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    A Virginia teacher who was suspended for opposing woke transgender policies that required addressing students by their gender identity won a settlement that permanently bans the school board from retaliating against him. Tanner Cross, a 38-year-old gym teacher at Leesburg Elementary School in Loudoun County, Virginia, will also receive $20,000 toward attorneys’ fees from the board. The board has also...
    Essex County prosecutors charged the mother with two counts of second degree child endangerment. The allegations include neglect and physical abuse. "Obviously this was an extremely resilient and resourceful young lady and she decided she wanted to be someplace other than where she had been and she made it happen," said Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens....
    Despite claims at being a "reformer," Jeff Reisig, the Yolo County, California, district attorney since 2003, is jumping on the drug-induced homicide bandwagon. In a summer press release, DA Reisig announced that defendants accused of selling drugs will now receive a warning that the substances "could very well contain lethal fentanyl." By way of explanation, he noted that "When people...
                        NASHVILLE, Tennessee – While citizens spoke about issues related to election integrity before the State Election Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday at the William R. Snodgrass Tower, commission members were defensive and dismissive of the citizens’ concerns and said that the issue of hand-marked paper ballots...
    A hearing on Thursday determined that Chandler would be held without bond, with the judge citing concerns for her safety as one of the reasons. Screenshot/YouTube - @CwcvilleGuardian Online creator Christine Chandler was arrested on a charge of incest in Virginia this week. In a Thursday bond hearing for Chandler, a judge denied bond due to safety concerns....
    A Minneapolis Police officers unrolls caution tape at a crime scene on June 16, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images A 14-year-old girl was hospitalized and a 12-year-old boy was taken into custody after a shootout with police in Florida, the local sheriff's department said. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told NBC Miami that the kids had...
    Panama City Beach Police Christopher Lawrence Cox. Christopher Lawrence Cox is the Florida man accused of shooting two 14-year-old boys in Panama City Beach, killing one of them. The teens, who police said were stepbrothers from Louisville, Kentucky, were on vacation with their family. Police said the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. on March 23. The teens encountered...
    Captain Jay Baker, a Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesman. Megan Varner/ Getty Images A sheriff's deputy was removed as a media spokesperson for the Atlanta-area shootings. Captain Jay Baker sparked outrage at a press conference discussing suspect Robert Aaron Long. He described Long as having had 'a really bad day.' He is charged with eight murders. Visit Insider's...
    The chair of the Washington County, Pennsylvania Republican Party blasted Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyToomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote Toomey on Trump vote: 'His betrayal of the Constitution' required conviction Romney on impeachment vote to convict: 'Trump incited the insurrection' MORE (R-Pa.) on Monday for voting to convict former President TrumpDonald TrumpMichigan Democrat...
    US Coronavirus: US has to overcome Covid-19 denial and pull together, Fauci says House approves defense bill with veto-proof margin People are roasting how Gordon Ramsay makes gravy, but another Michelin-star chef said its the best way © Amy Sussman/Getty Images Gordon Ramsay is being roasted for the roast dinner he's serving at one of his London restaurants. Amy Sussman/Getty...
    The day after Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas counties could allow bars to reopen, only one of the state’s 10 most-populous counties — Denton — has decided to take him up on the offer. Meanwhile, the state’s two largest counties are keeping bar doors closed for now, and several other counties are trying to determine whether reopening is safe at...
    (CNN)A Nevada sheriff told a local library system not to bother calling 911 after it expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement.That message came from Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley this week, a day before the county's public library system was set to discuss a proposed diversity statement that mentions they "support #BlackLivesMatter.""Due to your support of Black Lives...
    A Minnesota National Guardsman stationed in Minneapolis during the riots, was just getting started when his life was cut short in a head-on collision in Washington County Thursday. Specialist Samuel Leedom, 20, of Oak Park Heights, was driving north on Manning Avenue in West Lakeland Township about 6:30 p.m., doing deliveries for DoorDash. Samuel Leedom (Courtesy of Army National Guard)...
    A man who helped plan an Independence Day party which was attended by an estimated 400 people and has been linked to cluster of coronavirus cases has said the group 'didn't really think' about Covid-19. Cole Wood of Harrisonville, Missouri recorded the party that was hosted at a home in the city, and says that they were undeterred by the...
