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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is hosting a photo contest. READ MORE: FDA Announces Recall For Foaming Hand Soap Over Contamination Worries Called the “Hometown Proud Photo Contest,” it’s for photos taken in Jefferson, Elk, Clarion, Forest or Cameron counties. READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: How Could The Economic Relief Package Put More Money In Your Pocket? The contest runs March through May. There’s a $100 cash prize for first place, $75 for second, $50 for third and $25 for fourth. MORE NEWS: Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Available March 15 You can learn more here.
    GARDENA (CBSLA) – A man and a woman were shot to death Saturday evening in unincorporated Gardena. The shooting was reported at 7:35 p.m. in the 14900 block of Chadron Avenue, said Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. READ MORE: Search Underway For 3 Suspects In Glendale Robbery Homicide detectives were called to the scene to determine the circumstances of the deaths, including whether it was a murder-suicide, Koerner said. They were later identified as Sabrina Roberts, 41, and Jason Wilson, 43, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. READ MORE: LA Expands Eligibility At Vaccination Sites Starting Monday Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances of the deaths, including whether it was a murder-suicide, Koerner said. Anyone with information about the deaths was asked to call the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or go here. MORE NEWS: Man In His Mid...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Street sweeping services in the city of Los Angeles will be changed from weekly to bi-weekly starting Monday, March 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and staff reductions, the Bureau of Street Services announced.To help residents adjust to the change, officials launched a notification system and map that can be accessed anytime. Users can input their address to get notifications 24 hours before their street will be swept. The system can be accessed at streetsla.lacity.org/sweeping."StreetsLA has done a brilliant job in adapting during the pandemic and with staff reductions, while working hard to maintain core services,'' said Board of Public Works Commissioner Teresa Villegas. Street sweeping is one of the key services for Angelenos and we appreciate the stakeholder feedback and understanding as we make modifications.''The Bureau of Street Services will also send notifications about street sweeping to City Council offices, the Department of Transportation, neighborhood...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Starting Monday, street sweeping in the city of Los Angeles will switch from weekly to bi-weekly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and staff reductions, the Bureau of Street Services announced Friday. Officials launched a notification system and map to help residents adjust to the change. READ MORE: USC Study: College Education Now A Bigger Factor Than Race In Likelihood Of COVID-19 Vaccination A parking enforcement officer puts a ticket on a car parked in a no-parking spot due to Monday street sweeping off North Orange Drive on November 3, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Residents can enter their address here to get notifications 24 hours before their street will be swept. “StreetsLA has done a brilliant job in adapting during the pandemic and with staff reductions while working hard to maintain core services,” said Board of Public Works Commissioner Teresa Villegas. “Street sweeping is one of the...
    (Reuters) - Ohio sued the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday in federal court in an attempt to compel the bureau to release population data relevant to the state's upcoming congressional redistricting process. "The federal government has chosen to drag its feet by delaying the release of census data instead of following the law," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in a statement. "The people of Ohio have found ways to meet their responsibilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic - adapting how we run businesses, caring for loved ones, home schooling children - why should the government create a double standard?" U.S. census data used once a decade to redraw legislative districts will not be made available until September, officials said earlier this month, a delay that could make it difficult for states to finish new maps in time for the 2022 congressional elections. In announcing a new release date of Sept....
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    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures so more time can be spent on fixing any inaccuracies in the data. The lawsuit filed by Ohio Solicitor General Benjamin Flowers asks a federal judge in Dayton to restore a March 31 deadline for the Census Bureau to turn over 2020 census figures used for redrawing districts, instead of a Sept. 30 deadline announced by the statistical agency earlier this month. The lawsuit claims the delay will undermine Ohio's process of redrawing congressional and legislative districts. Census Bureau officials blamed the need for extra time on operational delays during the 2020 census caused by the pandemic. The dates for releasing the 2020 census data have bounced all over the calendar because of court fights and changes made to adjust to hurdles...
    Fact check: Sign on gendered language is from Australian cafe, not Whole Foods Market US court orders NKorea to pay $2.3 bn over 1968 USS Pueblo seizure Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft The Best Flashlight We've Ever Tested Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/31 SLIDES © compujeramey // Flickr Counties with the most renters in Wisconsin All cities are made up of a...
    Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures so more time can be spent on fixing any inaccuracies in the data. The lawsuit filed by Ohio Solicitor General Benjamin Flowers asks a federal judge in Dayton to restore a March 31 deadline for the Census Bureau to turn over 2020 census figures used for redrawing districts, instead of a Sept. 30 deadline announced by the statistical agency earlier this month. The lawsuit claims the delay will undermine Ohio’s process of redrawing congressional and legislative districts. Census Bureau officials blamed the need for extra time on operational delays during the 2020 census caused by the pandemic. The dates for releasing the 2020 census data have bounced all over the calendar because of court fights and changes made to adjust to hurdles posed by the pandemic and...
    Pfizer-BioNTech will begin testing a booster shot to combat variants; Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy tests positive. Live COVID-19 updates. Black Lives Matter unveils $3M pandemic relief fund Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft The Best Flashlight We've Ever Tested Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/31 SLIDES © 25or6to4 // Wikimedia Commons Counties with the most renters in Texas All cities are made up of...
    Pfizer-BioNTech will begin testing a booster shot to combat variants; Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy tests positive. Live COVID-19 updates. Trump plots future -- and revenge -- from sunny Florida links Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft The Best Flashlight We've Ever Tested Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/31 SLIDES © Bill Fitzpatrick // Wikimedia Commons Counties with the most renters in South Carolina All...
    An Oklahoma man accused of murdering three people has admitted to carving his neighbor’s heart out and cooking it for his family, according to authorities. Lawrence Anderson allegedly killed Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, at her Chickasha home on February 9. “He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha,” an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation wrote in a search warrant obtained by the Oklahoman. “He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.” Anderson had been living at the West Minnesota address with his aunt and uncle after he was released from prison early in January. After he left Blankenship’s home, Anderson, 42, investigators say he went back to his aunt and uncle’s house, where he cooked the heart and intended to feed it to them. On February 9 the state Bureau of Investigation alleges he killed his uncle, Leon Pye,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Happy birthday, Zane! READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Bureau Welcomes Zane, Their First-Ever Comfort Puppy In Training The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police’s first-ever comfort dog is celebrating his second birthday. Zane, a golden retriever, came to the bureau as a tiny, fluffy puppy in May of 2019. He provides support for community members, children and the bureau’s officers. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police’s Comfort Dog Zane Celebrates First Birthday (Photo Courtesy: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police) The bureau says Zane has been keeping busy during the pandemic. He is continuing his K-9 training and is making appearances when he can. He visits the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill each month to greet children and takes walks with Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert through both Squirrel Hill and Greenfield. (Photo Courtesy: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police) During his down time, Zane loves a good nap and watching...
