Mum, 33, ‘abandoned newborn baby in dirty nappy on doorstep after boyfriend dumped her’

A mum is accused of abandoning her newborn baby son in a dirty nappy on a stranger’s doorstep after her boyfriend broke up with her.

Melissa Kelley has been charged with unlawful desertion and child neglect after allegedly leaving her baby outside the home of the mother of her ex’s new partner in Deltona, Florida.

The 33-year-old allegedly told Patricia Tillman – who she had never met before – her former boyfriend Clayton Zinck would collect the child but he never arrived, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Ms Tillman told police Kelley turned up out of the blue on Sunday night, telling her not to touch the baby as he had scabies.

The mum is alleged to have told the stranger her baby had scabies

The mum is said to have also left an empty bottle and two dirty towels, as well as an opened can of baby formula, before fleeing.

Fox 35 reports the bewildered Ms Tilman then called 911, telling the call handler: “My daughter is dating her ex-boyfriend, or whatever, and she turned back and just left her baby.

“She just pushed the baby in the door and walked away.

She is reported to have said her ex partner would come and collect the child

She is said to have fled the scene before being arrested 30 miles away

“I don’t know her name. I have no idea who she is.”

The alleged incident is said to have taken place around 10.39pm.

Home security footage appears to show Kelley with her baby in a carrier, ringing the doorbell before walking away.

A police report reportedly states Mr Zinck’s parents were contacted but refused to collect the baby or wake up their son.

Volusia County authorities say Kelley texted her family: “Please don’t make me throw this baby in the trash.”

The accused is said to have become suicidal after the break-up with Mr Zinck, threatening to kill herself with drugs.

Officers traced the mum’s mobile phone and found her hiding in a wooded area in Astor, in Lake County, around 30 minutes away.

She was arrested, with the baby now in the care of Department of Children and Families.

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Maurice Rioli jnr, the plovers and an abandoned time trial in draft testing

“On lap 2 of the time trial … he was attacked by plovers that must have nests nearby, resulting in Maurice having to pull up,” Hargrave explained in an emailed report to all AFL recruiting and list managers this week.

“Upon returning to the start position Maurice was complaining of knee soreness from the vertical jump testing, which hadn’t been previously reported prior to starting the 2km trial.

“Due to his knee soreness and Maurice returning to the Tiwi Islands he has not completed the 2km time trial aspect of the combine testing. I can advise though his first 400m split for the time trial though was 66 seconds.”

Sydney’s veteran recruiter Kinnear Beatson drily sympathised in a reply-all response.


“Thanks for the update, in all my time being involved in AFL recruiting (over 30 years) you wouldn’t believe how often this actually occurs. I can recall a time when a young player was actually plucked off the track by a wedge-tailed eagle and he too obviously wasn’t able to complete the run.

“I guess when your luck is out – it’s out.

Cheers, Kinnear.”

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Corpse near daycare, mass quarantine and abandoned pets: Today’s news roundup

Local headlines today featured a dead body that was found in a storm drain close to a daycare centre in Helsinki. In Jyväskylä, more than a 100 people have been advised to undergo quarantine after being potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a school. 

In other news, the pandemic has led to increasing instances of aggression and misbehaviour among retail customers, while Finland could be on the verge of an abandoned pet crisis. 

Police find corpse in Helsinki Park

Police discovered the body of an unidentified middle-aged man inside a storm drain at the Pikku-Huopalahti park in Helsinki on Thursday. Authorities were notified about the body at 11 am on the same morning.  

The discovery has shocked residents of the neighbourhood, particularly since the drain is located close to a daycare centre. Police are yet to identify the cause of death. Investigations are on, with more information expected next week. 


Over 100 people quarantined in Jyväskylä

More than a 100 people in Jyväskylä, West Finland will have to undergo quarantine for 10 days due to potential exposure to the coronavirus. 

Those at risk visited the Kilpisen Yhtenäiskoulu (comprehensive school), where more than one infected person is thought to have attended school on Monday.

