MENIFEE (CBSLA) — Giving birth to a healthy baby girl has been bittersweet for one Menifee mom, whose husband was killed in a hit-and-run crash as they hurried to the hospital when she began having contractions. “She looks just like him and I hate that he can’t see it,” Alyssa Sandoval said, holding 2-day-old Daisy Ricky Sandoval. Ricky Sandoval, 22, was driving the mom-to-be to the hospital along Highway 74 early Monday morning after she started having contractions. When they got to Menifee Road, a Toyota truck slammed into them, flipping them into a ditch. Alyssa Sandoval says she dangled in the car, with the seatbelt locked across her stomach, for what felt like 30 minutes. By the time first responders arrived, badly injured Ricky had died, holding hands with his pregnant wife as he took his final breaths. The truck driver and a male passenger ran from the crash, leaving two injured teenage girls inside the truck, according to police. Detectives are still searching for those suspects. “It’s crazy to think that someone could just not care,” Alyssa Sandoval said. Little Daisy Ricky was delivered by emergency C-section that night. Baby and mother, who still has stitches across her forehead, are recovering in the hospital before they go home, where Daisy Ricky’s twin sisters are waiting. Even as she holds her beautiful little girl, Alyssa Sandoval finds it hard to muster a smile after having lost her husband just as they were getting ready to welcome a new baby into the world. “I’m just so glad I got the chance to be with someone as amazing as him, and have a little family,” she said. Friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe page in honor of Ricky Sandoval .
ATLANTA (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, added a two-run single and reached four times, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Friday night. Kershaw (4-5) was his usual dominant self on the mound, allowing one run and six hits and striking out eight. The three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2014 NL MVP is 4-0 with a 1.43 ERA in 10 career starts against the Braves. He surprised the capacity crowd at SunTrust Park by doubling down the left-field line to put Los Angeles up 4-1 in the fourth. The inside-out swing that scored Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor didn’t draw too loud of a reaction from the fans, but they had seen enough in the eighth when Kershaw walked for the third time. Atlanta reliever Jesse Biddle was showered with boos. Los Angeles has won two straight, improving its NL-best road record to 30-22. The Dodgers are 32-16 overall since June 1, tops in the NL over that span. The Braves have lost three straight and 12 of 17. They were in first place for all but two days from May 2-July 10, but the loss kept them 2½ games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. Kershaw departed in the eighth with two runners on as closer Kenley Jansen got the last four outs to earn his 30th save in 33 chances. Freddie Freeman flew out to end the eighth, and Jansen faced the minimum in the ninth. Mike Foltynewicz (7-7) lost for the third time in his last four starts, giving up four runs, six hits and three walks and striking out eight in five innings. A first-time All-Star, Foltynewicz owns a 6.94 ERA and has allowed four homers in his last four outings. Alex Verdugo tied it at 1-all in the third with his second career homer. Foltynewicz, appearing upset with himself for giving up the lead, immediately walked Kershaw on five pitches and seemed agitated the rest of the night. Yasmani Grandal hit his 17th homer to begin the fourth and has a .389 average with six homers and 14 RBIs in 19 games this month. The Dodgers lead the NL with 142 homers, 101 of them solo shots. Kershaw worked out of trouble in the seventh. Nick Markakis singled and advanced to second when Kershaw hit Kurt Suzuki in the back with a pitch, but Johan Camargo struck out and Ender Inciarte lined into a double play. Atlanta led 1-0 in the second when Suzuki singled and scored on a groundout. TRAINER’S ROOM After missing 15 games with a right oblique strain, Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig arrived Friday in Atlanta and will return from the disabled list on Saturday. Manager Dave Roberts gave Puig the night off to spend time with his mother. Puig will likely be in Saturday’s lineup, but Roberts added that the club will use a rotation going forward so that Puig, Kemp, Pederson and Alex Verdugo get enough rest. Roberts also gives Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez starts in the outfield, too. “I think if I can keep them fresh, they’ll perform better, and if they’re mad at me, they’ll still perform better,” Roberts said. Roberts added that LHP Julio Urias, nearly recovered from major shoulder surgery sidelined him over a year, will be used in relief when he returns next month. … 3B Justin Turner did some lateral running and took some swings in batting practice. He’s missed five games with a right groin strain. HE’S BACK LHP Jonny Venters, after three Tommy John procedures and four elbow surgeries overall, was back in a Braves uniform for the first time since 2012, pitching a scoreless sixth. The 33-year-old returned to the majors earlier this year with Tampa Bay, making his first appearance in six years. Atlanta acquired him in a trade Thursday night. Venters said his stuff isn’t as dominant as it used to be, but he was delighted to get a chance to pitch for his old team just 15 miles from his family’s home in Suwanee, Georgia. UP NEXT Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (6-5, 3.87 ERA) is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in his last four starts. Braves: LHP Max Fried (1-3, 3.92) will come off the disabled list for the first time since July 5. Fried will face the Dodgers for the first time. (@Copyright 2018. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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CLEVELAND– For the first time, Cleveland rapper Q Money and his family are speaking up about his involvement with a recent bar brawl turned …
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The family of Melyda “Mely” Corado — the Trader Joe’s manager who was fatally wounded during a police shootout in Silver Lake Saturday — issued a statement today through their attorney Ron Rosengarten. “On behalf of the Corado family, we would like to thank family, friends, our Trader Joe’s family, the Silver Lake community, and people all over the nation for their overwhelming love and support during this immensely difficult time. We will never heal from this senseless tragedy, but everyone’s thoughts and prayers are helping us cope with this insurmountable loss.” The statement said the family was still too grief-stricken to answer questions but they were touched and “truly grateful” for the concern. Their statement also said, “We will be celebrating Mely’s life this Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills (6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, 90068). Anyone is welcome to join us in honoring her. Thank you all so much.”
