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    After a months-long closure due to flooding damage from Tropical Depression Ida, a Westchester County restaurant is serving guests again. OKO Rye officially reopened on Wednesday, Dec. 1. "We are excited to share that our tables are set, bar is stocked and kitchen is firing, and after extensive renovations after the flood, are re-opening TONIGHT, Wednesday!" OKO Rye shared in an Instagram post. The restaurant is located at 29 Purchase St. in Rye, and it's open Tuesdays through Sundays.  Chef Brian Lewis, the owner of the eatery, announced that the business was temporarily closed for renovations back in September after the storm brought heavy rain and strong winds through the Hudson Valley area. "With the recent storm having caused significant damage to our community, the team at OKO Rye is focused on reopening our doors to welcome you, your family and friends back in again," Lewis wrote. "All kitchen and workplace renovations are under way to provide our amazing team with the very best environment for them to practice their craft, and the most comfortable dining room for you to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two men are facing charges Saturday following a shooting incident in the Calumet Heights neighborhood this week that injured a Chicago Police officer.Michael Taylor, 26, is charged with multiple felonies, including attempted first-degree murder.Officers attempted to conduct a traffic investigation near 92nd Street and Stony Island Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when gunfire broke out, according to police.During the exchange, an officer was shot in the leg and brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Police said the officer's injuries are non-life-threatening.WATCH: Full update from Supt. BrownEMBED More News Videos Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown gives an update on the officer who was shot in Calumet Heights Wednesday night. At least one gun was recovered, according to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.Video from the scene shows investigators at a Citgo gas station at that corner, as well as a dark-colored SUV that apparently crashed and was left on Stony Island.The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting. The officers involved have been placed on desk duty for 30 days.Adonis Covington, 21, is also charged...
              moreby Madison Hirneisen   The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office this week suspended all exemptions that allowed businesses, governmental agencies, schools and other employers to impose COVID-19 vaccination as a condition to receive federal funds. The decision, which Comptroller Jason E. Mumpower announced Wednesday, came after federal judges in Kentucky and Louisiana issued preliminary injunctions on Tuesday. It also follows a sweeping bill signed by Gov. Bill Lee on Nov. 12 that says government entities cannot require private businesses to instate COVID-19 mandates. A district judge from the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday that bars the federal government from enforcing a vaccine mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. Under this ruling, the Comptroller said it can “no longer find that compliance with Public Chapter 6 would result in a loss of federal funding.” On the same day, a district judge from the Western District of Louisiana issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that restrains the federal government from implementing a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid vaccine mandate for certain healthcare workers. The Comptroller’s Office said Wednesday that...
    San Franciscans commemorated World AIDS Day on Wednesday at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in a kaleidoscopic display of candles and lights, musical performances and a Circle of Friends for reflection among redwoods. During the event, they read names in remembrance of those who died from the condition. A special poetry reading also took place in an adjacent Musical Concourse at the 10-acre memorial, which Congress and former President Bill Clinton set aside in a 1996 law for memorial services and private reflection. The free, in-person event was also live-streamed. Larry Byes, of San Francisco, blows bubbles during the reading of names in remembrance of those who had died of AIDS during the World AIDS Day commemoration at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)  Attendees are silhouetted by the public display of lights as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)  Attendees are silhouetted by the public...
    Middlesex County celebrates the holidays and more this December with a variety of arts and cultural events -- and a food drive on Saturday. Residents can enjoy a range of free exhibitions, plays, readings and movies promoted by the Middlesex County Arts Institute. Virtual programming also is offered to reach a wider audience. (See online links below.) December’s event highlights include: On Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon to 4 p.m.: Holiday Celebration and Replenish Food Drive at East Jersey Old Town Village. Make a non-perishable food or monetary donation to support Middlesex County’s food pantries. Tour the Old Town Village grounds at 1050 River Rd, Piscataway. Visit the gift shop, snap photos surrounded by festive décor and take home a goody bag with a complimentary holiday art kit.  Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. – Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick for an Art and Story Time series with a new reading and a do-it-yourself craft activity. All ages welcome! On Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m. – Join the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick for a reading of...
    Getty Penei Sewell blocks for the Lions against the Eagles in 2021. The Detroit Lions have not been healthy most of the season along the offensive line, and once again, a frustrating injury could play a huge role in Week 13 for the team. After a week of practice, the Lions will be down multiple key players this week on both sides of the ball, but typically, a team doesn’t like to see a player’s status look more desperate late in the week. That’s exactly what is playing out for the team’s offensive front this time around. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! Star rookie Penei Sewell has been sidelined this week with illness and also injury, which could mean bad news for the team’s offensive line. Otherwise, the team will already be down multiple key players. What does the injury report and designations look like? Here’s a look heading into the weekend.Lions Injury Report Week 13 vs. VikingsTrey Flowers, Linebacker. No practice...
