Driver jailed on suspicion of being intoxicated in crash that killed 3 Wisconsin Girl Scouts and an adult picking up highway trash

first_imgWAOW(CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis.) — As a community mourned three Girl Scouts and an adult supervisor who were killed when a pickup truck struck them as they were picking up trash alongside a Wisconsin highway, the suspected driver was in custody Sunday on suspicion of being intoxicated when he allegedly ran them over, officials said.The suspect, Colten Treu, 21, is expected to appear in court on Monday, officials said.He was being held in jail on suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and homicide by negligent use of a vehicle, an official at the Chippewa County Jail in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, told ABC News on Sunday.The names of those killed Saturday morning have not been released. Local residents were planning to hold a candlelight vigil for them Sunday night at Halmstad Elementary School in Chippewa Falls, where the three girls were all in the fourth grade.A fourth Girl Scout struck by the truck remained in the hospital Sunday in critical condition, officials said.“Our hearts are broken for the girls and families of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes,” Sylvia Acevedo, the chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA, said in a statement Sunday to ABC News. “The Girl Scout movement everywhere stands with our sister Girl Scouts in Wisconsin to grieve and comfort one another in the wake of this terrible tragedy.”The girls were picking up garbage at 11:41 a.m. on Saturday near the village of Lake Hallie, about 95 miles east of Minneapolis, Minnesota, when a Ford F150 pickup truck allegedly driven by Treu veered off a roadway and into the ditch striking the four girls and an adult who was overseeing their volunteer work, said Sgt. Daniel Sokup of the Lake Hallie Police Department.Treu allegedly left the scene after hitting the group, Sokup said. Treu surrendered to police Saturday night and was placed under arrest, Skoup said.It was not immediately clear whether Treu had retained an attorney.The incident came at the end of a particularly deadly week for children hit by cars throughout the U.S.In another deadly crash, three siblings died when they were hit by a pickup truck while boarding a bus in Rochester, Indiana, on Tuesday.A 9-year-old boy was struck and killed while crossing the street to board a bus in northern Mississippi on Wednesday, and a second-grader in Pennsylvania was killed when struck by a vehicle at a bus stop on Thursday.Five children and two adults were struck by a car at a bus stop in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday as well, though none of the injuries were considering life-threatening.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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To enforce coronavirus distancing, police say arrests are last resort

