May 18

Tip line established amid search for abducted 13-year-old girl

first_imgLumberton Police Department(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — As the search intensifies for a 13-year-old girl abducted in North Carolina, local police have established a tip line for information. Eighth-grader Hania Noleia Aguilar was kidnapped just before 7 a.m. Monday outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton, according to Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeil. Hania grabbed her aunt’s keys so she could turn on the car ahead of going to the bus stop for school when a family member saw a man dressed in all black with a yellow bandanna over his face approach the teen and force her into the car, police said. The suspect then stole the car and drove away with her, police said. Hania’s mother is pleading with “whoever took her daughter to please bring her back home,” the Lumberton Police Department said. The FBI is helping with the investigation, police said, and authorities were following nearly 50 leads as of Monday night. The aunt’s stolen car is described as a green 2002 Ford Expedition with South Carolina license plate number NWS984. The car has paint peeling from the hood and a Clemson sticker on the back window, police said. This SUV image is similar to the car in which she was kidnapped, police said. Anyone who sees the car is asked to call 911. The Lumberton Police Department urges anyone with information to call their designated tip line at 910-272-5871. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 2

Four arrested after reports of alleged shots fired on First Street

first_img× BAYONNE – Four males were arrested after police responded to reports of an alleged fight and possible gunshots fired around First Street and Island View Court, according to a media statement from the Bayonne Police Department. The statement reported that no gun was recovered, but a 5-inch knife allegedly was. According to media reports, the incident took place on Tuesday, Oct. 17. According to the BPD statement, Jeremia Mauricio, 31, of Jersey City; Christopher Nunez, 24, of Bayonne; and Adanis Espejo, 38, of Bayonne were charged with possession of narcotics with intent, possession of marijuana under 50 grams with intent, possession of marijuana with intent within 500 ft. of a park, and possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with intent less than ½ oz. Jesus M. Baret, 28, of Bayonne, was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of a prohibited weapon. A gray Nissan Maxima was stopped at First and Broadway, allegedly occupied by Nunez, Espejo, and Mauricio, according to the BPD statement. Marijuana, cocaine, and paraphernalia, including a scale and powder mixing agent were allegedly found in the vehicle. A white Mazda was found parked at First St. and Island View Court and allegedly occupied by Beret. Marijuana and a five-inch dagger-style knife were allegedly found in the vehicle. A white Honda Accord was impounded from Lord Ave. for investigation, and no gun was recovered, according to the statement. The case remains under investigation.In an unrelated incident on the evening of Oct. 18, a loud booming sound was reported by residents throughout the city. The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management responded on social media, “We can only assume that it was possibly noise from the container port across Newark Bay, as that work sometimes creates banging noises that echo pretty loudly. There is no cause for concern in Bayonne.”last_img read more

March 2

Queens Of The Stone Age Planning New Album For 2017

first_imgQueens of the Stone Age haven’t released an album since 2013’s …Like Clockwork, but that’s all going to change soon! The premier rock band is working on a new album to be released this year, if we’re to believe Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, who is part of a side project called Gone is Gone with QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen.In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Sanders spoke about his affection for the new band Gone is Gone despite each members’ busy schedule elsewhere. “I like to think none of us needs this band, but we all really want this band. When that’s the mentality, this is special to the four of us, otherwise, we wouldn’t dedicate the first week of 2017 to working on this band.” He continues, “For example, Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and At the Drive-In have all been recording, and we all have new records coming out this year. We’ve all been extremely busy writing and recording, and we’re about to get super busy touring the world. So I believe we’re all fulfilled to a certain degree with all we have going on.”So there you have it… Queens of the Stone Age has a new record coming out this year. Though there aren’t any specific indications of a timeline for a new release, both Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen have said that making a new QOTSA album is a priority of their upcoming agendas, so hopefully we can look forward to new music soon![H/T CoS]last_img read more

September 24

Rotary scholarship applications available

first_imgGreensburg, In. —  Southern Indiana Rotary clubs are accepting applications for a $40,000 Rotary District Global Grant Scholarship that will enable a Southern Indiana scholar to study one to four years in a graduate program at any qualified university outside the U.S. To qualify applicants must:Maintain a residence in Southern Indiana or attend classes at a university in the District.Present a plan of graduate study and a career commitment that align with one of Rotary’s six areas of focus: (1) Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, (2) Disease prevention and treatment, (3) Water and sanitation, (4) Maternal and child health, (5) Basic education and literacy, (6) Economic and community developmentBe endorsed by a Rotary Club in District 6580 (See a list of Southern Indiana Rotary clubs at a Letter of Acceptance (or a Letter of Affiliation) from the university where the scholar’s study will take place. (Applications may be submitted before an applicant receives an acceptance letter.)For more information and for an application click here. , go to: You’ll find an overview, timetable, club endorsement form, application and other information. Application deadline: December 20, 2018.The 2018-19 Rotary Global Grant Scholar is Rutgers University Graduate Aubrey Seader of Bloomington, Indiana.Aubrey will pursue a master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management at King’s College London. She plans to use storytelling in theater and in other communication channels to build peace and understanding among people of different cultures.Questions?  Contact Scholarship Committee members Jim Bright at [email protected] or (812) 219-0228 … or Kim Gray at [email protected] or (812) 219-3894. Contributedlast_img read more

