2nd Cecil Lake Fire Update

first_imgThe latest report on the size of the wildfire northeast of Fort St. John, near the Osborne River, indicates it remains about 340 hectares. Spokesperson Jillian Chimko has also indicated, that 80 fire fighters have been given a big assist, by the overnight rainfall in the area. Also assisted by four helicopters and five pieces of heavy equipment, they’ve succeeded in halting the spreadof the fireand, at last wordit was moving into a previously burnt area. The ligthning started blaze is not near any commercial or residential property but, it has been responsible for a lot of smoke in the Fort St. John area. However, authorities say it does not, and never did, represent a health danger.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Sheriff’s investigator wants to close John, Jane Doe cases

first_imgWhile searching for a place to cross a creek bed, a man on horseback made a grisly find Oct. 28, 1995. The burned body of a woman lay in a ravine near Covina Hills Road in Covina. Someone killed her, set her on fire, then pushed the body over the side of the road. For the past 11 years, she has been known only as Jane Doe No. 59. That’s unacceptable to Investigator Richard Kennerly, who came out of retirement seven years ago to work cold cases for the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. He decided a year ago to also handle cases where the victims remain unidentified. Kennerly wants to put a name to the 59 John and Jane Does found in the county as far back as 1968. Many are homicide victims. About 39 are under 21 years old, which includes children dumped on mountain roads or babies left in public restrooms. He has yet to identify one, but he considers such cases a challenge. “Somebody needs to find out who these kids are and find out who the parents are,” Kennerly said. “Heck, you have a pile of unidentified people. Someone should at least try.” Kennerly’s efforts are welcomed by the Sheriff’s Department, officials said. “The sheriff believes good investigators should always be used if they’re willing and this is an example of a superior investigator who still wants to be of service,” said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for Sheriff Lee Baca. “And he has done so in an exemplary manner.” Kennerly started out with 200 cases but winnowed them down after checking coroner’s files for two months and finding many had been identified but no one told homicide. But the 76-year-old Kennerly is following a trail long gone cold. Clues are few. Sometimes, evidence such as clothing is missing or long destroyed. “What I do is I pull out these old files and I try to find something in there that is usable – clothes, jewelry or dental charts,” he said. “It’s hard to find DNA. Prior to 1988, the coroners got rid of all the bones.” In the case of partial skeletal remains discovered Jan. 5, 1981, in a riverbed in Sierra Madre, Kennerly was able to find the siblings of a missing Santa Clarita man who could be the victim. Along with the remains, investigators originally recovered a blue football jersey with the number “44” on the back. “The brother and sister came and gave DNA but we don’t have DNA to compare with. I have not found the jersey. Turns out the coroner burned the bones and the shirt,” Kennerly said. The case is inactive but remains open. He also hopes clothing will help identify the young woman tossed onto Oak Meadow Road in Sierra Madre on Feb. 7, 1993. “The neighbors heard a car running and it was raining. They \ beat her, threw her out of the car and took off,” he said. The victim’s black mini skirt had a label marked “Lisa S.” and Japanese writing that indicated the skirt may have been made for someone named Lisa. He sent the information about the case to Japan. Nothing yet. Kennerly puts information about his cases in databases that include the Doe Network and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, where he investigates cold cases as a volunteer. There were 272 unidentified people reported to the California Department of Justice last year. State law requires that coroners and medical examiners send samples from unidentified bodies to the state lab to check if there’s a match in a DNA database maintained by the DOJ. State officials estimate about 200 to 300 new cases of unidentified remains will require DNA analysis every year. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office sees about 450 unidentified bodies a year, said coroner’s investigator Dan Machian. It uses fingerprints, X-rays and dental records to identify the bodies. But about 20 to 30 remain nameless, he said. In San Bernardino County, the Coroner’s Office gets about 100 unidentified bodies per year, according to David Van Norman, deputy coroner investigator and unidentified persons coordinator. “Out of those, the vast majority are identified by fingerprints within hours or days. After two to three weeks, the rest will be identified by dental records and DNA,” he said. Van Norman said 95 percent would be identified at the end of the year. But Jane Doe No. 17 was among the five percent who remains nameless. The young woman was hit by three cars Sept. 24, 2005, on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, east of Central Avenue in Montclair. For whatever reason, she was running across traffic. One of the unusual things he noted was her pockets were turned inside out. Van Norman said emergency personnel said they did not riffle through her pockets. It could be someone else who tried to remove something incriminating or a helpful person who was looking for an ID, he said. But what he needs to know now is her name. He can rule out or match a person using fingerprints, dental records or DNA. “What I care about is that this girl’s family get her fingerprints, dental records and DNA on file now. Somebody out there is looking for her,” Van Norman said. “Over a hundred mothers saw her photo and said `my daughter,’ but we proved otherwise.” ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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100 up for insatiable Cavani as PSG win without Neymar

