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Gonzaga University suspends Hall of Famer John Stockton’s season tickets over his defiance of Covid-19 mask mandate

Gonzaga University suspends Hall of Famer John Stockton’s season tickets over his defiance of Covid-19 mask mandate

Gonzaga University has suspended season tickets for one of its most notable alumni and Hall of Fame basketball player John Stockton after he refused to comply with the school’s mask mandates at games, he said in an interview with The Spokesman-Review in Washington. The former Utah Jazz point guard confirmed the school suspended his tickets…MORE

An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed by stray bullet in Chicago

An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed by stray bullet in Chicago

Police are investigating the death of an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a stray bullet over the weekend in Chicago. Melissa Ortega was walking with a guardian on Saturday afternoon when they heard gunshots, according to police. Investigators say the guardian discovered that the child had been struck in the head by…MORE

Georgia state investigators probe fatal shooting by off-duty deputy

Georgia state investigators probe fatal shooting by off-duty deputy

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said it is investigating after a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man near the deputy’s Atlanta house. Just before midnight on Saturday, a Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy was returning home from work when he received a notification from his doorbell video showing a man breaking into his home…MORE

East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent
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East Coast Hockey League suspends player indefinitely after alleged racist gesture toward Black opponent

The East Coast Hockey League suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta indefinitely after he allegedly made a racist gesture toward South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban during Saturday’s game, the league announced. A hearing is to take place between the league and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association. In a statement Sunday, Icemen CEO Andy Kaufmann…MORE

New York’s response to violent incidents will include reinstating plainclothes officer unit, mayor says
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New York’s response to violent incidents will include reinstating plainclothes officer unit, mayor says

New York Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday outlined how the city will respond following a series of high-profile violent incidents, including a shooting Friday that left one police officer dead and another fighting for his life. The city will “immediately” reinstate a “newer version of modified plainclothes anti-gun unit,” Adams told CNN’s Dana Bash on…MORE

USPS will issue a forever stamp honoring the Black Native sculptor Edmonia Lewis
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USPS will issue a forever stamp honoring the Black Native sculptor Edmonia Lewis

The US Postal Service will issue a forever stamp Wednesday honoring Edmonia Lewis, the Black Native artist whose 19th century marble sculptures gained her international acclaim and are now held by the Smithsonian. “As the first African American and Native American sculptor to earn international recognition, Edmonia Lewis challenged social barriers and assumptions about artists…MORE

She found a $3 million lottery prize in her spam folder
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She found a $3 million lottery prize in her spam folder

Your email spam folder isn’t all junk mail. Laura Spears of Oakland County, Michigan, can attest to that, as she recently discovered a $3 million lottery prize sitting in hers. The lucky winner had purchased a Mega Millions ticket on the Michigan Lottery website for the December 31, 2021, drawing. She matched five numbers to…MORE

Start your week smart: Sinema, Kohl’s, Pandemic, Wildfire, NFL playoffs
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Start your week smart: Sinema, Kohl’s, Pandemic, Wildfire, NFL playoffs

Did you know about 40% of American households buy a car every year? That’s quite a statistic, especially with car prices being so high. They’re supposed to ease soon, but don’t expect them to return to pre-pandemic levels. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was •…MORE

Two years into the pandemic, Yale’s ‘happiness’ course is more popular than ever
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Two years into the pandemic, Yale’s ‘happiness’ course is more popular than ever

When Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos witnessed the severity of the depression, anxiety and stress her students were facing, she decided to do something about it. Her “happiness” course — which she began teaching live in 2018 — became Yale’s most popular class in over 300 years, according to the university. But when the coronavirus…MORE

A Houston-area deputy who trained and mentored others was killed during a traffic stop, constable says
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A Houston-area deputy who trained and mentored others was killed during a traffic stop, constable says

A Texas deputy constable “was brutally murdered” during a traffic stop for no apparent reason, authorities said. Charles Galloway, 47, was a 12-year veteran and a field training officer, Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap said Sunday morning. Galloway was making a traffic stop on a newer-model, white Toyota Avalon around 12:24 a.m. (1:24…MORE

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FRIDAY JANUARY 21,2022

MARTHA STEWART dated ANTHONY HOPKINS in the ’90s, but she dumped him because she couldn’t get over his performance as Hannibal Lecter.  She said, quote, “All I could think of was him eating, you know . . .”    “Playboy” issued a response to mounting criticism of HUGH HEFNER and the way he treated its…

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022

The L.A. Zoo received over $75,000 in donations on Monday in recognition of BETTY WHITE’s 100th birthday.  Donors included the Walt Disney Company, Pink’s Hot Dogs, and Madame Tussauds Hollywood.  Betty was a board member, donor, and honorary zookeeper ALEC BALDWIN is being sued by the family of one of the Marines killed during the…