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YOUR MONEY WITH MARK: The impact of inflation, rate hikes, and trade disputes on corporate profits

MOLINE, Illinois – Every Monday on Good Morning Quad Cities, Investment Adviser Mark Grywacheski joins us live on the air to talk about a range of financial issues and topics.

On Monday, July 16th, Mark is providing his analysis of the 2nd quarter corporate earnings season, which kicked off last week. He is going to give a brief insight into the corporate earnings season process, what the markets will be focusing on and looking for, the potential impact on the stock market and President Donald Trump’s trade negotiating tactics, and the importance of John Deere and Caterpillar’s earnings results.

Your Money With Mark airs live on Good Morning Quad Cities every Monday between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.mTo live stream our newscast from our website, click here.

Man Arrested After Huge Boulder Falls Off Truck in Minnesota, Kills Mother and Daughter

ROSEMONT, Minn. -- Two women are dead after an 800-pound boulder fell out of a dump truck along a Minnesota road Monday, WCCO reports.

Joe Czeck, 33, has been arrested and police say he did not stop at the scene of the accident.

Karen Christiansen, 67, and her daughter Jena Christiansen, 32, were traveling behind the truck when it went over a railroad crossing and the huge boulder came off, tumbled and struck the family's car.

The women died at the scene.

Authorities said the boulder was so heavy it took four firefighters to move it.

Investigators were able to determine the truck belonged to Czeck Services, which led them to the driver.

Czeck is being held at the Dakota County Jail. Charges are still pending.

Woman Survives 7 Days After SUV Plunges Off Cliff in Big Sur

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An Oregon woman who disappeared a week ago was found alive at the bottom of an oceanside cliff in Big Sur, California, where she survived in the wreckage of her SUV by using her radiator hose to siphon water from a nearby creek, authorities said Saturday.

Angela Hernandez, 22, of Portland, injured her shoulder but was able to walk and talk, said John Thornburg, public information officer for the sheriff’s office in Monterey County, California.

Photos posted on Facebook showed Hernandez sitting on the rocky coastline as she received medical care. She was pulled up by ropes and taken to a hospital, he said, but her condition was not immediately known.

Hernandez’s Jeep Patriot apparently ran off Highway 1, the north-south highway that hugs the Pacific coastline. She was driving from Portland to visit family in Lancaster, in Southern California.

She sent a text around 10 p.m. July 5 saying she was tired and stopping to sleep in her car at a grocery store parking lot in Half Moon Bay, in San Mateo County, said a missing persons flier.

About 8 a.m. July 6, she notified her family that she was continuing the drive, the flier said. After that, no more texts were sent. Calls to her cell phone went straight to voice mail.

Law enforcement agencies began looking for Hernandez on July 6, when her family reported that she’d stopped communicating with them. She was a frequent user of social media and the lack of communication was unusual, authorities said.

Authorities determined that Hernandez’s vehicle had been in Monterey County about 9:30 a.m. July 6 because it was captured on a business security camera, the San Mateo Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.

The search in Monterey County was hampered on some days by heavy fog, which made air searches difficult or impossible, the sheriff’s department said on Twitter.

Late Friday, two people walking in Big Sur noticed the SUV wreckage at the bottom of a cliff, Thornburg said. They went back to their campsite and called 911, he said.

Thornburg said the vehicle landed 200-250 feet down the cliff and was partially submerged. Hernandez may have been able to get out of the SUV, but was stuck in the rocky, inaccessible spot, he said.

He didn’t say if Hernandez had any food, but said she survived by using the radiator hose from the vehicle to divert water from a nearby creek.

Isabel Hernandez, her sister, thanked the people who looked for her.

“We just want to thank everybody .. that helped,” she told CNN affiliate KGO. “It’s day seven and you guys helped us through the whole thing and Angela would not be OK” without you.

Cameras Capture Dog Being Thrown From Car, Abandoned at Illegal Dumping ‘Hot Spot’ in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police are looking for the person seen in surveillance video dumping a dog Friday morning in Kansas City.

