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After an SUV accident, a man discovered Tiger Woods unconscious.

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After an SUV accident, a man discovered Tiger Woods unconscious.

 

According to a court filing, Tiger Woods was unconscious in a mangled SUV after crashing it in Southern California last week, and a local resident, not a sheriff’s deputy, was the first on the scene.

The victim, who lives near the accident scene in Rolling Hills Estates, just outside of Los Angeles, heard the collision and walked over to the SUV, according to the affidavit of Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Johann Schloegl. Woods had passed out and was not responding to his questions, the man told deputies.

Woods seemed to be in shock but was alert and able to answer simple questions, according to the first deputy, Carlos Gonzalez, who arrived minutes later on the morning of Feb. 23. Woods’ right leg was severely injured, and he also had cuts on his forehead.

According to the affidavit, Woods told deputies at the scene and later at the hospital that he didn’t know how the accident happened or that he didn’t recall driving.

The document was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday as part of a statement of probable cause demanding that a search warrant for the data recorder, also known as a black box, in the 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV be approved. Schloegl sought information from the 22nd and 23rd of February.

Schloegl said, “I assume the data would clarify how/why the collision occurred.”

According to USA Today, Schloegl did not request a search warrant for Woods’ blood samples, which could be screened for narcotics and alcohol. Following a DUI charge in his home state of Florida in 2017, Woods checked himself into a clinic seeking assistance with prescription drug treatment.

The data recorder search warrant was approved by a judge. Representatives from the sheriff’s office have refused to reveal what they discovered on it.

Deputy Shawn Du Busky, a spokesperson for the LASD, said in a statement Friday that the department is not releasing any additional details at this time. “The traffic crash investigation is still underway, and traffic experts are still trying to figure out what caused the accident.”

According to DA spokesman Greg Risling, deputies did not check with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office on any search warrants in the Woods case.

Experts say police will ask prosecutors if there is enough probable cause to obtain a warrant, adding that this is common in motor vehicle cases where there are no immediate signs of injury but a detective suspects a blood sample is required.

When asked whether LA prosecutors usually weigh in on such cases, Rising declined to comment further.

Woods is from the Los Angeles area and was returning home to host the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, which ended two days before the accident.

Around 7 a.m., he hit a raised median, crossed two oncoming lanes, and uprooted a tree while driving an SUV loaned to him by the tournament. The collision occurred on a downhill stretch that has a history of collisions, according to police.

Woods was driving alone in good weather, there was no sign of impairment, and the crash was “purely an accident,” according to Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Woods may face a misdemeanor driving charge or a traffic citation, depending on what is discovered on the data recorder.

Patients in major car accidents often lose consciousness or suffer memory lapses, according to Dr. Andre Campbell, a trauma surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

“A lot of people would say, ‘I don’t know what happened,’” he said, adding that memory loss could never return.

Campbell, who is not interested in Woods’ care and talked broadly about trauma patients, said, “This is a credit to modern engineering, actually, that he’s alive.”

Woods’ right leg was broken in the accident, necessitating extensive surgery to repair fractured tibia and fibula bones. Injuries to the ankle and foot is treated with a mixture of screws and pins.

It was his tenth operation, and it came just two months after his fifth back surgery. Since his first PGA Tour event as a 16-year-old in high school, Woods has never gone more than a year without competing.

 

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Thousands of Missourians were overpaid unemployment benefits during the pandemic and now they are stuck paying some of them back. 

In the first three months of the pandemic around 600,000 Missourians filed for unemployment. The Department of Labor said it’s communicating to those who were overpaid, but the people on the other side say they spend hours on hold or never get through. 

“The way this has been handled since March of 2020 has been a disaster,” Sen. Doug Beck, D-St. Louis, said. 

Since the start of the pandemic, 46,000 Missourians have been overpaid unemployment benefits, which totals about $150,000. Over the summer, Gov. Mike Parson’s administration allowed the state’s department of labor to waive the federal portion. 

“We sent out mailings to folks who had overpayments on the federal portion,” legislative liaison for the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Benjamin Terrell told the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday. “We sent letters to all of them and communicated with them and sent a form that they could fill out. If they filled it out and returned it to us, and they were eligible, then the collections on the federal portion were waived.”

He told the committee members; the state portion couldn’t be waived because there is no state statute which is where the legislation sponsored by Beck and Sen. Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, comes in. 

“It’s been frustrating for everybody and now what we are seeing is garnishments are happening still, we’re seeing that you don’t get the same person to deal with your case,” Beck said, “They go from person to person, and they get different answers.”

Hough said both his and Beck’s office fields dozens of calls about the overpayments, which is why their legislation would waive the requirement for Missourians to pay the state portion and to streamline the waiver process. 

Tom Chessman, a retired bus driver in the St. Louis area, told senators he paid back the state the overpayment, and then filled out the form. 

“About a month or so ago, they sent me a check covering all the money,” Chessman said, 

Chessman said back in October 2021, he received a letter from the department telling him what he owed back since he was overpaid. In December, he was given the money back. But he was lucky. 

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Events ready to entertain St. Louisans this weekend

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ST. LOUIS – Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve found a few special events and some St. Louis favorite spots that are ready for you.

