Bayonne Ex-county corrections officer convicted of smuggling tobacco into jail will get new trial Bayonne Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGShudson county correctional facilityhudson county superior courtisakova sealysuperior court of new jersey appellate division SHARE By John Heinis – January 2, 2020 10:29 am 0 Previous articleCongressional hopeful says that Terrell-Paige shouldn’t resign from Jersey City BOENext articleWatterman becomes first African American woman named Jersey City council president John Heinis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Police: Queens man impersonates NYPD officer, assaults and bites Bayonne cops over towed car Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say A former Hudson County corrections officer convicted of official misconduct back in 2017 for smuggling tobacco for inmates at the jail will get a new trial after an appellate court ruled that he did not receive proper counsel or an appropriate review of at least two jurors.Isakova Sealy. Photo via the New Jersey Department of Corrections.By John Heinis/Hudson County View” … We are not convinced defendant received a fair trial because his request to adjourn the trial to retain new private counsel was summarily denied, and the trial judge thereafter failed to investigate allegations that a juror introduced extraneous information during jurydeliberations,” Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division Judges Allison Accurso, Robert Gilson, and Lisa Rose ruled on December 31st.Isakova Sealy, 48, has been in custody at the jail he used to work at since March 28th, 2018, according to the New Jersey Department of Corrections, after a Hudson County jury convicted him of official misconduct on September 12th, 2017.However, according to the appellate ruling, they felt Sealy was denied proper counsel after a judge “abused her discretion” by arbitrarily deciding his case was too old and incorrectly asserting that he had delayed the trial by changing attorneys several times.“Initially, we recognize the trial date had been postponed three times within the fifteen-month timeframe following indictment and plea cutoff had been entered nine months before the ultimate trial date,” the ruling explains.“But, each of those adjournments was made at defense counsel’s request and granted toaccommodate her trial schedule. Unlike defendant, counsel’s clients in those other matters were in custody or their cases were older. Absent from the record is any indication that defendant previously sought to adjourn any of the trial dates to retain new counsel.”The second issue was regarding jury deliberations, where Juror Number 7 brought it to the judge’s attention that Juror Number 9 had been speaking about having family in law enforcement, as well as that her husband had previously served jail time and had obtained contraband while incarcerated.In spite of this, the judge denied counsel’s request to conduct a further inquiry into the juror’s remarks, as well as a subsequent application for a mistrial.The judge rationalized that jurors were allowed to speak about their life experiences during deliberations, though the appellate court ruled that case law does not support that position.” … The trial judge should have questioned Juror Number Seven as to precisely whatJuror Number Nine related to the jury about her husband’s receipt of ‘things that he wasn’t supposed to’ get in jail before declining to voir dire Juror Number Nine, we are constrained to reverse and remand for a new trial.”According to the NJ DOC, Sealy’s maximum release date is March 29th of this year. Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops CrimeWest Hudson
iStock/Fedorovekb(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Police in Florida are searching for a pair of teenagers who allegedly staged a fight to escape from juvenile jail over the weekend.Authorities said four teens managed to escape from a juvenile justice facility in Jacksonville late Saturday night by staging an altercation in their dorm room and attacking staff members who tried to intervene.The inmates — identified as Tajah Bing, 16, Davionne Baldwin, 17, Tyjuan Monroe, 16, and Marcus Ledbetter, 17 — then allegedly overpowered workers in the facility’s control room and opened the front door, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office“[The] suspects then fought with staff in the control room and pushed buttons to release the front door,” the office said in a statement. “Suspects dumped a staff member’s purse onto the floor and stole her vehicle keys and took a staff issued cell phone.”The teens allegedly stole a worker’s car keys, cell phone and purse, and fled in her vehicle, the office said.It posted images of the teens and the stolen getaway vehicle — a bronze, 4-door Infiniti Q50 with Florida license plate LANE19 — on Twitter Sunday, asking the public to help with the search. ESCAPED INMATES UPDATE #2: Located: Marcus Ledbetter. Other two/vehicle are outstanding.Could be anywhere.Escaped from FL Dept. of Juvenile Justice facility.2015, bronze, Infiniti Q50 with FL tag LANE19. Actual photos attached.Call 911 if you have info. Please RT pic.twitter.com/sVvxkMTCTB— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) July 21, 2019The sheriff’s office said two of the teens, Ledbetter and Monroe, had been apprehended as of Sunday afternoon, but the others were still on the loose.The four teens were originally being held at a Florida Department of Juvenile Justice facility on various charges.Police are offering up to $3,000 for information leading to to the arrest of Bing and Bladwin.