(CNN)A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in government custody Monday morning, Customs and Border Protection said. The teen, identified by a CBP official as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was apprehended and processed near Hidalgo, Texas, on May 13 before being transferred to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station Sunday, the agency said in a statement. He was found unresponsive Monday morning. The cause of death is unknown, the agency said. "The men and women of US Customs and Border Protection are saddened by the tragic loss of this young man and our condolences are with his family," said Acting Commissioner John Sanders in a statement. "CBP is committed to the health, safety and humane treatment of those in our custody." This is the fifth child known to have died after journeying to the US in recent months from Guatemala and being apprehended by US authorities. Vasquez crossed into the US with a group of about 70 people and was transported to the Central Processing Center in McAllen, … [Read more...] about Fifth child dies after arriving at US border from Guatemala since December
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The call came from a Samoan in Auckland, New Zealand, by way of the man's father, an undertaker in Samoa: They needed children's caskets. So Ron Wattam of the Kiwi Coffin Club sprang into action. The 77-year-old usually joins about 20 to 25 other retirees in Rotorua, in northern New Zealand, every Wednesday to craft coffins for themselves and as charity for the community. Now they are working around the clock to prepare 24 coffins for Samoa. The majority of the coffins are for babies and children, reflecting the death toll in Samoa's measles outbreak: Most of the 63 who have died were younger than 4. So the Kiwi Coffin Club is cutting, gluing, lining and painting six coffins fitted for victims ages 1 month to 18 months; four for those up to 5 years old; and 10 for those up to 12 years old, Wattam said. The two for teens and two for adults are largely for packing purposes, so they can carefully stack each casket into the other, explained Wattam. A company in Auckland has agreed to send … [Read more...] about Dozens of Samoan children have died of measles. So New Zealanders are sending child-size coffins.
SIMSBURY, CT — The Simsbury law firm Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri has announced that Paul Knierim, a former Simsbury Probate Judge and resident, has been awarded the National College of Probate Judges' (NCPJ) highest honor – the Treat Award for Excellence. This national award recognizes Knierim for his significant contribution to the improvement of the law in the probate field while he served 11 years as Connecticut's Probate Court Administrator. While serving as Probate Court Administrator, Knierim's accomplishments included: consolidation of the state's 117 probate courts to 54 courtspresiding over expansion of continuing education for judges and staffoverhaul of the rules of probate procedureenactment of a stronger judicial codeestablishing a system of random audits for conservatorsmodernizing the technology used in the probate court system"The most critical accomplishment of Judge Knierim's tenure as Probate Court Administrator was massive Probate Court reform in his … [Read more...] about National Award Presented to Simsbury Attorney
I read the article about “juice-jacked” USB ports (“Beware Public USB Ports,” On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Dec. 1). Although the focus was on ports we encounter when we travel, I assume we’re at risk at any public ports, as in the neighborhood coffeehouse or local mall. I must admit I should have recognized the risks these pose, but I didn’t until Hamm’s article.One solution she offers is carrying our own battery chargers. But I thought many airlines reject these items now as fire risks.Eric Wilks Advertisement Editor’s note: The Transportation Security Administration’s website says, “Portable chargers or power banks containing a lithium ion battery must be packed in carry-on bags. For more information, see the FAA guidance on portable rechargers (faa.gov/hazmat/resources/lithium_batteries/).”:: Whenever you plug your device into a corded charging station or log on to public Wi-Fi, you give the provider carte blanche … [Read more...] about Letters: How to defeat juice-jackers; more on emotional support animals
Doctors have not found any evidence to support North Korea’s assertions that a now comatose American college student came down with a rare case of food poisoning. Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, who was detained in North Korea for alleged hostile acts against the state, returned to the U.S. earlier this week in a coma. He has suffered a “severe injury to all regions of the brain,” medical professionals involved in his treatment reported at a Thursday afternoon press conference.Warmbier is in the intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His condition is stable, but he has experienced a “severe neurological injury.” An examination revealed that he has “extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain.” While the doctors indicated that they are unaware of the cause of Warmbier’s present condition, they indicated that this pattern of brain injury is usually seen as a result of … [Read more...] about Doctor: No Evidence To Support North Korea’s Explanation For Comatose College Student