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    FOUR-year-old Daisy Briggs strolls on her first major modelling shoot — proving doctors wrong after they said she may never be able to walk. Little Daisy has not let spina bifida, hydrocephalus, hip dysplasia and club foot stop her achieving great things. 5Daisy Briggs, 4, strolls on her first major modelling shoot — proving doctors wrong after they said she may never be able to walkCredit: Splash News 5Daisy has spina bifida, hydrocephalus, hip dysplasia and club foot She managed to rack up walking 25  metres a day during lockdown last year, raising £25,000 for the NHS. Her hard work was recognised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who gave her a Points of Light award. And she has now been picked to model River Island’s kidswear range, and will appear on the store’s website and social media. It is her first big job, having been signed by Zebedee Management when...
    On February 22, 1854, the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad completed the first rail line to connect the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean. To promote that feat the company contacted notable East Coast citizens and journalists and invited them to ride their train to Rock Island. From there, the visitors took a steamboat trip up the Mississippi, stopping at St. Paul. The journalists, pleased with what they saw, wrote of the beauty and splendor of a region that many in the East thought was little more than a wilderness. The event, which organizers hoped would convince guests to consider financial investment in the West, was a great success. About one thousand people attended. They took the train to Rock Island and climbed aboard one of several steamboats to travel into Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota Territory. The weather, apart from early thunderstorms and mugginess, was nearly perfect. Within a short...
    Long Island foodies are flocking to a place known for its gourmet pizza. That "place" is La Bistro in both Wading River and Coram which also features other noteworthy offerings from pasta to salad to heroes. The first restaurant in Wading River was opened in 2011 by Matt Rappa, of Selden, who grew up in an Italian traditional lifestyle that took him into the Italian food industry 17 years ago.  The first was such a success, he opened the Corman location a few years later after getting and keeping a local following of foodies who know a good slice when they bite into one. A look at Yelp reviews tells the story with such accolades as: "Best pizza in Coram," and "Living on Long Island my entire life ( almost 50 years) I have eaten a lot of pizza In my time, and this place is absolutely right at the...
    A MUM has revealed how she bags all her daughter's clothes for the year in the January sales. Natasha Burt, from Sheffield, saves hundreds with the discount shopping and says she's been accused of being "cheap" because of her thrifty ways - but doesn't care. 8Natasha Burt buys all her daughter Lilly's clothes for the YEAR in the January salesCredit: Supplied Speaking to Fabulous through LovetheSales.com, the 34-year-old dog groomer says: "People say it's cheap to do all your shopping in the sales but I think it's the clever thing to do. "My daughter Lilly, nine, doesn't know the difference. And at the moment it feels like she's having a growth spurt every day. "I'm always having to buy new clothes but it wasn't until a few years back I realised how crazy it was paying full price for kids' clothes. "I totted up all my receipts for her new...
