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Third arrested at sister’s home with wet money

first_imgRamada Princess Casino robberyAs police continue their investigations into the Ramada Princess Casino robbery, a man was arrested at his sister’s house at Vreed-en-Hoop with a bag of money.The man, who has been identified as Junior Stewart of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was arrested on Sunday evening after policeThe money that was found in the suspect’s possessionThe Ramada Princess Casinoswooped down on the house at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.At the time of the arrest the man had in his possession a bag containing at least $900,000 containing $1000 and $5000 notes. The money was reportedly wet.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that after the police went to the homes of two of the suspects, ranks found wet clothing which indicated that after the robbery, the men went home and changed.However, Guyana Times understands that the possibility exists that after the robbery, they men might have used a trench separating Peters Hall and Providence to escape.Nevertheless, the crime chief added that the man arrested on Sunday evening at Vreed-en-Hoop was only recently released on bail for a gun related charge.The head of the Criminal Investigations Department also stated that several persons including the three prime suspects are being grilled.One of the prime suspects Andrew Blackman, a security guard at Princess Casino is said to be the mastermind of the robbery.Pandemonium broke out at the gambling facility on April 30, after four gunmen stormed the casino at about 03:45h and discharged several rounds as they relieved patrons and staff of cash and other valuables.During the shooting, Eon Garraway was shot to his left hand; James Gregory to the left foot; Orlando Knights to the left hand; and Udairan Sookraj to his right hand. They were all admitted to a city hospital.In addition, Melissa Ferguson, Jermaine Mason and Roshel Fraser were also assaulted.Based on reports, after the men entered the facility, they held a security guard at gunpoint and took away his shotgun and several rounds of ammunition.The men then ordered everyone to lie on the ground and escorted the security guard to the cashier’s cage where they relieved the cashier of an undisclosed sum of foreign and local currency. By this time, the police were alerted about the robbery and responded promptly.As they arrived at the scene, they were confronted by the armed men which resulted in an exchange of gunfire. During the exchange, Police Lance Corporal Andrew Richardson was shot to his abdomen. He was admitted to a city hospital and underwent emergency surgery.Meanwhile, during the shootout, one of the bandits was captured and taken into Police custody. The firearm taken away from the security guard was recovered. The other three men managed to escape.It was reported that the car used in the robbery was hijacked at Brush Dam, Buxton, on East Coast Demerara. The car has since been impounded as police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Japanese F1 qualifying pushed back to Sunday due to Typhoon Hagibis

first_imgSouth Korea routs Sri Lanka 8-0 in World Cup qualifier LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)SUZUKA, Japan — Organizers of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix have canceled Saturday’s qualifying session because of the powerful typhoon that is heading for Japan’s main island this weekend.They also say they plan to go ahead with the race as scheduled on Sunday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down LATEST STORIEScenter_img No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ The Japanese Grand Prix weekend has been affected by extreme weather before, most recently in 2014 when heavy rain fell during the race. Meanwhile, in 2004 and in 2010, qualifying was postponed and held on Sunday morning because of bad weather.The Pacific side of western and eastern Japan may see torrential rains from Friday until the typhoon passes, and the agency warned of floods caused by the high waves and tides.The decision means the teams and drivers will have just two practice sessions on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Typhoon Hagibis is expected to hit western and eastern Japan between Saturday and Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It has urged people to take precautions with the storm approaching.“As a result of the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis on the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix 2019, Mobilityland and the Japanese Automobile Federation (JAF) have decided to cancel all activities scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12 October,” race organizers said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4As a result, qualifying will move to Sunday morning, when the weather is set to have cleared, with the race taking place at 2 p.m. local time, as planned. Saturday’s third practice session will not be rescheduled.While qualifying is scheduled for Sunday, race stewards reserve the right to use the classification from the second practice on Friday for Sunday’s grid positions. View commentslast_img read more

