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Shepherd athletics to join Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for 2019-20 season

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced Thursday that Shepherd University has been admitted to the Conference for full-time membership.

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police ‘search forest’

A Turkish forensic officer waits outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul 17 October 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have already searched the Saudi consulate and consul’s residence

Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say.

Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in a nearby forest or on farmland.

Mr Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where Turkish officials allege he was murdered.

Saudi Arabia denies any knowledge of what happened to him.

Samples taken from the Saudi consulate and the consul’s residence during searches this week are being tested for a match with Mr Khashoggi’s DNA.

Separately, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly denied having listened to an audio recording Turkey says is evidence of Mr Khashoggi’s murder.

“I’ve heard no tape, I’ve seen no transcript,” he said.

Mr Pompeo also strongly criticised ABC News, which had earlier quoted a senior Turkish official as saying that he had been given access to the recording.

“This is wrong to do to the fiancé of Khashoggi,” he added. “This is a very serious matter that we’re working diligently on, and so to put out headlines that are factually false does no one any good.”

Turkey has previously said it has audio and video evidence of Mr Khashoggi’s murder, but these have not been made public.

The incident has caused considerable strain between Riyadh and its Western allies, with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox becoming the latest senior figures to pull out of a major investment conference in Riyadh next week.

The summit is being hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman to promote his reform agenda.

However, a number of major businesses – including Pepsi and EDF – are still intending to go despite growing pressure for a boycott.

What happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

It is not clear. Mr Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, to pick up paperwork that would allow him to marry his fiancée Hatice Cengiz.

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Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance

Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was killed by a team of Saudi agents inside the consulate, and his body then removed.

Saudi Arabia has denied the claims, and initially insisted Mr Khashoggi had freely left the embassy.

Is there any evidence?

Turkish media with close links to the government have published gruesome details on the alleged audio recording, saying screams, and the voice of the consul, Mohammed al-Otaibi, could be heard in the recording.

The Yeni Safak newspaper, which is close to the government, quotes him as telling alleged Saudi agents sent to Istanbul: “Do this outside. You’re going to get me in trouble.”

Meanwhile, Turkish media say they have identified a 15-member team of suspected Saudi agents who flew into and out of Istanbul on the day of the disappearance.

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Media captionUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Saudis will respond in a “timely fashion”

However, Saudi Arabia says reports on Mr Khashoggi’s death are “completely false and baseless” and that it is “open to co-operation” to find out what happened.

Several high-profile human rights groups have demanded that Turkey ask the UN to investigate the possible killing of Mr Khashoggi.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Turkish investigators spent almost nine hours searching the Saudi consul’s residence, before moving on to the consulate itself about 200m (650ft) away, according to Reuters news agency.

Several vehicles with Saudi diplomatic number plates were filmed by CCTV cameras moving from the consulate to the residence just under two hours after Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate.

How have other countries reacted?

Saudi Arabia is a key ally to many Western countries, especially the US. As one of the world’s biggest oil exporters, it has significant influence on the world stage.

The Dutch and French finance ministers, and the head of the International Monetary Fund, are amongst those now boycotting the summit.

On Thursday Donald Trump told reporters it “certainly looks” like Mr Khashoggi is dead, adding “it’s very sad”.

He said there would be “very severe” consequences if Saudi Arabia was proved to have killed the journalist.

However, Mr Trump has also been accused of providing cover to the Saudi government.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said it is a pity that Mr Khashoggi has gone missing, but that Russia cannot damage relations with Saudi Arabia without hard facts.

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Image caption Hatice Cengiz said she waited outside the consulate for 11 hours, but did not see her fiancé

Who is Jamal Khashoggi?

Mr Khashoggi is a prominent journalist who has covered major stories for various Saudi news organisations.

He served as an adviser to top Saudi officials, but later fell out of favour with the government.

He went into self-imposed exile in the US last year, and wrote a monthly column in the Washington Post.

On Thursday, the Washington Post published Mr Khashoggi’s latest column – a call for press freedom across the Arab world.

