MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man accused of threatening a polling place on election day is facing several charges, including recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon. WISN-TV says 20-year-old Brandon Baker told police that he had planned to go the poll and "air it out." Baker appeared in court without an attorney and said he did not want a public defender. In addition to the threat, Baker allegedly shot multiple weapons off the roof of a residence, where officers found 31 shell casings. Police also found a handgun concealed in Baker's waistband and he told officers he had a gun in his jacket and in his backpack. Baker is also facing several drug-related charges. A judge says he may not be competent to stand trial and ordered an evaluation. … [Read more...] about Man faces several charges in alleged election day threat
By Neha Dasgupta NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution in India's capital hit "severe" on the air quality scale on Saturday, the New Delhi chief minister came under fire following reports he had left the city for an overseas family trip. For a second year the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has likened Delhi to a "gas chamber" because of the pollution. Seasonal burning of crop stubble and smoke from fireworks let off to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali on Nov. 7 have aggravated already high smog levels in the past few days from vehicle emissions, industrial gases and construction work. Local television news channels said Kejriwal had left the country on a private family trip to Dubai, triggering a backlash on social media and finger pointing on Twitter by the Delhi arm of India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Arvind Kejriwal cares about his family so much that he urgently booked tickets and ran away to Dubai with them as soon as … [Read more...] about As Delhi smog hits ‘severe’ level, city chief under fire after reports he is abroad
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Join us as we travel down this rabbit hole. ByCaity Weaver Nov. 10, 2018 Most Americans will go their entire lives without ever holding a piece of paper that is more than three times longer than a normal piece of paper, but of standard width. Try, for a moment, to envision such a sheet. Does the paper of your reckoning For New York voters in four of the city’s five boroughs on Tuesday, this Frankensteinian concept of ultralong paper was made manifest, as they were handed midterm election ballots measuring 34 inches in length, and far fewer problems reported there.) For reference, thirty-four inches is the number, from withers to paw, of what the American Kennel Club would classify as a show-worthy adult male Irish wolfhound, as well as the height of a three-story Barbie Dream House. Elsewhere in the country, … [Read more...] about Why Did New York City’s Electorate Submit Votes on a Piece of Paper Several Inches Longer Than a Page of the U.S. Constitution?
By Caleb Downs, mySanAntonio.com Published 7:06 am CST, Friday, November 9, 2018 More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed Friday as rain showers passed through the area. More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed Friday as rain showers passed through the area. Photo: Ken Branca More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed Friday as rain showers passed through the area. More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed Friday as rain showers passed through the area. Photo: Ken Branca More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed Friday as rain showers passed through the area. More than 20 streets in San Antonio and almost 30 in Bexar County were closed Friday as rain showers passed … [Read more...] about Several streets closed for flooding after storms pass through Bexar County
Nov 09, 7:30 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 11/09/18 AT 6:25 AM A toddler was left with bruises and cuts all over her body after being bitten by children 15 times at a soft play center in Seacroft, Leeds, England, recently.Seventeen-month-old Willow-Ivy Doherty suffered four bites to her face, two to her fingers, three to her back, several to her head, one each to her ear, shoulder, wrist and leg after two children attacked her in the toilet area of her play center last Friday.Her mother Becky said Wednesday that she heard another parent scream “Oh my God, whose baby is this?” She then saw a little boy, said to be around three-years-old, with “big smile on his face, with blood all around his mouth” post the incident.“She looks like she’s been savaged by a dog, not a child,” the single mother told Mirror.She said the children had to be … [Read more...] about Toddler Severely Bitten By Kids At Play Center, Left Scarred For Life