Sheriff: gun bought 4 days before school shooting
Oakland County, Michigan Sheriff Michael Bouchard says the gun used in a school shooting on Tuesday was purchased by the suspect's father on November 26th. Three people were killed and eight wounded in Oxford, Michigan. The suspect is in custody. (Dec. 1)news.yahoo.com
Fit for a King (or Queen): ‘opulent’ lifestyle of bishops revealed
Bishops' "lavish lifestyles" cost £100,000-a-year on top of their salary, the Church of England has revealed, amid fears that the parish system will collapse under financial ruin. Houses with more than six bedrooms, gardeners, chauffeurs and entertaining and hospitality are among the "opulent" spending by the Church of England’s 42 diocesan bishops - each of whom earn £46,180 per year. Church officials released the new financial data ahead of the sitting of General Synod, the Church’s legislativnews.yahoo.com
Statue of Black hero of Lewis & Clark trip defaced in Oregon
A statue commemorating York, an enslaved Black member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was defaced this week in Portland, Oregon. A plaque describing York had also been spray-painted over and then removed, leaving behind a blank square framed in purple. The bust mysteriously appeared in February on a pedestal in a park in Southeast Portland where a statue of Harvey Scott, a well-known conservative and longtime editor of The Oregonian who opposed women’s suffrage, stood until it was torn down.news.yahoo.com
Sarah Ferguson decries ‘horrifying’ plan to build Amazon-style warehouse in countryside
The Duchess of York has spoken out against "horrifying" plans for a new Amazon-style warehouse in the countryside which involves felling dozens of trees she has cherished since childhood. Sarah Ferguson, 61, said trees in the village of Drummer, Hants, had encouraged her love of nature as a child while growing up on a farm and were the inspiration for her children's book 'The Enchanted Oak Tree', which was published last year. But under proposals already given the green light by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, an area of land will be "brutally chopped down" for a 220,000 square-metre distribution hub thought to be used by the online giant Amazon. In total, 67 mature oaks, three Grade A mature beech trees, plus 13 other oak trees - all of which support 2,300 species of wildlife - will be wiped out. Calling for the plans to be halted before building work can begin, Ms Ferguson said: "Even now at 61, and as a new grandmother, I have the most vivid and happy memories of growing up on a farm in Dummer, near Basingstoke. "I remember my father telling me always to recognise and be grateful for the beauty of our surroundings, a lesson I have carried into adulthood and passed on to my own daughters.news.yahoo.com
Chip seal work will affect traffic on several Washtenaw County roads
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — Chip seal projects to help maintain pavement will affect motorists traveling on several roads in York and Augusta townships. Chip seal projects will be done on these roads from Monday, May 17, through Thursday, May 21:Willow Road between Platt and Rawsonville roads. Once the work is completed, the Washtenaw County Road Commission is advising drivers to lower their speeds to 35 mph while the stone settles. The road commission will return to these areas in a few weeks to apply a fog seal on top of the chip seal and place permanent pavement markings. Road commission officials said they plan to chip seal approximately 100 miles of roadway this construction season.mlive.com
Prince Andrew quietly removed as patron of almost 50 organisations
The Duke of York has been quietly or publicly removed as patron of almost 50 organisations, The Telegraph can reveal, despite his expressed intention to one day return to public life. The proportion of his charities and organisations, thought to be at least one in four, that opted to sever ties with the Duke following his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, underlines the scale of the damage to his reputation. Many, particularly those working with children, felt it was “no longer appropriate” to continue their associations with him. Others said they were determined to find a representative “better suited” to their aims and values. When the Duke, 61, announced on Nov 20 2019 that he was “stepping back from public duties for the foreseeable future” following the furore over his disastrous Newsnight interview, many of his charities found themselves in a difficult position. Board meetings were called, frantic phone calls made. Several took the decision to end their association with immediate effect. They included the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, the Golf Foundation, the Children’s Foundation, the Outward Bound Trust and the British Science Association. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund said: “We felt that as a children's charity it was not appropriate for him to remain patron.” Other organisations such as Berkshire County Cricket Club, the Society for Nautical Research, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and Whitgift School in Croydon, also severed ties.news.yahoo.com
