May 20, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. May 20, 2011
Freak out at Coal Creek Apartments?
Police responded to Coal Creek Apartments, 6802 Coal Creek Parkway S.E., at 9 p.m. May 2 after a resident reported that somebody had broken a glass fire extinguisher container. The resident also reported that loud banging and yelling was coming from her neighbor’s apartment. It appeared as though the man in the apartment from which the noise came had thrown his bicycle off his third-story balcony. The man would not open the door for police, and the reporting officers called the man’s mother. The man would not open the door for her either, and he told them to return with a warrant. With no witnesses to the fire extinguisher container vandalism or the bike being thrown, police left the scene.
May 19, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. May 19, 2011
Hazen baseball’s playoff run came to an end May 13 in a heartbreaking, extra-inning 4-3 loss to Capital High School in the second game of the West Central District III Tournament.
Hazen got off to a hot start early thanks to back-to-back RBI-doubles by Zac Kolterman and Jeff Beckman in the first inning. Cody Moorhead knocked an RBI-single of his own, giving Hazen a 3-0 lead.
Capital struck back, adding single runs in the first, second and third innings, but then both offenses stalled. The game remained tied heading into the seventh inning, when a delayed balk call overwrote another RBI-double by Kolterman that would have driven in the winning run. The call was made after the play was finished.
May 18, 2011
NEW — 10:50 a.m. May 18, 2011
Councilwoman Carol Simpson announced at the May 11 Newcastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon that she will seek re-election this fall.
Simpson — who holds Position 2 on the council — joins Deputy Mayor Steve Buri, Councilwoman Lisa Jensen and Parks Commission Chair Andrew Shelton on the November ballot.
Council positions are not assigned to geographic regions of the city.
None of the candidates who are slated to be on the ballot have yet picked up opponents, although candidates have until June 10 to file for election.