Man arrested for home improvement fraud

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Waterloo man has been charged in Decatur County.According to court documents, James Mosley entered into a home improvement contract to work on a driveway.The homeowner paid $250 upfront as a first payment, but Mosley never did the work, according to police.A warrant was issued for his arrest in mid-November, and Mosley was arrested on Monday.last_img

Three new troopers report for duty in southeast Indiana

first_imgVersailles, In. — Three new Indiana State Police Troopers have reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles. The new troopers were among 54 new troopers reporting to their districts after graduating from the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy recently.The Versailles District consists of ten counties in Southeast Indiana (Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland).The new troopers completed over 1,000 hours of intense training during the 22 week academy. During the academy, recruits were given training in numerous subject areas including criminal and traffic law, vehicle accident investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, and firearm training in addition to numerous other subjects related to policing.Trooper JonasThe new probationary troopers assigned to the Versailles Post are:Robert N. Jonas, age 30, is a 2007 graduate of West Washington High School, Campbellsburg, Indiana. After high school, Jonas joined the United States Air Force where he served at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jonas currently serves with the Air National Guard in Louisville, Kentucky. Jonas and his wife live in Bartholomew County, Indiana.Trooper LitmerBlake A. Litmer, age 29, is a 2008 graduate of North Decatur High School, Greensburg, Indiana. After high school, Litmer attended Wabash College where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in Rhetoric. After graduation, Litmer joined the Navy where he served from 2013 to 2017 in Mayport, Florida. He worked as a corrections officer with the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department from 2017 until he was hired with the Indiana State Police. Litmer, along with his wife and son, reside in Ripley County, Indiana.Stephen M. Stoneking, age 26, is a 2011 graduate of South Dearborn High School. After graduation, Stoneking worked at Honda Manufacturing in Greensburg, Indiana before being hired by the Indiana State Police. Stoneking currently resides in Dearborn County, Indiana.Trooper StonekingProbationary Troopers Jonas, Litmer, and Stoneking will now undergo a three month training with a field training officer as part of the Indiana State Police FTO program. During the three months, they will be paired up with veteran troopers who will additionally train them in a real life environment. Upon successfully completing the field training program, they will receive their own issued police vehicle and begin solo patrols. All three new troopers will be assigned to zone 1 (Bartholomew/Jackson Counties) upon receiving their police vehicles.last_img read more

USC keys in on balanced Huskies offensive game

first_imgUSC football continued preparations at Howard Jones Field on Wednesday, as the Trojans travel to Seattle to face the undefeated Huskies on Saturday, still with an outside chance at topping the Pac-12 South if they manage to pull off the upset.And the Trojans’ determination to do so was evident throughout practice this week. Recordings of barking dogs, screaming crowds and the Washington marching band provided the best imitation of Husky Stadium. USC has pulled out all the stops in an effort to gain an edge against Washington, but players credited a daily routine as the one that has helped the team progress throughout the season.“Iron Sharpens Iron”Every practice, the first-team offense and defense go head-to-head, and those in attendance get a chance to see matchups such as junior wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster taking on junior cornerback Adoree’ Jackson. The team calls it “iron sharpens iron.”“You get a real look at real starters in the Pac-12 — nothing can substitute for that,” junior safety Chris Hawkins said. “Going against [redshirt freshman quarterback] Sam [Darnold] and JuJu really helps us.”As a team that believes in its own talent, the Trojans think no one will push them harder than their teammates.“We’re always challenging each other in practice,” senior linebacker Michael Hutchings said. “And it’s paying off.”Housebreaking the HuskiesWednesday’s practice also focused on an efficient, pro-style Washington offense that has averaged 48.3 points per game: second best in the FBS. Head coach Clay Helton called the Huskies “the most balanced team we’ve played.”“They just line up and play good, sound football,” he said. “That’s the mark of a Chris Petersen team.”Indeed, Washington has threats scattered all over the field, from running back Myles Gaskin to the big-play receiving threats of John Ross and Dante Pettis. But most eyes will likely be focused on the Huskies’ quarterback: Heisman candidate John Browning.“He’s really a general for their offense. He gets everybody going,” Hawkins said. “He doesn’t really make mistakes … and he gets the ball to his receivers.”Facing a tough task this weekend, Hawkins called for the squad to rally around Helton.“I will say this. This is his biggest game,” Hawkins said of his coach. “We’ve got to go play for him and for ourselves. We want to bring USC back to where it used to be, and this is a big step in that way.”“We can’t worry about anyone else,” Hawkins summed up. “The season is on the line every week.”Injury UpdateHelton also provided updates on injured Trojans. Defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu made progress coming off a platelet rich plasma injection in his knee, and Helton said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the redshirt senior played on Saturday.last_img read more

