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City Of Fort Worth: Moon Named Regional Transportation Council Secretary

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16-Year-Old Shot To Death Outside Hurricane Harbor In Arlington

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ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Arlington Police said a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed during a fight outside Hurricane Harbor in Arlington Wednesday evening, June 23.

It happened just after 7:00 p.m.

Arlington Police said this was not an active shooter situation.

Deadly shooting outside Hurricane Harbor (CBS 11)

The shooting happened as the water park was closing.

“We do have some individuals detained and are working quickly to determine what exactly happened,” Arlington Police said in a tweet around 8:45 p.m.

Deputy Chief Chris Cook said an off duty officer was standing near the exit area of the water park when he heard some honking in the parking lot from various vehicles.

When he went to check things out, he saw six to eight people fighting “that appeared to be like a fist fight with punches being thrown,” said Cook.

He said as the off duty officer went to try to break it up, he heard what he thought was one gunshot.

That’s when he noticed a teenager was struck near the entrance to the park and he saw some vehicles that began to speed away.

“We do not know if the individuals detained at this time are going to be the suspects involved,” said Cook. “They’re denying involvement, however our investigative team is just now getting on scene to do some interviews.”

Police have not come across any video of the actual incident yet and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has information about this incident to get in touch with them.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Arlington Police said a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed during a fight outside Hurricane Harbor in Arlington Wednesday evening, June 23.

It happened just after 7:00 p.m.

Arlington Police said this was not an active shooter situation.

Deadly shooting outside Hurricane Harbor (CBS 11)

The shooting happened as the water park was closing.

“We do have some individuals detained and are working quickly to determine what exactly happened,” Arlington Police said in a tweet around 8:45 p.m.

Deputy Chief Chris Cook said an off duty officer was standing near the exit area of the water park when he heard some honking in the parking lot from various vehicles.

When he went to check things out, he saw six to eight people fighting “that appeared to be like a fist fight with punches being thrown,” said Cook.

He said as the off duty officer went to try to break it up, he heard what he thought was one gunshot.

That’s when he noticed a teenager was struck near the entrance to the park and he saw some vehicles that began to speed away.

“We do not know if the individuals detained at this time are going to be the suspects involved,” said Cook. “They’re denying involvement, however our investigative team is just now getting on scene to do some interviews.”

Police have not come across any video of the actual incident yet and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has information about this incident to get in touch with them.

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Community Groups Want To Help Reduce Violent Crime In Dallas

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Last month Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia shared his plan to cut violent crime.

It focuses on zeroing in on high crime areas and partnering with community groups to clean them up.

Antong Lucky, with Urban Specialists and Trisha Allen, with No More Violence work in these communities every day and see what’s happening.

“When you see kids as young as one year old, four years old getting shot by these high powered rifles, that’s cause for alarm,” Lucky said. “So if you’re not alarmed by that, if that doesn’t shock you then we have to shake you out of that comatose that you’re in.”

“It’s become more of a serious problem that we as a community are addressing and trying to get as much help as we can with the resources are available,” Allen said.

On Wednesday, June 23, President Joe Biden announced his plan to address these issues.

Saying when it comes to curbing gun violence — what works is:

*Background checks

*Ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines

*Community policing and programs

“I think the president is spot on,” Lucky said. “We have to stop politicizing when we have one-year-olds being murdered all across this country.”

Shaquana Persley knows what it’s like to lose a child to gun violence.

“I lost my daughter Shavon Randale at the age of 13,” she said. “My baby has been gone for four years and like I said you wake up every day, every kind of emotions every day.”

Since her death, Persley has been sharing how this has impacted her life with kids and teens, trying to make an impact.

“They’re not going to be able to understand our pain, but we show them the pain that we have to go through,” she said.

“The young people have to learn to make better choices – and we can not stop, not stop,” Allen said.

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Last month Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia shared his plan to cut violent crime.

It focuses on zeroing in on high crime areas and partnering with community groups to clean them up.

Antong Lucky, with Urban Specialists and Trisha Allen, with No More Violence work in these communities every day and see what’s happening.

“When you see kids as young as one year old, four years old getting shot by these high powered rifles, that’s cause for alarm,” Lucky said. “So if you’re not alarmed by that, if that doesn’t shock you then we have to shake you out of that comatose that you’re in.”

“It’s become more of a serious problem that we as a community are addressing and trying to get as much help as we can with the resources are available,” Allen said.

On Wednesday, June 23, President Joe Biden announced his plan to address these issues.

Saying when it comes to curbing gun violence — what works is:

*Background checks

*Ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines

*Community policing and programs

“I think the president is spot on,” Lucky said. “We have to stop politicizing when we have one-year-olds being murdered all across this country.”

Shaquana Persley knows what it’s like to lose a child to gun violence.

“I lost my daughter Shavon Randale at the age of 13,” she said. “My baby has been gone for four years and like I said you wake up every day, every kind of emotions every day.”

Since her death, Persley has been sharing how this has impacted her life with kids and teens, trying to make an impact.

“They’re not going to be able to understand our pain, but we show them the pain that we have to go through,” she said.

“The young people have to learn to make better choices – and we can not stop, not stop,” Allen said.

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Eye On Culture: Dallas Holocaust And Human Rights Museum Fulfilling Its Mission To Educate

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It is one week before the school year ends and summer begins, but 180 eighth graders from Venus Middle School in rural Johnson County had their hearts set on touring the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

They became the first students for an in-person visit since the Covid-19 pandemic began last year after Jaqueline Camarillo wrote a letter urging the museum to let them come.

“I feel like the Holocaust was one of those moments in history that was important. It will always leave an impact,” she said.

The Museum’s President and CEO, Mary Pat Higgins said, “I just can’t tell you how much that meant to us.”

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (Jack Fink – CBS 11)

She said they are fortunate to have many teachers in North and East Texas who are passionate about teaching students about the Holocaust.

“But I haven’t seen a student before reach out and implore us to let them visit. That was really moving and different,” Higgins said.

Since the 6th grade, these students have been reading about the Holocaust, the deliberate and calculated murders of about six million European Jews.

They said seeing the exhibits up-close though were both eye-opening and overwhelming.

Hunter Fudge, another eighth grader at the school said, “It made me realize just how serious it was. The people who had done it were people, they were human, and they still had done this to others.”

Camarillo agreed. “Think of the millions of people who died: men, children, women – all of them. They had families.”

Their English teacher, Benjamin Vollmer, has made it a yearly tradition for eighth graders to come here.

His students worked on projects, including this book they presented to the museum, that’s filled with their poems and essays.

Vollmer said, “If you just feed it to them, they don’t comprehend it. So the projects are a way for them to express what their understanding is.”

One of the primary missions of this museum is to educate students, which has been more challenging during the pandemic.

Higgins said, the museum developed virtual visits for students. “This engaged them. They could ask questions. They would take polls and it was really important to us because we don’t want to miss a generation of students. We want to be sure they know this history.”

Vollmer said he’s noticed a change in some students. “I don’t think, I know. I know because I watch the attitude change and even the way they treat each other from the start of the unit to the end.”

Fudge said he’s seen that as well. “There were people who had actually used some of the terms that were used in the Holocaust against people and those people once they heard about all that had happened, and done the projects, they just stopped using those words.”

This month, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that creates the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Anti-Semitism Advisory Commission.

It will produce studies on anti-Semitism in Texas and work with schools and universities on methods to combat it.

Vollmer said he has become emotional during some of the lessons, which has surprised students. “I want the kids to see that the Holocaust should make you emotional and it should upset you. I can touch their mind all I want, but if I don’t touch the mind and heart, it’s knowledge that’s going to get lost.”

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It is one week before the school year ends and summer begins, but 180 eighth graders from Venus Middle School in rural Johnson County had their hearts set on touring the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

They became the first students for an in-person visit since the Covid-19 pandemic began last year after Jaqueline Camarillo wrote a letter urging the museum to let them come.

“I feel like the Holocaust was one of those moments in history that was important. It will always leave an impact,” she said.

The Museum’s President and CEO, Mary Pat Higgins said, “I just can’t tell you how much that meant to us.”

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (Jack Fink – CBS 11)

She said they are fortunate to have many teachers in North and East Texas who are passionate about teaching students about the Holocaust.

“But I haven’t seen a student before reach out and implore us to let them visit. That was really moving and different,” Higgins said.

Since the 6th grade, these students have been reading about the Holocaust, the deliberate and calculated murders of about six million European Jews.

They said seeing the exhibits up-close though were both eye-opening and overwhelming.

Hunter Fudge, another eighth grader at the school said, “It made me realize just how serious it was. The people who had done it were people, they were human, and they still had done this to others.”

Camarillo agreed. “Think of the millions of people who died: men, children, women – all of them. They had families.”

Their English teacher, Benjamin Vollmer, has made it a yearly tradition for eighth graders to come here.

His students worked on projects, including this book they presented to the museum, that’s filled with their poems and essays.

Vollmer said, “If you just feed it to them, they don’t comprehend it. So the projects are a way for them to express what their understanding is.”

One of the primary missions of this museum is to educate students, which has been more challenging during the pandemic.

Higgins said, the museum developed virtual visits for students. “This engaged them. They could ask questions. They would take polls and it was really important to us because we don’t want to miss a generation of students. We want to be sure they know this history.”

Vollmer said he’s noticed a change in some students. “I don’t think, I know. I know because I watch the attitude change and even the way they treat each other from the start of the unit to the end.”

Fudge said he’s seen that as well. “There were people who had actually used some of the terms that were used in the Holocaust against people and those people once they heard about all that had happened, and done the projects, they just stopped using those words.”

This month, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that creates the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Anti-Semitism Advisory Commission.

It will produce studies on anti-Semitism in Texas and work with schools and universities on methods to combat it.

Vollmer said he has become emotional during some of the lessons, which has surprised students. “I want the kids to see that the Holocaust should make you emotional and it should upset you. I can touch their mind all I want, but if I don’t touch the mind and heart, it’s knowledge that’s going to get lost.”

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Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson’s Journey From Dallas ISD To Tokyo

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by Keith Russell | CBS 11

Following her win in the finals of the 100 meter dash at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Sha’Carri Richardson said her family is everything to her.

Right now, all of Dallas is Sha’Carri’s family.

Because, it started right here.

Sha’Carri got her diploma from Kathlyn Gilliam Collegiate Academy.

It’s a Dallas ISD school that has no sports, but gives athletes the right to compete at their home Dallas school.

Which was, in this case, Carter High School.

US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson crosses the line in second place in the women’s 100m final during the Diamond League athletics meeting at Gateshead International Stadium in Gateshead, north-east England on May 23, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Her high school track coach Lauren Cross, says “it doesn’t matter where you come from. Doesn’t matter what you have. As long as you have the ability to work hard and dream big, you can get there”.

Cross started as head track coach at Carter High in Sha’Carri’s freshman season. And she knew she had something special right away. Lauren explains “I didn’t have to badger her. She knew when it was time to come on the track… practice….work hard and win”.

Richardson’s legacy is represented thru almost half a trophy case. And reaching the Olympics, passes the baton to others….. that anything is achievable. Carter High freshman, Inajia Jefferson, says “I was watching (Sha’Carri on television )….I was like….I can break records. That can be the next me”.

Going over a million Instagram followers since winning the 100 meter Olympic trials, DFW can celebrate its latest super star.

Closing her post race interview, Sha’Carri screamed “I’m going to Tokyo”. And We’ll all be there with Dallas’ Sha’Carri Richardson in spirit.

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by Keith Russell | CBS 11

Following her win in the finals of the 100 meter dash at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Sha’Carri Richardson said her family is everything to her.

Right now, all of Dallas is Sha’Carri’s family.

Because, it started right here.

Sha’Carri got her diploma from Kathlyn Gilliam Collegiate Academy.

It’s a Dallas ISD school that has no sports, but gives athletes the right to compete at their home Dallas school.

Which was, in this case, Carter High School.

US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson crosses the line in second place in the women’s 100m final during the Diamond League athletics meeting at Gateshead International Stadium in Gateshead, north-east England on May 23, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Her high school track coach Lauren Cross, says “it doesn’t matter where you come from. Doesn’t matter what you have. As long as you have the ability to work hard and dream big, you can get there”.

Cross started as head track coach at Carter High in Sha’Carri’s freshman season. And she knew she had something special right away. Lauren explains “I didn’t have to badger her. She knew when it was time to come on the track… practice….work hard and win”.

Richardson’s legacy is represented thru almost half a trophy case. And reaching the Olympics, passes the baton to others….. that anything is achievable. Carter High freshman, Inajia Jefferson, says “I was watching (Sha’Carri on television )….I was like….I can break records. That can be the next me”.

