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Power outage hits Batesville, Oldenburg

first_imgUPDATE as of 9:15 p.m.: Duke Energy is reporting power in the Batesville and Oldenburg area has been fully restored.UPDATE as of 8:05 p.m: WRBI has received multiple reports of restored service for many customers in Batesville and Oldenburg.Duke Energy has not yet confirmed power has fully been restored. View Duke Energy’s outage map here.WRBI will update this story when we receive more information.First ReportBATESVILLE, Ind. – Nearly 1,500 Duke Energy customers are without power as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday.Homes and businesses lost electricity around 6 p.m. and the outage ranges from downtown Batesville, along S.R. 229 and into Oldenburg.Batesville Police are warning drivers to treat intersections carefully as stoplights are not working.Duke Energy estimates power to be restored around 8 p.m.Stay tuned to WRBI for the latest information.last_img read more

Nitro Bee gives special events, Super Nationals awards

first_imgSANTA MARIA, Calif. – Nitro Bee will give product awards to 10 special event winners and at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s again this season.The Santa Maria, Calif., company again gives a total of 25 race receiver units and ear pieces to special events and Super Nationals drivers.Nitro Bee was named the official one-way radio race receiver of IMCA in 2013. IMCA rules continue to prohibit two-way radios in any division.“The Nitro Bee is a tremendous safety device and very important for events to run efficiently,” said company representative Chris Kearns. “We are very proud that the largest sanction body in the country, IMCA, recognizes the durability and user ease that the Nitro Bee offers.”The Nitro Bee device is available from a network of dealers that includes Speedway Motors, Smiley’s Racing Products and Precise Racing Products.More information is available by calling 805 714-8538.“We continue to have more tracks going to a mandatory listening device and the Nitro Bee is the most cost effective unit on the market,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “IMCA endorses Nitro Bee because of its affordability and durability in the extreme conditions of dirt track racing.”last_img read more

CoG Chair warns of shutdown over revenue sharing impasse

first_imgHe was speaking at Kima Church of God grounds in Vihiga County during a funeral service of Rt Rev Arch Bishop, Dr Byrum Makokha.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Chairman of the Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya has said that Counties will be forced to shut down if the Revenue Formula impasse is not resolved by the Senate.The Kakamega Governor said that operations by the Counties will be stopped by 17th of this month.Governor Oparanya appealed to the Senate to resolve the matter before it is too late.Also Read  Teachers to report back to school on Monday His sentiments were also supported by ANC party leader, Musalia Mudavadi who said the issue of Revenue if not resolved in time, it shall kill the gains achieved by devolution.Also Read  Cardinal Njue condemns conduct of leaders in the countryOn matters of corruption, he told President Uhuru Kenyatta to tighten the fight against corrupt individuals if the economy has to grow.The ANC leader called on the maturity of politics and warned fellow politicians over politics of hatred ahead of 2022 general elections and reminded Kenyans to learn from the past and avoid that route.Also Read  President Kenyatta hails peace progress in S.SudanDevolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa urged political leaders from western to put aside their political differences and shun divisive politics and embrace development.Meanwhile COTU Secretary General, Francis Atwoli has reiterated that ANC party leader remains Luhya spokespersons unless otherwise but warned that he should not sit at the fence for too long.last_img read more

Area Football Friday Scores (9-20)

first_imgArea Football Friday ScoresWeek #5  (9-20)East Central  43     Batesville  0North Decatur  21     Milan  0Lawrenceburg  41     Franklin County  7Oldenburg  20     Switz. County  14South Dearborn  42    Greensburg  31South Decatur  25     Edinburgh  21Rushville  40     Connersville  34  (OT)Winchester  36     Union County  7Jennings County   57     Madison  27last_img

Jerry Bower, 73

first_imgJerry Bower, 73 passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus. Jerry was born on July 23, 1946 in Decatur County, the son of John and Florine (Clark) Bower. He married Donna Jones on June 7, 1969 and she survives.Other survivors include his son Michael Bower of Greensburg, his sister Judy Robbins of Greensburg, his grandchildren Sean Bower, Bryce Bower and Myka Bower, his great granddaughter, his sister-in-law France Bower, his brother-in-law Allan (Anita) Jones, his mother-in-law Doris Jones and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Shannon Bower and his brother Ora Bower.In high school, Jerry was named Most Valuable Football Player his senior year. After graduation, Jerry proudly served his country in the US Army from 1966-1968 and attended Barber School. He was a Barber for more than 40 years. He also worked as a custodian at St. Mary’s School. When his children were young, he was a youth football coach and a youth girls’ softball coach. He loved working in his vegetable garden, fishing, hunting and being around people.A graveside service will be held for the family on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with Glenn Tebbe officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to his wife Donna. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

