Scoreboard roundup — 6/23/19

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iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
LA Angels 6,  St. Louis 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 6, Boston 1
Cleveland 8, Detroit 3
Houston 9,  NY Yankees 4
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1
Texas 7, Chi White Sox 4
Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 2
Seattle 13, Baltimore 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 6, Philadelphia 4
Atlanta 4, Washington 3, 10 Innings
Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 10, 11 Innings
Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 5
Chi Cubs 5, NY Mets 3
Arizona 3, San Francisco 2, 10 Innings
LA Dodgers 6, Colorado 3

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Washington 89, Atlanta 73
Chicago 93, Connecticut 75
Phoenix 82, LA Sparks 72
Seattle 65, Indiana 61

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Kansas City 1, Columbus 0

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Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Bodies of woman, infant, toddlers found near Rio Grande River in Texas

U.S. NEWS Bodies of woman, infant, toddlers found near Rio Grande River in Texas https://linewsradio.com/bodies-of-woman-infant-toddlers-found-near-rio-grande-river-in-texas/ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/national-news/

Rex_Wholster/iStock(RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas) — Four bodies were found Sunday evening near the Rio Grande River, southeast of the Anzalduas Park in Las Paloma Wildlife Management Area, an area rife with human trafficking, authorities said.

The deceased appeared to be two infants, a toddler and a 20-year-old woman, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra told ABC News Rio Grande Valley, Texas, affiliate KRGV-TV.

Because the bodies were found on federal property, the FBI will handle the investigation.

The four people may have died from dehydration, investigators told KRGV.

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Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Severe weather threatens 50 million from Wisconsin to Georgia

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 200 severe weather reports stretching from the Plains to the Southeast on Sunday included a reported tornado near South Bend, Indiana, that damaged a building but injured no one.

About 4 to 6 inches of rain fell in southwest Missouri in fewer than six hours, resulting in a flash flood emergency for parts of that area. Devastating flash flooding was reported in Newton and McDonald counties.

Heavy rain — more than 4 inches locally, in parts — also was reported in Kansas. The town of Ellsworth reported hail as large as hens’ eggs. Wind gusts of up to 70 mph were reported from Texas to Indiana.

Radar on Monday morning showed a line of strong to severe storms from Texas to Tennessee, with very heavy rain and locally damaging winds.

The severe weather should slide south into parts of southeast Texas and Louisiana later Monday morning, but the storms are forecast to lose some of their intensity.

This weather is part of a slow-moving storm that’s heading through the central and eastern U.S. As the storm’s warmer sector moves toward parts of the Midwest and Appalachia, more severe weather is expected.

Cities including Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Pittsburgh all could be at risk for strong wind and large hail — possibly a brief tornado — in the radar map’s “slight risk” region.

More severe weather on Tuesday is likely in parts of the Midwest, with strong winds, large hail and brief tornadoes possible.

The Southeast is heating up. Temperatures and humidity will be on the rise Monday and Tuesday, when Heat Index values will reach triple digits from New Orleans to Miami.

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Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Arkansas medical school student recalls blacking out before friend’s killing

U.S. NEWS Arkansas medical school student recalls blacking out before friend's killing https://linewsradio.com/arkansas-medical-school-student-recalls-blacking-out-before-friends-killing/ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/national-news/

Jessy Pacheco/Facebook(NEW YORK) — An Arkansas native attending medical school in Mexico spoke publicly for the first time since his apparent kidnapping last week, but the Sunday press conference seemed to offer more questions than answers.

Jessy Pacheco, of Van Buren, Arkansas, and Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, also an American citizen and student at Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, vanished after a graduation celebration on June 15.

Romero was found beaten and shot to death two days later, and Mexican authorities feared Pacheco may have suffered a similar fate. But things took a twist when Pacheco boarded a Dallas-bound flight with his mother, later saying he had no recollection of what had happened to his friend.

On Sunday, Pacheco said he “blacked out” after leaving a graduation celebration at a nightclub in Mexico’s second-largest city, Guadalajara. He said the “complete blackout” left him scrambling for answers and that he couldn’t remember anything between the celebration and boarding a plane in Mexico.

“All my family, friends were there. We were just celebrating and next thing you know [I] blacked out,” he said during a news conference alongside his family. “I thought my life was over.”

Pacheco, who attended the university’s medical school for 2 1/2 years but finished his residency in Arkansas, said he hadn’t spoken with Mexican authorities since returning to the U.S.

“There are things that we don’t know, and that’s what they [authorities] are trying to figure out because we just don’t know,” Pacheco said.

“We don’t know who he was with, who had him,” his mother, Vilma Franco, added. “We don’t know nothing.”

His family declined to say how they made contact with Pacheco in Mexico.

Authorities previously said they believed Pacheco’s disappearance and his friend’s killing occurred in the Providencia neighborhood of Guadalajara on Saturday, according to a statement from the Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office.

