Man charged with 1st degree murder in shooting of teen who was found dead in Prairie Village

first_imgJohnson County District Attorney Steve Howe this afternoon announced his office was charging Jesse M. Monreal, 35, of first degree murder and attempted robbery stemming from the shooting that left an 18-year-old dead in Prairie Village earlier this month.Monreal had been arrested, according to information released by the DA’s office, but he is not currently listed as an inmate in Johnson County Jail.A jogger running down Somerset Drive noticed a body laying in the grass near Highlawn Montessori School around 6:15 a.m. on May 5 and called police to check on the person’s welfare. Officers arrived to find Kiven M. Maquial, a Mission resident and former Shawnee Mission School District student, dead.Monreal is being held on $1 million bond. His first appearance in Johnson County District Court is pending.Police from Prairie Village, Leawood, Lenexa and Olathe collaborated with the Johnson County Crime Lab on the investigation.last_img read more

“I defied the odds” – Portia bids farewell

first_imgThe curtains closed on yet another era in Jamaica’s rich political history when Portia Simpson Miller, a former Prime Minister and former President of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) took her final  bow and exited the building after being lauded by Parliamentarians on both sides of the house on Tuesday.During the special joint sitting of Parliament on Tuesday Simpson-Miller, who was first elected in 1976, said her journey was by no means easy but she is proud of her record, particularly in her constituency of St. Andrew South Western.An eldery resident of Majesty gardens chills outside his residence which is nestled in the former constituency of Portia Simpson Miller“I inherited a constituency with poor and inadequate housing, poor or no public infrastructure, poor health-care facilities, and limited access to special services,” she said, adding that the election of 1976 saw her “thrown into the deep enduring a period of extreme political violence”.She told colleagues that despite widespread criticism  and the challenges, she fulfilled her mission.“In the early days, some said I could not read…. Is it not ironic, that now they say I read too much. While some judged me harshly I was determined to be who I wanted to be, not how others saw me. I speak of my harsh experiences, not with malice – that when the slings and arrows come at you, bind up your wounds, and focus on your dreams.”Prime minister Andrew Holness, in leading the tributes, pledged to ensure that Simpson Miller’s work as a champion of the poor, will continue to live on.“She is a metaphor of hope and faith . In her political carrier she has been placed against powerful personalities and has never been intimidated by a challenge. I am saying to you on your retirement, that there is a new defender of the poor people of Jamaica.”Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister and one of four Caribbean leaders, recalled her journey from the rural community of Wood Hall to Jamaica House.“I defied the odds…..and had a date with destiny.”In 2006, she took the reigns of government, when the baton was passed from then Prime Minister  Percival James Patterson.The sitting was also the final one for Dr. Omar Davies, a former Minister of Finance under the People’s National Party.Omar Davies also bid farewellDavies, who represented the constituency of St. Andrew Southern since 1993, will, like Simpson Miller handed in his resignation on Thursday.The special sitting was attended by former Prime mInisters P.J .Patterson and Edward Seaga as well as the Speak of the House of Assembly in the Cayman Islands McKeeva Bush.A date for a by-election to fill the vacancies in Simpson Miller’s and Davies’ constituencies, is yet to be announced.last_img read more

Kenya’s white rhino population boosted by yet another birth

first_imgKenya’s community conservancy celebrate rhino birth Kenya registers two rhino births ZAMBIA – 2014/06/16: White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park near Livingston in Zambia. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images) A White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)Kenya’s wildlife management authority on Thursday reported the birth of a calf of a white rhino in Meru National Park in Meru County, about 348 kilometres east of the capital Nairobi.“The mother, named Jenifer, is believed to have given birth to a bouncing male baby about four days ago,” the Kenya Wildlife Service said on Twitter.A photo showing a white rhino mother, Jennifer, and her calf walking in Kenya’s Meru National Park. COURTESY: TWITTER/Kenya Wildlife ServiceAccording to the KWS, the calf’s mother has given birth to six other calves since 2006 when it was translocated from Solio ranch in central Kenya to Meru rhino sanctuary.“We are glad the number of the endangered species is growing with several births reported in the recent past,” it added.Rhino numbers have dropped dramatically in recent years due to poachers killing the animals to supply the black market with their horn.In December, two southern male white rhinos were killed following an attack by poachers at the highly secured and privately-owned Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in the northern part of Kenya.However, recently, there has been a rise in optimism after an increase in births of white rhino calves. In February, a rhino calf was born in the Nairobi National Park.In Africa, southern white rhinos, once thought to be extinct, now thrive in protected sanctuaries and are classified as near threatened, according to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). However, it added, the western black rhino and northern white rhinos have recently become extinct in the wild. The only two remaining northern white rhinos are kept under 24-hour guard in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.Relatedcenter_img Kenya’s community conservancy celebrate black rhino birthlast_img read more

Tipperary’s Greg Broderick wins opening round of TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at The Meadows

first_img 22 April 2018, 17:59 Home  »  General  »  Tipperary’s Greg Broderick wins opening round of TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at The Meadows Tipperary’s Greg Broderick wins opening round of TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series at The Meadows Reigning champion Greg Broderick got his defence of the TRM/Horse Sport Ireland new Heights Champions series off to the perfect start, with victory in the opening round of the 2018 series today (Sunday) at The Meadows Equestrian Centre in Lurgan, Co Armagh.Ten combinations made it through to the second round from a strong start list of 48, with just Broderick and Ciaran Nallon managing to jump double clear at the finish. Riding the Mary Ellen De Ruschi-owned 10-year-old gelding Duco (Vigaro x Calvados), Rio Olympian Broderick crossed the line in 47.69 seconds to finish over half-a-second ahead of Ciaran Nallon in second with Arkino Z (48.33).Former World Champion Dermott Lennon took third place with the fastest four fault round (43.75) aboard Gelvins Touch, while Kenneth Graham finished fourth with George. Army rider Capt. Geoff Curran finished fifth with Shannondale Rahona, while 2017 European Pony team gold medallist Kate Derwin, completed the top six with AHG Whiterock Cruise Down.The second round of the TRM/Horse Sport Ireland New Heights Champions Series takes place next Sunday in Portmore. Tags:last_img read more