One killed in officer-involved shooting in Brownstown

first_imgPhoto: Sgt. Stephen WheelesBrownstown, In. — Indiana State Police are continuing their investigation into an officer-involved shooting near the Brownstown Police Station.Reports indicate the situation started as a domestic incident and spiraled out of control when Barry Rucker, 53, allegedly pulled out a small gun at the scene. Officers fired an unknown amount of rounds at Rucker. First aid was administered at the scene and was transported to Schneck Medical Center.The investigation is ongoing.******************************************************************************Indiana State police are investigating a report of an officer-involved shooting near the Brownstown police Station.Details are few, but police say no officers were injured in the 200 block of West Walnut Street incident but one subject was transported with a gunshot wound.As a precaution, Brownstown Schools were placed on lockdown.last_img read more

Pirates Defeat Wildcats

first_imgAfter the worst loss of the season on Tuesday, Greensburg came back and responded with a 6-2 victory against Franklin County.Without a win on the road in the past 5 seasons, Greensburg got the scoring started with a goal from sophomore, Luke Hellmich, his first of the season. The Wildcats would go on to respond with 26 seconds left in the half to tie it 1-1. Greensburg came out firing in the second half and produced the best (overall) offensive performance of the season. The second half scoring started with sophomore Grayson Newhart off of a corner kick from Luke Hellmich. Then, Sage O’Mara was able to break away from the defense and carry the ball from midfield to score and push it to 3-1 in favor of Greensburg. Another Grayson Newhart goal off of an assist from Collin Springmeyer would make it 4-1.A penalty kick for Franklin County would keep them from being shut out in the second half, but Greensburg quickly responded with another goal from Sage O’Mara, assisted from Collin Springmeyer. Springmeyer would find the back of the net with 1 minute left in the game to end it 6-2 in favor of the Pirates.The Pirates won their first conference game and are now 2-4-1 on the season and 1-1 in the conference.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

East Central FFA Nursery/Landscape Team to compete nationally

first_imgSt. Leon, IN—The East Central FFA Nursery/Landscape Team will compete for national recognition in a career development event at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 30-Nov. 2.The East Central FFA Chapter from St. Leon, Indiana will send members to Indianapolis as they vie for national honors in the area of nursery/landscape. Kubota Tractor Corporation and STIHL Inc., sponsor the event. FFA members who will represent the chapter include (Photo L to R):  Alex Dudley, Amelia Hartman, Alex Newport, and Rachel Kraus. Roy Johnson is the chapter advisor.Nursery/Landscape is one of 25 career/leadership development event areas, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. The nursery and landscape event tests participants by having them identify plant specimens according to their technical and common names, select nursery plant material and take a multiple-choice exam. The FFA members also perform hands-on activities that range from landscape estimating to interpersonal relations to nursery operation practices.  CDEs and LDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.  The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.Slast_img read more

Knights place at First Lego League Championship

first_img? Greensburg, IN—The 5th through 8th-grade Wired Knights and Electric Knights robotics teams from St. Mary’s School in Greensburg had a very successful season.For the second year in a row, they qualified for the Indiana State Robotics Competition. Last year they qualified one team for state, this year they were able to improve their game and qualify two teams.On Dec. 14  they competed in the Indiana FIRST LEGO League Championship. The tournament was hosted by the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville IN. Top 24 teams from around the state competed. The Electric Knights brought home the 1st Place Mechanical Design Award. The Wired Knights finished in 7th place and the Electric Knights finished in 15th place in the robot games.The St. Mary’s Wired Knights team members include Declan Bruns, Jonah Hellmich, Ali Nobbe, Sy Nobbe, Carter Rutherford, & Caleb Fry.  The Electric Knights team members include Reece Chapman, Gavin Weber, Lucas Kramer, Logan Meyer, Jacob Schneider, Ryan Rutherford. Both teams are coached by Rick Kramer, Joe Kalinowski, Nichole Kalinowski & Matt Roell.last_img read more

Officials seek help finding wanted man

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Law Enforcement agencies in several counties need your help trying to locate Brady Lee Lewis of Lawrenceburg. Lewis is wanted on more than 6 Felony warrants,  is known to flee law enforcement, and has ties to Switzerland County.Officials ask if you have any information on his whereabouts that you please contact your local law enforcement agency.  Tips can be left anonymously.last_img

