Murder investigation underway in Dearborn County

first_imgDearborn County, In. — Indiana State Police detectives are conducting a homicide investigation in the Lawrenceburg area.Officials say the body of Thomas Biedenharn, 73, was found Monday around 2:15 p.m. at a residence on Highridge Court in the Hidden Valley Subdivision. Evidence at the scene suggests foul play was involved.An autopsy has determined his death was a homicide. No arrests have been made.Confidential information can be left with the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigative Division by calling 812-689-5000. The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department and the Dearborn-Switzerland County prosecutor’s office are also assisting.last_img

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Moyes: Vidic decision was mutual

first_img “I think it was the right decision for club and player.” Vidic has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan. The Serb will skipper the Red Devils until the end of the season. “He has been a brilliant servant for Manchester United,” Moyes added. “He is captain and it will remain that way until the end of the season. “He has been a great player for us and we will continue using him.” Moyes confirmed that Jonny Evans will miss Sunday’s home game against Fulham with a calf injury he suffered against Stoke. Phil Jones, who came off with concussion against the Potters, could be fit, however. Press Association Marouane Fellaini’s bad luck with injuries continues as he has suffered a groin injury and will be out for a week, Moyes added. This weekend will be the first time that Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has come back to Old Trafford since leaving the United coaching staff in the summer. Moyes opted to bring in a number of his own staff when he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as manager. The former Everton boss revealed he was sad to see the Dutch coach leave United, however. “Rene helped me when I first came here,” Moyes said. “I had several conversations with him. He helped me, told me about the club, how it runs and the players. “In the end I would have liked him to stay at the time but he wanted to go and that was fine. “I am looking forward to getting Rene back and seeing him.” Meulensteen has struggled at Craven Cottage since replacing Martin Jol last December. Under the Dutchman, who has very limited managerial experience, Fulham have sunk to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. The pressure on Meulensteen intensified on Tuesday when the Londoners were knocked out of the FA Cup by Sky Bet League One strugglers Sheffield United. Moyes admits he feels sorry that talk has already begun about Meulensteen potentially losing his job after only two months at the helm. “There’s always disappointment when you see a manager lose his job, because it’s a difficult job. You have to have very good owners and chairman,” said the Scot. “I’ve been really fortunate here that I’ve got great owners and a great board, I had the same at Everton and at Preston. “Unfortunately some of those other managers have not had the same privileges I’ve had. “But it’s part of the job and you realise you have to work with the people who employ you and unfortunately some of them haven’t had as good ones as I’ve had.” Moyes has faced questions – from outside United – about his ability to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford following Ferguson’s exit. The champions sit some 15 points behind leaders Arsenal in seventh place. Moyes is refusing to write off the title, but he admits the chances of retaining the championship are slim. Moyes said: “What we’ll do is keep trying to win the next game. If we can do that we’ll see where we go. “We need teams to slip up if we are to have any chance.” David Moyes insists he and Nemanja Vidic both decided it was time for the Manchester United captain to leave Old Trafford. Vidic announced on Thursday night that he would be leaving the reigning Premier League champions after eight seasons at the club. “It was something that we all mutually agreed together,” the United boss said. last_img read more

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U.S. Open 2015: Flavia Pennetta wins title, will retire

first_imgIt was a U.S. Open final no one expected and — in the U.S. — not many wanted but Flavia Pennetta could not care less.Pennetta beat childhood pal and fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 (4) 6-2 in the title match in New York, a day after the runner-up engineered one of the biggest shocks in tennis history by ousting Serena Williams.Speaking of shocks, Pennetta then said in her on-court interview Saturday she was retiring from tennis. At first it was thought Pennetta was stopping now but she later told reporters she’ll play until the end of the season.Pennetta, who will turn 34 in February and almost quit the game because of a wrist injury years ago, became the oldest first-time grand slam champion in the Open Era.All of Italy rejoiced having two home-grown players in the final — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi even flew to the Big Apple for the unprecedented occasion — but pockets of Arthur Ashe stadium, the largest regularly used stadium in tennis with a capacity of about 23,000, were empty.Had the U.S.’s Williams made the final, it certainly wouldn’t have been the case. Chasing a calendar-year grand slam heading into the year’s last major, the women’s final at the U.S. Open sold out prior to the men’s for the first time. USA Today said that after Williams topped older sister Venus in the quarterfinals, the average ticket price soared from around $600 to $1,500. After Vinci stunned Williams on Friday, though, the Associated Press reported tickets could be purchased for $45.Besides the omission of 21-time grand slam winner Williams, the U.S. Open final featured two players ranked outside the top 20 for the first time since the rankings were introduced. They used to be, however, No. 1 players in doubles.Fans that did show up for the final, and they were plenty nonetheless — including actors Robert Redford and Michael Douglas — saw Pennetta handle the moment better.She was also able to handle Vinci’s backhand slice, the most recognized part of the world No. 43’s game. The slice, at times, befuddled Williams and helped to coax 40 unforced errors Friday. On paper, Pennetta was the favorite. She was better ranked, at 26th, won one of the most prestigious tournaments outside the majors at Indian Wells last year, reached the top 10 in 2009 and held a 5-3 record versus the 32-year-old Vinci. Further, the U.S. Open has by far been her most successful grand slam.And now she’s Italy’s second women’s grand slam singles champ, following in the quick footsteps of Francesca Schiavone.Waiting for the trophy presentation and in a rare occurrence among players, Pennetta and Vinci sat together. Pennetta called Vinci one of her best friends on tour; they hail from the same region, Puglia, in Italy.The men’s finalSunday’s men’s final sees two familiar names play for the championship. Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1, faces Roger Federer for the second successive time to cap a grand slam. Djokovic, only the second man in the last 45 years after Federer to make all four grand slam finals in one season, won at Wimbledon and is seeking a 10th grand slam crown.The evergreen Federer, 34, tries for a men’s record extending 18th and first since 2012.last_img read more

