Military vet helped by Spencer Solves It loses leg after flying off Highway 288 following motorcycle crash
As Christopher Katthage was riding his motorcycle, he suddenly lost control and hit the guard wall on an exit ramp above Highway 288. He was sent flying over the overpass into oncoming traffic, and in the process, his right leg was torn off.
Judge tosses lawsuit from ex-Marine who was jailed in Iran
A judge has thrown out a lawsuit from a former Marine who was jailed in Iran for more than four years and then denied a multimillion-dollar payout from a special U.S. government victims’ fund after an FBI espionage investigation into his travels.
Marine commander fired after deadly assault vehicle accident
A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following an investigation into the sinking of the amphibious assault vehicle that killed nine service members last year. Navy via AP, File)SAN DIEGO – A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday following an investigation into the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle in the ocean off Southern California that killed nine service members last year. Col. Christopher J. Bronzi was relieved of command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit by Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, a statement said. Rudder relieved Bronzi “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command,” the statement said. San Clemente Island, lying about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) northwest of San Diego, is a training ground for the Marine Corps and Navy.
President Trump pardons 15, including Republican allies
He and his allies have discussed a range of other possibilities, including members of Trump's family and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Trump also announced pardons for two people entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Trump has granted about 2% of requested pardons in his single term in office — just 27 before Tuesday's announcement. Bush, another one-term president, granted 10% of requests. Also among those pardoned by Trump was Phil Lyman, a Utah state representative who led an ATV protest through restricted federal lands.
Heartwarming: Soldier surprises parents at Alvin ISD ahead of Thanksgiving
“I told them I wasn’t going to be here for Thanksgiving,” Caden Wulf said. “When I turned and then I saw camouflage ... and then it dawned on me who it was,” Richard Wulf said. Richard Wulf cried in his son’s arms as Alvin ISD captured the moment on video. “I hugged him, and at that point, I lost it,” Richard Wulf told KPRC 2. “Now, this military will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving together as a family,” Caden Wulf said.
Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases
(AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, has implications for colleges, prisons, meatpacking plants and other places that rely on this sort of screening to detect infections and prevent outbreaks. The recruits were tested for coronavirus when they arrived for the military quarantine and 7 and 14 days afterward. Previously, federal officials said a screening project to check temperatures and symptoms at U.S. airports caught fewer than 15 cases out of 675,000 travelers. A separate study published Wednesday in the New England journal reports on an outbreak last spring on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Trump insists he's free of virus, ready for campaign trail
In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. The memo did not declare Trump had tested negative for the virus. Biden's campaign said the nominee again tested negative on Saturday for COVID-19. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. White House officials have declined to answer when Trump last tested negative for the virus before his diagnosis or release detailed information about lung scans taken while Trump was hospitalized.
Trump restarting campaign with White House, Florida events
A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington. Trump will address the Saturday group, expected to be at least several hundred supporters, from the White House balcony. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. The president's White House doctor, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, said that means Trump, who has been surrounded by minimal staffing as he works out of the White House residence and the Oval Office, could return to holding events on Saturday.
The Latest: Harris says Breonna Taylor didn't get justice
Addressing criminal justice reform at Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Harris says a Joe Biden administration would ban chokeholds and require a national registry for police officers who break the law. Vice President Mike Pence was also asked if justice was done in the Taylor case. For several minutes, a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair, not moving as he answered questions about racial injustice and whether justice has been done in the death of Breonna Taylor. The vice presidential debate is much more cordial than last week’s raucous presidential debate with frequent interruptions and outbursts. The campaign reported her results on Wednesday, less than 12 hours before she is scheduled to debate Vice President Mike Pence.
Local man will be part of Blue Angels team flying over Houston area Wednesday
HOUSTON – The Blue Angels are scheduled to soar over Houston Wednesday afternoon with the help of a pilot who already knows the area well. Major Frank Zastoupil, a Marine who joined the Blue Angels team last year, is from Kingwood. RELATED: Here are some of the best places to watch the Blue Angels flyover in Houston“It was very, very exciting to see them fly,” said his mother, Kris Zastoupil. The Blue Angels are set to fly over several cities on Wednesday, including Houston, to pay tribute to healthcare workers, first responders, the military and essential workers. MORE: Here’s the route the Blue Angels will take during their Houston flyover on Wednesday“It's really a salute to all of those frontline COVID first responders,” said father Patrick Zastoupil.