Weekend crash kills North Vernon man

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. — A report from the Indiana State Police says a North Vernon man was killed in Saturday afternoon crash.Around 5:30 p.m. a pickup truck driven by Matthew Lonsberry, 51, was southbound on State Road 7 near Private Road 625 West when he left the west side of the road, overturned and struck a utility pole. The vehicle came to rest on its top. Both Lonsberry and a passenger, Mary Lonsberry, 52, of North Vernon, were trapped inside the vehicle.Emergency personnel extricated both occupants from the vehicle. Matthew Lonsberry died as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jennings County Coroner’s Office. Mary Lonsberry was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.State Road 7 was closed approximately one hour for crash investigation and cleanup.The investigation is ongoing. Toxicology results are pending on Matthew Lonsberry.last_img read more

Lakers working to blend Markieff Morris into mix

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed In his debut, the Lakers only played Morris for 15 minutes. But with James out in Thursday’s game, Morris’ opportunity for minutes ramped up. Vogel also wanted to see more lineups Thursday and in the future with Kyle Kuzma playing wing instead of forward.The hope with Morris is that within a few weeks, the Lakers will look like a coherent group when he’s on the floor.“The good thing is, we’re pretty simple with how we play,” Vogel said. “And when you’re a vet who’s been in the league as long as Keef has, it’s pretty easy to pick things up, because you see just about everything being with certain teams. So hopefully it’ll be a smooth transition.”KERR FEELS FRUSTRATION OF LOSINGAt a certain point, development is not enough.Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has seen slow, incremental progress from the young players they’ve thrown out for this injury-plagued season. They’ve uncovered helpful players like Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall. But even those little encouraging signs don’t keep your spirits up.When a reporter asked before Tuesday’s game if player development has kept him going, Kerr poured some water on that thought.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersCoach Frank Vogel said Morris has worked with multiple assistants and had long talks about fitting in. Vogel also had conversations himself with Morris about the Lakers’ defensive identity. Film sessions have gone on longer than normal.“We’ve kind of beefed up our film sessions, and they’re part directed to tightening the screws for us and part directed toward Keef in terms of ‘This is what we call this, this is what we call that,’” Vogel said. “‘This is what level we want you up on pick-and-rolls, and here’s the switching lines.’”It helps, Morris said, that he’s played with Jared Dudley before. They were teammates in Phoenix and Washington, and they play the same position.If ever there was a player suited to help a teammate acclimate, it’s probably Dudley, who has post-playing ambitions of being either a coach or working for a front office.“Duds’ value would be there even if he had not had a previous relationship with Keef, but the fact that they were together in Phoenix a few years back definitely probably just enhances his comfort level, having a guy he can trust, and especially a guy like Duds who he can trust,” Vogel said. “The guy’s a leader and has a great IQ and feel for what we’re doing. He’s been great so far working with Keef with that stuff.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “We’re not feeling great about things, we want to turn it around,” he said. “You gotta win once in a while.”After five straight NBA Finals runs, including three championships, Kerr finds himself in the strange position of being in the basement of the Western Conference standings. Entering Thursday, the Warriors had lost seven in a row.But there’s also a possible silver lining to getting a full offseason for his stars Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and Draymond Green. While James wasn’t playing on Thursday, Kerr observed that he’s bounced back for an MVP-caliber season after a full offseason, which his players haven’t enjoyed for years.“I do believe that when all is said and done, by next year’s training camp our guys should feel recharged and refreshed and ready to go,” Kerr said. “Hopefully that’s the case.” SAN FRANCISCO — He plays tough on the court. Markieff Morris’ game is elbows and hard shoulders.But off the court is when his competitive persona recedes. This is his fifth team in his NBA career, and he thinks he has a pretty good handle on how to fit into a locker room.“I’ve known a bunch of these guys for a couple of years now, and it’s easy, man,” he said. “I’m an easy-going guy. Might look a little tough with me or something like that. … I play a role.”That’s been the experience of the Lakers, who are trying to fit Morris into the fabric of their locker room with just five weeks to go. It’s not an easy process, but it helps that Morris, who went through the buyout process last year, has some experience there. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more