Illinois couple dead in murder-suicide after man feared they had coronavirus

An Illinois man who feared he and his girlfriend had contracted coronavirus fatally shot the woman before turning the gun on himself last Thursday night, authorities said.

Patrick Jesernik, 54, and 59-year-old Cheryl Schriefer — who both eventually tested negative for the virus — were found by authorities inside their Lockport Township home, according to the sheriff’s office in Will County, Illinois.

The pair, who were found in separate rooms, both had gunshot wounds to the head.

A revolver carrying three live rounds was found next to Jesernik. Two spent shell casings were also found nearby, authorities said.

Jesernik’s parents had asked police to conduct a welfare check after not hearing from their son, the report said.

Two days before the murder-suicide, Schriefer was tested for the virus as she was having difficultly breathing, family members told investigators.

Jesernik believed the two were suffering from the bug, according to family.

Last Friday, an autopsy was performed on both of them and they tested negative for the coronavirus, authorities said.

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Rihanna looks sensational in own Savage X Fenty lingerie as she announces new skincare range – The Sun

RIHANNA shows she’s skin it to win it with her latest business venture.

The Barbadian singer, in her Savage X Fenty lingerie, is to start a skincare range.


Rihanna, 32, told Vogue magazine: “Skincare, it’s the truth.

"It either works or it doesn’t. There’s nowhere to hide.”

Her Fenty Beauty brand of cosmetics, launched in 2017, is worth £400million.

Rihanna has donated £4million to fight Covid-19.

The singer celebrated her birthday in raucous style in February as she toasted to another year with her family and friends in Mexico.

According to reports, the Fenty designer enjoyed a candlelight dinner with pals before a mariachi band entertained her guests and they downed tequila shots.

However, the Bajan beauty mogul hasn't posted any videos or images from the fun-filled trip yet, which comes shortly after her reported breakup from billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel.


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Coronavirus in sport LIVE: Premier League LATEST, UFC 249 full card to be announced TODAY, Kyle Walker blasted – The Sun

THE PREMIER LEAGUE has been suspended indefinitely after a meeting between all 20 clubs.

Manchester United have passed up government furlogh help to pay their employees but Champions League finals Liverpool and Tottenham are amongst the clubs to claim it.

Elsewhere, Dana White has promised to announce the full card for UFC 249 today, while we have the latest reaction to Kyle Walker breaking UK coronavirus lockdown rules by inviting hookers to his home.

Follow all the latest news and updates as the sporting world deals with the threat of coronavirus…

  • 'CAN'T TAKE THAT'

    Louis van Gaal has accused Ajax of trying to use the coronavirus pandemic for their own gain.

    Marc Overmars claimed the Eredivisie season should be declared over due to outbreak of the virus.

    Van Gaal told the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper: “If it is established that the coronavirus has been defeated, you first have to finish the current competition.

    “Sports exist to find a winner, not to say after 25 matches we cut things off and Ajax is champion.

    “But while the government has also been following the experts for weeks, some football clubs suddenly say that is not possible – Ajax first.

    “Clubs that misuse this corona crisis for their own gain and then make it a public health statement. I'm a man who can't take that.”

  • SOUR CHERRY

    Fears are growing that Bournemouth could go bust if the club have to pay back huge sums in TV money and sponsorship. 

    The Cherries have been on of the hardest hit Premier League clubs financially amid the coronavirus crisis and are struggling to cope with their income drying up.

    Bournemouth are in a different financial league to the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea, and have been left vulnerable with little income amid the coronavirus shutdown.

    According to The Mirror the talk in Premier League circles, and on the regular conference calls, is of the ­difficulty facing the Cherries – who have a small stadium, a big wage bill and rely heavily on broadcasting rights.

  • A NEW LOUGH

    There have been calls for clubs to be banned from the transfer window if they furlough staff.

    TalkSPORT host George Bingham said: “Let's not mince our words on this, if a club goes to the government for a handout that us the taxpayer will required to make up in the long run, no club should be allowed transfers going forward.

