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A pedestrian died due to collision with a car in Chandler
A pedestrian died after getting hit by a car on Saturday night, said Chandler Police.
The Emergency crews responded to the incident at 9:45 p.m. near Elgin and Arizona Avenue.
Police identified the pedestrian as 41-year-old Rosario Ortiz, was on his wheelchair and was crossing Arizona Avenue at Elgin Street going west, when a car going south struck her.
As the firefighters arrived at the location, she was declared dead.
Police said that the driver did not flee the scene. According to Police, speed, impairment or distraction were not the cause of the collision.
Child with special need started walking on her own, with the help of teletherapy
Many medical practitioners, such as doctors, psychologists, and even physical therapists, are providing teletherapy to the patients to keep them safe in this pandemic. This method proves to be very beneficial for some people and especially the families who have children with special needs.
One Valley family recien=ved great results from teletherapy and found some positive outcomes for their daughter, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Pitt Hopkins syndrome.
Due to this syndrome 5-year-old, Alexandra did not have as much strength in her arms and legs as other children have.
Alexandra's mom Nicole Anderson told our team that their daughter is very strong and has to take physical therapy five times a week for an hour-long session. These sessions even continued after the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Central Arizona closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and families had to switch to online therapy.
After some days of teletherapy with her physical therapist Atelie Ho Lem, Anderson said, things changed for her daughter, and she started making efforts to walk in her own without much coaxing.
Ho Lem said after seeing the first steps of Alexandra that these moments were overwhelming for her.
"She is a sweet little girl that wants to move, she wants to play," said Ho Lem. "When I see them accomplish these milestones, it is just overwhelming," she added.
City of Tolleson is conducting local testing blitz over the next two days, especially of the JBS plant workers
JBS Meat plant has many employees infected by Coronavirus, but President Trump said that they couldn't shut down as they are essential to American lives.
Many employees said that they fear getting infected while working as the factory has a large number of infected employees and wonder why the company is not concerned about their health.
Now finally, after so many weeks, Tolleson is conducting local testing blitz over the next two days. Local traffic was closed for the testing of residents in the Tolleson Fire Station Thursday.
Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar was trying hard to get testing done in her city and especially for the workers at the JBS meatpacking plant.
It is expected to have around two-hundred positive cases inside the factory only as the testing took a long time to start.
"There's still fear, there's still fear," said United Food and Commercial Workers Rep Martin Hernandez.
Hernandez said that the plant was not telling the employees the exact number of cases, and the plant has a lack of transparency, which is unacceptable. He also said the blame couldn't be solely laid on JBS.
"Blame the company but also blame the state, cause the state has a lot to do with it, if the state is not putting pressure on these companies to be transparent to let us know, it's a safety concern for all of us, inside the plant and outside," said Hernandez.
Five $10,000 Mega Millions lottery tickets sold in Arizona
Arizona had five winning $10,000 Mega MIllions of tickets in Tuesday's drawing, three in southern Arizona, one in Quartzsite and one in the Phoenix zone.
As indicated by the Arizona State Lottery, the tickets were sold at the accompanying areas:
- Hover K at 3651 S. HWY 92 in Sierra Vista (two winning tickets were sold here)
- Hover K at 1395 W. Supernatural occurrence Mile in Tucson
- Mobil Mart at 1395 W. Principle St. in Quartzsite
- Hover K at 6002 N. Seventh Ave in Phoenix
Tuesday's triumphant numbers were 8, 19, 25, 36, 66 with Mega Ball number 9. Till date, none of the tickets has been claimed.
As businesses anticipate COVID-19 lawsuits, liability waivers becoming commonplace
It is expected that at the time of re-opening of businesses, the Arizonans must adjust to the “new normal.” This means that wearing the masks and maintaining the social distance. In case, you haven’t come across a liability waiver, you will be confronted to sign soon.
Behrens was approached to sign a waiver before observing his PCP a day or two ago. Behrens hesitantly signed the form. Steve Nielson in the interim, says he will never consent to his Val Vista Lakes Community Association waiver.
The Gilbert neighbourhood HOA at first sent a letter waiver without any dates and barely any subtleties. Nielson likewise said the record didn't specify anything about the proactive estimates the HOA was taking to shield inhabitants in the local safe from getting the infection.
That report has since been changed to be increasingly explicit and thin - legal counsellors state that is a need. On the off chance that you won't sign the waiver however, there might be repercussions.
Not all proprietors will implement the waivers, and it is indistinct how condos and HOA's will police things. Lamber likewise says you can generally push back in the event that you don't care for the language utilized in the waiver. There will probably be claims about these waivers planned for forestalling claims. Organizations will have the intense choice of gauging obligation assurance with the danger of upsetting clients.
