Meth and Stolen Vehicle Recovered after Pursuit

first_imgWhen the Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the car increased speed and tried to flee from the officer.  Numerous officers were in the area and joined in the pursuit including officers from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg and the Clarksville Police Department. The vehicle continued north on I-65 and into Scott County, eluding officers’ attempts to use Stop Sticks along the way. The passenger was also observed throwing an unknown substance out of the passenger window of the car.  Realizing the car was equipped with a subscription-based navigation and security service, Indiana State Police Dispatch contacted the service and requested the vehicle be remotely disabled. Once the vehicle was disabled, it began to slow down and safely stopped on the side of the roadway. After officers detained both occupants, the investigation also revealed meth and paraphernalia inside the car. The driver, Ryan Andrew Moody, 40, of Columbus, Indiana, and the passenger, Audrey Fay Crank, 20, of Hope, Indiana were taken into custody without incident and remanded into the Clark County Jail. They are both charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, a level 6 Felony, and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor. Moody is also charged with Auto Theft, a Level 5 Felony, and Reckless Driving, a Class A Misdemeanor. On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Officers recovered a vehicle reported stolen out of Bartholomew County after a 10-mile pursuit crossed county lines and ended when the car was remotely disabled.Around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy advised he was northbound on I-65 near the 18 mile-marker and behind a red Chevrolet Malibu which was reported stolen earlier in the day.  last_img read more

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Recent Belcher pledge to support WCU scholarships inspires another $1 million commitment

first_img“This scholarship has majorly helped me work toward earning my degrees. I am paying for college on my own, and I am an out-of-state student,” said Bevers, who is majoring in management and finance. “Each year, I take out the maximum amount of loans possible from the government. Without the Brinson Annual Scholarship, I would have to come up with the extra money on my own or take out a loan with a higher interest rate. The scholarship relieves a lot of that pressure.” “This scholarship allowed me to be able to save more money to put toward my loans and save for my wedding that is two weeks after graduation, so that was very helpful,” she said. “I think that scholarships are one of the only reasons some students get to come to college. Because of this, there should be more scholarships available and they should be easily accessible.” That is why, after learning of the Belchers’ leadership gift in the Lead the Way campaign, they decided the time was right to increase their support for Honors College scholarships. They also are directing some of their gifts to Honors College programming, general scholarship support and the Catamount Club. “Our original contributions were brought about by my involvement on the Honors College Advisory Board and Jack’s involvement with the Foundation Board,” Judy Brinson said. “We had the opportunity to learn about WCU’s commitment and importance to Western North Carolina. While neither of us graduated from Western, we love this area and understand the need for quality, affordable higher education.” “This scholarship has helped immensely by taking some of the financial stress off my shoulders. College is stressful as is, and when you add in the money situation, it makes it even worse. Every bit of help matters,” said Johnston. For more information on how to help deserving students at WCU, visit the website give.wcu.edu. A husband and wife who divide their time between Highlands in the Western North Carolina mountains and Hilton Head Island in the South Carolina Lowcountry recently announced a $1 million commitment to fund scholarships for students in the Honors College at Western Carolina University. Twenty-eight students to date have received financial support to attend WCU through the Brinson Annual Scholarship Fund. Among them is Joy Johnston, a senior from Mills River majoring in English. The Brinsons, who are among dozens of friends of the university who have been moved to do just that, decided to increase their original gifts of $350,000 to the $1 million level, said Judy Brinson. “We were inspired by Chancellor Belcher and Susan and their gift to the Lead the Way campaign,” she said. “He and Susan have a dedication to WCU that is infectious.”center_img The Brinsons are co-owners of Apparel Brands Inc., an international uniform manufacturing business. Although they are not WCU alumni, they say they have come to embrace the university and its commitment to providing higher education opportunities to the people of WNC. Jack and Judy Brinson, who already were longtime contributors to WCU, say they were inspired to increase their philanthropic support for the university to seven figures by an October announcement by Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan. That’s when the Belchers pledged $1.23 million for WCU’s ongoing efforts to increase scholarship support for students. In announcing their pledge, the Belchers said they hoped to inspire others who are willing to make transformational gifts as the Lead the Way comprehensive fundraising campaign, with a focus on endowed scholarships, nears the public phase. Burgin Mackey, a sophomore from Mars Hill majoring in environmental health and Japanese studies, is also continuing his pursuit of a college degree with financial assistance made possible by the Brinsons’ gifts. And for Ally Bevers, a junior from Mount Airy, Georgia, the support provided through the Brinson Scholarship Fund is helping her pay the higher cost of tuition for students who are not from North Carolina. “We have been so impressed by Honors College Dean Jill Granger and the Honors College students and staff. We have met many of the students, and know that they are hardworking and deserving,” Judy Brinson said. “We also know that scholarships are necessary to continue to attract the best students. For some students, scholarships provide a lifeline just to allow them to even attend college.” “The Brinson Scholarship has made it possible for me to complete my second year at Western. Coming from a background where money is tight, I rely on scholarships to help me pay for my education. My career goals require me to attain a formal education so there is no other way for me to go to achieve my dreams,” Mackey said. “I am very grateful to the scholarship committee for helping me to accomplish my goals.”last_img read more

