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Tiger Woods Arrested In Florida On DUI Charge

JUPITER, Fla. (CBSNewYork) — Golf great Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday morning in Florida and charged with driving under the influence. According to WPBF-TV, Woods was taken into custody around 3 a.m. in Jupiter. He lives in nearby Jupiter Island. He was released from custody at 10:50 a.m. Check back for more on this developing story. Read More »

Lasorda Recovering At Home After Surgery

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is home Monday after undergoing surgery to replace his heart pacemaker. Lasorda, 89, was released Sunday, according to a Twitter post by the Dodgers organization. “Tommy Lasorda underwent surgery to replace his pacemaker yesterday (Thursday),” the team announced in an earlier post on Twitter. “He’s doing well and looking forward to returning to Dodger Stadium.” Tommy Lasorda has been released from the hospital and is at home resting comfortably. pic.twitter.com/cUcYGwkx2o — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 28, 2017 Lasorda was hospitalized last week and at one point was reported to be in intensive care. It was his third hospital stay since August 2016. The Baseball Hall of Famer has a history of heart trouble and suffered a heart attack in 2012. He managed the Dodgers for 21 seasons from 1976 to 1996, guiding the team to four World Series appearances, including championships in 1981 and 1988. Lasorda has been with the team for more than seven decades and currently serves as a special adviser to Dodgers chairman Mark Walter. He last appeared at Dodger Stadium in April for the unveiling of a statue honoring Jackie Robinson. (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.) Read More »

Mandeville Canyon Blaze Sparked By Weed-Wacker Nearly Fully Contained

BRENTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters expect full containment Monday for an accidental brush fire in Mandeville Canyon that charred about 55 acres and burned near homes in Brentwood. The flames were 95 percent contained by a line of cleared vegetation Monday morning and new crews of firefighters were expected to replace the firefighters who worked all night, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was accidentally caused by sparks from a weed-wacker. By the time the blaze was reported at 12:45 p.m. Sunday it had burned three to four acres of brush near a house in the 2960 block of Mandeville Canyon Road, she said. An hour later, it had spread to eight acres, burning up hillsides toward the Mountaingate Country Club, Stewart said. Update #BrushFire ; 5:58AM; 2969 N Mandeville Canyon Rd; #Brentwood ; #MandevilleFire #Brentwood … https://t.co/eZftHqyz5H — LAFD (@LAFD) May 29, 2017 At 10:40 p.m. the acreage had risen to about 55 acres but a containment line of cleared brush was about 70 percent around the flames and resources sent by mutual aid agencies had been released, Stewart said. A volcano-like smoke plume was visible across the Westside and San Fernando Valley, as the fire consumed moderate to thick brush in an area just off Mandeville Canyon Road, a dead end thoroughfare that snakes up a deep canyon, lined by expensive view houses. Mandeville Canyon Road was shut down at Sunset Boulevard to accommodate fire fighting operations, Stewart said. Fire trucks were staged for assignment at Sunset Boulevard, two-plus miles downhill from the fire. Another command post was set up at the Mountaingate country club, north of the fire and just west of the San Diego (405) Freeway. Firefighters asked Los Angeles police to be ready in case houses needed to be evacuated. Eventually five homes were cleared, Stewart said. By late evening residents with IDs were allowed to return to their homes. No houses were burned and no injuries were reported. (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.) Read More »

5/29 CBS2 Memorial Day Afternoon Weather Headlines

Justin Lewis CBS2 Meteorologist Expect leftover showers and drizzle into the afternoon with things quieting down by late in the day. There will be a bit of cloud cover out there too, so don’t expect much of a warm up — only around 60° for a high. Clouds, fog and spotty drizzle will be in the mix tonight. Temps will hold in the mid and upper 50’s until daybreak. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with perhaps a shower or storm, but it seems like the best chance will be late in the day. Highs tomorrow will be slightly warmer in the mid and upper 60’s. As for Wednesday, expect partly sunny skies with warmer highs in the 70’s. Read More »

