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Staten Island candidate in hot water for Heil Hitler remark



Leticia Remauro — a Staten Island candidate for borough president who served as a campaign aide to Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis — shouted “Heil Hitler” during a Facebook live video she took at a protest against coronavirus safety protocols.

“We’re with the small business community, with Staten Island to stand up for our right — the right to pay taxes so that we can pay the salaries of these good men and women,” Remauro said of police officers seen in the background outside Mac’s Public House last month. “They are just doing their job.”

“But, not for nothing. Sometimes you got to say, `Heil Hitler!’ Not a good idea to send me here,” Remauro said in the video.

Remauro, a former SI Republican Party chairwoman, was among the protesters defending the owner of Mac’s Public House for defying Cuomo’s COVID-19 safety rules barring indoor dining in bars and eateries. The owners declared the pub an “autonomous zone.”

“Just like those sheriffs said to Cuomo. They weren’t going to bust down doors and get people out of their houses,” she said, referencing another rule to restrict home gatherings.

Remauro, whose PR firm handled social media for Malliotakis’ successful congressional campaign and served as campaign manager for her 2017 mayoral campaign, issued an apology as her videotape invoking Hitler and the Nazis spread on social media.

“This is a VERY BAD ANALOGY and I am apologizing heartily for my choice of words in this video,” Remauro said in a FB post.

“I take full ownership of it. I won’t try to make any excuses. PERIOD.”

Remauro, during an interview Monday night, said she intended to convey that Cuomo and de Blasio were acting in a dictatorial manner. She also said she’s sensitive to Hitler and Nazi Germany because her son-in-law has family members who are Holocaust survivors.

“We spent a lot of time understanding what happened in Nazi Germany,” she said.

Remauro was also in D.C. last week when pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol Building.

She said she unveiled artist Scott Lobaido’s unflattering portrait of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and walked with it from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.

Remauro also said she was briefly outside the Capitol but left before protesters invaded the building. “We got out as protesters were coming in,” she said.

She said she was in her hotel when the siege took place and had nothing to do with it.

Remauro has participated in other protests against Cuomo’s restriction on businesses during the pandemic.



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Wim Hof on Love, Grief, and Cold Water


Wim Hof might be superhuman (although he’ll tell you otherwise). His method of active breathwork, third eye meditation, and cold exposure has allowed him to accomplish what appear to be impossible feats of mind over matter, like running a barefoot marathon in the desert and keeping his body temperature stable in freezing weather conditions. It’s no secret we’re fans: We sent goop staffers to Tahoe to train with him for our Netflix series, The goop Lab. We’ve practiced his breathwork and downloaded his app. We have our eyes locked on the emerging

research on how his method might affect immune

health. And next we’ll be binge-reading his new

book: The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential.


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Hof’s book is part memoir, part research log, part instructional manual. At times, it’s a striking mix of all three. The excerpt here—in which Hof recounts how he met his wife, Olaya; lost her to suicide; and found stillness in cold water—is one of those moments.


Why the Cold Is a Noble Force

Beatrixpark in Amsterdam sat roughly a quarter mile from my home and I would go there every day, like a ritual, to charge myself up—into the cold water but also into myself. I would go to a spot between two willow trees and I’d look out at the water and feel its presence. Once I entered the water, I’d charge myself up through my breathing, feeling at first a pleasant tingling sensation but then intensifying, as if my body was a beam of electricity. Once I was beneath the water, I would hear nothing at all. I would feel nothing but a deep sense of peace. It was like rebirth. I’d remain there beneath the water at first for one minute, then two, three minutes, building up to four minutes without breath, and when the real need for breathing came, I’d just pull myself easily out of the water. Remaining in the mind, not cold or shivering at all, just being. I’d come out, get dressed, and do my exercises right there by the waterside, completely in control and within myself. It was like my body had gained an untold power. And the more I did it, the stronger this power became.

It was within my awakening to this power that I met the woman I would marry. I was at a gathering at a friend’s home and saw her dancing. She was so beautiful. Long curly hair, bright eyes, full lips, just lovely. There she was dancing right in front of me, and I was mesmerized. Just absolutely transfixed. She told me her name, Olaya. When we were together, it was as if we existed outside of bounds of time—in the pure emotion of the moment. That’s how I remember it, at least.