    An Oklahoma man suspected of murdering three people has confessed to killing his neighbor, cutting her heart out and then cooking it to feed his family, authorities said. Lawrence Anderson allegedly stabbed Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, to death in her Chickasha home on Feb. 9, The Oklahoman reported. “He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha,” an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation wrote in a search warrant obtained by the outlet. “He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.” Anderson had been staying at the 214 West Minnesota address with his aunt, Delsie Pye, and uncle, Leon Pye, after his early prison release in January. After leaving Blankenship’s home, Anderson, 42, went back to the Pye’s home where he cooked the heart with the intention of feeding it to them. He then allegedly killed...
    More On: oklahoma Icy, wintry blast could make evening commute slippery hell in NYC Fiery pileup on snowy Oklahoma turnpike ‘How do you like that?’ Man kills daughters, self while on phone with wife: cops Oklahoma woman shot for stealing man’s Nazi flag from home is suing him An Oklahoma man suspected of murdering three people has confessed to killing his neighbor, cutting her heart out and then cooking it to feed his family, authorities said. Lawrence Anderson allegedly stabbed Andrea Lynn Blankenship, 41, to death in her Chickasha home on Feb. 9, The Oklahoman reported. “He took the heart back to 214 West Minnesota, Chickasha,” an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation wrote in a search warrant obtained by the outlet. “He cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons.” Anderson had been staying at the 214...
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management announced that an attorney who previously worked on agency issues for environmental groups will serve as the new deputy director. The U.S. Department of the Interior said Nada Culver, who was appointed to the Denver position, will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former agency director William Perry Pendley, The Daily Sentinel reported Tuesday. The department also said Culver's new position is the first in the succession order. Culver will perform delegated duties of the director until someone is hired. Pendley also ran the agency as the deputy director since the agency's director position has been vacant. The position is subject to a Senate confirmation process following nomination by the president. President Joe Biden has not yet nominated anyone to serve as director. The Interior Department made the announcement on Monday, saying the department's political team “proudly...
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management announced that an attorney who previously worked on agency issues for environmental groups will serve as the new deputy director. The U.S. Department of the Interior said Nada Culver, who was appointed to the Denver position, will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former agency director William Perry Pendley, The Daily Sentinel reported Tuesday. The department also said Culver’s new position is the first in the succession order. Culver will perform delegated duties of the director until someone is hired. Pendley also ran the agency as the deputy director since the agency’s director position has been vacant. The position is subject to a Senate confirmation process following nomination by the president. President Joe Biden has not yet nominated anyone to serve as director. The Interior Department made the announcement on Monday, saying the department’s political team “proudly...
    Texas storm recovery: Some Texans still dont have water while others must change electric providers while others Argentina president says no law broken in vaccine scandal Population growth has slowed in the United States in recent years. The U.S. population increased by just 0.48% from 2018 to 328.2 million people in 2019, the slowest growth in a century. While the national population grew, many places actually lost a significant share of their populations, mostly to residents moving away. Dozens of major metropolitan areas across the country saw their populations contract by at least 4%. While some of the declines were through natural changes (births minus deaths), the majority were due to net migration, as many more residents packed up their belongings and moved away than moved to the area. © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. To determine America’s fastest shrinking city, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from...
    CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities say they have raided a secret prison in a southeastern city used by human traffickers and freed at last 156 African migrants - including 15 women and five children. The raid in the city of Kufra took place on Sunday after a migrant managed to escape a house-turned-prison last week and reported to authorities that he and other migrants were held and tortured by traffickers there, the Kufra security bureau said. Security forces arrested at least six traffickers and referred them to prosecutors for further investigation, the bureau said. The migrants, who are from Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan, were freed and taken to the shelter center where they were given food, clothes, and blankets. The raid shows the perils that refugees and migrants face in conflict-stricken Libya, which has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and poverty to...
    CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities say they have raided a secret prison in a southeastern city used by human traffickers and freed at last 156 African migrants – including 15 women and five children. The raid in the city of Kufra took place on Sunday after a migrant managed to escape a house-turned-prison last week and reported to authorities that he and other migrants were held and tortured by traffickers there, the Kufra security bureau said. Security forces arrested at least six traffickers and referred them to prosecutors for further investigation, the bureau said. The migrants, who are from Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan, were freed and taken to the shelter center where they were given food, clothes, and blankets. The raid shows the perils that refugees and migrants face in conflict-stricken Libya, which has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and poverty to...
    When you do not pay the electricity service on time, you get a negative score in the Credit Bureau and the Credit Circle, since since 2017 the CFE notifies the authorities of the lack of your timely payment. Credit Information Societies, which are regulated by the National Baking and Stock Commission. So, if you want to keep your credit history clean, in addition to paying your cards and credits, you must pay your electricity bill on time. In social networks, the CFE has transmitted messages in which it recommends making payments in authorized establishments such as: Oxxo, Wal-Mart and Banorte. Photo: Reformation. How to pay for the electricity? In social networks, the CFE has transmitted messages in which it recommends making payments in authorized establishments such as: Oxxo, Wal-Mart, Banorte, among others, in addition to that they can be made through the CFE Contigo application. The application...
    When debts have been contracted on credit cards, for a loan requested or for services such as cell phones or pay television, and these debts are not paid, the Credit Bureau maintains the debt figure or figures, such as a way to record how the debtor acts. When some time has passed, some records may be deleted from your history, but that does not mean that the fact that you did not pay what you owed disappears. When some time has passed, some records may be deleted from your history, but that does not mean that the fact that you did not pay what you owed disappears. Photo: Pixabay. How long it takes to remove unpaid debt from your credit history depends on the amount you owe. Let’s see some examples: 25 UDIS, 167.48 pesos, more than a year. 500 UDIS, 3,349.66 pesos, more than two years....