    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Dramatic new video from a police body camera shows rescuers pulling a woman out of the chilly Hudson River in Tarrytown. Wednesday morning, Tarrytown Police were called about a woman who jumped into the Hudson near the RiverWalk. Two officers and a firefighter jumped into the water and used a harness to secure the woman. Other first responders then pulled her to safety. The woman was taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Queens Man Eduard Florea Arrested After Allegedly Plotting Another U.S. Capitol Attack COVID Vaccine: Long Island County Sites Swamped By Residents Trying To Make Vaccination Appointments Staten Island Couple Says Tenants Who Haven’t Paid Rent Since May 2019 Can’t Be Kicked Out Due To Eviction Moratorium
    ATWATER VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two people who became stranded in the Los Angeles River in Atwater Village were rescued early Monday morning as the first big storm of the season dropped rain across the region.The dangerous situation was reported at 2:26 a.m. in the L.A. River just south of Glendale Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.A passerby had called for help after discovering the man and woman surrounded by fast-moving storm water on a small island in the river, where officials say is at or near where they apparently lived.EMBED More News Videos A winter thunderstorm is hammering the Southland and lighting up the sky, with significant rain expected Monday, along with snow in the mountains and high surf at the beaches. A Swift Water Rescue team tethered an inflatable rescue boat to a secure area and brought the people to safety in 65 minutes while...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man and woman were rescued after getting trapped in the Los Angeles River in the Atwater Village area during the early Monday morning storm which brought flash flooding across the region. Dec. 28, 2020. (CBSLA) L.A. Fire Department crews pulled the two stranded people to safety at around 3:30 a.m. out of the L.A. River just off Glendale Boulevard. The two were discovered stranded by passersby stranded on a small island in the river, the fire department said. The LAFD Swift Water Rescue Team used an inflatable rescue boat to get them off the island. It’s unclear exactly how the two got stranded, but the area is known for having several homeless encampments.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they’re continuing to search for two missing hunters, two weeks after their boat was found capsized in the Mississippi River. Four boats will be in the water Friday as part of the effort, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Searchers also plan to bring two cadaver dogs from Louisiana to assist, WLBT-TV reported. The hunters — 16-year-old Gunner Palmer and 21-year-old Zeb Hughes — went missing while scouting duck hunting locations near Palmira Island on Dec. 3. The boat belonging to them was found capsized on Middle Ground Island, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of where they had launched. Most items from inside their boat have since been recovered, including two life jackets, officials said. A dog traveling with the hunters that day has also not been found. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten...
    Health authorities have issued an advisory about COVID-19 exposure at two Long Island restaurants. The two eateries and exposure dates, according to the Suffolk County Health Department, are: Senor Taco Mexican Grill & Bar, located at 1028 Route 25A, Mount Sinai, on Friday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 24; Phil’s Restaurant, located at 1856 Wading River Manor Road, Wading River, on Friday, Nov. 20, Saturday, Nov. 21, Monday, Nov. 23, or Tuesday, Nov. 24. "This information is being shared with the public immediately upon discovery through intensive case investigation that more than one person connected with each of these venues has contracted the virus," the department said in a statement on Wednesday, Dec. 2. "Those who were potentially exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after visiting the restaurant," the department said.  According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever,  cough,  shortness...
    Wildlife conservationists braved crocodile infested waters to rescue a critically endangered Nubian giraffe trapped on a flooding island in Kenya. The giraffe, named Asiwa, was one of eight stranded due to days on intense rain that cut off access to the mainland, leaving the herd imprisoned on Longicharo Island. Asiwa was loaded into the barge made of steel and empty drums, with the help of the team, and then transported four miles down the river to safety. The group intends to rescue the seven remaining giraffes the same way in the next several weeks. Scrolled down for video  Wildlife conservationists braved crocodile infested waters to rescue a critically endangered Nubian giraffe trapped on a flooding island in Kenya The remarkable rescue was organized by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today joined forces with the US-based non-profit Save Giraffes Now and an African non-government organization. Conservationists with KWS, Save Giraffes Now...
    SINGLES day is growing in popularity, and it’s a reminder to celebrate number one. Originally celebrated in China, the day is gaining more interest in the UK with retailers offering specific Single Day discounts. 6Why not treat yourself to tech this November? In fact Singles Day, November 11, is the biggest shopping day in the world – bigger than even Boxing Day or Black Friday. But why wouldn’t it be? Single men and women need to treat themselves too, and everyone deserves a lift now and again. If there’s something on your wish-list that you’ve been saving for, why not gift yourself that item? Or treat yourself to a fresh style with some new pieces. To help you be good to yourself, we’ve rounded up the best Singles Day codes and deals for you to make the most of. The Perfume Shop 6Save up to £20 at The Perfume Shop...
