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    Bravo Jen Shah. It’s not so shah-mazing when you work for Jen Shah. In the new Hulu documentary, “The Housewife and The Shah Shocker,” which chronicles the legal accusations against the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star, Shah’s former employee and designer, Koa Johnson, alleged that she threw a chili bowl at him in November 2020. According to Johnson, Shah was furious because she didn’t feel “prepared” for the reunion when she threw the bowl at him. “Every scene, she’s screaming. And in real life, there are moments when she’s always screaming,” Johnson said in the documentary. “She’s actually worse off-screen.” Johnson also said, “At that point, I was so exhausted. I was not sleeping. In Polynesian culture, we argue, we scream at each other. But it comes from a loving place. When I got yelled at [by] Jen, there was nothing for me to really learn. It was not going to get better at a certain point, no matter what I did.” The new documentary comes after Shah was charged in March 2021 with federal crimes...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said today that disciplinary proceedings have begun against five sworn department employees and one civilian employee for violating the city's vaccination mandate, which requires full vaccination by Dec. 18 and mandates testing at the employees' expense until then.Moore said the employees were recommended for removal and will "proceed to the civil service termination process.''Employees who are not yet vaccinated receive notices that they must sign, saying they will agree to either get vaccinated or file an exemption request, and submit to mandated testing in the meantime.About 70% of the notices have been served, and the six LAPD employees currently in disciplinary proceedings refused to sign the agreement, Moore said.Employee testing began on Friday. Under the mandate, unvaccinated employees have to submit to two COVID-19 tests per week, and $65 per test will be deducted from their paychecks.Employees have to get tested during their free time, and testing has to be conducted by the city or a vendor of the city's choosing. Third-party tests will not be allowed.By Dec. 18, everyone...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Authorities are ratcheting up efforts to find whomever killed Evelyn Player, the 69-year-old Baltimore woman found dead Tuesday morning inside Southern Baptist Church. Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a $100,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest in Player’s murder and challenged the city to match it. The governor ordered law enforcement agencies statewide to assist with the investigation, and he directed them to ramp up patrols within the city. READ MORE: Baltimore City Public Schools Announces Pay Increases For Bus DriversPlayer was found stabbed to death in a bathroom inside the East Baltimore church shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday, about an hour after she let contractors in to perform renovation work inside the church, police said. No information about a motive or suspect in the case has been released. “The murder of a 69-year-old grandmother inside a church in East Baltimore has shaken city residents and community leaders to the core,” Hogan said in part. “ … As we work to bring swift justice, Evelyn’s family and loved ones are in our prayers.” People gathered at...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — The City of Evanston announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with its Fraternal Order of Police Sergeants employee union on the city’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. The sergeants’ union had been the last public employee union for which a memorandum of understanding had not been reached. READ MORE: Up To 10 Municipal Employees Under Scrutiny In Markham After Receiving Paycheck Protection Program Loans Without Any Prior Record Of Their BusinessesOn Monday, Evanston city workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) reached their agreement on the policy. Memoranda of understanding have already been reached with the Evanston Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Fire Fighters unions. The city is still working to reach an agreement with the FOP sergeants’ union. READ MORE: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: Jurors Ask To View Videos As They DeliberateThe mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which took effect Monday, requires all Evanston city staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or to submit negative test results weekly to the Evanston Health and Human Services Department. MORE...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four people were arrested Tuesday in Minneapolis after an alleged armed carjacking of a city vehicle led to a police chase. The Minneapolis Police Department says the carjacking happened around 2:30 p.m. in an alley near the intersection 39th and Sheridan avenues on the city’s north side. A Minneapolis Regulatory Services employee told responding officers that he was sitting in his vehicle prepping to do his work when he was approached by two male suspects with a gun. They told him to get out of the car and hand over his wallet or he would be shot. RELATED: Woman Averts Attempted Carjacking In Minneapolis As Similar Crimes Surge In The City The city employee complied, and the suspects drove off with the city vehicle. The city employee was not hurt and immediately called police. Officers used GPS to track the vehicle, and a police helicopter located it. When squad cars tried to stop it, the vehicle fled. At one point in the chase, three people got out of the car and fled on...
    By Dave Savini and Michele Youngerman CHICAGO (CBS)  – Unsuspecting drivers trying to find parking outside city sports venues  are getting caught up in a costly scam. First they pay to park, then they get stuck paying parking tickets. READ MORE: 9 Killed, 42 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across ChicagoDeena Mora found herself in this parking trap outside Guaranteed Rate Field this summer while she and her husband attended the White Sox – Chicago Cubs Crosstown Classic. “So there was an arrow, and it said White Sox parking, so we took that,” said Mora who describes the fake parking attendants wearing the orange and yellow vests.  “And they had those flashlights waving for people for parking.” “The street was full of cars,” said Mora. “They were all parked in a single line and then, at night.” CBS 2 Investigators found the same parking scam happening months later as the White Sox faced off against the Houston Astros during the playoffs. Just a few blocks away from the stadium, a man dressed in a yellow jacket, carried a Chicago White Sox...
