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September 20, 2018

A year later, Puerto Rico still recovering from Hurricane Maria

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- For over 16 hours on Sept. 20, 2017, an island of more than 3 million people was battered by the Category 4-hurricane-force winds and rain of Maria. The toll taken on Puerto Rico became evident immediately: total destruction of an electrical grid and telec..
September 20, 2018

Wisconsin woman wriggles out of handcuffs, escapes local jail, gets re-arrested: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(WAUKESHA, Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin woman was caught on tape breaking out of her handcuffs and escaping from a local police station, authorities said. Thirty-year-old Amber Gonzales was arrested last Friday at the Beaumont Hotel for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Offic..
September 20, 2018

Sheriff’s deputies transporting 2 mental health patients who drowned in flood waters put on leave, authorities say

Google Maps(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Two South Carolina sheriff's deputies who were transporting a pair of mental patients in a van that was overcome by flood waters -- drowning the two women, who were chained in the back of the van -- have been placed on administrative leave, authorities said on W..
September 19, 2018

Great-grandmother, 73, kills 580-pound alligator with one shot, she says

iStock/Thinkstock(GOODRICH, Texas) -- A great-grandmother in Texas hit an alligator in the bullseye earlier this week, killing the massive reptile with one shot to its head, she told a local news station. Livingston Mayor Judy Cochran believes the gator she found on her family ranch along the Trinit..