Cuomo says Trump fools the
country, but not New York
NEW YORK (AP) — In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a “slick salesman” who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn’t fooled New Yorkers.
Cuomo spoke at Brooklyn’s First Baptist Church of Crown Heights after a week of criticism for saying America “was never that great” during a bill signing. New York Republicans have demanded he apologize, and Trump tweeted that Cuomo was having a “total meltdown.”
The governor seemed to counter what many observers considered a political blunder — a play on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” signature line that Cuomo later acknowledged was “inartful” on his part.
Records: Woman in slain girl’s
donation theft has crime past
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman accused of stealing a donation jar collecting money for the family of a slain 7-year-old girl has a lengthy criminal past.
Local news outlets in Jacksonville reported that 46-year-old Tammy Wynnell Crews appeared Sunday in court on a grand theft charge. A judge who set bond at $10,000. It wasn’t immediately clear if she has a lawyer.
Records show Crews has been arrested 12 previous times and has multiple drug and prostitution convictions.
Investigators say the jar containing about $600 was taken from a restaurant near the site where Heidy Rivas Villanueva was killed on Aug. 11 in gun crossfire. The donations were intended to help with funeral expenses.
Three people have been arrested on murder and other charges stemming from the killing.