Burn This, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Postpones Broadway Revival

first_img Sad news, Jake Gyllenhaal fans! The Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This has been postponed until the 2017-18 season due to scheduling conflicts with the show’s star. Directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, the play was set to reopen Ambassador Theatre Group’s Hudson Theatre. The Ambassador Theatre Group will announce a new production to open the Hudson Theatre soon. Previews were set to begin in February 2017 with opening night scheduled for March 6.Burn This tells the story of four New Yorkers whose lives are uprooted by a young dancer’s accidental death. Set in downtown New York in the raw and gritty 1980s, the combustible drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of Pale and Anna, two iconoclasts who are brought together in the wake of a life-changing event. The play premiered off-Broadway in 1987, later transferring to the Great White Way. The Signature Theatre Company revived the show off-Broadway 2002.Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in Constellations. His other theater credits include Little Shop of Horrors at City Center, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet off-Broadway and This Is Our Youth in the West End. His numerous screen credits include Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Oscar nod, Prisoners, Enemy, Source Code and Nightcrawler. He will next be seen onstage in a concert presentation of Sunday in the Park with George at City Center from October 24 through 26. Jake Gyllenhaal(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

The Latest: PBR returns with closed event in Oklahoma

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Professional Bull Riders returned from a 41-day break Saturday night in Guthrie, Oklahoma, for an Unleash The Beast event scheduled for Las Vegas. The Latest: PBR returns with closed event in Oklahoma ___When the NFL draft ended Saturday, Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores took a moment to remember two mentors who died from the coronavirus.Flores said he looked up to Mike Hankins and Myles Coker when he was growing up in Brooklyn, and he’s a friend of their sons.“This pandemic has hit close to home for me,” Flores said. “It was a loss for everyone. If you spent time with either guy – Mike Hankins or Myles Coker – I feel like I was better for it, certainly.”___ Associated Press The competition at Lazy E Arena was closed to fans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Taylor Toves of Stephenville, Texas, topped the 41 cowboys in the first round of the two-day event, scoring 89.5 points on Biker Bob. He joined Chandler Bownds as the only right-handed riders to reach the 8-second whistle atop Biker Bob in the bull’s 45 outings.Ezekiel Mitchell of Rockdale, Texas, was second with an 89 on Soup In a Group.Points leader Jose VItor Leme of Brazil, also returning from broken ribs, had an 86.5-point ride. The PBR also plans to stage two-day events at the Lazy E on May 9-10 and 16-17. April 25, 2020 ___Despite high-profile reversals by Liverpool and Tottenham, Norwich has defended its decision to place some non-playing staff on furlough during the coronavirus outbreak.The Canaries are one of only two English Premier League clubs using the scheme. Employees receive 80% of wages from the British government up to 2,500 pounds ($3,000) although, in this instance, Norwich is making up the remaining 20%.Newcastle is the other top-flight club to turn to the job retention program while Liverpool, Tottenham and Bournemouth made U-turns on their decisions to furlough staff following heavy criticism.“The decision we made was in the best interests of the club and its staff. We’ve been very transparent that we’re run in a self-financed manner,” Norwich chief operating officer Ben Kensell told BBC Radio Norfolk. “Ultimately, if we had the available cash flow to not have to take up schemes then, like other football clubs have, we would.” Tajikistan is one of the few countries which has not reported any cases of the coronavirus.___Aston Villa players will take a 25% pay cut to help the English Premier League club during the coronavirus outbreak.“First-team players, first-team coaches and senior management have all agreed to defer 25% of their salaries for four months to assist the club during this period of uncertainty with a further review taking place at the end of this period,” club chief executive Christian Purslow said in a statement.It was also announced that a National Health Service trust is to offer maternity care at Villa’s home ground in Birmingham following the success of a similar tie-up with nearby West Bromwich Albion.center_img Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart.The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8 once pandemic social distancing regulations are relaxed to allow training to resume for teams and there are sufficient COVID-19 tests available.The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June.British Horseracing Authority chair Annamarie Phelps tweeted Saturday about “very welcome support for the resumption of live sport incl horseracing” from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, linking to a front page report from The Sun newspaper about plans for events to be staged again.Dowden updated legislators earlier this week on his talks with sports governing bodies. France is in lockdown until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is uncertain if and when the Six Nations matches can be completed.___English Premier League team Chelsea says it will not impose a pay cut on its first-team squad and instead will ask players to continue their support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic.Chelsea also said it will not be furloughing any full-time staff, and casual workers and match day employees are being compensated by the club through to June 30. Last-place Norwich, which has nine games remaining, is reportedly budgeting for a loss of between 18-35 million pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust said Villa Park’s North Stand would host weekday clinics for expectant mothers and new parents from Monday.___France rugby player Mohamed Haouas will be free to resume playing after lockdown ends by serving his three-week suspension during it.The prop was suspended for hitting a Scotland player during their Six Nations encounter on March 8 at Murrayfield — the last match to be played in the competition.The French rugby federation says Haouas “can serve this punishment during confinement and can thus play again once the sporting season resumes.” Tajikistan says it’s suspending its soccer season, further reducing the handful of leagues still operating worldwide.The Central Asian nation’s soccer federation says games on Sunday will go ahead as planned before the league is suspended until May 10.The federation says its decision is in line with government measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The domestic season began on April 4. Games were being played without spectators.Only a few other countries are still staging pro soccer, including Belarus, Nicaragua and Turkmenistan. The Blues have been in negotiations with their players about a salary reduction, reportedly around 10%, in an effort to save money during the current crisis. That is lower than the Premier League’s suggestion of 30% for all clubs but Chelsea has now decided to take a different approach.Highlighting the PlayersTogether initiative launched by Premier League players earlier this month which aims to raise and distribute funds for National Health Service charities, Chelsea told its stars to focus their efforts on other causes.“Representatives of the Chelsea board have recently held extensive talks with the men’s first team to discuss how they can contribute financially to the club during the coronavirus crisis,” a statement on the club website said. “At this time, the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes.”___The British government is increasing planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased.last_img read more

