John Hogenmuller has been named the executive director of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association.Hogenmuller, who comes to the FPAA from the Office of the State Courts Administrator where he was with legal affairs and education for the past eight and one-half- years, succeeds outgoing Executive Director Steve Urse.“I’m extremely confident in John,” said incoming FPAA President Willie Meggs, the state attorney for the Second Circuit. “He has all the talent, experience, and leadership we need in an executive director.”Hogenmuller is a native of Miami and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Emory University. In his 35 years as a member of The Florida Bar, Hogenmuller has served as an assistant attorney general, a division director at The Florida Bar, and has been in private practice.“It’s not too often you get to work for an association as remarkable as the FPAA,” Hogenmuller said. “Prosecutors are absolutely committed to safer streets through effective prosecution.”Hogenmuller lives with his wife, Janice, and has two grown children. Hogenmuller to lead the FPAA Hogenmuller to lead the FPAA June 1, 2003 Regular News
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old Bay Shore man was killed Friday night when his motorcycle crashed into a tree in Calverton, Suffolk County police said. The motorcyclist was identified as Darien Grasman. Police said Grasman was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Mill Road, west of Edwards Avenue, at approximately 7:45 p.m., when he lost control of the motorcycle, skidded off the roadway and struck a tree. Grasman was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Seventh Squad detectives at 631-852-8752.
The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity fall 8-4 to East Central.Batesville vs. East Central Varsity Softball (4-15)Meg Liter collected three hits, but the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity still fell to East Central 8-4 in seven innings on Wednesday.Two of the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity’s runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Liter. She homered in the first inning and singled in the second and fifth innings.East Central was sparked by #20 and #2, who teamed up for four hits and seven RBIs.The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. A solo home run by Liter started the inning off.East Central tied the game in the third on a sacrifice fly by #13 that scored #10.East Central never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring two runs on a two-run single by #2.The JV game ended up tied 8-8.BHS vs. EC JV Softball (4-15)Weather permitting we will host Franklin County tonight with a 5:30pm varsity start time.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
Injuries kept Daisuke Matsuzaka from being a star in the major leagues. Now a journeyman in his native Japan, the right-hander is out of action again after a bizarre incident.The Associated Press reported this week that Matsuzaka, 38, was shut down by his current team, the Chunichi Dragons, after an “overzealous admirer” yanked his pitching arm while pursuing an autograph at a team event in Okinawa. The Dragons say Matsuzaka is dealing with shoulder pain and inflammation in the arm. Elbow injuries led to Tommy John surgery in mid-2011. Matsuzaka pitched in parts of three seasons in the majors (2012-14) after the procedure but could not get regular work until he became a swingman for the Mets in 2014.”Dice-K” did not pitch in 2015 or 2017 and threw just 21 innings total in 2016, counting a winter ball stint in Puerto Rico. He finally came back to make 11 starts (55 1/3 innings) for Chunichi last season, earning Comeback Player of the Year honors in the process.Now the comeback is on hold, and maybe over, depending on the severity of the injury. The fact Matsuzaka is still pitching may surprise observers who thought he was destined for a shortened career after being used heavily during his prep career in Japan.He was mostly healthy his first two MLB seasons after signing a six-year, $52 million free-agent contract with the Red Sox in the 2006 offseason. He made 32 starts in 2007 and 29 in 2008 for Boston. He would not make more than 25 starts in a season after that.MORE: Yankees’ Tanaka doesn’t want universal DH even after injury
Authorities in Delray are reporting that they are currently attempting to diffuse a shooting situation within the Kings Point community.The SWAT team was called to the retirement community on Monday due to the report of a man firing a gun from inside of his house on Normandy Lane.Deputies are reporting that they have made contact with the man and that they believe he is alone in the house.Authorities are asking residents to remain inside their homes and to avoid the area as they attempt to secure the situation.