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    A PLANNING row has broken out in a quiet cul-de-sac after a developer got permission to build a third house on one plot of land. Furious residents on the road in Southampton, Hants, said it used to be peaceful until the original £360,000 property had another house erected next to it last year. 2A planning row has broken out in a quiet cul-de-sacCredit: Solent 2Furious residents said the road used to be peacefulCredit: Solent Now, proposals for a third home on the same plot - which is set to be built in its back garden - have been given the green light. Aerial photographs show how cramped the plot is. Neighbours say the road could become so congested ambulances struggle to gain access to properties. They expressed fears over parking in the 'chocker' road and several neighbours are allegedly considering leaving their homes of 20 years due to the upcoming building work disruption. The proposals for the new property state a three-bedroom house will be built in the back garden, and have been approved by the council. Mother of three Maria Edmonds,...
    The former U.S. Capitol Police chief who was forced to resign in the aftermath of the January 6 riot has inked a million-dollar book deal where he promises to reveal harrowing new details of the day and a 'cover-up' that followed. Steven A. Sund's 'Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6' is slated to be released on January 3, just shy of the two-year anniversary of the riot by supporters of former President Donald Trump. 'It's time to break my silence and reveal everything that I know happened,' Sund said in a statement released by Blackstone Publishing. Blackstone CEO Josh Stanton told Publishers Weekly that Sund's account contains details that 'will alter some of the accepted facts about January 6' as well as 'new insights about the cover-up that followed, including shocking new information that the American public needs to know.'  Sund, who became Capitol Police Chief in June 2019, resigned under pressure - including from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - soon after January 6, and testified the following month that he hadn't seen an...
    Georgia senate hopeful Herschel Walker was racially abused at an Atlanta campaign rally on Tuesday, according to multiple people who heard the slur. Walker, a former NFL player and Trump-endorsed political newcomer, was addressing a rally outside an apartment complex, the Columbia MLK Towers. A black man protesting against Walker reportedly yelled abuse at him. 'This is all a stunt. He's nothing but a house n*****,' the man said, according to people present who spoke to Fox News. 'He's a joke. He tap dances, and he's a house n*****.' The man was confronted by journalists on Tuesday, who asked him whether he referred to Walker as a 'house n*****' Walker is seen on Tuesday speaking at the campaign rally in Atlanta Several journalists confronted the man, and asked him what he said. The man refused to confirm or deny using the racial slur. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Herschel Walker says the only thing he can support about... Bill Maher says GOP voters know Herschel Walker is awful -... Share this article...
    AT first, she thought 'Why not?' - Perth sounded like a good idea. But little did Jennifer Ayres know that rather than moving to Perth in central Scotland, her company employer meant the capital of Australia. 8The British mum, 50, started working on her big project just over a year agoCredit: PA Real Life 8Jennifer thought she was supposed to move to Perth in Scotland - but ended up under the sweltering Aussie sunCredit: PA Real Life Suddenly, the 50-year-old water engineer, originally from Darlington, Durham, had found herself all across the ocean under the sweltering Australian sun. Since then, 15 years after starting the chapter, the British mum has settled and has now embarked on a mission to build the ''most luxurious cave imaginable'' in the desert - one that's complete with chandeliers and a sauna. Jennifer started her cave project in the town of Coober Pedy in 2021, first living in a tent for three months and then a caravan as she dug her new home under the guidance of local cave-building expert Andy Shiels. The 2,400 square...
    Multiple Secret Service officers were hospitalized for exposure to an unknown substance during a traffic stop outside the Vice President's office building in Washington this morning. The officers were exposed to a 'powdery substance' during a traffic stop just outside the Eisenhower Office building, which is located just a block from the White House's West Wing. They were transported to a hospital for evaluation, and the driver was taken into custody. The Secret Service said the officers' treatment was only 'precautionary evaluation.'  'Shortly before 11am, Secret Service Uniformed Division officers made a traffic stop in the 1700 Blk of New York Avenue,' the Secret Service told DailyMail.com in a statement. 'During the stop, officers came in contact with a powdery substance believed to be suspected narcotics. One individual was taken into custody and officers were transported to an area hospital for precautionary evaluation.' The Washington DC Fire Department also responded to the scene.  The Secret Service and the DC Fire Department have been dispatched to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is located just a block from White House 's West...
    The owner of the iconic Sears building in Boyle Heights has scaled back a controversial proposal to house homeless people there, reducing the number of beds from 10,000 to 2,500. Many community members remained deeply upset by the new proposal, with some likening it to a “concentration camp” or “Manzanar” at a raucous four-hour online meeting Thursday and a protest the day before. Homeless people from the neighborhood would be first in line for the 2,500 beds, said project spokesperson Leandro Chaya, with senior citizens, LBGTQ+ youths, veterans and families next on the list. “We have an opportunity to help the Boyle Heights community and the homeless population,” Chayra, son of El Mercadito co-founder Arturo Chayra, said before the meeting. “Everyone says they want to help, but they don’t come up with plans. Here, we have a plan.” Built in 1927, the Art Deco-style Sears building was once a hub of Boyle Heights, where people purchased everything from baby clothes to prom dresses to refrigerators. California After almost a century, landmark Sears store in Boyle Heights will soon...
