NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A young woman is dead and six teens are wounded after a shooting at a party in Brooklyn. The NYPD received numerous 911 calls about shots fired just after 11 p.m. Sunday in Bedford-Stuyvesant . Police said group of teens and young adults was having a party inside an apartment on Albany Avenue. Neighbors told CBS2 it was packed, with at least 100 people inside. A young woman is dead and six teens are wounded after a shooting at a party in Brooklyn. (CBS2) “There was a house party at the location, when an unknown perpetrator entered the location and began to shoot in the lobby,” NYPD Assistant Chief Judith Harrison. Bullets went through the walls of the apartment and hit seven people, killing a 20-year-old woman visiting from Virginia and injuring six other victims between the ages of 14 and 19. “Over 100 young people in this hallway last night. Not one call came in before the shooting to say that there was disruption going on,” one woman said. Link: Tracking Shootings In NYC Neighbors were heartbroken to learn the victims were so young. “It has to stop. Please, I’m speaking to everyone. I’m a father who lost a child to gun violence, and I don’t want to see nobody else die,” a man added. “Real terrible, it’s really bad. People killing each other, it don’t make no sense at all,” said another woman. As CBS2’s John Dias reported, the victims were at an after party for a Sweet 16 that was broken up earlier in the night in East New York . Police said a 17-year-old was shot at that party, and it’s believed this may have been retaliation. The victim in the first shooting is expected to survive. “This Sweet 16 party attracted a large crowd, and 911 was called to location,” NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said. “It could be a retaliatory shooting or it could be a continuation.” MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK COVID In New York: Cuomo Says It’s Possible NYC Schools Could Reopen Even If Positivity Rate Stays Above 3% Pushes, Punches, Slashings: With Violence Getting Out Of Control On NYC Subways, Guardian Angels Step Up To Patrol NYPD Officer Assaulted By Multiple People While Jogging In Queens Shooting incidents across the city are up almost 95% year-to-date. “Wave after wave after wave of gun violence. That is now considered to be a tsunami,” said one man at a gathering to end gun violence in Bed-Stuy. “A Sweet 16 should not end with bitter violence, with seven people being shot,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said at the event. “This is not normal for us. These are real issues. A child should not leave an apartment and step over dead bodies.” Adams went on to say the NYPD needs to focus on what he called precision policing and temporarily redeploy officers away from Midtown, Manhattan to these outer boroughs. Police believe there was more than one shooter involved in Sunday night’s shooting, and at least two different guns were used. So far, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips . All calls are kept confidential.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Firefighters Tuesday morning found a body in the debris of a century-old hillside home in Eagle Rock which was destroyed in a blaze Monday night. Nov. 10, 2020. (CBSLA) Los Angeles Fire Department crews and Urban Search & Rescue experts returned to the home, located in the 1100 block of West Oak Grove Drive, to search for a man who neighbors and relatives said sometimes lives at the home, but not immediately located after the fire was extinguished. LAFD confirmed Tuesday that searchers found a body inside the destroyed home. The identity of the victim was not confirmed. The fire sparked at around 5:45 p.m. Monday at the 110-year-old, 1,648 square-foot home, before spreading into nearby vegetation, LAFD reports. The fire also spread to the vegetation around the home. The house collapsed during the firefight. It took about two hours for crews to bring the blaze under control. No firefighters were hurt. Crews remained on scene through the night. Neighbors and relatives had told firefighters that an older man sometimes lives at the home and he could not initially be located, LAFD spokesperson Brian Humphrey said Monday night. The cause of the fire was under investigation. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
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PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Local) — An Oregon mom battling terminal cancer is hoping to raise enough money to take her extraordinary family on one last special trip together. Kimberly and Stuart Wall have eight children, four of them adopted last September, ages 4 to 13. “The whole goal with adopting them was to give them everything they deserved and more, because they’ve had such a hard life up to this point,” said Kira Bracken, one of the couple’s daughters who is on leave from her job in Salt Lake City. Unfortunately a year later, Kimberly learned she had stage 4 brain cancer. “We're just making memories while we can,” daughter says of mom with terminal cancer. https://t.co/DGv4FO4q83 — KSL 5 TV (@KSL5TV) November 13, 2018 “My mom was in the hospital, unconscious, after having brain surgery to remove a tumor they found the night before,” Bracken told KSL . But doctors were unable to remove the tumor because of its position in the brain and had to turn to radiation for treatment. “I feel very, very loved,” Kimberly said. “I have good family and good friends, and good kids. We’re plugging through.” Her family has already raised more than $12,000 on GoFundMe for a cruise and a trip to Disney World with the kids. “My mom really wants to have a last family trip with the kids,” said Bracken.
