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Rest of tower to be demolished

THE SURFSIDE CONDO collapse (Miami Dade Fire and Rescue).

The confirmed death count from the condominium tower near Miami is now at 24 as plans are being made to tear down the remaining part of the building.

Two more bodies were found in the rubble Saturday and 124 people remain missing.

The remaining wing of the Champlain Tower in the city of Sunside is “tottering” and “structurally unsound,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The demolition is likely to take place on Sunday, the Associated Press is reporting.

That action is intended to be completed before Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall in an effort to safeguard those still involved in search and rescue efforts. The storm has been downgraded from a hurricane to a storm, blasting winds of 70 miles an hour. It’s expected to bring heavy rain and winds to the Miami area, even if its path bypasses Florida and heads either north or west.

Inquiry into Dodger pitcher’s actions deepens

The investigation into allegations that Dodger pitcher Trevor Bauer sexually assaulted a woman is continuing and perhaps expanding.

“This investigation is bigger than we thought,” said Lt. Carolyn Gordon of the Pasadena Police Department, according to USA Today. “We are not close to the end.”

The woman who accused Bauer of the attacks has also filed for a domestic violence restraining order against him. He has denied the allegations.

Bauer, who was the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner, has been suspended from the Dodgers for seven days pending an investigation. He has not been arrested.

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