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — All five cornerbacks on the Baltimore Ravens depth chart are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the injury report released Friday. The team’s top cover man, Marlon Humphrey, and veteran slot corner Tavon Young both did not practice Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with an illness. READ MORE: 'Star Of Bethlehem' Lit With Promise Of Steel Returning To Sparrows PointNo. 2 Anthony Averett did not practice on Wednesday and was a limited participant Thursday and Friday with shoulder and ankle injuries. Veteran Jimmy Smith seemed to be progressing from a neck injury, going from limited participation Wednesday to full participation Thursday. But he didn’t practice at all on Friday, and the team said he’s dealing with an ankle injury. Today's injury report and game status for Sunday. pic.twitter.com/IfNgwOCHPn — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 3, 2021 READ MORE: Maryland Manor Burns Down After Homeowner Tries To Smoke Out SnakesSecond-year corner Chris Westry only had a limited practice on Friday as he battles a thigh injury. Earlier this week, the team placed 28-year-old...
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — All five cornerbacks on the Baltimore Ravens depth chart are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the injury report released Friday. The team’s top cover man, Marlon Humphrey, and veteran slot corner Tavon Young both did not practice Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with an illness. READ MORE: Maryland Manor Burns Down After Homeowner Tries To Smoke Out SnakesBaltimore’s No. 2, Anthony Averett, did not practice on Wednesday and was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday with shoulder and ankle injuries. Veteran Jimmy Smith seemed to be progressing from a neck injury, going from limited participation Wednesday to full participation on Thursday. But he didn’t practice at all on Friday, and the team said he’s dealing with an ankle injury. Today's injury report and game status for Sunday. pic.twitter.com/IfNgwOCHPn — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 3, 2021 READ MORE: Maryland Has Three Confirmed Cases Of The Omicron Variant Of COVID-19, Hogan SaysSecond-year corner Chris Westry only had a limited practice on Friday as he battles a thigh injury. Earlier this week,...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 18,443 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 277 deaths on Friday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 1,336,566 and 24,367 deaths as of Dec. 3. READ MORE: Honda Recalls SUVs, Pickups Because Hoods Can Fly OpenFriday’s daily case count represents new referrals of confirmed cases to the MDSS since Wednesday, Dec. 1. Over the two days (Thursday and Friday), the average number of new confirmed cases is 9,222 per day. The deaths announced Friday includes 169 deaths identified during a Vital Records review. READ MORE: Woman Arrested, Charged In Alleged Kidnapping Of 4 Children In DetroitData is now being updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.   In the state, as of September 17, there has been a total of 906,096 recovered cases of COVID-19. MORE NEWS: Michigan Football Team To Wear Patch Honoring Oxford High School Shooting VictimsFor the latest numbers, visit here. They are updated Tuesday and Friday with coronavirus updates included as of 3 p.m. © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All...
    A FUGITIVE team is searching for the parents of an alleged school shooter. It comes on the same day that a Michigan prosecutor filed four counts of involuntary manslaughter charges against each of Ethan Crumbley's parents. 4A fugitive team is searching for Ethan's parentsCredit: WNYT 4James and Jennifer Crumbley are both facing charges of involuntary manslaughterCredit: Facebook/jcrumbley 4Ethan Crumbey, 15, has been accused of killing four in a school shootingCredit: AP:Associated Press Crumbley, a sophomore at Oxford High School, will be charged with one count of terrorism causing death and four counts of first-degree murder. He also faces seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Prosecutors are now going to charge the 15-year-old's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, following his alleged rampage. A fugitive team is now reportedly hunting for the parents. “Their attorney had assured us that if a decision was made to charge them, she would produce them for arrest,” Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe. Most read in The US SunON TRIAL Josh...
    Hennepin County JailKimberly A. PotterJury selection was completed in the trial of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter, who is charged with manslaughter in the killing of Daunte Wright last April. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday of next week. A third federal emergency medical team is coming to Minnesota to help hospitals deal with the surge in COVID-19 patients. The team is headed for M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. Anoka-Hennepin Schools extended their winter break, adding December 22 and January 3, in response to “staffing shortages and mental health needs for school communities.” The U.S. House Committee on Ethics released a report about the activities of a Rep. Jim Hagedorn staffer named John Sample, who was part owner of a company Hagedorn’s office used as a vendor. Article continues after advertisement University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Dean Sri Zaheer apologized for comments she made about the COVID-19 pandemic to staff during a meeting, when she told them to  “chill out and get over it” and said that staff who wanted to continue to work...
