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  • Jason Nightengale Killed After Chicago, Evanston Murder Rampage at IHOP, Store

    01/10/2021 3:01:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Heavey ^ | 01 10 2021 | Jessica McBride
    Jason Nightengale was a 32-year-old Illinois man who went on a random shooting rampage in Chicago and Evanston on January 10, randomly wounding and murdering multiple people in an IHOP, convenience store, street, and apartment. Altogether seven people were shot, at least five fatally. According to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, who spoke in a news conference, Nightengale shot and killed an apartment security guard, a man sitting in a garage, and a man in a convenience store. He also shot a teenager in a car, a woman in an IHOP restaurant, and other people during the shooting spree. The...
  • I-5 San Elijo Lagoon Highway Bridge Foundation now Complete

    01/07/2021 8:05:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Clairemont Times ^ | December 9, 2020 | Admin
    On December 4, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Build North Coast Corridor (NCC) crews performed the final concrete pour to complete the underground foundation for the new Interstate 5 (I-5) bridge at the San Elijo Lagoon in the City of Encinitas. The bridge reconstruction will help relieve traffic congestion, improve lagoon tidal flows, and create new bike and pedestrian paths when complete in late 2021. “Throughout the course of this regionally significant transportation project, the efforts to reestablish the health of the San Elijo Lagoon is an achievement with regional environmental benefits,” said...
  • Black transgender woman found dead on Christmas Day

    01/07/2021 7:55:21 AM PST · by Salman · 27 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 01-02-2021 | Joseph Choi
    A Black, transgender woman was found dead with a gun shot wound to the side of her head in Chicago, according to a local report and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Courtney "Eshay" Key, 25, was found dead Friday around 8:35 p.m. with an "open wound to the left side" of her head near 900 E. 82nd Street on the South Side of Chicago, according to a report from CBS Chicago. Key's family told the local outlet she was the victim of a hate crime, according to the news source. According to her family, Key had also been misgendered when...
  • COVID anti-masker gasps for breath as he issues plea from hospital bed

    01/05/2021 8:36:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 5, 2021 | | Lia Eustachewich
    An anti-masker who believed the COVID-19 crisis was just a “political” stunt issued an emotional plea to skeptics from his hospital bed — after becoming seriously ill with the virus. In a Facebook video shared by a pal on Monday, Chuck Stacey gasps for breath as he admits he was wrong about the pandemic that’s killed 1.8 million globally. “I didn’t wear a mask. I should’ve. I didn’t,” Stacey says with oxygen tubes in his nose. “I believed this was just the flu, that it was all going to go away, that it was political. I didn’t think a mask...
  • Man brings gun to enforce face mask compliance in gym before manager tackles him (Minnesota,eh.)

    01/05/2021 8:15:57 AM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-5-21 | Emma Colton, Social Media Manager
    A Minnesota man was arrested after he allegedly pulled out a gun in a gym because members were not wearing masks while they worked out. Michael Florhaug, 64, reportedly went to an LA Fitness on Dec. 31 in Maplewood to monitor whether gym members were wearing face masks. He is not a member of the gym. He reportedly spoke to an employee at the front desk to alert them that members were not complying with mask mandates and spoke in an "aggressive and angry" tone. A manager then spoke with the man and said the gym does not employ enough...
  • Man charged after fight over stolen vehicle left a teen dead

    01/05/2021 7:06:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 44 replies
    NWI Times ^ | Jan 4, 2021
    This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Office, in Illinois, shows Lynell P. Glover. Glover is charged with aggravated battery in the fatal shooting of a teenager and the wounding of another in a dispute over a stolen vehicle, authorities said Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man was charged Monday with two counts of aggravated battery in the fatal shooting of a teenager and the wounding of another in a dispute over a stolen vehicle. Lake County prosecutors say Lynell Glover on Sunday allegedly ordered two teens he observed riding in his...
  • Former volleyball coach facing 52 felonies after arrest for rape of minors…again

