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    NORTH LAWNDALE — Chicago Park District officials are trying to create a better process for changing park names after the recent push to rename Douglas Park to honor abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Park District Board of Commissioners is trying to better spell out how community members can propose removing the name of a historical figure...
    The Pioneer Press’ David Orrick and Forum News Service’s Dana Ferguson write: “In a surprise maneuver Tuesday, Minnesota Senate Republicans ousted Gov. Tim Walz’s labor commissioner, an eye-popping flexing of partisan muscle that drew bitter rebukes from leading Democrats who accused Republicans of a political “ambush” on an integral figure protecting workers during the pandemic....
    QUEENS (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man behind a brutal attack and attempted rape in Queens.They released a sketch of the man they are looking for overnight.It happened on July 26 at around 9 p.m.Police say he approached a 35-year-old woman near Kissena Park and asked her several times in Mandarin to be...
    A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbing the 13-year-old son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller two days earlier near Central Park, sources said. The suspected thief was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property stemming from the robbery outside a building on Central Park West near West 91st Street...
    Ever notice how those in St. Paul who repeatedly harp about “white privilege” on social media and during various political campaigns have no problem enjoying the benefits of that privilege every day? They voice “grave concern” for the historic inequities that continue to impact people of color, plant “Black Lives Matter” signs in their yards,...
    A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbing the 13-year-old son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller two days earlier close to Central Park, sources mentioned. The suspected thief was additionally charged with felony possession of stolen property stemming from the theft exterior a constructing on Central Park West close to West...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley previews the Alexandria Drive-In If you missed the Wolf Trap drive-in movie series last week, don’t worry your quarantined heart. There’s a new drive-in series coming to Northern Virginia. Behold, the Alexandria Drive-In presented by ALX Community and The Garden. “Our members and neighbors...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Since shutting down, the Park Hill Golf Club has, for the most part, remained vacant. It was often used as a community center when needed, and local activist Jason McBride says that time is now. (credit: CBS) “We want to give them a place where they can come in, get that help...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The National Weather Service has now confirmed a dozen tornadoes – 11 in northern Illinois and in one in southern Wisconsin – that resulted from the derecho that blasted through the area on Monday afternoon. The tornado that hit Rogers Park had the highest wind speed. CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist...
    A six-year-old boy came close to drowning in a lake after he ended up getting tangled in a rope swing that left him hanging upside down.   The youngster was enjoying himself at Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland, west of Baltimore, when he somehow flipped 180 degrees leaving him dangling with his head in the water. Just...
    SAN ANTONIO – Morgan’s Wonderland, an amusement park for individuals with mental and physical disabilities, is not letting the current health crisis stop them from delivering joy to families this summer. Last week, the park kicked off its newest program, “Delivering Joy,” which acts as a sort of live-telegram service for park participants that aims...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Not much gets to Shannon Grendahl. Not even a near-death experience that feels like one in a million. “I just go about my life the way it was, you know what I mean?” Grendahl said. “My friends were there looking at me and said, ‘You just got shot in the head.’ And...
    One of three men suspected of robbing a sports gambler returning to home in Keyport with a "large sum" of cash winnings has been arrested, authorities said. Telquan Adams, 26, of Neptune Township has been charged with robbery, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. If convicted, Adams faces up to 10 years in state prison,...
    Q: I have noticed a large increase in the number of package delivery trucks pulling over into oncoming traffic and then either parking or double-parking facing oncoming traffic. The offenders are Amazon, UPS, FedEx, some white unmarked trucks or vans, occasionally a moving truck, and pickups (for plumbers, electricians, etc.) on the side against the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a 28-year-old Plymouth man suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 394 in St. Louis Park. (credit: MnDOT) It happened just before 3 p.m. on eastbound I-394 at Xenia Avenue. A Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Phillip Adams veered across all lanes and went up...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A total of 11 tornadoes touched down across the greater Chicago area Monday afternoon during a rare severe weather event known as a derecho, the National Weather Service confirmed.That includes eight tornadoes in northern Illinois and one in southern Wisconsin. National Weather Service surveyors plan to assess more storm damage Wednesday to...
