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    Schools in Florida face several challenges in the new course. The first of them the corridors full of students. In some of them, where before the pandemic there were 160 students, now only 44, that is, 25 percent. Kamela Patton, superintendent of the Collier County Board of Education, explains that students will go directly into classrooms. There will be no lockers, the drinking fountains will be out of service. In classrooms, desks will be six feet apart. With masks we can use the entire room and it will work, as explained by the health advisers. Every morning the students will be greeted by an employee who will disinfect their hands, the hidden faces of their teachers will now...
    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...
    Positive COVID-19 test rates continue to spike in North Brookfield and Brookfield, as Worcester’s rate gets closer to a high-point in July, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. Worcester’s positive test rate went from 2.2 percent last week to 2.5 percent this week - just shy of a July high point of 2.6. After seeing positive test rates rise in Fitchburg and Spencer over the last few weeks, the most recent numbers show a decline in infections. Meanwhile, Webster’s positive rate carries on with a three-week trend of decreasing positive tests, the 14-day COVID-19 positive test rate is going down. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent...
    Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents were still without power five days after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the region. Many of the 40,000 residents in the dark were not expected to have power restored until Tuesday night -- right in the middle of a three-day heatwave. Scroll down for a list of outages per county, according to utility company outage maps at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. ATLANTIC COUNTY: 163 BERGEN: 7,015 BURLINGTON: 581 CAMDEN: 27 CAPE MAY: 73 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: 18 ESSEX: 4,967 GLOUCESTER: 60 HUDSON: 234 HUNTERDON: 960 MERCER: 124 MIDDLESEX: 524 MONMOUTH: 4,130 MORRIS: 9,160 OCEAN: 486 PASSAIC: 3,373 SALEM COUNTY: 20 SOMERSET: 3,980 SUSSEX: 3,982 UNION: 805 WARREN: 98 New Jersey officials were continuing to "press all major utilities...
    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...
    Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents were still without power five days after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the region. Many of the 40,000 residents in the dark were not expected to have power restored until Tuesday night -- right in the middle of a three-day heatwave. Scroll down for a list of outages per county, according to utility company outage maps at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. ATLANTIC COUNTY: 163 BERGEN: 7,015 BURLINGTON: 581 CAMDEN: 27 CAPE MAY: 73 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: 18 ESSEX: 4,967 GLOUCESTER: 60 HUDSON: 234 HUNTERDON: 960 MERCER: 124 MIDDLESEX: 524 MONMOUTH: 4,130 MORRIS: 9,160 OCEAN: 486 PASSAIC: 3,373 SALEM COUNTY: 20 SOMERSET: 3,980 SUSSEX: 3,982 UNION: 805 WARREN: 98 New Jersey officials were continuing to "press all major utilities...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One test showed Ohio Governor Mike DeWine positive for coronavirus — another showed him negative. It’s a case that shows the problem with COVID-19 testing in America. As KDKA’s reports have shown this week, testing in America is a mess. One test is reliable but takes too long to get the results. The other one is quick but there are doubts about the results. Planning to meet with President Donald Trump, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wanted to be sure, and sure enough, this quick diagnostic test known as an antigen test showed him to be positive with COVID-19. But Thursday night the governor’s office announced the standard-used test had determined he did not have the virus. For...
    Six months after California lost its first victim to COVID-19, the state has recorded more than 10,000 deaths — with nearly half occurring in Los Angeles County. Officials recorded 53 additional deaths in the county — bringing the total to 4,918 — and 3,116 new infections Friday, according to the public health department. L.A. County’s total case count now stands at more than 204,000. The high number of new cases is due in part to a backlog of test results received from one lab. Officials caution that ongoing technical problems with the state’s electronic system used for gathering test results means that the county’s overall number of positive test cases is probably far higher, though it’s unclear to what extent....
