Updated: 08/29/2014 6:37 PM
Created: 08/29/2014 6:09 PM WDIO.com
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.
Attorney Benedict Morelli tells The Star-Ledger newspaper that Morgan relies on a wheelchair and it may be months before he can fully walk again. Morelli says Morgan appears to be making progress, but it will be a month before he is assessed "cognitively."
Morgan broke his leg, nose and several ribs in a six-car accident involving his limo bus, and comedian James McNair was killed. The bus was struck by a Wal-Mart truck.
The truck driver has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and assault by auto.
Morgan accused Wal-Mart of negligence in a federal lawsuit.
Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Rioting Follows Baltimore Funeral, Governor Declares Emergency
The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore. An attorney for the family of Freddie Gray says they are in shock watching the violence.
Consulting Firms Present New Ideas for Lake Superior Zoo
Two consulting firms presented concrete ideas for the financially struggling Lake Superior Zoo for the first time Monday.
University System President Addresses UMD Budget Concerns
There are still many questions at UMD as looming budget cuts hang heavy over faculty, staff and students. University of Minnesota System President John Kaler was at UMD on Monday hoping to ease some of those concerns
Three Nepalese Friends Helping Home from a World Away
The earthquake in Nepal that took the lives of 4,000 people — and counting — may be far away from Duluth. But for three men who are originally from Nepal, the tragedy hits close to home. That's why they're doing something about it, and asking others to join them.
Day Without Sound Raises Awareness on Hearing Loss, Prevention
Hearing conversations with loved ones or even the birds chirping is easy to take for granted, but for 36 million Americans with an impairment, those basic experiences are not a given, and Northlanders are hoping a campaign called "One Day Without Sound" can help bring awareness...