TODAY family sends love to Al Roker after he shared he’s in the hospital
November 18, 2022
For those who’ve wondered why they haven’t seen Al Roker’s smiling face on TODAY recently, the weatherman-and-more has just revealed the reason for his absence. On Friday, November 18, he shared on Instagram that he’s currently in the hospital. “So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been,” he wrote. “Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg which sent some clots into my lungs. After some medical whack-a-mole, I am so fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery.” He added a note of thanks “for all the well wishes and prayers” he’s received and said that he hoped to see everyone again soon. That’s just what his TODAY family hopes for, too. Shortly after he shared the news with his followers on social media, his fellow anchors chimed in about the man they miss.
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black Unexpectedly Cancel Wisconsin Concert
November 19, 2022
Fans in Appleton, Wisconsin were met with disappointment after Clint Black and Lisa Hartman were forced to cancel their performance in the area on Friday (November 18th) due to a medical emergency within their band.
Black took to Instagram to share a statement about the situation. “Due to a medical emergency with an essential, longtime band member, tonight’s Clint Black concert, featuring Lisa Hartman Black (11/18/22) at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has been POSTPONED.”
Urban Meyer exits Fox set during Ohio State vs. Indiana football game, ‘under the weather’
November 12, 2022
Urban Meyer left the Fox’s set at halftime of Ohio State’s game against Indiana Saturday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Fox host Rob Stone made the announcement during the halftime show, which was live from the Horseshow, with Ohio State leading Indiana 28-7. “Coach Urban Meyer, we sent him home,” Stone said. “He was feeling a bit under the weather. But you know coach Urban Meyer, he probably has a proper beverage right in front of him, his feet up … and he is watching this Ohio State game that has rediscovered this running game.”
Bucs’ Bruce Arians opens up about recent health scare: ‘Like two knives going in’
November 16, 2022
Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers senior football consultant, reacts to a play as quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks over the play from the bench against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Caesars Superdome Sept. 18, 2022, in New Orleans. (Stephen LewithUSA Today Sports)
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians revealed this week he spent four days in a hospital last month after experiencing severe chest pains at his Florida home. Arians, who now serves as the Bucs’ senior football consultant after stepping down in March, told Ira Kaufman of JoeBucsFan.com he had a serious health scare the night before the Atlanta Falcons game, which resulted in a diagnosis of myocarditis. “We ate, and I got these pains way up here, like two knives going in. The more I tried to take a breath, the worse it got,” he told the outlet. “I took some Tums, thinking it was indigestion, but it just got worse.” Arians explained that he expressed concern to his wife before they eventually called 911. He was then transported to Tampa General. “Thankfully, the scans showed no fluid, no heart damage and absolutely no blockages,” Arians continued. “They had a cardiac radiologist look at everything, and they ended up giving me anti-inflammatories.”
‘Don’t Quit:’ Maryland Students Help Save Teacher After Heart Attack
November 17, 2022
Students and staff at North Point High School in Charles County were honored Tuesday night for their heroic efforts to save the life of their welding teacher. Frank Holiday suffered an almost impossible-to-survive severe heart attack during a class back in September, and that day changed the lives of everyone present. It was Sept. 30, during a game of three-on-three basketball using a hoop that his students built, that something went wrong with the beloved teacher. “He got his last shot off, so we were going to check up, and then we turned around and he was just leaning back and he fell into the tanks,” said student Dylan Farmer. According to School Resource Officer, Corp. Tiffany Smith, it took 21 minutes of continuous CPR between everyone present to save Holiday’s life. “It’s overwhelming to think the amount of people who didn’t give up on me,” Holiday said. “And I’m here today.” Holiday is expecting to be back in the classroom in early December.
Charles Co. public schools urge “vaccination” as a universal precaution:
August 17, 2022
Viral respiratory diseases spread through respiratory droplets. Following the universal precautions below has proven to drastically reduce the transmission of viruses.
• Those who are eligible, obtain the COVID-19 vaccination and boosters.
Beloved Knox County teacher fighting for life
November 17, 2022
Knoxville, Tenn. – Knox County teacher, La Rhonda Forsyth, is fighting for her life after she suffered a massive stroke on November 3. Forsyth, 59, worked in Knox County Schools for 21 years. She was working bus duty at Bell Camp Elementary School when she suffered a stroke. Doctors said the event was an anomaly. Otherwise, she was in good health. “She is a force. She never stops moving. She is always on the go. She is always taking care of literally everyone,” Katherine Forsyth-Webb described her mom. Forsyth’s illness devastated not only her family, but her school. “I called her school the other day to ask if they needed help because I know this has been like losing three people,” said Helen Agee.
