“I noticed the guy coming this way, towards Folsom” J.V.M. said. “Half a minute later, he came around and popped up right here,” he said, indicating a spot just in front of the grocery store where J.V.M. was celebrating with a group of men including the victim, who he said was in his early 30s and a long-time friend. “He asked him ‘Are you from this area?’”At that point, J.V.M. and the victim said “We’re not from the gangs” and tried to distance themselves from the suspect, who J.V.M. described as in his early 20s. The suspect then pulled out an automatic weapon — similar to a mini-Uzi, J.V.M. said — and fired around 12 shots at the victim, hitting him 3-4 times in the back as he fled from the shooter.“He shot him from the middle of the street,” said a neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous. The neighbor called 911 immediately after hearing the shooting at 11:08 p.m. and said he saw a silver van parked across from the grocery store waiting for the shooter. “He ran south towards the stopped van. It was definitely organized.”The scene of the shooting. Photo courtesy of a neighbor.As soon as the shots rang out, J.V.M. said that the victim’s brother, who had also been celebrating with the group, tailed the fleeing Jeep because he happened to be fetching his own car.“[He] tailed him bumper to bumper,” J.V.M. said. He was still unsure whether the brother had caught up to the fleeing suspects and gave the brother’s information to police officers on site so they could coordinate with him. “That’s what we’re trying to find out now.”J.V.M. said the victim has four children and that he did not know his current condition, and the police knew only that he had been transported to the hospital.We will update this post as we receive new information. 0% A man of was shot shortly after 11 p.m. Friday night outside of El Porvenir grocery store on 21st and Treat. He was quickly transported to San Francisco General Hospital, though his status is unknown.“One adult male was shot,” said Tony Montoya, a police sergeant at the scene. Montoya said some 10 shots were fired, though he did not know how many hit the victim.A friend of the victim, who called himself J.V.M., said a group had been celebrating a birthday and drinking beers outside of El Porvenir just before the shooting.“We were celebrating a night here, drinking a couple of beers,” said J.V.M., when a light-blue or silver Jeep Grand Cherokee — 2012 model, J.V.M. said — parked across 21st Street and unloaded a passenger, who started walking around the block. Tags: crimes • shootings Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%
0% Tags: cars • mission street • traffic Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% UPDATE 9/9/16: San Francisco Police report that the woman who was struck on Mission Street, a 62-year-old woman, is in life-threatening condition, having suffered traumatic brain injury. The driver of the car that flipped, a 51-year-old man, was arrested. Police now report the man struck six or seven parked cars before flipping over, and that the victim was getting into her car when the suspect’s vehicle struck her.Original Story:Two collisions within a half our of one another were reported in the Mission District on Thursday afternoon, both of them resulting in flipped vehicles. Two people – one from each crash – were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to San Francisco Fire Department Spokesperson Mindy Talmadge.At 16th and Mission streets, the driver of a gray Jeep traveling southbound appears to have hit three parked cars and then flipped over at 3:02 p.m., according to a police spokesperson and witnesses. “I just seen a car going and it swerved and hit one car after another. It hit a few cars and flipped over,” said one witness, who did not give his name. “There was somebody that was putting money in the meter and she fell down. All of the people came up and grabbed the [driver].”The witness said the driver was the only person in the moving Jeep. The owner of the Jeep, who did not give her name, said she had loaned the car to her ex-husband, and that the driver was all right. Police had no information on the driver’s condition. No information was available about the condition of the driver.A woman in her 50s was struck and was thrown some seven feet into the air, however, according to Officer Carlos Manfredi, a police spokesperson. Manfredi said he did not know the extent of the injuries sustained or how many were sent to the hospital from the crash, but added that there was no indication yet whether or not drugs or alcohol were involved.Buses and cars were rerouted onto South Van Ness Avenue until at least 5 p.m., snarling traffic in surrounding streets.13th and South Van Ness At 13th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, a silver Toyota pickup