    A group of “young women” dedicated to promoting exercise among elderly women and who due to the pandemic have had to reinvent themselves to continue with their training. This group has been meeting in a park for the last 10 years, and with the pandemic the park is now partially closed, but that has...
    (CNN)A Florida park named after a police chief who once threw Jackie Robinson out of a game to uphold segregation has been renamed. Roy G. Williams was the police chief in Sanford, Florida, from the 1920s through the 1960s. On Monday, the city commission passed a resolution renaming Roy G. Williams Park as "Elliott Avenue...
    A teenage employee at a Sesame Street-inspired theme park underwent surgery for injuries he sustained during an assault related to the park’s mask policy, police said. The alleged beating occurred at about 5 p.m. on Sunday at Pennsylvania’s Sesame Place amusement park. Police said the 17-year-old employee had approached a couple to remind them...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A West Side alderman responded to a businessman who says Chicago police did not answer calls to stop looters from ransacking his store Monday.To protect businesses from looters, a long strip of Madison Street on the city's West Side remained closed Wednesday, with a visible police presence, but the owner of one...
    A Disney cast member welcomes guests to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort on July 11, 2020.(Photo by Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images) Actors who had objected to Walt Disney's proposed coronavirus safeguards at the Walt Disney World theme park have reached an agreement to return to work, according to...
    Meg Moorhouse was recently enjoying her daily homemade cocktails in Prospect Park when the unthinkable happened: She ran out of alcohol. The 42-year-old designer and restaurant-industry veteran was about to pack it up when, like a mirage, there stood a guy with a cooler. “It was full of what looked like nutcrackers,” she said, referring...
    BOSTON (CBS) – People enjoying The Boston Public Garden say the lagoon in the center looks a lot different compared to years past. “The water itself just a little bit too much algae and filth,” said Frank Sorz. It’s not hard to find trash, debris and even dead animals in and around the murky water....
    Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is, unfortunately, back in the news after harassing park employees who were trying to enforce a social distancing policy. Hide Since reopening on August 8, the Barton Creek greenbelt has required that people who want to visit the popular Austin park from Thursday to Sunday each week make a reservation,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Residents of homeless encampments in three Minneapolis parks have been told this week to leave immediately, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The parks were singled out due to crime, and because they weren’t among those granted temporary encampment permits. READ MORE: MPRB Seeks Local, State-Level Support As Homeless Encampments...
    DENVER (CBS4)– A summer tradition has returned to Denver’s Civic Center Park, with some changes. Civic Center Eats is serving food and fun once again. (credit: CBS) There are some changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Civic Center Eats area is roped off with one entrance and one exit. There’s also an area...
    ECHO PARK (CBSLA) — A family is seeking the public’s help in locating a critical missing man last seen in the Echo Park area. 76-year-old Rodolfo “Rudy” Correa was last seen on the 1800 block of Lucretia Avenue. According to family, 76-year-old Rodolfo “Rudy” Correa, who suffers from dementia, was last seen on August 11...
    After more than a decade of fundraising for parks projects throughout Minnesota’s capital city, the St. Paul Parks Conservancy has hired its first executive director. C. Michael-jon Pease, the recent executive director of the Park Square Theatre, will join the conservancy in September. He previously worked with the arts community in Lanesboro, Minn., as the...
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police are charging a Stamford man with assault and a hate crime for attacking another city resident in a park where protesters camped for a week demanding changes in the city's police department. Andre Futrell, 34, was at the camp of protesters in the evening on July 15, and was charged...
    LOCHEARN, Md. (WJZ) — Nearly six decades after Gwynn Oak Park became Maryland’s first amusement park to desegregate, a virtual discussion dove into the movement’s history and its parallels with modern times. Program leaders said Wednesday’s discussion was aimed at providing insight on what’s happening in today’s world by connecting it with historical context. For...
