October 22, 2018

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Friday, October 19, 2018

** New Jersey EMT dies months after severe beating


** A New Jersey EMT/ambulance supervisor from Freehold is dead months after being subjected to a severe beating outside his apartment building on May 1st of this year. That is the word from the Associated Press (October 19) which said Jerry Wolkowitz, 56, who was in long term care, died Thursday from kidney failure. According to the news site. Wolkowitz, who also worked as a news photographer, was the son of Holocaust survivors.  His alleged assailant, Jamil Hubbard, 26, has been charged with both murder and theft. Along with attacking Wolkowitz physically, Hubbard is accused of running the man over with his SUV. There is no word on a possible motive for the attack.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

** Mississippi medic charged with sexual battery


** A Mississippi medic from Jackson County has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female patient in his care. That is the word from Fox 10 News (October 17) which said police arrested James Lavelle Walley, 54, Wednesday for sexual battery. According to the news site, Walley, who works for ASAP Ambulance Service,  was transporting a 38-year-old woman to hospital on September 16th when the incident allegedly occurred. Upon arrival at the hospital, the woman said she had been sexually assaulted. The Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division continues to look into the accusation. Walley, meanwhile, remains in jail pending the posting of a $20,000 bond.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

** 2 Manitoba lakes named after paramedic pair LODDs


** Manitoba has named two lakes after a pair of paramedics killed 23 years ago after the ambulance they were in collided with a semi-trailer. That is the word from a press release put out by the National Union of Public and General Employees (October 17) which said the announcement was commemorated at a ceremony in Beausejour Monday. According to the release, Keith Barrie Lake and Cuadros Lake, named after Manuel Cuadros, are about 45 – 60 kilometres northwest of Lynn Lake. The application for the naming was spearheaded by the Manitoba Paramedic Honour Guard. Both Barrie and Cuadros died July 27, 1995.

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