Read Full Story Parents with guns in the house should assume their children are aware of the firearms – and possibly have even touched them, according to David Hemenway, professor of health policy and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).“Just like parents don’t think kids know where the Christmas presents are hidden, the same is true for guns,” he said in a January 28, 2014 interview on ParentMap.com. In studies in which pediatricians asked parents about their children’s knowledge of and experience with guns in the home, most parents didn’t think their kids knew there were guns at home. One-third of the boys, however, reported they had already played with the hidden weapons.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An off-duty Suffolk County police officer was arrested for allegedly driving the wrong way on Sunrise Highway and causing a head-on crash that killed another driver in West Islip early Tuesday morning, authorities said.Robert Scheuerer, an officer in the Third Precinct, was charged with a felony count of reckless endangerment. He is facing additional charges, police said.Major Case Unit detectives said the officer was driving a Nissan Pathfinder eastbound in the westbound lanes when his SUV crashed into a Ford van between exits 39 and 40 at 4:38 a.m.The van caught fire, and its driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s identity was not immediately available.Scheuerer was hospitalized. He will be arraigned at a later date. In the meantime, he was suspended from duty without pay.Detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-6553 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — One Seton Catholic High School student received major kudos from Congressman Anthony Brindisi Tuesday for an app he created. Brindisi explained, “We wanted to introduce this app challenge across the congressional district to really encourage students to take an interest in STEM and developing apps and Luke did a wonderful job that our judges felt really blew them away and we’re so proud to be able to present him with the certificate today and very excited to have him come down to Washington.” Redmore’s app, called Catholic Schools of Broome County, has been up and running for almost a year now. It includes everything from schedules to lunch menus and athletic events for the four county catholic schools. Redmore said, “Just to highlight the community we have here at Seton to just the opportunity we have for students to get involved and make a difference with their community, with their peers and even though we’re a small community all of us can really make a difference so I’m really glad that I got to be a part of that difference.” The challenge was aimed to get students in grades six through 12 to think of an app and design it. Brindisi stopped at Seton Catholic to congratulate Senior Luke Redmore on winning the 22nd Congressional District App Challenge Award back in December. The school district said Redmore’s latest add-on to the app is the creation of a scavenger hunt for elementary school students to use at this weeks S.T.E.A.M. fair on Thursday February 20. This is Redmore’s first app which he said has 1,500 to 2,000 users. Redmore will join students from not only New York, but across the country who also designed apps in their districts down in Washington, D.C. in the coming months. The district said Redmore is one of 15 students to receive the award in New York.
ORVC Weekly Report (October 2-7)Congratulations to the Southwestern Lady Rebels and the South Ripley Lady Raiders on their ORVC Varsity Volleyball Co-Championships!!Congratulations to the Milan Lady Indians on their ORVC Reserve Volleyball Championship!!Congratulations to the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles on their IHSAA Boys Class A Soccer Sectional Championship!!ORVC Report (October 2-7)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
Ghana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, twice qualified for the finals during the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation Pyeongchang InterContinental Cup this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It is the same track where Frimpong made history for his country and began his drive to become the Hope of a Billion when he competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Frimpong’s results this week showed just how far Frimpong has come as a skeleton athlete on the world stage. In 2018, Frimpong finished 30th out of 30 athletes.This week, Frimpong finished 19th and 20th out of 24 athletes beating countries from the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Luxembourg, and New Zealand.The results come despite not having a sliding coach. As his successful sliding season wraps up, Frimpong competed in 12 races and qualified for the finals eleven times. Frimpong currently ranks 76th out of 150 skeleton athletes in the world. He can still move up in the world rankings since only 7 best races are now counted on the world rankings with one more to be added by next weekend. “I made some big improvements this year,” Frimpong said. “I’m proud of what I have accomplished, but there is still so much work ahead of me before the 2022 Olympics. I hope in the upcoming season I can find the support I need to have a sliding coach to make bigger strides for Ghana.“ Qualifying for the Olympics is going to be extremely difficult if I don’t have a sliding coach and the resources of other countries. I trust something good will happen I just have to keep working hard and stay relentless.”“For now, I plan to take a couple of days off to be with my family then start training to prepare for next season. I want to thank my head sponsor, Ghana Gas, whose support has been critical to my growth this season. “Team Murdock Hyundai from Murray, Utah made my traveling to training locally possible since 2017 and my new sponsor, Forever Living Products International has been supporting me with their amazing Aloe Vera products which help with my recovery. Finally, I have to thank everyone who has been part of the Hope of a Billion story this season.”