Suspected gang member held following Sunday traffic stop

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Greensburg police are holding a suspected gang member on federal immigration detainers.On Sunday, police stopped a vehicle on State Road 3 near County Road 400 North after observing infractions on I-74. During the stop police determined the driver had known ties to a drug-dealing organization and found evidence of human trafficking.Josue A. Gomez-Mejia, 23, of Dallas, Texas, and three others were taken into custody. Gomez-Mejia has been charged with money laundering, transporting an illegal alien and driving without a license.last_img read more

All 92 counties are eligible for disaster assistance

first_imgStatewide—Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced Friday that Indiana farmers are eligible for assistance under a secretarial natural disaster designation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.This was in response to a letter Gov. Holcomb sent to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in July, requesting assistance due to the excessive rain and flooding farmers experienced during planting season.Seventy-four counties were designated as primary natural disaster areas. USDA deferred its decision on the remaining 18 counties. However, since they border one or more of the primary disaster areas, they are considered contiguous disaster counties – allowing farm operators in those areas to be eligible for the same assistance.In order to qualify, farm operators must show at least a 30 percent loss in crop production or a physical loss to livestock, livestock products, real estate or chattel property. Farmers can borrow up to 100 percent of actual production or physical losses to a maximum amount of $500,000, according to USDA.In addition to emergency loans, farmers with existing FSA loans, who are unable to make their payments, may be eligible to have certain payments deferred. Farmers are encouraged to work with their local FSA office for assistance regarding payment forbearance or emergency disaster loans.last_img read more

Millions of dollars available to groups providing services to crime victims

first_imgStatewide—Through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, more than $60 million is available in federal funds to support public and nonprofit organizations that provide services to Indiana crime victims.This is part of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance program and funded by the federal Crime Victims Fund, which is financed through the fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders. “This program is about providing victims access to the justice, assistance and support they need to rebuild their lives,” said Devon McDonald, ICJI Executive Director. “There are many organizations in Indiana working towards this cause. We hope they will take advantage of this opportunity.”VOCA grants can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from victim advocacy to therapy to legal support. They can also be used to pay for strategic planning or cover certain administrative costs, such as salaries, benefits and training for staff, to name a few. Priority will be given to projects that support underserved violent crime victims and victims of child abuse, domestic violence or sexual assault.In order to be eligible, organizations must have a documented history of providing services to crime victims and have at least 25 percent of their funding come from outside sources (other than the Crime Victims Fund).  For all projects, a 20 percent match is required, and services must be provided at no cost to the victim. In addition, volunteers must be utilized as part of the proposal, and victims’ identities must be protected at all times. Click here to apply.last_img read more

No new cases reported locally as region total stays the same

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 646 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 Tuesday.  A total of 33,068 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 242,287 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 13.6% positive rate and 37 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,907 Hoosiers have died to date.Decatur County has a total of 224 positive cases and 31 deaths, Franklin County has 109 positive cases and 8 deaths, and Ripley County has 110 positive cases and 6 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health. Local numbers appear to have been adjusted between Ripley and Franklin County evenly (Ripley County down 3 from yesterday and Franklin County up 3).last_img read more

Tyson Fury warns Joshua about Andy Ruiz

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Saudi may have enough uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel – Reports Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Tyson Fury has warned Anthony Joshua about losing muscle and changing his style for his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr.After his shock defeat at Madison Square Garden on June 1, Joshua has the chance to win back his titles as he faces Ruiz in Saudi Arabia on December 7. During his press tour last week, Joshua revealed his trimmer physique and said his training so far has been more ‘boxing focussed’. But Fury is adamant that Joshua should not try to work on a new fighting style to beat Ruiz. ‘I see he’s lost a bit of weight, he’s been taking notice of people saying he’s got too muscle muscle on him,’ Fury told BT Sport. ‘But really that can be taken out of context as well. ‘You can’t change a bull into a racehorse. It doesn’t work like that. ‘A racehorse can’t tow a wagon or a heavy load. Doesn’t work. ‘So if you take that big heavy horse, strip his muscle off, and then put him in the same cart he was in trying to pull that heavy load again he’s not going to manage it. ‘So I think they are going to try to lose weight and try to move a lot. ‘But you can’t do that in one camp, that takes a lifetime practice. ‘We saw Tony Bellew try to do it against [Oleksandr] Usyk, tried copying my style but after eight rounds his legs went. ‘It works, it’s effective, I’ve been successful 29 times in a row with it. ‘You can’t learn it overnight. ‘What tends to happen with new things in new camps is when someone practises something in the gym for eight, 10, 12 weeks, and then they go in a fight and try to do it, as soon as they get clipped or get tired, they revert straight back to what they once knew. I’ve soon it many, many times. ‘As soon as he holds his feet and starts to fight back, he loses in my opinion. ‘But if he can get on the jab and box and move, which I’ve never ever seen him do, amateur or pro, for 12 rounds which for a heavyweight is a very hard thing to do, at some point he’s going to have to stand and fight. ‘And if he keeps running away from Ruiz with the jab, he’s not got the footwork to do that. ‘Work on what you’re good at, that’s what you’re good at. ‘Tighten your defence up and go forward and smash them.’Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaMadison Square GardonSaudi Arabialast_img read more

