Arre picks great time to turn his season around

first_img WALL TOWNSHIP — Maybe it was because Tim Arre was so overwhelmed by the standing-room-only crowd at Wall Township Speedway Saturday night. Or maybe he was so impressed that Winston Cup drivers Michael Waltrip, Sterling Marlin, Steve Park and Kenny Wallace were in attendance. Or perhaps the help of old friend and engine builder Jim Hagaman got him on the track. Regardless of the reason, Toms River’s Arre turned around what has thus far been one of his most disappointing seasons ever to win the Busch Beer Modified 35-lap main event for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series at the third-mile paved oval Saturday night. “I guess you could say this was the perfect night to turn it around,” said Arre, who has been plagued by mechanical problems most of the season. “The big crowd, the Winston Cup drivers here, I love it.” Arre started his black J. Fletcher Creamer No. 4 from the fifth starting slot and immediately started to advance. When he avoided a pile-up at the front of the pack just a few laps into the contest, he lined up second behind Wall’s Mike Carr on the restart. Arre then hounded the leader for a couple of circuits before charging into the lead. Howell’s Ken Woolley Jr. and Frank Polimeda of Fort Lee followed him through. From that point on, Arre held his ground to take the win, while Woolley, Polimeda and Joe Mongeau were tight for most of the 35-lap race and at the finish line for second through fourth. Carr held on for fifth. “With the way our season was going, I was more than ready to give up,” Arre said. “I’ve got to thank everyone involved with this team. If I was ready to give up, they had to be, but they didn’t. I also have to thank Jim Hagaman. He came through for us this week and really got our motor running strong. It was obvious tonight, you could see the difference.” After meeting with fans and signing autographs, the quartet of Winston Cup drivers battled in their own 30-lap main event. While Waltrip and Marlin took turns leading early, Kenny Wallace took control off a restart with eight laps remaining to grab his first-ever Wall Township Speedway win by a half car length. Waltrip, Marlin and Park followed. “This is great. Not only can I say that I’ve raced at Wall, but I can also now say that I have won at Wall,” Wallace said. “I know all of us had a great time here today. The track is great and the people are real nice. We all had a lot of fun.” Just after the Modified main event, with four feature races still on the agenda, a problem with the electric line coming into the speedway forced many of the lights around the track and in the pit area to go out. Despite the efforts of workers and officials, the events soon had to be postponed for the evening. Operations manager Sergio Benitez did announce that all fans who hold onto their adult ticket stub can return to the track on any future race night this regular season and receive a $5 discount off that night’s grandstand ticket price. It was also announced that the Pro Stock, Street Stock, Truck Series and Legend Cars main events that could not be run will be contested this Saturday (Aug. 2) along with the regularly scheduled five division racing program. That makes this Saturday night a big evening with five racing divisions competing in nine main events. The Modifieds are set for a 35-lapper, while the Pro Stocks and Street Stocks will each compete in two 25-lappers, and the Trucks and Legend cars will each battle in two 20-lappers. Because of the huge amount of racing on the card, action will start one hour early at 5 p.m. Also on the weekend agenda will be Friday-night action on the 1/5-mile paved “inner oval.” Bandolero cars, Micro Stocks and Go-karts will star in this show, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and racing starting at 6:30 p.m. Kenny Wallace wins Winston Cup driver race at Wall Speedway last_img read more

Roger Federer comeback halted by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fight ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Germany’s Tommy Haas during their match at the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany. APSTUTTGART, Germany — Roger Federer was beaten on his return from a two-month break, losing 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to German veteran Tommy Haas in the second round of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).The 39-year-old Haas, who is playing his last season before retirement, saved nine of the 12 break points he faced and converted two of his three chances to deal the Swiss great just his second defeat of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Federer claimed his last grass-court title in 2015 in Halle, where he is an eight-time champion.Also Wednesday, Philipp Kohlschreiber upset fifth-seeded Steve Johnson of the United States 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-6 (6), while sixth-seeded Mischa Zverev, another German, defeated qualifier Yannick Hanfmann 7-6 (1), 6-2 to secure his place in the quarterfinals, where he next faces Haas.No. 4 Lucas Pouille of France came back to eventually beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (8) for a quarterfinal against Kohlschreiber.Pouille, like top-seeded Federer, had been given a bye to the second round. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in “I’ve even shocked myself a bit,” said Haas, who is ranked 302nd and was given a wild card for the grass-court tournament. “I’m a bit speechless. It’s hard to find words.”Haas, who hadn’t beaten his good friend since the 2012 final in Halle, improved to 4-13 against Federer, who hadn’t played since winning the Miami Open in early April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“If you don’t take your chances like I didn’t, leading a set and a break, you really only have yourself to blame at the end,” Federer said. “You’ve got to acknowledge the fact that he was a bit better. It’s quite frustrating, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.”The 35-year-old Swiss had skipped the clay-court season to recuperate from a busy start to the year that saw him capture his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open. View commentslast_img read more

