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'We've Caught Our Monster': Sex Offender Charged With Murder Of Girl Found In Creek

A convicted sex offender has been charged with murdering a 12-year-old Florida girl whose body was found in a creek last week.

The girl disappeared from outside her family’s Pensacola apartment in May. A fisherman found the body of Naomi Jones five days later.

Robert Letroy Howard, 38, who was dating a woman in the apartment complex where Naomi lived, was arrested Thursday, Escambia County Chief Deputy Chip Simmons said.

“We have caught our monster,” Simmons told reporters at a press conference. “We have caught the killer that took Naomi’s life.”

Howard is facing charges of first degree premeditated murder, kidnapping and failure to register as a sex offender.

According to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, surveillance video captured Howard by the creek where Naomi’s body was found.

“Howard could not provide a viable alibi of his whereabouts during the disappearance of Naomi,” Morgan said.

Howard has been on the Alabama Sex Offender Registry since 1999 after being convicted of two counts of sexual assault and rape involving a 19-year-old victim. He was jailed 15 years for the offenses.

A report made by the sheriff’s office indicates Howard told investigators he “had nothing to do with killing Naomi Jones” and was in Alabama at the time. Morgan said detectives determined that was “false information.”

Naomi disappeared after she and her siblings returned home from an afternoon walk on May 31. She left behind her cellphone, keys and purse at her home.

Authorities said the girl was active on social media prior to her disappearance and that “tech surveillance” was “critical” in solving the case. However, investigators have declined to confirm whether Howard used social media to communicate with the victim.

 “He was not unknown to our victim,” Morgan said, without elaborating.

Authorities said they believe Naomi was killed within 24 to 36 hours of her disappearance. The medical examiner determined that the death was probably due to asphyxiation.

Howard, who is being held behind bars without bond, is scheduled to appear in court on June 30.

Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille said their office is likely to seek the death penalty.

Howard’s sister, Althea Walker, told WKRG News that she disagrees with the way the sheriff’s office portrayed her brother.

“I want people to know he is not a monster,” Walker said.

The sheriff, who said investigators believe Howard acted alone, warned parents to be mindful of their children’s activities.

“Please be parents,” Morgan said. “Your children are carrying a handheld computer. It just happens to double as a cellphone … There are predators out there [and] you can’t protect your children from this unless you parent. That’s part of your job.”

David Lohr covers crime and missing persons. Tips? Feedback? Send an email or follow him on Twitter.

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jun 12, 20:43
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Tiger Woods Asleep At The Wheel Before DUI Arrest, Police Say

Golfer Tiger Woods was sleeping and needed to be woken up when he was arrested for driving under the influence on Monday, according to a police report

Officers in Jupiter, Florida, found Woods, 41, asleep at the wheel in his Mercedes early Monday morning, according to the police report published on CBS 12 on Tuesday. Woods’ car was stopped in the right lane of the road with the brake lights and right turn signal on, the report stated.

After officers woke Woods up, he was “cooperative” but he was “confused” and his speech was “slow, sluggish [and] very slurred,” according to the report.

The police report stated that Woods didn’t know where he was, asked how far he was from his house and “changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from.” Woods reportedly told officers that he was taking several prescription drugs.

Woods took “full responsibility” for his actions in a statement on Monday and blamed the incident on an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” saying alcohol was not involved.

The golfer agreed to a breathalyzer test and had a blood alcohol level of .000 percent, according to the police report. Under a heading on the report titled “Odors,” it states, “None.”  

Read the full police report below.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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may 30, 17:17
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Donald Trump Finally Met His Match In The Handshake Stakes

There’s a certain art to dealing with a Donald Trump handshake.

And Tajikistan’s strongman president, Emomali Rahmon, appears to have gotten it down to a tee.

The authoritarian ruler didn’t let the U.S president’s reputation as a fierce hand-grabber faze him when the pair met at a summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday.

In fact, he had the upper hand — as this viral clip shows:

Perhaps Rahmon analyzed footage of Trump’s February meeting with Japan’s prime minster Shinzō Abe to see how it shouldn’t be done:

Or maybe he studied Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s technique


Or he  might have just read HuffPost’s piece on how to defend yourself from a Trump-style handshake.