first_imgrustythedog/iStock(NEW YORK) — After some of the nation’s first arrests for violations of coronavirus-related distancing orders, police across the country are attempting to navigate the delicate task of enforcing the new rules — preferably less with handcuffs than with help from the community, police leaders told ABC News.In Charles County, Maryland over the weekend, the sheriff’s office arrested a man for holding a bonfire at his house with about 60 people. They said it was because he was in violation of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s emergency coronavirus order, and it was the second time police had visited for the alleged violation.A New York City bar operator was also arrested this weekend for a purported violation of a local executive order against nonessential gatherings there.On Monday, the Henrico County Sheriff’s office arrested Tampa, Florida, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne for purportedly being in violation of the social distancing order put in place by neighboring Hillsborough County, where the pastor’s church is located. Howard-Browne held a service that was livestreamed, showing more than 10 people in the Evangelist church. A week before his arrest he vowed not to close the church and said that closings were for “pansies.”Howard-Browne and an attorney for Shawn Myers, the Maryland man, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday evening. Myers was held without bond, according to ABC affiliate WJLA-TV.It is not immediately clear if the New York man, Vasil Pando, had obtained an attorney.But as much of the country faces some version of social distancing government mandates, arrests are not the way police would prefer to enforce the new rules and should be a last resort, according to Chuck Wexler, the executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum.“Police are going to use a great deal of discretion in these situations. Police are going to be very careful about stopping people. This is going to be advisory rather than, you know locking people up,” he said. “I can’t imagine a police chief wanting to use… their finite resources to cite people.”International Association of Chiefs of Police President and Buffalo Grove, Illinois Chief Steve Casstevens said arresting people in violation of the new orders is “the last thing we want to do.”“I’ve been getting messages from many other law enforcement agencies that say rather than making a physical arrest, they’re giving a summons or essentially a non-traffic ticket for a violation to give to people for a future time,” he said.Police Chief Edwin Roessler of Fairfax County, Virginia, told ABC News that if a business was found in violation of the social distancing order, they would first try to just offer a warning, before taking more drastic legal action.“We will throw a call into the restaurant and at the same time, visually try to observe the violation and get voluntary compliance and give them a warning. And we make a report of that and the health department will get that warning and they could follow up that call for service for the code violation with the code compliance team,” he explained. “If for some reason, we are not getting compliance, it’s my understanding from being legally briefed that we would then use the health department and code compliance to then call an emergency on call circuit court judge to then issue an injunction that’s immediate against the business. Then they would be electronically and verbally served with an order to shut down the business.”In Bowie, Maryland, where Gov. Hogan has re-instituted the stay-at-home order, Police Chief John Nesky told ABC News that they have had a few instances of reminding people to socially distance themselves from others.“We have not had to charge anybody. It’s all been we get there [and] explain why,” he said. “One of the things you want to careful of, that we don’t want to do is ramp up tensions even higher. And if you start to… take this really hard crackdown on things, that may not be within the realm of what’s necessary at the moment. You’re just going to kind of amplify your issues.”Providence, Rhode Island Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré said that it is “impossible” for law enforcement to stop everyone from these orders. Rather, he said police needed to take a community approach to the problem.“It’s akin to your taxes, right? We need compliance and to pay your taxes and to be honest and fair about [paying them]. Because it’s impossible for the government to audit every single tax submission and returns,” he said. “We’re asking and we’re pleading with people to obey the guidelines in the executive orders, whether it’s the governor or the mayor. … So the majority of the people will, but what do you do with those that thumbing their nose at it, continue to violate it? That’s the challenge for law enforcement.”Paré added that they aren’t looking to arrest or fine people, but that police will do what they can to break up large groups. Multiple police departments with which ABC News spoke said that they have taken measures at local outdoor parks to discourage people gathering, such as removing or boarding up basketball hoops and locking gates.North Miami, Florida Police Chief Larry Juriga told ABC News that he, too, is emphasizing a community based approach — neighbors relying on their neighbors to keep everyone safe.“If we can have our communities comply, we will save lives. As simple as that. It’s very rare that you can say something like that you comply with these ordinances you comply with these orders? will save lives,” Juriga said. “Our men and women are going out. And what we’re encouraging is education, about the about the requirements, and then what we’re pushing for is we’re pushing for participatory compliance.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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A re-examination of latitudinal limits of substorm-produced energetic electron precipitation

first_imgThe primary sources of energetic electron precipitation (EEP) which affect altitudes 30 keV) are expected to be from the radiation belts, and during substorms. EEP from the radiation belts should be restricted to locations between L = 1.5-8, while substorm produced EEP is expected to range from L = 4-9.5 during quiet geomagnetic conditions. Therefore, one would not expect any significant D-region impact due to electron precipitation at geomagnetic latitudes beyond about L = 10. In this study we report on large unexpectedly high latitude D-region ionization enhancements, detected by an incoherent scatter radar at L ≈ 16, which appear to be caused by electron precipitation from substorms. We go on to reexamine the latitudinal limits of substorm produced EEP using data from multiple low-Earth orbiting spacecraft, and demonstrate that the precipitation stretches many hundreds of kilometers polewards of the previously suggested limits. We find that a typical substorm will produce significant EEP over the IGRF L-shell range L = 4.6 ± 0.2-14.5 ± 1.2, peaking at L = 6-7. However, there is significant variability from event to event; in contrast to the median case, the strongest 25% of substorms have significant EEP in the range spaning L = 4.1 ± 0.1-20.7 ± 2.2, while the weakest 25% of substorms have significant EEP in the range spaning L = 5.5 ± 0.1-10.1 ± 0.7. We also examine the occurrence probability of very large substorms, focusing on those events which appear to be able to disable geostationary satellites when they are located near midnight MLT. On average these large substorms occur approximately 1-6 times per year, a significant rate given the potential impact on satellites.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 7/8/18

