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Pick Six Primetime Matchup: Middletown Bounces Back After Tough Loss


Middletown 23, Coventry 13

ABC6 Sports Reporter Natalie Noury interviews Primetime Performer, Islanders quarterback Julian DeLaCruz

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1 arrested, 2 on the run after chase, officer involved shooting


Richland Co., SC (WOLO) –One man is in jail and two others suspects remain on the run following an officer involved shooting that took place just before 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Investigators with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department say the trio led them on a chase ending when deputies say the truck they were going after crashed into at Firetower Road and Western Lane. Authorities say two of the three suspects managed to run off , but deputies say 19-year-old Darreun Miller wasn’t able to dodge them and according to deputies reached for a gun. A deputy fired a missing shot at miller who was later arrested.

Officials say neither Miller or the responding Deputy were injured as a result of the incident.

Miller who is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is charged with conspiracy to commit attempted murder, pointing and presenting, and unlawful carry. if you have any information on the two other suspects call Crimestoppers at

1888-CRIME-SC





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94 Vermonters died from opioid overdose in first half of this year



During the first half of this year, 94 Vermonters died of an accidental opioid overdose, reflecting the sustained increase in such deaths since the Covid-19 pandemic started.

Eighty-eight of the deaths between January and June involved fentanyl, according to a recent report by the Vermont Department of Health. 

Fentanyl, which has dominated fatal opioid use in the state since 2016, is a powerful drug that’s relatively inexpensive to produce and widely available. Authorities said these factors have led illicit drug manufacturers to mix fentanyl with other substances — with or without the knowledge of users.

Addiction recovery professionals point to fentanyl as a major factor in the overdose deaths in Essex County — which posted the state’s highest opioid death rate, at 32.5 deaths per 10,000 residents, during the first half of 2022. It was followed by a rate of 28.4 in Windham County.

Two people died of fatal overdoses in Essex County within this period, a significant number because Essex is Vermont’s least populated county, with fewer than 6,000 residents.

“People are really struggling with it, and we need more support,” said Lila Bennett, director of the Journey to Recovery Community Center in Orleans County, which serves a portion of Essex County.

Essex is only one of two Vermont counties that doesn’t have its own recovery center. Orange County is another, according to the Vermont Recovery Network.

Bennett said that because of Essex County’s remote location in the northeast corner of the state, residents don’t have quick access to social services such as hospitals, emergency responders and recovery support groups.

Right now, her recovery center in Newport is doing outreach work in Essex County, along with Kingdom Recovery Center in neighboring Caledonia County. The centers are between 25 and 35 miles away from Brighton, for example, one of the county’s larger towns.

On top of these factors, Bennett said, her center has received reports of increased drug activity in Essex County during the past six months.

Vermont State Police confirmed the center’s observations. Its narcotics investigation unit “has indeed seen an increase in drug activity in Essex County this year,” state police spokesperson Adam Silverman said.

The rise has primarily been with fentanyl and the stimulant crack cocaine, Silverman said, mirroring information from the Newport recovery center.

The state’s opioid overdose death toll for the first six months of the year is four fewer than in the same period last year. But it’s also 22 more than that of 2020, when fatal overdoses began rising during the pandemic, which upended people’s lives with fear, anxiety, depression, stress, isolation and loneliness.  

State health officials are encouraged that this year’s numbers are lower on average than those of 2021, though they’re cautious about drawing conclusions from the preliminary data.

“We are careful to not infer a trend because the data can change significantly on a month-to-month basis,” said Cynthia Seivwright, director of the health department’s substance use programs division. “The department is continuing our work to address overdoses statewide.”

The opioid overdose death count can change as outstanding death certificates are processed. For instance, the health department initially reported a record-setting 210 fatal opioid overdoses last year. As of this month’s report, that count has jumped to 217.

Nationwide, Vermont ranked No. 9 in opioid overdose deaths last year, according to a VTDigger analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state posted a rate of 39.1 deaths per 100,000 people.

West Virginia, which had the highest rate of overdose fatalities, recorded 76.8 deaths per 100,000 people.