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List of Closures and Evacuations | Real-Time Updates RIALTO (CBSLA) — Firefighters worked throughout the night to protect a Rialto neighborhood from a brush fire which erupted near homes Tuesday night. The Sierra Fire had burned 147 acres and was 75 percent contained as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. A brush fire burns in Rialto, Calif. Nov. 14, 2018. (CBS2) The Sierra Fire broke out sometime before 10 p.m. off Sierra and Riverside avenues, near the 15 Freeway and the Glen Helen Amphitheater. The blaze started at just three acres and then exploded within minutes. It quickly spread as Santa Ana winds picked up embers. Firefighters had to use dozers to attack the blaze because it was too dangerous for hand crews. “It was terrifying to be that close, with the winds, this area can always have potential, it’s always in the back of your mind, but you never think it’s going to happen,” one woman told CBS2. While flames drew close to homes overnight, the threat had diminished by Wednesday morning. There was no reports of damage to any structures. Firefighters would remain on scene throughout the day Wednesday mopping up, monitoring the neighborhood and strengthening fire lines, SBCFD reported. No official evacuation orders were issued during the incident, but many neighbors evacuated voluntarily. Riverside Avenue remained closed Wednesday between Sierra and Locust avenues.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic got an unwelcome surprise when the lights in their New York hotel rooms all turned on at 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Turns out, they didn’t need a full night of sleep — or even All-Star Aaron Gordon — to romp over the New York Knicks. Terrence Ross scored 22 points, Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Magic cruised past the New York Knicks 115-89 on Sunday night. “We wanted to come out knocking from the beginning, and I think that is how we started the game,” Vucevic said. “We took the lead early and we never let them back in the game.” Orlando’s Jonathon Simmons dribbles past the Knicks’ Damyean Dotson during second quarter at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 11, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) Orlando struggled to start the season, losing six of its first eight. But the Magic shook off a bizarre and restless night to thump the Knicks, even thriving with Gordon on the bench because of a sprained left ankle. Harlem native Mo Bamba played his first NBA game at Madison Square Garden and had 15 points and eight rebounds. Evan Fournier added 12 points for the Magic, who have won two straight and four of five. The Magic made a season-high 17 3-pointers off 42 attempts. “Coach (Pat) Riley always says it’s a make or miss league, and the night where you shoot the ball like that, everything else is going to go your way,” Orlando coach Steve Clifford said. Orlando reeled off 10 straight points to start the game, capped by Vucevic’s turnaround jumper that led the Knicks to call a timeout with 7:27 left in the first quarter. Enes Kanter notched his fifth straight double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds. He put New York on the board with a tip-in layup, ending a string of eight straight misses to make it 10-2, but it was just too late. New York hit just 5 of 23 from the field in the opening period and missed each of their seven 3-point attempts. “We always seem to have a quarter where nothing’s clicking for us. We didn’t see the ball go in,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. The Magic closed the first quarter out on a 20-8 run, highlighted by Jerian Grant’s 3 with 0.7 seconds left to lead 30-10. Orlando never looked back, leading by 34 points during the fourth quarter. Kevin Knox had 17 points for the Knicks, who’ve lost two straight and four of five. Mitchell Robinson set a Knicks rookie record with nine blocks, two below the franchise record. “I can thank coach. He put me in a position to get those blocks,” Robinson said. New York was held to 33 percent from the field and made just 4 of 27 from deep. TIP-INS Magic : Gordon got injured in the second half of Friday night’s victory over Washington. Jerrell Martin started at power forward in his place. … Orlando’s previous high mark behind the 3-point line was 16, Oct. 20 at Philadelphia. … The 26-point margin was Orlando’s largest in a victory at Madison Square Garden in team history. Knicks : The last NBA rookie to post at least nine blocks in a game was Nerlens Noel against Indiana on Feb. 20, 2015. … New York tied a franchise-best record with 15 blocks. … Kanter is the first Knicks to post five straight double-doubles in as many games coming off the bench, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. DRESS TO IMPRESS New York unveiled its City Edition Uniform for Sunday night’s game which featured a blue and orange trim throughout the jersey and shorts, similar to the set the team wore during