The area where it happened is a hot spot for illegal dumping – one of the worst in the city, investigators told WDAF.

The dog did not appear to be injured, but it needed a lot of water due to the heat, according to those who responded to the scene said.

They don’t know how old she is but say she’s given birth several times.

The city’s illegal dumping investigator and a KCPD officer were looking for a suspect in the area when they got a tip about someone dumping a dog. They reviewed video from the illegal dumping cameras in the area, and saw someone in a white Kia Forte throwing the dog out of the car. They searched the area and within a half hour found the dog a few blocks away on Park Avenue.

Officials say the dog will go to the KC Pet Project to be checked out.

Investigators say this is the second time they’ve caught someone dumping a dog on camera in three years.

"It’s really hot today," KCMO illegal dumping investigator Alan Ashurst said. "Just kind of goes to show you when you’re thinking about disrespecting your animals they don’t take anything into account. It’s ridiculous."

Animal control says the dog does have a micro chip and is registered, so they’ll be able to give the owner a citation. From there, that person will go before a judge. Animal control says there’s no way the dog will be returned to the owner.

Kim wins Classic, beats record set by Stricker

In an impressive four rounds, interrupted by four rain delays, Michael Kim becomes the champion of the 2018 John Deere Classic on July 15. He also now holds the record score for this tournament.

Kim finished the day at -27. The old record was set by Steve Stricker, a score of -26 under.

Kim has remained rock-solid for the entire tournament with fairly even scoring throughout the rounds (63, 64, 64 and 66). Stricker’s previous record included scores lower than Kim’s, but a less consistent spread (60, 66, 62 and 70).

Before this tournament, Kim has missed five of the last six cuts.

The award ceremony will take place shortly. Tune in to WQAD News 8 for live coverage of the ceremony. Also, watch “The 19th Hole” at 6:30 p.m. and “The Score” at 10:30 p.m. tonight.

 

Arkansas Man Wants to Stay in Jail So He Won’t Abuse Drugs and Alcohol

ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, Ark.  — This may sound strange, but an Arkansas man actually wants to be in jail.

That's because being locked up stops him from abusing drugs and alcohol.

For most, jail is a punishment. For Shawn Henderson, it's a refuge.

The 46-year-old was arrested Wednesday afternoon for throwing rocks through windows at Madison Elementary School. Henderson reportedly told a deputy he wanted to go to jail because he'd be safe and not able to abuse drugs and alcohol.

"It's the first time I recall someone saying I want to be in jail to stay away from drugs and alcohol," Captain Eddie Adamson told WREG.

After investigating, Captain Adamson found out Henderson has done this before.

"I think it's a very low point in his life right now," he said.

Henderson is due back in court Friday and is expected to be released. Once he is, the Sheriff's Department will refer him to Mid-South Health Systems in Forrest City, Arkansas. The facility will do all it can for him.

"Him being in jail for some time is a band-aid on a bullet wound," Captain Adamson said. "We'd rather see him in a treatment program."

He hopes Henderson can kick the addiction, turn his life around and become a positive force for others battling the same problem.

"It's one more person who can help someone else," the captain said.

Henderson is charged with criminal mischief. He'll likely have to pay fines and repay the school for the broken windows.

Relief from the humidity is just around the corner

We finally saw some breaks in the cloud cover this afternoon, and we’ll keep the broken cloud cover late tonight, Any rain will be gone during the overnight hours with lows near 70.

A cold front passing through early on Monday will help to spark a few showers and storms. While you may run into a bit of rain in the morning, a few more showers and storms could develop in the afternoon… especially east of the Mississippi River. Highs will remain in the mid 80s.

However, a lovely drop in humidity arrives on Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure slides in from the north. Highs will drop into the low 80s despite seeing tons of sunshine. By Thursday, we’re in for another round of showers and storms.

