BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man has been arrested and accused of stealing a truck, a trailer and 66 batteries from 33 school buses. News outlets report 41-year-old Adam Anthony Shaw was charged Monday with motor vehicle theft and two counts of grand larceny. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says last week the county school district realized a white maintenance truck was missing from a school barn and a trailer with the school logo on the sides was missing from a high school. They also realized the batteries were missing. Ezell says none of the property has been recovered. The Department of Corrections also has a warrant for Shaw’s arrest for a probation violation after a drug-possession arrest in Hancock County. It’s unclear whether Shaw has an attorney. … [Read more...] about Sheriff: man stole 66 batteries from county school buses
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Just before 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning 78 years ago, Lauren Bruner was preparing for church services and a date that would follow with a girl he’d met outside his Navy base.The 21-year-old sailor was stationed as a fire controlman aboard the U.S. battleship Arizona, overseeing the vessel’s .50-caliber guns.Then alarms rang out. A Japanese plane had bombed the ship in a surprise attack.It took only nine minutes for the Arizona to sink after the first bomb hit. Bruner was struck by gunfire while trying to flee the inferno that consumed the ship, the second-to-last man to escape the explosion that killed 1,177, including his best friend; 335 survived. Advertisement More than 70% of Bruner’s body was burned. He was hospitalized for weeks. Now, nearly eight decades after that fateful day, Bruner’s ashes will be delivered to the sea that cradled his fallen comrades, stored in an urn inside the battleship’s wreckage.Bruner, who died in his sleep Sept. 10 at age … [Read more...] about La Mirada man will be the last Pearl Harbor veteran to be interred at USS Arizona Memorial
The Waterloo Community School District said Friday in an emailed statement to Fox News that the Facebook post "rose to the level of putting this employee on administrative leave pending an investigation." The comment gained attention after a social media user noticed it. The post came ahead of the Swedish teen's planned visit to Iowa City for a student-led climate protest on Friday. The post asked, "Who's all going?" to the event, with a user named Matt Baish responding, "Don’t have my sniper rifle." The district's social media policy warns staffers to "think twice before posting" and to not post "threats of physical or bodily harm." Thunberg, 16, has made headlines for her calls for world leaders to take aggressive measures to combat the damaging effects of climate change. She testified before Congress and denounced world leaders at a United Nations summit for an insufficient action plan on climate change, claiming they weren’t “mature enough.” She came under … [Read more...] about Iowa Teacher Placed on Leave After Threatening Greta Thunberg in Facebook Comment
President Trump and Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León agree on one thing: They’re both convinced California Sen. Dianne Feinstein made a mistake when she delayed for weeks the release of a letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape. Trump joined a chorus of Republicans on Tuesday in criticizing Feinstein for the timing of the release of a letter from Christine Blasey Ford, a Palo Alto University psychology professor who said she was assaulted by a “stumbling drunk” Kavanaugh during a party when they were in high school during the early 1980s. It’s a charge the federal appeals court judge has vehemently denied. “It is frankly a terrible thing that this information wasn’t given to us a long time ago, months ago when (Feinstein) got it,” Trump said at the White House. Democrats “could’ve done that instead of waiting until everything was finished and then all of a sudden spring it.” Although his … [Read more...] about Trump and Kevin de León agree Feinstein blew it. Did she have another way?
Desi Danganan feared diners wouldn’t order any Filipino dishes when he opened his restaurant Poleng Lounge back in 2005. Instead, he built a pan-Asian menu and gradually introduced Filipino dishes as specials. Oh, how things have changed. The Bay Area is now in the throes of a Filipino food boom, with contemporary restaurants and pop-ups such as FOB Kitchen, Pinoy Heritage and Likha showing diners a new side of classics like sisig and kare kare. For the first two weeks of April, SOMA Pilipinas, San Francisco’s official Filipino cultural district, will host a food crawl and pop-up series in an effort to showcase where Filipino food is today and where it’s going, called Kulinary Confidential. Related Stories FoodBy Jonathan KauffmanThe Bay Area’s Filipino Food Movement sparks a national...Arts & EntertainmentBy Brandon YuUndiscovered SF aims to shed light on the area’s thriving...Bay Area RestaurantsBy Soleil HoThe best neighbors are fresh off the … [Read more...] about Explore San Francisco’s Filipino food scene during Kulinary Confidential
Photo: Vulture Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture. Below is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper’s list. Her new book, My Squirrel Days, is out now. Working by Studs Terkel Studs Terkel was a radio host in Chicago who also wrote fantastic oral histories about 20th-century America by interviewing regular people about their lives. He covered the Great Depression in Hard Times; World War II in The Good War; and, in this book, what people’s jobs mean to them. His books are invaluable time capsules of how Americans in previous generations spoke and thought about themselves. $19 at One Grand Books Buy White Teeth by Zadie Smith This restless, vibrant, indelibly funny novel tackles migration, cultural identity, and the family saga with energetic good cheer. You can tell how much Smith loves her … [Read more...] about Ellie Kemper’s 10 Favorite Books