Osabutey, Brobbey win Cowbell Triathlon  Legon Sprint Series [+Photos]

first_imgEbenezer Osabutey and Marshall Brobbey emerged  the big winners at the end of an exciting day of competition at the the Cowbell Triathlon Legon Sprint Series at the University of Ghana campus.The Sprint Series is the flagship competition organized by the Ghana Triathlon Federation, and brought together competitors from restricted age groups from across the country to compete for honors on Sunday.In all 45 kids and teens raced in the swim, bike and run race.Kids getting ready for the swimThe competition in age group 8-12 years old consisted of 200m swim, 2.5km bike and 1.5km of running whiles the teen ages between 13-17 years comprised 300m swim,  5km bike and 2.5km run.In the kids race Marshal Brobbey of Marlines won the race with a kids record time of 18mins 25:66sec which is the fastest time the GTF has recorded since the kids’ race started two years ago.Winners pose with officialsHe was closely followed in second position by Ibrahim Spear of GH Dolphines with a time of 18mins 52:10sec.David Aryeetey came in third place with a time of 19mins 08:12 secs.In the teens category, it was a complete sweep by the Legon Sharks Swimming Club which saw Ebenezer Osabutey successfully defend his title, finishing the 300m swim part of the race in 4 minutes, 41:46sec and overall record time of 23 minutes, 54.81sec.Nortey Christian of Legon Sharks came in second with a swim time of 4 minutes, 51:57sec and over all time of 25 minutes 12:01 sec whiles Fauster Doevi also from Legon Sharks came in third with a swim time of 6 minutes 06:98sec and an over all time of 25 minutes 39:80secs.Osabutey to the finish lineAll the winners went home with shining medals as well as products from sponsors Cowbell.The race was one of the several races GTF is organizing to create and develop generational pipe line and to also unearth and polish the emerging young talents for the future of Ghana triathlon.Speaking at the end of a successful day of competition, President of the Ghana Triathlon Federation, Bawah Fuseini, his federation owes the success of the event to the sponsors and the parents who brought their children out to race.Brobbey races to first position in the Kids race“I’ll like to express my appreciation to the sponsors Cowbell for their support. And a big  thank you to all the parents who accompanied their wards to participate in the race. This would not have happened without you,” he said.“And to the swimming clubs, you guys have been amazing and I hope we can work together in the future to promote swimming and triathlon in Ghana.”The President also thanked Daniel Saipe who stood in for the Director General of NSA, Madam Philippina Frimpong and Enyonan all from the NSA who went to lead a supporting hand to their colleague.last_img read more

Anelka’s gesture costs West Brom sponsor

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion is losing its main sponsor in the fallout from Nicolas Anelka celebrating a Premier League goal with a gesture considered to be anti-Semitic.West Brom is standing by the former France striker’s defence that the gesture, which is known in France as a “quenelle,” is not anti-Semitic.But property website Zoopla, whose name appears on West Brom’s jerseys, says it will end that sponsorship at the end of the season after “reviewing its position over the past few weeks in light of the actions of striker Nicolas Anelka”.The English Football Association has spent almost a month studying Anelka’s gesture, which involves pointing one straightened arm downward while touching the shoulder with the opposite hand.It was popularised by a French comic whose performances are considered anti-Semitic.last_img read more

Historic house at 224 South F is demolished

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The colonial house at 224 S. F. Street is no longer.H-Excavating in Belle Plaine knocked the two-story house, built in 1900, to the ground yesterday and is cleaning up the debris today.The deterioration of the house became a 17-year struggle between the city of Wellington and the property owner.That saga ended this week after the Wellington City Council held two hearings and allowed the 45-day period of condemnation without any action from the property owner to save the structure. The full story can be found here: Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Why The Hurry? · 341 weeks ago It’s so sad that such a historic old home had to go this way. Both the city and home owner are to blame. But why couldn’t any of the historic structural items have been saved? We live in a throw away society. When will some of the junky buildings on main street be torn down? Report Reply 1 reply · active 341 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 341 weeks ago How is the city partially to blame? They have been way to nice in my book, they have been working with the owner for 17 years….it should have been torn down 15 years ago Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down wellington resident · 341 weeks ago Sure don’t see how its the fault of the city. They tried for years to get the owner to fix that place up. Its sad to see it goes, it was a beautiful home and a part of Wellington history. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

