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At least 20 people injured after SUV slammed into Wisconsin Christmas parade

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At least 20 people injured after SUV slammed into Wisconsin Christmas parade

Authorities reported Sunday that an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, injuring at least 20 people. Waukesha police, roughly 20 miles west of Milwaukee, advised residents to stay away from the downtown area. Mayor Shawn Reilly of Milwaukee told WITI that he does not believe the public is now in danger.

A red SUV breaks through barriers and speeds into the lane where the procession was taking place, according to videos posted to social media, including a live broadcast of the event hosted by the City of Waukesha.

The SUV speeds into the procession directly behind a school marching band in footage captured by the city from a distance. According to a witness, a red SUV sped down the street, and the crowd could hear the thuds as it collided with people, leaving several on the ground.

The SUV struck Corey Montiho’s daughter’s dance team, according to Corey Montiho, a Waukesha school board member.

“It had pom-poms and shoes, and they poured hot chocolate all over the place.” To find my daughter, I had to go from one crushed body to the next,” he explained. “My wife and two daughters were on the verge of being hit. Please keep everyone in your prayers. “Pray for me.”

“While my family is protected, many others are not. I was holding one little girl’s head in my palm because she was seizing and bleeding from her ears. As her mother passed out, I took her in my arms. “Pray for me.”

Angelito Tenorio, a West Allis alderman running for state treasurer, said he had just finished marching in the parade with his family and friends when he saw the automobile come by.

“We watched an SUV cross across, push the pedal to the metal, and basically go up the parade path at full speed,” Tenorio explained. “Then there was a loud bang, followed by deafening cries and screams from persons hit by the vehicle.” Then we observed people fleeing or stopping to cry, and there were people on the ground who appeared to have been struck by the vehicle.”

Tenorio claimed he noticed around ten persons on the ground, both children and adults, who appeared to have been struck by the vehicle.

“It just all occurred so fast,” he added.

Alderman Don Paul Browne claimed he was marching in the parade’s front row and was almost home when his wife texted to ask if he was okay.

“I’m stunned,” he said. “People come from all over, including Jefferson County, to watch this march. I’m deafeningly deafened It’s quite distressing.”

“My inclination was to attempt to help,” he continued, “but it may be the last thing the cops need.” The best I can do is provide folks with information. Now we have to be concerned about shootings. It makes my heartbreak.”

Waukesha is commemorating its 125th anniversary with events all year. The parade, which takes place downtown, officially kicks off the holiday season in the city and is always one of the most anticipated events of the year.

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A man was killed and a child is critically injured in a shooting in Upper Land Park

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A man was killed and a child is critically injured in a shooting in Upper Land Park

The Sacramento Police Department confirmed that one individual was killed in a shooting that occurred in the Upper Land Park neighbourhood late Tuesday night.

Seavey Circle, on the east side of Interstate 5, near Miller Park, was the scene of the incident, according to Sacramento police.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered one of their own who had been shot and had been declared dead. A toddler was injured in the incident and was rushed to the hospital where he is currently in serious condition. It is not clear if the child was also shot by the police in Sacramento.

Their real names hadn’t been released yet.

At 11 p.m., there was a significant police presence in the area, and much of the roadway was shut down while emergency services worked on the incident.

The identity of a suspect or the reason for their arrest had not been made public.

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Grant money is given to Jacksonville-area organizations to help support local veterans

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Grant money is given to Jacksonville-area organizations to help support local veterans

As part of this year’s Celebration of Valor, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs & Veterans Department awarded grants to a number of local groups that assist military personnel and veterans in need.

Both K9s for Warriors and Operation New Uniform won $5,000.

Greg Wells, Manager of programmes for K9s for Soldiers, said, “What this city is helping us do is create hope for the veterans, for our warriors,.

“It’s helping veterans,” said Sean Stull, Operation New Uniform’s Director of Training and Transition. “It’s making sure no veteran struggles the way I did.”

It’s been two years since Stull retired from the Navy, but the experience is still a blur to him. It’s hard to figure out who you are without your outfit, he said.

“I struggled a little bit trying to figure out where I fit.”

He now mentors other veterans in the aim of expanding his business with the money he’s been given. As he put it, “[Operation New Uniform wants] to help more veterans, to spread our reach further.”

K9s For Warriors will use the grant money to build a mega-kennel, which will allow the group to more than increase the number of service dogs it can pair with veterans while also reducing waiting times for pups to be placed.

Now, veterans will only have to wait approximately a year before they can get a service dog instead of the five years they once had to wait for.

Wells highlighted, “What we need to do is focus on helping the warrior right now,” While in the military, he saw action in Iraq and Afghanistan.  “I got a service dog and immediately I knew I was going to be ok. I love this dog.”

He and his service dog, Utah, have been together for over six years.

There are a lot of resources out there for military veterans, and all they have to do is ask for them.

“There’s a light.” Stull insisted that there is a brighter future ahead. “You do have value, you don’t have to just settle.”

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Eric Adams Elected Mayor of New York City

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been elected. The former captain of the New York City Police Department is the city’s second Black mayor in its history.

Adams, 61, who is currently the president of the Brooklyn Borough Council, beat off a large field in the race to succeed Bill de Blasio, who had a turbulent two terms as mayor, with his final years marred by social unrest and the city becoming the first major COVID-19 hot zone in the United States.

In a field of leftist candidates that included former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia, attorney Maya Wiley, and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, Adams emerged as a moderate choice. Adams received the most votes in the August mayoral primary, indicating that he would have an easy time winning this month.

“Tonight we are going to make the turn and take our city in a new direction,” Adams said Tuesday night during his victory speech. “I want to believe again.”

Adams will be sworn in on Jan. 1.

David Dinkins was the first Black mayor of New York, serving from 1990 to 1993. Adams will be the 110th president of the United States.

Given the magnitude of the city’s issues in recovering from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adams has focused on public safety and has said little about his views on media and entertainment policy at City Hall. New York has been aggressive in courting TV and film production and making the city an easy location for Hollywood to work under de Blasio’s leadership.

Adams worked for the NYPD for 22 years, earning a reputation as a proponent of criminal and social justice reform. In 2006, he resigned from the NYPD and ran for the state Senate as a Democrat. He spent six years in Albany before moving to the Brooklyn borough post.

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