Wellington Police Notes: Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 16, 2013Friday, June 14, 2013•9:00 a.m. Officers investigated probation violation which occurred on •1:05 p.m. Libby L. Driver, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disregarding a stop sign.•3:46 p.m. Officers investigated contributing to a child’s misconduct by a known suspect in the 300 block. N. A, Wellington.•4:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•5:07 p.m. Officers took a report of found property of a bicycle in the 1400 block. E. Lincoln, Wellington.•5:42 p.m. Injury accident in the 100 block E. Lincoln, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Donald L. Wilson, 74, Wellington, Gerald L. Kessler, 63, Oxford, and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Violet F. Peterson, Argonia.•10:10 p.m. Non-Injury accident on private property in the 1100 block. N. A, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by a 15-year-old male, South Haven and a fixed object/speaker owned by Sonic Drive-In, Wellington.•10:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 2000 block of east 16th, Wellington.•10:54 p.m.  Shirley J. Herl, 34, Wellington, was arrested and charged with theft. Sunday June 16, 2013•4:48 a.m. Kathleen J. Ryberg, 18, Wellington was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, influence of alcohol and minor in possession/consumption of alcohol, no proof of insurance and defective taillamp in the 1000 block of Shadylane, Wellington. (bonded).•6:20 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block. N. Terrace Drive, Wellington.•10:07 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property by known suspect(s) at the Wellington Lake.•6:03 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington. Saturday June 15, 2013•12:40 a.m. Officers investigated a battery and disorderly conduct in the 100 block N. Washington of Wellington.•1:50 a.m. Courtny M. Stover, 22, Wellington, was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct.•3:10 a.m. William E. Daves, 33, Wellington, was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct.•9:14 p.m. Wesley M. Reusch, 19, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington Warrant for giving worthless check.•9:41 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1200 block S. F, Wellington.last_img read more

Wellington girls place 5th in cross country meet, over 585 runners at Hargis Saturday

first_imgTylerBrown1st6.30Yes 8th Grade Boys  – 1  1/2  miles DaneMonger8th7.38Yes 7th Grade Girls – 1 mile 6th Grade Boys – 1  mile Varsity Girls – 4K JoeFriesen36th20.12Yes 7th Grade Boys  – 1 mile JuliaPeck39th20.40 Jr.Varsity Girls – 2 miles MackinzeTracy37th20.14 Freshman Boys – 2 miles IsaiahRogers4th13.11Yes CabreilRoe27th18.57Yes HoustonSober53rd21.50 JacobMcDonald24th9.37Yes GracieDefore17th17.24 RaeawnaNutt11th7.50 JaedynLedesma12th17.20Yes JuanChandler11th14.23 BillyWalker5th6.53Yes TylerBenson7th13.33Yes JoTredway28th18.59Yes NickHawkins9th14.03Yes JacobFriesen86th7.36 WillLong21st15.26 LaurenScheufler21st18.01Yes Top 10 Medals  awardedcenter_img Top 10 Medals awarded by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the Crusader girls cross country team place fifth at the Wellington Invitational Cross Country varsity meet held at Hargis Creek Watershed on Saturday.There were 585 runners from sixth grade to seniors in what WHS coach Charles Wallace called the largest meets Wellington ever had.Of those 585 runners, 23 WHS runners took home medals, 16 runners finished in the top 10 and two Wellington runners took first place.Jaedyn Ledesma right finishes first.Wellington finished with 125 points. Jaedyn Ledesma placed 12th at 17.20 as the highest Wellington finisher.Tyler Brown finishes first in the sixth grade boys.In sixth grade boys, Tyler Brown was a first place winner! Lindsey Scheufler was the first place winner in the sixth grade girls. Kylie Aufdengarten was second with the exact same score.Avery Osen of Winfield won the boys high school division with a 17.07 mark. Carly Flake of Andover 15.58 won the girls event at 15:58.Winfield boys were the winners with 32 points. Valley Center girls also finished with the top score of 32 points.“The weather was great for running and the Wellington runners did a great job,” Wallace said.The Wellington results are as follows:Varsity Boys – 5K WilliamDaily21stNT JacobJohnson54th21.51 LindseyScheufler1st6.49Yes MackenzieHeacock7th7.18Yes HunterBryant15th8.11 SethTunnell19th15.16 EliseLeGrand4th7.15Yes 6th Grade Girls- 1 mileTimePlaceMedal JohnWillis10th13.45Yes MontanaHeacock12th7.14 AveryBarker5th7.17Yes Novice Boys – 2 miles MattRinehart47th6.51 KennedeeLara9th7.39Yes KylieAufdengarten2nd6.49Yes McKennaJones3rd7.08Yes BlayzMarshall52nd10.44 TristtonTracy45th21.43 ZaneCornejo10th7.11Yes ReeseHeasty24th7.31Yes SkylerCrittenden18th15.09 BrentWilliams3rd13.06Yes QuinnMcCue22nd9.17 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

