Deputy shot 14-year-old who stole vehicle in St. Lucie County

first_imgA 14-year-old suspect was shot by a deputy according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.Authorities are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in which a 14-year-old suspect was shot after ramming a deputy’s patrol car. The incident took place on Thursday morning near King Orange Drive and Mura Drive after a deputy spotted the stolen vehicle in which the suspect was in.“When our deputies pulled into the apartment complex where the vehicle was located, the driver ignored all commands to stop and exit the vehicle and instead rammed one patrol vehicle before fleeing toward another deputy then crashing through a concrete wall,” said Sheriff Ken Mascara in a written statement.Sheriff Mascara said the deputy feared for his life and therefore opened fire, hitting the suspect in the leg.Police later located the suspect and was transported to the hospital for treatment.No further details have been released.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgNFL-RAVENS-HURST SUSPENDEDRavens lineman suspended 4 games for PED useUNDATED (AP) — Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman James Hurst has been suspended for the first four games of the 2020 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancers.Hurst is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. He will be allowed to return to his team’s active roster on the Monday following the team’s fourth game.Signed as a rookie free agent in 2014, Hurst played in all 16 regular-season games for the Ravens last season, with two starts at left tackle. He was part of an offensive line that paved the way for an NFL-record 3,296 yards rushing in 2019. February 14, 2020 — The Blues say Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) has undergone surgery to insert a defibrillator to restore his heart’s normal rhythm. The veteran defenseman collapsed on the bench during a game in Anaheim this week. General manager Doug Armstrong says the procedure was performed at the UC Irvine Medical Center.— The Sabres have placed defenseman Zach Bogosian on waivers. The move comes months after Bogosian asked to be traded and opens a spot on Buffalo’s blue line for young players. Bogosian has five points in 19 games this season and is in the final year of his contract.MLB-NEWSKemp chose not to be part of Astros’ 2017 sign-stealingUNDATED (AP) — Tony Kemp says he wasn’t among the Houston Astros who partook in the team’s sign-stealing setup during the team’s run to the 2017 World Series. — Former President Barack Obama — a huge basketball fan, officially the game’s First Fan during his eight years in office — made an unannounced appearance at an NBA Cares event during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Chicago. The event was for volunteers to fill several backpacks with school supplies.TOKYO OLYMPICS-VIRUSNo ‘Plan B’ for Olympics; questions over Chinese presenceTOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China.The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people globally with almost 1,400 deaths in China, but only one in Japan, where fear is rising with so much attention focused on the outbreak. Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that fans seeking to attend the Feb. 24 memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, at Staples Center must register to purchase tickets and there will be no outside overflow areas.Tickets will be priced at $224 each, two for $224 and $24.02 each — combinations of numbers that like the date, 2/24, represent the No. 24 worn by Bryant and the No. 2 worn by Gianna on her girls basketball team.Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.In other NBA news:— Kobe Bryant was one of eight finalists announced as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. Joining Bryant as first-time finalists for the Hall: 15-time All-Star Tim Duncan, fellow 15-time All-Star Kevin Garnett and 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings. The other finalists have all been to this point previously. In other NFL news:— The Redskins have released cornerback Josh Norman, who struggled to live up to the $75 million, five-year contract he signed in 2016 after an All-Pro season in Carolina. The release comes with one year left on Norman’s contract and frees up $12.5 million in salary-cap space. The team also cut wide receiver Paul Richardson after two disappointing, injury-plagued seasons.