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    A retired Cambridge Police Officer and Vietnam War Veteran has died unexpectedly at age of 78 on Friday, June 3.  David Weaver, of Somerville, was "a respected officer," who also served on CPD Honor Guard, Cambridge Police said on Facebook.  Weaver joined the force after serving in the US Navy in Vietnam, the post said. Weaver leaves behind his wife Lorraine, children, brother among other family, friends and former colleagues, according to his obituary.  Friends and family are invited to attend services for Weaver at the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, located at 855 Broadway in Somerville, from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. 
    Getty Former New York Jets offensive lineman Alex Lewis walking off of the football field. There are a few things in football that you can never have enough of. One of those is offensive line depth. With the number of hits, each of these guys endures from season to season, you have to possess depth in case of an injury. With that in mind, a recently retired New York Jets veteran could decide to make another run in the NFL for a major AFC foe. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! An Interesting Plot Twist Play ???? Exclusive Dr. Reef: "Carl Lawson is returning to Jets with a vengeance" ????Boy Green was joined by Dr. Sharif Tabbah (aka Dr. Reef) to get some behind the scenes details on Carl Lawson coming back from his Achilles injury: – What was the rehab/recovery plan? – Can he come back at full strength? – Expectations in 2022 and beyond? Make sure you like the video +...
    A retired Marine Corps colonel has opened up about the misogyny she has faced as a female veteran from both civilians and other service members.  Jincy Canterbury Hayes, 66, from Kentucky, went viral last month after her daughter Whitney Frost shared a TikTok video of her discussing how she is treated as a female veteran.   'Did you know that women are veterans too?' she asked. 'For example, when you park at Lowe's by the sign that says "Veterans Only," and you get out and two or three guys come on over and tell you that it's not for you, it's for your husband. By the way, my husband was not in the military. He is a civilian.' Scroll down for video   Jincy Canterbury Hayes, 66, from Kentucky, opened up about how she is treated as a female veteran in a now-viral TikTok video The retired Marine Corp colonel recalled how she parked in front of a 'Veterans Only' sign at Lowe's and some guys claimed the spot wasn't for her, it was for her husband Canterbury Hayes joined the Marine...
    Getty Former New York Jets offensive lineman Alex Lewis getting warmed up during training camp. The New York Jets have moved on from a veteran offensive lineman. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport was the first to share the news on Twitter that Gang Green has waived Alex Lewis with a “reserve/left squad designation” per the NFL’s transaction wire. The #Jets have officially waived OL Alex Lewis with a reserve/left squad designation, per the wire. Meanwhile, the #Commanders waived CB DJ Hayden. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2022 ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! A Strange Situation Comes to an End Play Mock Draft Monday: Tony Pauline shares juicy Jets scoops, inside draft infoBoy Green was joined by Tony Pauline of the Pro Football Network: – Backstory on Pauline reaching out to me to come on the show – What is the inside scoop on what the New York Jets would do right now at No. 4 and No. 10 overall? – Mekhi...
    Getty Images Byron Murphy and Malcolm Butler participate in an off-season workout in 2021. The sudden retirement of former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Malcolm Butler left the NFL world in shock prior to the 2021 season. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that Butler was dealing with a “personal situation” and the Cardinals placed Butler on the Reserve/Retired list shortly after. After the 2021 season, NFL insider Ian Rapoport announced that the Cardinals released Butler from the Reserve/Retired list and that the veteran cornerback was surprisingly considering returning to football. ALL the latest Cardinals news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cardinals newsletter here! Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Join Heavy on Cardinals! A little over a month later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the New England Patriots signed Malcolm Butler to a two-year deal worth up to $9 million, per his agent. Former Patriots’ CB Malcolm Butler is returning to New England on a two-year deal worth up to $9 million, per his agent...