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It has been nearly 17 years since the September 11 th terror attacks , and remains of one of the victims have just been identified. As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reports, the medical examiner’s officer was able to make the ID through a new kind of DNA testing. More than 2,700 people were killed when the Twin Towers were attacked, including 26-year-old Scott Johnson who was working as a securities analyst at an investment bank on the 89 th floor of the South Tower. The Montclair, New Jersey man was a big ice hockey player, so his family donated a hockey puck in remembrance to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. You can also find his name at the South Memorial Pool. The only thing found at the scene for his family to hold onto was his wallet – until now. This week, the medical examiner’s office announced it has identified Johnson’s bone through new DNA testing, where special chemicals are used to remove DNA from the bone fragments. One of the main difficulties in the process of going through 22,000 remains is how degraded the fragments are. “These remains went through, at Ground Zero, things like fire and water, jet fuel, sunlight, mold and bacteria – these will all destroy DNA,” said Mark Desire, of the medical examiner’s office. Johnson is now the 1,642 nd person to be identified. So far, 60 percent of those who died at the Twin Towers have been identified through remains, and each time a family is notified, it hits home for the forensics team. “It gets very emotional each time, and that relationship and the ‘thank yous’ and the hugging, it’s a very special project,” Desire said. He said the office made a promise to 9/11 families to keep searching for the remains of their loved ones, and he hopes more advances in DNA testing will allow them to keep that promise. The medical examiner’s office says the last ID was made in August of last year, but the victim’s family did not want the name released.
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New DNA Testing Helps Identify Remains Of 9/11 Victim Nearly 17 Years Later
By Chuck Carroll History (n): A continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, person, etc., usually written as a chronological account; chronicle. Odds are when you think about history, visions of textbooks that painstakingly outline every battle fought in the Civil War or the events the precipitated the fall of the Roman Empire come to mind. It’s flashing back to your childhood and your grandmother’s kitchen table, where she would spin yarns about her own upbringing or the family heritage, tales told so many times that they’ve been permanently etched into your brain. The anecdotes date back generations, centuries or more, to times (almost) long forgotten. History is in the past. Yet, World Wrestling Entertainment continues to find ways to turn it 180 degrees and make history in the future . On October 28, 2018 a major chapter in the sports entertainment history book will be written when the first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view will be held. Fittingly, WWE has chosen to call it Evolution. It’s the payoff for all of the blood, sweat and tears given by every female WWE superstar to ever set foot in the ring. Women are main eventing RAW and SmackDown , and with Ronda Rousey under contract, the company’s lead attraction is a woman. And all of it has spawned a modern-day cyber grassroots movement. “Three years ago, our fans demanded a change with the hashtag, #GiveDivasAChance, and an evolution started,” WWE Executive Paul “Triple H” Levesque, said in comments distributed by the company shortly after the event was announced. “Since that time, our female Superstars have over-delivered in every opportunity presented to them, and I expect nothing different during our first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view event.” The opportunities Levesque is referencing are the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble and Money In The Bank matches, both of which were huge hits with the audience. Evolution is an all-hands-on-deck event for every female WWE Superstar currently on the roster and perhaps those yet to sign a contract, as the finals of the second annual Mae Young Classic will be held on the show. The stacked card also features the Women’s Championships from both RAW and SmackDown as well as NXT being defended. WWE is also promising that the women from the forthcoming NXT UK brand will be represented. “This historic event marks another milestone in WWE’s women’s evolution,” said Stephanie McMahon, who has largely stepped away from an on-camera role to focus on her job as WWE’s Chief Brand Officer. “The spotlight just got brighter for these athletic, talented women, who will once again showcase to the world that they can break down barriers and blaze their own trails.” But this isn’t just about the future. Nor is it exclusively about the present. Rightfully, the women who paved the way for this night to happen will be honored as well. These are the WWE Superstars who have already made history as trailblazers in the industry. Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita are already booked, and other names are expected to be announced in the coming months. The pay-per-view marks the second time this year that the company will pay homage to its legends. Torrie Wilson, Molly Holly, Michelle McCool, Vickie Guerrero, Jacqueline, Beth Phoenix, and the aforementioned Stratus and Lita were all entrants in the Royal Rumble. Perhaps we’ll see some of their familiar faces again. It wouldn’t be out of bounds to propose a tag match pitting the current roster against the women of yesteryear. A rekindling of old feuds may also be in order. Mickie James vs. Trish Stratus and LayCool vs. The Iiconics would fit the bill perfectly. Evolution will take place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York. Tickets go on sale August 24. > > MORE: From the world of Pro Wrestling News and Notes Despite speculation to the contrary, tag titles for the women’s division aren’t in WWE’s plans for the immediate future. When asked about the possibility, Stephanie McMahon told Sky Sports , “Not quite yet but that’s absolutely something we’ve heard loud and clear from our fan base and it’s something we’re keen on implementing as soon as we are able to.” Roman Reigns is scheduled to face Brock Lesnar in a Universal Championship rematch at SummerSlam . Meanwhile, WWE is promoting that Lesnar will make his first television appearance in more than three months at next Monday’s RAW. On the SmackDown side, AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe, while Carmella will put the SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line against Becky Lynch. Elsewhere on the SummerSlam card, Ronda Rousey gets her first crack at a title in WWE, as she faces Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship; Dolph Ziggler will defend the Intercontinental title against Seth Rollins; and Braun Strowman will put his Money In The Bank briefcase on the line against Kevin Owens. Major League Wrestling’s Battle Riot is scheduled to air Friday in a special two-hour time slot. The event, which features a 40-man battle-royal-style match was taped last week in New York, features former WWE Superstars John Morrison, Jack Swagger, and Hornswoggle among others. Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix are also on the card. If you haven’t seen them, it’s worth your time to pull up a couple of their matches on YouTube. For what it’s worth, John Morrison — now John Hennigan — tells me that he’s very pleased with the MLW operation. A ticket pre-sale for the co-branded Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling “G1 Supercard” show on WrestleMania weekend in New York is set for August 8, two days before they go on sale to the general public. Likely in an attempt to stifle ticket brokers, each HonorClub member is being emailed a one-time code needed to make the purchase, and there is also an eight-ticket limit. Speaking of Ring of Honor, Women of Honor regular Karen Q has been added to the list of competitors in the upcoming Mae Young Classic. She joins former ROH standout Deonna Purrazzo on the card. Purrazzo recently signed a contract with WWE after playing a key role in the development and launch of the Women of Honor Championship earlier this year. The masked luchadora Zeuxis, NXT UK ’s Isla Dawn, and former NCAA basketball champion Lacey Lane have also been announced as tournament competitors. The latter recently signed with NXT after training under the tutelage of The Dudley Boyz. Velvet Sky and Angelina Love have reunited as The Beautiful People and are accepting limited bookings. The wildly popular former TNA Knockouts will be appearing at Starrcast next month. In a recent interview with Press Slam, Velvet Sky accuses WWE of trying to copy The Beautiful People gimmick on two occasions. First with LayCool and more recently with the Iiconics. Chuck Carroll is a former pro wrestling announcer and referee turned sports media personality who now interviews the biggest names in wrestling. He once appeared on Monday Night RAW when he presented a WWE title belt in the Redskins locker room. Follow him on Twitter @ChuckCarrollWLC .
