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Nearly 2-dozen more Michigan workplaces cited for COVID-19 safety violations — including a hospital

Nearly 2-dozen more Michigan workplaces cited for COVID-19 safety violations — including a hospital

(WWJ) While virus numbers are improving in Michigan, COVID-19 remains a concern... and inspectors are not letting safety violations slide.The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday announced it has cited nearly two dozen more workplaces in the state for allegedly failing to properly protect workers from the coronavirus.As the state continues to prioritize worker safety and health, MIOSHA announced said it inspected and issued virus emergency rule or general duty citations to 23 different businesses with violations such as a lack of health screenings, face...

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PETA billboard to honor cows killed after truck crash on I-94

PETA billboard to honor cows killed after truck crash on I-94

(WWJ) Some first responders said scene they witnessed was pretty tough to deal with, according to Michigan State Police.Now PETA is preparing to place a billboard near a crash site along I-94 in Detroit to honor the 18 cows shot dead after being .The planned sign will include an image of a cow, with the message: “See the Individual. Go Vegan.”According to MSP First Lt. Mike Shaw, speed was a factor in the crash that shut down the westbound I-94 ramp to southbound I-75 for 17 hours, early this week.Shaw told WWJ Newsradio 950 that some animals were killed in the crash while others were so...

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Michigan Rep. says it's time to fill restaurants to 50% capacity

Michigan Rep. says it's time to fill restaurants to 50% capacity

(WWJ) A Michigan legislator wants cash-strapped restaurants in the state to be allowed to double their current capacity to 50%, as coronavirus numbers improve.State Rep. Graham Filler, who has been touring restaurants and other establishments in Clinton County and southern Gratiot County, said he's supporting local businesses and the many people they employ while advocating for the safe transition to normal capacity limits.Filler, of DeWitt, continues to call for an increase to 50% capacity, which he said many experts believe can be safely implemented based on current health data.He said a...

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Police make arrest in Cliff House burglary of historic bathing suit, artwork

Police make arrest in Cliff House burglary of historic bathing suit, artwork

A San Francisco man has been arrested for breaking into the former Cliff House restaurant nearly a month after it closed and stealing historic memorabilia, .The unidentified man was taken into custody by U.S. Park Police in the city's Outer Richmond neighborhood on February 12, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Spokesman Julian Espinoza confirmed to KCBS Radio.Police said he stole a bathing suit with "Sutro Baths" written across the chest valued at $2,000, among other items like artwork and photographs. People would wear the suits when at the site, located along Lands End next to the...

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Queens GOP district leader arrested for role in Capitol riots

Queens GOP district leader arrested for role in Capitol riots

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A New York City man, who is a district leader for the Queens Republican Party, was arrested by FBI agents Tuesday for allegedly participating in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.Philip Grillo, 46, was arrested after two anonymous tipsters alerted authorities that they had spotted him on footage taken inside the Capitol building during the riots. At least one of the tipsters told authorities she was able to identify him because the two grew up together in Glen Oaks, Queens.“I saw him twice in CNN in two separate incidents,” the witness told the FBI.Grillo, who...

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Exclusive: Sources say Watson interested in Jets, Dolphins, Panthers

Exclusive: Sources say Watson interested in Jets, Dolphins, Panthers

It's been widely reported that Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston, despite signing a massive contract with the Texans late in 2020.The four-year contract, which locked Watson as the Texans starting quarterback through 2024, also included one additional component that has created quite a bit of drama for the Texans and their franchise QB: a no-trade clause that effectively creates a situation where Watson must approve any trade that the Texans wish to accept.Since the moment reports of Watson's trade request were confirmed by ESPN, speculation over which teams the 25-year-old would approve...

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Hospital patient stabs doctor in head, face, Philadelphia police say

Hospital patient stabs doctor in head, face, Philadelphia police say

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A doctor was stabbed by her patient while treating the individual at Pennsylvania Hospital on Tuesday, Philadelphia police say.Authorities say the doctor was stabbed multiple times in the face and head by the patient, but she is in stable condition.The incident occurred just before 3 p.m. at the hospital, located at Eighth and Spruce streets.A hospital spokesperson added in a statement: "Swift action by hospital staff ensured that the physician received immediate care, and they are in stable condition. There was no danger at any time to other patients or staff...

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How the Patriots changed Super Bowl introductions forever

How the Patriots changed Super Bowl introductions forever

ATLANTA -- It had always been a rite of passage. The dances. The struts. The players' time to have their few seconds on national television to put on a one-man show. This was part of the dream when it came to playing on football's biggest stage.The Super Bowl player introductions were always part of the payoff.Feb. 3, 2002, the Patriots changed all of that."I’ve talked to a lot of guys who have been in Super Bowls who said, ‘Man, I wish we thought of that,’" said former Patriots' linebacker Tedy Bruschi.What the Patriots did was turn their back on tradition -- and, in some ways, the...

