Public art installation honoring Highland Park victims still draws a crowd 2 months after mass shooting, but it might be scaled back
Jacqueline von Edelberg, who moved to Highland Park a year ago, had done several public art projects highlighting the toll of gun violence before it struck her new hometown.chicagotribune.com
Walmart ordered to pay Oregon man $4.4M in damages for racial profiling
DDA Multnomah County grand jury has ordered Walmart to pay $4.4 million in damages to a man who sued the store saying he was racially profiled and harassed by a Walmart employee at a Portland, Ore., area store in 2020.news.yahoo.com
Zelenskyy: Russia might do something particularly violent next week
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - SATURDAY, 20 AUGUST 2022, 21:36 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine believes that Russia might attempt to carry out particularly violent attacks next week [Ukraine's Independence Day is on 24 August, which falls on next Wednesday - ed.news.yahoo.com
8-year-old boy paralyzed after Highland Park shooting making ‘hopeful progress’ after sudden downturn
Cooper Roberts, the 8-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down after being wounded at the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park, has improved following a recent, urgent surgery.chicagotribune.com
Man eats 52 lumpias in 10 minutes to win second annual lumpia eating contest in Houston, Texas
A Filipino restaurant in Houston, Texas, held its second annual lumpia eating contest during the Independence Day celebrations on July 4. The restaurant Be More Pacific: Filipino Kitchen & Bar hosted the competition with the aim of helping local small businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, reported Click2Houston. In the now-popular contest, seven participants representing different restaurants in Houston competed by consuming as many fried lumpia rolls as they could in under 10 minutes.news.yahoo.com
Police records paint picture of turbulent home life for alleged sniper in Highland Park mass shooting
Highland Park police reports paint a picture of the sometimes tumultuous home where Robert “Bobby” Crimo III grew up before he allegedly gunned down dozens of people enjoying a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago.chicagotribune.com
Police say gunman at Chicago-area July 4 parade fired 70+ rounds from roof, escaped in women’s clothing
Police said the gunman who killed six people and injured dozens of others at a Chicago-area Fourth of July parade fired more than 70 rounds with a high-powered rifle from the roof of a nearby business and then escaped by blending into the crowd wearing women’s clothing.
3 hospitalized after boat crash, propeller slicing in Bay County on July 4 weekend
BANGOR TWP, MI — Two boating mishaps in Bay County over the Independence Day weekend resulted in three people being hospitalized. The first incident occurred about 1:25 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, and involved a single-boat crash on the Kawkawlin River. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene to find the boat parked at a dock on the side of the waterway, its two occupants lying injured nearby. A witness told deputies he had seen the boat crash into a large pillar in the 400 block of River Road in Bangor Township. The next day around 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to the second boating matter at Bay City State Park.mlive.com
Dow falls 500 points as worries grow over slowing economic growth
Choose your plan ArrowRight The Dow Jones Industrial tumbled more than 500 points or 1.7 percent in morning trading. The S&P 500 index fell by 70 points or 1.8 percent at the start of the session, while the tech heavy-Nasdaq lost 190 points or 1.7 percent. More than $8 trillion has been wiped out of the stock market this year. AdvertisementOne of the key economic signals market observers will be watching this week will be the performance of corporate earnings. The most recent hike, which was announced last month, came in at three-quarters of a percentage point, the Fed’s largest since 1994.washingtonpost.com
Experience the grand finale from Schoolcraft’s Fourth of July fireworks
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI-- Schoolcraft’s Independence Day fireworks blasted off over Schoolcraft Elementary on Monday, July 4. After a day of parades and pancakes, locals and visitors took their seats across from Schoolcraft Elementary. As the sun set on their Independence Day celebration, the village of Schoolcraft gathered to watch the fireworks show presented by Great Lakes Fireworks.mlive.com
Fourth of July parade shooting: Person of interest taken into custody
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Highland Park’s police chief said the 22-year-old man identified as a person of interest in the shooting that killed at least six people, wounded at least 30 and sent hundreds of people fleeing from an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday has been taken into custody. Police earlier said Robert E. Crimo III should be considered armed and dangerous and was pulled over by police on Monday evening after a brief pursuit. This is a breaking news update. For the original story, click here.mlive.com
New Virginia law prevents inmate from getting planned early releases
A 2020 Virginia law allowed inmates to shave time off their sentences for good behavior. But on June 17, Virginia lawmakers approved a budget amendment from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that excluded thousands of inmates with violent offenses from receiving these reduced sentences.news.yahoo.com
Fireworks highlight Fourth of July celebration at Kalamazoo Speedway
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI — Kalamazoo Speedway raced into Independence Day with a celebration, the ‘Merica 200 Compact FWD Enduro event on Sunday, July 3. Alongside the races, there were other exciting events, such as the Stacker Cars and Bumper Bash Derby. In the “Stacker Car” race, a pair or racers would work together to control their vehicle, which was two cars stacked upon one another. The driver in the top car had the steering wheel while the driver in the bottom car had the gas and breaks. To top the night off, everyone looked up to the sky to as Kalamazoo Speedway put on a fireworks show to ring in Independence Day.mlive.com
Target, Kohl’s, Dollar Tree: What’s open on Fourth of July 2022
Independence Day weekend is finally here and most of us have already made plans on how to spend the holiday. However, with July 4 itself being on a Monday, the biggest question is what is open and closed after many of us have already celebrated the day(s) before? See below for a condensed list of major retailer hours that are expected to be open on Monday. Note: Shoppers should check with their local stores for specific information on opening and closing hours, as it can vary by location.mlive.com