the 2015-16 season, paying homage to the 1952-61 Knicks uniform. UP NEXT Magic : Visit the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Knicks : Visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — To try to get more people into camping this summer, Vermont is offering first-time campers free equipment and campsites at various state parks, as New York is also doing. More than 600 people have signed up to be picked for 30 individual slots for happy camper weekends offered in July and August at various Vermont state parks. “We are always looking for ways to encourage more people to spend time outdoors with their friends and families because it’s fun, relaxing and rejuvenating, and it’s good for people’s emotional and physical health,” said state parks director Craig Whipple. “All the positive benefits of outdoor recreation can be multiplied when people spend the night outside in the woods.” The parks loan the winning campers a tent, cook stove, lantern and some sleeping pads. Staff then help the campers set up their campsite and give them a tour of the park on Friday evening. Dylan Hart, of Burlington, camped this month with her partner and 2-year-old daughter at Grand Isle State Park and said the group had “an amazing time.” Although she didn’t like camping after she and parents went on a camping trip through Europe when she was a kid, she thought it was important for her daughter to experience it. “I loved it. We had such a great time,” she said Thursday. “One of the biggest things was just seeing her, my daughter, so happy and kind of just, like, free,” she said of her daughter, who met other kids at the playground and played with them for hours. “I’ve never seen a 2-year-old so dirty in my life before, but she was having such a great time being messy and just being a kid,” she said. They also got a parking pass that allowed them to visit nearby state parks on Lake Champlain. Now Hart and her partner are trying to get their own camping gear and planning their next trip. In the last decade, visits to Vermont state parks are up 40 percent, said state parks Commissioner Michael Snyder. New York state is also offering its residents first-time camper weekends with free gear and campsites throughout the summer. (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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REDDING (CBS News) — An explosive wildfire tore through two small Northern California communities Thursday before reaching the city of Redding, killing a bulldozer operator on the fire lines, burning at least three firefighters, destroying dozens of homes and forcing thousands of terrified residents to flee. Scott McLean, a CalFire spokesman for the crews battling the blaze, said flames swept through the communities of Shasta and Keswick before jumping the Sacramento River and reaching Redding, a city of about 92,000 people – the largest in the region. The Carr Fire is “taking down everything in its path,” he said. “It’s just a wall of flames. It’s nonstop.” Late Thursday, crews found the body of a bulldozer operator who was hired privately to clear vegetation in the blaze’s path, McLean said. The fire burned over the operator and his equipment, making him the second bulldozer operator killed in a California blaze in less than two weeks. A CBS Sacramento reporter tweeted video of the devastation as it happened: Another home falls victim to the #CARRFire in Redding @GoodDaySac @GoodDayMarianne @CBSNews @CBS13MikeD @DinaKupfer @CBSSacramento @morganstu1 @BethanyCrouchTV @CBSThisMorning pic.twitter.com/UcrLYZeTwY — David Grashoff (@CameraGuyDave1) July 27, 2018 At least three firefighters and an unknown number of civilians had burns, but the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known, McLean said. “It’s just chaotic. It’s wild,” he said. “There’s a lot of fire, a lot of structures burning.” Firefighters tried in vain to build containment around the blaze Thursday but flames kept jumping their lines, he said. “It’s just a heck of a fight,” he said. “They’re doing what they can do and they get pushed out in a lot of cases. We’re fighting the fight right now.” CalFire Unified Incident Commander Chief Brett Gouvea told reporters , “The fire community is extremely heartbroken for this loss. … As we mourn the loss, we also battle a fire that is moving extremely quickly and erratically into western Redding. … We ask everyone to heed evacuation orders and leave promptly. This fire is extremely dangerous and moving with no regard for what’s in its path.” Residents of western Redding who hadn’t been under evacuation orders were caught off guard and had to flee with little notice, causing miles-long traffic jams as flames turned the skies orange. “When it hit, people were really scrambling. There was not much of a warning,” McLean said. @Jenerator72 tweeted, “Out town is burning. Everyone evacuating”: These pics were taken from the roof of my work in @shastalake the #carrfire has caused thousands to evacuate my coworkers are