New Jersey man arrested in road-rage attack that killed father of 2

first_imgWABC(CLAYTON, N.J.) — Police in New Jersey said they have arrested a suspect in a deadly road-rage incident that took the life of young father of two.Fifty-four-year-old Everett E. Moore Jr., of Clayton, New Jersey, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the March 7 attack on Joseph Pirri, police told ABC New York station WABC.Pirri, 32, was killed while driving in his hometown of Deptford Township, New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, when a fellow motorist slashed him in the face with a “sharp instrument,” police said.Police said Moore was driving a white pickup truck when he allegedly cut Pirri off, attacked him, and sped off “in an aggressive manner.”Moore faces first-degree murder and weapons charges.Pirri, who suffered a severe wound to the left side of his face, managed to give police a detailed description of his attacker before his death on March 13, six days after the attack, according to WABC.“The only thing the young man was screaming was, ‘I don’t want to die. I have a 4-year-old son. I don’t want to die,’” Walt Wilcox, a witness, told WABC at the time of the incident. “They gave him blankets, consoling him, trying to keep him calm.”Police said they were able to identify the suspect thanks to Pirri’s statement and multiple videos from the scene.But the biggest break in the case came when they were able to prove that the vehicle used in the attack, a white Ford F-150 pickup, had been registered to Moore’s wife, police said.Megan Pirri, the victim’s wife, said news of the arrest wasn’t enough to heal the massive void in her family’s life.“You hear stories of people who were nice and kind,” she said, “but Joe truly was the definition of those words. His son, stepdaughter and I were his world. As he was ours and still is.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

URI Scientists Publish Tiger Sharks Tracking Study

first_imgA new study co-led by a University of Rhode Island biologist has yielded the first long-term satellite tracking of the tiger sharks, revealing previously unknown migration patterns that are more similar to birds, turtles and marine mammals than other fish.According to URI shark researcher Brad Wetherbee, tiger sharks have long been believed to be a mainly coastal species. But the sharks he and his colleagues from the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University tracked made 7,500 kilometer, round-trip journeys every year between two vastly different ecosystems — the coral reefs of the Caribbean and the open waters of the North Atlantic. And they returned reliably to the same areas each year, a discovery with significant conservation implications.“Our success in tracking tiger sharks over multiple years has demonstrated a number of aspects of their ecology that are both surprising and unprecedented,” said Wetherbee. “They undergo extensive movements on a very broad scale and yet have remarkably consistent behaviors from one year to the next. Rather than just observing behaviors once, as is common in many studies, our research greatly expands understanding of movement ecology of highly migratory species on a long-term basis, which is crucial for the most effective management of marine animals.”The details of the movements and migrations of tiger sharks and most other large shark species have been a mystery because they are difficult to track for more than a few months due to the limitations of satellite tags and other logistics. For this project, the tags the team attached to sharks near Bermuda lasted in many cases more than two years and in some cases more than three years, URI reported.One tiger shark the researchers named Harry Lindo traveled more than 44,000 kilometers, the longest distance documented for a tiger shark and possibly the longest ever published for a shark.The researchers showed that adult male tiger sharks in the Atlantic spend their winters in Caribbean island locales, including the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Anguilla. During summer, they travel into the North Atlantic, often more than 3,500 kilometers and as far north as southern New England, though well offshore in nearly the middle of the ocean.“These repeated journeys were very unexpected,” said co-author James Lea of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. “The tiger shark has traditionally been considered a coastal species, and it is rare among sharks to so easily and habitually switch between the two vastly different environments.”Remarkably, the sharks followed the same pattern each year and returned to almost the same small area in the Caribbean each time. “Even though they’ve got a whole range of islands to choose from,” said co-author Mahmood Shivji, “it seems like each animal has its favorite winter spot.”What makes the tiger sharks so committed to particular areas is still an open question. At the south end, the story may be fairly simple. Female tiger sharks are common in the Caribbean in the winter, so the Caribbean may just be the best place for male tiger sharks to find mates. Why they go so far north is more complicated. How far they go seems to be guided by avoidance of colder temperatures —information that offers one example of how migration research can help to predict the implications of climate change for sharks, URI wrote.Wetherbee said that there must be something beneficial to the animals in the mid-Atlantic that makes it worthwhile for them to make the long trek north. One possibility is that they go to feed on young loggerhead turtles that also migrate north — indeed when the researchers examined stomachs of some tiger sharks killed by long liners in the region, they found turtle remains. But there are also turtles much farther south.The only other instance when researchers have found a broadly similar, repeated migration pattern between coastal and distant open water regions is with the warm-bodied, great white and salmon sharks in the Pacific. White sharks migrate in the winter from the California and Baja coasts to a mid-Pacific open water area dubbed the White Shark Café. “We joke that tiger sharks, not being media stars like white sharks, wouldn’t be comfortable in a ‘café’ and prefer to hang out in their ‘truck-stop’ in the mid-Atlantic,” said Wetherbee.The new research has major implications for conservation. “Understanding how these animals use the oceans is the first step toward effective conservation,” said co-author Guy Harvey. “Protecting migratory species is a great challenge because they can be found in such a wide area. But, protecting the areas where animals such as tiger sharks spend the most time is a tractable goal once those areas have been identified.”last_img read more

