Grandmother dies protecting grandson

A 73-year-old woman lost her life protecting her grandson during a severe thunderstorm that caused heavy damage in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Isabel Atencio’s mobile home was completely overturned under the force of the winds.

The firefighters found the grandmother under the debris. She was still hugging the 4-year-old boy. He had only minor injuries.

Unconscious, she was taken to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

“She was protecting him, like she had always promised she would. She promised that she would give her life for him and she did it, ”said her baby girl Kaylee Shaw.




This date in the history of the NCAA tournament for Indiana Hoosiers

March 17, 2000: Brandon Armstrong scored 22 points to bring Pepperdine to the eleventh seed to an Indiana seed upset 77-57. 6 in a first round match at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York.

The Waves made a 45-27 lead in the interval and beat the Hoosiers victory in what would be Bob Knight’s last game on the IU bench. He was fired in September of that year after violating the “zero tolerance” policy defined by the school president Myles Brand.

Kyle Hornsby scored a high 15 points on the bench for the Hoosiers, who finished their 20-9 season and failed to reach the second weekend of the tournament for the sixth consecutive year.

Other memorable UI games on this date …

March 17, 2007: Second-seed UCLA beat IU 54-49 in the seventh semifinal in a second-round match in Sacramento, California. Darren Collison scored 15 points to give the Bruins a rhythm while Earl Calloway and D.J. White scored 12 points each for the Hoosiers, who ended their first season under Kelvin Sampson with a 21-11 record.

March 17, 1989: Second-seed Indiana passed the 15th seed George Mason 99-85 in a first-round match in Tucson, Arizona. Eric Anderson scored 15 points to score a huge double-digit seven for the Hoosiers, who built a 56-27 lead in the interval and rolled from there.

March 17, 1984: The IU with the fourth seed beat Richmond 75-67 with the 12th seed in a game of the second round in Charlotte, the freshman N.C. Steve Alford made 22 points while Uwe Blab added 14 and 7 rebounds for the Hoosiers. Kelvin Johnson scored 27 points in the standings for the Spiders, who in the first round had upset Auburn and Charles Barkley (23 points, 17 rebounds). Richmond, however, will take revenge four years and a day later, when troubling defending champion Hoosiers 72-69 in the first round.

March 17, 1973: Indiana overtook Kentucky 72-65 in the Mideast Regional final in Nashville. Steve Downing (23 points, 13 rebounds) and Quinn Buckner (16 points, 11 rebounds) both had doubles to help the Hoosiers in their first four finals under Knight, who was in his second season. Silver Creek graduate Steve Green added 14 points to IU, which scored a 45-32 lead in the first half. Jim Andrews scored 23 points to lead the Wildcats.

March 17, 1953: The IU passed the LSU 80-67 in the national semifinals (e.g. the Final Four) in Kansas City. Don Schlundt scored 29 points while team Bobby “Slick” Leonard added 22 for the Hoosiers, who racked up a 49-41 lead in the interval. Bob Pettit had a double double (29 points, 15 rebounds) in a losing effort for the Tigers.



On Monday, young infielder Clay Woeste was named River States Conference Player of the Week.

Lawrenceburg High School graduate hit .583 with four extra base hits and eight RBI in a pair of Grenadiers last week. He also scored four points and posted a slowdown percentage of 1,250.

Woeste went 4-for-6 with a double, two home runs and five RBI in a 14-8 victory over visiting Aquinas (Michigan) last Monday. Two days later, he was 3-for-6 with a double in the 11-7 IU Southeast win in Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).

The Grenadiers ended their 18-1 season and were ranked at no. 12 in the nation.




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16:00, TNT – UEFA Champions League: Manchester City vs Real Madrid

19:50, FS2 – CONCACAF Champions League: CD Olimpia vs Montreal

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16:00, TNT – UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs. Naples

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22:30, FS1 – CONCACAF Champions League: Cruz Azul vs Los Angeles FC



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Coronavirus deaths increase to 19 in the United States

There are more than 370 cases reported, 21 of them on a cruise off the coast of California

Coronavirus deaths increase to 19 in the United States

The almost empty John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in NY shows the impact of flight cancellations by the coronavirus.

