Rockford Scanner™: Fireball Flew Across Our Sky, Did You See It?




Sources are reporting a fireball flew across our sky last night.

A witness near Main and John said they saw it to the North. There are several witnesses all over our area from Byron, Rockford, Loves Park, Durand, Genoa, Rockton, Janesville, etc… That have reported seeing a fireball meteor in the sky.

The American Meteor Society https://www.amsmeteors.org/ has gotten reports from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin from this meteor sighting.

Did you see the fireball?  If so, let us know!
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These sources of meteoric activity are expected to be active this week.
The center of the large Anthelion (ANT) radiant is currently located at 12:36 (189) -04. This position lies in central Virgo, 3 degrees southwest of the 3rd magnitude double star known as Porrima (gamma Virginis). Due to the large size of this radiant, Anthelion activity may also appear from eastern Leo, and Crater as well as Virgo. This radiant is best placed near 0200 LST, when it lies on the meridian and is located highest in the sky. Rates at this time should be near 2 per hour no matter your location. With an entry velocity of 30 km/sec., the average Anthelion meteor would be of slow velocity.

As seen from the mid-northern hemisphere (45N) one would expect to see approximately 5 sporadic meteors per hour during the last hour before dawn as seen from rural observing sites. Evening rates would be near 1 per hour. As seen from the tropical southern latitudes (25S), morning rates would be near 8 per hour as seen from rural observing sites and 2 per hour during the evening hours. Locations between these two extremes would see activity between the listed figures. Evening rates are reduced during this period due to moonlight.

Meteor Activity Outlook for March 16-22, 2019





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Rockford Scanner™: Robbery WIth Injuries in Rockford, Still Developing




Sources are reporting a robbery with injuries in Rockford.

It happened around 11 am in the area of S Main and Indiana.

Sources said a man was robbed and injured. They said it appears there is a lot of blood coming from the victim, and he may have been stabbed or shot.

At the time of writing this, they said emergency personnel were not yet on scene.

No suspect information at this time.

Sources said there is a vehicle that hit a tree nearby, it is not yet known if it is related to this robbery call.

Still developing





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Rockford Scanner™: Numerous Police From Several Jurisdictions Working A Scene At A Rockford School




Credit: Paul Schumacher & RS fan

 

UPDATE:

(AP) — The judge is rebuffing claims that a youth football coach brandished a gun during a fight with parents, and he agreed to set lower bonds for both men arrested during the melee.

Forty-three-year-old Terrance Morris of Valparaiso, Indiana, and 39-year-old Devorah Clark of Merrillville, Indiana, are facing felony charges stemming from the Saturday fight in Rockford.

They were coaches for the Calumet City Thunderbolts when a postgame fight broke out with Rockford Renegades coaches and parents.

The Rockford Register Star reports three witnesses told police they saw Clark with a gun, but Judge Francis Martinez said during a hearing Tuesday that the weapon was found in Clark’s car.

A prosecutor sought $50,000 bonds for both men. Martinez set a $25,000 bond for Clark and $5,000 for Morris.


COACHES ARRESTED: On Saturday, October 6, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to reports of a large fight at Rockford Lutheran High School (3411 N. Alpine Road) with at least one armed suspect on scene. Officers learned that at the conclusion of a football game, Calumet City Thunderbolts coaches were involved in an argument with Rockford Renegades coaches and parents. It escalated to one parent striking a coach. No students were involved in the argument.

A Calumet City coach, identified as Terrance Morris, displayed a firearm which sent crowds of people running. No shots were fired. Officers subsequently took Morris and another coach, Devorah Clark, into custody. During the course of the investigation, officers recovered a firearm.

The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation. Anyone with information should call 815-966-2900.

Upon further review, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below listed charges against the suspects.

Terrance Morris, 43, Indiana. – Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action

Devorah Clark, 39, Indiana. – Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Mob Action, Obstructing Identification, Resisting Arrest

Morris and Clark were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against the men are merely accusations. Morris and Clark are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court of law. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time


Several sources are reporting a very large police presence, working a scene on the East side.

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