Going over a million Instagram followers since winning the 100 meter Olympic trials, DFW can celebrate its latest super star.

Closing her post race interview, Sha’Carri screamed “I’m going to Tokyo”. And We’ll all be there with Dallas’ Sha’Carri Richardson in spirit.

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Despite National Shortage, Fireworks Sales Begin In Texas Thursday

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NORTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas fireworks sales season for the Fourth of July starts Thursday, June 24 and in In Northlake, Boom Bazaar Fireworks is getting ready to open.

Store owner Russell Huffines says he’s expecting sales to blow up.

“We believe it’s going to be the best season the state has ever seen,” he said.

Some stands will have less of a selection than what they’ve had in past years, and may end up charging more to make up for the loss.

There’s a national shortage because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Most fireworks are usually manufactured in China,” Huffines said. “They weren’t able to produce as many as they would like.”

Many families celebrated the Fourth of July in their own backyards after many public celebrations were cancelled.

According to data from the American Pyrotechnics Association, revenue from consumer fireworks increased 90% in 2020.

Huffines says he prepared for this months in advance.

“We saw the shortage coming. We were not afraid of it because we overbought for New years before the prices went up and before the shortage really went into effect,” Huffines said. “Our prices will remain the same.”

With the extra cash he’s giving back to the band at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth. He’s letting the bandmates work at his shop and allowing them to keep 16% of the proceeds.

“It helps us purchase equipment,” the schools band director, James Barnes said.

“there’s a lot of things we weren’t able to do last year because of the pandemic so it’s great to be able to do things this year,” Emma Markgason said.

Like many places, Huffines says he plans on running out of fireworks before the holiday and urges everyone to get them while they can.

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NORTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas fireworks sales season for the Fourth of July starts Thursday, June 24 and in In Northlake, Boom Bazaar Fireworks is getting ready to open.

Store owner Russell Huffines says he’s expecting sales to blow up.

“We believe it’s going to be the best season the state has ever seen,” he said.

Some stands will have less of a selection than what they’ve had in past years, and may end up charging more to make up for the loss.

There’s a national shortage because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Most fireworks are usually manufactured in China,” Huffines said. “They weren’t able to produce as many as they would like.”

Many families celebrated the Fourth of July in their own backyards after many public celebrations were cancelled.

According to data from the American Pyrotechnics Association, revenue from consumer fireworks increased 90% in 2020.

Huffines says he prepared for this months in advance.

“We saw the shortage coming. We were not afraid of it because we overbought for New years before the prices went up and before the shortage really went into effect,” Huffines said. “Our prices will remain the same.”

With the extra cash he’s giving back to the band at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth. He’s letting the bandmates work at his shop and allowing them to keep 16% of the proceeds.

“It helps us purchase equipment,” the schools band director, James Barnes said.

“there’s a lot of things we weren’t able to do last year because of the pandemic so it’s great to be able to do things this year,” Emma Markgason said.

Like many places, Huffines says he plans on running out of fireworks before the holiday and urges everyone to get them while they can.

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DFW Wedding Industry Seeing Boom Due To Both New And Rescheduled Events

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Ready to say “I do?” Well it seems more couples than ever are in the same boat.

A nationwide wedding boom is being felt in the Dallas-Fort Worth area after a year of lockdown has resulted in couples from the past two years finally rescheduling their big day or, in some cases, having another big day.

“For us, having two weddings was the answer,” said 2020 bride Rachel Williams.

She and her fiancé got engaged in 2019, scheduled their dream wedding for June of 2020 and, like many others, met the pandemic with surprise.

“We realized, it’s not going to happen, so what’s plan B?” she said.

A few months later they had an intimate ceremony by Possum Kingdom lake. But now, they want the real deal.

A second wedding, this time around with friends and family, will be held this Saturday a year later.

Her wedding planner, Kari Loth, of Southern Bash weddings says she’s never seen the wedding business this booming.

“I had so many COVID rescheduled brides. Plus, everyone seems to be getting married now. I have double the clients this year than I have had in years past,” Loth said.

She says it’s the couples from 2019, 2020 and now 2021 all competing for the same services.

“I already have brides for 2022 on my books… that is completely not typical at all,” she said. “And all the small towns around DFW all the wedding vendors… they are booked up to 2022”

But the wedding boom doesn’t end with more brides and busy wedding planners, it’s an entire industry.

“A lot of times we’re coming in early and leaving late,” said Catherine Freeman, manager of Dallas’ Warren Barron Bridal.

“Basically it’s bride, after bride, after bride each day,” she said.

Warren Barron has seen a 40% increase in sales with brides coming to buy gowns from all over the nation.

“We have brides from New York, brides from California, people who probably wouldn’t have otherwise bought their wedding dress here… have been since Texas has been open for so long,” she said.

Popular venues, like Dallas’ Hotel Crescent Court, plan to finish the year with double the weddings of their best year on record.

“[The courtyard] is our most popular space for wedding ceremonies because it’s outdoors so they could happen under CDC guidelines,” said Anthony DiGiovanni of Hotel Crescent Court.

They are booked every Saturday until the end of the year.

“We have been booked up since 2019 on the 2021 days,” DiGiovanni said. “It’s not this common to have every single Saturday booked this far out,”

If you plan to get married in the next year or so, they all say to be flexible, look for alternative arrangements if necessary and if you aren’t willing to sacrifice a venue or a date, possibly prepare for a longer engagement.

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Ready to say “I do?” Well it seems more couples than ever are in the same boat.

A nationwide wedding boom is being felt in the Dallas-Fort Worth area after a year of lockdown has resulted in couples from the past two years finally rescheduling their big day or, in some cases, having another big day.

“For us, having two weddings was the answer,” said 2020 bride Rachel Williams.

She and her fiancé got engaged in 2019, scheduled their dream wedding for June of 2020 and, like many others, met the pandemic with surprise.

“We realized, it’s not going to happen, so what’s plan B?” she said.

A few months later they had an intimate ceremony by Possum Kingdom lake. But now, they want the real deal.

A second wedding, this time around with friends and family, will be held this Saturday a year later.

Her wedding planner, Kari Loth, of Southern Bash weddings says she’s never seen the wedding business this booming.

“I had so many COVID rescheduled brides. Plus, everyone seems to be getting married now. I have double the clients this year than I have had in years past,” Loth said.

She says it’s the couples from 2019, 2020 and now 2021 all competing for the same services.

“I already have brides for 2022 on my books… that is completely not typical at all,” she said. “And all the small towns around DFW all the wedding vendors… they are booked up to 2022”

But the wedding boom doesn’t end with more brides and busy wedding planners, it’s an entire industry.

“A lot of times we’re coming in early and leaving late,” said Catherine Freeman, manager of Dallas’ Warren Barron Bridal.

“Basically it’s bride, after bride, after bride each day,” she said.

Warren Barron has seen a 40% increase in sales with brides coming to buy gowns from all over the nation.

“We have brides from New York, brides from California, people who probably wouldn’t have otherwise bought their wedding dress here… have been since Texas has been open for so long,” she said.

Popular venues, like Dallas’ Hotel Crescent Court, plan to finish the year with double the weddings of their best year on record.

“[The courtyard] is our most popular space for wedding ceremonies because it’s outdoors so they could happen under CDC guidelines,” said Anthony DiGiovanni of Hotel Crescent Court.

They are booked every Saturday until the end of the year.

“We have been booked up since 2019 on the 2021 days,” DiGiovanni said. “It’s not this common to have every single Saturday booked this far out,”

If you plan to get married in the next year or so, they all say to be flexible, look for alternative arrangements if necessary and if you aren’t willing to sacrifice a venue or a date, possibly prepare for a longer engagement.

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Child Tax Credit: What Will The Revised Credit Mean For Families?

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(CBS New York) — The revised Child Tax Credit is about to take effect. Starting July 15, most parents will receive a monthly payment of up to $300 per child, courtesy of the American Rescue Plan. That extra money can really add up, especially for families on the low end of the income spectrum. It may even be the difference between eating and not eating or paying and not paying rent.

The enhanced Child Tax Credit will be available to about 39 million families, accounting for 65 million children, according to the Biden administration. That covers around 88 percent of the nation’s children. Approximately 13 percent of households with children faced food insecurity due to lack of money, according to Census data from late May and early June of 2021. About 21 percent of renting households with children were behind on their rent, according to the same data. Early estimates from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggest that expanding the Child Tax Credit will push 4.1 million children beyond the poverty line.

How Much Will You Get?

For parents of children up to age five, the IRS will pay $3,600 per child, half as six monthly payments and half as a 2021 tax credit. That comes out to $300 per month and $1,800 at tax time. The amount changes to $3,000 total for each child ages six through 17, or $250 per month and $1,500 at tax time. The IRS will make a one-time payment of $500 for dependents age 18 or fulltime college students up through age 24.

Payments will be based on the modified adjusted gross income (AGI) reflected on a parent or parents’ 2020 tax filing. (AGI is the sum of one’s wages, interest, dividends, alimony, retirement distributions and other sources of income minus certain deductions, such as student loan interest, alimony payments and retirement contributions.) The amount phases out at a rate of $50 for every $1,000 of annual income beyond $75,000 for an individual and beyond $150,000 for a married couple. The benefit will be fully refundable, meaning it will not depend on the recipient’s current tax burden. Qualifying families will receive the full amount, regardless of what they owe in taxes. There is no limit to the number of dependents that can be claimed.

“It’s a lot more generous,” according to Stephen Nuñez, the Lead Researcher on Guaranteed Income at the Jain Family Institute, an applied research organization in the social sciences. (Nuñez studies cash welfare policy, that includes field work to answer policy-relevant questions about the social safety net.) “It’s fully refundable, and it no longer has a work requirement. So that means that it is going to be particularly important for the poorest households, those who earn nothing, or who earn less than $2,500 a year in taxable income. There have been some simulations, some analyses of this particular plan that suggest that these changes are enough on their own to cut the child poverty rate in the United States by somewhere around 40 percent.”

“So it’s actually a huge impact on child poverty in the United States, Nuñez continues. “And this is consistent with what we’ve seen happen in other countries that have also introduced something like a child allowance. So, this kind of policy, although it’s implemented and administered in different ways in different countries, is fairly common. It exists in Canada, it exists in the UK, in Germany, and other places in the world. And, in those places, it has had very similar results, cutting child poverty by a third or by 50 percent, relative to the baseline.”

What Will It Do For Families?

While food and shelter are obvious ways the extra Child Tax Credit money can be put to use, there are plenty of ways it can be helpful in the raising and caring for children. An extra $250 or $300 per month could allow a parent to have transportation to and from work or childcare while they’re at work. In other words, it could make having a job possible.

Many families are one unexpected large expense away from financial ruin. And the term “large expense” is relative based on income. So an extra few hundred dollars per month could allow a parent to build up a sort of rainy-day fund, for when life deals an unexpected blow.

The loss of a job can be devastating to a household. The loss of unemployment benefits provided by the government in the absence of a job can be equally disruptive. Almost half of American households receiving unemployment include children. In what appears to be a coincidence of timing, the updated Child Tax Credit will start soon after many states stop accepting the federal unemployment benefit bonus for their citizens. A total of 26 states have or will cut off the $300 weekly benefit ahead of the official Labor Day end date. The additional money from the Child Tax Credit will offset some of the money that the unemployed will lose.

Results from a recent basic-income experiment provide even more clues as to the benefits of these Child Tax Credit payments. The city of Stockton, California sent $500 per month to a group of families making less than the city’s median income of $46,000 per year. The families mostly spent the money on essential items, including food, bills, and household items. The extra money also reduced income volatility and likely the stress of not knowing when the next paycheck would arrive or how much it would be. It also had a positive effect on health, happiness and anxiety without reducing one’s will to work.

“It’s good that we’re reducing poverty,” says Yeva Nersisyan, Associate Professor of Economics at Franklin & Marshall College. “And the fact that we could reduce it with a tax credit increase that’s not dramatic — we might be almost doubling it, but in dollar terms is not that much — so the fact that we could have done that and we hadn’t done it sooner, I think it’s kind of outrageous. But it also tells you that the way we think about poverty — the poverty line, where were we put it (which is at an annual income of $26,500 for a family of four) — it’s not really realistic.”

“So that’s why a little bit more money can push you over the poverty line,” Nersisyan continues. “But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not poor in a more realistic sense.”

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(CBS New York) — The revised Child Tax Credit is about to take effect. Starting July 15, most parents will receive a monthly payment of up to $300 per child, courtesy of the American Rescue Plan. That extra money can really add up, especially for families on the low end of the income spectrum. It may even be the difference between eating and not eating or paying and not paying rent.

