College student wanted in 2 Connecticut slayings is captured
A college student sought by police as a suspect in a crime spree including two slayings in Connecticut has been captured, Connecticut State Police said Wednesday night.Peter Manfredonia, 23, had been the subject of a six-day search involving several police agencies and the FBI.He was found in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was not injured and no officers were either during the arrest, police said.Manfredonia was wanted in the machete killing of 62-year-old Ted DeMers and the wounding of another man in Willington, Connecticut, on Friday.The University of Connecticut senior also went to another man’s ...
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Police report possible sightings of Connecticut homicide suspect as manhunt continuesHARTFORD, Conn. — Police in Pennsylvania say they believe University of Connecticut senior Peter Manfredonia, wanted for two homicides in Connecticut, was spotted in Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesday morning and then used a rideshare service to continue onto Hagerstown, Md.Pennsylvania state police released the information Wednesday afternoon, nearly 30 hours after the sighting occurred.The man matching Manfredonia’s description was seen at a Sheetz convenience store in Chambersburg, just off I-81 in southern Pennsyl...
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United States passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states continue to reopen
The United States blew past another tragic mark in the fight against coronavirus on Wednesday surpassing 100,000 deaths nationwide.The devastating toll, reported by Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center, is much higher than any other country in the world and vastly exceeds the number of Americans killed in every conflict since the Korean War.The deadly virus originated in Wuhan, China, with the first official case diagnosed on Dec. 1. As the disease spread worldwide, President Donald Trump insisted in January after the first U.S. patient was diagnosed that the nation had it “t...
New York Daily News
Commentary: I lost my mother to COVID-19. Here's why we must face the coronavirus threat honestly
In mid-April, I received a message from the nursing home in Connecticut where my mother lives. When I called back, a doctor told me, “your mother has a fever.”Those were words I’d been dreading and expecting.“We assume it’s COVID,” the doctor said.My 80-year-old mother was comfortable for the time being. Her fever wasn’t very high and she was breathing okay. But the doctor said not to take anything for granted. He said this novel coronavirus behaved like a trickster in the elderly, with symptoms subsiding only to reignite suddenly between days six and nine. After that, the patient could die wi...
The Sacramento Bee
Connecticut double homicide suspect sought in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police release photo of suspect in 2 killings still on the loosePennsylvania State Police issued a notice Sunday urging the public to be on the lookout for a fugitive wanted for two homicides in Connecticut.Peter Manfredonia fled a homicide at 9 a.m. Friday on Mirtl Road in Willington, Connecticut, police said. He was wearing dark clothes and is armed and dangerous, police said.Connecticut State Police posted on Facebookon Sunday afternoon that a car linked to Manfredonia was found in New Jersey near the Pennsylvania border.Pennsylvania state police trooper David L. ...
Businesses hoping to reopen join run on PPE
Nikia Londy’s employees are afraid to come back to work.The owner of Intriguing Hair, a salon in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood, thought her stylists would be eager to return. But they don’t feel safe, she said.Like other states, Massachusetts has released standards businesses must follow to reopen after two months of quarantine. Among the dozens of requirements, every employee at salons and barbershops must wear face masks and eye protection. Faced with choosing vendors despite knowing little about the equipment, Londy is struggling to procure this safety gear before reopening Monday.“I don’...
San Jose could reap benefits of exodus from San Francisco, LA in wake of COVID-19, study says
SAN JOSE, Calif. — In the wake of a pandemic sweeping through many of the country’s most densely packed areas, analysts expect an exodus from cities in favor of car-friendly suburban areas.San Jose is among the cities best-positioned to reap the benefits of a post-coronavirus world, according to a new study from the data analytics firm Moody’s. Researchers looked at the top 100 metro areas in the U.S., favoring those with more educated — and spread-out — populations, to predict which cities would fare best and worst in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.San Jose was joined by a selection of ...
The Mercury News
14-day quarantine complicates tourist rentals
Ken Mason is in the ninth generation of his family to run the Seaside Inn in Kennebunk Beach, Maine. He’s worried he might be the last.What’s got him concerned are the COVID-19 rules that Maine and many other states have put in place requiring visitors from other states to quarantine for 14 days once they arrive. That won’t work for Mason. His average visitor stays three and a half days; that’s typical for tourist rentals. Mason is now limited to hosting only Maine residents or out-of-staters who agreed to quarantine for the two weeks.All over the country, states have instituted the two-week q...
'Lucky Grandma' review: Taking on the Chinese mob, with a cig and a sneer
An unusual, agreeable heist picture with just enough feeling behind the style to make it stick, “Lucky Grandma” rests almost wholly on the withering glances of Tsai Chin. Throughout co-writer and director Sasie Sealy’s feature debut, Chin, now 86, stares down everyone — from adorable grandson to threatening Chinatown gangster – with a look that says: Whatever I’m about to say or do, I’ve earned it. Oftentimes the glowering Chin, cigarette dangling, stares down the camera, i.e., the audience. You wonder if the camera is going to flinch.Now 86, Chin may be best-known to American audiences for “T...
Staffing nursing homes was hard before the pandemic. Now it's even tougher
Residents have fallen ill with the new coronavirus in both the Worcester, Mass., nursing homes where Kwaku Tsibo Bondah works. Protective equipment is in short supply, he said, and many of his colleagues have tested positive or are calling in sick because they’re afraid to come to work.“It’s really challenging … everybody is in a state of anxiety,” said Bondah, a licensed practical nurse. “Because you are going into a room with someone who has COVID-19 there.”Many nursing homes and assisted living facilities were short-staffed before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now it’s even harder to recrui...