6 Crime & Safety A Bradenton woman was killed in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 41 on New Year's Day; Tampa woman faces DUI charges, FL Highway Patrol said. Tiffany Razzano , Patch Staff Posted Replies MANATEE COUNTY, FL — An 80-year-old Bradenton woman was killed in a wrong-way crash early New Year’s Day, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release. A 36-year-old Tampa woman faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence manslaughter, driving with a suspended or revoked license causing death, driving under the influence property damage and injury, and reckless driving. She was driving north on U.S. Highway 41 in the southbound lane, north of Buckeye Road, around 3:30 a.m., FHP said. Around that time, a Jeep, driven by a 58-year-old Sarasota man, was driving south on U.S. 41 in the southbound lane. At the time of the crash, the road was foggy, and visibility was limited, according to FHP. When … [Read more...] about Wrong-Way DUI Driver Kills 1 On New Year’s Day: FL Highway Patrol
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Is 70 M.P.H. the New 65? Legislators Say N.Y. Roads Are Just Too Slow.
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. — Standing outside the Guilderland Travel Plaza and waiving his right against self-incrimination, Ryan Lynch said what many drivers on the New York State Thruway have signaled for years: They can’t drive 65. “ I try and stay around 80,” said Mr. Lynch, 22, a student at Rochester Institute of Technology who was midway through a six-hour trek home to central Massachusetts on a recent afternoon. “People want to go where they’re going.” Mr. Lynch was just one of several motorists interviewed during a recent pit stop who said they liked the idea of a new state bill that would raise the speed limit on some of the state’s major highways to 70 miles per hour, a five m.p.h increase that would bring New York in line with many other states . Indeed, only a handful of states — including many of New York’s Northeastern neighbors — cap the limit at 65, something that Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara says doesn’t take into account major advances in automotive … [Read more...] about Is 70 M.P.H. the New 65? Legislators Say N.Y. Roads Are Just Too Slow.
New York Put Recovering Virus Patients in Hotels. Soon, 4 Were Dead.
When Robert Rowe Jr. was discharged from the hospital this month after testing positive for the coronavirus, he needed a place to stay so he would not put his 84-year-old father at risk. New York City health officials put him up at a three-star hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The room was provided under a city program that was intended to protect recovering patients’ families and roommates. Case workers are supposed to check on the patients twice a day by telephone. But on Saturday, Mr. Rowe, 56, was found dead in his room at the Hilton Garden Inn on West 37th Street, nearly 20 hours after a city worker last phoned him, though it was unclear whether he picked up. Two other men sent to the same hotel — Julio Melendez, 42, and Sung Mo Ping, 64 — also died last weekend, and a fourth man in the program died early this month at a Queens hotel. The deaths exposed holes in the way the city monitors isolated patients and underscored the difficulty in containing the outbreak in New … [Read more...] about New York Put Recovering Virus Patients in Hotels. Soon, 4 Were Dead.
New Starbucks CEO plans to work in stores monthly
Starbucks’ new CEO Laxman Narasimhan says he plans to work a half-day shift once a month in one of the company’s stores in an effort to stay close to its culture and customers. Narasimhan, who took the reins as CEO earlier this week, said in a letter to Starbucks’ employees Thursday that he also expects the company’s leadership team to be connected and engaged in stores. “While our performance is strong, our health needs to be stronger,” Narasimhan wrote in the letter. “We must care for the artists and the theater in the front of our stores and the factory in the back.” Having a CEO work in stores is new for Seattle-based Starbucks, but not unprecedented among big companies. DoorDash CEO Tony Xu and his executive team make DoorDash deliveries once a month, for example. Narasimhan, 55, issued the letter just prior to the company’s annual meeting, which was held virtually. The former PepsiCo executive has spent the last six months immersing himself in Starbucks, earning his … [Read more...] about New Starbucks CEO plans to work in stores monthly
A new generation of Denver bars is targeting a different crowd: People who don’t drink
Sure, there are the sober-curious trends, the Dryuary resolutions, the “new year new you” mantras and many, many other marketing ploys at the start of every January. But for one new Denver bar owner, the reason to include healthful, non-alcoholic, maybe even healing beverages so prominently on her menu goes much deeper. In 2017, longtime bartender and restaurant industry worker Jocasta Hanson was applying to graduate schools to study clinical therapy while at the same time helping her best friend, Boulder chef Matt Lackey, open his first restaurant. That spring, while the friends were on a weekend camping trip, Lackey died in a climbing accident . Nearly three years later, and after connecting with Lackey’s business investor, Hanson has been given a rare opportunity. She’s continuing “this beautiful community building and healing we did after Matt died” by opening Honey Elixir Bar. Just down the block from where Lackey had planned to open CANDR, a chicken and rosé spot … [Read more...] about A new generation of Denver bars is targeting a different crowd: People who don’t drink
New homeless shelter opens in Portland, Maine, after years of planning
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for March 23 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. After years of planning, Maine's largest city on Wednesday opened its new homeless shelter, shifting some homeless services away from downtown. The formal opening of the 218-bed Homeless Services Center comes as Portland grapples with hundreds of asylum seekers who have arrived in the new year and are vying for beds with others experiencing homelessness. When the first guests arrive next week, the new shelter will provide meals, healthcare, and psychiatric and substance abuse programs , as well as beds for people to sleep in, officials said. People slept on the floor on mats at a smaller emergency shelter that is being replaced. GOVERNMENT RULES LAST WILD ATLANTIC SALMON IN COUNTRY CAN COEXIST WITH MAINE'S HYDROELECTRIC DAMS The $25 million project's completion comes at a time when the U.S. … [Read more...] about New homeless shelter opens in Portland, Maine, after years of planning