Archives May 2022

27 injured after Megabus crashes, rolls onto its side on I-95

Dozens of people were injured Sunday morning in a Megabus crash on Interstate 95, Baltimore County fire officials said.

The fire department said its fire and rescue crews were called around 6:55 a.m. Sunday for a mass casualty incident near Kingsville after a Megabus rolled over onto its side.

Officials said the bus carrying 47 people rolled over on southbound I-95 near Bradshaw and Raphel roads. No other vehicles were involved.

Officials said 27 people suffered minor injuries, 15 of whom were taken to hospitals and 12 others declined to be taken to hospitals.

Mavericks blow half-time lead as Golden State move 2-0 up in the series

The visitors dominated the opening two quarters and enjoyed a 72-58 lead at the half-way mark.

However, a valiant fightback from the hosts, including yet another high-class display from Steph Curry, allowed the Warriors to take another step towards the NBA Championship. Curry top scored for the San Francisco outfit with 32 points, while five of his teammates also finished with double figures. Luka Doncic was the top scorer for Dallas with a game-high 42 points as the Mavericks dominated in the opening 20 minutes. The visitors not only made 15 of 21 three-pointers, but they also opened up a 19-point lead at one point in the first-half.

Being 2-0 down in the series is unlikely to trouble the Mavericks, considering they were in the same predicament in the earlier round against the Phoenix Suns. Despite their deficit, Dallas came back to beat their opponents 4-3, a fightback coach Jason Kidd hopes his side can replicate. He said: “We have to understand, when we shoot three or four threes in a row and miss, you’ve got to get to the rim and got to get the ball into the paint. “It happens. They held serve. We’ve seen this in Phoenix so now we have to go back and just focus on game three and get ready for game three, understanding what’s at stake.” The series continues on Sunday with the Mavericks set to host the Warriors in Dallas.

The article NBA news: Dallas Mavericks blow half-time lead as Golden State Warriors move 2-0 up in the series appeared first on Planetsport.com.

Suspect arrested in shooting at Garrison pizza shop, police say

Baltimore County police arrested a man after a shooting Friday afternoon at a pizza shop in Garrison that left a man hospitalized.

County police said officers were called around 3 p.m. Friday to Vocelli Pizza in the 9600 block of Reisterstown Road for a shots fired call.

According to preliminary information from police, officers found a victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to a hospital. Police told 11 News the victim is in critical but stable condition.

Relatives of the victim told 11 News they are asking for prayers.

“Nobody is prepared for situations like this. There’s no course, there’s no counseling, there’s no preparation,” said Beatrice Gallop, who identified herself as a sister of the victim. “For those of us that know the word of prayer and the miracle that can take place through healing, that’s what the family is asking for.”

Family members said the victim is in his early 60s.

Baltimore County violent crimes detectives are working the case, combing through surveillance video.

Sheila Armstrong, who works at a neighboring business, told 11 News that some of her co-workers heard the gunshots. She went over to see what happened and saw the victim.

“It was terrible. I just wanted to try and save him. All I saw was this poor man lying there, and I went there talking to him, thinking he had a little wound, thinking I can patch him up, and he way laying there still breathing,” Armstrong said. “We were told by 911 operators, do not touch him. He was still alive. (It) just looks like he got shot in the back.”

Armstrong said she has seen the victim before and is upset about what happened.

“(He’s a) very nice man, just quiet and keeps to himself. But he comes over, brings our food for us and (he’s) just a nice person,” she said.

Source: WBAL

Rare northern Michigan tornado kills 1, injures more than 40

 A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs from buildings and downed trees and power lines.

The twister hit Gaylord, a city of about 4,200 people roughly 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, at around 3:45 p.m.

Mike Klepadlo, who owns the car repair shop Alter-Start North, said he and his workers took cover in a bathroom.

“I’m lucky I’m alive. It blew the back off the building,” he said. “Twenty feet (6 meters) of the back wall is gone. The whole roof is missing. At least half the building is still here. It’s bad.”

Emma Goddard, 15, said she was working at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe when she got a phone alert about the tornado. Thinking the weather outside looked “stormy, but not scary,” she dismissed it and returned to what she was doing. Her mother then called and she assured her mom she was OK.

Source: AP News

Ginni Thomas’ emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election

 Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative political activist, urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential election to choose their own slate of electors, arguing that results giving Joe Biden a victory in the state were marred by fraud.

The revelations first published by The Washington Post on Friday show that Thomas was more involved than previously known in efforts, based on unsubstantiated claims of fraud, to overturn Biden’s victory and keep then-President Donald Trump in office.

In the days after The Associated Press and other news organizations called the presidential election for Biden, Thomas emailed two lawmakers in Arizona to urge them to choose “a clean slate of Electors” and “stand strong in the face of political and media pressure.” The AP obtained the emails under the state’s open records law.

