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    Schooling from home for any family is difficult. It can be even harder if you don’t have a computer or WiFi or relied on free meals at school. Here’s a guide to some of the resources that are available in many Southern California school districts. If you want more specifics, call your school or district. Don’t know which district your school is in? Find out here.I need a computer If you haven’t gotten a laptop already from LAUSD, call your school directly and ask for one. If you are unable to reach your school for some reason, call (213) 443-1300. If your student is changing schools, you must return the laptop to your old school’s device drop-off window and get...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that remote learning for students 'is not the answer' for when schools begin to reopen in the coming weeks.  Trump was speaking at the White House when he touted schools reopening, despite schools across the country seeing alarming rates of coronavirus surges amongst students, faculty and other staff.   'It is interesting because one thing we've learned during this horror show of the China plague is that virtual is not as good as being there — virtual is just not the same thing,' Trump said, the New York Post reports.  Trump was speaking at the White House on Wednesday when he touted schools reopening, asserting remote learning 'is not the answer' Last month, the...
    Associated Press - Michelle R. Smith - Lauren Weber August 12, 2020 12:21PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Vilified, threatened with violence or in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become. One of the latest departures came Sunday, when California's public health director, Dr. Sonia Angell, was ousted following a technical glitch that caused a delay in reporting virus test results — information used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools. : Last week, New York City's health commissioner was replaced after...
              Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed public affairs strategist Clint Brewer in the studio. During the third hour, Brewer weighed in on the recent Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate primary results noting that Bill Hagerty held an aggressive campaign in the rural areas while Sethi’s campaign may have underestimated them. He added that the Democratic primary upset of James Mackler by victor Markita Bradshaw could be attributed to her geographic location in Shelby County and riding the current wave of left-wing ideologies. Leahy: We are joined in...
    COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A 74-year-old Richardson man with underlying health conditions who died August 3 at a local hospital is the latest person in Collin County to pass away after receiving a COVID-19 diagnosis. The Department of State Health Services reported 180 new cases in Collin County, including 76 in Plano. The total number of positive cases in Collin County is 7,833, including 2,015 in Plano. The county has 2,572 active cases, including 608 in Plano. There are 23 positive cases in the Denton County portion of Plano and 14 people have recovered. With the Denton County cases, the total number of positive cases in Plano is 2,038. Health & Safety What if I think I’m sick? People with...
    The graffiti in question. Facebook/Calvert County Maryland police are investigating after a high school sports field was vandalized with vile racist graffiti. The words "f--- n------" and "n------ suck" were among the messages sprayed onto the football field at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, according to The Southern Maryland Chronicle. Police believe that the vandalism was conducted during the night of Saturday August 8, however the culprits and motive remain unknown.  "We are sad and angry that these racist messages occurred on school grounds," Calvert's Superintendent, Dr. Daniel Curry, said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Police in Maryland are investigating after a high school sports field that was vandalized with vile racist graffiti including the N-word. The...
    TWO parents face manslaughter charges after cops found their toddler, three, dead inside a boiling car when Alabama hit 93F.  Dakota Fowler, 20, and Brandi Burks, 22, went to bed at midnight on Saturday, and discovered him unresponsive in their vehicle 15 hours later, Franklin County police said. 3Mom Brandi Michelle Burks, 22, has been charged with manslaughter 3The boy's dad, Dakota Heath Fowler, 20, was also arrested on manslaughter charges Bentley Fowler was declared dead in the small northwest Alabama town of Hodges on Sunday at about 4 pm on Sunday, said the Franklin County sheriff’s office. Local media reported that temperatures reached 93F (34C) on August 9. According to Good Calculators, if it’s 93F (34C) outside, the temperature...
    Seven members of the same family have been seriously injured after a car crashed into their horse and buggy on Sunday sending them flying into a field and ditch. Among the casualties of the crash in Jerusalem, New York was a seven-month-old baby who and a seven-year-old boy who was in critical condition after four members of the family were airlifted to hospital. The collision occurred just after 5pm on County Road 22 when a 24-year-old driver from Penn Yan tried to overtake the family but collided with their slow moving vehicle (SMV). Both were heading westbound when the car approached the buggy at the crest of the hill and the accident occurred when the driver noticed another eastbound motor...
    California's public health director has resigned just days after it was revealed a 'technical glitch' had left COVID-19 cases under-counted in the state as it was experiencing a huge spike in infections.  Dr Sonia Angell announced her resignation in an email to staff that was released late Sunday by the California Health and Human Services Agency. Angell, who had been director and state public health officer at the California Department of Public Health for less than a year, did not give a specific reason for her departure. It came just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in collecting coronavirus test information that is used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools. California's public...
    Image via Harvard Global Health Institute, A new, interactive COVID-19 risk level map, developed by researchers at the Harvard Global Health Institute, says many Florida counties should probably institute stay-at-home orders. The map, released today, allows users to view the risk level of every state and county in the United States. The coronavirus risk levels are indicated by a color rating―green, yellow, orange or red―based on the number of new daily cases per 100,000 people.  A county with fewer than one daily new case per 100,000 is green; one to 9 is yellow; 10-24 is orange, and 25 or above is red. If a county is at the red level, it means that it is at “a tipping point” and...
    Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a four-part series that will examine policing in California following George Floyd’s killing and subsequent protests and calls for widespread reform. Part 1 examined how potential officers are selected. Part 2 explores how police officers are trained. While the killing of George Floyd has prompted widespread criticism of law enforcement around the country and calls for defunding police, some critics have pointed to officer training as part of the problem and potentially part of the solution. The right training, experts say, could better equip police for a whole host of challenges, from controlling crowds without violence to deescalating high-pressure confrontations with armed subjects to understanding officers’ own implicit biases. “No one’s doing...
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police say they've arrested the man accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran’s jaw in a hotel lobby. KHQ-TV reports Spokane police say 35-year-old Cody P. Hansen was arrested at a home after receiving an anonymous tip. Hansen will remain in the Spokane County Jail until he can be transported back to King County. The victim told police he made a comment to Hansen’s girlfriend about not wearing a mask before being attacked. Hansen punched the 72-year-old, partially disabled veteran in the face multiple times. King County prosecutors have charged Hansen with second-degree assault. His bail was set at $10,000 for the assault arrest. Hansen also has a warrant for his arrest out of of Alaska...
