Drastic efforts are underway in Cape Town, South Africa to prevent the city from running out of water. The government has declared the crisis a national disaster. City officials say they may be forced to shut off water taps on June 4. Debora Patta reports.
GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA) — A suspect who shot at police in Garden Grove was barricaded inside a police vehicle with access to an officer’s AR-15, CBS2/KCAL9 confirmed Tuesday night. Garden Grove police were serving a warrant at 13th and Brookhurst Blvd. around 10 p.m. when the scene unfolded. The suspect was handcuffed and placed in the patrol vehicle, where he gained access to the weapon. The keys to the vehicle were also inside. This story is developing.
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Suspect Barricaded In Garden Grove Police Vehicle With Access To Officer’s AR-15, Shots Fired
Since, Birdman has gone from the streets of New Orleans to travel all across the globe, ultimately becoming one of the most successful rap label owners and entrepreneurs in modern music . For a glimpse at what to expect from Apple Music's Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story, arriving February 16 …
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Apple Music's Cash Money Documentary Finally Has a Trailer & Release Date
The Lakers aren’t abandoning a 2018 summer pursuit of free-agent stars, but rather recalibrating their focus on a 2019 class that could include Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler, sources told Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Sources: Lakers shifting free-agent focus to ’19
He also won Best R&B Performance for “That's What I Like,” Best R&B Song for “That's What I Like,” and Best R&B Album “24k Magic.” Boucher also highlighted the #TimesUp movement, which made an appearance at the award ceremony. Many attendees and nominees wore white roses in support of …
UPLAND (CBSLA) – Upland High School in San Bernardino County was placed on lockdown for several hours Friday due to an unspecified threat. The lockdown at the school, located at 565 W. 11th St., took affect before 10:20 a.m. The Upland Unified School District superintendent’s office confirmed that Upland police were sent to the school to investigate and that parents had been notified. Police were informed as a precaution, the district said. The Press-Enterprise newspaper reported that the threat was based on suspicious text messages. Upland police were also aware of a photo on social media that showed a person in a gas mask that may be connected to the threat, the newspaper reported. The lockdown was lifted at around 12:30 p.m.
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Threat Forces Upland High School On Lockdown
TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Many firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other volunteer first responders in New Jersey are being told to leave their posts for six months. It is all because of the way the pension system in the state works. But as CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported exclusively Wednesday, a fix has been drafted in Trenton. Still, time is running out to make the fix law. “I’ve always wanted to help people,” said Wayne, New Jersey police Officer Barry Turner, who is also a firefighter. “I’m a third generation volunteer fireman, and now, kids are now the fourth generation.” Turner can work as both a police officer and a firefighter because he is a volunteer firefighter – responding to calls when he is off the clock. “If I’m around and available, I go,” Turner said. After 30 years on the police force, Turner is retiring this March. But he plans to keep volunteering as a firefighter. The problem is the state says he will have to hang up his helmet and quit for a bit. “I just think it’s ridiculous that in today’s age where we really need people to volunteer for the communities, I’m being forced to leave for 180 days,” Turner said. The State of New Jersey says Turner technically holds two positions in the Township of Wayne, and “must terminate from both positions in order to qualify for retirement benefits.” He has to have a six-month separation of service from the town he retires from before he can receive any compensation from the town again – or else he puts his pension in jeopardy. As a volunteer firefighter, Turner’s pension is not much. But he receives $595 to replace damaged clothing and a $1,350 a year stipend that is put into a tax-deferred account. “The same people who are schoolteachers, firefighters, who are police officers, who are DPW workers, municipal workers are part of the vital community that are providing the services to our residents on a volunteer basis as well,” he said. “And so now you’re taking out a large chunk of the people.” State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Westwood) said many towns rely heavily on volunteer services. Thus, she introduced a bill two years ago that would get rid of the six-month separation for firefighters. “Went through committee unanimously; went through the entire senate unanimously,” Schepisi said. The problem is that the bill has not been put up for a final vote in the assembly. If it is not voted on by this week, it expires. Only Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) can bring the bill up for a vote. Schepisi said he assured her it would move forward, but so far, it has not. On Wednesday, the Packanack Lake firehouse had six calls come in. Losing someone like Turner for 180 days, a fire official there said, “It’s an invaluable asset to have to lose for six months.” CBS2 contacted Prieto’s office and got no response. If the bill dies, the entire process would have to begin from scratch. Meantime, volunteers from around the state will be gone.
Niners safety Eric Reid said he is “completely fine” with the possibility that his free-agent prospects could be hurt because of his participation in protests of racial inequality during the national anthem.
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Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will miss at least the next two games with a strained left hip, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters in Milwaukee on Friday. Smith sat out practice Thursday because of the injury.
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Mavs’ Smith Jr. (hip) out at least next 2 games