After about a year, Olaya had to return to her home in Spain, to Basque country. She was gone for about five months, and I grew lonely without her. Then one day a letter arrived, and it said that she was nearly six months pregnant. So I did what anyone in my situation would do. I went immediately to the rail station and boarded a train headed for Paris. And from Paris to Pamplona. In those days, there weren’t any mobile phones, and she had left me no phone number to call. All I had was the letter. But I was on my way, straight as an arrow; I was going to be a father, and my heart swelled with pride.

Enahm was a happy baby, very agreeable, laughing all the time. You know what I did with him? From a tender age, I began taking him into the cold water. Just a quick dip—no ice swimming! He would gasp at first, startled, and then he would laugh and laugh. He emanated so much energy for such a little thing. We had a great time with him. We didn’t worry about this or that as many new parents do. We were not inhibited in any way in our love for him. And when you have a great time with your baby and the baby is growing nicely, growing strong and happy, the idea of a second baby—and a third and a fourth—makes sense. Even when you have no money. So that’s what we did.

We named the second baby, a daughter, Isabelle. Isa for short. She was a truly beautiful baby, with the most beautiful blue eyes I had ever seen. And then her sister, Laura, and brother Michael, who came soon after. Laura had the biggest eyes you could ever imagine on a baby, and we named Michael after Michael Jackson, the American pop star. I loved Michael Jackson’s music back then, and I still do.

By 1995 we were living in Spain—my wife, four children, and I—and encountered some difficult times. Not only did I have little money, but Olaya’s mental state began to deteriorate. A darkness, a shadow, had begun to take shape and was gaining momentum. She had always been so open, extroverted, always talking, an absolute unique being. It’s very difficult to see someone you love dwelling in darkness and sinking deeper and deeper into it. I never knew which Olaya I would get. One day she’d be a great mother, and everything would be wonderful, but on other days, she would stay in bed and refuse to engage.

Further and further down Olaya spiraled. Pills and injections, therapy, none of them could stem her descent into darkness. I tried my best to be there for her because she was the mother of my children, the love of my life. I still loved her madly, but there was little I could do. She was terrorized by her own mind. I needed to be strong for our children, to maintain as stable an environment for them as I could. And I did. We had actually a good time. We had our little nest, and we filled it with love, but the Olaya I knew was gone.

The breathing and the cold really helped me deal with the stress, allowed me to let go, and at least in my mind, be free. My method became a practice and then a ritual as I struggled to find a place for myself and my family within a society that was largely insensitive to our plight. The children and I loved Olaya deeply, but we could no longer rely on her so we learned instead to depend on ourselves and on each other. The older children had to grow up faster than I would have liked.

That summer I was leading trips into the canyons, and it made sense to have the children nearby, where they could be looked after by Olaya’s family. I was on the job one day when I got a telephone call from Olaya’s brother telling me that she had jumped from the eighth story, having kissed our children goodbye moments before.

I went directly back to Pamplona, and her father took me to see her. I saw her face, and it had been liberated of its shadow. The darkness had lifted. The demon, the terror was gone. Whatever it was that had split within her brain was gone. She had achieved peace and despite my heartbreak, in a way so did I. I felt Olaya’s presence from up in the ethereal hemisphere and knew that she could see that I was doing well with our children. The love and emotion were still there—they still are to this day—well preserved, strong, and alive.

Do you know what healed me? The cold water. It brought me back into reality. Instead of being guided by my broken emotions toward stress and sorrow, the cold water led me to stillness. Stillness of the mind. That gave my broken heart a chance to rest, restore, rehabilitate. And that’s the way it went. The children made me survive, and the cold water healed me. Or maybe it was the other way around. Maybe the cold water made me survive, and my children gave me the strength to heal myself. They gave me a purpose to live and to be present for them 100 percent. When you go into the cold water, you’re no longer thinking about your mortgage, your next meal, your emotional baggage. You’re not caught up in your thoughts. It’s freezing, and you’re just surviving. That brought me to a place where I could heal. I loved my children deeply, and they were my salvation.

