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  1. Reported high angle rescue on Bilgers Rock Rd. off Rt.219 at Bilger's Rocks.- Bloom Twp. Time 5:09 PM. St.30, 8 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area.
  2. Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's shutdown is imminent by MARC LEVY, The Associated Press Thursday, September 19th 2019 AA Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity around noon Friday, following through on a decision the Chicago-based energy giant made in May after it became clear that it would not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania. (AP photo) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The shutdown of Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, is imminent. Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity around noon Friday, following through on a decision the Chicago-based energy giant made in May after it became clear that it would not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania. Three Mile Island's Unit 1 opened in 1974 and is licensed to operate through 2034. But Exelon has complained that the plant is losing money in competitive electricity markets. Three Mile Island also faces particularly difficult economics because the 1979 accident left it with just one reactor. Decommissioning it could take decades. No nuclear plant that was proposed after the accident has been successfully completed and put into operation in the United States. https://wjactv.com/news/local/three-mile-island-nuclear-power-plants-shutdown-is-imminent
  3. Details of Incident That Sparked Lengthy Police Situation Released September 19, 2019 12:30 am· Author: Aly Delp CLARION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Details have been released on an incident that sparked a lengthy police situation in Clarion County, resulting in multiple school cancellations and the closure of U.S. Route 322. (Photos by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography) Court documents indicate the Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charged against 29-year-old James Ledos Cunningham, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. According to a criminal complaint, on Tuesday, September 17, Clarion-based State Police received a call from a known individual who stated she received multiple concerning text messages from her sister. In the messages, her sister said she was with her boyfriend, James Cunningham, and he was going to kill himself. The individual was concerned for her sister’s safety and indicated her sister needed immediate police assistance. According to the complaint, it was reported that Cunningham and a known female were in a white Subaru Legacy on Old U.S. 322 in Clarion Township, near Piney Dam, which leads to a boat launch and parking lot for access to the Clarion River. The individual reported the woman pinned the location on her phone and forwarded it. It was also reported that Cunningham was refusing to admit himself into the Clarion Psychiatric Center. While speaking with the individual, Trooper Reilly received a call from Trooper Owen of the Franklin-based State Police. Trooper Owen related that Cunningham’s mother was currently reporting that her revolver was stolen by Cunningham. The handgun was described as a silver and pink .38 revolver. The complaint notes that further investigation revealed that Cunningham was entered into the NCIC as a wanted person for failure to appear on misdemeanor charges filed in Venango County. Trooper Reilly was then contacted by the known individual again, and the individual related the known female sent a text message confirming that Cunningham had a gun. Troopers were then dispatched to the scene along Old U.S. 322. Troopers on-scene requested that Trooper Reilly contact the known female and have her leave Cunningham if she could, or attempt to have Cunningham speak to them. The female indicated that Cunningham refused to talk to anyone but her, and when asked if she could drive away, she stated that if she left, Cunningham would kill himself. According to the complaint, while speaking to the known female in the vehicle, Cunningham became agitated and walked away from the vehicle. The woman related that Cunningham was currently by the river and “had the gun out.” Trooper Reilly then told the woman if she was able to walk away, she needed to walk to the troopers at the scene. The woman then started walking and said that Cunningham began following her with the gun. The woman was able to make contact with troopers at the scene. While walking to the troopers, the woman related that Cunningham was supposed to go to the Clarion Psychiatric Center around 3:00 p.m. and that they “had an open bed for him and were expecting him.” She also verified that Cunningham was in possession of a handgun. According to the complaint, at that point, Cunningham did not make contact with the troopers and his location was unknown. Around 9:07 p.m., notifications were made requesting SERT Special Emergency Response Team and a Pennsylvania State Police Aviation Unit to respond to the scene to help in locating Cunningham. Trooper Bauer was contacted at 9:11 p.m. and requested an emergency mental health examination for the suspect. Contact was made with Clarion County Crisis at 9:50 p.m., a mobile crisis worker reported to the Clarion-based State Police barracks at 10:40 p.m., and an involuntary 302 warrant was approved. Troopers were able to secure the white Subaru on Old U.S. 322 on Wednesday, September 18, and a black 9mm handgun, registered to the known woman, was located inside the vehicle. The woman said that Cunningham remained in possession of the snub-nosed .38 revolver he had stolen from his mother. The situation came to an end when Cunningham was finally taken into custody around 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18. The incident resulted in the closure of U.S. Route 322 between Shippenville in Clarion for nearly 12 hours. Cunningham was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn at 3:15 p.m. on September 18, on the following charges: – Possession Of Firearm Prohibited – Receiving Stolen Property, Felony 2 – Flight To Avoid Apprehension/Trial/Punishment, Felony 3 – Firearms Not To Be Carried Without License, Felony 3 Unable to post $150,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, with Judge Quinn presiding.
