19 Year Old California State University at LA Student Adilene Munguia Reported Missing 3/1/14 in Los Angeles, CA, Last Seen 2/27/14 (Update: Disappearance Possibly Linked To Tinder Date) (Update: Co-ed Found Safe)

19 year old California State University student Adilene Munguia was reported missing on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. According to the he CSULA Police Department, Adilene Munguia was last seen boarding an MTA bus and leaving CSULA for downtown Los Angeles about 3:35 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 and was reported missing two days later. She was supposed to meet her roommates Thursday night to go bowling, but never showed up.

Adilene Munguia_California State Universty Los Angeles Police Department

Missing –  Adilene Munguia, pic on right is from security camera from date she was last seen

Munguia is described as a Hispanic woman, 4 feet 10 inches tall, about 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police said Munguia lives in the on-campus dorms and had not returned there.

She was last seen wearing a pink sleeveless top, black pants, open-toed shoes with a beige and brown purse, police said.

UPDATE I: Cal State LA student Adilene Munguia goes missing.

Munguia was supposed to meet her roommates Thursday night to go bowling, but she never showed up. The bio-chemistry major was last seen on the school’s security cameras, walking across campus using her cellphone.

“She boarded a bus headed towards the area of Olympic and Soto. Now, we don’t know where she was going in that area or as to why, but we just want to find her,” said Cpl. Brian Namkoong with Cal State L.A. police.

At this point police don’t suspect foul play. Friends describe Munguia as a smart girl who is focused on studying and say this is completely out of character.

Adeline Munguia

Click HERE to watch KTLA5 VIDEO

UPDATE II: Her disappearance may have occurred after she met a man on the dating app Tinder

UPDATE III: Fox News TV reporting that Adilene Munguia has been found safe … Also reported at NBC4

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cal State L.A. police at (323) 343-3700.

19 Year Old SIU Student Pravin Varughese Missing Since 2/12/14 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL (Update: Found Deceased)

19 year old Pravin Varughese has been missing since Wednesday night, February 12, 2014 from the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Varughese was last seen at a party in the 600 block of West College Street in Cabondale. According to accounts, Varughese called a friend in Chicago a couple hours later after leaving the party. His friend stated that it sounded like the missing SIU student was running or arguing with some one. Varughese posted a message on Twitter suggesting that he had been in a fight, “Bloody knuckles… guesss i was in a fight #backdown”. 

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Missing – Pravin Varughese

Picture – Screen grab from WGN 9 News Video: click on pic to watch VIDEO

Description:

  • Varughese is of Indian descent
  • 5-foot-7
  • 150 pounds
  • short brown hair
  • brown eyes
  • He was unshaven when last seen, and wearing a red shirt with dark blue jeans and purple shoes
  • He has the words “Fear God” tattooed on his chest

The family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts. 19-year-old Pravin Varughese was last seen Wednesday night at a party on the Carbondale campus.

Phone records show he called a friend in Chicago almost two hours later.

That friend said it sounded like Varughese might have been running or arguing with someone.  Varughese also posted a message on Twitter suggesting he may have been in a fight.

Pravin Varughese Twitter account: @TheOnlyPravin (warning: adult language)

The SIU teen’s Twitter account shows a tweet at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday that reads: “99% of the time I have no idea whats (sic) going on,” and another at 11:17 p.m. that reads: “Bloody knuckles . . .guess I was in a fight #backdown.”

FACEBOOK – MISSING:  Pravin Varughese

My brother, Pravin Varughese, has been missing since Wednesday, February 12. He is a sophomore at SIU Carbondale, and he was last seen at 606 West College around 11:15/11:30 PM. He was also wearing the same shirt as pictured Wednesday night.

Especially to those who live in or knows anyone that lives in Carbondale or anywhere near the area: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share this event. My family and I do not know many people in Carbondale, and we really need your help in order to spread awareness. We do have police and detectives involved, but the more people that are involved, the sooner we can find him. And for those who are far, we ask that you share this event and please please please keep Pravin and his safety in your prayers. Doing this would really mean a lot to me and my family.

If you have ANY information about Pravin since 2/12, PLEASE do NOT hesitate or be scared to contact anyone of us; every bit of information can really help us out. We’re not trying to get anyone in trouble or anything; all we want is Pravin home safely.

-Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601
-Detective Weisenperger (618)839-7965 OR (618) 457-3200 Ex441
-Priya Varughese (847)873-6633
-Ashly Thomas (847)322-0558

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Facebook – click on pic to enlarge

UPDATE I: Missing SIU Student Found Dead.

Carbondale police told us they found the body of SIU student Pravin Varughese on Tuesday. The Morton Grove teen disappeared over the weekend.

They say foul play is not suspected — but that may change and there’s still mystery as to what happened the young man’s last tweet “Bloody knuckles . . . guess I was in a fight #backdown.”

The sad specter of what happened ended in a wooded area off East Main Sstreet in Carbondale. Investigators found the body of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese.

Carbondale police said there is an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information given to Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677. Anonymous tips can also be sent through the Carbondale police website or contact Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601

School Bus Driver Cathy Goetz Charged With Assault, Menacing & Child Endangering of an 8 Year Old Autistic Boy

This is truly troubling and disturbing …

43 year old Cathy Goetz, an Ashland City, Ohio Schools bus driver has been suspended without pay and charged with assault, menacing and child endangering of an 8 year old autistic boy. The disturbing crime was caught on the bus video on January 17, 2014. Goetz is seen smacking the boy as he continuously screams. After the boy is hit by the bus driver, he is heard threatening to kill her. She then called bus dispatcher, who called 911. When the police arrived Goetz told the officer that the boy had threatened her, hit her and kicked her, but conveniently failed to mention the fact that she slapped the boy and grabbed him around the collar. Goetz also claims she did not know the boy had autism.

Really, where should we begin? We have a bus driver who has no idea the make up of the children she is responsible for driving and being in her care. We have a bus driver who thinks it is perfectly okay to slap and assault 8 year olds. We have a bus driver who thinks it is perfectly fine to lie to police and tell them the truth of what actually happened. And we have a bus driver who still after having video and audio evidence of her crime still pleading not guilty.

Warning: VIDEO is disturbing

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click on pic to watch Video via Fox 8 – Cleveland

An Ashland City Schools bus driver has been suspended without pay and is facing criminal charges after she was caught on video slapping an 8-year-old-boy.

The incident happened on January 17, and the video from an on-board camera shows driver Cathy Goetz interacting with the boy, who was upset when he got on the bus.

According to the police report, the 43-year-old told investigators she did not know the child was “autistic,” and that when he started screaming, she tried to get him to stop.

The video shows that the boy continued to scream, and Goetz eventually stopped the bus and confronted him.

She is seen in the video smacking the boy, and he is then heard threatening to kill her.

Goetz then called her bus dispatcher, who called 911.

However, VIDEOS can be a b*tch, can’t they? When the police eventually were able to access and watched the video of what really took placer, Cathy Goetz was charged with assault, menacing and child endangering.

One in Four Americans Were Unaware that Earth Circles Sun … The Dumbing Down of America

And you wonder how Barack Obama got elected and then reelected? Look no farther than the survey below.

The survey conducted by the National Science Foundation revealed that one in four Americans polled were unaware that the Earth circled the Sun. Just 74% knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun. I guess it is a good thing that it was not asked on the questionnaire whether the moon was made out of cream cheese. Why would thins shock anybody in today’s dumbed down, indoctrination public school education. The result of the survey will be included in a National Science Foundation report to President Barack Obama and US lawmakers. This will be great news to Obama and Democrats, how else can one explain why they have won elections while destroying America?  Those that got the answer wrong probably think the Sun revolves around Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or themselves.

It’s not just science that individuals have an issue with, remember how poorly folks did on the civics literacy exam? It should be considered a crime in how children are being educated. But I am sure Common Core is going to fix everything.

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Pic Hat Tip: Missourah.com

Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.

The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.

Nine questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score — 6.5 correct — was barely a passing grade.

Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago.

What are the odds that 100% of the clueless 26% who had no idea that the Earth circled the Sun voted for Barack Obama? Because an ignorant and apathetic people are easily ruled.

20 Year Old St. Edward’s University Student Elleno Efren Valle Missing Since 2/6/14 in Austin, TX

20 year old Elleno Efren Valle has been missing since Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Valle was last seen Thursday night at his dormitory, Casa Residence Hall, when he told his roommate that he was going out for a walk. He has not been seen nor heard from since.    He has not used his cell phone since his disappearance. Family members have said that Valle has been off of his anti-depressant medication for several weeks and that they are extremely worried for his safety. Diaz says police do not suspect foul play at this time.

