Monday , 23 October 2017

National News

Politics shoved aside as 5 former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

President Donald Trump, in his notable absence, praised the five former U.S. presidents who spearheaded a hurricane relief concert in a Texas college town Saturday night in a video played at the event. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush came together for the “Deep From the Heart: The One ... Read More »

Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan — now rests in the hands of a judge. A sentencing hearing for Bergdahl starts Monday at Fort Bragg and is expected to feature dramatic testimony about soldiers and a Navy SEAL badly hurt while they ... Read More »

3 killings in 11 days 'terrorizing' neighborhood, police say

Police in Florida are searching for whoever is “terrorizing” a Tampa neighborhood after three people were shot and killed in the same vicinity in less than two weeks. The latest slaying occurred Thursday night when Anthony Naiboa, a 20-year-old man with autism, was killed in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood while on his way home from work, according to the ... Read More »

Border Patrol K-9 sniffs out meth hidden in stuffed toy dog

It took the well-trained nose of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine to sniff that something was amiss with a plush toy dog at a California immigration checkpoint earlier this week. Border Patrol agents on Wednesday at an immigration checkpoint near Blythe, California referred the driver of a Dodge Charger for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine ... Read More »

Freight train derails in Tennessee, slams into at least 2 buildings

A freight train with 20 cars derailed Saturday night in North Knoxville, Tennessee, with some of the cars slamming into at least two buildings, according to police. Norfolk Southern Railway PR director Susan Terpay confirmed to ABC News that the derailed train belongs to the company. She said the train had 20 cars. When the Knoxville Police Department broke news ... Read More »

Trump praises 5 ex-presidents in video for hurricane relief concert

President Donald Trump praises the five former U.S. presidents who attended a hurricane relief concert in a Texas college town tonight, in a video played at the event. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush came together for the “One America Appeal” concert at Texas A&M University’s Reed Arena in ... Read More »

Billowing black smoke from blaze at old factory spurs warning of breathing hazard

West Virginia residents are being warned to avoid exposure to the billowing smoke from a fire at an old tool plant now being used for storing plastics. Firefighters responded to the blaze at a former Ames tool plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported but authorities are warning against breathing in the smoke ... Read More »