Greensburg, In. — Decatur County prosecutor Nathan Harter says Austin Meisberger has been sentenced to eight years for aggravated battery. Meisberger entered a guilty plea late last year and was recently sentenced.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter said, “We are certainly pleased with the outcome of this case. Meisberger will hopefully find the help he needs through the Purposeful Incarceration Program and finish his sentence as a better citizen. It is unfortunate anyone was injured during the event, but we are very glad the victim’s injury is recoverable.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse track returned to action on Thursday night for the 2018 Pepsi Florida Relays, where Danielle Delgado’s ninth-place 1:01.39 run in the women’s 400-meter hurdles was the best finish among Orange runners.In the women’s 200-meter dash, Dasia Pressley was the top finisher for SU at 24th with a time of 24.03 seconds, followed by Imani Clark in 27th place and Justice Richardson in the 52nd spot. Also on the women’s side, Cheyenne Trigg placed 16th with a time of 56.15 seconds in the 400-meter dash, just ahead of Alexis Harper, who finished 18th.On the men’s side, in the 200-meter dash, Kashif Miller led the way in 38th with a time of 21.55 seconds, followed by Winston Lee in 45th. In the 400-meter hurdles, Chevis Armstead II placed 26th with a time of 55.53 seconds.While the relays continue on Friday, the Orange won’t be back in action until Saturday. Kelvin Almonte, Richard Floyd, Armstead and Jamil Adams will run as a team in the men’s 4×110 meter shuttle hurdles. Richardson, Clark, Kadejhia Sellers and Eunice Boateng will run in the women’s 4×100 meter relays. To finish it off for the Orange, Angelo Goss, Miller, Chris Tucker and Lee will run in the men’s 4×100 meter relays. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on March 30, 2018 at 12:26 am Contact Eric: email@example.com
DES MOINES — As Republican Governor Kim Reynolds prepares to take the oath of office for a full, four-year term as governor, one of Iowa’s former governors is complementing Reynolds for the campaign she ran.Tom Vilsack, a Democrat who served two terms as governor, is also offering some advice.“She wanted the job. She was happy to have the job. She was excited about the job and I think people reacted to that, so she deserves this four-year term ’cause she worked for it and she won,” Vilsack says. “I think she needs to understand, and I suspect she does, that what she was doing before was an extension of someone else’s legacy.”Reynolds became the state’s chief executive in the middle of Terry Branstad’s sixth term as governor and Vilsack says Reynolds now has a chance to chart a new course.“She can choose for herself what she believes to be most important for the state and to go about the business of convincing all of us to go with her on it,” Vilsack says. “So that’s my expectation that she understands and appreciates: ‘Hey, this is a terrific, historic opportunity.’ The first elected woman governor — that’s significant. That’s historic, but really, at the end of the day, what we’re going to remember her for is: ‘What she did with the job?’ And I think she has a tremendous opportunity which she richly deserves because she ran a good race.”Vilsack says Reynolds has given some hints at policies she may pursue, such doing away with Branstad’s system and automatically restoring a released felon’s voting rights. Vilsack says he appreciates that Reynolds publicly told Congressman Steve King he needs to start paying attention to his constituents or consider a new career.“This is her legacy, not somebody else’s legacy, not even a party — it’s her legacy, the Reynolds legacy,” Vilsack says. “And I’m sure she’s given a lot of thought to that and I’m sure she’s getting a lot of advice about it, but I’m looking forward to seeing what she does.”Shortly after the election, Reynolds said she had “inherited” a staff from the Branstad Administration 19 months ago and was looking forward to assembling her own team. Reynolds already brought in a new chief of staff. A handful of state agency leaders have announced they’ll leave their jobs in early January.