Standoff with Elkhart man near Claypool ends without incident

first_img (Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department) A standoff at a rural Kosciusko County home ended on a quiet and calm note Thursday morning, resulting in the arrest of an Elkhart man.The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office says the standoff took place at a home just west of Claypool.Police arrested Quincy Akeem Jenkins, 27, after he peacefully surrendered to officers at the home.Prior to the standoff, Jenkins was observed getting into a utility vehicle, then exiting the vehicle and ran to a nearby home while removing articles of clothing at the same time.Jenkins after being unsuccessful in entering the first home, ran to an adjacent home where he forced entry through a back window.After Jenkins spoke with officers outside through the use of a SWAT robot, he surrendered to authorities. Previous articleStars of the Sixties rescheduled at The LernerNext articleState Police: Osceola man facing drug charges after found dealing from apartment Nick Deranek Facebook Facebook WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Google+ By Nick Deranek – October 2, 2020 0 445 Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Standoff with Elkhart man near Claypool ends without incident Twitter Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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17 Irritating weedy vines

first_imgWeedy vines in the landscape can cause mayhem for even the most proficient gardeners. Among the worst are greenbrier, honeysuckle, Virginia creeper and poison ivy.The culpritsGreenbrier (Smilax species) is native to North America. It’s related to day lilies, lilies and yucca, but all Smilax species are vines. They all have extensive underground rhizome tuber systems. Most have thorns. The plants can be male or female, and females bear black, blue or red fruits.Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is a semievergreen vine. Of the 16 to 20 species of Lonicera, only a handful are climbing vines. Most of the vines have woody rhizomes that can be hard to remove. Honeysuckle, has two types of leaves and flowers that produce a wonderful nectar.Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is native and related to grapes and porcelain vine. It grows much like grape vines and can form mass thickets. When not being weedy, Virginia creeper is known for its outstanding fall color.Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a clinging, twining vine. Most people recognize it by the old adage, “Leaves in three, leave it be!” It can produce an extensive, hard-to-remove, underground rhizome system. The plant produces an alcohol-like substance that can cause severe skin reactions, so beware when trying to remove it by hand.How’d they get into my shrubs?Many other woody vines can be weedy. But these four all have fleshy fruit that birds relish. When the fruits ripen, birds eat them and can deposit the seeds in the crown of ornamental shrubs.Seeds that pass through the bird and germinate can get a good foothold before showing up. Once they’re visibly growing inside prized shrubs, most gardeners clip out the intruder. Occasionally, this works. More often, though, the vine will keep coming back like an irritating in-law.Eliminating vines can be difficultIf pruning fails, you can always try to physically remove the plant. This often won’t be an option, though, because the vine will have emerged from the center of the shrub. Plants like smilax have an extensive underground rhizome tuber system, too. This makes digging the plant out impossible in such close quarters.With these options exhausted, you can either try to enjoy your newfound resident or consider using herbicides. Many herbicides are labeled for the control of these vines. Most, however, can’t be applied near desirable ornamentals.One herbicide, glyphosate (sold under the name “Roundup,” “Razor” and others), can be used in many ways. Here are two of the best. When the plant is fully leafed out (late April to late October), unravel the vine from the desirable plant. If you’re doing this with poison ivy, wear gloves and a long-sleeve shirt. Remove as little of the vine as possible, and be careful not to break any stems. Lay the vine on some bare ground or on a piece of plastic. Spray or sponge-apply a 5-percent solution of glyphosate. Make sure the product you use to make the 5-percent spray solution contains 41 percent or greater active-ingredient glyphosate. Be careful not to spray or let the solution drift onto desirable foliage or bark. Allow the vine to sit for 48 hours. Then cut the stem back to the ground. If the treated vine starts to regrow, spray or wipe a 5-percent glyphosate solution to the sprouts when they’re 6 to 8 inches tall. If the weedy vine can’t be unraveled from the desirable shrub, cut it as close to the ground as you can and immediately paint concentrated glyphosate on the cut stem. (Make sure it’s 41-percent or more glyphosate.) If the plant regrows, sponge on or spray a 5-percent glyphosate solution when the sprouts are 6 to 8 inches tall. By Mark Czarnota University of Georgia Volume XXVIII Number 1 Page 17last_img read more

