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Estate planning

first_imgFor many families the farm is their family heritage. However, transferring the farming enterprise from one generation to the next or from one owner to another can be complicated, time-consuming and emotional. An up-coming workshop will help.There are ways to organize the process of decision-making that protect farm productivity and preserve family relationships.June 26 in Thomson, Ga.Through a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency, several partners are joining forces to present information on farm and estate planning on June 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Best Western White Columns Inn in Thomson, Ga. Presenters will include William F. Hammond, an attorney specializing in tax and estate planning; John Sunday of the Georgia Forestry Commission; Frank Malcolm, a CLU financial planner; and Keith Kightlinger, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension economist. The speakers will cover topics like the attorney’s role, practical tax considerations, forest legacy/conservation easements, long-term health care and the importance of farm records. Each speaker will take questions following his presentation, and the day will conclude with a panel discussion.Pre-registration requiredPartners in the workshop are Central Savannah River RC&D, UGA Extension, the Georgia Forestry Commission and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Pre-registration is required by June 19. For more information about the workshop or to register, contact the Wilkes County Extension office at (706) 678-2332.last_img read more

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Navy Advisory Team Arrives In Chile

first_imgBy Dialogo May 18, 2010 A specialized team of experts in naval salvage and industrial recovery arrived in Chile to provide reconstruction expertise May 11. Deputy Commander of Naval Facilities and Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Deputy Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Albert Garcia and Commander of Naval Surface Warfare Center Rear Adm. Jim Shannon arrived in Chile with the 10-person team. The team consisting of shipyard, dry-docking and diving and salvage experts from Naval Sea Systems Command and waterfront shore facility experts from NAVFAC will be working with the Chilean navy to share their insight into reconstruction efforts of Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR, shipyards and armories of the Chilean navy) Talcahuano, a shipyard located in the Bay of Concepcion. ASMAR, is a state-owned company, belonging to the military and defense industries in which it constructs and repairs Chilean navy ships as well as domestic and internationally owned ships. The shipyard was damaged by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Feb. 27. This is the second time the Chilean government has requested the assistance of an advisory team from the U.S. Navy since the earthquake and tsunami. The first team assisted the Chilean navy with an initial damage assessment of Naval Base Talcahuano and the shipyard. For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusns/.last_img read more

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An Example of Interoperability, Partnership, and Understanding

first_imgAn exercise like PANAMAX shows how our regional partners stay abreast of 21st-century threats and evolve over the years to train on these threats as potentially encountered in today’s land, sea, air, and cyber environments. This military exercise is designed to execute stability operations under the authorization of a United Nations Security Council Resolution to defend a globally important waterway. The exercise provides interoperability training for the participating multinational staffs and builds participating nation capability to plan and execute complex multinational operations in addition to developing and sustaining relationships, while fostering friendly cooperation and understanding among participating forces. Last year, the military and security forces of 16 nations came together in August in San Antonio, Texas, as well as locations in Mayport and Miami, Florida, Mississippi, and the Caribbean Sea for seven days of military exercises as part of PANAMAX 2014. Here, nations demonstrated regional partnership, solidarity with the Government of Panama, and integration of military capabilities. Nations used simulations to command and control multinational sea, air, cyber, and land forces defending the vital waterway and surrounding areas against threats from violent extremism, natural disasters, and pandemic outbreaks as well as to practice common multinational military integration for different types of threats that could affect the stability of the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most important economic structures located nearly 2,600 miles away. By Dialogo June 25, 2015 Hi, greetings. I am an official in the Panamanian Chancery, I participated in PANAMAX 2014 and I would like to publish and share this article on my LinkedIn site, but I don’t see any direct link. If possible, could you help me to do this, in Spanish and English, if it is viable according to your security criteria. Thank you, regards. Keep the hard work!!!Congrats.Ernesto E. Cerrud Herrera, Minister of Foreign Relations, Panama New Horizons, held in Honduras in 2015, is a U.S Air Forces South-led exercise focused on improving the joint training readiness of U.S. military members, partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals, and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, FA-HUM, is a regionally-oriented Tabletop Exercise conducted and designed to build partner nation capacity to respond to a major disaster and to strengthen hemispheric cooperation and collaboration between regional humanitarian entities and military/security forces in Latin America and the Caribbean. FA-HUM 2015 will take place in Honduras. Tradewinds, an annual exercise directed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, is conducted in cooperation with Caribbean Basin Partner Nations. The exercise is designed to improve cooperation and interoperability of Partner Nations in responding to regional security threats. U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, in Miami, is the executive agent for the exercise. Throughout the region, there are multiple examples of multinational exercises where interoperability with different types of military capabilities occurs. One of these is Beyond the Horizons (BTH), which during the 2015 exercise cycle in El Salvador, was led by U.S. Army South as a combined exercise with the host government, where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals worked hand-in-hand with their counterparts from El Salvador on training and to provide humanitarian services. The purpose of BTH is to conduct civic assistance and medical and engineering support to show U.S. support and commitment to El Salvador. In 2015, there was also an iteration of the exercise in Panama. During the PANAMAX exercise, the multinational task force integrated employment of a B-52 long-range, subsonic, jet-powered aircraft to support maritime detection and monitoring. This was significant for our regional partnership since it was the first time in three years that a strategic military asset was employed during exercise scenarios, providing regional partners the opportunity to practice integration and enhance interoperability with other military capabilities. These events enable partners to work close to each other while respecting their sovereignty, but most of all allow partner nations to learn from each other and share experiences to improve their own capabilities.last_img read more

