This Week In The News (01/13-01/17)
Hit-and-Run Crash in Long Beach Injures Woman
Thursday, January 16 (NBC Los Angeles) – A hit-and-run crash in Long Beach left a woman in her mid-20s hospitalized in critical condition. According to the Long Beach Police Department, officers responded to an incident at Atlantic Avenue and Third Street at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the victim was laying in the street, unconscious and breathing. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a black or dark blue four-door Honda.
Magic Snap Lakers’ 9-Game Winning Streak in 119-118 Thriller
Wednesday, January 15 (NBC Los Angeles) – On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers’ nine-game winning streak ended as the Orlando Magic scored a 119-118 victory. The game ended with two layups by Markelle Fultz, who scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Aaron Gordon also had 21 points. For the Lakers, LeBron James scored 19 points and a career high of 19 assists; he missed a 3-point shot with 3 seconds left, which would have tied the game. Orlando had a lead of as much as 20 points in the second quarter.
La Habra Cyclist Struck by Vehicle Offers Prayers, Forgiveness for Driver
Tuesday, January 14 (ABC7) – Tom Sovilla, a La Habra cyclist hit by a vehicle seven months ago in Huntington Beach, has offered prayers and forgiveness to the driver who struck him, who said he has been able to heal emotionally thanks to the victim’s kindness. Sovilla contributed his forgiveness to being a Christian and that “forgiveness is a big part about your own mental and physical health.” He also noted that “…cyclists out there need to pay more attention to what they’re doing.” Doctors say they are happy with his progress as Sovilla is now using an indoor training bike, but still requires about a year of physical therapy.
Customers Who Bought Infants’ Tylenol in Past 5 Years Could Be Eligible for Part of $6.3M Settlement
Monday, January 13 (KTLA) – People who bought Infants’ Tylenol between October 3, 2014 and January 6, 2020 may be eligible to claim part of a $6.3 million settlement. In a class action lawsuit, plaintiffs claim the packaging is misleading because it deceived customers into thinking it was formulated for babies when it has the same concentration of acetaminophen as Children’s Tylenol. The lawsuit claims parents overpaid for the product. Up to seven bottles, or $15.05, may be claimed without a proof of purchase; with proof of purchase, an unlimited number may be claimed. Johnson & Johnson denies any allegations of deception.
Teen Girl Fatally Hit on Sacramento Freeway While Trying to Help ‘Very Distraught’ Friend: CHP
Thursday, January 16 (KTLA 5) – A teenage girl was killed after being hit by a car on a Sacramento freeway on Wednesday night. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the girl was trying to help another teenage girl, who was “very distraught” after leaving the Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home. A CHP spokesman said the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, also lived at the youth home.
Senators Swear to Render ‘Impartial Justice’ in Impeachment Trial
Thursday, January 16 (NPR) – The Senate took the first steps on Thursday to prepare for the impeachment trial of President Trump. Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the trial, was sworn in by Senate President pro tempore Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Roberts called on the senators to render “impartial justice” and swore them in to act as jurors. During the trial, they’ll be required to remain seated, refrain from talking to one another during arguments, and leave their cellphones in their cloakrooms.
Toyota Recalls 700k Vehicles Over Fuel Pump Failures, Crash Risk
Tuesday, January 14 (Fox 5 San Diego) – Toyota has announced the recall of nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to the risk of fuel pump failure, which can cause engines to stall and the vehicles to crash. The recall covers 2018 and 2019 Lexus vehicles including LS 500, LC 500, RC 350/300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350 models. Certain Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, and Tundra models are also included, as are some Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, and Tacoma models. The recall also affects some 2019 Avalon and Corolla vehicles.
Motorcyclist Killed While Lane Splitting at Rush Hour
Tuesday, January 14 (Fox 5 San Diego) – A 31-year-old Lemon Grove man was fatally injured Tuesday when his motorcycle crashed into several cars on state Route 125 in La Mesa. The motorcyclist was splitting lanes on a congested stretch of road, causing his 2013 Suzuki GW250 to sideswipe a 2012 Dodge Challenger shortly before 7:30 a.m. and then rear-end a 2014 Toyota Corolla before crashing to the ground. Although he was wearing a helmet, the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries after being transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.