GOP lawmakers ask Illinois State Police for more details on how it handled report on alleged Highland Park shooter
Republican state lawmakers are pushing Illinois State Police for a more detailed account of how the agency handled a report from local police about the man who would allegedly go on to commit a deadly mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade.chicagotribune.com
Paralyzed Highland Park Shooting Victim, 8, Is ‘Hopeless’ and ‘in Constant Pain,’ Family Says
via GoFundMeIn the wake of the Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting, the story of 8-year-old Cooper Roberts’ survival was embraced by many following updates on the boy’s recovery.And more than a month after the massacre, Roberts is long out of intensive care—but his family says he is now in “constant pain” and “hopeless, sad, and angry” at the realization he is paralyzed.In a sobering and gut-wrenching statement released Tuesday, the Roberts family said they want people to see the unews.yahoo.com
Alleged Highland Park July 4 parade shooter indicted on 117 felony charges
Crimo, 21, already faced seven counts of first-degree murder for the shootings. The indictments announced Wednesday add an additional 14 counts of first-degree murder for a total of 21 — three counts for each of the seven people killed.chicagotribune.com
Cameron wardens had busy Fourth, made 224 boat inspections
Texas Game Wardens, as usual, were busy over the Fourth of July holiday. Among them were Cameron County wardens, who made 224 boat inspections, issued 35 warnings, wrote 31 citations and made two arrests, one for Boating While Intoxicated and a second for an outstanding Cameron County warrant. “It was way overloaded,” said Cameron County Game Warden Calvin Atkinson, who arrived at the scene after the initial contact by another team of wardens. Willacy County game wardens conducted a boating rescue just outside Port Mansfield Harbor over the holiday weekend. Game wardens rescued four occupants who were in the water without personal floatation devices.myrgv.com
SW Virginia flood damages homes, prompts rescues
Flooding in remote southwest Virginia has damaged more than 100 homes and left some 40 people unaccounted for, authorities said Wednesday. Many of the people may be in areas that are difficult to reach, and no deaths or injuries were reported. (July 14)news.yahoo.com
Cooper Roberts, an 8-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down after being wounded at the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park, is back to critical condition. He's the son of Zion Elementary School District 6 Superintendent Keely Roberts, who was at the parade with Cooper and his twin brother Luke, when shooting erupted. All three were shot.chicagotribune.com
Extended moment of silence marks a week since Highland Park shooting: ‘For us, this will be like Sept. 11 was for New York’
A crowd of more than 450 people stood in downtown Highland Park going silent without any signal at 10:14 a.m., which is when the shooting started a week before, paying its respects to those killed and injured and comforting each other.chicagotribune.com
A week later, Highland Park residents gather at services and memorials to reflect on shooting that ‘created a thread to connect us’
Across Highland Park on Sunday, residents gathered for religious services and memorials, reflecting on the senseless loss of seven lives during a Fourth of July parade last week.chicagotribune.com
As Highland Park sits in the national spotlight, its residents want you to know a few things
On the Fourth of July, a gunman killed and wounded dozens during the holiday parade in Highland Park, a suburb on the North Shore of Chicago. In the days following the tragedy, it was portrayed in some of the news coverage as a gentle Mayberry, international press fixed affluent to its name and front pages somehow imagined a utopia. But Highland Park has never been a monolithic place.chicagotribune.com
Highland Park parade shooter posted anti-Asian, anti-Black sentiments days before July 4 massacre
Robert Crimo, the 21-year-old man who opened fire and killed multiple people during the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, posted anti-Asian and anti-Black sentiments days before the incident. During the investigation, authorities unearthed some of Crimo’s past online activity, including his posts on Documenting Reality, a forum where members share graphic images and videos of death and gore.news.yahoo.com
Belongings left behind after Highland Park parade shooting
Those attending Highland Park's Fourth of July parade left behind many personal items in the rush to flee the scene. Their belongings are slowly being released by law enforcement as their investigation of Monday's mass shooting continues.chicagotribune.com
More than 300 have sought counseling offered by Highland Park area school districts after parade mass shooting
In the wake of the July 4 mass shooting which claimed the lives of seven people in Highland Park, Township High School District 113 provided counseling services to more than 300 students, staff and community members.chicagotribune.com
Disney resort alleged rape: Florida man seen on security camera forcing himself on woman by hotel bar: police
A man from Florida is charged with raping a woman near the bar at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort the night after security had to separate him and his wife after a fight at the hotel.news.yahoo.com
Highland Park mayor: People said they could tell by looking at mass shooting victims which were unlikely to survive based on 'unbelievable violence' they endured
Seven people have died as a result of the mass shooting that occurred in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday. Dozens more are injured.news.yahoo.com
Suspect charged in Highland Park shooting
The man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder for opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including two high-powered rifles, despite authorities being called to his home twice in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide. (July 5)news.yahoo.com
Watch live: Officials provide update on suspect in deadly mass shooting in Illinois
Police say Robert E. Crimo, the suspected gunman who targeted an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, fired more than 70 rounds and evaded initial capture by blending into the fleeing crowd, disguising himself in women’s clothing. Crimo was originally identified as a person of interest, but authorities said formal charges are expected to be filed later Tuesday.
