Lake County prosecutors charge father of alleged Highland Park parade shooter with felonies for sponsoring son’s FOID card
Robert Crimo Jr., faces one count one for each person killed in the July 4 attack. Felony reckless conduct has maximum penalty of three years in prison, but probation is also an option.chicagotribune.com
GOP lawmakers ask Illinois State Police for more details on how it handled report on alleged Highland Park shooter
Republican state lawmakers are pushing Illinois State Police for a more detailed account of how the agency handled a report from local police about the man who would allegedly go on to commit a deadly mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade.chicagotribune.com
Paralyzed Highland Park Shooting Victim, 8, Is ‘Hopeless’ and ‘in Constant Pain,’ Family Says
via GoFundMeIn the wake of the Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting, the story of 8-year-old Cooper Roberts’ survival was embraced by many following updates on the boy’s recovery.And more than a month after the massacre, Roberts is long out of intensive care—but his family says he is now in “constant pain” and “hopeless, sad, and angry” at the realization he is paralyzed.In a sobering and gut-wrenching statement released Tuesday, the Roberts family said they want people to see the unews.yahoo.com
Alleged Highland Park July 4 parade shooter indicted on 117 felony charges
Crimo, 21, already faced seven counts of first-degree murder for the shootings. The indictments announced Wednesday add an additional 14 counts of first-degree murder for a total of 21 — three counts for each of the seven people killed.chicagotribune.com
SW Virginia flood damages homes, prompts rescues
Flooding in remote southwest Virginia has damaged more than 100 homes and left some 40 people unaccounted for, authorities said Wednesday. Many of the people may be in areas that are difficult to reach, and no deaths or injuries were reported. (July 14)news.yahoo.com
Cooper Roberts, an 8-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down after being wounded at the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park, is back to critical condition. He's the son of Zion Elementary School District 6 Superintendent Keely Roberts, who was at the parade with Cooper and his twin brother Luke, when shooting erupted. All three were shot.chicagotribune.com
Extended moment of silence marks a week since Highland Park shooting: ‘For us, this will be like Sept. 11 was for New York’
A crowd of more than 450 people stood in downtown Highland Park going silent without any signal at 10:14 a.m., which is when the shooting started a week before, paying its respects to those killed and injured and comforting each other.chicagotribune.com
A week later, Highland Park residents gather at services and memorials to reflect on shooting that ‘created a thread to connect us’
Across Highland Park on Sunday, residents gathered for religious services and memorials, reflecting on the senseless loss of seven lives during a Fourth of July parade last week.chicagotribune.com
As Highland Park sits in the national spotlight, its residents want you to know a few things
On the Fourth of July, a gunman killed and wounded dozens during the holiday parade in Highland Park, a suburb on the North Shore of Chicago. In the days following the tragedy, it was portrayed in some of the news coverage as a gentle Mayberry, international press fixed affluent to its name and front pages somehow imagined a utopia. But Highland Park has never been a monolithic place.chicagotribune.com
Highland Park parade shooter posted anti-Asian, anti-Black sentiments days before July 4 massacre
Robert Crimo, the 21-year-old man who opened fire and killed multiple people during the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, posted anti-Asian and anti-Black sentiments days before the incident. During the investigation, authorities unearthed some of Crimo’s past online activity, including his posts on Documenting Reality, a forum where members share graphic images and videos of death and gore.news.yahoo.com
Highland celebrates Fourth of July with annual parade, fireworks
Little Miss Kylee Lightner and Little Master Easton Lightner make a royal procession in Highland’s Fourth of July parade. (Recorder photo by Connor Minnigh) The Beverage Clan is an annual fixture in the Blue Grass Ruritan Club’s Fourth of July parade, held Monday. (Recorder photos by Connor Minnigh)The Highland County Maple Queen and hertherecorderonline.com
Belongings left behind after Highland Park parade shooting
Those attending Highland Park's Fourth of July parade left behind many personal items in the rush to flee the scene. Their belongings are slowly being released by law enforcement as their investigation of Monday's mass shooting continues.chicagotribune.com
More than 300 have sought counseling offered by Highland Park area school districts after parade mass shooting
In the wake of the July 4 mass shooting which claimed the lives of seven people in Highland Park, Township High School District 113 provided counseling services to more than 300 students, staff and community members.chicagotribune.com
Disney resort alleged rape: Florida man seen on security camera forcing himself on woman by hotel bar: police
A man from Florida is charged with raping a woman near the bar at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort the night after security had to separate him and his wife after a fight at the hotel.news.yahoo.com
Highland Park mayor: People said they could tell by looking at mass shooting victims which were unlikely to survive based on 'unbelievable violence' they endured
Seven people have died as a result of the mass shooting that occurred in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday. Dozens more are injured.news.yahoo.com
Suspect charged in Highland Park shooting
The man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder for opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including two high-powered rifles, despite authorities being called to his home twice in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide. (July 5)news.yahoo.com