ROTC cadets commit to future service

first_imgFive cadets took an oath of enlistment Wednesday afternoon, promising to complete the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and serve as officers in the future.Proud · Five of the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps cadets pledged an enlistment oath Wednesday on the steps of the Physical Education Building. The oath means the cadets will continue their service with the army after graduation. – Kelvin Kuo | Daily Trojan USC’s ROTC program has 35 cadets in total but five decided to take this oath this afternoon, Maj. David Jackson said.“The oath is committing to be future army officers,” Jackson said. “After two to four years of training, they will accept the terms that they will be future army leaders.”According to Maj. Robert Medina and Jackson, the cadets will graduate and receive an officer’s rank commission. Cadets will learn leadership, become ethical decision makers and train to become physically fit, morally straight and technically competent.Sophomore history major Cadet Michael Lockhart has been in the army reserves for seven years. He joined the ROTC program after working in Iraq as a battalion motor sergeant and served there for 11 months and 16 days while working with vehicles and equipment.“I think I had a really good experience overseas and I’m eager to go back in the future,” Lockhart said. “I love understanding why things are the way they are and hope to teach history at USC or work in the ROTC or army in the future.”A first-year graduate student at the School of Social Work, Cadet Daniel Lee Burns has wanted to join the army since high school to be part of the social work military program.Since his grandfather did not have the chance to attend USC like he wanted to, Burns said he is honored to be a part of the ROTC program here.“I feel great pride in being here every day to do something and be a part of something,” Burns said. “If you didn’t learn values, you’ll learn them in the army. Becoming a good soldier comes with being a good person.”In a San Diego school district, Burns taught many children who came from military families. This has prompted him to work with military parents, children who have lost families and those still dealing with that loss.Another first-year graduate student at the School of Social Work, Cadet Hannah Stryker, also took the oath of enlistment.“When a soldier enlists in the army, they make a decision to sacrifice their mental well-being for something bigger than themselves for service, values and country,” Stryker said. “When soldiers come home, society has a tendency to admit that war ends in the battlefield, but that is not the case as you see many soldiers bring the war with them.”Stryker plans on working in the combat stress control unit, depending where the United States stands in the war.“Given the incredible opportunity at USC, I’m honored to be a part of the U.S. Army and especially as a social worker,” Stryker said. “I feel that this is the best place for me and I can’t stress enough the need for military social workers and I feel like we can do more to help.”Cadet Joseph Dombrosky, a junior majoring in public policy, management and planning as well as political science, also joined the ROTC program to serve his country.“My dad was in the military and I always felt like I had a sense of duty to serve,” Dombrosky said. “I think that being in ROTC has definitely made me more disciplined and more confident. I feel more sense of pride in myself and my country in general.”Freshman electrical engineering major Cadet Matt Zecchini took the oath of enlistment, and Cadet Sean Inkelaar-Cruz, a junior majoring in public policy, management and planning, will pledge next week as well.Correction: 9/2/10 — A previous version of this story misidentified the school district at which Burns taught. The story has been corrected to reflect the change.last_img read more

