15-year-old boy shot dead at Arkansas school allegedly by fellow student: Police

first_imgParents are lining up to pick up their students at Watson Chapel Jr. High after the school lifted its lockdown. Multiple law enforcement agencies are still present on scene #ARNews pic.twitter.com/9wO9LScx26— Shelby Rose (@KATVShelby) March 1, 2021ABC News’ Rachel Katz contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. vmargineanu/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(PINE BLUFF, Ark.) — A 15-year-old boy has died hours after being shot at his school in Arkansas, allegedly by a fellow student, police said.The shooting at Watson Chapel Junior High School in Pine Bluff took place around 10 a.m., police said.The teen, the only one hurt, was hospitalized in very serious condition. Shortly after 4 p.m. police said he died.The suspect, also a 15-year-old boy, was found hiding behind a house near the school, police said. He has been taken to the Juvenile Justice Center and is awaiting charges, police said.All other students were safe, the Watson Chapel School District said, calling the shooting an “isolated incident.”Police said a motive isn’t clear but the shooting was believed to be targeted, not random.Monday marked the first day of on-site learning for students in Pine Bluff, about 44 miles south of Little Rock.last_img read more

Downtown Apartment Complex Approved in Red Bank

first_imgWest Front Street Partners, LLC, working with TANTUM, a Jersey City real estate development firm, had initially appeared before the borough zoning board for approval, needing variances for a parking deficiency and other relief conditions. The zoning board last year denied the application, citing the project’s size and impact on area traffic as reasons for the board’s rejection. However, nearly a decade earlier, the board had approved a 5-story, 27-unit condominium development that wasn’t built because of the downturn in the economy.Following the board’s denial, Debra Tantleff, founding principal with TANTUM, said she lobbied the mayor and council to invoke this statute as an alternative to appealing the board’s denial to state Superior Court.Redefining this location became a point of contention, dividing the borough council and planning board and becoming a campaign issue in last year’s borough council election. Proponents said it was a way of moving a much-needed project forward, developing an unsightly spot in the heart of the downtown. Opponents saw it as a blatant giveaway to a developer, and more troubling, an undermining of the authority of the zoning board, an autonomous quasi-judicial land use entity.At Monday night’s meeting both points of view were aired by board members and the public.“I’m disappointed in my town undermining the zoning board,” said Ben Forest, Locust Avenue. He argued that this amounted to spot zoning, illegal in this state. “I know it’s legal now,” given the rezoning under state law, Forest said. “But just because it’s legal it doesn’t make it right.”Bill Brooks, Tower Hill Avenue, echoed Forest’s objections telling the board “I don’t think this was done correctly.”But John Bowers, Colts Neck, who owns and manages commercial and residential proper ties in the borough (and is the landlord for offices used by The Two River Times on West Front Street), said “I think the overall project is kudos.”Some board members expressed reservations. Barbara Boas said, “Deep in my soul I’m very conflicted by this.” Boas had said last year she felt uncomfortable with rezoning the site for the developer. But in the end Boas voted to approve it.“I think the applicant has complied with everything we asked for,” willingly making changes to the plan, said board member Stanley Sickels.Menna expressed a similar view, reminding those in attendance that he had some issues with some architectural aesthetics believing it was “too stark.” But the architect, Lance Blake, made some alterations, Menna said, and “I think they’ve come full circle.”Tantleff expects to break ground on construction by late fall 2017, with plans to be completed before the end of 2018.The expected rents for the apartments are roughly $2,200 for the one-bedroom units and $3,000 for the two bedrooms, Tantleff said.This article was first published in the March 9-16, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. The borough council and zoning board had also approved the same designation for the White Street municipal parking lot, which caused far less controversy. The plan there is to develop the parking lot site for a future garage or mixed-use facility with a parking component to address the long-debated downtown parking shortfall. By John Burton |RED BANK – The borough Zoning Board of Adjustment may have said “no” but the Planning Board said “yes” – after a little nudging from the Borough Council – for the upscale multistory apartment complex intended for the downtown.The borough Planning Board voted unanimously Monday evening to endorse the Element, a 4-story, 35-residential unit development proposed for 55 West Front St., currently an approximately three-quarter acre, long-vacant property across the street from Riverside Gardens Park. The site had been home to a Meridian Health Care extended stay rehabilitation facility, demolished in 2008.The project faced opposition on a number of fronts over the approximately one- and-a-half years it has been making its way through the various processes that have now led to approval and future construction. But what helped secure the project’s future was the borough council’s vote late last year reclassifying the property as a non-condemnation (not requiring using eminent domain) redevelopment zone, as defined by a 2013 state statute. That statute is intended as a tool for mostly urban municipalities to bring about redevelopment for blighted and abandoned properties, that often become a public safety issue and a tax- and service-burden for those communities. Mayor Pasquale Menna, who has supported the zoning change to this property, had said previously this law has been used effectively in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Newark and Montclair, among other communities around the state.last_img read more