EPL: Mahrez nets winner as City overcome Chelsea

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Manchester City came from a goal behind to record a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in Saturday evening’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.N’Golo Kante had sent the visitors into a 21st-minute lead in Manchester, but Kevin De Bruyne levelled the scores in the 29th minute before Riyad Mahrez struck the winner before the interval.The result has seen Pep Guardiola’s side move above Chelsea into third position in the table, but the reigning champions are still nine points off division leaders Liverpool on the same number of matches.City had a big chance inside the first four minutes when Sergio Aguero released De Bruyne inside the Chelsea box, but the Belgium international sent his low effort just wide of the far post.Chelsea’s first serious attack of the night brought their first chance in the eighth minute, but Willian, having been found by Tammy Abraham, sent his effort wide of Ederson’s goal.Abraham then curled one past the post in the 11th minute with the visitors enjoying plenty of space when they had the opportunity to break.The Blues had another opportunity in the 16th minute when a half-cleared corner fell for Fikayo Tomori, but the centre-back’s powerful strike just flew the wrong side of the post before Emerson Palmieri tested the reactions of Ederson from distance in their next attack.Chelsea did have the lead in the 21st minute, however, when Kante, having broken into the City box, managed to hold off Benjamin Mendy before squeezing the ball past the onrushing Ederson.Frank Lampard’s side continued to pass the ball with real confidence as the half progressed, and the Etihad Stadium was almost silent approaching the final 15 minutes of the first period.City did manage to level the scores in the 29th minute, however, when a strike from De Bruyne took a big deflection off Kurt Zouma before dropping past Chelsea’s helpless goalkeeper.It was the stroke of luck that Guardiola’s side needed as Chelsea had been threatening to double their advantage during a key stage of the contest.De Bruyne almost scored a second in the 36th minute when he worked space outside the box before striking towards goal, but the attacker’s effort just missed the crossbar.City did have a second in the 37th minute, though, when Mahrez danced past a couple of challenges and into the Chelsea box before finding the bottom corner with an empathic finish.Guardiola’s team had a shout for a penalty late in the first half when Aguero went down under a challenge from Tomori, but referee Martin Atkinson signalled for a goal kick and VAR agreed.A horror mistake from Kepa Arrizabalaga then presented Aguero with a brilliant chance to make it 3-1, but the Argentine saw his effort hit the crossbar, much to the Spanish goalkeeper’s relief.City also had the first chance of the second period after smart work from Mahrez, but the Algeria international just saw his low attempt drop the wrong side of Kepa’s post.Chelsea did have a half-chance to level in the 54th minute when the ball fell kindly for Kante inside the penalty box, but Fernandinho did excellently to block it behind for a corner.De Bruyne then had a powerful effort tipped over the crossbar down the other end during a period of the match where both teams were looking for the game’s fourth goal.Joao Cancelo was next to come close for Guardiola’s side having met a low corner from Mahrez, but Cesar Azpilicueta just about managed to deal with the attempt under pressure from Fernandinho.Kepa then made a brilliant save to keep out a powerful Mahrez strike in the 65th minute as the champions looked to score a third during a vital stage of the match.Phil Foden was City’s second substitute of the night as the Englishman took the place of David Silva, while Reece James had entered the field for Chelsea as Azpilicueta switched to left-back.James’s running down the right was causing problems, and Abraham just failed to meet a cross from the defender in the 69th minute as Lampard’s side continued to chase a leveller.Foden tested the reactions of Kepa in the 72nd minute with City eyeing a third, before James took a chance inside his own box by making contact with Aguero.Willian then just missed the crossbar with a rasping strike in the 80th minute as the home side still led 2-1 entering the final 10 minutes of the key encounter in Manchester.Chelsea had plenty of the ball in the latter stages, but aside from a long-range Mason Mount free kick, the visitors did not have a serious chance to level the scores as City managed to bounce back from their defeat at Liverpool before the international break.Sterling thought that he had scored a third late on when he squeezed one past Kepa, but VAR ruled out the England international’s stoppage-time effort.Next up for City is a home game against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday night, while Chelsea will take on Valencia in the same competition on Wednesday. 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Minister harps on professional training for Nigerian coaches

