Heavy Rains to Cause Road ‘Ponding,’ Snarl Tuesday Evening Rush Hour Commute

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Heavy rainfall may help to ease a drought affecting much of Long Island, but it’s also expected to cause large puddles on roadways, leading to Tuesday evening rush-hour traffic delays, forecasters say.Moderate to heavy precipitation that began Tuesday morning is expected to continue through Wednesday night, bringing with it fog and strong wind gusts at times—in addition to more water on roadways than some storm-water drains can handle, forecasters said.“Poor drainage areas will see significant ponding take place which may be exacerbated by leaves clogging the drains,” Upton-based National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists said in a special weather statement.“Expect travel delays from the ponding on area roads and be careful of hydroplaning,” the statement continued. “The evening rush hour will still see significant travel delays due to the rain and ponding on the roadways.”The rain is forecast to taper off from west to east around sunset, the agency said. But there is a 100-percent chance that heavy rains will resume after 3 p.m. Wednesday before skies clear up for the rest of the week.last_img read more

Adult female anoa, two calves die at breeding facility in North Sulawesi

first_imgThe North Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has revealed the death of a female anoa ‒ an endangered animal native to Sulawesi ‒ and two baby anoas in March at the government-run Anoa Breeding Centre in Manado, North Sulawesi. The Manado Environment and Forestry Research and Development Agency, which runs the facility, had previously been adamant not to talk about the animals’ death.“A 9.5-year-old anoa named Ana and her unborn calf died on March 7,” North Sulawesi BKSDA head Noel Layuk told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Noel said that earlier that day, Ana, who had been pregnant for nine months, was in a healthy condition and had yet to show signs of giving birth.“During a checkup, Ana was still seen lying down and interacting with other anoas. There were no changes in behavior and no signs of fluid that indicated she was going to give birth,” he said.Read also: Where are the anoas? Central Sulawesi’s midget buffaloes no longer in sightThe next morning, Ana and her unborn baby were found dead, with Ana’s body caught in the cage.“She was most likely having difficulty getting her body free and became exhausted, causing shortness of breath leading to death. We estimate that it occurred at night when it was dark and raining so the CCTV could not capture the event,” said Noel.The breeding center reported the death of two anoas to the North Sulawesi BKSDA on March 8.Noel added that another calf had also died.”A newborn to a 10-year-old anoa named Denok had died. It was her third calf,” he said, without further elaboration on the time of death.Read also: Conservation hopes high after third anoa born at breeding centerContacted separately on Tuesday, an officer at the center who refused to be identified, declined to comment about the death of Denok’s newborn and even asked the Post not to expose the incident.The center was established by the Environment and Forestry Ministry in 2015 to help boost the declining population of anoa due to hunting and deforestation.The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) included the anoa on its red list of endangered species in 1986. The anoa is also a protected species according to the 1990 law on the conservation of natural resources and ecosystems.There are less than 2,500 adult anoas in Sulawesi’s forests, according to IUCN data. Meanwhile, the breeding center has 10 adult anoas ‒ three males and seven females ‒ as well as three calves, which were born in 2017 and 2018. (aly)Topics :last_img read more


first_imgGene Ellis Strohmier, age 81, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Hospice of Cincinnati Twin Towers in Concinnati, Ohio.Born December 30, 1935 in Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late Harry W. & Ruth Alma (Gold) Strohmier. He was a Veteran of the United States Army.Gene was retired, and had worked for many years in the coal mining industry. He was a member of the Wilbur Dennison Post #2014 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Brookville; as well as the Murat Shrine.Survivors include a son, Mike Strohmier & fiancé Stella Carey of Whiteland, Indiana; a grandson, Joseph M. Strohmier; a step-granddaughter Kimberly Carey; a brother, Glen Strohmier of West Harrison, Indiana.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Strohmier; and a granddaughter, Olivia Ruth Strohmier.Family & friends may visit from 6 until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Curtis Bond will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial with full military graveside honors by the St. Joseph Post #464 of the American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Murat Shrine.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Strohmier family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Lagroon, Grabouski are IMCA Modified winners at Salina’s Mid-America Clash

