By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp TAGS Facebook MCSO, OPD, MPD, ECSO logos The Odessa Police Department will host a memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.The public is welcome to attend the event. OPD spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur said in an email that he encourages attendees to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.OPD and other local law enforcement agencies will hold a brief memorial service to honor nine local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Agencies to be honored are OPD, Ector County Sheriff’s Office, Midland County Sheriff’s Office, Midland Police Department and Lubbock Police Department.The local law enforcement agencies will also honor the 12 officers and four K9’s in Texas who lost their lives in the line of duty within the last year.The public is also encouraged to replace their porch lights with blue bulbs through the rest of the week. Local law enforcement to host memorial service Facebook WhatsApp Previous article051219 OHS Lee Softball 03Next articleSTONE: Know your spots Odessa American Pinterest Local NewsLaw Enforcement Twitter Twitter Pinterest
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kali9/iStock(AUBURN, Ala.) — A manhunt is underway for a dangerous gunman after an Auburn, Alabama, police officer was shot dead and two fellow officers were hurt, the local police chief said. The three officers were met with gunfire while responding to a “domestic disturbance” at the Arrowhead mobile home park Sunday night, Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said at a news conference.The two injured officers are expected to recover, Register said. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes, is at large and described as extremely dangerous, Register said. Suspect identified as Grady Wayne Wilkes. He is considered armed and dangerous. Officers responding to a domestic disturbance at a residence located in the 3000 block of Wire Road were met with gunfire. Their conditions are not being released at this time. pic.twitter.com/TvyWu44rBA— AU Campus Safety (@AuburnSafety) May 20, 2019“We certainly want to do everything we can to take this person into custody,” the chief said, “and bring some closure to these officers and their families.” Wilkes had not been on the radar of law enforcement, Register said.“This is probably the worst day of my time here. Words cannot express the loss,” the chief said. “We’re just trying to be there with our officers and those families right now.” The officers’ names have not yet been released. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
A funeral mass was offered April 28 at St Ann RC Church, Hoboken, for Ida Imbimbo. She died peacefully on April 19. Ida was the daughter of the late Rafaella and Lawrence Avitabile. Ida was the last surviving member of the Avitabile family, surviving her 10 siblings: Rose, Constance, Mary, Rita, Josephine, Anna, Andrew, Benjamin, Alfred and Dominick.In June of 1950, Ida married her husband, the late Jerry Imbimbo and enjoyed the next 61 years of being a wife and mother of her two children. She is survived by her children Angela Januszkiewicz and her spouse Ted and her son Gerald Imbimbo. She is also survived by her six grandchildren Tara Snyder and her spouse Tim, Gina Morcom and her spouse Gavin, Brianna Januszkiewicz and her spouse Sam, Katie, Olivia and her fiance Brad and Michael.Ida was blessed with ten great-grandchildren, Chase Maddox, Wyatt Anthony, Sophia Grae, Brody Michael, Aria Reese, Calisi Brook, Declan August, Kohen Avery, Dominik Onofrio, and an eleventh great-grandchild, Evie Mari to be born in AugustServices arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Hoboken.
CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Brothers Bar & Grill) The Brothers Bar & Grill on Eddy Street in South Bend closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.According to a post on Facebook, the virus was detected after a mandatory health screening and temperature check required daily by all employees. They say the employee showed no signs of any health issues and was wearing a face covering and gloves while throughout this time.The restaurant was to remain closed until Tuesday, June 2, according to the Facebook post. Brothers Bar & Grill temporarily closed due to employee with COVID-19 Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleBerrien County Health Department releases updated, improved COVID-19 dataNext articlePursuit ends with police involved shooting, trooper injured by suspect vehicle Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – June 2, 2020 0 493 Twitter
Future-funk pioneers Lettuce are heading to Portland, Maine next Friday, and they’re serving up more than just music. On September 15th, Lettuce will host a very special concert at the Maine State Pier to benefit Full Plates Full Potential, an organization whose mission is to eliminate child hunger in Maine. Featuring special guest Chali 2na with support by Percy Hill and Armies, the night will certainly be one to remember. Lettuce and Full Plates Full Potential have teamed up to offer VIP packages that include access to a preferred viewing area during the concert, as well as a VIP after party with a menu curated by top Portland chefs and restaurants. The Super VIP option includes both the preferred viewing area and after party, plus a limited edition concert poster and a pre-show meet-and-greet with the band. Tickets for all can be purchased here.The idea for the benefit concert stemmed from Lettuce saxophonist and Maine resident Ryan Zoidis, who first heard about Full Plates Full Potential on the radio when he recognized the voice of Chef Ilma Lopez (owner of Portland restaurants Piccolo and Chaval) discussing the astonishing statistics behind child hunger in Maine. As a local father, the message especially resonated, so Zoidis made the moves to get the band involved.Full Plates Full Potential’s mission is to end child hunger in Maine where 87,000 kids struggle to access the reliable, nutritious meals they need to thrive. 15.8 percent of Maine households, or nearly 200,000 individuals, are food insecure. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 kids in Maine don’t know when or where they will get their next meal. By removing barriers that keep these children from benefitting from the proven, effective, efficient nutrition programs for which they are eligible, Full Plates Full Potential connects Maine kids with existing nutrition programs and builds new ones when needed across the state. They support proven initiatives like the school lunch program and seek to expand lesser accessed programs like breakfast and summer meals programs.“Food has a direct effect on performance, behavior, attitude, and long-term health,” Zoidis, who embarks on Lettuce tour today, explains about the importance of bringing food to classrooms. “The results of Full Plates Full Potential have already shown increase in attendance, better grades, and less behavioral outbreaks at the local schools. The numbers impressed me so much that I knew I had to get involved.”Lettuce’s September 15th VIP after-party will take place at Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room restaurant on the water, where some of the best chefs in Portland will gather for the Full Plate Full Potential event. “The menu will be luxurious,” explains Zoidis, who is an international foodie himself, “with several James Beard Award winning chefs contributing their finest, most badass dishes to friends, family, and fans alike.” The lineup includes Chef Rob Evans of Duckfat, Chef Harding Lee Smith of The Rooms (Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room, Front Room, Corner Room, Grill Room, Mountain Room), and Chef Jason Loring of Nosh Kitchen Bar, Slab Sicilian Street Food, Rhum Food & Grog, Big J’s Chicken Shack.Lettuce’s involvement comes as part of their continuous Lettuce Give charity initiatives. The band promises to donate $1 per concert ticket sold, and all proceeds from the VIP and Super VIP food experiences will go directly to the cause.“Music and food bring people together. It’s a common denominator,” explains Zoidis about how he decided to connect Lettuce with Full Plates Full Potential. “Making music is a lot like making food. They both require skill and depend on creativity to deliver a tasteful/consumable product. When you consider what goes into making a band—creating good music together—it’s similar to making a dish with various elements to create a composition of food. Similar to how the elements of the lights, sound, and each instrumentalist’s flavor comes together in a concert experience, the same approach is made in creating the perfect dish—everything is better with the appropriate amount of herbs and spice.”Known for their incendiary live shows, extensive touring, die-hard fans, and massive two-decade career, Lettuce brings forth a new vitality to classic funk music. Comprised of a stellar group musicians—drummer Adam Deitch, guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet player Eric Bloom—the band continues to earn their name as a can’t-miss live act. Chali2na was a natural choice for a special guest, “because tuna and lettuce, come on.” Percy Hill and Armies are both choice picks for Zoidis too, who grew up with the players in the Northeast and urges all fans to check them out ahead of the show. Tickets for all can be purchased here.Full Plates Full Potential has taken major steps to end child hunger in Maine. And yet, 1 out of every 5 kids in Maine struggles with hunger and aren’t getting the resources they need. That accounts for nearly 50% of all public-school-aged children in the state. Childhood hunger is a major problem in our country and in Maine – but it is solvable. Learn more about the organization here, and join Lettuce on their mission on September 15th.“We really hope that by bringing our fans together to celebrate music, Lettuce will help make a difference in Portland, and beyond,” says Zoidis.
