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Family Awarded Four Dollars After Fatal Deputy Shooting

(Fort Pierce, FL) – St. Lucie County in Florida is awarding a grieving family just four-dollars for funeral expenses after a fatal deputy shooting. Gregory Hill was killed in 2014 after being shot in his garage by Deputy Christopher Newman. Newman was responding to a noise complaint and later shot Hill three times, once in the head.

Newman says Hill brandished a gun, but admits the shots were fired after Hill closed his garage door. Last week, a jury cleared Newman of wrongdoing and decided to award one dollar for funeral expenses, and one dollar to each of Hill’s children for the suffering of losing a parent. The family’s lawyer say it would have been less disrespectful to award nothing in damages, but instead he says the jury chose to send a message that “black lives don’t matter.”

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Eggs Grows

(SL) –  A salmonella outbreak linked to eggs is getting worse. Federal health officials report that 35 people in multiple states are ill. The CDC announced that at least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but so far, nobody has died.

The number of salmonella cases is a dozen more since the first recall notice was issued a month ago. The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms whose infected eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. About 207 million eggs were recalled from the outbreak.