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  • David Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, lost his life fighting the Frog Fire

    Firefighter who graduated from Whitewater High School dies as thousands battle wildfires in California

    CALIFORNIA — A firefighter battling one of the large wildfires burning in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said. David Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, lost his life fighting the Frog Fire in far northern California’s Modoc National Forest, near Adin. Rescuers found his body Friday morning, July 31st after searching for him through the night, the Forest Service said. FOX6 News has learned Ruhl graduated from Whitewater High School in 1995. […]

  • President Barack Obama

    “Clean Power Plan:” Pres. Obama unveils major climate change proposal, Gov. Walker responds

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration unveiled a major climate change plan on Sunday aimed at a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s coal-burning power plants. On Monday, President Barack Obama started selling it to the public at a White House event. “Today after working with states and cities and power companies, the EPA is setting the first ever nationwide standards to end the limitless dumping of carbon pollution from power plants,” Obama said Monday from the White […]

  • Tremaine Wilbourn

    29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, suspect in shooting death of Memphis officer, now in custody

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The man accused of killing an officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has surrendered to authorities, but the case is far from over, the city’s police chief said. “This is just the first step in a very long healing process,” Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters Monday. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, turned himself in to federal marshals and was being questioned by homicide investigators Monday evening, Armstrong said. He’s expected to be arraigned on Tuesday. Investigators, who’d warned that Wilbourn was […]

  • Kaiser Carlile

    9-year-old batboy who was hit by bat during National Baseball Congress World Series game has died

    WICHITA, Kansas — They’re young competitors with, doubtless, a common goal — to make it to the National Baseball Congress World Series championship — but this weekend, everyone, even their opponents, were rooting for the Liberal Bee Jays. Some might question why the Bee Jays were even taking the field when their bespectacled, baseball-loving batboy, Kaiser Carlile, died Sunday after being struck in the head with a bat a day earlier, but it was a decision that wasn’t made flippantly. Ultimately, […]

  • Debris found on Reunion Island

    MH370: Amid wait for plane part analysis, islanders seek more debris

    REUNION ISLAND — Steve Wang still listens sometimes to the last voice mail his mother left for him before she boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. In the message, she asked her son to bring her coat when he came to meet her at Beijing airport on March 8, 2014. It’s been more than 500 days since the flight veered off course and disappeared without trace en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The last time Wang listened to the message was […]

  • Scott Walker

    Governor Scott Walker says he doesn’t plan to engage Donald Trump (or any candidate) during debate

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Governor Scott Walker told FOX News’ Megyn Kelly Monday, August 3rd he doesn’t plan to engage Republican frontrunner Donald Trump (or any other opponent) during the first presidential debate, set for Thursday, August 6th in Cleveland. “I’m not going to take anybody. I’m going to say what I’m for,” Walker told Kelly when asked how he would handle Trump. Walker, who formally entered the now 17-candidate field last month, used the question as an opportunity to pivot back […]

  • Lilly Abigail Baumann (Credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office)

    Three-year-old Florida girl kidnapped over a year ago found alive; mother arrested

    PALATKA, Fla. — Megan Everett, a Florida mom who’s accused of kidnapping her daughter, is behind bars, a day after CNN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh” told her story. A person who saw the show Sunday night, August 2nd called in a tip when she recognized the mother and daughter from previous encounters with them, the Putnam County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office said. That led deputies to a home, where they spotted the mother and daughter inside. Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies and […]

  • California wildfires

    California wildfires torch 134,000 acres — and counting

    CALIFORNIA — Firefighters worked Monday, August 3rd in steep terrain and other rugged conditions to fight California’s Rocky Fire, one of nearly two dozen wildfires that have torched more than 134,000 acres of the parched state this year, according to state fire officials. That’s nearly three times the state’s 5-year wildfire average of 48,153 acres for this time of year, according to statistics posted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. At 60,000 acres, the […]

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    Two killed, several hurt when circus tent collapsed during severe weather in New Hampshire

    NEW HAMPSHIRE — Two spectators were killed and several others injured when a circus tent collapsed during severe weather in Lancaster, New Hampshire, officials said. Around 100 people were inside the tent when it came down during the 5:30 p.m. performance of the Walker Brothers Circus, the state fire marshal said. The cause of the collapse was not immediately clear although a storm was moving through at the time, with one-inch hail, 60 mph winds and lightning, authorities said. Officials […]

  • Amy Schumer

    “These shootings have got to stop:” Amy Schumer, Sen. Chuck Schumer unveil legislation to combat gun violence

    WASHINGTON — Nearly two weeks after a gunman opened fire during a screening of one of her movies, killing two people and himself, actress and comedienne Amy Schumer is teaming up with her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as he unveils new legislation to combat gun violence. The proposed legislation, which the two presented at a news conference Monday, August 3rd, would reward states that submit information to the background-check system and penalize states that don’t comply. During a July […]

  • James Holmes Mug Shot

    Death penalty or life in prison? Third phase of sentencing for James Holmes will determine that

    COLORADO — James Holmes could still face the death penalty after a jury unanimously agreed on Monday, August 3rd that aggravating factors outweigh the mitigating factors for all of the murder charges for which he was convicted. That means that a third and final phase of sentencing will happen to determine whether he gets sentenced to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole. Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 in a Colorado movie theater in 2012. He […]

  • Hitchhiking robot (Credit: hitchBOT)

    Hitchhiking robot that toured Canada, Europe gets ‘beheaded’ in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — This is why we can’t have nice hitchhiking robots. HitchBOT, the cheerful hitchhiking robot that had made cross-country trips across Canada, the Netherlands and Germany, had intended to travel across the United States as well. Instead, it survived all of 300 miles on the mean streets of the U.S.A. Two weeks after beginning its U.S. trip in Boston, the robot was vandalized in Philadelphia, the team overseeing the robot said in a statement. “HitchBOT’s trip came to an end […]

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