Remembering The Incredible “Concert For New York City” In The Wake Of 9/11 [Watch]

first_imgFollowing the tragic and horrific events of September 11th, 2001, New York City quickly galvanized in a way I had never witnessed. Everyone was searching for answers that would never be found, and we all realized that we had to return to our normal lives in one way or another. The grieving would have to stop, and, in lieu of that void, a celebration of life began.I was lucky to witness New York Mets superstar Mike Piazza and his towering home run against the Atlanta Braves on September 21st in person. It seemed like the first moment of true celebration since the towers came down. My family went home that night and stayed up late watching the America: A Tribute To Heroes telethon, which was broadcast on all of the major networks. Musical performances were provided by Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and more to help raise $200 Million in aide and relief efforts. It was incredible, however this was just a warm-up for the outpouring of love and positivity that would come with the expertly executed Concert for New York City.The Concert for New York City was, by all means, the night that we as a city (and as a country) howled into the night in jubilation and celebration. The show featured a ridiculous lineup of rock icons mixed in which speeches by major politicians, skits by comedians, and short-films by New York filmmakers. Paul McCartney organized the event, and made sure to bring a ton of his musical friends from the U.K. as a sign of solidarity. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, The Who, and Elton John all performed at the event, as did reclusive New York transplant David Bowie. McCartney made sure to include a ton of American talent as well, with James Taylor, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Melissa Ethridge, Goo Goo Dolls, and Backstreet Boys all featured alongside the British icons. It was a truly impressive effort, and I remember being in complete awe of the lineup when it was announced. America had been attacked for our way of life, and our response was to showcase the brightest and most talented artists of our time. The event was slated to take place on October 20th at the mecca of American entertainment, NYC’s Madison Square Garden.While the show featured several standout performances, it was the night’s opener that immediately connected with the audience. David Bowie opened the night with a beautiful solo take on Simon and Garfunkel‘s “America”. Bowie followed up with a short speech: “Hi, friends. Hi, fellow New Yorkers. I’d particularly like to say hello to the folks from my local ladder, you know where you are. I must say, it’s an absolute privilege to play for you tonight.” Bowie then launched into a celebratory version of “Heroes”. It was at this point that the cameras showed the audience, filled with police officers, firefighters, first responders, and the families of those lost in the tragedy. An emotional reveal for sure, and a powerful moment for all in the room, as all of these heroes weren’t seen mourning; rather, they were smiling, cheering, and celebrating life with each other, waving American flags throughout the evening and going crazy for their favorite musicians.Watch David Bowie perform Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” and his own “Heroes” at the Concert For New York City below: The other set that sticks out is the powerful, earth-shattering performance by veteran rockers The Who. Actor John Cusack, clearly a huge fan of the band, went absolutely wild when introducing them as he was surrounded by a sea of equally excited first responders. The band kicked off their set with a super-charged “Who Are You”, with Pete Townshend showcasing his wild guitar windmills all the while. The next track, “Baba O’Riley”, saw the audience bursting with energy, drowning out Roger Daltrey‘s vocals as they screamed the song’s “teenage wasteland” refrain. “Behind Blue Eyes” provided an emotional moment, before “Won’t Get Fooled Again” brought the roars back to MSG. The crowd ate up The Who’s passionate performance, and it served as the night’s greatest highlight. “Won’t Get Fooled Again” served as a rallying cry that evening, and it became the theme of the night, as well as the theme of an entire generation of Americans.Watch the entire powerful performance by The Who at the Concert for New York City, courtesy of Daily Motion’s IvorTheEngineDriver. The night contained plenty of other standout performances, almost too many to count. Many of the entertainers had close ties to New York City in one way or another; Billy Crystal performed a comedy routine; New Jersey hero Bon Jovi performed hits like “Living on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead Or Alive”; Brooklyn-boy Jay-Z performed “Izzo” (H.O.V.A.)”; Adam Sandler reprised his role as Operaman from Saturday Night Live for a raucous, Osama Bin Laden-themed comedy bit that had the crowd doubled over with laughter.Billy Joel took the stage to a huge ovation, and he returned the energy in kind with energetic performances of “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” and a show-stopping version of “New York State of Mind”. Elton John delivered a standout version of “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” before his brother in keys, Billy Joel, returned to the stage to perform an excellent duet performance of “Your Song”. And, of course, the evening’s organizer, Paul McCartney, performed the show’s finale. He delivered a six-song set that included emotional takes on “Yesterday” and “Let It Be”, as well as the debut of his song “Freedom”, which had been written as a response to the attacks. He encouraged the crowd to clap along with the song’s beat, providing