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  • World War II veteran recovers from COVID-19, celebrates 104th birthday

    LEBANON, Ore. — An Oregon man is celebrating his 104th birthday — and his recovery from COVID-19. William Lapschies was one of the first residents to test positive for the virus at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Lebanon, Oregon. That was in early March. As of this week, the World War II veteran is considered recovered. On Thursday, April 2, his family and staff surprised him with a social distancing party outside his home. “Not exactly how we […]

  • Kentucky judges order coronavirus patients, others to wear GPS ankle monitors for refusing to stay home

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At least four people in Kentucky have been ordered by judges to wear GPS ankle monitors for allegedly defying health officials’ advice to stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to FOX News. Judges in Louisville issued the orders as the immediate region deals with 18 coronavirus cases and seven deaths as of Tuesday, the Louisville Courier Journal reported. Such orders are needed to help keep the community safe, officials said during a news briefing by Mayor Greg Fischer n […]

  • Texas family hosts ‘prom on the porch’ when big dance is canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

    TEXAS — Once a prom queen, always a prom queen. One thoughtful family in Texas wanted to ensure that their high-schooler would still get a chance to enjoy prom this year, even though the annual dance had been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. So, in lieu of the big event, her folks threw a “prom on the porch” bash — and the senior student was even crowned queen of the night, according to FOX News. Like many other school events, […]

  • ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic is in coronavirus isolation in jail, husband Dillon Passage says

    FORT WORTH, Tex. — Joseph Maldonado-Passage — better known as Joe Exotic — of “Tiger King” is taking extra precautions during the coronavirus pandemic, according to FOX News.  Dillon Passage, the husband of Maldonado-Passage, revealed on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show that Maldonado-Passage has entered “a COVID-19 isolation” amid serving his 22-year sentence. He’s being held at Fort Worth FMC, an administrative security federal medical center. “We speak like three to five times every day, but since he’s been moved to this new facility, they are […]

  • Burger King shows you how to make a Whopper at home

    NEW YORK —  Burger King fans, now you can have it your way from the comfort of your own home. As the coronavirus pandemic is forcing many Americans to shelter in place, Burger King is coming up with a creative solution to satisfy your cravings if you can’t go out to get a Whopper. The restaurant’s chain in France taking to Twitter to let you know how you can make the iconic sandwich at home. Pour vous aider à faire […]

  • Parker County Justice of the Peace Kelvin Miles

    Doctors in Texas among the physicians using plasma from COVID-19 patients to help those critically ill

    FORT WORTH, Texas — With COVID-19 hot spots flaring around the United States in places like New Orleans, Detroit and Southern California Wednesday, April 1, New York remained the hardest hit of them all, with bodies loaded onto refrigerated morgue trucks by gurney and forklift outside overwhelmed hospitals. Vice President Mike Pence compared the U.S. trajectory to that of Italy, warning the worst is yet to come. Experts warned that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. […]

  • Kern High School District

    California school district uses buses as Wi-Fi hotspots so kids can connect for e-learning

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Officials with the Kern High School District found a new way to provide internet access to students learning from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The district mobilized a fleet of school buses to act as WiFi hotspots on Tuesday, March 31. The buses are scheduled to stop at locations on a route for 30 minutes at a time. Once students are at the stop, directions will be provided on how they can connect to the hotspot. Once […]

  • JK Rowling launches ‘Harry Potter At Home’ to help families on coronavirus lockdown

    LONDON — Author J.K. Rowling is launching some new content to help families cope with coronavirus lockdowns A new online hub called “Harry Potter At Home” will be aimed at younger children and launched on the official “Harry Potter” website. One of its first offerings is a free e-book version of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” — the first book in the “Harry Potter” series. A free audiobook, read by British actor Stephen Fry, is also available. Both versions […]

  • ‘A little less certain:’ Drop in aircraft flights due to COVID-19 may affect weather forecasts

    NEW YORK — As the coronavirus pandemic causes major airlines to ground more of their fleets, experts say this could have impacts on the way weather is able to be forecasted. As airplanes fly, technology on-board measures and calculates wind speeds, atmospheric pressures, and temperatures. Officials say planes gather as much as 250 million weather pattern data each year. Data which is used by the National Weather Service. But now, as more planes are grounded as a precaution to slow […]

  • Brooklyn man who wooed woman via drone takes her on a date amid coronavirus pandemic, wears protective bubble

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The story of a Brooklyn-based photographer who claims to have wooed a woman via drone during self-isolation is bubbling up once again, according to FOX News. Last week, Jeremy Cohen shared news of the potential romance on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram, along with a video explaining how he first saw the woman from his apartment window while she was dancing on a rooftop nearby. Since he was under self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, he decided to send over a drone […]

  • NYC hospitals using refrigerated trucks as temporary morgues

    NEW YORK — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed 85 refrigerated trucks to New York City to serve as temporary morgues, where hospitals will place the overflow of bodies, as the coronavirus death toll climbed steadily on Monday, according to FOX News. The additional truck space could double the capacity of city morgues, upping it from 3,500 bodies to 7,000, NY’s Medical Examiner’s Office (OCME) said. Cases of COVID-19 in New York surged to 66,497 — the highest in the […]

  • Meghan Markle, Prince Harry relocate from Canada to Los Angeles: report

    LOS ANGELES — It’s a brand new home sweet home for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The royal duo has relocated from Vancouver Island in Canada to Los Angeles, Calif., Markle’s hometown, a source told People magazine. According to the outlet, Markle, 38, and Harry, 35, have been staying in a secluded compound and have stuck close to home during the coronavirus pandemic. It is unclear when the couple made the move. Rumors of a potential move to America have been circulating since the […]

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