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  • Hundreds Gather for Funeral of Teenage Bristol Boxer Who Died Suddenly in His Sleep

    04/12/2023 1:00:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    itv News ^ | Wednesday 12 April 2023
    ITV West Country's Annie Knowlson reports on Jude Moore from his funeral as his loved ones bid him a final goodbye after his sudden and unexpected death Hundreds lined the streets of Bristol today to pay their respects to Bristol boxer Jude Moore who died last month. The funeral was held at Bristol Cathedral, with family, friends and loved ones paying tribute to the young man. Mr Moore, who came from the Fishponds area of the city, died suddenly in his sleep on 17 March. The 19-year-old was a two-time National Champion (Schools 2017 and Juniors 2019) and represented the...
  • 911 call deliberate act to lure Bristol (CT) police officers to scene: state police (2 dead one injured)

    10/13/2022 12:19:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Two police officers who were shot dead in Bristol were apparently lured to a home by an emergency call about possible domestic violence between two brothers, authorities said Thursday. Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould said Sgt. Dustin DeMonte, 35, and Officer Alex Hamzy, 34, were killed. Officer Alec Iurato, 26, was wounded and underwent surgery at St. Francis Hospital. He has since been released from the hospital. State police Sgt. Christine Jeltema said the officers were responding to a report of domestic violence at about 10:30 p.m. when they encountered someone outside the house and shots were fired. State police...
  • Talented University Student Dies While Celebrating End of Exams

    02/09/2022 3:25:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 9 FEB 2022 | Tom Bedford
    George loved singing, dancing and acting but his family said his real love was science and he was studying biochemistry A talented university student who acted with comedy star Jack Whitehall collapsed and died while celebrating the end of his university exams. George Franks-Herbert, 18, was in a nightclub in the early hours when he became ill and could not be revived by paramedics on February 1. Police have ruled out foul play and his heartbroken family, from Pontyclun, have been told he died from a “medical event”. Tributes flooded in for George, an extra in TV’s Casualty who worked...
  • 4 acquitted in toppling of British slave trader statue

    01/06/2022 12:24:02 AM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 05 January 2021 | uncredited AP
    LONDON (AP) — Four anti-racism demonstrators were cleared Wednesday of criminal damage in the toppling of a statue of a 17th-century slave trader during a Black Lives Matter protest in southwestern England. Protesters used ropes to pull down the bronze statue of Edward Colston and dump it in Bristol’s harbor on June 7, 2020.... ...Graham, Ponsford and Willoughby were caught on closed-circuit television passing the ropes around the statue that were used to pull it down, while Skuse was accused of orchestrating a plan to roll it into the harbor....
  • Biden calls pro-Trump hecklers "chumps" while calling for unity at rally in Bristol, PA.(video)

    10/25/2020 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
  • Pro-Trump group crashes Biden drive-in rally in Pennsylvania

    10/24/2020 4:06:11 PM PDT · by LoveMyFreedom · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2020 | Audrey Conklin
    A parade of people backing President Trump on Saturday crashed Democratic nominee Joe Biden's drive-in rally in Bristol, Penn. The former vice president called the band of Trump supporters parked outside his rally "chumps" while addressing the crowd.
  • 'What a joke he is:' Bubba Wallace upset after Michael McDowell crashes him out of All-Star qualifier

    07/15/2020 5:14:18 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 93 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/15/2020 | bromberg
    Michael McDowell ruined Bubba Wallace’s chances at advancing to NASCAR’s Cup Series All-Star Race on Wednesday night. McDowell turned his car left on the straightaway and turned Wallace into the wall during the first segment of the qualifying race for the main event at Bristol. McDowell was apparently unhappy with a bump that Wallace had just made to make a pass. McDowell was trying to block Wallace to keep him behind. But Wallace used his bumper to get past and McDowell looked like he took offense.
  • British anti-racism protestors call for destruction of Giza Pyramids

    06/23/2020 8:33:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | June 8, 2020 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    British anti-racism protestors called for the destruction of Egypt's Giza Pyramids on Sunday, after tearing down a statue of a slave trader in the city of Bristol and throwing it in the Avon river, CNN reported Monday. The pyramids have been among the most frequently discussed topics in the UK over the past several hours, inspired by controversy over who built them. Protesters tore down the statue of British slave trader Edward Colston on the second day of protests condemning racism in the UK, part of a response to the killing of George Floyd, an African American man, by a...
  • Bristol bans diesel cars from 2021 in bid to improve air quality

    11/05/2019 4:53:38 PM PST · by fruser1 · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 5 November 2019 | unknown
    All privately owned diesel vehicles will be barred from entering the proposed city centre clean air zone for eight hours a day. Mayor Marvin Rees saying they had a "moral, ecological and legal duty" to cut pollution Drivers breaking the ban will be fined. Diesel-powered commercial vehicles like buses, taxis and heavy goods vehicles will also face restrictions but efforts will be made to minimise disruption. "at least 300 people a year are dying because of air pollution". The decision was not universally popular, with councillors expressing concerns over whether it would become harder to get to hospital.
  • People Flee as UK Hotel Collapses in Huge Blaze

