Local NewsBusiness Crash Bandicoot Makes His Way Four-Ward to Next-Gen Consoles, Switch, and PC in 2021! WhatsApp Facebook TAGS Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest This year, Crash Bandicoot is kicking off his 25th anniversary by bringing Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time to PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch™ on March 12. Coming soon, the game will also launch on PC via Battle.net. Players who purchase, or already have, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on PlayStation® 4 or Xbox One will be entitled to receive next-gen upgrades at no cost (except Japan) within the same console family. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook Previous articleMemorialCare Offers Free Online Mental Health Resource to SoCal CommunitiesNext articleLabcorp Announces Key Appointments to Oncology Leadership Team Digital AIM Web Support
iStock/bizoo_n(MINNEAPOLIS) — The 911 calls and some of the body-camera footage, capturing the scene after a Minneapolis police officer shot a woman who had called 911 repeatedly to report a possible sexual assault behind her home, have been released by a judge.On July 15, 2017, Justine Ruszczyk Damond called 911 to report what she feared was a woman being sexually assaulted in the alley behind her home in the city’s Fulton neighborhood, according to a criminal complaint.“I’m not sure if she’s having sex or being raped,” Damond tells the dispatcher in the first 911 call, which was released Thursday. “I think she just yelled out ‘Help,’ but it’s difficult. The sound has been going on for a little while but I think, I don’t think she’s enjoying it. … I don’t know.”The dispatcher tells her that officers are on the way to her home and confirms with Damond that she cannot see anything in the alley behind her home.“It sounds like sex noises but it’s been going on for a while and I think I just heard ‘Help’ and it sounds distressed,” Damond tells the dispatcher.“OK. I’ve already got an officer on the way. What is your name?” the dispatcher says.“Justine,” Damond says.She later makes a second 911 call, inquiring about the whereabouts of the officers who’ve been sent to investigate.“You’re hearing a female screaming?” the dispatcher says.“Yes. The lane behind the house,” Damond says.“Yup. Officers are on the way there,” the dispatcher tells her.When Minneapolis police officers Mohamed Noor and partner Matthew Harrity arrived in the dark alley behind Damond’s home, she approached the driver’s side of the squad car, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.Noor, who was in the passenger seat of the squad car, shot her through the open window on the driver’s side, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.After the gunshot went off, Harrity, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, saw Noor’s arm stretched across him, toward the open window, Freeman said. There was “no evidence of a threat” when Noor fired the shot, he said. In body-camera footage released Thursday, Harrity could be heard telling an officer who’d just arrived what happened and saying that Noor is sitting in the back of a squad car.“We had that call over here. Someone was screaming in the back. We pulled up here. Um, we were about ready to just clear and go to another call. She just came up out of nowhere, on the side of the thing, and we both got spooked. I had my gun out. I didn’t fire and then Noor pulled out and fired,” Harrity says.In different body-camera footage, another officer can be heard talking to Noor who is standing outside a police vehicle.“All right, kiddo?” the officer asks. “You all right?”“Yeah,” Noor says.“Just keep to yourself. Keep your mouth shut,” the officer tells him.Four minutes after Damond had left her home, an officer was performing CPR on her. She died just three weeks before her wedding day.On April 30, Noor was found guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Damond’s fatal shooting. He was found not guilty of the top charge of second-degree murder.Noor, a two-year veteran at the time of the shooting, had pleaded not guilty to the charges. During the trial, his attorney maintained that he’d “acted as he has been trained” and that he should “not have been charged with any crime.” Prosecutors argued that the former officer had abused his authority to use deadly force.Noor’s last day as an employee with the police department was in March 2018, but Minneapolis police would not comment on whether he resigned or was fired.A judge ruled Wednesday that the media and public could make copies of some of the evidence used in the trial.Damond, who had moved to the U.S. a few years earlier, was an Australian yoga teacher, counselor and meditation coach.After the verdict, her family spoke outside the courthouse, with her father, John Ruszczyk, saying they were “satisfied with the outcome.”