Customer disputes in stores on the rise during lockdown

Stores across Finland have seen a marked increase in instances of inappropriate customer behaviour and aggression towards sales staff in recent months. Additionally, store employees have had to intervene in disputes between customers on a number of occasions.

In an interview with Iltalehti, Erika Kähärä, Occupational Health and Safety Advisor at Service Union United (PAM)—a trade union for people working in private service sectors—stated that the organisation has received a growing number of complaints from the retail sector since the lockdown began.

While inappropriate conduct from retail customers was already a trend before the pandemic, the added pressures of the lockdown have culminated in increasingly aggressive and irritable behaviour. 

Thousands of pets abandoned in Finland every year

A shocking number of Finns have been cruelly casting aside their pets, leaving them to the mercy of the street. Tens of thousands of abandoned pets end up at animal shelters every year.  

Some believe that Finland is close to facing something of a cat crisis, as cats make up the majority of abandoned pets. According to the Finnish Federation for the Animal Welfare Associations, 20,000 cats are abandoned in Finland annually. Most of these are popular breeds. 

Careless owners allow pets to wander out on their own and cats that are not neutered or spayed often breed in secret, adding to the burgeoning population on the streets.


Tahira Sequeira

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Once glorious, abandoned resorts are now creepy as hell

These resorts used to host people’s dream holidays — but now they’re the stuff of nightmares.

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In the new photo book “Abandoned Resorts of the Northeast” by Rusty Tagliareni and Christina Mathews (Arcadia Publishing, out Nov. 9), former bustling USA holiday hot spots such as Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel, the Summit honeymoon resort in the Poconos, the Empire Hotel and more are shown in their current dilapidated state, replete with overgrown pools, ghostly lobbies and discarded furniture.

“Sometimes places will go to auction, and they’ll sell off items, but often, there’s a lot left behind … seemingly mundane items like couches and tables and lamps,” said Tagliareni, who started the website with Mathews in 2009. “They’re trapped in time. Items that weren’t paid attention to when they were being used. There’s a strange type of beauty to that decay.”

The duo has been documenting old sites since 2008; their previous book, “Abandoned Asylums of the Northeast,” showed similarly haunting ruins of sprawling mental health facilities.

“When you’re documenting a resort or asylum, you’re talking about a lot of transient lives that went through those buildings,” said Tagliareni. “[Christina and I] grew up in a time after the downfall of these major resorts, so we don’t have first-hand experience with these places. But through visiting them, we’ve gained a lot of respect for them.”

At the Summit couples resort in the Poconos, which opened in 1968, honeymooners basked in a heart-shaped tub …

... which fell into disrepair when the resort shuttered for good in 2002.

… which fell into disrepair when the resort shuttered for good in 2002.

By 1972, Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel — set on 1,000 acres in Liberty, NY — was visited by more than 150,000 guests each year. The gigantic indoor pool, once dappled with light, is now home to overgrown vegetation that’s thriving perhaps due to the terrarium-like windowed setting.

By 1972, Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel — set on 1,000 acres in Liberty, NY — was visited by more than 150,000 guests each year. The gigantic indoor pool, once dappled with light, is now home to overgrown vegetation that’s thriving perhaps due to the terrarium-like windowed setting.

The swimming pool now.

The swimming pool now.

The 10-story Nevele Grand Hotel stood on a wooded perch in Wawarsing, NY, deep in the Catskills. The sprawling Stardust Room, where guests gathered for live music and entertainment, has been ghostly empty since the resort closed in 2009.

The 10-story Nevele Grand Hotel stood on a wooded perch in Wawarsing, NY, deep in the Catskills. The sprawling Stardust Room, where guests gathered for live music and entertainment, has been ghostly empty since the resort closed in 2009.

The Stardust Room now.

The Stardust Room now.

Borscht Belt mainstay the Homowack Lodge was considered a delightful destination spot in Mamakating, NY, where visitors could eat, drink and topple pins in the basement bowling alley. Abandoned since 2009, the decaying building has been condemned, and the only sign of sightseers is the graffiti that covers the vast indoor spaces.