Elleno Efren Valle_missing

Authorities are actively searching for a 20-year-old St. Edward’s University student who has been missing since Thursday evening.

Elleno Efren Valle was last seen at 6:30 Thursday night. Valle told his roommate he was leaving their room at Casa Dormitory at St. Edward’s University to go on a walk. His family reported him missing Friday.

Valle is 5-foot, 8-inches tall and weighs 117 pounds. The 20-year-old male has black hair and brown eyes. Valle does not have a vehicle and has not used his cell phone since he went missing.

On Friday, St. Edward’s police began a full investigation. Mischelle Diaz, director of communication for the university, says authorities searched campus and a nearby wooded area Friday. She said police also met with Valle’s roommate and friends. In addition, police have added his name to the state’s missing persons databases.

If any one has seen or has any information about Valle’s disappearance to call the St. Edward’s Police Department at 512-448-8444.

What Happened to Common Sense in Our Schools … 40 Childrens Lunches at Uintah Elementary School Confiscated and Tossed in Garbage Because There Was No Money in the Students’ Lunch Accounts

What the hell were these people thinking?

Forty elementary school kids had their lunches taken away and thrown in the garbage after it was realized that they had zero balances in their lunch accounts. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! Punish the children for something their parents did that was most likely an over-sight? How could anyone think that this was the way to handle such an issue? This is just a long line of ignorant and ridiculous policies and further shows the lack of common sense that has become common place in our schools. Dodgeball no, taking kids lunches away from them … yes.

Idiots

Utah parents are criticizing an elementary school for taking school lunches away from students because of unpaid accounts.

However, school officials claim the children did not go hungry.

When fifth-grader Sophia Isom got into the lunch line Tuesday, the girl said she was met by a district nutrition manager who was monitoring accounts.

“So she took my lunch away and she’s like, ‘Go get a milk.’ And I come back up and I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ Then she handed me an orange and she said, ‘You don’t have any money in your account, so you can’t get lunch,’” Sophia said.

Sophia said the food was thrown out.

“We were all blind-sided,” said Erica Lukes, Sophia’s mother. “There were lots of tears, and it was pretty upsetting for them.”

FACEBOOK – Salt Lake City School DistrictApology for their actions:

On Monday, a district Child Nutrition manager was sent to Uintah Elementary School to investigate the large number of students who had zero or negative balances in their school lunch accounts. That same day, the district manager and the local school kitchen manager started making calls to inform parents of the negative balances.

On Tuesday, the calls to parents continued. When lunch time came, students who still had negative balances were told they could not have a full meal but were given a piece of fruit and a milk for lunch. The district does this so children who don’t have money for lunch can at least have some food and not go without.

Unfortunately, children are served lunch before they get to the computer for payment. The children who didn’t have enough money in their accounts had their normal food trays taken from them and were given the fruit and milk.

This situation could have and should have been handled in a different manner. We apologize.

Cafeteria manager placed on leave after Utah school lunch seizures.

A cafeteria manager has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Salt Lake City School District investigates the seizure of school lunches from up to 40 young students with unpaid meal tabs.

The lunches were taken away Tuesday at Uintah Elementary, a move that has sparked outcry from parents, lawmakers and outraged observers who have created a sensation on social media.

More employees could be put on leave as well, depending on what the investigation uncovers, said district Superintendent McKell Withers.

Another School Shooting, This Time at Purdue University … 23 Year Old Cody Cousins Shot and Killed 21 Year Old Andrew Boldt Inside Electrical Engineering Building

Shooting and fatality at Purdue University

 The school was placed on lockdown Tuesday while police responded. The shooting occurred in the basement of the Electrical Engineering Building on the West Lafayette campus. That building was evacuated and the entire campus was placed on lockdown. The lockdown was lifted around 11:45 a.m. ET/ 12:45 p.m. CT.

“Homicides are extremely rare events at Purdue, it’s shocking,” said Tim Sands, provost, Purdue University.

“No ongoing threat to campus. Resume normal operations,” the university posted to its Twitter feed.

Later Tuesday afternoon, Purdue University officials decided to cancel classes. They were also canceled for Wednesday.

Teaching assistant shot and killed in Purdue University classroom.

Cousins surrendered within minutes outside the building by West Lafayette police, Cox said. Cox said shooter appeared to have singled out his victim, targeting no one else.

