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Tybee Island lightning strike kills a 15-year-old swimmer

Tybee Island lightning strike kills a 15-year-old swimmer

A 15-year-old girl died Saturday after she was struck by lightning while swimming off the coast of Georgia, according to the Tybee Island Police Department. Police say they got a 911 call around 2:37 p.m. about a female who possibly had been struck. Firefighters and lifeguards performed CPR on the girl. She was taken to…MORE

A man crashed his car after a cicada hit him in the face

A man crashed his car after a cicada hit him in the face

Cicadas have no boundaries. A man in Cincinnati, Ohio, told police he crashed his car into a pole because a cicada flew in through an open window and smacked him in the face. The driver is OK, Cincinnati police tweeted. The department posted a video showing officers interacting with the man after the crash. An…MORE

Steph and Ayesha Curry help remodel an Oakland elementary school playground

Steph and Ayesha Curry help remodel an Oakland elementary school playground

Students at an Oakland elementary school will be playing on a new playground when they return to school thanks to NBA star Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha. The Curry family along with their foundation, Eat. Learn. Play., the Oakland Unified School District, The CarMax Foundation and KABOOM! teamed up to remodel Franklin Elementary School’s…MORE

Colorado officials observe gray wolf pups for the first time in about 80 years

Colorado officials observe gray wolf pups for the first time in about 80 years

Spotting cute pups is worth celebrating any day, but in Colorado it’s historic. For the first time since the 1940s, a litter of gray wolves has been seen in Colorado. Officials began tracking two adult wolves named “John” and “Jane” earlier this year. Fast-forward a few months, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff saw “John” and…MORE

Cincinnati shooting wounds 4 people — including 2 children

At least four people, including a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old, were wounded in a shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, according to local police. The two children are in critical condition, “with one sustaining possible life-threatening injuries,” Emily Szink, a spokesperson for the Cincinnati Police, said in a statement. Two adults, described as men in…MORE

Over 69 pounds of cocaine discovered on cruise ship

Over 69 pounds of cocaine discovered on cruise ship

A cruise ship’s security services discovered 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board the vessel last week and turned over the haul to US Customs and Border Protection officers upon docking at a Florida port, CBP said in a statement. Cruise officials alerted CBP officers assigned to Port Everglades seaport that a vessel inspection had found…MORE

Many turned to libraries during the pandemic for free Wifi and other services. Will these venerable public institutions get the credit they deserve?

Many turned to libraries during the pandemic for free Wifi and other services. Will these venerable public institutions get the credit they deserve?

Ramses Escobedo probably wouldn’t call himself a hero. But during the pandemic, he was asked to act in some heroic ways. Escobedo, a bilingual Spanish-English librarian, manages a branch of the San Francisco Public Library. For more than a year, however, Escobedo hasn’t been lending out books. Instead, he’s worked with a Covid-19 contact tracer…MORE

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