Meteorologist Taylor Graham

World Cup Final: France Crowned World Champion After 4-2 Win Over Croatia

There was to be no final, dramatic twist in a World Cup which has been full of joyous surprises and jaw-dropping late drama.

Twenty years after France won the first World Cup in its country’s history, a youthful Les Bleus side beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow to win football’s most prestigious prize for the second time.

This was the highest-scoring final since 1966 and an entertaining climax a wonderful tournament deserved. In 90 high-octane minutes there was a controversial VAR decision, an own goal, record-breaking feats, a pitch invasion and an underdog pushing a heavyweight to its limit.

A Mario Mandzukic’s own goal and a controversial Antoine Griezmann penalty either side of Ivan Perisic’s wonderful long-range strike gave France a 2-1 lead at the break.

Arguably, France was undeservedly ahead but by the hour Les Bleus had scored two further goals, through Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, to put France in command and the result in little doubt.

A dreadful error by captain Hugo Lloris allowed Mandzukic to reduce the deficit in the 69th minute and though Croatia went in search of more goals in the closing 20 minutes France, despite nerves creeping in, refused to fold.

As the heavens opened, France celebrated wildly on the pitch and Didier Deschamps, who etched his name in the record books by becoming the third man to win the World Cup as a player and head coach, following Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer, was thrown into the air by his players and staff.

Mbappe, aged 19 years and 207 days, also further cemented his status as the most exciting young talent in world football with a long-range strike which made him the second-youngest player to score in a final after Pele, who scored as a 17-year-old in 1958.

Deservedly, the Paris Saint-Germain star was named the competition’s best young player.

READ: Mbappe — from boy wonder to World Cup superhero

David vs. Goliath

This was a final not many would have predicted at the start of the tournament back in June, but Russia 2018 has had little respect for pedigree — Germany, Spain, Argentina and Portugal were all toppled before the quarterfinals — and so it made sense that this month-long competition would be brought to its conclusion with a David versus Goliath contest of sorts.

A gifted Croatian team, bidding to become the smallest country since Uruguay to win the sport’s most coveted trophy, went toe-to-toe and often outplayed France, a top pick at the start of this competition and a nation contesting its third World Cup final.

As a country of four million, Croatia had overcome demographic and economic odds to reach the pinnacle and had come from behind in all three knockout games to reach this final, winning in extra-time on all three occasions.

But another comeback was a step too far for Zlatko Dalic’s talented team.

READ: The secrets to Croatia’s success

READ: Belgium finishes third to record best World Cup finish

Croatia on top, but France clinical

Croatia’s journey to a first World Cup final was a fairytale. At 20 in the world rankings, it was the lowest-ranked team to reach a World Cup final, while manager Dalic was appointed just nine months ago following the sacking of his predecessor for poor results.

The early signs were that Croatia was going defy expectations once again.

Monopolizing possession and harrying its opponent on the rare occasions France had the ball, Croatia was the dominant side of the first half.

France’s midfield of Pogba and N’Golo Kanté were outmuscled by Ivan Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic and the outstanding Perisic, while Luka Modric — named the player of the tournament — was pulling the strings like the fine puppeteer he is.

But for all of Croatia’s energy — it had seven shots to France’s one in the opening 45 minutes — it was France that went into the break with the advantage.

Griezmann fortuitously earned a freekick 30 meters to the right of goal, even though replays showed Brozovic made no contact with the Atletico Madrid forward. He subsequently swung the freekick into the box and Mandzukic headed into his own net.

Perhaps it was fitting that at a World Cup where more set-piece goals have been scored than in any previous tournament the first goal of the final came from a dead-ball situation.

Ten minutes later, still bossing midfield, Croatia leveled with a brilliant strike.

Having made a dash to the byline, Sime Vrsaljko headed Modric’s freekick into the box and following a series of ricochets the ball eventually fell to Perisic who, standing on the edge of the box, beautifully struck low into the far corner.

The midfielder celebrated a goal his performance deserved by pointing to his bruised thigh but, moments later, France’s players were drawing the referee’s attention to Perisic’s left hand as they complained that the Inter Milan player had handled Griezmann’s corner.