a true moment of togetherness between the audience and quite possibly the world’s most legendary living musician. He performed the new number while surrounded by giddy first responders form the NYPD and NYFD.The benefit concert, which was aired live on MTV sister network VH1, raised $35 Million over the course of its broadcast. The concert would go on to be considered one of the most important nights in modern musical history, and in the long and winding history of New York City. For one night, the entire city and country was aligned in celebration, in mourning, and in togetherness. It set the tone for all of us to finally move forward, with the entire city buying into the “won’t get fooled again” mantra that The Who had provided. It was an unbelievable night indeed, and all who witnessed it at MSG or on television at home saw something special, unique, and perfect.The Concert for New York City is available for viewing on YouTube for a ridiculously low price of $3.99, which you can access by clicking here. The run-time is just under five hours, and contains all of the night’s performances and short-films. It may be fifteen years later, but the raw emotion and feelings of unity feel just as strong today as they did all those years ago. It made a huge impression on me as a teenager, the impact of which I can still feel to this day. Music provided the ultimate moment of peace, release, togetherness, and relief. It was a remarkable, inspirational night that showcased the awesome power of artistic expression.Peace and love to everyone affected by the attacks on September 11th, 2001. Thanks to all of the first responders for their heroics, and thanks to my beloved New York City for turning such a tragedy into so much positivity and togetherness.Listen to Paul McCartney’s 9/11-inspired anthem “Freedom”, performed live at the Concert for New York City, courtesy of YouTube user nowhereman113.last_img read more

The Benevento/Russo Duo Were On Another Level At Freaks Ball XVII

first_imgThe Benevento / Russo Duo | Freaks Ball XVII | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 2/25/2017Best Reason To Buy The Sun, Sunny’s Song, 9X9, Soba, Powder @, Walking, Running, Viking, Welcome Red, Becky #, Scratchitti $ > Something For Rockets, Hate Frame, My Pet GoatEncore: Play, Pause, [email protected] – First Time Played since Fall 2006, Joe on Guitar#- With a “25 or 6 to 4” (Chicago) Tease (MB)$ – With a “Tom Sawyer” (Rush) Tease (MB)[Setlist courtesy of Peter Costello] Last night, New York’s vibrant musical community known as the “Freaks” descended on Brooklyn Bowl for the seventeenth annual “Freaks Ball”. “Freaks Ball” is a gathering that typically centers around the Freaks and their favorite local musicians that the vibrant New York City music community has to offer. In years past, local artists like Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph, Eric Krasno have taken the reins of Freaks Ball to create amazing improvisational music, with acts like Anders Osborne, The New Mastersounds, American Babies, and more playing the event over the course of seventeen years.However, the undisputed king of Freaks Ball is Sir Joe Russo. Last night’s edition marked Russo’s fourteenth appearance at Freaks Ball, and he has made a habit out of surprising the audience with unique and special performances. Freaks Ball 2012 saw a rare appearance by Russo and his all-instrumental Led Zeppelin cover band, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, while the 2013 event marked the first ever performance by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Almost Dead, of course, turned into the wildly successful touring juggernaut that we know and love today, and they returned to Brooklyn Bowl for Freaks Ball for the next few years, turning the party into a three-night run in 2016.One of the constants through many of Russo’s performances at Freaks Ball has been his partner-in-crime, keyboardist and organ master Marco Benevento, who marked his eighth appearance at Freaks Ball last night. With both Benevento and Russo names so synonymous with Freaks Ball, it made perfect sense for the musicians to bring their beloved project, theh Benevento/Russo Duo, to The Bowl for this year’s event.Affectionately referred to as, simply, “The Duo”, the group reunited late last year for the first time since 2010 with a tiny “secret” show at Three’s Brewing in Brooklyn, NY, and then played their first proper show in seven years on Jam Cruise. When the band was announced for this year’s Freaks Ball, their first real show on American soil in seven years, and their first appearance ever at their de facto home venue Brooklyn Bowl, tickets to the show sold out in 30 seconds. Anticipation for the night was massive, and, after a killer opening set from Wolf! featuring Almost Dead bandmate Scott Metzger (marking his fifteenth Freaks Ball!), The Duo took the stage and blew the excited crowd away with their mix of experimental jazz and indie rock.The band kicked things off with “Best Reason To Buy The Sun,” before things kicked into second gear with a gorgeous “Sunny’s Song.” It appeared as if Russo had eight arms on this one, nailing the complicated and energetic drum part with precision, all while Benevento created the song’s blissful melody. The song twisted and turned as The Duo worked a healthy amount of improvisation into the song. For fans who had waited seven (or more) years to see The Duo, “Sunny’s Song” provided everything they could’ve asked for.