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police say they’ve arrested the man accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran’s jaw in a hotel lobby. KHQ-TV reports Spokane police say 35-year-old Cody P. Hansen was arrested at a home after receiving an anonymous tip. Hansen will remain in the Spokane County Jail until he can be transported back to King County. The victim told police he made a comment to Hansen’s girlfriend about not wearing a mask before being attacked. Hansen punched the 72-year-old, partially disabled veteran in the face multiple times. King County prosecutors have charged Hansen with second-degree assault. His bail was set at $10,000 for the assault arrest. Hansen also has a warrant for his arrest out of of Alaska...
    Pinellas County Sheriff Jason Copenhaver Jason Copenhaver is the Florida man accused of spitting on a child’s face at a restaurant and then telling the boy, “You now have coronavirus.” Copenhaver, 47, was arrested and is facing misdemeanor charges. According to the arrest report, Copenhaver also attempted to hit a staff member before he was forcibly removed from the restaurant. He told police officers he has never been tested for COVID-19 and was not sure whether he had contracted the virus. The confrontation happened on Treasure Island, which is located west of Tampa in the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Jason Copenhaver Approached a Boy Wearing a Mask & Told Him to...
    TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A shocking number out of Tarrant County Wednesday, with 1,673 new novel coronavirus cases. The number, however, now reflects probable cases, something state health officials have asked agencies to begin reporting. Dallas County starting reporting the numbers last week, although their daily case count separates confirmed and probable cases. “It is maybe a more accurate reflection of transmission and what’s really going on in the community,” explained Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services. This all comes as the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) works to get agencies reporting uniformly across the board. “This is not trying to do anything to distort the numbers,” said Dr. Huang. So why track probable...
    PINEY POINT, Md. (WJZ) — Three tornadoes were reported in Maryland Tuesday morning while Tropical Storm Isaias made its way across the state. According to the National Weather Service, three confirmed tornadoes touched down in southern Maryland. Three more radar-indicated tornadoes were reported along the lower Eastern Shore. Crews from the National Weather Service’s Wakefield, Virginia office will be traveling to Maryland Thursday to survey the area for damage from the three tornadoes reported along the lower Eastern Shore before confirming them officially. RELATED STORIES: 2 Rescued After Cars Swept Away By Floodwaters In La Plata During Isaias Storms Maryland Weather: Power Outages, Storm Damage Reported As Isaias Leaves Maryland 2 Tornadoes Landed On Lower Eastern Shore Early Tuesday,...
    A second grade classroom in Georgia has been shut down after a student tested positive to COVID-19 on the first day of the new school year.  The student - who attends Sixes Elementary School in Cherokee County - fell ill following the first day of classes on Monday, and was subsequently confirmed to have the coronavirus.  The diagnosis has forced the student's teacher and 20 classmates into quarantine for the next two weeks.  The teacher - who is symptom-free - will now conduct classes online, according to Cherokee County School District spokesperson Barbara Jacoby.  She further told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the infected student was not displaying any symptoms whilst they were on school grounds.  11alive Privacy Policy The...
    PINEY POINT, Md. (WJZ) — Six tornadoes were reported in Maryland Tuesday morning while Tropical Storm Isaias made its way across the state. According to the National Weather Service, three confirmed tornadoes touched down in southern Maryland. Three more radar-indicated tornadoes were reported along the lower Eastern Shore. Crews from the National Weather Service’s Wakefield, Virginia office will be traveling to Maryland Thursday to survey the area for damage from the three tornadoes reported along the lower Eastern Shore before confirming them officially. RELATED STORIES: 2 Rescued After Cars Swept Away By Floodwaters In La Plata During Isaias Storms Maryland Weather: Power Outages, Storm Damage Reported As Isaias Leaves Maryland 2 Tornadoes Landed On Lower Eastern Shore Early Tuesday,...
    (CNN)A Georgia second grader tested positive for Covid-19 after attending the first day of school, the school district told CNN.Sixes Elementary in the Cherokee County School district began in-person classes on Monday. But by Tuesday, a classroom was temporarily closed for deep cleaning and the teacher and 20 other students had been asked to quarantine for two weeks after the second grader tested positive.What the 15 biggest US school districts are planning for reopeningParents and officials have debated whether it is safe to send students back into classrooms as virus cases have surged across the country. While health experts are still investigating how children spread the virus, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted 4-1 to put a charter amendment on the November ballot for voters to decide whether a minimum of 10% of the county's unrestricted general funds should be set aside annually for housing, jail diversion, mental health and other social services, as well as alternatives to incarceration.Supervisor Kathryn Barger opposed the measure, saying it would unnecessarily restrict future boards and make it harder for the county to manage through economic downturns.The county CEO has estimated that roughly $360 million to $490 million would be set aside under the measure.Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who has championed the measure, says it is about expanded access to housing, mental health treatment and...
    School starts as early as next week in many Bay Area districts, so the window to apply for a waiver to open the school year in person is closing fast. But the confusing process to get permission through county public health departments is just beginning. That combination was leading to more questions than answers on Tuesday, as Bay Area health departments scrambled to assess the new guidelines that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office issued late Monday for “in-person instruction.” “We’ve never done anything like this before,” Alameda County Office of Education spokesperson Michelle Smith McDonald said. “We won’t find the gaps until we’re in them.” With pressure building from teachers’ unions and health officials, the governor last month mandated that K12...
    Footage of students not social distancing inside corridors and gyms has emerged as tens of thousands of students returned to school for the first time this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. Students across the country resumed in-person classes on Monday for the first time since March with schools reopening in parts of Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. One image of a crowded corridor at a school believed to be in Paulding County, Georgia, sparked concern given the lack of social distancing among students.  Only a handful of students in that photo could be seen wearing masks.    There is no statewide mandate in Georgia requiring people to wear masks.  The Georgia Department of Education's guidelines for reopening states that while masks...
    Nevada's new law requiring that all registered voters receive a mail-in ballot is an example of the "potential for fraud" cited by President Trump in recent weeks, Fox News contributor Karl Rove told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Tuesday. Rove told host and Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts that Trump is not objecting to mail-in voting per se, which the former George W. Bush adviser said has been "part of the American election process for years, for decades, for over a century." TRUMP VOWS LEGAL ACTION OVER NEVADA MAIL-IN VOTING PLAN However, Rove added, the president does have a problem with situations like that in Nevada, where state officials "approved sending a ballot -- not an application, but a ballot -- to everybody...
    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – An 18-year-old from Beaver County is facing a homicide charge in the shooting death of his older brother. The Beaver County district attorney says Michael Barbuto was charged Tuesday in the death of his brother, 29-year-old Vincent Barbuto. Hopewell Township police responded to a call about an unresponsive man inside a home on the 2400 block of West Main Street just before 11 p.m. July 15. The coroner’s office declared Vincent dead at the scene. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Officials haven’t said what led up to the shooting. An arrest warrant for Michael has been issued and the DA’s office says investigators are in contact with his attorney...
