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At Least 1 Killed In Possible Wrong-Way Crash In San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — A three-car wrong-way crash has left at least one person dead in the Inland Empire.

The crash unfolded on the southbound Route 259 transition as it merged to the eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino.

The crash was reported just after 2 a.m. Sunday as a possible wrong-way driver heading southbound in the northbound lanes of the transition, colliding head-on with another vehicle. A third vehicle then hit and ran into the same collision.

One person was taken to the hospital and at least one person was killed.

The crash is under investigation.

Inside So Cal – 9/19 Wrap-Up

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Man To Be Extradited To Long Beach To Face Murder Charges In Killings Of 2 Over Parking

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A man who stands accused of killing a couple over a parking spot is expected to be extradited from Iowa to Long Beach to face murder charges.

The victims were shot to death on Park Circle across from Drake Park two weeks ago.

The suspect, identified by authorities as Joshua Wells, was taken into custody Thursday near a relative’s home in central Iowa.

Wells was arrested by police with help from the U.S. Marshals Service. His bail has been set at $6 million.

The 29-year-old is accused of killing 44-year-old Maricela Honorato and 39-year-old Juan Guizar-Gutierrez. Their families say the couple had just returned from a fishing trip when they were shot during an argument over that parking spot.

“The altercations are still being investigated so there are some things we don’t know yet,” said Chief Robert Luna of the Long Beach Police Department.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop While Cases Remain On The Rise In LA County

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County continued to drop over the weekend.

About 1,125 people were currently hospitalized for the coronavirus, which was 90 people less from last week.

The county also reported 2,130 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday and 29 more deaths.

Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin’ Donuts For Being Deaf

ENCINO (CBSLA) – A North Hollywood woman said she was refused service last Friday at an Encino area Dunkin’ Donuts because she’s deaf.

Not long after, Shannon Heroux posted a tearful TikTok video about the incident, which has garnered nearly 2 million likes in the week that it’s been on the social media platform.

“I couldn’t hear anything. I wear a cochlear implant, but I didn’t have it on at that time. I’ve never been refused service and it hurts,” Heroux said in her post.

Heroux said she asked the cashier and the manager to lower their masks so she could read their lips or write down what they were saying, but they refused.

“He didn’t believe me. You could see it in his body language,” Heroux said. “I kept saying, ‘Write it down,’ once or twice, and then he just kept talking with his mask on. And then befroe I know it, I said, ‘Are you going to take my order?’ and he said no, or he shook his head no.”

Heroux, who drives for Uber, said even a week later she’s still trying to process the event and that the pain of that day hasn’t subsided.

“Just utter confusion and just heartbroken,” she said.

For people like Heroux, who read lips in order to communicate with others, the pandemic has been a struggle of a different kind.

“The whole time, from the moment we went to our first shopping experience with the mask mandated, I had to have my partner by my side,” she said, but added that she’s been able to manage by asking clerks and service staff to help her.

Heroux said that the unwillingness of the staff at this Dunkin’ Donuts to help her was stunning, hurtful and discriminatory.

“I wanna know, like, what is this manager like to other people and why would he do that,” she said. “No deaf person deserves that, you know. It’s an invisible disability. We shouldn’t be judged like that, even if we speak or don’t speak. It doesn’t matter.”

Heroux is scheduled to meet with the owner of the Encino Dunkin’ Donuts on Sunday. The national Dunkin’ Donuts team has already apologized for the incident.

Kaprielian, A’s Beat Angels 3-1 To Keep Pace For Wild Card

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Kaprielian pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Matt Olson hit his 36th home run and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 Saturday night.

The A’s have won four consecutive games and seven of 10 in their race for the second AL wild card. They’re two games back of Toronto for the final postseason spot, with the Yankees also in the way.

Kaprielian (8-5) retired 18 of his 20 batters. He struck out five and walked none. He had been moved to the bullpen and didn’t find out he would be starting Saturday until after he’d played catch Friday.

“My mentality is the same, it didn’t really change anything,” Kaprielian said of pitching in relief or starting roles. “I probably threw more than I wanted yesterday because I didn’t know until after I played catch. At the end of the year, whatever (manager Bob Melvin) asks me to do, I’ll do. I just want to help this team win.”

The A’s scored three runs in the first inning to give Kaprielian an early cushion. Los Angeles’ Jose Rojas singled in the third and Jack Mayfield hit a double in the sixth. Other than those two hits, Kaprielian was in complete control.