    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press The state of Alabama has no standing in trying to stop the U.S. Census Bureau from including people in the country illegally from the numbers used for divvying up congressional seats, the federal government said in court papers reflecting a reversal that has accompanied the change in presidential administrations. A federal judge should dismiss a lawsuit from Alabama and Republican U.S. Rep. Morris “Mo” Brooks seeking the exclusion of people in the country illegally from the apportionment numbers, attorneys for President Joe Biden's administration said in court papers Wednesday. At the very least, the judge should put the court case on hold until the Census Bureau releases apportionment figures by the end of April that will show whether Alabama keeps seven congressional seats or drops to six, they said. “The possibility that Alabama might receive only six House seats is, by definition, contingent and speculative,"...
    The state of Alabama has no standing in trying to stop the U.S. Census Bureau from including people in the country illegally from the numbers used for divvying up congressional seats, the federal government said in court papers reflecting a reversal that has accompanied the change in presidential administrations. A federal judge should dismiss a lawsuit from Alabama and Republican U.S. Rep. Morris “Mo” Brooks seeking the exclusion of people in the country illegally from the apportionment numbers, attorneys for President Joe Biden’s administration said in court papers Wednesday. At the very least, the judge should put the court case on hold until the Census Bureau releases apportionment figures by the end of April that will show whether Alabama keeps seven congressional seats or drops to six, they said. “The possibility that Alabama might receive only six House seats is, by definition, contingent and speculative,” Biden administration attorneys said. “After...
    Portland police officers threatened to arrest a group of people recovering food thrown out by a grocery store after a power outage Tuesday afternoon, NBC News reported. A huge quantity of perishable food items were thrown out by the Hollywood West Fred Meyer grocery store in Portland, Oregon, NBC News reported. Around 20 people were initially arguing with store employees about taking the food items and refusing to leave the property before law enforcement responded to the incident, according to the Portland Police Bureau. “An employee called back because they felt the situation was escalating and feared there may be a physical confrontation,” according to the Portland Police Bureau. Police responded and told the crowd that had grown to around 50 people to leave or risk arrest for trespassing on private property. Police responded to a call from employees who felt they were being harassed. PPB arrived to prevent any...
    By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — A longtime Nevada rancher is suing U.S. regulators over the approval of a lithium mine on federal rangeland he says would violate environmental laws and undermine changes he has made in his own livestock grazing practices to help threatened fish and wildlife. Edward Bartell and Bartell Ranch LLC say the Bureau of Land Management relied “entirely upon flawed and error-laden findings” in environmental assessments prepared by the mine’s own contractor. Bartell maintains the review masks the real effects that he says would lower the groundwater table, harm the federally protected Lahontan cutthroat trout and imperiled greater sage grouse and “transform much of our private lands into barren desert.” A consultant for Lithium Nevada Corp., a subsidiary of the Canada-based Lithium Americas Corp., prepared “a one-sided, deeply-flawed" analysis of the project, according to the lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – State officials are warning that the delay by the U.S. Census Bureau in releasing 2020 population figures could move next year’s May primary to July. It could also impact how much Pennsylvanians and the state, counties and cities get in federal aid. RELATED: Doctors Warn Of Rise In Children With Inflammatory Syndrome Related To Coronavirus Every ten years, the United States counts people. Those numbers determine the size and shape of our legislative and congressional districts for the next decade, and, importantly, they also determine who gets what when it comes to federal programs. All that is getting delayed. Last year’s 2020 Census figures were supposed to be released by March 31, but that is not happening. “We were initially told it was going to be delayed until July 31st. We now learned it’s going to be September 30th,” Pennsylvania Sen. Jay Costa, the Senate...
    The Census Bureau recently announced another delay and now plans to deliver redistricting data to states by September 30, promising this would be the last time the date slips. COVID-19 dragged out census data collection and processing well beyond their original deadlines in late 2020, making it more difficult for states and candidates to plan for elections in 2021 and 2022.  The Census Bureau usually rolls out the decennial data on a staggered schedule, but this year all of the states will receive it at the same time.  However, the Bureau says it will make its April 30 deadline for delivery of the apportionment data that will determine how many congressional seats a state gets.  The new timeline causes the most immediate complications for Virginia, which is one of two states that holds elections later this year. Its recently elected independent commission for redistricting has not yet decided whether...
    Failure to make payments in a timely manner or stop paying the monthly payments of what you owe will cause problems for you to obtain other credits in the future. Although the negative image in the credit history makes it difficult or difficult to obtain credit, some people do not worry about paying off what they owe. Loans you have received from a bank or financial institution make up your credit history, and you can have complications if you don’t make payments on time. All the data that is generated from your financial behavior, your purchases and payments, as well as the amount of your credits are registered in the Credit Bureau. A relevant piece of information is when that information that is generated, good and bad, about your shopping and payment habits, remains in the records of that system, and when your file will be deleted when you do...
    Demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, pelted law enforcement with “icy snowballs,” the city’s police department announced Saturday. Between 30 and 50 people participated in the Friday night demonstration and started throwing objects and yelling, according to the Portland Police Bureau. They began throwing “icy snowballs” at officers as they came to move nearby police vehicles. They ultimate tried to stay out of the demonstrators’ sight to avoid escalating the situation. “However, officers were forced to monitor in case the group became more violent or caused damage to city property,” a Portland Police Bureau statement said. Snowballs thrown at police officers as the crowd chants “Quit your job!” here in Portland #Portland #PortlandSnow #PortlandProtests pic.twitter.com/cnRP1QVdlb — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) February 13, 2021 The incident delayed the officer’s response times to other calls, including requests for wellness checks on the homeless community due to frigid weather, according to the Portland Police...
    Knowing how you are qualified in the Credit Bureau is very important because it is the image that banks or other financial institutions will see when you apply for a credit card or loan and in your case you can see a good part of your financial situation there. When you apply for a credit card or a loan, you must have a good credit history, but sometimes the record of your data does not appear. That means that you do not have a bad record, but not a good one, and if you require it, you may be denied credit for lack of registration. It is possible that your data will not appear in the Credit Bureau because the number of your replacement card is not registered, but the one that the bank gave you before. Photo: Pixabay. The process to make your inquiries is not always...
