Ombudsperson asked to penalise CDA, Pak-EPA over Bhara Kahu project – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) asked the federal ombudsperson to initiate proceedings against the chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) for violating provisions of environment law during the construction of Bhara Kahu bypass project.

IHC Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb found the CDA and Pak-EPA guilty of gross maladministration in the said project. He, however, allowed the project to continue on the varsity land, observing the Bhara Kahu bypass does not affect educational activities at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU).

“I am of the view that the right to education of the students at QAU is not being restricted or curtailed by the construction of the said road. Bearing all this in mind, this court will not exercise its discretionary jurisdiction in stopping the construction activity,” Justice Aurangzeb said, while dismissing the petitions filed by the teaching faculty of the QAU.

He noted that “QAU was inclined on a quid pro quo with CDA rather than opposing the construction of the said road on its land as a matter of principle”.

Court says QAU inclined on ‘quid pro quo’ with civic body rather than opposing bypass construction

During the case, Kashif Ali Malik, counsel for the petitioners, argued that the public interest in the construction of the said road cannot be given priority over the right of access to education. He also said the decision taken by the CDA Board, in its 7th meeting held on June 17, 2022, to exchange QAU’s land with CDA’s land adjacent to the university was not based on any summary and amounted to change in Islamabad’s Master Plan which could only be made by the federal government.

He argued that the syndicate of QAU could not take a decision, which was to the detriment of the fundamental rights of the students. The lawyer added that the civic agency committed grave illegality by starting construction work without having obtained the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from Pak-EPA.

Mohammad Munir Paracha, counsel for QAU, submitted that Article 25-A of the Constitution obligated the state to provide free and compulsory education to all children and expressed apprehension that the construction of the bypass on university’s land would adversely affect this fundamental right of the students.

The CDA’s counsel, Hafiz Arafat Ahmed, accused the faculty members of the QAU of trying to get undue benefits for giving a nod to the said project.

In its judgement, the court observed that the project had been commenced even before the formal inauguration by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and “all this was being done prior to the approval of the EIA”.

It may well have been the desire of the prime minister for the construction of the road to have been completed at the earliest but it was the obligation of the officials serving in CDA and National Logistic Cell (NLC), all of whom are public functionaries or in the service of Pakistan, to have made it known to him that obtaining the approval of the EIA was a mandatory requirement.

The court also noted that the PEPA imposed a fine of merely Rs1 million on CDA, which was far less for such an offence for this mega project.

Justice Aurangzeb observed that section 9 of the 1983 Presidential Order empowered the ombudsperson to undertake any investigation into any allegation of maladministration on the part of any agency, including CDA or any of its officers or employees on a motion of the high court made during the course of any proceedings before it.

“Given the fact that from the date of the issuance of show cause notice dated October 20, 2022 until the approval of the EIA by Pak-EPA, CDA continued with the construction activity and thereby contravened the mandatory requirements of Section 12 of the 1997 Act, this court is referring the maladministration committed by the officials of CDA to the ‘Wafaqi Mohtasib’ for investigation and proceedings in accordance with the law,” the court order stated.

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New Jersey Has The World’s Largest One Of These (Photos)

New Jersey is the home of many firsts and world records.

Here is yet another.

Did you know that New Jersey is the home to the world’s largest light bulb?

It is located at the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, 37 Christie Street, Edison, New Jersey.

The world record-setting light bulb is 14-foot tall and sits atop a 117-foot-tall tower that was erected to honor Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison Center via Facebook.

Thomas Edison Center via Facebook.

The world’s largest light bulb is located at the site where Edison invented the incandescent lightbulb in 1879.

Edison Park also has a very large light bulb at the ground level so that you can pose and take your photo.

In case you’re wondering, the 14-foot lightbulb weighs in at a whopping eight tons.

It’s always lit at night and is now an LED bulb and not the incandescent variety.

Thomas Edison Center via Facebook.

Thomas Edison Center via Facebook.

Immediately below is a photo gallery that depicts many impressive firsts that originally took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Included is the fact that the world’s first reinforced concrete was invented by Edison and used to construct the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall.

