PH’s COVID-19 figures ‘not so bad’ – Duterte

first_imgOn Thursday afternoon, the Department of Health reported 539 new cases the new highest single-day increase in coronavirus infection since March 31’s 538. The sudden surge in new cases was due increased capacity to validate more casesOverall, there are now 15,588 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, including 3,598 recoveries and 921 deaths. The country has a mortality rate of 5.91 percent, lower than the global average of 6.23 percent./PN “All in all, para sa akin hindi naman masama ito,” President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday night after he reported to the public the latest COVID-19 figures of the country. PCOO “Ang patay po is 921. So you would see that the Philippines has…ratio and proportion vis-a-vis with the population, we have a low rate of mortality here in this country,” he added. “All in all, para sa akin hindi naman masama ito.”Duterte is hopeful that a vaccine for the virus is to be invented soon as he said that China was coming up with a potential COVID-19 vaccine that could be available by September.“Just pray that the vaccine – ang target nila is September. September I think China will be able to distribute if I’m not mistaken. And the other countries are catching up. Every – everybody is at it so they are really trying their very best,” Duterte said. “Kaya lang itong China hindi ito hambog. Wala itong ere. But they – they, you know, they work and I’m very sure that they will be the first one – one of the countries that would be able to come up with a vaccine,” he added.Since a vaccine has yet to be developed, Duterte renewed his call to observe health and safety precautions such as wearing of face masks, physical distancing, and frequent washing of hands despite easing quarantine restrictions.center_img MANILA – The Philippines’ battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic seems to be heading on the right track. This was the assertion of President Rodrigo Duterte Thursday night after he reported to the public the latest COVID-19 figures of the country.last_img read more

State officials recommend hepatitis, other vaccines

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Since November 2017, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has been investigating an outbreak of acute hepatitis A virus (HAV). Cases have been infected with HAV strains genetically linked to outbreaks across the United States. Indiana has an average of 20 cases of hepatitis A per 12 month period.Indiana is one of 10 states experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak, and outbreak-related cases have been confirmed across the state. Information on other outbreaks can be accessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Transmission is presumed to occur person to person; no contaminated commercial food product has been identified. Based on CDC guidelines, populations who are homeless, transient, incarcerated or use illicit drugs and their close direct contacts are considered at increased risk of exposure to hepatitis A.To reduce the risk of hepatitis A transmission, people who have not received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine may ask their health care providers for protection. Additionally, always wash your hands with soap and water after going to the bathroom, after changing diapers and before preparing meals for yourself and others. Do not attend work or school if you are experiencing symptoms of hepatitis A, which include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, tiredness, stomach ache, fever, dark-colored (cola) urine, light-colored stool and jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes). Symptoms may take as many as 50 days from exposure to appear.As families prepare for the 2018-19 school year it’s important to check vaccination records. Recommended guidelines are here.last_img read more

Man Utd fans hammer  Solskjaer for not starting Ighalo against Chelsea

first_imgManchester United fans have lambasted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for using Nigeria star, Odion Ighalo, as a substitute in the Sunday’s FA Cup disaster against Chelsea. Ighalo was introduced in the second half, but he was unable to rescue Manchester United from going out of the FA Cup. Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Loading… Ighalo was surprisingly left out of the starting line up by Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after scoring three goals in two starts for the club in the competition. Solskjaer started with Marcus Rashford as the lone striker and it proved to be a tactical blunder by the Norwegian at the end as young England forward struggled on his own upfront. Ighalo later replaced the young English forward in the last few minutes of the game, but he unable to help rescue the team as Chelsea were already out of sight. Chelsea got their goals through Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, and Harry Maguire’s own goal, but United got their consolation from a penalty kick converted by Bruno Fernandes. It was a big heartbreak for Ighalo who has now missed out of a place in final with Watford and Manchester United respectively, despite coming so close. While reacting to the result on social media, Manchester United supporters faulted their manager for the result, some of them opined that he should have started the game with Odion Ighalo who has been prolific in the cup competitions. Meanwhile, the defeat is the first in 20 matches for Manchester United and they will be hoping to bounce back read also:FA Cup: Ighalo inspired by Wembley heartbreak when they host in from West Ham United on Wednesday in the premier league. The Red Devils will end their domestic campaign away to Leicester City on the 26th of July and then take on LASK in the Europa League on the 4th of August. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Naomi Barton-Hibbard

