Facebook post causes stir in Columbus

first_imgColumbus, IN—A social media post from a resident in Columbus has several residents in the city in an uproar.According to the Columbus Police Department, There is a social media post being shared online in regards to an abduction or kidnapping of a little girl in Columbus on Wednesday. They say this information is false.  There have been no reported child abductions in Columbus according to the police department.CPD was investigating a report of a domestic disturbance/battery between two adults involving a red van or SUV in the parking lot of Captain D’s on National Road and a second location earlier today. However, this case did not involve a child.The person that made the original post has gone on to say that it’s not a false post. This person goes on to say her original post states that her daughter and friends never made a claim to seeing the girl/female in question that was screaming for help.  She alleges that they didn’t assume it was a youth until one of the kids in the group that witnessed the ordeal received a call back from dispatch that allege the caller told them there was a report of a little girl being put in a similar ran earlier that morning.The police department does ask that anyone with information in regards to the reported incident is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. Tips and information can be left anonymously.last_img read more

Swans ready to support Montero

first_img Press Association “We could have won here in our first season (in the Premier League) and they were holding on. “Yes we can get three points against them, but they’ll be thinking the same.” The game pits Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ben Davies against their former clubs with Swansea having had by far the best so far from a summer swap deal which also saw Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm move to Tottenham. Icelandic international Sigurdsson has scored twice and had eight assists in the Premier League this season – second only to Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas – since rejoining Swansea for a second spell, while Wales defender Davies has just recently broken into the Spurs first-team and Vorm is very much understudy to the France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at White Hart Lane. “People talk in hindsight about the deal, but I just felt we needed the attacking player like Gylfi,” said Monk. “In terms of losing Ben, it was the risk of losing someone at that position to gain someone in the attacking position. “It’s proved a good decision but it wasn’t about who was getting the better of the deal. “What we’re seeing from Gylfi is the reason I wanted him. I knew him and he’s come back a better player. “When I knew I had the chance (to sign him) I pushed for it and this is the reason why, he’s effective in the position he plays and his contribution has been fantastic. “I don’t think he hold grudges against Tottenham, he loved the club and had a fantastic time. “Yes, he wanted to play more than he did but he developed at Tottenham as a player. “Maybe he has the motivation to prove people wrong and show them what he can do and, hopefully, we can see it more from Gylfi and on the weekend.” Swansea could certainly do with a lift after being bullied by Andy Carroll and company at West Ham, surrendering a lead once again to slip to eighth spot, where they are one point and two places better off than Tottenham. Monk’s men have now lost a league-high 16 points from winning positions but the manager says there are mitigating circumstances in that damaging statistic. “It’s a valid question to a point but a lot of situations that happen in games are not always in your control, so the total is a bit misleading,” said Monk. “At certain times we can manage the games better and come away with more points but we’re still in a good position. “We’ve not been outside the top eight so far and that shows we’re doing things right. “It’s the first time last week where we didn’t warrant any points because other games where we’ve dropped points we’ve deserved more. “It’s not something that’s playing on our minds but we spoke quite honestly after the West Ham game that we weren’t at the standards we’ve set. “We didn’t reach them so we’ve got to put to bed a performance that we weren’t happy with.” “The club’s not had any contacts from any authorities whatsoever and I’m not sure how much truth is in that (story),” Monk said. “But if it is and the right authorities get in touch with us then we’ll deal with that when it comes. “At this moment in time have had no contact and it’s not alarming because I’m not sure of the details. “With a situation like that it’s not necessarily them (the players) involved. I’ve seen it before where they might want to speak to the whole team involved in a game – players, staff, management – at that time whatever it is.” Swansea seek to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat at West Ham at home to Tottenham on Sunday – a club they have not beaten in six Barclays Premier League attempts. Indeed, Swansea have lost five of those games but Monk says he does not see the visit of Mauricio Pochettino’s side as a psychological hurdle. “They’re not a bogey side, they’re a good team,” Monk said. “When you play against teams with that kind of power it will always be difficult. The 25-year-old summer signing from Morelia was on loan at Levante three years ago and their 2-1 defeat to Real Zaragoza on the final day of the 2010-11 Primera Division season is currently facing scrutiny from Spanish prosecutors. The winger could be interviewed as a witness as one of the players who played in that match. Swansea manager Garry Monk says the Barclays Premier League club will comply with any Spanish match-fixing investigation which could involve their Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero.last_img read more

Trojans split first two games of Maui Invitational

first_imgThe Trojans split their first two games in the Maui Invitational this week, as they were routed 94-64 by Illinois on Monday night before bouncing back on Tuesday with a 59-53 overtime victory over Texas to advance to the tournament’s fifth-place game against Marquette.By no means did the Trojans (3-1) play a game of offensive firepower with the Longhorns (2-2), who had suffered a shocking upset to Division II Chaminade on Monday. Both teams combined to shoot under 36 percent in a sloppy, defensive-minded game.Junior guard JT Terrell made all four of his free-throws in the last 20 seconds of overtime to seal the victory. With 18 seconds left in regulation, Terrell had taken a pass from sophomore center Dewayne Dedmon in transition and slammed down an uncontested dunk to tie it up at 47 and sent it into extra time.Senior forward Eric Wise led the Trojans with 13 points, and senior point guard Jio Fontan scored 10 of his 11 points in the second half to keep USC afloat.The game had 12 ties and nine lead changes, and neither team led by more than three points in the second half.USC finally pulled away with 1:27 left in overtime after Dedmon made a layup while being fouled, then sank the ensuing free throw to put the Trojans up 54-51.In a game that featured two teams having off nights on offense, that was enough separation as Terrell iced the game from the charity stripe.Texas was held without a field goal for the first six minutes of the game, and the Trojans missed nine shots in a row during one stretch in the second half.It must’ve been a relief for USC to face a cold-shooting Longhorns squad after running into an offensive buzz saw in Illinois (4-0) the previous night.USC’s quarterfinal match was never really close — the Trojans were down 9-8 with 14:47 remaining in the first half, and it was all downhill from there.Illinois outscored USC 48-18 from that point into the halftime break, and cruised to an easy win. The Trojans actually outscored the Fighting Illini by one in the second half, but it wasn’t nearly enough to bring them back into the game.Illinois’ 94 points was more than the Trojans allowed in any game last season — in fact, it was the most points scored by a USC opponent since a season-opening loss to Mercer in 2007.The Fighting Illini knocked down eight 3-pointers in the first half alone, and finished the game 13 for 29 (45 percent) from long range. They also dominated USC on the boards, accumulating 39 rebounds compared to 18 for the Trojans.Senior guard Brandon Paul led the offensive attack for the Fighting Illini, knocking down six 3-pointers on his own to finish with 26 points and six rebounds.Three Trojans hit double figures scoring — Wise led the team with 13 points and four rebounds, Terrell had 11 points but on an inefficient 5-14 shooting and Fontan had 10 on an equally disappointing 2-8 from the floor.USC will now face Marquette (3-1) in the fifth-place game of the tournament at 2 p.m. PT. The Golden Eagles lost 72-71 on a buzzer-beater against Butler in the first round on Monday before routing Mississippi State 89-62 on Tuesday.last_img read more