Ed Payne, WDBJ7

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Marietta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Ed:

Home COVID tests recalled over false positive results

According to the FDA, certain lots of the test indicate that a person has the virus when they do not actually have it. Negative results do not appear to be affected by the manufacturing issue. → Read More

$24,000 raised for boy who wore mask in school picture

Mason Peoples won hearts across the internet this month for obeying his mother’s request to keep his mask on pretty much no matter what, even to the point of wearing it for his school picture. → Read More

Man punches nurse for vaccinating wife without his consent, police say

The man had told the nurse she needed his permission to give his wife the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Martin Carrier with the Sherbrooke Police Department. → Read More

Mom tells son to keep mask on, so he wears it for school picture

Nicole Peoples told the first grader to keep his mask on pretty much no matter what. Mason took that to heart even when it came time for his school picture. → Read More

September’s harvest moon shines this weekend

Known as the harvest moon, the celestial offering will peak Monday evening at 7:55 p.m. EDT. → Read More

TikTok pulls ‘devious licks’ videos of kids stealing from schools

Schools across the country have reported damage due to the challenge. → Read More

Capitol Police arrest man outside DNC with bayonet, machete

Around midnight, officers pulled a pickup truck with a swastika and other white supremacist symbols painted on it outside the DNC. → Read More

Rhino escapes enclosure at Omaha zoo

The Indian rhino was found early Tuesday afternoon in front of its enclosure on a tram path, the zoo said. → Read More

Illinois State Police ask: ‘Did you lose your dentures?’

The Illinois State Police took to social media to report some lost dentures. → Read More

World health officials monitor new COVID variant named mu

The mu variant was designated as a variant of interest this week after first being found in samples at the beginning of the year, according to the WHO website. → Read More

Look up! August full moon lights up night sky this weekend

Known as the full sturgeon moon, it peaks at 8:02 a.m. EDT on Sunday while the sun is still out, so skywatchers will have to wait until sundown to get their first view of the celestial show, NASA says. → Read More

Mastercard to phase out magnetic stripes

Starting in 2027, banks in the United States will no longer be required to issue chip cards with the stripe. → Read More

Wisconsin sheriff now calling incarcerated people ‘residents,’ not ‘inmates’

Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett says the change is designed to “maintain the dignity and respect for all who are involved in our criminal justice system.” → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Bob Dylan of sexual abuse of 12-year-old girl in 1965

The court documents say the alleged abuse occurred over a six-week period between April and May of 1965. → Read More

Schwarzenegger to those against COVID policies: ‘Screw your freedom’

In an interview with CNN’s Bianna Golodryga and former National Security Council staffer Alexander Vindam, the former California governor had a name for anti-maskers.“You’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask,” Schwarzenegger said. → Read More

WATCH: People flee Bourbon Street as 5 are shot in New Orleans

One person was detained, New Orleans police said. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. → Read More

Light up your weekend: Watch for the full buck moon Friday night

The full buck moon peaks at 10:37 p.m. ET Friday. → Read More

Pediatricians recommend universal masking in schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal masking in schools for everyone older than 2. → Read More

Hawaii teen recycles cans, bottles to raise college tuition money, but not just for himself

Genshu Price wants to use money from his recycling work to put kids through school. → Read More

First large cruise ship arrives in Alaska after 21 months

The Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas is on a simulated voyage per requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test protocols for safe voyages, KTUU reported. → Read More