Murder victim found in Greenwich identified as 24-year-old New Rochelle woman

first_imgWABC-TV(GREENWICH, Conn.) — The young woman whose body was found bound in a suitcase in Greenwich, Connecticut, has been identified as Valerie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, New York, officials said.The gruesome discovery was made on Tuesday morning. Reyes’ body was in a suitcase along the side of a Greenwich road and her hands and feet were bound, authorities said.Reyes was last seen on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and was reported missing to the New Rochelle Police Department, Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry said in a statement.Reyes’ mother, Norma Sanchez, told ABC New York station WABC-TV that her daughter, who occasionally suffered from anxiety and depression, had been fearing for her life.“She didn’t mention no one specific, she just mentioned, ‘I’m really really scared. I’m paranoid, Mommy, I’m getting anxiety attacks,’” Sanchez told WABC-TV.Reyes recently had a boyfriend and Sanchez said they broke up days before she went missing.Sanchez asked her daughter if someone threatened her, and asked about her ex, but Reyes said no, Sanchez told WABC-TV.Sanchez said she started to “panic” when the 24-year-old vanished.“It was odd. That’s not Val at all,” Sanchez told WABC-TV. “I feel like there’s so many questions I have, and I’m sure they are doing their investigation, but I think I need to know.”Sanchez described her daughter as humble, strong minded and unique. Reyes was creative, Sanchez said, and enjoyed nature, reading and art.Reyes had spent the last two-and-a-half years working at a Barnes & Noble store in Eastchester, New York, according to the company.“The entire Barnes & Noble community is grieving the loss of our beloved employee,” read a statement from the company. “Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and coworkers during this difficult time.”As the hunt for Reyes’ killer continues, Berry said “many pieces of possible physical evidence were collected and results from forensic analysis are pending.”Reyes’ cause of death has not been confirmed, Berry said.Greenwich Police are working with New Rochelle Police on the case, Berry said.Greenwich sits along the New York-Connecticut state border. New Rochelle is about 12 miles south of Greenwich.Greenwich investigators “have received a multitude of tips,” Berry said, adding they “are asking the public for any information they may possess concerning Valerie and/or her disappearance.”Anyone with information is asked to call the Greenwich Police tip line at (203) 622-3333.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Judge drops one injunction against Robert E. Lee statue removal

first_imgiStock/niratBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (RICHMOND, Va.) — The legal battle over the future of the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia, had two major developments on Monday.Judge W. Reilly Merchant dismissed a case filed by one resident who is blocking Gov. Ralph Northam’s June 4 order to remove the statue from Monument Avenue. He also granted an injunction on a second suit that’s aiming to keep the Confederate statue in place.In the first case, the resident, who is a great-grandson of one of the statue’s land donors, contended that the state didn’t have the legal authority to remove the statue of the Confederate leader. Judge Merchant ruled the plaintiff’s claims “fail as a matter of law.”“The plaintiff has articulated no substantial legal right sufficient for the court to create a declaratory judgment,” Merchant wrote in his ruling.Meanwhile, another lawsuit filed against Northam’s order continues to play out in the courts. Merchant ordered a 90-day injunction on Monday against the removal while residents of Monument Avenue make their case against the governor’s order.“The fact obviates the need for the court to address the remaining…counts,” the judge’s order said.A spokeswoman for Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s office said in a statement that he filed a motion to dismiss that suit.“Attorney General Herring remains committed to ensuring this divisive, antiquated relic is removed as soon as possible,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.The statue’s removal is among the monuments to Confederate leaders that have come under extra scrutiny following the Black Lives Matter protests. Statues and other monuments around Virginia have been removed over the last few months, including busts from inside the state Capitol.A descendant of Robert E. Lee told ABC News he supports the removal, calling it a “no-brainer.” And Lee himself opposed statues to Confederate leaders. “I think it wiser,” he wrote in 1869, “…not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered.”The statue’s opponents have held rallies outside the statue since the end of May and on several occasions projected images of Black figures, including the late Rep. John Lewis, on the statue to decry racism.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien 2nd in FEI Grand Prix Special CDI5*

