N.J. women’s prison employee charged with witness tampering
An instructor at New Jersey’s only women’s prison was arrested Wednesday and charged with witness tampering, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.Devon E. Vassell, 54, of East Orange, was arrested following a joint investigation by the office and the New Jersey Department of Corrections’ Special Investigations Division, but the details of what he allegedly did were not disclosed by investigators Thursday evening.Vassell worked as institutional trade instructor at the prison since March 19, 2016 and his alleged crime took place in 2018 at the facility.Institutional trade ...
Engine failed before deadly Miramar plane crash, instructor tells investigators
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A flight instructor blamed engine failure for a plane crash in Miramar this month that killed a 25-year-old pilot in training, a new federal report shows.But inspectors with the National Transportation Safety Board so far haven’t found evidence of the plane failing or malfunctioning. They haven’t specified what caused the May 12 crash.The instructor, who was seriously injured in the crash, said he and the pilot in training, Mark Daniel Scott of Miramar, were halfway to a practice area during the flight when “the right engine failed,” according to a preliminary report re...
Ichiro takes on new role as instructor with Mariners
Los Angeles (AFP) - Japanese hit king Ichiro Suzuki began a new role with the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday as an instructor for the Major League Baseball club and its minor league affiliate in Tacoma.Suzuki made an emotional farewell to his playing career during the Mariners' two-game season-opening series against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo in March.He brought down the curtain on an MLB career that stretched back to 2001 and saw him shatter a host of records. He's the most prolific foreign-born MLB hitter with 3,089 hits and in 2004 he broke an 84-year-old record for hits in a single season...