Authorities foil terror plot for multiple targets in Southern California

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Federal authorities have foiled a terror plot for multiple targets in Southern California, two federal sources confirmed to ABC News.The case involves the FBI, Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s office.The case, currently under seal, includes a charge of domestic terrorism.A news conference is scheduled in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.This is a developing story. Please check back for updatesCopyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Two people hospitalized after being shot early Saturday morning in South Bend

first_img WhatsApp Twitter IndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter By Jon Zimney – October 31, 2020 0 573 Pinterest Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Two people are recovering after being shot in South Bend.Officers were called around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, to the 3500 block of S. High Street in reference to shots fired.When they arrived, they found the two victims who were taken to Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.The South Bend Police Department Shooting Response Team was called to the scene and has taken over the ongoing investigation.Anybody with information is asked to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP or the South Bend Police Investigative Bureau at 574-235-9236. Google+ Facebook Previous articleHolcomb extends emergency declaration to DecemberNext articleMain St. Trick or Treat event in Elkhart doesn’t go off as planned Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Pinterest Two people hospitalized after being shot early Saturday morning in South Bendlast_img read more

Syracuse’s rebounding struggles have cropped up once again

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 12, 2017 at 11:30 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds All Jim Boeheim wanted was to be even. His team surprised him against then-No. 6 Florida State when it won the rebounding battle. That led to an edge in second-chance points, 15-11, and on the scoreboard, 82-72.The Seminoles are the third-tallest team in the nation, per Kenpom.com. Pittsburgh, which outrebounded the Orange by 16 on Saturday, is the second. And when SU (16-10, 8-5) hosts Louisville (20-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, it’ll be facing the country’s 16th tallest team. But height doesn’t necessarily correlate to success on the glass. Syracuse has struggled mightily on the boards despite being the nation’s eighth tallest team.It may have just been the gauntlet that is the Orange’s ACC schedule that caught up to the team riding a five-game winning streak. After being outrebounded by 17 in the first half against the Panthers, SU’s sense of urgency on the glass reached a season-high.Syracuse has rebounded 65.5 percent of opponents’ missed shots, last in the ACC and 337th in the country, per Kenpom.“The boards were the story of the first half,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Down 17 at halftime and one differential in the second half. Rebounding was a problem.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNot a single Orange player snatched more than two boards in the first frame against Pittsburgh. After the break, though, Tyler Lydon pulled down five while Tyler Roberson grabbed four. In the last 20 minutes of the game, SU recorded 16 rebounds compared to Pitt’s 15. The turnaround gave Syracuse a chance as it whittled a 13-point deficit to as few as three. But the damage had been done.Syracuse struggled, players said, because they were out of position as the ball bounced off the rim. They also needed to be more aggressive. The Orange displayed both its rebounding ceiling and floor on the same afternoon.“Just gotta be more physical,” Lydon said. “Look to just be aggressive on the boards. That’s what it comes down to.”Syracuse showed it could compete on the boards against some of the nation’s best teams by outrebounding Florida State by three and getting outrebounded by then-No. 9 Virginia by just one. SU has lost the rebounding battle in eight of its last 11 games and hasn’t outrebounded an ACC opponent by more than nine.“It’s not that hard (to rebound),” 6-foot-10 center Taurean Thompson said. “I have an advantage with length. I just have to move around, which I haven’t been doing.”Thompson is still honing the intricacies of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone and struggles to crash the glass offensively from the high post. Andrew White played guard throughout his career before a shift to forward. He averages 4.6 rebounds per game. Roberson has proven to be the Orange’s best rebounder, but he’s averaging 20.4 minutes per game.That leaves Lydon, Syracuse’s leading rebounder. But the Orange floundered when he got caught out of position against Pittsburgh. If the Orange wants to alter a season hanging on by a thread, winning the boards would be valuable.“Any time teams (win the rebounding battle), it’s tough to win games,” Lydon said. “You definitely take pride in (rebounding).” Commentslast_img read more

