Safe Homes creates unique signature event through first annual Tacky Ball

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — For a first-year event, the Safe Homes Tacky Ball was a great success, with over $6,000 raised for the organization.  This would not have been possible without the support of many area businesses and volunteers, who donated what would become 46 Silent Auction packages and 12 Live Auction packages for the fundraising event held Saturday, Nov. 2nd. Safe Homes would like to express our thanks to community volunteer  Treva Harrod, and the following whose skills greatly benefited the event: Rick and Karen Hopper, Auctioneer; Damon Mendoza, DJ; Big and Smalls, BBQ; Bill Mueller, Security; and of course the community, who “came out Tacky and had a Ball!”The themed event featured everything tacky from guests having to rent their own chairs to wild, colorful and mismatched costumes. Celebrity Judges David Allen Seaton, Ark City Traveler Publisher, and ChiChi Grande (aka KSOK Morning Show Host Shane Farley) had the distinguished honor of selecting the best Tacky costumes of the night, and crowned Bernadette Hicks and Jeremy Wilmoth as the Tacky Ball King and Queen.Another event highlight was the announcement of Rhonda Trenary as the Safe Homes 2013 Pam Moore Honorary Volunteer of the Year, for her dedication in supporting Safe Homes staff and its overall mission.  Trenary has been a tremendous help in volunteering to take on administrative tasks such as data entry and other efforts.   The Volunteer of the Year award began in 2012 when it was first awarded to Pam Moore, executive director of Legacy Regional Community Foundation. Now it is given each year in her honor.  Moore, another excellent example of volunteerism and community dedication, was recognized earlier this year with the  Community Member of the Year 2013 Award at the Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference.“Safe Homes is so lucky to have such amazing community support from volunteers and area businesses who were willing to donate and support this event.  Those who attended went home with some really nice auction items, from Kansas City Chief’s game tickets with VIP parking included and get-aways to the Great Wolf Lodge, to tickets for next year’s Walnut Valley Festival,” said LeeAnn Riediger, Safe Homes Director of Operations and Finance.“Safe Homes has its signature fundraiser, and it’s a Tacky Ball.  We love the idea of everyone coming together each year to just have fun and enjoy spending time together, because we all need a little more of that in our lives.  We can’t wait to do this again next year,” Riediger said.Over the past year, Safe Homes has reached over 520 clients, and housed an average of seven residents in the Shelter per night.  Safe Homes advocates saw a 30% increase in crisis calls to the Crisis Line, 1-800-221-HELP (4357), answering over 330 calls in the past year.Overall, Safe Homes staff provided a 25% increase in services provided, including the addition of Parenting and Financial Literacy Classes in Wellington and Arkansas City.  Support Groups for domestic violence and sexual assault are also offered in Winfield and Wellington, and a bi-lingual support group in Arkansas City.  Please contact the Safe Homes office at (620) 221-7079 if interested in attending.Safe Homes provides direct services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in South Central Kansas; allowing them to gain empowerment by increasing safety, decreasing isolation, and building skills in order to reach personal goals.  One in four adult women, and one in seven adult men report domestic violence victimization nation-wide, which can include emotional, verbal, sexual and physical abuse, as well as financial abuse and control.   If you’re a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault and need immediate help contact the Safe Homes’ crisis line at 620-221-HELP (4357) or learn more at www.safehomesinc.org and at www.facebook.com/safehomes.cces. 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Wilder-Fury faceoff canceled after prefight flare-up