    California officials are desperate to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the workplace, which has been one reason for a surge in cases. Could one solution be to pay people to stay home when they get sick? A county in the San Francisco Bay Area is planning to offer stipends of $1,250 for low-income residents to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Alameda County, the Bay Area’s second most populous county, plans to offer the payments to those who test positive, are not receiving unemployment or paid sick leave, and are referred by designated clinics in high-risk neighborhoods. Politics California’s Latinos, Black people feel effects of pandemic most acutely, poll finds ...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  It was once said that California’s coronavirus pandemic was hitting dense urban areas the hardest. Now, it’s rural, agricultural areas that are among the most severely affected. “The epidemic is moving from urban Latino populations to rural Latino populations,” Dr. George Rutherford, epidemiologist and infectious-diseases expert at UC San Francisco, said Wednesday. The risk factors are the same: low-income essential workers who live in crowded housing and must leave home to work and earn money and who may be less likely to speak up to call attention to problematic workplace safety conditions. Earlier in the pandemic, Los Angeles County was one of the hot spots for new infections. By June, it was Imperial County. The...
    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...
    Southeast Los Angeles County has become the epicenter for the resurgence of the coronavirus, according to a Times analysis of county health data that found infections skyrocketing in its mostly working-class Latino communities. The sharp increase since the economy reopened around Memorial Day shows the virus is spreading rapidly through factories, stores and other workplaces and into communities with higher rates of poverty, more crowding and many essential workers who make the economy tick. Hit hard by job losses during the shutdown, they are increasingly suffering from the virus itself. The region reported more than 27,000 new COVID-19 cases over the last two months, the most in the county. The area now accounts for 19% of new infections, although it...
    During a portion interview with Fox 11 Los Angeles aired on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated that the Reimagining Los Angeles County proposal that would cut funding for the sheriff’s department, court system, and prosecutor’s office and redirect it to social programs is “laying the groundwork for defunding the sheriff’s department as we know it.” And stated that the county is going to fund “their pet projects through the sheriff’s department’s budget.” Villaneuva said, “This motion is — basically is, they’re laying the groundwork for defunding the sheriff’s department as we know it. Bottom line, that is their goal. And they’re going to fund all of their ideas, their pet projects through the sheriff’s department’s budget. We...
    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...
    (CNN)The body of 5-year-old Eliza Talal was found Wednesday after she went missing from her Pennsylvania home at the height of the storm a day earlier, Towamencin Township Police Chief Tim Dickinson said.Towamencin Township, in the southeastern part of the state, felt the powerful effects of Isaias as the storm barreled through the East Coast earlier this week. In its wake, the storm left heavy flooding, damage and widespread power outages, prompting at least two governors to declare states of emergency. On Thursday morning, nearly two million people were still without power across the Northeast, according to poweroutage.us.Eliza, who the chief said had autism and was reportedly nonverbal, was last seen around noon on Tuesday before she walked away from...
    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,...
    Governor Kemp announced this week that Georgia-based The Home Depot will build a total of three new warehousing facilities in DeKalb, Fulton, and Henry Counties. This expansion project will deliver approximately 1,000 jobs to greater metro Atlanta. “Since 1978, The Home Depot has been creating jobs and opportunities for hardworking Georgians and for people around the country,” said Governor Kemp. “As The Home Depot continues to grow, I want to thank the entire company for not only making long-term investments in their home state, but also continuing to support our local communities through their various outreach programs.” In 2017, The Home Depot announced a plan to invest $1.2...
    (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...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A teacher from central Florida is the state’s new Teacher of the Year. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran named Krista Stanley as the 2021 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. Stanley is a sixth grade teacher at Yearling Middle School in Okeechobee County. “Krista embodies what every teacher should strive to be, a teacher who is devoted to guiding every student to mastery of content," Yearling Middle School Principal David Krakoff said in a statement. Stanley will receive a $20,000 check and an $8,000 scholarship to present to a student of her choice. Four other finalists will each receive $15,000: Kristin Wilson from Florida State University School in...
    (CNN)Isaias, now a post-tropical cyclone, has moved into southeastern Canada, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds over the province of Quebec.The storm's maximum sustained winds are now about 40 mph and it is expected to get weaker, the National Hurricane Center said, adding the storm is likely to dissipate Wednesday night or Thursday. A wind advisory was in effect for all of eastern and Northern Maine until early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou."We are seeing numerous reports of Gusty Winds 35-45mph within Showers & behind the precipitation. We could see gusts as high as 50mph. This may cause downed trees on power lines," the service said on Twitter. The storm system killed several people as...
