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Police seek help in locating vandal

first_imgAt some point between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, an unknown person or persons scratched or keyed the sides and hood of a parked vehicle. The damage consisted of words and lines scratched into the paint, and as a result, the vehicle will require cosmetic repairs.Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Chetwynd RCMP at (250) 788-9221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).Police would also like to remind the public to keep an eye on unattended vehicles, and to park in well-lit, visible areas whenever possible, as this could dissuade criminal activity.  – Advertisement -.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgFor more information, call (562) 464-3370. Council to discuss new band leader NORWALK – Norwalk City Council members will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. today in U.S. Constitution Room 4 at City Hall, 125 East Ave. Members will interview candidates for director of the All-City Youth Band. Residents are invited to speak. For more information, call (562) 929-5700. Cerritos College to begin registration CERRITOS – Registration begins May 21 for Cerritos College’s summer session. Class schedules and applications are available online at www.cerritos.edu/admissions. Returning students can register by using the automated Falcon Phone registration system, (562) 865-3276. For more information, call (562) 860-2452, Ext. 2211. Rail separations meeting planned MONTEBELLO – Residents can review and comment on the city’s proposed railroad grade separation options at a meeting scheduled to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Holifield Park Community Center, 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Three grade separation options are on the table. For more information, call (213) 922-7456. Red Hat fiesta fundraiser set WHITTIER – The Red Hat Ladies invite everyone to attend their Mexican fiesta fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Adventure County Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. The price is $5 per plate, including a beverage and dessert. The event also features a raffle and entertainment. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. Billiards tourney slated Saturday LA MIRADA – Seniors, adults and teens will square off at a billiards tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday at the La Mirada Activities Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The entry fee is $5. Players must register by 8 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (562) 943-3160. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The MASH Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 6:30 tonight at Telechron School, 11200 Telechron Ave. A second meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Adventure County Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. Representatives from county agencies will attend. For more information, call (562) 698-7645, or (213)216-4366. Free blood sugar testing Wednesday WHITTIER – Free blood sugar testing, provided by Sorenson Convalescent Hospital, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Council to discuss new band leader NORWALK – Norwalk City Council members will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. today in U.S. Constitution Room 4 at City Hall, 125 East Ave. Members will interview candidates for director of the All-City Youth Band. Residents are invited to speak. For more information, call (562) 929-5700. Cerritos College to begin registration CERRITOS – Registration begins May 21 for Cerritos College’s summer session. Class schedules and applications are available online at www.cerritos.edu/admissions. Returning students can register by using the automated Falcon Phone registration system, (562) 865-3276. For more information, call (562) 860-2452, Ext. 2211. Rail separations meeting planned MONTEBELLO – Residents can review and comment on the city’s proposed railroad grade separation options at a meeting scheduled to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Holifield Park Community Center, 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. Three grade separation options are on the table. For more information, call (213) 922-7456. Red Hat fiesta fundraiser set WHITTIER – The Red Hat Ladies invite everyone to attend their Mexican fiesta fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Adventure County Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. The price is $5 per plate, including a beverage and dessert. The event also features a raffle and entertainment. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. Billiards tourney slated Saturday LA MIRADA – Seniors, adults and teens will square off at a billiards tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday at the La Mirada Activities Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The entry fee is $5. Players must register by 8 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (562) 943-3160. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,LOS ANGELES – A trial in a lawsuit brought against ABC Television on behalf of five orphaned siblings who appeared on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was rescheduled Monday to Aug. 6., after an attorney for the plaintiffs asked for a delay due to medical reasons. Charles Higgins and his siblings sued Disney/ABC International Television Inc. in August 2005. The lawsuit also named as defendants Firipeli and Lokilani Leomiti, the Santa Fe Springs couple who took them in after their parents died in 2004. The Leomitis used the siblings’ tragedy to get ABC to demolish their home and build a new one in its place, then evicted all five siblings shortly after the airing of the show on Easter Sunday 2005, their lawsuit alleges. Neighborhood Watch to meet WHITTIER – The MASH Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 6:30 tonight at Telechron School, 11200 Telechron Ave. A second meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Adventure County Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. Representatives from county agencies will attend. For more information, call (562) 698-7645, or (213)216-4366. Free blood sugar testing Wednesday WHITTIER – Free blood sugar testing, provided by Sorenson Convalescent Hospital, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Uptown Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. LOS ANGELES – A trial in a lawsuit brought against ABC Television on behalf of five orphaned siblings who appeared on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was rescheduled Monday to Aug. 6., after an attorney for the plaintiffs asked for a delay due to medical reasons. Charles Higgins and his siblings sued Disney/ABC International Television Inc. in August 2005. The lawsuit also named as defendants Firipeli and Lokilani Leomiti, the Santa Fe Springs couple who took them in after their parents died in 2004. The Leomitis used the siblings’ tragedy to get ABC to demolish their home and build a new one in its place, then evicted all five siblings shortly after the airing of the show on Easter Sunday 2005, their lawsuit alleges. Neighborhood Watch to meet last_img read more