“9×9” was a continuation of the surreal vibes, and the crowd listened attentively as the band worked through the delicate track. Benevento truly shined on this song, providing both the melody and the bass line, showcasing an excellent focus and control that very few musicians could duplicate. The smile on Benevento’s face was infectious, and he could be spotted watching Russo with awe and appreciation all night long. Following a take on Play Pause Stop track “Soba”, Russo whipped out his guitar to create a melodic loop for the song “Powder,” the song’s first performance since 2006.After takes on “Walking, Running, Viking” and “Welcome Red”, the energy in the room shot up once again, as the familiar drum loop of “Becky” began. “Becky” is perhaps The Duo’s most recognizable song, and the crowd at The Bowl went wild for the fan-favorite, which featured a tease of “25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago. The Duo then started up “Scratchitti,” which served as the evening’s energetic peak. Both musicians flexed their improv muscles early and often during this raucous track, which eventually transitioned into “Something For Rockets” after a pronounced tease of “Tom Sawyer” by Rush.The Benevento/Russo Duo closed out the show with “Hate Frame” and the sample-heavy “My Pet Goat”, which closes out their classic album The Best Reason To Buy The Sun. The band left the stage to uproarious applause, returning to encore with “Play, Pause, Stop,” giving the audience one more opportunity to watch these masterful artists create the beautiful music that launched their careers.The Benevento/Russo Duo have no announced plans for any future shows, but after last night’s magical set at Freaks Ball, one can only hope that the band has plans for a few more performances. No project this prolific, this exciting, and this original should be on the shelf for that long.Listen to a full audio recording of the show, courtesy of taper Matt Moricle.See below for a few videos of the performance from Instagram, a full gallery from Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography, and the setlist from Peter Costello. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

How to select a credit union business continuity solution

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Kirk DrakeIf you or your company does not currently spend money on backing up key systems, sending data offsite, planning for disasters etc. than this post isn’t for you. If you are interested in learning about what types of Credit Union Business Continuity Solutions are best suited to improve your RPO, Recovery Point Objective and your RTO, Recovery Time Objective than read on.SolutionsSolutions are all about taking and bundling a number of smaller products into one major solution. For example, Business Continuity Appliances combine Data Vaulting, WAN Transport, Encryption, and Virtualization into one solution that works in harmony. The goal is to eliminate all of the individual decisions and components that a client would have to make to run your software and just make it simple.Credit Union Business Continuity Solutions are no DifferentBusiness Continuity Solutions are no different. Ongoing Operations goal is to make the following six components work in harmony and simply for the client in a well thought out manner.Ongoing Operations believes that every Credit Union Business Continuity Solution needs to include several key in the following order:People (these are your employees – you will not successfully recover or operate without them) continue reading »last_img read more

Cricket News Cummins makes ‘bold, brave’ call, says Kohli won’t score 100 in Australia this time

first_imgNew Delhi: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has made a ‘brave and bold’ prediction: Virat Kohli will not score a hundred when Indian team plays a four-Test series Down Under later this year.”My brave, bold prediction; I’d say I think Virat Kohli is not going to get a hundred and we’re going to knock them off over here,” Cummins said at a Channel 7 event here on Tuesday.Kohli averages 62 in the eight Tests he has played in Australia, more than his career average of 53.40. He has five Test centuries to his name while playing in Australia.In the absence of the suspended Steve Smith and David Warner, India have a good chance of winning their maiden series in Australia.Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath was present at the function alongside Cummins. McGrath predicted that Australia would blank India 4-0. He also wants to see the home team target Kohli.”I want to see Australians put pressure on Kohli and just see how he handles it. It’s going to be a good, hard, tough series. Kohli has got a bit of an aggressive attitude, but showed last time he was out here he’s not going to take a backward step,” he said.”The Windies of the late 70s, early 80s were an incredible team and they used to target the captain of the opposition team and get on top of him and have a big impact. I tried to bring that in by targeting players when I played.”If you get on top of them, the No.1 player and their captain, it makes the job so much easier. If they can get on top of Kohli I think it can have a big effect on the game,” McGrath added.India will be touring Australia for the 12th time this summer. They are yet to win a Test series in 11 attempts, having drawn in 1981, 1985 and 2003. India have won just five out of the 44 Tests. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Newly reformed Sper becomes trade association for Swedish marketplace