Replays showed there was contact, but whether Perisic deliberately handled was questionable.

Nevertheless, after consultation with VAR, the referee, Nestor Pitana, awarded a penalty and Griezmann stepped up to convert from 12 yards for his fourth goal of the tournament.

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Pogba & Mbappe kill off Croatia

Croatia started the second half brightly — twice Lloris was called into action before the clock had ticked past 50 minutes — and it seemed only a matter of time before the scores would be level once again.

The match was brought to a halt temporarily because of a pitch invasion, which Pussy Riot later claimed responsibility for.

Within minutes, the final resumed and two France goals in six minutes killed Croatian hopes.

Griezmann and Mbappe combined to set up Pogba for a left-footed strike which made it 3-1 and soon France had a three-goal cushion as Mbappe, the teenager’s pace putting Croatia on its heels after the break, fired home France’s fourth.

Lloris added respectability to the scoreline as he dawdled over a backpass and gave the ball to the tireless Mandzukic, who became only the second player to score for his own side and the opposition in the same World Cup match.

Righting the wrongs of 2016

It was at the semifinals 20 years ago that France shattered Croatian dreams to reach a final it subsequently won with Zinedine Zidane inspiring Les Bleus to history.

The success of the team known as “la France Black Blanc Beur” (“black white Arab France”) had transcended football, sparking the biggest gathering at the Champs-Elysees since the Liberation of Paris in 1944.

READ: France’s ‘Rainbow Team’ looks back on historic triumph

Parisians will no doubt celebrate into the night once again, but for the players it was the memories of Euro 2016, rather than France 98, which spurred them on in the Russian capital.

The French were favorites to beat Portugal in the European Championship final two years ago, but were outdone by the underdogs on home soil.

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Olivier Giroud admitted the squad were complacent in Paris, but the striker added in the build-up to this match: “This time it is different. We are not getting carried away.”

Giroud’s words proved true as France made amends for past failures and did so emphatically, becoming the first team to score four goals in a World Cup final since Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in 1970.

Rallying for justice after son’s death

Rock Falls, Illinois-- Alfredia Edwards is filled with emotions.

Back in January her son, Nate Edwards, was shot and killed in a traffic stop.

"I want these policemen to know that what they did was cold-blooded and how could they live with themselves everyday knowing what they did to somebody else`s child," said Edwards.

Illinois State Police and The Whiteside County Attorney's Office investigated the incident. Police say what they officer did was justified but the victims family doesn't see it that way.

"I want justice. That`s all I ask for, justice and if I have to do it then whatever, I`m out here and I`m gonna walk," said Edwards.

Nate's family and friends held a rally on July 14. Justice for Nate was plastered all over t-shirts,signs and posters. They chanted as they walked from Rotary Park in Rock Falls to the police station, a little over three miles away.

"We gonna march and we gonna let them know that, hey we loved it here and he was somebody and he did have a name," said Edwards.

They rallied in honor of Nate and his life.

"He was a loving person, he has his ways like you and I and anybody else but he`s a loving person," said Edwards.

They aren't going to give up until they believe justice has been made.

"We`re not just going to let this be forgotten you know, there needs to be some justice for this. I`m not saying Nate was perfect but he didn`t deserve to die like that," said David Hines. Hines is a local pastor and has known Nate for over twenty years.

The Edwards say this is the first of many rallies for Nate. They plan on holding more later on this summer.

The John Deere Classic merchandise tent turns into a bedroom at night

TPC DEERE RUN-- There's one volunteer at the John Deere Classic that's so dedicated, he never leaves the course. Meet Jeff Trost.

He's up. It's not bright, but man is it early.

He's the first one to show up for a day full of work at the John Deere Classic. And he heads straight to the locker room to get ready. It's his home away from home. It's 4:15 a.m.

After a shower and a shave, he's ready for the day.

