Black bear sighting confirmed in southern Indiana

first_imgNew Albany, In. — Indiana Conservation officers have confirmed a black bear was hit on I-64 by a car near New Albany on Sunday evening.Based on information gathered at the scene officers say the bear wandered into the woods after being hit but was not found.“It’s unfortunate and unusual for a bear to be hit on an Indiana roadway,” said Brad Westrich, DNR mammalogist, “but bear sightings are nothing to be alarmed about. As bear populations expand in neighboring states, it’s only natural that they become more common here.”Black bears are rarely aggressive toward humans.If you see a black bear:— Enjoy it from a distance.— Never attempt to feed or attract bears.— Do not climb a tree.— Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms and backing slowly away.— Report bear sightings to the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife at 812-334-1137, through email at dfw@dnr.IN.gov, or wildlife.IN.gov/8497.htm.Most problems arise when bears associate food sources with humans. Do not feed bears. Doing so increases the likelihood of negative bear-human interactions. Unfortunately, a fed bear often becomes a dead bear due to increased aggressive behaviors associated with the loss of fear of humans—help keep wildlife wild.Bears can smell food from more than a mile away, so it’s important to secure food sources and discourage animals from associating humans and human dwellings with food. To reduce or eliminate the potential for bear-human conflicts, here are some tips:— DO remove bird feeders and bird food from late March through November.— DO clean and store grills away after use.— DO eliminate food attractants by placing garbage cans inside a garage or shed.— DO pick ripe fruits and vegetable ASAP, or place an electric fence around them, to ensure bear cannot reach them.— DON’T intentionally feed bears. Bears that become accustomed to finding food near your home may become “problem” bears.— DON’T leave pet food outside overnight.— DON’T add meat or sweets to a compost pile.— DON’T climb a tree, but wait in a vehicle or building for the bear to leave the area.More information on black bears is here.The DNR has no information on the vehicle accident. Officers with the New Albany Police Department investigated the vehicle accident.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 10-9 season-ending loss to Cornell

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 13, 2018 at 9:36 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Nate Solomon took the ball in play before being knocked down by a Cornell defender. A yellow flag flew in the air and the clock ticked past seven seconds left. The two grappled for the ball, but the penalty would never come. The clock hit zero and a sea of red jerseys flooded the field.On Sunday night, No. 8-seed Syracuse (8-7, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) had an opportunity to get revenge against Cornell (13-4, 3-2 Ivy). It had fallen earlier in the year, 13-8, to the Big Red. The Orange never trailed in the first half and entered the break up a pair of goals. It had been 5-0 in previous games when leading at half. But in the second half, Cornell crept back in and with SU constantly turning the ball over, the Big Red took advantage, taking its first lead late in the fourth quarter. Syracuse would never take the lead back, falling to Cornell, 10-9, in the opening round of the NCAA tournamentFor the first time since 2011, Cornell won at the Carrier Dome and will play Maryland in the quarterfinals next weekend.Here are three reactions from the game.Nick Mellen dominates Jeff Teat, but not enough in lossThe biggest storyline heading into Sunday night’s matchup was the battle between first-team All-American Jeff Teat and Syracuse’s No. 1 defender, Nick Mellen. The last time these two faced off, Mellen caused three turnovers but Teat tagged the Orange with a pair of goals and four assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in the opening 30 minutes in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Teat had just one assist to his name. Mellen on the other hand, had two caused turnovers on the sophomore attack.Mellen stuck to Teat for most of the game and the only point for the latter came after a switch on a pick by Jake McCulloch. Andrew Helmer was beaten off a dodge and Mellen slid to help, leaving McCulloch wide open.The two caused turnovers came when Teat tried driving on Mellen. The first was a quick poke in the opening minutes of the second quarter that sent the ball bouncing free. The other came right before half, as Mellen’s stick wrapped around Teat and sent the ball into a scrum of white and red jerseys.The second half was similar, with Teat rarely seeing the ball. Mellen stuck to him, stick to his chest at all times and fought through screens to stay on Cornell’s leading points scorer.On one play in the second half, with the shot clock winding down for Cornell, Teat sat behind the net. He fired a pass but it was deflected off Mellen’s stick. Teat recovered it and quickly passed to the top of the offense. But the ball bounced around and the shot clock hit zero, giving the Orange possession.The entire game, Mellen kept Teat in check, whether it was at even strength or while man-down. But that didn’t matter, as Cornell won the game.Danny Varello bounces backOne of Syracuse’s biggest struggles all season long has been its success at the faceoff X. Since the Orange lost Ben Williams to graduation, it has relied on sophomore Danny Varello to fill the hole left by the All-American.And since March 24, when Varello won just 2-of-12 faceoffs against Duke, he has won the faceoff battle just once out of eight times — against North Carolina.But on Sunday, Varello won the faceoff battle handily. He had multiple pick-and-pop wins and other times, his wings scooped up loose ground balls after Varello sent the ball backwards.By the end of the first half, Varello had taken all but one faceoff — a win from Seth DeLisle. The Orange entered the break up two and had dominated the faceoff game, going 9-for-13.The second half trended the same, with Syracuse’s wings coming up big after multiple scrums off the faceoff. Syracuse kept turning the ball over, allowing Cornell to creep back into the game and making each faceoff became much more important.If it weren’t for Varello’s bounce back game, where he finished 12-for-18 from the faceoff X, the game would likely have ended with a larger margin than just one goal. Varello gave SU the opportunities it needed. The offense just couldn’t finish them.Man-Up kills SyracuseSyracuse entered Sunday night as the No. 18 team in the country while man-up, converting at a 41-percent clip. Its offense normally works the ball around before often finding an open man near the crease. But against Cornell, that offense fell short. By the final buzzer, Syracuse had finished 0-for-3 while man-up.Its first man-up came on a slash from Cornell goalkeeper Christian Knight. Jamie Trimboli scored a goal right before the penalty was in effect and the Orange had an opportunity to control momentum even further — SU was already on a 3-0 run. But its only shot came from Brendan Bomberry and it sailed wide.Its next man-up also came after a Syracuse goal — this one from Brendan Curry — late in the third quarter. Stephen Rehfuss sent a cross-field pass to Bomberry, whose shot was saved by Knight. Again, the penalty was killed.And then, trailing by one late in the fourth quarter, SU had a man-up opportunity with the chance to take the lead and gain momentum. But again, Bomberry was stopped by Knight.In the most important game of the season, Syracuse’s extra-man unit fell short. Had it converted on those chances, the Orange would be looking at a whole different game. But it didn’t. Commentslast_img read more

