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Happy Birthday Sliced Bread!

Happy Birthday Sliced Bread!

 

This week is sliced bread’s 85th birthday! The Chillicothe Baking Company sold its first wrapped package of sliced bread in 1928. The first pre sliced loaf of bread made it to a full-page newspaper ad that included instructions: 1. “Open wrapper at one end” 2. “Pull out pin” 3. “Remove as many slices as desired.” Otto Rohwedder, the Missouri-based inventor, placed a U-shaped pin at both ends of the loaf to hold the bread together to signify freshness and ease consumer’s worries about it going stale.

 

Friend of man who died in motorcycle accident wants more done about grass on Wind Mill Point Road

Hampton, Va. – Hampton city officials say the grass is cut along Wind Mill Point Road, but Brandon Honeycutt says it’s not cut enough.

“The guy cut about two feet on each side of the road. Two feet on the side of the road is not enough room for two vehicles and a bike to pass,” Honeycutt said.

He was dressed for his friend Bill Crooker’s funeral, who died while he was riding his motorcycle Sunday night. He blames the city for his friend’s death, and says they didn’t keep up with cutting the high grass.

He thinks it prevented Crooker from seeing the other side of the road.

“How much money is it going to cost to cut this grass? One hour! One hour of time to cut this grass. I know for a fact that if this was cut, he wouldn’t be dead. I lost a good friend, ” he said.

We took a trip to the road today and took a look for ourselves, and we brought a measuring tape.

It measures out to 7 and a half feet.

California Prisoners Refuse Meals

 

In what could be the largest prison strike in history, about 30,000 California inmates are refusing meals. On Monday, prisoners in two-thirds of California’s prisons refused both breakfast and lunch. The protest is organized by a small group of inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison. Prisoner demands ask for state officials to stop punishing groups for the actions of individuals, stop rewarding those who provide information on others, improve nutrition, end long-term solitary confinement, and implement helpful programs for those in solitary confinement. The corrections department does not recognize a hunger strike until prisoners have missed nine consecutive meals.

Neighbors say high grass is dangerous for drivers in Hampton

Hampton, Va. – A man was hit and killed while riding a motorcycle in Hampton.

Neighbors tell NewsChannel 3 the man was killed because the grass is too high on Wind Mill Point Road.

Bill Crooker’s friends and neighbors spent the afternoon setting up a memorial on Wind Mill Point Road right where he was killed last night while he was driving his motorcycle and ran into a pick-up truck.

Police are still investigating, but those close to Crooker say the grass and the City of Hampton are the reasons he’s no longer here.

“The limbs need to be cut back. It needs to be taken care of. We need action here in Hampton,” says one of the victim’s friends.

“It frustrates me because I made the call to them. I called them twice possibly three times and I said, ‘Listen, there’s blind spots on this road. Somebody is gonna get hurt and now it’s happened,’” says the victim’s friend.

HRT transfer station may cause traffic

HRT transfer station may cause traffic

Cedar Grove parking lot off Monticello Avenue near Virginia Beach Boulevard will no longer be used for HRT bus transfers.

Bus passengers reported violence and crime frequently at the old location.

The new location off of St. Paul's Boulevard on Wood Street near Posey Lane will be secure with lights, shelters, and restrooms. 

http://www.gohrt.com/customer-alerts/july-service-changes/

Update: Hampton police identify suspect in fatal shooting of woman on Coliseum Drive

Hampton, Va. – Police are looking for 26 year-old Brandon Lee-Davis Berkley of in the fatal shooting of 20 year-old Brieanna Bell in the parking lot of a shopping center in Hampton off Coliseum Drive Friday afternoon.

Calls came in about the incident at 12:56 p.m.

When crews arrived on the scene, they found Beel, who had been shot in the upper torso. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say that Bell was inside of a car with Berkley and other occupants when an argument started. The situation escalated and then she was shot according to police.

Police are looking for Berkley, who they believe pulled the trigger. He is described as a black man who is about 6’0 tall, around 20-30 years-old, has braids and is wearing a blue shirt and black pants police say. They say he was last seen leaving the scene on foot.

Berkley is wanted on one count of Homicide and one count of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.

iPhone Dock Could Help Save Your Life

iPhone Dock Could Help Save Your Life

Soon your iPhone and iPhone dock will be able to act as an extra safety device for your home.Tonic Product Design has created an iPhone dock with a supplementary app to warn you when smoke or carbon monoxide is detected. When the Sense+ dock detects smoke or carbon monoxide, it gives off an alert and opens a connection to the iPhone. If there is no response, the app can call preset numbers as well as auto-dial 911. About 3,500 Americans die in fires every year, this new iPhone dock system could provide additional safety to save lives.