Suspect in custody after he’s caught on camera impersonating police officer: Authorities

first_img(2 of 2) Here are an actual Wheaton Police Detective shield & Wheaton Police star for reference. Wheaton Police Officers/Detectives will always identify themselves by uniform or credentials. Residents may call the police department at 630-260-2161 to verify an officer’s identity.— City of Wheaton (@CityOfWheaton) June 5, 2019Wheaton police did not immediately announce charges.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. City of Wheaton(WHEATON, Penn.) — A man is in custody after Illinois police say he was caught on homeowners’ cameras impersonating a police officer.Two other suspects were also taken into custody Thursday and Wheaton police say they are looking for a fourth person who may be involved.The impersonator, described as being in his 20s, had a fake badge and a police scanner or scanner app on his phone when he approached homes in the Chicago area on Monday and Tuesday, authorities said. (1 of 2) Wheaton Police are investigating reports of this individual impersonating a police officer/detective on June 3 & 4. These images show the suspect Wheaton Police are seeking, a white male in his 20s displaying a badge. Anyone with info should call Lt. Cooley 630-260-2077.— City of Wheaton (@CityOfWheaton) June 5, 2019“Hi, sorry to bother you so late,” the man says in one homeowner video obtained by Chicago ABC affiliate WLS. The man introduced himself as an investigator with the Winfield Police Department.The suspect asked residents “various police-related questions” but didn’t make threats or try to go into the homes, said police in Wheaton, about 30 miles west of Chicago.“Here are an actual Wheaton Police Detective shield & Wheaton Police star for reference,” the police department said via Twitter. “Wheaton Police Officers/Detectives will always identify themselves by uniform or credentials.”last_img read more

Night in Venice Announces Olympic Theme for 2020 Boat Parade

first_imgPlans for the 66th annual edition of Ocean City’s premier summer event, Night in Venice, are in the works, and registration for participating boats and waterfront homes is now open. The parade this year starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18.This year’s theme – “The Olympics: Go for the Gold” – will be a nod to the Olympic Games. The theme is entirely optional but offers a chance to pay tribute to more than 120 years of competition among athletes from more than 200 nations. The 2020 Summer Games will run July 24 through Aug. 9 in Tokyo.The boat parade and decorated home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bay, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A fireworks display caps off the bayfront festivities at dusk after the parade.Entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at or by calling 609-399-6111.NIV Boat Registration NIV Condo RegistrationFree shuttle transportation will be available for spectators and free grandstands will be set up at street ends along the route. For more information on participating in the event or attending, visit or call 609-399-6111. “Brady Bunch” star Barry Williams, now 65, will serve as grand marshal for this year’s Doo Dah Parade and also hosts the Mr. Mature America Pageant. (Photo courtesy of on sale for meet-and-greet with Barry Williams: Barry Williams, who starred as Greg Brady in the classic sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” will be grand marshal of the 2020 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 18 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant.Tickets are on sale now for the pageant and starting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, tickets will be available for a chance to meet Williams. An afternoon “Meet and Greet” with Williams at the Ocean City Music Pier will start at 2:30 p.m. April 18 after the Doo Dah Parade.Tickets ($30) will include a fan selfie and one autographed photo provided to fans or one autographed personal item brought by the fan. A separate VIP Post-Show Package ($40) includes a VIP show ticket and a meet-and-greet after the show, including a fan selfie and one autographed photo (provided) or autographed personal item.The pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 on the Ocean City Music Pier. The pageant includes competition among men age 55 and over in talent, judge’s interview, poise and appearance, and on-stage question.Tickets are available at, by calling 609-399-6111 or at Ocean City’s welcome centers at City Hall and on the Route 52 causeway.Registration is now open for any contestant 55 or older who would like to participate. The Ocean City Music Pier crowd is raucous and appreciative as the contestants ham it up on stage. If you have what it takes to be the world’s next “Mr. Mature” (or if you can talk somebody into it), complete the online entry form available at or call Michael Hartman at 609-525-9284 for more information. Deadline for sign-ups is March 15. Jack Merritt, 69, of West Grove, Pa., is crowned Mr. Mature America 2019.Free tickets available for March 15 Air Force Band Concert:The brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band will perform 2 p.m. March 15 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show will feature orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.The concert is free, but anybody who wishes to attend must reserve a ticket in advance. Call 609-399-6111 or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.Also coming up: MARKET MADNESS (March 7): Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel. Parking will be free, and food will be available for purchase a la carte. NIV House Registrationcenter_img “The Greatest Show” boat was a crowd pleaser at the 65th annual Night In Venice boat parade in 2019.last_img read more

