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Suffolk County Police Sergeant Helps Save Teen Hit In Chest By Baseball

ROCKY POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A teenager on Long Island is recovering after being hit with a baseball in the chest and collapsing, all thanks to a Suffolk County police sergeant.

The 15-year-old boy was practicing pitching in the cages when he was hit by a line drive around 6 p.m. Saturday, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported.

“He was just pitching to a batter, the ball struck the bat and hit directly back at him, and it appeared to hit him in the right upper chest,” said Sean Callahan, a coach at the complex.

Callahan said the boy immediately collapsed.

Coach John Cerato, who is also a Suffolk County police sergeant, saw the commotion and ran in the opposite direction, into the concession’s building to grab an automated external defibrillator, Castro reported.

“I went inside and put the pads on him, turned the machine on and just listened to the prompts,” Cerato said. “The machines are pretty simple to operate.”

The AED first called for CPR, then it called for a shock to the boy’s chest.

“So we cleared the area and administered the shock and soon thereafter, he came to,” Cerato said.

The teenager was alert when he was taken to the hospital. North Shore Little League President Gary Catalanotto said he was in good condition.

“I think it’s amazing,” Catalanotto said. “I think it was a heroic miracle that took place here yesterday.”

The Rocky Point Fire Department had donated the AED to the Little League in 2001. The league said they’ve never had to use it until now.

“We’re just very fortunate and happy and thank God it worked yesterday when we needed it,” said Catalanotto.

And even though Cerato was the one who put the AED to use said he’s far from a hero.

“I get the accolades, but I just happened to be there,” Cerato said.

“We’re just glad that the young man is doing better and we’re hoping he gets homes as soon as possible,” Callahan added.

The teen is expecting to spend at least one more night at the hospital for observation.

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Man Accused Of Dragging White Plains Officer 100 Feet With Car

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A police officer was dragged 100 feet by a suspect’s car in White Plains.

Police said officers were trying to question 38-year-old Nino Valvano around 4 a.m. Sunday when they said he took off and the officer grabbed the car door, CBS2 reported.

The incident started after Lola’s Restaurant security had said they witnessed a man who they’d thrown out of the establishment go to his car and put something in his waist band.

During a police chase westbound on 287, police said Valvano called 911 and was convinced by phone to stop the car.

The officer was treated at White Plains Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

Valvano is charged with 2 counts of assault, DWI, criminal possession of a weapon in the form of his vehicle, fleeing a police officer, reckless driving and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

Police said no weapon was recovered and the investigation is continuing.

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Clive James to Bafta audience: I retired at the right time – video

The writer and broadcaster Clive James has been given a special award at Britain’s Bafta awards in recognition of his ‘incredible talent’. In his acceptance speech, broadcast on ITV, James says he misses his time working in television but that he retired in 2001 at the ‘right time’. ‘Young people were getting very good, very quick,’ he says Continue reading…







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5/10 CBS2 Sunday Evening Weather Headlines

By Mark McIntyre, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer

We hope you had a chance to enjoy this warm & summery Sunday while celebrating mothers and mother figures! After a day of 70s and 80s we’ll have clouds and fog roll back in across the region tonight with temps bottoming out in the mid 60s. A few spots of drizzle are also possible overnight, so be mindful of that if you’re going to be on the road.

Monday will be another warm day, albeit with more clouds…and there will also be some showers/thundershowers that could move through the area. The two culprits will be an approaching front and the remnants of what is now Tropical Depression Ana. We won’t get a direct hit, but the moisture and energy from both systems will provide a chance for scattered showers.

Evening Surface

The warmest day of the week by far will be Tuesday with temps hitting 86 in NYC, and many folks in NJ finding 90! There will be a greater chance for storms due to higher temps, humidity, and energy levels…so the “oomph” could be there for a few very strong thunderstorms. We are in May, after all!

Evening Severe Threat

Wednesday will be a gem of a day with mostly sunny skies, a refreshing breeze, and cooler temps in the 70s.

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