Greensburg man arrested after physical altercation

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man was arrested after a physical domestic altercation.Police say, Bobby Lucas, 40, had battered a woman.According to police, when officers arrived, the victim was hiding in the house.Police say when Lucas made an attempt to re-enter the house, officers ordered him to stop.Lucas then began to yell at the officer.The officer pointed a Taser at Lucas, which calmed him down.According to police, when officers attempted to place Lucas in handcuffs, he attempted to pull away and began yelling again.Police say, when the victim exited the house, Lucas pushed officers in an attempt to get to her.Lucas was restrained and transported to the Decatur County Jail.Police say the saw signs of strangulation and scratches on her neck, as well as redness on her face.Lucas was arrested on charges of Domestic Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.last_img read more

Confederations Cup: Joachim Loew to rotate against Chile with 100th win in sight

first_imgGermany coach Joachim Loew has promised to rotate his players against Chile on Thursday in their second Confederations Cup Group B match, as he eyes his 100th victory in charge of the World Cup winners.Loew, who has 99 wins from 148 matches as Germany coach, said his side, who beat Australia 3-2 in their opener, should expect Chile to be a much tougher opponent than the Asian champions.”I stand by what I said that all my players will play,” Loew said in a news conference on Wednesday ahead of the game in Russia’s Kazan.”Not only the winning part is important. Joshua Kimmich, Jonas Hector, Shkodran Mustafi and Julian Draxler will play. But I also want changes. I want to see the other players.””I will not rotate on seven or eight positions but three or four are possible,” he said.Loew has left several key players, including Manuel Neuer Thomas Mueller and Mats Hummels at home to give them a longer summer break as he looks ahead to their World Cup title defence next year and he is eager to give younger players tournament experience.Among those set to start on Thursday will be keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Loew said. He will replace Bernd Leno who made several mistakes in their group opener, including gifting Australia their second goal after he spilled the ball in the box.”We have to be courageous and attack on the break with more players. Chile will most likely control possession. They are confident and play a good game. They have been playing together for years,” said Loew.advertisement”Tactically Chile are one of the best teams in the world. They are very versatile in their game and will be a big challenge for us.”last_img read more

Minister board urge BC school trustee to resign over LGBTQ remarks

first_imgCHILLIWACK, B.C. – British Columbia’s education minister is joining calls for a school board member to step down after the trustee said education policies aimed at supporting LGBTQ students amount to child abuse.The Chilliwack Board of Education passed a motion Thursday asking trustee Barry Neufeld to resign over the comments he made on Facebook, saying Neufeld has lost the confidence of the board and partners in learning.Education Minister Rob Fleming echoed the call Friday in a Facebook post, saying Neufeld’s comments were hurtful and offensive, and undermine the goals of the school board and the ministry.Neufeld declined comment on the board’s motion or Fleming’s remarks when reached by phone on Friday but the board’s statement says Neufeld has stated he intends to continue in the position.In October, Neufeld criticized proposed changes to the board’s Safe Schools Policy that align with the B.C. Human Rights Code ensuring all students are free of harassment, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.He later apologized for his comments in a statement, saying he believes in a safe learning environment, but added that educational resources should be reviewed by parents and teachers before they’re implemented.In an interview with The Canadian Press in October, Neufeld said he believes the district’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity program encourages children to question their biological gender and consider gender transition.“Throwing that out there for Grade 4 children to consider, to me, that is not wise and it infringes on the rights of parents to make these decisions,” he said.The Chilliwack Board of Education says in a statement that it has received many letters from parents, teachers and other groups who expressed concerns about the controversial comments and they wanted Neufeld to resign.Fleming said the controversy has undermined the school district’s ability to “focus on other goals for student success.”“While individuals are entitled to their opinions, Mr. Neufeld has jeopardized student safety, divided his school community, and acted against board and ministry policies,” he said in a statement.Fleming noted that an education minister does not have the authority to dismiss an individual trustee, but he does not believe that Neufeld should continue in his role.“It’s time for him to now do the right thing for the Chilliwack school community and step down,” the minister said.Neufeld has been a trustee for two decades.last_img read more