Eleven judicial races decided, six go to runoffs

first_img Eleven judicial races decided, six go to runoffs Eleven judicial races decided, six go to runoffs Six circuit court races in Florida will be resolved by runoffs in November while another 11 were decided in the state’s August 31 primary.The voting also settled a handful of primaries in public defender and state attorney races.In the judicial races, every contest with three or more candidates resulted in a runoff. Those results, according to state records, are: • In the Fifth Circuit, Group 10, Stephen Spivey got 45.9 percent and Michael Takac 30.7 percent to make the runoff, eliminating Anthony Tatti who got 23.4 percent. • In the Sixth Circuit, Group 22, Cynthia Newton with 31.9 percent and Jack Day with 24.7 percent will meet in the runoff. They bested Walter Schafer, Jr., with 20.8 percent, Bill Vinson with 12.4 percent, and Michael Berry, Sr., with 10.2 percent. • In the Eighth Circuit, Group 9, Mark Moseley narrowly led Harvey Baxter, 32.9 to 31.4 percent. Eliminated were Dan Sikes with 15.5 percent and Craig Hall with 20.2 percent. • In the 11th Circuit, Group 40, William Thomas and Catherine Parks ran neck and neck, with 30 and 29.9 percent respectively, to make the runoff. They led Jose Velis with 23 percent and Don Cohn with 17.1 percent. • In the 12th Circuit, Group 2, Diana Moreland with 44 percent and Susan Chapman with 31.4 percent made the runoff. They eliminated William Salomone with 8.4 percent and Michael Mosca with 16.2 percent. • In the 19th Circuit, Group 2, Gary Sweet with 30.9 percent and Bob Pegg with 22.9 percent will meet in November. They led Jim Harpring with 18.4 percent, Albert Moore with 11.6 percent, and Darren Steele with 16.2 percent. Decided Races In contests that were decided in the August 31 balloting: • In the Fifth Circuit, Group 24, Willard Pope defeated Scott Wynn 53.6 to 46.4 percent. • In the Sixth Circuit, Group 18, George Greer bested Jan Govan 65 to 35 percent. • In the 11th Circuit, Group 3, John Schlesinger outpolled Teresa Pooler 57.1 to 42.9 percent. • In the 11th Circuit, Group 32, Barbara Areces topped D. Bruce Levy 57.9 to 42.1 percent. • In the 11th Circuit, Group 45, Peter Adrien defeated Henry Harnage, 57 to 43 percent. • In the 13th Circuit, Group 17, Charles “Ed” Bergmann defeated Beth Reineke 58.5 to 41.5 percent. • In the 15th Circuit, group 4, Martin Cohn topped Robert Arnold 53.5 to 46.5 percent. • In the 17th Circuit, Group 13, Hope Tieman-Bristol won over Mila Schwartzreich 53.6 to 46.4. (Although the election ran generally with few glitches, the Florida Secretary of State’s Web site erroneously reported that Schwartzreich won with 100 percent of the vote. The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Web site had the correct totals.) • In the 17th Circuit, Group 51, Cheryl Aleman overcame Robert Malove, 52.9 to 47.1 percent. • In the 19th Circuit, Group 1, Jim McCann bested Robert Belanger 58.5 to 41.5 percent.The state does not track results for county judge elections. PDs and Prosecutors In the only public defender primary, incumbent Democrat Rick Parker defeated challenger Dean Galigani 59.7 to 40.3 percent. He has no opposition in November.There were three primaries for state attorney around the state. In the 11th Circuit Republican primary, Al Milian defeated Leslie Rothenberg 71.2 to 28.8 percent, winning the right to face incumbent Democrat Katherine Fernandez Rundle in November. In the 13th Circuit Republican Primary, incumbent Mark Ober defeated Robin Fuson 76.2 to 23.8 percent. He won another term as there is no general election opponent. In the 16th Circuit, incumbent Republican Mark Kohl defeated Jonathan Ellsworth 53.6 to 46.4 percent. Kohl also won reelection as there is no general election opponent.center_img September 15, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more