Once a year for a week, Jeff becomes part of the team that takes care of every pro golfer that steps foot on the course. It's a team of four, with decades of experience combined.

"It becomes more of a family then it does a team," says Trost.

"Absolutely, we know each other pretty well. I'll tell you that," echoes team member Anthony Rivera.

They're dedicated to one thing and one thing only.

"Our primary focus is the players. What can we do to allow them to do their job the best they can?" says Trost.

So dedicated in fact, that Jeff lives here on the course for the entire week.

Trost's last job of the day is to turn the John Deere Classic merchandise tent into a bedroom.

"Yeah, that's something. That's a good story," says team member Will Treasure.

Trost is the last one to leave the course, and he heads right to his room. He pulls out a box filled with an air mattress and four layers of blankets.

He lives three hours away. He used to come to stay with a friend when he volunteered.

"Who he used to know here at the clubhouse isn't here anymore, and he needed a place to stay and they wanted a security guard," says Treasure.

Jeff doesn't do security anymore, but now staying here in the merchandise tent is his badge of honor.

How far would you go for the people who's made an impact on your life?

Trost does it for the players he serves, but he'll keep doing it for the family he's made at his home away from home.

"It becomes such a part of who I am," says Trost.

Untill tomorrow, Jeff.

Michael Kim stays on top on third day of JDC ’18

Michael Kim  was celebrating his 25 birthday today. The young standout had a 28 footer for birdie. He ended the day with four birdies, one bogey and a total of -18 under. Who is Michael Kim?

"I'm just an ordinary guy," Kim said. "I'm part of the 2011 class that has been pretty well documented." This class includes pro golfers like Jordan Spieth.

Bronson Burgoon shot a 62 in Round 2. The 31-year-old achieve -15 under par after several birdies staying completely bogey free.

Franceso Molinari and Harold Varner are only 4 shots back at -14 under.

These scores are as of the airing of "The 19th Hole," which airs every day of the John Deere Classic at 6:30 p.m. on channel 8.

For more coverage, watch the video above, and tune in!

 

 

Man Posing as Rideshare Driver Accused of Serial Rape in San Francisco

 

A 37-year-old man accused of posing as a rideshare driver and raping several women in San Francisco since 2013 has been arrested, police said.

Orlando Vilchez Lazo is facing multiple charges, including false imprisonment, kidnapping, assault with intent to commit rape, sexual penetration with a foreign object and rape, the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement.

Police say he targeted women outside bars in downtown San Francisco and lured them into his car by posing as a rideshare driver before raping them.

“These assaults were not date rapes. They were not acquaintance rapes. These assaults were violent rapes committed by a serial rapist — a sexual deviant predator who was not going to stop until it was caught,” Police Cmdr. Greg McEachern told reporters.

Vilchez Lazo has been linked to four attacks in the past five years. The first assault was reported in 2013 and three others in February, May and June of this year, but police believe there could be more victims.

“It’s very hard to believe that he wasn’t committing sexual assaults somewhere else,” McEachern said.

Vilchez Lazo was arrested Thursday after police launched an operation to monitor rideshare vehicles in San Francisco last weekend.

Detectives were looking for suspicious drivers when they pulled Vilchez Lazo over and obtained a DNA sample. They matched his DNA to evidence from a sexual assault reported in June, police said in a statement.

He is being held at the San Francisco County Jail on a bail of more than $4 million.

Authorities are still trying to determine whether he was employed by a ride-hailing company. Information on his attorney was not immediately available.

Rain delays Round 3 of JDC ’18

SILVIS, Illinois  - The heavens opened up again July 14 at TPC Deere Run, causing a rain delay midday that lasted two and a half hours.

According to a tweet from the PGA Tour Communications account, the delay started at 10:38 a.m. and ended a little after 1 p.m.

R3 @JDCLASSIC resumed at 1:11pm CT. Suspension began at 10:38 a.m. @PGATOUR

— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) July 14, 2018

The rain fell hard and fast. The official PGA Tour twitter account posted several photos of crews working to clear the course of puddles of water.

