New Jersey police officer rescues teddy bear after 12-year-old with autism calls 911

first_imgWABC-TV(WOODBRIDGE, N.J.) — A boy with autism who called 911 to report that his beloved teddy bear was missing was connected with just the right officer to conduct a search and rescue response to recover the stuffed animal.Woodbridge Police officer Khari Manzini responded to the New Jersey home of 12-year-old Ryan Paul last week after Ryan placed a phone call to emergency dispatchers, telling them that Freddy, his handheld-sized friend, hadn’t been seen in some time, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.Ryan lost the brown bear while playing in his room, but decided that first responders would be a better option than his parents to help find him, News 12 New Jersey reported.Ryan’s father, Robert Paul, told WABC-TV he was shocked at first to learn that his son had made the call.“I said, ‘Ryan, did you call 911?’” Paul said, prompting his son to reply, “Teddy bear rescue.”Manzini, who has received special training in autism recognition and response, found Freddy once he arrived to the Pauls’ home. It is unclear exactly where the teddy bear was located.“We found the teddy bear, the teddy bear was OK,” Manzini said. “He was in safe hands, no injuries, nothing like that.”Cameras caught the moment Ryan hugged the officer, thanking him for saving his teddy bear. Manzini told News 12 that getting to know the residents and making them feel comfortable is a “major part” of his job.Paul took to Facebook to thank Manzini for his “kindness and understanding” as well as the emergency dispatcher who called the right officer to their home.“I’m glad that we have such a fine and caring police department,” Paul wrote. The firefighter joked that he was “offended” that his own son didn’t enlist his help in the rescue.Paul told News 12 that he’s proud of his son for knowing what to do in an emergency, adding that they need to work on fine-tuning the skill to use in an actual emergency.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Indiana, Michigan squarely in the middle of the pack when it comes to COVID…

first_img Facebook Indiana, Michigan squarely in the middle of the pack when it comes to COVID restrictions By Tommie Lee – June 9, 2020 0 435 WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleDowagiac home catches fire after child plays with lighter, sets pile of clothing ablazeNext articleIndiana BMV to resume walk-in service in mid-June Tommie Lee CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Indiana National Guardsmen, local law enforcement and civilian personnel, partner together to conduct COVID-19 testing throughout north east Indiana on April 27, 2020. (Photo by Cpl. Hannah Clifton) It turns out Indiana and Michigan are right in the middle of the road among states when it comes to coronavirus restrictions.A number of different considerations went into the report, posted at WalletHub and using data reported through Monday.Both of the Dakotas and Wisconsin had the fewest public restrictions, with California and New Hampshire having the most.Indiana and Michigan were ranked 24th and 25th, respectively.The data included considerations like whether child-care programs and restaurants were reopened in the state, and the details of any shelter-in-place orders.You can view the full report here. Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse football’s 45-20 loss to South Florida

