Police seek publics help solving in overnight shooting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 25, 2017 – Nassau – Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Tuesday 25th April 2017.  According to reports, shortly after 2:30am, police received a report of a body of a man lying in the street on 3rd Street, Coconut Grove.  When officers arrived on scene they met the lifeless body of an adult male who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Investigations are ongoing.Press Release: RBPFlast_img read more

Integrity Commission updates on MPs declarations Campaign financing and investigations including at

first_img Related Items:#IntegrityCommissionUpdate, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – July 17, 2017 – As questions of integrity in public office dominate hemispheric headlines, including here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Magnetic Media checked in with the body charged with ensuring good conduct while on the public payroll for these islands: the TCI Integrity Commission.  Its Director, Eugene Otuonye, QC was unable to disclose details on ongoing investigations including the more widely followed cases but there was some update.  We now report…Part one of the campaign donations report has been published and can be viewed at the Commission’s website.  It revealed that the PDM was better financed during the December 2016 General Elections, coming in with around $30,000 more donated dollars than then incumbent PNP.  Each party fell well below what they were legally permitted to raise, which is $600,000 by law.  The PDM raised just over $297,000; not even hitting the 50% mark of what is permitted.Director Otuonye explained that part two of the report is focused on how the money by each party was spent and it will be publish later this month but for sure by August 2017.It seems the Turks and Caicos does not have a problem with members of parliament filing their declarations; the Director said that all statements are in and were on time, beating the March 31, 2017 deadline.  The information will be made public soon also, he said.When it comes to higher profile investigations, the one opened on Tourism Minister and North and Middle Caicos MP, Ralph Higgs is described as active and as for an end being in sight, the IC is unable to say when the probe will be over with.Magnetic Media had heard murmurings that there was an Integrity Commission investigation on at the new Long Bay High School.However, while the IC Director did confirm that there is an investigation on, he opted out of detailing the nature of the case and explained that it is a Police led investigation but that the IC is assisting it.The investigation at the Labour Department, where at least two staffers were fingered for alleged wrong doing related to work permits; is also with no details provided by the Integrity Commission. Director Otuonye called it a very active investigation.#IntegrityCommissionUpdate#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Government criticized after Irma challenged to do more to protect health and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 21, 2017 – Providenciales – Not everyone agrees that the Turks and Caicos Islands Government is doing the best job in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.   Criticisms had emerged from the first week since the passage of the historic storm which lashed these islands with 180mph winds.The former premier Michael Misick, leader of the Opposition Washington Missick and a 2016 General Election candidate are some who have gone public with their sentiments about the work to get the country rebuilt.    A common tone is that the Government is not exposing the gravity of the dilemma after the country’s encounter with super typhoon Irma and that the provisions are not reaching enough people quickly enough.Obrien Forbes shared with #MagneticMedia that last night, in a WhatsApp group, he pointed out to the Premier a list of concerns about Five Cays.  Forbes said the State of Emergency should be country wide, not limited to Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos.    Forbes called the living in western Providenciales, ‘squalid’… that areas of Five Cays like Bassie Yard is ‘festooned with derelict homes that were ravaged by Hurricane Irma and marinating, he said, in stagnant water which is fodder for the proliferation of infectious diseases that will make their way eastward when those residents intermingle.”He slammed the country’s leader for not calling an evacuation of this and other high risk areas.    Forbes who said a serious clean up needs to happen where people who can help, are assigned to do so and he believes there should be housing provided – he suggested a number of ways.Obrien Forbes believes there is an opportunity here for the TCI to put an end to the shanty constructions plaguing communities like Five Cays.    Condemn the damaged homes, partner with corporate and civic TCI on temporary housing, remove the stagnant water, set up clinics, organize an ice depot powered by generator and get heavy equipment operators galvanized to clear up with Irma brought down. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Residents have important role to play to mitigate disasters

