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Glasgow Central Station placed on lockdown after ‘stabbing’

The Gordon Street entrance to the station has been sealed off by officers following an incident at around 7.30pm.

Pictures show a heavy police presence and vehicles at the scene.

Police Scotland told Glasgow Live they had received a report of an incident.

They added that it was being dealt with by British Transport Police.

A spokesperson for Network Rail Scotland said the incident took place outside the Gordon Street entrance at around 7.30pm.

The spokesperson added that the Gordon Street entrance is shut but the station remains fully operational.

Express.co.uk has contacted British Transport Police for comment.

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Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer placed on administrative leave following sexual assault allegations

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer placed on administrative leave
Umpires check the hat and glove of Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers for foreign substances after the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Los Angeles Dodgers superstar pitcher Trevor Bauer on Friday was placed on a week-long administrative leave by Major League Baseball amid a criminal investigation of claims by a woman that Bauer sexually assaulted her in a brutal incident.

Bauer’s forced leave was announced on the same day President Joe Biden hosted the Dodgers at the White House to mark their World Series win last fall.

Bauer, who won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award, in February agreed to a three-year contract with the Dodgers that will could pay him $ 102 million, making him one of the highest-paid baseball players. He was next to due pitch on Sunday.

“MLB’s investigation into the allegations made against Trevor Bauer is ongoing. While no determination in the case has been made, we have made the decision to place Mr. Bauer on seven-day administrative leave effective immediately,” MLB said in a statement.

“MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation concurrent with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation. We will comment further at the appropriate time.”

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

Author: Dan Mangan
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New plans unveiled: 200 micro-shelters to be placed at state-owned homeless camp

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A nonprofit has launched its latest fundraising campaign to provide transitional housing to more than 200 people experiencing homelessness while they search for something more permanent.

To do so, The Other Ones Foundation [TOOF] will utilize state-owned land Governor Abbott signed off in 2019.

The nonprofit will need around $ 5.5 million dollars to transform the lot into four neighborhoods, made up of 200 individual housing units. Each unit is 8×12 and is fully-insulated, air conditioned and is big enough for one or two people to lay down cots and other personal belongings.

Blueprints for the new transitional camp. (Courtesy: The Other Ones Foundation)

The blueprints also showcase new bathrooms, showers and kitchens. The foundation says there will be case managers on site and employment opportunities for residents. TOOF says it has already raised around $ 2 million. The 200 units of housing could begin installation by the end of 2021.

“We here in Austin, Texas have a phenomenal opportunity to combat this crisis now. Now. Not tomorrow, not next week, not six months from now. Right now,” Founder and CEO of TOOF Chris Baker said at the fundraising event. “The program designs are fully-fleshed out, the site design is fully fleshed out. And we are ready to go.”

“We are already light years ahead of any sort of half-baked plans that have come down the pipe on this site.”

Chris Baker, The Other Ones Foundation

ATX Helps, the group that once said it would build a shelter on the property, but abandoned the idea for safety reasons during the pandemic, has pledged to collaborate with TOOF’s plan. However, Dewitt Peart, the CEO of the Downtown Austin Alliance and representative for ATX Helps, didn’t specifically say they would donate the remaining funds it gathered for the shelter to TOOF. Peart said the funds would be strategically invested to help unsheltered people.

The City of Austin is not directly funding this project either, but is supporting TOOF by employing some of the Camp Esperanza residents and providing showers on-site.

What is Camp Esperanza

The camp sits on an L-shaped lot on land owned by the Texas Department of Transportation off of US Highway 183 near Montopolis Drive.

The campsite first opened on Nov. 7, 2019 as a place where people experiencing homelessness could go while the state cleared out encampments beneath overpasses at a time when shelters in the city were full.

This unique encampment became a reality because Governor Abbott designated the state land. Abbott tasked state agencies with some aspects of operating the camp.

TOOF relocated its headquarters to the back of the lot in August 2020.

Author: Alex Caprariello
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

7 Deputies Placed on Leave After Fatal Shooting of Black Man in North Carolina

Author: Michael Levenson
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Seven sheriff’s deputies have been placed on leave, and the governor of North Carolina is calling for the release of body-camera footage after deputies shot and killed a Black man on Wednesday, the authorities said.

Maj. Aaron Wallio of the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, which has 55 full-time deputies, confirmed on Friday that seven of them had been placed on paid administrative leave after the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City.

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Two other deputies have resigned and one has retired since the shooting, although those three departures were unrelated to the killing of Mr. Brown, Major Wallio said.