Before Edison’s reinforced concrete, large structures like this had to have tall pillars placed throughout to provide roof support. This meant that there were many obstructed views.

Edison‘s invention completely revolutionized this, so that every seat would provide an unobstructed view.

We think that a visit to Edison’s Park would make for a fun family road trip to see something that is very unique in nature.

A great gallery of many Atlantic City firsts is directly below. It includes another Thomas Edison first.

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Rams limp into matchup against Chargers with big task at hand

The so-called Fight for L.A. never meant anything to the Rams.

In 2017, the team’s executive branch brushed aside the Chargers’ marketing slogan and did not look back as coach Sean McVay’s teams made four playoff appearances in five seasons, a Super Bowl appearance in 2018 and then won Super Bowl LVI last season.

The Rams won the Super Bowl in owner Stan Kroenke’s SoFi Stadium, also home to the Chargers.

The Rams will be visitors when the teams play there Sunday. And though Rams players have no emotional stake in what others might deem a rivalry, it is a certainty that Kroenke could not stand losing to his tenant in his stadium.

That would be the case in any season, but perhaps especially this one.

The Rams are in the final stages of an embarrassingly lost season. They are 5-10 and will be home for the playoffs for only the second time under McVay.

The Chargers, led by coach Brandon Staley, record-setting quarterback Justin Herbert and other stars on offense and defense, are playoff bound for the first time in four seasons.

McVay and Staley, the Rams defensive coordinator in 2020, no doubt want to beat the other in their first regular-season matchup.

McVay said the Chargers’ game-day branding in the stadium would not be uncomfortable, and the prospect of being the visiting team was only a minor inconvenience.

“They stay in the same team hotel the night before the game, so we’ve got to go stay in another team hotel,” McVay said before jokingly adding, “Damn it, Brandon.”

This will be the second regular-season game between the teams since 2017, when — a year after the Rams returned to Los Angeles from St. Louis — the Chargers moved from San Diego to L.A.

In 2018, the Rams defeated the Chargers 35-23 at the Coliseum.

The Rams went on to finish 13-3. The Chargers, under coach Anthony Lynn, finished 12-4. The New England Patriots beat both teams in the postseason — the Chargers in the AFC divisional round and the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

The Rams missed the playoffs in 2019 but won the Super Bowl two years later. The Chargers missed the playoffs two years in a row and replaced Lynn with Staley before last season.

Now, with a team that features Herbert, running back Austin Ekeler, receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and defensive stars Khalil Mack, Joey Bosa and Derwin James Jr., the Chargers are currently the sixth-seeded team for the AFC playoffs.

The Rams, with quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson, and star defensive lineman Aaron Donald out for the season because of injuries, are preparing for an offseason reboot.

The Rams, however, are riding a high of sorts after defeating the Denver Broncos 51-14 Sunday.

Running back Cam Akers rushed for three touchdowns, quarterback Baker Mayfield tossed two touchdown passes to tight end Tyler Higbee, and the defense intercepted four passes. Rookie cornerback Cobie Durant returned one of his two interceptions 85 yards for a touchdown.

Neutralizing Herbert, however, will be a major challenge.

The third-year pro has passed for 4,254 yards and 21 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions. His 13,604 yards passing in his first three seasons is more than any quarterback in NFL history.

“He’s been able to display the toughness, the poise and the leadership that you must have in your franchise quarterback if you want to be a world champion,” Staley said.

Herbert, 6 feet 6 and 236 pounds, has impressed the Rams with his accuracy.

“He can make all the throws,” cornerback Jalen Ramsey said, “puts it on the money, good ball placement, it’s usually on a line, like usually a dart.”

Herbert’s ability to make plays from every angle also stands out.

“There’s not too many quarterbacks that can roll out to the right and then throw across their body, across the field, accurate and 60-plus yards down the field,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said.

Wagner emphasized the rarity.

“I’m pretty sure that’s not in the quarterback manual,” he said.