The enhanced Child Tax Credit will be available to about 39 million families, accounting for 65 million children, according to the Biden administration. That covers around 88 percent of the nation’s children. Approximately 13 percent of households with children faced food insecurity due to lack of money, according to Census data from late May and early June of 2021. About 21 percent of renting households with children were behind on their rent, according to the same data. Early estimates from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggest that expanding the Child Tax Credit will push 4.1 million children beyond the poverty line.

How Much Will You Get?

For parents of children up to age five, the IRS will pay $3,600 per child, half as six monthly payments and half as a 2021 tax credit. That comes out to $300 per month and $1,800 at tax time. The amount changes to $3,000 total for each child ages six through 17, or $250 per month and $1,500 at tax time. The IRS will make a one-time payment of $500 for dependents age 18 or fulltime college students up through age 24.

Payments will be based on the modified adjusted gross income (AGI) reflected on a parent or parents’ 2020 tax filing. (AGI is the sum of one’s wages, interest, dividends, alimony, retirement distributions and other sources of income minus certain deductions, such as student loan interest, alimony payments and retirement contributions.) The amount phases out at a rate of $50 for every $1,000 of annual income beyond $75,000 for an individual and beyond $150,000 for a married couple. The benefit will be fully refundable, meaning it will not depend on the recipient’s current tax burden. Qualifying families will receive the full amount, regardless of what they owe in taxes. There is no limit to the number of dependents that can be claimed.

“It’s a lot more generous,” according to Stephen Nuñez, the Lead Researcher on Guaranteed Income at the Jain Family Institute, an applied research organization in the social sciences. (Nuñez studies cash welfare policy, that includes field work to answer policy-relevant questions about the social safety net.) “It’s fully refundable, and it no longer has a work requirement. So that means that it is going to be particularly important for the poorest households, those who earn nothing, or who earn less than $2,500 a year in taxable income. There have been some simulations, some analyses of this particular plan that suggest that these changes are enough on their own to cut the child poverty rate in the United States by somewhere around 40 percent.”

“So it’s actually a huge impact on child poverty in the United States, Nuñez continues. “And this is consistent with what we’ve seen happen in other countries that have also introduced something like a child allowance. So, this kind of policy, although it’s implemented and administered in different ways in different countries, is fairly common. It exists in Canada, it exists in the UK, in Germany, and other places in the world. And, in those places, it has had very similar results, cutting child poverty by a third or by 50 percent, relative to the baseline.”

What Will It Do For Families?

While food and shelter are obvious ways the extra Child Tax Credit money can be put to use, there are plenty of ways it can be helpful in the raising and caring for children. An extra $250 or $300 per month could allow a parent to have transportation to and from work or childcare while they’re at work. In other words, it could make having a job possible.

Many families are one unexpected large expense away from financial ruin. And the term “large expense” is relative based on income. So an extra few hundred dollars per month could allow a parent to build up a sort of rainy-day fund, for when life deals an unexpected blow.

The loss of a job can be devastating to a household. The loss of unemployment benefits provided by the government in the absence of a job can be equally disruptive. Almost half of American households receiving unemployment include children. In what appears to be a coincidence of timing, the updated Child Tax Credit will start soon after many states stop accepting the federal unemployment benefit bonus for their citizens. A total of 26 states have or will cut off the $300 weekly benefit ahead of the official Labor Day end date. The additional money from the Child Tax Credit will offset some of the money that the unemployed will lose.

Results from a recent basic-income experiment provide even more clues as to the benefits of these Child Tax Credit payments. The city of Stockton, California sent $500 per month to a group of families making less than the city’s median income of $46,000 per year. The families mostly spent the money on essential items, including food, bills, and household items. The extra money also reduced income volatility and likely the stress of not knowing when the next paycheck would arrive or how much it would be. It also had a positive effect on health, happiness and anxiety without reducing one’s will to work.

“It’s good that we’re reducing poverty,” says Yeva Nersisyan, Associate Professor of Economics at Franklin & Marshall College. “And the fact that we could reduce it with a tax credit increase that’s not dramatic — we might be almost doubling it, but in dollar terms is not that much — so the fact that we could have done that and we hadn’t done it sooner, I think it’s kind of outrageous. But it also tells you that the way we think about poverty — the poverty line, where were we put it (which is at an annual income of $26,500 for a family of four) — it’s not really realistic.”

“So that’s why a little bit more money can push you over the poverty line,” Nersisyan continues. “But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not poor in a more realistic sense.”

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Financial Responsibility: How And When To Teach Your Kids About Money Issues

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FIRST PARENT BANK, PA (KDKA) — Among the many lessons of the pandemic is the lack of a guarantee that a paycheck will always be there. With so many young people coming out of college or on summer break going into the job market, financial experts say now is the time to drill down on critical issues of money.

It’s not an easy conversation but Certified Financial Planner and the Finance Expert for Tally says start early, “Your kids are never too young to start learning about financial responsibility. So, that is whatever works for your family, but the younger the better.”

From the first allowance, Rebell says the lessons should begin and accelerate in the teen years.

“I believe that’s about 16 because that’s the age when most kids often have their first job, they often have a driver’s license which allows them not only to get to that job but also to have responsibility for something pretty expensive, maybe if they have a job, they want to chip in on that car the insurance that kind of thing that can be an opening dialogue to starting that financial grown up mentality for kids.”

When high school graduation approaches Rebell says, “It becomes urgent as they get towards college, and as they graduate from college because you want them to have an exit strategy from being financially dependent on you.”

While the lessons need to be adjusted for the child’s personality take advantage of teaching moments.

“Going through their first paycheck for example, and going through where all the money’s going, because you know what you can say to them and they’ve heard you grumbling about taxes, but it when they see it for themselves. It’s real.”

During the pandemic, the issue of boomerang children coming back to be supported by their parents has dramatically increased. Rebell says its difficult because emotions get involved but children need to understand, “Mom and Dad do have limited resources and it’s important for your children to understand that. One mistake that we often make as parents is, we want them to always think of us as being there for them as being strong. We don’t want them to see the weaknesses.”

But it’s in everyone’s best interest that children understand parents are not an unlimited ATM.

“So, it is so hard but it’s important for us as parents to let them see a little bit more about our finances, again, when it’s appropriate. Every child is different, but they need to know a little bit more about what’s going on with us, if anything, just to protect our own finances.”

While Rebell says an adult child asking for help is understandable, again there must be limits. “Is it the first time, if they genuinely don’t have the money and they’re going to be very serious long term consequences, we’re human, we love our children, we want to help them out.”

But after the first time she says if you can swing it consider making the help a loan.

“It can be supportive and loving and all that, it has to be sustainable, and it has to be firm, and you have to really set boundaries at a certain point because it comes down to your life and living your life.”

She says just be very honest and tell them, “You can now do everything on your own. We’re here for you. We love you but this is time for you to be financially separate from us.”

Again, nothing about this is easy, but Rebell says the earlier you start the financial teaching the easier it will be in the long run. Children will learn that money doesn’t grow on trees, or magically pop out of an ATM at any time, and you have to be protected against the unexpected.

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FIRST PARENT BANK, PA (KDKA) — Among the many lessons of the pandemic is the lack of a guarantee that a paycheck will always be there. With so many young people coming out of college or on summer break going into the job market, financial experts say now is the time to drill down on critical issues of money.

It’s not an easy conversation but Certified Financial Planner and the Finance Expert for Tally says start early, “Your kids are never too young to start learning about financial responsibility. So, that is whatever works for your family, but the younger the better.”

From the first allowance, Rebell says the lessons should begin and accelerate in the teen years.

“I believe that’s about 16 because that’s the age when most kids often have their first job, they often have a driver’s license which allows them not only to get to that job but also to have responsibility for something pretty expensive, maybe if they have a job, they want to chip in on that car the insurance that kind of thing that can be an opening dialogue to starting that financial grown up mentality for kids.”

When high school graduation approaches Rebell says, “It becomes urgent as they get towards college, and as they graduate from college because you want them to have an exit strategy from being financially dependent on you.”

While the lessons need to be adjusted for the child’s personality take advantage of teaching moments.

“Going through their first paycheck for example, and going through where all the money’s going, because you know what you can say to them and they’ve heard you grumbling about taxes, but it when they see it for themselves. It’s real.”

During the pandemic, the issue of boomerang children coming back to be supported by their parents has dramatically increased. Rebell says its difficult because emotions get involved but children need to understand, “Mom and Dad do have limited resources and it’s important for your children to understand that. One mistake that we often make as parents is, we want them to always think of us as being there for them as being strong. We don’t want them to see the weaknesses.”

But it’s in everyone’s best interest that children understand parents are not an unlimited ATM.

“So, it is so hard but it’s important for us as parents to let them see a little bit more about our finances, again, when it’s appropriate. Every child is different, but they need to know a little bit more about what’s going on with us, if anything, just to protect our own finances.”

While Rebell says an adult child asking for help is understandable, again there must be limits. “Is it the first time, if they genuinely don’t have the money and they’re going to be very serious long term consequences, we’re human, we love our children, we want to help them out.”

But after the first time she says if you can swing it consider making the help a loan.

“It can be supportive and loving and all that, it has to be sustainable, and it has to be firm, and you have to really set boundaries at a certain point because it comes down to your life and living your life.”

She says just be very honest and tell them, “You can now do everything on your own. We’re here for you. We love you but this is time for you to be financially separate from us.”

Again, nothing about this is easy, but Rebell says the earlier you start the financial teaching the easier it will be in the long run. Children will learn that money doesn’t grow on trees, or magically pop out of an ATM at any time, and you have to be protected against the unexpected.

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Many North Texas Teachers To Receive Pay Raises, Bonuses At Start Of New School Year

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(CBSDFW.COM) – Many North Texas teachers will see bigger paychecks or COVID-19 bonuses at the start of the next school year.

Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, and Denton all approved pay raises Tuesday night, in large part as a response to the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

“[Teachers] were asked to change quickly and teach students both virtually and in-person at the same time, and that was unmanageable,” said Steven Poole, executive director of the United Educators Association, which represents more than 26,000 school employees in 43 North Texas districts. “So there were a lot of teachers who chose to retire or leave the profession altogether.”

New pay raises and incentives will help districts keep the staff they currently have and potentially attract more people to the job.

Both the Fort Worth and Arlington school boards passed a 4% raise for district employees on Tuesday.

Denton and Mansfield approved 2% raises. Denton ISD employees will also get a $500 retention bonus.

On Monday, the Irving ISD Board of Trustees voted to give a one-time bonus of $2,000 to returning staff.

“That goes a long way, especially for some of our lowest paid employees like bus drivers and teacher assistants,” Poole said.

Argyle, Richardson, and Lewisville have also approved pay raises for teachers.

Poole says many of these increases are larger than what’s been seen in years past.

“It’s a good start,” he said. “The salary increases combined with better working conditions is going to be helpful in bringing folks back, but we’re also competing against private sector. The private jobs are increasing their starting salaries and their pay, so it’s not just competition among school districts like it used to always be.”

The Dallas school board is set to adopt the district’s budget tomorrow. If approved, the average teacher will get about a 2.5 percent raise.

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(CBSDFW.COM) – Many North Texas teachers will see bigger paychecks or COVID-19 bonuses at the start of the next school year.

Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, and Denton all approved pay raises Tuesday night, in large part as a response to the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

“[Teachers] were asked to change quickly and teach students both virtually and in-person at the same time, and that was unmanageable,” said Steven Poole, executive director of the United Educators Association, which represents more than 26,000 school employees in 43 North Texas districts. “So there were a lot of teachers who chose to retire or leave the profession altogether.”

New pay raises and incentives will help districts keep the staff they currently have and potentially attract more people to the job.

Both the Fort Worth and Arlington school boards passed a 4% raise for district employees on Tuesday.

Denton and Mansfield approved 2% raises. Denton ISD employees will also get a $500 retention bonus.

On Monday, the Irving ISD Board of Trustees voted to give a one-time bonus of $2,000 to returning staff.

“That goes a long way, especially for some of our lowest paid employees like bus drivers and teacher assistants,” Poole said.

Argyle, Richardson, and Lewisville have also approved pay raises for teachers.

Poole says many of these increases are larger than what’s been seen in years past.

“It’s a good start,” he said. “The salary increases combined with better working conditions is going to be helpful in bringing folks back, but we’re also competing against private sector. The private jobs are increasing their starting salaries and their pay, so it’s not just competition among school districts like it used to always be.”

The Dallas school board is set to adopt the district’s budget tomorrow. If approved, the average teacher will get about a 2.5 percent raise.

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Sticker Shock: Travelers Stunned By Rising Costs Of Renting A Car

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BOSTON (CBS) – With more people returning to the roads and skies this summer, it may come as no surprise as the demand for car rentals is skyrocketing. That means a smaller supply and higher prices for consumers.

