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    LEEDS legend Peter Lorimer has been moved to a hospice as he battles a long-term illness. The Scot, 74, is the Elland Road club’s leading scorer with 238 goals in a Leeds career spanning two spells and 24 years. 1Leeds legend Peter Lorimer (left) pictured with Allan ClarkeCredit: PA:Empics Sport #LUFC can confirm that Peter Lorimer is currently in a hospice battling a long term illness. Peter, Sue and their family would like to thank #LUFC fans for their wonderful messages of support— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 26, 2021 Leeds confirmed the news in a short statement released on behalf of Lorimer and his family. The club said: “Peter, his wife Sue and their family would like some privacy at this time. “But they also want to thank the Leeds United fans across the world for their wonderful messages of support. The club will update fans on Peter’s progress in...
    The Liverpool goalkeeper of England and the Brazilian team that he has received in the last 24 hours after the death of his father, José Becker, 57, was made public who drowned in a dam that passes through his property in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. « I would like to thank everyone for the messages and tributes to my beloved father. Our family feels loved by everyone. May God bless the lives of each one! ”Alisson wrote on his social networks, in English and Portuguese. pic.twitter.com/NxlPimNQxl – Alisson Becker (@Alissonbecker) February 25, 2021 Initially, José Becker was reported missing around 5 pm local time after jumping into the dam in which he liked to dive.. Later the police and fire department were called to the scene and Mr. Becker’s body was found late at night. lifeless. In addition to receiving support from Liverpool, he also Porto Alegre International,...
    Support is surging for a Morris County father and his daughter who was hospitalized with burns after a devastating house fire. The Florham Park home of Bill Guerriero and his daughter, Allison, was ravaged by a fire on Feb. 21. While Bill was uninjured in the blaze, Allison is recovering from severe burns in a local hospital’s burn unit and will be there for “quite awhile,” according to a GoFundMe launched in the family’s support. Though Bill was able to salvage some of his late wife’s belongings, many of the family’s other possessions were lost to the fire, including most of Allison’s clothing and other personal items, the page says. “Besides the shock of the entire situation the devastation of the fire was realized when Bill and his sister-in-law went to the house to try and recover whatever items they could,” reads the fundraiser, which has garnered more than $14,000. Bill...
    Five board members of Texas grid operator ERCOT resign Top Senate Republican has serious concerns over Pentagon policy pick Celebrities from around the world sent their thoughts and prayers to Tiger Woods after his scary Tuesday morning car crash in Los Angeles County. “Praying for TW right now,” champion skier Lindsey Vonn, who is also Woods’ ex-girlfriend, said Tuesday afternoon. © Ringo H.W. Chiu Tiger Woods' crashed SUV is seen from across the road. Tiger Woods' crashed SUV is seen from across the road. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/) “Barbara and I just heard about Tiger’s accident, and like everyone else, we are deeply concerned,” Jack Nicklaus tweeted about himself and his wife. “We want to offer him our heartfelt support and prayers at this difficult time. Please join us in wishing Tiger a successful surgery and all the best for a full recovery.” Woods, 45, suffered serious injuries...
    Support is surging for the family of a Lehigh Valley father and cook after his sudden death at age 29. Devon Decker died Feb. 20 at his Easton home, his obituary says. Born in Fountain Hill, Decker had worked as a cook for Pints & Pies Pub, Carrabba’s, and TGI Fridays, his memorial says. Decker was known for his love of cooking as well as spending time with his family, including his young son, James, his obituary says. More than $8,900 had been raised as of Wednesday afternoon on a GoFundMe for James, as well as Decker’s mother, Michele. “Devon Decker was taken from us way too soon,” reads the fundraiser, launched by Alicia Melhem. “He will be missed dearly by his friends and family.” In addition to his mother and son, Decker is survived by his father, Ray Decker and wife Venus; sisters Briley Decker and Marlee Decker; brother...
    CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore’s daughter Hannah teared up as she remembered her dad as a "beacon of hope" before his funeral. The Second World War veteran's funeral will take place this Saturday close to his family's home in Bedfordshire. 4Captain Tom Moore's daughter Hannah said her dad was a 'beacon of hope'Credit: Rex Features He passed away on February 2 aged 100 after contracting Covid-19 - he will be given military honours at the service, which is being attended by eight of his family. His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore became emotional as she discussed his death and told viewers on Good Morning Britain that they had lost "a fifth of their family." A tearful Hannah said: "It's really difficult we have lost a fifth of our family, it's really hard to say it. It makes me feel really emotional to say it because he was part of our life. What an...
    LADERA RANCH (CBSLA) — A family that was being harassed for months by some local teens is getting overwhelming support from the community, but the leader of the Good Samaritan effort is now being threatened with a possible defamation lawsuit. People were signing up in shifts to guard the home against vandalism, attacks and anti-Asian American slurs. Now, even more neighbors are stepping up to help out and monitor Haijun Si’s home. “Since the initial airing of the news story, we’ve had a lot more volunteers. We’ve had large groups come out, which has been unbelievable,” said the woman who organized the effort to protect the Si family. She wanted to remain anonymous. The family has finally gotten to have some peaceful nights with the outpouring of support from neighbors, but now some parents of the teens are threatening to sue the organizer for posting one of the alleged harassment...
    Support is surging for a Montgomery County family whose matriarch was airlifted and house destroyed in a devastating weekend fire. More than $49,800 had been raised as of Monday morning for the the Bannerman-Martins on a GoFundMe page following Sunday's blaze. Perkiomen firefighters arrived at the family's two-story home near King Road and Cranberry Boulevard around 2:20 p.m. Tracy was rescued from the second floor of the home and airlifted to Leigh Valley Ceder Crest Hospital. Two other family members, Will and Willie, escaped unharmed, GoFundMe founder Kelly Bottura Bernardyn said. "This fire has left the family devastated of memories and necessities," the GoFundMe reads. "This page is to help with any burdens such as clothes, shoes, food, and medical related expenses. All of the funding will go to Will and their daughter Ashley, currently residing in Philadelphia." The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Perkiomen Fire Company was assisted by the Limerick Fire...
    A missing Wyoming toddler, Athian Rivera, was found dead in a dumpster just hours after he was reported missing. Two-year-old  Athian Rivera was reported missing about 1 p.m. Friday. 2Athian Rivera was last seen on Desmet Drive wearing a short-sleeved shirt and black sweatpantsCredit: Cheyenne Police Department. Cheyenne Police said on a Facebook post that the boy was last seen on Desmet Drive wearing a short-sleeved shirt and black sweatpants. An investigation was launched for the missing child and according to Wyoming Tribune Eagle, police found the toddler shortly afterwards, in a dumpster on the same street.  According to Cheyenne PD Public Information Officer Alexandra Farkas, authorities used a reverse search on a 911 call to notify all residents within a half-mile radius from where the child was last seen. A number of agencies assisted police in the 'extensive search' for the boy. She added that the investigation is ongoing...
    FORNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two Forney middle school tennis players have put aside their rackets for now. Forney seventh grader Bryton Zastoupil said, “I miss miss it quite a lot because there aren’t many sports like it.” READ MORE: Texas Renters Dealing With Major Damage, Unlivable Conditions After Winter Storms Forney eighth grader Elyse Spurgeon said with laughter, “It’s kinda sad. I didn’t join tennis on my own free will.” Nor did either kid leave the game by choice. Bryton thought he had a normal stomach bug last fall — only to be informed in October that it was more serious than that. Bryton’s mother, Kristin, said, “He looked over and said ‘mom if this is cancer do I get a make a wish.’ I said there’s no way this is cancer. Why would you ask me this?” Unfortunately, Bryton’s hunch was correct. He acknowledged, “To be honest I didn’t...
    A FOOTBALL mad schoolboy who tragically died suddenly in his sleep has been described by his mum as having a "heart of gold". Alfie Humphreys, from Cheshire, was found dead by his heartbroken mum Nicola Whitfield on Friday as she desperately tried to wake him up. 2Alfie Humphreys, 11, died suddenly in his sleepCredit: Family handout 2Widres FC described the schoolboy's death as a 'tragic loss'Credit: twitter It is unclear at this stage what caused the 11-year-old's death, reports Cheshire Live. His mum, Nicola, described promising footballer Alfie as her "best friend" in a touching tribute. The 35-year-old, of Widnes, said: "He was such a lovely boy and he had a heart of gold, and I know everyone says that about their children, but he would have done anything for anyone, especially me. "He'd have done anything for me, absolutely anything. "He was my best friend." Everton-fan Alfie had...
