By KEVIN LANDRIGANNew Hampshire Union Leader July 21. 2018 9:30AM Bristol police are investigating this fatal crash scene where on Friday night one motorist died and another was injured. Witnesses say the driver of a Cadillac was speeding and passing cars in the breakdown lane. (Bristol Police Department) BRISTOL - Speed, reckless operation and driving into oncoming traffic were contributing factors to a two-car crash in Bristol Friday night that killed one driver and injured the other, according to Bristol police. The dead motorist was not identified pending notification of next of kin. Police had responded at 7:10 p.m. to an accident reported on Lake Street (Route 3A) in the area of Deangelo Drive. Officers found one driver deceased and the other injured. The surviving driver was taken to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth with undisclosed injuries. According to witnesses, just prior to the crash the driver of a white Cadillac was speeding southbound on Lake Street. … [Read more...] about Two-car Bristol crash kills one, police say speed was a factor
In an uncomplicated kind of way, it’s been a satisfying offseason for the Celtics so far, one that has sustained the optimism of last season’s shorthanded run to the seventh game of the Eastern Conference Finals. Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, All-Star absentees for virtually all of last season in the former case and the most important games in the latter, are close to playing authentic, full-go 5-on-5 basketball again. Jayson Tatum seems to star in a viral video every few days of him ripping up some other young NBA star one-on-one. Robert Williams, a lottery-level talent, albeit one unaware of the helpfulness of alarm clocks, fell to the Celtics at the low-risk 27th spot in the first round. Guerschon Yabusele, who we really want to like, showed enticing playmaking skills in the summer league. And seemingly about a half-dozen Celtics became dads or announced pending fatherhood, which if everything lines up right (and the NBA institutes a rule that teams can keep the draft … [Read more...] about It’s great Marcus Smart re-signed with Celtics, but there’s just one thing . . .
opinion Cathy Glasson Iowa View contributor Published 4:00 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 The caregivers in our union at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) got an ominous letter in the mail late last month. You can see it by scrolling to the bottom of this piece. It ordered them to send documents proving the identity of their spouses and children on the hospital’s health insurance plan. If they fail to do so, their loved ones’ coverage will be cut off. The letter came from an outside consulting firm called HMS, which bills itself as a leader in health care “cost containment.” But this isn’t cost containment, it’s cost shifting. And the irony is that anyone UIHC does kick off its insurance plan may return to the hospital’s emergency room as an uninsured patient unable to pay for care. We don’t want to just single out UIHC for criticism, however. Its self-defeating effort to cut costs is a symptom of the … [Read more...] about One letter reveals what ails health care
ASSOCIATED PRESS People pray around a van believed to belong to victims of a duck boat accident in the parking lot of the business running the boat tours in Branson, Mo. The duck boat capsized Thursday night resulting in 17 deaths on Table Rock Lake. KANSAS CITY, Mo. >> Seventeen people have been confirmed dead after a duck boat capsized in stormy weather near Branson on Thursday evening. All missing people appeared to have been accounted for. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader confirmed the total number of fatalities just after 10:15 a.m. Friday. A spokesman with the Missouri Highway Patrol said the age range of those who died was from 1 to 70 years old, according to the AP. Seven people were taken to hospitals, two with critical injuries. Speaking at a news conference Friday morning, Rader said the first emergency call for the boat was at 7:09 p.m. It sank in 80 feet of water and was upright when found by divers. The boat has not yet been removed from water. Nine … [Read more...] about 9 of the 17 victims in Missouri duck boat tragedy were part of one family
From Staff Reports Published 7:44 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 Chincoteague's 93rd annual Pony Penning Week kicks off with the roundup of the wild ponies on July 21-22. The event, which benefits the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, draws thousands to the island each year. Here's what to expect: Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22: The Roundup Saltwater Cowboys will round up the southern herd — ponies on the southern end of the Assateague Island — on Saturday. The cowboys will begin rounding the ponies into the Southern Corral beginning at around 4:30 p.m. The corral is located on Assateague, just off the road that leads to the beach and is accessible to the public. Ponies can be viewed at the Southern Corral Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Pony Penning 2018: Chincoteague artist Kevin McBride creates 35th Pony Penning poster On Sunday, the cowboys will round up the northern herd into the Northern Corral. The is not accessible to the public, however, special bus tours are … [Read more...] about Pony Penning 2018: Everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind Virginia event