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Rhode Island company that’s buying Atlantic City’s worst-performing casino says it can make Bally’s “a place to see and be seen” by investing $90 million and beefing up its offerings. Twin River Worldwide Holdings is seeking preliminary authority from the New Jersey Casino Control Commission to operate Bally’s while its application for a casino license is being considered. The hearing began Wednesday morning and is scheduled to conclude on Thursday. Twin River, which is changing its name to Bally’s next Monday, is in the process of buying the casino from Caesars Entertainment for $25 million in a transaction that is expected to close by the end of this year. “We want to make sure Bally’s is competitive again and return it to its former glory,” said Marc Crisafulli, a Twin River executive vice president. “We’re committed to making it a signature property again at...
    On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) and Brightpoint Health announced their organization’s rebranding under the name Sun River Health. The new brand expresses the merger of these two organizations, which occurred in late 2018, as one combined health care organization better positioned to meet the needs of underserved communities across the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island. Since 1975 and 1990 respectively, Hudson River Health Care and Brightpoint Health have driven dramatic improvements in the health of the individuals and families they serve. Along with their subsidiary organizations Community Health Action of Staten Island and Caribbean Women’s Health Association, these two Federally Qualified Health Center networks united to form one organization, providing comprehensive health care and social support services to over 245,000 patients at 43 health center locations. “Since the merger, under the guidance of our Board of Directors, several staff groups worked with...
    RIVER ISLAND has been blasted by parents for selling “sexy” tight leather trousers for children as young as FIVE – but others reckon there’s nothing wrong with them. The retailer was accused by some cautious mums of “sexualising children” after the range of black leatherette trousers was spotted on display in the kids’ section of the store. SWNS:South West News Service 5 Mums were outraged to find these black leather trousers in the kids’ section Angry mums have deemed the clothing “highly inappropriate” and accused River Island of “stripping the innocence away from kids.” Some have now demanded River Island pull them from stock after one grandmother brought the matter to light while shopping with her daughter in Worcester. Helen Richards, 60, had been browsing the aisles for an outfit for her nine-year-old granddaughter when she noticed the trousers on display. Ms Richards, of Worcester, said: “Why are they...
    A Long Island man who stole items from 13 different vehicles in three towns within a month was apprehended and charged, according to police.  Patrick Fontaine, of Yaphank, 38, reportedly began his string of car larcenies on Monday, Aug. 30, Suffolk County Police said. Among items that he stole were glasses, electronics, money and identification. He was charged with 13 counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.  Fontaine was connected car larcenies in the following locations:  Circle Drive in Shoreham on Monday, Aug. 30. Circle Drive in Shoreham on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Jomar Road in Shoreham on Monday, Sept. 13. Reynolds Road in Shoreham on Saturday, Sept. 18. Frederick Drive in Shoreham on Saturday, Sept.18. John Street in Shoreham between Saturday, Sept.18 and Sunday, Sept. 19. Royal Way in Shoreham on Sunday, Sept. 19. John Street in Shoreham on Sunday, Sept. 19. Knight Street in Shoreham on Sunday, Sept. 19. Zophar...
    RANDALL'S ISLAND, New York City (WABC) -- The body of a 4-year-old boy who fell into the Harlem River last weekend was recovered off Randall's Island late Tuesday morning.Brendan Mitchell was found floating near the ferry dock, police said.Divers spent hours on frantically searching for the child after he fell into the river while climbing a tree Saturday.The incident happened where the Harlem River and Bronx Kill meet at Randall's Island just after 2:30 p.m.Witnesses said the boy and his family were at Field 6 in Randall's Island Park for his brother's soccer practice.Police say the boy got distracted and began climbing a tree close to the water in the Bronx Kill. At some point, he lost his grip, fell into the water and was quickly swept away.He was last seen just downriver as the current carried him westbound.Some adults who were at the soccer practice jumped in the water...
