Florida suit challenging federal cruise-liner rules on deck Wednesday

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAlaskaBusinessCDCConditional Sail OrderCOVID-19Federal GovernmentfloridaGovernor Ron DeSantisLawsuitNorwegian Cruise LinesTexasThe Center Square Previous articleColonial pipeline outage threatens gasoline prices; supplies in some statesNext articleOrange Co. offering up to $10k in relief for residents with past due rent Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Alaska and Texas have joined Florida’s lawsuit seeking to overturn a federal conditional sail order and allow cruise ships to resume sailing immediately. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Norwegian is threatening to withdraw its 28 cruise ships from Florida because of a bill signed by DeSantis that prohibits businesses from requiring employees and patrons provide COVID-19 vaccination documentationBy John Haughey | The Center Square “We don’t believe the federal government has the right to mothball a major industry for over a year based on very little evidence and very little data,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said on April 8, the same day Florida sued the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) contending its October conditional-sale order is outdated and has devastated the state’s $8.1 billion cruise industry.When U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday hears arguments in that lawsuit beginning Wednesday in Tampa, Alaska and Texas will have joined Florida in seeking an injunction lifting the order.Texas, citing damage to its $1.8 billion cruise-ship industry, intervened Thursday after the CDC released updated conditional-sale guidelines that require 30 days of preparation before a test sailing and another 60 days before getting a certificate.Cruise ships with at least 95% of passengers and 98% of crew vaccinated can bypass the test-sailing requirement, skipping 30 days in the certification process.“Now here we are a year later and there’s no end in sight,” DeSantis said of the guidelines. “Now they say you can only cruise if you have 98% of people show proof of vaccination. But that’s ridiculous. They’re cruising in other parts of the world where they don’t even have vaccines yet, where they have much higher COVID than in the United States.”Florida’s argument maintains the CDC overstepped legal authority in imposing the restrictions.“Most industries are now back to business, and it is long past time for the rest to follow suit,” Florida’s motion states. “The cruise industry in Florida cannot do so. It has been locked down for over a year. And this lockdown was not enacted pursuant to the state’s police power, by the United States Congress, or even by the politically accountable president. Rather, it was imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pursuant to a limited delegation from Congress to inspect and disinfect property and animals.”U.S. Department of Justice attorneys counter the federal government has long-established authority in regulating maritime commerce and in restricting ship traffic to prevent spread of diseases and states lack legal “standing” in the case.Federal attorneys cite well-publicized outbreaks early in the pandemic aboard cruise ships, noting the “experiences demonstrated that cruise ships are uniquely suited to spread COVID-19, likely due to their close quarters for passengers and crew for prolonged periods and other factors.”One of the main beneficiaries of the states’ effort to lift the conditional-sailing order – Norwegian – is threatening to withdraw its 28 cruise ships from Florida because of a bill signed by DeSantis that prohibits businesses from requiring employees and patrons provide COVID-19 vaccination documentation.Not only does Florida’s “vaccine passport” ban infringe on property rights, Norwegian and other cruise operators say surveys show prospective passengers want fellow travelers and crew vaccinated.“Legally, lawyers believe federal law applies and not state law, but I’m not a lawyer. And we hope this hasn’t become a legal football or a political football,” Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio said during an earnings call last week.“But at the end of the day,” he continued, “cruise ships have motors, propellers and rudders. And God forbid, we can’t operate in the state of Florida for whatever reason, then there are other states that we do operate from. And we can operate from the Caribbean for ships that otherwise would have gone to Florida. We certainly hope it doesn’t come to that.” Norwegian Cruise Line in Mexico, photo by Alonso Reyeslast_img read more

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U9 kid goes into BEAST MODE and nobody can do a thing about it!

first_imgWednesday Sep 14, 2016 U9 kid goes into BEAST MODE and nobody can do a thing about it! Yesterday we received a video from a guy in Australia, Moroni Martin, who was filming at an Under 9’s tournament in Canberra and happened to see this little beast in action. The guys at USA7s put a quick video together, and that has since gone epicly viral.The video features a young player named Meaalofa ‘Rayson’ Te’o absolutely demolishing the opposition, showing great power, speed and even stepping on his way to scoring a number of tries.His team, the Doveton Steelers from Dandenong in Victoria, made it to the grand final of the gala day in Canberra and won the match 20-10, and according to one of those in attendance, “The team was humble, talented and showed amazing sportsmanship”.As with all things that go viral on the internet, this too brought out a lot of haters, which is unfortunate as the little guy was just doing his job, and by all accounts has been incredibly humble.As said by the man that captured the footage, “He uses his strengths to his advantage, as do the other kids, and when both get to have opportunities to play to their strengths they feel good about themselves. This is a very short clip that only shows some of his more obvious strengths.“But not all tackles are made, not all tries are scored – that is just part of sport. Teach them it’s ok! As an adult it is never ok to put any of the kids down.“The best assessment comes from people who were there and as mentioned, it was a great game and all the kids were smiles at the end of it.”If the facebook video above does not work for you, you can see it on page two hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Call for immediate release of imprisoned freelance journalist

