Puerto Rico National Guard helps fight large landfill fire in US Virgin Islands

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

Puerto Rico National Guard helps fight large landfill fire in US Virgin Islands SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s National Guard was deployed to help fight a large fire at a landfill in the U.S Virgin Islands that has been burning for more than a week and which has forced schools and businesses to close, officials said Friday.Helicopters swooped down to gather seawater and help battle the blaze at the Bovoni landfill on the island of St. Thomas, which prompted U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan to declare a state of emergency this week.Puerto Rico’s National Guard said it supplied 60,000 gallons (227,000 liters) of water during its mission. Meanwhile, the U.S. Virgin Islands National Guard dropped more than 11,000 gallons (41,600 liters) of water on the fire.The Virgin Islands Daily News, a local newspaper, reported that the fire began spontaneously on Sept. 14 in an area of mulched vegetation that was collected after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the region in 2017.Officials have told residents near the landfill to stay indoors, and have warned ...

UAW strike expands to GM, Stellantis plants in suburbs

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

UAW strike expands to GM, Stellantis plants in suburbs CHICAGO — The president of the United Auto Workers said Friday the union will expand its strike against major automakers by walking out of 38 General Motors and Stellantis plants in 20 states, including here in Illinois.Among the Chicago area plants that are striking is the Stellantis facility in Naperville and the GM facility in Bolingbrook.Ford was spared additional strikes because the company has met some of the union’s demands during negotiations over the past week, said UAW President Shawn Fain.This is a developing story. Check back for details.Earlier story:More auto plants could close Friday as United Auto Workers threaten to expand their strike.Currently the strike has rolled out to three assembly plants in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri.Chicago area members who are part of UAW Local 551 have not been called to strike yet, but they say they are ready if needed.Members of UAW Local 551 manufacture SUV's, like the Ford Explorer.On Thursday, fellow union members rallied in harmony...

Tons of fish left to rot at shuttered seafood market in Missouri; locals complain of 'disgusting' stench

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

Tons of fish left to rot at shuttered seafood market in Missouri; locals complain of 'disgusting' stench UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KTVI) – Some residents living near the shuttered Seafood City supermarket in University City, Missouri, recently began noticing a pungent odor permeating the air — an odor stemming from the thousands of pounds of fish that were left behind to rot when the market closed in March.“This is disgusting and irresponsible, and there's no excuse for it,” Lolita Paiwonsky, a former customer, said."We were wondering if it was something in the sewer or something," University City resident Constanza Scharfenberg added. Shark found on bank of landlocked Idaho river; official offers possible explanation Concerned locals initially contacted University City officials as the smell became worse over time. Building inspectors confirmed Seafood City as the source, discovering tons of fish that had been left behind in freezers that were no longer running.After the discovery, city officials immediately contacted the California-based property owner of the public health hazard posed...

Powerball: What's the largest jackpot ever won in your state?

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

Powerball: What's the largest jackpot ever won in your state? (NEXSTAR) — Without a winner Wednesday, yet another record-setting Powerball jackpot is brewing, building to an estimated $725 million ahead of the next drawing. At its current size, the Powerball jackpot stands as the eighth-largest in the game’s history. The newest jackpot now sits roughly $6 million behind the seventh-largest jackpot, a $731.1 million prize won in Maryland two years ago. It’s also the third-largest in 2023, coming in behind a $754.6 million jackpot won in Washington in February, and a $1.08 billion prize won by a ticket in California in July (which has yet to be claimed).  These are the best, worst states to win the lottery in Depending on where the winning ticket (or tickets) is sold, it could also become a state’s largest-ever Powerball jackpot. Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Only five of these jurisdictions have never sold a Powerball jackpot-winning ticket: Maine...

Woman accused of firing gun at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row after being denied entry, police say

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

Woman accused of firing gun at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row after being denied entry, police say DENVER (KDVR) – Police have identified a woman suspected of shooting multiple people outside of a bar in Denver on Saturday night.The suspect, identified as Keanna Rosenburgh, is accused in the weekend shooting outside of the Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row club in Lower Downtown, injuring five people. Rosenburgh has not been taken into custody, and is wanted on eight counts of criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree.This woman is wanted in a shooting on Sept. 16, 2023, in Lower Downtown. (Denver Police Department)Denver police have identified Keanna Rosenburgh as the suspect in the LoDo shooting that injured five people on Sept. 16. Police are looking for the public's help in locating her. (Photo released by Denver Police Department)Police previously said Rosenburgh tried to get into the establishment Saturday night but was denied by the club's security, who believed she was not using her own ID. She allegedly got out of line, went back to speak with security, then shot ...

