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The Secure Community Network has been building a shield over US Jewish communities. It saved lives in the Texas synagogue attack

The Secure Community Network has been building a shield over US Jewish communities. It saved lives in the Texas synagogue attack

When the survivors of last weekend’s attack on a Texas synagogue talk about why they’re alive today, they point to two factors. One is the work of law enforcement. The second is the training and preparation they got from the Secure Community Network, a nonprofit safety and training organization that is “working to build a…MORE

‘It’s a disturbing trend.’ Cities see large increases in carjackings during pandemic

‘It’s a disturbing trend.’ Cities see large increases in carjackings during pandemic

Carjackings have risen dramatically over the past two years in some of America’s biggest cities. Just outside Chicago, a state senator’s car and other valuables were taken at gunpoint in December, and a group of children, one just 10 years old, carjacked more than a dozen people. A rideshare driver being carjacked shot his attackers…MORE

Slain cop joined the NYPD to improve community relations stemming from stop and frisk, letter reveals

Slain cop joined the NYPD to improve community relations stemming from stop and frisk, letter reveals

The 22-year-old NYPD officer who was killed in the line of duty during a police response to a domestic call at a home in Harlem on Friday night said his first-hand experience with the controversial policy of stop and frisk and the department’s effort to bolster community relations ultimately propelled him to join the department.…MORE

Domestic incidents are highly dangerous for police officers, experts say

Domestic incidents are highly dangerous for police officers, experts say

The two New York police officers who were shot, one of them fatally, inside a Harlem apartment on Friday were responding to a domestic disturbance call, one of the most dangerous circumstances for police, experts say. Officer Jason Rivera died from his injuries, while 27-year-old Wilbert Mora remains in critical condition. According to data from…MORE

All monkeys accounted for after trailer crashes in Pennsylvania
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All monkeys accounted for after trailer crashes in Pennsylvania

A collision between a dump truck and a trailer carrying about 100 monkeys on Friday scattered crates of live animals across a road in Montour County, Pennsylvania, and prompted a search for a “small number of monkeys,” the state police said. On Saturday night, two Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers, Andrea Pelachick and Lauren Lesher,…MORE

How coronavirus lockdowns may have led to less lightning in 2020
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How coronavirus lockdowns may have led to less lightning in 2020

Researchers have discovered a possible link between the coronavirus pandemic and fewer instances of lightning reported during worldwide shutdowns in the spring of 2020. Global lightning activity decreased nearly 8% in 2020 amid lockdowns triggered by the pandemic, according to research presented in December at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a…MORE

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in multi-vehicle accident
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Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in multi-vehicle accident

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Friday evening in Los Angeles with a representative telling People magazine that he wasn’t hurt. “He is fine, his only concern right now is for the woman who was injured,” the representative said. The crash happened around 4:35 p.m. PT on West…MORE

What’s next for the John Does in Ghislaine Maxwell’s settled lawsuit
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What’s next for the John Does in Ghislaine Maxwell’s settled lawsuit

The judge overseeing a settled lawsuit against convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell now has to decide whether the identities of those mentioned in the suit will be revealed. The decision stems from a 2015 defamation lawsuit brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claimed Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused her while she was a minor and that…MORE

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Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

From the ground to the gutters, the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has something for everyone. Our perennial preview of spring provides visitors the chance to shop hundreds of retailers and manufacturers exhibiting products, offering services and advice on interior design, home improvement, gardening, and more.

Covenant Kids Run Feb. 5th

Covenant Kids Run Feb. 5th

The Covenant Kids Run is a program created to encourage our local children to lead healthy and active lifestyles while participating in an exciting, goal oriented, community event.

Knoxville Polar Plunge- Sat. Feb. 19th

Knoxville Polar Plunge- Sat. Feb. 19th

Come and join hundreds of brave individuals on Saturday, February 19th, and support Special Olympics Tennessee athletes by taking a chilly dip into the pool at the West Side Family YMCA. With a minimum of $75 in donations ($50 for students) each plunger receives the official Plunge t-shirt and all bragging rights associated with such a brave endeavor.