'Sheriff, hurry up please.' Disabled man battles intruder as cops wait down the street
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — He had just stepped from the shower and was settling in for the night when he caught a glimpse of a figure outside his window.Seventy-year-old Bill Norkunas, a childhood polio survivor, headed over to the light and flicked it on hoping to scare away whoever was there. Instead, the light was a beacon drawing a young man to his front door, a door made of glass.And then for the next 15 minutes, Norkunas stood there, barefoot and unclothed, with his crutches, on one side of the glass pane trying to steady a gun in his trembling hand while the stranger stood on the other sid...
Ravens’ Lamar Jackson Tests Positive For COVID-19, Will Likely Miss Next 2 Games
Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will most likely miss out on the next two games because of being in self-quarantine.The Baltimore Ravens quarterback was one of at least a dozen team members who have tested positive. On Thursday, there were four players and a staff member who tested positive.Earlier this week, the team had issued disciplinary action to a strengthening and conditioning coach for failing to report symptoms and for not consistently wearing a mask.Baltimore was originally scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving, but because of the recent outbrea...
My Chemical Romance Reschedule Concert Dates To 2021 [Dates, Deals & Ticket Info]
My Chemical Romance has rescheduled their 2020 tour dates to 2021 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.The rock band has scheduled the tour to begin in the U.K. on June 15 in St. Austell. They’re scheduled to play two shows in Europe: Italy on July 4 and Germany on July 6, before moving on to the North American leg of the tour starting in Philadelphia on September 8. The final stop on the tour is set for Inglewood, California, where they are set to play four shows October 11-17.GET MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE TICKETS HERE!They are still set to appear at several rescheduled festivals including Riot Fest in Chi...
Chicago pilot plan for emergency mental health responses does not include police
CHICAGO — City officials said have revised their plans for a new citywide response on emergency mental health calls to include nonpolice responder teams, an idea pushed hard for several months by activists and community leaders.The plan for the so-called mobile crisis teams of clinicians and paramedics — without police — will now be part of a $1.7 million alternate response pilot to launch next year under the newly approved city of Chicago budget, city officials told the Tribune.Activists, however, expressed immediate skepticism about how well thought out the plan is, and how committed officia...
NRA Says CEO Wayne LaPierre Abused Of Benefits In Tax Filing
The National Rifle Association (NRA) said that it has become aware of a “significant diversion of its assets” in a 2019 990-tax form. This public filing lists organization assets and liabilities on one of its first pages and breaks down employee compensation later in the document.The nonprofit tax-exempt organization’s 2019 filing states that CEO Wayne LaPierre and five former executives received “excess benefits.” The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses the term to describe nonprofit entity’s executives use an internal business organization funds to enrich themselves. “The National Rifle Asso...
Missouri throttles Vanderbilt, 41-0, in game with historic first
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Vanderbilt made college football history Saturday, while the Missouri Tigers kept chugging along under Eli Drinkwitz with another impressive victory, beating the Commodores, 41-0, at Memorial Stadium to secure their first winning record under Drinkwitz.With another defensive masterpiece, the Tigers improved to 4-3 heading into next week’s visit from Arkansas and former head coach Barry Odom, now the Razorbacks’ defensive coordinator.MU’s defense is doing just fine these days and played spoiler Saturday, keeping the Commodores out of field-goal range all day long. Fans tuning in...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
After three disastrous seasons, Lions fire GM Bob Quinn, coach Matt Patricia
DETROIT — The hiring of Matt Patricia was supposed to get the Lions off the hamster wheel of mediocrity and elevate the team to a perennial contender. Instead, it proved to be a disastrous marriage that has sent the franchise tumbling back to its all-to-familiar residence at the bottom of the NFL standings.On Saturday, the Lions finally pulled the plug, firing Patricia along with the man who hired him, general manager Bob Quinn.Any honest reflection will tell you Patricia’s tenure couldn’t have gone much worse. From the nationally televised blowout at the hands of the equally woeful New York J...
The Detroit News
Western states call for massive rent relief — and political wins
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The best hope for swift pandemic aid to struggling California tenants and landlords might come from Georgia.State lawmakers from California and three other Western states this week are urging their congressional delegations to step up with $100 billion for rent relief — an achievable goal, they believe, if Democrats win two seats in U.S. Senate elections in Georgia, seize control of the upper chamber, and push a significant stimulus bill through Congress.Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, chair of the housing and community development committee, said the federal aid...
The Mercury News
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against Jets
The Miami Dolphins called on Ryan Fitzpatrick to lead the hurry-up offense in the closing minutes of last week’s 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos, hoping the veteran quarterback had a little Fitzmagic left in his tank.With Tua Tagovailoa suffering a thumb injury on his throwing hand during practice this week, the Dolphins (6-4) will turn to Fitzpatrick once again for Sunday’s 1 p.m. road game against the New York Jets (0-10) — one of his former teams.Tagovailoa, the former Alabama star whom the Dolphins drafted No. 5, was downgraded to doubtful on Saturday, likely because the thumb injury he s...
UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich and Manchester City Reach Round Of 16
On Wednesday night, Bayern Munich and Manchester City both advanced to the round of 16 of the Champions League.Manchester City defeated Olympiacos after Phil Foden scored in the first half of the game. Bayern Munich defeated RB Salzburg, 3-1. Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scored in the first half. In the second half, Bayern’s Kingsley Coman scored and then Marc Roca was sent off after receiving a second yellow card. Shortly after Roca’s dismissal, Bayern’s Leroy Sane scored the third goal. Afterwards, Salzburg’s Mergim Berisha scored his side’s only goal. Real Madrid defeated Inter Milan,...