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Kings lose in stinker to Flyers, exposing their worrisome issues

In less than 48 hours the Kings went from the sublime — a dramatic shootout victory over defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado — to the ridiculous, with a lethargic effort in a 4-2 loss to the struggling Philadelphia Flyers at Crypto.com Arena.

The Kings’ defensemen were turned inside out too many times. Their penalty killing unit gave up a goal for the 10th straight game, leaving them 28th in the league. Their power play was scored upon, too, allowing Noah Cates to complete a Philadelphia comeback on a long shot that got past a screened Jonathan Quick at 13:01 of the third period.

The Flyers cemented it with an empty-net goal, but the three goals they scored on Quick were all high on his glove (left) side. He’s winless in his past five starts, having last earned a victory on Dec. 1. Since then, Pheonix Copley has gotten the bulk of the playing time.

“It’s what it is,” coach Todd McLellan said of Quick’s performance. “And whether it’s Jonathan Quick or anybody else, that’s the way it goes, and we have a ton of confidence in him.”

It was worrisome. Maybe enough for the Kings to add a goaltender to their shopping list, along with a brawny, left-handed shooting defenseman.

The Kings’ inadequate special teams play and failure to put two passes together in the early going also were key factors in consigning them to defeat. “We probably got what we deserved today,” McLellan said.

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick can't stop a shot by Philadelphia's Scott Laughton during the first period Saturday.

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick can’t stop a shot by Philadelphia’s Scott Laughton during the first period Saturday.

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No “probably” about it. This was a stinker on an occasion the Kings (21-13-6) needed something much better, something confident and clean and commanding.

Before they stumbled on Saturday the Kings had built a seven-game point streak (6-0-1) that lifted them within two points of Pacific Division-leading Vegas. They’re still second, but the gap is now four points. Also, the Kings have played more games than Vegas and more games than the teams behind them, Edmonton, Calgary, and Seattle. The Kings’ points percentage of .600 (48 points out of a possible 80) ranked 13th in the NHL after their loss Saturday.

“The game was right there. It’s not like we let it slip in the first or in the second. We just didn’t get the job done, that’s what it was,” Anze Kopitar said.

There’s a lot of hockey to be played; the Kings will reach the halfway point of the season on Tuesday, when they play host to Central Division-leading Dallas. To McLellan, the day-to-day standings matter less than the big picture of how the Kings are progressing in their goal to make an impact in the Stanley Cup playoffs this season, and not just make the playoffs. This game didn’t move them forward.

“We’re still putting things in place and we’re trying to keep our game growing. We shrunk a little tonight. We gave a little bit back. We all know that,” McLellan said. “But we’ve got to get back on the horse and ride it again. If there’s a horse in front of us right now, so be it. We’ve got to make sure that ours is in good shape and ready to run, and that’s where we’re at.”

The Kings scored first on Saturday, with Adrian Kempe capitalizing on a five-on-three advantage at 9:46 of the first period. Scott Laughton matched that for the Flyers at 12:15 during a power play, unleashing a one-timer after being set up by Anaheim Hills native Cam York.

Kings forward Phillip Danault controls the puck in front of Philadelphia Flyers forward Kevin Hayes.

Kings forward Phillip Danault, left, controls the puck in front of Philadelphia Flyers forward Kevin Hayes during the second period Saturday.

(Ringo H.W. Chiu / Associated Press)

Phillip Danault put the Kings ahead at 13:12 with a slap shot off the rush, extending his point streak to seven games, with five goals and nine points in that span. But the Flyers pulled even at 9:02 of the second period on a goal by Owen Tippett past Quick’s left arm and took the lead for good on Cates’ short-handed goal, off a counterattack. Travis Konecny sealed it by scoring into the empty net with 27 seconds left.

“They got a power play and a shorty,” Kopitar said, “and that ended up to be the difference, which is unfortunate but sometimes that’s the way it goes.”

The loss spoiled a special moment for defenseman Alex Edler, who played his 1,000th regular-season NHL game. Players wore special hats with “1000” during warmups, and each player’s locker had a nameplate that featured Edler and commemorated the occasion.

