DEC charges man with killing bald eagle in Tompkins

first_img CAROLINE, N.Y. – Donald Mix, 57, is facing three New York Environmental Conservation Law charges after allegedly shooting a bald eagle, a threatened species, in Caroline.According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Mix is charged with illegal taking of protected wildlife, illegal taking of wild birds and illegal taking of a bald eagle. Penalties for the first two tickets range from a $250 fine to 15 days in jail, or both. Penalties for taking a bald eagle range from a $5,000 fine to 90 days in jail, or both.A neighbor reported the incident to the DEC after hearing gunshots and noticing a large bird flopping in the field behind her home, according to a DEC spokesperson. Environmental conservation officer Ozzie Eisenberg found a deceased adult bald eagle when he arrived at the scene.Bald eagles are no longer on the federal endangered species list, but they are still considered threatened. On its website, the DEC says the birds have come back from the brink of extinction thanks to conservation efforts like banning DDT in the 1970s and prohibitions on taking or killing bald eagles. Tagged: bald eagle, conservation, hunting, NYS DEC Devon Magliozzi “Through the work of New York’s program and those in other states and Canada, the magnificent bird that symbolizes our nation is coming back from the brink of extinction. Higher population levels and successful reproduction mean the bald eagle is on a firmer footing today than it has been for half a century,” the DEC says.Mix reportedly told Eisenberg he thought the bird was a turkey vulture, according to the DEC’s statement. “A subsequent interview with a neighbor revealed that the man had placed deer carcasses in the field to shoot coyotes and turkey vultures, another protected species,” the DEC said.It is legal to hunt coyotes from October 1 to March 31 in most of New York, including Tompkins County. Turkey vultures, however, are a protected species in New York and are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Protection Act.Mix is scheduled to appear in the Town of Caroline Court on Jan. 22.Those interested in protecting bald eagles in New York can contribute to the DEC’s monitoring efforts by reporting observations of the birds.Featured image: Provided photo of the deceased bald eagle. Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzilast_img read more

‘Ghana is behind you’ – Asiamah backs Isaac Dogboe to put Naverrete losses behind him with win tonight

first_imgGhana’s Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah has extended his best wishes to boxer Isaac Dogboe, as he returns to the ring against Chris Avalos.Dogboe suffered two very high profile losses in his last two bouts to Emmanuel Navarrete, leading to a perhaps necessary short break from the sport.However, Dogboe returns to take on American, Avalos in a featherweight fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.In a statement, the Minister wished Dogboe well ahead of the bout and said the boxer had learnt lessons from his losses to Navarrete and will return stronger against Avalos.“Even though Isaac Dogboe lost the last two fights against Emmanuel Navarrete, ‘the royal storm’ has shown a lot of tenacity to return to the ring for a featherweight title and has learnt all the lessons to overturn his defeat.”Isaac Asiamah assured Dogboe that Ghanaians were backing him to earn a win in the bout against Avalos.“Ghanaians are very confident that Dogboe will come out victorious in this encounter and make Ghana proud after the bout.”There’s a lot of pressure on Isaac Dogboe to beat Avalos tonight as, despite his impressive 20-0-2 record, he has lost his last two fights.A third straight loss might raise serious doubts about whether the young boxer can ever recover his form.Dogboe, who has been training with Barry Hunter expressed his confidence ahead of his fight.“Right now I feel great, I’ve been with Barry since December of last year,” said Dogboe.“He’s seen me go through the process and everything, and I feel great. I feel great mentally, physically and spiritually. So right now I’m at peace, I’m just ready to roll. I can’t wait to get back in the ring.”Chris Avalos (27-7, 20 KOs) vs. Isaac Dogboe (20-2, 14 KOs), 8 rounds.Here’s the full statement:last_img read more