    SACRAMENTO (CB13) – Djuan Perry says her friend 60-year-old Lufino Mejorado who she called “Lou” loved to fish and was always there when needed. Mejorado was shot during a road rage incident that ended near I-5 and Richards Boulevard. Perry says she has no idea why anyone would result to violence and says her friend was not a confrontational man.   READ MORE: Suspects In Caldor Fire Deny Any Wrongdoing; Claim They Called 911 After Seeing FlamesShe says the two met in the 6th grade and remained friends as they grew older. Perry remembers making sure Mejorado did well in school when they were kids. “Constantly encouraged him. Do your homework, go to class, stay focused, keep your head on straight and it paid off because he ended up obtaining his doctorate degree in psychology and making a full career for himself,” Perry said. Perry says Mejorado has just celebrated his 60th birthday and tells CBS13 he was strong in his faith and a family man. She says the two always kept in contact. “He remembers my birthday, I...
    MONROVIA, Calif. (KABC) -- A retired Navy diver and Vietnam War veteran has put his stories to paper, writing books and using the proceeds to fund a local veteran's resource center.69-year-old Joe Callahan has spent the last five years volunteering at the Monrovia Public Library, helping run its Veterans Resource Center. It helps vets wind their way through the tangle of red tape to find the government resources they're entitled to."Veterans need a place that simplifies and streamlines their applications," Callahan told Eyewitness News, "to make sure that the veteran is receiving all of the support and benefits they've earned."Monrovia librarian Mabel Cross has been relying on Callahan's help ever since the resource center opened in 2016, calling him "very enthusiastic, very determined." Cross adds "He doesn't take no for an answer."There are more than 60 veteran resource centers across the state of California, initially funded by the California Department of Veterans Affairs. But after two years of funding, the state the leaves it up to each individual resource center to come up with its own source of money."The materials...
    The family of a retired black US Army major are demanding an investigation into his fatal shooting at the hands of New Jersey police officers, alleging that he was wrongfully gunned down while in the throes of a mental health crisis that might have been triggered by fireworks. Gulia Dale III, 61, was shot multiple times by Newton police officers just after 9.30pm on the Fourth of July after the veteran's wife called 911 to report that he was armed and 'acting crazy.'  Redacted body camera video that was released by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office earlier this month shows officers arrive at an address on Clive Place in Newton to find Dale, dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, sitting in the driver's seat of his pickup truck. Body camera footage from the Newton Police Department shows police confront Army veteran Gulia Dale III, 61, outside his home in New Jersey on July 4 In the video, Dale refuses officers' commands to get down on the ground and grabs something from the backseat of his truck   ...
    Retired Army Staff Sergeant Alfredo De los Santos proudly served his country following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 but after being wounded in combat, Freddie was determined to find another way to proudly serve the place he calls home. De los Santos, 51, will be competing at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo later this month and will be representing Team USA in road cycling, something he told Fox News is one of the most important parts of his life now.  ARMY OFFICER AMBER ENGLISH BRINGS HOME GOLD MEDAL AFTER RECORD OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE: ‘I’M VERY, VERY HUMBLED’ "I wanted to prove to myself and to others that I could continue to represent my country--just in a different way," he told Fox News, via email. "Cycling is such an important part of my life and played a large role both physically and mentally in helping me with the transition from military service."  Freddie contributed much of his recovery to the Semper Fi & America's Fund, an organization that provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill,...
    Ben Affleck looks unrecognizable with platinum-blonde hair in the first trailer for his next movie with Matt Damon, The Last Duel Yes, You Can Still Buy a House With Student Loan Debt — Here’s How NHL defenseman Yannick Weber officially announced his retirement from the league on Tuesday. The news was shared via Twitter by the NHL Alumni Association. © Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports Former Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) moves the puck during the second period against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.  Yannick Weber (@yanweber68) has officially announced his retirement following 13 @NHL seasons and 499 regular-season games played with the @CanadiensMTL, @Canucks, @PredsNHL & @Penguins. Congratulations Yannick on an incredible career and welcome to the #NHLAlumni Association. pic.twitter.com/V7S1jRtRLU— NHL Alumni (@NHLAlumni) July 20, 2021 According to NHL.com, Weber will continue playing hockey as he recently signed a three-year deal with ZSC of the National League in his native Switzerland. The 32-year-old blueliner registered 94 points (28 goals, 66 assists) in 499 games stretched over a 13-year career. He was selected in the third round...
