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Woman found dead inside vacant business identified

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Woman observed useless within vacant Asheville business enterprise identified, police say

The human body of a female found through a test of a vacant small business earlier this week was determined Friday.Past Story: Woman’s body found at vacant Asheville business, law enforcement saySamantha Booth, with the Asheville Police Office, mentioned Kimberly Michelle Randall, 49, was found useless Wednesday at a making on Patton Avenue.Detectives from the major situation unit feel foul enjoy was included in her demise and are continuing to look into, Booth explained. Randall’s death is the city’s 10th homicide of 2021, according to Booth.Anyone with details is requested to textual content Tip2APD to 847411, or use the Tip2APD smartphone application, or simply call 828-252-1110.

The physique of a woman discovered all through a check of a vacant organization before this week was determined Friday.

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Samantha Booth, with the Asheville Law enforcement Division, explained Kimberly Michelle Randall, 49, was observed lifeless Wednesday at a constructing on Patton Avenue.

Detectives from the major situation unit think foul participate in was associated in her dying and are continuing to investigate, Booth explained.

Randall’s dying is the city’s 10th murder of 2021, according to Booth.

Any person with facts is questioned to text Suggestion2APD to 847411, or use the Tip2APD smartphone app, or simply call 828-252-1110.

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City shuts down Pevely Halloween display, considers light display a business

PEVELY, Mo.  – A Halloween light display, synchronized to music on a radio station, on a Pevely home is being forced to shut down. The city of Pevely’s attorney Robert Sweeney said a letter was sent to the homeowner after a citizen complaint.

The letter from the city stated in part: “We have found that you will need to acquire a special use permit as we are considering this light show a business. We have come to this conclusion due to the fact that this has been advertised along with having specific time slots of operations. You will need to cease operations immediately until you obtain a special use permit issued by the City of Pevely.”

The city of Pevely referred Fox 2 to the city’s attorney, Robert Sweeney, who represents multiple cities in the St. Louis area, for further comment.

Both Lenhard and Sweeney said the light show had been turned off, prior to the letter being sent, but Sweeney said, “It was suggested to the city by legal counsel that they sent him a notice, sort of memorializing these facts that this occurred.”

 “Am I angry, am I frustrated, absolutely, but the word I would love to describe is silly, this is silly, this is holiday lights, that’s all it is, its holiday lights to music,” homeowner Justin Lenhard said.

He said he spent thousands of hours and dollars on the display for people to watch for free. Lenhard placed a donation box outside of his home for people to donate to the Jefferson County Rescue Mission if they wanted to.

“In addition to advertising, setting hours, he was apparently collecting donations, which on the surface, arguably makes it look like a business,” Sweeney said.

He claimed that Lenhard collecting donations, posting hours the light shows would be on, and posting the light show on a Facebook page, looked like a business.

“More importantly, and more immediately, was that the event the display was causing a public nuisance and putting the public at risk,” Sweeney said.

He claimed the light show caused traffic congestion and safety hazards and first responders couldn’t access the street if needed. Lenhard claims that is not the case.

“They’re saying they can’t get EMS or a firetruck down here if we have an emergency, but that’s not true, our city, our street is very wide,” Lenhard said. “Not one neighbor has come up to me and said this traffic is an issue, not one, instead they wanted to go to city hall and complain.”

Sweeney said, “People have been doing this for a long time. This is the first time I’ve ever had this situation. I didn’t see the display, I cannot comment on its robustness, but it’s been described, I guess, over the top.”

Lenhard said he put a sign outside of the display and reminders on the radio station that asked those watching to not block traffic and not turn

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Alec Baldwin resurfaces in Vermont after ‘Rust’ shooting, stuns local business owner: ‘My jaw dropped’

Alec Baldwin has resurfaced in a quaint town in Vermont just days after the on-set “Rust” shooting, leaving local business owners in shock.

Chris Stannard, the owner of The Italian Market, told Fox News in an interview on Thursday that Baldwin, 63, was, in fact, on foot Monday, picking up a food order nearby.

“Monday afternoon he was there,” Stannard confirmed to us. “I was taking out my trash outside and my acquaintance that works there said, ‘You won’t believe who was just in here!’ He told me and my jaw dropped.”

TMZ first shared a photo of the family getting takeout near the restaurant.

