Netflix announces new movie about heartwarming viral Thanksgiving story of grandmother accidentally inviting stranger to dinner
Netflix’s Strong Black Lead announced Thursday that the streaming service was officially making a movie about the viral moment between Arizona grandmother Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton.
In NYC's furthest flung neighborhood, vaccine a tough sell
If there’s one place where people could fear the coronavirus more than a vaccination needle, it's the Far Rockaway section of Queens: Nearly 460 residents of the seaside neighborhood have died of COVID-19. As of Monday, only 29% of people living Far Rockaway’s ZIP code, 11691, had received even one vaccine dose, according to data from the New York City Health Department. The situation in the community of around 67,000 people illustrates the challenges facing health officials in many places as they try to overcome hesitancy fueled by mistrust, misinformation and fear.news.yahoo.com
Confession: Husband kneeled on Jessica Edwards' back and neck until she stopped moving; read arrest warrant
May 24—The man charged in the death of his wife, Jessica Edwards, told police that she died during a physical confrontation, when he kneeled on her back and neck until she eventually stopped moving, according to a South Windsor police affidavit released today. Tahj Hutchinson, 22, 5 Cinnamon Springs, South Windsor, told police he later put Edwards' body in the back of his Jeep Grand Cherokee, ...news.yahoo.com
A behind-the-scenes look at how Kolache Factory makes their delicious breakfast pastries
HOUSTON – National Kolache Day is on Monday 3/1, and if you are from Houston – you’re probably no stranger to the delicious breakfast pastry. A little back story: Kolache Factory was founded in 1982 in Houston by John and Jerri Banks, who identified a need for a fresh, high quality breakfast that could be eaten “on the run.”Now each location has more than 25 flavors for customers to choose from daily, including a variety of traditional pastries like cinnamon rolls, croissants, strudel niks and other delicious treats. For National Kolache Day every customer at every store nationwide can celebrate with a free fruit or cream cheese kolache from open to close (6 a.m.–2 p.m.) or while supplies last. Kolaches have turned out to be the perfect pandemic comfort food, and Lauren Kelly got a behind the scenes look at Kolache Factory in Katy from master baker, Hermann Gruebler.
Assailant asks for the time, stabs stranger with a box cutter and steals wallet on CTA Red Line train in Uptown, police say
The stranger “wanted to know the time but became aggressive and began to stab the victim,” according to the statement. The man suffered injuries to the throat, hand and right thigh, police said. The man with the box cutter then took the 45-year-old’s wallet and ran away once the train stopped at the Argyle station, 1118 W. Argyle Ave. in Uptown.chicagotribune.com
Alt-weeklies thought theyd been through the worst economically. Then came coronavirus
Eli Sanders, currently the associate editor at the Stranger in Seattle, after winning the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in April 2012. The economic forecast for local newspapers in general was miserable long before the pandemic, which has only deepened their woes. Theres a number of them that are going to fail, and theres going to be fairly more quickly, he said. And then, coronavirus.Calle said he has no plans to furlough any of the papers 30 employees, eight of whom make up the newsroom. The Strangers remaining staff continues to aggressively report on the coronavirus crisis in Washington, the initial U.S. epicenter.latimes.com