first_imgSyracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) dropped its matchup with South Florida (3-0, 1-0 American Athletic), 45-20, after leading 17-0 in the first quarter. The Orange struggled to capitalize after scoring two touchdowns and a field goal in that first frame.Here’s what we learned.Orange is the new fast… on defenseSouth Florida just spent 8 minutes 11 seconds to score six touchdowns against Syracuse. That’s an average of about 1 minute 21 seconds of possession per touchdown. And that’s still better than Louisville last week, who averaged 59 seconds per touchdown drive.Dino Babers has somewhat lived up to its billing, but his defense has lived up to a totally different and unwanted reputation. The Orange has been run around the field all season by its FBS opponents. On the season, that means Syracuse’s FBS opponents’ average scoring drive time is 1 minute 9 seconds — not exactly a good number.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA big culprit of short drives has been the big plays Syracuse has been susceptible to.“We had a couple mental breakdowns,” linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “… Those mental breakdowns led to the momentum shifting. It made it a game. By the time we got back on our game, USF had a lot of momentum.”Injuries can cripple SyracuseSyracuse came into Saturday night’s game with four injuries to starters — center Jason Emerich, safeties Antwan Cordy and Kielan Whitner and cornerback Juwan Dowels — and faced several other injuries during the game.Early against South Florida, wide receiver Ervin Philips came off the field rotating his shoulder, but re-entered the game, Eric Dungey was slow to get up several times, running back Dontae Strickland was slow to get up with what looked like an ankle injury, Colin Byrne came off the field for a short time and safety Daivon Ellison was sent off the field for an apparent injury once.While those players appeared to be OK, several other players left the game for long stretches. Defensive tackle Kayton Samuels appeared to get his ankle rolled under another teammate and only returned to the game for one snap and Omari Palmer was injured and left the game, never coming back in.Altogether, the injuries have depleted an already thin roster. After the team exited the first quarter with a clean bill of health, it struggled mightily for the rest of the game.“We have to find a way to win with the people that we have, with the depth that we have, with the injuries that we have,” Babers said. “No excuses.”Eric Dungey’s stat line won’t be indicative of how he playedJust take a look at his stat line: 350 yards, 66 percent of his passes were completed and he threw two touchdowns. Yes, Dungey had two interceptions, but many Syracuse fans would have taken that stat line last season.This season, that amounted to a disappointing game. Dungey was inaccurate on several short throws and struggled after the first quarter, when he torched USF for 138 yards, both of his touchdowns and completed 77 percent of his passes.“So many times with the quarterback, I know that’s the one everyone can see, but a lot of times his days depend on so many other people,” Babers said. “On the offensive line, we lost our center, there were snaps that were on the ground that he had to handle, wide receivers making sure that they’re doing everything exactly right.“And when you’re standing back there and you’ve got three rushers coming at you, you have to make sure, ‘Is that guy getting blocked? Because this guy was supposed to come over here and block that guy, is that going to happen?”Dungey chalked his struggles up to “execution” in what was easily his worst game of the season. Comments Published on September 17, 2016 at 11:05 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Pollock, Betts launch 3-run homers, Dodgers beat Giants 6-2

first_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 10th August, 2020 11:09 IST Pollock, Betts Launch 3-run Homers, Dodgers Beat Giants 6-2 AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday. AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday. The Dodgers have won nine of 12, and took two out of three from their NL West rivals. Their 29 homers lead the majors.With the Dodgers trailing 2-0, Cody Bellinger singled off Giants starter Kevin Gausman with one out and Justin Turner followed with a single off submariner Tyler Rogers (3-3) in the seventh. Max Muncy took a called third strike, but Pollock sent a 3-2 pitch to left-center for his fourth homer and a 3-2 lead.In the eighth, Will Smith drew a leadoff walk and Kiké Hernández followed with a double off Caleb Baragar. They scored on Betts’ shot to left-center after he was hitless in his first three at-bats, making it 6-2.The Dodgers had seven hits a day after getting two in a 5-4 loss. Jake McGee (1-0) got the victory with one strikeout in one inning. Mike Yastrzemski snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run single in the fifth, giving the Giants a 2-0 lead.Yastrzemski had one of two hits for the Giants, who put just two runners on base via walks through the first four innings against Walker Buehler. In the fifth, Pablo Sandoval walked and Buehler hit Austin Slater with a pitch, putting two Giants runners on base in the same inning for the first time. They moved up on Buehler’s wild pitch.After Tyler Heineman struck out, Yastrzemski stroked a two-strike single to center, scoring Sandoval and Slater.Buehler gave up two runs and one hit in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked four, but was inconsistent in his third start of the season. The right-hander issued a four-pitch walk to Yastrzemski to open the game and was wild, high and outside, until settling down. Buehler retired the side in the second and fourth before the Giants struck in the fifth.San Francisco’s Donovan Solano, the leading hitter in the majors, extended his career-best hitting streak to 14 games with a single in the eighth. Gausman allowed one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked none.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: RHP Jordan Humphreys was placed on the restricted list for family reasons. … LHP Jarlin Garcia was reinstated from the 60-day IL. Dodgers: SS Corey Seager, who left Friday’s game with lower back discomfort, is not being considered for the injured list. Instead, the team wants to give him a few days and reassess how he feels.GIANTS MOVESSan Francisco acquired OF Luis Basabe from the Chicago White Sox for cash. Basabe hit .248 with 104 doubles, 40 triples, 44 homers, 257 RBIs and 116 stolen bases in 598 career minor league games with the Red Sox and White Sox organizations. He will report to the alternate training site in Sacramento. RHP Trevor Cahil was added to the taxi squad. LHP Andrew Suarez was optioned to Sacramento and added to the taxi squad. INF Abiatal Avelino was designated for assignment. Written By FOLLOW US COMMENTcenter_img Associated Press Television News First Published: 10th August, 2020 11:09 IST LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more