first_imgArum told ESPN: “If this fight depends on a faceoff to sell it, we have not done our job.”On the other hand, Frank Warren, who co-promotes Fury with Arum, told metro.co.uk: “It’s a stupid decision. The faceoff is traditional.”The fight at the MGM Grand is a rematch after a thrilling draw in December 2018. Wilder’s WBC belt will be on the line. A news conference Wednesday descended into rancor as Wilder and Fury shoved each other before being separated.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), which regulates fights in Las Vegas, decided the moment was a clear sign Wilder and Fury should not risk further altercations before getting into the ring.NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told ESPN: “The reason the decision was made, on behalf of the commission, is because the press conference spoke for itself.”The actions of the two fighters pushing each other, which was not staged, is not indicative of the image of our sport as a major league sport, thus having a faceoff is not in the best interest in the health and safety of the fighters, the public and the event.Well, sh*t almost got real physical between Wilder and Fury to kick off today’s press conference. 👀#WildervsFury2 pic.twitter.com/OPzF1UAwxW— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) February 19, 2020″And, quite frankly, that image, where you have two professional athletes pushing each other where somebody could get hurt, is not keeping with the image of a major league sport and we’re a major league sport.”Bennett said he told promoters Tom Brown and Bob Arum of the decision and neither man opposed the move. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will be prevented from taking part in the traditional eve-of-fight faceoff at Friday’s weigh-in for their heavyweight title battle in Las Vegas.Promoters for both boxers have backed a decision to call off the familiar confrontation amid concerns it could turn nasty.last_img read more

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Shuttler Subhankar Dey progresses past first round of French Open

first_imgAdvertisement lp7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4qylbrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Easb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) yWould you ever consider trying this?😱6ssdCan your students do this? 🌚t1on6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian shuttler Subhankar Dey surprised many after his upset win over Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the first-round of the French Open. Dey, now on the second round of the tournament, defeated the world number 17 Sugiarto, by 15-21, 21-14, 21-17 in one hour and 18 minutes. This was Subhankar’s second victory over the Indonesian; previously beating him in the India Open in March, by 14-21 22-20, 21-11.Advertisement Meanwhile in the first round of the Women’s singles, P. V. Sindhu began her campaign with an easy victory over Michelle Li on Tuesday. Sindhu, ranked as the world number six, struggled of late before finally beating Li 21-15, 21-13 in a match which lasted 44 minutes only. She will now face world number 26 Yeo Jia Min of Singapore in the second round of the French Open.Advertisement India’s Olympic silver medallist had a 5-2 head-to-head record over the world number eight Canadian before Tuesday’s match and Sindhu had beaten Li in their previous meeting during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.But Sindhu has looked out-of-form since her maiden World Championships title in August, as she failed to cross the second round in three consecutive tournaments. She lost in the second and first rounds at the China Open and Korea Open respectively last month, and in the second round against Korea’s An Se Young in Denmark Open last week.Advertisement The Indian ace shuttler will look forward to gain her form back as soon as possible with the Tokyo Olympics looming next year. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Powell, Williams headline Jamaican squad to World Indoors

first_imgFormer 100m world record holder Asafa Powell and World Championships 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams headline a 24 – member team announced by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to compete at next week’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon. The team also features hurdling standout Omar McLeod, who has had success on the indoor circuit for the University of Arkansas, Odean Skeen and Kemoy Campbell on the male side, with World Champs 200m silver medal winner Elaine Thompson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Simone Facey all named in the female squad. Trevor Campbell will accompany the team as Team Leader with the official delegation also featuring Marvin Anderson (team official), Merlene Hamilton (team official), Jason Strachan (team doctor), Fitz Coleman (technical leader), Maurice Westney (coach), Mark Elliot (coach), Alvin Green (masseur) and Morine Dawson (masseuse). (Female): Simone Facey, Elaine Thompson, Chrisann Gordon, Patricia Hall, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Natoya Goule, Samantha Scarlett, Danielle Williams, Shanieka Thomas, Salcia Slack, Anneisha McLaughlin, Verone Chambers, Ronda Whyte (Male): Asafa Powell, Kevaughn Rattray, Odean Skeen, Ricardo Chambers, Fitzroy Dunkley, Kemoy Campbell, Omar McLeod, Nathon Allen, Dane Hyatt, Demar Murray, Demish Gaye.last_img read more

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Indians finally looking like defending AL champs