30 Days: 20 Red Tag specials are awaiting Cobb’s Liquor this holiday season

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Those who drink responsibly know the importance of having the right variety of holiday spirits for the Christmas party and family gathering. Cobb’s Liquor is your one stop shop for your Christmas needs.Cobb’s Liquor, located at 1002 North A Street, is a mom-and-pop type liquor store – owned by James and Sandy Cobb of Wellington.The liquor store is located in one of the most unique locations in Wellington. You know where the round-about is? Then that’s where Cobb’s Liquor Store is. Just make the turn before you make the turns!Cobb’s Liquor has been a fixture in Wellington since 2001. And Cobb’s customers have never been disappointed about the prices available.“We have the lowest prices in Wellington,” Jamie Cobb said. Cobb doesn’t like to specifically name the items on specials. But look for the “Red Tag” special. Cobb’s usually has 20 tags in his store placed on specific alcoholic beverages for out-of-the-world savings. And the special is ever changing.And besides the price, what does Cobb’s Liquor do to preserve a dedicated customer base?“We have one of the greatest staffs anywhere,” Cobb said. “They are always there to help you.” How to contact them:Just give James and Sandy a call at 620-326-7677. Great Christmas stocking stuffers: Take your pick. Cobb’s has an outstanding selection of beers, wines, specialty liquors, and other spirits for the holiday.last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Dec. 9 – 11, 2013

first_img10-Dec1:32 AMTransfer to Wichita 9-Dec5:00 AMMedical Emergency600 block Morningside 9-Dec2:08 AMInvestigate Smoke1000 block N. Plum 9-Dec5:13 PMTransfer to Wichita 11-Dec10:28 AMMedical Alarm1100 block E. 20th South 9-Dec6:47 PMTransfer to Wichita 10-Dec6:26 PMGrass Fire900 block W. 7th Wellington Fire/EMS incident reportcenter_img 11-Dec3:33 PMMedical Trauma99 block South H 11-Dec10:25 AMMedical Trauma300 block N. Washington 9-Dec3:45 PMMedical Emergency1200 block E. 4th 11-Dec7:25 PMMedical Emergency1100 block North A 10-Dec7:04 PMMedical Emergency400 block S. Washington 11-Dec1:41 PMTransfer to Wichitalast_img read more

Wellington High School holding Spirit week; Don’t forget homecoming parade is Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

first_imgThe Seuss Girls.Sumner Newscow report — It is that week. Wellington High School is holding Spirit Week as part of the homecoming festivities.These girls, from left: Abby Goodrum, Ryleigh Buck, McKenna Oathout, Hannah Roths, Allison McCue, and Madi Adams dressed up as the Seuss Girls  – a knockoff of  the Spice girls.Don’t forget the homecoming parade is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday a pep rally and then bonfire will be held thereafter at around 7:30 p.m. in front of the Wellington High School:The full high school schedule is below. For the full 2014 Fall Festival including the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce activities click on the ad on the right… Wednesday- Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? Favorite Dr. Seuss character or AnimalThursday- The Sneeches- Go all out and wear your starsFriday- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Wear red to show your Crusader PrideFriday evening: Wellington vs. Andale. Homecoming dance follows.Follow us on Twitter. 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Steve Anderson of Wellington hits hole in one

