Slain Indiana officer's fiancée recalls her life at funeral
An eastern Indiana police officer who died last week after being shot in the head during an August traffic stop was remembered by her fiancée Monday during her funeral as an upbeat person who was the love of her life. Hundreds of mourners, many of them police officers, filled Richmond High School for services for Officer Seara Burton, 28.news.yahoo.com
GOP AGs push Visa, Mastercard, AmEx not to track gun sales
A group of Republican attorneys general are pushing the major payment networks _ Visa, Mastercard and American Express _ to drop their plans to start tracking sales at gun stores, arguing the plans could infringe on consumer privacy and push legal gun sales out of the mainstream financial network.
Indiana officer who was shot in head is moved to hospice
An eastern Indiana police officer who was shot in the head during a traffic stop has been moved to hospice care after being taken off life support at a hospital, her department said. Richmond police Officer Seara Burton, 28, was transferred to a hospice facility in the Richmond area Saturday, the department said. “She will continue receiving excellent care and be surrounded by her family,” the department said in a Facebook post.news.yahoo.com
Indiana cop shot in head hangs on after life support removed
An eastern Indiana police officer shot in the head during a traffic stop was taken off life support Thursday but she remained alive with vital signs that were stable, her department said. Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton, 28, has been treated at a hospital in Dayton, Ohio, since being shot on Aug. 10. "At this time Officer Burton is still alive and surrounded by family," the department said in a news release posted on Facebook Thursday afternoon.news.yahoo.com
Harvick wins again; NASCAR playoff picture remains muddled
Kevin Harvick may be stamping himself as the man to beat in NASCAR. The 2014 series champion took the lead from Joey Logano with 66 laps to go and held off Christopher Bell at Richmond Raceway on Sunday for his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series victory. Harvick, who ended a 65-race drought last week at Michigan, won for the 60th time, the fourth time at Richmond and first time on the 0.75-mile oval since 2013.news.yahoo.com
Brutal video: Man punched, kicked to ground by 3 suspects, including teen, during carjacking at west Houston apartment complex, HPD says
Surveillance video of a man being brutally jumped by three carjacking suspects at an apartment complex has been released in efforts to identify those involved, according to the Houston Police Department.
Fort Bend County judge, officials address ERCOT’S request to conserve electricity, put plan in place
Fort Bend County Judge KP George, along with Fort Bend County officials, held a news conference Monday to address Fort Bend County residents on the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas’ request for consumers to conserve energy.
Daughter of Blue Jays 1B coach died in Va. tubing accident
The 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating accident in Virginia over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James River in Richmond on Saturday, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Paige Pearson said. As news of the accident spread, a vigil was held Sunday night at Glen Allen High School, where Budzinski was a rising senior and played soccer and other sports.news.yahoo.com
Heat wave keeps Midwest and South in its sticky grip
People are flocking to pools, beaches and cooling centers in a swath of the Midwest and South spanning from northern Florida to the Great Lakes, as a heat wave pushed temperatures into the 90s and beyond and may have caused the deaths of at least two people in the Milwaukee area.
Texas’ grid operator told a power plant to delay repairs ahead of a May heat wave. It was among six that crashed.
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Texas’ grid operator told a power plant to delay repairs ahead of a May heat wave. It was among six that crashed. – Houston Public Media
Climate change and other factors are shortening the window when aging Texas power plants can make repairs to run at full strength in hot summer months.houstonpublicmedia.org
Biden's White House senior adviser called ‘Squad’ members ‘f---ing idiots’: book
A new book being published by a pair of New York Times reporters writes that White House Office of Public Engagement Director and Senior Adviser Cedric Richmond referred to two prominent members of "the Squad" as "f---ing idiots."news.yahoo.com
Fort Bend County DA: ‘Gangs have targeted our communities, and we have targeted gangs’
Fort Bend District Attorney Brian Middleton made it clear during a press conference Tuesday that while crime is on the rise across the nation, so are the local efforts to fight back against it, especially in his county. He made bold statements, sending stern messages to violent offenders who are putting the community at risk: it’s all coming to an end.
Judge sides with 12 disabled kids seeking masks in schools
A federal judge has ruled that an executive order and new Virginia law allowing parents to opt their children out of classroom COVID-19 mask mandates cannot prevent 12 vulnerable students from seeking a “reasonable modification” that could include a requirement that their classmates wear masks. Confusion, pushback from school districts, and litigation quickly followed.news.yahoo.com
Vernardos Circus reinventing classic American circus tradition
The Venardos Circus is a Broadway-style circus production in an intimate red/white striped tent that features amazing performers much in the vein of The Greatest Showman - Cirque du Soleil style, acrobatics, aerialists, and much more. They are back in Richmond, however these will be their first performances in the tent unlike their traditional setting.