Newlyweds Drew and Austin Swigar are heading north to Maine using their rental car to tour the coast for their honeymoon. The couple is relieved they planned this trip back in January. “We booked it probably early enough that we got ahead of that rush,” said Austin Swigart.

But others are finding themself right in the middle of the rush to find a rental car. “We checked prices about a week or two beforehand, made a U-turn and canceled our original rental reservation and got a different one,” said Robert Schein.

Sticker shock is the reaction from most travelers at Logan Airport’s Car Rental Center. “One thousand eight hundred eighty-four dollars for five days is pretty expensive,” said Brandon Melanson.

According to AAA, daily car rental prices are up 86% compared to this same time last year, costing upwards of $166 a day! “There is pent-up demand, and people are booking, and people are traveling,” said AAA Northeast Travel Sale Manager Anne Lischwe.

AAA Northeast Travel Sales Manager Anne Lischwe says rentals are hard to come by pretty much everywhere and especially in places like Hawaii and Florida. She expects the trend to continue through the summer and recommends booking as far in advance as you can.

“Sometimes, there is more availability at the airport locations than at some of the more regional ones, so you want to check that, as well,” said Lischwe.

AAA also says you should also be flexible; this could help you secure a car during off-peak times.

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BOSTON (CBS) – With more people returning to the roads and skies this summer, it may come as no surprise as the demand for car rentals is skyrocketing. That means a smaller supply and higher prices for consumers.

Newlyweds Drew and Austin Swigar are heading north to Maine using their rental car to tour the coast for their honeymoon. The couple is relieved they planned this trip back in January. “We booked it probably early enough that we got ahead of that rush,” said Austin Swigart.

But others are finding themself right in the middle of the rush to find a rental car. “We checked prices about a week or two beforehand, made a U-turn and canceled our original rental reservation and got a different one,” said Robert Schein.

Sticker shock is the reaction from most travelers at Logan Airport’s Car Rental Center. “One thousand eight hundred eighty-four dollars for five days is pretty expensive,” said Brandon Melanson.

According to AAA, daily car rental prices are up 86% compared to this same time last year, costing upwards of $166 a day! “There is pent-up demand, and people are booking, and people are traveling,” said AAA Northeast Travel Sale Manager Anne Lischwe.

AAA Northeast Travel Sales Manager Anne Lischwe says rentals are hard to come by pretty much everywhere and especially in places like Hawaii and Florida. She expects the trend to continue through the summer and recommends booking as far in advance as you can.

“Sometimes, there is more availability at the airport locations than at some of the more regional ones, so you want to check that, as well,” said Lischwe.

AAA also says you should also be flexible; this could help you secure a car during off-peak times.

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VP Harris’ Visit To El Paso For Border Trip Draws Criticism From Sens. Cruz And Cornyn, Gov. Abbott

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(CBSDFW.COM) – It was announced Wednesday that Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting El Paso, Texas, on Friday for a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. The news is drawing reaction from top officials of the state who say she should have made the trip a long time ago.

Friday’s trip will be Harris’ first as vice president months after she was named as the lead of the Biden administration’s response to the influx in migrants entering the U.S. illegally. She has received criticism from both Democrats and Republicans about why she hadn’t gone yet.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released a statement on Harris’ visit to El Paso:

“Right now, the Biden-Harris Administration is functioning as the last mile of a human trafficking and illegal drug network that cartels are exploiting. The Biden-Harris Administration has repeatedly made reckless policy decisions leading to the massive surge of illegal immigrants flooding our southern border. It only took more than half a million illegal immigrants entering the United States, more than 400,000 pounds of drugs seized, 19 U.S. Senators traveling to the southern border, and 92 days after being appointed border crisis czar for Kamala Harris to visit the southern border. Maybe after her visit, the administration will reverse course and start enforcing the law and protecting our border.”

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, criticized the vice president for choosing to go to El Paso rather than the Rio Grande Valley to see the border.

“After all that, @VP isn’t even going to the right place,” Cornyn tweeted.

After all that, @VP isn’t even going to the right place. Here’s a map. pic.twitter.com/UpA02XLbEH

— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 23, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott also tweeted remarks, saying, “After 91 days of being Border Czar, VP Harris is not even going where the crisis is taking place!”

Harris will be visiting Texas alongside Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“Earlier this year, the President asked the Vice President to oversee our diplomatic efforts to address the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. As a part of this ongoing work, the Vice President traveled to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month and will travel to El Paso on Friday,” a spokesperson for Harris said.

The vice president’s trip also comes days before former President Donald Trump is expected to visit the southern border with Abbott.

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(CBSDFW.COM) – It was announced Wednesday that Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting El Paso, Texas, on Friday for a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. The news is drawing reaction from top officials of the state who say she should have made the trip a long time ago.

Friday’s trip will be Harris’ first as vice president months after she was named as the lead of the Biden administration’s response to the influx in migrants entering the U.S. illegally. She has received criticism from both Democrats and Republicans about why she hadn’t gone yet.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released a statement on Harris’ visit to El Paso:

“Right now, the Biden-Harris Administration is functioning as the last mile of a human trafficking and illegal drug network that cartels are exploiting. The Biden-Harris Administration has repeatedly made reckless policy decisions leading to the massive surge of illegal immigrants flooding our southern border. It only took more than half a million illegal immigrants entering the United States, more than 400,000 pounds of drugs seized, 19 U.S. Senators traveling to the southern border, and 92 days after being appointed border crisis czar for Kamala Harris to visit the southern border. Maybe after her visit, the administration will reverse course and start enforcing the law and protecting our border.”

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, criticized the vice president for choosing to go to El Paso rather than the Rio Grande Valley to see the border.

“After all that, @VP isn’t even going to the right place,” Cornyn tweeted.

After all that, @VP isn’t even going to the right place. Here’s a map. pic.twitter.com/UpA02XLbEH

— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 23, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott also tweeted remarks, saying, “After 91 days of being Border Czar, VP Harris is not even going where the crisis is taking place!”

Harris will be visiting Texas alongside Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

“Earlier this year, the President asked the Vice President to oversee our diplomatic efforts to address the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. As a part of this ongoing work, the Vice President traveled to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month and will travel to El Paso on Friday,” a spokesperson for Harris said.

The vice president’s trip also comes days before former President Donald Trump is expected to visit the southern border with Abbott.

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What Is COVID’s Delta Variant?

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO-TV) – As we return to pre-pandemic life, COVID-19 keeps evolving. A new strain, called the Delta variant, is starting to appear in the United States. It’s more contagious and severe than previous strains.

So, what is the Delta variant? And should vaccinated people be concerned about it? Good Question.

The number of people lining up for the COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota has dropped in recent weeks and so too has the number of cases. But a new strain known as the Delta variant is now making its way through the country after originating and quickly spreading through India a few months ago.

Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease at the Minnesota Department of Health, said there have been 47 Delta variant cases in Minnesota. Of that total, nine were hospitalized and two have died. Although the sample size is small, Ehresmann said it highlights the variant’s severity. “This variant has been identified as being 60% more transmissible than the Alpha, or the B117 variant [first found in the U.K.], and that was even more transmissible than the original strain,” she said.

The MRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna have shown a strong efficacy rate against the Delta variant. But the Johnson & Johnson and Astra Zeneca, both just a single dose, has a significantly lower efficacy rate: around 60%, according to MDH.

“The protection is less, slightly less than what we’re seeing for the original [COVID-19] strain but there is some protection,” Ehresmann emphasized.

But is it possible to even prevent a new strain from forming? “Every time there’s transmission, that’s an opportunity for the virus to mutate,” Ehresmann said.

Preventing mutation happens by stopping transmission, which is helped through vaccination.

There are 2,771,183 Minnesotans who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks since final dose) as of May 30. Of those people, 3,080 have tested positive for COVID-19, meaning the infection rate of fully vaccinated people is 0.11%.

There have been 333 fully vaccinated people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 51% were admitted because of COVID-19, while 49% were admitted for different reasons (surgery, trauma, labor and delivery) and tested positive for the virus upon arrival.

“I think it’s important that people recognize that these variants represent a serious concern and the best way that we’ll be able to address them is if everyone takes advantage of vaccination,” said Ehresmann. “And there’s plenty of vaccine in the state, so it’s a great time to get it. And you can even get an incentive now, for heaven’s sakes, if you get vaccinated.

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO-TV) – As we return to pre-pandemic life, COVID-19 keeps evolving. A new strain, called the Delta variant, is starting to appear in the United States. It’s more contagious and severe than previous strains.

So, what is the Delta variant? And should vaccinated people be concerned about it? Good Question.

The number of people lining up for the COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota has dropped in recent weeks and so too has the number of cases. But a new strain known as the Delta variant is now making its way through the country after originating and quickly spreading through India a few months ago.

Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease at the Minnesota Department of Health, said there have been 47 Delta variant cases in Minnesota. Of that total, nine were hospitalized and two have died. Although the sample size is small, Ehresmann said it highlights the variant’s severity. “This variant has been identified as being 60% more transmissible than the Alpha, or the B117 variant [first found in the U.K.], and that was even more transmissible than the original strain,” she said.

The MRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna have shown a strong efficacy rate against the Delta variant. But the Johnson & Johnson and Astra Zeneca, both just a single dose, has a significantly lower efficacy rate: around 60%, according to MDH.

“The protection is less, slightly less than what we’re seeing for the original [COVID-19] strain but there is some protection,” Ehresmann emphasized.

But is it possible to even prevent a new strain from forming? “Every time there’s transmission, that’s an opportunity for the virus to mutate,” Ehresmann said.

Preventing mutation happens by stopping transmission, which is helped through vaccination.

There are 2,771,183 Minnesotans who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks since final dose) as of May 30. Of those people, 3,080 have tested positive for COVID-19, meaning the infection rate of fully vaccinated people is 0.11%.

There have been 333 fully vaccinated people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 51% were admitted because of COVID-19, while 49% were admitted for different reasons (surgery, trauma, labor and delivery) and tested positive for the virus upon arrival.

“I think it’s important that people recognize that these variants represent a serious concern and the best way that we’ll be able to address them is if everyone takes advantage of vaccination,” said Ehresmann. “And there’s plenty of vaccine in the state, so it’s a great time to get it. And you can even get an incentive now, for heaven’s sakes, if you get vaccinated.

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‘Behind The Music’ Comes To Paramount+ On July 29th Featuring LL Cool J, Duran Duran, Fat Joe

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(CBS) – Paramount+ has released the official trailer and key art for the iconic documentary series Behind The Music, introducing Duran Duran, New Kids On The Block and Bret Michaels as featured artists. These artists join the previously announced lineup of musicians, including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, LL Cool J, Huey Lewis, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe. The groundbreaking series, from MTV Entertainment Studios, will premiere with two episodes on Thursday, July 29, and subsequent episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+.

Behind The Music returns with brand-new episodes plus a selection of the best of the original series vault remastered and updated for today’s audiences with new one-on-one artist interviews. Artists and air dates confirmed for the first installment include:

● Ricky Martin: July 29

● LL Cool J: July 29

● Huey Lewis: August 5

● Busta Rhymes: August 12

● Duran Duran: August 19

● New Kids On The Block: August 26

● Bret Michaels: September 2

● Fat Joe: September 9

The second half of the season will feature the previously announced Jennifer Lopez episode, as well as other superstar names to be released at a later date. The series joins several new additions to the Paramount+ slate of music docuseries, including Dave Grohl’s From Cradle To Stage and a library of some of the most influential and storied music franchises such as Unplugged and Storytellers.

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(CBS) – Paramount+ has released the official trailer and key art for the iconic documentary series Behind The Music, introducing Duran Duran, New Kids On The Block and Bret Michaels as featured artists. These artists join the previously announced lineup of musicians, including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, LL Cool J, Huey Lewis, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe. The groundbreaking series, from MTV Entertainment Studios, will premiere with two episodes on Thursday, July 29, and subsequent episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+.

Behind The Music returns with brand-new episodes plus a selection of the best of the original series vault remastered and updated for today’s audiences with new one-on-one artist interviews. Artists and air dates confirmed for the first installment include:

● Ricky Martin: July 29

● LL Cool J: July 29

● Huey Lewis: August 5

● Busta Rhymes: August 12

● Duran Duran: August 19

● New Kids On The Block: August 26

● Bret Michaels: September 2

● Fat Joe: September 9

The second half of the season will feature the previously announced Jennifer Lopez episode, as well as other superstar names to be released at a later date. The series joins several new additions to the Paramount+ slate of music docuseries, including Dave Grohl’s From Cradle To Stage and a library of some of the most influential and storied music franchises such as Unplugged and Storytellers.

