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Most of Caravan Migrants Are Carrying ‘Dangerous Infectious Diseases’

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More than one third of the members of the migrant caravan are carrying dangerous infectious diseases like tuberculosis, chickenpox and HIV/AIDS, Tijuana’s Health Department warned on Thursday morning.

Greater than one third of the participants of the migrant campers are bring harmful contagious illness like consumption, chickenpox as well as HIV/AIDS, Tijuana’s Health and wellness Division advised on Thursday early morning.

The spokesperson informed Fox Information that out of 6,000 travelers presently staying in the city, over a 3rd of them (2,267) are being dealt with for significant health-related problems.

There are 3 validated situations of consumption, 4 situations of HIV/AIDS as well as 4 different situations of chickenpox, the spokesperson stated.

At the very least 101 travelers have lice as well as numerous circumstances of skin infections, the division’s information programs. There’s likewise a hazard of Liver disease episode as a result of unhygienic problems, the spokesperson stated.

Lifezette records: The countless travelers are being protected at the Benito Juarez Sports Complicated near the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico Port of Entrance, despite the fact that the location can attending to 1,000 individuals.

The area likewise has just 35 mobile restrooms.

An indicator analysis “No Spitting” was set up, as coughing as well as spewing by campers travelers are widespread in the sanctuary.

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum stated Tuesday that the city has sufficient cash to help the travelers just for a couple of even more days, with the city stating it’s investing about $30,000 a day.

” We will not jeopardize the sources of the locals of Tijuana. We will not increase tax obligations tomorrow to spend for today’s issue,”
Gastelum stated throughout an interview.

In the middle of the issues as well as alarming living problems, some travelers are supposedly self-deporting.

Around 80 self-deported Tuesday while an additional 98 were deported by Mexican migration authorities for their participation in the Sunday demos that transformed fierce.

Other individuals have actually picked to approve deals of short-term job as well as asylum from Mexico, yet most still continue to be dedicated to getting in the USA.

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Groups push White House to close detention centers run by private firms

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Groups push White House to close detention centers run by private firms

SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Community organizations are calling on the Biden administration to uphold its promise and commit to closing the Western Regional Detention Center in downtown San Diego.

It is operated by a private corporation called the GEO Group.

In January 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order directing the Attorney General to “not renew Department of Justice contracts with privately operated criminal detention facilities.”

The order included the Western Region Detention Facility, which can hold up to 770 people.

Its contract was set to expire on Sept. 30.

But GEO announced yesterday that its contract with the U.S. Marshals has been extended for six months, allowing it to continue operating while it looks at ways of extending its operations despite the executive order.

“President Biden forbid the Department of Justice from renewing the contract,” said Bardis Vakili, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego.

According to Vakili, GEO has found a loophole to continue operating the detention facility.

He says the company is using the small city of McFarland in central California as a shield, and that on paper, it is the one that will be running the detention center. Vakili claims this violates the basic premise of the executive order to prevent profit-based incentives that increase incarceration.

“You, McFarland, contracted to detain people with the U.S. Marshals Service. Because the executive order says we’re not allowed to. You contracted them and we’ll pay half a million dollars to then subcontract that back to us, and we’ll never actually leave the building,” Vakili said.

The ACLU has issued a letter calling on the Biden administration to intervene so that the U.S. Marshals Service does not permit The GEO Group, Inc., to continue operating the Western Region Detention Facility.

“GEO, as a private corporation, profits from harming people and communities everywhere. The Biden administration must join the national consensus and deliver on its promise to close this facility,” said Adriana Jasso, program coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee. “We must not allow a city 250 miles away to regulate the detention of people in San Diego, and the Biden administration must take action.”

There is fear other private corporations such as CoreCivic, which runs the Otay Mesa Detention Center just north of the border between San Diego and Tijuana, will follow suit when its contract expires.

“We demand the Department of Justice not to bow to private prison companies like CoreCivic and GEO and we won’t let them turn this executive order, which should be a milestone, into a joke,” said Vakili.

Through a statement, CoreCivic responded to the accusations.

“Our company has worked with every administration – Democrat and Republican – for nearly 40 years,” wrote Ryan Gustin, CoreCivic’s Director of Public Affairs. “Our sole job is to help the government solve problems in ways it could not do alone – to help manage unprecedented humanitarian crises, dramatically improve the standard of care for vulnerable people, and meet other critical needs efficiently and innovatively.”

