Binghamton Police respond to ‘suspicious’ fire, make arrest on Matthews Street

first_imgTwo counts of assault in the 2nd degreeCriminal obstruction breathingObstruction governmental administrationResisting arrest Police officials say upon arrival, they were advised that there may still be people on the second floor of the building.  They say Shofkam pushed one officer and attacked the other. The police department also says he and the officer fell down the second-floor stairs. Additionally, the police department says both officers were treated for injuries at a hospital and were later released. They say the fire is suspicious in nature.  The police department says the officers were able to take Shofkom into custody.  BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department arrested a suspect after responding to a residential fire that occurred early Friday morning. They say two Binghamton Police Officers began to search for and evacuate residents that were inside.  The suspect was not injured, they say. The Binghamton Police Department says 35-year-old Brian Shofkom of Binghamton was charged with the following: Police officials say while the officers were in the second-floor stairwell, Shofkom approached them from behind. The police department says they responded at approximately 3:19 a.m. and arrived on scene at 193 Matthews St. The Binghamton Police Department asks anyone with information to contact the Binghamton Police Detective Bureau at (607) 772-7080.last_img read more

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Speedy release of sick, elderly inmates mulled

first_img“Mag-setako, 70 years old or 75, 70. Hindi na marunong mag-holdup ‘yan. Hindi na makatakbo ‘yan. O kung takotka pa kay serial rapist, ipaputol nalang muna mo diyan sa founder nilabago palabasin,” Duterte added. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte wanted toexpedite the release of sick and elderly inmates who are detained inside theNew Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. Duterte, meanwhile, admitted some inmatesabove 70 years old refused to get out of the national penitentiary as they wereconsidered outcasts in the society. Duterte on Tuesday said he will ask Departmentof Justice (DOJ) secretary Menardo Guevarra and prison officials for the earlyrelease. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ask Justice secretary Menardo Guevarra and other prison officials to expedite the release of sick and elderly inmates who are detained inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO “Alam moba ‘yang nasa kulungan na umabot na ng 15, 20years? Ayaw nang lumabas ‘yan,”Duterte said. “‘Yang sa penal colony,‘pag ini-release mo, maghanap ‘yan ng problema.” The NBP is one of the penal colonies under thecontrol and supervision of the Bureau of Corrections./PN “Wala na‘yan eh. Lalo na ‘yung mga 80s. What’s the use of keeping themthere?” he said. “Mag-holdupng one time ‘yan, mag-enjoy, taposgustong bumalik ng presohan. Kasi ang buhay nila for the last 20 years, nandiyan na sa kulungan. Kuntento na ‘yan sakanila,” he added.last_img read more

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No media hype for Wisconsin

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoCHICAGO — Heading into the 2007-08 season, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team won’t have the hype it had last season. But that doesn’t bother the Badgers one bit.”Either way, it doesn’t affect how we perform,” senior forward Brian Butch said. “It’s nice to have all the media attention, but we know what’s the most important thing, and that’s winning games.”At the Big Ten’s media day Sunday, Wisconsin was not selected as one of the top three preseason favorites — just a year removed from being predicted to finish second in the conference.Michigan State, Indiana and Ohio State headline this year’s preseason favorites. Wisconsin is not on the list because the conference only chooses the top three teams. For what it’s worth, the Badgers were selected fourth in the Unauthorized Big Ten Basketball Writers Poll — a poll comprised of 22 writers from newspapers that cover teams across the conference, conducted by The Capital Times’ Rob Schultz and the Chicago Sun-Times’ Herb Gould.It’s easy to see why Wisconsin is not garnering as much attention as it did last season. The Badgers lost three starters and 51 percent of their scoring in Jason Chappell, Kammron Taylor and Alando Tucker.At the same time, it’s easy to see why Michigan State is predicted as the Big Ten’s top team this year. The Spartans return 90 percent of their scoring, including this year’s preseason Big Ten Player of the Year in senior guard Drew Neitzel — an honor the Badgers’ Tucker earned last season.Neitzel said heading into this season as the preseason Player of the Year on the conference’s top team is a nice honor, but it will definitely make things harder for him.”The only thing it really does is put a huge target on your back, so everybody can try to shut you down,” said Neitzel, who averaged 18.1 points per game last season. “But I embrace it.”Joining Neitzel on the Big Ten’s preseason All-Conference team is Illinois center Shaun Pruitt, Indiana forward D.J. White, Ohio State guard Jamar Butler and Penn State forward Geary Claxton — all of whom are seniors.New faces: The Big Ten features three new head coaches this season, and many current coaches believe they have already made an impact.”It gives me heartburn,” said Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo of Todd Lickliter, John Beilein and Tubby Smith’s arrival to the Big Ten.Lickliter takes over the reigns at Iowa after six years of helping build Butler into one of the nation’s top mid-major teams. With the Bulldogs, Lickliter posted a 131-62 record while leading his team to four post-season berths, including two Sweet 16 appearances. For Lickliter, the decision to bolt for Iowa — a team that finished sixth in the Big Ten last season — was all about the opportunity to coach in a high-profile conference. Reuniting with an old friend like Ohio State’s Thad Matta helped, too.”We’re good friends, so competing against each other will be challenging,” said Lickliter, who as an assistant under Matta at Butler. “There’s only two possibilities when you do that: Either you lose or your friend loses, and neither one is very appealing. But it’s still exciting.”After Tommy Amaker was ousted at Michigan, West Virginia’s John Beilein quickly swooped in to take the job — going so far as getting into a sticky contract buyout with the Mountaineers.Beilein said it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up, as he looks forward to the challenge of resurrecting Michigan’s storied basketball program.”To coach at a level like Michigan is a dream job,” Beilein said. “There’s not many universities in the United States — I might be able to count them on one hand — that I would’ve left West Virginia for. Michigan is one of them.”But undoubtedly the most notable head coach making his Big Ten debut this season is Tubby Smith at Minnesota.Smith, who won a national title in his first season at Kentucky, turned some heads by signing with Minnesota — a team that has been at the bottom of the conference for the past couple years. But after dealing with 10 seasons of high expectations in Lexington, Ky. — despite leading the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament every season — Smith just asked himself, “Why not?””I think it was a shock because nobody saw it coming, but I saw it coming,” Smith said. “I felt it was about time for a change. I just needed a new environment.”And Smith said the Gophers aren’t as poor of a team as most perceive them to be. Despite finishing ninth in the conference last year, Minnesota was competitive in a number of its losses.”Their record last year is not indicative of their skill level,” Smith said.”I thought they were in every game,” he added. “I thought they were just not very aggressive.”last_img read more

