Attorney: Epstein Victims Want Notice of Estate Plans

first_imgEven though Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims were not aware that he made a deal with prosecutors to avoid a long prison sentence a decade ago, an attorney who is representing some of those individuals just filed court papers that prevent Epstein’s estate from being divided up without the lawyer’s knowledge.Fort Lauderdale attorney Bradley Edwards submitted the paperwork on Wednesday, although legal proceedings have not yet been filed over Epstein’s fortune.The financier and former Palm Beach resident was not married and did not have children, although he is survived by a brother, as well as a niece and nephew.Lisa Bloom, a Los Angeles-based attorney representing another two victims, has also filed a request asking for Epstein’s assets to be frozen.In a process called a “caveat,” Florida law allows interested parties who want to prevent an estate from being administered without their knowledge to file papers requiring that they be notified when a probate case is actually filed. A judge may not appoint someone to handle the estate until that notification is made.Epstein reportedly hanged himself in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center last Saturday morning.Although his death ends the criminal case against him, legal proceedings over his fortune, estimated to be at least $500 million, are expected to continue for some time.Epstein did not declare his Palm Beach home, which he had owned since 1990, as his homestead. Rather, court papers show that he claimed his legal residence was one of two islands that he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He also owned a townhouse in Manhattan that is valued at $77 million, in addition to at least one aircraft.last_img read more

New Credit Card Threat at the Gas Pumps

first_imgAhead of the busy holiday travel period, Visa is warning of a new kind of attack on your personal credit card information at the gas pump and it’s undetectable.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The company warned that an elite hacking group known as FIN8 is gaining access to the gas stations point of sales network through phishing scams; in one incident they sent a malicious link to an employee.Once inside the network, the hackers then remotely obtain credit card information from the pumps.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The safest way to protect yourself is to pay inside with cash.Next, if your card has a chip in it, use that method to pay instead of swiping the magnetic stripe as data sent by the chip is generally encrypted so the hacker’s software can’t steal your info.last_img read more

A dog stayed by side of a 3-year-old who wandered away from home

first_imgThe Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office says a 3-year-old boy who wandered away from his home has been reunited with his family thanks to their family dog and a helpful neighbor.Police received a call from the boy’s mother who told officials her 3-year-old son was playing outside with his siblings and wandered away. The mother said that the family’s dog, Buddy, was also missing and believed to be with the child.Deputies, along with K9 units from Suwannee Correctional Institution, searched for the boy around their home. Shortly after the search, a nearby neighbor called 911 and said that he found a small child and dog in the woods, but the dog wouldn’t let him get near the child.“Fortunately, we were able to reunite the child with his mother, thanks in part to ‘man’s best friend’ and an alert neighbor,” deputies wrote on Facebook.last_img read more

Final Tests of Potential COVID-19 Vaccines to Set Begin Next Month

first_imgThe first experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. will begin a major study next month, in order to prove whether it can actually prevent the virus.Moderna Inc. said on Thursday that the vaccine it is developing with the National Institutes of Health will be tested in about 30,000 people in the U.S.Some of those individuals will receive the real shot, while others will get a dummy shot, as scientists track which group ends up with the most infections.Across the world, about a dozen potential COVID-19 vaccines are still in the early stages of testing.The NIH expects to help several other shots move into testing studies this summer, including one made by Oxford University.If all goes well, “there will be potential to get answers” on which vaccines work by the end of the year, says Dr. John Mascola, who directs NIH’s vaccine research center.We just announced an update on late-stage development of our vaccine (mRNA-1273) against COVID-19. Read more:— Moderna (@moderna_tx) June 11, 2020 The vaccine that is made by the NIH and Moderna contains no actual virus.Instead, those shots actually have the genetic code for the protein that coats the surface of the virus.The body’s cells then use that code to make some harmless spike protein to which the immune system reacts, to prepare for the possibility of the real virus.Moderna Inc. has not yet published results of how their shots fared in smaller, earlier-stage studies.Even without proof that any potential vaccine could work, companies and governments are stockpiling millions of doses, to be ready to vaccinate as soon as they have answers.For example, a U.S. program called “Operation Warp Speed” aims to have 300 million doses on hand by January.last_img read more