Here’s how Twitter users responded to Rahmon’s handshake encounter:

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may 24, 12:40
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Anita Hill Speaks Out In The Wake Of Bill O'Reilly's Sexual Harassment Allegations

Anita Hill once inspired a national movement across the country for women to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace. Now, in the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s harassment accusations and his subsequent departure from Fox News, Hill is calling for another change in the way U.S. society makes excuses for men in positions of power.

“The problem with sexual harassment isn’t just because people behave badly,” said Hill, now a professor of social policy and women’s studies, in a USA Today interview published Wednesday. “The problem is our inability to develop productive responses to it, and that exists because of our culture that accepts it, because that culture then gets built into how we approach solutions to it.”

“It gets built into the choices we make about who can be believed,” she added. “And even when we find sexual harassment exists, the solutions are very often to move the women who have complained to other positions.”

In 1991, Hill testified in front of an all-male panel of congress members against her former boss Clarence Thomas, who was waiting to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. During the hearings, which were broadcasted to millions of Americans across the country, Hill described all the sexually explicit comments she said Thomas had made while she worked for him as a federal government employee.

Her testimony was controversial and subjected to extreme scrutiny, but it also marked one of the first times that workplace sexual harassment was examined as a public issue. Hill’s testimony inspired thousands of women to speak out against harassment ― an act that was unheard of at the time.

In her interview with USA Today, Hill said that despite all the progress that’s been made, people still make excuses for men’s predatory behavior. She recalled President Donald Trump dismissing his “grab them by the pussy” comments as “locker room talk.”

“We have a whole host of people accepting that as just something men do as opposed to understanding it as predatory behavior that is not only immoral but is also illegal,” Hill told the USA Today. “We had some social forces coming together but we had a cultural excuse that overlaid [Trump’s] statement or his explanation.”

Hill added that women now have more opportunities than she did to speak out against harassment, giving as an example former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s blog post, which detailed how the company had handled her sexual harassment claim.

“The idea that these kinds of behaviors can stay hidden is fading because there are ways to get them out. I think the key is to keep pushing,” Hill said. “When you deal with someone like Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, the key is for people to keep coming forward.”

O’Reilly was dropped from Fox News on Wednesday after sexual harassment accusations resurfaced. Similarly, Ailes stepped down as CEO of Fox News in September after a sexual harassment lawsuit ended in a hefty settlement

Hill’s comments on O’Reilly’s controversy and Fowler’s HR complaints echoed an op-ed she penned for The Washington Post this month, in which she argued that organizations have no excuse for not holding themselves accountable for sexual harassment.

“Sexual harassment is about control, power and those who abuse it,” Hill wrote for the Post. “It can be stopped only when companies recognize that everyone benefits when women can work in a workplace that is abuse-free.”

Read Hill’s full interview with USA Today here.

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apr 20, 14:05
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Parents Apparently Overdose At Home, Baby Daughter Starves To Death Days Later

After two young parents died of apparent drug overdoses in their Pennsylvania home, their baby died of starvation in her bassinet some four days later, according to authorities.

Summer Chambers, five months old, and her parents Jason Chambers, 27, and Chelsea Cardaro, 19, were all found dead on Thursday in the family’s home in the Kernville section of Johnstown, a town about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, the Tribune-Democrat reported.

#BREAKING Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees says a man and woman were found dead with their 5-month-old baby in Kernville (1/2)

— Daniel Hamburg (@DHamburgReports)

Investigators who found drugs on the scene believe the parents died of heroin overdoses within minutes of each other, though autopsy results are still pending, Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan said Friday.

A friend of the couple found their bodies about a week after their deaths. Summer, discovered in a second-floor bedroom, had also died by then. Autopsy results confirmed the baby had died of starvation and dehydration.

“It was hard going in there and being the one to see them like that,” the friend, James Grant, told local station WAJC-TV. “They cared for their daughter. For two flawed people, they did their best to hold it together.”

Chambers had overdosed before in November, but medical personnel revived him, according to Callihan. Authorities allowed the baby to stay in the home. 

A representative from Children and Youth Services met with the parents “with the child present at the residence,” said Callihan. “They checked out the house, and it was appropriate to a child living there. There was plenty of food and the child seemed well taken care of,” she added.