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  5. New York Published 7 hours ago Suspect, 18, held in murder of New York teen who was fatally stabbed while students recorded attack: cops By Danielle Wallace | Fox News close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 19 Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 19 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com An 18-year-old man from New York's Long Island was arrested Wednesday and charged in the murder of a 16-year-old student who was stabbed outside a pizza shop earlier this week. Police charged Tyler Flach of Lido Beach, N.Y., with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Khaseen Morris. Flach will be arraigned on Thursday morning, Nassau County police officials said. LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECORDED ATTACK INSTEAD OF HELPING STABBED TEEN WHO LATER DIED, COPS SAY Khaseen Morris, 16, was fatally stabbed while dozens of teens stood around and watched, police say. Morris was stabbed once in the chest during an after-school fight Monday near Oceanside High School. Flach was allegedly one of about eight from a nearby high school. The fight may have been in retaliation for Morris spending time with one of their ex-girlfriends. Police said between 50 and 70 teens watched the bloody brawl, at least some of them recording the fight on their cell phones, all while failing to do anything to defend Morris from his attackers. Morris was rushed to a hospital where he died, Newsday reported. “Kids stood there and didn’t help Khaseen,” Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Police Department said at a news conference Tuesday. “They videoed his death instead of helping him.” Also Wednesday, Nassau County police assigned extra officers to Oceanside High School in response to a threat made against the school. Hundreds attended candlelight vigils Tuesday and Wednesday evening held in the parking lot where the fatal brawl took place, Newsday reported. A second teenager was hospitalized with a broken arm and swelling to his head after Monday’s fight https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-suspect-arrest-charged-murder-teen-stabbed-while-students-recorded-assault-tyler-flach-khaseen-morris
  6. : Home » News Local News Reynoldsville Man Facing Felony Charges for Theft of Trailer, Chop Shop Activity September 19, 2019 12:30 am· Author: Aly Delp REYNOLDSVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A Reynoldsville man is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing a trailer, removing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and using it as an addition to his garage. Court documents indicate the Cranberry Township Police Department filed the following criminal charges against 29-year-old Daniel Dakota Drexler, of Reynoldsville: – Owning, Operating or Conducting a Chop Shop, Felony 2 – Alteration or Destruction of Vehicle Identification Number, Felony 3 – Disposition of Vehicle or Vehicle Part With Altered Vehicle Identification Number, Felony 3 – Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Felony 3 – Receiving Stolen Property, Felony 3 – Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1 – Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 1 The charges stem from an investigation initiated in October 2018. According to a criminal complaint, in October 2018, Master Trooper Pisarchick spoke with a known man who related that Daniel Drexler was in possession of a covered cargo trailer that was stolen from a construction company in the DuBois area. The man reported Drexler wanted to remove the wheels and axles to place them on another trailer and said he helped Drexler place vinyl siding on the trailer, as Drexler planned to place it along his garage as an addition. The man went on to report that after the trailer was sided, he helped Drexler back it into a spot along his garage on Brown Street and noted that Drexler removed the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), the axles and wheels, and the tongue of the trailer. Once it was in place, Drexler allegedly extended metal roofing on the trailer from the garage and placed insulation in the gap between the trailer and building to make it look like it was attached. the man stated there were aluminum ladders with the trailer that Drexler did not want because they either had the construction company name or the owner’s name on them. He reported that Drexler threw them in the woods somewhere outside of Reynoldsville “so he wouldn’t get caught with them.” Master Trooper Pisarchick then spoke with Sgt. Murray of the Reynoldsville Police Department who reported that the DuBois-based State Police investigated the discovery of the ladders on a gas well road off of Saxon Hill Road in Winslow Township, Jefferson County. A report from the DuBois-based State Police indicated an aluminum ladder and two aluminum picks were found on April 23, 2017, at a gas well location off of Saxon Hill Road in Winslow Township, Jefferson County. The items were determined to belong to a Luthersburg man who had also reported that his 2008 Carmate