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WEATHER

*Sunshine to start then afternoon clouds today's high is 70

LOCAL

*Area Fire Departments are warning people to not burn leaves right now.  They say that the weather is too dry and it could cause brush fires. They also said it's like the perfect storm because of the low humidity, dry leaves and a breeze. Many communities don't allow leaf burning but that doesn't always prevent people from doing it.

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*The Wildwood City Council met last night and the future of Hidden Valley Ski Area is up in the air.  Members then sent the matter to another committee for a review.  Hidden Valley officials have said they need to install a zip-line course to increase revenue because winter weather is not dependable.  The city planning and zoning commission in Wildwood approved the proposal with restrictions concerning placement & hours it can be open. 

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NATIONAL

*Arby's is buying Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.9 billion, it's an all cash deal.  The deal follows a trend of other mergers among restaurant chains.  Au Bon Pain bought by Panera, which itself was bought earlier this year by JAB, the owner of Krispy Kreme and Peet's Coffee.In addition, Burger King parent Restaurant Brands bagged Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen earlier this year, and Olive Garden owner Darden bought Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.


*Two large planes preparing to fly overseas from New York's JFK Airport had to be grounded last night after they accidentally clipped wings on the taxiway.

An Egypt Air plane was preparing to take off for Cairo when it collided with a Virgin Atlantic plane which had pulled over to investigate a potential problem. Apparently the Virgin Atlantic plane didn't pull over enough and they clipped each other. Both planes sustained considerable damage, but fortunately no one was hurt. The Egypt Air plane returned to the terminal but the Virgin Atlantic plane had to be towed back. Passengers were re-booked on later flights. 


*For the first time in approximately 30 years, Hawaii this week will restart its monthly statewide tests of its warning sirens for a possible nuclear attack. This comes amid threats of a missile launch from North Korea, emergency management officials said on Monday.

According to officials in Hawaii, the air-raid sirens will blare for about a minute from more than 400 locations on the Hawaiian Islands beginning at 11:45 a.m. on Friday. The tests will subsequently occur on the first business day of the month.

In a video message posted online, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency chief Vern Miyagi said, "Emergency preparedness is knowing what to expect and what to do for all hazards."

Along with the sirens, public service announcements advising Hawaii residents to "get inside, stay inside and stay tuned" will air.

 (Reuters)


NC Amber Alert Issued For Three-Year-Old Girl-

An AMBER Alert is in effect for a three-year-old girl who vanished from her Onslow County, North Carolina home.

Mariah Kay Woods of Jacksonville was taken from her home sometime yesterday morning. Kirsty Woods, the girl’s mother, said she woke up yesterday to find Mariah gone.

Officials are focusing their search near Camp Lejeune with the help of local Marines. Woods is described as white, about two-foot-nine and 30 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Her family says she wears orthopedic leg braces and cannot walk without them.

The Sheriff’s office has cleared the child’s father. 

Source: WFMY


Possible School Plot Is Uncovered In Colorado-

An investigation is underway into what's being called a potential "Columbine-style" threat at Telluride High School.

The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office says the possible plot discussed on Snapchat was first brought to light Sunday after a student reported the conversation. That led to the school to be closed yesterday.

Another threat was made on a Snapchat message that explosives were being placed around the school and they were to be detonated on yesterday. A sweep of the school turned up no weapons or explosives.

One student was taken into protective custody and weapons removed from his home and five others are being questioned in connection with the case. The school will be back open today.

The FBI is involved in the investigation.

Source: Fox 31 Denver


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