first_img————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org August 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for immediate release of imprisoned freelance journalist News United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at yesterday’s decision by San Francisco federal judge William Alsup to jail freelance journalist and blogger (The Revolution Will Be Televised) Josh Wolf for contempt of court after he refused to surrender his unedited video footage of of demonstrations in San Francisco in June 2005, against a G8 summit taking place in Scotland. Wolf was taken from the court to a federal prison in Dublin, California, after being denied bail. His lawyer intended to file an appeal today and to again request Wolf’s release on bail.“Sending this journalist to prison for protecting his material is both a serious violation of press freedom and a negation of the US constitution’s First Amendment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists are not supposed to be judicial auxiliaries or police auxiliaries.” Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by a San Francisco federal judge’s decision to hold journalist and blogger Josh Wolf in contempt of court because he refused to surrender unpublished video footage. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists The press freedom organisation continued: “It is becoming urgent that the free flow of information bills that were presented to the US senate and house of representatives should be debated and adopted, as they uphold this privilege for the press. This would fill the legal void that exists at the federal level, where there is no recognition of this right although it is accepted by 32 states.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Wolf’s absurd and disproportionate imprisonment violates the American Convention on Human Rights, which stipulates that journalists have the right not to disclose their sources. We call for his immediate release.”Wolf’s unedited video footage was subpoenaed by a grand jury because investigators think it showed a police car being deliberately set on fire. Wolf denies having any such footage. Taking care to say that he was not attacking the confidentiality of sources, Judge Alsup ruled yesterday that Wolf was in contempt of court because the government’s right to see his video footage was more important than the protection he enjoys under the constitution. Aged 24, Wolf will remain in prison until he agrees to hand over his footage or until the grand jury’s term expires in July 2007.Wolf’s lawyer, Jose Luis Fuentes, told Reporters Without Borders that the judge refused to look at the video footage in question during yesterday’s hearing, saying this was the grand jury’s job. The also judge said there was no federal shield law that exempted journalists from participating in a grand jury investigation.The case came before the federal judicial authorities for the sole reason that it was a federal vehicle that was set on fire. If the state of California authorities had brought proceedings against Walsh, he would have had complete protection. Instead, he was subject to federal law which, paradoxically, affords less protection.Wolf’s case highlights the precarious status of journalists in the United States and recalls the case of Vanessa Leggett, who spent 168 days in detention in 2001 and early 2002 for contempt of court after refusing to surrender her notes to a grand jury, and was freed only when the grand jury investigation ended. She could be questioned and arrested again if the investigation was ever reopened. News Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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More Than 200 Olympic-style Boxers Set to Compete in Pasadena Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week The public is invited to watch more than 200 Olympic-style boxers compete in the Region XIII Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament Jan. 9-11, 2015, at the Victory Park Community Center gymnasium, 2575 Paloma St.Hosted by the City of Pasadena’s Human Services and Recreation Department, the three-day tournament consists of matchups between amateur boxers ages 10-15 representing Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Finalists will advance to the national tournament February 5-7, 2015, in Independence, Mo.Tournament bouts will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9; two sessions will be held at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10; and the tournament will conclude Sunday, Jan. 11, with final bouts starting at 11:00 a.m.Admission is $8.00 per session for adults, $5 per session for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Tickets will be available at the door on tournament days only.For additional tournament information, contact Bill Davis, Recreation Coordinator, at (626) 744-6523 or [email protected] connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Uncategorized More Than 200 Olympic-style Boxers Set to Compete in Pasadena Silver Gloves Boxing Tournament January 9-11, 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 25, 2014 | 12:34 pm Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Vernier Launches its Spring 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series for Science and STEM Educators

first_imgEducation Vernier Launches its Spring 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series for Science and STEM Educators From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 9, 2015 | 11:34 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena will be one of the 34 nationwide stops for Vernier Software and Technology’s free workshops across America to help science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum, it was announced today.The tour is expected to stop in Pasadena on April 16.During each four-hour workshop, educators will engage in hands-on training using Vernier’s award-winning technology, including its Go Wireless Temp, the first in a family of wireless sensors for use with iPad and compatible mobile devices.“Our workshops provide educators with a free, hands-on professional development opportunity that allows them to learn new and exciting ways to deliver students an engaging science or STEM education,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher.“Educators can take the skills and best practices learned in the workshops and apply them as part of their classroom instruction to help students master the practices, ideas and concepts detailed in the Next Generation State Standards,’’ Vernier said.During the workshops, training specialists provide attendees with guidance as they explore classroom-ready experiments they can use in their physics, biology, chemistry, environmental and K–8 science classes.Attendees have the option of earning two (quarter) graduate science credit hours through the Portland State University Center for Science Education. Each workshop also includes a light meal and an electronic copy of Vernier’s Workshop Training Manual, which includes ready-to-use lab handouts for all science disciplines.To register for a Vernier data-collection workshop go to http://www.vernier.com/training/workshops. Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Permian Basin rig counts rises, national count falls