—The Bills aren’t renewing the contract of chief administrative officer Dave Wheat. No reason was provided. Statement released by Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula thanked Wheat for nearly 20 years of work.NBA-NEWSTicketing plan for Kobe Bryant public memorial released 7-time major champion Inbee Park tied for lead Down UnderADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park moved into contention for her 20th LPGA Tour victory by taking a share of the second-round lead at the Women’s Australian Open.Park shot 4-under 69 to put her at 10-under 136 at Royal Adelaide, tied with first-round leader Jodi Ewart Shadoff.NHL-NEWSMinnesota fires Boudreaucenter_img Kemp says he was asked by teammates whether he wanted to be part of the scheme following his recall in September 2017, but he declined and says he didn’t feel further pressure to do it. He says he tried to keep his head down and play hard without really concerning himself with it.He said what Houston did was wrong, and when asked whether the ‘17 World Series title is tainted, noted: “That’s a good question, everyone’s going to have their own speculations about it, everyone’s going to have their own opinions about it, everyone’s going to have their own opinions about it. I’m not sure.”In other MLB news:— Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger isn’t likely to take the field anytime soon following his second surgery in less than a month. The Mariners say the 2018 All-Star had a lower back procedure Thursday that followed core surgery in January. Both are related to a ruptured testicle sustained in a game last June.— All-Star closer Josh Hader lost his salary arbitration case against the Brewers, dropping players to 1-6 in hearings this year. Hader will earn $4.1 million rather than his $6.4 million request. Hader earned $687,600 last year. He had 37 saves in 44 chances and went 3-5 with a 2.62 ERA in his second straight All-Star season. He failed to hold a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning of the NL wild-card game. — Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger (KLEH’-vihn-jur) tore cartilage in his left knee during a workout Wednesday in Arizona and will have surgery. Clevinger was outstanding at times for Cleveland last season, going 13-4 with a 2.71 ERA and 169 strikeouts in 126 innings over 21 starts.— The Braves have signed first baseman Yonder Alonso to a minor league contract with an invitation to the major league spring training. The 32-year-old Alonso gives the Braves depth behind Freddie Freeman, who had right elbow surgery in October.— Nationals general Mike Rizzo is not satisfied with the way the Astros attempted to apologize for their sign-stealing scandal. Rizzo’s Nationals beat the Astros in last season’s World Series. Rizzo says he would like to hear members of Houston’s organization use the word “cheated” to describe what they did. — Phillies president Andy MacPhail says team ownership is willing to go over the luxury tax threshold to make the playoffs. The Phillies have made several high-profile free-agent signings over the past few seasons, including a 13-year, $330 million deal for outfielder Bryce Harper last year. Philadelphia signed pitcher Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract this offseason.— Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Two years after successfully lobbying Congress to exempt minor leaguers from federal minimum wage laws, MLB opted to give those players a wage increase between 38% and 72%. UNDATED (AP) — Bruce Boudreau (boo-DROH’) has become the eighth NHL coach to be dismissed this season, and the sixth let go for performance reasons.The Minnesota Wild fired the longtime NHL head coach with the team three points out of a Western Conference playoff position. The Wild are 7-3-1 over their last 11 games after falling to 20-20-6. The dismissal follows Thursday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers in which Minnesota blew a 3-1 lead in the last nine minutes of the third period.Assistant Dean Evason (EV’-ah-suhn) was named the Wild’s interim coach and will make his NHL debut behind the bench Saturday against San Jose.Boudreau was 158-110-35 in three-plus seasons with Minnesota, reaching the playoffs in his first two years with the team.In other NHL news: Associated Press Kuchar followed Thursday’s 64 with a 2-under 69 that leaves him 9 under for the tournament. He’s two shots ahead of Harold Varner III, Rory McIlroy and Wyndham Clark.Varner and Clark stayed close by shooting 68s, while McIlroy fired a 67. They are one ahead of a host of players that includes Adam Scott, who shot a 64.Vaughn Taylor, Russell Henley and Sung Kang join Scott in a group at minus-6. That group doesn’t include Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) or Jordan Spieth (speeth), each of whom barely made the cut at even par.Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Justin Thomas and Francesco Molinari are among those who missed the cut. Day imploded on Friday, carding a 76 that left him 2 over.LPGA-WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-GENESIS INVITATIONALKuchar 2 up on Varner, McIlroy, ClarkLOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) remains the leader after completing the second round of the PGA’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera.last_img read more