Column from MLA Pat Pimm

first_img This year I am shaving off my precious hair, I’m donating to the cause and I want to challenge my colleagues and local business’s to join with me and make a pledge to help support our cancer patients. Please join with me and make this the most successful BLUEY days of all. If you want to join me and donate to this very worthwhile cause then please contact my office at 250-263-0101 or   http://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=18604 to donate online. Thank you. Pat Pimm-MLA Peace River North Be brave and shave! I am not sure if anybody has noticed that I have been looking a little tattered around the edges lately but that is in partly due to the fact that, This year I have decided to be part of Bluey days to support cancer patients in Fort St John. This year will be the thirteenth annual BLUEY days event in Ft St John and BLUEY days was modeled after the efforts of Australian police, firefighter and ambulance personnel who first organized the head shaving event to raise money and show their support for cancer patients in their community. Bluey Days is a time when participants have their heads shaved to show their support for cancer patients and to raise money for equipment and research. This year Northern Health is using the money that they raise through this fundraising event to purchase a digital mammography machine to be installed in the new Ft St John Hospital. Their goal this year is to achieve an amount of $ 100,000.00 towards their purchase.- Advertisement – Since the first event that was held in Ft St John in 1999, BLUEY days participants have raised over one million dollars to put towards cancer diagnostic and treatment equipment for the Ft St John hospital and Health Centre. It is very important to note that the funds rose in the community stay in the community to support the fight against cancer. The goal is to provide as much cancer equipment as possible so that Peace Country residents can remain in their community’s and receive the same diagnosis and treatment options that are available in the larger centres. Cancer touches us all at one time or another. This year I lost a very dear friend to cancer and I also had some family members that went through a very stressful time dealing with cancer of our own. When someone close to you gets cancer you are never quite sure what to do or how you are supposed to act, but that’s why I decided to join BLUEY days because by shaving my hair I am advocating for local patients with cancer and by fundraising I am raising awareness in our community, and by participating I am giving hope to local patients and families who are dealing with cancer.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tusker sign Sony’s Muchiri on a 3 year deal

first_img0Shares0000Boniface Muchiri in action for Sony Sugar during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru in June 18, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – Kenyan Premier League defending champions Tusker FC have completed the signing of midfielder Boniface Muchiri from Sony Sugar on a three-year deal as head coach George Nsimbe looks to consolidate his side for a successful title defense.Muchiri is Nsimbe’s fourth signing in the June transfer window which closes midnight Friday with the Brewers having re-signed midfielder Luis Misiko adding on to left-back David Mwangi from Mathare United and striker Paul Odhiambo from Sofapaka. “Muchiri has been on our radar for a while because he has been performing very well at Sony. The coach had expressed interest in him and we are now glad that both sides have agreed and he will join us officially,” Tusker FC Chief Executive Officer Charles Obiny told Capital Sport.The midfielder is expected to join his new team on Thursday and if he impresses the coach enough in terms of fitness, he will be included in the match day squad for their weekend tie at home to Bandari.The midfielder could not hide his joy after completing the move to the capital and has now vowed to replicate and even double his efforts with the 11-time league champions.“I am very excited to be joining this club and I also want to thank my former coaches at Sony because of the impact they have had on my career. As I leave, I will always cherish the time I spent there and the players as well because they have helped me grow to where I am today,” Muchiri said.Kenyan Premier League clubs have been on frenzy spicing up their squads with the window shutting midnight Friday.-AFC Leopards-AFC Leopards players watch as Kitinyu Tafadzwa scores Singida’s goal. PHOTO/East Africa TVAFC Leopards who have already signed Ugandan midfielder Keziron Kizito, Musa Mudde from Bandari, and Burundian Alex Kitenge have also added to their ranks former Thika United forward Ray Omondi and Chemelil Sugar midfielder Victor Majid to their ranks.Mathare United on their side have kept it low despite their position on the table and have brought in from Thika United midfielder Victor Ashinga.Ulinzi Stars early this week announced their final squad for the second leg which saw the return of midfielder Elvis Nandwa and striker Mark Bikokwa from military training.Title winning under-20 captain Ibrahim Shambi was promoted while the team snapped up AFC Leopards midfielder Bernard Ongoma, Sony Sugar keeper Timothy Odhiambo and Bandari winger Omar Boraafya all who have just graduated from the Recruit Training School in Eldoret.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spector fires colorful lawyer

