Video shows Oregon coach disarming student then embracing him before police arrive

first_imgKATU(PORTLAND, Oregon) — Stunning surveillance footage captured the moment a high school coach in Oregon disarmed a student with a shotgun and then held him in his arms.Keanon Lowe, a football and track and field coach at Parkrose High School, can be seen walking through the hallways and entering a classroom on May 17.When he next emerges, he is holding a shotgun and backing away from student Angel Granados-Diaz before another teacher comes up and takes the weapon away.Then, in an extraordinary moment, Lowe embraces Granados-Diaz and the two hug for at least a minute.At one point, it appears that Granados-Diaz tries to break free, but Lowe continues to hold on to him.Police eventually arrive and take Granados-Diaz into custody.Lowe was hailed a hero following the incident at the Portland high school.“This was a best-case scenario,” Portland Police Sergeant Brad Yakots said at the time. “The staff members from all accounts did an excellent job.”Initial reports said that Lowe wrestled the student to the ground, but the video, which was released by Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office on Friday, shows the emotional moment the two shared.Granados-Diaz, now 19, was suffering from a mental health crisis at the time, according to ABC Portland affiliate KATU. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in a public building and one count of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public and was sentenced to three years of probation, KATU reported.Lowe, a former Oregon Ducks football player, told the station that when the student entered the classroom with the weapon, he was close enough that he lunged for the gun and grabbed it with both hands.“Then it was just me and that student. It was a real emotional time. It was emotional for him, it was emotional for me,” he said back in May, according to KATU. “In that time, I felt compassion for him. A lot of times, especially when you’re young, you don’t realize what you’re doing until it’s over.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Grand Opening Friday For RomWeber II

first_imgThe grand opening of RomWeber Flats II will be held Friday.BATESVILLE – A ribbon cutting will be held Friday for the second phase of RomWeber Flats. The addition of RomWeber II offers another thirty, one and two bedroom apartments for seniors, bringing the total number of units to eighty-four.RomWeber has also joined in partnership with Cincinnati-based Nursing Care Management to offer assisted living options on campus. It is the first assisted living facility of its kind in Indiana.“The ability for Hoosiers to maintain their independence into their golden years is a valuable asset to any community,” said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. “The addition of assisted living options in the RomWeber Flats developments will enhance the lives of elderly citizens in Batesville, reducing isolation and limiting the cost of care.”This innovative approach will allow residents to age in place and to live independently using a combination of affordable housing and Medicaid waivers to offset the cost of care. “This unique combination of programs will make assisted living available to Hoosiers who would traditionally reside in nursing homes due to the lack of availability of assisted living,” noted Mike Scharfenberger, owner of Nursing Care Management.Charles Anderson, Senior Vice President of City Real Estate Advisor, the Tax Credit Syndicator commented: “RomWeber Flats is a perfect example of a successful public / private enterprise.  The benefits to the residents, the property serves, are countless and the redevelopment that has occurred in the downtown Batesville market as a result of this development is truly remarkable.  This property symbolizes what should come to all of our minds when we hear the words ‘affordable housing’.”With the addition of RomWeber II, the total investment on the RomWeber Campus is now close to $17 million. This project has created 22 full time jobs and added three new businesses in downtown Batesville.Romweber Flats is a 55 and over community with amenities including a movie room, beauty salon, library, tenant storage facility, community areas and the award winning Big Four Café.last_img read more