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 19Next articleMan charged with assaulting girlfriend, child admin WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Baker Hughes logo 2 The rig count in the Permian Basin increased by six in the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 409 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count declined by three to a total of 936 rigs. A year ago, 694 rigs were active. The count shows that 747 rigs sought oil, a decrease of five from the previous week, and 189 explored for natural gas, an increase of two from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $59.75 per barrel, down $1 from last week. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $63.37 per barrel, down 93 cents from last week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. Pinterest WhatsApp Permian Basin rig counts rises, national count falls Pinterest Local NewsBusiness By admin – January 19, 2018 last_img read more

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Doherty claims government is promoting forced emigration after Donegal man is advised of job…

first_img Previous articleGarda had to drive ambulance to Letterkenny General Hospital as there was no paramedic availableNext articleDeputy Pringle hits out at Government plan to €150 million from the Local Government Fund to write-down debt News Highland Doherty claims government is promoting forced emigration after Donegal man is advised of job in Malta Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Twitter By News Highland – March 27, 2013 The Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty is urging Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to clarify if it’s now the policy of her department to seek low paid jobs abroad for unemployed Irish people.The Donegal South West deputy raised the issue – after one of his constituents showed him a letter he received from the department telling him about a bus driver job in Malta, paying 250 euro per week.Deputy Doherty has described the move as “outrageous” and has asked the Minister to comment on the matter….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/pdoc530.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebooklast_img read more

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Hixon named to AISA ‘Hall of Fame’

first_img If there were an all-pro bowl for teachers, Betty Hixon would be a shoo-in, said Delaney Kervin, retired headmaster of Pike Liberal Arts School.“Betty Hixon has all of the qualities that make for an outstanding teacher,” Kervin said. “She was demanding of her students. She was a good disciplinarian and she really cared about her students. She was my assistant headmaster for years. She was the backbone of Pike Liberal Arts. She is an all-pro teacher.”There is no all-pro recognition for teachers but the Alabama Independent School Association does have a Hall of Fame for those who have excelled in leadership in the state’s independent schools and Hixon has been awarded the prestigious honor. By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “They would want to know why they had to learn about adjectives and phrases and I told them because grammer is a means to an end and the end is for them to be a better writer. Writing is a talent like playing the piano. So there is a place for grammer in their lives.”Hixon said she had no secret formula for discipline. She just kept her students busy.“They said if I had two extra minutes in a class, I would start something new,” she said, laughing. “I always had every minute of my classes planned,” she said. “Of course, that kept me busy, too, but I wanted them to learn all they could and that meant keeping them busy.”Hixon taught a total of 43 years and she said her association with young people kept her young.“At least my attitude,” she said. “I treasure the times I was teaching and all of the good times and even the not-so-good ones. I made lasting friendships with my students, my fellow teachers and I am especially proud that I was chosen many times by my students to attend the PRAISE banquet with them. That was a real honor for me.”And, if she had the chance to do it all again, would she follow the same path?And, without hesitation, the 2009 AISA Hall of Famer, said, “Oh, yes.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip “What makes this so special is that this award is a statewide recognition so it means that it came from outside my ‘comfort’ zone,” she said. “It is always nice to be recognized for what you’ve done. I’m so proud to be among the others who have received this recognition and those who have been nominated. Delaney Kervin and Dwight Ward at PLAS have also been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the teaching field. I’m honored to be among them.”Hixon admitted that she was known as a strict disciplinarian.“When the students got to be seniors, they realized that I wasn’t as bad as they thought I was when they were tenth graders,” she said, laughing. “But I would get on my soapbox every now and then. I wanted them to know that life is learning — that learning is not always in books. I wanted them to have positive attitudes and be enthusiastic about life and learning.”Hixon said one of her students, Max Ellis, still reminds her of one of her favorite “sayings” – “If you don’t get it, it’s your own fault because it’s there for you.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Published 12:00 am Friday, September 25, 2009 Sponsored Content Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Study Island brings life to classroom Classroom studies aren’t always entertaining, but some classes at Charles Henderson Middle School sure are making efforts. “This is one… read more Hixon taught English and history at Pike Liberal Arts for 32 years and was a positive influence on every student who passed through her doorway, Kervin said.“Betty was the senior sponsor for many years and she still knows the name of every one of her students and she still cares about everyone one of them,” he said. “She touched a lot of young lives and still does today through her influence.”As a teacher, Hixon has received many awards and recognitions but she said being name to the AISA Hall of Fame is a very special award. 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Police officer killed just one day before retirement in high-speed chase