first_imgCOURTS: Judge warned the music producer not to let Bruce Cutler give closing arguments. By Linda Deutsch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bruce Cutler, the often-absent lead defense lawyer in Phil Spector’s murder trial, announced at the 11th hour Monday that he was leaving the team, and the music producer said outside court that he decided Cutler should no longer be involved. “I decided that he shouldn’t do the closing argument because it wouldn’t be in my best interest,” Spector told reporters just hours before the testimony phase of the case sputtered to a close five months after the trial began with jury selection. “The evidence in this case is finished,” Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler told the nine-man, three-woman jury as proceedings wound down with technical discussions. The judge said closing arguments will be presented Sept. 5-6, and jury deliberations will begin afterward. The panel heard testimony from a total of 77witnesses. “We’re fairly pleased with where we are,” new lead defense attorney Roger Rosen said afterward. “I think arguments will be very important in this case. It may be the best is yet to come.” Spector, 67, is charged with murdering actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra home Feb. 3, 2003, a few hours after she went home with him from her job as a nightclub hostess. The defense maintains Clarkson, 40, was depressed and shot herself in the mouth. Spector said he felt that Cutler, who had been absent for several weeks while taping a syndicated TV show, no longer had a connection with the jury. Spector said he believed the judge didn’t like Cutler and “I thought he would be a target with the judge and prosecutors and that he wouldn’t be taken as seriously as he should. With his television show, he wasn’t here as much as he should have been.” Cutler had insisted in statements to the judge and the press that he would deliver the final remarks. He said he followed the case on TV and read transcripts while he was away starring as a judge in a show called “Jury Duty.” “I said that he shouldn’t do the closing argument and that it wouldn’t be in his best interest to stay on. He agreed,” Spector said. “There’s nothing I can do for Mr. Spector,” Cutler said. “I can no longer effectively represent him.” Cutler, perhaps best known for representing the late mob boss John Gotti in New York, had been sidelined since early in the trial when he delivered a bombastic opening statement that drew poor reviews in the legal community, and then cross-examined a key witness in a manner that drew a rebuke from the judge. In late July, the judge warned Spector that he could face legal problems if Cutler gave the closing argument. “Mr. Spector,” Fidler said then, “If you choose to have Mr. Cutler argue this case and if there is a conviction, you give up the right to come back at a later time and say my attorney wasn’t there.” After Cutler’s departure, Rosen recalled to the stand two of Clarkson’s women friends who had testified earlier. Jennifer Hayes-Riedl and Elizabeth “Punkin Pie” Laughlin reiterated previous testimony that Clarkson was upset about being “dissed” by director Michael Bay at a party. Bay testified he never saw Clarkson there. The defense then began showing jurors a series of Clarkson’s e-mails which were recently extracted from her computer. One described a meeting with an entertainment executive who told her to change her hair color, her comedy, her personality. The e-mail concluded, “I don’t feel ready to change the color of my hair, stop making people laugh and give up my dreams.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln: Gunners end Imps’ FA Cup journey to progress to semi-finals

