August 15, 2020

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

** Missouri EMT trainee, shot in June at a restaurant, released from hospital

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A Missouri EMT trainee from St. Louis County is now out of hospital after being shot at a St. John Applebees June 23rd. KSDK (Ashley Cole/August 10) said Arlydia Bufford, who is also a firefighter, was released from hospital after a lengthy stay for physical therapy and rehab. According to the news site, a contingent of EMTs and firefighters escorted her from the facility to her home. Bufford, who wants to return to work by early next year, was just one of three women shot that night. One died, while the other continues to recover. Police said suspect Courtney Washington, 28, has no apparent connection to the women. He has been charged with first-degree murder and remains in jail pending the posting of a $1 million cash bond.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

** Texas EMT arrested after truck crashes into house, critically injuring young girl

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A Texas paramedic from Kerrville has been arrested and charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury after a Thursday accident which critically wounded an 8-year-old girl. KENS5 (Erin Rodriguez/August 7) said Isaac Rodriguez Barboza Jr., 23, was taken into custody shortly after his pickup truck crashed into an area home. According to the newspaper, the vehicle bashed through a wall around 11 p.m. in the girl’s bedroom. She was medevaced to San Antonio. Barboza, who has worked with the Kerrville Fire Department since October 28, 2019, remains at the Kerr County Jail pending the posting of a $65,000 bond.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

** Virginia medic sentenced to jail time for driving death of woman

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A Virginia medic from Stafford County will spend the next year in jail after being convicted of causing the death of a woman after running a red light. The Free Lance Star (Keith Epps/August 6) said William V. Watson, 42, was handed a seven-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter earlier this week, with six years suspended. According to the newspaper, Watson was behind the wheel of the ambulance on September 17, 2018 when he hit the Nissan Quest being driven by Margaretta Ann Davis, 64. At one point prior to the main collision, he left the road entirely before running a red light and forcing Davis’ vehicle into a tree. She died at the scene. The ambulance also hit a second car, but no one was injured. Watson claimed the sun was in his eyes, making it difficult to navigate the road. Although lit up, his siren was not on while he traveled 65 mph in a 45mph zone. In addition to incarceration time, US Navy veteran Watson was also given a 12-month suspended jail sentence for reckless driving and was fined $100 for failing to obey a traffic light. He began serving his time Thursday.

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