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5-year-old boy rescued after falling down storm drain in Indiana

first_imgEvansville Fire Dept.(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) — A 5-year-old boy was rescued without injury after he fell 30 feet down a narrow storm drain in Indiana, according to the fire department.Evansville firefighters responded to find the boy in a 16-inch diameter pipe at about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the Evansville Fire Department.The pipe was too narrow for firefighters to rescue the boy themselves, so after several tries with different ideas, the creative first responders decided “to lower a swing set seat down to him,” the fire department said in a statement Friday.“The boy was instructed to sit in the seat like he was riding a horse so they could pull him up while the sides of the pipe kept him from falling off,” the fire department said.The 5-year-old was rescued at about 10:30 p.m., fire officials said.He had no apparent injuries besides possible scrapes and bruises, officials said.The boy was conscious and alert the whole time, fire officials said, adding that air was pumped into the hole throughout the ordeal.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Central Michigan makes 28 FTs, beats Southern Utah 95-86

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. scored 20 points, Kevin McKay added 16 points and 13 rebounds and Central Michigan beat Southern Utah 95-86 on Saturday night.Central Michigan (8-2) has won four of its last five games while Southern Utah (4-3) has lost three of four. The Chippewas avenged an 86-80 loss at Southern Utah last season that snapped a seven-game win streak.David DiLeo made five 3-pointers and all four of his free-throw attempts to finish with 19 points for Central Michigan. Shawn Roundtree Jr. added 14 points, Rob Montgomery had 11 and Matt Beachler 10. The Chippewas shot 28 of 40 from the line, with Austin and Roundtree making eight free throws apiece.Jason Richardson scored 19 points and Brandon Better had 17 to lead Southern Utah, which shot 54 percent from the field but committed 16 turnovers and 26 fouls.Central Michigan built a 42-31 halftime advantage. Southern Utah pulled to 53-45, but DiLeo and Beachler answered with back-to-back 3-pointers and Southern Utah didn’t get closer. Tags: Central Michigan/Southern Utah Written by December 9, 2018 /Sports News – Local Central Michigan makes 28 FTs, beats Southern Utah 95-86last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” MAY 10, 2019

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers’ Poll” question is: Do you think that the Democrats will keep control of the Evansville City Council in 2019?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Graham Nash, & More Announce Benefit “Lantern Tour”

first_imgThis fall, from October 23rd to 28th, a number of high-profile artists will embark on a five-night run across the East Coast, with the intention of raising money to benefit migrant and refugee families. Dubbed The Lantern Tour, each stop will feature an “intimate evening of acoustic music.” Per the event’s website,The Lantern Tour brings together art and advocacy to stand with families seeking safety at the U.S. border and the nightmare that has become their existence.  From separating families to detaining them to making it harder for people to claim asylum, migrant and refugee families – including children – are under attack by the Trump administration. The Women’s Refugee Commission is at the front lines – at the border and in detention centers –  to protect the rights and lives of women and children fleeing danger and crisis. The concerts will feature an evening of acoustic music by legends in the music industry that will allow us all to unite our voices in song and solidarity. Proceeds will go to benefit the Women’s Refugee Commission.Per a statement from Emmylou Harris, one of the headliners of the tour, “The Women’s Refugee Commission has been on the front lines in advocating for the safety of women and children.” She continued, “Their work is as remarkable as it is critical, especially right now. It is my honor to partner with this incredible organization and to bring my friends along for what I know will be a powerful tour.”With shows in Nashville, TN; Washington, DC; Collingswood, NJ; Boston, MA; and New York, NY, in addition to Emmylou Harris, the five-night tour will boast performances from Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, and Steve Earle. While the Lantern Tour has a tapped a star-studded lineup for its fall run, the event notes that the performers may vary from night to night and city to city.For more information and for ticketing, head to The Lantern Tour’s website here.The Lantern Tour 2018 Tour Dates: Oct. 23 – Nashville, TN – City WineryOct. 25 – Washington, DC – Warner TheatreOct. 26 – Collingswood, NJ – Scottish Rite AuditoriumOct. 27 – Boston, MA – Orpheum TheatreOct. 28 – New York, NY – Town HallView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Rochester officers who pepper-sprayed 9-year-old suspended

first_imgThe city of Rochester has suspended police officers seen in body-camera videos spraying a chemical “irritant” in the face of a distraught and handcuffed 9-year-old girl.  A press release from the city Monday did not specify how many officers were suspended. The suspensions will last at least until an internal police investigation is completed. The action comes as community outrage continues to grow following the release of footage Sunday showing officers restraining and scolding the girl, who was screaming for her father. The police were responding to a report of “family trouble.” New York Attorney General Letitia James says her office is looking into what happened.last_img read more