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 22, 2017 – Mandeville – Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says the residents of Clarendon have an important role to play to mitigate natural disasters.“I have told the Mayor (of May Pen) that it is time for the Municipality to pay close attention to how people build in the parish of Clarendon.   Too many illegal structures are being constructed in river beds, on gully banks, and blocking drains.   These are all contributing factors to flooding,” the Minister said.During a tour of some areas in Clarendon that were damaged during the April floods on September 20, Mr. McKenzie said the parish is at the top of the list of  places known to be vulnerable to natural disasters in the island, and that the physical infrastructure cannot take any more battering.After the tour, the Minister addressed residents at a town hall meeting at the Edwin Allen High School.He told the audience that there are 47 shelters in the parish, covering a wide area, including Aenon Town, Spaldings, Kellits, Ritchies, and Frankfield, and the Government would be providing money to retrofit one main shelter in the northern part of Clarendon.The Minister noted that most of the present shelters are school buildings, which are not conducive to providing for the needs of those who use it.“What we have done is to provide money to retrofit one main shelter in the northern part of Clarendon, in case there is a need for it.   This shelter will be a lot more comfortable than schools. We will also have two 40-foot containers stocked with the necessary supplies, such as water, and other basic supplies.   One will be located in Kellitts and the other in Frankfield at the police station,” he said.The Minister noted that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Parish Disaster Coordinator will ensure that everything is in place to respond in times of disaster.He also advised the residents that the Jamaica Pubic Service has been contacted with a view to start trimming the many trees that have been growing out of control in the area.Also speaking at the meeting was Michelle Graham, who chairs the Shelter and Welfare Committee for the parish in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.“We provide training for shelter managers and work closely with the health, fire and other departments, and do assessments of damage to homes after a disaster.    We stock basic items and find suppliers for items that will go to shelters for residents,” she said.The meeting also saw presentations from Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, Audley Gordon; Director, Meteorological Service Division in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Evan Thompson; and Project Engineer, Water Resources Authority, Joanne Richards.Release: JISlast_img read more

NJC Pays Courtesy Call on Parliamentary Secretary

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 5, 2017 – Nassau – Officials of the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Wednesday (October 4, 2017) paid a Courtesy Call on Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe (centre), at the Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre, West Bay Street.The NJC officials updated Parliamentary Secretary Parker-Edgecombe on a number of the new initiatives they have planned for the upcoming Junkanoo season at both the Junior Junkanoo and Adult Parades levels. Junkanooers are “in the heart of their seasons” preparing for the upcoming parades.Pictured (from left) are: Ellery Deveaux, Cultural Officer, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture; Adrian Carter, Director of Communications and Public Relations, National Junkanoo Committee; Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe; Kishlane O’Brien, Co-Chairperson, National Junkanoo Committee and Dr. Dwight Marshall, Co-Chairman, National Junkanoo Committee.(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)Press Release: BISlast_img read more

CSJPS Substance Misuse Treatment Programme aims to address crime in Jamaica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 7, 2017 – Kingston – Crime prevention is a key factor driving the implementation of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme’s (CSJP) III Specialised Substance Misuse Treatment Programme, which involves collaboration with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA).Under the partnership, persons flagged for drug use through the CSJP’s Community Case Management programme are referred to the NCDA for a special treatment course before they transition into the vocational- or job-training features of the CSJP.Communications/Social Media Coordinator, Patrice Nephew, addressing a recent JIS Think Tank said the initiative leads to improvements not just on an individual level but also contributes to cohesiveness in the family structure as well as the wider community.She said self-efficacy, self-actualisation and a greater sense of well-being achieved by individuals due to reduced or no drug use after completing the treatment programme, leads to more peaceful communities.“Once there is that productivity and they are ready for the workforce, we will see more legal commercial activity taking place, and we will see persons who are rising above their circumstances and being able to provide for their families and to help inspire other members of the community. It’s a multiplier effect,” she noted.Mrs. Nephew said the programme, the first tranche of which has been successfully implemented, also teaches appropriate social skills, enabling persons to more amicably resolve conflicts, thereby reducing the likelihood of violence.“We see where social capital is built and all of those positive social gains are actualized.   These are skills that our youth would be equipped with once they have gone through the programme,” she said.Social Worker with CSJP Western, Desmond Stewart, further noted that with improved employment or educational prospects from eliminating drug use, individuals will be gainfully occupied, and, as such, have less opportunity to be involved in criminal activity.“When they overcome the substance addiction and become gainfully employed or get involved in skills training, this reduces the amount of idle time they have. When occupied with positive things, that, in itself, will lead to a reduction in crime,” he pointed out.The CSJP’s strategic objectives are embedded in the wider Ministry of National Security five-pillar strategy, specifically that which speaks to achieving crime reduction through social development.Mrs. Nephew, meanwhile, said the results of the partnership, which started in July 2016, have been very encouraging, and gave commendations to the NCDA for its expertise and use of creative means to reach the youth.The CSJP referred more than 150 individuals to the NCDA, which conducted 541 individual sessions and 80 group sessions and workshops.Workshops were also done in communities and schools to sensitize adults and children about marijuana use and to train community volunteers to identify symptoms and persons in need of referral.Release: JISlast_img read more