    Today a deadline was set for the submission of budgets by the mayors, to determine how much and when the county will deliver the federal aid money. The political struggle between Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and some municipal mayors continues to gain ground over the management of federal funds for the coronavirus. Carlos Hernández, mayor of Hialeah, says that “hopefully this is not another game for the mayor and the commissioners because while these games are being played, businesses out there that have been in need for months.” Hernandez questioned this Wednesday the deadline established by Giménez to deliver the budget of each city and determine when it will be assigned to the mayors. ...
    CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — With funnel clouds seen in towns from Cape May County to Atlantic County, the Jersey Shore got slammed by Tropical Storm Isaias. Cleanup is well underway in Marmora after a tornado ripped through this area Tuesday morning. Residents are just grateful no one was severely injured. NWS Confirms Several Tornadoes Across Area After Tropical Storm Isaias Leaves Widespread Damage Down Shore This is what Marmora looks like in Cape May County after a tornado touched down. (credit: CBS3) “It sounded like a jet was like right over our roof. It was really loud, and that’s when we decided that we should probably seek shelter,” Liz Evans said. Thankfully, she was not injured and her...
    Prisons and jails number among the top hotspots for coronavirus outbreaks in the US - and new Harvard University research suggests that for every one person who goes into a jail, another two people in the communities they return to develop COVID-19.   By the end of last month at least 78,526 people had tested positive for coronavirus in US prisons.  It's no surprise that coronavirus can spread like wildfire in jails and prisons where hundreds or thousands of people live in close quarters and share communal bathrooms and dining areas.  But the Harvard study found that the impact of these outbreaks is not confined to the prison walls.  Instead, the high turnover rate with which people enter and exit jails...
    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...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The U.S. Census Bureau is wrapping up its count one month early.Americans in Chicago and across the country need to be tallied by Sept. 30.Census results affect how much funding and representation places get.Door-to-door canvassing, passing out flyers at church food giveaways and filling out forms online while people are in line mark Census Action Week in Cook County.Community groups and county officials are concentrating their efforts in neighborhoods with low participation, like Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side."As a whole as a community, we are still low, so we are trying one last push before the deadline," said Mayra Sarabia with Southwest Organizing Project.The U.S. Census deadline has been moved up. Originally Oct. 31, the U.S....
    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...
    According to highway patrol in Florida, in the morning, at approximately 830 a man discovered, on the edge of I95 in the southern direction, the body of a lifeless woman. The man had stopped at the edge of the highway, disagreeing with the authorities, because his car had broken down. This occurred at mile 127 between the Okeechobee midway rd exits and in St Lucie County. The man immediately called the authorities and it was highway patrol who arrived on the scene first. These notified the St Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives immediately began investigating the scene, covered the body with a tent, and it was after 12 noon that the coroner removed him from the scene. ...
    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...
    Heading to Minneapolis this weekend from points east? Drivers, take note. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Minnesota 280 and Interstate 35W for weekend road work. The closures begin 10 p.m. Friday and the road should reopen by 4 a.m. Monday. Highway ramps will close by 8 p.m. Friday. The road resurfacing is the latest segment in the five-part I-35W@94 project, which began in 2017 and wraps up in the fall of 2021.Related Articles Blue Line expansion project in Hennepin County hits roadblock Motorists should expect lane closures on I-35E in north metro starting Monday due to road work Two road closures in Woodbury, Oakdale to...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Isaias unleashed tornadoes, dangerous winds, and heavy rain sweeping through the Tri-State area with nearly as much power as it had after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.More than 12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias still had sustained top winds of 65 mph (105 kph). At 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, the storm's center was about 65 miles (105 km) west of New York City, where winds forced the Staten Island ferry and outdoor subway lines to shut down.More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported from North Carolina to New Jersey.EMBED More News Videos Viewer video from Paul Cassaccio shows a tornado in Marmora, New Jersey. A tornado watch...
    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...
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been plagued by a gang of deputies who sport tattoos with Nazi imagery and have infiltrated a station to enact civil rights abuses against the public, according to a claim made by a whistleblower. In a claim filed in June against Los Angeles County, Deputy Sheriff Austreberto Gonzalez details that roughly a fifth of the 100 deputies at the Compton Station (CPT) are a part of the gang - called the Executioners.  Another 20 deputies are considered to be 'prospects' or close associates of the gang, the filing states.  The filing has prompted a response from Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who took to Facebook to announce that the department was putting its foot down when...
    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...
