first_imgGARDAI are investigating yet another attack on pensioners in Co Donegal.Several raiders broke into the home of two brothers in Manorcunningham last night and demanded money.But for once this gang got more than they bargained for as the well-known and respected local farmers fought back – and HIT the raiders with a brush shaft. The thieves left the house empty-handed.“One of the brothers grabbed a brush shaft and started battering the thieves. One of them ran squealing from the house,” said a friend.“Luckily they were able to defend themselves, but for this to happen again in our county is going to frighten people throughout our rural communities. It’s just outrageous.”Yet another attack in the county following at least a dozen raids on pensioners in the past 10 days has left many rural communities across County Donegal. On Saturday night 77-year-old Phyllis McGee was pushed to the ground twice by three masked men who kicked in her front door outside Pettigo. They made off with a small sum of money.Cllr Michael McMahon called for more Garda resources to tackle the raiders.“It’s a disgrace that elderly people in our society are being subjected to this sickening behaviour,” he said.“Communities across Donegal are frightened.”Last week eight homes in Raphoe and Convoy were raided. A widow had her husband’s wedding ring stolen during one incident. And Greta Lilly, 96, was punched in the ribs when her house was raided in Buncrana.No-one has been charged in relation to any of the attacks.CRIMEWAVE HORROR AS TWO MORE PENSIONERS ATTACKED – BUT THIS TIME THEY FOUGHT BACK was last modified: January 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CRIMEWAVE HORROR AS TWO MORE PENSIONERS ATTACKED – BUT THIS TIME THEY FOUGHT BACKmanorcunninghamlast_img read more

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first_imgSEATTLE — This was supposed to be the friendly portion of the Angels’ schedule. While their American League West rival Oakland Athletics were traveling the East Coast this week battling playoff contenders in Cleveland and Boston, the Angels figured to have an easier time with sub-.500 teams Seattle and Detroit. “There’s nothing I can do on that play,” Cabrera said. “Adrian played it really smart and got the first out then got me in the rundown. “That was the game right there.” Reliever J.J. Putz (6-5) then got Bengie Molina, who drove in the Angels’ lone run in the seventh inning, to ground out to end the inning. Predictably, the Mariners took advantage in the bottom of the ninth. Angels starter Paul Byrd, who pitched a brilliant eight-plus innings, surrendered a bunt single to Jeremy Reed and a broken-bat single to Raul Ibanez to put runners on first and third with no outs. Scot Shields relieved and got Richie Sexson to ground into a bizarre 4-8-3 double play. The Angels used five infielders, with center fielder Maicer Izturis in the infield. Sexson grounded to second baseman Adam Kennedy, who was on the shortstop side of second base. Kennedy flipped to Izturis at second for the force, who then threw to first for the double play. But after Beltre was intentionally walked, Dobbs singled up the middle to bring in Reed with the game-winning run. “Even after we get that double play, and that play finally worked for us, Cabrera said. “It’s a tough loss.” Seattle scored in the third when, with Yuniesky Betancourt on second, Ichiro Suzuki dropped down a bunt to the third-base side. Byrd fielded and threw back against his momentum and over first baseman Darin Erstad allowing Betancourt to score for a 1-0 lead. “If I can field the ball, we still win, said Byrd, who allowed eight hits and just one earned run. The Angels evened the score at 1-1 in the seventh when Vladimir Guerrero, Erstad and Molina strung together consecutive two-out singles to plate the tying run. Oakland lost to the AL wild-card leading Cleveland Indians, 5-2, earlier Tuesday. Fourteen of the Angels’ remaining 18 games are against teams with a record below .500. A four-game trip to Oakland (Sept. 26-29) are the Angels’ lone games against a winning team. — Keven Chavez can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A sparkling pitching performance from Seattle starter Ryan Franklin, a golden opportunity missed in the ninth inning and a game-winning single by Greg Dobbs were enough to keep the Angels from extending their one-game lead in the West over the Athletics. The Angels had a bases-loaded, no-out situation in a 1-1 game in the ninth inning and came up empty. Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera led off the top of the inning with a hard chopper that glanced off the glove of Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single. Garret Anderson followed by blistering a ground-rule double to right and Vladimir Guerrero was then intentionally walked to load the bases with no outs. Mariners pitcher George Sherrill replaced Franklin and got Darin Erstad to hit a hard grounder to Beltre. The former Dodgers third baseman stepped on the bag to force Anderson and threw home to catcher Yorvit Torrealba, who tagged out Cabrera for the double play. center_img The Mariners, in last place by as many games as are left in the season, have not exactly followed that script. The Angels lost their second consecutive game to the Mariners, 2-1, on Tuesday in front of 28,813 at Safeco Field. last_img read more