MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, Sept. 16. They include an extremely tardy coming-of-age ceremony, and a consumer warning for Apple’s latest gadget.
Sandra Bland’s Family Settles For $1.9M
The family of a black woman who died jail last year reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit against Texas authorities. The deal will pay the family nearly $2 million. Sandra Bland was arrested during a traffic stop that turned heated. She was taken to jail where she was later found hanging from a cell partition.
Last Day At ITT Technical
ITT Technical Institute officially stops operating on Friday. The college chain is shutting down all 130 of its U.S. campuses. The move affects more than 35,000 and 8,000 jobs. Federal education officials banned the company from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid, calling the company a risk to students and taxpayers.
New iPhones In Short Supply
It may be tough to find the new iPhone 7 in stores. Apple says the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be in short supply. The company says walk-in customers won’t be able to get the Plus because those were all snatched up by preorders. You also won’t be able to get the 7 in the jet black color either. Orders online can still be made though.
World’s Oldest Man Celebrates Bar Mitzvah
At 113 years of age, the world’s oldest man will finally get to have a bar mitzvah. Yisrael Kristal’s coming of age celebration will be in two weeks. Kristal was born in 1903 in Poland, but World War I got in the way of his original bar mitzvah. In World War II, he spent time in Auschwitz concentration camp, surviving the Holocaust.