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Travelers Championship Preview: ‘Anything Can Happen In The Last Four Holes,’ Says CBS Sports’ Ian Baker-Finch

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(CBS New York) — The PGA Tour returns from the West Coast for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. After braving Torrey Pines at the U.S. Open, a strong field will face a different sort of course. TPC River Highlands offers up its fair share of scoring opportunities. Defending champion Dustin Johnson shot a third-round 61 last year, which was still three strokes short of Jim Furyk’s course-record 58 in 2016.

Last year, the Travelers was the third tournament after golf’s COVID-forced layoff. But it was the first of the three events to occur on its originally scheduled date. No fans attended, of course. But this year, approximately 10,000 spectators will be on hand each day.

They’ll get to see how Johnson reacts to slipping to second in the world golf rankings. His win at last year’s Travelers was the first of three wins in a season that ended with the FedExCup. But his play has dropped off some this year. He tied for 19th at the U.S. Open last week and 10th at the Palmetto Championship the week before.

“He’s obviously got pretty good form,” noted CBS Sports golf analyst Ian Baker-Finch. “He just hasn’t finished off the last two weeks. He’s had a chance to win and just hasn’t finished it off.”

Johnson headlines a field featuring five of world’s top 10 players and 10 of the top 25. That includes Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, and Brooks Koepka. DeChambeau, ranked sixth in the world, has only one top-10 finish in the last three months, a tie for ninth at the Wells Fargo Championship. But he’s cracked the top 10 at the Travelers each of the last three years. Cantlay won the Memorial Tournament three weeks ago but missed multiple cuts in the months prior. He’s never broken into the top 10 at this event. It’s been a feast-or-famine sort of year for Koepka, who is coming off a tie for fourth at the U.S. Open. His 10 PGA Tour events in 2021 include four top-five finishes and five missed cuts. He has only one top-10 at the Travelers.

A couple important names sit outside the top 25. Phil Mickelson will be looking for a little more of that PGA Championship magic after a poor showing at the U.S. Open. His TPC River Highlands resume includes two wins two decades ago, when the event was known as the Greater Hartford Open. Bubba Watson, however, has three. Though Watson has dropped to 66th in the rankings, he has found success at TPC River Highlands over the years. Another win would make him one of only two four-time winners at the Travelers.

“We talk about horses for courses, Bubba Watson is one of those around this particular golf course,” Baker-Finch said. “There’s a couple of others in the field. Paul Casey, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Streelman, they all have played well here in the past.”

TPC River Highlands, a par-70 that measures only 6,841 yards, gives bombers somewhat of an advantage. This old-style test of golf mixes long and short holes. There are only two par-5s.

“If it gets windy, it can be very challenging,” Baker-Finch pointed out. “The greens get firm, and the wind blows. We’ve seen that happen over the years. Typically, the greens are in great shape, and they’re holding. The guys can take advantage. There’s a couple of par-4s they can reach. The par-5s are reachable. You’ve got to be very very careful on the 13th hole, out of bounds left, water up to the right, or short the green. The greens get very, very fast. So that is one of the main defenses for the golf course, wind and fast greens.”

The course is best known for its finishing stretch of holes, particularly the “Golden Triangle,” comprised of holes 15 through 17. The 296-yard par-4 15th is one of the PGA Tour’s more exciting holes, with players tempted to drive the green despite looming water and bunkers. That could result in an eagle or a birdie. Bisected by water, the 171-yard par-3 16th challenges players with narrow, sloped green. The 17th hole, a 420-yard par-4 covered mostly water, is among the course’s most challenging.

“The finish here is always exciting,” according to Baker-Finch. “I think that’s something that’s extra special about TPC River Highlands is the finish. Anything can happen in the last four holes, the excitement builds towards the end.”

Here are the favorites:

Dustin Johnson (12-1)

With Jon Rahm’s U.S. Open win, Johnson drops to second in the world rankings. He has only two top-10 finishes since the November Masters. But he did win at TPC River Highlands last year with a 19-under tournament score that included a third-round 61.

Bryson DeChambeau (12-1)

DeChambeau, ranked sixth in the world, struggled toward the end of last week’s U.S. Open, with a 44 on the back nine, en route to a fourth-round 77. He last won at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. DeChambeau has enjoyed success at TPC River Highlands, however, with a sixth-place finish last year in a crowded field.

Brooks Koepka (14-1)

The eighth-ranked Koepka tied for fourth at the U.S. Open and tied for second at the PGA Championship the month before. In between, he missed the cut at the Palmetto Championship. Koepka only has one top-10 finish at TPC River Highlands, which was a ninth place in 2016.

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(CBS New York) — The PGA Tour returns from the West Coast for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. After braving Torrey Pines at the U.S. Open, a strong field will face a different sort of course. TPC River Highlands offers up its fair share of scoring opportunities. Defending champion Dustin Johnson shot a third-round 61 last year, which was still three strokes short of Jim Furyk’s course-record 58 in 2016.

Last year, the Travelers was the third tournament after golf’s COVID-forced layoff. But it was the first of the three events to occur on its originally scheduled date. No fans attended, of course. But this year, approximately 10,000 spectators will be on hand each day.

They’ll get to see how Johnson reacts to slipping to second in the world golf rankings. His win at last year’s Travelers was the first of three wins in a season that ended with the FedExCup. But his play has dropped off some this year. He tied for 19th at the U.S. Open last week and 10th at the Palmetto Championship the week before.

“He’s obviously got pretty good form,” noted CBS Sports golf analyst Ian Baker-Finch. “He just hasn’t finished off the last two weeks. He’s had a chance to win and just hasn’t finished it off.”

Johnson headlines a field featuring five of world’s top 10 players and 10 of the top 25. That includes Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, and Brooks Koepka. DeChambeau, ranked sixth in the world, has only one top-10 finish in the last three months, a tie for ninth at the Wells Fargo Championship. But he’s cracked the top 10 at the Travelers each of the last three years. Cantlay won the Memorial Tournament three weeks ago but missed multiple cuts in the months prior. He’s never broken into the top 10 at this event. It’s been a feast-or-famine sort of year for Koepka, who is coming off a tie for fourth at the U.S. Open. His 10 PGA Tour events in 2021 include four top-five finishes and five missed cuts. He has only one top-10 at the Travelers.

A couple important names sit outside the top 25. Phil Mickelson will be looking for a little more of that PGA Championship magic after a poor showing at the U.S. Open. His TPC River Highlands resume includes two wins two decades ago, when the event was known as the Greater Hartford Open. Bubba Watson, however, has three. Though Watson has dropped to 66th in the rankings, he has found success at TPC River Highlands over the years. Another win would make him one of only two four-time winners at the Travelers.

“We talk about horses for courses, Bubba Watson is one of those around this particular golf course,” Baker-Finch said. “There’s a couple of others in the field. Paul Casey, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Streelman, they all have played well here in the past.”

TPC River Highlands, a par-70 that measures only 6,841 yards, gives bombers somewhat of an advantage. This old-style test of golf mixes long and short holes. There are only two par-5s.

“If it gets windy, it can be very challenging,” Baker-Finch pointed out. “The greens get firm, and the wind blows. We’ve seen that happen over the years. Typically, the greens are in great shape, and they’re holding. The guys can take advantage. There’s a couple of par-4s they can reach. The par-5s are reachable. You’ve got to be very very careful on the 13th hole, out of bounds left, water up to the right, or short the green. The greens get very, very fast. So that is one of the main defenses for the golf course, wind and fast greens.”

The course is best known for its finishing stretch of holes, particularly the “Golden Triangle,” comprised of holes 15 through 17. The 296-yard par-4 15th is one of the PGA Tour’s more exciting holes, with players tempted to drive the green despite looming water and bunkers. That could result in an eagle or a birdie. Bisected by water, the 171-yard par-3 16th challenges players with narrow, sloped green. The 17th hole, a 420-yard par-4 covered mostly water, is among the course’s most challenging.

“The finish here is always exciting,” according to Baker-Finch. “I think that’s something that’s extra special about TPC River Highlands is the finish. Anything can happen in the last four holes, the excitement builds towards the end.”

Here are the favorites:

Dustin Johnson (12-1)

With Jon Rahm’s U.S. Open win, Johnson drops to second in the world rankings. He has only two top-10 finishes since the November Masters. But he did win at TPC River Highlands last year with a 19-under tournament score that included a third-round 61.

Bryson DeChambeau (12-1)

DeChambeau, ranked sixth in the world, struggled toward the end of last week’s U.S. Open, with a 44 on the back nine, en route to a fourth-round 77. He last won at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. DeChambeau has enjoyed success at TPC River Highlands, however, with a sixth-place finish last year in a crowded field.

Brooks Koepka (14-1)

The eighth-ranked Koepka tied for fourth at the U.S. Open and tied for second at the PGA Championship the month before. In between, he missed the cut at the Palmetto Championship. Koepka only has one top-10 finish at TPC River Highlands, which was a ninth place in 2016.

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)- The Harlem Globetrotters have entertained basketball fans throughout the U.S. and around the world since their inception in 1926 and now, they want a chance to prove they’re among the best teams in the world.

The team penned an open letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver asking the league and its governors to grant them a franchise. The Globetrotters letter says that they are ready “right now” to compete against the league’s best.

In the letter, the Globetrotters note that competition against NBA teams is part of the team’s history, having beaten the then-Minneapolis Lakers twice in 1948 and 1949. Those games have been pointed to in subsequent years as a spark in the league’s integration in 1952. However, when the league integrated, the Globetrotters weren’t brought into the fold, instead they say they were raided for their players.

Our official statement on yesterday's letter to the @NBA #DearNBA #SpreadGame pic.twitter.com/pbc2fOchDi

— Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies) June 22, 2021

“People say it was that game in 1949 that sparked the integration of the NBA. Three years after Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier, y’all finally allowed African American players to ball,” the Globetrotters letter reads. “But instead of just letting us in, you took our players. The first Black player to sign an NBA contract – Nat Sweetwater Clifton, a Harlem Globetrotter. The first Black man to play in an NBA game – Earl Lloyd, another Globetrotter. While it was hard to see them go, we were proud of our young Black men for ushering in such a significant change to the game.”

The Globetrotters also point to their influence in growing the game globally, stating that the league has been to 17 countries while the Globetrotters have visited 122 over the course of their existence. They state that while they love what the NBA has done, the Globetrotter influence on basketball is undeniable.

“Don’t get us wrong, we love what y’all have done recently and we are proud of how your players are standing up to make a difference in their communities. But don’t get it twisted; basketball would not be what it is today without us,” the letter states.

Finally, the letter calls on the league to prove that it believes what it has been saying in regards to social justice.

“So, if you really believe what you’ve been saying about social justice, going back to ‘normal’ needs to look different. You can’t just act like we don’t exist anymore. It’s time to right the wrongs and rewrite history. It’s time for the NBA to honor what the Globetrotters have done for OUR sport, both here in the U.S. and around the globe,” the letter reads.

“Based on what we’ve already proven, we can field a team of talent on par with the pros of today, and we want the chance to do that. As a world renowned and legendary professional basketball team, we petition Commissioner Adam Silver, the NBA governors and the powers that be to grant The Original Harlem Globetrotters an NBA franchise. Not now, but right now!”

The Globetrotters have seen numerous players go on to NBA careers including Wilt Chamberlain, Connie Hawkins and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton. Now, the team is asking to be brought into the NBA ranks and given the opportunity full-time to compete against the other 30 franchises.

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)- The Harlem Globetrotters have entertained basketball fans throughout the U.S. and around the world since their inception in 1926 and now, they want a chance to prove they’re among the best teams in the world.

The team penned an open letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver asking the league and its governors to grant them a franchise. The Globetrotters letter says that they are ready “right now” to compete against the league’s best.

In the letter, the Globetrotters note that competition against NBA teams is part of the team’s history, having beaten the then-Minneapolis Lakers twice in 1948 and 1949. Those games have been pointed to in subsequent years as a spark in the league’s integration in 1952. However, when the league integrated, the Globetrotters weren’t brought into the fold, instead they say they were raided for their players.

Our official statement on yesterday's letter to the @NBA #DearNBA #SpreadGame pic.twitter.com/pbc2fOchDi

— Harlem Globetrotters (@Globies) June 22, 2021

“People say it was that game in 1949 that sparked the integration of the NBA. Three years after Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier, y’all finally allowed African American players to ball,” the Globetrotters letter reads. “But instead of just letting us in, you took our players. The first Black player to sign an NBA contract – Nat Sweetwater Clifton, a Harlem Globetrotter. The first Black man to play in an NBA game – Earl Lloyd, another Globetrotter. While it was hard to see them go, we were proud of our young Black men for ushering in such a significant change to the game.”

