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Dayton will mark mass shooting anniversary virtually amid Covid-19 pandemic

Dayton will mark mass shooting anniversary virtually amid Covid-19 pandemic

One year ago, a man unleashed a barrage of bullets on a bustling Dayton, Ohio, nightspot, killing nine people, including his sister Megan and forever changing the Oregon District. Seventeen other people were injured by gunfire that night, as well as more than two dozen who sustained injuries in the stampede that followed. In the…

13 St. Louis Cardinals players and staff tested positive for Covid-19, MLB says

13 St. Louis Cardinals players and staff tested positive for Covid-19, MLB says

Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six team staffers have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week, Major League Baseball announced Monday. As a result of the positive tests, the Cardinals’ four-game series against the Detroit Tigers, set for Tuesday to Thursday, has been postponed. The Cardinals have been in quarantine since last Thursday…

Illinois community leaders want to abolish history lessons in schools

Illinois community leaders want to abolish history lessons in schools

An Illinois lawmaker and community leaders are calling for the immediate removal of history books and suspension of history lessons in their school districts because they say current materials and lesson plans “lead to white privilege and a racist society.” State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford joined a group of Evanston leaders Sunday to ask the…

A dozen people hospitalized after hot air balloon crash in Wyoming

A dozen people hospitalized after hot air balloon crash in Wyoming

Twelve people were hospitalized in Wyoming on Monday after a hot air balloon crash, officials said. Three hot air balloons carrying a total of 36 people crashed into the ground on Monday morning, according to Jackson Hole Fire Chief Brady Hansen. Hansen said authorities received a call just after 8 a.m. local time that three…

Leaked police bodycam video shows new details of George Floyd’s fatal arrest

Leaked police bodycam video shows new details of George Floyd’s fatal arrest

In partial footage obtained by the Daily Mail from the body cameras worn by two of the now-former Minneapolis police officers involved in the arrest of George Floyd, a panicked Floyd can be seen struggling with officers while in the back of a squad car in the minutes before his death, saying, “I can’t breathe.”…

A second Houston firefighter has died of coronavirus

A second Houston firefighter has died of coronavirus

Another Houston firefighter has died due to complications from Covid-19. The Houston Fire Department announced on Monday that Gerado “Jerry” Pacheco, a firefighter paramedic, passed away after battling the virus. He was 50. “The Houston Fire Department is saddened to report Firefighter Paramedic Gerado ‘Jerry’ Pacheco, 50, died this morning, August 3, 2020, after battling…

Two teens in Florida die of coronavirus complications

Two teens in Florida die of coronavirus complications

Two teenagers in Florida have died from Covid-19 complications, according to data posted by the¬†Florida Department of Health.¬†The teens were between the ages of 14 and 17, the department said. This brings the total number of minors who have died in relation to the virus in Florida to seven. The others were a 9-year-old girl…

NHL announces no Covid-19 cases during first week of return to play

NHL announces no Covid-19 cases during first week of return to play

The National Hockey League resumed its season over the weekend and so far, so good. The league announced in a release on Monday that it has received no positive Covid-19 test results during its first week back inside the two hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton. All 24 teams entered the hub cities on July…