Weather Alert(1)!
"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... weschester...Rockland. In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 403 PM EDT Wed Sep 2 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... weschester...Rockland. In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. -- Thursday Sep.03 15,09:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Ryan Freel, Former MLB and Atlantic League Ballplayer, Found Dead

Sports & Recreation, National & World News

The former Cincinnati Reds star has been found dead in Jacksonville, Florida.

Former major league utility player Ryan Freel, best-known for his five-year stint with the Cincinnati Reds was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head. The thirty-six year old retired from baseball back in 2010 after signing with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League. After retirement, Freel returned to his home town of Jacksonville, Florida and was named coach at St. Joseph Academy in Jacksonville, thought he quickly left that job a month later.

Freel’s best years in the majors was a stretch between 2004 and 2006 where he posted 110 stolen bases over the course of three seasons, while also proving to be a positive and fun-loving teammate. Sean Casey, a former teammate took to Twitter last night “RIP Ryan Freel!! Great teammate, great guy,n loved his family! Such a sad day today with his passing! Awful news! Prayers are with his family!”

Freel’s fun-loving attitude during his years in the MLB was also marked by difficulties off the field. In 2006, Freel was arrested for public intoxication, resulting in having to pay fines. The year before that, Freel was arrested for driving under the influence.

The utility player also liked to talk to an imaginary friend named “Farney,” who Freel said lived in his head and provided moral support. “He's a little guy who lives in my head who talks to me and I talk to him,” Freel said back in 2006, adding “That little midget in my head said, 'That was a great catch, Ryan,' I said, 'Hey, Farney, I don't know if that was you who really caught that ball, but that was pretty good if it was.'”

After multiple injuries began shortening Freel’s playing time, the major leaguer was designated for assignment with the Kansas City Royals. The Texas Rangers picked up Freel’s contract, however; they released him two days later. In a statement, the Reds said "His teammates and our fans loved him for how hard he played the game, and he loved giving back to the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

Photos

Add your comment...


 

Join Our Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for a free weekly newsletter covering things to do, hottest local headlines, and everything Long Island! Read more here or enter your email to signup.

   
     Newsletter Archive
Advertisement
Advertise With Us
 
Open Feedback Dialog