El Paso police looking to identify ‘hero’ who saved lives, including a baby, at Walmart massacre

first_imgvmargineanu/iStock(EL PASO, Texas) — El Paso police are looking to identify a man they say heroically saved lives, including a baby, during this month’s Walmart massacre.The city’s police department posted a grainy surveillance image of the unknown man on its Facebook page Thursday.“We believe this HERO helped save several lives including an infant,” it read.“Crimes Against Persons is requesting the community’s help in identifying the person in the picture,” police said. “His actions at Wal-Mart were critical and lifesaving, he needs to be identified and interviewed by investigators.”Police ask anyone with information about his identity to call 915-212-4040.Twenty-two people were killed and dozens more were injured in the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart near the Mexican border.The gunman allegedly cased the store to look for Mexicans to kill before he carried out the attack, according to law enforcement officials.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said this week he’s forming a domestic terrorism task force to “combat these hateful acts.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USS John C. Stennis Welcomes Aboard Joint Chiefs of Staff

first_img USS John C. Stennis Welcomes Aboard Joint Chiefs of Staff View post tag: Staff View post tag: Navy View post tag: Stennis View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS John C. Stennis Welcomes Aboard Joint Chiefs of Staff View post tag: John The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 13 as part of a USO Holiday Tour.Gen. Martin Dempsey met with Stennis leadership, observed daily operations, and addressed the crew during an all-hands call in the hangar bay about the importance of Stennis’ presence in the Arabian Gulf.“It was a distinct privilege to bring the USO Holiday Tour to the John C. Stennis Sailors,” said Dempsey. “All of the entertainers joined me in saying thank you to the Sailors of Stennis for their magnificent service and sacrifice for our nation. We are proud of these great Sailors and their families today, through the holidays and always.”The USO holiday show featured six-time USO performer and country singer Kellie Pickler, comedian Ilizia Shlesinger, Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen, and Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks.Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class Kristen Leonhardt, from Huntington, Ind. said the visit was positive reinforcement from senior military leadership about the significance of Stennis’ mission in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.“It reminded me that my service is important and of how proud I am to serve,” said Leonhardt.After the performance, Sailors had a chance to meet with Dempsey and the entertainers in the hangar bays and aft mess decks.“It was great to see the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff take time out of his busy schedule to come see us,” said Master-at-Arms 1st Class Brandon Weant from Vancouver, Wash.The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, consisting of Stennis, Carrier Air Wing 9, Destroyer Squadron 21, and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) are forward deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to strengthen regional partnerships, sustain maritime security, and support combatant commander requirements for assets in the area.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 17, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Chiefscenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Aboard December 17, 2012 View post tag: Joint View post tag: C. View post tag: welcomes Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more

Kane says ‘great feeling’ to beat Shearer record

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp “You’ve had a magnificent 2017 @HKane. You deserve to hold the record of most @premierleague goals in a calendar year. Well done and keep up the good work,” he tweeted.Kane’s third goal took him to 56 for club and country in 2017 — lifting him above Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to become Europe’s top-scorer over the past 12 months in the five major countries (England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France).Kane said it had been a “fantastic” year.“To get compared to those players — the Messis and Shearers — is what it is all about,” he said. “To get another hat-trick is a great way to end the year.“It is always about improving every year. That’s what I always have done throughout my career and it is what I will continue to do.”Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed the achievement of his star forward.“It does not surprise us because every day we see how he works, how determined he is and how professional he is,” he said. “That can only be good for him.“Professional is a massive word — you need to include everything there inside and he is a good example of that.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane said beating Alan Shearer’s Premier League record for goals in a calendar year was a “great feeling” after he netted a hat-trick on Tuesday.Kane’s three goals in a 5-2 rout of Southampton also guaranteed he would finish as Europe’s leading scorer for 2017.“It was hard not to think about it, being level going into the game,” said Kane. “I wanted to win the game but of course I wanted to score as a striker. Getting that record was a great feeling.”Kane has 39 Premier League goals in 2017, three more than Shearer’s previous Premier League record of 36, set in 1995.“I’ve improved physically — recovery for games, getting ready for each game, eating right and ice baths,” added Kane. “I feel good and sharp and at my best at this busy period.“They are fantastic players here. It’s fantastic to play with them. We’re a hard team to stop and I said to them before the game to try and set me up and they did that, so I’ll have to take them out for dinner.”center_img Former England captain Shearer was quick to congratulate the new record-holder.last_img read more

South Sound Craft Crawl Invites Residents and Visitors to Sip and…

first_imgSubmitted by Travel Tacoma + Pierce CountyPhoto credit: Three Magnets Brewing CompanyThe South Sound Craft Crawl, an ongoing self-guided beer tour, debuts just in time for the U.S. Open, showing visitors and locals alike all that our exciting craft beer community has to offer.From Tacoma to Olympia, 15 artisanal breweries set the course for a tasty tour starting June 5. Pack your thirst and head on over is the message Travel Tacoma + Pierce County is sharing with visitors.What exactly is the Craft Crawl? It’s a map of participating South Sound breweries that will stamp a special “Craft Crawler’s Course” passport when you visit each brewery. Collect nine stamps and redeem for a souvenir pint glass. Prizes may be picked up at the Tacoma and Olympia visitor information centers, in addition to each brewery, including:3 Magnets Brewing, OlympiaEnjoy a pint on the Fish Brewing patio.7 Seas Brewing, Gig HarborEngine House No. 9, TacomaFish Brewing Co., OlympiaHarmon and Harmon Tap Room, TacomaLake Tapps Brewing Co. at the Riverside, SumnerNarrows Brewing, TacomaOdd Otter Brewing Co., TacomaPacific Brewing & Malting Co., TacomaPuyallup River Brewing Alehouse, PuyallupTacoma Brewing Co., TacomaTop Rung Brewing, LaceyWet Coast Brewing Co., Gig HarborWingman Brewers, Tacoma“We anticipate the Craft Crawl will get bigger, as it catches on, and with more breweries opening in the area,” said Ken Thoburn, an owner of Wingman Brewers. “This is not only an opportunity to raise awareness of the innovative brewers in our region, but a way to bring together community, from the craft beer enthusiast to the general beer-loving public.”Top Rung Brewing is featured on the Craft Crawl.Brewers, tourism leaders and community supporters joined together to fill a need in the South Sound beer community, Thoburn said. Program sponsors include Travel Tacoma + Pierce County, Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater Visitor + Convention Bureau and JayRay Ads and PR.Thoburn worked closely with JayRay on branding, content and graphic design, consulting other destinations that run successful craft beer tours including the Bend Ale Trail and Spokane’s Inland Northwest Ale Trail.Visit a brewery to get a copy of the South Sound Craft Crawl map and passport, or download at www.southsoundcraftcrawl.com. Many hotels and local bars will also have the brochure available. Need a lift? Schedule a personal driver and create a customized brewery tour experience with Lifestyle Valet.Keep watch for the official website to launch later this summer. Facebook62Tweet0Pin0last_img read more