A mother charged after two of her children died in a Gary apartment fire had her bail lowered Wednesday leading up to her first formal court appearance next week.Kristen Gober, 33, was charged Tuesday with two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, neglect of a dependent and possession of marijuana, according to Lake Superior Court records.Siblings Khristopher Gober, 4, and Kailani Gober, 2, died at Methodist Northlake Hospital after Gary firefighters rescued them Sunday from a fire at the 54-unit Lakeshore Dunes complex on Forest Court.Kristen Gober had an initial hearing Wednesday with Prosecuting Attorney Angela Brown, where she was appointed a public defender, T. Edward Page, and her bail was reset to $200,000, court records show. Her case was initially filed without bail.Kristen Gober is scheduled for a formal appearance Monday morning in Judge Diane Boswell's court, where she will enter a plea, according to court records.A 6-year-old brother of the Gober children … [Read more...] about Mom charged in Gary apartment fire that killed 2 young children gets lowered bond, court date
SUPERIOR — A 20-year-old mother was being held Tuesday on a $2 million bond on suspicion of first-degree murder after her two children were found dead in car seats inside a car, officials said.The bodies were found outside the family's home in the historic mining town of Superior, a historic mining town of about 2,900 people about 60 miles east of Phoenix. Superior Interim Police Chief Christian Ensley said members of his department had called the Department of Child Safety in early January because of concerns about the two children. The state agency said Tuesday it had received two calls about the children, including the one in January, but had never found evidence of child neglect or abuse.Autopsies were being conducted to determine causes of death of the 2-year-old boy and 10-month-old girl and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office did not immediately disclose what evidence had been found.The mother was identified as Brittany Velasquez, 20. She was jailed and authorities did not … [Read more...] about Mom held on $2M bond in deaths of baby, toddler found in car seats in Superior
William Booth and Karla Adam, The Washington Post Published 4:39 pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Joshua Bright Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Alexander Nix, at Cambridge Analytica's New York office, in 2016. Alexander Nix, at Cambridge Analytica's New York office, in 2016. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Joshua Bright Cambridge Analytica's Alexander Nix: Bond villain, tech genius or hustler? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LONDON - The British press and parliamentarians - and his own former employees - are divided over how to characterize the mysterious, plummy, exquisitely tailored Alexander Nix, founder of the now infamous Cambridge Analytica, the London data-munchers who boasted they helped Donald Trump win election and are now suspected of violating the privacy of … [Read more...] about Cambridge Analytica’s Alexander Nix: Bond villain, tech genius or hustler?
By Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards | PUBLISHED: March 27, 2018 at 6:15 am | UPDATED: March 27, 2018 at 6:21 am After all these years, it’s great to see the Oakland A’s pitch a deal to buy the Coliseum. But city and county officials shouldn’t swing at the first offering. Any agreement to sell the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum site to the team should make taxpayers whole. The era of publicly subsidized sports venues must end. Unfortunately, the A’s offer misses that mark. Nevertheless, the offer is welcome news that suggests the team is sincere about staying in Oakland when it replaces its outdated ballpark — and has finally begun to recognize that the best site for that is the one where they currently play. Over more than a decade, the A’s have proposed ballpark plans for San Jose, Fremont and, most recently, the Peralta site adjacent to Laney College in Oakland. Each was fraught with legal or community obstacles. No … [Read more...] about Editorial: A’s pitch to buy the Coliseum misses the mark
By Mihir Zaveri Published 9:46 am, Monday, March 26, 2018 Photo: Mark Mulligan/Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Floodwater soaks homes in the Cinco Ranch area on Saturday, September 2, 2017, after releases from the Barker Reservoir. Floodwater soaks homes in the Cinco Ranch area on Saturday, September 2, 2017, after releases from the Barker Reservoir. Photo: Mark Mulligan/Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle Harris County Commissioners Court to discuss flood control bond 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday plans to talk about a highly-anticipated bond election for flood control projects. Commissioners Court is expected to "discuss the potential need" for the election. A representative from the county budget office was not immediately … [Read more...] about Harris County Commissioners Court to discuss flood control bond