Father of missing 1-year-old named suspect in her mother’s murder

first_imgAnsonia Police Department(ANSONIA, Conn.) — Police believe a Connecticut man could be connected to his girlfriend’s murder and the disappearance of their 1-year-old daughter. Jose Morales, 43, was named as a suspect in the murder of Christine Holloway, 43, on Tuesday, more than two weeks after she was found dead in her Ansonia home. Their daughter, Vanessa, has not been seen since. Morales was arrested Dec. 3 in New Haven on an unrelated weapons charge, but police in Ansonia said they have reason to believe that he could be connected to the infant’s disappearance and her mother’s murder.Officers with the Ansonia Police Department said the two were in a relationship, but they did not offer details on how he might be connected to the murder and disappearance. Morales has a long criminal history with an array of charges, including those for larceny, drug distribution and violation of a protective order. “Finding Vanessa and bringing her home safely is our main priority. We are not looking to arrest or start criminal proceedings against whoever has Vanessa; we just want her returned to her family,” the department said in a statement Tuesday. “It is imperative that we find Vanessa, a one-year old child who is wholly dependent on others for her care and well-being and we know locating Vanessa would bring a sense of relief to her family.” The department declined to say if charges were pending, citing fears of jeopardizing the ongoing investigation, but said it was “building a case” against him.Holloway’s family remembered her as a loving day care educator who had a passion for teaching and nurturing young children, according to her obituary. She was the eldest of five children and the first person in her family to graduate from college, the obituary said. “She had the patience of a saint and would do anything for anyone,” according to her obituary. “She was a loving and caring mother to her precious daughter Vanessa. They were inseparable.” Earlier this month, Ansonia Police Lt. Patrick Lynch said investigators were following several leads into both the homicide and missing child.Local and federal agencies shared Vanessa’s picture on social media, begging for the public’s help in locating her. Anyone who had contact with Morales or saw him between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 is asked to contact the FBI tip line at 203-503-5555 or the Ansonia Police Department at 203-735-1885 or through Tip411. Morales was being held on a $250,000 bond on charges of criminal possession of a pistol, a felony. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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ASCA PEE WEE GIRLS BASKETBALL

first_imgAll Saints Catholic Academy PeeWee girls basketball team is off to the playoffs for the Catholic Youth Organization Athletic league. These girls have competed against other catholic schools throughout the county of Union. All their hard work and dedication has surely paid off. Special thanks to their coaches: Coach Brenna and Coach Mike for being such great coaches. Good luck to all the Panthers teams that have made it this far. ×last_img

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Documentary on Larry Kramer to Coincide with Release of HBO Adaptation of The Normal Heart

first_imgLarry Kramer is set to be the subject of an HBO documentary that will coincide with the debut of the HBO adaptation of his play The Normal Heart. Directed by Jean Carlomusto, the documentary will be an intimate look at the life and work of the acclaimed playwright, novelist and essayist, spotlighting his work as an iconic LGBT rights activist and co-founder of ACT UP, an advocacy group working to improve the lives of people with AIDS. The Normal Heart debuted at the Public Theater on April 21, 1985, starring the late Brad Davis as Ned. It was revived at the Public in April 2004, with Raul Esparza as Ned. The show’s Broadway premiere, starring Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey and Ellen Barkin, opened on April 27, 2011, and won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. HBO’s The Normal Heart, directed by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and written by Kramer, will premiere in May. The cast includes Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Joe Mantello, Denis O’Hare, B.D. Wong and Joel Grey.   Star Files View Comments Alec Baldwin Kramer’s other plays include Sissies’ Scrapbook, Just Say No, The Destiny of Me and A Minor Dark Age. His TV and film credits include the Academy Award-nominated film Women in Love. Kramer’s non-fiction works include Faggots, Reports from the Holocaust: The Story of an AIDS Activist and The Tragedy of Today’s Gays. Jim Parsonslast_img read more