first_imgKylian Mbappe and Julian Draxler both scored early goals and Cavani netted his 100th in France’s top flight on the half-hour mark.The Uruguayan scored again on the hour before Mbappe grabbed his second of the day late on to take him to six goals in 12 appearances for the club.“For an attacker it is always important to score goals, all the more so when it means you can bring something to your team,” said Cavani.“I am happy, but I don’t think too much about records and statistics. I think about giving my best for the my team, that’s all.”A second successive five-goal victory for PSG means they remain unbeaten in all competitions this season, while Angers are still without a home win.As well as Neymar, PSG were without Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria, whose partners have both given birth in recent days.Their opener arrived inside five minutes as Mbappe turned in a Dani Alves cross from the right, and it was 2-0 soon after when Alves set up Draxler for a delightful finish.– Select club –The third goal that allowed Cavani to reach his century came at the end of a brilliant move, with Mbappe showcasing his lightning pace as he set up the Uruguayan to blast home.Cavani, signed from Napoli in 2013, reached the landmark on his 145th Ligue 1 appearance and joins a select club in having scored 100 times in two of Europe’s big five leagues having also achieved the feat in Serie A.The only others to have done so are Gonzalo Higuain (Spain and Italy) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (France and Italy).He is also well on course to catch Ibrahimovic as the club’s all-time top scorer in the league, with the Swede hitting 113 in his four seasons.Cavani hit his 101st — his 13th of this season — in trademark fashion, starting his run in the right-back position and bursting forward to collect a Draxler pass before toe-poking home.Mbappe completed the rout as he rounded goalkeeper Mathieu Michel and scored from a tight angle after being released by Lucas Moura.– Monaco hit six –Reigning champions Monaco responded to PSG’s victory by going one better as they dismantled Guingamp, winning 6-0 at the Stade Louis II, the second time they have scored six in the league this season.The principality club were without the likes of Djibril Sidibe, Thomas Lemar and Radamel Falcao but their second string ran riot.Guido Carrillo marked his first start this season with a brace and Adama Traore also scored twice, while Keita Balde got his third goal in three Ligue 1 games and Fabinho converted a penalty.Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes beat Toulouse 2-1 as they moved back up to third place above Lyon, who go to derby rivals Saint-Etienne on Sunday.Emiliano Sala set up Adrien Thomasson for the opener and then got the winner after Alexis Blin had equalised for the visitors. Nantes have scored just 11 goals all season.Elsewhere, Marseille host Caen on Sunday in what could be a tense atmosphere in their first outing since Patrice Evra was suspended by the club for aiming a karate kick at the head of one of his team’s own supporters.Evra was red-carded after the incident, which occurred in the pre-match warm-up before Thursday’s Europa League clash with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani (L) celebrates after scoring a goal with teammate Kylian Mbappe against Angers on November 4, 2017 © AFP / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, Nov 4 – The injured Neymar was left at home as Edinson Cavani reached a century of goals in Ligue 1 with a brace in Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 romp away to Angers on Saturday.The world’s most expensive player sat out the game at the Stade Raymond Kopa with a minor thigh problem picked up in the midweek Champions League win over Anderlecht but he was not missed as PSG maintained a four-point lead over Monaco at the summit.last_img read more

