Woman arrested in January crash that killed couple, injured 4 children
HELOTES, Texas – A driver involved in a crash in Helotes earlier this year that killed a couple and injured their four children has been arrested on charges related to drunken driving. The arrest Monday of Elena Carranza, who doesn’t turn 21 until August, marks a dramatic shift in the case. At the scene of the January 3 crash, officers told KSAT12 that it appeared to be just an accident. Craig Smith, 54, and his 39-year-old wife, Susan, both were killed in the crash. Although police initially said their injuries were minor, an arrest warrant affidavit now shows one of the children suffered a traumatic brain injury.
The Latest: NHL postpones Oilers-Canadiens game
The postponement of the game was the 38th overall this season for coronavirus-related reasons, and first to involve the seven-team all-Canadian North Division. The 10 players listed matches the most since Feb. 21. A total of 157 NHL players have now spent at least one day in the COVID-19 protocol this season. The NHL on Friday postponed two Bruins games after four more Boston players entered the COVID protocol, for a total of five. Sweeney said the players were driven separately back to Boston from Buffalo after that game was postponed.
Bruins erase 3-goal deficit against Capitals, win 5-3
Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Washington. Buoyed by their top scorer's first two goals of the season and a big rookie's fight against one of the toughest players in hockey, the Bruins erased a three-goal deficit to beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Monday night. “In the box, I was like a little kid in there just jumping around when we scored,” Frederic said. The Capitals had front-row seats for Pastrnak's breakout performance in his second game after undergoing offseason hip surgery. Former Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored in his second game against his old team.
Support rallies for 4 children orphaned by fatal crash in Helotes Sunday
Helotes police say it appears Craig Smith, 54, and his wife, Susan, 39, pulled out in front of an oncoming pick-up truck. They were killed in the impact and their youngest and oldest children, ages 5 and 16, were hospitalized. All four were “deeply shaken, both physically and emotionally,” said Bishop Joel Barber, bishop of the Parkwood Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Barber said Craig Smith was a civilian employee at Fort Sam Houston. Read also:Parents of four young children killed in crash in Helotes, officials sayCoalition pushes for traffic changes after crash in Helotes kills parents of 4 children
Many top NHL free agents remain unsigned 24 hours in
FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall (91) is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is embarking on a free agent period like never before in hockey history. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Torey Krug and winger Taylor Hall headline a talented free agent class. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)It’s 24 hours into NHL free agency — do you know where your top free agents are? Even former Bruins defenseman Torey Krug inked his $45.5 million, seven-year deal with St. Louis on Friday night.
NHL teams making moves, not waiting for top free agents
A handful of the top free agents are still available, but NHL teams aren't waiting for those big fish to sign to make other moves. Koivu signed for $1.5 million for next season, and they need to re-up top center Pierre-Luc Dubois and other restricted free agents. Teams have to move money, and in order to move money, they might have to move some really good players.”Some good free agents found new homes Saturday. The Buffalo Sabres signed center Cody Eakin to a $4.5 million, two-year contract, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. Buffalo later Saturday signed defenseman Brandon Montour to a $3.85 million, one-year deal.
Speed of coronavirus deaths shock doctors as New York toll hits new high
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state, epicenter of Americas coronavirus crisis, set another single-day record of COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, as veteran doctors and nurses voiced astonishment at the speed with which patients were deteriorating and dying. New York state accounts for over a third of the U.S. total. A woman is loaded into an ambulance by paramedics in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 8, 2020. New York City officials said a recent surge in people dying at home suggests the most populous U.S. city may be undercounting the loss of life. So far New York Citys announced death toll has reflected only laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses, mostly at hospitals.feeds.reuters.com
Chief surgeon at top New York hospital likens the upcoming week in coronavirus fight to war: This is 'our Fallujah'
A general view of the exterior of Columbia University Medical Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital on February 23, 2012 in New York City. New YorkPresbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in Manhattan is on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic in New York City. Officials and epidemiologists tracking the spread of the virus warn that this week could be among the most deadly yet in New York City. The university's models, as of Monday morning, predict that New York state will reach peak resource use on Wednesday, April 8. That model predicts New York state will fall short by roughly 12,400 hospital beds of what will be demanded and fall nearly 6,000 intensive care beds short.cnbc.com
One ventilator, two patients: New York hospitals shift to crisis mode
It has killed at least 281 people over a few weeks in New York City, which is struggling with one of the largest caseloads in the world at nearly 22,000 confirmed cases. A tool of last resort that involves threading a tube down a patients windpipe, a mechanical ventilator can sustain a person who can no longer breathe unaided. At Columbia, Smith noted that they could not split a ventilator across just any two COVID-19 patients, but were only pairing patients with sufficiently similar respiratory needs. If one patients lungs were deteriorating faster, he said, it could cause imbalances in the closed system. One patient could starve for oxygen while the other patients lungs would get increased pressure.feeds.reuters.com
New York hospitals battle coronavirus as hundreds of patients flood in: 'We must not break'
People line up to get a test at Elmhurst Hospital due to coronavirus outbreak on March 24, 2020 in Queens, New York, United States. Hospitals in New York City now have more than 2,800 patients with the coronavirus, straining their existing capacity. A nurse at Columbia University Medical Center in upper Manhattan said several hundreds of patients there alone had the coronavirus. About 20% of the hospital's coronavirus patients are in intensive care units, according to Smith's letter. New York state has more than 30,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than 5,000 more cases reported Tuesday.cnbc.com
We visited China's newest luxury hotels. Take a look inside
The Chinese consumers' expensive taste is driving growth of the luxury market and fueling a boom in luxury five-star hotels in cities across China. The survey found 100 million Chinese in the world's top 10% of richest people, while the United States has 99 million in the same bracket. CNBC recently visited five newly-opened 5-star hotels in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. St. Regis Hong Kong St. Regis Hong KongThe St Regis Hong KongThe entrance area of the newly opened The St. Regis Hong Kong provides an immediate sanctuary from the bustling sights and sounds of Hong Kong. Rosewood Hong Kong Rosewood Hong KongRosewood Hong Kongcnbc.com