“It was a hard-fought game from start to finish. They worked hard. They battled hard. I think they came out a little bit better than us and we came back,” said Edler, who played the first 924 regular-season games of his career with Vancouver before signing with the Kings in 2021 and re-signing this past summer.

“I think we believe in ourselves. We want to be up there. I think early on in the year we were a little bit inconsistent. We’ve been better lately. We’ve been finding our game a little more. And we’ve just got to understand the way we need to play to win games.”

The way forward can’t include repeats of lackluster efforts like they gave on Saturday.

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Five Stories That Defined A Frustrating Season

With the reigning Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes, two other aces in Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta anchoring the starting rotation and Devin Williams and Josh Hader sitting in the bullpen waiting to lock down victories, the Brewers seemed like a lock to advance to the playoffs for a franchise-record fifth consecutive season.

Instead, the Brewers watched the postseason from the comfort of their own homes after a late-season slide left Milwaukee 86-76 and one game back of the eventual NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies for the third and final NL Wild Card spot.

As 2022 comes to a close, here’s a look back at the stories that shaped a frustrating season and a reason for optimism and the calendar flips to 2023.

Deadline Disaster

The Brewers were riding high heading into Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. After dropping eight of their last 11 before the All-Star break, Milwaukee won seven of eight to start the second half but still held a three-game lead over the rest of the division following a 7-2 loss at Boston on July 31.

Everything changed the next day when All-Star closer Josh Hader was dealt to San Diego for four players, left-handed closer Taylor Rogers, minor leaguers Esteury Ruiz and Robert Gasser, as well right-handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet, who’d be designate for assignment before throwing a single pitch for Milwaukee.

The move caused immediate uproar not just among fans, but also in the clubhouse where some players openly question management’s moves — especially when nothing was done to address a struggling offense.

After the season, Stearns defended the decision to deal Hader — who is set to earn well more than $10 million in arbitration this winter — but admitted that the deal impacted the team more than he expected.

“It had a more pronounced impact than I thought it would at the time, and the surrounding moves didn’t adequately fortify the team in Josh’s absence,” Stearns said during his annual end-of-season press conference.

Stearns Steps Down

Most players were probably still unpacking when Stearns announced he was stepping down as the Brewers’ President of Baseball Operations and into an advisory role while his longtime lieutenant, general manager Matt Arnold, would take over Milwaukee’s front office.

Stearns oversaw a rebuilding process that turned the Brewers from a 94-loss team in 2015 to one that made the playoffs in four consecutive seasons, a stretch that included two NL Central Division titles and saw the team get within a game of its first World Series since 1982.

Despite persistent rumors that tied him to the New York Mets, Stearns plans to spend the final year of his contract in Milwaukee where he will serve in an advisory role to Arnold, CEO Rick Schlesigner, COO Marty Wronski and owner Mark Attanasio.

Roster Shakeup

The Brewers weren’t expected to be major players for the top-name free agents this winter and as of New Year’s Eve, have yet to sign a single Major League free agent but Arnold has been busy since taking over for Stearns as he tries to shape the 2023 roster.

Three major trades have highlighted Milwaukee’s offseason so far: first, Arnold shipped outfielder Hunter Renfroe — the Brewers’ top offensive performer last season — to the Angels for three pitchers, a move that ostensibly clears the way for some of the Brewers’ highly-touted outfield prospects to get some big-league playing time.

Then, Arnold shipped second baseman Kolten Wong, whose $10 million team option for 2023 was picked up just a few weeks earlier, to Seattle for slugging outfielder/designated hitter Jesse Winker and infielder Abraham Toro.

Arnold’s biggest move, however, came in mid-December. After coming home from baseball’s Winter Meetings with little more than a Rule 5 Draft Pick to show for it, Arnold addressed Milwaukee’s biggest position of need by acquiring All-Star catcher William Contreras, a 25-year-old with multiple seasons of team control remaining, plus two relief pitchers in a three-team trade with the Athletics and Braves that only cost Milwaukee it’s eighth-ranked minor league prospect, the aforementioned Ruiz.

