Woman charged in Tennessee officer’s killing would ‘undo it 10,000 times over’

first_imgWKRN(NASHVILLE) — The woman charged in connection with a Tennessee police officer’s death was forced to participate in his slaying last month after the accused shooter assaulted her and threatened to kill her children, she said in a jailhouse interview.Erika Castro-Miles said Steven Wiggins shot Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Daniel Baker May 30 when the officer approached their vehicle and Wiggins threatened her if she disobeyed him.“All of a sudden, I saw Steven’s arm came across and his elbow hit my throat and he said to me, ‘If you say anything or you scream, it will be you next.’ So, I kept my mouth shut, and he threatened my kids as well, so I kept my mouth shut,” Castro-Miles told ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV Monday. “All I heard was gunshots. As I looked in the side mirror I saw the deputy run to the back of the vehicle and Steven got out of the vehicle and hearing more gunshots.“I heard it, but I didn’t see it. I didn’t know he was going to do this. I didn’t know he had a gun. He told me and swore up and down that he got rid of it,” she added.Police captured Wiggins last Friday after offering as much as $46,000 for information about his whereabouts. Once in custody, he told authorities that he shot Baker after the deputy discovered he was using a stolen car, according to federal investigators.Wiggins and Castro-Miles were both charged with first-degree murder in the officer’s death, but she said she never wanted to participate. It’s unclear whether they have entered pleas.Castro-Miles called Wiggins a “monster” who would often become abusive when he was intoxicated.“He’s very violent when he’s on drugs. The whole day before was non-stop screaming, yelling and trying to get out,” Castro-Miles said. “Every time I tried to get out of the car, he’d speed up. He punched me in the chest and slapped me in the head.”Baker, 32, was later found dead inside his patrol car about two or three miles away from the initial scene, according to police. He leaves behind a wife and young daughter.“This is one of our best deputies,” Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe told reporters after the shooting. “He’s a supervisor. He’s worked his way up to sergeant on patrol, and he’s one of the ones who put it all on the line every day to keep our community safe. He was doing that again today with a call about a suspicious vehicle.”Castro-Miles said it hurts to know that the slain officer would be leaving behind a family.“I am so sorry,” she told WKRN. “I would undo it 10,000 times over … I would undo it every single day of my life if I had to.“I don’t know what else to say. It just hurts. I’m so sorry to know that this little girl won’t have her dad around. I’m so sorry this is happening.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgSPONSORED BY DEFENSE ATTORNEY IVAN ARNAEZ.DON’T GO TO COURT ALONE. CALL IVAN ARNAEZ @ 812-424-6671.Below is a list of felony cases that were filed by the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.Jacob Thomas Broshears Battery against a public safety official, Level 6 felony Criminal trespass, Class A misdemeanorPublic intoxication, Class B misdemeanorLarry Eugene Norman III Battery by means of a deadly weapon, Level 5 felony Intimidation, Level 5 felonyMichael Landon Lynch Domestic battery, Level 6 felonySamantha Dawn Pointer Unlawful possession of a syringe, Level 6 felony Possession of paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanorRomell Lonnel Frieson Possession of an altered handgun, Level 5 felony Theft of a firearm, Level 6 felonyCarrying a handgun without a license, Class A misdemeanorDustin Joseph Anglin Dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, Level 2 felonyJacob Daniel Briggs Dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, Level 2 felonyMatthew Steven Meredith Invasion of privacy, Level 6 felonyAttempted residential entry, Level 6 felonyMonica Lynn Embry Theft, Level 6 felonyTerry Joseph Kellems Theft, Level 6 felonyWayne Givens Below Theft, Level 6 felonyTimothy Edward Huffman Jr. Dealing in methamphetamine, Level 2 felonyUnlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, Level 4 felonyUnlawful possession of a syringe, Level 6 felonyResisting law enforcement, Class A misdemeanorPossession of marijuana, Class B misdemeanorPossession of paraphernalia, Class C misdemeanorLonnie Lee Chism Operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator, Level 6 felonyTimothy Noel Richards Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Level 6 felonyFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Music Festivals Of 2017

