U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 11, 5:13 AM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury National By Riddhima Kanetkar @rk_cule3 On 03/22/18 AT 12:04 AM Police authorities in rural Pierce County in the state of Nebraska have responded to the scene of a plane crash which reportedly occurred Wednesday sometime after 6:30 p.m. local time (7:30 p.m. EDT). According to a report in KUSO, a radio station licensed to Albion, Nebraska, the accident occurred 5 miles north and west of Pierce County near the intersection of Highways 13 and 121 NW in northeastern Nebraska. In this photo, police tape is seen outside the White House as several blocks are closed down by the United States Secret Service in Washington, DC., March 3, 2018. Photo: Getty Images / Alex Edelman As of now, police officials have released no details as to the kind of … [Read more...] about Pierce County, Nebraska, Plane Crash Kills One Passenger, Investigation Ongoing
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In the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, observers are wondering what, if anything, could have been done to prevent two boys, ages 5 and 7, from dying along with their father after his Washington state home erupted in flames during a supervised visit on Sunday.Little, it seems, likely could have circumvented the deaths after Josh Powell shut the door on the caseworker assigned to come inside and supervise the visit, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Ed Troyer told the Seattle Times. However, Troyer said the sheriff’s department it is unhappy about the approximately seven minutes a dispatcher spent questioning the caseworker after she called to report she had been locked out.Some delay also may have resulted from the fact that the caseworker didn’t immediately know the address of the Powell home and had to search for it, according to USA Today.But about four minutes into the call, the caseworker also told the dispatcher that she smelled gasoline. … [Read more...] about Could Deaths of Two Boys in Supervised-Visitation House Fire Have Been Prevented?
A recent article in the ABA Journal noted that law enforcement agencies have proposed the use of facial recognition software within departments to aid in the capture of criminals. This software obtains photographs and catalogs them for later use. This could be mug-shots, driver's license photos, or photographs captured while someone is walking down the street. For example, there are already studies implemented in airports to replace the driver's license and passport. The widespread implementation of this type of software requires an analysis of the benefit and risks. Once the benefits and risks are understood, citizens will be able to make an informed decision about how and when this software should be utilized.The potential benefits of facial recognition may be endless. Importantly, the software provides law enforcement with ways to manage records of people of interest. Facial recognition software in the criminal justice system utilizes two different biometric techniques to increase … [Read more...] about Face the Facts: Facial Recognition Software Should be Strictly Monitored
TACOMA, Wash. — The Latest on the death of Steven Powell (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Utah police department says its investigation into a woman's 2009 disappearance remains open but that the case is cold with all leads exhausted and the death of her father-in-law in Washington state doesn't change the case's status. The West Valley City Police Department said Tuesday that Steven Powell's death Monday at a Tacoma hospital doesn't make it more likely or less likely that the disappearance case of Susan Powell will be solved. Steven Powell was the father of Josh Powell, who police named as a person of interest in his wife's presumed death in Utah. Josh Powell moved to Washington state, where he killed himself and his two young sons in an explosive fire at their Pierce County home in 2012. Steven Powell died a year after he completed a prison sentence for possession of child pornography found during a search of his home as part of the disappearance investigation. 7:45 a.m. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Police: Death doesn’t change disappearance case