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  • The Latest: Israeli army says 3 rockets fired from Syria

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local):
  • Thompson-Okanagan school districts get electric buses

    Seven electric school buses will soon be available to some school districts in the Thompson-Okanagan with the cost subsidized by a B.C. government subsidy.
  • New time travel video shows Highway 3 from Princeton to Osoyoos in 1966

    Tran B.C. has released a new video in its ‘Road Trip Time Machine’ series with a 55-year-old look at Highway 3 from Princeton to Osoyoos.
  • New Kelowna Costco gets final council approval but not without some controversy

    A city councillor lashed out at Costco today for not planning to put electric car recharging stations in its new Kelowna store but his concerns didn't stop council from giving the development permit final approval.
  • Kelowna to get 24-pump gas bar with new Costco

    Kelowna’s new Costco gasbar will have 24 pumps, city documents show.
  • Vernon leads province in low gas prices

    With restrictions advising against all non-essential travel to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in place in British Columbia, this weekend might not be the the most advantageous time to lay claim to having the cheapest gas in the province.
  • Sharpton decries 'stench of racism' in Daunte Wright's death

    MINNEAPOLIS - Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by an officer during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was not “just some kid with an air freshener,” but a “prince” whose life ended too soon at the hands of police, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday during an emotional funeral.
  • Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - A white former suburban Minneapolis police officer was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.
  • Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. - The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said Monday, as police clashed with protesters for the second night in a row.
  • 'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent - La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate.
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