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Alma Wahlberg, mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, dies at age 78

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, has died, the brothers announced Sunday. She was 78. “My Angel. Rest in peace,” Mark wrote in the caption of a photo of the family matriarch on Instagram. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble…MORE

1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting at Ohio vigil, sheriff’s office says

A woman driving by a vigil for a shooting victim was fatally shot in the head Saturday evening, and five others were wounded, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio. The incident happened Saturday in Columbus after a small group gathered for a vigil in the parking lot of a Dollar General store.…MORE

WWII era plane makes emergency landing near Florida beach

A World War II-era plane was forced to land off the coast of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Saturday afternoon after it experienced engine failure. Authorities are now working on getting the plane, which was part of an air show, out of the water, according to Cocoa Beach Air Show spokesperson Chris Dirato. The only person on…MORE

Remote workers can get paid $12,000 to move to West Virginia

Remote workers can get paid $12,000 to move to West Virginia

During the pandemic, cities such as Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Natchez, Mississippi, have offered remote workers cash to relocate there, while exotic destinations like Aruba have promoted their islands for stay-at-home jobs. Now, West Virginia wants to pay remote workers $12,000 to move to its country roads. On April 12, Gov. Jim Justice announced a program,…MORE

Three people are dead after apparent ‘domestic situation’ in Austin, Texas

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, according to tweets from Austin-Travis County EMS. The shooting appears to be “a domestic situation that is isolated,” a tweet from Austin police said. The suspect is still at large, and residents should still shelter in place and report…MORE

Morris Brown’s reaccreditation could signal more longevity among HBCUs

It is no secret that at some point, something went very wrong at Morris Brown College. It was a disappointing, though not unfamiliar story. A school with a dedicated faculty and loyal students had run into financial challenges that eventually made it impossible to operate. On April 13, the historically Black college in Atlanta became…MORE