Arkansas deputy killed in shooting, alleged suspect ‘down’: Officials

first_imgUPDATE: we are sad to report that the coroner has been called to the scene for the deputy involved in the shooting we are asking for prayers for all involved and for the deputies family— Stone County Office of Emergency Management (@county_of) July 18, 2019The deputy was a Stone County Sheriff’s deputy.The office said in a tweet that the alleged shooter was “down,” but did not elaborate. The incident occurred near the area of Flag Road in southwest Stone County.Arkansas State Police confirmed to ABC News the deputy died at the scene. Another person, who was not identified, was also killed and one person was wounded, state police said in a news release.Agents with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. vmargineanu/iStock(STONE COUNTY, Ark.) — An Arkansas sheriff’s deputy was one of two people killed in a shooting Thursday morning, authorities said.“We are sad to report that the coroner has been called to the scene for the deputy involved in the shooting. We are asking for prayers for all involved and for the deputies family,” the Stone County Office of Emergency Management said in a tweet.last_img read more

Eunice Miller

first_imgDue to the COVID restrictions at the time of Eunice’s death, the Governor’s mandate limited her services to immediate family. Now that larger social gatherings are allowed, the family would like to invite you to join them 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20th, for a memorial mass at St. Louis Church. Following the service, a Celebration of Life will be held St. Peter’s Parish Hall in St. Peter’s.last_img

Land Rights Bill Receives Support from the Legislature

first_imgIt was interactive, it was informative, and it was quite rewarding. On Friday March 27, 2015, the Land Commission held a retreat for select members of the National Legislature on the draft Land Rights Bill.The retreat took place at the Fairground in Buchanan and brought together members of the House and Senate Standing Committees on Lands, Mines and Energy, Natural Resources and Environment, Internal Affairs, Judiciary and Executive.Buchanan City Mayor, Hon. Julia K. Bono Mellish, welcomed the officials to the City of Buchanan and wished them fruitful deliberations.In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the Land Commission, Dr. Cecil T. O. Brandy told the Lawmakers that the Land Commission is inundated with diverse land issues despite the accomplishments that have been made regarding land policy and land law reform.He said the issue of land rights and security of tenure is fundamental to how Liberians relate to their communities and how they view themselves as citizens of Liberia as underpinned in the Constitution.Dr. Brandy told the Lawmakers that in spite of the many positive strides the Land Commission continues to make, budgetary support to implement planned programs and projects remains a challenge, to the point where Commissioners and senior staff have not received scratch cards and gasoline since 2012.He pleaded with the Lawmakers to utilize their lobbying skills and encourage their colleagues to pass into law, the Land Rights Bill, which was submitted to the National Legislature by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in December 2014.In separate remarks, the Senators and Representatives pointed out that it was their pleasing duty and oversight responsibility to attend such an interactive forum where they gained valuable insight of the draft Bill and learned lessons about the Commission that will guide them in not only passing the Bill into law, but also making decisions regarding budgetary allotment to the Commission given the high volume of work it has been entrusted to perform.They thanked the Land Commission for the excellent work being done throughout the years of existence but however expressed shock over the financial squeeze being faced by the Land Commission to do its work.They assured the Chairman and Board of Commissioners that they will use whatever means available to them to ensure that the Land Rights Bill is passed into law for the benefit of all Liberians and the nation as a whole.Representative Gabriel Smith said “Land is Life” and therefore appealed to the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to seriously consider increasing the budgetary allotment to the Commission.Both Senator J. Gbleh-bo Brown and Representative WessehBlamoh expressed fear over boundary harmonization of counties, districts and clans, which remains a challenge for the Land Commission and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.  They emphasized that in order to avoid land conflicts; the issue of boundary harmonization should be addressed.Senators Henry W. Yallah, Commany B. Wesseh and Edward B. Dagoseh said with the exchanges of views on the draft Land Rights Bill, and with particular reference to the customary land tenure, they now have hope that Liberia is on the path to development.Representatives Lester Paye and W. SaywahDunah also expressed similar sentiments on customary land ownership and said that the land governance structure and means of acquiring customary land should be clearly defined.  The retreat produced candid exchanges of views between the LC Board of Commissioners, the legal team of Heritage Partners led by Cllr. Nagbalee Warner and legislators on the substantive portions of the Bill, particularly the customary land rights category, which recognizes the ownership rights of local communities to their land and non-mineral surface rights, including forest and water.The retreat was sponsored by the Land Commission, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the World Bank and facilitated by Heritage Partners and Associates led by its Senior Managing Partner, Cllr. Nagbalee Warner, the lead drafter of the Land Rights Act.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ICE bring gold home from Alberta

first_imgThe girls put forth a dominating effort in the Provincial’s Division 3, which included 26 other teams, winning a gold medal with an impressive record of seven wins and zero losses.In the Final match up, the ICE defeated the Rally from Taber, Alberta in two sets, thanks in large part to the ICE’s scorching serves.Following the championship, ICE members Jamie Lee and Jessica Maclean were named All-Stars.- Advertisement -After returning home with championship status, the team’s next task will be running a Mother’s Day fundraiser, selling flower pots outside of Dairy Queen Friday, May 11.last_img