    Coronavirus had yet to be detected in Minnesota on March 3, Super Tuesday, when Minnesotans went to the polls for the state’s presidential primary. On Aug. 11, a week from today, some Minnesotans — at least those who aren’t among the record number to have already cast a mail-in ballot (or are planning to do so) — will once again go to the polls, this time to vote in primaries for local, legislative and congressional seats.  But the experience will be a lot different this time around. Because of COVID-19, masks will be required inside polling locations. Poll workers will be sanitizing everything from voting booths to pens between use. And social distancing will be observed, which could cause lines...
    First grade teacher Yolanda Vasquez (R) stands in protest along with other teachers and counselors in front of the Hillsborough County Schools District Office on July 16, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Teachers and administrators from Hillsborough County Schools rallied against the reopening of schools due to health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Octavio Jones/Getty Images At least 260 employees at Gwinnett County School District in Georgia have either tested positive for coronavirus or been exposed to the coronavirus, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.  It's the largest school district in the state, and the report comes a day after teachers began in-person pre-planning for the semester, according to WBS. The incident raised questions about the risks adults in...
    Adam Zaborowski (pictured in mugshot) allegedly opened fire at a cigar store clerk over a face mask mandate, which later led to a shootout with police officers A Pennsylvania man who wasn't 'handling the pandemic well' opened fire at a cigar shop clerk because he did not want to wear a mask, which led to a gun battle with law enforcement, authorities said.  Authorities announced that Adam Zaborowski,  of Slatington, was charged on Saturday with  22 counts in Lehigh County.  The charges were specifically broken down into seven counts of attempted homicide, seven counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, seven counts of aggravated assault and one count of persons prohibited to possess a firearm.  A previous aggravated assault conviction...
    San Bernardino County Sheriff Apple Hearth The Apple Hearth in Riverside County, California is now greater than 20,000 acres in dimension and 1000’s have been evacuated from the blaze. Officers consider that arson might have prompted the fireplace, which began as two particular person fires that later merged into one.Witnesses Reported Seeing a Man Beginning Fires that Might Have Grown Into the Apple HearthThe fireplace began in Cherry Valley alongside Oak Glen Highway in Riverside County, alongside the 9000 block of Glen Highway, round 4:55 p.m. on Friday, July 31. It began as two fires that later merged into one. The fireplace is now 20,516 acres in dimension and 0% contained. The...
    San Bernardino County Sheriff Apple Fire The Apple Fire in Riverside County, California is now more than 20,000 acres in size and thousands have been evacuated from the blaze. Officials believe that arson may have caused the fire, which started as two individual fires that later merged into one.Arson May Have Started Two Fires that Merged to Form the Apple FireThe fire started in Cherry Valley along Oak Glen Road in Riverside County, along the 9000 block of Glen Road, around 4:55 p.m. on Friday, July 31. It started as two fires that later merged into one. The fire is now 20,516 acres in size and 0% contained. The northern and eastern edges are in rugged terrain that...
    A puppy was rescued and a firefighter was injured after the animal was stuck in a well in Prince George’s County. On Saturday, the Prince George’s County Fire Department was alerted to the 7400 block of Marlboro Pike in District Heights, Maryland, for a dog stuck in the bottom of a 25-foot deep well, according to posts on Twitter from the Prince George’s County Fire Department. After attempts to pull the dog out, the fire technical rescue crew lowered one firefighter with supplied air down into the space. One firefighter was transported to the hospital with a minor injury after the rescue, according to the fie department. The fire department posted that they are “proud to report, we have a...
    California recorded 214 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, a record-setting daily total that capped a month of rising fatalities amid a surge of new COVID-10 cases. It marked the fifth time in July that California broke its single-day record for deaths, and the third time this week. The previous record of 176 was just set on Wednesday. The average number of daily COVID-19 deaths in California for the seven days that ended Friday was 127. Last week, the number was 104. Officials announced Friday that a teenager in the Central Valley had died of causes related to COVID-19, becoming the first juvenile death from the disease in California. Officials said the teen had underlying health conditions but declined to provide specific...
    The day was fading fast in Laguna Beach, where people often gather at the water’s edge to celebrate gauzy, pink-toned sunsets. At Heisler Park, my wife and I found a nice perch to take it all in, and watched as a nearby gathering of people grew in numbers, with lawn chairs neatly arranged and a food buffet table set up. “This is my sister,” one man said, introducing a late arrival to the others in the group. There were elbow bumps and cordial greetings, and the sister took a seat inches from another person. Soon, about 10 or 12 people had gathered. It was a lovely scene, friends and family enjoying each other’s company on a pleasant eve to take...
    Click here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device. “The Secret Life of Pets” was Friday night’s family-friendly Drive-In Movie at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Admission to the movie included access to the fairground’s Grab-n-Stay Food Truck Festival, where corndogs and shaved ice and other fair food and drinks could be purchased. The fairground’s popular drive-in movie season has been extended until the end of August. Masks are required while at the fairgrounds, and social distancing is encouraged. The movie nights sell out within an hour after being posted on the fairground’s website. Click here for information on the movies in August.
    In addition to the disgraceful figure, on Friday the first death of a teenager by coronavirus in the state was reported. The bear statue, symbol of California, at the Oakland Zoo. Photo: Justin Sullivan / . The state of California reached Friday the undesirable mark of the 500,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Although the report released on Friday afternoon by state authorities was a total of 493,588 confirmed cases, the figure exceeded half a million with the cases accounted for during the day, including those of the Los Angeles Times database. California COVID-19 In Numbers: ???? Average of new cases per day in the last 7 days: 8,322???? 7-day average of daily cases from last week:...
    (CBS4) – Black bears are prowling for food across Colorado right now, and in two different instances late this week they got into trouble when they tried to get into human food. One situation happened in Buelah, west of Pueblo, and the other happened in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office on Thursday shared video of wildlife officers helping a mama bear get reunited with her three cubs who went into a dumpster looking for food and got trapped when the lid closed on them. The mother was unable to get them out and appeared very stressed, so officers used a chair to help the cubs climb out. You know you might be a deputy in Colorado when you...