Borscht Belt mainstay the Homowack Lodge was considered a delightful destination spot in Mamakating, NY, where visitors could eat, drink and topple pins in the basement bowling alley. Abandoned since 2009, the decaying building has been condemned, and the only sign of sightseers is the graffiti that covers the vast indoor spaces.

The bowling alley now.

The bowling alley now.

This article originally appeared on the NY Post and has been republished with permission.

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Anthony Seibold rumours see Broncos coach abandoned

Anthony Seibold has expressed his anger over what he sees as a lack of support from the NRL during his week from hell.

The Broncos coach, who is currently self-isolating in his Brisbane home after leaving the NRL bubble to deal with a family matter, has been targeted with vile rumours that saw him engage a law firm to protect him from the damaging claims.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Seibold revealed his dismay at the radio silence from league headquarters in recent days.

“I feel angry,” Seibold said. “I thought someone could have reached out.

“Even just a phone call to check in. It’s been bloody hard.

“As a game, are we going to just accept it?”

“I’d hate any other coach or player to go through what I have this last week,” he added.

“At some point, as a game, we need to take a stand.”

Former NRL player Darcy Lussick called for the attacks to stop.

“Anthony Seibold is a coach but behind that he’s a human being with a wife and family,” Lussick tweeted. “When I was with him you wouldn’t find a harder worker everyday trying to improve himself and his players. Really hope the faceless people ease up because nobody deserves that.”

Daily Telegraph rugby league reporter Phil Rothfield said someone from the NRL should have reached out to Seibold.

“I’m not defending Anthony Seibold, his coaching or the results of his football team … but what happened on social media over the last couple of weeks has been totally unacceptable,” Rothfield said on the Big Sports Breakfast.

“I’m concerned for his mental health and wellbeing.

“I think someone at the NRL could have picked the telephone up and rung him and said, ‘Are you OK?’

“He hasn’t had a single phone call and he’s quite angry about it.

“With people like Anthony Seibold locked up in isolation with his wife and kids and all this disgusting stuff that’s being said about them, I think they (the NRL) are entitled to contact them.”

Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, who co-hosts the Big Sports Breakfast, said people spreading malicious rumours on social media are “weak as p***”.

Fox League NRL reporter James Hooper said Seibold had a right to voice his feelings of abandonment.

“You don’t like to see anybody go through what Anthony Seibold has gone through in relation to these social media attacks, these false allegations and the blowtorch he’s had turned on him personally,” Hooper told Big League Wrap.

“You wouldn’t wish that upon your worst enemy. I can understand why he might have wanted someone to pick up the telephone up.”


The Broncos have lost 10 of their past 11 games and endured several poor off-field dramas and Seibold is happy to cop criticism over his coaching.

But he says it’s completely unfair for his family to be dragged into the mess.

“I understand I’m in a high-profile position at a high profile club. But this is my family and other people mentioned in those disgusting and false messages,” Seibold said.

“They don’t ask to be in the spotlight.

“Say whatever you want about my coaching and the team’s performances but to make up lies and all that abuse … it’s sickening and I’m not going to cop it.

“Will it drive me out of the game? I need to think about that at a later time.

“Social media has gone to a level that is no longer acceptable.

“There’s a big difference between having an opinion and supporting your team but when it’s so distressing, so hurtful and so defamatory that’s crossed the line. That’s why I’ve gone to the police.”

Seibold said it was up to the Broncos board to decide if he was the long-term answer as coach but he wouldn’t be walking away.

An NRL spokesman told The Daily Telegraph a member of their wellbeing department contacted Brisbane about the Seibold rumours but didn’t get in touch with the coach.

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Century-old SANFL magazine faces uncertain future as digital edition abandoned

A 106-yr-aged journal viewed as integral to SANFL soccer tradition may under no circumstances be printed yet again thanks to a year disrupted by coronavirus and an ongoing drop in product sales.

