22-year-old’s disappearance a ‘nightmare’ for worried mom

first_imgRichmond Police Dept. (RICHMOND, Ky.) — Weeks after a 22-year-old mysteriously vanished, her mother is desperate for answers and pleading with her daughter to “please, please come home to us.”Savannah Spurlock, who lives with her mother in Richmond, Kentucky, was last seen on Friday, Jan. 4, leaving a bar in Lexington, according to Richmond police.Spurlock, a mother of four, left the bar with three men she met there, according to Richmond Assistant Chief of Police Rodney Richardson.Those men have been identified and questioned, Richardson told ABC News Monday. Meanwhile, Spurlock hasn’t been seen since.Ellen Spurlock said the last time she spoke to her daughter was via Facetime around 3 a.m. on Jan. 4. Ellen Spurlock said her daughter was in a car with at least three other people at the time.“She told me she was fine. When I asked her where she was, she said she was in Lexington,” Ellen Spurlock told ABC News Sunday night. “She promised she would be home later that morning. She did not seem out of the ordinary.”“I don’t know anything about her relationship with the men that she was with,” she added. “When she Facetimed me I did not recognize the gentleman driving the car. I had never seen him before. I could not see who was in the back of the car because it was so dark out. But I heard voices talking over each other — that’s how I knew there were at least two individuals in the back seat of the vehicle.”It’s not clear if the men Savannah Spurlock left the bar with were the same people she was in a car with while talking to her mother, Richardson said.No one has been charged, Richardson said, and while police have not ruled out charges, he said their focus is on the search for Spurlock.The 22-year-old is believed to be in danger, Richardson said. There’s no indication she ran away, he said.Police have not ruled out anything — including the possibility of foul play, he said.The worried mother, concerned her daughter was taken against her will, called this her “worst nightmare.”“We’re leaning on faith, on God and on each other, our family, our friends,” Ellen Spurlock said. “I miss her. It’s very, very hard on us. We just want her back where she belongs with us and her four babies.”She called her daughter “a very responsible individual” who “hardly ever went anywhere.”“Her kids were her priority,” Ellen Spurlock said. “So this is all just a big shock to her family and friends that she would not be here for over three weeks.”Ellen Spurlock said her message to her daughter is: “Please come home to your family and friends…Your babies need you.”Ellen Spurlock is also pleading with anyone with information to come forward.“No matter how insignificant you think it is, how minor, it could be the piece to the puzzle that brings Savannah back to us,” she said.Savannah Spurlock is described as having multiple tattoos including a rose on her left shoulder and text reading “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” on the right side of her torso.She was last seen wearing a black sleeveless top and a maroon skirt with heels.Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 859-624-4776.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Coastal First Nations clarifies LNG benefits agreement, denies endorsement

first_imgCoastal First Nations on Tuesday said that there has been no endorsement by CFN for LNG developments on the coast despite certain media suggestions stating otherwise. The Coastal First Nations noted that no agreement indicating they endorse LNG has been signed.In its statement, CFN clarifies that the agreement signed with the province of British Columbia ensures the First Nations will be engaged with the federal and provincial government in addressing environmental issues related to LNG “rather than being forced to live with decisions made by others.”Under the agreement, CFN will benefit from a strategic regional approach to environmental stewardship and has secured a commitment from the province to conduct two airshed studies related to proposed LNG facilities development in the Kitimat and Prince Rupert.The Coastal First Nations have also secured regulatory requirements that LNG companies offset greenhouse gas emissions if their CO2 outputs go beyond certain benchmarks, as well as full participation with the provincial and federal government on shipping and marine cumulative impacts.The province will also provide funding for cumulative impacts study, emergency response planning, and training as well as incentives for use of renewable energy technologies at LNG processing facilities, to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases.CFN adds that none of the agreed benefits should be construed as an “endorsement of the LNG industry on the coast”.last_img read more

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Northeast Ohio Girls Basketball Scores: February 11

