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Relative of victim killed by woman on alleged crime spree ‘afraid’ she’ll kill again

first_imgLee County Sheriffs Office(NEW YORK) — The ex-stepdaughter of a Florida woman shot dead — allegedly by a woman seeking to steal her identity — said she was “in total shock” to learn what happened to her beloved family member.Lois Riess, 56, is wanted for allegedly fatally shooting her husband in Minnesota and then killing and stealing the identity of 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson in Florida.With Riess still on the run, Hutchinson’s former stepdaughter, Robin Barry, told ABC News she feels very nervous.“I’m just afraid she’s gonna get desperate,” she said of Riess. “Because she might feel the need for another person’s identification … and hurt someone else, somebody else’s family or loved one.”Barry said Hutchinson and her father had been married for 20 years. They divorced two years ago, she said, but “my dad never stopped loving her.”Barry was about 25 years old when Hutchinson came into her life, she said. She remembers Hutchinson “as a loving, caring, vibrant person,” with a memorable laughter and smile.“She was so good to my girls,” Barry said of Hutchinson’s relationship with her daughters, now ages 21 and 19.Hutchinson had “been around since the day they were born,” Barry said. “She was just fabulous and loved my girls to pieces.”Barry said Hutchinson had moved from Virginia to Florida a year ago after the divorce.“She really liked doing a lot for charity work,” Barry said. “Trying to make things better in the world.”After Riess allegedly killed her husband in Minnesota, she allegedly stole his money and then drove to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, authorities said. There, Riess met Hutchinson and then allegedly killed her and stole her ID, credit cards and car, said the Lee County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office.Barry said she’s now constantly checking her phone “looking for an update, hoping she’s been caught.”“I don’t understand why somebody who’s not a professional can evade the law for this amount of time,” she said. “It’s just mind-blowing.”After allegedly killing Hutchinson, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Riess used her victim’s ID to withdraw $5,000. On April 6, Riess arrived at a Hilton hotel in the Ocala, Florida, area, where authorities claim she used a stolen credit card to pay for her room, the sheriff’s office said.Riess was later spotted in Louisiana and the Corpus Christi, Texas, area, but remains at large, the sheriff’s office said.She is expected to continue targeting other women who look like her to steal their identities, authorities said.The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Mexican authorities and border patrol are on “full alert” that Lois Riess may try to get into Mexico.Lois Riess is described as having brown eyes and light blonde hair. She is 5-foot-5 and weighs 165 pounds.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Angiosperm symbioses with non‐mycorrhizal fungal partners enhance N acquisition from ancient organic matter in a warming maritime Antarctic

first_imgIn contrast to the situation in plants inhabiting most of the world’s ecosystems, mycorrhizal fungi are usually absent from roots of the only two native vascular plant species of maritime Antarctica, Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis. Instead, a range of ascomycete fungi, termed dark septate endophytes (DSEs), frequently colonise the roots of these plant species. We demonstrate that colonisation of Antarctic vascular plants by DSEs facilitates not only the acquisition of organic nitrogen as early protein breakdown products, but also as non‐proteinaceous d‐amino acids and their short peptides, accumulated in slowly‐decomposing organic matter, such as moss peat. Our findings suggest that, in a warming maritime Antarctic, this symbiosis has a key role in accelerating the replacement of formerly dominant moss communities by vascular plants, and in increasing the rate at which ancient carbon stores laid down as moss peat over centuries or millennia are returned to the atmosphere as CO2.last_img read more

Functional roles of microbial symbionts in plant cold tolerance

first_imgIn this review, we examine the functional roles of microbial symbionts in plant tolerance to cold and freezing stresses. The impacts of symbionts on antioxidant activity, hormonal signaling and host osmotic balance are described, including the effects of the bacterial endosymbionts Burkholderia, Pseudomonas and Azospirillum on photosynthesis and the accumulation of carbohydrates such as trehalose and raffinose that improve cell osmotic regulation and plasma membrane integrity. The influence of root fungal endophytes and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on plant physiology at low temperatures, for example their effects on nutrient acquisition and the accumulation of indole‐3‐acetic acid and antioxidants in tissues, are also reviewed. Meta‐analyses are presented showing that aspects of plant performance (shoot biomass, relative water content, sugar and proline concentrations and Fv/Fm) are enhanced in symbiotic plants at low (−1 to 15 °C), but not at high (20–26 °C), temperatures. We discuss the implications of microbial symbionts for plant performance at low and sub‐zero temperatures in the natural environment and propose future directions for research into the effects of symbionts on the cold and freezing tolerances of plants, concluding that further studies should routinely incorporate symbiotic microbes in their experimental designs.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball To Face Northern Colorado For Senior Day Thursday