Thomas also had written to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in the weeks following the election encouraging him to work to overturn Biden’s victory and keep Trump in office, according to text messages first reported by the Post and CBS News.

Thomas was a staunch Trump supporter who acknowledged she attended the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally on the Ellipse but left before Trump spoke and his supporters later stormed the Capitol.

Source: AP News

Trump pays $110K fine, must submit paperwork to end contempt

Former President Donald Trump has paid the $110,000 in fines he racked up after being held in contempt of court for being slow to respond to a civil subpoena issued by New York’s attorney general.

Trump paid the fine Thursday but must still submit additional paperwork in order to have the contempt order lifted, the office of Attorney General Letitia James said Friday.

A message seeking comment was left Friday with Trump’s lawyer.

A Manhattan judge declared Trump in contempt of court on April 25 and fined him $10,000 per day for not complying with a subpoena in James’ long-running investigation into his business practices.

Judge Arthur Engoron agreed May 11 to lift the contempt order if, by Friday, Trump paid the fines and submitted affidavits detailing efforts to search for the subpoenaed records and explaining his and his company’s document retention policies.

Engoron also required a company hired by Trump to aid in the search, HaystackID, finish going through 17 boxes kept in off-site storage, and for that company to report its findings and turn over any relevant documents. That process was completed Thursday, James’ office said.

Source: AP News

Preakness 2022: Your guide to the 147th running of the Preakness

The middle jewel of the Triple Crown returns in 2022 on May 21.

The Preakness was postponed to October in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, which marked the latest running of the race in a history that dates back to 1873. And, Rombauer won last year’s race, which returned to its spot as the second race in the Triple Crown.

This year’s race will be highly anticipated to see whether long-shot Kentucky Derby-winner Rich Strike can get one win away from the most improbable Triple Crown ever.

 EXPLAINERHow 81-1 shot Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby

PREAKNESS LIVE & INFIELDFEST

Last year, Preakness LIVE replaced InfieldFest with a socially distant concert experience. This year’s Preakness will feature both programs!

Preakness LIVE on Friday, May 20, is being billed as racing’s biggest after-party! It’s a culinary, arts and music festival taking place from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Get Preakness LIVE tickets here.

Preakness LIVE set times — main stage from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • 5 p.m. — Brittney Spencer
  • 5:30 p.m. — DJ Quicksilva
  • 6 p.m. — D-Nice, featuring Darin Atwater and Soulful Symphony
  • 7:30 p.m. — Megan Thee Stallion
  • 9 p.m. — Ms. Lauryn Hill

The Culinary Stage opens at 4 p.m. with a Chef Expo by Marcus Samuelsson, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

The 300 Unplugged Stage starts at 4 p.m. with Brave Williams, Gary Groove, Mond Already, Money Jake, Shannon Ramsey, Yanna Maria, DJ Keebee and Hi-Def.

InfieldFest on Saturday, May 21, features performances by world-renowned artists from the heart of the historic Pimlico Race Course. This year, Marshmello is the headliner, joined by Frank Walker and Moneybagg Yo. The Chainsmokers will take part in a special NBC broadcast performance. Get InfieldFest tickets here

PREAKNESS SCHEDULE

POST-POSITION DRAW: Monday, May 16, 4 p.m. (See our coverage here)

Here are the post positions and morning lines as of Monday:

  1. Simplification (6-1)
  2. Creative Minister (10-1)
  3. Fenwick (50-1)
  4. Secret Oath (9-2)
  5. Early Voting (7-2)
  6. Happy Jack (30-1)
  7. Armagnac (12-1)
  8. Epicenter (6-5)
  9. Skippylongstocking (20-1)

BLACK-EYED SUSAN DAY: Friday, May 20. Doors at Pimlico Race Course open at 10 a.m.

PREAKNESS STAKES: Saturday, May 21, at Pimlico Race Course in northwest Baltimore. There are races all day leading up Preakness post time, which is around 6:50 p.m.

Admission gates open at 9 a.m. on Preakness Day with a first post of 10:30 a.m. Traffic flow will be the lightest before noon, and wait times could be lengthy between noon and 3 p.m.

PREAKNESS TICKET INFORMATION

General admission tickets start at $60 and go up from there for concourse, clubhouse, grandstand, dining and Turfside Terrace levels. Buy Preakness tickets in advance here.

Can’t go? Watch the special coverage and all of the Preakness Stakes on WBAL-TV 11.

PLACE YOUR BETS: How to wager on the Preakness

PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST

The following items are prohibited everywhere on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness Days:

  • Drugs or weapons of any kind
  • Outside food or beverage of any kind
  • Glass containers of any type
  • Tents
  • Umbrellas of any kind
  • Balloons, balls and Frisbees
  • Drones of any kind
  • Selfie sticks
  • Camelbacks or water bladders of any kind
  • Chairs or folding chairs of any kind
  • Hibachis or barbecues
  • Ladders, scaffolding or other raised devices
  • Bulk or oversized carrying devices
  • Non-folding, or folding, metal furniture
  • Hand carts or wheeled carts
  • Backpacks and duffel bags

Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all indoor and seating sections. Please use designated smoking areas.

