Month: August 2016

BREAKING: Half of Italian town lost, people buried in 6.2 magnitude earthquake

BREAKING- Reuters is reporting the central Italian town of Amatrice was badly damaged by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck early on Wednesday, with people trapped under the rubble, the town’s mayor said. “The roads in and out of town are cut off. Half the town is gone,” Sergio Pirozzi, mayor of Amatrice, told RAI state television. “There are people under the rubble… There’s been a landslide and a bridge might collapse.” Italy’s Civil Protection agency said the earthquake was “severe” and there had been reports of damage, while a refuge on Gran Sasso mountain said on its Facebook page that a...

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Lakota Country Times editor says showdown brewing between Sioux and government at Standing Rock

STANDING ROCK, Dakotas- The following is an editorial written by Brandon Ecoffey, Lakota Country Times Editor, concerning the ongoing Standing Rock debacle where hundreds of Native Americans have gathered to oppose and protest the the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL): “For many Americans the fact that the poorest people in the United States have promised to lay their lives down to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline is a bewildering experience. The shock that comes along with the realization that the Oceti Sakowin have come together once again as a united front against one of this country’s...

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Hillary Clinton was listed as an “inside threat” during Fort Leonard Wood training

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri– Army Times reports a  PowerPoint training slide listing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and retired Gen. David Petraeus among “insiders” who threatened national security was in use for 18 months at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, before Army officials pulled it out of circulation. The image includes photos of Clinton and Petraeus along with Maj. Nidal Hasan (who shot and killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009), Aaron Alexis (who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard in 2013), Chelsea Manning (convicted in 2013 for leaking documents while an active-duty soldier)...

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American soldier killed, another wounded in Afghanistan roadside bomb attack

AFGHANISTAN –The Military Times reports an American service member was killed and another wounded Tuesday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan. Neither American has been identified. The wounded service member is in stable condition, according a statement issued by the NATO command in Kabul. Six Afghan soldiers also were injured. The attack occurred in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, which has experienced growing violence in recent weeks as resurgent Taliban forces have reclaimed large swaths of territory previously secured by U.S. personnel. On Monday, officials announced the deployment of 100 American personnel to Helmand’s provincial capital.   File...

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Small fire closes BEAR Market consignment shop in Camdenton

CAMDENTON, Missouri- Camdenton Fire Rescue says on August 21, 2016 at 8:26 PM, the Camdenton Fire Department responded to a fire alarm sounding at 625 West US Highway 54 at the Camdenton Post Office and Bear Market and a water flow alarm sounding at Bear Market. Camdenton Fire Department arrived to find significant smoke inside Bear Market. The incident was upgraded to a working fire and Mid County Fire Protection District responded to the scene to assist, the agency says. Firefighters made entry into Bear Market to find a fire burning in the bathroom in the center of the business...

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