FOUR out of the seven deputies involved in the deadly warrant-serving confrontation with Andrew Brown Jr are back on active duty. Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten said on Thursday that after review of bodycam footage, the officers were returned to patrol from administrative leave as they did not fire their service weapons during the April 21 incident. The other three who did fire will remain on leave until the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation completes its work. The four back on active duty are Lt Steve Judd, Sgt Michael Swindell, Sgt Kendall Bishop and Sgt Joel Lunsford, while the three remaining on leave are Investigator Daniel Meads, Deputy Sheriff II Robert Morgan and Corp Aaron Lewellyn. "After reviewing the preliminary conclusions of the independent investigators conducting the internal review, and after carefully examining the body camera footage of the incident with my own staff, it's obvious that four of the deputies never fired their weapons and … [Read more...] about Four North Carolina deputies suspended over Andrew Brown shooting return to work as three who fired guns remain on leave
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BILL and Melinda Gates have called it quits after a 27-year marriage, the couple announced on Monday on Twitter. With the co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft as the fourth richest man in the world, and with the pair having a combined net worth of $130 billion, many are wondering how their assets would be divided in a divorce. The Sun has seen their court documents, which makes clear they have no prenup. Instead, they have asked the judge to grant their separation date as the official divorce date. As they have no prenup, it is understood the couple will split their property according to a separation contract. Bill and Melinda have three children together - Jennifer, Phoebe, and Rory Gates. On Twitter on Monday, the two wrote: “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” The tech mogul added that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives,” He … [Read more...] about Bill and Melinda Gates divorce latest: Couple to ‘split property according to separation contract as they had NO prenup’
A DEAFENING invasion of cicadas is expected to bombard the East Coast of the United States, after the critters have lain dormant for 17 years. A particularly loud breed of the winged insects will soon swarm out from their long slumber in up to 15 different states. These include Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C. Brood X, or the Great Eastern Brood, is a variety of periodical cicada, USA Today reported . Unlike greenish, annual cicadas, periodical cicadas have black bodies and bold red eyes. They were unique to North America. Brood X was known for the critters' deafening buzz, which was described as sitting between a "buzz" and a "rattle". John Cooley, an entomologist (insect scientist) at the University of Connecticut, acknowledged that most people didn’t realise the bugs were “always there”. They lived … [Read more...] about Deafening invasion of ‘head-splitting’ cicadas to bombard East Coast after 17-year hibernation
WHEN a 1997 interview revealed Bill and Melinda Gates' agreement allowing the tech mogul yearly getaways with his ex-girlfriend, many wanted to know who she is and who she is married to. Bill, 65, and venture capitalist Ann Winblad , 70, dated in the eighties and broke up once he met Melinda in 1987 – but not much known about Ann Winblad’s husband Alex Kline. Read our Bill Gates live blog for the latest news and updates... Who is Ann Winblad's husband? A source told the New York Post on Tuesday that Winblad is married to actor Kevin Kline’s brother, Alex Kline , who has two adulte kids from a previous marriage. The newspaper says Winblad married Kline, 63, six years ago. Kline is reportedly a private investigator and Stanford University graduate who played an extra in his brother’s 1988 movie, A Fish Called Wanda, the Stanford magazine wrote in 2000. Who is Ann Winblad and how old is she? Winblad, the founding partner of Hummer Winblad … [Read more...] about Who is Ann Winblad’s husband Alex Kline?
BILL Gates continued to go on vacations with his ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad throughout his marriage to Melinda. The former couple continued their yearly trip together even after their breakup and Gates' marriage . Where did Bill Gates vacation with his ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad? He admitted that every year he would spend a long weekend at a cozy beach cottage in North Carolina with Winblad. In 1997, he discussed the arrangement in an interview with Time magazine. He explained that he made sure that his travels with Ann were previously agreed to before his marriage to Melinda saying, "We can play putt-putt while discussing biotechnology." Bill revealed that he and Ann began making their annual trip to her home in the Outer Banks in 1984 when they began dating and have continued to make their yearly trip since. Ann commented on their trips explaining, "We share our thoughts about the world and ourselves." "And we marvel about how, as two young overachievers, we … [Read more...] about Where did Bill Gates vacation with his ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad?