A drive-by wake. A masked funeral. A memorial on Zoom. This is how families are facing death in the pandemic
- He acknowledged the family's suffering and the difficult task of grieving and burying a loved one in the time of coronavirus -- and said words you wouldn't expect to hear at a funeral, reminding family members repeatedly to stay home, wear masks, and even to save the masks they wore on this day as mementos of how their sacrifice helped save lives.
- After the Mass, a line of friends and family watched from across the parking lot of McKenzie Mortuary Services in Long Beach, California, as Ortiz-Sandoval's orchid-pink coffin was carried into a hearse.
- Long before he entered hospice care -- and long before the coronavirus pandemic gripped the United States -- their father had written down his wishes for a traditional Baptist funeral with lots friends and family.
In Huntington Beach, a George Floyd protest was deemed an unlawful assembly. A stay-at-home protest one month ago was not
- In Huntington Beach, California, on Sunday, hundreds demonstrated over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
- Orange County officials blamed "misleading photographs" for Newsom's decision, saying a telephoto lens made it look like there were more people on the beach than there were in reality.
- On May 1, between 2,500 and 3,000 people attended protests over Newsom's order, according to Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy.
- Orange County reported a 22% increase in coronavirus cases amid protests to reopen beaches.
- Five hundred people participated in protests near the Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street in Huntington Beach on Sunday, the Huntington Beach Police Department said.
- Huntington Beach Police said protesters were also blocking traffic on Pacific Coast Highway and refused to leave the area after being asked to do so by officers.
Person who attended Lake of the Ozarks Memorial Day gathering tests positive for coronavirus
- Video from that weekend shows partiers crowded together in a pool at Backwater Jacks Bar and Grill in Osage Beach on Saturday, according to Scott Pasmore, an anchor for CNN affiliate KTVK, who shot the footage.
- The partier went to Backwater Jacks between approximately 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. local time and again shortly before 10 p.m. local, according to health officials.
- Backwater Jacks: between approximately 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Shady Gators and Lazy Gators Pool: 5:40 p.m.-9 p.m. Backwater Jacks: 9:40 p.m.-10 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings: 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Shady Gators: around 2:30 p.m. until around 6:30-7 p.m. The bar posted on Facebook that this was its launch of summer party called "Zero Ducks Given Pool Party" -- the third annual event.
- Adam Kirk lives in Osage Beach, Missouri, and shot a time-lapse drone video that shows the amount of boat traffic on the Lake of the Ozarks that Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
In the NY Gilgo Beach killings, remains identified 20 years later
- On Thursday, New York's Suffolk County Police Department confirmed the remains of Valerie Mack, a 24-year-old Philadelphia mother who went missing two decades ago.
- Police were able to finally identify her remains through genetic genealogy, according to a release from Suffolk County police.
- Using samples from her remains, Suffolk County investigators were able to find Mack's biological relatives through genetic genealogy, which ultimately led to her adoptive family and son, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said on a press conference call on Thursday.
- Hart credited the FBI, who is also working on the case, with releasing Mack's DNA to outside labs, which allowed investigators to use genetic samples to track down living relatives.
- Suffolk County investigators are continuing to try and identify the two bodies under their jurisdiction, though DNA samples are more degraded than those of Mack, Hart said.
When a woman said she saw a wolverine on a Washington state beach, a wildlife official didn't believe her
- The elusive creatures live in remote mountainous areas and any sightings -- let alone on a beach -- are rare, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
- Jeff Lewis, a mesocarnivore conservation biologist with the WDFW, told CNN about the encounter and that he confirmed the animal was indeed a wolverine.
- The animal is stocky with short, rounded ears, small eyes, and large feet that are useful for traveling through snow, according to WDFW.
- A wolverine was also seen on May 20, walking down a road in Naselle, a town east of Long Beach Peninsula, Lewis said.
- While the animal does look like it is on the smaller side, Lewis said, it is normal for wolverines to strike out on their own.
- Lewis said he hopes more people are able to document the animal's travels which will give researches more insight into its unusual movement.
Trump could have voted in person in Florida this year but chose not to
- Trump didn't stop at that site or any of the 15 other early voting locations in Palm Beach County that were opening that day.
- Earlier this month, his spokeswoman reiterated that the President's decision to cast a ballot by mail was based on his inability to vote in Florida.
- Early voting in the county began on March 7, and lasted through March 15, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.
- Polls were open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The list of 15 early voting locations included the Main Palm Beach County Library, on Summit Boulevard across from Trump's club.
- Instead, on March 9, Trump requested his mail-in ballot, according to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website.
- Trump has spent the past month railing against attempts to expand mail voting during the coronavirus, claiming without evidence that it could lead to fraud.