If Jocelyne DiRuggiero was looking for life on Mars, she wouldn’t dig in the planet’s red soil. Instead, she’d head where you might not expect.“I’d go to the salt flats, because there’s more water there,” DiRuggiero said.In saying that, DiRuggiero drew on her experience investigating extreme environments, places that the hardiest single-cell organisms call home. Her recent investigation of Chile’s barren Atacama Desert, a high plateau that scientists believe is the driest place on Earth, showed that the microbial communities appeared to be thriving best in rocks composed of salts, which retained the most moisture.DiRuggiero, a biologist from Johns Hopkins University, presented her findings on Wednesday (May 18) during a talk at Harvard’s Geological Museum sponsored by Harvard’s Origins of Life Initiative.For most of Earth’s history, life has been dominated by microorganisms. Scientists estimate that life began 3.4 billion years ago and that the animal life that dominates the planet didn’t show up until 500 million to 600 million years ago. That means that for most of the planet’s history, life here was microscopic. That also means chances are that if there is alien life on other planets, it will be microscopic as well.Even though animal life is abundant on Earth today, much of the life here remains microscopic, DiRuggiero said. Microorganisms have colonized land and sea from pole to pole in vast numbers that far outstrip the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Even human bodies are home to vast numbers of microbes, DiRuggiero said. Though some bodily microbes are harmful, many help people to digest foods, fight off invaders, and perform other useful functions.In fact, she said, there are believed to be 10 times the number of microbes on and in the human body as there are human cells, meaning that, in one sense, people are just one-tenth human. Taking that analogy further, if one looks at humans purely from a DNA standpoint, there are 100 times as many microbial genes in the body as there are human genes in human cells.“So genetically, we’re one-hundredth human,” DiRuggiero said.Most of the Earth’s microbial diversity remains unexplored. Just a small fraction of known microbes can be cultivated, meaning that most cannot be studied in the lab. That prompts scientists such as DiRuggiero to head into the field to study microbes where they live.Terrestrial microbes dubbed “extremophiles” have colonized many extreme environments, which DiRuggiero said can contribute clues about life elsewhere in the universe. The highest temperature that an organism has been known to survive is 121 degrees Celsius, or about 250 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature used to sterilize medical equipment. Other microbes can survive environments that are extremely cold, that are quite acidic, that have very high salt content, that are extraordinarily dry, like the Atacama Desert.Although these organisms, typically bacteria or another type of single-celled organism called archaea, live in environments that would be deadly to other organisms, DiRuggiero pointed out that the extremophiles grow more slowly if conditions are tipped toward what would be considered more favorable.DiRuggiero led a field team to the Atacama to survey the microbial community there. The team focused on a particularly dry part of the desert that experiences rain on average just once a decade. The team found, through genetic analysis, that the microbial communities are based on cyanobacteria, which obtain energy from the sun through photosynthesis. The team also found that the cyanobacteria appear to be specific to different types of rocks and microenvironments, and may have originated in the sparse microbial community in the dry soil.“We need to go to extremes because the planets we’ve seen so far are very extreme environments, where only a few microorganisms on Earth have a chance of surviving,” DiRuggiero said.
