LAS VEGAS — The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s lawsuit against the maker of an exercise band (all times local):1:25 p.m.An attorney for an exercise band maker challenged former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid about his truthfulness after he testified that an eye injury he blames on the company led him not to run for re-election in 2016.TheraBand attorney Laurin Quiat on Friday showed Reid saying in a 2015 video announcement that his decision had “absolutely nothing to do with” his injury.Reid answered that he didn’t want people to think he was incapacitated while Democratic minority leader.Reid has told jurors that he spun and fell face-first against cabinets in his bathroom when a flexible device he’d looped around a shower door handle slipped from his grip as he exercised.Quiat questioned Reid about initially saying that the band broke and that it had been mounted to a “sturdy object” or hook in the bathroom wall.___10:45 a.m.Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid has testified that his political career was cut short by a 2015 eye injury that he blames on an exercise band maker.The 79-year-old longtime Democratic leader told a jury hearing his lawsuit Friday that his eye and face injuries were “the main factor” in not seeking a sixth Senate term in 2016.Reid told jurors Thursday that he spun and fell face-first against cabinets in his bathroom when a flexible TheraBand device he’d looped around a shower door handle slipped from his grip as he exercised.A company lawyer says Reid misused the device and the company isn’t at fault.Reid is suing Ohio-based Hygenic Corp. for damages. He claims civil negligence and failure to warn the public that the device is dangerous.___This story has been corrected to show that Reid also testified Thursday.The Associated Press
Due to a recent string of extreme vandalism, the Norfolk County Port Rowan Marina and Park will now be locking washrooms while staff is off duty. A portable toilet will be provided during times when staff is not present.Boaters paying dock fees at the marina will be given keys to the washrooms but others must use the portable washroom on site.Police are currently investigating the damages. The marina officials will not comment on the damage or the extent of it while the investigation is ongoing.If anyone has details regarding the vandalism – which occurred during the evening hours both Aug. 12 and Aug. 14, they are encouraged to contact Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.