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Huntsville Police Officer William Darby resigned on Friday, almost three months after a jury found him guilty of murder.

Darby, who was convicted of murder in May, “is no longer employed by the city of Huntsville,” according to the city.

Darby resigned of his own will, according to the city. Continue reading “William Darby, Huntsville Police officer convicted of murder, resigns from department”

MSN

DENVER (AP) — Body camera footage released Thursday shows a Colorado police officer using a Taser on a 75-year-old man without warning less than a minute after police said he answered the door to his apartment holding a sword-like object.

The videos show Michael Clark falling backward after being shocked by the Taser as he stood inside his apartment May 30, hitting a chair on his way to the ground and temporarily losing consciousness. Continue reading “Video released of officers using Taser on 75-year-old”

MSN – USA Today

A Houston hospital has its first case of the lambda variant of the coronavirus, but public health experts say it remains too soon to tell whether the variant will rise to the same level of concern as the delta variant currently raging across unvaccinated communities in the U.S.

About 83% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are from the delta variant and the vast majority of hospitalizations are among unvaccinated people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading “Lambda variant of COVID-19 identified at Texas hospital. Is it worse than delta?”

Jerusalem Post

The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been linked to an increased chance of developing thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a rare blood disorder, Israeli researchers said Monday.

TTP is an autoimmune disease that causes blood clots to form in various organs of the body. According to the National Institutes of Health, these clots can limit or block the flow of oxygen-rich blood to key organs like the brain, kidneys and heart, resulting in serious health problems. Continue reading “Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine linked to rare blood disease – Israeli study”

SF Gate

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — An off-duty police officer in Colorado died in a 200-foot (70-meter) fall while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park this week.

Park rangers responded Thursday to Mount Lady Washington, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Denver. The rangers were helped in their search by a helicopter crew assigned to a wildfire near Steamboat Springs. Continue reading “Off-duty officer dies hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park”

MSN – CNN

Two former police officers in Maine have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges stemming from an incident in which they beat porcupines to death with their batons while on duty, Sagadahoc County District Attorney Natasha Irving told CNN.

Addison Cox and Michael Rolerson both pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of night hunting and one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty, Irving said.  Continue reading “2 former Maine police officers accused of beating porcupines to death will spend time in jail”

MSN – CNN

Drugmaker Pfizer said Thursday it is seeing waning immunity from its coronavirus vaccine and says it is picking up its efforts to develop a booster dose that will protect people from variants.

Pfizer said it would soon publish data about a third dose of vaccine and submit it to the US Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency and other regulators. The company specified it would seek FDA emergency use authorization for a booster dose in August. Continue reading “Pfizer says it’s time for a Covid vaccine booster; FDA and CDC say not so fast”

Yahoo News

Recently, Cathy Marsden, a specialist at the UK-based auction house Lyon & Turnbull, told the BBC that she was sifting through piles of old papers in an attic at a home in Edinburgh, Scotland, when she came across a folded document that looked like the Declaration of Independence.

Marsden told the BBC that after some research, she realized she was holding one of 201 copies of the Declaration of Independence made by the printer William Stone. Stone was commissioned by John Quincy Adams, then-secretary of state, in 1820 to make official copies of the document in an effort to preserve its history, according to the National ArchivesContinue reading “A woman found a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence in a Scotland attic, and it sold for more than $4 million at auction”

Mail.com

WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An hourslong standoff with a group of heavily armed men that partially shut down Interstate 95 ended Saturday with 11 suspects in custody, Massachusetts state police said. The standoff shut down a portion of I-95 for much of the morning, causing major traffic problems during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Authorities said the interstate is now reopened and the shelter-in-place orders for Wakefield and Reading were lifted.

The standoff began around 2 a.m. when police noticed two cars pulled over on I-95 with hazard lights on after they had apparently run out of fuel, authorities said at a Saturday press briefing. At least some of the suspects were clad in military-style gear with long guns and pistols, Mass State Police Col. Christopher Mason said. He added that they were headed to Maine from Rhode Island for “training.”  Continue reading “11 people in custody after hourslong armed standoff on I-95”

Yahoo News

Jun. 13—When Karen Letourneau saw her mother in April for the first time in more than a year, she did not expect it would be the last time.

