Ash-covered roads in Tonga after volcanic eruption
Following a massive volcanic explosion and tsunami, much of the island nation of Tonga is left devastated, with the first humanitarian flights arriving on Tonga five days after the dual disaster cut the Pacific kingdom off from the rest of the world.news.yahoo.com
VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Brandeis rolls past Antonian; Clark, Churchill and Edison earn big sweeps
The second week of the 2021 high school volleyball season ratchets up the intensity. Carlee Pharris and the Brandeis Broncos rolled past Antonian in front of a raucous home crowd, while Clark, Churchill and Edison all earn impressive sweeps over Harlan, Taft and Southside respectively.
San Antonio police ask for public’s help to find person of interest in cutting case
Police are searching for 34-year-old Crystal Coronado, pictured above. SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in a cutting case from last month. Officials are searching for 34-year-old Crystal Coronado, pictured above. Coronado is a person of interest in the case. RELATED: SAPD seeks help identifying murder suspects caught on video in New Year’s Day shooting
Driver extracted from vehicle after crash into tanker truck dies from injuries, police say
SAN ANTONIO – A 45-year-old man who had to be cut from his vehicle after he crashed into a tanker truck Wednesday morning has died from his injuries, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred around 1 a.m. in the 10500 block of Roosevelt Avenue, not far from Loop 410 on the city’s South Side. The driver, identified as 44-year-old, Angel Baltazar, was traveling southbound on Roosevelt Avenue at a high rate of speed when he crashed his pickup truck into a tanker truck pulling out of a refinery, police said. He was extracted from his vehicle by firefighters and taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition. Police did not say exactly why the crash happened.
Police suspect man hit while walking on Loop 410 access road had been drinking
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a man who was hit by a pickup truck while walking along the access road of a South Side highway apparently had been drinking shortly before the crash. Officers found a 60-year-old man down on the access road of Loop 410 near Roosevelt Avenue early Tuesday morning. Police said it does not appear the pickup driver was to blame. They say shortly before the crash, they had begun receiving calls about a man initially walking on the highway, then down the middle of the access road. Officers said when they found the injured man, he was able to talk to them and asked where his beer was.
SAPD: 1 dead, 2 wounded in exchange of gunfire at motel and nearby gas station
SAN ANTONIO – One person is dead and two people were wounded in an exchange of gunfire on the city’s South Side early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said. According to police, an altercation involving eight people started at a motel and then spilled to a nearby Shell gas station parking lot. Police said a man entered a motel room just before some type of altercation occurred. Investigators say a 40-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 39-year-old man was shot in the hand during the gunfire in the motel room. The man wounded at the gas station was taken to a Brooke Army Medical Center for his injuries where he’s expected to recover.
Man stabbed while riding Green Line train, police say
The stabbing occurred at 1:50 a.m. on a train, police said. The 55-year-old man got off the train at the Roosevelt station, 1167 S. State St., where he told a CTA employee that he was injured. An officer who responded to the scene used QuikClot Combat Gauze on several of the man’s stab wounds until EMS arrived.chicagotribune.com
Depth gives East Central volleyball team the edge in Roosevelt sweep
Depth gives East Central volleyball team the edge in Roosevelt sweepIn the season-opening match for both volleyball teams, East Central survived a late gut-check to begin the season on a winning note. East Central won 25-18, 25-22, 26-24. “Just that experience, to drive ourselves to play solid defense and have solid serving, is valuable,” East Central coach Kelly McDaniel said. “We did a pretty good job for not having as many practices as we usually do before our first match,” Hornets senior outside hitter Cheyenne Dantonio said. Especially for a new team.”Medina Valley (4-1) defeated the Hornets in five games 25-20, 21-25, 17-25, 25-23, 15-6 Sept. 19 at East Central.mysanantonio.com
Navy admiral submits results of probe on virus-infected ship
The acting Navy secretary at the time, Thomas Modly, ordered Crozier relieved of command in early April, saying he had distributed his letter too widely and shown poor judgment. But after it was reviewed up the chain of command, James McPherson, who succeeded Modly as acting Navy secretary, ordered a fuller investigation. That initial report recommended that Crozier be restored to command, but that suggestion was set aside pending the outcome of the wider probe. McPherson will be replaced on Friday by Kenneth Braithwaite, who has been confirmed by the Senate as Navy secretary. President Donald Trump's first Navy secretary, Richard Spencer, was fired in November 2019 after clashing with the White House over disciplinary actions involving a Navy SEAL.
Sailors on sidelined carrier get virus for second time
Navy via AP)WASHINGTON Five sailors on the U.S. aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy. The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt underscores the befuddling behavior of the highly contagious virus and raises questions about how troops that test positive can be reintegrated into the military, particularly on ships. All five sailors had previously tested positive and had gone through at least two weeks of isolation. The Roosevelt has been at port in Guam since late March after the outbreak of the virus was discovered. Earlier this month hundreds of sailors began returning to the ship, in coordinated waves, to get ready to set sail again.
Navy wants to reinstate fired captain of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an extraordinary reversal, the U.S. Navy has recommended reinstating the fired captain of the coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, whose crew hailed him as their hero for risking his job to safeguard their lives, officials said on Friday. The Pentagon issued a statement acknowledging Esper received the results of the Navys preliminary inquiry into the Roosevelt incident. During this time of crisis, Captain Crozier is exactly what our Sailors need: a leader who inspires confidence, he said. Crozier was fired by the Navys top civilian, then-acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, against the recommendations of uniformed leaders, who suggested he wait for an investigation into the letters leak. Those incidents raised questions about Navy training and the pace of operations, prompting a congressional hearing and the removal of a number of officers.feeds.reuters.com