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2 North Carolina Prison Workers Killed In Escape Attempt

Two prison employees were killed and 14 other people injured on Thursday when inmates at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in North Carolina tried to escape, officials said.  The escape attempt began around 3:30 p.m., when inmates set fire to the prison’s sewing plant.  In addition to the 2 employees killed, three prison employees remained hospitalized in critical condition early Friday, and seven others were treated and released. Four inmates were also treated for injuries. ...Read more

New Orleans Police Officer Shot And Killed

A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday, October 13, according to the NOPD.  The incident took place near an apartment complex about 12:14 a.m., when four officers who were on routine patrol were fired upon and one of the officers collapsed, he said.  The officers returned fire and the suspect was also struck. The officer was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.   ...Read more

Top Two Officers On USS McCain Relieved Of Duty

The U.S. Navy is dismissing the top two officers of the USS John S. McCain following an accident that left ten sailors dead.  The ship’s commanding officer and executive officer, Commander Alfredo J. Sánchez and Commander Jessie L. Sánchez respectively were relieved of their duties because of a loss of confidence.   ...Read more

Thousands Evacuated As Northern California Wildfires Continue

More than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California well into Tuesday evening, with the largest ones killing at least 17 people as they continued through the state’s wine country region. As of Tuesday evening already 20,000 people had been ordered to leave the area and other parts of Northern California, including Sonoma County and Santa Rosa. ...Read more

California Wildfires Prompt Mass Evacuations In Napa Valley

Several wildfires in northern California have prompted mass evacuations in the Napa Valley, fire officials say. The Atlas Peak fire was the largest, quickly growing to more than 200 acres near Napa, and a fire near Calistoga had burned several buildings and prompted mandatory evacuations along several roads.  Early Monday morning, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department said fires had also erupted in Santa Rosa, Windsor and Sebastopol. ...Read more