Since both parents died at approximately the same time, no one was left to alert authorities or care for the baby, according to Johnstown Police Captain Chad Miller. “Being from out of town, not having anybody in town, it was too long for anybody to notice that they were missing,” he said. 

Callihan said the tragedy “illustrates the ongoing issues that we’re having with overdoses” in the area. 

“If you are addicted, if you’re using heroin and you have children, you’re endangering their lives,” Callihan said. “You need to get help for your children.”

Heroin deaths in the U.S. are skyrocketing. Last year, for the first time in more than 15 years, heroin caused more deaths than gun homicides, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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dec 26 16, 19:24
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Woman Killed When Giant Tree Topples On California Wedding Party

Officials have launched an investigation after a woman was killed Saturday and a 4-year-old girl and four other guests were injured when a giant Eucalyptus tree suddenly toppled on wedding guests in a Southern California park.

Some members of the wedding party were snapping photos of the 100-foot tree in Penn Park in Whittier, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles, when it crashed on top of them.

More than 100 police officers and firefighters responded to the tragedy Saturday afternoon, and attempted to revive the woman struck by the tree. Several people were trapped beneath the limbs of the tree until rescue workers cut them free with chainsaws.

Tree fell on ppl at Penn park #penn #whittier #LACoFD @WhittierNews

— :) (@iCbass7)

“The officers responding initially went to work right away, did the best they could to start getting larger limbs and people out from under the tree, and then our partners at Los Angeles County Fire arrived and we were able to start getting victims out and getting victims triaged,” a police official said at a press conference. 

The victim has not been identified, nor has the girl, who was critically injured with head trauma when the tree toppled, according to Whittier police. The other injuries were minor. A witness said the dead woman may have been related to the bride. The bride was “screaming about her mom ― they couldn’t wake her up,” Rene Zaldivar, who was at the park for another celebration, told NBC 4.

#Breaking- Rescuers in #Whittier r working 2 free victims trapped after a large tree fell on a wedding party. @NBCLA live with updates now.

— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC)

Penn Park will remain closed indefinitely as an arborist examines the site as well as other trees in the area. Officials said there was no indication earlier that the tree was at risk of falling. There was early speculation that the California drought had weakened the roots that then tore from the earth because the ground was softened by recent heavy rain, reported ABC 7.

The park is popular for weddings in part because of the picturesque trees.

“We’re trying to make sure that we give all the dignity and respect of that family,” Los Angeles County Fire Department Deputy Chief John Tripp said at the news conference. “They were here for a joyous occasion and then unfortunately, a very large tree interrupted that, and they, right now, are going through a lot of issues that we’re trying to make sure to support.”

Tripp said had there been more people directly under the tree, most of the injuries would not have been minor. “Fortunately, there weren’t more people that were injured by the collapse,” he said. “It could have been a lot worse.”

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dec 19 16, 21:35
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Protests Flare Against Donald Trump's Election

NEW YORK — Thousands of protesters dissatisfied by Donald Trump’s stunning victory took to city streets on Wednesday, from New York to Seattle.

In Manhattan, thousands converged on Union Square in a light rain and prepared to march uptown to the president-elect’s home at Trump Tower. Protesters hoisted signs like “Bad Hombre” and “Not My President,” and anti-Trump chants echoed through the crowd. Police made several arrests.

Any number of colorful chants at Union Square tonight

— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell)

Jackie Smith, 53, of Staten Island, said she was blindsided by the election outcome. 

“There’s a lot of blame to go around,  but I blame myself,” said Smith. “Instead of laughing at Trump, I should have been out protesting.”

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who attended the rally, told The Huffington Post that protesters must not falter in their opposition to Trump. 

“We had all those big protests before the Iraq War and once the war started, everyone stopped protesting,” Moore said. “This time, we keep it up and we don’t stop till he’s out of there.”

Michael Moore happened upon the protest tonight, calling for resistance and agitation.

— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell)

Trump’s derogatory comments and allegations that he has sexually assaulted women loomed large for Emily Rems, managing editor of Bust magazine. She carried a sign that read “Don’t Grab My Pussy,” referencing vulgar comments Trump made in a 2005 video published by The Washington Post in October. 