    Another spat broke out in St. Paul recently over a day shelter for the city’s poorest residents, with a lawsuit, fliers, billboards, and public hearings at City Hall. It marks at least the third major battle in the last eight years over the future of Listening House, a nonprofit connecting unhoused people with everything from social services to jumper cables to a safe place to smoke Marlboros. Of all the city’s “locally unwanted land uses” — known in the trade as LULUs because they are often opposed by neighbors — shelters for people with nowhere else to go are perhaps the most controversial.  That said, this latest case is different. The City Council has offered over a million dollars in tax-increment financing for a new and improved location, the old Red’s Savoy pizza shop and one of the most geographically isolated spots in the city. Given that Listening House has managed to survive COVID, operating a shelter on Dayton’s Bluff without too much commotion, I’m optimistic this new location could work out for everyone.  Filling a gap In my nine...
    A car plowed into an apartment building in central Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 24, police say.  Highspire Borough police were called to a report of a car crashing into a house in the 100 Block of Second Street at 2:14 a.m., according to a release by the department. Based on a preliminary investigation, the car was traveling east on Second Street and veered left into the westbound lane onto the sidewalk, continuing for several feet until it hit and sheared off a utility pole before plowing into the front porch of a house, the police explain in the release.   The crash caused "extensive damage," but the exact extent and estimated cost were unknown on Monday, as the crash remained under investigation, according to the police.  The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at an area hospital, the release details.  It is unclear if anyone was in the home and how many people, if any, were displaced due to the crash, although "there were no other injuries reported at the scene," police say.  Anyone with information about this incident is...
    A Hudson Valley historic building was destroyed after a vehicle slammed into the structure setting off a fire that destroyed the building. The incident took place in Dutchess County around 3 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Hughsonville hamlet of the town of Wappinger. According to Wappinger town officials, around 3 a.m., a driver crashed into the Red Barn, built in 1865, a driver crashed into the unoccupied structure causing a fire that rapidly spread through the entire building. The driver was rescued and reportedly has survived the crash, town officials said. After the fire was extinguished several fire departments that responded to the call, including Hughsonville, New Hackensack, and Fishkill, the entire structure had to be demolished.  Currently, Route 9D in the area of Marlorville Road is closed as the fire department soaks the remaining embers. Central Hudson is also installing a temporary utility pole to support the broken one. Power had to be cut off temporarily. Residents and drivers are asked to avoid this area for the next few hours. "Our hearts reach out to Rebecca,...
    Authorities responded to a report of a suspicious package found in a building near the White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon. No injuries have been reported. Personnel from the D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the situation. NORTH DAKOTA MAN KILLS 'REPUBLICAN EXTREMIST' TEENAGER AFTER POLITICAL ARGUMENT "Suspicious Pkg. 1400 block NY Ave NW inside of a building. DC Fire & EMS assisting law enforcement with investigation. There are no injuries," D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted. Suspicious Pkg. 1400 block NY Ave NW inside of a building. DC Fire & EMS assisting law enforcement with investigation. There are no injuries. pic.twitter.com/hfrzhtD7fU— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) September 21, 2022 The building is located about 0.2 miles from the White House, according to Google Maps. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The Washington Examiner reached out to local law enforcement for additional information. More from Examiner TikTok to ban all political fundraising on platform before midterm elections September 21, 2022 04:25 PM Senate wannabe Evan McMullin...
    Getty Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga. Building permits obtained by Heavy reveal the major plans “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga have for their new Franklin Lakes home. The couple has been working on building the new house in the Garden State for several months after purchasing and knocking down a $950,000 home last year. Melissa and Joe Gorga have talked about the delays and permitting process that has slowed down their progress. The public documents obtained by Heavy detail what the Gorgas are planning for their new house and the steps they’ve taken so far. The Bravo TV stars’ new home is located about 20 minutes from where they lived before. Melissa Gorga told BravoTV.com in early 2022, “We have just finished the foundation, we’re starting to frame the house. Because with COVID there are are just so many delays. It took us so long just to get the permits to frame. First of all, it’s costing us double the amount of money and it’s taking triple the amount of time...
    President Joe Biden is building a $490,000 taxpayer-funded security fence around his Delaware beach house. The Department of Homeland Security awarded a company $456,548 to install the fence in September of last year, according to USAspending.gov. Since the original payment, costs have crept up to $490,324. "Due to the need to maintain operational security, the U.S. Secret Service does not comment on the means, methods or resources used to conduct our protective operations," the Secret Service told Fox News when reached for comment regarding the construction. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO FINISH PORTION OF TRUMP'S BORDER WALL FOLLOWING PRESSURE FROM DEMOCRAT According to USAspending.gov, there have been two additional payments on top of the original $456,548 that led to the current total. A payment of $6,844 was made on Nov. 30, for "SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR WORK WITHIN SCOPE," specifically the installation of three "6X6 GRAVEL PADS AND CRANE SERVICES." The latest payment was made on June 8, to the total of $26,933, for "ADDITIONAL WORK." The anticipated end date for the construction is given as June 6,...