Tuesday’s semi truck rollover on KTA Exit Ramp resulted in no damage

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Billy · 382 weeks ago Sooooo…..there was a minor accident with no damage and no injuries? Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 382 weeks ago Billy…whats wrong you can’t read….driver got out on his own, and semi was managed in a way to make sure a accident didnt turn into a major issue if it was carrying any flammable materials. S/O to the first responders that place their lifes in harms way everyday. Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A semi truck rollover at the Wellington exit of the Kansas Turnpike at 4:58 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 resulted in at least two hours of work for rescue workers.The Wellington Fire and EMS Service responded to a tanker roller where a semi truck hauling butane had rolled over while exiting. The driver had already exited the vehicle and was on the scene with the highway patrol officer. Firefighters used a gas monitor to determine if there were any leaks with the tank and did an assessment of driver for injuries. The driver, not named in the Wellington Fire and EMS press release, refused treatment and no leaks were detected.Firefighters returned at 7 p.m. to assist tow service while gaining access to batteries with extrication tools and standby while tanker was uprighted.last_img read more

Premier League: Liecester City out to compound Arsenal’s misery as Chelsea hosts Palace

first_imgArsenal have collected just 17 points from their first 11 games of the season. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Chelsea vs Crystal PalaceStamford Bridge, LondonSaturday, 09-11-2019 @3:30pmRef: Mike DeanWhat a start to his Chelsea managerial career Frank Lampard is experiencing. After his 4-0 humiliation against Man United on his debut, Chelsea look to be going from strength to strength and will be gunning for a sixth straight league victory against a Palace side that will be taking on a current top five side for a fourth game running.Crystal Palace come into the game having only won two of their 17 top-flight away fixtures against Chelsea, both by 2-1 scorelines in August 2015 and April 2017 (D5, L10). Since returning to the Premier League in 2013-14, Crystal Palace have won four of the 12 meetings – double their amount of victories from 22 previous top-flight encounters.Chelsea can win six consecutive Premier League games for the first time since the end of their most recent title-winning season in May 2017. However, Chelsea have triumphed in just one of their five fixtures this season against teams in the top half of the table (D2, L2). Their only defeat in 10 matches in all competitions came against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup on 30 October (W8, D1). The Blues have scored seven goals in five league matches at Stamford Bridge this season, compared to 18 goals in six away fixtures. Chelsea won all five Premier League London derbies at Stamford Bridge in 2018-19, by an aggregate score of 12-3. Tammy Abraham’s nine goals is bettered only by Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy’s 10 in the Premier League this season.Fit-again Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante was an unused substitute in midweek and could make his first appearance for a month on Saturday. Mason Mount might be fit after an ankle problem but Ross Barkley is out with a similar injury and Jorginho serves a ban for accumulating five bookings.Crystal Palace forward Andros Townsend has recovered from the muscular injury he sustained at Arsenal. Gary Cahill and Cheikhou Kouyate are in contention following head injuries.Burnley vs West Ham UnitedTurf Moor, BurnleySaturday, 09-11-2019 @6pmRef: Kevin FriendBurnley are likely to be boosted by the return of forward Chris Wood after two games out with a hamstring injury. Danny Drinkwater is back in training following an ankle problem but fellow midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson remains sidelined.West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere will be assessed to see if he is fit enough to return after a groin injury. The Hammers are still without long-term injury trio Lukasz Fabianski, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid.West Ham have only won four times in 28 top-flight away matches against Burnley (D9, L15).Newcastle United vs BournemouthSt. James Park, Newcastle upon TyneSaturday, 09-11-2019 @6pmRef: Martin AtkinsonBournemouth lost at St James’ Park for the first time in the Premier League last season, having won on their two previous visits. The two clubs are level on two wins apiece in six Premier League meetings overall (D2).Newcastle United have no new injury concerns, with Florian Lejeune nearing a return following seven months out. Fabian Schar is back in training but not yet fit, while Matt Ritchie remains out and Sean Longstaff serves the second game of a three-match ban.Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma is suspended for one match after accumulating a fifth booking of the season last weekend. David Brooks and Andrew Surman are still sidelined through injury.Southampton vs EvertonSt. Mary’s Stadium, SouthamptonSaturday, 09-11-2019 @6pmRef: Paul TierneySouthampton full-back Cedric Soares is back in contention following six weeks out with a calf injury. Fit-again winger Moussa Djenepo could make just a second league start of the campaign, but defender Ryan Bertrand is suspended.Everton manager Marco Silva believes Andre Gomes could feature again this season despite sustaining a fractured dislocation of the ankle last weekend. Fellow midfielder Fabian Delph is a major doubt with a hamstring injury.Southampton have won 11 Premier League home games against Everton – only against Newcastle (12) have they won more matches at St Mary’s. Everton have lost on five of their past six Premier League visits to Southampton, winning the other 3-0 in August 2015. There have been only four away victories in the 40 Premier League meetings.Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, LondonSaturday, 09-11-2019 @6pmRef: Graham Scott Tottenham are unbeaten in four home meetings in all competitions since a 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane in November 1991 (W3, D1). The home side in this fixture has never lost in the six previous Premier League fixtures, and always scored at least twice. Sheffield United have won only four of their 35 top-flight away games against Spurs (D7, L24).Tottenham have won only six of their past 23 Premier League fixtures (D6, L11). They are winless in four league games (D2, L2). Spurs have only conceded more than once in one of their 15 home league matches in 2019. However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have kept a solitary Premier League clean sheet this season, a joint-low with Norwich. They have dropped 10 league points from winning positions, second only to Aston Villa’s 11. Dele Alli has scored two goals in his last three league appearances, as many as his previous 15. He has scored in 39 Premier League games without losing.Tottenham have striker Son Heung-min available after his red card against Everton last weekend was rescinded. Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela are both still out with hamstring injuries, while Giovani Lo Celso may have to wait for his first Premier League start.Sheffield United are assessing minor injuries to several players but manager Chris Wilder declined to mention names. Forward Callum Robinson is among those pushing for a recall. He has started all five of United’s away league games.Leicester City vs Arsenal King Power Stadium, LeicestershireSaturday, 09-11-2019 @8:30pmRef: Chris KavanaghLeicester are vying to beat Arsenal in three consecutive top-flight home matches for the first time. The Gunners have lost two of the past three league meetings – more than they had in the previous 30 (W20, D9, L1).The Foxes have won eight of their past 11 league matches at home, losing only once. Three points on Saturday would give them a club record-equalling fifth successive Premier League home victory. Leicester have earned seven wins in nine league games, scoring at least twice in each victory. They have won 12 Premier League fixtures under Brendan Rodgers, a record bettered only by Liverpool and Manchester City since his first game in charge in March. Leicester have the joint-best defensive record this season, level with Sheffield United. Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his eight league starts against Arsenal. His tally of 19 Premier League goals in 21 games since Rodgers’ arrival is five more than anyone else during that period.Arsenal’s tally of 17 points is their joint lowest after 11 matches for seven years. They have won only four of their last 18 Premier League away matches (D5, L9). The Gunners have gone 11 away league games without a win against teams starting the day in the top three since beating Manchester City at the Etihad in January 2015 (D3, L8). Arsenal have kept just two clean sheets in 24 away league fixtures. This will be Unai Emery’s 50th Premier League match in charge of Arsenal (W25, D12, L12). None of his previous 49 have ended goalless. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to score a Premier League away goal on a Saturday in seven appearances.Unai Emery says Granit Xhaka is not ready to return to the Arsenal side for Saturday’s game against Leicester. Xhaka has not played since an angry confrontation with home fans during the draw with Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on 27 October. The incident led to him being stripped of the Arsenal captaincy. Fellow midfielder Dani Ceballos will also be absent for Emery’s 50th Premier League match in charge. The 23-year-old injured his left hamstring during Wednesday’s Europa League tie against Vitoria.Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has a near fully-fit squad at his disposal for Saturday’s game. The only absentee is Matty James, who has begun light training as he steps up his comeback from Achilles surgery.Upcoming fixturesSunday, 10-11-2019-Man United vs Brighton @5pm-Wolves vs Aston Villa @5pm-Liverpool vs Man City @7:30pmComments Tags: arsenalBurnleyChelsealeicester citypremier leaguelast_img read more

