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    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On Friday, officers arrested a sideshow event organizer for arranging a previous sideshow that caused thousands of dollars in damage to municipal streets, said the Sacramento Police Department. According to a tweet sent out by the police department, active warrants were obtained that allowed police to obtain proof that the event organizer had organized previous sideshows as well as one in North Natomas Friday evening. “Throughout the night, officers towed 14 cars, issued 20 misdemeanor citations, and issued 15 infraction citations. Sacramento PD will continue taking enforcement action related to sideshows & will be obtaining follow-up warrants to tow participant vehicles at a later date,” said the Sacramento Police Department.
    ONE person has died and dozens are injured after a volcano erupted in Indonesia, forcing thousands to flee their homes. Smoke and ash were sent spewing 50,000ft in the air from Mount Semeru in the Lumajang district of East Java on Saturday afternoon. 4Horrifying images show the plume of smoke from Mount Semeru descending on localsCredit: Rex 4Thunderstorms followed the afternoon eruption, further hampering evacuation effortsCredit: Reuters Terrified locals ran for their lives as the dark cloud of smoke engulfed the skies at around 2.30pm local time - blacking out the sun in two regions. Officials confirmed that 41 people had suffered burns after the eruption, while thousands of residents have been evacuated. But the efforts of emergency responders have been hampered by the suffocating cloud of smoke, a power blackout and rainstorms. The downpour sent swathes of thick mud descending into villages and destroyed at least one bridge connecting Pronojiwo and Candipuro. Around 30 buildings were also devastated by the eruption while another road and overpass from the area to the nearby city of Malang was...
    Businesses that only accept cashless forms of payment are facing thousands of dollars in fines from the city of New York for not accepting the legal tender. Numerous retailers have been fined thousands of dollars since the New York City Council passed the cashless ban in January 2020, including upscale ice cream store Van Leeuwen, which was fined over $12,000 as of Monday and has refused to enable customers to pay by cash. Twenty-three other businesses have also been fined. OUTTA CASH Supporters of the ban say only allowing customers to pay without hard cash is discriminatory against poor people, who may not have bank accounts or credit cards, as well as minors. “The City of New York cannot allow the digital economy to leave behind the 25% of New Yorkers who are chronically unbanked and underbanked,” then-Councilman Ritchie Torres said when the bill was passed. Critics say accepting cash is a safety issue, as more businesses moved to cash-free payment models during the pandemic to lower the transmission of COVID-19. It also decreases...
    THESE were the crazy scenes in Malmo as their fans celebrated clinching the title on the final day of the season. The Swedish club retained the crown after a dramatic climax to the campaign courtesy of goal difference. 3These were the crazy scenes as Malmo celebrated winning the Swedish titleCredit: Discovery Plus 3Fans swarmed onto the pitch as soon as the whistle went to confirm their title triumphCredit: Discovery Plus They were held to a goalless draw at home to Halmstad but that was still enough for them to be crowned champions due to an eight goal swing over rivals AIK. And excitement was bubbling throughout the Eleda Stadion as the jam-packed crowd waited for the party to get underway. And once the final whistle went it was pure pandemonium as the stands quickly emptied onto the pitch. Malmo’s players, who are managed by former Newcastle and AC Milan striker Jon Dahl Tomasson, were instantly swamped by supporters on the turf as soon as the whistle went. Thousands raced from every part of the ground, with many holding flares and...
    AN URBAN explorer has discovered an abandoned farm full of antiques – including ornate wooden furniture, fine china, and "creepy" kids' dolls. Daniel Sims, 32, from Huddersfield, found the farm in Yorkshire with “everything left behind”, from toothbrushes and beauty products, beds ready to sleep in, and children’s toys scattered throughout the home. 18An uber explorer discovered an abandoned farmhouseCredit: Jam Press 18The home looked recently left behindCredit: Jam Press 18It looked like people simply packed up and left in a hurryCredit: Jam Press Daniel regularly shares his adventures into abandoned buildings on his YouTube channel, BeardedReality. In his latest video, he explores the property, which appears to have been left to decay and contains "thousands of dollars" worth of antiques. Having heard about the farm via a fellow explorer, Daniel and his friend Steve entered via a small open window. “I started seeing lots of items left around so a wave of excitement took hold as I went inside,” Daniel told Jam Press. “I could tell it was going to be interesting to look at this place. “The atmosphere...
    Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Mount Semeru, a volcano on Indonesia's East Java Province, erupted on Saturday, spewing a column of smoke and ash while displacing thousands from the area, authorities said. No casualties have been reported so far, and emergency teams are still assessing the situation on the ground as they gather information about possible victims and displaced people,Budi Santosa, Head of Disaster Management of East Java Province, said on live television on Saturday. He said there are two sub districts that have been "badly affected" by the volcano's eruption.Volcanic ash, the smell of sulfur was reported around 3 p.m. local time (3 a.m ET), the Mount Semeru Volcano Observation Post reported. It added that hot ash clouds were falling towards an East Java village, Sapitarang, in Pronojiwo District. Mount Semeru spews ash into the air during an eruption on Saturday.Videos shared by government emergency response teams showed residents in the area running away from huge thick clouds of smoke. Read MoreOther footage shared by locals showed people gathering at a local mosque in Besuk Kobokan as ash and smoke blanket the...
