Tiger Woods blames medications for his arrest on DUI charge

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

Players arriving for a tournament this week at Muirfield Village might notice a framed picture of Tiger Woods with a resplendent smile and bright red shirt. He’s posed there with the trophy, an image that embodies the excitement he once brought to golf.

A far different photo emerged Monday, this one from the Palm Beach County jail in Florida after Woods was arrested on a DUI charge.

Sullen, lifeless eyes.

Thinning hair mussed at the top. Scraggly facial hair. A white T-shirt.

In another stunning development for a player who became one of the dominant figures in sports, Woods was arrested on suspicion of DUI and spent nearly four hours in jail before he was released on his own recognizance.

Woods said an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine – not alcohol – was the reason for his arrest. He said he understands the severity of the incident and takes full

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Affidavit: Deadly Gresham shooting, high-speed chase followed botched robbery

GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) –

A murder suspect told detectives that a deadly shooting and high-speed chase followed an attempted robbery that “did not go as planned,” according to court documents.

Police responded to a parking lot at Southeast 174th Avenue and Stark Street in Gresham at 2:33 p.m. Friday.

Officers arrived and found Ravell Deshawn Sterling, 22, dead at the scene. The suspects were gone when police arrived.

According to court documents, Sterling suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

A probable cause affidavit states officers found a 9mm casing, two Winchester .45 caliber casings and one Hornady .45 caliber casing on the ground.

About 15 minutes after the shooting, a Portland Police Bureau sergeant notified dispatchers that he located a gold-colored Cadillac Deville with Washington plates heading north on I-205 that matched the description of a car at the shooting scene.  

Court documents state three

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Judge sets deadline for autopsy report in Lawrence beheading – Eagle

SALEM, Mass. — Eight months after a Lawrence teen was found decapitated on a city riverbank, the state’s medical examiner’s office has yet to issue an autopsy report, said attorneys involved in the case. 

The defense attorney for Mathew Borges, 16, who is accused of killing his Lawrence High School classmate, Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, suggested to a superior court judge a “harshly worded order” to the medical examiner’s office might speed things up. 

“I have never seen one take more than six months to get done,” said Edward Hayden, Borges’ court-appointed defense attorney, on Wednesday in Salem Superior Court. 

Prosecutor James Gubitose also expressed concern over the delay. 

Judge Thomas Dreschler said he would issue an order asking for the autopsy report on Viloria-Paulino to be provided to the court by Aug. 6.  

“It just seems to me more than six months is too long,” said Hayden, of the autopsy report. 

Borges, 16, of 85

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Woman charged with animal cruelty – Eagle

LAWRENCE — Lilo, a Doberman pinscher puppy, suffered a terrifying ordeal a few weeks ago, according to a report filed by Animal Control Officer Sarah Charbonneau.

The dog was tied to a chain-link fence at 9 Spruce St. so tightly that he could barely move and had trouble breathing, Charbonneau reported.

Furthermore, he had a muzzle taped to his mouth, he was out in the hot sun and he did not have any water, according to the animal control officer’s report.

Desirée Marrero, 56, of 9 Spruce St., has been charged with animal cruelty. Marrero told Charbonneau she does not own Lilo. Her niece is the owner and Marrero’s husband, Jorge Marrero, has been trying to sell the dog, according to Charbonneau’s report.

Marrero claimed the dog was muzzled because he was barking too much, Charbonneau wrote.

The incident happened the evening of June 1. Charbonneau received a call at 6:49 p.m. about three puppies

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North Andover gets ready for fun-filled Fourth of July – Eagle

NORTH ANDOVER — Celebrating the Fourth of July in North Andover is always serious business – but local residents look forward to having fun on America’s birthday.

This town, which is actually 130 years older than the nation, observes the holiday over two days. Beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, the day before the holiday, live entertainment and pony rides will be offered on the Common. 

There will also be plenty of food vendors as well as a beer garden by Ipswich Ale. Jeffrey Coco, co-chairman of the Festival Committee, which organizes the Fourth of July celebration, said he and Ipswich Ale will take stringent measures to make sure no underage people are served in the beer garden.

