Police Nab Greensburg Burglary Suspect

first_imgPolice in Greensburg apprehended a man they say is responsible for at least three residential burglaries since Oct. 30.The Greensburg Police Department received a call around 3:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning from a resident on Mossberg Court, near the Greensburg Country Club, reporting a prowler in the area.While police were looking for the prowler, another call was received with a report of a burglary just a few blocks away from Mossberg Court.“The resident reported he confronted a male in his home and male fled the residence,” Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen said.Officers located a male that matched the description of the alleged burglar. When authorities approached, the man fled and was able to escape.Police later determined that there were two residential entries and two attempted entries in the area of Country Club Estates.Detectives with the Greensburg Police Department processed evidence and continued investigating the incident.“After an exhaustive day of chasing down leads in the investigation, [Criminal Investigations Division] located and arrested James Marlin York,” said Chasteen.York, 29, of Decatur County, was arrested on two counts of burglary, both class B felonies.“During his interview, James also admitted to setting fire to a semi tractor trailer near Delta Faucet on West Main Street prior to the burglaries,” Chasteen explained.York was later charged in connection to a burglary at Briarwood Apartment Complex on Oct. 30. According to Chasteen, the suspect gained entry into the office area and items were taken.“We would like to thank the citizens of Greensburg for stepping forward and providing information that ultimately led to an arrest in this case,” said Chasteen.The chief also recognized Detective Captain Bill Meyerrose and Detective Bob Zapfe for their work on the case.Chasteen said, “The citizens of Greensburg should be proud of all the dedicated men and women that work hard everyday at the police department to make Greensburg a safe community to live and work.”last_img read more

Indiana Pork blends with the tropics for the fair

first_imgIndianapolis, In. The 2017 Indiana State Fair “Taste of Indiana” will feature the Peanut Butter Pineapple Pork Burger. The Peanut Butter Pineapple Pork Burger features the famous ground burger topped with a pineapple ring and a spread of peanut butter.Jeanette Merit, director of Checkoff Programs for Indiana Pork says, “Indiana Pork is excited to promote our Taste of Indiana entry at the 2017 Indiana State Fair. Fairgoers love our pork burger sandwich!  We think this taste of the tropics will be a big hit with our guests!”The burger will be available at Indiana Pork tent locations during the Indiana State Fair, August 4 through 20, 2017.last_img read more

Sextet stand firm against Fly

first_imgHurricane Fly faces just six rivals as he bids to land the Rabobank Champion Hurdle for the fourth successive year at Punchestown on Friday. Press Association Among the horses taking on Willie Mullins’ dual Cheltenham Champion Hurdle hero are three of his stable companions, Midnight Game, So Young and Thousand Stars. But it is the sole British raider, Rock On Ruby, who is expected to give Hurricane Fly the most to do. The pair clashed at Prestbury Park last month, with Hurricane Fly coming out on top by two and a half lengths from Harry Fry’s charge. center_img Mullins feels “home advantage” further increases Hurricane Fly’s chances of victory, telling At The Races: “We’ve been happy with the horse all year. He’s been doing all his work well, eating up after, and coming back strong after his races. “We’ve spent a lot of time trying to settle him and maybe it’s working, as he’s not as aggressive as he used to be. Maybe we have to take that into account when Ruby (Walsh) is riding him in the future. “Punchestown might suit Rock On Ruby, but it’s an away game for him, a strange place, where for us it is just up the road. We’d like to think it’s home advantage anyway.” Walsh also believes racing on home soil has to give his mount an extra edge. “He’s in really good order. Punchestown is 35 minutes up the road for Hurricane Fly but it’s a long way from Dorset (for Rock On Ruby),” he said. The Michael Winters-trained Rebel Fitz, winner of last year’s Galway Hurdle, and Brendan Duke’s Mister Benedictine make up the field. last_img read more