James Harden’s 30-point streak ends but Rockets beat Hawks

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The Hawks cut the lead to five on a basket by John Collins with about 2 1/2 minutes remaining. Harden missed his 10th 3-pointer seconds after that, but Harden was fouled on a 3-pointer on the next possession and made all of the free throws to make it 115-107.Atlanta scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter, with five points including a long 3-pointer from Young, to cut the lead to one. P.J. Tucker got the Rockets going again when he made a 3-pointer to make it 98-94 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining.Young’s hot shooting continued after that when he made his seventh 3 to cut the lead to one again.Harden made four quick points later in the quarter, but Young was at it again after that, sinking his eighth 3-pointer to cut the lead to 107-102 with about five minutes left.Young said he couldn’t appreciate his big night since the Hawks came up short.“For me, I’ve grown up with a dad who raised me that winning is the only thing that matters,” he said. “So for me, of course you want to play well, of course you want to do well in the game and help your team, but at the end of the day I don’t feel good about it.”Vince Carter got the Hawks within one with a 3-pointer later in the third quarter before Houston scored five quick points, capped by a basket from Harden to make it 82-76 with about four minutes left in the third.Alex Len added a 3 for Atlanta after that but the Rockets padded the lead to 90-79 with an 8-0 run.The Hawks got within seven late in the third, but Paul made a shot while being foul and completed the 3-point play to leave Houston up 95-85 entering the fourth.TIP-INS US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, left, and guard James Harden look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden isn’t exactly lamenting the end of his impressive scoring run.Harden had 28 points, snapping his 32-game streak with at least 30 while the Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-111 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “This was the first time I was able to move it since a few days,” he said. “So it kind of felt good to go out there and just move it and run around. I hadn’t really done any movement or working out. I’ve been in bed really.”He got to 28 points with 23.3 seconds left and had the ball on Houston’s last possession but did not attempt a shot from half court with the game in hand. When asked if the injury affected his shot he said: “I don’t care. Made shots, missed shots, we won the game.”Harden last came up short of 30 points in a Dec. 11 win over Portland, when he had 29. During the streak, he scored 50 or more points four times, including a career-high 61 in a win at the Knicks on Jan. 23.“Eventually it was going to have to end one of these days,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s unbelievable. He’ll start another one.”Chris Paul added 20 points, and Eric Gordon hit four 3-pointers for 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan Clarkson hopes to join Gilas brothers in China for Fiba World Cup ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img Read Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ LATEST STORIES He’s glad it’s over, too — especially since he had no expectation of matching Wilt Chamberlain’s 65-game streak, the longest in NBA history. Harden’s stretch with 30 or more points ranks second.“Yeah I am. It was cool but I knew I wasn’t going to get to No. 1,” Harden said before walking away chuckling.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHouston overcame a scoring outburst from Hawks rookie Trae Young, who set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 36 points.Harden returned after missing Saturday’s win over Golden State with a neck injury and missed all 10 3-pointers he attempted. Hawks: Collins had 20 points. … Kevin Huerter had seven points in his return after missing the last two games with a sprained left ankle. … Carter received a flagrant 1 foul in the third quarter when he knocked Austin Rivers to the court on a fast break.Rockets: It was Paul’s third straight 20-point game. … Iman Shumpert returned after missing the last two games with a sore right knee. … Kenneth Faried had 13 points and has scored at least 10 points in all 15 games as a Rocket, which is the longest streak of his career.OLD FRIENDSVince Carter took a second to chat with Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, who was sitting courtside on Monday night. The Dream and Carter were teammates in Olajuwon’s final NBA season in 2001-02, when he left the Rockets after 17 seasons to play for the Raptors at 39.Carter, who is in his 20th season, is currently the oldest player in the NBA at 42.THEY SAID ITPaul on Young’s performance: “He was hooping. It’s funny because coach (D’Antoni) and everybody was like, ‘Man he can play.’ I was like, ‘Yeah we knew that.’”UP NEXTHawks: Host Minnesota on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit Charlotte on Wednesday night. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more