IL for www.theindianalawyer.comFederal authorities announced Friday a 37-year-old Madison man has been charged in connection with two pipe bombings that rattled the Ohio River city in March.David Theiring was charged with two counts of possession of a pipe bomb and a count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler of the Southern District of Indiana announced. Theiring is suspected of playing a role in placing pipe bombs that exploded on the sidewalk in front of the Madison Police Department and outside the home of Jefferson Superior Judge Mike Hensley. No one was injured in either explosion.“Striking fear into the heart of a community will not be tolerated,” Minkler said. “Those who use violence directed at the criminal justice system or any of its members will be held strictly accountable.”According to a press release from Minkler’s office, federal, state and local law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Theiring’s residence on April 1 and found bomb-making materials, a .22 caliber rifle, and a 12 gauge shotgun. Theiring’s possession of the destructive devices on the dates was unlawful; a search of the records of the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record failed to reveal any destructive devices Theiring registered. Moreover, Theiring, who has two prior felony convictions, could not legally possess a firearm.This case was the result of an investigation by the Indiana State Police, the Madison City Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.“ATF is committed to apprehending violent offenders and keeping the citizens of Indiana safe as we continue to work collaborative investigations with our state and local partners,” said ATF Group Supervisor Charley A. Scarber.According to assistant U.S. attorney Lauren M. Wheatley, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Theiring faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. An initial hearing will be held in New Albany before a U.S. magistrate judge.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Award category sponsored byWinner: Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough, Seasons BakeryIn addition to beetroot, this loaf contains two more key ingredients – time and love, explains Dan Nemeth, owner of North Yorkshire-based Seasons Bakery.“Both go into making it a great-tasting loaf,” he says. “You can’t rush any aspect of the process; the taste comes from all the factors that have contributed.”Made with a three-day process, using cold-proofing, the loaf comprises a sourdough starter that is fed with fresh, grated beetroot.“This gives the active starter a great smell,” says Nemeth. “Then I add fresh grated beetroot to the dough itself, but first it has been slowly roasted with seasoning and olive oil in the oven.”At the end of the process, the shaped dough is baked on the stone floor of the oven at a high temperature with lots of steam.The bread, which was named Britain’s Best Loaf in the 2017 competition organised by British Baker, has proved a hit with consumers, and Nemeth has had to make the retarder bigger and has bought a new oven to ensure he maintains its consistency.“This loaf has an appealing golden colour and good shape. It also has a good crumb structure, and good distribution of beetroot, giving it a lovely aroma and taste.” Colin Lomax, category judgeFinalist: New Forest Wild Garlic & Emmental Sourdough,Reeve the BakerIngredients for this loaf include wheat and spelt flour, as well as salt, water and the wild garlic & Emmental cheese.“This bread is made using our three-day long fermentation process, which develops real flavour, open texture and excellent crust,” explains owner Gary Reeve.The wild garlic, which is so key to the taste of the loaf, is a seasonal product, sourced just a few miles from the bakery’s location in Wilton, Wiltshire.“The flavour and smell are softer and more natural than supermarket garlic,” he adds.After fermentation, the dough is scaled and put into baskets lined with fresh, whole garlic leaves before being baked in a stone-floor oven. It is then delivered to Reeve’s 12 shops, where it is sold in branded wax bags.“The flavour combination works very well. The bread has good keeping qualities due to the long fermentation process,” adds Reeve.“We use only the best natural ingredients and we never add any artificial flavours, dried sours, or commercial yeasts.”Finalist: Slow-proved Seeded Sourdough, Poppyseed BakeryThis loaf was inspired by a bread produced by Poppyseed Bakery using yeast.“We wanted to give customers the sourdough option with those same flavours, but with the added sour taste and texture,” explains owner Lee Smith, adding that the Sussex-based business makes the bread in various shapes depending on the demands of its wholesale customers.Sunflower, pumpkin and poppy seeds are used in the dough, and it gets topped with sesame, sunflower and poppy seeds.