Suarez keen to be role model

first_img “I realised I had to adjust my attitude on the field, to continue to play well but without the bad attitude.” Part of that change has seen Suarez make more of an attempt to stay on his feet since moving to the Premier League – not that he thinks his reputation for diving his fair, anyway. “How many yellow cards do I have for diving? I have a lot of yellow cards in my career, but most are for arguing, for fighting, for giving a -kicking-not for diving,” he added. “Sometimes I fall, but it’s to get a penalty because I have been kicked.” The 27-year-old’s image had reached an all-time low last summer, with the striker agitating for a move away from Anfield and serving a lengthy ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez, though, has managed to put the negative headlines behind him, netting 31 goals in a remarkable campaign in which he swept up the end-of-season awards. Furthermore, there has been a vastly improvement in the behaviour of the Uruguay international, currently attempting to recover from a knee injury in time for the World Cup. “I want to change the bad boy image that has stuck for a bit because I don’t think I am at all how I have been portrayed,” Suarez told Sports Illustrated. “I would like that to change because it’s awful to hear and read what is said of you. “On the field, sometimes passion overwhelms you and you do things you regret afterward. “At the same time, you have a chance to learn from those things. “I think I [have] been a role model since last summer; I have been professional, and I have the desire to forge ahead and play well regardless of what is said to me.” Asked if, like former NBA player Charles Barkley once suggested, athletes should not be role models, Suarez said: “Of course they should be. Many times, [athletes’] attitudes are reflected in their performance on the field. “I’ve had some attitudes on the field that weren’t very good for my image. But those weren’t really me-outside- the field, I’m very shy. Luis Suarez has made a conscious effort this past year to change the public perception of him, with the Liverpool striker keen to be seen as a role model rather than a bad boy. Press Associationlast_img read more

Not only RHTY&SC M.S. was absent from BCB first division launch

first_img(Letter to the Sports Editor)THE attention of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club M.S. has been drawn to an article in the Guyana Chronicle edition of Sunday May 14, under the headline ‘BCB launches Universal DVD 50 overs First Division Tournament’.The article is about the long-awaited launching of a First Division Cricket tournament which is welcome by the Management of the RHTY&SC M.S.What is of concern to all of us is a statement at the end of the article that the RHTY&SC was the only club that failed to attend the launching ceremony. This statement which has no meaning to the story is however false and incorrect.According to information no representative of Police, Upper Corentyne or Skeldon was present while the representative of Blairmont left before the start of the ceremony.The Management of the RHTY&SC M.S. is left to wonder what is the intention of the article’s author and would be grateful if he can inform us whether the presence of the RHTY&SC was necessary for the launching to be successful.As Secretary/CEO of the RHTY&SC, I was unaware of any launching. On Friday May 12, 2017 I was in Georgetown with several senior Club officials for meetings with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Chief of Staff Brigadier Patrick West. After reading the article on Sunday, I enquired if any invitation was sent to the Club Office and was later told that someone had called the office on Friday at 16:30hrs.The call was received by an Under-15 player who forgot to pass on the message. In my 30 years’ experience as an Administrator, I have learnt that invitations are sent via email or in written format.The president (ag) of the BCB for some strange reason at the launching said that he informed our first division captain of the launching.The club office contacted our captain and he strongly denied the president’s (ag) statement. He stated that he was only informed of an upcoming cricket match on the 26th May at the Albion ground.The RHTY&SC is totally committed to the development of cricket and even donated to the said board when asked. What is sad is that people can visit the club office to bring in donation letters but cannot make sure that a proper invitation is sent to us.The author of the article owes the RHTY&SC M.S. a public apology and he could also let us know how the headline included the name Universal DVD, when no mention of the sponsorship was made at the launching. He should also let the general public know if he is still the PRO of the BCB as we understand that its “new management” has rejected his resignation.In a precious article of his, it was stated that cricket was played at the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 levels in Berbice in 2017.The headline for the article was ‘Berbice Cricket in safe hands’. Personally, I would be very grateful if the author can inform me when the tournaments were played and the teams involved. I await the information.last_img read more

Scotland earns call-up for U19 World Cup qualifier

first_imgHAMILTON, Bermuda, (CMC) – Fourteen-year-old Marcus Scotland has been rewarded for a string of top performances with the bat in England by being named in Bermuda’s squad of 14 players for an ICC Under-19 World Cup qualifier in Canada next month.Scotland, whose late grandfather Rupert Scotland, a top cricketer, came to Bermuda from Antigua, is currently in Surrey’s youth programme.Scotland struck his highest score so far when he made 174 not out for Surrey Under-14 County Age Group in his team’s match against Cambridgeshire Under-14s last weekend.The score followed Scotland’s first century five days earlier against Sussex Under-14s when he scored 100 not out. It takes his total to 554 runs in 11 innings this season with two 50s and two centuries, all not out.Bermuda will face Canada and the United States in the qualifier, starting in Toronto on July 17. The winners will advance to the Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand next year.National coach Clay Smith said: “This was a very difficult team to select, but I want to thank all the players for their efforts. The team is fairly young, but very talented, and I have no doubt they will put their best foot forward … and do us all proud.”Announcing the team on Friday, Bermuda Cricket Board president Lloyd Fray said: “I am very pleased with the intensity and quality of the preparation for this squad.“Bermuda first qualified for the Under-19 World Cup 10 years ago in Toronto, so hopefully we will see history repeat itself this year.”SQUAD – Dalin Richardson (captain), Nzari Painter (vice-captain), Alje Richardson, Amori Dean Simons, Cameron Jeffers, Jabari Darrell, Jade Morrissey, Marcus Scotland, Najiyah Raynor, Nirobi Smith Mills, Q’Shai Darrell, Ras Solomon Burrows, Rudi Butterfield, Jaiden Manders.last_img read more

