Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbriefLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Patrick O’Neill will run for Fianna Fáil in the local elections in City North.FIANNA Fáil local election candidate for Limerick City North, Pat O’Neill has applied to Limerick City and County Council for funding to carry out improvement works in Caherdavin Park.“I have applied for the funding following talks with local residents to increase and link the path walkways around the current green along with the security of street lighting. I have also looked for the setting up of outdoor gym equipment in green spaces which will provide people of all ages the opportunity to take part in physical activity. This park has not had the focus nor attention it requires,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter NewsLocal Newsfunding sought for Caherdavin Park improvement worksBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2019 1254 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Facebook Previous articleDates and Times revealed for Munster Junior Cup semi-finalsNext articleWATCH: Alby Mathewson on staying with Munster and always being professional Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email WhatsApp
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 Magliozzi
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The kayak belonging to a man who went missing in Lake Ronkonkoma Thursday afternoon has been recovered, police said, but the search for the kayaker will have to continue Saturday after authorities suspended the operation for the day. A Suffolk County police spokeswoman didn’t know when or where the kayak was recovered. She said the search will resume again Saturday, but it was unclear what time police would head back into the water. Police have been searching Lake Ronkonkoma since a 911 caller reported a distressed kayaker in the lake around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. The man was calling for help, witnesses told police. Good Samaritans attempted to help but eventually lost sight of him, police said. The search was suspended Thursday due to darkness. It resumed again Friday morning. The police spokeswoman added Friday that authorities “believe” they have the identity of the person they’re looking for. Police have yet to publicly identify the kayaker. Officers from the Suffolk County Marine Bureau, Emergency Service Section, Aviation Section and Parks police have been involved in the search. Several fire departments have also assisted.
Game Ball ball goes to: TE Travis BeckumBeckum had a huge game for the Badgers, grabbing 11 passes for 160 yards. With Luke Swan out of the game for the second half, Beckum emerged as Donovan’s go-to option in the passing game. Beckum made a tremendous diving catch at the beginning of the fourth quarter and had another circus catch on his back earlier in the game.Offense: B-Statistically, the offense played one of its best games of the year, compiling 519 yards. Donovan threw for a career-high 392 yards and two touchdowns, but two interceptions in the fourth quarter proved costly and gave Illinois any momentum Wisconsin had gained by coming back. Falling behind 17-0 early meant carries were scarce for P.J. Hill. Hill ran 21 times for 83 yards and a touchdown. Reserve running back Zach Brown also looked good relieving Hill.But while the numbers weren’t bad, the offense failed to put up touchdowns on three early possessions inside the 25-yard line.Defense: DThe Wisconsin defense that ended last season ranked fifth nationally is nothing but a distant memory at this point. The Badgers’ tackling Saturday was nothing short of terrible.Illinois was able to run for 289 yards for the game, and Wisconsin still has not shown an ability to slow — let alone stop — the spread option attack.Wisconsin has still has huge problems forcing turnovers — the defense has created none in three games.The defense was playing without middle linebacker Elijah Hodge, who missed practice all week in the leadup to the game, but replacement Culmer St. Jean played decently.Special Teams: CThe Wisconsin special teams was anything but Saturday. Kick and punt returner David Gilreath looked hesitant on returns and never got going straight ahead. Kicker Taylor Mehlhaff missed his first field goal of the season and was good on two of three field goals, but his missed kick sailed well left.Ken DeBauche managed a 33.7 yards per punt average despite shanking a 13-yard punt. He made amends for that 13-yarder by also hitting a 49-yard punt.Overall: CThe Badgers played far from a perfect game, but at the end still had an opportunity to win the game. In fact, had a couple breaks gone Wisconsin’s way, the Badgers could have still won a difficult road game. Illinois is a very good team — probably deserving of being ranked even prior to the surprising win over Wisconsin — so in that way the loss isn’t that bad.With the way Wisconsin had been playing the last four weeks, a loss was coming somewhere on the horizon.Up next: Penn StatePenn State rebounded from a loss to Illinois two weeks ago to defeat Iowa 27-7 in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions used a balanced offensive attack (256 yards rushing, 233 passing) to never really give Iowa a chance.The Badger defense will face another tough test in the running game, as Rodney Kinlaw is coming off a 168-yard effort.For Wisconsin, this game will truly be a fork in the road. The Badgers will need to rebound quickly to avoid losing two consecutive games. It might not be a bad idea to work on tackling, either.