Doctor says Fourth of July shooting victims were ‘blown up’ from gunfire
A doctor at the scene of the shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., said the victims were “blown up” from the gunfire, causing “unspeakable” injuries. David Baum and his wife Debra Baum attended the parade to see their grandson march with a toy lawnmower. David told CNN’s John Berman on…news.yahoo.com
Highland Park parade-goer mistook gunshots for fireworks until a 13-year-old who had done active shooter drills realized what was happening and hit the ground 'sobbing'
The Highland Park shooting witness told CNN he "stood for another like couple of seconds in disbelief because I didn't see the carnage."news.yahoo.com
Brittney Griner’s wife calls for White House to do more to free WNBA star held in Russia
Basketball star Brittney Griner sent a letter to President Biden, after 138 days of detention in Russia following her arrest on accusation of attempted drug smuggling. Griner's wife, Cherelle, joins “CBS Mornings” to share how the WNBA star is doing, and what she wants the Biden administration to do to free Brittney.news.yahoo.com
Netflix’s ‘Girl in the Picture’ Is the Most Twisted True-Crime Documentary of the Year
NetflixThere’s so much crazy and evil in the world that streaming platforms will never run out of material for true crime documentaries. Girl in the Picture (July 6) is the latest chapter in Netflix’s never-ending investigation into all things depressing, shameful and baffling, recounting a jaw-dropping saga of kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, and multiple identities that piles twist upon outrageous twist. What it tells us about mankind’s penchant for wretchedness won’t open anyone’s eyes, butnews.yahoo.com
Victims of the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park
A mass shooting during the Highland Park Independence Day parade now claimed the lives of seven people and left some two dozen others injured, ranging in age from 8 to 85 years old. Authorities have identified six of the seven dead as: Katherine Goldstein, 64, of Highland Park; Irina McCarthy, 35, of Highland Park; Kevin McCarthy, 37, of Highland Park; Jacquelyn “Jacki” Sundheim, 63, of Highland Park; Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78, of Morelos, Mexico and Stephen Straus, 88, of Highland Park.chicagotribune.com
Liam Hendriks calls out gun laws after Highland Park shootings. ‘The access to the weaponry ... totally needs to change,’ Chicago White Sox closer says.
The Chicago White Sox consulted with Major League Baseball before deciding to play Monday's game. Sox closer Liam Hendriks called for gun reform before the game.chicagotribune.com
What exactly was Mark Zuckerberg riding in that viral Fourth of July video?
If you’ve been scrolling around on social media this month, then you may have noticed that over the Fourth of July weekend, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was riding on some sort of wakeboard on a lake with an American flag in tow.
Sorry Virginians, there will be no coronavirus restriction changes before Labor Day
ROANOKE, Va. Given spikes seen in parts of the country after Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, no coronavirus restrictions changes will be made ahead of the upcoming holiday weekend. Were seeing cases trend up, said Northam, when talking about the Southwest Virginia region. Virginia Department of Health map of regions and districts (Virginia Department of Health)On Tuesday, Radford reported 68 new cases. In the past two weeks, the city has seen an increase of about 577% in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, seeing 398 new cases in that time frame. As of Tuesday, there have been 121,615 coronavirus cases in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest welcomes visitors for Fourth of July
FOREST, Va. – Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, one of Central Virginia’s strongest ties to the founding fathers, welcomed Independence Day visitors in a different way this year because of covid-19. Poplar Forest guests could still tour the Third President’s former home, but tours were limited to ten people at a time. Everyone at Poplar Forest had to wear a mask, and the museum organized several outdoor activities to keep people at a distance. “A couple of weeks ago, we were very worried that we wouldn’t be able to do anything,” Massie said. However, the house did not open to the public until Independence Day 1986.
’It’s time to start owning some stuff’: Lynchburg Black Lives Matter rally touches on Black financial independence
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg’s Black Lives Matter chapter did not take a day off for the Fourth of July. Instead, it invited people to Miller Park for a discussion about Black independence. About a hundred people came to the rally, many of whom wore black in solidarity with the cause. “We possess so much strength, wisdom and knowledge,” said Glover-Tucker, while quoting a fellow Black Lives Matter Lynchburg member who recently passed away. “In our community, it’s time to start owning some stuff.”Hobson said home ownership is especially important because renting leaves communities at risk of displacement.
17 places to watch fireworks in Southwest, Central Virginia this 4th of July weekend
Many places cited coronavirus guidelines on social distancing as the reason for canceling. With that being said, there are still places this 4th of July weekend you’ll be able to watch fireworks light up the night’s sky. They’re set to begin at 9:30 p.m.Pearisburg: While Mountain Lake couldn’t host this year’s fireworks due to social distancing requirements, the fireworks show has been moved. Covington: The Covington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting fireworks at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Jackson River Sports Complex. Know about an upcoming fireworks display that’s not included on this list?
