October 23, 2020

Woman uninjured after her vehicle crashes into the Kennebec River in Gardiner

A tow truck operator hooks up a car Thursday in the Kennebec River in Gardiner. The vehicle left River Avenue struck a utility pole and crossed railroad tracks before flipping over steep embankment into the river. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

GARDINER — A West Gardiner woman was uninjured after her vehicle crashed into the Kennebec River on River Avenue.

Gardiner Police Sgt. Stacey Blair said the crash occurred Thursday in the area of 135 River Ave., where the road takes a slight bend. Blair said in his 20 years of experience he has seen some people crash into the telephone poles, but rarely sees anyone go in the water.

Blair said Jamie-Lynn Leclair, the driver of the 2009 Pontiac that crashed, reported a mechanical error causing her to oversteer around the turn. Her vehicle to cross the center line, hit a telephone pole and roll down a banking

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Disabled man’s bicycle stolen in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Max Sterns and his dad Jeffrey have experienced a range of emotions in the past 24-hours ranging from disappointment and sadness to anger.

Sometime yesterday, a thief stole Max’s bike from the bike rack in front of the downtown Hyatt in St. Petersburg, where he had it locked with a cable.

Max is 20-years old and has a number of ailments including autism and mild cerebral palsey. He can walk, but not very far. The bicycle was his main mode of transporation.

“Heartbroken, shocked. That a bike can be taken away in this city,” said Max. “This bike is my freedom, you know? And, actually, it’s my only way of getting around. And I really take it out every day and I love it.”

Max, his dad and stepmom have been staying at the hotel for the past several days since the birth of his

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Foundation Automotive Corp. Announces Asset Purchase Of Chrysler Dealership In North Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Foundation Automotive Corp., is proud to announce the purchase of the dealership assets of Destination Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram North Shore, adding a new dealership to their presence in British Columbia.  Effective October 1, the dealership will operate under the name Foundation North Vancouver Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.  In this venture, Foundation Automotive will become a part of the North Vancouver automotive market, one of the most dynamic markets in North America.

“High praise to the Destination team for their participation and thank you to everyone at the Foundation team for their relentless support in adding another FCA franchise to the Vancouver area,” says Adam Mounzer, Dealer Partner of Foundation Squamish Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Owing in part to its strong leadership and an all-star executive management team, Foundation Automotive has an innovative business model that has proven resilient

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Rail dining car’s life extended in Minnesota woods

I bought a crew dining car from the railroad yard in Brainerd for $150 in 1966. It had four windows on each side and a door on each end. For $75 I had it transported about 28 miles, including the railroad ties to set it on. I intended to use it for deer and grouse hunting.

The car, located near Motley, Minn., sits on 40 acres. It is 40-by-8 and, despite some weak spots in the walls, made of solid oak. There are spaces for six beds, with cooking facilities and a heater. A restroom is outside with its own shelter.

I have hunted there for 54 years. First with two hunting partners for about 45 of them before they passed. I’ve also hunted with sons, daughters, sons-in-law, and grandsons. We have had so many wonderful years of hunting, taking many deer. There are so many great memories of hunting,

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Man arrested for punching his child’s mother while in car: Solon police blotter

SOLON, Ohio — Domestic violence: US 422

At 10:50 a.m. Sept. 29, Solon police aided state highway patrol officers in investigating a stopped car. The investigation revealed that a man, 21, of Warren, punched his girlfriend, 22. Also in the car was the couple’s 1-year-old child.

Police arrested the man and charged him with domestic violence.

Warrant arrest: S.O.M. Center Road

At 9:15 a.m. Sept. 24, an officer stopped a car that had a cracked windshield. It was subsequently learned that the driver, a Cleveland man, 29, was wanted on a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office warrant.

The man was arrested on the warrant and also cited for marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession, driving with a suspended license, and driving an unsafe vehicle.

Domestic dispute: Arthur Road

At 7:25 p.m. Sept. 24, a woman called police when her daughter, 14, grabbed her during an argument. No charges were filed.

