GOP lawmakers ask Illinois State Police for more details on how it handled report on alleged Highland Park shooter
Republican state lawmakers are pushing Illinois State Police for a more detailed account of how the agency handled a report from local police about the man who would allegedly go on to commit a deadly mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade.chicagotribune.com
Paralyzed Highland Park Shooting Victim, 8, Is ‘Hopeless’ and ‘in Constant Pain,’ Family Says
via GoFundMeIn the wake of the Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting, the story of 8-year-old Cooper Roberts’ survival was embraced by many following updates on the boy’s recovery.And more than a month after the massacre, Roberts is long out of intensive care—but his family says he is now in “constant pain” and “hopeless, sad, and angry” at the realization he is paralyzed.In a sobering and gut-wrenching statement released Tuesday, the Roberts family said they want people to see the unews.yahoo.com
Alleged Highland Park July 4 parade shooter indicted on 117 felony charges
Crimo, 21, already faced seven counts of first-degree murder for the shootings. The indictments announced Wednesday add an additional 14 counts of first-degree murder for a total of 21 — three counts for each of the seven people killed.chicagotribune.com
SW Virginia flood damages homes, prompts rescues
Flooding in remote southwest Virginia has damaged more than 100 homes and left some 40 people unaccounted for, authorities said Wednesday. Many of the people may be in areas that are difficult to reach, and no deaths or injuries were reported. (July 14)news.yahoo.com
Cooper Roberts, an 8-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down after being wounded at the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park, is back to critical condition. He's the son of Zion Elementary School District 6 Superintendent Keely Roberts, who was at the parade with Cooper and his twin brother Luke, when shooting erupted. All three were shot.chicagotribune.com
Extended moment of silence marks a week since Highland Park shooting: ‘For us, this will be like Sept. 11 was for New York’
A crowd of more than 450 people stood in downtown Highland Park going silent without any signal at 10:14 a.m., which is when the shooting started a week before, paying its respects to those killed and injured and comforting each other.chicagotribune.com
A week later, Highland Park residents gather at services and memorials to reflect on shooting that ‘created a thread to connect us’
Across Highland Park on Sunday, residents gathered for religious services and memorials, reflecting on the senseless loss of seven lives during a Fourth of July parade last week.chicagotribune.com
As Highland Park sits in the national spotlight, its residents want you to know a few things
On the Fourth of July, a gunman killed and wounded dozens during the holiday parade in Highland Park, a suburb on the North Shore of Chicago. In the days following the tragedy, it was portrayed in some of the news coverage as a gentle Mayberry, international press fixed affluent to its name and front pages somehow imagined a utopia. But Highland Park has never been a monolithic place.chicagotribune.com
Highland Park parade shooter posted anti-Asian, anti-Black sentiments days before July 4 massacre
Robert Crimo, the 21-year-old man who opened fire and killed multiple people during the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, posted anti-Asian and anti-Black sentiments days before the incident. During the investigation, authorities unearthed some of Crimo’s past online activity, including his posts on Documenting Reality, a forum where members share graphic images and videos of death and gore.news.yahoo.com
Belongings left behind after Highland Park parade shooting
Those attending Highland Park's Fourth of July parade left behind many personal items in the rush to flee the scene. Their belongings are slowly being released by law enforcement as their investigation of Monday's mass shooting continues.chicagotribune.com
More than 300 have sought counseling offered by Highland Park area school districts after parade mass shooting
In the wake of the July 4 mass shooting which claimed the lives of seven people in Highland Park, Township High School District 113 provided counseling services to more than 300 students, staff and community members.chicagotribune.com
Disney resort alleged rape: Florida man seen on security camera forcing himself on woman by hotel bar: police
A man from Florida is charged with raping a woman near the bar at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort the night after security had to separate him and his wife after a fight at the hotel.news.yahoo.com
Highland Park mayor: People said they could tell by looking at mass shooting victims which were unlikely to survive based on 'unbelievable violence' they endured
Seven people have died as a result of the mass shooting that occurred in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday. Dozens more are injured.news.yahoo.com
Suspect charged in Highland Park shooting
The man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder for opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including two high-powered rifles, despite authorities being called to his home twice in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide. (July 5)news.yahoo.com
Fireworks-related accidents take a toll across Broward, Palm Beach counties
Fireworks-related accidents sent a few people to Broward and Palm Beach county hospitals, including an 8-year-old girl shot in the leg while she was in the back seat of a car and two teenagers who lost fingers in separate incidents.sun-sentinel.com
Doctor says Fourth of July shooting victims were ‘blown up’ from gunfire
A doctor at the scene of the shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., said the victims were “blown up” from the gunfire, causing “unspeakable” injuries. David Baum and his wife Debra Baum attended the parade to see their grandson march with a toy lawnmower. David told CNN’s John Berman on…news.yahoo.com
Highland Park parade-goer mistook gunshots for fireworks until a 13-year-old who had done active shooter drills realized what was happening and hit the ground 'sobbing'