    A 36-year-old Jersey City man was struck and killed by a car Wednesday night in Jersey City, authorities said. Phillip Delancy was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center after being struck at 740 Route 440 around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The vehicle that struck Delancy fled the scene, Suarez said. Delancy was pronounced dead at approximately 10:25 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. A GoFundMe launched for Delancy's family had raised $3,500 as of Friday morning. "Phillip was a son, a brother, and a loving uncle," the page reads.  "He will always be remembered for his bright personality and dedication to his job. He worked for Old Navy for over 16 years and never missed a day." The events surrounding the crash are under investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.  No charges had been filed as of Thursday.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor...
    A Connecticut city employee has been charged with allegedly being involved with a conspiracy to steal funds meant for COVID-19 relief. John Bernardo, age 65, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 4, on a federal criminal complaint charging him for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the City of West Haven, said Leonard Boyle, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Bernardo surrendered to law enforcement on Thursday and was released on a $250,000 bond. As alleged in the complaint, Bernardo, of West Haven, has been employed by the City of West Haven as a Housing Specialist in the office of the Community Development Administration.  Michael DiMassa was employed as an Administrative Assistant to the City Council and was a Connecticut State Representative elected to represent West Haven and New Haven. In January, DiMassa and Bernardo formed Compass Investment Group.   Beginning in February, Compass Investment Group fraudulently billed the City of West Haven and its “COVID-19 Grant Department” for consulting services purportedly provided to the West Haven Health Department that were not performed, the complaint said. From February through September, the City...
    (CNN)With New York City's Covid-19 vaccine mandate in effect, some officials worry about what it could mean for first responders, groups of whom have strongly pushed back against the requirement. Members of the fire and police departments and other city workers had until Friday evening to show proof they have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or be placed on unpaid leave. The same mandate has been in effect already for city health care and education workers.But in the days leading up to the deadline, both the fire and police departments scrambled in preparation for potential staff shortages, with one source telling CNN last week the Fire Department of New York was preparing for a 20% reduction in service starting Monday. It is a challenge familiar to other cities who have worked to enact vaccine mandates amid ongoing resistance from law enforcement officers and their unions. New York fire and police departments are scrambling to cover staff shortages when vaccine mandate takes effectVaccination rates for the FDNY and the departments of sanitation and corrections increased by 3%...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two weeks after its vaccine deadline, the City of Sacramento says 79 percent of its employees — more than 3,500 — have been vaccinated, but nearly 19 percent, or about 850 employees, have yet to get the shots. City leaders tell CBS13 they are excited about the vaccination numbers especially seeing a 99 percent reporting rate. READ MORE: Threats Prompt Safety Precautions At Sacramento-Area Schools“It’s mandated so they’re either going to quit or go somewhere else,” said Adam Baird, a City of Sacramento employee. Baird worried about first responders walking off the job because of the vaccine mandate. “Police already have a hard enough job. Firefighters already have a hard enough job,” he said. Baird, a city playground inspector, is vaccinated but is against the mandate. He believes everyone who works for the city should get a choice. “If you want to get vaccinated, get vaccinated, or don’t get vaccinated. Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, but it shouldn’t be a mandate,” he said. Almost 80 percent of city employees have reported getting the shot. When...
    New York Judge Lizette Colon ruled Wednesday that New York City's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for municipal workers can be implemented as planned, rejecting a request by the police union to block the mandate, The Associated Press reported. Most New York City municipal workers are required to have one dose of the vaccine by Friday, with some corrections officers having a Dec. 1 deadline. The city workers who present proof of vaccination will be rewarded with a $500 bonus in their paycheck, whereas those who do not will be placed on unpaid leave until they do so.  Previously, New York City employees could opt to take weekly COVID-19 tests instead of being vaccinated, but this exemption no longer will apply.  In addition, Colon ruled that New York's city officials must appear in court November 12 to defend the requirement against a union lawsuit that has sought to have mandates declared illegal, according to the AP.  Police union president Pat Lynch said in a statement reported by the AP that the ruling "sets the city up for a real crisis" and will...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday updated its mandate for city employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, giving them until Dec. 18. The deadline was originally last Wednesday. READ MORE: LA Judge Grants Vanessa Bryant's Motion To Compel Depositions of Sheriff Villanueva And Fire Chief OsbyLast week, Mayor Eric Garcetti said those who refuse to get vaccinated by Dec. 18 should be prepared to lose their job. “The city’s employee vaccine mandate is critical to protecting the health and safety of our workforce and the Angelenos we serve,” the mayor said on Oct. 20, after the new plan was submitted by the city administrative officer. “Employees must be vaccinated by December 18, and we are putting a rigorous testing program into place in the meantime. Let me be clear: Any employee who refuses to be vaccinated by this date should be prepared to lose their job.” READ MORE: LAPD, LA School Police Investigate Sexual Assault Of Female Student In Hamilton High School Boys' BathroomThrough Dec. 18, unvaccinated employees have to submit to two COVID-19 tests per...
