Motel argument ends in violence




Staff Writer


At Murphys Motel an argument broke out between two guests that ended in violence early Friday morning. A women told police, that her and Luis Salazar-Moreno, were yelling at each other inside the motel room.


The woman tried to leave but was stopped by Salazar-Moreno. When she finally got out of the room a car was waiting for her outside the motel room. The woman headed west on the 198 when she noticed Salazar-Moreno was following them. As they tried to get away Salazar-Moreno continued to follow the woman and the driver.


When Salazar- Moreno caught up to them he rammed his vehicle into the back of the woman. The woman was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries.


Salazar-Moreno was arrested at the scene and charged with suspicion of false imprisonment and assault with a deadly weapon.

Kim Cattrall’s brother found dead in Canada

By Michelle See

Staff writer


Actress, Kim Cattrall, from (Sex in the City) asked her fans on social media for help in searching for her missing brother, Christopher Cattrall. Less than 24 hours later, Canadian police announced he had been found dead.

“It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall. At this time we ask for privacy. We want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring love and support in this trying time”, Kim Cattrall tweeted on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

Corporal Chris Warren, representative with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said Officers found Chris Cattrall, 55, on his rural property in Blackfalds, Alberta. Warren did not provide a cause of death, also did not not give specifics of how or when Chris Cattrall’s body was found, nor did they say why the death was not considered suspicious.

IOC refuses Russian athletes’ request to join Winter Olympics




Staff Writer


In a fresh twist to the doping chronicle that threatens to dominate the Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused a request for 15 Russian athletes and coaches “cleared of doping” to join the PyeongChang Games. The 13 athletes and two coaches were among 28 Russians whose lifetime bans for doping were rejected by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Thursday.

CAS ruled there was insufficient evidence to show they had broken doping rules during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but the IOC said Monday its invitation review panel examined applications on behalf of the 15 individuals and had suspicions about potential anti-doping violations.

The row puts the IOC, which has always claimed to have the final word on which athletes compete in the Games, at loggerheads with sports law’s highest court just days before the Olympics begin in South Korea on February 9.

IOC president Thomas Bach called the CAS decision “extremely disappointing and surprising.””We would never have expected this,” the 64-year-old German told a news conference in PyeongChang. Bach added: “The privilege to be invited requires more than just the absence of a sanction.”

The IOC will consider whether to plead against the decision once it has seen the full details behind the ruling. Bach also claimed the decision “shows the urgent need for reforms in the internal structure of CAS.”

In December 2017, the IOC banned Russian athletes from competing in the 2018 Olympics over allegations of state-sponsored doping by Russia in Sochi. However, Russian athletes who can prove they are clean will be invited to compete under a equitable flag, known as the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR). They will wear a uniform with that name on it, and the Olympic anthem will be played at any medal ceremonies for Russian athletes.

The IOC said in a statement that the purpose of the review panel was “to confirm that athletes can be considered clean for a potential invitation to the Olympic Winter Games.” It said the panel took into account extra information about the athletes sent to it by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which had “raised suspicion about the integrity of these athletes.”


At least 168 Russian athletes are taking part in the Games, according to the PyeongChang official website.