first_img1 Arsene Wenger’s side eventually broke down the determined non-league outfit Arsenal ended a miserable week on a relative high as they easily saw off non-league Lincoln 5-0 to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.The cup competition has offered solace to under-fire manager Arsene Wenger in recent seasons and the Frenchman needed this win as their Premier League and Champions League hopes died in the preceding week.Lincoln could not add to his woes despite a positive first half, which ended in Theo Walcott putting the Gunners ahead before they ran riot after the interval.An Olivier Giroud effort, a Luke Waterfall own goal, a solo Alexis Sanchez strike and Aaron Ramsey’s second of the season sealed the win and safe passage into the last four.Wenger has won the FA Cup a record-equalling six times and another success could see him choose to sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium, as he admits he is still undecided over his future.He took no chances as he named a full-strength side for the visit of a team 87 places below them in the football pyramid, but it took until the second half for their quality to tell.Another protest against his regime was held before kick-off and the visitors, cheered on by 9,000 supporters, started well and showed plenty of confidence – demonstrated when striker Matt Rhead controlled a ball in his own half and played it away with a back-heel.Ramsey had a great chance to open the scoring inside 10 minutes but guided a low shot wide of goal having been played in by Hector Bellerin.Walcott came closer still as he latched onto Luke Waterfall’s weak headed clearance to volley in a shot which Imps goalkeeper Paul Farman touched onto the post.If Lincoln thought Arsenal’s side was strong, it was arguably reinforced further still when Mesut Ozil came on for the injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before the half-hour mark.The National League leaders had their best chance soon after as Nathan Arnold burst into the box and cut inside before forcing Petr Cech into his first decent save.Arsenal could not settle into a rhythm as Lincoln came close to seeing out the first half with their clean sheet in tact.But it was not to be, as Farman was caught out by a cross-shot from Ozil and scrambled the ball behind, with Walcott’s effort from the resulting corner taking a big deflection on its way to giving Arsenal the lead.Farman did well to keep out a Giroud drive after the restart, with Kieran Gibbs then nodding over from six yards out.The killer goal did come just seven minutes after the break, Giroud tucking away his chance after Bellerin and Sanchez had exchanged passes in the Lincoln box.Bellerin bent a shot inches wide as Arsenal looked to add to the margin of victory but it was Imps’ skipper Waterfall who inadvertently guided Gibbs’ cross past his own goalkeeper.Sanchez scored the pick of the bunch as he ran inside and arrowed in the fourth before sloppy defending allowed Ramsey to finish from on the goal-line.Chile forward Sanchez rattled the bar with a late free-kick but Arsenal’s spot in Monday night’s draw was long since assured.last_img read more

Defense bill helps High Desert area

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2At China Lake, the bill provides $3 million for an electronic warfare simulator and $1 million for a laser radar program. “These resources for critical research and development projects ensure that our military installations remain at the forefront of developing new advanced technologies to protect our nation,” Thomas said. Air Force Plant 42 and neighboring Lockheed Martin Plant 10 will also see continuing funding for a number of ongoing aircraft programs, including $4.2 billion for the development and production of the F-35 joint strike fighter, $2.9 billion for production of the F-22A fighter, and $16 million for a project to equip the B-2 stealth bomber to handle small-diameter bombs. Northrop Grumman assembles portions of the F-35 and conducts the B-2 modification work while Lockheed Martin manufactures parts for the F-35 and the F-22A. The Senate is working on its own version of defense funding legislation. Once the Senate approves a bill, negotiators from the two houses will meet to reconcile the two bills. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A defense appropriations bill contains $34.5 million for research and development projects in the High Desert as well as funding for aircraft production programs with Antelope Valley ties. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Bakersfield, praised the inclusion of funding for projects at Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Plant 42, and China Lake Naval Warfare Center in the 2007 defense appropriations bill. The $427.4 billion bill was approved Tuesday by the House of Representatives on a 407 to 19 vote. “The funding for Edwards and China Lake that was approved by the House today demonstrates the central role that both bases continue to play in the defense of our country,” McKeon said. “At a time when the nation faces multiple threats around the globe, these bases afford our men and women in uniform the key facilities and assets they need to meet the challenge.” Among the projects at Edwards funded by the bill are a $3 million flight data management system to improve the processing and storing of flight test data; $4 million for continued upgrades to computer modeling tools for advanced power and propulsion technologies; $3.5 million for computer modeling tools for satellite propulsion and engine integration; $3 million for advance liquid rocket booster research; and $1 million for solid rocket motor research. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