Epic marriage proposal with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle

first_imgImage Source: NetEase Lady in China proposes to boyfriend with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Image source: NetEaseIt’s not everyday that you hear of a lady proposing marriage to a man, more so if it included a Harley-Davidson motorcycle of all things besides the customary ring.Well, that’s exactly what a lady in China did and the story has since gone viral in the republic. Online daily Shanghaiist reports that the woman from Chengdu even dressed up in a white wedding dress and knelt down to her man when she popped the question.Image source: NetEaseThe report further indicated that the Harley-Davidson motorcycle wasn’t the only gift in her proposal It also came packaged together with a property deed.As the story went, the young lady actually rode the Harley-Davidson over in her wedding dress to meet her man. She even shouted, “I finally earned enough money for your beloved Harley! Marry me! I will put your name on the property deed!”Image source: NetEaseClearly, the man was flabbergasted with the proposal as reports indicated that he simply nodded and agreed to his lady’s proposal.In a country with an unbalanced gender ratio in its population, Shanghaiist further highlight ladies in China now seem to hold a lot of the power when it comes to marriage.Surely, most of us here in Malaysia would find it hard to say no to such a proposal, especially when you’re getting a brand new bike! We wish all the best for this lovely Chinese couple in their upcoming nuptial.(Image source: NetEase)–Ads–last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, May 15, 2018:•6:18 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 300 block W. Sumner, Wellington.•8:19 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide threat in the 200 block N. Elm, Wellington.•8:58 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 500 block SW Lake Road, Wellington Lake.•On May 14, 2018 at 9:08 a.m. Officers investigated fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officers, possession of marijuana, illegal registration, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license and speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone.•9:08 a.m. Hamzah Quaym-Obaid, 24, Dallas, Texas was arrested, charged and confined with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officers, possession of marijuana, illegal registration, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license and speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:07 a.m. Officers took a report of a runaway in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:41 a.m. Officers responded to a harassment report in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•3:37 p.m. Officers took a report of disorderly conduct in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•4:49 p.m. Officers took a suspicious person report in the 200 block S. G, Wellington.•7:08 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7:16 p.m. Officers took a found bicycle report in the 300 block S. Ash, Wellington.•8:40 p.m. Debra L. Jensen, 55, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving without a valid driver’s license, no proof of insurance and disobeyed stop sign.•9:05 p.m. Officers took a found bicycle report in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•11:13 p.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 1800 block N. A, Wellington.•11:24 p.m. Debra L. Elliot, 52, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with no insurance and defective tail lamps.last_img read more

Arsenal want to agree a deal with Madrid to keep Ceballos another year

first_img IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 17:36 Dani Ceballos’ loan to Arsenal hasn’t gone quite as planned. After initially being a key member of the team under then manager Unai Emery, the midfielder then picked up an injury and subsequently found it hard to regain his place in the XI with Mikel Arteta. However, just as he was finding his feet again the coronavirus outbreak halted the season completely. CET El Arsenal quiere quedarse con Ceballos Sport EN In fact, Real Madrid were close to recalling Ceballos in January due to his lack of playing time. His loan deal at Arsenal expires on the 30th June but both Madrid and the London side are now open to extending that for another season. Firstly, to allow the player to potentially finish the competitions he’s currently involved in and secondly, so he can find the continuity he’s lacked this year. 26/03/2020 The ‘London Evening Standard’ has revealed that Arsenal are looking to wrap up a deal with Real Madrid soon.last_img read more