Stannard said he has not “physically” seen Baldwin or his wife, Hilaria, and their children, although photos surfaced early Thursday of them standing outside the pizza shop.

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“I know those poor folks over there at the pizza place are getting more bombarded than I am,” Stannard added.

The business owner added that it’s a “little crazy” that Baldwin ended up in the small, family-friendly vacation town to hunker down in the aftermath of the shooting, given that it’s not exactly a spot too many high-profile figures pass through often.

“There’s a couple [celebrities] who have come through town before but this is pretty newsworthy for our little town,” Stannard said.

It’s unclear if Baldwin was chatty with the pizza shop owners when picking up his food on Monday. However, he was “dressed in black and by himself” when retrieving his order, Stannard learned.

The market owner added that the town is known as a vacation destination, with ski mountains nearby. It’s also a great area for hiking, he said.

“It is beautiful, quaint quintessential New England,” he added.

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An aerial view of the film set on Bonanza Creek Ranch where Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Reuters

Meanwhile, Baldwin’s role as a producer in the Western “Rust” has become a subject of growing scrutiny.

On Oct. 21, the star pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming in New Mexico and unwittingly killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured Joel Souza. While it’s likely Baldwin the actor won’t be held criminally or civilly liable for the tragedy, Baldwin the producer might be, along with several others in leadership positions.

Carew Papritz, a former Hollywood filmmaker and an award-winning author, told Fox News “it depends on your key players” when it comes to the 63-year-old’s involvement in the hiring process for the movie.

“I would guess that the production designer, maybe your camera operators, some of your line people, you’ll secure,” Papritz explained. “You’ll probably secure your production manager. And if they’ve been in the industry long enough, they’ll bring in their crews. So when you hire your key people, that’s important. So my guess is he would be responsible

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Trump’s businesses and brand still suffering from his polarizing rhetoric : NPR

Trump Tower’s new wine and whiskey bar, 45, includes enormous pictures of the former president, in and around the White House.

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Trump Tower’s new wine and whiskey bar, 45, includes enormous pictures of the former president, in and around the White House.

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Once, Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was a bustling indoor mall, with floors and floors of retail, a pink marble atrium and an indoor waterfall. On a recent visit, the waterfall and the pink marble were still there, but the escalator going up from the first floor was roped off, a currency exchange was closed, and small ground-level shops had been converted to display windows for Trump-branded merchandise.

There is something new: a wine and whiskey bar, called 45. Its logo, ringed with stars, looks kind of like a presidential seal. Inside, there are enormous pictures of the former president, in and around the White House.

Trump Tower embodies the contradictions of Donald Trump’s business, post-presidency. There’s a cache to sell, but also an extremely polarizing brand. Trump’s continued espousal of lies about the 2020 election have driven away potential partners; after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, associates from Deutsche Bank to the Professional Golf Association pulled back.

There’s an ongoing criminal fraud case by the Manhattan district attorney against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. The New York attorney general and the Westchester district attorney are also investigating. Trump, his company and his CFO have denied wrongdoing.

Donald Trump did not put his name back on many company documents after his presidency; Weisselberg, who was indicted for 15 felonies, removed his own name from some corporate documents; only Donald Trump Jr.’s and Eric Trump’s names remain on many management filings.

Even without all the brand challenges, Trump is heavily tied up in businesses such as office rentals and retail that are struggling post-pandemic. Just this month, Forbes took the former president off its tally of the 400 richest people. Had Trump sold off his assets and invested in markets while he was president — which ethics experts advised him to do — he would have been $4.5 billion richer today, Forbes said.

“What sorts of businesses would you want to be invested in, in 2021?” asked Dan Alexander, the senior editor at Forbes who calculated Trump’s wealth. “Not many people would pick large office buildings and big fancy hotels located in urban areas.”

The New York State Comptroller earlier this month issued a report showing the value of Manhattan office buildings dropped $28 billion since the onset of the pandemic. Tourism and retail shopping also plummeted.

“The impact has been really negative in what we call the brick and mortar economy,” said Kathy Wylde of the New York City Partnership, a business group.

Neither the Trump Organization nor spokespeople for the former president responded to requests for comment.

Though there’s millions of dollars of debt, Trump still

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Lincoln Project Sends Fake White Supremacists to Virginia GOP Event

  • People with tiki torches posed by Glenn Youngkin’s bus in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday.
  • The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican group, later admitted to being behind the stunt.
  • They said it was to remind Virginians of the 2017 white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally.

