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These Milwaukee musicians gather to play at the city’s crime scenes

There’s a new kind of first responder to some crime scenes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: musicians. Toting their violin, viola and bass cases, they set up among the investigating police and reporters scrambling to get the story after a shooting. And soon the mournful sound of a spiritual, like “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,”…MORE

Attempted murder charges filed against man accused of shooting 6 Philadelphia cops

Attempted murder charges were filed Saturday against a Philadelphia man accused of shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff, according to court records. The suspect, Maurice Hill, 36, was denied bail during a preliminary arraignment, online court records show. The formal charges, including multiple counts of aggravated assault and assault of a law enforcement…MORE

Portland protests wind down after 13 arrested and six injured

More than a dozen people were arrested Saturday and six others were injured as left-wing anti-fascist demonstrators spent hours counter-protesting against a rally by far-right and extremist groups. Thirteen people were detained for a variety of charges including disorderly conduct, interfering with police, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a weapon on the…MORE

The man seen placing rice cookers around downtown New York is in custody, police say

The man who police say is seen on video dropping off rice cookers Friday in downtown New York was taken into custody early Saturday morning, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said. Three rice cookers, initially described as suspicious devices, were discovered Friday morning in Manhattan, prompting a brief scare and causing…MORE

Plague-infected prairie dogs have shut down parts of a Denver suburb

Prairie dogs infected with the plague — yes, the plague — have shut down parts of a city and wildlife area near Denver this summer. Sections of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge were closed in late July as a precautionary measure after the discovery of the disease, the US Fish and WIldlife Service…MORE

Swarms of black vultures have taken over a Florida community

A family’s home in a luxurious Florida community has become uninhabitable due to a swarm of vultures. The home in the Ibis community in West Palm Beach was purchased by Anthony and Siobhan Casimano. However, he told CNN affiliate WPBF that they can’t live there because of to the vultures that continue to invade. In…MORE

Seven simple things you can do to save the bees on National Honeybee Day

Bee lovers are abuzz on National Honeybee Day, the time of year when we honor nature’s hardest-working pollinator. People owe a lot to bees — namely, many of the foods we enjoy, like strawberries, avocados and broccoli. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that every 1 in 3 bites of food exists because of animal…MORE