    (CNN)Law enforcement officials are investigating a Saturday shooting that left two people dead in a Boston suburb as a hate crime.The victims were identified by Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins during a press conference Sunday as Ramona Cooper, 60, a former Air Force staff sergeant, and retired Massachusetts State Trooper David L. Green, 58. Both victims were Black.The suspect was identified by law enforcement as Nathan Allen, 28. Rollins said he stole a large truck and crashed it into another vehicle and a building in Winthrop before shooting Green and Cooper. Allen was shot by police and taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.Allen was armed with at least two weapons, police said Saturday.The double shooting is being investigated as a hate crime."Two innocent people lost their lives in the safe neighborhoods of Winthrop," Rollins said. "They fought for us to be safe and to have the opinions that we have and they were executed yesterday."Read MoreAsked at the press conference whether the victims were targeted because of the color of their skin, Rollins said the...
    Massachusetts authorities investigating Saturday’s deadly shooting in Winthrop said they have found evidence that the incident may have been a hate crime, a report said.  Fox 25 Boston reported that two people were fatally shot by Nathan Allen, a 28-year-old with no criminal history. Allen stole a truck, crashed it into a building and then gunned down two Black bystanders. He was eventually killed by a "heroic" responding sergeant. Rachael Rollins, the Suffolk district attorney, said the investigation is in its early stages, but anti-Black and anti-Semitic writings were located and tied to Allen.  She referred to the killings as "executions" and said witnesses pointed out that Allen passed other bystanders not of color, MassLive.com reported. "This individual wrote about the superiority of the white race," she said in a statement. "About whites being ‘apex predators.’ He drew swastikas." Ramona Cooper, a 60-year-old Air Force veteran and David Green, 58, a retired state trooper The report identified the two victims as David Green, 58, a retired state trooper, and Ramona Cooper, a 60-year-olf Air Force veteran. They...
    Getty Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears Jimmy Graham isn’t quite ready to hang up his cleats just yet. The veteran tight end for the Chicago Bears turns 35 this November, and he’ll be coming back for at least one more year with one very clear-cut goal in mind: hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Graham reported to mandatory veteran minicamp this week, and when he talked to the media after completing the first day, he spoke about his excitement for the upcoming season, while also revealing a major decision he almost made after his 2020 campaign with Chicago concluded. ALL the latest Bears news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Bears newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bears! Graham: I ‘Certainly Did’ Consider RetirementThe savvy veteran established himself as a top red zone threat for Chicago last year, catching 50 passes for 456 yards, while leading the team in touchdowns with eight. Many thought Graham would be a salary cap casualty this offseason, as the Bears could have saved around $7 million by cutting him....
