UPDATE: Shooting in Harrison overnight

first_imgOriginal Story—Police are investigating a shooting in Harrison where one person has reportedly died.Officers were dispatched to the scene of a shooting on Winding Way Drive at around 8 pm for an accidental shooting involving a teenager. The Hamilton County coroner was at the scene.It has been reported that 3 juveniles were taken into the police department, but were not specific about their involvement.  Will will keep you updated as information becomes available. Harrison, OH—UPDATE—A 15-year-old boy is dead and a 16-year-old boy has been charged with reckless homicide after a shooting in Harrison on Wednesday, police said.Information from the investigation alleges the juveniles were home alone when they found a loaded firearm. Police said the firearm was mishandled by the teenager and one round was fired, striking the 15-year-old victim. Police said three other juveniles were found at the residence at the time of the shooting.A 16-year-old has been charged with reckless homicide. That teen is at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.Police say no adults were home at the time of the shooting.last_img read more

Badgers slam way to 2nd-straight sweep

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin softball team swept its second doubleheader in as many days Tuesday, taking out Loyola-Chicago 4-1 and 10-3 at Goodman Diamond despite not having the services of star senior shortstop Kris Zacher, who aggravated her back in Monday’s doubleheader against North Dakota State.The Badgers improved their overall record to 17-19 (3-7 Big Ten) in their final tune-up before hitting the road this weekend for four Big Ten games.Despite a very strong wind blowing out toward the fences, Wisconsin starting pitcher Katie Layne controlled the Ramblers from the opening pitch in game one, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out five. Layne faced more than four batters in an inning only once, coming in the fourth when Loyola manufactured its only run of the game.Despite Layne’s strong performance, Rambler hurler Katie Schupbach held the Badger offense in check, and the score was tied at 1-1 when Wisconsin came to bat in the fourth. With two outs, freshman Ricci Robben came to the plate with pinch runner Melissa Trainor at first and singled, moving Trainor to second and setting the stage for second baseman Kaitlin Reiss. Reiss, who entered the game with only three hits in 27 at bats this season, came up big for Wisconsin, lacing a single to center field to score Trainor and put the Badgers up 2-1.“That was a big hit for us,” Wisconsin head coach Karen Gallagher said of Reiss’ RBI single. “She’s got the heart of a lion, and she got up there and made a hit that I think will help her get some confidence and feel better about her game.”Wisconsin went on to add insurance runs in the fifth and sixth, but Reiss’ RBI proved to be all the run support Layne needed, as she cruised through the last three innings. Layne ended the game with a strike out on a picture-perfect third strike, painting the corner and freezing the batter to put a stamp on the Badgers’ 4-1 victory.The wind picked up even more before game two and dark skies threatened to rain on the Badgers’ three-game winning streak. Lightning began to pepper the horizon in the bottom of the second inning, and the sky became more and more ominous with each passing minute, prompting the umpires to briefly convene with the two managers before deciding to play on, and the weather turned out not to be a factor.Wisconsin drew first blood, taking a 1-0 lead after the first inning when freshman Katie Hnatyk looped a single to left field, scoring sophomore center fielder Sam Polito from third base.Wisconsin again benefited from outstanding pitching, as sophomore Eden Brock breezed through the Rambler lineup, mowing down the first 11 batters in order en route to an effective five-inning performance, giving up only one run on four hits.While Brock cruised, Loyola starting pitcher Andrea Wise had all sorts of trouble with her control. In the bottom of the third, Wise loaded the bases with no outs on a walk and two hit batsmen. Wise went on to walk three more batters, throw a wild pitch and give up an RBI single to Badger shortstop Athena Vasquez, the only hit of the inning, before finally being replaced by Schupbach. When the inning finally ended, Wisconsin had totaled four runs with only one hit and assumed control of the game, 5-0.After four innings, the score was 6-1 before Loyola reinserted Wise at pitcher. The Badgers scored two runs in each of the final two innings and coasted to a 10-3 victory. Wise ended the game having pitched four-and-one-third innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits, eight walks, two hit batsmen and a wild pitch.“That is the first thing we told [the players] tonight, that this team has a lot of walks and that we need to be patient at the plate,” Gallagher said of her team’s discipline at the plate. “We really made them work and pitch themselves out of trouble instead of helping them out.”Brock won her 12th game of the season, equaling her total from all of last year.On the field, Wisconsin did not commit an error in either game of the doubleheader, a promising sign for a team that has struggled defensively all year.“It felt great,” Gallagher said of her team’s defense. “I’m ecstatic that we played great defense and we are capable of doing that. The kids stayed focused, and the infield especially was very quick to react to the ball and make the plays.”Wisconsin will look to carry the momentum from its four-straight wins on its first road trip in conference play, where UW will try to improve on its 3-7 Big Ten mark.“We just needed to have fun, and I think it will really help us feel better going in and prepare us to play the game at a high level because that is what we are going to see,” Gallagher said. “These games today were just great for us.”last_img read more