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Lamar Odom opens up about drug-fueled brush with death McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez, left, Francisco Lindor, center, and Erik Gonzalez celebrate a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. APCLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are finally starting to look like the defending American League champions.Cleveland ran its winning streak to a seven games — its longest of the season — and moved to a season-high 10 games over .500 with Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Bauer worked out of a jam in the seventh that began with runners on second and third and no out. The right-hander realized he had one of two options.“I either give up runs and we probably lose or I find a way to get out of it,” he said. “Thankfully, it worked out.”The Angels were swept for the first time since April 14-16 at Kansas City.“We’re not going to look back at the series,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “Those guys, that’s a good team over there, and we cracked open the door for them a couple of times.” Manager Terry Francona knows the streak has come at a critical point for his team, which stumbled out of the All-Star break with a 1-5 road trip.“We needed it, but needing it and doing it are two different things,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We’re trying to play the game the right way, that’s what we did,” said Francisco Lindor, who singled to break a tie in the seventh. “It helps a lot. You win a couple of games in a row and it definitely builds up your confidence.”Trevor Bauer (9-8) pitched a season-high eight innings, striking out six and allowing seven hits. Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 18th save while JC Ramirez (9-9) took the loss. View commentslast_img read more

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Magic win fifth straight, end 13-game slide vs Hornets

first_img“Rehab is going great,” said Fultz, who added there was no timeline for his return to action. “This is an opportunity for me to get a fresh start with the team, coaching staff and organization. They’ve been about building me up both as a man and on the court. That’s music to my ears, really.”Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft by Philadelphia, was traded to the Magic in exchange for reserve forward Johnathon Simmons, a top-20 protected first round pick in 2020 and a second-round pick this summer.UP NEXTHornets: Host Washington on Feb. 22.Magic: Host Chicago on Feb. 22. “It’s like there has been a paradigm shift, if that makes sense,” Magic forward Aaron Gordon said. “They’ve been whipping us for so long, but I’m glad we got ’em this time.”The Magic have won five straight for the first time in more than three years. Nikola Vucevic had his fifth straight double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Gordon added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jonathan Isaac scored 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s been a great performance by this team the last five games,” Vucevic said. “Not only the wins, but the way we’ve been playing. Really impressive performances on both ends of the floor. A lot of guys scoring in double digits, playing together, defending well.”The Magic led 71-36 at halftime, their biggest lead in any game this season. Guard D.J. Augustin drilled a 3-pointer on the first possession of the second half and the Hornets never got closer than 29 points after halftime. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Knicks finally win, ends 18-game skid by beating Hawks View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Magic probably are thinking just the opposite. They have beaten opponents by an average of 22.5 points during the win streak and limited them to below 40 percent shooting from the field. Orlando made 17 3-pointers against the Hornets.“When the ball goes in the basket, everything else becomes much easier,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “In terms of how we’re playing, yes, the All-Star break is coming at a bad time. This is the best we’ve played all year, but you can see we’re tired. We all need a break.”The Magic dominated the game at both ends of the court, but most of it was fueled by a relentless defense that limited Charlotte to 26.4 percent shooting for the half.All-Star Kemba Walker, who has made a career of shooting down the Magic during the 13-game winning streak, was 1 for 10 at the start and only 4 of 17 by halftime. He had a plus-minus rating of minus-27 at halftime and only played seven minutes in the second half before sitting down for the night.Orlando was almost as good offensively, getting contributions from every player, especially the fast-developing Isaac. The Magic’s top pick in the 2017 draft had 13 points and six rebounds at halftime, and was the anchor at the back end of the team’s defense. Charlotte hit just nine of 25 shots in the paint in the first half.TIP-INSHornets: PG Tony Parker (back) and C Bismack Biyombo (knee) sat out. Charlotte is 1-10 without Parker. . The Hornets are 1-10 when they score fewer than 100 points.Magic: Isaac’s streak of seven straight games with two or more blocks ended. . Orlando is limiting opponents to just 39.6 percent shooting during its five-game winning streak.FULTZ APPEARSMarkelle Fultz, traded to Orlando on Feb. 7, made his first appearance in front of the Magic media Thursday, but won’t be in town long. Fultz answered questions and sat on the Magic bench during their game, but will be on a flight to Los Angeles on Friday to resume rehabilitation on his injured shoulder. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Malik Monk scored 15 points, Jeremy Lamb had 14 and Cody Zeller added 13 for the Hornets.It was Orlando’s first victory over Charlotte since Dec. 16, 2015.“I don’t know what it is, what has ignited this stretch, but we’ve finally found a way to come together,” Isaac said.Charlotte started poorly and got worse throughout a forgettable first half. The Hornets were only 6 of 24 in the first quarter and were already down 15 by the end of the period. The deficit grew to 36 when Orlando outscored the Hornets 16-6 in the final three minutes of the half.“We were terrible tonight. We were awful and they were good,” Charlotte coach James Borrego said. “We were not competing, not having pride about your job, not making shots . we were just terrible and we need a break.”ADVERTISEMENT Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) shoots against Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)ORLANDO, Florida — The Orlando Magic ended one streak and stretched another.The Magic snapped a 13-game losing streak to Charlotte, routing the Hornets 127-89 on Thursday night behind 21 points from reserve Terrence Ross.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Guidelines for Pro Temp, C’ttee Chairs Elections Approved