USG updates published transcript of hearing

first_imgThe official transcript of last week’s hearing regarding allegations brought against the Mai & Brianna presidential ticket was updated Monday with previously excluded portions of the transcript. The updated transcript now includes a closing statement from the Mai & Brianna ticket as well as elevated dialogue between the two tickets.The new transcript shows that of the comments made by the Mai & Brianna ticket, approximately 50 percent of their comments were either partially or fully excluded. For the  Debbie & Blake campaign members, approximately 25 percent of their comments were partially or fully excluded. Some comments made by the Elections Commission, including those made by Nillani Anandakugan, Proxy Chair of the Elections Commission, were also partially or fully excluded.Both Debbie Lee and Mai Mizuno, the two presidential candidates, told the Daily Trojan that they were not officially notified by the Undergraduate Student Government of the update to the transcript. Addison Adkins, Mai & Brianna’s campaign manager, however, said that she was notified of the changes directly.Neither the USG Elections and Recruitment Team nor USG’s Director of Communications responded to repeated requests for comment.“USG realizes that some dialogue from this hearing was missing and have since updated this hearing transcript for full transparency,” USG’s statement above the updated transcript said. “We strive to ensure full transparency and apologize for the issue.”Lee said that she had not noticed any inconsistencies in the original transcript but was “relieved to find the information intact.”“We understood that transcripts could be modified during any point but weren’t explicitly notified about the specific changes made to the transcript,” Lee said.Adkins said it was important that the updates were made to the transcript, including the inclusion of a closing statement from Adkins regarding not recommending sanctions against the Debbie & Blake ticket.“I don’t think we need to recommend any sanctions,” Adkins said at the hearing, according to the updated transcript. “They’re just trying to do what’s best for their campaign just like we’re trying to do what’s best for ours.”Mizuno said that this statement from Adkins was something that her campaign wanted to emphasize.“We’re really happy to have the transcripts reflect the sentiments that we expressed at the end of the hearing,” Mizuno said.The verdict of last Monday’s hearing had found that “no infraction occurred” with the Mai & Brianna ticket.After the publication of the verdict Wednesday, the Daily Trojan requested an official transcript copy of the Jan. 29 hearing, but was denied. USG released a statement and the first transcript of the hearing the following day.According to the Elections Code XIII.D, “a written copy of the transcript will be released to both the general public and the press.”USG’s statement Thursday also said that the Elections Code required that the transcript be made available within “the 24-hour window,” but no such time frame is listed in the Elections Code. Instead, the code states that “the transcript shall be available in the USG office for public consumption as soon as a verdict is reached.”The USG statement had attributed the transcript’s delay to “unforeseen circumstances and technical difficulties” and said that the team is “ardently working on developing a more efficient method of releasing future hearing transcripts.”last_img read more

