Florida Education Association: rejection of math books is part of a bigger political agenda
One of Florida’s top educators is demanding transparency from Governor DeSantis’ office. It follows the rejection of more than 50 math textbooks alleged to contain prohibited topics like critical race theory and social emotional learning.
I-TEAM: Breaking down increases in Jacksonville rents by ZIP code
The News4JAX I-TEAM continues to hear from people about rising rents throughout the Jacksonville metro area. So, we wanted to take a look at the ZIP codes with the highest rent increase over the past year, and the one ZIP code where the rent has actually decreased.
I-TEAM: Federal health agency investigating complaints related to COVID-19 testing company
Federal officials are investigating numerous complaints related to Center for COVID Control, the company that had been operating a rapid COVID-19 testing site in downtown Jacksonville, the News4JAX I-TEAM learned Friday.
A White off-duty deputy says he shot a Black man who jumped on his truck. Data implies otherwise.
A deputy sheriff in North Carolina is accused of fatally shooting a men he says jumped on his truck. A witness says the man was crossing the street. The truck and the body show no signs of impact, investigators said.washingtonpost.com
‘This has been a bipartisan failure’: Lawmakers call for investigation of Dominican Republic sugar industry
The lawmakers cited an investigation by The Washington Post and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that described how the family of the late former president of one of the Dominican Republic’s largest sugar companies turned to South Dakota in 2019 to finalize four new trusts. The trusts contained shares of the sugar company, Central Romana and personal wealth worth $14 million.washingtonpost.com
City officials travel to US Capitol to meet with government leaders about embattled apartment community
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff, Jordan Elsbury, has spent the last three days in Washington, D.C., meeting with government leaders about the problems at Hilltop Village Apartments.
Federal authorities, Chicago police announce charges in sweeping narcotics investigation
Seventeen people have been charged in a drug trafficking investigation in Chicago, U.S. Attorney John Lausch, officials from U.S. Homeland Security and the Chicago Police Department announced Thursday.chicagotribune.com
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation Two attorneys were appointed Monday to investigate sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. State government officials have also called for Cuomo to resign. CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports on the latest updates in the investigation. Then, coauthor of Politico's New York Playbook Anna Gronewold joins CBSN's Elain Quijano to discuss the Cuomo investigation.cbsnews.com
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol More than six weeks after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the investigation into how it happened and who was involved continues to turn up new information. CBS News reporter Cassidy McDonald joins "CBSN AM" with the latest.cbsnews.com
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration The Department of Justice's inspector general is opening an investigation into law enforcement's preparation and response to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The investigation comes as law enforcement officials ramp up security in the nation's capital amid growing threats of violence between now and Inauguration Day. CBS News' Natalie Brand has the latest from Capitol Hill.cbsnews.com
Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Chemical Restraint Use at Two Nevada Juvenile Facilities
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened an investigation into the use of pepper spray at two juvenile correctional facilities run by the Nevada Juvenile Justice Services Agency: the Nevada Youth Training Center and the Summit View Youth Center. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Both statutes give the department the authority to investigate systemic violations of the constitutional rights of young people in juvenile detention and correctional facilities. The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is conducting this investigation. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Louisiana's Prisoner Release Practices
The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a statewide civil investigation into Louisiana’s prisoner release practices. The investigation will examine the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections’ policies and practices for ensuring the timely release of state prisoners in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections who are incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities, including practices related to prisoners who are eligible for immediate release. The investigation will be conducted under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). The Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section is conducting this investigation jointly with the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
JFRD: Lackawanna house catches fire Saturday morning
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire on Shortreed Street, around 7:00 a.m. Saturday Morning. Crews reported seeing heavy flames inside the home. The officers on scene declared the house clear after a search. Within minutes, JFRD announced that the blaze was under control. Command has requested a investigator to look further into the cause of the early morning fire.
The investigation into why Florida paid more than 77-million-dollars for a faulty unemployment technology system is undeway
The investigation into why Florida paid more than 77-million-dollars for a faulty unemployment technology system is undewayPublished: May 28, 2020, 6:08 pmThe inspector General who's looking at documents is asking for patience.
Tesla "auto-pilot" car death under investigation
The first fatal car accident involving Tesla's "auto-pilot" feature is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The investigation comes as several companies are working to develop driverless cars. Kris Van Cleave has more.cbsnews.com
What’s next in Freddie Gray investigation?
The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who was died after sustaining a severe spinal injury while in police custody, has prompted heavy protesting in Baltimore. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins CBSN to discuss what’s next in the investigation.cbsnews.com
Investigation underway into deadly Metro-North crash
Investigation underway into deadly Metro-North crash Investigators spent the day sifting through charred wreckage, trying to figure out why the train plowed into an SUV. As Vinita Nair reports, it was a horrific scene of twisted metal, smoke and flames.cbsnews.com
Malaysia Airlines launches investigation, responds to MH17 crash
Malaysia Airlines launches investigation, responds to MH17 crash CBS News speaks with the distraught wife of Malaysia Airlines MH17 pilot. Seth Doane reports from Kuala Lumpur on family members searching for more information and how this crash might affect Malaysia Airlines.cbsnews.com
CHP officials vow thorough investigation of police beating
CHP officials vow thorough investigation of police beating The California Highway Patrol says it won't need an outside department to investigate accusations of excessive force after one of its officers was captured on video repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a freeway. The video, recorded earlier this week, has gone viral. Mark Albert reports.cbsnews.com
GM investigation: Report says regulators missed chance to correct issue
GM investigation: Report says regulators missed chance to correct issue Investigators released a highly critical report on the delayed General Motors recalls, targeting GM and government regulators. Jeff Glor has been covering this story extensively and has the details.cbsnews.com