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUETampa Bay 9,  N-Y Mets 0Seattle 6,  Colorado 4L-A Angels 4,  L-A Dodgers 3AMERICAN LEAGUEN-Y Yankees 2,  Toronto 1, 10 InningsOakland 6,  Cleveland 0Texas 3,  Detroit 0Houston 2,  Chi White Sox 1Minnesota 10,  Baltimore 1Boston 7,  Kansas City 4 NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 4,  Philadelphia 1Miami 10,  Washington 2Milwaukee 10,  Atlanta 3Chi Cubs 6,  Cincinnati 5, 10 InningsSan Francisco 13,  St. Louis 8San Diego 4,  Arizona 3, 16 InningsWOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDallas 97,  N-Y Liberty 87Atlanta 76,  Phoenix 70Seattle 97, Washington 91Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 9, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/8/18center_img Written bylast_img read more

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Research Associate for Applied Social Sciences

first_imgThe Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and AgriscienceEducation at North Carolina A&T State University is seekingcandidates for a 12-month, position of Research Associate with atrack record of work on social science issues relating toagriculture (in general), food, and rural/urban communities.Prospective candidates are also expected to provide operationalleadership within the Department’s Analytical Survey Laboratory, toprovide knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods withapplications of big data analytics, and to provide analyticexpertise to expand the Department’s research portfolio.last_img read more

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Bollywood and the Bodleian

first_imgBollywood has come to Oxford this week, as the university is to feature in the set of an upcoming movie.The film, entitled \’Desi Boyz\’, is a Bollywood action comedy directed by Rohit Dhawan.It stars Akshay Kumar as a new student at Trinity College, with John Abraham, Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh all having leading roles.The Physics lecture theatres, Sciama and Lindemann, alongside other areas in the university, are being used in the production.Many details of the film are being kept secret. However, one scene features Kumar arriving at the doors of Balliol College with a backpack and suitcase.The filming, which begun in Oxford on 14th March, is to continue until next Saturday, when the set will move to London. Shooting will also take place in Mumbai.Andrew Steele, a physicist at Christ Church, said in his online blog, \”it was only when I approached the Clarendon Lab, my place of work, that I realised quite how serious this was.\”He wrote of \”triple-parked vans chock-full of scaffolding tubes and cable were blocked in by posh rides with besuited execs leaning on them, nattering in Hindi and smoking cigars.\”Emails were sent to Oxford students last week giving them the opportunity to star as one of the hundreds of extras in the film. One sent to students at Lincoln College said that it was \”urgently in need of white extras\”.\’Desi Boyz\’, Rohit Dhawan\’s directorial debut, is expected to be released in late November 2011.last_img read more

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Let’s Fix That Free Mowing By George Lumley