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Thousands Protest Police Killings of Eric Garner & Michael Brown in New York City

first_imgOthers spoke in general terms about police tactics, decrying so-called “broken-windows” policing, which focuses on low-level crimes.Andrew Austin, 40, of Brooklyn, who was marching with the advocacy group Vocal New York near the Brooklyn Bridge told the Press he’s spent a total of 18 years behind bars for drug arrests and a robbery that he said he did not commit.“The justice system is broken,” he said. “I’ve been through the justice system my whole life, and once you’re in, it’s a revolving door. It’s set up that way. Minorities are set up to be in it for the rest of our lives. For low-level crimes.”“They say you’re innocent until you’re proven guilty,” he continued, “the system is designed to be guilty until you’re proven innocent.”Austin said he was “disgusted” after hearing the grand jury decision, but his emotions changed to exhilaration upon demonstrating with thousands of others.“It’s exhilarating, it’s exciting,” he said. “If you don’t stand up for something, you fall for anything, and it’s time that we all stood up. I’m tired.” #459974566 / gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Protesters were into the fourth hour of their march across New York City Thursday when their spontaneous, unplanned route brought them to the West Side Highway.An NYPD helicopter hummed above while dozens of officers pursued on foot.The march grinded to a halt as a human shield of officers and police vehicles barricaded the highway, shutting down traffic. At a standstill, protesters threw their hands into the chilly air, not in defeat, but in a peaceful act of defiance.“Don’t shoot!” they taunted.“Indict, convict, send the killer cops to jail,” they shouted. “The whole damn system is guilty as hell!”“Fuck police brutality,” they yelled, “this is our reality!”The grand jury indictments demonstrators had hoped for in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner and fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. never came. So protesters said if they weren’t going to get justice, they would make as much noise as possible, and promised to disrupt the status-quo. Outraged at the decision not to indict in the Garner case, they vowed to shut down Manhattan.Similar scenes played out in cities across the United States and throughout New York City Thursday night, one day after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict the police officer in connection with Garner’s death. It was the second consecutive evening of citywide protests, and they were largely peaceful. Hundreds of demonstrators that had gathered in Union Square for a march to Foley Square mostly complied with police orders to stay on the sidewalk, even going to great lengths to respect police instructions to not spill into the streets, despite having to navigate narrow city blocks.As the sea of protesters headed south, several sympathetic passersby acknowledged their cries for change by responding with symbolic gestures: a single fist raised in the air or by lifting both hands over their heads.Once the march converged on Foley Square, where thousands were holding their own demonstrations, the number of marches seemed to multiply. With more power in numbers, the dam broke and they flooded the streets. They stalled traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, which the NYPD had already shut down, Broadway, Canal Street and the West Side Highway.Dozens of arrests were made across the city, mostly for refusing orders to remain on the sidewalk.Thousands stood on the West Side Highway, waving flags and holding signs that admonished the very officers they were staring down, the political elite, institutional racism, and what they consider a brutally unfair justice system.They reveled in their ability to shut down major roadways. Horns honked from sympathetic drivers behind the wheel of cars trapped in the bottleneck and protesters yelled competing chants, attracting onlookers who peered down from their apartment windows or came down to see what all the fuss was about.Even patrons of a nearby gentleman’s club seemed to prefer the action outside.“How do you spell racism?” protesters yelled in a call-and-response chant, “N-Y-P-D.”They also chanted “I can’t breathe,” the phrase Garner repeated as he was taken down by four NYPD officers on July 17, one of whom put him in a deadly chokehold. The confrontation was caught on video and went viral on YouTube.Protesters and activists who had 24 hours to digest the news of the non-indictment still expressed shock and outrage over the 23-member grand jury’s decision.The verdict came the same day the NYPD announced a pilot body camera program at six commands across the city. In three months, additional cops will be equipped with the technology.Monica Wright, 39, mingling on West 11th Street, questioned how videotaped recordings of police encounters would lead to any significant change since the video in Garner’s case wasn’t enough to convince the grand jury to indict the officer.“What’s the point in recording it and having the footage if not to frankly cause more psychological damage and re-trauma over and over?” she asked. “I feel like we’re an abused nation and we’re in this violent, abusive relationship that we can’t get out of and we’re consistently being traumatized, abused and it’s like ‘We’re sorry,’ and then we’re abused again.” #459974578 / gettyimages.com Standing in Union Square earlier in the evening was Joel, who didn’t want to give his last name.Having grown up in New York, he said he’s always had to look over his shoulder.“I want a world where my little brother doesn’t have to walk outside and be afraid that he might get shot just because of the color of his skin,” he said. “Where he can grow up and do whatever he wants and not have to worry about food or housing or anything.”Joel also spoke in broader terms about policing and the class system.“The police force are an expression of the capitalist system, they are the attack dogs of the ruling class,” he said. “Their actions and their non-indictment show how the ruling class feels about the working class, especially young black and Latino males.”“Between Garner and Rodney King, they can have all the footage in the world, but they protect the structures that cause this,” he added. “The police, the military, the government, they’re all part of that same structure.”Thursday’s protest was incredibly diverse, with young and old, blacks and whites, Latinos and Asians walking shoulder-to-shoulder.One black male laughed as he told a person on the other end of a phone call that many of the people protesting would never be racially profiled.Davi Cohen, 34, of Brooklyn, who is white, said the recent police killings and non-indictments affects everyone.“This is our collective liberation that’s necessary and we are all suffering, every single person is suffering,” she said. “The effect of that suffering are very disproportionally felt in even visceral ways by different people.”“The publicity is necessarily awakening this collective consciousness and drawing more attention to the ways in which our court system institutionalizes racism,” she added. “The non-indictments, to me, symbolize essentially a statement that it’s as if these men never died or maybe never existed in the first place, which is an atrocious statement.”Cohen couldn’t say what kind of change these protests would bring, but she said it’s important for people to come out and have their voices heard.“All kinds of people are questioning what is the extent to which change is possible and we don’t know what’s going to happen, but we know certainly that’s it’s important to gather,” she said, standing with several hundred protesters in Union Square. “I believe that talking, interchange, being present in what little public space that isn’t commercial space that we have, is incredibly, incredibly important.“And that level of vulnerability and honesty, willingness to gather and giving space for all of the feelings and also the deep discontent and lack of acceptance of the status quo is a necessary part of our cultural healing and any possibility for change.”“We hope that it could change the whole dynamic,” said Austin, the Brooklyn man. “It’s just the hope right now.”last_img read more

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‘Anti-football’ – Gianfranco Zola and David Luiz slam Burnley tactics after Chelsea draw

