North Texas student arrested after gun found in vehicle; RGV authorities find rifle, list of targeted students
A day after an 18-year-old man opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, killing 19 students and two teachers, law enforcement in North Texas and the Rio Grande Valley said they intercepted guns and credible threats against schools.
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
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.
Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead
Chapman said she has been without power for two nights and is using the propane to keep warm. The worst U.S. power outages were in Texas, affecting more than 2 million homes and businesses. 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). Sioux Falls, South Dakota, dropped to minus 26 Fahrenheit (minus 26 degrees Celsius).
6 killed in 130-vehicle pileup on icy Texas interstate
“There were multiple people that were trapped within the confines of their vehicles and requiring the use of hydraulic rescue equipment to successfully extricate them,” said Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis. “The roadway was so treacherous from the ice that several of the first responders were falling on the scene,” Zavadsky said. In 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. AdOriginal:A pileup just north of downtown Fort Worth has been deemed a “mass casualty event” by officials early Thursday morning. 02/11/2012 https://t.co/tV1yvpzDJ1 — Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) February 11, 2021The pileup was likely caused by the icy roads as the winter storm reamed Texas on Thursday.
6 killed in 130-vehicle pileup on icy Texas interstate
Humberto Torres spreads ice melting pellets on the steps of an office building Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Richardson, Texas. A winter storm brought a coating of ice to parts of Texas. “The roadway was so treacherous from the ice that several of the first responders were falling on the scene,” Zavadsky said. 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. He said some areas that don't normally get snowfall will likely see heavy amounts over the next several days.
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
A handful of battleground races in Texas remain unsettled days after Election Day
In Texas, Monday is the last day for counties to receive overseas and military mail-in ballots. Valenzuela and Van Duyne were competing to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Coppell, in what national Democrats saw as one of their best pickup opportunities in Texas. 1 finisher, Van Duyne, has called on the current runner-up to accept defeat. Neither Decision Desk HQ, which is powering The Texas Tribune's results, nor the Associated Press have called the race for Van Duyne. "Once again, I will repeat, Beth Van Duyne will be the Congresswoman for Texas’ 24th District," Van Duyne's campaign manager, Donald Rickard, said in a statement Thursday.sacurrent.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.
Jobless claims fall to 881,000 but layoffs remain elevated
In the previous week, more than 1 million had sought jobless aid. All told, the government said that 13.3 million people are continuing to receive traditional jobless benefits, up from 1.7 million a year ago. The roughly 1 million people who keep applying for unemployment aid each week point to a sluggish pace of improvement. On Friday, when the government issues the jobs report for August, its expected to report that employers added roughly 1.4 million jobs last month. That would still leave the economy about 13 million jobs short of the number its lost to the pandemic.
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.
Shake Shack, Ruth’s Chris and other chain restaurants got big PPP loans when small businesses couldn’t
"It's a reminder to small businesses that our voices are dampened," Richardson told CNN Business. As a result of a heavily lobbied exemption, larger food-service operations landed $10 million loans from the PPP. Kura Sushi USA Inc., the largest revolving sushi chain in the US, disclosed a nearly $6 million loan. As of April 16, the SBA had approved more than 1.66 million loans for more than $342.2 billion, according to an agency report. "What does it matter if you work for a big restaurant chain or you work for a small restaurant chain?
Kevin Richardson of Exonerated Five Honored With Syracuse University Scholarship
Syracuse University has now named a scholarship in Richardsons honor. At Syracuse, we have a scholarship program called Our Time Has Come. But one spring night in 1989, hanging out in New York City's Central Park, would completely knock him off course. Richardson, along with four others, Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santiago, would come to be known as the Central Park Five. RELATED STORIES13-Year-Old Honors Central Park Five With Amazing Backpack PaintingCentral Park Five Presented With Award From ACLU and Michael B. JordanWhat Happened to the Central Park Five?