first_imgThe plenary of the Senate yesterday unanimously voted and approved guidelines for the pending Senate leadership elections, in line with Senate Standing Rules 19, Section 3(F).According to the first of five guidelines prepared by an Ad Hoc Committee set up recently, all duly seated Senators who apply to participate in the elections for Pro Tempore and Statutory (Leadership) Committees are eligible to contest any vacant leadership position in the Liberian Senate provided, however, that each intending Senator shall have the required three years for the post.The five-member committee headed by the acting chair on Rules, Order & Administration Senator George T. Tengbeh stated in the guidelines, “Any Senator serving on the leadership of the Liberian Senate who makes an application for a vacant elective position shall be deemed to have resigned his/her chairmanship position.”Generally, according to the guidelines, elections for all vacancies that may be created for chairpersons in the Leadership Committee shall be held within a week following the induction of the President Pro Tempore.On the prescribed date for elections to leadership positions, aspirants for available positions shall be required to make a ten-minute presentation in the case of the President Pro Tempore and five minutes presentation in the case of a chairperson of a leadership committee to the plenary of the Liberian Senate, guidelines rule four stated.The President Pro Tempore of the Senate is elected for a period of six years, while chairs of Leadership Committees are elected for three years; which also affects those appointed on non-leadership committees as chairs.Of the three contenders for the position of Pro Tempore, only Senator Oscar Cooper is chairing a Standing Committee, which is Public Works; Senator Armah Zolu Jallah is Chairing the Leadership committee on Internal Affairs, Governance & Reconciliation, while Senator Joseph Nagbe chairs the Leadership Committee on Judiciary.In the event that one of the two leadership committee chairs wins, his post will be out for grabs together with those of the Committee on Executive, vacated by former Senator Clarice Jah; the Committee on Rules, Order & Administration formerly chaired by ousted Bomi Senator Lahai G. Lansanah, and the prestigious Leadership committee on Ways, Means, Finance & Budget, once occupied by former Lofa County Senator Sumo Kupee.Members of the Ad Hoc Guidelines Committee include Senators Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, Jewel Howard-Taylor, J. Gbleh-bo Brown, Matthew N. Jaye, and George T. Tengbeh.Meanwhile, there are indications that the Senate plenary will by next week come out with a specific date for its leadership elections. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man get 12 years for killing gold trader