    Share this: This article was originally published on Oct 21 at 5:21pm EDT by THE CITY. Tens of thousands of nonprofit workers and other city contractors are covered by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest vaccine mandate — presenting new challenges to an already beleaguered sector that includes social service groups. When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that all 300,000 municipal employees must have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 1 or lose their pay, buried in the fine print were about 125,000 city-contracted nonprofit workers who also must comply.
    A city council voting on a COVID-19 vaccine passport ended up in a wild brawl when anti-vaxxers carrying swastika signs clashed with legislators in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre council members were set to hold a vote on approving the controversial measure when demonstrators entered the auditorium and shouted down the politicians Wednesday morning. Tensions quickly escalated as protestors attacked security guards after council officials demanded the removal of a man who was holding the Nazi sign.   Porto Alegre, Brazil, councilman councilman Leonel Radde holds up Nazi sign he stripped away from a protester moments after a group of demonstrators disrupted a vote session on a vaccine passport on Wednesday Demonstrators against the implementation of a mandatory vaccine passport wrestle with members of the Porto Alegre city council in Brazil on Wednesday. The measure was not approved as 19 council members voted against it and 14 for it Councilman councilman Leonel Radde encounters a protester during Wednesday vaccine passport voting session in Porto Alegre, Brazil RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Municipal employees for the city of Los Angeles who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will likely lose their jobs, Mayor Eric Garcetti implied Wednesday. A vaccination clinic in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 22, 2021. (Getty Images) In a statement, Garcetti said any city employee who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 18 “should be prepared to lose their job.” This came one day after a proposal was submitted to the L.A. City Council to extend the deadline by which city employees must provide proof of vaccination to Dec. 18. Wednesday had marked the initial deadline. “The city’s employee vaccine mandate is critical to protecting the health and safety of our workforce and the Angelenos we serve,” the mayor said in a statement. “Employees must be vaccinated by December 18, and we are putting a rigorous testing program into place in the meantime. Let me be clear: Any employee who refuses to be vaccinated by this date should be prepared to lose their job.” Last month, city records showed that nearly 11% of...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- The deadline is Wednesday for Los Angeles' mandate that all city employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, but a proposal could give workers some extra time to comply.Under the proposal submitted Tuesday by the city administrative officer, pending City Council approval, workers would have until Dec. 18 to show proof of vaccination.In the meantime, unvaccinated employees would have to submit to two COVID-19 tests per week, and $65 per test would be deducted from their paychecks.Employees would have to get tested during their free time, and testing would have to be conducted by the city or a vendor of the city's choosing. Third party tests would not be allowed.According to data from the mayor's office on Tuesday, 70.6% of city employees reported being fully vaccinated, 72.8% reported being fully or partially vaccinated, 17.9% either declined to state or did not report their status and 9.2% reported they were not vaccinated.Under the proposal, people who seek religious or medical exemptions would also be required to take two tests per week at the employee's own expense while the city...
    On Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced a coronavirus vaccine mandate for all city employees, something he called on mayors across the country and CEOs in the private sector to impose on their employees. De Blasio told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the “voluntary phase” was now over and “now, it’s time for mandates.” He argued that when people are forced into either getting the vaccine and being paid or not getting paid, the “vast majority” will get vaccinated. “We know just from everything we’ve seen previously, Jonathan, that people will come back in the end,” de Blasio explained. “Look, we’ve given people every opportunity. The voluntary phase was very long. But now we’re saying, we need you to do this. Everyone else has done it. We need you to do it.” “This is my message to mayors. This is my message to CEOs in the private sector: It’s a very fair point now to say it’s time. All the voluntary opportunities have been exhausted. Now it’s time for mandates. And what we found is when people...
    A Washington DC city employee has died after she was shot dead in a Planet Fitness gym parking lot by a man who later killed himself after going on the run. Nikiesha Thomas, 33, was sat in her car on Thursday morning at 9.25am when suspect Antoine Oliver, 36, ran up to the parked vehicle and fired at least one shot through the car window in the 3200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington DC. Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Oliver fled the parking lot before carjacking a maroon SUV in Prince George's County.  Officers were called to the armed carjacking near Minnesota Avenue and East Capitol Street, Northeast, at 12.49pm, but police said when cops stopped the stolen vehicle, Oliver took out a firearm and shot himself inside the car.   Nikiesha Thomas died after she was shot in the head in a Planet Fitness gym parking lot by a man who later killed himself after going on the run. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Abortions after six weeks of pregnancy resume in Texas... Blood...
