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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will temporarily halt C Line (Green) service between the Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations from Friday to Saturday for construction to connect the future Crenshaw/LAX Line. Construction is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Friday and conclude at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. A free bus...
    While a hotly contested primary is playing out across the Mississippi River in the Minneapolis-based 5th Congressional District, most of the legislative and congressional races in Tuesday’s intra-party elections in the east metro are relatively sleepy affairs. As television viewers across the Twin Cities are bombarded by campaign commercials for U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — People who refuse to wear masks in downtown Nashville can now end up behind bars. A man was charged with violating health regulations after Tennessee authorities said they twice spotted him defying the capital city's mask order on the same day that police committed to stricter enforcement. Joseph Bryant, 61, was...
    What pandemic? No one knows when the COVID-19 crisis will pass, but the Mile High City real estate scene continues to operate at a fever pitch, with the average closing price for a house in July, as calculated by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, landing at $601,863, an all-time record. This number is even...
    SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio has added a new school safety indicator to its COVID-19 dashboard to help school districts and parents understand the current risk level to reopening schools to in-person learning. The indicator, which was revealed Wednesday during a virtual town hall hosted by the city, shows the current risk...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Restaurants in Louisville will be allowed to expand outdoor dining into parking areas under a new Metro Government ordinance. City officials said the ordinance will ease strain on restaurants that have limited indoor seating during the pandemic. “The new on-street dining option will give restaurants the chance to serve more customers...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio residents continue to feel the effects of the pandemic as Bexar County added 340 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The additional cases bring the local total to 41,614. Some of the new cases were backlogged due to the county transitioning into the state’s health reporting software, Bexar County Judge Nelson...
    A record number of people from the country's largest metropolitan areas, including New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, are flocking to smaller, more affordable cities amid the coronavirus pandemic, new data reveals.  A recent report by real estate company Redfin shows 27.4 per cent of website users were looking to move to smaller metro...
    CHATFIELD STATE PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– Rescue crews recovered the body of the drowning victim Wednesday morning at Chatfield State Park. The 18-year-old drowned July 31 while swimming. (credit: South Metro Fire) The teenager, who friends and family have identified as Aric Whitacre, never resurfaced last Friday when he and another swimmer had trouble near the...
    A female Metro-North conductor was assaulted by a Fairfield County man after being told to move to a different car, MTA officials said. The conductor instructed Bridgeport resident Elijah Sampson that he was sitting in a car that was closed to the public at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, and he was prompted...
    Two senior Louisville officials have walked out of Metro Council meeting after refusing to answer questions about the mayor's handling of protests in the wake of Breonna Taylor's death. Louisville Metro Police acting Chief Robert Schroeder and Public Safety Chief Amy Hess were appearing at the Council's Government Oversight and Audit Committee on Monday but left...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sunflowers are popping up all over the northwest metro, and there’s a pretty special reason behind them all. From high in the sky to down on the ground the sunflowers are captivating from every single angle. The flowers are attracting bees and attracting humans like Alicia LaHaye of Dayton. “We live down...
    Was it operator error or a technical glitch that caused a Metro Red Line train derailment in Silver Spring, Maryland, last month? Preliminary evidence has yet to reveal the answer, but it is providing clues as to what caused the July 7 derailment along Colesville Road. It shows the train operator moved the train past...
    DENVER (CBS4)– A bright object seen floating in the skies east of Denver caught a lot of attention. The mysterious object was seen in the sky on Monday. (credit: CBS) Several people called the CBS4 newsroom about the object while CBS4 photojournalist Jeremiah Bellile captured video of it. A group called the Loon Project...
     DENVER(CBS4)- Looking over the Denver metro area from a distance you may have noticed a little haze over the area for the last few days. This is a combination of pollution and ground level ozone. CBS4 Lookout Mtn Cam (credit:CBS4) The current weather pattern has kept this haze locked in place over the Platte River Valley...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Staff at Metropolitan State University of Denver may be furloughed to help manage a $14 million budget shortfall. Metro State is set to start classes on Aug. 17, 90% of classes will be remote. The Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute facility at Metro State University (credit CBS) The university said mandatory furloughs will...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Monday night. Here are a few of the...
