first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — A police officer in a Milwaukee suburb who resigned after being involved in his third fatal shooting in five years has been hired as a sheriff’s deputy. Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson said Tuesday that he hired Joseph Mensah after an extensive review that found his use of force was proper in all three shootings. Mensah was cleared in October in the death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole. Mensah was a Wauwatosa police officer when he shot Cole on Feb. 2 outside Mayfair Mall after police responded to a reported disturbance. Severson says Mensah will go through a supervised field training program.last_img read more


first_imgEL SEGUNDO — An hour before the NBA trade deadline, Lakers All-Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis were facing the media side-by-side.James was asked how he received news that Andre Iguodala had just been traded to, and agreed to an extension with, the Miami Heat – his former team that now appears to be gearing up to make a run at the title.“How do I handle that news?” he said. “I don’t know, I mean, I saw it and was like, ‘OK.’”As the NBA scrambled itself around them on deadline day, the Lakers sat back and watched, standing pat with the second-best record (38-11) in the league. There was noise but no moves, even as would-be contenders reshuffled their decks to try to solidify their title chances. “I mean, obviously everyone has the ESPN app and the NBA app, so it comes to your phone,” Davis said. “So we don’t go out, well, I don’t go out checking for it. We don’t, ‘Did you guys see this trade, this is happening.’ We haven’t done that.”There was plenty of smoke. Multiple reports cited that Kyle Kuzma was a potential trade chip in a deal for Morris, a transaction that would have required the Lakers to include several other player salaries to make the deal work. The Knicks reportedly wanted Danny Green and a pair of future second-round draft picks included in a deal for Morris. Yahoo Sports also mentioned that the Lakers had fielded calls for Alex Caruso.None of it came to pass as the noon PT deadline ticked by. All three players were at the morning shootaround when it was already anticipated the Lakers could stand pat.One of the biggest moves tangentially involving Kuzma was his agent, Leon Rose, accepting a reported offer to become the New York Knicks’ president of basketball operations. Kuzma, who hired Rose over the summer, is expected to remain with Creative Artists Agency.James and Davis, who acknowledged working hand-in-hand with General Manager Rob Pelinka during the summer when the team was being constructed, were more cagey when asked if they played a role in any of the deadline decisions: “I think that’s a Rob question,” James said.Pelinka was not available to speak to the media on Thursday afternoon following the deadline.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Clippers traded for Marcus Morris out of New York. The Heat traded for Iguodala. The Lakers’ Thursday night opponent, the Rockets, made some of the most dramatic moves of all, sending out franchise center Clint Capela to add 6-foot-7 Robert Covington.James found himself mostly reacting to the outside moves: He liked Miami’s move for Iguodala, who he said “helps them right away” because he brings “championship DNA.” The Lakers will learn right away how they can handle the Rockets, who now are likely to play most of the time without a traditional center.“They’re already shooting 45, 50 (3-pointers) a game,” he said. “Now they’re going to go to 60, 65 threes. That creates challenges for everyone in the league because you have to be on your toes and guarding a guy who is averaging almost 40, and guarding a guy who has averaged triple-doubles in seasons before. So it creates a lot more space for (Russell Westbrook) and (James) Harden.”Having a morning shootaround on the day of the trade deadline might seem unusual, but Coach Frank Vogel said he thought it was most important to give the Lakers a day off on Wednesday, following an emotionally exhausting week-and-a-half. Even though the team has won two straight, earlier in the week multiple players reported to the medical staff that they were feeling “worn down.”So the Lakers took Wednesday off and decided to shoot around the morning before their next game. James said it wasn’t awkward or tense, even as players who were mentioned in rumors were mingling around. Davis said phone alerts had popped up, but they had not been the source of much discussion among the team. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img The Lakers have a full 15 roster spots filled, but could look at the buyout market in the coming weeks. The New York Times reported that veteran J.R. Smith would receive a workout with the team, and the Lakers have been linked to a potential return of point guard Darren Collison, who abruptly retired over the summer.Until then, the Lakers were simply following along.“You know honestly, just like everybody else that follows the NBA,” Vogel said. “This team did that, that team did this. It’s interesting. What are they trying to do? What do they look like now? It’s not too different from what the best of the basketball world is doing.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_imgEdsel KingEdsel Lee King, of Wellington, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield at the age of 87.Edsel was born the son of John and Nora (Lawder) King on Tuesday, March 9, 1926 in Liberal.On August 18, 1946, Edsel and Carole Leaming were united in marriage in Liberal. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Wellington where he had served as an Elder. Edsel also belonged to the Masonic Lodge where he was a York Rite Mason and Master Mason. He was a past Worthy Patron with the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a past commander of the Wellington Wheatwackers and a member of the Midian Shrine in Wichita. He drove a hospital van through the Shrine organization to transport children to Missouri.  Edsel proudly served during World War II in the United States Navy. He later belonged to the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90 in Wellington. In his free time, Edsel enjoyed tinkering around with various handyman projects. He also loved to go camping and fishing. Edsel was proud of his 33 year career as a Soil and Water Conservationist. He later sold real estate for several years and retired in 1981.Survivors include his daughters: Sandra  King of Wellington and Carolyn Cauthon (Rick) of North Richland Hills, Texas, sons; John  King (Barbara) of Orlando, Florida, and Denis King (Susan) of Chicago, Illinois, sister; Bessie L. Strickland of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandchildren; Eric Heckart of Wichita, Michelle Trimble (Ray) of St. Peters, Missouri, Philip Cauthon (Sarah) of Lawrence, Susanne Forbes (Cory) of Iowa City, Iowa, Brian King (Kirsten) of Winter Park, Florida, Tony King (Kelly) of Orlando, Florida, Scott King (Krista) of Tampa, Florida, Jason Cotner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, great-grandchildren; Anthony Heckart, Lorna Trimble, Corrina Trimble, Marty Trimble, Travis Trimble, Alexander Cauthon, Owen Forbes, Quinn Forbes, Madison King, Tate King, Spencer King, Carson King,  Eli King and Sadie CotnerHe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Donald D. King, infant brother William A. King, sister Joyce Ann Cain and a granddaughter, Susan Heckart.Visitation will be held at the Day Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Edsel will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the First Christian Church, 123 West 9th Street, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with the Wellington Masonic Lodge No. 150 AF&AM or the First Christian Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more