Jo Kroeker, Greenwich Time

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Greenwich Time

Greenwich, CT, United States

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Past articles by Jo:

Kylie Jenner, Forbes spar over story on billionaire status

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forbes magazine, which once declared Kylie Jenner a billionaire on its cover, says she no longer deserves the title, but Jenner is pushing back. Forbes said in a story posted Friday that an examination of financial filings after the reality star and beauty mogul sold a majority share in her cosmetics company revealed that Jenner's worth was inflated. Jenner sold 51% of her… → Read More

US cuts World Health Organization ties over virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. will be terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, saying it had failed to adequately respond to the coronavirus because China has "total control" over the global organization. He said Chinese officials "ignored" their reporting obligations to the WHO and pressured the WHO to mislead the world when the virus… → Read More

Twitter adds 'glorifying violence' warning to Trump tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump's tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform's rules about "glorifying violence." Trump, a prolific Twitter user, has been at war with the company since earlier this week, when it for the first time applied fact checks to two of his tweets. Those were about mail-in ballots. The third tweet… → Read More

CNN crew arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota State Patrol on Friday arrested a CNN television crew as they reported on violent protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer knelt on his neck. Atlanta-based CNN said that the crew, which included CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, was released later Friday morning. While live on air,… → Read More

Harbor Freight recalls jack stands that can fail under load

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government's road safety agency is warning people not to use Pittsburgh Automotive jack stands sold by Harbor Freight Tools because they can collapse when holding a load. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Harbor Freight is recalling over 1.7 million three-ton and six-ton steel jack stands. The agency says the jack manufacturer has reported six injury… → Read More

Greenwich recognizes community service time by student volunteers of all ages

The annual Community Service Awards Ceremony recognizes public school students for their contributions to their community, and this year's will be held on Zoom. → Read More

Greenwich-based CCI hosts virtual walkathon to raise funds

The human services organization hopes to raise $6,500 for its 65 years of service. The funds will be used to help feed Greenwich people in need. → Read More

Greenwich High student honored as Presidential Scholar

Cynthia Chen is one of three students from Connecticut who received one of the nation's highest honors for a high school student. → Read More

Brunswick hosts drive-thru celebration for seniors

The commencement ceremony was delayed from Wednesday until July, so instead families drove their seniors around campus while staff waved and cheered. → Read More

5 Greenwich students make history in competition

The History Day competition at the state level was held virtually this year as the local students moved on to the national competition. → Read More

Greenwich Schools appoints permanent chief human resources officer

Shamain Johnson has been working in the position on an interim basis during this school year. → Read More

Two 17-year-olds arrested in deaths of 2 women found in Connecticut house

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - Two teenagers have been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in a house in Connecticut, police said Tuesday. The bodies of two women were found inside a house in Windsor early Monday. They have been identified as Sandra Marci, 78, and Marianne Dzurenka, 55. A third person suffered critical injuries and was taken to Hartford Hospital,… → Read More

Top chef: Greenwich appoints permanent food services director for schools

Dave Nanarello, who served as the interim food services director, stepped into the permanent role for the school district. → Read More

Newly independent UConn signs deal with CBS Sports Network

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn has agreed to a multi-year television deal that will put most of its home football games on CBS Sports Network, the school announced Monday. The university did not disclose the financial details of the deal between CBS and Learfield IMG College, which holds UConn's athletics multimedia rights, but said it is worth seven figures over four years. Under the contract, the… → Read More

2 bodies found in home; criminal activity suspected

WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) - Two bodies were found in a Connecticut home Monday as police responded to a report of a death, authorities said. Windsor police and medics were called to the single-family home shortly after 5:30 a.m. Police Capt. Andrew Power said investigators believe the two people died as a result of criminal activity. He declined further comment on the manner of deaths and a possible… → Read More

Students, how can Connecticut stop the spread of the coronavirus?

Students in grades 3 through 12 can submit their ideas for apps related to overcoming the coronavirus by May 29, 2020. → Read More

Greenwich High student advances to national science competition with clean water project

GHS junior Colin Speaker found an ingenious way to sanitize water in regions where people do not have access to clean supplies of drinking water. → Read More

Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" and the basement-dwelling father-in-law on "The King of Queens," died at 92, his son Ben Stiller announced Monday. "I'm sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from… → Read More

Coronavirus charity: Greenwich HS sophomore washes cars, raises money

Patrick Sullivan and his two younger brothers are washing cars for money and is donating 100 percent of profits to Neighbor-to-Neighbor for people affected by the coronavirus. → Read More

Cops: McDonald's mask scofflaw breaks window, steals panties

BROOKLYN, Conn. (AP) - A man who had been kicked out of a McDonald's restaurant for having no face mask threw a rock through the window, stole some underwear from a Walmart and surrendered when police threatened to set a dog on him, authorities said. Jason Daddario, 37, was charged with criminal mischief and breach of peace, according to a police report. An attorney to comment on his behalf… → Read More