The Highland Park shooting witness told CNN he "stood for another like couple of seconds in disbelief because I didn't see the carnage."news.yahoo.com
Brittney Griner’s wife calls for White House to do more to free WNBA star held in Russia
Basketball star Brittney Griner sent a letter to President Biden, after 138 days of detention in Russia following her arrest on accusation of attempted drug smuggling. Griner's wife, Cherelle, joins “CBS Mornings” to share how the WNBA star is doing, and what she wants the Biden administration to do to free Brittney.news.yahoo.com
Netflix’s ‘Girl in the Picture’ Is the Most Twisted True-Crime Documentary of the Year
NetflixThere’s so much crazy and evil in the world that streaming platforms will never run out of material for true crime documentaries. Girl in the Picture (July 6) is the latest chapter in Netflix’s never-ending investigation into all things depressing, shameful and baffling, recounting a jaw-dropping saga of kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, and multiple identities that piles twist upon outrageous twist. What it tells us about mankind’s penchant for wretchedness won’t open anyone’s eyes, butnews.yahoo.com
Victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park
A mass shooting during the Highland Park Independence Day parade now claimed the lives of seven people and left some two dozen others injured, ranging in age from 8 to 85 years old. Authorities have identified six of the seven dead as: Katherine Goldstein, 64, of Highland Park; Irina McCarthy, 35, of Highland Park; Kevin McCarthy, 37, of Highland Park; Jacquelyn “Jacki” Sundheim, 63, of Highland Park; Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78, of Morelos, Mexico and Stephen Straus, 88, of Highland Park.chicagotribune.com
Liam Hendriks calls out gun laws after Highland Park shootings. ‘The access to the weaponry ... totally needs to change,’ Chicago White Sox closer says.
The Chicago White Sox consulted with Major League Baseball before deciding to play Monday's game. Sox closer Liam Hendriks called for gun reform before the game.chicagotribune.com
What exactly was Mark Zuckerberg riding in that viral Fourth of July video?
If you’ve been scrolling around on social media this month, then you may have noticed that over the Fourth of July weekend, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was riding on some sort of wakeboard on a lake with an American flag in tow.
Norwegian Cruise Line plans to require COVID-19 vaccine; asks CDC to resume U.S. cruises in July
Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Monday that they are asking federal authorities to allow U.S. cruises to resume in July. The Miami-based cruise line plans to require that all guests have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series no less than two weeks before departure.
In 1st prime-time address, Biden promises adults will be COVID-vaccine eligible by May 1
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden delivered his first primetime speech as commander-in-chief on Thursday evening from the East Room of the White House. Biden said all adult Americans will be eligible to get a vaccine no later than May 1st. I need you to get vaccinated when is your turn,” Biden said, adding Dr. Anthony Fauci has assured everyone that the vaccines are safe. Here are the next steps we’re taking to make that happen: — President Biden (@POTUS) March 12, 2021I will use every power I have and I will not relent until we beat this virus. — President Biden (@POTUS) March 12, 2021Related stories
Consumer fireworks sellers in South Florida deal with short supply
HIALEAH, Fla. – There has been a higher demand for consumer fireworks in South Florida ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, but there is also a short supply. Patricia Taime owns the Fireworks Lady & Co., which operates seasonal firework sales tent locations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. “We did extremely, extremely well,” Taime said about her sales as a consumer fireworks supplier. This is all to blame for the nationwide shortage of consumer fireworks, she said. Raul Caminero, who also profits from consumer fireworks sales, said there have been many complications during the pandemic.
Zoo Miami reopens to public following two-month closure
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Zoo Miami reopened to visitors Tuesday after being forced to re-close its doors on the Fourth of July. “We feel relieved and a bit elated,” Ron Magill, of Zoo Miami, said. But with the state now entering Phase 2 of its reopening, zoo officials decided to reopen most outdoor attractions, but not without changes. Zoo officials are also limiting the number of guests they let in each day. “As long as I think they’re taking precautions and safety, I think it’s a good thing,” Ophelia Gualtieri said.
Demand for Fourth of July fireworks increases risks for burns
And with more people buying their own fireworks, Fourth of July celebrations could be riskier this year. “The general public is buying more than ever before,” Steve Houser, president of the National Fireworks Association told the Associated Press. But not everyone is as alarmed by the increased interest in consumer fireworks. Fire departments and many sellers also urge people to have a sober “designated shooter,” said Houser of the National Fireworks Association. Some in the industry believe monthslong lockdowns during the pandemic explain the increased interest in blowing off steam with fireworks.
Miami-Dade, Broward beaches closing July 3 due to coronavirus pandemic
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Officials in Miami-Dade and Broward are closing down all public beaches for the Fourth of July holiday weekend as COVID-19 cases spike in Florida. We now see this virus is prevalent in this age group and we want to keep this down, Gimenez said. Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor Dean Trantalis confirmed that the beaches in his city will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend. The beach closures are due to the latest spike in both counties of COVID-19 cases, especially among a younger demographic. In Miami-Dade, Gimenez said he had to take action because he has seen that the trend in COVID-19 number rising after a holiday.
