Listen Local Everything you need to know about the SF election

first_imgEmail Address 0% On Thursday, Mission Local’s Charlotte Silver sat down with our editor Joe Eskenazi to discuss Tuesday’s election. We still don’t know who San Francisco’s next mayor will be — but there’s a lot we do know. We talked about what kind of power the mayor wields, why it looks like the biggest spenders failed in this election, and what we (the media and you) should be paying more attention to.Have a listen. Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter Tags: Elections • ListenLocal • Mark Leno Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

One man injured in shooting at 16th and Shotwell

first_img Email Address Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter One man sustained life-threating injuries in a shooting that took place Tuesday at 7:25 p.m. at the intersection of 16th and Shotwell streets, according to witnesses.The man was conscious immediately following the incident, asking bystanders to call 911 and screaming that he had been shot in the back.Witnesses said the victim, who was driving a green Saturn sedan and appeared to be in his mid-20s to early 30s, was on Shotwell and heading south across 16th Street when six to eight gunshots erupted from another car driving west on 16th Street. After the gunfire hit the victim in his car, they said, he reversed back into Shotwell from the middle of the intersection.Meanwhile, the suspect’s car drove off at a normal speed continuing west on 16th Street, they said.center_img “It was so fast,” said a woman named Faith.She approached the victim who was sitting in the car and asked if he was okay. She noticed that he had he had a bullet wound on the left side of his back, near his rib cage. “It was just a dot,” she said. “But when he lifted his shirt there was more blood.”She also remembers him saying that he did not know who shot him.“He seemed surprised that he was shot,” said Eileen Shields, who was walking on 16th Street during the incident. “Like (he) was trying to make as much sense of it as we were.”At around 7:30 p.m., bystanders had converged on the man’s car, trying to help the victim, some yelling “turn off the car!” and “Sit up!”Shortly afterward, around eight police cars and an ambulance converged on the scene. The man was taken to the hospital. last_img read more

ROYCE Simmons has named is 19man squad ahead of F

first_imgROYCE Simmons has named is 19-man squad ahead of Friday’s Super League clash with Warrington Wolves.James Graham returns to the squad but Shaun Magennis misses out with a wrist injury.Leon Pryce is still sidelined with a groin problem.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 7. Kyle Eastmond, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Scott Moore, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 16. Paul Clough, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 28. Tom Makinson.Tony Smith, Warrington’s Head Coach, will choose from:1. Brett Hodgson, 2. Chris Riley, 5. Joel Monaghan, 6. Lee Briers, 7. Richie Myler, 8. Adrian Morley, 9. Michael Monaghan, 10. Garreth Carvell, 11. Louis Anderson, 12. Ben Westwood, 13. Ben Harrison, 14. Mickey Higham, 16. Paul Wood, 19. Lee Mitchell, 20. Matty Blythe, 21. Tyrone McCarthy, 23. Ryan Atkins, 24. Rhys Evans, 26. David Solomona.The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Phil Bentham.Although the East Stand has sold out, there are limited tickets available in both the North and South Stands. You can buy them at the Saints Ticket Office in the Church Square Shopping Centre or by logging on to www.saintssuperstore.comIf you can’t make the game it will be covered extensively in the new look Match Centre as well as on Saints’ Official Twitter and Facebook sites.Technical difficulties have prevented the Centre working but they have been ironed out and the service is good to go.You can also listen by tuning in at 102.4 fm or by logging on to www.wishfm.netlast_img read more

JORDAN Turner is hoping to change the record when

first_imgJORDAN Turner is hoping to change the record when Saints take on Hull KR this Friday.Keiron Cunningham’s men head to the KC Lightstream Stadium seeking their first win over there since 2008 – and their first in the league since 2007.“Records don’t mean anything, they are there to be changed,” he said. “It is another pitch at the end of the day. Those records are the furthest thing from our minds.“Hull KR are a tough side. They attack really well and have good players such as Albert Kelly and a few others.“As with all the games in the early rounds you have to expect the unexpected. You need to be 100 per cent on what you do best. And we are going there focused.”Jordan played centre at the weekend – after appearing at standoff the week previous.It’s a dual role he is happy with.“I feel equally at home in both positions and to be fair I’m not bothered which one I play in. Things didn’t go according to plan at Salford but at Huddersfield I thought me and Walshy combined really well.“If I am at stand-off again then I will give it my all.”Tickets for the games against Castleford, Wakefield and Wigan (ALL TICKET) are now on sale.You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