first_imgMore from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Week 7 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued on Saturday, February 27, with a second victory for the USA’s Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo, this time in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI5*, presented by Palm Beach Equine Clinic. The week concludes on Sunday, February 28, and the circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at GlobalDressageFestival.com.Schut-Kery and Sanceo, Alice Womble’s 2006 Hanoverian stallion by San Remo, marked their highest Grand Prix Special score to date, earning a 77.468%, more than four points higher than second-place finisher Lindsay Kellock (CAN).“I feel so much joy and have happy tears,” began Schut-Kery. “It’s very emotional. Aside from those feelings, to ride the test, you are focused in there of course, but it’s also joyful. It’s an amazing feeling to have an animal like that to respond to you in there with such small aids and cues. That amazing feeling is still there for me after 30-plus years, how we can communicate with an animal like that.”The personal best score for the pair comes after a successful win on Thursday in the Grand Prix CDI5*, and Schut-Kery noted her appreciation for the team that supports the duo and has helped them get to this point.“During the awards,” Schut-Kery explained, “I thought, ‘My gosh, there are so many people on my team, and I want to thank the ones behind me that keep a horse at that level.’ The coaches, vets, farriers, grooms, and the owners of course. When you have such a nice ride, one that you’ve been working up to, those are the things that go through your head.”Schut-Kery noted that though Thursday welcomed a victory, it wasn’t her favorite performance, and she was happy that she was able to stick to her plan to really ace the Grand Prix Special. She said, “How many times in your life do you have a plan and you hope you can stick to it, but it doesn’t go right? This really feels like it all went to plan today. My goal was the special. I did it a week before in the National show to prepare because we had been out of the ring since November, so today was nice. Thursday was a little disappointing on my part as a rider, so it’s nice that today it worked out so well. It’s one of those special moments, and I know that I will always have to work hard for it, but it’s a moment of joy.”Kellock and Sebastien, Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC and Lindsay Kellock’s 2006 Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit, captured second place after riding to a 73.234%.“I had a great feeling today in this test,” Kellock noted. “Each time my horse goes in there I feel him get more and more confident in that ring, which then gives me the confidence to give him bigger aids or ask him to do more and be more expressive. As a rider, to feel him go in there and feel confident has really helped me ride a better test.”The pair has been working their way up in scoring throughout the season, and Kellock commented that she was particularly proud of her mount in what is only his second year competing at the International Grand Prix level.“Today he gave me everything and more than I was asking,” continued Kellock. “I felt like I could push his passage way more than normal, and he still came into that piaffe transition well. Normally that is a little bit difficult because he has such a big passage. I’m just happy with how it’s all come together over the last year. Having this year for training has been big. This is only his second year at international grand prix so I’m really thrilled with where he is, and I just hope he can keep getting better.”Adrienne Lyle (USA) rounded out the top three with Harmony’s Duval, Duval Partners LLC’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Rosseau, earning a 73.149%. Lyle said: “I was happy with today’s ride. I thought we had improvement from the Grand Prix. He had a little bit more power, a little bit more engagement. With that, unfortunately, I lost a little bit of control in the one [tempis], and we had a costly mistake there. Overall, I thought the quality of the piaffe/passage was better today and more characteristic of what he was capable of.”Lyle also took a moment to congratulate Schut-Kery, stating, “I also have to say what fun it was to watch Sabine’s amazing ride and watching those scores climb higher and higher to the point we know we’re all trying to get the U.S. riders to. That made me cry on the sideline. It was so beautiful. That was my highlight of the day.”Dr. Marilyn Connor represented FEI Grand Prix Special CDI5* sponsor Palm Beach Equine Clinic and concluded, “It’s a really special thing for us as a veterinary practice that we get to be a part of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival. We sponsor the whole festival, but this class was a real honor for us to support and give back to the equestrian community that we are a part of as veterinarians and support the sport at such a high level.”Pia Fortmuller and Frieda in their awards ceremony with judge Michael Osinski and Caitlin Lane of AGDF. (©SusanStickle)Earlier in the day, Canada’s Pia Fortmuller topped the FEI Intermediaire A CDI3* with Frieda, Lars Busch and Pia Fortmuller’s 2011 Hanoverian mare by Furstenball OLD, with 71.176%.In the FEI Intermediaire I CDI1*, Steffen Peters (USA) took home another victory with Boreas FRF, a 2012 Oldenburg stallion by Bordeaux, owned by Five Rings Farm, with 73.206%. Peters also took second with Boston Strong, a 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Bordeaux owned by Christina Vinios, with a score of 70.794%. Third place went Eliane Cordia Van Reesema (USA) and Fellow, her own 2010 KWPN gelding by Amazing Star, scoring 69.559%.For more information and to see a full list of results, visit GlobalDressageFestival.com.Final Results FEI Grand Prix Special CDI5*, presented by Palm Beach Equine Clinic:1. Sabine Schut-Kery (USA) on Sanceo, Alice Womble’s 2006 Hanoverian stallion by San Remo: 76.489, 76.489, 79.149, 76.383, 78.830; 77.468%2. Lindsay Kellock (CAN) on Sebastien, Enterprise Farm Equestrian LLC, and Lindsay Kellock’s 2006 Rheinlander gelding by Sandro Hit: 72.766, 73.085, 74.468, 72.340, 73.511; 73.234%3. Adrienne Lyle (USA) on Harmony’s Duval, Duval Partners LLC’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Rosseau: 74.681, 72.234, 72.766, 70.745, 75.319; 73.149%4. Charlotte Jorst (USA) on Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s 2003 KWPN stallion by Negro: 71.915, 72.021, 74.574, 72.234, 74.362; 73.021%5. Christoph Koschel (GER) on Eaton Unitechno, Unitechno, Inc’s 2009 KWPN gelding by Wynton: 71.277, 70.426, 71.915, 71.915, 75.532; 72.213%6. Naima Moreira Laliberté (CAN) on Statesman, KML Inc’s 2007 Hanoverian stallion by Sandro Hit: 68.191, 68.617, 71.596, 69.681, 67.553; 69.128%7. Catherine Haddad-Staller (USA) on Frankie, her own 2009 Hanoverian mare by Florencio 2: 69.787, 68.617, 69.043, 68.936, 68.298; 68.936%8. Jill Irving (CAN) on Arthur, Windhaven’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Jazz: 69.149, 68.723, 66.489, 69.468, 69.149; 68.596%9.Chris Von Martels (CAN) on Eclips, Barbara Soederhuizen and Chirs Von Martels 2009 KWPN gelding by Apache: 66.596, 65.851, 65.638, 65.213, 65.319; 65.723% Tags: Dressage, Pia Fortmuller, Lindsay Kellock, Frieda, AGDF, Sebastien, FEI Grand Prix Special CDI5*, Sabine Schut-Kery, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. 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Take part in the first Feral Beast survey