    The United States Census Bureau said it will not release the information used to delineate congressional districts and state legislative districts until late September, causing a headache for state legislators and redistricting commissions. facing deadlines to define legislative districts this year. “The main reason? COVID-19. It is something that is beyond the control of the Census Bureau, ”said Kathleen Styles, director of Decennial Communications and Stakeholder Relations at the Census Bureau, during a phone call with reporters. Styles had previously said that the data for redistricting would not be available before the end of July due to delays caused by the virus. Before the pandemic, the deadline for finalizing the redistricting data had been March 31. The redistricting data includes population counts by race, Hispanic origin, voting age, and home occupancy status at geographic levels as small as neighborhoods, and is used to reconfigure electoral districts for...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania may need to postpone its primary election next year because of late-arriving data from the U.S. Census Bureau that is necessary to redraw legislative and congressional districts, the state Senate’s ranking member said Friday. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, said it will be difficult to redraw district boundaries quickly enough to give would-be candidates time to make decisions about whether to run and gather enough petition signatures to get on the ballot. RELATED: Pittsburgh Man Indicted On Sex Trafficking Charge “We’re not at the point where have to put off the primary, but it’s something we have to consider if the data comes in so late,” Corman said. Next year’s primary election in Pennsylvania is scheduled for May 17, 2022. The state House and Senate will hold a joint committee hearing Wednesday on the impact of the delay in the Census data. RELATED:...
    The U.S. Census Bureau said Friday that it will not release information used to reconfigure congressional districts and state legislative districts until the end of September, causing a headache for state legislators and law enforcement committees. redistricting facing deadlines to modify district boundaries this year. Officials from that statistical agency attributed the situation to operational delays during the 2020 census caused by the pandemic. “The main reason? COVID-19. It is something that is beyond the control of the Census Bureau, ”said Kathleen Styles, director of Decennial Communications and Stakeholder Relations at the Census Bureau, in a phone call with reporters. Styles had previously said that the data for redistricting would not be available before the end of July due to delays caused by the virus. Before the pandemic, the deadline for finalizing the redistricting data had been March 31. The redistricting data includes population counts by race,...
    The U.S. Census Bureau announced Friday additional delays in 2020 census data needed for redrawing voting districts across the country, which could send upcoming elections into chaos as states face tightening deadlines. The bureau said in a statement a completed list of data is now expected by Sept. 30, six months after the March 31 legal deadline. Several states will not receive the data until after their legal deadlines for drawing new districts, forcing them into a potentially haywire situation in which they will have to either propose new legislation or ask courts to allow them a free pass due to the delay, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a bipartisan group dedicated to improving state legislative operations. Jake Corman, Republican president pro tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate, said the census delays could lead to postponing next year's primary election slated for May 17, 2022, a local CBS...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Next year’s primary election in Pennsylvania may need to be postponed because of late-arriving data from the U.S. Census Bureau that is necessary to redraw legislative and congressional districts, the state Senate’s ranking member said Friday. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, said it will be difficult to redraw district boundaries quickly enough to give would-be candidates time to make decisions about whether to run and gather enough petition signatures to get on the ballot. “We’re not at the point where have to put off the primary, but it’s something we have to consider if the data comes in so late,” Corman said. RELATED: Caught On Camera: Thief Steals Four Outdoor Heaters From Iconic McGillins Olde Ale House In Center City Next year’s primary election in Pennsylvania is scheduled for May 17, 2022. The state House and Senate will hold a joint committee hearing Wednesday...
    (CNN)The redrawing of seats in the US House of Representatives will be delayed by several months, officials announced Friday, with states unlikely to receive the detailed population numbers that are typically released in the spring until the end of September. The Census Bureau announced September 30 as its new target for releasing the numbers used in statehouses nationwide for the once-a-decade task of drawing new congressional districts. This process determines the political power of communities, with long-lasting impacts. Census chief quits early after final round of citizenship controversyThe redistricting numbers are typically released by April 1, and the Census Bureau historically provides the numbers even earlier to many states. The delay threatens to throw off the redistricting process in many states. The National Conference of State Legislatures says laws in several states require legislators or redistricting officials to complete the redrawing of districts this summer -- an impossibility without the...
    By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press A deadline for turning in data used for redrawing state and local legislative districts would be extended until the end of September under legislation introduced Friday by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators. A senior U.S. Census Bureau official had previously said the redistricting data would be available no earlier than the end of July, causing headaches for state lawmakers and redistricting commissions facing deadlines to redraw state legislative districts this year. The new deadline in the legislation introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Republican U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both from Alaska, suggests that deadline will be pushed back by another two months. Before the pandemic, the deadline for finishing the redistricting data had been March 31. The legislation also sets an April 30 deadline for turning in the apportionment figures used for divvying up congressional seats among...
    A deadline for turning in data used for redrawing state and local legislative districts would be extended until the end of September under legislation introduced Friday by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators. A senior U.S. Census Bureau official had previously said the redistricting data would be available no earlier than the end of July, causing headaches for state lawmakers and redistricting commissions facing deadlines to redraw state legislative districts this year. The new deadline in the legislation introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Republican U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both from Alaska, suggests that deadline will be pushed back by another two months. Before the pandemic, the deadline for finishing the redistricting data had been March 31. The legislation also sets an April 30 deadline for turning in the apportionment figures used for divvying up congressional seats among the states. The Census Bureau...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s newest mural is one soon-to-be-married couples are sure to love. It’s being installed this week inside the Register of Wills Marriage License Bureau at City Hall, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Credit: CBS3 When Madame Register Tracey L. Gordon took over the job about a year ago, she noticed the drab, beige walls of the Marriage License Bureau were anything but love-inducing. RELATED: 11-Year-Old Blind Football Player Isaiah Bingham Hoping To Inspire Others To Push Past Perceived Limitations “I was like, ‘No way!” she said. The self-declared hopeless romantic and her staff reached out to Mural Arts Philadelphia with an idea for an in-office mural where couples could document the beginning of their marriage journey. “Take a selfie and say, ‘Hey, we’re in Philadelphia, we’re in love and we just got married,’” Gordon said. The project was entrusted to Mural Arts staff artist Nathaniel Lee,...
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau data that states rely on re-draw their legislative and congressional districts is delayed — and that could upend Idaho's redistricting process. Idaho state law requires the secretary of state to issue an order no sooner than June 1 the year after the census is completed to convene the state's bipartisan redistricting commission, Boise State Public Radio reported. The commission then has 90 days to issue its final report. But Census Bureau officials said states won't receive the needed data until at least July 30. Historically, states get the data by March. “This is a pretty major delay for something that all states are dealing with,” said Jaclyn Kettler, a Boise State University political science professor. The U.S. Census Bureau encountered significant hurdles completing its work last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Officials have already missed some legal deadlines to release census data...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The warden who ran the beleaguered federal jail when disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself has been put in charge of another prison despite an ongoing federal investigation and in direct contradiction of a public pronouncement from the Bureau of Prisons that it would delay any move until the inquiry was finished. Lamine N’Diaye was placed into the position of acting warden at FCI Fort Dix, a low-security prison in Burlington County, New Jersey, earlier this month, according to four people familiar with the matter. They were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The bureau had attempted to place N’Diaye in the job at Fort Dix about a year ago, but the move was stopped by then-Attorney General William Barr after The Associated Press reported the transfer. The bureau said at the time that it would defer any transfer...