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 Comment (1) 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. +1 Vote up Vote down Karen Rowe · 269 weeks ago Way to go, Steve! IHOP to celebrate! Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Steve Anderson of Wellington hit a hole in one Saturday morning on the Wellington Golf Club. He used a 3 iron for 170 yards on Hole No.11. He shot 72 for the 18 holes.Steve Anderson, hole in one.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

New interim administrator Barry Harding is confident SRMC will survive

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Barry Harding has seen it before, and he is confident the Sumner Regional Medical Center will survive its current difficulties. He started a week or so ago as the interim CEO and CFO, and is charged with turning the situation around. Harding is working for Community Hospital Corporation, the consulting firm that has taken on the turnaround plan for the hospital. The group, paid through the SRMC Foundation, a private organization, did a study and made recommendations in a report that has not been made public. Harding has been in the hospital field for about 30 years, and for the last eight years he has been self employed, taking on projects such as this one. This week, he said the situation the Wellington hospital is in, is not unusual for rural hospitals, and there are bigger ones with the same issues. He works on one project at a time, believing he can do his best by focusing on only one at a time. “I am confident,” Harding said. “I would not have taken on this project if I did not think it could be done.” While there are several changes in store for the hospital, Harding said he is confident there will not be any layoffs, and he said the hospital will not close. He also said the hospital will not be changing the services it offers. “Those things are not going to happen,” he said. He said there are a lot of positives to consider even though the hospital has had its struggles. “I like the people here,” he said. “There is good morale here, very dedicated and loyal employees. He is working closely with the board to implement the plan generated by CHC. “We want to identify opportunities to improve the financial position of the hospital in a variety of ways,” he said. He has worked with CHC in the past, as well as other consulting firms. He worked at Leavenworth, Kansas City and Washington, D.C., to name a few. Harding lives in Dallas and flies to Wichita each Monday morning, and back home Friday night. Compared to previous jobs, this is an easy commute, he said.. “Last year I flew more than 120,000 miles. This is easy,” he said of his weekly commute. He plans on getting an apartment for his stay in Wellington, which will likely be about six months or longer. Harding said he has been working with local physicians to find ways to increase volume. Billing and collecting are always a big issue for rural hospitals, and that is a major obstacle. They are planning on changing the coding system, which is what is created so bills can be created. He believes that will help with billing, which has been a struggle. Last year previous CEO Leonard Hernandez said the hospital was collecting only about 47 cents on the dollar for its services. Hernandez resigned in September and has taken on a similar role in another hospital. Harding said he did not want to comment on the past and wants to look to the future. “We have done some things already, some things are in place, but there are no quick fixes,” he said. “The things we put in place will not materialize tomorrow, but I think in three to six months people should see some real differences.” He said he did a similar project in a small town near Chattanooga, Tenn. There were a lot of similarities in the two projects, and it took about a year to turn the situation around. “When I left there it was on solid footing,” Harding said. The expansion of Medicaid, or the lack of it in Kansas, has been an issue for the hospital. Harding said that is something that is not in his control, so he does not worry much about it. He instead tried to focus on things he can change. Still he has a lot of confidence in SRMC’s future. “You cannot come into this type situation without a high degree of confidence. I am the eternal optimist,” he said. “I believe we can make a change here. There is a need for the hospital in the community, and there is a population to support the hospital. I have been in similar situations before,” he said. “I would not have taken the assignment if I did not believe it could be done. I wanted to go someplace where I can make a difference.”Follow us on Twitter. 