Councillors told to look at bigger picture

first_img TAGSFianna FáilLimerick CountyMichael CollinsNewspolitics Previous articleHomelessness is a real worry in AbbeyfealeNext articleRacing 92 prove too much for Munster in Paris Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Michael Collins, Fianna Fáil. Photo: Cian ReinhardtCOUNCILLORS in the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District have been accused of depriving Limerick people of a state-of-the-art Great Southern Greenway.Council members in Newcastle West Municipal District were informed at this Wednesday’s monthly meeting that the six councillors in Adare-Rathkeale had declined to match their €45,000 annual contribution towards the greenway from General Municipal Allocation (GMA) funding over the next five years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fianna Fáil councillor Michael Collins suggested that Adare-Rathkeale representatives should “look at the bigger picture”.“The greenway will have a huge positive impact, not only on Newcastle West and Rathkeale, but will benefit all of Limerick,” he told council members.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin said he was disappointed that council members in the neighbouring district had decided not to match their €45,000 annual funding allocation.“This is the single biggest thing to happen to Newcastle West and Adare-Rathkeale districts. They are depriving people of a state-of-the-art greenway. Do we need a special meeting on this?” he asked.Director of Services for Newcastle West Municipal District Gordon Daly said he did not want the wrong message to leave the council chamber. He was also conscious of respecting the decision of councillors in Adare-Rathkeale.“The project is not in jeopardy. The project is on target,” Mr Daly commented. Facebook Advertisement Linkedin NewsPoliticsCouncillors told to look at bigger pictureBy Alan Jacques – January 12, 2020 359 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

Press release: Statement on Asad regime’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states

first_imgForeign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan said: It is utterly unacceptable that the Asad regime has recognised the so-called “independence” of the breakaway Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Russian military intervention in Georgia in 2008 and its subsequent recognition of the breakaway territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as so-called “independent states” was an unacceptable violation of the sovereign rights of Georgia. Russia’s actions continue to undermine Georgia’s rightful territorial integrity. This move will do nothing to bring peace closer. Once again, both the Syrian regime and Russia are aggressively trying to undermine the rules-based international order. The British Government reiterates its full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and to UN Security Council Resolution 1808 which reaffirms the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders. Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquiries Follow Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan on Twitter @AlanDuncanMP and Facebook Further information For journalists Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Email [email protected]last_img read more

Insignia restructures financial services division

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Sumner County Court Docket: Nov. 8, 2013 report

