Union City man charged in fatal Jersey City crash

first_img ×CHARGES FILED IN TONNELLE AVENUE DEATHS — Alex Torres, 31, of Union City, surrendered to authorities after being charged with death by auto from a Feb. 11 crash on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City CHARGES FILED IN TONNELLE AVENUE DEATHS — Alex Torres, 31, of Union City, surrendered to authorities after being charged with death by auto from a Feb. 11 crash on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City JERSEY CITY – Alex Torres, 31, of Union City, surrendered to members of the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit on March 20, and has been charged with two counts of death by auto, two counts of causing death or injury while driving on a suspended license, and three counts of assault by auto, for his involvement in a Feb. 11 crash in Jersey City that killed two Union City residents.He was scheduled for a court hearing on March 22.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the newly formed Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit with the investigation and arrest, as well as the Jersey City Police Department for assisting in the investigation.On Feb. 11 at approximately 3:20 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision in the area of 608 Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City between Manhattan Avenue and North Street. Responding Jersey City police officers found an overturned white 2006 Honda Accord in the northbound lanes of the roadway and a second vehicle, a red 2006 Toyota Corolla, located nearby on the sidewalk of the northbound lanes.The initial investigation showed that there were two fatalities who were passengers in the red vehicle. The first victim was a male, later identified as Mario Guevara, 25, of Union City. The second victim was a female, later identified as Heather Acosta, 24, of Union City. The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 4:10 a.m. In addition, there was a driver and passenger in the red vehicle and also a driver and additional passenger in the white vehicle. All were transported to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.last_img read more

Florida Senate to Vote on New Parental Consent Abortion Bill

first_imgFlorida’s Senate Rules Committee approved a bill Wednesday requiring girls under age 18 to obtain a parent’s permission before having an abortion.The Committee voted 9-7 in favor of the bill, on the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion across the country.The state already has a law requiring that parents of a minor be notified before an abortion is performed. However, bill sponsor Republican Senator Kelli Stargel says, “I believe that parental notification is basically a child just saying, ‘This is what I’m doing,’ I think that consent requires a little bit more of a conversation between the child and the parent — requires a conversation of the ramifications, the pros and the cons, and they can talk through the discussion.”With the new bill, a parent or guardian would have to sign a notarized document consenting to the abortion. In addition, any doctor who performs the procedure on a minor without consent would be found guilty of a third-degree felony, an offense punishable by up to five years in prison.Democrats say the new law is an attempt to further erode abortion rights.“The bill continues a chipping away of women’s rights and that is something we shouldn’t trample on,” according to Democratic Senator Audrey Gibson.There is a provision in the new law that would allow a girl to receive a waiver from a judge in order to have an abortion without a parent’s permission in cases such as abuse, incest, or when obtaining permission is not in the child’s best interest.According to Republican Senate President Bill Galvano, the bill will be heard on the Senate floor next week and will be voted on the following week. A similar House bill is ready for a vote, with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis saying he supports the legislation.last_img read more

USC Security Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Wednesday, Feb. 25, and Thursday, Feb. 26. Crimes against a personat 3:43 p.m. on Feb. 26, a staff member reported she was harassed by an unidentified male while walking near San Pablo Street and Alcazar Street.Crimes against propertyat 1:12 p.m. on Feb. 26, a suspect removed a gym bag from a car at 33rd Street and Hope Street.at 3:16 p.m. on Feb. 26, a suspect removed a cellular phone at General William Lyon University Center.at 5:42 p.m. on Feb. 26, a report was made that a suspect smashed the rear passenger side window of a student’s vehicle at 707 30th St.Miscellaneous incidentsat 8:41 a.m. on Feb. 25, a parking control arm was reported to have lowered and struck a staff member’s vehicle causing damage to the roof and luggage rack at Keck Hospital Parking Building.at 9:45 a.m. on Feb. 26, a suspect was arrested for spitting on a DPS officer at United University Church.at 9:47 a.m. on Feb. 26, a student was transported to the Student Health Center for medical treatment after fainting at Ronald Tutor Campus Center.at 6:23 p.m. on Feb. 26, an abandoned bicycle was impounded at the DPS office at Kaprielian Hall.last_img read more

Warriors’ Steve Kerr prioritizing health over No. 1 seed

first_img“Every once in a while, it’ll just come up that (team director of sports medicine and performance Rick Celebrini) will recommend let’s give somebody a rest,” Kerr said. “Last night it was Steph. He’s been going a couple months straight. Has looked a little tired the last couple of weeks, so it made perfect sense. I think we’ll be better for it in the long run. So within all that, we try to win.” NBA wrap: LaMarcus Aldridge powers Spurs over Celtics to continue hot streak “Health always comes first,” Kerr said (via ESPN.com). “So each player we look at individually.” In that rare blowout loss to a lowly Dallas team, Kerr rested Stephen Curry. Related News Stephen Curry: Surreal that Warriors have won 50 games againcenter_img Home-court advantage throughout the playoffs is important, but it doesn’t mean much if your best players aren’t on the floor — so says Warriors coach Steve Kerr.Before taking on the Pistons on Sunday, Kerr told reporters both DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala would not play despite the team coming off a 35-point loss to the Mavericks the night before to drop into a first-place tie with the Nuggets. But unlike Saturday night, the Warriors rallied Sunday with a 121-114 win over a dangerous Pistons team to move a half-game above Denver atop the Western Conference standings.“We’re just going for the 1-seed and trying to stay healthy and do all that at once,” Kerr said.Golden State (50-23) has nine games left on its schedule, and the road to the top seed looks plenty doable with only two games left against teams currently in the playoff picture (Nuggets and Clippers). Otherwise, the Warriors have two games left against Memphis and one each against the Timberwolves, Hornets, Lakers, Cavaliers and Pelicans.last_img read more