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Northwest Nazarene University At NNU, you will discover a university with a century-longhistory of providing a transformational education that is committedto helping individuals elevate their God-given purpose as they liveinto our “Here for Good” promise. We believe an education is morethan an intellectual pursuit; it is more than merely acquiring adegree to get a better job. At Northwest Nazarene University, webelieve that a meaningful life is rooted in timeless values andempowered by a community that embodies these principles for eachand every one of our students, staff, and faculty. Together, werealize our potential by committing to a life of service thattransforms ourselves, our society, and the world. Founded in 1913, Northwest Nazarene University is acomprehensive Christian university with 80 undergraduate areas ofstudy, 18 master’s degrees in six different disciplines, fiveEducation Specialists degrees and two doctoral degrees. NNU hasmore than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 6,000continuing education students and more than 10,000 high schoolstudents who participate in the University’s concurrent creditprogram. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Collegesand Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized bythe Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). NNU is situated in a best-of-all-worlds location. Justminutes away from the urban lifestyle of Boise as well as a myriadof outdoor activities, NNU is the place for those who want to be inthe thick of things and those who want to get away from it all.From easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and riverrafting to a wide array of cultural opportunities there issomething for everyone. NNU has a long and deep association withthe Church of the Nazarene, and all University faculty and staffcommit themselves to living out their faith in a community shapedby serious scholarship and Christian values. Statement describing your philosophy of Christian highereducationStatement describing your philosophy of teaching CompensationSalary is competitive. NNU’s benefits package includes health,vision and dental insurance for employee and family, long-termdisability insurance, life insurance, tuition benefits for theemployee and dependents, opportunities for professionaldevelopment, sabbatical experiences, and an excellent retirementplan. Qualifications Applicants must have a Ph.D. or D.A. in an appropriate field ofBiology. Strong candidates will possess college-level teachingexperience, will exhibit evidence of being able to form and/ormaintain an active research program, and will be stronglycommitted to NNU’s mission as an educational institutionsponsored by the Church of the Nazarene. The University requiresthat all candidates have a Christian perspective in the Wesleyantradition, and must be comfortable with and in agreement with themission and lifestyle values of NNU. As an educational institutionoperating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene,Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the rightto prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, asamended). The Department of BiologyAs part of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, theDepartment of Biology offers an array of rigorous courses to servepre-health, wildlife/ecology, and biology majors. Our goal isto provide our students with a broad contextual background in thebiological sciences. We strive to prepare students forcareers in the various disciplines of biology through experientiallearning of lectures, laboratory courses, and scientific research.Collaboration between the faculty and students creates a richlearning environment. Application ProcessTo be considered for this position, a complete applicationpacket must be received. Complete application packet will includethe following:Letter of interestNNU application [include link to application on NNUwebsite]ResumeLetter of reference from current pastorTwo current letters of recommendation from professionalassociates Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:Human Resources OfficeNorthwest Nazarene University623 S. University BoulevardNampa, ID 83686Phone: (208) 467-8036Fax: (208) 467-8587Email: [email protected] at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent uponthe results of an independent background check. Description of PositionThe department of Biology is seeking applicants for atenure-track, full-time faculty position in biology to begin inAugust of 2022. The candidate should have primary competency inphysiology and/or endocrinology, but should also be willing andable to teach a wide array of biology-related courses. The teachingassignment will include lower and upper division courses inbiology. Possible courses/labs to be taught include but arenot limited to: human anatomy and physiology, general biology, cellbiology, genetics, and endocrinology. Other responsibilitiesinclude student advising, recruiting of new students, and committeeservice. Research is an integral part of our program and isrequired of majors. This position requires the applicant todevelop an active research program with undergraduates. Collaboration is encouraged and funding is available for releasetime, personnel and supplies.
Emmerling confidently announced that Cornwall, the site of one of the two registered British slaughter houses which meet new EU safety rules for beef production, was in Wales.With that, Emmerling departed for a cabinet job on the very day scientists ruled in favour of the UK — including Wales.
