Mason City woman pleads guilty to federal charges of stealing drugs from patients

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City woman accused of federal charges of stealing drugs and illegally accessing patient information has pleaded guilty.32-year-old Samantha Rogers pleaded guilty on Monday in US District Court in Cedar Rapids to the charges of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud, wrongfully obtaining health information for personal gain, and making false statements related to health care manners. Federal authorities say the charges stemmed from activity between October of 2017 and May of last year.According to the criminal complaint, Rogers was fired in January 2017 from the IOOF home after allegedly being caught on video taking prescription pills from the purse of another employee. She continued to be employed at Mercy-North Iowa when a nursing aide reported pain pills missing from her purse in May 2017.Rogers then was accused of accessing patient records after being hired to work at Northern Iowa Therapy in Waverly in September 2017 in attempts to obtain or steal prescription medication. She’s suspected of taking a patient’s unused Percocet and of breaking into another patient’s home in Forest City in a search for drugs.No sentencing date has been scheduled.last_img read more

International trio selected for women’s world championship

first_img Internationals Gabriella Cowley, Hayley Davis and Bronte Law will represent England Golf in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo trophy at Karuizawa Golf Club, Japan, from September 3-6. Hayley (image © Leaderboard Photography) and Bronte are both English champions, while Bronte and Gabriella both represented GB&I in the 2014 Curtis Cup. The 72-hole championship will be played over the Oshitate and Iriyama Courses and hosted by the Japan Golf Association. The two lowest scores from each round count towards the team total. The championship, which began in 1964, was last played in 2012 in Antalya, Turkey, when the Republic of Korea became the first country in 22 years to capture consecutive titles. The players: Gabriella Cowley, 18, (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire) played in the 2014 Curtis Cup match and has also represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy. She was runner-up in this year’s Portuguese amateur championship and helped to win the Nations Cup for England at the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play championship. She represented England in the European team championship. Hayley Davis, 21, (Ferndown, Dorset) has just won the English women’s stroke play championship and has previously held the English women’s amateur and girls’ titles. She topped the individual leaderboard in qualifying for the European team championship and, as a student at Baylor University, Texas, has won on the US women’s college circuit. She has represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy. Bronte Law, 19, (Bramhall, Cheshire) won the 2014 English women’s amateur championship shortly after playing her second Curtis Cup match. She has also represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy and Europe in both the Junior Solheim Cup and Junior Ryder Cup matches. She is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has won on the US women’s college circuit. 18 Aug 2014 International trio selected for women’s world championship last_img read more

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju breaks his silence about bad blood between Mary Kom and…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@KirenRijiju)/SportstarAdvertisement 8qv4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs428Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5us90n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 64rwWould you ever consider trying this?😱m3wxCan your students do this? 🌚33bd9eRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the circle of boxing in the country, there has been an ongoing feud off the ring, between the legendary MC Mary Kom, and the rising star Nikhat Zareen. In the past few months, the two boxers have been on a cold war against each other. Now Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of Sports has finally opened up on the ongoing tussle between two pugilists.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@KirenRijiju)/SportstarZareen, the flyweight boxer from Nizamabad had earlier made a request to the sports minister through a formal tweet and an official letter for her trial against Mary for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.“Too much of issues are created on this! Mary Kom is a legend who has achieved what no other boxer has ever achieved in the World Amateur Boxing.” Rijiju posted on his official Twitter handle.Advertisement Although at first the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) did not organise the match, Zareen finally had her go against the Six times AIBA World Boxing Champion last saturday.“Nikhat Zareen is an amazing boxer who has the potential to follow the footsteps of Mary Kom. India is proud of both of them. Period,” Rijiju added.Advertisement Mary won the bout 9-1, but the match ended in a dismay, as Mary rejected Zareen as she tried to hug her. Even after that, they did not shake hands either.Mary’s gesture made a dent on Zareen’s spirit. “It was very new for me. I never expected that she will get so angry at me for going on Twitter and writing a letter to the sports minister. If she is taking all that personally that’s her choice, I can’t comment on that.” the 23 year old told IANS.“I was fighting for a fair trial. I was fighting against the system, not Mary Kom or the federation. I was saying that there should be a proper trial before every competition. That’s it.” Zareen added.However, Mary had spoken about her reasons for her behaviour towards Zareen. In the post match interview, she told PTI: “I am also a human being, I can also get irritated. Can’t I get angry when my credentials are questioned?”“If she wants others to respect her then she should first respect others. I don’t like people with such nature. Just prove your point inside the ring, not outside.” Mary added.Also read-Nikhat Zareen demands trial against Mary Kom to be televised in interest of fairnessSports Minister Kiren Rijiju responds to Nikhat Zareen’s plea to have a trial bout against Mary Kom for Tokyo 2020 selection Advertisementlast_img read more