Turkey confirms its first human cases of avian flu

first_imgJan 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Turkey today confirmed two human cases of avian influenza, contradicting earlier statements and marking the disease’s first attack on people outside East Asia, according to news reports this afternoon.A 14-year-old boy who died Jan 1 and a sister who is hospitalized in serious condition both tested positive for avian flu, according to news reports quoting Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag. He said a third sibling also has a suspected case.Two days ago Turkish officials said the two young people and two other siblings had tested negative for avian flu. The children had helped raise poultry on a farm in eastern Turkey and had been in contact with sick birds, the Associated Press reported.Akdag did not say if the two patients tested positive for the H5N1 virus specifically. But Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site, said he was told the virus was confirmed as H5N1.”The lab in Turkey that ran the most recent tests is a very competent lab that’s been collaborating with WHO [the World Health Organization] in the past, and there’s no reason to doubt these results,” Osterholm told CIDRAP News.The WHO’s human avian flu case count, which at this writing did not show the Turkish cases, lists 142 cases with 74 deaths. They include cases in Vietnam, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and Cambodia.An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today said nine people have been hospitalized with a fever and cough in the city of Van, where the 14-year-old died.The confirmed case-patients came from the town of Dobubeyazit, about 40 miles from Aralik, where Turkish authorities last week reported an H5 virus in chickens, the AP report said. Turkey’s first H5N1 outbreak in poultry was reported Oct 5 on a farm in Kiziksa, in the northeast, according to AFP.Commenting on the cases, Osterholm said, “This should not be considered unexpected. There were sick birds, and the family had contact with them.””This does not mean we’re closer to a pandemic; it means that the situation in Southeast Asia is moving,” he said. Bird populations and the “density” of the H5N1 virus in birds remain much greater in East Asia than elsewhere, and the risk of an emerging pandemic strain is still greatest there, he added.However, he said, “The fact that there’s more virus circulating in more birds around the world means there’s a greater likelihood of mutational change” that could lead to a pandemic strain.last_img read more

Rangel surprised by Caulker switch

first_img While Rangel, who played alongside Caulker for Swansea, believes he is an excellent signing for Cardiff, he also suggested the defender should be playing for a top-six side. He said: “Being an England international and playing for Spurs, with respect, you would expect him to go to a big club. He could play for Arsenal or these kind of teams. He’s gone to Cardiff for some reason, I didn’t expect it, but he knows he will probably be playing regularly, week-in, week-out. I think it will be a good move for him.” He added: “For a young defender he is a big lad, he is quick, he reads the game well and has good football in his boots. He is a complete centre-half for me.m He is still young but he is a great signing for Cardiff, he is also a nice lad and hopefully he will do well for himself.” Rangel also admits Caulker’s presence will add spice when he meets his former colleagues in November and February. “It will add more spice having an ex-Swansea footballer in the other side,” he said. “It will add more motivation seeing a player that has played here playing for our rivals. “These games are all about emotion and excitement. Whoever plays, Cardiff against Swansea is always going to be exciting, dangerous, whatever you want to call it. Hopefully things will go to our side and we will win it.” Caulker, who scored a goal on his England debut in the 4-2 friendly defeat to Sweden, for his part was delighted to have secured a move which he hopes will make him a regular Premier League starter. He told Cardiff City Player: “First and foremost I want to say how happy I am to have signed with Cardiff City Football Club. I’m delighted to be here and excited for this fresh challenge. Caulker joined the Bluebirds on a four-year contract on Wednesday evening after passing his medical. Press Association Sport understands Cardiff have paid an £8million fee to bring the 21-year-old in from White Hart Lane. Caulker enjoyed an excellent season on-loan with Cardiff’s Welsh rivals Swansea during the 2011-12 season, making 26 appearances for the Swans, and his acquisition is set to stoke the fires when the two sides meet in this season’s derby fixtures. Cardiff have pulled off a transfer coup with the club-record signing of Tottenham’s Steven Caulker, but his former team-mate Angel Rangel feels the England defender could have set his sights higher. Press Association “I spoke to the gaffer yesterday (Tuesday), liked what he had to say and am excited about the plans he has for the football club. You get the sense of excitement from everybody at the club in the build-up to the season’s kick-off at West Ham and I’m really looking forward to being part of it.” Caulker is Malky Mackay’s fourth signing of the summer and will provide stern competition for Mark Hudson and Ben Turner at the heart of the Bluebirds defence. Mackay has already added Danish striker Andreas Cornelius, Derby full-back John Brayford and Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore to his squad ahead of Cardiff’s maiden Barclays Premier League campaign. last_img read more

