Category: US Local

  • Iowa ban on LGBTQ books in schools stopped by federal judge

    A federal judge on Friday afternoon overturned an order that prohibited books from referencing LGBTQ people’s sex practices, but sections of the law will remain in effect. A portion of the law that compels school officials to notify parents if their child wishes to use a pronoun linked to gender identification was upheld by the…

  • Rogue wave hits Southern California beachgoers, hospitalizing 9

    A big rogue wave slammed onto beachgoers in Ventura on Thursday, and video captured the horrific moment. The event occurred while the Southern California shoreline was being braced for a big swell this week. Around 11 a.m., a rogue wave drowned bystanders at Pierpont Beach on Seaward Avenue. The National Weather Service described the damage…

  • South Carolina and Georgia Experienced Earthquakes

    On Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported two earthquakes in South Carolina and Georgia. According to the UGSG, the first earthquake struck Georgia shortly after 10 p.m. It was 2.0 in magnitude and 9 kilometers deep. The earthquake occurred 9.1 miles south of Eatonton, Georgia, 32 miles northeast of Macon, Georgia, and 72.4…

  • University of Idaho Destroys House Where Students Were Murdered Amidst Legal Concerns

    The house where four University of Idaho students were assassinated last year is being demolished. The trial of defendant Bryan Kohberger, which had been scheduled for October, had been postponed, as had the demolition of the house on King Road in Moscow, Idaho, which had been given to the school earlier this year. Kohberger, 28,…

  • Florida lady sues chocolate business for $5 billion for deceptive advertising

    A Tampa woman has filed a federal complaint against The Hershey Company, saying that its autumn and winter-themed Reese’s sweets were falsely represented because they lacked elements such as lips and eyes as seen on the box. Cynthia Kelly filed a $5 billion lawsuit against the Delaware-based firm in Florida’s Middle District Court on Wednesday.…

  • Oregon Christian mom denied injunction to foster children during lawsuit

    Jessica Bates, an Eastern Oregon mother, was recently refused an injunction by a federal judge that would have allowed her to begin fostering children while the litigation was pending. Ashley Koch’s put on KGW8 on December 15 outlines this controversial case. Jessica is suing the state of Oregon with the help of the Alliance Defending…

  • Invasion of massive lizards in South Carolina has state officials on high alert

    A lizard species that can grow to be larger than many dogs and half the length of an alligator has South Carolina officials on high alert. The South American tegu, a black and white or red lizard up to 4 feet long and weighing up to 10 pounds, has been reported in 14 of South…

  • Six family members dead after safari trip as 17-year-old drives wrong way on Texas highway

    Six members of the same family were killed in a Texas incident after their minivan was totaled by a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old who was traveling on the wrong side of the road. Rushil Barri, 28, was driving his family back to Irving in a Honda Odyssey after visiting the Fossil Rim Wildlife…

  • Huge waves are expected to reach 40 feet off the coast of California, generating dangerous surf

    The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning and a Coastal Flood Advisory for many counties, including San Francisco, the Coastal North Bay, including Point Reyes National Seashore, the San Francisco Peninsula Coast, Northern Monterey Bay, Southern Monterey Bay, and the Big Sur Coast. The caution warns of potentially huge breaking waves ranging…

  • Tennessee law with increased distracted driving punishments takes effect on January 1

    Those caught texting and driving in Tennessee will soon face stiffer penalties. On January 1, 2024, a law will go into effect that will raise the number of points charged to distracted drivers’ driving records. Senate Bill 0589, also known as the Eddie Conrad Act, was named after a Middle Tennessee businessman who died in…