Chicago Blackhawks propose hiring a mediator as they start talks to reach a ‘fair and equitable’ settlement with former prospect Kyle Beach
The Chicago Blackhawks are set to meet with Kyle Beach’s attorney Tuesday afternoon to begin settlement talks, according to a letter obtained by the Tribune.chicagotribune.com
NHL Commissioner meets with Kyle Beach, offers league's help
Canucks Kraken Hockey NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Seattle. Susan Loggans, an attorney representing Beach in a lawsuit against the team, said Bettman expressed his “sincere regret” over what Beach had experienced. He also offered the NHL's help with psychological services and anything else that the league had available. Beach, 31, also is slated to meet with Donald Fehr, the leader of the NHL players’ association, on Saturday in a separate video conference call. According to the Blackhawks' report, Fehr was contacted twice about allegations connected to Aldrich, including by a Beach confidant.wftv.com
NHL Commissioner meets with Kyle Beach, offers league's help
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has talked to Kyle Beach about what the league can do to better protect its players after Beach said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach in 2010 and his allegations were largely ignored by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Joel Quenneville steps down as Florida Panthers coach amid sex assault scandal
Coach resigns: Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville was behind the bench when the team faced Boston on Wednesday night. The Florida Panthers announced today that Head Coach Joel Quenneville has resigned from his role with the club. An interim head coach announcement will be forthcoming.https://t.co/h6Bv3OVdFk — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) October 29, 2021Assistant coach Andrew Brunette will take over as interim coach, an NHL source told ESPN. The Sun-Sentinel also confirmed that Brunette, who has never been a head coach in the NHL, will take over the team. No one should ever have to endure what Kyle Beach experienced during, and long after, his time in Chicago.wftv.com
GLIMPSES: At Olympic beaches, surf's definitely up
The storm is a major win for competitive surfing, given that Tsurigasaki Beach is not generally known for powerful waves, according to Olympic surfing forecaster Kurt Korte. The beach is popular for surfing in Japan — but is hardly a world class location like Hawaii or Tahiti. Surfers again had powerful waves from the storm but were gifted Tuesday with rain that tamed the winds — as ideal a forecast as could be expected this time of year for this beach. The three layers — competitor on surfboard, foamy waves and background water — are brought out in even more stark relief, adding to the drama. ___More AP Olympic coverage: https://www.apnews.com/OlympicGames and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
High fire danger, dangerous ocean conditions continue Saturday
The wind will continue to be gusty Saturday which will help fuel an elevated wildfire risk. Any fires that start will spread easily. The breeze off of the ocean will help to create a few stray showers, mainly along the coast, but most of Central Florida will be dry with a mix of clouds and sun.
Windy Saturday, dangerous beach weekend coming to Central Florida
The wind will be the lone hiccup inland to an otherwise comfortable Saturday. Highs Saturday climb into the low-to-mid 80s with afternoon clouds building. Along the coast, a few coastal showers will be possible with the breeze off of the Atlantic.
Spring break visitors starting to return to Brevard, but not in pre-pandemic numbers
It’s almost like pre-pandemic spring break, says Thompson. Another sign that spring break tourism is rebounding is the passenger figures at Orlando International Airport, traditionally one of the nation’s busiest airports during spring break. AdSoft national numbersNationally, however, spring break tourism demand remains soft. Despite the nationwide progress on COVID-19 vaccines, spring break travel intentions actually appear to be dropping. The 12.4% who plan to travel for spring break is down from 16% the week prior, the poll by Destination Analysts found.
Cool drone video shows blacktip shark migration off Singer Island
SINGER ISLAND, Fla. – You know sharks are always in the water off Florida beaches, but sometimes you might not know just how many are out there. Paul Dabill was out flying his drone on Wednesday and spotted what no beachgoer wants to hear: sharks. [TRENDING: Where school staff, child care workers can get the vaccine | 80th annual Daytona Beach Bike Week starts | When could Orange County could lift its mask mandate]AdJust off the coast of Singer Island in Palm Beach County, hundreds of blacktip sharks can be seen from the drone. According to Dabill, they were migrating blacktip sharks. Hopefully, you won’t think about this video the next time you go take a dip at a Florida beach.
Near-record warmth returns to Central Florida this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – This will no doubt be the best beach weekend of 2021 so far weather wise, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. The rip current threat along the east coast beaches will be high through Saturday afternoon. The unseasonably warm air sticks around through Monday before slightly cooler air returns Tuesday behind a cold front. High rip current threat SaturdayThere will be a high rip current threat SaturdayThere will be a high rip current threat at the east coast beaches Saturday. Here are some tips of what to look out for and how to escape a rip current.
Beach warning flags: What does each color mean?
Orlando, FLA. – The sun is shining, the weather is warming up which means many people will be heading to our local area beaches to enjoy time outside. We all know you need to pack water for hydration, and several forms of sun protection when heading to the beach but knowing the potential threat beneath the surface is also key to having a safe beach day. When you first arrive at the beach, take a moment to check on which colored flag is waving. These hazard flags can usually be found around the beach entrance or lifeguard stations. Beach Warning Flag Legend:
Chicago firefighter charged with attempting to kill wife
Ramirez’s lawyer, Steven Decker, acknowledged his client’s wife was the alleged victim but said his client was acting in self-defense, and that Beach’s no-bond decision was not proportionate to the allegations. Decker said that ruling will be challenged on Ramirez’s next court date March 9.chicagotribune.com
Warmer weekend before another blast of cold Monday
Highs climb into the low 70s with the help of sunshine and a light southeasterly breeze. Temperatures warm up Sunday ahead of a strong cold front early Monday morning. Next cold front arrives SundayHigh temperatures for Monday will occur in the morning with afternoon temperatures staying in the low 60s. The coldest morning of the bunch looks to occur Wednesday before a big warming trend by the end of the week. The rip current threat will be high and the surf will be rough enhancing that rip current threat.