first_imgNaomi Barton-Hibbard, age 84 formerly of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, April 14 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg. She was born April 1, 1936 in Bryantsburg, IN to the late Carl Emerson and Anna Louise Housefield Farrell.Naomi had great faith and trust in the Lord. She shared Christ with others as a way of life. With this great loving spiritual strength, aside from raising her own children, she became a foster parent for 30 years, taking care of nearly 50 children. She simply loved babies and children!After her fostering career, she joined Life Time Resources of Dillsboro and delivered Meals on Wheels to many citizens in the surrounding areas. She never missed a day when she was to work, saying she “might be the only person these people would see that day,” and that was important to her!Over the years in the community, she attended area churches, Hope Baptist, Cedar Creek and Bethany Baptist were among them. Naomi was also a creator of poetry and songs that she would share with family and friends.Survivors include:Son: “Kebby” Kenneth Eadens of OsgoodFour daughters: Helen (Johnnie) Lohrum, Terri (Bill) Schuler, Sharon (Leonard) Huntington all three families of Osgood and Carlene (Chris) Getz of Milan.Three brothers: John Farrell of Rexville, Richard Farrell of Correct and David Farrell of Cross Plains.One sister: Viola Capel of Louisville.Surviving also are 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.Naomi was preceded in death by 2 children, John Steven and Thomas David Quillen, her husband, Homer Hibbard, 4 brothers, Chester, Henry, Jimmie and Donald Farrell, along with 2 sisters, Lula White and Goldenia Brock.Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:00 am at Shelby Cemetery near Versailles. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Wenger misery at not signing duo

first_img Press Association “One, I missed him when he played at Le Mans in France, not even in the top league. I knew there was a good player there and I missed him. “And secondly, because he hurt us so much in big games that all this pain would not have happened.” Asked his biggest near miss in the transfer market, Wenger said: “My biggest regret, I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo. “And not only did I not get him, but he signed for Manchester United. “That, of course, still hurts today.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rued missing out on signing Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in his career.center_img The Gunners boss endured nine years without a trophy before winning the FA Cup final in May, with Chelsea’s Drogba and Ronaldo of Manchester United contributing to the drought. “I would have loved to have managed Didier Drogba, for two reasons,” Wenger said, in a sponsor question and answer session. last_img read more

