Man arrested for 6 cold case rapes through same type of testing that caught ‘Golden State Killer’ suspect

first_imgFayetteville Police Department(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — A North Carolina man has been arrested for a string of rapes committed a decade ago, police said, after he was tracked down through the same technology used to catch the suspected “Golden State Killer.”Darold Wayne Bowden, 43, was charged in connection with six cold case rapes perpetrated from March 2006 to January 2008 along the Ramsey Street corridor area of Fayetteville, according to a Wednesday statement from the Fayetteville Police Department.Charges against Bowden include: first-degree forcible rape; first-degree forcible sex offense; first-degree statutory rape; indecent liberties with a child; and first-degree kidnapping.Bowden, of Linden, North Carolina, was arrested at his home Wednesday and taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center where he remains on $18.8 million bond, police said Wednesday.He has not entered a plea. His first court appearance is set for Thursday, said Sgt. Shawn Strepay of the Fayetteville Police.Bowden was found through Parabon NanoLabs’ genetic genealogy testing — the same type of technology used to arrest the suspected “Golden State Killer” in April, police said — though Strepay declined to comment further on how Bowden was identified.Multiple arrests have been made throughout the country this year through this technology, in which investigators can cast a wide net, searching distant relatives of an unknown suspect by analyzing the DNA submitted voluntarily to a genetic genealogy database, according to CeCe Moore, chief genetic genealogist with Parabon NanoLabs.This allows police to create a much larger family tree than using law enforcement databases like CODIS, in which an exact match is needed in most states, Moore said.Genetic genealogy “is a major game-changer” for cold cases, Moore told ABC News earlier this year, “because in a genetic genealogy database we can reverse engineer the [suspect’s family] tree from their distant cousins who have tested.”“So it doesn’t matter that they haven’t had their DNA tested through another arrest or crime scene, we don’t need their DNA,” she said. “We need somebody from their family to have tested in order to resolve these cases.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ORION closes Dunkin’ Donuts anchored center

first_imgAhwatukee Foothills Center, a prestigious Ahwatukee Foothills drive-thru Pad built in 2002, sold for $2,038,000. The property is located on Chandler Boulevard, just west of Interstate 10, in a dense retail corridor with over 250,000 SF at the intersection. Notable neighboring tenants include LA Fitness, Kohl’s, CVS and Tutor Time.“We received an overwhelming amount of interest on this asset,” explains Andrew Harrison, Vice President at ORION Investment Real Estate. “The seller eventually decided to go with a local buyer who was in a 1031 exchange with only a few days left to identify his replacement property. We ended up closing the escrow in less than 27 days.” This was an all cash transaction.The property was sold by PWDAF 48th and Chandler, LLC and purchased by Ahwatukee Hills LLC, both Arizona-based. Ahwatukee Foothills is 100% leased to Qdoba, Dunkin’ Donuts, Zoyo and Calico Studios.last_img read more

Panel calls for evidence over will-writing regulation

first_imgThe Legal Services Consumer Panel has made a call for evidence from solicitors and others in an investigation launched today into whether will-writing should become a regulated activity. The Legal Services Board has asked the panel to provide evidence of what problems consumers encounter in making a will, and whether they need more protection. The panel’s findings will inform the board in making a decision next year on whether will-writing should be regulated. The panel is seeking evidence of badly written wills containing drafting errors; instances where will companies have put pressure on consumers to name them as executors of the estate; inappropriate cross-selling; and fees charged that are much higher than the original quote, as well as other issues. Panel chair Diane Hayter said: ‘The case for regulating will-writers may rest on whether there are abuses across the industry, or just a few rogues who can be dealt with under existing laws.’ Law Society president Linda Lee said: ‘The Law Society will be responding to the call for evidence from the panel, because it is clear that consumers need greater protection against inaccurate and badly written wills prepared by people with little or no legal training. ‘The Law Society has been highlighting this problem for some time. There is strong evidence that unregulated will-writers provide a substandard service for clients, leading to wills being lost or beneficiaries losing out. In some cases there is even dishonesty. As a result, the testator’s wishes may be ignored and their families or other executors have to pick up the pieces. ‘This is not the case when people use solicitors, who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and who are fully insured in case of any mistakes. We are deeply concerned that members of the public use will-writers thinking that writing a will is a simple and straightforward task, or that there is protection should anything go wrong, when neither is the case.’last_img read more