basically stuck as all roads around them are closed. #CaliforniaWildfires #prayers pic.twitter.com/q3avorgAVG — JustJenn (@Jenerator72) July 27, 2018 Many firefighters turned their focus from the flames to getting people out alive. “Really we’re in a life-saving mode right now in Redding,” said Jonathan Cox, battalion chief with Cal Fire. “We’re not fighting a fire. We’re trying to move people out of the path of it because it is now deadly and it is now moving at speeds and in ways we have not seen before in this area.” Some residents drove to hotels or the homes of family members in safer parts of California, while other evacuees poured into a shelter just outside of town. Drives that normally take 20 minutes were reaching two-and-a-half hours long as residents fled to safety, McLean said. CBS Sacramento called it a “mass exodus.” CBS Chico, California affiliate KHSL-TV reports KRCR-TV in Redding evacuated its newsroom. A reporter with KRCR choked up as she reported live updates about the fire before the station had to go off the air later. Two news anchors told viewers that the building was being evacuated and urged residents to “be safe.” Journalists at the Record Searchlight newspaper tweeted about continuing to report on the fire without electricity in their newsroom, and a reporter at KHSL-TV wrote on Twitter that the station’s Redding reporters were “running home to gather their things.” Mike Mangas, a spokesman at Mercy Medical Center, said the hospital was evacuating five babies in its neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for premature newborns, and taking them to medical facilities outside of the area. He said the hospital was preparing high-risk patients to be evacuated but there were no immediate plans to do so. He said several burn patients were admitted to the emergency room but that most were being treated and released. The 45-square-mile Carr Fire began Monday and tripled in size overnight Thursday amid scorching temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions. Earlier in the day, with flames exploding around Whiskeytown Lake, an effort to save boats at a marina by untying them from moorings and pushing them to safety, wasn’t swift enough to spare them all. Dozens of charred, twisted and melted boats were among the losses at Oak Bottom Marina. “The only buildings left standing … right now are the fire station and a couple of restrooms,” said Fire Chief Mike Hebrard, of CalFire. “The boat docks down there – all the way out in the water – 30 to 40 boats caught fire when the fire laid down on top of them last night and burned those up.” In the historic Gold Rush-era town of Shasta, state parks employees worked through the early morning to rescue artifacts from a museum as the blaze advanced. Wildfires throughout the state have burned through tinder-dry brush and forest, forced thousands to evacuate homes and forced campers to pack up their tents at the height of summer. Gov. Jerry Brown declared states of emergency for the three largest fires, which will authorize the state to rally resources to local governments. The wildfires have dispatched firefighters to all corners of the state amid an oppressive heat wave. A huge forest fire continued to grow outside Yosemite National Park . About 100 homes were still under threat in the San Francisco Bay community of Clayton, although firefighters had stopped the progress of a small fire there after one house burned. Hundreds of miles to the south, winds picked up and sent flames rushing downhill on the flanks of Southern California’s Mount San Jacinto. Helicopters making water drops and air tankers pouring red flame retardant circled overhead as flames burned both sides of the main road leading to the scenic town of Idyllwild. The blaze erupted Wednesday and quickly turned into a wall of flame that torched timber and dry brush. In a matter of hours, the so-called Cranston Fire grew to 7.5 square miles. About 3,000 residents were under evacuation orders Thursday in Idyllwild and several neighboring communities. The Cranston Fire was the largest of at least five police believe were purposely set by a man whose car was spotted at the starting point of the blaze in Riverside County, officials said. Brandon McGlover, 32, of Temecula was booked on suspicion of five counts of arson , state fire officials said. The heart of Yosemite National Park remained empty the day after campers and hotel guests were evicted so firefighters could try to keep the state’s largest fire from entering the park nearly two weeks after it was sparked. The closure was heartbreaking for travelers who mapped out trips months in advance to hike and climb amid the spectacular views of cascading waterfalls and sheer rock faces. Daina Miller, of Tucson, Arizona, had wanted to visit Yosemite for years, but instead her family spent a few hours breathing foul-smelling smoke Tuesday before retreating to their RV for the night. The next morning, they left for Los Angeles. “You go there and expect the fresh air