Naked Teen Triple Murder Suspect Arrested After Trying to Flee Police

first_imgThere’s always a Florida connection: Matthew Bernard is a Virginia man accused of killing his mother, sister and 1-year-old nephew at his home in rural Pittsylvania County, authorities say. He was apprehended running around naked outside. The victims include 24-year-old Emily Bernard Bivens and Cullen Bivens, the wife and son of Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Blake Bivens. Bernard’s 62-year-old mother, Joan Bernard, was also killed. The 19-year-old Bernard was taken into custody by police while running naked through Keeling, Virginia, hours after the murders. He has since been booked into a local jail, authorities said.vmargineanu/iStock(KEELING, Va.) — A teenage suspect in a triple murder in Virginia was taken into custody after fleeing from authorities while naked.Matthew Bernard, 18, of Keeling, Virginia, was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. He is believed to have shot and killed three relatives at a home in Keeling, an unincorporated area near Virginia’s southern border with North Carolina.While responding to a 911 call about someone being shot on Tuesday morning, deputies found the body of one of the victims, a woman, in the driveway of the residence, while the two other victims — a child and a second woman — were found dead inside the home, the sheriff’s office said.The bodies were taken to the Roanoke office of Virginia’s medical examiner for autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death. The victims’ names will be released once family members have been notified, according to the sheriff’s office.Danville Community College in Danville, Virginia, was under lock-down Tuesday as a “precautionary” measure after Bernard, who was a student there, was identified as the suspect at-large in the slayings, according to the Danville Police Department. He was said to be armed and dangerous.ABC affiliate WSET-TV of Lynchburg, Virginia, was in a media staging area at the scene in Keeling that afternoon when suddenly Bernard, who wasn’t wearing any clothes, ran out from a nearby wooded area and attacked a church groundskeeper then took off again. Authorities chased Bernard down the street and were able to apprehend the teen, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to WSET.The investigation is ongoing, and Bernard’s first court appearance has not yet been scheduled, according to the sheriff’s office. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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ICC defers decision on T20 WC & other matters till June 10

first_imgDubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met via teleconference on Thursday with all agenda items deferred until June 10 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality. After months of uncertainty, the International Cricket Council (ICC) was expected to finally decide on the fate of the men’s 2020 World T20 in Australia with an eye on the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday. The flagship event was slated to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15. The ICC in its release said: “A number of board members had raised their concerns over this issue recently and felt it required immediate attention to ensure the sanctity and confidentiality of board matters in line with the highest standards of governance. “There was unanimous agreement to immediately initiate an independent investigation led by the ICC’s Ethics Officer and supported by global experts. The board will be updated on this by the ICC CEO at its next meeting on 10 June 2020. “The Board also requested the ICC management continue with their discussions with stakeholders in exploring various contingency options in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the COVID 19 virus.” IANS Also watch: Flash floods hit Assam! Here are some scenes of the devastationlast_img read more

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Kante Urges Chelsea to Bounce Back

first_img“We are not thinking about making another long run, we just need to win the next game and make sure we come back strongly. We will see now. I think we are a good team and we must show good character for the next game to make sure we win.“It’s important for the confidence and to keep our advantage in the league. We must fight to stay at the top. We must stay in front for as long as possible.”Chelsea host third-tier side Peterborough United in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday before a trip to face league champions Leicester City six days later.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Midfielder N’Golo Kante has said he hoped Chelsea would make a swift return to winning ways after their record-equalling 13-game winning streak in the Premier League came to an end in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.Despite the deflating defeat by their London rivals at White Hart Lane, Chelsea still hold a comfortable five-point cushion at the top of the table after 20 games but Kante said it was vital that Chelsea won their next game to regain momentum.“We have to show character now, focus on the next game. We lost, we have to accept that and to come back stronger, with strong character and with a desire to win. It’s game after game now,” the 25-year-old Frenchman told British media.last_img read more