Arsenal artisans will only improve, warns Cazorla

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, December 28 – Santi Cazorla has warned Arsenal’s rivals that his midfield partnership with Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere is developing rapidly, ahead of Saturday’s home game with Newcastle United.The Gunners have strung together three successive Premier League wins, with the midfield trio starting together against West Bromwich Albion, Reading and Wigan Athletic, and contributing a total of six goals. Those results helped Arsenal briefly climb up to third in the table, although they now find themselves in seventh place after their fixture against West Ham United on Wednesday was postponed because of a transport strike in London.But with Newcastle next to visit the Emirates Stadium, Spanish midfield star Cazorla believes the best is yet to come from his compatriot and 20-year-old Wilshere, who signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2018 earlier this month after 17 months out with injuries.“Every day that goes by, we understand each other better,” said Cazorla.“It is very easy for me to play with them. Mikel is more of a tactical player, a very important player in any side.“He always has to be well positioned, to cover the open spaces that we leave further up the field. And Jack is an amazing football player.“I did not know him well because when I arrived he was injured, but every day that goes by I understand why he is so well rated here, and especially for what he brings to the team.”Cazorla added: “He (Wilshere) has amazing potential. Every day he is gaining more confidence, he is forgetting about the injury, and he is a key player that can influence the result in a game.”Wilshere has made eight Premier League starts since his comeback in October, although he has yet to score in the league.Arsenal were dumped out of the League Cup by third-tier side Bradford City and go into the meeting with Alan Pardew’s Newcastle trailing leaders Manchester United by 16 points, albeit with a game in hand.Wilshere says he never doubted that he would extend his stay in north London and paid tribute to manager Arsene Wenger’s role in his development.“He’s always been there for me,” said the England international.“He (Wenger) showed faith in me when I was 18, and he stuck with me throughout the whole time I was injured. He knew the only thing that would get me better is games, and he stood by me.“I need to thank him for that, and yes, he was a big part of why I signed.”Alan Pardew admits injuries and suspension mean he will send out an inexperienced side at the Emirates.The Newcastle manager is without most of his first-choice midfield after Vurnon Anita and Jonas Gutierrez became the latest additions to an already over-crowded treatment room.Dutch international Anita left the pitch on a stretcher with ankle ligament damage during Wednesday’s 4-3 defeat at Manchester United, a result that leaves the north-east club still searching for an away win in the league this season.Argentina midfielder Gutierrez is sidelined for at least a week after an injection to cure a persistent knee problem, while Yohan Cabaye, Steven Taylor, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ryan Taylor, and Dan Gosling are already out long-term.Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote returns from suspension, but that is offset by defender Mike Williamson starting a one-match ban after reaching five bookings. Midfielder James Perch is likely to drop into the back four to cover.Newcastle remain five points above the relegation zone after suffering defeat in seven of their last nine league games, and Pardew confessed: “We’ve got numerous injuries, which leaves us with a very inexperienced midfield.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Cold weather warning continues for North Peace, extended to South Peace