Register to vote deadline this Monday

first_imgStatewide—As a reminder, Monday, May 4 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 2nd primary. What you need to register:Have a valid Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State Identification Card.Be a citizen of the United States.Be at least 18 years old on or before the next general, municipal, or special election. (A 17-year-old may register and vote in the primary election if the voter turns 18 on or before the next general or municipal election.)Have lived in your precinct for at least 30 DAYS before the next general, municipal, or special election.Not currently imprisoned after being convicted of a crime. Registered voters who wish to vote through the mail may request an absentee ballot by filling out a form that can be found by clicking here and returning it to their local election board by mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. The application must be completed and received by the county election board or the Indiana Election Division by May 21.After an application has been received, the voter will be mailed a primary election ballot.The voter must then complete the ballot and return it to the county election board by noon local time on Election Day, June 2.last_img read more

Redknapp: QPR hasn’t been easy

first_img Rangers have been dogged by controversy since embarking on an extravagant but doomed spending spree last summer and the situation has failed to improve since Redknapp’s appointment in November. The club’s relegation from the Barclays Premier League was confirmed in April with three matches remaining. Redknapp, who concludes the season at Liverpool, insists changes must be made. “It hasn’t been easy, there always seems to be something going on every day. It seems to be one of those clubs,” he said. “There always seem to be issues with the players one way or another. It’s probably as difficult a spell as I’ve had anywhere. “Hopefully we can sort it out next season and change it around. We need to change things now – we need to get a new group in here. “We need to bring lads in that won’t get dragged down and will want to do well. “We need to keep the ones we think will do well and we need to move out the ones that we don’t think are with the club.” Redknapp believes Sunday’s trip to Anfield, which will see a guard of honour formed for retiring Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, will issue his players with a stark reminder of what they will be missing next season. “I’m sure they will care, there is no better place to play your football than Anfield,” he said. “It’s the best atmosphere anywhere. When that crowd sings beforehand it’s the most moving thing anywhere. “It’s Carragher’s last game too so it’s a good game to play in and they can test themselves against good players. If they have any brains, when the come off they will know what the Premier League is about.” Harry Redknapp admits his QPR reign has been one of the most turbulent of his career.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Alligator relocated after chasing pets in one South Florida neighborhood

first_imgThe Port St. Lucie Police Department has arrested and relocated an alligator that was reportedly going after pets in one South Florida neighborhood.According to the report, residents in the Riverland community contacted authorities after the 4-foot gator was witnessed chasing their pets on several occasions.Authorities were able to capture the animal Monday and relocated it.Living in Florida we are no strangers to alligators. Iif you come into contact with a nuisance alligator, described as being at least 4-feet in length, and poses a threat to people, pets, or property, you are asked to call Florida’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR.last_img read more

Nearly 200 New Florida Laws Set to Go into Effect on July 1

first_imgIt’s that time of year again!Some of the Sunshine State’s newest laws will go into effect on July 1.Lawmakers filed about 3,500 bills and ended up passing 191. Here are a few of the ones that will hit the books this week:HB 43 – JORDAN’S LAW – SIGNEDThis bill protects children from abuse in the state’s welfare system by reducing the workload for caseworkers. That means the maximum caseload would be no more than 15 children, if possible. It also requires caseworkers to receive training developed on the recognition of and response to head trauma and brain injury in children under six years old.HB 641 – TEACHER PAY – SIGNEDState sets aside $400 million to raise minimum base pay for full-time teachers to at least $47,500. An additional $100 million will raise salaries for Florida’s veteran teachers and other instructional personnel who did not receive an increase or received an increase of less than two percent.HB 7067 – SCHOOL CHOICE – SIGNEDThe bill expands access to the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) Program, the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program, and the Hope Scholarship Program (HSP). They provide financial assistance to families seeking private education.HB 1213 – HOLOCAUST EDUCATION – SIGNEDThe bill standardizes how Holocaust education is to be taught in Florida public schools by adding “policy, definition, examples, and prevention of anti-Semitism.”SB 1084 – EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS – SIGNEDThe legislation aims to crack down on the abuse of emotional support animal certifications. It allows housing providers to prohibit use in situations where the animal poses a direct threat to the safety, health, or property of others.CS/HB 7011 – STUDENT ATHLETES – SIGNEDRequires each public school that is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to monitor heat stress and ensure cooling zones are available. An automated external defibrillator (AED) must also be available on school grounds for each athletic contest and practice, even those outside of the school year.CS/CS/HB 1259 – INCARCERATED PREGNANT WOMEN – SIGNEDCreates new protections for incarcerated pregnant women when placed in housing separate from the general population. Calls for medical checkups every 24 hours and hourly observation by staff.#Florida Remote Signing Laws Effective July 1, 2020 https://t.co/4Qpm9iKOlr @WigginLLP— National Law Review (@natlawreview) June 28, 2020 CS/CS/HB 971 – ELECTRIC BIKES – SIGNEDThe bill creates regulations governing the operation of e-bikes in the state, allowing them on streets, highways, roadways, shoulders, bicycle lanes, and bicycle or multiuse paths. Local governments will maintain authority to limit their use.SB 172 – FLORIDA DRUG AND COSMETIC ACT – AWAITS SIGNATURELegislation preempting local government’s ability to ban the sale of over-the-counter proprietary drugs and cosmetics, including sunscreen.CS/HB 327 – ILLEGAL TAKING, POSSESSION AND SALE OF BEARS – SIGNEDPenalties increase for taking or possessing a freshly killed bear during the closed season. In addition, a person who possesses for sale or sells an illegally-taken bear commits a third-degree felony.SB 400 – ELDER ABUSE FATALITY REVIEW TEAMS – SIGNEDCreates teams in each of the state’s judicial districts to review closed cases of elder fatalities caused by abuse or neglect.CS/HB 177 – DRUG REPOSITORY PROGRAM – SIGNEDCreates a drug donation repository and distribution program for unused medication in the state.CS/CS/SB 70 – PUBLIC SCHOOL ALERT SYSTEMS – AWAITS SIGNATURERequires public schools to provide teachers with access to a mobile panic alarm application by the start of the 2021-22 school year. The app can be used to connect with first responders in life-threatening situations, saving precious seconds. It is named “Alyssa’s Law,” in honor of Parkland school shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff.CS/CS/CS/SB 664 – E-VERIFY – AWAITS SIGNATUREPublic employers, contractors, and subcontractors must use E-Verify system to verify the immigration status of employees. Requires private employers to use E-Verify or to use the Form I-9 and maintain copies of the documents used to complete the I-9 for 3 years. Employers and contractors have January 1 of next year to comply.CS/CS/SB 404 – PARENTAL CONSENT – AWAITS SIGNATUREGirls under 18 get will need a parent’s consent before having an abortion. Previous law only required minors to inform a parent or legal guardian of their decision.CS/HB 659 – DRONES – AWAITS SIGNATUREFish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or Florida Forest Service can use drones to manage or eradicate invasive exotic plants or animals on public lands. Also to suppress or mitigating wildfire threatslast_img read more

