Bismarck, North Dakota 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 

 

Governor Doug Burgum (R-ND), explained that he is thankful the company (Energy Transfer Partners) that built the North Dakota pipeline, will be funding the state with an additional $13 million, in order to cover a portion of the expenses for the violent anti-pipeline protests that broke out in Bismarck  prior to its completion. Protests were a common phenomenon throughout the city, especially by the Standing Rock Sioux Native American tribe, who believed that the pipeline was going to infest their fresh water sources. The Governor explained that during the time of the protests the state was charged approximately $43 million in credit, both to police the protestors, as well as to repair damages that the protestors caused. This reimbursement is added on to the extra $10 million that the state of North Dakota was given by the U.S. Justice Department. 

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Friday, September 29, 2017 

 

Two men, 59 year-old Mike Silva and 47 year-old Jason Barber were arrested by Albuquerque P.D. on Friday, September 29th, inside their appartment. The call to the Albuqurque P.D. was made by the men’s landlord, who had evicted Mike Silva earlier that day. According to the landlord, Silva broke into the appartment after his eviction. The police, entered the appartment and arrested the two men. They also found two stolen scooters, a stolen motorcycle, multiple drugs, and a 16 year-old runaway teenage girl who had been living with them. The young girl was immediately taken to the CYFD (Children, Youth and Family Department), while Silva and Barber await sentencing. 

 

New York City, New York   

Saturday, September 30, 2017 

 

Two people died and another five were severely injured, after a fire broke out in an apartment building in the Bronx, N.Y. at the Parkchester North Condominiums on E. Tremont Ave. near Dogwood Drive. The fire, which according to the New York Fire Department, started at approximately 1:10 a.m. on Saturday morning inside a tenth-floor apartment, quickly spread throughout the building. Although the cause of the fire is yet unknown, fellow residents explained that the resident of the apartment were the fire started, 75 year-old Jason Quinones, was a horder and used to gather multiple flamable materials and other garbage inside his home for years, something that obviously helped the fire spread at a very rapid rate.   It took firefighters who arrived at the scene a total of three hours to place the fire under control. All injured persons were immediately transefered by Rescue Services, to nearby Jacobi Medical Center. Quinones and one more unidentified man, died from their injuries moments after being transferred to the hospital. Two firefighters were also injured. 

 

Chicago, Illinois 

Saturday, September 30, 2017 

 

A triple homicide occurred around 7:30 a.m. in the 400 block of West 102nd Place in the Fernwood neighborhood, police said. Among the victims, was a 4 year-old girl, Jenae Lemon, who was shot while sitting in a vehicle with her mother, Charnella Leman (20) and another male, Terrence Carter (33). Lemon and Carter were parked in a vacant parking lot when the incident occured. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the shooting may have been domestic-related.  Police are also investigating whether Lemon and Carter were fighting and shot each other- they are waiting for results of ballistic and gunshot residue tests. Two guns and shell casings were found in the car. The three victims were transported  to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, were they were later pronounced dead. 4 year-old Jenae Lemon, is the youngest homicide victim in the greater Chicago metropolitan area this year. 

 

 

Portland, Oregon 

Sunday, October 1, 2017 

 

A 16 year-old Portland girl, was rescued by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, October 1st. The girl who had gone hiking near Marion Lake the day before, was reported missing by a friend of hers, who called the Sheriff’s explaining that she had decided to take a different route on the trail and got lost. Immediately after the call was made, rescuers arrived at Marion Lake and set up an operation of findind the missing girl Luckily, the girl had her cell phone with her and thus, was able to communicate with her rescuers, giving them as much information as she could about her current location. She was found in the wilderness by a group of rescuers at approximately 4:19 a.m. and was suffering from mild hypothermia (due to the freezing temperatures in the area) and dehydration. She was reunited with her family some hours later. 

