Trick-or-treat arrived early this year for newly appointed Fire Chief Kendall Eiren when she was allegedly attacked by a woman dressed as a clown early Tuesday evening. According to reports, the woman approached Chief Eiren, accused her of being a "blue coat" and then lunged at her with a knife, stabbing the Chief in the leg during the ensuing struggle. Volunteer firefighter Kai Roberts ably assisted the Chief in subduing the clown woman after radioing for help from the AP Police department. The alleged assailant was taken into custody and Chief Eiren received treatment for her wound, from which she is recovering nicely. The clown woman refused to identify herself to police and carried no identification. An AP Times reporter spoke with the suspect and learned that she claims to be named "Fray". She speaks with what might be an Irish accent, looks to have been living rough, and was ravenously hungry. According to police sources, the suspect is "crazy as a shithouse rat..." and might face "long term commitment before there's ever a trial".
Where has the Owner of Fredricks been this last week? Normally Ms. Ghost graces the end of the bar at her restaurant, Fredricks, greeting guests and making the patrons feel welcomed as they dine on the scrumptious fine meals Fredricks provides daily but where has the lovely Ms Ghost been as her absence has been noted.
When you hear screaming coming from one of the uptown apartments and the wailing cry of the ambulance following, you know something of gossiping interest has occurred.
Following the ambulance, I witness them stopping outside Apartment 1, 6 8th Street and bring out a bloodied female on a gurney, only to race the poor soul to the hospital. Once the police had cleared the scene, I looked through the windows to witness a grisly sight of a long dark pool of blood stretching from mid room to the kitchen and a couch overturned, lying almost upon the dining table.
What had happened to this woman to lose so much precious blood and so many questions were raised that need answers.
The injured woman was later identified as Rumour Ghost. Ms Ghost was heard to be crying, almost hysterically about a something or someone named "Hades" who can come to claim her soul and that it was this Hades who had attacked her, leaving her in an awful bloodied mess.
Who is this Hades?
Are the citizens of AP safe?
What are the police doing to apprehend such a violent person(s)?
Are we no longer safe in our homes at night?
We wish Rumour a fast recovery from her injuries and look forward to seeing her back in Fredricks soon.
The crew of a local fishing boat made a rather disturbing discovery when they pulled up their nets this morning. The body of a young woman identified as Miss Dee Sylver Nightwing was tangled in the net. A wound on her head indicates some kind of impact. Given that she was pulled up roughly eight nautical miles from the island, police are at this time suggesting it may have been a boating accident. No further details have been provided.
Life guarantees us very little, but one thing it does is that things will change. Some changes are good. Some are bad. And some are just taking the look of something old and familiar and turning it into something new and updated. This week, Anderson's Irish Pub had one such change when it went through quite the face lift.
Residents were buzzing with the renovations of AP's local Irish pub when a helicopter landed, bringing supplies. And who other to receive them than co-owner and operator, Dean Anderson himself. Mr. Anderson did quite the job from what I have seen, working on the updates with his own hands, just as he did with the bar itself. "Built it with my own hands. Every brick you can see," he said.
And his hard work paid off by what he called a rather busy grand reopening night. I was fortunate enough to catch the man himself a couple of times to get a glimpse and to see how things went upon the reveal, and he talked as if he couldn't have been happier.
Are there more changes coming to this hometown pub? Not by Mr. Anderson's accounts. According to him, things will be just as always in his Irish pub. When I asked about live acts, he confirmed. "Of course we do. We always did. People should come here to enjoy themselves. It doesn't help if you don't entertain them."
That coming straight from one of the owners' mouths... come and be entertained. So, the next time you find yourself thirsty, hop on over to Anderson's, down by the docks. Who knows, maybe you'll even get a personal Irish dance lesson from Mr. Anderson himself.
