Saturday , 21 April 2018

National News

Much-needed rain arrives in Southwest hit by drought, fires

A disturbance that developed in the high Plains is bringing a mix of rain and snow to parts of Colorado, and heavy rain and strong storms to parts of the central and southern Plains on Saturday. The storms are also bringing beneficial rain to parts of the drought-stricken Southwest. Earlier this week there were several large wildfires burning across parts …

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First-grader only one to walk out of class

She may be young, but Havana Chapman-Edwards is already a force to be reckoned with. On Friday, as students all over the country participated in the National School Walkout in support of gun control reform, Havana walked out too — of her elementary school. The Alexandria, Virginia, first-grader was the only one to walk out of Fort Hunt Elementary School, …

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Woman playing 'Pokemon Go' finds missing man

An 83-year-old man with dementia was reunited with his family on Friday — and he has “Pokemon Go” to thank for it. Homer Howard was discovered a state away from his hometown of Maineville, Ohio, by Allison Hines, according to Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO. Hines just so happened to be in Kenney Shields Park in Covington, Kentucky, at the right …

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Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a …

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Temple frat suspended over 'credible reports' of sexual assault, drinking: Police

Temple University is the latest college to face issues with Greek life on campus. The Philadelphia school suspended fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi on Friday after “multiple credible reports” of sexual assaults, underage drinking and drug use, according to ABC affiliate WPVI. At least two reports of sexual assaults have been lodged against the fraternity, according to WPVI. One case, involving …

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Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

A man who investigators say killed two sheriff’s deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. John Hubert Highnote, 58, had bought a house on a quiet, tree-lined dirt road outside of the tiny town of Bell in 2010, but didn’t speak to neighbors and wasn’t familiar at the few …

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1 student injured in Florida high school shooting; suspect in custody, officials say

A suspect was taken into custody Friday following a shooting at a high school in central Florida, authorities said. Gunshots broke out Friday morning at Forest High School in Ocala, some 38 miles south of Gainesville. Within minutes, a school resource officer on campus found a 17-year-old student who had sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The officer also located the suspected shooter, …

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