and it was the total opposite of that,” she said Thursday. “It’s kind of funny, we’re going to LA to get some fresh air.” The closure through at least Sunday led to at least 1,000 campground and hotel bookings being canceled, park spokesman Scott Gediman said. Officials emphasized Yosemite wasn’t in imminent danger from the Ferguson Fire, which grew to more than 67 square miles in steep timber in the adjacent Sierra National Forest. The fire was just 25 percent contained. One firefighter was killed July 14, and six others have been injured In the north, evacuations were expanded in the wilderness recreation region near Redding that included Shasta and its historic former courthouse and ruins of brick buildings that make up Shasta State Historic Park. Matt Teague, an acting district superintendent for state parks, drove an hour and half in the middle of the night to help employees of the park and volunteers rescue historic paintings, prints and other artifacts from the museum housed in the 1861 courthouse. The fire’s faint glow was visible when he arrived at 3 a.m. and it kept getting brighter, he said. Just before dawn, the flames had gotten close enough that they were about to evacuate when the fire changed direction and began burning to the north, he said. That bought them five more hours to collect the most precious items until late morning when it became too dangerous and they were told they had to leave. “We were on our toes the whole time, to be honest with you,” Teague said. “We didn’t get everything. We didn’t have time.” Teague spoke later in the day as ash rained down and flames burned on both sides of town as temperatures in the area topped 110 degrees. He said the downtown and centerpiece of the park still stood, but it was unsafe to go inside and collect more relics. © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – Former NBA star Lamar Odom is returning to the hardwood. In an Instagram post Thursday, the 38-year-old wrote that he will be playing professional basketball in China. Lamar Odom attends The Players’ Tribune Hosts Players’ Night Out 2017 at The Beverly Hills Hotel on July 11, 2017. (Getty Images) “My heart literally warms up now I can finally share with you all that I’m returning to play Basketball,” Odom wrote. “I will be playing in China! God is good!” Odom did not elaborate on where he will be playing or what his contract looks like. He last played in the NBA in the 2012-13 season, when he appeared for the Los Angeles Clippers. He signed a contract with the New York Knicks in 2014, but was cut by the team before appearing in a game. Odom had two NBA titles with the L.A. Lakers in 2010 and 2011. He won the NBA’s sixth man award during that second championship run. In his post, Odom thanks former NBA star Stephon Marbury, for “being my inspiration.” After leaving the NBA, Marbury had a long and successful career in the Chinese Basketball Association. Odom has struggled with drug addiction for years. In 2015, he was found unconscious with cocaine in his system in a Nevada brothel. He was unconscious on life support in a Las Vegas hospital before making an incredible recovery. He blamed cocaine for helping end his NBA career. Last year, he told US Weekly that “drugs killed my drive to want to train and be in shape.” He divorced reality TV star Khloe Kardashian in 2016. The two had been married for four years when Kardashian filed for divorce in 2013. She temporarily rescinded the filing after his cocaine overdose, but later re-filed it. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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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 .
PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A food delivery driver was shot and killed while on the job in Paterson. Police say it happened early Thursday morning in the area of East 34th Street near 19th Avenue. According to sources, it is believed that a food order was called into a Chinese restaurant, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported. When the delivery driver showed up on East 34th Street around 1 a.m., CBS2 was told the person was shot during an attempted robbery, DeAngelis reported. It’s unclear if the victim was actually robbed. It appears the driver crashed into several parked cars while trying to flee from the scene. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. Neighbors woke up to unexpected police activity. “I just realized there was flashing lights outside and I came outside and then I saw this massive accident. This is like where we always park in the night,” said resident Phillip Nelson. “It’s very seldom that we have this type of police activity out here.” A little over a week ago, there was a similar scenario a few miles away. A 27-year-old was shot and killed while making a pizza delivery in Clifton. As far as Thursday’s incident, CBS2 has reached out to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and Paterson police for more information but have not heard back.