The Funds has been touted by hawkers at suburban soccer matches since 1914. It really is a weekly journal packed with player details, team tales, fixtures, and printed scorecards that quite a few followers historically fill out at every single match.

But this yr the SANFL trialled a digital-only version for the first two rounds of a delayed season — an experiment it stated had been in the functions for some time thanks to declining profits in print.

“Throughout all five [weekly] video games previous yr, we ended up averaging in between 1,400 and 1,900 sales for each round, which demonstrates a continuous decline in the past 5 decades,” SANFL business functions basic supervisor Neal Matotek explained.

“Income from advertising product sales had also declined noticeably.

“This has resulted in a big web price to fund its manufacturing and distribution.”

Filling out the printed rating card in The Spending plan is custom for several SANFL followers.(ABC Radio Adelaide: Malcolm Sutton)

Electronic edition fails to fireplace

Regardless of high hopes for the electronic-only demo, enthusiasts had been mainly uninterested.

In the grandstands at Adelaide Oval, some enthusiasts rather brought notepads with ruled margins and hand-drawn participant containers so they could continue to fill out their individual individual scorecards.

“With drastically minimized revenue simply because of much less AFL matches being performed at Adelaide Oval, neither SANFL nor our publisher could pay for the professional risk or cost of continuing to generate a weekly electronic publication in this atmosphere.”

He mentioned the digital version would be changed by a 2020 Period Information, with the extensive-term foreseeable future of the journal to be reviewed at the stop of the season.

Mr Matotek mentioned The Budget’s production and distribution was outsourced, with the equal of a whole-time position and two casuals employed to offer the journal at just about every match to be impacted.

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A lack of crowds at the football in 2020 has also played a part in the magazine’s demise.(ABC Radio Adelaide: Malcolm Sutton)

A daily life-extended tradition

Long-time SANFL supporter Tim Anson has been shopping for The Finances considering the fact that he moved to Adelaide in 1979 and joined his grandparents in supporting Glenelg Soccer Club.

“They are shouting, ‘Get your funds, get your budget’, definitely loud, and you can normally have a chat with them.

“It truly is very good price, and quite typically it is younger little ones offering The Budget as well.”


Mr Anson mentioned he was not the kind to fill out the scorecard pages, but he did retain editions with the scribblings of some massive football names as a substitute.

“I have acquired one floating about someplace exactly where I received [Adelaide Crows player] Bryce Gibbs to indicator it,” he reported.

“That was when he played for Glenelg as a 17 or 18-yr-previous.”

He said enthusiasts experienced extended utilized The Funds to match player figures on the field to the names.

“It is really about the only way you could do it, but you could do it on the web now, I guess, if you have acquired your cell phone in front of you.”

App hits 150,000

Despite abandoning The Finances for the rest of the 2020 season, Mr Matotek stated the SANFL’s digital platforms were “developing”.

Its SANFL app had about 150,000 consumers, which he explained experienced led to “substantially greater viewership of our site content material”.

“There is definitely an hunger from supporters for neighborhood footy news and stories on SANFL players,” Mr Matotek claimed.

“They are now just getting shipped by using our electronic platforms as an alternative to the conventional printed Football Price range.”

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Holden dealers claim they have been abandoned by government


“A Holden dealer has written to Industry Minister Karen Andrews about the GMSV plans and expressing disappointment at the inaction of the minister’s office, which has sat on draft legislation that would help resolve the dispute with GM and address the substantial power imbalance between franchisee and franchisor,” a spokesperson for the Australian Holden Dealer Council said.

Ms Andrews said she continued to engage with dealers, meeting and speaking with them directly about their ongoing negotiations and also had been in contact with dealer representatives.

“Minister Cash and I also met this week with GM Holden to reiterate the expectation of the government, and Australians, that they negotiate in good faith and ensure a fair outcome for the Aussie dealers who’ve carried their brand for decades,” she said.

ALP senator Deborah O’Neill said the failed mediation showed the substantial imbalance of power that existed between franchisors and franchisees.


