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Chauvin defense wants probation in murder of George Floyd

June 2, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year sentence for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in George Floyd’s death, but a defense attorney is asking that Derek Chauvin be sentenced to probation and time already served, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced June 25 following his conviction…

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Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO pleads guilty to theft of funds

June 2, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has pleaded guilty to charges of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children and their families. Jennifer Woodley admitted in a written guilty plea last week that she made unauthorized charges on a foundation credit card, gave herself an unapproved…

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Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

May 31, 2021

By PETER SMITH Photo: In this May 28, 2021, photo, Rev. Robert R.A. Turner, pastor of the historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, looks at a stained glass window while giving a tour of the church to a missionary around centennial commemorations of the Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla. Only the basement remained of…

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GOP blocks bipartisan probe of deadly Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

May 28, 2021

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Black activists are coming out strongly against a growing narrative among conservatives that equates last week’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests over racial injustice.(AP…

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Peter Wentz Farmstead selected as national Underground Railroad historic site

May 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Peter Wentz Farmstead  (Photo/www.montcopa.org) NORRISTOWN, Pa. –  On May 20, Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites announced that the Peter Wentz Farmstead has been officially recognized by the National Parks Service (NPS) as a “National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program” historic site. The Farmstead will be included on an NPS map…

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Minnesota AG’s office to prosecute case in Daunte Wright’s death

May 21, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Friday that his office will lead the prosecution of a former suburban police officer who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter, who is white, fatally shot Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, on April 11. The city’s police chief,…

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Mobile vaccination team to visit municipalities throughout Delaware County

May 21, 2021

The Delaware County Council and the Delaware County COVID-19 Task Force are partnering with municipalities throughout the county to launch the Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Beginning on Monday, May 17, and over the next six weeks, members of the COVID-19 Task Force will hold small COVID-19 vaccination clinics in municipalities across Delaware County. Most municipalities…

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