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Elkton-area coffee shop shuttered after arsons

ELKTON — Investigators are looking for leads after someone intentionally set several fires inside an Elkton-area coffee shop, causing approximately $25,000 in damage and shuttering the business indefinitely, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.

An employee called 911 about 6 a.m. on Thursday, after discovering smoke inside Fox Hollow Coffee in the 700 block of East Pulaski Highway when he opened the door at the start of the business day, fire officials said. Before opening the door, fire officials added, that employee also noticed an exterior light wasn’t on, when usually it is.

Sr. Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver J. Alkire, lead investigator, reported that, at some point between the time that the shop closed on Wednesday night and was scheduled to reopen for business Thursday morning, the firebug or firebugs somehow entered the building and set several fires — one of which ultimately reduced fire damage.

“A couple of the

Read more at: http://www.cecildaily.com/police_and_fire_beat/elkton-area-coffee-shop-shuttered-after-arsons/article_15b2bca2-4a6d-565e-b782-927052befaf0.html

St. Marie murder trial: Science behind investigation comes to light

Antonio St. Marie, Wadena, has nine charges against him including charges of murder, kidnapping and possessing a pistol he was prohibited from having. The 27-year-old pleaded not guilty to all nine charges but admitted to killing his wife Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the prosecution, led by Assistant Attorney General David Miller and assisted by Wadena County Attorney Kyra Ladd, continued bringing their witnesses to the stand for the second day. The witnesses shared various aspects of the case including an autopsy, ballistics report, past run ins with law enforcement and timelines for those involved in what led to the shooting of Margaret St. Marie on Nov. 7, 2016 in Wadena.

Brought to the witness stand first was Patrick Warrick, a forensic scientist with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Warrick, who is stationed out of Bemidji, spoke of his experience appearing at the scene of the shooting on Bryant Ave. Attorney Miller had him

Read more at: http://www.wadenapj.com/news/4389762-st-marie-murder-trial-science-behind-investigation-comes-light

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Maribel Marin, from left, Michelle Ryan and Kate Allen investigate a crime scene during a pre-test lab exercise during a forensic science class on Tuesday at BMCC in Pendleton.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris

Maribel Marin, from left, Michelle Ryan and Kate Allen investigate a crime scene during a pre-test lab exercise during a forensic science class on Tuesday at BMCC in Pendleton.


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An evidence marker and a ruler mark a footprint at a crime scene during a pre-test lab exercise for the forensic science class Tuesday at BMCC in Pendleton.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris

An evidence marker and a ruler mark a footprint at a crime scene during a pre-test lab exercise for the forensic science class Tuesday at BMCC

Read more at: http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20180117/csibmcc

Brunson: Ames told him to shoot teen

CAMDEN — A Perquimans County man already serving a life sentence for the murder of an Elizabeth City teen testified Wednesday that it was another defendant in the case who told him to fatally shoot the teen.

Nahcier Brunson, 21, pleaded guilty last September to first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Unique Graham, admitting he fired the gun that killed the teenager at Causeway Park in September 2015.

However, on the witness stand in Kamani Ames’ first-degree murder trial in Camden Superior Court on Wednesday, Brunson testified it was Ames who told him to shoot Graham. 

Brunson’s testimony was at odds with the opening statements about the case by Ames’ court-appointed attorney. John Bramble told jurors on Tuesday that Ames didn’t know in advance Brunson was going to shoot Graham.

Brunson, who is serving a life sentence in state prison, told jurors that he didn’t make any deal with prosecutors in exchange for

Read more at: http://www.dailyadvance.com/News/2018/01/17/Brunson-testifies-against-Ames-at-trial.html

Napa Shootings: 2 Hospitalized, Suspect Detained

NAPA, CA — UPDATED 1:45 p.m. Jan. 17: Two people were rushed to hospitals Wednesday morning with gunshot wounds suffered in shootings that happened near Napa schools, and police have the suspect in both shootings in custody, Napa Police Department officials said.

Wednesday at about 8:25 a.m., a shooting was reported in the parking lot of Starbucks at Jefferson Street and Lincoln Avenue, near Napa High School. In that incident, officers arrived to find a man in his 20s suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen, police Capt. Pat Manzer said. The victim was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa for surgery, Manzer said.

Witnesses to the shooting gave aid to the victim.

The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, according to reports.

The incident prompted lockdowns at nearby Napa High School and Napa Valley Unified School District offices, and police in an alert at 8:30 a.m.

Read more at: https://patch.com/california/napavalley/police-activity-near-napa-high-school

The Flash Midseason Premiere: Barry Should Reveal He’s The Flash

SPOILERS for The Flash season 4 midseason premiere.

The Flash is back, but only long enough for Barry to be convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison! Turns out, even the fastest man alive can’t outrun the evidence mounting against him – especially when he can’t even be bothered to take the stand and defend himself. Meanwhile, a meta with radiation powers is unwittingly endangering all of Central City, raising questions about just how Team Flash expect to keep the city safe with Barry behind bars.

‘The Trial of The Flash’ is a slapdash midseason premiere, racing through the trial in a single episode so that Barry can get sent to the slammer in time for the credits to roll. It’s perfunctory at best, with the end result being more important than how the characters arrive there. This isn’t to suggest that dragging out the courtroom scenes for weeks is the better option, but when adapting such a classic

Read more at: https://screenrant.com/flash-tv-show-midseason-premiere-review/

Woman indicted on alleged drug-related offenses following shooting investigation

A former Summer Tree apartment complex resident was arrested Friday on a warrant for multiple drug charges.

Ashley Martin, 34, a former resident of Summer Tree apartments at 71 N. Main St., Jeffersonville, now lives in Washington Court House, according to records, and was arrested by the Washington Police Department Jan. 12.

Reports from the WPD show Martin was indicted on charges of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and two charges of aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies.

The charges stem from a search warrant served at Martin’s Jeffersonville apartment immediately after a person called 911 reported hearing gunshots in the complex. The 911 caller, identified as Derek J. Myers, told the dispatcher that he was afraid and thought someone might be dead.

At the same time, a man called 911 and reported that he had just been shot. The man, identified as William N. Prigmore, 34,

Read more at: http://www.timesgazette.com/news/23185/woman-indicted-on-alleged-drug-related-offenses-following-shooting-investigation