Promising Prospects

The news wasn’t all bad for the Brewers in 2022, especially at the minor-league level where a handful of talented young players had breakout seasons and will be in the mix for spots on the big-league roster when Spring Training gets underway in February.

Garrett Mitchell was the first to earn a call-up and the 2020 first-round pick lived up to his billing as an exciting, athletic player by slashing .312/.373/.459 with two home runs, eight stolen bases and an .832 OPS in 28 games.

Sal Frelick and Joey Wiemer, who shared the outfield with Mitchell at Triple-A Nashville also produced impressive seasons in 2022 but few players in all of baseball had a year like Jackson Chourio who at just 18 years old and in his first full season of professional baseball slashed .288/.342/.538 with 20 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .897 OPS in 99 games for Milwaukee’s Low A, High A and Double-A affiliates.

Chourio is currently the Brewers’ top prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, which also ranks him as the 10th overall prospect in all of baseball heading into 2020 and while he’s still very young — he doesn’t turn 19 until March — Brewers manager Craig Counsell isn’t ruling out the possibility that Chourio could get called up at some point next season.

“I don’t know why [not],” Counsell said during the Winter Meetings. “I think he did so much that why would you say you’re not open to it?”

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Which Wife Has Had the Most Business Success Outside of ‘Sister Wives’?

The Brown family’s finances have taken centerstage several times throughout the show’s seventeen seasons. Money is once again a hot topic now that several of Kody Brown’s wives have opted to walk away from their plural marriage. Sister Wives fans have theorized that Kody Brown and his fourth wife, Robyn Brown, are headed toward financial ruin without the backing of Christine Brown, Janelle Brown, and Meri Brown. Do you know which Sister Wives star has had the most business success outside the show? Let’s see how the Brown family’s finances shake out. 

Meri Brown is a small business owner and a LuLaRoe top consultant 

Meri Brown has been estranged from the rest of the Brown family for over a decade. In many ways, Meri has become something of the scapegoat, with several family members choosing to pile on and kick her while she has been down. Still, Meri appears to be one of the family’s top earners, and fans suspect that the Brown family’s finances are why Kody hasn’t just changed his cell phone number and moved to get away from Meri. 

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Bryan Kohberger Family: Parents Michael & MaryAnn Kohberger

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MaryAnn Kohberger and Michael Kohberger are the parents of Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger.

In June 2022, Kohberger’s mother wrote a letter to the editor of the Pocono Record about the Uvalde elementary school shooting in Texas.

Kohberger’s mother and father filed for bankruptcy twice, according to federal court records accessed through the Pacer website. Thomas Arntz, a former high school friend of Kohberger’s, told Daily Beast that his mother was a substitute teacher and his father worked in maintenance, calling them “genuinely kind people.”

Kohberger’s lawyer described his family as “very shocked” to CNN, and he said Michael Kohberger, the father, opened the door when authorities showed up to arrest Bryan Kohberger.

Bryan Kohberger, 28, is a criminology graduate student in Washington State who is now accused in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students who were killed in their off-campus rental home in Moscow, Idaho, on November 13, 2022, authorities said in a news conference. Kohberger was arrested on December 30, 2022, in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, where his parents live, court records show.

Court records show that Bryan Kohberger’s father is named Michael Kohberger. He also has a sister who is a mental health therapist, his mother revealed in the letter to the editor.

The victims were all University of Idaho students. They were identified by police as Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, Idaho; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Kohberger, an Albrightsville, Pennsylvania, native, is a graduate student studying criminology and criminal justice at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, near Moscow, Idaho, the university’s website says.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. MaryAnn Kohberger Wrote in the Letter to the Editor That She Struggles With Which Actions Need to Be Taken to ‘Stop All the Madness’


GettyYoung adults stand looking at a memorial at Robb Elementary School following a mass shooting on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

MaryAnn Kohberger waded into the public debate after the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school mass shooting, in which Salvador Ramos was accused of entering Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and shooting 19 students and two fourth-grade teachers to death on May 24, 2022.

