Governor Peter Shumlin announced today that the state has requested an Individual Disaster Declaration for three additional counties in Vermont: Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans. If approved, residents and business owners in those counties will be eligible to apply for federal assistance for everything from repair work to temporary rent payments resulting from damage created by Tropical Storm Irene. ‘Our recent assessment of these counties found that damage to homes and businesses meets the threshold for federal assistance,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘We hope FEMA will move quickly to approve this declaration request so we can begin getting help to home and business owners in these counties.’ The counties of Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor had already been approved for individual assistance by the White House. Assessment of damage to homes and businesses in Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans Counties was completed on Sept. 13. Every county except Grand Isle has received a Public Assistance Declaration, which provides federal assistance for repair and replacement of roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The IA declaration will allow home and business owners who sustained damage from the Tropical Storm to apply for reimbursement for repairs, temporary housing costs, septic system replacements, entrance and exit ways from the home, including privately owned access roads, and more.
A Palm Beach County corrections deputy finds himself on the other side of the law, following a crash last weekend on I-95.According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, 29-year-old Stephen Bailey was involved in an accident in the northbound lanes of the highway, just south of Glades Road in Boca Raton last Sunday around 6:30 a.m.A trooper said he could smell alcohol on Bailey’s breath, that the deputy’s eyes looked glassy and red, his speech was slurred, and he was swaying.The FHP report explains that Bailey identified himself as a deputy and told the trooper that he was on the phone with his Field Training Officer. When the trooper told Bailey he could not stay on the phone, Bailey “continued to attempt to inch closer to his phone to speak with the individual on the phone interrupting and prolonging my investigation,” according to the arrest report.Troopers took Bailey to Boca Raton Regional Hospital when he claimed to be in diabetic shock. A trooper says that while at the hospital, Bailey told him “that everything was bull**** and that I have it coming to me and that God will take care of me.”Bailey was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail after being medically cleared, but refused a breath test.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that reads: “The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office holds its employees to the highest standards and never forgets about its duty to preserve the public’s trust. Unfortunately sometimes an employee makes a bad decision which leads to misconduct. This misconduct was reported, investigated and subsequently determined to be criminal in nature, resulting in the charges. The Sheriff’s Office will remain vigilant to insure that our efforts are professional and meet the high standards that the public has come to expect.”Bailey faces charges of DUI and resisting an officer. He has bonded out of jail.
WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverWeek 13 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: TEsThese rankings are for PPR leagues1Travis Kelce, Chiefs @ Raiders2Zach Ertz, Eagles vs. Redskins3George Kittle, 49ers @ Seahawks4David Njoku, Browns @ Texans5Jared Cook, Raiders vs. Chiefs6Greg Olsen, Panthers @ Buccaneers7Rob Gronkowski, Patriots vs. Vikings8Eric Ebron, Colts @ Jaguars9Jordan Reed, Redskins @ Eagles10Kyle Rudolph, Vikings @ Patriots Week 13 Standard Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerElsewhere, both Jimmy Graham and Evan Engram are dealing with injury issues that could either cause them to miss time or be limited when on the field. Graham has a broken thumb that he is playing through, and while it has yet to impact his ability to catch, he’s mostly being used as a decoy to avoid being further hurt. Meanwhile, Engram was struggling to get targets before hurting his hamstring in pre-game warmups against the Eagles. Both of those players are now out of the TE1 tier, so the streamers are now coming at a premium.For TEs in PPR, it’s best just to find a guy who gets targets and more specifically, red-zone targets. It’s really difficult to find consistency outside of the top-five options at the position, so just look for the guys getting targets. That’s the best way to identify a streamer.Reminder: Check back for updates during the week. And for more analysis on each player, check out our standard TE rankings for Week 13. Our Week 13 fantasy TE PPR rankings are getting a bit of a boost this week, as Travis Kelce is returning after being on bye last week. Kelce will retake his rightful top-two spot in the PPR rankings and provide depth to the top tier. However, further down, the sleepers and streamers that many have been