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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Deputies with Kentucky State Police said they received a call early Friday morning about an accidental shooting. The shooting happened at the Bell County 911 center. "We dispatched troopers along with detectives to the scene. Through our investigation, we were able to determine that two dispatchers were inside at the time, they were trading firearms while working," KSP Trooper Shane Jacobs said. During the trade, one of the guns fired, according to police. The bullet hit Dispatcher Kyle Garrett, 23. He was taken to Pineville Community Health Center and later died. "Our prayers go out to the families involved and we're just devastated over here," Jacobs said.


The majority of canine breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan, according to a new study. Dogs are often recognized for distinctive traits--the short legs of a dachshund, the wrinkled face of a pug, the spotted coat of a Dalmatian. Unfortunately, the genetics that give various breeds their particular attributes are often the result of inbreeding. ... The average inbreeding based on genetic analysis across 227 breeds was close to 25%, or the equivalent of sharing the same genetic material with a full sibling.


A 73-year-old volunteer died on Saturday after she was repeatedly rammed by a sheep while working at a Massachusetts farm that uses animals in mental health therapy, the authorities said. The volunteer, Kim Taylor, who worked at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, about 40 miles west of Boston, had been caring for livestock in a pen alone when the animal charged at her, Warren Nelson, the chief of police, said in a statement.


A 73-year-old volunteer died on Saturday after she was repeatedly rammed by a sheep while working at a Massachusetts farm that uses animals in mental health therapy, the authorities said. The volunteer, Kim Taylor, who worked at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, about 40 miles west of Boston, had been caring for livestock in a pen alone when the animal charged at her, Warren Nelson, the chief of police, said in a statement.


The Confederacy has fallen. Again. A notorious statue of Confederate general and early KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest that has stood beside I-65 in Crieve Hall for more than two decades has now been removed. The statue -- a frequent source of mockery and vandalism -- was sculpted by Jack Kershaw. Though visible from the interstate, the eyesore sat on the private Hogan Road property of a man named Bill Dorris, who once said of Kershaw, "As an artist, mediocre." read more


Airliners, private planes and helicopters may have to limit landings in low-visibility conditions and follow other restrictions under a government directive to ensure safe operations once a new band of 5G mobile-phone service starts in January. ... [T]he two airworthiness directives lay the groundwork for what could be severe limitations across the nation's aviation system if the regulator believes the signals -- from a part of the spectrum called the "C-Band" that the mobile carriers have procured to expand their service -- threaten safety.


People who choose to remain unvaccinated and subsequently become severely ill with COVID-19 should be responsible for paying the entirety of their hospital bills out of pocket, according to Illinois Representative Jonathan Carroll. The Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Northbrook introduced legislation Monday that would amend the state's insurance code so that accident and health insurance policies in 2023 would no longer cover COVID-19 hospital bills for people who choose to remain unvaccinated. Carroll said the rule would not apply to those with medical conditions that prevent vaccination.


Mark Meadows, who served as former President Donald Trump's last chief of staff and was involved in efforts to challenge the 2020 election results, is now cooperating with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. read more


Charles Gaba, ACA Signups: Gaba, who analyzes health care data, recently helped NPR with an in-depth piece on comparing state-by-state Covid death rates. He was not happy when NPR did not mention his name in the article after Gaba noted that he had spent a considerable amount of time with the reporters. Now Gaba is also taking issue with how NPR reported on Florida's Covid death Rate. Gaba says Florida's death rate is 15-times higher. read more


Former President Trump came in contact with more than 500 people between the day he initially tested positive for COVID-19 and his eventual hospitalization, according to a report by The Washington Post. read more


The case of Emmitt Till's infamous 1955 murder is officially closed, the family announced Monday. read more


Smollett will continue his testimony when court resumes Tuesday read more


The white sperm whale was spotted by sailors aboard a gas tanker. read more


Monday, December 06, 2021

The curious omission of a notorious social media site in the FBI criminal case files on Jan. 6 read more


"If I didn't fire Comey, they were looking to take down the president of the United States," the former president said Sunday as he admitted to a crime. read more


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