Help First Responders by Securing Your Boat
Hartford Emergency Communications Center is asking residents to secure their boats, canoes, and kayaks so they don’t go astray. With the recent rains and more forecasted, the communications center is asking the public to secure anything that is on or by a river. If your boat goes for a ride without anyone in it, they ask that you notify your local Police and Fire Departments. The communications center does not want to put first responders’ lives in danger in the fast moving waters to check for someone if a boat is empty. Hartford Emergency Communication Center will always err on the side of life safety and send teams of people out. If you report a boat going down a river that you think needs assistance, please stay put and wait for the responders to meet to point out exactly where the boat was or is located.
Man Arrested for Murder of Concord Woman
A 20-year-old man was arrested yesterday for the stabbing murder of Sabrina Galusha in Concord on Wednesday night. Daswan Jette of Concord and Boston, MA, was charged with alternate counts of second-degree murder. Galusha was found in a car on North Street and pronounced dead at a local hospital. Investigators believe the stabbing occurred outside at the Penacook Place Apartments at 36 Pinehurst Street in Concord.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Ms. Galusha today and determined that her cause of death was a stab wound to the chest and her manner of death is homicide.
Jette is expected to be arraigned on the charges at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Merrimack County Superior Court.
NH Best State For Kids To Be Kids
NH is the best state in the U.S. for children to be children. That is according to a report “Stolen Childhood” from Save The Children. The report was released to coincide with June 1st, recognized as International Children’s Day. Stolen Childhood found at least 700 million children worldwide have their promise of a full childhood brought to an early end. Reasons vary from extreme violence and conflict, early marriage and pregnancy; child labor; poor health; malnutrition, food insecurity, and not having the chance to go to school.
The U.S. ranks 36th, between Bosnia and Russia, well behind other developed nations, including Norway, France, and the United Kingdom, and also lagging behind Portugal, Spain, Japan, Lithuania, and Greece. However, NH ranked first in the US followed by Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont, while childhood is most threatened in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Oklahoma, respectively.
The U.S. Complement ranked all 50 states on five key factors that can end childhood in America, infant mortality, child homicide and suicide, adolescent birth, child food insecurity, and children not graduating high school on time. A link to download the full report at http://www.EndofChildhood.org.
VT AG Starts Spam Busters
Vermont’s Attorney General is joining with power companies, retailers to protect residents from scammers posing as utilities. The Vermont AG’s office announced yesterday the start of “Scam Busters”, a campaign reminding people to stop, ask, and confirm before making any payment to avoid being scammed.
These scammers call residents and businesses demanding immediate payment for electricity with a credit card, pre-paid card or money order. Utilities report these scams are increasing and scammers are becoming more sophisticated and tech savvy in scams. To raise awareness and protect Vermonters, the Attorney General’s office started the “Scam Buster” campaign, reminding people to stop, ask, and confirm before they make any payment to avoid being scammed. Businesses including Wal-Mart and CVS will put up posters and make sure employees are on alert for people who come in needing to buy a pre-paid card to pay a utility bill.
The Attorney General advises Vermonters who may be targets of scamming activity to report it to the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) at 1-800-649-2424.