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Carr Fire UPDATE: Thousands Flee to other Places and Claims 3 More Victims

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Carr Fire UPDATE: Thousands Flee to other Places and Claims 3 More Victims

A wildfire barking out of hand Sunday in Northern The Golden State has actually asserted a minimum of 5 lives, shed numerous houses and also driven greater than 30,000 shocked, grieving homeowners from neighbourhoods intimidated by the unrelenting blaze.

Greater Than 3,000 firemen were fighting the blaze, which had actually expanded to 140 square miles. Heats and also hefty winds conspired to make complex the initiative backed by greater than 300 fire truck and also 17 helicopters.

The fire continued to be just 5 per cent had Sunday in spite of “hostile” initiatives to manage the blaze, inning accordance with the California Division of Forestry and also Fire Defense.

” Severe fire problems remain to test firemen,” Cal Fire claimed in a declaration. “Irregular winds and also warm completely dry problems led to the better development and also boosted fire actions throughout evening procedures.”

Carr Fire UPDATE: Thousands Flee to other Places and Claims 3 More Victims

Carr Fire UPDATE: Thousands Flee to other Places and Claims 3 More Victims

For days, a relative had actually brushed discharge sanctuaries, wishing an indication that Tune Bledsoe and also her granddaughter’s kids had actually made it through the Carr Fire.

Look, teams, on the other hand, looked via the ashes of exactly what made use of to be the household’s community in Redding, Calif., trying to find something a lot even worse.

On Saturday, authorities called the household right into the constable’s workplace with information of the search’s grim final thought– and also information of a matriarch’s last, useless act.

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” Grandmother did every little thing she might conserve them she was floated over them both with a damp covering,” Amanda Woodley created on Facebook quickly later.

They were the current sufferers of The golden state’s Carr Fire, an 89,194- acre blaze that has actually eliminated 5 individuals and also two times increased in dimension.

Emily Roberts was 4. Her bro, James Roberts Jr., was 5. Their great-grandmother, Tune Bledsoe, was70 Their household had not spoken with them considering that obtaining hopeless call on Thursday evening, stating the fires were obtaining better.

” The household that resides in a community are completely grieving 3 fantastic hearts,” Woodley created. “My heart is smashed I cannot think this is genuine I simply maintain seeing every one of their attractive faces.”

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Rochester car stolen with baby inside

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police are searching for a suspect after a car was stolen with a baby inside Wednesday.

According to investigators, the 6-month-old child was in the back seat of the vehicle on Fernwood Park around 2 p.m. when it was stolen. They say keys were in the vehicle and it was running when it was taken.

Police found the vehicle on Bedford Street with the child inside, unharmed, a short time later. The suspect had fled the scene.

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Boston students ride party bus with stripper pole, neon lights amid driver shortage

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BOSTON (NEXSTAR) — A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip — an experience their teacher said highlights problems with the education system.

Jim Mayers, an 11th grade Advanced Placement language and composition teacher at the Brooke Charter School in Boston, said in the since-deleted tweet that the original charter bus had fallen through, Masslive.com reported Monday.

Mayers included a photo of the students on board, adding, “they didn’t really care about the bus, and a lot of great planning by a lot of great people made for a fantastic day.”

“It is a funny story, but there actually is a real bus shortage and it speaks to major flaws in our education system,” he said, encouraging people to reach out to local officials to demand a financial solution to the shortage. He is now using the attention he’s getting because of the original tweet to urge people to better understand educational inequities and other problems facing the nation’s schools.

“I’m worried that there is too much attention being paid to the tweet itself, or simply the fact that it went viral, instead of attending to the many systemic issues that are facing not just my students, but students all across the country,” he wrote in a follow-up tweet.

Districts across the nation are struggling to hire enough drivers to shuttle kids to school, and some states have become creative, including Massachusetts, which is enlisting National Guard members to drive school transport vans.

The original tweet was just meant give his fellow teachers a laugh. “If it’s gotten people to talk about the overall infrastructure of our education system, and the different ways schools are prioritized, then that’s good too,” he wrote. He then urged readers to attend their next local school board meeting or read up on the topic.

As students returned to the classroom at the end of this summer, many for the first time in a year, school districts across the country found they were far short of the necessary number of drivers. “It is one of our serious situations we’re facing right now—right behind COVID,” said Skye Duckett with Atlanta Public Schools in August, when they were down about 30 drivers.