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Indiana Legislative Session Starts Tuesday

first_imgState Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) will be in Indianapolis Tuesday.Local lawmakers will return to the Statehouse Tuesday for Organization Day, a one-day event prior to the start of the January 2013 legislative session.State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) indicated that no legislation will take place Tuesday.“It is mostly ceremonial, but it is an important part of getting started,” said Representative Frye. “Organization Day is a time when any changes in committee assignments will be made, and {The Speaker of the House Brian Bosma] will give a speech where he will outline his plans for the upcoming legislative session.”Frye will be among 100 representatives and 50 senators for the 2014 legislative session.“I have several bills drafted for the 2014 legislation,” Representative Frye explained.Soil productivity factors are a rating system used to compare the productive potential of one soil type to the other for property tax purposes. Frye hopes to pass legislation in 2014 that requires legislative approval prior to soil productivity factor changing.“That way, those elected to represent the people, are responsible for any increase or decrease in their taxes,” Frye said.The 1973 Batesville High School graduate will continue listening to citizens in his district.“They can count on me on paying close attention and reaching out to the citizens of House District 67.”The 2014 legislative session could potentially cover the proposal to alter Indiana’s gay marriage ban and reconsideration of state educational standards.House District 67 represents residents of Dearborn, Decatur, Ripley, Jennings, Jefferson and Switzerland counties.last_img read more

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Knutson and Ramirez drop 5th-straight doubles match

first_imgPittsburgh’s Claudia Bartolome and Gabriela Rezende celebrated with fist bumps and a high five when Gabriela Knutson’s backhand went too long. This gave the Panthers a 6-2 win, ultimately culminating into Pittsburgh’s first Atlantic Coast Conference doubles point this season.Knutson looked to the ceiling. Although No. 30 Syracuse (12-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) would go on to defeat Pittsburgh (4-14, 0-11) 5-2, the loss added up to their fifth straight. Just one court over, a banner hung celebrating Knutson and Ramirez’s All-American doubles honors in 2018, the first in program history. This year, the pair, while still receiving a national ranking at No. 90, is 10-8 and hasn’t found the same success that allowed them to finish at No. 8 last season.“They know that they’re a very good team,” head coach Younes Limam said. “And they just need to go and commit to their shots and play with a lot of energy, obviously. But also when you’re returning, when you’re serving, you gotta go and get it and commit to your shots.”The pair was broken early as Pittsburgh gained a 1-0 lead on a Ramirez shot into the net. The Panthers held serve easily. Down 2-0, Knutson shook her hand after a serve that went weak into the net. She shook her head and squinted in a bit of pain.Limam had been aware her right arm had been bothering her even before today’s match and decided to rest her after doubles. Knutson said Thursday her health might be one of the reasons for the slip in the rankings. Between laryngitis and colds, she said she’s had “one, max two weeks” of full being fully healthy.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was hoping that we’d shoot up quicker,” Knutson said Thursday “… I don’t really know what’s missing. It’s kind of up and down.”After being broken again, Knutson and Ramirez got one back. A powerful backhand winner down the line from Knutson made it 30-30. She swung through the next serve, but the Orange pair was able to force a deuce and then win the next.On Ramirez’s serve the pair was up 40-30, but a forehand by Ramirez into the net forced a deuce. This time Pittsburgh came through.“They were playing really good at net,” Ramirez said. “They knew when to poach, when to stay back so it was really tough to get it by them.”Down 4-1, the Orange badly needed a break. Pittsburgh wouldn’t cede it, though, and miscommunication between the Knutson and Ramirez resulted in the final point. A shot fell between them as Ramirez started reaching back but didn’t commit and Knutson didn’t have enough time to then react.The chemistry between the pair has rarely faded, however. Knutson and Ramirez strive to play a mens’ doubles style, staying more aggressive at the net.“Sometimes, even when we had bad matches, we know who we are as a team and what we’re capable of,” Knutson said. “That even if we’re not playing that good, I would not want to choose anyone else.”Syracuse would get one more game back, holding serve, but then failed to break Pittsburgh. Throughout the Orange’s losing streak they played a handful of nationally ranked duos but only one player on the Panther’s roster is currently ranked: Bartolome at No. 125 in singles.Limam knows what his top singles pair is capable of. Confidence, he said, could be playing a role after their recent stretch.“You win a few matches and all of a sudden, you’re rolling, you’re playing with more authority, you’re playing on your terms,” Limam said. “And you lose some matches and everything that you do, you start thinking twice, and the last thing you want to do in tennis, or in any sport is to overthink things.”The pair’s season may not end up as banner worthy as the prior season. But Knutson and Ramirez still serve as the backbone of the team. When they win in doubles, the team is 8-2. The Orange haven’t won a doubles point this season when Ramirez and Knutson fall.“I don’t think we’ve been blown off the court once,” Ramirez said. “So we’re still right there, we’re still a great team and we know that, everyone knows that. So yeah, we’re still doing well.” Comments Published on April 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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