    “If they're so poor they can't afford a million pounds on their wage bill to support their low-paid workers, which they should do by the way, they shouldn't be allowed to have transfers.”

  • TYME FOR CHANGE

    Tyson Fury has claimed he will come out of the coronavirus pandemic as a “different person”.

    The heavyweight icon told talkSPORT: “In the couple of weeks I've been locked down I've had time to focus on things that really matter in my life.

    “I think I'll come back a different person and I think I'll have a different mindset.”

    Fury has been keeping his huge army of fans amused by sharing his home workouts live on Instagram.

  • 'RECKLESS'

    Piers Morgan has blasted Kyle Walker and his “disgusting hypocrisy” for hosting a sex party before urging fans to stay at home.

    SunSport revealed the Manchester City star had two escorts at his £8,000-a-month rented apartment the day before he told supporters to follow advice to stay home to help the NHS.

    Morgan said: “Kyle Walker, multi-millionaire, Manchester City football player. Another one, who rather like Jack Grealish, had given one of those rousing messages to the country telling us to stay in, obey the rules, don't do anything stupid.

    “Literally within a day, he'd hired two escorts to come to his home for him and his friend.

    “You think, 'what could be more reckless than that?'”

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That Flour You’ve Had In Your Pantry For Ages Has Probably Gone Bad

Despite the persistence of the low-carb trend, baking seems to be a more popular hobby than ever. (I mean, have you seen all of the DIY sourdough posts on Instagram?)

If you’re pulling your flour out from the back corner of your pantry, though, you’ve gotta wonder: Does flour go bad? Is it okay to bake with that bag of flour that’s been sitting around for ages?

Considering flour is the base of pretty much every baked good out there—from bread to cake to biscuits to pasta—it’s a valid question.

And, sadly, flour actually has a shorter shelf life than you think. In other words: Yes, flour can go bad, says nutritionist Molly Knauer, RD, advisor for Love Wellness.

Thing is, you likely won’t know if your flour is expired just by looking at it (it doesn’t get moldy or stanky right away). Plus, if you store your flour in some sort of container, you can’t exactly see the expiration date on the bag.

Before busting out your measuring cups and firing up the oven, here’s everything you need to know about when flour expires, how to store it properly, and more.

What is the typical shelf life of flour?

The good news: Regular all-purpose flour lasts a very long time—one year at room temperature and two years in the fridge or freezer, Knauer says. Same goes for other white flours—like self-rising flour, white bread flour, and white cake flour—and “white” or processed flours made from starches like potato or tapioca.

Whole-wheat flour, on the other hand, actually has a shorter shelf life. The reason: Whole-wheat flour still contain’s the grain’s bran and the germ, which are rich in fiber and other nutrients but spoil faster. As a result, whole-wheat flour keeps for up to three months at room temperature, and up to a year in the fridge or freezer. Same goes for oat flour and other whole-grain flours.

What about high-fat flours, like almond and coconut flour?

Unfortunately for all you paleo bakers out there, the fat in popular alternative flours like almond flour and coconut flour makes them spoil more quickly than starchy flours.

Almond and coconut flours have a shelf life of just three months at room temperature and six months in the fridge or freezer,” Knauer says. The same goes for other nut flours, and finely ground seeds (like flax).

What’s the proper way to store flour?

Like many pantry staples, flour lasts longer if it’s not exposed to circulating air.

“The best way to extend the shelf life of flour is to store it in an airtight container or sealable freezer bag at room temperature, or, even better, in the fridge [or freezer],” says Knauer. Colder temperatures literally slow down molecules, which slows the breakdown (and eventual spoilage) of food.

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Since flour needs to be at room temperature when you need it (because #bakingscience, guys), store enough flour for regular use in your pantry.

If you have more flour than you’ll use within its shelf life, though, store some in an airtight container or bag in the fridge or freezer. Just be sure to take it out and let it come to room temperature before you use it, Knauer recommends.

How can you tell if flour has gone bad?

First things first: Every bag of flour has a use-by or expiration date printed on it. If you’re transferring flour to an airtight container before stashing it away, label your container with that expiration date before throwing away the flour’s original packaging.