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MIAMI – The new coronavirus COVID-19 continues its spread in U.S, where this Saturday already 19 dead people by this disease and more than 370 cases are counted, 21 of them on a cruise that stays at sea in front of the San Francisco Bay (California) with at least 3,500 people on board.

The Washington Department of Health announced today 16 deaths due to this disease, 15 of them in King County, the most populous and which records 71 ​​cases out of the total of 102 that are counted in this northwestern state, the one with the most contagions in the country, followed by California with almost 70 cases.

The others killed by the coronavirus in the US are registered in California, with a death, and in Florida, whose authorities reported Friday night of two deaths from this disease, two adults over 70 years of age who contracted the virus after traveling abroad and who constitute the first fatalities on the east coast of the country.

The health authorities of this state indicated that the deceased resided on the west coast of Florida, in Santa Rosa and Lee counties, and that positive cases already add up to 14, five of them repatriated from abroad.

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the state of emergency on Saturday in this region to cope with the expansion of the coronavirus, which it already affects 76 people, ten of whom are hospitalized.

Cuomo announced the ban on visiting senior centers in the municipality of New Rochelle, located in Westchester County, north of New York City, and the place where the largest number of cases have been recorded.

The Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains today the number of 213 cases, but National media such as the New York Times or the CNN network account for between 370 and 400, in an accounting in which in addition to the CDC figures, they add the data distributed by the different state governments.

States like Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indiana and Nebraska have reported their first cases of infected in the last 24 hours.

And although that number continues to increase, the vice president Mike Pence, who leads the Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis, said today from South Florida that The spread of the virus remains low.

While the risk to the average American of contracting the coronavirus remains low, it is essential that we find ways to mitigate that risk to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, ”said Pence after a meeting with port managers and executives of cruise companies, affected by This global epidemic.

The vice president said his meeting at the port of Fort Lauderdale was to coordinate actions between the cruise industry, federal health agencies and port authorities to provide “passengers, communities and the country with safety and health.”

Adam Goldstein, global president of the International Association of Cruise Lines, noted the “commitment” of this industry to work “in close collaboration” with the Government to “go beyond” the prevention measures currently being implemented on board .

21 patients on a sea cruise

Precisely, the Grand Princess cruise, owned by the Carnival Corporation, remains this Saturday in Pacific waters about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the port of San Francisco, in northern California, after 21 coronavirus detection tests, two of them in passengers, tested positive.

Pence said today that efforts are being made so that the cruise can dock during this weekend in a non-commercial port, possibly military, and disembark the almost 2,500 passengers so that they can spend the quarantine period on land.

It is expected that the more than 1,100 crew members of this vessel will remain on board, which well into the afternoon of Friday was supplied with gloves and masks.

This week, a 71-year-old man who had been on a previous cruise trip in February died of COVID-19 in Placer County, in California.

Through a statement, the Princess Cruises company reported today that a passenger of serious US nationality for a disease “not related to COVID-19” and his travel companion They were landed through a US Coast Guard ship.


Authority – NBC Los Angeles

A man who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country confessed to strangling two women in Indiana on the same night in October 1980, authorities said Friday.

Samuel Little, 79, confessed to killing Valeria Boyd, 18, and Mary Ann Porter, 31, both of Fort Wayne, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department said.

Investigators interviewed Little at the Wise County Confinement Facility in Decatur, Texas, after the FBI had advised the department of what it had said to a Texas Ranger in 2018.

Little said he collected both women in the same Fort Wayne area at different times on the same night in late October 1980. Little said he strangled both women while in his vehicle, then disposed of their bodies in areas. separate Allen rural county, said the department.

