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Woman Killed in Collision After Camaro Skids on Black Ice in Apple Valley: Officials

A woman died after the sports car she was riding in slid on black ice and spun into oncoming traffic early Friday morning in Apple Valley, deputies said. The collision occurred just after 6:50 a.m. on Bear Valley Road, on a bridge over the Mojave River just west of Jess Ranch Marketplace, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. A red, 1998 Chevrolet Camaro was headed east when it went over black ice and the driver lost control. The car skidded sideways into the westbound lanes, directly into the path of a white, 1994 Toyota pickup, investigators said. The two vehicles collided and came to rest in the westbound lanes. The woman, a passenger in the Camaro, was taken to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries, deputies said. The pickup driver, a Lucerne Valley man, and the Camaro’s driver were both hospitalized with minor injuries, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Authorities were not releasing the woman’s name, pending the notification of her next of kin. As much as 0.75 inches of snow had fallen on Apple Valley as of…

Borderline Bar & Grill to Reopen More Than a Year After Deadly Mass Shooting

The Southern California country-western bar where 12 people were killed in a mass shooting and gunbattle will reopen more than a year after the tragedy. A gunman shot 11 victims during Nov. 7, 2018, shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks before turning the weapon on himself. A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy was wounded by the gunman then accidentally killed by a California Highway Patrol officer during the ensuing gunbattle. The Borderline’s owners say in a video posted Thursday they’ve decided to reopen the bar though they did not offer a timeframe. The owners say in the meantime, they will open a new location in Agoura Hills. Families of the dead and 248 survivors opened a public park memorial earlier this month.

Ex-USC Football Player Josh Shaw Suspended Indefinitely by NFL for Betting on Games

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended through at least the end of the 2020 season for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling. The little-known Shaw hasn’t played for the Cardinals this season after being placed on injured reserve following an injury during the preseason. His suspension comes as the NFL — and other U.S. sports leagues — enter an era when legal sports gambling is spreading across the country and gaining mainstream acceptance. For pro sports to coexist with gambling, they must avoid the scandal that would arise from betting by players and others who can directly affect the outcome of games. “The continued success of the NFL depends directly on each of us doing everything necessary to safeguard the integrity of the game and the reputations of all who participate in the league. At the core of this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on NFL games, or on any element of a game, puts at risk the integrity of the game, damages…

Fantasy Football Start And Sit Week 13: Jets QB Sam Darnold In For Big Day Against Bengals

(CBS Local/CBS New York)- The official final week of the fantasy football regular season is upon us. If you’re one of the luck few still fighting for a playoff spot, congrats! If you are on the outside looking in, that’s okay there’s still a chance to play spoiler. And if you have the bye week, this is a nice time to make sure your lineup is optimized for the playoffs beginning next week. To that end, Fantasy Football Today experts Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard are here to give you advice as you recover from your turkey-induced comas. The biggest piece? Start New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold this week. The second-year QB has found his rhythm in the last three weeks throwing for 838 yards and seven touchdowns with just one interception. This week, the Jets hit the road to face the Cincinnati Bengals one of the league’s worst defenses. With a projected 20 fantasy points, Darnold is a clear starting QB option this week. On the other side of the coin, Jamey and Dave believe that New England Patriots QB Tom Brady should be parked on…

Russian Farm Gives Cows VR Goggles in Effort to Increase Happiness, Milk Production

Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. The technology is changing industries that many people had never thought it would, such as dairy farming. And here you thought technology couldn’t get any weirder. A farm just outside of Moscow is testing VR glasses for its cows, it says, in an effort to increase the quantity — and quality — of the milk produced. That’s according to a news release published Monday from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Moscow region. It came accompanied by photos of a cow trying out its fancy new goggles. The ministry rationalizes it like this: Studies have shown that cows’ environmental conditions can impact the milk produced, specifically improving its quality or increasing its quantity. So, a team of developers, with the help of veterinarians and consultants for dairy production, made some oversized VR glasses for cows. They adapted the human versions to account for cows’ different head shapes and eyesight, the news release says. And then voila! Cow VR glasses. And what were these cows experiencing with their new VR glasses? A wild, expansive field beneath the summer sun. A cow’s…