Andrew Chafin earned his fifth save despite a shaky ninth. Chafin loaded the bases before second baseman Josh Harrison made an incredible leaping catch in the web of his glove for the final out.

“A guy we traded for going up and making that play, it’s big time,” Kaprielian said. “Winner’s win.”

Kaprielian rebounded after struggling his previous four starts in which he was he was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA.

Jose Suarez (7-8) had a rough start with a three-run first — all on two outs — before settling down. He gave up six hits and struck out two in 5 2/3 innings.

Joe Maddon stopped him on the mound when he went to take him out of the game with a message.

“I told him, ‘Listen, you didn’t have your best everything but you got deep in this game and that’s a really good sign,”’ Maddon said. “I wanted him to take that away from his appearance.

Here’s a kid that pitched almost six innings against a really good ball club, did it based on a lot of guile and guts and the fact he’s turning into a big-league pitcher.”

In the seventh inning, there was a disputed call on the second out of what was ruled a double play. Reliever Deolis Guerra dived to the ground after he caught the ball and tagged first, and then the ball came out of his glove. The call was challenged and overturned for what was deemed not having control of the ball, even though he already appeared to have recorded the out.

When Melvin came out to argue, he got ejected, his fourth of the season.

Guerra and teammates, who were already celebrating the play in the dugout, had to come back out. Rojas singled in a run for the Angels’ first of the game, but Guerra got Max Stassi to strike out looking for the final out of the inning.

Kaprielian made his 21st start of the season, which is the most by an A’s rookie since 2017 when Jharel Cotton made 24 starts.

Shohei Ohtani was 2 for 4 with a run, and Rojas had two hits.

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Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) – An investigation into illegal marijuana grow operations in San Bernardino lead to the the seizure of nearly 30,000 marijuana plants.

According to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the bust totals about 6,000 pounds of processed cannabis.

Investigators closed down 130 illegal greenhouses in several cities, including Chino Hills, Fontana and others over the course of one week.

Police said 31 people were arrested and are now facing charges of cultivation of cannabis over six plants and possession for sale of marijuana.

COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to drop in Los Angeles County.

The LA County Department of Public Health on Saturday reported that 1,125 people are hospitalized for the coronavirus, a decrease of close to 100 people from last week’s reporting.

Officials also reported 2,130 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 additional deaths.

SpaceX Inspiration4, With All-Civilian Crew, Splashed Down In Atlantic Ocean Saturday After Historic 3 Day Mission

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An all-civilian, amateur crew of astronauts on SpaceX’s Inspiration4 wrapped up their historic three day mission Saturday and returned with an automated plunge back to Earth, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Canaveral.

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The crew members, mission commander Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor, were the first ever to circle the earth without the presence of a professional astronaut.

Isaacman, the billionaire who paid for the trip and brought three guests, wanted to show that ordinary people could rocket into orbit by themselves.

Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 1 Of 13 Service Members Killed In Kabul Suicide Bomb Attack, Memorialized At Riverside Church

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – Members of the Honor Guard on Saturday escorted the body of Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, one of the 13 service members killed in the August suicide bombing attack outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, to Harvest Christian Fellowship for a memorial service.

The song “Days of Elijah,” one Nikoui’s favorites during his time at Camp Pendleton played.

The 20-year-old Marine was remember for his love of God, his family and a passion for serving his country.

“Kareem wasn’t just a Marine,” his sister, Shyler Chappell said. “He was a great uncle who spoiled our niece and nephew with more than just gifts, but with so much love and attention. He was a great brother, who would come into my room and very loudly sing the song I was listening to.”

Yvette Nikoui-Smith, the fallen heroes aunt, spoke of his deep faith.

“As upsetting and heartbreaking as it is, and yes, it’s completely unfair he was taken, I’m so proud Kareem gave his life to Christ. And in our many conversations when he FaceTimed me, he let me know that he knew exactly where he’d go,” she said.

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Loved said the young Norco native who always dreamed of serving his country, spent his last moments on earth saving families, putting others first and paying the ultimate sacrifice.

“He successfully got three families to safety that day in the midst of the chaos, then went back for a small child when the bomb blast went off and the senseless act of evil took his life and many others,” said Pastor Phil Wozniak.

A slideshow of photographs from Nikoui’s life showed the smiles, memories and he love he shared with his family, which was a bond that his father, Steve Nikoui, chose to speak about.

“Fathers have altercations with their sons all the time and they’re not able to repair those sometimes. We never had that. We shared things,” he said.

Nikoui, along with the 12 other fallen service men and women who perished in the bombing, will be posthumously awarded Purple Hearts for their service.