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Matt Medley Related Topicscenter_img Feb. 11Great Lakes Conference*Bay 56 Parma 51*Elyria Catholic 52 Massillon Washington 49Greater Cleveland Conference*Solon 72 Strongsville 49**Brunswick 50 Euclid 51**Elyria 34 Mentor 49*North Coast League: Blue Division*Lake Catholic 59 Beaumont 47**Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 34 Walsh Jesuit 48*Patriot Athletic Conference: Stars*Buckeye 37 Keystone 46**Black River 56 Firelands 49*Patriot Athletic Conference: Stripes*Fairview 37 Brooklyn 31**Lutheran West 47 Columbia 34**Oberlin 38 Clearview 61*Southwestern Conference*Avon 54 North Ridgeville 52**Midview 41  Olmsted Falls 68**Avon Lake 34 Berea-Midpark 57**Westlake 42 Lakewood 46**Amherst Steele 62 North Olmsted 44*Standings (as of 2/11)Great Lakes Conference1. Elyria Catholic Panthers (19-2, 11-0)2. Bay Rockets (16-6, 8-4)3. Parma Redmen (14-8, 7-5)4. Holy Name Green Wave (10-10, 6-7)5. Normandy Invaders (10-10, 5-7)5. Rocky River Pirates (7-13, 5-7)7. Valley Forge Patriots (2-16, 0-11)Greater Cleveland Conference1. Solon Comets (18-2, 13-0)2. Mentor Cardinals (15-6, 10-3)3. Euclid Panthers (12-7, 8-5)4. Shaker Heights Red Raiders (10-10, 7-6)5. Strongsville Mustangs (10-10, 5-8)5. Medina Bees (8-13, 5-8)7. Brunswick Blue Devils (5-16, 3-11)8. Elyria Pioneers (3-18, 1-13)North Coast League: Blue Division1. Archbishop Hoban Knights (14-7, 7-1)1. Padua Bruins (15-4, 7-1)3. Walsh Jesuit Warriors (8-12, 5-3)4. Lake Catholic Cougars (7-12, 3-8)5. NDCL Lions (5-10, 1-6)6. Beaumont Blue Streaks (1-17, 0-7)Patriot Athletic Conference: Stars Division1. Keystone Wildcats (17-3, 15-0)2. Buckeye Bucks (13-6, 12-3)3. Wellington Dukes (13-6, 10-4)4. Black River Pirates (8-13, 6-9)4. Brookside Cardinals (7-11, 5-9)6. Firelands Falcons (5-15, 4-11)Patriot Athletic Conference: Stripes Division1. Lutheran West Longhorns (17-3, 14-1)2. Columbia Raiders (10-9, 10-5)3. Fairview Warriors (8-12, 5-10)4. Brooklyn Hurricanes (8-13, 4-11)4. Clearview Clippers (5-15, 4-11)6. Oberlin Phoenix (2-19, 0-15)Southwestern Conference1. Berea-Midpark Titans (19-2, 16-2)2. Amherst-Steele Comets (17-4, 15-3)3. Lakewood Rangers (15-7, 12-6)4. Westlake Demons (12-9, 10-8)4. Olmsted Falls Bulldogs (11-9, 10-8)6. Avon Lake Shoremen (12-10, 9-9)7. North Ridgeville Rangers (11-10, 7-10)8. Avon Eagles (8-13, 7-11)9. North Olmsted Eagles (5-16, 3-14)10. Midview Middies (2-20. 0-18)MISC:Laurel (17-2)St. Joseph Academy (17-4)Gilmour (14-4)Lake Ridge (11-7)Magnificat (9-9)last_img read more

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Southwest Columbia middle school to be named after John Warner

first_imgWe have a name for that new southwest Columbia middle school.The Columbia Public Schools board of education on Monday night voted to name the building opening next fall on Sinclair Road after longtime school resource officer John Warner. He pioneered the DARE program in the district, and worked to improve school safety practices statewide.Officer Warner died in August. He was 61 years old.last_img

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Best title race ever? Klopp forgets Huddersfield’s battle with Cardiff