    ALASKAN Bush People's Bear Brown said his dad Billy's tragic death is the "hardest time" for the family, as he thanks fans for their support. Billy, 68, died at his Washington home earlier this month after suffering a seizure. 6Bear Brown posted a heartfelt thank you to fans for their condolences Bear took to Instagram to thank fans for their support after the patriarch's passing. The 33-year-old also urged followers to tell those closest to them how much they love them. He wrote: "Hello everyone! My Mom wanted me to personally thank everybody, for all the support in this very hard time! By far the hardest time of my family, the Wolfpack! Has ever been through! "We have received condolences from all over the world! So thank you to all y'all guys from all over the world! It means a lot to us!!!" 6Billy Brown was the beloved Alaskan Bush...
    RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – Todd Sanderson wears the names of fallen Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies and detectives on the back of his shirt, but he now realizes one more will have to be added to the list – 6-year-veteran Deputy Adam Gibson, who died in the line of duty in Cal Expo in January. “I’ve been retired from the sheriff’s office for two years. I didn’t know him, but still a brother,” said Sanderson. Deputy Gibson and K-9 officer Riley died in a shootout. Fellow law enforcement officers and the community gathered at Thin Line Brewing Company in Rancho Cordova to raise money for Gibson’s wife, Rachel, and their baby girl, Sophie. “I wanted to make sure I was here to support her and her daughter,” said Mimi Quirarte. “Even as a police wife or girlfriend, we’re all one community. And even as human beings, we all have to spread...
    PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Medical Center is offering a Virtual Stroke Support Group for stroke patients as well as family members of stroke survivors. The group will meet quarterly, with their first meeting scheduled for 11am on Saturday, February 27. The Virtual Stroke Support seeks to help stroke survivors rebuild their lives through education, tips on daily living and recovery. The first meeting will feature SOMC Rehabilitation Care Unit Medical Director Dr. Vanessa Wanjeri. “Recovery from a stroke can be difficult, and it’s important we do everything we can to give the patients the support they need,” Director of SOMC Rehab Care Regina Keller said. “It’s also hard on their families, though. Family members also need to know that there are resources available for them, so they can better understand their loved one’s condition and how they can overcome their obstacles together.” Stroke survivors may experience a variety of challenges,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the Buffalo community marks a week since a shooting at a health clinic that killed one person and injured four others, the families of the victims are speaking out. Authorities said Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, was angry about his medical treatment before he shot five workers and detonated three apparent pipe bombs at the Allina Health clinic. He now faces a murder charge and several additional attempted murder charges. RELATED: Healthcare Workers Demand More Security After Buffalo Shooting: Im Surprised It Didnt Happen Here Medical assistant Lindsay Overbay, 37, was killed in the shooting. She was a mother to two young children. The other victims — Sherry Curtis, Tammy Schaufler, Antonya Fransen-Pruden and Jennifer Gibson — were also staff members at the clinic. All are expected to survive. The families of all five victims released statements via Allina Tuesday. From the family of Sherry Curtis: “We...
    Prince William visiting the Albert Kennedy Trust in London. Jonathan Brady/ AFP/ Getty Images. Through the years, the royal family has supported the LGBTQ community.  Prince William, for example, has invited LGBTQ people to Kensington Palace to discuss mental health. Queen Elizabeth pledged to protect the LGBTQ community during a speech to Parliament in 2017.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As members of the British royal family continue to break from tradition, some have become more open in supporting the LGBTQ community. Through the years, Prince Harry and Prince William have publicly announced their support of the community, just like their mother, Princess Diana, did back in the '80s. Even Queen Elizabeth herself has come forward in favor of LGBTQ people.  Here are nine ways the royal family has supported the community. 
    Twitter Molly Steinsapir Molly Steinsapir, the 12-year-old California girl whose bike accident prompted prayers from many strangers, has died, her mother confirmed on social media. Molly was remembered for her love of animals and her intelligence. “Molly has been called home to G-d. While our hearts are broken in a way that feels like they can never be mended, we take comfort knowing tha(t) Molly’s twelve years were filled with love and joy. We are immensely blessed to be her parents,” Molly’s mom, Kaye Steinsapir, who lives in Pacific Palisades, wrote on Twitter on February 15, 2021. A GoFundMe campaign to help her family raised more than $17,000. Since Molly’s mom, Kaye Steinsapir, revealed her daughter’s fight to survive on Twitter, many people have offered support. Her original tweet read, ‘Please. Please. Please. Everyone PRAY for my daughter Molly. She has been in an accident and suffered...
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – An Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Sergeant is on advanced life support due to complications from COVID-19 and pneumonia. Sgt. Nate Kyelberg developed symptoms on Feb. 1 and is currently on a ventilator, according to the sheriff’s office. Sgt. Nate Kyelberg and his family (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office) “One of our most dedicated and faithful employees, Sgt. Nate Kyelberg is in a battle for his life today,” ACSO stated on Facebook. “Nate has devoted his life to public safety and has always put himself second to his family and community.” (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office) Welcome Home Brewery in Parker is holding a fundraising event for Sgt. Kyelberg on Saturday night. Half of the proceeds raised between 6 p.m. to close will be donated to the Arapahoe Lodge FOP Benevolent Fund, directly benefiting Sgt. Kyelberg and his family. The brewery is located on the northwest corner...
    BOSTON (CBS) – A.J. Quetta, the Bishop Feehan hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a game last month, will be transferred to a rehab facility in Atlanta. His family said he will spend three months at the Shepherd Rehabilitation Center. The facility is considered one of the best in country and specializes in the treatment of spinal cord injuries. RELATED: Massachusetts Creates Vaxfinder, A New Website To Help People Book COVID Vaccine Appointments The family said the care A.J. received at Mass General Hospital since he was injured on January 26 has been “world-class.” RELATED: Masks, Social Distancing Among CDC Guidelines For Reopening Schools Bishop Feehan hockey player AJ Quetta (Image credit Bishop Feehan) In a statement, A.J.’s father thanked everyone for their continued support. “Words can’t express our steadfast appreciation to all the donors during this time. This would not be possible without all...
    Support is surging for the family of an 11-year-old girl and her 8-month-old baby brother who died in a Jersey City fire Thursday morning. Desire Reid tried to rescue her 8-month-old baby brother, Keyon Robinson, from an upstairs bedroom of the blaze, which broke out at 470 Martin Luther King Drive around 11:30 p.m., authorities said. The childrens’ mother and a six-year-old boy were able to evacuate before firefighters arrived. Reid and Robinson, however, were pronounced dead. “Yesterday we had a terrible tragedy in #JerseyCity where 2 young children passed away in a fire,” Mayor Steven Fulop wrote on Twitter. “It is nothing short of heartbreaking.” More than $8,400 had been raised as of Friday afternoon on a GoFundMe for memorial services. “Jersey City awoke to tragedy Thursday morning after an 11-year-old girl and her infant brother died in an apartment fire in the city’s Bergen-Lafayette section,” reads the fundraiser, created by...
    Support is surging for a Morris County family displaced in an apartment fire earlier last week. Juan Deleg and his family lost most of their possessions in the Feb. 5 fire on Speedwell Avenue in Morristown, according to a GoFundMe created by Lisa Deleg. The three-alarm fire displaced six tenants and caused serious damage to a neighboring Chinese restaurant, MorristownGreen reported. The donations from the fundraiser will be used to help the family rebuild after their devastating loss, as the apartment sustained serious fire and water damage. “They are facing unexpected expenses to start over, get resettled, and plan for the future,” reads the fundraiser, which has earned nearly $1,400 in less than 24 hours. Click here to view/donate to ‘Help the Deleg Family Recover From Apartment Fire’ on GoFundMe.
    In the election that won Emmanuel Macron there were initially 12 candidates and the Parisians did not know well who to vote for, so a group of citizens hung up a poster with the phrase ¨Oui on Pet¨ (¨Yes we can¨) supporting the style of governing of Obama and repeating his famous phrase. ¨Yes we Can¨. Of course, legally, the proposal was unfeasible, but 40,000 signatures were gathered to support the initiative. Something that seemed like a joke, had an echo and the premise was based on the fact that “Obama has the best curriculum vitae to represent us,” said the group behind the initiative. The previous episode reveals the absence of leadership in the world and the emptiness that global citizens feel by not having many options to help them live in a better world. Barack Obama and his family passed with ten and note this test and now,...
