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Miami-Dade police to take over search efforts at the Surfside condo building collapse site

Miami-Dade police to take over search efforts at the Surfside condo building collapse site

Firefighters are turning over the search and recovery efforts at the Surfside condo building collapse to the Miami-Dade Police Department, officials said Friday. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue had been in charge at the site of the now-leveled residential building in the South Florida community. But that is now changing, according to a news release from…MORE

A Missouri hospital just hit its all-time high for Covid cases. But the county fair that attracts thousands won’t be canceled

A Missouri hospital just hit its all-time high for Covid cases. But the county fair that attracts thousands won’t be canceled

Amy Tignor remembers the crowds that attended the Ozark Empire Fair’s rides, concerts and livestock shows in past years. A resident of Springfield, Missouri, since 2005 and the owner of a local brewery, Tignor said nothing could “drag her there” this year, even though she’s fully vaccinated. “As you’re sitting in a crowd, six out…MORE

Fire whirls, ‘pyro’ clouds, and hazy skies: Extreme fire behavior is a preview of what’s to come

Fire whirls, ‘pyro’ clouds, and hazy skies: Extreme fire behavior is a preview of what’s to come

Dozens of wildfires currently blazing across the West have been exhibiting extreme fire behavior: demonstrating alarming rotational patterns and wafting smoke across the country while also creating their own weather. Given 2020’s historic wildfire season, the early return of the destructive flames puts 2021 on pace to be another potentially record-shattering year for blazes. Human-caused…MORE

Minneapolis voters will decide whether to replace the police department with a public safety department

Minneapolis voters will decide whether to replace the police department with a public safety department

Minneapolis city officials voted Friday to approve the language of a ballot measure that will ask voters in November whether the city’s police department should be replaced with public safety department. The Minneapolis City Council approved the ballot question language, which will be presented to residents in the municipal general election on November 2, 2021.…MORE

Before a wildfire grew into an out-of-control blaze, the Forest Service decided to let it burn
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Before a wildfire grew into an out-of-control blaze, the Forest Service decided to let it burn

A massive wildfire raging out of control in the rugged mountains straddling the California-Nevada border, tearing through tens of thousands of acres was initially determined by US Forest Service officials to not be a threat and allowed to burn. The lightning-sparked Tamarack Fire, first discovered on July 4 in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, was initially…MORE

At least nine of the 20 largest US school districts are making masks optional for students
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At least nine of the 20 largest US school districts are making masks optional for students

As the new school year quickly approaches, at least nine of the 20 largest school districts in the US are making masks optional for students in school while another nine are requiring masks. Two districts remain undecided with just weeks left until schools plan to open their doors. With varying rules for indoors and outdoors,…MORE

They dodged flames pushed by 30 mph winds. Crews fighting the huge Bootleg Fire still are trying to tame it
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They dodged flames pushed by 30 mph winds. Crews fighting the huge Bootleg Fire still are trying to tame it

When crews battling the massive Bootleg Fire saw wind-driven flames race across the treetops, they had one option: retreat. “We had a running crown fire, which means that the fire has reached the top of the trees and being pushed by the wind” moving at 30 mph, firefighter Eric West told CNN. “We all had…MORE

George Floyd statue in Brooklyn to move to Manhattan after refurbishment
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George Floyd statue in Brooklyn to move to Manhattan after refurbishment

A statue of George Floyd that has been in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood since Juneteenth will be moved on Monday — first back to the studio for refurbishment and then to Manhattan’s Union Square Park in September as planned, according to Confront Art, the group that produced the statue. The 6-foot statue was unveiled this summer…MORE

Family says conservative radio host has changed his tune on vaccines after he was hospitalized with Covid-19
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Family says conservative radio host has changed his tune on vaccines after he was hospitalized with Covid-19

For months, conservative Nashville, Tennessee-based radio host Phil Valentine has repeatedly made posts on multiple social media platforms telling his fans that if they weren’t at risk for Covid-19, they shouldn’t get the vaccine. That message changed on July 23, when the Valentine family made a public statement on the Facebook page of his talk…MORE

Man arrested after taking Houston ambulance at gunpoint with paramedic and patient inside, police say
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Man arrested after taking Houston ambulance at gunpoint with paramedic and patient inside, police say

A man has been arrested after using a car to block an ambulance, ordering the driver out at gunpoint and driving the ambulance away with a 16-year-old hit-and-run victim and a paramedic inside, Houston police say. The teenaged girl had been struck by a vehicle at 2:30 a.m. and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Houston Police Public…MORE

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