    01/04/2021 4:30:43 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 29 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 01/02/21 | Scott Davis
    Six years after being arrested for having sex with a minor, a former New Mexico youth volleyball coach has been arrested again. This time, he is accused of raping several young girls. Ryan Kapuscinski, 28, has been charged with 52 felonies including 44 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor. He stands accused of having sex with three girls between the ages of 11 and 15. The crimes reportedly happened between 2015 and 2018. Kapuscinski was previously arrested in 2014 for having sex with a minor. He pleaded no contest and was released on probation with a conditional discharge.
  • Police ID suspects involved in armed NE Portland marijuana dispensary robbery (Black Alleged Perps Matter)

    01/03/2021 3:40:41 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 18 replies
    Fox 12 News ^ | 1/2/21 | Fox 12 Staff
    Portland police identified five armed suspects arrested Friday for robbing a northeast Portland dispensary, then leading police on a high-speed chase and hiding for several hours. Police tweeted Friday afternoon that the suspects were hiding in the neighborhood of Northeast Halsey and Broadway, between Northeast 41st and 47th Avenues. Police said SERT had been activated. We’re here at NE Halsey & 42nd where @PortlandPolice are searching for multiple people who they say are armed. The road is closed here. @fox12oregon — Bridget Chavez (@BridgetChavezTV) January 1, 2021 Police said the suspects they were looking for were described as young...
  • Lawyer-Turned-Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan Hit Out at Judge During Trial: Lawyer

    12/30/2020 9:52:00 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 7 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 12/30/20 | Qiao Long/Luisetta Mudie
    Lawyer-Turned-Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan Hit Out at Judge During Trial: Lawyer Jailed citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who was sentenced to four years' imprisonment for posting reports from Wuhan during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the city, spoke up in court and challenged the judge during her trial earlier this week, RFA has learned. Zhang, 37, appeared in the Pudong New District People's Court in a wheelchair on Tuesday after being force-fed during a hunger strike in the Pudong New District Detention Center. She was found guilty of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," a charge frequently used...
  • Death row inmate who survived execution attempt dies; COVID suspected

    12/30/2020 9:20:52 AM PST · by BraveMan · 31 replies
    Associated Press (via Fox 6 Wisconsin) ^ | 12/30/2020 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio death row inmate who survived an attempt to execute him by lethal injection in 2009 died Monday of possible complications of COVID-19, the state prisons system said. At the time of the 2009 procedure, condemned prisoner Romell Broom was only the second inmate nationally to survive an execution after they began in modern times. Broom, 64, has been placed on the "COVID probable list" maintained by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, spokesperson Sara French said Tuesday. Inmates on that list are suspected to have died of COVID-19, pending a death certificate, she said.
  • Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Croatia

    12/29/2020 3:34:26 PM PST · by NachOsten · 16 replies
    PBS ^ | Dec 29, 2020
    <p>PETRINJA, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, destroying buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town southeast of the capital. Authorities said at least seven people were killed and dozens were injured.</p>
  • Minnesota To Make Kid Hockey Players As Young As 5 Wear Masks

    12/29/2020 10:57:55 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Dec 29, 2020 | Hank Berrien
    The Democrat governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, has implemented rules for sports that apparently would force children as young as five in hockey leagues to wear masks while playing. The Minnesota Department of Health, in its “COVID-19 Sports Practice Guidance for Youth and Adults,” writes: Starting Jan. 4, 2021, practices for organized youth and adult sports may resume. Practices cannot exceed pod sizes of more than 25. Spectators are not allowed; however, this does not prevent a parent, guardian, or support person from being present if necessary due to a participant’s age, disability, or medical condition. … Face coverings must...
  • Australian Authorities Ban New Year’s Eve Kissing and Hugging to Stop COVID

