Alleged thief remanded

first_imgAn alleged thief, who was reportedly caught after he broke into a Charlotte Street, Georgetown home, and given a sound beating by residents, was on Monday remanded to prison.Jason Joseph, 21, of Lot 164 Charlotte Street, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Jason JosephHe pleaded not guilty to the offence, which stated that on August 17, 2016, at Charlotte Street, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling of Orlando Batson and stole one Dragon Touch Tablet valued $25,000 and $142,000 in cash.The prosecution noted that on the day in question, the defendant entered the house and stole the items, but was later caught and given a severe beating.He was then handed over to the Police. The case will continue on September 7.last_img read more

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Linden man gets 18 years for killing wife, stabbing step-daughter

first_img– woman sustained over 20 stab woundsClarence Carter, who knifed his reputed wife to death over two years ago, admitted to his crime before Justice Sandil Kissoon on Thursday, and was jailed for 18 years. Carter also confessed to wounding the woman’s daughter during his rampage.Pleading guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter upon his arraignment at the Demerara High Court, the 56-year-old father of two admitted that he stabbed Leolyn Sullivan over 20 times at the Phase 1B Wisroc, Linden home they had shared.Justice Kissoon, in sentencing Carter, started at a base of 25 years, but took off time for his guilty plea and other factors, including good prison behaviour and time spent on remand.The judge would have sentenced him to 12 years, but he added 6 years for the domestic violence aspect of the offence. Such cases have been steadily dominating local headlines.The offender was also given a separate 5-year sentence for maliciously wounding Sullivan’s daughter, Shemicka Campbell, whom he stabbed 6 times during his January 18, 2016 attack. She was 18 at the time.The judge ordered the sentences to run concurrently.Carter was represented by attorney Maxwell McKay while State counsels Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt presented the two indictments.RECAPReports are that Sullivan and Carter had had an argument after he had accused her of being unfaithful. He then whipped out a knife and stabbed her about the body. She reportedly tried to escape by plunging through a window, and he attempted to pursue her, but her daughter intervened, and he injured the teen.He later turned the knife on himself, slashing his wrists and neck in a botched attempt at suicide. Sullivan died while being transported to hospital.last_img read more

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Shaw and Bilodeau winners once again in King and Queen of Spring race

first_imgShaw completed his race with a time of 1:53:38, Pat Ferris took second as he clocked in at 2:00:00, and Roger Gamble completed the top three with a time of 2:01:40. Roger St. Jean, and Gary Hilderman completed the top five.Richard Wood and Matt Jarnagan were sixth and seventh respectively, and in her fourth straight Queen of Spring title defence, Jolea Bilodeau was the top female, and registered a time of 2:08:02. Celeste Pakstas and George Harris rounded out Sunday’s top ten.The main pack of riders pulled away from the rest of the field around the 15 kilometre mark, and leader Kevin Shaw pulled away from everyone after the Montney Store hill and was not challenged for the lead the rest of the way.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Laura’s off to the Finals Again

first_imgLaura Jensen has advanced to the finals again.This time she will compete in the finals in the 100m Backstroke. Earlier Tuesday night she raced in the first heat of the 100m Backstroke competition and finished with a time of 1:34.12.The final for the 100m Backstroke is going to be held at 2:43am Wednesday Fort St. John Time. We’ll have results following that race. Good Luck Laura- Advertisement –last_img

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Briefs: USC hoop recruit Mayo receives two-week suspension

first_imgO.J. Mayo, who has signed to play for USC’s basketball team next season, will miss his next three high school games as punishment for being ejected and making contact with a referee in a Jan. 26 contest. The two-week suspension, retroactive to Feb. 3, was agreed to by Mayo’s attorney, the Secondary School Activities Commission and Huntington High School in Charleston, W.Va. Mayo called the suspension fair. “I guess we have to serve whatever penalty we got, accept the consequences and move on,” Mayo said after a hearing in Cabell County Circuit Court in Huntington on an injunction that postponed sanctions for Mayo’s actions. In a Jan. 26 game, referee Mike Lazo called two technicals on Mayo, who then came into contact with him, causing the referee to fall as he approached the scorer’s table. TRACK AND FIELD: Allyson Felix (L.A. Baptist of North Hills) won her first competitive race at 300 meters, setting an American record of 36.33 seconds at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Felix, the 2005 outdoor world champion and 2004 Olympic silver medalist at 200 meters, had never raced at 300 meters. CYCLING: Discovery Channel will drop its sponsorship of former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong’s team after this season. The team will still race under the Discovery banner in 2007, including the Tour de France, but must find a new sponsor for 2008, said Bill Stapleton, Armstrong’s longtime agent and general manager of the team. center_img WINTER SPORTS: Anja Paerson won the women’s combined event, her second gold medal in as many races at the world championships, in an event in Sweden. American Julia Mancuso took the silver medal. Paerson won with a two-run time of 1 minute, 57.69seconds. Canadian ice dancers Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon ended Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto’s three-year reign at Four Continents in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dubreuil and Lauzon won by 1.61 points. SOFTBALL: Eddie Feigner, the hard-throwing showman who barnstormed for more than 50 years with “The King and His Court” four-man team, died in Huntsville, Ala., from a respiratory ailment at 81. With a fastball once clocked at 104 mph, Feigner threw 930no-hitters, 238 perfect games and struck out 141,517batters while playing more than 10,000 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Teck Resources hesitant to reopen Quintette Mine near Tumbler Ridge