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World record relay gold for Team SA

first_img6 September 2012Team South Africa’s 4 by 100 metres T42/46 relay team blitzed their opposition at the London Paralympic Games on Wednesday evening to win gold in world record time.The combination of Samkelo Radebe, Zivan Smith, Arnu Fourie and Oscar Pistorius improved on the world record with a superb time of 41.78 seconds.“It’s the most amazing experience for all of us,” Pistorius told reporters after the race.“We’ve been practising over the last two days. We’re all professional and have a job to do.‘We smashed that world record’“We smashed that world record. Each guy here did his job,” Pistorius said. “I said to the guys to stay calm and focused.”After Brazil and the USA were disqualified for changeover infractions, China claimed the silver medal. They ran a regional record time, but their 42.98 was some way behind the winning South African quartet. Third went to Germany in 45.23.Pistorius and Fourie were also in action in the heats of the T44 100 metres on Wednesday evening. Pistorius won his race in 11.18 seconds to qualify for the final, while Fourie also won his heat in 11.29 seconds to advance.The fastest qualifying time, however, went to Jonnie Peacock, who equalled the Paralympic record of 11.08 seconds. In the same heat, 200m winner, Alan Oliviera finished third in 11.56 to secure a spot in the final.Pistorius won the event in the Beijing Paralympics four years ago, while Fourie placed fourth, but a number of runners in the Thursday’s final own better personal bests than the pair, so the competition is going to be stiff.World record for bronze!Dyan Buis excelled in the men’s F37/38 long jump, equalling the F38 world record with a best leap of 6.48 metres. That was, however, good for a bronze medal only.With the event hosting two classes of disability, the results are decided on a points system. Therefore the 6.31m jump by Gocha Khugaev of Russia, which was a world record in the F37 class, was good for the gold medal, while Yuxi Ma of China’s 6.26m regional record won him a silver medal.In the same event, another South African, Andrea Dalle Ave, set a regional record of 6.02m in the F37 class, while Union Sekailwe, the winner of the bronze medal in the men’s T38 400m, finished in 10th place.Qualified for finalTeboho Mokgalagadi qualified for the final of the men’s 200m in the T35 class after running a personal best of 27.37 seconds. He previously won the event at the Athens Paralympics, but it wasn’t run at the Beijing Games of 2008.Zanele Situ, the winner of javelin gold in Sydney and Athens, narrowly missed out on a medal this time around in the women’s F54/55/56 class. She finished fourth behind China’s Liwan Yang, Tunisia’s Hania Aidi and Martina Willing of Germany.SwimmingIn the swimming pool, Tadhg Slattery, who first competed in the Paralympics 20 years ago in Barcelona in 1992, placed fifth in the men’s 100 metres breaststroke in the SB5 class.He had previously won the event in 1992 and 2004 and finished runner-up in it in 1996 and 2000. He won bronze in Beijing in 2008.Natalie du Toit was unsuccessful in her defence of the 50m freestyle S9 title, finishing seventh in the final in 29.84. China’s Ping Lin snatched gold in a Paralympic record of 29.12, with Louise Watkin of Britain second in 29.21 and Ellie Cole of Australia third in an Oceania record of 29.28.Kevin Paul finished seventh in the final of the men’s 400m freestyle in the S10 class despite swimming an African record of 4:16.46, while Shireen Sapiro placed eighth in the final of the women’s 400m S10.CyclingIn cycling, time trial events were held. Ernst van Dyk placed fifth in the men’s H4 class in a race won by former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi, who lost both his legs in a racing accident in 2001.Stuart McCreadie was seventh in the H2 class, Gerhard Viljoen finished in the same position in the mixed H1-2 class, Jaco Nel placed 12th in the men’s in the C2 class, and Roxanne Burns was sixth in the women’s C4 class.The South African men’s wheelchair basketball team finished in twelfth and last place after a heavy 83-36 defeat at the hands of Colombia.MedalsSouth Africa ended Wednesday in 21st place on the medal table with four gold, five silver and eight bronze medals.China’s domination at the top of the table continued. By competition’s end on Wednesday, the country had won 60 gold, 50 silver and 49 bronze medals, bringing its total to 159 medals.Russia (28, 25, 20, 73) has moved up to second place, dropping hosts, Great Britain (25, 36, 31, 92) to third place and second on medal count.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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The International Association of Interviewers Announce CFI Scholarship Winners

