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WEATHER

*Overcast with showers today high near 54, tomorrow's high is 76


LOCAL

*Former President Bill Clinton will be in St. Louis today!  He is visiting the programs supports by the Clinton Foundation.  First up he'll stop at Gateway Elementary School, then he'll check out a city bus that's been converted into a grocery store on wheels & finally he visits a program that provides under-served girls with increased education in science, technology, engineering and math classes.

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NATIONAL

New York Governor Beefs Up Security Statewide-

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is ordering beefed up security at high profile locations across the state following yesterday's terror attack in lower Manhattan.

He is directing state agencies, including the New York State Police, National Guard, Division of Homeland Security and MTA and Port Authority Police to increase their presence at high profile locations. He says airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems will all see additional manpower deployed.

Cuomo also asked people to be vigilant and report suspicious activity. He also directed One World Trade Center to be lit in red, white and blue in honor of freedom and democracy.

 Source: Newsday 


Northern California Wildfires Are The Costliest In U.S. History-

The wildfires that swept across Northern California's wine country and beyond are the most expensive in U.S. history. Damages total more than three-billion dollars and state insurance officials say that figure is certain to go higher. The blazes killed more than 40 people and destroyed nearly nine-thousand homes and businesses. The fires started burning on October 8th and 9th and scorched more than 380 square miles. All the fires are now fully contained after firefighters surrounded the last two uncontained fires yesterday.

Source: Fortune


Investigators Want Public Footage Of NYC Attack-

The FBI and NYPD are looking to the public for help in the ongoing investigation into the terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan.  A rented truck was driven into a crowded bike and pedestrian path, leaving eight people dead and more than a dozen injured. The public is being urged to share any images or videos that could assist in the investigation to the FBI at FBI.gov/nyctribeca. People are also urged to phone in any tips to either the FBI at 800-CALL-FBI or the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

Source: North Jersey.com


Disasters Across The Country Are Adding Up-

FEMA chief Brock Long says the ongoing recovery from recent hurricanes and big wildfires is likely costing about 200-million dollars a day.

In a Senate hearing yesterday, Long called the rash of natural disasters unprecedented. He also said he's never seen a more disturbing disaster than the California fires. California Democrat Kamala Harris noted that the fires caused more than 40 deaths and the loss of nearly 89-hundred structures. The agency chief praised the work of first responders and said tens of thousands of lives were saved in the three hurricanes and wildfires. Long talked about the challenging recovery process in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and said work continues to restore electricity every day. Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson noted Puerto Rico's aging and faulty electrical power grid. Source: USA Today


SPORTS

*The World Series is going to a final game on Wednesday, after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros, 3-1, on Halloween night to even the series at three games apiece!

*The Blues are off today!

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