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2 arrests in beating, robbing of man, 80, in California

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested on suspicion of beating and robbing an 80-year-old man inside a grocery store bathroom in Southern California.  

Roberto Flores-Lopez was found with injuries to his face in the men’s room at Superior Grocers in Lancaster on July 8. He’d also suffered several broken ribs.

His family says Flores-Lopez is out of intensive care but faces a long recovery... Read More

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Sunday is National Eat Your Jello Day!

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — Sunday, July 12 is “Eat Your Jello Day!” Pearle Wait trademarked the snack in 1897.

It is made from gelatin, which is dried animal collagen that is ground into a powder.

More than one hundred years later, Jello remains a household name with 21 flavors.

This popular dessert can be turned into a fun family activity. You can try mixing different colors and flavors, and even using different molds for fun and creative shapes!

Of course, it never hurts to add a little fruit to this bouncy treat... Read More

NEW: Nevada reports more than 800 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on an upward trend

*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is reporting more than 800 new COVID-19 cases as more than 9,000 tests were conducted statewide in the past 24 hours. This is the state’s seventh largest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting one new COVID-19-related deaths across the state.

There are now 27,683 confirmed cases and 593 deaths in Nevada... Read More

Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise.

According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases, and 45 deaths were recorded.

California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, set on Wednesday. New York had 11,571 on April 15.

The numbers come at the end of a grim, record-breaking week as Florida reported 514 fatalities — an average of 73 per day. Three weeks ago, the state was averaging 30 deaths per day. Since the pandemic began in March, 4,346 people have died in Florida of COVID-19, the state says... Read More

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Data shows Fourth of July was busy travel day, despite pandemic

(CNN NEWSOURCE) — New analysis of cell phone data in 10 coronavirus hotspots shows even more people hit the road over the Fourth of July weekend than over Memorial Day, despite warnings from health experts.

The analysis comes from data by “Cuebiq,” a private company that the CDC uses to track general movement in the U.S.

Cuebiq focused on the number of visitors to and from 10 metro area hotspots in the U.S., including Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa, Charleston, Miami, Phoenix and Atlanta.

According to the data, nearly all of these metro areas saw an increase in the number of visitors when compared to either Memorial Day weekend or the two weeks prior.

The sole exception was the Phoenix area, which saw a slightly higher percentage of visitors during Memorial Day weekend... Read More

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

(AP) — As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher.

They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are already pursuing.

There are too many uncertainties and variables, they say, for back-to-school to be back-to-normal.

Where is the virus spreading rapidly? Do students live with aged grandparents? Do teachers have high-risk health conditions that would make online teaching safest? Do infected children easily spread COVID-19 to each other and to adults?... Read More

Police: 61-year-old pedestrian hit, killed by suspected DUI driver

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 61-year-old man is dead after the driver of a truck hit him while he was crossing the street in the Spring Valley area late Saturday night. Police say the driver was under the influence.

The crash happened just after 10 p.m. on South Decatur Boulevard, north of Flamingo Road.

A 61-year-old pedestrian, in a motorized wheelchair, was traveling across Decatur Boulevard as a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 was heading south on the street, approaching Flamingo and the pedestrian.

According to police, the Dodge collided into the pedestrian’s wheelchair, causing him to eject onto the roadway. ... Read More