Pedro delighted with Kantes new Chelsea deal

first_imgChelsea forward Pedro is thrilled that team-mate N’Golo Kante has committed his long-term future to the clubThe French midfielder signed a new five-year contract on Friday morning, amid reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain.Kante has proved himself to be a valuable member of the Chelsea team and the news couldn’t have been better timed with the club in danger of being hit with a transfer ban in the near future.Speaking ahead of their game at Spurs today, Pedro revealed his delight with the news.“I’m really happy to play with him, and for this news, because he’s a fantastic player,” Pedro told the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s also a good person and a great example for the younger players, so I’m very happy and the club has made the best decision.”Pedro added: “He runs a lot during training and in the game, and recovers a lot of balls.“But it’s not just recovering the balls and running, he’s also a clever player inside the pitch, he’s always in a good position to give balance to the team so he’s very important here, he’s crucial.“He’s shy, quiet, calm and humble. He’s a very good guy, he doesn’t speak a lot but he’s a really good person.”The Chelsea-Spurs game at Wembley will begin at 18:30 (CET).last_img read more

Angelici Boca Juniors wants the title without playing

first_imgBoca Juniors’ president Angelici, spoke to the press after Conmebol’s announcement to confirm that they don’t want to play it.After Conmebol announced that the Copa Libertadores final will be played outside Argentina on December 8 or 9, president Daniel Angelici announced that Boca Juniors doesn’t accept this resolution and they want to be given the title without playing.Their reasons are very simple, they believe that River Plate should receive a proper punishment just like they received it back in 2015 when Conmebol decided to punish them after a similar situation in La Bombonera Stadium.The idea is to take this case to court and demand for the title to be given to them, but there is still no confirmation on anything for the moment.Angelici spoke directly with the press right after the announcement from Conmebol was made, his intentions were clear from the start and it was evident that the players are the ones who pushed him to make this decision that will most likely spark a bigger war with River Plate that could severely damage the relationship between both clubs.Now that we know what Angelici’s position is, River Plate will clearly respond to it with rage because they want the match to take place.”No aceptamos jugar ningún partido”, sentenció Angelici ➡ https://t.co/utSu8WOBsx pic.twitter.com/CARjokfSuI— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) November 27, 2018“We came to Paraguay because we were summoned by Alejandro Dominguez to let us know that the executive committee while following Article 35, made the decision to play the match outside of Argentina,” said Angelici via Diario Ole.“Boca Juniors listened carefully to the president’s words and then told him that with the help of the Board of Directors, we have made the decision to present a case that disqualifies River Plate from the competition.”“We also told him that we will wait for the Sanction and Disciplinary Tribunal who are independent, to give us a ruling on our case. We have already enlarged the case with 46 more documents.”“All we got from Conmebol as a response from this, was that they would only deal with the match organization due to how limited their resources are. They will also wait for the decision from the discipline tribunal.”“The match is set to be played outside the country and under the conditions that they want. The established days are between December 8 and 9. However, we won’t accept to play any match until our demands are listened by the Tribunal.”“We believe that we have the required background and facts, that will rule in our favor and get the title without playing the match,” he added.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).We got a new date for the Copa Libertadores Final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.Where do you think it will be played? pic.twitter.com/gcGb4ejlrS— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) November 27, 2018“We honestly don’t have the spirit to play another final. We are going to wait for the ruling, and we will appeal it with Conmebol if we don’t like the end result,” he continued.“It’s just like the rule book says, we will use all our resources within Conmebol’s jurisdiction and we will also go to TAS if necessary. I have seen my players that night and on Sunday after they woke up.”“I saw all the images, I gathered all the information and I spoke to the Board of Directors. I am this club’s president, not the owner. Beyond any opinion I may or may not have on the matter, I have a legal obligation to meet the demands of the players and the affiliates.”“We believe that the club deserves what we are requesting, given the nature of the incidents that took place. If everybody acts within the confines of the law, we believe that there already is a background to meet Boca Juniors’ demands.”“Among other things, we are using our 2015 disqualifying as an argument for this case because we believe they are exactly the same. We wouldn’t have made this case if I didn’t think that we have the necessary elements to win it.”“This is not just about a stone that was thrown by a fan, there is no need for anyone to lose their eye over this, or to get their head wide open, or die in order to put an end to this. We know how the rules work, we know our rights,” he concluded.#TNTSports | ¡AHORA! Daniel Angelici habla tras la reunión con D´Onofrio y Domínguez: “No aceptamos jugar ningún partido”. pic.twitter.com/K3U8gQuSME— TNT Sports LA (@TNTSportsLA) November 27, 2018What do you think will end up happening between Boca Juniors and River Plate? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Redknapp insists January is a crucial month for Hassenhuttl