“We’re pissed as hell that Donald Trump won this election,” Rems said. “Women should have equal rights in this society, and we don’t want Roe v Wade overturned.” 

Trump said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in March that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions. 

And now the arrests begin.

— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc)

The prospect of Trump following through on promised anti-immigration policies worried Carmen Candelario, 23, who said she moved to the U.S. legally from the Dominican Republic. 

“I already knew I was fighting against a lot of hate just because of my background and skin color,” Candelario said. “The dream to move forward as a community is now gone.”

Daisy Skelton, 22, of Manhattan, tried to grapple with Trump’s victory. 

“This election is unacceptable,” said Skelton. “I’ve been crying, and my friend said to me, ‘Optimism is the only way.’”

Socialist Alternative, NYC, the group that organized the anti-Trump march, heaped criticism on the Democratic Party.

“The Democratic Party has proven they are incapable of stopping Trump,” Socialist Alternative, NYC, said in a Facebook message announcing the protest. “The Democratic Party has failed. This is the result of the Democratic Party leadership backing Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders. It is time to build a new party of the 99%.” 

Thousands of protestors now at Trump Tower

— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc)

Protests and prayer vigils were held at other locations around New York City. 

At the Columbus Circle protest.

— Tiara Chiaramonte (@tiarachiara42)

In Austin, Texas, students from the University of Texas demonstrated on campus, then marched downtown. About 400 people blocked traffic on city bridges, but remained peaceful, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

RT BuzzFeedNews: Watch live: Anti-Trump protesters are marching in Austin #Bluehand #NewB

— Antifa GB (@Antifa_GB1)

Similar protests erupted in Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., shortly after Hillary Clinton conceded defeat early Wednesday. 

In California, Berkeley and Oakland authorities reported some disruption as well. About 250 people took to the streets and caused “vandalism on multiple businesses,” according to Oakland police. Small fires were set in city streets as marchers reached downtown Oakland. 

It's a dumpster fire on Broadway from 20th to 14th in #Oakland. Anti-Trump protest

— David DeBolt (@daviddebolt)

In Seattle, dozens of students at West Seattle High walked out of class, and hundreds of residents took to the streets in protest of the election results, the Seattle Times reported. 

Kshama Sawant, a socialist Seattle City council member, called on protesters to “

” Trump’s inauguration ceremony, KIRO 7 reported. 

#BREAKING: Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters are marching through downtown #Seattle.

— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle)

And in Chicago, protesters gathered outside Trump Tower before taking to the streets, according to the Chicago Tribune.

.@realDonaldTrump #protest in #Chicago outside #TrumpTower. Thousands of #protesters. @cbschicago #election2016

— Mai Martinez (@MaiReports)

The next four years are going to be hard for all of us, but this is an unprecedented chance for all of us to fight as one,” Jonathan Lovitz, a senior vice president of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, told NBC News. “Think of the possibilities when all minorities stand together.”

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nov 10 16, 03:08
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Nick Gordon Found Legally Responsible For Death Of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Nick Gordon was found legally responsible for the July 2015 death of longtime girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown on Friday, multiple reports confirm.

The Brown estate filed a $50 million wrongful death suit against Gordon shortly after the death of Bobbi Kristina. The suit alleged that the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, who was found unconscious in January 2015, had been in an altercation with her boyfriend, who put her in a bathtub and injected her with a “toxic cocktail” of drugs. 

The 22-year-old was placed in a medically induced coma and succumbed to her injuries six months later.

The suit, which was first filed last June, also alleged that Gordon stole more than $11,000 from Brown’s account after she was found unresponsive in January, and accused Gordon of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, unjust enrichment and conversion. According to E!, Brown’s father Bobby also became a plaintiff in the suit as of May 2016.

Gordon neglected to show up to court on two separate occasions, meaning anything alleged by Brown’s conservator in the suit against him was admitted through omission, according to Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford, per NBC.