A group of people carrying tiki torches turned up to an event for Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday, posing in front of his tour bus.

Turns out, they were sent by the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican group.

The tiki torches were a nod to the 2017 “Unite the Right rally” in Charlottesville, when white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched with tiki torches in hand, with some chanting “Jews will not replace us.”

The stunt came the same week a civil trial began against the rally’s organizers and days before Virginia’s gubernatorial election on November 2.

Local NBC reporter Elizabeth Holmes shared a photo of the group on Twitter, reporting they said something that sounded like: “We’re all in for Glenn.”

 

People online quickly began to suspect there was something strange about it, and Youngkin’s campaign even accused his opponent, Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, of being behind the stunt.

Vice News identified one of the people in the photo as a “low-level Democratic operative” and said the Lincoln Project admitted it was responsible for the stunt.

“Today’s demonstration was our way of reminding Virginians what happened in Charlottesville four years ago, the Republican Party’s embrace of those values, and Glenn Youngkin’s failure to condemn it,” the conservative group said in a statement.

The statement also said if Youngkin “will denounce Trump’s assertion that the Charlottesville rioters possessed ‘very fine’ qualities, we’ll withdraw the tiki torches. Until then, we’ll be back.”

It was a reference to former President Donald Trump’s remarks that there were “very fine people” on “both sides” at the 2017 rally, during which Heather Heyer was killed when an avowed neo-Nazi drove his car into a group of people.

McAuliffe’s campaign condemned the stunt on Friday evening.

“What happened today in Charlottesville is disgusting and distasteful and the McAuliffe campaign condemns it in the strongest terms. Those involved should immediately apologize,” Terry for Virginia Campaign Manager Chris Bolling said in a tweet.


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Business emerges as winner in framework deal

Business interests are emerging as winners in President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Energy & Environment — American Clean Power — Supreme Court to review power plant rule case Harris makes a final pitch for McAuliffe Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Young children one step closer to vaccine MORE’s social spending and climate plan unveiled Thursday.

The White House proposal to invest in clean energy, child care, education, housing and other Democratic priorities has sparked an unprecedented lobbying blitz from corporate America and other advocates. 

Across industries, business groups successfully pushed lawmakers to make significant changes to key sections of the original $3.5 trillion bill. Their lobbying efforts revolved around Sens. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinDemocrats seek tweaks to .75T framework Ocasio-Cortez defends climate provisions in spending bill: ‘I have to live in this future’ Progressives see infrastructure vote next week MORE (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaOvernight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Young children one step closer to vaccine Democrats seek tweaks to .75T framework Progressives see infrastructure vote next week MORE (D-Ariz.), who ultimately sided with the business community on several issues.

Retailers, drugmakers, private insurers and clean energy firms have emerged as some of the biggest winners.

Business groups

The White House plan does not raise tax rates on corporations — keeping a central part of the GOP’s 2017 tax cuts intact — in a stunning win for business interests.

Business groups deployed hundreds of lobbyists to Capitol Hill and aired dozens of targeted ad campaigns urging moderate Democrats to reject tax increases, which they argued would hurt the nation’s economic recovery.  

Lobbyists expected that Democrats would ultimately raise corporate taxes from 21 to 25 percent. Those plans fell apart last week after Sinema said she wouldn’t support any rate increases. 

“If you had asked most of my clients, nobody was going to bet on no corporate rate increase,” Rich Gold, a partner at Holland & Knight, said in a recent interview. 

Retailers

Retailers, which successfully pushed Democrats to keep the 21 percent corporate tax rate intact, increase IRS enforcement and implement a minimum corporate tax on companies that avoid federal taxes, emerged as one of the biggest winners.

Democrats’ proposed minimum tax won’t hurt most retailers, which generally don’t benefit from as many tax breaks as other industries. 

“We are pleased the President’s framework rejects a rate increase, and instead focuses on the disparities of the current system which allow many highly profitable companies to pay no corporate tax while retailers pay full freight,” said Hana Greenberg, vice president of tax at the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “This direction represents a more equitable approach to the tax code, which is exactly what leading retailers have advocated for throughout the year.”

Other business groups don’t support the 15 percent minimum tax, which will apply only to corporations with $1 billion or more in annual profits. Under the plan, the nation’s most profitable companies will no longer be able to avoid all

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