GEO and the City of McFarland did not respond to our requests for comment about this story.

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Groups turn up pressure on Biden, Democrats to end deportations and make good on immigration reform

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White House, Congress must hold federal agents accountable for treatment of migrants else they, too, become part of problem, activists say

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Activists took to the streets of Downtown El Paso on Thursday to demand an end to deportation flights to Haiti and the Title 42 public health policy used to remove other migrants on public health grounds.

The so-called “March for our Dignity” was one of at least two dozen protests nationwide demanding President Biden make good on campaign promises of giving migrants due process and provide a path to citizenship for those who’ve lived and worked here for many years.

“We are here to protest the treatment of our fellow migrants from Haiti. You shouldn’t even treat animals like that,” said El Paso resident Irma Cruz, who said she was shocked to watch images of Border Patrol agents on horseback charge at Haitians trying to cross the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas. “I am sad that a country that bills itself as defender of human rights is treating in this manner people who come to seek its help.”

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El Paso resident Irma Cruz participated in Thursday’s immigration protest march in El Paso. (photo by Julian Resendiz/Border Report)

Across the county, from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, immigration and civil rights advocates held rallies and news conferences to call for a moratorium on deportations, and end to Title 42, the defunding of federal immigration agencies and the firing of agents who use excessive force or mistreat migrants.

Advocates who a year ago were faulting President Donald Trump for allegedly inhumane immigration policies are now turning their attention to President Joe Biden.

“The Border Patrol corralling Haitians is the most clear and recent evidence of what we already knew, that border and immigration policies and practices are rooted in white supremacy and racism,” said Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights.

The co-organizer of Thursday’s protest in El Paso said human and civil rights violations are rife on the U.S.-Mexico border and that asylum-seekers, including families, are subjected to harsh treatment and “institutional violence.”

He said Biden must bring these agencies and “rogue” public servants back under control or else assume responsibility for their actions.

“All of this is un-American, it’s unacceptable and shameful,” Garcia said. “It’s time for the Biden administration and the (Democratic) majority in Congress to protect the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers, immigrant families and border residents. If they don’t, they become accomplices and part of the problem, not the solution.”

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Last chance to catch the Nature Bus this Saturday

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Last chance to catch the Nature Bus this Saturday

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This could be your last chance to catch the CDTA Nature Bus this Saturday! The Nature Bus is a free service that provides communities in Albany access to neighboring nature preservations located a short ride from downtown Albany.

Nature preserve stops include:

There’s several locations you can get on the bus. Locations include:

  • Livingston & Lark
  • North Pearl & State
  • South Pearl & State
  • Second & South Pearl
  • Second/Whitehall & Delaware
  • Whitehall & New Scotland

The Nature Bus ran from July 12 to September 25 this year. The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy partnered with the CDTA, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and various other partners to provide the Nature Bus.

The full Nature Bus schedule can be found on the CDTA website. More information on the nature preserve amenities can be found on the Nature Bus website.

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Jefferson County man arrested as suspect in shooting death of his wife

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Jefferson County man arrested as suspect in shooting death of his wife

A Jefferson County man was arrested Friday as a suspect in the November shooting death of his wife.

Scott Lee Smith, 46, is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

On Nov. 1, 2020, deputies responded to the 5400 block of West Ottawa Avenue when Smith called authorities and said that he shot his wife, Kanokwan Smith, 48, when she came at him with a weapon, the release said. Kanokwan Smith was found dead inside their residence.

Smith was booked on a first-degree murder charge at the time of the shooting, but was released because “evidence at the time was not sufficient to support criminal charges,” the sheriff’s office said.

The homicide investigation continued and Smith was arrested Friday. He’s also being held on suspicion of tampering with physical evidence and domestic violence.

 

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Are you up to date on your rabies shot? DOH issues statement following rabies-positive bat in Oneonta

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Are you up to date on your rabies shot? DOH issues statement following rabies-positive bat in Oneonta

ONEONTA – On Wednesday, the Otsego County Department of Health is encouraging one after a rabies positive bat was identified.

The Department of Health warns that if you’re exposed and symptoms start to appear the disease is 100% fatal, However, it is 100% preventable if rabies post-exposure treatment is started and adhered to.