relying on this season are starting to thin out. And as the season goes along, TE is in danger of becoming the desolate wasteland that is was early in the 2018 campaign.One of the biggest injuries this week is the one to Jeff Heuerman. The Broncos TE was coming up on a favorable string of matchups that would have afforded him an opportunity to become a low-end TE1 for the rest of the season. Now, his season is over after he suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung against the Steelers. He will be replaced by Matt LaCosse in our rankings, but LaCosse hasn’t seen nearly enough targets to be relevant in PPR formats. Meanwhile, Jack Doyle (kidney) is reportedly out for the year, so another mid-tier streaming option will be lost this week. MORE FANTASY: Rankings | DFS11Cameron Brate, Buccaneers vs. Panthers12C.J. Uzomah, Bengals vs. Broncos13Chris Herndon, Jets @ Titans14Trey Burton, Bears @ Giants15Jimmy Graham, Packers vs. Cardinals16Vance McDonald, Steelers vs. Chargers17Mark Andrews, Ravens @ Falcons18Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals @ Packers19Matt LaCosse, Broncos @ Bengals20Jonnu Smith, Titans vs. Jets21Antonio Gates, Chargers @ Steelers22Rhett Ellison, Giants vs. Bears23James O’Shaughnessy, Jaguars vs. Colts24Tyler Higbee, Rams @ Lions25Austin Hooper, Falcons vs. Ravens26Ben Watson, Saints @ Cowboys27Jordan Thomas, Texans vs. Browns28Gerald Everett, Rams @ Lions29Ed Dickson, Seahawks vs. 49ers30Nick Vannett, Seahawks vs. 49ers31Michael Roberts, Lions vs. Rams32Vernon Davis, Redskins @ Eagles33Geoff Swaim, Cowboys vs. Saints34Jason Croom, Bills @ Dolphins35Hayden Hurst, Ravens @ Falcons36Dallas Goedert, Eagles vs. Redskins37Mike Gesicki, Dolphins vs. Bills38Jesse James, Steelers vs. Chargers
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was not in a pleasant mood Friday morning when he called in to Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan.After his team’s ugly 31-24 loss to the Bears on “Thursday Night Football,” Jones was asked several questions about why Dallas hasn’t lived up to expectations in 2019. The Cowboys are now below .500 (6-7) after several NFL analysts predicted a strong season. Almost immediately after calling in, Jones stated his displeasure with the radio station. The second question of the interview asked Jones if he was embarassed by the Cowboys’ performance, and the owner skipped the question to complain about the tone.“Get your damn act together yourself. OK? Settle down just a little bit,” Jones said. “I don’t like your attitude to come in. I’ve been traveling all night and don’t have the patience to jack with you today.”I’ve never heard Jerry this mad in his life. I’d be mad too if I caused this.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) December 6, 2019MORE: Why Urban Meyer coaching the Cowboys makes more sense than a return to collegeJones was asked about the future of Jason Garrett, as the coach has been tied to several rumors speculating about him being fired. He settled down a bit after being asked this question, and says he understands why those questions come up.”Our fans are frustrated that we’re not playing better,” Jones said. “I fully expect to have those questions [about Garrett’s future] and I know that if you really think about it, if I did have answers as to different directions regarding talent, I would not share them right now. Because first of all, if you’ve got other team’s talent in mind, that’s tampering. Unless they’re not involved in the NFL, and it wouldn’t be smart if they were involved other places.”At one point Jones asked, “Do you understand bulls—?” Jerry Jones on with 105.3 in Dallas at the top of the interview:“Get your damn act together yourself OK? … Settle down just a little bit… I don’t like your attitude”Later, when I asked if he understands questions about Garrett’s job:“Do you understand bullshit?”🔊⬇️ pic.twitter.com/4uAXdZcyH2— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) December 6, 2019The context around this quote is a little confusing since the radio station’s system automatically hangs up on a caller if they are cursing too much. That’s what happened here, and after Jones was disconnected he called back in to the radio station.He was later asked about Cowboys fans wanting him to fix what’s wrong with the team.“That’s fair, that’s very fair. Jerry, do something,” Jones said. “Go fix it. Do something different, even if it’s wrong. Go fix it. I get it.”
A CRIMINAL caught by Gardaí during an operation to catch burglars in Donegal has been shot dead in a gangland hit.Paul “Ralph” Gallagher, 26, was shot three times during the incident in Ballymacan, Co Meath.A friend who was with him later raised the alarm. Gallagher was on bail facing a minimum 10-year sentence for possession of a huge amount of heroin, cocaine and cannabis.The dad of one was also facing trial after he was nabbed with a burglary kit – including a sharp axe, knives, cable ties and gloves – in Carrigart, Co Donegal, nearly three years ago.He appeared in court here on July 21 where his case was put back to December. MAN ON DONEGAL BURGLARY CHARGES BLASTED TO DEATH IN GANGLAND HIT was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)