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    SAN JOSE — The outbursts of a San Jose police officer toward George Floyd protesters last summer — video of which went viral and drew international notoriety to the city — prompted nearly 90% of public complaints made to the city’s civilian police watchdog in 2020, according to a new report. The Office of the Independent Police Auditor received a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The life expectancy gap in Chicago was growing even before COVID-19, according to a new report released today by the Chicago Department of Public Health."We want to acknowledge that racism plays a part in this," said Yaa Simpson, an epidemiologist with the health department. "Racism isn't a factor that we're able to measure so we are using...
    The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) coordinated the seventh wave of the multi-agency crime suppression and street racing enforcement detail this past weekend on June 11-13.  Governor Brian Kemp continues to support the multi-agency efforts of the Georgia State Patrol, Motor Carrier Compliance Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department...
    As of Friday, June 11, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed about 47.1 million COVID-19 doses have been shipped throughout the state (about 800,000 more than a week ago) and of those, 39.4 million have been administered. Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.5% of California’s population has received at least one shot...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department is informing the public to be aware that the Department of Defense will be conducting training exercises in the area in the coming days. The training exercises will be conducted by the Department of Defense along with local and state law enforcement. The training will be taking place...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Workers from the Chicago Department of Public Health will soon be going door to door in some Chicago neighborhoods encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Canvasing teams will target 13 neighborhoods that have the lowest vaccination rates in the city. Workers will be able to answer questions or concerns and sign residents up for a shot. All...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — About 60,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed when a bypass pipe broke Tuesday, the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said. Contractors working to replace air release valves to a force main along Solley Road had been working on the pipe installation, according to a department statement. READ MORE: Waterfront Partnership Opens Applications For Rash...
    In California, 587 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday, May 23, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,749,729. There were 10 new deaths reported statewide Monday for a total of 62,599 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 43 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — The West Mifflin Borough Police Department is looking for help to identify a person related to an ongoing case. (Photo Credit: West Mifflin Borough Police Department) Police say they are not able to release any information about the case at this time. Anyone who has information about this person’s identity...
    Anjanette Young’s home was raided by Chicago police in February 2019. Young, a 50-year-old social worker, had just gotten home from work and was changing out of her work clothes, getting ready to decompress from the day and watch television. Just then, police barged into her home, handcuffed her, and left her to stand there, naked, for 10 minutes. A blanket was thrown...
    By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — About two-thirds of California’s top county prosecutors challenged new prison rules that expand good conduct credits and could bring earlier releases for tens of thousands of inmates, saying they were adopted without proper public notice or comment. Corrections officials used an emergency regulatory process for the rules affecting 76,000 inmates, most...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Department of Public Health in San Francisco on Thursday confirmed that the House of Prime Rib has voluntarily shut down for an investigation into complaints of alleged food borne illness at the popular restaurant. The city’s Department of Public Health issued a release Thursday stating it “is aware of ongoing online complaints and alleged...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily...
                        Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) officials want public feedback as they plan how to spend taxpayer money they received through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), which is the federal government’s third COVID-19 relief bill. This, according to a press release that GaDOE officials emailed this week. GaDOE said they want specific feedback...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Department of Public Works said Friday it only will remove graffiti from public property and public assets, such as light poles and statues. Owners of private property that has graffiti will be referred to other companies and organizations that can offer that service. READ MORE: Man Shot And Seriously Wounded In Baltimore Friday The restart of...
    (CNN)We already knew that former Attorney General Bill Barr grossly misled Congress and the public about the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Turns out, it's even worse than that. New revelations in a Washington, DC, lawsuit make clear the depths of the fundamental dishonesty that marred Barr's tenure as attorney general. Elie Honig Back in March...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Department of Public Health on Saturday issued a statement for International Workers Day – or May Day – expressing concern for workers who are struggling in the pandemic. The statement said in part that the department “recognizes the ongoing need to build anti-racist systems to protect the health and safety of all workers, but...
