Three people jailed after Mason City drug bust

August 13, 2020

first_imgMASON CITY — Three people from Mason City have been arrested after police say a search warrant turned up more than two pounds of marijuana and dozens of drug edibles.The North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force executed the search warrant on January 30th at 1023 12th Northwest in Mason City, a location that law enforcement says was under surveillance for a period of time for the possible trafficking of marijuana. Arrested on Sunday were:== 21-year-old Michael Payton Junior, who is charged with three controlled substance violations and two counts of failure to affix a drug tax stamp. Payton is accused of being in possession of more than 90 edibles containing marijuana weighing nearly nine pounds, and was also found to be in possession of more than 1200 grams of marijuana with the intent to deliver. Authorities also allegedly found five vapor oil cartridges containing cannabis oil in Payton’s possession.== 22-year-old Shavaghnta Carter and 22-year-old Maranda Baseman, who were each charged with two felony-level controlled substance violations and two counts of failure to affix a drug tax stamp. Carter and Baseman are each accused of possessing more than 1200 grams of marijuana with the intent to deliver, as well as allegedly found more than 90 edibles containing marijuana weighing about six pounds.All three were booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on Sunday. Payton is being held on $25,000 bond, while Carter and Baseman are each being held on $20,000 bond.last_img read more

Ex Lone Star Shows Life after Football

January 14, 2020

first_imgThe saying that there is life after football has been brought home as a former national team player has showed that there can be life after football by becoming a businessman.Former Liberian international striker, Arcadia Martin Wesay Toe, since hanging his boots, has now become a reputable businessman. He has changed a past trend when professional footballers turned out to disappoint those who were determined to follow their examples.His business is known as the Arcadia M. W. Toe Incorporated with two branches in Liberia and Japan.Arcadia’s company is deals in used cars, tires and engines and a host of devices, including laptops, iPods, mobile phones, etc.Established in December 2014 in Japan, the Arcadia M. W. Toe Inc., went through a rigorous check by Japanese authorities before officially licensed and it is reported to have a huge investment, since it began operational one and half years ago.Besides used cars, and other devices, the company is also engaged in Real Estate in the Township of Brewerville outside Monrovia.Arcadia Toe, who arrived in Liberia a couple of days ago from Japan told reporters that he is aware that no one plays football his entire life and he prepared for life after active football.“I trained as an auto mechanic in Japan and worked on vehicles,” Arcadia explained.The former footballer said through careful planning, he chose to get into business.In a dispatch from Japan, on June 6, Liberia’s Ambassador to Japan, Youngor S. Telewoda was thrilled when she visited Arcadia Toe at his business center saw a plethora of items ready for market.With a hardworking Japanese staff and some Liberians, Arcadia noted that plans are underway for trips to be made by staff from both countries, particularly his Liberian staff to upgrade their skills in Japan.As a former footballer, Arcadia also hinted that he intends bring into the country footballs and boots from Japan for sale at affordable prices to local clubs in Liberia.He is currently doing his ‘A’ Coaching License course, along with sports management and may likely manage a club on the local scene.He said several containers from Japan with used cars, tires and engines have since been offloaded at the Freeport of Monrovia. With a website,, the company’s activities are also on Facebook, twitter and Wassup. With several Liberians in the employ of the company, Mr. Toe has joined the campaign to contribute to the country’s economic growth.As a footballer, Arcadia Toe won two caps for the country’s senior national team, Lone Star against Sudan in a friendly match and a 2006 World Cup qualifier away to Mali where he scored his side’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss.He has scored in the various countries that he has played soccer, including Ghana, Niger, Mali, Sudan, Libya, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. During his last visit to Liberia in 2012, the philanthropist footballer gave close to one hundred pairs of football boots to footballers and held tournaments in several communities with attractive prizes, along with jerseys to sporting organizations.So the truth that there is life after football has come to life and current footballers or athletes can emulate his fine example.Footballers of this generation can learn from him and to be more purposeful in their careers so that in the long run Liberia can have many footballers plying their trade, seriously in the European soccer market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Silver Streak transit service to hit the streets

