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The Latest Headlines You Need To Know

  • A New Jersey man accused of killing his wife, throwing her body in their pool and then driving to Applebee’s for food to set up his alibi has taken a plea deal in the case, prosecutors said.  Norman F. Long, 53, of Woolwich Township, pleaded guilty earlier this month to first-degree aggravated manslaughter, according to NJ.com. The plea deal struck with Gloucester County prosecutors requires Long to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he becomes eligible for parole. Prosecutors are recommending a 15-year sentence, NJ.com reported. As part of the agreement, charges of tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice have been dropped.  Long is scheduled for sentencing May 3.  >> Read more trending news Gloucester County prosecutors said at the time of Long’s arrest that the body of his wife, Michelle Long, 47, was pulled from the swimming pool at their home on June 17, 2017. Norman Long claimed that he had gone to pick up dinner and came home to find that his wife had apparently drowned in the pool. “According to an investigator’s affidavit of probable cause, Norman Long and neighbors were at poolside when the investigator arrived at 8:35 p.m. (that night), performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Michelle Long,” a 2017 news release from prosecutors said. “Norman Long ‘became combative’ while CPR was being administered and had to be restrained, the neighbors said.” A small dog was also found dead in the water.  Michelle Long’s autopsy showed that she had not drowned but instead died of blunt force trauma. Her death was ruled a homicide, prosecutors said.  Investigators spent just over six weeks investigating Michelle Long’s killing before arresting Norman Long on Aug. 1, 2017. He was charged with first-degree murder for “using physical force to cause blunt head and neck trauma” to his wife, the news release said. “It was a violent attack by him,” Gloucester County prosecutor Sean Dalton said during Norman Long’s first court appearance in August, NBC10 in Philadelphia reported. “The medical examiner found that there was bruising on her hands, consistent with defensive wounds. There was a struggle.” He was also charged with concealing evidence by “disposing (of) paper towels containing the blood of Michelle Long in the kitchen trashcan” and obstructing justice by throwing the blood-stained towels away and putting his wife’s body in the swimming pool, prosecutors said.  According to NJ.com, investigators believe Michelle Long may have been planning to leave her husband of 15 years. The last search she did on her computer, just minutes before her death, was a search for houses.  “This is what happened as a result of him finding out about that,” Dalton said during Long’s August appearance, NBC10 reported.  A timeline of the crime given in court last August alleged that Norman Long said his wife was on the computer when he left between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to pick up dinner at Applebee’s, NJ.com reported then. Prosecutors argued, however, that the timeline did not correspond with evidence. Michelle Long’s search for homes ended at 6:11 p.m., prosecutors said.  Surveillance footage from a nearby business’s security camera showed Norman Long driving by a carwash and then heading back home before going to Applebee’s, where the restaurant’s own footage shows him inside from 7:15 to 7:37 p.m., NJ.com reported. He against drove by the carwash headed for home at 7:47 p.m. The 911 call reporting Michelle Long’s death was received at 8:02 p.m. Norman Long was taken to a state psychiatric hospital for evaluation following his Aug. 1 arrest because he was expressing suicidal thoughts, prosecutors said.  NBC10 reported last year that the defendant’s first court appearance was delayed because he had an emotional breakdown in the jail. Sources told the news station Long physically fought being removed from his cell and had to be forcibly taken to his hearing. He was quiet once he was in the courtroom, the news station reported.  Michelle Long’s daughter, Brittany Maguire, said at the time of her stepfather’s arrest that her family was torn apart. “She was definitely the best mom, and she did not deserve this at all,” Maguire said during a news conference attended by NJ.com reporters. “We are all broken without her.” Since Michelle Long’s death, her mother and her daughters have partnered with a company called ROAR for Good, which makes a wearable personal safety device that, if activated by the touch of a button, shares the user’s location via text to a previously chosen list of contacts. It is designed to let people know if a loved one is in danger.  It can also emit a high-frequency alarm to scare away assailants, NJ.com reported. The family sells the devices, inscribed with Long’s nickname, “Chel,” on a website they created called guardianangelchel.com.  “We wanted to direct our energy into something positive, meaningful, and honor my daughter's life and leave a lasting legacy for her,' her mother, Susan Direso, told NJ.com last year. 'Chel was my joy, my little girl, and to lose her in such a brutal way broke my heart forever. This mission to help at-risk victims gives us a purpose to turn our tragedy into a meaningful project.”
