Andrew Brown Jr., Apple court date, New York municipal workers: 5 things you need to know Monday

Funeral to be held for Andrew Brown Jr. in North Carolina

Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy at Monday’s funeral for Andrew Brown Jr., who was killed by sheriff’s deputies serving search and arrest warrants at his Elizabeth City home on April 21. Brown, a Black man, was shot five times, including once fatally in the back of his head, according to an autopsy commissioned by his family. Protesters have taken to the streets after a judge ruled against the release of bodycam footage from the shooting.

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The independent autopsy released by Andrew Brown Jr.'s family attorneys shows he was shot five times, including a fatal shot to the back of his head.


Grand Canyon National Park seeks to reduce bison population

Hunters can apply starting Monday to participate in a controlled bison hunt inside Grand Canyon National Park this fall. Federal officials want to reduce the park’s herd by 200 animals, citing damaged water sources, trampled vegetation and harmed archaeological sites. The bison are not native and are descended from a herd brought to the area 115 years ago. Despite the possible benefits of a hunt, some experts are concerned the initiative could open the floodgates for more hunting in national parks around the country. Applicants must pass a marksmanship proficiency test – put three of five shots in a 4-inch circle at 100 yards.

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