Rain, rain, go away.

There is no substitute for hard work. pic.twitter.com/xa72Dp1fLt

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 14, 2018

The golfers resumed play in the afternoon, but according to another tweet from PGA Tour Communications, play was suspended again at 5:53 p.m. They are scheduled to begin again at 7:15 p.m. If they cannot finish tonight, they will finish tomorrow morning before the final round.

Small chance of storms for the last day of the John Deere Classic

We’ve been tracking a few showers and storms this afternoon, but much of the rain will dissipate after the sunset and before midnight. It will stay warm and humid with lows near 70.

Many of us will just see a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday, but a few storms will be possible that afternoon. Fingers crossed that the rain will hold off for the final round of the John Deere Classic! Highs will be back in the upper 80s.

A shower or two many linger on Monday morning, but drier air will filter in by the afternoon. It will be a touch cooler with highs in the mid 80s. We’ll start to noticed a dip in the humidity, too.

Beautiful weather is on tap by Tuesday and Wednesday with lots of sunshine! Highs will only make it into the low 80s.

Meteorologist Taylor Graham

Jaguar Escapes Enclosure at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and Kills Six Other Animals

NEW ORLEANS  —  A New Orleans zoo remained closed on Saturday after a jaguar escaped its habitat and killed six other animals.

Audubon Zoo said the 3-year-old male jaguar, named Valero, was spotted outside his enclosure by a zoo employee around 7 a.m.

Valero attacked four alpacas, one emu and a fox. The animals died.

Kyle Burks, vice president and managing director for the zoo, said at a news conference that Valero was sedated by a team of veterinarians and the animal was returned and secured in his area. No humans were injured.

The zoo was closed Saturday but said it will reopen Sunday.

“We care for these animals every day,” Burks said. “We closed the zoo today to help our team mourn.”

No explanation has been given for the jaguar’s escape, but the zoo said an “after-action review” is taking place, as well as an investigation into how the jaguar escaped.

“We take this situation very seriously and we’re working to investigate everything that happened so we could prevent anything like this from happening again ” Burks said.

Illinois Man Faces Hate Crime Charges After Incident With Woman Wearing Puerto Rico Flag Shirt

ILLINOIS  —  An Illinois man accused of harassing a woman for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt at a Chicago-area park was charged Thursday with state hate crimes, authorities said.

Prosecutors filed the two Class 3 felony hate crime charges against Timothy G. Trybus, Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

Trybus could face up to five years in prison for each of the hate crime charges. He was released Friday on $10,000 bond.

He also faces charges of assault and disorderly conduct after the June 14 incident involving Mia Irizarry that was recorded on video.

He will return to court August 1.

Trybus’ attorney, David B. Goldman, said by telephone that his client had six teeth removed the day before the incident and was under the influence of pain medication and the effects of alcohol at the park.

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A parks officer has resigned after being criticized for not intervening during last month’s 14 incident. which was caught on video at a northwestern Chicago park.

In the video, Irizarry pleads for help as a man harasses her and says her shirt is un-American. The officer initially appears to ignore the pleas.

Irizarry said she was celebrating her 24th birthday at Caldwell Woods park when the man approached her and asked her why she was wearing the sleeveless Puerto Rico flag shirt. It also had “Puerto Rico” written below the neckline.

Irizarry recorded the encounter on her phone, saying she felt threatened, and posted the video to Facebook.

On Monday, Forest Preserves of Cook County, which administers the park, tweeted it was aware of the incident and video, and had launched an investigation.

The Cook County Forest Preserve District police officer, Patrick Connor, resigned Wednesday, and an investigation continues, the agency said.

An attorney for the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, which is representing Connor, said that the video “does not look good” but cautioned that it may not tell the whole story.

“We don’t know what was happening outside the video; we don’t know what was going on inside his (Connor’s) head at the time,” the attorney, Tamara Cummings, said Thursday. “He was looking forward to an opportunity to explain what was happening. However, given the media attention and pressure, he decided to resign.