 

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Sunday, October 1, 2017 

 

Approximately fifty-nine (59) people were shot dead and more than two hundred (200) others were severely wounded, outside the Mandalay Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a gunman opened fire on a large crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. The gunman, 64 year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada (who had checked into the hotel on Thursday, September 28, with his girlfriend) opened fire on the crowd below from his 32nd floor hotel room, using multiple assault riffles and a heavy machine gun. The perpetrator, had gathered a large amount of ammunition in his hotel room as well, and all of his weapons were equipped with telescopic sights. The mass shooting, is the deadliest in modern U.S. History, and according to police reports lasted for over ten (10) minutes in total. As the Special Police Task Force Unit of the Las Vegas P.D. approached the perpetrator’s room, he commit suicide and was found moments later laying dead inside his room. The death toll from the incident is expected to rise, as many people are suffering from life-threatening wounds. 

 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Monday, October 2, 2017 

A 26 year-old man was found stabbed to death inside a Twinsburg home at 10:15 a.m. on Monday. The homicide occurred at the corner of Darrow Road and Sherwin Drive. According to Twinsburg Assistant Police Chief, Bob Gosniewski, the victim was found laying dead on the floor by a single stab wound to the chest. One suspect has been arrested by authorities, however the names of both the victim and the possible assailant have not yet been released as well as the possible motive/s that may have led to the crime. Members of the Summit County Coroner’s Office, the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Twinsburg police continue to probe the scene.   

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 

 

U.S. President Donald H. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the American island territory of Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The island, which was severely hit and ravaged by Category 4 storm Maria two weeks prior to the President’s visit, is facing massive damage, with many of its 3.4 million inhabitants living without electricity, clean drinking water or any form of communication. President Trump praised the Puerto Rican authorities for their competance and continuous efforts both during as well as after the storm. In his speech to the governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosello and other officials of the island territory  he mentioned that: “You can be very proud of all of your people, all of our people working together.Sixteen versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud.”, in an attempt to compare the victims of Puerto Rico to those of Texas and Florida who suffered larger casualty rates during storms Harvey and Irma during this past summer. The president however lashed out at the mayor of the city of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz, who had previously critisized him about the limited financial aid that Puerto Rico received from the U.S. Government, in comparison to the aid given to Texas and Florida. The President and his wife, handed necessary supplies and first aid kits to victims  of the storm after the press conference, however his delay of arrival at the island and his failure to provide the appropriate the necessary help in time, was highly critisized  by the public. 

 

New Bedford, Massachusetts 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 

 

The murder of a 47 year-old man, Angel Camacho, marked the city of Bedford’s sixth (6) homicide for 2017, according to Bedford P.D. The man, was fatally stabbed on Tallman Street in the North End of the city on Wednesday. Bedford P.D. Received a distress call at approximately 6:30 a.m. About a probable drug overdose, however when they arrived at the scence they found Camacho lying heavily wounded outside the 45 Tallman St. residence, suffering from multiple stab wounds across his upper body. He was transferred by paramedics at the scene to St. Luke’s Hospital and died there later that morning. New Bedford police, state police detectives assigned to the DA’s office and homicide unit prosecutors are investigating the homicide. 

 

Indianapolis, Indiana   

Thursday, October 5, 2017 

 

A 17 year-old man was arrested on Thursday, October 5 by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, believed to have been in charge of the shooting death of 22 year-old James Butler this past weekend on West 28th Street, just west of Interstate 65. The teenager, who was tracked down by authorities in Jackson County, shortly after the homicide was transferred to Indianapolis for further questioning. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make the decision on whether to charge Butler’s alleged killer as an adult. On Sunday October 30, two days after the fatal shooting,  a group protest took place at the same location were Butler were found dead by paramedics of the Indianapolis Emergency Services. Butler’s mother was part of the protest, and during her speech mentioned: “I just pray to God I get justice for my son. That’s all I’m asking”. 

 

 Nikos Mizas, Editor

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