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Deadly Camp Fire leaves entire Paradise town council homeless

Deadly Camp Fire leaves entire Paradise town council homeless

iStock/Thinkstock(PARADISE, Calif.) — When the sky turned pitch black and the electricity went out, Melissa Schuster got into her car with her 89-year-old mother, her husband who was recovering from surgery, and her two cats and fled their home in Paradise, Calif., thinking they would eventually return. “People think of […]

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Car crashes into Social Security building in New Jersey, at least 2 seriously hurt

Car crashes into Social Security building in New Jersey, at least 2 seriously hurt

iStock/Thinkstock(EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J.) — A car crashed into a Social Security building in New Jersey Tuesday morning, seriously injuring two people, according to local police. The accident in Egg Harbor Township, near Atlantic City, appeared to be accidental, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department said.This story is developing. Please […]

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California wildfires by the numbers: A closer look at the devastating blazes

California wildfires by the numbers: A closer look at the devastating blazes

iStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — Thousands of firefighters are fighting deadly blazes tearing through the Golden State. Over a dozen states have sent crews to help with the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California. At least 42 people have died in the Camp Fire, now the […]

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Man stays with blind 90-year-old mom to fight Paradise wildfire from 1 of few houses left

Man stays with blind 90-year-old mom to fight Paradise wildfire from 1 of few houses left

iStock/Thinkstock(PARADISE, Calif.) — When Norma Weldon, a blind, 90-year-old woman, refused to evacuate her home as the deadly Camp Fire neared, her son, Brad Weldon, stayed behind to fight off the blaze. Miraculously, their Paradise, Calif., home is now one of the very few still left standing.   When the […]

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Security guard fatally shot by officer ‘was doing his best to stop an active shooter’: Police chief

Security guard fatally shot by officer ‘was doing his best to stop an active shooter’: Police chief

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Authorities in Illinois continue to investigate the police shooting of a security guard who was trying to stop an active shooter at a nightclub in Illinois when he was fatally wounded. A little after 4 a.m. Sunday, Robbins police asked for additional departments to assist its officers in […]

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Extremely critical fire risk in California as Arctic cold heads for Northeast

Extremely critical fire risk in California as Arctic cold heads for Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — As firefighters continue battling blazes in California that have claimed at least 44 lives, conditions in Southern California have worsened. In San Diego County, the fire risk on Tuesday is extremely critical, the highest level issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Vary rapid fire […]

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Protests expected as church leaders gather to discuss sexual abuse crisis

Protests expected as church leaders gather to discuss sexual abuse crisis

ABC News(BALTIMORE) — Protests are slated to take place in Baltimore this week as church leaders gather at the annual General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to discuss the ongoing sexual abuse crisis. Several prominent groups advocating for the rights of survivors of sexual abuse by clergy […]

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Inmates send letter to sheriff after officer is shot dead

Inmates send letter to sheriff after officer is shot dead

Gwinnett County Police Department(LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.) — After a Georgia police officer was shot dead in the line of duty, inmates at a local jail sent a “heartfelt” letter to the slain officer’s family. Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney was shot dead while responding to a call on Oct. 20. […]

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California wildfires: Massive blazes grow as; death toll rises to 44

California wildfires: Massive blazes grow as; death toll rises to 44

Myhealthguy/Instagram(LOS ANGELES) — Fueled by blustery winds and parched vegetation, two massive fires burning in California both grew overnight, leaving thousands of exhausted firefighter battling to stretch containment lines around the raging blazes that have killed at least 44 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Adding to the turmoil were […]

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California wildfires: Massive blazes grow as 2 new fires break out; dozens remain unaccounted for

California wildfires: Massive blazes grow as 2 new fires break out; dozens remain unaccounted for

Myhealthguy/Instagram(LOS ANGELES) — Fueled by blustery winds and parched vegetation, two massive fires burning in California both grew overnight, leaving thousands of exhausted firefighter battling to stretch containment lines around the raging blazes that have killed at least 31 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Adding to the turmoil were […]

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