The sheriff’s office has said that the local version of a SWAT team, as well as deputies from another agency, were executing a search warrant and an arrest warrant on felony drug charges when Mr. Brown was shot. Major Wallio said that “more than one” deputy had fired shots, but he declined to elaborate.

The office has not further described the circumstances surrounding the shooting or said whether Mr. Brown was armed.

The fatal shooting, one day after a jury had found a former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd, has touched off protests and outrage in Elizabeth City, a city of about 17,000 people, about 45 miles south of Norfolk, Va.

Tommy Wooten II, the Pasquotank County sheriff, has said that the deputies were wearing body cameras and that the cameras were active at the time. He said the footage had been turned over to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and could be released only by a judge.

“What I will say is that if evidence shows that any of my deputies violate the law or policies, they will be held accountable,” Sheriff Wooten said earlier this week.

On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said the body-camera footage should be released.

“Initial reports of the shooting in Elizabeth City and death of Andrew Brown, Jr. this week are tragic and extremely concerning,” Mr. Cooper wrote on Twitter. “The body camera footage should be made public as quickly as possible and the S.B.I. should investigate thoroughly to ensure accountability.”

The Elizabeth City Council voted unanimously on Friday to send a letter to the sheriff, the district attorney and the State Bureau of Investigation asking that the body-camera footage be released. If the request is denied, the measure calls for the Council to petition a court to release the footage.

Keith Rivers, a local N.A.A.C.P. leader, called the release of the body-camera footage “a must to build the transparency that is needed in our community.”

Andrew Womble, the Pasquotank County district attorney, said on Wednesday that he had asked the State Bureau of Investigation to take primary responsibility for the inquiry.

“What we are looking for at this time will be accurate answers and not fast answers,” Mr. Womble said. “This will not be a rush to judgment. We’re going to wait for that investigation, as we’re duty bound to do.”

Harry Daniels, a lawyer for Mr. Brown’s family, said that based on witnesses’ statements, it appeared that Mr. Brown had been shot while driving away from sheriff’s deputies.

“To my understanding, Mr. Brown was not armed, and the bullets entered into the back of the vehicle,” Mr. Daniels said at a news conference on Thursday.

Mr. Daniels said that Mr. Brown, 42, had been a father of seven.

“Why did they have to shoot him and to shoot to kill, at that?” an aunt, Clarissa Gibson, said on Wednesday. “Why couldn’t they shoot him in the leg or something?”

On Friday, Mr. Daniels commended the governor for calling for the release of the footage. “We believe it’s going to show an unlawful killing of an unarmed Black man once again in this country,” Mr. Daniels said in an interview.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said at a news briefing on Friday that President Biden was aware of the shooting.

Asked whether Mr. Biden believed the body-camera footage should be released, she said, “I’ve not talked to him about his particular view on that, and I believe he’d likely leave that up to law enforcement and others to work out.”

Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. placed on injured list for 10 days

The team tweeted Tuesday that the Padres shortstop would be on the IL for 10 days following an injury Monday night. Reports say he should be able to avoid surgery.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been placed on the injured list for 10 days, according to the team, after he hurt himself Monday night. The injury came as Tatis was taking a hard swing and he immediately left the game against the San Francisco Giants. 
The team also said Tatis should be able to avoid needing surgery, according to the Associated Press. 
An MRI showed a slight labral tear, according to reports. 
As he got up, Tatis was cradling his left arm, and as he was helped off the field, two trainers helped hold his left arm against his body.
The team’s Twitter account later posted that the injury Tatis suffered was a “left shoulder subluxation” and said he would be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
A subluxation is a partial dislocation, according to medical websites.
On Tuesday, the team tweeted about Tatis being added to the IL citing “left shoulder inflammation.” 
The 22-year-old Tatis left a game late in spring training with left shoulder discomfort but was back two days later. Manager Jayce Tingler said then that Tatis had been dealing with left shoulder discomfort since his minor league days.
Tatis made headlines earlier this year with a massive $ 340-million, 14-year contract extension, which also included a no-trade clause. 
The $ 340 million deal was the third-largest in the major leagues and came in just ahead of fellow Padre Manny Machado’s $ 300 million deal signed two years ago.
The 14-year deal is the longest in MLB history. Giancarlo Stanton, now with the New York Yankees, signed a 13-year, $ 325 million deal with Miami in 2015. Bryce Harper signed a 13-year, $ 330 million deal with Philadelphia in 2019.
In addition to signing a mega extension, the young Padres phenom, Tatis Jr., was announced as the cover athlete for MLB The Show video game in February.
WATCH: San Diego Padres officially announce 14-year contract extension with Fernando Tatis Jr.