    A promotional video created by a Florida school district to illustrate what reopened classrooms will look like has been blasted by parents who say it feels like their children are being sent to 'prison'.  Last week, the School District of Manatee County - located on the state's west coast - posted the two minute-long clip to Facebook.  The clip, titled 'Reopening Plan 2020-2021', showed teachers in protective lab coats and face shields, and featured a montage of students walking sadly down hallways while spaced six feet apart.  Another poignant moment from the video showed kids sitting alone at lunch tables in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines.  The actors hired for the 'informative video' also look morose in scenes where...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Four new testing sites are up and running this week in Los Angeles County and they're all located in the Board of Supervisors First District in and around East LA.Supervisor Hilda Solis calls the area LA County's COVID-19 epicenter."There's a total of 13 testing sites in my district alone and I don't think I have to explain why. Because we have the highest rates of COVID in the First District, unfortunately," Solis said.County-run testing sites opened this week in Montebello, South Gate and Panorama City and a public/private partnership testing site opened in Boyle Heights Thursday. It was made possible thanks to a $100,000 donation from Hyundai.Low-income areas in LA County with large populations of Hispanic...
    Naya Rivera has been laid to rest during a private funeral service two weeks after her tragic passing, according to a report from People. The actress was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, on July 24, according to her death certificate. The document confirmed that Rivera’s cause of death was drowning, and added that she died within minutes of being underwater. There was no mention of other significant health issues that could have played a role in the star’s death. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Rivera rented a pontoon with her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, on July 8, and headed out for a day on Lake Piru. The 4-year-old boy was later discovered alone on the...
    Salt Lake City is a world apart from the rest of Utah culturally and politically, and its choice of district attorney shows that—at least on a surface level. Sim Gill, first elected to the seat in 2010, has made some modest criminal justice reform moves, like expressing support for reducing the number of people on probation or court supervision. As a first-generation immigrant from India, he’s one of the few Asian-American elected prosecutors nationwide. Faced with a conservative Republican challenger in 2018, Gill emerged victorious by 14 percentage points. However, DA Gill’s recent reaction to the vandalizing of his office shows a different, more vindictive side to him. In early July, protesters gathered to criticize Gill for refusing to indict the police officer who killed a...
    The Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette is closed to the public until Monday, August 3rd. Superior Court Chief Justice Kristina Cook Graham signed an order to close the building today at Noon after someone employed in the courthouse tested positive for COVID-19.   The closure will provide time for the courthouse to be cleaned and sanitized.   The courthouse serves as the offices for Probate Court, the Clerk of Courts, State Solicitor, Juvenile Court and other functions. Judge Graham’s order calls on all offices to continue to conduct business that is essential and that can be done online or by phone.   The Walker County Board of Elections...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In the latest Coronavirus briefing, officials said that case numbers are going down but hospitalizations and the county’s percent positivity rate still are concerning. Over the last week, the county health department has reported 77 new hospitalizations in the last week; however, Dr. Bogen said that these numbers “reflect admission dates over the last couple of weeks.” Hospitals in the area are prepared for the increase, according to Dr. Bogen. Case investigations have revealed newer cases are linked to attending parties, weddings, funerals, religious services and fitness centers, Dr. Bogen said. She advised to avoid congregating in close numbers even outside when possible. Cases linked to bars and restaurants are declining but are the most...
    Los Angeles County reported 4,825 new coronavirus cases and 91 deaths Wednesday — a new daily record for fatalities. The numbers, which were affected in part by a backlog of cases and deaths being reported from last Thursday through Sunday, bring the county’s total number of infections to more than 180,000 and the death toll to more than 4,500. Three of the newly reported deaths were among people between the ages of 18 and 29. Two of those people had underlying health conditions. That age group accounts for 0.6% of the county’s total deaths. Health officials said that roughly 18% of all cases are among children under the age of 18. No child has died from the virus, but...
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    Demetria Johnson (above), 30, has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the July 27 Assault and Kidnapping of 39-year-old Tameka Skinner in Columbus, Georgia, that led to her shooting death in Russell County, Alabama A ‘jealous’ Georgia woman has been arrested by police in Alabama after she allegedly masterminded and carried out a plot to kidnap and kill a love rival who was dating the father of her children. Demetria Johnson, 30, has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the July 27 Assault and Kidnapping of 39-year-old Tameka Skinner in Columbus, Georgia, that led to her shooting death in Russell County, Alabama. Three men, Shaun Johnson, 40; Joshua Tolbert, 30; and Jayvonn Phillips, 23, have...
    Alameda County voters likely will be asked a second time in less than a year to approve a half-cent sales tax. On Tuesday, supervisors are expected to give final approval on putting the half-percent tax increase before voters on Nov. 3. The money would help pay for “housing and services for those experiencing homelessness,” as well as those needing “mental health services, job training, social safety net and other general fund services,” according to the draft legislation. Supervisor Wilma Chan suggested the tax hike, which if approved, would boost county revenues an estimated $150 million each year. Alameda County’s sales tax rate now is 9.25%, which does not take into account a proposed ballot measure from March to also boost...
    DEER PARK, Ill. -- A 39-year-old Deer Park woman allegedly struck her boyfriend with a machete Sunday after getting upset that he urinated in the bed in their north suburban home.Bophanary Om grabbed the machete about 9:30 p.m. and hit the man's head, causing a serious head wound, the Lake County sheriff's office said in a statement.The 39-year-old man, who lived with Om in the 22500 block of West Lake Cook Road, is expected to recover.Om was ordered held in Lake County jail on a $30,000 bail, the sheriff's office said. She is charged with felony domestic battery, felony battery and two misdemeanor counts of battery.Her next court appearance is set for Aug. 25.(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago...
    SAN FRANCISCO - It’s going to be a record year for voting by mail in the U.S. election and that has raised security concerns about each step of the process.     But election officials say they have systems in place to make voting by mail a success even as health concerns about voting during the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing states to expand their current vote-by-mail options.   “Somewhere between 90 million and 105 million ballots might come through the mail,” said Eddie Perez, global director of technology development at the OSET Institute, a nonprofit election technology organization. “If what we're seeing in other primary elections is any guide, it's probably safe to estimate that somewhere between 65% and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Monroe County health officials have confirmed four new cases of Dengue fever in the county. Officials said the affected individuals have received medical treatment and are expected to make a full recovery. There are now a total of 21 confirmed cases of Dengue in Monroe County. Epidemiological studies are being conducted to determine the origin and extent of these infections. The Department of Health in Monroe and the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District are working to continue surveillance and prevention efforts including increasing mosquito control activities in the Key Largo (Upper Keys) area. Dengue can present as a severe flu-like illness with severe muscle aches and pain, fever, and sometimes a rash. Usually, there are no respiratory...
