Peoria Police Department(PEORIA, Ariz.) — An Arizona man said he fatally stabbed a teenage boy last week because the 17-year-old’s rap music made him feel “unsafe,” according to police.Michael Paul Adams, 27, admitted to attacking Elijah Al-Amin, stabbing him in the back and slashing his throat inside a convenience store in Peoria, Arizona, last Thursday, according to court documents. Adams said he lunged at the teen, who’d been listening to rap music in his car around 2 a.m., because he’d previously been attacked by people of color who listen to rap music.Al-Amin collapsed face down trying to flee. Witnesses and police attempted to render aid by applying pressure to his neck, but he was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later.Police apprehended the suspect, who is white, a few blocks a way after he fled the scene on foot, according to a probable cause affidavit. Officers said he had spots of blood on his arm, hands and feet and a pocket knife in his possession. He admitted to his involvement in the stabbing and was taken into custody without incident.He later told police that “rap music makes him feel unsafe, because in the past he has been attacked by people (Blacks, Hispanics, and Native American) who listen to rap music,” the affidavit said.“Adams further stated, people who listen to rap music are a threat to him and the community,” the affidavit said. “Adams stated the rap music (not the victim) made him feel threatened and Adams felt he needed to be ‘Proactive rather than reactive’ and protect himself and the community from the victim.”Adams was charged with first-degree murder and was being held in lieu of a $1 million bond as of Monday evening. He is expected to appear in court next week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Drew Bloksberg/iStock(MUSCASTINE, Iowa) — An Iowa mother is looking to press charges after her son with special needs was beaten up in the hallway of his high school.Vicky Zhan is working with school resource officers at Muscatine High School to press assault charges after video of the altercation on Monday circulated throughout the school, she told Moline, Ill., ABC affiliate WQAD.Zhan identified the boy who is punched repeatedly in the head as her son, Coby. She told WQAD he has special needs.“You don’t do that to a handicapped child. My child is handicapped,” Zahn said. “He didn’t even have the chance to defend himself yesterday … at all.”The principal of the school sent out a letter to parents following the incident, saying, “when an aggressive act occurs, we intervene as quickly as possible.”The boy who can be seen throwing punches in the video has not been identified, but Principal Terry Hogenson said, per protocol, they interview all involved in an altercation and involve police if necessary.“No act of aggression is dismissed or accepted within the school setting,” Hogenson said.Muscatine police did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment to say whether or not they had been contacted by the district.It was not immediately clear what led to the fight, but Zahn said it doesn’t matter.“I mean if they did [say] words, let’s say they did, that’s not a reason to do that to him,” she said.“He was walking down the hall, going to his first hour class,” she added. “This kid came running up behind him … I guess he hit him. My son said, ‘Dude!’ And next thing you know it’s pow pow.”Coby suffered a minor hematoma, a collection of blood that pools outside the blood vessels, and is recovering, according to Zahn. He returned to the school on Tuesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
iStock(LAFAYETTE, La.) — Five people, including a teenager, were killed when a small plane crashed in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday morning, fire officials said.Six people were on board at the time. Sources told ABC News they were heading to Saturday afternoon’s LSU vs. Oklahoma football game in Atlanta.The two-engine Piper Cheyenne took off from the Lafayette Regional Airport and crashed about a mile away, in a field next to a post office, shortly after 9:20 a.m. local time, Federal Aviation Administration officials said.Those killed in the crash were Ian Biggs, 51; Robert Crisp II, 59; Gretchen Vincent, 51; Michael Vincent, 15; and Carley McCord, 30,McCord was a sports reporter with New Orleans TV station WDSU. Her father-in-law is Louisiana State University’s Offensive Coordinator, Steve Ensminger, according to WDSU-TV.