Batesville, In. — The DNR is asking deer hunters for help with a disease surveillance program in Franklin and Fayette counties.State biologists are sampling deer harvested from portions of those two counties for bovine tuberculosis. After a slow start to the deer firearms season, however, the program is running behind. Biologists have collected just 16 percent of the samples needed to reach their surveillance goal, largely because of weather.Firearms season started for deer this past Saturday and runs through Dec. 3. Opening weekend was affected by thunderstorms and warm temperatures, which resulted in a lower harvest compared to previous opening weekends.For example, the combined two-day first-weekend harvest in Franklin and Fayette counties was down about 60 percent from 2016.The DNR is asking those who hunt in the surveillance zone to help it collect samples. The preference is for bucks that are 2 years old or older, but all deer will be accepted for testing. The DNR hopes to sample between 500 and 1,200 deer, depending on age.The surveillance zone is the area south of State Road 44 and west of State Road 1 in Fayette County, and in the northwest portion of Franklin County, west of Brookville Lake. See a map at wildlife.IN.gov/9320.htm.Surveillance involves collecting and testing lymph nodes from the head and neck of deer harvested by hunters and voluntarily submitted for evaluation.Hunters can bring their deer to a biological check station at the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site maintenance facility in Metamora, 19083 Clayborn St., and to Mustin’s Processing in Connersville, or Hunters Choice in Brookville.Hunters who submit a deer for testing will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 10 authorizations to take an additional buck from anywhere in Indiana (with landowner permission) during the 2018-2019 deer hunting season. Hunters who bring the DNR a buck at least 2 years old will receive 10 entries into the drawing. Hunters who bring in does that are at least 2 years old will receive three entries into the drawing. Hunters who bring in yearlings will receive one entry into the drawing. Entries are cumulative — hunters who bring in multiple deer will have an even better chance of winning.DNR will continue to collect samples from deer harvested within this “bTB” surveillance zone through Jan. 7 (excluding Thanksgiving and several days around Christmas).
By John Burton |RED BANK — A mid-morning crash of an SUV into the former Red Bank home of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group was continuing to snarl traffic into the early afternoon.A late model beige Chevrolet Tahoe, according to Red Bank police, traveling north on Riverside Avenue, ran into 176 Riverside Ave., a two-story structure located just south of the Route 35 traffic-signaled intersection. The crash occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m., according to police.The vehicle crashed through a window area, with the vehicle’s front portion became lodged inside the structure.According to Police Chief Darren McConnell, the SUV was being driven by an approximately 50-year-old male, accompanied by a female front-seat passenger in her 70s. The vehicle was registered to a Holmdel address. McConnell did not have their identities available.The two were transported to Riverview Medical Center to be treated for head and neck injuries that McConnell labeled “non-life threatening.”“It appears he just lost control of the vehicle,” McConnell said of the driver.The car accident attracted an unusual amount of media attention, with NJ State Police and Univision helicopters hovering overhead, and news crews from News12, CBS, NBC and other news outlets on the scene.The Middletown Emergency Services’ Special Services provided assistance and was bracing the building front facade to allow for the SUV to be removed, according to Red Bank Fire Marshal Stanley Sickels.That portion of the building was unoccupied at the time of the crash, Sickels said.The extent of the building’s damage was unknown at this point, he added.Emergency vehicles parked out front of the location, resulting in blocking one northbound traffic lane, backing up traffic on the heavily traveled Riverside Avenue.The location had been home to the Visiting Nurse Association until the organization relocated to Holmdel earlier this year.
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Stating that the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had reached a political dead end, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar on Thursday said that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had lost all claim to be a ‘national leader’ after his party’s rout in the general elections.“The dismal performance of the NCP and the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections has reduced Sharad Pawar from being a national leader to being the leader of only the Baramati constituency,” said Mr. Ambedkar, speaking in Solapur.He also said Mr. Pawar had been ‘caught in the trap’ laid by the Bharatiya Janata Party.Mr. Ambedkar, whose front proved to be a major vote-splitter of traditional Congress-NCP votes, claimed that post the poll results, the VBA had emerged as the main opposition party and not the Congress-NCP combine.“If you analyse their [Congress-NCP] cumulative vote share, 80% of the votes they received were from the minority community while only 20% constitute non-Muslim votes,” said the VBA leader, who intends to contest all 288 seats in the upcoming Assembly elections.He also said the parties would have to contest the Assembly polls separately if they wished to rebuild their crumbling organisations.Mr. Ambedkar, who lost from both the Akola and the Solapur Lok Sabha seats, has forged an alliance with Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM).The only VBA candidate to win a Lok Sabha seat was Imtiaz Jaleel, formerly a sitting AIMIM legislator who bagged the Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituency to beat four-time Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire.In a bid to cobble up a viable ‘third front’, Mr. Ambedkar has already made an ‘offer’ to Swabhimani Paksha chief Raju Shetti to join his front.
Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia was in total control as he swept away India’s rising star Parupalli Kashyap 21-19, 21-11 in the men’s singles quarter-final at the Wembley on Thursday.Close on the heels of Saina’s win, when Kashyap took the court, the crowd support was the same.However, the Hyderabadi was unable to match the seasoned Lee of Malaysia in fast paced rallies as the favourite stayed ahead.”This was my first Olympics and I am happy I go this far,” said Kashyap later.
