Police: Man leads officers on chase through 3 southern Utah cities

WASHINGTON — A man is in custody after a police chase that spanned three cities in southern Utah Monday, according to the Washington City Police Department.

About 5:30 p.m., police received calls of a reckless driver in Toquerville, Washington County. When officers attempted to stop the car, they were unable to because of its “high rate of speed and reckless driving pattern,” the department said in a press release.

Shawn Offret, 50, from Washington City, was ultimately taken into custody after allegedly leading police on a chase through Hurricane, Washington City and St. George.

During the chase, Offret’s vehicle collided with another vehicle, leaving an elderly woman with minor injuries, according to the release.

After the collision, Offret’s vehicle continued onto northbound I-15 going the wrong direction.

“Pursuing officers discontinued the pursuit at this time. Washington City officers began to slow traffic traveling northbound to prevent a collision,” the department said.

Offret then made it to a relative’s home in Coral Canyon in Washington City, where he allegedly “gained unlawful access,” stole prescription medication and a “large knife” and burglarized a vehicle at the home, according to the police department.

When police again located Offret and he continued ignoring orders to stop, officers used a spike strip, which deflated one of Offret’s tires. The vehicle continued, however, onto Telegraph Street into oncoming traffic, ignoring traffic lights, police said.

Offret finally stopped in the Zion Factory Stores on Red Cliffs Drive in St. George, police said, and exited his vehicle but left it in drive in the path of pedestrians.

“A Washington City officer positioned his vehicle in front of the suspect vehicle and stopped it,” the release stated. The officer’s vehicle sustained some damage, Washington City Police Lt. Jason Williams said.

Offret fled to a jewelry store, where police say he held the knife to his own neck threatening to …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Top stories


Trevor Noah zeroes in the really shocking part of Omarosa’s secret Trump White House recordings

“It is one of the great ironies of all time that the Trump presidency has given us more books than ever before,” Trevor Noah said on Monday’s Daily Show. The latest to land with a splash is Unhinged, by former Apprentice contestant and Trump White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, who has been on tour claiming the president is a lying, racist dotard. “Omarosa! How can you say that about the president … three years after we all said that about the president!?!” Noah asked. “Seriously, though? Omarosa had to spend a year in the White House to learn that Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing? I can’t wait for her next book, Donald Trump: Something’s Wrong With His Hair.”

But the “juicy part” of the story is that Omarosa was making secret tapes of her White House colleagues, Noah said. She’s released two recordings, of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly firing her in the Situation Room and of President Trump feigning surprise at her firing the next day. “You know, for a man who lies as much as Trump, you think he’d be better at it,” Noah said. “Now, I’ll be honest. What we’ve heard on the tapes is not particularly shocking, but what is shocking is how many people are secretly recording the president of the United States all the time! So many people are walking around the White House wearing a wire, I’m surprise there aren’t just feedback loops happening to everyone. … Like, there just needs to be a Grammy category for these at this point” for “Best Contemporary Presidential Spying.”

To illustrate how Omarosa’s secret taping might actually make her look worse than her taped subjects, Ronny Chieng came out and played his own secret …read more

Source:: The Week – Lifestyle


Brandon Crawford leaves game after collision in left field

LOS ANGELES–Every member of the Giants infield has spent significant time on the disabled list this season except their starting shortstop.

The Giants are hoping Brandon Crawford avoids that fate, but he was removed from Monday’s game shortly after colliding with left fielder Gorkys Hernández while chasing a flyball down the left field line.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looped a double into shallow left field that sent Crawford and Hernández racing toward the line.

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While pursuing the ball, Crawford’s head banged against Hernández’s knee. Both fielders were slow to get up, as Crawford retrieved the ball before waiting to be checked on by the Giants’ training staff.

Crawford and Hernández stayed in to hit in the top of the fifth inning, but the Giants shortstop was replaced by Alen Hanson in the field in the bottom of the frame.

The collision that knocked out Brandon Crawford from this game. pic.twitter.com/u0zJ5upLbW

— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 14, 2018

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


Royals spoil Reid-Foley’s debut, beat Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ryan O’Hearn homered and drove in a career-high three runs, Brad Keller threw seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night to spoil Sean Reid-Foley’s major league debut.

Reid-Foley (0-1) was removed after 97 pitches and five innings, allowing three runs, six hits and three walks while striking out three. Reid-Foley is only the second player in major league history to be born in Guam. He was 12-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 23 minor league starts this season.

O’Hearn, a rookie who entered hitting .130 with three RBIs, hit an opposite-field homer on Reid-Foley’s first pitch with Brett Phillips aboard with two outs in the second.

O’Hearn walked with the bases loaded in the fourth to bring home Lucas Duda, who led off the inning with a single.

Brad Keller (5-5) yielded one run and four hits to pick up his third victory in his past four decisions.

Wily Peralta worked around Justin Smoak’s walk leading off the ninth for his seventh save.

Devon Travis homered in the first for Toronto. It was his fourth home run in 26 at-bats at Kauffman Stadium.

Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen singled to left in the second in his first big league at-bat, but Alex Gordon threw out Russell Martin trying to score from second to end the inning. Gordon picked up his ninth assist and leads the majors with 91 outfield assists since 2010 when he was moved from third base to left field.

Whit Merrifield had three of Kansas City’s seven hits. The Royals got …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca


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