“Given his decision to resign, he won’t be offering any additional comment on what might have happened during this situation,” she said. “He’s very distraught and not happy about having to leave employment much sooner than he intended, but because of the strong reaction from the public and political figures, he thought it would be unrealistic to stay as an officer.”

The preserve district police chief, Kelvin Pope, said he didn’t know why Connor apparently didn’t step in initially.

Pope said that Connor feels “he wasn’t given a fair shake” and that “he was very remorseful.” But the officer resigned before investigators could ask him what happened during a disciplinary hearing, Pope said at a news conference Thursday.

“(Connor’s) personnel file will reflect that this officer did not resign in good standing, with a note indicating that he left the district with discipline pending,” said Arnold Randall, the park agency’s general superintendent.

Call for hate crime charges

Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García had called for hate crimes charges against Trybus.

“A charge for simple assault or disorderly conduct is not sufficient,” García said. “We cannot allow that ugly rhetoric to be the norm in Cook County.”

Randall, the forest preserves superintendent, said his agency has apologized to Irizarry and refunded the money she had paid for a permit to gather at a picnic table area on the day of the incident.

He said his agency would re-examine diversity training for its officers and other employees.

“It’s up to each and every one of us to present a better model to demonstrate with our own actions how to treat each other with more respect,” he told reporters Thursday. “We might start with the fine example presented by Mia Irizarry and her family, who handled this ugly incident with great composure, never stooping to the level of the man who attacked her.”

The incident

In the footage, a man can be seen approaching Irizarry saying: “You should not be wearing that in the United States of America.” He gets closer to her and asks “Are you a citizen? Are you a United States citizen?”

Irizarry says Puerto Rico is part of the United States and the man approaches her multiple times. She asks a park police officer to help, saying, “I am renting this area and he’s harassing me about the shirt that I’m wearing.”

Later she says: “Officer, I feel entirely uncomfortable, can you remove … please officer” as the officer is seen walking away from her.

Then she says: “Officer, I’m renting, I paid for a permit for this area. I do not feel comfortable with him here, is there anything you can do?”

The officer can then be seen talking to the man who gesticulates back and tells him to “shut the f*** up.”

More police arrive and Irizarry says she still doesn’t feel safe. The man resumes his abuse, saying: “You’re not American, if you were American you wouldn’t wear that. You know that right?”

A female officer asks to see his ID and can be heard telling him that he’s intoxicated, to which he replies, “Well that’s your judgment.” She explains that Irizarry has a permit and she warns him he could be arrested “for not being compliant.”

“You don’t come here harassing people,” the officer continues. “People have just as much right to be here as you and when you’re drunk, you don’t belong here.”

The female officer then speaks with Irizarry, who gives her version of the incident, and the officer explains that they were called to the area after a report a man was choking a woman.

Eventually the first officer on the scene takes notes of Irizarry’s account and says he was at the scene due to the separate incident, noting that she was not being attacked though acknowledging she felt threatened.

Irizarry can be heard explaining to the officer that the incident began when she and others had asked the group the man was in if they could move as they had a permit for the area. She said the group politely complied but her Puerto Rico shirt appeared to act as a trigger to the man.

Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth with its own constitution. Puerto Ricans have been American citizens since 1917 and have the right to vote in US presidential primaries but not in presidential elections.

Target Offers 15 Percent Off Classroom Supplies for Teachers

MINNEAPOLIS – Target is offering teachers a 15 percent discount on select classroom supplies this summer – and the savings start Sunday.

The department store announced the move in a post on their blog “A Bullseye View”:

“Pssst… teachers. New this year, we’re making life a little easier for you, too, with a special 15-percent discount … For the first time, Target’s offering teachers nationwide 15 percent off select classroom supplies, from pens, pencils, crayons and markers to classroom storage and organization and tissues, hand sanitizer and more, in stores and on Target.com July 15-21. Simply visit Target.com/teacherprep starting July 15 to share some quick details and grab your coupon code.”