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The Road to Richmond

first_imgFrom September 19 to 27, Richmond’s population will triple in size as cycling fans from around the world crowd the city for the UCI Road World Championships. The event is a milestone not just for Richmond but the United States as well—the last Worlds to be held on U.S. soil was nearly 30 years ago at the 1986 event in Colorado Springs.“That was before I was born,” says Team Cannondale-Garmin rider Ben King, a contender for Team U.S.A. “It’s a good opportunity for Richmond and especially good opportunity for me. I’m a very proud Virginian.”For King, who grew up riding the back roads surrounding Charlottesville, this year’s Worlds will literally be in his backyard. It’s a welcome change for King, who’s used to flying halfway around the world or across the country to get to any of the cycling industry’s premier races.“Most of my European teammates and colleagues in the sport have been to California and Utah and Colorado, but the East Coast hasn’t had a big race for years. Richmond is putting itself on the map of cycling history.”“We’re all kinda looking forward to the fact that we don’t have to deal with the jet lag and the things we normally deal with over in Europe, like do I need to bring my own French press? Do I need to bring my own coffee? Do they even drink coffee? What about creamer?”That’s Andrea Dvorak, a Crozet, Va., local and rider for Team Exergy TWENTY12. Both Dvorak and King have home turf advantage going for them, and with impressive racing resumes to back it up, these two cyclists have high chances of representing their teams at the very least, if not their country, too.More Than Just a RaceThough Richmond prevailed in the bidding process over candidate hosts like Muscat, Oman, and Quebec City, Canada, the city has some big shoes to fill. As the host for 2015 Worlds, Richmond will join the company of notable cities like Copenhagen, Florence, Melbourne, and Salzburg where cycling is as popular as football is in the States. So how will Richmond’s Worlds compare?“I think Richmond is going to stack up very well and far better than anyone realizes,” says Tim Miller, an avid cyclist, former road racer, and Richmond native. As Chief Operating Officer for Richmond 2015 Inc., the official organizing committee for Worlds, Miller has been involved with the event planning since the city placed its bid five years ago. “The Worlds event is not just about the bike race and we’re not building an event that’s just about the bike racing fans.”Between daily live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, VIP party zones, and chances for the public to run or ride like the pros in “Conquer the Cobbles,” Miller says there will be plenty of ways for spectators to occupy their time in Richmond. What’s more, the region’s burgeoning craft beer and food scene is sure to satisfy even the most exquisite of palates.“In a lot of ways we have a great blank canvas to work with here,” says Lee Kallman, vice president of marketing and development for Richmond 2015. “People all over the world are coming with their plane ticket and hotel reservation, but they couldn’t tell you where Richmond is on the map. They are going to come here with, at worst, a neutral expectation, and we’re gonna just blow them away.”Since age 16, King has raced all over the world, and he even spends half of the season training in Tuscany, Italy. But there is no place like home.“This is my favorite place to train,” he says. “It’s beautiful, first of all, and there are so many roads to explore that I can train 30-hour weeks and never ride on the same roads.”“You can ride for six hours and [not] go through a stop light or a stop sign,” Dvorak adds. “The only thing that stands in your way might be a cow that’s gotten loose.”International competitors likely won’t encounter any cows on the course, but they will face a technical 10-mile circuit (which elite men will have to ride 16 times, elite women eight) with sharp switchbacks and two steep climbs just two miles from the finish. Fast, furious, and contained completely within downtown Richmond proper, the 2015 Worlds course will be one for the spectators.“It’ll definitely be a game of who has the best team plan and who can execute that plan the best on that day,” says Dvorak. “It’s a chess match of which nation has the best strategy.”Until then, Dvorak spends as much time in the saddle as she can, training with her Miller School students and Brazilian Worlds cyclists Marcio Oliveira and Pedro Martins. Though King did not return to this year’s Tour de France, he has been busy racing at the Tour de Suisse, the Tour of Austria, and the Vuelta a España and performs maintenance training in between travels to prepare for Worlds.Here’s to Team U.S.A. saying “Checkmate, World!” Josh Lopez Photographylast_img read more

