UPDATE: Former high ranking Lake County police commander Daniel Murchek is indicted in the towing bribery scandal CROWN POINT — Dan Murchek, a former high-ranking administrator, is charged and will plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his involvement in the deepening Region towing bribery scandal.The U.S. Attorney's office made public early Friday a one-count indictment against Murchek, shortly after the 24-year veteran of the Lake County police force ended his law enforcement career with an abrupt resignation.U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John E. Martin arraigned Murchek, 57, of Schererville on the felony, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He was freed on bond.Although Murchek pleaded not guilty Friday, attorney Caitlin Padula, who represented Murchek in court, said Murchek already has signed a plea agreement admitting he lied to FBI agents Nov. 14, 2016, when he denied receiving an illegal campaign contribution from an … [Read more...] about A history of corruption in government in Northwest Indiana continues
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David A. Lieb, Associated Press Published 3:04 a.m. ET April 11, 2018 Jefferson City, Mo. – Over the past 15 months, dozens of state lawmakers across the nation have been forced from office, removed from leadership roles, reprimanded or publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a mounting backlash against misbehavior by those in power. Yet the majority of state legislative chambers have no publicly available records of any sexual misconduct claims over the past decade. They say no complaints were made, no tally was kept, or they don’t legally have to disclose it, The Associated Press found. Some lawmakers and experts on sexual wrongdoing in the workplace say that suggests politicians are not taking the problem seriously. “There is no good excuse for not making that information available,” said Republican state Sen. Karen McConnaughay of Illinois. “If the voters don’t know these things are going on, then they can’t very well make a judgment … [Read more...] about Legislatures lack public records of misconduct claims
With a magic combination of smarts, skill, compassion and commitment to community, the honorees of our annual 40 Under 40 publication represent the best that Southern Nevada has to show the world, and VEGAS INC is proud to share their stories with you. In our 18th annual publication, we’re recognizing 40 men and women from a cross section of industries in the valley who have one thing in common — they’re making Las Vegas a better place. As has been happening since 2001, nominations for the honor poured in. We assessed each candidate’s community service, entrepreneurial spirit and impact on their respective industry. How they shape the future manifests itself differently from honoree to honoree. More than one is helping our valley’s youth get a firm foothold on the path to greatness, perhaps setting them up to be future 40 Under 40 honorees. Take the time to read about these young leaders and their amazing accomplishments. This distinguished group plays a … [Read more...] about 40 Under 40: Influential young Las Vegans who are helping improve Southern Nevada
Driving the Day SNEAK PEEK -- WHAT BIDEN WILL SAY TODAY WITH CLINTON -- Vice President Joe Biden -- who riled up the convention crowd in Philly a few weeks back -- will hold a rally with Hillary Clinton today in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Here is what he’ll say, per an aide: “[Y]ou will see Vice President Biden - a son of Scranton, [Pennsylvania] - make the case for Hillary Clinton as the only person in this race who understands the challenges facing the people in the kind of neighborhoods he grew up in. He will argue that if you’re worried about your job, about bringing home a decent paycheck, about making sure your kid gets a good education - only Hillary is offering solutions that will make a difference, and that will continue to build on the work of this administration. He will argue that Donald Trump doesn't have a clue when it comes to the needs of working families.” “The vice president will also argue that no major party nominee in the history of this … [Read more...] about Ukrainian CASH for Manafort — What BIDEN will say today with CLINTON — New jobs for Lis Smith, Tucker Martin — POLSON KANNETH wedding — B’DAY: Karen Finney
Driving the Day TOLD YA SO -- “‘Nasty woman’ becomes the feminist rallying cry Hillary Clinton was waiting for” -- Vox:http://bit.ly/2dTMDgx … “There’s Already a ‘Nasty Woman’ T-Shirt For Sale — And It Benefits Planned Parenthood” – TeenVogue.com http://bit.ly/2eoRf3m GOOD FRIDAY MORNING. 18 DAYS until ELECTION DAY. It’s going to be a long 18 days. This whole thing almost makes you miss the trainwreck that is Capitol Hill. Story Continued Below THE HILL SCENARIO: Of course, there’s little Donald Trump can do to contest election results. But members of Congress can protest when the Electoral College result comes to the House floor. THE PROCEDURE, per the HOUSE HISTORIAN: “An objection must be declared in writing and signed by at least one Representative and one Senator. In the case of an objection, the Joint Session recesses and each chamber considers the objection separately in a session which … [Read more...] about NEW POLITICO/MC POLL: Nearly 70 percent of voters think LOSER should accept results; HILLARY up 6 — TRUMP nat’l political director ‘steps back’ from campaign — BEST and WORST of Al Smith dinner