Like obligation waivers, the marks alone won't keep the organizations from being sued, however, it might make it harder for somebody to indict them and win.
Gunfire at Homewood Suites hotel near I-17 and Peoria Ave, woman shot dead inside the room
Phoenix police are examining a fatal shooting at the Homewood Suites by Hilton inn in north Phoenix.
On Saturday, around 11 pm, officials were called to the inn close to Interstate 17 and Peoria Avenue, for reports of shots discharged.
At the point when they showed up, officials found a lady in anguish due to a gunshot injury. As reported by Phoenix police, surgeons articulated her dead at the scene.
During the examination, specialists took in a gathering of individuals who were inside one of the lodgings when two men began contending.
The contention transformed into a battle, and sooner or later, a gun was utilized.
Police say the victim was one of the individuals in the room, and the gunfire struck him.
Police have not yet discharged her name.
As indicated by the Phoenix Police Department, examiners created reasonable justification to capture 21-year-old Dante Barnes.
He has been set up for prison and is dealing with murder indictments.
A vehicle hit two pedestrians in Surprise, victims in critical condition in the hospital
A vehicle hit two pedestrians in Surprise on Saturday night. The pedestrians are fighting for their lives in the hospital.
The incident occurred near Litchfield, and Waddell roads at around 9 p.m. Police were called to the scene.
According to Surprise Police Sgt. Greg Welch, after the police arrived, the pedestrians were transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The investigation is going on for the case, and the victims are not identified until now.
Single mom ineligible for unemployment benefits with reduced work hours
The working hours for many employees are reduced by the companies to cut operational costs. Chandler resident Constance Cates says that the company she works for reduced the number of hours to 20 hours per week for about 90% of employees and furloughed the other 10% workers.
She is a single mom of a 3-year-old who earns just enough not to meet the needs of unemployment benefits.
"My excessive earnings is like $40 a week," she said.
In Arizona, unemployed workers can receive the help of just $240 per week.
Arizona Department of Economic Security said that if a worker "earns over $30.50 a week, the Department will deduct each dollar in earnings over that amount from their weekly benefit amount. Individuals who receive at least $1 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance will receive the additional $600 in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation."
Unemployment attorney Nina Targovik said that if a worker is earning $240 or more per week-- regardless of working hours-- workers will not qualify to get unemployment insurance or the additional $600 CARES Act benefits.
And if a worker refuses to work, then they will be ineligible for the benefits altogether.
"I feel really overwhelmed right now," Cates said.
Cates said that she feels Overwhelmed and underemployed. She is now focusing on her little boy till then; she will figure out what's next. "I don't know what I'd do without him," she said.
Arizona DES goes MIA, denies interviews
Tom Betlach is responsible for overseeing the distribution of more than $1 billion to hundreds of
thousands of Arizonans. But lately, the head of the Arizona DES has been MIA.
Tom Betlach, the head of Arizonan DES who is responsible for overlooking the distribution of
more than $1 billion to thousands of Arizonans is now MIA.
He was last seen on April 7th during the Governer's press conference where he discussed
regarding the huge incoming unemployment claims and it impacts on the DES.
Despite being repeatedly asked to do an on-camera interview he hasn't come forward to do one,
In fact, he once politely denied when a reporter asked for an interview.
A spokesperson responded the following way about his lack of presence on screen,
"Tom Betlach is working around the clock with our agency teams to ensure Arizona families are
receiving the assistance and support they need during this uncertain time, and it is not available
to participate in an interview."
Isis Bravo an employee at JCPenney has been furloughed from her job and she said "There
are always things that are out of his control, but there are other states have gotten this up and
running in weeks, I called 200 times in one day and could not get through."
Michael Cruz of Peoria another one facing the same said situation said "You call the call centre
and no one answers. It’s just long messages - 'please call back."
Arizona to reopen its state economy
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday that pools, gyms, fitness centres, spas, and massage
therapists would be able to reopen for business on Wednesday, May 13, part of his phased-in
approach to reopening the state's economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona announced on Tuesday that the City's pools, gyms, spas and
massage therapists may reopen their businesses from Wednesday, May 13th.
This reopening is a part of the phase-wise reopening of the state's economy and the stay at home
order will end on May 15th but the people are advised to continue practising all the safety
Since nothing was mentioned about the reopening of movie theatre’s and bar's in the press
conference, the Governor office later stated that they may as well reopen from May 16th if they