Bride surprises grandmother with Alzheimer's
A bride named Laura went to her grandmother's senior living facility on her wedding day – to surprise her grandmother in her gown. She said her grandmother is 84 years old, has Alzhimer's and was recently sick, so she couldn't attend the wedding in person. But she visits her every day, so of course she had to go see her on her wedding day.news.yahoo.com
Sarah Everard killing and London police handling of demonstrations against violence targeting women sparks growing backlash
London - Protests against gender-based violence continued Monday in London, as hundreds marched from outside Parliament around the city shouting "Sisters united will never be defeated" and "Justice for Sarah." "We don't just want overpolicing and more police officers who abuse their powers towards women, we want actual action," said Jennifer, 25. "We want money spent on women's services, we want there to be a cultural change that protects women and fights against misogyny and violence." The man accused of killing Everard is a police officer who had been reported for indecent exposure just days before Everard's death. That didn't stop hundreds of people, mainly women, from showing up at a park near where Everard was last seen in south London.cbsnews.com
Police investigation blocks some Downtown Jacksonville streets
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Some Downtown Jacksonville streets were closed off by officers with the Sheriff’s Office on Thursday night due to an investigation. The streets included Forsyth and Adams streets from Hogan to Laura streets. A photo from a viewer appeared to show JSO’s defusal robot and some packages near a parking meter outside Gili’s Kitchen, which is on Adams Street. A viewer just sent me this picture of what appears to be a member of JSO’s bomb squad near a parking meter. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/QNDlZuhdpf — Corley Peel (@WJXT_CorleyPeel) February 26, 2021Shortly before 10:30 p.m., police told News4Jax the packages were safe and that there was no threat to the public.
Readout of Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall from the Funeral of FBI Special Ag
Acting United States Attorney General Monty Wilkinson, FBI Director Christopher Wray and President Joe Biden’s Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall led a United States Government delegation to Fort Lauderdale, Florida today that attended the funeral service for fallen FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger. Special Agent Schwartzenberger was killed in the line of duty along with FBI Special Agent Daniel Alfin on Tuesday, while executing a search warrant investigating violent crimes against children in Sunrise, Florida. Four other FBI Special Agents were wounded during the incident. "During her 15 years as an FBI Special Agent, Laura Schwartzenberger was selfless, tireless, brave and committed to protecting some of society's most vulnerable: its children," said Acting Attorney General Wilkinson. “FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger was an American hero who dedicated her life to keeping our country, our citizens and especially our children safe,” said Dr Sherwood-Randall Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.justice.gov
Florida: Slain FBI agent remembered for protecting children
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A slain FBI agent was remembered for her strength, infectious laugh, love of family and commitment to protecting children during a memorial service Saturday. Agents Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, and Daniel Alfin, 36, were gunned down Tuesday while serving a search warrant at the Broward County home of a child pornography suspect. The service for Schwartzenberger was held at the Miami Dolphins' football stadium. It's a job with high stress, high emotional toll and high burnout,” Wray said of the agent, who was originally from Pueblo, Colorado. “During her 15 years as an FBI Special Agent, Laura Schwartzenberger was selfless, tireless, brave and committed to protecting some of society’s most vulnerable: its children,” Wilkinson said in statement.
As the virus resurges, mental health woes batter France
Lockdowns that France has used to fight the coronavirus have come at considerable cost to mental health. Behind her, the psychiatric emergency ward's heavy double doors — openable only with a staff member's key — thud shut. She is unnerved that she is starting to obsess about knives, fearful that her mental health might be collapsing. But the costs to mental health have been considerable. The pandemic has also had other mental health repercussions that are less evident but no less devastating.
Last gasp of summertime heat for Jacksonville
JACSKONVILLE, Fla. – Zeta was one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the United States so late in the year. Not since the Halloween Hurricane of 1899 has a hurricane hit so hard, back then it was the South Carolina Coast with winds of 110 mph. That means possible record breaking afternoon temperatures, reaching around 90° and feel-like temperatures around 95°. Then, on the backside of Zeta, which, by Friday morning, will be way off the Coast of the Del-Mar-Va, cool-dry air will be pushed into Jacksonville. Sunrise temperatures will be in the 50s (just barely back to normal, normal sunrise temperature is about 56°).
Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim
Zeta, the 27th named storm of a very busy Atlantic hurricane season, was a hurricane when it began raking across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula early Tuesday. It emerged in the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm but was expected to regain hurricane strength before landfall south of New Orleans on Wednesday evening. A hurricane warning stretched from the central Louisiana coast to the Alabama state line. Officials in two Mexican states hit by Zeta reported power outages and damage caused by downed trees, but no deaths. The extraordinarily busy hurricane season has focused attention on the role of climate change, which scientists say is causing wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.
The moisture field from Laura is about to sweep across Jacksonville this weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Once a powerful Category 4 hurricane, Laura has faded into an area of downpours. This tail of extremely tropical air, full of moisture, will be sweeping eastward towards Jacksonville. Clouds once again we will have the potential for very heavy downpours. Early next week, heavy storms will be possible on Monday and Tuesday, then we should briefly dry out going into the weekend. Saturday storms returnMore storms on Sunday too!
Teen dies from fallen tree caused by Hurricane Laura
John Bel Edwards said he’s received report of the first fatality from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana, a 14-year-old girl who died when a tree fell on her home in Leesburg. The governors of Louisiana and Texas say search and rescue teams are still looking, but they've found no reports so far of widespread fatalities. Greg Abbott is crediting the evacuations of thousands of people for preventing deaths in Texas. RELATED | The Latest: Laura’s feared eye destroyed homes in LouisianaBoth governors say the storm surge appears to have been not as bad as they feared. Abbott said the hurricane’s storm surge hit the east Texas communities of Port Arthur, Beaumont and Orange “pretty hard” overnight and the eye of the hurricane has continued to move about 100 miles north along the Texas-Louisiana state line.
Laura thrashes Louisiana, nearby states face tornado threats
“It is clear that we did not sustain and suffer the absolute, catastrophic damage that we thought was likely," Louisiana Gov. He called Laura the most powerful hurricane to strike Louisiana, meaning it surpassed even Katrina, which was a Category 3 storm when it hit in 2005. The storm toppled trees and damaged structures as far north as central Arkansas. The storm crashed ashore in low-lying Louisiana and clobbered Lake Charles, an industrial and casino city of 80,000 people. Bucky Millet, 78, of Lake Arthur, Louisiana, considered evacuating but decided to ride out the storm with family due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Umbrella afternoons return to Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. All of the super humid/tropical air surrounding Laura, extended from the Caribbean Sea to Jacksonville all the way to Texas. An amazing large region of deep tropical moisture that left us with afternoon feel-like temperatures >105 the past 4 days. Winds above us are now shifting as the leftovers of Laura are moving well north of Jacksonville. Additionally, the southwesterly winds will push whatever afternoon and evening storms all the way to area beaches. Make sure you have your umbrella with you starting around 2 pm each day through the weekend.
And now for something different, Jacksonville dries out, slightly
Keep the umbrella nearby, as the subtle pattern shift we talked about last week is continuing into this week. For us in Jacksonville, that high pressure will dry us out, but allow for the deep and intense tropical humidities to make feel-like temperatures each afternoon close to 105. There will also be almost no relief during the evening hours as temperatures each night will only cool to around 80. That means feel-like sunrise temperatures will be around 90. The evening storms will being overnight lows back down into the 70s.
Florida Division of Emergency Management sends shelter experts to Mississippi
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Three Florida emergency management staff members have been sent to Mississippi to help set up shelters that comply with coronavirus health regulations, as the region experienced Tropical Storm Marco on Monday and awaits Hurricane Laura. The Florida Division of Emergency Management said in a tweet that the assistance returns help provided during Hurricane Michael in 2018 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. The Division is happy to return the favor and values continued partnerships between state emergency response teams. https://t.co/ywnSyzsxze FL Division of Emergency Management (@FLSERT) August 25, 2020Division spokesman Jason Mahon said the people deployed have expertise in planning and sheltering. pic.twitter.com/d1TvAY05rv FL Division of Emergency Management (@FLSERT) August 24, 2020Gov.