first_imgPlease continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has continued the Cold Weather Warning in effect for the North Peace Region, and has also now issued a warning for the South Peace.Cold Arctic air has settled over the BC Peace River region. The cold temperatures in combination with northerly winds will generate wind chills near minus 40. With no warming trend in sight, these wind chills are expected to persist at least into the end of the week.Watch for cold related symptoms and complaints which include:Shortness of breath, wheezing and cough.Chest pain and arrhythmias.Colour change of fingers and toes, pain, numbness and tickling sensation in extremities.Pain, stiffness, swelling, restricted movement, or weakness of muscles.Itching or pale skin.- Advertisement -If you experience these symptoms when exposed to the cold, move indoors and begin warming.Always wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Synthetic and wool fabrics provide better insulation. Some synthetic fabrics are designed to keep perspiration away from your body which keep you dry and further reduce your risk. Dress in layers with a wind resistant outer layer. You can remove layers if you get too warm (before you start sweating) or add a layer if you get cold. Wear warm socks, gloves, a hat and scarf in cold weather. Be sure to cover your nose to protect it. If you get wet, change into dry clothing as soon as possible. You lose heat faster when you’re wet.Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Superman’ supersized

first_imgSuperman is not just bigger than life to the citizens of Metropolis. In the IMAX 3-D version of “Superman Returns,” the Man of Steel is really big: eight stories high and 120 feet wide. On Tuesday, 57 IMAX theaters presented sold-out shows of “Superman” with four scenes totaling 20 minutes in 3-D. At regular theaters, there are no 3-D scenes. But at IMAX theaters, audiences are given a subtle signal at the bottom of the screen to put on special glasses when the 3-D portions, hand-picked by director Bryan Singer, are about to play. In all, 110 IMAX theaters worldwide are playing the 3-D version with 77 of those screens in the U.S. It’s the widest release ever for an IMAX film. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It’s the first time we’ve ever taken a live-action Hollywood picture and converted it into IMAX 3-D,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “It’s the perfect movie with the perfect director and the perfect partner in Warner Bros.” IMAX and Warner Bros. have collaborated on several films in recent years including on a 3-D version of the animated film “The Polar Express.” “We love working with Warner Bros. because they just get it,” Foster said. “They recognize that you need some showmanship to help differentiate your movie, and we really value the partnership we’ve built with them.” Warner Bros. Domestic Distribution President Dan Fellman said that with the IMAX “Superman,” the two companies are entering “uncharted waters.” “We’re really excited about it,” Fellman said. “It looks so good, and it’s a unique and fun experience. I think it’s going to give us a real additional boost at the box office.” The four 3-D sequences are: a shuttle airplane disaster sequence near the start of the movie; a sea rescue scene, a flashback when Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, realizes he has special powers for the first time; and finally, the movies’ finale. To be able to fit on the giant screen, the movies are remastered for the giant screen with IMAX’s DMR process, which allows a movie to be enlarged. Such Warner Bros. releases as “Express,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Batman Begins,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and the Harry Potter franchise have all seen multimillion-dollar boosts to their box office returns by being released, sometimes simultaneously, on giant IMAX screens. “Express” was off to a sluggish box office start a year ago but ended up being a major hit, partly due to the popularity of the IMAX 3-D version of the film, which grossed $45 million worldwide. “Polar” ended up grossing $160 million domestically. The IMAX version of “Batman Begins” contributed nearly $17 million to the $205 million gross and about $15 million to the $204.5 million earned by “Charlie.” Both films were 2-D releases. “What it does that is important and necessary for a business that in the last three years has had its box office challenges, is to up the ante a bit,” said Foster. “We’ve been able to constantly innovate and to provide moviegoers with an experience they can’t replicate at home.”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