    Taxpayers are getting hit with another inflationary jump, with the tab for a security fence going up around President Joe Biden's Rehoboth Beach home rising by $34,000 from a year ago. Last September, the Homeland Security Department had awarded a $456,000 contract for construction of a security fence around Biden's beach house. It was for 'purchase and installation of security fencing.' Less than a year later, the cost has gone up.  The current total is $490,324, according to the latest contract award listed on USAspending.gov. President Joe Biden, seen here riding a bicycle along the beach at Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 14, is having a security fence constructed around his Rehoboth Beach home. The Department of Homeland Security awarded a $490,000 contract Construction is expected to continue through next summer. Biden is expected to make it back to his beach house Saturday, according to Federal Aviation Administration flight data. He has spent the last several days at his Wilmington, home – a property that is easier to secure and lies in a secluded area away from downtown. Biden's Rehoboth home is much...
    The New York Times's housing columnist is being sued by her landlord over allegations of $35,000 in unpaid rent. Joyce Cohen, who writes the popular series The Hunt, featuring the trials and tribulations of New Yorkers attempting to navigate the city's real estate swamp, was sued on Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. Cohen and her husband, Benjamin Meltzer, are accused of subletting an apartment on the Upper West Side while their own home two blocks away was near another being renovated, and then refusing to pay the rent. The couple took over the apartment in November 2020, after it was advertised on Craigslist. They were looking for somewhere quiet, as Cohen suffers from hyperacusis - a condition of extreme sensitivity to noise, which forces her to wear industrial-grade ear protection when she leaves the home. The original renters, Amit and Jasmine Matta, moved to another property they owned as it was more suitable for their daughter during the pandemic, and Jasmine was recovering from cancer. Cohen and Meltzer agreed to pay $2,999 a month, on the understanding that it...
    Getty Melissa Gorga. Melissa Gorga’s dream home is coming to fruition. The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star is building a huge new home with her husband, Joe Gorga, and it looks to be nearing its final phase of construction. In December 2020, the famous family sold their 9,100 square-foot Montville, New Jersey, mansion for $2.5 million, according to People. They had lived in their family home with their kids Antonia, Gino, and Joey, for 12 years and it was featured in many scenes on the Bravo reality show. In February 2022, Melissa appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” and addressed her living situation. “I’m in a rental house right now while we’re building a new home in Bergen County, in another county,” the RHONJ star told host Andy Cohen at the time, per BravoTV.com. But the mom of three’s latest update teases another move isn’t too far off.Melissa Gorga Shared a New Video of Her House View this post on Instagram A post shared by Melissa Gorga (@melissagorga) In an Instagram video posted on July 29,...
    Taiwan has risked the ire of Beijing today after their tallest building displayed an LED message thanking Nancy Pelosi for visiting as she approaches the contested island.  Pelosi arrived in her Air Force plane - with its distinctive blue and white colors and American flag on the tail - in Taipei on Tuesday night and is set to meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a day after landing in Singapore to kick off her tour of Asia. Dozens of supporters stood with welcome banners outside the hotel where the US House Speaker is supposed to be staying in Taipei despite the alleged aggression from China.    The Taipei 101 skyscraper was also illuminated ahead of Pelosi's expected visit, with signs reading: 'TW hearts US' and 'Welcome to TW Speaker Pelosi.'  It was confirmed at 10:47pm local time that Pelosi's airplane had landed in Taiwan.  US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wearing a pink suit, touches down in Taiwan at 10:45pm local time despite threats from China  The Taipei 101 skyscraper was seen illuminated with signs welcoming the US House Speaker to the city ...
    BUILDING furniture and following manuals aren't something that comes naturally to all of us. And one single mum has revealed that her lack of DIY skills has meant most of her house has been put together incorrectly. 4the hanging chair isn't screwed in, instead Victoria opted to use Gorilla GlueCredit: TIKTOK/vicrose27 4The mum wasn't quite sure how to attach the hinges so gave up on it all togetherCredit: TIKTOK/vicrose27 Taking to TikTok, Victoria Murray, from the UK, first revealed she attached her indoor hanging chair using gorilla glue. Viewers were stunned Victoria had put it up with gorilla glue rather than screwing it into the ceiling, prompting the mum to share some more hilarious failed DIY attempts around her home. She said: "If we're going to talk about the fact that my chair is currently hanging up with not only Gorilla Glue but No More Nails, I'm going to show you the other things in my house that are built incorrectly." Victoria then shows off her lovely oak breakfast table and chairs, while she reveals the table was easy enough...