first_imgSALINA, Kan. (Sept. 30-Oct. 1) – When Mid-America Clash checkers flew at Salina Speedway, Corey Lagroon and Jordan Grabouski both went home with $1,500 checks for their Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature wins.Lagroon worked his way up from seventh in topping the Friday night feature, passing Derrick Brown following a restart after midway in the 25-lapper to earn a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Grabouski, the 2016 national champion, also used a restart to his advantage on Saturday, motoring by Lagroon with 10 circuits left.“Friday was my fifth win at Salina this season,” noted Lagroon. “There were a couple late yellows and Derrick made it close. He had a pretty good run off the final turn.”Brown led early but settled for second. Larry Sutton, Danny Holt and Kurtis Pihl rounded out the top five.A double winner at Salina’s April DirtFest special, Grabouski started inside row six on Saturday and wound up with the win ahead of Lagroon, Danny Morrison, Tyler Frye and Pihl.“We’ve had real good luck at Salina for about the last three years,” he said. “I don’t know what it is about Salina but we sure enjoy going there.”Winners of $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features were Elijah Zevenbergen on Friday and Mike Nichols, another 2016 national champion, on Saturday.Making his first visit to Salina, Zevenbergen started on the pole and led all 25 laps. The 25-lapper ended green, white, checkered with Jason Rogers, Nichols, Mike Petersilie and Casey Woken next across the stripe.Rogers darted inside following the restart but Zevenbergen, less than three weeks removed from his Super Nationals title run, got the lead back and stayed in front to the finish.Nichols started the Saturday show from the eighth spot, worked his way forward before and after an early caution, then swapped the lead back and forth with Zevenbergen before settling in for good.Shawn Harker scored both $750 to win events for the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Dakota Sproul was second and Dustin Daniels third on Friday; Daniels was the runner-up and Greg Metz took third on Saturday.Friday’s $500 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win went to Mike Traskowsky, ahead of Duane Wahrman and Jesse VanLaningham. Eric Cross was the Saturday winner, with Roy Armstrong second and VanLaningham repeated his third-place showing.Scott Spellmeier was also a $300 winner, in Saturday’s Mach-1 Sport Compact main. Zach Bohlmeyer and Richard Crow completed the top three.Sept. 30 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Corey Lagroon; 2. Derrick Brown; 3. Larry Sutton; 4. Danny Holt; 5. Kurtis Pihl; 6. Tyler Frye; 7. Brian Knoell; 8. Mike Petersilie; 9. Justin Gregg; 10. Danny Morrison; 11. Jeff Schroyer; 12. Scott Smith; 13. Randy Wilson; 14. Scott Brown; 15. Jesse Richter; 16. Shane Hiatt; 17. Darrick Klima; 18. Andy Wilkinson; 19. Dave Pedersen; 20. Dylan Book; 21. Clay Sellard; 22. Jeremy Zorn.Stock Cars – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Jason Rogers; 3. Mike Nichols; 4. Mike Petersilie; 5. Casey Woken; 6. Mark Zorn; 7. Tanner Portenier; 8. Jason Davis; 9. Nick Tubbs; 10. Jim Powell Jr.; 11. Colton Miller; 12. Duane Toyne; 13. Angel Munoz; 14. Rick Slothower; 15. Jason Caldwell; 16. Kyle Pfeifer; 17. Matt Haid; 18. Jed Williams; 19. Bob Chalupa; 20. Kyle Vanover; 21. Ron Hartman; 22. Christine Holt.Northern SportMods – 1. Shawn Harker; 2. Dakota Sproul; 3. Dustin Daniels; 4. Rodger Peck; 5. Taylor Metz; 6. Joe Feyen; 7. Matthew Crowell; 8. Curtis Dreasher; 9. Brian Davidson; 10. Tanner Portenier; 11. Daniel Gottschalk; 12. Austin Svoboda; 13. Brock Beeter; 14. Blaine Walt; 15. Brian Barber; 16. Kyle Stallbaumer; 17. Jesse Levin; 18. Fred Traskowsky; 19. Shane Meeks; 20. Tyler Watts; 21. Dustin Thulin; 22. Andrew Wallace.Hobby Stocks – 1. Mike Traskowsky; 2. Duane Wahrman; 3. Jesse VanLaningham; Brandon Beeter; 5. Caleb Davis; 6. Tony Slothower; 7. Byron Glotzbach; 8. Cody Williams; 9. Larry Bouton; 10. Pete Beaumont; 11. Lyle Russell; 12. Jacob Huse; 13. Elliott May; 14. Troy Wachsnicht; 15. Mark Normandin; 16. Eric Cross; 17. Billy McBride; 18. Trevor Holt; 19. Shay Simoneau; 20. G.W. Fuller; 21. Jason Cleveland; 22. Brady Bencken.Oct. 1 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski; 2. Lagroon; 3. Morrison; 4. Frye; 5. Pihl; 6. Hiatt; 7. Sutton; 8. Scott Brown; 9. Mike Nichols; 10. Petersilie; 11. Klima; 12. Schroyer; 13. Shannon Johnson; 14. Smith; 15. Richter; 16. Wilkinson; 17. Derrick Brown; 18. Knoell; 19. Sellard; 20. Holt; 21. Jordy Nelson; 22. Justin Gregg.Stock Cars – 1. Nichols; 2. Zevenbergen; 3. Rogers; 4. Petersilie; 5. Chad Sterling; 6. Williams; 7. Woken; 8. Hartman; 9. Tubbs; 10. Bryan Rigsby; 11. Davis; 12. Pfeifer; 13. Powell; 14. Marlin Hogie; 15. Aaron Corley; 16. Cory Dumpert; 17. Trevor Schmidt; 18. Caldwell; 19. Toyne; 20. Justin Merriman; 21. Slothower; 22. Shaylon Holloway.Northern SportMods – 1. Harker; 2. Daniels; 3. Greg Metz; 4. Austin Svoboda; 5. Stallbaumer; 6. Taylor Metz; 7. Portenier; 8. Davidson; 9. Sproul; 10. Cameron Meyer; 11. Dreasher; 12. Herb Slough; 13. Beeter; 14. Traskowsky; 15. Brad Morris; 16. Justin Svoboda; 17. Shane Meeks; 18. Brian Murphy; 19. Levin; 20. Watts; 21. Gottschalk; 22. Feyen.Hobby Stocks – 1. Cross; 2. Roy Armstrong; 3. VanLaningham; 4. Traskowsky; 5. Beeter; 6. Simoneau; 7. Fuller; 8. Mark Saathoff; 9. Wahrman; 10. Slothower; 11. Bencken; 12. Trevor Haas; 13. Kelly Pihl; 14. Cleveland; 15. Davis; 16. Beaumont; 17. Glotzbach; 18. May; 19. Roberta Normandin; 20. Williams; 21. Huse; 22. McBride.Sport Compacts – 1. Scott Spellmeier; 2. Zach Bohlmeyer; 3. Richard Crow; 4. Joe Baker; 5. Brandon Wise; 6. Dillon Richards; 7. R.J. Maas; 8. Kaylee Dieman; 9. Ronda Mewes; 10. Ashlyn Bird; 11. Bristol McBride; 12. Brooke Russell; 13. Alison Bird; 14. Brandon Merriman; 15. Josh Howard; 16. Cameron Meyer.last_img read more