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Pa. police: Ex-coach tried to fix youth basketball


May 14, 2010

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A former church-league basketball coach tried to bribe referees to rig games in his favor, state police said in charges filed Thursday.

Michael Kman, 45, of the Harrisburg suburb of Enola, sent a series of anonymous calls and text messages to the officials last year to get them to help the Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church boy's basketball team, police said in a complaint.

District court officials said Thursday afternoon the judge had not signed the arrest warrant. Kman declined to comment and hung up when contacted by a reporter.

The arrest affidavit said Kman offered the referees, who are brothers, $2,500 to fix two games and promised more if they showed they could be trusted with lower-level contests.

Investigators were able to track one of the phones to Kman's wife. They said that Kman, when interviewed, admitted that he tried to influence the officials.

"Kman stated that he was very frustrated with the officials and felt that his team was

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Two charged for fight at Durham's Hillside High


May 13, 2010

Two students were charged with assault Tuesday after a fight at Durham's Hillside High School, a school spokesman said.

When Principal Hans Lassiter tried to break up the fight, one of the students attempted to choke him, Durham police said.

It took the principal, a coach and a school resource officer to break up the fight between Nyron Robinson, 16, and Savian Turrentine, 17, police said.

Both were charged with assault on school personnel. Robinson was also charged with simple assault. Bond for each was set at $1,000.

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Police: Star athlete at Texas school really 22


May 12, 2010

A West Texas student who led his high school basketball team to the state playoffs last season was actually a 22-year-old man, police said Tuesday.

Police say the basketball star was really Guerdwich Montimere, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti who school officials say was recognized last month by Florida coaches as having been a star high school player in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a few years ago.

Ector County school district officials said the man posed as 16-year-old Jerry Joseph and enrolled at Permian High School in Odessa for the 2009-2010 academic year. He also presented himself as homeless to the school's basketball coach, Danny Wright, who took the boy in last summer, the coach said.

Montimere was arrested at Permian High on Tuesday and booked into Ector County jail on a charge of presenting false identification to a peace officer.

Officials said Jerry Joseph originally enrolled at the local junior high as a 15-year-old in February 2009, then moved on

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