Sexual assault reported at Notre Dame

first_imgA third party reported a sexual assault to the University’s deputy Title IX coordinator, according to an email NDSP sent to Notre Dame students Thursday morning.The alleged sexual assault occurred Saturday in a men’s residence hall on the east side of campus, according to the email. The email also said that the victim is familiar with the alleged assailant.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and from the Title IX office.Tags: NDSP, rape, Title IXlast_img read more

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Resistance Ride

first_imgVirginia residents are up in arms after Dominion Power Company—one of the nation’s largest energy producers—proposed plans to build a 550-mile, 42-inch natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina.According to the Friends of Nelson County, “Dominion will have to seize private property through eminent domain, uproot farms and families, and disrupt businesses and lives in their attempt to complete the project.”Opposition to Dominion’s proposed pipe line project has been building since August of 2014. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has expressed his support for the project, but on April 16, Virginia 5th District Representative Robert Hurt contacted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to request more time for public comment.Starting this weekend, students from the University of Virginia will be cycling along the route of ACP in an effort to show support for residents and land owners within the proposed pipeline’s path and draw attention to climate change.11069372_934535756596973_4955324676179316542_n“This is a way for us to voice our opposition to this disastrous project,” said Hannah Beaman, one of the primary organizers of the resistance ride. “We are not property owners, but we do have a vested interest in seeing this sacred portion of Virginia preserved, and we’ll do everything we can to stop the ACP.”The ride will begin today and continue through May 19th.Beaman is hopeful that the resistance ride will have a positive impact, but she realizes the power that Domion wields in the state of Virginia.“Dominion is an incredibly powerful entity, and they contribute a lot of money to both political parties in our state,” she said. “But people are rising up against their plan to seize private property through eminent domain. No one stands to benefit here except for Dominion and its shareholders.”Beaman says she and numerous other students will gather the stories of those within the pipeline’s path during their ride and take them to an annual Dominion shareholder’s party in Richmond.“At the culmination of our trip we will be stopping in Richmond at Dominion’s annual shareholder’s party and letting them know exactly how this pipeline is going to effect the Virginia residents in its path,” she said. “We’ll also be pointing out the devastating effects that this project will have on Virginia’s wildlife species and forest habitat.”For more information about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Resistance Ride visit their blog or check them out on Facebook. You can also support the project here.last_img read more

Dayton man formally charged in Bright robbery

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Dearborn-Ohio County prosecutor Lynn Deddens has formally charged Jeremy Watson, 38, of Dayton, with the robbery of the Dollar General in Bright on Monday, April 3.Around 9:40 p.m. April 2 Dearborn County deputies responded to the retail store on a report of an armed robbery. Clerks told police a man approached the counter with some merchandise and announced a robbery in progress. Allegedly Watson said, “This ia robbery, give me the money in the drawer. The clerk told police Watson raised his shirt to show a handgun then removed it from his waistband and pointed it at the clerk and another employee.On April 3 a concerned citizen saw news reports and called police with the identity. The citizen also told police Watson was working in West Harrison, was driving a black Ford Ranger and had reportedly stolen a handgun from a family member.Detectives accessed social media to verify images, then requested and received a search warrant.Through a search warrant, police were able to place Watson near the Dollar General Store at the time of the robbery through cell phone records. Additional GPS information placed Watson at the Red Roof Inn in Miamisburg.Deputies observed Watson outside the motel wearing the same clothes in surveillance footage. When deputies approached Watson he pulled the handgun. Miamisburg police officers opened fire and struck Watson in the leg.Watson has been charged with possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon and robbery while armed with a deadly weapon. He was treated for his injuries and will be extradited back to Indiana to face charges.last_img read more