Boyd and Porter were dispersed by family members in late October 1980. Boyd’s body was found on November 4, 1980, in a field. Porter’s body was found on December 13, 1980, on a road.

Little is imprisoned in California, serving a life sentence.

Both investigations have been forwarded to Allen County Procuratorate.


The county seeks a special fee for the proposed Indianawashington visitor center

When it comes to building things like stadiums, Colosseums or convention centers, Indiana and many communities across the country have started adopting special fees that help pay for projects. Daviess County is watching it too.

“This is the big dream of financing a convention center or a reception room or a meeting place where we can have functions with large groups,” said Daviess County Tourism Commission President DeWayne Shake. “This is something we really miss now.”

In most communities, those special taxes take the form of taxes on food and drinks or on innkeepers in hotels, although some places have different names for those.

“I was traveling across the country and would be shocked by the amount of special taxes in the rooms,” said Daviess County Council President Kent Norris. “Many hotels would call it the stadium tax. That’s how they financed these things. In some cases, it would be up to 18-20 percent. “

There are currently 31 cities and counties in Indiana collecting taxes on food and drinks. Most of them account for 1%, although Orange County and Marion County have rates of 2%. In Daviess County, there is no tax on food and drink and there seems to be no plans to start one.

“I haven’t heard of anyone mentioning a food and drink tax,” said Shake.

And even if they did mention it, there seems to be little chance of it being implemented.

“This would greatly affect the local population,” said Norris. “People go out to eat here. At this point, I am not in favor of a tax on food and drink. “

However, the county has a 5% tax on innkeepers, which increases by about $ 33,000 a year to help promote travel and tourism in the county. Daviess County currently has just over 300 motels and hotel rooms which are full about 75% of the time. There were times, like when I-69 and Duke Power Plant were under construction, when the occupancy rate was even higher. The hotel business is currently booming with a 72-room Hampton Inn under construction on Washington’s south side. The $ 7.5 million project is slated to open later this year.

Over the past two years, local leaders have pushed to increase the fees of Daviess County inn holders from 5% to 7% with 2% more for building a local convention or visitor center.

“It’s amazing what a mere 2% would do with the dollars raised,” said Shake. “It adds up very quickly. It would be a very small increase, but what that small increase will probably mean is along the line of building a visitor center for Daviess County.”

While no one likes tax increases, officials point out that it is a tax that should have little or no impact on local residents.

“This will have no impact on the local population,” said Shake. “It’s the people who stay in our hotels who pay for this. They are the visitors to our community.”

“For the most part it has no impact on local residents,” added Norris. “It has an impact on contract construction workers from out of town who work at GPC or at power plants. The money would come mainly from people from out of town.”

The proposed increase was presented several times to county officials and each time they supported it. “All of our county officials have signed up,” said Shake. “We hit a state obstacle.”

About two thirds of Indiana counties have innkeeper fees. Most are at 5%, but the counties Allen, Marion, St. Joseph and Vigo are all higher.

This means that it can be raised, but so far state lawmakers will not support it for Daviess County. “No politician wants to be known to support a tax hike,” said Shake. “This must overcome the state and this is the obstacle we have to go through now. It is frustrating because it is something that really needs to be done. We have to find a way to get this two percent somehow. “

“It’s difficult for the state to get approvals for this, but we want to get it substantially on the state house agenda for approval and see if we can do it,” said Norris.

Multiple organizations, elected local officials and individuals have tried to convince the legislator to support the proposed increase and continued push. “Our new executive director Joe Morris has some good state-level contacts and this is one of his missions since he took up the position,” said Shake.

Leaders say everyday residents can make a difference in moving forward with the proposal. “I hope we can all push so hard to get through,” said Shake. “The best way to do this is to talk to your local state representatives and tell them how much it is needed and what it would mean for us.”

For Shake, the additional fee paid by visitors to help build a new convention or visitor center is something that should already happen.

“This is something we need,” he said. “Passing this is child’s play for me.”