North Carolina man gets death sentence in daughter's killing
A North Carolina man has been sentenced to death for the 2019 murder of his teenage daughter, according to the local prosecutor's office. The Union County District Attorney's Office said in a news release Friday that a jury handed the sentence down after about three hours of deliberations following the three-week trial of 35-year-old Joshua Lee Burgess. Burgess killed his 15-year-old daughter, Zaria, after “psychologically and sexually torturing her for 22 hours," the news release said.news.yahoo.com
Rivian electric car plant blasted by foes at Georgia meeting
Opponents trying to derail a $5 billion, 7,500-job electric truck plant in Georgia dominated a state meeting this week that was meant to gather suggestions on how to design the plant to mitigate any impact on the environment. The state assumed oversight over the Rivian Automotive project after opponents overwhelmed Morgan County planning and zoning officials. The plant was announced by the company and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in December, and is the biggest single industrial project in state history.news.yahoo.com
Ex-trooper pleads not guilty in motorist's severe beating
A former Louisiana State Police trooper pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a federal charge in the 2019 video recorded beating of a man whose injuries included a broken jaw and broken ribs. Jacob Brown is charged with “deprivation of rights under color of law” in the beating of Aaron Bowman following a north Louisiana traffic stop. Brown’s September indictment came amid federal scrutiny of other troopers who punched, stunned and dragged another Black motorist, Ronald Greene, before he died in custody.news.yahoo.com
The ranking police officer in the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene denied having body camera footage for two years, according to an AP report
Police initially said that Greene died in a car crash; they later said he died on the way to the hospital. Video of the arrest was published by the AP.news.yahoo.com
A fly in the salad, roaches on flour and South Florida restaurants closed by inspection
When a fly lands on the hat of the state inspector giving your restaurant the once over, the rest of the inspection probably defines “superfluous.” We’ve got that little snippet of South Florida restaurant life and others on this week’s Sick and Shut Down List.news.yahoo.com
‘My baby has been shot.’ Boy, 1, critically injured in road-rage shooting near Grant Park on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago police say
A 1-year-old boy was in critical condition after being shot in the right temple while in a car traveling north on Lake Shore Drive near Grant Park on Tuesday morning, according to Chicago police. The shooting was motivated by road rage, police said.chicagotribune.com
Homeschooling doubled from pandemic’s start to last fall
The rate of households homeschooling their children doubled from the start of the pandemic last spring to the start of the new school year last September, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report released this week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)ORLANDO, Fla. – The rate of households homeschooling their children doubled from the start of the pandemic last spring to the start of the new school year last September, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report released this week. Last spring, about 5.4% of all U.S. households with school-aged children were homeschooling them, but that figure rose to 11% by last fall, according to the bureau's Household Pulse Survey. Black households saw the largest jump in rates of homeschooling, going from 3.3% in the spring to 16.1% in the fall. Even Massachusetts, which has some of the nation's best public schools, went from 1.5% of households to 12.1% of households with school-aged children homeschooling.
Group of Black female doctors combat vaccine inequity in North Carolina
For psychiatrist Nerissa Price, helping the homeless on the streets of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a calling. Answering it is more urgent than ever, with the rush to vaccinate those at greatest risk. Price is one of six African American doctors from WakeMed Health and Hospitals who are chipping away at vaccine inequities in North Carolina's hardest hit ZIP code. "We'll do this in memory of him," Price told Peeples-Bin as she received her vaccine. "God bless you all to come into this community to take care of people," Peeples-Bin said.cbsnews.com
Sears stalls for months replacing woman’s leaky fridge under warranty
“I’m tired of mopping up water,” Rose said. At 82 years old and after a stroke and recent seizures, she’s in no shape to deal with the faulty appliance. Sears is now getting Rose’s mother a replacement refrigerator. Warning about service agreements and warrantiesYou should know that warranty packages on appliances and electronics are rarely worth it. If Rose’s mom had saved the money she paid Sears every year, she would have had about $8,000-- plenty to buy her own new fridge and avoid the hassle she got from Sears.
US homes sales rise 2.4% in August
Sales of new homes jumped again in July, rising 13.9% as the housing market continues to gain traction following a spring downturn caused by pandemic-related lockdowns. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday, Aug. 25, that Julys gain propelled sales of new homes to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 901,000. – Sales of existing homes rose 2.4% in August to its highest level since 2006 as the housing market recovers from a widespread shutdown in the spring brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6 million homes sold last month. Historically, the Realtor group says, first-time buyers have made up about 40% of the primary residence home buyers in the market.
$60K raised for Houston mother of 4 evicted, forced to live in car, according to GoFundMe effort
Without government assistance, a single mother and her four children were forced to live in their car after being evicted amid an economic crisis as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a GoFundMe account asking or help or the mom. According to Monroe, Madrigal was laid off at the start of the pandemic and denied unemployment and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The mother of four was unable to find work for several months but once she did, it was too late. Madrigal and her children -- ranging in age from one to 11 years old -- were evicted from their home. Monroe describes Madrigal as a hardworking, optimistic, and brave mother who was unfortunately failed by the United States’ response to the pandemic.