    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local): Polling places have opened across Arizona for the state's primary election and are scheduled to remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday's election features few big-ticket races and most Arizona voters who plan to cast a ballot have already done so. Election officials across the state encouraged voters to request a mail ballot, and some areas expanded options for early voting to reduce crowds on Election Day. But those showing up to vote in person will find it looks different than elections of the past as the tradition of casting a ballot adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic. Maricopa County election officials dropped assigned polling places in metro Phoenix and...
    The "arbitrary" actions of local officials who insist in keeping schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic need to be "resisted," said Laura Ingraham on Monday, specifically blasting a recent order from Montgomery County health officials in Maryland. “Some unelected overpaid county official thinks that he has the unilateral authority to shut it all down?” Ingraham said during her monologue on “The Ingraham Angle.” Ingraham said that within 24 hours of the order to shut down schools, thousands of parents in the county – which consisted mostly of moms – mobilized to push back against the school shutdown order. “A Facebook page was set up, a protest was scheduled, and an online petition began. Official email addresses, phone numbers for all relevant officials were posted,” the...
    Waves filled with bioluminescent phytoplankton put on a blue light show at Seacliff State Beach shortly after midnight on Monday. Phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, are similar to terrestrial plants in that they contain chlorophyll and require sunlight in order to live and grow. Most phytoplankton are buoyant and float in the upper part of the ocean, where sunlight during the day penetrates the water. Related Articles 23 gorgeous Bay Area beaches to try as coronavirus keeps us closer to home Video shows sharks near unsuspecting surfers and swimmers off California coast Some celebrated July Fourth virtually while others packed beaches despite coronavirus surge Letters: Crowded beaches | Whites must fight racism...
    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...
    LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – People across Long Island are getting ready for Tropical Storm Isaias. Long Island officials expressed some cautious optimism when looking at the tracking of the storm, but are still urging folks to take the time now to prepare as we do with every storm of this kind. It’s expected to bring tropical storm-force winds and high tides that could flood not only the beach, but also low lying residential neighborhoods. Police choppers are still on patrol for sharks, but now there’s another danger below: Fierce rip currents, signaling the approach of Tropical Storm Isaias. The worst of it is expected Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning, prompting officials to warn South Shore residents to batten down...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With coronavirus cases on the rise in suburban Cook County, the Cook County Department of Public Health has issued more restrictive guidelines when it comes to certain settings. Those settings include bars, fitness clubs, and personal care businesses, among others. The department noted that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in suburban Cook County – particularly among young adults in their 20s. The overall daily case count is now back where it was in March, and COVID-19 cases among those in their 20s are now about 2.5 times higher than they were at the end of March. The age group now has the highest rates of COVID-19 in suburban Cook. As of this past Friday, there was...
    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...
    Florida coronavirus cases hit 491,884 on Monday after 4,752 new positives and 73 additional deaths of residents in the state were reported, the Health Department reported. In total, the results of 60,994 tests were reported with a positivity rate of 9.08%, with which, as in the report on Sunday, a figure below the target of 10 percent is shown. This had not happened since June 24. In the last week, 59,137 new cases have been reported: 4,752 on Monday; 7,104 on Sunday; 9,642 on Saturday; 9,007 on Friday; 9,956 on Thursday; 9,446 on Wednesday and 9,230 on Tuesday. Last week’s average positive for COVID-19 is 8,448 per day. Miami-Dade now has 123,644 cases and Broward 58,531. The two counties...
    SAN ANTONIO – **Editor’s note - “Unheard: Stories from the Alamo City” is a KSAT feature that gives our viewers the chance to tell their unique stories. The idea is to give a voice to the voiceless. Find more stories like this or share your powerful story on our Unheard page. The numbers continue to increase and hospital staff across the city are beginning to fear the worse. University Hospital hospitalist Dr. Kamyar Haghayeghi tells KSAT 12 that they are currently managing many more critically ill patients than they had four to five weeks ago. UTHealth hiring COVID-19 contract tracers in San Antonio with pay starting at $15 an hour “I’m taking care of the sickest patients I’ve ever seen,” Haghayeghi said....
    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...