As his shot improves, Oshae Brissett has forced opponents to respect him behind the arc

first_imgFive weeks ago, that play wouldn’t have been possible for Brissett, because it was unthinkable defenders should be afraid of him from deep. He still sometimes frustrates coaches with his shot selection, but now things have changed beyond the arc. Brissett’s 16 points and 12 rebounds were key in Syracuse’s (18-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) 62-55 win at Miami (18-8, 7-7). The Orange will rely on Brissett, one of three players who can create offense for himself, to remain a weapon outside and in to help shove this team off the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament.“He’s our best 3-point shooter,” said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. “… He’s playing as well as you could ask a freshman to play.”At the beginning of ACC play, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest played off Brissett. All year, he had predicated his game on bruising drives enabled by strong fakes, but the fakes stopped working. Opponents wanted him shooting jumpers because he couldn’t make them. By the end of the loss to the Demon Deacons on Jan. 3, Brissett had hit one of his last 11 3-pointers and 15-for-58 overall.Then, three days later, Brissett flipped defense’s scouting reports. He drilled his second shot of the game against Notre Dame, a 3-pointer. He hit another. And another. All three of his makes on 15 shots (seven 3-point attempts) were beyond the arc. Though he struggled to finish at the rim, Brissett noticed how Notre Dame defenders closed out more aggressively as the game progressed.“They weren’t coming out at me at all (before) and I couldn’t hit,” he said. “(During Notre Dame), they’re coming out a lot more and it’s helping the team, so I can get back in (the paint) and get fouled, or kick it back out to one of our guards.”In the 11 games since UND, Brissett hasn’t cooled off. He’s taken at least three 3s in every contest, always made at least one and overall has hit 20-for-47 (42.6 percent). The blossoming dimension of Brissett’s game is important further because Syracuse isn’t a great 3-point shooting team, but it always seems to have someone hitting when the team needs them to. Brissett did that through filling the void left by Howard when he came down from his scalding stretch from behind the arc in late January.“When people are running out at me,” Brissett said, “I can easily go by them. I feel like I’m pretty quick off the bounce so a lot of taller guys can’t keep up with me when I’m driving past them, so that’s helped me a lot.”The advantages in stretching the floor, and in convincing opponents you can stretch the floor, are two-fold, said fellow forward Marek Dolezaj. He has seen Brissett’s presence alone increase spacing because defenders play him further out now, which opens driving lanes for everyone.Yet this 3-point emergence has also coincided with an inability to finish consistently at the rim. After the Jan. 16 win against Pittsburgh, Boeheim said Brissett’s game had taken a step back.Associate head coach Adrian Autry chalked it up to the physical nature of ACC play and ran Brissett through a drill to finish with balance and off two feet to try and remedy the situation. Brissett understood he also needed to improve from 3.At practice in late January, a TV crew waited to interview Brissett as he shot 50 triples from varying spots around the arc. After Brissett finished, he walked over to the interview and, on his way there, Autry said to the crew: “Don’t worry, he’ll get more of those up after practice.”Saturday served as a perfect case study for Brissett’s progression, because he made Waardenburg slip on the dunk, and then justified his worries three minutes later with a 3-pointer. The difference was his ability to finish at the basket — and not just with the jam. He went off the dribble a few times better than normal, Boeheim said, and he finished “a couple plays that he hasn’t always finished.” One of them, on a Dolezaj dime, was a particularly difficult finish that Brissett dropped in. UPDATED: Feb. 19, 2017 at 5:08 p.m.CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Early in the first half against Miami, Syracuse freshman forward Oshae Brissett caught a pass behind the arc in the left corner and rose up to let a shot fly. Or at least looked like he was going to.Miami’s Sam Waardenburg, who was guarding Brissett, was caught in a dilemma: Stop SU point guard Frank Howard from getting into the lane or stay tight on Brissett. He chose Howard, so Howard passed to Brissett and then Waardenburg saw his man open where he’s become the most dangerous.Waardenburg lunged toward Brissett off-balance and realized a split-second too late it was a fake. Waardenburg slipped. Brissett blew past him. With Waardenburg trailing behind him, Brissett posterized Miami’s forward, Dewan Huell.“He’s that good,” Howard said. “When you’re that good, (plays like the dunk) become the norm.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2018 at 9:09 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR “When there’s a smaller guy, I attack him down low,” Brissett said Saturday. “When there was a bigger guy, I beat him off the dribble. That’s every game. It doesn’t matter who’s on me.”Brissett’s self-confidence and the Orange’s offensive needs have afforded him opportunities this season to learn and grow on the court. He has played through mistakes and developed how to wield his outside shot. He knows the Orange needs him, and when he’s struggling inside, he knows sometimes it works to start outside. Commentslast_img read more

