Lindenhurst Man Sentenced for Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Lindenhurst man was sentenced Friday to six to 18 years in prison for driving drunk and causing the crash that killed a 56-year-old woman in the victim’s hometown of Huntington Station last year.Ryan Gurecki had pleaded guilty in February at Suffolk County court to charges of vehicular homicide, manslaughter, assault and driving while intoxicated.Police have said that the 35-year-old man was driving a Ford Explorer westbound on Jericho Turnpike when he struck a Ford Escape stopped at a red light that was waiting to make a left turn onto Route 110 at 9:23 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016.The three people in the Escape were taken to Huntington Hospital, where Karen Holden died from her injuries. Her 57-year-old husband who was driving the Escape and her 23-year-old son were admitted to the same hospital in stable condition.last_img read more

Mixed feelings for goalscorer Wakaso

first_imgMubarak Wakaso is proud to have scored his first Africa Cup of Nations goal but has been left disappointed by his suspension for Ghana’s next game at the finals.The 22 year-old midfielder converted a first-half penalty that handed Ghana a 1-0 win over Mali, a result which takes Black Stars to the top in the Group B standings with four points from their opening two matches.With Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan relinquishing his penalty kick duties, Wakaso stepped up ahead of other players to fire past the Malian goalkeeper Samassa Mamadou for the winner.“I have to feel happy [to score debut Nations Cup goal],” Wakaso told www.ghanafa.org. “It’s not easy to get a goal for your nation and it was the only goal for the game.”“We have Agyemang Badu and Isaac Vorsah but when the kick came, Badu was down with injury and Vorsah was at the back and that is the reason why I took the penalty.”But his goal celebration will cost him a place in Kwesi Appiah’s team for the final group game against Niger on Monday through suspension after picking a second yellow card in the competition. Wakaso, after scoring was booked for displaying a slogan when he lifted up his jersey to reveal “Allah is Great” emblazoned on his t-shirt.“I feel bad but I have to accept it because it’s part of the game,” he said.“But we still need to work hard and get our final three points.”The midfielder, who did not finish the game at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Thursday after he was carried off with an injury to his knee is hoping it improves.“I feel a little pain but I don’t know how I will look tomorrow [Friday].”last_img read more

Red-hot Wellington Heat to play El Dorado before city fireworks show on the 4th

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — What can be more American than baseball and fireworks? Well, maybe nothing. Sumner County residents will have the opportunity to celebrate both July 4 evening with a home Wellington Heat baseball game and a fireworks show to follow.The festivities begin when the Wellington Heat battle their heated rival the El Dorado Broncos starting at 6:30 p.m. at Sellers Park, not 7 p.m. as was previously reported. That will follow with the annual fireworks show at the same location. For those not going to the baseball game, the football stadium will open at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will be shot off at 9th Street Park at the end of the baseball game and at dusk.It will be a great evening for family entertainment.Residents who have not seen the Wellington Heat in action yet, may want to do so. The Heat are hot. They are currently 24-3 and 17-3 in the Jayhawk League.They are firmly in first place in the Jayhawk League with a four-game lead over the Derby Twins who are 12-6. The Hays Larks are 12-9. Wellington was 5-2 over the past 10 days. After its 9-8 victory against the Liberal Bee Jays on June 22, Wellington beat the El Dorado Broncos 5-3 before losing to Derby 4-3 for its second loss of the season.Wellington then won 2-out-of-3 against Dodge City. Like the Liberal contest, the Heat lost the first game of the three-game series, 6-0. After a rainout, Wellington played a double-header on Sunday and came away with two one-run wins: a 5-4 and 2-1 victory to improve its record to 23-2.This week Wellington beat El Dorado again 8-4, before losing to Derby against 4-2.Wellington will host the Kansas Cannons tonight in a non-league contest at 7:05 p.m.That will set up the big battle with El Dorado – a key Jayhawk game and a huge night of patriotism capped by the annual city fireworks show.••••••Updated Jayhawk Standings thru July 3, 2014: 1. Wellington Heat 17-3 (24-3 overall)2. Derby Twins 12-6 (16-7 overall)3. Hays Larks 12-9 (15-9 overall)4. Liberal Bee Jays 7-12 (13-12 overall)5. El Dorado Broncos 6-13 (9-13 overall)6. Dodge City A’s 5-16 (6- 17 overall)••••••Updated Kansas Heat schedule:  7/3/147:05 PMKansas Cannons a title=”Sumner Newscow twitter account” href=”https://twitter.com/Cueballnewscow” target=”_blank”>Follow us on Twitter. 6/6/147:05 [email protected] Dodge City AthleticsWellington 2 Dodge City 17-0 5/31/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWellington 11 Cougers 22-0 7/7/147:05 [email protected] El Dorado Broncos 6/5/147:05 PMEl Dorado BroncosRained out – to play July 166-0 6/26/147:05 [email protected] Derby TwinsWellington 4 Derby 321-1 6/22/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysWellington 9 Liberal 819-1 7/26/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 6/7/147:05 [email protected] Dodge City AthleticsWellington 10 Dodge City 38-0 6/3/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWellington 11 Cougers 25-0 7/15/147:05 PMHays Larks 6/13/147:05 [email protected] Hays LarksWellington 11 Hays 013-0 6/9/147:05 PMTulsa BravesWellington 8 Tulsa 410-0 7/9/147:05 PMDerby Twins 6/17/147:05 PMEl Dorado BroncosWellington 4 El Dorado 316-0 6/1/147:05 PMKansas CannonsWellington 9 Kansas Cannons 73-0 6/24/147:05 PMDerby TwinsRained out 6/20/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysLiberal 3 Wellington 218-0 6/12/147:05 PMDerby TwinsWellington 2 Derby 112-0 6/10/147:05 [email protected] Derby TwinsWellington 6 Derby 511-0 7/10/1412:00 [email protected] Kansas Cannons 6/19/147:05 [email protected] El Dorado BroncosWellington 4 El Dorado 3 (14 innings)18-0 6/30/147:05 PMKansas Cougars 7/14/147:05 PMHays Larkscenter_img 6/14/147:05 [email protected] Hays LarksWellington 3 Hays 214-0 6/29/147:05 PMDodge City AthleticsWellington 2 Dodge City 123-2 6/8/147:05 [email protected] Dodge City AthleticsWellington 10 Dodge City 49-0 7/1/147:05 [email protected] El Dorado BroncosWellington 8 El Dorado 424-2 7/2/147:05 [email protected] Derby TwinsDerby 4 Wellington 224-3 6/28/147:05 PMDodge City AthleticsWellington 5 Dodge City 422-2 7/4/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 6/15/147:05 [email protected] Hays LarksWellington 14 El Dorado 015-0 6/25/147:05 [email protected] El Dorado BroncosWellington 5 El Dorado 320-1 5/30/147:05 PMDenver CougarsWelllington 16 Cougars 01-0 7/8/147:05 PMValley Center Diamond Dawgs 6/21/147:05 PMLiberal Bee JaysWellington 2 Liberal 118-1 7/20/147:05 [email protected] Liberal Bee Jays 6/27/147:05 PMDodge City AthleticsDodge City 6 Wellington 021-2 7/13/147:05 PMHays Larks 7/23/147:05 PMDerby Twins 7/18/147:05 [email protected] Liberal Bee Jays 7/16/147:05 PMEl Dorado Broncos 7/19/147:05 [email protected] Liberal Bee Jays 7/5/147:05 [email protected] Derby Twins 7/25/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 7/6/147:05 PMOklahoma City Bulls 6/18/147:05 PMNewton RebelsWellington 8 Newton 117-0 6/2/147:00 PMValley Center Diamond DawgsWellington 7 Valley Center 64-0last_img read more

