Man accused of shooting a cook in resta San Francisco
Man accused of shooting a cook in restaurant for telling him to wear a mask in Aurora
Authorities said that a man was arrested for shooting a Waffle House employee because he was asked to wear a mask inside the restaurant by the employee.
Kelvin Watson, 27, was arrested by the Aurora Police on a charge of first-degree on Monday.
According to the arrest affidavit, Watson came after midnight on Thursday in the restaurant, and the waitress asked her to wear a mask to get served. The restaurant was only offering carry-out service.
Then Watson returned with a mask in hands but did not put it on, and when he was again asked to wear the mask, he put a small gun on the counter and told the cook that he could "blow your brains out," said a witness in the affidavit.
The following night, Watson stepped in the restaurant and did not wear a mask again, and when he was again told that he would not be served, then he slapped the cook in the face. Then he shot the cook in the chest or abdomen outside of the restaurant as the cook ran to getaway. The cook was released on Friday afternoon from the hospital.
"We are deeply saddened and regret that this senseless act of violence occurred," Waffle House spokesperson Njeri Boss said.
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"Melon-headed Bandits" rob gas station
As per police reports, a robbery occurred at a gas station on May 5. Pictures reveal the suspects masked with eye holes cut-out watermelon.
WRIC reports officers were able to arrest one of the suspects- Justin M. Roger, 22 years old.
He's accused of wearing a veil in broad daylight while committing larceny and stealing alcohol being underage.
Authorities are searching for the second "watermelon head."
Caltrain struck trespasser in San Jose
An individual intruding on train tracks in San Jose was hit by the Caltrain Saturday morning. The individual was struck only south of the Capitol Station in San Jose.
The train was travelling south toward Gilroy, the office said.
There were no travellers on board when the accident happened and the office doesn't anticipate any deferrals.
The individual hit by the train has not been distinguished and it's hazy why they were on the tracks.
Tweet by Caltrain: “Locomotive JPBX909 has fatally struck an individual who was trespassing on the tracks just south of Capitol Station in San Jose. No passengers on board as the train was deadheading south toward Gilroy. No service delays expected.”
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MARKS WAS DRAWN ON GROUND TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN DOLORES PARK, SAN FRANCISCO
A photograph shows social distancing circles drawn on ground at San Francisco's Dolores Park.
Because of the coronavirus disease outbreak this was popular in many parks across the world.
It is a way to enjoy the outdoor activities while still going to practice social distance for visitors who come.
San Francisco registered more than twenty-one hundred reports of coronavirus as of Wednesday afternoon, and thirty-seven fatalities.
Virtual travel: “View from My Window” makes you travel the world in quarantine
Barbara Duriau had created a Facebook Page- View from My Window. This virtual platform allows millions of people to treat their eyes by viewing beautiful travel pictures.
Duriau was keen to know about the circumstances and reality across the world. She is a freelance graphic designer from Amsterdam, and in late March, she posted a picture showing the view from her window. When the lockdown started, she realized that everyone is stuck with the same view.
By a month after she created this page, more than two million people joined the page. This page has brought out stories of various people, and people share more than just their view.
Sarah Hill from Arrowbear Lake posted that she finds it interesting to look at pictures posted by others as she has travelled internationally with her husband. In mid-April, she posted a snowy landscape picture. Hill explained she wanted to post this as many would find this unique and would not expect to see in Southern California; she wanted to share her perspective from that little part of the world. Hill said her post got comments from individuals in Michigan right to Austria, and she's not the only one. Each upload receives uncountable comments from individuals everywhere throughout the world, sharing expressions of inspiration and support.
The creator, Duriau, expressed her will to publish a book with the pictures from this Facebook group, and she would donate the earnings for a social cause.
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High school football playoff expanded from 8 to 12 teams per region
High School Athletic Association Board of Directors had allowed a higher number of teams to compete for a state title next year under an extended high school playoff.
The board had the voting on Wednesday and decided that football playoffs will be expanded from 8 schools per region to 12 schools per region from the 2021 season.
In the first round, the top four seeds will not have to compete anymore till quarterfinal, and No. 12 seed will play at the No. 5 seed, No. 11 at No. 6, No. 10 at No. 7, and No. 9 at No. 8.
According to OHSAA, last year, 709 schools in Ohio played 11-man football. After the expansion, the total number of qualifier playoffs will increase to 336 from 224.
“We still have details to work out regarding the format and specific season dates, but this vote by the Board gives us the green light to finalize those details for 2021,” said Beau Rugg, Senior Director of Officiating and Sport Management for the OHSAA and the Association’s football administrator. “We are thankful for the Board’s support on this proposal, which will bring all the great things of playoff football to 112 additional schools and communities.”
The final in 2021 is expected to be held between Dec 2-5, as decided earlier.
Schools will still be permitted to play ten regular-season games.
Former state basketball player Mike Conley donates $200,000 to help medical staff and frontline workers
Mike Conley, a former Ohio State basketball player, had donated $200,000 to people who made him what he is now, those fighting with the pandemic.
He is currently Utah Jazz guard, and his donation "will address food insecurity, homelessness and remote learning needs exacerbated by COVID-19," according to the release from the team.
The donation from the player will be distributed among the Utah Food Bank in Salt Lake City, CodeCrew in Memphis, Tennessee; Community Shelter Board and the Columbus Urban League in Columbus, Ohio; the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation in Indianapolis; and the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church in West Helena, Arkansas.
Community Shelter Board would use the donation from the former Ohio State's player in Columbus by providing masks for every staff member and people in the homeless system. It will also be used to provide personal protective equipment to staff working at isolation centers and quarantine shelters for COVID-19.
The donation by Conley is a part of the "Acts of Caring" platform of NBA Together, aiming to make the NBA reach all the critically impacted parts of society due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conley won the NBA HORSE Challenge last month, which included a donation of $200,000 by State Farm to charities involved in Coronavirus response efforts on behalf of participants.