Riverhead Trio Accused of $75K Lottery Con

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three Riverhead men have been accused of conning a Take Five lottery winner out of his $74,000 winnings two months ago.Yalcin Nergiz, 41, Yunis Ozturk, 33, and his 47-year-old brother, Orhan, will be arraigned Wednesday at Suffolk County court on a grand jury indictment charging them with conspiracy and grand larceny.Prosecutors said the trio was working at the Valero Gas Station on Peconic Avenue in Riverside when they deceived the winner by paying him $774 of the $74,892 payoff when he redeemed the ticket on March 18.They allegedly cashed the winning ticket at the Lottery’s Garden City customer service center and the divvied up the proceeds—$48.318.27 after taxes—between them.The victim is 28-year-old Marvin Choy Nij, a Guatemalan construction worker who told police he cannot speak or write English, authorities said.The suspects are being held at Suffolk County jail without bail.They were arrested following a joint investigation with the district attorney’s Economic Crimes Bureau, Southampton Town Police and the New York State Lotto Commission.last_img read more

Low: There is a target on our backs

first_img Press Association Low’s men head into Euro 2016 battle with the Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday evening having surrendered a 33-game unbeaten running in qualifiers with a 2-0 defeat in Poland on Saturday, a result which followed a friendly loss to Argentina and a narrow Group D victory over Scotland. But while the manager insists the weight of success is not a burden for his team, he admits the label does serve to inspire whoever they come up against. Low said: “The difficulties we are experiencing at the moment are of a type that we have experienced many times before. But generally speaking, I don’t think the position now is anymore difficult than it’s always been. “We used to be the hunter; now we are the prey. We know that teams like Scotland will play with incredible motivation against us – but that was true even after [the World Cup in] 2010 and [Euro] 2012. “We know the situation, we know how to get by it, but it’s no different now than it used to be.” Germany remain overwhelming favourites to top the group and will expect to right the wrongs of Warsaw in comprehensive style against an Ireland team which has collected maximum points from a trip to Georgia and a 7-0 demolition of Gibraltar. Low said: “If you ask me what is the mood like now, fury is the wrong word, anger is the wrong word. But what you can feel is some kind of determination, that we really badly want these three points against Ireland. “But there is no incredible disappointment in the team. That would be wrong to say. “We have seen both the Irish games and have analysed them, and we can expect some sort of copy of Poland. There’s nothing new to us. The Irish are good fighters, they have commitment and fantastic fighting spirit, and they know how to defend. “They are a very well organised team, but at the same time, they have excellent players, like Robbie Keane, who is very experienced and has an eye for goal, Aiden McGeady, James McClean and other players who come from the wings and are very good at dribbling around their opponents. Germany boss Joachim Low has warned his players they have gone from hunter to prey since winning the World Cup. “Like Poland, they are very fast on the counter, coming from the wings and putting dangerous crosses in. “They come to Germany with self-confidence and with three teams being able to qualify from this group, they are in with a more than reasonable chance of actually making it to France.” Low insisted he would not make too many changes to his team, although Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer will be missing through illness with Schalke’s Julian Draxler expected to be drafted in on his home ground after himself shaking off a virus. Draxler said: “We want people to forget the defeat against Poland. As a footballer, you want to win every game. “The last thing you do is sit down looking at the table and try to pre-conceive, ‘We can afford to lose this one, we can afford to lose that one and still make it’. “If you are a professional player, you want to win everything, so we feel we need to prove to our fans we can still win games. “We are reigning world champions. Even if we lost a game, we still are title-holders and we are all fully there. We want to show the world that we would like to reach unbeatable status as quickly as possible.” Much of the concern in Germany over the current team surrounds the full-backs with Philipp Lahm’s international retirement in particular leaving a gaping hole at the back, and youngsters Erik Durm and Antonio Rudiger have found themselves under intense scrutiny. But Low said: “Philipp Lahm played in the position for many, many years and he showed world class both on the right and on the left. “It was obvious it would be difficult to replace somebody like him on a one-to-one basis. That is a fantasy.” last_img read more

Chelan County Wont Cover Homeowner Costs in Landslide AreaNew Chamber Video Promotes

first_imgChelan County’s not assuming responsibility for homeowner damages if an endangered area near Wenatchee is leveled by a landslide.Huge cracks have developed in a portion of Whispering Ridge, stoking fears an unstable slope could give way.Commissioner Keith Goehner says it’s unrealistic to expect the county to cover costs incurred from a natural disaster.“As far as the legal responsibility, it would be difficult to see whether the county would be responsible for a natural occurring event like this.  As far as mitigating for any activity that may happen whether it be a landslide, earthquake, forest fire – there are a number of natural events we would then have to be responsible for.”Some homeowners think the county should never have allowed development near the unstable slope.  Many of the residents paid for geo-tech surveys prior to building in the area.The county’s overseeing public infrastructure in the area.  It’s also providing information so residents can decide whether or not to vacate their homes.last_img read more