first_imgThe International Association of Interviewers (IAI) congratulates the recent winners of the CFI Scholarships donated by Checkview, an Iverify Company and General Dynamic Information Technology. The scholarship applications were reviewed by the CFI Scholarship Committee and the winners were chosen by the IAI Advisory Board. IAI has awarded CFI Scholarships over the last decade to help advance career development and provide continuing education to professionals in the interview and investigation community.The 2015 winners are: – Sponsor – Karen FarrisArrow Insurance and Legal Investigations, LLCDan DonahueBel-Nor Police DepartmentGabriela Alves GuimaraesAidar SBZ Avogados (Brazil)This year, IAI’s Diamond Sponsors Checkview, an Iverify Company, and General Dynamics Information Technology have provided a CFI Preparatory Online Course scholarship to 12 deserving candidates. Checkview and General Dynamics IT CFI Scholarship Recipients: Brian Grady, LPQGoodwillDeborah SweetDollar GeneralDirk WinkleTargetDorothy ConnollyBloomingdalesBrad DottonWholesale SportsMichael BeckmanUS Marine CorpsPatrick BeckmanUS Marine Corps and IL State PoliceClaudia Belem Juarez SanchezPolygraphic   Professionals Services of Oaxaca (Mexico)Ian NobleB & Q (UK)Jonathan BouleyMichael Van TiemTargetNicolin DeckerParadigm InvestigationsThese individuals that have been chosen for the CFI Scholarship strive for excellence and professionalism in their performance of their duties; exhibit the highest level of professionalism while interviewing sources, victims, witnesses, and suspect; and follow the CFI Values Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Man’s body found after Lake of the Ozarks boat crash

first_imgAuthorities have found the body of a Eugene man after a boat accident on the Lake of the Ozarks.The Highway Patrol says two boats crashed into each other at about 10 p.m. Saturday at the 4 MM of the Osage Arm. The driver of the upstream boat, 62-year-old Kelly Wise of Atlantic, Iowa, has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. He has minor injuries, and his passenger has moderate injuries.Four mid-Missourians were in the boat heading downstream. Troopers say they found the body of 39-year-old Jason Russell of Eugene at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Nathan Sneller, 37, of Jefferson City was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Driver Bradley Siebeneck, 37, of Holts Summit, and 42-year-old Brian Basham of Eldon have minor injuries.(This story was last updated at 4:25 a.m. Monday.)last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to launch in the US on Nov 14

