West Hempstead Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect was arrested Monday for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 21-year-old woman at gunpoint in West Hempstead three months ago, Nassau County police said.Levar Burton was charged with kidnapping, first-degree rape and sexual abuse. The 24-year-old Amityville man was also charged last week with robbery and sexual abuse stemming from a case in Great Neck earlier this month. And now investigators are asking any other potential victims that might have been targeted by the suspect to come forward.“This individual is misguided,” Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun, a Nassau police spokesman, told reporters during a news conference Tuesday at police headquarters. “His actions are reprehensible.”Police alleged that Burton was masked and armed with a handgun when he approached the first victim on Terminal Road, forced her to drive to an unknown location and sexually assaulted her at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27.The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.Then, at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, Burton approached a 37-year-old woman from behind while the victim was walking on Middle Neck Road, demanded money from the victim and touched her inappropriately before stealing two phones from her and fleeing the scene, police said.LeBrun said that Burton threatened both victims and there was evidence that linked the cases, but he could not be more specific. The suspect worked as a newspaper delivery driver for MRG Distribution, but that it was unclear whether Burton was on the clock at the time of the attacks, he added.He was released last week on $100,000 bail before being arrested Monday for the December incident. Burton will be arraigned Tuesday on the new charges at First District Court in Hempstead.Special Victims Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this suspect to call them at 516-573-4022.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Funeral services today for John Deery Sr.

first_imgCEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Funeral services for John Deery Sr. are today (Monday) at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls.Deery, 88, died Wednesday, July 18 at the age of 88. He founded the Deery Brothers Automotive Group after serving in the United States Marine Corps.Visitation is continued one hour before services at the church. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.Survivors include his wife Marlene; his two sons, John (Jodi) Deery Jr. and Dan (Julie) Deery, both of Cedar Falls; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Edith (Don) Sankey of Rockford, Ill.; a nephew, Brad (Jeanne) Deery of Burlington; and many other nieces and nephews.Memorials may be directed to the church, Cedar Valley Hospice or the Western Home Communities.last_img read more

Michael Schumacher to undergo another surgery

first_imgRelatedPosts Hamilton wins Tuscan Grand Prix Uzoho undergoes successful surgery Schumacher regains consciousness in Paris hospital Seven-time Formula 1 Champion, Michael Schumacher will soon undergo another surgery as part of his treatment with heart stem cells.The family of the former Formula 1 world champion, who maintained absolute secrecy about the state of health of the driver, victim of a serious skiing accident in December 2013 in Méribel (Savoie), did not comment on this information. The French professor and cardiologist Philippe Menasché would be in charge of the intervention, which is part of the experimental treatment with cardiac stem cells that the German has been undergoing for the past year.“The aim is to regenerate Michael’s nervous system,” neurosurgeon Dr. Nicola Acciari told the Italian press, noting that the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver was suffering from muscle atrophy and osteoporosis.Last December, Schumacher was admitted to the continuous monitoring unit of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of the Georges Pompidou European Hospital (Paris).He had consulted Philippe Menasché, a surgeon specialising in cell therapy for heart failure.Since the German champion’s accident, information has been very scarce. In June 2019, Jean Todt, a great friend of “Schumi”, especially since their joint stint with Ferrari, had mentioned Michael.“Michael is very well surrounded, he lives with his family in his house between Geneva and Lausanne. He continues to fight.”At the end of 2018, the former Scuderia Ferrari boss had already told Auto Bild Motorsport that he had watched an F1 Grand Prix (the one in Brazil) alongside “Schumi”.On December 29, 2013, his head hit a rock after a fall during a ski descent.He was in an artificial coma for four weeks and then returned to his home in Switzerland to be with his family. —Tags: MeribelMichael SchumacherPhilippe MenascheSurgerylast_img read more

Boyle says Tipp must look past defeat in upcoming clash

first_imgThat’s the view of manager Brian Boyle, whose side travel to play Derry in Group 2 of the competition tomorrow.The Premier County were narrowly beaten by Galway last weekend.Brian believes the players can recover from that setback… Tipp FM will regular updates on the match, which gets underway at 2.30 on Saturday afternoon.last_img