    The identity of a man who drowned in a Hudson Valley lake while out boating with friends has been released by police. Brooklyn resident Sydney Joseph, 46, was recovered on Monday, June 29, in Oscawana Lake, located in the town of Putnam Valley, said Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr.  The search for Joseph began around 3:35 p.m., Saturday,...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — All inmates and staff at the Cumberland County Jail will wear masks until further notice because an inmate tested positive for the coronavirus. The inmate, who was jailed Saturday, was taken to a medical unit and tested because of possible exposure to the virus. The positive test result was returned Monday night, officials said. The inmate...
    Beaches in Los Angeles County will be closed over July 4 weekend to prevent “dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19,” the county’s public health department said in a Monday statement. Fireworks will also be prohibited, the county said.  The closure begins just after midnight on July 3, and ends July 6 at 5:00 a.m., the department...
    Beaches in Los Angeles County will be closed over July 4 weekend to prevent "dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19," the county's public health department said in a Monday statement. Fireworks will also be prohibited, the county said.  The closure begins just after midnight on July 3, and ends July 6 at 5:00 a.m., the department...
    (CNN)Victims of the Golden State Killer and their families waited through his 13-year crime spree. Then, they waited through decades of investigation into his identity.With his guilty plea, they can now finally get the closure of facing him in court.A free genealogy database led authorities to Joseph James DeAngelo, whose 2018 arrest brought an end to investigations into dozens of...
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Highway signs showing honorary road names designated by Kentucky lawmakers have been installed in Knox County. The signs are on U.S. 25E and Kentucky 217. Home of Byron Woolum Professional Checkers Player is displayed on U.S. 25E, and Reverend Ray Bays Memorial Bridge is on Kentucky 217 to recognize their accomplishments, the Transportation Cabinet said. The...
    NILAND, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire destroyed homes and forced evacuations as it tore through a rural Southern California desert town near the Salton Sea, authorities said Monday. The fire erupted Sunday evening in Niland, a small and poor agricultural community about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from San Diego. Damage was still being assessed but the current estimate...
    Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit's Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, attends to a COVID-19 patient in the hospital where she works, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 18, 2020. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Los Angeles County health officials warned of a...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) ⁠— Los Angeles County officials said Monday that, without a dramatic reversal in public behavior to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, deaths would continue to increase and a shortage of hospital beds could be seen in a matter of weeks. A bar is shuttered along Hollywood Boulevard amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars in Los Angeles...
    Los Angeles is shutting its beaches for the holiday weekend around Independence Day as the number of new coronavirus cases spikes, county officials said Monday.  Beaches will be closed to all recreational activities from July 3 through July 6 at 5 a.m. to prevent crowding that could spread coronavirus. The county is also prohibiting fireworks displays over the holiday weekend,...
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – Health officials in Riverside County Monday ordered all bars to close following what officials are calling an upswing in confirmed COVID-19 cases. The order, which goes into effect Tuesday, follows an executive order from California Gov. Gavin Newsom to shut down bars in Los Angeles County and six other counties. Bars had been allowed to operate in...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Wearing masks is the message dominating the coronavirus conversation across the country as this week begins with rising case numbers. For seven consecutive days, new cases have been reported in Allegheny County in increasing numbers. Contact tracing has put the onus on young people getting out and going to bars. “It is perfectly natural to want to...
    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (WJZ) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Baltimore County restaurant that saw several days of protests following a racist comment the owner made on social media. According to former state delegate Pat McDonough, Vince Meyer, the owner of Vince’s Crabhouse, will hold a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss the details of the...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — The alcohol ban on restaurants and bars for on-site consumption isn’t only frustrating for customers. It’s also frustrating for the owners who have been following guidelines from day one. “We spent a ton of money to bring alcohol back in to now have it come to a screeching halt,” said managing partner at Poor Richard’s Public...
    The Alameda County Public Health Department is pulling back a request to the county’s Board of Supervisors to support a Variance Attestation that would allow the county to move into the next phase of reopening. A press release from Alameda County’s Office of Emergency Services announced increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates have compelled the county to temporarily pause...
    Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. is pleading guilty to the 13 murders and 13 kidnapping-related charges in various counties in California in the 1970s and 1980s. In doing so, he has admitted to being the Golden State Assassin. The statement is part of an agreement that allows DeAngelo Jr., 74, to avoid any possibility of the death penalty for the...