    DENVER (CBS4)– At the deadline, the City and County of Denver reported that 99% of its workforce was vaccinated against COVID-19. CBS4 checked the State of Colorado figures and found 76% have indicated that they are vaccinated. (credit: Scott Heins/Getty Images) READ MORE: Katherine Pivoda, Jennifer Gelvin Identified As Victims In Deadly StabbingThe reason for the big difference in numbers between the City and County of Denver and the State of Colorado is a difference in polices. It was back in January when Gov. Jared Polis received his vaccination. “As governor, I wanted to put my arm where my mouth was and roll up my sleeve and get it. I have the badge to prove it,” he said then. It was much later in the summer when he issued a mandate. All state employees must attest to their vaccination status by Sept. 20. There is an alternative to the shot: they can get tested twice a week for COVID-19. Doug Platt, the spokesman for the Department of Personnel told CBS4, “I think it’s been working well, of course,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A surge in coronavirus cases has been reported in the Bay Area and across California as well as the country due in part to the emergence of the highly-contagious delta variant.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily, interactive newscast about the coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. MAPS: Check out the latest maps of COVID-19 cases, deaths in the US, world CORONAVIRUS IN CA: Get resources and information about COVID-19 LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: Sept. 7, 20215 a.m.Starting today, Sonoma County employees must show proof of vaccination or submit to weekly COVID testing. The mandate applies to all 4,400 county workers. Last week, the...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — More employers, both public and private, are mandating vaccines for their workers now that the Pfizer vaccine has been fully approved by the FDA. Everyone working in hospitals and nursing homes in Maryland must have their first dose by Sept. 1 or submit to regular testing. READ MORE: TRACKING IDA: Flash Flood Watch In Effect Wednesday And Thursday As Remnants Of Ida Pass Through Maryland reports 1,078 new #COVID19 cases and 39 new hospitalizations; positivity rate is back above 5% @wjz pic.twitter.com/VI8Pcd0wab — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) August 31, 2021 Some have protested the vaccine requirement, including a demonstration at the University of Maryland-run hospital in Easton last week. Laura, who asked that WJZ not use her last name, has worked for years in a hospital in Maryland. She is quitting her job over the mandate. “Oh, it was so very hard. I debated it for several months because we knew this was going to come down the pipeline,” she told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren. “I was hurt. I was scared. I felt betrayed. Last year,...
    DALLAS (AP) — An ongoing audit of Dallas police crime data found that the data missing from the city’s computer database is almost triple the initial estimate, city officials said Monday. About 15 terabytes of police data are missing besides the 7.5 terabytes initially thought to be lost., city spokeswoman Janella Newsome said. “The City continues to assess the impact of the compromise on its operations, whether data recovery specialists can recover data from the physical devices on which it had been stored or other systems, and whether any additional systems citywide have been affected,” Newsome told The Dallas Morning News. “As the City continues this audit, it may find additional files are missing.” City officials ordered the audit after Dallas County prosecutors learned that a city information technician inadvertently deleted 22 terabytes of crime data. Technicians recovered 14 terabytes, but about 7.5 terabytes were likely lost forever. Most modern personal computers can hold half a terabyte to one or two terabytes. City information technology officials became aware of a massive loss of data on criminal cases on April 5....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore Department of Public Works Engineer worked a second full-time job as they worked for the city remotely, the Office of the Inspector General said Monday. The engineer, assigned to DPW’s Bureau of Water & Waste Water, was authorized to 100% telework in March 2020 at the onset of the pandemic. They worked weekdays from 8:30 to 4:30, according to DPW. READ MORE: Baltimore County Declares Another State Of Emergency, Citing Delta Variant The OIG said in May 2020, a private company offered the engineer a job. The company was under the assumption that the engineer no longer worked for DPW when they began working remotely for the company on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The engineer applied for an internal transfer in the private company in 2021, which triggered an employment review. It was then that the company discovered that the engineer never stopped working for DPW. The OIG found in its investigation that the engineer had never signed the city’s telework agreement. The city’s telework policy does not specifically address the matter of...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento has announced all city council employees will be required to get vaccinated. Employees will need to provide proof that they have gotten at least one vaccine dose by September 1. This comes as Mayor Darrell Steinberg and other city council members are working to mandate vaccines for all city employees. “Certainly everybody who holds the public trust and who signs up to be a public employee — especially a public safety employee in this city — needs to get vaccinated, period, end of story,” he said. Last week, the mayor called for all new city hires and city employees to get vaccinated or face the possibility of losing their job. Both proposals are getting major pushback from unions who say their members should have the right to choose.