“The suspect sought out the victim, then killed the victims and then surrendered,” he said.

Police press conference naming the suspect and victim in Purdue University Shooting

CNN:

A gunman shot and killed another man Tuesday inside Purdue University’s electrical engineering building, spurring worried students to scramble into the bitter cold outside for safety.

The Indiana school’s police chief said that the suspect appeared to have had just one target in mind. He left the building right after the shooting, and a city police officer arrested him.

“This appears to be an isolated and intentional act,” Purdue Police Chief John Cox said. “…The victim appeared to have been targeted by the suspect, and it was no more and no less than that.”

Cox identified the victim as Andrew Boldt, a 21-year-old senior from West Bend, Wisconsin, who also worked at the school as a teaching assistant.

The suspect is Cody Cousins, a 23-year-old student in Purdue’s college of engineering who now is “booked on a preliminary charge of murder,” according to the police chief.

Widener University Male Student Shot on Campus … College on Lockdown, Students Asked to Remain Inside

Widener University in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania on lock-down after student shot on campus.

A student has been shot at  Widener University in Pennsylvania and is being treated at a local hospital for his wounds. According to 6ABC, the shooting happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. Monday near the Schwartz Athletic Center, in the vicinity of 18th Street and Melrose Avenue. The student was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center for treatment; his condition is not known. According to the most recent news reports, there have been no arrests, the gunman is not in custody.

Widener College Shooting

A student at Widener University in Pennsylvania is being treated at a local hospital after he was shot on campus and university officials warned students to remain indoors while police search for the suspected shooter, authorities said.

The school said on its website that the shooting occurred at approximately 8:45 Monday night near the Schwartz Athletic Center on the school’s campus in suburban Philadelphia.

A nursing supervisor at Crozer Chester Medical Center told the Associated Press that the victim was in surgery late Monday, but did not elaborate on his condition. The university said the student’s family had been notified.

UPDATE I: Widener University Alerts:

A Widener University student was shot in the vicinity of Schwartz Athletic Center earlier this evening at approximately 8:45 p.m. The student is currently under treatment at Crozer Chester Medical Center. His family has been notified .  We are not releasing the name of the injured student at this time.

The suspect is still at large. Chester Police have secured the campus, and Chester Police believe there is no active shooter on campus.

Anyone who has any information about the shooting, please contact 610-447-7908.

Students should remain indoors until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, January 21, 2014.  Continue to check Campus Cruiser for details.


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UPDATE II: Widener Student Shot, Gunman on the Loose.

Police say they have not yet spoken to the victim and so far have no information on a possible motive or description of the shooter.

Police suspect the gunman fled into the Summer Hill neighborhood of Chester, which borders the athletic center. Dogs with the K-9 unit tracked his scent in that direction, according to investigators.

Officers say they found one shell casing at the scene and believe the gunman used a revolver to fire one shot. They are currently reviewing surveillance video from the exterior of the athletic center to determine if it captured the shooting.

UPDATE III: No Arrests made yet, but the university said that the campus had been secured by police and that classes will resume Tuesday.

Dan Hanson, a spokesman for the university, said Tuesday that “all indications are this was not a random act of violence.” He would not release further details of the investigation.

Widener asked students to remain inside until 6 a.m. as police continue searching for the suspect, but the university said that the campus had been secured by police and that classes were to resume as scheduled Tuesday morning.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, please contact 610-447-7908.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014 … A Dream that All Can Embrace … “Will One Day Live in a Nation Where They Will not be Judged by the Color of their Skin but by the Content of their Character”

MARTIN LUTHER LING JR. DAY – 2014.

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day let us all reflect on “The Dream” and the fact that we as a Nation have come a long way since the 1960′s. We are a much better country for it. However, that does not mean that we do not still have more to do and will most likely always will.   MLK Jr’s message goes out to all people, not just one message to blacks or another to whites.  Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, do not let others interpret that dream for you. Do not let those with an agenda that is far from “The Dream” to make you feel less or call you something that you are not. Martin Luther King Jr. was correct, it is never about the color of one’s skin, it is always about the content of one’s character. Always! That means the character of those who would lie to you or highjack “The Dream” for their own purposes. Those who are divisive and keep races at each other do a disservice to Martin Luther King, Jr.

August 28, 1963

Full text of MLK Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech can be read here.

