Local law enforcement and government leaders were among those who gathered in downtown Gainesville Wednesday afternoon to hear concerns from the black community in light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Every year at this time, fire officials issue warnings about taking extra care in the kitchen. They know that the number one cause of house fires is careless cooking, and they know that most burn injuries come from fires sparked by cooking. They also know the chance of those fires and injuries increases during Thanksgiving because so much of the holiday activity revolves around the kitchen.
Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.