Surfside condo collapse: Judge approves billion-dollar settlement 1 year after 98 people were killed

CNN — On the eve of the one-year anniversary of a catastrophic condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, a judge approved an approximately $1 billion settlement for those impacted by the disaster that killed 98 people, an attorney for the plaintiffs confirmed Thursday. The judge’s decision finalizes an attempted settlement that was reached last month between … Read more

Texas school shooting: Uvalde school police chief is suspended after weeks of brewing anger over botched response to gunman

CNN — For weeks, the heartbroken families of children massacred in an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school have been calling for accountability over the delayed police action in tackling the gunman. On Tuesday, the top Texas official in charge of the investigation described the response as an “abject failure.” At the center of the furor has … Read more

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

PIERRE, SD (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal accident, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. Ravnsborg, a first-term Republican who only recently announced … Read more

Building collapse after fire kills 1 firefighter; 5 injured

PHILADELPHIA– A building caught fire and later collapsed in Philadelphia, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, two critically, after all became trapped early Saturday, authorities said. The fire was reported just before 2 am Saturday in the building in north Philadelphia, eight occupants were safely evacuated and the fire had been declared under … Read more

Philadelphia firefighter killed in building collapse; 5 other people rescued

CNN — [Breaking news update, 8:05 a.m. ET] A Philadelphia firefighter has died Saturday morning in the collapse of a building following a fire, a city fire official said. Five others who were trapped – four firefighters and a licensing and inspections worker – were rescued from the collapse, 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy … Read more

Uvalde school shooting: School police chief says he didn’t keep officers from breaching massacre scene and didn’t consider himself the commander, report says

CNN  —  In his first extensive public comments about his actions during last month’s Texas school massacre, the Uvalde school police chief has contradicted previous narratives about his role, telling the Texas Tribune that he didn’t consider himself the incident commander and did not instruct officers to refrain from breaching the scene. Chief Pedro “Pete” … Read more

A man trying to enter an Alabama elementary school is shot and killed by a school resource officer

CNN — A man was shot and killed by a police officer outside of an Alabama elementary school Thursday afternoon after an altercation with a school resource officer, Etowah County Sheriff Jonathan Horton said during a news conference. At least 34 students were inside Walnut Park Elementary School when the man tried to get inside, … Read more

Tropical Storm Alex forms in the Atlantic after the system drenched South Florida with flooding rain

CNN — Tropical Storm Alex formed early Sunday after bringing heavy rain and flooding to South Florida a day prior, becoming the first named storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Alex was moving away from the Bahamas and toward Bermuda Sunday morning with sustained winds of 50 mph. Monday, the storm expected to pass … Read more

Texas school shooting: A dying Uvalde teacher was on the phone with her husband — a school police officer whose boss decided not to enter her classroom, report says

CNN — In the 77 minutes of bloodshed at a Texas elementary school, teacher Eva Mireles spent some of her final breaths on the phone with her husband, telling him she was dying, a Uvalde County official told The New York Times. But her husband – school district police officer Ruben Ruiz – wasn’t able … Read more

Angeles Equity Partners Invests in Agile Occupational Medicine | Business & Finance

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 11, 2022– Agile Occupational Medicine (“Agile”), a California-based owner and operator of occupational healthcare clinics, today announced an investment and capital commitment from Angeles Equity Partners, LLC (“Angeles”), a private investment firm focused on value creation through operational transformation. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Agile owns and manages … Read more