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Parents protesting in LA, claiming teacher's union is dragging its feet getting kids back in school

Parents protesting in LA, claiming teacher's union is dragging its feet getting kids back in school

A group of parents say UTLA and LAUSD are dragging their feet, when it comes to reopening schools.Monday, the parents took to the streets. Protesting at Wilshire and Veteran.KNX reporter Craig Fiegener was at the protest:Parents who want their kids back in school— in person, are protesting at Wilshire/Veteran. They say the teacher’s union is dragging its feet. They want and the union to follow new health rules allowing campuses to reopen. — Craig Fiegener (@CraigNews3LV)They say just follow the health rules and allow campuses to reopen.Several parents groups have also organized a Zoom...

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Beginning today Angelenos will not need an appointment to go to a city-run COVID-19 testing site

Beginning today Angelenos will not need an appointment to go to a city-run COVID-19 testing site

Beginning today Monday Angelenos will not need an appointment in order to get a COVID-19 test at a city-run testing site, the Mayor announced Thursday night."Just show up during normal operations Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. and you will get your test," Garcetti said. "You can still register ahead of time if you want that peace of mind but it is no longer necessary."This is for LA City testing sites. For LA County, you still need to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test.He said more than 4 million total tests have been performed in LA.Additionally, 10 mobile vaccination...

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43% of Michiganders are too poor to afford basic necessities of life, report finds

43% of Michiganders are too poor to afford basic necessities of life, report finds

(WWJ) A new report reveals some startling statistics regarding poverty in Michigan — while state officials resolve to do something about it.Today, 43% of Michiganders earn less than the basic cost of living and 1 in 5 children live in poverty, according to the United Way’s ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) report. To afford the basics, single adults need a salary of just over $21,000 and a family of four needs to earn over $61,000. [Learn more about the data ].With that in mind, a Michigan Poverty Task Force (PTF) commissioned to assess the state of economic and...

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16 more Michigan employers cited for COVID-19 workplace safety violations — See the list

16 more Michigan employers cited for COVID-19 workplace safety violations — See the list

(WWJ) The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to 16 more workplaces for allegedly failing to properly protect workers from COVID-19 — including several in metro Detroit.As the state continues to prioritize worker safety and health, MIOSHA announced Friday that it inspected and issued virus emergency rule or general duty citations to 16 different businesses with violations such as a lack of health screenings, face coverings, employee training, and overall preparedness plans.An emergency rule citation or a general duty clause, citation, as described...

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No offense Damian Lillard, but Luka Doncic deserves to be All-Star starter

No offense Damian Lillard, but Luka Doncic deserves to be All-Star starter

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - On Thursday night, NBA Twitter was in an uproar after discovering that Mavericks' superstar guard Luka Doncic was named a starter in next month's NBA All-Star game while Portland's superstar guard Damian Lillard was not."He is one of the top 5 basketball players in the world... That doesn't make sense to me." & discuss Dame not being named as an starter. — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT)— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers)This exercise was not created as a way to bash Lillard, who undoubtedly is an exceptional player, but to rather point to the facts as to why we believe...

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De Blasio 'very concerned' over rise in suicides among NYC public school students

De Blasio 'very concerned' over rise in suicides among NYC public school students

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Five New York City public school students have died by suicide since the start of the school year.Three students took their own lives in the last three weeks, .In the entire 2019-20 school year, there were 4 student suicides.“It breaks our hearts to see a concerning rise in suicides among New York City’s schoolchildren," the city's Department of Education said in a statement. "Our schools have gone to incredible lengths to support the social and emotional well-being of students remotely and in person -- this year has been traumatic for so many, and we are providing...

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Philly police consider new device to subdue people safely, humanely

Philly police consider new device to subdue people safely, humanely

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia authorities are looking into using a new device that could help capture potentially armed and threatening suspects instead of a Taser or a gun.It may sound like a gun, but the shoots a Kevlar cord from a handheld device a little bigger than a smartphone. Weighted hooks on each end cause the cord to wrap around a person.Tom Smith, president and interim CEO of Wrap Technologies, says it works better than a Taser -- which he and his brother developed -- because a Taser needs skin contact to work at full capacity. The BolaWrap's hooks, instead, snag...

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New solar farm in Franklin County is generating electricity for SEPTA

New solar farm in Franklin County is generating electricity for SEPTA

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new field of solar panels in south-central Pennsylvania has begun cranking out renewable electricity that is helping to power SEPTA’s subways, trolleys and regional rail cars.The 80-acre Elk Hill Solar 2 project in Franklin County was developed by Lightsource bp under a 20-year power purchase agreement with SEPTA.  The solar farm started generating power on Feb. 1, SEPTA chief innovation officer Erik Johanson said.The agreement is projected to save SEPTA $400,000 over the next two decades by allowing the transit agency to purchase renewable energy at a fixed...

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Poll: Cuomo gets low grade on handling of nursing home data, but favorability remains high

Poll: Cuomo gets low grade on handling of nursing home data, but favorability remains high

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A new Siena College poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job approval rating starting to slip slightly as his administration faces mounting criticism over its handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes.The poll, , found his overall job performance rating is 51-47 percent, down from 56-42 percent in January.His favorability rating remains steady at 56%, dropping just one point from last month.About 61% approve of the governor's handling of the pandemic. That's unchanged from January.The poll found 46 percent of voters would re-elect Cuomo if he runs for another term in 2022 and 45...

