Mayor Bowser and Ward 8 leaders expand revitalization plans in Congress Heights

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

Mayor Bowser and Ward 8 leaders expand revitalization plans in Congress Heights The Retail Village at Sycamore & Oak for Black business owners and entrepreneurs opened May 17 in D.C.’s Congress Heights and its first participants have moved in. (Courtesy Congress Heights Community Training & Development Corporation) The Retail Village at Sycamore & Oak for Black business owners and entrepreneurs opened May 17 in D.C.’s Congress Heights and its first participants have moved in. (Courtesy Congress Heights Community Training & Development Corporation) Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 8 leaders are looking to build on the momentum from last week’s ribbon cutting of a new retail village, Sycamore & Oak, in the Congress Heights area of Southeast D.C.Sycamore & Oak is made up entirely of en...

Man shot while driving in Aurora, police said

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

Man shot while driving in Aurora, police said DENVER (KDVR) -- A man was shot while he was driving on Friday night, according to Aurora Police Department.Detectives are investigating the shooting that happened in the area of 11th Avenue and Scranton Street, where police said in a tweet that a man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Denver violent crime still rising in first half of 2023 Officers responded to the call at approximately 9:47 p.m. when they said family members called Aurora 911 saying someone was shot.Police said they did not know what led up to the shooting, but the victim was expected to survive as of Saturday morning.Police said the victim reported that he was driving when he was shot and could not provide any suspect information. They are asking anyone who may have any information related to the incident to notify Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or report it to police.

8 injured, including teens, in shooting in Los Angeles County neighborhood, authorities say

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

8 injured, including teens, in shooting in Los Angeles County neighborhood, authorities say (CNN) — Eight people, including teenagers, were injured in a shooting in Los Angeles County, authorities said Saturday. Two are in critical condition.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded early Saturday to a report of multiple gunshot victims at a residence in Carson, about 17 miles south of Los Angeles.The shooting happened outside of a home in a cul-de-sac where between 20 to 30 people were believed to have been gathered, deputies said at a news conference.Victims’ ages ranged from 16 to 24, according to Chief Myron Johnson of the sheriff’s department Countywide Services Division.“(They) were discovered to have multiple gunshot wounds throughout their bodies, including injuries to their heads, back and upper and lower body area,” Johnson said.Deputies responded to find five victims shot, and were told by a witness that two other victims were taken to a hospital before authorities arrived, according to Johnson.Shortly after responding to the initial call, ...

Ray Lewis III, son of two-time Raven Super Bowl Champion Ray Lewis, died of suspected overdose, police say

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

Ray Lewis III, son of two-time Raven Super Bowl Champion Ray Lewis, died of suspected overdose, police say Ray Lewis III, the son of two-time Ravens Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis, died from a suspected drug overdose Wednesday, according to a police report.Officers responded to a central Florida home and found the 28-year-old unconscious in a bedroom, according to the Casselberry Police Department.“The evidence and witness accounts show this incident to be a tragic accident,” police said in a statement.A person in the home was attempting CPR on Lewis III when an officer arrived Wednesday evening. The officer was advised by a second person that Lewis III needed the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone, which the officer administered using Narcan, according to the police report.The antidote and further life-saving attempts were unsuccessful. Police said Lewis III was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead of a suspected overdose, pending an official autopsy report.Lewis III followed in the footsteps of his father, who is credited with forever changing the position of NFL middle li...

Yankees, Red Sox rained out Saturday, will play split doubleheader Sunday

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

Yankees, Red Sox rained out Saturday, will play split doubleheader Sunday BOSTON — The Yankees will have to wait an extra day to try and rebound from their sloppy loss Friday to the Red Sox.With persistent rain showering the city of Boston on Saturday, the two clubs will play a split doubleheader on Sunday. The first game will begin at 1:35 p.m., while the second game will start at 7:10 p.m. and air on Sunday Night Baseball.Yankees manager Aaron Boone had expected a postponement as early as Friday evening, but he and his team still made the trip to Fenway Park amid the lousy weather on Saturday.“It seemed like there was a glimmer of hope a couple hours ago,” Boone said when asked if having to make the trek irritated him. “So most of the guys have to come throw, do whatever, so can’t have it all. Better than waiting until seven, eight o’clock.”Boone added that Clarke Schmidt will pitch Game 1 for the Yankees, while Luis Severino will pitch Game 2. The Red Sox had not decided on a Game 1 starter at the time of publi...