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Bleach: Outdoor hockey hits nail on head

first_imgAs frequent readers of my column know — and I suspect that number is similar to the number of students who will spend their time studying over spring break — I often like to point out the many flaws and problems that arise in sports.Whether it’s athletes’ embarrassing behavior off the field, boneheaded decisions by management or fans displaying the mental aptitude and fervor of religious zealots, I usually spend my week trying to think of the best subject to mock.This week, however, optimists can rejoice because my beverage of choice is half full, and this column (for once) will be a happy column.While it would be easy to laugh at A-Roid and the Yankees losing before the season has even started, speculate on the possibility of the Kentucky basketball team facing Tubby Smith’s Minnesota team in the NIT or write something disparaging about the Buffalo Bills new wide receiver, this column will be nothing but rainbows and sunshine from here on out.What could be the source of this unexpected jubilation?Surprisingly — and with its track record, this really is shocking — it’s the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department.Last Friday, Associate Athletic Director Sean Frazier announced at a press conference that Camp Randall and its 80,321-seat capacity will play host to the men’s and women’s hockey teams for the Camp Randall Hockey Classic on Feb. 6, 2010.I’m actually jumping around with joy.The Athletic Department usually only makes it into the news when it screws up. This past year for example, it revamped the ticket process for football games, which made the system worse. Then in trying to fix what it had just broken, the department screwed it up even more, and in the end just said to hell with the whole thing and left the process in its original state of shabbiness.Yikes.But just as we ridicule the Athletic Department on those rare occasions when it drops the ball, we must also commend the department when it comes through with an actual good idea.And in playing hockey outside at Camp Randall, the Athletic Department has hit the proverbial nail on the proverbial head.Three years ago, the men’s hockey team played an outdoor game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay before going on to win the national championship that season (I’ll let you decide if it’s just a coincidence). What is certain is both the players and the fans who watched the Badgers beat Ohio State 4-2 raved about the experience afterward.This time — with the game in Madison — the Saturday game days we enjoy so much in the fall can be experienced one more time in the spring semester.Besides making terrific use of the wonderful athletic facilities available and capitalizing on a sound revenue-generating opportunity, the Athletic Department is actually paying a compliment to Badger fans. The only way an event like this fails is if the hockey teams play in front of an empty stadium.By organizing a spectacle like this, the Athletic Department has placed its faith that UW fans — whether they follow hockey or not — to make this game worthwhile.While I could end the column by just applauding the Athletic Department for a job well done, it’s not in my nature to do so, and I have just one suggestion.Don’t stop here.Take the momentum from the success this event surely will have, and consider more innovative ideas. Badger fans have proved time and time again that they are some of the best college fans in the nation. Sure we come a little bit late to the games, but even in the face of mediocre seasons from all three major sports, we have continued to show up. Just like the state we inhabit, fair weather is rarely seen here. Reward us with experiences like the Camp Randall Hockey Classic. I’ll even get the ball rolling if you are struggling for ideas.For one game a year, put the men’s basketball team back in the Field House. The Kohl Center is a fine venue, and I don’t mean to undermine its value. But for just one game a year, let the Field House rock like it did before ’98. For those who can’t picture it, think about Cameron Indoor, except with a sea of red as opposed to that obnoxious blue.My random ideas and tangents aside, both the Athletic Department and Badger fans were winners this week.When all we often focus on are the negative aspects of sports, it’s nice to see a legitimate good gesture from any sports organization.(Uh oh, my cynicism is returning).Don’t get used to it.Michael is a junior majoring in journalism. Want to share your thoughts on the UW Athletic Department? Do you prefer a happy column or a cynical column? He can be reached at mbleach@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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Women’s hockey: Desbiens’ impressive season acknowledged by voters

