After attacks, ‘huge’ police presence at Florida Pride event
Even before a gunman opened fire at an annual LGBTQ Pride festival in Norway, police officials in a Florida city that hosts one of the largest Pride celebrations in the southeast U.S. were gearing up for “all hands on deck” to make sure the three days of festivities went off safely.
Attorney wants mental competency evaluation for man accused of 4 murders in 2 separate cases
A man accused of murder in two separate shooting incidents months apart that left four people dead appeared in court Thursday, and his attorney told the judge she is arranging for a mental competency evaluation for Terrell Lewis.
Economic forecast brings added pressure to Jacksonville-area small businesses
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday intensified its drive to tame high inflation by raising its key interest rate by three-quarters of a point — its largest hike in nearly three decades — and signaling more large rate increases to come that would raise the risk of another recession.
Man accused in triple shooting that prompted Amber Alert charged in another murder
A man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend and her adult siblings and then taking his son from the scene -- which prompted an Amber Alert -- is now charged in a separate murder case that took place a month before, according to investigators.
10-year-old recounts escape through window in Texas elementary school shooting
As the Uvalde, Texas, community deals with the aftermath of Tuesday's fatal school shooting, many of the young survivors say the experience left them shaken and scarred. A second grader described his ordeal to CNN’s Adrienne Broaddus.
Party crasher to this year’s official start of hurricane season?
Once upon a time, not too many years ago, I could look into the predicted world weather patterns and see, well in advance, when there could be conducive properties for tropical storm development. I could identify these conditions and then sit on the thought, for maybe a week, or longer, to see whether or not if these predicted conditions actually would come together.
Shootings near Milwaukee Bucks playoff game prompt curfew
Downtown Milwaukee will be under a limited curfew for the rest of the weekend and a massive watch party scheduled for Sunday has been called off after 21 people were injured in three separate shootings near an entertainment district where thousands gathered for an NBA playoff game.
Beaches dealing with sub-tropical system and mini-nor’easter
Hurricane season is still officially beginning on June 1st, but often times we see sub-tropical (winter, cold core) systems develop over the Atlantic Ocean and then drift southward over tropical warm waters. After a few days of spinning over these warmer waters, prest-o-change-o and we end up with a hybrid system that the National Hurricane Center ultimately names, even before the official start of hurricane season.
Illinois — a major feeder to the Gulf of Mexico dead zone — falls behind federal goal to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen flowing into its waterways
While sewage plants have reduced contributions to waterways through permits, addressing pollution from farms largely depends on voluntary efforts.chicagotribune.com
Tennessee resumes most vaccine outreach to minors paused after GOP backlash
Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said in a news conference that the state would restart its outreach recommending vaccines for children and teens, which includes offering the vaccine at events on school property as early as next week.washingtonpost.com
Federal prosecutors investigating Cook County land bank, deals involving former employee: records
Federal prosecutors last month subpoenaed the Cook County Land Bank Authority for records as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the program, which was formed to promote economic development in blighted communities that’s also been the subject of controversy. The subpoena sent May 21 requested records involving the sale of 24 properties by the land bank as well as emails and other records relating to Mustafaa Saleh, the agency’s former senior asset manager, records released in response to a Tribune Freedom of Information Act request show.chicagotribune.com
Yes, there WAS good news coming out of 2020
Yes, there WAS good news coming out of 2020 The pandemic offered an opportunity for advances in science and technology to help see us through a troubling time. Correspondent David Pogue reminds us of some of the often-overshadowed bright spots of the past year.cbsnews.com