trailer was stolen from a construction site on Coal Hill Road in Brady Township, Clearfield County, and the ladder and picks were with the trailer when it was stolen, along with other tools. On October 22, 2018, Master Trooper Pisarchick obtained a search warrant authorizing a search of Drexler’s residence on Brown Street. Members of the Pennsylvania State Police Western Regional Auto Theft Task Force executed the warrant with the assistance of Reynoldsville Police Department and members of the DuBois-based State Police. According to the complaint, during the search, investigators determined the property was being used as a chop shop. The complaint notes that on the rear side of the property, along Kline Alley, is a detached garage which had what appeared to be a small addition on the side facing Brown Street. The addition was the same size as the stolen trailer and was sided in a newer tan vinyl siding. Trooper Pisarchick noticed the gap between the garage and this “addition” was filled with what appeared to be fiberglass insulation. Upon entry from the detached garage through a doorway to the “addition,” investigators found it evident that the “addition” was a cargo trailer that was sided and attached to the garage. Portions of the siding were then removed, which the complaint says confirmed it was a separate cargo trailer, identified as a 2008 CarMate contractor trailer which had its VIN “obliterated and removed.” It was later identified, by a secondary means, as being the trailer that was reported stolen to the DuBois-based State Police. The complaint notes a stolen plasma cutter and a chainsaw that was reported stole were also identified and recovered. On April 4, 2019, Drexler consented to an interview which was conducted at the DuBois-based State Police barracks. According to the complaint, after being advised of his Miranda Warnings, Drexler related the following: “I found the trailer sitting along the road and took it. I hauled it home and (known man) helped me cut the tongue off and get it ready. I eventually put it on the garage as an addition. I also found the chainsaw along the road and brought it home to keep. I never tried to find the owner of the trailer or chainsaw. As for the plasma cutter, (second known man) brought that to my house. (second known man) said he had to show me what he got from his old boss. He took me into the garage and showed me the plasma cutter and said now we can cut stuff up easier. I knew he stole it off of (third known man) who he used to work for. After (second known man) left, I kept the plasma cutter.” Drexler was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock on Monday, September 2. Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail (10%), he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail. He was released on Tuesday, September 3, on a surety posted by a professional bondsman. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, with Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana presiding. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/reynoldsville-man-facing-felony-charges-for-theft-of-trailer-chop-shop-activity/
  7. INFECTIOUS DISEASE Published 18 hours ago Rhode Island girl, 6, nearly dies after contracting rare mosquito-borne EEE virus: 'We could have lost her' By Madeline Farber | Fox News close How to keep mosquitoes away this summer Hot and humid weather brings out those pesky mosquitoes. Here are a few simple tips to live a mosquito-free summer. A young Rhode Island girl narrowly escaped death after contracting the rare and potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, her family says. Late last month, 6-year-old Star Jackman, of Coventry, came home from her second day of school complaining of a headache. Her symptoms worsened over the next few days; Star developed a fever and began to vomit. On Sept. 1, her parents, Reginald and Jessica Jackman, took the young girl to a local clinic. Roughly half an hour later, the little girl was in an ambulance on the way to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. RHODE ISLAND SEES FIRST EEE DEATH SINCE 2007, OFFICIALS SAY “It escalated that fast,” Reginald told the Providence Journal. Doctors were unable to pin down exactly what was ailing Star, whose heart-rate plummeted at one point, reported Patch. The normally vibrant girl was so weak that she had trouble lifting her head. Star’s EEE diagnosed was confirmed Sept. 10, more than a week after she was rushed to the hospital. She was cleared to go home around the same time. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management later confirmed two additional cases of EEE in the state — one in a child younger than 10 and another in a person in their 50s. There have been three confirmed EEE cases in Rhode Island to date, which includes a resident who died after contracting the virus. "We could have lost her," Reginald told Patch. "We got lucky." Though the young girl is on the mend, her battle with EEE is not entirely over. The virus affected her motor skills and memory. At one point, while still in the hospital, Star had trouble recognizing her parents and confused her family members' names, her parents told the Journal. Her memory has improved since, however. Video Star also has issues with muscle memory. Walking — once easy for the young girl who loves to dance and sing — is now difficult. Her pace is unsteady and she wobbles. She occasionally suffers from seizures and becomes fatigued easily. The young girl is now working with both occupational and physical therapists, Reginald told Patch. "It could last a few days, a month or the rest of her life. We just don't know," he said of her recovery timeline. The family has received a lot of support from their local community and from Star’s elementary school, which provided a tutor so she doesn’t fall too far behind. Reginald told Patch he’s not sure when or where his daughter, who has not yet returned to school, was bitten by the infected mosquito. “We always use bug spray,” he said. “But it still happened.” Neither Reginald nor Jessica Jackman responded to Fox News' request for additional comment on Wednesday. EEE “is one of a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that can cause inflammation of the brain (encephalitis),” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus is more common in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, though the Great Lakes area has also seen cases. Symptoms of EEE usually appear four to 10 days after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito. Severe cases of the virus “begin with the sudden onset of headache, high fever, chills, and vomiting,” says the CDC, which notes, “the illness may then progress into disorientation, seizures, and coma.” DEADLY MOSQUITO-BORNE EEE VIRUS OUTBREAK IN MASSACHUSETTS MAY BE CAUSED BY THIS, EPIDEMIOLOGIST SAYS One-third of those infected with EEE virus die; survivors typically have “mild to severe brain damage.” There’s no specific treatment for the infection. Other than Rhode Island, cases of EEE have also been reported in states such as Michigan, Massachusetts and, most recently, Connecticut. Massachusetts has seen eight EEE cases this year. On average, five to 10 cases of EEE are reported each year, the CDC says. SEE VIDEOS ; https://www.foxnews.com/health/rhode-island-girl-eee-virus
  8. Health Published 12 hours ago Last Update 10 hours ago Michigan man went from ‘perfectly healthy to brain dead’ in 9 days after contracting rare mosquito-borne disease, report says By Talia Kaplan | Fox News close Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 18 Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 18 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A man from Michigan went from “perfectly healthy to brain dead” in nine days after contracting a rare-mosquito-borne disease, according to a local report. Gregg McChesney, 64, died last month after a “nine-day illness,” according to his obituary. McChesney, of Kalamazoo County, reportedly died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The disease is sometimes called Triple E, or sleeping sickness. MICHIGAN WOMAN BLAMES EEE FOR FATHER'S DEATH, COULD MARK FOURTH IN US FROM RARE MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUS “Late July, he was here at the farm helping me put docks in at the pond,” WOOD-TV reported McChesney's brother Mark as saying on Tuesday. “He was perfectly healthy, happy human being and within a matter of nine days he went from perfectly healthy to brain dead.” He told the station that his brother had a seizure and “next thing you know, he’s in the ER and he just never came out of it.” RHODE ISLAND SEES FIRST EEE DEATH SINCE 2007, OFFICIALS SAY Several days after Gregg McChesney had died, doctors reportedly confirmed that he had the mosquito-borne illness EEE. “Right off the bat, we were like: ‘How could this happen? What did happen?'” Mark McChesney reportedly said. “We just didn’t know and the doctors were just doing everything they could to try to say it was this or that, and they just couldn’t figure it out.” The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) tweeted on Tuesday that four additional cases of EEE have been confirmed in southwest Michigan, including two that were fatal. “The mosquito-borne disease remains a threat that has now resulted in seven confirmed human cases of EEE in Michigan with onset dates in July,” the department said in a news release. MASSACHUSETTS GIRL, 5, CONTRACTS DEADLY EEE VIRUS, IN CRITICAL CONDITION: REPORT “Michigan is currently experiencing its worst Eastern equine encephalitis outbreak in more than a decade,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “The ongoing cases reported in humans and animals and the severity of this disease illustrate the importance of taking precautions against mosquito bites.” EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the country, with a 33 percent fatality rate in people who contract it, the news release said. Symptoms include a sudden fever, chills and body and joint aches, which can progress to severe inflammation of the brain, resulting in headaches, disorientation, tremors, seizures and paralysis. In some cases permanent brain damage, coma