first_imgGermany has been reluctant to get involved in military conflicts around the world since the events of the 1930s and 40s. Last week the US Defence Secretary called on Germany to deploy 3,500 troops in Afghanistan to help the coalition effort, but the response was negative. So I’m asking Feral Beast readers: should the Germans still be reluctant to get involved in military operations, over 60 years after the end of the war?Take part in the quick survey HERE. Seriously: it won’t take more than 15 seconds. Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img read more

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7th ANNUAL PRAYER VIGIL PLANNED AT FEDERAL BUILDING

first_img 7th Annual  New Year’s Eve Candle Light Prayer Vigil is to be held in front of the Federal  Building  located on Martin Luther King Boulevard from 530 to 6:30 PM.Event organizer Brenda Bergwitz said; “Please bring a flashlights and dress warm.  Everyone is welcome to attend this event.  This is not a political event.”The event agenda we will begin with Jim Braker paying for America  and our elected officials followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance”.  Additional songs and more prayers from  area ministers and priests shall round out the evening.   If you have questions concerning this event please contact  event organizer Brenda Bergwitz at 812-457-3627.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Boyne to analyse folic impact

first_imgA new study is to be carried out in Ireland, by the privately funded Boyne Research Institute in Drogheda, to evaluate the likely impact of Ireland’s forthcoming programme to fortify flour with folic acid.About one in 1,000 babies born annually in Ireland has a neural tube defect, one of the highest rates in Europe. The project will focus on families most likely to have children with this condition.Last year, Ireland’s national committee on folic acid food fortification reported to the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney, that fortification should be made mandatory and this recommendation was accepted by government. Legislation still has to be prepared on behalf of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, but is expec-ted to be in place in a year’s time.Around 120ug of folic acid will be added to each 100g of most white, brown and wholemeal breads, but exceptions will be made for some minor breads and retail flour, in the interests of consumer choice. When adding folic acid becomes mandatory in Ireland next year, bakers will have to modify the baking process.last_img read more

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Strike at Warburtons averted

first_imgWarburtons and the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) have reached a pay agreement following the threat of strike action.The union, which called off planned strike action before Christmas over what it saw as a low pay offer, confirmed on 11 January that an agreement had been reached.No pay figure was available but Warburtons described it as “an extremely competitive offer in the context of the food industry” and pronounced themselves pleased with the resolution of the dispute.last_img read more

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Watch Aaron Neville, Eric Krasno, & The Shady Horns Perform On The Today Show

first_imgThis morning, beloved New Orleans soul icon Aaron Neville performed on the fourth hour of The Today Show, and he brought some very special guests to play with him. Performing Neville’s new track “Hard to Believe”, album producer Eric Krasno joined the singer on guitar, while Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis–aka the Shady Horns–also tagged along to make up the singer’s horn section.Neville showcased his smooth-as-butter vocals against the funky, bouncing music created by his ace band. The track was a selection from Neville’s recently released Apache album (read the review here), easily one of the most soulful records of 2016. At age 75, Aaron Neville is just unstoppable!The performance itself is a memorable one, as Krasno takes a slick solo towards the end, and the Shady Horns look as cool as ever under the television studio lights. Watch the magic yourself, and enjoy this soulful music by some of our favorite artists!last_img read more