“All we did was put four tires on it, and it went to junk,” Busch said. “I hate it for our guys. They’ve deserved all year much better finishes than what we’ve been able to produce, and here’s another one today. Just a frustrating season so far, but we give it everything we got. We do all we can with what we’re given at the particular time and try to execute and do a good job. Yes, that’s right, a Ford. The car maker found Victory Lane at the .526-mile short track for the first time since Oct. 20, 2002, when Kurt Busch won at NASCAR’s oldest and smallest premier series track in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Keselowski and runner-up Kyle Busch swapped the lead during the final 64-lap green-flag run, with Busch taking the point on Lap 444 of 500, and Keselowski powering back past Busch’s No. 18 Toyota on Lap 458. From that point, Keselowski pulled away to win by 1.806 seconds, as Busch lost the long-run speed he had demonstrated for most of the afternoon. Fourteen cautions for 95 laps punctuated an action-filled afternoon that featured remarkable comebacks, perfect weather, Ford board member and namesake Edsel Ford II in the pace car and a tire combination that started to open up the outside lane and facilitate passing on the high side. “I don’t like to keep trophies at my house, but this one’s going to my house. That’s how special it is.” RELATED: Keselowski brings home a clock | Keselowski celebrates with fansThe victory was Keselowski’s 23rd in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and it vaulted him into the playoff points lead with 10. In the series standings, Keselowski leaves Martinsville in fourth place, 34 points behind leader Kyle Larson and 30 behind second-place Chase Elliott, who parlayed a front-row starting position into a third-place finish. Coming to the green/checkers on Lap 260, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who had just been lapped, gave race leader Kyle Busch a couple of sharp taps with his bumper, sending Busch toward the top of the track. Elliott powered to the inside off Turn 4, edging Busch for the stage win at the stripe.RELATED: See the contact at the end of Stage 2 | Updated stage points Austin Dillon ran fifth, posting his first top-five finish since a fourth-place run at Bristol last August. “My pit crew did great today. (Crew chief) Adam (Stevens) and the guys did an awesome job on this car this weekend to get it to where it was. We were lights out faster than those guys after 20 laps or so. There on that run it was at minimum at least three tenths slower the entire time, and that’s why Brad just was able to drive away there at the end. We were really really, really struggling. I’m surprised I held off the 24 (Elliott), but you know, overall, just not quite getting the finishes we need.” RELATED: Busch frustrated with second-place finishMartin Truex Jr. won the first stage to bring his playoff point total to nine, second only to Keselowski. By the end of Stage 2, which featured a 119-lap green-flag run, the intensity had ratcheted up considerably. “This is awesome,” said Keselowski, the season’s first two-time winner. “We’ve ran so good here with the Miller Lite Ford, but something always happens and we haven’t been able to bring it home. Martinsville is just one of those champions’ tracks. The guys that run well everywhere run well here, and it’s really just an honor to win here and get to compete here. RELATED: Race results | Standings | Detailed breakdown SHOP: Keselowski gearMARTINSVILLE, Va. – In Sunday’s STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, everything worked – but nothing more than Brad Keselowski’s race-winning No. 2 Ford. Keselowski had to overcome his own challenges. A speeding penalty under caution on lap 72 sent him to the rear of the field, but pit strategy – staying out under yellow on Lap 109 – got him back to the front. Joey Logano, Keselowski’s Team Penske teammate, overcame both a pit road penalty and a cut tire that put him two laps down to finish fourth. Busch, who led a race-high 274 laps to Keselowski’s 116, was disappointed that the performance of his Camry fell off after his final pit stop. “This track is 70 years old and a lot of legends have won here. It feels great to be able to join them and bring home a (grandfather) clock (trophy). A lot of people don’t know this, but those clocks are built in my hometown in Rochester Hills, Michigan, so it’s cool to get one of them from back home. I have one as a truck owner, but not as a driver, so I’m glad to bring one back as a driver… But Keselowski and Busch dominated the proceedings from then on, with Keselowski winning the clock and Ford finding the winner’s circle after a 28-race drought at the vaunted short track.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
Michael Ball, the Olivier-winning star who originated the role of Marius in the 1985 West End premiere of Les Misérables, will step back into the hit musical, this time as Javert, for a sixteen-week fully staged concert run at the Gielgud Theatre from August 10 through November 30. Ball will be joined by longtime friend Alfie Boe, reprising his celebrated Broadway and West End turn as Jean Valjean.This cheered concert staging, previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena, will run at the Gielgud while the musical’s longtime home, the Queen’s Theatre, undergoes a refurbishment. The cast will be accompanied by an orchestra of over 65 musicians.The cast will also include Carrie Hope Fletcher, a prior Eponine, appearing as Fantine, with Katy Secombe and Matt Lucas reprising their former turns as Thénardier and Madame Thénardier. For three performances per week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by Broadway and West End alum John Owen-Jones.Additional casting for the concert run at the Gielgud will be announced soon. Michael Ball(Photo provided by Target Live UK) View Comments