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 (9) 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. -2 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 249 weeks ago I’m looking forward to hearing what his plans are…but not paying $20 for it. Sorry, had to get that one last jab in over the Endowment Foundations Dec 5th shing ding. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down Tracie · 249 weeks ago How about sending out the bills in a timely manner, instead of taking over a year to send them out. I’m stuck with a bill that I have to pay out of pocket because it took a year (not kidding) to get a bill. Now I can’t use my flexible spending account because the bill date is in a seperate year from the service date. Guess I’ll just take my sweet time paying it off. Report Reply 1 reply · active 248 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Margie · 248 weeks ago I to got a bill from the hospital 21/2 years after I was seen in ER. I will be sending copies to the hospital board. Please bring back our business office. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 249 weeks ago I’m a bit confused about the relationship between the SRMC Foundation, the SRMC and the city. The hospital is city owned now, right? The Foundation, a private entity, hired the consulting firm to put together a plan to get the hospital financially stable. Harding works for the firm. So does the city have no hand in this? If not, why? And why is a private foundation controlling a city owned entity? Or am I way off? Report Reply 1 reply · active 248 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down robert zimmerman · 248 weeks ago The foundation does not run the hospital. it is more a fund raising type operation . the hospital board hired the consulting firm .. the foundation has nothing to do with the study directly except that they helped pay for it . . the city still owns the hospital and it is run by SCRM board of directors Report Reply +24 Vote up Vote down Nancy · 249 weeks ago Before the second guessing and back stabbing gets too deep: Let’s be thankful we have someone with a POSITIVE attitude and some expertise trying to help us work this out. Come on: Give him a chance. We need new ideas and enthusiasm. No matter where they come from! Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Hmmm….. · 249 weeks ago I have also talked with the new CEO and find him very positive. I have personally seen changes already. Working managers, surgery picking up and helping out on the floor. Everyone is cautiously smiling again. I pray for this to work out, and am excited to see what he does. There is the underlying feeling of unease hanging on in the building. The way employees are treated and informed of information still has a ways to go. We will all just have to wait and see what happens. Things appear to be looking up from the inside, now it’s all about bringing in the money. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down Alex · 249 weeks ago I am very hopeful that this gentleman will be able to turn it around! One suggestion would be to make changes with the ER and the primary doctor on call. It can be frustrating to go to the ER for a bona fide emergency, be charged a large amount of money, be treated rudely by the doctor and then later have a specialist tell you that the ER doctor handled it wrong and you’re lucky to be alive. That alone makes one want to avoid our local ER/hospital and head to Wichita. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Wanda K · 248 weeks ago I too have met Barry and I’m encouraged by his positive attitude and energy. I will be attending the SRMC Endowment Foundation event on Dec 5…showing my support for the Foundation, SRMC and the SRMC employees. Report Reply 0 replies · active 248 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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A 19th Century home with all the modern day conveniences

