Five people were injured Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 50 in Jennings County. (Image: ISP)JENNINGS COUNTY, IND. – Five people suffered minor injuries in a U.S. 50 crash that police say could lead to traffic charges against at least one driver.Wednesday around 3:40 p.m., a Kia Spectra driven by John Shipley, 60, was traveling west on U.S. 50 near C.R. 900 W preparing to make a left turn into a driveway.Shipley was followed by two dump trucks, the first driven by Loney McKain, 46, and the second operated by Steven Baker, 54, both of Jackson County.Police say Baker was unable to stop the dump truck in time and struck McKain’s rig.The dump truck was pushed left of center and struck an eastbound Toyota Sienna driven by 23-year-old Christian Stewart.A following eastbound Chevrolet Impala driven by Breanna Noblitt, 19, of North Vernon, struck the rear end of the Stewart’s car, causing the Toyota to strike the Kia.All five drivers suffered minor injuries and Shipley, Stewart, and Nobblitt were transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour where they were treated and released.The other two drivers were treated at the scene by Jennings County EMS officials.The crash remains under investigation and could result in traffic charges being filed to at least one driver, police said.
Indianapolis, In. — Brutal temperatures couldn’t deter the more than 1,000 people who participated in a guided First Day Hike at an Indiana State Park property on Jan. 1.Combined, those 1,033 hikers trekked 1,158 miles.The average high across Indiana that day was 1 degree Fahrenheit, according to Angie Manuel, chief of interpretation for DNR Division of State Parks.“If I didn’t already know that Indiana State Parks had some of the most dedicated visitors, I sure knew it when 50 hikers joined me for a minus 7 degree prairie walk at Prophetstown State Park,” Manuel said.First Day Hikes are a healthy way to start the year and a chance to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and connect with friends. The hikes are hosted each year by staff and volunteers at Indiana’s 32 state park properties and are part of a nationwide program promoted by America’s State Parks.Hikes ranged in length from a half-mile to 4 miles. The types of hikes varied, too. Charlestown State Park hosted a night hike for viewing the “supermoon,” and hikers at O’Bannon Woods State Park walked with one of the property’s resident oxen.Monroe Lake welcomed the most participants, with 196 people attending an event offering 3.7- and 1.3-mile run/walks.Across the country, almost 32,000 visitors to state parks hiked a combined 70,200 miles.“The First Day Hikes are a way park rangers, naturalists and volunteers can get people outside to connect with nature and history while beginning new, healthy lifestyles,” said Ellen Graham, First Day Hikes coordinator and chief naturalist, Georgia State Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.First Day Hikes originated more than 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation state park in Milton, Mass.America’s State Parks is committed to promoting outdoor recreation in state parks as a way to address obesity, especially among children.
Plainfield, In. — Hot weather can lead to higher energy bills as Duke Energy Indiana customers try to stay cool this summer. The company is offering free tools and tips to help customers manage those costs.“We know that May and June brought above-average temperatures in our Indiana service territory, and according to our company meteorologists, that trend will continue in July and August,” said Melody Birmingham-Byrd, Duke Energy Indiana state president. “We want to make sure our customers have the information and tools they need to help control their energy costs.”Duke Energy offers free programs and tools to help customers better understand and manage their energy expenses. Keep in mind that the further your thermostat setting is from the actual temperature outside, the more energy you’ll use. Here are some tips to help manage costs:Budget Billinggives customers better control over their energy spending by establishing predictable monthly payments.Our online savings calculatorshelp customers understand how their homes use energy – and how they can potentially reduce their consumption and better manage their summer bills.Customers can also sign up to receive High Bill Alertsfor when adverse weather is projected to increase their electric bills by at least 30 percent and $30 compared to historical usage.Customers with smart meters cancheck online to view their daily usage tool. Smart meters collect usage information by the hour, so checking spikes throughout the month – by day and even hour – can show what appliances and behaviors are increasing their bill.Set your AC to the comfortable setting that meets your lifestyle needs. Hot summer days can mean higher energy bills. The further your thermostat setting is from the temperature outside, the higher your energy bill will be.Change or clean your air filters monthly. A dirty air filter can make a cooling system work harder, which uses more energy.Inspect and service your HVAC. Have your HVAC system checked by a qualified heating and air conditioning contractor to make sure it is operating efficiently. This will also help extend the life of the system.Don’t cool an empty house. If you’ll be out and about, adjust or program your thermostat to work around your schedule.Close the blinds. Shutting blinds, drapes and shades during the hottest part of the day can keep the sun’s rays from heating your house.Grill outdoors. Cooking in the oven and on the stovetop creates a lot of indoor heat. Help save energy by firing up the grill outdoors, or prepare meals that don’t require cooking.Use fans in occupied rooms. They circulate air to supplement air conditioning. Make sure the fans are set to operate in a counterclockwise direction.Turn off unnecessary lights. Be sure to turn off lights when you leave a room. Lights emit heat and cause your air conditioning system to work harder.Replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient lighting options. LEDs use up to 90 percent less energy than traditional bulbs and last at least 15 times longer.Seal air leaks with caulking and weather stripping. And keep the door closed as much as you can to keep the cool air inside.Eligible homeowners in Indiana can get a free home energy assessment, which includes an Energy Efficiency Starter Kit containing LEDs, an energy-efficient showerhead, and switch and outlet energy seals.Duke Energy partners with local agencies to help low-income customers who may struggle to pay their energy bills. Please visit the company’s website or call 800.521.2232 to learn more about the special assistance programs available to Indiana customers.In addition, financial emergencies may occur from time to time. Duke Energy strongly encourages customers to call 800.521.2232 to learn about payment arrangements if they receive a disconnection notice and cannot pay before the disconnection date.
