Daughter makes appeal for her missing Wexford mother

first_img Google+ Daughter makes appeal for her missing Wexford mother Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleGardaí help Interpol in child porn sting investigationNext articleInvestigation into claim that doctor struck child at LGH News Highland Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The daughter of missing Co. Wexford woman Stacia Purcell has made an impassioned plea for any knowledge on her whereabouts.The 66-year-old was last seen on Wednesday night last in the Mountgarrett area of New Ross.Described as 5-foot-3 in height with grey hair and of slim build. Stacia was wearing a cream raincoat and a hi-vis jacket.Her daughter Anna told South East Radio that she always stayed on familiar routes while out walking.”She’d never go near the river, she always had a fear of the river because two of her brothers drowned in the river years ago” she said.”I thought maybe she was after falling somewhere – maybe fell into a gripe or something, because she was out in the dark”.”But…if that was the case we would have found her stick or hat or something” she added. News WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – November 5, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Ocean City Lose 700 Voters in Just Six Months? Nah, New Numbers Released

first_imgThe official election results from the Nov. 4 general election in Cape May County have been amended slightly due to incomplete voter registration statistics.The amended voter registration total now includes inactive voters as well as new voter registrations, according to Cape May County Clerk and Adjuster Rita Marie Fulginiti.The vote totals remain the same. The change affects only the reported total number of registered voters (and thus the voter turnout statistics).The County Clerk’s elections staff met Friday with the Board of Elections to verify that the complete report was pulled from the Statewide Voter Registration System.   The county’s online http://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/ and paper certifications have been updated, according to Fulginiti.The official results released earlier this week suggested that Ocean City’s total number of registered voters for the Nov. 4 election was 8,304 — more than 700 fewer than the 9,033 that were registered at the time of the municipal election in May.But the updated numbers indicate that 8,976 voters were registered for the Nov. 4 election. With 4,379 Ocean City voters going to the polls, voter turnout was 48.8 percent.An inquiry from OCNJ Daily about the originally reported 700-voter decrease in Ocean City helped lead to the updated voter registration numbers.Final results in the race for three Ocean City Board of Education seats, the only local contest on the ballot, remain unchanged:Joseph S. Clark Jr. (2,189)Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes (2,150)Michael Allan James (2,072)Dale F. Braun Jr. (1,742)Write-in votes for the Ocean City Board of Education candidates were as follows:Michaela Walsh: 2Braun: 1Gregory Winegar: 1Joseph Edwards: 1Joseph M. Lehman Jr.: 1Jen Bowman: 1James Stockley: 1 (vote by mail)Maryann McLaughlin 1 (vote by mail)Voting machines and materials are impounded until Nov. 19, which is the deadline for a which a petition for recount (of the voting machine totals and paper ballots), a recheck (of the voting machine totals) or a challenge to the election may be filed in Superior Court, according to the Cape May County Clerk’s Office.Ocean City sided with the losing candidate, Republican Jeff Bell, in the race for a U.S. Senate seat won by Democrat Cory Booker. Ocean City cast 2,340 votes for Bell and 1,576 for Booker.Ocean City voters overwhelming chose Republican incumbent Frank LoBiondo (2,766 votes) over Democratic challenger Bill Hughes Jr. (1,534 votes), a native of Ocean City.Read election-night coverage. __________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

March Madness 2019: No. 1 Baylor, Notre Dame will meet in the women’s championship game

first_imgFirst, the Bears went back and forth with the No. 2 seeded Oregon Ducks.Oregon was playing in its first-ever Final Four contest and the two-time champions in Baylor, which was playing with a roster that had never seen the semifinals. Ultimately the Bears punched their ticket to their first title game since the 2011–12 season and used a dominant frontcourt to do so in a 72-67 victory.The team scored 48 points in the paint against the Ducks, and didn’t make a single 3-pointer after only three attempts from beyond the arc. Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox led the efforts with 22 and 21 points, respectively.Oregon held a very early 11-4 lead and had the advantage again after the first half. But, the Ducks eventually grew tired and missed 12 of their last 13 shots. “We might have just worn them out,” Cox said. “We like to run. When you got to run back on defense, stop us in transition, your legs get tired, shots that usually fall might not fall.”The Ducks were led by none other than Sabrina Ionescu, who finished with 18 points on 6-of-24 shooting from the field and 4 of 11 from 3-point range. Ionescu, who just finished her junior year is projected to be the No. 1 pick out of the 2019 WNBA Draft. She has until Sunday to declare.The impressive defeat of Oregon gave Baylor its 28th consecutive win. The Bears have been a force in the postseason outscoring their opponents by more than 38 points per game to become the third team since the field was expanded to 64 to win each of its games on the way to the Final Four by 25 or more points. The title berth comes in coach Kim Mulkey’s 19th season at the helm.”Well, you’re getting to play for a championship,” Mulkey said. “We’ve won 20 Big 12 championships in my tenure, two national championships. Those kids in that locker room get to play for a championship.”It’s not just those kids in the locker room, really it’s all those other kids that are sitting in the stands that played for this program, that are playing for that championship, as well. ‘Perseverance’ was a big word. We persevered. We’re playing Sunday. Y’all be here. I know you will.”The Bears will be joined by the other top seed, the Fighting Irish and will need to use every weapon in its arsenal to knock off the reigning national champions. Notre Dame won one of the most tested battles in college basketball: a matchup against the Geno Auriemma-led UConn Huskies. The two have met in the last two semifinals and both times the Fighting Irish came out on top.In another nail-biter, the largest lead of the entire game being just nine points held by Connecticut in the first and fourth quarters but Notre Dame came away with an 81-76 win.Notre Dame used a second-half surge from Arike Ogunbowale and a game-winning block from Brianna Turner to lock down the victory. No. 1 Baylor and No. 1 Notre Dame will meet in the NCAA women’s title game after two excruciatingly close victories Friday.In total, there were 38 lead changes and 21 ties in the Final Four games and just 10 total points separating the winners. WHAT A BLOCK 😱#WFinalFour | @ndwbb pic.twitter.com/GhS5MzkBIE— NCAA WBB (@ncaawbb) April 6, 2019Ogunbowale led all scorers with 23 points and Turner’s defensive effort proved to be enough to return to the title game.The two teams will be dancing all the way to Sunday. Tipoff for the national championship is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET and will air on [email protected]#WFinalFour pic.twitter.com/zsmL7tmZnJ— NCAA WBB (@ncaawbb) April 6, 2019last_img read more