Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Roosevelt man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for shooting a Hempstead village police officer who was chasing him for his suspected role in a street robbery two years ago.Michael Benitez had pleaded guilty at Nassau County court to second-degree attempted murder shortly after opening arguments in his trial in January.Prosecutors said the 23-year-old was being chased by two officers when a third cop, responding to the radio call of the pursuit, spotted Benitez on Cooper Street in December 2011.Benitez fired multiple shots at the officer, striking him in the left arm and back.The officer returned fire, hitting Benitez in the groin, thigh, and arm. The officer then shot the gun out of Benitez’ hand after he refused to drop his gun weapon.The bullet that struck the officer in the back was stopped by his bulletproof vest.
Qatar-based shipping company Nakilat delivered a 5.3% increase in profit during the year ended December 31, 2018.The company’s profit reached QAR 892 million during the period, compared to QAR 847 million reported in 2017. Excluding the 2017 one-off item, the 2018 net profit increased by 14%, the company said.The key drivers of Nakilat’s stronger financial performance were the implementation of its long-term plans to diversify and seek new business opportunities with measured balanced risk. In addition, the company achieved positive results across its operations that exceeded planned expectations in 2018 through enhanced operational efficiency and cost effectiveness, Nakilat explained.During the year, Nakilat expanded its fleet with the addition of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and acquired a major stake in its first floating storage regasification unit (FSRU).“Complemented by strategic long-term agreements with well-established charterers and its own determination to operate sustainably, Nakilat has managed to maintain steady cashflow and generate positive value for its shareholders,” the company concluded.
Mrs. Dorothy M. (Watkins) Jacobs, age 90, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 8, 1926 in Morris, Illinois, the daughter of the late, Benjamin and Olive (Stevens) Watkins. She was united in marriage on November 3, 1974 in Canaan, Indiana, to the late, Estall L. Jacobs. Dorothy and Estall shared 21 years of marriage together until his death on January 2, 1996. Dorothy was a wonderful homemaker and was employed for a nursing home in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the Ebenezer Wesleyan Church near Moorefield, Indiana and was a member of the Peru Baptist Church in Peru, Illinois. Dorothy passed away at 1:50 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Dorothy will be missed by her sisters: Louise Sminesvik of Fargo, North Dakota and Evelyn Brough of Minneapolis, Minnesota and her several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Benjamin and Olive (Stevens) Watkins; her husband: Estall L. Jacobs, died January 2, 1996; her twin brother: Clarence Watkins; her brothers: Edward, Ernest, Robert and John Watkins and her infant sister.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor David Dicken at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Wesleyan Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.
The North Decatur Athletic Department will be hosting our annual Charger Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 10th. The event will take place at North Branch Golf Course with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoThe event, which helps to support the North Decatur Athletic Department and the Troy Hartley Fund, is currently seeking both sponsors and teams. Sponsorship opportunities include both Tournament Sponsors and Hole Sponsors. In addition, this year’s prize donations for a silent auction are also being accepted. Teams of four are needed for the Florida Scramble style tourney. Interested businesses or individuals can find both sponsorship and team registration information and forms on the North Decatur athletic website – www.ndathletics.com. Courtesy of Chargers AD Scott Johnson.