Neb. volunteer firefighter shot at fire scene

first_imgThe incident began about 4:30 p.m. when a Horseshoe Lake resident called to report a neighbor who was burning without a permit. Full Story: Horseshoe Lake man shoots Ashland firefighter Rodger Alley, a longtime member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department, was shot in the arm by Stanley Bjorkman, a resident of Horseshoe Lake. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center where he was treated and released. ASHLAND, Neb. A Horseshoe Lake man shot and injured an Ashland firefighter and was shot by a State Patrol SWAT team after a two hour standoff on Wednesday. Injuries are non-life threatening, suspect shot by police after two-hour stand-off Horseshoe Lake is a residential area near Wildlife Safari Park and Interstate 80 in Cass County. Bjorkman, 58, was burning leaves in an open area at his home at 1091 Smitty Lane at the entrance to the peninsula at Horseshoe Lake. With winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour, Bjorkman’s neighbor, Doug Peters, called the Cass County Sheriff’s Department to report the fire. Peters is the public works director for the City of Ashland.last_img read more

Farmington Hills clerk’s office announces election hours

first_imgThe Farmington Hills City Clerk’s Office this week announced extended hours for business related to the August 4 Primary Election.Located inside City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd., the office is normally open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Additional hours include:Monday, July 20-Thursday, July 23 – 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.Monday, July 27-Thursday, July 30 – 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.Saturday, August 1 – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.To learn more, call 248-871-2410.The Clerk’s office also released this video to clarify information about Absent Voter ballots, which started going out in the mail this week:There’s still time to request a ballot. Visit fhgov.com to learn more. Reported by jonihubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Colin Kaepernick rejects “celebration of white supremacy” on 4th of July in moving message

first_img LIVE TV When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.We have the right to fight back!Rest in Power George Floyd— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 28, 2020 Sujay Chakraborty Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been one of the leading faces amid the ongoing anti-racism movement in the United States. The civil rights activist, who exited the NFL in 2017 after his controversial protests throughout the 2016 season, issued a strong statement on the 4th of July.Also Read | Colin Kaepernick Black Lives Matter: LeBron James Urges NFL, Roger Goodell To Issue Apology To KaepernickColin Kaepernick 4th of July messageThe former NFL star rejected the idea of celebrating America’s independence, slamming the idea of ‘celebration of white supremacy’. The quarterback took to Twitter to share his message on the 4th of July, drawing attention to the more pressing concerns of racial injustice against the African-Americans. Colin Kaepernick highlighted the ‘criminalisation, dehumanisation, brutalisation’ of the minority community for centuries in the North American nation and demanded “liberation for all”. The Colin Kaepernick 4th of July message was accompanied by a video of actor James Earl Jones reciting Frederick Douglass’ renowned speech ‘What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?’ A series of shocking events in the dark racial history of America was shown in the footage.  SUBSCRIBE TO US As mentioned above, Colin Kaepernick garnered national attention for his protests during the 2016 NFL season. The quarterback opted against standing during the national anthem as a sign of protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the US. While he has been away from the NFL for three years now, the recent Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd has brought his ‘Take a Knee’ protest back in contention. Also Read | Colin Kaepernick Knee Protests: Kaepernick Unveiled As Medium Board Member, Will Work On Uplifting Community VoicesColin Kaepernick was among the numerous athletes to voice his opinion on the recent protests. He even started a fund to raise money for legal representation of the protesters arrested in Minneapolis through his Know Your Rights Camp.  COMMENT Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 6th July, 2020 10:22 IST Colin Kaepernick Rejects “celebration Of White Supremacy” On 4th Of July In Moving Message Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter to reject the idea of celebrating white supremacy on the 4th of July. The QB highlighted America’s history of racism. Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/YCD2SYlgv4— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2020 First Published: 6th July, 2020 10:22 IST WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Colin Kaepernick 4th of July: Religious Leaders To Invoke Frederick Douglass On July 4thAs per reports, more than 15 million people have participated in the Black Lives Matter movement, which is widely recognised as one of the biggest civil rights movement in recent history. NFL has taken a pro-active stance in dealing with racism within the league. Roger Goodell released a video message last month where he admitted that the league was wrong not to listen to players about racism. Goodell even said he is encouraging teams to sign Colin Kaepernick. Also Read | Megan Rapinoe Lauds Colin Kaepernick Knee Movement In Response To Fellow NSWL Players Kneeling(Image Credits: AP) FOLLOW USlast_img read more