first_img“It is,” Jürgen Klopp said, “the most exciting season for years.” We’ll be the judge of that, sunshine. The strangest thing about Klopp’s assertion, leaving its veracity to one side for the moment, was that he said it at the start of November, when every team in the Premier League still had 28 games to play. It was like declaring a fresh if vigorous shoot in the vegetable patch the finest carrot in the land, when it might still fail to flourish or be consumed by pests – and there remains an outside chance that it’s a parsnip.Five months later teams seem to have taken control of the title races in three of the four divisions of the English league, and two have already been relegated from the top flight. One domestic cup final was goalless and in the other one Manchester City will play a side they routinely, reliably and predictably beat. But for as long as the key battle at the top of the Premier League remains undecided, the season remains undefined. It may yet come to be remembered as a good season, perhaps even a great one. The all-time title, however, is already taken. Was this helpful? Premier League Read more Share on Pinterest features Share on LinkedIn Huddersfield having profoundly fluffed those games in hand on the final day, Cardiff travelled to Birmingham knowing they would win the league if they at least matched the Terriers’ result. “It is no exaggeration to remark that seldom have the closing stages of a season produced more excitement,” gushed the Observer. “Cardiff’s 11th-hour recovery has placed them well in the running again, until now it might almost be said that they will be just a little unlucky to lose.”By the time the final whistle sounded there could be no doubt about it. During the second half at St Andrew’s, the scores still level, Gill headed a corner towards goal and the Birmingham goalkeeper was stranded. The ball soared towards the net, nothing now standing between Cardiff and victory – except the Birmingham full-back Eli Ashurst, who dived full length to punch it clear. It was cheating of the cruellest kind. Davies’ penalty was saved, and the only genuine chance of the league title that Cardiff have ever had went with it. Huddersfield won 3-0 and pipped their rivals to the title by virtue of a goal average superior by 0.024 of a goal – had they scored just one goal fewer all season, or Cardiff one goal more, all would have been different. And it wasn’t even the most closely-contested significant league position of the season, or even the day. Share on Twitter Liverpool’s players thriving under pressure of title race, says Robertson Hide Liverpool Read more Topics Football Show center_img That afternoon in Derby, the home side knew they had to beat Leicester by five goals to vault Bury, whose season was already over, and steal promotion to the top flight. They were three up at half-time but could muster only one more and thus missed out, their goal average inferior by 0.015.This February, with at least 11 matches remaining, Robbie Fowler called the battle between Liverpool and Manchester City “the best title race in living memory”. That is a lot of title races to dismiss with one sweeping and almost certainly under-researched generalisation, but the current campaign does have one thing in its favour that no other season in sporting history can claim: we don’t know how it ends yet. Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Hendo Unchained: Liverpool’s dogged captain takes centre stage in title race Cardiff City Share on Messenger Precisely 95 years ago a match was played that was to decide the tightest title chase of all time, a match still talked about today – mainly by certain history-obsessed Cardiff City fans, but nevertheless. It says something about the changes seen to the world of sporting journalism over the last near-century that the Guardian’s report on this game ran to precisely 70 words, just over a ninth of the space dedicated that day to lacrosse. The Times gave it 77 words, not quite the same as the ones in the Guardian but suspiciously similar, in a page dominated by a lengthy report on the first day’s play at the Public Schools Rackets Championship.On this weekend in 1924, as this year Cardiff played Burnley on the Saturday. Unlike this year they were playing not to avoid relegation but for ultimate glory, and they had to play again on the Monday against the team with which they were destined to end the season tied at the top of the table. This match was contested precisely 95 years ago last Sunday. “It was an exciting game,” we reported, “but the importance of the occasion overcame the forwards when they got within shooting range with the result that nothing was scored.” Or, as the Times had it, “It was a hard-fought game, in which it was apparent that the players realised its importance, with the result that there was too much eagerness shown, especially near goal.”There was, inevitably, a little more to it than that. The Western Mail declared it “probably the most momentous league match every to be played at Ninian Park”, but crucially the Cardiff forward pairing of Jimmy Gill and Len Davies failed to rise to the occasion. Each had one golden chance, and spurned it. Davies “seemed undecided what to do, and then half-heartedly drove in a left-foot shot which went at least two yards wide,” wrote the Western Mail, while Gill “appeared to lose all self-control and timidly shot for goal”.The Welsh newspaper declared “that the City were the better side is beyond dispute”. Leeds Mercury, based a little closer to Huddersfield, said that “Huddersfield, after more than holding their own, deserved a point”, while the Yorkshire Post said that “Huddersfield’s defence was perfect … their work was more methodical in every department and it would be hard to find one weak spot”.The result left Huddersfield and Cardiff level on points, but the Terriers had two games in hand. The Western Mail wrote that it would “require all the optimism their supporters can command to believe that the City have not thrown away their last chance of securing the title”. As it turned out, however, they would have the chance to throw away one more. 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