Baldwinsville Buc: Baldwinsville native Grilli helps guide Pirates into playoffs, paves way for future Central New York baseball success

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The 1994 sectional playoff game between C.W. Baker High School and Liverpool High School is talked about in Central New York as the greatest high school baseball game in the area’s history.Not only did the game end in a walk-off suicide squeeze and an ensuing bench-clearing brawl, but it also featured a future Major League Baseball All-Star throwing a complete-game shutout.Led by senior right-hander Jason Grilli, C.W. Baker defeated Liverpool 1-0 that day at the now-demolished MacArthur Stadium. Now the closer for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Grilli has proven that Central New York is an underrated area for baseball talent.While Grilli is near the pinnacle of the baseball world — the Pirates are currently tied 2-2 with the Reds in the National League Division Series and play Game 5 on Wednesday night in St. Louis — the local product has stayed close to his hometown roots and given hope to the next generation of CNY ballplayers.“I think Central New York is a great area. A hidden area, so to speak,” Grilli said. “It’s not your powerhouse of course, like Florida and California are, but the Northeast in general, I think is more of a traditionally baseball area.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Maybe I’m biased, but baseball is very prominent in New York state.”Born in Royal Oak, Mich., Grilli moved to Baldwinsville, N.Y. when his father Steve pitched for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, then affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays. The younger Grilli enjoyed growing up in CNY and said baseball will always be popular in the area because of the close proximity of the New York Yankees.The field at C.W. Baker is enormous — 480 feet down the lines and 600 feet to straight away center. It’s so big that the field hockey team plays its games in the outfield. Nowadays, a temporary fence is used to shorten the distance to straight away center, but when Grilli pitched, those were the dimensions.“This was the field,” C.W. Baker head coach David Penafeather says, adding that new brick dugouts and a new announcer’s press box have been added since Grilli graduated.Grilli also played basketball for the Bees and was a model student, Penafeather said. After his senior season at C.W. Baker, Grilli was chosen in the 24th round of the 1994 MLB Draft by the Yankees, but instead he chose to attend Seton Hall. Three years later, he was taken No. 4 overall in the 1997 Draft by the San Francisco Giants.“I probably would have gone to Syracuse had they had a baseball program,” Grilli said.Almost 20 years after that now-infamous playoff game, Grilli was one of two CNY natives at the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher and Cicero-North Syracuse High School alumnus Patrick Corbin finished 2013 with a 3.41 ERA and helped the Diamondbacks to a second-place finish in the NL West.Like Grilli, Corbin was a high school basketball player during baseball’s offseason.Because the CNY high school baseball season is reduced to a little more than two months, Penafeather said most of the athletes play other sports. But because players aren’t on the diamond year round, they are able to fine-tune their pitching repertoire, stay healthy and regain strength during the offseason.“The only disadvantage was the weather,” Grilli said. “But it’s an advantage in a sense that it keeps guys from being overused.”Now Penafeather is coaching another elite talent. Scott Blewett is the current ace at C.W. Baker and a potential first round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft.There are nonstop comparisons between himself and Grilli, Blewett said.“It’s a confidence booster,” Blewett said. “It’s good that they made it there [the All-Star game] because it carves a path for me to show that northern guys can really play baseball.”Grilli’s father, Steve Grilli, is one of CNY’s other baseball professionals. He now owns Change of Pace sports bar in North Syracuse, where his Chiefs jerseys hang behind the bar.Next to Steve’s Chiefs jerseys are four pictures of Jason, playing for the Giants, Tigers, Pirates and Team Italy at the World Baseball Classic. Three are signed with personal messages.Jeff Lozoponi, the bar’s weekend manager, speaks highly of the kid he remembers occasionally helping out in the kitchen, especially during Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament basketball games.“Now he’s a big baseball star,” Lozoponi said. “It hasn’t gone to his head. He’s still a humble young man.”CNY isn’t the powerhouse area that South Florida, California or Texas are, and because of the weather it probably never will be. But every once in a while, it produces a gem.“I’ve given a lot of other kids hope that they can make it out of Baldwinsville, New York, or any other small town in Central New York,” Grilli said. “If you have a dream, you can obviously attain it.“You just have to be talented, good and work hard. But you’re not so far off the map living in Syracuse, New York.” Comments Published on October 9, 2013 at 12:47 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

Women’s water polo falters in regular season finale

first_imgAfter having its NCAA-record winning streak snapped against Stanford earlier this month, the second-ranked women’s water polo team fell for the second time in three games on Saturday, losing to No. 1 UCLA 11-7 in Westwood. The top-two clash began in predictably neck-and-neck fashion. The Bruins struck first thanks to Maddie Musselman, but USC struck back within minutes. Set up with a six-on-five advantage, freshman driver Denise Mammolito cannoned a shot off the crossbar before junior utility Hayley McKelvey pounced on the rebound to tie the game.UCLA pulled ahead once more with 30 seconds left in the first quarter, but the Trojans responded promptly again with a goal from senior driver Stephania Haralabidis.It appeared the back-and-forth would continue throughout the game, but the Bruins then scored four unanswered goals to put USC in a 6-2 hole at the half. Alexa Tielmann added UCLA’s seventh less than a minute into the third quarter to extend the lead even further before senior 2-meter Brigitta Games ended the Trojan drought with her first goal of the game.Games’ effort would kick off a streak of three unanswered USC goals. Haralabidis added her second of the game after the Trojans killed ashorthanded six-on-five, and freshman utility Maud Megens pulled her team within two with three minutes left in the third quarter. It was as close as USC would come, however, as UCLA responded with a goal of its own just 20 seconds later. The Bruins then converted a power play to extend their lead back to four scores. The Trojans narrowed the margin to two in the final period thanks to second goals from Megens and Games, but the comeback bid ultimately fell short. USC was unable to cash in on twosix-on-five opportunities in the fourth quarter while the Bruins padded their lead en route to the 11-7 victory. USC had won three in a row against the Bruins before the weekend, but the Trojans’ first defeat to their archrivals since 2015 locked UCLA into the top seed and a first-round bye at this week’s MPSF Tournament, which the Bruins will also host at the Spieker Aquatics Center. USC will enter the bracket on Friday as the third seed, taking onsixth-seeded San Jose State at 12:45 p.m.last_img read more