    Among those arrested at the Capitol was comedian Robert Smigel, who voices the puppet character of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. The staffers were reportedly taking videos and photographs outside the offices of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Col.). Many critics on the right have compared the trespassing of the Colbert staffers to the rioting at the U.S. Capitol by some pro-Trump protesters on Jan. 6 to highlight what they believe is a double standard. "This is an attack on the rule of law & demonstrates that the Biden DOJ has become a POLITICAL POLICE FORCE, doling out different punishments for the same crime based on the political beliefs of the defendant!" tweeted Republican Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois about the announcement. Here's more about the Colbert incident: Members of Colbert's 'Late Show' charged with unlawful entry in U.S. Capitol www.youtube.com
    A Long Island man has died from injuries suffered in a house fire two days ago. The man, identified as Pete McGuire, age 55, of Hampton Bays, died from injuries incurred during a fire at his home on Sunday, June 26. Southampton police responded to the home located at 94 W. Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays around 10:20 p.m., said Lt. Susan Ralph, of the Southampton Police. Several patrol units arrived on the scene to find a fully involved fire on the first floor of a two-story building, Ralph said. Hampton Bays Fire Department and Hampton Bays volunteer ambulance arrived on the scene. When the fire was extinguished, McGuire was found inside on the second floor of the building, Ralph said. McGuire was transported to an area hospital via Hampton Bays Ambulance with life-threatening injuries. He later died from his injuries, Ralph said. Detectives were on the scene as well as Suffolk County Arson Squad.  No criminality is suspected.
    ENTERPRISING mum Laura Young has launched her own "Hire my handy hubby" service to make a bit of extra cash as the cost of living crisis continues to bite. The mother-of-three got the idea from a podcast describing how a man was making a living putting together flatpack furniture for other people. 2Laura Young has launched her own “Hire my handy hubby” service to make a bit of extra cashCredit: Hyde News & Pictures Laura immediately thought of her 41-year-old hubby James, who is talented and thorough at any DIY job he turns his hand to. The housewife told how James had transformed their home in Bletchley, Bucks, by building custom beds including a 9ft-wide family bed for when their children refused to sleep at night. He also fitted a kitchen and created a dining table from scratch as well as general painting, decorating, tiling and carpet laying. Laura said: "He’s good at everything around the house and garden, so I thought why not put those skills to use and hire him out?”  Read More in Real LifeBUSTY BRIDE I'm...
    CAPITOL police are investigating reports of a suspicious package at the Cannon House Office Building, the site of the January 6 committee hearing. Reports of the suspicious package came through Tuesday afternoon as Capitol officials zeroed in on the Northwest Door of the Cannon House Office Building. 1Capitol Police are investigating a suspicious package at the northwest door of the Cannon Office BuildingCredit: Getty Images - Getty Officials have asked staff and personnel to avoid the area while police investigate the package. Multiple calls by The Sun to the US Capitol Police were not immediately returned. More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    (CNN)Members of a production team for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" were arrested by US Capitol Police in a congressional office building Thursday night and charged with unlawful entry."On June 16, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) received a call for a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building. Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway," Capitol Police said in a statement Friday night. "The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day," the statement continued.Fox first reported on the arrests.CBS confirmed in a statement to CNN that on Wednesday and Thursday "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was on-site at the Capitol with a production team to record interviews for a comedy segment on behalf of" the show.Read More"Their interviews at the Capitol were authorized and pre-arranged through Congressional aides of the members interviewed," CBS said. "After leaving the members' offices on their last interview...
    The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a group of nine staffers from CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for allegedly trespassing in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday night, according to Fox News.  The group of Colbert staffers was arrested in the Capitol’s Longworth House Office Building and charged with illegal entry into the House office buildings after hours. These nine individuals were reportedly escorted out of the January 6 Committee hearing earlier Thursday for not having proper press credential. As the U.S. Capitol Police explained in a statement to Fox News: On June 16, 2022, at approximately 8:30 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) received a call for a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building.  Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway. The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day. They were charged with Unlawful Entry.  This is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police said Friday that officers detained seven unauthorized people in a congressional office building Thursday night and charged them with unlawful entry. The people identified themselves as being affiliated with CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Another person familiar with the matter provided the AP with a list of nine people who had been stopped by Capitol Police. They included several producers, along with Robert Smigel, the voice behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. The two people who spoke with the AP could not discuss details of the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The incident Thursday night followed the third public hearing by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. Capitol Police said they received a call about a disturbance in the Longworth House Office Building around 8:30 p.m. “Responding officers observed seven individuals, unescorted and without Congressional ID, in a sixth-floor hallway,” the agency said in a statement. “The building was closed to visitors, and...
    "You have more people marching against you than cancer," he said addressing Trump. "You talk like a sign language gorilla who got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c*** holster. More recently, Colbert opined that Fox New reporter Peter Doocy should be slapped over a question he posed to President Joe Biden.