September 17

J-D soccer teams shut out in state Class A semifinals

first_img Tags: J-Dsoccer Convinced that, this time, it would finally all turn in its favor, the Rams watched as the first state Class A semifinal between Spencerport and Pearl River (two sides that had stopped J-D short in years past) went to penalty kicks, too, with the Section V Rangers prevailing.That long wait to get underway may have affected the Rams because Shoreham-Wading River put together a sharp series of passes and, less than 90 seconds into the game, converted when Ashley Borriello scored off a feed from Gianna Cacciola.More than 78 minutes remained in regulation – but that single goal would hold up.In large part, that was due to a Wildcats defense that smothered every J-D attempt to establish an attack. For much of the game, S-WR had four players on the back line, and together they broke up runs and made sure that goalkeeper Alison Devall did not have to do much work.Protecting that one-goal margin in the second half, the Wildcats were particularly good in the homestretch. When the Rams needed possession, S-WR smartly kept the ball, worked it to the corners and slowly put an end to J-D’s season.Earlier on Saturday, things kicked off before 9 a.m. at Middletown, where J-D’s boys team hoped that its improbable run (beating the top three seeds to win the Section III title and then topping Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 1-0 in the regional final) was not done.Greece Athena cared little for the Rams’ improbable run, though, and patiently controlled matters from the outset. Though it didn’t get the quick goal that Shoreham-Wading River’s girls did, the Trojans could afford patience.And in the 25th minute, Greece Athena earned a corner kick where Dylan Rice crossed and Ryan Fitzgerald’s header found its way past Rams goalie Matt Gera. From there, J-D’s defense settled down, but it still trailed 1-0 at the break.All through the second half, the Rams probed for an equalizing goal, but were unable to find it. Instead, the Trojans put in a clincher with 16:02 to play, Brian Piendel finding the net.This defeat could not diminish what J-D accomplished, though, and though nine seniors graduate, including Jacob Barry, Alex Pomeroy and Jackson Carmen, a big cast, featuring Gera, Patrick David, Tshike David, Zach McBennett, Lucas Bort, Will Quackenbush and Johnny Keib, could return for 2020.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story About 150 miles to the east, at Middletown High School, the boys soccer Red Rams, in its third state semifinal appearance (it previously made it in 2010 and 2014), took a 2-0 loss to Section V’s Greece Athena.The contrast, of course, was that the girls Red Rams had all kinds of experience on its side as it went to Cortland, not to mention a no. 1 state ranking in the wake of surviving penalty kicks with Section II’s Mohonasen in the regional final a week earlier.Many of the seven J-D senior starters (Katie Cappelletti, Grace Dimkopoulos, Tonia Kousmanidis, Sydney Baker, Ava Brazie, Gace Bridge and Denise Yaeger) were part of four teams that, from 2015 to 2018, reached at least the state semifinals, and even got to the title game, only to get denied.center_img No matter how many previous times they had experienced the pain of a defeat a step or two short of where it wanted to finish, it didn’t make things any easier for the Jamesville-DeWitt girls soccer team – especially on this occasion.A senior-laden, battle-tested Red Rams team again made its way to the state Class A final four – and again got upended, this time in a 1-0 defeat to Long Island’s Shoreham-Wading River in Saturday’s state Class A semifinal at SUNY-Cortland.Yet the J-D girls were not alone in feeling this acute pain.last_img read more

September 17

Kobelt steps into leadership position as junior, takes on ‘team mom’ role

first_imgWhen Syracuse travels to away matches, junior Maddie Kobelt packs the team van, picking precisely where each bag goes. She gives teammates advice on the uniform they bring, and makes sure younger players arrive on time to leave for the match.Kobelt’s teammates call her the “team mom” because of her travel routine.“We do not get in her way when she’s packing up the van because she knows where everything is going,” sophomore Jimena Wu said.Kobelt developed a caretaker mentality in the absence of senior leadership. After seniors Emily Harman and Alessondra Parra graduated in 2012, Kobelt and fellow junior Aleah Marrow took on a larger leadership role. She ensures her teammates’ success off of the court, and leads by example on it.Ahead of the Orange’s trip to Illinois for Friday’s 5 p.m. match, Kobelt will be packing the van once again.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Even when she’s playing, she’s great at pumping the team up and getting everybody involved,” associate head coach Shelley George said. “She gets everyone involved in her match, she gets involved in their matches.”Head coach Luke Jensen called Kobelt the team lieutenant rather than team mom. Typically, the team captain takes on the leadership role, but the Orange has not appointed one this season. Each player strives to wear the No. 44 on her uniform, which denotes captaincy, Jensen said.Kobelt has taken on a captain’s role as an extension of the coaching staff, Jensen said. Responsibilities like picking outfits fall to the players rather than the coaches.“I’m not going to pick out the outfits for my team, they don’t want me to do that. That’s not my strength,” Jensen said. “We usually grant that to the captain, but because they’re upperclassmen, she and Aleah handle those things.”Kobelt also looks after younger players like freshman Sophia Dzulynsky, who arrived at Syracuse this semester. She ensures younger players catch buses from South Campus to make class on time. Kobelt even advises the Floridian Dzulynsky on what to wear in the Syracuse winter, Jensen said.“It’s a hard program to jump into,” Kobelt said. “So being able to lean on anybody on the team, not just me and Aleah, definitely helps.”After losing its first five matches of the season on the road, Syracuse returned home for the first time for a match against Navy.“She grew into a leadership role gradually. She was great at getting everybody fired up for that match,” George said. “She kept the team at a high level.”The Orange responded, posting a 6-1 victory. Kobelt and Marrow dominated in an 8-2 doubles win. She fought back from a loss in the first set of her singles match for a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 win.The Orange has surged in three straight wins since the Navy match. Kobelt has played her best tennis recently, and her effort has rubbed off on her teammates, Jensen said.Kobelt takes little credit for her leadership this season. She stresses that all players take on a role in leading the team, but she looks forward to having an effect in any way she can.“It’s good for them to know they can come to us with anything,” Kobelt said, “that we’re supporting them and we’re right there with them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 21, 2013 at 1:57 am Contact Jacob: [email protected]last_img read more