Organization asks Biden to Draft Michelle Obama as his VP

first_imgAn organization is encouraging presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to pick Michelle Obama as his Vice Presidential running mate. The “Draft Michelle Obama for VP” organization wrote an open letter to Biden Tuesday suggesting he extend a formal invitation to her join him on his campaign ticket. The letter says the former First Lady has the power to assure a win over President Trump but to also bring together a divided nation. The “Committee to Draft Michelle Obama for VP” is working to build “substantial grassroots support for a potential Michelle Obama candidacy,” members say.— ABC News (@ABC) May 6, 2020 It goes on to say Biden cannot afford to take any chances and needs the strongest ticket possible which they believe would be with Mrs. Obama as his VP.last_img read more

Police search for missing 11-year-old girl last seen in Tampa

first_imgMartin Ical Authorities are searching for a missing 11-year-old girl who was last seen in the 2700 block of Chestnut Street in Tampa on Saturday.Police say 11-year-old Darirlyn Ical was last seen wearing a black hoodie with red and white stripes down the sleeves and a pair of blue jeans.According to authorities, she is listed at 4-foot-9 and weighs about 80 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.Police believe she could be with 28-year-old Martin Ical who is described as 28 years old and is listed at approximately 5-foot-2 and weighs about 110 pounds. Authorities did not specify Martin and Darirlyn’s relationship. However, they did say they believe she could be in danger.If you have information, please contact the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130 or 911.last_img

Tigers Narrowly Escape Orono

first_img This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 ORONO — Lona Sargent doubled, singled and drove in two runs to help the Tigers to a 6-5 win over the Orono Red Riots.Sarah Leighton singled and later scored on a single by Ashley Pennartz in the sixth inning to provide the winning margin for the Tigers. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img

Trojans crush Old Town, look ahead to rematch

first_imgOLD TOWN — Surging ahead by 35 points at halftime, the Mount Desert Island Trojans team went on to defeat Old Town 42-22 Friday in their last regular season football game.The host Coyotes won the coin toss on their new Victory Field, and elected to defer. The Trojans received the kickoff and never looked back.The two teams will meet again Friday at 7 p.m. in Bar Harbor in an Eastern Maine Class C quarterfinal.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020 MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) Latest Postscenter_img Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020 Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. Biolast_img read more