Doctor says Fourth of July shooting victims were ‘blown up’ from gunfire
A doctor at the scene of the shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., said the victims were “blown up” from the gunfire, causing “unspeakable” injuries. David Baum and his wife Debra Baum attended the parade to see their grandson march with a toy lawnmower. David told CNN’s John Berman on…news.yahoo.com
Highland Park parade-goer mistook gunshots for fireworks until a 13-year-old who had done active shooter drills realized what was happening and hit the ground 'sobbing'
The Highland Park shooting witness told CNN he "stood for another like couple of seconds in disbelief because I didn't see the carnage."news.yahoo.com
Brittney Griner’s wife calls for White House to do more to free WNBA star held in Russia
Basketball star Brittney Griner sent a letter to President Biden, after 138 days of detention in Russia following her arrest on accusation of attempted drug smuggling. Griner's wife, Cherelle, joins “CBS Mornings” to share how the WNBA star is doing, and what she wants the Biden administration to do to free Brittney.news.yahoo.com
Netflix’s ‘Girl in the Picture’ Is the Most Twisted True-Crime Documentary of the Year
NetflixThere’s so much crazy and evil in the world that streaming platforms will never run out of material for true crime documentaries. Girl in the Picture (July 6) is the latest chapter in Netflix’s never-ending investigation into all things depressing, shameful and baffling, recounting a jaw-dropping saga of kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, and multiple identities that piles twist upon outrageous twist. What it tells us about mankind’s penchant for wretchedness won’t open anyone’s eyes, butnews.yahoo.com
Victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park
A mass shooting during the Highland Park Independence Day parade now claimed the lives of seven people and left some two dozen others injured, ranging in age from 8 to 85 years old. Authorities have identified six of the seven dead as: Katherine Goldstein, 64, of Highland Park; Irina McCarthy, 35, of Highland Park; Kevin McCarthy, 37, of Highland Park; Jacquelyn “Jacki” Sundheim, 63, of Highland Park; Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78, of Morelos, Mexico and Stephen Straus, 88, of Highland Park.chicagotribune.com
PHOTOS/ VIDEOS: Aftermath of deadly mass shooting at Fourth of July parade in northern Chicago suburb
A day that was supposed to be filled with laughter quickly turned into fear after a rooftop shooter targeted a crowd of people attending a Fourth of July Parade Monday in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, according to law enforcement.
AAA Texas Independence Day travel forecast. Here’s what to expect, best times to travel
Americans are feeling the heat at the gas pump, but studies show that won’t keep them parked. According to AAA Texas, 42 million Americans will hit the roads this Fourth of July weekend, despite the high gas prices.
A new way for families to spend the Fourth of July
Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, we’re live to show you a new way for your family to spend the Fourth of July. We’re live as setup is underway for the 2022 Liberty Fest in Southwest Houston. We’ll introduce you to the food vendors, get a demonstration from a Shakira look-a-like performer, plus the best way for you and your family to catch the fireworks! That’s Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.
‘Freedom Over Texas’: Entertainment lineup, more details released for ‘in-person’ return of July 4 celebration
Mayor Sylvester Turner was joined by various community leaders and sponsors at City Hall Tuesday to announce details for the in-person return of Houston’s official Fourth of July celebration, “Freedom Over Texas.”
What exactly was Mark Zuckerberg riding in that viral Fourth of July video?
If you’ve been scrolling around on social media this month, then you may have noticed that over the Fourth of July weekend, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was riding on some sort of wakeboard on a lake with an American flag in tow.
Is it legal to shoot off fireworks where you live?
From Harris County to Galveston County, each has its own set of firework laws enforced by the county fire marshall and/or law enforcement. If you have questions regarding your areas’ fireworks laws, check with your nearest city hall or county office. Here’s what each Houston-area county stand on fireworks:Harris CountyFireworks, whether sold or discharged are legal in unincorporated areas. Fort Bend CountyAccording to Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office, fireworks are legal in unincorporated areas. Many Galveston County cities have prohibited fireworks, including Dickinson and Galveston, according to the Galveston County Daily News.
Holiday weekend forecast: Hazy and humid with a dash of storms
Sunday will see another day of mid to upper 90s, feeling more like the low 100s so be ready for some shade and A/C, you’ll need it in the afternoon! Expect a VERY slight rain chance tonight with higher chances tomorrow into Monday and the highest rain chance for the week on Tuesday. Storms for Mon-Tue before more heat moves in late weekFor today plan to drink plenty of water as the actual temperature heads fairly quickly into the upper 80s and low 90s before topping out in the upper 90s this afternoon. Sunday 10-day forecastThe rain chances increase as we start the week into Wednesday, which will drop our high temperatures into the low 90s for a couple of days. We start drying out by Wednesday and that means the temperatures will head back up to the upper 90s by next weekend.