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott did not announce any new restrictions but he warned they could be coming without more people getting vaccinated. Mayor Scott advises everyone to abide by Baltimore’s indoor mask mandate “The pandemic is not over” @wjz READ MORE: ‘If You Don’t, You’ll End Up Killing Yourself’: Maryland Coronavirus Survivor, Once Vaccine-Hesitant, Speaks Out — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) August 19, 2021 “As the Delta variant continues to spread, we know that vaccines are the difference between life and death in our communities and for our residents,” the mayor said at a Thursday morning news conference. Scott said discussions are underway on whether to require vaccinations for city employees and to provide incentives for them to get the shot. The mayor is not ready to announce a vaccine mandate for city employees; he will make a decision on whether to do that soon. According to a survey, about 60% of employees self-reported they are vaccinated. @wjz — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) August 19, 2021 It follows the governor’s mandate to vaccinate all hospital and nursing...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after an off-duty Newark corrections officer shot a man during a dispute outside a bar that left four people wounded.It happened overnight Friday on Pulaski Street, where authorities say the officer discharged his weapon after another patron at the bar pulled a gun and fired at an employee.Four people sustained what appear to be non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.ALSO READ | Newark to require COVID vaccines for all city employeesEMBED More News Videos Newark will require all city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face possible termination. They were identified only as the employee, the officer, the suspect, and an innocent bystander.All four were being treated at University Hospital in Newark.At this point, not charges have yet been filed.The investigation is active and ongoing.HEART WARMING | 3-year-old friends who battled cancer together reunite for the 1st time
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City Of Duquesne Police Department is looking for a man who is claiming to be a Duquesne Light Company employee. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Storm Chances Linger On Friday According to police, the man had been to at least three homes saying he is with Duquesne Light and demanding that people pay cash or he will turn the home’s electricity off. READ MORE: I Just Want To Protect The Children: As The School Year Approaches, Experts Recommend Masks As Delta Variant Surges Both City of Duquesne Police and Duquesne Light Company are reminding customers that they never demand payment in person, nor is this man an employee. Anyone who sees this man in their neighborhood is being asked to call 911 and let police know his location. MORE NEWS: Fire Damages Dainty Pastry Shoppe In Latrobe During Thursdays Storms Stay With KDKA.com For More Details
    A 21-year-old Jersey City man was arrested for sexually assaulting a teen girl, authorities said. Amaury Deleon Cabrera met the 15-year-old girl when she came by the Bergen-Lafayette shop where he worked, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The two then went to Berry Lane Park on multiple occasions where the assaults occurred, Suarez said. Deleon Cabrera was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just before 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3. He was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact.  Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
    A tenth employee of the Los Angeles Police Department has died from complications of COVID-19 amid rising coronavirus cases across the region and internally within the department. The death of Officer Becky Strong and the increasing number of infections among the LAPD’s ranks come as the department struggles to convince more officers to get vaccinated, and as activists continue to call out examples of officers appearing to violate mask mandates and other COVID-19 protocols on the street — including when they interact with members of the public. Strong, who joined the department in 1994, died Monday morning, the department announced. She had most recently been assigned to the South Traffic Division. “Our deepest condolences go out to Officer Strong’s entire family, colleagues, and friends in this most difficult time,” the department said in a statement. Strong’s death and the rising number of COVID-19 cases within the department were also noted by LAPD Chief Michel Moore before the civilian Police Commission during its meeting Tuesday morning. California L.A. will require city employees to get vaccinated or...
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)– The City of Arvada employee who was pinned underwater while operating a mower last week has died. Joe Herrin died on Wednesday morning from injuries suffered in that accident. The city said that Herrin was a “dedicated member of the City of Arvada’s Parks Maintenance team” when he was involved in a serious accident at Jack B. Tomlinson Park, located at 51st Avenue and Garrison Street, on July 22. The mower he was operating overturned in Birdland Lake, pinning him underwater. READ MORE: Colorado Springs Native American Bar Owner Says Robbers Cut His Hair, Attacked His Culture Joe Herrin (credit: GoFundMe) Firefighters and police with Arvada responded to the accident and were able to pull him from the water. Herrin was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center where he was in the intensive care unit. He passed away on Wednesday. “These have been painful and sad times for the City of Arvada, our team members and citizens,” said Arvada Mayor Marc Williams in a statement. “We are further saddened by the death of Joe Herrin, who was a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – San Francisco will become the first city in California to require new employees be vaccinated. The rule takes effect on Wednesday, and while not everyone agrees with the mandate, this isn’t the first time American workers have been told to get a vaccine. It was an outbreak of smallpox in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1902 that resulted in a vaccine order in that city. Three years later, in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, the Supreme Court upheld that mandate in a decision that is cited as precedent to this day. It’s used to uphold vaccination requirements for school, even the mask mandates that have been challenged during this pandemic. READ MORE: Brush Fire Burns In North San Jose, Milpitas Along Coyote Creek Area When it comes to compelling vaccinations, the state has options. “We’re seeing what’s happening with the Delta variant,” says Cal State East Bay Department of Public Health Chair Arnab Mukherjea. “We’re seeing low voluntary uptake on the vaccination. So I think it was time to do it, if not earlier.” When classes resume on...