January 11, 2020

first_imgIn addition to Los Angeles, the Silver Streak also will take customers to major station stops in Montclair, Pomona, West Covina and El Monte. When the Silver Streak begins service, Friesema said Line 480, which stretches from Montclair to Los Angeles, will no longer travel into downtown Los Angeles. John Fasana, a board member and Duarte City Councilman, said the Silver Streak will help improve transportation in the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys. “This is important for our valleys because it’s going to get people out of their cars and onto public transit and give them a quick ride to work, which will help ease congestion on the freeways,” Fasana said. “If you think about the cost of parking downtown and sitting in traffic, this is really a great savings.” Officials said the Silver Streak will provide daily service running every 10-12 minutes, 24 hours a day. The Silver Streak bus fare will cost riders $2 each way and 31-day passes will be $80. Seniors, people with disabilities and Medicare cardholders can ride for $1. To help promote the new service Foothill Transit is offering free rides on the Silver Streak from March 18 to April 1. Foothill Transit now operates 35 fixed-route local, express and rail-feeder lines, covers 327 square miles, and serves 15 million customers each year. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 60-foot tandem buses will be equipped with free Wi-Fi service to allow riders to do work, surf the Internet or check e-mails. The agency’s Smart Bus Equipment, which includes an automatic vehicle location system, will provide automatic stop announcements, automatic passenger counters, on-board security cameras and station stop bus arrival displays. Briesemeister said the 30-bus fleet also features comfortable seating, capacity for up to 58 riders and provides people with an opportunity to be more productive and relaxed on their commute. Felicia Friesema, Foothill Transit spokeswoman, said the new service will cost $6.5 million per year to maintain operation and will be paid for through state and local funding sources. “The idea was to create a high-capacity people mover to alleviate some of the crowding we were seeing on Line 480, which is our most popular line, and meet the greatest needs, which is why it is stopping at major station stops,” Friesema said. Friesema said the Silver Streak will give riders a quicker commute time by eliminating some local stops that Line 480 makes and by spending only about 5 percent of its total trip on surface streets. Instead, it will travel primarily on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway and HOV lanes. • Video: Silver Streak buses EL MONTE – Foothill Transit is launching what officials are touting as a cutting-edge bus service expected to give commuters a quicker and smoother ride into downtown Los Angeles and other major station stops. Transit officials unveiled the new Silver Streak on Thursday at the El Monte Bus Station and said it will hit the streets March 18. “This is a commuter’s dream,” said Wilfred Briesemeister, Foothill Transit executive board president. “These are not the buses of yesteryear.” last_img read more

Raiders trade for Bills’ Zay Jones to bolster receiving corps

December 20, 2019

first_imgOn the heels of dressing just four wide receivers in a win over the Bears, the Raiders acquired wide receiver Zay Jones from the Bills Monday night.The news was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who said the Raiders would send a fifth-round draft pick in 2021 to Buffalo in return.Jones is a third-year player out of East Carolina who flashed at times in his first two seasons with the Bills, but he appears to have fallen out of favor in Buffalo. In Sunday’s win over the Titans, Jones …last_img read more

Rockets donate $4 million to help storm victims

November 30, 2019

first_imgView comments Recently acquired Rockets point guard Chris Paul donated $50,000 to a fund created by Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, the defensive end posted on Twitter on Monday.Current and former Rockets players James Harden, Eric Gordon, Patrick Beverley and Paul all took to social media to send thoughts and prayers to the people of Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe storm, now classified as a Tropical Storm, has hammered the Houston area with flooding as a result of massive rainfall totals. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. AFPHouston, United States — The Houston Rockets have donated $4 million to help the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey which has caused devastating flooding in the city, the NBA team announced on Monday.“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “Please stay safe, Houston.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Quiel’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa PLAY LIST 04:04‘Quiel’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa05:08DOST-Pagasa 11 A.M. weather update, November 22, 201900:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Almost 3M netizens illegally streamed Mayweather vs. McGregor fight—report UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Pingris: Hotshots ‘gave up’ in Game 1 loss to Bolts

