UPDATED 2:50 p.m. with taped testimony from Joyce Meyer.
WATERLOO • Televangelist Joyce Meyer testified this afernoon by pre-recorded video deposition in Christopher Coleman's murder trial that he could have lost his job as her bodyguard if he had an adulterous affair.
"It could have definitely affected his job," she said
Meyer said she knew nothing of Coleman's extra-marital relationship with Tara Lintz, who lives in Largo, Fla. Meyer said she learned of the affair from police.
Prosecutors say Coleman killed his wife and two sons, found dead in their home in Columbia, Ill., on May 5, 2009, so he could be with Lintz without risking his $100,000-a-year security job with Joyce Meyer Ministries.
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(CBS/AP/WREG) PARSONS, Tenn. - Searchers have found what they believe to be a personal item belonging to Holly Bobo, the missing Tennessee woman, but are still not saying what it is, citing the ongoing investigation.
The new clue was reportedly found last weekend along the road in the northern part of Decatur County, Tenn.
The item most likely won't be described publicly unless investigators decide there is a reason to do so, a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman told CBS affiliate WREG Monday.
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Billie Jean was busy Wednesday afternoon at her home in Colorado City sorting posters to be handed out to volunteers Saturday. In turn, these volunteers will be spanning out in West Texas attaching the posters to “anything they can attach them to.”
“The posters will be given out early Saturday at McDonald’s in Snyder, Sweetwater, Big Spring, Midland and Odessa,” the mother said.
But these events are not held every day, and she has to find some way to cope, to make the time pass as her hope continues that Hailey will be found safe – and soon.
“I’ve been spending a lot more time with my family, especially my son. He’s been staying at my brother’s house in Snyder, but staying over here a little bit more.
“I’ve also been receiving a lot of continued support from a few good friends that have been here from the beginning. They’ve been really good to me and helping me come up with ideas to keep Hailey’s face out there.”
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NEWTON - Four of Adam Baker’s criminal charges were dropped Friday. He was in District Court to answer to four misdemeanor charges of worthless checks written to grocery stores.
“The state does not have the witnesses to prosecute these charges,” Reedy said.
She dismissed the charges, and Baker was allowed to leave the courtroom.
As he left, several reporters asked if he had anything to say.
“Not right now,” was his only answer.
CONWAY — Police stopped two men, one with ties to Krista Dittmeyer, in the woods around Cranmore late Tuesday night.
One of the men, Richard Acker, 28, is the brother of Kyle Acker, the father of Dittmeyer’s child. Kyle Acker is currently serving a prison sentence in Maine for selling drugs.
Richard Acker and Corey Poland, 25, of Portland, were stopped by Conway patrolman Richard Theberge at Cranmore at 11:52 p.m. on Tuesday.
Poland was arrested on a charge of willful concealment. No details regarding the charge or the arrest were available. Richard Acker was not arrested.
Acker was unwilling to comment for this story.
According to the police log, the two men told Theberge they were friends of Dittmeyer’s, and they came to look for her.
By Globe Staff
An autopsy has been completed, but how Krista Dittmeyer died has not been determined, New Hampshire prosecutors said today.
Authorities continue to interview witnesses and look at evidence as they probe what they consider a “suspicious criminal case,” Young said at a news conference.
Inquirer Staff Writer
A missing South Philadelphia girl is home again.
Late Tuesday, Jasmine Carrero, 13, somehow left her home on the 2400 block of S. Lawrence Street, near Mifflin Square.
Because of several mental health conditions, she might have wandered off sleepwalking and gotten lost, the family told police.
Details of her return were unavailable late this morning.
11:18 AM, Apr 28, 2011
Written by Trevor Zickgraf
PLACERVILLE, CA - Phillip and Nancy Garrido have entered guilty pleas to kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard in an El Dorado County Court hearing Thursday morning.
Read more at www.news10.netThe pleas stipulate Phillip Garrido will get 431 years to life in prison. Nancy Garrido will serve 36 years to life. Their sentencings will be June 2 at 9 a.m. in Placerville.
April 27, 2011 8:33 PM
by Carol Daniel and BND reporter Beth Hundsdorfer
The Chris Coleman triple murder trial enters it’s fourth day Thursday. Wednesday, jurors heard Coleman admit to a sexual relationship with Tara Lintz, his wife’s best friend in high school and to sending her nude photos of himself on a company cell phone that belonged to Joyce Meyer Ministries.
