Please apply directly to the court house or call District Attorney Madison Monroe (Madison Munro) for an interview.
The AP District Court House is currently hiring for the following positions:
Please apply directly to the court house or call District Attorney Madison Monroe (Madison Munro) for an interview.
Asphyxiation Point has seen its share of crime since this summer and city council members have been receiving pressure from the Attorney General and the Governor of Maine to clean the city up or drastic measures would have to be taken against the small island. Even citizens have been heard complaining about the lack of prosecution of the criminal element.
AP Times interviewed the new District Attorney, Madison Monroe and asked her why there was such a backlog of cases. "Recently some changes were made to the system where lawyers were being appointed to both defend and prosecute. In addition, the DA's job was removed and given the title of a Court Administrator. They also removed our residing judge and forced us to have a judge from the mainland come to the island. This created a scheduling nightmare for the visiting judges, the court house staff, and those trying to navigate the criminal justice system. In essence, it did the opposite of stream lining the system. Since taking over at the Court House, I have reestablished the normal operating procedures. with defense attorneys, prosecutors, and our very own judge that lives here on the island."
We approached the city council to find out what else was going to be done about the increasing crime rate in Asphyxiation Point. They announced a press conference for later in the day. The room was full with reporters and citizens when the five city council members announced that they have taken the advice of the Attorney General and the Governor of Maine and revised the way criminals in AP would be sentenced. The president of the council stated as part of his remarks, "We have been made aware of many studies that show that jailing criminals is not an effective way to rehabilitate them. Indeed, if anything jails are an incubator for breeding more violent offenders that are ten times more likely to commit crimes when they are released. Therefore we are instituting new mandatory minimums and maximums that include monetary restitution, community service, house arrest, and mandatory state paid counseling. Once suspects are arrested and released on bail, the District Attorney will proceed as normal with deciding if the case has merit to go to trail or be offered a deal but criminals will now be given the help they need through counseling and community service."
After the press conference we caught up to District Attorney Monroe and asked for her response on this new system. "I have just been given the documentation of these new mandatory minimums and maximums and I will tell you what will happen. We will see an increase in crime as there is no real deterrents to criminal behavior. I also predict that we will see an increase in vigilante justice as victims decide to take justice into their own hands."
We contacted Chief DeSanta by phone and asked him his opinion of this new restructuring. His response was a muttered "gorram morons" before he hung up.
How these changes affect Asphyxiation Point remains to be seen but one thing is for certain, if criminals are trapped in their houses under house arrest instead of going to jail, there might be an increase in babies on the island.
The town of Asphyxiation Point announced a contest with a goal to capture the beauty of Asphyxiation Point through the eye of a camera last month. After hundreds of entries, the winners were announced last Saturday night at a formal event located at the Asphyxiation Point Theater. Volunteer organizers Laszlo Kuluk and Dr. Deranean Sands took center stage and announced the winners and gave out thousands of dollars in prizes to the talented photographers. Mr. Kuluk stated during the event that he didn’t have much experience in art and photography but he was a long term resident and the goal of the event was “to try and choose a selection of pictures which best captures the essence of Asphyxiation Point.”
The Town of Asphyxiation Point gave out $10,000 dollars in prizes for the top three photos in two themes, “Life at Asphyxiation Point” and “Autumn at Asphyxiation Point”. Because there were so many entries, the organizers debated on increasing the prize pool but in the end made the tough decision to come up with six winners. The photos are still open for viewing in the theater. Along with the winners on display. many of the entries are also being shown on the main screen. Stop by the theater this week for a moment to enjoy the viewing yourself or with with a friend and view our town through your fellow citizen’s eyes.
