Finnish ski jumper dies at 55, Legend of Olympic Games held in Sarajevo

first_imgRenowned Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykanen died on Monday at the age of 55. Nykanen won several Olympic gold medals, first in Sarajevo in 1984 and three in Calgary in 1988, Xinhua reports.Additionally, Nykanen won six world championships in ski jumping.The death of Nykanen was reported by several Finnish media agencies and confirmed by his family to national broadcaster, Yle. Finnish Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport Sampo Terho praised Nykanen as a great sports hero.After he retired from skiing, Nykanen became an entertainer and published music albums. Nykanen married six times, with five persons. He had three children, newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported.He had a alcohol problems. In 2009 Nykanen was sentenced to prison for aggravated assault.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 29, 2014:•1:47 a.m. Nancy D. Yakshaw, 57, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery.•On April 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Officers investigated possession of a substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and no drug tax stamp by a known suspect in the 500 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•3:10 a.m. non-injury, private property accident in the 1700 block E. 16, Wellington involving vehicles operated by a juvenile female,16, Wellington and juvenile female, 16, Wellington.•4:10 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity by a known subject in the 200 block N. A, Wellington.•6:14 p.m. Troy A. Ferguson, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 48 mph in a 35 mph speed zone.•9:07 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicidal subject in the 400 block S. G, Wellington.•10:04 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more