Lisburn man avoids jail after punching traffic warden BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Lisburn man who attacked a traffic warden after he was given a parking ticket narrowly avoided going jail on Monday. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/courts/lisburn-man-avoids-jail-after-punching-traffic-warden-38354540.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38354529.ece/a958a/AUTOCROP/h342/IMG_1936.jpg Email A Lisburn man who attacked a traffic warden after he was given a parking ticket narrowly avoided going jail on Monday. Imposing a three month jail sentence on 33-year-old Michael O’Doherty at the city’s Magistrates Court, District Judge John Meehan told the father-of-two that “drivers must know that if they lay a finger on a traffic warden then they go to jail.” The judge continued however “I have to ask if there’s a reasonable prospect of you behaving yourself....I hope there is so therefore I will suspend the sentence for two … [Read more...] about Lisburn man avoids jail after punching traffic warden
PUBLISHED: 11:23 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:23 25 July 2019 Emily Thomson Bats in Churches. Photo: Hugh Clarke Hugh Clark They are a symbol of Halloween and things that go bump in the night - not to mention Dracula's shape-shift. Bats in Churches. Photo: Hugh ClarkeBats are also the scourge of many church wardens, nesting in roof spaces and firing dropping into the aisle.But a new project is encouraging churches to embrace the bats in the belfry - and use themn to raise valuable funds and educate visitors.Bats in Churches is a project to help churches across England which are struggling with the protected creatures. According to the Bat Conservation Trust, 60pc of medieval churches are home to bats and in Norfolk they have been causing problems.A Soprano Pipistrelle BatPhilip Parker, an environmental consultant on part of the project, said: "I have looked at 270 churches in Norfolk and we have only found three or four without bats."We have a lot of … [Read more...] about Can bats ands church wardens live in harmony?
By Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle Published 9:01 am CDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 Texas game wardens patrolling the state's waterways over the July 4 holiday period issued more than 2,000 citations for water safety violations, filed 63 boating-while-intoxicated cases, investigated 12 boating accidents including the state's 17th boating-related fatality of the year. less Texas game wardens patrolling the state's waterways over the July 4 holiday period issued more than 2,000 citations for water safety violations, filed 63 boating-while-intoxicated cases, investigated 12 boating ... more Photo: Shannon Tompkins / Houston Chronicle Photo: Shannon Tompkins / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Texas game wardens patrolling the state's waterways over the … [Read more...] about Fourth of July was no holiday for wardens hit by boat
Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 4:09 PM EDT May 8, 2019 LANSING A jury awarded a former state prison warden $438,000 in damages Tuesday after finding supervisors retaliated against him for defending a female subordinate who complained about sexual discrimination and harassment. An eight-member Ingham County Circuit Court jury deliberated about seven hours over two days before returning a 6-2 verdict in favor of former Central Michigan Correctional Facility warden Jeff Larson. Larson, who retired in 2017, took a $38,000 pay cut when he was demoted from warden to resident unit manager, after a 2014 investigation. Michigan Department of Corrections officials said Larson was demoted for failing to comply with all the terms of his court order after he was stopped for drunk driving, second offense, in 2013. But James Fett, Larson's attorney, argued Larson, who he said has abstained from alcohol since that 2013 arrest, was targeted because he defended and advocated … [Read more...] about Jury awards $438K to former Michigan prison warden
By Jay R. Jordan Updated 11:43 am CDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 That Dog Does Hunt While patrolling the Sam Houston National Forest, a Montgomery County Game Warden contacted four individuals who had firearms, rope and GPS tracking equipment. The hunter’s claimed that their dogs had gotten off the private property they were hunting, and they were trying to get them back. The warden asked if they knew it was illegal to run dogs in the national forest and they said that they did but were only trying to retrieve their dogs. The warden told them to gather their dogs and leave the forest as soon as possible. Once out of sight, the warden parked his vehicle and doubled back on the group just in time to witness them dragging a pig out of the woods. All four individuals received citations and a few warnings, and one was taken to Montgomery County Jail on local warrants. less That Dog Does Hunt While patrolling the Sam Houston National Forest, a Montgomery County … [Read more...] about High-speed boat chase, convenience store deer hunting highlight Game Warden notes