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‘I thought I was gonna die right there’: Nurse’s harrowing escape from Camp Fire

‘I thought I was gonna die right there’: Nurse’s harrowing escape from Camp Fire

iStock/Thinkstock(PARADISE, Calif.) — When the deadly Camp Fire started to close in on Feather River Hospital in the Northern California town of Paradise, nurses were forced to evacuate their critically sick patients without warning. “We got these patients in wheelchairs … we were pulling tubes out,” nurse Nichole Jolly told […]

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‘It’s just a recipe for destruction,’ fire chief says of conditions on front lines of California fires

‘It’s just a recipe for destruction,’ fire chief says of conditions on front lines of California fires

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A prolonged drought followed by a welcomed spike in rain and another dry spell has created a “recipe for destruction” that’s manifesting itself in wildfires of historic proportions raging in California, leveling thousands of homes and killing at least 31 people, a state fire official told […]

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Michelle Obama surprises a dance class at her former high school

Michelle Obama surprises a dance class at her former high school

ABC News/Chuck Kennedy(CHICAGO) — Former first lady Michelle Obama was greeted with squeals and shocked faces when she surprised girls in a dance class at her high school alma mater. Obama, 54, visited Whitney Young Magnet High School during a visit to her hometown of Chicago for an exclusive interview […]

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Plea grows ‘more urgent by the minute’: What we know one week into search for abducted 13-year-old Hania Aguilar

Plea grows ‘more urgent by the minute’: What we know one week into search for abducted 13-year-old Hania Aguilar

FBI(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — It’s been one week since a 13-year-old girl was kidnapped in front of her North Carolina home before school. Now, investigators’ pleas for more information grow “more and more urgent by the minute,” according to FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch. Eighth-grader Hania Noleia Aguilar was kidnapped just before […]

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Two dead in Southern California as Woolsey Fire more than doubles in size over 24 hours

Two dead in Southern California as Woolsey Fire more than doubles in size over 24 hours

iStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — Two fast-moving wildfires that exploded in the hills of Southern California have forced thousands of evacuations, including the entire city of Malibu and a sprawling naval base, as extremely critical fire conditions roar back to life on Sunday. The largest of the two blazes, the Woolsey Fire, […]

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Fatal infernos: 31 dead, 228 missing, 7,000 structures destroyed as California blazes grow

Fatal infernos: 31 dead, 228 missing, 7,000 structures destroyed as California blazes grow

iStock/Thinkstock(PARADISE, Calif.) — At least 31 people have been killed as massive wildfires raging in Northern and Southern California have engulfed thousands of homes and were threatening to destroy more as blustery winds were dealing firefighters a menacing challenge throughout the state over the weekend and into today. “This week, […]

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Girl’s use of family ‘code word’ to thwart potential kidnapping draws praise from police

Girl’s use of family ‘code word’ to thwart potential kidnapping draws praise from police

iStock/Thinkstock(PINAL COUNTY, Ariz.) — Police are hailing a young girl’s parents for teaching her how to handle “stranger danger” after she asked a man who approached her for a “code word” when he tried to lure her in his van. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office released a warning after the […]

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Winter feel in the air for central, eastern US with colder weather on the way

Winter feel in the air for central, eastern US with colder weather on the way

WEWS(NEW YORK) — The first lake effect snow event of the season delivered over a foot of snow Saturday in parts of southwest New York. Perrysburg, New York, reported 13.8 inches of snow on Saturday with squalls leading to near-zero visibility, and gusty winds to 30 mph. There are still […]

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2 dead in Southern California as Woolsey Fire more than doubles in size over 24 hours

2 dead in Southern California as Woolsey Fire more than doubles in size over 24 hours

iStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — Two fast-moving wildfires that exploded in the hills of Southern California have forced thousands of evacuations, including the entire city of Malibu and a sprawling naval base, as extremely critical fire conditions roar back to life on Sunday. The largest of the two blazes, the Woolsey Fire, […]

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Thousand Oaks suspect died from self-inflicted wound: Officials

Thousand Oaks suspect died from self-inflicted wound: Officials

ABC News(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.) — The veteran suspected of opening fire at a Thousand Oaks, California, bar, killing 12, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an official from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News. Ian David Long, 28, an ex-Marine, fatally shot 11 people at the Borderline Bar […]

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