Produced by Christopher Gidez On Aug. 28, 2017, police in upstate Corning, New York, were called to the home of Michele Neurauter. Police found the 46-year-old mother of three hanging from a rope -- an apparent suicide. But Police Chief Jeff Spaulding had doubts, calling a rope mark found on Michele's chin "unsettling." Michele's mother Jeanne Laundy thought she was murdered, and pointed fingers at Neurauter's ex-husband, even though he was more than 2,500 miles away on a job interview in California when Michele was found dead. "I'm thinking it's more than likely Lloyd killed her," Jeanne Laundy told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty. Lloyd Neurauter was Michele's ex-husband. For five years, the couple had been embroiled in bitter custody battles. Michele accused Lloyd of turning their daughters against her. On the day police found Michele, the couple's 19-year-old middle daughter, Karrie, at college in Rochester, told investigators that over the weekend, her father helped her … [Read more...] about “I had to choose”: Did a father brainwash his daughter to help kill her mother?
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A footballer is accused of mowing down a group of children after being called 'Fatty' during a match, a court has heard. Lee Taylor, 36, allegedly drove into teenagers "like skittles in a bowling alley" when "banter" spilled into violence. He is accused of driving a BMW dangerously and injuring the young people after a game, which his team lost 5-0. Newport Crown Court heard it happened shortly before 8pm on Thursday, April 19 last year, Wales Online reports. Prosecutor Christopher Rees said Taylor "used his car as a weapon to drive at a group of young people" and “mowed them down like skittles in a bowling alley” in a "terrifying incident". Taylor denies dangerous driving and 11 counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm as well as alternatives of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Jurors were shown pictures of the scene, and told that the BMW suffered a damaged windscreen and lost a wing mirror in the incident. The young people who were injured in the … [Read more...] about Footballer, 36, ‘ploughed his BMW into young fans who called him Fatty’
It is now six days since any 'work' has taken place at the site of the Regent Road roadworks. The £15m project, which is intended to ease congestion and improve air quality at the heart of the conurbation, has been causing misery for motorists since August last year, but is now at a standstill. Lanes are still closed on several of the roads approaching the 'pinch point' on the outskirts of Manchester city centre and queues of traffic are still building up, especially at rush-hour. The area remains a nightmare for pedestrians to negotiate; bits of pavement are seemingly accessible one day, but not the next, leading people to engage in a dangerous game of squeezing round barriers or crossing roads at random spots to get where they want to be. Yet in the middle of all this, almost nothing is happening. Occasionally a figure appears, or maybe even a group, usually wearing florescent jackets and hardhats. But after pointing at things and wandering around for a while, they … [Read more...] about How the Regent Road roadworks went from bad to worse
TV viewers are being urged to stay alert for a scam email claiming to be from the TV Licencing company that's tricked victims out of a whopping £830,000. Since April 2018, national crime reporting agency Action Fraud says it's received over 900 crime reports about the con. In addition to crime reports, Action Fraud says it's recorded 6,861 complaints about the fraud across 2018 - with a large spike from September onwards. Between April and August last year, between 40 and 76 complaints a month were recorded. But between September and December this monthly complaints figure jumps by up to 1,805 - a whopping 4,412 per cent increase. In the emails, fraudsters claim that TV Licencing has been trying to get hold of them about refunding an overpayment - sometimes saying they've got the incorrect bank details on file. Links to claim this supposed refund then lead to cloned TV Licencing websites that are designed to steal your bank account, credit card and other personal details. How to … [Read more...] about How to avoid the TV Licence scam that has rinsed £830,000 from victims in the last year
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// ROME European Parliament President Antonio Tajani stoked controversy again with unexpected praise of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. “Mussolini? Until he declared war on the whole world by following Hitler, until he became a promoter of the racial laws, apart from the dramatic story of Matteotti, he did positive things to build infrastructures in our country. From a point of view of concrete facts realised, it cannot be said that he has accomplished nothing,” Tajani said on Radio 24. He continued: “I am not a fascist, I have never been a fascist and I do not share his political thinking. But if you have to be honest, Mussolini has built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities, has reclaimed many parts of our Italy, the institute for industrial reconstruction. When one … [Read more...] about Tajani will need to explain his Mussolini statements