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October 16, 2017 - 8:12 am
(SANTA ROSA, CA.) -- Fire officials in California said they "turned a corner" on one of the deadliest outbreaks of wildfires to ever hit the state after calm weather and a massive mobilization of firefighting resources that included some 11,000 firefighting personnel sent to battle the blazes...
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October 16, 2017 - 6:40 am
(NEW YORK) -- Former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a military hearing that begins at Fort Bragg as he doubts that he could get a fair trial following campaign statements by Donald Trump. Despite surviving five...
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Erik Hanson
October 16, 2017 - 3:58 am
(KENNER, La. ) -- Officials warned that oil may be leaking into Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans after a large rig explosion injured at least 7 people and left one missing on Sunday. Witnesses reported hearing loud explosions, seeing a large fireball and cloud of smoke after an oil transfer...
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October 16, 2017 - 2:35 am
(NEW YORK) -- A Minnesota father of three was one of more than 270 people who were killed in Somalia over the weekend when a pair of truck bombs went off in the country's capital, his family said. Authorities are calling it the deadliest terrorist attack in the nation’s history. The attack left 276...
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October 15, 2017 - 9:17 pm
(CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.) -- A statewide manhunt is underway in Missouri after two prisoners, accused of violent crimes, escaped from jail just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to local authorities . The two escaped from the Pemiscot County Jail through an air duct, arrived at a room to leave and...
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Jack Weaver
October 15, 2017 - 7:09 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- When one of Northern California's wildfires began tearing through a Santa Rosa neighborhood Kathy Weaver saw the flames engulfing their house and had to flee with the nothing but a nightgown. She left behind everything, including her beloved 9-year-old Bernese Mountain dog...
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October 15, 2017 - 11:56 am
(SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA) -- Roland Hendel and his family had just moments to escape the firestorm bearing down on their Sonoma County home. But despite "exploding propane tanks, twisting metal, and the hot swirling winds," one of their beloved dogs refused to come with them. Instead, Odin, a Great...
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October 15, 2017 - 11:19 am
(NEW YORK) -- For astronauts onboard the International Space Station, there are countless magnificent sights to see as they orbit the Earth. But NASA's Joe Acaba, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, was waiting for the moment that the International Space Station would pass over his family's hurricane-...
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October 15, 2017 - 12:44 am
(NEW YORK) -- A fundraiser was held Saturday night in Maryland to help pay for the mounting medical bills for a 27-year-old woman who on Friday night woke up and took her first steps after being in coma since being injured in the Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month. A family spokesperson...
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Stephenie Fenton
October 14, 2017 - 7:07 pm
(MARATHON, Fla.) -- Former Marathon, Florida, residents are returning to their community after it was ravaged by Hurricane Irma in hopes of ensuring children there are able to celebrate Halloween. Five alumni from Marathon High School -- Krystal Langley, Stephenie Fenton, Philip Augustine, Vivi...
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