It was then that I first understood the true benefits of the cold water, breathing techniques, and positive mindset I was employing. So, I made a method out of them, in the hope that others could benefit from them as I had. That was twenty-five years ago, and the method has evolved a lot since then, but its original spark is still with me. Like the memory of my dear, sweet love, Olaya, I carry it with me wherever I go.


Adapted from The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential by Wim Hof (Sounds True, October 2020)


Wim Hof is a Dutch athlete and Guinness World Record setter known for his ability to withstand extreme cold for long periods of time. Hof developed the Wim Hof Method, a protocol for mind-over-body mastery that consists of breathing exercises, cold therapy, relaxation techniques, and commitment. He hosts Wim Hof Method trainings and retreats worldwide and works alongside scientific research groups to illuminate how his methods work and might be applied for human health. Hof is the author of The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential.


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Jim Carrey finally gets laughs while Alec Baldwin treads water


It took him three veeping weeks, but Jim Carrey was actually pretty funny as Joe Biden on “Saturday Night Live” this time.

Before tonight, I would not have bet on the actor budging a centimeter.

The first two episodes of the season creaked along like an Amtrak train as the famous funnyman, 58, leaned too heavily on his physical comedy schtick from “The Mask” to play a 77-year-old and was stuck in a mediocre sketch in which his DNA became combined with the vice presidential debate fly.

But Carrey waved good-Biden to his failures in the latest “SNL” cold open that took aim at this week’s “dueling town halls” — with Biden speaking to voters and George Stephanopoulos on ABC and President Trump appearing on NBC with Savannah Guthrie.

His Biden zingers, at least, tickled.

A voter in the audience asked the former vice president what his plan for coronavirus was.

“Unlike the president, I have plan,” Carrey’s Biden replied.

“What is it?” pressed the confused voter.

Carrey shot back, “It’s a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something.” Solid “Who’s On First?”, set ’em up, knock ’em down stuff.

Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live
Screengrab of Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on “Saturday Night Live.”NBC

Piling on, Carrey also sang “It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” while donning a red sweater, and later turned into TV painter Bob Ross.

“You see, each tree has its own personality, just like America. Does that answer your question?,” Carrey said, not answering the question.

None of this was incisive or notably smart, but the comedy show finally acknowledged Biden’s personality, instead of merely boosting his candidacy like a socially distant pep rally. Carrey was consistently fun to watch.

Alec Baldwin’s crummy Trump, however, remains a textbook case of plus ça change. As usual, none of the actor’s one-liners or pursed-lips mannerisms got guffaws. The writers seem more lost than ever on how to handle the president humorously.

His main gag was mispronouncing names: he called Guthrie “Serengeti” and judge Amy Coney Barrett “Conan O’Brien.” That’s recycling what Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush used to do much more lovably 20 years ago.

Baldwin’s Trump doesn’t work because it’s never risen above an impression to become a fleshed-out character. His irritating take has worn thin during this administration because the actor wears his contempt for the president on his sleeve. The actor is persistently awkward, and his moments all fell flat tonight.

The sketch ended with a WrestleMania bout — folding chairs and all — with Kate McKinnon’s combative Guthrie. Terribly clichéd.

Some say Baldwin, 62, has no other option than what he’s doing because of the president’s big personality. But it can be done.

The best Trump impression ever belongs to a British drag queen named The Vivienne who appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.” It’s a knowledgable, quick-witted, lived-in performance.

Baldwin should go to YouTube and learn from that drag queen, instead of being a drag.



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Diabetic Americans dispute Trump’s claim he made insulin so cheap ‘it’s like water’



That came as a shock to the Americans who shell out hundreds of dollars a month on insulin, a number of whom posted triple-digit pharmacy bills to social media immediately after the president’s assertion.

“I looked at my husband and slapped my leg and said, ‘Can you believe that!’ ” said Tiffany Garrioch, 36, a public health nurse and educator in Minnesota with Type 1 diabetes, who watched the debate with her family.

“We’re already an underserved and highly vulnerable population,” she said. “To hear the president say it costs as much as water makes us look like we’re crybabies or liars.”

Insulin costs her $36.76 a day, she said. In 2008, it was $9.81.

