By Geraldine Cook November 04, 2019 The Curaçao/Aruba Forward Operating Location works with different agencies to counter transnational criminal organizations.Partner nations and the United States are on constant alert in their common battle against drug trafficking. The Curaçao/Aruba Forward Operating Location (FOL), also known as Security Cooperation Location, is a tactical location, which allows U.S. and partner nations use of the airfields at Curaçao Hato International Airport and Aruba’s Reina Beatrix International Airport to support regional efforts to disrupt security threat networks.The Curaçao/Aruba FOL is the result of a 10-year access security and defense cooperation agreement the United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands signed in March 2000 and renewed in 2010. The Curaçao/Aruba FOL supports operations of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) to detect, monitor, and track aircraft or vessels engaged in illicit drug trafficking that originate in South America and cross the Caribbean Sea to reach Mexico and the United States. The U.S. Air Force manages the Curaçao/Aruba FOL day-to-day activities providing 24/7 operational and logistics support for interagency cooperation in drug missions.“Our mission is to provide forward airbase operations in support of JIATF South’s multinational aerial counter narcotics detection, monitoring, and tracking operations in the region,” said U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel James Sinclair, Curaçao/Aruba FOL’s commander. “We do work in an environment where we trust and work together with our partners and U.S. agencies. We have a robust relationship with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curaçao, and Aruba’s government as well.”The Curaçao/Aruba FOL coordinates all logistics requirements to help interdiction operations upon receiving information from JIATF South Command Center, located at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Key West, Florida. Their airfield hosts P-8, P-3C, and C-130 Hercules aircraft, among others, to ensure readiness to conduct surveillance flights to detect drug cartel vessels and aircraft.“Transnational drug organizations have been pushing more of their drugs through the Pacific Ocean rather than the Caribbean, adjusting tactics, techniques, and procedures, looking for new routes,” said Lt. Col. Sinclair. “JIATF South constantly improves detection and exploitation methods to counter illicit traffU.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel James Sinclair, Curaçao/Aruba FOL’s commander (third from left) along with U.S. Air Force members and firefighters are ready 24/7 to support aerial counter drug missions. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)icking operations, working with partner nations and their capabilities in the fight against narcotrafficking organizations.”Solid partnership The Curaçao/Aruba FOL is comprised of units from Air Forces Southern’s 612th Theater Operations Group/Detachment 2 and 429th Expeditionary Operations Squadron. It also has a fire department team to support their daily activities.Counter drug operations are carried out with the participation of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service, among other agencies, as well as the cooperation of the government of the Netherlands. As of September 2019, The Curaçao/Aruba FOL has provided logistics support to 95 counter narcotics missions and 18 non-drug related missions. They also joined missions in support of weather reconnaissance and responded to natural disasters.“We build diplomacy with our neighbors to counter the threat of drugs in the region. Having an interagency relationship builds transparency and trust not only with other agencies within the U.S. government but also builds trust with our Latin American and Caribbean countries that are part of JIATF South,” said U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Popp, Curaçao/Aruba FOL’s director of Operations. “It shows we are working together as one team, one fight.”
Police say Bucanelli traveled down “several” streets in the village of Homer before coming to a stop. State Police say Bucanelli will be arraigned in court at a later date. VILLAGE OF HOMER, N.Y. (WBNG) — New York State Police say troopers made a felony arrest in the village of Homer early Tuesday morning. Bucanelli was also charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree. All are misdemeanors. They say troopers found drugs and meth making materials in Bucanelli’s vehicle. State Police say 32-year-old David M. Bucanelli was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in the 3rd degree after Bucanelli failed to comply with a traffic stop on State Route 11.