    A soon-to-be Mississippi city councilman helped a fellow veteran obtain the one thing he always wanted but never got: an American flag following his retirement.  Jack Thornton, 92, retired from active duty more than 60 years ago following a decade of service in the U.S. Army, from 1946 to 1957. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major (CSM), the highest non-commissioned officer rank in the Army.  TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SURPRISES CAFETERIA WORKER AFTER SHE BECOMES A US CITIZEN He would often tell Kevin Kelly, Laurel councilman-elect for Ward 2, that he regretted never getting a flag. Kelly, also a retired CSM, understood Thornton’s disappointment.  "When you have 0.8% of people who enter the Army to make that … that was just something else besides jumping out of airplanes and being in the Army together that we both share," Kelly said told WDAM.  BIDEN AWARDS FIRST MEDAL OF HONOR TO KOREAN WAR HERO "Whenever I met him, one of the things we talked about was first we talked about jumping out of airplanes together, and he was like, ‘The only thing...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden awarded his first Medal of Honor on Friday to a 94-year-old retired Army colonel for bravery under enemy fire more than a half-century ago in the Korean War.It took a policy change for retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. to receive the military's highest honor. The 2020 defense policy bill removed a requirement that such awards be given within five years of a valorous act."Today we are hosting a true American hero and awarding an honor that is long overdue - more than 70 years overdue," Biden said during the East Room ceremony. "Though I understand that your first response to us hosting this event was to ask why all the fuss."Biden said Puckett had suggested they just mail him the award."Rather than mail it to you, I would've walked it to you," Biden said, adding that the retired Ranger indeed deserved "a little bit of fuss."Over two days in November 1950, Puckett as first lieutenant helped the 8th U.S. Army Ranger Company to secure a strategically important hill near Unsan. They faced mortar, machine gun...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- ABC7 is saluting distinguished Navy Vice Admiral Nora Wingfield Tyson, the first woman to lead a United States Navy ship fleet.Nearly a decade ago, the 41st president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, honored Tyson with her second star. The special ceremony took place aboard the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier.The promotion was one of many for Admiral Tyson. She also has a laundry list of firsts for a woman in the armed forces, including the first women to command the Third fleet in the U.S. Navy."It's basically the Western part of the United States out to the International Date Line," said Tyson. "It was about a 120 ships, about 400 aircrafts... (and) about 60,000 people."Admiral Tyson says the road to her historic success had a lot to do with timing, along with a steadfast determination to be the best at anything she aspired to accomplish."When polices and laws changed, I had the opportunity to do things that women had not had the opportunity to do before," said Tyson.Admiral Tyson retired from...
    George Floyds Sister Says Brother Was Best Friend, Recalls Favorite Song Theyd Sing Together Heres how to make money investing in real estate After battling to try and return from several major injuries, Brent Seabrook has finally hung up his skates. In a statement Friday, the veteran defenseman announced he will not return to professional hockey. This is essentially Seabrook’s retirement, though the statement does not actually mention that word, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved him to long-term injured reserve for now. Seabrook still has three years left on his contract, which will not come off the books entirely. © James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook In a statement, team physician Dr. Michael Terry explains exactly what happened to Seabrook: "Over a three-month period from December 2019 to February 2020, Brent underwent successful surgeries on both of his hips and his right shoulder. He has worked extremely hard to recover from those surgeries but has a long-term issue with his right hip that is preventing him from playing professional hockey. We have tried all available conservative...
    Tina Turner rolls past destruction and mistakes in first Tina doc teaser Biden to visit storm-ravaged Texas Friday The Philadelphia Flyers have placed Mark Friedman on waivers, a move that would allow them to send him to the taxi squad or minor leagues. The Flyers are expected to get several players back from the COVID Protocol list in the coming days, including Claude Giroux today as he re-joined the team for practice. © Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Feb 17, 2020; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Luke Schenn (2) takes a shot in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, two other players – Tanner Kero and Luke Schenn – have also been placed on waivers today. Friedman (the player, not the scribe), has played in four games for the Flyers this season, including their outdoor match at Lake Tahoe. He was forced to play both forward and defense in that game thanks to the large number of regulars out of the lineup, but that just shows how far down he...
    Moderna in talks with FDA to increase vaccine doses per vial As millions get covid vaccine shots, FDA struggles with safety monitoring Islanders place veteran forward Leo Komarov on waivers © Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Feb 19, 2020; New York Islanders right wing Leo Komarov (47) before the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, the New York Islanders have placed Leo Komarov on waivers for the second time this year. The veteran forward cleared just before the season began, but the team needed to reset his clock in order to have the ability to place him on the taxi squad. Once a player clears, they must go through the waiver process again after spending 30 days on the active roster or playing in ten NHL games. Komarov only spent one day of the last month on the taxi squad, meaning his time was about to be up. Frankly, it appears as though the end may be approaching for Komarov, who has failed to record a single point in six games...