    By Dave Savini, Michele Youngerman, Samah Assad CHICAGO (CBS) — It was 2007 when a light pole fell and hit 13-year-old Noni Brown in Chatham, injuring her spine. In 2016, Lauren Lammy said she was lucky she wasn’t there when a light pole snapped and smashed into her car in Old Town. And just a few years later, in 2019, Maya Kirk was walking back to work after lunch in the Loop when she was struck by a light pole that had been quietly corroding for years. The impact shattered her femur and knee. “I think I was in so much pain at the time…not a lot was registering at that moment,” Kirk said in a previous interview. “But I was just thinking, ‘That fell on me. How am I still here?’” Maya Kirk lays injured after being hit by a falling light pole in 2019. For the last six years, CBS 2 identified frightening examples of decayed poles that fell and injured residents, or caused damage, across the city. This includes hundreds of 311 complaints. But for the first...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —One massive hit on a Chicago cell phone store does double damage this holiday season. Thieves got away with not only merchandise, but thousands of Christmas gifts for kids on the city’s South Side. As CBS 2’s Steven Graves explains, it’s the way they did it that makes it hurt even more. READ MORE: Three Men Shot In Robbery Attempt Outside Garfield Red Line StationAfter more than a decade, this was going to be the year for Joy McCann’s toy drive. “We’re not just going to do it, but we did it better than we ever did before.” These bags full of Christmas gifts, a fraction of the about 20,000 items she and her group Project Loose Change collected. “Some Kindles. Some little bikes,” said “It was just toys. A bunch of toys,” McCann said. So many, that she had to use her friend Sayaad Dababneh’s Boost Mobile Store in South Chicago to store them in back room safes. But then last Sunday, Christmas joy turned to panic. “Now, no toys for the kids. And it just breaks...
    There's no shortage of Christmas light displays this year in North Jersey.  Load your car up with snacks and loved ones and take a drive out to these displays. Did we miss one? Email clevine@dailyvoice.com. Lights on Lozier, 181 Lozier Court, Paramus: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. John Russo began decorating his Paramus home in 2015, after a promise to his girlfriend that if he beat cancer, he'd learn how. His house has been shining bright ever since. Martorana Christmas House, 396 Fairfield Road, Wayne: Inflatables go up by 8 a.m. and the lights go on at 4 p.m., and stay on until midnight. If it's windy, the inflatables might not be up. You can check the family's Facebook page for announcements on inclement weather. You don't have to wait for darkness to appreciate the Martorana's "Penguin Paradise," which boasts nearly 100 inflatables including a 15-foot Santa, 20-foot snowman and 15-foot Rudolf.  Fanwood's Famous Christmas House, 83 Paterson Road, Fanwood: Display runs from 4:30 to 10 p.m. daily through...
    "When the show displays a visual wit or a loopy joy with wordplay, it makes it feel all the more like a waste of energy that it, elsewhere, depicts Mrs. Claus dancing on a candy-cane stripper pole," D'Addario adds. "That doesn’t say anything, really; it just suggests a readiness to provoke." 'Lowest rated TV series ever' Not to be outdone, the Cult MTL review headline says "Santa Inc." is the "lowest rated TV series ever." That'll put a dent in anybody's joint. "Almost all of the show’s user reviews on IMDb are 1 out of 10, and, while most are very harsh, are overall very entertaining to read," the review adds. "Ranging from 'A Pile Of S**t' to 'Possibly the worst show ever made' to 'Cancelled my HBO Max' — it’s possible that, as one review points out, the only positive to be taken away is that all the extremely low reviews are a "sign that people aren’t idiots.'" 'Proudly crude and immature' The Hollywood Reporter was a little kinder with its verdict, saying "Santa...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 11,000 members of the Air National Guard and Reserve did not meet Thursday’s deadline to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and could begin to face consequences if they don’t get the mandated shots or receive an exemption. Air Guard members who report for their monthly drill this weekend will be allowed to participate and will be paid — whether they are vaccinated or not, but those without shots will have the opportunity to get the vaccine when they report to their base, according to Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek. There are about 107,000 Air Guard members and 68,000 in the Reserves, and about 3,500 have received medical or administrative exemptions. The unvaccinated total, however, could be a bit lower than the data show so far. Officials have cautioned that the information for the Guard and Reserves may lag, as some of the citizen airmen could have gotten shots at local pharmacies and have not yet filed their data with the service. “Unvaccinated Air National Guard members will report to duty for the drill weekend as usual,”...
    Fox News’ Neil Cavuto pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday over his response to migrants infected with Covid-19 crossing the border illegally, prompting Fauci to suggest it was a “moot point.” “We have about 18 percent of the migrant families here, 20 percent of the unaccompanied minors, testing positive for covid,” Cavuto noted in an interview with Fauci. “If you use the figure [of] 20,000, and that’s a loose figure … who have been apprehended, that could be up to 4,000 individuals who have covid. What do we do about that?” “You know, Neil, I — I don’t have an easy answer for that,” Fauci replied. “I mean, obviously, Title 42 is still operable at the border trying to keep people who should not come in into the country. There is testing that is done. I’m certain it’s not as extensive as we would like to see, but I have to admit, Neil, I don’t have an easy answer. That — that’s a very difficult problem.” Title 42 is a federal rule established by President Donald Trump at the outset...