first_img Submit Related Articles Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities July 2, 2020 As Sweden prepares to re-regulate its gambling market, allowing for newly licensed online betting operators, gaming ethics council Speletiska Rådet (Sper) has announced that it has reformed its body to become an industry trade association.Previously acting as a sector ethics council, Sper focused on implementing best practices and consumer protections for Swedish state-owned gaming enterprises.However, Sper CEO Jenny Nilzon has detailed to industry news source TotallyGaming.com that the organisations mandate has significantly increased and changed, with its members urging Sper to work on ‘wider industry issues’.“Sper decided to meet this demand and take greater responsibility for the situation. To be able to do this, the ethical council had to be transformed into an association.”Noting the change, Nilzon states that Sper wants to represent the entire new Swedish market, improving cooperation, communication and knowledge between decision makers and all-sector stakeholders.Currently, Sweden has entered a crucial period in its proposed legislation of online gambling services. Last April regulatory body Lotteriinspektionen published its first draft of the new national gambling framework.Swedish officials are review initial gambling licensing provisions and procedures, combined with a potential 18% tax on gross gaming revenues for remote operators.As leader of Sper, Nilzon detailed the importance of trust between Sweden’s regulatory bodies and its new market entrants, which will be critical in creating a fair marketplace“We will continue to work with ethical guidelines and prove that the industry can self-regulate itself even after the re-regulation.” Nilzon detailslast_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: March 16, 2016 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••State of Kansas v. Hans Stillabower — Case No: 16 CR 40.Date of birth: 1958. Address: Belle Plaine.Date of alleged crime: January 28, 2016Charges:Count 1 — Failure to wear seatbelt, traffic infraction.Count 2 — Driving under the influence, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Transportation of open container, misdemeanor.Count 4 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Case description: Stillabower is accused of operating a vehicle with a alcohol concentration of .08 or more, an open container, and possessing a baggy of marijuana in his boot.—————State of Kansas v. William Carter — Case No: 16 CR 41.Date of birth: 1976. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Sept. 28, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 3 — Assault, Class C misdemeanor. Count 4 — Criminal restraint, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Criminal threat, Level 9 felony. Case description: Carter is accused of angrily grabbing and repeatedly punching another person. He also, allegedly, while being intoxicated used abusive language against his wife, before grabbing the man he had been punching and putting him in restraint where he couldn’t move. His son, allegedly, tried to use force to release his father from the stranglehold he had on the man. Allegedly, while the man was on the ground he said he couldn’t breathe. Carter allegedly responded, “I don’t care, I’m going to kill you.” —————State of Kansas v. Christopher Campbell — Case No: 16 CR 42.Date of birth: 1986. Address: Oxford.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 10, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Count 3 — Interference with law enforcement, level 8 felony. Case description: Campbell is accused of obtaining a blank check from an account of a customer at the Cornerbank in Oxford. He then allegedly purchased $91 in merchandise at the Winfield Wal-Mart using a blank check without the owner’s permission. When apprehended, he then allegedly told the police officer that he knew nothing about the check or two others that were taken from the person’s checkbook. —————State of Kansas v. Ryan Swift — Case No: 16 CR 43.Date of birth: 1984. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 8, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Swift is accused of having a baggy of methamphetamine in his pants pocket when he was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant. —————State of Kansas v. Gregory Allen Lowe — Case No: 16 CR 44.Date of birth: 1975. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 23 – Feb. 9, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, level 9 felony. Case description: Lowe is accused of taking a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 truck from First Grade Excavating, Inc. in Sedgwick County and driving it to Sumner County. The truck was allegedly parked at 420 N. Jefferson in Wellington when it was discovered and he was apprehended. He then is accused of telling a law enforcement that he had borrowed the truck which was leaking oil even though for two weeks and it had been entered in the NCIC as a stolen vehicle. The owner also allegedly denied ever loaning the vehicle to Lowe.—————State of Kansas v. Linda Joyce Walborn — Case No: 16 CR 45.Date of birth: N/A Address: Fair Oaks, Calif.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 4, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Fleeing or attempting to elude police, level 9 felonyCount 2 — Speeding, traffic infraction.Count 3 — Speeding, traffic infraction.Count 4 — Reckless driving, unclassified misdemeanor. Count 5 — Fail to maintain one lane, traffic infraction. Count 6 — Failure to report an accident, unclassified misdemeanor. Case description: Walborn is accused of refusing to stop a vehicle while fleeing from police and during the course of that police pursuit did one or more of the following: A) Failed to stop for a police road block; B) drove around tire deflating devices placed around by a police officer; C) engaged in reckless driving; D) and was involved in motor vehicle accident or intentionally causing damage to property. She is also accused of being on U.S. 177 at a speed of 95 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone; going through South Haven at 70 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone; driving in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people,  using two lanes when it is practicable to keep vehicle within one lane, and not notifying law enforcement about an accident by the quickest means of communication to the local police.