    Multiple staffers who work for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert were arrested Thursday night and charged with illegal entry at a building near the U.S. Capitol. On Jesse Waters Primetime Friday, host Jesse Watters broke the news. Watters reported Capitol Police officers were dispatched to the Longworth House Office Building at around 8:30 p.m. ET. There, nine people were seen “roaming” the building, he said. The building was closed at the time. Watters additionally reported the CBS staffers were around the offices of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Jake Plunkett; Allison Martinez; Tyrone Dean; Stephen Romond; Nicoletta Green; Brendan Hurley; Robert Smigel; Josh Comers; and David Feldman were all detained. All were reportedly cited for illegal entry. Smigel is known for portraying Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Plunkett is a producer and director for the Late Show. Watters reported the CBS employees were let into the building by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA). Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) joined Watters to confirm the report. Davis said, We just found out about the arrest today, and I’m going to make sure when we...
    A group of people 'associated' with 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' were arrested Thursday night on charges of illegal entry to congressional offices in Washington DC.  Among them is Robert Smigel, best known for this character Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.  According to Fox News' Chad Pergram, the group was attempting to film and take pictures around the offices House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Lauren Boebert. The group had earlier been attempting to get interviews in the Cannon House Office Building but were removed due to a lack of proper press credentials.   Robert Smigel performs as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in the hallways outside the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol hearing in the Cannon House Office Building The group had earlier been attempting to get interviews in the Cannon House Office Building but were removed due to a lack of proper press credentials The others were named as Jake Plunkett, Allison Martinez, Tyrone Dean, Stephen Romond, Nicoletta Green, Brendan Hurley, Josh Comers and David Feldman.  According to a...
    The day that Star Owens welcomed a swarm of dignitaries and TV cameras into her new home in South Los Angeles last fall marked the debut of a bold challenge to the city’s way of building homeless housing. The 28-unit Avalon apartments — constructed without taxpayer money in less than half the time and at less than half the cost of a typical subsidized project — would house nearly 60 formerly homeless adults and children. Its developer, SoLa Impact, is the brainchild of Martin Muoto, an entrepreneur who had spent nearly a decade investing in one of the most neglected parts of the city, rehabilitating distressed rental properties and, now, building new ones. “SoLa is building right now around 1,300 units,” Muoto told admiring attendees. Almost all of those units will be affordable, he said, and a majority will have covenants requiring them to remain so for 55 years. Muoto has won admirers such as Oprah Winfrey and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, housing more Section 8 tenants than any other landlord in Los Angeles. But his for-profit, investor-backed...
    A British family will move into their dream home tucked away in the lush Colombian mountains after building it entirely from shipping containers for £52,000.  Actor Fiona Rivadeneira, 43, had long dreamed of building her own home in an exotic location when she grew up in the suburbs of Surrey. Once she found the perfect location in the Colombian mountains, Ms Rivadeneira and her husband, Juan Carlos, 46, took the unusual step of using old shipping containers to build a new place for their family to grow up. After an 18 month battle which included logistical headaches in hauling multiple containers up the mountain, the couple are putting the finishing touches on their unique £52,000 project. The couple and their two children, Sofia, 11, and Sebastian, 10, are now finally preparing to move into the stunning property. For the same price, you can currently buy a single car parking space in a multi-storey car park in Islington. At first friends reacted with disbelief to Fiona's unusual plans and said it would be impossible to even get the 40ft shipping containers...
    PORTSMOUTH—Brick by brick, the Scioto County Commissioners are moving forward with renovations and repairs to restore the Scioto County Courthouse. Commissioners recently approved the County Clerk to advertise for bids from construction and architectural companies to repair damaged sections of the building’s cornice as well as the adjacent drainage system. Commissioner Bryan Davis noted that the necessity of the repairs reaches far beyond superficial concerns. “It’s not only a cosmetic issue, but more importantly it’s a safety issue. We’ve had some pieces fall off the building over the years. We go up and do checks to make sure nothing is loose, but it’s getting to the point now where we don’t want to miss anything,” he said. Davis explained that the remaining sections of the cornice are frequently checked from the ground as well as the building’s roof. Drones have even been implemented to closely examine the structure for any further damage or imminent safety hazards. Built in 1927, the Scioto County Courthouse features intricate plaster work and other opulent features uncharacteristic of most institutional buildings. It is Davis’ hope...
    TOKYO (AP) — Ever dreamed of having a gingerbread house like Hansel and Gretel? In the near future, edible houses may no longer just be found in fairy tales. Tokyo University researchers Kota Machida and Yuya Sakai have developed a technology to transform food waste into potentially edible “cement” for construction use. It’s the world’s first process for making cement entirely from food waste. The researchers say the tensile, or bending, strength of their product is nearly quadruple that of ordinary concrete. Machida and Sakai say they hope to help reduce global warming, alleviating problems related to wasted food materials that emit methane when they rot while buried in landfills. Sakai, an associate professor of Industrial Science, developed the technology while researching sustainable materials that could replace cement-based concrete. Cement production accounts for 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, according to the think tank Chatham House. He first developed a way to make concrete by subjecting pulverized wood particles to heat compression. The three-step process of drying, pulverization, and compression was done using simple mixers and compressors the...
