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Blinken defends Biden’s refugee cap, Afghanistan withdrawal in exclusive interview

Blinken defends Biden’s refugee cap, Afghanistan withdrawal in exclusive interview blinken-defends-biden’s-refugee-cap,-afghanistan-withdrawal-in-exclusive-interview

Mark Makela/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the Biden administration amid a barrage of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and refugee advocates for maintaining a Trump-era limit on refugee admissions for now. While President Joe Biden pledged to admit 125,000 refugees in the new fiscal […]

3 dead, 2 seriously injured in early morning shooting at bar

3 dead, 2 seriously injured in early morning shooting at bar 3-dead,-2-seriously-injured-in-early-morning-shooting-at-bar

Google Street View (KENOSHA, Wis.) — Three people were killed and two others were seriously injured in a shooting early Sunday at a crowded Wisconsin bar, prompting a two-state search for at least one gunman who authorities said targeted the victims. Gunfire broke out inside and outside the Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wisconsin, around […]

Adopt A Highway Cleanups Underway

Adopt A Highway Cleanups Underway adopt-a-highway-cleanups-underway

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s annual Adopt a Highway roadside cleanups are now underway. In the southern half of the Lower Peninsula, volunteers will be out along the sides of highways from this Saturday to April 25 picking up trash. MDOT spokesperson Dan Weingarten told WSJM News last year the volunteers all belong to groups […]

Key takeaways from the Derek Chauvin trial in George Floyd’s death, as jurors near deliberation

Key takeaways from the Derek Chauvin trial in George Floyd’s death, as jurors near deliberation key-takeaways-from-the-derek-chauvin-trial-in-george-floyd’s-death,-as-jurors-near-deliberation

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) — The jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has now heard nearly three weeks of at-times emotional testimony from over three dozen witnesses, as well as watched hours of video of Floyd’s arrest. The court proceedings […]

Severe storms in Florida as milder weather returns for East Coast

Severe storms in Florida as milder weather returns for East Coast severe-storms-in-florida-as-milder-weather-returns-for-east-coast

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Severe storms are expected across northern and central Florida with gusty winds and hail on Sunday through Monday as more snow showers move through the Rockies in the West with up to four states under winter weather alerts. Overall, a quiet weather pattern takes us into the first half of […]

Adam Toledo remembered by family as kind, funny teen in wake of fatal police shooting

Adam Toledo remembered by family as kind, funny teen in wake of fatal police shooting adam-toledo-remembered-by-family-as-kind,-funny-teen-in-wake-of-fatal-police-shooting

Chicago Police Dept. (CHICAGO) — Lupita Perez can’t bear to watch the body camera footage that shows the final moments of her cousin’s life, when 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer. In a phone call with ABC News Saturday, two days after the the footage was released, Perez, 29, […]

Richard Jones part 2; With Respect 04/18/21

Richard Jones part 2; With Respect 04/18/21 richard-jones-part-2;-with-respect-04/18/21

Richard Jones, a poet and professor of poetry at De Paul University. This is his second appearance on With Respect. They talk over how everyday experiences, people and nature are turned into something special by the eye, the ears, the words of poetry. Jones’ experience of a bomb threat in the iconic Harrods department store […]

Video shows Asian woman pushed to ground, robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco

Video shows Asian woman pushed to ground, robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco video-shows-asian-woman-pushed-to-ground,-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-san-francisco

KGO-TV (San Francisco) — Newly surfaced video shows an Asian woman in her 50s brutally robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco in October 2020. The incident took place in the Sunset neighborhood. The woman, who only wished to be identified as Ms. Lee, according to San Francisco ABC station KGO-TV, said the attack occurred after […]

Protesters demand release of body camera footage of Tennessee high school shooting

Protesters demand release of body camera footage of Tennessee high school shooting protesters-demand-release-of-body-camera-footage-of-tennessee-high-school-shooting

FatCamera/iStock (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Protests unfolded in Tennessee Friday with demands police release body camera footage of the officer-involved high school shooting that left one student dead and a police officer wounded. The shooting happened at Austin-East Magnet High School in east Knoxville on Monday. Police said a 17-year-old student had a gun inside the […]

South Haven Visitors Bureau Set To Welcome New Director

South Haven Visitors Bureau Set To Welcome New Director south-haven-visitors-bureau-set-to-welcome-new-director

The South Haven-Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau is getting a new director. Current Director Scott Reinert tells us he’s mostly retiring at the end of May. He’s been with the bureau about five and a half years and says there’s been plenty of growth in the area with more coming. “There’s really a […]

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