Simon lifts Portugal Ladies Open title

first_img17 May 2011 Simon trailed France’s Gwladys Nocera by one shot heading into the third and final round after rounds of 66 and 67 had left her on 11-under-par. Nocera had led by two shots from Simon, fellow South African Stacey Lee Bregman and Australian Sarah Kemp after the first round. ‘I just had to play my own game’Interviewed by the Ladies European Tour (LET) afterwards, Simon said: “The conditions were very difficult this morning, a lot of wind, and I knew I just had to play my own game. She sank four birdies and carded one bogey over the outward nine and followed that up with a further four birdies, as well as two bogeys, over the inward nine to end with an astonishing eight birdies over the last 18 holes. Birdie spreeNeeding to make up only one shot in the final round, Simon responded with a birdie spree, littered with the occasional bogey, to pull comfortably clear. Reflecting on her second LET title, Simon said: “It’s basically exactly four years ago since I had won. I was 18 at the time, very young, and I’ve been working hard for about a year-and-a-half now, so it feels very rewarding.” South African golfer Ashleigh Simon closed with a superb five-under-par 67 in tough, windy conditions to win the ISPS Handa Portugal Ladies Open by three shots at CampoReal Resort and Spa near Lisbon on Sunday. Young South African Connie Chen, aged just 18, was a victim of the difficult conditions on the last day, tumbling to a six-over 78, to finish tied for 38th on five-over-par 221. With rounds of 66, 67 and 67, Simon finished on 16-under-par 200. Nocera posted rounds of 64, 68, and 71 to claim second on 13-under 203. It was the second professional victory of the 22-year-old’s career. Her first came in only her third tournament as a pro at the 2007 Catalonia Ladies Masters in Spain. “I was six ahead with three to play and I dropped at 16 and Gwladys birdied so all of a sudden it [the lead] went to four [shots], but then, after the birdie on 17 and the drive down 18, I knew that it [the title] was mine.” ‘I putted well’She pinpointed her short game as the reason for her success, saying: “I think my short game really saved me. I putted well and when I had to make the up-and-downs I did.” “I started off with a birdie, which is always a good thing, and I just played really solidly throughout the day and kept steady and wasn’t really watching leaderboards or worrying what Gwladys (Nocera) was doing. Simon also said she felt comfortable throughout the event because the conditions were similar to those back home in South Africa. It was a spectacular effort in testing conditions, a fact which was underlined by the fact that Nocera and Bregman’s 71s, four shots worse off than Simon, were the second best rounds of the final day, during which many players ballooned to well over par. For Nocera, the final round went awry from the start with successive bogeys, but she fought back well to finish under-par for the day. Bregman sixthStacey Lee Bregman was let down by a 73 in the second round, but bookended that effort with solid rounds of 66 and 71 to finish in sixth place along with England’s Georgina Simpson on six-under-par 210. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands, who recently won the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, finished third, seven shots behind Simon on nine-under-par 207.last_img read more

Police in M.P. district on toes after bomb threat to BJP MLA

first_imgThe Vidisha district police have stepped up security at the railway station, government hospital and bus stand in Ganj Basoda, whose MLA Leena Jain received an anonymous letter on Monday threatening to blow up her and the Union Home Minister. “As a preventive measure, a bomb disposal squad reached Vidisha from Bhopal on Monday. Four to six officials with hand-held metal detectors are randomly screening people entering the public facilities. We have also deployed a tracker dog,” said Vinayak Verma, Vidisha Superintendent of Police.The hand-written letter was received by the BJP MLA at her office at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, she confirmed. Besides the leaders, it threatened to blow up public places. “I had filed a complaint with the police after receiving the letter. I don’t suspect anyone for the threat as I don’t have any adversaries,” Ms. Jain told The Hindu. ‘Writer clueless’ “Prima facie, the letter appears to have been written from within Ganj Basoda. Its ostensibly non-serious language indicates the writer is clueless about what he wrote. For instance, it has been undersigned by ‘Bomb bananey wala’, which doesn’t indicate anything. Yet, it could be a threat to public security,” added Mr. Verma. The police were coordinating with the State ATS , the GRP and the RPF to track down the accused. An FIR has been registered against unknown persons.last_img read more

BSY wins trust vote Speaker resigns

first_imgBengaluru: The three-day-old BJP government in Karnataka headed by B S Yediyurappa on Monday proved its majority in the truncated state Assembly sailing through the confidence motion by a voice vote.Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar announced his resignation soon after Yediyurappa won the trust vote in a process lasting less than an hour after the House met. With the BJP comfortably placed in the numbers game after the disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs that reduced the effective strength of the House, the opposition Congress and JDS did not press for the division. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Speaker declared that the one-line motion expressing confidence in the Ministry headed by Yediyurappa had been adopted by the House. On the eve of the trust vote, Kumar had disqualified 11 Congress MLAs and three JDS lawmakers till the end of the current term of the House in 2023, in addition to three earlier, bringing down the majority mark to 105, equivalent of the current strength of 105 of the BJP, which also enjoyed the support of an Independent. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe Congress has 66 members, JDS 34, the Speaker one (who has a casting vote in case of a tie) and one expelled BSP member who was thrown out of the party for violating its directive to support the H D Kumaraswamy government during the trust vote on July 23. As was also expected, the Speaker announced his resignation after a 14-month-long tenure in office, amid reports that the BJP was mulling moving a no-confidence motion against him. “I have decided to relieve myself from this office… I have decided to resign,” Kumar said and handed over his resignation letter to the Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy.last_img read more