Police investigating shooting on Baldwin Street

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge has confirmed with 12 News that two shots were fired on Baldwin Street around noon Saturday. The police chief says no one was hurt or arrested in the shooting, The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.center_img Dodge could not confirm anymore information.last_img

‘I acted like a fool’ – Neymar rues Marseille red card

first_imgNeymar admitted he “acted like a fool” following his red card against Marseille but called on football officials to do more to combat discrimination after accusing Spanish defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism. The Brazil forward was one of five players sent off after a mass brawl at the end of PSG’s 1-0 loss in Ligue 1 on Sunday, and later claimed Gonzalez had called him a “monkey” in a series of furious tweets.Advertisement PSG have stood by the world’s most expensive player, saying the club “strongly supports” him, but Neymar conceded he would accept his punishment which is expected to be revealed by the French league’s disciplinary commission on Wednesday.“Yesterday I revolted. I was punished with red because I wanted to hit someone who offended me,” Neymar said in a lengthy Instagram post Monday.“I thought I could not leave without doing something because I realised that those in charge would not do anything, did not notice or ignored the fact.” Loading… Read Also: Chelsea goalkeeper Arrizabalaga impresses Lampard“Racism exists. It exists, but we have to stop it. No more. Enough!”“The guy was a fool. I also acted like a fool for letting me get involved in that,” he added.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Neymar was dismissed for slapping Gonzalez on the back of the head, with team-mates Layvin Kurzawa and Leandro Paredes also sent off, as well as Marseille’s Dario Benedetto and Jordan Amavi.“In our sport, aggressions, insults, swearing are part of the game, of the dispute. You can’t be affectionate. I understand this guy partly, all is part of the game, but racism and intolerance are unacceptable,” Neymar continued.“Should I have ignored it? I don’t know yet… Today, with a cool head, I say yes, but in due course, my companions and I asked the referees for help and we were ignored.“I accept my punishment because I should have followed the path of clean football. I hope, on the other hand, that the offender will also be punished. Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetFascinating Ceilings From Different Countries8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthAwesome And Unusual Staircases From All Over The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!last_img read more

St. Nicholas students produce award winning video (link attached)

first_imgSunman, In. — Third-graders at St. Nicholas School recently finished in the top five in a video contest presented by the Institute for Quality Education as part of National School Choice Week.The theme of the two-minute video was to layout the top reasons to attend St. Nicholas School. Their 3 top reasons were third, Friends, second Academics, and the number 1 reason was Faith.Out of more than 200 entries, the class of Mrs. Mary Jo Reer finished in the top five of the competition.Here is a link to the video.last_img

Pharoah’s Weekend Morning Workouts a Hit

first_imgOCEANPORT, August 6 – Vincent Carlesimo, who was up early last Friday, looked across the racetrack, listening to the roar of the crowd and excitement that was running like electricity through Monmouth Park.“You asked how big is it. Do you hear that?” he asked. “This is the biggest thing to happen in horse racing in New Jersey. This is huge.”Carlesimo, a resident of Wall, who is part owner of his own thoroughbred racehorse, Gorgeous Sunrise, joined his co-owner, Manchester resident Anthony Petrocelli, along with an estimated 5,000 race fans starting at about 7 a.m. last Friday to witness the exercise session for Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah prior to the horse’s win on Sunday, taking Monmouth Park’s William Hill Haskell Invitational and its record $1.75 million purse.Rumson’s Lisa Wilson did the “Dawn Patrol,” as the track calls it, on Saturday and was duly impressed, by it all. “To be able to just drive up, park and be able to walk in for free and watch horses exercise it’s fantastic,” she said. “And to see American Pharoah was wonderful.”Wilson, like many others, offered her appreciation of the park as well: “It’s just a beautiful place and I’m grateful it’s still here and operational. It’s just a wonderful thing to have in the area.”Petrocelli saw the attention the champion 3 year-old thoroughbred was garnering in his stay at Monmouth Park and believed it could only help the racetrack, which has been struggling in recent years. “This will expose people to Monmouth Park who might not normally come,” he believed.“Hopefully, it’ll motivate politicians to do what needs to be done to save horse racing,” Carlesimo said. He was referring to the push by horseracing proponents and especially Monmouth Park supporters to get legislation passed that would meet federal court muster to allow for sports gambling at tracks as well as at casinos. Proponents believe the addition al revenue stream would mean life’s blood for tracks. And that influx would allow Monmouth Park operators to move forward with an ambitious plan that would hopefully make the park a year-round family destination.American Pharoah took his early morning run, twice around the length of the track and there was a palpable sense of excitement among track denizens and the merely curious.“He’s a rock star,” said Carlesimo, who watched the exercise session from the prime vantage point of a small viewing section by the stables. And only at a racetrack could the public get as close to the world-class sport’s super star, he stressed. “How close can you get to Derek Jeter?” he asked.Mark Rubenstein, a former horse owner, said, “This is the moment you look for, a once in-a-lifetime experience.”Rubenstein also was impressed by the crowd on hand. “That’s a good crowd for a Friday race day,” to say nothing of 7:30 a.m., he observed.“I can now say I saw a Triple Crown winner,” said Brandon Iribarne, a 22-year-old Long Branch resident who works as a “hot walker,” cooling the horses down after a run, and as a exercise rider. Having such a name entity here, “It’s good for the sport; it’s good for the track,” Iribarne maintained.“Just seeing him gives me goose bumps,” acknowledged Al DeVito, a former horse owner. “Amazing.”“It’s a real big deal. It hasn’t happened before,” what was going on at Monmouth Park, said a security guard, who asked not be identified because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.By that he meant no New Jersey track has had a winner of the coveted Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes) appear before.Prior to the first race post time, track attendees at about 12:50 p.m. had another chance to see American Pharoah, as he was paraded through the paddock area.Standing in the hot sun, pressed against the paddock’s fence, Highlands resident Alexis Rogel said, “It’s worth it.“To be so close and not come,” said Rogel, who was celebrating her birthday, “shame on you,” to miss it.American Pharoah’s assistant trainer, Jimmy Barnes said the horse would have a light workout on Saturday and then rest for much of the day for Sunday’s race.American Pharoah won a comfortable victory over a field of six others at about 6 p.m. Sunday.The Haskell would be one of the horse’s final races. In the coming months, American Pharoah would run in possibly up to three more contests – including this year’s Breeder’s Cup – and then “he’ll definitely retire this year,” Barnes said.last_img read more