Rev. Eugene Rivers to ask Black fathers to ‘engage’ question of violence

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

Rev. Eugene Rivers to ask Black fathers to ‘engage’ question of violence Rev. Eugene Rivers III plans to issue an “appeal and challenge” on Sunday for Black fathers across the country to “engage the question of violence in our communities.”Rivers will issue the appeal on Father’s Day at 114 Melville Ave in Dorchester at 2:30 p.m.Rev. Rivers pointed to CDC data that shows homicide rates spiked in 2020 and have “remained higher than before the pandemic.” Rivers said homicide was the third leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 10 to 24 in 2021. The rate, Rivers said, was the highest since 1997.The FBI, Rivers said, reported more than 8,400 Black homicide victims in 2021 compared to white victims.“We are appealing to Black fathers across the country to step up, to support Black mothers who are raising their children alone and to work in strategic partnerships with law enforcement to mentor and monitor Black youth,” Rivers said in a statement. “We are appealing to Black men to join this...

Orioles drop series to Cubs with 3-2 loss as offense manages little beyond Adley Rutschman’s home run

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

Orioles drop series to Cubs with 3-2 loss as offense manages little beyond Adley Rutschman’s home run Brandon Hyde has many fond memories of Wrigley Field. As a member of the Chicago Cubs’ front office and coaching staff, he watched the organization endure a rebuild and end a championship drought of more than a century.The Orioles’ manager chuckled before Saturday’s game as he noted that during batting practice the day before, fans in the bleachers yelled out to his son, Colton, remembering that the boy had tossed balls out to them years before.But this weekend’s series likely won’t be recalled in a similar fashion. With a 3-2 defeat, Baltimore heads into Sunday’s finale of the three-game set looking to avoid getting swept by a Cubs team that entered the meeting in fourth place in the National League Central.The Orioles (43-27) have now dropped four of their past seven series, though they will at worst end the day tied for the majors’ third-best record. Although their pitching improved from Friday’s 10-3 defeat, their offense failed to...

Biden picks Philadelphia union audience, economic populist tone for first rally of reelection campaign

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

Biden picks Philadelphia union audience, economic populist tone for first rally of reelection campaign PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Biden delivered an unapologetically economic populist message Saturday during the first rally of his reelection campaign, telling an exuberant crowd of union members that his policies had created jobs and lifted the middle class. Now, he said, is the time for the wealthy to “pay their fair share” in taxes.Biden spotlighted the sweeping climate, tax and health care package signed into law last year that cut the cost of prescription drugs and lowered insurance premiums — pocketbook issues that advisers say will be the centerpiece of his argument for a second term.“I’m looking forward to this campaign,” Biden said to cries of “four more years!” before adding, “We’ve got a record to run on.”His choice of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania — and a friendly union audience — as his first official campaign stop reflected their crucial role in his reelection effort. The city was the site of his 2020 campaign headquarters and the state was one of a handful that had vo...

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance can continue US operations as it battles SEC fraud charges

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance can continue US operations as it battles SEC fraud charges The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Binance have reached an agreement in court that lets the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange continue to operate in the United States as it battles SEC fraud charges.Under a consent order filed Saturday, the defendants in the June 5 lawsuit agreed to repatriate all assets held for the benefit of Binance’s U.S. trading customers.The SEC alleges Binance broke U.S. law by operating as an unregistered securities exchange. It filed similar charges against the world’s other top cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, nearly simultaneously.But Binance and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao, face additional charges of diverting customer funds – concealing the fact that it was commingling billions of dollars in investor assets and sending them to a third party that Zhao also owned.As a result, the SEC asked that the assets of Binance’s U.S. platform be frozen.The order signed by Washington, D.C. federal judge Amy Berman Jackson prevents the defendants from...

DeSantis quiet on Trump indictment as he faces conservatives in Trump country

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:05:41 GMT

DeSantis quiet on Trump indictment as he faces conservatives in Trump country GARDNERVILLE, Nevada (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday condemned Walt Disney World and the U.S. Justice Department — not his chief Republican rival, Donald Trump — as he courted Nevada Republicans deep in the heart of Trump country.The U.S. “is off the rails,” the Republican governor said. “Insanity is reigning supreme.”Speaking to Nevada Republicans for the first time as a presidential candidate, DeSantis made no direct mention of the federal indictment of Trump, who is facing dozens of felony counts for mishandling classified documents. “We’re going to end this weaponization of government once and for all,” said DeSantis, donning an untucked short-sleeve shirt from a podium adorned with bales of hay and bull horns.The comments come as the GOP’s crowded 2024 presidential class grapples with how to respond to Trump’s recent indictment. While some Republicans have raised serious concerns about the charges, DeSantis has largely ignored the situation, touching on...

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