- Associated Press - Sunday, March 2, 2014
Navy finds missteps in deadly Ky. crash of Humvee

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A Navy report concludes that a series of missteps led to a deadly Humvee accident last May at Kentucky’s Fort Knox.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan H. Kaloust of Massapequa, N.Y., was partially ejected and killed during the training exercise, which was conducted under “blacked out” conditions. That means the vehicle’s headlights were off and the sailors participating in the exercise were wearing night goggles.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1i1MrM9) reports that the incident prompted Naval Special Warfare Command to re-examine its safety requirements for Humvee training missions. The heavily redacted investigative report was obtained by the Norfolk newspaper through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The report obtained Friday said the accident could have been prevented.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.comhttp://pilotonline.com


ASU trustees take step toward opening med school

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Trustees for Arkansas State University approved entering into an agreement that could lead to a branch of a medical school opening in Jonesboro.

The board on Friday gave the nod for the school to enter into an agreement with the New York Institute of Technology, one of the largest osteopathic medical schools in the country.

The Jonesboro Sun reports (http://is.gd/N8OWxnhttp://is.gd/N8OWxn ) ASU Chancellor Tim Hudson says the northeast Arkansas campus is in an ideal area to address a shortage of physicians in the Delta region.

Hudson says the Jonesboro venture would require minimal investment of public money.

At present, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock is the state’s only medical school.

Officials in Fort Smith in the state’s west are also pursuing a medical school.