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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There were cheers and screams and “happy tears” for one of their own, and unending delight for what many saw as an “Only in America” story. Sunisa Lee captured the women’s all-around gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, a triumph that wowed all of Minnesota but carried special resonance in...
    Mayor of Providence called Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee a “coward” Wednesday for refusing to release information regarding a contract with the city’s teachers union. Democratic Providence Mayor Jorge Eloza demanded that undisclosed information in the contract between the governor and the Providence Teachers Union must be released to the public before its ratification...
    SAN JOSE — Downtown San Jose is in an excellent position to boom, two busy developers told a gathering on Thursday, adding they expect that a top-to-bottom renovation of a historic tower should be finished by sometime in 2022. Despite the bright prospects for the downtown, key challenges loom, developers Gary Dillabough and Jeff Arrillaga...
    A 9/11 group has requested an in-person meeting with President Biden as the nation will this fall mark 20 years since the terrorist attacks, and families of victims still search for answers.  This is not the first time 9/11 Community United has requested a meeting, but the somber date is only six weeks away. Sources...
    Because of quality concerns caused by the pandemic, data from an annual Census Bureau survey that provides a wide-ranging picture of the U.S. on everything from commute times to education levels won’t be released in its usual format this year, officials said Thursday. Answers for the 2020 American Community Survey one-year estimates were collected only...
    More On: curtis sliwa Curtis Sliwa says critical race theory is ‘creeping’ into NYC schools How New York Magazine takes the temperature of the city ‘De Blasio 2.0’: Sliwa rips Adams for praising homeless services head Proposal offers $1K to people who adopt pet from NYC shelters GOP mayoral hopeful Curtis Sliwa on Thursday...
    The city of Torrance has the vibe of a big city, but without the hustle and bustle. Locals from the South Bay city share what they love most about their neighborhood. "It's really a hidden gem in the South Bay and not a lot of people know about it. So it's kind of kept it...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – City Council is hosting four community meetings on the American Rescue Plan. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports Over 1,000 New Cases You can see the times dates and locations below: In August, @Pittsburgh City Council will host four community meetings on the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Eight years after a judge ruled New York City police violated the constitution by stopping, questioning and frisking mostly Black and Hispanic people on the street en masse, people in communities most affected by such tactics say they’ve been shut out of the legal process to end them. Lawyers for plaintiffs...
    HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –  Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Sister Norma Pimentel said an incident where a La Joya police officer approached a COVID-sticken migrant family at Whataburger was an “isolated case.” “The La Joya incident is an isolated case, in a new location we had just begun to...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia is helping to fund community violence prevention programs. The new city budget sets aside $2 million for those community groups. The city will spend $2 million more on oversight and administrative support. READ MORE: Firefighters Rescue 3 People From 2-Alarm House Fire In Reading Council President Darrell Clarke said it’s an...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently classifying two Connecticut counties as areas with "substantial" community transmission of COVID-19. The CDC said both Hartford and New London counties had "substantial" community spread of the virus during the week of Tuesday, July 20 through Monday, July 26. This means both counties recorded between...
    Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was physically blocked from Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee after confronting him about the state's impending contract with the Providence Teachers Union Wednesday. Elorza and McKee, both Democrats who are expected to run against each other in the 2022 gubernatorial race, were at a ceremonial lighting celebrating the return of the WaterFire...
    More On: fedex FedEx posts profit as online shopping boom continues Man fatally struck by FedEx truck moments after another accident: cops NYC man allegedly pulls bow and arrow on FedEx driver Cop big rips Indianapolis prosecutor for not ‘red flagging’ FedEx shooter The former FedEx worker who gunned down eight people at an...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The South Shore Drill Team was there to welcome a much needed grocery store to the area. Wednesday marked the grand reopening of a Jewel-Osco in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Wednesday at 94th and Ashland. The store had been looted during widespread civil unrest last summer, and underwent a full remodeling...