Report finds quick transition from coal to renewables would benefit Indiana consumers

first_imgReport finds quick transition from coal to renewables would benefit Indiana consumers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享WBOI:The faster Indiana can transition from coal to renewable energy sources, the better for Indiana customers. That’s the takeaway from a new report prepared for the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force charged with creating a statewide energy plan.Applied Economics Clinic researcher Bryndis Woods says more than half of Indiana’s coal plants are 40 years old or more and will need expensive repairs in the next 30 years. “Many of these costs of repairs and updates of these coal plants, those get passed through to customers,” she says.Some utilities around the country are replacing coal with natural gas until renewable technologies improve. But the report shows that would cost Indiana customers $12 billion more in the next 30 years than just switching to renewables and it would put out an extra billion tons of carbon dioxide.“Using gas as a transition or a bridge, it doesn’t bear out what the benefit of that would be,” Woods says.Though the report didn’t look into the reliability of renewable energy, she says several utilities — like NIPSCO in northern Indiana — plan to rely on battery storage. AEC’s analysis shows that moving to all renewables in a decade, instead of waiting until 2040, could save Indiana customers up to $10 billion.More: Report: Closing coal plants would save Indiana customers money, reduce pollutionlast_img read more

2,500 Soldiers Arrive in Michoacán to Put an End to Drug Trafficking Violence

first_imgBy Dialogo July 22, 2009 Morelia (Mexico), July 20 (EFE).- The Mexican army today began to deploy 2,500 soldiers in the state of Michoacán in response to attacks by the cartel of ‘The Family,’ which have resulted in fifteen police officers dead in recent days. Motionless as terracotta statues, hundreds of soldiers were waiting in the patio of the military garrison in the capital, Morelia, for the order to join the counternarcotics operation seeking to undermine the criminal group’s control. In front of an enclosure packed with men in green uniforms, Gen. Mauricio Sánchez recalled that the operation should “respect the human rights of the civilian population.” These new forces bring to 3,500 the number of military personnel assigned to protect the suffering territory of Michoacán, which has seen resurgence in drug-related violence and a wave of arrests of officials with alleged underworld connections since May. In addition, 1,500 federal police and 1,500 marines were also ordered deployed last week to reinforce security in the region. Joint Operation Michoacán, opposed by state Governor Leonel Godoy for considering it as an invasion of states’ rights, is centered in Morelia, the nearby enclave of Uruapan, and the strategic port of Lázaro Cárdenas, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. It is here that ‘The Family’ has established its base from which to conquer the drug market in Mexico, in a bitter struggle with the Gulf cartel and its armed wing, the feared and bloody group of assassins known as ‘The Zetas.’ There have been several states on which Calderón has fixed his attention in turn, having resolved to put a stop to the violence in the country, which has exceeded 13,500 deaths in the more than two-and-a-half years he has been president. Prior to Michoacán, it was the turn of the northern states of Chihuahua, where 11,000 members of the security forces are concentrated, and Sinaloa, with more than 5,000. In the face of the corruption rampant among municipal and state police and their lesser resources, no other option has remained but to use the army and the federal police. Following several attacks on police installations, last week assassins from ‘The Family’ left the bloody corpses of twelve federal agents along a highway, in response to the capture of Arnaldo Rueda, a.k.a. “La Minsa,” the cartel’s head of operations. Later, a state television program received a telephone call from someone who identified himself as Servando Gómez Martínez, a.k.a. “La Tuta,” who is replacing “La Minsa” in the cartel’s leadership. The speaker, who is thought to be “La Tuta” by the army, offered Calderón a deal that the Mexican administration rejected categorically. ‘The Family’ is said to “have eyes and ears” everywhere in Michoacán. It is not a typical cartel. Its leader, Nazario Moreno, a.k.a. “El Chayo,” is the author of a kind of Bible for his drug-trafficking soldiers. The cartel has its own detox clinics to which it is said to consign youths whom it then recruits. “Michoacán works,” says the state government’s slogan; so does ‘The Family.’ Without a pause, it is proceeding to oust the incumbent cartels of Sinaloa, Juárez, Tijuana, and the Gulf. The military personnel have three Blackhawk helicopters, among other aircraft, with which to prevent or respond to the assassins’ repeated and blatant attacks. From the air, the view is only of the green fields of Michoacán’s agricultural land, the occasional peasant plowing, the thousand roofs of Morelia, and its emblematic cathedral. “If someone who is looking for me is going to attack my father, my mother, my brothers, they’re going to find me, but in a different way,” ‘La Tuta,’ currently public enemy number one, threatened on Monday. Cutting through the blue sky, the Blackhawks search for his trail, although without success for now.last_img read more

