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Family of Molson Coors shooting suspect expresses ‘sadness and heartache’

Family of Molson Coors shooting suspect expresses ‘sadness and heartache’

The family of the employee who killed five co-workers at the Molson Coors complex in Milwaukee before taking his own life on Friday expressed “terrible sadness and heartache over the tragic incident.” A statement released on behalf of the family of 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, the electrician who opened fire at the complex on Wednesday, said…MORE

Colorado police officer accused of distributing marijuana seized on the job

Colorado police officer accused of distributing marijuana seized on the job

A policeman has been charged with distributing about a pound of marijuana he confiscated while on duty in December, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says. Rocky Ford Police Officer James Lopez seized the pot from an investigation southeast of Colorado Springs, the bureau said in a statement. Lopez took it to an acquaintance’s house and…MORE

13 rescued, 3 missing after boat ‘dump-and-run’ off San Diego coast

13 rescued, 3 missing after boat ‘dump-and-run’ off San Diego coast

At least three people were missing and thirteen others sent to hospitals Friday after apparently being dumped from a boat off the coast of San Diego, authorities say. The migrants were dropped offshore by a boat believed to have returned to Mexico, Encinitas Fire Chief Mike Stein said. Emergency crews responded to calls of people…MORE

Amid lawsuits, Buffalo diocese files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Amid lawsuits, Buffalo diocese files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, amid a sexual abuse scandal, has filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection, it said in a statement Friday. A “primary aim” of the filing is to resolve the most number of claims under the Child Victims Act. Chapter 11 also lets the diocese try to settle claims with existing…MORE

Here’s what you need to know about the New York plastic bag ban

Here’s what you need to know about the New York plastic bag ban

For New Yorkers who rely on plastic bags when they do their shopping: Get ready to pay a little more than you expected. Businesses across the state are preparing for the plastic bag ban that goes into effect on Sunday. Here’s why it’s happening — and what shoppers should expect. What’s happening? In an effort…MORE

Plans are on hold for a Philadelphia safe-injection site to combat overdoses

Plans are on hold for a Philadelphia safe-injection site to combat overdoses

Plans to open a Philadelphia facility that would allow and supervise the injection of illegal drugs have been put on hold. On Thursday, the nonprofit group looking to open the site, Safehouse, delayed the opening to have “community conversations” with concerned neighbors. Then the building owner decided to not move forward with the lease. “The…MORE

Why do we even have a leap year? (Get ready to do some math)

Why do we even have a leap year? (Get ready to do some math)

2020 is a leap year, which means we get to enjoy a whole extra day of February, and people born on February 29 finally get some presents. But why do we even have leap years? Our calendar has 365 days in a year, because that’s pretty much how long it takes the Earth to orbit…MORE

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