    According to Wednesday’s end-of-day totals on California public health websites, there were 1,559 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the state, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,711,751. There were 57 new deaths reported statewide Wednesday, April 28, for a total of 61,234 people who have died from COVID-19. Hospitals saw an decrease of four patients...
    According to Tuesday’s end-of-day totals on California public health websites, there were 2,043 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the state, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,710,192. There were 48 new deaths reported statewide Tuesday, April 27, for a total of 61,177 people who have died from COVID-19. Hospitals saw an increase of four patients...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is looking at dozens of recommendations to evaluate the way it does policing.Some of the motivation for considering change comes after the protests last year that resulted in confrontations between officers and protesters. Officials say they recognize some procedures could be changed."This is meant to signal that we hear you, we...
    Jacob Blake's uncle was arrested following protests on Sunday over the return of the officer who shot his nephew to the Kenosha Police Department. Justin Blake was arrested on Monday along with two other protesters for disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer. All three people reportedly blocked the entrance to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building and deterred community members...
    Theme park fans have another reason to get vaccinated. After over a year of being closed, California’s theme parks have only recently been able to reopen. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, however, the parks had to reopen under certain restrictions. These rules included keeping the parks at limited capacity, maintaining social distancing among guests and only allowing state residents...
    DENVER (CBS4)- Colorado is spending billions of dollars to help combat COVID-19 learning loss among K-12 students. Over the last year, the federal government has provided $2.3 billion and the state has appropriated $44 million in COVID-19 relief for public schools. (credit: CBS) That money is on top of the annual per-pupil funding which came to about $7.2 billion last...
    The North Carolina Department of Instruction (NCDPI) did not fully comply with federal requirements for multiple programs, a recent state audit of the agency showed. According to the state audit of federal programs for fiscal year 2020, the department did not properly communicate with pass-through organizations about federal awards. Funds also were misused and misappropriated, the audit found. The NCDPI...
    More On: special education PawFundMe: School raising funds for beloved service dog’s surgeries Shocking pics show hazards students with disabilities face in NYC school buildings De Blasio’s school-reopening rules make some sense — but took painfully long time Lawsuit rips schools for abandoning special needs kids amid COVID-19 pandemic Cheers to State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for following up with...
    A hiker who went missing in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest in California was found safe on Tuesday after the public helped to pinpoint his location using a photo he had sent a friend, authorities said. Rene Compean was reported missing Monday evening after he texted a friend that he was lost and his cell phone was dying, the...
    Police officers on October 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) identifies Kimberly Potter as the officer who discharged her weapon. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The officer involved in the shooting death of Daunte Williams during a traffic stop on Sunday has been identified...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Thursday that the problems experienced by 11 people after getting the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen COVID vaccine at Dick’s Sporting Goods park on Wednesday did not indicate problems with the vaccine. (credit: CBS) “I reviewed the reports of each of the individuals that was feeling unwell. There were...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Every Tuesday on ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4:30pm, the Chicago Department of Public Health will take part in a live Q&A session hosted by Judy Hsu and Rob Elgas.If you have questions about the COVID-19 response or the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in your area, please upload a video of yourself asking your question using the form...
    Attorney General Chris Carr and the Georgia Department of Health are again warning Georgians that scammers have been trying to exploit the vaccine rollout by calling, texting or emailing consumers asking for payment for the promise of getting the vaccine, scheduling an appointment or getting on the waiting list. “Scam...
    DAVIS (CBS13) — Community and labor leaders in Davis are calling on the city to fundamentally change its approach to public safety. On Monday, activists will be delivering a letter to the mayor calling for the creation of a Department of Public Safety – an entity that would be independent of the city’s police department. READ MORE: Vehicle Struck By...
    More On: Coronavirus Anti-mask Florida bar owner hosted illegal all-male strip show, cops say Easter protesters demand Cuomo OK aid to ‘excluded workers’ Mets star had COVID-19 right before spring training ‘This is what the Biden admin is trying to hide from the American public’: GOP Sen. reveals shocking directive The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking...