Ridge Man Admits Killing Girlfriend, Shooting at Cops

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Ridge man has admitted to shooting and killing his 36-year-old girlfriend before barricading himself in their apartment with his two children and shooting at responding Suffolk County police officers two years ago.Jose C. Rodriguez pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder during a pretrial hearing at Suffolk County court.Prosecutors said the 34-year-old gunman shot his girlfriend in the head and then fired several shotgun rounds at responding officers who found the victim’s body in the street near his “Brookwood at Ridge” apartment on Village Drive on Nov. 17, 2013.Police negotiated the release of Rodriguez’s two children—Sellitto was not their mother—and Rodriguez eventually surrendered after a 90-minute standoff, authorities said.Judge William Condon is expected to sentence Rodriguez to 30 years to life in prison on Jan. 8.last_img read more

Selden Duo Charged With Armed Home Invasion, Arson

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two masked gunmen who committed a home invasion in Nissequogue and set the victim’s vehicle on fire two weeks ago were arrested on Friday, Suffolk County police said.Louis Martini and Anthony Hlatky-Mupo, both 21, were arrested in their hometown of Selden and charged with burglary and arson.Fourth Squad and Arson Squad detectives alleged that the suspects were armed with shotguns when they entered the victims’ home, where they stole jewelry, electronics and a Lexus at 8 a.m. Sept. 26, police said.The victims were not injured. The suspects fled the scene in the Lexus and set it on fire at the Lake Ronkonkoma County Park a half hour later, police said.The suspects will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

TikTok denies sharing Indian user data with Chinese government

first_imgTikTok denied Tuesday sharing Indian users’ data with the Chinese government, after New Delhi banned the wildly popular app in a sharp deterioration of relations with Beijing two weeks after a deadly border clash.”TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and have not shared any information of our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese government,” TikTok India chief Nikhil Gandhi said in a statement.”Further if we are requested to in the future we would not do so. We place the highest importance on user privacy and integrity,” he said, adding that it had been invited to a meeting with the Indian government “for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications”. Amid mutual recriminations, the nuclear-armed Asian giants have reinforced the border between the Ladakh region and Tibet with thousands of extra troops, aircraft and hardware.The deaths have triggered outrage on social media with calls to boycott Chinese goods, with Chinese flags set on fire at scattered street protests.Last week, one of Delhi’s main hotel associations said that its members were barring Chinese guests and would stop using Chinese-made products.Chinese electronic firms also have a major presence in India, with cellphone brands like Xiaomi and Oppo enjoying an almost 65-percent market share.E-commerce giants including US giant Amazon – which sell huge volumes of Chinese gadgets – have agreed to display the country of origin of goods on their platforms, according to media reports.Modi’s government has also ordered all sellers to do the same on its GeM portal, which is used for tens of billions of dollars’ worth of state purchases.Goods made in China, including some raw materials vital to Indian pharmaceutical firms, are also starting to pile up at Indian ports and airports because of more stringent customs checks, media reports said.Despite long-prickly relations, India and China have steadily built up strong economic ties in recent years.Annual bilateral trade is worth some $90 billion, with a deficit of around $50 billion in China’s favor. TikTok is owned by China’s ByteDance and was one of 59 Chinese mobile apps banned late Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.There are estimated to be about 120 million TikTok users in India, making the South Asian nation of 1.3 billion people the app’s biggest international market.The Indian ministry of information technology said that the apps “are engaged in activities… prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.”The announcement came after 20 Indian soldiers were killed on June 15 in hand-to-hand clashes with Chinese troops in the first deadly violence on their disputed Himalayan border in 45 years. Chinese casualties are unknown.center_img Topics :last_img read more