Teen hits four people with car during an altercation

first_imgAuthorities in Homestead have arrested an 18-year-old woman who reportedly purposely ran over several people during an altercation.The incident occurred on Wednesday.Officials say Jacqueline Hernandez was at her home when she noticed several people she knew drive by in a Volkswagen Jetta.She and her friend then decided to follow the vehicle and when they found it, the two stopped their car right in front of the other car.Hernandez’ friend jumped out of the vehicle as the occupants of the other vehicle got out of their car and an argument ensued.At that point, Hernandez put her car in reverse and accelerated, striking one of the victims. She then accelerated again and struck two other victims and her friend.The friend was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, while another victim suffered multiple wrist and elbow fractures and was taken to Homestead Hospital.During a police interview, Hernandez told them “that she was just trying to bump the victims with her bumper, not kill them.”Hernandez was arrested and is now facing four counts each of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University Trustee Scholarships Awarded to Three Students Transferring to…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University has named Nicole Macaluso, Patrick Ross and Sandra Trevino as recipients of its 2018-2019 Trustee Scholarships, among the most significant honors given by the University. Each year, the scholarships are awarded to outstanding transfer students who exemplify the University’s commitment to academic excellence, community service and the Benedictine values that form the bedrock of the Saint Martin’s community.“These students rose to the top among the most competitive pool of applicants we have seen for the duration of the Trustee Scholarship. Each student comes here with high levels of achievement, determination and compelling life stories. We are delighted to honor these three for their outstanding efforts and are thrilled they are joining the Saints community,” said Caitlin Gordon, senior transfer admissions counselor.Trustee Scholarships are reserved for students transferring to Saint Martin’s from a community college, and who either have completed or are completing their associate degree with a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Each Trustee Scholar will receive a $26,000 scholarship, which will be divided among four semesters of study.Nicole Macaluso hopes to study and be an active member of the women’s soccer team. Photo courtesy: Saint Martin’s UniversityMacaluso, from Kuna, Idaho, is a biology major from Walla Walla Community College. At Saint Martin’s, she hopes to pursue her studies while being an active member of the women’s soccer team. At Kuna High School she was a four-year varsity soccer player, graduating with a 4.0 GPA and highest honors. After transferring to Walla Walla Community College, she became a National Merit Scholar, made the president’s/vice president’s list, received the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Academic Excellence award by maintaining a 3.9 GPA and was on the women’s soccer team that recently went undefeated and took first in the NWAC East Region Conference. She recently graduated from Walla Walla Community College with an associate of arts degree and an associate degree in biology. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she plans to apply for nursing or medical school and specialize in pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys doing community service and helping others, spending time with her family and friends, reading and skiing.At Saint Martin’s, Patrick Ross hopes to attain his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. Photo courtesy: Saint Martin’s UniversityRoss, from Tacoma and originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a civil engineering major from Tacoma Community College. At Saint Martin’s, he hopes to attain his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. He attended La Cueva High School in Albuquerque and went on to the University of New Mexico, where he took classes for a year. Later, he moved to Washington with his girlfriend, Kyley, and worked as a cable technician before deciding that he wanted to return to school. He recently graduated from Tacoma Community College with an associate of arts degree and an associate of science degree. Ross would like to one day be part of a team that works on bridge design in the Tacoma-Seattle area.Photo courtesy: Saint Martin’s UniversityTrevino, from Auburn and originally from Tehuacan, Mexico, is a social work major from Green River College. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Auburn and, after graduating, worked in the aerospace industry for a few years. At Green River College, she majored in criminal justice and minored in forensic science. She was accepted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served as an intern detention officer at the Pierce County Juvenile Detention Center, where she mentored children in need of guidance. Trevino, who is fluent in both English and Spanish, hopes to become a social worker and serve the Latino community. She is a first-generation college student.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washing­ton. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedic­tine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 340 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 350 more students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

