2/19/2017 9:10:59 AM
A male driver suffered serious injuries yesterday afternoon following a rollover crash on I-39, about 2 miles north of Rochelle. The accident took place at around 4:45 as the car rolled over at least once as the driver was trapped inside. The vehicle came to rest in the grass area between the northbound and southbound lanes of I-39. A spokesman for the Rochelle Fire Department said it took emer...read more
Hometown hero Brett Rumford nailed his final drive to beat Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai 2&1 in the six-hole matchplay final to win the inaugural World Super 6 title in Perth on Sunday and claim back his European Tour card. Despite the innovative format, the 39-year-old Australian put together what was effectively a wire-to-wire victory at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club, having finished the first three rounds of strokeplay with a five-shot lead. The final was all square until the fourth hole when Rumford somehow got himself out of the trees, over a bunker and onto the green with a brilliant second shot before sinking a 10-foot putt to take the lead.
Australia's Brett Rumford captured his sixth European Tour title with a historic victory over Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai in the final of the inaugural World Super 6 Perth on Sunday. Rumford, who dominated the field by five shots after 54 holes of strokeplay, won four match play rounds of the revolutionary new European Tour format to claim victory. It was Rumford's first win since the 2013 Volvo China Open.
By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process. The new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only pass applicants who have a good chance of ultimately getting asylum, but does not give specific criteria for establishing credible fear of persecution if sent home. The guidance instructs asylum officers to "elicit all relevant information" in determining whether an applicant has “credible fear” of persecution if returned home, the first obstacle faced by migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border requesting asylum.
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Southern California cleaned up on Saturday after its biggest storm in years unleashed a wave of rain and snow that killed at least three people and triggered flooding, mudslides, high winds and power outages, officials said. Vital highways and railways were shut down and sinkholes opened on main roads under the heaviest rainfall in the drought-stricken region in at least five years, according to the National Weather Service. In one of wettest spots near Santa Barbara, over 10 inches (25 cm) of rain fell on Friday with several other stations in Southern California reporting at least 9 inches (23 cm), said meteorologist Patrick Burke of the Weather Prediction Center.