A St. Louis -area middle-school teacher accused of grooming and raping students was found dead in his jail cell last week. Brandon Holbrook, 30, a substitute teacher, was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl multiple times and being held in the St. Louis County Jail when he was found unresponsive Monday. He was pronounced dead at Barnes-Jewish Hospital an hour later. There were no signs of trauma, officials said. “A thorough investigation is in order,” Holbrook’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, told the Riverfront Times . “There’s no indication that this young man was suicidal. In fact, given the circumstances he was upbeat.” Holbrook first met the 14-year-old girl at Bernard Middle School in Mehlville, according to authorities. Police said he groomed the alleged victim via social media, exchanging messages and pictures in May. He allegedly raped the girl at her home on three separate occasions, then threatened her to stay silent about it. 30-year-old Brandon Holbrook was found … [Read more...] about Teacher Suspected Of Grooming, Raping Girls Found Dead In Jail Cell Under Mysterious Circumstances | The Daily Wire
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There was a lot of pressure on Robyn Miller (Amanda Henderson) in tonight’s Casualty as she juggled her usual heavy workload as an ED nurse with being a single parent for her daughter Charlotte, along with the demands of being a surrogate for Marty (Shaheen Jafargholi) and Adi (Raj Bajaj). This has meant that she’s been taking hormones to improve her fertility, and she was suffering the side effects as she had to rush off to be sick during her shift. Paul (Paul Popplewell), who really does seem to care about her, noticed she wasn’t well and asked her about it on a couple of occasions, but Robyn knows Paul’s feelings about surrogacy so she insisted she was fine. Adi and Marty were putting pressure on her, too, by worrying that she would turn up in time for scans and other appointments. Adi in particular was quite stressed about it, and later he shocked Marty when he said he wanted to be the father of the baby. Their previous agreement was that they would combine their … [Read more...] about Casualty spoilers: Robyn and her baby die in sad scenes?
Keeled over in the London Underground on her way to work, Morag Smith was asked by a stranger if she was okay. The 27-year-old had just moved to the capital with a new job working for a charity and had been menstrually bleeding every day for weeks - which ended up being for 11 months straight - and was in extreme pain. "I remember being like 'No' and this is awful and I don't know what I'm doing to myself. This cannot be the rest of my life," Morag remembers. She'd dealt with heavy periods as soon as she started them at 16, which saw her miss school and vomit up to four times a day over the excruciating cramps. Morag, originally from Scotland, bled for 10-14 days each month and would often leak through her clothes up until she had the hormonal coil fitted in a bid to stop them - which then caused it to turn into one year-long period. She describes how it was like having to care for a baby; not being able to leave the house without her supplies. "I had to carry extra pants, … [Read more...] about Woman whose horrifying periods saw her bleed every day for 11 months finally gets answer
DEAR DEIDRE: I’M sick of being the last virgin standing in my year at school. Everyone would laugh at me if they knew that I’d never even kissed a girl. All my friends had sex when they were 15 or 16. I’m now 18 and worried it will never happen. When I talk with the other lads about their experiences, I make up stories. They seem to be convinced so far. I started watching porn videos for tips but now I can’t stop. Get in touch with Deidre Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays. Send an email to [email protected] You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page. I think I’m addicted. How can I find a girl to have sex with me? Most read in Dear Deidre NO RESPECT Being a stepmum to my partner’s children is the worst job ever IT'S CONSTANT Father-in-law is putting pressure on me to meet up and I have no time ON MY … [Read more...] about I am impatient to lose my virginity but I am now addicted to porn
While we might be on the other side of one of “the worst” winters in recent memory, some general practices are still swamped with patients and some individual doctors are booked up until November. Late last week, Stuff contacted or attempted to book an appointment online at 25 GP clinics across urban and rural areas of Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Christchurch. While some had same-day or next-day appointments, most reported a wait of two to three weeks before the next available appointment. Even as flu rates decrease and community Covid-19 cases track down, general practices remain busy – amid a shortage of doctors and a workforce in “crisis” . READ MORE: Life Support: The GP getting health insurance and the woman who might be dying Beloved Christchurch GP with 1500 patients to start 'retirement' working 25 hours a week 'Unacceptable' under-representation of Māori and Pacific GPs, 'staggering' gender pay gap The health gap: How living in the regions can … [Read more...] about Some GPs booked out until November even as winter Covid and flu crisis eases
WEST MONROE — In a low-slung conference room in the West Monroe Convention Center, Mer Rouge native Meryl Kennedy had questions. The 34-year old CEO of a Morehouse Parish-based rice mill, Kennedy had come to the meeting on a sunny September morning to hear from state officials charged helping revive the state's flagging rural communities . But she hadn't heard what she was listening for: plans for rural roads and improving education. "There is very little money, as we know, in the rural parishes to redo their roads," she said, noting that there has been funding poured into upgrading state-owned roads. "I didn't hear anything today about rural roads, so that's maybe something y'all can help us focus on." Kennedy also urged the officials to work on improving education in rural parishes. "We do struggle with basic reading and writing," she said. The 34-year old Kennedy stood out among the mostly older and largely male attendees at the meeting, which was the fifth in a … [Read more...] about Roads, water and depopulation: Tour gives rural officials chance to raise issues with state leaders
Over the last decade and a half, more than 129,000 policyholders have been offloaded from Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort . Through a program known as depopulation, some of the riskiest policies were placed with untested private insurers as the agency tried to reduce its exposure to future hurricane losses. Few homeowners knew how vulnerable some of the new private insurers really were until companies faced their first major challenges in 2020 and 2021 — a period that included four powerful hurricanes. The flaws of the program are now becoming clear. Every year since 2008, Louisiana Citizens policies have been offered to private insurers. No company that has applied has ever been turned down. Some insurers were barely up and running when they opted to underwrite homes for vulnerable Louisianans. Six of the 18 companies participating have since been declared insolvent – including the four that took on the lion’s share of … [Read more...] about State program placed Louisiana’s riskiest policies with untested insurers; many then failed