Bakersfield, CAKGET 17

Honor guard at Kern Medical for fallen deputy

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Dozens of law enforcement officers formed an honor guard outside Kern Medical Sunday evening solemnly saluting as a flag-draped body bag was reverently placed in a hearse. An hour before, the sheriff’s office had declined to immediately say whether one of their deputies had died in...
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Eswatini MPs arrested on terrorism charges, say activists

Police arrested two pro-democracy MPs, a third is reportedly being sought. Activists say police disrupted the funeral of two protesters, citing Covid-19 regulations. Pudemo plans to stage boycotts against businesses linked to the royal family. Two pro-democracy Members of Parliament (MPs) were arrested in Eswatini, activists said on Monday. Bacede...
Dallas, TXfox4news.com

After 66 years in Dallas, Mac’s Bar-B-Que closing Monday

DALLAS - Mac’s Bar-B-Que is a two-person operation. It’s been a family business for nearly 70 years. They’re now saying goodbye, but not before one last barbecue. A Dallas barbecue staple is saying goodbye Monday. "Anybody who’s in this business, it’s a passion and a love. You have to love...
Jacksonville, FLNews4Jax.com

Retired women police officers share memories at reunion

A reunion to remember for sisters in blue. Dozens of retired women police officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office came together this weekend to salute and support one another. Some of these women were the first to protect and serve the Jacksonville community in the 1970s. While some were reunited,...
WorldBirmingham Star

Lockdown: A return to Level 3 on the cards

A return to Level 3 lockdown restrictions is a possibility when President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on Sunday evening. Ramaphosa met with premiers on Sunday. This could mean that small gatherings and limited alcohol sales would be allowed. A return to Level 3 lockdown restrictions is on the cards,...
Amarillo, TXAmarillo Globe-Times

Beautiful Savior Lutheran welcomes new pastor

The Rev. Leah R. Lawson has been called to serve as the pastor of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Amarillo. Her first Sunday with the congregation was on July 18. The installation worship service for Rev. Lawson is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary.
Los Angeles, CAyoursun.com

Vessel for life: This urn doubles as a planter

LOS ANGELES — When Los Angeles woodworker C.C. Boyce selects locally sourced pieces of California sycamore and speckled maple at Angel City Lumber in Boyle Heights, the artisan has powerful inspiration for her custom-made planters: the deceased. “I never intended to get into the death care industry,” Boyce says of...