Day: September 11, 2020

Wounded Kenosha medic Gaige Grosskreutz tells his story

MILWAUKEE — The woman was screaming. Crying. Bleeding. Hit with a rubber bullet as police cleared protesters out of Kenosha’s Civic Center Park on the night of Aug. 25, she lay on the ground, possibly in shock.

Gaige Grosskreutz knelt beside her.

Trained as a paramedic, he carried the equipment he needed to treat her wound.

Only a few people remained in the park, but the line of officers in riot gear kept advancing. There was no indication they would break rank to let him work on the woman. And none of them offered to help.

Grosskreutz and some other men had to pick her up and move her once, then again, then a third time. They ended up on a hill, where Grosskreutz was finally able to stop the bleeding.

The woman, once stable, got to her feet. Grosskreutz stood too. The police had moved on, but another group

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Police investigate shooting at Tampa hotel

TAMPA — A shooting at a Tampa hotel left a man seriously injured early Friday, police said.



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Officers dispatched about 12:40 a.m. to a shooting call at the Godfey Hotel and Cabanas, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway Blvd., found a 25-year-old man bleeding from a gunshot wound, according to Tampa police. The shooter, described by police as a man in his early 20s, had already fled the scene.

Officers used a hair dryer’s power cord as a makeshift tourniquet to stop the man’s bleeding. At one point, the man had no pulse and officers performed CPR until he was able to breathe on his own. Tampa Fire Rescue arrived and took the man to a local hospital, where he was recovering after surgery, police said.

Investigators believe the man and the suspect knew each other and had

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More Americans are taking on new debt for boats, motorcycles, and RVs

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Heroic woman recounts near-death experience in California inferno

A Labor Day weekend camping trip to Mammoth Lake Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest of California for a mother, her boyfriend and family turned into a nightmare in a matter of minutes. Preparing for the worst as the couple became trapped along with more than 200 others by a raging wildfire, Christina Lopez sent a desperate message to her family to tell them she loved them.Lopez shared the background story for footage she had captured during the couple’s harrowing escape of the Creek Fire with AccuWeather National Reporter Bill Wadell in a video interview.The day started out like a normal holiday weekend away, but it will be a day Lopez will never forget. Creek Fire survivor Christina Lopez recalling what happened the day of the rescue. (AccuWeather / Bill Wadell) “We saw the fire up on the hill to the

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