    Support is surging for the family of a Pennsylvania mother of two daughters who suffered from a fatal heart attack while almost nine months pregnant with a son. Formerly of White Haven, Samantha Ann Cowin of Pocono Lake died after a severe heart attack while pregnant with a son on Feb. 5 at the age of 30. Born in Lansdale, Cowin was had a passion for helping others and a “generous spirit,” her obituary says.  More than $3,100 had been raised as of Thursday afternoon on a GoFundMe for Cowin and her son’s memorial services. “Dearest family and friends, it is with sad hearts that we lay to rest my niece Samantha (Manton) Cowin and her unborn baby boy,” wrote fundraiser creators Joann Lowrey and Madison Lowrey. Any additional donations will be put into a trust fund for Cowin’s two daughters, who are being raised by her sister, Amanda, and...
    New York (CNN Business)After their son's death, Dan and Dorothy Kearns said they were horrified to learn that their panicked child repeatedly tried and failed to get in touch with Robinhood about his negative account balance of $730,000. Alex Kearns, a 20-year-old college student, mistakenly believed he owed that staggering sum of money and took his own life last June after his desperate pleas to Robinhood went unanswered, according to his family. He left a note that signaled confusion about his negative Robinhood balance. "Anyone would be in a state of panic to see those numbers on their screen." Dorothy Kearns"If he had been able to get a hold of somebody...he would be alive today," Dan told CNN Business in an interview.The Kearns family is suing Robinhood for the wrongful death of their son, who — like a growing number of novice traders — turned to the free trading app...
    New York : So far it has not been declared whether the number of dependents who can receive the money will be limited. Photo: JUNG YEON-JE / . / . Legislators in the Senate are still negotiating the approval of a third economic stimulus check, which everything indicates that it will be for $ 1,400. However, both Democrats and Republicans have so far disagreed on who will be eligible. President Biden’s $ 1.9 billion stimulus package provides that all dependents of any age also receive a full economic stimulus check for $ 1,400, which did not happen with the first or with the second support that was given. It should be noted that with the first stimulus check, dependents under 16 only received $ 500, and with the second this same group received $ 600. But, if President Biden’s stimulus package is approved as it...
    ROUND VALLEY — Nearly three years after the disappearance of Khadijah Britton, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation held a virtual press conference Friday to urge residents of the Covelo area to come forward with any information regarding her possible kidnapping. Khadijah Britton (MCSO)  “We’re here today to reach out to 100 percent of the Round Valley community, hoping that you’ll continue to support the family and support us,” said Sheriff Matt Kendall Friday during a Facebook Live video Feb. 5. “It is the belief of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office that someone in the Round Valley area has information regarding this crime … and that eventually, someone is going to come forward with this information. And we want to be able to work together, to provide support, in order to make sure that this investigation comes to an end, so we can support the...
    What was supposed to be a fun weekend out getting frozen yogurt turned out to be a horrific one for two teenage girls, one now dead and the other critical, following a head-on crash on their way home. Support is surging for Pinelands Regional High School students, friends and coworkers Gianna Palmieri, 16, and Kaitlyn, following the Jan. 30 crash. The speeding driver who struck them -- Michael Pillarella, 26, of the Manahawkin -- was slapped with new charges of  aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide after Palmieri died of her injuries Tuesday, authorities said. A GoFundMe for Gianna's family had raised more than $4,700 as of Wednesday morning, while another for Kaitlyn and her family had raised $13,000. Pillarella was driving north on Radio Road near Baltusrol Court in Little Egg Harbor at about 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 30 when he lost control of his car on a curve, crossed over the center line...
    Hungary’s minister for families believes that “the demographic crisis of the Western world” is one of its greatest challenges, and that without serious action to support parents “Europe will be lost.” This is part two of two part-part interview with Katalin Novák, Hungary’s Minister for Family Affairs. Read part one here. Discussing some of the wider issues around Hungary’s world-leading programme of support for people to have families — as an alternative to mass migration, which the country’s conservative government sees as undesirable due to the long-term impact on social cohesion and the national culture — Minister Novák dismissed any suggestion that the policies are “leftist” merely because they involve state support. “I would never declare our family policies leftist. We give chance, the freedom of choice, real opportunities,” said the Hungarian stateswoman, whose prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has indeed been at pains to criticise many Westerners and the European Union for “making...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– CBS 2 is Working For Chicago, bringing you stories of people pivoting careers during the pandemic. In this case, we want to introduce you to Alex Rodriquez who lost his job and was able to reinvent himself by finding a whole new career. Pre-pandemic, servers at O’Hare International Airport could always count on a steady flow of customers.. For Rodriguez, it was a lucrative career with some added perks, like the chance to wait on George Lopez. But then, the pandemic hit. “Pretty much everyone lost their jobs,” Rodriguez said. At first Rodiguez and many of his co-workers waited it out “We thought it was going to be one or two months, and that was it,” He said. But as the pandemic grew, so did his concerns. How would he provide for his family, his wife and young son and his elderly parents, all under his roof? “I was...
    The Hungarian government is scrapping income tax for under-25s to help young people “to have a future in Hungary, to start a family, raise children, prosper, and live” the country’s families minister told Breitbart in an exclusive interview. This is part one of two part-part interview with Katalin Novák, Hungary’s Minister for Family Affairs.  Katalin Novák, who has been helping to drive Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s pro-family agenda for seven years now, told Breitbart London that, according to preliminary calculations, the policy could help some 460,000 people in the country of roughly ten million, and estimated that “the income of youngsters will increase by 22 per cent” as a result. “With this initiative, in addition to supporting families raising children, we will also help young people start their own life and establish their financial security,” the minister said — an aspiration many young Americans and Britons may wish their governments shared, given the...
    Republican Sen. Mitt Romney proposed permanent monthly payments to American families Thursday as the country struggles with declining birth and marriage rates and the coronavirus pandemic’s stranglehold on the economy. The Utah lawmaker and former GOP presidential nominee’s Family Security Act calls for $350 monthly payments per family, per child, for children age 5 and under. Children between the ages of 6 and 17 would warrant $250 payments instead. "American families are facing greater financial strain, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, and marriage and birth rates are at an all-time low," Romney said in a statement. "On top of that, we have not comprehensively reformed our family support system in nearly three decades, and our changing economy has left millions of families behind." ROMNEY CALLS FOR 'URGENT' ACTION TO FIX CORONAVIRUS VACCINE DELAYS Payments would be reduced by $50 per child for every $1,000 in income above the current Child...
    A neighborhood is rallying behind a New York woman who received a letter complaining about her still having her Christmas lights up when it’s almost Valentine’s Day. Sara Pascucci and a couple of her neighbors in Bethpage on Long Island reportedly received an anonymous letter that read, “Take your Christmas lights down! It’s Valentines Day!” according to the “Today” show in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: REPORT: Color Blind Man Sees Christmas Lights For First Time After Receiving Special Glasses)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by TODAY (@todayshow) Pascucci admitted she has yet to take down her lights because her family has been busy dealing with more “important” things like funeral arrangements after losing her father and aunt due to the coronavirus, something she shared in a post on Facebook. (RELATED: New Jersey Scrooges Want To Fine Family $2,000 A Night For Christmas Lights)...
    Support is surging for the family of a 22-year-old North Jersey college student who has been missing for more than two weeks. Ajay Sah, a junior and Nepalese International student at Drew University, was last seen Tuesday, Jan. 19 exiting the NJ Transit train in New York Penn Station, according to a GoFundMe launched by his brother, Shiva Sah. “We are devastated and struggling to find funds to cover the cost of all legal as well as private services necessary to help find Ajay,” reads the fundraiser, which had garnered nearly $16,000 as of Thursday afternoon. The proceeds will also be used to raise public awareness and help Sah’s parents with airfare and accommodations as they travel to the States. “Please be a part of this journey to help find Ajay Sah,” reads the fundraiser. Sah has black hair, dark brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black leather...
    Support is surging for the family of a 22-year-old North Jersey college student who has been missing for more than two weeks. Ajay Sah, a junior and Nepalese International student at Drew University, was last seen Tuesday, Jan. 19 exiting the NJ Transit train in New York Penn Station, according to a GoFundMe launched by his brother, Shiva Sah. “We are devastated and struggling to find funds to cover the cost of all legal as well as private services necessary to help find Ajay,” reads the fundraiser, which had garnered nearly $16,000 as of Thursday afternoon. The proceeds will also be used to raise public awareness and help Sah’s parents with airfare and accommodations as they travel to the States. “Please be a part of this journey to help find Ajay Sah,” reads the fundraiser. Sah has black hair, dark brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black leather...
