Friday, 20 April 2018
Latest news
Home » Local


Shooting Reported At San Francisco UPS


In 2014, a man shot and killed two of his supervisors before turning the gun on himself at a UPS distribution centre in Birmingham, Alabama. "They were all in rapid succession", Raymond Deng, a 30-year-old tech worker who lives across the street from the warehouse, said of the gunshots. Read More »

Contra Costa County DA charged for using campaign funds


The East Bay Times ( ) says Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and later entered the plea to a felony count of perjury. The felony counts come after a county grand jury formally accused the county's top prosecutor of "willful or corrupt" misconduct and began separate proceedings to remove him from office. Read More »

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Mass Shooting at Virginia Baseball Practice


Scalise was shot in the hip and underwent surgery, according to a statement released by his office. Cheney said in a statement that now was the time to embrace the spirit of bipartisanship and unity. "All of a sudden we heard a very loud shot ". "Everybody probably would have died except for the fact that Capitol Police were there", Sen. Susan Griffiths, spokeswoman for George Washington University Hospital Centre, said two people were being treated there and were in critical condition. Read More »

Inglewood will vote on deal for Clippers to explore new arena

The Inglewood City Council is set to vote tomorrow to approve an exclusive negotiation agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers for an National Basketball Association arena in the city. The Rams aren't involved in the Clippers' arena project, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. However, this move may not come any time soon, because as Bonsignore notes , "the Clippers are locked into a lease at Staples Center that runs through 2024". Read More »

Shooting at San Francisco UPS facility leaves four injured, company says


Three people were killed as well as the shooter. Following the shooting, what appeared to be two bodies lay in the middle of a street outside the facility, covered with yellow tarps, the San Francisco Chronicle reported . The shooting occurred on the third floor of the UPS building, a worker told KCBS radio. "Please avoid the area, expect street closures and traffic delays". Read More »

Gunman wounds GOP Congressman, then killed by police


St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the suspect owned a home inspection business, but the business license expired previous year. Brooks said the shooter said nothing during the rampage. "I got Steve Scalise's phone and called his wife", Flake said. Shortly after the accident, The White House issued a statement, noting that President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are monitoring developments closely. Read More »

Rep. David Rouzer comments on shooting during Congressional baseball practice


The attacker fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Congressman Tim Ryan played for the Democratic team. He finished practice and left about five minutes before the shooting. Police in Alexandria, Virginia say they are investigating a shooting that involves multiple people in northern Virginia. Johnson says he serves with the injured congressman, Steve Scalise, on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Read More »

IL and Iowa lawmakers react to the Virginia shooting

According to the AP, Alexandria police said that the suspect is in custody. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , two staffers and two Capitol Police officers were wounded in the shooting before members of Scalise's security detail shot the gunman, who was armed with a rifle. Read More »

4 killed after shooting at UPS warehouse in San Francisco


Earlier , UPS said in a statement the shooter was an employee. A long column of two rows of UPS employees were escorted out of the building by armed police officers, KPIX reported . Police closed down blocks surrounding the UPS center and helicopters circled overhead as employees lined up a block away. Three victims have been confirmed dead in the shooting, which apparently happened during a shift change around 9 a.m. Read More »

Multiple victims reported in shooting at UPS warehouse


Chaplin said the incident did not appear to terrorism-related. The victims, like the gunman, were also company drivers, said Steve Gaut, head of investor relations at UPS. "We are always saddened by the loss of life to gun violence. Even one shooting and one victim is too many". Police advised people to avoid the area. Read More »

Shooting in Virginia: What we know

Rep. Steve Scalise , a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall. Brooks said the weapon looked to be a semi-automatic. Lawmakers said the shooter, who was armed with a rifle, had exchanged fire with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene and was shot before being taken into custody. Read More »

Jurors to see video of fatal Milwaukee police shooting


An officer who witnessed Dominique Heaggan-Brown shooting 23-year-old Sylville Smith after a foot chase will be taking the stand to testify about the August 13 shooting, which sparked riots in a predominantly black neighborhood where it occurred. Read More »