first_imgAs the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the wild ride and whirlwind that was 2017. For this series of Live For Live Music staff picks, we’ll be reliving many of the glorious musical moments from the past year. We’ve already taken a look at a select few of the awesome jams, bust outs, and live covers that went down this year, and today, we’re revisiting our staff’s favorite music festivals of 2017. Enjoy!L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Jams Of 2017L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Bust Outs Of 2017L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Live Covers Of 2017Suwannee Hulaween | Spirit of Suwannee Music Park | Live Oak, Florida | 10/27-29, 2017Over Halloween weekend, musicians, artists, and costumed revelers descended on The Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, for the 5th annual Suwanee Hulaween. Building off host-band String Cheese Incident‘s long-running cover-centric Halloween tradition, promoters Silver Wrapper Presents, Paul Levine, and the amazing dedicated staff at Suwannee have transformed Hulaween into one of the best festivals on the calendar. A combination of factors—the right venue (the incomparable Suwannee), time of year (fall hoodie season), holiday (Halloween), and hosts (SCI)—have allowed this festival to grow organically, and as a result, this year’s event marks the first ever sell-out at the music park, with Suwannee hosting 20,000 fans for the weekend this year.This year’s event had several exciting moments, including Phish bassist Mike Gordon‘s surprise sit-in with The Benevento/Russo Duo, Umphrey’s McGee’s jaw-dropping cover of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” by Pink Floyd, a sit-in from The Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner with Spafford, and a stand-out set from Portugal. The Man. The festival also hosted the String Cheese Incident’s “Night of the Loving Dead”-themed spectacle set, where the band covered Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, Led Zeppelin, and so many more. Check out our full list of “Best Things We Saw At Suwannee Hulaween” here.You can also watch Greensky Bluegrass dedicate a 20-Minute “Bring Out Your Dead” to a random EDM fan; The String Cheese Incident debut a Beats Antique collab; Ween’s festival-closing set at the Amphitheater Stage; Tank And The Bangas’s heart-warming performance; Mike Gordon’s entire jam-packed set; The Benevento/Russo Duo’s entire reunion; The Nth Power’s tribute to Bob Marley; and Run The Jewels’ set. Ain’t no place like Hulaween! Brooklyn Comes Alive |Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Schimanski | 9/23-24, 2017In September, the third-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive took over three beloved venues in Williamsburg (Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Schimanski), bringing with it a stacked lineup featuring once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, tribute sets, and all-star supergroups. Over one hundred artists were brought together to see their passion projects come to life, honor their musical heroes, and improvise with their friends and peers, with more than thirty-five sets taking place across the festival’s two full days of music.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive pushed the boundaries of a traditional music festival. By taking some of the most talented artists from our favorite bands and grouping them into dream collaborations–almost like a fantasy sports league–Brooklyn Comes Alive succeeded in creating a highly unique and memorable weekend of musical community and camaraderie that proved to be far greater than the sum of its (already fantastic) parts.Some of our favorite moments included when Scott Sharrard, Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico from moe., Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy, Joey Porter from The Motet, Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier, Dave Harrington, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and more played tribute to the Allman Brothers Band; members of moe. & Aqueous performed as “moe.queous”; James Casey, Natalie Cressman, Felix Pastorius, & more covered SBTRKT; members of The Motet, Trey Anastasio Band, & more played the music of Jamiroquai; George Porter Jr., Skerik, and Mike Dillon explored the far reaches of funk; Hayley Jane’s epic tribute to 90’s female rockers; the debut performance of Matador! Soul Sounds featuring members of The New Mastersounds and Soulive; and Roosevelt Collier and members of Snarky Puppy’s Get Down Set.For a set-by-set breakdown of all the happenings at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, click here. The Peach Music Festival | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA | 8/10-13, 2017Since its inception, The Peach Music Festival has quickly become one of the most beloved music festivals of the summer. The festival has become known as an Allman Brothers Band extended family gathering, with each rendition boasting an enviable lineup that frequently taps members of the band and their various side projects. This year, during what has undoubtedly been a difficult year following the tragic losses of Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman, the festival put together a special tribute set featuring friends and family from the ABB lineage.The master and former ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell (currently with The Rolling Stones) led the tribute as musical director, alongside ABB members Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, and Marc Quiñones. The tribute also saw performances by Butch’s nephew and Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks; Gregg’s son, guitarist Devon Allman; former ABB guitarist Jack Pearson; rising guitarist and vocalist Marcus King; WSP guitarist Jimmy Herring (who once toured with ABB in 2000); keyboardist Bruce Katz (who has toured with both Butch and Gregg’s bands and Les Brers); Lamar Williams Jr., son of former bassist Lamar Williams and vocalist of Les Brers; guitarist Pat Bergeson of Les Brers; musical director of the Gregg Allman Band and guitarist Scott Sharrard; GAB keyboardist Pete Levin; Berry Oakley Jr., son of original ABB bassist Berry Oakley; and Butch Trucks’s son and guitarist Vaylor Trucks. To say the least, it was magical.  