Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015Friday, October 2, 2015•11:19 a.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 100 block W. 18th, Wellington.•9:37 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of tools and building materials in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•1 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 1900 block E. Lincoln, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Samantha F. Brown, 31, Gardner, Kans. and a fixed object/utility pole owned by the city of Wellington.1 p.m. Samantha F. Brown, 31, Gardner, Kans. was issued a notice to appear for fail to report an accident.•2 p.m. Non-injury, hit and run accident in the 700 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Charles K. Kimbel, 53, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Raymond Fletcher, Lake Benton, Minn.•4:19 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint in the 400 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•5:52 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Jerald G. Loughmiller, 59, Wellington and James D. Fitzer, 49, Wellington.•10:55 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for defective taillight.•11:35 p.m. Officers investigated driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test.Saturday, October 3, 2015•12:01 a.m. Robert C. Hamilton, 31, Riverdale, was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test.•3:16 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:38 a.m. Tremain D. Gingerich, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•10:30 a.m. Chase A. Rosewicz, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•11:05 a.m. Caly D. Hochevar, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•11:29 a.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1300 block E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Deborah R. Meyer, 63, Conway Springs and a fixed object owned by Steak House Motel, Wellington.•Tasha Metcalf, 35, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog bite violation and determination that the dog is vicious.•7:03 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block W. 8th, Wellington.•8:28 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency by a known suspect in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.Sunday, October 4, 2015•11 a.m. Hit and run, private property accident in the 1800 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a vehicle owned by Shannon K. Decatur, Belle Plaine.•11:32 a.m. Officers investigated battery, assault and criminal damage to property in the 800 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:52 a.m. Duston L. Hoss, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with battery, assault and criminal damage to property.•1:58 p.m. Officers took a report of lost purse in the 1200 block S. Washington, Wellington.•2:12 p.m. Officers investigated a battery of a known suspect in the 200 block N. Ash, Wellington.•5:49 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•11:25 p.m. Kimberly R. Shaw, 40, Harper, was issued a notice to appear for defective brake lights and no proof of insurance.last_img read more

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‘The Color of Sundays,’ by Andrew Conte, tells Nunn’s ‘story’

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier ANDREW CONTEBill Nunn Jr. never wanted me to tell his story.Sure, he had changed the history of the National Football League, and he had played a key role in the Steelers winning more Super Bowls than any other team.But Nunn insisted on deflecting praise to others. The story, he insisted, started before him—and would continue after. He challenged me to write, instead, about the first African Americans who played football.I ended up doing both.Nunn’s story started with the Pittsburgh Courier, where his father worked as managing editor. When he came of age, Nunn joined the newspaper too, traveling thousands of miles each fall to compile the Courier’s Black college All-America football teams.In the process, by focusing on the athletes rather than their skin color, Nunn came to find talent that others overlooked.That proved strategic for the Steelers. They hired Nunn as a team scout, and he discovered players such as John Stallworth, L.C. Greenwood, Donnie Shell, Glen Edwards, Sam Davis and many others. They played at small Black colleges, beyond the NFL’s line of sight.Ultimately, with Nunn’s help, I came to see a broader story too.The changes he brought about did not stop at the edge of the gridiron. Football helped the United States become a better nation by showing Americans how to cheer for the best players—without blind spots to race or ethnicity.(Andrew Conte is an author, reporter, and director of Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation. “The Color of Sundays” is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.)last_img read more

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Hampton coach cherishing time after suffering stroke in June

first_imgIn this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Hampton coach David Six communicates with players during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.  (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File) NEW YORK (AP) — David Six knows he is fortunate to be alive. Hampton’s coach has cherished being able to lead the Lady Pirates after suffering a stroke on June 27.“It was a near-death experience,” Six said before Hampton faced Columbia in New York last week. “You don’t see things the same.”The 55-year-old coach, who has guided Hampton to the NCAA Tournament in six of the past eight seasons, was told originally by doctors that he would probably need to take the year off from coaching to recover. He would have none of that.Six months later after intense “boot-camp rehab”, the only remnants of the stroke are a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder he suffered when he fell, and a slight limp. He’s still doing some rehab to improve his strength, including water aerobics — which he did before suffering the stroke.He returned to campus before the team started practice in early October and earned his 200th career win just before Thanksgiving. Hampton went 4-7 in nonconference play, but has started 2-0 in the Big South.“He bounced back quickly,” Hampton freshman Laren VanArsdale said. “A lot of people don’t come back from strokes, but he came back stronger than ever.”The New York native is well aware how lucky he was to be coaching. Six was driving his wife Angela to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for her regular appointment to deal with a muscle disease she suffers from. It was a drive he had made hundreds of times. Six and his wife usually stop along the way from their home in Virginia, but he had just gotten a new car and was having so much fun driving it that the pair made the trip without stopping that day.About an hour before reaching the hospital, the coach felt a heaviness in his right arm. His wife asked him what was wrong, but he said nothing was wrong, so as not to worry her. Yet he knew something was off. A friend of his wife met them at the hospital and she noticed Six was struggling to get out of the car. He tried to hide it from his wife, but he couldn’t.“I was kind of staggering trying to keep my balance,” recalled Six. “Then I looked up and saw the sky was spinning. And I fell very hard on my right shoulder.”Fortunately, there was a doctor in the parking lot who rushed over to help. After making it into the emergency room under his own power he fell again as his vitals were being taken.“The next thing I know, they’re calling whatever code it was and got me on the gurney,” he said. “I’m thinking seeing their faces that this must be very serious.”A CT scan confirmed the stroke. He had a blood clot on the left side of the back of his head that affected the area of the brain that controls balance and mobility on the right side of his body. The doctors were able to dissolve the blood clot with a medication called Tissue Plasminogen Activator. That medication is only effective in the first three hours after symptoms begin.About a week after having the stroke, Six was sent to a rehab facility at the hospital. He ended up sharing a room with his wife, who was continuing her therapy for the polymyositis, which causes muscle weakness on both sides of the body and limits movement.Six attacked his rehab during his six-week stint at Hopkins.“I was rehabbing about three hours a day,” he said. “I wouldn’t take a day off.”The coach was discharged at the end of July, a week before his wife. The pair went to live with their daughter in Maryland, but a few weeks later Six decided to return home to Virginia as his daughter had a pair of young twins to look after and he felt he would recover sooner having to do things for himself.Coach Six said he would wait until after the season to take care of the rotator cuff. He hopes that won’t be until after another NCAA Tournament appearance.“I got a lot of basketball to worry about first,” he said smiling.___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberglast_img read more

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