Chicago’s July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets.
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Broadway star Nick Cordero dies after monthslong battle against coronavirus

Cordero faced severe complications from the virus, despite having no pre-existing health conditions. He spent weeks on a ventilator, suffered septic shock, mini-strokes and had to have a leg amputated.


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Ex-boyfriend charged with capital murder in death of MPD detective

A snapshot of the community support for UAB during COVID-19

Georgia Governor issues State of Emergency citing holiday weekend violence

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Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge coronavirus can spread in air

The World Health Organization has long maintained that COVID-19 is spread via larger respiratory droplets, most often when people cough or sneeze, that fall to the ground.

Gadsden State cancels commencement ceremonies, schedules ‘drive-through’ graduation event

Mourning 8-year-old Royta Giles, killed in Galleria shooting 4th of July weekend

Rickey Smiley’s daughter shot in Houston

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  Boaters on Logan Martin Lake hold parade for President Trump over weekend

Oxford police officer saves choking baby’s life early Sunday morning

Governor Ivey awards $48 million to Alabama Department of Education for help to reopen schools

  ADPH: 984 Alabamians have died from COVID-19 as more than 44K test positive & 22K recover

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Georgia Gov. authorizes Guard troops after 8-year-old killed

Authorities say a group of armed individuals opened fire near the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed by a white police officer in June. The area has become a site for frequent demonstrations.


Washington Redskins QB suggests ‘Red Tails’ as new team name


Alabama Secretary of State releases sample runoff election ballots

Gadsden PD looking for missing girl

3 killed in separate crashes during holiday weekend

  Gardendale woman details month of recovery from COVID-19

  Mall shootout leads to death of a child; 1 man arrested, police searching for 5 others

A shooting inside the Riverchase Galleria left an 8-year-old dead, 3 others injured and a community searching for answers.
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  FDA adds to list warning of potentially toxic hand sanitizers

The FDA updated an earlier advisory, adding more hand sanitizer products that may contain methanol it recommended people not use.

Dermatologist offers tips to deal with ‘maskne’

Homewood restaurant’s mission for good food and safe fun

Clay drive-in fireworks celebration happening Sunday night

Former Glencoe police chief dies from COVID-19


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