The following items are prohibited in the grandstand/clubhouse:

  • Outside beverages of any kind (including alcohol, beer, wine, soft drinks, water or other beverages)
  • Outside food of any kind
  • Coolers, backpacks or thermoses
  • Vaping not permitted anywhere indoors

The following items are permitted in the grandstand/clubhouse:

  • Beach blankets and suntan lotion
  • Cellphones, cameras (up to 35mm), camcorders and binoculars
  • Clear bags for personal items, no larger than 18 inches x 18 inches
  • Empty, clear water disposable bottles
  • Personal bags including purses, no larger than 18 inches x 18 inches (subject to search)
  • For medical needs and equipment, please see on-site supervisor

The following items are prohibited in the turfside terrace and clubhouse:

  • Outside food or beverage items
  • Coolers, backpacks, or thermoses

The following items are prohibited in the InfieldFest/Mug & Vine Lounge presented by Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer:

  • Thermoses
  • Balloons, balls, and frisbees
  • Food or beverages of any kind (including alcohol, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, or other beverages)

The following items are permitted in the InfieldFest/Mug & Vine Lounge presented by Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer:

  • Beach blankets (InfieldFest only) and suntan lotion
  • Cellphones, cameras (up to 35mm), camcorders and binoculars

*Pimlico reserves the right to confiscate any such item.

All persons entering Pimlico and their camera bags, purses and containers are subject to direct physical search or indirect search by wanding or magnetometers.

Chris Brown Lands Multi-Year Residency in Las Vegas

Grammy-winning Chris Brown returns to Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas for a “multi-year” residency, the full details will be released soon.

Starting June 11th, as part of the residency, Chris will perform hits and album tracks, while premiering new songs from his forthcoming album, “Breezy.

Chris Brown helped define Drai’s LIVE and what has become an unmatched lineup of residency performers on the Las Vegas Strip,” stated Dustin DraiVP of Entertainment for Drai’s Management Group. “He’s one of the most dynamic live performers today, and we’re thrilled to welcome him back with a production that’s set to deliver an unprecedented fan experience.

For the residency, Chris Brown will be the first to perform on a self-designed and transparent two-level stage to present a more immersive experience for the audience.

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CA Officer Arrested for Allegedly Masturbating in Home During Domestic Disturbance Call

According to reports, a California cop was arrested after allegedly masturbating in the home of a domestic disturbance victim during an investigation. 

San Jose Officer Matthew Dominguez, 32, allegedly “touched himself” in front of two female family members during the investigation. Dominguez fully exposed himself forcing the “shocked and scared” women to search out others in house for refuge. 

“The charged behavior is beyond disturbing,” DA Jeff Rosen said in a statement. “Law enforcement officers respond to our homes to help crime victims, not terrorize, traumatize, and create new victims.”

Dominguez’s case comes amid changes to disciplinary proceedings within the San Jose Police Department. 

“Let me start by sharing my commitment to transparency,” Police Chief Anthony Mata said in a previous statement. “The days of saying this is a ‘personnel matter’ are over in the San Jose Police Department. My administration and I will share what we can when it comes to investigations. Although the amount of information we can provide may be limited, we will provide it.”

Source: nypost.com

At least 10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

A gunman wearing military-style clothing and body armor opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing at least 10 people before being taken into custody Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Details on the number of additional people shot at the Tops Friendly Market and their conditions weren’t immediately available. The two officials were not permitted to speak publicly on the matter and did so on the condition of anonymity.

Investigators believe the gunman may have been streaming the shooting through a camera affixed to his helmet, one of the officials said. The video showed the gunman, dressed in military gear, pulling up to the front of the store with a rifle on the front seat and then pointing the rifle at people in the parking lot as he exited the vehicle and opening fire, the official said.

It also shows the suspect walking into the supermarket and shooting several other victims inside, the official said. One of the victims was a recently retired police officer who was working as a security guard at the store, according to the official.

One of the officials cautioned the investigation was in its preliminary stages and that authorities hadn’t yet discerned a clear motive, but were investigating whether the shooting was racially motivated.

The supermarket is in a predominately Black neighborhood, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of downtown Buffalo. The surrounding area is primarily residential, with a Family Dollar store and fire station near the store.

Buffalo police confirmed the shooter was in custody in a tweet, but did not identify the suspect. Police officials did not immediately respond to messages from the AP seeking comment.

Witnesses reported the gunman was wearing military-style clothing in addition to the body armor, one of the officials said

Braedyn Kephart and Shane Hill, both 20, pulled into the parking lot just as the shooter was exiting. They described him as a white male in his late teens or early twenties sporting full camo, a black helmet and what appeared to be a rifle.

Source: AP News