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Trevor Harris Hopes to Stay in Ottawa as Free Agency Looms



Trevor Harris Hopes to Stay in Ottawa as Free Agency Looms

OTTAWA– Trevor Harris recognizes there will certainly come a day when he will not struggle over shedding the Grey Mug, but also for currently, it haunts him in his rest.

” I have actually had desires both evenings I have actually gone to rest that it’s halftime once more as well as I obtained remarkably overjoyed due to the fact that 10 factors is absolutely nothing as well as we’re most likely to return as well as win this,” the Ottawa quarterback informed press reporters Tuesday early morning as the Redblacks cleared out their storage lockers. “Both times I have actually awakened as well as it’s harmed even worse. I’m thinking I’ll remain to have desires like that, yet it harms due to the fact that it implies a lot.”

The Redblacks were beat 27-16 by the Calgary Stampeders Sunday evening in Edmonton in the 106 th version of the CFL national championship. While the loss still hurts, Harris is currently considering following period.

Harris is readied to strike cost-free company, yet is confident to get to an arrangement with the Redblacks on an agreement expansion.

' I do not prepare to go into a cost-free company as well as discover that the greatest prospective buyer is,' Harris stated. 'When I came below in 2016 I took much less than what I was used somewhere else. I want to complete my profession below if I could.'Click To Tweet

Harris authorized a 1-year bargain soon after last period finished, yet with work unpredictability at the leading edge with the cumulative negotiating arrangement running out the day prior to the 2019 training school open, the 32- year-old is unclear just how points will certainly continue.

” It is difficult with the CBA, that’s the type of the problem with whatever,” Harris stated. “The earlier we can obtain the CBA done the much better for both sides. I believe it’s finest for the gamers, finest for the company as well as the organization most significantly. Ideally we can obtain that done as well as I believe as soon as that obtains done we can obtain the round going on that.”

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Redblacks basic supervisor Marcel Desjardins states he has simply over 30 freelances to choose on as well as is confident some gamers will certainly agree to authorize regardless of the pending condition of the CBA.

” I’m still mostly likely to attempt to progress as well as attempt to obtain some individuals to authorize before anything being validated as well as I wish I have the ability to obtain as much of those individuals done as feasible,” Desjardins stated. “If individuals that we desire back to agree to authorize agreements currently then that’s something that we would certainly be extremely curious about obtaining done.”

Desjardins confessed authorizing his quarterback will certainly be a top priority.

Harris thinks the Redblacks have the items in position to come to be a seasonal competitor as well as is confident he can persuade others to stay in Ottawa also.

” Maintaining this group with each other is essential for myself. I like these individuals as well as I like this group. I believe we made some strides as well as I believe we can take place rather a run if we can maintain this with each other. If that implies compromising with particular points after that we have actually reached do it.”

Receivers Greg Ellingson, as well as Diontae Spencer, are likewise readied to strike cost-free company, as is running back William Powell, that all played a crucial duty in Ottawa completing 11 -7 as well as initially in the East.

It shows up the Redblacks as well as Jon Gott will certainly split methods. The 33- year-old offending electrician has actually been with Ottawa considering that its inaugural 2014 period, yet anticipates striking cost-free company after being a healthy and balanced scrape for much of the 2nd fifty percent of the period.

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” I do not understand if I can return once more to be a back-up when I can still play,” stated Gott, that did not gown for both championship games. “It is difficult. I desire I can simply remain below as well as complete my profession.”

The Redblacks will certainly likewise require to choose on SirVincent Rogers. The offending electrician is readied to strike cost-free company, as well as with a young household to consider safety is a high concern for the expert.

“( The CBA) is influencing every one of the gamers now,” Rogers stated. “We actually do not understand what’s mosting likely to occur with the brand-new CBA as well as just how whatever is mosting likely to exercise. I believe most gamers, as a result of the unpredictability, are simply attempting to wait as well as obtain the appropriate method. It’s a large enigma for all gamers that are freelances.”

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Some Adams 14 schools remaining remote Tuesday due to staffing shortages



Some Adams 14 schools remaining remote Tuesday due to staffing shortages

After initial plans to return to full in-person learning Tuesday, Adams 14 announced Monday evening that some schools would remain remote due to staff shortages.

The district said it had received “a large number” of sick day requests from staff on Monday.