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Hundreds of law enforcement personnel paid tribute on Wednesday to one of their own who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Deputy Adam Gibson The body of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Gibson arrived at Bayside Church in Roseville for a special memorial service. Gibson was shot and killed in a shootout at Cal Expo last month. The six-year veteran of the force leaves behind a wife baby girl, who donned a blue ribbon on her headband in honor of her father. “It doesn’t get easier,” said Capt. Jim Barnes with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Barnes was Gibson’s commander as he was coming up through the ranks. He says the show of solidarity at these memorial services is important. “We get to show the family that law enforcement professionals show up from around the region and state in support. That’s where the strength comes in to continue this...
    More On: long island FDNY firefighter who responded to Ground Zero dies of COVID-19 Five-car accident kills Suffolk County man NYPD cop busted on child pornography charges Long Island CPA busted for role in deadly Capitol riot Be careful who you bah-humbug. A Long Island woman who received an anonymous note bashing her for failing to take down her Christmas lights revealed the tear-jerking reason why she left them up — prompting a flood of support from neighbors, nearby residents said. Sara Pascucci, a mom from Bethpage, opened a letter with no return address earlier this week that proclaimed, “Take your Christmas Lights down! It’s Valentines Day!!!” But Pascucci, 31 — who lost relatives to COVID-19 over the holiday season —  quickly took to Facebook to explain why she was a little behind schedule. “Our entire family was sick with covid starting December 24. Within this timeframe we lost...
    Support is surging for a North Jersey family of four who remain displaced and in need of essentials following a fatal second-story fire.  The blaze broke out at 82 Youmans Ave. in Washington Borough on Jan. 23 around 9 a.m. and resulted in the death of 77-year-old Mary Frey, who was airlifted to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston but succumbed to her injuries a few days later. More than $10,500 had been raised as of Tuesday morning on a GoFundMe for Elaine DiBella Frey, Thomas DiBella, Juli DiBella and Mike Frey, who remain displaced and are in dire need of essential items. Funds will also be used for temporary housing and Frey’s memorial service, the page says. “For those that know Elaine, she would give you her last can of food or the shirt off her back if you needed,” reads the fundraiser, organized by Kathryn Kresge and Mandy...
    Charli D'Amelio has received some negative attention this week. Kevin Wong / YouTube Charli D'Amelio thanked her fans for their kindness after noticing the Twitter hashtag #HereForCharli. However, she quickly deleted it when people notified her it was meant for Charli XCX.  The hashtag was initially shared as an outpouring of support for Charli XCX following the death of her friend, musician Sophie.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. TikTok star Charli D'Amelio deleted a tweet where she thanked her fans for their kindness for using the Twitter hashtag #HereForCharli after she learned the outpouring of support was meant for Charli XCX. Fans of Charli XCX initially made the hashtag following the death of her friend and collaborator, fellow musician and producer Sophie. News broke on January 31 that the visionary artist had died after suffering a "sudden accident" in Athens at age 34. On seeing the...
    (CNN Business)Stefanie Thompson tried for three weeks to help her parents and stepmother, each of whom have preexisting medical conditions, register for appointments to get a Covid-19 vaccine. She called reservation hotlines and woke up early to attempt signing them up on pharmacy and hospital websites. No luck.Then one night while scrolling Facebook (FB), she happened upon a group called "South Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Info," which had a post promising to help secure a spot for a vaccine for the first 10 people to respond."I sent some basic information along and by the morning, I had a text from someone who said, 'Can you bring them down to Jackson [Health] this morning?'" said Thompson. "It was surreal because I had been exploring every avenue and then all of a sudden, I had appointment confirmations. I was petrified but hoped it was real out of complete desperation." Covid-19 scams are prevalent,...
    The American socialite who was embroiled in 'New York City's nastiest divorce' has revealed she plans to cross the Atlantic to make a splash on the London scene, dubbing herself the 'new Peggy Guggenheim'.  Libbie Mugrabi last year reached a divorce settlement with art collector David Mugrabi, whose family owns $5billion worth of art, including what is thought to be the world's largest collection of Warhols.  The couple, who did not sign a pre-nup before their lavish 2005 wedding, were fighting over their $72million Manhattan townhouse, $9million Hamptons estate, as well as portions of the vast private art collection.  The final settlement has never been disclosed but it was reported Libbie, who shares children Mary, 13, and Joseph, with David, asked for '$100million' and was 'very happy' with the amount she was given.  Speaking in the March issue of Tatler magazine, she revealed her share of the artworks include: 'Basquiat...
    CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore smiled in hospital after Boris Johnson called his family to wish him well as he battles coronavirus in hospital. It was revealed last night that the fundraising 100-year-old is being treated in hospital after developing breathing difficulties. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8Captain Tom is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus Credit: EPA 8Boris Johnson, pictured today in Batley, said he spoke to Captain Tom's family last nightCredit: AP:Associated Press The Prime Minister spoke to his family on Sunday evening and described the war hero as an “inspiration” because of his efforts during the pandemic. He told Sky News: “I spoke to the family last night and all I can say is Captain Tom Moore has been an inspiration to everybody in this country during this pandemic. “I think our thoughts and our prayers are now with...
    Two men have been arrested in connection to the attempted robbery and attack on prominent private detective Jack Palladino, as his family says his life support has been switched off and he's not expected to survive more than a few days. On Sunday city officials announced Tyjone Flournoy, 23, and Lawrence Thomas, 24, were arrested for the Thursday attack where they tried to pull an expensive camera from Palladino's neck after he left his home. Palladino fell in the struggle and suffered a 'traumatic head injury' after his head hit the pavement. His stepson Nick Chapman said he's 'not expected to survive' after undergoing surgery to stop the bleeding.  Palladino himself may have inadvertently helped detectives make the arrests after photographs were recovered from a camera the suspects unsuccessfully tried to steal.     Palladino is famous for taking on a slew of celebrity and political cases. He was hired by Bill Clinton...
    ATTLEBORO (CBS) – A journey has just begun for A.J. Quetta and his family after the Bishop Feehan hockey player suffered a serious injury during a game Tuesday night. Bishop Feehan High School President Tim Sullivan spoke with A.J.’s mother and got an update on the senior’s status. “A.J. was moved to Boston last night, MGH,” Sullivan said. “And had a surgery last night. And according to doctors it was a successful surgery- it went well. But she also shared it’s a long road ahead.” In 24 hours, a GoFundMe page raised more than $375,000 to help with Quetta’s medical expenses. According to the page, A.J. “might not be able to move his body again.” Bishop Feehan hockey player AJ Quetta (Image credit Bishop Feehan) Sullivan said, “I spoke to Mrs. Quetta this morning. She asked me to share, for anyone listening, that that support has meant the world...
    LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (KABC) -- At just 40-years-old, Chrissy Leahy had so much life ahead of her.She enjoyed her work as a sales manager, and loved her husband and three kids more than anything. But after falling ill to the coronavirus, Leahy died last week."She was fun loving, generous to the core, had the absolutely biggest heart," said Patricia Warble, Chrissy's mother."The tragic thing was that we couldn't go visit, that she had to die alone in the hospital," said Warble.Leahy's 21-year-old daughter, a student at Chapman University, is still trying to process this tragic loss."The heartbreaking thing is when she said 'Grandma, I wanted my mom to be at my graduation, and my wedding, and see me have kids.' And I said 'Guess what honey, I will be there for you,'" said Warble.Warble says the entire family was exposed to COVID on Christmas Day. It was the last time...
    Justin K. Aller/Getty Images JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In late November of last year, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier launched the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation in hopes of providing support and financial resources for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients and their caregivers. On Wednesday the fledgling fund got a boost from Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who donated $5,000—a donation that was subsequently matched by the team. Steelers Social Justice Grant Program: Now in its Third YearThe donations were part of the Steelers Social Justice Grant program, a player-led program that engages with various organizations—including law enforcement, charitable organizations and the military—to strengthen the community at large. “I am truly thankful for this,” Shazier told Steelers.com. “It means a lot. It lets you know the relationships you built while playing with guys—guys who are from different backgrounds and different parts of...
    Connecting families to world-class care Testimonial from Asha Repace When I started my own family, I chose UC Davis Health because I knew I would have access to the best. I had both of my children delivered by amazing OB/GYN’s and their teams. When my daughter Lily was born with branchio-oto-renal syndrome, a condition that has resulted in hearing loss and kidney disease, we were very overwhelmed and scared. However, we knew we had Dr. Butani, the best pediatric nephrologist, on our side. He was able to help put our minds at ease. There have been many doctors that oversee Lily’s care including otolaryngologist Dr. Rodney Diaz and audiologist Audrey Bracchi, who we consider the best in their respective fields. We’ve been through a lot as a family, but these doctors have been with us every step of the way. Each one makes Lily’s journey easy to cope with....