    WHILE Joe's Pizza may be famous for their delicious slices, they may become known for something new after a fight broke out in one of their locations. The Brooklyn location of the famous shop saw chaos in July 2021. 2The Brooklyn location of the famous shop saw chaos in July 2021Credit: Ronnie Kabbani What was the Joe's Pizza fight in New York City? A fight broke out in the Williamsburgh location of Joe's Pizza around 3am EST on July 17. The scuttle reportedly began when drunk customers were harassing a woman inside the pizzeria and employees tried to intervene. Cellphone footage shows the fight breaking out with one worker swininging a wooden pizza paddle and metal ladle. One 34-year-old employee was punched in the face and taken to a hospital for treatment. Another man was also punched and taken to a hospital, but it was not clear if he was also an employee. 2Another man was also punched and taken to a hospital, but it was not clear if he was also an...
    New York City will require all municipal workers to be vaccinated for the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the requirement, which will affect roughly 340,000 workers, teachers, and police officers when it takes effect in mid-September. "September is the pivot point of the recovery," the mayor explained at his press conference Monday. "And so, on Sept. 13, the first day of school, every single city employee will be expected to be either vaccinated or be tested weekly." REP. HIGGINS SAYS HE HAS COVID-19, DESCRIBES SECOND BOUT AS 'FAR MORE CHALLENGING' New York will step up its enforcement of the mask mandate for unvaccinated employees, de Blasio said. "Let's be blunt. If you are a city employee and you're unvaccinated, you must wear a mask indoors at work. We will not tolerate any decision to do otherwise because this is about protecting people's health and well-being," de Blasio said. AFSCME AFL-CIO District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido criticized the mayor's vaccine or weekly testing requirement. "If City Hall intends to test...
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)– The City of Arvada said that they are supporting an employee and his family after he was involved in a serious accident. On Thursday afternoon, Joey was working when a piece of machinery flipped and trapped him under water for 15 minutes. (credit: GoFundMe) He remains in a Denver hospital in critical condition, according to the GoFundMe campaign set up for him. A GoFundMe site (https://t.co/W5WCnIQIG4) has been launched to help Joes family. Our current focus is on supporting Joe, his family and the rest of the City team during this difficult time. We will provide additional information as it becomes available. — City of Arvada (@cityofarvada) July 23, 2021
                        Knoxville City Council will be considering a zero-tolerance policy on racism and sexism displayed by any city employee. Council member Amelia Parker announced that she is drafting the policy. This latest initiative follows a similar policy proposed in the wake of George Floyd’s death last year by community activists, and agreed upon by Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon. That initiative never came to fruition. Concerning last year’s similar proposal, Parker said in an email that the lack of follow-through from Kincannon was disappointing. “Racist and sexist practices, behaviors and actions by government officials threaten the health, safety and well being [sic] of City employees and residents and therefore should not be tolerated,” wrote Parker. “It is disappointing that the mayor and chief of police have not adequately addressed the need for a zero tolerance [sic] policy for racist and sexist practices, behaviors, and actions for all city departments, agencies, and divisions and to report back to Council within 60 days with a proposed policy. Once a policy is developed, I will propose...
    (CNN)A former Oklahoma City Thunder employee turned in by her former coworkers pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge for her part in the US Capitol insurrection. Danielle Doyle, 37, pleaded guilty to illegally demonstrating inside the US Capitol on January 6 and agreed to pay $500 in restitution for damage done to the building during the riot. Prosecutors have cut the same deal for other defendants that face similar allegations to Doyle, who was not violent or destructive inside the building.Doyle's plea comes in a flurry of deals involving defendants that face lesser charges, with two more defendants scheduled to plead guilty later this week.The charges have a potential maximum of six month in jail, though it is likely Doyle will be ordered to serve much less, or even no jail time, when she is sentenced in October. Only two rioters have been sentenced so far, one of whom received jail time.Federal prosecutors identified Doyle after two of her former coworkers at the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma's NBA team, reported her to the FBI after they noticed her...
