Good morning, and happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! It's Monday, Jan. 17, and to catch you up on the weekend, here's a collection of stories from across Patch that we'll be sharing with you:
A winter storm blew through the southeastern United States this weekend, forcing thousands of flights to be canceled and creating travel issues on roads.
A mosque in the Bronx held a mass funeral for 15 of the 17 people killed in the horrific high-rise fire last week, and a state program will put $2 million toward helping tenants of the building in recovery.
A 44-year-old British national was identified Sunday as the person who held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue on Saturday.
Protestors shut down a Massachusetts town's vote on a vaccine mandate proposal.
Winter Storm Blasts Southeast U.S. Causing Traffic, Air Travel Problems
Snow and ice pummeled the southeastern United States, leading to numerous traffic and air travel issues. Over 1,200 flights were canceled at the airport in Charlotte alone, and states such as Virginia and North Carolina experienced a rash of car crashes and traffic delays related to the winter storm." >> Snow, Ice Blasts Through NC, South With Powerful Winter Storm, via Charlotte Patch
Bronx Fire Victims Laid To Rest As Tenants, Families Receive Help
Hundreds of people showed up to pay their respects at a mass funeral for 15 of the 17 people killed in a horrific high-rise fire on Jan. 9. The Islamic Cultural Center of the Bronx hosted the service, which had political and religious leaders give remarks beforehand. Also Sunday, New York Gov. Kathy Huchol announced $2 million in funding to help displaced tenants of the apartment building. >> Bronx Fire: Mass Funeral Held, Hochul Pledges $2M For Tenants, via New York City, New York, Patch
British National Identified As Hostage-Taker In TX Synagogue Standoff
Authorities identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who held four people hostage Saturday in a synagogue in Colleyville, TX. Malik Faisal Akram was shot and killed, but all the hostages made it home safely. The Associated Press reported that worshipers heard a livestream of the service said the hostage-taker >> British National ID'd As Hostage-Taker At Texas Synagogue, via Dallas Patch, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al-Qaida who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. military officers while in custody in Afghanistan.
Turn Of The Century Meets Modern Amenities
Completely rebuilt in 2014, this 1900s-era home contains all of its original charm while getting some serious upgrades. >> Wow House: Circa 1900 Southampton Home In Heart Of Village, via Southampton, New York, Patch
This Day In History
Acting for Hawaiian sugar interests and their American allies, a committee led bydeposed Hawaiian Queen this day in 1893 and installed a provisional government with Dole as president.
Around 'The Patch'
Inmate Found Unresponsive In Cleveland Jail Dies: Report, via Cleveland Patch
NJ Fire Captain's Death Under Investigation: Essex County Prosecutor, via Newark, New Jersey, Patch
Bob Saget Laid To Rest. 'Full House' Stars, Comedians Pay Tribute, via Hollywood Patch
Volcano Erupts In Pacific; West Coast Under Tsunami Advisory, via Across America Patch
National Aquarium In Baltimore To Require Guest Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination, via Baltimore Patch
Protesters Shut Down Vote On MA Town's Vaccine Mandate, via Somerville, Massachusetts, Patch
King Family Rallies In Arizona For Voting Bills Ahead Of MLK Day, via Phoenix Patch
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