Update on the latest sports Following one final delay in their effort to return from a miserable coronavirus-induced hiatus, the Marlins found enough power and pitching within their vastly overhauled roster to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 Tuesday night. Francisco Cervelli and Jesús Aguilar homered for the Marlins, who had their season halted after 18 players tested positive for COVID-19 following the opening series in Philadelphia.All the happiness that playing baseball brings was displayed when Cervelli slammed a 3-1 pitch from John Means over the left-field wall to give Miami a 1-0 lead in the fifth. The players in the dugout cheered, and Cervelli saluted them as the rounded third and headed for home.In other Tuesday action:— Mike Trout homered in his first plate appearance as a father, Albert Pujols moved one step closer to Willie Mays on the career home runs list and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3. Trout missed four games while on paternity leave for the birth of his son, Beckham Aaron Trout. He returned with a solo shot to left-center in the first inning on a day full of news for the Angels as top prospect Jo Adell also made his debut. Pujols hit a two-run homer later in the first for a 3-0 lead, giving him 659 for his career, one behind Mays on the career list.— Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hit solo homers, George Springer added a two-run double and the Houston Astros roughed up Madison Bumgarner in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Altuve hit his homer in the first inning and Correa followed with another in the second. The Astros put the game away in the fifth inning with five runs, including two on Springer’s bases-loaded double. The Diamondbacks have lost five of six games. Bumgarner had a rough night, giving up eight runs over 4 1/3 innings. — Max Fried boosted Atlanta’s depleted rotation by allowing only one run in six innings, Austin Riley hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1. Riley pulled a 3-2 pitch from Matt Shoemaker into the Blue Jays’ bullpen behind the left-field wall in the fifth. It was the third homer allowed by Shoemaker. Matt Adams and Tyler Flowers hit homers in the second. Fried was thrust into the role of staff ace when Mike Soroka suffered a torn right Achilles tendon on Monday night, ending his season.— Stephen Piscotty hit Oakland’s second walkoff grand slam of the year and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.— José Berríos pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. The Twins won their fifth in a row and improved to 9-2 for the second time in the team’s 60-year history. The game was delayed for nine minutes in the fifth inning and players were pulled off the field when the drone flew over center field. A few pitchers in the bullpen threw balls at the flying intruder but missed.— Max Fried boosted Atlanta’s depleted rotation by allowing only one run in six innings, Austin Riley hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1. The Blue Jays played their first game since Thursday in this virus-interrupted season. — Jose Abreu hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, helping Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox edge the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2. The White Sox have won six consecutive games for the first time since April 2017 as they attempt to snap a string of seven straight losing seasons. This latest victory may prove costly. White Sox rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal left the game with an injured left shoulder. In an attempted workaround of the rules, Labbe went to an SCCA event last weekend at Daytona to try to learn the circuit. NASCAR officials caught wind of his presence and ordered Labbe off the track.COLORADO-STATE-COVID-19-INVESTIGATIONColorado St investigates athlete claims on COVID reportingFORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State president Joyce McConnell says she will launch an investigation into how the athletic department handled COVID-19 safety protocols amid a report that players were told not to reveal symptoms. The investigation stems from an article published in the Coloradoan. According to the newspaper report, Colorado State football players and members of the athletic staff say that coaches told them not to report COVID-19 symptoms and threatened players with reduced playing time should they quarantine. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB SCHEDULETriumphant return for retooled Marlins, who beat Orioles 4-0UNDATED (AP) — Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring. August 5, 2020 — Shane Bieber overcame two solo home runs to pitch into the eighth inning, Franmil Reyes hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. The Indians played their third consecutive game without manager Terry Francona, who continues to undergo tests in Cleveland for a gastrointestinal condition. — Austin Meadows got two hits after missing the first 10 games of the season with the coronavirus and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped their losing streak at five by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1. Boston lost its fourth in a row, including a three-game sweep at Yankees Stadium over the weekend, and fell to 3-8 overall.— The Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel.MLB-NEWSMolina among Cardinals who tested positive — A group of House Democrats has called for the name of former baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to be pulled off future Most Valuable Player plaques. It’s an idea endorsed by several players who have won the award. U.S. Reps. Gil Cisneros of California and Cedric Richmond of Louisiana sent a letter signed by 28 members of Congress on Tuesday to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America asking for action. In late June, former NL MVPs Barry Larkin, Mike Schmidt and Terry Pendleton told The Associated Press they would favor removing Landis’ name from the trophy because of concerns over his handling of Black players.NBA-SCHEDULEDoncic’s triple-double sends Mavericks past Kings in OTLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic punctuated a triple-double by making the tiebreaking shot with 1:57 left in overtime Tuesday and leading the Dallas Mavericks past the Sacramento Kings, 114-110.Doncic was sensational, finishing with 34 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 12 assists. Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and seven rebounds before fouling out late in regulation. NHL-SCHEDULEAho, Reimer help Hurricanes beat Rangers 4-1 for sweepUNDATED (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored twice in the third period while James Reimer was strong in net to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night and sweep the Stanley Cup qualifier series. Warren Foegele scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period for the Hurricanes. Reimer added 37 saves for the Hurricanes in his first start of the series. Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers. Rookie Igor Shesterkin finished with 27 saves in his postseason debut for New York.In other Tuesday action:— The Nashville Predators stumbled in their postseason opener by falling into an early hole, putting themselves in a must-win situation for Game 2. Behind steady goaltending and a dedication to clogging shooting lanes, the Predators snatched the momentum back less than 24 hours before Game 3. DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-COACHFormer coach gets 90 days in connection with Nassar caseLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university sports doctor Larry Nassar. Sixty-five-year-old Kathie Klages was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassar’s abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She also was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months probation. Klages said in a tearful statement that she did not remember being told about abuse and apologized to victims if the conversations occurred. — Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat never trailed in beating the Boston Celtics 111-106. The Heat remained alone in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics had their lead for the No. 3 seed cut to 1 1/2 games over the Heat. Miami has a game lead on Indiana and improved to 2-1 so far in the seeding games despite Jimmy Butler sitting out with a sore right ankle.— Devin Booker made a turnaround jumper over Paul George as time expired, capping a 35-point performance and giving the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns improved to 3-0 in the bubble as they chase a playoff spot. Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 27 points and George added 23. In NBA news:—Jamal Crawford made his Brooklyn debut and it ended quickly. Crawford hurt his left hamstring in the second quarter of the Nets’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Crawford had five points and three assists in six minutes off the bench. He got hurt while being guard by Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, who appeared to step on Crawford’s foot. —The Memphis Grizzlies will be without forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. for whatever remains of this season after he hurt his left knee. The Grizzlies said Jackson was hurt when he landed awkwardly after making contact with an opponent while contesting a shot. Further evaluation found a meniscus tear in his left knee. Jackson is expected to make a full recovery. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MINNESOTA-BATEMANGophers star Bateman skips season amid virus worry, goes proMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman has opted out of the 2020 season amid concerns about the coronavirus. He will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. Bateman posted a video on Twitter that he narrated in explanation of his decision. The university confirmed his departure, which Bateman called “the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make in my life.” The native of Tifton, Georgia, totaled 111 receptions, 1,923 yards and 17 touchdowns over two seasons. Bateman was a third team All-American in 2019. He won the Big Ten Conference’s receiver of the year award. Klages is the second person other than Nassar to be convicted of charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment.NASCAR-ILLEGAL TESTNASCAR penalizes Xfinity team for illegal test at DaytonaCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined an Xfinity Series team $50,000 because driver Alex Labbe violated the testing policy for the road course at Daytona International Speedway.NASCAR will race on that configuration for the first time later this month and is not holding any practice sessions before the events. The sanctioning body has said drivers may participate in only one race that weekend in an effort to prevent competitors from gaining experience on the course. UNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Lions have removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback’s wife toward the NFL.The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. Stafford was listed on it Saturday, but the team said Tuesday his testing sequence for the pre-entry period was: negative, negative, false positive — then the next three tests were all negative.The team issued a statement saying Stafford does not have the virus and never did.In other NFL news:— NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players. There also are opt-out provisions for players who experience emergency or extenuating circumstances during the season due to the coronavirus. Another person with direct knowledge of the agreement between the league and the players’ union tells The Associated Press that relief in the 2020 salary cap is being provided to the 32 teams. — Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Andrew Billings has opted out of the 2020 season because of coronavirus concerns. Billings signed a one-year free-agent contract with Cleveland in March after spending three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 6-foot-1, 328-pounder was going to give the Browns some size and depth up front. Billings is the third Cleveland player who has chosen not to play, following guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck. The Browns also placed wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley on the reserve/COVID-19 list.— Linebacker Skai Moore has become the first Indianapolis Colts player to opt out of playing the 2020 season because of the coronavirus. Moore has been a backup linebacker and special teams player the last two seasons for Indy. He appeared in a total of 10 games over those two seasons. Players who opt out voluntarily will receive a $150,000 stipend. Those who receive a medical opt out will receive $350,000.