Auto-pedestrian crash in Vidor claim’s woman’s life

first_img Next UpTroopers said a 2015 Ford truck, driven by Adam Musslewhite, 38, of Kirbyville was northbound on FM 105 near the intersection with West Circle Road, Vidor, when a 56-year-old woman walking in the middle of the roadway walked into the Ford’s path.Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The victim’s name won’t be released until her next of kin is notified, Troopers said.Musslewhite was not injured, Troopers said. All information is preliminary as Troopers continue to investigate this fatal crash, the issued release said.. Staff reportA Vidor woman was killed early Monday when, according to initial reports, she walked into the path of a pickup truck.Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers said in an issued statement that the call about an auto-pedestrian collision came at 5:45 a.m.last_img read more

Dominica receives two more audiometers

first_imgLocalNews Dominica receives two more audiometers by: – March 12, 2014 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 89 Views   one comment Share Dr. Sheryl Figliano (left) presenting the audiometers to President of the Rotary Club of Roseau, Robert TongeDominica has received two more audiometers to assist with hearing screening at its seven health districts.On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the Rotary Club of Dominica received two audiometers compliments of the Rotary Club of Boardman Ohio, Rotary District 6650 in Ohio and the Centers for Hearing Care in Ohio.The audiometers, which are used to measure hearing, were officially presented to president of the Rotary Club of Roseau, Robert Tonge by Dr. Sheryl Figliano, a Rotarian from Boardman and owner and president of Centers for Hearing Care in Boardman during a press conference at the Fort Young Hotel.They will be presented to the Ministry of Health for placement in the health system which will assist with advance screening prior to the mission’s visit.“We had already placed four in four district health teams and these two now will go to two additional health teams, so we will have practically the entire island covered with one audio meter in each of the district,” Rotarian Marvlyn Birmingham. The audiometers were Ppresident of the Rotary Club of Roseau, Robert Tonge by Dr. Sheryl Figliano, a Rotarian from Boardman and owner and president of Centers for Hearing Care in Boardman during a press conference at the Fort Young Hotel.“That will help with advance screening so that when the mission comes, they will focus more on people who actually need the service and not people who just come for screening,” she added.The Roseau, Marigot, Castle Bruce and La Plaine health districts all received audiometers two years ago and the two new ones will be placed in Portsmouth, St Joseph or Grand Bay.The nine-member hearing team arrived here on March 8 to provide persons who are less fortunate with the ability to receive screening for hearing.In addition to screenings, the team provides ear tests, hearing aid at cost of EC$50.00 each, cleaning of hearing aids as well as batteries. The team also met with a group of nurses and nurse practitioners to do some continuing education to help with the sustainability of the hearing program.The hearing aids, which cost about $1000.00 in the US, are funded through the Rotary District 6650 which has forty-two Rotary Clubs, as well as private donations.The nine-member hearing team arrived here on March 8 to provide persons who are less fortunate with the ability to receive screening for hearing.So far this week the team has conducted screenings in the Kalinago Territory, Salybia Health Centre, the Roseau Health Centre and the Dominica Infirmary. They will move to Portsmouth on Thursday, March 13 and leave the island on March 16.“It’s so amazing when we provide hearing aids to the people who maybe never even heard in their life and then you see the wonder on their face when they can hear for the first time. So it’s always a very touching and a very rewarding type of service,” Dr Figliano explained. The Rotary Club of Dominica has been hosting this mission for the past three years with partnership from the Dominica Government through the Ministry of Health and the Ross University School of Medicine.“Ross University School of Medicine is also a big partner in this hearing mission, they provide us with housing we stay in the student dorms, as well as the Ministry of Health which provides transportation and some meals throughout the week,” Dr Figliano said. “The amazing thing is that we take hearing for granted. Just imagine blocking your ears and not being able to hear for a day, just imagine how much information you would miss,” Rotary Club of Roseau president Robert Tonge noted.The team members all purchase their tickets to travel here and be part of the hearing mission.“The amazing thing about the team though is that you have a group of people who give up their time, their talent and their treasure…because they pay their way to come down here to provide service and we have to be grateful for that,” Birmingham indicated.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Death toll from London high-rise fire climbs to 30

first_img Related Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) — The death toll from a fire that engulfed a residential high-rise building in London this week has climbed to 30 as rescue workers continue to search for survivors, police said, adding that the blaze did not appear to have been started deliberately.The flames have now been extinguished but the number of dead is expected to rise, Stuart Cundy, commander of the Metropolitan Police Service in London, told reporters at a news conference Thursday afternoon.In addition to those killed, the blaze injured at least 74 people. As of Thursday afternoon, 24 remain hospitalized, with 12 in critical condition, he said.The Metropolitan Police Service, which is leading the ongoing investigation, believes it has identified the origin of the fire, which does not appear to have been intentional, Cundy said. The exact cause of the fire is still unknown.Investigators believe the fire started at around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday on the fourth floor of the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, an area of West London. The London Fire Brigade dispatched more than 200 firefighters, at least 40 fire engines and about 20 ambulance crews in an effort to battle the inferno.Fire officials said it took nearly two hours to gain control of the conflagration.“This is an unprecedented incident,” London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters Wednesday night. “In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never, ever seen anything of this scale.”The fire has left the building almost completely charred, and there were concerns about the tower’s structural integrity, as it appeared to lean slightly to one side.It’s unclear exactly how many residents were inside the building at the time. But the tower, built in 1974, contained 120 apartments, according to its management company, the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organization.U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who visited the still smoldering wreckage Thursday morning, promised a “proper investigation.”London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday he was “truly devastated” and warned that the death toll could increase. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more