first_imgBy Dialogo April 27, 2012 A Colombian drug lord extradited to the United States for trial was sentenced on April 25 to 40 years in prison, prosecutors said. A federal jury in New York state found Carlos Patiño Restrepo, alias Patemuro, guilty of three U.S. drug charges on April 5. Judge Leonard Wexler also fined Patiño Restrepo $5 million. Prosecutors said Patiño, 48, worked with the Norte del Valle cartel and sent dozens of tons of cocaine to the lucrative U.S. market in the 1990s until shortly before his arrest in Colombia in 2007. “Patiño controlled the area near Viterbo, Colombia, through bribes to Colombian police and ties to paramilitary groups, such as the Auto Defensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,” prosecutors said in a statement. “In particular, Patiño financed entire regiments, or ‘blocks,’ of the AUC to guard the jungle processing labs where the cocaine was manufactured and safeguard the routes used to transport the narcotics out of the country.” He “ran his cocaine empire with an iron fist, using a terrorist organization for protection and killing of those who stood in his way,” the statement added.last_img read more

first_imgStatewide — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the recipients of $61 million in grants designed to improve connectivity and increase devices available to students and teachers through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund.Applicants submitted plans that included: the purchase of student devices including Chromebooks and iPads;new or upgraded laptops, MacBooks, Chromebooks, and iPads for teachers;and mi-fi devices with corresponding subscription plans for families who lack reliable internet connectivity.Local school districts that received funding include:Decatur County Community Schools, Greensburg Community School Corporation, Rush County Schools, Good Shepherd Christian Academy, St. Mary’s School (Greensburg), St. Mary’s School (Rushville), and Five Star Technology Solutions received $420,030 as a group; Jennings County School Corporation, Indiana Public Broadcasting, and St. Mary’s School (2 Combined Applications) who received $1,622,400 as a group; Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation received $625,000; Milan Community School Corporation, Batesville Community School Corporation, Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation, South Ripley Community School Corporation, St. Louis Catholic School, and Oldenburg Academy who received $250,000 as a group; Ivy Tech Community College received $759,864; andIndiana University East received $304,071.last_img read more

first_imgSitting at the podium after Syracuse’s 15-9 victory over Hobart were the game’s biggest factors.Attacks Randy Staats and Kevin Rice — who combined for nine goals — and midfielder Billy Ward, who scored a crucial goal midway through the fourth quarter that helped push the Orange to a comeback win.But between Ward and Rice was Jordan Evans, who hadn’t been at a postgame press conference yet this season but cracked SU head coach John Desko’s rotation Saturday.In No. 4 Syracuse’s (9-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) 15-9 win over Hobart (4-8, 3-2 Northeast) at Boswell Field, the highly recruited freshman played the most he has all season. He was mainly on the field as a short-stick midfielder on the defensive end in his increased minutes, a position he’s somewhat new to but has worked on in practice in recent weeks.Although Evans said he thought he was out of position a couple times, he credited Drew Jenkins and Tom Grimm for helping him in practice to learn the defensive communication.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s definitely a lot different than offense,” Evans said.“It’s better than sitting next to me,” Desko interjected.“We thought, we have such a quality player here, let’s get him in here somehow,” Desko went on to say. “He’s smart and he’s good in packages and he’s good at picking things up quickly.”And even as he worked to catch onto a different spot, Evans’ offensive background was beneficial. With the game tied 1-1, the Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) High School product received an outlet pass from Matt Harris. He then sprinted down the field and sent a lead pass to Rice, and two passes later the ball was on the stick of Dylan Donahue before flying past Hobart goalie Jackson Brown and into the back of the net.“We haven’t been getting a ton of those (fast-break goals),” Desko said.Evans also saw some time at his natural attack position, like when he was on the field for a Nicky Galasso goal that gave the Orange a 12-8 lead late in the fourth.“It’s good to be out on the field,” Evans said. “At this point, I don’t care where I’m at. As long as I’m out there helping, I think I can definitely help in transition, so wherever I can help.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2014 at 10:42 pm Contact Josh: [email protected]last_img read more