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Police agencies cooperating?

MEMORIALS to the slain at Ross Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas (Wikipedia/VOA)

Controversy continues to swirl around the law enforcement response to the fatal shooting of 21 people at a school in Uvalde, Texas.

According to The New York Times, the Texas State Department of Public Safety said that Pete Arredondo, chief of the school district police force, had stopping cooperating with the agency.

But Arreondo on Wednesday told CNN that he was in regular communication with DPS investigators.

He is under criticism from some who blame him for the slow reaction to the May 24 massacre in which it took 78 minutes for officers to break into the classroom, at which time all the children and teachers were dead.

Four killed in Tulsa shooting

In yet another mass shooting, four people were reported killed in a shooting Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

According to USA Today, the shooting took place at the Natalie Medical Building. Information about the incident was not initially released except that the gunman had a rifle and a pistol and was killed by police.

Also in the News: A jury in Virginia on Wednesday awarded actor Johnny Depp $10 million in a libel lawsuit against former wife Amber Heard. She was awarded $2 million because the jury concluded she had been defamed by a lawyer retained by Depp.

Sports: No good news for local fans

The Angels and Dodgers are both in a bit of a tailspin, the former more than the latter. The Blue Crew suffered its third straight loss on Wednesday on the road in Pittsburgh, losing 8-4 to the Pirates.

One consolation for Dodger fans is that Trea Turner extended his hitting streak to 24 games. The loss drops LAD’s record to 33-17, still leading the National League West by 3.5 games as the second place San Diego Padres also lost, falling 5-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Angels, who are on a six-game skid, had their scheduled game against the New York Yankees in New York postponed due to weather conditions. To make up for that, the Angels (27-23) and Yanks (34-15) will play a split doubleheader Thursday with one game at 10:15 a.m. and another at 4:05 p.m. Pacific time.

Weather: Mostly pleasant outdoors

The forecast for the West Orange County area towards and into the weekend is for warmer weather and a mix of clouds and sun. Thursday should have a daytime high of 77 (overnight low of 61) with similar conditions on Friday (77/63). A slight cooling trend kicks in on Saturday (74/62) and Sunday (75/63). Sunny skies are expected to return on Monday (77/63) and will stay well into next week.


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