Tuschen man killed by speeding car

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Kevin Harris of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) was killed by a car as he attempted to cross the Vergenoegen public road, EBE last Thursday at about 18:30hrs.Police say Harris was struck down when he allegedly ran across the road from south to north and into the path of PSS 2168, being driven by a 35-year-old resident of Utivlugt, West Coast Demerara.The driver of the vehicle was allegedly speeding east along the northern carriageway, and Harris sustained severe injuries on account of the impact.Rushed to the Leonora Diagnostic Centre in an unconscious state, Harris was pronounced dead on arrival.A breathalyser test determined that the driver had more alcohol than the legal limit in his system. He is currently in Police custody assisting with the investigation, while Harris’s body is at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.last_img read more

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Candidate seeks space from N ez

first_img“I’ve gotten all these things done on my own, through my own campaign,” Furutani said. “I stand on my own two feet. Nobody handpicks me, or needs to.” Furutani, a board member at the L.A. Community College District, has worked for the past three years as a consultant for N ez on education and on issues affecting the Asian Pacific Islander community. He has taken a leave to pursue the campaign. Furutani also has served as a Los Angeles Unified School District board member, and has emphasized his experience, saying it will enable him to “hit the ground running.” Gipson has been a councilman for only 21/2 years, but argues that in that time he has been exposed to a broader range of issues relevant to the Assembly district, including crime, economic development and environmental concerns. Furutani reported $287,000 in contributions as of the end of October, mostly from the Asian Pacific Islander community. In the same period, Gipson took in only $75,000, including $30,000 of his own money. Gipson complained that N ez’s support for Furutani is “one of the reasons it’s so hard to raise money in Sacramento.” At the Monday forum, however, Gipson avoided criticizing the speaker and did not highlight the speaker’s connection to Furutani. “That’s not my thing,” Gipson said later, adding he was surprised that Furutani was so critical of N ez. “He made comments I wouldn’t make about my boss.” The only one who trumpeted the issue was Mervin Evans, a perennial candidate who most recently finished last out of 17 contenders for the 37th Congressional District. Raising his voice to a shout, Evans said that N ez was “on shaky ground – shaky as fried ice cream,” and argued that a new speaker should be selected. Furutani, Gipson and Evans are the only Democrats in the Dec. 11 primary to replace Laura Richardson, who was elected to Congress in August. The winner of the primary will go on to a general election on Feb.5, where he will face Republican business owner Evelyn Robertson, Libertarian Herb Peters and Charlotte Gibson of the American Independent Party. The district is overwhelmingly Democratic, meaning the top Democrat in the primary is all but guaranteed to win the seat. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre N ez’s support has helped Furutani build a 4-to-1 fundraising advantage over his opponent, Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson. Furutani has also won the endorsements of the Democratic Party and the L.A. County Federation of Labor, consolidating his position as the establishment favorite in the Dec. 11 special election. But N ez has recently been taken to task in the Los Angeles Times for charging lavish expenses from European trips to his campaign and for funneling corporate contributions to charities he controlled. In a subsequent interview, Furutani reiterated his criticism of the speaker, saying the stories may prompt N ez’s donors to wonder how their money is being spent. “I think it is a problem the speaker has to address and he is addressing,” Furutani said. “Everything clearly says he hasn’t done anything illegal. But the problem in politics is perception, and that’s the problem I have.” Furutani stressed that he had earned his numerous endorsements without the speaker’s help. Warren Furutani has worked full time as a consultant for Assembly Speaker Fabian N ez and has the speaker’s crucial support in his campaign for the 55th Assembly District. But lately that support has become a potential liability as N ez finds himself caught up in a pair of campaign finance scandals. In recent days, Furutani has worked to distance himself from his employer. “The speaker is in absolutely, definitely a difficult situation,” Furutani said at a campaign forum Monday night, adding that N ez should be “held accountable by his constituents.” last_img read more

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DONEGAL MOURNS AS TRAGIC CRASH VICTIMS NAMED

first_imgCRASH LATEST: The two young men who died in this morning’s horrific crash in Rathmullan have been named locally as Shaun Graham and Matthew Crawford.The late Shaun Graham.Both men were friends from Letterkenny who had been socialising in the area.They are believed to have been the back-seat passengers in a car which crashed into a wall and tree on the Upper Knockalla Road just after 3am. Both men were killed instantly at the scene.Two other young men, one from Glenswilly and another from Churchill, were airlifted by the Rescue 118 helicopter to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.Their injuries are not now understood to be life-threatening.The late Mr Graham, 19, was from the Ballymacool area. The well-known young man worked at the Quiet Moment Tea Rooms which is owned by his uncle Brendan McGlynn.The scene near the fatal collision at Kinnegear Rathmullan on Saturday morning where two lost their lives and two were injured.Photo Francis DiverHis parents Michael and Catriona, two brothers and sister are being comforted by family and friends this morning.Mr Crawford was from Elmwood Downs.Messages of sympathy are flooding in on Facebook for the two young men.The men had been socialising in Rathmuallan and were driving to a house party when the accident happened. Garda forensics teams have sealed off the area of the crash.A full investigation to find out the reasons for the smash has started.DONEGAL MOURNS AS TRAGIC CRASH VICTIMS NAMED was last modified: August 4th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:crashletterkennyMatthew CRawfordRathmullanShaun Grahamlast_img read more

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