Consolidated Communications,Vermont Business Magazine FairPoint Communications, Inc (Nasdaq:FRP), Vermont’s largest telecom based in North Carolina, and Illinois’ Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc (Nasdaq:CNSL) have moved a step closer to Consolidated’s acquisition of FairPoint later this year. FairPoint shareholders on Tuesday voted to adopt the merger agreement between FairPoint and Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc during a special meeting. Approximately 96 percent of FairPoint shareholders who voted on the proposal cast their vote in favor of the merger, representing 74 percent of the Company’s outstanding stock as of the record date. Consolidated Communications also held a special meeting Tuesday at which approximately 98 percent of Consolidated shareholders who voted on the proposal voted in favor of the merger, representing 71 percent of Consolidated’s outstanding shares as of the record date.Under the terms of the agreement, FairPoint shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.7300 shares of Consolidated Communications common stock for each share of FairPoint common stock. After closing, Consolidated’s shareholders will own approximately 71.3 percent of the pro forma combined company and FairPoint’s shareholders will own 28.7 percent.Consolidated has received Hart-Scott-Rodino Act clearance and secured the financing to fund the acquisition at favorable rates. Consolidated and FairPoint are in the process of securing the necessary state and federal regulatory approvals to complete the merger and expect the transaction to close by mid-2017.RELATED STORIES:FairPoint appoints Michael Reed Vermont presidentBeth Fastiggi named Human Resources CommissionerAbout FairPoint Communications, Inc.FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRP(link is external)) provides advanced data, voice and video technologies to single and multi-site businesses, public and private institutions, consumers, wireless companies and wholesale re-sellers in 17 states. Leveraging an owned, fiber-based Ethernet network – with more than 22,000 route miles of fiber, including approximately 18,000 route miles of fiber in northern New England – FairPoint has the network coverage, scalable bandwidth and transport capacity to support enhanced applications, including the next generation of mobile and cloud-based communications, such as small cell wireless backhaul technology, voice over IP, data center colocation services, managed services and disaster recovery. For more information, visit www.FairPoint.com(link is external).Source: CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FairPoint Communications, Inc
With the debut of its latest brand initiative, Nuun notes that it ‘continues to push the needle forward in highlighting and celebrating women in sport’. Named Nuuness, a new program will seek to create awareness for continued and future opportunities for female athletes.As part of the launch, Nuun has brought Emma Coburn on board as its leading advocate for both clean sport and women’s representation in athletics.The 2-time Olympian and World Champion will work with Nuun to provide a public platform for female athletes to speak up for equal opportunities in pursuit of their athletic endeavours. This June, Emma Coburn joined the team as spokeswoman for the newly formed ‘Nuuness: the female embodiment of the Nuun brand’.This year nutrition specialist Nuun adds that it has ‘doubled down on a commitment to women athletes through a record number of female sponsorships and industry-leading contract reform for pregnant athletes.’Emma Coburn is one of the most decorated American middle distance runners of all-time as a seven-time National Champion, Olympic Games bronze medallist and the first American female World Champion gold medallist in the steeplechase. She was one of the first professional athletes to sign the Clean Sport Pledge, and with her husband and coach Joe Bosshard, has developed a world-class training group of women track and field athletes.“It is truly a dream to be partnered with Nuun and to continue to strengthen the voice of the collective female athletic community,” said Emma Coburn. “I have been drinking Nuun for years, and I love their products, brand and values. I am looking forward to the impact we are able to achieve together, and am really appreciative of their support of my road to Tokyo.”Beginning this summer, Nuun will debut its Nuuness podcast series hosted by Emma Coburn. The series will showcase inspiring Nuun athletes on topics surrounding the female sports environment. In addition to the web series, Nuun plans to expand its community and support of female athletes.Later this summer, Nuun will open its first application period for its quarterly Nuuness Scholarship program. Nuun will provide financial, product and community assistance to enable each quarterly recipient’s personal athletic pursuits.“Supporting an athlete of Emma’s calibre is extremely humbling,” said Kevin Rutherford, Nuun President and CEO. “She is an extraordinary human being and an incredible role model to lead Nuuness and our Women in Sport initiatives. The Nuun family is beyond thrilled to be there for Emma as she works to earn a spot on her third Olympic team.”www.nuunlife.com Related