first_imgBoasting 3 bedrooms, 2 full/1 partial bath, a wrap-around porch, and a large foyer –  this home is indeed picture perfect!  Beautiful hardwood flooring and much desired built-in cabinetry/bookcases.   The updated kitchen has an eating bar, pantry and spacious countertop prep area.  All appliances are included!  A library/office and half-bath on main floor are located near the great room.The spacious master bedroom, with hardwood flooring, has a walk-in closet AND master bath with his and her vanities.  Both bedrooms #2 and #3 have two closets for much desired extra storage space.  Laundry is so convenient – collocated with the bedrooms.   The zoned heating and air-conditioning,  updated electrical,  plumbing and insulation make this home one of a kind and move-in ready.  There is an attached 2 car garage,  a covered patio in the back,  a fenced yard and basement to complete this home.   All this for $114,900.Call listing agent BILL J. GRAHAM, GRAHAM, INC., REALTORS, phone:  316-722-1163 for your private viewing. Rare opportunity for sale at 121 North G Street in Wellington. Wellington- All the character of a 19th Century home with all the modern day conveniences. This home is loaded with charm and character!  View all this home has to offer here.last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: March 16, 2016 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of 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 unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••State of Kansas v. Hans Stillabower — Case No: 16 CR 40.Date of birth: 1958. Address: Belle Plaine.Date of alleged crime: January 28, 2016Charges:Count 1 — Failure to wear seatbelt, traffic infraction.Count 2 — Driving under the influence, Class B misdemeanor. Count 3 — Transportation of open container, misdemeanor.Count 4 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Case description: Stillabower is accused of operating a vehicle with a alcohol concentration of .08 or more, an open container, and possessing a baggy of marijuana in his boot.—————State of Kansas v. William Carter — Case No: 16 CR 41.Date of birth: 1976. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Sept. 28, 2015.Charges:Count 1 — Battery, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Disorderly Conduct, Class C misdemeanor. Count 3 — Assault, Class C misdemeanor. Count 4 — Criminal restraint, Class A misdemeanor. Count 5 — Criminal threat, Level 9 felony. Case description: Carter is accused of angrily grabbing and repeatedly punching another person. He also, allegedly, while being intoxicated used abusive language against his wife, before grabbing the man he had been punching and putting him in restraint where he couldn’t move. His son, allegedly, tried to use force to release his father from the stranglehold he had on the man. Allegedly, while the man was on the ground he said he couldn’t breathe. Carter allegedly responded, “I don’t care, I’m going to kill you.” —————State of Kansas v. Christopher Campbell — Case No: 16 CR 42.Date of birth: 1986. Address: Oxford.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 10, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Count 3 — Interference with law enforcement, level 8 felony. Case description: Campbell is accused of obtaining a blank check from an account of a customer at the Cornerbank in Oxford. He then allegedly purchased $91 in merchandise at the Winfield Wal-Mart using a blank check without the owner’s permission. When apprehended, he then allegedly told the police officer that he knew nothing about the check or two others that were taken from the person’s checkbook. —————State of Kansas v. Ryan Swift — Case No: 16 CR 43.Date of birth: 1984. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 8, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Swift is accused of having a baggy of methamphetamine in his pants pocket when he was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant. —————State of Kansas v. Gregory Allen Lowe — Case No: 16 CR 44.Date of birth: 1975. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Jan. 23 – Feb. 9, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, level 9 felony. Case description: Lowe is accused of taking a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 truck from First Grade Excavating, Inc. in Sedgwick County and driving it to Sumner County. The truck was allegedly parked at 420 N. Jefferson in Wellington when it was discovered and he was apprehended. He then is accused of telling a law enforcement that he had borrowed the truck which was leaking oil even though for two weeks and it had been entered in the NCIC as a stolen vehicle. The owner also allegedly denied ever loaning the vehicle to Lowe.—————State of Kansas v. Linda Joyce Walborn — Case No: 16 CR 45.Date of birth: N/A Address: Fair Oaks, Calif.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 4, 2016.Charges:Count 1 — Fleeing or attempting to elude police, level 9 felonyCount 2 — Speeding, traffic infraction.Count 3 — Speeding, traffic infraction.Count 4 — Reckless driving, unclassified misdemeanor. Count 5 — Fail to maintain one lane, traffic infraction. Count 6 — Failure to report an accident, unclassified misdemeanor. Case description: Walborn is accused of refusing to stop a vehicle while fleeing from police and during the course of that police pursuit did one or more of the following: A) Failed to stop for a police road block; B) drove around tire deflating devices placed around by a police officer; C) engaged in reckless driving; D) and was involved in motor vehicle accident or intentionally causing damage to property. She is also accused of being on U.S. 177 at a speed of 95 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone; going through South Haven at 70 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone; driving in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people,  using two lanes when it is practicable to keep vehicle within one lane, and not notifying law enforcement about an accident by the quickest means of communication to the local police.