John Kolar and Mike Yurcich at Kolar’s in-home visit. (via Twitter/john_kolar7)Ed. note: Kyle Boone is taking a look back at Oklahoma State’s 2015 recruiting class today. First up was defense. Now, the offense.High SchoolersJeff Carr, Running Back5-8, 175 poundsCarr committed just a week ago and Mike Gundy said he “could be the sleeper of this class.” Carr’s only Division I offer came from OSU a week ago. At 5-8, 173, Carr’s only knock is his size.However his 40-yard dash time of 4.45 and 2,147 rushing yards as a senior make him an intriguing athlete and one that could be fun to watch as a return man or in the backfield.Carr certainly needs to put on some weight to be able to compete in the Big 12 but Rob Glass and Co. should be able to put him in a great position at OSU.John Kolar, Quarterback6-4, 190 poundsKolar played wide receiver until his junior season and moved to the quarterback position following an injury to All-American David Cornwell. Kolar threw for 2,292 yards to go along with 24 touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns his senior season.Kolar committed early after OSU offered first last year and was loyal throughout the process. At 6-4, 190 pounds he should have a chance to put on some weight and strength during what is likely to be a redshirt freshman year.Vaimoe Sekona, Offensive Guard6-4, 290 poundsSekona is the lone Californian signee in the 2015 class who played as a two way lineman in high school. He was ranked as one of the top 50 defensive tackles in the nation, and OSU has recruited him to play as an offensive lineman where Scout ranks him as the No. 36 offensive guard nationally.Sekona will need to improve his technique and strength but he appears poised to see playing time early in his career.Johnny Wilson, Offensive Line6-4, 290 poundsWilson put on over 20 pounds throughout the course of his senior year and his coach, Greg McClendon, says Wilson has a “mean streak” on the field. McClendon also said this about his work ethic, “I’d say his No. 1 interest outside of football is weight room,” McClendon said, “and then I think after that he enjoys hunting and fishing.”Jalen McCleskey, Wide Receiver5-10, 160 poundsMcCleskey could potentially gray shirt next season and count towards the 2016 scholarship list for next year. At 160 pounds McCleskey will need to bulk up but shows promise and speed, as he is clocked at a 4.37 40-yard dash time.Comparisons between him and former receiver Josh Stewart have been plenty, and there is a good chance he becomes the same deep threat that Stewart once was.Marcus Keyes, Offensive Line6-5, 265 poundsKeyes was the definition of a late addition, as he picked up an offer Tuesday and signed his letter of intent on Wednesday. The de-commitment of Josh Jones left a vacant scholarship open, and Keyes fits the bill for an offensive lineman who will be able to develop and hone his skills in Stillwater.I expect Keyes to redshirt and gain experience and probably contribute as a sophomore or junior.TransfersChris Carson, Running Back6-1, 210Carson is a junior college transfer from Butler County C.C. who flipped his commitment from Georgia just this week and signed with OSU Wednesday. If anyone will play right away, it’s Chris Carson, a punishing back with an impressive resume.He is a beast on the field with a 40 time of 4.35 and fits the part of an every down Big 12 back. Carson will certainly push to be the day 1 starter next season and his focus and mindset appears to set him apart from others. His highlight video is insane. Here’s another one:Victor Salako, Offensive Tackle6-6, 320 poundsThe gravity of Salako’s transfer may not have set in just yet, but Salako is a 320-pound offensive tackle (!) who I believe will be a day 1 starter next season.The UAB transfer started all 12 games as a sophomore and was able to practice during bowl season with the team. Salako will make the biggest impact next season and be able to contribute immediately.Brandon Pertile, Offensive Line6-5, 300 poundsPertile was a highly regarded junior college lineman although he missed his entire sophomore campaign due to a knee injury. A late Florida visit tested Pertile’s loyalty, but he stuck with the Cowboys and told Tulsa World’s Mark Cooper that it that’s where my heart was!”With Pertile being a junior college guy coming back from injury, I would expect him to be able to contribute at the tackle position next season and could be an excellent run blocker, something the Cowboys desperately need.Todd Mays, Running Back / Quarterback / Athlete6-0, 200 poundsWhile the OSU fan base has gone borderline insane anxiously anticipating an elite running back, Todd Mays has been sitting back smiling just waiting for his opportunity.Mays played quarterback and running back at East Mississippi C.C. and he could play some in the slot receiver or out of the backfield. I expect Mays to have a big year next season as he is explosive and hard to bring down as you can see in his highlight reel.Matt Kellerman, Offensive Tackle6-6, 300 poundsKellerman and Chris Carson were teammates at Butler County C.C. and he will get a chance to plow some holes for Carson again as they team up in Stillwater next season. Kellerman will be able to mesh into the rotation next season probably at the tackle position and push for a starting spot as a junior college transfer.Including junior college and graduate transfers as well as high school signees, the Cowboys officially add 22 members to the football program.Is it football season yet?If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. 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(The four walkers heading to Ottawa. Facebook photo)APTN National News ATTAWAPISKAT–A close aide to Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is among a group of four men currently walking from Attawapiskat to Ottawa calling for the Canadian government to “honour our treaties.”Danny Metatawabin and two other men began their journey on Saturday walking south along a snowmobile trail connecting the communities of Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany to Moosonee, Ont. The trail will eventually become an ice road later this winter.Metatawabin, Brian Okimaw and Paul Mattinas began the walk in Attawapiskat and were later joined by Remi Nakogee. They walk from sunrise to sunset.“We, the grassroots people, are walking to Ottawa from the traditional territories of the Omushkegowuk (people) to deliver a message to the leaders of both levels of government and to our respective chiefs that the time to honour our treaties is now!” wrote Metatawabin on a Facebook page dedicated to the walk. “The time to address and reconcile Aboriginal issues is now!”The walk is dubbed, “Reclaiming Our Steps Past, Present and Future.”Metatawabin was one of Spence’s closest aides during the Attawapiskat chief’s liquids-only fast which lasted from mid-December 2012 to mid-January 2013.new[email protected]