Jerry Beck

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Katie Ledecky Dominates Competition Ahead of Olympics, and Swim Fans Are Buzzing

The Olympic swimming trials took place in Omaha on Wednesday night, and it's safe to say that Katie Ledecky came out on top. The swimmer, who is the most decorated female swimmer of all time, won two different races in her bid to go to the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, per NBC Sports. Based on the reactions amongst those who watched the Olympic swimming trials play out, they were blown away by Ledecky's performances.
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What is a Texas Silver Alert?

The Texas Silver Alert was created by the state in 2007 to notify the public about a missing older adults with a condition such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. When a Silver Alert is issued, the alert disseminates information about the person, including physical description, what they were wearing and where they were last seen.
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GTA Online shutting down on PS3 and Xbox 360 this December

Eight years after launching, GTA Online — the online multiplayer component to Grand Theft Auto V — is finally shutting down on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This also includes the website stat tracking for these consoles via the Rockstar Games Social Club. Those who are still playing GTA Online...
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'Abnormal' temperatures bake Arizona, California, Western US in triple digits. Expect more heat waves in the future, experts warn.

A long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures on Wednesday, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal in the Western U.S. The National Weather Service, the U.S. government agency that provides weather forecasts and severe weather warnings, announced Wednesday that more than 40 million people in the Western region are under a heat advisory or excessive heat warning. At least 11 states reported triple-digit temperatures, Accuweather confirmed.
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Ryan Fan

I'm Bad at Keeping in Touch, But I'm Not a Bad Friend

Since I graduated from college, I haven’t done the best with keeping in touch with a lot of my friends. I have a select few that I talk to daily, but it’s only a couple. There were people I interacted with every single day, who helped me through my string of personal problems and vice versa, but I don’t check in with them frequently.

Intex Giant Gator Ride-On

This BIG Intex Giant Gator Ride-On is made for water fun this summer!. Bring a little colorful, friendly gator fun to your next pool or lake adventure with this delightful inflatable. Room for multiple riders; constructed of durable, 12-gauge vinyl with two air chambers. Includes repair patch kit. Measures 45...
Spokane, WAFOX 28 Spokane

FOUND: Spokane police locate missing 62-year-old man

SPOKANE, Wash. – Officials are asking the public for help finding a missing 62-year-old man who has dementia. According to the public safety alert, he was last seen at 3117 W. Dalton Avenue in Spokane. He is described as 300 pounds and has silver hair. He was last seen wearing...

City Selects Ayodele Nzinga as Inaugural Poet Laureate

Poet, playwright, and community activist Ayodele Nzinga was selected as Oakland’s inaugural poet laureate, city officials announced on June 11. Nzinga is the founding producer and director of the West Oakland theater company Lower Bottom Playaz, established in 1999. She’s also the founding director of Black Arts Movement Business District Community Development Corporation, which produces BAMBDFEST, an international arts and cultural festival celebrating the arts in the Black community.
PoliticsFOX 28 Spokane

What is Juneteenth? Learn more about the date that could soon be a federal holiday

Juneteenth is a historical holiday and could soon be a federal holiday–marking the end of slavery for African Americans. It has passed the Senate and the House of Representatives to become a federal holiday and the bill now lies in the hands of the President. Juneteenth is still a significant day, especially for the African American community.