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Casey Anthony’s video diary from October surfaced on the internet today. Anthony talked about how excited she is to be able to skype and use her new computer and have something to call her own. Not once in her video did she mention her daughter but she talked about how long she will be on probation and her new dog that she adopted.
A lot of people were mad at President Obama for not saving Troy Davis. According to Robert “Rob” Redding from ReddingNewsReview President Obama did try to save him.
Obama’s White House spent “three days” looking at how it could legally get involved in the case on a federal level, one source said. The Obama administration even called the state of Georgia about getting involved and were told “No”. (Updated on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. ET – The source said the president never called and was only concerned about an injustice, as he would do for any American).
“‘We looked at every possible avenue legally,'” the source reported Obama said. “‘There was not one there.'”
“‘It was a state case and I could not intervene because it wasn’t federal,'” another source reported Obama said.
Al Qaeda’s elusive leader Osama bin Laden is dead and his body has been recovered by U.S. authorities, CNN reported on Sunday night. President Barack Obama was to make the announcement shortly.
It is being reported that he was killed in a mansion in Pakistan by a US military led operation. A senior U.S. counterterrorism official said bin Laden was killed in a ground operation in Pakistan, not by a Predator drone. The official said it happened last week. It is rumored that he was shot in the head.
Other members of his family were killed.
Students from six North Carolina universities put aside their rivalries to help Shaw University — the South’s oldest historically black college located in Raleigh.
A tornado blew the roof off of the student center and left two of the four dorms uninhabitable. The damage forced school officials to end the semester early.
“It blows my mind that there are this many students that are as like-minded as I am and come out and help Shaw,” said Jennifer Prince, Meredith College student.
Prince is one of a handful of Meredith students that joined others from NC State, Carolina, Duke, Saint Augustine’s and other HBCUs from the Piedmont Triad. The students picked up debris, bagged trash and did anything to help the Shaw Bear community put its campus back together.
“I think that a lot of the people that are out here today realize that it could have been just as easily their school,” Meredith staff member Jane Mitchell said.
The cost of the damage is still unknown.
A source has told 11 News that one of the two bodies pulled from Maryland’s Susquehanna River has been positively identified as a missing teenager from North Carolina.
The source told 11 News that one of the bodies found Wednesday is that of Phylicia Barnes, whose December disappearance has puzzled investigators and garnered national attention.
The source said the girl’s family has been notified. No immediate cause of death has been determined. 11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller said a source familiar with the case said initially, the leading clue was a distinctive tattoo.
Barnes has a tattoo of a rose on her lower right leg. The source told Miller that a similar tattoo is located on the body of the female who was pulled from the river Wednesday.
Barnes, from Monroe, N.C., was visiting family in northwest Baltimore over the Christmas holiday. She disappeared on Dec. 28.
Since then, police have conducted massive searches for Barnes that turned up no possible clues in her disappearance.
Police said two troopers crossing the Conowingo Dam were flagged down by people working there at about 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The female body was pulled from the river at about 10 a.m. The man’s body was found about 2 p.m., police said.
Police aren’t sure if the man is linked to Barnes.
The two bodies were apparently African-American, Miller reported. There was no identification on either of them, Miller reported.
Maryland State Police homicide detectives are investigating the case, which Miller said was unusual. She said Maryland National Resources Police normally handle cases of bodies pulled from the state’s waterways.
A Westchester grand jury has cleared two police officers of any criminality in the controversial shooting death last year of a Pace University football player, prosecutors said today.
The Westchester County DA’s office said the probe, where more than 400 people were interviewed, yielded no indictments by the grand jury into the tragic death of Danroy Henry, Jr., on Oct. 17 outside a Mount Pleasant bar.
After hearing testimony and examining ballistics and toxicology reports, the grand jury declined to indict Officer Aaron Hess, who said he fired his gun to protect himself from the path of Henry’s car.
Officer Ronald Beckley, who also fired at Henry’s vehicle, was also cleared of any wrongdoing.
Investigators later determined that Henry had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 — way above the state legal limit of .08 — when he was killed.
The DA said the investigation was conducted in coordination with three other law enforcement agencies, including the NY State Police, the Westchester County Department of Public Safety’s Forensic Identification Unit and the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
“I would like to thank the 23 citizens of this county who comprised the grand jury for their service, for the time and effort they devoted to this investigation and for the careful manner in which they discharged their solemn duty,” said DA Janet DiFiore.
Henry who hails from Easton, Mass. was shot and killed, and his front seat passenger, 20-year-old Brandon Cox of South Easton, Mass., was also shot, but survived.
A third, rear seat passenger, 21-year-old Desmond Hinds of Stamford, Connecticut, also survived with unknown injuries.
Henry’s family has said it would file a $120 million lawsuit against the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
Read more: NY Post
The North Carolina school of missing 17-year-old Phylicia Barnes is offering a $25,000 reward for her safe return, one month after she vanished from Maryland while visiting relatives.
Barnes, an honor roll student from Monroe, N.C., located about 25 miles southeast of Charlotte, was last seen Dec. 28 at her half-sister’s apartment in northwest Baltimore.
Despite intense searches in more than three dozen locations, more than 100 detectives being assigned to the case, and billboards displaying the young girl’s face where she was last seen, police say they still have no leads in the investigation.
The $25,000 reward was announced Jan. 28 and comes from the Phil Hargett Memorial Fund, created last year to help students at the school in financial need. Officials at the public charter school say the committee that runs the fund decided the biggest need for its students right now is the safe return of their classmate.
“There are no words to express my appreciation,” Phylicia’s mother, Janice Sallis, said of the award.
TV and newspapers in Phylicia’s hometown report the half-sister’s boyfriend was the last person to see her alive, according to CBS affiliate WJZ.
“This is a young girl who was well-liked in high school,” lead investigator, Detective Daniel T. Nicholson IV of the homicide unit, told The Washington Post. “She was doing what any young person would do, visiting her family . . . and she vanished from the face of the earth. That’s hard to believe.”
Detectives involved in the investigation fear foul play and say there is reason believe the teen may have been abducted in part because of items that she left behind at the apartment, including money.
“We’re in full throttle,” Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Gugliemi told WJZ. “We have the FBI, homicide, Maryland State Police, all of our partners that were here from day one will continue to be here…we will keep up at this pace as long as we have to.”
Police have established a tip line for information on Phylicia Barnes’ whereabouts. If you know anything, you can call 855-223-0033 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 855-223-0033 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
BALTIMORE, MD (WBTV) – The last person to see Phylicia Barnes before she disappeared in December has now hired an attorney, WBTV.com has confirmed. The man, who WBTV.com is not identifying by name because no charges have been filed, is the ex-boyfriend of Deena Barnes, Phylicia’s half-sister.
“That’s ironic because we don’t have attorneys,” Phylicia’s father, Russell said by phone, “because we don’t have anything to hide so that’s a mystery to us in itself.”
Barnes said when he arrived in Baltimore soon after Phylicia was reported missing, the man told him Phylicia had planned to leave the apartment to get something to eat. “We know Phylicia — if she would have got up to get something to eat later on she would have texted Deena.”
Barnes said he now questions the man’s account of the day Phylicia disappeared.
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