Rodents on the run from derelict sites

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRodents on the run from derelict sitesBy admin – March 1, 2011 939 Advertisement THE sight of rodents scurrying past long-standing derelict sites is terrifying people, according to election candidate Cllr Joe Leddin, responding to a complaint from a young Limerick woman who had such an experience on the Ballinacurra road. It is claimed that rats and rodents are terrifying people, especially our senior citizens who walk in the area of the former Moloney Garage site.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week, the Limerick Post received a call from a young woman who said she is now terrified to be anywhere near the site.“I was wheeling my child in her buggy and two rats ran across my path – it was obvious they were coming from the site, which attracts lots of illegal dumping – it’s a disgrace that this is being allowed fester so close to where people are living and walking”.Cllr Joe Leddin, who has requested an immediate inspection of a number of the city’s most offensive derelict sites and properties from City Hall’s Planning Department, said that on his election canvass throughout the city he has received numerous complaints from people and the business sector who are living close to derelict sites.“They have outlined to me their concerns with the continued deterioration of these sites. All kind of rubbish is being dumped illegally, and as a result, increases anti-social behaviour.“There are also serious health and safety concerns surrounding the proposed Opera Centre – many of the buildings involved are over 100 years and in a poor physical state”.Pointing out that the issue is of a more serious nature than many people perceive, he also referred to the many unoccupied derelict houses and sites scattered in Hyde Road, Quins Cottages, Janesboro and Prospect, that are causing huge concern for locals.“Urgent action, such as compulsory purchase orders by the city council are now required, and while there may be difficulties pertaining to title deeds with certain houses, the major strategic sites on main artery roads into the city can’t be left unattended – either the owners or the city council must carry out appropriate works to clean and secure these sites”. Print Linkedin Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleOutlaw Concy hot on trail of RubberbanditsNext articleRugby fans to benefit from ticket price reduction admin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Intercomp renews IMCA Modified awards, continues role in Stock Car decal program

first_imgInformation about the extensive line of Intercomp products and apparel is available at www.intercompracing.com, on Facebook or by calling 800 328-3336. Manufacturer of the Official Scales of IMCA, Intercomp also returns to the national decal program for Stock Cars for the 17th consecutive year. Drivers in that division must display two Intercomp decals on their race car to make themselves eligible for na­tional and regional point fund shares.  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers enjoy the support of Intercomp again this season.  “Intercomp has not only been one of the longest-running supporters of IMCA racing but a mainstay on the Stock Car decal program,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “To have a program in place as long as we have with Intercomp really says something about the relationship they’ve built with not only us as a sanctioning body, but with our racers as well.” In its 26th season of sponsorship, the Minneapolis, Minn., company gives $100 certificates, good toward the purchase of RFX wireless scales or digital chassis setup equip­ment, to designated finishers at 30 selected Modified specials and to top 10 drivers in EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Southern regions for Stock Cars.  Certifi­cates for Modified racers will be mailed within a week after special event results are received at the IMCA home office. Stock Car certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November. “IMCA has been an advocate of Intercomp for 26 years, and we are very proud to work with an organization that has such a long track record with us,” said Chris Berg, Intercomp Market Specialist. “Working with IMCA allows us the opportunity to educate a wide variety to racers on how to get the most out of a race car’s chassis and engine setup.”last_img read more

Sumner County SWAT team help in standoff in Winfield this morning

first_imgBy Shane Farley, Newscow.net — Sumner County SWAT team were called in to help in a situation in Winfield this morning that involved a standoff in the 1400 block of E. Ninth.Winfield Police are reporting shots were fired at one point, but not at anyone, according to dispatchers. The area was secured.Ark City police expect to issue a statement soon regarding a standoff that occurred early this morning in Ark City. It ended peacefully. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Just Wondering · 358 weeks ago So if it happened in Winfield why would the Ark City police need to comment? Report Reply 2 replies · active 358 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 358 weeks ago I don’t know, I didn’t write the story. The way I read it there were two standoffs – one in Ark City and one in Winfield. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Sally · 358 weeks ago People are so critical. Maybe they need to have there own web paper. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington · 358 weeks ago They would half to call in a bigger swat team if that ever happend at my home………. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down unbelievable · 358 weeks ago Winfield called in a swat team and had an all day standoff. Trying to wake up a drunk passed out guy who fired shots inside his house before he laid down. then charge him with 2 misdemeanors and send him to the nut house Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down FYI · 358 weeks ago Its not the Sumner County SWAT Team, its the Southern Kansas Swat most of the officers are from Cowley County.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 358 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more