  • The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said they’re considering changing the policy on naming K-9 deputies after a popular Facebook page featured a meme on a K-9 named “Trump.” The meme posted Wednesday shows an OCSO deputy’s patrol car with a decal of the K-9 deputy’s picture and name, “Trump.”  The caption reads, “Atta boy, Trump! Making a difference,” referencing the Sheriff’s Office slogan “Making a Difference” seen underneath the K-9 decal. The Facebook page “Cop Humor” describes itself as a “pro-law enforcement conservative group.” As of Friday after the meme post had over 1,200 likes, 107 comments and 285 shares. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released a statement confirming one of their K-9 deputies is named Trump and they were aware of the meme.  The statement said the name of K-9s are left to the discretion of their human partners, and there’s currently  no policy dictating how the dogs should be named. “In the future, the Sheriff’s Office may consider directing Deputies t avoid naming their K9 partners after real people,” the statement said. (Facebook meme post)
  • Jean Skinner has been hoping against hope over the past month. Skinner, of Galveston, was at a Mardi Gras parade Feb. 22 in the city when she misplaced a bag of Mardi Gras beads. Inside the bag was not only the cheap plastic celebratory necklaces, but something much more valuable: a blue pendant containing ashes from Skinner’s mother, Wanda Ogle. “It’s a glass pendant,” Skinner told The Galveston County Daily News. “It was made by an artist and, when they made the pendant, they put my mother’s ashes in the glass.” >> Read more trending news Skinner said it was her first Mardi Gras parade. She ordinarily only wears the pendant to special events she thinks her mother would have enjoyed attending. The problem started when Skinner became overloaded with colorful beads up to her chin.  “A friend of mine was, like, ‘You’re drowning in beads,” Skinner told the Daily News. “I guess when I took the beads off, the necklace was in there, as well.” In a Facebook post four days after the parade, Skinner wrote that the pile of necklaces was in a white plastic bag that also contained a Trader Joe’s bag and an umbrella. She has since posted several times about her loss, including an interview she did with Fox26 in Houston.  Skinner told the Daily News she hopes the bag did not end up among the piles of trash picked up after the parade.  “I just hope that I get it back,” she said. “If I don’t, I just hope that whoever does have it has more fun and that my mom can go with them.”
  • The driver of a refuse truck that was hit last year by an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to a GOP retreat in West Virginia was impaired by a combination of marijuana and a prescription drug, likely causing the collision, authorities said in a preliminary report issued this month. >> Read more trending news One person, identified as a passenger in the Time Disposal truck, died in the crash on Jan. 31, 2018, while several others were injured. The truck’s driver, Dana Naylor Jr., 30, was indicted last year by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter and maiming another while driving under the influence, The Washington Post reported. Last month, a jury found Naylor not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, according to the newspaper. >> 1 killed when train carrying GOP lawmakers strikes garbage truck In a preliminary report issued this month, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board said Naylor, who had been employed as a driver with Time Disposal since October 2010, had traces of marijuana and gabapentin in his blood hours after the accident. Gabapentin is an antiseizure medication also used to treat chronic pain, officials said. At the time of the crash, “It is likely that (the driver) was impaired due to the combined effects of THC and gabapentin,” NTSB investigators said. >> Read the preliminary report from the NTSB Authorities said that although the train’s engineer had sounded the horn several times and although warning lights were flashing, the Time Disposal refuse truck was already headed for the tracks by the time the railroad crossing became visible to the engineer. Witnesses told authorities the truck entered the crossing after the gates had already gone down. When it became clear to the train’s engineer that the truck was not leaving the tracks, the engineer said he applied the locomotive’s emergency brake. However, the train was moving around 60 mph and was not able to slow in time to avoid a collision.  >> Read the NTSSB’s Highway Accident Brief The train hit the left rear of the garbage truck at 35 mph, causing it to spin and hit a railroad signal next to the tracks.  Authorities said none of the people inside the truck were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and two people inside the truck were thrown out. One of the truck’s passengers died and the other passenger suffered serious injuries. The truck’s driver suffered minor injuries.  Officials said three Amtrak crew members and three train passengers also suffered minor injuries in the crash. Authorities continue to investigate, although The Associated Press noted that their findings might have little impact on Naylor. The NTSB “does not have any enforcement authority,” a spokesman for the agency told the AP. “There is no legal action that can be taken by the board,” NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said. Naylor continues to face civil suits brought by people who were on the Amtrak train at the time of the crash, the AP reported.