Report: Annapolis routinely dismisses rape cases

first_imgANNAPOLIS, Md. – Sexual assault charges against students at the Naval Academy are routinely dismissed without trial, an analysis of Navy documents found. The review of 56 midshipmen accused of sexual assault since 1998 found only two were convicted, one in a civilian court, according to the review by The Washington Post of Navy incident reports, case summaries and data released by the school. In virtually every other case, deals were struck forcing the alleged offender to leave the academy without facing trial and without a criminal record. Reports of sexual assault have been increasing at the academy, in part because of an effort to encourage victims to report incidents, but advocates say increased reporting is only part of the solution. Jamin B. Raskin, a law professor at American University with extensive experience in civil rights and sexual discrimination, said the findings were “profoundly troubling.” “A sexual assault should not be treated like a case of plagiarism,” Raskin said. “This is not just an offense against academic rules; it’s a crime. … The ethos of the institution should not be you take whatever you can get and if you get caught, then you leave.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “It’s not about how many reports you’re receiving, it’s about how much justice you’re providing to victims of crime,” said Anita Sanchez, spokeswoman for the Miles Foundation, an advocacy group for victims of violence associated with the military. In August, a Pentagon task force that looked into sexual assault and harassment at the Naval Academy and at West Point found five courts-martial were convened at the Army school, with three convictions for sex-related crimes over a 10-year period, while the Naval Academy had one court-martial and conviction during that time. The academy’s superintendent, Vice Adm. Rodney P. Rempt, issued a statement Friday saying he has “made it clear to all our staff and midshipmen that the Navy does not tolerate sexual harassment and sexual assault.” However, sexual assault cases are often hard to prove because of insufficient evidence, said Mike Brady, an academy spokesman. The latest case involves Midshipman Lamar S. Owens Jr., the starting quarterback of the academy football team, who was accused in February of raping a female midshipman in her dorm room. A hearing was postponed last week so prosecutors can consider additional charges. last_img read more

DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF…DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF

first_imgGO GAYBO: FIANNA Fail have finally come out and backed TV star Gay Byrne for the Presidency. Mr Byrne, who is on holiday in Dungloe at the moment, admitted today that he was ‘thinking about it’ when asked if he planned to run for the Aras. Donegal North East deputy Charlie McConalogue says Mr Byrne would be a great candidate.SEPTIC SCEPTIC: North West MEP Marian Harkin is launching a campaign against proposed inspection charges for septic tanks. The Government is considering a €300 per year charge – which will hit people in rural areas. She says the claim that the move is a response to European laws just doesn’t stand up.MEDIC BACKING: A senior medic has backed donegaldaily.com’s exclusive report last week saying cuts to staff at Letterkenny General will hit the Emergency Department. Sligo A&E consultant Fergal Hickey says a staff recruitment ban will hit LGH A&E. GONE PHISHING: Foreign crooks are targeting people in Co Donegal with emails claiming they have won millions of euro. The so-called phishing scams are con tricks aimed at cleaning out recipients’ bank accounts.TRAVELLER BAN: A Travelling family has been ordered to leave an illegal site in Ballyshannon. Two children in the family are said to be seriously ill. Cllr Barry O’Neill has welcomed the court ruling.ON YOUR BIKE: A new cycle way in the Twin Towns has been given the go-ahead. A total of €52k has been allocated to the project near Drumboe Wood.TOO FAR: Deputy Thomas Pringle has said the new Household Tax which comes into affect next week is a step too far. “The Government cannot tax our problems out of existence,” said Deputy Pringle. LAST POST: There’s still no sign of Laghey Post Office re-opening. Gardai and An Post are looking into ‘irregularities’ at the facility.DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF…DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: August 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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) Tags:donegal news in brief August 9last_img read more