Fireworks viewing may be a bit different this year. Here’s the list.
MIAMI – Officials are asking residents to watch the Fourth of July fireworks from their cars or their homes to avoid large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Broward CountyFORT LAUDERDALE: City officials are asking residents to watch the shows from outside of their homes. Miami-Dade CountyCoral Gables and Miami Beach canceled their fireworks shows. MIAMI BEACH: Virtual fireworks display paired with music by the New World Symphony: Starting at 9 p.m. on MBTV (Channels 660 on Atlantic Broadband or 99 on AT&T U-Verse) or the Miami Beach Facebook page. If your city is hosting a Fourth of July fireworks display and it is not in this list, e-mail the information to Share@Local10.com.
Portland shelters, animal hospital busy after the Fourth
CNN image(KPTV) - PORTLAND, Oregon -- Its a busy couple days for animal shelters and hospitals, as they care for more sick and stray pets from the Fourth of July. This Fourth of July they cared for 87 animals Thursday alone, compared to their 61 patients on an average day. We checked in with shelters in the area who also had quite a few lost pets. And Multnomah County Animal Services took in 21. As for this weekend, Multnomah County Animal Services will be waiving impound and board fees through Sunday as long as the pet is picked up by Tuesday.
Man arrested for pretending to be officer, pulling over deputy
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - A Hillsborough County, Florida deputy sheriff arrested a 35-year-old man on Fourth of July after being accused of pretending to be a law enforcement officer. Hastings told him "he was a law enforcement officer and his credentials were at the office." He told the deputy he could follow him back to the "station" so he could obtain and show him his credentials. Shortly after exiting on Branch Forbes, Hastings was stopped by a Hillsborough County deputy, where he was detained while they interviewed the off-duty deputy. No handcuffs or firearms were located in the vehicle," the Sheriff's Office said.
Black bear spotted in Homestead neighborhood on Fourth of July
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Residents were shocked to find a black bear roaming around their neighborhood in Homestead early in the morning on the Fourth of July. Fernando Morales, the bear was spotted around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the Oasis housing development. Responding officers reported that the bear was not aggressive and they tracked it as it wandered through the neighborhood, keeping their vehicles between themselves and the bear. Morales said the officers contacted residents who live near where the bear had been and asked neighborhood associations to send out email alerts. According to Morales, there have been several bear sightings overnight in Homestead, with the last sighting being reported around 4:30 a.m. Friday.
Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton seriously injured in crash
MIAMI - A former Miami Hurricanes and current Miami Dolphins player was seriously injured in an early morning rollover crash on the Fourth of July. Defensive tackle Kendrick Norton was among those injured in Thursday's crash where the Dolphin Expressway meets the Palmetto Expressway. Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) July 4, 2019"We were made aware this morning of a serious car accident involving Kendrick Norton," the Dolphins said in a statement. Joel Auerbach/Getty Images Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Kendrick Norton battles Bethune-Cookman's Phillip Norman during the third quarter, Sept. 5, 2015, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Kendrick Norton makes an air guitar out of Florida State quarterback James Blackman's leg after making a tackle during a 24-20 win against the Seminoles.
World War II veteran crosses country on foot for second time
Over the course of two years and 10 months, over 2,631 miles, he crossed the country on foot, running from California to Georgia. At age 95, the World War II veteran has decided to do it again. He's clocked 175 miles into his second coast-to-coast trek, which he began in March when he left from Georgia's St. Simons Island. He hopes to run 13 miles a week through grueling heat or freezing cold for as long as he can. As he runs, the Navy veteran is raising funds to sail a restored World War II tanker to Normandy for a D-Day anniversary, a feat that he says will cost millions.
Trump promises Fourth of July 'show of a lifetime' in Washington
President Donald Trump promises the "show of a lifetime" ahead of Washington's Fourth of July celebrations, but his political opponents are calling it nothing more than a campaign rally. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Easiest way to get fishing license in minutes, without leaving the lake
Regardless, if fishing might be or already is on your to-do list this weekend and you don't have your fishing license for this year, we've got some good news: You can EASILY get it on your phone within minutes -- like, even if you're already on the waters with fishing pole in hand. The digital age makes life so convenient, doesn't it? Having said that, click or tap here to get started on your license. It will only take minutes and youll have your digital copy in hand. [Download from the Apple app store | Download from Google Play]Its worth noting that out-of-state fishing and hunting licenses are not valid in Florida.
Florida inmates will spend their Fourth comforting shelter dogs
Instead of watching fireworks, some Florida inmates will be cuddling dogs this Fourth of July. (CNN) - Instead of watching fireworks, some Florida inmates will be cuddling dogs this Fourth of July. Dogs often get frightened and anxious because of fireworks and other loud noises from July Fourth celebrations. So Brevard County designed a program to comfort the dogs as well as "help add purpose to the lives of inmates incarcerated at the Brevard County Jail." A 2007 study found that prisoners who participated in an animal program learned important values including patience and helping others.