Earthquake Felt In Two River Area

first_imgBy Jennifer Driscoll |A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Dover, Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 30, with people from Virginia to Massachusetts feeling its effects. Earthquakes in this area are rare; according to the U.S. Geological Survey, Delaware is only considered a medium seismic risk state, and there is no known fault line where the earthquake occurred.Social media erupted with reactions as people along the East Coast felt the quake. The tremors were felt all across Monmouth County, ranging in intensity from magnitude 2.0 to 3.0. Many were surprised by the shaking – some said they thought it was just caused by a large gust of wind or a truck driving by. Others turned to Facebook and Twitter to confirm their suspicions of an earthquake, describing how their entire houses were shaking, with chandeliers swinging and doors rattling. Although the quake caught many off guard, there were no reported damage or injuries.This article was first published in the Dec. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Nelson management turns to former skipper Mario DiBella to right the Leafs ship

first_imgIt didn’t take the Nelson Leafs long to find a skipper to replace Dave McLellan, who unexpectedly resigned earlier this week.Nelson Leafs Hockey Society president John Dooley said the Heritage City franchise has turned to former coach Mario DiBella to right the rudderless ship of the once-mighty Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team.The decision came five days after the Leaf board decided to part ways with former coach and GM, Dave McLellan and assistant coach Greg Andrusak.”We felt Mario had experience with the organization as a previous coach and also coached at the (BC Hockey) Major Midget program so he new a lot of the kids locally and from the area,” Leaf president John Dooley told The Nelson Daily Sunday.”We felt (Mario) was in line with the values we have for the team and was the right person for the job,” Dooley adds.DiBella, 59, takes over the team’s Head Coach and General Manager positions, effective immediately.Dooley said everyone, including Sean Dooley and Stathis Dimopolus, two assistant coaches that remained with the team for the final game in Spokane Wednesday before the Christmas break, have been put on notice they may, or may not, return to the Leafs as DiBella now is tasked with the decision to put his support group together.Dooley said other people came forward, but it was DiBella, a pillar in Nelson’s hockey community, that showed the most interest. “Some other people said they were interested but we didn’t get much more from them,” Dooley explained. “When Mario put his name forward we met with him and made the decision (today).”DiBella, owner and operator of Martech Electrical Systems and Marwest Industries as well as an active supporter of minor sports in Nelson, must right a Leaf ship that lost 15 of 18 games since October 31.Nelson currently sits in fourth spot in the Murdoch Division with a 14-19-0-0-1 record, three points behind third-place Grand Forks Border Bruins and trails division-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks by 17 points.DiBella comes to the Leafs with experience in the KIJHL, having coached the Leafs from 2000-2002.But he brings so much more to the team having been part of various levels from BC High Performance Zone, Provincial Camps for Team BC and Team Pacific to Head Coach of the Major Midget Kootenay Ice and the local BC Hockey Female AAA team, Kootenay Wildcats — now the Kootenay Wild. DiBella has also scouted for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Westside Warriors in the BC Hockey League and the Melville Millionaires in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.DiBella is a Mentor Skills Instructor for Hockey Canada and is accredited with Hockey Canada’s Advanced Coaching certification. Before making the leap in to coaching, DiBella played for the Nelson Junior Maple Leafs, Penticton Broncos (BCHL), Grand Forks Border Bruins, Taber Golden Suns (AJHL) before completing his competitive career as netminder for Nelson Maple Leafs of the Western International Junior Hockey League.He was a two time first team all-star in the KIJHL and led the league in goals against average in the 1983 season with the senior Leafs. He has received several coaching recognition awards and has been instrumental in developing local players both in the male and female categories.”Mario’s job is to put his group together and more forward from here to a positive second half of the season,” Dooley said.”We want him to bring structure back to this program. . .. To focus on the development of players and education and relations within the community.”Values we believe in as a board.” DiBella’s first game at the helm will be December 30th against the Beaver Valley Nighthawks in Fruitvale.The first home game is the annual New Year’s Eve contest against the Nitehawks December 31 at 2:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–Breaking last from the rail in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, the Dale Romans-trained Birdatthewire flew late under Mike Smith to take Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes by a half length, as she covered seven furlongs in 1:22.31.Fourth in the Grade II Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, Birdatthewire, in her first-ever appearance at Santa Anita, was off at 10-1 and paid $23.80, $10.00 and $5.80. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Summer Bird, Birdatthewire is now a perfect two for two at seven furlongs and has four wins from 11 overall starts.“Before the race, I thought that we might have a tough time getting there in time, since she’s a late runner and it’s seven furlongs,” said Smith, who was aboard for the first time today. “But during the running of the race, we were already in contention at the half mile pole!“Dale told me that she likes to run out when she’s making her run, ‘So just let her.’ So, as long as she kept catching them, I just kept letting her run to the outside. We were way past the middle of the racetrack, but she just kept running…This is the only time I’ve been on her, but I’m certain she’s getting better. I certainly hope I get to ride her at some point again.”With the winner’s share of $180,000, Birdatthewire’s lifetime earnings now stand at $569,090, with $526,790 of that having been banked this year.“I think it was the perfect combination,” said owner Tom Camp on behalf of Forum Racing IV. “Mike Smith is known for his liking to take horses (to the) outside, and we got out there with some room to run. When we came into the stretch, I thought we had a decent chance to catch Hot City Girl.”Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Hot City Girl carved out fractions of 22.71, 45.35 and 1:10.18. Off at 7-2, she was a handy second by 1 ¼ lengths over favored Cavorting and paid $5.40 and $3.20.Ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., Cavorting was a no-excuse third at 7-5 and paid $2.60 to show.“I got a perfect trip,” said Ortiz, Jr. “I can’t complain. I broke good. I got a good position and heading for home, she was doing great…She just got beat. She did everything right.”Run as the seventh race on a nine-race card, the La Brea was the third of four graded stakes on Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Opening Day.last_img read more

