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TV pioneer and former NFL star Irv Cross dies at 81

TV pioneer and former NFL star Irv Cross dies at 81

Broadcasting pioneer and former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Irv Cross died Sunday morning in Minnesota, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on the team’s website. He was 81. Cross was the first African American sports analyst on national television when he worked for CBS Sports as an NFL analyst and commentator from 1971 to 1994. He anchored…MORE

Domestic violence incidents rose in the US during pandemic lockdowns, analysis finds

Domestic violence incidents rose in the US during pandemic lockdowns, analysis finds

Domestic violence incidents rose in the United States by about 8.1% after the imposition of pandemic-related lockdowns, according to an analysis by the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice. The analysis, released Wednesday, was based on a review of 18 US and international studies that compared domestic violence incidents before and after stay-at-home restrictions…MORE

Why Women’s History Month is in March

Why Women’s History Month is in March

March is National Women’s History Month, but since women are pretty historic year-round, it begs the question: Why March? Is this month significant to women’s history, or is it just an arbitrary month on the calendar? The answer involves a little bit of history and a little bit of coincidence. From day to week to…MORE

About 390,000 Texans are still under boil water advisories from the winter storm

About 390,000 Texans are still under boil water advisories from the winter storm

About 390,000 Texas residents were still under boil water advisories as of midday Monday, almost two weeks after a winter storm slammed large swaths of the South. The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) website shows there are 399 active boil water notices in effect on Monday, while 1,780 notices have already been lifted. While…MORE

Baseball legends honored in MLB’s Black History Month art series

Baseball legends honored in MLB’s Black History Month art series

Major League Baseball celebrated Black History Month this year by merging America’s favorite pastime with art. The MLB commissioned 10 artists to celebrate the careers of legendary Black baseball players, in an effort to “honor the past and current game changers in baseball,” said Barbara McHugh, MLB’s senior vice president of marketing. “We also wanted…MORE

Two men face felony murder charges after Georgia deputy dies from wounds

Two men face felony murder charges after Georgia deputy dies from wounds

Two men face felony murder charges in connection with the shooting of a Decatur County deputy who died Monday morning, according the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI said Sunday night the deputy, identified as Lt. Justin Bedwell, was shot in the midst of a pursuit Saturday that began in adjacent Seminole County. A deputy…MORE

Florida golfer found drowned after searching for lost ball

A Florida golfer is believed to have drowned after falling into a golf club pond while looking for his lost ball Sunday morning, police say. Hermilo Jazmines of Lutz, Florida, was playing golf with a friend at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release…MORE