Wytheville to host first ever Independence Illumination, July 4th decoration tour
“It was very sad to me because I love the 4th of July,” said Amy Wickham, Wytheville resident. “We’ve tried to stay away from the name “Christmas in July” and we went with the name “Independence Illumination.” I thought that sounded really grand,” said Wickham. The first ever Independence Illumination will officially start Friday, July 3rd and run through Sunday, July 5th, giving families something to do this holiday while social distancing. I’m hoping that we’ll have such a great response that it will become an annual event for the town of Wytheville. If you would like to learn more about Independence Illumination, click here.
Narrows moves ahead with 4th of July fireworks
Narrows, Va. – Fireworks are on in Narrows this Fourth of July. The towns firework committee announced the “drive-in” show this week. The Independence Day show kicks off at 9:45 p.m. According to the committee, the best viewing locations are:Most of the high school hill areaNHS parking lotAll businesses along 460 ( please note it is illegal to park in the median )Farmers Market - Center StreetDuck Pond - Mill Pond FieldDue to the global coronavirus pandemic, you are asked to stay around your car to prevent large gatherings and the spread of the virus. The show is put together on behalf of Narrows Parks & Recreation and Narrows Firework committee.
Blacksburg, Christiansburg will still launch fireworks this Fourth of July
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – While many locations have decided to not launch fireworks this Fourth of July, that’s not the case in Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Christiansburg detailsIn Christiansburg, the fireworks show will begin at about 9:15 p.m. from a property off Peppers Ferry Road. Blacksburg detailsBlacksburg’s fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. from the old Blacksburg High School property on Patrick Henry Drive. If it does rain, fireworks will not be rescheduled. Anyone in either town who is planning to watch fireworks from their car is encouraged to stay in their vehicles during the show.
Portland shelters, animal hospital busy after the Fourth
CNN image(KPTV) - PORTLAND, Oregon -- Its a busy couple days for animal shelters and hospitals, as they care for more sick and stray pets from the Fourth of July. This Fourth of July they cared for 87 animals Thursday alone, compared to their 61 patients on an average day. We checked in with shelters in the area who also had quite a few lost pets. And Multnomah County Animal Services took in 21. As for this weekend, Multnomah County Animal Services will be waiving impound and board fees through Sunday as long as the pet is picked up by Tuesday.
Man arrested for pretending to be officer, pulling over deputy
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - A Hillsborough County, Florida deputy sheriff arrested a 35-year-old man on Fourth of July after being accused of pretending to be a law enforcement officer. Hastings told him "he was a law enforcement officer and his credentials were at the office." He told the deputy he could follow him back to the "station" so he could obtain and show him his credentials. Shortly after exiting on Branch Forbes, Hastings was stopped by a Hillsborough County deputy, where he was detained while they interviewed the off-duty deputy. No handcuffs or firearms were located in the vehicle," the Sheriff's Office said.
Children celebrate Fourth by reading to pets
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. - This Fourth of July has been all about fireworks, good food and good books for some children in Franklin County. Dozens of children spent part of their holiday reading to cats and dogs at the Franklin County Humane Society. "I think it's a good experience for the children," said Anita Scott, director of the Franklin County Humane Society. "If you're struggling, if you're a new reader, if you're learning, reading to pets is a really excellent opportunity to learn, and it's beneficial both ways," sad Jennifer Fleisher, a volunteer. Thursday's program not only gave children a chance to practice reading; volunteers hoped it would also help calm the animals before all of the noise from Fourth of July fireworks.
World War II veteran crosses country on foot for second time
Over the course of two years and 10 months, over 2,631 miles, he crossed the country on foot, running from California to Georgia. At age 95, the World War II veteran has decided to do it again. He's clocked 175 miles into his second coast-to-coast trek, which he began in March when he left from Georgia's St. Simons Island. He hopes to run 13 miles a week through grueling heat or freezing cold for as long as he can. As he runs, the Navy veteran is raising funds to sail a restored World War II tanker to Normandy for a D-Day anniversary, a feat that he says will cost millions.
Happy Birthday, Malia Obama! First Daughter Turns 21 on Fourth of July
America's wasn't the only birthday celebrated on the Fourth of July, as first daughter Malia Obama turned 21 on Thursday. Former President Barack Obama took to social media to wish his and first lady Michelle Obama's oldest daughter happy birthday. "Happy Fourth of July, everybody! This is always a great day in the Obama family: a chance to celebrate America and Malia's birthday, too," Obama wrote on Twitter. That same year, her father spoke of the bittersweet moment of dropping her off to begin her college career.