By Katie Dowd, SFGATE Updated 9:44 am PDT, Monday, September 2, 2019 Dozens are missing after a fire on the Truth Aquatics dive boat, "Conception" near Santa Cruz island in Southern California's Channel Islands on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Dozens are missing after a fire on the Truth Aquatics dive boat, "Conception" near Santa Cruz island in Southern California's Channel Islands on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Photo: Ventura County Fire Department Photo: Ventura County Fire Department Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Dozens are missing after a fire on the Truth Aquatics dive boat, "Conception" near Santa Cruz island in Southern California's Channel Islands on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Dozens are missing after a fire on the Truth Aquatics dive boat, "Conception" near Santa Cruz … [Read more...] about What we know about the Santa Cruz Island boat fire disaster
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At least nine people were killed and 27 others were injured when a gunman opened fire in a popular nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday. The suspect, who was also killed, has been identified as 24-year-old Connor Betts, of Bellbrook, Ohio. During a press conference Sunday, authorities released a full list of those killed in the shooting. They include Betts' sister, 22-year-old Megan Betts. She was the youngest person killed.Megan BettsA manager at Megan's former place of work said she never discussed her brother but seemed close with her mother. Daniel Cottrell, manager of the Smokejumper Visitor Center in Missoula, Montana, told The Washington Post that Megan worked there this summer as a tour guide. Cottrell said Megan worked there as an intern through a program run by the Student Conservation Association. He described her as a "very positive person," who was competent and well-liked by her peers. He said she also loved exploring new places, including the "local … [Read more...] about What we know about the Dayton, Ohio shooting victims
The Patriots’ 2019 NFL schedule was released Wednesday during the Celtics and Bruins‘ playoff games and while the Red Sox blew a lead to the Yankees. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady open their Super Bowl LIII title defense on Sept. 8 against the Steelers, and the schedule features high-profile games against the Browns and Chiefs throughout the season. Here is what five experts across the NFL are saying about the Patriots’ 2019 slate of games: Mike Reiss, ESPN.com: Patriots predicted record: 11-5 Reiss noted that this is the fourth consecutive season the Patriots’ bye week comes in a “great spot.” Last season, their bye week was after 10 games; in 2016 and 2017, after eight games. The Patriots’ bye week in 2019 is scheduled for Week 10, in between road games against the Ravens and Eagles in November, coming close to splitting the season evenly in half for the team. A notable moment on the schedule: The Patriots visit the Dolphins in Miami in Week … [Read more...] about What experts are saying about the Patriots’ 2019 schedule
Today marks the first Sunday in several months without any football being played — well, any football that actually matters, that is — as the NFL offseason creeps closer and closer. For the Eagles, there will likely be a lot of changes coming, with key players at key positions being up for new contracts. And that's not even counting former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, who has a mutual option for 2019 but will likely be taking snaps elsewhere next season.With news coming down on Sunday that Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is expected to miss next season while recovering from his broken leg, perhaps there's a chance Washington gets in the mix for Foles, should he hit the open market. While free agency is the most likely next step for Foles, there's still a slim chance the Eagles could trade him, assuming both Foles and the Birds exercise their option. And while that doesn't seem very likely, it's still too soon to rule it out completely. So that's where we'll start in … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: Could the Eagles trade Nick Foles for Leonard Fournette?
It's sad to say it in the middle of an NFL season, just months removed from an Eagles Super Bowl championship, but thinking about spring training is a pretty nice thought right now for Philly sports fans.If you have a few minutes to turn your attention away from the horrid bloodbath that is the Eagles 2018 season, there are a few Phillies news items, rumors and takes floating around right now. Here's a look:Halladay to the Hall?Former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay is eligible for the Hall of Fame for the first time this summer.He's not the only player with Philly ties to be up for the hall. Freddy Garcia, Roy Oswalt, Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco and Michael Young are all newcomers while Curt Schilling, Billy Wagner and Scott Rolen remain on the ballot.The one-year anniversary of his tragic death was earlier this month. Here's what Koy Zdimal remembered on that occasion: To wrap up this remembrance of Halladay I wanted to leave this personal story Halladay which I believe … [Read more...] about What they’re saying about the Phillies: Halladay’s Hall of Fame eligibility and free agent consolation prizes