    SAGUACHE, Colo. (CBS4) — A forensic artist completed new facial reconstruction images of a man only known as ‘John Doe,’ whose body was discovered off Colorado State Highway 114 in Saguache County nearly 19 years ago. (credit: Colorado Bureau of Investigation) “We are hoping the updated digital reconstruction images will result in new information that will lead to the identification of this individual and to help solve this case,” said Colorado Bureau of Investigation Deputy Director Chris Schaefer. RELATED: For First Time In 100+ Years, Denver Looks To Drastically Improve Civic Center Park The victim was found wrapped in a blanket or quilt on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002. He was dressed in black boxer shorts and a black Harley Davidson T-shirt from Fort Washington, Maryland. RELATED: Winter Park Residents React To COVID Outbreak: Anxious To Come To Work (credit: Colorado Bureau of Investigation) If you have any information on this...
    Three people were injured in a Chester County crash between a car and SEPTA bus early Wednesday morning, authorities said. Fire crews found a SEPTA bus severely dented on its front end, with the windows cracked, just before 6 a.m. at 291 Highland Ave., according to a Facebook post by the City of Chester Bureau of Fire. Authorities said only that three people sustained injuries. It was not clear which vehicle they were riding in. Crews remained on the scene for half an hour after arrival. A Chester County driver crashed into a SEPTA bus early Wednesday morning, authorities said.City of Chester Fire BureauThe City of Chester Bureau of Fire (Engine 81, Ladder 82, Chester Car 3) was assisted by the City of Chester Police Department and Crozer EMS.
    WARMINSTER, Pa. (CBS) — When it comes to clothes, babies grow–and outgrow–fast! A woman working in Warminster is collecting those clothes for thousands of babies who need them. RELATED: Joel Embiid Helps 76ers Pull Away Late For 119-111 Win Over Kings For nearly a decade, Fran Wasserman has dressed babies she has never met! We met her back in 2014. She is the founder of The Baby Bureau, a non-profit that provides new and gently used clothes for new parents who need a hand. “They have no insurance, or they have no family or they have not enough income to provide for their family,” Wasserman said. And Wasserman has kept it up, since then, she has made and given away more than 5,400 “baby bundles.” Every child gets nearly 40 outfits but that’s not all. “We put in a new book, try to put in new rattle, hat, socks,...
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    Rep. Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden's choice for overseeing the Department of Interior. Republican Sen. Steve Daines, the extremist junior senator from Montana who shills for the oil and gas industry, met with Rep. Deb Haaland last week and came away saying he will seek to block her nomination as secretary of the Department of Interior. Daines can slow down the process by placing a hold on her nomination, and he has support from Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso (as well as 18 members of the House). But since the Congresswoman only needs a simple majority in the Senate, she is likely to be confirmed as the first American Indian and third woman to hold the Interior post. Both Daines and Barrasso sit on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.  The department governs about 75% of public lands under federal jurisdiction, including the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Services, the Bureau of Land...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, MICHAEL R. SISAK and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The interim warden appointed to run the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein died was put in the position after serving as the executioner for at least five federal executions at the end of the Trump administration. The federal Bureau of Prisons named Eric Williams as the interim warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City in late January after the prior warden, Marti Licon-Vitale, abruptly stepped down. Her yearlong tenure was marred by the rampant spread of the coronavirus, inmates’ complaints about squalid conditions, a gun smuggled into the jail and at least one inmate’s death. Williams was appointed to the high-profile warden position a little more than a month after his last execution, having played a central role in the Trump administration’s unprecedented run of capital punishment and serving as the executioner for...
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    (CNN)Fellow law enforcement officers, friends and family mourned slain FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger at a memorial service on Saturday in Florida. Schwartzenberger and Special Agent Daniel Alfin were shot and killed Tuesday while serving a federal search warrant at an apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. The search warrant was part of an investigation into violent crimes against children and both agents were part of the bureau's crimes against children squad in the Miami FBI field office.A motorcade of police cars escorted the Schwartzenberger's body from Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Parkland to the memorial at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. A memorial service for Alfin is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the stadium. The two FBI agents killed in a Florida shooting were dedicated to preventing crimes against childrenAlong the way, the Plantation Fire Department lined its...
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly personally overseeing a new hacking organization that hopes to illegally access information about the novel coronavirus. The hacking group, which has been given the name Bureau 325, was created around a month ago on January 3. According to Daily NK, the new unit was specifically created to steal data from other countries on COVID-19, despite the fact that North Korea claims that the country is free from the disease. Moreover, Daily NK claimed that Kim Jong Un is “directly handling the results” of all the information that it can access. Though the agency “nominally” under the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), it directly reports to and takes orders from Kim Jong Un rather than the RBG director. In addition, Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, also appears to be taking a leadership role in the bureau and has been described as “inspecting...
    The Portland Police Bureau now has the "lowest number of sworn employees" in more than 25 years, prompting the department to reassign certain personnel as a way to decrease overtime costs, officials announced. On Thursday, Portland police reassigned sergeants and officers from three precincts "in an effort to reduce overtime costs" –  just one day after an Oregonian/Oregon Live report detailing how Police Chief Chuck Lovell has asked city commissioners to decrease department budget cuts to just 1% so they can hire more personnel. "Due to the fact that the bureau has its lowest number of sworn employees in over 25 years (824 sworn members), and because of enormous costs associated with events of 2020, the Bureau took this step to save money," the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said in a Thursday press release regarding the reorganization. PORTLAND PRINCIPAL SPARKS UPROAR, SAYS EDUCATION SYSTEM WAS BUILT ON OPPRESSION, WHITE SUPREMACY...
    CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say up to a $5,000 reward is available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible in a Tennessee gun store burglary. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says about 30 guns were reported stolen from Cleveland Shooting Sports FFL in Cleveland, Tennessee on Jan. 24. The bureau is offering $2,500 for the reward and the National Shooting Sports Foundation is putting up the other $2,500. The bureau and foundation have a larger national cooperative initiative in which the foundation matches the bureau’s rewards in cases involving the theft of guns from federally licensed firearms retailers. Anyone with information about the incident should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), or the Cleveland Police Department tip line (423) 303-3120. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Tennessee, Associated...
