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Two of Georgetown’s accused basketball players to transfer

Two of Georgetown’s accused basketball players to transfer

Myron Gardner and Galen Alexander, two of the Georgetown University basketball players accused of burglary earlier this month, are transferring from the school, according to statements by the school, Gardner’s attorney and Alexander himself via social media. Two Washington, DC, women filed civil complaints against Alexander, Gardner and a third Georgetown University basketball player who…MORE

Michael Jordan’s high school basketball coach, Clifton ‘Pop’ Herring, dead at 67

Michael Jordan’s high school basketball coach, Clifton ‘Pop’ Herring, dead at 67

Clifton “Pop” Herring, who coached basketball superstar Michael Jordan in high school, died this week, according to his daughter Paquita Yarborough. Herring was 67, his daughter said. Herring was the men’s basketball coach at Emsley A. Laney High School, in Wilmington, North Carolina, when a teenage Jordan was honing his skills. He was famously known…MORE

Arizona police find body believed to be third child missing in flood

Arizona police find body believed to be third child missing in flood

Arizona authorities said Friday they believe they have found the third child who went missing during a flash flood two weeks ago. Three children went missing November 29 when a car crossing Tonto Creek, about 60 miles west of the New Mexico border, was caught in flooding. Two of the three children were found dead…MORE

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared a state of emergency Friday after the city was hit by a cyberattack. Phishing attempts and suspicious activity were detected on the city’s network around 5 a.m., New Orleans chief information officer Kim LaGrue said during a press conference. By 11 a.m., technician investigators detected “a cybersecurity incident” and…MORE

After 25 years on the air, radio legend Tom Joyner signs off

After 25 years on the air, radio legend Tom Joyner signs off

“Oh, oh, oh, it’s the Tom Joyner Morning Show!” has been heard for the last time. Tom Joyner, host of the beloved “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” is signing off — he completed his last radio show Friday morning after about 25 years. The iconic radio host, who was heard every day by millions of listeners,…MORE

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A student running a company aiming to end gun violence receives 25 college offers

A high school football captain and advocate against gun violence from Washington, DC has landed offers from 25 universities, including Ivy League schools and full-ride scholarships. RuQuan Brown, 17, received offers from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and others to play football after becoming the captain of his football team, leading them to multiple championships all while…MORE

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Mourners remember Peter Frates, man who popularized the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Family, friends and community members paid tribute Friday to the life of Pete Frates, who used his ALS diagnosis to raise millions of dollars for supporting ALS research and patient care. About 1,500 people packed the pews, aisles and overflow room of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, according to an estimate from Boston College police.…MORE

Jersey City Shooting: Charity to pay fallen police officer’s mortgage

Jersey City Shooting: Charity to pay fallen police officer’s mortgage

As Jersey City, New Jersey, mourns after this week’s deadly shooting, a charity has stepped up to help the family of the police officer who was killed. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation says it will pay off the mortgage on Det. Joseph Seals’ home. Seals was killed while trying to stop the two shooters at…MORE

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