    12/28/2020 9:22:40 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Summit News ^ | 29 December, 202 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Measure is virtually unenforceable.. Authorities in Victoria, Australia have banned kissing and hugging on New Year’s Eve despite the fact that there have been no new cases of COVID-19 in two months. State Premier Dan Andrews said hugging and kissing should not take place during celebrations between anyone but immediate family members. “Just as Christmas was a little different this year, New Year’s Eve will be too,” the Victorian Government said. “Take some hand sanitiser with you, don’t share drinks with others and [new year] kisses and hugs should [only] be shared with those in your immediate family.” Quite how...
  • 17th time’s the charm? Man gets probation for committing burglary while on probation for burglary

    12/28/2020 8:07:41 PM PST · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | n/a
    An accused serial burglar and thief has been sentenced to probation for a burglary in Lincoln Park last year — even though he was already on probation for two burglaries at the time of the alleged break-in. Jonathan Hernandez, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of theft in exchange for an 18-month probation sentence in the latest case, according to court records. He has been arrested seventeen times in Chicago since March 2014, according to CPD records. One year before his arrest, Hernandez was charged with threatening to shoot an off-duty police officer who confronted him as he allegedly burglarized...
  • 2 women arrested after hosting 200-person 'makeshift bar' party in New Jersey

    12/28/2020 6:16:55 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    NBC "news" ^ | 12-28-20 | Wilson Wong
    Two women were arrested for hosting more than 200 people at an illegal “makeshift bar” in New Jersey over the weekend, Newark authorities said. The state’s department of public safety said police officers responded to calls at 6 Libella Court in Newark at approximately 12 a.m. on Sunday. Hundreds of patrons were seen drinking, eating, and illegally gambling at the warehouse party, according to police.
  • Three people are dead and three more are injured after a shooting at a northern Illinois bowling alley,

    12/26/2020 6:47:40 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 47 replies
    JUST IN: Three people are dead and three more are injured after a shooting at a northern Illinois bowling alley, police say
  • Police: Explosive detection teams called to check RV outside Federal Building in Cincinnati

    12/25/2020 3:46:22 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 85 replies
    WLWT-5 ^ | December 25 | Staff
    CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Police Department has blocked off several streets downtown after an RV with its engine running was reported to authorities. Police officers are at the scene near the Federal Building on 6th Street to investigate after the RV was reported to them by security.
  • Police Investigating After Fetus Found In Middle Of Koreatown Street

    12/24/2020 4:51:26 PM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 12/23/2020 | CBSLA Staff
    KOREATOWN (CBSLA) — Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were investigating Wednesday evening after a fetus was found in the middle of a Koreatown street. ... When officers arrived on the scene, they found the fetus in the middle of the road. Police initially described the fetus as a 6-month-old infant. ...
  • Is Florida’s massive toll road project destined to crash? | Editorial

    12/24/2020 3:42:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | November 29, 2020 | Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board
    Proponents have called the state’s massive new toll road project a monumental opportunity and a thoughtful plan for smart growth. The 330 miles of new highways will curb interstate congestion, bolster the economy and facilitate hurricane evacuations, they say. In short, the argument goes, the roads would be a good investment. So why is it that so many of the preliminary studies are at best lukewarm on the idea? And the latest reports only add to the list of reasons to reconsider the controversial project. The tolls roads, dubbed the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance, were largely pushed by...
  • Urban Transportation Commission creates working group to form I-35 recommendations

    12/21/2020 3:06:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Austin Monitor ^ | December 16, 2020 | Sean Saldaña
    A Texas A&M Transportation Institute report recently ranked the segment of Interstate 35 that goes through Austin the most congested roadway in the state. This congestion is one of the reasons behind the I-35 Capital Express Project, a multiyear, multibillion-dollar transportation initiative that will add two non-tolled managed lanes in each direction along I-35 from U.S. Highway 290 East to State Highway 71/Ben White Boulevard. The project will also add flyovers at I-35 and U.S. 290. Discussions about the plan were central to last week’s Urban Transportation Commission meeting, which kicked off with a presentation by Austin Transportation Director Robert...