Brendan Cummins autobiography to be launched tonight in the Dome

first_imgThe former Tipp keeper reveals many insights into a Tipp career that spanned many differant eras in hurling.The launch gets underway from 8pmlast_img

LMC, La Liga Set to Seal Partnership on Tuesday

first_imgThe two bodies are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a partnership that will cover exchange of knowledge, trainings for Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club coaches and administrators, La Liga and NPFL clubs’ exchanges, marketing, commercial, promotional activities and Youth Development.Dikko said the visit is a landmark for the NPFL as it will be a culmination of strategies for extensive and wholesome development of the league.“As a developing league, we have continuously sought collaborations with some of the global model league management and La Liga is the first of such coming into fruition. There are several benefits that will accrue from this relationship and we intend to tap deeply into their over 25 years of experience of commercialization of football,” said the LMC Chairman.The delegation which will arrive in Abuja on Monday will pay a courtesy visit to the Hon. Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung and the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria; will also undertake a tour of the Abuja National Stadium.“The formal unveiling of the partnership between the NPFL and La Liga will hold on Tuesday while we would create opportunity for stakeholders to interact with the delegation at some point during the day”, Dikko further disclosed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A delegation of the Spanish League (La Liga) Board will arrive in Nigeria on Monday for a bilateral meeting with the League Management Company (LMC) to conclude discussions on collaboration between the two leagues which began during a similar visit by the LMC to Spain earlier this year.The LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko and the Chief Executive Officer, Hon. Nduka Irabor, were in Madrid, Spain from February 29 to March 1 for follow-up talks with the La Liga initiated talks when both Leagues met at the Forum of World Leagues in Germany.The La Liga delegation will be led by the President, Javier Tebas, International Advisor, Melcior Solar, Head of La Liga South Africa, Antonia Barradas and the Head of La Liga Middle East office who is also in charge of African affairs, Fernando Sanz.last_img read more

With blister healing, Shohei Ohtani moves up to sixth in Angels’ batting order

first_imgIn the meantime, he returned to the lineup as a designated hitter and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts after getting a regularly scheduled day of rest Wednesday. He had batted seventh in the order once and eighth six times before moving up to sixth against Boston left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.Why sixth?Why not?“I just think, where our lineup is right now with the groupings, it’s a good spot for Shohei,” Manager Mike Scioscia said of the 23-year-old rookie from Japan. “Get him back in there and, hopefully, he’ll get a chance to look at some pitches and help us.”No question, the Angels missed Ohtani’s .367 average during the first two games of the series against the Red Sox, when they were outscored 19-1. Ohtani went into Thursday with three home runs and 11 RBIs in his first eight games as a hitter. Ohtani’s blister was not expected to trouble him at the plate.“He’s not very worried about it,” Scioscia said. “We’re looking at it very closely. The medical staff is looking at it closely. When you’re out here for a while (in the major leagues), you get a lot of history with guys with blisters and things like that. Hopefully, it’ll be a non-issue.”Scioscia wouldn’t reveal his probable pitchers for the Astros series, but if the Angels stick to their seven-day game plan with Ohtani, he’ll start Tuesday in Houston. Ohtani was scheduled to pitch last Sunday’s game against the Royals in Kansas City, but that game was postponed because of bitter cold.Ohtani ended up pitching on eight days rest because of the postponement and a scheduled off day Monday.MILESTONE ALERTAlbert Pujols went into Thursday needing 10 hits for 3,000 for his career, which would make him only the fourth player in baseball with 3,000 hits and 600 home runs. Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez are the only other players in history to reach both milestones.“It seems like every time he gets a double or a home run or an RBI, you see one of the all-time greats flash on the board that he’s passed,” Scioscia said. “So, it gives perspective in how good Albert’s been and how good he is right now. It’s fun to watch.”In addition to joining the elite 3,000/600 club, Pujols has a chance later this season to join another remarkable group of players. He went into Thursday with 1,928 RBIs, the ninth-most in baseball history. Only three players, Aaron, Babe Ruth and Rodriguez have reached 2,000 RBIs.Aaron had 2,297, Ruth had 2,214 and Rodriguez had 2,086.“He’s meticulous in his preparation and he works very hard at what he has to do on the offensive end and the defensive end, understanding game situations and understanding pitchers,” Scioscia said of Pujols. “He’s as good as anyone I’ve seen at doing that.”WHO’S NEXT?The probables for the Angels’ three-game series against the San Francisco Giants:Friday, Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney (0-0, 5.40) vs. Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija (2018 debut); Saturday, Angels righty Garrett Richards (2-0, 2.60) vs. Giants lefty Derek Holland (0-2, 4.60); Sunday, Angels TBA vs. Giants righty Cueto (1-0, 0.45). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ANAHEIM — The most famous blister in baseball could not prevent Shohei Ohtani from moving up in the Angels’ batting order Thursday. He hit sixth in the finale of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium, the highest he has batted in the order in 2018.Ohtani lasted only two innings before a blister on his right middle finger forced him from his last start on the mound, a loss Tuesday to the Red Sox. He is expected to make his next start as scheduled on Tuesday against the Houston Astros.Ohtani played catch Thursday and his between-starts bullpen session was set for the weekend.“The blister is healing pretty well right now,” Ohtani said through an interpreter after the Angels’ 8-2 loss to the Red Sox. “I’m planning on throwing my bullpen as scheduled, two days before my start. I’ll try to take care of my blister.”last_img read more