November 30, 2019

first_imgChief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments MOST READ Bolts defuse Hotshots Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Read Next Star lost an early 17-point lead and a 12-point advantage in the fourth quarter as it committed six costly turnovers in the final three minutes of the game.“Those things happen. Maybe, because we want to win so bad, you can’t avoid turnovers like those,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Even I am not spared from those, so next time, we have to make up for that. We need to learn from our mistakes in this game,” added Pingris, who was responsible for four of the Hotshots’ 24 turnovers that resulted to 26 turnover points by the Bolts.Star coach Chito Victolero echoed Pingris’ sentiments and said the Hotshots have their work cut out for them in Game 2 on Tuesday. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESBIÑAN — Marc Pingris didn’t deny that Star floundered when it mattered most in Game 1 of its best-of-5 semifinals series against Meralco on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena here.“We gave up, and it happened, of all times, in fourth quarter,” the veteran forward said in Filipino after a 72-66 loss to the top-seeded Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We need to do something on the mental aspect of our game. We got affected by their late run, so we need to calm ourselves and play for 48 minutes to bounce back for Game 2,” the soft-spoken mentor said.And Pingris knows that the line that separates a 1-all deadlock to a 0-2 series deficit for the Hotshots will boil down to one simple thing.“It’s all about the defense,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


November 7, 2019

first_imgIn other WA news, Karratha claimed their sixth straight North West Championship title in the Touch Football outpost of Broome on the June long weekend. The Hedland Touch Association sent four teams to Broome, with their top side well prepared for the challenge of stealing the North West crown from Karratha, and it showed in results on Saturday that these two were shaping as the teams to beat during the tournament.Both teams won round games convincingly on the Saturday, while Tom Price 1 had a shock draw against Hedland 2, and Broome 1 scored twice in the dying stages against Karratha 2 to win 6-5. Meanwhile, Karratha 1 and Hedland 1 powered into Sunday with more strong wins.Karratha started the final with a flurry of touchdowns, and quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Men’s tournament MVP Naps Levi, and captain-coach Lincoln Tavo helped Hedland settle into the match, but the international experience of Brian Fitzroy, along with former NTL rep Tobie Burnnand and WA 18’s player Carolyn Levien. But it was to be Karratha’s day – 6-4 sealing their sixth straight North West Championship. In news out of WA, the Western Australia Board of Management met on the weekend and granted affiliate status to a new Touch Football Club, United Touch. The club is set to run in Perth on Friday nights, which is the only night not occupied by a club in the metro area. Excellent news! In the NRL tipping competition Kiwi Mongrel is proving hard to catch, maintaining his number one ranking, as is ‘jjj’ in the AFL ladder. With plenty of matches to go however, anything can happen! The South East Queensland Touch League kicked off last Friday night, with over 600 players set to take part in this year’s Mens and Womens Open competition. For the full wrap of the first night of competition, see the TFA website this afternoon. Socceroo fever is taking over and to follow the name trend, TFA are looking for suggestions for a team name for the sides heading to the World Cup in South Africa in 2007. Some suggestions have already been the Bilbies, Emus, Numbats, Wallaroos…if you think you have a better suggestion, send it to [email protected] The online survey for the Fox TV package is closing on Friday 17 June. To take part in the survey you’ll need to subscribe to the front page of the website or email [email protected] TFA will be releasing the survey for the final time tomorrow, so make sure you subscribe today if you want to take part. TFA is calling for Youth Coaches for the Australian Junior Teams, check out all the info in the following story: TFA CALLS FOR YOUTH COACHESAround 40 teams gathered in Townsville over the weekend for the North Queensland Touch Championships. Teams traveled from as far north as Weipa and Thursday Island, west to Mt Isa and south to Mackay. A full wrap will be available on the TFA website this afternoon. Welcome to the mid-week edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, I’m sorry for the delay in this week’s news update, I’ve enjoyed a couple of days break but I’m back with a mountain of news in Touch from around Australia… The ACT and Victorian Touch sides are set to battle it out this Sunday at the NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders game at Olympic Park. So make sure you’re there to see Touch take centre stage between 1:25pm and 1:55pm on Sunday June 18 at Olympic Park, it’s a great opportunity to promote our sport. Queensland Touch and Sandstorm Beach Club co-launched the Queensland Touch State of Origin Campaign and the Sandstorm Beach Touch competition last Friday. Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Cook (Beach Volleyball) is also the director of Sandstorm and worked hard to promote the two events together with the Queensland Touch staff. For the full wrap of the day’s action and also the one on one interviews with Natalie Cook and Womens Open Captain Sharyn Williams, check out the TFA website this afternoon. Another new affiliate that recently kicked off in Victoria, Parkville Touch, are enjoying some good publicity on their first competition, To read the story printed in their local newspaper, click here: PARKVILLE TOUCH KICKS OFF ESUS Touch Shoes have started to sell with the National Training Squad set to be fitted at their upcoming camp. If you are interested in buying a pair of shoes you can call the TFA office on 1800 654 951 and you can visit the story on the ESUS shoes here: ESUS SHOES Wallsend Touch in NSW are holding a 25th Anniversary Ball for all past and present players, volunteers, referees and administrators. For all the details check out To place an order for a copy of the NTL package shown on Fox Sports or the raw footage of the Mens, Womens or Mixed Open finals, just ring 1800 654 951 and speak to Rachel or email [email protected] The Fox Package is just $20, while the raw footage is $30. For players, coaches and referees the raw footage is great training material as it includes the commentary from the referees during the games. TFA are updating the AusTouch website which will be ready soon for viewing. It will be full of new information and resources for anyone interested in the AusTouch program.last_img read more