first_img‘Anti-football’ – Gianfranco Zola and David Luiz slam Burnley tactics after Chelsea draw David Luiz slamed Burnley’s tactics after the draw with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola and defender David Luiz slammed Burnley’s tactics after the Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday.The Blues failed to overtake Tottenham in the Premier League table after being held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley, who are now virtually safe from relegation.N’Golo Kante cancelled out Jeff Hendrick’s early opener in west London, before Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea in front with a superb strike.Ashley Barnes levelled for Burnley, however, as Chelsea were unable to take advantage of Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United all losing this weekend.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking after the match, Luiz claimed Burnley’s tactics were ‘anti-football’, telling Sky Sports: ‘We tried everything to win the game.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s difficult when you play against a team who have two chances and score two goals and didn’t want to play the game.‘It’s anti-football. Losing time [time wasting] all the time, especially when you have the ball. Their players went to the floor and stopped the game.‘They were playing 11 inside the box. It’s difficult to score against a team like that.’ Comment Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 10:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link509Shares Burnley virtually guaranteed their Premier League survival (Picture: Getty)Chelsea assistant Zola, speaking to the press rather than Maurizio Sarri who was sent off towards the end of the match, was also critical of Burnley’s tactics.He said: ‘We wanted to win. They didn’t want to lose.‘We are unhappy. There was too much time wasting. Five minutes injury time wasn’t enough to compensate. We couldn’t build important rhythm.‘We were hoping for something more. We are determined to fight until the end. This team are playing good football. We need to improve but we’re in a good way. We care as we showed today.‘We expected it to be a tough game. We didn’t expect so much time wasting. We expected Kevin [Friend, referee] to give more extra time. That’s why we’re very unhappy.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moveslast_img read more

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Three Danish pension funds enter DKK430m public-private partnership

first_imgThe five businesses said in 2012 they were setting up a “one-stop shop” to help public authorities plan, build and finance construction projects and envisaged investing up to DKK5bn together in infrastructure and real estate PPPs.PensionDanmark said the consortium was chosen by the Region of Southern Denmark municipality in what would be the first public-private hospital construction project in Denmark, and one of the biggest standalone PPP projects of any kind in the country.The three pension funds will provide the financing while MT Højgaard will be responsible for construction and operation for a 25-year period in conjunction with DEAS. Work on the new hospital, which will be connected to Vejle hospital via a 200m tunnel, is planned to start this summer. MT Højgaard said the new facility would have a total value of about DKK930m.It will have 91 beds, plus eight beds in an emergency unit, as well as a psychiatric outpatient clinic for children and young people.The project consists of eight cluster houses gathered around common areas and recreational patios. The buildings will be two storeys high with a total area of 17,000sqm and be ready for use by the end of 2016. PensionDanmark, PKA and Sampension are investing DKK430m (€57.6m) jointly in a public-private partnership (PPP) deal to build and operate a new psychiatric hospital in the city of Vejle.The project is the first to be undertaken by the consortium of the three labour market pension funds, Nordic contractor MT Højgaard and property administrator DEAS since the firms announced a partnership in December 2012.Torben Möger Pedersen, managing director at PensionDanmark, said: “We are really glad to have the opportunity to invest in this ground-breaking PPP project.“The investment will give members a good and stable return for many years and at the same time ensure patients and staff get high-quality physical conditions.”last_img read more

