Tragedy in Delphi as a selfless healthcare worker dies in a house fire attempting to save her paraplegic patient. Matt Doyle has the story.
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Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, and many are depending on your business more than ever. Jeff Palermo has more.
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While so many are working from home and more school-age students are back to virtual learning another problem 2020 presents is keeping packages a secret this holiday. Amazon spokesperson Alysa Bronikowski says they are offering a variety of ways to receive packages for the holidays.
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Bronikowski says if you are having a gift sent directly to a friend or family member follow these steps when checking out online so the gift will remain a secret until they open it.
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If you won’t be home to those to keep the gifts you’ve ordered a surprise from family members or you don’t have a secure location for packages to de dropped off, Bronikowski says Amazon also offers a pick-up option.
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If you have sneaky children or roommates, don’t worry about Alexa giving away a description on your order either, she’ll only give delivery notifications if you mark the order as a gift during the holidays.
A heroic home health worker dies in a Delphi home fire while trying to save her 71-year-old paraplegic patient.
Fire Marshal’s spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says as the house fire broke out 64-year-old Gwendolyn Theus attempted to wheel her patient out of the house. When that failed she dragged the patient out of bed and was trying to pass them through the window to the neighbors…
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Firefighters arrived soon after, recovering the patient who was still alive. The patient is expected to make a full recovery.
Rodrigue says Theus put her patient’s life before her own when she could’ve saved herself.
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The home did have functioning smoke detectors but the survivor indicated the fire spread rapidly after it began.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Rodrigue says that’s largely because the home smoldered and burned for days after the incident.
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It was ten years ago when American Express launched Small Business Saturday, a day to bring about awareness of the small mom and pop shops of Main Street. NFIB State Director Dawn Starns says they were asked to partner with the promotion and this year it’s more important than ever.
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With the pandemic, many small businesses have become inventive and added new ways for customers to shop, via online, thru Instagram and other social media outlets, and provide curbside service. Starns says many have had to think out outside the box in 2020.
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Starns says many small businesses in the past two months report foot traffic back to almost pre-pandemic levels and are hopeful it continues despite Modified Phase Two adjustments reducing capacity. Starns says PPP loans have kept many small businesses afloat along, with determination.
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The Saints are set to play Denver on Sunday, but the Broncos closed their practice facility today after one player and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. As of now, the game is still set to be played. Coach Sean Payton says it’s businesses as usual for them…
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The Saints bring a seven-game winning streak to Denver and the defense is playing its best football of the season. Linebacker Kwon Alexander has been a nice addition. Payton says Alexander’s ability and personality allowed him to fit in well…
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Taysom Hill is also set to make his second straight start at quarterback. Offensive tackle Ryan Ramcyzk says Hill is doing a good job of leading the offense in Drew Brees’ absence…
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