Aurora man arrested after attempted robbery from drug dealer

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — An Aurora man has been arrested after police say he fired a gun during an attempt to rob a drug dealer.Police say that four people traveled to Lawrenceburg to an abandoned home on the 200 block of East High Street.Matthew Hartoford, 21, was one of four involved in the incident.Police say that Hartford and another male tried to steal 1.5 ounces of marijuana from the dealer, while the driver and a passenger drove to a parking garage nearby and waited.During the attempted robbery, a fight occurred.During the fight, a gun fell out of Hartford’s pants.During a struggle over the gun, it fired and everyone fled the scene.Multiple witnesses reported hearing two gunshots.The 2 ran to the waiting car and left the scene.Lawrenceburg officers stopped the vehicle on US 50 in Greendale.Police found several firearms in the car and on Hartford.Hartford was arrested on charges of Carrying a Handgun without a License, Criminial Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct.last_img read more

Osaka beats  Azarenka to claim  her third Grand Slam title

first_imgBy Jonathan JurejkoNAOMI Osaka demonstrated her growing maturity to fight back against Victoria Azarenka in a compelling US Open final and claim her third Grand Slam title.Japanese fourth seed Osaka, 22, won 1-6 6-3 6-3 for her second US Open title.Osaka was overwhelmed in the first set and was in danger of trailing 3-0 in the second before recovering to win 10 of the next 11 games to take momentum.Belarusian Azarenka, playing in her first major final since 2013, lost serve for 5-3 in the decider.Osaka shrieked with joy as she took her second match point, then calmly laid out on the court and stared at the New York sky as she contemplated her latest achievement.Osaka’s level raised considerably as 31-year-old Azarenka was unable to maintain the intensity she showed in a one-sided opening set.The fightback ensured Osaka, who won the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open, maintained her record of winning every Grand Slam final she has played in.\”I don’t want to play you in any more finals, I didn’t really enjoy that, it was a really tough match for me,” Osaka jokingly told Azarenka.“It was really inspiring for me because I used to watch you play here when I was younger. I learned a lot, so thank you.”Osaka’s maiden victory at Flushing Meadows two years ago came in straight sets against Serena Williams in a hostile environment following the American’s infamous argument with umpire Carlos Ramos.This second success could not have been more different.Here she had to fight back from a set down against an inspired Azarenka – and navigate a tricky decider which could have swung either way – on a virtually empty Arthur Ashe Stadium because of the coronavirus pandemic.“For me, I just thought it would be embarrassing to lose this under an hour,” said Osaka, who will rise to third in the world after her win.Osaka looked a little lost as Azarenka overwhelmed her in a fast start, hitting 13 unforced errors and struggling to cope with the Belarusian’s proactive play and controlled aggression.Draping a towel over her head at changeovers was a sign of Osaka’s concerns. Her attempts to collect her thoughts and regain her composure did not initially work, however.Another wayward forehand prompted a frustrated Osaka to throw her racquet to the floor in disgust.Eventually, though, the mental resilience which she says she has developed over recent months came to the fore.That resulted in a major momentum shift in her favour as Azarenka threatened to move 3-0 ahead in the second set.A rasping forehand by Osaka proved pivotal, not only in the game, but ultimately in the whole match as she seized control to level.The former world number one maintained that level in the decider to earn a 4-1 lead, but was unable to convert one of three break points to move 5-1 ahead.That might have proved costly when Azarenka immediately put the set back on serve, only for Osaka to battle back again by winning what proved to be the final two games.last_img read more

City Close to Signing Tottenham’s Walker in a £50m Deal

first_imgWalker, who joined Tottenham from Sheffield United in 2009, will not join up with Spurs for the start of their pre-season training today.Instead, he will travel with City on Monday to start their tour of the USA.City boss Pep Guardiola released three full-backs at the end of last season, including both right-sided players – Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna.He missed out on the signing of free agent Dani Alves, with the Brazilian joining Paris St-Germain on Wednesday.Walker made 183 Premier League appearances for Spurs and he has won 27 England caps.The defender, selected in the 2016-17 Premier League team of the year, will become City’s third signing of the summer, after the arrivals of midfielder Bernardo Silva and goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City is close to completing the signing of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker.The 27-year-old is expected to have a medical and complete the transfer today after the clubs agreed a deal on Wednesday worth £50m plus add-ons.last_img read more