truck and car were involved in a collision that left one of the vehicles flipped over at around 3:31 p.m. According to a police officer at the scene, the Toyota was towing an open box trailer and driving south along South Van Ness when the driver ran a red light and collided with a white Mustang. The collision separated the trailer from the pickup truck, resulting in the trailer hitting a parked at a red light headed north on South Van Ness.The Toyota was carrying its driver and a dog, and only one person was reportedly in the Mustang. One person was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition following the collision.We will update this story as more information becomes available. Car flipped over at 16th and Mission, woman struck, multiple transports, injuries unknown. pic.twitter.com/Aaah6klloX— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) September 8, 2016
SAINTS secured their first home win over Warrington since Knowsley Road with a barnstorming 32-24 victory.They ran up five tries in a dominate performance before the Wolves scored couple late on.The defence, at times, was simply too good for the visitors and it cemented Saints’ position at the top of the table.The Wolves came into the game having won every away trip Saints since 2011.They named a unchanged side whilst Saints brought back Amor following his suspension and the James Roby who was on the bench.Both sides started cagily, completing their sets and kicking deep.On four minutes Makinson and Dawson put in strong runs but it was a 70 metre break by Ryan Atkins and Kevin Penny that put Saints in danger.The home side scrambled and quenched the attack and then won a penalty after strong run from Travis Burns.Swift had two chances to put Saints ahead before Warrington had an opportunity with Stefan Ratchford.One side had to produce something special to break the deadlock – and it was your Saints. Hohaia got it away to Burns who linked with Masoe for Wilkin to feed Joe Greenwood on a fantastic line.Burns with the extras.Warrington tried to force away back but were guilty of overplaying a little.But when they forced a dropout in the 25th minute and won a penalty, Saints needed to scramble.Unfortunately, they got caught out at dummy half and Daryl Clark put down – Ratchford converting – to level matters.At 6-6 the game was finely balanced until Saints chanced their arm on the last.The ball went left to Turner, he eyed a gap, kicked on – it came off the back of Penny and straight into the arms of Jon Wilkin for his first of the season.The Skipper scoreth and then giveth – laying on the perfect long pass for Adam Swift to increase the lead with less than 10 minutes left in the first half.Leading 18-6, Saints gained a dropout early in the second half following Ratchford’s inability to field Burns’ penalty attempt.Swift almost went over in the corner and Turner was unlucky when he recovered a high ball.The Wolves gained two penalties in a row and Higham nipped over from dummy half to make it game on.Saints came back, forced a drop out, won a penalty and LMS barged over from close range.Scrambling defence from Matty Dawson stopped a certain score on 58 minutes and Saints then defended a repeat set and two penalties.And, on the last tackle, a wonder tackle forced Kevin Penny into touch.Saints turned that defence into attack. On Warrington’s next play Vea forced an interception, ran 70 metres and Tommy Makinson went over in the corner.Penny replied with ten minutes to go after a clearing kick was charged down and then a scrappy period of play saw the Wolves gain penalties and another shot at the try line.Hill taking full advantage of some poor defence.Saints won a penalty in the final stages and Burns slotted it for 32-24 – a scoreline that was in reality was more comfortable than it seemed.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Greenwood, Wilkin, Swift, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, MakinsonGoals: Burns (6 from 6)Wolves: Tries: Clark, Higham, Penny, HillGoals: Ratchford (1 from 1), O’Brien (3 from 3)Penalties: Saints: 8Wolves: 12HT: 18-6FT: 32-24REF: Ben ThalerATT:12,618Teams:Saints:20. Paul Wellens; 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 22. Matty Dawson, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Travis Burns, 12. Jon Wilkin; 14. Alex Walmsley, 16. Lance Hohaia, 10. Kyle Amor, 21. Joe Greenwood, 11. Atelea Vea, 18. Luke Thompson.Subs: 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 19. Greg Richards.Wolves: 6. Stefan Ratchford; 24. Kevin Penny, 17. Ben Currie, 4. Ryan Atkins, 1. Matty Russell; 3. Chris Bridge, 20. Gareth O’Brien; 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Ashton Sims, 26. Joe Philbin, 18. James Laithwaite, 12. Ben Westwood.Subs: 14. Micky Higham, 15. Roy Asotasi, 21. Ben Evans, 27. George King.