THE RECESSION: FROM TG4 TO WAITING TABLES IN HOLLYWOOD FOR DONEGAL ACTOR

first_imgFOR years he was one of television’s most recognisable faces, but now Donegal actor Gavin O Fearraigh has become the latest victim of the recession – and has turned to waiting tables in Hollywood in a bid to get his career back on track.Gavin was the star of TG4’s Ros na Rún series for five years and once won telly’s Jigs N Reels.But the 31-year-old Gaoth Dobhair man now juggles a part-time job at a Mexican restaurant on Sunset Strip with as many part-time acting jobs as he can find. “It’s not really an option to not wait tables,” said the actor who played Conall Daly in the hit Irish language soap.He shares a Los Angeles apartment with a dancer to make ends meet but thinks a return to Ireland cannot guarantee work.“Things are a lot more difficult now,” he said.“They’ve tightened up in a lot of things, so even acting in Ireland is becoming hard.” And the Donegal man says that even if he were to come home, most of his friends have already left the country, most going to Australia.“Ireland’s a different place now,” said Gavin.“Talking to all my friends at home, a lot of them now have emigrated. I think right now they’re going to where work is.”“Even in Gaoth Dobhair now, everything’s closing down,” O Fearraigh said. “All the restaurants have closed, all the local pubs have closed.”But the hunk actor believes he can fulfill his American dream in Hollywood. He added: “I want to look back as an old man and be able to say I did it.”AdvertisementTHE RECESSION: FROM TG4 TO WAITING TABLES IN HOLLYWOOD FOR DONEGAL ACTOR was last modified: May 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATE – TEAMS STRIPPED OF POINTS

first_img4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATECockhill  Celtic are now four  points behind leaders Derry City Reserves after they defeated bottom of the table Bonagee United on Saturday evening by 2 goals to 1.Also on Saturday, Swilly Rovers  had a 3-1 home victory against Drumkeen United and on Friday night Letterkenny Rovers had a narrow 2-1 win over Fanad United at Triagh-A-Loch. Today at 2pm Kildrum Tigers host Buncranna Hearts.  DISCIPLINEAt a recent USL Disciplinary meeting Drumkeen United and Fanad United were stripped of the points they won on the 3rd of June.Drumkeen were adjudged to have not properly cleared Conor Carlin in time for the game against Bonagee United. Drumkeen won the game 3-0 but the committee overturned  the result in favour of the Dry Arch side.Fanad United who defeated Cockhill Celtic by 2 goals to 0 were stripped of the points after it was adjudged that they  had played Arthur Lynch and Darragh Patton before the 4 day rule. The committee decide to make this fixture null and void because Cockhill Celtic were also found guilty of playing player Johnny Bonner who was not signed on time to play in the fixture.  CUP FINAL VENUEIts being confirmed that the Donegal News League Cup Final between Drumkeen United and Letterkenny Rovers will take place at Dry  Arch Park(home of Bonagee United) on Sunday 29th of July.  RESULTSFRIDAY 6TH JULYFanad United  1-2  Letterkenny RoversSaturday 7TH JULY Cockhill Celtic  2-1  Bonagee UnitedSwilly Rovers  3-1  Drumkeen United FIXTURESSUNDAY 8TH JULY Kildrum Tigers  v  Buncranna HeartsWEDNESDAY 11TH JULYDerry City  v  Fanad UnitedLetterkenny Rovers  v  Kildrum TigersBuncranna Hearts  v  Cockhill Celtic Bonagee United  v  Swilly Rovers SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATE – TEAMS STRIPPED OF POINTS was last modified: July 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)Tags:SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATE – TEAMS STRIPPED OF POINTSlast_img read more

