Police action shooting reported in Shelby County

first_imgShelby County, In. — The Indiana State Police have been called to investigate a police action shooting by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Friday when deputies attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Jordan Smith, 26, of Indianapolis, near I-74 and Walnut Street. A pursuit ensued that ended with gunfire near Shelby County Roads 700 West and 800 North. Smith was wounded in the incident and transported to an Indianapolis hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Indiana State Police detectives are analyzing evidence from the scene and interviewing witnesses. The Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office is working state police.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Kay starts history-making night with win in Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour

first_imgSetting the stage for a history-making night, Justin Kay won Tuesday’s Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature for IMCA Modifieds at West Liberty Raceway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 13) – A driver best known for his IMCA Late Model prowess contin­ued his run of success in a sanctioned Modified Tuesday night.Justin Kay held off challenges from Cayden Carter and Joel Rust in winning the Arnold Motor Sup­ply Hawkeye Dirt Tour main event at West Liberty Raceway. The victory paid $1,000 and came just before he completed the unique sweep by winning the Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model nightcap.Carter, another two-division star, finished as the runner-up while Rust was third. Kurt Kile and new tour point leader Kelly Shryock completed the top five.“There’s no replacement for being out there and having a lot of laps. A lot of it is knowing what line to run and track conditions,” said Kay, who became a seven-time Deery winner at West Lib­erty in final race of the night. “The Modified guys were right behind me. Running, and winning two features wasn’t something I could have done without my crew guys. They were awesome.”Kay was pursued early first by Marshalltown tour winner Todd Shute and then by Richie Gustin. Carter closed to third before back-to-back cautions on laps nine and 10.Carter was up to second before the 30-lapper reached midway and within a carlength of the leader not long after. A slide job put Carter ahead briefly on lap 18 before Kay went low to get the front spot back on the same set of turnsThe last yellow of the night waved with six laps left as the frontrunners navigated traffic. Gustin fell off the pace but neither Carter nor Rust could shake Kay from the lead before the checkers.The win was the HDT career third for Kay, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Hancock County Speedway’s Tuesday, June 27 Salute to Veterans special is next on the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour schedule. The main event at Britt pays $3,000 to win.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 3. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 4. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Larry Herring, Lone Tree; 7. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 8. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 9. Colby Springsteen, Wapello; 10. David Brown, Kellogg; 11. Derek Walker, Riverside; 12. Eric Barnes, Colona, Ill.; 13. Brett Moffitt, Mooresville, N.C.; 14. Jerry Luloff, Independence; 15. Jordan Walker, Cedar Rapids; 16. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 17. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 18. Steve Stewart, Burlington; 19. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 20. Matt Bodman, Muscatine; 21. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth; 22. Dan Brockert, Grandview; 23. Dan Helm, Sher­rard, Ill.; 24. Chris Zogg, New Liberty.1st heat – 1. Carter; 2. Shute; 3. Derrick Stewart; 4. Herring; 5. Bodman; 6. Walker; 7. Luloff; 8. Zogg.2nd heat – 1. Barnes; 2. Shryock; 3. Rust; 4. Gustin; 5. Kyle Brown; 6. David Brown; 7. Sobbing; 8. Moffitt.3rd heat – 1. Kile; 2. Murray; 3. Springsteen; 4. Kay; 5. Brockert; 6. Steve Stewart; 7. Walker; 8. Helm.last_img read more

STDs at record high indicating urgent need for prevention

first_imgMore than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the USA in 2016. This is the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The majority of these new diagnoses (1.6 million) were cases of chlamydia. There were also 470,000 gonorrhea cases and almost 28,000 cases of primary and secondary syphilis – the most infectious stages of the disease. While all three of these STDs can be cured with antibiotics, if left undiagnosed and untreated, they can have serious health consequences, including infertility, life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth in infants, and increased risk for HIV transmission.“Increases in STDs are a clear warning of a growing threat,” said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. “STDs are a persistent enemy, growing in number, and outpacing our ability to respond.”impact growing in women, infants, and gay and bisexual menWhile young women continue to bear the greatest burden of chlamydia (nearly half of all diagnosed infections), surges in syphilis and gonorrhea are increasingly affecting new populations.Syphilis rates increased by nearly 18 percent overall from 2015 to 2016. The majority of these cases occur among men – especially gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). However, there was a 36 percent increase in rates of syphilis among women and a 28 percent increase in syphilis among newborns (congenital syphilis) during this period.More than 600 cases of congenital syphilis were reported in 2016, which has resulted in more than 40 deaths and severe health complications among newborns. The disease is preventable through routine screening and timely treatment for syphilis among pregnant women. “Every baby born with syphilis represents a tragic systems failure,” said Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention. “All it takes is a simple STD test and antibiotic treatment to prevent this enormous heartache and help assure a healthy start for the next generation of Americans.”The steepest increases in gonorrhea were seen among men (22 percent). Research suggests that a large share of new gonorrhea cases is occurring among MSM. These trends are particularly alarming based on the growing threat of drug resistance to the last remaining recommended gonorrhea treatment.MSM also bear a great syphilis burden. MSM make up a majority of syphilis cases, and half of MSM diagnosed with syphilis were also living with HIV – pointing to the need to integrate STD and HIV prevention and care services.Essential to confront most urgent threats, upgrade prevention infrastructureCDC uses STD surveillance data and other tools to detect and respond to these evolving threats and new challenges, directing resources where they can have the greatest impact. Targeted efforts include:Strengthening the congenital syphilis response with focused efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment of pregnant women and ensure prompt treatment of newborns at birth in the ten states hardest hit by congenital syphilis.Helping state and local health departments rapidly test for drug-resistant gonorrhea and quickly find and treat affected individuals.Assisting state health departments and health clinics integrate STD prevention into care for people living with HIV.The CDC provides support to state and local health departments for disease surveillance, disease investigation, and health promotion. CDC also issues and maintains testing and treatment guidelines for providers so individuals get the most effective care.Turning back the rise in STDs will require renewed commitment from all players, including:State and local health departments should refocus efforts on STD investigation and clinical service infrastructure for rapid detection and treatment for people living in areas hardest hit by the STD epidemic.Providers should make STD screening and timely treatment a standard part of medical care, especially for pregnant women and MSM. They should also try to seamlessly integrate STD screening and treatment into prenatal care and HIV prevention and care services.Everyone should talk openly about STDs, get tested regularly, and reduce risk by using condoms or practicing mutual monogamy if sexually active.“CDC uses its national-level intelligence to detect and respond to STD outbreaks while supporting the nation’s on-the-ground workers who are spending each day protecting communities from STDs,” Dr. Mermin stressed.last_img read more