first_imgamphotora/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A police officer has been killed in the line of duty just one day away from retirement when a suspect intentionally crashed into his police cruiser.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Florida said that the incident occurred at approximately 3:42 p.m. on Jan. 11 when authorities received a report from the Paddock Club Apartments in Brandon, Florida, that a man had been “throwing property out of his apartment window and front door” and that the individual had allegedly threatened to harm himself in the past.However, when deputies arrived, they spoke to the man in question through the door and determined that there was no cause to arrest the individual at the time.Another call was made about 90 minutes later at 5:03 p.m. reporting another disturbance and that the same man was now nude and acting erratically.HCSO deputies subsequently arrived to the apartments for a second time but when authorities tried to establish a dialogue with the man, later identified as 28-year-old Travis Zachary Gabriel Garrett, he turned combative and struck responding officer Michael Durig Jr. multiple times.“It was then that the second responding deputy, Adam Pautz, deployed his taser once without success, forcing Deputy Durig to deploy his taser two times, also without success,” the HCSO said in a statement.Garrett then reportedly jumped into his vehicle and fled the scene while Deputy Durig and Deputy Pautz chased the suspect before he crashed through a gated entrance to the apartment complex and made his way onto Brandon Parkway where the high speed pursuit was picked up by 54-year-old Master Corporal Brian LaVigne.“According to several witnesses, [Garrett] intentionally rammed into Master Corporal Brian LaVigne at a high rate of speed,” HCSO confirmed. “Fellow deputies worked heroically to try and tend to his injuries, while Hillsborough County Fire Rescue attempted to extricate Master Corporal LaVigne for several minutes. Despite their courageous efforts and those on frontlines at Tampa General Hospital, Master Corporal LaVigne passed away while in the line of duty.”In a press conference on Monday evening, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Connister said that LaVigne, who had spent more than 30 years in law enforcement, was just one day away from retirement and was due to work one final shift on Jan. 13 before retiring.“Master Corporal Brian LaVigne has been a part of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office family since 1990, and he was just days away from retirement,” said Sherriff Chad Connister. “We will never forget Master Corporal LaVigne for laying down his life in the line of duty or the response of his squad members who did everything they could to ensure that the individual responsible for his death was apprehended.”The HCSO is investigating the fatal incident and authorities have confirmed that charges against Garrett are forthcoming.LaVigne is survived by his wife and two adult children, one of whom is also a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Joe Kelly, Tyler Austin among 8 disciplined for roles in Yankees-Red Sox brawl

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMaddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Boston Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly was suspended six games and New York Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin was suspended five games by Major League Baseball for their roles in the bench clearing brawl Wednesday night.The fight broke out in the top of the seventh inning of the rivals’ game at Fenway Park Wednesday night. After Austin was hit by a pitch from Kelly he rushed the mound and both players began throwing punches. The benches cleared and the melee spilled across the field. Six other players and coaches were punished for their roles in the brawl, including Red Sox manager, Alex Cora, Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevins, pitcher CC Sabathia of the Yankees and shortstop Xander Bogaerts, infielder Marco Hernandez and second baseman Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox. Sabathia, Bogaerts, Pedroia and Hernandez received fines for entering the field during the brawl while being on the disabled list. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund,April 13, 2018 /Sports News – National Joe Kelly, Tyler Austin among 8 disciplined for roles in Yankees-Red Sox brawl Written by April 13, 2018 /Sports News – National Joe Kelly, Tyler Austin among 8 disciplined for roles in Yankees-Red Sox brawl FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMaddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Boston Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly was suspended six games and New York Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin was suspended five games by Major League Baseball for their roles in the bench clearing brawl Wednesday night.The fight broke out in the top of the seventh inning of the rivals’ game at Fenway Park Wednesday night. After Austin was hit by a pitch from Kelly he rushed the mound and both players began throwing punches. The benches cleared and the melee spilled across the field. Six other players and coaches were punished for their roles in the brawl, including Red Sox manager, Alex Cora, Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevins, pitcher CC Sabathia of the Yankees and shortstop Xander Bogaerts, infielder Marco Hernandez and second baseman Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox. Sabathia, Bogaerts, Pedroia and Hernandez received fines for entering the field during the brawl while being on the disabled list. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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