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has called for proper and regular training for Nigerian coaches in order to fast track sports development in the country. The minister made the call on Friday at the closing ceremony of the LMC/LaLiga Partnership training for Nigerian youth coaches at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja. Dare stressed the need for professional and scientific coaching, especially from the youth level, for Nigeria to improve on its sports development in line with international best practice. He said: “It is a fact that at the very heart of sports development are the coaches. “When you talk about the technical depth of our teams and players, it rests with the coaches and it starts from the grassroots.” Dare commended the organisers of the programme for the vision, while calling for it to be extended to more coaches and other sports. He also used the occasion to highlight the Ministry’s Talent Hunt Programme, which will begin in March, with the aim of discovering and nurturing young talents across the nation. Earlier, the Chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, said the workshop was part of the technical partnership of the Spanish League and its Nigerian counterpart. Dikko said the partnership will go a long way in developing the Nigerian league and exposing young Nigerian footballers. He said: “Through this partnership we have had an NPFL All-Star team playing tour of Spain, where they played Valencia, Malaga and Atletico Madrid as well as seminars for club administrators and media officers.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the four-day workshop, which herald the annual NPFL/LaLiga U-15 tournament, had coaching instructors from LaLiga and other football stakeholders in attendance.Tags: LMCLMC/LaLiga PartnershipMoshood Abiola StadiumShehu DikkoSunday Darelast_img read more

U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Samuel scores hat-trick as Flamingos thrash Guinea

first_imgRelatedPosts Flamingos trash Guinea, romp into final round Enyimba crash out CAF Confederation Cup Guinean President bags traditional title in Daura Yemisi Samuel scored a hat-trick as the Flamingos thrashed their Guinean counterparts 6-1 on Saturday in a first round first leg game of the 2020 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. Nigeria took charge of the game from start to finish in Conakry as Chinyere Kalu opened scoring three minutes into the game after benefiting from a defensive error. Samuel fired in a stunner from 35 yards to double the lead for the Nigerian national under-17 women team against the hosts eight minutes  later. Flamingos almost got the third in the 34th minute, which could have been Samuel’s second goal of the match, but her effort went off target. The visitors underlined their dominance as Rofiat Imuran profited from a goalmouth scramble to increase the tally for her side four minutes later. After 65 minutes of play, Imuran bagged her brace after being superbly teed up by Olashola Shobowale to extend Nigeria’s lead. The hosts, however, pulled one back, no thanks to a defensive mix-up in the Flamingos area in the 81st minute. Samuel went on to hit a double four minutes later as Flamingos recovered to create a five-goal lead. The striker completed her hat-trick in extra time as the game ended 6-1. NAN.Tags: Chinyere KaluFlamingoesGuineaOlashola ShobowaleRofiat ImuanYemisis Samuellast_img read more

Kelly hits back in Trapattoni row

first_img The Reading player added: “I am simply shocked and disgusted with the untrue and unwarranted comments made by Giovanni Trapattoni. “These hurtful and untrue comments have caused distress and upset to myself and my family, who have supported me throughout my career and know the level of commitment and passion I have always shown in representing my country. “I have proudly represented Ireland from the age of 16, and I have never shown anything other than 100 per cent commitment to my country and my team. “I cannot and will not tolerate attempts to defame my commitment and loyalty to Ireland. “Representing Ireland at senior international level has given me some of my proudest moments in my professional career, and for me captaining my country will always be my greatest achievement. “It saddens me greatly that I should have to defend my good character and reputation in a profession I love. However, I refuse to allow anyone to question my passion for representing Ireland. I will continue as always to proudly be available for my country.” Kelly, who has 32 senior caps, was a surprise omission from the squad when it was announced last month, although the mild-mannered former Fulham player is understood to have had a major disagreement with Trapattoni’s assistant, Marco Tardelli, after being left out of the team for the 6-1 World Cup qualifying defeat to Germany at the Aviva Stadium in October. The 29-year-old full-back was not in Dublin for Wednesday night’s 2-0 friendly victory over Poland despite the absence of the injured Richard Dunne, Sean St Ledger, Seamus Coleman and Darren O’Dea, with the latter excused to continue his pre-season preparations with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. Asked about his absence, Trapattoni said: “You know what happened in the situation with Kelly? ‘I play or I go home'”. A furious Kelly responded on Friday morning by issuing a statement in which he reaffirmed his commitment to his country. He said: “It is extremely disappointing for me to have to make this statement.” Ireland defender Stephen Kelly has hit back at suggestions by manager Giovanni Trapattoni that he only wanted to join up with the squad if he was guaranteed to play.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more