North Peace Senior and Junior girls back from volleyball tourney in Grand Prairie

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School Junior and Senior Girls volleyball teams are back from a tournament in Grand Prairie over the weekend.The Senior team placed second in their pool, but were eliminated on Day Two. According to head coach Elena Warkentin, the team is coming together, which was the goal heading into the first tournament of the year.The Juniors did well to hold their own and played themselves out of the consolation round, but didn’t rank. Both teams are now headed for games in Whitecourt on Friday and Saturday.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Suspect arrested in stabbing death outside nightclub

first_imgLANCASTER – A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing death of a man outside a Lancaster nightclub last week, a sheriff’s investigator said Wednesday. Michael King, a 22-year-old Lancaster man, was arrested Tuesday at a friend’s home in the 1100 block of 112th Street East in Los Angeles, homicide investigator Ty Labbe said. Labbe said King is suspected of fatally stabbing Jermaine Tryon, 25, also of Lancaster. The incident occurred at 1:20 a.m. May 13 outside Schooner’s restaurant in Lancaster, sheriff’s deputies said. King is a member of a Los Angeles-based street gang with a violent criminal history, Lebbe said. Shelton Tryon, the victim’s father, said the arrest has brought some relief to his grieving family. “We’re just so thankful they got him,” Shelton Tryon said. “It doesn’t bring Jermaine back, but it gives us some closure.” State corrections officers and the Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau cooperated in the arrest. Shelton Tryon praised the swiftness of the arrest. “My heart goes out to those officers for the job they did arresting Michael King,” Shelton Tryon said. “A lot of times we focus on the things (police) do that we don’t like, and I think it’s time we start showing them a lot more respect. “When you lose someone and they apprehend the (suspect,) you realize their lives are on the line every day.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Coroner issues finding on fatal freeway crash

first_imgIn the No. 4 lane was a big rig driven by Byron Vasquez, 26, of Los Angeles. Zizi didn’t know how fast both drivers were traveling. “For unknown reasons, (Vasquez) swerved to the right then to the left which caused his rig to lose control,” Zizi said. The truck went across all lanes, heading toward the Focus. He said it broadsided the car and pushed it toward the center divider, where it was pinned. Many drivers from both directions stopped to help. While some kept Marrott alert by talking to her, others called 9-1-1 and several tried to direct traffic, Zizi said. “It was a group effort out there. Fortunately no one got hit,” he said. Zizi believes that the good Samaritans around the Focus were trying to talk to Marrott to keep her from looking in the back seat where her daughter was. Firefighters with the Los Angeles County and the Santa Fe Springs fire departments had to extricate mother and child from the Focus. Grant was pronounced dead at the scene. Zizi didn’t know where Marrott was heading that day. Due to her injuries, officers haven’t been able to interview her. Two northbound lanes were closed for five hours because of the crash and subsequent cleanup. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marrott remained in serious condition at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday. She suffered internal injuries and multiple lacerations, said Officer Joe Zizi of the California Highway Patrol. Her relatives couldn’t be reached for comment. No one has been arrested or cited in the crash. The CHP hasn’t yet determined what caused the big rig to lose control, Zizi said. The collision was reported about 1p.m. Saturday on the northbound 5 Freeway, north of Alondra Boulevard in Santa Fe Springs. Marrott, driving a rented 2007 Ford Focus, was in the No. 1 lane, Zizi said. Paige was in a booster seat. SANTA FE SPRINGS – A 5-year-old Utah girl who was killed in a crash involving a big rig died of blunt head trauma, coroner’s officials said Tuesday. The collision Saturday on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway also injured the girl’s mother, Natalie Marrott, 42, of Highland, Utah. Lt. Fred Corral of the Department of Coroner identified the child as Paige Amelia Grant and said the cause of death was ruled an accident. last_img read more