Ill pensioner’s home ransacked by burglar

first_imgUpdated 2pm 29/10/2019Gardaí are investigating the burglary of a pensioner’s home in Lifford on Friday night.The incident occurred at Croaghan Heights on Gallows Lane near the town centre, where an elderly woman’s home was broken into and ransacked as the thief, or thieves, searched for cash. The woman was fortunately not home on the night, as she has been unwell and was staying with her sister.No money was taken in the incident and no other items were stolen.The burglary has left the family badly shaken and they are warning other Lifford residents to look out for their neighbours.“Keep an eye out for the old folk who could be vulnerable and make sure they’re safe. God knows what would have happened if Mum was at home,” said a family member. Gardaí have launched an investigation into the break-in.If anyone in the Croaghan Heights area or the Lifford area in general noticed any unusual behaviour or movements of people or vehicles on the 25th and 26th of October (Friday/Saturday) between 4pm and 9am, please contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.Ill pensioner’s home ransacked by burglar was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Giants tweak starting staff, move Drew Pomeranz to bullpen

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Drew Pomeranz is moving to the bullpen and Conner Menez will start Sunday in his Major League debut, manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday before the Giants faced the New York Mets in the third of four games between the two teams this weekend at Oracle Park.Pomeranz was solid in his July 16 start in Colorado against the Rockies, allowing one earned run in five innings in what became an 8-4 Giants win. But Pomeranz, signed by the Giants in January, has largely struggled this season, …last_img read more

Colleges partner for biotechnology degree

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wilmington College and Sinclair Community College have entered into a partnership agreement designed to enhance higher education opportunities in the biotechnology field for students of both institutions.Effective with the 2017-18 academic year, students who have completed Sinclair’s Associate of Applied Science degree in biotechnology can enroll at Wilmington College (WC) in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a concentration in biotechnology.While the agreement includes requirements such as a minimum 2.0 cumulative, grade point average, the goal is a seamless transfer for Sinclair graduates into WC’s baccalaureate degree program, according to Wilmington College’s Erika Goodwin, vice president for academic affairs.She said both institutions recognize biotechnology as a promising career option and added that the sciences represent an academic area in which both WC and Sinclair excel. Indeed, Wilmington College last year opened its new Center for the Sciences and Agriculture as the largest academic facility on campus.“Biotechnology is a 21st century career that offers numerous employment advantages,” Goodwin said. “Students at both institutions have the benefit of excellent science departments and, in the case of our articulation agreement, it represents literally a symbiotic relationship between WC and Sinclair that fosters student success.”Susan Luken, Sinclair associate professor of biology/biotechnology, said, Sinclair’s students are excited about “the opportunity to easily transition” to a four-year college to continue their education.“Our biotechnology program graduates currently enrolled at Wilmington College have expressed how much they have enjoyed the campus and the program,” she said.Goodwin noted that Wilmington College’s Transfer Advantage program will apply to Sinclair students. WC has instituted a policy, effective fall 2018, in which students who have been admitted to the College possessing either an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution, like Sinclair, will have fulfilled their general education requirements at WC and likely be admitted with junior class status.This would allow most students to finish their bachelor’s degree in two years, and, with their general education requirements completed while attending a two-year school, have the opportunity to add a minor or second major while at WC.last_img read more

Erring Belga fined, suspended

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games It was already Belga’s sixth flagrant foul and seventh technical foul for this season.The Sorsogon native will serve his suspension on the Elasto Painters’ game against TNT on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRain or Shine center Beau Belga has been slapped a P17,500 fine and a one-game suspension following his ejection on Sunday.Already charged with a technical foul early in the game, the burly big man was whistled with a flagrant foul penalty one after a skirmish with Kia center Jason Ballesteros midway through the third quarter which led to his ouster.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES NCAA: Perpetual Help extends Arellano’s slide Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READlast_img read more