CRANES: Micho calls Werder Bremen’s Lorenzen for AFCON

first_imgDETAILS TO FOLLOW******Updates via twitterBREAKING; @michocoach has called Lorenzen Melvyn (Werder Bremen-Germany) & Kasirye Davis (Rayon Sports-Rwanda) to #UgCranes squad.— KABUURA (@andrewkabuura) May 18, 2016BREAKING; @michocoach has called Lorenzen Melvyn (Werder Bremen-Germany) & Kasirye Davis (Rayon Sports-Rwanda) to #UgCranes squad.— KABUURA (@andrewkabuura) May 18, 2016Team profile photo of Lorenzen. PHOTO BY WERDER BREMEN Midfielders:Kizito Luwagga WiliamFeirense-Portugal ,Walusimbi Godfrey-Gor Mahia-Kenya @OfficialFUFA @michocoach— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) May 18, 2016 Share on: WhatsApp Born to a Ugandan father and German mother. He apparently can play for #Uganda, #Germany and #England. Micho called. https://t.co/gLs3HfgHy0— KABUURA (@andrewkabuura) May 18, 2016 @michocoach names squad for Botswana @AFCON_2017 qualifiers .Goalkeepers: Onyango Denis ,Jamal Salim ,Odongkara Robert @OfficialFUFA— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) May 18, 2016 Twenty-one year-old Lorenzen, who is eligible to play for Uganda as he is yet to feature for any other national team, was born in England but plays in Germany for giants SV Werder Bremen.He has mainly come on as a substitute since joining in 2013, and has this year made 9 appearances. Werder Bremen finished 13th in the 18 team Germany Bundesliga.Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, who announced the full squad today to prepare for the qualifiers, told The Independent that he was confident the Germany-based player will make it. He asked soccer governing body FUFA to get the necessary documentation for him and FIFA approvals.“I am confident about this and I have spoken a lot with him already. His father is actually from Fort Portal but his mother is German,” said Micho.Micho (right) was joined by FUFA press chief Ahmed as Cranes squad was named. PHOTO BY FUFAThe winger will join Geoffrey Massa and Belgium based Farouk Miya upfront as Uganda searches for a first visit to the Nations Cup finals since 1978.Group D         P W  D  L F A   Pts B. Faso             4   2   1    1 3   1  7 Uganda            4   2  1     1 3   1   7 Botswana        4   2   0    2 3  4   6 Comoros          4   1  0     3 2  5   3Full Uganda Cranes Squad called:Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyanyo (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Ondongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Salim Jamal Magola (El Merriekh, Sudan)Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Al Shorta, Iraq),Midfielders: Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids), Moses Oloya (Becamex Binh Duong, Vietnam), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Tonny Mawejje (Thottur, Iceland), William Kizito Luwagga (Feirense, Portugal), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya)Strikers: Geofrey Massa (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Sondyerske, Denmark), Lorenzen Melvyn (Werder Bremen, Germany), Farouk Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium), Davis Kasirye (Rayon Sports, Rwanda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers, Uganda)VIDEO: When “Uganda’s” #Lorenzen scored in Werder Bremen  3-0 charity match win against RB Leipzig  in October 2015. SV Werder Bremen striker Melvyn Lorenzen has been called to the Uganda national soccer team Cranes for their penultimate African Cup of Nations qualifying match June 4 away against Botswana. Lorenzen’s father is Ugandan while mother German.Werder Bremen posted on twitter and their facebook page the news of the call up, saying “Melvyn Lorenzen has received his first call-up to the Uganda national team ahead of their CAF / Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers!” Strikers:Miya Farouk-Standard Liege- Belgium,Lorenzen Melvyn-Werder Bremen-Germany,Massa Geoffrey-Bloemfontein Celtics-SA @OfficialFUFA— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) May 18, 2016 **********MAY 18, 10am – CRANES TEAM BEING ANNOUNCED Mfileders:Azira Mike-C Rapids-USA,Aucho Khalid- G Mahia-Ken,Mawejje Tony-Thottur-Iceland,Oloya Moses- B Duong-Viet @OfficialFUFA— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) May 18, 2016 Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is at an ongoing press conference to announce his squad for the penultimate 2017 AFCON qualifier against Botswana.The Serbian coach will also release details of the team’s preparations for the June 4 fixture .‘A meeting was held this morning at FUFA House in regard to the technical part of the Uganda Cranes preparations. The Head coach will unveil the necessary details during the press conference for public consumption’ said Ahmed Hussein FUFA Communications Manager.last_img read more

