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‘Kayak Court’ provides the homeless with access to legal services in Salt Lake City
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‘Kayak Court’ provides the homeless with access to legal services in Salt Lake City

Court workers in Salt Lake City are helping the unsheltered resolve their outstanding cases by taking the legal process to homeless encampments. “Kayak Court” was named by Judge Jeanne Robison and her friend Kim Russo, who is a social worker. They frequently kayak down the Jordan River where there are several camps for people experiencing…MORE

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

A person who attended a St. Louis County Council meeting last week where officials voted to overturn a mask mandate has tested positive for Covid-19, officials said Saturday. “Out of an abundance of caution it is recommended that anyone who attended the council meeting quarantine for the next nine days and monitor their symptoms,” the…MORE

‘Do it for the people you care about’: Florida woman urges people to get vaccinated after losing her dad and brother to Covid-19 the same week
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‘Do it for the people you care about’: Florida woman urges people to get vaccinated after losing her dad and brother to Covid-19 the same week

Payten McCall, 24, and her family were afraid to get vaccinated, but now she’s urging people not to make that mistake after losing her oldest brother and her dad to Covid-19. Her dad, Mark McCall, 60, died early Friday morning in the Covid ward of a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital where her mom, Sherry McCall, 58,…MORE

A stranded orca was freed from a rocky coastline in Alaska after being stuck for hours

A stranded orca was freed from a rocky coastline in Alaska after being stuck for hours

An orca that became stranded on a rocky beach in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, Thursday morning was freed with the help of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and sailors who happened to be nearby. The stranded killer whale was first discovered on the rocks by a nearby vessel, the Steadfast, according to…MORE

Los Angeles sheriff expressed ‘grave concerns’ over a deadly shooting captured on bodycam
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Los Angeles sheriff expressed ‘grave concerns’ over a deadly shooting captured on bodycam

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he has “grave concerns” about an incident in March in which deputies shot and killed a 34-year-old Hispanic man outside his family home in East Los Angeles. His department released a highly edited compilation of some of the footage, along with portions of a 911 call during a…MORE

At least five people, including a 4-year-old, were shot outside of an Indianapolis funeral home

At least five people, including a 4-year-old, were shot outside of an Indianapolis funeral home

Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting outside of a funeral home in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday that left at least five people wounded, including a 4-year-old girl. Officers responded to a report of someone being shot in the 1100 block of West 30th Street, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Genae…MORE

Aunt arrested after niece and nephew’s bodies found in her car, police say
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Aunt arrested after niece and nephew’s bodies found in her car, police say

A Baltimore woman is facing multiple charges, including child abuse resulting in death, after police found the remains of her 7-year-old niece and 5-year-old nephew in her car late Wednesday, according to the Baltimore County Police Department. Nicole Michelle Johnson, 33, of Baltimore, was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts each of first-degree…MORE

Some vaccinated Americans have lost their patience with those refusing the shot as Covid-19 cases surge and mandates return
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Some vaccinated Americans have lost their patience with those refusing the shot as Covid-19 cases surge and mandates return

John McCullough got a chilling look into the horrors of coronavirus while he worked as a contact tracer for a health department in Alexandria, Virginia. So he did his part to keep himself and his community safe: mostly stayed home, wore his mask and had only a close group of people he interacted with. He…MORE

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Kanye West to release new album this week

Kanye West to release new album this week

  Kanye West made headlines over the weekend, appearing at multiple events in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Sunday, Ye held a private listening party for his new album LP 10 (Donda). The album reportedly will feature Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Baby, and Tyler The Creator. Tyler was in a viral video with Kanye that…

‘Just A Friend’ Artist Biz Markie has passed at 57

‘Just A Friend’ Artist Biz Markie has passed at 57

  By: Josh Lea @joshdlea Biz Markie, known by many for his hit song, Just A Friend, passed away on Friday from complications of type II diabetes. Markie, a native of Harlem, New York, began his rise in 1988 with his debut album Going Off. The album featured Markie’s calling card of beatboxing with the…

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake recently posted a pic of his newest tattoo on Instagram featuring the famous Beatles walk across Abbey Road. However, he tattooed himself in front of the Beatles. Drake, of course, famously said in the song ‘Going Bad’ “I got more slaps than the Beatles.” Supporters of the Beatles didn’t take long to slam Drake…

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