School board OKs $2 million rebuild

first_imgTEMPLE CITY – In a vote that proved unexpectedly controversial, the Temple City school board will spend more than $2million to replace classrooms destroyed in a $1.5 million arson fire at Emperor Elementary School. Four classrooms were destroyed in the Jan. 11 fire at the school at 6415 N. Muscatel Ave. In a 3-2 vote, the board decided last month to replace them with five classrooms. Board members Emilie Cales, Mukesh Luhar and Joe Walker voted in favor of adding the fifth classroom, while board President Robert McKendrick and Vice President Matt Smith opposed it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe district said the extra classroom will cost $660,000 to $885,000. “Emperor School is the best elementary school in the San Gabriel Valley,” Walker said, “and it deserves an extra effort for what it went through. I think this is spending money wisely for the kids.” But McKendrick said projections indicate Emperor’s enrollment is declining, and within four years it may have five unused classrooms. He said the district is going to need $90 million in infrastructure work, and he and Smith didn’t think it wise to spend extra money on a school with static or declining enrollment. “I don’t see it,” he said. “All I did was ask the majority to explain it to me. So far, they haven’t explained why.” Smith, in an open letter, called the vote a “significant crime.” He said Emperor can accommodate about 900 students and has an enrollment of about 610; state estimates indicate it could have up to 13 spare classrooms by 2011. Money for the extra classroom could be better spent, Smith said, on lockers, track-and-field improvements, drainage, over- crowded classrooms, campus safety and lessening traffic congestion. The district expects to receive a $1.5 million insurance settlement to rebuild the four destroyed classrooms. It will use a portion of the remaining 1998 General Obligation Bond to fund the extra one. Kevin Michael Patten, 20, of El Monte was charged with setting the fire. Patten reached a plea bargain with prosecutors July 28 and was sentenced to nearly six years in prison. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Market growing for improved subcompacts