Hancock County teams qualify for state cross-country meet

first_imgBELFAST — The Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams all qualified for next weekend’s state cross-country meet at Saturday’s Northern Maine regional event.John Hassett finished first in the individual portion of the boys’ event with a time of 16 minutes, 19 seconds to lead GSA to a second-place finish overall in the team event. MDI finished third in Class B, and Ellsworth finished seventh.“This has been a very good year for Hancock County runners,” Ellsworth coach Louis Luchini said. “We’ve seen a lot of records set everywhere.”The MDI girls’ team won the Class B event, which Tia Tardy won with a time of 19:02. Ellsworth finished seventh in that event and made the cutoff by two sports. Eliza Broughton, Mary Richardson and Zeya Lorio helped GSA win the Class C team event by coming in second, third and fourth, respectively.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBelow is a list of both the top-10 individual finishers and all qualifying team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.Boys’ individual, Class BNicholas Dall, Waterville, 16 minutes, 26 secondsCaleb Love-Webb, Camden Hills, 16:47Trevor Iltis, Camden Hills, 17:05Evan Desmond, Caribou, 17:37Nick Reznick, Mount Desert Island, 17:42Connor Poirier, Old Town, 17:45Sam Jamison, Erskine Academy, 17:45Ricky Smith, Belfast, 17:48Ben Spear, John Bapst, 17:48Matthew Frost, Ellsworth, 17:51Boys’ team scores, Class BCaribou, 71John Bapst, 118MDI, 120Erskine, 125Camden Hills, 127Waterville, 136Ellsworth, 163Presque Isle, 186Boys’ individual, Class CJohn Hassett, GSA, 16:19Brendan Penfolk, Deer Isle-Stonington, 16:54Ollie Dillon, GSA, 16:55Isaiah Brown, Houlton, 17:01Matt Keresey, Orono, 17:11Lowell Ruck, Orono, 17:12Jonathan Steelman, Orono, 17:25Jonny Spencer, Orono, 17:43Evan Merchant, Jonesport-Beals, 17:49Wesley Ganglfinger, Greater Houlton Christian, 17:50Boys’ team scores, Class COrono, 26GSA, 54Lee Academy, 138Greater Houlton Christian, 140Narraguagus, 143Fort Kent, 145Girls’ individual, Class BTia Tardy, MDI, 19:02Emma Trapani, Camden Hills, 19:48Grace Iltis, Camden Hills, 19:58Amanda Boyd, John Bapst, 20:09Cecilia Morin, Waterville, 20:11Audree O’Meara, Old Town, 20:21Trinity Montigny, Ellsworth, 20:21Katelyn Osborne, MDI, 20:33Sara Hunt, John Bapst, 20:47Katrina Salch, Caribou, 20:54Girls’ team scores, Class BMDI, 57Camden Hills, 73Caribou, 80Ellsworth, 118Waterville, 126Girls’ individual, Class CKassidy Dill, Orono, 19:40Eliza Broughton, GSA, 20:06Mary Richardson, GSA, 20:16Zeya Lorio, GSA, 20:18Camille Kohtala, Orono, 20:27Faye Brown-Morrison, Narraguagus, 20:39Hannah Steelman, Orono, 20:51Bridgett Hill, Greater Houlton Christian, 20:54Teagan Ewings, Greater Houlton Christian, 20:59Liza Gallandt, Orono, 21:02Girls’ team scores, Class CGSA, 35Orono, 36Limestone, 119Greater Houlton Christian, 120Narraguagus, 136last_img read more

John dethrones John to grab 6th Grenville Memorial Road Race in Berbice

first_imgTHE Ancient County of Berbice on Sunday played host to the whirlwind battle of the Johns in the much anticipated sixth annual Grenville Felix Memorial Cycling Road Race, as the younger Briton John dethroned last year’s winner Jamual John in stupendous fashion.In a field of Guyana’s top cyclists, Briton John had one of his best races so far in his short career. He stuck with the peloton for the majority of the race before making a solo breakaway to eventually cross the finish line without an opponent to seriously challenge his bid for victory.The 60-mile road race began in East Canje before heading to Number 51 Village, Corentyne and back to the point of origin; Briton completed the route in 2 hours 40 minutes 37 seconds with last year’s winner and 2019 National Road Race champion Jamual John, finishing second as he outsprinted Michael Anthony (third) and Team Evolution cyclist Paul De Nobrega (fourth).Meanwhile, the remaining top six spots were grabbed by Ajay Gopilall and Kemuel Moses in that order.Anthony secured two ‘primes’ as did DeNobrega and Jamual John while Andrew Hicks and Andre ‘Padlock’ Greene copped one apiece.last_img read more