    This week’s Facing South Florida focused the race for Miami-Dade County mayor. DeFede devoted the first half of the program to a one-on-one interview with mayoral candidate and current Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. The second half of the program was DeFede’s one-on-one interview with mayoral candidate and current Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo. Seven candidates will face off in the August 18th primary. Only two will move on to the general election in November. GUESTS: Miami-Dade Commissioners Daniella Levine Cava and Esteban Bovo
    Positive COVID-19 test rates are going up in Northampton, Easthampton, and Belchertown, while Amherst's positive test rate continues to decline, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive. On Aug. 1, Gov. Charlie Baker reported the state’s 7-day positive test rate was at 2.1 percent, up from a low of 1.7 percent earlier this month. (Massachusetts does not provide 7-day positive test rates for municipalities, only 14-day rates.) Every Hampshire County community met that 5 percent goal in the most recent reporting period released by the governor’s office on Friday, July 31. In Northampton the positive...
    Positive COVID-19 test rates are surging in Brookfield, North Brookfield, and Spencer, while Worcester's positive test rate is below the month's high in the city, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. Meanwhile, in West Brookfield and Webster, the 14-day COVID-19 positive test rate is going down. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive. On Aug. 1, Gov. Charlie Baker reported the state’s 7-day positive test rate was at 2.1 percent, up from a low of 1.7 percent earlier this month. (Massachusetts does not provide 7-day positive test rates for municipalities, only 14-day rates.) Every Worcester County community met that 5 percent...
    Positive COVID-19 test rates are going up, slowly, in Chicopee and Wilbraham, while West Springfield’s positive test rate continues to decline and Russell’s wildly high rate is starting to flatten out, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. Meanwhile, in Springfield, the 14-day COVID-19 positive test rate went up a little from last week to 2.9 percent, but it’s still below a high of 3.4 percent in the city earlier this month. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive. On Aug. 1, Gov. Charlie Baker reported the state’s 7-day positive test rate was at 2.1 percent, up from a low of 1.7...
    A black man erupted a group of Black Lives Matter activists, many of whom were white, for blocking a road in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, saying that they were obstructing his ability to go to work so he could provide for his family. “Hey look, I understand the [inaudible], I appreciate it, but I got to go to work, I’m black,” the man said. “I got to go to work. I got bills. I got kids. Get the f*** out my way. I’m about to air this b***h out. I got to go to work.” Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong tweeted out a video of the incident, writing, “A black man got out of his car in Austin...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thanks to a warm front pushing in from the north, the heat will return Sunday to close out the weekend. Expect temperatures to be in the mid-90s, with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm later in the day. With the high temperature expected to be 94, Anne Arundel County is opening four cooling centers. The following cooling centers will be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore 204 Pasadena Road, Pasadena 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater Stay up-to-date with the latest forecast by downloading the WJZ weather app.
    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:...
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – On any given day, somewhere in the canyons of cardboard and canned foods that make up the Westmoreland County Food Bank warehouse, you’ll find volunteer extraordinaire Sheila Dicroce. “I guess I feel the need to get back. I’ve been blessed all of my life, and I believe in volunteering,” she told KDKA. But Sheila isn’t just your average volunteer. As Westmoreland County Food Bank CEO Jennifer Miller put it: “Every food bank, every nonprofit, should have a Sheila.” Sheila, an unassuming woman from Export, has dedicated a lot of her time and effort to one thing: making sure no one goes hungry. But she has some tasks she likes more than others. Her favorite task at...
    (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...
    OXNARD, Calif. (KABC) -- Southern California communities are facing serious challenges. Putting food on the table shouldn't be one of them.ABC7's Feed SoCal program partners with local food banks to support our communities, particularly during this time of extraordinary need in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic."It's a really big help for us. From my heart, thank you very much for your help," said Eugene, an unemployed Oxnard resident who has two children. In order to feed his family, he depends on the weekly food distribution event at Oxnard College Park supported by Food Share Ventura County."We're going to be feeding 2,000 families right now," said Ventura County resident and volunteer Marlene Fuentes. "If we didn't have people donate, there...
    Public health officials in Los Angeles have announced the county’s first two cases of human West Nile virus this season. Both cases were among residents of the San Fernando Valley region, officials said. The first case involves an older adult in recovery after being hospitalized with a neuroinvasive disease in early July. This person had no underlying illness, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The second case was detected in late July in a healthy blood donor, officials said. The positive blood units were discarded. START CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING AT AGE 25, NOT 21, AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAYS IN UPDATE “West Nile virus continues to be a serious health threat to residents in Los Angeles County,”...