    Why AMC Entertainment Stock Jumped 14% out of the Gate Today Jeff Bezos has been halfway out the door for a while Senators place veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn on waivers The Ottawa Senators placed Braydon Coburn on waivers Wednesday, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. The veteran defenseman carries a cap hit of $1.7M this season and was part of the cap-clearing package acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning this offseason. © Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports Ottawa Senators defenseman Braydon Coburn Coburn, 35, is only a few months away from winning the Stanley Cup with the Lightning, though he certainly wasn’t a huge part of their postseason run. He suited up just three times during the playoffs and ended up traded along with Cedric Paquette and a draft pick as part of Tampa’s attempt to get cap-compliant. In eight games this season with the Senators (which include seven losses), he has one point and has averaged just over 17 minutes a night. In a corresponding move, it appears as though Erik Brannstrom may get his next NHL opportunity. The...
    Netflix, Alan Yang developing Min Jin Lees Free Food for Millionaires for TV Several hundred doses of Moderna vaccine may have spoiled at Vermont hospital Veteran goaltender Jimmy Howard announces retirement Veteran goaltender Jimmy Howard has officially hung up his pads, announcing his retirement on Instagram. The longtime Detroit Red Wings netminder released a statement, thanking his fans and teammates as he moves on to the next part of his adventure: © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Goaltender Jimmy Howard is hanging up his skates for good. Becoming an NHL goalie was a childhood dream and after an incredible 14 years within the Red Wings organization, I’ve decided to say farewell to playing professional hockey and move on to the next chapter. It has been the honor of a lifetime to play and I’m forever thankful to the fans, everyone within the Red Wings organization, my teammates and my family for their ongoing support, loyalty and dedication. As I enter this new chapter in my life, I look forward to spending more time with my family, coaching my son’s hockey...
    Indianapolis shooting: Minor charged in killings of 5 people and an unborn baby Politics live updates: Impeachment article heads to the Senate; Rob Portman wont run again Veteran goalie Scott Darling signs AHL PTO © Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Scott Darling is still working hard to find a job this season, this time inking a professional tryout agreement with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. Scott Darling is still working hard to find a job this season, this time inking a professional tryout agreement with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. Darling had previously been in Florida Panthers training camp on an NHL PTO but was released from it just before the season began. Darling, 32, spent last season playing in Austria after being bought out of his NHL contract, but is back in North America competing to try and get his career back on track. Once one of the most reliable backup goaltenders in the league, he posted a 39-17-9 record over three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks between 2014-17. After getting a chance to start in...
    A former Navy SEAL from Ohio gloated about “breaching the Capitol” following last week’s deadly riot, new video shows. The footage — posted on Facebook last Wednesday by 45-year-old Adam Newbold — shows the retired reserve SEAL special warfare operator saying he was “proud” of the siege by President Trump supporters, ABC News reported. “There was destruction breaching the Capitol, our building, our house,” Newbold said on the clip, which has since been deleted. “And, um, to get in, you had to destroy doors and windows, uh, to get in.” Newbold, a 24-year Navy veteran, then recalled the chaotic moments inside the Capitol as he traveled back to Lisbon, Ohio, according to the report. “What did get destroyed, and they’re obviously trying to overcome now, again, maybe they just didn’t get the message,” Newbold rambled in the video. “Unfortunately, I’m hoping the message was strong enough. Unfortunately, maybe it wasn’t. I hate to see this escalate more.” Newbold went on to say the riot would make for “stories to tell from generations upon generations,” hopefully leading to a “positive revolution,”...