This contaminates a mobile phone: a battery ‘corrupts’ 600,000 liters of water

first_imgThe telephone they have in their hands is a very dangerous pollutant or at least that is what a study carried out by the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences of the University of Surrey shows. This study tells that with the single battery of a mobile phone 600,000 liters of water can be contaminated.It also provides other data such that each high-end phone releases about 95 kilos of CO2 into the atmosphere. And is that within each ‘smartphone’ there are about 40 toxic materials such as arsenic, zinc, lead, cadmium or mercury.Inside the phones there are also valuable materials (although only a few milligrams), but for example with 50 mobile phones you could get enough gold to make a wedding ring. “Although the mobile phone contains some very toxic materials, 90% of its components are reusable,” says one of those responsible for Back Market, a company that takes advantage of all those components that can be reused from a phone mobile. In each mobile phone there are 40 polluting materials All the pieces that an iPhone contains. Image: Back Market last_img read more

AT LEAST I WAS BLESSED

first_imgA ripe chance existed for a classroom spaceA wise woman sold bottled pepper to have feesA hand busy at the spindle to keep us all warmA lesson so early on in life that told me to workA thankful childhood gifted in very little plus loveA house packed with brothers all over the placeA boxing ring rolled out very often to quiet someAt Least ………………. I Was BlessedA school of girls left to be cleaners and cooksA difference was made for me by a role modelA sewing machine was on the table in our homeA pair of knitting needles poked a fluffy lilac yarnA doll baby box kept all the left over fanti fabricsA tabletop oven puffed out succulent cornbreadA taste of how to keep home laced on very earlyAt Least …………….. I Was BlessedA time was known when all was far and failingA place that did not know tomorrow as it is todayA world void of twilights to see through the hazeA circle that ran round round with no signpostsA dove circling the skies peeking down for a spotA dancing orange petal waves to the wind’s gustA girl brown with sunburn hair strides to an easeA people made fine of the hard knocks of povertyA note of hope for all to preserver this livid rageAt Least ……………. I Was BlessedShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

1 arrested after robbery under arms at Ithaca

first_imgA man who reportedly carried out a daring robbery on a taxi driver at Ithaca, Berbice is now in Police custody after he was arrested at Number Four Settlement, West Bank Berbice on Sunday.Reports are that the man, in the company of another, pounced on the victim whose car they used to take them to Rosignol, Berbice from Ithaca.The suspects reportedly boarded the car around 19:35h, but shortly after, one of them reportedly requested that the victim stop as he forgot his cell phone.However, when the man stopped, one of the suspects placed a gun to his head and they relieved him of his valuables – his cellphone, a gold ring and his wallet which contained some $12,000 – before making good their escape.The matter was reported and the Police acting on information received went to the Number Four Settlement, where one of the suspects was apprehended.He has since been positively identified by the victim. The other suspect, however, is still being sought by ranks as investigations continue.last_img read more

Tottenham confident they can land Aston Villa midfielder for £20m – reports

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tottenham chief Daniel Levy remains confident he can get Jack Grealish for £20m despite Aston Villa’s recent takeover, according to reports.Spurs have been heavily-linked with the 22-year-old since the beginning of the summer window. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED IN DEMAND LATEST TRANSFER NEWS LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets REVEALED targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Grealish helped Villa to the play-off final last season 1 LATEST It is understood Levy was delaying any potential bid in order to exploit Villa’s troubling financial situation under Dr Tony Xia.However, Villa have since been rescued from the brink of administration by billionaires Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.The club still face pressure from Financial Fair Play rules and MirrorSport have reported that Levy expects to pay no more than £20m for Grealish.The highly-rated winger, who has pledged his international allegiance to England over Ireland, reportedly told friends he is tempted by the chance to play alongside Harry Kane and Dele Alli, as it would boost his international prospects.last_img read more