Perimeter guards absent as 2 men escaped Philadelphia prison
There were no dedicated corrections officers watching the housing unit at a Philadelphia prison where two inmates escaped Sunday night, and there were no armed perimeter guards when they made it through a fence surrounding the prison yard, a correctional officers union official told The Associated Press Tuesday.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg throws first pitch at Missions’ season opener; Nolan Ryan comments on new ownership
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg threw out a ceremonial first pitch to San Antonio Spurs great and Hall-of-Famer David Robinson at the San Antonio Missions season opener Tuesday night at Wolff Stadium.
FEATURE: Spurs great David Robinson discusses family legacy off the court
SAN ANTONIO – Two-time NBA Champion David Robinson sits down with KSAT 12′s Greg Simmons to talk about his legacy off the court. PART 1: Carver Academy’s growth from private to public charter schoolPART 2: Working with his son, David Robinson Jr., helping students learn how to succeed in lifePART 3: Helping IDEA students build confidence, generate great college opportunitiesPART 4: Life influences, Black Lives Matter movement’s impact on societyMORE INSTANT REPLAY FEATURES
Tony Parker documentary about life in France and with Spurs now streaming on Netflix
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The story of San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker is now officially streaming on Netflix. But there is also footage from Parker’s final season in San Antonio and the injury that almost ended his career in the 2017 playoffs. It was produced by a French film crew and directed by French filmmaker Florent Bodin. “This film examines the background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player,” Netflix said about the documentary. Parker also has an autobiography released in November called “Tony Parker: Beyond All of My Dreams.”He is arguably the greatest French basketball player of all-time — now, meet the man behind the legacy.
Robinsons team up for big assist to Spurs Give
SAN ANTONIO – David Robinson Jr. has grown up before our eyes. His proud father, “The Admiral” David Robinson, carried him around the Hemisfair Arena back in 1998. Now, 22 years later, the two are teaming up with the charitable arm of the Spurs organization -- Spurs Give -- to help the city of San Antonio recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Spurs are in a unique position to really bring people together," David Jr. said. It’s a small example of how quickly and efficiently the city of San Antonio has responded to the pandemic.
David Robinson, who plays flute daily, named honorary chair of international piano competition in SA
SAN ANTONIO – David Robinson has helped place San Antonio on the map as a basketball city. But now he is lending his name to another passion: music. The Spurs legend was named honorary chair of the 2020 Gurwitz International Piano Competition, which will take place in San Antonio on Jan. 27-Feb. 1. “I'm honored to support San Antonio's musical community in this effort,” Robinson, who grew up playing piano and currently plays flute daily, said in a video released by the competition. The fourth round, which is the grand finale, will include the San Antonio Symphony and will be performed at the Tobin Center.