    More On: capitol riot NYC terminating contracts with Trump Organization after Capitol riot Capitol rioter wanted to show off QAnon shirt so Q got ‘credit’: Feds Amazon slams Parler for failing to police death threat posts House begins hearing to impeach Trump for a second time A former Navy SEAL from Ohio gloated about “breaching the Capitol” following last week’s deadly riot, new video shows. The footage — posted on Facebook last Wednesday by 45-year-old Adam Newbold — shows the retired reserve SEAL special warfare operator saying he was “proud” of the siege by President Trump supporters, ABC News reported. “There was destruction breaching the Capitol, our building, our house,” Newbold said on the clip, which has since been deleted. “And, um, to get in, you had to destroy doors and windows, uh, to get in.” Newbold, a 24-year Navy veteran, then recalled the chaotic moments inside the Capitol as he traveled back to Lisbon, Ohio, according to the report. “What did get destroyed, and they’re obviously trying to overcome now, again, maybe they just didn’t get the message,”...
    U.S. appeals court upholds Trump health care price disclosure rule Harris vaccinated on camera, urges public to trust process Buffalo Sabres sign veteran forward Riley Sheahan to PTO The Buffalo Sabres left a few spots open on the training camp roster they released Monday and now at least one of them will be filled by a veteran forward. Riley Sheahan has agreed to a professional tryout for the Sabres and will attend training camp in a few days. © Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Former Oilers center Riley Sheahan has caught on with the Sabres. Sheahan, who is amazingly still only 29, feels like he’s taken a lap around the entire NHL in the last few seasons. The 6-foot-3 center has played for four different teams since the start of the 2017-18 season, suiting up for the Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers. He’ll now try to continue his circuit in Buffalo, though an NHL contract is far from a sure thing. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an Expert, Even If You Aren’t SIGN UP NOW...
    By Amy Chillag, CNN (CNN) — A real-life Santa’s workshop is churning out toys in Desert Hot Springs, California. This 26-year Army veteran and his wife have spent most of the last decade making toys in a woodshop behind their house. It’s a labor of love that started as a hobby. “After retirement, I got bored and needed something to do,” 72-year-old Mike Sullivan told CNN. The couple joined a woodworking club and one of their projects was to build toys for kids. “Christmas time, we had a chance to see the kids get the toys and see how much joy it was,” said Sullivan. They were hooked. Seven years and thousands of toys later What started as a hobby seven years ago turned into a mission to give away their handmade toys to parents and their children. Mike and Judy Sullivan spend nearly every day in the shop. “We’re both in good health and are able to be out here six to seven days a week for eight to 10 hours,” Sullivan said. “It’s so much fun, it feels...
    WASHINGTON - Retired U.S. Army General Lloyd Austin is poised to return to the Pentagon as President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for defense secretary, according to sources familiar with the decision. He will become the first African American to hold the post if he is confirmed by the Senate. Born in 1953 in the southeastern state of Alabama and raised in neighboring Georgia, Austin graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point in 1975 and rose through the ranks during his four-decade career, beginning as a commander of a combat support company with the legendary 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant general and assumed command of Fort Bragg, before becoming commander of U.S. troops in Iraq from 2010 to 2011, where he oversaw the end of the U.S.-led invasion of the country and the withdrawal of all American forces. Austin was the first Black officer to serve as the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff in 2012 and the first Black officer to head U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), which...
    SAN ANTONIO – A military family moving across the country is now the victim of a theft in Military City, USA, and they’re working on getting their belongings back from the crooks. Terry Kirkbide served in the U.S. Air Force for 35 and a half years before retiring. He and his wife sold their home in California and decided to move to Florida to be closer to family. The truck and trailer that held their belongings were stolen as they slept in a hotel in San Antonio. Kirkbide said losing his military medals, documents, and other personal items left him feeling violated. In hopes of getting them back, he’s making an offer to the suspects. “We’re hoping that if the bad guys see this, cut the trailer loose and let someone know where it’s at. I don’t care about the truck. You can have it. I’ll even give you the pink slip to it, but I want our belongings. That’s our life that we lived,” Kirkbide said. The couple says surveillance video shows the suspects breaking into a window of...