Ronaldo: Sex better than my best goal

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed sex with model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is superior to the best goal of his glittering football career. The Juventus star revealed that his overhead kick for Real Madrid against his current side in April 2018 is his pick for his favourite goal ever, but it does not compare to being with his current partner. Ronaldo connected with a cross from Dani Carvajal to score an incredible goal in the 2017-18 Champions League quarter-final first leg. Upon seeing the goal, the home faithful in Turin gave Ronaldo a standing ovation, despite the Portugal star scoring for the visiting team. That goal would help see Real Madrid past Juventus into the semi-finals, where they would overcome Bayern Munich before then beating Liverpool in the final for their third consecutive Champions League win. Speaking to Piers Morgan in an interview on ITV, the 34-year-old has admitted the goal against the Old Lady was his favourite, but said he didn’t rate it above his experiences with Rodriguez between the sheets. “No, not [when compared] with my Geo, no!” Ronaldo said as he laughed at the question from Morgan. “I tried to score this goal for many, many years,” Ronaldo said. “I had scored 700-odd goals but I hadn’t done this. I thought: ‘Finally I had scored a bicycle, the beautiful jumping.’ “The way I had done against [Gianluigi] Buffon, against Juventus, in the Champions League. It was a beautiful goal.” Ronaldo may not have known it at the time, but just months after scoring that goal he would be joining Juventus following a legendary nine-year run at Real Madrid. The former Manchester United forward has said that the reception he received from Juve fans after scoring that goal helped to convince him to join the Serie A club. “When the people start to applaud me in the stadium I was like: ‘Wow,’” Ronaldo told DAZN last year. “[It] surprised me a lot because this has never happened in my life, so [it] was [an] unbelievable moment.”Tags: Champions LeagueCristiano RonaldoDani CarvajalGeorgina RodriguezLiverpoolReal Madridlast_img read more

Fabinho’s ankle injury to rule him out until January – Liverpool

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool midfielder Fabinho suffered an ankle ligament injury in Wednesday’s Champions League draw with Napoli and will be out of action until the New Year, the Premier League club said on Friday.Fabinho was injured in a collision with Napoli winger Hirving Lozano and the midfielder limped down the tunnel in the 19th minute as Klopp took off the Brazilian and replaced him with Georginio Wijnaldum.“Further assessment on the injury has discovered Fabinho will be out of action until the New Year.“The Brazilian will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Reds’ medical team at Melwood as he works his way back to full fitness,” the club said in a statement.The injury comes at a crucial time for league leaders Liverpool who are set to play eight fixtures in all competitions between now and the end of December, including a trip to Qatar for the Club World Cup.The defending European champions are also yet to seal progress to the Champions League knockout stages, with one final away game at Salzburg next month.Liverpool host Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.Tags: FabinhoHirving LozanoLiverpoollast_img read more

