18-year-old from Lansing charged in connection with threats made against CPS schools after Simeon shootings
A south suburban man has been charged with a misdemeanor after multiple threats were made against several Chicago schools, including Simeon Career Academy, a school that lost two students in fatal shooting hours apart Tuesday, police said.chicagotribune.com
Oswego area residents call for justice, transparency following Portillo’s fight that started when a beverage spilled into a customer’s vehicle
More than a dozen Oswego and Aurora area residents spoke out during an Oswego Village Board meeting Tuesday night, many asking for justice to be served in relation to a physical altercation at a Portillo’s between a customer and an employee.chicagotribune.com
12 attorneys general push back against vaccine misinformation spreading online
DETROIT – A total of 12 Attorneys General penned a letter calling on social media to remove anti-vaccine content. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is among them and was on CNN recently voicing concern about the misinformation posted about vaccines online. The call to end misinformation comes as an alarming number of Michiganders say they will not be getting the vaccine. “A decade ago, the journey to the COVID vaccine began building upon research on other coronaviruses,” read an ad aimed at encouraging people to get the vaccine. The state has started new campaigns to help educate those with doubts or concerns about the vaccine.
Up your social media game while staying on task with this Boss Lady
For Women’s History Month Live in the D has been highlighting Boss Ladies who are breaking the glass ceiling and supporting others as they climb to the top. Today’s ‘Boss Lady’ is in the business of helping your business grow and sustain a brand and social media presence. She uses Youtube to teach others how to grow their followers on social media and use video storytelling. This will help you stay on task and end your day knowing you crossed the important things of your list. To learn more about Erin on Demand, watch the video above.
U-M Mott Children’s poll: Nearly 50% of parents say pandemic negatively impacted their teens’ mental health
Mental health experts say that isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts for at-risk teens. He said that the pandemic created new mental health issues for some, but for others exacerbated existing issues. According to the poll, parents said changes in social interactions over the past year seemed to hit their children the hardest. Giving them space for some quiet time, creative time or music time can be helpful to their mental health. Almost one in four parents in the Mott Poll say their teens were experiencing negative changes in their sleep since the pandemic started.
Michigan hospital investigates organ photos posted on social media
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Spectrum Health launched an investigation into photos posted on Instagram from inside an operating room. It appears the photos were posted by a group of residents training at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. Spectrum Health released the following statement to WOODTV:The privacy of patients and the confidentiality of their medical information is a priority at Spectrum Health. We were disappointed to learn that surgical images were posted on an Instagram account used by a group of residents and are taking steps to resolve this issue. The Instagram account has been closed and a full investigation is underway.
Why you shouldn’t post a selfie with your COVID vaccine card
Of course people are excited to finally receive their long-awaited coronavirus vaccination -- but experts are warning against posting your vaccine card on social media. “Those things may not seem problematic, but whenever you put them in the hands of a scammer ... (they) can access all kinds of information just by having that information,” Blankenship said. They can search your name, they can find out more identifying information about you and that can compromise your personal information,” Blankenship said. Officials also say there is a fear that posting these images can give an advantage to scammers who are making counterfeit vaccine cards. They can then input other people’s personal information; they can put anyone’s name into that card, and it has the date on there,” Blankenship said.
Internet comes together to mock Penn State football for hilariously bad Super Bowl graphic
This did not go how Penn State expected. Sometimes you have a bad tweet, and other times, you have a tweet so hilariously awful that the entire internet bands together to mock you. The latest victim: Penn State football. C’mon Penn State football intern, this is TWITTER, for heaven’s sake! It’s nice that we can all come together and roast Penn State once in awhile.
2 shot in apparent ‘targeted attack’ in Orland Park, police chief says
Mitchell said shots were fired from one vehicle into a second vehicle, and the vehicle from where the shots were fired fled north on Will-Cook Road. The victims drove into the Kinder Care lot after the shooting, but no one at the Kinder Care was injured, police said.chicagotribune.com
Bernie Sanders sitting in chair at inauguration becomes internet sensation
Bernie Sanders might not have expected to receive such attention for just sitting quietly in a chair at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The photo of the former Democratic presidential candidate has gone beyond viral, with internet users editing him into famous scenes, hilarious environments and, well, pretty much anything. Senator from Vermont, is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. #Bernie photoshops from the inauguration that will steal your heart. A thread... pic.twitter.com/7iitC5k064 — Russ McSpadden (@PeccaryNotPig) January 21, 2021From inauguration day: Biden targets Trump policies on climate, virus
President Trump condemns Capitol riot, concedes to Joe Biden in new video
President Trump says he is outraged by violence at CapitolPresident Donald Trump released a new video Thursday, conceding to Joe Biden and condemning the violent pro-Trump rioters who stormed in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. In a new video message, Trump says that since Congress has certified President-elect Biden’s victory, the “new administration will be inaugurated on January 20” and his “focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.”Trump is also speaking out against the violence in Washington, calling it a “heinous attack” that left him “outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem.”Trump did not address his role in inciting the violence in the video. However, the president did tell his supporters that, while he knows they are “disappointed,” their “incredible journey is only just beginning.”The video comes a day after Twitter threatened to permanently suspend Trump’s account after removing posts he made addressing the pro-Trump rioters who stormed Capitol buildings in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. His account was locked for 12 hours. Facebook blocked the president from posting for at least two weeks.
