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Husband of Gov. Whitmer ‘s Planning Boat Party While ordering Michigan to remain at her home

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  • Democrats Gov Gretchen Whitmer said residents in Michigan had to cancel non-essential travel and stay at home in accordance with strict lock-in rules.
  • A dock firm in Michigan claims the husband of Gov. Whitmer wished for the Memorial Day weekend so his ship should have his second home in the harbor – because his wife told him not to go to the field and sit at home.

Gov. Whitmer lives with her husband, Marc Mallory, in the state capital of Lansing, in a governor’s palace, but the couple have also a property in the Elk Rapids area, so Mallory probably breaks Michigan’s home guidelines and visits his second home for a holiday weekend on the water.

Tad Dowker, the owner of the NorthShore Dock, posted a Facebook comment on Thursday claiming that the husband of Gov. Whitmer asked his boat for the weekend in the lake near the second home of his family.

“When I got called by the office this morning, there was an innkeeper who needed his boat in the water before the weekend,” the post said. “I was working.

‘If you’re a holiday day, and since we started working three weeks late, that will not change.

He said, “I am the husband of the governor; does that make a difference”.’ “Our office staff had explained that to the man, well.

DailyMail report: Two emojis were included, one expressing laughter and the other showing curiosity.

‘What a difference you could imagine would put you on your back!!!

‘Our governor and husband would not get their boat for a commemorative day, without asking.

‘I love it when karma is coming, but in tiny doses, to be nice not to share.

One rule for me, one rule for you

Whitmer’s Tiffany Brown, did not confirm or reject Dowker ‘s claims.

Brown told The Detroit News that Whitmer did not acknowledge “any internet speculation.”

“Our custom is not to think of a specific calendar / planning for the governor or her families,” said Gray. ‘And we won’t make it a practice to deal with each on-line rumor.

Three days after Whitmer declared that it will relax certain restrictions on business and travel in the Lower North and Upper Peninsula areas, Dowker released the message on Facebook.

The areas that house holidaymakers who own seaside cottages have fewer cases of COVID-19 than in other parts of the government.

Whitmer, a Democrat, has been severely criticized by its political adversaries who accuse them of overshooting the authority of the coronavirus by imposing sweeping lockdowns.

On 23 March the first state-wide residence orders were announced.

Whereas Whitmer lives with her husband in the governor ‘s house in Lansing, the couple owns an estate in the Elk Rapids area.

It is estimated that the property is worth about half a million dollars somewhere in the region.

His company posted a statement that his staff had been flooded with news comment requests and that they had no time to address the issue after Dowker deleted its post.

“The organization went on to advise the governor’s husband to inquire for available installation after a long day in the operation of crews to meet with additional safety requirements required for our small companies and to address requests from consumers who were disappointed with our disrupted timetable.

‘We, as a company, had no idea until then that we had their dock or boat installed.’

The firm said that Mallory was respectful and understanding when he was told that he could not accommodate his request to have the boat prepared in the lake early.

Whitmers adversaries in Michigan took the request of her husband to criticize her for plans for their holidays, even as she recommends that other Michiganders think twice before going on unimportant trips.

Whitmer said at a news conference last Monday ‘If you don’t live in those areas, think long and hard before you go on a trip to them.’

‘The hospital network may be brought into very sudden pain by a slight spike.

‘We ask everyone to continue with their role precisely because of this.

‘Don’t come down from all regions of the state into Traverse City.’

Elk Rapids is only a 25-minute drive away from Traverse City, a popular destination in Michigan.

Tom Barrett, a Republican representative, released a Facebook post condemning Mallory for his demanded boat preparation.

The post was viral, because 500 times it was shared.

But Barrett dropped this post after Senate Leader Mike Shirkey, also a Republican, was approached by the Governor’s Office.

Whitmer helpers told the Shirkey office it was wrong and requested it to be removed.

Barrett said that his original post was right and he looked into the matter. The governor was critical of saying that people should not ‘go down’ on Traverse City.

‘Nevertheless, what did the family try to do? ‘He said Barrett.

‘We have a history in the army that chow leaders last behind everyone else in the unit.

‘This is our State ‘s leader. … Her family tries to line up people.’

Rajesh is a freelancer with a background in e-commerce marketing. Having spent her career in startups, He specializes in strategizing and executing marketing campaigns.

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New details about ‘incident’ between Petito, Laundrie at Wyoming restaurant

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(NEXSTAR) — A restaurant in Wyoming confirmed Wednesday that they saw Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie come in on August 27, the same day that Petito sent an “odd” text message to her mother that sent up red flags, police said.

The Merry Piglets restaurant in Jackson confirmed in an Instagram post that they spotted the couple and have been in contact with the FBI since. It’s not entirely clear what happened at the Tex-Mex eatery since there is no video from that day, but the manager told CNN that there was an unspecified “incident” with the couple.

Diner recalls commotion

On Wednesday, a woman named Nina Angelo, of New Orleans, told the network that she and her boyfriend witnessed a “commotion” between Petito and Laundrie as they left the restaurant. Angelo told Fox News that they were in town for a wedding and that they watched a “full-blown incident” involving the couple.

Angelo said that Laundrie’s body language seemed “aggressive,” and that she thought he was arguing with the Merry Piglets employees, who she noted were all female, about the bill or about money. She remembered him walking in and out of the restaurant several times.

According to Newsweek, Angelo described what happened in detail: “They like left abruptly, and [Petito] was standing on the sidewalk crying and [Laundrie] walked back in and was, like, screaming at the hostess and then walked back out … And then he walked back in, like, four more times to talk to the manager and to, like, tell the hostess off.”

Angelo told ABC it almost appeared like the couple were getting kicked out of the restaurant, and the dispute may not have been between them, but it upset Gabby so much she abruptly left the restaurant crying.

She added that Petito “seemed kind of embarrassed” and appeared to walk back into Merry Piglets at one point to try to get Laundrie to leave. “I think she was being apologetic towards the restaurant staff for his behavior,” Angelo said, adding that she felt for Petito and also remembered being “freaked out” by Laundrie’s actions.

‘Odd’ text message

The same day of the alleged incident at Merry Piglets, Petito sent a text message to her mother that raised red flags, according to a police warrant. Petito’s mother received an “odd” text on Aug. 27 that read, “Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,” according to the North Port, Florida police warrant. “Stan” refers to Petito’s grandfather, but her mother, Nicole Schmidt, told police that Gabby never referred to him by his first name.

“The mother was concerned that something was wrong with her daughter” after getting the message, according to the warrant.

Petito found dead

The 22-year-old Petito, of Long Island, New York vanished while on a cross-country trip with Laundrie, her boyfriend, for a YouTube vlog called “VAN LIFE.” On September 11, 10 days after Laundrie returned alone with Petito’s van to his parents’ Florida home, she was reported missing.

Prior to the incident at the Merry Piglets, Petito was last seen checking out of a Fairfield Inn and Suites located less than 700 feet from the FBI Salt Lake City office in Utah. On September 19, law enforcement agents found her body near a campsite along the eastern border of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

The search for Laundrie continues after the 23-year-old’s attorney reported him missing on September 17. The FBI announced Thursday that an arrest warrant has been issued for Laundrie who is wanted for “use of unauthorized access device” to withdraw or spend over $1,000 using a debit card, but authorities did not specify whose card it was.

“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito’s homicide,” the FBI said in a news release. “We urge individuals with knowledge of Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI.”

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

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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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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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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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