Dino & Dragon Stroll
America’s Center – Downtown St. Louis
Saturday – 8:30 a.m. – Sensory Friendly Session
Saturday – 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Take a walk through the Mesozoic Era amongst prehistoric dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Get up close to winged, horned and fire breathing dragons.
Note: Face coverings are required at all times while in the facility for guests 5 years of age and over
https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1023863/dino-dragon-stroll-stlouis-lake-orion-dino-dragon-stroll-stlouis

Monster Jam 2022
The Dome at America’s Center
Saturday: 7pm, Sunday 2pm
Monster Jam features some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger, Max D, El Toro Loco and many more. World class drivers push perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills and Racing competitions that will put you on the edge of your seat and leave you craving more.
Note: Face coverings are required at all times while in the facility
https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/st-louis-mo/jan-22-2022-jan-23-2022

Mardi Gras: Family Winter Carnival
The St. Louis Mardi Gras Family Winter Carnival is now an online contest inviting kids across St. Louis to participate in the Shoebox Parade Float Contest.
Learn more: https://stlmardigras.org/events/family-winter-carnival

SLU Women’s Basketball vs. Duquesne
Chaifetz Arena
Saturday: 7pm
http://www.thechaifetzarena.com/events/wbb-slu-vs-duquesne-1

SLU Men’s Basketball vs UMass
Sunday: 1:30pm
http://www.thechaifetzarena.com/events/mbb-slu-vs-umass
Attendees of all Chaifetz Arena events must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (at least two weeks out from final dose) or a negative test received within 72 hours of the event.

Pawns & Passports: Chess Sets from Around the Globe
World Chess Hall of Fame
Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: Noon to 5pm
Featuring over 1200 sets from over 65 countries, the World Chess Hall of Fame has amassed one of the largest and most diverse chess set collections in the world. From beautiful decorative antique chess sets made from luxury materials to mass-produced sets celebrating the popular culture of different regions, the collection demonstrates how chess has captured the imagination of people around the world. https://worldchesshof.org/exhibit/pawns-and-passports

Beyond Van Gogh
Galleria Mall Parking Lot
Immerse yourself in Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before. Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has extended its time in St. Louis.
https://vangoghstlouis.com/

St. Louis Aquarium
Union Station
Filled with thousands of aquatic species from all over the world; an amazing Mirror Maze with a labyrinth of mirrors to entertain the entire family; a three-story Ropes Course with more than 90,000 cubic feet of climbing space and 30 obstacles that take you sky-high. All visitors age 5 and older are required to wear a mask while indoors.
https://www.stlouisaquarium.com/

The Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum
Kirkwood, MO
Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 10:30am-5pm
Kids can make a mess, a mud pie – or, both — in the “mud kitchen”; explore a shallow stream and creek bed, make stick castles alongside native Missouri plants all inside at The Magic House. In the Children’s Village, they can climb a ladder into a treehouse, serve pizza in a restaurant, catch a fish in a pretend pond and use some tools to service a car. Make sure to stop by the museum’s new sensory play space, which gives the little ones a chance to explore, sort, classify and organize all kinds of objects. All visitors age 5 and older are required to wear a mask while indoors.

The Missouri Botanical Garden
South St. Louis
Saturday & Sundays: 9am-5pm
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the nation’s oldest botanical gardens in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.
https://discover.missouribotanicalgarden.org/visit
Note: The Butterfly House in Faust Park will be closed for annual maintenance January 1 – 31.

The Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, and Saint Louis Science Center remain closed until February due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Broncos meet with Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to complete 10th interview of search

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Broncos meet with Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to complete 10th interview of search

And now come the deliberations.

A whirlwind nine-day trip around the country wrapped up Friday night when Broncos general manager George Paton and his search committee were in Kansas City to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

Bieniemy is the 10th candidate to meet with Paton and Co., since coach Vic Fangio was fired on Jan. 9.

According to a source, the Broncos’ contingent was expected to fly back to the Denver area after the Bieniemy interview. They will re-group this weekend to determine which candidates merit a second interview and a possible visit to the Broncos’ facility.

Each of the interviews have lasted 3-4 hours.

The full list of interviews: Detroit defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn (Jan. 13), Green Bay quarterbacks coach Luke Getsy (Jan. 14), Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (Jan. 15), Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore (Tuesday), New England inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo and Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon (Wednesday), Cincinnati offensive coordinator Brian Callahan and Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell (Thursday) and Bieniemy.

All but Callahan visited with the Broncos in-person.

While not the Chiefs’ play-caller, Bieniemy, 52, does have a lengthy and impressive coaching resume that’s made him a talked-about candidate for several years.

“It disappoints me that someone hasn’t hired him, because he’s so good,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters last week. “I’m hoping that takes place this year.”

After the season from 2018-20, Bieniemy interviewed for 11 head-coaching jobs. The Broncos were his first interview during this cycle.

Bieniemy started his coaching career as an assistant at Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School and then became CU’s running back coach in 2001. He jumped to the NFL in 2007, and now has 14 years of NFL coaching experience.

During Bieniemy’s four years on the Minnesota Vikings’ coaching staff, Paton worked in the team’s front office.

Bieniemy has spent the past four seasons as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator and Kansas City has finished first, fifth, sixth and fourth in scoring. The second-seeded Chiefs host Buffalo Sunday night in the AFC Divisional round.

Ahead of last week’s wild-card win over Pittsburgh, Bieniemy said his concentration was centered on helping the Chiefs reach a third consecutive Super Bowl.

“All that is going to take care of itself,” Bieniemy said of being on the head-coaching radar. “And do not get me wrong, I am blessed and I am very fortunate to be a part of that chatter and some of the (conversations) that are taking place. But right now, my focus is on (the Chiefs’ offense).”

Ahead of last season’s Super Bowl, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes saluted Bieniemy.

“He gives me every single tool that is needed so I know exactly what to do,” Mahomes said. “Obviously you know he’s disappointed he didn’t get the opportunity to become a head coach after (the 2020) season. But he knows all he can do is make himself and this team better every single day, and he always comes to work with that mindset.”

Before coaching, Bieniemy played nine years in the NFL after being drafted by the Chargers in the second round of the 1991 draft out of CU. With the Buffs, he had 3,940 yards rushing over four seasons from 1987-90, with 5.6 average yards per carry and 42 total touchdowns.

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