Anti-social media

first_imgBy DANIELLE GALVIN POLICE raced to a Gardenia Street home on Monday at 11am following reports of a gunman barricaded…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Student designs stilt costume

first_imgBy DANI ROTHWELL BERWICK Beaconhills student Leshea P has designed a steam punk stilt costume as her contribution to the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Stunning Day For Galway Golf As Three Finish Inside Top Five At Leinster Boys…

first_imgOllie Turner spoke to Liam, Luke and David after their final rounds. He started with the champion Liam Nolan… Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pictured following the final round of the Leinster Boys Championship, The Three Players along with John McDonagh (Left) and Kevin Henry (Right)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email It has been an amazing day for Galway golf at the Leinster Boys Championship at the Heritage as Liam Nolan from Galway Golf Club won the title with Luke O’Neill from Connemara tied for third and David Kitt from Athenry in fifth.center_img Portumna’s Sam Murphy has finished in 14th, Darren Leufer tied for 26th, Cathal Cunningham from Galway Bay finished in 34th and Oughterard’s Ronan Hynes finished in 40th. Galway football legend Jimmy Duggan was there as a selector with the Irish team, he gave his reaction to Ollie.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Women’s Basketball: March 6 Scoreboard

first_imgTwo more spots in the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament in Katy, Texas, March 13-16, were clinched Thursday afternoon as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern State picked up wins to secure its postseason bids. The Islanders won their seventh consecutive game with a win over McNeese while the Lady Demons picked up their third consecutive win by defeating conference-leading Central Arkansas. With the UCA loss, Stephen F. Austin and Lamar moved into a tie for first place after defeating Oral Roberts and New Orleans, respectively. In other league action, Nicholls was the only road team to win by defeating Houston Baptist, and Sam Houston State snapped its four-game skid by getting past Southeastern Louisiana.Texas A&M-Corpus Christ 74, McNeese State 69CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s basketball team secured its spot in the Southland Conference Tournament on Thursday with a 74-69 win against McNeese State in the American Bank Center. It was their seventh consecutive victory. This is the longest such streak since the 2003-04 season.  |  A&M-Corpus Christi Recap  |  McNeese RecapNorthwestern State 77, Central Arkansas 45NATCHITOCHES, La. – A total team effort led the Northwestern State women’s basketball team to shoot 58 percent from the field and held Central Arkansas to 33 percent in a 77-45 win of the first-place Sugar Bears Thursday night in Southland Conference action to help the Lady Demons clinch a spot in the league tournament.  |  Northwestern Recap  |  UCA RecapNicholls 73, Houston Baptist 70HOUSTON, Texas – The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team had seven players score seven or more points, led by 14 points from Emani White and a near triple double by KK Babin who had 12 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, as the Colonels hung on for a 73-69 victory over Houston Baptist on Thursday night at Sharp Gym.  |  Nicholls Recap  |  HBU RecapStephen F. Austin 72, Oral Roberts 52NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin raced out to a 12-0 lead in the opening two minutes and never looked back, cruising to a 72-52 victory over Oral Roberts at William R. Johnson Coliseum. SFA led by as many as 31, notching its fifth-straight win.  |  SFA Recap  |  ORU RecapSam Houston State 93, Southeastern Louisiana 73HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Sam Houston women’s basketball team scored a season-high 93 points as they beat Southeastern Louisiana, 93-73, Thursday at Johnson Coliseum. Angela Beadle scored 29 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and finished with six assists.  |  Sam Houston Recap  |  Southeastern RecapLamar 83, New Orleans 51BEAUMONT, Texas – The Lamar Lady Cardinals took care of business Thursday night as they moved into a tie for first place in the Southland Conference with a convincing 83-51 win over visiting New Orleans.  |  Lamar Recap  |  UNO Recaplast_img read more

A Guy at the Libertarian Convention Did a Striptease on Live TV

first_imgProbably NSFW: The Libertarian Party chose former New Mexico Governor GARY JOHNSON to be their presidential nominee over the weekend.  He was also their candidate in 2012.But a chunky dude with a big red beard named James Weeks stole the show.  He was running to be the party chairman as a joke.  And instead of giving a speech when he bowed out on Sunday, he did a STRIPTEASE on live TV.(Profanity Warning!  Search for “James Weeks Strips at Libertarian Party National Convention.”  He starts dancing at :30 . . . stripping at 1:20 . . . and says he’s dropping out at 2:48.  WARNING!!!  There’s some uncensored profanity.)last_img read more