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Toothless Peru held in New Zealand

first_img0Shares0000Peru’s Christian Cueva (L) controls the ball next to New Zealand’s Michael Boxall during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying first leg match, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on November 11, 2017 © AFP / Marty MELVILLEWELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov 11 – Peru failed to break down a resolute New Zealand defence in a 0-0 draw in Wellington on Saturday, leaving their dream of ending a 36-year absence from the World Cup finals hanging by a thread.“Los Incas” failed to score a coveted away goal despite largely outplaying New Zealand in the opening match of their two-legged World Cup play-off for a spot at next year’s tournament in Russia. Peru, ranked 10th in the world to New Zealand’s 122, were the better team but lacked a cutting edge, with the absence of goal-scoring captain Paolo Guerrero, who is currently suspended over an “abnormal result” from a drugs test.New Zealand worked tirelessly in defence and rode their luck at times, but grew in confidence as the game progressed.Peru coach Ricardo Gareca praised New Zealand’s tenacity but said his side should have won and he expected a big performance in the return leg in Lima on Wednesday.“If someone deserved to win Peru deserved it. That’s what I feel,” he told reporters.Peru’s Andre Carrillo controls the ball during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying first leg match against New Zealand, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on November 11, 2017 © AFP / Marty MELVILLE“I have faith that when we are playing at home we’ll have the support of all our people… we have all the conditions to play a good game in Peru.”New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson was delighted to head to Lima on even terms but said the job was only half done.“It’s an incredibly good result for us but we’re not in a position to be settling on that… the mindset is we’ve achieved nothing and we want to go to Russia,” he told reporters.He said the Kiwis would not be intimidated by Peru’s fanatical home support because New Zealand’s remoteness meant his side almost always played on the road.“Honestly, we’ve been globetrotters for the last three years. We’ve gone to some crazy environments and different cultures and languages and timezones,” he said.“So we’re really well set up to handle adversity. This won’t trouble us. The travel won’t trouble us.”– Squandered chances –New Zealand’s Ryan Thomas sits on the ground after their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying first leg match against Peru ended in a goalless draw, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on November 11, 2017 © AFP / Marty MELVILLENew Zealand showed early nerves, almost conceding a goal in the sixth minute with indecisive defending that forced keeper Stefan Marinovic to race back and palm the ball off the line.The visitors dominated in midfield, allowing Andre Carrillo to pepper New Zealand’s box with crosses searching in vain for a finish from striker Jefferson Farfan.It was 20 minutes before the first meaningful New Zealand attack, when Ryan Thomas won a corner only to send the ball over the head of a leaping Tommy Smith.There were chances at either end for New Zealand’s Kosta Barbarouses and Christian Cueva of Peru but both shot wide.Peru continued to build patiently, although Farfan appeared to struggle as the target man in Guerrero’s absence.He failed to capitalise as more New Zealand errors led to a goalmouth scramble 10 minutes before the break.Peru came out firing in the second half, forcing Marinovic into two saves in two minutes.He instinctively stopped Aldo Corzo’s short range header then calmly dealt with Edison Flores’ shot from the edge of the box.New Zealand’s best spell came when striker Chris Wood came on in the 72nd minute after starting on the substitutes’ bench due to a hamstring niggle.The big striker rattled Peru’s defence, creating space for teammates Barbarouses and Thomas, who both squandered gilt-edged opportunities to take the lead.Wood is expected to start in the return leg on November 15 at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, while Peru are likely to still be missing Guerrero.Peru have qualified for the finals four times — 1930, 1970, 1978 and 1982 — making the quarter-finals in 1970.New Zealand have made two finals appearances — 1982 and 2010 — exiting the latter campaign undefeated after three draws in the group stages.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea flop, double blow for Arsenal and Gerrard’s party ruined – talkSPORT quiz

first_imgSo that’s it.The Premier League is done and won’t return until August, but at least there is still the play-off, FA Cup and Champions League finals to look forward to.But before we say farewell to the league, try these 10 questions to see how much you remember of the previous months.Keep it talkSPORT for updates from around the Premier League grounds to see who will be relegated on Sunday 24 May, from 3pmAbout | Privacy | Terms 1 Sadio Mane celebrates with his Southampton team-mates last_img read more