Man threatens to blow up Monroe County Sheriff’s Office unless someone comes to arrest him, police say
GAYLORD, Mich. – A man threatened to blow up the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office unless someone was sent to arrest him, police said. Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office learned Saturday about a social media post in which Philip H. Stone, 37, of Gaylor, threatened to blow up their building if the department didn’t send someone to arrest him by Jan. 13, according to authorities. Stone also threatened to kill anyone who tried to arrest him for any reason and that his statement should be taken as a terrorist threat, officials said. He has ties to the Monroe County area and was upset about a pending Friend of the Court hearing, authorities said. Stone was formally arraigned Monday (Jan. 4) in Otsego County on one charge of making terrorist threats.
Toddler sends tweet from official U-M account, hilarity ensues
ANN ARBOR – Is a curious toddler taking over a Twitter handle the epitome of parents working from home during a pandemic? The incident happened Dec. 19 when said toddler apparently got ahold of their parent’s iPad and sent out a tweet of absolute gibberish. (University of Michigan)Followers seemed to flow with it, coming up with clever responses until U-M provided one of their own. - UMSocial — University of Michigan (@UMich) December 19, 2020The replies were just as good as U-M’s response. We’re guessing this parent now has their iPad far out of view of their toddler at this point.
Black doctor, UM graduate recounts racist medical care in viral video before dying of COVID
DETROIT – A hospital in Indiana is promising a full review of the treatment of a Black doctor who died from coronavirus days before Christmas. READ: Black doctor who grew up in Michigan dies of COVID after racist treatment complaintsMoore got her medical degree from the University of Michigan in 2002 and studied engineering at Kettering University in Flint. Moore was admitted to Indiana University Health North Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Dennis Murphy, President and CEO of Indiana University HealthThe coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black men and women. In response, the state of Michigan started the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities and required implicit bias training for health professionals.
Birmingham teacher garners attention with videos showcasing talent
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – One Birmingham special education teacher is garnering widespread attention for videos on social media. The teacher is being hailed as somewhat of a basketball trickstar artist. You can follow him on Instagram and TikTok and under the handle @bodlefty. Take a look at his talent in the video player above!
Scam Alert: ‘Like Farming’ on Facebook
You may have seen a Facebook post that claimed a free Jayco RV would be given away to someone who shares and comments on the post -- or you’ve seen posts similar to it. RELATED: Better Business Bureau warns consumers of ‘going out of business’ online shopping scamMelanie Duguesnel, with the Better Business Bureau, said that by liking the page, you’re potentially giving your personal information away. The BBB is warning people that “Like Farming” scams are still going strong. The free RV scam is so popular that Jayco has a post pinned to the top of its Facebook page to let people know they aren’t running a giveaway. READ: More scam coverageTo prevent from falling for these scams, use your good judgement and don’t “Like” every post on your feed -- that’s what scammers are hoping you’ll do.
Ann Arbor woman hilariously documents people’s lost things on Twitter
Julie Weatherbee, who works by day in the University of Michigan’s IT department and live tweets City Council meetings by night, began tweeting photos of people’s lost things six years ago. Here are just some of her “Lost Things” posts:If you lost your commemorative wedding mugs, they are on this chair on Koch Street. #AnnArbor pic.twitter.com/b95nZR8dXc — Julie Weatherbee (@juliewbee) December 7, 2020If you lost your soybeans, they are scattered along the Ann Arbor Railroad tracks (presumably from Ann Arbor to Toledo). #AnnArbor pic.twitter.com/tphJCeCfts — Julie Weatherbee (@juliewbee) May 23, 2020If you lost your keys, they are on this electric pole near Main and Hill! #annarbor pic.twitter.com/cRWMxT8HaC — Julie Weatherbee (@juliewbee) August 30, 2019If you lost your tiny car by the Stadium, well, I have some bad news.
Man who dangled from Trump Tower for more than 13 hours is pulled to safety by cops who ‘literally saved this young man’s life'
“It was something that we train for. It’s something that we’re very used to. It’s very challenging and sometimes when someone is looking at it from the outside they think, ‘wow, why does it take so long?’ ” Matias said. “There’s different tactics in our toolbox that we utilize and I think today we probably utilized every single one.”chicagotribune.com
NHC: 20% chance of cyclone for system extending across Florida
Traffic navigate flood waters in Miami, Florida, U.S. May 25, 2020, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Ryan Rea/Social Media via REUTERS. (Reuters) - A broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a 20% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The low pressure system is not expected to become a tropical cyclone due to strong upper-level winds, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding over portions of southern and central Florida tonight, spreading northward to coastal sections of northeastern Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas on Tuesday and Wednesday, the NHC added.feeds.reuters.com