Nearly 100 firefighters called to 4-alarm fire at Northside apartment complex; dozens of people displaced
While multiple Northeast Florida areas were experiencing flooding as Nicole battered the state, a fire broke out Thursday at an apartment complex on Jacksonville’s Northside, displacing dozens of people, officials said.
Crashes cause headaches around Jacksonville as Nicole floods Southbank Riverwalk
Duval County will remain under a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Nicole impacts the city, Mayor Lenny Curry announced joined by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and other city officials in a news conference on Thursday.
Flagler County orders evacuations along coast & A1A in preparation for Nicole
Flagler County announced that evacuation orders are effective at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for residents and visitors in Zone A, the barrier island from Flagler Beach to Marineland, as well as mobile homes and RVs countywide, because of Tropical Storm Nicole.
Florida woman who pepper-sprayed Asian women in NYC indicted on hate crime charges
The Florida woman accused of pepper-spraying a group of Asian women in New York City last month was indicted on hate crime charges. Madeline Barker, the 47-year-old woman who was accused of hurling xenophobic comments and pepper-spraying four Asian women in Chelsea on June 11, was indicted on 12 hate crime charges on Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court. The Merritt Island resident, who admitted to being the woman involved in the incident, was previously arrested and arraigned on eight hate crime charges last month.news.yahoo.com
Florida woman charged with hate crimes, held on $20,000 bail for anti-Asian pepper spray attack
A woman accused of pepper-spraying four Asian women in New York City’s Meatpacking District earlier this month has been arrested and charged with hate crimes. Madeline Barker, 47, was charged on Saturday with assault as a hate crime, attempted assault as a hate crime and harassment as a hate crime for the June 11 incident at the intersection of 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in Chelsea. One of the victims, identified as Nicole, told NextShark that it all started when her group of friends — who were walking around the area — stopped behind a rock to decide where they would head next.news.yahoo.com
NYPD looking for woman seen in video pepper-spraying four Asian women in broad daylight
The New York City Police Department is looking for a woman who assaulted four Asian women with pepper spray in a broad daylight attack in the Meatpacking District on Saturday. One of the women, identified as Nicole, told NextShark that the attack occurred at around 6:03 p.m. EST. Nicole and her three friends were walking around the area, which was crowded due to a flower installation, when they crossed the street near West 13th and 9th Ave. The group briefly stopped behind a rock to decide where they would head next when a stranger, who happened to be sitting on one of the rocks with her back facing the group, suddenly turned and allegedly antagonized them.news.yahoo.com
NXIVM Sex Cult Survivors Worry Allison Mack Is Getting Off Easy
Drew Angerer/GettyFor years, prosecutors say former Smallville actress Allison Mack served as NXIVM founder Keith Raniere’s second in command, dutifully recruiting women into a separate sect within the shadowy organization in upstate New York for the self-help guru’s own sexual gratification.The 39-year-old was arrested in 2018 with Raniere and other top members of the group that preached personal growth through sacrifice. But even as she pleaded guilty to several charges a year later, she claimnews.yahoo.com
Big weddings are back on from June 21, Boris Johnson to announce
The Prime Minister is poised to announce that big weddings will be allowed to take place from June 21, The Telegraph has learned, despite it emerging that scientists urged the Government to “overreact” to the Indian variant. Boris Johnson vowed on Friday to give the public an update “by the end of the month” on the results of the review into relaxing social distancing rules, including the “one metre plus” and face mask regulations. He gave a strong hint that the fourth and final step in his roadmap out of restrictions, which is due to scrap the cap on attendees at weddings and other large-scale events, will go ahead as planned on June 21. “I am still seeing nothing in the data that leads me to think that we’re going to have to deviate from the roadmap,” he said, signalling his confidence that the Indian variant will not derail his blueprint. It came after he told Tory MPs privately on Wednesday that he was “hopeful” of abolishing the “one metre plus” rule next month too. Government sources told The Telegraph on Friday night they were confident large-scale weddings would be allowed from June 21, as long as the emerging data on the Indian variant did not take a stark turn for the worse. They said confidence about the safety of big weddings had grown in the wake of positive results from the Government’s large-scale events pilots – which saw just 15 people test positive for Covid-19 among 58,000 attendees. There is currently a limit of 30 attendees at weddings under government rules.news.yahoo.com
Michael Madigan resigns from Illinois House after being ousted as speaker, defends his legacy in face of ‘vicious attacks’
“The people of Illinois have much to be grateful for thanks to his dedicated public service, and the many sacrifices he and his family made to make a difference in our lives. I know how dearly he loves his wife Shirley, their children and grandchildren, and I hope that in this next chapter, his family can begin to make up for lost time,” Pritzker said.chicagotribune.com