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Edwards School turns 50

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – From fond recollections of a first-ever microwave demonstration to a fatal plane crash over the school’s field in 1975, Wednesday was a night to remember at Edwards Middle School.The West Whittier school celebrated its 50th anniversary last week, honoring its namesake and bringing back original teachers to talk about changes that have taken place over the past five decades.But the main attraction for alumnus Darryl Kauhola was a chance to show and tell his daughter Alyssa – now an eighth-grader at Edwards – about the Jan. 9, 1975, plane crash he witnessed while playing basketball after school at the campus.“You know the opening of that movie, “La Bamba” – well it was just like that,” Kauhola said about the crash, which occurred when a Golden West Airlines plane and a Cessna 150 collided at 2,200 feet.The Golden West plane was carrying 12 people and its main fuselage landed on the Edwards field. The Cessna had two passengers and fell into pieces about a mile away from the school.All 14 passengers on both planes were killed, and Kauhola remembers students covering some of the bodies on the field with their new white school sweat shirts.“I was one of the last kids to start running after the crash, but let me tell you – I was one of the first to reach that \ fence,” he said. “And they still made us come to school the next day!”Other memories weren’t so tragic – such as those of G. William Gibson, who taught math and social studies at the school when it opened.He stood up on the stage of the school’s multipurpose room and talked about the first time he’d ever heard of a microwave.“A couple of scientists came into this room and said, “This is a microwave” – and they had this zap gun, they pointed it at a glass of water and the water started boiling,” Gibson said.“And every kid and teacher in here was completely amazed,” he said as the audience laughed. “They cooked a hot dog in one minute! No one at that time could have ever done that.”Students also paid tribute to the school’s namesake, Katherine Edwards, who served as the nurse for the Whittier Elementary District from 1923 to 1954.They created a presentation on Edwards that told how she began as a nurse in World War I before settling down in the Los Angeles area, where she worked with the county’s Public Health Service and the Red Cross.She retired from the district in 1954, just a year before the school opened for the first time.As he peered at the hundreds of dated yearbook photos that adorned several panels near the school’s snack bar, Kauhola said he was grateful he gave up watching the Grammy awards show to attend the 50th anniversary celebration.“This was kind of neat,” he said, smiling. “And it only comes around every 50 years, so I think it was worth it.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more

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WE LOVE FINN HARPS AN AWFUL LOTTO!

first_imgONE Glenfin family are sure having a ‘lotto’ luck following Finn Harps.The McGlynn family have scooped a cool €11,400 between them in the last couple of draws at the Ballybofey club.The latest winner was mum Edel who collected a cheque for a very welcome €6,000 and a while back her son Odhrain also won the rollover lotto winning €5,400. Edel is the daughter of Harps legendary goalkeeper Gerry Murray so chances are she’ll be ‘saving’ a little of the money!Edel collected her cheque from club lotto chairman Charlie McHugh. Also pictured are Eamon Doherty and Gerard Gallagher of the Finn Harps lotto committee.Picture by Gerard McHughEnds WE LOVE FINN HARPS AN AWFUL LOTTO! was last modified: April 12th, 2011 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:Edel McGlynnfinn harpslottolast_img read more

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Fans turn on Manchester United star after shock World Cup exit

first_imgDavid De Gea conceded 10 goals from the 11 shots on target he faced at the World Cup😳#ESP #ESPRUS #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/U54TolKQ44— bwin (@bwin) July 1, 2018 Great in the Premier League but De Gea has had a poor World Cup, he should have saved at least two of them penalties.— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) July 1, 2018 David De Gea at the #WorldCup… pic.twitter.com/GS1jG4R6hI— Footy Vines (@Footy_Vines) July 1, 2018 Former Liverpool man Iago Aspas missed the vital penalty to send Spain crashing out of the World Cup.The former Liverpool man, who has rebuilt his career at Celta Vigo, saw his spot kick saved by the experienced Igor Akinfeev to spark scenes of wild celebrations in Moscow.However, fans were quick to lay the blame elsewhere. 1 De Gea has been shambolic this World Cup, he has allowed six goals and made one save. In the Premier League this year, he allowed 28 goals and made 116 save.— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) July 1, 2018 Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is well-respected by fans of the Premier League for his weekly heroics – often saving the Red Devils.But his time in Russia has been suspect, to say the least.After a shaky start against Portugal where he dropped a clanger to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to score, the Spain No.1 never really recovered.Of the seven shots he faced at the World Cup, he managed to save just one, with six goals scored against him.And he failed to save any of the penalties he faced in the shootout defat to Russia.Check out the best reaction from fans on Twitter to De Gea’s mishaps. Looking for the real De Gea at the World Cup like #ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/RFdXm6Bw0m— Andres | ItsAndys  (@ltsAndys) July 1, 2018 De Gea allows a penalty to slip through him David De GeaDavid De GeDavid De GDavid DeDavid DDavid DiDavid DisDavid DisgDavid DisgrDavid DisgraDavid DisgracDavid DisgraceBest in the world but couldn’t save one out of 5 penalties to keep Spain in the #worldcup #ESPRUS— Yoruba 🤑 (@bimbolanko) July 1, 2018 De Gea was doing Mannequin challenge or what— Josip 🎗️ (@jperkovic93) July 1, 2018 A hero Vs a keeper who conceded 6 goals from 7 shots. De Gea is an absolute disgrace to Spain! pic.twitter.com/WFQUC6mgDq— MESHEK (@EldonLangat) July 1, 2018 De Gea’s standing as best keeper in PL, let alone the world, has taken a bit of a beating at this #worldcup…did he save anything?— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) July 1, 2018last_img read more