Chosen by a poll of every Betfred Super League player, the award is presented to the individual deemed by his peers to have had the biggest impact in the Betfred Super League this season.Roby and Barba join Wigan’s John Bateman on the shortlist.The most prestigious individual honour in Rugby League was renamed the Steve Prescott Man of Steel in 2014, in memory of the sport’s hugely respected player, former St Helens, Hull FC, Wakefield player Steve Prescott MBE.The award will be presented at the event hosted in Manchester on Monday October 8 and it will also feature other awards, including Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Foundation of the Year and Young Player of the Year.For the latter, our forward Matty Lees has been named alongside Castleford Tigers half-back Jacob Trueman and Leeds full back Jack Walker.Players must be under 21 years of age at the start of the season to be considered for the Young Player of the Year award.Congrats to all and best of luck!
“Most gyms have the battle ropes. Battle ropes is just a hate-love relationship because you hate to do it but the results that you get, you are going to love,” said health expert Evonne Varady.Kettlebells are incredibly versatile in that they come in a variety of sizes and there are plenty of different workouts you can use them for.“They were doing the kettlebell swing. She was adding squats into it. Kettlebells do come in all different sizes too, so you can start off with a five-pound. I think they go up to like a 70-pound,” said Varady.Related Article: Not exercising may be more deadly than smoking, study findsThe sled may look easy at first glance, but you’ll definitely feel the burn once you start pushing.“Once you get into the position to push that sled, everything is on fire. The back of your hamstrings, your quads, your glutes, your core, you got your back and your shoulders all into it pushing,” said Varady.Incorporating any of these three tools can freshen up your workout and help achieve all your fitness goals in the process. Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Cardio and weight lifting are two of the key exercises that many people do, but a few tools at the gym will allow you to do both at the same time.Weighted battle ropes are great for a full body workout that packs on the mass and burns a few calories as well.- Advertisement –
Would restaurants be allowed to sell wine? Yes, by a vote of 79-36. That was the same margin that said yes to wine in stores.So it’s official! Alcohol can be sold at restaurants and stores in the Town of Dublin. DUBLIN, NC (WWAY) — If you enjoy beer or wine, there are a lot of places in our area where you cannot buy them including the Town of Bladen in Bladen County. Voters were asked whether to change that and they said yes.The Town of Dublin is no longer dry. There were four separate ballot questions. First whether to sell malt beverages on premises and it passes 75-38, then to allow beer sales off premises which was a slightly wider margin at 78-36.- Advertisement –
John Savard, CEO and co-owner of the Wilmington Brewing Company, is excited about what those tax cuts could mean for his business.“The federal tax being cut in half is going to help us a great deal, saving us $10,000 next year, and maybe up by a third the next year, $13,000, and the year after that, $20,000 or something like that.”As Savard and his wife Michelle look to grow their business, paying less in taxes will allow those resources to be better spent in their favor.Related Article: DOJ: Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016“We want to have certain beers make it all the way to Charlotte and Asheville, and to make that happen we need to have another driver, another salesperson, and with this tax law we hope that we can afford another sales and distribution guy.”Although the federal tax cuts will be a big help, Savard hopes the state of North Carolina will follow suit.“The state still has a little bit of a ways to go, we hope that they follow the federal government’s lead and kind of cut our taxes a little bit because the North Carolina beer market is huge.”While Savard is thankful for the potential opportunities associated with these tax cuts, he says he and other brewery owners are not the only ones who will benefit.“Everybody’s brewery is going to do a little bit better, every bottle shop is going to do slightly better, and every restaurant that’s buying these beers is going to do a little bit better, and it’ll be just better for everybody. A rising tide lifts all boats.” WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Friday, President Trump signed into law the most significant tax legislation in three decades. The overhaul includes tax cuts that are projected to save the alcohol industry $4.2 billion over a two year period.Small breweries will see a 50 percent reduction for the first 60,000 barrels of beer they sell, dropping their payment from $7 per barrel to $3.50.- Advertisement –
