Small ‘army’ of volunteers providing Meals on Wings to those in need
Many have called Meals On Wheels for help, but the need is far too great. Some are placed on a waiting list, but that "gap" has been filled for the last four years by Meals On Wings, a program staffed by students and employees at the University of North Florida.
Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway in St. Augustine
The SEA Community Center and We Feed, Inc. partnered for the Annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway. The event was organized to help families in need as the holiday season revs up. They give away free turkeys, free chef prepared meals, produce and hygiene products. With live music to make it a festive affair, families and friends came out to receive and support. Tyrone Bennett owns the Heart and Soul Food Truck and has made it his mission to give back to the St. Augustine community any way he can.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises nearly $300K to find a cure, provide support
Hundreds came out Saturday to the University of North Florida for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which has raised nearly $300,000 to help find a cure and provide support services to those impacted by the disease.
5 local schools awarded grants for water resource education projects
Five Northeast Florida schools were recognized recently with grant money from the St. Johns River Water Management District to support teachers’ efforts to educate students about the importance of Florida’s freshwater and estuarine systems.
3 Asian locations named must-visit travel destinations for 2023 by National Geographic
Three Asian countries have made it into the list of National Geographic’s breathtaking places to visit in 2023. The 25 locations, chosen for their "wonder, rewarding to travelers of all ages, and supportive of local communities and ecosystems," are framed under the five categories of Community, Nature, Culture, Family and Adventure. The first Asian location mentioned in the National Geographic list is Laos, a country in Southeast Asia known for its amazing views and unexplored lands.news.yahoo.com
‘We all have challenges in life’: Fernandina football player born without lower part of arm adapts, overcomes
Nolan Blackard, a junior right tackle for the Fernandina Beach Pirates, was born without the lower part of his left arm and wears a prosthetic most days. On the football field, he leaves it behind.
Alexi Giannoulias backed by retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and supporters of Ald. Pat Dowell in bid for secretary of state
Alexi Giannoulias picks up endorsements in his bid for secretary of state from retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and supporters of alderman and former secretary of state candidate Pat Dowell.chicagotribune.com
Legislation would require utilities to start replacing toxic lead pipes throughout the state — except for in Chicago
At the behest of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, state lawmakers are allowing Chicago to continue leaving the dangerous pipes in the ground as crews wrap up a decadelong overhaul of the city’s aging distribution system.chicagotribune.com
Lake Villa man arrested with almost 3 kilos of cocaine and handgun, officials say
Anthony L. Brown, 38, was charged with the manufacture and delivery of more than 900 grams of cocaine, unlawful possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine, and being a felon in possession of a handgun, according to a news release.chicagotribune.com
Chicago lags far behind other cities in getting rid of brain-damaging lead pipes. Even if Biden’s $45 billion replacement plan passes, city ‘is ground zero for this problem’
City officials estimated it will cost $27,000 to replace each of the 650 lead service lines they plan to dig out of the ground this year, far more than other cities have paid.chicagotribune.com
Illinois legislators consider following Cook County in making Juneteenth an official holiday
“We grow up in the Black community not knowing our history, not knowing who we are,” she said. “It’s so important to teach young kids because we’re not taught to self-love. There’s no self-confidence or self-image because you open up books and you never see positive images of Black people.”chicagotribune.com
Top cop: ‘Dedicated and decorated’ Chicago police officer dies by suicide on Far Southwest Side
“I know the CPD community is mourning, and that grief is deep and long-lasting. I know that it’s hard to take care of yourself and to reach out,” Brown said. “I also know that we need to do more to support each other — and we will.’'chicagotribune.com
As COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Chicago’s hard-hit Latino communities, hope is revived but outreach to Spanish-speakers and skeptics still needed
“It’s heartwarming to be able to help and I’m glad that my community is finally getting what they need, but there’s gotta be a different way to reach them and make it easier for them to access these vaccines,” he said. “Not only to facilitate access but to also help them feel more comfortable getting it. There is so much misinformation out there.”chicagotribune.com
United States Files False Claims Act Complaint against Community Health Network
The United States has filed a complaint against Community Health Network Inc. (Community) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Department of Justice announced today. The Act permits the United States to intervene and take over the lawsuit, as it has done here in part. The case is captioned United States and the State of Indiana ex rel. Thomas Fischer v. Community Health Network, Inc., et al. The claims in which the United States has intervened are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability.justice.gov
6/08: Holes exposed in TSA terror watch list; Community demands firing of cop in Texas pool party incident
A new report found that the TSA doesn't have access to terrorist watch list data that would have flagged 73 airport workers; McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt was suspended after video was released showing his rough response to a disturbance at a Texas pool party.cbsnews.com