Monthly Archives May 2018

Fatal motorcycle crash claims 30-year-old Townsend man

State Troopers are still on scene of a fatal accident between a motorcycle and truck in Townsend. Suchat Pederson, The News Journal

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A 30-year-old man died Wednesday after losing control of his motorcycle and being hit by a truck on Wiggins Mill Road in Townsend, said Master Cpl. Michael Austin of Delaware State Police.

Although speed is being considered as a factor, impairment is unknown, Austin said.

The man, of Townsend, was headed north on Wiggins Mill Road, south of Rose Valley Drive, riding a Honda motorcycle, when police say he failed to make a rightward curve and crossed the centerline.

He was then separated from the motorcycle and thrown directly into the path of a Dodge truck, driven by a 26-year-old Dover man. Both came to a complete stop, police said.

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Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Governor Democratic Primary

Stacey Abrams won Georgia’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, setting her up for a general election in which she is bidding to become the nation’s first black woman elected governor.

The Associated Press declared Ms. Abrams, a former minority leader of the Georgia state House, the winner in the intraparty contest against Stacey Evans, a former state representative.

She is the first black woman to win a major party nomination for governor anywhere, according to the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.

Ms. Abrams, in her victory speech to supporters in Atlanta, noted the historic nature of her candidacy. “I am so grateful to the thousands of you in this room and around this state and around the country who have joined me on this drive to history,” she said...

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Cottonwood Heights man raising alarm over fireworks danger

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers recently passed a law reducing the number of days fireworks are legal, but that’s not enough for one Cottonwood Heights resident whose home was severely damaged in a fire last Fourth of July.

Dave Schoeneck led a two-fold protest outside the Capitol Monday: against "negligent" Utah fireworks laws and against private landowners not taking responsibility for fire hazards on their lands. He and a handful of protesters dressed in all black and brought a coffin to display to represent the lives that could have been lost during the fire.

"We are in a desert climate and any aerial fireworks being shot off is negligent," Schoeneck said. "You’re putting people’s lives and homes in danger."

Schoeneck’s focus is on aerial fireworks.

"If they can shoot them off, and the...

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Volcano Evacuees Unsure When They’ll Return

As the number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano jumped to 26, evacuees are facing weeks, or even months, before they may be able to go home. (May 7) AP

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