Milwaukee police officer killed marking the city’s 3rd officer death in 8 months

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock(MILWAUKEE) — A Milwaukee police officer was shot dead in the line of duty Wednesday morning while executing a search warrant, officials said.The slain officer is the third Milwaukee police officer to die in the line of duty in the past eight months, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a news conference.The officer, whose name has not been made public, was a 35-year-old man and 17-year veteran of the department, said Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief Michael Brunson.“I am filled with sorrow over this needless loss,” Barrett said, as well as “anger for the individual who took the life of this brave officer.” Barrett reminded residents to be thankful and appreciative for all law enforcement officers in the state who “put their lives on the line every single day for us.”Brunson called this an “extremely difficult time” and said the department is asking for prayers.The suspect is a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, Brunson said, though he did not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the execution of the search warrant.Among those offering condolences were fellow Milwaukee first responders at the FBI’s Milwaukee field office and the city’s fire department.The slain officer is survived by his wife.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Sutton Foster Talks Younger & Gilmore Girls

first_img View Comments Season two of Younger wraps up on March 23, but before we find out what happens to Liza and the gang, Sutton Foster has a message for her newer fans: She can sing. She can sing pretty well, in fact! While visiting Late Night, the two-time Tony winner explained to Seth Meyers that following her TV Land fame, several people have come up to her or commented on social media that they didn’t know she could sing, or that she should try doing theater. Sutton Foster on Broadway? Imagine that! She also discussed her upcoming project: the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix. “I might have cried a little bit,” Foster said about getting to visit and work in the fictional Stars Hollow. Watch these tidbits, plus why Grease was almost decidedly not the word or her and her brother (spoiler: incest), below. Sutton Fosterlast_img read more

English players charge in pursuit of Finland’s Kerttu

first_imgCaption: top Jess Baker, below Kerttu Hiltunen (copyright Leaderboard Photography). Tags: Girls, Lyme Regis, U16 8 Aug 2018 English players charge in pursuit of Finland’s Kerttu center_img Finland’s Kerttu Hiltunen holds a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the English U16 girls’ championship at Lyme Regis Golf Club – but English players are staging a strong charge to catch her.It’s led by Northumberland’s Jess Baker (Gosforth Park Ladies) who shot her best ever round today of three-under 71 to move into second place. It made her five-under for the championship and after holing out in a torrential downpour she came off the course wreathed in smiles.“I went into this round just wanting to post a solid score and stay up at the top,” said Baker, who was fourth overnight. “It’s really nice to get my name up there.”“I tried to make as many pars and birdies as I could and my short game was where I scored,” she said. She started as she wanted and was two-under after the fifth, where she had the bonus of unexpectedly holing a difficult putt.Two shots further back is Rafiah Banday (Royal Mid Surrey) who was a little disappointed to leave the course with a level par score.“I was doing quite well until I doubled the 15th, which I eagled yesterday, and then bogeyed the next,” she said. However, the strong winds made the 16th a very tough proposition and Banday came quickly back with an 18th hole birdie and then played her back nine – holes one to nine – in level par.Ellie Gower continued the English push with her one-under 73, which makes her level par at the halfway stage. Her round included an eagle on the seventh where she holed out from 25ft.“It was tricky in the wind yesterday and it was harder today but I managed to keep it in play and keep out of trouble,” said the 15-year-old, who lives in France, where her parents have a nine-hole golf course.Her father is a professional but his efforts to interest her in golf failed until he took her to the Lacoste French ladies open four years ago and one of the players gave her a golf ball. She also met English Tour player Ellie Givens and has caddied for her in the event ever since. “That kicked it off,” she said.Behind her, there’s three more English girls: Daisy Kennedy (Stoke Park) on one-over, Hannah Golding (Brocton Hall) who was round in one-under today and is tied on two-over with Rosie Belsham (Whitley Bay).However, Hiltunen is setting a great pace and would love to win this title. She’s bringing good form into this event, having won the U16 Hazards Salver at last week’s English U18 girls’ championship.She opened her campaign at Lyme Regis with a first round of six-under 68 and followed up with today’s 72. She made the perfect start with an eagle three on her first hole, the 10th, but had a set back with a double bogey on the 14th. However she responded straight away with a birdie and played steadily for the rest of the round.In the U14 girls’ championship, which is being played simultaneously, Harriet Lockley of Wales leads on two over. A shot behind is Italy’s Francesca Fiorellini, while a group on level par includes defending champion Charlotte Cannatteo.The field in both championships was cut today to 33 players in the U16s and 28 in the U14s. The U16s will play 36 holes tomorrow while the U14s will play 18 holes.last_img read more

PRRD contributes $150k to FSJ Museum

first_imgThe local museum has received $150,000 in grants, towards phase two of its ongoing expansion project. The Fort St. John / North Peace Museum will receive $75,000 from each of Electoral Areas B and C, from the PRRD’s Fair Share Grant program. Evelyn Sim, president of the North Peace Historical Society, says the Museum is currently in phase one of the project, a 50 by 60 foot addition to the east end of the existing building. – Advertisement -Phase one began on May 19th, and Sim says phase two, involving changes to the west-end of the building, will begin as soon as phase one is complete (likely in several months). She says there is more fundraising to come, including the annual Yard sale and Pie sale, however the proceeds from those events will go to the operating budget, rather than the expansion project. [asset|aid=1498|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e93961b4bd6da309707161e9f7ff26f0-Sim-1_1_Pub.mp3] The overall expansion project is expected to have six phases.Advertisementlast_img read more