Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Monday July 9th, 2018

John Urban

CAMPUS:
-Zohaib Jailani, a 19-year-old student in Western University's Faculty of Social Science, was critically injured in an alleged hit-and-run on an early Friday morning before passing away in a hospital later that same day in late June
-Global News reported that Zohaib was awaiting a bus at the corner of Kipling and Steeles avenues in Toronto when a stolen vehicle struck and critically injured him after it collided with two other vehicles in the intersection
-The accused driver, Martin Hines, allegedly fled the scene after striking Zohaib. Police report Hines then carjacked a woman's vehicle before being arrested while attempting to steal a transit bus
-Zohaib was the second of two innocent victims to die through Hines' alleged actions. Eddie Chavez Alquinto, 60, was pronounced dead on scene after Hines allegedly struck his car earlier in the night
-Zohaib was laid to rest on last Tuesday after a gathering at a Mosque in Brampton
-Radio Western sends it’s condolences to the Jailani family

LOCAL:
-Fire in the EOA last night, as London police are investigating a Sunday night blaze around 11:30 p.m.,  as police were called to an active fire on King Street near Lyle Street
-Damage estimates have not been released yet.  Both the front of units 13 and 14 in the Tol Puddle housing complex had been severely burned
-As many as 50 people in the complex were displaced by the fire and smoke
-A six-year-old was taken to hospital, treated for smoke inhalation and released
-Police say King Street is open, but it has been reduced to one lane from Adelaide Street to Lyle Street while they investigate
-Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

SPORTS:
-It was a winning weekend for both the Junior Varsity and Varsity London Jr. Mustangs football teams on the weekend
-As both hosted Conference Semi-Final matchups at City Wide Sports Park, with the JV teams playing the Essex Ravens and the Varsity team taking on the Niagara Spears
-In the JV game it was 0-0 after the 1st quarter of play, but that didn’t stop London from putting up 36 points over the next two quarters in a 39-16 win over the Ravens
-London’s #1 LJ Dyer would make a statement 37 seconds into the 3rd quarter with an 80+ yard TD run, followed exactly 3 minutes later with a 40-year TD catch to increase the lead to 28-2
-Later in the Varsity game, it was the Taz Vang Bell show, who had 3 rushing TDs and close to 200 yards rushing before halftime, to give London a 21-7 lead at the break
-In the 2nd half, London would get another TD from #21 Dylan Gallant and a couple Field Goals from Brian Garrity for a 34-15 victory
-Both teams now advance to the Conference Finals, which they both host at home against the Hamilton Jr. Tiger Cats on Friday or Saturday this week 

WEATHER:
-This afternoon will be sunny, as we reach our high of 29 degrees, overnight won’t be as cool as last night as it goes down to 19 degrees
-The next four days have sun, mainly sun, more sun and a mix of sun and cloud, with highs of 26, 29, 29 and 29 respectively