“We are devastated by the loss of such an amazing talent and valued member of our WDSU family,” WDSU President and General Manager, Joel Vilmenay, said in a statement released by the station. “Carley’s passion for sports journalism and her deep knowledge of Louisiana sports, from high school to the professional ranks, made her an exceptional journalist. As we reflect on her impressive body of work, we offer our deepest condolences to her family.”Her fellow WDSU-TV sports reporter, Fletcher Mackel, tweeted, “Smart, funny, hardworking – a friend to everyone. It was impossible not to like Carley McCord. Still trying to process this. Thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Steven, family and friends.The lone survivor on the plane, 37-year-old Stephen Berzas, was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition, city officials said.Three people on the ground were hurt. One person on the ground, near or in a car, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, officials said.Two people inside the post office were treated for smoke inhalation and “are doing fine,” Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit told reporters.The circumstances surrounding the crash are not yet clear. Witnesses said the plane made contact with power lines and hit the parking lot outside the post office, blowing out the building’s windows, before coming to rest in a field.The crash set the plane and one car on fire, according to the fire department. Both blazes were quickly extinguished, officials said.Investigators with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were sent to the accident site.Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted, “Heartbreaking news out of Lafayette today. Please join @FirstLadyOfLA and I in praying for the families and friends of everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.”This accident in Lafayette is the deadliest civil aviation crash in Louisiana since January 2009 when a helicopter crashed into a marsh, killing eight, according to NTSB records. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 32 people died and hundreds of thousands of were left without power after violent storms swept through the South on Sunday and into early Monday.Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi all declared a state of emergency in response to the storms, which included several powerful tornadoes, flash flooding and large hail.In Mississippi, at least 11 residents died due to the storms, including four in Jefferson Davis County, two in Jones County and two in Lawrence County.The two Lawrence County victims were a sheriff’s deputy and his wife, the county sheriff’s office announced late Sunday night. Deputy Robert Ainsworth was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and his wife, Paula, was a Justice Court deputy clerk, officials said.“April is our historically most dangerous month of the year,” Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Greg Michel told George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” Monday. “What happened yesterday is certainly an indicator of how dangerous these storms can be, so we’ll do the cleanup efforts and get ready for what we anticipate to be a very busy and active tornado month here in April.”In South Carolina, nine deaths have been reported due to the severe weather.Georgia has eight confirmed fatalities: seven in Murray County and one in Bartow County.In Arkansas, one fatality has been reported in Jefferson County.All flights out of Louisiana’s Monroe Regional Airport have been canceled until further notice after private planes and a hanger were damaged.As of Monday evening, over 970,000 people had lost power due to storm damage. North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arkansas each had more than 100,000 residents without power. Virginia had over 74,000 residents without power, while Kentucky had around 63,000 and Mississippi had around 60,000.“This is not how anyone wants to celebrate Easter Sunday,” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said on social media. “As we reflect on the death and resurrection on this Easter Sunday, we have faith that we will all rise together.”“To the people of Mississippi, know that you are not alone,” he added. “The state and our first responders are working around the clock and will not rest until this is over.”During his daily White House briefing, President Trump expressed his condolences to the lives lost and people displaced by the storms. He said FEMA is on its way to assist them.“My administration will do everything possible to help those communities get back on their feet,” he said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
ABC News/The Louisville Courier Journal(NEW YORK) — Simon & Schuster said it will not distribute a forthcoming book from publishing house Post Hill Press written by one of the police officers who opened fire during the deadly raid of Breonna Taylor’s home.John Mattingly, who is set to author the book, was one of the three plainclothes police officers who barged into the home of Taylor on a no-knock warrant in March 2020. The officers unleashed a hail of gunfire during the botched drug raid and Taylor, who was asleep as they entered, died at the scene.The officers fired 32 bullets into her apartment, according to a ballistics report from the Kentucky State Police. Police found no drugs inside Taylor’s home.“Like much of the American public, earlier today Simon & Schuster learned of plans by distribution client Post Hill Press to publish a book by Jonathan Mattingly. We have subsequently decided not be involved in the distribution of this book,” Simon & Schuster said in a statement Thursday evening.The publishing giant’s statement came after immense backlash to news of the book emerged on social media, especially from the literary world.