UFC fighter Alistair Overeem suffers GRUESOME injury with lip hanging from his face

first_img COMMENT After a brief fight of four rounds, Alistair Overeem held a superior place in the judge’s scorecard but as Mike Tyson said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”. Undefeated Jairzinho Rozzenstruik planted a deadly punch over Alistair Overeem’s face, leaving him strangled with a horrific cut in the final minutes of the fight. If you have the courage, take a look at Alistair Overeem’s injury. Alistair Overeem is one of the finest heavyweights to have ever played the sport of MMA. “The Demolition Man” has gifted fans a lot of spectacular moments in his career till now and his latest fight was definitely one of them. Well, Alistair Overeem got brutally knocked out by Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the final round of their five-round fight but Overeem’s ability to take dirty shots impressed UFC fans all over the world. WATCH US LIVE Written By Getting stitched up. Lip not to sexy at the moment.. a little bit a fast stoppage if u ask me – but hope u guys enjoyed the fight 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽😌— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) December 8, 2019 LIVE TV Also Read | UFC Attacks Mark Hunt And Demands $388,000 In Attorney Fees Following Court WinUFC: Throwback to Alistair Overeem’s another horrific nightThis is not the first time for Alistair Overeem since “The Demolition Man” has been victimised with brutal knockouts in the past. No doubt he has done the same to many of his opponents but Overeem’s fate has not been on his side in a lot of fights. Before Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Francis Ngannou did something similar with Alistair Overeem. Take a look at Francis Ngannou’s deadly right hand that left Alistair Overeem out cold at UFC 218 co-main event. Raj Sarkar Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 16:50 IST UFC Fighter Alistair Overeem Suffers GRUESOME Injury With Lip Hanging From His Face Alistair Overeem put down a massive show in his latest fight at UFC on ESPN 7. However, Jairzinho Rozenstruik got the last laugh with a deadly knockout. Also Read | UFC News: Frankie Edgar Replaces Brian Ortega At UFC Fight Night 165Also Read | UFC: Justin Gaethje Baits Conor McGregor For A Future Fight By Ridiculing His Comeback First Published: 9th December, 2019 16:50 IST Also Read | UFC: Former Champion Renan Barao Released From UFC After 5 Straight LossesUFC: Alistair Overeem suffers horrific lip injuryThe UFC veteran with 45 victories faced the 18th loss of his MMA career on Saturday night against the undefeated Surinamese. Well, Alistair Overeem was about to break Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s undefeated streak but fate turned out differently in the fifth round, as Alistair Overeem faced one of the most horrific injuries of his UFC career. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Freeman lights up Sydney Olympics to kick off new millennium

first_imgLast Updated: 15th August, 2020 06:58 IST Freeman Lights Up Sydney Olympics To Kick Off New Millennium With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.After igniting the cauldron to open the first Games of the millennium, Cathy Freeman lit up Sydney Olympic Stadium again 10 nights later by winning an era-defining gold medal for Australia.Images of Freeman in the luminescent full-length costume she wore at the opening ceremony and in her hooded, full-length racing suit have become iconic of the 2000 Olympics. She was the first person to light the cauldron and win a gold medal at the same Olympics.Freeman surged past Lorraine Graham and Katharine Merry to win the women’s 400 meters in front of 112,524 spectators. After unzipping her racing suit and sitting down on the track to take off her running shoes, Freeman collected the red, yellow and black Indigenous flag and the Australian flag for a victory lap.It was Australia’s 100th Olympic gold medal, and one of significance. Freeman had been criticized in 1994 by a team official when she carried the two flags to celebrate a victory at the Commonwealth Games. But after becoming the first Aboriginal person from Australia to win an individual Olympic gold, she was universally celebrated.“The whole story has become larger than who I am,” Freeman said in a reflection for the International Olympic Committee. She played a powerful role for the reconciliation movement in Australia, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have become the most disadvantaged minority group since British settlement in 1788.Influential Olympic figure Sebastian Coe later described that Sept. 25, 2000, session of track and field as the best he’d ever seen. That night also featured Michael Johnson defending his 400 title, Jonathan Edwards winning the triple jump, and a classic 10,000 final when Haile Gebrselassie edged Paul Tergat in a sprint finish.After two weeks of hearing “no worries, mate” from chirpy volunteers and ’Oi, oi, oi!” from Aussie crowds, long-time IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch gave the games his highest rating, declaring Sydney as the “best Olympic Games ever.”DUEL IN THE POOLA 17-year-old Ian Thorpe set the tone on his first day of competition with a world record in the 400-meter freestyle before anchoring the Australian team to a dramatic win in the 4×100 freestyle relay by overhauling American Gary Hall Jr. But it was the U.S. team that surged back to win the duel in the pool, taking 14 golds against five apiece for Australia and Netherlands. Sprinters Inge de Bruijn (3) and Pieter van den Hoogenband (2) collected all the Dutch gold medals between them.ERIC THE EELEric Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea won the hearts of the crowd and millions watching on TV when he swam in the 100-meter freestyle despite the fact he’d only trained for a few months.Some feared Moussambani would drown as he flailed, almost without putting his head in the water, but he managed to complete two laps solo.Moussambani received a raucous, standing ovation despite his slow time and became one of the unlikely heroes of the games.RULON RULESIn one of the biggest shockers, Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin, a three-time defending gold medalist, lost the super heavyweight title match to American outsider Rulon Gardner.Gardner, who’d never won a major medal, later said of his win: “It wasn’t until it was over that I knew I could.”Samaranch had attended the final expecting to present a fourth Olympic gold medal to Karelin, who had never lost in international competition and had not surrendered a point in a decade.LOST GOLDU.S. sprinter Marion Jones was among the biggest stars of the games, finishing with three gold medals — including the 100- and 200-meters — and two bronzes.She achieved this despite the backdrop of allegations her husband, shot putter C.J. Hunter, had used steroids and was caught in a pre-Games test.Jones repeatedly denied doping but, in 2007, she admitted lying to federal agents about her use of performance-enhancing drugs before the Sydney Games and pleaded guilty in court. She spent six months in jail and the IOC stripped Jones of all five of her Olympic medals.The gold medal for the women’s 100 in Sydney was not re-awarded.OARSOME ACHIEVEMENTSteve Redgrave became Britain’s most successful Olympian when his crew won the coxless fours, giving him rowing gold medals at five consecutive Olympics. Redgrave won his first Olympic gold in the coxed fours at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, and retired after winning in Sydney.GIVING IT A TRITriathlon made its Olympic debut with Brigitte McMahon winning the women’ gold for Switzerland, passing Aussie Michelie Jones in the shadows of the Sydney Opera House in one of the events of the Games.Image credits: AP COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE First Published: 15th August, 2020 06:58 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Taxi driver remanded for cocaine, guns, ammo possession

