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Door closed but not locked

FIRST RESPONDERS gathered outside Ross Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas (Wikipedia).

The details about the door that a gunman used to enter Ross Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, keep changing.

It was initially reported by police that the door had been propped open, allowing entry to the shooter who killed 19 children and two teachers.

The Associated Press now reports that police now say that while the door had been propped open with a rock by a teacher, she removed the rock and the door closed but did not lock as it was supposed to.

Salvador Ramos, 18, was fatally shot by law enforcement officers after they charged into the classroom where 21 people had been killed.

Russians still stumbling in Ukraine?

Sources cited by The New York Times claim that Russian military leadership is continuing to repeat the missteps that have dragged the invasion of Ukraine – initially expected to be a quick conquest – into a three-month slog.

The Pentagon officials cite a failure of Russians to establish aerial dominance as well as the loss of some cities – such as Kharkiv – back to Ukrainian forces after an initial victory. Some counterattacks are said to have pushed invading forces back to the Russian border.

Sports: Ouch! Angels slapped by Yanks

The Los Angeles Angels (27-23) extended their losing streak to six games as they were spanked 9-1 by the New York Yankees in the Big Apple on Tuesday. The Bronx Bombers knocked Halo ace Noah Syndergaard (4-3) out with five runs in 2.1 innings.

The sole Angel run was a seventh inning homer by Luis Rengifo, his second of the season. The hitting star for the Yanks (34-25) was Jose Trevino with three hits – including a home run – and two RBIs.

Back in Los Angeles, the Dodgers are trailing the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 in the fourth inning. We’ll have the final result later.

Weather: Clouds creeping back

All that sunny weather the forecasters promised us for the West Orange County area is coming with an asterisk* as in “mostly* sunny.”  Wednesday’s daytime high is predicted to be 81, with an overnight low of 59. Thursday should be 79 (61) and Friday looks like 80 (63). After that, we get some “June gloom” Saturday and Sunday.




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