Authorities said Wednesday they are searching for a convicted sex offender released from prison in Virginia who has gone missing. Matthew Ezekiel Stager, 45, was released from federal prison in Petersburg, Va., on Feb. 2 and was supposed to report to a transitional center in Texas that day, the U.S. Marshals for the Eastern District of Virginia said in a statement. He didn’t show up and authorities don’t know where he is, the statement said. Stager is 5-foot-8, 145 pounds, and has distinctive tattoos and a history of drug abuse and mental illness, authorities said. He was last seen in Petersburg, authorities said.
My name is Bruce Springsteen, and one day soon, when the windows of your mosques are smashed and the synagogues lie in ashes, when the skies are gray with dust and the sea has risen to wash away the roads, when the stars and stripes of our flag stand for discrimination and fear, I will wonder, could I have made a difference? I have had to look at myself in the mirror. More importantly, I have had to look at my children, and consider, uncomfortably, the world they will inherit. And I wonder. Could I have made a difference? Did I do everything I could have done? Meryl Streep and that speech she gave at the Golden Globes got me really thinking about this. It’s all well and good for Meryl Streep
When Elle Deal decided to try a new exercise with her fifth grade students, the Friday activity turned into something incredibly heartbreaking. The elementary school teacher asked her kids to write a short blurb, titled, "I wish my teacher would know . . . " and their answers left a major impact on her. Elle shared a few of the heartbreaking (and anonymous) statements on Facebook as a reminder to everyone to "leave this life a little better than how we found it." "Kid 1: I wish my teacher would know, my dad is in jail and I haven't seen him in years. Kid 2: I wish my teacher would know, I don't always eat dinner because my mom works and I don't know how to work the stove. Kid 3: I wish my teacher
A horrific assault on a Chicago middle school student has given way to a wonderful act of generosity by Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs. Henry Sembdner, a 12-year-old from South Elgin, was assaulted after he bumped into another student in the hall of Kenyon Woods Middle School on Friday. After hearing about the assault, Anthony Rizzo reached out to the family.
CINCINNATI - Surveillance video from outside a McDonald’s drive-thru window showed Jessica Wilson rush from a car to try to hand her 2-year-old daughter to an employee. The employee can be seen reaching out the window with both arms. “Hand the child to me,” the employee said, according to prosecutors. But Levenski Crossty, the child’s father, managed to pull the child away from Wilson. Crossty got back in the car with the child and drove away, leaving Wilson, prosecutors said, stranded and “desperately asking someone to call 911.” That July 2016 incident is at the center of Crossty’s trial, which began Tuesday at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati. Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Broo
WASHINGTON ― In 2009, the historian David Kaiser, then a professor at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, got a call from a guy named Steve Bannon. Bannon wanted to interview Kaiser for a documentary he was making based on the work of the generational theorists William Strauss and Neil Howe. Kaiser, an expert on Strauss and Howe, didn’t know Bannon from Adam, but he agreed to participate. He went to the Washington headquarters of the conservative activist group Citizens United, where Bannon was then based, for a chat. Kaiser was impressed by how much Bannon knew about Strauss and Howe, who argued that American history operates in four-stage cycles that move from major crisis to awakening
DEAR AMY: My daughter is graduating from high school. She barely passes classes if she doesn’t like the subject or the teacher. She doesn’t bother with homework, and will graduate by the skin of her teeth. She is great at talking people into giving her another chance and getting in under the wire. After many years of fighting about her grades and habits, I now stand back, give her hugs and am ready to let her fly (or not) on her own. She has magically been admitted to her first choice of college, which is out of state, and it’s expensive. We have saved and have enough to cover her tuition, but I fear her terrible habits and manipulative ways will just end up costing us $40,000, and she won’t
It must be pretty rough owning a Tesla Model S owner these days. Sure, the car is gorgeous, extremely fast, and doesn't have to pull into a smelly gas station every three days, but imagine all the questions from onlookers. Every day it's a chorus of "Is that a Tesla?" "How fast is it really?" and "Why are you kidnapping that child?!" Okay so that last one is a bit odd, but it's exactly what one Tesla driver in California had to endure when a bystander saw him loading a youngster into the trunk of his speedy green machine and promptly alerted authorities. The Model S actually has quite a bit of room for passengers, seating the driver and four others comfortable, but a pair of rear-facing seats in the back hatch allow for an additional pair of kids or smallish adults to come along for the ride, too. It might not be the most luxurious in accommodations, but with five-point harnesses bucket style design, it's definitely not your average trunk. Unfortunately for the Model S owner in question, when an onlooker saw him putting a kid in the hatch, they pretty much panicked. After receiving the report that the driver had possibly abducted a kid and shoved them into the trunk, the cops wasted no time in hunting the Model S down and held the driver at gunpoint until they realized that it was all a big misunderstanding. "We're not Tesla experts," Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Office Lt. Rob Hahnlein told The Signal . "It was not a kidnapping. The new Teslas have a weird back seat and when they put the (child) in the back seat it looked like they were putting them in the trunk." Ah, what a classic misunderstanding.
Nintendo's cute new mini NES -- aka the NES Classic Edition -- is really hard to find for its MSRP of $60. The tiny Nintendo Entertainment System is currently sold out in most games retailers, but you can still snag one... if you're willing to pay more. Here are your best bets, for now: The mini NES is available in-store at GameStop. Call your local store to see if they have any in stock, since they go so quickly. Also, it's only allowing one unit per customer. It still isn't available on the store's website, though. Newegg has the Classic for $200, with free standard shipping. Marketplace sellers on Amazon have been posting units for sale, albeit with a markup. You may find your best deal on