Reeling Angels stretch losing streak to eight games

first_imgDuring the eight-game losing streak, the Angels have been outscored 63-20, losing by an average of more than five runs a game. The negative-43 run differential was tied for the third worst eight-game stretch in franchise history. The two worse eight-game stretches were both part of the same 10-game span last September, in which the Angels actually won two games.The Angels haven’t had a lead past the fourth inning in any of the past eight games, and they got that far only once. Ironically, it was Friday, when they led 3-1 in the fourth.Over the past 14 games, they’ve been outscored 102-51.“It’s not fun,” Justin Upton said. “It’s not fun at all. Guys haven’t changed anything, haven’t changed their routine. Things just aren’t going our way right now. We have to weather the storm and try to keep competing. Hopefully things will change sooner than later.”General Manager Billy Eppler, speaking before the game on Friday, suggested that things were bound to turn eventually. “Regression to the mean,” he said. “Water seeks its own level. We know our true talent level and we’ll play to it. Right now it’s just been a convergence of a lot of different circumstances out of our control.”Andrelton Simmons, Griffin Canning, Andrew Heaney, Félix Peña, Noé Ramírez have all been on the injured list during this 14-game stretch.They’ve also dealt with concurrent slumps from pretty much every hitter besides Mike Trout. The Angels also lost games because of ill-timed disastrous outings from Ty Buttrey and Taylor Cole, two of the relievers who had been the most consistent throughout the season.While young starters like Jaime Barría, Dillon Peters, José Suarez and Patrick Sandoval have at times pitched well enough to keep them in games, none has pitched well enough to overcome the team’s offensive issues.And all of this started less than a month after the Angels lost Tyler Skaggs, adding a dose of real life tragedy to the on-field difficulties.“The fabric of this club in that clubhouse is strong,” Eppler said. “I’m proud of how our guys have handled everything that’s been heaped on them … I know the fight and I know how much these guys support each other and how much they have each other’s backs. We’ve been through a lot as an organization. These are moments where trust develops. These are moments that people come out of and they’re better for it. That’s what we’re going through right now. We’ll come out of it stronger, no doubt.”They came out on Friday in good shape, even getting a little good luck to get off to a quick lead.With two outs, Upton took a 3-and-2 pitch that seemed to catch the top of the strike zone, but it was called a ball by umpire Mark Ripperger. Pujols then hit a three-run homer.For the second time in three games, though, a first-inning three-run homer was not enough.Barría gave a run back in the bottom of the inning and he allowed the Red Sox to tie it on a J.D. Martinez two-run homer in the fourth, his first of two homers. Barría gave up a two-run homer to Mookie Betts in the fifth, putting the Angels behind 5-3.They were two of the five homers the Angels allowed in the game, with the other three coming after a five-run sixth made the game a blowout. They have allowed 22 homers in the eight-game losing streak.“Home runs have killed us, especially in this stretch,” Ausmus said. “We can’t walk guys. It’s pretty simple. It’s not just Barría. It’s our entire staff … It boils down to execution. If you execute the pitches, you are generally not going to give up a home run. You might give up a hit but they are generally not going to hit the ball out of the park.” PreviousLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. slides home to score on a single by Rafael Devers as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts celebrates with Rafael Devers (11) as Jackie Bradley Jr. stands next to them after a 16-4 win in the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBoston Red Sox relief pitcher Josh Taylor delivers to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. The Red Sox won 16-4. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts, right, celebrates with manager Alex Cora after the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. The Red Sox won 16-4. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels watch from the dugout in the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Justin Anderson chases a bunt single by Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts, middle, celebrates with Xander Bogaerts (2) after hitting a two-run home run which scored Jackie Bradley Jr., right, during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts celebrates in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Xander Bogaerts, next to Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez watches his two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez celebrates his two-run home run with Brock Holt (12) during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Fletcher fields a sharply hit grounder by Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez, who was