Beyond that, there’s one simple way to tell if flour is beyond its expiration date: “Smell it!” says Knauer.

“Flour should have no smell, or a minimal nutty or sweet smell,” she says. “When flour has gone bad it has a more sour or playdough-like smell.” (Ew.) Though the scent is typically fairly subtle, you should be able to pick up on it.

Pro tip: Make a habit of smelling your flour as soon as you open it, so you know what it’s supposed to smell like. That way, it’ll be easier to tell when it smells “off.”

So, can eating expired flour make you sick?

Raise your hand if you’re reading this and thinking, “Oh no, I’ve been baking with flour that’s been in my cabinet for years!”

If so, don’t worry. Eating expired flour generally doesn’t have significant consequences.“Most of the time, nothing happens other than that your baked goods don’t taste good,” Knauer says.

However, there is a small chance that eating expired flour might make you sick. “If rancid flour contains large amounts of mycotoxins, it can make you sick,” explains Knauer. (Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by certain kinds of mold.)

Luckily, flour with that much mold would likely have a strong sour smell that would hit as soon as you opened the container, so you’d probably chuck in pretty quick.

The bottom line: White flours have a long shelf life (one year at room temperature) and should be stored in airtight containers. Spoiled flour will smell slightly sour, but eating it typically doesn’t cause any real harm.

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Josie Gibson breaks down in tears on This Morning as she struggles amid coronavirus self-isolation with son Reggie – The Sun

JOSIE Gibson broke down in tears on today's This Morning as she struggles with coronavirus self-isolation.

The TV star, 35, is home alone with toddler son Reggie-James and became overwhelmed during a videolink segment with Davina McCall and Vanessa Feltz.

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The trio were speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford having spent time in the Big Brother house, or in Davina's case as host of the show.

Josie, who is currently single after her split from ex Terry last year, soon teared up as she compared the reality show with lockdown.

She said: "I found Big Brother an absolute doddle compared to this.

"I will never ever ever take human interaction for granted again.


"Well, I'm isolating with just me and Reg, and I was thinking yesterday, when you cuddle someone and hug somebody those moments are so special… they're absolutely golden."

The other stars sent her their love and hugs, with Davina telling her she would video chat her afterwards.

And Josie was soon smiling again, admitting she has her ups and downs.


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Josie won Big Brother in 2010.

She gave birth to Reggie-James in September 2018.

Writing on Instagram at the time, she said: "Apologies to all those people I have yet to thank and get back to.

"I have been in a crazy little bubble and not really with it. My waters broke at my Baby shower last Wednesday and one thing lead to another…. we are delighted to announce we have a beautiful very little baby boy with the loveliest little soul.

"He came out of the Sunroof on Sunday 09/09/2018 (love his birth date) at 6.35 by the best surgeons and @ruhbath staff. I always felt in super safe hands."

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Major crime up 12% in NYC despite coronavirus outbreak

Crime in the Big Apple was up about 12 percent over the first three months of the year — with nearly 2,500 more major felonies in 2020, NYPD stats show.

Five of the seven major index crimes — robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and car theft —  showed a marked increase this year compared to last year.

Among the NYPD statistics from the first quarter of 2020:

  • Car thefts spiked 65.5%, from 943 to 1,561
  • 685 more robberies were reported for a 25.2% increase
  • Burglaries jumped by 21.9% with 533 more reported
  • 486 additional grand larcenies occurred, a 5.2% uptick
  • 117 more assaults were reported for a 2.6% increase

After having one of its deadliest years of late, murders dipped about 10 percent, from 75 to 67, according to the department’s crime stats from January through March.

One-fifth fewer rapes were reported through the end of March — but the NYPD believes the decrease in 95 reports was due to victims not coming forward.

“Rape continues to be underreported,” a spokesperson said in a release.

Despite the steep drop off in most crimes over the second half of March as the coronavirus kept most New York City residents indoors, the decrease couldn’t wipe out the uptick from the prior weeks and months.