    Detroit (CNN)As Michael Lundy cradles her newborn son, she's mentally preparing to pack up and leave her Detroit home again.She just got a shutoff notice from the power company, owes more than $2,400 and her debt has grown throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. And she's been trying to stay afloat after being out of work while also taking care of her 11-year-old daughter. In September, the utility company cut her power until she paid a portion of her debt, forcing her to leave home and stay with family. Now, the company is threatening to do it again."It's frightening," Lundy said. "I don't want to be nowhere else but home. I don't want my kids nowhere else but home... But if it happens, it's really out of my control."Record federal home heating aid available, but it likely still isnt enoughThousands of Americans have been racking up utility debt during the pandemic. Families now owe power companies close to $20 billion, up 67% from the average year, according to the National Energy Assistance Directors' Association. At the peak of the pandemic, that debt...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Hialeah husband and wife are accused of defrauding the Florida Lottery and a local supermarket. Hialeah police said Ana Batista and Roberto Torres stole more than 300 lottery scratch off ticket books, which is equivalent to 28,000 lottery tickets, over several months while she was a cashier at Aries Supermarket. READ MORE: Overnight Fire in Fort Lauderdale Condo Leaves One Dead, Second HospitalizedThey reportedly cashed multiple winning tickets at the lottery office. READ MORE: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In HoursIn the end, police said the supermarket and lottery lost more than $230,000. MORE NEWS: Banksy 'Charlie Brown' Sells For $4 Million, While Child Prodigy Thrills Crowd With His ArtworkBatista and Torres have been charged with organized scheme to defraud and grand theft.
    A WOMAN desperate to look like a real-life Bratz doll is set to get her 27th round of lip filler in time for Christmas. Andrea Ivanova, 24, from Sofia, Bulgaria, is on a mission to have the biggest lips in the world. 3Andrea Ivanova is on a mission to have the biggest lips in the worldCredit: Jam Press 3Andrea has forked out thousands on her lips since 2018Credit: Jam Press The Barbie fan has had more than 20 round of injections, forking out thousands on her lips since 2018. Bigger lips aren't the only part of the makeover – Andrea, from Sofia in Bulgaria, recently paid a visit to her doctor for a face lengthening and contouring procedure to alter the shape of her chin and jawline, costing her around £500. The next steps towards Andrea's plans to resemble a Bratz doll include even more plastic surgery to shape and enlarge her cheekbones. Andrea previously increased her breast size from a 75C to a 75E cup – but wants to increase her boobs to an H cup. Her large lips...
    HAVING earned himself the moniker Mr Christmas, there is no doubt that Benjamin Bradley knows his stuff when it comes to decking the halls and trimming the trees. The interior designer, 54, who lives in New York with his partner, made a name for himself with his hit Netflix show Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas. Benjamin Bradley 5 Benjamin Bradley earned the name Mr Christmas thanks to his fantastical decorating skills Benjamin Bradley 5 The interior designer is paid thousands to decorate people’s homes Benjamin Bradley 5 But he says you don’t need to spend a fortune to make your home look festive The show saw Benjamin transforming average family homes into winter wonderlands that were the envy of all the neighbours And for Benjamin Christmas falls not but once a year, but is constantly on his brain as he cooks up the latest inspiration for his festive masterpieces. Confessing to owning ‘tens of thousands’ of decorations himself, and with no less than five trees in his own home he has been passionate about the festive...
    HOW many notifications do you get on your phone everyday? 50? 100? For some, it's probably even more. So naturally, you're not going to give your full attention to each and every little thing that pops up on your screen. 4The TikToker's warning videos have been viewed MILLIONS of timesCredit: TIKTOK @angel.edge95 4She got this notification shortly after she landedCredit: TIKTOK @angel.edge95 However, this TikTok user has issued a terrifying warning after a bizarre iPhone notification revealed she'd been tracked by a stranger for THOUSANDS of miles. In a series of viral videos, Angel explained how she flew 2,0000 miles from her home in Texas to Maine earlier this month to move some of her belongings. She explained: "Shortly after I landed in Massachusetts, I got this notification on my phone. "So it basically said an unknown accessory was detected near me and it was first seen with me at 8:45 that morning when I was in Texas in Walmart on the other side of the country." FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Police are searching for a man nicknamed the "snake burglar" who was captured on surveillance video slithering his way through a Riverside hair salon and escaping with thousands of dollars.Footage showed the suspect on his stomach and slithering across the floor of Rustic Roots salon at around 5 a.m. last Friday.He apparently was trying to avoid tripping the alarm's motion sensor, and the stunt seemed to have worked since the alarm never went off.The owner says he got away with a safe containing several thousand dollars, petty cash from the register and hundreds of dollars worth of products.A local pizza parlor says it also had a "snake burglar" recently, likely the same person.The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Customs agents recently seized 13,586 counterfeit designer products arriving at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport in a cargo shipment from China. On Nov. 9, agents found handbags, tote bags, shoulder bags, crossbody bags, backpacks, shirts and pants with multiple registered and recorded trademarks, such as Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, YSL and Louis Vuitton in a shipment, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. READ MORE: First Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In LA CountyIf genuine, the items would have a combined estimated retail price of $30,437,775, CBP said. READ MORE: Fake Students Potentially Stealing Millions From Financial Aid“CBP commits substantial law enforcement resources to keep counterfeit and pirated goods out of U.S. supply chains, markets and streets,” Carlos C. Martel, CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles, said in a statement. “Now more than ever, CBP officers remain vigilant, committed, and focused on disrupting these smuggling operations.” MORE NEWS: Parolee Aariel Maynor Arrested In Connection With Jacqueline Avant Killing After Shooting Himself In The FootLast year, CBP seized 26,503 shipments nationwide containing counterfeit goods estimated to...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Tuesday is the deadline for families to report their vaccination status to the Sacramento City Unified School District. Now there’s a concern with how the district would staff thousands who may wind up in independent study. READ MORE: Metro Fire Extinguishes Apartment Complex Fire In South Sacramento; Arson Suspected“I’m kind of on the fence about it still,” said Rachel Espinoza, a mom with kids in the district. “I did schedule them an appointment for this Saturday because they’re making us do it.” She’s one of many parents who have yet to report her kids’ vaccination status to the district. On Tuesday, all eyes were on Sacramento City Unified, the only district in the region putting a mandate in place before the state requirement. More than 19,000 students fall under the district’s mandate, but as of Tuesday, just over 25 percent of students have reported being at least partially vaccinated. So far, the teacher’s union says about 90 percent of teachers have been vaccinated. This now leaves the district about two months to make sure almost 15,000 more...
