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Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 1:26 PM
Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 5:40 PM
LIBERTY TWP. —
UPDATE @ 5:40 p.m.:
Liberty Center has posted to its Facebook page that the line for Build-A-Bear’s Pay Your Age promotion has been shut down “due to being at capacity.”
“The promotion has been ended for the day once the line is finished,” reads the post to the mixed-used center’s Facebook page.
Liberty Center officials told this news outlet the line was shut down at around 5 p.m.
UPDATE @ 1:45 p.m.:
The line for shoppers to enter the Build-A-Bear Workshop at Liberty Center continues to grow, stretching around the retail center’s indoor mall.
Darcy Blankenship, of Camden, said she got in line with her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son at 9:45 a.m. She said her four-hour wait moved them about halfway through the line from the Cincinnati Children’s Discovery Center to the front of Old Navy.
Despite the potentially hours-long wait ahead of her, she said she planned to remain in line to take advantage of the deal.
The Build-A-Bear Workshop in Liberty Center remains open as other stores nationwide are closing the lines to shoppers who are looking to cash in on a special pay your age promotion.
Liberty Center said this morning that a closing of its Build-A-Bear store is the retail center’s own decision and its store would stay open unless it sells out.
If it must close the store, Liberty Center officials said they would inform people of the decision via their Facebook page.
Kenwood Towne Centre already did that earlier today, first informing shoppers via social media earlier that the “unprecedented response” to the promotion led to “significantly longer than expected lines and large crowds.”
The mall said local police required them to limit the lines and crowds due to safety concerns.
Kenwood Towne Centre posted at 12:19 p.m. that Build A Bear had closed the lines for the promotion and directed inquiries to 1-877-789-2327.
According to the company, local authorities across the country have told the stores to close the lines and not accept any more guests in the stores in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, click here.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 3:37 AM
TODAY: A beautiful morning with cooler temperatures around 60 degrees and some northern spots in the 50s. Dew points stay in the 50s today, meaning a comfortable air mass is in place. Overall, sunshine and a few clouds for the day with highs reaching in the low 80s, which is close to normal.
THURSDAY: Another beautiful morning with it being quiet and cool. Sunny skies for the afternoon as temperatures climb to the middle 80s. Clouds increase at night.
FRIDAY: Warm and muggy conditions return with highs in the low 80s. Scattered showers and storms develop and we could see stronger winds and heavy rain towards evening.
SATURDAY: Muggy with more active weather for the day. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy as highs peak in the low 80s. Some afternoon showers and storms redevelop, but activity will taper off at night.
SUNDAY: Some dry time early with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Scattered showers and storms redevelop again in the late afternoon/evening. High reach near 80 degrees.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 3:55 PM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 3:55 PM
WEYMOUTH, Mass. — A man who was sought for driving erratically stood over a Massachusetts police officer and shot him 10 times in the head and chest, according to witness statements recorded in court documents.
Emanuel Lopes is accused of shooting and killing two people Sunday after he was allegedly observed driving a BMW erratically and crashing into another car.
Witnesses told police Lopes was speeding and swerving between lanes before he apparently crashed into a stationary vehicle. A witness in that vehicle told police Lopes got out of the car, mumbled “I’m sorry,” and ran off on foot.
According to police, Officer Michael Chesna responded to reports of Lopes’ driving. Court documents indicate Chesna found Lopes as he was throwing a rock through a window.
When Chesna approached Lopes, court documents say Lopes picked up a large rock and charged at the officer. Police say when Lopes hit Chesna with the rock, Chesna fell to the ground and dropped his gun.
According to court documents, Lopes picked up the gun and shot Chesna 10 times as he stood over him. Witnesses told police Lopes stood over Chesna and shot him five times in the head and five times in the chest.
Police say Lopes then moved through the neighborhood, pausing in one backyard to shoot through a large picture window on the back of home. According to police, one of those shots hit a 77-year-old woman named Vera Adams in the chest, killing her.
Lopes was eventually arrested and police say there were no bullets left in the gun.
According to the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, Lopes was slated to be arraigned Monday afternoon from his hospital bed, but was not medically able to be arraigned.
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 3:33 AM
WEYMOUTH, Mass. — A nonprofit organization has announced a major donation to help pay off the mortgage on a slain Massachusetts police officer's family home.
Weymouth police Sgt. Michael Chesna, 42, was shot and killed Sunday in the line of duty.
Any money raised exceeding the mortgage will go directly to Chesna's wife and two children.
The foundation, established in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, supports military and first responders who are killed in the line of duty. In addition to his service with the Weymouth Police Department, Chesna was also a military veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
MUST READ: Absolutely amazing story -- @Tunnel2Towers is providing $100,000 to help pay off the mortgage of fallen @WeymouthPD Sgt. Michael Chesna's family home https://t.co/t72RzRPg86 #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/LMmIOKVk84— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) July 17, 2018
Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the foundation, will join Weymouth police Chief Richard Grimes at the Weymouth Police Department at 3 p.m. Wednesday to make the official announcement.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 3:19 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 2:36 AM
Overnight: A comfortable night in the forecast with clear skies and temperatures dropping to around 60 degrees by morning.
Wednesday: Lots of sunshine is expected with the humidity remaining low. It will be pleasantly warm with highs in the lower 80s.
Thursday: A warmer day is expected with some high clouds around mixed with sunshine. Highs will rebound into the middle 80s.
Friday: Clouds will be on the increase through the day with a chance for showers and storms developing by late afternoon. Highs will be in the middle 80s with humidity on the rise.
Saturday: Numerous showers and storms are expected, especially during the afternoon and early evening. One or two stronger storms will be possible. Highs will be in the lower 80s.