Insulin prices have ballooned over two decades, including during the Trump administration. A subset of people who will be able to enroll in Medicare drug plans that cap payments at $35 a month would be insulated from those costs. Otherwise a patient with diabetes can spend hundreds of dollars on a monthly insulin supply.

A few decades ago, people could pay about $20 per month for insulin, said Jeremy Greene, a primary care physician and medical historian at Johns Hopkins University. “Insulin prices have been a travesty of American pharmaceutical policy.”

The only way Trump’s statement could not be anything but an “out-and-out fabrication,” Greene said, is if insulin were compared to some of the priciest bottled water on Earth — such as the liquid harvested twice a year from melting Arctic polar ice that the doctor once spotted for sale in a Norway airport.

“The cost of insulin is still high for the majority of Americans who need it to survive,” said Laura Friedman, vice president for federal payment policy at the American Diabetes Association, which supports insurance co-pay caps and Medicaid expansion to help people with diabetes afford the drug.

“The ADA and the millions who are living with diabetes look forward to the day when insulin is affordable so that people can stop suffering from the consequences of dangerous practices like rationing insulin due to exorbitant costs,” she said in a statement.

About 1 in 4 patients with diabetes report underusing insulin because of financial pressure, which “effectively means that they are trying to make their insulin stretch, or having difficulty buying groceries or paying utility bills,” said physician Jing Luo, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing.

Switching to cheaper but less effective forms of insulin, or rationing it, can be devastating. People with diabetes can suffer strokes, kidney failure or death without sufficient insulin.

“The consequence of the untenable price of insulin can be measured in body counts,” Greene said.

Three companies — Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi — dominate the market for insulin.

Insulin sold by Novo Nordisk, under the brand name NovoLog, was priced at $40 per vial in 2001 and rose to $289 in 2018, as The Washington Post reported last year. Eli Lilly’s Humalog insulin was $275 a vial as of last year, up from $21 when it entered the market in 1996. Sanofi’s Lantus was up to $270 a vial last year from $35 when it debuted in 2001. A box of Lantus exceeds $1,000 in the United States, Luo pointed out, “yet that same box lists under $100 at any Canadian pharmacy without a prescription.”

The three drugmakers have reduced the cost of insulin for some patients who have lost jobs, health insurance or both as a result of the pandemic. But attempts to encourage the industry to rein in insulin prices have been largely unsuccessful, Greene said, with manufacturers blaming the third-party companies that manage insurance benefits, and those middlemen in turn blaming the manufacturers.

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a compound that is biologically close, also known as a biosimilar, to insulin. That can be purchased for about a third of the price of brand-name insulin drugs.

This was progress — but “not progress attributable to Trump,” Greene said.



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Ask Gerda: Do Water Purifiers Make Tap Water Safer—or Taste Better?


Gerda Endemann, our senior director of science and research, has a BS in nutrition from UC
Berkeley, a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from MIT, and a passion for cherry-picking from our wellness shop. She
spends a lot of her time interpreting research—established and emerging. And our wellness routines thank her for
this. (Yours will, too. Send us your own questions for Gerda: [email protected].)

Dear goop, I hate it that my tap water smells and tastes like chlorine. Should I stop being so picky, or
should
I trust my instinct and get a water purifier? —Tasha P.

Hi, Tasha. I agree with your instinct about not wanting to drink water that smells like chlorine. I recently stayed
in a house that had well water, and it tasted so delicious—it reminded me that water is not meant to taste like
disinfectants.

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Chlorine is incredibly useful for disinfecting water so that we don’t have to worry about widespread water-borne
diseases, like cholera. Some water is disinfected with chloramine, a combination of chlorine and ammonia. Are
these
perfect solutions? Do we want to be drinking chlorine and chloramine? Maybe not. After all, chlorine has to be
removed from water that is used in aquariums—it’s a poison for fish.

The level of chlorine in water goes down with time as it evaporates or degrades. I used to let my water sit in an
open bottle on the counter until the taste and smell of chlorine dissipated. Then I noticed that this was no
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Chlorine and chloramine react with other molecules in water to form by-products: di- and trichloramines and trihalomethanes. Chlorine can even react with food components during food preparation.
Chlorine by-products can be toxic to cells and animals, and high levels are harmful to the respiratory system. This
might not be relevant at everyday levels—even water itself can kill you if you drink too much.

