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WATCH: Bikers Gather for Back the Blue Rally in Pennsylvania

Community members gathered for the second annual Back the Blue Rally at Harley Davidson Erie in Pennsylvania on Saturday. The ride began at 11:00 a.m. outside the Harley Davidson located on West 12th Street, YourErie.com reported. In 2020, the ride was organized to celebrate and highlight the work police officers do in protecting the surrounding…

VIDEO: Girl Who Lost Dad to Suicide Raises over $3K for Suicide Prevention

Keychains are making a difference thanks to a little girl in Urbandale, Iowa, who crafts them to help prevent tragedy. Nine-year-old Kavri Tennal’s keychains are being used to raise money to help aid in suicide prevention, KCCI reported Thursday. She began making them five months ago after she lost her father to suicide. “My dad…

Poll: American Optimism of Country’s Direction Falls Nearly 20 Points

PETER KLAUNZER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Months into Joe Bidens’ presidency, Americans’ optimism regarding the direction of the country has dropped nearly 20 points, a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll found. ABC News reported on Sunday: A majority — 55% — of the public say they are pessimistic about the direction of the country, a marked change from…

Report: Bus Fire Causes California Agency to Consider Retiring Electric Buses

An electric bus made by Proterra went up in flames while charging in a California city that is reportedly thinking about removing the electric buses from the road. The Washington Free Beacon reported Friday: The Foothill Transit agency, which serves the valleys surrounding Los Angeles, will decide on Friday whether costly Proterra buses purchased in…

Florida Man with HIV Sentenced to Two Years for Not Informing Sexual Partners

A man in Port Orange, Florida, has been sentenced to two years in prison for not telling his sexual partners he was infected with HIV. “Gentry Burns, 27, pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of uninformed HIV-infected sexual intercourse. Two other counts were dropped,” WESH reported. Burns was initially charged in 2019 once an…

WATCH: Car Flies Through Power Lines, Slams into Road Below

A car wreck in Yuba City, California, was recorded on a truck’s dashcam and showed a vehicle zoom through the air before crashing into the roadway below. Screams were heard from the family inside the truck as they watched the car fly off of Highway 99, CBS Sacramento reported Saturday. The clip showed the truck…

WATCH: Man Allegedly Shoots Teen Outside NYC 99 Cent Store

Police are searching for a man who allegedly fired a gun at a 16-year-old on a Queens sidewalk Sunday, hitting him in the leg. The incident happened at Merrick Boulevard near 111th Avenue in Jamaica at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers said, according to PIX 11. “The unidentified man approached the teenager with a gun before…

Texas GOP Chair Blasts Fleeing Democrats: ‘Farce Turned into Super Spreader Event’

Republican officials in Travis County, Texas, are criticizing the Democrats who left the state and traveled to Washington, D.C., to avoid casting their votes on an election integrity bill. “Texas House Democrats engaged in performance theater for weeks claiming Gov. [Greg] Abbott [R-TX] was putting lives at risk by reopening the state economy and waiving…

VIDEO: Oregon Wildfire Creates ‘Fire Clouds’ Above the Blaze

Smoke and heat generated by a huge wildfire in southeastern Oregon are creating massive “fire clouds” over the blaze. The “fire clouds” are “dangerous columns of smoke and ash that can reach up to 6 miles (10 kilometers) in the sky and are visible from more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away,” the Associated Press…

World’s Oldest Known Bottle of Whiskey Sells for $137K at Auction

Twitter/Skinner, Inc. In April, Skinner Auctioneers said it would auction “the oldest currently known whiskey bottle,” Food & Wine magazine reported Wednesday. The bottle was so old, auctioneers did not know exactly when it was produced. The label, which was hand-typed and pasted onto the bottle, merely stated “This Bourbon was probably made prior to…

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