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Police name 2 felons wanted in shooting death of 5-year-old
by Erik Avanier, Colette DuChanois on April 7, 2020 at 5:13 pm
A 5-year-old girl was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire between two groups Monday afternoon in the Highlands area of the Northside, her family told News4Jax on Tuesday.
St. Johns County extends local state of emergency, keeps beaches closed
by Emily Boyer, Lena Pringle on April 7, 2020 at 5:01 pm
St. Johns County Commissioners, meeting remotely in an online video conference, vote to extend the local state of emergency and decide to keep beaches closed.
Beach advocates lose push to reopen Jacksonville Beach
by Emily Boyer, Ashley Harding on April 7, 2020 at 4:52 pm
Jacksonville Beach Mayor says 100% closure is need through the pandemic.
Scientists believe they discovered the 'smoking gun' that changed Uranus forever
Uranus was hit by a mysterious space object shortly after the planet formed, causing it to tilt approximately 98 degrees, compared to the plane of the Solar System. Now, researchers believe they have discovered what impacted the ice giant.
How coronavirus is impacting pollution across the globe
With mass lockdowns in place across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on pollution, according to experts.
Coronavirus cases in children largely less severe than adults, CDC reports
The novel coronavirus impacts every demographic, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that children in the U.S. have largely had mild cases, compared to adults.
Wisconsin primary polls open, long lines form amid concerns about coronavirus exposure
Polls are open and long lines have already formed in urban areas in Wisconsin as the state becomes the first in the nation to hold in-person primary voting during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
John Lewis endorses Biden: 'He will lead our country to a better place'
Democratic Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon from Georgia, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, becoming the latest prominent black lawmaker to support the Democratic front-runner’s candidacy.
Trump hints at cutting WHO funding over coronavirus handling, says they ‘really blew it’
President Trump suggested Tuesday that he might consider cutting funding for the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus crisis and alleged role in helping China downplay the severity of the outbreak.
Coronavirus scams in India include person who tried to sell the world's largest statue for billions
A spike in criminal activity online has been reported in India amid a three-week lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, including someone who tried to sell the world's largest statue.
French mayor to fine citizens for spitting in public, discarding used masks in streets amid coronavirus
The mayor of a northern French suburb will begin to enforce stricter hygiene measures during the coronavirus lockdown after receiving complaints of unsanitary conditions.
Boris Johnson was warned by doctor via Zoom he needed to go to hospital for coronavirus immediately
British Prime Minster Boris Johnson was warned by a doctor during a Zoom video meeting this week that his health would soon be in peril if he did not go to the hospital for coronavirus treatment, a report […]
Kentucky church lights up green to show compassion for health care workers
As businesses and houses of worship are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are getting creative in how they are support their communities.
Women and children at higher risk of violence and sexual abuse during coronavirus lockdown
As millions are mandated to remain at home to curb coronavirus, domestic violence and child abuse cases are on the rise.
Coronavirus exerts heavy toll on blacks in places like Chicago
The coronavirus is exerting a disproportionate toll on blacks in places like Chicago, according to new statistics.
CoronavirusPandemic Complicates OpioidTreatment
on April 7, 2020 at 5:04 pm
Treating opioid addiction and keeping drug users safe often require close contact, from crowded detox centers to walk-up needle exchanges. The need for social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus is complicating those efforts.
Nissan, Honda Trigger Furloughs for More Than 24,000 U.S. Workers
on April 7, 2020 at 4:22 pm
The Japanese car makers said those affected won’t get paid wages but will retain benefits, as most of the U.S. auto industry remains shut down because of the pandemic.
CNN Buys Canopy, Maker of News-Reader App
on April 7, 2020 at 3:25 pm
CNN said it has acquired Canopy, the maker of a news-reader app whose technology the company is planning to use for its forthcoming news-aggregation service.