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Rooney impresses on Derby County debut with brilliant assist

first_img Loading… The Rams were beaten 2-1 by Charlton on Monday and are without a win since beating Preston North End 1-0 on November 23 – a run spanning eight games. Rooney was used as a midfielder by Cocu, where he played regularly during his final seasons at Manchester United. It was revealed back in August that Rooney would join the Rams in January as a player-coach on an initial 18-month deal. Rooney still had more than two seasons remaining on his contract at DC United but cited a desire to be closer to his family back in England. The 34-year-old enjoyed a successful period in the MLS, scoring 23 goals in 41 league games for the Washington-based club. Prior to his move to America, Rooney spent 13 years at Manchester United between 2004 and 2017, where he became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals. Read Also:Rooney debuts in Derby win against strugglers Barnsley Rooney also achieved the same feat for England, scoring 53 goals in 120 appearances for the Three Lions before retiring from international football in November 2018. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 34-year-old was named in Derby County’s starting XI and handed the captain’s armband for the Rams’ clash with Barnsley. Derby boss Philip Cocu had hinted Rooney would make his debut as a substitute but has thrown him straight into the action in a bid to revive his struggling side. Rooney is tasked with injecting new life into a Derby team sat in 17th place in the Championship table ahead of the game. And he achieved that early doors as he provided an assist from a free-kick for Jack Marriott to put Derby ahead before the half-time break. In the second half Rooney could and should have scored Derby’s second but he miscued his header from just a few yards out, as the ball dribbled wide. He was in the thick of the action again as he hit a brilliant crossfield pass to Andre Wisdom, who crossed for Martyn Waghorn, who made it 2-1. Wayne Rooney impressed on his Derby County debut as he provided a stunning assist in a 2-1 win over Barnsley at Pride Park. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In HalfThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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Tears, Smiles, Mark Marines’ Homecoming

first_img“I know he’s coming home and he’s here and he’s safe. I can hold him,” said Debbie Foley, Howell, whose smile said it all, as she anxiously awaited the return of her son, Lance Corporal Russell Peter Surdi Jr.Foley, who waited with many family members, said Surdi had been wounded while serving in Afghanistan and had been awarded the Purple Heart. He turned 23 while on deployment. But “He’s OK,” she quickly added.Latisha Robinson, who lives in Mullica Hills, in South Jersey, said the welcome home gathering was “the complete opposite,” of the atmosphere when her husband, Sergeant Markee Robinson left for his deployment.“When he’s coming home, you’re happy because you don’t have to worry about the stress.”When her husband returned, from what was his second tour, Latisha said she would, “love him, tell him I missed him,” and tell him he’s “staying home this time.”The battalion and Leatherneck, where they were responsible for providing transportation for personnel and materiel, often through strife-ridden areas and some real hot spots laden with improvised explosive devises (IEDs), said Lt. Col. Peter Mahoney, the battalion’s inspector instructor.When the bus arrived, with a police escort, and the Marines stepped off, the cheers were deafening.“It was a tough time. I was like, ‘Oh, my God, what’s going to happen?’” said Rahway resident Luciana Pires, as she waited for her son, Corporal Valter Pires.Valter said he was equally happy to be home and had immediate plans. “I’m going to eat some Portuguese food and ride my motor- cycle around the block,” he said.When Andrea Kunak finally saw her son, Sergeant John T. Sharkey, she said, “I don’t have the words to express myself.”Sharkey’s grandmother,  Martha Szaro said, “I’m so happy he’s home,” as it was his third tour.Szaro’s granddaughter and the granddaughter’s husband have also served in com- bat, with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. “We got a lot of them,” serving, she said of her family. “I’m proud. I’m proud of them all.”When Surdi was finished hugging and kissing and being hugged and kissed he said, “It feels amazing, it really does.”His next mission was, “go have a beer,” he said.“I can sleep and not worry now,” with her son home safely, Foley said. But then she thought for a moment and added, “except for all the sons and daughters still over there.” Families and friends of returning Marines await their arrival at the Red Bank Reserve Center. Credit: John BurtonBy John BurtonRED BANK – The sense of anticipation was palpable, as families and other loved ones gathered at the Monmouth Armed Forces Reserve Center last Thursday to await the arrival of their loved ones.The mood at the Reserve Center was celebratory because these mothers and fathers, husbands, wives, children and well-wishers knew that these Marines were coming home safe.The crowd was awaiting approximately 38 U.S. Marines, who were on the last leg of their journey home from a seven-month deployment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as members of the Corps’ 6th Motor Battalion, headquartered at the reserve center.It was a joyous reunion for the family and friends of approximately 38 Marines who returned to the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Red Bank last Thursday night from their service in Afghanistan. Credit: John Burtonlast_img read more

