‘Wicked’ Welcomes A Pioneering Good Witch, Marylander Brittney Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) — While many people spent Valentine’s Day with the traditional flowers and chocolates, Brittney Johnson was making theater history. The young Broadway veteran was gently lowered onto the Gershwin Theatre stage to become the first Black actor to assume the role of Glinda full-time in “Wicked,” shattering a racial barrier on the… Continue reading ‘Wicked’ Welcomes A Pioneering Good Witch, Marylander Brittney Johnson

L.A. County Will Lift School Mask Mandate On March 12

L.A. County will lift its K-12 school mask mandate on March 12, aligning itself with the state’s regulations. While the county will not require schools to wear masks, individual school districts will still be allowed to keep the current regulations, which require the face coverings while indoors. L.A. County Public Health is also “strongly” recommending… Continue reading L.A. County Will Lift School Mask Mandate On March 12

GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Norwood not slowing down

Norwood is one of three unbeaten teams in the girls statewide basketball field. The Mustangs survived a rugged Tri-Valley League schedule and went on to win the Comcast IAABO Board 27 title, beating Norwell and host Woburn in the process. Megan Olbrys is the headliner, but she is far from the only weapon in the… Continue reading GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Norwood not slowing down

On International Space Station, War In Ukraine Has Put ‘Crescendo’ On Already-Rising Tensions Between U.S. And Russia, University Of Chicago Expert Says

By Adam Harrington, CBS Chicago web producer. Contributing: William Harwood / CBS News, Frank Jordans / Associated Press CHICAGO (CBS Chicago/CBS News/AP) — Cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in space was celebrated as the way forward following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. But tensions between astronauts… Continue reading On International Space Station, War In Ukraine Has Put ‘Crescendo’ On Already-Rising Tensions Between U.S. And Russia, University Of Chicago Expert Says

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Woman Charged With Murder In Death Of 4-Year-Old In Sacramento Makes Court Appearance

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A woman who was charged with murder in the death of a four-year-old girl in South Sacramento appeared before a judge Monday afternoon. Investigators say 28-year-old La Kreesha Frederick had been watching the girl for since last October at the request of the child’s mother, Frederick’s friend. Paramedics found the girl unresponsive… Continue reading Woman Charged With Murder In Death Of 4-Year-Old In Sacramento Makes Court Appearance

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Florida Mentioned Numerous Times In Worrisome UN Report That We’re Running Out Of Ways To Adapt To Climate Change

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Sea level in Florida is up 9 inches in the last 70 years, and it’s increasing even faster at an inch every three years. It’s estimated sea level will rise another 2 feet in as soon as 30 years. “In a worst case scenario, it could come as early as 2050. Best… Continue reading Florida Mentioned Numerous Times In Worrisome UN Report That We’re Running Out Of Ways To Adapt To Climate Change

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ComfiArt Helps Black, Indigenous Artists Master The Art Of Business

ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — A black woman-owned resource hub called ComfiArt is giving minority artists a hand up in the art of business, addressing the lack of resources and equity gaps many Black artists face when marketing their work. Zarinah Dennis starting painting five years ago as a form of therapy and… Continue reading ComfiArt Helps Black, Indigenous Artists Master The Art Of Business

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‘The White Lotus’ Season 2: Jennifer Coolidge Set to Lead New Season as Filming Begins in Italy

It’s official. Jennifer Coolidge will probably be returning for the second season of The White Lotus to reprise her position because the comically down-on-her-luck and perpetually tipsy Tanya. An rapid hit efficiency for followers and critics alike, Coolidge’s tackle the character introduced in huge reward and landed her Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors… Continue reading ‘The White Lotus’ Season 2: Jennifer Coolidge Set to Lead New Season as Filming Begins in Italy

Nonprofit Group Home Makes Sacrifices To Address Staff Shortages: ‘I’ve Never Seen Staffing Difficulties Like This’

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — As group homes across the state struggle to find staff, some have been forced to close their doors, leaving families scrambling. The facilities are home to people with physical and developmental challenges. To try and keep their homes open, one nonprofit has made a couple changes. John Lauritsen shows us… Continue reading Nonprofit Group Home Makes Sacrifices To Address Staff Shortages: ‘I’ve Never Seen Staffing Difficulties Like This’

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Benedict Cumberbatch Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Benedict Cumberbatch received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, honoring a career that has brought him an Emmy and two best actor Oscar nominations. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is honored with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, February 28, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck /… Continue reading Benedict Cumberbatch Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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