out at first during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson, left, smiles as manager Alex Cora signals for a reliever during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani reacts after he was called out trying to steal second during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson walks to the dugout after being removed during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) is out trying to steal second as Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt takes the throw during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson delivers to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a three-run home run, next to Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. slides home to score on a single by Rafael Devers as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NextShow Caption1 of 21Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. slides home to score on a single by Rafael Devers as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)ExpandBOSTON >> After the Angels’ losing streak reached eight games with an ugly 16-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, Brad Ausmus did not sugarcoat what has happened.“It’s embarrassing,” the Angels manager said. “It’s an embarrassing loss, quite frankly. We didn’t pitch. We didn’t hit, other than Albert (Pujols’) homer in the first. We really haven’t done much of either the past week. That’s what happens when you have losing streaks, when you’re not hitting or pitching. It’s not lack of effort. Guys care. They are doing their work every day. They are just not performing. Anyone who puts a uniform on is to blame, including the coaching staff and myself.”The Angels are enduring their longest losing streak since an 11-game streak in 2016.Overall they have lost 12 of their last 14 games, going from a season-high five games over .500 to five-games under .500, at 56-61.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sumner Court Docket: Dec. 23, 2014 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Wilson Ellis, born in 1965, of the Sumner County Jail was charged with violating a protective order, a Class A misdemeanor; and stalking, a level 9 felony.Ellis was convicted of criminal threats made to another person on Nov. 13, 2014 and was ordered to have no contact with that person. Then on Nov. 16, Ellis allegedly purchased a candle and two music CDs and delivered it to the victim’s parents residence where she is staying on the front porch with a note.•••••Arthur Goodnight, born in 1982, of Oxford was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Goodnight is accused on Nov. 30, 2014, of being intoxicated and using abusive language to address his father and stepmother, who told him to leave the house. When the stepmother offered him a blanket because it was cold outside, he allegedly used profanity at her.He also allegedly shoved her with the blanket.•••••Merri Lee Smith, born in 1960, of Belle Plaine was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor.Smith is accused on Nov. 27, 2014, of hitting another person with a dog leash, then pursuing her outside and tackling her to the ground where she hit her. Then, allegedly, as Smith and another person was struggling on the ground, a male attempted to separate them, she angrily struck and shoved him. She also allegedly was yelling profanities at the two individuals and when a neighbor was watching, she allegedly made an obscene gesture.•••••Richard Vaughn Jenkins III of Belle Plaine was charged with consumption of cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor by a minor and operating a vehicle with a breath or blood alcohol content of .02 or greater while under the age of 21.Jenkins allegedly on Nov. 30, 2014, was operating a motor vehicle on North Logan Street in Belle Plaine and swerved into the other lane for no apparent reason.•••••Robert Osborne, born in 1976, of Wellington was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Osborne was accused of having a small baggy of marijuana in a black lock box in his house two glass marijuana pipes.•••••Michael Dwyer, born in 1985, of Wellington was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of forgery, level 8 felonies.Dwyer is accused on Aug. 14, 2014 of stealing blank checks from a checkbook at a Wellington residence. On Aug. 20 at the Wellington Dillons Store he used those checks to pay for $56.97 of merchandise and another check for $54.99 at a later time.•••••Elautua Coleman, born in 1988, of Wichita was charged with conspiracy to commit theft, a level 10 felony and theft, a level 9 felony.Coleman is accused at the Kansas Star Casino on May 5, 2013, of surreptitiously picking up a tan Coach purse from another individual that contained about $2,000 in cash, a casino voucher, credit cards and property that was worth about $2,000. She then allegedly handed the purse to Regina Austin, who then allegedly took the Coach purse and placed it in a larger purse and gave the purse to her to facilitate getting it out of the casino undetected.•••••James Horton, born in 1979, of Augusta was charged with vehicle burglary, a level 9 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Horton is accused on Aug. 21, 2013 of getting into a 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the parking lot at the Kansas Star Casino. He allegedly reached through the window of an unlocked car, opened the trunk and attempted to steal a purse. He allegedly took $60 in cash and two bankcards.