Montgomery County Public Schools need to fill more than 100 vacancies in Maryland, or thousands of students won’t have a ride. Meanwhile, in Delaware, one charter school wants to pay parents to pick up and drop off their kids instead of using the bus. The going rate was $700 per child.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Washington County reports another COVID death in Sept. 23 update

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Come Monday, it’s either vaccination or termination for those who work in state run hospitals and nursing homes. Security officers are among those who work at state hospitals who are being forced to make that decision. The lawsuit claims that the vaccine mandate goes against their constitutional rights.

In a newly filled lawsuit against Governor Kathy Hochul, Heath Commissioner Howard Zucker, and the New York State Health Department, 10 individual state hospital security officers are fighting for the option to have regular COVID tests instead of being mandated to get the vaccine. They say it’s unfair that teachers would have the option for regular testing, but they won’t.

“Students who are 12 years or younger can’t be vaccinated,” said Dennis Vacco. “Inherently, the population in schools is less vaccinated than the population in hospitals or in health care facilities. To say nothing of the fact that health care facilities are constructed to prevent the spread of illness within the facility.”

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Carthage community honors football player who died from head injury

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CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WSYR) — It’s been a tough week full of shock and sorrow over the loss of 14-year-old Tyler Christman, a Carthage junior varsity football player.

The Carthage Central School District announced it has canceled both the varsity and junior varsity football games against Indian River this week, as the community is still mourning the loss of Christman.

Assistant Fire Chief Cole Pacella has lived in Carthage his whole life. Throughout the years, he’s seen his community step up for anyone in a time of tragedy. Pacella didn’t know Christman personally, but knew his department had to show their support for the 14-year-old who tragically lost his life. “When something like this happens to somebody local,” he said, “you can almost bet you’ve been in the same room with them at one point or another.”

Outside of the Carthage Firehouse, a sign reads “Tyler strong—Comet pride.” Pacella said, “It’s the littlest thing we can do. Our profession is to help people, to be there for people, and sometimes it’s a little more of an invasive role.”

Carthage Fire Department, South James Street, Carthage

Just a short drive across the village, Caskinette Ford moved five of its red vehicles to the front of the dealership as another sign of support. “Most people here are Carthage Comets,” said Joe Archer with Caskinette Ford. “Everyone’s alumni. It’s a small community, but we’re very tight. You might be able to throw a rock over us, but you’ll never throw it through us.”

Outside of Carthage Central High School, there’s a sign with Tyler’s photo, his number 12, and a message from the district thanking those near and far for their outpouring love and support. As small of a community as Carthage is, neighbors said they will always come together for each other in times of tragedy. “Everybody comes together and puts their attention to where it should be focused,” Pacella said.

The Carthage Central School superintendent, school board president, athletic director, and football coach sent the following statements:

“The Carthage Central School District is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of freshman student-athlete Tyler Christman. Tyler was an outstanding student who was highly involved in the school community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We will continue to provide counseling support and services for our staff and students in the days and weeks ahead. Resources for families, students, and staff are posted on the District website.”

Superintendent Jennifer Premo

“On behalf of the Carthage Central School District Board of Education our sincere thoughts and prayers go to the Christman family for their tragic loss of Tyler. Our thoughts and prayers are also with our District coaches, students, and staff. This has saddened the entire community and beyond. We pray for peace and comfort for all.”

Garry Schwartz
School Board President

“Tyler was an amazing young athlete and participated on many of our athletic teams at Carthage Central. His ability to be an outstanding teammate and his infectious personality will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Words cannot describe how heartbroken we all are for the entire Christman family. Tyler, and all of the Chrstman’s have been a very big part of the Carthage Football family for years. Our sincerest condolences go out to their entire family.”

Jason Brown, Athletic Director
Jason Coffman, Football Coach

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Brattleboro denounces racism aimed at new Black police chief

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt (AP) — Officials denounced racism after a person on Facebook posted racist memes and comments aimed at Vermont’s first Black woman police chief. The Brattleboro Police Department said the racist comments were sent by a single person on Facebook who the department declined to identify, the Brattleboro Reformer reported.

Police Chief Norma Hardy, who was hired in July, spent 26 years with the police department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She was also the first Black woman to serve as chief of that department, the newspaper said.