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GB News: Liz Truss has ‘put a gun to party’s head’ with economy plan amid Labour lead | Politics | News


Speaking to GB News, Sam Ashworth-Hayes, Director of Studies at the Henry Jackson Society, argued that Ms Truss could effectively give Tory MPs an ultimatum due to the growing lead Labour have over the Conservatives. According to the Spectator columnist, Ms Truss could tell backbenchers that the only way to win the next general election is to improve the economy by cutting inflation and stimulating growth. 

According to the Oxford University graduate, Ms Truss could well argue that the policies outlined in last week’s mini budget offer the best and possibiy the only way to bring about such growth and the only alternative is losing Tory leadership to Labour.

He said: “The one thing I will say is that the case for being optimistic about getting some of these growth orientated reforms through is that their now 30 points behind Labour in the polls.

“So Truss can basically turn round and say if you want to win the next election you’d better have that economy growing because that’s what’s going to be what gets us over the line.

“So she’s sort of put a gun to the party’s head and said vote for the reform or collapse into turmoil and lose to Starmer.”

It comes as Ms Truss has admitted “there has been disruption” to the UK economy following last week’s mini budget.

Since Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced £45 billion in tax cuts the value of the pound has plummeted almost half of mortgages have been pulled and the Bank of England launched a £65 billion bailout to save pension funds from collapsing.

Speaking to Sky News, the Prime Minister said that the policies were necessary to combat the rising cost of living caused by the war in Ukraine.

She said: “It was very, very important that we took urgent steps to deal with the costs that families are facing this winter, putting in place the energy price guarantee for which we’ve had to borrow to cover the cost… but also making sure that we are not raising taxes at a time where there are global economic forces caused by the war in Ukraine that we need to deal with.

READ MORE:Starmer hit with devastating resignation just hours after facing Truss

She said:”It was important we acted quickly, in that timescale there couldn’t be a full OBR forecast.

“But we are committed to the OBR forecast.

“We are working together with the OBR.

“There will be an event on 23 November where the policies are fully analysed by the OBR, but it was a real priority to me to make sure we’re working to help struggling families.”





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Lane and ramp closures scheduled for portions of U.S. 40 and I-70 on Oct. 4


 

JACKSON COUNTY – Crews will be making pavement repairs that will require the following closures on Tuesday, Oct. 4 beginning at 7:30 p.m. until approximately 5 a.m. the following morning. Motorists will need seek alternate routes during this time. All work is weather permitting:

  • Crews will CLOSE the left lane of eastbound U.S. 40 between Sterling Ave. and Blue Ridge Blvd.
  • Crews will CLOSE the exit ramp from westbound U.S. 40 to westbound Interstate 70.
  • Crews will CLOSE the exit from westbound I-70 to eastbound U.S. 40.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

 

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Western Montana team helping out after Hurricane Ian hits Florida


MISSOULA – Two days after Hurricane Ian first came ashore on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the extent of the damage is becoming more apparent.

Aerial images reveal a wide path of destruction that has left over 20 people dead. U.S. officials say it’s going to take months, even years, to rebuild.

But right now, rescue groups and organizations are doing what they can to help — including first responders from Montana.

A team from Western Montana is stationed in Sarasota County, providing aid to those who have been affected by Hurricane Ian.

“There’s no electricity down there,” said Missoula County Disaster and Emergency Services Deputy Coordinator Nick Holloway. “Some of the roads and bridges are out, they’re seeing river flooding that is still going up. They’re still doing search and rescue operations. So those are the kinds of things we’re seeing. A lot of wind damage as well.”

The Western Montana All Hazards Team has helped with all kinds of natural disasters, and this isn’t their first time providing relief to Florida following a hurricane.

“We were down here for hurricane Michael, which was a Cat 5 hurricane in 2018,” said Holloway.

The team made its way to Florida not only because they want to help people, but because its hazard system is a universal one when it comes to providing aid in natural disasters.



WEB EXTRA: Nick Holloway discusses helping out in Florida following Hurricane Ian

WEB EXTRA: Nick Holloway discusses helping out in Florida following Hurricane Ian



They are there to support and bolster ongoing efforts including cleanup and search and rescue.

“We all experience disasters from time to time and right now, Florida is experiencing a significant disaster,“ Holloway told MTN News.

Holloway and his team are going to be in Florida for a total of 14 days. They are currently on day two.