    LINCOLN SQUARE — Neighbors want wider sidewalks, upgraded infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists and more greenery for the northern stretch of Lincoln Avenue, according to a community poll. The roadway between Western and Catalpa avenues has been the focus of revitalization efforts in Lincoln Square, in hopes of making it as much a draw...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Public Schools announced that they will require masking for students, staff and visitors for the 2021-2022 school year. The order for masks to be worn on busses will also continue. “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students, families, and employees,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr....
    AUBURN GRESHAM — A South Side grocery store is finally open again more than a year after it shut down because of looting. Community and city leaders welcomed shoppers back to Jewel Osco at 94th Street and Ashland Avenue on Wednesday. The remodeled store now includes a 2,200-square-foot community room for the South Shore Drill...
    The Santa Cruz Warriors were named the 2020-21 NBA G League Franchise of the Year, it was announced at the league’s sales and marketing meetings Tuesday. It’s the second time the Santa Cruz has won the league’s most prestigious award. The Warriors also won in 2017-18, the year the award was created. “The...
    For more than a year and a half, children throughout the Bay Area have missed out on in-person instruction from their teachers and the many benefits of in-person schooling. While this distressing disruption in children’s lives may have been necessary earlier in the pandemic, it is now time to get children of all grade levels...
    A beloved classmate and multi-talented student-athlete, on and off the soccer pitch. That’s how one former teammate at Mater Dei High School remembered Anthony Barajas on Wednesday, July 28, two days after a shooting at a Corona movie theater left the 19-year-old social media influencer on life support. Killed in the attack Monday night was...
    JEFFERSON PARK — Longtime music and arts fest Jeff Fest is coming back this weekend after canceling its 2020 event due to the pandemic. The festival, officially called Jefferson Park Arts & Music Festival, will be held Friday-Sunday at the Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave. This marks the 20th year of...
    LAKEVIEW — A series of public art pieces along the Lakeview Low-Line were unveiled Wednesday. The installations were created by local artists Kate Lewis and Zor Zor Zor and comprise 11 art panels between the Southport and Paulina plazas. The Lakeview Low-Line is a half-mile stretch beneath the Brown Line tracks between Southport and Lincoln...
    Good morning, everyone! Last night, the United States Senate voted 67-32 to advance to debate on an infrastructure package. Tony Romm of The Washington Post has the details. The twin developments marked an early victory for lawmakers who have struggled for years to turn their shared enthusiasm for infrastructure into actual investments in the country’s inner-workings....
    Two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Long Island as the region's positive infection rate approaches 2.50 percent and the statewide average topped 2 percent for the first time in months. According to the Department of Health, the average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island reached 2.42 percent on Tuesday, July 27 after...
    GILROY, Calif. (KGO) -- Even two years later, the wounds are still fresh from the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.To commemorate the anniversary, the community has focused on celebrations of kindness to highlight that good will always triumph over evil.The day began with a vigil to honor the victims featuring Gilroy's Mayor Marie...
                        Georgia officials rewarded an Alpharetta-based medical company with a generous no-bid contract and cited a provision in state law that allowed them to do so during emergencies — in this case, COVID-19. Jackson Healthcare provides medical staff to several of Georgia’s hospitals and nursing...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Three Maryland nonprofits have received a total of more than $50,000 in AARP 2021 Community Challenge Grants to create or improve projects that change or improve communities in liveability areas like transportation, housing, civic engagement diversity inclusion and coronavirus recovery. The Indian Cultural Association of Howard Co. was awarded $10,000 to build...
    Imagine that the Big One has just hit. You had already participated in the Los Angeles Times’ Unshaken newsletter series, so you were better prepared for a major earthquake than most, but you’ve still been affected. Sirens of emergency response vehicles are miles away, but you and your neighbors need help now. What can you...
    Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that she plans to add 170 police officers to the city’s force amid rising violence and several high profile shootings in the city.  "Right now, I have directed MPD to use any overtime necessary to meet our public safety demands," the Democratic mayor wrote in a statement. The...