    Opinion: The disturbing truths in the new Vatican scandal report John Boehner Fast Facts Veteran center Carl Soderberg drawing interest overseas? As the offseason wears on and so many free agents remain unsigned, it seems like a near certainty that an established NHL talent is going to wind up forced out of the league by a lack of opportunity. With so many teams battling a lack of cap flexibility in light of the flat salary cap, players who know they are worth more than a minimum NHL contract might need to look elsewhere for a substantial paycheck. The scenario hasn’t played out yet, but it seems like a matter of time. © Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Ccould Carl Soderberg be heading to Europe? Could Carl Soderberg be the first victim? The veteran center remains unsigned despite a complete two-way game and a history of success. Soderberg, 35, came over to the NHL later in his career but still has seven full seasons under his belt, in six of which he has recorded at least a dozen goals and 35-plus...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A retired Army specialist who was injured in Iraq received a new set of wheels as a thank you for her service. The new car was due to a partnership between Freedom Alliance and US Bank. (credit: CBS) Delicia Jackson served in the Army for seven years and suffered a deployment injury in 2003 and was medically discharged in 2004. She says the last few years have been difficult for her and her family. She was handed the keys to her new Chrysler Pacifica on Veterans Day. (credit: CBS) “This is amazing. It’s unbelievable. I see stuff like this on TV, but not to happen to me,” said Jackson. Jackson says all the struggles she and her husband have gone through are for their eight children.
    TrueCar and Autonation have chosen Air Force Senior Airman Karah Behrend for the 2021 DrivenToDrive award for inspiring wounded veterans in partnership with DAV (Disabled American Veterans). The 27-year-old served six years in the Air Force before retiring due to reflex sympathetic dystrophy complex regional pain syndrome, which took away her ability to walk. Behrend, who lives in Phoenix, has remained active, however, competing in wheelchair basketball and rugby and as an off-road racer. In 2019 she became the first disabled driver to compete in the weeklong, all-female Rebelle Rally, finishing second in class with her co-driver, U.S. Army vet Rachael Ridenour, and was nominated for the honor by DAV. Ridenour and Behrend finished second in class in the 2019 Rebelle Rally driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. (Mitsubishi) In recognition, TrueCar and Autonation have given Behrend a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 high-performance pickup with hand controls that she plans to use to teach other people with similar disabilities to hers to drive off-road. “No one can see my disability when I’m behind the wheel of a car. Driving gives me...
    Dozens of COVID-19 cases reported at 2 veterans care centers These are the worlds most historic restaurants Stars sign veteran Mark Pysyk to one-year deal The Stars have added some veteran depth, announcing the signing of defenseman/winger Mark Pysyk to a one-year deal.  The contract will pay him $750K. © Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Mark Pysyk is heading to Dallas. The 28-year-old has played defense for the majority of his career but was moved up front to the right wing for most of last season.  Pysyk certainly made it work as he potted nine goals along with picking up nine assists in 58 games, good for career highs in goals and points.  He wasn’t exclusively on the fourth line either, as he did play up in the lineup at times and logged nearly 13 minutes per game. With the Stars, there’s a fit for Pysyk in either role.  With Stephen Johns injured for most of the postseason, there could be an opening on the right side of their back end if he’s unable to return to start next season, which seems to...