PM calls on society to report child abuse cases

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img 147 Views   no discussions LocalNews PM calls on society to report child abuse cases by: Dominica Vibes News – May 1, 2015 Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has appealed to members of the public to take responsibility for preventing child abuse, including sexual abuse, by reporting these incidents to the investigative authorities.There has been widespread debate on child sexual abuse in recent times, following a report from the Child Abuse Prevention Unit indicating significant increase in the number of reported cases, compounded by a recent high court ruling in which a man who pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with two female minors was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.Prime Minister Skerrit told members of the press on Wednesday 29 April 2015, child abuse is “a societal problem” and frequently, people in the community, fail to report these incidents to the police, while in other cases, there is collusion between the parents of the victim and the perpetrator.“It is something that we are taking very seriously…It’s terrible and parents should not hide this thing, they must not keep it a secret”.“Too many parents want to save a guy who they’re calling a boyfriend who’s a vagabond, knowing that this man has affected the child, because [in] a lot of these cases, the person is known to the family,” Mr Skerrit stated. He added that often times, the reports are investigated by the police, referred to the director of public prosecutions, only to be stalled due to lack of cooperation from some of the main witnesses.“Sometimes you go to court with the matter and you have to adjourn because your main witness is not present, or in some cases the child refuses to talk because she has been told so, or he has been told so,” Mr Skerrit said. However, the Prime Minister indicated that there is need for a revision of the legislation so that “once the matter is reported, then it is taken out of the hands of those who have reported it”.While some members of the public have called for more stringent laws regarding sentencing for child sexual abuse offenders, the Prime Minister said the current legislation is adequate.“The law as it is now, if you read the law, it is a strong piece of legislation. In my respectful view, in some cases, it has even gone beyond reasonableness in its content, but that notwithstanding, you still have those cases and an increasing number of them,” Mr Skerrit said.Moreover, the Prime Minister said he has heard the calls for harsher legislation, but “it’s not going to solve problems”.“Because if legislation could solve problems, look at Indonesia where you are put before a firing squad for drug trafficking, but people traffic drugs every day. So yes, you need a good legislative framework, but society has to be more responsible and speak out,” Mr Skerrit stated.last_img read more

New RF Wi-Fi Module to Support 4K HD Video Streaming

first_img 802.11 a/b/g/n Standard Size: 12.0 x 12.0 mm Dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz support Integrated 5 GHz PA/LNA External host Soft AP, WiFi Direct, STA+AP Concurrent mode Amp’ed RF Wireless Technology has introduced a new module specifically designed to enable wireless streaming of HD 4K video. As image processing technology improves, more connectivity bandwidth bottle necks can be seen and the infrastructure needs to improve to support 4k imaging.The new WF61 module brings together the speed and throughput of dual band Wi-Fi enabling crisp clear high-resolution video. It supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands. The 5 GHz band can handle the greater bandwidth needed for HD 4k imaging.The Amp’ed RF module is an ideal fit for Pet/home/baby monitors, IP security cameras, doorbell cams, body cams, wearables, automotive dash cams or backup cameras and more. Amp’ed RF provides the Linux Kernel to ensure fast development of the WF61 applications.The WF61 is a surface mount Wi-Fi module supplied on a 44 pin, 6-layer PCB. Specifications of WF61 module are: Click here for more information on this product.last_img read more