President Trump Marks Memorial Day With Visit To Arlington National Cemetery

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery during his first public appearance following his overseas trip. “Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA!” Trump tweeted Monday. “I look forward to paying my respects to our brave men and women on this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery later this morning.” Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017 I look forward to paying my respects to our brave men and women on this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery later this morning. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017 Monday’s appearance comes as the president deals with new allegations against his son-in-law . Several reports claim Jared Kushner proposed setting up a secret channel of communication with the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. In interviews Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he did not know if the reports are true. But he said if they are, “I think any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russia is a good thing.” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters in an off-camera news conference that he does not find backchannel communications with Russia problematic. “What that allows you to do is to communicate in a discreet manner, so it doesn’t predispose you toward any sort of content of that conversation or anything,” McMaster said. “So no, I would not be concerned about it.” Read More »

Palladino: Losing Familia Will Prove Biggest Blow To Mets’ Playoff Hunt

By Ernie Palladino » More Ernie Palladino Columns It should be pretty obvious by now that an inhuman spate of injuries has undermined the first two months of the Mets’ season. The optimists out there will say there’s plenty of baseball left, and therefore plenty of time for people like Yoenis Cespedes, Steven Matz and, yes, even Noah Syndergaard to get healthy again and lead a late-season charge up the NL East ladder. But as true as that might be, it is equally true that some injuries count more than others. Not that ace Syndergaard’s torn lat muscle should be minimized, or that anyone should shrug off the tight quad that has delayed slugger Cespedes’ rehab from a strained left hamstring, but the Mets have compensated for both of them. The Mets’ Jeurys Familia warms up before pitching the third inning of a spring training game against the Houston Astros on Feb. 27, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) But losing closer Jeurys Familia to a blood clot in his right arm has proved a death blow to the Mets’ hopes for a division title, and probably even contention for a wild-card spot. He’s the one guy they haven’t replaced, and will never replace. At least not this year. MORE:  Sims: Good Thing Familia’s Blood Clot Was Discovered Now They simply don’t have a Dellin Betances in their bullpen. New York has gotten to know Betances well, mainly as a setup man for Andrew Miller two years ago and Aroldis Chapman the past two seasons. But when Chapman went to the disabled list with an inflamed rotator cuff May 14, Betances was there to step into the closer’s role. The Yanks haven’t missed a beat since then. Betances, who performed the same role last year after Brian Cashman shipped Miller and Chapman to the Indians and Cubs, respectively, in July, has hit on five of six save opportunities. He was especially impressive Saturday when manager Joe Girardi called on him for a five-out save against the A’s. Terry Collins? He’s struggling mightily to find any workable combination for a bullpen that throws more gas on the mound than at the batter. MORE:  Tim Tebow’s Week Included Struggles At Plate, Big Catch Say what you will about Familia’s problems in the postseason, but the division title that led to the World Series in 2015 wouldn’t have been possible without Familia’s 43 saves. Nor would last year’s wild-card finish have happened without Familia saving 51 of those 87 victories. With Familia out, probably for the season, the only gun Collins has to make up for those 94 saves in two years is Addison Reed. Like Betances, he made his bones in a setup role. Unlike Betances, he’s hardly as effective a closer. Though certainly game enough, Reed proved last year that closer is not his true calling, as he blew four out of five opportunities. This year, he’s already blown two out of eight chances, the latest coming in Saturday’s extra-inning loss to the Pirates. Reed gave up the tying run in the ninth on three hits. He has allowed five hits and two runs in his last two innings, and nine hits and four runs in his last 7 2/3 innings. He’s no Familia. But let’s not lay all the Mets’ problems at Reed’s doorstep. The cast in front of him is no great shakes, either. Hansel Robles was so bad that they had to send him down to the minors. Rafael Montero failed miserably as a middle reliever, then as a starter, and was sent down Friday. Opponents are hitting a healthy .278 against Fernando Salas, whose ERA is 5.56 ERA. And new arrival Neil Ramirez doesn’t look like he’ll be the answer to anything. The Mets have a hard enough time just getting to Reed. Despite the absence of Cespedes, the offense has provided them with a respectable amount of late-game leads. But the Mets have blown seven of them, either at the hands of Reed or his predecessors. Only the Rangers have blown more. Without a reliable closer like Familia, the Mets can never rest easy even when the middle relievers get a lead to the ninth. Familia’s absence has carried repercussions all the way to the front of the bullpen. It’s a big reason they went into Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh at 20-27, in third place, and 8½ games off the wild-card pace. Reed is game, but he’s not a real closer. And they don’t have a Betances to step up as the Yankees do. For all the other myriad injuries — and there have been plenty — the one they won’t compensate for is Familia’s. His will turn out to be the death blow. Please follow Ernie on Twitter at @ErniePalladino Read More »

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