Florida inmates evacuate to escape potential Piney Point flood
The Manatee Jail in Manatee County, Fla., is relocating more than 300 low-risk inmates outside an issued evacuation zone for the leaking Piney Point phosphate pond, according to the Bradenton Herald.
Sheriff Rick Wells of the jail announced the revised plan Sunday night after an initial plan made earlier that day. The remaining inmates and the medical unit will be moved to the second floor, leaving a 10-foot clearance in case of a flood.
Florida officials are pumping the Piney Point site, a formerly active mine, into Tampa Bay to rid the contaminants. Engineers worry a toxic flood could result if the pond collapses during the process.
Derek Chauvin trial reconvenes Monday morning
The trial of former officer Derek Chauvin will continue Monday morning in Minneapolis, according to USA Today.
The charges against Chauvin include second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, for the death of George Floyd.
The trial retired Friday after 19 witness testimonies. It will now resume with more testimonies from the May 25, 2020 incident, in which Chauvin pinned Floyd, who was being detained in police custody, down on the street for more than nine minutes.
Utah pregnancy bill requires men to pay half the costs
A recently signed Utah bill makes biological fathers pay half of the pregnancy expenses insurance fails to cover, cites ABC News.
The bill aims to lighten the financial burden, but critics of the bill say it could worsen abusive situations.
Planned Parenthood stated Utah is the first to order prenatal financial support in a pregnancy.
“I don’t know how often it will be used. That’s yet to be seen how often parents will choose to pursue these costs. But certainly, if they do, we’re here to collect,” said Leisa Stockdale, director of the Utah Office of Recovery Services.