    PORTOLA VALLEY – A pest control company employee has been arrested on suspicion of stealing jewelry from a client’s home in Portola Valley, authorities said. The theft was reported at about 9 a.m. on July 2, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The victim told deputies she discovered a large amount of jewelry missing shortly after the employee finished working and left for the day. Detectives learned the 23-year-old employee was on searchable probation and contacted him Tuesday at his home in Menlo Park. The sheriff’s office said a large amount of jewelry was found in his bedroom, some of which belonged to the victim. The employee did not provide an answer when asked how he obtained the jewelry that did not belong to the victim, the sheriff’s office said. “Detectives believe that (the suspect) may have used his occupation to go into unsuspecting victims’ homes to steal jewelry,” the sheriff’s office said in the news release. The sheriff’s office did not disclose the name of the pest control company but said it serves San...
    An off-duty city employee is under arrest for allegedly punching his wife in their Queens residence, police said. Cops collared city Department of Corrections Officer Rene Richards, 34, shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. Richards is accused of punching his 33-year-old spouse in the face during a “domestic incident,” police said. The victim suffered lacerations to her nose and lip and Richards was charged with assault and harassment, an NYPD spokesman said. No other information was available. Filed under assaults ,  department of corrections ,  queens ,  6/26/21
    San Francisco’s bold decision to require all 37,000 of its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has drawn both praise and condemnation, and highlights the tension between protecting individual rights and the public good as workplaces finally reopen. Disputes over vaccination requirements have already erupted across the country, from a North Carolina sheriff’s office to a Houston hospital and the massive Los Angeles Unified School District. But San Francisco may be the first major city or county to go so far as to require all workers — from doctors to janitors — get shots. And it’s a step other large Bay Area cities and counties don’t seem eager to follow. San Jose and Oakland have no plans to do so, and neither do Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties. “I think so far we’re the test case,” said Lt. Tracy McCray, vice president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association. “I think a lot of people are waiting to see what happens up here.” Maggie Robbins, an occupational and environmental health specialist at Oakland employee advocacy nonprofit Worksafe, said the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two St. Paul city employees were assaulted on the job on Tuesday afternoon. According to St. Paul Police, an employee was working as a cleaner on the intersection of 4th Street East and Wabasha Street. He was picking up trash when a man approached him. After the man yelled at him, the employee tried to put his cleaning cart in between himself and the man, at which point the suspect threw it to the side and rushed at the worker. He allegedly ripped the employee’s shirt and punched him several times. The employee then ran to the corner of 6th Street East and Wabasha Street and told a coworker that he had been assaulted by a man and was accused of stealing his keys. When the suspect caught up with them, the two said they didn’t have his keys. The suspect then reportedly hit the second employee and the two of them fought. Officers later arrived to the scene to find the suspect hiding in between two cars. The suspect then fought with an officer, kicking his legs....
    More On: department of transportation NYC gave up 8,550 parking spots for al fresco dining amid COVID NYC admits it still hasn’t created regulations for Revel and other ‘moped-share’ services Judge says Citi Bike rival can continue operating for now despite DOT lawsuit These e-scooters are hitting NYC streets this summer A city employee has been arrested on charges he raped and sexually abused his two step-daughters, police said on Saturday. The 50-year-old suspect is a bricklayer for the city Department of Transportation, police said. The suspect was arrested at his Bronx home Friday night, cops said. The Post is withholding his name to avoid identifying the victims. The employee is charged with rape; two counts of a criminal sex act with a victim less than 13-years-old; two counts of sex abuse with a victim under 13-years-old; two counts of sex abuse with a victim under 13-years-old and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17-years-old. Filed under department of transportation ,  new york city ,  rape ,  the bronx ,  6/19/21
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A judge has denied the petition for a restraining order that would have kept a newly hired Sacramento city council staff member off city hall property. The city had field a petition for a workplace violence restraining order against Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide Skyler Henry. The order aimed to keep Henry at least 100 feet away from city hall. READ MORE: Low River Levels To Blame For ‘Earthy’ Taste To Sacramento Tap Water, City Says Henry’s hiring shined a light on previous comments he made on a political podcast condoning acts of vandalism by protesters at the mayor and other city leaders’ homes. In a closed session, Sacramento City Attorney Susana Alcala Wood said councilmembers voted 8-1 in favor of seeking the restraining order. However, on Thursday, Wood announced that the restraining order had been denied. READ MORE: James Duncan Harrell, 24, Identified As Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Truckee “We are deeply disappointed with the court’s decision and respectfully disagree,” Wood said in a statement released by the city. “We remain very...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento city leaders are asking a judge to keep a newly hired city council staff member off city hall property for safety reasons. The city filed a petition for a workplace violence restraining order with the Sacramento County Superior Court Wednesday, in an effort to keep Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide Skyler Henry 100 feet away from city hall. READ MORE: Major Puzzle Piece To The Future Of Our City: New Medical School And Trauma Center To Be Built At Sleep Train Arena Site The 91-page court filing comes following Henry’s hiring and has shined a harsh light on previous comments he made on a political podcast condoning acts of vandalism by protesters at the mayor’s home, councilmembers’ homes, and city manager Howard Chan’s home. “You do not get to make the decisions that you have made over and over and over, to the detriment of everybody who lives here, and then go home to your little McMansion in Natomas and have a good night’s rest. I’m sorry,” Henry said in one podcast. “You should always...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A former human resources manager for the City of San Francisco faces forgery charges for allegedly falsifying documents. According to District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office, Rebecca Sherman has been charged with two felony counts of forgery over fake documents purporting to settle a lawsuit brought on by an employee who filed an EEO complaint against the city. “My office will not tolerate those who work in San Francisco’s government agencies defrauding the very people they are entrusted to serve,” said Boudin said in a statement. Sherman was the Equal Employment Opportunity manager in the city’s Department of Human Resources until she abruptly resigned in September of last year. Prosecutors said Sherman was assigned to investigate the employee’s claims but allegedly failed to do so and repeatedly misled the employee that the city was going to settle the claim in court. In July, Sherman allegedly created a false settlement agreement between the city and the employee and forged signatures of three city employees, including two attorneys, according to the DA’s office. The worker, who believed the...