Storm Marco closes in on Louisiana as Laura buffets Cuba
Workers for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West, close floodgates in Harvey, La., just outside New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in advance of Tropical Storm Marco, expected to come near the Southern Louisiana coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)PORT-AU-PRINCE Tropical Storm Marco was falling apart Monday but setting a messy stage for the arrival of Laura as a potentially supercharged Category 3 hurricane along the U.S. Gulf Coast. August Creppel, Chief of the United Houma Nation, was concerned about the groups 17,000 members, spread out over six parishes along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. McNoldy said he expects the storm to reach major hurricane status of at least 111 mph. For the residents of the Louisiana coast, theyre certainly lucky that Marco is not worse than it is, McNoldy said.
As 2 storms menace Gulf Coast, residents brace for deluge
Forecasters raised the ominous possibility that warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico could super-charge Laura into a powerful hurricane. Laura's center was remaining just off Cuba's shore, and was not expected to weaken over land before entering the gulf. That's a recipe for damaging, hurricane-force winds of more than 110 mph (177 kph) as Laura approaches the U.S. coast, forecasters said. Rain bands from both storms could bring a combined total of 2 feet (0.6 meters) of rain to parts of Louisiana and several feet of potentially deadly storm surge, forecasters said. Basically that would be 10-feet plus along the southwest Louisiana coast line in a reasonable worst-case scenario, Schott said.
Laura and Marco building in the tropics - Hurricane material???
2020 - The year of impossibilitiesIncluding the current hurricane season, where we have had 11 named storms, 2 hurricanes. The current seasonal estimate by Colorado State is for 25 named storms, thats 14 more! Worse, is that they are still expecting 4-6 major hurricanes. The season is likely to be one of the most active and possibly severe/damaging we have seen since 2017 with Irma, Maria and Harvey. Those three major hurricanes caused a combined $300 Billion in damage and thousands of deaths (both directly and indirectly).
Family Shocked After Learning Baby They Planned to Adopt Was Made Up by Birth Mom
Laura and Matt Trayte were looking to adopt a child and add a sibling for their son. Jones' said "Birth Mom Strong" and Laura's read "Adoptive Mom Strong. But then they started receiving text messages from Jones saying that the baby was coming and she was pushing. She's not even pregnant," Laura recalled. They should also acquire proof of pregnancy from the birth mother's doctor, do a background check on the birth mom and explore social media groups that discuss adoption scams.
'90 Day Fiance: The Other Way' Stars Laura and Aladin Jallali Split Following Reunion
Laura and Aladin Jallali, two stars of the first season of 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, have gone their separate ways. I love Aladin and I thought he truly loved me." But I wish her no harm and wish her good luck with her future men," Aladin wrote. For more 90 Day Fiance news, check out the video below. '90 Day Fiance' Star Darcey Silva Hints She and Tom Brooks Have Called it Quits (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:'90 Day Fiance' Stars David and Annie Share How They Beat the Odds to Make Their Marriage Work (Exclusive)'90 Day Fiance' Star Darcey Silva Hints Shes No Longer With Tom Brooks (Exclusive)'90 Day Fiance' Season 7: The New Couples Face Prostitution Accusations and More!
Jiu-jitsu community comes together to mourn coach
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A well-known aerial athlete coach in St. Augustine died recently, and now members of the close-knit community are coming together to raise money in order to keep her dream and teachings alive. Dozens turned out Saturday to mourn Laura Cardella and work to raise money to help keep the gym open so her husband can keep mentoring young students in her memory. Her work in the St. Augustine community and beyond will forever be remembered, especially by the students she taught to express themselves through aerial athletics. She said the academy is a staple in the St. Augustine community and no one wants to see it go away. Friends say what's more tragic is that Laura Cardella died on the couple's anniversary.