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Coronavirus survivors’ blood in demand for treatment

Coronavirus survivors’ blood in demand for treatment

New york (AP) – Hospitals are starting to line up survivors of the new coronavirus to donate some blood, so doctors can use it to treat the sick. Blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients carries immune system antibodies that fight the virus, and early donors are happy to try to help. It’s experimental, but the…MORE

A Department of Justice contractor has settled a retaliation claim

A Department of Justice contractor has settled a retaliation claim

Houston (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice says a Texas-based organization that runs facilities to hold immigrant children has settled a retaliation claim from an ex-employee. The Justice Department said in a news release that Southwest Key Programs will pay $68,000 to the employee. The department hasn’t named the former employee. DOJ alleges he…MORE

Officials in Corpus Christi are discouraging tourism

Officials in Corpus Christi are discouraging tourism

Corpus Christi (AP) – Officials in Corpus Christi say they’re looking at ways to discourage vacationers from visiting the popular South Texas city amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports Mayor Joe McComb is looking at possibly restricting residential vacation rentals during the upcoming weeks. McComb says he is concerned people might decide…MORE

Narcotics raid finds exotic animals

Narcotics raid finds exotic animals

Mercedes, Texas (AP) – Authorities seized animals including a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, kinkajou, porcupines, llamas, emus and deer after finding them at a South Texas residence while executing a search warrant. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Sammy Parks says the search warrant served on March 25 at the home on 5 acres in Mercedes,…MORE

Hobby Lobby closes stores

Hobby Lobby closes stores

Oklahoma City (AP) – Hobby Lobby says the ongoing threat of the coronavirus has forced it to close its stores until further notice. The Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain says it is furloughing all of its store employees, and many of its corporate and distribution workers. Many state and local governments have issued orders…MORE