Child, 5, wandering alone after midnight leads police to mother’s murder scene

first_imgABC News/WABC-TVBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(DUMONT, N.J.) — A 5-year-old child who was found wandering alone outside of an apartment complex shortly after midnight Tuesday ended up leading authorities to the murder scene of the child’s dead mother.The Dumont Police Department in New Jersey received a 911 call at approximately 12:20 a.m. after a witness reported they had seen a small child wandering alone through the courtyard of the apartment complex where they resided. Authorities arrived a few minutes later and were able to locate the child in the area. Responding officers discovered that the child’s mother, 36-year-old Michelle Burns, lived in the complex, and that the child’s aunt reported that her sister was not answering her phone.Additionally, the aunt informed police that she had heard an argument coming from inside the apartment where Burns resided with her boyfriend, 36-year-old Jeffrey Daniels, earlier in the evening.However, when officers went to conduct a welfare check on Burns and to understand why her child was wandering around alone outside after midnight, they made a gruesome discovery.“Officers entered Ms. Burns’ apartment to conduct a welfare check and found her deceased,” said Bergen County Prosecutor Mike Musella in a statement released to the media. “She had been stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife. The Dumont Police Department then notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Bergen County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations.”According to ABC News’ New York City station WABC-TV, a neighbor claimed that there was constant friction between Burns and Daniels. Police said there were no signs the victim put up a fight.Not long after the discovery of Burns’ body, the Dumont Police Department was contacted by authorities in Closter, New Jersey informing them that Jeffrey Daniels had been located with the victim’s two other children, an 18-month-old and a 6-month old, as he was attempting to knock on the front door of a residence in the area.Daniels was taken into custody and charged with murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and endangering the welfare of a child.The suspect has now been remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Warriors HQ Podcast: Draymond Green returns to Oracle Arena, Demarcus Cousins recovers in Santa Cruz

first_img“It’s now inevitable no one can beat the Warriors,” beat writer Mark Medina told Logan Murdock as they opened this week’s episode of WarriorsHQ after a breezy 116-108 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “If anyone was going to get their shots in, it was going to be earlier in the season.”Murdock countered with the observation that the Warriors’ victory against the Timberwolves was “one of their worse games” of the season and pointed to Coach Steve Kerr’s unhappiness with the team’s …last_img

Amazon Will Ban Controversial Paint Strippers

first_imgAmazon is joining other retailers in banning paint strippers containing chemicals that have been linked to dozens of deaths. In a policy that becomes effective next March, the retailing giant said it will prohibit the listing or sale of strippers that contain methylene chloride or n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). Companies selling paint removal products through Amazon must provide documentation that confirms the strippers do not contain either of the two chemicals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t banned them, but the chemicals have been linked to dozens of accidental deaths, according to a report in The New York Times.RELATED ARTICLESGetting Dangerous Paint Strippers Off the ShelvesThe Takeover of the EPAManaging Lead Paint HazardsEPA Ordered to Speed Up New Lead Rule The EPA hasn’t acted on an Obama administration proposal to ban strippers containing the chemicals, but a growing number of U.S. retailers have been taking steps of their own. Lowe’s announced in May that it would no longer sell paint strippers with those chemicals, including such brands as Klean Strip, Goof Off, and Jasco. According to the advocacy group “Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families,” Amazon becomes the 11th major retailer to ban these chemicals, following similar moves by Sherwin-Williams, The Home Depot, Walmart, True Value, PPG Paints and AutoZone. “We applaud Amazon for prohibiting the sale of these harmful products,” Mike Schade, Mind the Store campaign director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, said in a statement posted at the organization’s website.  “While Amazon, Lowe’s and other retailers have stepped up, the EPA has dragged its feet and consumers have suffered. The time for EPA inaction is over.  How many more people have to die before the Trump EPA finalizes this long-delayed ban?” Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families said Amazon’s announcement follows a campaign it launched in 2017 by to phase out the sale of dangerous paint strippers. With partners including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the group organized online petitions that have been signed by hundreds of thousands of consumers and is now pushing Ace Hardware to follow suit. That petition has been signed by nearly 150,000 people. Health advocates say there’s no practical reason why paint strippers have to include those chemicals. Consumers and contractors in the European Union have been able to buy strippers without methylene chloride for more than five years. According to Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, the EPA shelved its plans for a ban on methylene chloride shortly after Scott Pruitt took over the department as administrator. Last May, Pruitt met with families of some victims of methylene chloride exposure, and the EPA announced shortly after that it would finalize its rule on the chemical “shortly,” the group said. But details have yet to be announced, and the agency has taken no action on the chemical NMP. The mothers of two men killed by exposure to methylene chloride announced in October they would sue the EPA for its failure to pull the chemical from the market, the Associated Press reported.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Carragher adamant they can win league

