The first officer was evacuated from the area for treatment. A perimeter was established and a City Police Department negotiator tried to talk to Clark but he refused. The police department called on the New York State Police, the Syracuse Police Department, the Cortland City Police Department, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, the Ithaca Police Department, the Homer Police Department and the U.S. Marshall’s Service. Assault in the first degree (F)Aggravated assault upon a officer or peace officer (F)Reckless endangerment in the first degree (F)Menacing a police officer or peace officer (F)Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (M)Prohibited use of weapons (M) Clark has been charged with the following: The individual who shot at the officer had a semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle in their possession. The individual is a 26-year-old man named Zachary Clark. Officials say Clark fired several rounds at the officer, striking him at least three times in his lower extremities. In a press release sent to 12 News, the police department says once the officer came into contact with the individual, he was almost immediately met with gunfire. Clark did not surrender until 7:50 a.m. Clark was sent to GCMC in Cortland but was then transferred to the Upstate University Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. CORTLAND, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Cortland City Police Department responded to a call in reference to a domestic dispute with threats of using a weapon on Friday. The Cortland City Police Department said they were called to the scene at around 8:00 p.m. The first officer to arrive on scene at 12 Elm Street met with the individual who made the call on the front yard of the property. The officer approached the front door to speak with the other individual involved in the dispute. The officer was able to take cover behind the patrol vehicle, but Clark continued to fire at the officer outside of his home. The second officer arrived at this time, drew his pistol and began to fire at Clark from his vehicle. The Cortland City Police Department says Clark will be processed and held for arraignment following his release from the hospital. The police officer has been listed in stable condition.
Associated Press The draft had been scheduled for June 26-27, but it was postponed with the season in an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the NHL is deciding whether to hold it earlier in June following the NFL’s success with its virtual draft last month.Such a move means teams would not be able to trade players before or during the draft, there would be a lack of clarity over next year’s salary cap and the draft order could be determined before all games are played. There are mixed feelings about the idea among executives.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The end of this virus-disrupted school year has produced a bleak financial outlook for major college sports. Budget projections are landing in the red. West Virginia has announced a $5 million projected shortfall for the fiscal year ending June 30. The athletic director will take a 10% salary reduction for the next budget cycle along with other high earners in the department. Minnesota has forecast a $4 million deficit for the current fiscal period. The month before the pandemic hit, a $1 million surplus was projected. Now, the school says all cost-savings measures are on the table.— Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, football coach Paul Chryst (krihst) and men’s basketball coach Greg Gard are being asked to take a 15% pay cut over the next six months as part of the school’s response to the pandemic. School officials say Alvarez, Chryst and Gard are among 25 of the athletic department’s highest-earning employees who are being asked to take that voluntary cut. There will be no reduction in that group’s work hours. Hamlin races barefoot on a top-of-the-line simulator. He also gained national attention three races ago at virtual Talladega Superspeedway when his daughter, Taylor, tried to ask him a question during the race and accidentally turned off the screen on his simulator with a remote control she was holding.WOMEN’S BASEBALL-PRATT-OBITOriginal Rockford Peach diesBRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Former Rockford Peaches and Kenosha Comets pitcher Mary Pratt has died at 101.Pratt was believed to be the last surviving member of the original 1943 Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which inspired the 1992 movie, “A League of Their Own.” She pitched in the league until 1947 and taught physical education for 46 years. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL considers early draftUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is pondering the notion of holding its amateur draft before the Stanley Cup final. May 9, 2020 — One of the fighters scheduled to take part in Saturday’s UFC mixed martial arts event in Jacksonville, Florida, has tested positive for the COVID-19. UFC says Jacaré Souza’s middleweight bout against Uriah Hall has been called off after Souza tested positive, along with his two cornermen. UFC says all three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely. The UFC is returning after an involuntary eight-week break that upended plans by UFC President Dana White to keep fighting amid the coronavirus outbreak.— Watford chairman Scott Duxbury says at least six of the 20 English Premier League clubs are concerned about the plan to use neutral stadiums to finish the season. The Hornets have joined Brighton and Aston Villa in making clear their opposition to the current “Project Restart” concept ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting of topflight clubs. Teams at or near the relegation zone are worried about the monetary and competitive impact of playing the remainder of the season at neutral grounds without fans. “Project Restart” needs approval from at least 14 teams.— Two players at German second division side Dynamo Dresden have tested positive for the coronavirus, putting on hold the club’s planned return to soccer next weekend. Dresden was to play Hannover away on May 17 when the league resumes after a two-month suspension. Now, the entire squad, coaching and supervisory staff must go into 14 days of quarantine at home.— The president of French soccer club Lyon (lee-OHN’) says all members of its men’s and women’s teams have tested negative for the coronavirus. They were tested by team doctors.NASCAR-iRACING Update on the latest sports Hamlin takes virtual finaleCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR’s iRacing Series with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro Speedway.This year’s Daytona 500 champion had four fresh tires as he chased down leader Ross Chastain and nudged him out of the way. Chastain retaliated by hitting Hamlin’s car after the checkered flag.Timmy Hill finished second, followed by Tyler Reddick, Chastain and Austin Dillon.Hamlin was instrumental in organizing his fellow Cup drivers for the invitational series that started after the series was suspended. He also won the opening iRacing event on March 22. The league said in a tweet that Pratt’s “stories, her energy will be missed for a long time.”Her nephew, Walter Pratt, told The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass. she passed away peacefully at a nursing home.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6