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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) — In the latest bizarre medical development for the baffling New York Mets, ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard is headed back to the disabled list after contracting hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The team figures it’s likely Syndergaard caught the contagious virus when he made an appearance at a baseball camp for kids last Thursday during the All-Star break. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that probably explains why Syndergaard weakened and his velocity decreased during Friday night’s victory at Yankee Stadium. “Hand-foot-and-mouth, are you serious? I guess it’s very uncommon in adults, period,” Callaway said Sunday. “It’s kind of odd. Maybe the first DL stint in Major League Baseball with hand-foot-and-mouth? I don’t know. A record or something.” According to WebMD.com, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an infectious disease that “most often occurs in children under 10 and is characterized by a rash of small blister-like sores on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, and headache.” The disease can spread from one person to another through saliva or fluid from blisters, among other things, and the infection normally passes in a week. The only treatment is a pain reliever such as acetaminophen, according to the website. “It took its toll the other night. He had trouble breathing, and that’s why you saw his velo down,” Callaway said. “During the game, we couldn’t quite figure it out. But I put my hands on his legs to talk to him when he came out, and I felt his legs shaking. He was just weak and run down.” Syndergaard, who missed most of last season with a torn lat muscle, just returned from the disabled list July 13 after being sidelined for more than six weeks with a strained ligament in his right index finger. He is 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 13 starts this year for the struggling Mets, who began the night last in the NL East. Assistant general manager John Ricco said the pitcher will be placed on the 10-day DL again Monday. Syndergaard stayed home Sunday and Callaway said no other members of the team have shown symptoms of the disease. “It’s not a long-term thing and hopefully he misses one start,” Ricco said. New York initially planned to recall rookie right-hander Corey Oswalt from Triple-A Las Vegas to pitch in Syndergaard’s place Wednesday against his hometown San Diego Padres. But after Sunday night’s scheduled game against the Yankees was postponed by rain, the Mets listed their starters for Tuesday and Wednesday as TBA. The game against the crosstown rival Yankees will be made up in the Bronx on Aug. 13. The news regarding Syndergaard came two days after an alarming health revelation from slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who said he might need surgery on both heels that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery. “I think he probably was a little bit frustrated that it was more painful than he expected. So I can’t speak for why or how he said it, but he did say it and I think we have to take it seriously,” Ricco said. “I don’t think it’s a disconnect,” he added. “It’s not like he’s been saying this for months and we haven’t been listening. For the first time, to our knowledge, when he was considering the surgery was when he said that.” The 32-year-old Cespedes homered Friday night in his return from the DL after missing two months with a strained right hip flexor. He disclosed after the game that calcification on his heels has bothered him for 15 years and caused the lower-body injuries that have limited him to 119 games in 1½ seasons since he signed a $110 million, four-year contract. “They’re all connected,” Ricco said. “So you’ve got to treat the whole problem. We got him to where the legs are strong, but the heel’s an issue. If he can manage the pain, he can play. “Surgery hasn’t been a consideration up until this point, until he really brought it up the other night.” New York initially planned to use Cespedes as the designated hitter Saturday against the Yankees and then start him in the outfield Sunday night, but he was sore Saturday and did not play. He felt better Sunday and offered to be the DH, but the Mets held him out of the lineup again and said he would be monitored throughout the night to see if he might be available off the bench. “It’s something that he’s managed, we’ve managed with him. It’s one of these things, he has good days, bad days with it. It’s a condition that, surgery is definitely kind of a last-resort thing,” Ricco said. “The way you treat this is with various conservative methods, whether they be orthotics, stretching, anti-inflammatories, and that’s kind of how he’s managed those symptoms over the past years. In this case, he was checked out down in Florida a few weeks ago and it was the same diagnosis. The surgery is fairly radical. It’s going to put you out for a while. So it’s not something that you look to do immediately.” Cespedes will be examined by doctors Monday, according to Ricco. “We’re not at odds with him by any stretch. He’s agreeing with every step of the way, the treatment that we’ve given him, to the point where he was anxious to come back, he was feeling good and then he came back and he felt this on Friday,” Ricco said. “I would tell you there’s no disconnect. I spoke to his agent a half-hour ago and we’re all on the same page.” In other news, the Mets recalled reliever Paul Sewald from Las Vegas. He fills the roster spot that opened when closer Jeurys Familia was traded to Oakland on Saturday. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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Ryan Mayer The Savannah Bananas are a summer league team that competes in the Coastal Plain League with a roster that features college baseball players from across the country. On Tuesday night, they played host to the Macon Bacon, a similarly delightfully rhyming team name, but the most notable part of the night was the Bananas team attire. Real Ballplayers Wear Kilts. pic.twitter.com/CVJz0DSLGQ — Savannah Bananas (@TheSavBananas) July 17, 2018 Yes, you’re seeing that correctly. The team wore kilts as part of their St. Patrick’s Day celebration (a couple months late, but to be fair, the season didn’t start until May 31st) and, in case you thought the kilts were just for the photo opp before the game, the team account provided video evidence that the players were actually playing in the kilts. No we were not joking. They are wearing kilts the whole game. First pitch in a kilt. pic.twitter.com/s1Vc252hBa — Savannah Bananas (@TheSavBananas) July 17, 2018 Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the game was postponed after just half an inning of play. But, don’t fret, the team has announced the game will be made up on July 25th and the kilts will be making a return for that night.
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