Updating Breaking News: 3 shots fired during robbery at Apopka Dunkin…

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 OMG my heart goes out to this poor lady employee as she must of been terrorized! It is getting to be like the wild wild west. I am thankful she was not hurt or killed, as well as no one else. Long ago we used to have a donut shop in town called Granny’s Donuts that was open all night long, right across in there south of Liggetts in that strip mall where there is a beauty salon now and a discount beverage store on the other end today. We also had a donut shop at Piedmont Plaza near where Hobby Lobby is today, but they were not open all night. Apopka Police did a great job apprehending this guy and hopefully they will find out the whereabouts of the other guy that got away. TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleSullivan having “coffee and conversation” this month at the UCF Apopka IncubatorNext articleGoodbye Summer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply What a joke…..they are now going to be “reforming” the juvenile justice system in Florida. Or in other words,” going marshmallow soft” on them. Saw this on Click Orlando at 4:30 pm today. It is called, get this…”.Project No No”……a guy connected with the justice story on tv said quote ” just because something is illegal doesn’t make it a crime”…….can you believe that? They don’t want their juvenile sweeties records to tarnish them for the rest of their lives…..????? This is the problem now, they get away with everything and think it is a big joke. What is wrong with these decision makers in Tallahassee? It must be some of those with that “alternate thinking” that is plaguing our nation. I can just picture this little 2 year old toddler wanting a candy bar and Mommy saying” No No.”…..only thing is, these are much older, slicker, dangerous “thugs” who will shoot you and terrorize you in a NY minute, and laugh about it! The decision makers are going in the wrong direction on this reform. Things are bad enough now! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Updating Breaking News:Apopka police have 18-year-old Apopka man in custodyFrom the Apopka Police Department Public Information OfficeShots rang out at the Apopka Dunkin Donuts on Main Street this morning during an attempted armed robbery according to the Apopka Police Department.Robby G. Whittaker, 18 of Apopka, was arrested and charged with Attempted Homicide, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, and Use of a Firearm during a Felony.Robby WhitakerToday at 5:04 a.m., The Apopka Police Department responded to 212 East Main Street, Dunkin Donuts, for an Armed Robbery, shots fired call. Upon arrival, an employee stated as she arrived to work she was approached by a male holding a handgun. He told her not to say anything, at which time she began screaming, and the male opened fire on her, firing three shots, narrowly missing. The male then fled the area on foot southeast towards the next door Waffle House. The employee was able to retreat into the Dunkin Donuts while another employee called 911.Upon arrival, APD officers observed two males running away from the area, and began to pursue them. A perimeter was quickly established and Orange County Canine, as well as a CHASE helicopter, arrived to assist. The perimeter and Canine track yielded negative results.Approximately five minutes after the perimeter was broken down, an APD officer located a male matching the description of the suspect on the Apopka Bike Trail, just south of 8th Street (approximately three blocks south of the scene). The suspect identified himself as Robby Whittaker Jr. and was in possession of a concealed firearm. After a positive identification by the employee at Dunkin Donuts, Whittaker was arrested.Whittaker has been transported to the Orange County Jail. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 August 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm August 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm 2 COMMENTS Reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Jamestown Justice Coalition Calls Red Raider Name “A Mockery”

