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Rick Zamperin: More Fans Are Returning To Live Sporting Events During Coronavirus Pandemic

There's nothing like watching a sporting event live in a stadium or arena with thousands of other screaming fans around you as your favorite team or athlete shows off their exploits.The roar of the crowd, the full view of the playing surface, the smell emanating from the concession stands, the variety of products on display - it all makes for an experience like no other.Thanks to improved health measures and physical distancing protocols brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not had the opportunity to experience the excitement of live sports, in person, for nearly seven months. Read more: Coronavirus - Bubble won't return in 2020-21 NHL season Sure, watching games on TV, your tablet, or your phone is the best option, but it's not the same. T...
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Winds Get Stronger as Massive California Wildfires Threaten to Spread Further

Winds grew stronger Thursday in California's wine country, threatening to intensify a massive wildfire that has burned for days and destroyed hundreds of buildings.More fire crews and crews were deployed in and around Calistoga, a city of 5,000 known for its hot springs, mud baths and wineries in the foothills of Napa County, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) north of San Francisco.Wind gusts of up to 30 mph were forecast to push through the hills Thursday night and Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The area was also experiencing high temperatures and thick, smoky air. Read more: California evacuees return home to devastation after wildfire Fire and public safety officials have warned that more evacuations are possible. They asked the pub...
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Calgary linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga is off to a solid start with the Oklahoma State Cowboys

The other Canadian starter on the Oklahoma State University football team is off to a solid start.Chuba Hubbard, a running back from Sherwood Park, Alta., Made a lot of starters at OSU last year after rushing for 2,094 yards and 21 TDs. But Calgary linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga enjoyed a stellar 19 season with a total of 100 tackles to secure the All-Big-12 second team honors.OSU's best defensive player last year already has 17 tackles. That leaves the 22-year-old red-jersey player tied for the team lead with the Cowboys (2-0) in the 17th rankings as he prepares to visit Kansas (0-2) this weekend."Consistency is key," Ogbongbemiga told reporters Thursday during a video conference. “A lot of guys are one-hit wonders and I've never let that get into my head.“I have to keep building, kee...
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Breonna Taylor’s grand jury recordings to be released on Friday after the judge’s order

An audio recording of the grand jury proceedings that ended without criminal charges against police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor was scheduled to be released on Friday.A court in Louisville, Ky., Ruled that the contents of the proceedings, which are normally kept secret, must be made public before noon. Read more: Kentucky Attorney General Asks Court To Delay Release Of Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Files Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose office led the investigation into police actions in the Taylor shooting, did not object to the file's release. On Wednesday, his office requested a one-week extension to redact the recording's personal information before the public hears it. The judge gave him two days.Cameron, a Republic...
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COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at KOI Restaurant in Hamilton – Public Health

Hamilton Public Health issued an advisory to KOI restaurant customers after the agency confirmed that two COVID-19 cases have been linked to the restaurant.On Thursday night, the city declared a coronavirus outbreak at the Hess Street South business and said that anyone who was there on Tuesday, September 20, should self-monitor for symptoms of the virus. Read more: Satellite Health Facility in Downtown Hamilton Will Alleviate Possible Rise of COVID-19 Anyone who believes they may have COVID-19 can contact the Public Health Hotline at 905-974-9848.The city says its municipal law enforcement team is also involved in an investigation of the incident.Hamilton Public Health Services has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the KOI restaurant at 27 Hess St. S, afte...
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3 people arrested in Leduc after they drew a gun in an alleged road rage incident

Three people face a series of firearms-related charges after Leduc RCMP said a motorist was pointed at a gun during a road rage incident on Highway 2.Police said a report was filed at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday."(We were informed of) a road rage incident on Highway 2 in Leduc, during which a man in a black BMW car pointed a firearm at another motorist," RCMP said in a press release Thursday. ."Members of Leduc RCMP conducted numerous patrols, however the BMW was not located."READ MORE: Driver Stabbed in Apparent Highway Rage Incident - Calgary PoliceAccording to police, members of the RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit spotted the suspect vehicle in the town of Leduc several hours later while on patrol. The story continues below the ad. "(They) start...
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Trump campaign sues Philadelphia after vote-by-mail monitoring stopped

United States President Donald Trump's campaign followed through on a threat to sue Philadelphia, filing documents in court Thursday night about city officials preventing campaign representatives from observing people who they register to vote or fill out ballots by mail at the elections offices there.The lawsuit comes amid Trump claims he can only lose the crucial state of Pennsylvania if Democrats cheat and, as he did in the 2016 campaign, suggests that the Democratic stronghold of Philadelphia should be closely watched for voter fraud. . Read more: US Elections: A Look At Trump's Claims On Voting By Mail The 14-page lawsuit, filed in state court in Philadelphia, revolves around the question of what rights campaign representatives have to observe people...
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Several BC Film and TV Productions Stopped Amid COVID-19 Testing Crisis

Work on about a dozen film and television productions in British Columbia has been halted due to a lack of COVID-19 testing capacity in the province."The biggest series and things like that from American studios were affected by the fact that they couldn't get the test results back," said Ron French, president of Unity Pictures.According to Variety, stalled productions include big-name TV titles like Riverdale, Batwoman, The flash Y Supergirl.It's a major setback for one of British Columbia's large money industries that has only just begun to pick up its pace again, having been shut down in the spring due to the pandemic. Read more: 'Actors are the most vulnerable': filming of two TV shows shot in Vancouver to resume in July The story continues b...
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BC Election 2020: Global News Leaders Tracker

NDP Leader John Horgan, Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson and Green Leader Sonia Furstenau will travel less in the BC 2020 election campaign than in any previous election. But they will continue to visit key districts.This will be an evolving list to show you where they have been. Read more: British Columbia 2020 Election Promise Tracker: What The Major Parties Are Promising 33 days until Election Day (September 21)John Horgan started the 2020 BC election in Langford, in a neighborhood close to his home. Early in the morning, the NDP leader visited Lt. Gov. Janet Austin and she accepted his request for an election.Andrew Wilkinson held a press conference in Burnaby to respond to the election call.Sonia Furstenau held a press conference in Victoria to resp...
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At least 86 arrested in Hong Kong for protesting on a Chinese holiday

Hong Kong police arrested at least 86 people on suspicion of an unauthorized gathering on China's National Day holiday after crowds gathered in the streets of a popular business district and other areas chanting pro-democracy slogans.Among those arrested were four district councilors, police said in a statement posted on Facebook. They said the people were arrested after they ignored repeated warnings to disperse Thursday. Read more: Hong Kong leader applauds 'return to stability' as police monitor Christmas protests in China Online calls urged people to join the protests, and crowds turned up in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay business district, some chanting "Dissolve the police" and "Free Hong Kong, revolution of our time." , a popular pro-democracy slogan t...