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WEATHER

*Scattered thunderstorms this morning and afternoon, a few storms may be severe, today's high is 79

LOCAL

*Officials in Lone Elk Park are warning people to not try and take selfies with Elk or get too close to them.  According to reports, 2 women have been injured since September 30th.  Park officials say it's mating season & visitors need to stay 100 feet away.  People who get too close to the animals may be cited for trespassing or wildlife harassment.

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NATIONAL

A campus police officer at Texas Tech was shot and killed last night and the university was placed on lockdown as authorities looked for the shooter.

Police at the Lubbock, Texas university say they were doing a welfare check of a student and found drugs and paraphernalia. Officers brought the student, 19-year-old Hollis Daniels, to the campus police station for questioning when he pulled out a gun and shot an officer in the head. He then fled on foot and the campus was placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes. He was eventually captured near the football stadium. (USA Today)


How You Can Support World Mental Health Day-

In case you didn’t know it, today is World Mental Health Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health, according to the World Health Organization.

Here are some ways you can support those with mental health that are in your world, or you if a sufferer.

  • Educate yourself. Know why your loved one acts the way they do so you can better help.
  • Push for workplace wellness programs
  • Practice kindness. Oh, does this go a long way!
  • Offer your support to loved ones and friends
  • Speak up. Talk about what you go through, if you have a mental health issue

Source: Bustle 


*The Governor of California Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as fires blazed in both Northern and Southern California yesterday with Northern California getting the worst of it.  At least 10 people were killed and 1,500 structures were lost, as more than 14 fires blazed in eight different counties.  The firestorm is one of the worst in the state's history.  (Los Angeles Times)

There's also a fire burning in Orange County's Anaheim Hills in Southern California. Several homes have been destroyed there and at least 1,000 people have been evacuated as the blaze has spread to 5,000 acres. 

(Los Angeles Times)


Clean Power Plan Will Be Rolled Back Today-

EPA chief Scott Pruitt is making moves on Obama-era rules on power plants.

Speaking in Kentucky yesterday, Pruitt said he will sign a proposed rule, today, to start unwinding the prior administration's clean power plan and noted, “The war against coal is over.”

The rules aim to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The policy was a key part of Obama administration efforts to curb climate change. The Obama plan has been a long time subject of legal battles, and will continue to be.

Source: Washington Post 


Twitter Blocks Political Ad-

Twitter is blocking Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's campaign announcement video.

In the ad, Blackburn makes a controversial statement about the sale of fetal body parts for medical research. The self-proclaimed "politically incorrect" conservative Republican says stopping Planned Parenthood from selling "baby body parts" is one her major accomplishments. Twitter has deemed the statement inflammatory, but said she could run the video if she removes that portion.

Blackburn is running for retiring Senator Bob Corker's seat.

Source: Fox News

SPORTS

*The Blues beat the Islanders 3-2.  The Blues play tonight at 6pm, it's an away game

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