The `gold standard’

first_imgRe “Unpunished conduct” (Our Opinions, Sept. 20): Yes, Fire Chief Barry needs to prove himself by dishing out tough discipline to those responsible for misconduct. But this means all ranks. Wearing a gold badge does not put a person above the law, the rules and regulations of the LAFD, or exempt them from discipline. Capt. Frank Lima stood up for the law and the rules and regulations. That’s why a jury unanimously awarded him $3.75 million in June. But Chief Barry hasn’t “dished out” any discipline to the chief officers who retaliated and discriminated against Lima for refusing to treat women firefighters differently. Until Barry eliminates the infamous double “gold standard,” the costly jury awards and settlements will continue. – Chris and Eric Mattson It may give the Goldman family (especially) some solace to know their son’s killer may actually go to prison. Justice eventually may prevail – better later than never. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks AQMD v. diesels Re “European solution” (Your Opinions, Sept. 20): Charles L. Murray wrongly blames Big Oil for the absence of fuel-efficient Eurodiesels in California. The culprit is not Big Oil but Big Snake Oil, the facts-be-damned environmentalist crowd that has made California off-limits for all diesels including new-technology cars like the VW turbo diesel. My son has the last model sold in the People’s Republic of California. That 2003 Beetle routinely delivers 54 mpg with no soot, smoke or noise. That engine is available in 49 states, but not California. Want to save fuel? Give consumers who foot the bill a voice equal to the environmental bureaucrats who run the Air Quality Management District. – Mark F. Sullivan Westlake Village Bad advice Alan Greenspan clarified his book’s remarks on Bush and Iraq as follows: “… if somebody had asked me (Read: did ask) `Are we fortunate in taking out Saddam?’ I would say (read: did say) it was essential.” Thus, in the midst of a plethora of conflicting input about Saddam’s WMD threat, Bush got that kind of advice from the highly respected Greenspan. So, how can we still solely blame a “lying” Bush – as is the wont of the liberal left – for making an ill-advised, to say the least, decision to invade Iraq, after all? Plus, lest we forget, there were several, well-documented, Iraqi WMD liars themselves unfortunately contributing to Bush’s pre-invasion state of mind. – Harvey Pearson Los Feliz More lies? In his speech last week, President Bush stated that there were 36 countries providing troops to Iraq. Yet the State Department in a recent weekly briefing stated only 25 had troops in that nation. Bush was also the man who said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, wasn’t he? How many more of our fine young women and men are going to have to be killed because this administration (as stated by Donald Rumsfeld on “Meet the Press,” April 2003) wants to “capture the oil fields.” – Jean Strauber Encino Fall of Vietnam Re “Democrats are caught ‘tween Iraq, hard place” (Sept. 13): President Nguyen Van Thieu pulled the rug out from under the army of South Vietnam. Thieu, who ordered the withdrawal of forces from the central highlands. A retreat that became a rout. Some units, (South Vietnamese Rangers) fought valiantly until the final collapse of South Vietnam. Many in the South Vietnamese army simply ran away. All of this witnessed on national television. The vast majority of Americans opposed President Ford’s request for additional aid to South Vietnam. Many in America asked the question, Why send a new rifle to someone who threw way his last rifle? The U.S. Congress followed the people’s desires. That, Thomas Sowell, is how a republic is truly supposed to work. Once in a while, the people are so loud that even Congress can hear them. In the case of South Vietnam, the utterly corrupt government of South Vietnam is to blame. In the case of Iraq, well – mission accomplished. – Gavin Feehan Granada Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! (LAFD retired) Fallbrook Better late than never Re “O.J. out on bail” (Sept. 20): The irony of the century may actually take place in Nevada. O.J. Simpson freed of two murder counts and constantly avoiding a multimillion-dollar civil judgment may finally meet his day with justice if convicted of any of the felony charges now facing him in Las Vegas. last_img