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: The key events

2 October

  • 03:28: A private jet carrying suspected Saudi agents arrives at Istanbul airport. A second joins it late afternoon
  • 12:13: Several diplomatic vehicles are filmed arriving at the consulate, allegedly carrying some of the Saudi agents
  • 13:14: Mr Khashoggi enters the building, where he is due to pick up paperwork ahead of his marriage
  • 15:08: Vehicles leave the consulate and are filmed arriving at the nearby Saudi consul’s residence
  • 21:00: Both jets leave Turkey by 21:00

3 October

  • Turkish government announces Mr Khashoggi is missing, thought to be in the consulate

4 October

  • Saudi Arabia says he left the embassy

7 October

  • Turkish officials tell the BBC they believed Mr Khashoggi was killed at the consulate. This is later strongly denied by Saudi Arabia

13 October

15 and 17-18 October

  • Forensic teams carry out searches of consulate

Read more: What we know about Saudi journalist’s disappearance

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If you have voted in Louisville elections in the recent past you likely are registered unless you received a notice and failed to respond to it.  The state does from time to time purge voters from the registration rolls that are inactive or that may have moved out of state.

It’s also good to verify your voter registration before election day as precincts change and boundaries of districts get redrawn from time to time.  With 640+ polling locations the place you are used to voting at may have changed.

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The Voter Guide includes a lot of information about many of the races being decided November 6, 2018.  This midterm election season may be all about who controls the Senate or the House but your local elections are arguably more likely to affect your daily life.

We recently added large icon badges that link to specific areas of the voter guide.  Your Info is the badge that links you to the page where you can look up your voter registration and answer that question… am I registered to vote?

You can click the icon in this post to go straight to the voter registration page where you can search the state’s voter rolls.  In addition to confirming your eligibility to vote this election you will also find a list of districts that you live in as well as where you should vote on election day.  The voter’s guide also includes maps of precincts and many districts.

After you have looked up your information check out our page on building a sample ballot.

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Hurricane Florence ravaged the Carolinas last week with a historic amount of rainfall and damage, which left the people affected by the storm to deal with the aftermath this week and for the foreseeable future.

For them, it appears they won’t be undergoing the recovery process alone, with several area programs assisting in donating supplies and holding drives to support the victims of the storm.

Several teams are doing their outreach through hosting on-campus donation drives for clothing, water, food and other essentials.

Other programs have T-shirts for sale that have phrases imprinted such as “One Carolina” or “Carolina Strong.” According to the schools, all proceeds will go to programs such as Habitat for Humanity and other organizations assisting in hurricane relief.

Hurricane Florence canceled or postponed several football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball matches the past weekend. Many of the programs that had games canceled are the ones assisting in the relief efforts that are sure to be a long process.

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Sean Delahanty Responds To WLKY Questions

Sean Delahanty Responds To WLKY Questions – Judge Sean Delahanty

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Judge Sean Delahanty is a 2018 candidate for Jefferson County District Court Division 6 judge.

Your professional background:

I have been the Jefferson County District Court Judge in Division Six for twenty years. Prior to sitting on the bench I was self-employed general practitioner for 18 years, representing clients in both civil and criminal matters in both state and federal court. In addition I represented I.U.E. Local 761 and its members.

1

What role can a district court judge play to reduce jail overcrowding and which tools, if any, would you use to that end?

The Jefferson County Jail Policy Review Committee and the Kentucky bail reform committee are currently working with law enforcement, with members of the court system as well as community members to find solutions to jail overcrowding. Experienced judges are crucial to implementation of any new policies that arise from the work of these committees.

2

Do you feel like district court could work more efficiently? If so, how can you help in this process?

The biggest obstacle to efficiency is the sheer volume of cases handled in Jefferson District Court on a daily basis. The National Center for State Courts, after a study of Jefferson County courts, has suggested the addition of two new judicial divisions to handle the volume experienced here.

3

What in your legal experience makes you the best choice?

Experience prior to taking the bench and on the bench. I have tried fifty jury cases and represented clients from a wide spectrum of the community as both a plaintiff and defense attorney. I have twenty years of experience on the bench and presided as Chief Judge of District Court during the prior reorganization of the Court.

4

Any other issues:

The Opiod Epidemic contributes significantly to jail overcrowding. District Court (and now Family Court) has a docket dedicated to cases impacted by drug use. Treatment options have increased, but not at the pace of criminal drug use. The community and Commonwealth of Kentucky must continue to educate themselves in regard to the best practice for dealing with opiod use in court cases.

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