This Day in History: Trinidadian Pianist Winifred Atwell was born.

first_imgBy Celina DeCastroThis Day in History: On February 27, 1914, pianist Winifred Atwell was born in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago. Born to a family of pharmacy owners, Atwell was expected to join in the family business and become a pharmacist, but life had another role for her.Atwell played the piano since her adolescence and achieved local popularity for her musical talents. She left Trinidad in the 1940’s to the United States to study with Russian-American pianist, Alexander Borovsky.In 1946, Atwell moved to London where she earned her rightful place at the Royal Academy of Music.Her Honky Tonk Style of piano playing gained large popularity in the United Kingdom. By 1950, her popularity grew nationally and internationally.In 1951, Atwell signed a record contract with Decca, thereafter millions of copies of her sheet music were sold and she recorded her best known hits of her career. Hits including Let’s have a Ding-Dong, Poor People of Paris, Britannia Rag and Black and White Rag.Poor People of Paris reached number one in the charts and Black and White Rag became the signature tune of the Pot Black snooker program on BBC television in the 1970s.Atwell also performed concerts on television and with Royal Variety Performances, her concerts would consist of her playing classical piano followed up with her popular Honky Tonk style music.In 1955, Atwell arrived in Australia and was greeted as an international celebrity. But her popularity dwindled as she attempted to combine her style of music with others such as Rock N Rolls hits without success.Atwell frequently visited Trinidad throughout her life, in one instance she bought a home in St. Augustine, Trinidad which was later turned into the Pan Pipers Music School by her former student Miss Louise McIntosh.In 1971, Atwell and her husband Lew Levisohn officially settled in Sydney, Australia. In 1983, a day after her 60th birthday, Atwell suffered a heart attack and died while staying at a friend’s home.last_img read more