Criminal mischief:

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Founder of nonprofit arrested after brothers, age 9 and 11, are struck and killed

A Southern California community is mourning two brothers, ages 11 and 9, after they were struck and killed by a driver in suburban Los Angeles County, according to authorities.



Two brothers were killed when they were hit by a car, in Westlake Village, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020.


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Two brothers were killed when they were hit by a car, in Westlake Village, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020.

The children were crossing a street in Westlake Village when they were hit by a driver just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.



a traffic light at night: Two brothers were killed when they were hit by a car, in Westlake Village, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020.


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Two brothers were killed when they were hit by a car, in Westlake Village, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020.

The parents were at there at the time, according to the sheriff’s office.

One boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The second boy was taken to a local hospital where he died a few hours later, the sheriff’s office said.



a stop light in a dark room: Two brothers were killed when they were hit by a car, in Westlake Village, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020.


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Two brothers were killed when they were hit by a

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Woman struck by vehicle suffers life-threatening injuries at Boston Public Garden

A woman walking around the Boston Public Garden suffered life-threatening injuries in a car crash on Thursday, according to police and a witness.



a group of people on a sidewalk: BOSTON, MA — OCT. 1: Police investigate a crash with serious injuries at the corner of Boylston and Charles streets in Boston. (Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)


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BOSTON, MA — OCT. 1: Police investigate a crash with serious injuries at the corner of Boylston and Charles streets in Boston. (Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

Police said the call came in at 4:22 p.m. for reports of a person struck at the corner of Boylston and Charles streets. The individual who was hit suffered life-threatening injuries, and authorities were making “full notifications,” which is done when someone either has died or might die.

Witness Antonio Avanti was waiting for the light on Boylston when he heard the crash and then saw smoke. He told the Herald he jumped out of his car and saw what appeared to be a young woman lying on the ground.

The car

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Bicycle Therapeutics Announces Gross Proceeds of $50.0 Million from its At-the-Market Offering Program and Enters into Debt Financing from Hercules Capital

CAMBRIDGE, England & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bicycle Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: BCYC), a biotechnology company pioneering a new and differentiated class of therapeutics based on its proprietary bicyclic peptide (Bicycle®) technology, today announced that it has completed its at-the-market (ATM) offering program initiated during the third quarter, generating gross proceeds of $50.0 million. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as placement agents for the offering.

In addition, Bicycle announced that it has closed a financing with Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) for a term loan of up to $40.0 million in two tranches. Under the terms of the loan and security agreement, an initial tranche of $30.0 million will be fully available at the loan closing, with a minimum draw of $15.0 million.

“I am pleased to announce the successful utilization of our ATM program and our flexible financing with Hercules, which have further

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Car specs explained: Common automotive terms and what they mean

Some car specifications just make sense: “Eight airbags” means a car has eight airbags. But specs like torque, wheelbase and even more familiar ones like horsepower and weight, are often misunderstood in terms of their relevance to the process of selecting a car to buy. Too many car specs are means rather than results.

In this video I define the specs most commonly used in the marketing of cars, explain what each one means, and tell you which ones you can largely ignore. Spoiler alert: That’s a lot of them.   

Honda HR-V specs

A dizzying array of specification numbers arise when you research a car. Not all of them need to be understood as much as experienced.


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I also tackle the lesser-known problem with MPG ratings, explain the increasing relevance of MPGe as electric cars

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How to avoid another Trump-Biden ‘car-crash’ debate

President Trump interrupted opponent Joe Biden more than 70 times in the first debate
President Trump interrupted opponent Joe Biden more than 70 times in the first debate

Among those who tuned in for the first US presidential debate, there is a clear and growing consensus that the first on-air face-off between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was a mess.

For some 90 minutes, the candidates shouted, bickered and largely ignored the topics at hand, despite repeated pleas from moderator Chris Wallace.

And it looks like the Commission on Presidential Debates – the nonpartisan charity that sponsors the events – agrees. On Wednesday, the group said the first debate had “made clear” that additional structure must be added for the remaining two match-ups. One possible change being considered is cutting candidates’ microphones if they try to interrupt each other, according to CBS News.

President Trump has since responded, in a tweet, implying that he would not be willing to accept changes to the format.

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