iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday night in Kansas to memorialize the two sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed when an inmate overpowered them outside a courthouse.Kansas City Mayor David Alvey said the vigil, which will take place in front of City Hall at 8 p.m. local time, will be the start of a long and trying healing process for the community of Wyandotte County, which just two years ago mourned two police officers who also was fatally shot.Alvey said the community is feeling “deep sadness,” “fear,” “anger” and “shock that this happened again.”“Yesterday was a terribly tragic day for two of our young, bright, committed sheriff’s deputies — Theresa ‘T.K.’ King and Patrick Roher,” the mayor told reporters at a press conference Saturday, before holding a moment of silence to honor the slain deputies.“As they say, heroes are never forgotten,” he added.King, 44, and Rohrer, 35, were shot Friday morning about 11:30 a.m. local time as they were about to transport two inmates from the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City. Both inmates were handcuffed and shackled at the time, according to Maj. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office.Bailiff said the deputies were following protocol when the deadly altercation occurred.Few details have been provided so far, but authorities said one of the inmates — who hasn’t been identified — overcame the deputies in a gated area outside the courthouse.Bailiff said it’s very possible the deputies were shot with their own guns. There is surveillance video of the scene.The deputies called for backup, but it was too late. Both were rushed to University of Kansas Medical Center, where Rohrer died and King was in critical condition before succumbing to her injuries some 12 hours later.The suspect was also shot and taken to a hospital. The individual was in stable condition Saturday, according to Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler.The other inmate was unharmed.King, who served the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years, leaves behind three children. Rohrer, who had been with the department for seven years, had two children of his own.“These were two bright and intelligent, wonderful personalities,” Bailiff said of her fallen colleagues. “They came to work every day with a smile, willing to help out, willing to do anything. It’s a tremendous, great loss to our agency.”Charges have not yet been formally filed with the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office.Two years ago, two police officers were fatally shot within three months of each other in Kansas City, the county seat of Wyandotte County.The year before, Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wood was shot at a convenience store but survived.“It seems like Wyandotte County has really been hit hard recently,” Bailiff told reporters. “It’s also a time for us to bond together as a community, and I think we begin that by being at the candlelight vigil.”“Let’s just love one another,” she added. “Go home and hug your family members because you never know what tomorrow will bring.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
This time of year most of us are in goal-setting mode. We’re looking for the new, better version of ourselves. For me personally I hope to decrease screen time, increase miles on my bike, and spend more time with family. But maybe we don’t need to start something new but rather rethink an approach or redesign a routine.When it comes to technology, we at Dell believe our past powers our future. We reimagine what one might consider junk or trash as a useful resource to sustain and advance our business. In sustainability circles we call this reuse and recycling of materials “circular economy.” Our colleagues in product manufacturing call it smart design.Video Playerhttps://www.delltechnologies.com/uploads/2019/01/sam-burd-CES-quote.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Significant Recycling Goals on Track for Achievement At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, we were excited to share that thanks to the help of our customers, we have reached our 2020 goal of recovering 2 billion pounds of used electronics. Our commitment to recycling was also recognized with two awards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the beginning of the year. Dell remains the planet’s largest technology recycler by geography, with options in more than 75 countries and territories. This infrastructure gives customers an easy way to responsibly retire old equipment. Our recycling partners first refurbish and remanufacture any computers that still have viable life in them and then recycle what doesn’t. In certain geographies, that enables us to collect materials we can recycle back into future products. Otherwise, the materials are responsibly recycled and resold on the commodities market.This use of “closed-loop” materials (those that started in computers, got recycled and wound up back in computers) forms an important part of one of our other 2020 goals. In fact, Sam Burd, President, Client Solutions Group (pictured above) shared that by Earth Day this year (2019), we will achieve our 2020 goal of using 100 million pounds of recycled-content or otherwise sustainably sourced materials in our products – a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to prioritize the principles of a circular economy.Recycling is the engine that keeps the circular economy spinning, but recycling rates are fairly stagnant. In the United States alone, approximately 9.4 million tons of e-waste is produced each year, with less than 15 percent being recycled responsibly. During CES last year (2018), we announced a partnership with actress, entrepreneur and activist Nikki Reed to highlight the importance of recycling electronics. Together we revealed the Circular Collection by Bayou with Love. This limited-edition jewelry collection sourced gold recovered from Dell’s recycling programs, and included 14- and 18-carat gold rings, earrings and cufflinks. The jewelry line helps illustrate the goldmine of resources available in recycled electronics, and Nikki helped us encourage people to make sure their obsolete electronics either found a new home or were responsibly recycled.Dell supports and sponsors World Economic Forum initiative, The Circulars Dell is playing a part in the World Economic Forum this year by sponsoring the Circular Economy People’s Choice Award for The Circulars, 2019. We’re honored to recognize organizations across the globe that are making notable contributions to the circular economy, but we want you to decide who the winner should be. The impact drivers this year include: DyeCoo Textile Systems (water-free dyeing process for textiles), Ecoware (single-use plastics), Geetanjali Woollens (clothing recycling, rainwater harvesting), Grover (electronic subscription service), Triciclos (recycling) and ZigZag Global (waste reduction).Congrats to this years winner, TriCiclos, for creating a scalable waste management, recycling and recovery model.Dell heads to the Sundance Film Festival as technology sponsor and sustainability partnerFrom January 24 – February 3, Dell will be the official technology sponsor of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Salt Lake City and a sustainability partner in an effort to bring attention to the importance of recycling and supporting the Circular Economy. Attendees will have the opportunity to join us at the Dell Den (open January 25 – 28) for a variety of interactive activities, demonstrations and panels.One component that I wanted to call consideration to is a panel on Saturday, January 26th from 5:00pm-6:30pm featuring environmentalist and Waterkeeper Alliance founder Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the team behind Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, as they discuss the intersecting ways in which artists, activists, lawyers, politicians and citizens can affect positive change in the face of human-caused environmental crisis.I’m really excited about our Sundance presence. When you bring both emerging and existing change makers together, it opens up endless possibilities to finding creative new ways to address environmental change in our world.