    (CNN)Douglas could become only the third hurricane in modern history to make landfall in Hawaii. There have been a handful of tropical storm landfalls on the islands, but hurricane-strength storms have been very rare. The two occasions since 1900 when a hurricane has made landfall were Hurricane Iniki, in 1992, and Hurricane Dot, in 1959. Iniki was a strong Category 4 storm at landfall and Hurricane Dot a Category 1."It is fairly common for hurricanes to track towards Hawaii, but they usually dissipate or at least weaken considerably before impacting the islands," said Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University. "For example, both Lane and Olivia impacted Hawaii in 2018. Also, in 2016, both Lester and Madeline threatened...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Monroe County health officials have confirmed a new case of Dengue fever in the county. Officials said the affected individual has received medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. There are now a total of 17 confirmed cases of Dengue in Monroe County. Epidemiological studies are being conducted to determine the origin and extent of these infections. The Department of Health in Monroe and the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District are working closely to continue surveillance and prevention efforts including increasing mosquito control activities in the Key Largo (Upper Keys) area. Dengue can present as a severe flu-like illness with severe muscle aches and pain, fever, and sometimes a rash. Usually, there are no...
    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's 4th of July break-in was even more intense after it was revealed the celebrity couple were at home when the crime was being committed. Despite the presence of the 62-year-old comedian and the 47-year-old Arrested Development star, the suspect or suspects managed to escape without being detected by any security equipment, according to TMZ. In the wake of the burglary, the couple have significantly increased their security measures to prevent such a close call in the future. Scary: Ellen DeGeneres, 62, and Portia de Rossi, 47, were in their Montecito mansion when a suspect or suspects broke in and stole 'high-value jewelry and watches' on July 4, according to TMZ Sources with knowledge...
    A man who was questioned in 1974 about the killing of a woman who was stabbed 38 times in her western Minnesota home has now been charged with murder. Algene Vossen was questioned shortly after the body of 74-year-old Mae Herman was discovered by her sister in Willmar on Jan. 27, 1974. But it was only after advances in DNA testing and another look at the case that the 79-year-old Vossen was arrested Thursday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he currently lives.  He was being held in the Minnehaha County Jail in South Dakota pending extradition to Kandiyohi County, where he has been charged with second-degree murder. Algene Vossen, 79, was being held in the Minnehaha County Jail in...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Alamodome is now home to hundreds of contact tracers, working to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Bexar County. Right now, there are about 200 investigators on the city’s COVID-19 Response Team, but the space has the capacity to accommodate up to 250. The job of a contact tracer is to find out who has tested positive and who they may have exposed. Investigators then contact those people to inform them, so they can quarantine for 14 days while monitoring for symptoms. “We are collecting info from them about how the epidemic is spreading thorough our community and they are the most important source of information to help us stop the spread... so we really need...
    A rural Texas county says it will now be sending the sickest COVID-19 patients home to die as it struggles to contain the outbreak. Starr County, which sits on the Rio Grande, had no cases at one time, but now says its only hospital is overflowing and is running out of beds and supplies. The county's health board has been forced to form a so-called 'death panel' for Starr County Memorial Hospital. A committee will review all coronavirus patients as they visit to determine what type of treatment they need and how likely they are to survive. People considered too sick, too weak or too elderly will be sent home. Starr County Memorial Hospital (pictured) in Texas has set...
    Yakima, Washington (CNN)Robert Cordova knows the coronavirus is far from controlled in Washington state. Cordova, his brother, sister, grandmother and mother have all tested positive for the virus.Cordova's mother, 54-year-old Bertha Cordova, is an essential worker at a fruit packaging plant in rural Yakima County, and she believes she brought the virus home."She would only go to work, come back, wash her clothes, wash her mask and take a shower just to be clean," Robert, 17, said. "We took it serious from day one."While the rest of the family experienced mild symptoms, Bertha was hospitalized with Covid-19 for nearly a month. She spent several days in a coma.The Cordova family accounts for five of the more than 50,000 confirmed coronavirus...
    A Georgia teacher resigned after he made comments on a social media post of a man kneeling on a child's neck that was reminiscent of George Floyd's murder. Brian Papin, who taught special education for the Dekalb County School District near Atlanta, was being investigated after his comments were reported to the district's administrators, a spokeswoman told Dailymail.com Friday.    'Again! Your (sic) doing it wrong!' Papin wrote on the social media post with the image. 'One knee on center of the back one on the neck and lean into it until death! You saw the video!', he added, in reference to footage taken by a bystander of Floyd's slaying. 'Get it right or stop f****** around!' Papin also remarked in...
    MCKEESPORT, Pa. (KDKA) – Another night, another homicide in McKeesport. Wednesday’s was the sixth this year in what has become a now-frequent tragedy in this once-proud steel town. “You got shootings everywhere,” said Ronnie Taylor. Since the collapse of the steel industry, economic recovery has bypassed most of the Mon Valley and much of McKeesport remains shuttered and blighted. Jobs are few and opportunity limited. The homicide victims are mostly young and unemployed. “That’s the downfall, people lost their jobs. They become desperate. I guess anybody would,” Taylor said. Time was in Allegheny County when most homicides occurred in the city of Pittsburgh, but in recent years that trend has reversed. Last year there were 37 city homicides but 58...
    If the crisis continues at its current clip, coronavirus is on track to become the second leading cause of death in Los Angeles County for 2020, public health officials said Wednesday.  So far, 4,213 Angelinos have died of the infection in only about six months.  That makes it likely second only to heart disease for the leading cause of death in the county where about 6,000 people died of cardiac problems in the first six months of 2019, according to County Public Health Director Dr Barbara Ferrer.  The seven-day average for daily coronavirus fatalities in LA county has turned downward since the first week of July, but Ferrer urged residents to stay vigilant and not interpret that pattern with too...
    A 20-year-old Ohio man has been arrested after he was pictured pressing his knee against a crying child's neck in a scene that evokes the slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Isaiah Jackson was taken into custody by the Clark County Sheriff's Office on a parole violation this week and is facing possible felony charges for the image which circulated on social media with a caption 'BLM now MF', in a reference to the Black Lives Matter Movement.   Investigators located Jackson Tuesday after they said they were notified about the image circulating online.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office in Ohio says the man in a social media post pressing his knee against a young child's neck (pictured) is Isaiah...
    As educators across the country are deciding how their students will learn this fall, several schools in Washington state’s King County are planning to teach remote-only classes. At least eight public school districts, including Seattle, Kent, Auburn, Bellevue, Highline, Federal Way, Northshore and Renton, intend to go back to school online as coronavirus cases rise throughout the state, Q13 FOX reported. LAW FIRMS OFFERING TEACHERS LIVING WILLS BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL AMID RISING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS The plans will affect more than 150,000 students in the county, according to the Seattle Times. State and local plans initially planned to roll out a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning, but recent pressure from parents and teachers unions led officials to shift...