first_imgYes, that’s right – FREE MOWING.  One great thing about Evansville is the free mowing of the beautiful green spaces.  That is, if you live in the right neighborhood or on the right street.  If you live in one of the less privileged neighborhoods, some of your green spaces are likely turning brown because no one is mowing them for free or otherwise.Evansville has a lot of green space with the State Hospital grounds, Wesselmans, Garvin, Bayard, Aiken and many other areas, but most importantly almost every house has a yard. In many neighborhoods, there is even a green lot where a house used to set.  For most residents the green space is up close and personal. This green space with proper maintenance brings neighborhoods together with soothing aesthetics that improve the quality of life in many ways.  Without proper maintenance, the aesthetically appealing green turns brown and frightening.  Snakes, rodents, bugs and crime take over to promote fear, anxiety, and depression.People want to live in and own property in good looking neighborhoods because they can relax and not worry about perceived criminal activity that might be going on in vacant unkempt properties.  The blighted un-groomed lawns in Evansville have a human cost in lowering the quality of life for those living around it.If you live in the arts district around Haney’s corner that nice landscaped lot next door or across the street is likely owned by the Evansville Brownfields Corp. (EBC) and being mowed every week at the cities expense.  Most of the approximately 120, once blighted, properties owned by EBC are in the “chosen” arts district area.  In an Aug 2 2014 Courier and Press article by Mark Wilson, the Director of the Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD), Kelly Coures, indicates that the city is paying an estimated $120,000 annually to mow these properties.  The city has the money to do this.Now if you lived in the Jacobsville area it’s a different story. The city has a different approach that I have not yet figured out. No weekly mowing with city funds here.  There is supposed to be a weed ordinance with code enforcement based on complaints but I don’t see that working.  Some properties like the one on Mary Street, were flagged in May but still have not been cut the first time.  The grass has reached its mature height, produced seed, and is now turning brown.  If we get a week without rain these yards will be ideal for a simple lit cigarette to take out a couple of homes.  The city does not have the money for code enforcement to prevent this.Not every lot in Jacobsville is overgrown.  The code enforcement program has mowed sporadically here and there and somebody is mowing lots like the one at 210 W Maryland on a regular basis.  Who is mowing in Jacobsville? Talking with Naomi Frymire who, along with her husband, owns her home at 212 W Maryland, I learned that not only does the city not mow the vacant lot, 210, next to her for free; but, she pays the cost of mowing and also pays the city for the privilege.  To protect her green space she bought the lot next door for $1000 when the house was torn down and now pays to have the lot mowed and pays taxes on the additional property.  Now if she could just get rid of the zombie house on the other side at 214 W Maryland. Like many residents she has taken on the burden of one empty lot and willing to take another.  She would be glad to pay the taxes and mow the property if the city could just haul off the garbage first.  But the city does not have the funds to haul off the garbage in this area.Funding on the horizon?  The Mayor and his DMD have a new initiative.  I read with interest Council Member Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley’s Sunday special to the Courier and Press titled “Brownfields initiative would improve quality of life”.  With the exception of the very confusing title and facts that it is not an “Evansville Brownfields Corp” (EBC) initiative and making the EBC a city funded Land Bank would be the continuation and expansion of something that is not working.  I agree that funding for demolition and code enforcement needs to be increased.  I don’t agree that “it is imperative that vacant lots be gathered by one entity”.  I think with the EBC’s history of secrecy and the city spending about a thousand dollars each on mowing EBC land banked lots, we certainly do not need to expand their program tenfold.We do need some initiatives implemented, but making the EBC a tax funded land bank is the wrong priority. Residents in the neighborhoods are willing to pay to mow these lots – let’s help them do that.  In March, I attended a DMD sponsored meeting with a city hired consultant: Center for Community Progress.  The last paragraph on the handout about LAND Banking states:  “A land bank is not a panacea for all problems, or even a necessary entity in many cities”The consultant is right.  We do not need a LAND Bank as a priority.Please take time and vote in today’s “Readers Poll”. Don’t miss reading today’s Feature articles because they are always an interesting read. New addition to the CCO is the Cause of Death reports generated by the Vanderburgh County Health Department.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Bocce team competes at sectional meet

first_imgBOCCE TEAMS — Participants, coaches and supporters at the New Jersey Special Olympic North Sectional Bocce meet ×BOCCE TEAMS — Participants, coaches and supporters at the New Jersey Special Olympic North Sectional Bocce meet Bayonne Recreation sent 7 teams to compete at the New Jersey Special Olympic North Sectional Bocce meet in April. These 7 teams have been practicing their bocce skill since September and it showed. The results were as follows:Gold Medal: Marcello Ciccone & Marc Tonzola; Cheryl Olander & Francheska Huentalf; Dennis Pavlak & David Saylorcenter_img Silver Medal: Richmond McCurnin & Fran Man Norton; Vinny Marinelli & Chelsea StironeBronze Medal: Marybeth Yurecko & Charlie CirilloParticipation Medal: Debbie Sinpoli & Ronald BenitezThe athletes were accompanied to the meet by their coaches: Fran Tomasso, Rose Marie Yurecko, and Tommy Kane. Also joining them at the meet were their fans and supporters: Ronnie Burns, Chris Burns, Joe Bolles, Robyn Bolles, and Eddie Broderick. Everyone was very proud of the athlete’s performances. Special thanks go out to the Bayonne Sicilian Club for their continued support of the Bayonne Recreation Special Olympic Bocce Team.last_img read more

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Terraform – Cross PaaS configuration management?

first_imgEveryone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point!center_img Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing.last_img read more

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