Angels routed as Yankees clinch AL East title with 100th win

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield “We got a lot bigger fish to fry, but this is the first step along the way,” Boone said. “Nothing has got in their way. Whatever has come adversity-wise, they faced it and powered right through it.”Despite putting 30 players on the injured list this season, New York (100-54) wrapped up first place with eight games to spare and made Aaron Boone the first manager to win 100 games in each of his first two major league seasons.The Yankees open the playoffs on Oct. 4, likely against Minnesota, which leads the AL Central, or the wild-card winner.Masahiro Tanaka (11-8), in line to start the opener, allowed Kole Calhoun’s home run leading off the fourth. The Angels (69-84), who have lost eight of 10 and are playing the final weeks of the regular season without AL MVP frontrunner Mike Trout, designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and outfielder Justin Upton, had just four hits in seven innings off Tanaka, who struck out six and walked one.Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney (4-6) gave up six runs and five hits in five-plus innings. PreviousNEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels and Kevan Smith #44 of the Los Angeles Angels lead their team on to the field prior to their game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons (2) throws out New York Yankees’ Cameron Maybin (38) during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu watches the ball after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after giving up a three-run home run to DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees in the second inning at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts as DJ LeMahieu #26 of the New York Yankees rounds third base after his three run home run in the second inning at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu celebrates with Austin Romine (28) after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Kevan Smith #44 of the Los Angeles Angels sends a hit by Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees to first for the out in the third inning at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts as he is about to be pulled during the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka leaves the field during the third inning of a baseball game Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels runs the bases after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of their game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates with third base coach Mike Gallego after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun scores after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner celebrates with third base coach Phil Nevin (88) after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner, right, watches his RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner gestures from second base after hitting an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Matt Thaiss #23 of the Los Angeles Angels sends a hit by Austin Romine of the New York Yankees to first but does not make the out in the second inning at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels high fives Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of their game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels flies out to Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Angels relief pitcher Justin Anderson throws to the plate during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game against the Yankees in New York. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)Angels relief pitcher Keynan Middleton throws to the plate during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game against the Yankees in New York. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)Angels relief pitcher Keynan Middleton throws to the plate during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game against the Yankees in New York. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)Angels second baseman David Fletcher fields a ball during the seventh inning. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Cameron Maybin #38 of the New York Yankees celebrates his solo home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Angels relief pitcher Jake Jewell throws to the plate during the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Yankees in New York. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the New York Yankees and Austin Romine #28 of the New York Yankees celebrate their 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Gio Urshela #29, Cameron Maybin #38, and Luke Voit #45 of the New York Yankees celebrate their 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: The New York Yankees celebrate their 9-1 over the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 19: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels and Kevan Smith #44 of the Los Angeles Angels lead their team on to the field prior to their game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NextShow Caption1 of 29Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)ExpandNEW YORK — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club’s first American League East division title since 2012, routing the short-handed Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu.A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the homer-happy Yankees went ahead when LeMahieu hit a three-run drive in the second inning and breezed to their 100th win.Gardner, among just two holdovers from their last World Series championship team in 2009, added a solo shot in the fourth and then hit a two-run double in the sixth. Cameron Maybin and Clint Frazier homered for good measure in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman struck out Albert Pujols to end it as fans’ cellphones flashed to record to moment.Players lined up for handshakes and hugs, more exuberantly than usual, but there was no wild celebration on the field. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone In his second game back from an injury layoff of nearly three months, Giancarlo Stanton was 0 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts as a designated hitter his second game back from a layoff of nearly three months.STAR TURNPujols had a .328 career batting average when he left the St. Louis Cardinals after 11 major league seasons and joined the Angels for 2012. His career average dipped to .29995 with an 0 for 4 night. His average had not been below .300 at the end of a game since a 4-for-14 start as a rookie in 2001, according to the Elias Sport Bureau.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees right-hander Dellin Betances has been told surgery is not recommended for the partially torn left Achilles tendon that ended his season after eight pitches. Boone said the foot will be in a walking boot for another four weeks. … Judge was given a day off after he landed on his right shoulder during an attempt for a diving catch on Wednesday.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Jamie Barria, 4-9, 5.95 ERA) at Astros (RHP Zack Greinke, 16-5, 2.95 ERA), Friday, 5 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM The Yankees might go to the postseason without their winningest pitcher, Domingo Germán. The 27-year-old right-hander, who is 18-4, was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy earlier in the day.New York’s 19th AL East title was its first following a run of 13 in 17 years that started in Derek Jeter’s rookie season. The Yankees, led by young stars Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez and Gleyber Torres, will be making their 21st postseason appearance in 25 years and 55th overall – 22 more than any other team.And they will head to October following their 21st 100-win season, their first in back-to-back years since 2002-04.New York moved into sole possession of the lead for good on June 15 with the start of an eight-game winning streak, beginning a spurt of 13 victories in 14 games that ended the month. The Yankees led by 6-1/2 games at the All-Star Game, won seven of their first nine after the break and have led by seven to 11-1/2 games since. And they achieved their success despite so many players landing on the injured list, the most in the major leagues since at least 2004.After Wednesday’s 3-2 loss, the Yankees waited in their clubhouse for three hours until just before 1 a.m., hoping second-place Tampa Bay would lose to the Dodgers in Los Angeles and ensure the division title for New York. But the Rays rallied in the ninth and defeated the Dodgers in 11 innings.“It was probably actually a good little team building, bonding, one of those times you enjoy being together,” Boone said,Protective plastic remained overnight wrapping the six large-screen televisions in the Yankees clubhouse, a sign that the bubbly and beer celebration was not too far off.LeMahieu’s homer, which followed a rare infield hit by slow-legged catcher Austin Romine with two outs, landed about three rows over the scoreboard in right-center, giving him career bests of 25 homers and 97 RBIs in his first season with the Yankees. Gardner also set career highs for homers (26) and RBIs (69), and New York extended its team record with 292 long balls.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more

New trial date set for September in Tibbetts murder case

first_imgMONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A new trial date has been set for a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts.A judge on Friday set trial for 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera on Sept. 3 in the Poweshiek County courthouse in Montezuma. Trial had been set for April 16. Defense attorneys said they needed more time to go through a massive investigation file from prosecutors.Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a run July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa. Investigators recovered her body a month later in a cornfield. A medical examiner has said Tibbetts was stabbed to death.Rivera is a Mexican national who has been accused of being in the country illegally. He worked at a dairy farm a few miles from where Tibbetts disappeared.last_img read more