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Cracker Barrel manager killed while blocking armed robber from entering restaurant in Houston

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HOUSTON (KETK) – A manager at a Cracker Barrel was killed after officials said she tried to block a person...
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Restaurants suing insurance company over COVID-19 losses

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Some restaurants in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach are part of a group that are suing Farmers Insurance, alleging the...
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Canadian restaurant ordered to close after accepting dog photos instead of vaccination proof

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A Canadian restaurant was ordered to temporarily cease its indoor dining services after allowing customers to present dog photos instead...
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Employee Attacked Over Mask Policy at Pizza Restaurant

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An employee at a Boston pizza restaurant was attacked Sunday night by a customer who was upset over the store’s...
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Organized retail theft: How do you know if something you’re buying online is stolen?

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While organized retail theft has been going on for decades, it has now grown into a $45 billion a year illegal industry....
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Man, woman threatened employee with weapons during robbery at Macy’s in South Park Mall, police say

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are searching for a man and woman who allegedly robbed a Macy’s on the South Side last month.Police said the incident happened at 5:17 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the store located in the 2300 block of SW Military Drive.The man and woman entered the store and stole clothing items, police said. When they tried to leave, an employee approached them.They then used weapons to threaten the employee, police said. The employee let them leave the store because he feared for his safety.Crime Stoppers is willing to pay up to $5,000 for information leading to felony arrests in the crime.Tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP, texting “Tip 127 plus your tip” to CRIMES (274637), or using the P3 Tips app. Tipsters can remain anonymous.Read also:
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Man accused of fraud shot by deputy inside Foothill Ranch Walmart store; 2 others detained

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FOOTHILL RANCH, ORANGE COUNTY (KABC) -- Shots were fired inside a Walmart store in Foothill Ranch after three shoppers were accused of trying to return items they didn't purchase, investigators say.It happened at the Walmart on Towne Centre Drive at 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday.According to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, deputies received a call about suspicious activity regarding three people in the store. Investigators say they were believed to be attempting to commit fraud by returning items they didn't buy.When deputies tried to intervene, witnesses say a man wasn't cooperating and pulled out a weapon - investigators say he was armed with a knife and a gun.#OCSDPIO A deputy-involved shooting occurred the evening of Jan. 19, 2022, inside the Walmart on Towne Centre Drive in Foothill Ranch, wounding one man who was armed with a gun and a knife. More info in the press release below. pic.twitter.com/SZ9zkX8DHM— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) January 20, 2022That's when the shooting occurred and the man was shot.The two other people, a man and a woman, got into a vehicle and took off, according to deputies. They were later found in Midway City about 20 miles away from the store and have since been detained.The man who was shot was rushed to hospital. Deputies say he underwent surgery Thursday morning though his condition is unknown.The sheriff's office says there are no additional suspects involved and there is no immediate threat to the community. The investigation of the deputy-involved shooting will be handled by the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Copyright © 2022 KABC Television, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Man accused of fraud shot by deputy inside Foothill Ranch Walmart store; 2 others detained

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FOOTHILL RANCH, ORANGE COUNTY (KABC) -- Shots were fired inside a Walmart store in Foothill Ranch after three shoppers were accused of trying to return items they didn't purchase, investigators say.It happened at the Walmart on Towne Centre Drive Ranch at 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday.According to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, deputies received a call about suspicious activity regarding three people in the store. Investigators say they were believed to be attempting to commit fraud by returning items they didn't buy.When deputies tried to intervene, witnesses say a man wasn't cooperating and pulled out a weapon - investigators say he was armed with a knife and a gun.#OCSDPIO A deputy-involved shooting occurred the evening of Jan. 19, 2022, inside the Walmart on Towne Centre Drive in Foothill Ranch, wounding one man who was armed with a gun and a knife. More info in the press release below. pic.twitter.com/SZ9zkX8DHM— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) January 20, 2022That's when the shooting occurred and the man was shot.The two other people, a man and a woman, got into a vehicle and took off, according to deputies. They were later found in Midway City about 20 miles away from the store and have since been detained.The man who was shot was rushed to hospital. Deputies say he underwent surgery Thursday morning though his condition is unknown.The sheriff's office says there are no additional suspects involved and there is no immediate threat to the community. The investigation of the deputy-involved shooting will be handled by the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Copyright © 2022 KABC Television, LLC. All rights reserved.
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PA Stalker Punches Through Glass To Steal Electric Bicycle: Police

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A 27-year-old Quarryville man wanted for tracking down a woman, punching through a glass door and stealing an electric bicycle has been taken into custody, authorities said.Trouble for Brandon Charles Latcheran began Jan. 7 around 11 p.m. when he showed up uninvited to a home on East Lincoln Avenue in Lititz, trying to find a female visiting a resident, local police said. Before arriving, he sent repeated unwanted text messages to the woman, even after she told him to stop, police said.He tried to force his way into the home through the back door by kicking it and punching the glass pane, which resulted in damage to both the door and glass, authorities said.Latcheran wasn't able to get inside, so he left -- taking an electric bicycle with him, police said. The bicycle was later found abandoned in the backyard of another person who lives in the area, Latcheran nowhere to be found. An arrest warrant was obtained and Latcheran was taken into custody on Jan. 14, after a Lititz officer found him, police said. He was transported to Lancaster County Central Booking for an immediate preliminary arraignment. He was subsequently released on $25,000 unsecured bail and a preliminary hearing was scheduled. Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.
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Konica Minolta reveals 90% of UK organisations have potentially serious IT and data compliance issues