AIR Factory Trampoline Park has agreed a deal with

first_imgAIR Factory Trampoline Park has agreed a deal with the Saints to not only sponsor powerful prop forward Kyle Amor but also have prominent recognition at the Totally Wicked Stadium.The family attraction in St Helens has become an Official Club Partner of the Saints and will have a considerable advertising presence within the East Stand.Bin Chen, owner of Air Factory, said: “We are incredibly proud to be associated with both Saints and Kyle, one of the club’s finest players.“Our close sponsorship and support of St Helens rugby shows our commitment to building strong ties with the town and its community.“We’re really looking forward to the rest of the season and being a vocal member of the club’s support.”Kyle Amor added: “I’d like to thank all at Air Factory for their sponsorship and support this season and I look forward to working closely with the trampoline park going forward.“I’ve already visited the Park and the kids love it! I’d recommend that you get yourself down there and enjoy the fun.”As part of the sponsorship deal Air Factory will contribute to Saints’ matchday entertainment in the Family Zone during the season.Dave Hutchinson, General Manager at Saints, added: “It is great to have Air Factory as one of our Official Partners. They bring to the club a fun, energetic, family oriented opportunity for all our fans to get involved in.“In addition to the advertising we are very grateful for their support in sponsoring Kyle Amor, who, being a family man, complements the ethos of Air Factory.“So get yourself down there, but mind you don’t “bump into” Kyle, we need him to do his bouncing into the opposition on the pitch!”last_img read more

Morgan Knowles saw red for a tackle on Thibaud Mar

first_imgMorgan Knowles saw red for a tackle on Thibaud Margalet in the second half but a try from Adam Swift, alongside a cooly taken one-pointer from the maturing Danny Richardson, saw them home.Saints were full value for their 12-0 half time lead thanks to their goal line defence which was nothing short of sensational in the freezing temperatures.Catalans didn’t go away though and after hitting back early in the second half through David Mead and then Alrix Da Costa, threatened to take advantage.But as soon as Knowles left the field, Benjamin Jullien joined him for ten minutes and Swift pounced to maintain Saints good start to the new season.This was a performance full of vigour and endeavour which began in the first few minutes.Saints got off to another flying start when Ben Barba created the space for Jonny Lomax to score to the left of the posts in the first couple of minutes.Richardson made it 6-0 with the boot before Luke Douglas and Tommy Makinson came up with vital defensive contributions as the home side turned up the pressure.But Saints then doubled their lead.LMS won a penalty after being up-ended on the half way line and from there, Barba attacked down the left and fired a cut out pass for Regan Grace to score his first of the season.It was some finish too and equalled in no small part by Richardson’s conversion from the touchline into a swirling wind.That’s how it stayed until Dragons’ David Mead came on to the ball at pace and burrowed over early in the second half.It then got worse for the visitors as on the very next set Morgan Knowles lifted Thibaud Margalet and was sent off.Parity in numbers came shortly afterwards as Benjamin Jullien was sinbinned for what looked like a ‘crusher’ tackle on Lomax.Saints duly took control and landed what proved to be the winner. Back in the side because of an injury to Ryan Morgan, Adam Swift took a pass from his centre, went right, and then cut back inside to break two tackles and score.Richardson nailed the extras and then added a drop goal in the 72nd minute after Da Costa had dove over from dummy half.The game was then put to bed, as the hooter sounded, with another Richardson kick – this time a penalty as Theo Fages was hit late.Saints now have a blank weekend before they take on Huddersfield.There’s no rest though as they will train throughout and get themselves ready for the tests that lie ahead.Match Summary:Dragons: Tries: Mead, Da Costa, Goals: Albert (2 from 2)Saints: Tries: Lomax, Grace, Swift Goals: Richardson (4 from 5) Drop: RichardsonPenalties Awarded: Dragons: 8 Saints: 7HT: 0-12 FT: 12-21REF: P BenthamATT: 8,103Teams:Dragons: 1. David Mead; 2. Jodie Broughton, 3. Iain Thornley, 4. Brayden Wiliame, 20. Lewis Tierney; 13. Greg Bird, 22. Lucas Albert; 8. Remi Casty, 19. Michael McIlorum, 15. Mickael Simon, 21. Benjamin Jullien, 12. Benjamin Garcia, 17. Jason Baitieri. Subs: 14. Julian Bousquet, 18. Thibaud v, 23. Antoni Maria, 24. Alrix Da Costa.Saints: 23. Ben Barba; 5. Adam Swift, 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Mark Percival, 19. Regan Grace; 1. Jonny Lomax, 18. Danny Richardson; 14. Luke Douglas, 9. James Roby, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin. Subs: 6. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Morgan Knowles.last_img read more