    Blake Elsberry campaigned with the promise of public meetings, and he is making good on the campaign promise. On Saturday morning, March 27, Commissioner Elsberry hosted his first public meeting, “Coffee with the Commissioner” at the Civic Center. Attending the meeting were department heads and other elected officials. The thinking...
    The fossil fuel industry and unions pushed the Biden administration Thursday to end its pause quickly on federal oil and gas lease sales, arguing the policy won’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions and would lead to job and revenue losses in affected states. “Is an outright ban the best step without addressing downstream job impacts?” said Sean McGarvey, president of North...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that it is cutting off a vaccine provider that was under contract with the Chicago Public Schools and then gave vaccine to non-CPS employees without authorization. The provider, Innovative Express Care, or IEC, knowingly misallocated 6,000 doses of vaccine, the department said. READ MORE: Woman Found Dead After Standoff...
    The Biden administration won’t expel unaccompanied minor migrants despite holding facilities rapidly running out of room to house them, a Homeland Security Department official said Tuesday. The U.S. is on track to see a record number of migrants at the southern border this year and officials are expelling most single adults and family units but allowing unaccompanied minors to remain...
    When people try to obtain public records from the city of Oakland — especially police reports — many probably feel their requests have been tossed into the abyss. In more than 6,300 cases, the police department and other city offices either haven’t responded to record requests or haven’t supplied all of the sought-after documents, according to a review of Oakland’s...
    Michigan’s health department is being sued over its refusal to release information on nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed by the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation on Tuesday on behalf of a Detroit journalist who is searching for more information on ages, dates of death, and whether or not individuals who died in nursing homes from...
    The City of Statesboro is having a public forum this Saturday, March 6. The forum, Securing Statesboro: Keeping Our City Safe, will take place from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Georgia Southern University Military Science Building, 4526 Old Register Road. The city says the purpose of the forum is...
    For MPR, Brandt Williams reports, “A Minneapolis City Council panel has moved forward the latest proposal to eliminate the city’s Police Department as it is and pave the way for a new Department of Public Safety similar to the state agency. The council’s Public Health and Safety Committee voted to approve a proposal Thursday to allow Minneapolis voters to decide...
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three cases of a variant of COVID-19 first identified in the United Kingdom were detected in Gallatin County, Montana officials said Wednesday. These are the first cases of the more contagious variant confirmed in the state. Gallatin County health officer Matt Kelley said in a statement that the county is working with the state to investigate...
    A North Carolina police department is asking the local community not to 'make assumptions' after shocking video showed a K-9 handler lifting a dog by its leash and slamming it into a patrol car before hitting it. Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes said that the department was reviewing the incident involving K-9 Zull and the unidentified handler.  Video of the...
    WASHINGTON - The Transportation Department's watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year after it determined she had misused her office when she was transportation secretary under President Donald Trump but was rebuffed, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said the Justice Department's criminal and public integrity divisions declined in December to...
    Washington (CNN)The Transportation Department's inspector general asked the Justice Department in December to consider a criminal probe into then-Secretary Elaine Chao over her alleged misuse of office, documents made public Wednesday said, including her alleged use of staff for personal tasks like sending Christmas ornaments to family. The Justice Department and the US Attorney's Office in Washington, however, declined to...
    The Transportation Department’s watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year after it determined she had misused her office when she was transportation secretary under President Donald Trump but was rebuffed, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said the Justice Department’s criminal and public integrity divisions declined in December to take up the...
    By HOPE YEN, Associated Press The Transportation Department’s watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year after it determined she had misused her office when she was transportation secretary under President Donald Trump but was rebuffed, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said the Justice Department’s criminal and public integrity divisions declined in...
    Biden to announce that Merck will help make J&J vaccine, officials say US hits Russian officials with fresh sanctions over Navalny poisoning The Department of Player Safety has some work to do and the Edmonton Oilers may have to make a lineup change. Alex Chiasson has a hearing Tuesday to determine supplemental discipline for his cross-check on Toronto Maple...