Early fall can be one of the busiest times for bats, and one person has been started on rabies post-exposure treatment after interacting with the infected animal.

Bats can get into homes through narrow gaps in screens, windows, doors, or through holes only as small as a dime. All openings should be secured at night.

Anytime a person is in direct physical contact with a bat, it should be captured and tested.

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All lanes closed on NY 156 and Main St. in Guilderland

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2 downed trees in New Scotland and Bethlehem, all lanes closed

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – All lanes and alternating lanes are closed on NY 156 going westbound and Main Street due to flooding.

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Avalanche’s Erik Johnson, Pavel Francouz coming off lost season

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Thirty-somethings Erik Johnson and Pavel Francouz are back in the Avalanche fold after the defenseman was limited to four games last season and the goalie didn’t play at all.

On Day 2 of on-ice training camp Friday they both said they feel healthy again.

“I’m old for our team but not in life,” said Johnson, 33.

Johnson, who had COVID-19 in the first month of 2021 before suffering a concussion and an arm injury on Jan. 30 from a massive check delivered by Minnesota forward Jordan Greenway, is practicing with rookie Bo Byram, 20, on what is expected to be an opening-night pairing.

“I feel good,” Johnson, a longtime alternate captain, said. “It took a lot longer to recover from the concussion, not from the head more so from the fall, and just took me a while to get back to normal. It’s frustrating. You know it’s most frustrating for me because I’m the one going through it so it was a long, kind of annoying process to go through, but now I feel good. I’m excited to get back out there with the guys.”

Johnson, who also finished the 2019-20 season on the injured list, declined to expand about how difficult it’s been for him being out. [ comment=”” ]

“You’ve got to keep things in perspective. A lot of people were going through some very serious illness with COVID,” he said. “I got an injury playing professional hockey, a sport I love to play, I’m lucky to play, so I think you just got to look at the bright side. Yeah, it was not fun to go through but in the big picture, it’s not that much (compared) to some people.”

Francouz, 31, backed up Philipp Grubauer to begin last season before going on injured reserve with what the team said was a lower-body injury. It was later learned that Francouz had surgery on each hip performed by Dr. Marc J. Philippon at the Steadman Clinic in Vail.

“I knew since we decided to go to the surgery, I knew the season — the shortened season — is over for me,” Francouz said. “It was tough at first but maybe a little bit easier because I knew I’m getting ready for the next season right away. That was kind of my goal and we started working on it right away.”

Francouz went through the same procedures, and from the same doctor, as former Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov when he was still in Colorado. Varlamov led the NHL with a .929 save percentage last season.

“I spoke to Varly about it, and I see now how is he doing and he’s doing really well,” Francouz said. “He said he has no issues since the surgery so that was kind of good to hear. And also, when I saw the hospital (and staff), I had no doubts and no question marks. I knew I (would) be in the best hands.”

Francouz is competing with newcomer Darcy Kuemper for playing time. The Avs acquired Kuemper from Arizona after Grubauer signed with the expansion Seattle Kraken as a free agent.

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NFL Prospect Watch: Colorado State TE Trey McBride does it all

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NFL Prospect Watch: Colorado State TE Trey McBride does it all

The player with the most receptions in college football midway through the first month is not a fleet-footed wide receiver with an NFL-bound quarterback.

Rather, it is bruising Colorado State tight end Trey McBride, who is drawing praise not only for his pass-catching, but also his blocking and leadership.

Rams coach Steve Addazio thinks McBride is the best at his position in the college ranks, and his 30 catches for 339 yards through three games certainly make the coach pleased that McBride passed on leaving early for the NFL.

“When you talk about a complete tight end for the next level, that can get open and catch the ball, that can block people, is physically tough and (football) is their world … that’s the best tight end in the country right there,” he said.

“Trey thinks he’s good, but not in a bad way,” Addazio said when the Rams opened camp in August. “He loves ball, he’s a great kid and fun to be around.”

McBride is a promising NFL prospect in a deep class of tight ends The Associated Press is spotlighting this week with help from Reese’s Senior Bowl executive director and former NFL scout Jim Nagy.

“He’s a do-it-all guy,” Nagy said. “He’s got he’s got good size. There’s enough want-to where he is a pretty good blocker for a college player. But to me, a couple of things that really stick out is he’s a really good athlete.”