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

From CNN comes the unheard tapes from MLK Jr. circa 1960. Martin Luther King Jr. discusses the peaceful Civil Rights movement and called the movement represents struggle on the highest level of dignity and discipline.

From FOX News: On MLK Day – let’s celebrate all that has changed in 50 years.

On Sunday, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, the last surviving speaker from the 1963 March, spoke to that startling reality:

“I feel more than lucky but very blessed to be able to stand here 50 years later and to see the progress we have made,” Lewis said. “And just to see the changes have occurred. If someone had told me 50 years ago that an African-American would be in the White House as the president, I probably would have said ‘You’re crazy. You are out of your mind. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ The country is a different country, and we’re better people.”

In fact, outstanding African-Americans have broken through doors previously closed to all people of color in the past 50 years.

In government, we have had two black Supreme Court Justices, several Cabinet secretaries, two governors, six senators and dozens of people in Congress. We have a black president twice elected by the Americans people – who, as many have noted, could have been owned by our first 16 presidents as property.

The following VIDEO has excepts from from many different MLK speeches and this interview and has some incredibly interesting comments that all should take a listen to. What many do not understand is that MLK’s words do not just speak to the black Civil Rights movement. They speak to everyone.

  • “We are in a separate phase where we are seeking genuine equality. Where we are dealing with hard economic and social issues.”
  • Its more easy to integrate a lunch counter than it is guarantee an annual income. [...] It’s easier to integrate a bus than it is to get a program that will force a government to put billions of dollars to ending slums.”
  • “I weight the criticisms that I would get. I thought about even the fact that some Negros would not understand.  And some respectable Negro Leaders who are more concerned about being invited to the White House than invited to the cause of justice would be against me.”

Unlike others, I do not begin to speak for Martin Luther King Jr. and how he would act or what he would say in today’s world. So many are quick to say that he would be for increasing the minimum wage because he spoke of the Poor People’s Campaign which was a multiracial effort to address poverty in the nation by demanding a $30 billion antipoverty package, including full employment and the annual construction of 500,000 affordable residences. I don’t think so. The US has had a ‘War on Poverty’ since 1964 and the LBJ years. However, 50 years later it has been a failure.

I believe that Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of his word and wanted true equality for his people. I do not believe that he wanted them back on the plantation and subject to a life of dependency on welfare programs. True equality does not come from a hand out, it comes from  a hand up. Equality does not come from being forced to live in government housing. Equality comes from a strong family unit, an education, morality,  a want and desire to get ahead and believing in something greater than yourself.  The US has spent trillions in the War on Poverty and has gotten no where. The welfare state has been a disaster for “The Dream”.  Sorry, I do not believe for one second that MLK’s “DREAM” had the notion that blacks would become part of a voting block and completely dependent upon the government. JMO.

18 Year Old Sean T. Murawske Missing Since 1/12/14 in Alma, MI (Update: Found Deceased)

18 year old Sean T. Murawske has been reported missing on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Alma, Michigan. Sean Murawske was last seen at approximately 1:30 am at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity on West Center Street in Alma. Police are looking into a tip that an individual fitting the missing Alma college freshman’s  description was seen walking on West Superior near Luce Road around 2 a.m. Sunday.

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Sean Thomas Murawske  – pic from Alma Police Department

Sean T. Murawske was last seen at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity on West Center Street in Alma, investigators said.

Murawske was wearing a dark colored shirt and khaki pants. Murawske has blonde hair, is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 180 pounds.

UPDATE I: Alma College freshman reported missing.

Schooley said a thorough search was conducted in that area and nothing was found. Searches have also been conducted on campus and flyers have been distributed.

He said an investigation into Murawske’s cell phone revealed nothing that police didn’t already know.

Police will open Gratiot County’s Emergency Operation Center Monday night to use as a command center, and a search will also be conducted by air.

UPDATE II: Search for missing student ends in tragedy.

The search for the missing Alma College student ended in tragedy when volunteers found the body of 18 year-old Sean Murawske in a field off Charles Road in Alma.

Information is still sketchy but there appeared to be no obvious signs of foul play, said Alma Police Deputy Chief Matt Schooley. An autopsy will likely be scheduled.

Volunteers from the Murawske’s home town of Harbor Beach found the body.

Anyone with information should call the Alma Police Department at 989-463-8317.

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