and death are the tragic outcome, according to MDHHS. Nine cases of EEE in horses had been confirmed as well and all the animals have died, the health department said. McChesney is survived by his wife, son and two grandchildren. Officials in Rhode Island have confirmed three human cases of EEE this season. The state health and environmental management departments said Tuesday that two people, a child younger than 10 years old from Coventry and an adult over 50 from Charlestown, have been discharged from the hospital and are recovering. A West Warwick resident died last week. Communities at critical risk in Rhode Island were aerially sprayed with pesticide last week. In neighboring Massachusetts, officials confirmed the state’s eighth human case of the virus on Friday, one of which was fatal. SEE REPORT, TWEETS ; https://www.foxnews.com/health/michigan-man-went-from-perfectly-healthy-to-brain-dead-in-9-days-after-contracting-rare-mosquito-borne-illness-report-says
  9. 14 Rude Driving Habits You Need to Stop ASAP Morgan Cutolo 5 hrs ago Slide 1 of 14: Tailgating not only distracts the driver in front of you, but it can also blind them if your headlights are on. They feel pressure to drive faster and could potentially get angry leading to a road rage incident. “It's not just a rude habit, it's a dangerous habit,” says Leslie Kasperowicz, Managing Editor at AutoInsurance.org. “Rear-end collisions are the most common type of collision, making up nearly 30 percent of all accidents. Those accidents cause injuries and even fatalities - thousands of fatalities each year.” Brush up on these driving etiquette rules you've probably forgotten since drivers ed. Previous Slide Full screen 1/14 SLIDES © riekephotos/Shutterstock Tailgating Tailgating not only distracts the driver in front of you, but it can also blind them if your headlights are on. They feel pressure to drive faster and could potentially get angry leading to a road rage incident. “It's not just a rude habit, it's a dangerous habit,” says Leslie Kasperowicz, Managing Editor at AutoInsurance.org. “Rear-end collisions are the most common type of collision, making up nearly 30 percent of all accidents. Those accidents cause injuries and even fatalities - thousands of fatalities each year.” Brush up on these driving etiquette rules you've probably forgotten since drivers ed. SEE SLIDES ; http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/ownership/14-rude-driving-habits-you-need-to-stop-asap/ss-AAHg6OA?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCDHP
  10. Living in area where we have a lot of Amish I have seen young Amish riding around with boom box. Have watched Amish buggies racing each other down the road. Have saw them riding around in what I call a sports car (Sulky)
  11. Ohio deputies pull over Amish buggy with stereo system inside By Morgan Phillips | Fox News close Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 17 Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 17 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Police in Ohio had a curious encounter with two Amish men over the weekend, pulling over their buggy to discover it had been rigged with a massive stereo system. Deputies stopped the buggy around 1 a.m. Sunday and found a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra on top of the vehicle with several open bottles inside, according to WKBN. The men-- who come from a community which largely shuns alcohol and modern technology-- bailed out of the buggy so fast that the horse continued pulling the empty coach down the road. "I`ve never operated an Amish buggy with a horse, but I`m told that the horse will know the way home regardless of [whether] the operator is awake or even in the buggy, and that horse went a little further down the road and onto an oil/gas well road and stopped," Trumbull County Chief Deputy Joe Dragovich told Fox 8 Deputies then towed the buggy and found someone to take care of the horse until the owners come forward. In a rite of passage known as Rumspringa, young members of the Amish community are allowed to experiment with the influences of the outside world, but DUI laws still apply. "Unfortunately, they`re not licensed as far as the buggy goes, but it is a vehicle, it`s on the roadway and the OVI laws do apply. You`re not allowed to drink and drive or operate a buggy," Dragovich said. Once authorities identify the two men, they could be charged with failure to comply with the deputy's commands. “Maybe there`s just that fear of the consequences and that would be a reality check for them, that there are consequences, but I encourage them to come forward and get their buggy and horse," said Dragovich. The Amish are a Christian community known for simple living and plain dress. As of this year, there are about 336,235 Amish living in the U.S. Around 76,000 of which live in Ohio, according to Amish studies organization The Young Center. Only Pennsylvania has a larger Amish population. SEE VIDEO REPORT, TWEET ; https://www.foxnews.com/us/deputies-pull-over-buggy-as-two-amish-men-drink-beer-at-the-reigns-find-it-rigged-with-stereo-system