—————State of Kansas v. Lori Leanne Hays — Case No: 16 CR 46.Date of birth: 1975. Address: Kansas City, Mo. Date of alleged crime: Jan. 27, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Driving under the influence, third offense. Count 2 — Fail to maintain one lane, traffic infraction. Count 3 — Transportation of open container, unclassified misdemeanor. Case description: Hays is accused of operating a vehicle with a blood concentration of .08 or more, after being stopped for failing to maintain one lane. She also allegedly had an open container in vehicle. —————State of Kansas v. Wesley Ray Burns — Case No: 16 CR 47.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 6, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, level 9 felony. Case description: Burns is accused of taking a $1,086 slot machine cash voucher at the Kansas Star Casino that was for someone else. He allegedly gave the voucher to his roommate Matthew Albrecht, who cashed it out without trying to return the voucher to the rightful owner.—————State of Kansas v. Wesley Ray Burns — Case No: 16 CR 48.Date of birth: 1989. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 6, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Theft, level 9 felony. Count 2 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor.Case description: Burns is accused of taking a $1,086 slot machine cash voucher at the Kansas Star Casino that was for someone else. He allegedly gave the voucher to his roommate Albrecht, who cashed it out without trying to return the voucher to the rightful owner.  Albrecht is also accused of having a baggy of methamphetamine in his pants pocket.—————State of Kansas v. Michael Lee Sims— Case No: 16 CR 49.Date of birth: 1952. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 19, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Discharge of firearm in city limits, Class B misdemeanor. Count 2 — Interference with law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Sims is accused of opening his back door at 907 North C. Street in Wellington and pointed a handgun toward a shed in the backyard and shooting it. He then allegedly told the officer he only had a B.B. gun, denied having shot a gun and thought he heard a noise which he thought might have been fireworks being set off. The handgun was later allegedly found in a pillow case in his bedroom during the execution of a search warrant. —————State of Kansas v. Ronnie Lee Richard, Jr. — Case No: 16 CR 50.Date of birth: 1982. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 9, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession cocaine, level 5 drug felony. Count 3 — Forgery, level 8 felony. Case description: Richard, Jr. is accused of having two baggies of marijuana and a plastic bag of cocaine in his pants pocket. He also allegedly had three counterfeit $20 bills with the same serial number while at the Kansas Star Casino. —————State of Kansas v. Jerrod Bakken — Case No: 16 CR 51.Date of birth: 1983. Address: El Dorado.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 19, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony.Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Identity theft, level 8 felony. Count 4 — Possession of fraudulently altered identification card, Class B misdemeanor. Case description: Bakken is accused of having a ziplock bag of meth stored in his girlfriend’s purse which she claimed was his methamphetamine. He is also accused of having a meth pipe and an altered driver’s license. He is also accused of using his own driver’s license and the altered driver’s license to return stolen property to Wal-Mart, which has a policy of only three returns over a certain length of time. He allegedly used the altered driver’s license so he could return items twice as often. —————State of Kansas v. Brianna Holt — Case No: 16 CR 52.Date of birth: 1987. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 9, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Holt is accused of having a small amount of marijuana and a folded up piece of paper in her purse when she was booked into Sumner County jail. —————State of Kansas v. Ashton Cook — Case No: 16 CR 53.Date of birth: 1991. Address: Wichita.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 19, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Count 2 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Cook is accused of having a ziplock bag of meth in her wallet after an officer asked to look inside for her identification card. She also allegedly had a glass pipe containing white residue in the center console of her vehicle and a loaded syringe in her purse. Cook pled guilty to drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to six months in county jail and $250 in cash.—————State of Kansas v. Jessica Reynolds — Case No: 16 CR 54.Date of birth: 1992. Address: Mulvane.Date of alleged crime: Feb. 7, 2016. Charges:Count 1 — Possession drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. Count 2 — Possession marijuana, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Possession methamphetamine, level 5 drug felony. Case description: Reynolds is accused of possessing marijuana and methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe lying on the floorboard of her car and another pipe in her purse in her vehicle which was parked at the Mulvane Co-op. —————State of Kansas v. Elizabeth Blessing — Case No: 16 CR 55.Date of birth: 1986. Address: Wellington.Date of alleged crime: August 19, 2015. Charges:Count 1 — Forgery, Level 8 felony. Count 2 — Unlawfully obtaining a prescription only drug, Class A misdemeanor. Count 3 — Forgery, level 8 felony. Count 4 — Unlawful possession of prescription only drug, Class A misdemeanor. Case description: Blessing is accused go using a forged prescription to illegally obtain Percocet. Then on Nov. 30, 2015, she allegedly obtained Oxycodone from the Wellington Dillons Pharmacy using a forged prescription.last_img read more

