Ronkonkoma Man Sentenced for Fatal Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Ronkonkoma man was sentenced Wednesday to time served—one year in jail—after he admitted to killing a 21-year-old college student in Brentwood three years ago.Craig Brackley Perkins had pleaded guilty at Suffolk County court in October to leaving the scene of an accident without reporting.The 55-year-old man was driving his Ford pickup truck eastbound on the Long Island Expressway service road when he struck and killed Kieran Smith of Kings Park, whose Nissan had become disabled on Sunday, April 1, 2012, authorities said at the time.A passing driver found the victim’s body on the road hours later and called 911 shortly before 8 a.m. that morning, police have said.Prosecutors have said that Perkins turned himself in days later and admitted his involvement in the crash.Judge Stephen Braslow also sentenced Perkins to 5 years probation and fines.last_img read more

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Det Norske Veritas becomes sole owner of DNV GL

first_imgGermany’s Mayfair VermögensverwaltungSE has sold its 36.5% share in the class society DNV GL to the Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas foundation, making DNV GL the foundation’s sole owner.DNV GL chief executive Remi Eriksen said in a statement that this is a new chapter in DNV GL’s history.“Moving forward with one strong owner with a long-term view and a fully aligned purpose will be good for DNV GL’s customers and employees,” said Eriksen.The DNV GL strategy, ‘Leading towards a digital, agile and efficient future’ remains unchanged. There will also be no changes to the management, organization, name or branding, according to the statement.DNV GL’s headquarters for the Maritime business area will remain in Hamburg.The foundation sees assuming full ownership of DNV GL as the “best investment to fulfil its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment and to realize its strategy.”“The merger between DNV and GL has created significant value, and we are thrilled about the opportunity to invest in DNV GL’s long term success. 100% of the cash generated will remain within the group to support further development and positioning of DNV GL globally,” said Leif-Arne Langøy, chairman of the board of directors of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas.last_img read more

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BIG CHILL 2: GIANT ICICLE ALERT AS SHOPPER HIT ON THE HEAD AND TEMPERATURES HIT -15C

first_imgTRADERS ACROSS THE county are attempting to remove giant icicles from their premises after a shopper was hit on the head in Letterkenny yesterday.At one stage a JCB was being used to remove the frozen droplets after a several other near-misses with shoppers during the day.Our picture – taken this afternoon – shows some icicles which are up to four feet long. The shopper who was hit on the Main Street did not suffer any serious injury – but it is yet another hazard that under-pressure retailers have to deal with during this hellish run up to Christmas.Traders in other towns were also attempting to clear icicles from their premises in case customers are injured.Donegal County Council’s Vincent Lynn asked people to be extra vigilant from icicles in the current climate.“One person has already had a lucky escape and we are asking people to be extra vigilant for falling icicles. “Already other counries have special covers to protect people from falling lumps of snow which we do not have in Ireland.“People should also be careful when the thaw does set in that they are not caugfht beneath this falling snow,” he said.The severe weather is continuinng tonight with snow showers in the north and west of the county and temperatures of -10C.Our roads are once again disastrous tonight and Gardai are appealing to people to slow down.BIG CHILL 2: GIANT ICICLE ALERT AS SHOPPER HIT ON THE HEAD AND TEMPERATURES HIT -15C was last modified: December 21st, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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