  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released jobs numbers for February and the Sunshine State continues to add new jobs. According to the report, Florida’s labor force grew by 170,000 people within the last year.  The state’s annual growth rate is 1.7 percent, up 0.2 percent from January. During the month of February, Florida added 24,300 private sector jobs, lowering the state’s unemployment rate to 3.5 percent. Orlando continues to outpace the rest of the state when it comes to creating new jobs, adding 10,000 new jobs in February. The unemployment rate for Orlando is now just 3.2 percent. For the complete statewide jobs report CLICK HERE.

Washington Insider

  • As Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted a report to the U.S. Attorney General on Friday concerning the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, many questions remain unanswered about what Mueller had uncovered, what legal actions still must take place related to the investigation, and just how much of the report that lawmakers in Congress will be able to review in coming months. Even before the contents of the Mueller report - initially described as 'comprehensive' - were known, there were certainly metrics for the Special Counsel investigation, which netted a series of guilty pleas, and one trial conviction, that of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on charges of tax and bank fraud. Court filings by the Special Counsel's office demonstrated a sweeping effort by Russian Intelligence agents to hack emails and other documents from Democratic Party officials in the U.S., and showed how a number of people with ties to the President lied to Mueller's investigators when asked about their links to certain Russians under scrutiny by the feds. 1. Will the Congress actually get to see the Mueller report? This is not as simple as it might seem, as the Special Counsel law does not guarantee that the Congress will get the details of the Russia findings. The decision on how much is shared with the Congress - and whether it can be shared with the public - is first up to the Attorney General William Barr. Under the law, Barr is supposed to review the report, and then send a summary to lawmakers, something he may do as soon as this weekend. But that's not the Mueller report. And it's clear that members of both parties want to read it. 2. What about the Mystery Case? Even while the Special Counsel is closing down his work, it doesn't mean the loose ends are just going to vanish into thin air. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court was considering on Friday - just hours before the Mueller report was submitted - whether or not to grant a hearing on a case involving an unknown foreign company owned by an unidentified foreign country which has been subpoenaed for the Mueller investigation. If the trial for Roger Stone is going to continue, then why wouldn't the legal wrangling over 'Country A' go on as well? Just one of the many unknowns at this point. 3. What about other federal prosecutors? As we have seen during the Mueller investigation, the Special Counsel at times farmed out certain cases to U.S. Attorneys in the Southern District of New York, or the Eastern District of Virginia. Could those matters - emerging from the Mueller investigation - still continue even after the Special Counsel is playing golf in coming weeks? That's also a big unknown. Certainly, it's always been a fervent hope of Democrats that something happens along those lines - but there's definitely no guarantee. 4. Will we ever hear from Robert Mueller? Unlike Watergate, unlike the Monica Lewinsky investigation, Robert Mueller has not made any public comments or held press conferences. It has probably driven both the White House and Democrats absolutely batty to see him be so quiet. Some Democrats have already suggested that Mueller be called before the Congress to testify on what he found, just like Independent Counsel Ken Starr was given the chance to outline his findings before the House Judiciary Committee against President Clinton in 1998. 5. There still is a lot going on in the 'Mueller' probe. I don't want to belabor this point, but even with Mueller on the golf course, lots of legal wrangling will have to continue on an array of fronts. A judge must still give former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn his sentence. Roger Stone's trial doesn't start until November. Paul Manafort's aide Rick Gates is still cooperating with the feds and has not been sentenced as yet. Andrew Miller - an associate of Roger Stone - is still being asked to testify before a federal grand jury. So, even with Mueller's report now filed - and even before we know the details - the impact of the Mueller investigation isn't 'over' - so to speak. 6. Waiting on the details. We still don't know what's in the Mueller report. And yet, everyone on the news is talking about it. I've been counseling for months about this investigation that one should wait to see actual documents before marching off to any conclusions. The same can be said of the Mueller probe. Has Mueller delivered total exoneration for the President? We really don't know. While Mueller's office won't be delivering more indictments, could more be in the pipeline? We don't know. Will this report recommend impeachment, or be silent on that issue? We don't know. If this was like the Starr Report, we would have all of the information. Instead, we have to wait.