On June 2, 2022, MaryAnn Kohberger penned a letter to the editor about the Uvalde mass shooting that was called, “I pray we consider the children, before the gun.”

The letter was published in The Pocono Record.

MaryAnn Kohberger wrote, “As I sat this morning, reeling from yet another school shooting, I found myself wrestling with which actions need to be taken to stop all the madness. What is the answer? Gun control measures? Mental health intervention?”

2. MaryAnn Kohberger Shared a Poem Written by Her Therapist Daughter About Uvalde & Also Wrote a Letter to the Editor About Abortion

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In the letter, MaryAnn Kohberger revealed that her daughter, the suspect’s sister, worked as mental health therapist in New Jersey. Her daughter, Melissa Kohberger, had written a poem about Uvalde, MaryAnn Kohberger wrote in the letter to the editor, sharing the poem:

Bereft of their laughter
There is now not a sound
As we lower our children into the ground
Small hands and feet
Buried six feet deep into the earth of the world that failed them.

“As I read the poem, I thought, whatever the solution, I pray we consider the children before the gun,” the poem reads.

Melissa Kohberger is a licensed associate counselor in New Jersey, according to ZenCare.

“With the rigorous demands of modern society, many people find themselves stuck in boxes separating them from their inner knowing. This can lead to a blurred sense of identity, a lack of purpose, and a host of mental health challenges. Melissa guides her clients on a journey to reconnect with their intuition and build a life aligning with their values and inner truth,” the Zencare page says of Melissa Kohberger.

MaryAnn Kohberger, whose hometown was listed as the Town of Effort, also wrote a letter to the editor for the Pocono Record that read, “I would like to respond to the general misconception, often represented on this page, that all Democrats support abortion rights. I do not personally support abortion, and by all means do not support the death penalty.”

3. Bryan Kohberger, Whose High School Years Included a Dramatic Weight Loss, Was Staying at His Parents’ House When He Was Arrested

According to CNN, Kohberger’s attorney Monroe County Chief Public Defender Jason LaBar told the network that Kohberger “is eager to be exonerated of these charges and looks forward to resolving these matters as promptly as possible.”

LaBar told CNN that Kohberger traveled to Pennsylvania to be with his family for the holidays, saying, “His father actually went out (to Idaho) and they drove home together.” LaBar told CNN that Kohberger’s father, Michael Kohberger, opened the door when police showed up.

The lawyer told CNN that he has spoken with Kohberger’s family and “They’re also very shocked,” calling the accusations “out of character for Bryan.”

CNN reported that Kohberger was being surveilled by a Philadelphia FBI field team for four days before his arrest in the morning hours of December 30, 2022, and that authorities have matched his DNA to the crime scene.

NBC Philadelphia reported that Kohberger was “taken into custody near the Pocono Mountains” in connection with the November 13, 2022, Moscow homicides.

A neighbor told WPVI that “police and FBI raided the suspect’s parents home around 1 a.m. She says they towed away a vehicle matching the white Elantra for which Idaho authorities had been searching,” according to WPVI reporter, Chad Pradelli.

“Neighbor tell Action News she’d seen Idaho murder suspect, Bryan Kohberger, going in and out of parents Poconos home in recent weeks,” Pradelli wrote on Twitter.

The Daily Beast reported that former friends told the publication that Kohberger’s high school years “were marked by a drastic weight loss, as well as cruel bullying, and a deep interest in police movies and criminology.”

Nick McLoughlin, a former friend of Kohberger’s, told the Daily Beast that Kohberger went through a dramatic change between his junior and senior years of high school, going from overweight to “thinner than a rail” and becoming “aggressive.”

