Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Republicans approved on Monday redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign off on the changes. Civil rights groups sued before Republican … Read more

Bicyclist killed after being hit by SUV in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) — A bicyclist was killed after being struck by an SUV in Brooklyn Monday night. Police say a 55-year-old man riding a bike southbound on Nostrand Avenue when he was hit by a green Audi SUV traveling northbound on Nostrand Avenue just before 6 p.m. The victim, identified as Brooklyn resident … Read more

PFOA testing in Poestenkill

POESTENKILL, N.Y. (NEWS10)– In New York State, schools are required to test for contaminates called PFOAs in their water. After the contaminates were found at Algonquin Middle School, some nearby private wells have been tested. According to Rensselaer County, 4 out of 17 wells were found to have higher levels than the state drinking water … Read more

Surge in New York City subway crime fueled by robberies, muggings

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — NYPD’s new crime statistics show an alarming jump in violence in New York City’s subway system, and robberies are fueling that trend. New Yorkers are returning to the city transit system. Now, more than three million people ride the subways every day. Double what it was last year when the … Read more

Illinois Republicans push legislation to override prosecutors

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Republicans are pushing for legislation that would help override prosecutors, as some state legislators believe police chiefs should have the authority when law enforcement believes clear evidence exists. “Crime is increasing. It’s getting worse and we have a State’s Attorney that is looking the other direction,” House Minority Leader Jim Durkin … Read more

Hiring ahead of the holidays: Why restaurants are still struggling to staff up

ZipRecruiter, Yelp team up to help Texas restaurants sweeten the pot by: Tahera Rahman Posted: Oct 18, 2021 / 10:17 PM CDT / Updated: Oct 18, 2021 / 10:36 PM CDT AUSTIN (KXAN) — Local businesses are struggling to staff up as demand picks up and is expected to keep increasing for the holidays. Online … Read more

Car Crashes Into Storefront In Philadelphia’s Oxford Circle Neighborhood

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A car crashed into a storefront in Oxford Circle Monday night. Chopper 3 was over the scene at Castor Avenue and Stirling Street. There is no word yet on if anyone was injured. The car sustained heavy damage. It slammed into the entrance and the security gate. Police are investigating how the … Read more

Indy city-county council passes 2022 budget

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s official. More money than ever is going toward addressing violent crime and the causes of that crime. The Indianapolis City-County Council voted to pass the 2022 budget during Monday’s meeting. The money from the budget helps IMPD to continue their body camera program, increase road funding and additional resources for staffing and … Read more

How Are Wild Turkeys Able To Thrive In The Twin Cities?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thanksgiving is more than a month away, but turkeys aren’t wasting any time visiting homes across the metro. Their fearless demeanor had us wondering: How are turkeys able to thrive in the cities? And where are they always walking to? Good Question. Our Jeff Wagner learned we better get used to our … Read more