A few of the first responders involved in the rescue of a family from a burning building two years ago. From left, Kyle Segraves, Andrew Freisner, Dustin Moore, Lynn Wedel and Maria Moreno.The 911 calls just kept coming in. An apartment in Lenexa was engulfed in flames.Maria Moreno, a dispatcher for the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center, was fresh out of training. She had already fielded multiple calls that day in April 2017 when the woman called. She was trapped inside a second-story apartment unit with two small children she was looking after.“My main concern was just to keep her calm and reassure her that help was on the way and that my firefighters were doing everything they could to gain access to her,” Moreno said. “It was all kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing. I was shocked myself. But I knew I had to remain calm for her.”Meanwhile, the Lenexa Fire Department and mutual aid first responders raced to the apartment at 85th Street and Pflumm Road. As they were pulling up, they saw the whole building was engulfed. They saw the family banging on the windows and Moreno, the dispatcher, had told them exactly where they were trapped.Lenexa Fire Captain Dustin Moore and Firefighter Paramedic Andrew Freisner climbed the ladder, grabbed the children — a 2- or 3-year-old toddler and an 18-month-old — and helped them down the ladder.Once they climbed the ladder, there was near-zero visibility but, luckily, no direct fire yet. Moore and Freisner entered from the balcony and then forced entry into the bedroom. The kids were lethargic from the smoke and heat. Their aunt could still walk, so she waited until they came back for her and her pets.“It was a situation where we knew what to do and it sounds kinda counterintuitive, but the less you think about stuff in that situation, the better you are,” Freisner said. “You really want to work off instinct.”The family went to the hospital for emergency care, but they turned out fine. Moore estimated the chain of events that afternoon occurred in about 12 minutes.“At the time, it hit me so quick I don’t know that it really hit me what had just happened,” Moore said.A collaboration of first respondersPresident Donald Trump awards Freisner and Moore with the Medal of Valor. Photo courtesy of city of LenexaMoore and Freisner got the assignment to rescue, but the two heavily credit the collaboration of their fire department and mutual aid first responders — the Overland Park and Shawnee fire departments, Johnson County Med-Act and Lenexa Police Department — for the successful rescue. They kept the flames at bay during the rescue and ensured the family had what they needed once they got out.Kyle Segraves, Kevin Sellers and Danny Clark with the Lenexa Fire Department also gave support on the ladder. Segraves and rescued the black labrador dog after the family was rescued.“This specific incident had a culmination of all of those agencies working together, and working together really well, and that’s when you get positive outcomes,” said Lynn Wedel, Lenexa fire battalion chief, adding that he was “tremendously” proud of his firefighters.Last week, Moore and Freisner received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer. President Donald Trump presented them with the medal during a White House ceremony on May 22.The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.“It’s one of my proudest moments, but I think what it represents is more important,” Freisner said. “It was a countywide effort. I actually felt pretty bad having just us two there seeing the effort. Everybody worked together; it really represents how well we do work with each other.”Moreno stayed on the call with the woman until Lenexa firefighters reached her and the kids. Helping them made her feel accomplished.“They’re more than likely having the worst day of their life when they’re calling 911,” Moreno said. “They know that you’re there to help them and at the end of the day, that’s what matters to me, is that I’m able to help somebody.”
Leawood middle schooler’s Bar Mitzvah project raises $10,000 for local food pantryJonah Stein, a seventh-grader at Leawood Middle School, has raised $10,000 for a service project for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah that will help feed hundreds facing food insecurity in the Kansas City area.Stein created MASKerAIDs, a beaded necklace that connects to a person’s mask for easier wear. The funds from his project support Jewish Family Services and its Kesher KC Care Bag program, which contain food for walk-in clients of the program.“I saw a similar product and the wheels started turning about what I could do,” Stein said. “Creating MASKerAIDs allows me to not only solve a modern-day challenge, but also to use the funds I earn from the sales to support JFS and its Kesher KC Care Bag program.”Catholic Cemeteries cancels Veterans Day observance at Resurrection CemeteryCatholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas has canceled the Veterans Day observance and ceremony that would normally take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The organization canceled the event due to uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the health risks for individuals and families to gather.Lenexa to conduct CID public hearing for Ten Ridge project at Ridgeview and K-10The Lenexa City Council on Oct. 6 unanimously approved a resolution called for a public hearing to consider approving a Community Improvement District, a public financing incentives package, for a portion of the Ten Ridge project located at the northeast corner of K-10 Highway and Ridgeview Road.The public hearing is set for Nov. 3, when the city council will consider adoption of the Community Improvement District. The petition includes the levying of a 1% CID sales tax on all sales within the project area of roughly 15 acres. The public financing package is intended to help pay for construction, public improvements and other related costs for the project. The estimated total cost of the project is about $43 million.The developer, Ten Ridge LLC, is constructing a mixed-use development that is anticipated to include 80,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and commercial uses in eight buildings and also include a 90-room hotel. If approved, the CID sales tax will commence Oct. 1, 2022.