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Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base

Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base

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 Isn’t it frustrating when you ask a friend a question – like what’s your favorite restaurant in New York or what trips have you been on this year – knowing that these specific answers are certainly already accessible on social media? The problem is no one wants to spend an hour combing through their friends social media pages (or worse, monitoring them 24/7), so we just… Read More
NY State Fair offers special ticket packages for one-day sale

NY State Fair offers special ticket packages for one-day sale

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – The New York State Fair is running a one-day sale on packages of fair admission, rides, food and games. The “Midway Madness” sale will be offered online Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. via the fair’s official online seller, Etix.com . The sale date is exactly six months from the opening of the 2018 Fair on Wednesday, August 22. The Fair and Wade Shows will offer two packages. For $25 , you can get one weekday ride-all-day wristband, $15 in Midway Bucks and two admissions to the fair. For $45 , you can get two ride-all-day wristbands, $20 in Midway Bucks and four admissions to the fair. Only 2,500 of each package will be available with buyers limited to four packages per purchase.
Compassionate Cop? A Hard Look at Lupe Valdez’s Record as Dallas Sheriff

Compassionate Cop? A Hard Look at Lupe Valdez’s Record as Dallas Sheriff

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Compassionate Cop? Taking a Hard Look at Lupe Valdez’s Record as Dallas Sheriff At best, Lupe Valdez embraced reforms that years of scandal had forced upon the Dallas County jail. At worst, she downplayed problems and withheld information on jail deaths in the post-Sandra Bland era. – by Michael Barajas @michaelsbarajas February 19, 2018 When Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez gave her prime-time speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, she faced a tough task. Viral videos of police violence had again triggered unrest across the nation. Earlier that month, Baton Rouge cops had gunned down Alton Sterling, followed by the on-camera killing of Philando Castile in Minnesota. Then, at a rally against police brutality in downtown Dallas on July 7, a veteran fired on offi...
ZoneIn Video: A Tour of the Inwood Rezoning Area

ZoneIn Video: A Tour of the Inwood Rezoning Area

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Marc Bussanich Inwood is the fifth neighborhood where the de Blasio administration is spearheading a rezoning as part of the mayor’s larger affordable housing plan. The proposal, sponsored by the Economic Development Corporation, is currently making its way through the seven-month public review process through which a rezoning becomes law. It would allow increased residential and commercial development in several areas, including a required portion of income-targeted housing under the city’s mandatory inclusionary housing policy, and would also come with a package of investments in the neighborhood’s services, infrastructure, and housing. Many residents, however, are concerned about the impact the rezoning could have on the neighborhood’s infrastructure and its pot...
Family that took in shooting suspect after death of his parents speaks out

Family that took in shooting suspect after death of his parents speaks out

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PARKLAND, FL (AP/WCMH) — The 19-year-old suspect in the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people didn’t know how to use a microwave, didn’t pick up after himself and didn’t know how to do his own laundry. Kimberly and James Snead took him in following his mother’s death, and spoke to the Sun Sentinel . The paper published a story Sunday about the family, who said that what Nikolas Cruz did baffles them. “We had this monster living under our roof and we didn’t know,” Kimberly Snead told the newspaper.  The Sneads’ son had asked if Cruz could move in with them after Cruz’s mother died last November. They made Cruz buy a locking gun safe to put in his room the day he moved in. Cruz had a handful of guns, including the AR-15 and two other rifles that James Snead said would be considered a
Man using LetGO app accused of north county robberies, shooting

Man using LetGO app accused of north county robberies, shooting

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Three people were robbed and one of them shot after confrontations with someone posing as a cell phone seller using the LetGo app. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Normandy police are investigating two of the incidents. The department tweeted out a warning urging residents to avoid buying electronics from strangers using the app. LetGo is an app where people can buy and sell used items locally. But in three different encounters, the situations appear to have turned dangerous. Normandy police say two of the robberies happened in a residential area on Bermuda Drive and the third happened in nearby Ferguson. Investigators say around 5 p.m. Sunday, a victim came to the Normandy Police Department saying they had been robbed on Bermuda after responding
Rehab work begins on MetroLink station elevators

Rehab work begins on MetroLink station elevators

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Work begins today to rehabilitate six elevators at four MetroLink stations in downtown St. Louis. The work starts today at the Laclede's Landing station. Repairs at Union Station start March 1. Work at the 8th and Pine and Convention Center stations will come later in the year. Each elevator will be closed for about 12 weeks. The project should be finished by the end of 2018.