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Medical experts rip ‘reckless’ and ‘dangerous’ transgender mandate (US)

first_imgLifeSiteNews 29 April 2016Family First Comment: More experts willing to stand up and tell the truth and warn parents. “Identifying one’s gender as different from one’s biological sex is a disorder very much like anorexia, the doctors explain. And as with anorexics, the job of parents, doctors, and teachers is “not to uncritically approve” their disordered thinking “but to help them recognize the source of such confusion and to reaffirm and help re-align their ‘assigned’ sexual gender with their perceived identity.””The Alberta government’s new guidelines promoting transgenderism in the province’s schools have not only sparked a parental revolt, they have triggered a stinging rebuke from two medical professors at the University of Alberta, who call the them “incredibly misguided,” “reckless,” and  “dangerous” to the youth involved. The two U of A professors are Dr. Blaine Achen, MD, FRCPS, FASE, associate clinical professor in Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, and Dr. Theodore K. Fenske, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FACC, clinical professor of medicine, as well as staff cardiologist at the C.K. Hui Heart Centre. In a paper published on the Alberta Parents for Choice in Education website, they dissect and eviscerate the New Democratic government’s recently released “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions” with surgical precision.…. The first premise the experts demolish is the assumption that a child’s so-called “self-identification” cannot be questioned but is the “sole measure of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” On the contrary, explain the professors, gender is a social construct based on “subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy onward,” and as such is the rightful subject of psychotherapy and family therapy when it differs from biological reality. Identifying one’s gender as different from one’s biological sex is a disorder very much like anorexia, the doctors explain. And as with anorexics, the job of parents, doctors, and teachers is “not to uncritically approve” their disordered thinking “but to help them recognize the source of such confusion and to reaffirm and help re-align their ‘assigned’ sexual gender with their perceived identity.”Following the guidelines for pre-pubescent transgender youth could also lead to death. The first step would be the injection of pre-pubescent youth with hormone blockers that “have been associated with dangerous health risks including vascular disease and cancer.” If the child, with the encouragement of the school system, follows this up in teenage years with “potentially carcinogenic” cross-gendered hormones to develop the outward appearance of the opposite sex, they ultimately could undergo “unnecessary surgical mutilation”—i.e., castration for boys and mastectomies for girls. But such irreversible treatments frequently do not achieve the desired result but lead to much higher suicide rates, and for the survivors,  the lifetime use of  “these toxic and potentially carcinogenic cross-sex hormones” to maintain their transgender appearance. Given how dangerous this “trajectory” is, the doctors argue, it is exceedingly unwise, if not illegal, for the guidelines to require the parents be kept in the dark about their children’s gender dysphoria. They cite the American Psychiatric Association’s treatment protocols in devastating detail to underline how “illogical” and counter indicated the Alberta government’s approach is. “Nowhere else in medicine, other than gender identity and sexuality, is such a reckless stance taken or practiced presently,” state the doctors.… the doctors deal with the most controversial aspect of the guidelines, the requirement that trans youth be allowed to use the school washrooms and change rooms of their choice. This, state the doctors, “places other children in vulnerable, and potentially dangerous, spaces.” “Our particular concern is for young girls who, if such a document were implemented, would be forced to share a washroom or changing facility with their male counterparts. … The feelings of a boy who thinks he’s a girl should not trump the privacy rights and the feelings of girls who don’t want to share their change room with a boy.”READ MORE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/medical-experts-rip-albertas-reckless-and-dangerous-transgender-mandatelast_img read more