    A body has been found in the hunt for a five-year-old boy who plunged into the Harlem River while climbing a tree.  Brendan Mitchell had fallen into the river on Saturday while playing with his siblings near the shoreline, sparking a desperate search.  'It's probably the 5-year-old,' a police spokesman said on Tuesday. 'It's looking more and more like this is the kid.' Police say the body was found at around 11.30am near a loading dock.  A body has been found in the hunt for a five-year-old boy who plunged into the Harlem River while climbing a tree. Pictured: Divers search the Harlem River on Saturday Brendan Mitchell had fallen into the river on Saturday while playing with his siblings near the shoreline, sparking a desperate search (pictured)   The incident happened in New York City at Randall's Island (pictured) around 2.40pm on Saturday Investigators are working to confirm...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD says the body of a small child was found in the water off Randall’s Island on Tuesday morning. That’s the same area where a 5-year-old boy disappeared after falling into the Harlem River over the weekend. MORE: Recovery Effort Resumes For 5-Year-Old Who Fell Into Harlem River Near Randall’s Island Right now, police can’t say if it’s the child they were looking for. The medical examiner is working on an identification. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    A child’s body found on Randall’s Island Tuesday morning is believed to belong to the 5-year-old who went missing after falling into the Harlem River Saturday, cops said. “It’s probably the 5-year-old,” a police spokesman said. “It’s looking more and more like this is the kid.” The remains were found around 11:30 a.m. near a loading dock, cops said. City workers were in the process of removing the remains to positively identify them, the spokesman said. The missing child, Brendan Mitchell, was last seen by his brother falling from a tree into the water. Filed under drownings ,  missing children ,  nypd ,  randalls island ,  9/22/20
    RANDALL'S ISLAND, New York City (WABC) -- The body of a child was recovered off Randall's Island late Tuesday morning, and authorities believe it is a 5-year-old boy who fell into the Harlem River this weekend.The Medical Examiner will make a positive determination,Divers spent hours on frantically searching for the child after he fell into the river while climbing a tree Saturday.The incident happened where the Harlem River and Bronx Kill meet at Randall's Island just after 2:30 p.m.Witnesses said the boy and his family were at Field 6 in Randall's Island Park for his brother's soccer practice.Police say the boy got distracted and began climbing a tree close to the water in the Bronx Kill. At some point, he lost his grip, fell into the water and was quickly swept away.He was last seen just downriver as the current carried him westbound.Some adults who were at the soccer practice...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two casinos, which reopened in June after being closed for several months because of the coronavirus, are further expanding their weekend hours later this month. Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln and the Tiverton Casino Hotel will be open all weekend until 3 a.m. on Sundays, and also will remain open 24 hours on Sundays before a Monday holiday starting Sept. 25, Twin River announced Monday. “We’re pleased to expand our weekend hours of operation and take one step closer to some degree of business as usual,” Marc Crisafulli, president of Twin River's Rhode Island operations, said in a statement. Coronavirus safety measures, including social distancing and mandatory face coverings, will remain in effect. ___ SALVATION ARMY CUTS The Salvation Army has closed three of its Rhode Island thrift stores and laid off about 50 employees, officials say. The cutbacks blamed on the coronavirus...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The desperate search resumes Sunday for a 5-year-old boy who fell into the Harlem River on Saturday. Police said the search has turned into a recovery effort for the body, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. The FDNY and NYPD, with assistance from the Coast Guard, searched the river near Randall’s Island for hours Saturday after the boy went missing around 2:30 p.m. Before the crews arrived, witness Karim Hudson said a group of people quickly jumped into action. “There was about 4 or 5 folks in the water and about 10 or so people running around the shore trying to see if they could locate the kid and point them towards him, but we just couldn’t find him,” Hudson told CBS2’s Cory James. Video provided a closer look at the scene where the search and rescue is taking place. Rescuers and divers are seen in the water,...