SOLICITOR ORDERED TO PAY COUNCIL COSTS IN ELECTION CASE

first_imgLetterkenny solicitor Dessie Shiels has been ordered to pay Donegal County Council’s court costs after taking a failed case against the local authority.Cllr Michael McBride said he feels ‘vindicated’ after court decisionMr Shiels had challenged the co-option of Michael McBride onto Donegal County Council in place of Senator Jimmy Harte.He claimed Mr McBride was a Labour candidate or nominee and as Senator Harte had been elected as an independent candidate, the co-option was illegal. Judge Elizabeth Dunne previously found there was no evidence that Mr. McBride was a member or candidate of the Labour Party when he was co-opted.She adjourned the case until today when Mr Shiels applied to have his costs paid as he claimed he had taken the case in the public interest.However, Judge Dunne ruled against this and ordered that Mr Shiels also pay Donegal County Council’s costs.A final costing has not yet been revealed for the case. Reacting to the news, Cllr McBride told Donegal Daily he did not wish to make a political football of the case.“I am just glad this is over and that I am now finally vindicated and get on with my work as a local councillor,” he said.   DONEGAL DAILY – FIRST WITH ALL THE BIG STORIESSOLICITOR ORDERED TO PAY COUNCIL COSTS IN ELECTION CASE was last modified: December 12th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Cllr Michael McBrideDessie ShielsDonegal County CouncilHIGH COURTlast_img read more

Driver sought after deadly hit-and-run

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Geha was a school principal in Lebanon but left the country with his family in 1986 to escape the civil war. He was a family man. After a day of work, he would often go to visit his daughter – but not before a quick stop at his Tujunga home to pick up a jar of homemade pickles or olives to give her, Balta said. Geha died at Huntington Memorial Hospital the evening of the collision. His death followed another hit-and-run crash in Glendale on Nov. 19 that claimed the life of Oscar Torres, 18, of Burbank. “I don’t think we’ve had any (fatal hit-and-runs) in the last two years, but we’ve had two in the last three weeks,” said Glendale police Investigator Matt Gunnell. On the evening he was killed, Geha visited his mother-in-law at a convalescent home with his wife and the Baltas. He went to wait for the others outside just before they left. After Geha’s wife, Osanna, came out of the home, a firetruck had already arrived, and she saw a body in the street. She recognized the boots on the feet as her husband’s. Besides his wife of 36 years, Geha had two daughters and a son living in Los Angeles County. “They’re all depressed … they’re not eating even,” Balta said. Two witnesses told police the vehicle that struck Geha was a dark-colored car, most likely of Japanese make, Gunnell said. Police do not know if it was a two-door or four-door, but the car had a trunk, and one witness said it was not well-maintained. The witnesses were not able to describe the driver but did see the vehicle turn west on California Avenue after the collision. Police ask anyone with information to call the traffic unit at (818) 548-3132, or the Crime Stoppers line at (818) 507-STOP. A funeral service is set for 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – Elias Geha had at least two things to look forward to this month. On Christmas Eve, he would have celebrated his 69th birthday. And at month’s end, he would have finished his job as a security guard, allowing him and his wife to move back to Lebanon for his long-anticipated retirement. But Geha’s life ended Saturday after he was struck by a car while crossing a street about 6:25 p.m. in Glendale. The unidentified driver fled the scene at California Avenue and Verdugo Road. “He didn’t care about himself, he cared about other people,” said John Balta, 53, Geha’s brother-in-law. “He went out of his way to help people out.” last_img read more