And the winners for the "Life at Asphyxiation Point" Contest are…
3rd Place Winner : East of Eden taken by Derek
2rd Place Winner : is Tag You’re It taken by Lex
1st Place Winner : Red Light taken by Kath Rise
And the winners for the "Autumn at Asphyxiation Point" Contest are…
3rd Place Winner : Sunrise at Autumn taken by Ophelia Dimanovic
2nd Place Winner : Autumn Light taken by Alex Avion
1st Place Winner : Room with a View taken by Lex
Reported by Jaden Montgomery
The criminal activity in Asphyxiation Point City is growing further. Yesterday two members of a notorious underground gang have kidnap a woman for ransom. The criminals with the hostage were hiding inside the church. After a successful operation of the local police force the, the police has managed to arrest one of the criminals. The other criminal has managed to escape from the police. According informations from the police he must be outside the city borders. The police have rescued the hostage, who had minor injuries. The arrested criminal is already in jail and he has to deal with serious crimes like kidnapping, use of firearms and bank-robbery. The police thinks that this two criminals are the same who have done the Bank robbery last week at the AP-bank and loans, where the Bank clerk was injured.
If any citizens knows something about the cases should report it to the local police.
Mrs Elvira Schmidt
If you missed the opening at AP Studios of “Pianos” by I.B. The art is still on display and print copies are for sell to all interested parties. I.B. is a new and mysterious artist in town who has been traveling and taking pictures and had a desire to share their beauty with the city. The opening for the event was black tie but now that the art has been released guests may visit, view and purchase the art during normal business hours at the studio.
Although she chose not to reveal her identity. Her family attended the event and told the press she was a modest artist and not interested in fame from showing her art. They described a woman who had true passion for the craft from a young age. They shared fond memories of when she first seen a camera at a young age and claimed since then she had an interest that craved to be developed.
I.B.’s work was described that evening as beautiful and memorable by many guests. The event was crowded as many residents visited the studio in uptown. Over the course of an enjoyable evening many whispers and inquiries were asked about who the artist was as the marveled over her talent. Take time this week to visit AP Studio as you do not want to miss it.
Below are the descriptions of some of the exciting pieces you will see at the exhibit as well as couple sneak peeks.
A. Fall Noise
This piano was round in the back woods around fall time. The fall colors and the foggy evening air gave this piano an air of mystery. The tune of it was crisp like the foggy air with a slight cool breeze carrying the sound out into the woods beyond.
B. Rose Pedals
I.B. Found this gem in a lovely wooded area with open walled cabins. The curtain behind the piano gives just enough room for the sound of this beauty being played to travel out into the nighttime air.
C. Musical Breeze
Here the windows were open and a storm was blowing in. I.B. captured this shot just as the wind whipped through the windows throwing the music off the piano and into a frenzy.
D. Floating Rhythms
Though you have to wander through water to get to this piano the sounds that come out of it are enchanting. The way the water carries the notes and puts a small echo on every key pressed is a magical sound.
E. "I'll Fly Away.."
These words are from a hymn and describe the picture of this piano well. The way the sheets of music float up off the piano and disappear into the birds flying away just works. This piano is one of I.B.'s most favorite places to come and play out of all the piano's this artist has encountered around the world.
F. Morning Glory
With the sun coming up and the butterflies fluttering this is a perfect way to start a morning. Sitting at this piano to play "Morning Has Broken" was something I.B. couldn't resist. As the sun continued to rise, the music drifted across the water to reach people unseen and hopefully give them a reason to smile on such a beautiful morning.
G. Little Tunes
This small piano was too small to sit at and play for any regular sized adult but would be a welcoming sight for any small child. The size of the piano doesn't matter though, it's the sound that comes out of it and I.B. will tell you that this piano is no exception. There was a small child who came along and played this little piano exquisitely.
H. Angelic Song
There were heavenly rays surrounding this large piano centered on a stage surrounded by seats for all to sit and stare at this wonder. There was no need for anyone to play it, just the look of it was angelic enough, but once someone sat down to it and started playing the rays would dance in the delightful sound of someone flying across the ivories.
