Taijuan Walker steps up for Mets rotation, All-Star candidate strong in 7-4 win over Reds

CINCINNATI – On the eve of Max Scherzer’s triumphant return to the Mets rotation, Taijuan Walker offered a reminder that he was quietly the Mets starter who stepped up in the ace’s seven-week absence. Walker has posted a 2.59 ERA in the nine starts and 55.2 innings since Scherzer went on the injured list, including… Continue reading Taijuan Walker steps up for Mets rotation, All-Star candidate strong in 7-4 win over Reds

6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

By MICHAEL TARM, KATHLEEN FOODY and ROGER SCHNEIDER HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police… Continue reading 6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Colorado native Lucas Gilbreath making big strides in Rockies’ bullpen

LOS ANGELES — The Fourth of July. Postgame fireworks at Dodger Stadium. Pitching for his hometown team. Check that. Pitching very well for his hometown team. Forgive Rockies left-hander Lucas Gilbreath for pinching himself. “Sometimes I have to take a step and think about where I am and I say, ‘Wow!’ ” Gilbreath said prior… Continue reading Colorado native Lucas Gilbreath making big strides in Rockies’ bullpen

Alvarez’s 9th-inning HR lifts Astros 7-6 win over Royals

HOUSTON (AP) — After falling behind early on, Houston chipped away at Kansas City’s lead before one mighty swing by Yordan Alvarez completed the Astros’ biggest comeback win of the season. Alvarez homered with two outs in the ninth inning, and Houston beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Monday for its seventh straight victory.… Continue reading Alvarez’s 9th-inning HR lifts Astros 7-6 win over Royals

Police chief: Person of interest in July 4 shooting at Chicago-area parade is in custody after brief chase

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police chief: Person of interest in July 4 shooting at Chicago-area parade is in custody after brief chase. Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. The post Police chief: Person of interest in July 4 shooting at… Continue reading Police chief: Person of interest in July 4 shooting at Chicago-area parade is in custody after brief chase

‘I’m terrified I might be here forever’: Griner pleads for help in letter to Biden

By Doug Feinberg | Associated Press Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home and asking that he not “ forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner’s agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said… Continue reading ‘I’m terrified I might be here forever’: Griner pleads for help in letter to Biden

SDPD Motorcycle Sergeant Badly Hurt in Temecula Crash with Pickup Truck

Photo by Alexander Nguyen A motorcycle sergeant with the San Diego Police Department crashed into a pickup truck and suffered major injuries in Temecula, authorities said Monday. The crash happened at about 8:35 p.m. Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, the sergeant was riding his police-issued motorcycle northbound on Rainbow Canyon Road just north… Continue reading SDPD Motorcycle Sergeant Badly Hurt in Temecula Crash with Pickup Truck

Gunman unleashes massacre at Chicago-area July 4 parade

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people, wounding 24 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents and children fleeing in terror, police said. Robert E. Crimo III was arrested Monday evening after an all day manhunt in connection with… Continue reading Gunman unleashes massacre at Chicago-area July 4 parade

Jihadi attacks kill 22 people in Burkina Faso, officials say

By ARSENE KABORE Kabore and SAM MEDNICK Associated Press OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Officials in Burkina Faso say attacks by jihadis killed at least 22 people in the West African nation’s northwest also injured others. The governor of the Boucle du Mouhoun regions says the “cowardly and barbaric” attack occurred late Sunday in the… Continue reading Jihadi attacks kill 22 people in Burkina Faso, officials say

Lake Elsinore celebrates July 4th with Party in the Park

Decorated bikes, patriotic boats and beats. It was a Party in the Park at Lake Elsinore’s annual July 4 family celebration at Summerly Park. The day began with the Kids Bike Parade, for which youths decorated bikes, wagons and scooters before parading around the park in a competition. Awards were given for the most creative… Continue reading Lake Elsinore celebrates July 4th with Party in the Park