“The employees of Ipswich Ale are TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures)-certified,” Coco pointed out. Furthermore, a 6-foot fence will be erected to make sure beverages are not surreptitiously passed outside the beer garden, he said.

Besides those

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2018 Lexus LX Review

The Lexus LX 570 exists because the Land Cruiser does. If that world-patrolling, UN-peacekeeping Toyota hadn’t built up decades of global goodwill, there’d be no reason to plaster it with leather and wood and a big chromey grille, and sell it as a luxury truck. The heritage is real, and so is the upsell potential.

With all its lavish gear and top-drawer finishes, the LX still manages to hang on to most of the Land Cruiser’s off-road skill. We give it a 6.8 out of 10, with points scored for its comfort and capability. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

The LX wears its social-climber status on its sleeve, which on a car sits at the nose. The hourglass-shaped beak works better on smaller crossovers and sedans than it does here. Omit those details, and the biggest Lexus SUV’s credentials are on display: squared-off corners, big taillamps,

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Arvada man missing after leaving for Super Bowl party

ARVADA, Colo. — The family of an Arvada man is looking for answers after he went missing during the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.

Cody Stallings has lived in the Denver metro area for about 10 years. The 30-year-old works construction in Broomfield and has two young sons.

“He loves to go hiking. He loves to camp,” his mother Jan Stallings said.

His family is hoping he is off camping somewhere and just forgot to tell anyone.

“We just don’t know,” Stallings said. “There are so many things that go through your mind when you’ve got a loved one missing.”

Cody Stallings is 5-foot-10 and weighs about 180 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes. He drives a black Cadillac SRX with Colorado license plate number RPQ-212.

His mother said the family first realized Stallings was gone on Tuesday. Jan Stallings was visiting Denver from her home in Utah for work and planned to meet with

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Former lacrosse standout Perry a surprise star in pole vault for North Andover – Eagle

NORTH ANDOVER — Jack Perry could think of just one way to describe the rush as he is throwing himself through the air.

“In a way, it feels like you’re flying,” said Perry. “You’re so high up in the air. It’s nothing but joy.”

A few months ago, that sensation was just a dream.

For the first three years of his high school career, Perry’s springs were dedicated to lacrosse, including the last two years as North Andover High’s starting varsity goalie.

This year, however, Perry felt the itch for change, and the pull of sport and event he had wanted to try to years.

Just over a month into his track career, Perry has emerged as one of the area’s premier pole vaulters. In just the third meet of his career, the Scarlet Knights senior vaulted a whopping 12-0. That’s second best in the area so far this spring, with his teammate, mentor and

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Angry parents abandon Silver Hill – Eagle

HAVERHILL — A tumultuous few weeks in the Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School community have left parents confused and panicked about the future of the school.

Some families are even moving away from the school after a vote by the Haverhill Education Association teachers union against the school renewing its charter.

Devan Ferreira, a parent of two Silver Hill students and a member of a foundation that raises money for the school, said some parents are pulling their children out of the school.

“I even know of some parents who have put their houses on the market, and others who are looking to leave the district entirely,” she said, citing parents’ feelings that the teachers union vote sent a message that the school system doesn’t care about what is best for students.

Parents met with school leaders Tuesday night to discuss Silver Hill’s options.

After the charter vote, Silver Hill teachers -— also members of

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Cape Ann heritage on display where tall ships gather – Eagle

BOSTON – When the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon left Rowes Wharf in Boston at 7 a.m., the fog was so thick, it was difficult to see more than the length of a football field in either direction.

By the time the Lannon hit Boston Harbor after 10 a.m., the sun had peaked through the clouds and the fog had lifted for more than a million viewers crowding the city to see more than 50 tall ships from all over the world at Sail Boston 2017.

The fog may have delayed Saturday’s parade of sail, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of onlookers who cheered as each boat floated by, snapping pictures and taking videos.

The Lannon’s passengers had a unique view: They were fourth in line for the parade of sail — behind the U.S. Coast Guard’s barque Eagle, the Essex-built Roseway and the Adventure, a National Historic Landmark and Gloucester’s flagship.

“The fog

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