I. Haunted Sounds
This piano was so overrun by spider webs I.B. refused to sit down and play. However, this artist didn't need to. These keys were touched by something unseen by the human eye and the most eerily sound came out of this piano. Crisp and clear the sound of a very sad and lonely song was played by this unseen being.
Reported by: Jaden Montgomery
Over the weekend the APPD responded to a number of reports for theft and robbery. Mrs. Elvira Schmidt reported recently on the robbery in the local bank. Also in uptown, a local business owner called to report to the police that her boutique store had also been robbed. The business owner reported a loss of jewelry and cash taken from the register when she arrived at her store. At the APPD, an officer reported to her supervisor that her key card was swiped while she was in a meeting at the station. The stolen key card was quickly deactivated by the police and the suspect was captured on camera by the CCTV system.
In the most bizarre events of theft over the weekend, a citizen who has claimed to be in The Point on business was in the Shop and Scrub doing his laundry when the shop clerk stepped out and an armed woman entered the store. After following the man into the laundry mat, she pulled a gun and demanded his wallet. However since the man had been robbed already once this weekend on the ferry coming into AP, he had no money, wallet or assets to give the woman. Since the woman was armed, we suppose the man should be grateful the influx of thieves are at least flexible in their demands.
She demanded at gunpoint the man disrobe and manually service himself into a vessel she conveniently had in her purse. At some point during the exchange of the “product”, she told the man she planned on selling his “stuff” for a profit and that ironically she worked as a stripper at the new nightclub, Climax. The suspect was described as 5'6", white female, dark hair pulled back tightly into a bun, wearing large sunglasses and a black dress.
At this point there are no connections to this bizarre up rise in theft but as the number of tourists increases daily, citizens are warned to be vigilant and aware of criminal activity.
Reported by Jaden Montgomery
The criminality is raised in Aphyxiation City! Yesterday there was a Bank robbery at the local "Loans Bank". According to the Bank Manager there was a assault from two mens with masks holding guns. They threaten the Bank Manager to open the safe. The Bank Manager pushed the silent alarm button. The two mens took quick the money in two suitcases and run out fo the bank while shooting on the air, before the police came. The police is investigating. The local authorities refuse to make any comments. According to the Bank Manager the two criminals have stolen about 200.000 $.
Reported by: Mrs. Elvira Schmidt
This uptown resident loves women's swim wear. In fact, he has a whole collection of bikinis, tankinis and one pieces in his home. Why does this man collect them you ask? Because the only way he can get his rocks off is if he feels nylon against his ballsack and smells chlorine. Ms Turner loves her kinks and thinks everyone should wave their freak flag, but offering to loan out the suits you wear and jizz into is just poor hospitality.
The AP Times has hired a new gossip columnist and advice columnist, Paige Turner. AP Times will take submissions without names including your own in case you are concerned about any retaliation. Ms. Turner will review all submissions before submitting them to print. All tips, gossip, slander and tidbits of information can be submitted directly to the AP Times office or via email to Jaden Montgomery (Jaden.perl), AP Times Editor as our columnist must keep her identity hidden from the public.
In an interview held in a five stars hotel, Killian announced the wedding ceremony for November 17, 2015. According to the couple, it will be an open ceremony at the beach of the city Dae resides at, and it will be held by a Wicca minister, as neither groom follow the traditions of Christian churches.
Following the Ceremony, there will be a private reception at the Aristocrats club, also in the same city.
The couple clarifies that while the ceremony will be open to all, the reception is just for "family and closer friends". The invites are nominal (that means, no +1 unless listed). The invites will be handed personally by the couple and the list will be strictly enforced at the door of the venue.
Due to the mass wave of crimes that seem to have increased lately in the city, security will be enforced in both occasions, hired privately by the couple. Little press will be allowed on the premises. "We want it to be intimate", they declared.
Local Fine Dining Establishment is hiring for:
Local Delivery Drivers.
You may apply at Frederick's on the Square located on the corner of Highland and 7th
or contact Diana Michaels (dianamichaels) directly for additional information.
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