    San Antonio – Duplicate entries and out-of-county cases were behind the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s removal of 619 COVID-19 cases from Bexar County’s running tally over the weekend. While the city reported 524 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the running tally actually dropped by 95 cases, from 41,177 on Saturday to 41,082 —a 619...
    Hundreds of people gathered for a party in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, but police failed to issue citations despite a social distancing mandate amid the coronavirus pandemic. Videos shared on social media showed the bash on Fern Street in the east of the city with no apparent attempt to even hide what was going on...
    (CBS4) – The search for a missing swimmer in Chatfield Reservoir is continuing. Crews were out all morning looking for a teenager who went in the water on Friday and never resurfaced. The search was called off for the day in the early afternoon and was set to get going again on Tuesday. Part of...
    (CBS4) – Multiple Colorado firefighting agencies have sent some of their own personnel to help fight the Apple Fire burning in southern California. More than 26,000 acres have burned in the San Bernardino National Forest. CHERRY VALLEY, CA – AUGUST 01: Flames and heavy smoke approach on a western front of the Apple Fire, consuming brush...
    (CBS4) – The search for a missing swimmer in Chatfield Reservoir is continuing on Monday. Crews were out all morning looking for a teenager who went in the water on Friday and never resurfaced. Part of the shoreline was off limits while authorities did their work, but the entire reservoir wasn’t shut down. Crews were...
    July Denver began in tragic fashion in metro Denver, with the deaths of eight people in eight days, including three juveniles and a fourth teen over a four-day span — among them Davarie Armstrong, who was about to start his senior year at Denver's South High School. And the month ended in similar fashion, with...
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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) –  A brush fire caused some tense moments in Douglas County late Saturday afternoon. The flames burned about 4 to 5 acres north of Warbonnet Trail which is northeast of Parker. Firefighters were able to stop the flames before any homes were damaged. Update – Several acres burning north of War...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – South Metro firefighters say a brush fire ignited in Douglas County on Saturday. Smoke can be seen from Parker. The fire is on War Bonnet Trail. Several acres have burned, but no structures are damaged. Update – Several acres burning north of War Bonnet Trl. Structure protection in place and firefighters...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection to a police pursuit of a stolen vehicle in the north metro Saturday afternoon. According to the St. Paul Police Department, officers began a pursuit at 3:12 p.m. after spotting a stolen vehicle out of Minneapolis. Authorities say they didn’t have an exact starting...
    CHATFIELD STATE PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – A search and recovery operation resumed at Chatfield State Park early Saturday morning. Colorado Parks and Wildlife sent a Marine Evidence Recovery Team out at 2 a.m. Our Marine Evidence Recovery Team searched for the missing person at Chatfield State Park into the 2 a.m. hour overnight. They are...
    SAN ANTONIO – Public health departments across the nation have been criticized in some form over its response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. There have been concerns over whether Metro Health hired enough case investigators and contact tracers at the beginning of the pandemic to track the spread of...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District will issue an amended health directive next week that will include recommendations to guide school districts on safe restarting of face-to-face instruction. The announcement comes the same day that Gov. Greg Abbott and other top GOP state leaders released a statement saying that local health authorities...
    CHATFIELD STATE PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– The South Metro Fire Rescue Dive Team rushed to the swim beach at Chatfield State Park on Friday afternoon. One adult was reported missing near the swim beach at 3:22 p.m. Dive Rescuers are on the water and being assisted by @CPW_NE Rangers. The last seen point has been marked...
    Drivers on Interstate 35E should expect to be delayed by a road construction project starting Monday. The intermittent lane closures will be on the freeway between County Road E in Vadnais Heights and 80th Street in Lino Lakes. Workers will be repairing shoulders from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Aug. 14, according to the...
