October 23, 2020

Dear Annie: Reader irked by calls from the car

Dear Annie: I had to write to ask your opinion on something that’s been irking me for years now: I know many people who only call me when they’re in the car. More and more friends are doing this; with everyone using cellphones (as opposed to home phones), you can’t tell if they are in their car when calling so you answer it.

I feel I am being used to make their trip to wherever go quicker and fill in the void. Then they get to their destination and say, “Well, I am here,” and hang up. Oh, and don’t forget the commentary on other drivers or spying something different or whatever.

Am I the only one who is bothered by people only calling when they are in their car?  Am I just old-fashioned and need to realize that this is the new normal? — Call Me From Home


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RHOD ‘s Brandi Redmond Says 9-Year-Old Daughter Survived Car Accident That Killed Her Mother-in-Law

Brandi Redmond is asking fans to keep her family in their prayers.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, The Real Housewives of Dallas star took to Instagram and shared that her mother-in-law, Jill Marie Redmond, died in a car accident. She also noted that her 9-year-old daughter Brinkley, who was in the vehicle at the time of the incident, survived.

“My husband’s beautiful mom has gone on to be with our Savior and my sister in laws said it best…so I PLEASE ask that you keep my family in your prayers during this difficult time,” she wrote, “and I ask that you lift my sweet Brinkley up as she continues to heal and that God protects her heart and eyes from this tragedy. I am so thankful for her life. This is probably the most thankful yet pain I’ve ever felt.”

The Bravolebrity did not share any further details regarding

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Armed duo fleeing home invasion caught after crashing into cop car, 2 other vehicles

Allentown police arrested two men on multiple felonies after they allegedly broke into a home while armed and a gunshot was fired, authorities said.

Officers responded to the break-in call just before 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of West Emmett Street, Allentown police Chief Glenn Granitz Jr. said in a news release.

No one home at the time of the incident was injured, police said.

Allentown police converged on the area, and the two suspects were observed running to a vehicle parked nearby, according to the release.

They attempted to drive off but struck three unoccupied, parked vehicles — including a police car — before their vehicle broke down and they were forced to flee on foot, police said. Patrol officers quickly took them into custody.

Granitz identified the suspects as Richard Robinson, 33, of Newark, New Jersey, and 34-year-old Kasson Green, who has no current address.


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Woman, 35, dies after being shot in vehicle in Parkside; two hurt in Reisterstown Station shooting

A 35-year-old woman was pronounced dead after being shot Thursday night in the Parkside neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore, according to Baltimore City Police.

Police were dispatched at approximately 7:15 p.m. to an area hospital to investigate a shooting victim who was dropped off in need of emergency medical intervention, the department wrote in a news release.

Officers arrived at the hospital and observed a woman suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. The victim was pronounced dead by medical personnel shortly after arrival.

Homicide detectives were summoned and assumed control over the investigation. Investigators received information that the incident occurred in the 4300 block of Brehms Lane after gunmen shot the victim while she sat inside of a parked vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Homicide investigators at 410-396-2100.

Later on Thursday night, at approximately 9:22 p.m., Northwest District officers were dispatched to the 4300 block of Reistertown Road

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Hit-and-run driver kills man walking bicycle across the street west of Lantana

a truck is parked in front of a car: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the hit-and-run driver of a truck that struck and killed a 57-year-old man crossing the street with a bicycle.

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the hit-and-run driver of a truck that struck and killed a 57-year-old man crossing the street with a bicycle.

A 57-year-old man walking a bicycle across the street was struck by a truck and killed, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the hit-and-run driver.

The man — whose name was not disclosed until his family could be notified — was crossing Lantana Road just east of Bangalow Drive in West Lantana about 11:14 p.m. Thursday.

The eastbound truck sideswiped the pedestrian who was thrown to the pavement by the impact. He was taken to Delray Medical Center where he died of his injuries about midnight Thursday, investigators said.