Chuy's to open restaurant location in Hutto

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

Chuy's to open restaurant location in Hutto HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — If you think about Tex-Mex food, Chuy's is likely at the top of the list of restaurants that come to mind. The iconic Austin-based restaurant chain has been expanding its reach since opening the original location on Barton Springs Road in 1982, with nearly 100 locations in 17 states. The newest location will stick close to Chuy's Central Texas roots with a site planned for Hutto.The city posted on its Facebook page that the restaurant will be located on Alliance Boulevard at U.S. 79, as part of Townwest Commons Phase II near EVO Entertainment. According to the city, Chuy's is planning a 5,500-square-foot restaurant with a large patio at the site.

More than 300,000 kids may lose childcare in Texas if federal funds expire

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

More than 300,000 kids may lose childcare in Texas if federal funds expire AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Millions of kids, including 305,976 in Texas, are at risk of losing childcare by September 30 when the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act expires, according to an analysis by the Century Foundation.“Congress has to act quickly to resolve the immediate funding crisis for childcare,” said Jamie Bussel with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a non-profit that says it's the Nation’s Largest Health Philanthropy.The Foundation is calling on Congress to extend the federal funds to help childcare providers who have relied on the money from the ARPA to pay rent, lower tuition rates for families and increase wages for workers. MORE: With thousands of child care programs at risk of closing, Democrats press for more money “More than 3 million children are going to lose access to childcare, over a quarter million of the childcare workforce will lose their jobs. And it's estimated 70,000 childcare facilities will actually close," said Bussel. “This has an incredibly significant imp...

Texas recognizes first Veteran Suicide Prevention Day

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

Texas recognizes first Veteran Suicide Prevention Day If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or a suicidal crisis, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. Crisis counselors are available 24/7.AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is spotlighting resources for veterans as the state recognizes its first Texas Veteran Suicide Prevention Day.In the United States, the last reported average number of Veteran suicides per day was 17, in 2020. The highest average was in 2018, with 18.6 suicides per day. In light of this, Governor Greg Abbott and legislators designated today as Texas Veterans Suicide Prevention Day in House Resolution No. 12 during the 88th Texas Legislative Session.“Designating Sept. 22 as Texas Veterans Suicide Prevention Day will create awareness for Texans everywhere of the silent killer to our brave heroes who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and the steps that could be taken to prevent it,” said Sen. Bob Hall, a co-author of the House resolution and a member of the Senat...

How the Gophers build up Athan Kaliakmanis after ‘worst game’ vs. North Carolina

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

How the Gophers build up Athan Kaliakmanis after ‘worst game’ vs. North Carolina Athan Kaliakmanis sat in a padded chair inside Kenan Stadium last Saturday, but was not comfortable in his performance in the Gophers’ 31-13 loss to North Carolina.After his eighth career start, the redshirt sophomore quarterback answered eight questions over three minutes and 13 seconds. He was succinct and mostly said the same thing. Among his 37 total sentences, 26 related to him taking personal responsibility for the performance in some way, shape or form.“I’m very hard on myself; that’s on me. It is on me,” Kaliakmanis said after he completed 38 percent of his passes for 138 yards and one interception. “I didn’t play as well as I wanted to play. That was probably the worst game I’ve ever played.”He steered every answer back to how he felt he let the team down — including less-gloomy questions about the U’s comeback on both sides of halftime, another standout performance by freshman tailback Darius Taylor and learning while watching Tar Heels star QB Drake Maye from the opposite...

The Loop NFL Picks: Week 3

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:08:22 GMT

The Loop NFL Picks: Week 3 Chargers at Vikings (pick ‘em)The Vikings, desperate to improve their running game, on Wednesday traded for disgruntled Rams RB Cam Akers. But there’s great concern he won’t fit in well in the Vikings’ locker room because he actually knows what it feels like to win a Super Bowl.Pick: Chargers by 3INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Cam Akers #23 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates after Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Rams at Bengals (-2½)Down 10 points on the last play of last Sunday’s game against the 49ers, the Rams kicked a meaningless field goal that served only to beat the 7½-point spread. L.A. coach Sean McVay opted for the controversial kick after asking himself “What would Pete Rose do?”Pick: Bengals by 3SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams reacts during the second half Seahawks a...

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