first_imgThe Bears lead the all-time series against the Thunderbirds 4-1. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, Southern Utah men’s basketball (14-14, 9-10 in Big Sk play) faces Northern Colorado (20-9, 14-4 in Big Sky play) for Senior Night at the America First Event Center. Guard Bodie Hume (10.8 points, 4.3 rebounds per game) and redshirt junior guard Jonah Radebaugh (10 points, 6 rebounds per game) also score in double figures for Northern Colorado. Senior guard Jordan Davis, who posted 36 points on 14-17 shooting for the Bears in a 79-68 win over SUU January 24, averages a conference-best 23.7 points per game. The Thunderbirds will honor guard Brandon Better, guard Matthew Johnson and guard/forward Elijah Graves as part of their festivities. Tags: Andre Adams/Bodie Hume/Brandon Better/Cameron Oluyitan/Elijah Graves/Jonah Radebaugh/Jordan Davis/Matthew Johnson/Northern Colorado/Senior Night/SUU Men’s Basketball The highly-productive Bears come into Cedar City scoring 77.2 points per game and surrendering 69.1 points per contest. Written by Redshirt junior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan (12.9 points per game), Better (12.3 points per game) and junior forward Andre Adams (10.3 points, 6.2 rebounds per game) lead the Thunderbirds statistically on the season. The mercurial Thunderbirds score 76.3 points per game and surrender 76.1 points per contest. The Thunderbirds have outscored opponents 2135-2132 on the season. March 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball To Face Northern Colorado For Senior Day Thursday Brad Jameslast_img read more

Airbnb trials sharing rental fee income with landlords

first_imgThe Nob Hill Vistas building in San Francisco, one of five blocks where the fee sharing program is being trialled by Airbnb.Airbnb in the US has struck a deal with a major build-to-rent landlord in its home city of San Francisco to share profits when tenants sub-let their homes via its home-sharing service.Veritas Investments, which owns and manages over 200 mainly Art Deco buildings containing some 5,000 apartments within the city, is to pilot a scheme that will enable some of its tenants to rent out their apartments via Airbnb, which will then share its fees with the company in return.A separate property management company called Pillow Residential will then handle the bookings and change overs.Five blocks that include 100 apartments in the city belonging to Veritas are included in the pilot scheme and the company is to take 10% cut of any vacation rental fees generated by Airbnb bookings.“If you look at the business models of the 1980s and 1990s you had very clear boundaries, but when you look at companies like Airbnb you realise they are both collaborating and competing on different levels – so it’s not a clear like is used to be, and may never be again,” says James Morris-Manuel, EMEA Director at 3D viewings firm Matterport.More affordableVeritas told The San Francisco Chronicle that it was keen to try out the scheme, which is part of Airbnb’s Friendly Buildings Programme, because it believes the extra income tenants earn from letting out their homes via Airbnb will help make their homes more attractive and affordable.The Friendly Buildings Programme Airbnb is running the US is designed to overcome the objections of landlords and freeholders to tenants or leaseholder sub-letting out their properties via short-term rentals, and is being rolled out across the US, starting in San Francisco.In the UK – as in the US and elsewhere – there are been high profile cases of Airbnb booking being banned by leaseholder and landlords including, as The Negotiator reported recently, at a new homes development near Chichester.Read our recent opinion piece by lawyer Adam Osieke about why the industry should exercise caution when getting in to bed with Airbnb.  San Francisco James Morris-Manuel Matterport airbnb November 7, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Airbnb trials sharing rental fee income with landlords previous nextAirbnb trials sharing rental fee income with landlordsPilot scheme in US is portend of what may soon may be rolled out in the UK as home sharing website tries to win over larger landlords.Nigel Lewis7th November 201701,139 Viewslast_img read more

