Male threatened with a knife early Sunday

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP are searching for a male suspect after he threatened someone with a knife.The RCMP state that at 3:40 a.m. On Sunday May 8, they responded to a report from a teenage boy who had been threatened by a male suspect who was holding a knife and walking on 100 ave at 96 street.The teenager was not injured and ran from the suspect to a nearby business where he called 911. The suspect then fled the scene.- Advertisement -The suspect is described as being a caucasian male with black hair, approximately 26 years-old with chipped lower front teeth. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue “Etnies” type shoes.The RCMP are still investigating this incident, but are asking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or know the suspect to call 250-787-8100. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.calast_img read more

Immigrant issue spurs division in Assembly

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – As several hundred immigrants rallied on the west steps of the Capitol, the Assembly on Monday voted for a resolution calling on President George W. Bush and Congress to reject extreme immigration laws. The party-line vote was symbolic, but the debate showcased the ideological emotions that have divided lawmakers in California and Washington, D.C. On one side, Democrats led by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez of Los Angeles said Congress should give an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally a path to citizenship. But Republicans insisted that immigrants who have crossed the border illegally should not be rewarded for breaking American laws. The Assembly passed the resolution 42-26. Republicans lined up against the measure, complaining that Democrats had polarized the debate by describing a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives as “mean-spirited, shortsighted and anti-immigrant.” In December the House passed a bill that would make it a felony to be in the country illegally, criminalize people who help illegal immigrants and build a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate is considering a measure that more closely adheres to a proposal by President Bush. It calls for stronger enforcement, a new guest worker program and an eventual chance at citizenship for most immigrants in the country illegally. Seeking to add their voice to the national debate, the Assembly approved a nonbinding resolution asking Congress to stand up to “the extremists’ voices” that drove the immigration debate in the House. Assembly Republicans tried to weaken the resolution but came up short on the votes. “Using language like this I think is inflammatory,” said Assemblyman Rick Keene, R-Chico. Assemblyman Mark Wyland, R-Vista, said the federal government should reimburse California for the $10.5 billion a year that it cost the state to care for illegal immigrants. “The immigration debate I think is about following the rules,” said Assemblyman Chuck Devore, R-Irvine. “While we all celebrate immigrants and understand many people would like to come to the United States, we ought to follow the rules.”last_img read more

Hershiser will be last L.A. candidate

first_imgLOS ANGELES — As expected, the Dodgers will interview Texas pitching coach Orel Hershiser for their vacant managerial position early next week. Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta said Friday he wasn’t sure what day that interview will take place. DePodesta also said Hershiser will be the final candidate interviewed, meaning the Dodgers’ next manager will be either Hershiser, Terry Collins, Jerry Royster, Alan Trammell, Ron Wotus or Torey Luvullo. It also means former Detroit bench coach Kirk Gibson, who like Hershiser was a 1988 World Series hero for the Dodgers, isn’t a candidate for the job. Hershiser is the only candidate with no previous managerial experience in either the major or minor leagues. But he has made no secret of his desire to manage and more specifically his desire to manage the Dodgers and DePodesta seems reasonably convinced Hershiser is ready. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “There is no question he is very bright,’ DePodesta said. “He is a leader, and he certainly understands what it takes to win. He was a 17th-round draft pick and not originally thought of as much of a prospect, and he made himself into … possibly a Hall of Famer. It’s hard not to like a guy like that, especially given his intelligence and history here with this organization. “There is no doubt in my mind he has the capability, or we wouldn’t be bringing him in. The fact he’s the only (candidate) without managerial experience, I think that speaks to what we think of him and his capabilities.’ After saying early on in the search process that the club would have a manager in place by the end of October, DePodesta is now allowing for the possibility that it won’t. Major League Baseball embargoes all major announcements during the World Series, which begins tonight, runs at least through Wednesday and could go through Oct. 30. “Obviously, if it goes seven games, that would make it tough,’ DePodesta said. center_img Dodgers third base coach Glenn Hoffman is believed to have received an offer from former Dodgers manager Jim Tracy to join Tracy’s staff in Pittsburgh, but one source expressed doubt that Hoffman, who lives in Anaheim Hills, will accept. Pitching coach Jim Colborn and bench coach Jim Lett already have signed with the Pirates. @Dateline/justified:BALTIMORE @Body copy/justified: Forced to choose between friendship and pinstripes, Leo Mazzone went with his heart. After being wooed by the New York Yankees, the esteemed pitching coach agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles, the team managed by his best friend, Sam Perlozzo. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more