first_imgHowever, Teck says it is waiting for market conditions to improve, after coal prices dropped drastically due to growing supply across the country. The Globe reports a decision on whether to continue with the restart is expected by next April or May. If the company does go ahead with reopening, the open pit mine is expected to produce three million metric tonnes a year of steel-making coal to be shipped out of Prince Rupert to international markets, creating up to 500 full-time jobs.- Advertisement -To read the full Globe and Mail article, click here.last_img read more

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Chelsea targeting Champions League glory next season, reveals Blues ace

first_img Gary Cahill celebrates Chelsea’s title triumph 1 Chelsea are turning their attention to Champions League glory next season after ending their wait for a Premier League title.The Blues became champions of England for the first time in five years by beating Crystal Palace on Sunday.But Jose Mourinho’s men, who also landed the Capital One Cup this year, are not content with domestic glory, with Gary Cahill revealing European domination is the club’s next aim.Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage this season and Cahill said: “We want to make winning the Champions League more of a goal next season. We’d love to win it.“We wanted to go as far as we can this season, but the league was vitally important for us too“A lot of the lads were talking at the start saying it was a long time since we’d won it (the Premier League). We got a sense that it was the most important trophy to win in a way.“We were disappointed to go out of the Champions League the way we did, even though we were unbeaten in the competition.“It was a mad twist and that’s what can happen at that level. But the aim is to do better in the competition next season and of course the squad is capable of doing that.”On finally adding the domestic title to his list of honours, which includes the FA Cup, Europa League and the Capital One Cup, Cahill added: “I have completed the set of medals but it’s a fantastic achievement for the club. I have been here for three and a half years and managed to do it in such a short time, which is amazing.“At the start of the season I wanted the title so badly, like the rest of the squad. I think everyone could tell that was the case during the campaign. To finally do it is fantastic.”last_img read more

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DONEGAL LGFA: TERMON, FOUR MASTERS AND CARN BID FOR ULSTER GLORY

first_imgGeraldine McLaughlin: Perhaps the greatest Ladies player of our generation in the countyDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL: IT’S an exciting time for Donegal Ladies Football.Three clubs are in Ulster action on this weekend – all aiming for finals.Whilst the development of the ladies game in the county has been under-resourced in recent years, there are enough hard-working coaches and people working at development level that one day it will all come to the fore for our county team. Davy McLaughlin’s radical new approach to the senior county manager’s job has already shown great promise.And underage managers across all clubs are working week in, week out, for the game, without any recognition or reward.So it’s great to see three of our clubs flying the Donegal flag for Ladies Football in Ulster this weekend.Events throw-in in Carn at 2pm today when the growing squad of Carndonagh Ladies take on Aghnamullen from Monaghan. Home advantage has worked so far – so hopefully it can work again and the Inishowen club will be in the Ulster Junior Final in two weeks’ time. Four Masters, who have a very talented bunch of girls – many of them still minors – travel to the historic club of Ballinsacreen for a 2pm throw-in on Sunday in the Intermediate Semi-Final.The Derry girls have a great reputation; but there is nothing to fear for the Donegal Town girls and if they keep up the pride shown so far, there’s nothing stopping them going on to the Final too.Termon meanwhile have been the dominant force in Donegal ladies football at senior level for several years now, thanks to an excellent underage system, good coaches and a bunch of girls that includes some of the most talented ladies footballers of this generation.Geraldine McLaughlin would be the envy of some of our men’s teams in this county.But it isn’t just about her. This is a team bursting with talent and belief. Termon travel to Castlewellan in Co Down on Sunday for a 2pm throw-in, having been put through their paces on Friday by Adam Speer.Francie Friel’s side lost out in last year’s final to Donaghmoyne after a replay; they should have won the first game, and this bunch of girls know that.The final is for another day and it will probably be against Donaghmoyne again. For now they need to show Castlewellan what they’re made of.Best wishes to all three teams; how great would it be to have all three in Ulster finals. Adh mór libh.DONEGAL LGFA: TERMON, FOUR MASTERS AND CARN BID FOR ULSTER GLORY was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CarndonaghDonegal LGFAfour mastersLadies FootballLGFASemi-FinalsTermonlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN WHO PUNCHED PRIEST DURING MASS ESCAPES JAIL