  12. 'They Videoed His Death': After a Brawl, Teenagers Gawked as a Boy Lay Dying Sarah Maslin Nir and Arielle Dollinger 16 hrs ago Police Urging Witnesses Come Forward After 16-Year-Old Stabbed To Death In Parking Lot Brawl CBS New York Video by CBS New York A wild after-school brawl erupted on Monday outside a Long Island strip mall, and when it was over, a 16-year-old student was gravely wounded with a stab wound to his chest. But most of the 50 or so teenagers in Oceanside, N.Y., who either took part in the fight or witnessed it made no attempt to defend him. In fact, some stood by recording the fight and his suffering on their cellphones, the police said. The victim, Khaseen Morris, died at the hospital. “Kids stood there and didn’t help Khaseen,” Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Police Department said in a news conference on Tuesday. “They videoed his death instead of helping him.” The fracas started at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday and was precipitated by a dispute over a girl, and whom she was dating, according to the detective. The teenagers were all from around the neighborhood, he said, and had gathered at the strip mall on Brower Avenue, a popular hangout where the confrontation was supposed to occur. Khaseen was aware of the dispute, and that other boys were coming to the strip mall, Detective Lt. Fitzpatrick said. Witnesses at the mall said a car drove up, then a group of boys emerged and rushed Khaseen and his friends. Video footage shows Khaseen collapsing to the ground, as teenagers around him film his fall but do not come to his aid, the police said. The police arrived at about 4 p.m., after a 911 call. Khaseen was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died of his wounds overnight, according to information provided by the police. One other boy sustained a fractured arm, and others had minor injuries. The girl was not present at the fight, Detective Lt. Fitzpatrick said. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncOn social media, Khaseen, whom friends called Kha, is seen in photos posing with friends, smiling, pulling faces, his short cropped dreadlocks worn in a rakish style, one half of his head dyed a rusty red color. He described himself as a devotee of anime and love. “Speak the truth even if your voice shakes,” Khaseen wrote. His family moved to Oceanside this summer from Freeport, a neighboring town on the South Shore of Long Island. There, Khaseen saw the promise of a fresh start at a school where he could fully express himself through fashion and art, said his sister, Kedeemah Morris, 22. He was a free-spirited skateboarder who wore his dreadlocks colorfully: half orange, half black, Ms. Morris said in an interview on Tuesday, adding that he loved to draw and that he had planned to study photography. The siblings got the same tattoo, she said, in memory of their favorite musicians, Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, both of whom sported bicolored hair. Ms. Morris said she and her brother were so similar that she called him her “twin” despite their six-year age difference. “He danced, he was very funny,” she said. “He was very sweet.” On Sunday, she said, a 10th-grade girl asked her brother to walk her home and he obliged. Ms. Morris said she believed that the girl had been trying to make her ex-boyfriend jealous. It appears to have worked. Before Khaseen left for school on Monday, he told his family that he had received a threat from the girl’s ex-boyfriend, Ms. Morris said. “My brother, he shrugged stuff like that off,” she said. “He told the boy he didn’t want his girlfriend, it was nothing like that, he just walked her home. The boy said he didn’t care.” Ms. Morris said she thought that Khaseen’s walking the girl home had prompted the fight. “Him being so nice, that one good deed that he did got him killed,” she said. The high school on Tuesday had grief counselors at the ready to help students cope with the loss. “This is a terrible loss for Khaseen’s family and friends and a traumatic event for our whole community,” Phyllis S. Harrington, the superintendent of the Oceanside Union Free School District, said in a statement. “The way we are going to get through this is by pulling together.” The police have identified at least seven boys involved in the fray via the videos circulating online, and are working to determine the identities of several more, Detective Lt. Fitzpatrick said. No arrests had been made, and the attack was not linked to any gang activity, the detective added. He urged witnesses to tell the police what they had seen. “When I have you in handcuffs is not the time” to come forward, he said. “I don’t know what to make of it, my generation versus this generation,” he continued. “This can’t go on. Your friends are dying while you stand there and video it? That’s egregious.” SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/they-videoed-his-death-after-a-brawl-teenagers-gawked-as-a-boy-lay-dying/ar-AAHrauw
