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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Rolling Thunder MC member hit by pickup truck

Henderson, KY (May 24, 2023) - A member of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, was hit by a pickup truck and sent to the hospital, according to witnesses. According to the president of the chapter, Tim Centers, the crash happened while en route to crossing the blue bridge into Indiana.

Tim Centers witnessed a pickup truck run a red light at the intersection of 4th and J.R. Miller Blvd in Owensboro. 73-year-old Boots Alton Edwards was hit by the pickup in the intersection. 

Witnesses say several members had to swerve to avoid getting hit. Edwards was taken to Owensboro Regional Health for injuries to his chest, arms, and hands. Edwards is a Navy veteran. 

The president of the Kentucky Rolling Thunder chapter, Jim De-Armond, says ten members were in the motorcycle convoy. He said Edwards is expected to recover and soon be released from the hospital.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Two Killed in Explosion at VA Hospital

West Haven, Connecticut (November 13, 2020) - Two people were killed in an explosion at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in West Haven on Friday morning.

West Haven Police and Connecticut State Police responded to the scene at the request of the city’s fire marshal. 

Officials on scene said that one of the deceased was a hospital employee and the other was an outside contractor.

A spokesperson for the VA told News 8 the incident was due to a leak in the steam plant, which is not part of the hospital building. The pair was fixing the leak when the explosion occurred.

It is unclear exactly what happened.

State police told the Associated Press they are sending three detectives from their fire and explosion investigation unit.

Smoke could be seen coming from the building when News 8 arrived.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Roudebush Cited for Inadequate COVID-19 Protocol

Indianapolis, IN (September 11, 2020) VRI - Federal job site investigators say the people caring for military veterans suffering from COVID-19 in Indianapolis weren’t well protected from the deadly virus during the early days of the pandemic.

The Roudebush Medical Center is where the men and women who served in our armed forces go for their medical care, but a report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found problems with the way workers were protected responding to the early waves of potential COVID-19 patients coming to the hospital for treatment.

Three complaints labeled serious found that in March Roudebush did not provide surgical masks or face shields for employees involved in screening protocols, did not provide appropriate respirators for workers at the release of information desk or the Cardiology department or those who stood at the hospital entrances and screened everyone walking in the door.

Since the start of the pandemic, Roudebush has treated 503 coronavirus patients and 55 of them have died. Placing Roudebush at number 12 in the nation for mortality among all VA medical centers.

The OSHA violation notice was filed Tuesday and gives Roudebush 15 days to prove its corrected the “unsafe or unhealthful working conditions.” However, since these violations date back six months, it’s possible the appropriate personal protective equipment was provided long ago.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Indiana 9/11 Memorial Gets Donation

Indianapolis, IN (September 8, 2020) - American Legion posts from across Indiana have donated $50,000 for a planned expansion of the downtown Indianapolis memorial to the September 11th terrorist attacks.

That donation will be presented Friday, on the attacks' 19th anniversary, during an event at the memorial to kick off fundraising efforts for the $450,000 project. Donations for the expansion are tax-deductible and the project will receive no public funds.

The decade-old Indiana 9/11 Memorial was dedicated to the first responders and people who perished in the attacks. It includes parts of two steel beams taken from the ruins of the World Trade Center.

The planned expansion will allow it to memorialize the more than 5,000 U.S. military service members who have died fighting terrorism in the past two decades. It will also honor U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Tim Maude, a Hoosier serving at the Pentagon who was the most senior service member killed that day.

In addition, the expansion will add an 800-pound piece of Indiana limestone from the Pentagon crash site and a “Survivor Tree” from the World Trade Center. The aim is to complete the expansion and re-dedicate the site on the attacks' 20th anniversary, on Sept. 11, 2021.