Three weeks earlier, Letourneau’s mother, Patricia Caron of Lewiston, had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The day they met, Caron felt symptoms of what she thought was a cold. But when Letourneau, who lives in Wales and was partially vaccinated then, found herself experiencing COVID-19 symptoms a few days later, she asked her mother to get tested. Continue reading “8 fully vaccinated Mainers have died from COVID-19. Vaccines still prevent more deaths.”

WFMZ 69

(The Center Square) – The 2021 flu season which was the one of the mildest on record for Pennsylvania, state health officials revealed recently, mirroring a trend seen across the county as COVID-19 mitigation efforts also hampered the seasonal scourge.

As of May 22, the last day of the 2020-2021 flu season, there were 3,664 laboratory-confirmed flu cases and 21 flu-associated deaths in the state. This was a 95 percent decrease from the cumulative count of cases at the end of the 2019-20 flu season. Continue reading “Pennsylvania health officials say recent flu season was one of mildest on record”

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HARRISBURG, Pa. ­– Pennsylvania State Police say one of its corporals tried to cover up a driving under the influence of alcohol investigation while she was assigned as a patrol supervisor.

PSP Corporal Jennifer Ruhl was charged Friday with obstructing administration of law or other governmental function, false swearing-official proceeding, tampering with public records or information, and hindering apprehension or prosecution, all misdemeanors, according to a state police news release. Continue reading “State police corporal charged with trying to cover up DUI investigation”

I UV

This Awareness* wishes briefly to remind entities that the admiralty court is the court in which the gold braid goes around the American Flag which indicates the court is under martial law, or under admiralty law, from the martial law since Abraham Lincoln’s executive order putting it under martial law, and in order to continue staying under martial law, the country has to have some kind of war every two years. Thus, the war on drugs, the war on poverty, et cetera, and the admiralty laws are used in the courts in such a way that they are not necessarily tied to the Constitution, although the Constitution is said to be the law of the land.  Continue reading “The Admiralty Court Exists Because the U.S. is Under Martial law”

MSN – CNN

The US military has issued an apology after soldiers accidentally stormed a factory in Bulgaria that produces processing machinery for olive oil during a training exercise last month.

US soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade had been practicing for days how to seize and secure the Cheshnegirovo decommissioned airfield in Bulgaria, training that included clearing bunkers across the airfield, according to a statement from the US Army Europe and Africa released Tuesday. During an exercise on May 11, the soldiers cleared a building next to the airfield that “they believed was part of the training area, but that was occupied by Bulgarian civilians operating a private business.” No weapons were fired, the US military also said.  Continue reading “US troops accidentally storm olive oil factory in Bulgaria”

WFMZ

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health has dropped its legal action against more than 40 restaurants accused of defying state orders to close indoor dining and maintain social-distancing protocols.

The Health Department had filed two separate complaints alleging that restaurants were violating Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions. Continue reading “Pa. drops legal action against restaurants over pandemic”

WFMZ

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | The Montgomery County district attorney’s office announced the arrest of a Bucks County police officer on felony charges of possessing child pornography.

Hilltown Township Police Officer Matthew Reiss, 47, was charged in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County with multiple counts of possessing child pornography, said DA Kevin Steele, in a news release. Continue reading “Hilltown Township police officer arrested for alleged distribution of child pornography”

MSN – CBS News

William Shakespeare – the 81-year-old man who became the second person in the U.K. to receive a COVID-19 vaccine – has died.

Shakespeare, who goes by Bill, died of a stroke, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust said, according to BBC News.  Continue reading “William Shakespeare, second in U.K. to get vaccine, dies at 81”

MSN

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland told Congress on Wednesday that violence incited by white supremacists poses “the most dangerous threat to our democracy.” That assertion reflects near-universal consensus among national security experts, including those who worked for the Trump administration.

Garland’s warning came during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, which was conducted by supporters of then-President Donald Trump and incited by white supremacist groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. Five people died as a result of the attack. Continue reading “White supremacy is top security threat, Garland says”

Mail.com

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses it of financial abuses and aims to put it out of business.

The judge was tasked with deciding whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the group. Though headquartered in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporated in the state. Continue reading “Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group”