Former Tennessee Correctional Officer Sentenced Following Staff Assault of Inmate
A former Tennessee correctional officer was sentenced Friday to two years in prison and two years of supervised release for his involvement in a staff assault of an inmate. Jonathan York, a former Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) Officer at the Northwest County Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, Tennessee, was sentenced April 30. The FBI will always work to bring to justice those who violate the civil rights of others." Although R.T. did not pose a threat to the officers, York punched R.T. approximately 30 times. York then stood by and watched as two other correctional officers punched R.T. After the assault of R.T., York spoke with other correctional officers and they conspired to tell a false cover story about what happened to R.T.justice.gov
Parts of Bemis Road near Ann Arbor to close for six weeks
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP — Bemis Road between Platt Road and Carpenter Road on the border of Pittsfield and York townships will close for repairs Tuesday, April 27, officials said. The road will be closed to through traffic for a resurfacing project for approximately six weeks, according to the Washtenaw County Road Commission. A posted detour will take motorists from Carpenter Road to E. Willis Road, and then to Platt Road back onto Bemis Road. Later this summer, the road commission will install a traffic signal at the intersection of Bemis Rd and Carpenter Rd. READ MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:University of Michigan warns it may ‘seek recourse’ against Ann Arbor developmentAnn Arbor comes to agreement with DTE over carbon neutrality programsSidewalk construction will create better pedestrian access along Ann Arbor roadmlive.com
In French woods, rivals take aim at senator's WWI research
“Any work done using Mastriano is built upon poor, false research,” Gregory wrote. “The issue is not about a few meters’ difference between the two sites,” said Dutch journalist Stephan van Meulebrouck, who has written about the York site controversy. In early March, he made a nearly identical complaint to the University of New Brunswick, where the York research figured prominently in Mastriano's doctoral studies. The 59 pages of footnotes in Mastriano’s book cite — more than 150 times — York's 1928 pseudo-autobiography. Mastriano dismissed doubters in a September 2018 speech at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.
Small Biz Saturday: Collaborations at YORK lift up small businesses amid pandemic
Through the Yard, YORK has found a way to not only support itself but to lift up other businesses in Southeast Michigan. But community members can find more than food trucks at York Yard. Their presence helps YORK, the smaller businesses get to sell their food, and community members desperate to break out of their stuck-inside routines can socialize safely outdoors. Community members can anticipate visits from Detroit-based vegan bakery Fig Detroit, Ann Arbor’s Side Biscuit and a special St. Patrick’s Day event. (Sarah Okin / YORK)Inside YORK, community members can find a full-service wine and beer shop, a quick-serve counter for sandwich and coffee needs, a full bar, and Ricewood BBQ.
AP: Trooper kicked, dragged Black man who died in custody
A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended without pay for kicking and dragging Greene, a handcuffed Black man whose in-custody death remains unexplained and the subject of a federal civil rights investigation. Body camera footage shows Master Trooper Kory York dragging Greene on his stomach by the leg shackles following a violent arrest and high-speed pursuit, according to internal State Police records obtained by The Associated Press. (Courtesy of the Greene family via AP)A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended without pay for kicking and dragging a handcuffed Black man whose in-custody death remains unexplained and the subject of a federal civil rights investigation. The video shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down across the pavement, the attorney told AP. AdState Police have repeatedly refused to publicly release the body camera footage.