N. Korea test-fires missiles

first_imgTOKYO – A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch. The North also tested five smaller missiles in an exercise the White House called “provocative” but not an immediate threat. Ignoring stern U.S. and Japanese warnings, the isolated communist nation carried out the audacious tests even as the U.S. celebrated the Fourth of July and launched the space shuttle. None of the missiles made it as far as Japan, all crashing into the Sea of Japan separating the island from the Korean Peninsula, officials said. “We do consider it provocative behavior,” U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The tests also drew quick condemnation from Japan and South Korea. The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting for Wednesday morning and Japan said it would introduce a resolution protesting the tests. “We will take stern measures,” said chief Japanese government spokesman Shinzo Abe, adding that economic sanctions were a possibility. He said the launch violated a longstanding moratorium. The U.S. administration made it clear that its response would not involve military action as President Bush consulted with Hadley, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. The State Department said Rice conferred with her counterparts from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia. “It wasn’t that he \ was surprised because we’ve seen this coming for a while,” Hadley said. “I think his instinct is that this just shows the defiance of the international community by North Korea.” Hadley said the United States is trying to determine what the communists were trying to do. “We’re just going to have to do our homework, do the analysis and see what we can divine about what they had in mind,” he said. The North has been in a standoff with the West over North Korea’s nuclear program. And the rhetoric has grown increasingly strident with the North vowing Monday to respond with an “annihilating” nuclear strike if it is attacked pre-emptively by the United States. Talks on the issue – held between North Korea, South Korea, China, the United States, Russia and Japan – have been stalled since last year over Pyongyang’s insistence that Washington drop financial sanctions against it. Hadley said the long-range missile was the Taepodong-2, which failed 35 seconds after launch. Experts believe the missile – North Korea’s most advanced with a range of up to 9,320 miles – could reach the United States with a light payload. The State Department said the smaller missiles includes Scuds, which could target South Korea, and Rodongs, which has a range of about 620 miles and could target Japan. The launch came after weeks of speculation that the North was preparing to test the Taepodong-2 from a site on its northeast coast. U.S. and Japanese officials said six missiles were fired in all, launched over a four-hour period beginning about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday (2:30 p.m. Tuesday EDT). The North American Aerospace Defense Command – which monitors the skies for threats to North American security – said it has been on heightened alert for about two weeks and not because of the latest tests. The North Korean missiles were launched within minutes of Tuesday’s liftoff of Discovery from Cape Canaveral in the first U.S. space shuttle launch in a year. There was no immediate comment from officials in North Korea. Han Song Ryol, deputy chief of North Korea’s mission to the U.N. in New York, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview: “We diplomats do not know what the military is doing.” North Korea’s missile program is based on Scud technology provided by the former Soviet Union or Egypt, according to American and South Korean officials. North Korea started its Rodong-1 missile project in the late 1980s and test-fired the missile for the first time in 1993. North Korea had observed a moratorium on long-range missile launches since 1999. It shocked the world in 1998 by firing a Taepodong missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. The United States and its allies South Korea and Japan have taken quick steps over the past week to strengthen their missile defenses. Washington and Tokyo are working on a joint missile-defense shield, and South Korea is considering the purchase of American SM-2 defensive missiles for its destroyers. The U.S. and North Korea have been in a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program since 2002. The North claims to have produced nuclear weapons, but that claim has not been publicly verified by outside analysts.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

Mauricio Pochettino pleased with utility man Eric Dier’s versatility

first_img Eric Dier has been used in both defence and midfield since signing for Tottenham 1 Mauricio Pochettino has challenged Eric Dier to prove he is indispensable in one position if he wants to avoid being used as both a defender and midfielder at Tottenham – though he insists Dier’s versatility is a good thing.Dier has been deployed predominantly in holding midfield this season, but may have found himself in defence more often were it not for a knee injury to Victor Wanyama.With Wanyama expected to be out for another three weeks and summer signing Davinson Sanchez delivering assured performances at the back, Dier is likely to continue further forward for a while longer.The 23-year-old, however, has grown accustomed to the role of utility man under Pochettino, who has used him as centre-back in both a defensive pair and trio, as well as midfield and, occasionally, right-back.Dier has never declared his desire to make one role his own but Manchester United expressed an interest in signing him last summer, with the promise of a regular position intended to be tempting.Pochettino insists Dier’s flexibility is a strength, not a weakness, not least because it enables him to become a core member of the starting XI.“If he in time shows he is great or one of the best in the world in one position, okay, that is fantastic for him,” Pochettino said.“But if you are a very good player and can play very well in different positions, there are more possibilities for him to play.”Pochettino added: “I think the most important thing last season was that he was the player in the squad that played the most. When you are a player, you want to play and be in the starting XI.“He can dominate different positions on the pitch and that is so fantastic – he can be top as a midfielder, centre-back or full-back. Then it is up to the manager to use him in different positions.”Tottenham travel to the London Stadium on Saturday to face West Ham, against whom Dier made his debut three years ago and scored the winner in a 1-0 victory. He had started the game at centre-half and finished it at right-back.In his first year after joining from Sporting Lisbon, Dier was used solely as a defender but the departures of Paulinho and Etienne Capoue the following summer meant he was tried out in midfield during pre-season.“We took a big risk not signing another midfielder and it was fantastic,” Pochettino said.“He deserved all the praise and our decision (paid off) to be brave and give him the possibility to play in a club like Tottenham when you fight for big things.”last_img read more