Select Board Chairwoman Liz McLoughlin said that this incident showed how Brattleboro still has work to do to combat racism.

Daniel Quipp, another board member, stated his support for Hardy. “Chief Hardy has dedicated her life to public service and is an exceptionally qualified and experienced person to lead our police department,” he said. “I am really glad that’s she here.”

“She has really broad shoulders and will manage this and we will stand with her.”

Daniel Quipp

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Pittsfield man injured in shooting during armed home invasion

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Pittsfield police are looking into an armed home invasion where one person was shot on Mohawk Street in Pittsfield Wednesday night.

On Wednesday around 9:10 p.m., officers received a report of a ShotSpotter activation on Mohawk Street in Pittsfield. Several community members also called the department for reports of shots fired in the same area.

Officers were sent to the area and found a 47-year-old Pittsfield man suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for serious injuries but is expected to be okay. The victim was later taken to Albany Medical Center for more treatment.

An early investigation by Pittsfield police found the shooting resulted from an armed home invasion. One of the people inside the home was shot. Witnesses told police there were allegedly three masked people that forced their way into the home where shots fired were reported.

A vehicle believe to be involved in the incident was towed and is now in custody of police. A K-9 unit investigating believes the suspects may have left the area on foot. Pittsfield police say the incident is not believed to be random.

Pittsfield Police were assisted by state Police, Lanesborough Police and Dalton Police. The incident will be investigated by the Pittsfield Police Department.

If you have any information on the shooting or armed home invasion, you are asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705, via text message by texting “PITTIP” and your message to 847411.

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COVID-19 cases by age group in Massachusetts for the last two weeks

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COVID-19 cases by age group in Massachusetts for the last two weeks

(WWLP) — COVID-19 cases are categorized by age group over the last 14 days. More than 20% of cases were in people in their 20s, 13% were in kids younger than 10 from 23,000 total cases reported.

Total COVID-19 cases by age

  • 0-4 years: 1,224
  • 5-9 years: 1,753
  • 10-14 years: 1,632
  • 15-19 years: 1,932
  • 20-29 years: 4,999
  • 30-39 years: 3,616
  • 40-49 years: 2,560
  • 50-59 years: 2,347
  • 60-69 years: 1,665
  • 70-79 years: 963
  • 80+ years: 521

The FDA will be making important decisions soon on a COVID-19 vaccine for children and booster shots.

Based on the data they have, Pfizer is confident that their two-dose vaccine is safe for children, in the 5 to 11 age group. Pfizer said at the end of September, they will submit their clinical trial data to the FDA, for emergency use authorization.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s a good chance the shot for children will be available before Halloween, based on what needs to happen with the FDA. The FDA panel also has recommended Pfizer’s booster only for older people and others at high risk of severe disease.

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Ithaca man arrested for reportedly stealing credit cards, going on shopping spree in Saratoga County

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WILTON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York State Police in Wilton arrested Robert J. Porter, 38, of Ithaca on September 21. Police say Porter allegedly stole credit cards from vehicles and went on a $7,000 shopping spree.

Police responded to a Gansevoort residence on September 16 after they reported someone had gone through their vehicles. Police say the person had taken multiple credit cards and over $300 in cash.

The suspect proceeded to make over $7,000 in unauthorized purchases with the stolen credit cards. Police conducted interviews and obtained surveillance video from where the illegal purchases were made and were able to get a description of the suspect.

Police located the suspect sitting on a picnic table at the Stewart’s Shops on Route 9 in Moreau while on patrol and identified him as Porter. Police say he was in possession of a glass smoking pipe containing cocaine residue at the time of his arrest.

Porter has been charged with:

  • Grand larceny in the third degree (D felony)
  • Identity theft in the first degree (D felony)
  • Three counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree (E felony)
  • Criminal impersonation in the second degree (A misdemeanor)
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (A misdemeanor).

Porter was arraigned in Wilton Town Court and remanded to Saratoga County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000. He is due back in court on September 28.

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Massachusetts has over 30,000 breakthrough COVID cases

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Booster doses of COVID vaccine could be rolling-out soon

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“Students who are 12 years or younger can’t be vaccinated,” said Dennis Vacco. “Inherently, the population in schools is less vaccinated than the population in hospitals or in health care facilities. To say nothing of the fact that health care facilities are constructed to prevent the spread of illness within the facility.”

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