The Globetrotters also point to their influence in growing the game globally, stating that the league has been to 17 countries while the Globetrotters have visited 122 over the course of their existence. They state that while they love what the NBA has done, the Globetrotter influence on basketball is undeniable.

“Don’t get us wrong, we love what y’all have done recently and we are proud of how your players are standing up to make a difference in their communities. But don’t get it twisted; basketball would not be what it is today without us,” the letter states.

Finally, the letter calls on the league to prove that it believes what it has been saying in regards to social justice.

“So, if you really believe what you’ve been saying about social justice, going back to ‘normal’ needs to look different. You can’t just act like we don’t exist anymore. It’s time to right the wrongs and rewrite history. It’s time for the NBA to honor what the Globetrotters have done for OUR sport, both here in the U.S. and around the globe,” the letter reads.

“Based on what we’ve already proven, we can field a team of talent on par with the pros of today, and we want the chance to do that. As a world renowned and legendary professional basketball team, we petition Commissioner Adam Silver, the NBA governors and the powers that be to grant The Original Harlem Globetrotters an NBA franchise. Not now, but right now!”

The Globetrotters have seen numerous players go on to NBA careers including Wilt Chamberlain, Connie Hawkins and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton. Now, the team is asking to be brought into the NBA ranks and given the opportunity full-time to compete against the other 30 franchises.

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Triplets Celebrate Being Pregnant At The Same Time

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (CBS Los Angeles) — The Tran triplets were born just four minutes apart, and now the Orange County, California sisters are celebrating another milestone. Gina, Nina and Victoria will deliver a trio of babies over the next four months — two boys and a girl.

The Tran triplets were born just four minutes apart, and now the Orange County sisters are celebrating another milestone. (Family Photo)

“I’m actually the oldest by four minutes and I’m having a girl, and her name is Leighton Grace,” Gina said.

“I’m in the middle by four minutes and I’m having a boy, and his name is Hendrix Paul,” Nina said.

“I’m the youngest by four minutes and then eight minutes, and having a boy,” Victoria said. “His name is Zaden Seth.”

Together, they are part of the COVID pandemic baby boom. Victoria’s baby is set to come first, with a due date in 2.5 weeks.

“Once we found out that Nina was pregnant, we encouraged Gina,” Victoria said.

The sisters, now 35, are expected to give birth in July, August and November. The built-in best friends are now making memories in matching outfits and sharing maternity clothes.

They will all deliver their children at The Women’s Hospital at Memorial Care Saddleback Medical in Laguna Hills with OBGYN Dr. Daniel Sternfeld.

“The interesting thing is they had prenatal appointments all in the same day, so it clicked with me that this is a wonderful story of these three sisters who are all pregnant and having babies at the same time,” he said.

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (CBS Los Angeles) — The Tran triplets were born just four minutes apart, and now the Orange County, California sisters are celebrating another milestone. Gina, Nina and Victoria will deliver a trio of babies over the next four months — two boys and a girl.

The Tran triplets were born just four minutes apart, and now the Orange County sisters are celebrating another milestone. (Family Photo)

“I’m actually the oldest by four minutes and I’m having a girl, and her name is Leighton Grace,” Gina said.

“I’m in the middle by four minutes and I’m having a boy, and his name is Hendrix Paul,” Nina said.

“I’m the youngest by four minutes and then eight minutes, and having a boy,” Victoria said. “His name is Zaden Seth.”

Together, they are part of the COVID pandemic baby boom. Victoria’s baby is set to come first, with a due date in 2.5 weeks.

“Once we found out that Nina was pregnant, we encouraged Gina,” Victoria said.

The sisters, now 35, are expected to give birth in July, August and November. The built-in best friends are now making memories in matching outfits and sharing maternity clothes.

They will all deliver their children at The Women’s Hospital at Memorial Care Saddleback Medical in Laguna Hills with OBGYN Dr. Daniel Sternfeld.

“The interesting thing is they had prenatal appointments all in the same day, so it clicked with me that this is a wonderful story of these three sisters who are all pregnant and having babies at the same time,” he said.

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CBS And Flo Rida Team Up For Return Of Hot Summer Originals ‘Big Brother’ And ‘Love Island’

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(CBS) – CBS has partnered with multi-platinum rapper, singer and songwriter Flo Rida to feature the world premiere of his as-yet-unreleased latest summer anthem, “Summer’s Not Ready,” in a vibrant promotional campaign for CBS’ hot summer originals, Big Brother and Love Island.

Showcasing Flo Rida’s upbeat song and the return of the CBS original series Big Brother and Love Island, the dynamic campaign launches today (June 23) and will continue throughout the summer with an array of new content reminding viewers that CBS is heating up once again as the summer destination for these popular reality shows. Appearing on multiple CBS platforms (from broadcast to streaming to social accounts), the campaign will extend across additional ViacomCBS brands as well.

Also, starting fresh for the summer, CBS is archiving all of its more than 5,000 previous posts on its Instagram account today and will make a splash by kicking off the @CBSTV refresh with the fun Flo Rida/CBS Summer campaign.

The song “Summer’s Not Ready” will be officially released on June 29.

Big Brother and Love Island premiere on Wednesday, July 7th. Big Brother kicks off the night with a live 90-minute episode (8:00-9:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT), followed by the 90-minute season premiere of the romantic competition series Love Island (9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Both shows will air on CBS and be available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+, where fans will also be able to find exclusive content throughout the season. Check your local listings for more information.

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(CBS) – CBS has partnered with multi-platinum rapper, singer and songwriter Flo Rida to feature the world premiere of his as-yet-unreleased latest summer anthem, “Summer’s Not Ready,” in a vibrant promotional campaign for CBS’ hot summer originals, Big Brother and Love Island.

Showcasing Flo Rida’s upbeat song and the return of the CBS original series Big Brother and Love Island, the dynamic campaign launches today (June 23) and will continue throughout the summer with an array of new content reminding viewers that CBS is heating up once again as the summer destination for these popular reality shows. Appearing on multiple CBS platforms (from broadcast to streaming to social accounts), the campaign will extend across additional ViacomCBS brands as well.

Also, starting fresh for the summer, CBS is archiving all of its more than 5,000 previous posts on its Instagram account today and will make a splash by kicking off the @CBSTV refresh with the fun Flo Rida/CBS Summer campaign.

The song “Summer’s Not Ready” will be officially released on June 29.

Big Brother and Love Island premiere on Wednesday, July 7th. Big Brother kicks off the night with a live 90-minute episode (8:00-9:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT), followed by the 90-minute season premiere of the romantic competition series Love Island (9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Both shows will air on CBS and be available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+, where fans will also be able to find exclusive content throughout the season. Check your local listings for more information.

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Perry Mattfeld Says ‘In The Dark’ Season 3, ‘The Stakes Can’t Get Any Higher’

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(CBS) – In The Dark, The CW’s successful drama starring Perry Mattfeld, returns this Wednesday night at 9/8c. In The Dark follows Murphy Mason, a blind woman in her 20s dealing with the fallout and trying to uncover the truth behind behind her friend’s murder.

CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to Mattfeld about the show’s upcoming third season, already being renewed for a fourth season and which of her castmates is her absolute favorite.

MW: Hey Perry, nice to see you again! Third season of In The Dark premieres Wednesday night on The CW at 9/8c. You’ve already been picked up for a fourth season as well so congratulations on that!. What was your reaction when you got the news?

PM: I mean, it says a lot. They’re willing to pick up a season before they’ve even seen one episode. I think for us, it’s a relief. The fact that we get to keep going and we don’t have to say goodbye to this story, or these characters yet is the best feeling in the world. It’s like going from sophomore year to junior year of college or something, knowing that you see the same people again. It’s the best deal.

MW: Murphy is someone that you’ve gotten time now to grow with and to explore her more as a character, she’s a very different woman than she was in season one, episode one. What’s it been like developing her throughout the years?

PM: I talk about it with our showrunner Corinne all the time, as this show reinvents itself, it’s almost like you can pick up Murphy and throw her anywhere and there’d be a story. She’s enough. We always talk about the stakes, get higher and higher and higher. We would joke on set that when our directors say, just remember those stakes, it’s like, okay, well, the stakes can’t get any higher! [Laughs]

There’s the heroin, there are murders everywhere. There are no higher stakes than this. What’s so different and special about season three is seeing how much we followed this very independent unapologetic woman, and yet in season three, I think she realizes her dependence on the people around her. Jess and Max and Felix, those are her people and they’re all indebted to each other because of what they’ve gone through together. You separate them and you separate Murphy and she’s helpless.

MW: We’ve seen heroin, we’ve seen murder. Season three taking off tomorrow night, what are we going to see?

PM: They have to run. These are kids, they’re not seasoned criminals. These kids that are running from the cops and it’s messy and it’s goofy and it’s imperfect and flawed. You have this ensemble that you were rooting for, but at the same time you have Josh and Gene who are the ones that start looking for them in season three, they’re the ultimate good guys. It’s hard to know who to root for in season three, but I won’t give any more.

MW: No, tell us everything. [Laughs] You’re also a producer on the show this season. I’m sure that’s changed your role a bit…

PM: It was really validating for me. I live and breathe In The Dark especially when we’re filming in Toronto, just because I’m away from home. I guess for me, I was like, what else can I do? I’m here every day. It gives me as much as I give back in my opinion. It was just kind of an extra voice for our cast and our actors. An extra voice from someone that’s on the floor and on the battlefield. I got a lot of support from my cast. But it’s just me saying, what else can I do.

MW: Very cool. Another thing that I love about the show is having Murphy as a blind lead character, I’m curious, what kind of feedback, if any, you’ve gotten from that community about having that representation?

PM: I think what makes me feel the best when people reach out to me and say that they either people with vision loss or people who are blind say they appreciate having someone with a disability or like, we like to say differently-abled. Just seeing someone who is differently-able to still get the guy, be confident, speak up for themselves; it’s nice to see someone like that who isn’t portrayed as weak. I always appreciate when people message me and just say that they love having a strong character like that.

MW: Last question, before I let you go here. I want to know who’s your favorite castmate and why is it Pretzel?

PM: [Laughs] I see what you did. There’s a line that Murphy says in season two, she’s like, something about why she loves dogs so much because they don’t talk, they just love you. I mean, how can you not. He’s Pretzel! He smells good, his breath smells good, he walks perfect, he eats perfectly. He just… everything about him.

I’m so in love with that dog. I’m so lucky that I get to see him every day and bond with him every day.  Pretzel is not a guide dog, he’s an actor dog, but being able to try to mimic how a guide dog moves and try to teach him how to act, just like I’m acting is also really special.

MW: Very cool, well next time you see him give him a pat on the head for me

PM: I will, we’ve been through a lot of firsts together, me and that dog. I always have him. It’s the best, thank you.

MW: Thank you so much, Perry. It’s been awesome to talk to you and all the best!

PM: Thank you, you too!

In The Dark airs on The CW, Wednedays at 9/8c. Check your local listings for more information.

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(CBS) – In The Dark, The CW’s successful drama starring Perry Mattfeld, returns this Wednesday night at 9/8c. In The Dark follows Murphy Mason, a blind woman in her 20s dealing with the fallout and trying to uncover the truth behind behind her friend’s murder.

CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to Mattfeld about the show’s upcoming third season, already being renewed for a fourth season and which of her castmates is her absolute favorite.

MW: Hey Perry, nice to see you again! Third season of In The Dark premieres Wednesday night on The CW at 9/8c. You’ve already been picked up for a fourth season as well so congratulations on that!. What was your reaction when you got the news?

PM: I mean, it says a lot. They’re willing to pick up a season before they’ve even seen one episode. I think for us, it’s a relief. The fact that we get to keep going and we don’t have to say goodbye to this story, or these characters yet is the best feeling in the world. It’s like going from sophomore year to junior year of college or something, knowing that you see the same people again. It’s the best deal.

MW: Murphy is someone that you’ve gotten time now to grow with and to explore her more as a character, she’s a very different woman than she was in season one, episode one. What’s it been like developing her throughout the years?

PM: I talk about it with our showrunner Corinne all the time, as this show reinvents itself, it’s almost like you can pick up Murphy and throw her anywhere and there’d be a story. She’s enough. We always talk about the stakes, get higher and higher and higher. We would joke on set that when our directors say, just remember those stakes, it’s like, okay, well, the stakes can’t get any higher! [Laughs]

There’s the heroin, there are murders everywhere. There are no higher stakes than this. What’s so different and special about season three is seeing how much we followed this very independent unapologetic woman, and yet in season three, I think she realizes her dependence on the people around her. Jess and Max and Felix, those are her people and they’re all indebted to each other because of what they’ve gone through together. You separate them and you separate Murphy and she’s helpless.