— The Jacksonville Jaguars have cleared starting quarterback Gardner Minshew from the COVID-19 list. Minshew spent the last two days in mandatory quarantine after being in close contact with someone infected. Safety Andrew Wingard also was activated from the COVID-19 list Tuesday. Minshew, Wingard and receiver Michael Walker are roommates in Jacksonville and have been for more than a year. Walker remains on the list. Jacksonville had an NFL-leading dozen players on the COVID-19 list Monday, with most of them being rookies and second-year players like Minshew, Wingard and Walker. The Jaguars are expected to hold their first training camp practice next Wednesday.— Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy has finalized a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the signing, the Bucs add another offensive playmaker to help Tom Brady with his new team. The 32-year-old McCoy is entering his 12th NFL season. — The New York Giants improved their pass rush by re-signing linebacker Markus Golden. The Giants announced Tuesday the signing on their leader in sacks last season. Golden’s contract is a one-year tender for $5.1 million. Golden had 10 sacks in 2019, more than twice the total of any other Giants defender. The 29-year-old is entering his sixth season. Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he’s one of the players on the team who tested positive for COVID-19. The nine-time All-Star revealed his results in a Spanish-language Instagram post. Soon afterward, the Cardinals issued a release naming six of the players who have tested positive. The others are infielders Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa and Rangel Ravelo along with pitchers Junior Fernandez and Kodi Whitley. The outbreak resulted in the postponement of the Cardinals’ scheduled three-game weekend series at Milwaukee as well as a four-game series with Detroit. In other MLB news:— The Atlanta Braves have placed right-hander Mike Soroka on the 45-day injured list following his torn right Achilles tendon and have designated right-hander Chris Rusin for assignment. Soroka was the team’s opening day starter. He had to be helped off the field after suffering his season-ending injury in Monday night’s loss to the New York Mets. It was the Mavs’ first victory since arriving at Walt Disney World and allowed them to remain the only NBA to avoid three straight losses this season.In other action:—Damian Lillard scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony hit a big 3-pointer late to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a 110-102 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Blazers led by one before Lillard made one of two free throws. Anthony’s 3 then extended the lead to 107-102 when less than a minute to go. Anthony had 15 points and 11 rebounds. James Harden led Houston with 23 points and nine assists on a night he was slowed by foul trouble. Jeff Green added a season-high 22 points —Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3s to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Luwawu-Cabarrot finished with a career-high 26 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 16 points playing only the first half for Milwaukee, which now has lost two of three seeding games. —T.J. Warren scored 32 points and Myles Turner added 21 to send the Indiana Pacers past Orlando 120-109 for their third consecutive victory. Warren has topped the 30-point mark in each game at Walt Disney World and tied Jermaine O’Neal’s franchise record for most points in a three-game stretch with 119. Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Magic. —Aware of how much back-to-back losses could devastate their playoff hopes, the Calgary Flames wrested momentum back in their series with the Winnipeg Jets with a 6-2 win Tuesday. The Flames lead the best-of-five qualifying series 2-1. Game 4 is Thursday.—Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series. Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin also scored, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots in a game New York overcame a pair of one-goal deficits. Mike Hoffman had a goal and assist and captain Aleksander Barkov also scored for Florida, which is one loss from going one-and-done in the playoffs for a fifth consecutive time. —Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 left in the game after his head made violent contact with Columbus’ Oliver Bjorkstrand behind the Blue Jackets net. He was taken to a hospital.NFL-NEWSSTAFFORD-FALSE POSITIVE
Former Ghana coach Frimpong Manso wants Coach Sellas Tetteh to be handed over the U20 coaching job permanently.Sellas Tetteh over the last six years has established himself at the U20 level having won one gold and bronze medal at the World Cup, a gold and silver at the African Youth Championship and the West African Championship.The Former Liberty Professionals trainer made a return to the Black Satellites team after then substantive coach Maxwell Konadu was assigned to assist with the Black Stars.After Ghana’s performance at the just ended tournament in Turkey, there have been suggestions that Coach Sellas Tetteh should be given the permanent responsibility of grooming the future stars.“If we look back at 2009 and what he did and what he has done this year then I think he has got something good to offer at this level,” said former Ghana coach Frimpong Manso“For me it will be in the right direction if he’s given 4 years or more in charge of the Black Satellites team. “At the U20 level he has done very well so I will agree with anybody who says he should be given let’s say four years mandate at that level.”
BiH women cadet handball team has gathered yesterday in Sarajevo before the qualifications for European Championship which will be held in Poland in mid-August, reports FENA.After three days of trainings, young BiH handball players are going to Slovakia to participate at the tournament of the Seventh Qualification Group which will be held from 22 to 24 March.BiH is in group with Slovakia, Greece and Norway, and the two best teams will qualify to European Championship.First match will be played on 22 March against Greece, day later against Norway and on 24 March against Greece.Manager of BiH team Mersiha Beganović selected 16 players to play at the upcoming matches:Marta Gudelj (Kosača), Matea Šumelj (Ljubuški), Amina Oputar (Goražde), Josipa Bracić (Grude), Mira Jošanović (Knežopoljka), Edina Demić (Lokomotiva), Matea Nosić (Ljubuški), Ivana Krešić (Katarina), Nikolina Čutura (Kosača), Martina Šumelj (Ljubuški), Sumeja Mujkić (Krivaja), Marija Vučić (Kosača), Jelena Boto (Ljubuški), Semira Bukvić (Bosna), Ivana Sikimić (Leotar) and Lucija Pršlja (Katarina).