West Florida Leads the Pack at 2008 Argo Invitational

first_img Share West Florida Leads the Pack at 2008 Argo Invitational Feb. 25, 2008PENSACOLA, Fla. – During the two round first day of the 2008 Argonauts Invitational held at Pensacola Country Club, West Florida’s two round combined score was an impressive 585, 14 strokes ahead of their closest competition in the Division I filled tournament.The Argonauts climbed to their sizable lead over University of Illinois in the first round after the team combined to shoot a 276, 14 shots better then the Illinois 290. Following the first round West Florida’s Tobias Rosendahl held a three stroke lead after shooting a six under 66.Tied for second was teammate Otto Bonning who first was a three under 69.Three other Argonauts were in the top ten following the first round of action. Matthew Galloway was tied for fourth shooting two strokes under par at 70, while teammates Kyle Scott and Kevin Cooper, who was playing as an individual, were one stroke back.The second round West Florida held par with the Illini as both teams combined to shoot a 282 keeping the Argonauts 14 stokes ahead at the end of the day’s action.In the second round it was Federico Damus that stepped up his game shooting five under par for the round after, shooting five over in the morning, to break out even for the day, placing him in a tied for 13th place.Bonning continued his stellar play in the second round as he shot a 70 for the round, puting him five under for the day. Bonning is just one shot behind day one leader Scott Langley after the Illinois player shot a day one low 65 in the second round.Rosendahl dropped to third after shooting a 74 in the second round still he ended the day four shots under par.Although his score did not count for the team total, Cooper matched his first round total shooting one under par with a 71, placing in a tie for fourth.Galloway rounded out the Argonauts contingents finished the day shooting two over par combined for both rounds good for a tie for 21st place.The 2008 Argonauts Invitational will conclude with a final round taking place tomorrow at the Pensacola Country Club with the first tee offs schedule for 8 a.m. West Florida is scheduled to begin their day at 8:50 a.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Manchester United player’s agent reveals three different approaches from Barcelona for…

first_imgHe was linked with a handful of clubs and Barcelona were credited with an interest in the 31-year-old.However, the attacking midfielder ended the speculation and committed his future to the Red Devils by signing a new contract in June 2019.The former Chelsea star’s current deal at Old Trafford lasts until 2021 and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side retain an option to further extend his stay by a year.Mata is represented by his father, Juan Manuel Mata Rodríguez, and the latter has given an interview to VIP Deportivo.When asked if Solskjaer’s man is a ‘footballer with the Barca DNA’ and if there was a formal approach from the Catalan club for the United player, Juan Mata Sr said: “Indeed, as he is a player who has a DNA very similar to that [Barcelona’s style] football.“I agree with the Spanish national team, with colleagues of that style, because there were three occasions to sign for Barcelona,” he said.Embed from Getty Images“The first one was when he was at Valencia. Then when he was transferred to Chelsea, they also thought of Juan and there was a third one recently where there were also possibilities.“However, in all of them, Juan was lucky that he was in big clubs. This did not give that circumstance [to leave] because, thank God, he was in very important clubs.”When quizzed how his son is at United and if Mata Jr is loved by the club and their fans, his father explained: “Well yes. Upon arrival he was quite important because at that time he was the most important transfer in the history of Manchester United. He had a welcome, arrived by helicopter at the training centre and it was quite an event.“And after that, staying in a team as big as Manchester United, he’s spent six seasons at the highest level, playing at least 30 games per year and next to those teammates who are proud to see who they have played with. Juan is a player who is entering United’s history and has won titles.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo Last summer, Juan Mata had an opportunity to leave Manchester United as a free agent.last_img read more

Sturridge saves Liverpool in derby thriller

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, November 23 – Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to earn Liverpool a 3-3 draw at Everton with an 89th-minute equaliser in a richly entertaining Merseyside derby on Saturday.A brace from Romelu Lukaku had put Everton on the brink of a first win over their city rivals in seven matches, but Sturridge’s header gave Liverpool a share of the spoils after a frenetic Premier League encounter at Goodison Park. Liverpool took a fifth-minute lead when Philippe Coutinho neatly controlled the ball on his thigh and volleyed home after Luis Suarez flicked on a Steven Gerrard corner.The hosts equalised three minutes later, Kevin Mirallas converting a Ross Barkley knock-down, only for Suarez to restore Liverpool’s lead in the 19th minute by whipping a 25-yard free-kick into the bottom-right corner.Mirallas was fortunate to avoid a red card for a knee-high foul on Suarez before half-time, with referee Phil Dowd electing only to book him.Joe Allen spurned a superb chance to extend the visitors’ lead when he shot wide with the goal at his mercy and Liverpool were punished in the 72nd minute when Lukaku tucked away an equaliser.Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard produced a point-blank reflex stop to keep out a header from Suarez and with eight minutes to play Lukaku claimed his second goal with a bullet header from Mirallas’s left-wing corner.Everton would have moved up to third place with victory — level on points with Liverpool — but Sturridge had the final say when he smartly headed past Howard from a Gerrard free-kick.“It was a terrific game. I’ve been involved in a few and they are real heart-stoppers,” said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.“We again showed our resilience and ability to fight back. This is a difficult place to come and they haven’t lost at Goodison Park this year.”Everton manager Roberto Martinez said: “It’s really disappointing we didn’t get three points. To concede late on from a dead-ball situation doesn’t reward my team for how they played in the second half.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Gettin’ techie wit it