    (CNN)A 9-year-old girl from Putnam County is the youngest person to have died in Florida from coronavirus complications, according to the state department of health.The 9-year-old's death is not a travel-related case and the child did not have close contact with anyone who recently tested positive for Covid-19, records show. The US reported more Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks than it did for all of JunePutnam County Health Officer Mary Garcia confirmed the fatality to CNN on Wednesday and said she was unaware of any underlying medical conditions in the girl's case.According to the latest health records, the 9-year-old is the fifth minor in Florida to die from Covid-19. Tracking Covid-19 cases in the USRead MoreThe others were...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Communities of color in many major cities have less access to COVID-19 testing sites than white residents living in wealthier areas in those same cities, according to a new, extensive review of testing sites by ABC-owned television stations and FiveThirtyEight."I welcome the attention by the media and by many well-intentioned organizations to really point the spotlight at it, to push people to ask the hard questions about what's being done," said Dr. Christina Ghaly, the director of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. As a result of an aggressive expansion of the statewide testing capacity, Ghaly and her team have managed to at least narrow some of these disparities.Using data provided by the...
    Authorities in Polk County, Florida have arrested two men and one woman in connection with the murders of three friends on a fishing trip, WPLG-TV reported. Last weekend, friends Brandon Rollins, Damion Tillman and Keven Springfield were murdered, having been beaten to death and shot, after they went to a rural lake south of Orlando for some night fishing, as USA Today reported previously. Rollins was able to call his dad and say, “Help.” At the time, there were no suspects. “They were killed right here in the road. I just wish I knew something about who did this. I wish I knew why,” said a friend of the men. On Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrests...
    Managers of a Pennsylvania Walmart are being accused of racial profiling after they called police on a black man riding a bike through their store.  Viral video shared to Facebook on Tuesday shows two officers arresting Stanley Gaston Gracius ,37, in front of startled onlookers inside the Walmart in Wyomissing.  In the clip, Gracius is seen on the ground being handcuffed by cops as he yells out that he has paid for the bike he was riding and has a receipt to prove it.  'I did nothing wrong! I paid! I paid! I have a receipt!' Gracius wails before he is escorted out to a police cruiser in the parking lot.  Viral video shared to Facebook on Tuesday shows...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As shelter-in-place restrictions ease around the Bay Area, some counties are also allowing residents to start socializing again - with restrictions, of course.Many counties are allowing people to form "social bubbles," which is a safer way of seeing friends and family outside the household. Basically, a social bubble is a group of 12 or fewer people that agree to socialize with only each other for a period of at least three weeks. That way, you can see people outside your household, but you're exposing yourself to only a small group of people.County health departments are also advising people to consider only gathering outdoors to mitigate the risk of spreading coronavirus even further.So where are social bubbles...
    Monroe County commissioners decided to keep the 2020 mini lobster season current, a Florida Keys tradition that was at stake due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the state and in the county itself. Commissioners, however, fear that the two-day activity will draw large crowds and contribute to the spread of the virus, so they took other measures. The County restricted public access to the boat ramps at Rowell’s Park and Bay Drive. The boat ramps at Sunset Point and Harry Harris Park will only be accessible to residents between July 24 and August 9. During the emergency commission meeting on Tuesday, county officials decided not to send a letter canceling the event to the Florida...
    TEXAS – Dallas County Judge and Dr. Phillip Huang have repeatedly mentioned that we are still “in the red.” But what does this mean and what steps should be taken while we are at this level? Telemundo 39 contacted Judge Jenkins’ office to give our community a better understanding of this issue, and they explained that according to the Dallas County Public Health Guidance document, being in red means that we are currently in high community risk for COVID-19 transmission. That is, the implications are as follows: “RED it is the level of guidance through which Dallas County now operates, under current shelter-in-place orders. It translates to STAY AT HOME, STAY SAFE, only travel for essential needs and restricts...
    A drastic but necessary measure, in Miami Beach from eight o’clock on Saturday night all restaurants, cafes and food services will have to close, only those that offer pick-up services will be able to keep their kitchens open. “Citizen disobedience” two words that summarize the possible cause of the increase in COVID-19 cases and that forced the return of restrictive measures in different cities in Florida. “There is a lot of disrespect, 10 and 20 people enter the bathroom together, it is for them to put fines so that you can see how everyone controls themselves,” says María Rosete, a Miami Beach resident. For his part, David Hernández, another Miami Beach resident, urges everyone: “I call on you to...
    TEXAS – Officials from the Tarrant County Public Health Department (TCPH) recorded 422 new cases and 5 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours this Sunday. As of Sunday, the total number of confirmed cases in the county is 21,617, while 298 have died. The county has also confirmed that of the confirmed cases, 10,382 people have recovered. According to a statement, the last people who lost their lives are the following: A man in his 70s who resided in White Settlement Two men in his 60s residents of Fort Worth A man in his 70s who resided in Benbrook A woman in his 90s who resided in Pantego According to the statement, all...
    SAN ANTONIO – With more than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in San Antonio and Bexar County in just one day and the death toll number continuing to rise, Bexar County Judge Wolff says he’s still against shutting down the city. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff joined Leading SA on Sunday, discussing what needs to be done to help the Alamo City combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “I would not shut down the city, but I would take all those 13 exceptions to mass gatherings and eliminate a lot of those exceptions. You know, run the gamut of sports fans, of church services; a number of different other gatherings that are taking place,” Wolff said. This is an incredibly tough time...
    By JAMES CRUIKSHANK, The Brunswick News BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A well-crafted story can turn a seemingly hopeless situation into an unexpected triumph. For storyteller Kelly Greene, known by her friends at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library as “Ms. KK,” her service to the community is nothing short of triumphant. Greene lived in Glynn County for seven years before recently moving to western North Carolina, but for the past two years, she prioritized “spreading joy like jelly” with her endearingly bubbly storytelling. “It’s interesting the way life changes throughout the years and the kind of different hats you wear,” she said. For Greene, becoming a storyteller was a long time coming, and perhaps was a “hat” she was destined to don....