UPDATE: The Patriots mascot might need to be added to New England’s injury report for the Super Bowl.According to NFL Network, the person behind the mask is still dealing with injuries suffered from Jets safety Jamal Adams. Although it doesn’t seem he was hospitalized as Adams said, the team confirmed he visited with the medical staff at the Pro Bowl. And as of Monday he’s still dealing with complications from the hit. Update on #Patriots mascot @PatPatriot following the leaping tackle from #Jets S Jamal Adams: The mascot is still dealing with jaw, neck, and back soreness and was checked for a concussion. As of this morning, he was still planning on being in Atlanta for the Super Bowl.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 28, 2019ORIGINAL STORY: Jets safety Jamal Adams was having fun with the Pro Bowl crowd Wednesday when he went over to tackle Pat Patriot, the official mascot of the Patriots team.The clip was shared by ESPN and acquired over 1 million views on Twitter alone. Adams himself shared the video with the caption, “This one is for every Patriots hater out there!”This one is for every Patriots hater out there! I got y’all! pic.twitter.com/q0WAbDfrpL— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) January 24, 2019MORE: 10-year-old wins science fair asking if Tom Brady is a cheaterAdams tackled the mascot because fans at the event kept booing him (after all, not many people are fans of the Patriots). In another video he smiled after saying, “Watch, I’m going to go knock out that Patriots mascot.” He was clearly just having fun with the lax attitude of the Pro Bowl practice, but he didn’t realize that he apparently put the person in the mascot costume in danger.There’s some confusion as to what kind of danger he put Pat in, however. Adams said Thursday he was told from the league the person inside the costume was hospitalized as a result of his tackle. From ESPN’s Michael DiRocco:Adams said he was told the person inside the mascot costume was hospitalized on Thursday morning, but the NFL has not yet confirmed that information. Adams said the NFL is not happy with him because of the incident. “He [the mascot] was running around and everybody was booing him, so I said, ‘You know what? Let me go tackle him,’ Adams said. “I didn’t hit him that hard, man. All jokes aside, I didn’t hit him that hard. I don’t know what’s really going on, but they did tell me he’s in the hospital. My intention was never to hurt him. it was all about just a joke but I definitely want to check on him and make sure everything is good. At the end of the day we were out here just having fun and it wasn’t nothing intentionally to try to hurt the guy.”After this quote was shared by a number of outlets, some started wondering whether he really did put the person in the hospital. After all, the NFL never officially commented on the issue so it was just taking Adams at his word. And Adams has a history of joking, and in a video with ESPN he didn’t appear very remorseful for his actions. Since most of us saw Jamal Adams’s video of him tackling the Patriot mascot…he’s been getting heat for it… Does he regret it? pic.twitter.com/ecG2zQVnO7— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 24, 2019But we may finally have answer as to what happened. Patriots reporter Mark Daniels got a comment from a Patriots spokesperson who said, “He was not hospitalized. He did seek medical treatment from the on-site medic. It was a painful attack.” The team also confirmed this was not a staged incident.Adams’ statement that the NFL wasn’t happy with him also seems to hold up. The league’s official sub-Twitter account (@TheCheckdown) took down two videos involving Adams and Pat Patriot, one of which was a different angle of the hit you viewed above, and another where the mascot apparently got revenge on Adams by tackling him back.Mascot looked fine getting him back here. @RichCimini pic.twitter.com/RegORtaEvo— Binyomin Goldgrab (@bgoldgrab) January 24, 2019The NFL has made no official statement on the incident.