first_imgA taxi driver of Duncan Street, Campbellville, Georgetown who was on Independence Day busted with three guns, matching ammunition and a quantity of cocaine when Police descended on his home following a report of domestic violence, was on Tuesday morning remanded to prison by City Magistrate Annette Singh.Trevor Rodriguez, 32, was charged with having in his possession 11.363 kilos of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; one 9mm pistol, a Glock 9mm pistol and a .357 Taurus Magnum revolver along with matching rounds in his possession without being the holder of a firearm licence.On the day in question, Rodriguez had threatened to shoot his wife, Amanda Rodriquez, who in fear reported the incident to a co-worker who then quickly communicated the report to another co-worker who readily came to the rescue of the woman. Prosecutor Simmons related that the co-worker took away the gun from the perpetrator and contacted Police officials, who swooped down on the couple’s premises. The woman reportedly handed the pistol over to ranks who conducted a search on the said premises, leading to the discovery of the two other guns and cocaine concealed in two cylinders with false bottoms.Trevor RodriguezBased on reports reaching this publication, the accused is in the habit of abusing his spouse and despite a few moments of hesitation when asked if she wished to proceed with the charges laid against her husband, the woman replied in the affirmative.Rodriguez also faced other charges; making use of threatening language and behaviour towards his wife. He is expected to return to court on June 13.last_img read more

Dortmund hope to avoid Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

first_img0Shares0000Dortmund celebrated first place before thoughts turned to possible reunions with an old friend © AFP / VALERY HACHEBERLIN, Germany, Dec 12 – Borussia Dortmund are hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.Liverpool’s tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday at Anfield, thanks to a great save by Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a goal from Mohamed Salah, saw Klopp’s team squeeze into the knock-out stages in Europe as Group C runners-up. “It doesn’t have to be Liverpool in the next round,” CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke replied tersely when asked if he wants to draw Liverpool in the next round.After Raphael Guerreiro scored twice in Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Monaco, Dortmund are also into the last 16 as winners of Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid, but eager to avoid Liverpool and Klopp, who led the German club to back to back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.“Liverpool? That would be tough, but whoever we get, it will be tense and difficult,” said Germany midfielder Mario Goetze, who captained Dortmund in Monaco.Klopp has already returned to Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park, when Liverpool earned a 1-1 draw in Europa League quarter-finals, first leg, in 2015-16 before the Reds’ won the return 4-3 at Anfield, coming back from 3-1 down on their way to losing the final 3-1 against Seville.The draw for next February’s Champions League last 16 ties is scheduled for 1100 GMT on Monday in Nyon with Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain, under ex-Borussia coach Thomas Tuchel, Porto and Real Madrid all confirmed group winners alongside Dortmund.No club can face an opponent from their group and teams from the same country can only be drawn together from the quarter-finals onwards.In addition to Liverpool, Tottenham and Roma will be in the pot of second-place finishers. Dortmund’s other potential opponents are Ajax and also Lyon or Shakhtar Dontesk and Manchester United or Juventus.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more