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North Augusta City Council plans sales tax projects wish list, future

Voters in Aiken County will be choosing whether to approve a fourth Capital Projects Sales Tax (CPST) in November, and on Thursday, Feb. 8, North Augusta City Council discussed a list with over $60 million worth of projects to consider.

During a two-day planning session called EnVision, North Augusta City Council talked about CPST projects, as well as other projects on the minds of City department heads.

City Administrator Todd Glover said the city has estimated it will receive around $25 million in funds over seven years of CPST IV. He said the county has estimated a total for the entirety of Aiken County to be around $163 million, but calculations the city has done estimate it will actually be around $104 million.

The funding given to each of the entities receiving it is calculated by two metrics. The county-wide total is split in half, and the two halves are doled out to

Read more at: https://www.northaugustastar.com/news/north-augusta-city-council-plans-sales-tax-projects-wish-list/article_da592eaa-0f4f-11e8-b10a-b746414c4d19.html

North Korean defector reportedly enjoys watching CBS’ CSI and American movies


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A music video of Korean music group Girls’
Generation.

SMTOWN/YouTube

North Korean defector reportedly enjoys watching CBS’ CSI and American movies


Screen Shot 2017 11 21 at 10.30.04 PM
A music video of Korean music group Girls’
Generation.

SMTOWN/YouTube

North Charleston police seek help from DOJ, foundation in fighting violent crime, connecting with community

North Charleston is seeking help from a national policing foundation and the Justice Department to drive down violent crime, strengthen ties with the community and build safer neighborhoods.

Police Chief Eddie Driggers outlined his request in a letter sent Monday to the head of the Justice Department’s Officer of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which spent more than a year reviewing the department at the city’s request after a North Charleston officer fatally shot Walter Scott in 2015.

Driggers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with DOJ officials after the agency pulled the plug on that review without issuing a much anticipated report.

Driggers now wants the D.C.-based Police Foundation to help the city craft a strategic plan to help the police department “in improving services, community involvement and relationships.” The foundation is an independent nonprofit think tank that seeks to advance policing through innovation and science.

The process would start with a

Read more at: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/north-charleston-police-seek-help-from-doj-foundation-in-fighting/article_1beeff8c-c335-11e7-a60a-6b388f8fcd32.html

North Charleston police seek help from DOJ, foundation in fighting …

North Charleston is seeking help from a national policing foundation and the Justice Department to drive down violent crime, strengthen ties with the community and build safer neighborhoods.

Police Chief Eddie Driggers outlined his request in a letter sent Monday to the head of the Justice Department’s Officer of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which spent more than a year reviewing the department at the city’s request after a North Charleston officer fatally shot Walter Scott in 2015.

Driggers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with DOJ officials after the agency pulled the plug on that review without issuing a much anticipated report.

Driggers now wants the D.C.-based Police Foundation to help the city craft a strategic plan to help the police department “in improving services, community involvement and relationships.” The foundation is an independent nonprofit think tank that seeks to advance policing through innovation and science.

The process would start with a

Read more at: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/north-charleston-police-seek-help-from-doj-foundation-in-fighting/article_1beeff8c-c335-11e7-a60a-6b388f8fcd32.html

Bloomingdale NJ police investigate residential burglary – North Jersey

Bloomingdale Police Sgt. Ronald Frost demonstrates software used to track registered surveillance cameras in the borough. Police are reaching out to homeowners and business owners to register their cameras to help them solve crime.
Jai Agnish/Northjersey.com

Read more at: http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/bloomingdale/2017/10/09/bloomingdale-nj-police-investigate-residential-burglary/745699001/

Baton Rouge police: Two injured in shooting on North 48th Street …

Two people were injured in a shooting when two groups of people opened fire on each other Friday evening in the 1500 block of North 48th Street near Gus Young Avenue, according to Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a  Baton Rouge police spokesman.

The report of the shooting came in at 4:54 p.m. McKneely said the victims were not giving police much information on what happened.

One victim, who was shot in the back, ran away from officers at the scene, McKneely said. The other person, who was shot in the leg, had a gun hidden in a waistband, he said.

Mike Chustz, a spokesman for East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services, said two people were taken to a hospital. Neither person had life-threatening injuries, McKneely said.

A new temporary unit designed to rapidly respond to reports of violent crimes went into operation just hours before the incident. Those officers were headed to the shooting scene, but

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_e4ae98d8-7961-11e7-94fb-e325be67b5ac.html

Baton Rouge police: Two injured in shooting on North 48th Street near Gus Young Avenue

Two people were injured in a shooting when two groups of people opened fire on each other Friday evening in the 1500 block of North 48th Street near Gus Young Avenue, according to Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a  Baton Rouge police spokesman.

The report of the shooting came in at 4:54 p.m. McKneely said the victims were not giving police much information on what happened.

One victim, who was shot in the back, ran away from officers at the scene, McKneely said. The other person, who was shot in the leg, had a gun hidden in a waistband, he said.

Mike Chustz, a spokesman for East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services, said two people were taken to a hospital. Neither person had life-threatening injuries, McKneely said.

A new temporary unit designed to rapidly respond to reports of violent crimes went into operation just hours before the incident. Those officers were headed to the shooting scene, but

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_e4ae98d8-7961-11e7-94fb-e325be67b5ac.html

Murder trial for slain UNT student underway – North Texas Daily

An emotional first day of testimony in the murder trial of Eric Johnson, a former Marine accused of fatally shooting UNT student Sara Mutschlechner on New Year’s Day of 2016, concluded Tuesday.

Johnson allegedly fired two shots from a 9mm handgun into the vehicle Mutschlechner was driving, striking her in the back of the head. The two were at the intersection of North Elm Street and West University roughly two miles from campus when Mutschlechner was shot and crashed her vehicle.

She died later that day.

State prosecutors Tony Paul and Michelle Dobson recapped the events of that night during their opening statements. According to Paul and Dobson, words were exchanged between the two vehicles Mutschlechner and Johnson were driving, and the conversation eventually escalated.

Eric Johnson | Denton Jail Records

Just as the light turned green, Johnson reportedly fired two shots at Mutschlechner’s vehicle – one

Read more at: http://ntdaily.com/murder-trial-for-slain-unt-student-underway/

Home invasion reported on north-end of Colona overnight

COLONA, Illinois — A home invasion was reported in a neighborhood on the north side of town overnight.

Police were called to a duplex on 4th Street near 2nd Avenue around 5 a.m. Monday, July 24, according to a statement from the Colona Police Department. It was reported that two black men broke into the home and then fled on foot.

The men were described as standing at medium height and wearing black clothes, police said.

A WQAD News 8 crew on scene noted that around 7:30 a.m. Colona Police and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene investigator were on scene.

If you have any information call the Colona Police Department at 309-792-1511.

 

Read more at: http://wqad.com/2017/07/24/police-activity-in-north-side-neighborhood-in-colona/