Good Day NWA: Wanted Suspect Wants Facebook Likes

Good Day NWA

A wanted suspect in Connecticut apparently wants some love.  Jose Simms is on the loose – and police in Torrington have been trying to negotiate his surrender.  Police say he agreed to turn himself in if his wanted picture gets 15,000 “likes” on the department’s Facebook page.  The number of likes was a compromise of sorts.  He suggested 20,000, but police proposed only 10,000, so they met in the middle.  Simms is wanted on seven warrants for not appearing in court.  However, police still want anyone who may know where Simms is to call them.

Ice-T has a safety tip for Amazon: identify your delivery people.   The musician and actor posted on Twitter that he almost shot a delivery driver he says seemed to be “creeping up” to his home. He’s suggesting Amazon have delivery workers wear “a vest with Amazon Delivery on it.”   He added it’s a safety precaution.  Hundreds of fans chimed in including  an Amazon executive who thanked him for the suggestion.  The exec also pointed out customers can track their packages on a map so they know when they will arrive and promised other innovations are on the way. 

A re-designed twenty dollar bill featuring Harriet Tubman will not debut next year.  The new currency will be unveiled in 2028, rather than 2020, as originally planned.  The new design will replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the bill with Tubman, who escaped slavery and worked to free others.
Jackson would still appear on the back of the bill.  When the redesign was announced in 2016, officials wanted the new twenty to come out in 2020 because it’s the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Speaking of money there’s an old saying, “see a penny, pick it up,all day long you’ll have good luck.”
Thursday is National Lucky Penny day!  The first U.S. pennies were minted more than 200 years ago and made from copper.  Today, they’re mostly made out of zinc and costs 1.4 cents to make each 1 cent coin.

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