    "Student immigration activists participate in a rally defending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in front of the Supreme Court after they walked out from area high schools and universities November 8, 2019 in Washington, DC." Over 9,300 responses were submitted ahead of Monday’s deadline for public comment on the proposed rule strengthening the Obama administration program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to work legally and live with some peace of mind, Law360 reports. Many of the comments in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program came from the Daily Kos community—thank you. Support for the popular and successful program also came from a number of universities that led successful legal efforts to save the program after it was rescinded by the previous administration. In their comment, Princeton University and Microsoft said they were “proud to join together in support of the proposed rule because we know first-hand the importance of DACA and the invaluable contributions that DACA recipients have made to higher education, the economy, and our country. “Indeed, DACA is so important to us that Princeton and Microsoft...
    CAIRO (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at anti-coup protesters in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, as tens of thousands marched in the latest demonstrations against a military takeover that took place last month. Protesters took to the streets in Khartoum and other cities around the country to demand that the armed forces stay out of government. Deposed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was reinstated earlier this month under military oversight in a deal that many in the pro-democracy movement oppose. Since the generals seized power on Oct. 25 and rounded up more than 100 civilian government figures, protesters have repeatedly taken to the streets. In a video streamed online from the Bahri neighborhood of Khartoum, a few protesters threw stones as security forces repeatedly fired tear gas and used sound bombs to try to disperse them. Leaders of the pro-democracy movement have consistently called on those taking part in demonstrations to remain peaceful. In a larger march not far away, demonstrators filled an entire street. Sudanese security forces have cracked down on the rallies and have...
    BEIRUT (AP) — A tanker truck distributing water at a sprawling camp housing families of Islamic State group members in northeast Syria rammed into a tent, apparently by accident, killing three women and injuring two children, a Kurdish official inside the camp said Tuesday. Al-Hol camp in Syria’s Hassakeh province is controlled by U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters and the number of residents of the tent settlement rose sharply in early 2019 during the last days of IS in Syria before its defeat in March that year. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the accident occurred Monday night inside al-Hol camp that houses tens of thousands of people, mostly women and children. The three women and two children were from the same Iraqi family. the official said. He said the children were taken to a hospital for treatment without giving details about their condition. Some 50,000 Syrians and Iraqis are housed inside a large part of the camp. Nearly 20,000 of them are children. Most of the rest are women, the wives and widows...
    DO YOU wake up on Boxing Day with a pile of unwanted Christmas that end up cluttering up your home? Savvy mum-of-two Nicola Thrale, 45, an office worker from Luton, Bedfordshire, hates that. But rather than put up, she's discovered a genius way to clear them out... she SELLS them. Now she's explained how she makes thousands flogging her gifts on eBay. 4Mum-of-22 Nicola Thrale reveals she sells all her unwanted Christmas giftsCredit: Nicola Thrale 4One year, Nicola realised it was pointless hoarding 'unwanted tat' given to her at ChristmasCredit: Nicola Thrale Nicola lives with partner, Chris, 51, building supervisor and two daughters, Gabi, 21 and Honor, 17. Here, she tells Fabulous how she rakes in the cash getting rid of 'unwanted Christmas tat'... OPENING yet another box of chocolates, I smiled politely at the gift-giver.  ‘I’ll eat these later,’ I beamed - a total lie.  Like most of the things I’m given for Christmas they’ll go straight into one of three piles: re-gift, sell or charity. Every year I end up with presents I don’t need or simply hate. People...
    The Marine Corps has hit its deadline for active duty members to be fully vaccinated, with thousands still unvaccinated and no requests for religious accommodation approved. The service announced Monday that the deadline was reached on Sunday, November 28, with about 95 percent of its active duty force having gotten at least one dose, but about five percent unvaccinated. Among about 180,000 active duty members, that amounts to approximately 9,000 or more active duty Marines who are not fully vaccinated as required by the Biden administration’s mandate for all service members in August. The Marine Corps warned in October that Marines who do not comply with the mandate will be separated. The Navy secretary has said they will not all be kicked out the day after the deadline, but it is unclear what happens next. “We will be addressing each case on a case-by-case basis,” Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro told reporters last week, according to Task & Purpose. “We’re just not going to all kick them out on the day of the deadline itself.” He indicated the Navy, of...