    SAN JOSE — A historic former movie house in San Jose with a distinctive domed shape could make a debut with a new role under a very preliminary proposal that’s being floated at City Hall. The revamp is being planned at the iconic Century 21 movie theater at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, according to plans filed by Federal Realty Investment Trust, the developer and principal owner of the movie theater site, adjacent properties and the destination mixed-use village of Santana Row across the street. “The proposed project is the renovation of the existing Century 21 theater,” Federal Realty stated in the proposal. “This project will include a seismic upgrade, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, interior buildout, addition of skylights and the addition of an interior floor level.” This is a very preliminary proposal that is being floated with San Jose officials and is a plan that might not necessarily become the actual development endeavor, officials with Federal Realty noted. The interior of domed former Century 21 movie theater building at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, concept. (TEF...
    Specifically, federal law 18 U.S.C. §1507 — part of a chapter on obstruction of justice — appears to outlaw exactly what pro-abortion protesters have been doing. The statute reads:Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.First Amendment scholar Tabatha Abu El-Haj told the Washington Post the statute appears applicable in this situation. “The statute would seem to apply both because ... they appear to be picketing and parading with the relevant intent and at the relevant locations," Abu El-Haj said, "but also...
    A United States Capitol Police officer has been suspended after discharging their service weapon inside a congressional office building, officials say. The officer, who was not immediately identified, fired the weapon in the break room of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, Tuesday morning around 8:30 am, US Capitol Police told DailyMail.com. Sources familiar with the matter told DC outlet Roll Call that the discharge was accidental. No injuries were reported following the incident, cops said, adding that the officer has since been suspended. An investigation is currently underway. A United States Capitol Police officer has been suspended after discharging their service weapon inside a congressional office building, officials say. The officer, who was not immediately identified, fired the weapon in the break room of the Cannon House Office Building (pictured) in Washington, DC, Tuesday morning around 8:30 am RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Missing female jail guard, 56, who helped 6ft 9in 'monster',... Giant 6ft 9 Alabama jail escapee, 38, who is on the run... Share this article Share 'The Capitol Police’s...
    (CNN)A US Capitol Police officer was suspended on Tuesday after discharging a weapon in the breakroom of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, according to a department spokesperson.The department's Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating the incident, the spokesperson said. The incident comes as security at the US Capitol complex has been under scrutiny following the January 2021 Capitol Hill insurrection and several other high-profile moments where Capitol security was in the news. Last month, a military parachute event at Washington's Nationals Park inadvertently triggered a "probable threat" warning at the US Capitol and prompted an evacuation order. The Federal Aviation Administration subsequently issued an apology for not notifying the US Capitol Police in advance of that demonstration.In December, the Longworth House Office Building of the US Capitol complex was put on a shelter-in-place order after a Capitol staffer brought a gun into the building. A staffer was charged with carrying a pistol without a license in that incident, which took place just hours before President Joe Biden visited the Capitol to attend a tribute for the late...
    MOLLY-MAE Hague said she will be taking a break from Instagram as her new £3.5m mansion is turned into a building site. The reality star, 22, gave fans a tour of her latest home renovations - including a huge space for an ensuite bathroom in the master bedroom. 3Molly-Mae Hague said she will take a break from her Instagram home accountCredit: instagram 3The media personality gave fans an update on the renovationsCredit: instagram Molly-Mae revealed she is taking a temporary break from her Molly Maison home account as building work continues. "I'm not going to be active on the home account for a little bit...Tommy and I are actually going away on holiday today. "So I thought I'd give you a little update before I leave this evening." The Love Island star then shared a clip of the work in progress - including walls being knocked down and new ones being built. "This is the current state of the master bedroom, the progress has been absolutely huge in this area," the YouTuber said. "The builders have just been incredible."...
    MOLLY-Mae Hague has said she has found herself unable to sleep after moving into the multi-million mansion she's bought with Tommy Fury. The 22-year-old former Love Island star explained she ignored their builders' advice to stay in a hotel during major construction work. 3Molly-Mae Hague told fans she had planned to sleep through building workCredit: YouTube The star said she moved into the house, thought to be worth £3.5million, assuming she could snooze through the hammering. Speaking in a new YouTube video, she told followers that had not been the case saying: "You could not sleep through that even if you wanted to." She explained: "Last night was my first night in the new house, which was so exciting. I'm not going to lie it didn't exactly go to plan in terms of it wasn't the relaxed vibes I was looking for. "It wasn't as straightforward and chilled as I'd hoped it to be. More on Molly-Mae'warts and all Multi-millionaire Molly-Mae Hague shops for bargains for £3.5m home at B&M "Basically what I'm trying to say is I've definitely, definitely...