    Democrat Rep. Katherine Clark expressed support Wednesday for more COVID-19 relief funds, funds that she wants to go to “paid family leave” and “pay equity.” “Child care is absolutely critical infrastructure if we want to reopen an economy,” Rep. Clark said. “We have to look at it also, child care is a great example of … the devastating effect for women in the pandemic economy.”  Show host Alisyn Camerota then asked Clark if she thought reopening schools would help the economy reopen, but Clark instead swiveled to family leave and raising the minimum wage. (RELATED: Trump’s Department of Labor Unveils Paid Family Leave Program) “All of the pieces that we need to rebuild an economy are really seen in the child care example,” Clark continued. “Because we need to support women with pay equity, with paid family leave, making sure that we’re raising the minimum wage and that people...
    More On: cambodia Cambodia begins mass trial of opposition activists Hero rat honored with bravery medal Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer, guilty of war crimes, dies at 77 Worker who makes luxury bags jailed for posting about coronavirus PHNOM PENH – Presented with a movie, meal, medicines and a $20 cash handout, Cambodia’s cyclo taxi drivers received a rare treat at the weekend and a brief distraction from hard times as the coronavirus takes a toll on tourism. Hundreds of drivers who are struggling to make ends meet were seen sprawled out in their pedal-driven vehicles during the special screening on Saturday, when a makeshift movie theatre sprang up in a grassy yard in the capital Phnom Penh. They were shown the new film “Fathers” by local director Huy Yaleng, about a cyclo driver’s daily battle to support his family. “I teared up. I remember how I had to do...
    Just days after a 21-year-old Long Island man was killed in a single-vehicle crash, the community is rallying to help cover funeral expenses. Christopher Gutierrez, of Brentwood, was killed around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, on the Southern State Parkway at exit 40 in the town of Islip. According to state police, Gutierrez was traveling eastbound when his vehicle, a 2017 Subaru, left the roadway, striking a line of trees. Gutierrez sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene, according to police. In a GoFundMe account to help cover funeral expenses, a friend, Edwin Rios, said Gutierrez was about to start living his life.  "This tragedy has impacted many of his family members and friends," Rios wrote. "No one expected this to happen so suddenly. His family is requesting help with any dollar amount to arrange his wake and funeral services." The amount needed is roughly $10,000 and to date....
    Kitchen accessories you didnt know you needed Marler still has an England future insists Jones Kate Middleton wants to help silent victims of Covid-19 crisis © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo The Duchess of Cambridge is 'shifting focus' and has a 'secret plan' to launch new initiatives to 'help silent victims' of the Covid-19 crisis, sources have claimed. Kate Middleton, 39, is currently spending the country's third lockdown at her Norfolk home of Anmer Hall with Prince William, 38, and their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two. Royal sources said the mother-of-three is shifting her focus to help charities operate in a post-pandemic world, while progressing work on her Early Years survey.  An insider told the Mirror: 'The Duchess's primary work will be to build on the results of the survey and bring together more partners to focus on those who are most at...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Pardons on Monday granted its first full pardon in more than three decades, to a woman who used a fake name and false documents to get a job so she could cover food and housing costs for her family. Maria Elizondo was convicted in 2012 of wrongfully obtaining assistance and identify theft. She was sentenced to serve 10 years of probation and ordered to pay back $24,758 to the state. She returned $9,750 but her payments dropped off about four years ago after a cancer diagnosis and other health issues. According to her attorney, the mother of seven — who was unable to support her family on food stamps and other assistance — took a job at a turkey farm in Ada, Minnesota, in 2006 under the pseudonym Natalia Rubio. She used false identifying documents and someone else’s social security number on her...
    LARRY King’s three sons broke their silence after their famous dad’s tragic death following his battle with Covid-19 and admitted to being “heartbroken.”   The talk show legend’s surviving children, Larry King, Jr., Chance King, and Cannon King, released a joint family statement hours after his passing that also said they’re “thankful” for all the support.  5Larry's two youngest sons are Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20Credit: Getty Images - Getty 5The TV icon hosted his famous talk show on CNN for decades Credit: Handout After the longtime CNN host died early Saturday morning after being sick with coronavirus, Larry’s children offered fans insight into his family life.    “We are heartbroken over our father's death, and together with our extended family mourn his passing,” the trio began the statement.  The King sons continued: “The world knew Larry King as a great broadcaster and interviewer, but to us he was 'dad.' ...
    Support is surging for a Morris County family whose home was ravaged and destroyed in a two-alarm fire Sunday night, causing them to lose all of their possessions. The fire broke out on Bridle Lane in Mount Olive shortly before midnight, the Budd Lake Fire Department said. The fire was knocked down within half an hour — the Lloyd family, however, lost all of their possessions in the blaze, including a car. The fire broke out on Bridle Lane in Mount Olive shortly before midnight, the Budd Lake Fire Department said.Budd Lake Fire Co. #1 via FacebookMore than $33,000 had been raised as of Wednesday afternoon on a GoFundMe to provide the family with emergency funds. “The Lloyd family endured a devastating loss of their beloved home to a house fire,” reads the fundraiser. “Thankfully everyone is safe including their fur babies but they have lost everything.” Mayor Rob Greenbaum...
    1 year into pandemic, US honors American lives lost to COVID-19: Photos Sidney Powell withdraws kraken lawsuit in Georgia Kyrie Irving addressed his leave, support from the Nets, asking for help, and the James Harden trade Kyrie Irving returned to the Brooklyn Nets after two weeks away from the team and addressed the media for the first time since taking a leave of absence. © Provided by HoopsHype Irving missed seven games total, including five for personal reasons and two for conditioning. He lost nearly $817,000 in salary while in quarantine for two games, as ESPN’s Bobby Marks noted. The NBA also fined Irving $50,000 for violating the league’s health and safety protocols after videos surfaced of him attending a family birthday party. What caused Brooklyn’s star to leave the team? “Had a lot of family and personal stuff going on,” Irving said without divulging more details. “So, just want...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s been a challenging week for law enforcement in Sacramento. Photo of Deputy Adam Gibson provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The fatal shooting of a deputy and K9 officer at Cal Expo Monday night was the latest in a string of incidents, two deadly, that have family, friends, first responders and the community grieving. Consoling the community could not come at a more challenging time. “I think we’re living in such a hostile environment right now,” said Chaplain Mindi Russell. Russell says the latest deadly shooting at Cal Expo is another sign of the times. READ MORE: Deputy Adam Gibson, K9 Riley Identified As Victims In Shooting With Suspect At Cal Expo “There’s no tolerance, no respect. There’s no understanding what these officers really do every day, putting their lives in harm’s way. And we need to get back to some civility,” she said. Deputy Adam...
    Morris County native, Whippany Park grad and University of Delaware student Samantha Racz died suddenly on Jan. 16 at the age of 21. Racz graduated from Whippany Park High School in 2018, her obituary says. She was a junior majoring in graphic design with a communications minor at the University of Delaware in Newark, where she was also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, her memorial says. Racz was known for her upbeat personality and love of fashion. She worked at Lucco in Florham Park and has won many awards for her artwork over the years. More than $16,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe as of Tuesday afternoon in support of Racz’s family. “Samantha Racz was an angel on Earth,” the fundraiser says. “Please support the Racz family during these tough times. All money will be given directly to the family.” Racz is survived by her parents, Gina...
    Getty Kobe Bryant embraces Kyrie Irving post-game at the Staples Center. Nets point guard Kyrie Irving will not play in Mondays’ blockbuster matchup when his team takes on reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Although Kyrie has been away from the team for most of 2021 due to personal reasons, that has not changed his efforts to change the world off the court as told by retired NBA Champion Stephen Jackson.Kyrie Buys a Home for George Floyd’s FamilyThe death of George Floyd wrenched the hearts of America. The eight-minute viral video clip showed Minnesota police officers resting his knee on George’s neck for over eight minutes until he passed away. Outrage swept the nation over the unnecessary execution of an innocent man, particularly in the NBA community as the victim was the best friend of NBA legend Stephen Jackson. Stak made a recent appearance on...
    KIM Kardashian thanked her massive fanbase for their love and support during her nasty “divorce” from husband Kanye West.  The KKW mogul looked gorgeous as she shared new shots to celebrate crossing 200 MILLION followers on Instagram.  ???? Read our Kim Kardashian live blog for the very latest news, gossip and updates on her divorce from Kanye… 15Kim celebrated crossing 200 million Instagram followers Credit: Instagram 15She thanked fans for 'love and support' during her nasty Kanye 'divorce'Credit: Alamy Live News Kim - who is the 7th most followed account on the photo-sharing platform - stunned with a plunging brown tank top that showed off her cleavage.  The KUWTK star did her best signature duck face as she pouted her lips together and flashed a peace sign.  She kept her makeup natural with brown eyeshadow, long lashes and a nude gloss.  In two other shots, Kim, 40, showed off her...
