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‘Multiple fatalities’ in shootout following theft of UPS truck in Florida: Police

Richard_Lawrence_Photo/iStock(CORAL GABLES, Fla.) — Police have confirmed multiple fatalities in a shootout after suspects absconded with a UPS truck in Florida.The incident began as an attempted robbery at a jewelry store in Coral Gables, police said.At least one store employee was injured. That person’s status is unknown. The two suspects, police said, then carjacked a…read more »

Downed Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk has been found

VanderWolf-Images/iStock(ST. CLOUD, Minn.) — A Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter with three people aboard has been located after it went down during a flight from an Army aviation facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Thursday, according to a National Guard spokesperson.”I can confirm the helicopter has been located after having gone down,” Master Sgt. Blair…read more »

3 soldiers killed when Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk crashes

VanderWolf-Images/iStock(ST. CLOUD, Minn.) — Three soldiers aboard a Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter were killed after the UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a flight from an Army aviation facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Thursday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said. The UH-60 Black Hawk lost communication with the tower about 2:05 p.m. on Thursday while…read more »

Amtrak worker killed while working on electrical line in New York

WABC(NEW YORK) — An Amtrak maintenance man was working on an electrical line in New York City when he was electrocuted and killed Thursday morning, according to the New York Police Department.The line was supposed to be powered off by a transformer, but it wasn’t, authorities said.The deadly incident occurred in the Bronx around 11…read more »

‘Living in squalor’: Watchdog agency slams New York City homeless placement program

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York City’s own inspector general ripped a controversial city program intended to help curb homelessness after a probe showed it left needy families “living in squalor under the roofs of unscrupulous landlords.”The city’s Department of Investigation released on Thursday its findings from a probe into New York’s Special One-Time Assistance program,…read more »