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Portland police name suspect in hit-and-run that killed 1 and injured 9

Portland police name suspect in hit-and-run that killed 1 and injured 9

Police have named the suspected driver of the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed a woman and injured nine other people in Portland, Oregon, on Monday. Authorities identified the driver as Paul Rivas, 64, of Oregon City, according to a statement from the Portland Police Bureau. Rivas is being held at the Multnomah…MORE

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate who gained national acclaim at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, will recite an original poem before Super Bowl LV, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday. Gorman’s poem will highlight three individuals the NFL will honor as honorary captains at the Super Bowl “who served as leaders in…MORE

A tornado strikes Florida’s capital, damaging Tallahassee International Airport

A tornado strikes Florida’s capital, damaging Tallahassee International Airport

A tornado-spawning storm tore across the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, forcing the temporary closure of Tallahassee International Airport. The city posted photos of a hangar ripped apart and a small plane flipped upside down. “Due to impacts from the severe weather moving through the area, Tallahassee International Airport is temporarily closed for damage assessment,” the…MORE

Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless

Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless

It starts with a pile of used potato chip bags and ends with desperately needed sleeping bags to help Detroit’s homeless face the brutal winter. Environmental activist Eradajere Oleita told CNN how she works her magic. “The process is simple: collect bags, cut them open, iron them and then line with plastic.” The idea came…MORE

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