Police arrest man after he set 10 separate fires in the Miami area

first_imgOfficials in Miami’s Little Havana say they have Baker Acted a man who set at least 10 separate fires in the neighborhood.The first of the fires was located Monday around 4:00 am along Southwest Sixth Court and Fifth Street. City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units reported that a recycling bin had been set on fire just a few feet away from a vehicle.As officials put out that fire, they then found a dumpster had been set on fire just a few blocks down the road near Southwest Seventh Street and Sixth Avenue. Officials then put out that fire and then were alerted to another fire.It was reported that fire officials spent much of the morning putting out small fires in a 3-block radius of the neighborhood until authorities were able to capture the suspect who was starting the fires.While information regarding the man’s identity was not released, authorities did report that they detained the man while they wait to review surveillance video and have since Baker Acted him.last_img read more

West tops East 45-21 in Lobster Bowl

first_imgBIDDEFORD — Two high school graduates from Hancock County played for the East football team against the West in the 26th annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl on Saturday.Matt Stewart of Bucksport was selected to play quarterback, and Santos Henggeler of Mount Desert Island was selected as a defensive tackle.The West won 45-21, snapping the East’s two-game winning streak. The East has won six of the last 10 games. The West, however, has won 18 of 26 Lobster Bowls.The West got on the board early. Just three minutes into the game, West quarterback Noah Nelson of Falmouth connected with Matt Vigue of Spruce Mountain for a 71-yard touchdown pass.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNelson ended the first quarter with another touchdown pass — this one to Gabe Seeley of Leavitt — to bring the West up 14-0.Nelson put the West in position to score again in the second quarter with a 13-yard run to the 3. Alex Mace of Oak Hill carried the ball into the end zone a few plays later to give the West a 20-0 lead.The East got on the board with two minutes left in the second half when Stewart entered the game as quarterback. Stewart connected with Tayler Carrier of Cony for a 27-yard touchdown pass.Carrier was awarded East MVP honors with seven receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns.But Nelson and Seeley answered back with another scoring pass just seconds before halftime.Nelson, the West’s MVP, remained unstoppable in the second half. He finished with four touchdowns and 247 passing yards.The East never threatened to take the lead.last_img read more

One of the best: Decker honored with 2012 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

first_imgDULUTH, Minn. – Wisconsin junior forward Brianna Decker emotionally embraced her family and made her way to the podium Saturday afternoon as she became the 15th recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.The award recognizes the best player in NCAA Division I women’s hockey each season – much like football’s Heisman Trophy. Decker was one of three finalists for the award, including Jocelyne Lamoureux of North Dakota and Florence Schelling of Northeastern.“It is quite an accomplishment,” Decker said. “I think it shows a lot about the depth of our program and the type of players that get recruited to Wisconsin. I think we have all-around staff and resources that are phenomenal.”Decker anchors one of the best offensive lines in hockey, playing alongside senior forwards Brooke Ammerman and Carolyne Pr?vost in a unit that combined for 77 season goals. Decker led the nation this season with 37 goals, and her 82 overall points tied for the nation’s best.Decker attempted six shots in the national championship against Minnesota Sunday but did not find the back of the net in the 4-2 loss.She became the fourth player in Wisconsin history to win the award, joining Sara Bauer (2006), Jessie Vetter (2009) and Meghan Duggan (2011). Four Wisconsin Patty Kazmaier winners in the past six years is quite an impressive feat for head coach Mark Johnson as well as the program.“We’ve had a couple of kids go though this arena before,” Johnson said. “Each one, if you look at all four, earned it. Brianna isn’t different than the other three; she went out and continues to grow as a player and continues to develop as a leader off the ice.”Although the Patty Kazmaier celebrates the nation’s best hockey player, Decker said the honor reflects the success of the team more than her individual play. The Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth, Minn. – host of this year’s ceremony – erupted with cheers from Decker’s teammates, a testament to the tight knit camaraderie within this Wisconsin squad.“I honestly don’t think this is an individual award,” Decker said. “Obviously it is given to one person, but it comes from the team and the team makes each player who they really are. I think that is exactly what my team did for me this year.”Johnson said the team held a dance contest after practice last Thursday, calling them an energetic group. That contagious attitude translated to Wisconsin’s play on the ice the season, uniting Decker and the entire Badger team.“If you are going to be successful in this game you have to play as a unit, and certainly players can make a difference, but it takes a group of players,” Johnson said.The success of Wisconsin’s program in recent years, including multiple national championships and Patty Kazmaier award winners also projects a good image to young hockey players.“I think it gives some young girls in Wisconsin some hope either to want to be a Badger one day or play hockey and be able to be successful, like Jessie (Vetter) and myself,” Decker said. “I hope the young girls take a lot out of it and come support our games.”As a sophomore last year, Decker cheered on Duggan – the 2011 Patty Kazmaier winner – never believing she would follow up her friend’s performance just a year later.Johnson believes playing alongside past UW leaders like Duggan helped develop Decker into the player she is today.“With the season last year, and the help of Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight, she understood what she needed to do to make the choice to go to the next level and the type of player she wanted to become,” Johnson said.Decker’s work ethic and will to win can’t be undermined, but she said her award-winning season relied upon support of those around her. “I can’t do any of this without my team, and I give so much credit to them and the coaches because they made me the player I am right now.”last_img read more

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala on when he’ll retire: ‘I’m keeping it to myself, but it’s going to be soon’

first_imgThe 6-7 wing is averaging 9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists in the 2019 playoffs. While his numbers don’t jump off the stat sheet, he’s continued to be clutch in critical possessions. His dagger 3-pointer at the end of regulation in Sunday’s Game 2 matchup against the Raptors helped his team tie the finals up at 1-1.Iguodala has been an important part of Golden State’s success, and if he sticks to his word, he’ll be retired by 2022 at the latest. “I have a good idea how much longer I want to play,” Iguodala told The New York Times. “I’m keeping it to myself, but it’s going to be soon. I can play four or five more years. But I won’t.”The 2015 Finals MVP is 35-years-old and has been to five championship series in his six seasons with Golden State. The defensive specialist has hit his fair share of big shots for the two-time defending champions in that span, and some believe his contributions are worthy of a Hall of Fame induction when he calls it quits. Related News Charles Barkley: Kevin Durant doesn’t have ‘the mental makeup’ to play for Knicks NBA trade rumors: Lakers, Knicks among teams expected to pursue Marcus Morriscenter_img Andre Iguodala knows how much longer he wants to play in the NBA.The Warriors forward said Tuesday that he doesn’t have “four or five more years” left in the league. “He chose us more than we chose him,” Warriors president of basketball operations Bob Myers said of Iguodala. “We obviously met with him and wanted him, but they hung in there with us. Andre had a vision for what we could be maybe before we even did and how he could fit with us. I always credit Andre for being somebody that believed in us even before we believed in ourselves.”This isn’t the first time Iguodala has hinted at his impending retirement. The 15-year pro said his “career is almost over” ahead of this year’s NBA Finals and was indecisive about what he’ll do when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2020.”I could sign a one-year deal if I want to,” Iguodala said. “That’s the beauty of sense of self.”last_img read more

Ballet Wichita performed ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on Saturday

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — The Ballet Wichita traveled to Wellington, Saturday evening to perform “Alice in Wonderland” to a crowd of Wellington people as part of the “Fall Ballet in the Park.”  The event was preceded by a tea party sponsored by No. 7 Coffee Shop. For all the pictures of the event, click here. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more