    THE mom of "school shooter" texted her son "don't do it" before he allegedly killed four at school. Ethan Crumbley, a sophomore at Oxford High School, will be charged with one count of terrorism causing death and four counts of first-degree murder. 3James and Jennifer Crumbley are both facing charges of involuntary manslaughterCredit: Facebook/jcrumbley 3Ethan Crumbey, 15, has been accused of killing four in a school shootingCredit: AP:Associated Press He also faces seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. However, prosecutors are now going to charge the 15-year-old's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, following his alleged rampage. On Friday, a Michigan prosecutor filed four counts of involuntary manslaughter charges against each of the suspect's parents. Sources told the outlet that the couple will face charges that will be detailed by the Oakland County prosecutor during a press conference today. "With the right of owning a gun comes responsibility and the responsibility of a gun owner is to secure that weapon and to keep it out...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) — At least five states are reporting COVID-19 cases that involve the omicron variant and health officials are urging Americans not to wait any longer to receive a vaccination or booster to better protect themselves and others. With the Delta variant still spreading across the country, and travel expected to increase this month, vaccinations are key to safely enjoying end-of-the-year festivities. READ MORE: More Than 1,300 Hospitalized In Florida For COVID-19“Just as I said and I’ll say it again, if you have a vaccinated situation, enjoy the holidays with your family in a family setting,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a CNN Global Town Hall on Wednesday. Results from studies being performed on Omicron to determine its severity and transmissibility are expected in the coming weeks. But it’s clear that vaccinations have been effective against other coronavirus variants, including the Delta variant that is still raging in hotspots across the US. Fauci said their success against Delta may also be seen with Omicron. “That’s where we’re hoping we’ll see with...
    ETHAN Crumbley's parents are expected to face charges after their son allegedly killed four in a high school shooting, a report claims. Crumbley, a sophomore at the school, will be charged with one count of terrorism causing death and four counts of first-degree murder. 3James and Jennifer Crumbley are expected to be chargedCredit: Facebook/jcrumbley 3Ethan Crumbey, 15, has been accused of killing four in a school shootingCredit: AP:Associated Press He also faces seven counts of assault with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. However, prosecutors are now reportedly going to charge the 15-year-old's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, following his alleged rampage, Fox2 reports. Sources told the outlet that the couple will face charges that will be detailed by the Oakland County prosecutor during a press conference today. "With the right of owning a gun comes responsibility and the responsibility of a gun owner is to secure that weapon and to keep it out of the hands of somebody who could kill people," said prosecutor Karen McDonald previously said...
    Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months.The video in the featured media player above is from a previous report.Unvaccinated people will be banned from accessing all but the most essential businesses, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, to curb the spread of coronavirus, outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor, Olaf Scholz, announced Thursday, following crisis talks with regional leaders. Those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are not covered by the ban.The pair also backed proposals for mandatory vaccinations, which if voted through the parliament could take effect from February at the earliest.Under the tightened restrictions, unvaccinated people can only meet two people from another household. Bars and nightclubs must shut down in areas with an incidence rate above 350 cases per 100,000 people over one week. And the country would limit the number of people at large events like soccer matches.The announcement comes as Germany battles a surge in cases that has pushed Europe back to the epicenter of the pandemic, heightening fears over...
    A former Planned Parenthood manager who now helps other abortion industry workers leave the business said the “greatest lie women have been told” is that, in order to achieve success, equality, and justice, they need abortion. In an op-ed at Fox News Wednesday, as the Supreme Court heard opening arguments in a case that poses the most significant challenge in decades to the right to abortion created by the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, Johnson acknowledged she “told this very lie to countless women in order to convince them to pay us at Planned Parenthood to get rid of that growing life inside of them.” Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared to question Wednesday whether the High Court should be the authority that prohibits abortion, or if the question of abortion should be left to “the states or perhaps Congress.” https://t.co/hIDzeoWZnB — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 2, 2021 Johnson reflected on the significance of the case in remarks outside the Supreme Court Wednesday: For eight years of my life, I worked at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility. As the director of that facility,...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- There were three women in town this week who flew all the way from Japan to California for just one reason: to see BTS in concert at Inglewood's SoFi Stadium.On Wednesday, their wishes came true.When BTS took the stage again at SoFi Stadium Wednesday night for the third of four sold-out shows, somewhere in the massive crowd of fans were three excited women who had to be here, even if it meant flying in from Japan. They consider themselves part of the "BTS Army" of worldwide fans who love what the K-pop superstars are doing with their music and their message."They really represent diversity and inclusion for us," said Nami Yamamoto, who added, "They give us comfort and courage."Yamamoto and two friends decided to fly to L.A. just to see BTS in concert, bringing BTS-inspired gifts from Japan for other BTS Army members to enjoy. The women and the friends they will meet here in L.A. all share a love for BTS."They have a positive message: Love myself. That is my strong message for me," said...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Mervo High School won the 4A/3A State Championship Football game against Dundalk 22-13  at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Thursday night. A massive triumph in a season of deep personal loss to the team. ‘He Would Want Us To Go To States’: Death Of Teammate Driving Mervo Ahead Of Football Championship READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNAIt was Mervo’s first time in the championship, and they did it without number seven on the field. Elijah Gorham suffered a traumatic brain injury during a game in September. He passed away the following month. “Through adversity, oftentimes, people come closer,” Mervo High School Athletic Director Patrick Nixon said Wednesday. “I think we’ve come a lot closer because of the loss of Elijah.” The team brought out Gorham’s jersey before the game. Mervo 22, Dundalk 13 final.Mervo honored deceased senior Elijah Gorham, bringing his jersey #7 to midfield prior to the game. The Mustangs rally from 13-0 down to win the school's first ever state championship. Incredible story...
