APD Arrest Report ~ February 28 – March 6The Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics for the week ending March 6th:Calls For Service 1595Traffic Citations 78Crash Reports 25The Apopka Police Department reported 20 arrests for the week ending March 6th. 3 juveniles were arrested.Arrested and charged were 13 adults from Apopka, 3 adults from Orlando, 1 adult from Lawrenceville, and 3 juveniles from Apopka.All of the arrests are listed here:MCKINNEY, TRAVIS LENORRIS (33) of Orlando – TheftGRABOSKY, GREGORY F (63) of APOPKA – DUIVELA, JOSE ARMANDO (23) of APOPKA Multiple charges including – DUIWARD, LARRY JAY (56) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Aggravated AssaultDAVIS, DRAKE AARON (23) of APOPKA – BatteryVALLEJO, MATTHEW BRADEN (28) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Drug PossessionSMITH, WAYLON ADAM (35) of APOPKA – Out of County WarrantLITTLEFIELD, DANA LLOYD (57) of APOPKA – Resisting an OfficerPOE, SHANNON DEAN (41) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including DUIJORDAN, ADRIAN MAURICE (36) of APOPKA – TrespassingHOLT, AMANDA LEE MARIE (19) of ORLANDO – Marijuana PossessionMORRIS, TY WAYNE (25) of LAWRENCEVILLE – Multiple charges including DUI and Drug PossessionVELA, LAZARO (22) of APOPKA – Drug Equipment PossessionLENOIR, CHRISTOPHER JASON (37) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Drug PossessionJACKSON, HARPER SWEET (65) of ORLANDO – Resisting an OfficerHUNT, AVA KARINA (26) of APOPKA – Out of County WarrantSIMONS, JERRITT LYNETTE (48) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including Burglary and BatteryJUVENILE (17) of APOPKA – Residential BurglaryJUVENILE (14) of APOPKA – Simple AssaultJUVENILE (13) of APOPKA – BatteryArrest report details provided by the Apopka Police Department Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleEnterprise Florida CEO quits Claire Haslett RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Beau Lund Written by September 6, 2020 /Sports News – National Novak Djokovic apologizes after defaulting US Open match for hitting line umpire with ball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAl Bello/Getty ImagesBy JOSHUA HOYOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Novak Djokovic has issued an apology after he defaulted from his round of 16 match and was booted from the U.S. Open after accidentally hitting a line umpire with a ball.In the first set of his match against Pablo Carreno Busta, the top-seeded Djokovic hit a ball after a point toward the backboard of Arthur Ashe Stadium.The ball struck a line umpire, causing the umpire to collapse and gasp for air. The line umpire had to be helped off the court.Djokovic, the three-time U.S. Open champion, appeared to be frustrated throughout the match.After 10 minutes of debate with on-court officials, including chair umpire Aurelie Tourte, tournament referee Soeren Friemel and Grand Slam supervisor Andreas Egli, Djokovic was defaulted from the match.The U.S. Tennis Association tells ABC News that the line umpire was observed and treated by USTA Director of Player Medical Services Dr. Brian Daniels. She was moved to Louis Armstrong Stadium, where the officials’ area is located, and is doing OK, according to the USTA.ESPN reported Sunday evening that the line umpire has a bruise on her throat and is resting comfortably at the officials’ hotel.In a statement, the USTA said, “In accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences, the U.S. Open tournament referee defaulted Novak Djokovic from the 2020 U.S. Open.”Djokovic apologized for the incident Sunday evening on social media.“This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok. I‘m extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong,” he wrote.“As for the disqualification, I need to go back within and work on my disappointment and turn this all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human being. I apologize to the @usopen tournament and everyone associated for my behavior. I’m very grateful to my team and family for being my rock support, and my fans for always being there with me. Thank you and I’m so sorry,” he added.The USTA said that Djokovic will lose all ranking points he earned at the Open and will be fined the prize money won at the tournament and could face future fines because of the incident.In his post-match press conference, Carreno Busta said he did not see the incident when it happened.“I was looking to my coach, celebrating the break. And when I turned back again the line umpire was on the floor,” the Spaniard said. “I was in shock because I never expected this moment.”Carreno Busta said officials made the right call.“The rules are the rules,” he said. “I think the referee and the supervisor did the right thing.”Friemel told ESPN that he did not see the incident live, but after speaking with the Tourte, Egli and Djokovic, it was evident there was a rules violation.“The facts clearly state that according to the rules he had to be defaulted.” Friemel said, due to the fact that Djokovic’s striking of the ball was reckless and with anger.Friemel also confirmed that Djokovic now faces a $10,000 fine for the incident, and that Djokovic’s intent was taken into consideration when it came to the fine. Had Djokovic intended to injure the line judge, the penalty would have been harsher, Friemel said.