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How everyday Americans have turned disease detectives — armed with a phone

It could be a chapter out of a science fiction book: Librarian becomes disease detective and tracks down deadly virus. For 64-year-old Jensa Woo, she’s used to being surrounded by stacks of dystopian novels. But now she’s living it and writing her own story as a Covid-19 contact tracer ready to fight in the so-called…MORE

A WWI memorial in Pittsburgh was vandalized on Memorial Day, police say

A WWI memorial in Pittsburgh was vandalized on Memorial Day, police say

Police in Pennsylvania are investigating after a World War I memorial was vandalized on Memorial Day, according to a news release from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The vandalism was discovered at 8 a.m. on Monday on the monument in Doughboy Square in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, the release said. Red paint was splashed on the…MORE

Florida man kidnaps girl, 17, to get through Covid-19 checkpoint, police say

Florida man kidnaps girl, 17, to get through Covid-19 checkpoint, police say

A Florida man was charged with kidnapping/false imprisonment last week after forcing a 17-year old girl to drive him and another woman through a Covid-19 checkpoint, police said. “I am relieved this suspect is currently sitting in jail and the young victim in this case was not seriously hurt,” Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said…MORE

20 hikers are rescued from the Devil’s Bathtub in Virginia after flash flooding

20 hikers are rescued from the Devil’s Bathtub in Virginia after flash flooding

Twenty hikers were rescued Monday near a swimming hole known as the Devil’s Bathtub in Virginia, CNN affiliate WJHL reports. The rescue began Sunday when heavy rains caused flash flooding along the popular trail and the hikers became stranded about 7 p.m., Fort Blackmore Volunteer Fire Department officials told affiliate WCYB. Devil’s Bathtub is a…MORE