MW: We’ve seen heroin, we’ve seen murder. Season three taking off tomorrow night, what are we going to see?

PM: They have to run. These are kids, they’re not seasoned criminals. These kids that are running from the cops and it’s messy and it’s goofy and it’s imperfect and flawed. You have this ensemble that you were rooting for, but at the same time you have Josh and Gene who are the ones that start looking for them in season three, they’re the ultimate good guys. It’s hard to know who to root for in season three, but I won’t give any more.

MW: No, tell us everything. [Laughs] You’re also a producer on the show this season. I’m sure that’s changed your role a bit…

PM: It was really validating for me. I live and breathe In The Dark especially when we’re filming in Toronto, just because I’m away from home. I guess for me, I was like, what else can I do? I’m here every day. It gives me as much as I give back in my opinion. It was just kind of an extra voice for our cast and our actors. An extra voice from someone that’s on the floor and on the battlefield. I got a lot of support from my cast. But it’s just me saying, what else can I do.

MW: Very cool. Another thing that I love about the show is having Murphy as a blind lead character, I’m curious, what kind of feedback, if any, you’ve gotten from that community about having that representation?

PM: I think what makes me feel the best when people reach out to me and say that they either people with vision loss or people who are blind say they appreciate having someone with a disability or like, we like to say differently-abled. Just seeing someone who is differently-able to still get the guy, be confident, speak up for themselves; it’s nice to see someone like that who isn’t portrayed as weak. I always appreciate when people message me and just say that they love having a strong character like that.

MW: Last question, before I let you go here. I want to know who’s your favorite castmate and why is it Pretzel?

PM: [Laughs] I see what you did. There’s a line that Murphy says in season two, she’s like, something about why she loves dogs so much because they don’t talk, they just love you. I mean, how can you not. He’s Pretzel! He smells good, his breath smells good, he walks perfect, he eats perfectly. He just… everything about him.

I’m so in love with that dog. I’m so lucky that I get to see him every day and bond with him every day.  Pretzel is not a guide dog, he’s an actor dog, but being able to try to mimic how a guide dog moves and try to teach him how to act, just like I’m acting is also really special.

MW: Very cool, well next time you see him give him a pat on the head for me

PM: I will, we’ve been through a lot of firsts together, me and that dog. I always have him. It’s the best, thank you.

MW: Thank you so much, Perry. It’s been awesome to talk to you and all the best!

PM: Thank you, you too!

In The Dark airs on The CW, Wednedays at 9/8c. Check your local listings for more information.

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North Texas Hospitals Asked to Make Concessions As Nation Faces Blood Supply Shortage

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A nationwide blood bank shortage is affecting North Texas.

The need for blood is being called critical because at this point the supply is so low, if you donate today, it will likely be used tomorrow.

Dr. P. Dayand Borge Jr. with the Red Cross said they can’t seem to recover from this shortage. “Despite everything that we’ve been doing to try and collect even more blood than we were planning, we’re just not really able to keep up,” Borge said.

For the past 16 months, the entire country has been dealing with this blood shortage that has only intensified.

Under normal circumstances, we’re told, blood centers rarely have more than a 2 to 3 day supply on the shelves. The pandemic knocked that down to one day. And the winter storms this past February cut it to a half day supply, when local blood banks went nearly seven days without receiving blood donations.

Doctors are now asked to reevaluate elective surgeries, that require blood, and make decisions accordingly.

This blood shortage is described as something not seen in the last 30 years.

Linda Goelzer with Carter Bloodcare said, “As one hospital executive said to me, ‘This is the type of blood shortage that could crater the hospital caregiving system.’ It’s really bad and we want people to understand not in an alarmist way but to understand that this is some thing that has to happen every single day in our community. Hospitals cannot function without blood it is essential.”

To make an appointment to donate blood, go to the Red Cross website or call 800-Red-Cross.

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A nationwide blood bank shortage is affecting North Texas.

The need for blood is being called critical because at this point the supply is so low, if you donate today, it will likely be used tomorrow.

Dr. P. Dayand Borge Jr. with the Red Cross said they can’t seem to recover from this shortage. “Despite everything that we’ve been doing to try and collect even more blood than we were planning, we’re just not really able to keep up,” Borge said.

For the past 16 months, the entire country has been dealing with this blood shortage that has only intensified.

Under normal circumstances, we’re told, blood centers rarely have more than a 2 to 3 day supply on the shelves. The pandemic knocked that down to one day. And the winter storms this past February cut it to a half day supply, when local blood banks went nearly seven days without receiving blood donations.

Doctors are now asked to reevaluate elective surgeries, that require blood, and make decisions accordingly.

This blood shortage is described as something not seen in the last 30 years.

Linda Goelzer with Carter Bloodcare said, “As one hospital executive said to me, ‘This is the type of blood shortage that could crater the hospital caregiving system.’ It’s really bad and we want people to understand not in an alarmist way but to understand that this is some thing that has to happen every single day in our community. Hospitals cannot function without blood it is essential.”

To make an appointment to donate blood, go to the Red Cross website or call 800-Red-Cross.

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Dallas County, Cities Of Dallas And Mesquite Announce $70M Joint Effort To Reduce Homelessness

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The cities of Dallas and Mesquite, Dallas County, and several organizations have announced a $70 million joint effort to reduce homelessness in the area.

Known as Dallas Real Time Rapid Rehousing (DRTRR), the initiative will look to rehouse over 2,600 people experiencing homelessness: 100 domestic violence survivors, 100 families and over 2,400 homeless people.

According to area leaders, the money would come from both cities, Dallas County, the DHA Housing Solutions of North Texas and the nonprofit Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. The Homeless Collaborative and Dallas and Collin counties’ Continuum of Care would also provide services to the homeless.

The goal of the program is to provide permanent housing and services for domestic violence survivors and families in need through 655 vouchers from the American Recovery Plan Act.

For the other 2,000 homeless people, the program would provide housing with rent paid for 12 months, and during that 12 months, services would be provided to help the affected person “stabilize their lives, address health issues, and find employment.”

“Too many people, particularly African Americans, experience homelessness in our city and in our region,” said Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. “This problem has been growing for many years, and it is clear that we have to act now to address the myriad causes of homelessness and implement short-term and long-term solutions that provide people with stability and pathways to better lives. With the help of these federal resources and a commitment from other cities, Dallas County, and our homelessness services providers such as MDHA, we have an incredible opportunity to make a significant impact on this critical issue.”

“It is thrilling to see so many community stakeholders – cities, the County, public agencies, non-profits, and the philanthropic community – uniting to create a bigger impact than any of us could have on our own,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “We are also excited that DRTRR would offer valuable new tools to equitably and humanely resolve encampments by offering people immediate housing as an alternative to unsheltered homelessness. Unsheltered homelessness threatens the health and safety of all in our community, and many experiencing homelessness end up in the Parkland Health & Hospital System emergency room or Dallas County Jail. This historic partnership would increase the quality of trauma-informed care from partner agencies, save taxpayer dollars spent triaging people in crisis, and make Dallas County stronger and a better place to live.”

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The cities of Dallas and Mesquite, Dallas County, and several organizations have announced a $70 million joint effort to reduce homelessness in the area.

Known as Dallas Real Time Rapid Rehousing (DRTRR), the initiative will look to rehouse over 2,600 people experiencing homelessness: 100 domestic violence survivors, 100 families and over 2,400 homeless people.

According to area leaders, the money would come from both cities, Dallas County, the DHA Housing Solutions of North Texas and the nonprofit Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. The Homeless Collaborative and Dallas and Collin counties’ Continuum of Care would also provide services to the homeless.

The goal of the program is to provide permanent housing and services for domestic violence survivors and families in need through 655 vouchers from the American Recovery Plan Act.

For the other 2,000 homeless people, the program would provide housing with rent paid for 12 months, and during that 12 months, services would be provided to help the affected person “stabilize their lives, address health issues, and find employment.”

“Too many people, particularly African Americans, experience homelessness in our city and in our region,” said Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. “This problem has been growing for many years, and it is clear that we have to act now to address the myriad causes of homelessness and implement short-term and long-term solutions that provide people with stability and pathways to better lives. With the help of these federal resources and a commitment from other cities, Dallas County, and our homelessness services providers such as MDHA, we have an incredible opportunity to make a significant impact on this critical issue.”

“It is thrilling to see so many community stakeholders – cities, the County, public agencies, non-profits, and the philanthropic community – uniting to create a bigger impact than any of us could have on our own,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “We are also excited that DRTRR would offer valuable new tools to equitably and humanely resolve encampments by offering people immediate housing as an alternative to unsheltered homelessness. Unsheltered homelessness threatens the health and safety of all in our community, and many experiencing homelessness end up in the Parkland Health & Hospital System emergency room or Dallas County Jail. This historic partnership would increase the quality of trauma-informed care from partner agencies, save taxpayer dollars spent triaging people in crisis, and make Dallas County stronger and a better place to live.”

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USWNT Announces Olympic Roster For Tokyo Games

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(CBS Chicago)- The United States Soccer Federation and head coach Vlatko Andonovski announced the 18-player USWNT roster for this summer’s Olympic tournament on Wednesday. The defending World Cup Champions will look to retake the Olympic gold after a disappointing quarterfinals exit at the 2016 Rio Games.

The 18-player roster consists of 17 members of the 2019 World Cup winning squad, with Kristie Mewis joining her sister Samantha as the newcomer to the group.

“It’s been a long process to get to this point, longer than anyone thought it would be, but we collected a lot of information on the players over the past year and half in trainings, in their club matches and in international games and we’re confident that we’ve selected the team with the best chance for success in Japan,” said Andonovski in a statement.

Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath are making their fourth Olympic appearance, tying Christie Rampone for the most in USWNT history. The soon to be 39-year-old Lloyd becomes the oldest-ever U.S. Women’s Soccer Olympian passing Rampone for that mark.

While Lloyd and Heath are playing for the U.S. in the Olympics for the fourth time, this year’s roster sees seven newly minted Olympians in defenders Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson and Emily Sonnett, midfielders Samantha and Kristie Mewis and Rose Lavelle along with goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

The full roster for the U.S. is below. CBSSports.com’s Sandra Herrera analyzed the roster position by position this morning.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (6): Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City/ENG), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage)

FORWARDS (5): Tobin Heath (Unattached), Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Unattached), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)

The team will play a pair of send off matches against Mexico in Connecticut on July 1 and 5 before leaving for Japan. Once there, Olympic play for the U.S. begins on July 21 when the team meets Sweden, who knocked them out of the last Olympic tournament in 2016. Group play continues with matches against New Zealand (July 24) and Australia (July 27) before potential knockout stage play.

The U.S. has medaled in five of the six Olympic Women’s Soccer Tournaments since it was first held in 1996. They’ve won gold four times (’96, ’04, ’08, ’12) and silver once (2000).

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(CBS Chicago)- The United States Soccer Federation and head coach Vlatko Andonovski announced the 18-player USWNT roster for this summer’s Olympic tournament on Wednesday. The defending World Cup Champions will look to retake the Olympic gold after a disappointing quarterfinals exit at the 2016 Rio Games.

The 18-player roster consists of 17 members of the 2019 World Cup winning squad, with Kristie Mewis joining her sister Samantha as the newcomer to the group.

“It’s been a long process to get to this point, longer than anyone thought it would be, but we collected a lot of information on the players over the past year and half in trainings, in their club matches and in international games and we’re confident that we’ve selected the team with the best chance for success in Japan,” said Andonovski in a statement.

Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath are making their fourth Olympic appearance, tying Christie Rampone for the most in USWNT history. The soon to be 39-year-old Lloyd becomes the oldest-ever U.S. Women’s Soccer Olympian passing Rampone for that mark.

While Lloyd and Heath are playing for the U.S. in the Olympics for the fourth time, this year’s roster sees seven newly minted Olympians in defenders Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson and Emily Sonnett, midfielders Samantha and Kristie Mewis and Rose Lavelle along with goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

The full roster for the U.S. is below. CBSSports.com’s Sandra Herrera analyzed the roster position by position this morning.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (6): Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City/ENG), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage)

FORWARDS (5): Tobin Heath (Unattached), Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Unattached), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)

The team will play a pair of send off matches against Mexico in Connecticut on July 1 and 5 before leaving for Japan. Once there, Olympic play for the U.S. begins on July 21 when the team meets Sweden, who knocked them out of the last Olympic tournament in 2016. Group play continues with matches against New Zealand (July 24) and Australia (July 27) before potential knockout stage play.

