TRI-STATE PURSUIT LEADS TO ARREST OF SIOUX FALLS SUSPECT

first_imgDakota County authorities have released information about a pursuit Tuesday through the tri-state area that resulted in the arrest of a Sioux Falls man.It started when South Sioux City Police responded to a report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart.The suspect had fled the scene but a Dakota County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the suspect’s vehicle on Highway 20 westbound and attempted to pull it over.The suspect sped south to Thurston County and turned back towards South Sioux City, and eventually into Iowa and then north onto I-29 into South Dakota.The pursuit finally ended at mile marker 41 when the South Dakota Highway Patrol was able to spike the vehicle and it eventually went into a ditch.The driver, 34 year old Daniel Fawcett, was taken into custody by the Union County Sheriff’s Department.Fawcett is facing numerous charges including felony operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, felony criminal attempt of assault on law enforcement officers by motor vehicle, reckless driving, resisting arrest, no operator’s license and stop sign violation.The pursuit lasted for over an hour and covered over 100 miles.last_img read more

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Suns Michael Beasley Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Photo by www.nba.si.comLast year, forward Michael Beasley said this in his introductory press conference with the Phoenix Suns: “I realize 10 minutes of feeling good is not really worth putting my life and my career and my legacy in jeopardy, so I’m confident to say that that part of my career, that part of my life, is over and won’t be coming back.”Well, apparently, it is back.Beasley was arrested Tuesday following a traffic stop because in his possession were three cigarettes believed to contain marijuana. His Mercedes-Benz smelled of weed, according to police Officer David Pubins of Scottsdale, Ariz.Beasley was released after being cited for investigation of one felony count each of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.This incident could result in suspension by the NBA. Beasley already has a drug history. In June 2011, he was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in a Minneapolis suburb, where he played before signing with Phoenix.He also has acknowledged that while playing for Miami, he twice violated the NBA’s drug policy and entered a treatment facility in 2009.Beasley, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft by Miami out of Kansas State in 2008, signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Suns a year ago. But he went on to have a disappointing, inconsistent season, averaging career lows of 10.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 75 games as Phoenix compiled the worst record in the Western Conference and second worst in franchise history. He shot 40.5 percent from the field, also a career worst.To say his NBA career has been a disappointment is an understatement. Blessed with immense talent, Beasley, from the Washington, D.C. area, has not come close to fulfilling his potential. He has been inconsistent and seemingly disinterested. Worse, he has not shown much improvement–on or offer the court–in his five years as a pro.According to Pubins, court proceedings in the case will begin after results of lab tests are available. read more

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Elon Musk Im Not Really a Fan of Disruption

first_img 2 min read This story originally appeared on CNBC Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Despite his pushing for innovation in a range of sectors, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says he is “not really a fan” of technological disruption.Musk — a driving force behind Tesla, SolarCity, SpaceX and PayPal — said Monday that disruption only happens when people try to develop “fundamentally better” options. For Musk, that currently means bringing sustainable energy and transportation to an affordable scale.”If there’s a need for something to be disrupted and it’s important to the future of the world then sure, we can disrupt it,” he said at the Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention.Musk’s attempts at fundamental change through electric carmaker Tesla have yet to yield financial gains to match his ambition. In its first quarter of this year, Tesla posted a loss of 36 cents per share, and most consumers are still priced out of its vehicles.The company’s recently unveiled Powerwall solar home and business battery has also been called too expensive to be feasible for most consumers.Musk contends that bringing electric car and truck production to an affordable scale will eventually help their adoption. He noted that Tesla’s cars have gradually grown less expensive, and the coming Model 3 is slated to price around $35,000 upon its 2017 release.At the EEI convention, Tesla’s chief technical officer, JB Straubel, noted prices could dip “much faster than most people expect.””What we’re going to see the most in the next few years is a massive increase in scale,” Straubel said.Both Musk and Straubel touted the potential for alternative energy development to play into the widespread adoption of batteries similar to the Powerwall or those in Tesla’s vehicles. Musk believes electric and solar power generation and consumption will ramp up as regulation and other factors squeeze the use of carbon-producing energy sources.”The long term is very positive for electric power generation,” he said. “My rough guess would be that there is more than a doubling of utility-level electricity in the long term.”Musk added that the progression would happen with developments that increase both the affordability and efficiency of alternative sources, which he said was fundamentally better for consumers in the long term. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals June 8, 2015last_img read more

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