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Second NYPD officer who was shot in Harlem last week has died
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Second NYPD officer who was shot in Harlem last week has died

The second New York Police Department Officer who was shot while responding to a domestic incident in Harlem last week has died, the NYPD commissioner said. “It’s with great sadness I announce the passing of Police Officer Wilbert Mora,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said on Twitter. “Wilbert is 3 times a hero. For choosing a…MORE

Florida shuts down all monoclonal antibody treatment sites after FDA decision to limit use of certain treatments not proven effective against Omicron
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Florida shuts down all monoclonal antibody treatment sites after FDA decision to limit use of certain treatments not proven effective against Omicron

Florida is closing its monoclonal antibody treatment sites, health officials announced late Monday, citing the US Food and Drug Administration’s decision to limit the use of certain versions of the treatments that were found less effective against the now-dominant Omicron variant of coronavirus. “Unfortunately, as a result of this abrupt decision made by the federal…MORE

Accidental overdose death of 23-year-old Connecticut woman to be investigated as a crime, police say
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Accidental overdose death of 23-year-old Connecticut woman to be investigated as a crime, police say

The death of Lauren Smith-Fields, a 23-year-old Connecticut woman who died of an overdose, is now being investigated as a crime, Bridgeport police said Tuesday. Officials said the department’s narcotics and vice division has opened an investigation and will be assisted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. A day earlier, a medical examiner ruled Smith-Fields…MORE

3 Maryland firefighters dead, 1 in serious condition after partial building collapse

3 Maryland firefighters dead, 1 in serious condition after partial building collapse

Three firefighters died and one was in serious condition after responding to a two-alarm fire at a vacant row home in Baltimore on Monday, Fire Chief Niles Ford said at a news conference. Four firefighters inside the burning home became trapped when the building partially collapsed, according to a tweet from Ford. One firefighter was…MORE

Texas sheriff’s deputy struck, killed while conducting off-duty motorcycle escort
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Texas sheriff’s deputy struck, killed while conducting off-duty motorcycle escort

The Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office on Monday said one of its officers was struck and killed overnight while conducting an off-duty motorcycle escort. According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez, 45, was escorting a heavy load along a service road with others. He “was off his motorcycle, blocking the…MORE

Virginia school districts sue Gov. Youngkin over executive order making mask mandate optional
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Virginia school districts sue Gov. Youngkin over executive order making mask mandate optional

Seven school boards are challenging Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order banning mask mandates. The school boards of Alexandria City, Arlington County, Richmond City, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Hampton City and Prince William County filed a lawsuit with the Circuit Court for the County of Arlington, challenging the constitutionality of the executive order,…MORE

NYC’s mayor is a former NYPD captain. This is his plan to combat gun violence in the city
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NYC’s mayor is a former NYPD captain. This is his plan to combat gun violence in the city

Plagued by a spate of high-profile incidents of violence during his first three weeks in office, New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday laid out an ambitious blueprint to combat gun violence — from increasing officers on patrol and combating the influx of guns into the city, to encouraging prosecutors to move forward earlier…MORE

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