Oklahoma woman accused of embezzling over $60,000 from 75-year-old Camp Fire victim

first_imgButte County Sheriffs Office(TULSA, Okla.) — An Oklahoma woman is accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars in insurance money from an elderly Camp Fire survivor whose home was destroyed in the deadly wildfire, officials said.Brenda Rose Asbury, 29, of Tulsa, embezzled $63,100 from a 75-year-old person who was meant to collect the money as part of an insurance settlement after losing a residence in the 2018 fire, according to a press release from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.Asbury was arrested and charged with elder abuse, embezzlement and grand theft, according to the sheriff’s office.The Camp Fire is the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history, destroying thousands of homes and structures and claiming the lives of 85 people. The blaze ignited in Butte County and burned 153,336 acres for 18 days.Authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Asbury in September of this year.They discovered she lived in Tulsa and coordinated with Oklahoma law enforcement to try and track her down, according to the sheriff’s office.An attorney retained by Asbury later spoke with detectives, who told the attorney that Asbury needed to contact law enforcement immediately.She showed up to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Monday and told them she had been driving the past three days from Oklahoma, the sheriff’s office said.Asbury was subsequently placed under arrest.It was not immediately clear how Asbury came across the money, or if she had a relationship with the victim. Calls to the sheriff’s office were not returned.Asbury did not respond to ABC News for comment. An attorney for her could not be reached.She is expected to be arraigned on Thursday in Butte County Superior Court.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trail Mix – January 2019

first_imgThe Trail Mix resolution for 2019 is pretty simple; great music, every month, for the next twelve months.Trail Mix is diving into the the new year with Old News, the brand new release from Southern roots rockers The Steel Woods. A good friend of mine noted that The Steel Woods were his favorite band of 2018. The new record is serving notice that this band will certainly be a fave of 2019 here, too. Check out “All Of These Years” on this month’s mix.The January mix is proud to feature Parker Gispert, of The Whigs, Pierce Pettis, who returns with his first record in about a decade, and John McCutcheon, noted dulcimer player and folk musician, whose latest release is a collection of tunes by folk icon Pete Seeger.Soul Step Records, a boutique label based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, that is well known for producing stunningly beautiful vinyl, is on the mix with two different releases this month. Check out the brand new tracks from roots rockers This Pine Box and MOVES, a project that has evolved out of long time Trail Mix friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival.Be sure to check out the new cuts from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Balsam Range, The Burney Sisters, Melody Guy, Amelia White, The Delines, Doom Flamingo, Clint Alphin, Bob Sumner, Danny Burns, Terry Ohms, and Madisons.And kick your year off right by following the Trail Mix blog this month. On tap are chats with Andrew Alli, a song premiere from Maya de Vitry, and a ticket giveaway to the January Jams concert series in Abingdon.As always, get out and buy this music. The songs featured here are just hints of the goodness on the full releases. Get out and support the artists who have made Trail Mix so good for so many years.Happy New Year, music lovers! Rhythm Of The Rain Amelia White Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Waiting On Something To Give Danny Burns Wouldn’t Change It For The World Pierce Pettis The Willie Song Madisons 4:42 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Mind Blow Terry Ohms Go Tell a Bird Maya di Vitry 2:37 3:28 4:09 3:27 5:27 My Stomp Andrew Alli & Josh Small 3:38 Radio On Low MOVES Out To California Clint Alphin Dance With Me One More Time This Pine Box Where We Stand The Burney Sisters 3:33 3:10 Get Me Gone Balsam Range 2:17 3:04 Too Dumb To Love Anyone Parker Gispert Cheer Up Charley The Delines 4:13 Embed 4:12 All of These Years The Steel Woods Domingo’s Drive Doom Flamingo I Am The Queen Melody Guy 3:22 Riverbed Bob Sumner Audio PlayerThe DelinesCheer Up CharleyUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:27 3:30 Guantanamera John McCutcheon 3:44 4:19 2:37 3:42 3:53last_img read more

Outside hitter Serratore struggles in transition to libero

first_imgA string of injuries initially forced Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin to shuffle his lineup. But after the Orange repeatedly failed to meet his expectations, Yelin shifted his players around again.In the team’s match against Notre Dame on Sept. 30, Yelin decided to start 5-foot-10-inch outside hitter Nicolette Serratore at libero, a defensive position typically played by some of the shortest athletes.Serratore responded by posting a game-high 12 digs in the loss.“For being her first time at the position she was surprisingly comfortable,” Syracuse assistant coach Stephanie Cantway said. “She was very vocal and a good leader.”Serratore, a sophomore, came into her new role with little experience at the position. She has been trying to find a comfort zone, but success hasn’t come as easily since the match against Notre Dame. Although Serratore has been stellar at times at libero, adjusting to the position has been an up-and-down process.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Defense and serve-receive is challenging,” Serratore said. “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s been a lot of fun.”Serratore tallied a career-high 13 digs in a 3-2 win against South Florida last Friday.She made spectacular diving plays in Syracuse’s 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, but she also botched easy plays.A routine dig off her hands in the second set went flying over the heads of Syracuse’s back row, leaving the Orange scrambling to get the ball over the net instead of setting up an attack. Yelin started senior Zoe Guzman at libero in the third set of the match due to Serratore’s inconsistent play.Yelin stressed Serratore’s ability to be effective at the position is about her focus and confidence. He said she has the physical skills to play like she did at Notre Dame all the time.“She’s 5 (feet) 10 (inches), she has so much size and quickness, and she can cover so much of the floor,” Yelin said. “If she stays in a good mental state, we will be in good shape for the rest of the season.”Serratore has worked to refine the intricacies of her game, dedicating extra time in practice to receiving serves and passing.“I’m just trying to take in everything that the coaches are telling me to work on,” Serratore said. “I’ve been trying to get the most out of every practice to try and get the position down.”Serratore didn’t play the position up to Yelin’s expectations against Pitt, but he’s going to stick with the experiment, and the team is hoping it can rely on her defensive presence for the rest of the season.“We’re all hoping she’ll keep playing the way she played against Notre Dame,” Yelin said. “Even if it’s close, we’re going to be more than happy.” Comments Published on October 9, 2012 at 12:02 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Maryland and Syracuse working on series, Terps’ coach Edsall says

first_imgGREENSBORO, N.C. — Syracuse and Maryland are working on a series for when UMD moves from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big 10 next year, Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall said at the ACC Football Kickoff on Monday.Edsall was a quarterback for the Orange from 1976-1979 and served as an assistant coach in a variety of capacities from 1980-1990. His son, Corey, was a walk-on quarterback and punter at SU in 2011.UMD is playing in its final season before it leaves for the Big 10 and Syracuse is in its first in the ACC. The two teams — two of the northernmost teams in the conference — will play Nov. 9,  their only meeting as conference rivals. The Terps and the Orange will both play in the Atlantic Division this season and were picked by the media to finish fifth and sixth, respectively, at the ACC Football Kickoff.SU head coach Scott Shafer will speak to the media at the ACC  Kickoff at 5:09 p.m. on Monday. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on July 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more