    (CNN)A woman and three children died when a fire swept through a house in Philadelphia early Sunday, officials told CNN.The Philadelphia Fire Department responded soon after 2 a.m. to the burning building on Hartville Street, where they found flames coming from both floors of a two-story rowhouse, fire department spokesperson Kathy Matheson told CNN. There were five people inside the building, Matheson said, including the woman and three children who died. The Philadelphia's Medical Examiner's Office is investigating their causes of death. The office could not be immediately reached for comment Sunday morning.The fifth person, another woman, escaped by jumping out of the building and was taken to a hospital for treatment.The fire was brought under control at 2:28 a.m., Matheson said. More than 60 fire department personnel responded to the blaze, Matheson said -- including firefighters, medics, chiefs and support personnel.Read MoreThe cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal's Office.
    The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall reopens to the public on Saturday. (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King Windows from the inside show depictions of what people might have observed of time outside (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall reopens to the public on Saturday. (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall reopens to the public on Saturday. (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall reopens to the public on Saturday. (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall reopens to the public on Saturday. (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall reopens to the public on Saturday. (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall reopens to the public on Saturday. (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall reopens to the public on Saturday. (WTOP/Kristi King) WTOP/Kristi King The historic Lockkeeper’s House on the National...
    Two men who allegedly posed as federal agents agents and tried to infiltrate the Secret Service have been indicted on multiple charges including impersonating a U.S. officer and unlawful firearms charges, court filings revealed on Tuesday. A federal grand jury indicted Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Sher-Ali, 35, of impersonating federal officers and unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Taherzadeh was slapped with an additional count of the latter charge. It was after they were found to have showered lavish gifts on Secret Service agents and other government staffers with security clearances in an alleged bid to 'ingratiate' themselves in those circles and gain their trust. A charge of impersonating an officer or employee of the United States carries a criminal fine and a possible sentence of up to three years in prison. Unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device has a similar charge. Special agents raided luxury apartment building Crossing DC earlier this month, where the men apparently leased five units but never paid for them.   Tuesday's filing included a previous affidavit accusing Ali and Taherzadeh...
    The majority of Washington residents are priced out of purchasing a new home, according to the math done by one of the largest home building organizations in America. The Tumwater-based Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW), which represents 800 members, calculates that households need $130,409 of income to qualify for a mortgage. Given Washington’s median household income is $73,775, that translates into 76% of households in the Evergreen State not being able to afford a median-priced new home. “When we look at the housing affordability crisis in our state and nation, it’s easy to point to recent factors like supply chain disruptions or lumber prices,” BIAW President Joseph Irons said in a press release. “But the sad truth is there simply aren’t enough new homes available for people to purchase. That, coupled with decades of increasing layers of regulation and zoning restrictions, has slowly and steadily created the crisis we’re in today.” Joseph’s contention is backed up by Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based think tank championing long-term solutions to the region’s challenges. “Washington’s statewide tsunami of home price escalation demonstrates how...
    A celebrity plastic surgeon with a history of making homophobic and anti-Semitic statements has filed for bankruptcy after spending more than $46 million developing a mega-mansion in Bel Air, admitting that he 'dreamed too big.' Dr. Alex Khadavi, 49, put the hillside mansion with sweeping views of Los Angeles on the market for about $88 million last May, but he hasn't been able to sell it. A bankruptcy judge has now decided that she may sell the estate for as little as $50 million at auction - though Khadavi thinks the doomed effort could still net more in the open market, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 21,000 sq ft home features seven bedrooms, a movie theater, a champagne tasting room, and an NFT art gallery. The floors are even stained with 24-karat gold dust. He grew agitated during construction, sacking his architect and primary contractor within the first year and complaining about crews who called out sick with COVID. 'People don't take pride in what they do. Nobody wants to work these days,' he said. Khadavi's celebrity clients include...
    BOSTON (CBS) – While several other New England states have legalized sports betting in recent years, efforts have stalled in Massachusetts. Could that be changing in 2022? WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller talked to State House News Service reporters Katie Lannan and Matt Murphy about why momentum could be shifting. The Massachusetts House passed a sports betting bill in 2021, but legislation has gone nowhere in the senate. Karen Spilka, the senate president, has said in the past that sports betting is not among her top priorities. The public largely supports sports betting, and a recent State House News poll found that 60% of Massachusetts senators want it. “It seems like we’re getting to the point where there has to be something done,” Lannan said. “The big question seems to be what the Senate would do, what their bill would look like. It seems like though while a lot of Senators like the idea, we’re not sure in what form. The details are where things get murky.” Murphy said some of the details that still need to be hammered out...
    A pair of twin brothers were killed in a house fire that broke out Saturday night in Trenton. The three-alarm blaze at 834 Carteret Ave. broke out just before 7 p.m.  One firefighter suffered burns and three others were injured due to a collapse, officials said. The twins, who were 20 years old, were not identified. Footage posted to Facebook by Kion Pickett-Levell shows neighbors comforting each other as the building burns. “I am praying for this family who lost two sons tonight," Mayor W. Reed Gusciora said. "This is heartbreaking and we will do everything we can to support to get through this."
