ARRESTS IN MI. SECURITY GUARD SHOOTING OVER MASK
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a Michigan security guard who demanded a woman wear a mask while shopping at a store.
Genesee County authorities said Ramonyea Bishop, 23, was taken into custody Friday at an apartment in Bay City. His alleged accomplice, Larry Teague, 44, was arrested the day before near Houston.
The men and Sharmel Teague, wife of Larry Teague, are charged with first degree murder in the May 1 shooting of Calvin Munerlyn at a Family Dollar store in Flint.
Munerlyn was shot a short time after telling Sharmel Teague’s daughter she had to leave because she didn’t have a mask.
Teague argued with Munerlyn, 43, before leaving. Authorities says two men later came to the store and shot the guard to death.
SLIGHT EARTHQUAKE ROCKS ROME AREA
ROME (AP) — A slight earthquake rattled Romans awake early today. However, there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The Italian geological institute gave the temblor a preliminary magnitude of 3.3. It said it struck at 5:03 a.m. with an epicenter in Fonte Nuova, a small town northeast of the capital in the province of Rome. Its depth was 6 miles.
It came as Italy, once the European epicenter of COVID-19, is emerging from a two-month coronavirus lockdown.
MAN DIES IN CALIF. SHARK ATTACK
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 26-year-old man killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach was an avid surfer who customized surfboards for a living.
The Santa Cruz County coroner's office identified the victim of Saturday's attack as Ben Kelly.
Kelly was surfing near Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay Saturday afternoon when he was attacked by a shark of unknown species.
State park officials say the attack happened within 100 yards of shore, and a witness flagged down a lifeguard patrolling the area.
At the time, the beach was closed to visitors to maintain physical-distancing norms during the coronavirus crisis, but swimming and surfing was allowed.
FEW MLB WORKERS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
NEW YORK (AP) — Just 0.7% of Major League Baseball employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19.
The small number of positive tests is positive news for a sport pushing ahead with plans to start its season, which has been delayed because of the new coronavirus.
Researchers received 6,237 completed surveys from employees of 26 clubs. That led to 5,754 samples obtained in the U.S. on April 14 and 15 and 5,603 records that were used. The survey kit had a 0.5% false positive rate.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford, one of the study’s leaders, said the prevalence of the antibodies among MLB employees was lower than for the general population during testing in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco area and Miami.
DOUBLE RAINBOW MAN DIES
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Paul L. Vasquez, the burly mountain man whose awe-struck reaction to seeing a double rainbow propelled him to Internet stardom and turned him into a folk hero, has died.
He was 57.
Vasquez, who called himself Yosemitebear on social media, died Saturday at a hospital emergency room, the Mariposa County coroner's office told the Modesto Bee.
The cause of death has not been released. Vasquez recently posted on his Facebook page that he’d gone to be tested for COVID-19 — but learned about another unspecified ailment.
In January 2010, Vasquez posted on YouTube a video shot from his mountainside house of a set of rainbows overlooking the Yosemite Valley.
During the 3-minute video, he repeatedly said “whoa," laughed and even sobbed as he marveled at the sight of the rainbows.
The clip drew 46 million views.
TOKYO OLYMPIC 2020 SOUVENIRS
TOKYO (AP) — These are lonely times for thousands of souvenirs in dozens of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stores, which are drawing few customers with the postponed games more than a year away and facing an unclear future.
And they are nervous moments for Tokyo organizers, who hope to generate $100 million by selling 5,500 “licensed” products including official Olympic chopsticks, umbrellas, and large stuffed mascots that can go for almost $200.
Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori has said if the games can’t be held next year, they will be canceled.
Strangely, a cancellation might stimulate souvenir sales, driving demand for memorabilia from the 2020 Olympics that didn't take place — not once, but twice — because of the pandemic.