Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, May 06, 2014:•8:07 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute by a known subject(s) in the 1000 block W. Shady Lane, Wellington.•9:23 a.m. Officers investigated a battery and criminal damage to property in the 2600 block N. A, Wellington.•9:34 a.m. Juvenile female, 15, Belle Plaine, was detained and referred to juvenile court.•9:49 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt of known subject in the 700 block N. C, Wellington.•12:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a child custody dispute by known subject(s) in the 2400 block N. A, Wellington.•12:41 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a purse in the 100 block E. 15th, Wellington.•2:15 p.m. Courtesy Motor Vehicle was taken in the 300 block S. West Road, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Daniel W. Prytherch,46, Wichita, Ks and a vehicle owned by the city of Wellington.•4:46 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 500 block W. 4th, Wellington.•4:59 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 300 block E. 13th, Wellington.•6:09 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1000 block N. Plum, Wellington.•8:56 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more

Kubiak’s Broncos future in doubt

first_imgDENVER (AP):Speculation ramped up yesterday that Broncos coach Gary Kubiak will step down after the season because of health concerns just 11 months after leading Denver to a triumphant Super Bowl 50.The Broncos close their disappointing season late Sunday afternoon at home against Oakland.Several coaches and players told The Associated Press over the last week that Kubiak hasn’t informed them of any retirement plans. The Broncos declined to comment yesterday morning in regards to rampant speculation over Kubiak’s future.Kubiak, who has two years left on his contract, was evasive when asked Friday about his health and coaching future.”Why? Do I look bad?” Kubiak asked, smiling. “There will be time for reflection and all of that stuff next week, but right now, it’s time to focus on what we’re doing.”The 55-year-old Kubiak suffered a complex migraine on October 9 following Denver’s loss to Atlanta, his second health scare in three seasons. Doctors ordered him to take a week off and he hasn’t appeared to have any health issues since.He also suffered a mini-stroke at half-time of a game against Indianapolis in 2013 when he was coaching the Houston Texans.He was fired at the end of that season and had a terrific comeback in 2014 as offensive coordinator in Baltimore, where he had planned to stay until Broncos GM John Elway called him following John Fox’s ouster.Calling it a “game-changer”, Kubiak stepped back into the pressure cooker on January 19, 2015, when he was named the 15th head coach in Denver, where he spent 13 seasons either backing up Elway at quarterback or drawing up blueprints as his offensive coordinator.HEALTH SCAREHe said at the time that his health scare in 2013 taught him to rely more on those around him. He also said he wasn’t worried about the pressure of the Denver job, noting he thrived amid high expectations as a player from 1983-91 and then serving on Mike Shanahan’s staff from 1995-2005, coaching the Texans from 2006-13.Last season, he deftly managed injuries at quarterback, edge rusher and left tackle to lead the Broncos to their third Lombardi Trophy even though both Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler struggled to run the offence.Kubiak’s offensive philosophies are rooted in Bill Walsh’s West Coast system featuring the zone-blocking schemes that the Broncos fine-tuned in the 1990s and 2000s. But in both of his seasons in Denver, the Broncos have stumbled offensively, unable to run the ball and get much production from the tight ends.With four new starters along the O-line this season, the Broncos again sputtered behind poor blocking and a battered backfield, where C.J. Anderson, Andy Janovich and Kapri Bibbs ended up on IR.Neither Trevor Siemian nor Paxton Lynch settled in at quarterback. Siemian suffered injuries to both shoulders and his left foot.If Kubiak steps down, possible replacements include Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph and Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.Even if Kubiak returns, there are expected to be changes to his offensive staff after a season-long, head-scratching inability to start fast.The Broncos have scored an NFL-worst 33 first-quarter points and had just one sustained touchdown drive in the first quarter all season.last_img read more

Yarrowkabra seeks help as it battles high rate of teenage pregnancy

first_imgBy Leah HernandesA village that recently experienced infrastructural transformation is now looking to address and bring an end to the social issue of teenage pregnancy that is quite prevalent in the community.Yarrowkabra with a population of just over 5000 people is seeking the relevant intervention that will assist in ending the scourge which has been causing its youthful generation to become early fathers and mothers without extensive knowledge of parenting or the effects and disadvantages it would have on both their lives and the community at large.Speaking to <<>>, Community Development Council (CDC) Chairman Corrine Wilson highlighted reasons for this phenomenon.She is of the belief that the high number of teenage pregnancies is as a result of not having a secondary school in the community, since most schools that local students obtain after writing the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) are some distance away.Owing to transportation expenses, the low-income families are forced to keep their child/children away from school.“When they pass to go to other secondary schools, I don’t know for what reason they don’t go … the issue is that they have to go very far for these secondary schools; for example, the children that wrote Common Entrance (earlier name of NGSA) this year, most of them got Dora Secondary … Dora is very far up the [Linden-Soesdyke] Highway and the school is very far in, you have to walk in for miles to get to the school, I don’t know what effect it would have on the children, because some of the parents already don’t want to send them there. All the other schools fill up and this is the only one they got now …. for the past two years, we had girls around 14 – under the age of consent – getting pregnant and maybe because this is a remote area …. some of them don’t have a good educational background,” Wilson stated.Wilson is pleading with the Government to construct a secondary school in the Yarrowkabra area very soon, which would ultimately benefit the students while helping to solve the community’s concerns such as school dropouts and teen pregnancies.The CDC Chairman noted that she made several attempts to contact the Welfare Department, but they proved futile.Back in 2017, workshops and programmes were held by the CDC and Welfare Department within the Education Ministry for youths, both male and female, within the community with the objective of them learning a skill.They were taught how to tie-dye, and prepare local dishes and other crafts. In addition, they benefited from an anger management course during the programme. It highlighted possible solutions to anger problems and ways of coping with issues which may cause it.These programmes were aimed at empowering youths while making them independent individuals. Sixteen persons graduated from the programme.More of these programmes are expected to be held soon as they try to conquer the various social ills within the community.last_img read more