Preston striker makes Hartlepool move

first_img Jordan Hugill 1 Preston striker Jordan Hugill has joined Hartlepool United on loan for the rest of the season.Hugill only returned from a month with Tranmere on Wednesday but he has now secured another move away.The 22-year-old joins a Hartlepool side currently rock-bottom of the Football League but they are just one point adrift of Tranmere, who sit 22nd in League Two.And the north east side will be hoping Hugill can help fire them to safety in the final eight games of the campaign.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY RUGBY HOST CHARITY ROW FOR AUTISM AWARENESS – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgDonegal Daily’s commercial director John Gildea with son Fionn at the Charity Row on Saturday.Michael McGarvey and the Organising Team from Letterkenny Rugby Club and the Donegal Autism Working Group would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone at the Club, the local businesses, the rowers, volunteers and supporters for helping make our 12 Hour Charity Row a huge success last Saturday. There are so many people to mention and thank individually & we will be doing that soon. Thanks again for helping us create Awareness for Autism Awareness Month.LETTERKENNY RUGBY HOST CHARITY ROW FOR AUTISM AWARENESS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Autism AwarenesscharityFeaturesnewsrowlast_img read more

West Ham striker is a ‘lunatic’ who loves to party, according to Nile Ranger

first_img 3 3 “Andy’s a lunatic but he gets the job done,” said Ranger on the True Geordie podcast. “I think he’s worse than me [for partying] but he’s a good bloke, though. He’s got banter and he’s a good guy in general.“He was going through a lot, like getting his car blown up in Newcastle, but he still bombed on and got his move to Liverpool after Kevin Nolan took him under his wing and said ‘I’m going to look after you’.“I don’t know what he’s doing now – probably just living life. I heard some rumours, that he snuck out and hurt his leg; knowing Andy the way he is, that definitely sounds like him!” 3 Nile Ranger called West Ham United striker Andy Carroll a ‘lunatic’ and suggested the England international injured himself after breaking curfew on pre-season.The former Blackpool striker is without a club himself after several criminal and personal misdemeanours. Ranger and Carroll in action for Newcastle in 2010 However, he started his career at Newcastle United and made his way into the first team alongside the giant Geordie.After a scintillating run of form in 2010, Carroll earned a lucrative move to Liverpool but failed to make the grade and was eventually shipped off to the Hammers.Injuries have continued to hamper the target man in east London, although he is reportedly nearing a return to first team action after picking up a knock in pre-season.But Ranger suggested the 29-year-old may have injured himself after breaking curfew. The troubled striker never made the grade at Newcastle United Andy Carroll has struggled with injuries since his move in 2013 last_img read more

GOLDEN BOY JASON TAKES TO THE RING TO PREPARE FOR BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS LIFE

first_imgCome on Jason!THIS is Donegal’s own Jason Quigley – in the ring where he will make his professional debut on Saturday night.Jason is pictured in the right at the world famous MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas where he will face Florida’s Howard Reece.The former Irish European Amateur Champion and World Championship silver medalist will battle the American fighter in the 4-round middleweight contest. The headline bout is his Golden Boy Promotions stable-mate Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who takes on Erislandy Lara in a junior middleweight bout.Brilliant Alvarez has been picking up on some of the Donegal lingo too – and has now taken to calling Jason “lad” in his best Irish accent! GOLDEN BOY JASON TAKES TO THE RING TO PREPARE FOR BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS LIFE was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FightGolden Boy PromotionsJason QuigleyLas Vegaslast_img read more

Gardaí search for suspects following generator theft in Ramelton

first_imgGardaí are investigating after a 3.5KVA petrol generator was stolen from a barge near the slipway at the Quay in Ramelton on Wednesday last. The incident is understood to have occurred between the hours of 1.30am and 6am on October 2nd.No suspect information has been released. If anyone can offer any information in relation to this theft or if anyone comes across a similar generator for sale then please contact Gardaí in Milford on 074-9153060.Gardaí search for suspects following generator theft in Ramelton was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Five obstacles in Raiders’ planned path to Giants’ ballpark

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – The Raiders have a few proverbial tackles to break before they can crash the San Francisco Giants’ 20th season at Oracle Park, the recently renamed ballpark at Third and King.Unable to move into their new Las Vegas stadium until 2020, the Raiders reportedly want to sublet the Giants’ home for this coming season. Here are a few mysteries that must be cleared up before that deal is done:1. NFL approval. Don’t expect things to get as contentious as back in the 1980s, when Al …last_img read more