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Florida shooting suspect hospitalized for mental illness

by Onize Ohikere & Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/27/18, 04:44 pm

UPDATE: The suspect in Sunday’s deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had a history of mental illness, according to court records found on Monday. As a teenager, David Katz, 24, was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. The records are part of the divorce filings of Katz’s parents, who disagreed about how to care for their son and divorced in 2007.

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Wildfire devastates California towns

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/27/18, 11:49 am

An explosive wildfire is wreaking death and destruction on Northern California communities. The so-called Carr Fire has killed a bulldozer operator and a firefighter, burned three more firefighters, destroyed dozens of homes, and forced thousands of terrified residents to flee the towns of Shasta and Keswick, and the more populated city of Redding. The fire is “taking down everything in its path,” California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Scott McLean said.

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Another fire eats through Northern California

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/26/18, 10:37 am

Raging wildfires in Northern California are again forcing thousands of residents to flee. A fire about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento has devoured more than 20 homes and buildings since Saturday. Officials say the blaze threatens more homes in Lake County, which has been ravaged by fire the past few years. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency there Monday. CalFire Capt. Jordan Motta said more than 250 firefighters were battling the blaze. Officials have not yet determined a cause for any of the fires.

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