Win or lose at BKFC 9, Artem Lobov wants rematch with Paulie Malignaggi in a boxing ring

first_imgAfter nearly two years of near-riots and expletive-laden tirades, the most heavily hyped fight in the history of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship took place at BKFC 6 when Artem Lobov defeated Paulie Malignaggi by unanimous decision.All the animosity that had existed between one of Conor McGregor’s main sparring partners and the former two-division boxing champion looked to be put to be rest. While on the surface, Lobov and Malignaggi appeared to go in different directions after the fight, that hasn’t necessarily been the case for Lobov. The ex-UFC fighter is interested in settling the score once and for all with Malignaggi’s and is looking to prove that he can beat him at his own game. “I walked out with a lot of cash, and I won,” Lobov boastfully told Sporting News about winning the fight. “He got his ass whooped. It felt pretty good to beat him up. But he’s still talking trash, so I would be happy to rematch him in the boxing ring if he wants. I know he thinks boxing is his game, but it’s my game now. He can come into my world.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearMalignaggi disparaged Lobov at every turn in the buildup. The current Showtime boxing analyst talked in the lead-up of how facing the former UFC journeyman would be a walk in the park. He also promised to put Lobov in a “f—g coma,” along with proclaiming that he would disparage his lifeless body with bodily fluids after knocking him out. The fact Lobov was able to make Malignaggi eat his words made it the biggest win of his nine-year combat sports career.”It was incredible,” Lobov said. “I can say that was the most satisfying win of my whole career. It just felt good. It was like, ‘Take that mother—-er.’” With Malignaggi now in his rearview mirror, Lobov now turns his attention to a familiar foe when he meets Jason Knight in the main event of Saturday’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 9. Back in April, Lobov and Knight battled in one of the most bloody, violent affairs in recent memory with Lobov earning the unanimous decision win.Even though he emerged victorious on that evening, Lobov is excited to be sharing the ring with Knight again because he loves to fight, and putting his fist to someone’s face is the “most peaceful place on the planet.” When looking back at the first meeting, Lobov found deficiencies in his performance. This time around, the “Russian Hammer” made sure he left no stone unturned, and you will see a completely different person than people saw seven months ago. “Number one, preparing for the first fight, I was doing it blindfolded,” Lobov said. “I didn’t know what to expect because I had never tried it before. I couldn’t train properly because I didn’t know anyone who did bare-knuckle. So my preparation was a little wrong in terms of my cardio work in getting ready for the two-minute rounds. What I was doing was incorrect. I was preparing for a marathon, and the fight was a sprint. I had it all wrong. This time around, I completely changed my preparation. Being able to train nothing but boxing for a full year made me a much better boxer as I brought in professional boxers helped me make a lot of gains. I look forward to showing the world what I’ve been working on.” Lobov entered the world of bare-knuckle fighting on a three-fight losing streak and an overall MMA record of 13-15-1 with one no-contest. Since coming to BKFC in 2019, Lobov is 2-0. A win on Saturday night would put the icing on the cake for the 34-year-old.”With a win on Saturday, this will certainly be the best year of my career in terms of financially and the wins, whichever way you want to look at it,” Lobov said.last_img read more