School bus crashes into Washtenaw County elementary school after driver loses control
November 13, 2022
Saline, Mich. – A school bus crashed through the side wall of an elementary school in Saline on Sunday. Police say the 69-year-old driver was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition after he crashed a school bus into the side of Harvest Elementary School in Saline on Sunday afternoon. “There’s a bunch of people texting me, have you seen this? It’s a bus that crashed into Harvest. All these pictures start flooding in my phone. I stop by and it’s a bus hanging out of the school,” nearby resident Ben Isaacson recalled. A school bus crashed through the building after the driver lost control. The silver lining, there was Nobody inside the building. The bus driver was also the only one on the bus at the time of the crash. Police believe the driver suffered some kind of medical issue prior to the crash. “I did hear that the driver had a stroke. I really hope the driver is ok. Of course, this is a terrible situation to happen to anybody,” Ben explained.
Man accused of driving into cadets in Whittier area is released as probe continues
November 18, 2022
The man accused o plowing into a group of law enforcement cadets on a training run in South Whittier this week was released from custody late Thursday, November 17, while authorities attempt to build a case against him.
Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, 22, of Diamond Bar was freed at 9:49 p.m., Los Angeles County jail records show. He had been arrested on the day of the collision and was being held on $2 million bail.
Gutierrez’s attorney, Alexandra Kazarian, said Friday that she expects that the investigation will determine that Gutierrez was not criminally liable for the collision.
“He’s a nice kid who had an absolutely tragic accident,” she said.
Gutierrez was released under a Penal Code section that allows authorities to free someone after an arrest without first making a court appearance if there is insufficient evidence to charge him or her.
Generally under Commie California law, once someone has been taken into custody by law enforcement, prosecutors have to charge the suspect within two days, not counting weekends or holidays, or the person must be released.
If authorities can quickly build a case against Gutierrez, he could be re-arrested within hours or days.
“Due to the extreme complexity of the investigation, which includes ongoing interviews, video surveillance review, and additional evidence needed to be analyzed, homicide investigators have released Mr. Gutierrez from the Sheriff’s Department’s custody,” a sheriff’s statement said.
“(Sheriff’s) investigators, along with Commie California Highway Patrol investigators, will continue to pursue all evidence relevant to this matter until a thorough investigation is complete,” it said. “This investigation is ongoing, and there is no additional information available at this time.”
It appears that the Sheriff’s Department made the decision to release Gutierrez, as opposed to the District Attorney’s Office getting the case and then telling investigators they needed more evidence.
“We have been in contact with LASD and CHP since the incident occurred,” the DA’s Office said in a Friday statement. “They advised our office late yesterday that they would not be presenting a case at this time and that they would be releasing the suspect.
“We cannot comment on the evidence in this case as this is an ongoing investigation,” it said.
Sheriff’s officials said that they have evidence but have not revealed it.
“Investigators developed probable cause that the crash was intentional,” Deputy Veronica Fantom, a spokeswoman for the department, said Thursday.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva had told NewsNation: “They (investigators) went through an exhaustive interview process with everyone involved. With video surveillance, statements from recruits, the physical evidence they have, and what they got from the suspect himself, they were able to form the opinion that this was a deliberate act.”
Gutierrez was on his way to work, authorities have said, with the sheriff adding a breathalyzer test showed he had no alcohol in his system.
The collision left five cadets in critical condition, with four others suffering moderate injuries; another 16 had minor injuries. Villanueva has said the most serious injuries included head trauma, broken bones, and “loss of limb.”
As of Thursday evening, two of the injured remained in critical condition, Fantom said, while several recruits were released from the hospital.
Just before the collision, at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the 75-strong class of cadets, most heading to the Sheriff’s Department when they graduate the academy with others going to other Southern Commie California police agencies, were jogging in formation.
Two sheriff’s patrol cars trundled alongside to protect them.
On Mills Avenue, the cadets were in two columns with Gutierrez’s SUV traveling about 20 to 30 miles per hour on the other side of the road, authorities have said.
All of sudden the SUV veered onto the wrong side, they said, hitting the formation, which was in the street, before the SUV went up onto a sidewalk until stopped by a light pole.
Some recruits said the driver kept accelerating after striking the formation before slamming into the pole, a sheriff’s captain said.
Kazarian, Gutierrez’s attorney, said Gutierrez’s father is a retired correctional officer and that he has extended family who work in law enforcement.
“He harbors absolutely no animosity toward law enforcement,” she said. “He’s a good kid who wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, goes to the gym, lives with his parents.”
Kazarian said the Sheriff’s Department searched his home but did not find anything that would explain the collision. She said she didn’t know what the search warrant sought or whether anything was seized.
She also said she doesn’t know why Villanueva first described the collision as an accident and then an intentional act before having to release Gutierrez from custody because there apparently was not enough evidence to charge him.
Kazarian declined to discuss what might have caused the collision or any statements made to her by Gutierrez, adding that “we want to emphasize that Nicholas was on his way to work, and had no drugs or alcohol in his system.”
“Nicholas comes from a proud law enforcement family and the injuries to these recruits is beyond heartbreaking,” Kazarian said in an email.
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