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Cubs Win NLDS With Win Over The Nationals

The Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals with a 9-8 win, and took Game 5 to win the NLDS on Thursday night.  It is the third consecutive season the Cubs are advancing to the NLCS.  The Cubs will move on to play against the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning Saturday at Dodger Stadium. ...Read more

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