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SUV hits crowd, seven dead

SEVEN PEOPLE were killed and others injured when an SUV drove into a crowd of migrants at a bus stop in Brownsville, Texas (Shutterstock).

At least seven people were killed and at least 10 others hurt when a sport utility vehicle drove into a crowd of people in Brownsville, Texas.

According to the Associated Press, the crash occurred at a bus stop outside of a migrant shelter in that border city. Most of those served by the shelter are from Venezuela. 

The driver, who was immediately identified by police, was held by witnesses after his vehicle turned over and he sought to leave the area. Authorities said the driver, who was injured, was “not cooperative” and would be transferred to jail after treatment.

Millions of Ukrainians returning


More than 5.5 million Ukrainians who fled the fighting when Russia invaded their country over a year ago are returning.

The New York Times is reporting that shops have reopened, the streets are busy and life has returned to something like normal, despite the front being roughly 30 miles away and the war rages on.

It’s estimated that about 13.3 million Ukrainians left their home after Russia’s invasion. The return home is seen not just in big cities like Kyiv but also in small towns.

Angels fall, Dodgers rally to win

The Los Angeles Angels’ pitching staff was hammered for 17 hits and 16 runs as the Halos lost 16-8 to the Texas Rangers on Sunday in Anaheim.

Anthony Rendon gave the Angels a 3-0 lead with a three-run home run in the first inning, but it was almost all Texas after that. Starter Jose Suarez (1-2) lasted just 2.2 innings, giving up six hits and seven earned runs. He struck out three batters, walked three and was touched for two home runs.

Now 19-16, the Angels remain in second place in the American League West, two games behind the Rangers.

On Monday the Halos start a three-game series hosting the Houston Astros (17-17), who are tied for third with the Seattle Mariners.

Patrick Sandoval (3-1) will start for the Angels.

The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied with one run in the ninth and three in the 10th to defeat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on the road on Sunday. Trailing 2-1 going into the ninth, the Dodgers got a home run from Mookie Betts to tie the game and put it into extra innings. The Blue Crew added three runs – two of them on a home run by James Outman – in the 10th.

Now 21-14, the Dodgers remain in first place in the National League West. On Monday they will be back in LA to start a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins.

Weather: Wait until Monday …

If you’re hoping for sunny weather in the West Orange County area, you’ve going to have to be patient for a while. The sun won’t peek through with much strength until Friday. The forecast for Monday is for partly cloudy skies with a daytime high of 70 and an overnight low of 56. Tuesday will be slightly cooler with a high of 68 (55). Wednesday looks like mostly sunny with a high of 67 (55).

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