    A Long Island man was arrested after allegedly driving his pickup truck with a plow attacked while intoxicated almost hitting a Marine Bureau vehicle. Deyvi Castillo-Chavarria, age 30, of Oyster Bay, was arrested around 12:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, following the incident in Oyster Bay, said the Nassau County Police. According to officers, while traveling southbound on Route 106, in their unmarked vehicle, Marine Bureau officers encountered an oncoming Dodge Ram, with its plow attached, swerving into their lane of traffic, narrowing missing their vehicle, police said.  After stopping the truck, Castillo-Chavarria was found to be operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition, police said.  He was arrested and charged with DWI and numerous traffic violations. Castillo-Chavarria will be arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
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    As millions of Americans receive the coronavirus vaccination, many are celebrating the event by sharing their vaccine card on social media – but the move could lead to identify theft. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging the public not to share images with the documents, as the cards include personal information like names, birth dates and vaccination site. The problem is such information allows scammers to duplicate the cards and create 'phony ones' that can be sold on the black market. The BBB understands that after a long year or so of lockdown, many Americans are proud to share they have been vaccinated and suggests sharing the vaccine sticker instead. Scroll down for video  The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging the public not to share images with the documents, as the cards include personal information like names, birth dates and vaccination site Sharing vaccine photos has become...
    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has advised against sharing photos of vaccination cards online, saying scammers may be able to take advantage of the personal information displayed on the card. In a report released on Friday, the BBB said the fact the cards display a person’s name, birth date and the location where they got their vaccine makes them highly useful for scammers. The organization also cited scammers caught in England selling fake vaccination cards on eBay. “It’s only a matter of time before similar cons come to the United States and Canada,” said the BBB. The cards are designed to help officials keep track of who has and hasn’t been vaccinated and there is concern that people may purchase fake cards in order to avoid receiving the vaccine. The BBB recommends instead posting a photo of a vaccine sticker received upon getting immunized, reviewing security settings on social media accounts...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in southwestern Minnesota say 21-year-old Quincy Domingo Schaffer, who went missing in Redwood County last week, has been found dead. (credit: Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) The Lower Sioux Tribal Council said in a statement that the circumstances of Schaffer’s death are under investigation. Schaffer had been missing since Tuesday. “This certainly is not the outcome we all hoped for, but at the very least he has been found,” the council’s statement said. “Thanks again to all that helped.” According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Schaffer’s body was found Sunday. According to news reports, a search party found Schaffer’s body in a lightly-wooded area within the Lower Sioux Indian Reservation. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Schaffer’s family cover funeral expenses.   More On WCCO.com: Man Who Made Big Bucks Off GameStop Stock Sends Nintendo Switches To Children’s...
    (CNN)No matter how excited you are about getting your vaccine, the Better Business Bureau is warning you: Avoid sharing photos of your Covid-19 vaccine cards."Unfortunately, your card has your full name and birthday on it, as well as information about where you got your vaccine," said the BBB in a news release. "If your social media privacy settings aren't set high, you may be giving valuable information away for anyone to use."CNN Poll: Americans willingness to get the coronavirus vaccine is on the riseAnother issue with sharing your vaccination card on social media is that it makes it easier for scammers to create imitation cards that they can sell, like some did in Great Britain, according to BBB, a non-proft that works to expose fraud and provide information to consumers.Instead of posting the vaccination card, you can share you vaccine sticker instead, the BBB suggests, and review your social media...
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    NEW YORK -- The warden brought in to clean up the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself has abruptly stepped down after a yearlong tenure marred by the rampant spread of the coronavirus, inmates' complaints about squalid conditions, a smuggled gun and an inmate's death.Marti Licon-Vitale, 54, quit the Metropolitan Correctional Center this week. Her abrupt departure came about a week after staff at the jail left an inmate - whose lawyer says he has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old child - in a holding cell for 24 hours while awaiting a competency evaluation, a violation of prison system regulations.And in the last few weeks, a correctional officer at the facility had also reported sexual misconduct by a superior, which officials at the jail delayed reporting to senior Bureau of Prisons officials, according to three people familiar with the matter.The people could not discuss the matter publicly and...
    The manhunt for a 70-year-old suspect in the murders of two duck hunters ended Saturday afternoon after the man’s body was found in a Tennessee lake, investigators said. David Vowell, of Martin, Tenn., had been considered armed and dangerous. His body was found around 3 p.m. in the murky waters of Reelfoot Lake in Obion County, near where 26-year-old Chance Black and 25-year-old Zachary Grooms were shot Monday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. TENNESSEE HUNTER WITNESSED DOUBLE MURDER AT LAKE, OFFICIALS SAY, AS SEARCH FOR 70-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT CONTINUES Investigators said an autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death. Investigators did not immediately say how Vowell died. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Obion County District Attorney Tommy Thomas told WREG-TV last week amid the manhunt that investigators have spoken to a third hunter who was in the same duck blind as the victims when the incident occurred. However, Thomas said he could not comment on...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you are among those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, the Better Business Bureau is warning you that you shouldn’t share photos of the vaccination card online. The Better Business Bureau says the cards have personal information on them that scammers could take advantage of. They also warn that scammers could take your real card to make a fake one. Scammers in the United Kingdom have been caught selling fake cards — and it’s only a matter of time before they’re found in the United States. More scams have become prevalent as the vaccine front has developed. The Pennsylvania Health Department has compiled a list on its website of frequent COVID-19 scams, plus tips for dealing with them.
    The Better Business Bureau is warning people not to share their COVID-19 vaccine cards online."Unfortunately, your card has your full name and birthday on it, as well as information about where you got your vaccine.," the BBB said in a news release. "If your social media privacy settings aren't set high, you may be giving valuable information away for anyone to use."The BBB said scammers could use real cards to make a phony one.Scammers have been caught selling fake vaccination cards online in Great Britain.The bureau warns it's only a matter of time before that starts in the U.S.The BBB said a safer option is to share a photo of the vaccine sticker or use a profile frame instead.
