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  • Jo-Ann craft stores are giving away free kits to make face masks, gowns

    Have no fear, the crafters are here. Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts stores are mobilizing customers to pitch in with coronavirus relief by distributing free kits to sew face masks and gowns for hospitals and healthcare facilities, according to FOX32. Personal protective equipment is in alarmingly short supply for medical professionals across the country during the global outbreak of COVID-19. As of March 23, all 860 locations of the craft store are offering curbside pickup and home delivery of free kits to […]

  • Report: Cat in Belgium first known to test positive for coronavirus

    FOX NEWS – A cat in Belgium has tested positive for the coronavirus after catching the potentially deadly bug from an infected owner, according to FOX35. The sick pet in Liège tested positive after showing classic symptoms of COVID-19 — including difficulty breathing — a week after its owner first fell sick, health officials told a press conference, the Brussels Times reports. While it is the first known infection of a cat, two dogs in Hong Kong have previously tested positive — […]

  • Tampa megachurch crowded with worshipers, despite social distancing orders

    TAMPA, Fla. – A Tampa megachurch is refusing to close its doors despite a “Safer at Home” order in effect in Hillsborough County, according to FOX13. Cheers and applause could be heard on the church’s livestream Sunday from a few hundred people inside The River at Tampa Bay Church. “It should make us all uncomfortable,” said John DeBevoise, a pastor at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, located in South Tampa. DeBevoise was among one of the first churches in the Bay Area to move […]

  • Delta Air Lines offering free flights to medical volunteers heading to COVID-19 hot spots

    ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines is offering free flights to medical volunteers who want to assist crews in COVID-19 hot spots. The company announced Saturday night, March 28 that eligible medical volunteers will be able to book free, round-trip flights to Georgia, Louisiana and Michigan so they can work with state and local government offices to combat the spread of coronavirus. Delta officials also said they were exploring the possibility of expanding the program to other hard-hit areas like California, New […]

  • Texas Border Patrol officers seize $37M of meth in tomato shipment

    Texas Border Patrol officers seized $37M of meth in tomato shipment

    LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol officers seized a total of $37 million worth of methamphetamine at the Laredo Port of Entry from a commercial shipment of tomatoes from Mexico, officials said on Thursday, March 26. Officials said a trailer carrying the shipment from Mexico hid 654 packages of the drug, which weighed more than 1,800 pounds. Border officials seized the truck, trailer and shipment, and turned it over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. CLICK HERE for more from […]

  • Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson return to LA after being hospitalized for COVID-19 in Australia

    LOS ANGELES — Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are back in the U.S. after testing positive for the novel coronavirus while in Australia. The two first announced they contracted COVID-19 on March 11 after feeling tired, body aches, chills and a slight fever. They then went into two weeks of isolation at Gold Coast hospital following their diagnosis. Hanks and Wilson gave updates to their fans online by saying they were taking their new coronavirus infection “one […]

  • John Prine (Getty Images)

    Legendary musician John Prine in critical condition with ‘sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Legendary musician John Prine is hospitalized in critical condition with the coronavirus, his family said Sunday, March 29. The family said he was hospitalized on Thursday, March 26 with a “sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms.” He was intubated on Saturday night. “This is hard for us to share, but so many of you have loved and supported John over the years, and we wanted you to know, and give you the chance to send on more of […]

  • Shawn Myers (Photo Courtesy: Charles County Sheriff's Office)

    Police: Maryland man defied coronavirus emergency order, hosted bonfire with 60 people

    HUGHESVILLE,Md. — A Maryland man hosted about 60 people at a bonfire Friday night, March 27, defying the state’s coronavirus emergency order, investigators said. Shawn Myers, a 41-year-old registered sex offender who was also indicted as a murder accomplice, was arrested after twice violating Gov. Larry Hogan’s order against gatherings of more than 10 people, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Deputies first responded to a complaint of a large gathering at Myers’ home in Hughesville on March 22. […]

  • Country star Joe Diffie died from coronavirus complications at age 61

    NASHVILLE — Country star Joe Diffie has died at the age of 61 following a battle with coronavirus. The news was confirmed in a statement from Diffie’s reps obtained by Fox News. “GRAMMY-winning country music legend Joe Diffie passed away today, Sunday, March 29, from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19),” read the statement. “His family respects their privacy at this time.” Diffie’s rep offered a statement from Diffie on Friday, March 27, confirming his diagnosis with the virus. “My family and I are asking for privacy at this time,” […]

  • Margaret Cirko

    Pennsylvania coughing ‘prank’ suspect arrested, charged after $35K in groceries tossed

    HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Authorities in Pennsylvania identified the suspect accused of coughing on an estimated $35,000 worth of grocery store products in what they said was a “twisted prank” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Margaret Cirko, 35, was arrested and charged with terrorist threats Thursday, March 26, one day after she allegedly entered Gerrity’s Supermarket in Hanover Township, made verbal threats that she was sick and intentionally coughed and spat on fresh produce and other items, according to the Hanover Township Police […]

  • Betty White (Getty Images)

    TMZ: Betty White, 98, is safe, in quarantine amid coronavirus pandemic

    LOS ANGELES — Betty White is doing well at her home and is safely social distancing herself from everyone, just like the rest of the world, according to a new report. Per TMZ, citing sources, the beloved actress is hanging out at her palatial Los Angeles residence, is limiting her physical interactions, and heeding the advice of worldwide health officials who confirm the novel illness impacts the elderly community. White, 98, is also reportedly only coming in direct contact with folks who are taking the pandemic as seriously as […]

  • 24,000 dead from flu so far this season, CDC says

    ATLANTA — The CDC estimates that as of March 21, there have been at least 39 million flu illnesses, 400,000 hospitalizations and 24,000 deaths from flu in the United States. The CDC reported that as of March 21, 155 children had died from the flu this season. Hospitalization rates in children 0-4 years old and adults 18-49 years old are now the highest CDC has on record for these age groups, surpassing the rate reported during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. […]

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