Belleville News Democrat reporter Beth Hundsdorfer reports, during the police interrogation video, jurors saw Coleman initially portray Lintz as a family friend, calling her his wife’s number one Facebook fan. Coleman said that he and Sheri had been having marital problems and he had been talking to Tara a lot lately. He said that Sheri Coleman could get a little bit jealous at times.
Read more at stlouis.cbslocal.comIt was only after Columbia Police detective Justin Barlow and Illinois State Police Sgt. Dave Bivens told Coleman that Lintz, who lives in Florida, told St. Petersburg homicide detectives that the pair were having an affair and that Chris Coleman had sent nude photos of himself to Lintz on his cell phone, that he admitted to a sexual relationship with her.
Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011
By Ian Anderson - For Weekly Surge
This week marks the two-year anniversary of 17-year-old vacationer Brittanee Drexel's disappearance from Myrtle Beach. Her disappearance has been picked up by national media outlets and has frequently been profiled by cable news lawyer-turned-talking-head Nancy Grace and was also featured in the Season 2 premier of "Disappeared" a program on the digital cable network Investigation Discovery.
Yet, if you listen to the news coverage you would think that this was the first person to ever disappear without a trace on the Grand Strand. This is not the case. Myrtle Beach is a pretty easy place to disappear from. We have a transient population, a beach that attracts many tourists, and a high number of homeless people that are difficult to track. There are plenty of cracks to fall into, whether you want to disappear or if someone makes you disappear. Presently, there are eight open, unsolved missing persons cases in Myrtle Beach and Horry County police jurisdictions.
Read more at www.thesunnews.comThe most famous case right now, of course, is the one of Drexel who went missing on April 25, 2009 from the Blue Water Motel in Myrtle Beach. Drexel, form Rochester, N.Y., came to the beach with her friends without the permission of her mother. They had a hotel room at the Bar Harbor resort in Myrtle Beach. The last known contact anyone had with her was a friend that she met at approximately 8 p.m. April 25, 2009. There is security footage of her walking out of the Blue Water Motel when she was supposed to be returning to the Bar Harbor. She never made it there and no one has heard from her since.
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 09:30
By dan martin
An online petition calling for a full review of the evidence surrounding Madeleine McCann's disappearance is nearing the 50,000-signature milestone.
Kate and Gerry McCann launched the petition in November because they felt the authorities had given up searching for their daughter, who went missing in Portugal four years ago.
The McCanns, from Rothley, had intended to present the petition to the Portuguese and British governments when 50,000 people had backed them.
Now, however, with the figure standing at nearly 48,800 names and the anniversary of her disappearance approaching, they have decided to let it run.
Read more at www.thisisleicestershire.co.ukTheir spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, said: "It was always loosely the intention to present it at 50,000 and, although it will be done soon, it will continue for the time being.
By NewsChannel 36 Staff
Posted: Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – The Catawba County District Attorney is asking for additional restrictions on Adam Baker’s pretrial release.
Baker faces charges of identity theft, writing worthless checks and being in the country illegally.
Read more at www.charlotteobserver.comIn a motion filed on April 21, attorneys requested a judge restrict Baker from leaving the 25th Prosecutorial District, which includes Burke, Catawba and Caldwell Counties.
Published by: By Laura Jones
THE FAMILY of a missing cruise ship worker from Chester will gather for another vigil this weekend.
Youth activities worker Rebecca Coriam, from Guilden Sutton, Chester, went missing more than five weeks ago off the coast of Mexico while on board the Disney Wonder Cruise liner.
Following local, national and international appeals for the 24-year-old’s safe return, Rebecca has since been listed as ‘missing at sea’.
Her family, also from Guilden Sutton, have organised a number of vigils in her honour and will hold a balloon release at Chester Racecourse on Monday, May 2.
Her uncle John Jennings said the family have held the vigils in the hope that the balloons may guide Rebecca, or Bex as she is fondly known, home to Chester.
Read more at www.chesterfirst.co.ukMeanwhile, the Royal Bahamian Police Force have continued to carry out their investigations into the former Chester Catholic High School pupil’s disappearance.
Rebecca was last seen on March 21, after boarding a ship in Los Angeles and the alarm was raised the following morning at 9am when she failed to turn up for a shift.