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Navy shuts off 2nd well in Hawaii following water contamination

iStock/aquatarkus(HAWAII) —  The Navy has shut down a second well following a water contamination that suspended operations at a facility in Hawaii.

The Hawaii Department of Health issued an an emergency order Monday to immediately halt operations at…

An Auburn student vanished in 1976. Now his car has been found

iStock/M_MUC1968(ALABAMA)  — Forty-five years after an Auburn University student vanished on his way to school, his car — and possibly his remains — have been recovered.

Kyle Clinkscales and his white 1974 Ford Pinto Runabout went missing on Jan. 2…

Twelve major US cities top annual homicide records

MicroStockHub/iStock(NEW YORK) — At least 12 major U.S. cities have broken annual homicide records in 2021 — and there’s still three weeks to go in the year.

Of the dozen cities that have already surpassed the grim milestones for killings, five topp…

261 vehicle crashes in 18 hours as snow sweeps across Minnesota

iStock/MattGush(NEW YORK) — A Minnesota snowstorm turned highways and roads into a slippery destruction derby in which at least 261 vehicle crashes were reported in an 18-hour period, authorities said.

The traffic mayhem occurred as the first signifi…

Omicron live updates: US daily death average surges

Tempura/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 790,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for…

Man arrested, charged in harassment case against Kim Potter judge

ilkaydede/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — A man was arrested for allegedly harassing the judge overseeing the trial of Kim Potter, the former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, officer who shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in April.

A group protested Judge Reg…

Four family members dead after small plane crashes in California

MattGush/iStock(VISALIA, Calif.) — All four people on board a small plane that crashed in California Saturday are dead, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. They were all related.

It is unknown what led to the crash.

Around 6:35 p.m. Sat…

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