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Central Illinois commemorates Juneteenth with Block Parties, History Bus, Bike Ride

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illinoisnewsroom.org – – 2023-06-15 11:01:16

SUMMARY: The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is hosting its first Juneteenth Block Party at the Illinois Terminal, featuring art, music, poetry, and food. The event is part of several activities celebrating the freedom of enslaved African Americans. The national Black anthem will be sung, and elementary school students’ art pieces will be displayed. Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865. The MTD aims to educate and promote social change by celebrating Juneteenth in an inclusive, community-oriented manner.

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Arson suspected in deadly Galveston, Texas house fire

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www.khou.com – – 2024-02-29 19:27:23

SUMMARY: One person died and three others were injured in a house fire in , Texas. The fire was intentionally set and is being investigated as arson and homicide. Firefighters rescued all four people from the burning home, with one person found unconscious and later dying at the hospital. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries. The victims, including Renita Hawthorne, lived in the home together. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the fire to contact Galveston Crime Stoppers. The investigation is ongoing.

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Woman dies after crews rescue 4 people from house fire on 39th Street in Galveston; 1 firefighter injured

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abc13.com – – 2024-02-29 08:42:42

SUMMARY: Four people were rescued from a burning home in , but one person died and a firefighter was injured. The mother, boyfriend, and one teenage daughter are in the ICU, while another daughter has been released. The fire started in the early morning, causing heavy damage to the home. Firefighters found three people trapped in the back corner of the house and later located a fourth. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshal's office. The extent of the firefighter's injuries is unknown. Follow Courtney Carpenter on social media for updates.

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Trip Guide: Galveston – Texas Monthly

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www.texasmonthly.com – – 2024-02-27 01:53:22

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