    COMAL COUNTY, Texas – The Comal County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in a fatal stabbing that happened on Sunday, and apprehended a suspect in the case. The victim was identified as 53-year-old Kyle Leonard Foster from Canyon Lake, Texas. The Sheriff’s Office said a preliminary investigation revealed that Foster received a “fatal stab wound to the neck.” Update...
    Mid-Hudson enters Phase 3; region continues slow opening ■ State health officials said that, as of Monday (June 29), 1,325 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Putnam County; 4,201 in Dutchess; 34,798 in Westchester; 13,580 in Rockland; 1,778 in Ulster; and 10,716 in Orange. Statewide, there were 392,930 positives, including 214,939 in New York City. ■ Statewide, 24,842...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police in Wyoming have cited a Republican Party county chairman after a fight with another county chairman at the state GOP convention. The fight happened Saturday night outside the Cam-Plex Wyoming Center in Gillette, where the Wyoming Republican Party was holding part of its annual convention. A previous session in May took place by video conference...
    Authorities in China have put more than 400,000 people under lockdown in Hebei province’s Anxin county, located a mere 90 miles from the capital of Beijing, amid concerns over a new coronavirus outbreak in the area. As part of the new lockdown measures, residential areas have been “sealed off” and most of the county’s population has been restricted from leaving...
    MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County announced Monday it would delay any more reopening of businesses and activities planned for July 1 as COVID-19 outbreaks soar in the county. The decision comes a day after Governor Gavin Newsom ordered a number of counties to close down bars and recommended to other counties, including Contra Costa and Santa Clara, to...
    Tri-Valley restaurateur Rodney Worth has closed Worth Ranch in San Ramon and the 10-year-old Prickly Pear Cantina in Danville. As first reported by Patch, Worth cited that the coronavirus pandemic and the state’s “harsh business climate” contributed to his decision. He also said that the fallout from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power shutoffs in late 2019 contributed to his...
    A person was found hanging in a Morris County park over the weekend. The body was found by a Lewis County Morris Park patron in the Sugar Loaf section of the park around 3 p.m., Sunday, Morris County Park Police Lt. Chris List said. The park was briefly closed and has since been reopened, List said. The incident does not...
    President Donald Trump thinks it is “incredible stupidity” for Democrats in Orange County to push to remove John Wayne’s name, statue and likeness from their county airport because of racist and bigoted things the screen legend said in a 1971 interview. In a tweet Monday morning, Trump defended the airport being named after the Hollywood star, a longtime Orange County...
    A fourth person has died from injuries sustained during a horrific crash of a large van into a tree. Ramapo Police reported on Sunday, June 28, that a woman, had died, as a result of the crash which took place in Rockland County on June 15, after the van carrying 11 people crashed into a tree. Related Story: Two Killed, Nine...
    A suspect is at large after a fatal stabbing on Long Island. Ir happened on Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. in Hempstead. According to Nassau County Police detectives, a 49-year-old man was walking on Fulton Ave. at the corner of Terrace Ave. when he was stabbed by an unknown man after a verbal altercation.  The suspect fled the scene...
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Sunday reported 2,542 more cases of COVID-19 and 20 related deaths. It was the county’s second-highest daily total of new cases since the pandemic began. L.A. County has recorded a total of nearly 98,000 cases and more than 3,300 deaths, health officials said. The rise came as Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all bars...
    MILLINGTON, Md. (WJZ) — One person was killed and five others were injured in a crash in Queen Anne’s County early Sunday morning, the county’s sheriff’s office said. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Red Lion Branch Road southeast of Crumpton. Officials said an initial report indicated the vehicle had overturned and some of the...
    ORRUM, N.C. (AP) — Two women were found fatally shot at a North Carolina cemetery, and the property owner was also found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Sunday. The Robeson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies began investigating the cemetery owner, 77-year-old Robert “Sonny” Moore of Orrum, after a man reported that Moore...
    SACRAMENTO —  Citing the rapid pace of coronavirus spread in some parts of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered seven counties including Los Angeles to immediately close any bars and nightspots that are open and recommended another eight counties take action on their own to close those businesses. The decision, a sign of growing concern about new COVID-19...
    California Democrats in Orange County have passed a resolution demanding that the county’s John Wayne Airport be renamed. But there’s more: They want likenesses of Wayne — photos, statues, everything — removed from the airport, which was named in his honor in 1979, shortly after the western actor died. “The Democratic Party of Orange County condemns John Wayne’s racist and...