first_imgSouth Korean giant Samsung’s new and rather unconventional offering in the Galaxy Note Edge smartphone is all set to hit markets in the US come November 14. The device that uniquely curves around its right front edge all the way down will be available exclusively in the US from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular. There is however no word regarding its availability in other parts of the world including India.    First announced on November 3, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge smartphone (technically a phablet), lets users move on-screen controls for email, apps, notifications and more to the curved side of the device giving users more screen space to do other things they want. Moreover, users can customize the Edge’s curved and scrollable menu panel to add their favourite apps for quick and easy access.      Taking a look at its specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge features a 5.6-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. It sports a 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization along with a 3.7MP front-facing snapper. The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It decks in a 3,000-mAh Li-on battery that boasts of Adaptive Fast Charging that can charge the phone to 50 percent in mere 30 minutes.On close observation, much of the specifications of the Edge appear similar to the company’s recently launched Galaxy Note 4. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge also comes with an S Pen that boasts of handwriting recognition, as well as the company’s Multi Window feature.advertisementlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Leicester, Stoke City target Guingamp teenager Phaeton

first_img​Leicester, Stoke City target Guingamp teenager Phaetonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are linked with French attacker Matthias Phaeton.The 18-year-old, who plays for Guingamp, is interesting the Foxes and Stoke City in the Championship.Per RMC Sport, he is currently negotiating with his club over a professional contract.And the French outlet believes that an offer of €800,000 or slightly higher could be enough to tempt them into selling the starlet.Phaeton made his debut for the first team in November. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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25 days agoMan Utd hero Keane pleads patience for ‘classy guy’ Solskjaer

first_imgMan Utd hero Keane pleads patience for ‘classy guy’ Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane insists Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be given more time to succeed at Old Trafford.Monday’s draw with Arsenal left United with their worst start in 30 years and pressure on Solskjaer is mounting.But Keane says his former teammate needs a couple of transfer windows to change his squad.”I think he has been brilliant, a good honest guy. It is hard work at the moment, but there are six or seven young players learning their way,” said Keane on Sky Sports.”We’re all very impatient, we want success yesterday, but you have to give the man time. He is frustrated, under pressure, but dealing with it. He’s a classy guy but no doubt he will be disappointed at not winning enough games.”They have given him the job, support him in a couple of transfer windows. Are there more tough days ahead? You bet your life, but you need to stick with it. There was a lack of quality from both teams tonight. Their lack of goals, the lack of opportunities they’re creating.”Give these boys time. But on tonight’s performance, none of them [neither Manchester United nor Arsenal] will be in the top four.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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How UMBC Did The Unthinkable — And The Inevitable