—————State of Kansas v. Lori Leanne Hays — Case No: 16 CR 46.Date of birth: 1975. Address: Kansas City, Mo. Date of alleged crime: Jan. 27, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Driving under the influence, third offense. Count 2 — Fail to maintain one lane, traffic infraction. Count 3 — Transportation of open container, unclassified misdemeanor. Case description: Hays is accused of operating a vehicle with a blood concentration of .08 or more, after being stopped for failing to maintain one lane. She also allegedly had an open container in vehicle. —————State of Kansas v. Wesley Ray Burns — Case No: 16 CR 47.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 6, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, level 9 felony. Case description: Burns is accused of taking a $1,086 slot machine cash voucher at the Kansas Star Casino that was for someone else. He allegedly gave the voucher to his roommate Matthew Albrecht, who cashed it out without trying to return the voucher to the rightful owner.—————State of Kansas v. Wesley Ray Burns — Case No: 16 CR 48.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 6, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Case description: Burns is accused of taking a $1,086 slot machine cash voucher at the Kansas Star Casino that was for someone else. He allegedly gave the voucher to his roommate Albrecht, who cashed it out without trying to return the voucher to the rightful owner.  Albrecht is also accused of having a baggy of methamphetamine in his pants pocket.—————State of Kansas v. Michael Lee Sims— Case No: 16 CR 49.Date of birth: 1952. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 19, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Discharge of firearm in city limits, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Sims is accused of opening his back door at 907 North C. Street in Wellington and pointed a handgun toward a shed in the backyard and shooting it. He then allegedly told the officer he only had a B.B. gun, denied having shot a gun and thought he heard a noise which he thought might have been fireworks being set off. The handgun was later allegedly found in a pillow case in his bedroom during the execution of a search warrant. —————State of Kansas v. Ronnie Lee Richard, Jr. — Case No: 16 CR 50.Date of birth: 1982. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 9, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession cocaine, level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Forgery, level 8 felony. Case description: Richard, Jr. is accused of having two baggies of marijuana and a plastic bag of cocaine in his pants pocket. He also allegedly had three counterfeit $20 bills with the same serial number while at the Kansas Star Casino. —————State of Kansas v. Jerrod Bakken — Case No: 16 CR 51.Date of birth: 1983. Address: El Dorado.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 19, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Count 4 — Possession of fraudulently altered identification card, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Bakken is accused of having a ziplock bag of meth stored in his girlfriend’s purse which she claimed was his methamphetamine. He is also accused of having a meth pipe and an altered driver’s license. He is also accused of using his own driver’s license and the altered driver’s license to return stolen property to Wal-Mart, which has a policy of only three returns over a certain length of time. He allegedly used the altered driver’s license so he could return items twice as often. —————State of Kansas v. Brianna Holt — Case No: 16 CR 52.Date of birth: 1987. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 9, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Holt is accused of having a small amount of marijuana and a folded up piece of paper in her purse when she was booked into Sumner County jail. —————State of Kansas v. Ashton Cook — Case No: 16 CR 53.Date of birth: 1991. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 19, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Cook is accused of having a ziplock bag of meth in her wallet after an officer asked to look inside for her identification card. She also allegedly had a glass pipe containing white residue in the center console of her vehicle and a loaded syringe in her purse. Cook pled guilty to drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to six months in county jail and $250 in cash.—————State of Kansas v. Jessica Reynolds — Case No: 16 CR 54.Date of birth: 1992. Address: Mulvane.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 7, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Case description: Reynolds is accused of possessing marijuana and methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe lying on the floorboard of her car and another pipe in her purse in her vehicle which was parked at the Mulvane Co-op. —————State of Kansas v. Elizabeth Blessing — Case No: 16 CR 55.Date of birth: 1986. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: August 19, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Forgery, Level 8 felony. Count 2 — Unlawfully obtaining a prescription only drug, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Forgery, level 8 felony. Count 4 — Unlawful possession of prescription only drug, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Blessing is accused go using a forged prescription to illegally obtain Percocet. Then on Nov. 30, 2015, she allegedly obtained Oxycodone from the Wellington Dillons Pharmacy using a forged prescription.last_img read more