    The embattled federal jail where disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life is getting its fourth warden in less than two years. The Bureau of Prisons said in a statement reported by The Associated Press that Marti Licon-Vitale “has announced her retirement and an interim warden has been assigned until a new warden is appointed." The AP reported that Eric Williams is taking over as interim leader of the New York City Metropolitan Correctional Center, becoming its fourth warden in the past 18 months. The facility has been plagued by issues, including the spread of the coronavirus. Just last week, jail officers reportedly kept an inmate in a holding cell for 24 hours, a violation of prison system regulation, while he was waiting for a competency evaluation. Officials at the jail also delayed reporting allegations of sexual misconduct by a superior to senior Bureau of Prisons officials, three sources familiar with the issue told the AP. The Bureau...
    The headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C.JHVEPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to become a more aggressive consumer watchdog under the Biden administration and while the coronavirus pandemic hurls financial challenges at millions of Americans. Consumer advocates say the bureau was almost entirely declawed under former president Donald Trump, and during his tenure enforcement action steeply declined. The agency was created in 2010 after the previous economic downturn to protect people from predatory lenders. Now, it's anticipated that the CFPB will more aggressively investigate consumer complaints and take action against companies that violate the law. To lead it, President Biden has nominated 38-year-old Rohit Chopra, a longtime consumer advocate and a former student loan ombudsman at the CFPB.Rohit Chopra, President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.Alex Edelman/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesOf course, some were skeptical of the...
    Loading the player... At least two journalists tested positive for coronavirus after witnessing the Trump administration’s final three federal executions, but the Bureau of Prisons knowingly withheld the diagnoses from other media witnesses and did not perform any contact tracing, The Associated Press has learned. The AP is not identifying the journalists, but has confirmed they both received positive coronavirus tests following the executions earlier this month at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Read More: Biden to order end of federally run private prisons The Bureau of Prisons just completed a record number of executions under former President Donald Trump, more than any previous administration. The reinstated death penalty began in July as the virus raged through the prisons, complicating Bureau of Prisons efforts as attendees sued over COVID-19 concerns in the confined execution chamber. Their concerns were founded; many attendees and Justice Department officials have...
    Incoming CFPB director, Rohit Chopra The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the poster child of good government, somehow survived four years of direct and concentrated assault and is poised to rebuild and get to work saving people's economic lives again. President Biden tapped Rohit Chopra to lead the agency. Chopra worked with Elizabeth Warren, before she won her Senate seat, to establish the agency and then served as the student loan ombudsman there, and by all accounts he's going to pick up where the Obama-era director left off, going after the industry giants who had free rein again in the last four years to rip Americans off. "It's a matter of ramping back up," said Richard Cordray, the CFPB's first director, told the Washington Post. Under Mick Mulvaney, Trump's odd-job man for destroying things, the CFPB was "picking at odds and ends," Cordray said. "They ramped down, and it's a matter of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least two journalists tested positive for coronavirus after witnessing the Trump administration’s final three federal executions, but the Bureau of Prisons knowingly withheld the diagnoses from other media witnesses and did not perform any contact tracing, The Associated Press has learned. The AP is not identifying the journalists, but has confirmed they both received positive coronavirus tests following the executions earlier this month at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Bureau of Prisons just completed a record number of executions under former President Donald Trump, more than any previous administration. The reinstated death penalty began in July as the virus raged through the prisons, complicating Bureau of Prisons efforts as attendees sued over COVID-19 concerns in the confined execution chamber. Their concerns were founded; many attendees and Justice Department officials have gotten sick and the virus also spread among the death row...
    A Census Bureau official said Wednesday that the data from the 2020 census, used to redistrict congressional seats across states, will not be available until the end of April. Kathleen Styles, a top bureau official, said the data processing for apportionment numbers is projected to be done by April 30, The Associated Press reports, but a separate set of data used for redrawing districts for states and local governments likely won’t be ready until after July. The results are typically turned in by the end of the year in which the census occurred, however, the AP notes that the coronavirus pandemic caused operations to be suspended, resulting in the government agency requesting the April deadline. “This April 30 schedule reflects the Census Bureau going back in and producing a realistic schedule," Styles said. At the end of December it was reported that the Census Bureau would be missing its Dec. 31 deadline for the...
    The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to deliver the long-delayed numbers used for divvying up congressional seats by the end of April, but a holdup on redistricting data could disrupt several states’ abilities to redraw their own legislative maps ahead of upcoming elections, an agency official said Wednesday. The new goal for finishing data processing for the apportionment numbers used for congressional seats is now April 30. But a separate set of data used for redrawing districts for states and local governments wont be ready until after July in the most likely scenario, Kathleen Styles, a top bureau official, said during a presentation for the National Conference of State Legislatures. The delay in the release of redistricting data could be problematic for states that have deadlines this year for redrawing their districts. New Jersey and Virginia also have elections this year. “This is a subject of vigorous internal debate right...
    The numbers used for divvying up U.S. congressional seats among the states won’t be ready until the end of April, a Census Bureau official said Wednesday. The new goal for finishing data processing for the apportionment numbers is now April 30, said Kathleen Styles, a top bureau official. The deadline for turning in the apportionment numbers has been a moving target since the pandemic upended the Census Bureau’s once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident. The numbers were supposed to be turned in at the end of last year, but the Census Bureau requested until the end of April after the virus outbreak caused the bureau to suspend operations. The deadline switched back to Dec. 31 after President Donald Trump issued a directive to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used for divvying up congressional seats. President Joe Biden rescinded that order on his first day taking...
    A Tennessee hunter told investigators that he witnessed the murders of two duck hunters at a lake early Monday, officials said, as the 70-year-old suspect remains on the loose. Warrants were issued Tuesday for the arrest of David Vowell, who is considered armed and dangerous, on two charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of 26-year-old Chance Black and 25-year-old Zachary Grooms at Reelfoot Lake in Obion County, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. TENNESEE MAN, 70, EYED IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE CONSIDERED 'ARMED AND DANGEROUS': INVESTIGATORS No details on the circumstances leading up to the slayings were immediately released. Vowell, 70, is considered armed and dangerous, investigators said. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Obion County District Attorney Tommy Thomas told WREG-TV that investigators have spoken to a third hunter who was in the same duck blind as the victims when the incident occurred but could not comment on what led to the...
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Police on a stakeout in a Riverside neighborhood Tuesday shot and injured a person, described only as a suspect. According to the Riverside Police Department, the shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 4600 block of Tomlinson Avenue, near Tyler Street, when officers “encountered a suspect, and an officer-involved shooting occurred.” Investigators with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation have arrived and more information will be released once this initial portion of the investigation is complete. — City of Riverside Police Department (@RiversidePolice) January 27, 2021 The person, who was struck by gunfire, was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition, according to police. The department said “no officers or others were injured” in the shooting. The Riverside County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. (© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to...
