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Pastors push for “Greensboro Massacre” apology

(WXII) Religious leaders gathered Tuesday morning to ask for a formal apology from the city of Greensboro, North Carolina and its police department days ahead of the the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre. The 1979 Klan-Nazi shootings in Greensboro left five protesters dead and nearly a dozen others injured. Religious leaders said they are “calling on the general community…

Father fights for transgender insurance coverage

(KCRA) A California father is fighting for health care coverage for his transgender daughter. Brian Condrey’s daughter, Stella, came out as transgender in 2017. Condrey is an English professor at Yuba College, where transgender benefits are not covered by its health insurance plan. “It’s unfair. It’s absolutely discriminatory, and quite frankly, in the 21st century, we have a really hard…

Remains of missing 5-year-old found in South Carolina landfill

(WIS/NBC News) Investigators have confirmed remains found last week in a South Carolina landfill are those of 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams. The search for young Nevaeh began August 5th when her mother, 29-year-old Sheree Bradley, was found beaten and stabbed to death inside her Sumter apartment. Nevaeh was nowhere to be found. Reportedly seen leaving the scene of the crime, 28-year-old…

Missouri DOT apologizes for editing Trump shirt & hat

(KSDK) The Missouri Department of Transportation Northeast District issued an apology on social media after it posted an edited photo. The original photo, a boy wearing a ‘Trump 2020’ shirt and a ‘Trump 2020’ hat was cropped and there was a slight edit on the hat, so you could only see the ‘2020’ part. Mitchel Lemons from Nebo, Illinois won…

DNA databases help solve 35-year-old cold case

(WTMJ) A Wisconsin cold case has been solved after nearly 35 years. The Ozaukee County Sheriff said Tuesday that forensic science tied a man named Philip Cross to the rape and 1984 murder of Traci Hammerberg. Forensic scientists used DNA evidence from Hammerberg’s body and compared it to public genealogy databases that thousands of people use to learn about their…

Student’s arrest sparks claims of racial bias & excessive force

(KGW) The arrest of an Oregon State University student is sparking accusations of excessive force and racial profiling. Body camera footage of the incident was released by Oregon State Police. One of the officers in the video is an OSP trooper assigned to work at Oregon State University, according to the state police agency. The other officer is employed by…

Mini-horses bring smiles to Alzheimer’s patients

(WBIR) It’s hard not to smile when you see mini horses and donkeys. So when they waltz into an assisted living facility in Tennessee the residents have the same reaction. They’re not your typical visitors. “Miniature bodies, large personalities,” says Julia Stewart, volunteer coordinator for Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, or STAR. “It’s just really hard not to smile when…

Caught On Camera: Police Save Choking Baby

(WESH) A Kissimmee, Florida police officer was in the right place at the right time when a baby began choking on a goldfish cracker. Footage from the officer’s body camera shows the dramatic moment Amanda Zimmerman handed her lifeless 18-month-old boy to the officer. MJ choked on a Goldfish cracker and was no longer breathing. While officers tried to help,…

Missing 3-year-old found dead

(NBC News) Remains found in a Birmingham, Alabama dumpster Tuesday are believed to be 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. McKinney was the subject of an intense 10-day search after she disappeared from a birthday party. Two suspects are in custody. “We will be screening warrants for kidnapping and capital murder against Patrick Stallworth and Derick Brown,” said Birmingham Police Chief Patrick…

“Explosive” testimony strengthens impeachment push

(NBC News) The impeachment inquiry reached what many are considering a turning point Tuesday when Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor delivered nine hours of what Democrats call “explosive” testimony. “Ambassador Taylor’s testimony was absolutely damning,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. “This is the, my most disturbing day in the Congress so far,” said Rep. Andy Levin. “Very troubling.” In a 15 page…