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Roosevelt Man Admits Shooting Police Officer

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Roosevelt man has admitted to shooting a Hempstead village police officer who was looking to question the man about a street robbery in 2011.Michael Benitez pleaded guilty Monday at Nassau County court to second-degree attempted murder shortly after opening arguments at his trial.Prosecutors said the 23-year-old man fired multiple shots at a Hempstead police officer who was chasing him to question him about a robbery on Dec. 2, 2011.The officer was hit in the left arm and back but return fire, hitting Benitez in the groin, thigh and arm.When Benitez still refused to drop his gun, the officer shot the gun out of his hand. The bullet that struck the officer in the back was stopped by his bulletproof vest.Judge Tammy Robbins is expected to sentence Benitez to 25 years in prison on March 11.last_img read more

Rivers Utd Threaten to Approach FIFA, Others over Champions League Ticket

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first_imgAccording to the table, while Rivers United and Enyimba were tied on same number of points, a totally strange/ inconclusive head-to-head consideration affected by same force majeure was used to place Enyimba in the second position.“Nothing can be further from the truth; as such consideration can only exist in the imagination of those peddling the fake table“For emphasis and to inform discerning members of the public, what is internationally known and even in the rule books of League Management Company (LMC) of Nigeria is that points are the first basis of separating teams, followed by goal difference before head to head.“The Points Per Game (PPG) model adopted by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and LMC is a straight forward co-efficient of dividing the total number of points with the total number of matches played as when the league was suspended in order to guarantee fairness to club that played less number of matches.“With the application of PPG, all teams are now measured equally erasing the scenario of whether or not any club played higher number of matches than the other.“It also follows therefore that in separating the tie by goal difference, is to divide number of goals scored by number of matches played to arrive at a coefficient.“Based on the above, it is obvious that Rivers United is the second-placed team and no amount of false narratives will deceive those who should know.“We have already made our position known to the NFF and LMC and, we expect that justice will be served without fear or favour.“On a final note, we may be compelled to explore all legitimate means available, including formal petitions to FIFA, CAF, and CAS to ventilate our grievances and press for justice,” concludes the press statement made available on several platforms by the Rivers United FC media.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Rivers United FC have threatened to explore legitimate means available including formal petition to FIFA, CAF and CAS to ventilate their grievances over the decision of the league managers to place the team in third position.Rivers United have insisted they finished second and not third as against the final season table revealed by the League Management Company.In a statement signed by the General Manager of the club, Okey Kpaluku and made available to media over the weekend which reads, “Our attention has been drawn to a purported Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table being circulated around the media space wherein Plateau United, Enyimba and Rivers United were placed first, second and third respectively.last_img read more

Rogers City Theatre’s ‘Shrek The Musical’ Brings Far Far Away to Life

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRogers City- Singing and dancing fill the stage over at Rogers City Theater as the cast and crew prepare to pull off one of the most lively musicals to hit the stage.“Shrek The Musical” is based off the film, Shrek, which follows the story of an Ogre and Donkey through the mythical land of Far Far Away. The biggest difference between the movie and the musical is the styles of music, encompassing a wide spectrum of  styles and rhythms.Rogers City Theater has not had a true back-to-back sellout since 2004 which was a high school performance of Annie. Actor William Burrel-Reece is excited for his performance and ready to be back on the stage.“We’re going to show you a lot of things that haven’t come out of this theatre in a long time,” said Burrel-Reece who will be a jack of all trades in the show.The show takes the stage March 9-11 & 16-18. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6. You can purchase them at the door.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Ella White Ensures Teachers and Students are safe after yesterday’s scareNext Alpena County Sheriff’s Office sets the standards for school safetylast_img read more