Real Madrid, FC Barcelona knocked out of Copa del Rey

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Real Madrid and FC Barcelona were on Thursday knocked out of the Spanish Copa del Rey, meaning for the first time since 2010 the competition’s final will feature neither of the two. Real Madrid were dumped out of the quarter-final after losing 3-4 at home to Real Sociedad in a hugely entertaining game. It saw two goals ruled out by video technology though and a late red card for the visitors. Real Sociedad’s Sweden forward Alexander Isak inspired an incredible attacking display, scoring twice in the second period. He set up the fourth goal for Mikel Merino and also had a strike ruled out for offside. Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is on loan from Real Madrid, had given the visitors the lead midway through the first half. He had followed up on the rebound after home goalkeeper Alphonse Areola could only parry a long-range effort from Isak. Defender Marcelo quickly pulled a goal back for the hosts after Isak’s quick-fire brace to make it 3-1. He beat goalkeeper Alex Remiro at the near post moments after receiving a volley of boos from the home fans for his haphazard display. But rampant Real Sociedad soon restored a three-goal cushion when Isak teed up Merino for a simple tap-in after 69 minutes. Real Madrid substitute Rodrygo pulled a goal back in the 81st minute to make it 4-2. This was after Brazilian team mate Vinicius Jr had a strike ruled out for offside following a VAR review. Nacho struck in added time for the hosts to set up a tense finish. Real Sociedad defender Andoni Gorosabel was sent off in stoppage time but Real Madrid, who are top of La Liga, could not find an equaliser. They thus suffered their first defeat in any competition since losing 1-0 at Real Mallorca on October 19. Also, FC Barcelona’s hopes of reaching a seventh successive Copa del Rey final ended at the same quarter-final stage with a 1-0 defeat by Athletic Bilbao. The tight contest was decided in the third minute of stoppage time when Spanish forward Inaki Williams headed past Marc-Andre ter Stegen. FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi wasted a good late chance when he fired at the legs of Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon. The two surprise results have come a day after second-tier side Mirandes defeated Villarreal 4-2. Granada, who overcame Valencia 2-1, make up the semi-final line-up. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Copa dey RelFC BarcelonaLionel MessiReal MadridReal Sociedadlast_img read more

Brazilian clubs battle for Mikel

first_imgRelatedPosts Stoke City manager salutes Mikel Global COVID-19 cases surpass 27m – Johns Hopkins Everton sign Brazil midfielder from Napoli Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, may seal a transfer deal with a South American side as another Brazilian club, Porto Alegre, have indicated interest in the combative midfielder. Porto Alegre, also known as Porto Alegre Futebol Clube, according to media reports, would slug it out with Botafogo for the signature of the former Chelsea star. Mikel terminated his contract with the Turkish club Trabzonspor in March amid the advance of the coronavirus pandemic. Porto Alegre, owned by former footballer and Ronaldinho’s brother, Roberto Assis, have to dislodge Botafogo with an improved offer. Botafogo offered Mikel a contract worth $2 million plus (N766 million) per 18 months. Check revealed that Porto Alegre, founded on June 10, 2003, has only Brazil nationality in their current squad. The club, founded as Lami Futebol Clube, won its first title same year of its formation.Tags: BrazilBrazillian ClubsJohn Obi Mikellast_img read more

Ex-Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade died at hospital gate — Shorunmu

first_imgRelatedPosts Oyo: Only 7,000 out of 67,000 applicants for teaching job scored 50% in CBT Makinde: Alternative Project Funding Approach working for Oyo State Makinde installs new Alamodu of Ago-Amodu Ike Shorunmu, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, on Saturday said late former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, died because medical attention was late in coming his way.Shorunmu told newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State that Babalade died at the University College Hospital gate in Ibadan on Friday after he was denied treatment by a private hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 48-year-old Babalade died after suffering from cardiac arrest.SHorunmu said: “He was denied treatment by the private hospital before he was referred to UCH.“At the first hospital he was rushed to in Ibadan, he was rejected by the doctors and referred to the UCH.“But on his arrival at the UCH premises, he gave up the ghost at the gate.“May his soul rest in peace.” The former goalkeeper said he was informed of Babalade’s death after the day’s Jumat service. Shorunmu said: “I went to the mosque for Jumat service.“So, I switched off my phone.“But immediately I put it back on, I got a message from one of his in-laws that I needed to be at his place.“So, I went with my wife, but on our arrival, the family broke the news to me.“I’m very sad as we speak now. “We last spoke on Wednesday when he celebrated his son’s birthday.”Tags: Ajibade BabaladedeathIbadanIke ShorunmuOyo StateSuper Eagleslast_img read more