Men’s track team battles back to take first

first_imgAnother notch in his belt · Junior Ahmad Rashad wins the 100-meter sprint again and is among the favorites to win in next week’s NCAA Championship, where the individual competition will be emphasized. Dieuwertje Kast | Summer TrojanThe beautiful 90-degree weather in Eugene, Ore. inspired the USC track team to rise up from the bottom last weekend, earning a collective 165 points with the men taking first place and women taking third place in the 2009 West Regional.The men’s team ended the first day of competition in fourth place, but managed to score 80 points on the final day, bringing their total to 97, which was 16.25 more than the runner-up and the host of the meet, the Oregon Ducks. According to USC director of track and field Ron Allice, however, the sole agenda was to get individual athletes to the NCAA Championships.“We did what we had to do to qualify for the national championship,” Allice said. “There wasn’t an area of the sport that we didn’t perform. Outside of the dual-meet against the Bruins, this was probably our most stellar meet. Fifty schools in the U.S. competed, and for us to score almost 100 points based on qualifying procedure is great.”The NCAA Championship, which will take place June 10-13 in Fayetteville, Ark., required the track athletes to meet certain requirements to qualify. The athletes needed to finish in the top five in each area of the sport, except for relays where they needed to get into the top 3. USC earned its way to Arkansas with 13 individual athletes and four relay teams.Junior Shalina Clarke won the title in the women’s 100-meter high hurdles (and earned the team 10 points in the women’s competition) and junior Ahmad Rashad took the men’s 100-meter dash title. The Trojans also grasped two other winning titles with the men’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams.Along with the accolades received by the Trojans, they experienced a bit of concern when freshman Duane Walker ended the 4x400m relay falling to the track with a shoulder injury. X-rays were negative.The men’s team was not the only team that came from behind to excel; the women’s team rose from seventh place on the first day of competition to finish third behind Arizona State and Oregon.The Women of Troy began the competition with the 4x100m relay team, freshmen Aareon Payne and Erica Alexander and juniors Shalina Clarke and Judith Onyepunuka, who were timed at 44.81. They were slated to take fourth place, but when the Ducks were ruled out of zone during their run, the Women of Troy were moved up to third place, which gave them enough points to take it to Arkansas for the championship.“Going through the results and the numbers of qualifiers, you can see that we all were missing the multi-event and 10,000-meter athletes, who didn’t have to go through this meet because of the closeness to regionals and finals,” Allice said. “Oregon didn’t have their multi-event and 10,000 meter people. The goal of everyone in the meet was to break up the Oregon ‘distance-machine’, and to do that in a qualifying meet and to score as well as we did, we surprised a lot of people.”Leaving Oregon this weekend, the Trojans have a significantly large group of competitors getting ready for the championship in Arkansas in a couple weeks, and Allice said he believes they have all the pieces needed to excel in the finals.“We’re going to go with large contingent of young people; around 15-17 guys and 13 girls,” he said. “That’s some good sizeable numbers to go to a national championship with. Our team is really focused and I am really proud of their continued excellence.”The Trojan athletes qualifying for the NCAA Championships are: Nia Ali (heptathlon), Nate Anderson (400m), Kristine Busa (javelin), Shalina Clarke (100m high hurdles), Zsofia Erdelyi (3000m steeplechase), Brandon Estrada (pole vault), Joey Hughes (400m), Dalilah Muhammad (400m  intermediate hurdles), Eva Orban (hammer), Aareon Payne (200m), Ahmad Rashad (100m), Irek Sekretarski (800m), Blake Shaw (800m), Oscar Spurlock (110m HH), Corey White (javelin), Manjula Wijesekara (high jump), Aven Wright (triple jump) and both the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams.last_img read more

Joe Dragon sets 3,000-meter personal best on Saturday in Boston

first_imgOn the second day of the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational, the men’s distance runners wrapped up the weekend for Syracuse in underwhelming fashion.Syracuse’s runners participated in three events—the 800-meter, the mile, and the 3,000-meter—on Saturday to complete a weekend highlighted by Paige Stoner, Justyn Knight and Kadejhia Sellers’ strong runs on Friday.The men’s 3,000-meter, billed as the main event for Saturday, featured Joe Dragon, Kevin James, Dominic Hockenbury, Simon Smith and Jared Lautenslager as well as SU-alum Adam Visokay.Visokay recorded the fastest time of them all, taking third place with an 8:01:41 time. Dragon (8:13:00) and James (8:14:51), the Orange’s fastest two for the event, finished a second apart in 17th and 19th place, respectively. They both recorded Top 10 times among college runners.Dragon edged his previous fastest time in the 3,000-meter by .28 seconds to secure a new personal record. James, on the other hand, came about a second short of his personal best.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHockenbury (8:23:31) and Smith (8:25:13) both finished in the top 50 overall, while Lautenslager brought up the rear for the Orange in 71st place out of over 170 runners.Noah Affolder, a freshman from Carthage, New York, impressed in the mile with a 4:03:48 time, good for 16th place overall, eighth among collegiate athletes. Nathan Henderson and Andy Paladino also ran the mile for the Orange. Henderson (4:10:54) and Paladino (4:18:04) finished 55th and 124th respectively.Two weeks ago, Justyn Knight set the bar in the mile with a 3:55:82, breaking his own school record.Additionally, sophomore Sam Somera competed in the men’s 800-meter race, placing 197th out of 230 runners. His 2:02:43 time trailed the leader by about 15 seconds. Comments Published on February 10, 2018 at 8:24 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp selector admits mistakes were made over dual player status.

first_imgIf he had his time over again he would have asked the players to make the call early in the year and chose either hurling or football. That’s the view of John Sheedy – a selector on the County Minor Hurlers that got to this years All Ireland final where they were beaten by Galway.The Minor footballers meanwhile lost out to Kerry in the All Ireland decider.John Sheedy says players just cannot compete properly in both codes.last_img