Ransomware gang says it has hacked 49ers football team
The San Francisco 49ers have been hit by a ransomware attack, with cyber criminals claiming they stole some of the football team's financial data. The ransomware gang BlackByte recently posted some of the purportedly stolen team documents on a dark web site in a file marked "2020 Invoices." The team, which is among the most valuable and storied franchises in the NFL and lost a close playoff game two week ago, said in a statement Sunday that it recently became aware of a “network security incident" that had disrupted some of its corporate IT network systems.news.yahoo.com
Deputy Virginia AG resigns over posts lauding Jan. 6 rioters
A state official says a deputy Virginia attorney general has resigned after The Washington Post raised questions about social media comments the newspaper reported she made about the 2020 election, the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and other matters.
Va. Republicans block gay marriage, voting rights proposals
Republicans in the Virginia House defeated measures Tuesday that would have let voters decide whether to strip legally outdated language prohibiting gay marriage from the state Constitution and automatically restore the voting rights of felons who have served their terms. Both proposed constitutional amendments passed the General Assembly last year when Democrats controlled the legislature. Similar measures are still alive in the Senate, but the House, which is now narrowly controlled by Republicans, would need to reverse its position for them to succeed.news.yahoo.com
Virginia Republicans push for changes in marijuana law
Newly empowered Republican lawmakers in Virginia who opposed legalizing simple possession of marijuana say they don’t want to scrap the law, but they do want to make significant changes. Republicans have filed at least eight bills that call for amendments to the 2021 law that legalized adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and laid the ground work for retail sales to begin in 2024. “The overriding top-tier concern is that we have to have a regulatory structure in place for retail sales that does not encourage the black market," said Garren Shipley, a spokesperson for House Speaker Todd Gilbert.news.yahoo.com
‘Equivalent to the n-word’: Woman kicked out of Richmond store for using Cantonese slang term
An Asian woman was asked to leave a store in Richmond, Canada, after she allegedly used a Cantonese term to describe a white person as a "ghost man" or "foreign devil." Eugene Ho was accompanying his girlfriend's mother to a Shaw store in Richmond Centre shopping mall in November 2021 when the incident occurred, according to Richmond News. Ho wrote about their experience at the store in a Facebook post last month.news.yahoo.com
With new AG, Virginia takes new position on abortion case
Virginia’s new attorney general has altered the state’s position on a closely watched abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court, with his office now saying it should be left to individual states to decide on restrictions. When Democrat Mark Herring was attorney general, the state joined more than 20 other states in a brief filed in September urging the justices to declare unconstitutional Mississippi’s law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Herring was a strong supporter of abortion rights.news.yahoo.com
Fort Bend Co. judge explains new elections process, addresses mail ballot application discrepancies
Fort Bend County Judge KP George held a press conference Friday afternoon to raise awareness of the new election process following the passing of Senate Bill 1 and address concerns over mail ballot application discrepancies.
🔒 Slurp-worthy selections: The best ramen destinations in Houston, according to local noodle fanatics
Cool winter days call for steamy, intensely comforting bowls of first-rate ramen. Luckily, Houston is home to some seriously slurp-worthy ramen shops where you can find classic ramen as well inspired adaptations like stir-fry, curry and barbecue ramen. The biggest problem, if we can even it call it that, is the sheer number of ramen noodle denizens in our great city. Which ramen restaurants serve the best of the best? We asked locals where they go to get incredible ramen in the Houston-area, and they delivered.
Judy Chicago, founding mother of feminist art
She's been an artistic chameleon for more than six decades. Now, at 82, Judy Chicago is being celebrated with her first career retrospective, at San Francisco's de Young Museum. Correspondent Martha Teichner talked with Chicago about how she gave up being like "one of the boys" in a male-dominated art world, to forge her own identity; her landmark piece, "The Dinner Party"; and the subsequent work that has defined her as an artist of unusual breadth.news.yahoo.com
Experts open time capsule found at Gen. Lee statue site
Conservation experts in Virginia’s capital Tuesday pulled buttons, coins, documents and other artifacts from a time capsule found in the remnants of a pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The lead conservator for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Kate Ridgway, said that the measurements and material, copper, match historical accounts, so they believe it’s the 1887 time capsule they’ve been looking for. Conservators had already made several cuts before the media was invited to observe Ridgway make the final cut.news.yahoo.com
Again, crews find apparent time capsule at Lee statue site
Crews wrapping up the removal Monday of a giant pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond found what appeared to be a second and long-sought-after time capsule, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said. The governor tweeted photos of a box being removed from the site and said conservators were studying the artifact. News accounts described its dozens of donated artifacts, including Confederate memorabilia.news.yahoo.com
Search to resume for 1887 time capsule under Lee monument
The spot in Virginia where a towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once stood over Richmond's tree-lined Monument Avenue is now just a pile of boulders, rubble and sand. “We know what to be on the lookout for,” said Devon Henry, the contractor who took down the statue and its pedestal. Henry spoke the day after one of the more anti-climactic moments in historic preservation: State conservators spent five hours gingerly prying open a corroded lead box that some believed — or at least hoped — was the 1887 time capsule.news.yahoo.com