Man Critically Injured in Pico-Union Hit-and-Run Dies on Thanksgiving; Driver Remains At Large

A 34-year-old man who clung to life at a hospital for a week after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in L.A’s’ Pico-Union neighborhood succumbed to his injuries on Thanksgiving, a detective said. Emilio Perez, a father of four from Los Angeles, was struck by a rented Tesla on the night of Nov. 21 along Olympic Boulevard, near Lake Street, according to LAPD. He was thrown 50 feet by the force of the impact. Perez remained hospitalized in critical condition since the crash and was pronounced brain dead several days later, according to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Moses Castillo. He died Thursday night. Through Perez’s death, others will live, the detective said. “Many of his organs were harvested for donations to those in need of transplants,” Castillo said. “His family elected to donate them.” A Tesla believed to be linked to a hit-and-run was recovered in Harvard Heights on Nov. 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA) The damaged Tesla that struck Perez was found the day after the hit-and-run, abandoned and concealed with a cover in the 1800 block of South Saint Andrews Place in Harvard…

Ole Miss Football Player’s Urinating Dog TD Celebration Leads to Loss Rival Mississippi State

Ole Miss went from potentially tying the game against Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl last night to an embarrassing one-point loss thanks to the antics of wide receiver Elijah Moore. Moore caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Rebels quarterback Matt Corral with four seconds remaining to bring the game within one point. However, what would’ve been an easy extra point for Ole Miss kicker Luke Logan to tie the game was pushed back to field-goal range after Moore was flagged for his touchdown celebration. Moore got down on all fours and lifted his leg to imitate a dog peeing, which triggered a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing play. THE KICK IS NO GOOD! MISSISSIPPI STATE WINS THE EGG BOWL! pic.twitter.com/Cf6JA3bAJg — SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 29, 2019 The celebration was reminiscent of former Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf doing the same celebration in the 2017 Egg Bowl. Metcalf copied wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after he infamously did the crude celebration while he was with the New York Giants. Logan missed the 36-yarder, sealing the win for Mississippi State. “I apologize to my…

Arizona Cardinals’ Josh Shaw, a Former USC Football Player, Suspended for Betting on NFL Games

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling. The league announced the suspension on Friday. Shaw was banned for at least the rest of this season and the entire 2020 season. He can petition for reinstatement on Feb. 15, 2021. According to the NFL, a league investigation found no information that Shaw used inside information or compromised any games. Shaw has not played this season. The league also said it found no evidence that teammates, coaches or other players were aware of Shaw betting on games. “The continued success of the NFL depends directly on each of us doing everything necessary to safeguard the integrity of the game and the reputations of all who participate in the league. At the core of this responsibility is the longstanding principle that betting on NFL games, or on any element of a game, puts at risk the integrity of the game, damages public confidence in the NFL, and is forbidden under all…

Investigators Working to Determine Cause of Devastating Fire That Killed 10 Animals at Ohio Wildlife Park

The cause of a fire that killed 10 animals Thursday at the African Safari Wildlife Park in northern Ohio has not yet been determined, officials say. A giraffe flees the flames at the Ohio African Safari Wildlife Park Fire on Nov. 28, 2019. (Credit: Aaron DiBucci) Three giraffes, three red river hogs, three bongos (large forest antelope) and a springbok (a gazelle-like antelope) were inside a barn that was destroyed by the blaze, said the Danbury Township Police. The 300 other animals in the park have been accounted for, said park co-owner Holly Hunt. The building was destroyed, and officials have not determined where the fire started, said Frank Reitmeier, investigator for the State of Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office, during a press conference Friday afternoon. The investigation could take several weeks, Reitmeier said. Reitmeier said investigators do not believe the fire was a crime. They are looking into reports that a power outage occurred in the area beforehand, Reitmeier said. Veterinarians are monitoring some animals due to the stress they experienced during the blaze, Hunt said. Through tears, Hunt said she was “devastated” by the…