Tony-winning alumna inspires future students

first_imgRenée Elise Goldsberry, actress, singer, and USC alumna, has become a beacon of success for the next generation of actors from USC to strive for.Goldsberry was awarded the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performances as Angelica Schuyler Church in the Broadway musical Hamilton. On June 12th, 2016, she performed at the Tony Awards ceremony along with her fellow Hamilton ensemble at the Beacon Theatre in New York.She has performed in the production since its inception, as she was cast in Hamilton’s off-Broadway debut in 2015. The show transferred to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in August of 2015, and has seen unprecedented commercial and artistic success. Along with her praiseworthy, award-winning castmates, Goldsberry was recognized with a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast recording of Hamilton. For Goldsberry’s performance, she also won a Drama Desk Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.For students like Sasha Bartol, a music composition major who serves as an artistic director for USC’s Musical Theatre Repertory, the opportunity to see Goldsberry perform was inspiring.“I have been lucky enough to see Hamilton, and it was genuinely one of the most exciting theatrical experiences of my life,” Bartol said. “From the moment I walked through the doors, the energy was palpable, because everyone I was with was just as ecstatic to be there as I was.”Goldsberry was born in San Jose, Calif., and raised in Houston and Detroit. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in acting from Carnegie Mellon University, she graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she obtained a master’s degree in vocal jazz performance.In 2002, Goldsberry made her Broadway debut as Nala in Disney’s The Lion King. From 2005-2006, she originated the role of Nettie in the Broadway adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. In 2007, she played the role of Mimi Marquez in the final Broadway production of Rent.She has also found great success in television and film, with recurring television roles on Ally McBeal, One Life to Live and The Good Wife. She also made an appearance in the comedic film Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.At the Tony awards ceremony, Goldsberry thanked her family and castmates, noting the collaborative effort. “When one of us win, we all win, because we are one.”In her acceptance speech, she also expressed her gratitude for her family and theatrical opportunities.“I have been praying my entire time to take the opportunity to say thank you to my parents who are here tonight, Ron and Betty … a lifetime of miracles one after another…the Lord gave me Benjamin and Brielle and he still gave me this,” Goldsberry said in her acceptance with her Tony held high.Chris Sampson, USC Thornton School of Music vice dean of contemporary music, reminisced on his experiences watching Goldsberry perform at USC.“Being a very highly accomplished musician — through her studies here — was just one of the skill sets that she was going to be able to leverage,” Sampson said.Goldsberry performance in Hamilton includes songs such as, “Satisfied” and “The Schuyler Sisters,” exploring the relationship between two historical figures, Angelica Schuyler Church and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton — the United States first Secretary of the Treasury — was married to Angelica Schuyler’s sister, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.“The thing about Renée’s career is that she is multitalented — that is what enables her to have the career she has,” Sampson said. “When I was observing her before, you can definitely tell she was an exceedingly charismatic performer. She really knew how to own a stage and be able to present very compelling performances.”Sampson emphasized how musicians and young artists, especially in the Master’s program, progress and develop over time.“At the time what we’re seeing with students is a work of progress,” Sampson said. “You’re actually seeing somebody start to assemble the skills that will end up resulting in a career, and you never know what the combination of those skills is going to turn out to be.”last_img read more

Celtics free agency rumors: Al Horford changes course, expected to sign with different team