    (CNN) — As the first case of the Omicron variant in the US was detected on Wednesday, health officials are urging Americans not to wait any longer to receive a vaccination or booster to better protect themselves and others. With the Delta variant still spreading — and travel expected to increase this month — vaccinations are key to safely enjoying end-of-the-year festivities. READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNA“Just as I said and I’ll say it again, if you have a vaccinated situation, enjoy the holidays with your family in a family setting,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a CNN Global Town Hall on Wednesday. Results from studies being performed on Omicron to determine its severity and transmissibility are expected in the upcoming weeks. But it’s clear that vaccinations have been effective against other coronavirus variants, including the Delta variant that is still raging in hotspots across the US. And Fauci said their success against Delta may also be seen with Omicron. “That’s where...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Police issued a community alert Thursday about six recent armed robberies on residential streets in Lakeview. In each incident, robbers came up to unsuspecting victims on the sidewalk and demanded money while wielding semiautomatic firearms, police said. READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And MotionAfter the victims gave up their property each time, the robbers got into a waiting vehicle driven by a getaway driver and left. The incidents happened at the following times and locations: READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Disturbance Brings Chance Of Rain-Snow Mix To Our North Overnight• At 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the 800 block of West Wolfram Street; • At 10:05 p.m. on an unspecified date in November in the 3900 block of North Janssen Avenue; • At 1 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, in the 1800 block of West Wellington Avenue; • At 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the 1000 block of West Barry Avenue; • At 8:53 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the 1600 block...
    (CBS DETROIT)– School closed today at the Southfield Regional Academic Academy Campus and police are present, this after a student brought a gun to school yesterday, many schools in Southeast Michigan also closed due to some online threats, just as a safety precaution. “It was a good idea for all of the school systems to kind of like take a time out,” said Natalie Hamblin a concerned parent of a high school 9th grader. READ MORE: Striking Kellogg's Workers Receiving 3% Raises In New ContractFirst COVID closes schools, now threats circulating on-line of copycat shooters following Tuesday’s deadly rampage that left 4 Oxford High School students dead and several others injured forced over a dozen Southeast school districts to cancel classes Thursday. Natalie Hamblin has a daughter in the 9th grade and says, this is all overwhelming for them both. “Scared about you know just being a freshman, dealing with COVID, on top of all the other external factors that’s going on in the world right now,” Hamblin said. She was surprised her daughters’ school in Livonia didn’t close today, however...
    Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and wife of legendary music producer Clarence Avant, was shot and killed in her Beverly Hills home early Wednesday, police said. Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 1100 block of Maytor Place shortly before 2:30 a.m., according to Lt. Giovanni Trejo of the Beverly Hills Police Department. They found Avant, 81, with a gunshot wound. She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where she later died, Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook said during a news conference Wednesday. It is too soon to classify the incident as a home invasion or a follow-home robbery, Stainbrook said, but he did not think it was a “random attack.” “The motives in this case are still unknown, and we’re investigating all possible motives,” he said. “We will not speculate on anything that’s out there, including if this was a robbery attempt or not.” Stainbrook, who was sworn in as police chief Tuesday, shared few other details. He did confirm that Clarence Avant and a security guard were home at the time of the...
    CNN’s Global Town Hall special Wednesday, which ran during Chris Cuomo’s regular 9 p.m. time slot, topped Cuomo’s average total audience and his average viewership in the key 25-54 age demographic for November. CNN filled the time slot with special programming, a town hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci hosted by Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta after Cuomo was suspended by the network on Tuesday for helping to dig up dirt on his brother, former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s, accusers. Sean Hannity still dominated the 9 p.m. time slot with 3.14 million total viewers. Rachel Maddow came in second with 2.28 million viewers. CNN’s Town Hall averaged 861,000 total viewers, which is an increase from Cuomo’s 774,000 average total viewers in November. Hannity also led the demo with 521,000 viewers to Maddow’s 339,000. CNN scored 196,000 viewers in the demo, which is also an increase from Cuomo’s average of 170,000 demo viewers for the month of November. CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time marked its lowest-rated month ever in November as the scandal-plagued host struggled with his audience ahead of his suspension. Here...
