October 25th, 2014

World News

World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000

By The Associated Press on October 25th, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal – The World Health Organization says the number of people believed sickened by Ebola has risen above 10,000. The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died. WHO has said repeatedly that even those very high figures ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Seattle-area Homecoming prince kills 1 before shooting himself, officials and students say

By Doug Esser And Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at students as he shot them inside ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 2 California deputies, shooting of 2 others

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two sheriff’s deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours across two California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree. Marcelo Marquez, 34, was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn after ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 2 California deputies, wounding of 2 others

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Officials say a second sheriff’s deputy has died after being shot by a suspect who has now been apprehended for four shootings. Placer County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin says one of her department’s deputies was killed Friday after he was shot with an AR-15-type assault rifle. A second Placer County Sheriff’s deputy ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of California deputy, wounding of 3 others

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Officials say they have apprehended a suspect in the fatal shooting of one deputy and the shooting of two other deputies and a bystander in California. Placer County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin says 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn. The shooting spree spanned 30 miles ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Police: 2 dead, including student gunman who shot self, in high school attack near Seattle

By Doug Esser, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without saying a word opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman, who authorities have not identified, was staring at students as ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Authorities: Remains found are those of missing UK-born student Hannah Graham

By Larry O'Dell And Heidi Brown, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a British-born university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge. University of Virginia second-year student Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared Sept. ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

NY and NJ will quarantine doctors and others exposed to Ebola; move prompted by New York case

By Marilynn Marchione And Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all medical workers and other arriving travellers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The move came after a ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

California sheriffs: Assailant shoots 3 deputies and civilian, killing 1 deputy

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy who was shot while investigating a suspicious vehicle has died. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones says the 47-year-old deputy was killed after he approached a suspicious vehicle and was shot in the forehead. Three deputies and a bystander were shot during a series of shootings Friday that ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Cockroach disrupts Chicago City Hall during pest control chief’s budget address

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

CHICAGO – A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives. After Thursday’s hearing in the City Council chambers, Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds had ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!