Crime was still on the upswing until March 11 — with more than 600 major felonies reported — but the pandemic COVID-19 slowed most criminal activity.

March ended down 4.2% in major crime.

Burglars and car thieves, though, seemed undeterred by the potentially deadly bug. Both categories saw a significant increase last month compared to the year prior.

Burglaries were up by nearly 200 — or 26.3 percent — and grand larceny autos increased by 61.7% or 187 more stolen cars.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the NYPD will “rise up” during the coronavirus crisis.

“We stand strong, on the front lines, to ensure a common good for all and to continue to relentlessly drive down crime, deliver justice for every crime victim and maintain a sense of safety we believe all New Yorkers deserve,” the commissioner added.

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Joe Wicks braves the cold in shorts as he goes for a break from lockdown

FITNESS guru Joe Wicks looked as confused as the rest of us about what to wear during Coronavirus lockdown as he went for a stroll wearing a winter coat, shorts, sandals and sunglasses.

The Body Coach looked relaxed as he braved the chilly weather after getting the nation hot this morning during his daily 30-minute PE session.

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The 33-year-old has been holding exercise lessons every Monday to Friday amidst the coronavirus pandemic, helping mums and dads across the country to keep their little ones occupied.

Dad-of-two Joe was joined by adorable daughter Indie during his live workout as she surprised him on camera today.

During his live session, Joe was hilariously interrupted by the little girl, who turns two in July.

As the star was stretching, Indie – who he shares with wife Rosie Jones – ran into view.



She greeted Joe with a hug before waving to the camera.

The 20-month-old later went on to play with a mini guitar, which was hanging on the wall.

Joe said: "This has become a music concert! Are you playing music for daddy?"

Fans were quick to gush over the moment online.




One wrote: "I'll keep doing this even when things go back to normal…keep going this great. P.s: your baby daughter is so cute."

Another said: "Really loved spot the differences and your daughter is very cute."

It isn't the first time the adorable tot has gatecrashed Joe's workout, after running in on his PE lesson last week.

Joe and former glamour model Rosie are also parents to a little boy called Marley, who was born at the end of 2019.


The lessons called "PE with Joe" are streamed live on Joe's YouTube channel at 9am, Monday to Friday.

He has since confirmed the videos have helped raise £80,000 in the past seven days, which he has donated to help medical staff treat COVID-19 patients.

He told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain: "I saw the views and it's unprecedented. YouTube isn't a massive part of my business, but obviously with the views comes more revenue.


"I saw the number, I was blown away, I said that needs to go somewhere special. The NHS is the right place – it felt right, I'm so proud I'm doing that."

He added: "So in the past week alone, in the last seven videos, the adsense is nearly at $100,000 US dollars.

"Every penny of every workout we do on this school stuff, from now and forever on that channel, all that money is going to the NHS in the UK.

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How to do your own eyebrows in lockdown – from tinting to why you shouldn’t pluck daily

THE coronavirus lockdown means we're all having to do our beauty treatments at home… with varying degrees of success.

And while we can just about manage a half-decent manicure, eyebrows really do require some next-level skills.

Fortunately, the experts at Cosmetify have given their tops for maintaining your brows at home – from finding your natural shape to how often you need to pluck.

How often should I be plucking my eyebrows?

There are two types of people in this world: those who pluck their brows every single day and those who prefer getting rid of stray hairs "in one big go".

But according to Cometify's brow whizzes, we should only really be plucking our brows once every three days.

After all, if you pluck too much then you run the risk of some of the hairs not growing back.

Where should I pluck from?

To avoid a razor-thin noughties eyebrow, the experts recommend only plucking stray hairs that appear in the middle of your brow, under the brow bone or around the lid.

Another top tip is to fill in your brows as you normally would in your preferred shape and then only getting rid of stray hairs around them.

How do you figure out your brow's natural size and shape?

To determine the length of your brow, hold a pencil up to your left or right nostril and point it straight up towards your forehead – this is a good indicator where your brow should start.