    Share this:MICHIGAN — Memorial: Students hugged at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, on Wednesday. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing four students and wounding seven other people on Tuesday.Photo: Paul Sancya/AP   ROMANIA — National day: Romanian servicemen sat on a bus prior to the National Day parade, which was staged at a significantly smaller than usual scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, in Bucharest, on Wednesday. The national day marked the date when Transylvania, Romania’s central region, was reunited with the rest of the country, in 1918.Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP   BELARUS — Border: Migrants settled in the logistics center of the checkpoint “Bruzgi” at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, on Wednesday. The West has accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of luring thousands of migrants to Belarus with the promise of help to get to Western Europe to use them as pawns to destabilize the 27-nation European Union in retaliation for its sanctions on his authoritarian government. Belarus denies engineering the crisis.Photo: Oksana Manchuk/BelTA via AP  
    Iranian soldiers clashed with Taliban members along the Iran-Afghanistan border between Iran’s Sistan and Balochistan province and Afghanistan’s Nimruz province on Wednesday, Iran’s foreign ministry confirmed. “This evening, a dispute between people who reside on the border caused gunfire in the Sistan border area, which was handled and ended with the coordination of the border guards on both sides,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement issued December 1. Iran’s Mehr News Agency (MNA) detailed the incident on Wednesday citing local eyewitness accounts. MNA said the clashes transpired after an ongoing border dispute along Iran’s boundary with Afghanistan near Iran’s southeastern Sikhsar region escalated on December 1. “The clashes came after unknown armed men made troubles for Iranian farmers whose lands cross a border wall that Iran recently built to curb smuggling and drug trafficking from the Afghan side of the border,” the news agency revealed. “[S]ome pieces of land belonging to the Iranian farmers were divided by the wall,” MNA noted. In the days immediately preceding Wednesday’s border skirmish, the “armed men” — confirmed to be Taliban members...
    Josh Verges writes in the Pioneer Press: “The St. Paul school board voted Wednesday night to close five schools next fall and a sixth in 2023, displacing around 2,040 students in an effort to create larger and more ‘well-rounded’ schools with greater appeal to parents. …  The consolidation is one-third smaller than what Superintendent Joe Gothard and his administration called for in October. It was apparent at a meeting Monday that most board members weren’t going to support the larger plan in the face of vocal opposition from three school communities in particular. Those schools, LEAP High and Wellstone and Highwood Hills elementary schools, were spared from closure in the 5-2 vote Wednesday.” Jon Collins, Nina Moini and Matt Sepic write for MPR: “With nine members picked so far for a jury of 12 and two alternates, opening statements may come sooner than expected in the trial of Kimberly Potter, the former Brooklyn Center police officer charged in the Daunte Wright killing. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu have kept the work moving quickly the past two days,...
    Share this: DENOUNCING ATTACKS ON YEMENI BODEGAS: The Yemeni American Merchants Association calls for action after a string of attacks on Yemeni bodegas, with a demand-justice gathering scheduled for this afternoon, December 1, announced Pastor Gilford Monrose of the GodSquad/67th Precinct Clergy Council. The Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) are gravely concerned with the string of attacks on Yemeni bodegas in the recent weeks in NYC, with the most recent assault in Brooklyn made against 18-year-old Zayid Muthana, who was shot in the head while working at his family’s bodega. The family of Zayid Muthana — who was reported in stable condition as of press time Tuesday night — will participate with the Yafa Community Center, United Bodega of America, and Bodega and Small Business Group, 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Inc. and elected officials are expected to take part in the Call for Action, taking place at 1854 Nostrand Ave. starting at 12:30 p.m. ✰✰✰
    CHICAGO (CBS) — If you live in Chicago and care about city services, take note of an important deadline coming up. Wednesday is the day the City Council is supposed to vote on a new ward map – but no one has seen it yet. As CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Tuesday night, many Chicago communities are hoping the new map gives them more unity – rather than leaving their neighborhoods split between oddly-shaped wards each under the jurisdiction of a different alderman. READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Lead Detective In Investigation Explains On Witness Stand How Smollett Went From Victim To SuspectAt Ainslie Street and Central Park in Albany Park, walking from the 35th Ward to the 33rd Ward or the 39th Ward involves a distance of a matter of feet. Three wards splitting up one neighborhood equals fragmented representation in City Hall for residents. A new map could change that. But here is the problem – no one knows what the new ward map will look like. Less than 24 hours before aldermen are mandated by...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An 11-year Allegheny County employee is prepared to get fired for defying the county’s COVID-19 vaccination rules. Shane Chesher from Natrona Heights tried to get an exemption from getting the COVID-19 vaccine, though his request was denied. He said he loves his job and worked through the pandemic but said this is a fight about choice. READ MORE: 'Senseless Act': Man Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Deadly Crash Involving West Virginia Newlyweds (Photo Credit: KDKA) “I’m passionate, obviously,” Chesher told KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso. “I just feel it so deep in my soul that what I’m fighting for is a righteous fight.” For 11 years, Chesher has worked for Allegheny County in Public Works, Traffic and most recently the Parks Department at Harrison Hills Park. But on Wednesday, he is prepared to be fired for defying the county’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement. “I was just informed today that termination is more than likely,” Chesher said. “Reality is kicking in, but I’m ready.” The 34-year-old husband and father of two explained to KDKA...