Student arrested at Texas high school with pistol, rifle in his vehicle
Texas police reported on Wednesday that a high school student had been arrested after having what appeared to be a pistol and rifle in his vehicle just one day after an elementary school in the state became the scene of a mass shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead. Police in Richardson, Texas,…news.yahoo.com
Presidio se aprieta el cinturón financiero para el próximo año fiscal – The Big Bend Sentinel
Richardson dijo que la mayor parte del presupuesto de la ciudad se destina a las nóminas de los empleados y que nadie recibirá un aumento este año. “Dije todo el tiempo que lo último que estoy dispuesta a recortar son los salarios y que no vamos a cortarlos”, dijo. Newton y Richardson iban y venían en la reunión explicando por qué la ciudad tiene tanta escasez de efectivo. El otro gran inconveniente: la tasa de seguro para la propiedad de la ciudad aumentó en un 20 por ciento. Si bien la ciudad solo puede gastar este dinero en proyectos específicos, lo más probable es que libere fondos en otros departamentos que la ciudad podría usar como mejor le parezca.bigbendsentinel.com
Con BBRMC en desviación regular, el hospital de Fort Stockton ya no admite pacientes obstétricas de los tres condados, lo que complica el acceso a la atención. – The Big Bend Sentinel
Durante el fin de semana, PCMH informó que tiene 20 pacientes (16 con COVID), dejando solo cinco camas disponibles en el hospital. Muchos hospitales están en desviación, incluidos los hospitales más grandes a los que enviamos a nuestros pacientes a niveles más altos de atención. “No hacemos trabajo de parto y parto aquí. “Tuvimos problemas con él hace varios años, pero ahora está en el punto en el que tiene que ser reparado. BBRMC dice que está abordando activamente esta escasez de enfermeras y que pronto tendrá más enfermeras en el ala de trabajo de parto y parto.bigbendsentinel.com
GALLERY: Duncanville shuts down Richardson; advances to 6A Championships
2 ranked Duncanville forced 18 turnovers against Richardson on Tuesday night en route to a 68-49 UIL 6A State. Behind incredible defense from Damon Nicholas and Juan Reyna as well as an offense that refused to slow down, the Panthers forged their way to the UIL 6A Championship game. This will be the Panthers' fifth appearance in the State Title game where they will play No. Although the season was canceled last year before Duncanville could play their semifinal game in hopes of back-to-back titles, the Panthers have a history of excellence. They never lost a title game winning it all in 1991, 1999, 2007, and 2019.
Ask 2: Will restaurants still require customers, employees to wear masks?
Private businesses and entities have the legal right to require customers and employees to wear a mask. AdGuests and employees have no “constitutional free speech rights in a private business or workspace,” according to restaurant.org. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects an individual’s right to free speech from infringement by the government, but not a private business. He said the department is not interested in arresting people and he urged residents to either wear a mask or take their business elsewhere. “If you go to a business and they tell you to wear a mask, please either wear the mask or decide to take your business elsewhere.
Friday DFW Playoff Hoops Recap
2 DeSoto Rolls to Regional FinalsThanks to a 15-point scoring advantage in the third quarter, (TABC No. 12) Wylie East needed a bucket in the closing seconds of regulation to extend the game against (No. Wylie East is in the Regional Finals for the first time in the program's history. [Frisco Liberty will meet Wylie East in the Regional Final. Time, date and location TBD]Here is the rest of the DFW girls regional semifinal games this weekend.
Frigid temperatures, power outages lead to water problems
The Texas city of Kyle, south of Austin, asked residents Wednesday to suspend water usage until further notice because of a shortage. “We are close to running out of water supply in Kyle.”In Memphis, Tennessee, the power and water company asked residents to reduce their water usage through Friday. Meanwhile, the city's fire department said it has received hundreds of broken water pipe calls since Monday. Austin Water told residents in the southwest section of the city to boil water before using it for drinking or cooking. AdLeaders in Austin and the Houston area asked residents to stop dripping water from their faucets because of a drop in water pressure.
Power outages linger for millions as another icy storm looms
Nearly 3.4 million customers around the U.S. were still without electricity, and some also lost water service. More than 100 million people live in areas covered by some type of winter weather warning, watch or advisory, the weather service said. Weather-related outages have been particularly stubborn in Oregon, where some customers have been without power for almost a week. At the peak of the storm, more than 350,000 customers in the Portland area were in the dark. In Oregon, authorities confirmed Tuesday that four people died in the Portland area of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Winter’s wrath: Bitter cold, no power and a deadly tornado
Even though the store lost power, it was open for cash only sales. Four million people lost power in Mexico. Mayor Sylvester Turner said other warming centers were closed because they lost power. Texas officials said more than 400,000 doses due now will not arrive until at least Wednesday because of the storm. Several cities had record lows: In Minnesota, the Hibbing/Chisholm weather station registered minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 39 degrees Celsius).
