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Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 11:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 9:40 PM
The Englewood Fire Department has advertised for bids to purchase “terrorism warning sirens,” according to a city memo.
A bid from the Federal Signal Corporation, administered by Montgomery County, is the lowest and best bid, Englewood Fire Chief E. Bergman Jr., said in a prepared statement.
Englewood City Council must pass a resolution committing to providing matching funds for the number of sirens they want to purchase through the county.
The resolution states the city wants to purchase two 130dB battery backup terrorist warnings sirens and controls, for a total not to exceed $20,249.60, according to the memo. These would also be used as tornado warning sirens.
“I know terrorism is all over the place, especially with what is happening in England, but I’d rather have it for tornadoes,” Amy Lynn, of Englewood, told News Center 7’s Malik Perkins on Tuesday.
Half of the cost would come from the county’s "FY 15 State Homeland Security Grant Program Warning Sirens Project. The grant awarded to the county is $246,000.
“Siren allocations and locations were assigned as the result of a sound/topography study of the nine participating jurisdictions,” reads the memo.
Bergman states in the memo the two new sirens would supplement the city’s existing seven sirens.
The new sirens would be located near South Main Street and Interstate 70 and near Northmoor Elementary School.
“Once installed, Englewood citizens will have the most comprehensive siren alerting system in the country,” Bergman wrote.
Bids were advertised through the Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Agreement.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 2:29 PM
— The former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics said that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ tweet Saturday about being kicked out of a Virginia restaurant violated federal ethics laws, The Slate reported.
Walter Shaub, the federal government’s top ethics watchdog for five years until mid-2017, said the tweet was a violation of the law because Sanders used her government account -- instead of her personal Twitter account -- to address the issue.
“Sarah, I know you don’t care even a tiny little bit about the ethics rules, but using your official account for this is a clear violation of 5 CFR 2635.702(a),” Shaub tweeted. “It’s the same as if an ATF agent pulled out his badge when a restaurant tried to throw him/her out.”
Sarah, I know you don’t care even a tiny little bit about the ethics rules, but using your official account for this is a clear violation of 5 CFR 2635.702(a). It’s the same as if an ATF agent pulled out his badge when a restaurant tried to throw him/her out. https://t.co/Fj6OfBAdew— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 23, 2018
Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, on Friday night. She confirmed the incident with her Saturday tweet.
Sanders’ tweet from her official @PressSec account noted that the restaurant owner’s actions “say far more about her than about me.”
Sanders used her official govt account to condemn a private business for personal reasons. Seeks to coerce business by using her office to get public to pressure it. Violates endorsements ban too, which has an obvious corollary for discouraging patronage. Misuse reg covers both.— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 23, 2018
Shaub later tweeted that Sanders used her official government account “to condemn a private business for personal reasons.”
Former White House lawyer Ian Bassin said on Twitter that Sanders’ tweet would have been acceptable under her personal account, but not from her White House one.
“I think there’d have to be some argument that it was in service of the American people and not me personally. But read Sanders’ tweet. It doesn’t claim to be about public; the whole thing is ‘I’ and ‘me.’” Reads like it’s personal, which is fine from a personal account, not WH one,”” Bassin tweeted.
When I was a WH lawyer we trained all staff they couldn’t use their WH titles or resources (like Twitter acct) for personal uses like making restaurant reservations or promoting businesses. So yes, this tweet violates federal ethics rules. I’m sure Don McGahn will remind her. https://t.co/2t2JCVb5B7— Ian Bassin (@ianbassin) June 24, 2018
Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson said she personally asked Sanders to leave the restaurant.
“I’m not a huge fan of confrontation,” Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson told The Washington Post. “I have a business, and I want the business to thrive. This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals.”
When asked to leave, Sanders’ response was immediate, Wilkinson told the Post. “‘That’s fine. I’ll go.’ ”
The Red Hen’s Facebook and Yelp pages were bombarded with reviews from people from both sides.
While some praised the restaurant, many others said the owner was being “intolerant.”
This comes after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen bolted from a Washington, D.C. Mexican restaurant after protesters confronted her at her table -- with the blessing of the manager.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 6:12 PM
— A California woman is jailed on charges related to the death of her 18-month-old toddler inside a hot car, according to Mendocino County authorities.