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — After not being held for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers this week announced that the Long Beach Pride Parade & Festival would be returning in 2022. The three-day event — planned for next July 8, 9 and 10 along Shoreline Drive in downtown Long Beach — will feature...
    ELLICOTT CITY (WJZ) — More than 80% of eligible Howard County residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, County Executive Calvin Ball announced Wednesday, citing state metrics. Howard County is the first in the state to achieve that metric. Just over two-thirds of the county’s total population is fully vaccinated. READ MORE: Baltimore City Employees Should...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Health notified its employees Wednesday afternoon that starting Nov. 1, all employees, contractors, volunteers, residents and interns will be required to have received a full vaccination for COVID-19. (credit: CBS) “There is an abundance of safety and efficacy data for the available COVID-19 vaccines,” wrote hospital officials in an email. “We know...
    The D.C. mayor and the police chief Wednesday stressed the need for additional recruits for the police department and increased community engagement with both violence-interruption programs and police in order to combat violent crime in the District. In a Wednesday news conference announcing the arrest of a suspect in connection to the fatal shooting of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Rising COVID-19 cases have caused a major LGBTQ health provider to pull out of Pride. The Chicago Pride Parade – usually held the last Sunday in June – was rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3 this year. Howard Brown Health will not be a part of it. The staff at Howard Brown is...
    More than a year after the murder of George Floyd ignited national protests over policing, USC on Wednesday unveiled recommendations to heighten scrutiny of campus safety officers after a broad review found troubling instances of racial profiling and a pervasive sense of “two USCs,” where not everyone was treated with equal fairness and respect. ...
    A 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department lamented that progressive policy changes and the deterioration of law and order in many cities have sent a clear message to perpetrators: "Crime pays." Deon Joseph, who was speaking to Fox News in his capacity as a law enforcement consultant and not a member of the...
    CHICAGO -- Schweet Cheesecake, a Black family-owned business, is making a difference in its community. The artisanal bakeshop attracts customers from all over the Chicagoland area to the city's Austin neighborhood on the West Side.Co-Owner, Chamille Weddington, describes Schweet Cheesecake and reveals what makes it different from others. "What is Schweet Cheesecake? Original, homemade, and...
    A Louisiana judge is allowing people on probation in Baton Rouge to choose between getting vaccinated against the coronavirus or completing service hours mandated by the court. According to a local ABC News affiliate station, 19th Judicial District Court Judge Fred Crifasi is offering the choice amid an influx in COVID-19 cases across the country and...
    The former FedEx employee who shot and killed eight people at an Indianapolis company warehouse in April was not motivated by racism, authorities announced Wednesday. Brandon Scott Hole, a 19-year-old former Fed-Ex employee who shot and killed eight FedEx employees, including four members of the city's Sikh community on April 15 before killing himself, chose...
    The City of Fort Worth continues to host community vaccine clinics at convenient locations across the city. Most sites are available for adults 18 years and older only. Parents of youth ages 12-17 should call 817-392-8478 to learn about additional options. READ MORE: Most Efficient Way To Water Plants During North Texas Summer: By The...
    The California State University (CSU) system announced Tuesday that the COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all students, staff and faculty for the fall semester. All 23 CSU campuses will require proof of immunization by Sep. 30. The decision was prompted by concerns over increased cases of the delta variant throughout California. The CSU system announced in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC) announces its 49th Annual Fiesta del Sol festival, which this year is back as a full in-person event. This four-day, free admission, family-friendly summer festival is the largest Latino festival in the Midwest. The funds from the festival serve as PNCC's primary fundraiser for its annual scholarship...
    PHILADELPHIA -- "The ground that we're standing on right now, it was a vacant lot," said De'Wayne Drummond. "Now, it's beautified by community members and the youth."The corner of 38th and Melon Streets is the subject of Thomas Jefferson University's "Park in a Truck" program, which enables community leaders like Drummond to organize and build...