a month agoMan boss Solskjaer delighted with new-look defence

October 28, 2019

first_imgMan boss Solskjaer delighted with new-look defenceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s happy with their defending.Solskjaer has come under growing pressure following United’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham and their Carabao Cup shootout win against Rochdale, but dismissed the criticism.“We’re focused on what we have to do and that’s to keep improving,” said Solskjaer.“I never said it was gonna be easy this season, there are gonna be ups and downs, highs and lows, and when we lose a game we have to trust ourselves and what we’re doing, keep the eyes on the prize and keep to the principles we believe in.“You can see how much we’ve improved defensively, that’s where we put the big money in with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.“We don’t concede many chances, concede too many goals, but the other way going forward is where we’ve struggled with injuries, to Paul, Anthony, Marcus.“We’ve had some bad luck in that respect and it doesn’t help when you lose players.“It’s a team improving, evolving, a young team, the culture is there see every single day in training.“There are no issues with attitudes, work rate and desire, now [it’s a case of] can we trust ourselves?“You can see against Astana and Rochdale they want to impress, do well, but maybe they rush their finish at times.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoLautaro Martinez says Inter Milan need to step up standards after Juventus defeat

October 28, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lautaro Martinez says Inter Milan need to step up standards after Juventus defeatby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez says they need to step up standards after defeat to Juventus.Martinez hit his second goal in as many games but it was a second consecutive loss for the Nerazzurri. The Argentine spoke to Inter TV following the match: “The truth is that we played how we prepared for the game in the first half,” he began by saying. “After they took the lead, we worked in the way that we had set. In the second half, something changed. We struggled and unfortunately, they found the goal at the end and we couldn’t get an equaliser.“When we’re all back together after international duty, we’ll talk about this match. If we want to play at the level of these times, we have a lot more work to do. Everyone who plays whether they start or come on must give their best. This is how to grow as a group.” last_img read more