The Leadership Fellows Program at Harvard Business School is based on University Professor Michael Porter’s vision of developing a network of HBS graduates with cross-sector experience who are committed to addressing societal issues throughout their careers. The fellowship is a two-way commitment in which graduating students are offered once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience high-impact management positions in nonprofit and public sector organizations for one year at a competitive salary. At the same time, those organizations leverage the experience, energy, and strategic and analytical skills of M.B.A.s in roles that produce immediate results and build long-term capacity.Since its inception in 2001, the Leadership Fellows program has placed 173 fellows at organizations such as the city of Boston Mayor’s Office, Harlem Children’s Zone, Mercy Corps, World Wildlife Fund, and the U.S. Department of Education. Read Full Story
Tasked with contributing a photograph about gun violence in America to the Snite Museum of Art, four students in the PhotoFutures program unveiled their choices at the museum Wednesday evening.The students selected a photograph from photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz’s “We All We Got” project. The image focuses on a pool of blood while a little boy’s blurred face stares into the camera.Senior Christine Anspach said the decision was difficult, since the group needed to hone in on the message they wanted to deliver.“It ultimately came down to, ‘What do we want to say about gun culture?’” Anspach said. “We can’t say everything. We wanted to pick a photograph that would raise questions for students in the future. So we thought, how, as millennials, are we perceiving gun culture in this country, and what’s important to us?”Senior Isabel Cabezas said Ortiz’s photograph was eventually picked because it gave the best “look at the humanity and the results and repercussions of gun culture in America.”“You see the humanity, because there is a little boy, whose face is blurred out, but you can’t ignore him,” Cabezas said. “As humans, we are drawn to our own likeness.”The photograph was also chosen, Cabezas said, because it served as a call to action.“You’re being called to focus on this gruesome scene, but the innocence of this little boy, he’s almost looking up to you and wondering ‘What are you going to do about this? Will this be my future? What will happen next?’” Cabezas said.Cabezas said the striking nature of Ortiz’s photograph was another reason for its selection.“Your eye goes directly to the really dark spot on the cement, which is a bloodstain,” she said. “There was a 15-year-old boy who was shot and burned after being beaten to death, essentially. The body is not in this image; all we see is the violent bloodstain.”As a part of the PhotoFutures program, Ortiz was actually brought to campus and the students had a chance to speak with him. Anspach said they learned about Ortiz’s artistic process.“For his photographs, he went to these communities and actually made friends so that he got to know the people,” she said. “He has a very photojournalistic approach to his photographs.”Junior Regina Ekaputri said that as a part of the program, the students were asked to probe their own views on gun culture through creative assignments.“We had to pick a gun target, like the ones you would see at a shooting range,” Ekaputri said. “We had to live with one for a week. Some of us put it in our rooms, some put it in the front seat of their car, to get us thinking about gun culture and how it affects our lives.”Ekaputri said this was all a part of the process of discerning the best photograph for the Snite.“We had to develop our own set of categories for how to pick one photograph that will match the theme and complement the mission of the University,” she said.Tags: gun culture, photography, Snite Museum, We All We Got
CVPS engineers and transmission supervisors performed helicopter flyovers Monday to assess the damage from the air. See photos below.CVPS support staff continued to work with state emergency management officials and the Vermont Agency of Transportation to develop travel and road work strategies to access customers. An emergency bypass where Route 4 was washed out in Mendon will be completed today. Construction contractors worked through the night on the road. In cooperation with the Agency of Transportation, CVPS hired Belden Construction to build the emergency bypass, which will be available only to utility and emergency vehicles and will be monitored by law enforcement. A more permanent repair will require substantial planning and construction by the state. Devastation is extensive across the CVPS system. A handful of examples among the dozens of major issues include: The near destruction of the Rochester Substation. Royalton Operations Supervisor Ben Bemis had to ride an off-road motorcycle to the site, which was inaccessible to trucks. ‘The fence is gone, the transformer has been undermined, and debris is scattered all over the place,’ Bemis said. ‘It’s looking pretty sad.’Numerous sections of Route 107 in Bethel virtually disappeared. The White River flooding took out numerous poles and hundreds of feet of line.The loss of a key bridge on Route 73 between Goshen and Rochester. One end of the bridge supports washed out, dropping the span into the water below. ‘The Route 73 bridge looks like a boat ramp going down into the river,’ Bemis said.The loss of not only dozens of utility poles, but the scouring of all of the soil that held the poles up. Springfield Operations Supervisor Ed Whittemore said in many cases, even if the road existed, there is no soil left to install new poles.Projects