Navy Assistant Secretary Attends RTC’s PIR

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: PIR Authorities Navy Assistant Secretary Attends RTC’s PIR Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs, the Honorable Juan Garcia III, visited Recruit Training Command (RTC) to tour and attend the weekly Pass-In-Review (PIR) recruit graduation, Aug. 15. View post tag: Secretary View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Assistant View post tag: attendscenter_img View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy Assistant Secretary Attends RTC’s PIR August 19, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: RTC Garcia served as the reviewing officer at the ceremony and witnessed nine divisions, 713 seaman recruits in total, enter the fleet as basically trained Sailors.As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Garcia acts on matters pertaining to manpower and personnel policy within the Department of the Navy including issues affecting active duty and reserve Sailors, Marines and civilians.Rear Adm. Annie Andrews, commander, Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) and former commanding officer of RTC, also attended the PIR in the Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall. Rear Adm. Richard Brown, commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) and Capt. Doug Pfeifle, the commanding officer of RTC also attended the PIR. The special guest for the ceremony was New Zealand Naval Attache Cmdr. Sean Stewart.Forty-eight graduations are held each year to celebrate the accomplishments of recruits who have completed all training requirements.Garcia and Andrews also spoke at the Navy Recruiting Command’s Leadership Symposium that assembled all senior leaders from the 26 Navy Recruiting Districts (NRD), the Recruiting School (NORU) and headquarters. The theme for the symposium was; Supporting Recruiters, Working Smarter, Making Mission. The symposium provided a forum to clearly communicate long term strategic challenges and promises to have both an immediate and lasting positive impact on the recruiting mission and quality of life for the recruiting nation.RTC is primarily responsible for conducting the initial Navy orientation and training of new recruits. The command is commonly referred to as boot camp or recruit training.[mappress]Press Release, August 19, 2014; Image: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Two Controversial Proposals Over Wildlife Shot Down In Indiana

first_img MAY 15TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE INDIANA Two proposals by the Indiana DNR that stirred up some controversy will not be going into effect.A rule to open a bobcat hunting and trapping season has been removed by The Indiana Natural Resources Commission. It was a rule initially proposed by the DNR without having an accurate population count in the state, according to the commission.In Indiana, bobcats were placed under state protection in 1969, where the remained on the list until 2005. They have been protected from hunting ever since.The second proposal that was removed would have required nuisance wildlife control officers to kill all opossums, coyotes, and raccoons they catch.More than 1,300 concerned citizens, along with biologists, veterinarians and experts in the field of wildlife care and rescue disagreed with the proposals and made their voices heard during the public comment period. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Mayoral Candidate Steve Ary’s Bayard Park Birthday Bash

first_imgpage1image24700096 Birthday Gifts for Steve Ary (are certainly not required, but he won’t turn you down if you happen to bring them). Gifts can be in cash, credit (via PayPal at or check. Checks can be made out to the “Committee to Elect Steve Ary.” For gifts over $100, please include your name, address, phone number, and occupation.At the event, we will also have LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, music artists, dance teams and more!!ALL EVANSVILLE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES are invited to come out and connect with the community at Steve Ary’s Bayard Park Birthday Bash. Each City Council Candidate will have an opportunity TO SPEAK TO THE PUBLIC about their campaign, and to connect with the people. So, if there’s a City Council Candidate that you would like to get to know, please invite them to this event, and we’ll make sure they get to speak.So, come on out, eat some FREE FOOD, tell Steve Ary what changes you would like to see in our city, and most of all… have a blast!! Mayoral Candidate Steve Ary’s Bayard Park Birthday Bash It’s almost time for Mayoral Candidate, Steve Ary’s, birthday, and he wants to invite you to his party!!“STEVE ARY’S BAYARD PARK BIRTHDAY BASH” will be on Saturday, September 21st from Noon to 8 pm in Bayard Park. At 5:30 pm we will be cutting the cake!!Come on out and wish Steve a Happy Birthday! (Psssst, he’s turning 45.) Enjoy some FREE FOOD, games, fun for the kids, prizes and more!!You will be able to connect with Steve Ary throughout the event so that you can get to know who he is, what is near and dear to his heart to bring positive change to our community, and to introduce yourself to (potentially) the NEXT MAYOR OF EVANSVILLE. We will also have a question box available and Steve will be answering pre-submitted questions at the top of every hour, so bring your concerns and questions.EVANSVILLE’S HOMELESS are welcome and SPECIFICALLY invited to Steve Ary’s Birthday Party. Are you struggling to make ends meet? Come out and enjoy a couple of meals on us. Bring your kids, and we should have popsicles for them as well. This is a FREE EVENT. All are welcome and encouraged to connect with Steve and have some fun!WHAT WOULD STEVE LIKE THE MOST FOR HIS BIRTHDAY? Well, what everyone wants…DONATIONS!!! Food, Drink, Utensils, Plates, and Condiment donations prior to the event would be great! Monetary donations prior to the event are encouraged! We want to make Steve’s Birthday a BIG SUCCESS! FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare page2image26792416last_img read more