Football: No. 8 Wisconsin takes on No. 4 Michigan in top 10 showdown

first_imgIn one of the most important games the University of Wisconsin football team will play in years, perhaps there is no better setting than Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.The stadium, dubbed “The Big House,” sets a stage of more than 100,000 fans for the top 10 showdown. Plenty more eyeballs will view from home as the No. 4 Wolverines (4-0) host the No. 8 Badgers (4-0) Saturday on ABC at 2:30 p.m.Football: Biegel to miss 2-4 weeks after surgery to repair fractured bone in footFifth-year senior linebacker Vince Biegel is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after having minor surgery Thursday night to mend a Read…With the fanfare and sheer spectacle of the afternoon awaiting them in “The Big House,” the Badgers will have to tone out the crowd to focus on the game itself. Jazz Peavy — who leads the Badgers in catches (16), receiving yards (274) and receiving touchdowns (two) — and his fellow receiving corps will be tasked with going against one of the most formidable secondaries in the country.Despite losing Jeremy Clark for the season to a torn ACL, Michigan’s All-American Jourdan Lewis plays a lockdown corner for the Wolverines opposite senior Channing Stribling. Of course, the Michigan defense also has has linebacker and safety Jabrill Peppers, one of college football’s most dynamic players. The Wolverines have held their opponents to just a 12 percent conversion rate on third down this season, which ranks first in the country.In the face of those daunting numbers, Peavy refuses to be intimidated.“I think about what we can do,” Peavy said. “I know we can convert third downs, and I know we can make plays. That 12 percent was 12 percent against other teams.”The Badgers were stellar on third down in their win over Michigan State last week, particularly redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook, who will make only his second career start Saturday.Football: No. 11 Wisconsin makes statement with 30-6 road victory against No. 8 Michigan StateEAST LANSING, Mich. — For several seconds during the third quarter, University of Wisconsin fifth-year safety Leo Musso felt like Read…Quarterback Wilton Speight commands the Wolverine offensive attack and gets the job done through the air. He has thrown for 875 yards and nine touchdowns with just one interception. Speight has plenty of tall targets too, including 6-foot-6-inch tight end Jake Butt, who is considered the National Football League’s top draft prospect at the position right now. On the other side of the ball, Wisconsin doesn’t have a single member of its secondary taller than 5-foot-11-inches.“No matter who the opponent is, we just have to stay true to ourselves and play our ball,” Watt said. “Smart, tough, dependable football like Wisconsin always does.”It has been nearly six years since Wisconsin and Michigan last played (blame scheduling and conference realignment). In that game, Badger running backs Montee Ball and James White ran all over the Wolverines, J.J. Watt added a pick and UW won 48-28 on Nov. 20, 2010.A lot has happened to both programs since then. Jim Harbaugh and his khakis took over his alma mater’s coaching job after the 2014 season, and Michigan has already experienced a quick turnaround, propelling it back into the upper echelons of college football.Paul Chryst, who has expressed high praise for Harbaugh, took over the head coaching job at Wisconsin a couple weeks earlier. Chryst and Harbaugh’s careers overlapped while both were assistants for the San Diego Chargers under Nebraska’s current head coach Mike Riley.“Jim’s a really good football coach,” Chryst said. “He’s got a really good staff, and obviously, they have good players. He’s done it at San Diego, did at Stanford, had success with the 49ers and now at Michigan.”Chryst’s brother, Geep, served as Harbaugh’s quarterback coach for the San Francisco 49ers for the four seasons Harbaugh was the head coach there.Bumbaca’s Prediction: Michigan 23, Wisconsin 17No one saw last week’s thrashing of Michigan State coming, and yes, I will own up to the fact I picked Sparty to win. Still, the Badgers had trouble running the ball. Hornibrook’s decision-making was questionable at times, and the secondary lacked an edge down the stretch.Also, MSU is much more flawed than the Wolverines. The Badgers will have to take advantage of the mismatch presented between their front-seven and the Wolverine offensive line. If they are able to force the Wolverines into third-and-long situations and maintain a steady pass rush, they will definitely be in this game.I don’t know if they can pull it off, however. It will be close.Game InformationWhen: 2:30 p.m.Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michigan StadiumTV: ABC (Dave Flemming, Brian Griese, Todd McShay)Radio: Badger Sports Radio Network, Sirius/XM 84 (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Patrick Herb)All-time series: Michigan leads, 47-14-1.last_img read more