    “Take the sand, buy fuel and supply gas,” this is how the residents of South Florida prepare to face the threat of the arrival of Isaias in our state. In times of a pandemic, preparation has become a challenge for some residents. “Because of the economic situation we are going through, everything is very difficult, so preparing for this is a huge effort.” The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for the coastal areas of South Florida, so contingency plans for any eventuality are already being prepared in Miami-Dade. Carlos Giménez, mayor of Miami-Dade, assures that “we don’t want there to be any need to open shelters to be stormy but they are ready if something...
    A Florida man who allegedly bought a Porsche with a homemade cashier’s check was arrested when he pushed his luck the next day in a jeweler’s shop. Casey Kelley at the Destin Porsche dealership. (Walton County Sheriff’s Office)  Casey William Kelley, 42, of Wewahitchka, was arrested by Walton County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday after a Miramar Beach jeweler reported that he had used a fake cashier’s check for $61,521 in an attempt to purchase three Rolex watches the previous day. During the investigation, deputies learned that Kelley had bought a Porsche 911 Turbo on Monday from a dealership in Destin. The cashier’s check for that purchase — $139,203.05 — also turned out to be fraudulent, the sheriff’s report said. Kelley reportedly...
    EL PASO — When El Pasoans mark the one-year anniversary of the Walmart shooting Monday, attorney Yvonne Rosales will be one of hundreds of thousands of border residents reflecting on the tragedy afflicted on this city that claimed the lives of 23 people. But after the candlelight vigils dim, Rosales will be right back at the task she’s been preparing for since she was confirmed as the county’s incoming district attorney — how to take over an office that could prosecute the man authorities say is responsible for one of the worst mass shootings in Texas history. Rosales, an El Paso native who graduated from Austin High School and the University of Texas El Paso, will replace Jaime Esparza —...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Families finally have some answers about school this fall but it’s complicated. Gov. Tim Walz announced guidelines based on the number of cases in each county. With this plan, school districts will have to make the call to keep kids and families safe. WEB EXTRA: Read the full fall schools plan released Thursday. Russ Renner is ready to get his four children back to school in Lakeville. “As long as I know the schools can do it safely and they’re still taking precautions, I’m willing to send them back,” Renner said. For a district to reopen, it first has to look at the COVID-19 case numbers in its county for the last two weeks. That determines whether...
    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...
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County prosecutor declines to charge the former Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    According to the Martin County Health Department, 25% of the children tested have been positive, one in four children who have had a coronavirus test has tested positive. The latest information given by the Florida Department of Health shows that Martin County is where there is a higher percentage of minors who have tested positive for the coronavirus. As of July 24, Martin County had conducted 1,555 exams of which 25.3% had tested positive. These numbers are followed by Miami-Dade County, where they performed 30,712 tests with 19.6% of positive cases, Broward County with 26,840 tests and 17.1% of positive cases, and lastly, Palm Beach County with more than 15,000 tests. and 14.4% positives. Angelina Mclane, mother of 3...
    Miami-Dade County is already preparing for the possible effects of tropical storm Isaías this weekend, as most of South Florida is predicted to remain on the trajectory cone shown in reports this Thursday. . Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez said that all parks, marinas and golf courses will be closed as of Friday night. The county has prepared to handle a tropical storm or possible hurricane amid the coronavirus pandemic, storing supplies and adding shelter space. In all, the county has 82 shelters that could house 112,000 people, authorities said. Mayor Carlos Giménez urged residents to be prepared for what the storm may bring. “There is still a lot of uncertainty with the track,” said Giménez. In a tweet, he...
    (CNN)Of the 15 biggest school districts in the country, only one is offering schools the option of in-person instruction, and 10 of them have opted to begin the school year with online learning only.Three have opted for a hybrid: New York City, Chicago and Hawaii Public Schools.Coronavirus means many school bus riders could be left with no seatHillsborough County, Florida, the eighth-biggest district in the country, will announce its decision August 3. Its school board previously rejected a plan for virtual learning for the first nine weeks of school.Here's how the other large school districts, as of Thursday, are planning to reopen while grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.Offering parents a choiceRead MoreOrange County, Florida, the ninth-largest system, is offering a...
    Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, are urging residents to limit large gatherings, such as graduation ceremonies, warning that they are not safe and are not allowed under the county’s Phase Two coronavirus recovery plan. “We continue to urge people to have the smallest social gatherings,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “Don’t plan to invite 50 people over if you don’t need to invite 50 people over — keep the group small,” Elrich said. “Make sure that everybody keeps their masks on and make sure that people are maintaining physical distance from each other.” Under Phase Two, gatherings are limited to 50 people or fewer. Regarding high school graduations, Earl Stoddard, director of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland...
    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...
    A frontline Florida nurse who died in April after exposure to patients with the novel coronavirus did not have the virus, according to the recently released autopsy report. Danielle DiCenso, 33, who died on April 9, was thought to be one of the youngest casualties of the virus in Palm Beach County, passing away after exhibiting symptoms associated with the illness, including coughing and a fever. “She was on a shift where she had COVID patients, and she didn’t have a mask. She was very scared of going to work,” her husband, David, said. “It’s really sad. I have a 4-year-old, and he doesn’t have a mommy anymore,” he added. “It makes me really angry.” However, an autopsy report released by...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Texas’ southernmost county, Cameron, is home to just 1.5% of the state’s population, but it accounts for nearly 5% of its known COVID-19 fatalities. Cameron County — where 89% of residents are Hispanic and nearly a third live below the poverty line — stands out as just one stark example of widespread disparities in COVID-19 outcomes. Across Texas and the nation, the novel coronavirus is deadlier for communities of color and low-income communities. These disparities, and a wealth of other demographic information, became more apparent this week when new tallying methods at the state...
    CARROLL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — The superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools is recommending a mostly virtual start to the school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The school board met Wednesday weighing various options, including a hybrid of in-person and at-home learning, but no final decision has been made yet. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    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...
    (CNN)A Nevada sheriff told a local library system not to bother calling 911 after it expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement.That message came from Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley this week, a day before the county's public library system was set to discuss a proposed diversity statement that mentions they "support #BlackLivesMatter.""Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help," the sheriff wrote in a public letter to the library system Monday. "I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has...
    On Monday, Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley of Nevada advised the county library to “please .. not feel the need to call 911 for help,” given their apparent forthcoming support for the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, which explicitly calls for the defunding of police nationally. “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help,” Coverley wrote in a letter addressed to the Douglas County Public Library Board of Trustees. “I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has assisted you with in the past.”...
    John Baird’s love of the land came early. After contracting rheumatic fever as a boy, Baird was forced to miss a year of school. His mother, Helen, came up with a novel way to continue his education. She hired a forestry student to take him on expeditions, and the two would go into the woods and find fungus samples and identify trees. Friends and family members say those outdoor adventures led to a lifelong passion for land conservation for Baird, a Stillwater-area philanthropist and hobby farmer who helped found the Minnesota Land Trust. Baird died July 18 of natural causes at Boutwells Landing Senior Housing Complex in Oak Park Heights. He was 96. John Baird, a Stillwater-area philanthropist and hobby...
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    Two weeks ago, the Orange County Board of Education gained national attention when it endorsed reopening public schools without social distancing or face masks. Now, the board plans to file a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s public health officer, Sonia Y. Angell, asking that state orders be set aside that have most schools opening online in the fall. The suit will seek in-person teaching and the resumption of campus activities. The board voted 4-0 during a closed session Tuesday night, July 28, to file the lawsuit. “We have made the decision to put the needs of our students first by filing this lawsuit,” the board’s majority said in a statement. Trustee Beckie Gomez, who attended part of...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis at 10 a.m. PT. Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, County of Santa Clara COVID-19 Testing Officer, will also discuss the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the Latinx community. Related Articles Coronavirus: California breaks single-day death record, with fatalities all over the state Coronavirus: These 8 killers died on San Quentin’s Death Row 2 Bay Area artists offer starkly different takes COVID-19 pandemic Cloverleaf Family Bowl knocked down by coronavirus Screen time and kids: Parents need to worry less about hours logged
    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...
    Today is Wednesday July 29 and these are the main news of the day: 1.- Behind bars ended the mother of two girls, ages 6 and 8, who were injured outside a market in Hialeah. According to the police, a bullet fired by the security guard of the place hit one of them and the other was wounded by the windows of the window after a robbery to the market in which the woman and a man were allegedly involved. 2.- A survey reveals that 51 percent of tenants in Florida face eviction due to the inability to pay rent. It is a two-sided problem, as tenants are left with nowhere to live and landlords have no way...