#BREAKING - Attorney for estate of #BobbyKristinaBrown says Nick Gordon will pay for ignoring court. #11Alive

— Mike Nicolas (@11AliveMike)

“We have said all along that we believed Nick Gordon was responsible for the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. This judgment confirms our belief. Mr. Gordon had every opportunity to appear in Court and attempt to clear his name. He declined,” said a statement to E! News from Brown’s father’s legal team.

Still, Gordon hasn’t been criminally charged in Brown’s death.

Her father also spoke out in light of the judge’s decision, indicating he was pleased with the news while also expressing his grief, according to NBC.

“Today’s judgment tells me it was Nick Gordon,” he said. “Now I need to process all the emotions I have and learn on God to get me and my family through this.”

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sep 16 16, 22:10
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Suspected Suicide Car Bomber Attacks China's Embassy In Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishek on Tuesday, killing himself and wounding three others, officials said.

An Interior Ministry spokesman said the car exploded inside the compound and quoted Deputy Prime Minister Janysh Razakov as describing the blast as “a terrorist act.”

#BREAKING At least 1 killed, 2 injured after a car rammed gate of Chinese embassy in Bishkek & exploded: authorities

— People's Daily,China (@PDChina)

Police, who cordoned off the building and the adjacent area, and the GKNB state security service said they were investigating the incident, which occurred around 1000 local time (0400 GMT).

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan, a mostly Muslim former Soviet republic of 6 million people, routinely detain suspected Islamist militants accused of being linked to the Islamic State, which actively recruits from Central Asia.

An anti-Chinese militant group made up of ethnic Uighurs is also active in the region. In 2014, Kyrgyz border guards killed 11 people believed to be members of that group who had illegally crossed the Chinese-Kyrgyz border.

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aug 30 16, 09:35
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Obama To Quadruple Hawaii Monument, Creating World’s Largest Protected Marine Area

President Barack Obama, who’s already protected more public acres than any U.S. president, will add to his legacy of conservation by quadrupling the marine monument surrounding the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the White House announced.

The designation, expected to take effect Friday, will expand Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from 139,797 square miles to 582,578 square miles, making it the largest marine protected area on the planet.

The White House said the move “provides critical protections for more than 7,000 marine species,” including federally protected monk seals, whales and sea turtles, as well as black coral ― the longest-living marine species in the world.

The expansion also is expected to make the area more resilient to climate change-related threats, including rising sea levels, warming ocean temperatures and acidification.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who introduced the proposal in June, called Obama’s move “one of the most important actions an American president has ever taken for the health of the oceans.”

“Expanding Papahānaumokuākea will replenish stocks of ‘ahi, promote biodiversity, fight climate change, and give a greater voice to Native Hawaiians in managing this resource,” Schatz said Friday in a statement. “This declaration sets us on a strong path forward for our irreplaceable environment and the generations to come.”

Established in 2006 by President George W. Bush, Papahānaumokuākea was already larger than all of the country’s national parks combined.  

The expansion will extend the monument’s protections, including a ban on commercial fishing, from 50 miles to 200 miles around the remote island chain. The area covered by the expanded monument will be nearly four times the size of California, and nearly as big as Alaska. 

Matt Rand, director of Pew’s Global Ocean Legacy project, which worked with Native Hawaiians, scientists, community leaders and others in pushing for the expansion, called Friday’s announcement a “big deal for the planet.” 

“We’re just seeing significant environmental degradation globally, and this is a huge step in changing our course,” Rand told The Huffington Post. “I hope not only does it protect this ecosystem, but I hope it inspires the world.”

Papahanaumokuakea will dwarf the United Kingdom’s Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the Chagos Marine Reserve in the Indian Ocean, which are 322,000 square miles and 247,000 square miles, respectively. Earlier this year, communities in a remote archipelago south of Tahiti proposed establishing a 385,000-square-mile ocean sanctuary.  

Along with Obama’s latest conservation decision, the White House announced the president will travel to Hawaii next week, where on Wednesday he will address leaders from the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress. On Thursday he plans to travel to Midway Atoll, located within the Papahānaumokuākea. 

The World Conservation Congress kicks off in Honolulu next month. The congress, held every four years, is the world’s largest environmental and nature conservation event.

#BREAKING: U.S. creates world’s largest protected area in Hawaii #MahaloObama

— pew environment (@pewenvironment)

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