MTN News also confirmed that 20 hotshot firefighters from the Flathead National Forest have been mobilized to help with Hurricane Ian relief.

For resources on how you can help, you can click here.

Western Montana team helping out after Hurricane Ian hits Florida





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Our Chris Heise Play of the week nominees!


Both plays come from the gridiron! Oakes Adler Paeper and Fargo South-Emanuel Spiyee battle it out!

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- This weeks Chris Heise Play of the week  is showcasing some serious hands!

Adler Paeper racked up the YAC yards with the catch and run for Oakes High School.

Down South Emanuel Spiyee went to the top floor to Moss his defender for a ridiculous grab.

Go vote on our twitter poll and pick a winner!

 

 





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Neighbors react to two bodies found in Bennington home



What happened inside a Bennington home early Friday morning remains a mystery, but we know two people died and neighbors are stunned. A well-being check led deputies to the home near 158th and Fourth Streets. They forced their way in, then found the bodies. Investigators are not saying how the people died, but tell KETV there is no danger to the public. We spoke with a neighbor who knew a woman who lived at the house. “Oh yeah, she was so sweet and so kind. She would do anything for anybody, she was just an exceptionally neat person,” said Marilyn Beam, a nearby resident. Beam says the woman was fairly new to the neighborhood, but not to Bennington. “She and her family have lived in Bennington all their lives. Exceptionally great people, so sweet and kind,” said Beam. Deputies sealed off the house all day as they investigated Friday. “Scary, scary. But I guess it could happen anywhere, but you just don’t ever expect it to happen to you,” said Beam. Neighbors say the area is normally quiet. For those who knew the woman and her family, some gentle words: “Our prayers are with you. We love you so much. It’s going to be hard. But if you need anything, we’d be more than happy to help,” said Beam. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says it will not release any more information until the autopsy results come in.

What happened inside a Bennington home early Friday morning remains a mystery, but we know two people died and neighbors are stunned.

A well-being check led deputies to the home near 158th and Fourth Streets. They forced their way in, then found the bodies.

Investigators are not saying how the people died, but tell KETV there is no danger to the public. We spoke with a neighbor who knew a woman who lived at the house.

“Oh yeah, she was so sweet and so kind. She would do anything for anybody, she was just an exceptionally neat person,” said Marilyn Beam, a nearby resident.

Beam says the woman was fairly new to the neighborhood, but not to Bennington.

“She and her family have lived in Bennington all their lives. Exceptionally great people, so sweet and kind,” said Beam.

Deputies sealed off the house all day as they investigated Friday.

“Scary, scary. But I guess it could happen anywhere, but you just don’t ever expect it to happen to you,” said Beam.

Neighbors say the area is normally quiet. For those who knew the woman and her family, some gentle words:

“Our prayers are with you. We love you so much. It’s going to be hard. But if you need anything, we’d be more than happy to help,” said Beam.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says it will not release any more information until the autopsy results come in.



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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles toward sea