    California authorities are investigating the death of a man found engulfed in flames on the side of a highway last week. Jerry Mungaray, 40, was discovered burning in a fire near Sargent Crossing and Highway 101 about 2:50 a.m. last Friday, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. Mungaray was taken to the Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center and later pronounced dead, authorities said. Jasmine Richards, who identified herself as Mungaray’s sister in a Facebook post, said her brother was last seen Thursday night arguing with occupants of two cars outside of a 7-Eleven in Gilroy. “We are asking for help [to] get these sick people off the street,” Richards wrote. “Jerry was a son, grandson, brother,...
    “If you want to file a lawsuit, file the lawsuit because here we have 10,000 lawsuits in Miami Dade County.” This was the response of Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez to his Miami city counterpart Francis Suárez, who this morning at a press conference announced that he was considering the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Miami Dade County. “We are investigating the possibility of a lawsuit against Miami Dade County or another legal vehicle for negotiating in bad faith regarding funds to go to federal stimulus cities,” Suarez said. Mayor Suarez accused the county of allegedly withholding funds from the CARES law to combat the coronavirus in Miami. Suarez says that Miami has $ 81 million. ...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s birth place for tens of thousands of Chicagoans. A building so famous, it was even home to a hit TV show. But now, the old Cook County Hospital has been repurposed as a hotel. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got a first look inside. How many people can proudly say they were born at Cook County Hospital?  Thousands. The building was falling apart. Its roof famously leaking, squatters broke in. Today,  it’s impressive on the inside, but it’s on the outside where it really shines. Its nickname was Chicago’s Ellis Island, providing medical care often to citizens without means, but by the early 2000’s Cook County Hospital was a historic but empty aging structure From the street it’s...
    For several weeks now, we've had doctors on Eyewitness News answering our questions each day about the coronavirus.If you have a question, please submit it in the form below. You can find more information about the coronavirus at abc7.com/covidhelp.Doctors who have appeared on Eyewitness News include:Dr. Anthony Cardillo, CEO of Mend Urgent Care, and an ER specialistDr. Daisy Dodd, infectious disease specialist with Kaiser PermanenteDr. Jose Mayorga, director of UCI Family Health CenterDr. Nicholas Testa, Chief Medical Officer with Dignity Health Southern CaliforniaDr. Veronica Contreras, with AltamedDr. David Carlisle with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and ScienceDr. Anu Seshadri with UCLA Health.
    Can you get the coronavirus twice? Scientists don’t know for sure yet, but they believe it’s unlikely. Health experts think people who had COVID-19 will have some immunity against a repeat infection. But they don’t know how much protection or how long it would last. There have been reports of people testing positive for the virus weeks after they were believed to have recovered, leading some to think they may have been reinfected. More likely, experts say people were suffering from the same illness or the tests detected remnants of the original infection. There’s also the chance tests could have been false positives. Scientists say there has been no documented instance of a patient spreading the virus to others after...
    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...
    There seems to be no low to which sheriffs in California won’t stoop to fight off even a modicum of oversight. The latest example, of course, comes from L.A. County’s very own Alex Villanueva. Apparently irked by Supervisor Hilda Solis, who recently dared to point out the obvious, saying that law enforcement engages in clear patterns of race-based brutality, the sheriff questioned whether she was trying to create distrust between his department and the community. Never mind that one of his deputies shot a Latino teenager, Andres Guardado, five times in the back last month and the sheriff is refusing to release any information. “I don’t know,” Villanueva said of Solis, streaming live on Facebook. “Are you trying to...
    San Mateo County now stands alone in the greater Bay Area, an island surrounded by others whose surging coronavirus cases landed them on California’s COVID-19 monitoring list that requires closure of everything from indoor classrooms, offices and shopping malls to gyms, churches, hair salons and barbershops. Not San Mateo County. As of Monday, you could still go inside for a haircut from East Palo Alto to Pacifica or even workout inside a fitness center in Redwood City. And for the moment, San Mateo County stands as the only place in the region that can welcome students back to classrooms without special permission. But there is little cause for celebration. Local officials and businesses expect they may land on the list...