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RAPHOE AUDIT: 12 CALLS TO HELPLINE ON DAY OF REPORT

first_imgTWELVE victims of child sex abuse called experts at a Letterkenny helpline on the day the Raphoe audit was released, the HSE has said.Extra staff were drafted in to deal with calls from victims.The NCS helpdesk can be contacted confidentially on freephone 1800 303 529 from 9am to 12 midnight today, and Friday 2nd December and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December and thereafter as required. Callers to the helpdesk can speak in confidence to a helpdesk advisor who will listen and assess their needs in a sensitive and non-judgemental manner. Each caller will be given clear information and advice to allow them to make informed choices regarding the service best suited to meet their particular requirements.The HSE’s NCS recognises that the publication of such reports can prompt adult survivors of childhood abuse to come forward, in some cases for the first time. Helpdesk advisors are available to support all those who make contact with the helpdesk, to listen to them and help them to decide on how best to proceed with their disclosures.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com RAPHOE AUDIT: 12 CALLS TO HELPLINE ON DAY OF REPORT was last modified: December 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:RAPHOE AUDITlast_img read more

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COMPETITION WINNER: DONEGAL DAILY COMES TO THE RESCUE OF THE GIRL WITH NO TICKETS!

first_imgHappy winner Anne-Marie Doherty with her dad Sean along with Breid Lindsay of Donegal Creameries and Stephen Maguire, editor of Donegal Daily.There’s going to be a row in the Doherty house in Buncrana this weekend.Not because somebody was home late or somebody crashed the car – it’s much worse than that!It’s about who is going to accompany Anne Marie Doherty to Croke Park now she has won two tickets with Donegal Daily and Donegal Creameries to Sunday’s All-Ireland Final. A delighted Anne-Marie picked up her tickets today and had her dad Sean with her as a bodyguard in case someone mugged up on her way back to Inishowen.Anne-Marie, 18, who is a Leaving Cert pupil at Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana, revealed “I have been to every match this season but I couldn’t get a ticket for the final.“When Donegal Daily called me and left a message to say I had won the tickets, I was that excited that I pressed the wrong button and deleted the message.“I’m over the moon and can’t thank Donegal Daily and Donegal Creameries enough,” she said. Anne-Marie revealed she is in the same class as Donegal minor star John Campbell while Darrach O’Connor called in to see his former schoolmates last week.Editor of Donegal Daily, Stephen Maguire, said he was delighted that a genuine fan had won the tickets.“Don’t get me wrong I entered the competition six times myself but I was told I couldn’t win the tickets.“But I’m delighted that Anne-Marie, who is a genuine fan, won the tickets. She’s a lovely person.“I just wouldn’t like to be in the Doherty house this weekend because there’ll be some bribery going on to see who gets that other ticket,” he said. COMPETITION WINNER: DONEGAL DAILY COMES TO THE RESCUE OF THE GIRL WITH NO TICKETS! was last modified: September 19th, 2014 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:Anne Marie DohertybuncranaDonegal CreameriesDonegal Dailyticketslast_img read more

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