    OFFICIALS are searching urgently for a missing boy, 5, who reportedly fell into the Harlem River after climbing a tree on Randall's island in New York. Authorities on Saturday said the boy had been climbing a tree at Randall's Island Field 7 when he fell into the river, PIX11 reported. The tri-state coast guard said they are working with NYPD, FDNY, and boat crews to search for the boy. Reports of the boy falling into the river was shared on the Citizen app around 2:45pm. As of 5:22pm, crews were still searching for the boy, according to the Citizen app. Most read in NewsPOISON POSTTrump was 'mailed package of poison ricin that was intercepted by cops'COVID CHECKLISTTHREE new virus symptoms revealed including diarrhea and runny noseHAUNTING THREATWoman text BF ‘hope your mom likes being burned alive’ before deadly fireExclusiveVILE VIDS'Pedo filmed himself raping baby while changing diaper’ as pal says...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Dakota County authorities say a search effort is underway to find a missing airplane. The aircraft was reported overdue for arrival at the South St. Paul Municipal Airport Sunday evening. Investigators are trying to figure out the plane’s last know location, and crews are searching the Mississippi River near Grey Cloud Island -- located southwest of St. Paul Park -- with the help of drones. This is a developing story. Check back for further updates.
    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A man driving with a suspended license struck two men who had been standing on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway to exchange insurance information after a minor crash of their own, authorities said. One of the men on the shoulder died, and the other was injured. The fatal accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the southbound lanes near milemarker 86 in Toms River, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. Daniel Cintron, 50, of Ossining, New York, and Frank Puglisi, 21, of Staten Island, had been in a minor crash a short time earlier. They were exchanging insurance information when both were hit by an SUV driven by Roberto Sandoval-Guerrero, 37, of Toms River, authorities said. It wasn’t known Wednesday whether Sandoval-Guerrero had a lawyer to speak for him. Cintron was thrown onto the highway, was run over by several vehicles and...
    HARRISON ISLAND, Md. (WJZ) — A body was found in the Potomac River near Harrison Island Monday afternoon. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services were called to Harrison Island around 2:40 p.m. for a report of a body in the water. Water Rescue – Potomac River in area of Harrison Island, report of body in water, @mcfrs Swift Water Rescue & BT714, BT731, SW730, SW730B, M714, PE729, UTV714, USPark EAGLE, BC705, & @LoudounFire responding, boats deployed from Whites Ferry and Edwards Ferry pic.twitter.com/G7FpcNEihu — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) August 24, 2020 Crews from Loudoun County Fire were also on scene helping with the rescue. Rescuers found a body just after 3 p.m.  
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s two casinos laid off more than 1,300 workers combined earlier this month, according to documents filed with state labor officials. More than 1,000 workers at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln and nearly 300 at Tiverton Casino Hotel lost their jobs, Twin River Worldwide Holdings reported to the state Department of Labor and Training, The Providence Journal reported on Sunday. The layoffs became effective Aug. 11, the same day Twin River reported a $24 million second-quarter loss based in part on casinos being temporarily shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers were furloughed during that period. Rhode Island’s casinos have since reopened. Twin River CEO George Papanier said Twin River is pleased by its results since the economy began to reopen in June. Only $2 million of the second quarter loss was in June and Papanier said preliminary July figures are encouraging for a...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two casinos laid off more than 1,300 workers combined earlier this month, according to documents filed with state labor officials. More than 1,000 workers at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln and nearly 300 at Tiverton Casino Hotel lost their jobs, Twin River Worldwide Holdings reported to the state Department of Labor and Training, The Providence Journal reported on Sunday. The layoffs became effective Aug. 11, the same day Twin River reported a $24 million second-quarter loss based in part on casinos being temporarily shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers were furloughed during that period. Rhode Island's casinos have since reopened. Twin River CEO George Papanier said Twin River is pleased by its results since the economy began to reopen in June. Only $2 million of the second quarter loss was in June and Papanier said preliminary July figures are encouraging for a...
    RUMSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Residents should be on the lookout after two separate bull shark sightings were reported in a New Jersey river.NJ Fish and Wildlife are looking into the claims of the sightings in the Navesink River in Rumson.Authorities sent a note to residents to be cautious in the area around Navesink Avenue, even though no shark sightings have been confirmed.Still, one resident who has experience with bull sharks says it's better to be safe than sorry.There have been some shark sightings in Rumson in the past.On Long Island, several shark sightings have prompted beach closures this past month.RELATED: Tracking efforts underway as nearly 20 sharks spotted near Long Island in 2 weeks----------* More New Jersey news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
    NEWBURYPORT (CBS) – Three people were rescued Wednesday afternoon in the area of Plum Island after they were swimming off a sand bar in the Merrimack River. The three adults were in an area they shouldn’t have been swimming in when they became distressed, the harbormaster said. Rescuers near Plum Island after three swimmers were saved. (WBZ-TV) The harbormaster rescued two of the people and the Coast Guard saved the third. All three are being evaluated for what appear to be minor injuries after inhaling water. No further information is currently available.
    RIFLE, Colo. (CBS4) – Rescuers near Rifle waded through the Colorado River to save three people over the weekend. Their boat reportedly capsized late Sunday morning, leaving them stranded on an island in the middle of the rushing river. Crews from Colorado River Fire Rescue used a ladder to help everyone get to safety. On 07/05/20 at approximately 1157 hrs CRFR crews responded to a river rescue call near West Rifle on the Colorado River. Three individuals were stranded on an island after capsizing their watercraft. Crews worked quickly to return the individuals to safety. pic.twitter.com/mK3mk41ieU — Colorado River Fire Rescue (@CORiverFire) July 6, 2020 No one was hurt.
    A persistent New York City inmate attempted to escape Rikers Island on Sunday by climbing to the rooftop, just three days after he tried to swim to freedom. Arthur L. Brown, 37, of Brooklyn, made a second attempt to flee massive penitentiary during an early morning recreation session around 9am.  New York Daily News reports that Brown scaled a fence at the North Infirmary Command building and managed to climb his way onto the roof.  He was reportedly left on the roof for 30 minutes as jail staff attempted to apprehend him. 'We have eyes on him... we have units attempting to help the perp,' a police unit reportedly said on the radio. Thread: Inmate on rooftop. Sources say inmate who tried to escape from #RikersIsland two days ago tried to escape again today. Sources say he scaled a wall, got on a roof. He was apprehended in about 30 minutes. Two...
    RIKERS ISLAND, New York City (WABC) -- A Rikers Island inmate who was captured after attempting to escape last Thursday gave it another go Sunday.Authorities say 37-year-old Arthur Brown climbed a fence at around 9 a.m. during recreation and was promptly apprehended on a roof."This detainee was quickly apprehended and returned to custody," Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Peter Thorne said. "The incident is under investigation and there will be immediate staff suspensions if warranted."On June 18, Brown scaled a wall and jumped into the river in an apparent attempt to swim to freedom.Two correction officers assigned to the K-9 unit, Larry McCardle and Gregory Braska, ran after him, jumped into the river and pulled him out.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York City news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    Two inmates escaped from New York City’s Rikers Island jail on Thursday afternoon, reports suggest. Authorities were alerted just after one 1pm that two inmates had jumped into the East River that surrounds the notorious jail, between Queens and Manhattan. One of the inmates, Arthur Brown, who was housed at the George R. Vierno center at the facility, was recovered by a harbour unit almost immediately, the NY Daily News reported. A second escapee reportedly remains at large and was last seen swimming towards the runway of the nearby LaGuardia Airport, NYC Scanner reported. Authorities were alerted just after one 1pm that two inmates had jumped into the East River that surrounds the notorious jail (pictured in foreground), between Queens and Manhattan Law enforcement say Brown escaped after scaling a wall and jumping into the river before launching his apparent attempt to swim to freedom. Two correction officers assigned...
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