YORK’s yard offers fire pits, food trucks and DJ’s outside in Ann Arbor
What started out as a food and wine speciality shop, YORK has transformed over the years into an Ann Arbor institution. Over the last year, it has become one of the hottest spots in Ann Arbor to embrace the cold, and enjoy the outside, with a patio that has multiple features and options. He’s made a point of welcoming anyone from the Ann Arbor community to use the outdoor space here over the last year. York1928 Packard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104More info: https://www.yorka2.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/yorkannarborRicewood BBQMore info: https://www.ricewoodbbq.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/ricewoodbbqBao BoysMore info: https://www.facebook.com/baoboysaaA picture from this summer on the patio at York in Ann Arbor.York Courtesy Photo, used with permission. The cheese case at York Ann Arbor.mlive.com
Ann Arbor’s Cookie Colab combines cute with designer butter cookies
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The brainchild of Amy Lugo, Cookie Colab fuses Lugo’s background in graphic design with her Aunt Mary’s homemade butter cookie recipe. AdOwner Amy Lugo uses buttercream to make designs on Cookie Colab's signature butter cookies. (Amy Lugo/ Cookie Colab)Her homemade cookies aren’t what a lot of people expect from highly stylized cookies. It doesn’t dent or crack, but the buttercream is very delicate.”That buttercream also tastes better and, along with a butter cookie base, is what makes Cookie Colab cookies so good. Cookie Colab designs originally started out on holiday cookies when Lugo would bake with her daughter.
Sarah, Duchess of York, to publish debut historical romance
FILE - In this Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, salutes during a press event, in Mexico City. Ferguson has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)LONDON – Sarah, the Duchess of York, has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. Sarah was married to Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's third child, but the couple divorced in the 1990s. Her novel, which was written with author Marguerite Kaye, is set to be published in August.
North Chicago man’s murder indictment thrown out by Lake County judge
York had been charged in the Sept. 14, 2019, death of Wilson near the intersection of 10th and Jackson streets in North Chicago. A short time before the fatal incident, York and his estranged wife had argued as he dropped off their child. They agreed, though, to meet at the intersection to try to resolve some issues, according to court files.chicagotribune.com
Firms chosen to fill city attorney role
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Professors explain why 2 ZIP codes account for nearly 40% of Washtenaw County COVID-19 cases
Grigoris Argeros, associate professor of sociology, and Natalie Dove, associate professor of psychology, said the two ZIP codes vary by race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status relative to the rest of Washtenaw County. Nearly 70% of Blacks in the county reside in these two ZIP codes, compared to 23% of whites, 13% of Asians and 37% of Hispanics, according to the professors' written report. Lower education achievement, the professors wrote, may be related to several variables which explain the higher amounts of COVID-19 cases. “But when we take into consideration population size, then the numbers reverse.”Knowing there are disparities in just two Washtenaw County ZIP codes, Argeros and Dove said they now seek how it can be fixed. Their report suggests community leaders consider both structural and psychological variables when considering intervention approaches in those ZIP codes.mlive.com
Here are 4 ways to treat yourself and help Ann Arbor businesses
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been hard on local businesses, but it has also impacted Ann Arbor community members. Here are four ways to treat yourself while supporting Ann Arbor businesses:Take a classIf you are refreshed by new knowledge, improve a skill or learn something new with a virtual class. If youre looking for something active, Ann Arbor Rec & Ed, Ann Arbor YMCA and many area gyms and fitness studios offer online classes. Main Street Ann Arbor made a list of Main Street stores that are offering gift cards if you dont know where to start. Related: Here are 4 cider mills near Ann Arbor to put you in the fall spirit
Patient dies after being left unattended in ER for 70 minutes
Officials confirmed the death of an ER patient at WellSpan York Hospital in August after being left unattended in the waiting room for approximately 70 minutes. YORK, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Officials confirmed the death of an ER patient at WellSpan York Hospital in August after being left unattended in the waiting room for approximately 70 minutes, WPMT reported. From around 11:09 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. there was no movement seen from the patient, according to the report. The patient was pronounced dead at 1:31 p.m. after he was found unresponsive in the ER waiting room and unsuccessful resuscitation efforts. Below is a statement from Allan Birenberg M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs, WellSpan York Hospital:"This was a rare event that occurred in our emergency department at WellSpan York Hospital.
High school student suspended for asking Miss America to prom
High school student suspended for asking Miss America to prom Reigning Miss America Nina Davulari was visiting a high school in York, Pennsylvania, when one of the students, 18-year-old Patrick Farves, asked her to the prom. Her rejection was sweet, but the school's wasn't - Farves was suspended for three days. Marlie Hall reports.cbsnews.com