  13. What is EEE, Eastern equine encephalitis? Mosquito-borne disease death toll rises Officials are urging some communities to cancel outdoor events after dusk, particularly activities that involve children. Anyone in an area where the virus is circulating can get infected, though people who work or exercise outdoors, or live in wooded areas face the highest risk.AFP - Getty Images Sept. 18, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT / Source: TODAY By A. Pawlowski Michigan is reporting four new human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, which health officials are calling "one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases" in the U.S. Two of those patients have died, bringing this season's EEE death toll in the state to three. One of the victims was Gregg McChesney, 64, who died last month, his brother told NBC affiliate WOOD TV. "He was perfectly healthy, happy human being and within a matter of nine days he went from perfectly healthy to brain dead," Mark McChesney told the station. With one fatality also reported in Rhode Island and one in Massachusetts, the national death toll has risen to at least five. "Michigan is currently experiencing its worst Eastern Equine Encephalitis outbreak in more than a decade," said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in a statement Tuesday. "The ongoing cases reported in humans and animals and the severity of this disease illustrate the importance of taking precautions against mosquito bites." Video Will Begin In... 3 Deadly mosquito-borne disease spreads, linked to at least three deaths Sept. 9, 201901:07 The health department is urging officials in the eight Michigan counties that have reported human or animal cases — Barry, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Berrien, St. Joseph, Genesee and Lapeer — to postpone or cancel outdoor events after dusk, particularly activities that involve children, such as sports practices or games. The recommendation is being made “out of an abundance of caution” and applies until the first hard frost of the year, the health department said. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health last week echoed that message, urging the public to stay indoors from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Only seven human cases of EEE are reported each year in the U.S. on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just six were reported in all of 2018. But at least 19 human cases have already been confirmed so far this season in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan and Rhode Island. Why it's so deadly: The virus — which is more virulent than West Nile — can cause inflammation of the brain that leads to death in about one-third of cases. People who do survive are often left with brain damage. The highest chance of infection in humans is typically August, though the peak time for transmission extends through September, officials have said. Most infections happen in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, and some in the Great Lakes region, according to the CDC. Aerial mosquito spraying began last month in some of the communities at high risk for EEE. “It’s concerning from a public health point of view, no question about it,” Joe Conlon, a retired U.S. Navy entomologist and spokesman for the American Mosquito Control Association, told TODAY. “(But) it’s not a very wide-spread disease, thank goodness… it’s not common like West Nile virus.” Video Will Begin In... 3 Tick and mosquito diseases have tripled, CDC warns May 2, 201801:20 The virus grows in birds that live in swamps. When a mosquito that feeds on both birds and mammals bites an infected bird, it can then transmit the virus to horses and other animals and, in rare cases, people. Anyone in an area where the virus is circulating can get infected, though people who work or exercise outdoors, or live in wooded areas face the highest risk. What are EEE symptoms? Symptoms start four to 10 days after a person is bitten and include: headache high fever chills vomiting As the disease progresses, the patient can suffer from disorientation, seizures and coma. There is no specific treatment. “They give you palliative care and you either get better or you die,” Conlon said. How to reduce the chance of getting infected with EEE: There is no vaccine, so preventing mosquito bites is key. Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, when the mosquitoes that transmit the virus are active, Conlon said. Use a mosquito repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors. Get rid of anything in your yard that holds water, because mosquitoes need water to breed. Video Will Begin In... 3 Mom sounds alarm after son's mosquito bite causes seizure, sends him to the hospital Aug. 13, 201802:01 Climate change to blame? As humans move closer to and deeper into hardwood forests, they’re increasing their risk, Conlon noted. Climate change plus human travel and migration may also play a role in mosquito-borne diseases, potentially exposing half of world’s population to disease-spreading mosquitoes by 2050, an analysis published in Nature Microbiology in March found. But other studies have found the ban on the insecticide DDT, rather than a warming climate, may be responsible for mosquitoes thriving in the U.S. It appears many factors are at play. “If the climate change that’s occurring is producing higher temperatures and more rainfall, that’s going to abet this type of disease transmission,” Conlon noted. “In addition, the world is getting smaller. Tourism and travel is getting a lot cheaper, a lot more widespread. We’re putting travelers in contact with these exotic diseases that are a seven-hour plane flight away. They’re bringing these diseases in some cases back to the U.S.” SEE VIDEOS ; https://www.today.com/health/what-eee-eastern-equine-encephalitis-mosquito-borne-disease-death-toll-t162792
