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Corovirus Outbreak Casts Pall Over Lunar New Year Celebrations

Healthcare workers in the Chinese city of Wuhan say hospitals are running low on supplies as they struggle to cope with the outbreak of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. It comes as the Chinese central government announced on Saturday it would send more than 1,200 health workers — as well as 135 People’s Liberation Army medical personnel — to the city in an unprecedented effort to contain the spread of the virus. Forty-one people have now been killed by the Wuhan coronavirus, with some 1,400 confirmed cases worldwide — the majority of which are in China. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported that 237 patients are in critical condition. The outbreak in China has cast a pall over Lunar New Year celebrations — the country’s most important holiday — with festivities canceled in Beijing, Hong Kong and other major cities. There are also concerns about the global spread of the virus as more countries, including Australia, Nepal and Malaysia, reported their first cases. They are among 13 places outside mainland China where the virus has been confirmed. In Wuhan, ground zero for the virus, four healthcare workers — including doctors — have told CNN of the difficulties facing medical…

Car Crashes Into Tustin Home, Leaving Driver Dead and Young Passenger Injured

A vehicle plowed into a Tustin home early Saturday, leaving the driver dead and his young passenger injured, officials said. The Tustin Police Department said it began receiving 911 calls about a crash in the 13000 block of Iroquois, near Browning Avenue and El Camino Real, just after 2:24 a.m. Officers arrived to find a Toyota Camry that had slammed through a cinder-block fence and through the wall of the dining room of a two-story home, video from the site shows. Paramedics soon responded and pronounced the adult male driver dead at the scene, according to police. His passenger, a girl, was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Resident Tito Perez said his daughter had friends over for a sleepover at the time, but that nobody inside was hurt. Their home has been red-tagged. According to police, the driver was apparently speeding east on San Juan Street when he crashed through the fence on Browning Avenue. “Investigators are looking into the possibility of alcohol and drugs being a factor in the collision,” a statement from the Police Department said. Authorities have…

Sheriff’s Dept. Investigating Foster Child’s ‘Suspicious’ Death in Palmdale

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a foster child’s death in Palmdale. Investigators received a call at around 9 p.m. Saturday about a baby who was not breathing in the 5700 block of Monaco Lane, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The 1-year-old child was taken to the hospital, where the baby was pronounced dead, Lt. Brandon Dean said. “We’re here today just treating the death as a suspicious death,” Dean said. “We don’t know if it’s accidental or what, that’s why we’re out here today.” Dean described the baby as a foster child.

Driver Dead, Passenger Injured After Crashing Into Tustin Home

A vehicle plowed into a Tustin home early Saturday, leaving the driver dead and his passenger injured, officials said. Police described the surviving passenger as a girl. What caused the crash is under investigation. Resident Tito Perez said his daughter had friends over for a sleepover at the time, but that nobody inside was hurt. KTLA’s Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 8 on Jan. 25, 2020.

Trump Impeachment Trial: President’s Lawyer Says Dems Want to ‘Overturn’ Last Election

President Donald Trump’s lawyers opened their impeachment trial defense in a rare Saturday session by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the results of the 2016 election, saying the Democrats’ investigations into his dealings with Ukraine were not a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House. “They’re here to perpetrate the most massive interference in an election in American history,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone told senators. “And we can’t allow that to happen.” The Trump legal team’s arguments were aimed at rebutting allegations that the president abused his power when he asked Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and then obstructed Congress as it tried to investigate. Trump is mounting a wide-ranging, aggressive defense asserting an expansive view of presidential powers and portraying him as besieged by political opponents determined to ensure that he won’t be re-elected this November. “They’re asking you not only to overturn the results of the last election, but as I’ve said before, they’re asking you to remove President Trump from an election that’s occurring in approximately nine months,” Cipollone said. “They’re…

Woods Six Strokes Off the Lead Entering Third Round

Share this article:Tiger Woods enters Saturday’s third round of the $7.5 million Farmers Insurance Open six strokes off the lead in his first opportunity to be the PGA Tour’s winningest player. Woods shot a 1-under-par 71 on Torrey Pines Golf Course’s South Course Friday, beginning his round with a four-putt double bogey. Woods birdied the sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th holes, bogeyed the 12th and 17th and birdied the 18th. “Not exactly the best of starts, but figured it out and turned it around,” said Woods, who is among 21 golfers tied for 17th at 4-under-par 140. “Unfortunately, made a mistake at 17 that cost me a shot. Good birdie at 18 though.” Woods cited the course’s poa annua greens as one reason for his double bogey. “I tried to ram it in the hole and it bounced, and hit obviously a terrible third putt, pulled it,” Woods said. “The second putt, it’s just what happens on poa. I tried to take the break out and it just bounced.” When trailing by six or more strokes in a 72-hole PGA Tour event after 36 holes,…

Sheriff’s Detectives Searching For Missing Compton Man, 56

Share this article:Sheriff’s detectives continued their search Saturday for a missing 56-year-old Compton man who suffers from epilepsy, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Marvin Timothy Malveaux was last seen near the 400 block of South Caswell Avenue about 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Malveaux is black, 5 feet 5, 150 pounds, with short black hair and black eyes. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants, the department said. “His loved ones have not seen or heard from him (and) they are very concerned and asking for the public’s help in locating him,” the department said in a statement. Anyone with information on Malveaux’s whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500 or 911. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Sheriff’s Detectives Searching For Missing Compton Man, 56 was last modified: January 25th, 2020 by Contributing Editor

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