first_imgJamie Redknapp insists January is an important month for new Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl if he’s to keep the club in the Premier League.The former Saints midfielder believes Hassenhuttl must spend wisely when the transfer window reopens next month if the club are to avoid relegation.Redknapp said, as quoted by the Daily Echo:“The upcoming transfer window will be the most important for Southampton since their return to the Premier League.”“They have been a selling club in recent seasons, but now new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl must spend wisely to get them out of trouble.”“He should also give Charlie Austin a run in the side. They are in real need of more firepower.”Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“Only Manchester City and Chelsea have had more shots than Southampton, yet they have scored just 13 goals.”Hassenhuttl lost his first game in charge of Southampton to Cardiff but despite the result, Redknapp revealed the Saints players are already impressed by what they’ve seen from the former RB Leipzig boss.He added: “Their rivals are rallying, too. Cardiff — who beat them on Saturday — are starting to pick up points, Burnley got a vital win over Brighton and Huddersfield are improving.”“Southampton players I speak to say they have been impressed by Hasenhuttl since he has arrived, but he will be judged on whether the players he brings in can inspire a turnaround.”last_img read more

Emery looking forward to Liverpool test

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery says his side will test their progress when they face league leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.Liverpool moved six points clear at the top of the Premier League after their 4-0 victory against Newcastle United on Wednesday, while Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Brighton leaves them at fifth place and two points behind Chelsea.Arsenal’s form and performances have been inconsistent so far this season and Emery believes playing Liverpool will be a benchmark for measuring their progress.“It is a very big match for us and them. They are unbeaten this season and will be confident,” Emery told Sky Sports.“For us, it is a big challenge and a good test, of who we are and the difference between them and us.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“In the table it is clear but I also want to look on the pitch. We have had one test against them, at the Emirates, which we drew [1-1 in November].“We played a good match but I think in Liverpool it is going to be a different game to the one we played here.”last_img read more

NAVY veteran receives keys to a truck

first_imgNAVY veteran receives keys to a truck KUSI Newsroom, March 21, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 21, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A generous gift was given to a very deserving San Diego local today. Navy veteran Erick Dorsey received keys to a Toyota Tacoma.After nearly losing his eyesight due to his 20 plus years in the military, Dorsey is currently a full time student and relies on public transportation with his limited income.This gift is thanks to Caliber Collision and Allstate insurance, who volunteer their time to donate vehicles to people in need of transportation.Members from Allstate met with Dorsey at the Marriott on Harbor Drive earlier today to hand him the keys to his new car.Dorsey was nominated to receive a car by STEP, a San Diego-based nonprofit that supports military service members and their families. last_img read more

Two young men shot near memorial for teenager fatally shot in Linda

first_img June 14, 2019 Two young men shot near memorial for teenager fatally shot in Linda Vista area Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, AN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two young men were shot Friday morning outside a memorial for a teenager who was fatally shot in May in the Linda Vista area, police said.Dispatchers received a call shortly before 12:30 a.m. from a person who reported hearing the sound of gunfire in the 6500 block of Kelly Street, San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez said.Officers responded to the area and witnesses told them at least one victim was placed in a vehicle that fled the scene, Martinez said.Two shooting victims, a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, arrived at Sharp Memorial Hospital a short time later, the officer said.The older victim had a gunshot wound to his leg and the younger victim had two gunshot wounds to his buttocks and one to his leg, Martinez said, adding that the injuries to both victims were not believed to be life- threatening.At the scene, police found bullet casings near a memorial for 16-year- old Carlos Valdovinos, who was fatally shot near the intersection of Kelly and Tait streets on May 23rd.The circumstances leading up to the shooting were under investigation and no suspect descriptions were immediately available.Gang detectives were investigating the shooting. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Port of Vancouver to adopt budget talk taxes Tuesday