    Miami (CBSMiami) – Following the Surfside tragedy and the deaths of 98 people, it became clear there needed to be significant changes to state law to improve inspections and make sure critical repairs were done. And yet the Florida Legislature failed to pass a single reform. Why? READ MORE: Everglades Holiday Park Finally Brought Up To Date After Nearly $16-Million Expansion ProjectTo answer that, let’s start by understanding the issue. In Florida, there are 1.5 million condo units with more than 3.5 million people living in them. Sixty percent of those condos are more than 30 years old. In Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, condos are required to go through what is called a  “recertification inspection” after 40 years. (The state’s 65 remaining counties do not require any type of recertification inspection.) The Champlain Towers South had just gone through its recertification inspection a couple of years before the collapse but had failed to address the problems identified in the report. Another issue that came to light following the collapse is the fact that while the state requires condo associations to...
    An unoccupied home on a steep Fairfax hillside collapsed early Tuesday. The house at 195 Pine Drive was under construction, Ross Valley Fire Department Battalion Chief Gavin Illingworth said. There were no injuries. Illingworth said firefighters was called to the property at 3:48 a.m. after a neighbor who reported the structure’s collapse said they heard a thunderous sound, looked out and saw the damage. The building collapse follows a spate of rain that passed through the Bay Area Sunday and Monday. Fairfax received approximately 1.69 inches of precipitation over the previous 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service. Related Articles Bay Area rainfall totals: Which cities got the most in 24 hours California drought: Newsom orders tighter water conservation rules Was Monday’s storm the Bay Area’s last shot at substantial rain for the season? Storm tracker map: Where is the rain and snow in California? Much-needed rain starts falling Sunday night across Bay Area According to Illingworth, the building “collapsed in place.” A retaining wall above the structure...
    TEMPLE CITY, Calif. (KABC) -- A 25-year-old man was found shot to death at an illegal gambling house on Tuesday, not far from a middle school in Temple City.The incident was reported just after 12 p.m. near the 9100 block of Las Tunas Drive.According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the home is an illegal gambling establishment.The man, described only as a Hispanic male, was found with at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso, investigators said. He was treated at the scene, but was later pronounced dead.According to investigators, the 25-year-old was shot and killed after some sort of dispute. Neighbors said in the last month and a half, a suspicious crowd began coming around the building.The property manager told ABC7 the building was leased to a security company."We just knew something was going on there for several months," said Pat Lacap, a Temple City resident. "It used to be a restaurant and got sold about five years ago, and we just always notice people in and out. We were always a little nervous, like, you know,...
    WASHINGTON (CBS News) — Internal White House records from the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol that were turned over to the House select committee show a gap in President Donald Trump’s phone logs of seven hours and 37 minutes, including the period when the building was being violently assaulted, according to documents obtained by CBS News’ chief election & campaign correspondent Robert Costa and The Washington Post’s associate editor Bob Woodward. The lack of an official White House notation of any calls placed to or by Trump for 457 minutes — from 11:17 a.m. to 6:54 p.m. — on Jan. 6, 2021 means there is no record of the calls made by Trump as his supporters descended on the U.S. Capitol, battled overwhelmed police and forcibly entered the building, prompting lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to flee for safety. The 11 pages of records — which consist of the president’s official daily diary and the White House switchboard call log — were turned over by the National Archives earlier this year to the House select committee...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday issued a proclamation marking the 250th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Maryland State House. The state house is the oldest in continuous legislative use and the only state capitol building ever to ever serve as the seat of the country’s government. READ MORE: 18-Year-Old From Glen Burnie Sought In Teenage Girl's Shooting“It is an incredible honor every day to serve in the oldest continuously operating State House in America, and to reflect on all the historic events that have occurred in this incredible building,” said Hogan. “We are just as committed to the State House’s future as we are to its historic past, which is why we have launched the most significant restoration of the iconic State House dome in decades. This national treasure will continue to stand strong for generations to come, and on the occasion of this anniversary, I encourage all Marylanders to visit our State House and learn more about its remarkable history.” READ MORE: Franchot, SECU Partner In Financial Wellness Program For Healthcare WorkersThe...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Two key committees in the House of Delegates voted back to back on Friday to approve an amended version of a sweeping climate bill that would accelerate the statewide goal to achieve carbon neutral emissions by 2045. The Environment and Transportation Committee and the Economic Matters Committee approved eleven amendments to the Climate Solutions Now Act, which is slated to be debated on the House floor on Monday. The biggest changes include delaying an interim greenhouse gas reduction goal by a year, requiring newly constructed buildings to be prepared to switch to electric power and removing all provisions relating to net-zero school buildings. “This isn’t just about global climate change in my opinion, this is also about public health and safety,” Del. Kumar Barve (D-Montgomery) told the committee on Friday. He said that his committee has been talking “very extensively for nearly seven months” with Sen. Paul Pinsky (D-Prince George’s), the lead sponsor on Climate Solutions Now Act. More Maryland...