We don’t really know whether chlorine by-products have adverse effects at the low concentrations we’re exposed to.
The federal government places limits on levels of many chemicals in drinking water, but research on the additive
effects—and the long-term effects—of these chemicals is sorely needed. And according to the Environmental
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up to skin- and nose-irritating levels in swimming pools. Chloramines are heavier than air, and without
good air circulation—for example, in the winter at indoor pools—they settle in the air above the water.

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Houston flooding: Water main break causes major flooding, submerging cars and filling streets


“Water covering a part of the main lanes causing people to sit on the roofs of their cars,” Gonzalez tweeted. All occupants are now out, he said.

The massive flooding caused “major traffic backups,” Gonzalez said, as State Highway 225 was shut down at Interstate 610.

“This is a cluster, but we will get it worked out,” he tweeted at one point.

Blaming aging infrastructure for the incident, Mayor Sylvester Turner said the 96-inch water main was 35 years old. Private contractors were working on it when it burst.

The main provides as much as 50% of the city’s water, Turner said at a news conference.

The city probably will be under an order to boil water for 24 hours, Turner said. Restaurants with no water pressure will have to close immediately.

It may take up to eight hours to fix the broken water main, Turner said. Gonzalez tweeted Thursday afternoon that it will take six to eight hours for the water to drain, and then repairs will be made.

High water covered the 610 East Loop, CNN affiliate KPRC reported.

The water main broke near Fidelity and North Carolina streets and “water flowed to 610 South/Ship Channel Bridge” about two miles south of the break, near the Buffalo Bayou, Gonzalez said.

Cars submerged in east Houston after a water main broke.

The sheriff’s department marine unit was called in to assist, Gonzalez said.



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New York City water main break floods streets and disrupts subway commutes


The break occurred on Manhattan’s Upper West Side around 5 a.m. ET, officials said at a news conference. It caused significant delays on the 1, 2 and 3 subway lines and street closures on Broadway from 72nd Street to 61st Street.

Emergency crews are on the scene working to repair the problem, officials said, and the water was shut off around 8 a.m.

It likely will take days to complete work and restore streets, said Vincent Sapienza, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection.

Video posted by Derick Waller, a reporter for CNN affiliate WABC, shows the flooding virtually turning a section of Broadway into a river.

Transit authorities were assessing damage and working to restore service late Monday morning. Officials said they expect things will return to normal by the evening rush hour.

Three buildings reported significant damage, Fire Department of New York Deputy Assistant Chief Joseph Ferrante said.

Residents also reported tea-colored water coming out of their faucets.

CNN employee Philip Ross reported low water pressure and tea-colored water coming out of the faucets in his apartment on Monday.

Sapienza said there are no concerns about water quality and residents should let the water run until clear.

The city experienced extreme weather fluctuations over the weekend, with temperatures reaching the 60s on Saturday and Sunday before dropping Sunday evening. Officials said they will look into whether that played a role.





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Kristen Stewart Is Afraid of Water, Can’t Believe She Filmed ‘Underwater’


Underwater Star Kristen Stewart Is Afraid of Water
Kristen Stewart speaks onstage at the ‘Underwater’ film premiere at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown in Los Angeles on January 7, 2020. Chelsea Lauren/Variety/Shutterstock

Water weary! Kristen Stewart is not a fan of water — so much so that she admitted that doing the water-based horror film Underwater was not her best move.

“I’m really scared of the water,” Stewart, 29, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Underwater special fan screening in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 7.

The Snow White and the Huntsman actress rarely backs down from a challenge, but subjecting herself to water was hard even by her standards.

“I’ve never done anything that I thought was going [to be] super easy or comfy,” she explained. “So it makes sense that I chose this. But, like, in a literal sense, it’s ridiculous that I did this movie. Like, really ridiculous.”

The film centers around the aftermath of an earthquake that traps a crew of six people stationed on an underwater research facility. The group must walk across the ocean floor — while being hunted by mythical sea monsters — to find safety on another rig.

With the entire premise of Underwater revolving around being submerged in the sea, the Charlie’s Angels star cannot believe she made it through filming.