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Dead & Company Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “Man Smart, Women Smarter” From Fall 2017 MSG Performance [Watch]

first_imgDead & Company continues to build momentum ahead of their upcoming summer tour by gradually sharing official audio and video footage from the band’s 2017 fall and 2018 winter tours. So far, the band has released pro-shot videos of “Deep Elem Blues”, “If I Had The World to Give“, “Eyes Of The World“, “Iko Iko“, “Greatest Story Ever Told“, and “Shakedown Street“.Dead & Company’s latest release from their video vault rollout shared on Thursday features the band’s performance of King Radio‘s “Man Smart, Women Smarter”, played during the second show of their fall 2017 tour at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on November 14th, 2017.The performance of the King Radio tune that evening was, at that point, just the band’s second time ever playing the song live, and acted as the closing song of the first set following “Tennessee Jed” and “Bird Song”. The 7:35-minute performance of the lively song featured Bob Weir on lead vocal duties, and was highlighted by some wonderful solo interplay between guitarist John Mayer and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Fans can watch the video below to hear/see the 2017 performance in full.Dead & Company – “Man Smart, Women Smarter” – 11/14/2017[Video: Dead & Company]As per custom with the rollout of live video and audio, Tales From The Golden Road co-host Gary Lambert added his thoughts on the performance with liner notes which read:This battle-of-the-sexes tale, written by the Trinidadian singer/songwriter Norman Span (aka “King Radio”), first reached a larger audience courtesy of Harry Belafonte, whose crossover success launched a Calypso craze in the U.S. in the 1950s (others may remember the song as rendered by the Ricardos and Mertzes on an episode of “I Love Lucy” not long after the Belafonte record hit it big). The Grateful Dead started performing the tune in the early 80s, transporting it stylistically from the Caribbean to the Crescent City by infusing it with that distinctive Mardi Gras mambo feel.The band’s 2019 summer tour is scheduled to start with a pair of shows in Mountain View, CA on May 31st & June 1st. Fans can click here for ticket info.last_img read more

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Lyons Sponsors Campout on the Quad

first_imgLyons Hall will host Campout on the Quad from 8 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday, giving students the opportunity to spent a night under the stars for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will be donated to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that will use the money to supply mosquito netting to nations where malaria is a leading cause of death. “I’m looking forward to seeing how people react,” Lyons president Catherine Gillespie said. “This is different than anything I’ve seen on campus.” Gillespie, a sophomore, said the event will feature speakers including Aanuoluwa Adelani, a biology graduate student, who will tell her story of how malaria personally affected her life. Souvik Bhattacharjee, a research assistant professor in biology, will discuss malaria science and research, while Sam Rund, a graduate student in biology, will talk about World Vision and how the proceeds from the event will be used. “The suggested donation of $6 covers the cost of one of the malaria tents given out by World Vision,” Gillespie said. Sophomore Laurel Fischer of Lyons suggested the idea for the event to Lyons Hall Council in April. Fischer said she heard about a similar event at another school and wanted to do something similar at Notre Dame. “We got a lot of positive feedback, so we decided to try to make it a reality,” Gillespie said. World Vision is composed of different sectors, and the money raised from the event will go directly to the End Malaria campaign, which distributes mosquito netting and funds research for testing. “Malaria is one of the leading causes of death for children under five in the developing world, responsible for nearly 2,000 child deaths a day, or one every 40 seconds,” the organization’s website said. “Transmitted by a mosquito, this disease kills an estimated 860,000 people each year. An estimated 85 are children.” Gillespie said World Vision pays for the netting up front, instead of waiting for donations to come through before acting. The donations help pay for charity already underway. Gillespie said the charity was selected because of its Christian humanitarian message. “The event is something anyone can come to — so come by and donate,” Fischer said. “You don’t have to stay overnight if you don’t want to.” There will be events for participants, including a showing of the film “Heavyweights” at midnight, as well as the sale of glow-in-the-dark T-shirts.    “It’s going to a good cause, but you don’t have to feel like you’re getting weighed down by the seriousness of the issue,” Gillespie said. “Come out and have fun.” Fischer said that overall, coordinators of the event want students to come and support the cause in any capacity they can.  “Feel free to come and go as you please,” Fischer said. “It’s very flexible. We just would be happy for people to stop by. We want everyone on campus to stop by.”last_img read more

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