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Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm. It's the latest sign that the outbreak has kept spreading after having already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 million birds nationwide. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the state's 13th case of bird flu was found on an egg-laying farm in northeast Nebraska's Dixon County. All the chickens on the Nebraska farm are being killed to limit the spread of the disease. Officials say the virus presents little risk to human health because human cases are extremely rare and infected birds aren't allowed into the nation's food supply.

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Police in Phoenix are looking for a driver who fled the scene after a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle on a residential street northeast of downtown. Police say they responded to the hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian near 48th Street and McDowell Road at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The victim was identified as 40-year-old Jeremy Ortiz. Police say the driver left the area and has not been identified. An investigation was continuing on Sunday.

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A suburban New York firefighter says his instinct and training kicked in when he spotted a burning car on a Connecticut roadside and went on to rescue the injured driver. Nicholas Perri Jr. was driving home from work and didn’t have firefighting gear when he saw the blazing vehicle on the side of Route 7 near Brookfield early Saturday morning, but he ran in to help. He tells NBC Connecticut that he used every ounce of muscle and adrenaline possible to pull the driver to safety through a passenger-side window. Brookfield volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel soon arrived and took the woman to a hospital.

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Sheriff's officials say a 76-year-old passenger was killed when a vehicle being test driven by an 86-year-old man turned into the path of another car just outside the Florida car dealership. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the crash happened Saturday evening in Winter Haven. Investigators say the man test driving the 2023 Nissan Rogue turned left in front of an oncoming vehicle as they were returning to the car lot. They say Jean Worme dead at the scene. The driver suffered minor injuries. The sales representative from the dealership, who had gone on the test drive, and the driver of the other vehicle weren't injured.

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Police in South Carolina are looking for a missing 5-year-old child after a check on the child’s mother found the woman dead after she had not been seen for weeks. Orangeburg County deputies sent to a home in Orangeburg on Thanksgiving found the mother dead, but no sign of Aspen Jeter. Someone called police asking to check on the woman because she had not been seen in weeks. The Coroner’s Office is still investigating the woman’s death and have not released her name or how he died. Deputies continue to look for the missing child and are asking anyone who thinks they might have information to call them.

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Connecticut lawmakers are set to discuss gasoline taxes, heating-bill help, pandemic pay for essential workers and other issues when they convene for a special legislative session on Monday. Gov. Ned Lamont has said he's calling the General Assembly into special session to help Connecticut residents cope with rising prices. Connecticut’s 25-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax is currently suspended through Nov. 30. The Democratic governor wants to keep the tax on hold until the end of the year, then start adding back five cents per month until hitting the prior 25-cent-per-gallon amount in May.

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Authorities say a 16-year-old Pennsylvania youth is facing a criminal homicide charge after another teen reported receiving a video from him saying he had just killed someone and showing “the legs and feet of someone covered in blood.” Bensalem police said the girl’s mother called 911 Friday and officers sent to the mobile home found a juvenile female deceased on the bathroom floor with an apparent gunshot wound. The youth fled but was later arrested and charged with criminal homicide, possessing instruments of crime and evidence-tampering. Authorities said in an affidavit of probable cause that he said “it was an accident.” Court documents don't list an attorney.

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Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm. It's the latest sign that the outbreak has kept spreading after having already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 million birds nationwide. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the state's 13th case of bird flu was found on an egg-laying farm in northeast Nebraska's Dixon County. All the chickens on the Nebraska farm are being killed to limit the spread of the disease. Officials say the virus presents little risk to human health because human cases are extremely rare and infected birds aren't allowed into the nation's food supply.

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Police in Phoenix are looking for a driver who fled the scene after a man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle on a residential street northeast of downtown. Police say they responded to the hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian near 48th Street and McDowell Road at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The victim was identified as 40-year-old Jeremy Ortiz. Police say the driver left the area and has not been identified. An investigation was continuing on Sunday.

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A suburban New York firefighter says his instinct and training kicked in when he spotted a burning car on a Connecticut roadside and went on to rescue the injured driver. Nicholas Perri Jr. was driving home from work and didn’t have firefighting gear when he saw the blazing vehicle on the side of Route 7 near Brookfield early Saturday morning, but he ran in to help. He tells NBC Connecticut that he used every ounce of muscle and adrenaline possible to pull the driver to safety through a passenger-side window. Brookfield volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel soon arrived and took the woman to a hospital.

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Sheriff's officials say a 76-year-old passenger was killed when a vehicle being test driven by an 86-year-old man turned into the path of another car just outside the Florida car dealership. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the crash happened Saturday evening in Winter Haven. Investigators say the man test driving the 2023 Nissan Rogue turned left in front of an oncoming vehicle as they were returning to the car lot. They say Jean Worme dead at the scene. The driver suffered minor injuries. The sales representative from the dealership, who had gone on the test drive, and the driver of the other vehicle weren't injured.

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Police in South Carolina are looking for a missing 5-year-old child after a check on the child’s mother found the woman dead after she had not been seen for weeks. Orangeburg County deputies sent to a home in Orangeburg on Thanksgiving found the mother dead, but no sign of Aspen Jeter. Someone called police asking to check on the woman because she had not been seen in weeks. The Coroner’s Office is still investigating the woman’s death and have not released her name or how he died. Deputies continue to look for the missing child and are asking anyone who thinks they might have information to call them.

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Connecticut lawmakers are set to discuss gasoline taxes, heating-bill help, pandemic pay for essential workers and other issues when they convene for a special legislative session on Monday. Gov. Ned Lamont has said he's calling the General Assembly into special session to help Connecticut residents cope with rising prices. Connecticut’s 25-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax is currently suspended through Nov. 30. The Democratic governor wants to keep the tax on hold until the end of the year, then start adding back five cents per month until hitting the prior 25-cent-per-gallon amount in May.

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Authorities say a 16-year-old Pennsylvania youth is facing a criminal homicide charge after another teen reported receiving a video from him saying he had just killed someone and showing “the legs and feet of someone covered in blood.” Bensalem police said the girl’s mother called 911 Friday and officers sent to the mobile home found a juvenile female deceased on the bathroom floor with an apparent gunshot wound. The youth fled but was later arrested and charged with criminal homicide, possessing instruments of crime and evidence-tampering. Authorities said in an affidavit of probable cause that he said “it was an accident.” Court documents don't list an attorney.

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Crisis response is one way to sum up Hawaii Gov. David Ige's eight years in office. He faced a volcanic eruption that destroyed 700 homes, protests blocking construction of a cutting-edge multibillion-dollar telescope and a false alert about an incoming ballistic missile. During the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism shut down and Hawaii’s unemployment rate soared above 22%. Ige will hand over leadership of the state to his successor, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, on Dec. 5. Ige says that the job can be stressful but it's the best one he could ever have because "what we do matters to people every single day."

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Police say two small children died of stab wounds after their mother was taken into custody for observation in New York City. Police say a 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy were found in a Bronx apartment with multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso Saturday night. The 24-year-old mother had been taken into custody and transported to a hospital after acting erratically less than an hour earlier. A short time later, police received a 911 call for the same location reporting two children were not breathing. Officers returned to the apartment and tried to resuscitate the boys, who died while being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The mother was not arrested and the father was not taken into custody.

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CHERRYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Cherryville woman’s first birthday party ever at age 105 turned out just perfect. Line dancers and square dancers performed routines to entertain her, 12-year-old Lily brought her 10-week-old yellow Labrador named Nina for her to pet and she even got the chance to …

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