Chops Deli needs to raise six figures in three days or they

first_img “Without some serious help by the middle of this week, the doors will be closed,” Chops Deli co-owner Brad Corpening said.Corpening says it’s been difficult paying back the loan while keeping the business afloat.“That repayment has constituted such a big portion of our weekly sales, that I’m not able to keep up with the expenses of running the business,” he said.Related Article: Wilmington shops to governor: We are open for businessCorpening says they started an online fund and have been trying other methods to raise the money needed.“We have to try everything to try and save the business or- if we leave any stone unturned then, what if we had tried that last strategy that could have saved the business,” Corpening said.Plenty of people have come out to the restaurant since the announcement to show their support because they don’t want to see it go.“You know, the culture. The owner is in here all the time and he’s always trying to make sure that everyone’s got everything they need so, just like I said, it’s a shame. Really is,” customer Brandon Hawkins said.The deli now sits on the chopping block, unless is can raise that $100,000 come Wednesday, but that will only go to the downtown location. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A long time staple in Downtown Wilmington could close down due to a hefty loan debt.Chops Deli announced they will be closing their locations unless they can payback a six figure loan they took out about eight months ago.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Hatred wont stop Cape Fear Rugby from another win

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hatred did not stop Cape Fear Rugby Club from adding another win to their season on Saturday! The team won 79 to 5 against the Fort Bragg Rugby team.Monday, one of the members of the club discovered swastikas and pentagrams sprayed across the playing field. Board members were notified and wanted to tackle the matter quickly.- Advertisement – President Nate ‘Panda ‘ Nemec says the group is still weighing its options on cleaning but for now has spray painted over the hate symbols.“We don’t stand for this kind of thing,” said Nemec. “We are an all-inclusive club. We have people of all shapes, sizes, races, ethnicities and beliefs.”Nemec says there have been no leads for a suspect in the investigation. But, he says in his four years as president this has been the biggest display of vandalism.Related Article: Bridge Church congregation paints over hateful graffitiThis hate crime joins other recent events across Wilmington including a gay slurs to a  home on 11th street and racial slurs and profanity to the Bridge Church.last_img read more

Wilmington Police promotes first female deputy chief

first_imgDeputy Chief Alejandra Sotelo (Photo: WPD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police Department has a new deputy chief and for the first time a woman takes the title.According to WPD, Alejandra Sotelo is a native of Texas and has lived in Wilmington for more than 30 years. She joined the department in 2000 and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from UNCW in Criminal Justice.- Advertisement – She is a graduate of the 74th Class of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University and is currently working on her Master’s degree from UNC Pembroke.Capt. Sotelo has worked in a variety of assignments at the Wilmington Police Department including Patrol, Investigations, Internal Affairs and is currently serving as the Captain over Planning and Research which oversees, the Real Time Crime Center, training, recruiting and CALEA.She is a member of the North Carolina Police Executive Association and a member of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Women’s Association. WPD says Sotelo is the first female in the history of the organization to be promoted to this rank.Related Article: School votes Wilmington teen with special needs as prom kingShe will be assigned to oversee the Support Services Bureau. This promotion will become effective June 24.last_img read more

Qawra construction worker dies from injuries

first_imgAndre Callus from Moviment Graffitti told a Public Protest tonight that this was the 7th person to die in a construction related accident this year.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintcenter_img A construction worker who was in critical condition after falling four floors from a construction site in Qawra, has died. He was 23 year old.The incident took place on 13th June on a site on Annetto Caruana Street. The man fell four storeys and was quickly rushed to hospital.last_img read more