  14. New York Giants bench Eli Manning, name Daniel Jones starting quarterback The team announced on Tuesday morning that Jones will make his first NFL start this weekend. New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning, left, and Daniel Jones warm up in Foxborough, Mass., on Aug. 29, 2019.Elise Amendola / AP file Sept. 17, 2019, 10:50 AM EDT By Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning's long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants' starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is replacing two-time Super Bowl MVP as the Giants' quarterback, beginning Sunday at Tampa Bay. The move comes less than 24 hours after Shurmur refused to say Manning would remain the starter following two straight losses, the sixth time in seven years New York has gotten off to a 0-2 start. The 38-year-old Manning has been the Giants' starter since replacing Kurt Warner after nine games in the 2004 season, the year Manning was traded to New York by San Diego after it took him with the No. 1 overall pick. Manning led the Giants to Super Bowl titles following the 2007 and '11 seasons, beating Tom Brady and the Patriots both times. "Eli and I spoke this morning," Shurmur said. "I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter. I also talked to Daniel. Eli was obviously disappointed, as you would expect, but he said he would be what he has always been, a good teammate, and continue to prepare to help this team win games. Daniel understands the challenge at hand, and he will be ready to play on Sunday." In two games, Manning completed 56 of 89 passes for 556 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 78.7. But the Giants have scored only four touchdowns, despite averaging 420 yards. "Ultimately, this is a move that I felt was best for this team at this time," said Shurmur, who is in his second season with the Giants. "I have said it since I got here, I am very fond of Eli. His work ethic, his preparation, his football intelligence. All those attributes are as good as I have ever seen in a player. And Eli worked as hard as you could ask of anybody to get ready for this season. This move is more about Daniel moving forward than about Eli." The question of when Jones would take over has been a constant topic since the Giants drafted him, and the issue gained momentum when the 22-year-old Duke product completed 29 of 34 passes for 416 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions in the preseason. His 137.2 quarterback rating was the best in the league. The hint of an impending change surfaced Monday and a day later, Shurmur benched the man who has been the face of the organization for the past 15-plus years. Manning, who is playing in a team-record 16th season with the Giants, knew the change was a possibility. "We're 0-2 and you are looking for answers," he said Monday. "I get it, we drafted a guy early and you are not winning games, these things are going to come up. I just have to keep working and do whatever my job is." On Sunday, his job will be as Jones' backup. Jones will be the third of the 11 quarterbacks selected in this year's draft to both play and start a game. Kyler Murray, the first overall selection by Arizona, started the Cardinals' first two games. Gardner Minshew II, a sixth-round selection by Jacksonville out of Washington State, started the Jaguars' loss Sunday in Houston as a replacement for the injured Nick Foles. Manning has started 232 of the Giants' last 233 regular-season games. The loss Sunday to the Bills dropped his record to .500 at 116-116. Manning started 210 consecutive regular-season games from Nov. 21, 2004 to Nov. 23, 2017, the second-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history. Only Brett Favre (297) started more consecutive games. Manning did not play on Dec. 3, 2017, at Oakland when Ben McAdoo started Geno Smith instead. McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired the next day and Manning returned to running the team, starting the last 22 games. Manning holds all of the Giants' career passing records, including attempts (8,061, which places him sixth in NFL history), completions (4,860, sixth), passing yards (56,537, seventh) and touchdown passes (362, eighth). https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/end-era-new-york-giants-bench-eli-manning-name-daniel-n1055341?cid=referral_taboolafeed
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