Puerto Rican Families in Evansville Seek Relief

first_imgCHANNEL 44 NEWS: Puerto Rican Families in Evansville Seek ReliefOCTOBER 17TH, 2017  MELANIE ZAYAS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Since the tragic devastation from Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Rican families have been experiencing the toll of the aftermath. In Evansville, various organizations including HOLA and the Latino Chamber Alliance are joining forces to spread awareness around the area. Cindy Borrero of Evansville says she grew up in Puerto Rico and still has family living on the island. For weeks, Cindy has been working on getting a generator for her grandparents. They still have limited food and no running water. She says, “I feel like we need to remember that in Puerto Rico, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done on the island. A lot of people are suffering and a lot of people are dying. We have an entire island full of U.S. citizens that have no food or water.”HOLA has plans to host a 5k walk to help with the relief effort. It is set for November 19th at Wesselman Park. HOLA members hope to see a lot people there supporting those in need.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare last_img read more

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal’s presidential election

first_imgLISBON, Portugal (AP) — The center-right incumbent candidate has won a resounding victory in Portugal’s presidential election. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa captured 61% of the vote Sunday to serve a final five-year term. He had widely been expected to win. Rebelo de Sousa devoted most of his victory speech to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying his first thoughts went to its victims and promising to work for an economic recovery once it was over. Socialist candidate Ana Gomes came second with 13% but close behind in third was André Ventura, a newly arrived right-wing populist whose 12% was a stunning development. Such a showing for Ventura would have been unthinkable until recently and will send a shudder through Portuguese politics.last_img

Rescue Officials: Shark Bite Victim Flown from Bahamas to PBIA

first_imgCrews stationed at the airport were alerted around 5 p.m. that the victim was being flown in from the Bahamas, fire officials said.The victim was taken to a local trauma hospital for treatment.It is unclear why the person was flown to Palm Beach County, or the circumstances that led up to the shark bite.This is a developing story. A person who was reportedly bitten by a shark was flown to Palm Beach International Airport on Thursday, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.last_img

At The Finish Line…Champions Meet and Greet at Rivers Casino

first_imgWhere Only the Truth Matters• A super reminder for you for a super time to be had by all.  Meet and greet some of the Steelers’ all-time greats, Saturday, March 29 at the Rivers Casino Grand Ballroom.  Louis Lipps, Dwayne Woodruff, J.T. Thomas, Robin Cole, Andy Russell, Mike Wagner and the great Mel Blount (pictured), along with local celebs B.B. Flenory, Jennifer Bruce, Master Jacquet Bazemore, Myron Brown and others.  Free parking, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, photographs, and autographs and then you can go win some money.  Call the Champions for more information at (412) 628-4856.Bill Neal• The NCAA Final Four may be the biggest toss-up of all time this year.  Everybody in the top twenty can beat everybody in the top twenty.  Stay tuned.• Trust me on this, it really matters.  Go out and support your high school basketball teams.  Our kids are counting on us as much as points and rebounds!• Think about this.  Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald once led the NBA season in assists and scoring.  How can you give it away as much as you score.  A – maze – ing!!!• As God is my witness . . . huh?!?  Tiger Woods will win again.  Tiger Woods will win again.  Tiger Woods will win again!!!YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more