Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 39-year-old New York City school teacher from Massapequa has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student at the school last year, Queens prosecutors said.Joy Morsi was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and 23 counts each of third-degree rape and criminal sexual act.Prosecutors said Morsi, a physical education teacher at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, engaged in sexual relations with a male student in the basement and other locations inside of the school on multiple occasions between June 5, 2013 and July 24, 2013.Judge Ernest Hart set bail for Morsi at $25,000. She faces up to four years in prison, if conviction. She is due back in court June 23.
VERSAILLES, Ind. – Ripley County detectives say alcohol may be a factor in a crash that hospitalized a Milroy man.Crash investigators say Merle Mcfadden, 44, was traveling southbound from Versailles on S.R. 129 on Friday afternoon when the 1989 Chevrolet pickup left the roadway.The vehicle came back on the road crossing the northbound lane before leaving the road and flipping on its top.Deputies said McFadden was flown to St. Vincent in Indianapolis for treatment of serious injuries including head trauma.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.
Police have detained the chief executive officer of the Washington University of Barbados, Gopi Venkat Rao, after he was linked to a scheme that swindled hundreds of students of thousands of dollars.Venkat Rao is wanted in India amid allegations that he had promised the students admission to foreign medical universities. Soon after his arrest on Friday, nearly 200 students gathered for a meeting with a high level government team led by the Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde and including Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of People Empowerment Neil Rowe, and officials from the ministries of labor,health, and education, and the Welfare Department.Students dupedThe students and faculty employees were only made aware of Venkat Rao’s deceit on Sunday, September 30 after media outlets India Times News Network and The Hindu newspaper had reported that over 200 students were duped by an educational consultancy firm of which he is the owner.Six of Venkat Rao’s staff members were arrested in India, and police launched a hunt for the director, his wife Nikita Venkat and an associate identified as Zameer, The Hindu reported.Promised placement in US medical colleges According to media reports, the fraudsters convinced clients that they had secured tie-ups with medical institutions in several countries. They allegedly promised them seats in medical colleges in the United States and China.A consultant for the Washington University of Barbados, Subash Agarwal, questioned the procedures the unaccredited university went through to be registered in Barbados.The on-line publication Barbados TODAY reported that Agarwal was speaking as a parent who invested US$32 000 in his daughter’s education.He was recruited by the Venkat’s company in India and was assured that the institution met all the necessary health requirements by a video which was presented to the staff before their arrival in Barbados.The video featured prominent Barbadian politicians guaranteeing that the institution met the necessarily stipulations, said Agarwal.Assured by former Min. of EducationHe claimed a month after the general elections, former Minister of Education Ronald Jones visited the campus and assured the staff and students that they would soon be accredited by the Barbados Accreditation Council.“They provided a letter to all the consulting people, gave us videos of the health minister, Prime Minister, videos in their function at the university . . . . I thought all was well.”
‘Miracle On Ice’ forward Mark Pavelich arrested for allegedly attacking neighbor with pole, report says
Mark Pavelich, who was a member of the of the 1980 USA “Miracle On Ice” team and later played in the NHL, allegedly attacked his neighbor with a metal pole after the two went fishing, according to the Duluth News Tribune.He was arrested Monday on charges of second- and third-degree assault, possession of an illegal shotgun and possessing a gun with a scratched off serial number in a Minnesota District Court. His bail is set at $250,000. Pavelich, 61, was ordered by a Minnesota judge to undergo a mental health evaluation to stand trial. The results of Pavelich’s mental health exam have to be reported to the court within 60 days in advance of a competency hearing, according to the Tribune.”There is reason to doubt (Pavelich’s) competency,” wrote Judge Michael Cuzzo in court order for the evaluation on Monday. Related News Capitals executive scores with $1M in Powerball winner The victim, James T. Miller, 63, claims Pavelich struck him with a 3- to 4-foot-long metal pole after the former hockey star accused Miller of “spiking his beer,” according to the criminal complaint, which was obtained by the Minnesota Star Tribune. Miller returned to his home but was going “in and out of shock.”Miller was hospitalized and he reportedly suffered two cracked ribs, a bruised kidney, a fracture to one of his vertebrae and several bruises across his body.Pavelich is expected to return to court Oct. 20. Panthers to retire Roberto Luongo’s No. 1 jersey Pavelich was an integral member of Team USA’s 1980 squad that miraculously defeated the four-time defending gold medalist Soviet Union. The U.S. went on to win the gold medal, and the victory was dubbed “Miracle on Ice.”After his Olympic victory, Pavelich went on to play six full seasons in the NHL. He spent five years with the Rangers, scoring 99 goals in his first three seasons, before joining the Minnesota North Stars in 1986-87. He had a brief pro stint in Italy, but then returned to play two games with the San Jose Sharks in 1991-92.