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Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma keeps churning through busy summer at Team USA camp

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAs Davis, the Lakers’ new star, works to ingrain himself into his new team and town, Kuzma, 24, has his eyes firmly set on a trip to China this summer for the FIBA World Cup. The roster practicing in Las Vegas this week under coach Gregg Popovich is characterized by who’s missing as much as who is available: Davis, James Harden, Bradley Beal, DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love are among the players who declined invitations to play this summer. Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton and Kyle Lowry are the only 2019 All-Stars who are attending a camp typically defined by headliner talent.It’s surely a bit demanding: The 40-day experience will call for a trek through Southern California, Australia and eventually China, where a relatively untested group will be thrown in with the best competition international basketball can offer. Kuzma, who has gone from a fringe roster candidate to a near lock to make the final cut, is fully bought in.“At the end of the day, I love playing basketball,” he said. “Can’t take it for granted. When I’m 37, 38, I would look back and ask, ‘Why didn’t I play FIBA when I was 24?’ I want to live with no regrets.”Kuzma generally has few. But one thing he wished he hadn’t done last season was take too long off. This offseason has been a blur: Kuzma already has visited China this summer, on behalf of Nike and working on other business ventures. Beyond appearances at Summer League alongside Davis and LeBron James, he also headed up another year of his summer camp in Michigan, and has generally been jet-setting since April.Donovan Mitchell, another Team USA roster hopeful and a close friend, says Kuzma’s stacked schedule is something he admires. They take cues from each other: When Kuzma hired a personal chef, Mitchell decided he needed one, too. He saw Kuzma working out immediately after he came back from overseas last time, and it inspired Mitchell to jump back onto the court after he did some traveling himself, he said. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “We push each other to be better,” he said. “That relationship allows us to push each other in different ways. Not a lot of friends do that.”Team USA could be a watershed moment for not only Kuzma, but for the 2017 draft class. Boston’s Jayson Tatum, Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox and Miami’s Bam Adebayo are also among the players in camp this week, seizing advantage of the stars’ absences.Related Articles LAS VEGAS – Though they’re all wearing the same jersey for the next few weeks, Kyle Kuzma has only started getting used to being surrounded by enemies.Not enemies per se — just NBA rivals. But it’s a pronounced imbalance: Between the Team USA senior men’s national team and the Select Team roster, the Celtics, Kings, Nets, Bucks, Nuggets and Hawks are among the teams with multiple players on the court at UNLV during training camp.As the only Lakers representative, he can feel a little outnumbered.“It’s lonely,” he said, with a hint of tongue-in-cheek. “My boy [Anthony Davis] was supposed to come, but he’s got other plans.” Kuzma said he thinks his all-around game has developed over the summer since the Lakers ended their season in April. Video clips of his improved shooting stroke have circulated online, and it could be a moment for him to showcase improved perimeter offense that he’s expected to bring next year.“Keeping it high, using my wrists and be strong flicking it, use my legs,” he said. “I don’t want to be overthinking it. Just those three things, and trust the process.”The early days of camp have helped Kuzma and the rest of his Team USA mates break down their NBA rivalries. He said over time, he expects to “smash” some of the walls between his regular season foes.But he’s taking notes as well: “You kind of get the tendencies for guys and what they wanna do. You see how a lot of that plays into guys getting recruited to play with each other, or scouting teams come playoff time.”last_img read more

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End of Fairy Tale in Melbourne: Damir Džumhur Says Farewell to Australian Open

first_imgThe most beautiful story of this year’s Australian Open ended today in the third round at Hisense Arena. The B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur failed to beat Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic, and the final score of the match was 3:0 in sets.The B&H tennis player held himself well in the first set, which lasted 37 minutes. With the result 5:4 for Berdych, Džumhur lost the first set after losing the serve, and the score was 6:4 in the first set.In the second set, Damir’s concentration was low. He contested decisions by the umpire and sought a challenge. His nervousness was noticeable, and resulted in the unnecessary loss of a few points.In Melbourne, Džumhur showed that through work and effort, without support of the country and system, excellent results could be achieved. With proper and effective work, which the money earned from Melbourne will help, Damir will be able to achieve his goals and enter the top 100 players in the world.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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