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Startup Equinox hosts kickoff event Wednesday

first_imgOn Wednesday, the student organization Startup Equinox will host the Startup Equinox Kickoff Event for all students interested in innovation.Startup Equinox is tailored to meet the needs of students who are looking to pitch ideas and connect these ideas to fellow students, faculty and professionals who have successfully worked in entrepreneurial environments.The event will have two parts. The first will start in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom before attendees are to be transported to the Viterbi Hacker House located on Adams Boulevard. The event is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.Spencer Price, a member of the organization, said he has been looking forward to the event for weeks.“The event will be a forum-style gathering where we expect to see hundreds of prospective entrepreneurs come together to listen, learn and network with one another to start turning ideas into realities,” Price said in an email to the Daily Trojan.The members of Startup Equinox have put together a group of speakers over the course of the event. Price said that the event will begin with a panel discussion featuring three speakers including Ron Miller, partner of StartEngine; James Bottom, project director of USC’s Blackstone LaunchPad; and Eytan Elbaz, co-founder of Scopely and head of domain channel at Google.The president of Startup Equinox, Asher Genoot, said the speakers would discuss their experiences starting out in the tech industry.“They will be focusing on one specific thing that they wish they would have known before starting out,” Genoot said.The next part of the event will include five companies pitching ideas: three that are USC start-ups; one from Mike Jones, former CEO of Myspace; and the last from Elbaz.Genoot said the main section of the event will take place after the five pitches.“The primary purpose is to unite students together,” he said. “We want to pull back on great guest speakers and pull forward on having more students featured.”Students will have the opportunity to present their pitches to the hundreds of attendees in the Campus Center Ballroom.“The event’s main purpose — getting students involved and eager to collaborate — revolves around the 40 student fast-pitches which will be one minute each,” Price said in an email to the Daily Trojan.During the event, student band The Neighbors will be performing and food will be served.Once the event has concluded in the Campus Center, all attendees with an RSVP can take a chartered bus to the Viterbi Hacker House for refreshments with other students and networking with the speakers.“We are really pushing our effort to work with other institutes on campus like the Hacker House and to create a friendly environment,” Genoot said.Genoot said the goal of Startup Equinox is to bring students together to create a community geared toward creating new ideas.“The community here is very fragmented. You have Marshall stuck within Marshall, Viterbi stuck within Viterbi, Annenberg with Annenberg,” Genoot said. “In order to create a successful project or company, you have to have students that are from different backgrounds. We want to bring students together based on passions rather than background.”last_img read more

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Second transfer window opens Monday

first_imgThe second Transfer Window for the Glo Premier League opens Monday, 10th December for all clubs in the league.The Premier League Board confirmed that the registration of players can be done for both regular and reserve sides during this period.The transfer window will close two days after the first round of the league at 5pm on 8th January, 2013.last_img

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