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DOJ to investigate Minneapolis policing practices after ex-officer convicted of murder

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Department of Justice’s investigation into Minneapolis’ policing policies, DOJ officials said. The announcement comes a day after Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty of second and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter. During the trial, prosecutors presented the jury with a video recorded by bystanders that showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes. Prosecutors argued that Chauvin’s actions caused Floyd to die from asphyxiation. Video showed Floyd...

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Airline offers ‘dark tourism’ trip with flight above Chernobyl

CNN – If you’ve ever wanted to see the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, you could get the chance to glimpse it from above. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the catastrophe this month, an aerial tour is being offered that will give passengers a chance to gaze down on the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the abandoned city of Pripyat, CNN reported. Ukrainian International Airlines is operating the tour on April 25, which is the eve of the date that Chernobyl’s Reactor No, 4 exploded in 1986, sending a toxic plume of radioactivity into the skies over...

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Oregon creamery fire prompts local evacuations

MCMINNVILLE, Oregon / CNN — A three-alarm fire at the Organic Valley Creamery in Oregon triggered evacuations on Tuesday. McMinnville Fire Department responded to the fire at the creamery located at 700 Northeast Highway 99W just before 1:30 p.m., KPTV reported. MMFD asked for residents within a ¼ to 1/2 a mile radius from the fire site to evacuate due to ammonia inside the creamery. Evacuation orders have since been lifted. Ammonia is used to cool the dairy and the supply likely burned off and didn’t get into the larger tanks which was the initial concern, firefighters said. Given...

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Queen of England celebrates 95th birthday, days after husbands funeral

LONDON / CNN — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 95th birthday at Windsor Castle, just days after the funeral of Prince Philip — her husband of 73 years. This is the Queen’s second birthday since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Born in London on April 21, 1926, Her Majesty usually celebrates her birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly with gun salutes in Hyde Park, Windsor Great Park and at the Tower of London. That particular tradition was absent from last year’s scaled-back occasion, as it will be Wednesday — not just because of...

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Women accused of stealing home security cameras from Fort Myers Home Depot

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Deputies are searching for suspects accused of stealing RING brand video and doorbell cameras from a Home Depot in Fort Myers, SWFL Crime Stoppers reported. Two unidentified women were seen loading several cameras into their bags before fleeing the store located on South Tamiami Trail. The pair drove off in a silver Acura sedan, according to officials. Anyone who can identify the women is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. The post Women accused of stealing home security cameras from Fort Myers Home Depot appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Deputies search for potentially armed woman in Deep Creek

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies are searching for a woman who was last seen at her Punta Gorda home around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Missy Fox, 49, could possibly be armed, but deputies said said she is not a suspect. Fox is roughly 5-foot-8 and 116 pounds. She may be wearing a white robe, deputies said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-0013. The post Deputies search for potentially armed woman in Deep Creek appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Another Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine side effect possible

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine last week to investigate a potential connection to a rare blood clotting disorder. More than 7,000,000 people have received the J&J shot and rare blood clots were only reported in six women. The European Medicines agency said yesterday that a warning about unusual blood clots and low blood platelets should be added to the vaccine. Local medical professionals are emphasizing that low platelet counts are just another side effect and are not...

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Naples City Council to discuss rooftop dining ordinance

NAPLES, Fla. – Dining could soon reach new heights in Naples. The Naples City Council will be discussing a rooftop dining ordinance at Wednesday’s meeting. If approved, some restaurants on 5th Avenue would be able to expand their dining options. But this isn’t the first time rooftop dining has been on the table. Around 20 years ago, restaurants on 5th Avenue were a not limited to ground level, until the council banned second and third floor dining due to noise complaints. Realty investor Christopher Shucart is trying to change the game — he has dreams of having...

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Officer shoots & kills Black teenager holding a knife, bodycam video shows

COLUMBUS, Oh. / CNN — A police officer shot and killed a Black teenage girl on Tuesday after she tried to cut two females with a knife, officials said and body camera footages shows. The girl’s mother, Paula Bryant, and the Franklin County Children’s Services identified the teen as Ma’Khia Bryant. Although local law enforcement identified her as 15-years-old at a news conference Tuesday, the FCCS said the girl’s age as 16. “Ma’Khia was a foster child, who was under the care of Franklin County Children Services,” the FCCS said. “This...

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Waste Pro offers temporary fix for Cape Coral trash troubles

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – As trash piles up on curbs around Cape Coral, Waste Pro is offering a temporary solution to residents who are anxious to be free of their garbage. The company is offering a trash drop off service at Cultural Park Theater. Residents can load up their trash, drive up and workers will dump it in the garbage truck. The company said it is offering trash drop off as a temporary solution due to being short-staffed. “I do understand their employment issue with the drivers and so forth,” said Cape Coral resident Rich Olson. But some residents are fed...

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