    Scotts Run South, the massive development planned atop the McLean Metro station in Tysons, is starting to come together. Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors approved plans Tuesday for a 25-story mixed-use building, which is just one piece of a planned 6.8 million square feet of development on the 36-acre Scotts Run South site. The building...
    A 64-year-old French man was attacked by a lion that tore part of his arm off during a luxury safari with his wife in Tanzania — and is now suing the British company that organized the trip, according to a report. Patrick Fourgeaud, 64, and his wife Brigitte, 63, awoke to the sight of the...
    “ ‘Sell city, buy country.’ ” The spreading coronavirus pandemic is having a considerable impact on the U.S. housing market by shaping consumer sentiment and behavior. The public health crisis has made many consumers reassess their priorities regarding what they’re looking for when buying a home. Home buyers increasingly are looking to less...
    A BBC reporter in England is facing backlash for using the N-word during a news broadcast to describe a racist attack against a Black man.  Hide “Just to warn you, you’re about to hear highly abusive language,” social affairs reporter Fiona Lamdin says in a disclaimer, according to a clip of the broadcast, shared by...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Transportation announced Thursday, weekend construction scheduled in Metro Detroit. MDOT says weather affects all work and may cause delays or cancellations. Here’s the list of weekend construction: I-94: – Macomb – WB I-94, County Line to M-19/New Haven, 1 LANE OPEN, Fri 9am-Sun 5pm. – Macomb – EB...
              Nashville Metro At-Large Council Member Steve Glover wondered this week if certain residents of Davidson County who lean right politically will have a say selecting a new police chief to replace the retiring Steve Anderson. This, as Mayor John Cooper on Tuesday announced what he called a roadmap...
    CENTREVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in Illinois’ Metro East region are facing a major public health crisis because of persistent flooding and sewage problems, the state’s two U.S. senators said in a letter sent Wednesday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Democrats Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin asked the federal agency to enforce environmental laws,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Days after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg told KSAT that Metro Health’s directive on schools should apply to private and religious schools, one local Christian school’s leaders decided to challenge it in court. On Friday, Cornerstone Church Pastor John Hagee, along with other church leaders and Cornerstone Christian School parents, filed a...
    DETROIT (AP) – An indoor wedding reception in southeastern Michigan that had more than 100 people in attendance has been linked to five confirmed COVID-19 cases, officials said Wednesday. Wayne County’s Public Health Division is investigating the July 18 event at Crystal Gardens Banquet Hall in Southgate. Those confirmed to have the coronavirus have been...
    Officers with the Humane Rescue Alliance found Ladybell, a senior-aged pitbull, near the Metro tracks in Northeast D.C. on July 12, suffering grievous injuries. Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance Ladybell was rushed into emergency surgery and is now recovering in the care of a foster home. Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance Ladybell was rushed...
    Asked their preferences, most telecommuting workers surveyed in the Twin Cities metro said they’d prefer to keep working remotely at least a few days per week. Vehicular travel across the metro remains 20 percent below normal, and work commutes by car have dropped 58 percent during the pandemic. Even bike commuting is down 67 percent....
    The Urgency Room, an urgent and emergency care facility, is now offering COVID-19 nasal swab testing at its three locations on a walk-in basis. The Urgency Room had previously limited COVID testing to its Woodbury site, but testing has now expanded to the Vadnais Heights and Eagan locations due to increased demand. Qualifying patients include...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- As reopening across New York continues and enters different phases, LIRR and Metro-North are making adjustments to service.Face coverings are required for all customers and employees.Metro-North RailroadMetro-North is increasing service on the Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven lines as ridership increases during the region's reopening.West of the Hudson, Pascack Valley and...
    The Washington Metro transit system is losing millions per day in revenue due to depressed ridership during the coronavirus pandemic, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said Tuesday, warning that more federal funding is needed to avert deep cuts. At a news conference hosted by the American Public Transportation Association, Wiedefeld warned the drying up of federal...