The U.S. has medaled in five of the six Olympic Women’s Soccer Tournaments since it was first held in 1996. They’ve won gold four times (’96, ’04, ’08, ’12) and silver once (2000).

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Suspect Zachery Leffall Arrested For Dallas Shooting That Injured Pregnant Woman Leaving Church

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A pregnant woman was walking through a parking lot in Dallas after leaving church when she got caught in the crossfire of a shootout. The incident happened on May 30 and now police have made an arrest in the case.

Investigators say it was the public who helped them identify Zachery Leffall as someone involved in the shooting. On June 22, an off-duty Dallas police officer saw Leffall out in public, knew that there had been a warrant issued for his arrest, and notified the department.

(credit: Dallas Police Department)

The 31 year old, who had been immediately arrested, reportedly waived his rights, spoke with a detective, and confessed to his involvement in the shooting.

The female victim was 8-months pregnant at the time of the shooting. After being rushed to the hospital doctors delivered her child and both survived.

Leffall is facing charges for aggravated assault. His bond has not been set.

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A pregnant woman was walking through a parking lot in Dallas after leaving church when she got caught in the crossfire of a shootout. The incident happened on May 30 and now police have made an arrest in the case.

Investigators say it was the public who helped them identify Zachery Leffall as someone involved in the shooting. On June 22, an off-duty Dallas police officer saw Leffall out in public, knew that there had been a warrant issued for his arrest, and notified the department.

(credit: Dallas Police Department)

The 31 year old, who had been immediately arrested, reportedly waived his rights, spoke with a detective, and confessed to his involvement in the shooting.

The female victim was 8-months pregnant at the time of the shooting. After being rushed to the hospital doctors delivered her child and both survived.

Leffall is facing charges for aggravated assault. His bond has not been set.

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TxDOT Unveils 5 Proposals For Interstate 345 In Downtown Dallas

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – For the first time, TxDOT unveiled five different proposals for Interstate-345, a highway that many people use but may know nothing about.

At 1.4 miles, it may be one of the shortest highways in Texas and the U.S.

The elevated roadway along the east side of downtown Dallas connects Central Expressway and Interstate-45 between Woodall Rogers Freeway to the north and I-30 to the south.

In presenting the five options, TxDOT wants to hear from the 180,000 drivers who take I-345 each day on what they think of the options.

The concepts are based on feedback TxDOT received since December 2019.

Emily McCann, an agency spokeswoman said, “In the December 2019 public meetings, we received over 1,500 survey responses and public comments. In 2020, we met with nearly 100 stakeholder groups and ultimately that’s what helped us decide what the concepts should look like.”

The first option is to keep I-345 as is and not to make any changes.

Another option is to depress or bury the highway which is similar to Central Expressway and build continuous frontage roads.

Some city streets would be built at grade on top of the highway.

A third option is to remove the elevated highway altogether and replace it with a grid of city streets.

A fourth option is to raise the highway to today’s clearance standards and enhance the city streets below with sidewalks and areas for pedestrians and bicyclists.

A final proposal is a hybrid, which would bury the highway and have a more traditional grid of streets on top of it at grade.

TxDOT said about 100 registered to review the plans Tuesday afternoon, June 22 at the Dallas Farmer’s Market.

They include Democratic State Senator Royce West, who has been a vocal opponent to tearing down the highway.

He said, “We’re trying to reduce congestion, not increase congestion. So the best way to do that is to depress it and if we can do it and make certain we can get some economic development out of it, that’s what we need to do.”

A TxDOT analysis shows by 2045, keeping I-345 as is would be the best option to prevent additional congestion.

Raising the highway would add 2,000 hours of congestion per weekday, while the options to depress the road and they hybrid plan would increase congestion by 4,000 thousand hours per weekday.

That’s far lower than the plan to eliminate the highway altogether, which TxDOT estimates would raise congestion by 19,000 hours per weekday.

McCann said TxDOT will consider a number of factors before consulting with the city of Dallas to make its final decision. “That study incorporates environmental constraints, stakeholder feedback, current and future development opportunities among other factors.”

There are no detailed cost estimates and no money set aside for the project yet.

TxDOT says it will continue accepting feedback from the public until the end of 2022.

Click here to read the feasibility study.

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – For the first time, TxDOT unveiled five different proposals for Interstate-345, a highway that many people use but may know nothing about.

At 1.4 miles, it may be one of the shortest highways in Texas and the U.S.

The elevated roadway along the east side of downtown Dallas connects Central Expressway and Interstate-45 between Woodall Rogers Freeway to the north and I-30 to the south.

In presenting the five options, TxDOT wants to hear from the 180,000 drivers who take I-345 each day on what they think of the options.

The concepts are based on feedback TxDOT received since December 2019.

Emily McCann, an agency spokeswoman said, “In the December 2019 public meetings, we received over 1,500 survey responses and public comments. In 2020, we met with nearly 100 stakeholder groups and ultimately that’s what helped us decide what the concepts should look like.”

The first option is to keep I-345 as is and not to make any changes.

Another option is to depress or bury the highway which is similar to Central Expressway and build continuous frontage roads.

Some city streets would be built at grade on top of the highway.

A third option is to remove the elevated highway altogether and replace it with a grid of city streets.

A fourth option is to raise the highway to today’s clearance standards and enhance the city streets below with sidewalks and areas for pedestrians and bicyclists.

A final proposal is a hybrid, which would bury the highway and have a more traditional grid of streets on top of it at grade.

TxDOT said about 100 registered to review the plans Tuesday afternoon, June 22 at the Dallas Farmer’s Market.

They include Democratic State Senator Royce West, who has been a vocal opponent to tearing down the highway.

He said, “We’re trying to reduce congestion, not increase congestion. So the best way to do that is to depress it and if we can do it and make certain we can get some economic development out of it, that’s what we need to do.”

A TxDOT analysis shows by 2045, keeping I-345 as is would be the best option to prevent additional congestion.

Raising the highway would add 2,000 hours of congestion per weekday, while the options to depress the road and they hybrid plan would increase congestion by 4,000 thousand hours per weekday.

That’s far lower than the plan to eliminate the highway altogether, which TxDOT estimates would raise congestion by 19,000 hours per weekday.

McCann said TxDOT will consider a number of factors before consulting with the city of Dallas to make its final decision. “That study incorporates environmental constraints, stakeholder feedback, current and future development opportunities among other factors.”

There are no detailed cost estimates and no money set aside for the project yet.

TxDOT says it will continue accepting feedback from the public until the end of 2022.

Click here to read the feasibility study.

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Changes Ahead For Fort Worth 911 Call Center In Wake Of Long Delays, Unanswered Calls

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Police Department has been experiencing issues with their call center.

Residents have been reporting long delays and in some cases, even unanswered calls.

Jamie Haswell said she experienced them firsthand last Wednesday night.

“This little one here went to bed and shortly after that I heard a strange sound from her room,” she said. “I went in there to check on her and found her unresponsive, not breathing.”

Haswell said she began CPR on her 2-year-old daughter, Mila, and called 911, but couldn’t get someone on the other line.

“It just went to a recording,” she said. “I continued what I was doing, but when no one answered after what felt like an eternity I just ran into the street and screamed for help.”

She said several neighbors came out and also tried to call 911.

“Nobody when they called got a person to answer the phone,” she said.

She took Mila to the hospital herself with the help of a neighbor. It turns out Mila was having a type of seizure that is pretty common when a child is running a fever, but Haswell stresses the situation could have been much worse.

“I spoke with the chief of the police department and chief of the fire department last night and they both vocalized their concerns about the issue,” she said.

Fort Worth police say pandemic related problems have slowed the hiring process for new call takers and made it more complicated. On top of this, other employees have left during a time where the population continues to grow rapidly.

“I work in the medical field and I know that when it comes to care like that, places will do anything like extra nurses, extra doctors,” Haswell said. “ I don’t know what kind of emergency funding goes into that, but I think that when there was a shortage notice it should’ve been addressed. Not to this point.”

To remedy the staffing issues, the Fort Worth Police Department has taken several steps to fix the immediate staffing issues as we implement long-term solutions to prevent our call center from ever being in this position again.

Some of these steps include:

· Streamlining the call-taking process to lessen the time that a call-taker is required to be on the phone with a caller.

· Implementing modified work schedules in the call center to increase the staffing that is available at all times.

· Temporarily mandating overtime shifts for all call center employees to also increase available staffing as we work towards training new employees.

· Continuing to focus on our hiring campaign to identify viable call taking candidates and bring them on board as quickly as possible.

· Assigning additional background officers to expedite the hiring process for new call takers.

· Bringing new leadership into the call center with fresh, inventive ideas and insight.

· Soliciting input from our call center employees on bettering their work environment.

· Conducting a salary study to make sure Fort Worth remains competitive in pay with other regional call centers.

· Recruiting retired call takers to work on a part-time basis to immediately increase staffing levels.

· Assignment of injured or light-duty police employees to the call center.

· Allowing sworn and non-sworn police employees to staff the call center as needed.

· Coordinating with other local 911 call centers on ideas and methods to increase the hiring, retention, and efficiency of call-takers.

“The Fort Worth Police Department is committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens. We continue to work diligently on addressing the staffing issues in our 911 call center to ensure that the citizens of Fort Worth receive the service that they deserve,” the department said.

“It is now our number one priority in the city to make sure that when you call 911 can you get a live person,” Councilman Chris Nettles said.

“I’m thankful that those steps are being taken and I hope they’re taken to heart,” Haswell said. “ I don’t know how to follow up with that, but right now I’m glad it’s being recognized.”

On top of this, Fort Worth Police say they’re also coordinating with other local call centers trying to get more ideas and methods from them to fix the issues.

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Fort Worth Police Department has been experiencing issues with their call center.

Residents have been reporting long delays and in some cases, even unanswered calls.

Jamie Haswell said she experienced them firsthand last Wednesday night.

“This little one here went to bed and shortly after that I heard a strange sound from her room,” she said. “I went in there to check on her and found her unresponsive, not breathing.”

Haswell said she began CPR on her 2-year-old daughter, Mila, and called 911, but couldn’t get someone on the other line.

“It just went to a recording,” she said. “I continued what I was doing, but when no one answered after what felt like an eternity I just ran into the street and screamed for help.”

She said several neighbors came out and also tried to call 911.

“Nobody when they called got a person to answer the phone,” she said.

She took Mila to the hospital herself with the help of a neighbor. It turns out Mila was having a type of seizure that is pretty common when a child is running a fever, but Haswell stresses the situation could have been much worse.

“I spoke with the chief of the police department and chief of the fire department last night and they both vocalized their concerns about the issue,” she said.

Fort Worth police say pandemic related problems have slowed the hiring process for new call takers and made it more complicated. On top of this, other employees have left during a time where the population continues to grow rapidly.

“I work in the medical field and I know that when it comes to care like that, places will do anything like extra nurses, extra doctors,” Haswell said. “ I don’t know what kind of emergency funding goes into that, but I think that when there was a shortage notice it should’ve been addressed. Not to this point.”

To remedy the staffing issues, the Fort Worth Police Department has taken several steps to fix the immediate staffing issues as we implement long-term solutions to prevent our call center from ever being in this position again.

Some of these steps include:

· Streamlining the call-taking process to lessen the time that a call-taker is required to be on the phone with a caller.

· Implementing modified work schedules in the call center to increase the staffing that is available at all times.

· Temporarily mandating overtime shifts for all call center employees to also increase available staffing as we work towards training new employees.

· Continuing to focus on our hiring campaign to identify viable call taking candidates and bring them on board as quickly as possible.

· Assigning additional background officers to expedite the hiring process for new call takers.

· Bringing new leadership into the call center with fresh, inventive ideas and insight.

· Soliciting input from our call center employees on bettering their work environment.

· Conducting a salary study to make sure Fort Worth remains competitive in pay with other regional call centers.

· Recruiting retired call takers to work on a part-time basis to immediately increase staffing levels.

· Assignment of injured or light-duty police employees to the call center.

· Allowing sworn and non-sworn police employees to staff the call center as needed.

· Coordinating with other local 911 call centers on ideas and methods to increase the hiring, retention, and efficiency of call-takers.

“The Fort Worth Police Department is committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens. We continue to work diligently on addressing the staffing issues in our 911 call center to ensure that the citizens of Fort Worth receive the service that they deserve,” the department said.

“It is now our number one priority in the city to make sure that when you call 911 can you get a live person,” Councilman Chris Nettles said.

“I’m thankful that those steps are being taken and I hope they’re taken to heart,” Haswell said. “ I don’t know how to follow up with that, but right now I’m glad it’s being recognized.”

On top of this, Fort Worth Police say they’re also coordinating with other local call centers trying to get more ideas and methods from them to fix the issues.

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