After this, turn the pencil diagonally, still holding it in line with your nostril to figure out where your brow should end while ensuring it is past your eye’s outer corner.

However, the shape requires a bit more effort.

Take the pencil you were using before, holding it next to your nostril at a 45 degree angle. This indicates where your natural arch should begin.

Your pencil should just be going past your pupil, pointing exactly to exactly to where the brow arch should be. 

How do I know what colour to tint my brows?

As a general rule of thumb, choose a brow dye that is at least one to two shades darker than your natural hair colour (if you have a lighter hair colour).

Dark brown and black hair tones should do the opposite and opt for a colour that is one to two shades lighter for a more natural, flattering finish

In more beauty news, this woman shared her simple tip for making outgrown gel manicures look good as new during self-isolation.

And Lush has created a SINGING soap record which plays Happy Birthday twice to remind people to wash hands amid COVID-19 crisis.

Plus Kim Kardashian’s hairstylist has revealed the £2.50 Primark product is secret behind star’s shiny locks.

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Coronavirus cases could be in half of its care homes, leading charity warns


A LEADING charity has warned coronavirus cases could be in half of its care homes.

MHA revealed they have confirmed or suspected cases in more than half of its 220 facilities.

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MHA say 750 of its staff are now unable to work, and that confirmed deaths from the disease are continuing to rise.

They have 4,400 older people living in their care homes, with 3,000 older people living independently in retirement living communities.

The group have now warned homes are using up weekly face mask supplies in just one day, and nine of its centres now have “dangerously low” amounts of kits.

Chief executive Sam Monaghan said: “The adult social care sector must not be treated as the poor relation of the NHS.

“Our people are also working day and night with those who are most vulnerable to coronavirus and we are yet to be included in the testing that is being rolled out for the NHS.

“This and personal protective equipment needs addressing urgently so we can keep our staff and those we care for safe.

“We are anxious that we may see an increase in staff expressing concern about coming into work without being supplied with adequate equipment.”

Workers told the Guardian staff and residents mixing with people confirmed to have the virus feel as if they were being treated like “cannon fodder”.

A care assistant in a home not operated by MHA said staff had been left terrified after residents said they would prefer to stay in the home if they got sick.

They said: “How do we contain it in a home? We have people with dementia and we can’t keep them in their rooms.

“All we have for PPE is the generic paper mask, gloves and plastic aprons. We are risking our lives. It makes us feel like we are cannon fodder.”

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Another carer at a home in Edinburgh explained he burst out crying last week after realising staff looking after an infected resident were also looking after others.

Now Labour MP Margaret Hodge has written to Matt Hancock demanding more supplies and increased testing for care workers.

She said: “The government must act faster to protect both the most vulnerable people in our communities and care home staff.

“The pronouncements they are making in parliament and the situation on the ground simply doesn’t add up.”

The Unison union, which represents care workers, has also demanded drastic action.

Unison leader Dave Prentis has written to the Prime Minister claiming care workers “feel like they’ve been forgotten – their safety a mere afterthought, despite the critical work they do”.

It comes as a care home in Liverpool today declared itself “desperate for help”, with 48 of its elderly residents showing symptoms of coronavirus after two deaths.

Oak Springs care home currently has 50 staff self-isolating after displaying symptoms.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: "We are working around the clock to give the social care sector the equipment and support they need to tackle this outbreak.

“We have provided PPE equipment to over 26,000 care homes including home care and hospices across the country.

“The full weight of the Government is behind this effort and we are working closely with industry and social care providers to make sure care staff have the protection they need to continue to deliver care safely.”

A No10 spokesperson this morning said: "We have provided face masks to over 25000 care homes, including home care and hospices across the country so far.

"We have prioritised face masks as gloves and aprons are already in use in these settings."

There are now 25,150 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 1,829 deaths in the UK.

It comes as Piers Morgan ripped into ministers for failing to explain WHY Britain can't test as many people for coronavirus as Germany.

The Good Morning Britain host lost his temper with Robert Jenrick, who couldn't explain why the UK wasn't able to get 500,000 tests done like seen in other countries.


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