    A FULL-TIME mum has revealed how she helped her husband become a male escort after the coronavirus pandemic left them strapped for cash. Speaking to the Daily Star, Nikki and Mark* explained how they had to take drastic measures to support their young family. 2Nikki and Mark* have had to take drastic measures to support their young family in the pandemic [stock photo]Credit: Getty Images - Getty Before having children, Nikki had worked as an escort - and while Mark had no experience in the adult industry, he doesn't regret his decision. Describing how she wanted to focus on being a mum, Nikki said: "When coronavirus hit, my husband and I started to really struggle, it seemed like an obvious option for me to become an escort." As Nikki knew she could make thousands of pounds a month through her line of work, she suggested re-joining the adult website Ennvy...
    An assembly of civic and civil-rights leaders from across the country are amassing national support to pressure Alameda County prosecutors to charge an ex-BART police officer they blame for creating the melee that ended with another officer shooting and killing Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform 12 years ago. A Zoom webinar Saturday, organized by Grant’s family and which included a former Black Panther leader and the family of Emmett Till, centered on the Justice for Oscar Grant Coalition renewing their push for murder charges against Anthony Pirone. District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced Jan. 11 that she would not prosecute Pirone after a new evaluation of the case at the behest of Grant’s family and supporters. That has not deterred their attorneys and advocates, who wholly rejected the analysis behind the non-charging decision, and said they are meeting with O’Malley on Tuesday to convince her to reconsider. A major...
    She dreamed of being a model — now she’s just a model prisoner. A woman who suffered a nervous breakdown has been locked in a cage for the last five years by her family, as documented in a tragic viral video released Friday by Newsflare. Bebe, 29, was living with family and working in a local shop before she was diagnosed with psychotic depression in 2014 in the Philippines. She began having hallucinations and was admitted to a psychiatry unit at a hospital in the Negros Occidental province. Family friend Glyzel Bullos said the striking Bebe — who aspired to be a fashion model — gradually improved after a year of treatment. Doctors were reportedly optimistic about her condition. However, when her father became sick in 2015, the family could no longer afford her medical bills. She was discharged from the facility and went home to be cared for by...
    More On: mental illness Man injects ‘magic’ mushrooms into blood, resulting in organ failure Florida man arrested for kidnapping, sexually assaulting hospital worker Needles pile on subway tracks amid ‘mental health crisis’: MTA boss No sign that NYC’s surging violence will wane in 2021 She dreamed of being a model — now she’s just a model prisoner. A woman who suffered a nervous breakdown has been locked in a cage for the last five years by her family, as documented in a tragic viral video released Friday by Newsflare. Bebe, 29, was living with family and working in a local shop before she was diagnosed with psychotic depression in 2014 in the Philippines. She began having hallucinations and was admitted to a psychiatry unit at a hospital in the Negros Occidental province. Family friend Glyzel Bullos said the striking Bebe — who aspired to be a fashion model —...
    Samantha Lee/Insider Harassment is never OK, and you shouldn't have to deal with what your ex is putting you through. At the same time, setting boundaries and letting him know there are legal consequences in the form of a restraining order could help. You should also take this time to find loved ones who support you and are willing to listen in a judgment-free way. Those people may not be your own family. Use this time to pour into yourself and the hobbies that make you happy. Have a question for Julia? Fill out this anonymous form. All questions will be published anonymously. You can read more Doing It Right here. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. I'd been dating my ex-boyfriend for two years when he started to seriously talk about getting married. I thought it was too fast, so I disagreed. Still, I let him...
    The Rivera brothers are controversial, controversial, they go head-on … but they have a big heart, nobody can deny that. This weekend Juan and Rosie They organized a car wash for the most commendable reason: to help those in need. The brothers of the deceased Jenni Rivera They promised to help two families who are going through difficult times. Photo: The Grosby Group In addition to the “car wash” in Corona, California, the brothers organized a kermes for those in attendance. Photo: The Grosby Group On the one hand, they collected for Joseph Sarabia, a child who fights cancer and requires funds for his treatment. On the other for the family of Rachel Gomez, who recently passed away and left four children behind. With a lot of effort and support from the community, Juan and Rosie went out and washed cars, asked others to cooperate and inspired to...
    New York : The Rivera brothers are controversial, controversial, they go head-on … but they have a big heart, nobody can deny that. This weekend Juan and Rosie They organized a car wash for the most commendable reason: to help those in need. The brothers of the deceased Jenni Rivera They promised to help two families who are going through difficult times. Photo: The Grosby Group In addition to the “car wash” in Corona, California, the brothers organized a kermes for those in attendance. Photo: The Grosby Group On the one hand, they collected for Joseph Sarabia, a child who fights cancer and requires funds for his treatment. On the other for the family of Rachel Gomez, who recently passed away and left four children behind. With a lot of effort and support from the community, Juan and Rosie went out and washed cars, asked others to cooperate and...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland State Del. Kris Valerrama said she knows what it’s like to be questioned for taking leave to care for her children and aging mother. “Even though I had to leave. Both vacation and sick and had put in the proper forms and documentation and had received approval at one point not just myself, but other colleagues of mine at my job or questioned as to why I used such an extensive amount of leave,” said Del. Kris Valderrama, (D-Prince George’s County). Valderrama is joining Sen. Antonio Hayes (D-Baltimore City) to sponsor the “Time to Care Act” which establishes a family and medical leave insurance program that employees may take up to 12 weeks of paid leave in Maryland. “Unpaid leaves forces too many Americans, especially those whose needs are the greatest, to choose between income and family self needs,” Sen. Hayes said. A recent poll shows...
    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (WLS) -- The Crystal Lake community helped those in need while paying tribute to Jacob Keltner, a McHenry County sheriff's deputy who was killed serving an arrest warrant nearly two years ago."It means a lot to me and my family that the community continues to support us. We have over 350 people signed up today, so we're going to do some good. We're going to save some lives today," said Becki Keltner, Jacob's widow.Becki said donating blood is a meaningful tribute to her late husband because it provided support to her own family in that of loss.RELATED: Sister keeps memory of brother alive through sickle cell, blood donation advocacy"That blood actually made it possible for us to be with him in the hospital, and it also made it possible for him to donate blood, tissue and heart valves," Becki said.According to the American Red Cross, every blood...
    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (WLS) -- The Crystal Lake community helped those in need while paying tribute to Jacob Keltner, a McHenry County sheriff's deputy who was killed serving an arrest warrant nearly two years ago."It means a lot to me and my family and that the community continues to support us. We have over 350 people signed up today. So we're going to do some good. We're going to save some lives today," said Becki Keltner, Jacob's widow.Becki said donating blood is a meaningful tribute to her late husband because it provided support to her own family in that of loss.RELATED: Sister keeps memory of brother alive through sickle cell, blood donation advocacy"That blood actually made it possible for us to be with him in the hospital. And it also made it possible for him to donate blood and tissue and heart valves," Becki said.According to the American Red Cross,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — When Tuukka Rask received a phone call that his daughter was not doing well at home, it was an easy decision to leave the NHL bubble in Toronto. But that doesn’t mean it was easy for Rask to leave his team in the middle of the playoffs. Rask abruptly departed the NHL bubble ahead of Game 3 of Boston’s opening round series against the Carolina Hurricanes. It left the Bruins in a tough spot in net, but considering what was going on at home, Rask has no doubt that he made the right decision. “I got a call our daughter wasn’t doing so well and they had to call an ambulance. At that point my mind is spinning and I had to get out of there,” Rask said via Zoom on Wednesday, the first time he’s spoken about his bubble departure. “I informed [GM Don Sweeney], we...
    Support is surging for a waitress whose 22-year-old Bucks County son died from a rare brain infection just two months after his initial diagnosis. Jacob Kain Collings was born Feb. 22, 1998 and graduated from Bucks County Technical High School with HVAC certification in 2016, his obituary says. Collings was diagnosed with a rare brain infection just two months ago, according to a GoFundMe started to support his mother, Jennifer, and his grandmother, Annie. He died Dec. 23 after the infection spread to his spine and caused neuro-storming and pneumonia. As an organ donor, Collings’ kidneys and liver were given to a patient in need — but his kidneys were so damaged that they required dialysis first, according to the fundraiser, started by family friend Jo-Anne Ruff. “Such a sudden devastating loss,” reads the fundraiser. “Jake was loving, hard-working and made his family proud.” Jennifer and Annie, meanwhile, are...