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has revealed that around 90% of organisations of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are risking significant fines and reputational damage through serious IT vulnerabilities and data management weaknesses. This startling statistic comes from the company’s Managed IT support services, including its free IT Health Check & Data Compliance Assessment, giving a worrying snapshot of the potential dangers to IT security amongst UK organisations. Konica Minolta’s free IT Health Check & Data Compliance Assessment service gives organisations a completely unbiased and honest assessment of their IT provisions, any failings, and opportunities, to steer them towards essential improvements. It also provides Konica Minolta with detailed insights into the real-world state of IT systems amongst SMBs across the UK.  Francis Thornhill Head of Customer & Solutions Marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd commented, “Security compliance is a key area of our assessments and whilst some businesses have seen good results, many others are lacking the right protection which is concerning – and 90% had at least one significant gap Potential liability is an area that no business wants to face.  “One business we worked with was potentially facing £15m of fines, whilst another was risking an eye-watering £35m had it fallen foul of the regulator before making our suggested changes. Yet fines are only really part of the risk to business – the greatest risk is damage to trust and reputation with customers as well as complete business operations failure if systems and data can’t be recovered.”  The data security vulnerabilities can vary from inherent data protection issues (such as insecure storage of financial details including IBAN numbers etc.) through to unsecured personal data, which is vigorously protected under GDPR. Many businesses were also found to lack important software security updates/patches, not only for endpoint hardware but also on servers containing all a business’s core data systems and therefore the ability to maintain key operations. Jamie Chesterman IT Analyst & Support Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd added, “The assessments are carried out by our expert IT Analysts and revealed 60% of customers had inconsistencies with their server management - from Windows patches not up to date through to Servers OS' being end of life and not supported by Microsoft. We have helped businesses to schedule out-of-hours updates that have minimum impact on customers and employees, but ensure these vital systems are fully secure and running at optimum efficiency.” Konica Minolta’s findings are amplified by statistics released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that reveal 68% of medium-sized UK firms suffered a cyber security breach or attack during the past 12 months.  Konica Minolta’s research identified various reasons for these security issues, including limited resources to keep on top of IT management tasks and a lack of in-house IT capabilities. “Often the person directly in charge of the IT systems fully understands the issues but struggles to convince business leaders of the need for investment to avert potential disasters,” adds Jamie.  “As a third-party and totally agnostic expert, our free assessments help to focus the attention away from the anxiety of IT maintenance costs towards the far bigger and worrying costs associated with potential liability and lost productivity through neglecting these essential requirements.”
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Arlington Heights 'alfresco tax' to appear on some bar, restaurant diners' bills next month

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) -- When outdoor dining returns to some restaurants in downtown Arlington Heights, diners there will be paying extra for it.The village's new "alfresco" food and beverage tax is an idea that's been simmering for a while with the success of Arlington Alfresco. It began as a way to showcase the village's restaurants and bars, but quickly became a way help businesses get through the pandemic."If the village needs to tax the communities to keep it going, we're all for it," said Peter Favia at Arman's Restaurant.The tax was unanimously approved by the village board Tuesday night and adds an extra 0.75% tax onto bills, on top of the current 1.25% village food and beverage tax."And we felt that was a fair way to do it," Arlington Heights village manager Randy Recklaus said. "Many of the patrons don't live in town and we think they should pay their fair share of this event as well."SEE ALSO | Chicago Bears confirm deal to buy Arlington ParkStarting February 1, patrons of the roughly dozen restaurants and bars near Vail and Campbell will begin to see the extra charge on their bills year-round. That's about an extra $0.75 on a $100 meal or about $0.08 more on a $10 drink."The restaurant businesses have suffered a lot through COVID, so I would be okay with it," diner Brenda Morales said."I think it's really going to help to keep restaurants going," diner Joe Colangelo said. "Pay a little bit extra, I think will be well worth it."Village officials say the tax will generate over $100,000 a year. Revenue from the new tax will help cover the cost of closing off the streets, providing entertainment, and the cost of security and cleanup for Arlington Alfresco.Arlington Heights residents think the "alfresco tax" is a great idea and aren't too worried about neighborhood restaurants and bars losing customers."There's always going to be some people who don't want to pay that extra, so maybe they don't come out," Arlington Heights resident Michael Hemphill said. "Then there's another table for us."Arlington Alfresco is scheduled to run from April 29 to September 25. Copyright © 2022 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.
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Walmart appears to be venturing into the metaverse with plans to create its own cryptocurrency and collection of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, reports CNBC. The big-box retailer filed seven new trademarks late last month that indicate its intent to make and sell virtual goods, including electronics, home decorations, toys, sporting goods and personal care products. In a separate filing, Walmart said it would offer users a virtual currency as well as NFTs. Total Retail's Take: Interest in the metaverse has been catching fire among retailers. In a statement to CNBC, Walmart said it's “continuously exploring how emerging technologies may shape future shopping experiences.” Walmart declined to comment on the specific trademark filings. “We're testing new ideas all the time,” the company added. “Some ideas become products or services that make it to customers. And some we test, iterate and learn from.” Following Facebook's change to call itself Meta, businesses have been rushing to figure out how they will fit into a virtual world. Retailers including Gap, Under Armour, and Adidas recently debuted NFTs. Nike filed trademarks in early November that previewed its plans to sell virtual branded sneakers and apparel, and also bought the virtual sneaker company RTFKT. And at the 2022 National Retail Federation Big Show, held earlier this week in New York City, the metaverse was highly discussed among industry leaders for its potential to offer real, tangible benefits for retailers and brands. All signs point to more retailers and brands moving into the virtual world in 2022.
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