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5-year-old's birthday wish of bedding for children in need extended for the holidays
Courtesy Jackie Sliz (LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois) -- When their birthdays roll around, most children ask for a growing list of presents -- or a pony -- but that wasn't the case for 5-year-old Tyler Sliz.Tyler asked family and friends to help him donate bedding to children in need through the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization at his church in Libertyville, Illinois.Almost two months later, much to his delight, the bedding donations are still coming in."At first, I was concerned he would feel disappointment at his birthday party when all he received was bedding, but he surprised me with his giving heart,"...
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Storm system moves along Mid-Atlantic coast as 2nd storm impacts West
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A coastal storm system is moving along the Mid-Atlantic coastline this morning, bringing several weather hazards on all sides of the system from the Gulf Coast through New England.Strong storms from the Florida panhandle through parts of the Carolinas will fizzle out as we continue through Saturday morning with several tornado warnings issued for parts of central and northern Florida.Heavy rain and downpours are impacting states from the Midwest through portions of New England, bringing the threat for flooding, mainly in the Northeast.Alerts are in place across 10 states this morning from Delaware to Maine....
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New Orleans city government hit with cyberattack
City of New Orleans (NEW ORLEANS) -- The computer network that handles governmental operations for the city of New Orleans was shut down Friday by a cyberattack, city officials say.New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell signed a declaration of emergency for the city after a ransomware attack was detected by staffers at city hall Friday morning.The perpetrators of the attack, who had not been identified, made no demands in conjunction with the attack, Cantrell said at a Friday afternoon press conference.Among those services taken offline was the city's website at nolo.gov. 911 service and computer-aided dispatch have not been affected by...
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