National Harbor offers water, walkability and a Ferris wheel
WHERE WE LIVE | The Prince George's County community may be the only neighborhood in the D.C. area where residents can walk to the Potomac River waterfront, its marina, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and a giant Ferris wheel.washingtonpost.com
Pregnant hairstylist, 29, who was ‘always smiling’ fatally shot in Park Manor. ‘She didn’t deserve this,’ her mother said.
Patrick was shot multiple times by two males Wednesday evening as she sat in a parked car in the 7400 block of South Vincennes in Park Manor, Chicago police said.chicagotribune.com
A motorcycle-riding lawyer searches Guatemala’s remotest corners to reunite families separated by the U.S.
More than four years after the Trump administration began separating migrant families at the U.S. border, Eriberto Pop searches Guatemala’s jungle and mountain villages for lost parents; 275 are still missing.washingtonpost.com
Police chief says Minnesota officer who fatally shot Black man intended to fire Taser, not handgun; protests continue for 2nd night
Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot a Black man in a traffic stop over the weekend.chicagotribune.com
UH alum creates Washd, a contactless mobile car wash and cleaning service
HOUSTON – Once busy sales professional and UH alum Isaiah Garcia realized there was a great need for zero-contact services in this current climate. That’s how the mobile car wash and cleaning company Washd began! Washd comes directly to the customer anywhere in the Houston area, and the company’s main goal is to keep your car clean while letting you focus on more important things in your life. The team can clean your car the same day, or you can also make an appointment for a future date. Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with Washd founder Isaiah Garcia about their user-friendly services.
Man shot while sitting in passenger seat of car on Houston’s south side, police say
HOUSTON – Police said they are trying to find who shot and killed a man while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a car on Houston’s south side Monday. The deadly shooting happened on Arbor Street and Emancipation Avenue around 12:30 a.m., police said. According to investigators, they are unsure whether the shooter ran up to the car or if the shooter was in another car when the shots were fired. Police said the driver of the car the victim was in was gone when officers arrived. Investigators said the witnesses who heard the shooting are being interviewed.
Get these items out of your car ahead of freezing temperatures
Many of us have spent the last few days preparing for our temperatures to become even more bitterly cold. Hopefully, you’ve taken steps to make sure your family, your pets, and your home are ready for the frigid weather. Before you settle in to ride out this winter blast though, you should check the inside of your car to make sure you didn’t accidentally leave something outside that could cause an expensive mess.
2 dead, 2 critically hurt when vehicle plunges off Stevenson
The car was heading north on the Stevenson when it hit a concrete wall on the northbound side of the expressway, then went over a concrete median, according to preliminary information released by Trooper Omoayena Williams, a state police spokesman. The car then fell off the interstate and hit a light pole before stopping at Archer Avenue and Robinson Street.chicagotribune.com
Orland Park police continue probe into shooting, have ‘viable leads’
Police believe the car from which several shots were fired is a Ford Fusion with spike rims and heavily tinted windows. Mitchell said investigators are looking over images captured from video security cameras in the intersection of 143rd Street and Will-Cook Road, where the shooting took place a little after noon on Wednesday.chicagotribune.com
Round Lake Beach man charged with aggravated battery in fatal stolen-car confrontation in Volo; ‘Get on the ground or I’ll shoot you’
Authorities have not yet said who initially possessed the gun, or what caused the confrontation to escalate. Monday’s hearing did not cast any light on how Glover happened to locate his stolen car, or whether there was any prior relationship between Glover and the teens. Prosecutors declined to comment on details other than those divulged in court.chicagotribune.com
Man found shot to death in parked car in Calumet Heights
Officers responded to a report of a suspicious car in an alley and discovered the body with multiple gunshot wounds at about 12 p.m. at the 9300 block of South Oglesby Ave., police said. The car was parked near Advocate Trinity Hospital.chicagotribune.com
1 killed, 4 injured when driver runs red light in Chatham, Chicago police say
Also in the SUV was a 51-year-old man who suffered minor cuts and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. As was a woman, 52, who was unconscious and was taken to the University of Chicago in good condition. Another woman in her 50s in the SUV suffered minor injuries and was under observation at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.chicagotribune.com
Now is a good time to sell your car. Heres why.
Used car inventories at dealerships across the country are way down and they need cars to sell. According to the Wall Street Journal, some car dealerships are turning to individuals selling their vehicles online to make offers. Vehicle auction company Manheim said the average price paid for a used car in April was $12,548. In June, the average price had jumped up $2,347 to $14,895. It means dealerships are doling out more money for used cars to fill up their lots.
How to keep your car in tip-top shape even while sitting still
HOUSTON Are you about to go on a long vacation? Or maybe your car hasnt moved as much, because youve been working from home? Traffic Expert Anavid Reyes spoke with AAA to get some tips to keep your car in tip-top shape even while sitting idle. In general, if your car hasnt moved for quite some time, it is best to make sure you pop open that hood before you hit the road again. According to experts at AAA, here is what you need to keep in mind:
Car insurance companies are sitting on $600 million COVID-19 windfall
HOUSTON – Auto insurers are sitting on a COVID windfall of at least $600 million dollars because of reduced driving during the pandemic. KPRC 2 reported in April how several car insurance companies offered rebates to customers averaging about $60. Nearly one in three of the top 40 auto insurers in Texas are offering no credit or refund to customers. Most of those offering no refund are companies serving higher-risk drivers with no credit or low credit scores. These are the auto insurance companies in Texas’ top 40 auto insurers who haven’t given consumers any sort of refund during the pandemic:
Here are 2 ways to save money on car insurance
HOUSTON If your car is collecting more dust and pollen than miles these days because you're working from home, there are a couple of ways you can save some money. Suspend your policyCall your insurer and ask if you can suspend your policy if youre working from home and not driving at all. Switch to a Pleasure PolicyMims says switch to a pleasure policy is a safer option. SavingsKPRC 2 discovered that switching a Geico policy insuring a 2017 BMW X1 from a commuter vehicle to a pleasure vehicle, driving 5,000 miles annually, we would save $121.60 a year. If you do switch your policy status while youre working from home, dont forget to change it back when you return to your normal commute.
What you ‘auto’ know about car financing before buying a new or used vehicle
Houston – All this week, we are filling you in on what you “auto” know about buying a new or used car. In this segment, we’re talking about financing and a Houston woman who claims one dealership switched her lender without her knowledge. She then took the preapproval letter to Joe Myers Toyota. Williams believes Joe Myers gave her loan to Capital One instead of her credit union because the dealership received more money from Capital One in incentives. - If you secure financing or plan to use a bank or credit union to finance a vehicle, do all of the paperwork with that lender.