By: Nora Carter
This past Sunday morning gun shots could be heard shattering the comfortable silence of upper town. Anyone out for brunch could have seen the owner of the Aristocrat, Kaidn Zero, pulling a gun and firing several shots at a masked man who had just defaced the street outside of the club. There was a curious resemblance between the mask he was wearing and the mark on the ground, both looking like some form of crazily smiling skull with large white teeth. An eerie sign indeed and from what the masked man said, it was intended as a warning to one of the Aristocrat’s guest. Who? He didn’t say, but present in the club that morning, among others, were town judge Martinho Larson, gym owner Vladimir Ribolovlef and private attorney Aquilah Rau. Was one of them the intended recipient of this warning? Or was it meant for someone more low profile? Perhaps the victim wasn’t even there at the time.
The AP Times has information from a reliable source that this mark is typical gang-related graffiti. Lately there has really only been one gang making noise in town. Is this their mark?
Later the same day the mark had been washed away. By the town or by the Aristocrat owner not wanting people to associate his club with gang violence? Who can tell?
Reported By - Min Bradford
It's no surprise that the APPD has a new Captain and it seems like the board selected someone with more experience than the last. Officer Eli Vincente is one of the longest standing officers on the island and finally received a seemingly well deserved promotion, already started making some changes for the better. Captain Vincente says "We are instituting some common sense protocols, and we'll be reinforcing our training. Our officers are our only resources, and the leadership, myself included can't afford to be distant any longer. Right now, we've a department of lone wolves. Pound for pound a lone wolf is the toughest thing in the forest, but a pack preforms better. We are partnering experienced officers with rookies, and encouraging partnering up in general. We are going to go over some protocols, and see what makes sense. I am going to work with my officers, and listen to them. They are bringing a lot of ideas." He also stated that he will be establishing a media coordinator as well as an officer in charge community outreach.
During my time in Asphyxiation Point I've seen and heard about several officers getting over looked or disregarded because the captains simply ignored them or they had no clue who was actually on staff. I know of a few rookies that actually left the force due to such circumstances and I couldn't help but ask the new Captain his thoughts. "A lot of our officers weren't heard, simply because the Captains were unaware of them. One thing you are going to find is I am more present than any previous Captain. And I know the officers, their strengths and their weaknesses. I've got a top flight staff. Jennie, Kerri, Dora, Lewis, Novak, Angelique... great cops, the kind that can turn this thing around. We have excellent probationary members in Carly and Boomer, and I am looking forward to getting to know them better." It seems Captain Vincente has a solid plan to make a difference and went on to say "I know the people hold us to a higher standard, and it shows in the media. We are going to exceed their unreasonable expectations, because the raw talent we have showing is going to start getting used. I am giving up the whole supercop thing, in order to look good in my job, I am going to help the cops we have make me look good. It is hard at times, we don't always get the best recruits, and a lot of them are coming from dubious sources. We aren't like the enemy, we can't really afford to turn many away, but with work on our protocols, we are going to run a cleaner department."
There is no sense in denying that the department has had several issues lately and shunning the press did not help their reputation at all. Rumors ranging from negligence to flat out public corruption have made the local wary of dealing with any officers. I've been told 911 calls went unanswered, officers were instructed not to patrol certain areas despite requests, cases were dropped, and that there has been a general lack of communication amongst the ranks. These stories and issues were laid out in front of the new Captain and he assured me that if something wasn't handled it was left that way for a reason or that it was being investigated. While it was clear the tough questions aggravated the new Captain, he was patient and addressed everything handed to him in a polite and respectful manner, a much welcome change compared to the last three persons in charge.
Perhaps this is a much needed change for the boys and girls in blue? Even some of the officers have nothing but praise and support for the changes being made. We at the Times wish Captain Eli the best of luck and hope this transformation extends into the future.
With recent events that include the kidnapping of district attorney Martinho Larsson, the District Court has negotiated a contract with Sylver Securities. Mr Larsson did state "Naturally I can't provide the terms of the deal but lets just say with so many people getting snatched off the streets recently all employees of the District Court now have added security watching there backs, so attempted snatchings will not be so easy in future on Court employees at least."
I reached out to the owner of Sylver Securities, Mr Malicki Sylver, and he confirmed "we were asked by Mr Larsson as he has requested that our firm provide the courthouse with added security since after his last experience he has felt that the employees there require a greater level of safety and Sylver Securities is making that happen."
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