Five Bulldogs Score in Double Figures as Women’s Basketball Defeats Bradley, 93-60

first_img PEORIA, Ill. – Five Bulldogs scored in double figures for the Drake University women’s basketball team in a 93-60 victory over Bradley on Friday, Jan. 13 evening in Missouri Valley Conference play at Renaissance Coliseum. HTML Box Score PDF Box Score Wendell scored just before the halftime buzzer to increase Drake’s advantage to 44-30 at the break. In the first two quarters, the Bulldogs handed out 13 assists on 16 field goals. Ingle tallied a game-high six assists while Wendell nabbed five steals and the team finished with eight to help score 13 points off the Braves’ miscues. Watch Live Preview Live Stats Praise 940 THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Full Schedule Roster Bachrodt hit a three-pointer for Drake’s first points in the third quarter. Later, the Bulldogs would lead by as many as 27 points in the quarter as the Braves got as close as 22 points with one minute left in the third. Drake, who scored the first nine points of the final quarter, held Bradley to just 12 field goals, including just two three-pointers, in the final two quarters. At the start of the game, Bradley struck first with a three-pointer, but Jonas answered with her own three-ball as the teams traded baskets. Drake led by eight points at the end of one quarter after Ingle rebounded her own miss and put it back in at the buzzer to put Drake up 25-17.center_img Following Friday’s game, Drake closes the road trip at Illinois State on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. The game will be online via The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on Praise 940. Print Friendly Version at Illinois State 1/15/2017 – 2 PM The Bulldogs shot a blistering 51.4 (36-of-70) percent from the floor and 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from behind the three-point line. As a team, they tallied 30 assists, nabbed 16 steals and forced Bradley (5-10, 1-3 MVC) to commit 23 turnovers. Drake won the rebounding battle at 42-37, scored 16 second-chance points and had 31 points off the Braves’ turnovers. All 10 Bulldogs scored at least two points and played 10 minutes in the win. Junior Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) scored a career-high 13 points behind 5-of-6 shooting, including knocking down three three-pointers. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) also had 13 points while redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) finished with 12 points. Next Game: Drake (12-4, 5-0 MVC) senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) poured in a game-high 24 points and added a career-tying seven steals and three blocks along with five rebounds and three assists. Wendell has scored 20 or more points in five-straight games, all MVC games, and is averaging league-high 25.0 points per Valley game. Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded her 14th career points/assists double-double with 10 points and 12 assists. Freshman Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) pulled down a career-best eight rebounds. Bachrodt and sophomore Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) each handed out four assists while Greiner added three assists and two rebounds. Bachrodt and Ingle each tallied five rebounds while Bachrodt nabbed four steals. Story Linkslast_img read more

CHARITY CEILI TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER PATIENTS’ FLIGHTS TO DUBLIN

first_imgA charity céilí is being held tonight (SAT) in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties to raise money for North West Cancer Group Family and Patient Fund to assist patients travelling to Dublin for treatment.Ceili is on in the Highlands Hotel in Glenties.Music for the céilí will be provided by the Duntally Céilí Band, a band greatly respected for their rhythmical music which is especially appreciated by dancers.The céilí is being organised by members of the Connaghan family in Glenties after the recent passing of Frank Connaghan. “There were so many people and groups that helped us greatly during Frank’s short illness and we just wanted to be able to give something back by doing a little bit of fundraising.“We have already done some charity events for the Donegal Hospice before Christmas and now we’d like to help the North West Cancer Group Family and Patient Fund as they don’t receive any government funding and rely solely on charitable donations, so we really thought it was a group that could benefit from this fundraising event” says Anne Connaghan, wife of the late Frank Connaghan.Entry to the céilí costs €8 and includes supper and a range of delicious treats. Dancing begins at 9pm. All proceeds on the night will go directly to the North West Cancer Group Family and Patient Fund.Tickets are available on the door on the night and donations can also be made by writing a cheque to the ‘North West Cancer Group’ and forwarding to Connaghan’s hardware shop, Glenties.  CHARITY CEILI TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER PATIENTS’ FLIGHTS TO DUBLIN was last modified: March 14th, 2015 by StephenShare 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