first_imgJoshua Payne, who admitted to the December 19, 2012 killing of Kelvin Caines, called “Reds,” was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison after he plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter last month.‘Reds’ a 42-year-old gold trader, was fatally stabbed at the crowded Stabroek Market Square in Georgetown in an attack which the court found was not provoked.State Prosecutor Tiffini Lyken told the court that from Payne’s caution statement, he attacked the man because of a grievance between them. He had told Police that the deceased had “buss (me) head a day on Henry Street”.The deceased, a father of two, was said to be carrying out his normal business operations at the time he was stabbed, and he died the same day while receiving medical treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital.State Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh gave Caines’s cause of death as perforation of the heart and lung due to stab wounds. The doctor further stated that while one of the wounds was fatal, there were four wounds to the body and chest, caused by a sharp instrument 12 cm in length.A senior probation officer highlighted the difficult circumstances under which Payne had grown up, as he had left school early, and had taken to the streets doing various odd jobs. Earlier in life, he moved in with his grandmother after his parents separated. At the time of ‘Reds’ killing, Payne had no fixed placed of abode. He was also admittedly illiterate. His siblings and other relatives detailed a violent past wherein he physically attacked them in youth and in adulthood. Some even said they felt safer with him in prison, as he would often threaten them with sharp instruments if they did not comply with his demands.Another relative said Payne had committed a violent act in a foreign territory, and had been released after pleading insanity. He had served one year’s imprisonment for robbery with violence.Payne’s defence counsel, Attorney Keoma Griffith, petitioned the court to exercise great mercy, because the deceased had attacked his client prior to the killing.A former resident of Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown, Caines was stabbed under his left arm by Payne. Caines’s gold chain was stolen, along with some of the cash he had. The remainder of the money was reportedly handed over to the family. It was said that Payne, a known person who suffered with mental health issues, was well known to the family of Caines. During last month, Payne was evaluated by a doctor, who found him to be quiet and cooperative. He was declared mentally fit, and was cleared to be arraigned on the charge.Justice Reynolds started the sentence at 20 years, and deducted 5 years for time spent on remand, and another 5 years for the guilty plea. He, however, added on two years for the aggravating circumstances, which brought Payne’s sentence to a total of 12 years to be served.last_img read more

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1 of 6 juveniles who escaped from NOC voluntarily returns

first_imgOne of the six male teens who escaped from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Tuesday last, voluntarily returned to the correctional facility on Saturday.This is according to Commander of G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands), Senior Superintendent Khali Pareshram, who in an interview with this publication said that law enforcement officers in the region are still searching for the five remaining juveniles.Commander Pareshram told Guyana Times that although the six had escaped from the NOC between March 25 and 26, 2019, a report was only made to the police about the incident on March 29.However, while the search was on for the teenagers, one of them voluntarily returned to the facility.According to Commander Pareshram, the police can only act when these juveniles escape if a report is made or if they are informed of the situation. He noted that ranks cannot conduct investigations into matters that have not been reported by the NOC.He noted that with regard to Government-run/operated institutions, when it involves children, the relevant authorities have to notify the police so that the law enforcement officials can become directly involved.In relation to the previous incident that occurred two weeks ago when 24 juveniles escaped from the NOC, the Commander stated that all of them from that group are presently back at the facility – some returned voluntarily while others were captured by the police.On Tuesday last, at about 08:00h, four males escaped the facility by scaling the fence surrounding the juvenile correctional facility.Additionally, in the afternoon at about 17:30h, two more teens crawled through a dried up koker in the compound. They all made good their escape.Less than two weeks ago, on March 16, twenty-four teenagers who were being housed at this holding centre in Region Two, escaped from the facility.Reports are that at about 19:30h the discovery was made that 17 males and seven females made good their escape even with three security officers and their dorm mothers and fathers in the building.According to the police, investigations revealed that the females opened a southern door in their dormitory and tied five sheets together then threw the knotted sheets over the western fence of the compound in order to escape.Guyana Times was told that the males who broke out of the NOC did so by opening a southern window in their dormitory and simply climbed over the fence.At that time, the police were able to recapture some of the male escapees while some other male juveniles voluntarily returned to the facility.Meanwhile, residents in the area and neighbouring communities are calling for an immediate investigation as to why so many breakouts at the juvenile holding facility seem to be occurring and for certain security measures to be put in place immediately to correct this. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

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Northwestern BC Chopper Crash

first_imgFour people are confirmed dead after a helicopter crashed in northwestern BC.It happened at around eight this morning, when the chartered Hughes MD-500D Helecopter reportedly crashed upside-down into the Kitsault River near Alice arm – about 150 kilomotres northeast of Prince Rupert. Navy second lieutenant Jill Strelieff {struh-lye-uff} says crews initially confirmed two people were dead, but that changed once more rescuers arrived.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=151|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Strelieff_1_Pub.mp3]Crews had to use parachutes to reach the crash site, due to the rugged terrain in the area.The RCMP and the transportation safety board are investigating.Advertisement The chopper is owned by Pitt Meadows based Prism Helicopters, and it was being chartered by a mining exploration company.Meanwhile, officials say nine people are missing and feared dead in a chopper crash in California.The helicopter was carrying 11 firefighters and two crew when it went down in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.last_img read more

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