•••••Rhonda Lukken, born in 1969, of Wichita was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Luke is accused on Sept. 6, 2014 of stealing a vehicle in the Kansas Star Casino parking lot.•••••Kendall Roberson, born in 1994, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Roberson is accused on Aug. 7 of possessing about .4 grams of meth in a small baggy inside a Revlon pouch which he tried to hide as an officer approached. He also allegedly had a meth pipe.•••••Brandon Johnson, born in 1983, of Mulvane was charged with no left mirror, a traffic infraction; driving while revoked as habitual violator, a Class A misdemeanor- second offense; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Johnson is accused on Nov. 25 of not having a left mirror on a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier when his driving privileges were revoked. He then allegedly had a baggy of marijuana in his pocket when he was booked into jail.•••••Don James Sharpsteen, born in 1957, of Wellington was charged with no insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a level 5 drug felony; transportation of open bottle, a misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Sharpsteen is accused of driving a 1992 Buick Roadmaster on K-53 without insurance and having a marijuana cigarette inside his empty box of Marlboro cigarettes. He also unlawfully transported an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe Whiskey.His court deposition is set for Jan. 15.•••••Sharon Story, born in 1946, of Hutchinson was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Story is accused of stealing a wallet containing $380 in cash at the Kansas Star Casino.•••••Abdulah Khayr, born in 1986, of Wichita was charged with failing to stop before emerging from private drive, a traffic infraction; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of amphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Khayr is accused of failing to stop while pulling onto U.S. 81. During the search, Khayr is accused of having marijuana in an orange pill bottle in the center console of his vehicle.He also allegedly was in possession of orange capsules marked Adrenal XR and one orange pill imprinted with U29. He also allegedly had a multicolored glass marijuana pipe on the driver’s side floorboard.His court deposition is set for Jan. 8.•••••James Gressel, born in 1993, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute at least one gram but less than 3.5 grams, a level 3 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia to distribute or analyze controlled substance, a level 5 drug felony.Gressel is accused on Dec. 2, of possessing about 3.0 grams in an Altoids cans in his mother’s vehicle which he had borrowed. According to the complaint, he admitted he was trying to get meth sold for $350.He also allegedly possessed digital scales and several unused plastic baggies inside a green camera bag in his mother’s vehicle.His court deposition is set for Jan. 8.•••••Zachary Nicely, born in 1995, of Oxford was charged with violation of protective order, a Class A misdemeanor; and consumption of alcohol by underage adult, a Class A misdemeanor.On Sept. 10, 2014 Nicely was arrested for domestic battery and other charges. He was released on bond with a special condition that he has no contact with the victim. The case was continued until Dec. 4. But on Dec. 2 Nicely, allegedly, returned to visit the victim at her residence at 215 W. Myrtle in Oxford and got into an argument with her, who was talking on the phone with her sister, who in turn called the police to request a welfare check. The police found Nicely and the victim together.He also allegedly consumed a few beers at another house before going to the girl’s house, which resulted in the 19-year-old having an odor of alcohol on his breath.On Dec. 4 he pled guilty to both charges and was sentenced to six months county jail and fined $200. He was granted one year probation providing he obtain domestic violence assessment and counseling as recommended.•••••Saengpachahn Orasit, born in 1982, of Wichita was charged with aggravated failure to appear, a level 10 nonperson felony.Orasit is accused of failing to surrender himself within 30 days for felony charges of forgery and aggravated false impersonation. He also had failed to show up for court appearances before being arrested on June 26, 2014.His court deposition is set for Jan. 8.•••••Brittany Myers, also known as Brittany Purkey, born in 1988, of Oxford was charged with burglary of dwelling, a level 7 felony; conspiracy to commit burglary of dwelling, a level 9 felony; and theft, a level 9 felony.Myers is accused of entering a cabin at 50th Avenue North near Belle Plaine with intent to commit a theft from June 9 through June 20. Myers, allegedly with another person, broke into the cabin and took oars, liquor, propane bottle, Coors bar light, pellet rifle, charcoal grill, cedar chest, fishing poles, machete, 8-foot ladder, lawn mower, DVDs, and other property valued at least $1,000 but less than $25,000.•••••Tommie Lee Barrett, born in 1981, of Wellington was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.Barrett is accused of having a small plastic baggy of marijuana inside his wallet when he was arrested on Sept. 1, 2014.