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — When LAPD Officer Nick Wiltz gears up for work, it’s not that simple. He’s the only field officer with a prosthetic leg. KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen spoke to Wiltz about his return to work and his new challenges. How’s it feel to be back in your uniform?, Wiltz was asked. “It feels amazing,” he said. It’s a story that is Only On 9. Wiltz didn’t start out like this. CBS2/KCAL9 first met him in July of 2016 — when he graduated at the top of his class from the academy. He graduated following the deadly shooting attacks against police officers in Dallas. “If something tragic happens, you don’t get a moment to pause. You have to get back out there to serve the community,” he said at the time. Only two-months later, Wiltz lost his left leg in an off-duty crash. He was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle in Fullerton. Doctors didn’t think he was going to make it. But they didn’t know Wiltz’ spirit and determination. “Sadly, tragedy strikes everybody but you kind to have to like I said figure out how that is going to fuel you to help you get you towards your goals. To get you to help everyone around you,” he says. Wiltz says his family helped him to get past dozens of surgeries and procedures before he was able to get back into working shape. (credit: CBS) Today, two-months after returning to full duty, Wiltz met with new LAPD Chief Michael Moore He was at the hospital the night of the crash when doctors said Wiltz’ chance of survival was slim. “It reminds me so many times, life tells you that you can’t and it really is, so much of it is, about saying yes I can,” Moore told Nguyen. Wiltz initially did light work at Wilshire Division because he hadn’t gotten his prosthetic leg yet. His training coordinator says he used crutches to get around and sometimes less than that. “And I would look up and see him going up the stairs with one leg,” says Sgt. Mario Rojas. Wiltz joined the police at a time when the use of force was often questioned. He says he wants to help repair some of the bad feelings of the past. “You’re making an impact on the community if you’re doing it the right way. I’m not going to let injuries hold me back from achieving those goals.”
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A representative for Demi Lovato says she is awake and recovering with her family after the pop singer was hospitalized Tuesday for an overdose. Lovato’s story is one many can relate to, including Kevin Parker who lost his leg due to complications with an overdose in 2011. “My heart stopped in the ambulance,” said Parker “I spent three weeks in a coma.” Parker’s addiction started with painkillers after a car crash and led to harsher drugs before getting sober for seven years. Parker spent months recovering in a treatment program at Staten Island University Hospital where he later volunteered. Now he says his life is dedicated to helping people going through the same thing he did. “Addiction is not biased,” he said. “It can happen to anybody. You can be black, white, yellow, poor, rich, famous.” That message is echoed by Dr. Lipi Roy of NYU Langone Health. “Just like if you had diabetes, I would make sure you are receiving treatment chronically for as long as you have the disease,” said Roy, adding Lovato’s condition is an opportunity for parents to talk to their children. “If you find that your child is using, misusing drugs… get them the care that they need so they’re not isolated,” she said. Parker agrees and says his key to staying sober is all about daily support from family and sticking to rehab programs. “Somebody in recovery that actually beat drugs and addiction, I see them as the strongest people I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Parker. “I consider them warriors.” Reports on Tuesday night gave conflicting reports about what kind of overdose Lovato had. The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that they transported a 25-year-old woman after responding to a medical call at a home on 8000 block of Laurel View Drive, at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday. Lovato owns a home on that block, and Entertainment Tonight reports she was in stable condition after being transported for a drug overdose. Last month, Lovato released a song called “Sober,” with lyrics appearing to reference struggles with her six-year sobriety . She co-owns a Los Angeles rehab facility where she sought treatment in 2011. In her YouTube documentary released last year called “Demi Lovato, Simply Complicated,” she openly discusses her cocaine use and battles with alcohol. Lovato is currently on tour, where she has been open about living with bipolar disorder , for which she received a diagnosis in 2010. If You Have Tickets To Thursday’s Atlantic City Show… The pop star’s planned performance Thursday in Atlantic City has been cancelled , but organizers are offering ticket holders various options. “Demi’s Atlantic City appearance on July 26th has been canceled in light of today’s news,” said promoter Live Nation. “Tickets will be valid to attend the Lauv performance on July 26th along with The Chainsmokers show on July 29th as part of the Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series. Refunds are also available at point of purchase if preferred.” Thursday’s show features singer-songwriter Lauv, who has a current hit with “I Like Me Better.” Both Lauv and Sunday’s Chainsmokers concert are part of the Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
Demi Lovato Recovery An Addiction Battle Many Face Every Day
SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – An attorney for the family of a man found guilty in the 1979 rape and murder of a Fountain Valley mother is arguing that the suspected Golden State Killer may in fact be responsible for the killing, and that his client, who has since passed away, was wrongly convicted. A photo of accused rapist and killer Joseph James DeAngelo is displayed during a news conference on April 25, 2018, in Sacramento, California. (Getty Images) William Lee Evins died in prison of a heart attack in 2013, but his family still wishes to clear his name, attorney Annee Della Donna said. Donna believes the March 7, 1979, murder of 28-year-old Joan Virginia Anderson, a mother of three, has eerie similarities to the M.O. of the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, who was arrested in April and is jailed in Sacramento, awaiting trial and is facing 12 murder charges in Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Orange and Ventura counties. “The facts are just unbelievably similar” to the Golden State Killer’s M.O.,” Donna said. “It’s striking how similar they are to every other murder and rape he did.” DeAngelo is also a suspect in more than 50 rapes and more than 100 burglaries across the state dating back to 1974. In Orange County, DeAngelo is charged with the 1980 killings of Keith and Patrice Harrington in Dana Point, the 1981 killing of Manuela Witthuhn in Irvine, and the 1986 killing of Janelle Cruz in Irvine. The District Attorney’s Office has agreed to review Evins’ case and check DeAngelo’s DNA to see if he is connected to Anderson’s murder, Donna said. According to the Los Angeles Times, Evins, a contractor, was working on an addition to the Anderson home at the time of Joan’s murder. He was not arrested until 17 months later, in Texas, when an acquaintance told investigators that Evins had confessed to the murder, the Times reports. “It was a perfect setup to blame one of the contractors,” Donna claims. That acquaintance, Randy Wanner, was hypnotized by police during a preliminary hearing to help him recall details, the Times reports. Evins’ attorneys appealed, and the state Supreme Court ruled in 1984 that the hypnotism was improper evidence. “He was going to be released, he had his bags packed to go home to his wife and two children and suddenly a jail informant was in his cell,” Donna said. That prolific snitch, James Dean Cochrum, proved controversial as well as he had also testified in four other cases. Cochrum testified Evins confessed to him, so Evins was ordered to stand trial. At this point, Evins had spent five years in a jail awaiting trial. However, he took a plea deal, pleading guilty to second-degree murder, and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. His remained in prison until his death in 2013, with every parole bid being denied. (©2018 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.)
LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — It’s been three days since the murder of Corie Taft’s father Fred. The 57-year-old truck driver was shot to death in a public restroom Saturday during a family reunion at Pan American Park in Long Beach. The park is surrounded by churches, schools and homes. Long Beach police have no motive and no suspect. Fred Taft’s only child wears a t-shirt with a photo of her and her dad. Corie Taft is scared because the gunman is on the loose. She says she’s also worried that her father may have been targeted because of his race. After the killing, a coach shared with the family that his softball players have been harassed at the park. According to police the gunman is a white man in his 50s and detectives have not uncovered any evidence at this point to indicate a hate crime. “My family never saw this coming,” said Taft. “We just want closure. My dad didn’t deserve this.”
Father Shot To Death At Long Beach Park
Minutes after CBS News shared her story last week, a viewer contacted Kristie Baeumert, bringing her together with the family in the old slides
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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Pope Francis has chosen a local Long Islander to help lead the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Msgr. Richard Garth Henning was born and raised in Nassau County and spent summers kayaking and swimming in the Great South Bay in Suffolk County. Locals say his approach is just what the church needs. Moments before his ordination, Henning credited his birthplace as a reason for attaining one of the highest honors in the Catholic church. “I am a local boy, I love Long Island,” he said. “It’s been my home, a great place of joy with my family and friends.” Henning grew up one of five children in Valley Stream, all of whom were products of Holy Name of Mary. He earned high honors at Chamindae High School while working on the student newspaper. The proud graduate of the class of 1982 was involved in nearly every after school activity. School President Brother Thomas Cleary calls him a “humble guy you take a walk with.” “You sense in a conversation he’s a spiritual thinker and a really knowledgeable, intellectual man,” Cleary added. Parishioners at St. Peter of Alcantara in Port Washington, the first parish Henning served in, say they knew the newly ordained auxiliary bishop was going places. “We’re so proud of him,” parishioner Katie Duhig said. “I’m proud to know him.” As a parish priest, Henning spoke Italian, French, Greek, and Hebrew but no Spanish until he was assigned in Port Washington, where parishioners helped him become fluent. “He’s deeply pastoral, a son — an adopted son of our beautiful Hispanic Catholic community,” Rockville Centre Bishop John Barres said. The Pope appointed Henning to the elevated position. 27 bishops joined Timothy Cardinal Dolan, who proclaimed the day one of “hope and promise.” Bishop Henning will now help lead one of the larges dioceses in the nation, consisting of one and a half million Catholics.
Loren Smith managed to swim to safety but lost her family members when tourist boat capsized and sunk near Branson, Missouri
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Teen who lost her dad and brother describes duck boat capsizing