Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Friday, January 4th, 2019

John Urban


  • Western Psychology professors Laura Batterink and Lindsay Bodell were recently named Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in recognition of the pair being outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers. Batterink and Bodell were two of only six Canadian scientists named among the international class of 76
  • Bodell joined Western in 2018
  • Bodell’s research is broadly focused on identifying psychological and biological processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of eating disorders
  • She examines the influence of weight-related factors, and feeding-related hormones on the maintenance of eating disorders, particularly bulimia nervosa
  • Batterink joined Western in 2018
  • Batterink’s research focuses on the neural basis of language processing and language acquisition, and implicit learning and implicit memory
  • Her work has shown that this learning may occur without conscious effort
  • Each Rising Star nomination must be supported by two APS members, one of whom must be an APS Fellow. Individuals being considered for Rising Star designation will be evaluated for their promise of excellence in research based on the following criteria: Significant publications, Significant recognitions, Significant discoveries, methodological innovations, or theoretical or empirical contributions; and Work with potentially broad impact


  • An alleged knifepoint robbery at a Tillsonburg, Ont., gas station led to a police pursuit Thursday morning as well as charges against four teenagers from London
  • Provincial police in Oxford County responded to the Pioneer Gas Bar on Broadway Street in Tillsonburg just before 4 a.m., where they say a male suspect entered the store and robbed the clerk while brandishing a knife
  • The suspects allegedly fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash
  • Police say one of the suspects failed to stop for officers who tried to apprehend the suspect vehicle on Plank Line with sirens on and lights flashing. Officers began to pursue the vehicle and eventually stopped it using a spike strip just before it entered Highway 401 heading east, police said
  • Two boys, ages 15 and 17, and two girls, ages 16 and 17, all from London, have been charged with robbery with a weapon and possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Police say more charges are pending after two suspects allegedly spat on officers during the arrest
  • The teenagers can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act but were held for a bail hearing
  • Police say their investigation continues and that the gas bar clerk wasn’t hurt in the incident


  • The London Knights came back to defeat the Niagara Ice Dogs 5-4 in overtime on a goal by Nathan Dunkley at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines on Thursday night
  • London scored twice in the first period
  • The Ice Dogs came back with four straight goals in the second period and the Knights tied the game with two in the third
  • The Knights will go from facing the second-best team in the east to facing the second-best team in the west
  • London will host the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Budweiser Garden
  • Your Western Mustangs men’s hockey team are back in action at 7pm tonight against the Guelph Gryphons at Thompson Arena
  • This is the first taste of action for the team after the winter break, ending 2018 winning 4 of their last 5 contests
  • If you can’t make it to the game on campus, you can always listen along right here on Radio Western, starting at 6:50pm with the pregame show to get you set up for puck drop


  • This afternoon should be gorgeous as we reach our high of 6 degrees with nothing but sunny skies
  • We will drop down to -2 overnight with a clear sky
  • Tomorrow will be another beautiful day with a mainly sunny sky and a high of 6 degrees again
  • Sunday we cool off with a mix of sun and cloud, with a high of 1 degree feeling more like -4