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Clouds move back into the area Tuesday night ahead a weak system that will allow for a slight chance for rain on Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS 2) READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Lead Detective In Investigation Explains On Witness Stand How Smollett Went From Victim To SuspectIt will be mostly cloudy to partly cloudy on Wednesday afternoon, with highs running about 10 degrees above average in the low 50s. This would be the warmest start to December in four years. (Credit: CBS 2) It will be mostly sunny and even warmer on Thursday, with highs near 60 degrees. A high of 59 degrees in Chicago would be 17 degrees above average, and the warmest day since Nov. 17. READ MORE: CVS Installs Time-Delay Safes At All Illinois Pharmacy Locations To Deter Would-Be Thieves (Credit: CBS 2) It turns colder starting Friday with highs back in the 40s. Low 40s are expected this weekend, with a chance for a rain and snow mix on Sunday. We’ll start next week with highs only...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be shining brightly after Wednesday night’s lighting ceremony. The 79-foot spruce is decorated with 50,000 lights. The tree was donated by a family from Maryland and arrived in the city two weeks ago. If you want to see the tree up close, expect street closures in Midtown. There will be designated pedestrian zones on 49th and 50th streets between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue. That zone will expand to 48th and 52nd streets on Wednesday.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s that time of year when Chicago drivers have to be more alert than ever. Not just about driving, but about parking. Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban starts Wednesday in the early morning hours. Keep an eye out for the signs. More than 100 miles of streets will be off limits from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. even if there’s no snow. Getting towed and ticketed can cost you more than $200. REMINDER: The winter overnight parking ban begins tonight, December 1st, and is in effect through April 1, 2022. The parking ban is enforced regardless of snow on 107 miles of main streets throughout the city during the hours of 3AM to 7AM. Please note signage prior to parking. pic.twitter.com/KvCE3NKBQY — StreetsandSan (@StreetsandSan) November 30, 2021
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In just 24 hours, 42 more people have been hospitalized in Maryland with Covid-19, and Maryland’s positivity rate has once again risen above 5 percent. Governor Hogan is planning a #COVID19 update tomorrow at 2pm @wjz — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) November 30, 2021 The state is experiencing a troubling rise in key coronavirus metrics even before any cases of the new omicron variant have been detected here. Doctors say it may only be a matter of time before the strain is confirmed in Maryland. READ MORE: Local Organizations Rally Volunteers And Donations For Giving Tuesday“With the way that we test, we are about two weeks behind when we find out a variant is in a particular place—so it’s almost for sure that it’s in the United States. It’s probably in Maryland. It’s probably everywhere,” said Dr. Christopher Thompson with Loyola University Maryland. “It’s not something to panic about. It’s not something to change your whole life about, but it is something to think about and be concerned about.” Dr. Thompson fears Marylanders have become complacent....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday extended a no-burn order for much of the Southland until Wednesday night due to a forecast of high air pollution in the area. The ban on indoor and outdoor wood burning now extends through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday for residents in the South Coast Air Basin, including the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and all of Orange County. #CheckBeforeYouBurn EXTENSION: Tuesday, November 30th – Wednesday, December 1st are No-Burn Days: https://t.co/Y158Op74tv Find out more about our No-Burn program at https://t.co/Q46dBQwAzI and sign up for alerts at https://t.co/lyxsiZyT4O pic.twitter.com/lukbe81bWj — South Coast AQMD (@SouthCoastAQMD) November 30, 2021 READ MORE: Germarcus David Charged With Murder Of His 4 Young Children, Their Grandmother Ericka EnglandThose in mountain communities above 3,000 feet or the high desert are exempt for the order along with homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat. READ MORE: Beverly Hills City Hall To Hold Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony TuesdayGas and other non-wood burning fireplaces are not included in the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We’re into the 50s Tuesday and again on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS 2) READ MORE: Cook County Surpasses 1,000 Homicides For First Time Since 1994By Thursday, we will be flirting with 60 degrees. The normal high is 42. High pressure is in control today keeping conditions clear and quiet. A fast-moving, weak system moves in Tuesday night, increasing the cloud deck. READ MORE: Chicago's Top Doctor 'Concerned' About COVID Variant Omicron, It Can Be Detected In The U.S. Within 'Days Or Weeks'A light mix is possible around daybreak, but mainly rain sprinkles for a couple of hours from about 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Credit: CBS 2) (Credit: CBS 2) The low for Tuesday night is 34. The high for Wednesday is 51, Thursday 59. MORE NEWS: 'Intoxiflation': Despite Higher Prices, Floridians Will Continue Buying Booze Over Holiday Season (Credit: CBS 2) (Credit: CBS 2)