High school volleyball roundup

first_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Ellsworth got off to a strong start, besting Bucksport 25-15 in the first game of the match.The Golden Bucks rebounded to win the next two games, 25-18 and 25-17, before Ellsworth got the equalizer with a lopsided 25-8 fourth game win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut the Bucks rallied in the decisive final contest to eke out a 17-15 win.For Bucksport, Holly Judkins led the team with six aces and four digs. Joy Fitzgerald had five aces and two digs, Chloe Stubbs had two aces and eight digs and Whitney Gaudet had three aces and two digs.Sarah Shelton led Ellsworth with 17 kills, four aces and two digs. Delaney Sargent had nine aces, three kills and three digs; Sammy Mason had five kills and three digs; Rachel Bunker had six kills and five aces; Alexa Grant had six aces; and Liz Perry had five aces.With wins this week over Bucksport, Washington Academy and Calais the 7-0 Mount Desert Island Trojans maintained their tenuous hold on the top spot in the state Class A standings.The Trojans lead 6-0 Greely by just one point.The 4-4 Ellsworth Eagles currently are ranked fourth in the Class A standings, and in Class B, the 2-3 Sumner Tigers are sixth.In earlier action:Washington Academy 3, Ellsworth 1The Raiders of Washington Academy rallied from a first game loss to win the next three in a 3-1 victory over the Eagles on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Ellsworth.Ellsworth took the first game 25-14, but the Raiders went on to post game scores of 26-24, 25-20 and 25-23.For the Eagles, Sarah Shelton had eight aces and 15 kills, Maddie Dow had two assists and four blocks and Alexa Grant had five assists.Calais 3, Sumner 2The Tigers won the first two games only to see the Calais Blue Devils rally for a 3-2 win on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Calais.For the Tigers, Amie O’Hara had three aces and two digs; Kiandra Barnes had three aces and a dig; Tianah Johnson had one aces, seven digs and three tips; Julia Tardy had two aces, 10 digs and a kill; and Emily Martin had three aces, two digs, a kill and two tips.MDI 3, Bucksport 0The Trojans continued their winning ways on Wednesday, Sept. 18, downing the Bucksport Golden Bucks by lopsided game scores of  25-9, 25-13 and 25-6.MDI 3, Washington Academy 1Sarah Phelps led the way as the Trojans remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over the Washington Academy Raiders on Friday.Phelps had 12 aces, 6 kills, one assist and six digs. Camilla Thomassen-Tai had three aces, a kill and six digs; Riley Mooers had four aces, a kill and 18 assists; and Kayla Ray had five aces, four kills and a dig.Sumner 3, Narraguagus 1The Tigers notched their second win, downing the Narraguagus Knights 3-1 on Friday in Sullivan by game scores of 25-20, 16-25, 25-18 and 25-22.For Sumner, O’Hara had three aces, three digs and two blocks; Tardy had seven aces, two kills and 12 digs; Barnes had five aces, two kills and a dig; Johnson had six aces, nine digs and three tips; and Martin had four aces, eight digs and three tips.Bucksport 3, Calais 1The Golden Bucks dropped the first game 15-25, then reeled of wins of 25-20, 25-14 and 25-20 over the Calais Blue Devils on Friday in Calais.For Bucksport, Holly Judkins had three aces, 11 digs, an assist and a kill; Joy Fitzgerald had five aces and two kills; Natalie Gray had four kills and an assist; Chloe Stubbs had five aces, two digs and a kill; and Whitney Gaudet had three aces, five assists and two digs.MDI 3, Calais 0The Trojans claimed their seventh win, downing the Calais Blue Devils by game scores of 25-10, 25-13 and 25-14 on Saturday in Calais.For the Trojans, Phelps had nine aces, four kills and a dig; Elise Robertson had four kills; Ray had 13 aces and two kills; and Mooers had five aces, a kill and 11 assists. Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fenceviewer Staff Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Senior Kayla Ray, right, of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity volleyball team sets up a shot Friday in a match with Washington Academy. Teammate Camilla Thomassen-Tai stands by.ELLSWORTH — The Bucksport Golden Bucks moved into second place in the state Class B volleyball standings on Tuesday with a close 3-2 win over the Class A Ellsworth Eagles. Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

Ellsworth cheering squad edges Hermon for second at state championship

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School cheerleading squad edged five-time defending state champion Hermon for second place in the Class B state championship on Saturday in Bangor.Both teams finished with 79.9 points, but Ellsworth earned the runner-up title from the technical scores that serve as a tiebreaker. Old Town won with 81.3 points, narrowly beating its two regional rivals for the team’s first state championship since 2000.Medomak Valley — the Class B South champion — came in a close fourth with 77 points. Presque Isle placed fifth with 70.2 points, and John Bapst took sixth of 12 schools with 64.3.Members of the Ellsworth squad include Belle Albert, Hailey McCabe, Emily Young, Victoria Page Jackson, Carlotta Osanna, Danielle White, Maya McCabe, Piper Hardison, Lindsay Bland, Madisyn Harmon, Gabriella Morse, Olivia Robidoux, Molly McCarthy, Kristen Omlor and coaches Melanie Omlor-Fox and Kathryn Dickens.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlso for Hancock County, Sumner took seventh with 61.1 points in the Class C competition, and Deer Isle-Stonington finished sixth with 53.2 points in Class D.Find photos of this event here.last_img read more