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Savannah: rental market surges in price, plummets in inventory

Savannah: rental market surges in price, plummets in inventory

By Zoe Nicholson, Savannah Morning News, Ga. (TNS) Troy Warren for SavannahNewsAndTalk.Com Jul. 27—Lili Ugarriza was running out of time and luck. She found out a month ago the Ardsley Park house she’d been renting for the past year was going to increase $900 a month in price. She said she tried to extend the lease until December, but her landlord declined. Then, Ugarriza got a text: she had 60 days to move out. Since mid-June, the Colombia native has been in a mad dash to find a place for her and her partner to live. Showings are canceled within 45…
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Indianapolis: FedEx shooter not racially motivated

Indianapolis: FedEx shooter not racially motivated

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for IndianapolisNewsAndTalk.Com INDIANAPOLIS — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at an Indianapolis FedEx warehouse in April acted alone and was not racially or ethnically motivated, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon Scott Hole, 19, used the April 15 attack as an act of “suicidal murder” and believed he would “demonstrate his masculinity and capability” while fulfilling a final desire to experience killing people, Indianapolis police and federal authorities said during a news conference. Eight employees, including four members of the city’s Sikh community, were killed in the attack and five others were injured, police said. Police said…
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Huntsville: Police on lookout for stolen Chick-fil-A delivery car

Huntsville: Police on lookout for stolen Chick-fil-A delivery car

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for HuntsvilleNewsAndTalk.Com HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Police in north Alabama are seeking the public’s help in finding a Chick-fil-A delivery vehicle that was stolen from a restaurant. The white 2020 Kia Soul was stolen from a Chick-fil-A on South Memorial Parkway on Friday, Huntsville police said.     The restaurant has two identical Kia Souls. The one that was stolen has a large Chick-fil-A logo on it and Alabama tag 47A5R36, police said. Police posted photos of the vehicle on social media and are asking anyone with information to contact them. Georgia-based Chick-fil-A has more than 2,400 restaurants…
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Phoenix: Why chefs and bartenders from top Phoenix restaurants are going solo with pop-ups

Phoenix: Why chefs and bartenders from top Phoenix restaurants are going solo with pop-ups

Andi Berlin | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for PhoenixNewsAndTalk.Com   A man in a shark costume is moonwalking in front of a barking dog. It's industry night at the Golden Pineapple in Tempe and the "Beach Boys" pop-up event, organized by Sink or Swim, feels more like a concert than a dinner. The bar is packed when I arrive. People are throwing beach balls. There's an unmanned merch table at the front door filled with stickers, homemade hot sauces, tortillas and $20 T-shirts. There's also a photo of the organizers, two mixologists who've stood behind some of Phoenix's top bars, posing with bartender friends in silly shark hats and Hawaiian leis. I recognize…
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Chandler: ABC15 journalist hospitalized after multi-vehicle crash involving Chandler police shooting

Chandler: ABC15 journalist hospitalized after multi-vehicle crash involving Chandler police shooting

Perry Vandell | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for ChandlerNewsAndTalk.Com   A journalist with ABC15 and his wife were hospitalized after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash caused by a man fleeing Chandler police in an RV on Saturday evening. Police say 32-year-old Arnold Serrano fled from officers who were responding to a trespassing call around 8 p.m. before plowing into five other vehicles at the intersection of Frye and Dobson roads.  Andy Ramirez and his wife, Norma, suffered serious injuries, according to a GoFundMe for them. Anita Helt, the station's vice president and general manager, told The Arizona Republic on Tuesday that…
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Atlanta: Why do we need to mask up now?

Atlanta: Why do we need to mask up now?

By Tim Darnell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com CDC now calls for indoor masks even among vaccinated in certain areas The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the coronavirus is fueling infection surges. So, what is the difference between this week and a few weeks ago, when no mask recommendations were in place? The CDC’s new mask policy does not recommend all vaccinated people again begin wearing masks indoors, only those vaccinated living in “an…
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Fort Lauderdale: Death from 1985 shaken baby case leads to murder charge

Fort Lauderdale: Death from 1985 shaken baby case leads to murder charge

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for FortLauderdaleNewsAndTalk.Com FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Babysitter Terry McKirchy got a light sentence 36 years ago after pleading no contest to attempted murder for shaking 5-month-old Benjamin Dowling so severely that he suffered permanent brain damage — weekends in jail for three months and three years probation. But now McKirchy is facing a possible life sentence after a Florida medical examiner says Dowling succumbed to those injuries when he died in 2019 at the age of 35 after a life with severe mental and physical disabilities. A Broward County grand jury recently indicted McKirchy, 59,…
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Los Angeles: LA Fire Department accused of covering up high-ranking official’s behavior

Los Angeles: LA Fire Department accused of covering up high-ranking official’s behavior

By Tribune News Service Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com LOS ANGELES — In May, as the Los Angeles Fire Department was battling the Palisades blaze, Chief Ralph Terrazas received a report that his top administrative commander appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty at the agency’s headquarters, where he was overseeing its operations center, the Los Angeles Times has learned. LAFD rules require agency officials to deal promptly with employees suspected of being under the influence, but records and interviews show that the complaint about Chief Deputy Fred Mathis’ condition was not filed for three days,…
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Atlanta: CDC to issue new indoor mask guidelines as delta variant surges in USA

Atlanta: CDC to issue new indoor mask guidelines as delta variant surges in USA

By Tim Darnell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com   Obama’s CDC chief: U.S. could soon see 200K new COVID cases The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly expected to recommend some vaccinated people should wear masks indoors again, as the coronavirus’ highly contagious delta variant continues surging among U.S. unvaccinated populations. The recommendations, first reported by The New York Times, are expected to be announced at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday during a CDC media briefing. CBS News has also confirmed the CDC will recommend masks for vaccinated Americans in indoor settings.   “I hope the CDC doesn’t impose…
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Goodyear: What’s coming to Goodyear’s Ballpark Village? For now, a lot of apartments

Goodyear: What’s coming to Goodyear’s Ballpark Village? For now, a lot of apartments

Taylor Seely | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for GoodYearNewsAndTalk.Com   When Goodyear city leaders first pitched Goodyear Ballpark some 14 years ago, visions of an idyllic, mini-city nestled into the West Valley suburb of then 65,000 residents swirled with excitement. Pedestrians would walk to and from restaurants and shops before or after a spring-training game. Out-of-staters could stay at their choice of hotels just a short walk away. Locals interested in a more urban lifestyle could purchase a trendy townhome or rent an apartment. Maybe parks and brunch spots would come later.  The "ancillary" businesses would be "just as important as the baseball itself," then-Mayor Jim Cavanaugh…
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