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web#Web Development richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img I’ve noticed some excellent techie posts lately, so I feel duty-bound to point them out.Phil Pearson, XML expert Kimbro Staken and Movable Type consultant Chad Everett have been working on a Structured Blogging plugin for WordPress and MT. This is to enable ordinary folks (like me) to publish “new microcontent types, support microformats and other standards like Media RSS”. Phil’s looking for feedback, so if you’re technically inclined jump over to his blog and add your 2 cents.Also I found a great resource via the 9rules homepage, an article at Fiftyfoureleven.com about how to use the Yahoo! API. As it states in the intro:“Looking at Yahoo!s APIs, you can see a little of that “openess” that Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel referred to at 2005’s Web 2.0 conference. From images to movies to maps and search, they offer a lot of data through their APIs.”Fiftyfoureleven.com also offers an ongoing API series. Great stuff and I’ll be reading this very closely and experimenting when I get some free time (in about a week!). Also check out ProgrammableWeb’s How to Make Your Own Web Mashup article. The beauty of mashups is that anyone can play, thanks to great resources like these and the backend work of folks like Phil Pearson. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: May 18, 2016

first_imgNaples Jewelry Store Employee Arrested in $1M TheftA Littman Jewelers store employee accused of stealing more than $1 million worth of items is now in jail, the Naples Police Department said. Police say Jeffrey Charles Vickers, 35, admitted to the theft and said he was going to use the jewelry to fund his drug addiction. Monday morning, management at the jewelry store discovered watches, loose diamonds, and other pieces of jewelry were missing from the store safe. Surveillance video showed a man inside the store shortly after it closed on Sunday. The suspect deactivated the alarm, entered the safe, and removed multiple jewelry cases which he placed into a backpack and garbage bag, police said. The man also took money out of the cash register before leaving the store, police said. Other employees of the store were able to identify Vickers as the suspect. Inside Vickers’ vehicle, detectives found the items stolen. Authorities were also able to locate the clothing worn by Vickers during the burglary as evidence… [CBS News]  13 Arrested in Sarasota County Retail Theft StingThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s office recently added 13 new inmates on charges ranging from petit theft to drug trafficking. The haul was part of a four-day sting targeting heavy retail theft locations in the county. Between the six men and seven women now behind bars in the Sarasota County jail, a total of 32 charges have been filed. Shoplifting is often a means to an end for many of those involved. “A lot of these people, they’re stealing to support other behaviors they may have that are also criminal. We believe that by focusing on this type of crime, we’re stopping other crime from occurring,” says Capt. Walsh. Retail theft goes beyond stealing merchandise. Essie Sweet is accused of trying to steal a local woman’s identity by using her stolen credit cards at Target. And Essie shares more than a few cells with the rest of these suspects. Several boast an extensive rap sheet, among them are 197 prior charges. “Really the goal is crime prevention,” says Walsh. “We’re not interested in arresting people as much as we are just stopping the crime from occurring…” [ABC News]- Sponsor –  3 Charged after $10K Worth of Purses Stolen from Kentucky Outlet MallThree people are behind bars in connection to a theft ring. Police have arrested Marlon Hill, Courtney Chesher, and Aaron Bruner. Hill and Chesher were trying to sell stolen purses on Facebook, at Louisville Pawn shops, and even out of a car. The three week long investigation led them to an apartment complex in Taylorsville. Altogether there was more than $10,000 worth of Kate Spade purses and wallets between the home and a vehicle. Police say Kate Spade of the Outlet Malls of the Bluegrass did not realize a theft had been going on. The merchandise was stolen from storage space they were renting that was not yet open to the public. “The maintenance actually had keys to this location and that’s how he was removing the purses,” police said. The maintenance man is Bruner. Police say Bruner admitted to taking the purses in Simpsonville and traded them in Spencer County. “It was basically to support a drug habit. He was trading these purses for heroin,” police said. Police believe there are still more purses out there and there may be more arrests to come… [ABC News] 3 Detained