Breckenridge, TXPosted byBreckenridge Texan
The Breckenridge Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a special meeting shortly after noon today, June 24, to discuss several proposed employment contracts, but before their discussions began, Arlene Hernandez addressed the board regarding the recent situation involving alleged improper electronic communications between a BISD employee and a recently graduated student.
Miami-dade County, FLPosted byABC News
At least three people are dead as many as 99 are unaccounted after a 12-story residential building partially collapsed in Miami-Dade County.
Florida StatePosted byCNN
Search continues into the night with almost 100 people unaccounted for in deadly Florida building collapse
An intense search and rescue effort will continue through the night after part of a 12-story residential building collapsed early Thursday in the South Florida town of Surfside, killing at least one and leaving almost 100 people unaccounted for.
Florida StatePosted byAxios Tampa Bay
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) declared a state of emergency after a portion of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to AP.The latest: The executive order will allow for federal assistance as the state continues its search-and-rescue operations. Officials have accounted for 102 people who lived in the high-rise Champlain Towers South, but 99 people remained unaccounted for by mid-afternoon, said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County at a press conference.Earlier Thursday, President Biden said that federal resources, including assistance from FEMA, were "ready to go" to respond to the collapse,...
The delta variant now accounts for at least 20% of all new Covid cases in the U.S., according to the CDC. The variant has a doubling rate of about two weeks, setting it on a path to become the dominant strain in the U.S. in a few weeks, White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday appeared skeptical of arguments to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over baseless 2020 election claims made by Trump allies Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and the MyPillow Guy. The voting system company sued the trio for $1.3 billion each...
A San Bernardino County sheriff’s sergeant was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, authorities said. Marc Goodwin, 43, was taken into custody by the Fontana Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit after it pursued information gathered by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alleging that Goodwin had electronically transmitted an image containing possible child pornography.
Philadelphia, PAPosted byNBC News
Police in Philadelphia this week released video of a daytime shooting that wounded a 3-year-old boy and left two men dead, including the boy's father, authorities said. Detectives Thursday continued to look for at least two suspects captured on camera during last Saturday’s shooting that killed Raquane Wright and Evan Baylor.
Wisconsin StatePosted byThe Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Retired police officers hired by Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos are being paid $3,200 a month to investigate “potential irregularities and/or illegalities” in the 2020 presidential election, contracts obtained by The Associated Press show. The investigators will be paid $9,600 each over three months to...
POTUSNew York Post
President Biden on Thursday said that COVID-19 killed more Americans than all wars of the past century combined — including the US war in Iran, which never happened. The apparent gaffe during a speech in North Carolina followed a bizarre presidential performance at the White House, where Biden loudly whispered several replies to reporters while discussing a bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Daytona Beach, FLPosted byCNN
A manhunt is underway after a police officer was shot Wednesday in Daytona Beach, Florida, authorities said.
Georgia StatePosted bySCDNReports
Georgia State Police are on high alert as it has been confirmed that the fugitive is in their state. Several police agencies searched for a suspect after a Daytona Beach police officer was shot in the head and critically injured.
A Massachusetts woman was killed after her minivan crashed into a truck in Pelham, New Hampshire, according to police. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on Mammoth Road near Angus Way, police in Pelham said. A 30-year-old Dracut woman was driving a Toyota Sienna when investigators believe she crossed to the other side and hit a Ford F-650 driven by a 63-year-old man from Norwood, Massachusetts.
Top US general rejected Trump suggestions military should 'crack skulls' during protests last year, new book claims
The top US general repeatedly pushed back on then-President Donald Trump's argument that the military should intervene violently in order to quell the civil unrest that erupted around the country last year. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley often found he was the lone voice of opposition to those demands during heated Oval Office discussions, according to excerpts of a new book, obtained by CNN, from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender.
Posted byThe Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska faces the prospect of a partial government shutdown next week amid an ongoing legislative dispute over how much to pay residents in the form of an annual dividend from the state’s nest-egg oil-wealth fund. The long-simmering debate has divided traditional political alliances and become more...
Saratoga Springs, NYPosted byCrimeOnline
A group of teens in New York is reportedly filming themselves attacking random people and posting the footage to Snapchat. According to WNYT, a group of juveniles followed a 16-year-old girl and her male friend at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs before yelling profanities and assaulting the girl. The victim’s mother said the group was comprised of two twin girls and about 15 boys.
Michigan StatePosted byThe Hill
The Michigan state Senate has voted to end extra federal unemployment benefits that were put in place during the pandemic. The decision to end the $300 weekly federal unemployment benefit was voted along party lines with all Republicans and no Democrats voting for the measure, The Associated Press reported. The...
Congress & CourtsPosted byCNN
Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber arrested as pressure mounts to call out Manchin over filibuster
Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson and social justice activist Rev. William Barber II were arrested this week during a Capitol Hill protest over voting rights and the filibuster's abolition.
Fort Worth, TXPosted byAmy Christie
Fort Worth mom taken to urgent care by neighbor after no answer to 911 call: "I ran into the street, screamed for help"
The dire need for more 911 call-takers was highlighted this week in Fort Worth, after a mother shared how she couldn’t get anyone to help her on the line. All this was happening while her daughter needed treatment urgently, as WFAA reports.