Ella Rogers said she is only hitting the streets on her board and not in the car, but loves hanging out and enjoying the snow with her neighbors.“They love it the whole, all the kids come down here to this one spot and it’s just a great time for them,” Rogers said. “They’ll hang out together and just enjoy the snow because it doesn’t happen that often here.”Rogers said she has enjoyed this snow fall more than previous snow days because she says its been softer and less painful to fall on. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — What else do you do for fun on snow days? Dozens of people climbed the hill on the corner of Ann and Front Streets in downtown Wilmington to go sledding.Many of the sledders said they live close by and come to this hill whenever it snows. Kids enjoyed riding up and down the hill all morning. Along with sledding some even brought their surf board to go down the hill.- Advertisement –
Estelle Bennett (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) Guns, cash and drugs captured. (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) Hallsboro, NC (WWAY) – Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit completed a six month-long investigation into the distribution of Controlled Substances in the Hallsboro community of Columbus County. Columbus County Sheriff’s Office received multiple complaints in reference to the defendants in this investigation and their location of residence.After an undisclosed number of undercover buys, Vice/Narcotics Detectives obtained a search warrant for 50 Oak Tree Street in Hallsboro. This morning, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit along with the assistance of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant at the above stated address. – Advertisement – Jaylon Bennett (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) James Bennett (Columbus County Sheriff’s Office) Detectives also searched an out building adjacent to the primary residence. The out building was being utilized as living quarters by one of the defendants in this investigation. In the primary residence, detectives located cocaine, marijuana, a stolen firearm, and a large sum of cash. The firearm was stolen from a Columbus County residence this month. In the out building, detectives located cocaine, marijuana, MDMA “ecstasy” tablets, Oxycodone tablets, two sets of digital scales, firearms, and a large sum of cash. James Allen Bennett, also known as Stine, was residing inside of the out building. James had previously been convicted of felony drug charges. James’ mother, Estelle Bennett, also known as Queen Ester, was residing inside of the above stated residence. James’ seventeen year old son, Jaylon Bennett, was found to be in possession of the stolen firearm.Related Article: Autopsy planned after decomposing body found in Columbus CountyAt the conclusion of the investigation, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Detectives charged the three defendants in this investigation for the above crimes. They were arrested and processed at the Columbus County Detention Center where they were incarcerated for the following charges:James Allen Bennett faces 7 charges, 6 felonies and one misdemeanor relating to possession and selling several Schedule I and II level substance. He was incarcerated on a $140,000.00 secured bond.Estelle Bennett is charged with two felony counts, Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and/or Deliver Marijuana and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and/or Deliver Cocaine. Bennet was jailed on a $20,000.00 secured bondJaylon Maliek Bennett was charged with one felony count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm with a $10,000.00 secured bond.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For the first time the new owners of Independence Mall spoke about their plans for the Wilmington retail center.The Executive Vice President of Development for Rouse Properties, Eric Dinenberg, spoke at the Wilmington Biz Conference and Expo Thursday.- Advertisement – The mall is going to be renovated with some sections removed to allow for indoor and outdoor shops and restaurants. Accessibility and convenience are two concepts Rouse Properties want with the new center, but no word yet on which tenants will stay and which will leave.“We think there’s a need for a balance between traditional department stores and some of these new uses, some of these different operations and you’ll see that with this project,” Dinenberg said.The Sears section will be demolished and Dinenberg said they are still working with tenants. An announcement on who the tenants will be should be out soon.