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Jerry Lewis, Dead at 91

Monday, 21 August 2017 06:58 MH
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Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.

Publicist Candi Cazau says Lewis passed away Sunday morning of natural causes at age 91 in Las Vegas with his family by his side.

Lewis first became a star in a duo with Dean Martin, entertaining audiences in nightclubs, on television and in the movies. After their split in 1956, he starred in and directed a slew of hit films such as “The Nutty Professor.”

Later generations knew him primarily as the tireless conductor of the Labor Day weekend telethons to raise funds for victims of muscular dystrophy. Lewis retired from making movies in 1995, but returned as star of the 2016 drama “Max Rose.”

(The Associated Press)

 

Rider Injured in Crash Near Lakeshore

Monday, 21 August 2017 06:56 MH
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Essex County OPP continue to investigate a serious motorcycle crash near Lakeshore.

Last evening, a 54 year old man lost control of his bike on Essex County Road 27. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say further informaiton will be

released as it becomes available.

(MH)

 

Human Remains ID's as Missing Brantford Man

Monday, 21 August 2017 06:51 MH
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Human remains, found on the Oneida of the Thames First Nation have been confirmed as those of 48 year old Douglas Hill.

The Brantford man was reported missing in late June and police quickly began a suspicious death investigation. So far, 4 people have been arrested in connection to the

death. A 17 year old girl, who cannot be named because of her age, is charged with second degree murder. Police say the investigation continues.

(MH)

 

Solar Eclipse Today

Monday, 21 August 2017 06:48 MH
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There will many eyes on the skies today as a solar eclipse will partially block out the sun for most of North America. The US will get the best show with many states experiencing a total eclipse.

Here in Southern Ontario, a partial eclipse is the best we can hope for, it's expected to begin around 1:00 pm, peak around 2:30 and be all wrapped up around 4. Viewing parties are being held right across the continent. You are reminded to use special eclipse sunglasses to view the celestial event, or risk serious eye injuries.

Windsor is closing its six outdoor pools this afternoon because of the eclipse.

The city's aquatics manager says it's a precautionary move due to the fact swimmers would be unlikely to resist looking up at the sky, even without protective eyewear.

Morning and evening swimming hours will not be affected.

 

Two Motorcyclists Dead In Seperate Incidents Friday

Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:08 Megan
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Police would like to remind drivers to give motorcycles their space, as two people on motorcycle's died last night in separate incidents.

The first one happened around 7:25 p.m. at the intersection of Dundas Street and Churchhill Place in Woodstock.

A 46 year old male was driving his Harley eastbound on Dundas when it collided with a Ford van.

The driver of the motorcycl was ejected and died as a result of his life threatening injuries.

The second incident happened about two hours earlier where OPP were called to a collision on the 401 just west of Foldens Line. The bike was travelling westbound when it struck the rear of a Toyota vehicle that was stopped in the middle lane. The female driver was also ejected and she was pronounced deceased in hospital. The initial collision caused a domino effect where three other vehicles were stopped ahead of the Toyota car.

Both names of the victims are not being released until next of kin is notified.

Investigations are both on going.

(Meghan Spotswood)

 

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