first_imgAnne-Renée Desbiens set a new highest-standard for NCAA goaltenders this season.The junior goaltender was named WCHA Player of the Year on Thursday after posting a 0.77 goals against average and an NCAA record 18 shutouts.That record stands for both men’s and women’s play.Desbiens also surpassed the previous NCAA record for shutout minutes by 100, tallying 543:53 scoreless minutes from Oct. 3 vs. Providence to Nov. 14 against University of Minnesota-Duluth, who she will face this Saturday in the WCHA Tournament semifinal.Women’s hockey: Remembering last season’s heartbreak, Badgers on mission for national championshipLast March, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team was sitting in a locker room, their heads down and their season over. Read…Desbiens took her place in an impressive lineage of Wisconsin goaltenders by surpassing records set by former Badgers Jessie Vetter, two-time U.S. Olympian, and Alex Rigsby.Vetter holds Wisconsin’s goals against record (0.83), but Desbiens’ 0.77 mark so far this season bests the U.S. starting goaltender while playing in 10 more games. Desbiens is even on pace to top the Badgers’ record for single-season save percentage, which Christine Dufour set in the 2006-07 season (.955), after stopping .958 percent of shots this season.Desbiens’ 29-3-1 record and numerous statistical marks merit the award and she is only the second goaltender to win in the award’s 16-year history.Her performances placed her at the top of all three major statistical goaltending categories (GAA, save percentage, win percentage) and the awards don’t stop at the WCHA-level.The Quebec-native is also among the final three candidates for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the top player in women’s college hockey, along with Northeastern’s Kendall Coyne and Boston College’s Alex Carpenter.Stats and awards aside, Desbiens’ focus will be on this weekend when Wisconsin plays UM-Duluth in the semifinal of the WCHA Tournament, the very team that broke her shutout streak.Women’s hockey: Badgers advance into single elimination portion of postseasonStakes just got higher for the Wisconsin Women’s Hockey team, who will be finishing up their WCHA campaign this weekend. Read…Despite the tough environment in Minneapolis, Wisconsin is the heavy favorite at No. 2 in the country, in large part due to Desbiens.last_img read more

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Men’s water polo cruises past Harvard to reach title match

first_imgIt took two minutes of Saturday’s semifinal game against Harvard for the Trojans to prove that they had come into this championship with one goal in mind — an NCAA trophy.With the band booming and a crowd of fans decked out in crimson and gold, the Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley, Calif. felt like a home game environment. And from the start, it wasn’t a question which team was dominant in the pool. After shutting out the Crimson in the first half, the Trojans earned a spot in their 12th-straight championship game with a 19-4 demolition of the less-experienced Harvard squad. The victory brought the Trojans to the game they’ve been preparing for since before this season even began.“This was just a warm-up for tomorrow,” freshman driver Marin Dasic said. “Actually, the whole season was just warm-up for the game that is tomorrow.”The game highlighted all of the Trojans’ strengths — stalwart defense anchored by junior McQuin Baron, a balanced, patient attack and aggressive performance in one-on-one situations. Junior Bryce Hoerman squares up for a shot on goal against Harvard in Saturday’s NCAA semifinal game. Hoerman was one of 11 Trojan players to score at least one goal in the 19-4 victory – Photo courtesy Madeleine RocheFor all four quarters, the Trojan defense smothered the Harvard attack, preventing the Crimson from creating any offensive rhythm. Each drive fell apart after several passes, and the Trojans excelled in snatching steals and forcing sloppy turnovers. When the Crimson did sneak in a shot, Baron was there to make the save, a persistent presence on the end-line that kept Harvard scoreless for the first half of play. Freshman Simon Wu subbed in for Baron in the second half, getting valuable minutes in a semifinal game and holding Harvard to four goals. His defense remained aggressive in their coverage, forcing passes to fly high and swatting down shots.The Trojans were just as aggressive on the offense, offering a well-balanced attack that saw 11 players find the back of the net. The first three goals came from freshmen, showing the strength of the team’s freshman unit, with freshman driver Thomas Dunstan notching three goals.For head coach Jovan Vavic, the ability of players of any age or position to score is the backbone of this year’s success.“That’s been our strength all season,” Vavic said. “We really don’t have just one player who a team can say, ‘If we stop this guy we beat them.’ It’s nice to see that. It’s good for our team, for our chemistry.”Freshman goalkeeper Simon Wu dives to make a block against Harvard. Wu played all of the second half against the Crimson after junior McQuin Baron kept a clean sheet in the first, and held the opposing team to a total of four goals – Photo courtesy Madeline RocheAfter the semifinal win, the build up to the championship game on Sunday is a familiar position for the Trojans. But though the program has seen eight national titles over the past 11 years, the last two years have ended in losses to UCLA. Senior Nick Bell is the only player remaining on the team who holds the status of an NCAA champion. But two back-to-back championship losses to the team’s biggest rival won’t slow down this Trojan squad. It’s only making them hungrier for a win on Sunday.“We’ve come into this whole tournament for the past two weeks thinking that we just want to play our best water polo for two games,” junior utility James Walters said. “The excitement is crazy right now. The whole team, we’re incredibly excited. We’re just ready to play this last game.”last_img read more

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Soccerbet to Highlight virtual sports set on Coolbet

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Related Articles Highlight Games goes live with MaxBet June 26, 2020 Submit Share Highlight Games goes global with ComeOn deal June 19, 2020 Highlight Games’ SOCCERBET goes live with Iforium July 29, 2020 London-based video sports specialist Highlight Games has strengthened its network of partnerships after agreeing to supply its video virtual sports products to Coolbet’s online and mobile channels in all of its key markets.Under the terms of the agreement, Highlight Games’ NBA Last 60 and Soccerbet products will become available to Coolbet’s online and mobile customers, with Soccerbet available in English, Italian and Turkish.“Highlight Games is delighted to be partnering with Coolbet to bring new sports betting opportunities to its online and mobile customers,” said Nick Gardiner, Co-CEO, Highlight Games.“The beauty of Highlight Games’ products is that they enable players to enjoy the thrill of sports betting with no reliance on live sporting fixtures and events. With millions of possible outcomes and hundreds of hours of archive video footage, there is always an opportunity to bet on exclusive highlights 24/7.”Anders Karlsen, CEO of Coolbet, added: “Coolbet is excited to be bringing Highlight Games’ exclusive products to its online and mobile channels. Video virtual sports combine the thrill of sports betting with the nostalgia of archive footage from sports’ most memorable games, and what better time to enjoy these premium products than now?“We look forward to partnering with Highlight Games to deliver Soccerbet and NBA Last 60 to our online and mobile players soon.”last_img read more

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LeBron James, Lonzo Ball record triple-doubles in Lakers’ blowout win