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Bay Area chapter of Sierra Club wants Golden Gate Park Ferris wheel removed

Bay Area chapter of Sierra Club wants Golden Gate Park Ferris wheel removed

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the has come out swinging against a spinning icon in , with club members saying the 150-foot tall SkyStar Ferris wheel is harmful to wildlife and .The wheel—temporarily installed last April to celebrate Golden Gate Park’s 150th birthday—has only operated for 30 days due to . Now, the city’s Recreation and Parks Department has proposed extending the lease with its operator . But not everyone is on board.Katherine Howard is on the executive committee of the Bay Area chapter of The Sierra Club, and she told KCBS Radio the chapter thinks it “should be...

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Michigan Lt. Gov. calls out Shirkey for 'disturbing threats,' 'sexist comments' targeting Whitmer

Michigan Lt. Gov. calls out Shirkey for 'disturbing threats,' 'sexist comments' targeting Whitmer

(WWJ) Michigan's Lieutenant Governor has had just about enough of the State Senate Majority Leader's "inappropriate," "aggressive," and "sexist" behavior.In a statement released Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II called out Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), following about the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.Gilchrist criticized Shirkey for what he called his "disturbing threats of violence" toward Whitmer, adding that Shirkey has developed a pattern of using " sexist and inappropriate language" in reference to the governor and her administration.In...

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Christian Fauria: It will be 25 years before Patriots get back to Super Bowl

Christian Fauria: It will be 25 years before Patriots get back to Super Bowl

It's pretty clear the Patriots have a lot of work to do when it comes to rebuilding their roster and getting back to the sustained success they had for the last 20 or so years.“You’re going to have a long, long, long, tough journey ahead of yourself," Christian Fauria said Wednesday on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria. "You’ll never be able to replicate it.”Exactly how long might it take until the organization gets back to the Super Bowl? According to Fauria, a lot longer than you might think.“Twenty-five years before they go to a Super Bowl," he said.Fauria and Merloni pointed to the Steelers and...

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Shelby Township man arrested, charged in connection with US Capitol siege

Shelby Township man arrested, charged in connection with US Capitol siege

(WWJ) Another Michigander has been charged for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, this time from Macomb County.James "Jimmy" Allen Mels of Shelby Township was arrested Thursday morning on a federal warrant, according to authorities, and is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.A spokesperson for the U.S. District Court in Detroit said Mels faces one count of knowingly entertaining or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, as well as and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.This is the...

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Rob Gronkowski reveals what part of Super Bowl celebration was disappointing

Rob Gronkowski reveals what part of Super Bowl celebration was disappointing

Rob Gronkowski has been apart of several Super Bowl celebrations, so he has a good idea what they are like.Obviously because of the pandemic, things were different this year, and appearing on The Late, Late Show with James Corden Tuesday, the Tampa Bay tight end revealed one part that was disappointing.“I wish I had a burrito because I was really hungry," he said. "The celebration in the locker room went for awhile and then I had actually had to stay a little while extra with a couple of things I had to do and I was starving in the locker room by the end of it. It was like two hours after...

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Michigan man indicted for federal hate crimes in attack on Black teens at beach

Michigan man indicted for federal hate crimes in attack on Black teens at beach

(WWJ) A man arrested last year for a has been indicted for federal hate crimes.The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that 42-year-old Lee James Mouat, Jr. of Newport, Michigan, is charged with two counts of violating 18 U.S.C. § 249 by willfully causing bodily injury to a Black teenager and attempting to cause bodily injury to another Black teen through the use of a dangerous weapon — because of the teenagers’ race.with the former count by criminal complaint in federal district court on Oct. 13, 2020.The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said that the assault happened on the evening...

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Gov. Newsom announces first cases of South Africa coronavirus variant found in California

Gov. Newsom announces first cases of South Africa coronavirus variant found in California

Governor Gavin Newsom says the state has confirmed the first cases of a COVID-19 variant first discovered in South Africa.The variant has been found in one case each in Alameda and Santa Clara counties.There are 159 confirmed cases in the state of the variant discovered in the United Kingdom.The South Africa variant was first detected in South Carolina - and for the first time in the U.S. last month. "Other variants first reported in the United Kingdom and Brazil were previously confirmed in the U.S. Researchers believe these three variants may spread more easily, and predicted it was only...

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Diehl: Reid, Bieniemy deserve blame for Chiefs’ Super Bowl loss 

Diehl: Reid, Bieniemy deserve blame for Chiefs’ Super Bowl loss 

Categories: Few people know what it takes to beat Tom Brady in a Super Bowl, but David Diehl is one of them. In fact, Diehl helped the New York Giants beat Brady in two Super Bowls, so if anyone can diagnose what went wrong for the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, it’s him. While the Kansas City offensive line has been criticized for its performance against Tampa Bay, Diehl believes a few other folks deserve blame for the Chiefs’ 31-9 loss.“[You] have to put the fingerprint of Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy on that [loss],” Diehl told Tiki & Tierney. “When I’m sitting there watching that...

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