Traffic welcomes Ray Allen in Manila

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Alora falls to familiar foe, settles for silver in taekwondo Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games In his post, Allen put some work in, running several miles around Makati. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension READ: Ray Allen visits Manila“Me and @tyfleming3 ventured into the unknown this morning. We ran through many different neighborhoods often times hoping we were heading in the right direction. The traffic was everywhere!!! #carpediem #tuktuk #manilamiles#runtheworld #runningisfree,” Allen posted on his Instagram account (@trayfour).The 42-year-old Allen flew to Manila from Hong Kong, where he attended a Sneaker Con event.Allen last played for the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals but only announced his retirement in 2016 in a letter on the Player’s Tribune.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Welcome to Manila, two-time NBA champion Ray Allen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNot the best way to greet a basketball legend but the Philippines gave Allen, who arrived here Tuesday, a first hand look of one of the things Manila is infamously known for.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Video: Here’s Who Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith Are Picking To Win The NCAA Tournament

first_imgSkip Bayless and Steven A. Smith discuss who will win the NCAA tournament.bayless smith ncaa tournament picksSkip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith may be 1-seeds in our 64 Most Annoying People In Sports Media bracket, but it’s also true that they have a very highly-rated morning show on ESPN. Earlier this week, the duo made their NCAA Tournament picks – and neither picked a 1-seed to cut down the nets.That being said, they did pick big programs. Bayless took a shot on 4-seed Kentucky relying on talent to make its way through the tournament. Bayless cited Tom Izzo’s experience, taking Michigan State. You can view the segment below.Do you agree with either? Or will another team be winning it all in early April?last_img read more

Radio Show Talks To Stars About Making A Difference

first_imgFor celebrities, philanthropy offers a chance to give back to society by opening their hearts and wallets. But who are some of the nation’s most charitable stars and what are their favorite causes?WIOD and WSBR radio personality Keith Singer’s new radio segment Making a Difference, offers high profile guests who are giving back to their communities an open mic to discuss their philanthropy and charitable involvement.Among his recent guests – Opera Singer Andrea Bocelli, Actor {celebrityChazz Palminteri}, Former NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning, Former NFL Quarterback Randall Cunningham, Actor Patrick Dempsey, the late Comedienne Joan Rivers and Philanthropist Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Best Buddies International.During the month of February, join Singer for a series of exclusive interviews with top celebrities who have made an indelible mark on the entertainment and media landscape. On his special radio segment Making a Difference, Keith will feature interviews with legendary Media Personality & Emmy and Peabody award winning host Larry King, (a media innovator in his prime). King will discuss two charities he supports, The Larry King Cardiac Foundation established in 1988 after King’s quintuple bypass heart surgery and the Catskill Resort Museum Project.On February 22nd at 10:45 am on 610 WIOD, Singer interviewed Actor and Impersonator Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men and The Usual Suspects), who is performing with Comedian Richard Lewis (Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO), February 27th at a Catskill Resort Museum Fundraiser. The event, at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, is being billed as “A Hilarious Night of Comedy.” Proceeds support the Catskill Resort Museum Project, a 501c3 organization.On Monday February 23, on 740 WSBR, Actor Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects, The Bronx Tale) discusses his charity The Child Reach Foundation as well as his Play, A Bronx Tale which debuts at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, in South Florida on February 26th.And rounding out the February interviews on Making A Difference, is retired NBA pro Shane Battier, who shares details about the charity near and dearest to his heart, The Battier Take Charge Foundation. Airdate TBA.Keith Singer hosts the radio show Prosper With Keith Singer on 610 #WIOD & WSBR Radio and is the owner of Singer Wealth Management, a full service money management firm in Boca Raton.Learn more about Keith Singer and Making a Difference here.last_img read more

