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Staten Island bar shut down after declaring itself an ‘autonomous zone’ and defying Covid-19 rules, sheriff’s office says

A Staten Island bar was shut down after calling itself an “autonomous zone” and defying Covid-19 restrictions, the New York City Sheriff’s Office said. The bar, Mac’s Public House, was also not following face covering rules and social distancing guidelines while continuing to allow indoor dining despite being in a designated “orange zone,” the sheriff’s…MORE

Pueblo’s Sunset Inn was a booming family business. Then the pandemic hit

Pueblo’s Sunset Inn was a booming family business. Then the pandemic hit

For almost four decades, the Sunset Inn Bar and Grill was a thriving, beloved family-owned business in Pueblo, Colorado, famous for its version of sloppers — a local dish — its generosity to the community and its welcoming atmosphere, where everyone was treated like family. Now, it’s one of the many small businesses around the…MORE

Lon Adams, who developed the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, dies of Covid-19

Lon Adams, who developed the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, dies of Covid-19

Lon Adams, known for developing the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, has died from Covid-19 complications on Saturday, his funeral home confirmed. He was 95. Adams, whose full name was Alonzo T. Adams II, is best known for his contributions to the popular Slim Jim jerky. Though Adolph Levis invented Slim Jim in 1928, Adams…MORE

2 people still missing, 4 found after Alaska landslide

2 people still missing, 4 found after Alaska landslide

Two people in Haines, Alaska, remain missing after heavy rains and flooding caused a landslide a day earlier. Four of the six people initially reported missing were located Thursday morning, according to a Haines Borough Government Facebook post. Search and rescue teams are still looking for the other two, the post said, adding that the…MORE

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafer Johnson, who ended his famed track and field career with an exciting win in the 1960 Olympic decathlon, died Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to UCLA and USA Track & Field. He was 86. No cause of death was given. A statement from the school said he died at home surrounded by family. Johnson’s…MORE

San Francisco votes to ban smoking inside apartments, with exception for weed

San Francisco votes to ban smoking inside apartments, with exception for weed

Smoking is set to be banned in San Francisco apartments, with one exception: weed. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to ban smoking tobacco in apartments, but made an exception for cannabis. The ordinance is an effort to protect residents from secondhand smoke. With its passage, smoking is prohibited inside buildings with…MORE

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