An anonymous Reddit poster wrote about knowing Kohberger and his mother in intermediate school. The moderator of the thread said he had verified that the poster did in fact know Kohberger. The post reads,

I knew Bryan at Pleasant Valley Intermediate School. He was overweight when we were short term friends. He was bullied a lot and socially awkward. He also had anger issues. I definitely got the impression that he is potentially on the Autism spectrum (I am an Aspie myself so I know it when I see it). Our friendship ended after he got in a physical fight with me. He lost weight going into high school (had to be close to 100 lbs of weight loss), hence why he looks older. He frequented a boxing gym during his weight loss. Friends from high school say he became more aggressive after losing weight. He had trouble making friends when we were were acquainted. Iirc, his mom is/was a school staff member. She was VERY sweet. I really hope she’s innocent in all this as she was very nice to me and many other PV students. Feel free to ask me any questions, but I don’t know much beyond this.

4. Michael & MaryAnn Kohberger Filed for Bankruptcy in 1995 & 2010


PacerBankruptcy filing for Michael and MaryAnn Kohberger.

Federal court records accessed through the Pacer website show that Michael and MaryAnn Kohberger filed for bankruptcy twice.

In 1995, Kohberger’s parents, Michael F. Kohberger and Maryann Kohberger filed for bankruptcy, the federal court records say. Federal court records say the final decree was filed in April 1996.

The 2010 bankruptcy filing can be read in full here.

The bankruptcy documents give the couple’s names as Michael Francis Kohberger Jr. and Maryann Racquel Kohberger, and their home address as Effort, Pennsylvania.

The parents’ assets were listed at $154,719.11, and their liabilities were listed at $260,173.16 to creditors. Their current monthly income was listed at $4,391.87. Their primary asset was a $150,000 interest in their Effort home. They listed $65 cash on hand, and a savings account with $49.77 in it. They also declared a bedroom set, microwave oven, and other furniture and appliances worth $1,350.

The documents indicated that both parents had public school employees’ pensions. Their cars were listed as a 1997 Lincoln Continental worth $1,250, and a 1997 Nissan Altima, worth $488. The debts included their mortgage and a variety of credit cards, the records show.

The records list Michael’s job as “maintenance” for the Pleasant Valley School District in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, a position he had held for 2.5 years. The mother’s position was listed as a para professional for the same school district for 7 years. Her average monthly income was $1,346, and his was $2,2229, the records say. They listed income of between $47,000 and $49,000 in 2007 and 2008 under “income from employment or operation of business,” according to the bankruptcy records.

5. Bryan Kohberger’s ‘Bizarre Eating Habits’ Were a Cause of Family Concern, Reports Say

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Bryan Kohberger “worried his family with his bizarre eating habits,” a former aunt told The New York Post, describing the eating habits as “very, very weird.”

“It was above and beyond being vegan,” the aunt told The Post, saying, “His aunt and uncle had to buy new pots and pans because he would not eat from anything that had ever had meat cooked in them. He seemed very OCD [obsessive-compulsive disorder].”

The Moscow, Idaho website created by authorities summarizes the case, saying that, on the evening of November 12, victims Goncalves and Mogen were “at a local bar called Corner Club at 202 N. Main Street, in downtown Moscow, between 10 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on November 13th.”

At approximately 1:40 a.m., the two “were seen on video at a local food vendor called the ‘Grub Truck’ at 318 S. Main Street and used a private party for a ride home from downtown to arrive at their 1122 King Road residence around 1:56 a.m.,” the website statement says.

It continues:

Investigators have determined that Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were seen at the Sigma Chi house on the University of Idaho Campus at 735 Nez Perce Drive. At approximately 1:45 a.m., Ethan and Xana are believed to have returned to the residence at 1122 King Road. It was previously reported that Ethan resided at the home; however, it has been determined that he was only visiting.

Detectives believe that on November 12th, the two surviving roommates had also been out in the Moscow community, separately, but returned home by 1 a.m. on November 13th. The two did not wake up until later that morning.

On November 13th, the surviving roommates summoned friends to the residence because they believed one of the second-floor victims had passed out and was not waking up. At 11:58 a.m., a 911 call requested aid for an unconscious person. The call was made from one of the surviving roommates’ cell phones inside the residence. Multiple people talked with the 911 dispatcher before Moscow Police arrived at the location. Officers entered the residence and found two victims on the second floor and two victims on the third floor.

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