Primary Fluids – Motor Oil and Coolant – Keep Your Vehicle…

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Brett Hardcastle for Tumwater AutomotiveYour vehicle uses several types of fluids to operate safely and efficiently.Two of the primary fluids are motor oil and coolant (antifreeze).That’s why these two critical fluids are monitored on your instrument panel.Motor oil cools your engine, seals your engine from dirt, lubricates to prevent wear, and keeps impurities like moisture in suspension. If you lose your oil pressure you may only have a few seconds to shut your engine down before major damage occurs. Motor oils have additives that burn off with use, especially at high temperatures. Failure to change your oil in many vehicles causes sludge. Not maintaining your oil within your owner’s manual recommended limits can get expensive, very expensive.Your engine coolant, also known as anti-freeze, comes in at a very close second place in importance to your oil. If your engine overheats, turn off the engine before damage occurs. Your engine coolant plays a critical part in removing heat from your engine. There is enough heat in your engine cylinders to actually melt the metal in your engine. The only reason your engine does not melt down or seize up is because your coolant is so great at removing that heat quickly from critical areas. It is the job of your radiator, water pump, hoses and thermostat to control and move this critical fluid properly so it can do its job the way the vehicle designers intended. Any flaw in this system can put you and your vehicle on the side of the road with steam coming out from under the hood.Failure to keep your coolant fresh and vital can be costly to your engine. Ask your shop the cost of a new or rebuilt engine and/or internal parts and you’ll find out about the saying,, “…ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.”So, if you see your engine temperature gauge go up higher than it usually does, see the engine heat light come on or see other signs like steam from under the hood of your vehicle get it looked at right away. Stop as soon as it is safe to do so and call for help or a tow truck.Warm summer temperature damage can show up later in the cold of winter. Check your vehicle now for safe fall and winter driving. That includes new belts and hoses.We are prepared to help you!1. We will alert you to needed maintenance and repairs.2. We will listen to you and your car, using our trained knowledge, searching for the little things that soon grow to be big problems.3. We have the equipment to service today’s sophisticated vehicles.4. We have the years of experience, training and access to the information to avoid the inconveniences along the road.Just give us a call and trust us to treat you and your vehicle as part of the Tumwater Automotive family – a legacy of caring for others. We pick you up and take you back to work or home five days a week. And, we’re nice people too!Feel free to call us for advice. Many of your co-workers already do!Check out our websites at: www.tumwaterautomotive.com and www.tumwaterautospa.com.Brett Hardcastle is the owner of Tumwater Automotive, located at 6020 Capitol Blvd. SE. Brett and his staff can be reached at (360) 943-9097, Mon-Fri – 7 am -5:30 pm, with free shuttle to and from home or work. Visit our Tumwater Auto Spa Car Wash next door to keep your vehicle looking good and running great – inside and out.last_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP arrest two suspects in string of robberies

