Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A hit-and-run driver killed a 25-year-old Brooklyn man who was rollerblading near SUNY Stony Brook University, where he was a graduate student, on Wednesday night, Suffolk County police said.Artem Ayzen was rollerblading on North Country Road when he was struck by an eastbound truck that fled the scene shortly before 11 p.m., police said.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he died.The suspect’s vehicle was described as a dark-colored SUV with front-end damage.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed or has information on this crash to call them at 631-852-6555 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220- TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Alice J. “Joann” Lake, age 76 of Batesville, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health. Born June 12, 1940 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Mae (Nee: Blackburn) and Luther Gesell. She married Jerry Lake June 6, 1964 at St. Michael’s Church in Brookville, Indiana. Joann worked as a bookkeeper for Western-Southern Insurance 26 years before she and Jerry opened the Batesville Liquor Store. They owned the store for 31 years.Joann enjoyed trying her luck. She looked forward to the riverboat outings and their regular trips to Vegas. Over the years, in addition to Vegas, they traveled quite a bit, getting to see many parts of the country along with some overseas trips which included Rome. Other interests included following the Bengals, bowling in her earlier years, watching sports of all kinds and doing jig saw puzzles. Joann and Jerry liked to eat out often, which worked out well because apparently Joann’s cooking skills were modest.She is survived by her husband Jerry; sister Sylvia Lunsford of Brookville, Indiana; brothers Floyd Gesell of Brookville, Indiana, Robert Gesell of St. Leon, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Lorene Feller, Virginia Tebbe and brothers Orville, Donald and Merlin Gesell.Visitation is Thursday, January 12th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 13th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Nathan Lake Memorial Scholarship Fund.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Kip Etter, whose status as a Wellington Council member is currently in limbo, has filed a petition through a Wichita law firm for â€œtemporary and permanent injunctionâ€ as well as â€œapplication for restraining orderâ€ against the rest of the Wellington City Council.Kip EtterThe petition was filed this afternoon in Sumner County Civil Court. It is a 14-page document through Ryan M. Peck, a Wichita attorney, who represents Etter.The petition was divided into two counts. In the injunction, Etter has asked the court to ask the defendant, which is the Wellington City Council, to:â€¢recognize him as the rightful elected occupant of his city council seat until the end of his term on January, 13, 2020;â€¢to cease and desist from any efforts to fill that council position with another individual;â€¢to immediately cease and desist from any conduct tending to indicate that Mr. Etter is not the rightfully elected occupant of his city council seat;â€¢for a permanent injunction requiring all defendants (individual city council members) from refraining from any actions or attempt to remove Mr. Etter from his council seat;â€¢for an award of all monetary damages incurred as a result of defendants illegal actions;â€¢for an award of reasonable attorneysâ€™ fees and costs as permitted by law; andâ€¢for such other and further relief as this Court deems just and equitable under the law.In the second part of the petition concerning the temporary restraining order, the plaintiff is asking the court:â€¢to require defendants to recognize him as a properly elected city council member for that petition;â€¢require defendants to allow Etter to retain his seat as a city council member through the pendency of his litigation;â€¢prohibit defendants from engaging in any activities intended to or designed to remove Etter from this council seat or appoint a successor to that seat during the pendency of this litigation;â€¢for an award of reasonable attorneysâ€™ fees and costs at permitted by law; andâ€¢for such other and further relief as this court would deem just and equitable.The council was listed individually in the petition as: City of Wellington mayor Shelley Hansel; Kelly Green Hawley, city council member; Jan Korte, city council member; Bill Butts, city council member; Jim Valentine, city council member and Vince Wetta, city council member.The petition describes the parties, the jurisdiction and venue, factual background, and the two counts.Sumner Newscow will provide a more detailed report of the petition in a later report.
Rather like 1998 World Cup-winning coach Aime Jacquet, Didier Deschamps is using a pragmatic, all-about-the-team approach to Euro 2016 as hosts France look to capture their first major title since Euro 2000.Deschamps, who captained Les Bleus in 1998 and 2000, left out Karim Benzema after the Real Madrid striker was embroiled in an alleged blackmail scandal and did not even consider Franck Ribery after the Bayern Munich forward hinted he could be willing to come back.Defender Mamadou Sakho was not considered, either, as Deschamps would not risk losing the Liverpool player to a suspension after he was provisionally banned for failing a dope test.France will kick off the month-long tournament on June 10 with their Group A opener against Romania before taking on Albania and Switzerland.PICKING RIGHT GROUP OF PLAYERS”My aim was not to pick the best 23 players but to go for a group capable of going very far in the tournament together,” said Deschamps, who took France to the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals.It was the same philosophy that guided Jacquet in the late 1990s, when he omitted Eric Cantona from his Euro 1996 squad before France reached the semi-finals and, with a similar group, won the following World Cup.”I have always thought that the team was above everything else. The decision on Karim has been made in regard to the interest of the squad,” said Deschamps.Even without Benzema, France are well-equipped up front with Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann – even if the Atletico Madrid forward is enduring a long season that lasts right up to the Champions League final – Andre-Pierre Gignac and Anthony Martial, as well as Bayern Munich prodigy Kingsley Coman.advertisement”The competition in attack is really fierce,” said Deschamps, explaining the absence of Hatem Ben Arfa.While France built their 1998 World Cup success on a rock-solid defence, notably because they were lacking firepower at the other end, the current squad have a tendency to be shaky at the back.Fullbacks Patrice Evra and Bacary Sagna are no longer at their best while Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane has failed to impress in La Liga this season.They will, however, be guarded by a formidable midfield in Blaise Matuidi, Lassana Diarra and Paul Pogba, with Deschamps hoping Pogba will have as much influence as he has had with Juventus.