Justice Department Announces $139 Million for Hiring Law Enforcement Officers to Promote Community Policing | OPA

The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grants through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The awards will provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies nationwide, enabling those agencies to hire an additional 1,066 full-time law enforcement professionals. “We are committed to providing … Read more

Oak Brook shopping center robbery: Louis Vuitton store hit by 14 thieves at 196 Oak Brook Center, police say

OAK BROOK, Illinois (WLS) — Thieves stole merchandise from a Louis Vuitton store in Oak Brook Wednesday afternoon, police said. VIEW | Surveillance video shows Oak Brook Louis Vuitton robbery The Oak Brook Police Department responded at approximately 3:31 p.m. to a mall security report of several people participating in a merchandise grab at Oak … Read more

Biden expected to replace Ron Bloom, USPS board chairman and key DeJoy ally, on the billboard

The US Postal Service: What You Need to Know Postal banking: The Postal Service tests payroll, which could change the way millions access cash and pay bills USPS FAQ: Why the postal service is about to charge you more for slower mail? DeJoy maintains financial ties with ex-business: XPO Logistics Pays Postmaster General Louis DeJoy … Read more

States leapfrog about Covid boosters for everyone

In this March 12, 2020 file photo, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice speaks at a press conference about vaccination. | F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP “We’re rising again like we did, we’re going to ration care in this state,” Clay Marsh, the Covid-19 Czar of West Virginia, told a group of National Guard members … Read more

Cold weather forecast for much of the US, freeze advice in effect

Cold air has descended far into southern Oklahoma and Texas, with widespread freeze advisories in effect. PEACEFUL NORTHWESTERN CITIES EXPERIENCES SERIOUS DAMAGE FROM DESTROYABLE FLOODS Cold weather for the southern plains (Credit: Fox News) A front moving east has carried much colder air with it, with freezing temperatures from the midwest to the northeast. This … Read more

‘Major and Sudden’ Flu Outbreak Brings CDC Researchers to University of Michigan

Michigan again became the nation’s hot spot for coronavirus cases earlier this week. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan registered 50,311 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week. That averages out to about 503.8 new infections per 100,000 people, the highest infection rate in the United … Read more

US scientist says he found real COVID patient nil, and ‘strong evidence’ pandemic started in animal market

Washington — The first case of COVID-19 identified in Wuhan, China and presented as such by the World Health Organization, was actually days later than previously believed and in an animal market, a top scientist said in the journal Science Thursday. Rather than the original patient being a man who had never been to the … Read more