that will entail the complete reconstruction of entire sections of the utility system. In Jamaica, for example, crews were able to feed the center of the village through a backfeed, but the lines heading in both directions from the village center were washed away. In Wardsboro, Brattleboro Operations Supervisor Dave Miller said they found one washout that included five utility poles, but workers couldn’t go any further because the road was gone. ‘God only knows what washouts there are beyond that one,’ Miller said.Up-to-date outage numbers (by town) can be found at: http://www.cvps.com/CustomerService/outages/(link is external) and http://vtoutages.com/(link is external)CVPS offered several safety tips for coping with the outages: STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES. Don’t touch or even go near downed wires! These wires can be energized and can cause serious injuries or death. If the line is blocking the road or in contact with a vehicle with people inside, call your local police or fire emergency number first. Then call CVPS. Instruct others to keep at least 50 feet away, and keep pets and livestock away as well.Assume all objects touching the power line are also energized. Never attempt to remove trees or limbs from any utility lines! Notify CVPS of the situation.If using a generator, read and follow the owner’s manual before starting the generator. Never operate a generator inside any structure or near a structure. Use a transfer switch to ensure electricity is not accidentally fed onto a line where line crews must work.Keep freezers and refrigerators closed as much as possible to prevent food spoilage.If power goes out, turn off all electrical appliances except one light so you’ll know when service returns. Then, turn equipment back on slowly.Up-to-date outage numbers (by town) can be found at: http://www.cvps.com/CustomerService/outages/(link is external) and http://vtoutages.com/(link is external) PHOTOS: Top, a destroyed house in Pittsfiled; middle and bottom, two shots of Route 4 east of Rutland. The largest fleet of utility trucks, workers and resources in Central Vermont Public Service history is making steady, solid progress on storm restoration today, thanks to improving access and the sheer numbers of workers. But CVPS cautioned that complete restoration remains dependent on road access, and could take weeks.As of 5 pm, more than 57,000 customer outages have been restored, with 15,900 remaining.‘We have an unprecedented mass of workers, with more than 140 line trucks in the field, and nearly 600 contractors assisting,’ said Scott Massie, manager of Central Scheduling at CVPS. ‘That’s about three dozen more line trucks and 100 more people than the previous records set during the Nor’icane in 2007.‘We are attacking our problems methodically but quickly, and we’re making short work of the problems that we can access,’ Massie said. ‘Where communities or neighborhoods are isolated, we’re working with the state and individual towns to try to get access, but it’s difficult work and will take time.’Spokesman Steve Costello, a 15-year employee, said he was amazed by the progress made in the last 24 hours, as line crews, digger crews and support staff pieced together the electrical system, often in spots where roads are gone.‘Crews have restored far more service than I would have thought possible at this stage of the recovery,’ Costello said. ‘They are committed to doing everything possible to bring back power, but we have a lot of work to do before any semblance of normalcy will return to the worst-affected areas. Access is by far our biggest challenge.’Joe Kraus, senior vice president for engineering, operations and customer service, said workers were taking extraordinary steps and collaborating with state and local officials to gain access to isolated communities and clusters of customers.‘In many cases we are simply building new lines because access issues and the loss of basic infrastructure means we can’t rebuild our lines where they once were,’ Kraus said. ‘In other cases, we’ve cut our way into isolated regions, built a temporary emergency bypass of Route 4 in Mendon, which will help us get to numerous towns along the Green Mountains, and we continue to look for new access routes in collaboration with local and state officials.’In addition to the Route 4 bypass, CVPS gained access Tuesday to a temporary passage on Route 103, another key east-west route, which the state opened. The company is also communicating with officials in Rochester and Bethel, which are working from opposite ends of Bethel Mountain Road in an attempt to open up a one-lane access to Rochester, which is currently isolated. ‘Those are just a few examples of the collaboration that is going on between towns, the state and the company,’ Costello said. ‘There has been extraordinary effort.’Kraus reminded customers to stay away from any downed power lines, and cautioned that despite the legion of workers, the restoration process could be lengthy. ‘Folks are working 18- and 20-hour shifts, but this is unlike anything we’ve ever seen, or want to see again,’ Kraus said. While the worst flooding is over, CVPS urged Vermonters to use extra caution around waterways, many of which are still flowing at very high levels. ‘A lot of the smaller rivers, creeks and brooks may have dropped back considerably, but the water is still moving much faster than normal,’ said Mike Scarzello, CVPS’s generation asset manager.Costello reminded customers that if their home or business was flooded, they need to take special precautions. ‘If your electric service panel was affected by water, it has to be examined by a qualified electrician before we can restore service,’ Costello said.