first_imgDETROIT Just a few years ago the subcompact car in America was a tiny, cheap econobox with a noisy engine and no frills that few people wanted to buy. But as gasoline prices settle in around $3 per gallon, the market for tiny cars is rapidly growing and changing as their styling, interiors and features continue to improve. “I don’t think there’s a segment that’s come to life quite so quickly and robustly,” said Jim Sanfilippo, senior industry analyst for Bloomfield Hills-based Automotive Marketing Consultants Inc. Analysts say eight tiny cars are on the market from seven manufacturers, but that number is likely to grow as demand increases. Sales of the diminutive vehicles, called “B-Cars” in the industry, are up 43 percent in the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year. So far this year, automakers have sold 151,848 of the cars, and analysts say sales easily will surpass the 175,387 sold in all of 2005. Still, it’s just a small fraction of a market dominated by larger vehicles. Automakers sold more than 9.8 million cars and light trucks during the first seven months of the year. The increase, though, has drawn interest from all the auto companies. Executives at Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group hinted last week that they’ve got new subcompacts in the works. Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. entered the market this year with great success. Demand for the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris is so high that dealers sell the cars at or above sticker price before they arrive at the showrooms. General Motors Corp.’s Chevrolet has been in the market since 2003 with the Aveo, a tiny car built in South Korea by the company’s GM Daewoo affiliate. The Aveo is the largest-selling subcompact in the U.S., and the company is banking on increased sales when it unveils a redesigned four-door version today . The Yaris has been the greatest success so far, with 32,822 sold as of July 31. Even though it was just introduced in March, the funky car is closing in on the Aveo for the top spot in the class. “We have basically sold out every single month,” said Jim Turner, managing partner of O’Brien Auto Park in Urbana, Ill., a group of eight dealerships that includes Toyota. “We pre – sell them before they get here, and they’ve pretty much been sticker price. ” Suffice it to say it’s been a huge hit.” Honda also has been having trouble meeting demand for the four-seat Fit. At Howard Cooper Honda in Ann Arbor, Mich., graduate student Joshua Bornfield, 26, was disappointed to find none of the cars on the lot. He is looking to buy his first new car, and prefers a subcompact because of price and gas mileage. “If I were able to afford a more expensive car, I don’t know that I would pick anything bigger at this point,” he said. “I’m looking for fuel economy.” Gasoline prices indeed are driving the increased interest, but the cars are selling because they’re much better than the old econoboxes, said Dan Gorrell, a partner in Strategic Vision, a San Diego-based market research firm and consultant to automakers. “The B-cars of today are far better, more functional, more styled than those of the past,” Gorrell said. A few years ago, the Toyota Echo flopped largely because it looked and felt cheap, Gorrell said. The rounded Yaris is much nicer inside and out, he said. “The options and equipment rival luxury cars of 10 years ago,” said Jesse Toprak, chief economist for Edmunds.com, an automotive Web site. “They’re not your mother’s subcompact any longer.” Chevrolet has realized this with its 2007 Aveo, which is made of better materials than its predecessor, said GM spokesman Jim Burke. When the car is unveiled today , it will have options such as remote keyless entry, heated outside mirrors and steering wheel audio controls. “There’s a surprising level of content in the vehicle,” he said. “Things that you aren’t used to seeing in the economy segment.” Nearly all the subcompact cars get 35-40 mph of gasoline, and all are pleasant inside and out, Sanfilippo said. Prices range from under $10,000 to around $16,000. Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas, said breakthroughs in design and materials have made the interior space equivalent to larger cars. He predicted that sales in the B-Car segment would grow to 600,000 by the end of the decade and said Ford is looking seriously at entering the market. Ford research shows that fuel economy has risen to among the top three factors that drive auto purchases, along with quality and safety. Technology, including side air bags and stronger materials, have made the tiny cars safer, Sanfilippo said. “There’s not that concern anymore. You can drive safely,” he said. Eric Ridenour, the Chrysler Group’s c hief o perating o fficer, said last week that his company is discussing a B-Car with potential manufacturing partners. “We definitely see a pretty good-sized market, but not huge,” he said, adding that it’s a difficult segment in which to make money. When DaimlerChrysler announced that it would sell its tiny two-seat Smart car in the U.S. in 2008, company officials said it would be marketed in urban areas where traffic congestion and parking shortages make smaller cars more practical. But so far this year, the surge in tiny cars isn’t limited to big cities. The Yaris, for instance, is selling well in the rural Midwest, where people are adjusting to higher fuel prices. “We’re 120 miles south of Chicago in the middle of corn fields,” said Turner, the dealer in Urbana, Ill. “People are buying them.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Police Bust Meth Lab on Daisy Hill

first_imgThis investigation is continuing.Both subjects arrested were incarcerated at the Clark County Jail. Monday afternoon, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg assisted the Washington County Division of Family and Child Services at a residence located at 23216 Daisy Hill Road in Borden. When at the residence troopers executed a search and located a working Methamphetamine Lab, Methamphetamine and precursors used in the production of Methamphetamine.After the search was complete troopers arrested Forrest G. Jackson, 29, of the above mentioned address, at the scene. He was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, B Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, D Felony; Possession of a Syringe, D Felony; Possession of Precursors to Produce Methamphetamine, D Felony; Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony; Dumping of Methamphetamine Lab Materials, D Felony and Possession of Paraphernalia, A Misdemeanor.Paula McKnight, 33, also from the above address, was also arrested at the scene. She was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, B Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, D Felony; Possession of Precursors to Produce Methamphetamine, D Felony; Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony; Dumping of Methamphetamine Lab Materials, D Felony and Possession of Paraphernalia, A Misdemeanor.last_img read more