“The jury’s decision reflects the community’s commitment to three important pillars of a civil society. The rule of law, the respect for the sanctity of life and the obligation of the police force to serve and protect. We believe this guilty verdict strengthens those pillars. We hope this will be a catalyst for further change,” he said.“Justine lived to teach us about love. She lived to teach us about our own human potential. She taught us to live joyfully, she taught us to laugh and she demonstrated what it means to live from the heart. She was a living example of compassion. In her life she committed to transform humanity. Her legacy is continuing that work today,” said her fiance, Don Damond.Noor is scheduled to be sentenced June 7.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s Alexander Monterrubio, during a recent interview with CUbroadcast’s Mike Lawson, said the current regulatory outlook seems positive for credit unions as the CFPB and NCUA focus on reviewing and tailoring regulations.Monterrubio, NAFCU’s director of regulatory affairs, provided an update on efforts at the CFPB with Acting Director Mick Mulvaney now in charge. Monterrubio told Lawson he expects the bureau to offer more substantive guidance on regulations, and for it to “take into account credit unions’ and other financial institutions’ feedback on rulemakings.”He also noted the series of requests for information (RFI) the bureau is issuing in order to review its functions. Monterrubio encouraged credit unions to provide input on the RFIs to the CFPB and NAFCU to help the bureau improve and make sure credit unions’ concerns are heard.
The No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is riding high after a thrilling weekend sweep of No. 2 University of Minnesota, Duluth and clinching the WCHA title outright. After tying the first game in a 1-1 shootout Saturday, the Badgers came out hungry on Sunday as they torched the Bulldogs for eight goals in an 8-0 shutout.With the impressive performance on Senior Day Sunday, the Badgers secured their second straight conference title and the program’s sixth all-time since the program’s beginning in 1999. Though they earned the regular season title, head coach Mark Johnson knows the season is not over yet, he said at a Monday night news conference.“Even though we clinched the championship, in the bigger picture, there’s still a lot of things at stake,” Johnson said. “Depending on the outcome of the two games this weekend, they can certainly have ramifications of things down the road.”Women’s hockey: Roque takes home Rookie of the Week honors at right timeThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team just keeps collecting regular season accolades as freshman forward Abby Roque earned Rookie Read…Junior forward Baylee Wellhausen led the Badgers’ 8-point effort, had her first college career hat trick and her 14th goal on the season. Johnson had only good things to say about Wellhausen.“I’ve known her a long time, and when she comes into the rink, she always seems to be happy and upbeat,” Johnson said. “I’m really happy for her, she works hard, she’s a great kid, does well in the classroom, and it’s really enjoyable to see her get rewarding.”The regular season WCHA crown, however, should mean more to the Badgers than the impressive sweep this weekend. Every season Wisconsin has finished atop the historic conference they have reached the NCAA championship game, outside of last year in which they lost to rival Minnesota University in the Frozen Four.With a eight-goal beatdown of the second best team in the country, this senior-dominated squad looks poised to win the program’s first championship since 2010 and their fifth overall. The road to that title, however, will run through the Gophers as it always does.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin hosts No. 2 Minnesota Duluth in battle for top spotThis weekend showcases a matchup between the two best teams in the nation as the No. 1 University of Wisconsin Read…Johnson and the Badgers will have another chance to test out their future championship goals against that No. 4 Minnesota squad this weekend. The teams met earlier this year in Madison and the Badgers split the series. This time the Badgers look to keep it rolling into the playoffs with a series sweep in Minneapolis.It will mark the sixth time this season the Badgers face a top-10 team. Wisconsin is 7-2-1 against top 10 teams this year.“I think we’ve played, by far, the hardest schedule of any team in Division 1 hockey,” Johnson said.Minnesota has been in the top five in the rankings all season long, and will by no means be an easy series win. The season’s second Border Battle series will take place in Minneapolis on Saturday and Sunday, both games at 3 p.m. CT.