Is Walmart open July 4? Independence Day store hours
Those are the traditional and popular ways to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. Lots and lots of food. July 4, 2022 falls on a Monday and Walmart will be open on a regular schedule. For SuperCenter stores, this means being open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. According to WalletHub, Americans will scarf down some 150 million hotdogs on the July 4th holiday and an additional $1.4 billion on beer and wine.mlive.com
How to Watch the 2022 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest | Channel, Stream, Time
One of the most historic, and unique competitions in the world is set for what might be another exciting event on Independence Day, as the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is ready to go on Monday. Watch the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on FuboTV (Free Trial)The nearly-insurmountable favorite is the legendary Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. After breaking his own record in 2020, Chestnut set a new record last year, eating an incredible 76 hot dogs. Sudo’s performance in 2020 still holds as the best in the women’s competition, where she ate 48.5 hot dogs. What: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating ContestWhen: Monday, July 4Time: 12 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the Kwik Trip 250 at Road America- NASCAR | Channel, Stream, Preview
The NASCAR Cup Series this weekend, as they celebrate the Independence Day weekend by taking to the tricky turns of Road America for the second consecutive season, competing in the Kwik Trip 250. This will be the third-ever Cup series race at Road America. Chastain won the first race at Circuit of the Americas, while Daniel Suarez clinched his first Cup race three weeks ago at Sonoma. What: Kwik Trip 250Who: NASCAR Cup SeriesWhen: Sunday, July 3Time: 3:00 p.m. ETWhere: Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wis.)Channel: USA NetworkStream: FuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, PeacockCheck out the NASCAR standings and results heremlive.com
Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers
The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some big fireworks displays are canceled again, this time for pandemic-related supply chain or staffing problems, or fire concerns amid dry weather.
Mexico publishes heavily edited probe of exonerated general
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda arrives for a review of the troops that will participate in the Independence Day parade, in Mexico City. Mexican prosecutors on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against Cienfuegos who was arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government. The report released Sunday by the Mexican Attorney General's Office included a 226-page stretch with every page blacked out, followed shortly thereafter by a 275-page stretch of blacked-out pages. In the few readable passages, he says the descriptions of him in the intercepted messages don't match his physical appearance. Cienfuegos was arrested in Los Angeles in October, but the U.S. government dropped its charges against him in November after Mexican officials threatened to restrict U.S. agents.
Poland blames violence at far-right march on hooligans
Protesters burn down bengal fire as they attend in the annual Independence Day march organized by far-right groups for participants to be inside cars or motorbikes because of the coronavirus social distancing, ready for the start of the event in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The march that marks Poland's sovereignty regained after World War I has often led to clashes with opponents. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW – Poland’s ruling right-wing party has blamed violence, injuries and damage during recent national holiday event that it backs on hooligans and provocateurs. “Unfortunately, during the march there took place condemnable events that were the result of hooligans joining in," it said in a statement. The Nov. 11 national holiday marks Poland’s regaining of sovereignty after World War I, following over a century of partition and foreign rule.
In Poland, thousands join nationalist Independence Day march
WARSAW Thousands of Poles joined on Monday in a yearly Independence Day march organized by nationalist groups, an event that has grown over the past decade as the far right across Europe has strengthened and gained a degree of social acceptance. Participants burned flares and shot off firecrackers, creating a thick cloud of smoke in the national colors of white and red. Organizers the National Radical Camp and the National Movement called it a symbol of Roman Catholic resistance against growing calls for gay rights. Last year, for the 100th anniversary of Polish independence, President Andrzej Duda and other top leaders marched ahead of the nationalists in Warsaw. In October, a far-right party called Confederation won 7% and entered parliament for the first time.
The Latest: Cambodia's opposition leader lands in Malaysia
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, greets his government officers during the country's 66th Independence Day from France, at the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Vithy Soth)KUALA LUMPUR The Latest on Malaysia's exiled opposition Sam Rainsy's effort to return to his home country (all times local):4:55 p.m.Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has landed in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to return to his homeland after Thailand had earlier blocked him from entering. Rainsy was stopped Thursday by Thai Airways from boarding a flight from Paris, his home in exile, to Bangkok. An effort he made Thursday to fly from Paris to Thailand Cambodia's western neighbor was thwarted when Thai Airways refused to let him board. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha earlier said he would be barred from entering.
Magazine faces criticism for giving award to Richard Ford.
NEW YORK, NY Bruce Springsteen will be presenting a lifetime achievement award next spring to Richard Ford, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Independence Day" centers on a real estate agent from Springsteen's native New Jersey. But not everyone is happy about Ford's receiving the Hadada Award, bestowed by the Paris Review at the magazine's annual spring Revel. Others, including author Roxane Gay, cited Ford's history of hostile behavior toward writers who criticized his work. In 2004, he spat on Colson Whitehead after Whitehead wrote a negative review of Ford's "A Multitude of Sins." The Paris Review didn't have an immediate comment Tuesday.