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A Long Island county’s legislature will vote on bill that would allow police to sue protesters and seek damages up to $50,000

A Long Island county’s legislature will vote on bill that would allow police to sue protesters and seek damages up to $50,000

The Nassau County, New York, legislature will vote on a bill Monday that would allow all first responders, including police officers, to sue protesters and seek damages of up to $50,000. If the bill passes, first responders would be able to sue individuals they believe harassed, injured, menaced or assaulted them due to their status…MORE

A West Hollywood salon celebrates nurses with free makeovers

A West Hollywood salon celebrates nurses with free makeovers

Five nurses who’ve seen the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic up close were treated to a reprieve this weekend when they received free makeovers at a salon in West Hollywood, California. “I’m so grateful to the community because nurses rarely take care of themselves,” UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center nurse Dahlia Maldonado told CNN. The…MORE

Authorities are investigating after four people died in a California helicopter crash

Authorities are investigating after four people died in a California helicopter crash

Four people died after a helicopter crashed in California Sunday, authorities said. The aircraft crashed before 1:15 p.m. PST north of Sacramento, according to a news release from the Colusa County Sheriff Department. CCSD deputies and fire personnel discovered all victims deceased on the scene, although their cause of death is not yet known and…MORE

A California mother died after being shot in front of 6-year-old daughter. Police think it could be a case of mistaken identity

A California mother died after being shot in front of 6-year-old daughter. Police think it could be a case of mistaken identity

A California mother died after being shot in front of her 6-year-old daughter last week, in what authorities said could be a case of mistaken identity. Jacqueline Flores, 25, was parked with her daughter in the backseat of her vehicle in Fresno on July 27 when she was shot in the head, according to a…MORE

A Covid-19 outbreak in Provincetown helped change the CDC’s mask guidance. Here’s what residents learned and how they’re responding

A Covid-19 outbreak in Provincetown helped change the CDC’s mask guidance. Here’s what residents learned and how they’re responding

The July 4 holiday is always a huge celebration in the small town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, with a long lineup of parties and festivities that usually bring in thousands of visitors from across the country to the top edge of Cape Cod. “That’s what we kind of say is the official start of summer,” said…MORE

91 wildfires are now burning across the US, with Oregon’s Bootleg Fire growing to over 400,000 acres

91 wildfires are now burning across the US, with Oregon’s Bootleg Fire growing to over 400,000 acres

Seven new large fires were reported Sunday, bringing the total number of wildfires raging in the United States to 91, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). More than 1.8 million acres have burned since these fires began, the NIFC said. More than 22,300 wildland firefighters and incident management teams are involved in battling…MORE

Louisiana man arrested after allegedly killing his grandmother and stabbing his mom, sheriff’s office says

Louisiana man arrested after allegedly killing his grandmother and stabbing his mom, sheriff’s office says

A Louisiana man allegedly killed his grandmother before wounding his mother and three other people in multiple incidents in Baton Rouge Sunday morning, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says. The sheriff’s office said it responded to a call reporting domestic violence at around 9 a.m. and found the suspect’s grandmother dead when they arrived.…MORE

The 2019 Golden Ray shipwreck off Georgia’s Jekyll Island is leaking oil
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The 2019 Golden Ray shipwreck off Georgia’s Jekyll Island is leaking oil

Teams are working to clean up an oil spill that happened during work on the Golden Ray shipwreck near Georgia’s Jekyll and St. Simons islands on Saturday. The spill occurred during “weight-shedding operations” of the shipwreck, which capsized off of Georgia’s shores in September 2019, according to a news release from St. Simons Sound Incident…MORE

5 wounded in early morning shooting near Bourbon Street in New Orleans, police say

5 wounded in early morning shooting near Bourbon Street in New Orleans, police say

A shooting in the French Quarter section of New Orleans left five people injured early Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Department told CNN in an email. Officers responded to the call near Bourbon Street and Orleans Street shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Five victims were involved in the incident, and one…MORE

‘Kayak Court’ provides the homeless with access to legal services in Salt Lake City
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‘Kayak Court’ provides the homeless with access to legal services in Salt Lake City

Court workers in Salt Lake City are helping the unsheltered resolve their outstanding cases by taking the legal process to homeless encampments. “Kayak Court” was named by Judge Jeanne Robison and her friend Kim Russo, who is a social worker. They frequently kayak down the Jordan River where there are several camps for people experiencing…MORE