    By BARRY ADAMS, Wisconsin State Journal TOWN OF BERRY, Wis. (AP) — The hillsides here are overcrowded. Towering black locust, buckthorn, Japanese hedge parsley, honeysuckle, garlic mustard and dame’s rocket have all played a role in the congestion. But slowly, and with great effort, the oaks are getting more room to expand their reach, widen their growth rings and provide a glimpse into Wisconsin’s ecological past beyond the moraines left behind by a receding glacier more than 12,000 years ago. Scores of volunteers at Indian Lake County Park over the years have been tirelessly whacking away to bring prairies, native woodlands and oak savannas back to the landscape at this 483-acre respite in northwestern Dane County. About 20 acres of...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- If you haven't filled out the census, expect a knock on your door soon.Starting Aug. 11, census takers will begin visiting the homes of people who have not filled out the census survey yet.While this second phase of the census happens every decade, local officials fear there could be less willingness by the public to open their doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic."In 2010, people were willing to open their doors. I am not convinced that is the case right now in this current era," said Nicholas Kuwada, 2020 census program manager for Santa Clara County. "I don't believe people will be opening their doors because of fear of government, because of the virus. So...
    Here’s a list of California counties that were on the state’s coronavirus watchlist as of July 17. Schools in these counties, which are hard hit by the coronavirus, must begin fall classes teaching students remotely online, rather than allowing them to return to classrooms, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom. Related Articles Task force reportedly recommends rolling back reopenings Survey: 3 in 4 California nursing home workers say facility staff have had COVID-19 Coronavirus forces 2020 Renaissance Faire cancellation Queen knights 100-year-old fundraising champ Capt. Tom UC, CSU and community college leaders weigh in on online learning, police reform and how the coronavirus is changing higher education Schools can begin...
    Bexar County deputies are looking for a driver who fled on foot after running a red light and striking two other cars Friday morning. Two pickups were stopped next to each other at a red light on Highway 87 near FM 1516 in China Grove, deputies said. Police believe racing was cause of two vehicle roll over, search for two drivers continues A silver Dodge Ram pickup did not stop, striking one pickup from behind and sideswiping another, according to deputies. The driver who caused the crash, a New Mexico man, fled on foot before deputies arrived. First responders took another driver with serious injuries to the hospital. The case was ongoing Friday. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights...
    A Florida sheriff who took the knee with Black Lives Matter protests last months has had his re-election endorsement by a Florida police union rescinded.  Members of the The Fraternal Order of Police who voted unanimously to rescind the endorsement of Orange County Sheriff John Mina in his re-election bid on Tuesday. A survey of members found that a majority of respondents complained about low morale, with many saying they believed that Mina would not back them up if they were involved in a use-of-force case that became public, according to Fox 35. A number of Sheriff Mina's deputies were disappointing when he took a knee - a sign of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrating against police brutality and...
    Opioid Overdoses Keep Surging in Chicago, Killing Black People on the West Side ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for The ProPublica Illinois newsletter for weekly updates. Cook County residents continue to die at a staggering rate from opioid-related overdoses, and Black residents from Chicago’s West Side account for a disproportionate number of those deaths. County political and public health officials on Tuesday sounded the alarm about what they said was a preventable crisis that has been overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Whatever crisis faces our communities, people of color bear the brunt of it,” Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board president, said at a news conference. “These compounding...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — This week some signs in Texas urged voters to wear masks. Polling precincts were already staffed thin because a number of election workers backed out of the state’s primary runoffs. By and large, most voters covered their faces, even though Texas’ mask mandate exempts polling locations. Others adamantly made clear they wouldn’t. “It’s kind of along the same lines you see in other parts of Texas — there is a faction they’re not going to wear a mask unless absolutely required,” said Melynn Huntley, Potter County’s elections administrator. “And even then, they’re going to try not to.” Two weeks after Republican Governor Greg Abbott ordered most of the state’s 30 million residents to wear masks, Texas is...
    ▶ Watch Video: Squirrel tests positive for bubonic plague in Colorado A squirrel has tested positive for the bubonic plague in the Town of Morrison in Colorado, Jefferson County Public Health officials announced in a statement over the weekend. The squirrel, discovered on Saturday, is the first case of plague in Jefferson County, the statement said.  A spokesperson for Jefferson County Public Health told CBS News on Tuesday that someone in Morrison reported seeing at least 15 dead squirrels around the town. Officials tested one, and since it was positive for bubonic plague, they expect others are also infected. In a statement, officials warned that plague, an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, can be contracted by humans...
    Teachers have begun drafting or updating their last wills and testaments as they prepare to return to school in a Florida school district amid coronavirus concerns. Andrea Clark, a teachers union representative in the St. Johns County School District about 30 miles south of Jacksonville, said teachers have expressed their worries over exposure to the virus as the opening of school approaches on August 10.  'They are so concerned about returning to school that they are updating their wills or making their wills,' Clark said.  Florida has mandated that schools reopen in August, after they were shuttered due to lockdowns aimed at containing the pandemic. Teachers across the state have protested the reopening plan, asking for virtual instruction to continue until...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A Cook County commissioner is pushing for people in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood to “Be Counted.” Commissioner Alma Anaya talked about the importance of taking part in the 2020 Census because of the critical part it plays in securing resources. “We know that a lot of the resources, the funding that comes into the parks, the schools, our roads, is allocated using census data,” Anaya said. “If the community is undercounted, the resources will not get to the communities.” You can fill out your Census questionnaire online at 2020census.gov.
    ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for The ProPublica Illinois newsletter for weekly updates. AUSTIN — Cook County residents continue to die at a staggering rate from opioid-related overdoses, and Black residents from Chicago’s West Side account for a disproportionate number of those deaths. County political and public health officials on Tuesday sounded the alarm about what they said was a preventable crisis that has been overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Whatever crisis faces our communities, people of color bear the brunt of it,” Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board president, said at a news conference. “These compounding public health crises show the existing inequities in our system and their...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect in a August 2019 fatal hit-and-run in Glen Burnie. Larry Johnson Jr. was walking east across Gov. Ritchie Highway at Orchard Road around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2019 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle heading northbound on Ritchie Highway. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Video caught the suspect slowing down before colliding with Mr. Johnson then fleeing the scene. The victim laid in the roadway until another motorist found him and called 911. Anyone with any information is asked to call Cpl. Walker at 410-222-8573 or the TipLine.
    SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County voters joined the rest of Texas Tuesday in deciding the final nominees for the general election in November. With more than a dozen races on GOP and Democratic ballots, we’ve rounded up the biggest takeaways below, in case you missed it. See a full list of all election results here. Hegar to face U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in NovemberThe highest-profile statewide race on either party’s ballot resulted in a tight race between two very different candidates. After being within three percentage points of each other most of the evening, Mary “MJ” Hegar, an Air Force veteran who mounted a near-successful bid for Congress in 2018, edged out Dallas state Sen. Royce West by about five...