    Florida forges ahead in lifting curbs amid virus concerns Workers are fighting for their right to wear Black Lives Matter gear. Heres why a lawyer says companies decision to enforce bans is dangerous. Coyotes to buy out veteran winger Michael Grabner The desperate cost-cutting in the desert has begun. The Arizona Coyotes are in arguably the worst salary-cap position of any NHL team heading into this offseason and had to make moves to be compliant ahead of next season. The first casualty is veteran winger Michael Grabner. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman was the first to report that Grabner has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout. © Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Michael Grabner has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout. With just one year remaining on his current contract, the Coyotes will face penalties for just two years for buying out Grabner. Rather than deal with an AAV of $3.35M this season, Grabner will count for just $833K against the cap in 2020-21 for a savings of over $2.5M. This brings...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s story about a Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was “abhorrent,” retired Marine Johnny "Joey" Jones told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. Jones, who lost both of his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, added that the story “shows how out of touch he is, and I’m personally offended by it.” Jones, a Fox News contributor, made the comments reacting to a story the former vice president shared during his first general election campaign visit to Florida, the largest traditional general election battleground state, where Biden touted veteran issues. BIDEN BLASTS TRUMP, TOUTS VETERAN ISSUES DURING FIRST STOP IN BATTLEGROUND FLORIDA “There was a Marine veteran that had been deployed a total of six times… Dodge Ram started down the street in front of his house. .. [He] saw a woman walking her dog, ran over her, killed her, killed the dog, put her in the back of his pickup truck… molested her … came home … and called the state police and said, ‘I just killed someone,'” Biden said in Tampa on Tuesday. “There was a voice in my head saying, ‘I have to...
    Charleston tourism reckons with slavery and racism Who Was Edna Lewis? 6 Things To Know About The Grande Dame Of Southern Cuisine Rangers hire veteran coach Jacques Martin as assistant When Lindy Ruff was hired to be the next head coach of the New Jersey Devils, it left a vacancy on the bench for the New York Rangers. Ruff coached in New York for three seasons, lending his wealth of experience to rookie head coach David Quinn. Now Quinn will have a different veteran voice. The Rangers announced the hiring of Jacques Martin as an assistant for the upcoming season. © Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Martin, 67, has been an NHL coach since 1986, serving in various positions on eight different teams. Most recently he had served as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins, spending the last seven years with the organization. When the Penguins were knocked out unceremoniously this summer, all of the assistants were chopped, leaving Martin a high profile free agent. The Rangers snapped him up quickly and will add him to a group that has...
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — The days of training camp practices with pads on will be the closest the Baltimore Ravens have to replicate game action before the NFL season kicks off next month. With no preseason games this year, that makes practice an especially important time for a Ravens offensive line that working with some new players. One of those new players is veteran D.J. Fluker, new to Baltimore but a seven-year veteran of the NFL who has played for the Chargers, Giants and Seahawks. Fluker is on the roster as a possible replacement for longtime Ravens lineman Marshal Yanda, who retired after last season. He said he has spoken with Yanda in off-season team meetings and has great respect for Yanda, who played for 13 years. “Those are big shoes to fill but I’m gonna just be myself, come in and do what I do best and that’s just play football,” he said. “That’s me hungry, ready to go and win the championship and a Super Bowl and that’s it.” After three days in pads, the players will...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs. After mysteriously missing a couple of practices, Josh Jacobs is back and already making his presence. The Las Vegas Raiders star running back was one of their best players last year and that should continue this year. The team brought in a lot of new defenders this offseason which should mean better competition for the offense at practice. Safety Damarious Randall is one of the new faces and Jacobs reportedly put him on blast at practice, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. RAIDERS CAMP PRACTICE 4 (QUOTEs OF THE DAY)“Boom!” Josh Jacobs yelled, feigning lowering a shoulder into Damarious Randall on the sideline after catching a Derek Carr pass. “I just retired you. You’re going to have to make a grown-man decision.”… https://t.co/RN0CS96BvX — Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) August 16, 2020 Randall has been in the league a while now and was a former first-round pick so those are some pretty bold words from the young running back. Unfortunately, not everything played out well for Jacobs. Gutierrez also reported that he “tripped...
    SYKESVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — A retired Marine officer and a veteran of World War II will be turning 100 years old on Monday. Family, friends and the community held a drive-by parade to celebrate in Sykesville. Music played, motorcycles revved their engines, and others marched in honor of Col. Lou Schott. He fought in the battles of New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa. He is also a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1967. Happy birthday!
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