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),The evidence that these nicknames harm children and Native people is overwhelming. Changing the name now would be a relatively simple decision with very little downside.,Excuse me??? My name is Lorisanet Torres Marrero and im a PROUD STUDENT of JHS !!! This whole article is just dumb as hell and we take pride on out mascot and logo!!!! If you wanna change its name then you are going to have to face the proud students of this school including me!!! You are messing with the wrong raider family!!! And of course the BLM stuff is happening rn but targetting a school for being proud of who they are? Cmon!! Get a brain! JAMESTOWN — A local civil rights group is calling on the Jamestown School District to change the name of the Jamestown High School Red Raiders, calling the name “white appropriated Native American imagery,” and claimed the schools are making a mockery of native culture.“White-appropriated Native American imagery has no place in education or athletics. The Jamestown Justice Coalition agrees with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and fellow Jamestown residents of good conscience that there is no place for mascots, imagery, logos or nicknames employing Native American stereotypes in the Jamestown Public School system,” the coalition said in an issued statement. “We therefore respectfully request that the Jamestown Board of Education immediately retire the “Red Raiders” name and all associated imagery and create an inclusive process to generate a new nickname for JPS athletic teams.”The group went on to say this is not just a local issue, but one nationally impacting.“Across the United States, Native American iconography has been appropriated by predominately white school districts in the form of tomahawks, war bonnets, tipis, and feathers. According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) there are 567 recognized Tribal entities across the U.S.–567 unique groups with different traditions, rich histories, and lived experiences. When we distill their cultural intricacies into a single image like a feather, or a tomahawk, we’ve objectified and marginalized all Native people. Jamestown is one of many school systems still using these racist symbols, but we must not be the last.,” they said. The statement went on to say white people “have for decades made the same, shallow arguments against changing these nicknames or logos, often that we are “honoring” Native people. We do not honor anyone by reducing them to a stereotype of a culture we can’t be bothered to understand.”“Jamestown Public Schools makes a mockery of Native American culture, traditions, history, and religion by portraying Native Americans through these degrading white stereotypes. Simply put, when we refer to Native people as “Red Raiders,” we are ridiculing them. We are actively contributing to an atmosphere of lowered expectations which teach all children Native Americans are an inferior people.”Schools are expected to elevate community ideals, the Coalition said.“What does this nickname convey to students? We expect our schools to elevate the ideals of our community, in addition to educating all our children in core subjects. We include theatre and music programs, organized clubs, and athletics, all of which promote individual growth as children learn teamwork, self-respect, and personal responsibility. These are noble pursuits that enhance our communities in meaningful ways. Tainting them with racist nicknames and logos degrades the efforts of so many excellent educators and school leaders.”Coalition members are reaching out to school board officials and area residents to change the name and logo.“Changing a nickname will never erase Jamestown’s proud history of athletic accomplishments anymore than it will erase racism from our community. Alumni should still be just as proud of Jamestown and their teams’ accomplishments. Our community will still have work to do to address systemic racism beyond this single issue.”“The Jamestown Board of Education has the power to change this with a single vote. For those who wish to keep the name despite student discomfort, who have heard the accusations of racism and ignored reality, who think being silent will make this discomfort go away, the times have found you.”last_img read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Eden, North Carolina

first_imgThe town of Eden, North Carolina is home to 14,500 residents, two gently flowing waterways, and three distinct downtown areas. The rivers are the Dan and the Smith and they flow directly through the center of town, giving Eden its nickname — ‘The Land of Two Rivers.’In addition to paddling the Dan or floating the Smith, outdoor enthusiasts in Eden can be found camping or angling at Belews Lake, boating at Lake Reidsville, or road biking along the scenic Rockingham County bike route.Cudas_IB_0814_2Did you know? This September will mark Eden’s 11th annual RiverFest, a two-day celebration of the town’s art, history, and river heritage. This years RiverFest will boast numerous attractions including two live music venues, a BMX stunt show, and a5k run/walk.Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!last_img read more

North Macedonia reach Euro 2020 – first major tournament in 27-year history | Football News

