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    For the second straight year, the COVID-19 pandemic will be playing tricks with area children, not treating them, as two Hudson Valley communities have already been forced to cancel Halloween events. In Westchester, the Tarrytown Halloween parade has preemptively been canceled due to the new rise in COVID-19 infections, while in Rockland, Nyack is following suit out of an abundance...
    UPTOWN — A series of shootings in Uptown has worried residents of a new apartment building as police say they are working to crack down on a longstanding gang conflict. One person has been killed and five others wounded in shootings at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road since late July. The latest shooting, on Aug. 24,...
    A warning by former national security officials about the dangers of regulating technology companies is in lockstep with arguments made by Big Tech chief executives, according to a report from the Internet Accountability Project. “Congress risks undermining America’s key advantage vis-à-vis China by pursuing domestic legislation that threatens to impede U.S. companies and their ability to pursue such innovation,”...
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped into Republicans during Thursday’s “Morning Joe,” criticizing them for attacking Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley. Scarborough alleged that Republicans had actually turned on Milley because he admitted to reading about critical race theory (CRT), and that they had only been pushed further by reports he had also called his Chinese counterpart to reassure him...
    A Florida county has been slammed for posting an 'extremely embarrassing' GIF of a dancing taco on its social media pages to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month.   The one-second GIF, or short video, illustrates a smiling taco holding multicolored maracas in each hand and a swirl of sour cream for hair.  Broward County deleted the gif from its Twitter and...
    A top House Republican is not satisfied with the Biden administration’s investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 virus that spread from Wuhan, China, to the rest of the world and killed more than 4.5 million people. Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer, ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines...
    A Virginia sheriff confronted Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at a heated meeting Wednesday, calling out the former governor and asking for a direct answer as to whether he’d support defunding police. On "Fox & Friends," Hank Partin, sheriff of Montgomery County, said after a tough few years, he wants to vote for someone who will support law enforcement.  "I...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Two Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD students, who were brothers, were killed in a crash in far Northwest Fort Worth Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15, according to MedStar. The crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. on Bailey Boswell Road near Twin Mills Boulevard. Police said small sedan collided head-on with a large pickup. The two Boswell High School students...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Kenia Haro decided to take a leap of faith this February when she launched Angel City Market."It's a place where you can bring your kid your puppy your family, enjoy good food, drinks, and support all the local small businesses that are around us with a variety of choices," Haro said.Haro had worked as a teacher...
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- Hundreds of residents gathered in South Lake Tahoe to say thank you and goodbye to all the firefighters who helped save the city.It comes after the Caldor Fire forced evacuations and burned dangerously close to the town.On Wednesday, people took photos with the firefighters who are leaving town to return home.CAL FIRE says the firefighters...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Visit Denver confirmed Wednesday that some conventions and meetings for the rest of the year have been canceled because of concerns related to the delta variant. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism will continue in 2022, according to the mayor, who projects in his new budget that the industry will still not return to 2019...
    The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking. In empirical fashion, scientists advised us to examine evidence and data, and then by induction come to rational hypotheses. The enemies of “science” were politics, superstition, bias and deduction. Yet we are now returning to our version of medieval alchemy and astrology in rejecting a millennium of the scientific...
    NORTH LAWNDALE — A West Side community garden will soon host a functional art installation that will merge a structure meant for people with the ecological environment surrounding it. A pavilion, designed to be a haven for people, plants, animals and fungi, is expected to be completed Friday as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest international expo for...
    CHICAGO — Tired of seeing empty plastic water bottles discarded around the city? A new push to bring bottle filling stations to area parks and community centers aims to change that. Manufacturing company Elkay is donating 101 ezH2O bottle filling stations to the city which will be installed in parks, buildings and community centers on the South and West...
    One early morning before students arrived, high schooPrincipal Kate Sohn stood outside the gym and took in the reimagined version of the mural that had sparked so much controversy three years ago that it was almost destroyed. Sohn, a Korean immigrant, focused on the hibiscus bloom, the national flower of South Korea. The principal of Ambassador School of Global...
    Less than two years after being elected to the Novato City Council, Amy Peele has abruptly resigned. In her announcement at the council meeting on Tuesday, Peele cited mental and physical stress from the pandemic, the political climate, vitriolic public discourse and the inability to meet in person with fellow councilmembers as the reasons behind her decision. Her resignation took...
    LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) -- Community members are demanding answers after a school resource officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was captured on video body-slamming a teenage girl to the ground at Lancaster High School.Video taken roughly two weeks ago shows the student getting pinned down as the officer works to restrain her. The officer had slammed the girl...
    LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Police officers and the city's youth came together side by side for the love of music as they drummed to the same beat.For the first time on Wednesday, the NYPD band joined forces with the East Flatbush Blue Angels Drum Line ensemble along the East River.For founder Samuel Toussaint, it's about youth empowerment."You're just focusing on...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A celebration was held Wednesday night in Queens to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Members of the community turned out to mark the occasion at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Corona. READ MORE: Man Shot Outside Upper East Side Restaurant Church leaders say it’s been a hard year because of COVID...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Body camera video from case after case illustrates what investigators with the Colorado State Attorney General’s office calls a pattern of racially biased policing and use of excessive force in Aurora. Police officers seen pistol whipping a man, holding a family at gunpoint, leaving a young woman cuffed in a car and in the case of...
    EDWARDS, Colo. (CBS4) – Eagle county’s newest radio station has set out to elevate voices and connect community members in its growing Latinx and Hispanic community. In Eagle County, census data shows that Hispanic and Latino residents make up 30% of the population, but many in the community believe that population has gone largely unrepresented in the media. “Traditional media...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Public Universities and community colleges across the state have started to mandate coronavirus vaccines for both staff and students. Students and staff only have only two options: Tell the administration they’ve been vaccinated, or don’t show up. READ MORE: Sex Trafficking Suspect Arrested In Tahoe Vista A letter was sent to more than four thousand Sacramento State...
    York, Pennsylvania (CNN)Students in a southern Pennsylvania school district are battling the latest example of panic spreading over how history and race are taught in schools across the US."I don't think a moral compass will let you ban books about equality and loving each other," Central York High School senior Christina Ellis told CNN.Ellis is among the students protesting a...
    Utility player Tony Kemp was named the Oakland A’s nominee for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award, an honor that recognizes a MLB player who “best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions both on the field and in the community,” per MLB. Each of the 30 MLB teams nominate a player for the...
    MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – Wednesday marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, and Miramar is home to a large Latin Music Festival to honor the occasion. “It’s in the sharing of our culture and it’s that music, it’s the food, art,” Miramar Vice Mayor Yvette Colbourne said. READ MORE: New Data Shows Staggering COVID Death Rate From June Through August It’s...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Another round of automatic gunfire near 49th Street on Tuesday night killed a man known by many in north Minneapolis. He was in his vehicle and ended up in a ditch off I-94. READ MORE: Driver Hits House, Severs Gas Line In Bloomington Gospel singer, minister, and model Jovanta Patton knew the victim, Harvey Williams, from childhood....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Exotic fruits and vegetables are easy to find in a lot of communities, but not so in Chicago’s food deserts – where any fresh produce is scarce. One entrepreneur insists her neighbors in Bronzeville deserve the best, so she set up shop there – and she showed her shop to CBS 2’s Jim Williams on Wednesday. READ...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday failed to dismiss concerns over the potential for a “monster” coronavirus variant emerging, asserting there is “always a risk” of that occurring. When asked about the potential for the situation to devolve “beyond Delta to monster variant” on Tuesday, Fauci did not dismiss the concern. Rather, he used it as a means to promote the Biden...
    Reading Mayor Eddie Morán issued a "Community Call to Action" Wednesday in light of the recent influx of shootings in the city. With increased police patrols, residents' support, and participation from non-profit organizations, faith-based communities, and neighborhood associations, Morán aims to "restore peace," he said in a statement. A 45-year-old woman was shot multiple times in front of her home in the 1200 block...
    ALAMEDA — A veteran Oakland firefighter will become the next chief of the Alameda Fire Department. Nick Luby, currently an assistant chief in Oakland, will take over the top spot, Alameda City Manager Eric Levitt announced Wednesday. Levitt initially said he was “very close to finalizing all the details” of the appointment during a Sept. 7 email to the City...
    This New Store Is Tailored to Your Personal Style Bears cut Jake Butt from retired list, Jerrell Freeman from suspended list © Provided by INSIDER Kendall Jenner says she is giving back with her 818 tequila brand. Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin/Contributor/Getty Images and Matt Mawson/Getty Images Kendall Jenner appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday. She told the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – On the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis acknowledged it with a statement. Colorado’s history is woven through with the remarkable accomplishments of our Hispanic community. My administration is committed to building a Colorado for all, a state where everyone has an opportunity to succeed, and we can celebrate our shared values. Our Hispanic...
    PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Axe Throwing’s newest location is now open for business. Owners Ron and Shawna Ward decided to open their business after attending Southern Ohio Axe Throwing (SOAT) in Chillicothe when they instantly became hooked on the activity. “This whole idea was based off of wanting something to do and wanting something for our community,” said Ron Ward....
    SOMERS, Westchester County (WABC) -- A Westchester County community is coming together to help seven siblings who lost both of their parents.The Herbert family, of Somers, lost their father Clint Herbert in a car accident in January of 2016. Their mother, Dawn Herbert, died of a heart attack last week."We were just amazed that the community just got together so...
    Action civics platform Kidizenship is urging “tweens and teens” to enter its contest titled “Sing Your Anthem,” in which the young people are asked to “write and perform your own national anthems,” that “represent your values and vision for your community and country.” Listen up music lovers! We are launching #SingYourAnthem, a contest for kids ages 8-18 to write +...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida has awarded $3.4 million to communities throughout Florida through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program, the Defense Reinvestment Grant Program, and the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Program. Locally, the Miami Dade Beacon Council has received $75,000 to enhance economic development,...
    Lisa Presnail's One Day Tampa Bay submission.Lisa Presnail If you see a bunch of photographers running around Tampa Bay this Saturday, don’t be surprised. It’s just One Day Tampa Bay returning for its sixth year. I’ve been participating in this annual community photography project ever since I found out about it in 2019. The rules are simple: you have 24...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A missing 12-year old has been found safe after spending the night away from his family.The boy walked away from a middle school on Church Street yesterday morning.Police were urgently trying to find him because of his age and a medical condition.Wednesday morning, BART community service officers spotted him riding a train. Thank you BART community...
    Share this: A Brooklyn community board voted this week to approve an ambitious rezoning proposal along the Williamsburg waterfront. Community Board 1 met for 6 hours and 21 minutes on Tuesday for an evening full of hot mics and questions about voting instructions. The night ended with a 20-to-15 vote in support with conditions of the River Ring project to...
    ALMA, Mich. (AP) — Officials in a mid-Michigan city granted a request to house migrant boys in a former nursing home, rejecting the recommendation of the planning commission and angering opponents who had criticized the proposal during tense summer meetings. The Alma City Commission voted, 4-2, Tuesday night to approve a zoning change sought by Bethany Christian Services. READ MORE: Wayne State,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino leaders across Illinois launch a new coalition to boost political representation in the state. U.S. Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia said Latinos are the largest ethnic group in Illinois and there must be an increase in community investment and support services. READ MORE: Christkindlmarket Returning To Daley Plaza And Wrigleyville In...
    A group of rural Colorado parents have opened their own public school with a focus on traditional studies and values after the community expressed a desire for more school choice. Merit Academy in Woodland Park, Colo., opened Aug. 23 with about 186 enrolled students and 65 more on their waiting list. The K-8 school, which plans to expand through grade...
    Two wildfires sparked by lightning strikes last week grew roughly five times in size Tuesday, with blazes towering across more than 5,000 acres in California as officials worry of threats to Sequoia National Park. Mark Ruggiero, a spokesperson for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, said Tuesday that the Paradise and Colony fires, which are collectively known as the KNP...
    Commissioners in Surfside, Florida, have rejected a proposal to trade public beachfront to the eventual buyer of the condominium collapse site so that a memorial to the 98 victims could be built there. The decision followed an emotional meeting Tuesday as family members of those who died in the June 24 collapse of the Champlain Towers South and town residents...
    More than $53,000 has been raised to support the seven children of a Northern Westchester woman who died last week of a heart attack five years after the death of her husband. Clint Herbert died in a head-on crash in January of 2016, and his wife, Dawn, died last week. Related - Friends Of Somers Man Killed In Car Crash Launch...
    Epic Games With so many different types of cubes all over the map, it can be tough for Fortnite players to decide which ones are worth watching. As it turns out, all of them will at the very least be worth taking tabs on in the coming days. This goes for the blue one we helped in the...
    SURFSIDE (CBSMiami/AP) – New controversy in Surfside over the future of the site of the tragic building collapse. It’s all about how the condo owners will be compensated and where a memorial can be built. READ MORE: Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In South Florida On Tuesday, Surfside commissioners rejected a potential land swap proposal that would...
    LOS ANGELES -- In the late 90s, actor, filmmaker and activist Edward James Olmos co-founded the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival."I've been very fortunate, being able to work in schools, libraries, community centers, hospitals, juvenile halls," said Olmos, who has a deep, longstanding commitment to reach young learners.The film festival is now under the Latino Film Institute, which is...