9-year-old charged with murder in 5 fire deaths

first_imgThe juvenile also was charged with twocounts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, the (Peoria) Journal Starreported. The April 6 fire killed a 1-year-old,two 2-year-olds, a 34-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman at the TimberlineMobile Home Park near the village of Goodfield, about 150 miles (240kilometers) southwest of Chicago. CHICAGO – A 9-year-old child accused ofcausing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in centralIllinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.center_img Woodford County State’s Attorney GregMinger would not reveal other details about the suspect, including a possiblerelationship to the victims.(AP)last_img read more

Report: Greater Need for Food Assistance in Rural Areas

first_imgA higher percentage of rural households use SNAP benefits to fill empty plates than in urban areas, according to a new analysis of SNAP data by the Center for Rural Affairs. (Image: Andrea Church/ morgufile.)INDIANAPOLIS – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high.But a new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America’s food supply is grown and raised.Jon Bailey, director of rural public policy program for the Center for Rural Affairs, authored the report, which examines the use of food stamps, now called SNAP benefits, from 2008 to 2012.“And what we found is that during that time period, more households in rural areas received SNAP benefits than did households in more urban – both metropolitan and small-city – areas,” he says.During the years reviewed, more than 14 percent of rural households received SNAP benefits, compared to slightly less than 11 percent of urban households.In Indiana, about 908,000 people are SNAP recipients, and the benefits average just over $130 per person, per month.Another key finding, says Bailey, is that rural areas and small cities have higher percentages of households with seniors and children receiving food support than in larger urban areas.“SNAP is providing a way for those people and those households to meet their food needs, which is important,” he points out, “because those two population groups are probably most at risk of hunger and food insecurity.”In rural areas, one in nine households has a SNAP recipient who is either under age 18, or an adult 60 years of age or older.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Lady Twisters Fall To Lady Shiners In VB Sectionals

first_imgOA’s season ended with a sectional semifinal loss to Rising Sun in an emotional and grueling 5 game set that lasted over 2 hours.Senior Anna Dickman recorded another double-double with 21 kills and 11 blocks while recording 3 aces and 6 digs. Dickman scored 35 points for the Twisters. Hannah Moul recorded 4 blocks. Senior libero, Megan Dickman, finished the match with a record 57 digs while passing 59 serve receptions with only 7 errors.The Twisters served 16 aces on 103 service attempts and had only 12 errors on 87 serve receive attempts. Setting duties were distributed between sophomore Elizabeth Fiutem, 20 assists, and senior Brittany Harrell, 18 assists.“This was as hard a loss for us as we’ve had all season,” stated Head Coach Brian Patterson. “Not because it was the season ender, but because the girls prepared so well for this rematch. They had a good season and have every right to be proud of their accomplishments.”Oldenburg finishes the season with an 18-17 record.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Brian Patterson.last_img read more

No. 2 Syracuse men’s soccer’s undefeated start ended by No. 3 Notre Dame’s late goal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ With just 18 seconds left in regulation, Jon Gallagher dealt Syracuse its first blemish of the season. The Notre Dame forward’s left-footed shot from outside the box found the left corner past Orange goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert, negating a Syracuse comeback and handing the Orange its first loss or tie in nine games this year.The Orange gave away the ball in its own half and Gallagher found it at his feet before darting ahead and hammering the final nail in Syracuse’s coffin from 20 yards out.“Oh look, we’re pretty low right now,” McIntyre said over the phone after the game. “It’s an emotionally draining way … when you put everything out there, when you emotionally put everything on the line … our game can be so ruthless. It’s gut-wrenching.”No. 2 Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) tied the game with just over 10 minutes remaining on Miles Robinson’s goal off a corner kick, but SU was unable to hold on in a 2-1 loss against the No. 3 Fighting Irish (7-1, 2-1 ACC) at UND’s Alumni Stadium on Friday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Look, you never want to lose games,” McIntyre said. “We’ve come a long way as a program when we’re disappointed to go on the road and lose against an elite Notre Dame team with 30 seconds left. That’s a good problem. It’s good for us to come to an environment like this and expect to come away with results.” It wasn’t until the 79th minute that Syracuse broke through, when Robinson got a head on Oyvind Alseth’s corner kick — one of eight Syracuse corners in the second half compared to Notre Dame’s zero — to knot the score at one.Robinson’s goal was his fourth of the season, tying Nanco for the team lead. It’s his eighth goal in one and a half seasons with Syracuse as he continues to establish himself as one of the ACC’s premier threats in the attacking third, even as a defender.The celebration lasted only 10 minutes, though, when Gallagher’s ACC-leading sixth goal of the season found the back of the net.Two seasons ago, it was a freshman Gallagher that drew a red card on former SU center back Skylar Thomas with about 15 minutes left in the game to set up a free kick that would send then-No. 20 Syracuse to a 1-0 defeat against then-No. 4 Notre Dame at SU Soccer Stadium.Two years later, it was Gallagher wreaking havoc again, this time sealing a fate the Orange hadn’t yet experienced in 2016.“Look, it’s a wonderful left-footed strike to win a game. Obviously from our perspective it’s a disappointing way to end,” McIntyre said. “But it happened … Our feeling was that we were the team that was gonna go on and win the game.“As difficult as this is, we’ll regroup, we’ll learn from it and hopefully we’ll continue to move forward.” Comments Published on September 23, 2016 at 10:15 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman For the second straight game, the Orange conceded first. Thirteen minutes after subbing in, freshman midfielder Jack Casey put the hosts ahead less than a minute before half off an Evan Panken free kick. On Tuesday night against Cornell, Syracuse was the benefactor of a Miles Robinson goal right before the break that proved to be the turning point in a 3-1 SU win. Three days later, the Orange found itself on the other end of the momentum swing heading into the half in its toughest test of the year thus far.Out of the break, Syracuse’s attack generated far more of a threat than in the opening 45 minutes. Chris Nanco and Kamal Miller forced UND goalie Chris Hubbard into two saves, his only ones of the game, within 30 seconds of each other. Five minutes later, Sergio Camargo beat Hubbard with a low shot but it deflected off the post and out of harm’s way.“We just imposed ourselves a little bit more,” McIntyre said. “Physically, we kind of pushed the ball forward a little bit quicker, worked extremely hard and connected passes in their half.”last_img read more

Inter Milan make last ditch attempt to hijack Argentine star’s move to Chelsea

first_img1 Inter Milan will make a last-ditch attempt to land Ezequiel Lavezzi this month – to keep him out of the clutches of Chelsea.The 30-year-old forward has started just three Ligue 1 games for Paris Saint-Germain so far this season and is out of contract in the summer.The Argentinean is set to leave the club on a free and, as talkSPORT told you this week, it has been reported that the striker’s agent has held talks with Chelsea regarding a deal.But now sources in Italy have revealed that Inter boss Roberto Mancini will make a late cash offer to sign Lavezzi this month, which would mean PSG don’t lose him for nothing at the end of the season.Inter also hope that the chance to rejoin Italian football will tempt Lavezzi to choose them over Chelsea.The striker had his best days during a five-year spell at Napoli, where he scored 38 goals and forged a devastating three-pronged frontline alongside Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik. Ezequiel Lavezzi last_img read more