Coutinho not good enough for Man Utd and bad fit at Arsenal, says Ferdinand

first_imgPHILIPPE COUTINHO is not good enough for Manchester United and would not fit in at Arsenal, according to Rio Ferdinand.But the former Red Devil thinks the playmaker would be a “great” signing for Tottenham.1 Philippe Coutinho is not good enough for Man Utd but would be great for Spurs, according to Rio FerdinandBarcelona are looking to sell the Brazilian – who they bought for £142million from Liverpool in 2018 – and a return to the Premier League seems on the cards.The midfielder is on loan at Bayern Munich, though the German champions are said to be uninterested in making the move permanent at the end of the season.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsArsenal, Spurs and United are said to be interested in bringing the 27-year-old back to England but Ferdinand thinks he would only suit the blue and white half of North London.Speaking in an Instagram Q and A on Monday, he said: “At Liverpool he was an amazing player, but since he left he hasn’t really done it.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATES“He struggled at Barcelona, struggled to fit in there and then he hasn’t done amazingly well at Bayern.“I think he is a great player, a huge talent, I think he needs saving.”Coming into the Premier League to the right team would be a saviour for him, he needs that.”Despite his recent struggles, Ferdinand thinks Coutinho would flourish again if he was playing under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners newsHe added: “I would have said Man Utd before Bruno Fernandes turned up, but not now. Would he improve Spurs?”Yes he would, 100 percent. People like Kane, Dele, Son etc. all feed off someone like him.“I think he would be a great addition to Spurs’ squad. Arsenal he would definitely improve them, but where does he play in their system?”They’ve got Ozil. I like Ozil if he is played well.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him“Barely any team can afford him where he would fit in. He wouldn’t fit into City, Liverpool, not any teams like that.“Would he be a good addition, yes? Not Man United though, and he played for Liverpool so it is a difficult one. The rivalry is mad.”Bayern paid Barca £7m to loan the ex-Anfield hero for the season and despite nine goals and eight assists in 32 appearances, theBundesliga champions are not willing to meet the £100m asking price to sign him.Inside Wayne and Coleen Rooney’s coronavirus lockdown as kids do home exerciselast_img read more

Leonora Diagnostic Centre to reopen on Monday

first_imgMinister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings conducted a site visit at the Leonora Treatment and Diagnostic Centre on Friday, to ensure the facility is ready for reopening on Monday.The health centre’s compound was submerged under at least 14 inches of water after high tides overtopped the seawall in some areas along the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) on March 2. This caused its temporary closure and relocation of services to the Den Amstel Health Centre, also known as the Mildred Cox-Younge Health Centre and the Guyana Sugar Company’s (GuySuCo) Dispensary at the Uitvlugt Community Centre.The cleaned Leonora Treatment and Diagnostic CentreAccording to Assistant Administrator of the Leonora Treatment and Diagnostic Centre, Kathleen Armstrong, ongoing works to repair the floors, evaluate the electrical equipment and appliances will be completed in time for the hospital’s staff to return and begin serving the members of the public on Monday.“At the pace that we are going to restore the functionality of the centre, it will surely be soon than later. The staff will be bringing back the equipment and appliances from Den Amstel Centre throughout the weekend and set it up to ensure that things go back normal,” Armstrong said.It was also highlighted by the assistant administrator that the hospital has limitations providing X-ray services since the machine is due for repairs.Minister Cummings stressed that the Ministry will be looking into providing the hospital with an X-ray machine as soon as possible. She also noted that the regional administration needs play its part in assisting to improve the facility’s services.Responding to the inquiry about safety measures to be taken by the hospital, should there be another occurrence of high tides, Armstrong explained that there will be drainage to provide relief to prevent flooding of the facility.last_img read more