“We’ve been making it for about 11 years now. The bread is a good seller alongside our other sourdoughs. Where we are located, traditional breads are still the most popular with our customers.”To help promote his breads, Smith has short videos on his website, showing breadmaking from the starter dough through to the finished loaf.Smith started his career as a bakery apprentice in 1984 and opened Poppyseed Bakery in December 2016.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Out of the eight New York hospitals designated to handle potential Ebola patients, two are on Long Island: Stony Brook University Hospital and the North Shore LIJ, state officials announced Thursday.But North Shore LIJ has yet to identify which one of its 17 locations will receive that designation, its spokeswoman said. When the health system will make that determination is also unknown.Part of the agreement with the state required both hospitals to have created special isolation units to treat the infection.Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state health and transportation officials convening in New York City briefed the media Thursday regarding the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. They also used the platform to urge calm, noting that the anxiety level has far surpassed the actual gravity of the situation.“I believe people are much more anxious and there’s a semi-hysteria about it, which is understandable,” Cuomo said. “But it is not backed up by the numbers or the probability or the facts that we have at this time. But I understand why people are afraid.”To date, only three people—a Liberian man who eventually died and two nurses who treated him in Dallas—have been diagnosed in the US. Still, missteps made by the hospital in Dallas have forced officials nationwide to re-examine their protocols when dealing with such a deadly infectious disease as Ebola.Related: Yale student monitored for Ebola-like symptoms at Connecticut hospitalDr. Howard A. Zucker, New York State Health Department’s acting commissioner, said that starting next week his staff will visit hospitals throughout the state to examine their protocols.He said the health department is working closely with physicians and other health professionals so they’re better prepared to recognize a potential Ebola patient.Zucker also said he’s issued a “Commissioner’s Order” to all New York hospitals and medical centers requiring they follow proper protocols for identification, isolation and evaluation of potential patients. All health systems are mandated to properly train their workers with regard to safely donning and removing their personal protective equipment, he said.Cuomo said both the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the MTA is working with employees to make sure they have the necessary equipment and training to protect themselves. Unannounced drills that have already taken place at hospitals and college campuses will be expanded to include the subway and other transit systems, he said.“This is not in their job description, it’s not what you sign up for when you sign up to be a transit worker, but everyone has responded admirably,” Cuomo said.Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye noted that since US Customs and Border Protection agents have been screening travelers arriving at JFK from three Western African nations—Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone—none have been identified as having Ebola. (Foye also said that an Air Afrik passenger who died Thursday morning on board the plane while it was en route to JFK had suffered from cardiac arrest. His death “was no way related to the Ebola virus,” he said.)CBP agents, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are escorting all the travelers from the Ebola-infected countries to a private area where they have their temperature taken. If passengers are visibly showing other symptoms, they are then referred to the CDC for a public health assessment.The Port Authority has been directed by Cuomo to coordinate efforts with each international state airport, issuing advice and best practices, Foye said. The partnership with these airports will commence immediately, he said.Cuomo said the state is implementing these steps out of an abundance of caution.“I would rather that than the alternative, which is we’re unprepared,” he said. “And that’s what we’re doing here. We’re preparing if the situation presents itself.”While acknowledging that “Ebola is a frightening disease,” he said there’s no reason for undue anxiety among the public. “There’s no reason to panic,” he said.Cuomo, sounding confident, said there’s no state more prepared in the country to handle a “situation like this.”Commissioner Zucker reminded the public to get a flu shot so doctors can rule out that virus out and then focus on a possible Ebola infection, prompting Cuomo to respond:“I’m getting mine right away, I’m one of those anxious types!”List of designated hospitals:Mt. Sinai in ManhattanNew York Presbyterian in ManhattanBellevue in ManhattanMontefiore in the BronxNorth Shore/LIJ Health System in Nassau CountyUpstate University Hospital in SyracuseUniversity of Rochester Medical Center in RochesterStony Brook University Hospital on Long Island