    Thousands rallied in the Czech capital of Prague on Sunday to protest the government’s restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections. The protesters included members and supporters of a number of fringe political parties and groups that failed to win any parliamentary seats in October’s election. It was their third protest in the last two weeks. The participants didn’t wear face coverings or follow social distancing rules and drank beer despite a ban on drinking alcohol in public. Health workers at the Motol University Hospital take out of army helicopter one of the patients with COVID-19, who was transported to Prague from a hospital in Brno, Czech Republic, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. COVID spread reaches another record in Czech Republic, with 27,717 new confirmed COVID cases on Thursday, another daily maximum since the start of the epidemic. (Vit Simanek / CTK via AP) At Prague’s Letna Park, the protesters chanted "Freedom!" and "We’ve had enough!" while displaying banners that discouraged getting vaccinated such as ones reading "My body my choice." Police didn’t intervene. CZECH PROTESTERS...
    LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people in Scotland and northern England remained without power Sunday after a storm brought sleet, subzero temperatures and disruptions across much of the U.K. Icy gusts caused power cuts around the border between Scotland and England, with Northern Powergrid saying it recorded 1,100 instances of damage requiring significant repairs. It said it was trying to restore service to 40,000 customers, while the SP Energy Networks said 21,000 customers remained without power Sunday. “The storm was well forecasted and despite being prepared, Storm Arwen resulted in damage of a scale and intensity not seen for 15 years,” said Rod Gardner, Northern Powergrid’s major incident manager. The power cuts came as forecasters issued ice warnings and said the coldest night of the season would hit parts of the U.K. later Sunday, with snowfall expected across the country and temperatures dropping to as low as -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) in parts of Scotland and northern England. Some train routes, including one between the cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle, were cancelled due to...
    BEING able to spot the treasures among the tat is a skill required for any successful amateur antique hunters. Now TikTok user Grace has revealed one of the tricks she uses to find her top picks. 3Antiques hunter Grace picked up this $35 chest which originally looked unexcitingCredit: Tiktok / raceful_designs_vt 3But when she opened the drawer, she saw it had pin and cove joineryCredit: Tiktok / raceful_designs_vt In a video shot inside an antiques shop, Grace - who hails from Vermont and has made a business out of transforming old furniture - focused on an old wooden chest. "When I saw this little chest, I was not impressed," she began. "She’s pretty cruddy. "She has water marks and this honestly might be mould. The inside does not get much better." But it was when Grace opened the drawer that she noticed something that took her breath away. Most read in LifestyleCAUSING A RIFT 'Charles speculated skin tone of Harry & Meg's children' claims new bookCUT OFF Queen could cut off BBC as them using...
    PACOIMA (CBSLA) – A professional pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds gave out thousands of baseball cleats to kids Saturday in the San Fernando Valley. Hunter Greene, a local pitching standout from Notre Dame High School who went on to be a second-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2017, said he wanted to do something special for the community during the holidays. READ MORE: LAPD Releases Body Cam Video From September Arrest“I’m doing this because I have the platform to be able to give back,” said Greene. READ MORE: Woman Killed In Fiery Single-Vehicle Crash In Long BeachAbout 3,000 pairs of cleats were given away to students, each valued at about $100 a pair. MORE NEWS: Black Friday: Another High-End Store Is Robbed, In String Of Six LA Smash-and-Grabs“Just the fact that Hunter Greene is giving out free shoes giving back to the community, it just makes me want to do the same thing eventually,” said Jackson Lyons, a high school baseball player.
              moreby Scott McClallen   The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) has provided more than 5,000 state identification cards and driver’s licenses to parolees through its joint initiative with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). The program offers newly paroled Michiganders a driver’s license or state ID has boosted these transactions by more than 10 times the prior amount. “By providing identification to returning citizens, we are opening doors that enable them to re-enter the work force and their communities,” Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a statement. “Our partnership with MDOC provides a valuable resource to formerly incarcerated individuals, ensuring they have the credentials they need to succeed.” The program aims to set up returning Michiganders with the essentials to join the workforce and their new community. Announced in June 2020, the program assists individuals designated for parole to get required documents, paperwork, and photos and forwards them directly to MDOS. Once an individual is paroled, they are provided their license or ID, given information on re-entering the workforce, and are registered to vote unless they decline. “Ensuring returning citizens have...
    A wind event in Southern California that led to gusts as high as 89 miles per hour had over 17 million living under wildfire warnings this Thanksgiving holiday.   It comes after thousands in Southern California were without power on Thanksgiving for the second year running as the region's largest utility cut off service amid risks of strong winds causing wildfires.  As of Friday night, a few thousand in the region were still without service.     Edison International of Southern California halted power service to 63,835 homes and businesses across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The shutoff began around 10:36 a.m. local time Thursday, Thanksgiving. Edison is shutting down power to avoid having live wires spark blazes and possible wildfires as a wind storm hit the area.  Utilities suggested more than 200,000 accounts could lose service between the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.    One location in Los Angeles County so a gust up to 89 miles per hour early Thursday. However, no wildfires were reported though there was an 18-acre fire in the San Diego-area Thursday.  The winds died...