Romero, a California native, was found beaten and shot to death a few blocks away from where he was last seen alive, authorities said.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Bodies of seven missing climbers in Indian Himalayas recovered, officials say

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deeltijdgod/iStock(NEW DELHI) — The bodies of seven climbers who went missing in the Himalayas within India last month have been recovered, officials said.

A search team from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police retrieved the bodies on Sunday at an altitude of 5,800 meters (about 19,000 feet) to the base camp, according to Vijay Jogdande, an administrator of northern India’s Uttarakhand state. It will take two to three days to return them to base camp.

The bodies have not yet been identified, but Jogdande told ABC News that a woman and an Indian man were among them.

The search for the missing eighth climber continues, Jogdande added.

The eight-member group, led by British mountaineer Martin Moran, set out on May 13 to attempt to summit a previously unclimbed, unnamed eastern peak on Nanda Devi, the second-highest mountain in India, part of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Moran’s Scotland-based company, Moran Mountain, said its last communication with the team was on May 24. They were supposed to return to base camp two days later, but never did. There had been avalanches in the region.

The group was composed of four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and a man from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, a national body, according to Pithoragarh Additional District Magistrate R.D. Paliwal.

An official with the U.S. Department of State said they are “aware of reports of a recovery option underway” for the two Americans and the other climbers, but referred ABC News to local authorities for further questions.

Local authorities weren’t alerted of the party’s absence until May 31. A search team in helicopters spotted five bodies and several empty red tents June 3.

It has been a particularly deadly season for climbers in the Himalayas this year, especially on the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, where short windows of safe climbing weather on the Nepal side paired with crowds and inexperienced adventurers have contributed to numerous deaths.

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Posted On 24 Jun 2019

Bodies of seven missing climbers recovered in Indian Himalayas, officials say

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deeltijdgod/iStock(NEW DELHI, India) — The bodies of seven climbers who went missing in the Himalayas within India last month have been recovered, officials said.

A search team from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police retrieved the bodies on Sunday at an altitude of 5,800 meters (about 19,000 feet) to the base camp, according to Vijay Jogdande, an administrator of northern India’s Uttarakhand state. It will take two to three days to return them to base camp.

The bodies have not yet been identified, but Jogdande told ABC News that a woman and an Indian man were among them.

The search for the missing eighth climber continues, Jogdande added.

The eight-member group, led by British mountaineer Martin Moran, set out on May 13 to attempt to summit a previously unclimbed, unnamed eastern peak on Nanda Devi, the second-highest mountain in India, part of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Moran’s Scotland-based company, Moran Mountain, said that it’s last communication with the team was on May 24. They were supposed to return to base camp two days later, but never did. There had been avalanches in the region.

The group was composed of four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and a man from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, a national body, according to Pithoragarh Additional District Magistrate R.D. Paliwal.

Local authorities weren’t alerted of the party’s absence until May 31. A search team in helicopters spotted five bodies and several empty red tents June 3.

It has been a particularly deadly season for climbers in the Himalayas this year, especially on the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, where short windows of safe climbing weather on the Nepal side paired with crowds and inexperienced adventurers have contributed to numerous deaths.

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Posted On 24 Jun 2019

‘Toy Story 4’ tops the weekend box office with $118 million debut

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Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) — Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 topped the weekend box office with a an estimated $118 million debut — a franchise high, topping Toy Story 3‘s $110.3 million opening back in 2010. However, as has been the case with most sequels of late, it opened well below the $140 to $200 Disney had projected.

That said, Toy Story 4 — featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Keanu Reeves — posted the fourth-largest animated opening ever. It also notched the third-largest weekend opening of the year, while giving Disney the top four openings of 2019.

Overseas, Toy Story 4 grabbed an estimated $120 million, for a $238 million global debut.

Landing in second place was the second of this week’s debuts, Child’s Play, a remake of the classic 1988 horror flick of the same name, featuring Mark Hamill as the voice of the killer doll Chucky and a live-action performance from Aubrey Plaza. It delivered an estimated $14 million domestically, right at the low end of pre-relaese expectations.

Disney’s Aladdin held on to third place in its fifth week of release, earning an estimated $12.2 million and bringing its totals stateside to just below $288 million. The film’s overseas tally now stands at $522 million, with its worldwide gross now standing at around $810 million.

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The week’s other major release, Anna, starring Russian model/actress Sasha Luss in her first big role, alongside Luke Evans and Helen Mirren, failed to crack the top 10, delivering an estimated $3.5 million.

Men in Black: International fell from first to fourth place in its second week of release, grabbing an estimated $10.75 million. The Secret Life of Pets 2 rounded out the top five with an estimated $10.3 million.

