2 Minute Warning: A Conversation with Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist has thrown his hat in the ring to once again become Florida’s governor. On last Thursday’s edition of the Westside Gazette 2-Minute Warning, Charlie Crist was questioned by co-hosts Perry Busby, columnist, and Bobby Henry, Sr., Publisher, along with three panelists. He moved to Florida as a child, eventually graduating from Florida State University with his undergraduate degree before going on to law school. Brandon Feeny, the third panelist, offered what he described as the unspoken problem in the Democratic party: messaging. The bill had nothing to do with race, Crist pointed out, it had to do with crime.thewestsidegazette.com
Judge Who Gave Leniency to Rapist is Removed from Criminal Docket in Illinois
By Victor TrammellOn January 13, an Illinois judge was removed from a criminal court docket in Adams County after exploding at a prosecutor whose approval of sexual assault survivors on Facebook he mistook for an insult against him. Judge Robert Adrian’s assignment change follows widespread condemnation for overturning a decision in a juvenile rape case. Also, McCartney did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Daily Beast on January 14. Adrian’s remaining criminal court docket cases, McCartney informed the Herald-Whig, will be allocated to some other judge until future notification. “They provide liquor to underage people, and you wonder how these things happen,” the disgraced judge went on to say.thewestsidegazette.com
Indian villages fish collectively during the Bhogali Bihu harvest festival
Hundreds of villagers take part in a traditional collective fishing event during the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari, around 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Guwahati, to mark the end of the harvesting season in India's northeastern Assam state.news.yahoo.com
US to distribute 1 billion Covid tests in latest Omicron fight
US President Joe Biden says the government will double its purchase of Covid-19 tests with an extra 500 million kits, bringing the total to a billion. The White House faces pressure over the lack of easily available Covid tests, stymying efforts to keep schools open and get people to work when Omicron infections are surging.news.yahoo.com
McCarthy blames Pelosi for switch on testifying
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for "playing politics" with the probe into the Jan. 6 attack, saying that's the reason he's refusing a request by the House Jan. 6 panel to submit to an interview. (Jan. 13)news.yahoo.com
Omicron coronavirus variant is not mild for U.S. hospital systems
The Omicron coronavirus variant and its typically milder COVID symptoms haven't been easier on the nation's hospitals. Ed Yong, staff writer for The Atlantic, spoke with health care workers in 11 states and joined CBSN to discuss what they said about Omicron's harsh reality.news.yahoo.com
Judge Tosses Teen Rape Conviction, Says 148 Days in Jail is ‘Plenty of Punishment’
WGEMAn Illinois judge had a shocking outburst in court Wednesday, kicking a prosecutor out with minimal explanation as outrage grows over the judge’s decision to reverse his own ruling on a teen accused of rape.“Mr. Jones, get out,” Adams County Judge Robert Adrian fumed as he ordered Josh Jones of the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office to leave the courtroom. The Muddy River News, whose journalist was in court, reported that Jones was set to appear in an unrelated case but had apparently “lnews.yahoo.com
Henry runs wild, Titans hand Jags 12th straight loss, 31-10
Enjoying a big performance about 25 miles from his hometown of Yulee was something new for Henry. He managed just 13 yards as a rookie in 2016, followed by outings of 92, 57 and 44 yards in front of friends and family. Henry had 170 yards on 17 carries in the first 30 minutes, including a 36-yard touchdown run. He added a 47-yard scamper early in the third as the Titans (9-4) started to pull away. AFC South-leading Tennessee clinched its fifth consecutive winning season and moved a step closer to securing a playoff berth.
Eagles get Jeffery, Sanders back for game against Giants
The NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles have gotten healthier on offense in time for another division game. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is back in Philadelphia’s lineup against the New York Giants, his first action since foot surgery last year. Running back Miles Sanders, the Eagles' leading rusher, is also back after missing three games with a knee injury. Okung will miss his fifth game this season because of injury, so Dennis Daley starts, protecting Teddy Bridgewater’s blindside. The Buccaneers are playing without left guard Ali Marpet, who will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion.
Falcons WR Julio Jones out again with hamstring injury
Jones had been listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week with a hamstring injury. Even so, the winless Falcons’ secondary gets a boost with safeties Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) returning from injuries. ___PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGHEagles: TE Hakeem Butler; RB Jason Huntley, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Casey Toohill. Falcons: S Jaylinn Hawkins, WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Ravens: RB Justice Hill, WR Chris Moore, QB Trace McSorley, DT Broderick Washington, DT Justin Ellis, OL Tyre Phillips.