after Traffic Stop Uncovers Cellphone Store BurglaryAuthorities have detained three Miami-area residents found with $30,000 worth of stolen electronics following a traffic stop. A sheriff’s deputy stopped the vehicle for driving without its headlights on. In the vehicle officials reported finding $600, a crowbar, masks and two bags containing 200 smartphones and iPads worth an estimated $30,000. The items were believed to have been taken from iCARE Smartphone Repair. Officers went to the business and found that its front door had been smashed. They reviewed surveillance video showing two males entering, smashing cases with a crowbar and filling the bags with smartphones. One of the burglars grabbed a cash drawer off the counter. After GPD Special Operations Unit members interviewed the trio, they charged Stephanie Janteria Bascone with possession of burglary tools, dealing in stolen property, fraudulent use of an ID, possession of a stolen credit card and possession of marijuana. Passengers Carl Dwayne Hurd was charged with possession of burglary tools and dealing in stolen property, and Darius Anthony Smith, was charged with possession of burglary tools, dealing in stolen property and giving law enforcement a false ID. The three were held in the Alachua County Jail, and bond had not been set… [Gainesville Sun] LP Worldwide: Abused Mum of Two Stole £7,000 from Shop Where She WorkedA mother-of-two stole £7,000 from the convenience store where she worked. Sanela Miskic took the cash from a safe at a Mirfield (United Kingdom) One Stop Shop. But rather than keep it for herself she sent the stolen money back to her native country Slovenia to bribe her ex-husband to keep away from her. Magistrates heard that she had escaped from the central European country following an abusive relationship and feared for the safety of other family members still living there. Laura McBride, prosecuting, said: “Due to the large amounts of cash found to be missing a regional security supervisor undertook an investigation and after watching the CCTV saw that the defendant was responsible. “She said that in a moment of madness she took the money,” claimed Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating. He described the offences committed by his client as taking place under ‘bizarre circumstances’. He explained: “She didn’t steal the money for herself, she stole the money to keep her husband away from her…There’s a considerable history which has led her into this criminality which is very much out of character…” [Huddersfield Daily Examiner] LP Worldwide: Appeal for More Data as Cargo Crime in EMEA Region Rises 115% Year-on-YearCargo crime has reached a three-year high, according to the latest reports by TAPA’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The number of incidents reported rose 115% year-on-year, to 444 across 19 countries, for the first quarter. Of those, 29 were major losses, with a value of more than €100,000. The average loss was just under €75,000, while the largest was the theft of eight pallets of perfume, valued at €600,000, from a trailer in Lower Saxony, Germany. Of the thefts, 56%, were from trucks stopped at motorway service stations, lay-bys or industrial estates. TAPA noted that a lack of secure parking locations in Europe was evident, with losses from unsecure parking locations accounting for 55% of the thefts. While it is not clear whether the rise is due to better reporting or more crime, there does appear to be a increasing number of thefts, with a wide variety of goods targeted. “High volumes of lower-value goods [prove] to be just as attractive to criminals as a few high-value products,” noted TAPA. Because some countries report cargo crime better than others seems to distort the overall figures. More than 86% of the cargo thefts reported in the first quarter happened in just four countries – those where law enforcement agencies report their data to TAPA. “We do not know the full extent of cargo crime in EMEA, nor globally. We do know, however, that we are barely scratching the surface of the number of incidents we believe are happening in some major countries in our region…” [The Loadstar] Shoplifter Caught Getting Dinner after Heist in Same Strip M£allA Mesa man’s hunger lead to his arrest after he allegedly took $600 in products from a Chandler Walmart. Police report that on May 10 around dinner time, 25-year-old Mohamed Ahmed Kedir was seen shoplifting items from the Walmart. A description of Kedir was given and Chandler bicycle police located him eating at the Jimmy John’s in the same strip mall. A search of his backpack revealed the stolen items. Kedir has been charged with shoplifting was also found to have a warrant for another shoplifting situation in Phoenix… [ABC News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more