The City of North Port’s asking driver using N. Cranberry Boulevard to use caution in the area between Commerce Parkway and Maddox Circle. The Public Works Department says three metal culvert pipes in the area are failing. There’s now a deep hole on th south side of N. Cranberry. That’s been temporarily filled, but they’re asking that drivers exercise caution. Barricades have been put up around the problem area, and there are traffic signs and detours posted.
The NTSB’s asked the FBI to look into whether a projectile of some sort hit the locomotive of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday. The NTSB says the bureau’s been asked to examine damage to the lower left hand side of the locomotive’s windshield. A commuter train engineer reported before the crash, that his train had been hit by a projectile or shot at in the same area of the derailment.
President Barack Obama honored police officers killed in the line of duty today, saying they must be remembered as “heroes because that’s what they are.”.…
http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/IHRN-051515-Obama-Peace Officers Special.mp3
Mr. Obama spoke at the Capital, on Peace Officers Memorial Day, a part of National Police Week. He says there’s much more wwe as a nation can do to heal the divide between communities and police; adding that a we often forget to say thank you to those who have chosen to wear the badge.…
A jury of seven women and five men today sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ozrtiz says the verdict is not a cause for celebration, but a time for reflection.…
http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/IHRN-051515-Ortiz-Whats Important Today.mp3
Tsarnaev, who is 21, will become the youngest person on federal death row. He will formally be sentenced by a federal judge at a still to be determined date. There will probably several years worth of appeals before he is put to death.
President Obama offered words of comfort to the families and friends of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty today, in a speech at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Obama says there are things we as a nation can do to support those who wear the badge.….
126 law enforcement officers lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showed no emotion when a federal jury today sentenced him to death today for his part in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people died in the bombing, the fourth was an MIT Police officer killed while he and his brother tried to escape Boston. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz talked about the decision to seek the death penalty.…..
http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/IHRN-051515-Ortiz-Death Penalty Decision.mp3
How long will it be before that sentence is carried out? Timothy McVeigh, was convicted of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1997. He was executied in 2001.
The NTSB says they will be talking with Brandon Bostian, the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, in the next couple of days. Spokesperson Robert Sumwalt…
Investigators say the train accelerated right before the crash. Robert Goggin, Bostian’s attorney, says his client doesn’t remember everything that happened right before the crash. He suffered a concussion in the incident and there’s hope that as effects of that subside more of his memory will return.
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May. 14, 2015 5:24 PM CST
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says they have now accounted for everyone on board the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night.……
http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/IHRN-051415-Nutter-All Accounted For.mp3
Robert Goggin the attorney for the train’s engineer, Brandon Bostian, tells ABC’s Good Morning America his client doesn’t remember a lot.…
http://blogaudio.virtualnewscenter.com/IHRN-051415-Goggin-From GMA-Client Remembers What.mp3
Goggin days Bostain had no drugs, alcohol, or medications in his system, and was not on his phone at the time of the derailment.
Ex-L.A. County Undersheriff and Retired Captain Surrender to Feds on Obstruction Charges in Department Investigation
Former L.A. County Undersheriff and Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka and retired sheriff’s Captain William Carey surrendered to federal authorities today. They’ve been indicted on obstruction and conspiracy charges in a federal investiation of alleged inmate abuse, civil rights violations and corruption in the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. According to Reuters, several deputies were accused of trying to stop the FBI investigation of the department by in one case telling agents that their jail informant had been released, when he’d actually been kept in the jail under a false name.
The U.S. Park Police arrested a man this afternoon after uniformed Secret Service officers saw a man flying a small, remote-controlled aircraft over Lafayette Park north of the White House. Officers didn’t see it until it was about 100′ feet up. They asked the man to land it, then had it looked at by Washington Metropolitan Police who reported it was safe. The incident led to a lockdown of the White House and shutdown of Lafayette Park for about an hour. There was no danger to President Obama who’s at Camp David, meeting with the leaders of Persian Gulf nations.