North Carolina election officials apparently were worried about people unlawfully taking mail-in absentee ballots from residents of one county and filling them out this fall. The state elections board released some documents Tuesday related to its investigation of alleged absentee ballot fraud in Bladen County, which includes part of the 9th Congressional District. The board declined last week to certify the results favoring Republican Mark Harris because of its investigation. The allegations of flagrant absentee ballot fraud in the North Carolina district have thrown the Election Day results of one of the nation's last unresolved midterm congressional races into question. The board sent letters in late October and early November warning people who had requested absentee ballots that only the voter or a near relative can mail a completed ballot or take it to the county elections board. In affidavits offered by the state Democratic Party, voters described a woman coming to their homes … [Read more...] about North Carolina election officials sent letter warning absentee voters about fraud
One of the three people killed in Saturday's deadly car explosion in Allentown had sent letters that same day to the Allentown Police Department and to family members. But what he wrote is unknown at this point, reports WFMZ, who was told of the letters through a source. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is expected to release the findings of its investigation into the blast at a press conference set for 11:30 a.m. today. According to reports, Jacob Schmoyer, who was one of the three killed in the blast, sent the letters, dated Saturday. Also killed in the explosion were his 2-year-old son, J.J., and a friend, David Hallman. All three were inside the car. Investigators have spent days uncovering the origin of the blast on the 700 block of Turner Street, which destroyed some nearby property and broke windows. According to The Morning Call, a security video shows 66-year-old Hallman getting into the car with Schmoyer and his son. About two … [Read more...] about Man killed in car explosion sent letters to police, family
Updated 6:51 am PDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, authorities investigate the scene of Saturday's fatal car explosion in Allentown, Pa. Officials with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are holding a news conference Thursday, Oct. 4 with prosecutors and Allentown police. less FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, authorities investigate the scene of Saturday's fatal car explosion in Allentown, Pa. Officials with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ... more Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, authorities investigate the scene of Saturday's fatal car explosion in Allentown, Pa. Officials with the federal Bureau of … [Read more...] about Authorities: Man sent letters before car blast that killed 3
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The letter arrived on a day like any other. Brynn MacDougall saw her friends at school, went to soccer practice, finished her homework. Except that waiting for her at home was this envelope, postmarked from India. “Hello!” the letter read, in neat, precise cursive. “I am your new friend from Ladakh.” Brynn was 8 and had never heard of such a place. She’d rarely left the secluded Pine Barrens town where she lived, much less the country. Everyone around her in Shamong was white. Except, that is, for her neighbors, a couple from Calcutta, whom her family had become friends with. It was that neighbor, Krishna Ghosh, who had made the connection to Brynn’s new friend. Ghosh — Brynn affectionately called her mashi, a term for “auntie” — knew an English teacher in the northern Indian region of Ladakh who was looking for a pen pal for one of her most promising students. Why not Brynn? In that first letter, composed … [Read more...] about As girls, they sent letters across the globe. 15 years later, they found each other in India.