Working in Clark County: Steve Harmon, owner, Yellow Dot Windshield Repair

Steve Harmon is trying to shake his reputation of being the “Windshield Guy at the Mall.”

After nearly 15 years of fixing an estimated 20,000 windshield cracks in the Vancouver Mall parking lot out of a van under a canopy near the west entrance, Harmon was asked to relocate Yellow Dot Windshield Repair to a different part of the lot; his lease was about to expire, and development plans are in the works. A Vancouver Mall spokesman wouldn’t confirm what is being planned, exactly, but said that they are in discussions to host a new tenant.

Harmon, a Seattle native who lives in the Salmon Creek area with his family, is using the opportunity to rebrand, instead of moving to a different area of the lot. Now in a nearby warehouse, he won’t have to operate at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Windshield repair is one of those services that doesn’t exactly cross

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Questions arise after Louisville police officer shoots at suspect through car windshield – The Courier

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This LMPD officer driving in his squad car shot through his windshield while pursuing a robbery suspect.
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During the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect Tuesday in Portland, one Louisville Metro Police officer took both hands off the wheel of his moving car, grabbed his gun and shot through his windshield.

It looked like something out of an action movie and caught the attention of cops and critics alike. Is shooting at a suspect through a windshield an appropriate police tactic? 

Nicolai Jilek, an LMPD officer since 2007 and the president of Louisville’s police union, said “you may not see it often” but that shooting

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Streak Snapped | Local Sports | gloucestertimes.com

The Gloucester girls tennis team ran into a buzz saw on Monday at the Ross Tennis Courts in the form of Saugus.

The powerful Sachems flexed their muscles en route to a 5-0 victory.

With the loss, Gloucester snaps a three-game win streak and falls to 3-2 on the season. Monday’s loss, however, has not sullied a solid start for the team.

After dropping the opener to Medford, the Fishermen rattled off three straight victories over Everett (5-0), Lynn English (5-0) and Swampscott (3-2).

The team has been powered by a potent trio of singles player, who have all won individually in each of Gloucester’s wins this spring. Lexi Zubricki has thrived at the No. 1 singles spot with Christina Jones right behind her, giving Gloucester a strong No. 2. Tori Carini has also been strong at No. 3 singles.

Courtney Goulart and Julia Brown have been solid at No. 1 doubles along with the No.

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BIG PAYDAY: Details extra work for Beverly police

BEVERLY — If you were driving through the city last July 11, you likely encountered two separate road crews from Middlesex Corp. within a half mile, both reconstructing Rantoul Street. The crews were accompanied by police officers working private details.

You may have passed detail officers directing traffic on Hart Street, where Department of Public Works crews were working. At the Brimbal Avenue intersection with Dunham Road, you likely drove past another detail officer directing traffic after a show has just gotten out at the North Shore Music Theatre.

That night, if you attended a late movie in Danvers, on your way home you encountered resurfacing work on Route 128, where still more police officers were working private details.

In all, the Beverly Police Department received 24 calls for detail work that day, requiring 38 officers total, according to the department spokesman Officer Mike Bocuzzi. Four officers were called in from outside the

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DA: Ex-Beverly councilor tried to intervene in relative’s court case

PEABODY — A former Beverly city councilor, censured by colleagues a decade ago over an anonymous letter containing false allegations of a police coverup, attempted to intervene in a relative’s court case in Peabody last week. 

John Burke, who is now a Middlesex County assistant district attorney, showed up last Monday in Peabody District Court for the arraignment of a cousin who was charged in a domestic abuse case, Carrie Kimball Monahan, a spokeswoman for the Essex District Attorney’s office confirmed on Monday. 

Monahan confirmed that Burke sat inside the bar, the enclosed area at the front of the courtroom typically reserved for attorneys who are appearing in court on behalf of clients, and then discussed the case with an Essex assistant district attorney. 

At some point in that discussion, Burke flashed a badge of some sort, leading the prosecutor to believe he was connected with state police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office,

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Cadillac Boss Johan de Nysschen Abruptly Exits

Cadillac unexpectedly has a new boss, with former head Johan de Nysschen “leaving the company effective immediately.”

No details were released regarding de Nysschen’s departure, who joined Cadillac in 2014 after a short stint at Infiniti, so its not known if he left of his volition or was forced to walk the plank, though the choice of words within the announcement point toward the latter.

“We appreciate Johan’s efforts over the last four years in setting a stronger foundation for Cadillac,” GM President Dan Amman was quoted as saying.

“Looking forward, the world is changing rapidly, and, beginning with the launch of the new XT4, it is paramount that we capitalize immediately on the opportunities that arise from this rate of change. This move will further accelerate our efforts in that regard,” Amman continued, sounding like he was displeased with Cadillac’s product strategy.

Taking over the reins at Cadillac is Steve Carlisle, who had been

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US prosecutor: Oregon has big pot overproduction problem

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work with state and local leaders and the pot industry to do something about it.

U.S. Attorney Billy Williams convened the unprecedented summit of influential federal law enforcement representatives, state officials and marijuana industry scions after Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew an Obama administration memo that had guided states with legalized weed on how to avoid federal scrutiny.

The meeting included representatives from 14 other U.S. attorney’s offices, the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Nine U.S. attorneys attended in person, including those from California, Washington, Colorado, Idaho and Nevada.

Williams sought to calm fears among pot growers that his office would target legal growers in Oregon, but said the market has

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To Fight Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance, WHO Issues First …

To address the major and growing global threat that stems from rampant overuse and misuse of antibiotics in agriculture, the World Health Organization (WHO) this week issued its first-ever formal guidelines instructing farmers to stop using so many antimicrobials in healthy livestock.

“As important as these guidelines are, they are just that—guidelines. To help curb resistance, individual companies and/or countries actually have to take action on them.”
—David Wallinga, NRDC

“If no action is taken today, by 2050, almost all current antibiotics will be ineffective in preventing and treating human disease, and the costs of losing these drugs will exceed U.S. $100 trillion in terms of national productivity,” the U.N. agency predicts in a related policy brief (pdf).

David Wallinga, a senior health officer at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), said the guidelines “may be a game-changer in this fight,” because they call for “fairly significant changes to

... read more at: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/08/fight-global-threat-antibiotic-resistance-who-issues-first-ever-guidelines-curb-use

Man, 20, shot in Haverhill Sunday – Eagle

HAVERHILL — A 20-year-old man was shot in the area of 44 Portland St. Sunday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m.

Haverhill police report the man, whose name has not been released, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Haverhill police detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information should contact Haverhill police at 978-373-1212.

More information will be available in tomorrow’s edition of The Eagle-Tribune.

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