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Manslaughter charges dropped for deadly bike crash suspect

first_img(WBNG) — A Broome County Grand Jury has dropped charges against Eric N. VanFossen of Endwell in the investigation into the death of a man who was riding his motorcycle recklessly in the town of Union on the night of Aug. 18. Initially, the sheriff’s office arrested 48-year-old John Hughes and charged him with manslaughter in the 2nd degree for extending a shovel onto to the road in an attempt to slow the motorcycle down. VanFossen was charged with manslaughter in the 2nd degree, a class C felony, by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office. “In this case, following an extensive investigation by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office, a Grand Jury reviewed several hours of witness testimony, along with other evidence and video surveillance.  The Grand Jury made the determination, based on their review of this case, the facts, although tragic, did not rise to the level necessary to move forward with criminal charges.”center_img In a statement, the Broome County District Attorney Michael A. Korchak said: VanFossen was arrested and charged later. His charges were dropped on Oct. 15.last_img read more

Coast beach house changes hands for $3m in secret sale

first_img11 Dryandras Court, Casuarina. 11 Dryandras Court, Casuarina.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They wanted to find somewhere that was very private that allowed them plenty of space,” Mr Witheriff said.“I had been speaking to them for a couple of months previously and we’d looked around at half a dozen other homes in the area.“We ruled out six other properties that were on the market.”He said they picked the property and negotiated a sale price with owner Nathan Johnston, who runs luxury home building company Measured Up Builders. 11 Dryandras Court, Casuarina.“It went to contract (within) a week of them seeing the property,” Mr Witheriff said.The home has soaring ceilings with full-length windows, a fireplace at the heart of its living area and Italian tiling in the bathrooms.The pool and basement with workshop, gym, store room and parking for six cars are standout features.Mr Witheriff said it was the highest beachfront sale recorded in Casuarina since before the global financial crisis.center_img 11 Dryandras Court, Casuarina.A BEACHFRONT home at Casuarina has fetched more than $3 million in an off-market sale.The contemporary five-bedroom house, which was designed by Gold Coast architect Paul Uhlmann, was snapped up by a couple from Far North Queensland for $3.25 million.Marketing agent Nick Witheriff, of LJ Hooker Kingscliff, said they were determined to move to the Tweed Coast.last_img read more

PCB is against ICC’s Big Three model

first_img…The current model gives greater power to the BCCI, Cricket Australia and the ECBTHE Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will oppose the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) “Big Three” model ahead of the chief executives committee meeting in April.The “Big Three” model introduced in 2014 saw the ICC give greater financial power to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).While the ICC are trying to make changes, the BCCI recently passed a unanimous resolution to ask them to retain the model until its annual general meeting in June.“A resolution has been passed at the SGM that we will ask ICC to carry on with the existing model where Australia, England and India get the lion’s share of revenue,” ESPN quoted a top official as saying. “We will definitely work out a new model during the London meeting. This was today unanimously passed by the forum.”However, the PCB is against the move with chief Shahryar Khan saying that Pakistan have already suffered due to the revenue model. They will also press a case against the BCCI in May’s meeting for their refusal to play a full bilateral tie against them since 2007.“We were always against the Big Three revenue model,” Khan said, as quoted on CricBuzz. “Pakistan has suffered a lot because of it as India didn’t fulfill the bilateral commitments with us. We will oppose it again if BCCI brings it up for discussion.”“As far as my understanding goes, the final constitution could be formally adopted in June only. The upcoming meetings will decide that.”The chief executives committee meeting of the ICC member boards will take place on 24 April.last_img read more