Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Officer pleads guilty in collision that killed 7 sailors.

A junior officer on the destroyer USS Fitzgerald has pleaded guilty to a dereliction of duty charge in connection with a collision that killed seven sailors last year, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Lt. j.g. Sarah Coppock will forfeit a half-month’s pay for three months and receive a punitive letter as punishment, according to a Navy statement.

“Our Sailors personify honor, courage, and commitment,” the statement read, in part. “The Navy will not accept complacency, negligence, or other behaviors contrary to its core values.”

According to the Navy Times, Coppock was serving as officer at the deck at the time the Fitzgerald struck a commercial ship off the coast of Japan early on the morning of June 17. She was accused of failing to follow the commanding officer’s standing orders and international navigation rules.

In August, the Navy announced that the Fitzgerald’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, would be removed from duty, along with the ship’s second-in-command and the top senior enlisted sailor.

A Navy report released in November found that the Fitzgerald was at fault for the collision.

“In the 30 minutes leading up to the collision, neither Fitzgerald nor [the commercial ship] Crystal took such action to reduce the risk of collision until approximately one minute prior to the collision,” the report said.

The report added that Fitzgerald’s officer of the deck, now identified as Coppock, “intended to take no action” in the minutes leading up to the collision until realizing it was “too late.”

“The Officer of the Deck, the person responsible for safe navigation of the ship, exhibited poor seamanship by failing to maneuver as required, failing to sound the danger signal and failing to attempt to contact CRYSTAL on Bridge to Bridge radio. In addition, the Officer of the Deck did not call the Commanding Officer as appropriate and prescribed by Navy procedures to allow him to exercise more senior oversight and judgment of the situation,” the report said.

A Navy spokesman declined to tell the Navy Times whether Coppock would be discharged from service, telling the publication: “As of right now, she remains on active duty.”

Florida widow arrested for the murder of husband after 18yrs.

The widow of a man who was reported missing in 2000 after supposedly going on a hunting trip alone was arrested Tuesday after she was indicted on a first-degree murder charge.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers arrested Denise Williams, 48, at her Florida State office, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. Williams also faces a count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and a count of being an accessory after the fact, state attorney Jack Campbell said.

Williams was booked into Leon County Jail and was being held without bail.

Mike Williams disappeared in December 2000 after he supposedly went duck hunting alone on a lake near Tallahassee. Williams’ body wasn’t initially found after an extensive search in and around Lake Seminole and a theory spread that he was eaten by an alligator.

The theory was debunked when Williams’ body was discovered in December 2017, buried under muck near a boat landing in Tallahassee, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

“Oh, my gosh,” Clay Ketcham, Mike Williams’ boss and friend, told the newspaper. “I never thought this day would get here. It’s horrible. But it’s a feeling of coming to resolution.”

The case had been considered suspicious for years. Brian Winchester, another friend of Mike Williams, helped him write a $1 million insurance policy before he disappeared. Five years later, Winchester married Denise Williams.

Winchester was charged with kidnapping Denise Williams at gunpoint. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Authorities discovered Mike Williams’ body a day after Winchester was sentenced.

It’s unclear whether anyone else will be charged in the murder. Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent Mark Perez praised the efforts of investigators.

"We’ve had this case for 15 years, and the relentless effort in working with prosecutors and then ultimately the grand jury in bringing those responsible for Mike Williams’ [death] to justice is a great reward," Perez said. "Hopefully, this will bring peace and resolution to the Williams family.”

Denise Williams was expected to be arraigned Wednesday.

Songs you won't regret lisening to by an upcoming artist.

Khidian is a young fast rising act who has got the passion for music and is ready for whatever it takes to be in the limelight, he has dropped another single 'Falilat' after previously releasing his first single 'Riich White Guy' in just a short while. This shows how consistent this artist is, isn't that what we want to see in the industry?

Here are the links to both his newest release 'Falilat' and his debut single 'Riich White Guy'

Enjoy the hits and download.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Chimpanzee follows farmer home from farm

A chimpanzee which followed a farmer from farm to the community in Bitiah-Irruan, Boki L.G.A Cross River State is now filling at home and friendly with everyone in the community.
She was warm welcomed by all the villagers like she just arrived from the city.

What an amazing day for the lovebirds Davido and Chioma.

This is truly the month of assurance and Davido and Chioma are serving everyone relationship goals. Chioma has got to be one of the happiest persons in Nigeria at the moment.

First, a lavish birthday party, then a N45m porsche car and now it’s an endorsement deal worth a whooping 100 million naira for her own cook show, amazing right? Well, her bae, Davido took to Twitter to break the good news to his fans and they were over themselves with joy.

The year started well for David ‘Davido’ Adeleke as he signs a massive endorsement deal with a telephone brand just as he drops another banging song titled, ‘Assurance’.

Davido might be on his way to recoup the N45 million he reportedly expended on a birthday gift to Chioma.

Just after Chioma bagged a hundred million naira endorsement deal, Davido also just became the new thing in the market for Infinix – makers of mobile phones and other electronic devices.

We are yet to confirm the exact endorsement price but there are reports it’s a big deal.

A letter to the sun by a still roasting Nigerian student.

Four police officers dead.

At least six people including four police cadets have been killed in a ghastly motor accident on Kano-Kaduna Expressway on Sunday.

Confirming the incident in Zaria, Kaduna State, the Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zaria, Muktar Zubairu, described the incident as unfortunate and pathetic.

He said the accident involved two vehicles; a J5 bus with registration number: KMC 274 YW and a Volkswagen Golf which was burnt to ashes occurred around Kwanar Likoro close to Tashar Yari.

According to him, the two vehicles had a head-on-collision and subsequently burst into flames due to presence of a generating machine inside one of the vehicles.

He attributed the cause of the accident to ongoing road rehabilitation on Zaria-Kano road that forced motorists to use one lane, thereby leading to series of accidents.

He said the deceased cadets, three males and a female, were on their way to Zaria, Kaduna State from Wudil in Kano State for a break.

Officer pleads guilty in collision that killed 7 sailors.

A junior officer on the destroyer USS Fitzgerald has pleaded guilty to a dereliction of duty charge in connection with a collision that ki...