On June 19, 1865, the final enslaved people in Confederate states received news of the Emancipation Proclamation. While the date may be new as a federal holiday, Galveston has celebrated it for years.
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Three law enforcement officers were killed and five wounded in eastern Kentucky when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant, authorities said. Police took 49-year-old Lance Storz into custody late Thursday night after an hourslong standoff at a home in Allen, a small town in the hills of Appalachia. The responding officers encountered “pure hell” when they arrived on the scene, Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt told reporters Friday afternoon.
The bar was hosting a drag show Thursday when about 10 people showed up to yell about “pedophiles” and harass bar operators and patrons.
- The Daily Beast
Anderson County Sheriff's OfficeA 28-year-old Texas man accused of orchestrating the horrific smuggling operation that killed 53 migrants this week frantically texted the driver when the truck went off the radar and later admitted to a confidential informant he had no idea the air conditioning had failed in the sweltering big rig, the feds say.Christian Martinez, 28, was arrested Tuesday on a trafficking charge involving death that could result in life in prison or the death penalty after migran
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A 4-year-old Black girl became the poster child for a pro life anti-abortion group. Her mom had no idea until she saw the billboard.
Tricia Fraser was outraged when her child's photo appeared on an anti-abortion ad in 2011 without her consent. After Roe v. Wade's reversal, she's madder.
- LA Times
Lancaster, Palmdale, La Puente and Lynwood were forced to cancel or revise their shows after the state fire marshal raided a vendor's warehouse.
- Associated Press
A Texas inmate who is set to be put to death in less than two weeks asked that his execution be delayed so he can donate a kidney. Ramiro Gonzales is scheduled to receive a lethal injection on July 13 for fatally shooting 18-year-old Bridget Townsend, a southwest Texas woman whose remains were found nearly two years after she vanished in 2001. In a letter sent Wednesday, Gonzales’ lawyers, Thea Posel and Raoul Schonemann, asked Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to grant a 30-day reprieve so the inmate can be considered a living donor “to someone who is in urgent need of a kidney transplant.”
The people seen in this surveillance footage from a San Jose convenience store are wanted for their alleged involvement in an incident in which one of the men fired a gun at the head of the store clerk who had stopped him from stealing a case of beer.
- LA Times
Dunsmoor, an upscale new restaurant in L.A.'s Glassell Park neighborhood, was hit with protests and "Gentrification Is Genocide" graffiti on opening night.
The Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh provided a positive update on a dog who was abandoned and nearly starved in Crescent Township.
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The owner of the Michigan ice cream shop defended the controversial post.
A woman was arrested after stealing her mother’s car and then selling the vehicle for just $500, according to the Covington Police Department. When she returned to her home on Cottonwood Place in Covington, her 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was missing. A little more than a month later, on April 24, Covington Police said a woman was pulled over driving the stolen Monte Carlo in Memphis at the intersection of North McLean and Poplar Avenue.
A man and woman were arrested for creating over 230 fake drive-out tags for a profit.
The Chrisley Knows Best matriarch has noticed "people who have reached out ... people who haven't reached out" recently as she and husband Todd were tried and convicted for tax evasion and bank fraud
- The Daily Beast
via YouTube/CBS NewsPolice have arrested a man for the killing of a young mom who was shot in the head while walking her 3-month-old baby in a stroller in New York City this week.A senior law enforcement official confirmed the arrest to The Daily Beast, identifying the suspect as the baby’s father. Police have not officially released the name of the man, who was apprehended by United States Marshals and the New York Police Department Fugitive Task Force.The arrest comes two days after the brutal
- Shreveport Times | The Times
Casey LaCaze-Lachney and her attorney are set to meet with the Winnfield, Louisiana, police chief next week about the indecent exposure citation.
- NBC News
The curious case of the Edwards family involves a dementia-stricken accountant and a police traffic stop that turned up garbage bags full of shredded documents.
- Petoskey News Review
Don’t our kids, teachers and seniors deserve better from us than to be “sitting ducks” waiting for the next slaughter?
- Fox News
Florida man stole R2-D2 worth $10K, posed as Disney cast member to show weaknesses in security, deputies say
A Florida man is accused of stealing an R2-D2 droid from a Walt Disney World hotel to point out security flaws to increase his chances of getting hired.
- USA TODAY
About 10,000 members of the Rainbow Family of Living Light are expected to gather in a remote Colorado forest under the watchful eye of authorities.