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Rob ShanahanEmilio Castillo, co-founder of funk icons Tower of Power, is like millions across the world: home in quarantine and practicing social distancing from his family due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, the tenor saxophonist tells ABC Audio he’s been using this time at home to reach out to his family and do things he never did before.  Between calls to his […]

Courtesy Miami-Dade Fire Rescue(MIAMI) — After one of their own fell sick, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue squad found a way to safely pay a visit to their coworker at the hospital. Kenneth Wood, the battalion chief of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue 13, helped organize the visit to the unnamed firefighter, who has been hospitalized three times […]

Facebook/Kelley Close(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — What teacher Katie Ricca did for a struggling student is touching hearts far from her hometown of Panama City, Florida. The first-grade teacher at North Bay Haven Charter Academy has been holding live story times online every night for her “very social” class. But one night she noticed one of […]

ABC News(CROWLEY, Louisiana) — Police officers in a Louisiana town are apologizing to residents after they alerted them to their coronavirus-related curfew with the sound from a fictional dystopian nightmare. Crowley Police officers rode around Acadia Parish last week blaring a siren used in the movie franchise “The Purge” to alert residents to their 9 […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Her face wrenched in grief, Zenobia Shepherd said her daughter Leilani Jordan, continued to turn up to work as a supermarket greeter — until the day she could no longer breathe. The 27-year-old worked during the initial weeks of the epidemic because she worried no one would be able to help […]

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 14,262 people in the United States. The U.S. is among the worst affected countries, with over 419,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and […]

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Jazz at Lincoln CenterThe late Aretha Franklin‘s former partner Willie Wilkerson died Wednesday of COVID-19 virus at age 72, the Detroit Free Press reports. Wilkerson, a retired Detroit firefighter, met the Queen of Soul in the 1980s when he had a front row seat at one of her concerts. The couple […]

Courtesy Kyle West(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A 23-year-old Ohio mailman is delivering more than just letters to many of the people on his route in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Kyle West, who has worked for the Postal Service for 2 1/2 years, has become known in his community as “Mailman Kyle.” West said he […]

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 13,007 people in the United States. The U.S. is among the worst affected countries, with over 402,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and […]

Volusia County Department of Corrections(DEBARY, Fla.) — A DeBary, Florida, man’s intentional cough on a store employee after commenting on the business’ efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus was deemed a deadly weapon, police said. Christopher Canfora allegedly went into a Harbor Freight Tools location early Tuesday morning, approached the register and laughed […]