By James H. Williams | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: July 6, 2019 at 4:48 pm | UPDATED: July 6, 2019 at 4:48 pm Two of the brightest stars at one of the premier MMA gyms in the sport hope to shine on the UFC 239 main card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos. Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm looks to reclaim the belt back from Amanda Nunes. The longtime teammates, Jones and Holm, are fighting on the same card for the first time. Edmen Shahbazyan, the Glendale middleweight, takes on Welsh veteran Jack Marshman. In the days leading up to fight night, fighters demonstrated their skill for fans and answered questions during Media Day. Photos: UFC 239 official weigh-ins | Fighters square off for fans Follow along for live updates from Southern California News Group reporter Brian Martin and photographer Hans Gutknecht. Viewing on a mobile device? Click here. Edmen Shahbazyan d. Jack Marshman via submission … [Read more...] about UFC 239: Live updates from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
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By Samantha Ketterer and Emily Foxhall Published 3:51 pm CDT, Monday, March 18, 2019 Jodie Thompson pulled over on Independence Parkway, less than a mile away from a petrochemical plant that was leaking plumes of black smoke into the sky. In her 34 years living in Deer Park, she'd seen flares before. But this was different. The fire had raged at Intercontinental Terminals Company for more than 26 hours by the early afternoon and spread to eight holding tanks. Even after a shelter-in-place was lifted Monday morning, the fire was still expected to burn for two more days. The ordeal, in some ways, was part of life in Deer Park, an east Harris County city of more than 33,000 people. Residents said they were familiar with the risks that come with living by the refineries and chemical plants. At a certain point, you have to stop worrying, they said. "You can't fret about it," said Thompson, who is 60. "What are you going to do? You choose to live here." Holly Ball, 47, is a … [Read more...] about To Deer Park residents, fire a reminder of “like living on a fault line”
Jeffrey Pattirajawane, Associated Press Updated 11:42 pm CDT, Sunday, March 17, 2019 Indonesian police and soldiers search for residents who need assistance at a flooded neighborhood in Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of torrential downpours tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province, killing dozens of people. less Indonesian police and soldiers search for residents who need assistance at a flooded neighborhood in Sentani, Papua Province, Indonesia, Monday, March 18, 2019. Flash flood and mudslides triggered by days of ... more Photo: Tumbur Gultom, AP Photo: Tumbur Gultom, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Indonesian police and soldiers search for residents who need … [Read more...] about Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill dozens
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?
By Dennis McCarthy | PUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:25 am Jan 17, 1994 – 4:30 a.m. – one minute before a massive 6.7 earthquake rocked our world. Mitch Schuster is standing at an elevator outside the emergency room at Northridge Hospital waiting for an orderly to take his pregnant wife, Vicki, to the delivery room upstairs. She’s in a world of pain and Mitch is losing patience waiting. The elevator door opens and he begins to wheel his wife in, but changes his mind at the last moment. He’ll give the orderly another minute. That minute saved their baby’s life. They would have been stuck in a dark elevator when the earthquake knocked out power in the hospital – with no doctor or nurse there to cut off the umbilical cord wrapped around their baby’s neck, choking him as he came out. Vicki would have her baby in the emergency room surrounded by dozens of trauma patients arriving by the minute. Joshua, they … [Read more...] about Dennis McCarthy: From the rubble of the Northridge earthquake, the best of humanity shined