“We would have done the same decision on any other court with any other player,” he added.Djokovic will likely face an additional fine for not attending his post-match press conference after he left the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center without taking questions.Tennis champion John McEnroe said, “It was a rookie mistake … by him to not look and hit a ball back where he wasn’t even looking where he was hitting it.”Former player James Blake also applauded the USTA’s decision.“To hear the referee say we are going to give the same treatment to every single player in the draw, it makes the rest of the draw, in my opinion, feel much better,” he said.The Serbian grand slam champion had been the favorite to win the tournament, which has been played without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.This year’s U.S. Open will now be the first time since 2014 that the men’s singles title will go to a first-time winner. The disqualification also breaks Djokovic’s streak of 26 winning matches this year.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Waiting to hear from Cuomo on St. Clare’sWhy is Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignoring St. Clare’s Pensioners? I’ve waited long enough for a response and/or action to this question. Granted, there has been a great deal of coverage by the news media regarding our plight and we are very grateful for that. However, one would expect the governor of New York state to step in at one point or another.Many, many emails and letters have been sent to Gov. Cuomo and they have been blatantly ignored. Word has come back to our devoted pensioners that the governor is aware of our situation. He is aware? Why, then, doesn’t someone, anyone, from his office respond to us?We are a group of dedicated people who have given our life’s work to taking care of many of the members of this community. Apparently, Gov. Cuomo doesn’t care about votes from hard-working hospital workers who helped so many of the families of Schenectady County.Well, Gov. Cuomo, Bishop Scharfenberger has already had one private meeting with my co-chairman, Bob Bradley, and I. It was very helpful, and he has offered to help our members in any way that he can. In fact, his office has already contacted me and scheduled a follow-up meeting before the end of this month. Where do you stand?We deserve some of your time. We count as voters, but more importantly as the good and hardworking people of St. Clare’s Hospital. Mary HartshorneDelansonThe writer is co-chair of the St. Clare’s Pensioners. Nation didn’t have a president one dayCurrently we seem to be having a run of constitutional crises. We have had a few in history, but the one in 1849 stands out for me. President Polk’s term ended at noon on March 4, 1849. President-elect Zachary Taylor, however, refused to take the oath of office that day as it was the Sabbath and he waited until the next day. So who succeeded? The presidential succession act in place at the time does not help much, as the term of the senator serving as president pro tempore also expired on the Sabbath.So was the United States without a president for one day? Whoever it was had only, at most, a one-day term, and that certainly helped keep the mischief down.John HersheyCharltonMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWaiting for word on fate of Lady LibertyA haven’t written to the readers of The Gazette all winter as it seemed fruitless because I knew that nothing was going to be done about the return of the Statue of Liberty to her rightful place during the bad weather, since nothing has been done during the better weather months.I was thinking that it was about time to start the second year of pursuit to brighten up Gateway Park with the statue, among the beautiful flowers that have broken out.Bob Nicolella’s April 28 letter and the plea for something to be done hit home for me and the many residents of Schenectady who are waiting for answers to our pleas as well. The Holocaust memorial would stand as a tribute to the many men, women, and children, regardless of age, that lost their lives to a monster who had no regard for human life just because of their birth in the Jewish faith. It’s true that a monument is only made of stone, but it is the spirit of those that lost their lives and their memory that we must honor.The Statue of Liberty is that same symbol to all the people that support our cause to return the Lady of the Harbor, to her rightful place in Schenectady.As the committee for the Holocaust memorial waits for answers, we also wait. We have been promised twice, in The Gazette, that an answer would come “soon.”He who waits has hope.James A. WilsonSchenectady
Image source: DutraThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District is seeking comment for proposed new dredging work for the Norfolk Harbor Navigation Improvements Project, Thimble Shoals Channel -West.According to an official announcement, approximately 8 million cubic yards of maintenance and new work dredged material from the Norfolk Harbor project is proposed for dredging, transport, and placement at the Dam Neck Ocean Disposal Site (DNODS).The anticipated construction duration is approximately 970 days.Following initial construction of the channel, maintenance dredging is expected to be required every 2 to 3 years and remove approximately 800,000 cubic yards per cycle during the maintenance phase of the project.The comment period closes on May 31.