first_imgThe Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners is expected to adopt a final budget for 2011 on Tuesday. The board meets at 9:30 a.m. at the port’s administrative offices, 3103 Lower River Road. The public is invited to comment on the port’s spending priorities before any decisions are made.The proposed spending plan apportions roughly $58 million, down about 1.6 percent from 2010, to cover everything from rail and marine operations to information technology and environmental cleanup projects.The three-member Board of Commissioners is expected to discuss whether to forgo the 1 percent property-tax increase that the port is allowed to collect under state law. Doing so would cost the port roughly $100,000 and would save the average household about 76 cents. Though it may be a symbolically popular move, port staff have expressed concern about the proposal at a time when the organization is already running lean.In addition, finance director Maggie Smith has said that forgoing the tax increase could hamper the port’s capacity to obtain loans for port improvements and to use accumulated levy dollars as collateral for those loans.Also, the board is expected to discuss what level of funding to provide to the Columbia River Economic Development Council. Commissioners have said they would like to reconsider how much the port contributes to the region’s economic development agency.last_img read more

Council to review policy on fireworks

first_imgAs the last fuses fizzle for this Fourth of July fireworks season, the tensions over their use remain explosive.Initial reports from local law enforcement show that fires and injuries related to fireworks were fairly minimal this year, with only one reported structure fire — caused by smoking fireworks put in a paper bag next to a home. But Vancouver city councilors said they’ve received enough distressed emails and calls from citizens to warrant a review of their policy.At least one councilor, Pat Campbell, favors a ban on all personal firework use, while others say they simply want to see if there’s anything that can be tweaked to make things safer. Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes will give the council an early report on this year’s fireworks-related calls to police and fire on Monday; a workshop will also be held this fall.“I’m sure that council will have a lot of input, given the number of emails we’ve received and even conversations we’ve had walking down Main Street,” Mayor Tim Leavitt said Thursday. “We’ll go from there, see what council’s pleasure is.”The city council has tightened its regulations on fireworks three times in the last decade, said Jan Bader, Vancouver’s program and policy manager. First, it voted to eliminate legal use of fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Next, it made using fireworks on July 5 illegal. In 2008, it cut the legal use days to four, an ordinance that went into effect last year.Clark County commissioners have made it clear they have no desire to tighten their laws on legal fireworks, and declined to shorten their legal use dates when the city did so in 2008. They repeated that sentiment this year.last_img read more

Washougal update Case ruled a murdersuicide suspect dead

first_imgDeputies said Saturday the Washougal house fire and gunfire-filled standoff has been ruled a murder-suicide and that homeowner and suspect Steven Stanbary is believed dead.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office issued a release saying the heavily burned remains of at least two people have not been positively identified, but it’s believed Stanbary is one of them.“Based upon the totality of information known to detectives at this time, investigators believe strongly that Steve Stanbary is the suspect and this his remains have likely been recovered,” the press release said.Investigators believe Stanbury is dead because of circumstantial evidence and identifying items found close to the body. Physical evidence and video also show that Stanbary was found in one portion of the residence, while other remains were found on the opposite side of the house, said Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Allais.Stanbary’s wife, Leona Bolton Stanbary, and her twin sister, Mona Daugherty, also lived at the home at 3275 F Place. Family members have said on Facebook that all three are presumed dead.last_img read more

Possible freezing rain high winds in weekend forecast

first_imgClark County may not be struggling beneath a thick coat of ice and snow like the Puget Sound area, but a strong system has still soaked the region this week with more than 3 inches of rain, as well as high wind and freezing rain advisories for the weekend.The good news: The heaviest rainfall is out of the way. The bad news: Overall, it will be rain, rain and more rain next week. Welcome to late January. “You’ll see pretty steady rainfall, but not as potent,” said Liana Ramirez, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Portland. “It’s going to be consistent rain, but it’s going to be a lot lighter.”As of Friday afternoon, 3.4 inches of rain had fallen at Vancouver’s Pearson Airport over the past three days. While the weather service issued a flood watch for Clark County, there were no known areas of river flooding in the region, save for some streets and streams. The Columbia River was at about 11 feet, below the 16-foot flooding stage.Other parts of the state attempted to rebound from heavy snow. Rail service remained closed between Portland and Seattle on Friday, as crews worked to clear some 200 trees that had fallen on or near the tracks this week, said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas. Freight access was expected to resume Friday evening, he said, with Amtrak passenger rail service getting back on line Saturday.last_img read more

