DAYTON: Investigators have so far found no evidence to indicate that a mass killing in the US city of Dayton was motivated by racial hatred, police said on Monday. “Just based on where we’re at now we are not seeing any indication of race being a motive,“ Dayton police chief Richard Biehl said as he gave an update into the investigation into the shooting in the early hours of Sunday. Six of the nine victims killed by the 24-year-old white gunman were black, and Biehl said it was too early to rule out a racial motive for the attack. “We are not through all the evidence and so until we’re through all the evidence we cannot rule that out,“ Biehl told a news conference. One of the gunman’s victims was his own sister. The police chief said that the high-capacity magazines found in the gunman’s possession indicated he could have fired 250 rounds had police not shot him dead in less than a minute. He said that level of firepower in the hands of … [Read more...] about No indication of racial motive in Ohio mass shooting: Police
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Nine people were killed in an early-morning mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio when a gunman opened fire at Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street in the city’s entertainment district. One of the nine killed was the gunman’s sister. Here is what we know about the victims of the attack so far. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more. Nine people were killed when a shooter opened fire in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday. Responding officers also fatally shot the gunman, later identified by police as 24-year-old Connor Betts of Bellbrook, Ohio. Authorities said Megan Betts, who was killed in the shooting, was the suspect’s sister. Authorities say 22-year-old Megan was the youngest of the deceased victims, who range in age from 25 to 57. Of the nine victims, authorities said six were African-Americans and three were white, but it was unlikely that the gunman, who was identified early on as a white man, shot people based on their race. Here is … [Read more...] about The Dayton, Ohio mass shooter’s sister was among 9 people killed
1 vote settles Leyte mayoralty race Miriam Desacada (The Philippine Star) - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — By the skin of his teeth, San Isidro town in Leyte has a new mayor. Remedio “Wingbebot” Veloso of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) was proclaimed yesterday as the new mayor, defeating incumbent Susan Ang of the administration’s PDP-Laban by a margin of just one vote. Veloso obtained 8,829 votes over Ang’s 8,828, poll officials said. Ang’s husband, Alan, also appears to be losing in his reelection bid as a board member representing Leyte’s third district. Veloso is a nephew of Rep. Vicente Veloso, reelected representative of Leyte’s third congressional district. Veloso expressed thanks to all who supported his candidacy against the incumbent in a tight race. The town has about 22,367 registered voters in its 19 barangays.?The town of San Isidro … [Read more...] about 1 vote settles Leyte mayoralty race
Palace expects winners of Senate race to be independent MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is expecting incoming senators, including President Rodrigo Duterte's closest allies, to be independent and to rise above partisanship when tackling issues involving national interest. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo allayed concerns that the administration coalition's victory in the midterm polls would affect the checks and balances in government, saying no Senate "has ever been under any president." "The history of the Senate shows (that) members of that chamber (have been) independent ever since. No Senate has ever been under any president. They always rise above parties and considerations when issues involve national interest, national security and the interest of the Filipino people," Panelo said in a press briefing Tuesday. "We expect them (senators) to be fealty to the duties imposed to them by the constitution and the laws. They have to … [Read more...] about Palace expects winners of Senate race to be independent
By Audra D. S. Burch The New York Times Tues., April 30, 2019 ATLANTA—On the fifth floor of the Atlanta Police Department headquarters, more than a dozen investigative files of dead children are neatly spread across three tables. A handwritten list, scribbled in red ink, provides the names of some of the children who were killed. The years of each killing — 1979, 1980 and 1981 — are taped on three walls, along with grainy photos of the children, almost all of them smiling. Old homicide logs are stacked on another table. Inside the pages, among the details is the story of the Atlanta child killings, one of the most vexing cases in the city’s history. Forty years ago, Atlanta was terrorized by a serial killer who snatched and killed two dozen children, aged 7 to 17. They vanished with spine-chilling regularity, only to have their bodies discovered weeks or months later. In rivers. Under a bridge. Behind dumpsters. The menacing drumbeat of child … [Read more...] about Who killed Atlanta’s children?