California’s dire coronavirus prediction was wrong, hospitalizations went down instead 

In late September, California officials predicted that the state could see a whopping 89% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations within the next month. But 30 days after that dire prediction, the rates of virus-related hospitalizations have gone down. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s health and human services secretary, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 25 as saying that the state was on track to have more than 4,800 people hospitalized with the coronavirus by Oct. 25.   In this image taken from a live-streamed video from the California…

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Tumultuous weather forecast nationwide this week with wildfires, snow and tropical storms

Tumultuous weather is expected across the country this week, with historic wildfires burning in the West, a tropical storm heading toward the Gulf Coast by mid-week and an early-season winter storm expected to bring snow and ice from the Rockies into the Plains. California, which has endured its worst wildfire season in history, is bracing for the most dangerous winds of the year, a forecast that prompted the largest utility to announce plans to cut power Sunday to nearly 1 million people to guard against its equipment sparking new blazes. COLORADO…

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Florida police chief remembered as ‘friend and mentor,’ dies in plane crash

A Florida police chief died late Sunday morning after crashing a single-engine plane, authorities have confirmed. Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham crashed the plane around 11: 30 a.m. in the 9700 block of Southwest 140th Ave. in Dunnellon, a small city located in Marion County, according to the sheriff’s office. Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham was remembered fondly by those who knew him.  (Ocala Police Department) Sheriff’s deputies and Marion County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the crash and found Graham dead at the scene. Authorities said he was the…

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Texas boy, 3, dies after accidentally shooting self in chest at own birthday party, authorities say

A 3-year-old boy in Texas died of a gunshot wound Saturday after accidentally shooting himself in the chest during his own birthday party, authorities said. Deputies responded to the home in Porter, about 30 miles north of Houston, around 4:45 p.m. to conduct a welfare check, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. HOUSTON SERGEANT KILLED IN SHOOTING DIED ‘PROTECTING ME AND MY FAMILY,’ ESTRANGED WIFE OF ALLEGED KILLER SAYS Deputies learned of the child’s gunshot wound when they arrived. He was rushed to a nearby fire station, where he died…

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Antifa member infected with coronavirus hands out food at Portland popsicle party: report

ANTIFA: The truth behind the mask A look into the domestic terror organization ANTIFA and how it is attempting to take over the current peaceful protests of the George Floyd death. An Antifa member unknowingly infected with coronavirus took part in protests and handed out food during a popsicle party in Portland, Ore., last week, according to a report. Members of the left-wing group began expressing concern on social media Saturday, the Post Millennial reported. TRUMP PRESSES NBC ANCHOR TO ASK MORE ABOUT ANTIFA, LEFT-WING VIOLENCE “Anyone who was at…

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NYPD cop suspended for using loudspeaker to say ‘Trump 2020’ while on duty

A New York police officer has reportedly been suspended without pay for using the department vehicle’s loudspeaker to proclaim his support for President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign. Footage posted on social media shows an NYPD vehicle parked at an intersection in a Brooklyn neighborhood with two officers standing beside it. A passerby appears to be holding his phone out, provoking the officer who had used the vehicle’s loudspeaker to say: “Trump 2020.” IOWA POLICE DOG LOCATES BOY, 2, WHO WANDERED FROM HOME WITH FAMILY CANINE “Do it again!” the passerby…

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Navy ID’s crew killed in Alabama plane crash

The two crew members who died when a U.S. Navy training plane crashed in a residential Alabama neighborhood on Friday have been identified. U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, and 24-year-old U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett were the two-person crew piloting a U.S. Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft when it crashed in Foley, the Navy said in a statement Sunday. F-18 JET CRASHES IN KERN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA “Their spirit, friendship, and devotion to their country will not be forgotten,” the Navy said. Ross, pictured left, and Garrett were piloting…

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After 41 year cold case mystery, DNA ties torso to woman whose husband was chief suspect in her disappearance

California police have announced a startling discovery in a 41-year-old cold case mystery. After finding a torso that washed ashore in 1979 they now know it belongs to a missing woman whose husband faced trial for her murder until the case was dismissed for lack of evidence. The Benicia Police Department said Thursday it reopened the case in July and was able to connect the remains to Dolores Wulff through DNA obtained from one of her children. CALIFORNIA COLD CASE MURDER LIKELY SOLVED WITH TEXAS MAN’S ARREST, AUTHORITIES SAY The Benicia…

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Border Patrol agent fatally shoots man suspected of human smuggling in Texas

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man suspected of human smuggling in Texas after he struck an agent with his vehicle while trying to escape the scene, federal authorities said Saturday. Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the Webb County constable’s office intercepted a tractor-trailer and a vehicle dropping off a large number of people in Laredo around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said. BORDER PATROL SHOOTING IN CALIFORNIA LEAVES 1 DEAD The people, believed to be in the U.S. illegally,…

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US opioid deaths rising amid coronavirus lockdowns, state health officials say

Opioid deaths are spiking in places across the U.S. as states remain locked down during the ongoing battle against the coronavirus, state and county health officials reported this month. While national data isn’t available for most of 2020, several individual states are reporting an increase in opioid overdose deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. TRUMP ADDRESSES ADDICTION, DEPRESSION DUE TO COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS Health officials and experts have cited increased isolation and job loss due to statewide shutdowns as possible factors for the surge in drug-related deaths. “The pandemic has really increased risk factors…

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