“People love to profit off of Black pain and tragedy. It sells,” Kentucky State Representative Attica Scott, who was teargassed and arrested during summer protests for Taylor, tweeted Thursday.Author Don Winslow wrote in a tweet sharing the news: “This is just wrong. Horribly wrong. Don’t do this.”Author Celeste Ng also reacted to the news in a lengthy Twitter thread, calling it “absolutely disgusting.”Kelsey Merritt, a spokesperson for Post Hill Press, told ABC News via email that the publishing house “continues to move forward with plans to publish Sgt. Mattingly’s book.”“His story is important and it deserves to be heard by the public at large,” Merritt added. “We feel strongly that an open dialogue is essential to shining a light on the challenging issues our country is facing.”Mattingly was shot in the leg during the raid after Taylor’s boyfriend, a licensed gun carrier, thought someone was breaking into the home.A year after Taylor’s death, Mattingly is still employed by the Louisville Metro Police Department. The two other officers involved in the raid have been fired.Mattingly’s book is titled “The Fight for Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy,” according to the Louisville Courier Journal, which first broke the story of the officer’s book.ABC News’ Marlene Lenthang contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Opportunity OverviewThe College of St. Scholastica (CSS), a regional CatholicBenedictine comprehensive institution in Duluth, Minnesota, seeks ahighly experienced leader and manager to join its President’sCabinet as the Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO.The Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO has overallstrategic and operational responsibility for Finance andAdministration Departments and requires an academic leader whobrings a passion for inclusive excellence and relentless pursuit ofacademic quality that will shape CSS’s academic mission for thefuture.The PositionThe Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO reports tothe President and serves as the strategic financial partner to CSSleadership. The Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFOis responsible for the finance and treasury functions, endowmentand investment management, financial and management reporting,financial and capital management, budgeting, informationtechnology, facilities management and services, human resources,and management of the CSS auxiliaries. The Vice President forFinance and Administration/CFO works closely with leadershipthroughout CSS to develop strategies to strengthen its business,financial and administrative plans and policies to achieve theCollege’s strategic goals.The Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO providesleadership to the President and President’s Cabinet on financialand business matters. The Vice President for Finance andAdministration/CFO directs all financial operations includingbudgeting, accounting, federal grant financial support,procurement, cash, risks and asset management. The Vice Presidentfor Finance and Administration/CFO develops financial planningprocesses to ensure that financial plans are aligned with CSS’sstrategic goals, which includes preparing financial models andannual and long-term operating and capital budgets that provide forthe realization of the College’s growth. The Vice President forFinance and Administration/CFO also has responsibility for allreporting and compliance related to fiscal activity includinginvestment and debt management, to the President, the Board ofTrustees and various Board Committees and for promoting thedevelopment and growth of the College.In addition to the financial team, the Vice President forFinance and Administration/CFO provides the leadership for theCollege’s facilities, human resources, information technology, andFinancial Aid/OneStop Student Services (the student businessoffice) teams. The Vice President for Finance andAdministration/CFO is a member of the President’s Cabinet, andparticipates on the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee andInvestment Committee.About The College of St. ScholasticaThe College of St. Scholastica was founded as a Catholicinstitution in 1912 to educate women primarily in nursing,education, and social work. Today, St. Scholastica is aco-educational, independent, comprehensive institution of higherlearning offering undergraduate and graduate programs under thesponsorship of the Benedictine Sisters, who continue to have astrong presence on campus.The College of St. Scholastica aspires to be a diverse andinclusive academic community of excellence, grounded in the richCatholic Benedictine heritage, sending forth thoughtful leaderssharpened and sensitized by the liberal arts, who are prepared andcommitted to serve and transform the world. This is accomplishedthrough the mission of providing intellectual and moral preparationfor responsible living and meaningful work.The PositionReporting directly to the President and serving as a member ofthe President’s Cabinet, the Vice President for Finance andAdministration/CFO