Man on bail for bashing assaults partner


first_imgSouthland Times 17 June 2013A 25-year-old man assaulted his partner while on bail for assaulting her four months earlier, the Invercargill District Court was told on Friday.Appearing before Judge Michael Turner, Tex William Turu admitted assaulting a female on January 26 and May 11. He was remanded in custody to July 9 for sentence.Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Mills said Turu was standing next to a vehicle his partner was sitting in when they started arguing on January 26.Turu grabbed the woman by the throat and pushed her backwards before grabbing one of her arms, pulling her out of the car and punching her repeatedly as she lay on the ground, he said.When spoken to by police, Turu declined to comment.On May 11, while on bail for the first assault, the pair argued again and Turu pushed her, grabbed her by the hair and punched her in the face about three times. read more

Little Eagles Wrestling season begins Feb. 9


first_imgELLSWORTH — Peewee wrestling season is almost under way.Starting Feb. 9, Little Eagles Wrestling Club practices will be held Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School.Two new coaches have joined the program: Logan Walsh, owner of Wrestlers Way in Ellsworth, and last year’s Ellsworth High School 152-pound state champion, Connor Petros.Michelle Hamby, president of the Little Eagles Wrestling Club, said the program is open to children ages pre-kindergarten to eighth grade from all communities, not just Ellsworth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Everybody is invited to experience a practice,” Hamby said. “Come check it out, and see what you think.”There is an optional registration fee of $25 per wrestler. Singlets as well as tournament and travel expenses are paid for by the program.“The whole purpose of this program is to teach kids the fundamentals,” Hamby said. “Our tournament will fund us for most of the year.”Ellsworth High School will host the fourth annual Little Eagles Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, March 5. High school and University of Maine-Orono wrestlers will help run the event.The Little Eagles are also scheduled to attend six other optional tournaments throughout the season.For more information, like the “Ellsworth Little Eagles Wrestling” Facebook page, or contact Hamby at [email protected] or call/text 812-1045.Little Eagles Wrestling Tournament Ellsworth High School will host the fourth annual Little Eagles Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, March 5. The event will be conducted in a round-robin format with staggered weigh-in and wrestling times.Tournament cost per wrestler is $15 pre-registration or $20 at the door. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 per student and $10 per family.For wrestlers ages pre-kindergarten to fourth grade, weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m., and competition starts at 9:30. For wrestlers in fifth-eighth grade, weigh-ins begin at 11:30 a.m., and competition starts at 12:30 p.m. Weight classes will be determined at weigh-ins.Each division will wrestle until finished, and then go to the auditorium for awards. Trophies will be awarded to all champions, and medals will be given to second-, third- and fourth-place finishers.All-day concessions will be served, including breakfast sandwiches, coffee, muffins and fruit in the morning and chili, pizza, subs, hot dogs and more the rest of the day.A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffles will also take place throughout the tournament. All proceeds will benefit the program.To pre-register, email wrestler information (name, age, grade, experience and estimated weight) to [email protected]last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, March 18, 2014


first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, March 18, 2014:•6:28 a.m. Robert M. Chew, 47, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign.•8 a.m. Joshua B. Cooney, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 67 mph in a 55 mph zone. (radar)•2:25 p.m. Curtis D. Neal, 49,  Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 51 mph in a 40 mph zone (radar) and a seatbelt violation.•5:42 p.m. Tabatha M. Trafecanty, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 56 mph in a 40 mph zone.   (radar)•8:41 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct and obstruction of official duty in the 800 block N. Woodlawn,  Wellington.•9:10 p.m. Joshua M. Asbury, 21, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with disorderly conduct and obstruction of official duty.•11:24 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more

Colombia boss has ominous warning for England ahead of last-16 clash


first_img Pekerman consoles Rodriguez after limping off the pitch The result means they were drawn against the South Americans with the tantalising prospect of a quarter-final against either Sweden or Switzerland awaiting the victor.And Pekerman, who led his country to the last eight four years ago in Brazil, was confident he could repeat the feat against the Three Lions.“I definitely think England have what it takes to do well, but it will be a match in which Colombia is going to be confident of playing at a high level and getting a good result,” he told reporters. Colombia players celebrate after their victory over Senegal Gareth Southgate consoles his Three Lions after defeat to Belgium “We know that any team that reaches the last 16 is good, we are talking about the best 16 teams in the world.“Obviously England can have a good day or an even better day. England is a young team, has a lot of harmony and you can tell they have a lot of faith in themselves.“Now a different kind of match is heading our way, these will be completely full-on, to the death matches, win or you are out. These are extreme situations.” Despite qualifying as winners of their group, Colombia may be forced to play without star man James Rodriguez.The 2014 Golden Boot winner limped out of the 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday, with Pekerman admitting the news was ‘extremely concerning’.center_img 3 3 Colombia manager Jose Pekerman claims his side do not fear England, but is expecting their last-16 showdown to be a ‘completely full-on, to-the-death’ match.The Three Lions finished second in Group G behind Belgium after losing 1-0 to their European rivals on Thursday night. 3last_img read more