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Carragher adamant they can win leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher is convinced his old club can win the Premier League title this season.Carragher told Sky Sports that they are now looking like champions in the making.”City, in the last 18 months, have just gone away from everyone,” he said. “There was no real challenge last season. It felt like the season was over at this stage last season.”The fact Liverpool are with them now it maybe asks questions of this Man City side that we haven’t seen before.”I’m sure they’ll answer them, I’m not questioning them in that way, but I think it’s nice we have someone chasing this City side.”This City side is a special side, and I think over the next four or five years we will be speaking about a special team in this Premier League era. But could a side win the league three or four years on the bounce?”The great Manchester United sides found that difficult. There’s always someone who wins the league out of nowhere. Could this be the season when someone else actually wins it, and could it be Liverpool.”Liverpool can win the league.” last_img read more

10 months agoSevilla forward Luis Muriel happy to make Fiorentina loan move

first_imgSevilla forward Luis Muriel happy to make Fiorentina loan moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla forward Luis Muriel is happy to have made a loan move to Fiorentina.Muriel is joining the Viola on-loan to the end of the season.“I am very happy to be here,” Muriel told reporters as he arrived for a loan move with option to buy.“I had already spoken to Fiorentina and gave my word to them some time ago, so now I am here. I am really eager and cannot wait to get started.“Returning to Serie A is very important to me, as I know this style of football well. I can’t wait to get out there and start proving myself.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoArsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford error

first_imgArsenal defender Sokratis apologises for Watford errorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Sokratis has apologised for his mistake in Sunday’s draw with Watford.With the Gunners up 2-0, the Greek defender had his pass intercepted by Gerard Deulofeu which lead to Tom Cleverley getting Watford back in the game.”Today’s result is not good for us,” said the 31-year-old on Twitter.”I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I don’t like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

20 days agoAnderlecht player-manager Kompany interested in Bristol City defender Williams

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Anderlecht player-manager Kompany interested in Bristol City defender Williamsby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAnderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany is interested in signing veteran defender Ashley Williams.Kompany is eyeing the veteran to bolster his struggling side, according to reports.The former Manchester City captain has overseen just one win this season with his side already 14 points behind leaders Club Brugge.The Sun says the 33-year-old is eyeing up a swoop for current Bristol City defender Williams when his contract ends in January. Williams left Everton at the end of last season. last_img

Former Michigan State Punter Mike Sadler Also Killed In Car Crash That Took Nebraska Punter Sam Foltz

first_imgMichigan State's Spartan Stadium during the spring game.InstagramFormer Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was also reportedly killed in the car crash that took the life of Nebraska senior punter Sam Foltz this weekend. The two special teamers were reportedly attending a weekend punter’s camp. Foltz, 22, and Sadler, 24, were reportedly killed in an accident in Wisconsin. Many took to Twitter to pay tribute to Foltz and the same is being done for Sadler, who played for the Spartans from 2011-14. Sadler was a four-year starter at MSU and is second all-time in punts for the program. You were the definition of inspiration, leadership, intelligence, wit, and above all us my brother. RIP @Sadler_3 pic.twitter.com/m2QhaOHzSJ— Darien Harris (@DHarris_45) July 24, 2016 Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was also killed in the car crash with Sam Foltz. What a horrible, horrible day.— Matt Reynoldson (@Matt_Reynoldson) July 24, 2016 [email protected]_3 you were more than a great friend to me. You were my role model. Love you brother— Peter Mortell (@PMortell1) July 24, 2016 [email protected]_3 you were more than a great friend to me. You were my role model. Love you brother— Peter Mortell (@PMortell1) July 24, 2016 Mike Sadler was one of the funniest, most brilliant and hard working guys I had the honor of knowing. He will be missed greatly by many.— Johnny Hekker (@JHekker) July 24, 2016 Rest in peace Mike Sadler the funniest punter MSU has ever seen #GoGreen— Mitchell Hayes (@mitchellhayes_1) July 24, 2016 Sending prayers out to @MSU_Football and the Sadler family.— Kavon Frazier (@Kay_BlackSimba) July 24, 2016 R.I.P Sadler— Damion Terry (@DamionTerry) July 24, 2016Rest in peace, Mike and Sam.last_img read more

