KTTH Morning Update – June 5, 2014

By Neal McNamara | June 5, 2014

Pedro Martinez fights Don Zimmer at 2003 ALCS

Baseball Legend Zimmer Dead: Don Zimmer died on Wednesday at age 83. Zimmer began his career as a baseball player in 1949 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and played alongside Jackie Robinson. Zimmer managed the Boston Red Sox in the 1980s; then, in 2003, during Game 3 of the Red Sox/Yankees American League Championship Series, Zimmer, then the coach of the Yankees, got into an infamous fight with Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez.

Rambo Style Shooting: A gunman in Canada went on a rampage Wednesday evening, killing three police officers and injuring two more. The shooting happened in Moncton, New Brunswick, which was voted “most polite” in Canada. Authorities believe the shooter to be a 24-year-old man from Moncton. Reportedly, he was wearing fatigues and carrying at least two assault-style rifles. Royal Canadian Mounted Police are still searching for the gunman.

City Light CEO Could Get $120K: The chief of the Seattle City Light utility could get a $120,000 raise in January under a pay plan approved Wednesday by a City Council committee. At $245,000 per year, CEO Jorge Carrasco is already the highest paid city employee.

Border Patrol Warehousing Children: The federal government is warehousing children caught illegally crossing the border in squalid conditions, an investigation by Breitbart Texas has found. According to Breitbart, the Border Patrol is overwhelmed by thousands of illegal immigrants streaming across the border, and has little room to spare for their children.

Politicians Delete Bergdahl Tweets: Some politicians were ready to take to Twitter to celebrate the homecoming of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by his Taliban captors over the weekend in exchange for five top Taliban leaders. The politicians deleted those tweets after the situation became murky. But, the website Politwoops has rescued some of those deleted tweets in the name of historical accuracy.

Sterling Signs Off On Sale: Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has signed off on selling his team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. However, the sale is not done yet – the NBA owners still have to approve the sale before it is official.

 

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