Driving the Day Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2hzKdpt … Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay … Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf Good Thursday morning. It’s going to be cold in D.C. today. Highs are in the upper 20s for today and tomorrow. Woof.Story Continued Below BIG IF TRUE -- “U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack,” by NBC News’ William M. Arkin, Ken Dilanian and Cynthia McFadden: “Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies ... What began as a ‘vendetta’ against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to ‘split off key American allies by creating the image that [other countries] … [Read more...] about SIREN: Senate Dems will help GOP replace OBAMACARE — PAUL RYAN dines with top TV reporters — Longtime D.C. WSJers take buyout — 5 new GEORGETOWN FELLOWS — B’DAY: Donna Brazile
LATEST: Two caught in Portage with BB-style guns near school released by police, charges pending PORTAGE — Two men target shooting with BB-style guns Thursday triggered a district-wide lockdown of the city's public and private schools, Portage police said.The two men were later apprehended near Fegely Middle School, but have been released from police custody.Police Chief Troy Williams said the men were brought back to the station and later released. The reports will be forwarded to the Porter County Prosecutor's office for potential charges. The names of the two men were not released pending the filing of formal charges."It is not a crime to walk on a street with a rifle, but it's not the norm," Williams said.Reports of men with weapons near the school triggered a flood of police response just after 7:30 a.m.Williams said the incident is a reminder of the public safety concern created by people who carry weapons near public school buildings, especially 24 hours after a mass … [Read more...] about 5 important stories you need to know from Thursday: Two caught in Portage with BB-style guns near school released by police, charges pending. Indiana Supreme Court rules Lake Michigan shoreline belongs to all Hoosiers.
UPDATE: South Dakota man ID’d as person shot dead in officer-involved shooting at Merrillville car dealership MERRILLVILLE — A suspect accused of entering a car dealership armed with a knife Wednesday is dead following an officer-involved shooting at Art Hill Ford Lincoln dealership on U.S. 30, authorities have confirmed.The 30-year-old man was identified Wednesday afternoon by the Lake County Coroner's office as Jimmy Terry, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance, a spokesman for the Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force, said the task force is investigating the shooting that involved Merrillville police. Merrillville police were called out at 11:38 a.m. to Art Hill Ford Lincoln, 901 W. Lincoln Highway, after receiving a 911 call that a man was armed with a knife and "chasing an employee" inside the dealership, Mance said. As officers arrived, Mance said they received updated information from 911 dispatch that Terry had … [Read more...] about 5 important stories you need to know: South Dakota man ID’d as person shot dead in officer-involved shooting at Merrillville car dealership. 3 Floyds files plans for major expansion that would more than double its size.
The door was locked but the light outside was burning bright, and when the three women arrived for bridge with Mr. Haysom they were puzzled to find no one answering the bell. The cars were in the driveway. Though it was daytime, the porch lamp by the door had been left on. It was April 3, 1985, and the neighborhood was quiet. The women called Annie Massie, a friend who had a spare key, in case something had befallen their bridge partner or his wife. Holcomb Rock Road, where Derek and Nancy Haysom lived, snaked through central Virginia and into the hilly deep woods around Lynchburg. Derek, seventy-two, was a South African engineer. He had met Nancy, an American, known as Cita, in Johannesburg when they were both divorced. They’d joined their families, and, in 1964, they had their only child together, Elizabeth, raised in Nova Scotia, where Derek ran a steel mill. The house on Holcomb Rock Road, which they’d bought a few years earlier for retirement, was modest, but it had a … [Read more...] about A College Romance That Led to Murder
It was hard not to root for President-elect Donald Trump when he went to the Carrier air conditioning factory in Indianapolis 10 days ago to announce a deal to save about 800 jobs the company had planned to move to Mexico. For those who have not watched it, the video that surfaced during the election — in which a company manager tells assembled workers their jobs will be sacrificed to "stay competitive and protect the business for the long term" — is a film noir of heartless corporate greed in an open global economy. Yet the move has been roundly savaged — by conservatives, who say the President-elect is picking winners and losers, and by liberals, who point out that Trump exaggerated and that Carrier is still moving hundreds of jobs to Mexico, and besides, President Obama saved far more jobs when he rescued the auto industry. And, cynics are quick to add, most manufacturing jobs aren't coming back, and Trump should stop pretending otherwise; automation … [Read more...] about Trumponomics: The way forward: Don’t belittle his jawboning, wheeling and dealing — build on it