Seven-Year-Old Among 13 Killed in Weekend Shootings in Chicago

first_imgThe 7-year-old girl was fatally shot in the head while standing on the sidewalk at her grandmother’s house during a Fourth of July party around 7 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood, police said. Chicago police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting where a 7-year-old girl and a man were fatally shot in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP) The mayor added: “As a city, we must wrap our arms around our youth so they understand there’s a future for them that isn’t wrapped up in gun violence.” Suspects got out of a car and began shooting, police said. No one has been arrested. CHICAGO (AP) – At least 13 people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. At least 59 others were shot and wounded. A 32-year-old man was injured in the shooting and was in fair condition. The Chicago Sun-Times, citing police, said that seven of those injured in shootings were minors. Four others were injured; one was in critical condition and the other three were in fair condition, Ahern said. The four attackers fled the scene. No one was arrested. “Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Twitter late Saturday. At least 59 others shot and wounded In response to violence that has occurred since Memorial Day weekend, police said they would have 1,200 extra officers on the streets for this holiday weekend. Chicago police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting where a 7-year-old girl and a man were fatally shot in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP) The shootings this weekend that killed young people followed tragedy the weekend before when victims included a 1-year-old boy riding in a car with his mother and a 10-year-old girl who was inside her home when a bullet fired a block away pierced a window and struck her in the head as she sat on a couch. In one shooting, just before midnight Saturday, four males opened fire on a large gathering in the street in the Englewood neighborhood, police spokesman Tom Ahern said. Two males died at the scene and two more, including a 14-year-old boy, died at a hospital, Ahern said. All contents © copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bar honors Rep. Kerner

first_imgBar honors Rep. Kerner REP. DAVE KERNER, D-Palm Springs, center, was recently recognized by Bar leaders for his ongoing advocacy for the preservation of the judicial branch as a co-equal branch of government and his help to adequately fund the judiciary. Also pictured is Bar President-elect Ramón Abadin, left, and President Greg Coleman, right. February 1, 2015 Regular Newslast_img read more

Gary Cummings Named Executive Vice President and COO of FleetNet America, Inc.

first_imgCHERRYVILLE, NC — FleetNet America has promoted Gary Cummings to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2007. In this new position, Cummings will be responsible for all of FleetNet’s operations. Cummings is currently serving as FleetNet’s vice president – corporate services and will continue to oversee all information technology issues for the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement FleetNet America, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp., is a third-party vehicle maintenance company that coordinates scheduled and nonscheduled service to truck fleets, owner-operators, original equipment truck manufacturers and aftermarket equipment providers Cummings has more than 20 years of work experience in accounting and information technology, the majority of which has been in the transportation and logistics industry. Since 1994, Cummings has held various positions with Arkansas Best Corp. and its subsidiaries. He joined FleetNet two years ago. Cummings holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

City to require pet licensing

first_img RelatedROCKETS’ RED GLARE: Shelters urge pet owners to keep pets indoors during holidayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Almost everyone loves a birthday party and there’s none bigger than America’s own birthday every July 4th. But all the pomp and circumstance can be an overwhelming and frightening experience for many pets, especially dogs. The loud booms and flashes of light from…July 3, 2015In “News”It’s Your Business: Shop to benefit Island straysBy THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the Parade Lost and abandoned animals in the Laguna Madre area have found their voice in Friends of Animal Rescue (FOAR) on South Padre Island. As co-founders Jacky Conrad, Catherine Carter, and Sheree Donovan explained, the group’s mission is, “to assist homeless animals in finding…February 16, 2012In “South Padre Parade”SPI to discuss natural habitatsSpecial to the PRESS South Padre Island’s City Council will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes a presentation by TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) on the replacement of the causeway lights.  The Council will be recommending the appointment of…October 18, 2011In “News” By ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSAfter years of care for the animals of South Padre Island, Friends of Animal Rescue has taken another step to improve the safety and security of Island residents and their pets. At their last meeting, the South Padre Island City Council approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 16-12 which would require licensing of pets by all Island residents.Each month, Sherry Pindard, Director of Friends of Animal Rescue, updates the City Council on the number of pets and other animals that have been picked up and adopted out, released or ideally, reunited with visitor or resident owners. Though there are many options for identifying pets including tags and microchips, the organization hopes to further improve the safety of pets on the Island by encouraging the city to pass the licensing ordinance so that lost animals may more easily be reunited with their owners.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more