New lesson plan: Teachers + #BullseyesPlayground = pic.twitter.com/I53Q3JcKBS

— Target (@Target) July 9, 2018

The push is garnering Target plenty of buzz. A Twitter user quipped that their website’s servers better be ready to handle the wave of teachers registering online once the deal starts.

A study released this spring found that 94 percent of U.S. public school teachers spent their own money to buy school supplies during the 2014-2015 school year, according to a study by the government’s National Center for Education Statistics.

The average amount of money those teachers paid out of pocket was $479.

Keeping an eye on storm chances for the John Deere Classic

It has been a soggy start to our Saturday, and we’re keeping the chance for widely scattered showers and storms through the afternoon. Our best chance for any storms will be during the peak heating of the day as temperatures rise into the upper 80s. A storm or two could become strong, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on the sky… especially for the John Deere Classic.

After the sunset, most of the rain should diminish. We’ll stay warm tonight with lows in the 70s.

We have another chance at showers and storms on Sunday, so fingers crossed it can hold off for the final round of the JDC! Highs will be back in the upper 80s. A few isolated storms may linger on Monday, but many will remain dry.

Full blast sunshine will be back on Tuesday and Wednesday with low humidity and highs in the low 80s.

Meteorologist Taylor Graham

No charges filed for fatal bike verses pedestrian crash

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- An investigation reviewed by both the Scott County Attorney’s office and the City of Davenport’s legal team concluded Friday, July 13, that no criminal charges will be filed against the bicyclist who crashed into and killed a 79-year-old woman last month.

“I reviewed the scenario to determine whether criminal charges are applicable. In this case, no criminal charges apply. There was no intentional act to cause injury,” says Michael Walton, Scott County Attorney.

The pedestrian verses bicycle crash happened June 23.

The victim, Ruth Ann Morris was walking with her son Michael Blanchard, who says it was a part of their daily routine.

Blanchard says the accident happened not long after he and his mother stepped on the bike path.

“They lost control of their vehicles and my mom is gone now,” says Blanchard, who says the crash involved two cyclists; one fell to the ground and the other fell into his mom.

“I don’t think there should be charges but they killed my mom,” he says.

Although there are signs telling cyclist to slow down, Blanchard fears there are a handful of people who think the trail is only for cyclist and not pedestrians.

“I think that making it clear that for one this isn’t just a bike path this is a recreational path this is a pedestrian, skate boards rollerblades,” he says.

Weather delays end of JDC Round 2, update on leaders here

SILVIS, Illinois – July 13 started off in sweltering heat as the index rose up to 100 degrees, but storms rolled in later in the evening. Golfers were stopped once around 6:00 p.m. for nearby lightening. They resumed at 6:40 p.m. only to be stopped again 45 minutes later.

According to a tweet from the official tournament twitter account, @JDCLASSIC, “Another weather horn and play has been suspended to the rest of the day.”

Another weather horn and play has been suspended to the rest of the day. Here’s where we stand. Kim has one hole to play tomorrow morning to finish Round 2. pic.twitter.com/1X3tSzuqNF

— John Deere Classic (@JDCLASSIC) July 14, 2018

Michael Kim caught fire this afternoon. The 25-year-old is on top of the leader board with -16 under par with several birdies and no bogeys.

Steve Wheatcroft started his round strong, but he cooled off later as the heat got to him. He had 3 bogeys on his last 9, ending the round with -12 under.

“It’s just so humid and so hot,” Wheatcroft said. “You couldn’t stay hydrated no matter what you did.

David Hearn moved up the leader board this morning. He lost in a 3-way playoff with Jordan Spieth in 2013. PGA officials questioned his new putting style, but he was cleared, and it’s been good for him so far. He ended the day -12 under par.

More on your favorite pros in the video above, and tune in to WQAD News 8 at 6:30 p.m. every night of the tournament for “The 19th Hole.”

 

 

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