Man Who Threw Girlfriend’s Body Down Well Gets 10-Year Sentence

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) – A man initially charged with murder after his girlfriend’s body was found in a well has pleaded guilty to desecrating her remains by throwing her body into the hole. Perry Pruitt was ordered to spend four years in prison. His 10-year sentence will be suspended if he successfully completes four years of probation. Prosecutors dropped the murder charge against Pruitt after finding evidence Patricia Freeman used cocaine in the 57-year-old’s brain and liver. Authorities say those findings likely meant they couldn’t convince a jury Freeman died after Pruitt may have broken her neck. Neighbors complaining of bad-tasting water led investigators to find Freeman’s body in the Anderson County well in February 2015. Investigators told media outlets they found stockpiles of bottled water when they arrested Pruitt at his home.   Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Help each other

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬ No Christian should ever think that he or she is totally independent and doesn’t need help from others, and no one should feel excused from the task of helping others. The body of Christ—the church—functions only when… The post Help each other appeared first on BayArt.

Colorado National Guard Could Be Next Group Called To Help In Texas

By Stan Bush DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado’s National Guard is on standby to assist with the recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
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“There’s support that we could have on the way in 24 to 72 hours,” said Major Darin Overstreet with the Colorado National Guard.
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Overstreet says Colorado could send Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters to deliver aid and make rescues as well as high-wheeled transport vehicles and Humvees that can navigate the flood waters.
“We do have a lot of experience in the area and we’re happy to help however we can,” said Overstreet. Emergency crews were on the ground in Houston before Harvey made landfall, working around the clock in their life saving missions.
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Colorado’s National Guard may be called in to give those crews rest. “We may be going in as a relief team at some point down the road to get teams in there now out.” Stan Bush is a general assignment reporter at CBS4. His stories can be seen on CBS4 News at 10. Read his bio and follow him on Twitter @StanBushTV.

Mike Montgomery Pitches Cubs Past Pirates 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Montgomery pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and helped himself at the plate, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Montgomery (5-6) struck out four and walked none in his second start since he was inserted into the rotation after Jon Lester was placed on the 10-day disabled list. The left-hander was pulled after Jordy Mercer snapped his 17 1/3-inning scoreless streak with a leadoff homer in the eighth. Carl Edwards Jr. got three outs before Wade Davis finished the six-hitter as Chicago moved 2 1/2 games ahead of idle Milwaukee for the top spot in the NL Central. Trevor Williams (5-7) hung in there with Montgomery, pitching five innings of two-run ball, but Pittsburgh lost for the 11th time in its last 16 games. Mercer went 3 for 3, David Freese had two hits and Andrew McCutchen singled for the Pirates. (© 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.)  

2 Investigators: Warranty May Have Expired On Toxic-Smelling Windows

(CBS) — Some homeowners who received soundproof windows that are now degrading and emitting a noxious smell may be out of luck. Older windows no longer covered by a 10-year warranty from the installer, Sound Solutions, might not be replaced. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman has been following this story from the beginning and reports that homeowners are upset at this latest development they are learning about in phone calls from city aviation department employees. “She told me the warranty was up and that the windows were now my responsibility,” Donna Eilers recalls. “It’s my problem. The windows are over 10 years old. Now, it’s my problem.” Like so many others, she first detected the noxious odor years ago. “All of a sudden I start smelling like there’s a fire in my house,” she says. She walked through her house feeling the walls to see if there were any hot spots caused by burning electrical wires. But found nothing. Then she saw the CBS2 investigative reports detailing the ongoing controversy involving the city’s sound insulation program for homeowners living around O’Hare and Midway airports. “And I said, ‘That’s the smell we have. That’s what’s going on. It’s the windows.’” The window frames are made from polyvinyl chloride, a known carcinogen. The spacers that hold the two pieces of glass together are made of polyisobutylene, which can degrade gradually under intense sunlight. The manufacturers of both products used by the window provider have denied the smell could be coming from their products or that there is a health hazard. But the city has now hired an outside consultant to establish protocols for testing the windows and the air inside some of the homes. At a joint hearing of the city council Finance and Aviation committees last week, Aaron Frame, the deputy aviation commissioner in charge of the sound insulation program said the city is working with affected home owners. “We are offering to replace windows in each home where an odor is confirmed by our staff,” he said. “To date, we have extended agreements to 20 home owners with more coming as we continue to visit homes and confirm any issues.” Janet Hopper was at the haring and had been relieved to the official’s remarks. But now the Hopper family says they’ve been told by a city aviation employee the fix for their  home is “on hold” because the windows were also installed more than 10 years ago and the warranty offered by the now-closed Sound Solutions is up. “I can’t believe it. I am shocked,” Hopper says. Her son, Michael Hopper, lives a few homes away is in the same predicament. As for the outdated warranty issue cited by the city, he argues: “It has nothing to do with it. The warranty was still good when they found out there was problems.” A city aviation spokesperson says the department will inspect all homes to confirm what whether they have an odor from the windows and get a handle on the scope of the problem. But for now, they will only replace those where the original 10-year warranty is still in effect.

Tauchman and Carpenter make All PCL Team

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Isotopes outfielder Mike Tauchman and left handed pitcher Ryan Carpenter were named to the 2017 All PCL Team Monday. Tauchman, who is having his best season in an Isotopes uniform, has already set career highs in multiple offensive categories while ranking around the top of the league in batting average. Tauchman started the day batting .328 with 16 home runs, 134 hits and 78 RBI. Carpenter has pitched well enough to rank in the top five in many categories in the PCL. His 144 strikeouts are just 21 shy of the Isotopes single season strikeout leader. That leader is John Ely who had 165 strikeouts in 2012.
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Woman Beaten On Way To Church

(CBS) — A woman badly beaten as she walked to church this weekend in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, the attacker chased off by other neighbors and parishioners. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar spoke with the woman’s husband. “Somebody knocked her down started beating on her, trying to take her purse,” George Edwards says. Police say his 50-year-old wife, who asked not to be named, was punched as she walked to the Holy Innocents Catholic Church for Saturday night mass. Edwards say his wife’s jaw was broken, and she has black eyes and cuts on her face. Neighbors and parishioners found her in the 1500 block of West Superior. The attacker – a man in his 20s or 30s – ran away. “Mentally, it’s going to take her a little while to get her over this,” Edwards says. Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago Police. The would-be robber did not away with the woman’s purse.