first_imgA man who punched a priest during Mass has escaped a jail sentence.Pensioner Seamus Doherty, 66, attacked Fr Michael McKeever at St Colmcille’s church in Glendowan, Churchill.Doherty had constantly tried to interrupt Mass which was being conducted by Fr.McKeever on January 15th, 2011. He was roaring and shouting abuse during the ceremony as he held a bottle of alcohol.At one stage he claimed the clergy were responsible for the suicide of a young man in the area.He was drunk and refused to leave when approached by a number of mass-goers.When Fr McKeever went down to the congregation to finally ask Doherty to leave, he was punched in the forehead.Doherty appeared in court in January and Judge Paul Kelly warned he was considering taking the accused “off the street.”“I have heard this man has problems. It may well be better that he is taken off the streets to address these,” said Judge Kelly.Doherty, of The Rock, Churchill, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today, Thursday,  for sentence in relation to the assault.Judge Paul Kelly viewed a probation report which included recommendations from a psychiatrist.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client would probably be unable to do any community service work and the psychiatrist agreed that he would be best served being supervised.Judge Kelly agreed and ordered Doherty to comply with the Probation Services and Co Donegal Mental Health Services for 12 months.He also fined him a total of €300 for other offences including being drunk in a public place and obstructing traffic.DONEGAL MAN WHO PUNCHED PRIEST DURING MASS ESCAPES JAIL was last modified: March 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultChurchillFr.Michael McKeeverSeamus Dohertylast_img read more

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DONEGAL GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER MOUNTS LEGAL BID TO STOP INTERNAL DISCIPLINE

first_imgA Donegal-based Garda whistleblower has brought a legal challenge aimed at stopping internal disciplinary proceedings against him.Garda Keith Harrison is accused of assaulting and harassing his partner and allegedly accessing details of her car on the Garda Pulse system.Gda Harrison argues the disciplinary inquiry is “malicious” and claims he has been subject to bullying and harassment in his work. Complaints that he and his partner were subject to surveillance and harassment are being investigated by GSOC, he also claims. The Irish Times reports that in his proceedings against the Garda Commissioner, Gda Harrison wants orders including one prohibiting an investigation into allegations he breached Garda Disciplinary Regulations, plus an allegation of criminal conduct between October 1998 and October 2013.Gda Harrison, who was awarded the Scott Medal for saving the lives of individuals who went into the River Shannon, claims the appointment on December 1st last of a Garda to investigate the allegations was unlawful and unconstitutional.Permission to bring the action was granted, on an ex parte basis (one side only represented), by Mr Justice Seamus Noonan, who imposed a stay on the disciplinary process pending the outcome of the action and returned the matter to next month.Seeking leave for judicial review, Mark Harty SC said Gda Harrison denies all the allegations against him and contends the decision to investigate his client was “malicious” and “oppressive”. When stationed in Athlone, Gda Harrison arrested another Garda on suspicion of drink driving, counsel said. His actions were questioned by his superiors and he was encouraged to cease the prosecution. However, he saw it through to an unsucessful outcome.Counsel said his client was then subjected to bullying and harassment by colleagues. Prior to arresting his colleague, he had an unblemished record and was never subject of complaint. In the following months, he was subjected to unprecedented managerial review and scrutiny.He ended up with 16 allegations of breaches of discipline against him and was found in breach of four of them, counsel said. Around this time, he also rekindled a relationship with a woman and transferred to Buncrana, Co Donegal.Counsel said he had not discussed this relationship with colleagues as her brother was involved in a crash which resulted in the death of a garda.When the relationship was discovered by other gardaí, he was told by a superior he been underhand and deceitful and showed little or no respect for his colleagues, Gda Harrison claims. He was then transferred to Donegal Town where he was subjected to a hostile environment from his colleagues. Last year, Gda Harrison said he and his partner got into a domestic row and, after the matter was brought to the attention of gardaí, she was invited to make a statement, which she initially refused to do. After being subjected to various requests by gardaí she eventually made a statement, in which she made no complaint about Gda Harrison, he said.The woman was later contacted by GSOC about the statement but at no stage had any person told her the statement, which she had retracted, was to be sent to GSOC, counsel said.Gda Harrison claims he and his partner were subject to Garda surveillance, which he had noted by accessing Pulse records regarding his partner’s car. He complained about the harassment to his superiors, an investigation was set up but was later stopped by the Minister for Justice after it was discovered some of the alleged perpetrators were known to those who were to conduct the investigation.Gda Harrison made a complaint to the GSOC about his treatment. On December 1st last, he was informed an investigating officer had been appointed to investigate allegations he verbally and physically abused and threatened to harm his partner during their relationship. It is also alleged he accessed details of his partners vehicle on Pulse on 25 occasions between August 2009 and April 2013 contrary to the Data Protection Act and the Garda Siochana’s Data Protection Code of Practice.In his action, Garda Harrison claims his partner was unlawfully pressurised into making a statement, Gardaí were not entitled to forward that statement to GSOC and it cannot be used to ground any investigation into the allegations.He claims the investigation against him is flawed because it relies on data unlawfully accessed and the right of himself and his parter to privacy has been breached.DONEGAL GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER MOUNTS LEGAL BID TO STOP INTERNAL DISCIPLINE was last modified: December 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGarda Keith Harrisonlast_img read more

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