first_imgThe first was Express Pawn Shop, robbed by a single male on March 2, 2015.Next on the hit list was the Chevron gas station robbed by a male suspect the very next day, March 3, 2015.The final robbery, March 4, 2015, was on a local taxi driver and its alleged two male suspects are responsible.- Advertisement -It was on March 4, 2015 that Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says a search warrant on a local residence was executed, which led to evidence being found that implicates two 23-year-old suspects previously known to police.Shayne Stephen Hewer, 23-years-old, is being charged with two counts of robbery, possession of a prohibited weapon and failure to comply with a probation officer.Robert Duncan McDonell, 23-years-old, is being charged with two counts of failure to comply with recognizance.Advertisement Police say further charges against McDonell are pending.Both Hewer and McDonell remain in custody with their next court appearance scheduled for March 18, 2015.last_img read more

MAN HIT GARDA IN FACE WITH LIT CIGARETTE

first_imgA bench warrant has been issued for a Castlefin man who flicked a lit cigarette into the face of a Garda.Harper failed to appear at Letterkenny District Court.Damien Harper was due to appear before Letterkenny District Court to answer public order charges yesterday. However Harper, 43, of The Red House, The Diamond, Castlefin, failed to appear.The court was told that Harper threatened to “take out” Gardai at Crossroads, Killygordon when approached.He began using hand signals to Gardai, called them ‘pig f****’ and refused to leave the area.He then threw a lit cigarette at Gardai and hit one of them in the face before being arrested.Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said his client was highly intoxicated on the night in question.Judge Paul Kelly issued a bench warrant for Harper, who has seven previous convictions after he failed to appear.MAN HIT GARDA IN FACE WITH LIT CIGARETTE was last modified: April 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abusearrestcastlefincigarettecourtDamien HarperdonegalGardailast_img read more

Boss has concerns over striker’s fitness

first_imgSouthend manager Paul Sturrock has expressed misgivings about Rowan Vine’s fitness.The QPR forward recently joined Sturrock’s side on trial ahead of a possible loan move.Vine scored the only goal of the game in a reserve match against Oxford but Sturrock is unsure whether to retain him.Sturrock told Southend’s website: “He didn’t look fit to me and that’s a worrying aspect – how long it would take. That’s something I’ve been talking to the fitness coaches about.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Broadband access a priority for Farm Bureau

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentOhio Farm Bureau is continuing to work with state leaders on having broadband accessible for all Ohioans across the state. Entire Ohio communities continue to have no broadband connectivity or limited reliability, putting them at an economic disadvantage, said Jenna Beadle, OFBF director of state policy.“The biggest thing we hear from our members about not having broadband is the economic impact for those in the workplace and how even students are affected because they increasingly have to do their homework online and can’t always run over to McDonald’s or their local library for Wi-Fi access,” she said.Last year the state legislature failed to pass a bill establishing a residential broadband expansion program through the Ohio Department of Development Services. Ohio Farm Bureau has been meeting with state leaders to reintroduce the bill, which would provide grant money to help offset the high infrastructure cost for companies putting broadband into areas with few customers.The 2018 Farm Bill addressed broadband, requiring the Trump administration to create a 20-agency task force to determine ways federal agencies can support expanded broadband access. The task force recently made recommendations for streamlining the permitting process, using federal assets to lower the cost for projects and using data from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to create more accurate maps to show where broadband is still limited or lacking. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased USDA’s authority to create grants and loans for middle-mile projects.StatAbout 39 percent of rural Americans don’t have access to broadband, compared with just 4 percent of urban Americans. Source: Federal Communications Commission  Leave a Commentlast_img read more