On November 27, an Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Mariah Woods from North Carolina. Her mother had reported her missing, claiming to have last seen the little girl when she put her to bed the night before.
A search effort ended five days later when the Fayetteville police dive team found what they believed to be Mariah’s remains in Shelter Creek in Pender County. On December 1, police arrested 32-year-old Earl Kimrey, Mariah’s mother’s live-in boyfriend, in connection with her disappearance and death. This week, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body found in the creek was Mariah’s.
A warrant obtained by ABC 7 Chicago stated that Kimrey had removed “Mariah Woods’ body from the scene of her death and did conceal Mariah Woods’ death and body, knowing that Mariah Woods died from unnatural causes. The defendant acted with deceit and intent to fraud.” It also stated that he “secretly disposed of the dead child’s body.”
Court documents add that Mariah’s mother knew about the abuse and Kimrey’s drug use, but didn’t take any action.
Kimrey has been charged with concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. He’s currently being held in the Onslow County Detention Center on a $1,010,000 bond, and his next court date is scheduled for December 18.
It isn’t yet known what caused Mariah’s death, but her autopsy was reported finished on December 6. Additional charges may be filed against Kimrey after the results are made public.
Color me horrified. A 42 year old man just had his foot go viral. That’s because he noticed something strange in it and went to see his doctor. The doctor took one look at his foot and told him that what the man was concerned about was simply a varicose vein. Varicose veins are just vein that are enlarged and bulge from the skin in a strange way.
There’s no real health risk associated with varicose veins, but cosmetic companies make millions selling “solutions” to these bulging veins, as people seem to think that having a large vein on your foot or leg is detrimental to your entire appearance. The man went home and was satisfied with his doctor’s conclusion.
That is, until a few days later when he noticed the vein had moved… He went to get a second opinion and discovered that the “vein” was actually a parasite called cutaneous larva migrans. In layman’s terms: he had a worm in his foot. A simple drug was enough to kill off the parasite, but the man now knows its story.
It’s a fairly common parasite, associated with animal waste that people accidentally come into contact with. This usually happens while people are enjoying spending a day walking about barefoot on a beach.
Don’t let that dissuade you from enjoying your summer, though! As stated above, the parasite is very easy to deal with, but more importantly, it’s easy to avoid. Wear flip flops when you’re spending your day outdoors, and if you ever see someone not cleaning up after their pet, be sure to show them the picture of this man’s foot. That’s sure to turn them around. Share away, people.
Animal advocates are celebrating a major victory for a beloved herd of wild horses in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, who are now officially protected from being removed and slaughtered.
The herd, known as the Salt River wild horses, became the center of a major controversy in 2015, when the Forest Service announced plans to remove them and auction them off. The agency argued they were stray livestock and not entitled to protection under the Wild and Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971, and it was therefore not responsible for managing them.
That legislation was passed to protect wild horses from “capture, branding, harassment, or death,” but the agencies responsible for protecting wild horses, including the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service, have continued to fail them, and thousands continue to be rounded up and removed from their rightful place on the landscape.
Fortunately, these horses were not without advocates, and news of the Forest Service’s plans sparked fierce public outrage. The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG), which has been stewarding these horses in the wild for years, filed an injunction to stop the roundup and thousands of people from around the world made calls to protect them so loud officials and lawmakers couldn’t ignore them– a Care2 petition asking the Forest Service to leave them be in the wild gathered more than 220,000 signatures.
As a result of public outcry over their potential removal and slaughter, the Salt River Wild Horse Act was passed to protect them. Now, the SRWHMG, its partner the American Wild Horse Campaign and the public are celebrating an agreement that was reached to ensure their long-term protection and the enactment of that legislation, which finally went into effect on January 1.
“Two years ago, the Salt River wild horses were almost removed and slaughtered. Today is a great day. The Salt River wild horses are protected from harassment and slaughter. We are deeply grateful to Governor Doug Ducey for his compassion and dedication to protecting these cherished wild horses, to State Rep. Kelly Townsend for introducing the bill that made this agreement to protect the horses possible, and to the Forest Service for recognizing the public’s strong interest in protecting this historic and popular horse herd, ” said Simone Netherlands, President of the SRWHMG.
The new law requires the Salt River wild horses be protected from harm, harassment and slaughter, and are humanely managed in the wild through partnerships between federal, state and local authorities, and a non-profit, such as the SRWHMG, which stands ready to help.
“The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, with our 100 volunteers and daily presence on the Salt River, is ready to roll up our sleeves and enter into an agreement with the state to continue our management of this wild horse herd that people from all over the world travel to see,” added Netherlands. “We are grateful for the enormous public support for our work, which has included the rescue and treatment of seriously injured Salt River wild horses, fixing miles of fencing to keep horses out of roadways and education/outreach activities to keep the public and the horses safe.”
