Category: Regional-Local News

Arizona Residents File Lawsuit Hoping to End Homeless ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

A group of Phoenix, Arizona residents is suing the city over what they believe are policies that enable crime and unsanitary conditions to proliferate in a massive urban homeless encampment known as “the Zone.” Tempe-based lawyer Stephen Tully filed the 57-page civil action in Maricopa County Superior Court last week on behalf of the 19…


Judge Suspends Enforcement of Part of Florida’s Stop WOKE Act

A federal judge on Aug. 18 has temporarily blocked part of Florida’s “Stop WOKE Act,” also known as the state’s Individual Freedom Act. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in April signed the measure, FL HB 7, which he called the “Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids Act,” to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools, and require…


Emergency Order Sought for Ohio Juror’s Cellphone Data

A battle over the cellphone data of “Juror X,” who repeatedly posted on Facebook about her involvement in a high-profile Ohio case, has intensified. In a recently released order, Judge Douglas Cole allowed prosecutors and defense lawyers to question two more jurors about possible improper influences during the trial of P.G. Sittenfeld, a former Cincinnati…


Truckers at Port of LA Face Upcoming Hurdles With Clean Air Regulations, AB 5

Truckers at the Port of Los Angeles are facing some uncertainties due to some new California policies, including a set of clean air regulations and AB 5, the “gig worker law.” Nearly one-quarter of trucks serving Los Angeles-area ports will soon be prohibited from entering the gates after a set of clean air regulations takes…


TSA Evacuates San Diego Airport Terminal Over Suspicious Luggage

SAN DIEGO—A security breach involving an unscreened piece of luggage prompted an evacuation of San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Thursday along with a several-hour grounding of its flights. Authorities cleared the public out of the travel hub at the bayside airport at about 12:30 p.m., after a man entered the post-screening area of the…


Multiple People Dead After 2 Planes Collide at Airport in California: Reports

Multiple people have been reported dead on Aug. 18 after two planes collided at an airport in California while trying to land there, according to reports. The crash took place above Watsonville Municipal Airport, located in Santa Cruz County, on California’s central coast. In a statement, the City of Watsonville announced that the crash occurred shortly…


Bicyclist Killed in Fullerton Hit-and-Run

FULLERTON, Calif.—A 67-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday. Police were dispatched at 5:07 a.m. to Chapman Avenue and Ladera Vista Drive when the bicyclist, whose name was not immediately released, was struck by a vehicle. The bicyclist was found in a brick planter on the north side of the street and the…


97-Year-Old Veteran Recounts Top Secret Aerial Battle Hidden From American Public for Decades

In an aerial “dogfight” that made U.S. naval history, Korean War veteran Royce Williams beat out seven Russian fighter jets on his own through nearly impossible odds—one he was forbidden from discussing for more than 40 years amid Cold War tension. The year was 1952, in the midst of the Korean War. Williams was stationed…


University of California Admits Record Number of Californians, Fewer Out-of-State Students

The University of California (UC) has shifted to favor more incoming students from California, versus out-of-state and international applicants for the 2022–23 school year. According to data released by the UC system, which has nine undergraduate campuses, 85,268 freshmen students from within the state were admitted in 2022, up 1.2 percent from the 84,223 in 2021….


Brain-Eating Amoeba Suspected in 2nd Midwest Death

OMAHA, Neb.—A child likely died from a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in an eastern Nebraska river, health officials said, making it the second such probable death in the Midwest this summer. The Douglas County Department of Health based in Omaha, Nebraska, reported Wednesday that doctors believe the child died of…