Milan, IN— INDOT contractor Force Construction will begin tree clearing operations today at the S.R. 101 bridge over South Hogan Creek ahead of a $917,700 bridge deck replacement project. The bridge is located 2.21 miles north of U.S. 50 in Ripley County.Intermittent lane closures will be possible while work is in progress. Flaggers will be on-site to manage traffic. Utility relocation work will follow tree clearing, with the deck replacement beginning in late March or early April. At that time, S.R. 101 will close for approximately 90 days. The official detour will follow U.S. 50 to S.R. 129 to S.R. 350.Motorists should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. The contract completion date is September 30, 2020.
A short-term deal is currently on the table for Kebbie, who was linked with Manchester United last year, and the club are hopeful he will sign before the end of the week. Should he sign, Kebbie would work primarily with Stephen Clemence’s reserve team, with Ahmed Elmohamady and Liam Rosenior currently established as Steve Bruce’s preferred options on the right. Kebbie, 19, is Yorkshire-born and began his youth career at Leeds before moving to Spain at 16, where he trained with Barcelona before being signed by Atletico. But the right-back’s career at the Vicente Calderon never got off the ground and he has been training with the Tigers for the past month. Press Association Hull are in talks to sign former Atletico Madrid full-back Elliot Kebbie until the end of the season.
“Contrary to some media reports, there is no change in BCCI policy. Just like in case of Sourav Ganguly, if Tendulkar and Laxman depose before Ethics Officer, Rahul and the legal team will be there. The BCCI is certainly party to the matter,” a senior BCCI official privy to Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) decision told PTI on Tuesday.”Just for your information, there was a hearing in the S Sreesanth case and BCCI was represented by CEO. In this case, the Ombudsman had written to BCCI, so there is no question of BCCI going unrepresented,” he added. New Delhi: The BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and the legal team will be present in case Ombudsman Justice (Retd) D K Jain summons Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman for an in-person hearing in the alleged Conflict of Interest case. Tendulkar and Laxman have already filed their respective responses, categorically denying any conflict in their dual roles as Cricket Advisory Committee members and mentors of their respective franchises — Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.The BCCI expects Justice Jain to call both Tendulkar and Laxman for a hearing as per principles of natural justice and the institution will be represented by CEO Johri. CEO Rahul Johri and the legal team will be present in case Ombudsman Justice.Tendulkar and Laxman have already filed their respective responses.The BCCI expects Justice Jain to call both Tendulkar and Laxman for a hearing. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
A HALF-CENTURY from West Indies U-16 cricketer Mavindra Dindyal and solid all-round support spurred Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to a six-wicket victory over Transport Sports Club, yesterday in the first semi-final of the GCA Noble House Seafoods U-19 Generation Next 50-over cricket competition.Alvin Mohabir had a good all-round game for Transport.In a clash reduced to 40 overs due to a late start at the Malteenoes Sports Club ground, GCC won the toss and opted to bowl first.Opening bowlers Shadrach Bacon and Rivaldo Phillips had Transport in early problems, after they had sent back the openers (DeAndre Linton and Ryan Latif) for ducks three overs into the game, but Michael Jamal and Devon Allen rebuilt the innings.The number three and four batsmen added 52 for the third wicket with Jamal hitting two sixes and a four in a score of 28 and Allen three fours in his 22.Demerara’s U-15 captain Alvin Mohabir then batted his way to 46 runs. He struck four fours and a six in a well-constructed innings batting at six. He, however, became Aryan Persaud’s second victim. Support came from 11-year-old Riyad Latif, who finished with 23 (2x4s, 1×6) batting at eight.Off-spinner Darrius Andrews led the attack with three wickets, while Thaddeus Lovell supported with two scalps towards the end, as Transport folded for 168 all out in 37.2 overs.After a first-over four, Lovell settled into running the singles. In total, he ran 21 singles in his score of 25. He and Dindyal, who was the aggressor, added 75 runs for the third wicket, which was the catalyst for victory.Dindyal’s top score of 50 included seven fours and a six.Although 13-year-old Mohabir dismissed both batsmen with his off-spin bowling, the damage was already done. Persaud (26) and Rahul Singh (17) then added 44 unbeaten runs to lead their team to 169-4 in 33 overs.Mohabir finished with 3-34 from eight overs for Transport.