'Underwater’ Star Kristen Stewart Is Afraid of Water
Kristen Stewart at the ‘Underwater’ film premiere in Los Angeles on January 7, 2020. Matt Baron/Shutterstock

“It was not fun. I hated it,” the Twilight star said on Tuesday. “I would usually not be allowed to say that. Cause you’re like, ‘Oh no, highlight the good parts at least.’ It’s a horror movie. It was awful. It was really hard. I was scared the whole time.”

Stewart is no stranger to going outside her comfort zone for her craft. During an interview with Vanity Fair in September 2019, the Still Alice actress got real about the early days of her career.

“I think I’ve grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the center of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an asshole,” the California native told the publication for its September cover story. “I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me.”

Underwater hits theaters on Friday, January 10.



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A 93-year-old man allegedly tried to kill an apartment worker over a dispute about water damage, police say



Robert Thomas has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, discharging a firearm within a structure, burglary with a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, according to records from the Clark County Detention Center.

A defense attorney for Thomas said in court on Friday that the incident was likely due to mental issues given his age, according to CNN affiliate KVVU.

Las Vegas police received a call on January 2, 2020, from a woman at the front desk of the Vista Del Valle Apartments saying that an elderly man, later identified as Thomas, had a gun and was making threats inside the office, Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman said at a news conference on Monday.

“It was later determined that Thomas was upset at the management because of water damage and flooding within his apartment,” Zimmerman said. “While on the phone with the caller, the dispatcher was able to hear some of the threats being made by Thomas.”

Surveillance video released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Thomas pull a Glock 9 mm handgun out of his coat while talking to two employees inside office. At one point, he fires a shot randomly in the office, which goes through a partition wall and into a computer screen.

A female employee sitting at the front desk convinced Thomas to let her leave the building, police said. A male employee remains seated in a chair talking to Thomas. About 30 seconds after the female employee leaves, Thomas is shown firing a shot at the male employee.

The employee falls out of their chair to the ground. After another 40 seconds, Thomas is seen firing a second shot at the male employee who is still lying on the ground.

“I didn’t want to hurt the guy, I just wanted to screw him up a little,” Thomas said last week in court.

Thomas held on $25,000 bond

Roughly 15 seconds later, an officer later identified as Ronald Hornyak arrives on the scene and orders Thomas from outside the door of the office to drop his weapon, according to police body camera footage. Hornyak fires a shot through the glass of the front door, which missed Thomas but went through the lapel of his jacket, Zimmerman said.

As Hornyak enters the office, Thomas is seen putting the gun on the desk before he is dragged to the ground and taken into custody.

Thomas was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released into police custody, Zimmerman said. Thomas is currently in jail at the Clark County Detention Center and is being held on a $25,000 bond.

He had an initial court appearance on January 3 and his next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

KVVU reported that a defense attorney argued in court Friday that he be allowed to return home. Thomas was scheduled to appear again in court on Tuesday.
The apartment employee, whom police have not named, sustained two gunshot wounds and was treated at a hospital, police said in a news release. The employee is expected to recover.

Hornyak, a 16-year veteran of the police department, was put on “routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident,” police said.

CNN’s Andy Rose and Danielle Sills contributed to this report.



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‘A huge crater’: Massive water main break floods Fall River streets, shreds asphalt – Boston News, Weather, Sports


FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) – A massive water main break sent water rushing into an intersection in Fall River, shredding asphalt and transforming streets into rivers early Wednesday morning.

Water flooded the intersection of Rock and Locust streets near Resiliency Middle School after 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

It is unclear what may have caused the century-old main to burst overnight but neighborhood residents woke up to find crews working to clean up the mess.

“A crater, it was like a huge crater,” Jose Medeiros said. “The asphalt was broken into pieces and it just dropped right in.”

The broken main was replaced but crews are working to repair stretches of the roadway that buckled and cracked.

Dennis Silva, of Fall River’s engineering department, says road repairs will take at least “a couple of days.”

Fall River Superintendent Matthew Malone said schools in the area will be in session on Thursday.

“Parking is gonna be tough,” Malone said. “We had to re-route our buses because Locust Street will be shut down and we’ve already talked to the principal who’s communicated with his faculty and staff about where to park.”

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

Water service has since been restored.

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