Sessions Testimony: Senators question Attorney General on Russian contacts


Any suggestion that he was colluding with the Russian government, he told a Senate committee yesterday, was " an appalling and detestable lie ". A screengrab of U.S. However, Sessions refused to say whether he ever spoke with Trump about firing Comey. Sessions said: "It did not violate my recusal". Instead, Comey was ousted for mishandling the Hillary Clinton email scandal, Cornyn argued. Read More »

U.S. investigators seek Trump-Comey conversation memos

Comey repeatedly refused to say in the Senate hearing Thursday whether he thought Trump had obstructed justice. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Congressional leadership at the White House in Washington , June 6, 2017. Read More »

Mookie Betts robs home run with an assist from Yankees fan


Craig Kimbrel retired Aaron Judge for the final out and recorded a four-out save as the Boston Red Sox held on for a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. 'We were able to have the interpreter in bullpen sessions, ' Farrell said . "We needed this", manager Joe Girardi said. After splitting the first two games of this series, the second-place Red Sox (32-26) now trail the Yankees by two games entering tonight's finale, with lefty David Price set to oppose Michael ... Read More »

Ariana Grande to get honorary citizenship of Manchester


In new plans by the council, the system will allow for people outside the English city who make an outstanding contribution to be given honorary citizenship. Speaking about her concert, brother Frankie Grande told the publication that his sister stayed calm throughout the show because on stage she's "in her element", adding that the pop star is staying strong for her fans. Read More »

President Trump: Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died


Hodgkinson died from his injuries following the incident. A congressional staffer was also injured. He was shot this morning by a gunman identified as James T. The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., tomorrow night, June 15. The annual game has been played since 1909. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Read More »

Jaden & Willow Smith Have Officially Moved Out of Their Parent's House!


With Trey living five minutes away from Will and Jada , and with Jaden , 18, and Willow , 16, busy traveling the globe for their own career endeavors, you can guarantee to find the children at the Smith home when they're in town. Willow chimed in that Will and Jada are the most giving people . But it's still a little shocking to hear that a 16-year-old (in Willow's case) is living on her own in LA. Read More »

Gabrielle Giffords: Virginia shooting is an attack on democracy

At that time the police were causing all of us to gather outside the first baseline and the chain link fence and cordoning off the area to help ensure if there was a second shooter we would be better protected. "There's such a hatefulness in what we see in American politics and policy discussions right now. this has got to stop", Representative Rodney Davis, a Republican team member, told CNN in an interview while still wearing his baseball cleats and practice clothes. Read More »

UPS Shooting in California Leaves 4 Dead


The shooting took place in a different part of the building from the area where UPS customers pick up and drop off packages. Video shows UPS employees leaving the area as police swarm UPS facility in San Francisco amid shooting. The employee said the shooter was carrying a handgun. Police are now conducting a search of the building, they said. SF Supervisor Malia Cohen, in whose district the incident occurred, issued a statement saying, "I am deeply saddened by the tragic shooting that ... Read More »

Republican House Whip Steve Scalise shot in Virginia

A total of five people were injured and transported to the hospital. Scalise underwent surgery and is said to be stable, according to President Donald Trump . Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he's grateful for the Capitol police, including the security detail that works around the clock to keep him and his wife, Elaine, safe. Read More »

Kentucky National Guardsmen charged with sexual assault


According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police , troopers were called to the Murray-Calloway County Hospital, in Murray, Kentucky , at 10 a.m. Hart was charged with first degree sexual abuse and second degree sodomy. "Sexual assault is not only a reprehensible act, it is a criminal act". Read More »

Area Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch


The National Weather Service has put counties to the north of Springfield under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday . The National Weather Service reminds people that lightning is one of nature's leading killers. Even with storms possible, high temperatures are forecasted to stay in the upper 80s through the weekend before cooling to around 78 degrees on Sunday. Read More »