Michigan City man arrested after attempting three sexual assaults in one night

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSarrestedattempted rapechargescriminalDemarcus WilliamsIndianaKentucky StreetLaPorte CountyMichigan Citysexual assaultTennessee StreetWest Ripley Street Twitter Facebook WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/Michigan City Police Department) A Michigan City man has been arrested after attempting three sexual assaults in one night.Demarcus Cortez Williams, 30, was arrested on five criminal charges, including attempted rape and kidnapping, according to WSBT.Michigan City Police were first called to the 100 block of West Ripley Street around 12:45 Thursday morning, where a female victim claimed a man had followed her home and attempted to rape her.Neighbors told police they could hear the victim calling for help, and were able to stop the rape by yelling at the suspect, who ran away.One hour later, police received a call from the 1000 block of Tennessee Street, where a female victim reported that a man had broken into her house. She then says he tried to rape her and another woman. They were able to fight him off and force him out of the house.Police report the description of the suspect matched the description of the suspect in the first incident.Then, just before 2:15 that morning, police were called to the 1300 block of Kentucky Street on reports of a man breaking into a home and trying to sexually assault two juveniles.The caller reported the suspect had entered the home through a window, but was scared off by the juveniles’ grandparents waking up.The suspect’s description matched the description given in the two previous incidents.Police were able to identify the suspect as Williams, and searched for him throughout the night. He was located at noon Thursday, and arrested on charges of Attempted Rape, Sexual Battery, Kidnapping Criminal Confinement and Resisting Law Enforcement.Williams is being held on a $25,000 cash bond and will have his initial court appearance in La Porte County Superior Court on Tuesday, July 14. Michigan City man arrested after attempting three sexual assaults in one nightcenter_img Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – July 10, 2020 0 578 Previous articleBenton Harbor residents plan for BLM street mural, ask for donationsNext articleDangerous swimming conditions Friday and Saturday in Lake Michigan Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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Cynthia Friend named director of the Rowland Institute

first_imgCynthia Friend, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been named as the next director of the Rowland Institute at Harvard. Friend brings extensive leadership experience to the directorship, having previously served as associate director of the Harvard Materials Science and Engineering Center, associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and associate laboratory director for Photon Science at the SLAC Linear Accelerator Center.As director of the Rowland Institute, Friend will work closely with both Cherry A. Murray, dean of SEAS, and Jeremy Bloxham, dean of science in FAS, to ensure the Rowland’s continued success as a forum for scientific exploration, creativity, and innovation.In 2009, Friend was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Chemical Society. She has received recognition for her research in chemical approaches to reducing energy usage from numerous academic societies and institutions, including the Olah Award for Hydrocarbon Chemistry. Friend received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 and joined the Harvard faculty in 1982. She was appointed as associate professor in 1986, and became a full professor in 1989.“Cynthia brings to the directorship of the Rowland exceptional understanding of interdisciplinary scientific research and a pragmatic, open, and thoughtful style that has enabled her to effectively manage across constituencies,” said Michael D. Smith, dean of FAS. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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…Flight Tickets up for Grabs for SpectatorsÂ

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram They include Funke Akindele, Desmond Elliot,  DJ Jimmy Jatt, Kunle Bamtefa, Sound Sultan, Kunle Afolayan and Olarewaju Ogunmefun, a hip hop artist who is better known by his stage name, Vector tha Viper. According to the president of Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbih, who is also the chairman of Lagos State Badminton Association, the attendance of the celebrity is to open a new vista in the international classics by bringing a blend of sports and entertainment. “Call it sportainment if you like”, remarked the Nigerian badminton boss. A raffle draw will be made for all attendees. At stake are two return tickets to London and Accra, Ghana. They are offered by Medview Airlines. According to the organisers, each person at the Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall venue of the event will be given a raffle ticket before the draw.A draw will then be made to determine the two winners. This year’s edition has already seen an increase in the prize money which has risen from a package of $15,000 to $20,000. Orbih remarked that the tournament will keep increasing in significance and attendance and that the next edition will witness new additions to make the classics bigger.center_img The final day on today will see a lot of celebrities in attendance. Apart from the esteemed presence of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode who has always graced the previous finals, this year will see celebrities in the entertainment industry attending.last_img read more

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Robot spyplane crosses country

first_imgEDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A Global Hawk robot spyplane known as N-1 completed a 10-hour cross-continental flight from Edwards Air Force Base to the U.S. Navy’s air testing base in Maryland. The N-1, the first RQ-4A Global Hawk delivered to the U.S. Navy, went to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in preparation for the Navy’s Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2006. “The successful delivery of N-1 to Pax River marks a major milestone in the joint development of the Global Hawk reconnaissance system,” said Col. Christopher Cook, 412th Operations Group Commander. The unmanned, computer-controlled reconnaissance aircraft is one of two acquired by the U.S. Navy through the Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration Program. Other Global Hawks have operated for the U.S. Air Force over Iraq and Afghanistan. The Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment is a worldwide training exercise. The Global Hawk will demonstrate unmanned long-endurance sea surveillance for the Navy, the Department of Defense and Homeland Security agencies. Prior to its flight from Edwards to Maryland, the aircraft was deemed safe for flight in national airspace by Edwards’ Global Vigilance Combined Test Force. “This flight clearance will allow the U.S. Navy to conduct routine flight operations with the (Global Hawk) system in and out of Patuxent River with manned aircraft,” said Terry Barefoot, Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration program manager. Global Hawks are assembled by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale. Flight testing was done at Edwards to evaluate the performance of sensor modifications for the Navy. The modifications were developed beginning in 2001 when the Global Hawk program, working with the Australian government, developed maritime modes for the Global Hawk’s synthetic aperture radar. The modes were initially tested at Edwards, and then demonstrated during a deployment to Australia in the fall of 2001, said Tony Kaiser, Edwards’ 412th Test Wing project manager for Global Hawk. “The U.S. Navy adapted these modes to the production Global Hawk SAR and developed maritime modes that met their requirements,” Kaiser said. “These maritime modes were again tested at Edwards by a combined Global Vigilance CTF and Navy test team.” The Navy Global Hawk’s cross-country flight plan was designed to keep it away from population centers and congested airspace. The mission plan also had to accommodate emergency planning that would allow the aircraft to land at an alternate runway or in an unpopulated area across the entire continent, Edwards officials said. The flight route was coordinated with the FAA and other airspace controlling agencies across the United States and all emergency landing points were coordinated with their owners, Edwards officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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