North Amityville Teen Charged With Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager was arrested for shooting and killed a 28-year-old man in their North Amityville home on Tuesday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.Tephonte SmithTephonte Smith, 18, was charged with second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged Smith killed Rashad Woolridge in their Avon Drive home, where Woolridge was found dead from a gunshot wound at 12:40 p.m.Smith will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img

Yasmani Grandal, Pedro Baez reportedly agree to one-year deals with Dodgers, avoid arbitration

first_imgMeanwhile, Baez, also 29, has been a key piece of the Dodgers’ bullpen each of the past three years, posting a 3.10 ERA with 207 strikeouts over 189 innings. He disintegrated in the second half of last season, however, and was left off the roster for each of the Dodgers’ three postseason series. LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have reportedly reached agreement on one-year contracts with two of their seven players who had filed for arbitration.Catcher Yasmani Grandal agreed to a one-year, $7.9 million deal, avoiding arbitration in his final year of eligibility. The 29-year-old Grandal can become a free agent next winter. In addition, reliever Pedro Baez has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract for the 2018 season.The Dodgers have five remaining potential arbitration cases – pitchers Alex Wood, Tony Cingrani and Josh Fields, outfielder Joc Pederson and utilityman Kike’ Hernandez. Players and teams are scheduled to exchange salary figures Friday but the sides can continue to negotiate right up to a potential arbitration hearing in February.Acquired from the San Diego Padres in a December 2014 trade, Grandal has been the Dodgers’ primary catcher each of the past three seasons, batting .237 with a .780 OPS and 65 home runs, including 22 last season (tied for third on the team). But he slumped offensively in the second half and led the majors with 16 passed balls for the season. During the postseason, Austin Barnes moved ahead of Grandal and started 13 of the Dodgers’ 15 postseason games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Steelers’ Hayward, Jets’ Smith fined for abusive language

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) fends off Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little after a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/David Richard)NEW YORK (AP) – Geno Smith shouted a couple of mighty expensive expletives.The New York Jets quarterback was fined $12,000 by the NFL on Friday for cursing at a fan after the team’s game against Detroit last Sunday.Pittsburgh defensive lineman Cameron Heyward also got in trouble with his mouth, docked $22,050 for using abusive language toward an official during the Steelers’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday.Smith was walking off the field following the 24-17 defeat when he glared at a heckler in the stands and yelled at him, twice using an expletive. The fine issued by the league was for unsportsmanlike conduct.The second-year quarterback immediately apologized after the game, but acknowledged during the week that he would likely be fined for his actions. Cleveland rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel received a similar fine from the league during the preseason for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline.In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith walks off the field after losing 24-17 to the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Frustrated after a third straight loss and calls for his backup increasing, Smith was caught by a TV camera yelling an expletive at a heckler in the stands as he walked off the MetLife Stadium field following a 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)“Always be above the situation,” Smith said Wednesday. “Never let people get to you. Never let anyone’s words affect you in that manner. So I’ve just learned, and it’s something I’ve already known, but (I’ve) just got to handle those situations better.”Smith has declined to say what the fan said to him that set him off. Owner Woody Johnson said Thursday he was disappointed by Smith’s actions, saying they were “absolutely unacceptable.” But, he also was confident Smith would never again put himself in a similar situation.Coach Rex Ryan wouldn’t say whether Smith would face additional discipline from the team.“We’ll handle it the way we see appropriate,” Ryan said. “And again, when we’re ready to let you know what our decision is, we’ll let you know.”Houston’s J.J. Watt was fined $16,537 for roughing the passer against Buffalo. The star defensive end was called for penalties twice after hitting Bills quarterback EJ Manuel in the knee area.San Diego left tackle King Dunlap and Jacksonville defensive end Alan Branch were each fined $8,268 for their fight during the Chargers’ 33-14 win last Sunday.Chicago guard Kyle Long was also docked $8,268 for unnecessary roughness in the Bears’ loss to the Green Bay Packers.___AP NFL websites: and read more

Saint Martin’s Announces Co-speakers for the 2016 Commencement

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Distinguished alumni Armandino “Dino” A. Batali ’59 and Terence Monaghan ’62 will share the Commencement speaker role when they address the Class of 2016 during the graduation ceremony Saturday, May 7, at Saint Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way SE., in Lacey.“Both Dino Batali and Terry Monaghan have excelled as Saint Martin’s alumni.  Their gift of time, their incredible talent, and their amazing courage have helped make Saint Martin’s an outstanding university,” says President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “ We thank them for their generosity and for their leadership and service on our Board of Trustees and as active alumni.  They exemplify what it means to be called a ‘Saint.’”Armandino Batali is one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 Saint Martin’s commencement.Armandino Batali graduated from St. Martin’s College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Medical studies. His career spanned three years in the pharmaceutical industry and then some 32 years at Boeing, primarily in the field of Process Engineering and Quality Engineering. He spent about 15 years in Europe, living in Spain and England in Senior Management. He developed sources for the Boeing Commercial Unit, providing technical support to the many European and Middle East countries production facilities that were contracted to produce parts and assemblies for Boeing.  He retired in 1996. It was time for a second career.Batali and his wife, Marilyn, a nurse practitioner, opened Salumi, a small restaurant and deli in Pioneer Square in Seattle some 100 yards from where his grandfather Angelo Merlino opened the first food import business in the Northwest, in 1903.  The intent of this second career was to provide real homemade Italian Foods and specialty cured meats enhanced by his experiences working with butchers in Italy and Spain.The couple’s son, Mario, is a renowned chef who is co-host of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “The CHEW” and operates approximately 30 restaurants around the world, in conjunction with his partner, Joe Bastianich. Dino Batali supported Gala, Saint Martin’s University’s signature fundraising event for scholarships, for the past 5 years, serving as chair of the event and providing several top chefs as Gala highlighters, including his son, Mario.Terence Monaghan joins Armandino on the stage for Saint Martin’s Commencement.Terence Monaghan graduated in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Saint Martin’s College. His career in engineering included serving as President of VECO Engineering, a multinational firm based in Anchorage, Alaska, with offices worldwide. He retired in 2000.A member of the Saint Martin’s University Board of Trustees since 2003, Monaghan has served the board in various capacities, including as president and as a member of several board committees, including the Facilities Committee, Institutional Advancement, Executive Committee, as chair of the Committee on Trustees and as co-chair of the Engineering Campaign Committee.  His honors and awards include receiving the Saint Martin’s College Distinguished Alumni for Professional Achievement in 1996, the Utility Contractors Association’s Engineer of the Year recognition and the Engineers Council’s National Award. Monaghan served in the military with the U.S. Marine Corps.The Monaghans have owned homes in Lacey, Washington and Beaux Village, Washington, where he once served as mayor, Blaine, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska. For a time, Monaghan and his wife, Mary Louise ’60, lived in and owned a farm in Ireland. Proceeds from the sales of their various properties and investments have been donated to Saint Martin’s. They continue to be active financial supporters of the University. The Monaghans have three children and six grandchildren, three of whom currently attend Saint Martin’s University.Both speakers will be recipients of a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.last_img read more