Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday, April 16th, 2018

John Urban

Campus News:
-The family of the student who was killed by a drunk driver in 2015 is suing Western and the USC for negligently serving alcohol to the driver at The Spoke
-In September 2015, a first-year health sciences student was struck and killed by a car operated by Jared DeJong
-In 2016, a judge sentenced DeJong to five years in prison with a 10-year driving ban
-The family filed a civil suit in October 2017, claiming the University Students’ Council, Western University, DeJong and his father are liable for the student’s death and its consequent damages
-At the time of the incident, DeJong had over twice the legal limit of blood-alcohol content
-The suit cites provincial legislation which dictates liquor cannot be sold to someone who is, or appears to be, intoxicated
-Further, the suit claims the bar failed to exercise “due care and skill” in its operation and that it did not properly implement a system to train servers about the dangers posed by drunk patrons
-The $7-million figure is constituted by three separate claims. The largest is a $5-million claim to compensate for the death of the students father — which the family claims was caused by the incident, causing the family a loss of income, while the other two figures are $1 million asks which compensate for psychological trauma, distress that the family experienced after her death and the suit also seeks the plaintiff's legal costs

-A woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries, and police are investigating, after a suspicious package was found at a downtown London office building Friday afternoon
-The package was found at 148 Fullarton Street around 3:50 p.m.
-A woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries, was treated and released, police said in a statement
-London police closed Fullarton Street to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Talbot to Richmond streets for several hours for the investigation
-It was determined the suspicious package no longer posed a risk to the public
-Police are still investigating the contents and the origin of the package
-Last Sunday, a suspicious package was found in a washroom at the London Central Library. It turned out to be a harmless device

-Game #3 of the Sutherland Cup Semi-Final series between the London Nationals and Listowel Cyclones was delayed from Saturday to Sunday because of the weather
-The teams came into the game both having won overtime games, as the Cyclones tied the series on Friday scoring an overtime goal just 14 seconds into overtime for the win
-This game wouldn’t need an extra period to decide it, as the Cyclones cruised to a 5-2 win over the London Nationals at the Western Fair Sports Complex last night
-Listowel was led by Brady Anderson, who had a hat-trick on the night
-The Nationals will look to return the favor and even the series up at 2-games a piece, with Game #4 of the series Tuesday back in Listowel, with the Cyclones having a 2-1 series advantage

-The Lambeth Lancers’ Schmalz Cup run is done, as the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s West Conference champs fell in Game #6 of the semifinal round with a 6-3 loss to the Glanbrook Rangers on Saturday in Komoka
-The Rangers scored the game’s first three goals and chased Lambeth starter Zack Weir with the score 5-2 late in the second period, while Brock MacDonald stopped all 15 shots he faced in relief
-The Lancers scored all three of their goals in the middle frame
-Glanbrook added an empty-netter in the third
-Glanbrook advances to the Cup final to face the winner of the Lakefield-Stayner semifinal, with Lakefield currently leading it 3-2

-The London Lightning have moved on to the NBL Central Division championship series, after a 106-99 win over the Niagara River Lions in St. Catharines on Friday
-Royce White, the former league MVP, led the way with 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Julian Boyd and Ryan Anderson had 16 points each
-The victory gave the Lightning the best-of-five semifinal 3-1 and they will take on the St. John’s Edge in a best-of-seven final beginning Tuesday night at Budweiser Gardens
-The series was supposed to be a 2-2-1-1-1, but because of travel to Newfoundland the series will see the first two games in London and the next three in St. John’s, in a 2-3-2 format

-This afternoon will be cloudy with showers, a high of 5 degrees and winds gusting up to 25km/h from the S/W direction
-The wind continues overnight, as we drop down to -1 and see a few flurries
-Tomorrow will be another windy day winds up to 30km/h from the West and scattered flurries with a high of 2 degrees
-Wednesday we warm back up to 7 degrees, but with 5-10mm of rain with a chance of showers throughout the day