- News Staff
04/19/2023 PM News Break
By Andrew Rice & Nick Goodman
In local news, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies hosted an event for the Jewish Holiday of Yom Ha’Shoah. According to The Appalachian, Yom Ha’Shoah is recognized as a day of remembrance for those who died in the Holocaust. The event took place from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. outside the Plemmons Student Union. Volunteers recited names of those who were killed in the Holocaust as well as their ages, places of birth and the locations of their deaths.
In state news, one person is dead and two more have been hospitalized after a deadly home invasion Tuesday night in Fayetteville. According to WRAL, Officers arrived at the scene Tuesday night where they found a man who had been shot and died at the scene. Two others were taken to the hospital with serious injuries and police said both victims are in critical condition.
In national news, two Texas cheerleaders were shot in a supermarket parking lot after one mistakenly got in the wrong car after a late night practice. According to NPR, one of the cheerleaders was treated and released on the scene while the other sustained serious injuries and remains hospitalized in critical condition. According to social media posts, the incident occurred when one of the cheerleaders mistakenly got into the wrong car and quickly got out to enter her own car. The suspect, 25-year-old Pedro Tello Rodriguez, walked up to the girls’ car and began firing shots. Now to sports.
App State baseball took an unfortunate loss to UNC Asheville yesterday in Boone. Despite a two RBI performance from Dylan Rogers and playing a competitive game throughout, a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning by Bulldogs third baseman Cameron Johnson proved to be the decisive run that put UNC Ashville up 7-6, which turned out to be the final score. That game evened the season series, as both teams won a game on the road against each other this season. App State has lost three straight games, and six of the last seven games, and they are looking to end their struggles against Ole Dominion starting this Friday.
The NHL playoffs have started, and the Carolina Hurricanes are looking to get over the hump this year. They will play against the New York Islanders in PNC arena at 7PM. The Hurricanes are looking to go up 2-0 in the best of seven series, as they won the first game against the Islanders 2-1. They are looking to continue their strong defense, as their second ranked penalty kill stopped all four of the Islanders power plays in game one. This has been your Wednesday afternoon sports break, and it is now time for your Boone weather report.
And now for a special weather report powered by Booneweather.com. Today is a beautiful day with mostly sunny conditions and a high of 75 with a low of 50.