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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

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

A person who attended a St. Louis County Council meeting last week where officials voted to overturn a mask mandate has tested positive for Covid-19, officials said Saturday. “Out of an abundance of caution it is recommended that anyone who attended the council meeting quarantine for the next nine days and monitor their symptoms,” the…MORE

‘Do it for the people you care about’: Florida woman urges people to get vaccinated after losing her dad and brother to Covid-19 the same week
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‘Do it for the people you care about’: Florida woman urges people to get vaccinated after losing her dad and brother to Covid-19 the same week

Payten McCall, 24, and her family were afraid to get vaccinated, but now she’s urging people not to make that mistake after losing her oldest brother and her dad to Covid-19. Her dad, Mark McCall, 60, died early Friday morning in the Covid ward of a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital where her mom, Sherry McCall, 58,…MORE

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