Ocean City Night in Venice Seeks Entries for Boat Parade

first_imgThe Ocean City Night in Venice boat parade is scheduled for July 26, 2014.Ocean City’s annual Night in Venice boat parade is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, and event organizers are looking for businesses, groups and boat owners who want to participate.For more than 50 years, Night In Venice has been a highlight of the summer season in Ocean City, and it attracts thousands of spectators and an equal number of revelers at private parties at waterfront homes along the parade route.But in recent years, the parade has seen diminished participation. The 2012 parade had 50 entries, and the 2011 parade saw 58 boats. Last year’s lineup included 72 entries with the help of a partnership from the HERO campaign for designated driving, which added about 20 boats.Entering a boat in the parade is free, and all participants will be given a $50 card to help cover gas expenses, a free photo of their boat in the parade and a commemorative mug featuring this year’s suggested theme, “Night at the Oscars.”The parade this year starts later than in previous years to take advantage of a 7:48 p.m. high tide. The parade route starts at the north end of the island at the Great Egg Harbor Inlet and proceeds through the bayfront lagoons to Tennessee Avenue. The event also includes a contest for decorated homes along the parade route.__________To register and learn more, visit or call 609-525-9300.__________This year’s parade will feature a new category: “The Happy Dance Challenge.” The category challenges participants to dance to Pharrell Williams’ contagious tune “Happy” in new and creative ways.The best three entries will be awarded a collector’s item cup with a happy face engraved on it. There will be safety precautions emphasized for dance entrants that will be reviewed at the mandatory Night In Venice boat captain’s meeting.Regular categories in the decorated boat contest will include: Most Original, Best Decorated, Musical, Comic, Classic (25 years or older with historic value) and Children’s Division completely decorated by children 15 and under.)__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Speculation surrounds Harvestime’s future

first_imgAdministrators said they were on the brink of concluding the Harvestime (2005) sale as British Baker went to press. Joint administrator John Kelly, of Begbies Traynor, said only one buyer remained in negotiations. Talks were continuing at the unnamed bidder’s pace. A completion date of January 6 was expected. The buyer is principally interested in the company’s Walsall bakery which is still trading, and is said to have enjoyed a “seamless Christmas”. British Baker has learned Australian investor Ian Allen dropped out of negotiations and returned to Australia, after studying the Harvestime (2005) business. But, there is a chance he might return.Family-owned frozen desserts specialist Country Style Foods is the likely buyer, according to industry sources. The company has expanded rapidly through acquisition over the past years. It now has factories in Stockton, Leeds and Grimsby. It also owns the former Hibernia Foods site in Peterlee, County Durham, which is unused. Country Style chairman Tony Wood said he had “absolutely no comment” when called by British Baker.Administrators made an asset sale of equipment from one of the two Harvestime bakeries in Leicester before Christmas. Buyer Allied Bakeries said no decision on how the plant and machinery will be used had been made. Harvestime’s Peterborough and second Leicester site remain closed.last_img read more