Tyler Lydon’s offensive breakout ‘was just a matter of when’

first_imgTyler Lydon hung from the rim with his right hand, just above Georgetown’s Rodney Pryor. The Carrier Dome crowd erupted. The referees called Pryor for a foul and sent Lydon to the free-throw line in the two-point game.But first he basked in the moment. He let out a scream and looked to the crowd with six and a half minutes remaining. This was the Tyler Lydon that landed on the preseason Wooden Award watch list. Not the one that entered the game averaging 9.9 points.A minute and a half later, Lydon stepped back at the 3-point line and nailed a shot to cut the deficit to one. As he backpedaled down the court, he held his hands below his waist. Then he lifted one arm up and pointed to fans sitting along the sideline. If the Orange was to complete a comeback, it would have to be on his back. But trailing by one was as close as SU got.Lydon poured in a career-high 29 points on Saturday afternoon as Syracuse’s (6-4) comeback fell short in a 78-71 loss to the Hoyas (7-4). The sophomore has spent time with assistant coach Adrian Autry before practices in recent weeks to workshop his game. The work finally paid off as he got going by scoring around the basket. The forward went 12-of-13 from the field, including three 3s, and recorded nine rebounds, four offensive, to spark the Orange.“He was aggressive, I thought. But you know, he just had an unbelievable game,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Tremendous inside, outside, post-ups, everything he did was great.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore practice on Wednesday, Autry methodically drilled Lydon. The emphasis was on his footwork on jump shots. He curled around screens Autry set for him. He stepped back, caught and shot. He stepped inside the arc, took a dribble and unloaded. He side-stepped with his feet in sync and let it fly. From the top of the key, the wings and the corners.Lydon missed one 3 from the left wing and yelled “f*ck”. When he messed up a shuffle step he chucked the ball at the backboard from the 3-point line. After sets he hunched over with his hands on his hips.He entered Saturday with just three games of multiple 3-pointers. As Syracuse’s most heralded returner, Lydon’s 3-point percentage drop from 40.2 percent to 34.3 percent left him needing more.Remove the buzz of 30,000, the “Pearl” warmup shirt and the fans clamoring to see the player that could be the Orange’s next to leave early for the NBA. Before facing Georgetown, Lydon performed a similar routine with Autry. He had to go to work.“Tyler Lydon doesn’t have an unbelievable game, we lose by 15,” Boeheim said. “That’s about what it probably should have been.”Lydon scored on putbacks following each of his four offensive rebounds to get going offensively. Boeheim has urged the streaky 3-point shooter to attack the glass this season.Throughout the year, guard Andrew White has spoken with Lydon about being the player opposing defenses key in on. To combat the “red X” Lydon carries with him, White said he needs to get easy baskets.“He was a rock for our team tonight,” White said.As he heated up in the second half, he began calling for the ball. Whether it was spotting up behind the arc on the weak side of the defense or posting up in the paint, Lydon knew he had the hot hand en route to 20 points after halftime.Lydon tried to take advantage of every mismatch and scored seven consecutive points, trimming Georgetown’s lead to 60-59.“I knew it would come. It was just a matter of when,” Lydon said. “Like I’ve been saying the whole time, it’s basketball. I’m not going to make every shot. … I just got to keep working, keep pushing through and just keep going.”Lydon scored another six points in the final three minutes, but missed two late free throws.The Orange couldn’t keep up with the Hoyas but it wasn’t because of Lydon.“He played great basketball today,” Boeheim said. “But one guy can’t do it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 17, 2016 at 4:42 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more