Leadership style set up Daley for St James FA presidency

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:GREGORY DALEY says his all-inclusive approach contributed to the overwhelming manner in which he was returned as president of the St James Football Association.Daley was returned at Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making, and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change. We understand the culture they work under and help each club, administratively, to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development, and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” he added.Daley noted infrastructural development and upkeep, coaching, refereeing, discipline of players on and off the field as important areas that will be getting major attention.”We must come to understand what is the best way to reach these clubs, all of which, attract players, mainly from inner-city communities. So for us to get the best out of them it cannot be an ‘I said so, so it must be done’ approach,” Daley said in a clear reference to Powell’s perceived style of leadership.It is the second time in nearly four months that the Montego Bay United owner was losing a football-related election.FAILED BIDPowell failed in his bid to garner enough affiliate support in his move to challenge Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.The tempestuous St James FA election of officers brought out a well-known secret that Powell was a man not afraid of speaking his mind, and he wasted little opportunity in letting the nearly 100 affiliate members hear his voice, calling into question the constitutionality of how things panned out.Bruce Gaynor, the outgoing general secretary came in for special attention from a heated Powell, who slammed his approach to how the night’s activity was to go down, but by time the votes were cast, a dejected Powell quietly left the Montego Bay Cricket Club, which hosted the night’s affair.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

Florida governor pardons jailed pain medication user

first_imgPaey and his supporters have argued that he never distributed any drugs – that he purchased and consumed huge amounts on his own for constant pain. Paey has been debilitated by a 1985 car accident suffers from multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. He refused to accept a plea because he didn’t want to be branded a drug dealer. The case illustrates flaws in the law and how people who are dependent on strong pain medication can get tangled up in the government’s effort to combat drugs, Paey’s attorney, John Flannery of Leesburg, Va., said. Because of mandatory minimum sentences, the judge in Paey’s case had no choice but the 25-year sentence after he was convicted. The board – Crist, State Attorney Bill McCollum, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson – voted unanimously to approve Paey’s release, overriding the recommendation of the parole commission that his application be denied. “We aim to right a wrong and to exercise compassion,” said Crist, who moved for the pardon after the board heard emotional testimony from Paey’s wife, two daughters, a son and neighbor. State Attorney Bernie McCabe, whose office prosecuted Paey, said he had no reaction to the news. Paey had a broad smile as he exited the vehicle driven by prison officials to his Hudson home in Pasco County. “In the immortal words of Dorothy…there’s no place like home,” Paey said, pausing in midsentence to kiss his wife, Linda.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A disabled former attorney who said he needed large amounts of drugs to numb his pain was released from prison Thursday after the governor and the rest of the state clemency board pardoned his drug trafficking charges. Richard Paey, 48, learned Thursday he’d be released after four years. He expected to die in jail, and credited Gov. Charlie Crist and national advocacy groups with helping free him. “He’s a brave man, and it takes a great leader to show a small person mercy,” Paey said of Crist. Paey was sentenced to 25 years in prison after prosecutors argued that he had forged so many prescriptions and purchased so many pain pills he must have been selling them, despite no additional evidence. The case gained national attention as an example of outrageous mandatory minimum drug sentences. last_img read more