Robertson and Van Dijk steal Lacazette and Aubameyang’s celebration in training

first_img Van Dijk and Robertson have made the celebration their own @LFC (Twitter) Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:10Loaded: 7.63%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:10 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk have given Jurgen Klopp a selection headache ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Anfield on Saturday night, a game you can hear live on talkSPORT.Saturday is GameDay across the talkSPORT network as we bring you live commentary of Premier League games across the three Saturday slots. Ray Parlour: Arsenal a million miles away from Liverpool and Man City – I’ll be happy with fourth“We are going to prepare first with the adaptation to them, their gameplan and individual players and after to impose our gameplan and capacity. We are going to prepare both defensively and offensively.“I think first is to be positive in our capacity and then work hard. I know my past is to work hard, the present and future is going to be the same.“After we can win, we can lose. But above all is be positive and keep moving ahead.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. 2 2center_img Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have made the celebration iconic Getty Arsenal manager Unai Emery has already spoken of his unease at visiting Anfield, a ground where they conceded five times shortly after Christmas last year.“For us we don’t want to play against Liverpool ever,” Emery said jokingly. “We’d prefer not to play against them.“That is really our challenge, a good test. For the supporters, for all of us, going there with six points is good. Really our target is to reduce the distance to Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea.“When we play against them it is a big challenge to show how we can be. Next week is going to be a very good match. 🤩 @VirgilvDijk x @andrewrobertso5 🤩A force to be reckoned with 💪🌪️ pic.twitter.com/7TZpjmLWvx— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 21, 2019 Liverpool welcome the Gunners to Merseyside for the 5.30pm kick-off, with Klopp perhaps considering switching his defenders to forwards after their exploits in training.Van Dijk and Robertson were filmed during Liverpool training scoring an absolutely sublime goal after a flowing team move.But it was the duo’s celebration which caught the eye of fans, as they copied the routine utilised by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.As celebrations go, the nodding handshake routine made famous by Aubameyang and Lacazette is rather demure, but the forwards may feel perhaps a touch aggrieved to see it stolen by their rivals.last_img read more

DeKalb County Fugitive Apprehended After Five Hour Armed Standoff in Huntington

first_imgA DeKalb County fugitive, 37-year-old Justin Loren Crager of Garrett, Indiana, is now behind bars after holding police at bay during a five hour armed barricade in Huntington earlier this morning.  The incident started this morning at approximately 7:30 am, when State Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post went to a residence in the 1500 block of Canfield Dr, Huntington, searching for Justin Crager who was wanted on six outstanding DeKalb County felony arrest warrants, all related to Dealing Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine charges. Troopers had developed information that Crager was hiding out at this residence in an apparent effort to avoid police detection and apprehension. Troopers arrived at the residence and spoke with a female and a male associate of Crager. They identified Crager and stated that he was in an upstairs bedroom armed with a handgun.  Troopers made verbal contact with Crager and spent nearly two hours attempting to get him to peacefully surrender. After exhausting their options,  Troopers contacted the Fort Wayne Police Department Special Operations Emergency Services Team (EST) for assistance in resolving the situation.At approximately 11:30 am, FWPD Hostage Negotiators were able to make phone contact with Crager, and from those successful negotiations, Crager agreed to a peaceful surrender. He was taken into custody by FWPD EST officers around 12:30 pm without further incident and then turned over to State Police Detectives.As a result of today’s incident, Crager was transported to the Huntington County Jail. He was arrested on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and booked into the custody of the Huntington County jail staff. He will be held there until transferred at a later date to the DeKalb County Jail, at which time he makes an appearance on the six outstanding felony warrants that initiated the events that took place today.The Indiana State Police Troopers were assisted during today’s incident by the Huntington Police Department,  Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, the Fort Wayne Special Operations Units (EST/Negotiators/Air Support Units), and the Huntington EMS.last_img read more