is a seasoned administrator who will oversee thefollowing areas:FinanceFacilitiesInformation TechnologyHuman ResourcesFinancial Aid/OneStop Student ServicesFinancial Planning, Budgeting andOversight:Oversees all financial operations including budgeting,accounting, procurement, cash management, and risk and assetmanagement;Ensures the provision of adequate, accurate and timely data forstrategic decision-making and operational leadership;Develops financial planning processes to prioritize and ensurethat the short- and long-term financial plans are in alignment withthe College’s long-term strategic vision. This includes amulti-year financial plan, preparing financial and enrollmentmodels and annual and long term operating and capital budgets thatprovide for the realization of CSS goals;Oversees investment strategy, endowment management and treasuryfunctions;Provides analysis and recommendations regarding CSS’s debtpolicy and access to financing. Oversees and monitors majorfinancing and financial agreements related to real estatedevelopment and other activities of the institution;Understands the various approaches to budgeting used by Collegesand Universities including Incremental Budgeting, Zero-BasedBudgeting, Responsibility Center Management and Performance BasedBudgeting. Applies this knowledge in developing a budgeting processthat achieves financial transparency, is supported by College staffand faculty, and is true to the values and mission of theCollege;Distills complex financial and non-financial data into easy tounderstand analysis; andUtilizes forecasting techniques and data analytics whenevaluating the financial implications of strategic alternatives,thereby increasing decision maker understanding of the risk andrewards of such alternatives; Has a firm understanding ofenterprise risk management and possesses the acumen to providesound strategic recommendations.Engagement and Inclusion:Promotes effective communications across the campus on financialand administrative matters;Offers opportunities for faculty, staff and students to provideinput to the CFO on the College’s finances;Provides financial and budget transparency for faculty, staffand student constituents; andCreates a culture of inclusion among staff to actualize theCollege’s fiscal priorities.Board and External Relations:Staffs and provides information and analysis to the Board ofTrustees and the Board’s Audit and Finance as well as InvestmentCommittees; andEnsures that the Board of Trustees is informed about andconfident in the financial management of the College and supportsboard members in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities.Facilities Management:Provides leadership to the Facilities Management Team,coordinating annual and capital budgets in relation to Collegestrategies; andWorks with the Facilities team to prioritize long term capitalrequirements, ensuring a prudent use of College resources whilemaintaining safe and effective plant and equipment.Human Resources:Oversees Human Resources functions to assure strategic alignmentwith College goals; andProvides leadership to the Human Resources team in the areasof talent acquisition and management, compensation, benefits,payroll, professional development and training, employee engagementand satisfaction, labor relations, College policies, and compliancewith federal and state laws.Financial Aid/OneStop StudentServices:Ensures Financial Aid and OneStop Student Services delivers aseamless process to all students, allowing them to review financialassistance options and self-manage the business of being astudent.Information Technology:Provides support to the College’s Chief Information Officer(CIO), understanding the technological capital requirements of theCollege, and assisting the CIO in developing annual and multi-yearbudgets to ensure technology needs of the College are met; andIn concert with the CIO, leverages the data analyticscapabilities within IT, providing College leaders with newapproaches for tracking activities, trends and behaviors that mayimpact future College performance.Investment and Balance Sheet Management:Manages the College’s endowment, allocating endowment assets toprovide both capital appreciation and current income in line withthe College’s long-term capital needs, as well as ensuring donordesignated funds are managed appropriately;Periodically reviews the College’s Investment Policy foralignment with institutional objectives and prudent investmentpractices; andManages the College’s balance sheet and debt rating so as tooptimize future cash flow by utilizing capital markets, and othersources of capital. Monitors debt covenants for compliance.The CandidateEducation and Experience:A Bachelor’s degree in accounting finance, business or relatedfield and 10 to 15 years of progressively responsible financialleadership experience; or an equivalent combination of education,training and experience. An advanced degree is preferred;Essential Qualifications:Demonstrated technical competence in financial functional areasincluding financial reporting, internal controls development andimplementation, financial planning and