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Kentucky grand jury indicts 1 of 3 officers in fatal Breonna Taylor police shooting

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Phillip M. Bailey
 
| Louisville Courier Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky grand jury has indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. 

The two other officers involved in the shooting, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were not indicted.

A wanton endangerment charge is a class D felony and carries a penalty of one to five years in prison. The charges read by Judge Annie O’Connell on Wednesday said that Hankison “wantonly shot a gun” into three apartments.

The occupants of those apartments were identified by initials. None of them were BT — Breonna Taylor...

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California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — More of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area and one of Southern California’s largest counties, as coronavirus infection rates have fallen to their lowest level of the pandemic.

Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, also said nail salons could resume operations with restrictions statewide, though he cautioned that California’s reopening must remain “slow and stringent” and residents cannot let their guard down as flu season arrives and cases rise in Europe and other parts of the U.S.

The lifting of some restrictions in counties that have shown improvement comes as California tries for a second time to recover from the devas...

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State of the City: Here’s what’s happened in Redding so far and what’s still to come in 2020

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The coronavirus and limits on mass gatherings forced Redding to move its biggest feel-good party online, a first-time event in the State of the City luncheon’s 33 years.

Despite some technical hiccups, including the lack of a sign language interpreter for a Facebook Live audience and picture freezing, Tuesday’s live event felt familiar — and by design. Organizers livestreamed it from the stage at the Redding Civic Auditorium, school children sang the national anthem, and Redding Chamber of Commerce CEO Jake Mangas returned, among things, to give his enthusiastic in-ring introduction, this time for Mayor Adam McElvain.

“For many, the last few months have been the longest year of their lives in business,” said M...

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Lawsuit against Gov. Newsom and Shasta County schools claims ‘government overreach’

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A group of Shasta County parents filed a lawsuit against California’s governor, other state officials and several local school districts, claiming COVID-19 restrictions that keep their kids out of school could set their children back educationally for years to come.

The three parents named in the lawsuit claim their children’s rights under the California Constitution are being violated because they cannot attend on-campus school five days a week because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The lawsuit, filed Sept...

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Cal Fire: Creek Fire now the largest single wildfire in California history

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The Creek Fire is now the largest single, non-complex wildfire in California history, according to an update from Cal Fire Monday night. 

The fire has burned 286,519 acres as of Monday night and is 32 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. 

The Creek Fire, which began Sept. 4, is located in Big Creek, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Mammoth Pool and San Joaquin River Canyon.

California wildfires: Firefighters battle more than 25 major blazes, Bobcat Fire grows

What are the biggest fires in California’s history?

The top five non-complex wildfires in California’s recorded history according to Cal Fire are:

1. Creek Fire (286,519 acres)

2. Thomas Fire (281,893 acres)

3. Cedar Fire (273,246 acres)

4...

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President Donald Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on Saturday

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David Jackson
 
| USA TODAY

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will disclose his new nominee for the Supreme Court on Saturday, triggering an historic battle for the high court’s future in the last six weeks of a presidential election.

“I’ve spoken to many (people) and we’re getting close to a decision,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a campaign stop in the Pittsburgh area.

The announcement is tentatively set for 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, the president said...

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Flu vaccine mandate for health workers brings out opponents, including nurses, to supervisors meeting

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A mandatory requirement for health workers to get the flu vaccine this year came under fire at Tuesday’s Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting.

A host of public speakers, including some nurses, said the health order is unconstitutional and it takes away their right to choose between a mask or the vaccine, which has been the case in prior years.

Some who spoke also believe the mandate is a precursor to an order for them to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

A registered nurse told supervisors that workers who refuse to get the vaccine could lose their jobs and that will result in a shortage of health care workers, before yelling, “We will strike.”

“I am pro vaccine, but more important, I...

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Foothill latest Shasta County high school to announce COVID-19 case

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A person at Foothill High School in Palo Cedro has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter dated Tuesday and sent to parents by Principal Steve Abbott.

The letter did not identify whether the person is a student or on the school’s staff.

Abbott’s letter says fewer than five people came in close contact with the person who tested positive. Those five individuals have been told to stay home.

RELATED: Coronavirus outbreak at Shasta County nursing home has sickened 34 residents, 8 workers

The last incidence of the “known exposure” was last Thursday, the letter says.

Foothill High’s COVID-19 case comes a day after University Preparatory School in Redding announced a case of its own.

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Wildfire veteran gives his take on state’s largest wildfire

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The largest wildfire in the history of California has crept toward several remote Trinity County communities but so far a team of experienced firefighters has kept the flames at a distance.

Crews have surrounded about 100 residences with fire hoses in the Ruth and Post Mountain areas, and have built long stretches of fire lines in Ruth Valley where the communities sprawl into the hillsides and have roads with no names.

“We are prepared for that main fire to come into Ruth as best as we can,” said Mike McMillan, a contracted public information officer who’s sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management out of Boise, Idaho.

Some 3,000 residents have been told to evacuate, although many of them are staying whe...

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Smoke from August Complex mega fire brings bad air quality to the North State. Here’s when it will lift

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North State residents, especially those with health problems, should stay indoors as much as possible this week to avoid bad air pollution.

Wind is pushing smoke from wildfires burning in California into the Northern Sacramento Valley. Those winds are expected to continue through Friday.

A change in the wind may clear the air a bit this weekend.

Tuesday morning, air quality sensors in much of Shasta, Siskiyou and northern Tehama counties registered air pollution levels in the unhealthy range for everyone, according to the EPA’s AirNow Fire and Smoke app...

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