Red Wolves Win Prairie View A&M Invitational

first_imgPrairie View A&M invitational Overall Standings 1. Arkansas State ^2. Vanderbilt ^3. Mckendree4. Stephen F. Austin ^5. Sam Houston State University ^6. North Carolina A&T 7. Maryland Eastern Shore8. Nebraska9.  Fairleigh Dickinson 10. Tulane ^11. Prairie View A&M 12. Texas Southern^ Southland Bowling League member Story by Arkansas State Media RelationsARLINGTON, Texas — The Arkansas State women’s bowling team took first-place honors at the Prairie View A&M Invitational Sunday.“This tournament is one of the hardest to win,” said A-State head bowling coach Justin Kostick. “It is an invitational tournament and all of the best teams are here to compete in it. We have been putting ourselves in position to win the last three events and finished second. Eventually, when you keep putting yourself in position to win, good things will happen.”A-State started the day off with a traditional match against Fairleigh Dickinson University claiming a 1,029-940 victory over the Knights. This win sent the Red Wolves to play second-seed McKendree where they took a 4-1 (266-219, 178-176, 185-183, 209-200, 269-224) win to advance to the championship match.The Scarlet and Black defeated fellow Southland Bowling League member Vanderbilt 4-2 (171-130, 213-176, 194-189, 182-161, 181-167, 223-216) to claim 2019 Prairie View A&M Invitational honors.last_img read more

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Extended Water Shutoff Moratorium

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesSeptember 29, 2014;Detroit Free PressThe continuing tragedy of Detroit’s practice of turning off running, potable water on households who are seriously delinquent on their water bills has reached a new pinnacle: The judge overseeing the Detroit bankruptcy process has ruled that he doesn’t have the authority to stop the shutoffs.Or did he say that? It isn’t really clear. He actually said that there is no constitutional right of citizens to running, potable water. Clean water may be a necessity for health and wellbeing, but it isn’t a right. People who have their water shut off can presumably use public toilets, find drinking fountains, or access water for hygiene elsewhere.There may not be a constitutional right to water in Judge Steven Rhodes’s view, but the United Nations believes (and has a resolution indicating) that water is a human right. The UN General Assembly:“Recognizes the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights; [and]“Calls upon States and international organizations to provide financial resources, capacity-building and technology transfer, through international assistance and cooperation, in particular to developing countries, in order to scale up efforts to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all”But Judge Rhodes also introduced a financial issue that may have been as much a factor in his thinking as the question of his constitutional prerogatives. In his ruling from the bench, Judge Rhodes suggested that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department would be financially harmed by an extension of the water shutoff moratorium. In light of the city’s bankruptcy and the efforts of all parties to eke every nickel they can out of any source they might find, the judge said that an extended moratorium on shutoffs would be “the last thing [Detroit] needs” as a “hit to its revenues.”Alice Jennings, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, which included 10 residents as well as nonprofits like the People’s Water Board and the National Action Network, pointed out that her clients were not advocating for free water, but for affordable water. Moreover, the cutoffs could adversely negatively impact people least able to cope with the lack of running water, such as homes with children or with disabled persons. Witnesses from the Water Department testified that they didn’t possess “specific data” on how many of the shutoffs had affected households with vulnerable people, though one department spokesperson suggested without elaboration that they had “a fairly good handle on this.”Since the shutoff moratorium ended in August, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has been turning off water for as many as 400 accounts a day. According to Darryl Latimer, the department’s deputy director, DWSD was “on pace to collect $1.5 million” in July, but during the month of the moratorium, the Department only got $200,000. If you were a bankruptcy judge trying to hammer out an equitable arrangement between the city and its multiple creditors, you might be disinclined to pass on maximizing available funds—even with the potential cost of human lives.The result is that even with the moratorium and with programs generated by foundations and other donors, some 22,000 homes lost water due to shutoffs between March and August. Subtract the 15,251 who had service restored through payments or agreeing to payment plans, and that leaves nearly 7,000 homes shut off, with more on the way.{loadmodule mod_banners,Ads for Advertisers 5} The judge’s decision may have been even more than an issue of scraping for every potential coin in Detroit. The press cited Aaron Renn, an urban affairs analyst who blogs under the name “The Urbanophile,” to the effect that, “If city officials don’t have the stomach to collect long-overdue [water] bills, how will they undertake tougher reforms?”Judge Rhodes could have said that widespread water shutoffs in Detroit were a health and safety threat to Detroit’s predominantly low-income population, but instead he said it was outside of his legal purview. His ruling could have laid the groundwork for a thoughtful discussion of what aspects of public services—or how much of public services—should be treated as human rights and not subordinate to the financial needs of a municipal department whose history of managerial miscues and bad investments led to the Detroit water crisis.That’s what’s really at issue: What parts of modern life should be treated as necessities, as rights to be protected? Access to healthcare? Access to decent and safe housing? Access to clean running water? In this instance, perhaps only a narrow one, Judge Rhodes has ruled that the rights of Detroit’s creditors who are trying to get paid back for their investments and expenses, trump the rights of Detroit’s legacy residents who are simply trying to live. – Rick CohenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more