budgeting, financial systemsimplementation and management, and treasury and debtmanagement;Demonstrated ability to think strategically and workproactively and collaboratively in the creation and management offinancial and administrative solutions resulting in organizationalgrowth and success;Demonstrated commitment to inclusive leadership and fiscalmanagement;Experience with IRS requirements; andExperience with finance and accounting software packages.Preferred Qualifications:An advanced degree in accounting, finance, business or arelated field;Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials and/or MBA withan emphasis on finance;Experience working with or managing facilities, humanresources, informational technology, financial aid/OneStop StudentServices;Experience as a member of an organization’s senior leadershipteam;Experience working effectively with a Board of Trustees as awhole and other applicable Board Committees;Demonstrated leadership in developing relationships with thebusiness community; andProfessional experience in higher education finance withbudgets exceeding $50 million.Personal / Professional Characteristics:Impeccable commitment to operating with high standards ofethics and integrity, professionally and personally;Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to dealeffectively with faculty, staff, administrators and students, aswell as the Board of Trustees and other members of the CSScommunity;Demonstrated ability to establish credibility and trust withbroad and diverse constituencies;Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of,respect for, and development of skills to engage with those ofdiverse backgrounds;Commitment to excellence in achieving the division’s goals andsupporting strategic initiatives;Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to engageothers to address complex issues collaboratively;Strong leadership skills to establish vision and inspire andmotivate others to achieve extraordinary results;Able to provide strategic leadership in areas relating tofinance, employees, and students;Demonstrated strong understanding of and commitment to theBenedictine values, as well as the Catholic legacy of intellectualcuriosity;Ability to adjust to constant change;Strong leadership and effective management skills to leaddiverse departments, organize and direct the work of others, anddevelop team members;Poised under pressure and able to maintain a sense of balancein stressful situations;Ability to balance competing demands and multipleresponsibilities, making progress on long-term projects andaddressing urgent needs;Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with peers andsubordinates and effectively with other internal and externalconstituents;Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonalskills; andProven commitment to inclusive excellence.How to ApplyEqual Opportunity StatementThe College of St. Scholastica values diversity and is committedto equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color,disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race,religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any otherstatus protected by law. AA/EOEInquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review ofapplications will begin in March 2021 and will continue until theposition is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materialsshould be received by March 29, 2021. Candidates should completethe application and provide a resume, a letter of application thataddresses the responsibilities and requirements described in thePosition Brief, and the names and contact information of fivereferences. References will not be contacted without prior approvalof candidates.For more information, contact the Search CommitteeCo-Chairs:DianeVertin Brandon [email protected] [email protected](218)723-6012 (218) 723-6199Apply here: https://www.csshrjobs.com/postings/10752View full Position Profile at http://go.css.edu/vpfa
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The three winners of our BBC Countryfile Live competition (GT&T, May) have been announced.They are:Jane Bostock-Gibson, from Jane Bostock TravelMario Constantinou, from Transport for LondonSue Todd, from Mountain Goat.Congratulations to the winners, who were among those who answered our question “where is Countryfile Live taking place?” with the correct answer: Oxfordshire. Their names were then picked at random from the editor’s hat.They will each receive a free pair of tickets to the group-friendly show at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on 3-6 August.BBC Countryfile Live is an action-packed countryside four-day show, where groups can explore farming and wildlife exhibits, enjoy live animal arena shows, try their hand at outdoor activities, be inspired by cooking and craft demonstrations, and join live debates and interviews.It’s being held in the grounds of historic Blenheim Palace, one of the UK’s loveliest stately homes.Groups of 10+ get 10% off, while groups of 40+ get 15% off, and there is free coach parking and free entry for the driver.Email [email protected] or call 020 7492 1637.