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Prosecutors say three LAPD officers falsified gang information

Prosecutors say three LAPD officers falsified gang information

Three Los Angeles police officers face charges for allegedly falsely identifying people as gang members or associates, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Officers Braxton Shaw, Michael Coblentz and Nicolas Martinez each face one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, and multiple counts of filing false police reports and preparing false documentary…MORE

7-Eleven Day is canceled this year, meaning no free Slurpees

7-Eleven Day is canceled this year, meaning no free Slurpees

It’s a sad day for Slurpee lovers everywhere. The convenience retailer has celebrated July 11 (7/11) every summer since 2002 as 7-Eleven Day, with free Slurpees for all who visited one of the stores. But it’s been canceled this year. And, yes, you can blame it on the pandemic. Instead, 7-Eleven said it would celebrate…MORE

Detroit will open schools this Monday

Detroit will open schools this Monday

Detroit Public Schools are scheduled to open their doors Monday for the start of summer classes. It will be the first time schools will welcome back students for face-to-face instruction since the district closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said he sees a “desperate demand” for in-person learning, and that online…MORE

Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriff’s request

Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriff’s request

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Friday confirmed that Andres Guardado, the teenager whose death on June 18 sparked outcry across Los Angeles, was shot five times in the back. The office came to the same conclusion as an independent autopsy that lawyers for the Guardado family unveiled earlier this week. The manner of…MORE

Recovery of bodies begins next week at Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans

Crews in New Orleans are expected to begin Monday the recovery of the bodies of two workers who died nine months ago when the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed during construction. The structure on the edge of the French Quarter partially collapsed on October 12, 2019, killing three and injuring dozens. One body was recovered. Recovery…MORE

Teachers union in nation’s second-largest school district wants schools to remain closed

Teachers union in nation’s second-largest school district wants schools to remain closed

A union representing teachers in Los Angeles, the second-largest school district in the country, says schools should remain closed. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), announced its stance Thursday, recommending that the district keep campuses closed during rising coronavirus infections and deaths. “It is time to…MORE

States struggle with reopening of schools

States struggle with reopening of schools

The nation’s schools have been in an upheaval since the pandemic began. And now, amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, states are revisiting contingency plans to safely reopen them. Several governors are taking sides in the debate between the push for attendance and the hesitation to gather kids before it’s safe. The US Centers for…MORE

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