Deputies were called to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, California, Wednesday afternoon after the death of a young boy identified as Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays.
Scott, a resident of Humboldt County, went to visit friends in Willits around 3 a.m. Wednesday, leaving the boy inside the car for hours.
“It is believed the child was left unattended in the back seat of the vehicle with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours,” Porter said.
The temperature was about 80 degrees in Willits when the boy was found around 1 p.m., but officials told KTLA-TV it was more like 130 degrees inside the car.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
HARRISON TWP. — The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.
Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center. The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds.
Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.
“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.
They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week.
“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.
According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found.
Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:37 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:37 AM
SAN DIEGO — Two police officers reportedly were shot and injured late Saturday in San Diego, California.
Here is the latest information:
Update 1:43 a.m. PDT June 24: KNSD’s Omari Fleming reports that investigators are unsure whether the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or was killed by officers.
HAPPENING NOW: Disturbance w/violence call results in 2 policemen shot, 1 seriously injured according to #SDPD Chief. Suspect is dead. Chief says man police smelled smoke called fire department. When they went into apartment suspect opened fire. #NBC7 1/2 pic.twitter.com/5mk1yf3EEo— Omari Fleming (@OmariNBCSD) June 24, 2018
Rolando Shooting Contd. Firefighters scattered outside Rolando Apartment. Police went in shooting. Chief says it’s not known at this time if suspect was killed by police gunfire or took own life. Chief says they’ve made calls to the apartment before. #NBC7 2/2 pic.twitter.com/9SjHTB0NuY— Omari Fleming (@OmariNBCSD) June 24, 2018
KSWB’s Andrew Luria tweeted that “hundreds of rounds may have been fired” in the shootout.
Sounds like this was a major shootout. As many as hundreds of rounds may have been fired off between the walls/doors. It’s unclear if suspect was shot in head during that by SDPD officers, or if it was self-inflicted.— Andrew Luria (@AndrewLuria) June 24, 2018
Update 1:07 a.m. PDT June 24: The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the suspect is dead. According to the newspaper, “a police dog went in and bit the suspect on the leg” after a robot searched the apartment.
“After getting no response from the man, police determined he was dead shortly before 1 a.m.,” the Union-Tribune reported.
Update 1 a.m. PDT June 24: According to KSWB’s Andrew Luria, one of the wounded San Diego police officers “is currently in surgery with a life-threatening injury” after being shot in the chest. The second officer suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder but is “expected to be OK,” Luria tweeted.
#BREAKING Update: just learned one of the officers shot tonight was hit in the shoulder and expected to be okay, but the other was hit in the chest and is currently in surgery with a life-threatening injury.— Andrew Luria (@AndrewLuria) June 24, 2018
Update 12:26 a.m. PDT June 24: According to KFMB reporter Steve Price, the shooting suspect “appears to be down” and has “head trauma.”
KSWB’s Andrew Luria reported that the suspect had been “wearing body armor.” Officers sent a robot into the apartment where he had been hiding, police said.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the suspect was “possibly deceased.”
The wounded San Diego police officers’ condition was not yet known, Price tweeted.
#BreakingNews: 2 SDPD officers injured in shooting in Rolando Village area. Suspect fired through a wall. No condition update yet on officers. Suspect appears to be down in an apartment with head trauma.— Steve Price (@SteveNews8) June 24, 2018
A robot had been sent in to the shooter’s apartment. Appears he was wearing body armor, and has suffered trauma to the head.— Andrew Luria (@AndrewLuria) June 24, 2018
Update 12:01 a.m. PDT June 24: According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, police said a gunman shot at officers through a wall at an apartment complex off Rolando Court. A SWAT team was at the scene, where the suspected shooter was still inside the building, police said.
The newspaper reported that officers had taken another man into custody about 11:20 p.m. PDT but “ascertained within moments that he was not the shooter.”
Emergency personnel rescued a firefighter from the building after the two wounded police officers “and at least one firefighter were pulled out of the building on a ladder,” the Union-Tribune reported.