Hopefully the Salt River wild horses will be around for generations to come and the awareness that was raised by their plight will encourage people to continue to speak up for thousands of other wild horses and burros living on public lands whose future in the wild remains in question.
The agencies responsible for managing wild horses should be protecting them, not subjecting them to brutal roundups or sending them to slaughter to benefit special interests who want to see them gone.
A New York woman is facing serious charges for not only reportedly killing her newborn infant, but for keeping the child’s body in her home with her and her two other kids for several months.
Police have charge Christina Colantonio of Batavia, New York with second-degree murder for allegedly killing her infant daughter and living with the body for approximately 3 months, according to Genesee County Dist. Atty. Lawrence Friedman.
Though prosecutors would not disclose the cause of death, authorities have told the NY Daily News that they “have enough evidence to come to a conclusion it was intentionally caused.”
Accused of killing the baby “shortly after birth,” WCVB reports an acquaintance who visited the 28-year-old’s home saw the body and contacted police. At a news conference, police Sgt. Todd Crossett claimed responding officers who found the baby girls remains were offered counseling.
“It’s not something you see on a regular basis,” Crossett said. “They are the most vulnerable part of the population.”
Though Colantonio Has been arrested, a medical examiner will determine an official cause of death. Genesee County Dist. Atty. Lawrence Friedman disclosed that the investigation is still ongoing.
Castaways is a documentary series chronicling the successful rehabilitation program of inmates that train unwanted dogs for re-introduction or adoption.
The series rehabilitation program highlights the plight that both prisoners and unwanted dogs face, and how an unlikely union between the two brings out a change in character of both man and beast — each trying to save and serve the other.
The results are life-changing for the prisoner, the dog, and the future pet owner.
In the video below, you’ll meet a dog named Esther who was severely abused in a puppy mill before being rehabilitated through the Prison-trained K-9 Companion Program.
It’s simply incredible to watch as Jason, a prison inmate, forms his bond with Esther, and eventually must say an emotional goodbye after successfully training her and helping her emerge from her shell.
We’ve seen the impact made when these two groups of societal outcasts meet. It’s truly heartwarming — because, while many people shun both inmates and “undesirable” breeds like pit bulls and rottweilers, this program gives them an opportunity to look to each other for affection, friendship, and understanding and to foster each other’s growth.
This type of program should be employed in more prisons across the country.
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Watermelons are juicy and rich in nutrients. This sweet fruit is everything you need in hot summer days. But, do you tend to use its rind as well?
Unfortunately, the rind ends up in the trashcan.
What you don’t know is the fact that watermelon rinds are healthier than the fruit itself. The white part of the rind is packed with healthy nutrients, and it’s definitely something you should add to your menu.
Yes, we know it’s a bit tasteless, but the rind is rich in vitamins A, B6, C, and minerals such as potassium, zinc, and magnesium. It’s an excellent source of lycopene, a brilliant antioxidant.
Watermelon rind contains citrulline. This amino acid builds strong and healthy muscles. Fiber in watermelon rinds promotes weight loss.
Did you know that citrulline soothes nerves, and aids in the treatment of anxiety?
The rind is mostly water, which makes it an excellent diuretic. It flushes out toxins and excess water. Need an efficient immunity booster? Just make sure the rind ends up in your smoothie.
Watermelon rinds makes for a nice addition to salads. It works well with tuna and turkey.
Do you need more reasons to use watermelon rinds more often? No? Well, that’s what I thought.
The process of weight loss and burning fat is accelerating while you sleep. What does it mean? It means that it is perfect for your metabolism and muscles to sleep 8 hours without interruptions. In this case, the organism develops, strengthens and recovers your muscles, but it does nothing to fat.
For this reason, it is absolutely important to improve your metabolism even when you are asleep. In order to start the fat burning, the process of digestion has to continue in your body!
If you do not eat a few hours before go to sleep and consume the following beverage, your body will definitely start burning the fat.
Here is the RECIPE:
A tsp of ginger or raw organic honey
A tbsp of apple cider vinegar
A tsp of cinnamon
Some parsley leaves
A slice of lemon
Place all the ingredients in a cup of boiling water, let it stay for a couple of minutes and consume it before go to sleep.
The consumption of this drink will shed fat from the hardest places such as your legs, buttocks and belly.
You will get best and fastest results if you sleep for full 8 hours!
Make this fabulous recipe before go to sleep, consume it right away and expect the results.
Due to the strong properties and wide ranges of health benefits, the presented ingredients in this beverage will also improve your overall health and flush out the toxins from the body!
Consume it until you get your desired results! Have a nice day and feel the difference in your body!