Bay Shore Man Arrested for DWI Crash That Killed Wife

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Bay Shore man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after he crashed his motorcycle, killing his 26-year-old wife, who was a passenger, over Columbus Day weekend, Suffolk County police said.Michael R. Proctor, 26, was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on Sunrise Highway in West Islip when he lost control of the motorcycle at Exit 41 at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.His wife, Megan, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Hospital in West Islip, where she was pronounced dead.Michael Proctor was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the same hospital before he was charged with driving while intoxicated. He is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives impounded the motorcycle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the crash to call them at 631-852-6555.last_img read more

Pennsylvania Requests Formal FEMA Damage Assessment for NEPA Snowstorm

first_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has requested a formal federal Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment (JDA) in search of federal aid for costs related to last month’s severe snowstorm in Northeastern PA.Governor Wolf plans to request a Presidential Declaration of Disaster Emergency pending the formal assessment.“We are asking the federal government to formally review damage costs to determine if counties and communities in the Northeast may be eligible for federal aid,” Governor Wolf said. “PEMA has worked hand-in-hand with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since the storm began and will continue to make every effort towards getting a Presidential Declaration to get federal aid to these communities.”Preliminary estimates supplied by counties to PEMA and reviewed informally by FEMA suggest the region may not reach thresholds but the formal FEMA review will confirm whether or not the federal government will reimburse counties and communities.However, even if formal assessments also do not show counties meeting the threshold, Governor Wolf may still request a Presidential Declaration in hopes that the severity of the storm may grant northeast Pennsylvania special status to get relief. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 10, 2017center_img Pennsylvania Requests Formal FEMA Damage Assessment for NEPA Snowstormlast_img read more

Fellaini shines as United crush Palace

first_imgCentre-back Mamadou Sakho headed over from a free-kick played in from the right by Yohan Cabaye after Ashley Young had brought down Ward near the corner flag, and United had to defend a series of corners after that.– Pressure –Bakary Sako, the winger pushed into service as a striker to replace Benteke, almost equalised as he ran in from the left on to Andros Townsend’s diagonal through ball, but goalkeeper David De Gea beat away the drive at his near post.United, though, rode out the pressure and added a second goal 10 minutes before half-time, with Young crossing from the left for Fellaini to volley in from close range at the far post. Watched from the stand by their former midfielder David Beckham, Jose Mourinho’s side kept the pressure on title rivals Manchester City, who were due to play at Chelsea in Saturday’s late game.Palace, meanwhile, remain without a point or a goal in the league this season, and rarely looked like ending either sequence against opponents who have now scored 31 times in a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions.Mourinho made five changes to a team that had only arrived home from Russia in the early hours of Thursday morning following their midweek Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow.There was little sign of early sluggishness, though, as they scored in the third minute from their first attack thanks to two players left out of the starting line-up on Wednesday.Marcus Rashford showed clever footwork to deceive Palace full-back Joel Ward down the left, then pulled the ball back for the unmarked Mata to sweep in from 12 yards.That was a huge setback for a Palace team who had been beaten on each of their previous 10 league visits to Old Trafford, since a 2-1 victory in December 1989. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Marouane Fellaini scored twice as Manchester United maintained their blistering start to the season with a 4-0 thrashing of lowly Crystal Palace on Saturday.Juan Mata, making his 200th Premier League appearance, gave United the lead after just three minutes, with Fellaini’s goals followed by a late tap in for Romelu Lukaku, who scored for the 11th time in 10 games. They had lost striker Christian Benteke before the game with a knee injury that is expected to keep him out for six weeks, but despite going behind so early, they started to cause more of a threat. Chris Smalling almost added a third, heading just wide from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner, before Rashford’s shot was blocked at the near post by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.United’s third goal arrived in the fourth minute of the second half, shortly after Rashford had been denied by a Ward block.Rashford was involved in the goal and looked initially as if he might try to claim it as his free-kick, whipped in from the left, flew in at the far post.But television replays showed beyond doubt that Fellaini had flicked the ball with his forehead inside the six-yard box, and the Belgium midfielder claimed his second of the match.The match lost most of its momentum after that, with Sako volleying over a half-chance for Palace, before Lukaku steered wide at the other end when he looked certain to score.As United sought a fourth, Hennessey advanced from his line and spread himself to block Anthony Martial as the substitute ran into the penalty area on to Mkhitaryan’s pass.The fourth goal arrived in the final minutes, with Martial attacking down the left and crossing low for Lukaku to score from close in.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Steelers rounding into form as second half looms