Enjoy the audio from the set here.This year’s festival also included two nights from heavy-hitters Widespread Panic (highlighted by sit-ins from Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and Marcus King), My Morning Jacket (who played “Sweet Melissa” by the Allman Brothers Band), two sets from Umphrey’s McGees (who welcomed The Turkuaz Horns), two sets from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce with Chaka Khan, as well as a set from Gov’t Mule & Friends, featuring John Scofield, Marcus King, Jack Pearson, Chuck Leavell, Marc Quiñones, Jimmy Herring, John Bell, and more. Butch’s final project, Les Brers, also performed a similar set of ABB homage on Sunday afternoon, closing an epic weekend of ongoing respect. Videos of Les Brers’ set can be found here. All in all, Peach Music Festival provided a fantastic spread of jam band favorites. We can’t wait for next year! Dominican Holidaze | Breathless & Now Onyx | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 12/1-5, 2017One of the best parts of going to a music festival is the element of escape. Cloud 9 Adventures brings that part of the experience to a whole new level with their season of destination music festivals. Dominican Holidaze places itself at the top of our list, as its relaxing nature mixed with its intimate setting welcomes the best of times. The all-inclusive resort(s) allow for comfort, luxury, and full-on rage, with beach and pool-side stages only steps away from your room, and restaurants galore.We danced in the sand and relaxed in paradise as Umphrey’s McGee (x3), STS9 (x3), The Disco Biscuits (x3), GRiZ , Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus , The Motet, TAUK, Spafford, Sunsquabi, Wolf + Lamb, Brendan Bayliss (Poolside Set), and a free-form jazz improv set with Alana Rocklin of STS9, Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee, and members of The Motet provided the ultimate soundtrack to our vacation.Especially in December, there’s nothing quite like Dominican Holidaze. Some of our favorite memories were when The Motet‘s horn section (Gabe Mervine and Drew Sayers) joined The Disco Biscuits for a cover of David Bowie‘s party classic “Let’s Dance”, and then again when the Motet’s horns, guitarist (Ryan Jalbert), and vocalist (Lyle Divinsky) joined TAUK later in the evening on Saturday night. Plus, on Sunday, Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss joined the Disco Biscuits on a cover of Prince’s “Controversy”. While the unique collaborations are certainly highlights, Dominican Holidaze is really about the vibe. We have a feeling that visiting the Dominican Republic in December will become a tradition for years to come!center_img See you in 2018! LOCKN’ Music Festival | Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/24-27, 2017LOCKN’, a 4-day music festival with an emphasis on world class music, locally sourced food, and sustainability, is held annually at the Infinity Downs Farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in Central Virginia. For its fifth year, the festival unveiled massive improvements to the site that made for the best event yet, and all those who attended the 2017 event agree that they are for the better. Event organizers changed the layout of the venue to just the Downs area, drastically improving sight lines and helping to create a more centralized environment for attendees to get around. The Blue Ridge Bowl was re-equipped to hold both the Main Stage and Relix Stage, allowing for easier foot traffic between the two.With the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, only a short 45 minutes away, earlier in the week before the festival, positive vibes and celebration of music could not have happened at a better and more needed time. Many attendees wore purple, as well as purple ribbons, in remembrance of Heather Heyer, who lost her life during the Charlottesville attack. The vibe around the venue felt like a giant hug of love and acceptance, no matter what your background, making for a truly interlocking musical event for the entire music community.There were so many magical moments that filled our heart, including when The String Cheese Incident welcomed members of Umphrey’s McGee for an Allman Brothers Band cover; My Morning Jacket’s Jim James joined Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for a Jane’s Addiction cover; Bob Weir joined Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for five whole songs; DJ Logic and Bob Weir jammed together in a special VIP set; Phil.moe. welcomed Bob Weir, Grahame Lesh, members of The Revivalists, and more for a heart-warming set; Bob Weir and Phil Lesh welcomed Joe Russo, Grahame Lesh, & Elliott Peck at the VIP Set; Gov’t Mule’s Led Zeppelin collaborations with Ann Wilson; Bob Weir and The Avett Brothers’ full set together; Phil Lesh & Warren Haynes’ masterful “New Minglewood Blues”; and, of course, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, & Nicki Bluhm’s Triumphant “Terrapin Suite”. It doesn’t get much better than LOCKN’. We can’t wait to find out what’s in store for 2018!last_img read more

