JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1.
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The release of body camera footage showing a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old was another test for news organizations. The March 29 shooting forced newsrooms to weigh how much graphic material they should show now that video of police confrontations is becoming commonplace. One Chicago digital site offered subscribers a choice to read the story with or without the video. National television outlets took similar approaches. They showed jumpy body camera footage of officer Eric Stillman chasing Adam Toledo and ordering him to drop a gun, followed by Toledo’s empty hands being raised. The video is stopped at the moment of the fatal shot.
Louisiana is making a full-court press to get shots in arms, with sometimes creative outreach to make it as easy as possible to get vaccinated. The effort comes as vaccine supplies are surging but demand is not. The state has enlisted colleges, community groups and church pastors to cajole the hesitant and set up vaccination events. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has thrown open vaccine access to anyone 16 or older. Civic and faith-based groups have started knocking on doors and making phone calls. Nearly 31% of the state’s population has received at least one dose, according to state data. But Louisiana is still near the bottom among states in vaccinating adults 18 and older.
RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairmont Mayakoba will honor Earth Day, celebrated across the globe annually on April 22,…
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Coroner tells news outlet, Coast Guard tells families: 2nd dead worker from capsized lift boat found off Louisiana.
Police say a shy podcaster helped them arrest the longtime suspect in the killing of California college student Kristin Smart nearly a quarter-century ago. Chris Lambert detoured from his musical career three years ago to create a podcast about Smart's 1996 disappearance. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson says Lambert's efforts helped bring forward witnesses that led this week to the arrest of Paul Flores and his father. They appeared in court but didn't enter pleas. Lambert says he never expected the results he achieved. The arrests propelled his podcast, “Your Own Backyard,” to No. 2 on podcasting charts.
AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of its inaugural MLS season kicking off this weekend, Austin FC and Q2 Stadium have l…
Forward John Fulkerson has announced he is returning to Tennessee for his sixth season, using the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fulkerson informed Tennessee of his decision and shared it on social media with a video. Fulkerson didn’t get to play in the NCAA Tournament in the Volunteers’ first-round loss to Oregon State. He had a concussion and facial fracture after taking two elbows to the face from Gators forward Omar Payne in a win over Florida in the SEC Tournament. Fulkerson says this is one more chance to walk off the court on his terms.
Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board says it will take longer than expected to decide on whether or not the suspension of former president Donald Trump should be upheld because it needs more time to go through the deluge of public comments. The social media giant had asked the board to make a final ruling on whether it was justified in indefinitely suspending Trump from its platforms after he incited supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in January. The panel’s initial 90-day deadline to come up with a decision was days away. However, it said Friday that it extended the timeline for the case after receiving more than 9,000 public comments.