Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

14 hurt in crash at N.J. military base

New Jersey

Fourteen hurt in crash at military base

The U.S. Air Force says a bus and a private vehicle have collided at a New Jersey military base, injuring 14 service members. Authorities say in a news release that the crash happened Saturday afternoon at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Service members in both the bus and vehicle were injured. Two of the injured were in serious but stable condition. They were treated at hospitals and have since been released. Twelve others were in stable condition. They were treated at the scene and taken to hospitals.

virginia

Marines identify gunman, 2 victims

Military officials say a Marine who shot two of his colleagues to death and then killed himself at a Virginia base was a tactics instructor who joined the corps seven years ago. The Marines said Saturday that 25-year-old Sgt. Eusebio Lopez gunned down 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata and 23-year-old Cpl. Jacob Wooley on Thursday in barracks at the Quantico base. Lopez, of Pacifica, Calif., was a teacher at a school that tests Marines who want to become officers. Castromata, of Oakley, Calif., was a warehouse clerk for the school. Wooley, of Guntown, Miss., was a field radio operator and also worked with the school.

moscow

Russian oligarch Berezovsky dies

Boris A. Berezovsky, once the richest and most powerful of the so-called oligarchs who dominated post-Soviet Russia, and a close ally of Boris N. Yeltsin who helped install Vladimir V. Putin as president, died Saturday. Berezovsky was 67 and lived near London since exiling himself after a bitter falling-out with the Kremlin.

Texas

Dell likely to get more takeover bids

Michael Dell may face some competition in his effort to take over the computer maker he founded. The Wall Street Journal reported on its website Saturday that buyout specialist Blackstone Group and activist investor Carl Icahn have both notified a special committee of Dell Inc.'s board that they are working on bids for the company. Michael Dell and a group of investors announced their bid, valued at $24.4 billion, in early February. Icahn and other investors have criticized the $13.65 a share offer as being too low.

Mexico

14 killed in two Mexican states

Authorities say the bodies of seven men were found in plastic chairs placed along the side of a street in the drug-plagued Mexican state of Michoacan, while another seven people, including three federal agents, were killed in neighboring Guerrero. Both states on Mexico's western coast have seen a surge of violence in recent years attributed to drug cartels.

Los Angeles

Fitness legend Weider dies at 93

Joe Weider, a legendary figure in bodybuilding who helped popularize the sport worldwide and played a key role in introducing a charismatic young weightlifter named Arnold Schwarzenegger to the world, died Saturday. He was 93. Weider's publicist, Charlotte Parker, told the Associated Press that the bodybuilder, publisher and promoter died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Weider created one of bodybuilding's pre-eminent events, the Mr. Olympia competition, in 1965.

Times wires

Comments

Lottery resultsNumbers drawn after 9 p.m. are no longer available by our deadlines. For results, please go to tampabay.com/lottery.Pick 2, 3, 4, 5Thurs., May 24, midday:173952098e_SRit83991Thurs., May 24, evening:146065414e_SRit29962Mega MillionsToda...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
Deputies: Newborn baby found abandoned in north Tampa

Deputies: Newborn baby found abandoned in north Tampa

TAMPA — Someone abandoned a newborn baby in the University area on Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.A passerby found the baby near the intersection of N 18th Street and E 143rd Avenue at about 5:30 p.m., deputies said.T...
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Eckerd College student who fell before graduation has died

Eckerd College student who fell before graduation has died

ST. PETERSBURG — An Eckerd College student who was critically injured last weekend during an accidental fall on campus shortly before she was to graduate died today, the school announced.Rebecca Ryan "Becca" Lavin-Burgher would have graduated with a ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Police: Toddler injured in Bayshore racing incident has died

Police: Toddler injured in Bayshore racing incident has died

TAMPA — The 21-month-old toddler who was critically injured Wednesday when she and her mother were struck by a car racing on Bayshore Boulevard has died.The child, Lillia Raubenolt, was pronounced dead at the hospital on Thursday, police said.PREVIOU...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bayshore race claims two lives: child dies day after mother’s death

Bayshore race claims two lives: child dies day after mother’s death

TAMPA — Jessica Raubenolt seized on the sunshine and blue sky at midday Wednesday to take her daughter out in the stroller for a walk along scenic Bayshore Boulevard. Visiting from Ohio, the family had been cursed by rain all week.At the same time, C...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Fight off the frustration, Lightning, and don’t panic

Fight off the frustration, Lightning, and don’t panic

TAMPA — Don't change a thing.Don't blow it up. Don't fire anyone. Don't overreact.Thursday was not an easy day in Lightning Land. It was the day after the end of a season that ended much too soon. It was a day when bags were packed, questions w...
Updated: 1 hour ago
One day after fatal accident, Tampa moves to lower speed limit on Bayshore Blvd

One day after fatal accident, Tampa moves to lower speed limit on Bayshore Blvd

TAMPA — City officials announced Thursday they are reducing the speed limit on Bayshore Boulevard, one day after a mother and her 21-month-old daughter were struck and fatally injured by a speeding car as they crossed the street.Starting today , city...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bucs’ Ali Marpet: NFL flip-flopping on anthem policy ‘a little bit odd’

Bucs’ Ali Marpet: NFL flip-flopping on anthem policy ‘a little bit odd’

TAMPA — This much is clear: the National Football League is focused on getting rid of kneeling players.That was the league's announcement Wednesday that requires players to stand during the national anthem or become subject to their team being ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
In the Caribbean, a storm is brewing that could wash out Memorial Day

In the Caribbean, a storm is brewing that could wash out Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday that draws people outside. It was created to honor those who have died while serving in the nation’s armed forces and also marks the unofficial start of summer.This year, though, the family cookouts, beach excursions and roa...
Updated: 2 hours ago
When will the Lightning run out of wait-til-next-years?

When will the Lightning run out of wait-til-next-years?

TAMPA — Disbelief will eventually give way to acceptance.The Lightning isn't there yet.It isn't there yet in a lot of ways.Will it ever be?Just wondering.Really, what guarantees are there?Late Wednesday night, Washington Capitals captain A...
Updated: 2 hours ago