The make and model of the truck are unknown, but it will possibly have passenger side quarter panel damage and the

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Police notebook with gang details stolen from car

West Midlands police has apologised after a notebook containing information on young people at risk from or associated with gangs was stolen from an unattended unmarked car.

a police car that is driving down the street: Photograph: Brendan King/Alamy Stock Photo

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Photograph: Brendan King/Alamy Stock Photo

The force said officers were involved in a foot chase in the Ladywood area of Birmingham on 29 May during which time the notebook was stolen from the car, though details about the incident have only now been released.

Formal letters were sent to people whose details were in the notebook offering them support, the police said, adding they have referred the incident to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The force said it believed the theft had not put anyone directly at risk, but community activist Bishop Desmond Jaddoo said families whose details were in the book, including the parents of a 14-year-old boy, have approached him saying they have been threatened. People

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Braham woman killed in 5-vehicle crash in Isanti County

A 75-year-old woman from Braham, Minn., was killed Friday evening in a five-vehicle crash in Isanti County.

Cheryl R. Thull was in a 2017 Ford Escape driven by Arnold J. Thull, 78, of Bethel, that was westbound on Heritage Boulevard just before 6 p.m. Friday, according to the State Patrol. As the Thulls’ vehicle approached a red light at the intersection with Hwy. 65, it came into contact with a 2013 Dodge Durango, which in turn hit a 2005 Buick LaSabre.

The Ford Escape then rolled, coming into contact with a 2018 Chevy Equinox that was pushed into a 2010 Honda Accord.

All five vehicles came to rest in the intersection.

Cheryl Thull died at the scene, the patrol said. Arnold Thull was taken to HCMC in Minneapolis with life-threatening injuries.

The other four vehicles’ drivers, who were alone in their vehicles, were not hurt. All involved were wearing seat

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Car insurance decline slows as COVID-19 restrictions ease

The average price of fully-comprehensive car insurance now stands at £473. Photo: Oliur/Unsplash
The average price of fully-comprehensive car insurance now stands at £473. Photo: Oliur/Unsplash

Car insurance premiums fell throughout 2020 – thought to be a result of the national COVID-19 lockdown, which at it’s height caused road traffic to plummet by 73% but the rate of decline may be slowing.

Car insurance prices dropped by 3.6% in the first quarter of the year and then by a massive 4.7% in the second quarter, when they hit their lowest price in five years – £462 ($603) for fully-comprehensive cover.

However, a modest price drop of 0.3% in the third quarter suggests the fall may be starting to taper off, MoneySuperMarket data shows.

The average price of fully-comprehensive car insurance now stands at £473, the data shows.

What’s more, despite prices falling in 2020, annual comparisons show a slight increase, with fully-comprehensive cover costing about £473 during Q3 2019.

The study found drivers

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White House blocked CDC from requiring masks on public transportation

Sheila Kaplan,

New York Times Service

October 10, 2020 | 9:35 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials.

The order would have been the toughest federal mandate to date aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to infect more than 40,000 Americans a day. The officials said that it was drafted under the agency’s “quarantine powers” and that it had the support of the secretary of health and human services, Alex Azar, but the White House Coronavirus Task Force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, declined to even discuss it.

The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to

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Tualatin Valley Highway ‘not a safe place’ a key cog in Metro’s push for transportation measure

One of Oregon’s most dangerous, crash-prone and regionally important urban highways would see record investments in the next decade if voters approve Metro’s proposed payroll tax on employers to fund billions of dollars in transportation projects.

Tualatin Valley Highway, the state highway also known as Oregon 8, would see $700 million for hundreds of streetlights, miles of sidewalks, transit projects including bus shelters, dozens of transit-priority traffic signals to give buses a head start and two dozen or more new pedestrian crossings under Metro’s $7 billion transportation package.

Only the proposed light rail extension to Bridgeport Village, which would receive $975 million in revenue generated by the proposed tax, would receive more funding. Planners estimate another $100 million could be leveraged from the federal or state government to invest in TV Highway, which carves through or skirts the downtowns of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Cornelius and Forest Grove.

The highway makes portions

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