Suspected tornado damages homes and airport in Louisiana
The city of Monroe, Louisiana, and several parishes have already been hit, possibly by tornadoes. Tyrone Dickens was heard saying on his Facebook livestream as he toured the area in his car. An unconfirmed tornado tore through the city of Monroe just before noon on Sunday. Look what this tornado have done Posted by Tyrone Dickens on Sunday, April 12, 2020At least 20 homes were heavily damaged. Saw tornado wrapped in rain right after crossed it crossed I-20 near Arcadia.cbsnews.com
Christmas tree prices rise as drought and fire hit crops and farms close
It's the focal point of a magical holiday for many American families: the Christmas tree, adorned with ornaments and bright lights. And hundreds of U.S. Christmas tree farms have closed in recent years as growers deal with tighter supply, shifting consumer preferences and climate change. But recovery for tree farmers from extreme weather is especially difficult, since a single disaster could wipe out a harvest for a decade. Last year, the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, California, and burned a Christmas tree farm to the ground. The fire occurred just months after three other Christmas tree farms were wiped out in Northern California.cnbc.com
Dad used son as human shield during shooting, prosecutors say
NAFES MONROEEMBED >More News Videos Suspect in custody in 11-month-old's shooting; family speaks out. "He was using counterfeit money to purchase drugs, knowing that counterfeit money is something that is very upsetting to drug dealers, and when they find out that they're being burned with counterfeit money, they act violently. This was not the first instance of Mr. Monroe using counterfeit money," said Anthony Voci with the district attorney's office. "Even after the shooting, Voci said Monroe didn't rush his son to the hospital. He has since been charged with reckless endangering another person and endangering the welfare of a child.abc13.com
New York judge orders Trump to pay $2 million over charitable foundation
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana, U.S., November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Leah MillisNEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Thursday ordered U.S. President Donald Trump to pay $2 million for misusing his namesake charitable foundation, resulting in funds being distributed to his 2016 presidential campaign. Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the state Supreme Court in Manhattan said the payment should go to a group of non-profit organizations because the foundation, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, has been dissolved. Trumps foundation had the subject of a June 2018 lawsuit by the New York attorney general at the time, Barbara Underwood, against Trump and his adult children Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka. Underwood filed suit after a 21-month probe that she said had uncovered extensive unlawful political coordination between the foundation and the campaign.feeds.reuters.com
Trump ordered by New York judge to pay $2 million over charitable foundation
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana, U.S., November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Leah MillisNEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Thursday ordered U.S. President Donald Trump to pay $2 million for misusing his namesake charitable foundation, resulting in funds being distributed to his 2016 Presidential campaign. Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the state supreme court in Manhattan said the payment should go to a group of non-profit organizations because the foundation, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, has been dissolved.feeds.reuters.com
Houston hits a home run on housing prices
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- When it comes to the battle between Houston and New York, there's no comparison when it comes to home prices.There are many differences in being an Astros fans versus a Yankees fan. "We've got an elevator shaft in this house," Monroe explained.At around $1.5 million, Monroe said a New Yorker might not believe it. "At 4,000 square feet with a backyard, Monroe says this home would sell for a lot more in NYC. There's another reason as well that New Yorkers know is only a few weeks away. "We're not shoveling snow," Monroe said.abc13.com
Jeff Lewis 2-Year-Old Daughter Is Expelled From Her School Because of Him
Jeff Lewis says his actions are to blame for his 2-year-old daughter, Monroe, being expelled from her Montessori school. I was kind of hoping that maybe Monroe did so something like she bit someone or threw sand in someones face, he quipped. Lewis noted that he relayed the incident to his former partner, Gage Edward, whom he said lost his s**t. Edward called the school and then called Lewis back, yelling at him for threatening the headmistress. Gage was really, really upset and he did yell at me and he did say some things that he probably regrets now, Lewis quipped. RELATED CONTENT:'Flipping Out' Star Jeff Lewis Splits From Gage Edward'Flipping Out': Jeff Lewis Gets Shut Down by Accountability Coach Teddi Mellencamp (Exclusive)'Flipping Out' Star Jeff Lewis Shares Photo of Daughter Monroe at 12 Days Old: 'She's Still Alive!'
Waterproof casts saving summer for local kids
Minnock spearheaded the effort to make the waterproof casts available. The waterproof casts are not an option for everyone. He was happy a waterproof cast was available. Minnock says the waterproof casts tend to smell a little better and patients often need fewer visits to change their cast. While some private practices do charge more for a waterproof cast, Children's Hospital is offering them at no additional cost.