UPDATE Driver charged with DUI in Washougal River Road wreck

first_imgA 65-year-old Washougal man was charged with DUI Friday evening after a single-vehicle wreck on Washougal River Road that left hundreds without power, authorities said.Harlee Horrell was traveling nortbound in a 1982 Ford F-250 truck around 5:15 p.m. when he left the road and struck a telephone pole near the 800 block of Washougal River Road, said Sgt. Bill Roberts with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The wreck severed a utility pole and knocked down power lines across both lanes.Police detoured traffic for more than two hours while cleanup occurred. Clark Public Utilities’ web site reported 371 homes were without power due to the wreck.Horrell, who was the truck’s lone occupant, escaped the wreck uninjured. Witnesses told police the driver appeared intoxicated, Roberts said. Horrell took a Breathalyzer test, but Roberts did not immediately know what his blood alcohol content was.Traffic detoured at Blair Road on the west and Vernon Road on the east until around 8 p.m., officials said.last_img read more

2car crash in rush hour tangles Mill Plain traffic

first_imgA two-car collision Wednesday evening during rush hour blocked all three westbound lanes on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard at 117th Avenue, authorities said. Vancouver police responded to what was reported as a head-on collision at 5:13 p.m., according to emergency radio traffic monitored by The Columbian. At least one person was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, said Officer Ilia Botvinnik with the Vancouver Police Department. Westbound traffic was diverted to 124th Avenue while emergency crews worked at the scene, according to emergency radio traffic. A Chihuahua in one of the vehicles was uninjured and returned to its owner. Both cars in the crash were towed from the scene. Names of the drivers were not released.last_img read more

Boy Scout Bart leads rescue of wayward ducklings

first_img Vancouver City Councilor Bart Hansen does plenty of community service. He plants trees and removes ivy. He risks public humiliation for a good cause, dressing as Braveheart for a benefit for The Children’s Center and signing on for this fall’s “Dancing with the Local Stars” to raise money for the Fort Vancouver National TrustHis earnestness has earned him the nickname “Boy Scout Bart,” in the All Politics is Local blog.On Thursday, Boy Scout Bart outdid himself, helping save 10 ducklings after mama duck was hit by a motorist on state Highway 14. And mama duck survived.All together now: Awwww.Hansen, 38, was westbound near the Grand Central shopping complex about 3:30 p.m. Thursday when he spotted the ducks in the right lane. He pulled his minivan to the shoulder of the highway and turned on his hazard lights. The mama waddled into the next lane and was clipped by a motorist.“She was just kind of dazed,” Hansen recalled Friday. A C-Tran bus, driven by Doni Christina, had followed Hansen’s lead and stopped, blocking the right lane to protect the ducklings until they were moved off the highway. An off-duty C-Tran supervisor, Helen Scott, stopped as well, Hansen said, as did another motorist.After the ducklings were moved off the highway, Scott and her niece placed them in the back of Hansen’s minivan. Meanwhile, Hansen and others tried to catch the mama duck. A Washington State Patrol trooper arrived to help, as did David Hughes, an officer with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Bart Hansenlast_img read more

Blazers beat Nets for 7th consecutive win

first_imgNEW YORK — LaMarcus Aldridge was stunned, suddenly finding himself matched against a version of Kevin Garnett that hadn’t been seen yet in Brooklyn.“I think he had one of those flashbacks to when he was in Minnesota and I was coming in as a rookie,” Aldridge said.Just as quickly, the old Garnett reverted to just old, and the young Portland Trail Blazers ran right by the Brooklyn Nets.Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and Portland shot 54 percent in a 108-98 victory Monday night that extended its winning streak to seven.“This team is good. Guys can get going,” Aldridge said.Damian Lillard finished with 19 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers withstood the Nets’ blistering start to win seven in a row in the same season for the first time since a 13-game run in December 2007.Portland (9-2) is just a half-game behind San Antonio and Indiana for the NBA’s best record. The Blazers will try to complete a perfect 4-0 road trip Wednesday at Milwaukee.Meanwhile, the Nets (3-7) remain one of the NBA’s biggest disappointments, shooting 9 of 41 (22 percent) in the second half. Garnett made all six shots in Brooklyn’s 40-point first period, then went 2 for 13 from there to finish with a season-high 16 points.last_img read more