    The off-duty Delta flight attendant accused of causing a disturbance that forced one of the airline’s planes to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma City over the weekend allegedly handed a note to a crew member warning that there was a "terrorist on board," a report says.  Stephon Jamar Duncan, 34, has been identified as the "unruly" individual Delta says was detained by crew members and passengers late Friday night during Flight 1730 from Los Angeles to Atlanta. A video purportedly captured of the incident shows several people involved in a struggle at the front of the plane.  "I am ATL based, alert Delta manager, terrorist on board. 95835/contact pilots," read a note that a Delta crew member says he received from Duncan during the flight, according to an Oklahoma City Police report viewed by FOX23. Investigators are said to have retrieved the note as evidence.  Stephon Jamar Duncan has been identified as the off-duty Delta employee accused of causing a disturbance on a recent flight. DELTA FLIGHT DIVERTED TO OKLAHOMA CITY AFTER MAN ALLEGEDLY CAUSES RUCKUS  Oklahoma City police...
    A MICHIGAN hotel manager was fired after a video of him went viral. The video has amassed thousands of views on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. 2Benny Lucchese has been fired since the video went viral Why was a Mackinaw City hotel employee fired? A Mackinaw City hotel manager was fired after a video went viral of him yelling and cursing at a guest. Benny Lucchese, the former manager of Crown Choice Inn & Suites, berated the woman who traveled with her friend and their five children to Mackinaw City over spring break. Jennifer Biela said her son realized the bathroom of their hotel room was flooding around 11 pm on their first night. She went downstairs to ask the manager for help when Lucchese responded to her, “You rented the room. It’s your bathroom now.”  The conversation became aggravated, leading Biela to pull out her phone halfway through to start recording the altercation. The situation took place on April 9, but Biela said in her Facebook post that she waited to share her experience...
    The Idaho Human Rights Commission has determined that a Boise library employee, who identifies as nonbinary, was harassed and discriminated against on the job because of their gender identity. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the independent state agency concluded that 29-year-old Jax Perez, who uses gender-neutral pronouns, was disciplined over an episode with a hostile patron in-part because they are nonbinary. The commission’s finding gives a green light to Perez to file a discrimination lawsuit if they want to, according to the AP. Perez, according to the commission’s decision cited by the AP, was reprimanded in June 2019 following two incidents relating to Pride Month events. In one episode, Perez organized an event at the library which featured a drag queen to discuss Pride Month and makeup, according to the AP. The event was promoted on a neighborhood Facebook page. A number of people made critical comments about the event, prompting Perez to call the dissenters transphobic.  Complaints were filed with the library regarding the interaction, which led then-library director Kevin Booe to send Perez’s direct supervisor a letter requesting disciplinary action,...
    Charles Barkley has given $1,000 apiece to the more than 200 employees of a city school system in his native Alabama. The former Auburn and NBA basketball star graduated from Leeds High School in 1981. The monetary gifts are going to each Leeds City School system employee. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The announcement was made Tuesday on Facebook. The Leeds City Schools page says it’s the latest show of support from Barkley. According to the post, Barkley has provided more than $3 million in scholarships to Leeds graduates over the past 30 years. "We are humbled and wish to express our sincere gratitude to Charles Barkley for providing a $1,000 gift to each and every Leeds City Schools employee for going the extra mile this school year," the Facebook post said. "Being a school employee is tough, but driving a bus, teaching, coaching, or working in the cafeteria, all while maintaining safety protocols, has been a daunting task during a worldwide pandemic." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP AL.com reports that there are about...