    The military chief of the National Guard said Monday that 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington, D.C., at the request of the U.S. Capitol Police. “The number 5,000 is directly related to the request for assistance from the U.S. Capitol Police,” said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson at a Pentagon briefing Monday. Federal and D.C. law enforcement authorities requested more than 25,000 National Guard members for the inauguration of President Joe Biden last week, after some pro-Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building on January 6. After the inauguration, the National Guard announced the number would reduce to 7,000 troops by the end of January, and further reduce to 5,000 by mid-March. Two National Guard sources told Breitbart News that the National Guard presence is being kept in D.C. due to Democrats’ Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Acting Army Secretary John Whitley did not mention the...
    NBC News studios in Washington, D.C. Photo by William B. Plowman/NBC The start of the new year means newly-improved digs for NBC’s Washington bureau, which debuted its new studios and expanded space on the Jan. 24 episode of Meet the Press. NBCU News Group is moving its Washington-based operation after more than 60 years in the studios at 4001 Nebraska Ave., which were formally dedicated in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower. The new space will cover six floors and more than 80,000 square feet, and house seven studios for programming across NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC. Spanish-language Noticias Telemundo and Sky News will also run their Washington operations out of the bureau. The new space will house more than 400 employees, although more than 90% of NBC’s workers will continue to work remotely through at least the second quarter of 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic. “This is an outstanding...
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    A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly creating a doctored photo of two men desecrating the grave of a fallen law enforcement officer, authorities said. Joshua Garton, 28, is accused of sharing the harassing photograph targeting the late Sgt. Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, who was gunned down in the line of duty in 2018, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Prosecutors sought an investigation into the photo, which was circulating on social media. After members of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation visited Baker’s resting place on Friday, they determined the image was fake, authorities said. Investigators determined Garton made the picture and charged him with harassment.
    A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly creating a doctored photo of two men desecrating the grave of a fallen law enforcement officer, authorities said. Joshua Garton, 28, is accused of sharing the harassing photograph targeting the late Sgt. Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, who was gunned down in the line of duty in 2018, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Prosecutors sought an investigation into the photo, which was circulating on social media. After members of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation visited Baker’s resting place on Friday, they determined the image was fake, authorities said. Investigators determined Garton made the picture and charged him with harassment. Filed under harrassment ,  investigations ,  police officers ,  tennessee ,  1/24/21
    Handcuffs on the ground in Bordeaux during a protest called by police unions. NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP A Tennesse man was arrested by authorities after being accused of making a fake photo that shows two people desecrating a deceased officer's grave and posting it on social media, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release. The grave was of Dickson County Sheriff's Office's Sgt. Daniel Baker who died in 2018, the Tennessean reported. The suspect, Joshua Andrew Garton, was charged with a count of harassment, the bureau said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tennessee authorities arrested a man accused of manipulating a photograph of a deceased officer's gravesite and posting it online.  Joshua Andrew Garton, 28, was charged with a count of harassment after being accused of making a photo "that depicted individuals desecrating the grave" of late Dickson County Sheriff's Office's Sgt. Daniel...
    Police sergeants in Portland, Oregon, reportedly canceled out dozens of low-priority 911 calls over the summer without contacting the callers to notify them they would not be receiving a law enforcement response. The city’s police bureau policy requires officers to make contact with those calling 911 and explain to them that officers would not be responding if that is the case, although dozens of closeouts without a call back occurred in July and August, according to the Oregonian/Oregon Live, which filed public records requests about the matter. Supervisors at the Bureau of Emergency Communications said they were receiving complaints about the dropped calls. Patrick Jones, the client services manager for the BOEC, wrote a memo about the complaints to Director Bob Cozzie in August. “They are often understandably upset at the delay and become more upset when told PPB has closed their call without action or notification,”...
    The U.S. Census Bureau is suspending efforts to create neighborhood-level statistics on the citizenship of residents, using 2020 census data, in the latest rollback of Trump administration census-related initiatives that critics feared would be used to favor Republicans and whites during the drawing of state and local districts. As part of an order President Joe Biden signed Wednesday on the 2020 census, the Census Bureau said Friday that it would discontinue efforts to create citizenship tabulations at the city-block level using 2020 census data combined with administrative records. Among his first acts as president, Biden’s order revoked two Trump directives related to the 2020 census. The first attempted to discern the citizenship status of every U.S. resident through administrative records, and the second sought to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used for apportioning congressional seats among the states. Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, had ordered...
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    Battered by criticism that the 2020 census was dangerously politicized by the Trump administration, the U.S. Census Bureau under a new Biden administration has the tall task of restoring confidence in the numbers that will be used to determine funding and political power. Picking up the pieces of a long, fractious process that spooled out during a global pandemic starts with transparency about irregularities in the data, former Census Bureau directors, lawmakers and advocates said. They advised the new administration to take more time to review and process population figures to be sure they get them right. The high-stakes undertaking will determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets as well as the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal spending each year. “We are optimistic that things at the Census Bureau will be better. The question is whether the damage caused by the Trump administration can...
    President Joe Biden has ordered the Commerce Department to include illegal immigrants in the U.S. Census count for the apportionment of members to the House of Representatives, reversing the Trump administration policy which critics failed to halt by court action. "The Secretary [of Commerce] shall report the tabulation of total population by state that reflects the whole number of persons whose usual residence was in each state as of the designated census date in section 141(a) of title 13, United States Code, without regard to immigration status," the executive order signed Wednesday reads in part. It specified the revocation of then-President Donald Trumps executive order, which directed the Census Bureau to calculate the number of illegal aliens and exclude them from the count used for allocating House districts to the various states and thus Electoral College votes as well. "Executive Order 13880 of July 11, 2019 [Collecting Information About Citizenship...
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    President Biden intends to keep Christopher Wray as FBI director, the White House announced on Thursday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki stirred speculation about a possible ouster during her first press conference on Wednesday when she demurred after being asked by a reporter if Biden had confidence in Wray, who was picked by former President Donald Trump to lead the bureau. “I caused an unintentional ripple yesterday, so wanted to state very clearly President Biden intends to keep FBI Director Wray in his role, and he has confidence in the job he is doing,” Psaki tweeted Thursday afternoon. The FBI does not typically discuss conversations between the president and its director, but the Washington Examiner was told by a source familiar that all of the FBI’s interactions with the Biden team had been very positive. CNN first reported that Biden has confidence in Wray at the...