That shows in the way he adjusts to catch passes and how he transitions from making the catch to turning upfield to gain yardage.

“He probably has the best catching skills of any tight end in this class,” Nagy said. “But it’s also the catch skill part of it where where he adjusts and tracks the ball very naturally. When he is forced to adjust, he’s very coordinated and fluid.”

SIZE & STATS

McBride has plenty of size and heft for the NFL at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, and his career-long reception of 69 yards shows that he can move well. He caught 22 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns last season. For his career, he’s got 104 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.

BIGGEST MOMENT

McBride, one of two team captains as a junior, caught a deep ball against Wyoming last season around the 10 yard-line with a defender on his back and he carried the defender into the end zone for a touchdown.

SCOUT’S TAKE

McBride benefits from his size. Nagy said a lot of tight ends who are as adept in the passing game are smaller and less effective as blockers, so NFL scouts have to project how adding weight would affect their play.

“What you see is what you get. To me, we call those guys clean prospects. He is a really clean evaluation,” he said. “There’s not a lot of projection that has to go on in terms of his body type, size, skill set. I mean, it’s it’s all right there for you to see.”

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Nagy said McBride is among seven tight ends he has rated as being selected in the first two days of the draft.

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Seven Denver police officers sue city over COVID vaccine mandate as deadline looms

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Seven Denver police officers are suing the mayor and the city’s health department, alleging the city’s employee vaccine mandate is illegal and asking a judge to end it.

The lawsuit challenges Denver’s authority to issue a vaccine mandate and claims the city used “executive overreach to decree an edict of unlawful rules couched as an order.”

The officers filed the suit Thursday against Mayor Michael Hancock, the Department of Public Health and Environment and its executive director agency Robert McDonald, and Denver police Chief Paul Pazen.

“With caution thrown to the winds, everyone — the young and healthy, the old, the previously recovered and naturally immune, even pregnant and breastfeeding women — is currently being pressured by governments, businesses and educational institutions to submit to a COVID inoculation with no assessment of the risks or benefits for each individual or any consideration of medical necessity or contraindication in each particular case,” according to the lawsuit, which was first reported by CBS Denver.

The filing asks a Denver District Court judge to nullify the city’s vaccine mandate. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

The officers, whose tenures with the department range from 2 to 21 years, state that they are “on the edge of unemployment” because of the mandate.

All city employees are required to submit proof of vaccination by Thursday. Mayor Michael Hancock on Aug. 2 implemented the mandate for all city employees to be vaccinated as the fast-spreading delta variant caused a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and in Colorado.

As of Friday, 82% of Denver Police Department staff and 78% of Denver Sheriff Department staff had presented proof of vaccination, city data shows. The Denver Fire Department, also a part of the Department of Public Safety, has a much higher vaccination rate of 92%.

Overall, 92% of Denver’s city employees have submitted proof.

The police and sheriff vaccination rates are higher than the citywide and statewide rates, however. Seventy percent of eligible Coloradans have been fully vaccinated and 75% of Denver residents, according to city and state health departments.

The Department of Public Safety created contingency staffing plans should large numbers of employees leave due to the vaccine mandate, but Public Safety Executive Director Murphy Robinson said in an interview that he didn’t expect to have to implement those plans.

Robinson said he is proud of public safety employees who he said have stepped up to mitigate COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. He said he’s had dozens of meetings with staff members to help answer questions about the vaccine and address concerns.

As of Thursday, 10 employees from the Department of Public Safety — four Denver sheriff employees and six Denver police employees — had notified their employer that they were resigning or retiring because of the vaccine mandate, said Andrea Webber, records administrator at the Department of Public Safety. The 10 retirements or resignations include both sworn and civilian employees.

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Teen sentenced to life in prison for shooting death of Cherokee Trail rugby player

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Teen sentenced to life in prison for shooting death of Cherokee Trail rugby player

A teenager who shot and killed another teen, a standout rugby player at Cherokee Trail High School, during a vape juice robbery has been sentenced to life in prison.

Demarea Mitchell, 19, of Aurora, was sentenced Wednesday, with the possibility of parole after 40 years, for the May 8, 2019, death of Lloyd Chavez IV, according to the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office. Chavez, 18 at the time, was shot outside his Centennial home.

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