President Trump To Meet With Governor Cuomo Today

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Andrea Hanks, White House / Gabriel López Albarrán, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.WASHINGTON – President Trump is expected to meet with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the White House today to discuss infrastructure.Cuomo announced the meeting on Tuesday. He wants his state to partner with the federal government to tackle several infrastructure projects.Those include a New Penn Station, a train link to Laguardia Airport, rebuilding train tunnels under the Hudson River, and expanding the Second Avenue Subway.Trump has expressed openness to infrastructure projects amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Trump and Cuomo have known each other for years and have a hot-and-cold relationship.This will be the third time the two leaders have met at the White House this year.last_img read more

Serbia’s first utility-scale wind farm to open in October

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Belgian renewable energy firm Elicio NV said on Friday its 42 megawatt (MW) Alibunar wind farm in northern Serbia will start operating in October and help the Balkan country diversify its energy mix and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The wind farm, which has 21 wind turbines provided by German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, is the first large-scale farm to connect on Serbia’s grid. Elicio NV already operates the 8 MW Malibunar wind farm in Serbia.The Alibunar farm, was built at a cost of 80 million euros ($93.60 million), financed mainly through a syndicated loan provided by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a number of commercial banks, a spokeswoman for Elicio’s Serbian branch told Reuters.The project will help reduce Serbia’s carbon emissions by more than 120,000 tonnes per year.She said the company has earned a status of a temporary privileged electricity producer and signed a power purchase agreement with the state-run power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) for 12 years.Serbia, which produces 70 percent of its energy from coal and the rest from hydropower, aims to generate 27 percent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2020. The country’s energy minister said this week it will have 500 MW of installed wind power capacity by 2020.More: Serbia’s first large-scale wind farm to start in October Serbia’s first utility-scale wind farm to open in Octoberlast_img read more

PAHO director outlines five-year platform

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of PAHO The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, has presented her proposed platform for the next five years.The Dominican-born health expert will assume another five-year term on February 1, 2018, as director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB) following her formal election at the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference to be held in Washington DC from September 25-29.Etienne has been PASB Director since February 1, 2013, and according to the PAHO Constitution, she can be re-elected for a second five-year term.PAHO said her candidacy was the only one that was presented by member states when they met on Friday, June 30.President of the PAHO Executive Committee, Ruben A. Nieto, of Argentina, moderated the forum on Friday, during which Etienne “presented her platform, her policy priorities and the financial and programmatic direction she proposed for the organization”.Etienne made a 30-minute oral presentation, which was followed by an hour question-and-answer session with member states, in accordance with the rules governing the election of the director.Etienne was elected PAHO director by member states of the organization on September 19, 2012, and began her five-year term on February 1, 2013.From March 2008 until November 1, 2012, she served as Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.Prior to that, she led five technical areas: Health Systems and Services; Technology, Health Care and Research; Health Surveillance and Disease Management; Family and Community Health; and Sustainable Development and Environmental Health.During her tenures at WHO and PAHO, Etienne led the efforts to renew primary health care and to strengthen health systems, based on primary health care, promoting integration and improved functioning of health systems.last_img read more

NBA trade deadline: Bucks acquire Nikola Mirotic from Pelicans

first_img NBA trade deadline update: Anthony Davis intends to test free agency in 2020, report says The Bucks have added another big man who can stretch the floor.Milwaukee has acquired forward Nikola Mirotic from the Pelicans, according to ESPN. 16.7 & 8.3 – Nikola Mirotic is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season, making him one of just four players this season to average at least 15 PPG and 8 RPG in under 30 minutes per game. Efficient. pic.twitter.com/N7TSwmWsIT— OptaLarry🏀 (@OptaLarry) February 7, 2019He is making a career-high 2.7 shots from 3-point range per game. Sources with Zach Lowe: Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019The Pelicans will receive Stanley Johnson and Jason Smith in return. The trade will also include four second-round picks, according to the New York Times. There will be one in 2019, two in 2020 and another in 2021.Mirotic is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Pelicans this season while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor and 36.8 percent from 3-point range.He is one of just four players in the NBA this season to be averaging at least 15 points and eight rebounds in less than 30 minutes per game, according to Opta. Related News NBA trade deadline: Rockets acquire Iman Shumpert, move Brandon Knight in 3-team deallast_img read more