Monthly Archives: June 2016

Michael Sheen Directing, Starring in Crime Thriller ‘Green River Killer’

Michael Sheen will make his feature directorial debut on and star in QC Entertainment’s crime thriller “Green River Killer.”

Sheen will portray the serial killer Gary Ridgway, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to 48 charges of first-degree murder of women in the state of Washington during the 1980s and 1990s. He was spared the death penalty in exchange for cooperation in locating the victims.

Sheen will direct from his own screenplay, which was named to the Black List in 2015 and is adapted from the Dark Horse Entertainment’s graphic novel “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story.” The book, which won the Eisner Award, was written by Jeff Jensen and based on his father, Tom Jensen, and artist Jonathan Case.

The film tells the story of the relationship between Tom Jensen, who spent two decades looking for the Green River Killer, and Ridgway. The two

Read more at: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/michael-sheen-green-river-killer-gary-ridgway-1201802874/

Body of missing Scarborough man recovered from Portland Harbor

The body of a missing Scarborough man was recovered from Portland Harbor Wednesday morning.

Portland police say the body of Matthew Foster, 23, was spotted by witnesses in the water between Union Wharf and Widgery Wharf around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. Foster’s body was removed from the water by the Portland Fire Department and taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, police said.

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A police officer by the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal where police had put crime scene tape up around the area where the Portland Fire Department's boat is docked.A police officer by the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal where police had put crime scene tape up around the area where the Portland Fire Department's boat is docked.


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The medical examiner will investigate the cause and manner of death, according

Read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/22/portland-police-fire-personnel-pulling-body-from-portland-harbor/

Body of missing Scarborough man recovered from Portland Harbor …

The body of a missing Scarborough man was recovered from Portland Harbor Wednesday morning.

Portland police say the body of Matthew Foster, 23, was spotted by witnesses in the water between Union Wharf and Widgery Wharf around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. Foster’s body was removed from the water by the Portland Fire Department and taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, police said.

The medical examiner will investigate the cause and manner of death, according to police.

Early Wednesday, police had put crime scene tape up around the area where the Portland Fire Department’s boat is docked near the ferry terminal.

Police last week spent several days searching the waterfront for Foster. Police dogs tracked his scent to the waterfront, where cadaver dogs indicated there was a body in the water. The search was suspended on June 17.

Foster was last seen June 10 in the Oasis nightclub on Wharf

Read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/22/portland-police-fire-personnel-pulling-body-from-portland-harbor/

£65m Gwynedd bypass delays blamed on wildlife negotiations

Cars in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd

Work on a major bypass in Gwynedd is facing delays as talks continue over protecting wildlife.

Construction on the £65m Bontnewydd road was due to start towards the end of this year.

The Welsh Government said it rejected suggestions of “huge delays” to the scheme.

Orders detailing the project were due to be published in the spring. They are now expected to be made public in August.

Arfon AM Sian Gwenllian has said she fears the construction work could be put back by up to a year.

“The orders were supposed to have been published at the beginning of this year, and they haven’t been, and it’s likely that this scheme will not proceed for at least another 12 months,” she warned assembly

Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-36585813

Who was Mary Ann Cotton? The North East serial killer’s life and execution in 17 facts

Jack the Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, and the Moors Murderers are names woven into Britain’s dark criminal history.

But what of a serial killer who hailed from the North East and was known as the ‘Black Widow’?

The story of Victorian-age poisoner Mary Ann Cotton is today largely unremembered, but is the subject of an upcoming ITV drama called Dark Angel.

Starring Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt and Alun Armstrong, the two-part production will recall the woman who was tried and convicted of the murder of her stepson, and was believed to have fatally poisoned up to 15 members of her family.

North East serial killer Mary Ann Cotton murdered at least 15 family members in Victorian times

North East serial killer Mary Ann Cotton murdered at least 15 family members in Victorian times

But what do we know of the Dark Angel, Mary Ann Cotton?

  1. She was born Mary Ann

    Read more at: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/who-was-mary-ann-cotton-11503447

Highway of Tears to get bus route after 18 women murdered or missing

A remote 450-mile stretch of road through western Canada where dozens of mostly indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing, could have regular bus service by the end of the year, as government officials move to address a longstanding demand by First Nations groups in the area.

Known as the Highway of Tears, the section of British Columbia’s AutoRoute 16 cuts through the northern part of the province, winding through First Nations reserves, thick forests and logging towns. Chronic poverty and a dearth of public transit options force many to resort to hitchhiking to move around the area.

Police say 18 women have gone missing or have been murdered along the road and its adjacent routes since the 1970s. Indigenous groups say the actual figure is probably closer to 50 women, the youngest of whom was 14 years old. Many of the cases remain unsolved.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/17/canada-highway-of-tears-bus-service-murdered-indigenous-women