In limited release, Wild Rose earned an estimated $56,183 from four theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Toy Story 4, $118 million
2. Child’s Play, $14 million
3. Aladdin, $12.2 million
4. Men in Black International, $10.75 million
5. Secret Life of Pets 2, $10.3 million
6. Rocketman, $5.65 million
7. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, $4 million
8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters, $3.7 million
9. Dark Phoenix, $3.6 million
10. Shaft, $3.55 million

 

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Posted On 24 Jun 2019

City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination

U.S. NEWS City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination https://linewsradio.com/city-in-oklahoma-ordered-to-boil-water-after-possible-e-coli-contamination/ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/national-news/

iStock/kirilllutz(KINGFISHER, Okla.) — A northern Oklahoma town was warned against consuming public water without boiling it first after a city well tested positive for E. coli. bacteria.

Residents in Kingfisher, about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, were told to boil their water to kill potential E. coli bacteria or other possible “disease causing agents” that could be present, officials said over the weekend.

The city announced that residents should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, preparing food, washing dishes and brushing teeth, according to a statement. Those taking care of infants, the elderly or people with a compromised immune systems were urged to be extra cautious.

Tests indicated that Kingfisher’s water supply may have been contaminated with human or animal waste, according to officials, who added that one of the city’s wells tested positive for E. coli on Saturday afternoon and authorities were working to flush the system to halt any further contamination.

“The city was notified by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality this afternoon,” the statement said. “Well 12 has been shut down, and chlorination at the water treatment plant has been increased. Water crews are flushing lines to expedite the flow of potential contamination from the water system.”

Officials said they would provide water from an alternative source until the issue is resolved. Early analysis shows that heavy rains and flooding may have contributed to the contamination, according to the statement.

“Initial assessment indicates that the heavy rains, flooding and excessive run-off may have led to the positive E. coli in Well 12,” officials said. “The City is working with ODEQ to resolve the issue and ensure that our water system is safe for you to consume.”

E. coli exposure symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headaches and other symptoms, according to health officials.

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Posted On 23 Jun 2019

Man’s body found with apparent gator bite marks, South Carolina authorities say

U.S. NEWS Man's body found with apparent gator bite marks, South Carolina authorities say https://linewsradio.com/mans-body-found-with-apparent-gator-bite-marks-south-carolina-authorities-say/ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/national-news/

iStock/Joe Pearl Photography(KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C) — A man whose body was found in a pond behind his South Carolina home may have been attacked by an alligator, according to authorities.

Deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office responded to the man’s home on Kiawah Island, a barrier island about 30 miles south of Charleston, Saturday afternoon after he was reported missing, according to a press release.

The man had not been seen since 10 a.m., but his car was still on the property, authorities said.

Police dogs led investigators to the edge of a large pond behind the man’s home, prompting deputies to utilize a helicopter to continue the search.

From the air, the man’s body was spotted in the pond, out of sight form his home. When the man’s body was retrieved, it had bite marks and wounds “consistent in appearance with an alligator encounter,” according to the press release.

Authorities did not release the identity of the man.

The area is known to have alligators, Robert McCullough, a spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, told the Post and Courier.

It is unclear whether the bites occurred before or after the man died, according to the department.

The Charleston County Coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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Posted On 23 Jun 2019

Stranger allegedly asked Nashville couple for directions before fatal stabbing

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Nashville.gov(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) —  Police are searching for a Connecticut man in connection with an attack on a husband and wife over the weekend that left one dead and the other seriously injured.

Leigh Ann Zirkle, 58, and her husband Donald Zirkle, 59, were sitting on their back porch in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday afternoon when a stranger allegedly approached them to ask for directions, police said.

Investigators aren’t sure what happened next, but the sudden encounter turned deadly when the stranger, described as “a white man in his 20s to 30s with long blonde hair and a dirty yellow shirt,” began to attack the couple, police said in a statement.

Leigh Ann Zirkle fled the scene and collapsed in the street after sustaining “significant” stab wounds, including one to her neck, police said. Her husband, Donald Zirkle, was found inside the home and transported to a local hospital where he later died, police said.

“Neighbors rendered aid as officers and Nashville Fire Department paramedics responded,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement. “When officers arrived, they cleared the residence and found Donald Zirkle, 59, critically wounded at the rear. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.”

The suspect is thought to have fled in the couple’s 2010 gray Toyota Camry.

Thirty-four-year-old Peter Bohning, of Kent, Connecticut, was not named as a suspect, but police said they were looking question him in connection with the attack.

Authorities found his vehicle, a silver Subaru sedan with Connecticut license plates, “inexplicably parked” at the side of the home with its rear doors open.

Investigators reached out to his family in Connecticut, but they said they hadn’t spoken with him in days.

“His family in Connecticut told authorities there that they have not heard from him in several days. Bohning’s whereabouts are unknown. He may be in the victims’ Camry,” police said. “Anyone seeing Bohning and/or the Camry is urged to immediately contact the MNPD at 615-862-8600 or their local law enforcement agency.”

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Posted On 23 Jun 2019