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  • ‘He’s gonna kill me if I don’t get away’: Woman disappears after chilling texts

    ‘He’s gonna kill me if I don’t get away’: Woman disappears after chilling texts

    (DENVER) —  Erin Vandewiele’s last words still haunt her friend. “He’s gonna kill me if I don’t get away from him today,” she wrote to Stacey Morris in a desperate text conversation on July 8. That was the last time Morris heard from Vandewiele, who had moved from Wisconsin to Colorado with a man named Joseph Mayer less than a month before that conversation. A few weeks later, on July 23, after messaging another friend that she was sleeping at a railway station, Vandewiele mysteriously went out of touch from everyone in her life. Mayer was arrested in Colorado on […]

  • New Jersey sheriff resigns following racist comments on state’s Sikh attorney general

    New Jersey sheriff resigns following racist comments on state’s Sikh attorney general

    (NEW YORK) — The New Jersey sheriff who was purportedly heard in voice recordings making multiple controversial comments — including racist remarks about the state’s Sikh attorney general — has resigned. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that Sheriff Michael Saudino has submitted his resignation after public radio station WNYC published multiple recordings the day before. Saudino allegedly made the statements during a conversation on Jan. 16 following the inauguration of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, which he attended, according to WNYC. In the recording, Saudino was discussing whether Murphy had made any appointments from Bergen County when an […]

  • Dam breach raises concerns about coal ash flowing into North Carolina river

    Dam breach raises concerns about coal ash flowing into North Carolina river

    (WILMINGTON, N.C.) —  Duke Energy says a dam at a power plant in Wilmington, North Carolina has been breached, raising concerns that water contaminated with byproducts of burning coal could flow into the Cape Fear River. Duke says ponds that store solid byproducts of burning coal that can contaminate waterways with substances like mercury and arsenic, known as coal ash, are submerged but they believe stable and not releasing ash into the river. But a spokeswoman also said they cannot rule out that coal ash was released and will continue to monitor the situation. Duke says flooding at the Sutton […]

  • 3 infants, 2 adults stabbed at home-operated daycare; suspect in custody: Police

    3 infants, 2 adults stabbed at home-operated daycare; suspect in custody: Police

    (NEW YORK) — Three babies were among five people stabbed at a suspected birthing center in New York City early Friday, police and officials said. The victims were found just before 4 a.m. inside what police described as a private residence housing what initially appeared to be a childcare facility in the Flushing neighborhood of the city’s borough of Queens. Investigators now believe the home may have been a birthing center, which partially served as a place for immigrant women to deliver babies in the United States. There were nine infants inside the multifamily home, three of whom had been […]

  • First test of nationwide ‘Presidential Alert’ system for cellphones set for Oct. 3

    First test of nationwide ‘Presidential Alert’ system for cellphones set for Oct. 3

    (WASHINGTON) —  The federal government is set to conduct the first-ever test of a nationwide system to send emergency alerts to almost all cellphones in the country on October 3. The “Presidential Alert” system uses the same wireless alerts smartphone users receive on AMBER alerts or severe weather warnings but allows the president, or another authorized official, to send simultaneous warnings to almost every smartphone in the country at the same time. FEMA officials said that, unlike AMBER alerts or weather warnings that are sent to people in a specific area, the “Presidential Alert” would be triggered if the president, […]

  • Brad Paisley’s planning the “Best Night of [His] Life,” playing in an all-star rock band for Will Ferrell

    Brad Paisley’s planning the “Best Night of [His] Life,” playing in an all-star rock band for Will Ferrell

    Brad Paisley is set to have the best night of his life at comedian Will Ferrell’s fundraiser next month in Los Angeles. Brad will be part of the Super Mega Funktastic Jam Rock All Stars band, led by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Josh Klinghoffer from the Chili Peppers will sit in as well, along with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Stefan Lessard from Dave Mathews Band. The Saturday, October 6 event at L.A.’s Greek Theatre raises money for Cancer for College, an organization that helps cancer survivors achieve their college dreams. The star power doesn’t end with the top-notch musicians, however. Ferrell’s lined up an array […]

  • ‘Our whole entire place was just destroyed’: Florence survivors grapple with the aftermath

    ‘Our whole entire place was just destroyed’: Florence survivors grapple with the aftermath

    (NEW YORK) —  Sara Felton and her husband packed up their car and got out of the path of Hurricane Florence two days before the storm hit. Now, a week after the impact, they’re dealing with the aftermath. The North Carolina resident got a call from her mother-in-law the morning after the worst of the storm, saying she had driven past their trailer and the “windows were blown out and [the] shed was flipped over.” Felton, 28, and her husband “hauled butt” to get back home after staying with friends who were more inland. But even the journey back was […]