In the news today April 25

first_imgSix stories in the news for Wednesday, April 25———ID’ING VAN ATTACK VICTIMS COULD TAKE DAYS: CORONERIt could take days to confirm the identities of 10 people killed in a van attack in northern Toronto that left 14 others injured, Ontario’s chief coroner said as a forensics team sought records and information to assist in the grim task. The number of fatalities and the circumstances of the incident make it challenging to quickly identify those who died, and the coroner’s office is being particularly careful to avoid any possible confusion, Dr. Dirk Huyer said.———RENTAL AGENCIES STRUGGLE WITH SECURITY CHECKSMonday’s van rampage in Toronto shows how quickly a vehicle can be turned into a weapon, but rental agencies are finding few clear options to prevent their property from being used in such violent acts. Efforts are further along in Europe, which has seen a rash of vehicle attacks across the continent. In the U.K., vehicle rental companies were asked to conduct tougher background checks following two separate van attacks in London last June.———NAFTA TALKS IN HOME STRETCHNegotiations have entered an around-the-clock phase in an effort to get a new NAFTA agreement within days, with top political staff converging in Washington for meetings. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has flown down for talks and plans to remain there for at least another day. Four people briefed on the NAFTA developments said they see a deal being possible as early as this week.———PRISON GUARDS TO ENTER PLEAS TO MANSLAUGHTERTwo correctional officers charged with manslaughter in the death of a New Brunswick inmate are scheduled to enter pleas when they return to a Moncton courtroom today. Alvida Ross, 48, and Mathieu Bourgoin, 31, are each charged with manslaughter and criminal negligence in the 2015 death of Matthew Hines. RCMP had originally said foul play was not suspected in the death of Hines, who was repeatedly pepper sprayed in prison.———BRONCOS HONOURED AS SJHL SEASON ENDSThe Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League drew to a close Tuesday night when the Nipawin Hawks won the league title less than three weeks after the deadly bus crash involving the league’s Humboldt Broncos. Nipawin defeated Estevan 2-1 in Game 7 to win the Canalta Cup while wearing green helmets to honour the Broncos. Both teams wore Humboldt Broncos ribbons on their jerseys. The Broncos were on their way to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game on April 6 when their bus collided with a truck. Sixteen people died in the crash.———DREAM NIGHT FOR TORONTO SPORTS FANSHundreds of Toronto sports fans will pack Maple Leaf Square outside Air Canada Centre tonight to cheer not one, but three of their pro teams. The NBA Raptors host Washington in game 5 of their playoff series while the Maple Leafs play a deciding Game 7 of their NHL playoff in Boston and Toronto FC will battle Chivas in Mexico in their CONCACAF Champions League final. All three games will be shown on big screens in the square.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Injured Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki will meet with the media in Calgary.— Former St. John’s cab driver Lulzim Jakupaj to be sentenced on two counts of sexual assaults involving female passengers.— Canada 2020 hosts a symposium in Ottawa focused on economic growth and Indigenous communities.— Ontario medical students hold a Toronto rally to ask for an increase to residency spots in the province.— The Economic Club of Canada hosts a workplace sexual harassment panel discussion in Toronto.— Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains participates in the inaugural flight of a new Vancouver-Seattle seaplane service.— The Maritime Fishermen’s Union will hold a news conference on the 2018 lobster fishing season.last_img read more