    THOUSANDS of new cases in South Africa every day are thought to be driven by the new super-Covid variant. The nation’s infections have rocketed in a matter of days amid the detection of the new strain, sparking global concern. 1Top Covid tracker Dr Tulio de Oliveira, director at the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (where scientists are pictured working) claimed the new variant had already become dominant in South Africa in the space of two weeksCredit: Avalon.red South Africa had been in a period of relatively low Covid cases. But on Thursday, some 2,465 people were diagnosed, almost double the 1,275 on Wednesday and up from 794 just seven days before. It means infections have almost quadrupled in the space of a week and are almost 10-fold higher than a month ago. It is not clear how many of these cases would be caused by the so-called B.1.1.529, with less than 100 identified and confirmed so far through genetic sequencing. Scientists in South Africa are working to determine what percentage of the new cases have been caused by the...
    HUNDREDS of thousands of Brits with health conditions can now book in for their third Covid jab online. Around 400,000 immunosuppressed people are able to get slots for the next dose - which is different to a booster. 1People who are immunosuppressed can now book in online for their third Covid jabsCredit: Alamy This is because people with immunosuppression haven't been able to generate antibody numbers from their two jabs to properly fight off Covid. In line with JCVI guidance, those who are classed as severely immunosuppressed as a result of treatment, for conditions such as cancer or for those with long-term chronic conditions where their immunity is affected by medication, are eligible for a third dose eight weeks after their second dose. So far more than three quarters of those who are severely immunosuppressed have had a third Covid vaccination. And from today, adults eligible for a third dose and have received a clinical referral letter from their doctor can go online and book an appointment. The NHS Covid-19 vaccination booking service will offer an option to ‘book my...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tens of thousands of residents across the Southland were in the dark on Thanksgiving night as part of the planned safety outages by Southern California Edison due to the powerful Santa Ana winds and red flag conditions. More than 75,000 SCE customers lost power at some point on Thanksgiving Day due to precautionary public safety shutoffs. As of 6 a.m. Friday, 42,295 SCE customers were still without power, including 12,857 in Riverside County, 12,333 in Los Angeles County and 10,579 in Ventura County.  READ MORE: Santa Ana Winds Rip Apart Burbank Dome Some have had their power shut off for more than 24 hours. “Thankfully we hooked up the generator and we’re good because last Thanksgiving it was off too and we didn’t have a generator last thanksgiving,” Thousand Oaks resident Melissa Brown said. The outage has affected the livelihood of Brown’s husband, Matt Brown, a private chef. READ MORE: Large Fire Rips Through Commercial Textile Business In Downtown LA“I cook professionally, privately so I have refrigerators in the garage, so I have to have that...
    This is the amazing moment a frozen lake formed a pattern of thousands of icy spheres.  Footage filmed at Lake Manitoba, Canada, on November 20, shows the surface of the water transformed into a bumpy layer of frozen balls that look like rocks or cobblestones.  The rare pattern in the lake makes it look like a giant icy beach, which stretches as far as the eye can see. It was filmed by local entrepreneur Peter Hofbauer who owns a canoeing company at Steep Rock on the east shore of the lake, around 150 miles from Winnipeg. It was posted on Instagram by Mr Hofbauer with the caption: '20th November Lake Manitoba. Have you ever seen the lake freeze like this?' Replying to comments, he said the ice was around six inches thick and solid, making the surface rough.   In the footage, Mr Hofbauer shows the area next to the limestone cliffs covered with the spheres, which ranged from golf ball to football sized   In the footage was taken on November 20 at Steep Rock, Lake Manitoba, Canada, the ice pattern...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of jubilant Indian farmers waving green and white flags on Friday marked the anniversary of their movement by celebrating a victory that forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw three agriculture laws the farmers feared would drastically reduce their incomes and leave them at the mercy of corporations. Using tractors, jeeps and cars, farmers from New Delhi’s neighboring states last November converged on the highways on the outskirts of the capital, braving a harsh winter, a scorching summer and a devastating coronavirus surge. Farmer groups are continuing to camp out, mainly at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur border points with New Delhi, waiting for the laws to be officially withdrawn during a parliament session scheduled to begin next week. Rakesh Tikait, a top farmer leader, said they also want government assurances of guaranteed prices for certain essential crops, like wheat and rice — a system introduced in the 1960s to help India shore up its food reserves and prevent shortages. He demanded that the government set up a committee to settle their demand. “We are...
    IF YOUR bathroom is in need of a serious overhaul but you don’t want to spend thousands of pounds giving it a new lease of life, look to this DIY-savvy mum for inspiration. Monica Farrelly, 45, a pharmacist and mum to two boys, transformed her bathroom into a chic monochrome space for under £500. 7Monica Farrelly transformed her tired bathroom for under £500 and it looks amazingCredit: Latestdeals.co.uk The Glasgow mum was able to save thousands by doing the bathroom herself, as she estimates that hiring professionals would have cost around £4,000. Monica took inspiration from Pinterest and used budget materials such as Frenchic paint, Amazon stick-on tiles and even a free scaffolding board as a shelf. Monica told the money-saving LatestDeals: “I decided to become self-employed as a locum a year ago, giving me better opportunities to do the things I enjoy best - to create interiors, make furniture and basically just to nurture my creative side. "The idea for my bathroom came from an extension of what I had already created in my hallway and kitchen. "Having already...