On Facebook, Angry People Are More Popular (Plus Other Fascinating Statistical Correlations)

first_imgTags:#Analysis#Data Services#NYT#social networks#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Facebook‘s data team proved once again today that when you analyze a large set of anonymous user data from the world’s biggest social network, you can learn some very interesting things about the state of humanity.In a blog post titled What’s on your mind?, the company disclosed the results of its text analysis of 1 million anonymized messages. Among the findings: Young people swear more than older people and older people talk about other people more than just themselves. Popular people are more likely to talk about other people, TV and movies, to swear and use religious words. Less popular people are more likely to talk about work, sleeping, eating and thinking. These are but a few of the many observations made by the in-house data team. The biggest question about the data remains unanswered, though: what could a world of independent researchers discover in this data? The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Above: Facebook found that the words on top of the left chart appeared more in profiles from older people, on the right, from more popular people. The company’s blog post contains 5 more graphs concerning other word correlations.For Facebook to make bulk, anonymized data available to independent researchers has long been a hope of mine and I’ve argued about how important an opportunity this is all the way up to Mark Zuckerberg himself. My favorite example of how data like this can be important is from history. When U.S. census data and bank home loan data were both made available for computer analysis and cross referencing for the first time, independent researchers unearthed a pattern of discrimination against African American families seeking to buy homes in big sections of major U.S. cities. This practice was called Real Estate Redlining and it was exposed thanks to aggregate data analysis. I am of the belief that social injustices of comparable significance, as well as opportunities for significant economic development, could be discovered in the patterns hidden across millions of Facebook status updates, friend connections, Likes and more.It’s great that Facebook is investing some of its resources into analyzing this data itself, but great opportunity is lost if the company fails to allow outside researchers to analyze this data as well.It’s great that Facebook is investing some of its resources into analyzing this data itself, but great opportunity is lost if the company fails to allow outside researchers to analyze this data as well.Oliver Chiang, at Forbes, agreed with my argument in an article this month: “But really, what Facebook should do… is open up its data for research. Because they don’t, we get highly sanitized findings (like these top trends, or the finding that being active on Facebook leads to increased happiness), and even, reportedly, a black market for Facebook data. The company collects the thoughts, images and content of more than half a billion users – that data could be used for good.”’s Michael Agger wrote last month in an article discussing the opportunities latent in Facebook’s data, “It would be helpful for transportation planners to know the places where people complain the most about traffic. Educators could see the data and sentiment analysis around how a community feels about its local schools.”Bernardo Huberman, a social technology researcher at HP Labs who was able to gain access to bulk Facebook data years ago, before the site was as large, controversial and armed with lawyers as it is today, is both understanding and hopeful.“This data is amazingly important from a commercial point of view,” Huberman told me in a telephone interview last week.“But [Zuckerberg], he’s not a researcher, he’s just a businessman. I have a feeling that Twitter’s situation is roughly the same; all this research stuff and so on is gravy. [In recent years] I’ve had very little traction in terms of getting access to their data. They are busy with other things, with keeping their business viable.“They have a different view of it. Perhaps in a few years, Zuckerburg will relax and say ‘I want to be the kind of public figure that wants to release data’….but right now I don’t think that will motivate these people.”I hope that’s not correct. I hope that every time the Facebook Data Team performs another batch of analysis on anonymized, bulk Facebook data and gives us an opportunity to look into our own souls – the potential that lies untapped in that data will be taken all the more seriously. That potential will never be realized if analysis of it is limited to the eyes, minds, interests, skills and perspectives of the company’s own researchers. marshall kirkpatrick Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more