Roundabout accident might have been caused by driver passing out

first_imgAccident occurs south of the roundabout Monday evening.Submitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, Feb 4, at 5:40 p.m. a 62-year-old Wellington male, was driving a 93 Buick Regal east bound toward roundabout.Alan Rowan Jr. left the roadway west of “A” Street, travelled about 30-40 feet, crossed “A” Street, and struck a stop sign, coming to a rest in the yard of 915 North A.There was minor damage to the vehicle and city property.  Witnesses report driver appeared to be passed out in vehicle prior to accident.  Driver was transported to Sumner Regional Medical Center. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

LaMelo Ball’s future shoe deal now in Roc Nation’s court

first_imgBecause of the immediate interest LaMelo Ball will receive upon entering the league, there’s an opportunity for him to get a sponsorship worth somewhere in the tens-of-millions. Lonzo Ball infamously squandered a similar amount of cash when he came into the NBA because of his dad’s insistence he stick with Big Baller Brand.”This is something that they are building from the ground up together,” said LaMelo Ball’s manager, Jermaine Jackson, to ESPN. “They are brothers and they love each other and that’s how they roll. It’s all love. They don’t separate from each other.”MORE: How Big Baller Brand fell apart The Ball brothers plan to sign with Roc Nation Sports in a completion of their turn away from their father’s Big Baller Brand endeavor, according to an ESPN report on Monday.Beyond NBA representation — Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball will reportedly be overseen by agent Raymond Brothers — the potential deal has major ramifications for the basketball shoe industry. Roc Nation, headed by Jay-Z, will handle all future shoe deals for the trio, including that of LaMelo Ball, who is expected to be a lottery pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Roc Nation is a growing member of the NBA agency space, currently representing Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert, Justise Winslow and Rudy Gay, among others.Rather than competing at the college level for a year, LaMelo Ball spent last season in Australia’s National Basketball League. He recently bought the team he played for there. Lonzo Ball, meanwhile, is a member of the Pelicans, and LiAngelo Ball is a fringe G League player.”They put together a beautiful game plan with Jay-Z,” Jackson told ESPN. “The basketball game is about to change. They are going to create something totally new.”last_img read more

Former North Iowa Nurse Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS- An Iowa nurse who stole pain medications from his patients and created false medical records to cover up his thefts was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison.58 year old James Allen Moorehead, from Mason City, received the prison term after an August 13, 2018 guilty plea to one count of acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, deception, and subterfuge, one count of false statements relating to health care matters, and one count of aggravated identity theft.In a plea agreement, Moorehead admitted that he was employed at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton, Iowa, as a registered nurse in 2016 and 2017.  During this employment, he used patient identities to get controlled substances by accessing their prescribed medication in the hospital’s system and diverting those pain pills to himself.  He specifically stole pills containing hydrocodone. Moorehead concealed his scheme by making false entries in medical records that the medications were actually administered to the patients.  He would also give his patients Tylenol instead of their prescribed pain medication. Multiple patients reported increased pain during Moorehead’s shifts.Moorehead had previously surrendered his nursing license under a 2008 Iowa Board of Nursing agreement, after having been terminated from North Iowa Mercy Health Center and Genesis Health Center for stealing opioids.  The Iowa Board of Nursing reinstated Moorehead’s nursing license in June 2011, and he began working at Franklin General Hospital in March 2012. He was terminated from that job in March 2017.Moorehead was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment and fined $20,000.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.last_img read more