first_imgFormer Syracuse defensive end Amir Ealey pleaded not guilty to charges of rape linked to two incidents in July 2015, according to Syracuse.com.Ealey was arrested in March and charged with two counts of rape in the third degree for incidents that allegedly occurred in the Ernie Davis residence hall, according to the Syracuse Police Department. The victims of the incidents were acquaintances of Ealey’s, per SPD.The charges were upgraded on Sept. 23 to one count of first-degree rape and two counts of third-degree rape. New York state law considers first-degree rape as engaging in sexual intercourse with another person by ‘forcible compulsion,’ through physical force or a threat. It is punishable up to 25 years in prison.According to Syracuse.com, his attorney, Chuck Keller, said there is no forensic or physical evidence in the case given the months-long gap between the time the incident allegedly occurred and when it was reported.Ealey is currently living in Pennsylvania and drove up to Syracuse for Tuesday’s court appearance with his mother, per Syracuse.com.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEaley, 19, played in seven games as a freshman in 2015. He was dismissed from SU’s football team on Feb. 4 after being suspended indefinitely in November in an unrelated incident. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more


first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The resolution submitted by the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) for 911 services in remote and rural areas was passed at the Union of BC Municipalities with a minor amendment.Resolution B71 : Importance of 911 in Remote and Rural Areas- Advertisement -‘Whereas more than 500,000 motorists use the rural and remote corridors throughout the Northern regions of the province annually, without access to consistent emergency 911 service; And whereas the absence of 911 as a core emergency service has a financial and human cost, related to the health and safety of residents, visitors and commercial travellers, and with a negative impact on the timely and appropriate emergency response:Therefore be it resolved that the Province prioritize the establishment of emergency call-in services, such as 911 services across the Province in its entirety including adequate policy, administrative and financial support.’UBCM working group was tasked with examining issues and options surrounding the introduction of a province-wide call answer levy.Advertisement To view the FB post; CLICK HERE After considerable work and consultation, the initiative was deemed to lack the local government support necessary to proceed.Several years later, the Province released a discussion paper examining the same issues.The UBCM Executive endorsed the provincial discussion paper and proposed call answer levy subject to an agreement with the Province on the establishment of an independent body to distribute revenue associated with this initiative.The Province has recently restarted work on this initiative, and as of July 2019 is still considering UBCM’s position.Advertisementlast_img read more