“It has been over 15 months since the Parliamentary Report into Franchising highlighted this exact issue that Holden dealers now face, but this government refuses to stand up for small business and is beholden to large franchisors such as General Motors who are abandoning their car dealers here in Australia,” she said.

Holden’s offer to the dealers, of $1500 per vehicle for the next 2½ years alongside partial reimbursement for capital expenditure such as showroom refurbishments and a continuing service arrangement for dealers beyond the current franchise agreements, is open until the end of June.

However, the compensation offered by Holden, which equates to approximately $146 million, is well short of dealers’ demands for $6100-a-car, which they say takes into account the full extent of the losses they face and would result in a compensation figure of $594 million.

One of the affected franchisees is Ken Jacka, who has been forced to sell his Holden dealership in Maryborough which was started by his father in 1979.


“General Motors has been saying you can stay on offering parts and service but that’s difficult when you have no new cars, that is the crux of what we do,” he said. “As much as I want to make it work, it doesn’t work.”

Mr Jacka said he had sold what remained of the business and the property to the local Toyota dealership in a “bittersweet” deal which retained jobs for about half his staff.

“We sold it at less than building value only, we have basically given the business to them,” he said. “It’s sad. I’m glad my old man is not here to see what has happened to the brand. I have never driven anything but a Holden car and I don’t know what I will drive now.”

A spokesperson for Holden said the company had considered all matters raised during its discussions with dealers and remained of the view that its offer to dealers was fair and reasonable.

“We will continue to work with dealers who wish to transition their businesses and access our transition support package,” a spokesperson for Holden said.

“Our broader focus is with our 1.6 million Holden customers.”

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Anarchists & ‘antifa’ occupy Seattle police station abandoned by ‘regime’ forces, set up ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ — RT USA News

After police in Seattle, Washington retreated from the Capitol Hill neighborhood, protesters took over the abandoned ‘regime’ precinct and erected barricades to mark an ‘autonomous zone’ for several blocks around it.

Six blocks of downtown Seattle have been declared the ‘Free Capitol Hill Zone’ or ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ (CHAZ), according to area activists that have taken control of Seattle PD’s East Precinct, on 12th Avenue and E. Pine Street.

Journalist Julio Rosas tweeted out photos from the ‘Zone,’ including flyers demanding that Seattle PD be defunded, and declaring that police “will always be racist because capitalism requires inequality.”

Journalist Andy Ngo described the group in control of the area as “Antifa,” and cited tweets to suggest there were armed guards among them.

The report of armed personnel seems to have been confirmed by another activist, who said that members of the John Brown Gun Club – a leftist militia also known as Redneck Revolt – “showed up to offer help, some armed.”

Sympathizers have described the atmosphere inside the zone as “wonderful” and peaceful, more like a concert than anything else. 

“Police want you to think that without them there will be chaos. But what if without them there was peace?” mused Resistance activist Joshua Potash, holding up Seattle as an example of what Democrat demands to ‘defund police’ might result in.

Police Chief Carmen Best confirmed that her department evacuated the precinct on Monday evening as an exercise in “trust and deescalation.”

Two days earlier, Seattle PD used flash-bangs and pepper spray to push back demonstrators at 11th Avenue and Pine Street, just a block away, after they had moved a security barricade and allegedly threw objects at the officers. Protesters insisted that tear gas had been used, but police denied it, saying they had not violated the 30-day moratorium on the substance declared by Mayor Jenny Durkan, a Democrat.

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City authorities may be expecting the activists to disperse, but the barricades and the content of their social media suggest they intend to stay. Local businesses and residents have “agreed to disaffiliate from Seattle basically,” in the words of one activist, who called it a “flux state in the making” – a reference to an anarchist commune from the fiction series Shadowrun.

Maps of the zone apparently made by the activists refer to ‘Captured Regime East Precinct’ and also use ‘regime’ to refer to reported police positions.

Democrats have ruled Seattle for almost 50 years. The current city council has eight Democrats and one socialist.

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