Bloody pillow and knife found in Washington Park apartment of man charged with assaulting woman and dragging her to vacant lot
From the video, it appears Williams “might have actually been alive” as her limp body was pulled from the apartment, prosecutors said. Brown was seen kicking her as he knelt over her body in the lot.chicagotribune.com
The Latest: Ohio State women's basketball pauses
17 Ohio State women’s basketball team canceled Saturday’s game against Iowa because of a spike in positive COVID-19 tests in the Buckeyes program. The status of Ohio’s State road game against Maryland on Dec. 23 is still to be determined. ___Saint Louis and North Carolina State have agreed to meet Thursday in St. Louis as part of a two-game men’s basketball series. The Beach didn’t open its season until Dec. 4 and six of its seven games scheduled this month are road games. USC postponed its Pac-12 opener at home against Stanford over the weekend when it first reported the positive COVID-19 test.
2 Milwaukee women charged with drugging men in River North bars and robbing them, netting $85,000 in cash and valuables
Neither woman had a significant criminal history and both are mothers of young children, according to their attorneys. But Beach said drugging a person without their knowledge or consent was “an act of violence,” and set bail at $55,000 for Trammell and $45,000 for Rainey. Both are barred from having contact with the victims, and Trammell was barred from returning to Wisconsin during the case.chicagotribune.com
Dangerous weekend at the beach, scattered showers developing
Winds will increase behind the front creating dangerous beach and boating conditions and the possibility of coastal flooding this weekend. Future radarA lot of Central Florida will be dry for the weekend, but showers will develop at times, mainly along the coast. Beach Forecast:Dangerous beach and boating conditions develop this weekend. Rip Current Risk: HighWave Height: 4-6′Coastal Flooding: PossibleUse caution this weekend at the beach, especially late Saturday into Sunday as wave heights will gradually increase over the weekend. Coastal flooding occurs when the ocean is “pushed” further inland than normal, rather than from rain.
12’ waves possible at East Coast beaches Sunday, Monday
Teddy will be pushing the ocean right into the coast which could lead to coastal flooding and beach erosion. Coastal flood watches and warning go into effect Saturday eveningA coastal flood warning goes into effect Saturday evening for coastal Flagler county. This means that coastal flooding is possible in these areas. Pay extra close attention if you live in an area prone to coastal flooding. Coastal flooding occurs from rising ocean water being forced inland by a storm rather than from heavy rain.
Air quality remains unhealthy for sensitive groups, feeling like 105 degrees Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s all about the dust lately and that dust continues to be problematic for those with allergies or health conditions. The air quality will be poor through the weekend and those in the sensitive group category should limit their time outdoors. High temperatures top out in the mid 90s Saturday with a feels like temperature around 105 degrees. Tropical update:No new development is expected by the National Hurricane Center, but a few tropical waves worth watching are moving off of Africa. No new development is expected by the National Hurricane Center over the next few days, but there are several tropical waves moving off of Africa that bear watching.
New Smyrna Beach closed at 10:30 a.m. due to capacity
New Smyrna Beach was closed to capacity at 10:30 a.m. Sunday due to huge crowds, according to Volusia County Beach Safety. It was a popular day at the beach, and officials said that due to the beach being at capacity it had to be closed until more sports started to open up. Volusia County Beach Safety said they flew the red flag today and they rescued about 70 people from the ocean on Sunday.
Flooding possible in Marion County with isolated storms across Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – A lot of Central Florida will be dry Saturday, but a few storms are expected to develop later in the day. While storms Saturday afternoon will be isolated in nature, the rain will be heavy in any storm that gets going. Parts of Marion County received up to 3 inches of rain Friday night and as a result, Marion County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 10 p.m. Saturday. Every weekend in hurricane season, look here for the latest on the tropics. After a fast start to the Atlantic season, things look to quiet down through the middle of June.
‘Couldn’t wait:’ Beach goers flock to Volusia County beaches after COVID-19 restrictions lifted
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Beachgoers came out to enjoy the sand and the surf on the first day Volusia County officials lifted certain requirements on county beaches due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several beachgoers were out at Daytona Beach enjoying the first day the shorelines reopened after the county closed certain activities due to the coronavirus. Volusia County Beach"Everyone is following the rules. Volusia County Beach Patrol said they are limiting the number of off-beach parking spots to help with social distancing. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said it is up to the community to do their part and take responsibility while they're at the beach.
Prepare for a dangerous weekend at Florida’s East Coast beaches
ORLANDO, Fla. – Behind the cold front that has drastically dropped temperatures across all of Central Florida Friday, the wind associated with the front continues churning up the Atlantic. It is advised not to enter the ocean through the weekend as the surf and rip current threat will be extremely high. A high surf advisory is in effect through at least Sunday morning. Small craft advisoryFor boaters, a small craft advisory is in effect through Sunday morning. Wave heights off the coast of Florida are expected to be in the 10 to 15 foot range.