Sun Life expects 200M onetime charge in Q4 due to US tax

first_imgTORONTO – Sun Life Financial Inc. says it will take a $200-million charge related to U.S. tax reform when it reports its fourth-quarter results.The company says the one-time hit is due to the impact of the tax changes on actuarial liabilities, deferred tax assets and liabilities and a one-time tax charge on deemed repatriation of foreign earnings.Late last year, the U.S. cut its corporate income tax rate to 21 per cent, from 35 per cent, as part of an overhaul of its tax laws.The move is expected to lift future earnings, but it also reduced the value of deferred tax assets held on company balance sheets, prompting firms to recognize one-time charges related to the change.Sun Life (TSX:SLF) estimates that it expects the lower tax rate in the U.S. will mean that the tax expense included in its 2018 underlying net income will fall by approximately $130 million.The company is expected to report its fourth-quarter results on Feb. 14.last_img read more

TVA announces solar installations being built for Facebook

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee and Alabama will get their largest solar power projects yet, to supply a Facebook data centre with 100 per cent renewable energy.Officials with the Tennessee Valley Authority announced an agreement with two developers to build the electricity providers.John Bradley, TVA’s senior vice-president of Economic Development, said Friday that First Solar in Colbert County, Alabama and NextEra Energy Resources in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will produce 377 megawatts between them to supply Facebook’s data centre in Huntsville, Alabama.Doug Perry, TVA vice-president of Commercial Energy Solutions, says the federal utility plans on investing $8 billion in renewable energy over the next 20 years.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgThe Canadian Press Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down six cents, or 3.11 per cent to $1.87 on 22.5 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up $1.06, or 2.56 per cent, to $42.44 on 19.7 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up 17 cents, or 8.5 per cent, to $2.17 on 11 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 30 cents, or 4.03 per cent, to $7.14 on 9.1 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Gold. Down 28 cents, or 6.76 per cent, to $3.86 on 8.1 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up one cent, or 0.05 per cent, to $19.52 on 7.8 million shares. Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,264.06, down 152.83 points).center_img Companies reporting major news:Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Down $2.48 or 15 per cent to $14. Home Capital Group says Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is reducing its stake in the mortgage lender to less than 10 per cent. Buffett’s investment firm helped restore confidence in the lender following accusations that it misled investors by acquiring a nearly 20-per-cent stake in Home Capital in 2017. Buffett says with the full repayment of the $2 billion credit line, Berkshire’s investment in Home Capital is now not of a size to justify the firm’s ongoing involvement.Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Down $1.12 or 1.2 per cent to $92.68. Royal Bank is denying a report that it was able to read, write and delete users’ messages on the social networking website Facebook. The New York Times has published a story claiming Facebook gave RBC, along with Spotify and Netflix, the ability to see private messages between its users. RBC says it was given permission to send messages to Facebook users from 2013 to 2015 when it offered a mobile app service that enabled customers to send money to their friends through the social network. It says it did not have the ability to see users’ messages.last_img read more

Construction continues at Centennial Park

first_imgCity staff remind residents this continues to be an active construction area, and there is no public access availableThe budget for the project was $5.5 million for the redevelopment of the park to facilitate a new permanent stage, picnic shelter, a pedestrian walkway, formal garden, washroom, and two playgrounds.To view more on Capital Projects, CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN. B.C. – The staff of the City of Fort St. John are reminding residents of the ongoing construction at the Centennial Park.Within the next few weeks, crews will be moving into phase 2, which will see the west portion under construction and the east section open for use, shares staff of the City.To prepare for the move, city staff share the Grounds Department have been removing plants from the Formal Gardens for use in other areas of the city.last_img read more

Taapsee wants to learn pole dancing from Jacqueline

first_imgMumbai: Actor Taapsee Pannu says she wants to learn pole dancing from her Judwaa 2 co-star Jacqueline Fernandez. She said this on a talk show recently. Asked what would she do if Jacqueline was her neighbour, Taapsee said: “I think we’ll be working out together, she works out really crazy. I don’t mind learning pole dancing from her. I know I’ll be horrible at it but I really want to work out with her,” she added. The actor wants to be filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s best friend. “I want to be his best friend and tag along to fancy Hollywood parties. It is my ultimate desire to attend Hollywood parties,” she said. Taapsee worked with Kashyap in Manmarziyaan and is working with him again in a supernatural thriller. At the moment, Taapsee is busy with Saand Ki Aankh, which also features Bhumi Pednekar. It is based on old sharpshooters – Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar. Chandro, 87, and Prakashi, 82, are from Uttar Pradesh’s Johri village and reportedly took up sharpshooting in their 50s. Chandro, fondly called shooter ‘dadi’, is among the world’s oldest female sharpshooters. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Saand Ki Aankh also features Prakash Jha and Vicky Kadian in pivotal roles.last_img read more