News / UK and world by Press Association February 13, 2019, 5:24 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A mugger has been convicted over the death of a frail 100-year-old Nazi prison camp survivor following a street robbery. Self-confessed heroin addict Artur Waszkiewicz knocked Zofija Kaczan to the floor, took her handbag and left her to bleed in the middle of the road as she made her way to church on May 28 last year. Polish-born widow Ms Kaczan survived a Nazi labour camp during the Second World War in which she was forced to work in factories and was even sentenced to death on her birthday. She suffered multiple injuries in the attack, including a fractured neck and cheekbone. Ms Kaczan died from pneumonia in hospital on June 6 – a condition brought on by the injuries she sustained in the attack. A jury of seven men and five women at Derby Crown Court found Waszkiewicz guilty of killing her close to the junction of St Chads Road and … [Read more...] about Mugger convicted over death of frail 100-year-old following robbery
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Michaelann Goodrich is shown. Goodrich, 32, of Cairo, NY, is facing charges of offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records and criminal trespassing after police said she posed as a homeless teen and tried to enroll in high school classes. (Greene County Sheriff's Office via AP) CAIRO, N.Y. — A 32-year-old woman faces felony charges for posing as a homeless teenager to enroll and attend classes at a high school in the Catskill Mountains, authorities said Friday as they tried to determine her motive. Michaelann Goodrich presented herself as a 15-year-old to enroll in the Cairo-Durham school district 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Albany last month, School Superintendent Anthony Taibi said Friday. Officials were skeptical of her story when Goodrich enrolled on Dec. 19 under the name “Riley Madison,” but they were required by federal law to accept her because she claimed she was homeless, Taibi said. “The regulation exists to ensure … [Read more...] about 32-year-old poses as teenager to enroll in high school
Eight Minnesota Democrats had already announced they intended to run for the U.S. Senate in 2000 on the day Mark Dayton walked through the state Capitol press room and casually told reporters he was joining the race. There was no fanfare. No campaign banners. No fiery speech with cheering supporters as a backdrop. Dayton simply made his way around the cramped basement offices of about a dozen media outlets to tell individual reporters that he was running because he thought he would be the most qualified candidate to serve Minnesotans in Washington, D.C. Why was he getting into the race so late? In the previous few months, he said, he was preoccupied with trying to save his second marriage, but “that didn’t work out, and that also opened the possibility of undertaking this campaign.” It sounded almost like he had nothing better to do. But he mounted an aggressive campaign, cleared the DFL field and unseated Republican Sen. Rod Grams in November. While Dayton, 71, has … [Read more...] about Mark Dayton on his 40 years of public service: ‘I was part of making things happen’
By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 2:06 pm CST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 Melody Corner Music Center, which first opened in Kerrville in the 1940s, is closing 70 years later. The current owner blamed the internet for causing the closure. Melody Corner Music Center, which first opened in Kerrville in the 1940s, is closing 70 years later. The current owner blamed the internet for causing the closure. Photo: Google Maps Screenshot Photo: Google Maps Screenshot Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 Melody Corner Music Center, which first opened in Kerrville in the 1940s, is closing 70 years later. The current owner blamed the internet for causing the closure. Melody Corner Music Center, which first opened in Kerrville in the 1940s, is closing 70 … [Read more...] about 70-year-old Kerrville business to close its doors next week
Michael Brice-Saddler, The Washington Post Published 4:26 pm PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 A Texas mother whose two young children died in a hot car while she partied inside a shed was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday. Police say that June 7, 2017, Amanda Hawkins, then 19, drove her 1- and 2-year-old daughters to the hospital. The girls were in dire condition and their mother claimed they'd collapsed after smelling flowers at a nearby lake, Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer told The Washington Post last year. But police quickly determined that flowers weren't the culprit. Instead, the girls' mother intentionally left them in her car overnight while she partied with friends, according to Hill Country Breaking News. The children - Brynn Hawkins, 1, and Addyson Overgard-Eddy, 2 - were trapped in the car for 15 to 18 hours as temperatures in Hill Country reached close to 90 degrees. That evening, someone heard the girls crying in the car and asked Hawkins to … [Read more...] about A woman partied as her kids sat in a hot car. She’ll serve 40 years in prison for their deaths.