first_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Michael Trask, born in 1964 of Wichita was charged with residential burglary, a level 7 person felony; theft, a Class A misdemeanor; criminal damage to property, a Class A misdemeanor; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; and battery, a Class B person misdemeanor on Oct. 23 for alleged crimes committed on Sept. 23.Then Trask was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor on Oct. 2, 2013.Then Trask was charged with violation of protection order, a Class A misdemeanor; assault of a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor; and interference with a law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor for alleged crimes on Oct. 10.Trask is accused of entering into a Sumner County dwelling and stealing a green bath towel and 30 Loratab pills. He then allegedly knocked a Phillips 32-inch flatscreen television worth $275 onto the floor.On Sept. 26, Trask allegedly then entered and remained on the same property listed above knowing he was not supposed to be there. He was told by the owner to leave and allegedly told the owner he didn’t have to leave because there was no restraining order on him. He allegedly punched the owner during the argument.Then on Oct. 2, Trask is accused of angrily grabbing a family member and pushing her and stricking her head while using fighting words in an argument.On Oct. 10, Trask is accused of violating a protection order and his own bond by going to the residents of the same person he was accused of striking on Oct. 2. He then allegedly raised his hand as if he was preparing to strike a deputy who was performing his duty in the Oct. 10 arrest. Trask is then accused of resisting arrest.•••••Dustin Smith, born in 1981, of Wellington was charged with battery against correctional officer, a level 5 felony; and assault of correctional officer, a Class A misdemeanor.Smith is accused of throwing a food tray at the Sumner County jail and striking a female detention deputy causing an injury requiring medical attention.•••••Billy Joseph Bushey, born in 1967, of Mulvane was charged with incest, a level 10 felony; three counts of aggravated incest with a girl aged 16-18, a level 3 felony; aggravated incest, a level 7 felony; aggravated criminal sodomy, a level 1 felony; aggravated indecent liberties with a child, a level 3 felony.•••••Tyler Hockenbury, born in 1959, of Caldwell was charged with harassment by telecommunication device, a Class A misdemeanor; assault of a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Hockenbury is accused of around 6 a.m. on Oct. 13, after being warned by police not to phone or text a specific person, he allegedly texted this person messages about her property and then saying he was a truck driver and “Tyler” was dead.Hockenbury then allegedly aggressively approached an officer in an angry manner who had asked him to stop.He also allegedly had marijuana inside a marijuana pipe in his pocket.•••••Donald Elliott, born on Nov. 5, 1993, of South Haven was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign and minor in possession.•••••Ricky Alderete, born in 1979, of Wellington pled guilty to burglary of a dwelling, a level 7 person felony and will be sentenced on Nov. 21, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.Alderete was charged on May 23 for a burglary that took place between Jan. 24 and Feb. 23, 2013 of a residence and attached garage in North B in Wellington.•••••William Townsend, born in 1968, of Caldwell was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Townsend is accused of having two marijuana cigarettes and rolling papers and a metal screen in his vehicle on Sept. 25, 2013. His disposition is scheduled for Nov. 21.•••••Jason Lile, born in 1971, of Caldwell was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and traffic in contraband in correctional institution, a level 6 felony.Lile is accused of possessing a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray of the car and some more marijuana in his pocket, along with roach clip and rolling paper.Lile allegedly was told by the administrator of the Sumner County jail that he could not bring marijuana in, but despite the warning Lile allegedly had a small amount in his pocket.His disposition is scheduled for Nov. 21.•••••Savannah Kolb, born in 1995, of Wellington is charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and contributing to a minor’s misconduct.Kolb is accused of smoking marijuana and possessing a baggy of marijuana that was on the coffee table when an officer knocked on the door. Kolb is also accused of encouraging a child under 18 years of age to smoke some of her marijuana.•••••Dasjon Washington, born in 1992, of Wichita was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Washington allegedly hit another person in the head on Oct. 21, 2013. Washington’s disposition is set for Nov. 14, 2013.•••••Adam Dwyer, born in 1979, of Belle Plaine was charged with burglary of a dwelling, a level 7 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor under $1,000.Dwyer is accused of committing a theft inside a building at North A Street in Wellington taking a purse with $45 cash and a Cornerbank debit card.•••••Mark Gregg, born in 1967, of Wellington was charged with possession of a depressant Clonazepam, a Class A misdemeanor.Gregg allegedly had four Clonazepam pills in his possession without a prescription for such pills in his name and claimed his ex wife had given him the pills. His disposition is set for Nov. 14, 2013.•••••Ryan Benner, born of 1983, of Haysville was charged with unlawful use of a driver’s license, a Class A misdemeanor;  interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.•••••Justin Arland Beltz, born in 1995, of Belle Plaine was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; possession of alcoholic liquor by underage adult, a Class C misdemeanor.Beltz is accused of yelling obscenities at another person while possessing and consuming a Bud Light Platinum beer.•••••Douglas Richards, Jr. born in 1975, of Shaw, Mississippi, was charged with traffic in contraband in a correctional institution, a level 5 felony; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; driving without a valid license, a Class B misdemeanor; failure to provide insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; and failure to illuminate tag, a traffic infraction.Richards is accused of taking marijuana without the consent of the administrator into a correctional institution after allegedly driving a car without a license or insurance.last_img read more

Florida man arrested after showing young girl porn

first_imgA 63-year-old from Tequesta, Florida has been arrested after he allegedly showed pornographic images to a minor.John Costa was taken into custody earlier this week after a months long investigation into the allegations.According to the minor, she went with Costa to a gas station in February to purchase lottery tickets. The victim says that at some point, Costa then asked her to sit in the front seat, which was uncommon. Costa then pulled out a pornographic magazine and showed her the photos and asked if she liked boys and if she liked what she saw.  The victim told police that Costa told her that “there’s nothing to feel uncomfortable about,” though she did feel uncomfortable. The victim says she asked Costa to take her home but instead he just kept driving around the neighborhood showing her the magazine.Costa then reportedly told the victim that she could not tell anyone and then gave her scratch-off lottery tickets to keep.Later, Costa then reportedly sent text messages to the victim’s iPad, where asked her not to tell her parents and sent her a photos of herself from when she was younger.Costa initially told detectives that he did not show the magazines to the minor before confessing that he only showed the images to her because she told him that she did not like boys.According to the report, authorities began investigating Costa in March after the young girl told someone in school about the incident and a teacher overhead it.The teacher then contacted the Department of Children and Families.Costa is now facing several charges including distributing obscene material to a minor.last_img read more