Hicksville Postal Worker Dies in Truck Accident

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 56-year-old mechanic for the U.S. Post Office died after a colleague started driving the truck the victim was working underneath at a garage in Hicksville on Wednesday morning.Nassau County police said David Zimmerly of Lindenhurst was doing repair work at the shop on Ludy Street when a second worker, unaware Zimmerly was under the truck, got in and moved it, running the victim over at 9:32 a.m.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.The other worker, 54-year-old Jacob Kuri Jr. of Sayville, was not charged, according to Homicide Squad detectives.The truck was placed out of service and will be re-inspected.last_img

EQUALITY? Dunedin father and daughter sentenced over incest

first_imgNZ Herald 25 January 2017Family First Comment: If consenting loving adults means equality and we should be ‘free to love’, then here’s an interesting statement by the judge …“Judge Kevin Phillips said it was very serious repeat offending which strikes at the heart of what the community would consider right and proper conduct.”Maybe now – but for how long?#slipperyslopeA Dunedin father and daughter have been ordered to stay away from each other for two years after being sentenced for incest for the second time.The pair – aged 37 and 23 – were last year convicted of incest for the second time after the discovery of the pair’s second child.At this morning’s sentencing, the father was sentenced to six months community detention and two years’ intensive supervision. The daughter was sentenced to two years of intensive supervision.The pair are not to associate during that time and the father is not come within 100km of Dunedin, and reside elsewhere in the South Island.Judge Kevin Phillips said it was “very serious repeat offending which strikes at the heart of what the community would consider right and proper conduct”.The offending came to light after police attended a domestic disturbance at the pair’s home in 2013 and found an infant at the residence which they suspected was fathered by the defendant.The pair were first convicted in 2012 after the birth of their first child.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11788494Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Lakers’ Lonzo Ball finds himself in another shooting slump

first_imgFirst his jump shot became a national punchline. Then it was a revelation.So what to make of Lonzo Ball’s jumper now after he has made just 4 of 29 shots from beyond the arc in his last four games?“Just got to get back on track,” Ball said after the Lakers’ 117-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in Oakland. He finished 1 for 8 from 3-point range in that game, and made just three of his 11 shots overall.Much like the perception of the Lakers as they have gone through the growing pains of development, Ball’s shooting ability swings to the extremes. Before his recent four-game rut, Ball knocked down 50 percent of his 3-point tries over the previous six games. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBall has a resource he did not have earlier this season: veteran guard Isaiah Thomas.“Just teach him to remain confident,” Thomas said. “There’s going to be highs and lows throughout this long season, but you got here for a reason. You’re here for a reason, you’re one of the most talented players in the world. So you’ve just got to remain confident, continue to work hard, then everything else will take care of itself.”Against the Warriors, Thomas and Ball started in the backcourt for the first time since the Lakers traded Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to Cleveland for Thomas and Channing Frye.The partnership between Thomas and Ball is unlikely to extend beyond this season. The Lakers are committed to Ball as the point guard of their future and Thomas will be looking for a team to make a major commitment to him this summer in free agency.For now, Ball is enjoying having Thomas around. “I love playing with Isaiah,” he said. “I say that all the time. Great basketball mind. He makes the game easier on offense for me and the rest of the guys. So I enjoyed playing next to him (in Oakland).”The two will likely remain on the floor together on Friday against Miami. Brandon Ingram will miss his eighth consecutive game due to a strained left groin, while Kyle Kuzma is listed as questionable with the right ankle sprain that kept him out Wednesday.Walton said he actually is a fan of pairing Ball and Thomas, and closed games that way long before starting them.“I think it’s gone great,” Walton said. “The best part is having two point guards on the floor as far as decision-makers, as far as being able to run our offense side to side with one of them initiating and getting the defense to make rotations and then the other one gets the ball swung to him into a side pick-and-roll. Just having guys who are both able to make other people better is a nice advantage to have.”As for Ball’s shooting, Walton reiterated his belief in the 20-year-old and said he is doing the right things to impact the game and get himself going when the perimeter shots aren’t falling.“He does all those little things to help us win throughout the game,” Walton said, “and the offensive stuff will come.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more