80-year-old rescues man from sinking car, years after saving 2 people from a burning home

When Steve Montelongo saw a car sinking in a canal, he jumped into action to save the driver’s life — just like he did nearly 20 years ago, when he rescued two elderly people from their burning home.

On Thursday, the 80-year-old was driving his granddaughter home from a dentist appointment in Modesto, California, when they spotted a car down in a canal. He pulled over, and while there were other people looking down into the water, they weren’t doing anything. Montelongo jumped into the canal, and yanked open the driver’s door, which was unlocked. With water now rushing into the car, he pulled the driver out to safety. The man, who appeared to have a medical episode before the crash, was not injured.

“I don’t consider myself a hero,” Montelongo told KOVR. “I was just a fella that got put in the right place at the right time.” In

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker warns Illinois’ improvements have ‘cooled down’ as 2,818 more people test positive for COVID-19


Lake County flagged at COVID-19 warning level as 2,818 more test positive statewide

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Illinois’ coronavirus testing positivity rate inched upward for a third consecutive day Friday as public health officials announced another hefty caseload of 2,818 more people testing positive for COVID-19.

They were diagnosed among 71,599 tests submitted, raising the statewide average positivity rate over the last week to 3.8%. That number indicates how rapidly the virus is spreading — and that’s as high as it’s been in almost a month.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned this week that the state’s improvement from a midsummer resurgence has “cooled down.”

And while over the last few months, the state’s COVID-19 problem areas have popped up well beyond the Chicago area — mostly in central Illinois and downstate — the Democratic governor’s health team singled out north suburban Lake County for being among 26 counties considered to be at

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Here’s what people are buying at home goods, home improvement stores and more | Food + Living

COVID-19 is shaping shopping behavior. That’s been bad news for retailers on many fronts — but certainly not all. Here’s a sampling some of the items shoppers have been snapping up for their homes.

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The Shops at Rockvale, located off Route 30 in East Lampeter Township, have seen a lower traffic count than usual over the past few months, says manager Kristi Burkholder. But sales reports show that those shoppers who are there are buying more things — especially if those things are related to eating at home, says Burkholder.

“The kitchen stores are out of control,” she says.

Foodie-focused business is also brisk at Zest! in Lititz. There, manager Elizabeth Elia says shoppers are increasingly investing in quality basics like kitchen scales. Pizza stones also are selling. So is anything having to do with bread.

“They’re getting serious about baking. One item that is selling like crazy

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Why 4 Technologies That Boomed During Covid-19 Will Keep People Home More After A Vaccine

By Moe Kelley

Moe is a mobility expert with the Oliver Wyman Forum and a partner in the communications, media, and technology practice at Oliver Wyman.

We always knew part of the Mobility Revolution might involve technologies that would mean consumers need to move less, not more — innovations that let digital devices get things done without the need to travel from one place to another. Today, Covid-19 is responsible for the accelerated adoption of several technologies that are all about staying safe at home. Instead of traveling to work, grocery shop, see a doctor, or go to school, people around the world now rely on solutions that let them complete these tasks using a laptop or phone. And the implications of

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Brigham, Broad Institute team to test 10,000 people in at-home coronavirus study called TestBoston

Officials said the study will seek to detect active coronavirus cases, evidence of previous infections, and changes in the rates of both in a representative group of 10,000 Brigham patients consistent with the demographics of Greater Boston.

Over the course of six months, the statement said, study participants will get monthly at-home kits for viral and anti-body testing. They’ll also complete routine symptom surveys and will be able to seek additional testing should they develop symptoms, officials said.

Ongoing study results, the statement said, could reveal “critical clues” and warning signs about how COVID-19 cases are changing in the Boston area, while also helping researchers set up a model for at-home sample collection that’s “integrated” within a medical and public health system.

In addition, the study will help clinicians learn more about whether prior infection protects someone from future reinfection, according to the statement.

TestBoston will be led by Dr.

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Number of people working from home in UK rises following government U-turn

Video: “UK coronavirus deaths increase to highest weekly figure in six weeks, latest ONS statistics show” (Evening Standard)

“UK coronavirus deaths increase to highest weekly figure in six weeks, latest ONS statistics show”



The prime minister’s decision to urge people to work from home has led to a marked drop in commuting, according to the latest official snapshot of the impact of Covid-19.

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In the week following Boris Johnson’s U-turn on previous government advice for people to return to their normal workplaces, 59% of Britons travelled to work compared to a post-crisis 64% the previous week.

Related: Return to work is too late to save city centre stores, warn retailers

Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that the number of people working exclusively from home rose from 21% to 24%. Those neither working from home

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7 people wounded in shooting at Milwaukee funeral home

Seven people were wounded in a shooting at a Milwaukee funeral home on Wednesday, CBS affiliate WDJT-TV reports. All seven victims were hospitalized and are in stable condition, according to police.

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Attendees of a funeral were gathered outside Serenity Funeral Home when someone opened fire from a vehicle, police said. The victims ranged in age from 20-48 years old.

According to WDJT, the funeral was for Braxton Taylor, 26, who was shot and killed September 26. Police are looking into whether the shooting was targeted at the funeral, but have no known motive.

Police are searching for an unknown suspect and said they do not know how many people were inside the vehicle. Acting Milwaukee Police Department Chief Michael Brunson said the department is “working feverishly” to figure who is behind the shooting.

“This is an untenable situation,” Brunson said at a news conference. “This brazen

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7 people shot at Milwaukee funeral home during service for homicide victim, authorities say

Seven people were wounded in a shooting at a funeral service for a homicide victim in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

a group of people sitting at night: Police tape blocks the intersection as NYPD Officers investigate the scene on East 213th Street where a child was struck by a vehicle that left the scene on Sunday, May 24, 2015. (Jeff Bachner/New York Daily News)

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Police tape blocks the intersection as NYPD Officers investigate the scene on East 213th Street where a child was struck by a vehicle that left the scene on Sunday, May 24, 2015. (Jeff Bachner/New York Daily News)

Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Brunson said the victims were in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

The wounded included three women and four men, and they ranged in age from 20 to 48, according to the police.

About 100 mourners had gathered before gunfire erupted from a car that pulled up to the Serenity Funeral Home, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The Milwaukee Police Department said cops responded to the hail of bullets around 12:45 p.m. local time. The funeral home sits on the 4200 block of

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California law prioritizes people over corporate home-buyers


FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, men hold up signs at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., in support of more housing. Tenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will soon get first crack at buying foreclosed homes in California. A bill approved Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, by Gov. Gavin Newsom is designed to keep corporations from snapping up homes and letting some fall into disrepair as they did during the Great Recession.


Tenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will get first crack at buying foreclosed homes under a measure approved Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The bill is designed to keep corporations from snapping up homes and letting some fall into disrepair as they did during the Great Recession. The issue drew national attention a year ago when several homeless mothers calling themselves Moms 4 Housing moved

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3 expenses people don’t consider when they buy a second home

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As with any home, the costs of a second home don’t stop at the mortgage.

There are a lot of costs associated with owning a second home, and you’re responsible for anything that comes up. You’ve probably considered the costs of property taxes and HOA fees for your second home, and factored those things into your budget when deciding how much you can afford to spend on a second home.

But, there are some expenses you may not have thought of that will apply to your second home. Here are three expenses you should consider before making the leap to a second home. 

You may need to increase your life

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