After two goals gave Wisconsin the advantage 20 minutes into the game, it looked like the Badgers might finally win their first home game of the season. That wouldn’t be the case as UW-Green Bay roared back to score three unanswered goals to win the game 3-2.The Phoenix (2-5-2 overall, 0-1-1 Horizon League) picked up their first road win of the 2015 season while the Badgers (2-7-0, 1-1-0 Big Ten) lost their fifth consecutive home game.Wisconsin now turns their sights to Michigan as they travel to Ann Arbor for a game Saturday at 1 p.m. The Badgers will return home next week Wednesday to take on another in-state rival, Marquette.Penalty ProblemsComing into the game against UW-Green Bay, the Badgers were yet to earn a free kick. Wednesday night they were able to draw two. The first one came courtesy of a Phoenix handball in the box, but Drew Conner’s resulting penalty kick was saved by the goalkeeper. That would’ve put the Badgers up 3-1 right before halftime.The second penalty kick awarded to the Badgers came in the second half when Nick Jones was taken out by a Green Bay defender. This time, Christopher Mueller stepped up to take the kick, only to send his shot wide of the left post. Mueller’s miss proved to be costly as that penalty would’ve tied the game up 3-3.Captain ConnerDespite the senior midfielder’s penalty spot miss, Conner scored the opening goal of the game for the Badgers. This was the captain’s first goal and point of the season, as well as his first goal from open play since the 2013 season. If there’s any positive takeaway from this match it’s the fact that Conner finally got himself in the box score.A Phoenix RisesUW-Green Bay’s junior midfielder Audi Jepson was a menace all evening for the Phoenix. Coming into the match versus the Badgers, Jepson had netted the only two goals of the season for Green Bay. Jepson added to that number as he tallied his third goal of the season on a shot from 20 yards that UW goalkeeper Adrian Remeniuk was unable to keep out of the back of the net. Jepson then turned provider in the second half as he assisted William Nordenstrom on the goal that tied things up for the Phoenix.Cool Hand LucLuc Kazmierczak made his first start of the season for the Badgers, and he did so in impressive fashion. Playing as a right midfielder, Kazmierczak supplied the assist to Conner’s opening goal. That was his first assist and point of the season, as well as his second career assist as a Badger.QuotableUW head coach John Trask on the team’s performance:“We’ve gotta be better defensively. You gotta put away your chances, especially penalty kicks.”Trask on changing up the starting lineup:“I thought Isaac Schlenker came in and did a very nice job. I thought Luc [Kazmierczak] played a good game as well. I thought Nick Jones was dangerous tonight — created a penalty kick. So there were some bright spots out there.”Trask on how the team can put together a full game:“We don’t seem to be resolute for 90 minutes. We’ve talked about it many times with these guys. We seem to carry poor performances every game. I think some guys showed up tonight, like Isaac. We need some guys to step up. It’s a disappointing result. You get two penalty kicks — we had plenty of chances to make it three to one. And that’s a soccer game if you finish those chances. We didn’t do it and they hung around and just did enough to get back in the game and win the game.”
O’Neill remains under contract to Northern Ireland whom he brought to the European championship last summer but the Irish Daily mail suggest the Foxes may make an approach for himMeanwhile the Sun newspaper reports that Manchester United are willing to pay Wayne Rooney compensation to leave the club at the end of the season.The strikers’ current deal runs until 2019 however he has been linked with moves to Everton and China.
Amel Tuka triumped in Madrid in a very exciting race of 800 meters.The best BiH athlete won in the photo finish against Gakeme with the result of 1:45.23. Tuka was thus better than Gakeme by one hundredth of a second.Langat, Aman and other athletes participated in this race. When entering the last 200 meters, Tuka was sixth, and in his recognizable style he intensified the rhythm and took the deserved victory.(Source: klix.ba/photo: klix.ba)