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years CHARLOTTE — It was something Luke Walton needed a video replay to believe.“Zo flexed?” he asked, flashing a quizzical expression after a reporter brought it up.It was a short moment, but Lonzo Ball did indeed hulk up his arms on the baseline after a third-quarter dunk — a rare break from the still emotional waters he generally treads in, even in games. He’s a player who rarely is demonstrative, who would be the last to wax poetic in a postgame interview, and who Kyle Kuzma half-jokingly referred to as “emotionless.”But if a 16-point, 10-assist, 10-rebound triple-double on Saturday night doesn’t tell you something about what churns beneath Ball’s calm exterior, maybe the flex did. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img The triple-double was his first of the season, and Ball attacked his way to it: He flew to the rim in the aggressive style that has characterized his best games. He dunked three times, the last of which came with the added flex. He also smothered Kemba Walker (2 for 13, 4 points) on defense, fighting through screens and staying with the All-Star shotmaker well.James sat the entire third quarter with a noticeable exception: He leapt up from the bench to cheer on Ball, who finally got his triple-double on a fourth-quarter tip-in that gave him his final rebound.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Ball said he only realized that he was chasing the triple-double when James told him so.“Everybody knows when I play I don’t look at the stats,” Ball said. “He was the first one who told me, “Go get it!” I’m like what do I got? Told me look up. I saw what I had and ended up getting it.”It seemed appropriate timing for Ball to break out on a weekend when a trade for a veteran reportedly fell through: Former Laker Trevor Ariza was traded from Phoenix to Washington after several reports that the Lakers were interested. The primary reason cited was that the Lakers were unwilling to part with any member of their young core.Later, James said he didn’t think the player who he said he was “one and the same with our playmaking ability” needed a confidence boost his stat line might’ve provided.“It’s not about how he feels,” James said. “It’s us continuing to believe in him, because we do and he’s our starting point guard, and he’s the head of the snake. So it was a great game for him.”The Lakers shot 53 percent on the night while holding the Hornets under 43 percent. They had seven players score in double figures, including JaVale McGee (19 points) who nearly was a scratch with flu-like symptoms.It’s the way the Lakers want to play, the latest evidence that a team can thrive with playmakers like Ball and James on the roster. Even shorthanded, again without Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram for the fifth straight game, they had no problem dispatching Charlotte (albeit on the second night of a back-to-back for the weary Hornets).Related Articles Even if Ball didn’t need the confidence boost, at the very least, it was a special night for him to record a triple-double alongside James, who pulled him aside last year after a game and gave him advice.On Saturday, he pulled his own weight, too.“Ever since he got here it’s been a dream come true for me,” Ball said. “I watched him my whole life, he was my idol growing up. Then we both get a triple double in the same game. I don’t even know if I dreamed of that before. It was a good day today.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“He does a lot without showing emotion. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t care, he just always level-headed about what he’s doing.”Added Walton: “I didn’t see that but I look forward to watching.”The Lakers pounded the Hornets 128-100 on the road, with a 40-17 third quarter edge sucking all the air out of the Spectrum Center. Much of that rally was thanks to a rare feat: Both LeBron James and Ball notched triple-doubles for the Lakers, the first time that’s happened in franchise history since 1982.A couple of Hall-of-Famers did it: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson.Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, drives for a dunk over Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Los Angeles won 128-100. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)That’s not surprising company for James (24 points, 11 assists, 12 rebounds), who recorded the 75th triple-double of his career and will undoubtedly be enshrined with those two once he’s done playing. But it is more surprising for Ball, who at 21 years old has gone through a sometimes-choppy sophomore season in which his points and assists are down as he struggles to solidify his modified role. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

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Bougainville advances in soccer

first_imgBougainville Soccer Federation President, Justin Helele was interviewed by PNG Loop and said soccer is taking a foothold, but other codes needed to follow the same way.“We are now giving advice to ABG members and other interested stakeholders about the code which is rapidly expanding here right now.” Helele said.Helele who is responsible for taking the Bougainville soccer team to Zurich Switzerland, and also attended the Logo unveiling of the under 20 women’s world logo unveiling (to inspire to excel) in Port Moresby, is now a major player  in tournament organisations.“The only national member who enquired for technical support was the Member for North Bougainville Louta Atoi. We ran a tournament in Buka at the Hutjena oval and then another one in Nissan Island, in North Bougainville,”  Helele said.  “The ABG member who approached us was the Member for Haku Robert Tulsa who purchased some equipment. He said.“We have already written and finalised a structure for soccer here on Bougainville and we want all other codes to follow. Our structure will be officially presented to the ABG parliament by the Member for Haku to the Bougainville Executive Council,” Helele said.Soccer on Bougainville has been a very popular sport before the crisis, and with the FIFA involvement it has now moved to an advanced stage.“We are selling soccer equipment’s here in Buka which are FIFA certified  which you won’t find anywhere else,” Helele said.Picture: The recent soccer tournament  sponsored  by Lauta Atoi.last_img read more

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