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The start of meteorological winter kicks off Wednesday, but winter weather arrived a day early before the unofficial start to the winter season.  Light snow showers are making their way across the northern half of the region Tuesday.  Grassy surfaces across the Lehigh Valley, Bucks County, and the Pocono Mountains could pick up about a half-inch of snow. A few flying flurries or spotty rain showers could sneak into our suburbs and pass I-95 through late afternoon.   Radar is looking a lot more ominous than what is actually happening! A lot of the snow you see is evaporating before hitting the ground, thanks dry air. There are flurries in and around the Lehigh Valley including Bethlehem. Not a huge snow maker for us but it sure is pretty❄️???? pic.twitter.com/9gham4Vnot — Llarisa Abreu (@LlarisaAbreu) November 30, 2021 READ MORE: Giving Tuesday: How To Support Non-Profits, Other Groups In Philadelphia AreaOtherwise, Tuesday in Philadelphia promises to be cold, breezy, and mostly dry.    READ MORE: 14-Year-Old, Samir Jefferson, Shot Nearly 20 Times, Killed While Waiting For SEPTA Bus...
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) – A new Princess Diana walk-through exhibit will open Wednesday in Santa Monica. “Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access” features never-before-told stories from world-famous royal photographer Anwar Hussein, who spent four decades with the British royal family. “There is a difference between a celebrity and an icon, and the humanitarianism, she didn’t have a PR agency moving around telling her do things, she was out there trying to change the world, make it a better place,” Curator Cliff Skeilliter told CBSLA Tuesday. The exhibit, located at Santa Monica Place, at 315 Colorado Ave., is slated as a “walk through documentary experience” that features “larger-than-life images, bespoke creations and art installations.” Tickets start at $25. The exhibit will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Proof of vaccination is required to enter. All visitors will also be required to wear masks.
    CHICAGO (CBS)– If you park your car on a Chicago street, it’s time to start checking the signs. The city’s winter overnight parking ban begins Wednesday morning. You cannot park near these street signs, from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., until April 1, even if there’s no snow on the ground. If you ignore the signs, you could be towed.
    CNN Newsroom at 2 p.m. topped its Fox News time-slot competition in the key 25-54 age demographic on Wednesday, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Minutes before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, three men were found guilty of murder for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Newsroom’s drew a whopping 401,000 demo viewers in the hour, beating out the 363,000 that Fox News’ America Reports saw, marking a rare moment in the cable news ratings of late: A Fox News program not winning its time-slot. While a few CNN weekend shows — notably Jim Acosta’s program — have bested Fox in the demo in certain hours, it has been a long time since a CNN show has won during the week. MSNBC’s Katy Tur lagged far behind the competition with only 154,000 demo viewers. Fox News still won out in total viewers for the 2 p.m. hour, beating both CNN and MSNBC. The only other close competition to Fox News in the charts was MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace at 4 p.m., who notched an average of 1.46 million total viewers. Wallace’s viewership total,...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 25,329 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 137 deaths on Monday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 1,301,593 and 23,732 deaths as of Nov. 29. READ MORE: COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Michigan Reach Record HighMonday’s daily case count represents new referrals of confirmed cases to the MDSS since Wednesday, Nov. 24. Over the five days (Thursday through Monday), the average number of new confirmed cases is 5,066 per day. The deaths announced Monday includes 57 deaths identified during a Vital Records review. READ MORE: Journalist Danny Fenster Helps Light Menorah In DetroitData is now being updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.   In the state, as of September 17, there has been a total of 906,096 recovered cases of COVID-19. MORE NEWS: Police Arrest 2 People After 63-Year-Old Woman Was Raped Outside Detroit ChurchFor the latest numbers, visit here. They are updated Tuesday and Friday with coronavirus updates included as of 3 p.m. © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A disturbance over Wisconsin is generating a few rain or snow showers across our region, but much of the activity is not reaching the ground in our local area with dry air at the surface. So any sprinkles or flurries taper off Monday evening and skies become partly cloudy. READ MORE: Woman Dead, Child Among 3 Injured After House Fire In ClearingA cold front crosses our area Monday night, bringing a gusty, northwest wind flow. The low is 32. (Credit: CBS 2) For Tuesday, the high is 45 with mostly sunny conditions. READ MORE: Biden Says Omicron Variant Is ‘Cause For Concern, Not A Cause For Panic’ (Credit: CBS 2) The next system Tuesday night into Wednesday does not have a lot of moisture to work with. On Wednesday, morning snow showers around sunrise may change over to a cold rain throughout the morning. (Credit: CBS 2) MORE NEWS: Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris Won't Run For Re-ElectionThe high for Wednesday is 49.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Legislators, advocates, business representatives and bus riders are calling on the General Assembly to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Maryland Transit Safety & Investment Act. The act, which aims to improve public transportation throughout the state of Maryland, had its first reading in January. But after passing both the House and Senate, the legislation fell victim to the governor’s veto in May. READ MORE: 'An Absolute Game Changer': Hogan And Transportation Officials Break Ground On Howard Street Tunnel Expansion ProjectSupporters of the bipartisan legislation plan to hold a news conference on Wednesday to drum up support for an effort to overturn Hogan’s veto. The bill would help eliminate the Maryland Transit Administration’s $2 billion maintenance backlog, while also aiming to improve function and reliability when it comes to public transit. READ MORE: Gov. Hogan Urges Marylanders To Get Vaccine Or Booster Shot Following Discovery Of Omicron VariantEarly supporters of the bill include Sen. Cory McCray, Del. Brooke Lierman, Sen. Craig Zucker and Greater Baltimore Committee CEO Donald Fry, among others. The public call to...