Sumner NewscowÂ report â€” The Wellington 15-year-old Babe Ruth All Stars are the last summer team to represent the community. They are currently playing in the 13-15 year old Kansas State Babe Ruth Tournament in Garden City that starts today and runs through Monday.Wellington played Lakin in the first round game at 2 p.m. today. It the locals won, they will advance to the second round at 1 p.m. on Saturday. If they lose than they will play at 9 a.m. on Saturday.Â Other teams in the tournament were: Parsons, Lyons, Frontenac, Cottonwood Valley, Galena and Garden City. The tournament is double elimination.The 15-year-olds were recent winners of the District 3 tournament held at Wellingtonâ€™s Hibbs-Hooten Field the past weekend. This was a six-team tournament in which Wellington beat fellow Sumner County all-star team Oxford 20-5 in the championship last Sunday. Â Wellington pretty much cruised through this tournament. After receiving a first-round bye, Wellington squashed Douglass 22-0. The locals then played Oxford in the first game between the two teams, winning 14-1.After Oxford beat Rose Hill 11-1, Wellington would win the championship game against Oxford.Those receiving special awards in the tournament include:Vs. Douglass:Â MVP: Chevy Nuss, WOW: Adam Hilts.Vs. Oxford (semifinals):Â MVP: Dylan Ferguson, WOW: Chevy Nuss.Vs. Oxford (Championship):MVP: Therin Fame. No WOW award was given.Follow us on Twitter. 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 comments
City spokesman Bob Spencer said it was the largest restitution award ever given to Pico Rivera for graffiti damage and legal costs. Neighborhood group plans sale WHITTIER – The Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on streets bounded by Hadley and Orange streets, Greenleaf and Painter avenues, and Central Park Square. For more information, call (562) 693-4913. Lions Club plans dinner fundraiser WHITTIER – The Lions Club’s annual “Sight for Kids” wine-tasting and dinner fundraiser will be held at 5:30p.m. Saturday at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Tickets are $40. Guests are eligible to win prizes, including a 27-inch flat-screen television. A silent auction will also be held for more than 100 items. For tickets, or for more information, call Ron Copley at (562) 693-8330, or Glenn Watje at (562) 945-9638. 5K run/walk set for April 14 SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city’s 50th anniversary 5K run/walk will begin at 8a.m. April 14 at Lake Center Athletic Park, 11641 Florence Ave. – rain or shine, organizers said. The event will begin at 8a.m. for adults and 9:30a.m. for children. Participants can register on-line at www.santafesprings.org. On-site registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call (562) 868-0511. Soroptimists offer scholarships WHITTIER – Soroptimist International of Whittier is now accepting applications for the Ruth White Memorial Scholarship. Women who are enrolled in college or graduate studies and who reside or attend school in Whittier are eligible to apply. Scholarships must be applied to course work undertaken after June of this year. The deadline to apply is May 4. For more information, call (562)698-1272, or visit www.siwhittier.org. – From Staff Reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Anyone with information was asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562)945-8250. Tagger ordered to pay $11,280 PICO RIVERA – An 18-year-old Pico Rivera man has been ordered by a court to pay the city more than $11,000 in restitution for tagging, officials said Wednesday. The man, described in court as a “major tagger,” was ordered to pay $11,280 after being convicted on several graffiti-related charges. WHITTIER – An 86-year-old man was robbed of $14,500 by two con men who convinced him to exchange the money for a winning lottery ticket, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Whittier Market Place shopping center, where the con artists engaged the victim in conversation. From there, the group went to the victim’s home to retrieve the money. The group then drove back to the shopping center, where the scam artists pulled a knife on the victim and robbed him of the money. Police described the first assailant as Latino, 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 30 years old and weighing about 160 pounds. The other man also is Latino, around 50 years old, 5feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. They drove off in a light gray, four-door, 2005 Chevrolet sedan. It had a possible partial license plate of 009.