first_imgEljif Elmas broke down the left and slipped the ball to Ilija Nestorovski inside the penalty area and he found Pandev, who beat Giorgi Loria for his 36th international goal.The former Yugoslav republic will face Austria and Ukraine in Bucharest in Group C before taking on the top-seeded Netherlands in Amsterdam.Currently No. 65 in FIFA’s world rankings, North Macedonia will be the biggest outsider at Euro 2020 and the second newcomer, joining Finland.- Advertisement – The game was perhaps the biggest in the history of two young soccer nations, but no fans were allowed into the 54,000-seater national stadium in Tbilisi because of coronavirus restrictions in Georgia.With so much at stake, the match was predictably cagey and it took 28 minutes before either goalkeeper had to make a save when Georgian playmaker Tornike Okriashvili tested Stole Dimitrievski with a long-range shot.There were 29 fouls in a stop-start match and only four shots on target but the neatly-worked winning goal was in contrast to the general scrappiness.- Advertisement – Veteran forward Goran Pandev scored the decisive goal to send North Macedonia to Euro 2020 – the major tournament in their 27-year history. The 37-year-old – North Macedonia’s most capped player and all-time leading scorer – flicked the ball home in the 56th minute to see off Georgia in Thursday’s play-off final.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

IFC, DPS increase security

first_imgThe 2013 executive board for the Interfraternity Council, elected November 2012, has focused its efforts on increasing safety on The Row this semester by collaborating with the Dept. of Public Safety and working more closely with the Los Angeles Police Department.Safety · A Dept. of Public Safety outpost, located on University Avenue near The Row, overlooks an area heavy with student foot traffic. – Lauren Wong | Daily Trojan “One of the main responsibilities of my job, if not the top responsibility, is ensuring safety on The Row,” IFC President Ofek Lavian said. “All the other things that we do come only after safety.”As a result of new policies this semester, the number of  alcohol-related incidents has been significantly reduced. Though there were 86 recorded alcohol-related transports to the hospital last semester prior to the new policies, only 40 alcohol-related transports were reported this semester.“This semester, the number of [ambulance] transports has been lower on The Row than off The Row for the first time in a really long time,” Lavian said.Though the university itself is always concerned with students safety, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Denzil Suite applauded the new efforts, saying “IFC has really taken the lead on safety precautions.”Since his election, Lavian and his executive board have instituted a number of new policies aimed at increasing security.Houses are now encouraged to notify IFC of all social functions beforehand so that it can be prepared for any security issues that might arise.In conjunction with these new policies, IFC board members and the presidents and risk managers of each house that plans to have events during the next week meet every Thursday with the DPS officers that will be on duty.“We have officers that volunteer to be Greek liaisons and meet regularly with IFC to discuss safety concerns on the Row,” DPS Captain David Carlisle said.Lavian said enhanced communication with DPS and LAPD has been essential to implementing the new policies.“We can contact [DPS Captain Steve Alegre] whenever there’s something urgent,” Lavian said, “We also notify him whenever something is going well and discuss ways to prevent issues later on.”Lavian and his board have also increased the expectations for chapter risk managers. This semester, risk managers in each house were required to go through training with DPS officers. In addition, an official IFC board position called the director of risk management was added to oversee safety precautions.Lavian said all of these safety precautions have been part of IFC’s long-term goal of taking more responsibility for security on The Row.“We want to be a self-governing unit so that we are able to be the most successful and effective Greek system we can be,” said IFC Vice President of Communications Tanner Sandoval. “We are all very capable individuals, and we should not have to put extra stress on the university.”Lavian said he hopes to develop a program with the LAPD that would allow students to call ambulances anonymously if a safety issue arises at an event.“As of now, if there’s an alcohol-related transport, the house [where it occurred] can get in trouble for it,” Lavian said.According to Levian,  fear of getting in trouble often prevents people from calling an ambulance in a dangerous situation.“I think that is very immoral — and downright disgusting — because it is essentially de-incentivizing the houses to do the right thing.”Lavian said he hopes that he can work with the university, DPS and the Los Angeles Fire Department to address this issue by the end of his presidency in December.Looking forward, Lavian said the IFC’s executive board aims to allow houses to register events through IFC, rather than through the university.Suite said the university is ultimately encouraging IFC to become more autonomous and responsible for safety issues on The Row.“For any new policy we would need to see a specific proposal,” Suite said. “The goal is always to have individuals and chapters take responsibility for their own events.”last_img read more