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Security guard charged for causing death by dangerous driving

first_imgLand of Canaan accidentThe West Coast Demerara (WCD) resident who drove recklessly on Sunday last, causing the death 47-year-old Garfield McPherson, was on Tuesday remanded to prison.Twenty-eight-year-old Delon Dublin of Lot 70 Anna Catherina, WCD, denied that on May 6, 2018 at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he drove motorcar PRR 6380 dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of McPherson.On the day of the accident, Dublin was transporting two passengers; Diana McGarrell and McPherson to Georgetown.The defendant was reportedly proceeding at a fast rate in the northern direction when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a nearby trench.He, along with the two injured persons, were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where McPherson succumbed to his injuries.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield had no objections to bail being granted. However, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan whom he appeared before remanded Dublin to prison. The case will continue on May 21.last_img read more

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Joe Montana speaks on Warriors dynasty, shoulder surgery, U.S. Open, 49ers odds

first_imgPEBBLE BEACH — Joe Montana knows dynasties, and he knows the challenges facing the Warriors, who were dethroned Thursday night and denied a third straight NBA title and fourth in five years.“It’s hard to win that many times in a row,” Montana said Friday at the U.S. Open, where he is the honorary ambassador. “They’ve been to five straight. Eventually, physically, you wear out. I mean, playing that many extra games every year, it’s going to happen.“Hopefully you don’t see those types of …last_img

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Bajaj Auto introduces new look Pulsars

first_imgBajaj Auto has launched Pulsars with an exciting range of two-tone colours.The new range is all set to re-define the sporty and sought-after design of the Pulsar 150, 180 and 220. This new range will now provide Pulsar enthusiasts choice of three striking colours including Pearl Metallic White, Sapphire Blue and Cocktail Wine Red. The new two tone Pulsars will be available at no additional cost.Commenting on the launch of new range of Pulsars with two-tone colors, Mr. Sumeet Narang, VP (Marketing), Bajaj Auto said: “The Pulsar is India’s No1 Sports bike for more than a decade now. As a market leader in the sports category it’s our endeavor to constantly offer our customers state of the art technology, best in class features and performance and of course great styling. We had earlier introduced vibrant two-tones in the Pulsar 200NS and received an overwhelming response from our customers and hence we have now extended the concept on the entire range of Pulsars. We are confident that the new avatars of Pulsar will appeal to the new age biker, who is seeking a bike that not only offers great technology, but also unparalleled aesthetics.” The success of Pulsar range is an acknowledgement of Bajaj Auto’s commitment to unparalleled design and development.last_img read more

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10 months agoAA Gent in Crystal Palace talks for Alexander Sorloth

first_imgAA Gent in Crystal Palace talks for Alexander Sorlothby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have welcomed an approach from AA Gent for Alexander Sorloth.The Belgians are keen on a loan deal for the Norway international, says HLN.And Palace are happy with the proposal, believing six months away will do Sorloth’s self-belief some good.At Gent, the striker will be reunited with his former FC Midtjylland coach Jess Thorup.With FCM, Sorloth scored 10 goals in 19 games in 2017 before joining Palace for €9m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: I know my January targets

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: I know my January targetsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he’s better prepared for the January transfer window after the hectic festive period.The Austrian looks lightly to make some acquisitions next month with Saints currently sitting one spot out of the drop zone on goal difference.”I knew it from the beginning when I was coming here. I knew exactly what a brutal schedule is waiting for us in the first weeks,” he admitted.”To prepare a new team, to know the new players, how they play and what they can do for you and that’s an important part today to give players a chance. I saw them only for now just practicing and not under pressure in a Premier League game.”If I want to make decisions in January about new transfers I need to know everyone in the team.”Therefore, I need the impressions that I got and it’s an important game for me.”I saw a young Kayne Ramsay who made a good job, I saw Prowsey performed really well and that’s important for me so I can make decisions in January.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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