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates making a first down catch during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The Steelers won 51-34. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Tomlin isn’t interested in progress reports. The final grade is all that matters to the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach. So forgive Tomlin if he’s not ready to assess his team or the division it plays in as the season reaches its midway point.“It’s easy to write and tell stories at the turn, I’m not going to,” he said.The way Tomlin figures it, if the AFC North is the toughest division in the NFL it’ll play out over the next two months. By then the fact Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Cleveland are all over .500 heading into November may be long forgotten.“I think if we are (the best) it’s going to be revealed in the second half of the season,” he said.One thing is for certain, however. After a sluggish start the Steelers are in the mix. Pittsburgh (5-3) finally has momentum heading into Sunday’s rematch with the rival Ravens (5-3). The Steelers have won two straight for the first time all season and looked every bit the role of contender while dismantling Indianapolis 51-34 last weekend.Tomlin praised the offensive line, particularly right tackle Mike Adams, for giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger all the time necessary to pass for a club record 522 yards passing and six touchdowns. Adams filled in capably with starter Marcus Gilbert out with a concussion, helping Roethlisberger get off 49 attempts without getting sacked once.Though Gilbert will be back in the lineup barring a setback this week, Tomlin’s assessment of Adams’ play against the Colts might as well double as a status report on a team that spent the first half of the year searching for consistency as it flip-flopped wins and losses regardless of who was on the other side of the field.“I thought he was a finisher,” Tomlin said of Adams. “I just liked his performance. A big arrow pointed up relative to some of his other performances.”Yet the Steelers are wary of how quickly the arrow can change direction. They felt pretty good about themselves after a road victory at Carolina in Week 3 then followed it up with a still hard to fathom home loss to Tampa Bay.Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger believes he leads one of the most talented offenses in the league. The tricky part is trying to get it to perform that way on a weekly basis. After some troubling growing pains, the Steelers appear ready to hit their stride.While Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell give Pittsburgh one of the best quarterback/wide receiver/running back combinations in the NFL, it’s the development of the players around them that has keyed the recent surge.Rookie receiver Martavis Bryant needed six weeks to earn a spot on the active roster. The 6-foot-4 fourth-round pick has quickly emerged as a valuable target, catching three touchdowns in his first two games. Veteran Lance Moore languished on the depth chart behind Justin Brown but has flourished since moving into the slot position he felt he deserved to hold all along. Second-year wideout Markus Wheaton emerged from a lengthy slump to catch an 18-yard scoring pass from Roethlisberger against Indianapolis that jolted the Steelers to lifeOut of the entire group, Bell might be the best pass catcher on the team not named Brown. He already has 42 receptions at the midway point“We know what we’re capable of,” Bell said. “We showed everybody. Now we have to go out there and put performance on top of performance.”It’s what Tomlin calls “stacking wins.” How high the pile becomes will depend on if the offense can finish drives the way it did against Indianapolis – when five of six red zone possessions ended in touchdowns – and if the defense can create even a little bit of chaos.That hasn’t happened with any regularity so far, though there were flashes against the Colts. The Steelers sacked Andrew Luck twice and sent him to the turf so often Colt’s pristine No. 12 white jersey was a decidedly darker shade by game’s end. Pittsburgh will need to keep the pressure on to compensate for a secondary that struggles to stay in front of anyone.Cortez Allen’s rise to the role of shutdown corner has come to an abrupt stop. Luck picked on Allen repeatedly, with most of the passes resulting in big plays or penalties. It’s not what the Steelers had in mind when they signed Allen to a five-year extension on the eve of the season opener. While Tomlin stresses he has confidence Allen can bounce back, Allen will need a good week of practice just to start against the Ravens.“Often times he’s in position … but positioning is just an element of it,” Tomlin said. “You’ve got to finish.”A message sure to resonate throughout a locker room eager for a return to the postseason after a two-year absence.___Online: and read more