first_img Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Celtics have ‘had little, if any, communication’ with star in recent weeks “It’s something that I haven’t even stopped to think about,” Horford said about free agency last month (via MassLive.com). “I’ve enjoyed being here in Boston. Just have to wait and see what we’re going to do as a team. And it’s steps that the management is going to do moving forward and continue to get better.”The Celtics entered the season as the favorites to win the East but finished with a 49-33 record and were eliminated by the Bucks in five games in the conference semifinals.“We all expected more from each other and from this group. I do believe that we gave all we had. Things just didn’t go our way,” Horford said in May. “We had an up-and-down season all year and, in the playoffs, we got off to a good start and then, for whatever reason, we weren’t able to recover. Al Horford appears like he’ll be wearing a new uniform next season.The 33-year-old forward is planning to leave the Celtics and sign a long-term contract with a different team, according to a report from the Boston Herald, which cites an unidentified source close to Horford. Major change in the Al Horford situation:Per source close to Horford, his side is no longer discussing a new 3-year deal to stay with the Celtics. He is expected to sign a 4-year free agent contract elsewhere…Story to come.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) June 18, 2019Horford declined his $30.1 million player option with Boston for 2019-20, according to multiple reports. He had reportedly been discussing inking a new three-year deal with the Celtics, however, “the gulf is too great for the sides to believe” they can come to an agreement now, according to ESPN.Boston and Al Horford had discussed contract scenarios, but the gulf is too great for sides to believe they can close on a new deal now, league sources tell ESPN. Horford is prepared to enter the free agency to find a three or four year deal elsewhere.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2019Horford was a vital member of the Celtics rotation last season. He averaged 13.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 36% from 3-point range. Related News Celtics free agency rumors: Terry Rozier ‘more than open’ to re-signing with Boston if Kyrie Irving leaves NBA Draft rumors: Celtics interested in trading up to No. 4 “Obviously, that’s disappointing and it hurts because we were trying to do it for Boston, for our fans, and obviously we’re disappointed. We came up way short.”Star Kyrie Irving will also be a free agent this summer and his chances of re-signing with the Celtics are reportedly low.last_img read more

Two Wellington juvenile suspects were apprehended for 5 burglaries over the past month (updated 2:35 p.m.)