    Myreon Jones and Tyree Appleby scored 12 points apiece, and No. 23 Florida remained unbeaten with a 84-45 victory over Troy on Sunday. Florida (6-0) scored the first 13 points of the game and never relinquished its double-digit lead. Freshman Kowacie Reeves connected on a turnaround jumper at the first-half buzzer to give the Gators a 49-20 advantage, their largest of the game. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Florida leading scorer Colin Castleton finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocks. Troy (4-3), which came into the game ranked 11th in the nation in steals, managed eight against Florida. Duke Deen, who entered averaging 13.3 points, led the Trojans with 10 points on 2-of-8 shooting. Troy committed a season-high-tying 21 turnovers. Florida's Phlandrous Fleming made his first start of the season in place of Brandon McKissic and scored 11 points. McKissic suffered a hamstring injury in Wednesday's win over Ohio State and came off the bench Sunday, finishing with 10 points. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP POLL IMPLICATIONS Florida beat Ohio...
    SOCIAL Security recipients can expect a larger check in 2022 because of the new cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). We now know when those payments will arrive. 1Social Security payment schedule for 2022 released More than 64million people receiving Social Security are set to get a bigger check in January. Payments in the new year will be the first to include the 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment. That's the highest increase since 1982. The last time COLA came close was in 2009, when it was 5.8% The annual adjustments are based on inflation. The extra cash many not go as far because it means consumer prices have also gone up. Most read in moneyCASHING IN Demand for December stimulus payment after families sent 'surprise' $8,000 cashXMAS TOP-UP ‘Surprise’ & bonus stimulus check updates – States proposing ‘holiday cash’FREE MONEY Couple's Christmas bonus - $400 stimulus check proposed by stateFREE CASH Stimulus check 'lottery' sees some families get $500 a month for a YEARFESTIVE BOOST? Christmas bonus $200 stimulus checks proposed for those earning under $75KXMAS HELP Food stamp claimants can get up to $95...
    MINNEAPOLS (WCCO)– The Transportation Security Administration announced the beginning of this year’s Thanksgiving travel rush. TSA says Wednesday was the busiest day for air travel in the U.S. since the pandemic began. On Wednesday alone, TSA reports 2,311,978 people passed through security. They said it is the highest number of daily passengers since Feb. 28, 2020, when 2,353,150 were screened. TSA checkpoint travel numbers are updated daily.   More On WCCO.com: Group Of 20-30 Robbers Swarm Burnsville Best Buy On Black Friday Family Of 5 Without Home After House Burns Down On Thanksgiving Historic Wabasha Street Caves In St. Paul Begins New Chapter 'A Very Unfortunate Accident': 5-Year-Old Boy Killed In Brooklyn Park Shooting Thanksgiving Evening
    (CNN)LeBron James' celebration of Thursday's overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers has landed the Los Angeles Lakers forward with a fine from the NBA.The $15,000 punishment was handed to James "for making an obscene gesture on the playing court," said the NBA in a statement on Friday.'The incident occurred with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 124-116 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse," said the NBA statement.James made the gesture after making a deep three-point shot.The NBA has consistently fined players between $15,000 to $25,000 for performing a routine popularized by former NBA star Sam Cassell when he was playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, reported The Athletic.Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (6) in action during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Indianapolis.Read MoreJames was also warned for using "profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline," according to Byron Spruell, who is president of the NBA's League Operations in the NBA statement.Last weekend, James was ejected after his...