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RAF MILDENHALL, England — A 48th Fighter Wing airman was in stable condition at the RAF Lakenheath hospital Friday following a morning motorcycle accident on a local highway.

The airman, who was not identified by Lakenheath spokesmen, was riding a Honda motorcycle about 7:15 a.m. when he was involved in a crash with a car on the A-11, where the highway intersects with a local road, Suffolk County Constabulary spokeswoman Lisa Crane said.

The airman suffered “multiple broken bones” in the accident, Crane said. The driver of the car was unhurt.

The A-11 was closed briefly following the accident and remained backed up for about two hours as emergency workers cleared the scene.

The cause of the accident was under investigation, Crane said.

No ruling on dismissal of Morrissette chargesMANNHEIM, Germany — A hearing Friday to reconsider the April 19 dismissal of several charges against Spc. Bobby Morrissette ended with no decision.

“I’ve decided today not to decide,” said Army Judge (Col.) James Pohl.

Pohl set a hearing for May 30 when the issue will be resolved “once and for all,” he said.

Pohl told prosecutors and defense attorneys to prepare legal briefs for him prior to the May 30 hearing.

On April 19, Morrissette’s charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, hazing, belonging to a gang and making a false official statement were dismissed. The charges stem from the July 2005 death of Sgt. Juwan Johnson, who died after an alleged gang-initiation beating.


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