File video above: North Korea completed prep for new nuclear test, South Korea claimsNorth Korea on Saturday fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the North’s fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals.South Korea’s military said that it detected the two North Korean missile launches 18 minutes apart on Saturday morning coming from the North’s capital region. Japan’s Defense Ministry said it also spotted the launches.“The repeated ballistic missile firings by North Korea are a grave provocation that undermines peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the international community,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.It said South Korea strongly condemns the launches and urges North Korea to stop testing ballistic missiles.Toshiro Ino, Japan’s vice defense minister, called the launches “absolutely impermissible.” He said the four rounds of missile testing by North Korea in a week is “unprecedented.”According to South Korean and Japanese estimates, the North Korean missiles flew about 220-250 miles at a maximum altitude of 20-30 miles before they landed in the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.Ino, the Japanese vice minister, said the missiles showed “irregular” trajectory. The five other ballistic missiles fired by North Korea on three occasions this week also show similar low trajectories.Some experts say that the weapons are nuclear-capable, highly maneuverable missiles modeled after Russia’s Iskander missile. That Iskander-like missile is capable of striking strategic targets in South Korea, including U.S. military bases there.Saturday’s launches came a day after South Korea, Japan and the United States held their first trilateral anti-submarine drills in five years off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast. Earlier this week, South Korean and U.S. warships conducted bilateral exercises in the area for four days. Both military drills this week involved the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group.North Korea views such military drills among its rivals as an invasion rehearsal and often responds with its own weapons tests.The North Korean missile tests this week also came before and after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Korea on Thursday and reaffirmed the “ironclad” U.S. commitment to the security of its Asian allies.This year, North Korea has carried out a record number of missile tests in what experts call an attempt to expand its weapons arsenal amid stalled nuclear diplomacy with the United States. The weapons tested this year included nuclear-capable missiles with the ability to reach the U.S. mainland, South Korea and Japan.South Korean and U.S. officials say North Korea has also completed preparations to conduct a nuclear test, which would be its first in five years.Experts say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un eventually wants to use the enlarged nuclear arsenal to pressure the United States and others accept his country as a legitimate nuclear state, a recognition he views as necessary to win the lifting of international sanctions and other concessions.Multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions ban North Korea from testing ballistic missiles and nuclear devices. The country’s missile launches this year are seen as exploiting a divide at the U.N. council over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and U.S.-China competitions.In May, China and Russia vetoed a U.S.-led attempt to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its ballistic missile launches.“North Korea’s frequent short-range missile tests may strain the isolated state’s resources. But because of deadlock on the U.N. Security Council, they are a low-cost way for the Kim regime to signal its displeasure with Washington and Seoul’s defense exercises while playing the domestic politics of countering an external threat,” said Leif-Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul.

File video above: North Korea completed prep for new nuclear test, South Korea claims

North Korea on Saturday fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the North’s fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals.

South Korea’s military said that it detected the two North Korean missile launches 18 minutes apart on Saturday morning coming from the North’s capital region. Japan’s Defense Ministry said it also spotted the launches.

“The repeated ballistic missile firings by North Korea are a grave provocation that undermines peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the international community,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

It said South Korea strongly condemns the launches and urges North Korea to stop testing ballistic missiles.

Toshiro Ino, Japan’s vice defense minister, called the launches “absolutely impermissible.” He said the four rounds of missile testing by North Korea in a week is “unprecedented.”

According to South Korean and Japanese estimates, the North Korean missiles flew about 220-250 miles at a maximum altitude of 20-30 miles before they landed in the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.

Ino, the Japanese vice minister, said the missiles showed “irregular” trajectory. The five other ballistic missiles fired by North Korea on three occasions this week also show similar low trajectories.

Some experts say that the weapons are nuclear-capable, highly maneuverable missiles modeled after Russia’s Iskander missile. That Iskander-like missile is capable of striking strategic targets in South Korea, including U.S. military bases there.

Saturday’s launches came a day after South Korea, Japan and the United States held their first trilateral anti-submarine drills in five years off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast. Earlier this week, South Korean and U.S. warships conducted bilateral exercises in the area for four days. Both military drills this week involved the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group.

North Korea views such military drills among its rivals as an invasion rehearsal and often responds with its own weapons tests.

The North Korean missile tests this week also came before and after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Korea on Thursday and reaffirmed the “ironclad” U.S. commitment to the security of its Asian allies.

This year, North Korea has carried out a record number of missile tests in what experts call an attempt to expand its weapons arsenal amid stalled nuclear diplomacy with the United States. The weapons tested this year included nuclear-capable missiles with the ability to reach the U.S. mainland, South Korea and Japan.

South Korean and U.S. officials say North Korea has also completed preparations to conduct a nuclear test, which would be its first in five years.

Experts say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un eventually wants to use the enlarged nuclear arsenal to pressure the United States and others accept his country as a legitimate nuclear state, a recognition he views as necessary to win the lifting of international sanctions and other concessions.

Multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions ban North Korea from testing ballistic missiles and nuclear devices. The country’s missile launches this year are seen as exploiting a divide at the U.N. council over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and U.S.-China competitions.

In May, China and Russia vetoed a U.S.-led attempt to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its ballistic missile launches.

“North Korea’s frequent short-range missile tests may strain the isolated state’s resources. But because of deadlock on the U.N. Security Council, they are a low-cost way for the Kim regime to signal its displeasure with Washington and Seoul’s defense exercises while playing the domestic politics of countering an external threat,” said Leif-Eric Easley, a professor at Ewha University in Seoul.



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