    Medical gear is placed outside the room of a Covid patient in the ICU at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas, on July 15, 2020. MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images A Georgia mother, Lisa Martin, has been hailed as a "miracle patient" after recovering from a brutal, three-month hospital stay for coronavirus-related complications. "Her amazing journey includes 59 days on a ventilator, 40 days in an induced coma, and surviving a frontal lobe stroke," Memorial Satilla Health wrote in a Facebook post. Martin was comatose since late October and the hospital asked her family to decide whether to remove her from her ventilator. One day before the family wanted to make their decision, Martin woke up, the hospital said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Georgia woman praised as a "miracle patient" finally walked out of a local hospital on New Year's Eve, after months...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., revealed Thursday that his 25-year-old son, Tommy Raskin, has died. "Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor," Raskin and his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin, said in a statement. "We are devastated and demolished to be without him." 117TH CONGRESS MAY OFFER SOME SURPRISES DUE TO THE PANDEMIC Tommy Raskin was in his second year at Harvard Law School after graduating from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. The family did not reveal his cause of death. The congressman's office said the family is "grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends" and asked everyone to "observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief." Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) questions witnesses during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee's Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law...
    Rep. Jamie Raskin and his wife announced the death of their 25-year-old son on Thursday. Thomas Bloom Raskin, 25, was a second-year student at Harvard Law School and a graduate of Amherst College. A cause of death was not provided. “Tommy was pure magic. His brilliance and compassion knew no bounds. He passionately loved his family, friends, and animals, and was devoted to the cause of the global poor. We are devastated and demolished to be without him," Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, said in a New Year's Eve statement along with his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin. In addition to his parents, Tommy Bloom Raskin is survived by his sisters, Hannah and Tabitha, and grandparents Arlene Bloom and Lynn Raskin. "The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and love from neighbors, constituents, and friends but asks everyone to observe strict COVID-19 protocols during this time of grief," the statement...
    Bindi Irwin reflected on a difficult 2020 in an emotional post about her family's zoo. The 22-year-old admitted there was a time during the pandemic she wasn't sure if the iconic Australia Zoo was going to be able to survive after being closed for 78 days.  The daughter of the late conversationalist Steve Irwin also spoke about how many animals needed medical treatment and rehab after the devastating Australian wildfires destroyed millions of acres.  "For us, this year was filled with both tremendous joy and heartbreaking loss. Our Wildlife Hospital was the busiest it’s ever been due to the Australian bushfires that raged across the country," the pregnant star wrote.  BINDI IRWIN, CHANDLER POWELL CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST CHRISTMAS AS NEWLYWEDS "We worked hard to send support to the front lines of destruction. We have now treated over 100,000 patients since our Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital opened. This year marked Australia Zoo’s 50th birthday...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Across America, families are remembering loved ones lost to COVID-19, and despite the sorrow, many find comfort and support with others. From the steps of Newark City Hall, candles flickered in the cold, end-of-December darkness Wednesday night. “This is my candle in memory of 761 people. Hopefully all over the city, people are burning their candles,” Mayor Ras Baraka said. The citywide remembrance of the residents who died from COVID this year also honored family members left behind. Walter Andrews lost four people he loved, starting with his father-in-law. “My wife, my daughter and my brother in Florida,” Andrews said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange, Red Zones (.pdf) Resources: Help With Unemployment, Hunger, Mental Health & More...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us The 20th Street Cafe was one of Denver's most underappreciated restaurants before it closed last March in the wake of COVID-related, statewide dining-room shutdowns. Not only did the downtown diner represent the life's work of three generations of the Okuna family — Harry and Tsugi Okuno opened it in 1946 — but it captured a piece of Japanese-American history in both its origins and its menu. But the 20th Street Cafe was more than just a time capsule; it was one of the last downtown eateries where comfort and value superseded trendiness. The New York Times recognized the importance of the 20th Street Cafe in its December 28 "The Restaurants We've Lost," which paid tribute its final owners, Rod...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us Everyone hits an age when the refreshments served at birthday parties change from punch and cookies to booze and more booze. For some of us, that happens in high school. For others, it's college. But then people have children, and the punch and cookies return. Despite being a single shlub with no kids in my future, I still bring Punch and Cookies to the party — Purple Punch and Cookies weed genetics, that is. Outside of the recent Garlic craze and Chemdog resurgence, it's hard to think of two strain families more popular in Denver over the last year than Cookies and Purple Punch. Virtually every child that either cultivar produces becomes a heavyweight contender in potency, couch...
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us Lasagna styles vary from chef to chef, but the dish is always warming and comforting and perfect for big meals at home. Do you like a thick and meaty lasagna oozing with cheese and ground beef? Or do you prefer a delicate tomato cream sauce speckled with fresh ricotta and thick, tender noodles? Béchamel makes an appearance in some versions, as does Bolognese sauce, Italian sausage, pesto and other tasty ingredients. These nine restaurants and delivery kitchens are making delicious take-and-bake lasagnas and meal kits to feed your whole family. Alex's DeliDelivery Only 303-901-6443 This small eatery has served the students and staff of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Lakewood for two years, but this...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are 'pointless in self-exile' and it would have been 'great to have heard' the Duke supporting the NHS during the Covid-19 crisis like the Cambridges have, a royal biographer has claimed. The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, are currently living in their $14 million Californian mansion with eighteen-month-old son Archie, having stepped back from royal duty in March. Royal expert Hugo Vickers said Prince Harry is 'isolated from his family, the army, his friends, the Commonwealth' in the US, telling The Telegraph: 'It’s a pointless existence in self-exile.' Meanwhile he compared the Duke's actions to those of Prince William, 38, and Kate Middleton, 38, adding: 'During the NHS clapping, I thought how, after the Cambridges clapped, it would have been great to have heard from him.' Royal expert Hugo Vickers said Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle's, 39, 'existence is pointless in self-exile' Hugo...
    Ireland Baldwin is speaking out in support of her stepmother, Hilaria Baldwin, who was forced to clarify her heritage amid claims she's faked a Spanish accent for years. Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's 25-year-old daughter reacted to the controversy in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday in which she discusses her own difficulty of growing up in the limelight and watching details of her family's personal struggles play out in the media. In her post, Ireland first explains her decision to move out of Los Angeles to a small town was to lessen "a great deal of anxiety that I didn't know how to manage." "Stories come out about my family members that often times are fabricated or blown out of proportion. I've spent so much time getting worked up and upset seeing people dig into my parent's divorce and relationship history, into my past having visited a mental rehabilitation facility, and so many PRIVATE...
    DENVER (CBS4) — A Denver Grand Jury indicted 12 people for allegedly committing hundreds of crimes to support their methamphetamine addiction. According to the indictment, Sarah Lore, 38, who is known as “Street Mom,” is accused of maintaining control of “Family” operations through violent attacks on members. (credit: Denver DA) The defendants are accused of committing identity theft from more than 240 victims – mainly through mail theft – and of stealing more than $550,000 in vehicles. They are also accused of stealing and selling weapons, bicycles, sports memorabilia, jewelry, electronics, money and other items, between April 2019 and October 2020. The Denver District Attorney identified the other suspects as: Estevan Barrientos, 23, Sherry Swain, 36, Martynas Calka, 22, Brian Hernandez, 30, Dakota Hoffman, 27, Misha Lamanna, 41, Derrick Mowery, 33, Clifford Puppe, 36, Kimberly Redd, 30, Matthew Sanchez, 34, and Christopher Wallman, 39. The 12 defendants are...
    DENVER (CBS4) — A Denver Grand Jury indicted 12 people for allegedly committing hundreds of crimes to support their methamphetamine addiction. According to the indictment, Sarah Lore, 38, who is known as “Street Mom,” is accused of maintaining control of “Family” operations through violent attacks on members. The defendants are accused of committing identity theft from more than 240 victims – mainly through mail theft – and of stealing more than $550,000 in vehicles. They are also accused of stealing and selling weapons, bicycles, sports memorabilia, jewelry, electronics, money and other items, between April 2019 and October 2020. The Denver District Attorney identified the other suspects as: Estevan Barrientos, 23, Sherry Swain, 36, Martynas Calka, 22, Brian Hernandez, 30, Dakota Hoffman, 27, Misha Lamanna, 41, Derrick Mowery, 33, Clifford Puppe, 36, Kimberly Redd, 30, Matthew Sanchez, 34, and Christopher Wallman, 39. The 12 defendants are variously charged with...