After a relatively sedate start to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the most shocking result in tourney history was saved for one of the last games in the round of 64. Late Friday, Maryland-Baltimore County did the unthinkable, pulling off the victory that college fans have been waiting decades to see: The Retrievers became the first No. 16 seed in the history of the men’s tournament to knock off a No. 1 when they beat Virginia 74-54.1The women’s tournament beat the men to the punch by 20 years, of course, when No. 16 Harvard beat No. 1 Stanford in 1998.(Look, we did say a No. 16 seed could beat a No. 1 this year — never mind which No. 16, and which No. 1…)No, instead of the obvious pick, it was the obscure one. UMBC went into the game ranked 188th in Ken Pomeroy’s power ratings; Virginia ranked first. Our predictive model gave the Cavaliers a 98 percent probability of winning. Nothing about the two teams’ track records suggested that number was too high. (If anything, facing a Retrievers team that lost by 40-plus points to the likes of Albany, UVA seemed like it might be the safest No. 1 seed in the first round.)Instead, the Cavs were on the wrong side of history.Besides the novelty of a No. 16 beating a No. 1 seed — let alone the tournament’s No. 1 overall team — the magnitude of the upset would have been shocking in any context. According to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, it was tied for the worst loss by an Associated Press No. 1 team to an unranked team at any point in the season, let alone the tournament.2Undefeated No. 1 St. Joseph’s lost to Xavier by 20 in the 2003-04 season. And from a bettor’s standpoint, UMBC joined Santa Clara in 1993 and Norfolk State in 2012 — a pair of No. 15 seeds that won — as the only teams to win a game outright in the men’s tourney despite being an underdog of 20 or more points.Virginia can place some of the blame on losing forward De’Andre Hunter right before the tournament. Sidelined with a wrist injury, Hunter was UVA’s best player on a rate basis,3Excluding those with low playing time. according to Sports-Reference.com’s Win Shares per 40 minutes. The Cavs no doubt missed his efficient play at both ends of the court against the Retrievers.But this loss cannot be pinned completely on Hunter’s absence. Against UMBC, Virginia played just about the worst game it possibly could. What had been one of the top offensive teams in the country during the regular season shot just 41 percent from the floor — including 18 percent from 3-point range (to go with a 50 percent showing from the foul line). More shockingly, the nation’s best defense looked completely lost, particularly in the game’s second half.The Retrievers played their best possible game as well. They shot a stunning 54 percent from the field against the Cavaliers, nailing 12 of 24 attempts from beyond the arc. Going into the game, Virginia hadn’t allowed an opponent to shoot better than 50 percent from the field all season, against a schedule that consisted of many difficult opponents. Though no major-conference school could solve the UVA defense, UMBC — led by an audacious 28-point performance from electrifying guard Jairus Lyles — was the team that finally broke through. Virginia was holding opponents to 53.4 points per game, the lowest in the country. Lyles and the Retrievers got 53 in the second half alone.In terms of blame, there’s plenty of finger-pointing left for Virginia coach Tony Bennett’s deliberately low-possession brand of basketball. The Cavs were easily the nation’s slowest team all season, and they basically never had to accelerate the pace to make a comeback push all year. As TV analyst Kenny Smith pointed out in the postgame coverage, UVA was unable to adjust once UMBC forced the Cavs to play from behind.This topic deserves more research, but there is some evidence that slow favorites generally disappoint in March. It makes sense: Unlike underdogs, who should want more variance — and therefore fewer possessions in a game — favorites should theoretically be trying to reduce the randomness and give variance a smaller role in a game’s outcome. So it could be that Virginia-style favorites are inadvertently doing their opponents a big favor by slowing the pace down to a crawl, essentially giving away some of their talent advantage by allowing more randomness to seep into the game. (Whether this works in practice, though, is up for debate.)Whatever the reason behind it, UMBC’s win was an upset for the ages. On the one hand, it was surprising that no 16 seed had ever beaten a No. 1 before Friday — according to our Elo model, we’d calculate the chances as 1-in-27 (or 3.7 percent) that a No. 16 wouldn’t have broken through in 134 tries. But this was also the victory that just seemed like it might never happen. Now that it has, there are no gimme games in the bracket anymore. Just when you thought it wasn’t possible, March Madness somehow got an extra dimension of madness. And it all comes courtesy of the UMBC Retrievers and their long-awaited underdog victory. read more

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Brighton manager says he expects a very quiet transfer window

first_imgFor Chris Hughton, the January transfer window for Brighton and Hove Albion will not see many players come, but some might leave on loanBrighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton is sure the January transfer window will be a quiet one.The English Premier League club does not expect any new players, but there is a possibility of some players leaving on loan.“At this moment I don’t see us doing much business, if anything at all,” he told Sky Sports.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Where we are at the moment, we are fortunate that players we brought in during other windows perhaps haven’t played as much and are starting to now.”“(Florin) Andone came in during the summer, (Jurgen) Locadia who is in good form at the moment on the back of a couple of goals – he came this time last year. Bernardo is in the team at the moment,” he explained.“We’ve got players that have taken a while for whatever reason, not their endeavor but because of the form of the team.”“At this moment, the squad is in a good place in regard of numbers. Possibly there won’t be any business but if there is it will be minimal. You can never say no,” he commented.last_img read more

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