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Morning Tea With K.Britt Shares On: Sunny Saturday Weather - FBI Counterterrorism Employment Opportunities - Mass Shooting Subject Charged - Why Salmonella Cucumbers Aren't Good For You!

June 8, 2024

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June 8, 2024



Asbury Park N.J. Mass Shooting Long Branch Man Charged.



Per a report shared by Carly Baldwin of the Middletown Patch titled Jersey Shore Triple Shooting Suspect Caught, Charged With Murder, a 19-year-old Long Branch resident and a juvenile have been accused of shooting three men in Asbury Park last summer, July 3, 2023.

The juvenile defendant, whose identity is being withheld due to his age, had juvenile complaints filed against him that correlate with the charges against Sally.


What happened:

At approximately 10:30 P.M. on Monday, July 3, 2023, members of the Asbury Park Police Department were dispatched to 1100 Atlantic Ave to the Asbury Park Gardens Apartment Complex on Atlantic Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located the three victims, all adult males who experienced gunshot wounds, resulting in the death of one individual by the name of Lativity Lyons. An additional victim with whom Sally meant to harm was uninjured.


Michael Sally of Long Branch is facing charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, gang criminality, two counts of aggravated assault, illegal gun offenses, and receiving stolen property. To learn more, please click the Middletown Patch Link.


(BlackPR Wire) ORISE is Accepting Applications for

FBI Counterterrorism Forensic

Science Research Unit Chemical Analysis

of Primary Explosives Program



(Black PR Wire) OAK RIDGE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is currently accepting applications for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Counterterrorism Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) Chemical Analysis of Primary Explosives (CAPE) program. This program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for early career scientists and recent graduates to participate in forensic science research at the FBI Laboratory, one of the largest and most comprehensive crime labs in the world.


Participants in the CAPE program may be involved in research, including detection of explosives, characterization and comparison of forensic materials, mass spectrometry applications to chemical analyses, and development of instrumental methods in ion and liquid chromatography. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; have completed requirements for a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree within the last five years or complete all the requirements for the degree by the anticipated start date of the appointment; relocate to Quantico, Va.; and undergo an extensive FBI background investigation and meet suitability criteria.



The year-long, paid appointment offers specialized training, leadership development and professional networking with extensive interaction and collaboration with leading FBI CFSRU scientists and researchers. The initial appointment is scheduled for one year but may be renewed upon the recommendation of the FBI contingent upon the availability of funds.

Ideal candidates will have an academic background and relevant professional experience in a field related to the FBI’s mission and must be seeking to gain knowledge and experience in forensic science applications of scientific techniques. Relevant research or professional experience may include, but is not limited to analytical chemistry and analytical method development, and statistical analysis applied to design of experiments, chemistry and physical sciences.



Preventing Salmonella Contamination in Vegetables:

Important Precautions for Safe Consumption



Recalled cucumbers connected to a salmonella outbreak that has caused dozens of people in 25 states to become ill per the Centers for Disease Control said this week. The outbreak has hospitalized 54 people and sickened more than 160. Per a report shared by Kara Seymour of the Middletown Patch it was published June 6, 2024, titled Salmonella Outbreak In 25 States Linked to Cucumbers.


Salmonella can contaminate vegetables through various mechanisms, such as contact with contaminated soil, water sources, or fertilizers. Additionally, transmission can occur through contact with infected animals, contaminated irrigation water, or as a result of poor food handling practices. Thoroughly washing vegetables prior to consumption serves as a preventive measure for minimizing the risk of ingesting Salmonella-contaminated produce.


 Per Seymour's report "The recall began after the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture informed the company that a product sample tested positive for Salmonella bacteria."


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