Stolen pickup crashes into West Michigan hair salon, causing gas leak
SPRINGFIELD, MI -- A stolen pickup crashed into a Battle Creek area hair salon early Friday, June 24, causing a large gas leak. Calhoun County sheriff’s deputies said the truck crashed into Nature’s Design Hair Salon, 257 N. 20th Street in Springfield, about 9:15 a.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived to find the truck had sheared off a natural gas line, causing a large leak. Authorities closed North 20th Street while Semco Energy workers turned off the gas and repaired the line. Police determined the pickup was stolen out of Battle Creek.mlive.com
New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response
New Mexico’s governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state’s north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds of homes.
Menaced by flames, nuclear lab peers into future of wildfire
Public schools were closed and evacuation bags packed this week as a stubborn wildfire crept toward the city of Los Alamos and its companion U.S. national security lab – where assessing apocalyptic threats is a specialty and wildland fire is a beguiling equation.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Nov. 10 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
In the Chicago area, full-service restaurants and hotels were singled out as contributing “far more to infections” among the superspreader locations, according to the study, which has been peer reviewed and was placed on Nature’s website Tuesday prior to final editing. The travel period examined dates to March and May, before the surges seen during the summer and now in the fall.chicagotribune.com
Graduated-rate tax amendment rally gets sidetracked by Toni Preckwinkle pitch for Kim Foxx’s reelection
“I think the nature of the campaign that’s been waged against her is really a campaign against all of the criminal justice reforms we’ve been struggling so hard to enact — for people who want to go back to the bad old days when the jail was often full of poor Black and brown people who were often there on charges of nonviolent offenses and they just couldn’t pay their bail,” Preckwinkle said.chicagotribune.com