Sheriff: Michigan lawmaker in jail had hidden handcuff key
A Michigan lawmaker ordered to jail in a drunken driving case is accused of taping a handcuff key to his foot. The key was discovered when state Rep. Jewell Jones, a Detroit-area Democrat, was placed in jail Tuesday for violating bond conditions, authorities said. "He truly believes that he doesn’t have to follow the judge’s orders, doesn’t have to follow rules,” said Livingston County Sheriff Michael Murphy, who runs the jail.news.yahoo.com
Viral Vegas: Deaths jump, tourism slumps amid long pandemic
A man walks in front of the Circus Circus hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 4, 2021. The toll of the coronavirus is reshaping Las Vegas almost a year after the pandemic took hold. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – Six weeks ago, thousands of New Year’s revelers gathered beneath the neon-lit marquees on the Las Vegas Strip — even though the big annual fireworks show was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The concern is that it spreads within our local population.”AdIn mid-January, more than half of the hospitals in and around Las Vegas reported being at least 90% full. “It’s nothing like I ever experienced in my nursing career,” said Dina Armstrong, a nurse at MountainView Hospital in northwest Las Vegas.
Days into 2021, Chicago carjacking numbers not slowing: Search our map to see where incidents took place
“The gangs are using these vehicles because they feel they can’t be traced,” South Chicago District Capt. Michael Murphy told the Tribune in early January. Murphy’s patrol district saw carjackings jump in 2020 to 97 from 36 the year before. “They can do their crimes, whether it be shootings or whatever it is, and then dump the car.”chicagotribune.com
Watch live: Pentagon officials hold Covid briefing as military struggles to contain outbreaks
WASHINGTON — Department of Defense officials are slated to address the spike in coronavirus cases within the U.S. military at a press briefing on Tuesday. In the past week, U.S. Defense officials recorded more than 1,300 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 among members of the armed forces. Nearly a quarter of the roughly 300 sailors stationed on guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy have tested positive for the virus.cnbc.com
UF students threaten impeachment for Trump Jr.'s visit
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Donald Trump isn't the only president facing an impeachment inquiry. Members of the university's student senate filed a resolution on Tuesday to impeach Student Body President Michael Murphy for malfeasance and abuse of power. RELATED: Donald Trump Jr.'s speaking event at UF sparks protestsStudent Body statutes forbid student money from being spent in support of or against a political party, according to the resolution. But emails obtained by The Independent Florida Alligator, the student newspaper, show a Trump re-election campaign official personally asked Murphy in September to bring Donald Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle to campus. The filing of the impeachment resolution in Gainesville, Florida comes within a day of the first public hearing on Wednesday of the Trump impeachment inquiry in Washington.