Man who made news as teen Chicago police impersonator is now accused of responding to shots fired calls, pulling people over, making TikTok videos in uniform
That day, Richardson, who was still in the uniform and with a gun belt, handcuffs and a scanner, went to the CHA property while driving a black Lincoln sedan, prosecutors said. He pulled over a vehicle, searched the people inside and released them. One of the security guards also asked Richardson that day about his gun — which the guard told investigators appeared to be a replica or BB gun — and Richardson left the area.chicagotribune.com
‘Kid cop’ no longer a kid, charged again with posing as a Chicago police officer
Richardson has a long history of impersonating the police, beginning when he was 14. In that incident, in 2009, he was so convincing that he was assigned a radio and went on patrol with a real officer for more than five hours on the South Side, driving a squad car and even making an arrest before police caught on.chicagotribune.com
Fort Worth police say 6 people died as result of massive pileup on icy Texas interstate involving more than 100 vehicles
“The roadway was so treacherous from the ice that several of the first responders were falling on the scene,” Zavadsky said. Zavadsky said his crews carry a sand and salt mixture in the ambulances, which they used at the scene. AdIn suburban Austin, more than two dozen vehicles were involved in a pileup on an icy highway, and five people were taken to a hospital, emergency officials said. Goss said that smaller disturbances moving through the polar jet stream will bring “a shot of winter weather” into southern portions of the country. He said some areas that don't normally get snowfall will likely see heavy amounts over the next several days.
Cheerleader sues Northwestern University, says she was groped and harassed by drunken fans and that officials tried to ‘cover up’ her complaints, lawsuit alleges
“This is not the highlight, by any means, of my life or time at Northwestern but it is certainly the most impactful,” Richardson, 22, said of her experiences. “While there have been extreme detriments and times where I was very sad and hurt by the actions of the university, I am here, I am bringing the lawsuit forward and I’m going to do what is necessary to ensure other young women don’t experience the same thing that I did.”chicagotribune.com
Man who stormed U.S. Capitol charged with threatening to assassinate Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
A Dallas-area man who joined a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month has been charged with making a death threat in a social media post against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Garret Miller, 34, of Richardson, Texas was arrested earlier this week on multiple charges related to the Capitol riot, according to a federal complaint. The upgraded charge came relatively soon after the initial complaint was filed in Washington, D.C. federal court, Broden said. The threat charge against Miller is based on the claim by prosecutors that he threatened Rep. Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., across state lines on social media. Miller also threatened a Capitol Police officer who shot dead a woman trying to breach the Capitol building during the riot.cnbc.com
Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat
Thursday’s report from the Labor Department said the number of people who are continuing to receive unemployment benefits fell more than 700,000 to 7.76 million. The still-elevated number of jobless claims underscores that a full recovery from the pandemic recession remains far off. Some research suggests that by September, unemployed Americans had spent about two-thirds of what they had saved. The outlook for the economy over the next six months fell particularly hard, according to the Conference Board, a business research group. With roughly 20 million Americans unemployed, the pandemic recession is still causing hardship for many families.
Many more likely sought jobless aid as layoffs remain high
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a customer walks past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas. The Labor Department reported unemployment numbers Thursday, Sept. 3. While the auto and housing industries have made gains, companies across the spectrum from small businesses to hotels, restaurants, airlines and entertainment venues are struggling to survive despite government aid and are still cutting jobs. The most recent layoffs follow the expiration of a $600 weekly federal check that supplied critical support for the unemployed. The Trump administration is providing a $300-a-week benefit to replace it, though some of the unemployed wont qualify.
Texas pushes for kids to return to normal during pandemic
As daycare and youth camps re-open in Texas, operators are following appropriate safety measure to insure kids stay safe from COVID-19. We just didnt want to risk sending him off to day care unnecessarily, she said. The return of child care, summer camps and sports was part of Abbott's Phase 2 of reopening one of the world's largest economies. Abbott said child care facilities should operate under federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. According to Child Care Aware, a nonprofit that advocates for affordable child care, nearly every state is allowing child care facilities to operate on some level.
Officer accused of raping 16-year-old homeless girl in city's outreach program
LOWELL, Massachusetts (KTRK) -- A police officer has been indicted after reports that he raped a 16-year-old girl while working for the city's outreach program, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.Officer Kevin Garneau, 49, was part of the city's outreach program which is geared toward providing assistance for homeless people and those with substance abuse issues. I acted as soon as we were made aware of these allegations. She also claimed that the officer threw cash at her and told her to get help after each alleged incident.The DA's office says the allegations came to light in January 2019. An investigation was launched immediately, according to WFXT Garneau is a 19-year veteran of the police department. He was released on personal recognizance, given a GPS monitor and ordered to stay away from the victim.abc13.com