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William “Bill” Dean Ison – of Connersville

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Bill’s memory include his children; sons, William Brett Ison of Lawrenceburg, Billy Dean Ison of Morristown; daughters, Monica (Quiller) Baker of Fairfield, OH, and Jessica Ison of Richmond; parents, Dean and Carol Ison of Metamora; sister, Susan (Ken) Cox of Laurel; brothers, Kenny Ison of Brookville, Doug Ison of Metamora, and Jeff (Stephanie) Ison of Brookville; two grandchildren, Naomi Baker and Shea Baker, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Aris and Hazel Ison; maternal grandparents, Cecil and Rosella Wilson, and two sisters-in-law, Kim Ison and Sandy Ison.  Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Metamora Church of God.  Tony Stidham of Alpine Holiness Church will officiate the funeral service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the church and burial will follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery. William “Bill” Dean Ison, of Connersville, was born on March 15, 1963 in Batesville, the son of Wilburn Dean and Carol Sue Wilson Ison.  He was a father to 4 children and attended Alpine Holiness Church.  William enjoyed fixing up old cars and bowling.  On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 55, he passed away unexpectedly at his residence.  center_img Memorial donations can be directed to the family to help defray funeral costs.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of William Ison.last_img read more

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Serie A: Juventus star to sit out Udinese clash

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A Decade8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Leonardo Bonucci will miss Juve’s game against Udinese later on Thursday night having picked up a one-game suspension for his 10th yellow card this season against Lazio. The defender was booked after giving away a late penalty in the Bianconeri’s victory over Lazio yesterday and the Giudice Sportivo confirmed that he will now face a one game suspension.Advertisement Bonucci could potentially miss out on title celebrations on the pitch, as Juve could be crowned champions for a ninth consecutive time, after Inter failed to beat Fiorentina on Wednesday night. Read Also: NBA pulls out of Xinjiang projectWith Giorgio Chiellini still injured, Danielle Rugani is the favourite to partner Matthijs De Ligt at the back although Merih Demiral may feature.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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UPDATE: Single-vehicle fatality crash on US 50

first_imgOriginal Story:Sunday afternoon, the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to US 50 on the westbound side of the road just east of Texas Gas Road for a single-vehicle, rollover crash.Upon arrival, a 1996 Ford Ranger truck was located off of the roadway and the passenger was found deceased outside of the vehicle after being ejected.  The driver was able to free himself from the vehicle and was later transported to UC Health by Air Care.The crash is still under investigation by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police.  The name of the driver and the victim are being withheld pending family notification. Dillsboro, IN—UPDATE: The driver of the vehicle was Justin Burris, 28, of Cleves, Ohio and the passenger was identified as Angileah Staat, 22, of Cleves, Ohio.last_img read more

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