SUNMAN, Ind.– Ripley County dispatchers indicate horseplay may be to blame for one man suffering injuries in Sunman early Tuesday morning.They say two men got into some sort of scuffle leading to emergency units being called to the scene around 12:30 a.m.One man was airlifted to a Cincinnati hospital and his identity and condition was not immediately released.
A Florida man is facing an aggravated assault charge, after authorities say he intentionally coughed on a cashier.The store worker told deputies that 49-year-old Christopher Canfora, of DeBary, had complained just before the incident that he felt that social distancing precautions for the coronavirus pandemic are “getting out of hand.”She added that Canfora then intentionally coughed on her and the cash register.Today, deputies charged a DeBary man with aggravated assault after he intentionally coughed in the face of a retail store employee, claiming social distancing is “getting out of hand.” Details at https://t.co/ICRFFuDKGs pic.twitter.com/tCtNrXIUcf— Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) April 8, 2020 Deputies who arrested him said he denied the charges, and told them that he does not have COVID-19 symptoms.The arrest report states that Canfora also told deputies that he did not expect anyone to understand his sense of humor.
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte, left, scores on a double hit by Jose Tabata as Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo, right, tries to catch the ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — Russell Martin picked a bad time to make his first error of the season.Martin’s poor throw in the 11th inning set up the winning run in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.There were runners on first and second with no outs when Martin tried to pick off Anthony Rizzo at second and the ball sailed into center field. Rizzo and Alfonso Soriano each moved up a base on the veteran catcher’s first error since Sept. 11 for the New York Yankees at Boston.“I lost grip coming up on the transfer,” Martin said. “Sometimes you can get the grip as you’re going, but I just never really had any grip on the ball and it took off.”After Luis Valbuena was walked intentionally, pinch hitter Dioner Navarro drove in Rizzo with a sacrifice fly off Bryan Morris (4-3).Pittsburgh (53-34) has dropped three of four to fall into a tie with St. Louis for the NL Central lead and the best record in baseball. But Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was quick to defend Martin and pointed to some other key situations that hurt his club.“We’re playing to win,” Hurdle said. “If you’ve watched that guy play all year, you just move on. Throw against the bag and he’s out. What hurt us earlier was the fourth and sixth innings with a runner at third and we weren’t able to score them. Those were things that kind of challenged us a little bit.”The situation in the sixth was particularly glaring, coming with the game tied at 2. The Pirates had runners on second and third with one out, but Jordy Mercer bounced into a fielder’s choice that retired Pedro Alvarez in a rundown between third and home. Pedro Strop then came in and struck out pinch hitter Gaby Sanchez to end the inning.The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead when Scott Hairston connected for a pinch-hit solo homer against Tony Watson in the eighth inning. It was Hairston’s eighth homer.The Pirates were down to their last strike in the ninth when Starling Marte drove a 3-2 pitch from closer Kevin Gregg over the wall in center for his ninth homer.“We never quit, that’s something you can’t teach,” Pittsburgh starter A. J. Burnett said. “Just play until the last out’s made and that’s what we do. You saw Marte, he fouled off some tough pitches, he battled and you saw what happens.”It was Gregg’s second blown save in 17 opportunities. He began the inning with consecutive strikeouts against Jordy Mercer and pinch hitter Travis Snider.“We were one strike away there,” Gregg said. “I made some good pitches in to him, made him conscious of the ball in. I felt like I made a pretty good pitch away from him and he did a good job of hitting and going to get it.”But Navarro rescued Gregg in the 11th inning, and Matt Guerrier (3-4) pitched two scoreless innings for his first win with Chicago.Burnett came off the 15-day disabled list after being sidelined by a strained right calf and pitched five solid innings. He allowed two runs, one earned, and three hits.“Nothing not to like,” Hurdle said of Burnett’s performance. “The ball came out of his hand very crisp, pitched efficiently.”NOTES: RHP Ryan Reid was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for Burnett. … The Pirates start a six-game homestand Monday that includes three-game series against Oakland and the New York Mets. Monday’s game features a pair of All-Star pitchers, with Jeff Locke (8-1, 2.12 ERA) facing the A’s Bartolo Colon (11-3, 2.78 ERA).
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by City of LaceyLACEY, WA, January 22, 2013: The public is invited to participate in the second of a series of planning sessions to enhance Lacey’s Woodland District, a mixed-use sub-area of the city’s central business district, on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Lacey City Hall Council Chambers, 420 College Street SE.In partnership with the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC), Lacey is developing a strategic plan for the district—bordered by Interstate 5, College Street, Lacey Boulevard, and the Chehalis Western Trail—to create a vibrant urban core featuring a mix of residential, office, business, recreation, and service uses. Recent consolidation of state agencies in response to the economic downturn has resulted in nearly 240,000 square-feet of vacant office space in the district. While this has had a negative impact, it also offers an opportunity to diversify the district’s employment base.The workshop will be an interactive presentation which will utilize hand-held instant polling equipment to formulate concepts, establish preferences, and refine design elements. The data gathered will inform the Woodland District Steering Committee and policy-makers on current strategic planning efforts, including concepts that can be successfully implemented immediately as well as broader actions that can be incorporated into land use planning element updates to Lacey’s overall comprehensive plan.To learn more, visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us/get-involved, or contact Ryan Andrews, Associate Planner, at [email protected] or (360) 491-5642.
Facebook48Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Pizza KlatchPizza Klatch, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Thurston County, Washington, is searching for its next Executive Director. This is a full-time, salaried position.Pizza Klatch is a nonprofit dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ youth in our area. Photo courtesy: Pizza KlatchFor more information on the responsibilities and duties this position as well as employment details, please download the full job listing and send a resume and three references to Pizza Klatch Board President Marissa Rathbone, [email protected] MissionTo foster resiliency in LGBTQ+ youth and create a safe and positive school experience through support, education and empowerment.Our VisionLGBTQ+ youth will be empowered to self-advocate, build community, develop confidence, and easily access resources as they explore and develop their identities. School will be a positive and supportive space where LGBTQ+ youth are accepted and celebrated – free to learn without violence, harassment, discrimination, suicidal ideation or self-harm.Pizza Klatch offers weekly support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth (LGBTQ) and their allies in Thurston County, Washington. PK provides free pizza, two trained facilitators for each group, and a convenient and safe forum for discussion and education. Presently there are 19 Pizza Klatch groups at 11 local high schools, attended by 8-25 students per lunch, approximately 300 youth per week.Organizational Goals● Decrease suicide and suicidal attempts of LGBTQ+ students.● Reduce bullying in schools, reduce self-harm and risky behavior.● Help students to feel strong enough to intervene when they witness bullying.● Lend support so LGBTQ+ students feel less isolated in the school setting and will be more apt to graduate.● Educate group members on various subjects and resources related to gender identity, sexual orientation, and social justice.For more information about Pizza Klatch, check out the Pizza Klatch website.