Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are searching for an armed assailant who shot a teenager in Copiague early Saturday morning, police said. The 14-year-old male victim was standing outside a residence on West Prospect Street at 1:10 a.m. when he was shot in the leg by an unknown suspect, police said. The teen, who was not identified, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was treated and released, police said. The investigation is continuing, police said. Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
The Guardian 21 May 2015The Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition.The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity.The motion, which was passed by Blackburn Diocese last month, calls on the House of Bishops to consider whether it should introduce a new service to mark the milestone in the life of a trans person. A spokesperson for the Archbishops’ Council confirmed that the motion had been received, but said it would not be debated imminently.Newlands urged the church to take the lead on welcoming a group that suffered high levels of discrimination.He said he knew a number of trans people though his work with LGBT organisations. “It’s an absolute trauma to go through this, with the surgery, as people get a lot of transphobic bullying. The church needs to take a lead and be much more proactive to make sure they are given a warm welcome.”The motion had “captured people’s imagination”, he said, and already gathered a large amount of support. It has been passed by the parochial church council, the Deanery Synod and the Blackburn Diocese, which covers Lancashire.http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/21/proposal-for-transgender-baptism-to-go-before-church-of-england?utm_source=Christian+Concern&utm_campaign=c51c641cf1-WN-2015-05-23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e164371ca-c51c641cf1-127299873
Congratulations to the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles and the Batesville Bulldogs in winning this year’s Ripley County Tournament. Jac-Cen-Del was led to a 52-49 win over South Ripley by tournament MVP Mariah Day. The Eagles got to the championship game by defeating the Batesville Bulldogs on Wednesday night. South Ripley got to the championship game with an earlier win over the Milan Indians.On the boys side of the tournament, Batesville had a much easier time as they defeated Milan 65 to 48 in the championship game. The Bulldogs had a great team effort in winning the championship over the Indians. Batesville was sparked by the long-range shooting of tournament MVP Austin Siefert. Batesville got to the final game by defeating Jac-Cen-Del 69-46. Milan earned their way to the championship game with a last-second 3-point play by Orrin Schmitt in their 62-60 win.Congratulations to both winning schools!
A Tesla was on auto pilot while traveling down SR 7 (US441) in Delray Beach ten seconds before it struck a big rig that had pulled out in front of it.That according to the National Transportation Safety Board.The Tesla Model 3 had Autopilot active in the seconds before it crashed into a semi truck in March, killing the driver, the National Transportation Safety Board reported on Thursday.Jeremy Banner was driving his Model 3 on a divided four-lane highway in Palm Beach County, Florida. As the car approached a driveway, a semi truck pulled out in front of the car, making a left-hand turn from the driveway to the opposite travel lanes.The Tesla was moving at 68mph (110km/h) and slid under the truck’s trailer. The trailer sheared off the top of the car, killing Banner. The vehicle continued down the road for another 1,600 feet (500m) before coming to a rest in the median.