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Soldotna Offering Public Testimony On School Zone Cellphone Ban

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first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna will conduct a public hearing on an ordinance at their meeting on Wednesday that would prohibit the use of handheld electronic devices while driving in school zones and on school property. Councilmember Jordan Chilson introduced the ordinance: “We have parents that show up and form pick up lines in their cars, to pick up and drop off their students, and they are not always looking up from their cellphones. The schools have really been battling to address this.”  If passed this would not however apply to hands free device usage or parked vehicles not in operation. A vote on the ordinance was postponed at the last city council meeting to allow for public testimony.center_img Chilson: “It’s not something that we’re going to go out and write tickets left and right for, it’s more making sure people understand ‘hey, this is not okay, keep your hands above the wheel’.” Some school have placed signs warning against using your cellphone or other handheld device while driving. If passed the ordinance would establish the use of a handheld screen device while drivingin these designated areas to now be a minor offense under Soldotna Municipal Code.last_img read more

Championship news: Huddersfield and Burton charged by FA with misconduct

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first_img1 The Football Association have charged Huddersfield and Burton with ‘failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’ in their Sky Bet Championship fixture last weekend.The FA announced in a short statement on Tuesday afternoon that both clubs will be charged over the incident late in the match at the John Smith’s Stadium last Saturday. It read: “Huddersfield Town and Burton Albion have been charged for misconduct in relation to their game on Saturday [April 1 2017].“It is alleged that in or around the 88th minute, both clubs failed to ensure that their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.“They each have until 6pm on April 7 2017 to respond to the charge.”The match, which finished in a 1-0 success for the Brewers following an injury-time winner, was marred by confrontational scenes after Huddersfield’s Michael Hefele had a header cleared off the line by Burton defender Kyle McFadzean.Players from both sides became embroiled and after referee Scott Duncan restored order, Town’s Dean Whitehead was sent off for a second bookable offence. Dean Whitehead: The Huddersfield midfielder confronts Tom Flanagan of Burton last_img read more