    Krystle Williams, 33, is wanted by police in Kentucky on a second-degree arson charge after charred human remains were found in a car in Robinson Creek on July 3 Kentucky police are searching for a woman in connection with the discovery of human remains in the backseat of a burnt out car earlier this month.  A manhunt is underway to find Krystle Williams, 33, on a second-degree arson charge after the charred remains, believed to be those of a man missing since June, were found in the car in Robinson Creek on July 3.   The remains found are believed to be those of Wesley Hook, 30, who vanished from Pike County on June 10.  Pikeville police confirmed that the person...
    SUFFOLK CO., Long Island (WABC) -- Suffolk County officials confirmed at least 4 people who attended a Fourth of July party are among more than 100 new positive COVID cases - the highest since May.The county recorded 102 positive cases on Tuesday - a 2% increase.Regarding an outbreak stemming from July 4th party, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone confirmed four people tested positive.Governor Cuomo tweeted about the exposure earlier in the day. Heres a true story about how quickly COVID can spread.At a 4th of July party in Suffolk County, at least one person was positive.Since the party, 35% of the people who attended have tested positive for COVID.It only takes one person at one party.Wear a mask and be...
    WIGAN ATHLETIC thrashed Hull 8-0 - but they have some way to record the biggest ever win. Two clubs hold that honour - Newcastle and Stockport County. 1Wigan were 7-0 up against Hull after just 45 minutes of actionCredit: PA:Press Association Back in October 1946 Newcastle walloped Newport County 13-0 in the old Second Division. Even further back in January 1934 Stockport battered Halifax Town by the same score in Third Division North. More to follow... Most read in ChampionshipVILE TAUNTSZaha called 'n*****' again as he calls on Instagram to act to catch 'cowards''SOLDIER'Williams bloodied after horror clash as Man Utd fans praise 'f***ing warrior'PicturedBRANDED WILLIAMSMan Utd ace Williams shows off cut on way to training after Saints clashOH MY...
    Evans County Commissioners voted last Wednesday to approve a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. The Commissioners stopped short of enacting an ordinance or declaring the county by resolution a “Second Amendment/2A Sanctuary,” but approved the resolution proclaiming support in a unanimous vote. The resolution specifically states that the Evans County Board of Commissioners desire to declare its support of the Second Amendment because many citizens of Evans County regard the right of people to keep and bear arms for the defense of life, liberty, and property as an inalienable right of the people,….” and that said right is ‘without limitation.’ Evans County joins a number of other counties across Georgia in proclaiming support for the Second Amendment by...
    California is marking some grim milestones when it comes to coronavirus hospitalizations — as the state’s recent surge in case counts begins to threaten more and more lives. In recent days, the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units across California crossed the 2,000 threshold for the first time. This month, UC San Francisco’s hospital saw its largest number of patients suffering from the virus ever — 28. The number of people battling the deadly disease across Bay Area hospitals has reached levels not seen since mid-April. The increase is leading to medical equipment supply issues, taxing hospital personnel, and prompting some people to hold off on cancer screenings or childhood immunizations, a trend doctors say could lead to...
    A New Jersey police chief has stepped down amid controversy over allegedly derogatory and racist comments about an Asian-American former county prosecutor and New Jersey's first Sikh attorney general that were all allegedly recorded on tape. A recording surfaced on YouTube last week in which Trigo allegedly made comments about former Union County Prosecutor Grace Park and current state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.  The Union County prosecutor's office announced that Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo notified the town's mayor and council Friday night that he would step down effective Monday. Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo said in a statement Monday that her office will temporarily oversee the department.   Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo has stepped down over accusations...
    A squirrel tested positive this weekend for the bubonic plague in Colorado in what is being described as 'an increase of reported plague activity.'    The sick squirrel was found in the city of Morrison, southwest of Denver, although it is the first case of the plague to have been recorded in Jefferson County. Jefferson County Public Health said that it was the first case of the plague ever recorded in the county. A squirrel has tested positive for the bubonic plague about 18 southwest of Denver (file photo) The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting there has been an increased amount of plague activity in the state having already been found in Broomfield, northwest of Denver.  Humans are...
    Actress Naya Rivera, known for playing Santana Lopez in the hit series Glee, had reportedly drowned in Lake Piru, California, USA. The actress had gone boating with her four-year-old son  in the lake, when the accident had happened. She was 33. The incident happened on July 8, 2020, and the next day, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office officials have put her case as ‘presumed dead’. Glee Star Naya Rivera Reportedly Missing After Taking a Boat Ride to Lake Piru, California. Now as per a report in AFP, a body in the same lake has been found after six days of searching, though it has not been confirmed if it belongs to Rivera. The Ventura County Sheriff’s office continues to say that the “recovery is in progress”,...
    A Florida man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly drove his minivan into a Catholic church and then set it on fire while congregants were inside preparing for mass, authorities said.  Steven Anthony Shield, 24, was arrested after cops say he plowed his minivan into Our Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, on State Road 200 and set the sanctuary on fire before fleeing in his vehicle. Occupants inside the church escaped unharmed and the flames were extinguished by Marion County Fire rescue. Sheilds was apprehended by a Marion County Sheriff's deputy after a motor vehicle chase.  Steven Anthony Shield, 24, was arrested after cops say he plowed his minivan into Our Queen of Peace Catholic church in Ocala,...
    California continued to record highs in the number of patients hospitalized or in intensive care unit beds with COVID-19, but positive cases overall decreased Saturday, according to data compiled by this news organization. The state reported a record high of 6,357 patients hospitalized with the novel coronavirus, according to the latest available data. Another 1,547 patients were hospitalized with suspected but not yet confirmed cases of COVID-19. Officials also reported a record high with 1,806 patients in ICU beds with the virus. Another 215 patients were in ICU beds with suspected COVID-19 cases. County health agencies reported 6,992 new coronavirus cases Saturday for a statewide total of 317,167 positive results since the start of the global pandemic. The seven-day average...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference at Florida’s Turnpike Turkey Lake Service Plaza, in Orlando, Fla., in a Friday, July 10, 2020 file photo. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases, and 45 deaths were recorded. California had the previous record of daily positive cases —...
    The Southland was sweltering under an early-summer heat wave this weekend, with temperatures reaching triple digits in some valley communities and posing a health threat. Saturday’s high reached 89 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, 99 in Pasadena, 105 in Van Nuys and 104 in Palmdale and Lancaster. In Orange County, Fullerton was expected to reach 100 degrees by mid-afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS attributed the hot weather to a strong upper-level high centered over Arizona and New Mexico. It will expand westward through Sunday before weakening somewhat on Monday. A heat advisory was in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday in the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys, the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains,...