    Kao Saelee is a refugee from Laos who came to the United States with his family when he was just two years old. His family is of Mien descent, an ethnic minority in Laos, and thus, decided to leave due to persecution. They fled to a Thai refugee camp and eventually ended up in California. Kao’s family did not have much money when they arrived and struggled to survive. Because Kao was the oldest, he had to take care of all his siblings and cousins, which is really difficult for a young person, especially since Kao was an immigrant. He was bullied at school and to deal with all of the stress that he was under, Kao started to self-medicate. Thus, at 18 he was kicked out and became homeless. Struggling with homeless and drug-addiction, Kao took part in an armed robbery for which he was arrested. While this is...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Bronx family is seeking justice after the death of its beloved patriarch. The NYPD says Roberto Velez, 59, was struck by a vehicle on Thanksgiving morning. Family members believe several people are hiding a guilty secret, and they want answers, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday. “Somebody saw something that night on Bruckner and Havermyer. That night somebody saw something,” said the victim’s sister Awilda Velez. Her brother died last week after being removed from life support. The NYPD believes Velez was struck by a white van early on Thanksgiving morning as he returned home from work at the Four Seasons Hotel. But there’s something unusual about this hit-and-run. The NYPD says surveillance video shows after the van struck Velez, it pulled up the street and stopped. Then, two people are seen running right past the victim, without rendering aid. They get back into the van...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Several elected officials have offered their support to the City of McKeesport Police Department and their injured officer. Stacy Garrity, Pennsylvania’s Treasurer-elect asked for those who pray to join her in praying for the officer and their family. Austin Davis, representative for Pennsylvania’s 35th district also joined in offering support, asking that everyone direct prayers towards the department and the officer involved in the incident. Nick Pisciottano, Representative-elect for the 38th District said Sunday that “our thoughts and prayers are with the officer, his family, and our law enforcement departments working this case.” Authorities from all across Western Pa. are searching for the suspect involved in the shooting that took place on Sunday.
    CENTRAL CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Two Central City firefighters were laid to rest on Friday. Cody and Shelby Allen died of carbon monoxide poisoning last week in their home. Investigators said the couple’s death was accidental. (credit: family of Cody and Shelby Allen) Loved ones gathered for a procession on Friday morning from the Gilpin County Fairgrounds to Flatirons Community Church in Golden. The family released the following statement to CBS4: “Our family is touched by the outpouring of support for Cody and Shelby. The support means we had to make the very difficult decision to limit the funeral at Flatirons Church to only family and first responders.” (credit: family of Cody and Shelby Allen) Gilpin County arranged two large theater screens at the fairgrounds for friends and loved ones of the couple to listen to the memorial service through their car radio. Members of the community lined the procession...
    WOODLAWN — After a shooting severely injured a local bike mechanic and father, people from all over the world are raising money for his long road to recovery.  Jermell “Mello” Akins, 25, was shot Nov. 30 around 7:00 p.m. while walking from his car to his mother’s house in Woodlawn. He’d just run into a friend on the sidewalk when he was shot three times in the neck, stomach and left knee, police said.  Officers arrived to the 1000 block of East 62nd Street and found Akins lying on the front lawn and applied pressure to his neck until paramedics arrived, police said. He was then taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center but suffered a stroke and was placed into a medically induced coma because of all the blood he lost.  Kevin Applewhite, Akins’ brother, said the gunshot wound to the neck hit his artery and stopped his...
    "Little People, Big World" star Jacob Roloff has a strong support system. On Tuesday, Roloff, 23, shared a lengthy statement on social media in which he accuses one of the show's producers, Chris Cardamone, of molesting him as a child after a "long grooming process." In his statement, the reality star made note of the difficulties associated with coming forward with his accusation and said he's been mulling the decision over since 2015. Roloff shared his statement on both Twitter and Instagram, and members of his family reached out to offer support. 'LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD' STAR JACOB ROLOFF SAYS A PRODUCER MOLESTED HIM "I love you forever and always Jacob. I'm proud of you," wrote his mother Amy Roloff, per People magazine. "Now you don't have to feel alone and carry this around anymore." His father, Matt, added: "Love you Jacob George Roloff … very proud!" In his post, Roloff...
    A MUM has revealed how her 11-year-old son died from a hit and run accident, after being knocked down by a speeding drink driver, on the SAME DAY she gave birth to his baby brother. On April 13 last year, Josh Osborne, 11, was returning home after a trip to a fun fair when he hit by the 74-year-old driver. 8Mum Victoria Battman, 36, from Kent, with son Josh before his tragic deathCredit: Prime Features Agency Two days later, his mum Victoria Battman, now 36, gave birth to a little boy called Luca. Earlier that same day, Josh was declared dead although he was kept on life support, so his organs could be donated to four people. Victoria, from Chelsfield, Kent, who with partner Chris Osborne also has two daughters, said: “After losing our boy, our family was reeling. There are no words to describe our grief and loss....
    A married couple who worked as teachers in Texas died from COVID-19 complications while holding hands.  Paul Blackwell, 61, and Rose Mary Blackwell, 65, passed away on Sunday at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth sharing a last embrace. Paul Blackwell taught physical education and was football coach at Fannin Middle School for five years. His wife Rose was a second grade teacher and just celebrated her 20th year working at Travis World Language Academy. Paul's son Christopher Blackwell said they contracted the virus and checked into a hospital in early December. Soon after they required a ventilator to breathe. Married teachers Paul Blackwell, 61, and Rose Mary Blackwell, 65, passed away holding hands on Sunday from COVID-19 complications in Texas Paul's son and Rose's stepson Christopher Blackwell said doctors told their family the couple would not survive and they made the heartbreaking decision to pull their life support. 'They...
    LITTLE VILLAGE — The family of an 86-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run in Little Village has raised their reward for information for $25,000 as they continue to seek answers. Despite canvassing the neighborhood and holding four news conferences, Leticia Torres and her family said they are no closer to tracking down the driver responsible for killing their father, Eliseo Mendoza, just days before Thanksgiving.  “We are still asking for anyone who saw the truck or has information to lead us to the driver of the hit and run,” Torres told Block Club. “Someone had to have seen something.” About 12:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Mendoza was walking in the 3200 block of West 26th Street when a driver in an SUV hit him and drove off, according to police. Torres said her father was returning from the grocery store. The 86-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with head injuries...
    SILVERADO CANYON (CBSLA) — A facility where more than 100,000 students were able to explore the unspoiled local ecosystem of the Santa Ana Mountains was lost to the recent Bond Fire. Rancho Soñado was the headquarters for the Orange County Department of Education’s Inside the Outdoors environmental education program, which was gave the county’s students a chance to explore the surrounding canyon. Two of Rancho Soñado’s three structures were burned down by the wind-whipped wildfire, including one of the on-site residences occupied by Inside the Outdoors’ operations manager and her family, who were forced to evacuate suddenly. No OC Department of Education staff members were injured, but a number of animals that were housed on the property did not survive the fire. “We can rebuild the buildings and nature will recover, but we will never get over losing Animal Ambassadors of our ITO family to the Bond Fire,” the program’s...
    Study finds Boston conference led to 300K global coronavirus cases Live politics updates: Trump refers to the Biden administration as Electoral College prepares to vote Monday Kim Kardashian Says She Was Crying All Morning on the Day of Brandon Bernards Execution © Smallz & Raskind/Oxygen Kim Kardashian West says she was "crying all morning" this week after learning that Brandon Bernard would be executed. Despite pleas for a commutation from former jurors, criminal justice advocates, and celebrities, the Justice Department executed the 40-year-old at the Federal Correctional Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Thursday for his involvement in the 1999 murder of couple Todd and Stacie Bagley, CBS News reports. He is the ninth death row inmate to be put to death this year. Prior to his execution, Kardashian West tweeted Thursday afternoon that she had just spoken to Bernard "for what will likely be the last time." "Hardest call I’ve ever had," she explained....
    Justine Bateman is getting political. The "Family Ties" alum, 54, has joined a number of people that believe that California Gov. Gavin Newsom should be recalled. Calls for the change in leadership have risen following the state's latest round of coronavirus-prompted restrictions, which includes a stay-at-home order issued after intensive care units fell below 15% capacity. In images obtained by the Daily Mail, Bateman could be seen at a "Recall Gavin 2020" campaign trailer on Saturday signing a petition in agreeance with the movement to remove the politician from office. JUSTINE BATEMAN SHARES BACKSTAGE ANTICS ON 'FAMILY TIES' "OK, how do we get rid of this guy? Where do I sign?" she reportedly asked at the trailer before taking a "to go" packet so that she can collect signatures to assist with the campaign. Justine Bateman was seen signing a petition to recall Calif. gov. Gavin Newsom. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty...
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