One dead in tractor-trailer involved crash in Kirkwood

first_img—– The driver of the tractor-trailer was hauling freight from Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Buffalo, N.Y. —– 2:07 P.M. UPDATE: KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Friday morning’s crash as 80-year-old David J. Sheeran of Yonkers, N.Y. Authorities did not release the name of the driver of the car. KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says the car involved in the crash pulled in front of the tractor-trailer from the shoulder of the road. Stay with us here on 12 News for any updates throughout the day. 9:44 A.M. UPDATE: KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — One person is dead after an early-morning tractor-trailer crash in Kirkwood. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday on I-81 southbound near Exit 1. Multiple emergency crews were on the scene including New York State Police, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office and Five Mile Point Fire Department. The sheriff’s office says the car pulled in front of the tractor-trailer “without warning.” According to the Broome County Sheriff’s office, a preliminary investigation shows that the tractor-trailer was traveling on I-81 northbound, crossed over the median and hit the car, traveling on I-81 southbound, head-on. The tractor-trailer then took out a highway sign, before stopping in a wooded area with the car still pinned to the front of the truck.last_img read more

Abraham Trophy success for Jasmine

first_img Norfolk’s Jasmine Campbell claimed the title of England’s most improved girl golfer with a three-shot win in the Abraham Trophy. The 13-year-old from Royal Norwich scored net 70 at Tiverton Golf Club, Devon, finishing three clear of Hertfordshire’s Rebecca Earl, and of her Norfolk colleague, Amelia Williamson. “This means a lot,” said Jasmine (Image © Leaderboard Photography). “I didn’t really expect it. I came to do my best and it turned into something more.” The final, which was interrupted by lightning storms, was contested by 20 girls from all over the country, who qualified on the basis of handicap reduction. Jasmine took up golf a couple of years ago, encouraged by her uncle, and this time last year was playing off her first handicap of 34. Since then she’s tumbled to 15 and is hoping to get to single figures before the end of the season. Her successes along the way have included winning her section in the Norfolk girls’ handicap challenge and capturing the girls’ title at the 2013 Norfolk schools’ championship. Her next challenge is the English U15 girls’ championship, which starts tomorrow at Tiverton Golf Club. “It’s the first time I’ve played in it and I’m very much looking forward to it,” said Jasmine. “It’s going to be good experience.” Leading final net scores Par 74 CSS 73 70 Jasmine Campbell (Royal Norwich)     73 Rebecca Earl (Bishops Stortford), Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer)      74 Hannah Goodall (Selby) 75 Victoria Turner (Sandiway), Annabel Pring (Long Ashton), Caileigh Smith (The Shropshire) Click here for full scores 29 Jul 2013 Abraham Trophy success for Jasmine last_img read more

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer’s, dementia

first_imgIn this Nov. 9, 2013, file photo, former Pittsburgh and NFL Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett stands on the sideline before the start of an NCAA football game between Pittsburgh and Notre Dame in Pittsburgh. Dorsett is one of more than 4,500 former players that have filed suit, some accusing the NFL football league of fraud for its handling of concussions. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL believes that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.The disclosure Friday comes in data the league prepared for its proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits.Both the league and players’ lawyers estimate that 28 percent of the retirees will develop Alzheimer’s disease, moderate dementia or more serious neurological problems.That would represent nearly 6,000 of the 19,000 living former players. Dozens of them could develop Lou Gehrig’s or Parkinson’s disease.A federal judge in Philadelphia has granted preliminary approval of a settlement plan that offers awards reaching $5 million. However, most men would get far less.The retirees must decide next month whether to participate.last_img read more

Bombers hold off late Sahali charge to finish 13th at the B.C. AA Boy’s tourney

first_imgKelowna entered the week as the fourth ranked squad but mowed through the competition before edging Brentwood of Vancouver Island 58-47 in the final.LVR lost to 69-60 to Wellington from Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo before putting together a two-game win streak to finish the season feeling pretty good.The Bombers dumped Charles Hays of Prince Rupert 81-54 Friday.Kingdon was a force throughout contest for the Bombers, finishing the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds.The game was tied at halftime 37-37 before the Bombers turned up the defence allowing Charles Hays to score 17 points in the final two quarters while ringing up 44 points.Zak added 13 points and five assists while Sturrup, Zukowski and Erich Schepkowski had 11, 12 and 10, respectively.The game was the final contest for senior starters Matt Zukowski, Jack Sturrup, Jesse Zak and Adam Berg and Cail Spencer and Erich Schepkowski. The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode into the sunset of the senior boy’s basketball season on a high note, stopping host Sahali Sabres 70-60 at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Kamloops.The result elevated the Bombers to finish 13th overall in the 16-team tournament. The Bombers were 15th in 2012.LVR entered the tournament as the 13th ranked team.Senior forward Matt Zukowski led the change for LVR with a game-high 25 points.Grade 11 forward Isaiah Kingdon added 20 points with Jesse Zak scoring 12 and Jack Sturrup 10.Zak also had five assists.The Kootenay champs led 57-39 after three periods before holding off a late fourth-quarter charge by the Sabres.The Bombers opened the tourney Wednesday falling to eventual champion Kelowna Christian 106-67.last_img read more

Nelson’s Finn Megale eyes BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals

first_imgMegale has had his sights on snowboard cross racing since he was four years old.Last year he placed first in the BC provincials (U13), earning an invite to join the BC team in the U15 nationals where he placed eighth. The Western Canada Snowboard Cross series races were Finn’s first event of the 2017 season.Snowboard cross is a competitive race whefre athletes run individual time trials to qualify, and then race four-at-a-time in heats against each other.The fastest racer advances to the next heat.At Lake Louise, Megale qualified and raced seven heats over two days, making it to the final heat in each of two races. He was very pleased with his second place finishes, and he is aiming for a strong result at the BC provincials finals next weekend with the final prize, national finals in Mount Tremblant, Quebec, in April. Watch out world, here comes Finnegan Megale.The Nelson boarder is off to the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals next weekend at Big White Resort near Kelowna after capturing a pair of silver medals during a meet over the weekend in Lake Louise.Megale, 14, was one of more than 100 boarders who participated at the Western Canada Snowboard Cross Series.last_img read more