    07/18/2019 7:42:14 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 16:55 18.07.2019
    People Flee as UK Hotel Collapses in Huge Blaze (Video, Photos) © Photo: Avon Fire & Rescue Ser/twitter EUROPE 16:52 18.07.2019(updated 16:55 18.07.2019) Get short URL120 Smoke from the incident on Wednesday night caused issues on the M5, resulting in visibility problems for motorists driving in the Bristol area. It has still not been confirmed that no one was left in the building when it collapsed. Guests and staffers had to flee the Premier Inn premises in Bristol after a fire broke out on Wednesday night, with the inferno growing to such an extent that the building later collapsed and...
  • New I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange opens in Bucks County

    10/03/2018 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Bucks Local News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Bucks Local News
    BRISTOL TOWNSHIP >> The long-awaited interchange connecting Interstates 95 and 276 (the PA Turnpike) in Bucks County is officially open. Officials from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Pa. Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and representatives from ground-transportation agencies in neighboring states gathered on Friday to commemorate completion of major, Stage 1 components of the Turnpike/Interstate 95 Interchange Project. “Motorists who travel in this area have been waiting a long time to realize the benefits this direct link will bring, namely reduced congestion on Bucks County roadways and improved traffic flow in the Philadelphia region and the...
  • 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

    08/13/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    AP News ^ | August 12, 2018
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around,” Sonneborn said in a recent televised gubernatorial...
  • I-95 Redesignated as I-295 in Mercer County Starting in 2018

    01/14/2018 1:06:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Construction Equipment Guide ^ | January 8, 2018 | CEG
    New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced the section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey from the Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River to the Route 1 Interchange in Mercer County will be redesignated as I-295 in early 2018.This change is part of a larger project in which a new interchange is being constructed to connect I-95 to I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol Township, Pa. The Pennsylvania Turnpike connects to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6 via the New Jersey Turnpike Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension in Florence, N.J. When the new I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange...
  • Last Concorde's final ride: Supersonic jet's first 'passengers' go on board (tr)

    10/17/2017 3:34:26 PM PDT · by DFG · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/2017 | Mark Duell
    She was the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly. But now, 14 years after her final flight, the public can board Concorde Alpha Foxtrot once again today as she goes on display at a £19million new home in Bristol. The Anglo-French supersonic plane, which could cross the Atlantic in three hours, can be seen at aviation heritage museum Aerospace Bristol, which opens today. The museum promises that visitors will be 'wowed by a dramatic projection show on to the supersonic jet that tells the story of Concorde and what it was...
  • Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight (reopened early in March)

    04/01/2017 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 9, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight Crossing was closed for seven weeks as fractured truss member was repaired. Officials from the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) today announced that they expect to reopen the jointly owned Delaware River Bridge sometime late tonight. The 1.25-mile-long bridge, which carries traffic between the two states, first closed Jan. 20 when a complete fracture was discovered in the superstructure beneath the westbound lanes on the Pennsylvania side in Bristol Township, Bucks County. “Many people were greatly inconvenienced by this closure over the last seven weeks, and...
  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • ‘Rotherham-Style’ Abuse Scandal: Police Accused of Failing to Act

    09/01/2016 11:17:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Police in Telford have been accused of ignoring child sex abuse after it emerged volunteers have been passing evidence of grooming to them for three years. Officers have been criticised for failing to make progress on sex gangs in the town, dubbed the “child sex capital of Britain”, while sitting on 150 pages of abuse allegations. One victim who was forced to have sex with a string of men told The Mirror: “The police have betrayed the children of this town for a second time. “I dread to think how many victims there have been over the years ... “It...
  • Street Preachers Arrested in UK in Front of Cheering Crowd: Video

    07/09/2016 11:45:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    BRISTOL, UK — Among cheering crowds, four street preachers were arrested in the UK on Wednesday for causing a “disturbance” while exhorting men to “obey God and keep His commands.” The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center, while others engaged passersby in conversation and/or held gospel signs. Some of those joining Overd in the evangelism effort included American citizens visiting the country to share the gospel. “The purpose of mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him,” Overd preached, according to recorded footage of their arrest. “You need to...
  • The Latest: Military: Tennessee gunman had served in Army

    07/08/2016 3:47:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | 07/08/2016 | ap
    <p>6:30 p.m.</p> <p>The man accused of killing one person and wounding three others in an attack in Tennessee had served in the military in the late 1990s.</p> <p>Army spokeswoman Jennifer R. Johnson says in an email that Lakeem Keon Scott served in the Army from January 1998 to June 1999. His full service record was not immediately available, and the circumstances of his discharge were not immediately clear.</p>
  • Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    07/08/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2016
    Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, revealed he was troubled by several incidents across the U.S. Scott, who is black, was wounded in the shootout with police, remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged....