Counselors work to ease grief over Miami condo building collapse

After Lauren Miller lost her father in January to COVID-19, her longtime friend Jay Kleiman advised her not to wallow in grief and to seek counseling to ease her pain. Now she finds herself grieving again — only this time for Kleiman, one of scores of people believed to be underneath the rubble of a 12-story condominium tower in Florida that collapsed over a week ago, killing at least 24. “I’m sure he’d tell me: ‘It’s OK to be sad — this is very, very sad — but you have to move forward, and you have to be strong,’” Miller said, her voice cracking. While hundreds of rescuers continue their desperate search for survivors within the remains of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, a smaller cadre of mental health counselors have also been deployed to help families and other loved ones confront overwhelming feelings of grief, fear and anger. For every person still unaccounted for — 121 as of Saturday — many more lives have been turned upside down as people await word on loved ones or answers that will explain what brought about…

Dodgers Win 8th Straight, Top Nats 5-3 Behind Pollock’s Hit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A.J. Pollock hit a go-ahead single in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended a winning streak to eight for the third time this season with a rainy 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Pinch-hitter Chris Taylor added an RBI single in the ninth for a two-run lead. Kenley Jansen allowed Starlin Castro’s single leading off the bottom half and walked Yan Gomes, then struck out Gerardo Parra and Alcides Escobar, and retired pinch-hitter Josh Bell on a soft liner to shortstop for his 21st save in 23 chances. “I thought it was a good team win,” Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said. Defending World Series champion Los Angeles moved a season-best 21 games over .500 at 52-31. The Dodgers began the night a half-game behind NL West-leading San Francisco. Washington has lost three and a row and is 0-6 this season against the Dodgers. With the score 3-3, Will Smith was hit on the left side by a curveball from Wander Suero (2-2) with one out in the sixth. Albert Pujols hit a hard two-hop…

Arturo Ceja, Arrested In Connection To South LA Fireworks Explosion, Charged By ATF While Many Area Residents Still Displaced

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms charged 27-year-old Arturo Ceja III, arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department for  32-tons of illegal fireworks that led to a botched detonation that injured 17 people, with illegally transporting explosives without a license. Boxes of illegal fireworks prior to a detonation gone wrong in a bomb disposal truck in South Los Angeles on June 30, 2021. (LAPD) The criminal complaint, filed late Friday, alleges the 26-year-old made several trips to Nevada in late June in order to buy various types of explosives, including aerial displays and large homemade fireworks, that he transported to his South LA residence in rental vans. Most of the explosives, according to the complaint, were purchased at Area 51, a fireworks dealer in Pahrump, Nevada. Agents who wrote the complaint noted that fireworks in California can be sold for as much as four times what buyers pay for them in Nevada. Ceja told agents that he bought the fireworks from an individual selling them out of the trunk of a Honda in the Area 51 parking lot. “Ceja…

Man arrested after Jurupa Valley bank robbery; is also suspected of other holdups including in Banning

BANNING — A 60-year-old man accused of holding up several banks around Southern California, including at least two in Riverside County, was in custody Saturday in lieu of $1 million bail. Todd Cannady of Palm Springs was arrested on Thursday after allegedly committing an armed robbery at a Chase Bank in Jurupa Valley, according to the Banning Police Department. Police said Cannady fled from the bank and led Riverside County sheriff’s deputies on a brief vehicle pursuit before he was taken into custody. Authorities said Cannady matched the description of a masked gunman who’s robbed other banks in the Southland in recent months, including a US Bank in the 300 block of South Highland Springs Avenue in Banning. According to Banning police, a man wearing a camouflage baseball cap, dark sunglasses and a black hooded mask walked into the bank on Feb. 16 just after it opened. He pulled a gun, described as a black pistol, and demanded money from a teller. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and the man successfully fled from the bank. After learning about the bank robbery in Jurupa…

Lake Elsinore Storm celebrates Fourth of July early

What’s more American than baseball? The Lake Elsinore Storm mascot Thunder high fives fans before the start of their game against the Inland Empire 66ers Saturday, July 3, 2021 Photo by Andrew Foulk Contributing Photographer Fans fill seats during a Lake Elsinore Strom game against the Inland Empire 66ers Saturday, July 3, 2021 Photo by Andrew Foulk Contributing Photographer Kurt Kelley holds his son Jackson as his wife Rachel holds their daughter Evelyn as she points at the Lake Elsinore Storm mascot Thunder during a Lake Elsinore Strom game against the Inland Empire 66ers Saturday, July 3, 2021 Photo by Andrew Foulk Contributing Photographer Elizabeth Metcalf holding her son Grant helps her mother Jane Kepley adjust her American Flag tiara during a Lake Elsinore Strom game against the Inland Empire 66ers Saturday, July 3, 2021 Photo by Andrew Foulk Contributing Photographer Danny and Sandy Blickenstaff watch a pop fly ball during a Lake Elsinore Strom game against the Inland Empire 66ers Saturday, July 3, 2021 Photo by Andrew Foulk Contributing Photographer Fans in patriotic clothing smile during a Lake Elsinore Strom game against the Inland…

Man arrested, charged in South L.A. fireworks explosion that left 17 injured

A man was arrested on federal charges of illegally transporting tons of explosives he purchased in Nevada that resulted in an explosion in South Los Angeles last week, damaging homes and injuring 17 people, the U.S. Department of Justice said Saturday.  Arturo Ceja III, 27, was arrested by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is being charged with transporting explosives without a license. He will remain in custody until an initial appearance in court, expected on July 6. Ceja was first arrested by LAPD on charges for possession of a destructive device but posted bail. He was arrested again Saturday by the ATF. Initial reports stated that Ceja had about 5,000 pounds of fireworks in his home. However, on Saturday the ATF determined that he was storing approximately 32,000 pounds of fireworks in his backyard. Ceja told authorities he planned on selling the fireworks for four times more than what he paid for them. Federal agents said Ceja admitted to making several trips to Nevada in late June to purchase various types of explosives which included aerial displays and large homemade fireworks…

Cifuentes Scores, LAFC Beats Salt Lake 1-0 for 1st Road Win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — José Cifuentes scored in the 69th minute and Los Angeles FC beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday night for its first road victory of the season. Cifuentes finished Eddie Segura’s cross from just behind the penalty spot into the right corner. Carlos Vela played a heel flick to Segura to get him an opening on the right side of the area. Three minutes later, Segura made the defensive play of the match for LAFC (4-4-3), clearing off the line a sure goal by Rubio Rubín. Real Salt Lake (3-3-4) was shut out for the second time this season. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powerball Numbers Drawn

Share this article:The numbers in Wednesday evening’s draw of the multi-state Powerball lottery are 27, 28, 44, 67, 68 and the Powerball number is 11. The estimated jackpot is $161 million. The drawing was the 13th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87. The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball Numbers Drawn was last modified: July 21st, 2021 by Contributing Editor

CHP Searches For SUV Involved In Deadly Hit-And-Run In South Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a vehicle that was involved in a deadly hit-and-run just south of the intersection of Florin and Power Inn roads Saturday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol South Sacramento said. The vehicle was described as an older green SUV driven by a Hispanic woman. No further suspect information was available. Investigators said the vehicle struck a 50-year-old Asian man on a bicycle along Power Inn at Blackhawk Drive in the Florin area. His identity has not yet been released. Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle is asked to contact authorities.  

Growing Fire Sparked By Lightning Strike Forces Evacuation Advisory In Plumas County

PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) – Crews this weekend were battling two growing fires in Plumas County, one of which was ignited by a lightning strike and forced an evacuation advisory. The U.S. Forest Service on Friday said a thunder cell passing over the east side of the Plumas National Forest sparked a fire, dubbed the Sugar Fire, near Sugarloaf Peak. Just after 11 a.m. Saturday, the Sugar Fire had grown to burn 300 acres. Not far away, the Dotta Fire was also still burning in Plumas County near Horton Canyon east of Lake Davis. That fire started mid-week and has grown to burn 500 acres at 5% containment. A Red Flag Warning was issued for 10 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday as dry lightning and gusty winds are expected in the region. The Sugar Fire was burning southeast of that near the Nervino airport. Several structures in the area were immediately threatened by the flames and were initially evacuated as the blaze moved across the flats, authorities said Friday evening. The forest service said Saturday afternoon that an evacuation advisory was now in place for…

Motorcyclist Killed In Head-On Crash As Driver Tries To Overtake Slower Traffic Near Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) – A driver attempting to get around slower traffic crossed into the opposite lanes of a highway near Modesto and crashed head-on into a motorcycle, killing the motorcyclist and severely injuring their passenger, the California Highway Patrol said on Saturday. The CHP said the crash happened just before 9:45 p.m. Friday along Highway 132 east of Modesto and west of Albers Road. The motorcyclist, a 50-year-old man, and his passenger, a 45-year-old woman, were both ejected from the Harley Davidson during the crash. The man died at the scene and the woman was taken to Memorial Medical Center with major injuries. Their identities have not been released, but investigators said the pair were from Waterford. Modesto resident Courtney Green, 26, was driving a 2014 GMC in the westbound lanes of the highway. The CHP said she attempted to overtake slower traffic when she crossed into the eastbound lanes directly in front of the oncoming Harley Davidson. Investigators said Green suffered minor injuries in the crash. No arrest was made.

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