    (CNN)A teen working at a children's theme park in Pennsylvania was punched in the face for enforcing the park's face mask policy, police say.The 17-year-old employee was "aggressively punched by both a female and a male," on Sunday at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, according to Middletown Township Police Lieutenant Stephen Forman. The park is...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis and the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles Wednesday opened a COVID-19 testing site in the MacArthur Park area. The free testing site, located inside the Mexican Consulate, comes as data continues to show communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “Expanding...
    Getty Alex Jones InfoWars host Alex Jones yelled at park employees in Austin, saying they were using the “COVID hoax” to charge money to enter parks. Jones’ name became a top-trending Twitter topic on Wednesday as discussed the video, which originally started to circulate on Monday. “Now you guys use your COVID hoax...
    LANGHORNE, Pa. (CBS) – After CBS3 reported on a Sesame Place employee who was brutally attacked Sunday after reminding a couple to wear their masks, the community reacted strongly online. Many say they are horrified anyone could hurt the 17-year-old just doing his job, especially at a theme park for kids. Police say, earlier in...
    HYDE PARK — With Chicago Public Schools starting the school year completely online, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club will replicate the school environment with an on-site “learning hub.” Students from kindergarten through eighth grade will learn in socially distanced groups of ten, where a teacher and an aide will help kids with their virtual learning...
    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that there has been an uptick of positive coronavirus cases in on Brooklyn neighborhood, prompting the launch of expanded testing.The uptick of 228 cases over the past two weeks in Sunset Park was found by doing hyper-local testing through the Test & Trace Corps."We now...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says officials will be door-knocking or phoning every single one of the 38,000 households in a Brooklyn neighborhood after a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases.  De Blasio said on Wednesday that officials would be targeting Sunset Park after 228 positive cases were discovered from 3,300 tests in the past two...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City COVID-19 cases are on the rise in one Brooklyn neighborhood, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday the city will expand testing there to help stop the spread before it gets out of hand. De Blasio...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police are investigating two separate stabbing incidents that happened in or near Loring Park area Wednesday morning. Police spokesperson John Elder says investigators are looking into a possible stabbing in the area of the park’s basketball courts. They’re also looking into a stabbing incident by Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Investigators...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Producers of maple syrup, a major agricultural product in northern U.S. states, are now eligible for financial relief to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Maple syrup is an economic driver in states such as Vermont, New York and Maine, which are the top three producers in the U.S....
    With Jurassic Park now on Netflix and playing at drive-in theaters across America, there was no better time to look back at Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic, which has become unexpectedly timely. “i owe the Jurassic Park franchise an apology,” Twitter user @Relentlessbored wrote in a viral tweet in April, “it is in fact very realistic...
    The collapse of a stretch of a small road in Manassas Park, Virginia, has led to the stranding of approximately 400 residents. Nobody was injured, but a vehicle was swept away when heavy rains caused an aging steel culvert running across Moseby Drive to fail. A vehicle that was parked on the road was washed...
    Sunset Park in Brooklyn is seeing an “uptick” in coronavirus cases — with 228 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. The mayor said the pocket of positive cases was found through “hyperlocal testing” by the city’s Test and Trace Corps. “It’s over a very limited...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is bringing its hyper-local coronavirus testing approach to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city’s test and trace program identified an uptick in cases there. He urged everyone to get tested. “We now have a warning light. We have a sign there’s something going on...
    Hundreds of people in a neighborhood in Northern Virginia are stranded on Wednesday after drenching storms caused flash flooding, triggering a large sinkhole. The damage was reported around 4:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Mosby Court in Manassas Park, located about 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. "Due to the torrential rains that passed...
    UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — There is an update regarding the Upper Darby trash collection. Township officials say any trash that hasn’t already been picked up over the last two days will be picked up at some point on Wednesday. Upper Darby’s Mayor says their temporary staff is focused on hauling away household trash first....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that there has been an uptick of positive coronavirus cases in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He said the uptick of 228 cases was found by doing hyper-local testing through the Test & Trace Corps. "We now have a warning light," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The city...