By Marcy de Luna Published 4:29 pm CST, Friday, January 4, 2019 Erica Simon joined KTRK-TV in November 2017 as a reporter and anchor. >>> Click through to see Twitter reactions to the negative comments about her weight gain during her pregnancy. less Erica Simon joined KTRK-TV in November 2017 as a reporter and anchor. >>> Click through to see Twitter reactions to the negative comments about her weight ... more Photo: File/Erica Simon Via Faceook Photo: File/Erica Simon Via Faceook Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Erica Simon joined KTRK-TV in November 2017 as a reporter and anchor. >>> Click through to see Twitter reactions to the negative comments about her weight gain during her pregnancy. less Erica Simon … [Read more...] about Pregnant TV anchor Erica Simon smacks down weight-shaming viewer comments
Minnesota’s new U.S. attorney, Erica MacDonald, carried a framed doodle by one of her sons to hang in the office where she cut her teeth as a federal prosecutor a decade ago. “My mom puts bad guys in jail and when she comes home we do laundry,” he wrote on the page. “That totally sums up any working woman who’s out there, right?” MacDonald said. MacDonald, just the fifth woman selected by President Donald Trump to be a U.S. attorney, also gives Minnesota its first presidentially appointed top federal prosecutor since Andrew Luger was forced out of the office in March 2017. The former Dakota County judge will now be charged with interpreting directives from the attorney general that have so far included guns, drugs and a revived pursuit of stronger mandatory sentences. In an interview with the Star Tribune last week, her first since being sworn in, MacDonald outlined a six-week target for developing her own list of federal criminal justice priorities … [Read more...] about Families not far from mind of new Minnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald
Three Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) alumni did everything together — from participating in student government in high school to attending the University of Florida, and finally becoming New Yorkers living on the Upper East Side. Now, they march together against gun violence at Manhattan’s March for Our Lives demonstration. “I pulled out my yearbook in the weeks after the [Parkland] shooting, looking at all the hair and really remembering what it was like to be at the school, to be with my friends,” Erica Kless, MSD class of ’99, said. Wearing an “MSD Strong Alumni” shirt and standing with two of her best friends — twins Kimberly and Lindsay Schneider — Kless lauded current MSD students for their activism and advocacy for gun control in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 dead. “I’m so glad that active participation continues to be a trend,” she said, adding that she was surprised at the quick pace with … [Read more...] about March for Our Lives attracts Marjory Stoneman Douglas alumni to ‘stand behind’ Parkland victims, activists
A day after hundreds of thousands of young people rallied across America for gun control, Pennsylvania Republican Rick Santorum said their time would be better spent learning CPR. Santorum, the former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, said Sunday that students concerned about gun violence in their schools should learn how to revive wounded people instead of asking lawmakers “to solve their problems.”RELATED STORY: Philly-area rallies draw tens of thousands, including Biden, LenoSantorum's remarks on CNN’s “State of the Union" came less than 24 hours after an estimated 200,000 people took part in the student-led March For Our Lives in Washington to say "Enough is Enough" and demanding stricter gun control laws. There were concurrent student rallies in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and other cities across the nation. “How about kids, instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem," he said, "do something about maybe taking CPR … [Read more...] about Santorum on CNN: Students should learn CPR instead of crusading for gun control
On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls to choose who they wanted to represent them on their local boards of education.Statewide, 530 school districts in the state held school election Tuesday with voters deciding who will fill the 1,590 open seats, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association. While most of the races were uncontested, with about 1.29 candidates per available seat, there were several local races to watch. Where have all the school board candidates gone?Atlantic County's unofficial election results as of 10:27 p.m., some of the last in the area to be updated on the county clerk's website, did not include write-in votes or mail-in ballots, which could play a role in the results. Results from Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties also did not include mail-in ballots, but did include write-ins.Egg Harbor TownshipIn one of the biggest races of Atlantic County, newcomers Amy Summer, Michelle Carney Ray-Yoder, and Tamika Gilbert-Floyd were the top vote-getters … [Read more...] about Who won a seat on South Jersey boards of education?