As a result, the following schools will remain virtual Tuesday:

• Adams City High School
• Lester Arnold High School
• Adams City Middle School
• Kearney Middle School
• Dupont Elementary School
• Hanson Elementary School
• Kemp Elementary School
• Monaco Elementary School
• Rose Hill Elementary School

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St. Louis took legal action against vacant home where firefighter died



St. Louis took legal action against vacant home where firefighter died

ST. LOUIS — The vacant home where a firefighter died in the line of duty is now torn down, but it took years too long according to some neighbors and politicians.

The home sat vacant for more than a decade. City records show it was owned by someone in Arkansas who was behind on their taxes. The owner also reportedly ignored city demands to take care of it and then it collapsed on a firefighter who was making sure no one was inside when it burned.

It’s not uncommon for vacant homes to burn when homeless people start fires to keep warm.

“This is what keeps me up at night you know. What’s the next house that’s going to be set on fire?” said Alderman Jeffrey Boyd.

Boyd met with FOX 2’s Chris Hayes near the scene of Thursday’s vacant home fire. Two more vacant homes are boarded up across the street.

“That’s the big challenge that a lot of people don’t understand,” Boyd said. “Oftentimes you have homeowners that live out of town. The city cites them for whatever citations are warranted. They don’t respond. You put them in housing court. They don’t show up.”

City records show it was three years ago when inspectors condemned the home that burned. The City says it also issued thousands of dollars in uncollected fines to the out-of-town owners.

“These are properties, that as we’ve seen – they’re death traps – and we’ve got to clean them up,” said State Rep. Donna Baringer, D-St. Louis.

Baringer introduced legislation to help St. Louis leaders act quicker. She’s co-sponsored HB2217 & HB2218.

“The process to actually streamline getting someone to come clean them up, keep them from getting to the point where there are trees growing out of the roof is a process that State that is set up by State Statute,” she said. “Please not only should we pass it – but it also needs to have an emergency clause. It needs to happen tomorrow.”

Boyd cautions, though, on how city leaders respond, saying, “We can’t just tear down every vacant building. We will destroy the architectural landscape of a once vibrant community.

He points to former Arlington School that he says he was pressured to demolish.

“I resisted,” Boyd said. “And today I’m proud to say that was a $34 million housing development called Arlington Grove over there on Martin Luther King and Burd that I’m so proud of. But had I listened to the naysayers, it would have never happened. We would have just town down a vibrant building.”

The job is huge, with St. Louis having ten thousand vacant properties, many owned by the city itself. Boyd says he’s requested a list of all of them so that he can work block by block with city leaders.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy honored in St. Louis and beyond



Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy honored in St. Louis and beyond

ST. LOUIS — Celebrations were held throughout the St. Louis area and across the country to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds of vehicles lined up for the MLK “Votercade” Monday morning and drove through the streets of downtown to give people the opportunity to register to vote.

Local leaders spoke out, including St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones.

“Full equality and equity across racial lines, across zip codes, across any identity you hold will make St. Louis win again,” said Jones. “Dr. King understood that message, and it’s up to us to continue his legacy.”

In the nation’s capital, Dr. King’s fight continues in election reform with legislation set to be taken up by the Senate Tuesday. When it comes to the voting legislation happening nationwide, Republicans are defending those state laws and say they’ll block Democrats from passing the voting bill in the Senate.

“Today, our freedom to vote is under assault,” said Vice President Kamala Harris. “In Georgia and across our nation, anti-voter laws are being passed that could make it more difficult for as many as 55 million Americans to vote.”

Hundreds marched across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in D.C. for the Martin Luther King Peace Walk.

“These laws are being passed with knife-like precision to cut black and brown voters out of the process, and they’re exactly what the voting rights act once protected against,” said civil rights activist Martin Luther King III.

President Joe Biden also urged lawmakers to put a stop to this.

“Will we stand against voter suppression? Yes or no? Will we stand against election subversion, yes or no?” said Biden.“I know where I stand this time for every elected official in America to make it clear where they stand.”

In East St. Louis, song and prayer at St. Luke A.M.E church inspired people to stand up together.

A visiting pastor echoed Dr. King’s preaching about racial, social and economic justice.

“Dr. King’s example and his enduring legacy offers proof that the contributions of a single person can help to improve one’s life,” said Mount Paran Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Zachary Lee.

It’s a dream that continues for many.

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