    (CNN)More than 70,000 homes and businesses in Southern California lost power on Thanksgiving as the region battles dangerously dry conditions and high winds, with gusts topping 70 mph in some areas.The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings for parts of multiple counties, including San Diego, Los Angeles and Ventura -- collectively affecting more than 17 million people through Friday afternoon.Winds as high as 74 mph swept through the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacoima on Thursday, the agency said. Strong winds and low humidity increase threat of wildfires and power shutoffs in Southern California over Thanksgiving holiday"The critical fire weather area encompasses more than 3 million people from Thursday overnight into Friday morning, and this number drops to more than one million for mainly Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Friday," CNN meteorologist Rob Shackelford said. The elevated threat could remain in the region through Sunday, he said.Red flag warnings are issued when an area experiences conditions ideal for sparking and expanding fires, which may occur when winds are strong, humidity is low and temperatures are warm, the NWS explained....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tens of thousands of residents in Southern California continue to sit in the dark as part of the planned outages by their electricity provider. “I don’t know…there’s a time frame here,” said Dee Meichelbock “If we’re going to wake up in the morning up with electricity. I have no idea.”    READ MORE: Firefighters Responding To Major Emergency Fire In A Commercial Structure In South Los AngelesMore than 75,000 Southern California Edison customers lost power during Thanksgiving Day, many of whom are still without power several hours after the outage. Some have had their power shut off for nearly 24 hours. “Thankfully we hooked up the generator and we’re good because last Thanksgiving it was off too and we didn’t have a generator last thanksgiving,” said Thousand Oaks resident Melissa Brown. READ MORE: Snoop Dogg Joins Chargers And Rams For Inglewood’s 7th Annual Turkey GiveawayThe outage has affected the livelihood of Brown’s husband Matt, who is a private chef. “I cook professionally, privately so I have refrigerators in the garage, so I have to have that for...
              moreby Evan Stambaugh   Two Minnesota restaurants, Boardwalk Bar and Grill and a chain named Shady’s, will need to fork over $25,000 and $30,000 in fines respectively for violating COVID lockdown orders in 2020. The restaurants are obligated to pay the fines after settling lawsuits filed against them by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, according to a press release. Boardwalk Bar and Grill, located in East Grand Forks, was found to have violated Gov. Tim Walz’s Emergency Executive Order 20-99, which was enacted on Nov. 18, 2020. That executive order prohibited restaurants from allowing in-person dining during a nationwide COVID surge. In addition, Boardwalk faces a 30-day suspension of its liquor and food and beverage licenses in “separate settlements with the Minnesota Departments of Public Safety and Health,” per the press release from Ellison’s office. Shady’s, a chain that operates six locations in central Minnesota, also faced a lawsuit for “widely publicized threats to violate Emergency Executive Order 20-56,” which was enacted on May 13, 2020, and extended a temporary closure of bars and restaurants at the beginning of the pandemic....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — This Thanksgiving is certainly different than last – when the pandemic raged without widespread vaccine availability, keeping many families separated. With a vaccine, we know more of you watching and reading were gathered with loved ones – but one thing hasn’t changed. There is still great need. READ MORE: Woman Carjacked In Parking Lot Of Mercy Hospital & Medical CenterAs CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported Thursday night, the Salvation Army took on its mission to address that need – with an effort to serve thousands of meals this holiday. Ludovia Edmond left the Salvation Army center with bags’ worth of food with rolls, yams, and turkey – enough for three people. She didn’t think she was hosting this Thanksgiving. “Usually, I go to my family’s house, you know, so this is my first time not going anywhere,” Edmond said. But last minute, her grandkids asked to stop by. “I didn’t have anything to cook for them or myself really, so I’m grateful,” she said. Edmond will have all the fixings, thanks to the...
    Thousands in Southern California are without power on Thanksgiving for the second year running as the region's largest utility cut off service amid risks of strong winds causing wildfires.  Edison International of Southern California halted power service to 63,835 homes and businesses across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The shutoff began around 10:36 a.m. local time Thursday, Thanksgiving. Edison is shutting down power to avoid having live wires spark blazes and possible wildfires as a wind storm hit the area.  When all is said and done, more than 200,000 accounts could lose service between the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.    Wildfires sparked by live power lines, like this one pictured from 2019, are the reasons for the shutdowns Edison crews (pictured in a stock image) will have to check the power lines after the winds before power can be restored Voluntarily switching off power lines ahead of strong winds has become somewhat of a new normal in the region after a series of deadly wildfires was sparked by their equipment. Last year on Thanksgiving, over...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — The personal data of 2,347 clients of three Sonoma County agencies may have been exposed during a breach of a county contractor’s network, county officials said Wednesday. An August ransomware attack on the network of Seneca Family of Agencies may have exposed vital personal data including names, social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, diagnosis and treatment information, the county said. Seneca provides mental health, counseling and family engagement services for the county Human Services Department, Health Services Department and Probation Department. The county said there is no evidence that clients’ personal data has been misused as a result of the breach but, as a precaution, Seneca is notifying county clients whose data was stored on its network. The county’s computer systems were not attacked or compromised during the incident. The county took immediate action to secure clients’ data when it was notified of the breach. Seneca is providing potentially impacted individuals with 12 months of free credit monitoring and identity protection services. To enroll, clients can call (855) 675-2841 Monday through Friday (except U.S. holidays),...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Multiple North Texas cities hosted Turkey Trots Thursday morning, in the form of 5K races and mile-long fun runs and walks. In Downtown Dallas, the annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot was back for the 54th time on Thanksgiving morning after being virtual in 2020 due to the pandemic. Approximately 15,000 people attended the event, including runners in the 5K or 8-mile races, staff and volunteers. Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot 2021 (Jcredit: im Herndon from On Location Portraiture) Donations and proceeds from the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot benefit Y programs. This year’s theme was “Thankful Together” with proceeds supporting the Y’s Community Health programs that help families dealing with diabetes, nutritional challenges and weight loss struggles.  