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (41) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +24 Vote up Vote down Anonymous · 361 weeks ago Good news to hear… now hit em hard!!! No plea bargains… if we go soft on them now they’ll go into adulthood thinking this is okay behavior, and they’ll just be back in the system again in a few years. The voters of this county elected Kerwin Spencer to get tough on crime, and we’ll be watching to make sure he does… Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 361 weeks ago Awesome that they caught them…but really sad that these kids think its okay to steal at such a young age…I sure hope they change their life…and take a better road…I can tell ya..if it were my kids…I would have a paddle waiting to bust their butts so hard…they wouldn’t want to chance it again… Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Harry · 361 weeks ago It pays to invest in camera’s at all property’s. Out of sight out of minds until they are caught. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +21 Vote up Vote down Imagine · 361 weeks ago What the hell are these kids doing out at this time of night anyways? That’s where the parents need to swat their backsides!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 361 weeks ago Throw the book at em! Ooooh……wait…..one plays high school football? I’m sure he’s a good kid and is really sorry. Hasn’t he suffered enough? How about we make him write an “I’m sorry” letter to the victims. That should take care of it. Now the other kid….you know, the one that doesn’t play high school football….throw the book at HIM!. Report Reply 6 replies · active 361 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down That guy · 361 weeks ago Just cause he plays football doesn’t make him a good kid I know who did this and they both diserve juvinal time Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Larry · 361 weeks ago Don’t go and paddle or swat their backsides or they with become the victim and you will become criminal. Now I agree that is what they need but there are people out there that say they are just misunderstood and crying for help. Well my parents listen to my cry for help when they paddled my backside. Report Reply 1 reply · active 361 weeks ago +21 Vote up Vote down Harry · 361 weeks ago Have them stand in the center of the round about holding a sign. I am a thief. Report Reply 3 replies · active 361 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 361 weeks ago Clean this town up. Thieves, liars, bad check writers, credit card defrauders, people who grill steaks and drink but don’t put shoes on their kids’ feet. Slam dunk city! Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down concernedaunt · 361 weeks ago I don’t want to be negative about this situation but I believe that there are some kids,teenagers and adults that need to be taught that they cannot get away with the illegal situations they get and put themselves in. I don’t care what part of town you come from or who your family is. This has to STOP!!! Yes I know some will say they come from a poor or bad family or they don’t have much and they need to be given a chance or they need meds. Come on it is what it is. Let’s become mature,sensible people and get our acts together. Just saying enough is enough. Report Reply 0 replies · active 361 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Police Department has apprehended and identified two Wellington juvenile suspects who are alleged to have been involved with five burglaries over a month’s time including the Wellington Recreation Commission Center, Cases Country Cafe in downtown Wellington and the Assembly of God Church at 202 S. Jefferson.The names of the suspects, both 15 years old, will not be released by authorities or published by Sumner Newscow because they are juveniles. One suspect is a member of the Wellington High School football team and was sporting a mohawk hairdo and bleached hair color during the alleged crime that took place on the south side of the WRC building at 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning.WRC Director Cody White said a surveillance camera was placed above the south side WRC entry way, after the building was burglarized twice before (see story here). White said the camera was hooked up to a DVR system inside the building and the tape shows the two suspects attempted break-in.“Ultimately, it was his hair cut that did them in,” White said of identifying one of the suspects. “There was a moment on the surveillance camera where a face was shown. But that wasn’t how we identified him. It was the mohawk.”The Wellington football team has a traditional weekly haircut party on Thursday evening before a game where many members of the team cut and dye their hair as a ritual. After viewing the tape, White went down to observe a high school football practice Monday afternoon, but did not see a person sporting a similar haircut. A Wellington police officer had better luck after observing the tape. He went to a Wellington junior varsity football game played at Sellers Park Monday evening and found a player sporting a similar haircut, White said.Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan said the person in question is no longer on the football team. The boy was taken into custody Monday evening, where he allegedly confessed to two previous Wellington rec building robberies, the Country Cafe robbery (see story here), and a couple of break-ins at the Assembly of God Church. It was through the interview and confession, that the second suspect was identified.The WRC had been broken into twice where more than $300 in cash and several video games were taken. Original surveillance camera equipment was also stolen.A new surveillance camera system was set up. White said when he went to work on Monday morning, he noticed the camera above the south entrance was stolen.He immediately went to his office and used the DVR for which the camera was connected.White said there was a dance on Saturday evening ending around 11 p.m. So he started looking at the tape and at 1:50 a.m. according to the system’s clock, two juveniles entered the camera view. One male was wearing eyeglasses, a mohawk and wearing shorts. The second subject had dark colored hair. Both males were shirtless and using their shirts to cover their faces, obviously discovering the camera.White said initially when he saw the two boys on tape, he took it down to the police station where police analyzed it and decided to release it to the media for public help. He then went back and viewed the video a second time and discovered there was a second stint in which the juveniles returned maybe 10 to 15 minutes later with a more incriminating view of the suspects. It showed that the two boys had crow bars and had climbed to the place where the camera was situated and was forcefully removed. The DVR tape went blank thereafter.White said the camera, valued at $160, was eventually discovered in one of the suspect’s neighbors’ backyard.“My suspicions were correct all along in that these were two kids who had been to a lot of Wellington rec activities,” White said. “One was a regular participant at the after school programs and both had been at several Redline dances. So they knew their way around.”Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said with the confession there is enough evidence to connect the robberies with those at the Country Cafe and Assembly of God. More than $1,000 in cash was taken from the downtown business on 107 W. Harvey. It is now up to Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer what will happen next.“Kudos to Mr. White for his diligence on this case,” Heath said. “He assisted us tremendously especially with the video equipment. I know a lot of businesses may not be able to afford video surveillance cameras. But if they could it would be a huge advantage to us when these type of crime occur.”Heath said because of the camera, the two juveniles did not enter the rec building Sunday morning.“One can most certainly conclude that to go to the same location three different times to burglarize the same building is most certainly a ‘bold’ decision on their part,” Heath said.Country Cafe was closed for a week after the burglary to its business, but it reopened on Monday.“Hopefully, this will be something these two young men will learn a lesson from and become better citizens down the road,” Heath said. “Burglaries are such a personal crime because you are taking away someone’s personal property. In these cases not only were you hurting the people who work at the rec center, the restaurant and the church, but you are hurting all those who use those places.”last_img read more