A dark cloud of unanswered sexual assault accusations casts shadow over Conor McGregor’s UFC 246 victory

first_imgThis isn’t anything new as Dana White has had issues with journalists before. Several have been banned — and remained banned — from being credentialed to a UFC event for reporting something that White did not like. Journalists shouldn’t have to worry about repercussions when doing their job. It’s a job, and difficult questions will need to be asked. It’s all about how the subject handles those questions that need answering. It’s not always going to be rose petals and gumdrops in the career of a mixed martial artist, and Conor McGregor is currently dealing with adversity. When it comes to what happens inside of the cage, McGregor proved Saturday night that he’ll be just fine and the UFC is a better place when he’s competing. But as far as what happens outside of it, we’ll never know because we weren’t able to ask. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearJust about every question was answered as McGregor looked formidable at 170 pounds and as focused as he has been heading into a fight. There were no shenanigans during fight week as McGregor and Cerrone displayed mutual respect for each another before and after the fight. It certainly isn’t the end of Conor McGregor as a loss to Cerrone would have certainly signaled the curtain drawing to a close on the biggest star the UFC had ever seen. As a matter of fact, it looks like a new beginning for the 31-year-old.But there was a question that wasn’t answered. And the stench of that question has cast a dark cloud over the return of the Irishman. And it’s a cloud that could have and should have been addressed at some point during fight week.  During Wednesday’s UFC 246 final press conference, when a reporter from the New York Times asked McGregor about the status of two sexual assault allegations, he was met with a chorus of boos by the fans who filled up the Pearl Theater at the Palms. While not surprising, that wasn’t the worst of it. Just as McGregor prepared to address the question, UFC president Dana White joined the mob of angry fans who had no interest in McGregor having to answer about the pending investigations. “He already answered those in the interview with ESPN,” White shot back as the reporter was booed back into his seat. Cerrone also chimed in by suggesting that the reporter should only ask about the fight. It was as if he asked a question that was off-limits. It wasn’t. And McGregor didn’t answer the question in his interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani earlier in the week. “I can’t say anything about this,” he said. “It just has to take place.”But it was never specified what accusations McGregor was fending off because Helwani didn’t say if it was sexual assault or otherwise. One can assume, but nothing was clear cut. A story surfaced last year that a woman had accused McGregor of sexually assaulting her at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. McGregor was arrested, brought in for questioning and later released by Irish police. Later in 2019, a second woman accused McGregor of sexually assaulting her in a vehicle outside of a pub in Dublin. The New York Times has reported that both cases remain open.McGregor has not been charged in either of the sexual assault cases, and an investigation does not make him guilty. However, asking about serious accusations is part of a credible journalist’s job.What took place on Wednesday set a precedent that the UFC doesn’t want the media asking about the investigations and wouldn’t mind bullying journalists into silence. Not another question about the situation was asked. It never appeared that McGregor was bothered by the question. He’s certainly limited in what he can and cannot say about a pending investigation, but he needed the chance to answer the question for himself. And even if that answer is “I cannot comment at this time,” it’s an answer. Instead, MMA journalists, who have been accused of being soft with the UFC, were unable to get their questions answered. And Wednesday let it be known that there will be a penalty for asking. And that penalty would be public shaming. No promotion or fighter wants to have to deal with a touchy subject like sexual assault. That is understandable. But it is something that has to be dealt with until McGregor’s name is cleared. What makes this situation all the more peculiar is that McGregor’s previous transgressions were used in the build toward the former two-division champion’s return to the Octagon. Footage of McGregor’s dolly throwing incident and the August assault on a man in a Dublin pub were all part of the marketing of the fight. McGregor pleaded guilty to both incidents and was punished. Journalists should be allowed to ask about the pending investigations and how they have affected McGregor’s preparation for his fight. Even if McGregor cannot directly address something that is still pending, inquiring about how it has affected his preparation or if it ever put his return in doubt shouldn’t be frowned upon. It’s a tough question, but a fair question. As members of the media, we aren’t here to pander to the UFC’s want to be painted in a positive light. Instead, our duty is to gather information and report to the reader. No journalist should have been subjected to what the New York Times reporter had to deal with on Wednesday. He was publicly shamed and made an example of.  A dark cloud of unanswered sexual assault accusations casts shadow over Conor McGregor’s UFC 246 victory Conor McGregor answered all of the questions about fighting inside of the Octagon at UFC 246. However, it was what was left unanswered about his sexual assault accusations, and how they were handled by the UFC, that tainted what should have been a celebratory week.Everything went the way that Conor McGregor wanted it to at UFC 246 when he needed only 40 seconds to dispatch of Donald Cerrone in front of a sold-out crowd at T-Mobile Arena. A violent head kick and a barrage of devastating strikes ended the fight quickly and sent the pro-McGregor contingency into a frenzy. last_img read more