    There are various ways Americans can get rewarded with extra cash – but unfortunately, some aren’t taking advantage of this. Multiple polls and studies show that the vast majority of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. 1Some Americans aren't taking advantage of thousands of dollars in easy money So, getting a form of stimulus payment could go a long way – whether that’s to help with a tough month or the future. While a fourth federal stimulus check seems unlikely, there are plenty of opportunities that you can take advantage of that’ll earn you extra cash. We explain them below. Child tax credits Since July, the child tax credit payments have come out in monthly installments worth up to $300 per child. These payments are awarded to parent with kids up to 17 years age of age. Most read in MoneyCASHING IN States issue 'surprise holiday cash' up to $1.1k with parents in line for $1.8kPRETTY PENNY Kennedy half-dollar among most valuable as Draped Bust coin sells for $1.6mCASHING IN Demand for December stimulus payment after families sent 'surprise' $8,000 cashTHANKSGIVING BONUS Surprise stimulus...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of people in Southern California were without power on Thanksgiving Day after utilities cut electricity to prevent their equipment from igniting wildfires amid warm and dry weather and Santa Ana winds sweeping through the region. Strong winds in Los Angeles toppled some trees overnight that fell on homes, cars and powerlines. No injuries were reported. READ MORE: Hollister Mourns Retired Officer's Loss In Colorado ShootingForecasters say wind gusts reached up to 76 mph at Arrowhead Spring in San Bernardino County Thursday. READ MORE: 400 Years Old, Thanksgiving Was Late Being Recognized As National HolidayNearly 64,000 customers were without power Thursday in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Another 5,000 customers in San Diego also lost power. MORE NEWS: Southbound I-5 Reopens After Overturned Big Rig Blocked Lanes Near Woodland(© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – After taking a different form last year because of coronavirus restrictions, many in-person Thanksgiving events to feed the needy and raise money for worthwhile causes returned Thursday to Los Angeles. Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meals at the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles. Nov. 25, 2021. (CBSLA) READ MORE: Powerful Santa Ana Winds Pummel Southland, Thousands Without Power On ThanksgivingThe Midnight Mission on Skid Row was serving Thanksgiving brunch to nearly 2,000 people, according to Midnight Mission spokesperson Georgia Berkovich. Volunteer Wendy Nguyen told CBSLA she drove in from Riverside to help serve meals at the Midnight Mission. “I love it down here. Once a month, I’m on the way down here, 65 miles, I’m very committed, I love being here, the kitchen, the environment, serving the people of Skid Row,” Nguyen told CBSLA. There were 3,500 pounds of turkey served, topped with 50 gallons of gravy, 3,500 pounds of ham with glaze, 1,000 pounds of garlic mashed potatoes, 750 pounds of seasonal vegetables, 250 pounds of cranberry sauce, 300 pounds of dinner rolls and...
    Houston (CNN)Volunteers are converging on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, overcoming supply chain challenges to serve tens of thousands of people who find themselves in need of a meal on Thanksgiving. Organizers expect to serve between 25,000 and 30,000 families during Thursday's 43rd annual "Super Feast," they told CNN. About 635,000 pounds of food is being cooked to be served as a hot meal. About 3,200 turkeys have been cooked for the feast, and another 15,000 are being distributed at a separate drive-up location outside the convention center. US Food Banks survive coronavirus demand to face new problems: supply chain disruption and rising food pricesIt's been a hard year for many here in this part of Texas, Stephanie Lewis, regional director of Super Feast organizer City Wide Club of America, told CNN. The Covid-19 pandemic is perhaps the chief culprit, having claimed countless lives and livelihoods, Lewis said. But the devastating arctic freeze that hit Texas earlier this year, along with soaring gas and food prices, has left families with impossible choices. "Some people have to make...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Powerful Santa Ana winds raked much of the Southland Wednesday night and into Thanksgiving morning — knocking out power to thousands and forcing them to scramble to change their holiday plans — downing trees and creating conditions ripe for wildfires. High winds brought a a tree down onto a home in North Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 25, 2021. (CBSLA) READ MORE: Smash-And-Grab Robbery At Nordstrom In Canoga ParkIn order to reduce the risk that wind-damaged electrified power lines could spark a wildfire, Southern California Edison imposed Public Safety Power Shutoffs, cutting electricity to thousands of customers. As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, 57,156 SCE customers were without power across the Southland. They included 19,794 in Riverside County, 15,757 in Los Angeles County, 8,624 in San Bernardino County and 2,535 in Orange County. Another 148,210 SCE customers are at risk of power shutoffs. Just before 1 a.m. Thursday, the strong winds knocked a large tree down onto a home in North Hollywood near Fair Avenue and Califa Street. The tree went into the living room and...