Former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr. dies at 88
FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr. has died at the age of 88, according to Governor Andy Beshear.
Beshear says flags will be flown at half staff at all state office buildings until sunset on the day of Brown’s interment.
Brown served as the commonwealth’s 55th governor from 1979 to 1983. He was born Dec. 28, 1933 to Congressman John Y. Brown Sr. and Dorothy Inman Brown. He received his law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1960 and served in the U.S. Army reserve.
Brown is also known for helping build Kentucky Fried Chicken into an international fast-food company and has served as the owner of both the Boston Celtics, and the Kentucky Colonels basketball teams, according to the National Governors Association.
“I am sad to share that former Governor John Y. Brown Jr. passed away yesterday,” said Beshear. “Gov. Brown was a remarkable leader who was committed to serving the people of Kentucky. He made our commonwealth a better place. Britainy and I are praying for his family and loved ones.”
Beshear also shared the following statement from Gov. Brown’s family:
Our Dad, John Y. Brown Jr., not only dreamed the impossible dream, he lived it until the very end. His positive attitude and zest for life was unrivaled and allowed him to beat the odds many times over. Every day was an exciting adventure for him. He was a true Kentucky original who beamed with pride for his home state and its people. He had many prominent accomplishments, but most of all he loved his family with all of his heart, and we in turn loved him with all of our hearts. We are heartbroken by his passing, but find comfort in what he wrote in one of his final days, “I have never been so happy.”
According to Gov. Beshear, Brown will lie in state at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda. Full arrangements for Brown will be released at a later time.
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North Carolina meteorologist, pilot killed after helicopter crashes
A North Carolina news channel’s helicopter spun out of control Tuesday, killing the pilot and meteorologist who were on board.
WBTV’s Jason Myers and Chip Tayag died after the aircraft collided with the ground along the southbound side of I-77 highway near the Nations Ford Road exit just after 12 p.m., the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.
“The WBTV family is grieving a terrible loss. Our news helicopter Sky3 crashed mid-day Tuesday with two of our colleagues on board. Meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag lost their lives,” WBTV said in a statement.
Despite slamming into the ground just a few feet from the interstate, the helicopter avoided striking other vehicles.
Witnesses told police that Tayag made “diversionary moves away from the highway” to save the lives of those on the
“The pilot is a hero in my eyes,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings said.
“Because of his heroic acts, there were no further injuries or vehicles on the highway involved in the incident.”
The Carolina Panthers will hold a moment of silence at its tree lighting Tuesday evening in the duo’s honor, the team announced.
Tayag had been a pilot for more than 20 years, WBTV said. He joined the news team in 2017.
Myers grew up watching WBTV before joining becoming a member of the team, the outlet said. He leaves behind his wife, Jillian, and four children.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.
The tragic crash caused major traffic jams in the area. Police were only able to open highway lanes near the collision site four hours after the accident. Several roads and ramps will remain closed until tomorrow morning, however.
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Cleveland Browns Stadium Field Wrecked… After Alleged Joyrider Break-In
As if Cleveland's season couldn't get any worse – some rando allegedly broke into FirstEnergy Stadium and took a joyride on the field just days before the Browns' next home game … resulting in a bunch of damage.
The incident reportedly went down early Tuesday morning … forcing the Browns' grounds crew to rush to repair the grass before Sunday's matchup against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Pictures captured by News Channel 5 show tire marks throughout the field … with a road roller working to improve the home turf.
Luckily, the team told the outlet the damage is superficial … which means there's a good chance Sunday's game will go down without any hiccups.
Police believe the joyride occurred after someone broke into the stadium and got ahold of a golf cart. The whole thing is currently under investigation.
“We are aware of the incident that occurred early Tuesday morning at FirstEnergy Stadium and have provided the Cleveland Division of Police with all relevant information," the team said in a statement.
"Based on our internal evaluation, there was some superficial damage to the playing field that our grounds maintenance team is currently working to repair."
"We take great pride in the strong reviews and reputation of our stadium’s playing surface, have been in touch with the NFL on the matter and are confident after repair our field will be ready for Sunday’s game vs. the Tampa Buccaneers."
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Saudi Arabia executes 17 people in 12 days; UN terms it ‘deeply regrettable’
Saudi Arabia has executed 17 people accused of drug and contraband offences since November 10, taking the total executions this year in the kingdom to 144.
UN human rights office spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell said this is a record high of total capital punishments in Saudi Arabia in a year. Calling the executions “deeply regrettable,” she said among those killed are four Syrians, three Pakistanis, three Jordanians, and seven Saudis.
“The resumption of executions for drug-related offences in Saudi Arabia is a deeply regrettable step, all the more so coming just days after a wide majority of States in the UN General Assembly called for a moratorium on the death penalty worldwide. Imposing the death penalty for drug offences is incompatible with international norms and standards,” read a statement by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The statement further said that reports claim a Jordanian man Hussein abo al-Kheir may be at risk of imminent execution and urged the Saudi government to halt the action.
In March this year, Saudi authorities had executed 81 men in one day, its largest mass execution in years despite recent promises to curtail its use of death penalty, according to the Human Rights Watch. The number of executed even surpassed the toll of a January 1980 mass execution of 63 militants convicted of seizing the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979, the worst-ever militant attack to target the kingdom and Islam’s holiest site.
In 2018, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had said that the country was overhauling its justice system and limiting its use of death sentence. He had said that his administration was looking at implementing capital punishment for those guilty of murder or manslaughter.
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