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  • Ghost Ship Warehouse Had Makeshift Stairwell and No Evidence of Smoke Detectors, Officials Say

    Ghost Ship Warehouse Had Makeshift Stairwell and No Evidence of Smoke Detectors, Officials Say

    (OAKLAND, Calif.) — The California warehouse where a horrific fire left dozens of people dead did not have any evidence of smoke detectors, was equipped with a makeshift stairwell and had no exits on the second floor, officials said Wednesday. The officials described a terrifying scene that played out as fire ripped through the building, known as the Ghost Ship, on Dec. 2, with people inside the darkened structure overcome by smoke as the building’s only exit was blocked by flames. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said some of those trapped upstairs had just enough time to […]

  • Local florists are busy

    SANFORD–Local Florists say they can hardly keep up with the requests for Poinsettias this holiday season. They make excellent gifts, cemeteries are adorned, and churches are dressed in holiday fare They are grown in several different colors, but red seems to be the most prevalent request. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits.

  • Local nursing home supporting a sock drive

    SANFORD–Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is hosting a Socks for Seniors Drive at the the facility in corporation with Socks for Seniors. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits.

  • Knife-Wielding Student Shot by Officer at Nevada High School in Critical Condition

    Knife-Wielding Student Shot by Officer at Nevada High School in Critical Condition

    (RENO, Nev.) —  The Nevada high school student who was shot by a resource officer Wednesday was armed with a knife and was threatening others, which prompted the officer to raise his weapon, police said. At a press conference Wednesday night, Reno police said the unidentified student at Hug High School was given a warning to drop the knife, but he did not comply. The Washoe County school officer then shot the teen. Police said the officer provided medical aid to the student until emergency responders arrived. He was then transported to a local hospital, where he is currently in […]

  • Charleston Church Shooting Survivor Recounts Watching Her Son Die at Dylann Roof Trial

    Charleston Church Shooting Survivor Recounts Watching Her Son Die at Dylann Roof Trial

    (CHARLESTON, N.C.) —  When Dylann Roof opened fire at a church in Charleston last summer, Felicia Sanders clutched her granddaughter tight and told her to play dead. “I muzzled her face to my body so tight,” she testified in federal court. “I could feel the warm blood flowing on each side of me.” “I was just waiting on my turn,” she said. “Even if I got shot, I just didn’t want my granddaughter to get shot.”  Amidst the chaos and the bloodshed, her youngest son, Tywanza, stood up and confronted the assailant: “Why are you doing this?” he asked, according […]

  • One Officer Dead, One Critically Injured After Shooting Near Georgia Southwestern State University

    One Officer Dead, One Critically Injured After Shooting Near Georgia Southwestern State University

    (AMERICUS, Ga.) — One police officer is dead, and another officer is in critical condition after a shooting near Georgia Southwestern State University today. The officers — one with the local police department and one with the school — were called to a domestic dispute off campus when they encountered the suspect, said Americus Police Chief Mark Scott. Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr, 25, was dispatched at 9:40 a.m. to the apartment complex — at the same time Georgia Southwestern State University Officer Jodi Smith, who responded as backup, Scott said. Gunshots were exchanged between the officers and the suspect, […]