•••••Efrain Torres, born in 1977, of Wichita was charged with speeding 82 in a 65 mph zone, a traffic infraction; no drivers’ license in possession, a misdemeanor; and violation of a Protection from Abuse Order issued on Feb. 20, 2014.Torres allegedly was in the same car with a person he was prohibited from having any contact with.•••••Doniella Godown, born in 1989, of Derby was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Godown was accused of taking four iPads from the Wellington Wal-Mart Store without paying for them on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:30 a.m.•••••Jack Stonehocker, born in 1962, was charged with aggravated assault, a level 7 felony; battery, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and criminal threat, a level 9 felony.Stonehocker is accused of going to his house and getting a gun and coming out and pointing it at another person on Dec. 13, 2014.He is also accused of making contact with another person in an angry manner. Allegedly, after Stonehocker, who was said to be intoxicated made sexually suggestive remarks to the person’s girlfriend and the person told him to leave her alone. Stonehocker then allegedly called the girlfriend derogatory names which resulted in a physical fight between Stonehocker and the other person.During the fight, Stonehocker allegedly threatened that he was going to burn their house down while they were both in it.•••••Cassandra Lutz, born in 1980, of Wichita was charged with driving while suspended – third offense, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Lutz is charged on Nov. 29, 2014 of driving a a car on U.S. 81 and Seneca Road while drivers’ license was suspended, having marijuana cigarette lying on the real seat of the vehicle, and rolling paper in a small plastic container in the center console.Her court deposition is set for Jan 15 at 1:30 p.m.•••••Michael McKelvy, born in 1989, of Fort Worth, Texas was charged with speeding, a traffic infraction; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.McKelvy is accused of having about two grams of marijuana inside a metal grinder in the glove box of his vehicle on Nov. 27, 2014.•••••Philip Koerner, born in 1964, of Wellington was charged with impairing a security interest, a level 9 felony; removing a VIN from a vehicle, an unclassified felony; and impairing a security interest, a level 9 felony.Koerner is accused on January 4, 2014 of borrowing $29,000 at 8 percent interest for one year from Impact Bank. He allegedly pledged collateral of a 1940 Ford pickup and when the note came due without payment, the bank asked to inspect the collateral. Koerner said he was storing it at a friend’s house out of town and thereafter admitted to having sold or traded the vehicle for a 1957 Ford Ranchero and a 1950 Ford Deluxe Coupe. The sale was done without prior consent of the bank and the only payment made on the note was $1,000 made on March 11, 2013 which did not cover accrued interest.Koerner is also accused on August, 2013 of removing the engine number, the identification number or serial number of the 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe in an effort to conceal the identity of the vehicle. He allegedly used a cutting torch to cut out the VIN plate and sold it to someone else for $250 so he could attach the plate to another vehicle.•••••Tamica Johnson, born in 1979, of Bel Aire, Kansas was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and interference with a law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.Johnson is accused at the Kansas Star Casino on Dec. 7, 2014 of angrily directing profanity at her husband as they were leaving the casino which prompted a patron to report it to a deputy in the parking lot. When the deputy arrived in the parking lot, the husband was trying to walk away from her but she persisted in yelling profanity. The deputy asked her to calm down but she persisted with the profanity allegedly.She then was arrested, handcuffed and placed into the car while refusing to quit yelling or giving him her name and address. She allegedly somehow got out of the vehicle and then physically resisted the deputy in placing her back into this patrol car since she was under arrest.•••••Seth Frazee, born in 1993, of Wellington was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Frazer is accused of possessing a small metal marijuana pipe which he kept in his bedroom in the basement of his mother’s home which he used in the past to use to inhale and otherwise introduce a controlled substance into the human body.•••••Sam Sengvlay, born in 1990, of Wichita was charged with two counts of identity theft, a level 8 felony; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Sengvilay is accused on Dec. 17, 2014 of using a fraudulent Kansas ID Card to get into the Kansas Star Casino, and a checkbook containing checks issued to another person. He also allegedly had forged checks to buy merchandise at TJ Max, Finish Line and Wal-Mart.When apprehended, Sengvilay allegedly had a baggy of marijuana in his pocket.•••••John Greenwood, born in 1990, of Argonia, was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Greenwood is accused of knocking another person unconscious in an argument that escalated into a fight on Nov. 8, 2014. Allegedly, Green physically attacked and fought with one person which alarmed the other person, who tried to come to the aid of the person being attacked and was knocked unconscious.last_img read more