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Car in La Habra

A pedestrian died after being struck by a car at a major intersection in La Habra on Friday morning, officials said. The deadly collision took place about 5:30 a.m. at La Habra and Harbor boulevards, according to the La Habra Police Department, “Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded to the area and attempted to render medical aid to the pedestrian,” police said in a written statement. “Unfortunately, the male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the traffic collision.” The driver, who remained at the scene, was no injured, officials said. The identity and age of the victim were not available. The cause of the crash remained under investigation, any anyone with information was urged to contact La Habra police at 562-383-4300.

PG&E Says Repeated Blackouts in Northern California Limited Wildfires Despite 1 Likely Failure

The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of Northern California customers this fall. But Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out that failed transmission equipment may have started a fire in wine country north of San Francisco that damaged or destroyed more than 400 structures. Authorities have not determined what sparked the wildfire in Sonoma County last month, but the utility has said it had a problem at a transmission tower near where the fire ignited. It had shut off power to distribution lines to prevent its equipment from igniting wildfires, but left electricity flowing through what it believed were less vulnerable transmission lines. PG&E said in a court filing Friday that it is not aware of similar vulnerable equipment elsewhere. “In 2019, there have been no fatalities and no structures destroyed in any wildfire that may have been caused by PG&E distribution lines,” the company said. That’s in sharp contrast to recent years, despite the potential blame it faces for sparking last month’s damaging…

Big Bear Ski Resort Faces 4 Feet of Snow On Opening Day

BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA) — Big Bear Ski Resort’s opening day is Nov. 29., but the snow prompted Caltrans to shut down all roads leading up to Big Bear and enforce chain controls on all areas in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains. As of late Friday morning, Highway 38 and Highway 330 to Big Bear were closed. Big Bear was only accessible through Highway 18 down from Lucerne Valley. Drivers were advised to avoid mountain area roads unless it was an emergency. This was proving a problem for skiers and snowboarders trying to get to Big Bear Mountain Resort, which opened for the season Thursday and reported 48 inches of new snow in the past two days. A winter storm warning remains in effect through 10 p.m. Friday for the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains, including the communities of Wrightwood, Big Bear and Crestline. This all comes after the Antelope Valley communities of Palmdale and Lancaster saw unprecedented snowfall on Thanksgiving day. Snow in the Cajon Pass. Nov. 28, 2019. (CBS2) The National Weather Service warned that, “travel could be very difficult to impossible”…

Thanksgiving Day Online Shopping Sales Hit Record $4.2 Billion

The Latest on holiday shoppers on Black Friday (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Adobe Analytics says that online spending hit new records on Thanksgiving Day, reaching $4.2 billion. That’s a 14.5% increase from a year ago. Adobe also says that Black Friday is on track to hit $7.4 billion as of 9 a.m. Friday; $600 million has already been spent online on Friday, representing a 19.2% increase from the year-ago period. But as online sales surge, some retailers are grappling with outages, according to technology company Catchpoint, which monitors retailers’ online performance. Costco.com experienced “intermittent slow load and transaction times” starting late evening on Wednesday, according to Catchpoint. The site was unavailable for a brief time early on Thanksgiving. Costco is currently flagging “longer than normal response time” on its website. H&M was down for under 5 minutes on Thanksgiving, according to Catchpoint. The site went down again Friday morning, though it’s back up. And HomeDepot.com experienced intermittent “slow load times” on Thanksgiving, according to Catchpoint. ___ 10:36 a.m. Analyst Rod Sides of Deloitte LLP says Black Friday shopping is off to “a really good…

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