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Authorities in West Virginia say a state police officer has been fatally shot and a suspect is being sought. Gov. Jim Justice has identified the officer as Sgt. Cory Maynard. State Police say in a statement that officers responded Friday to a complaint of a shooting in the Beech Creek area of Mingo County. They were met with gunfire upon arriving, and Maynard was struck. Police identified a suspect as a 29-year-old Beech Creek resident and were on the scene trying to find him. News outlets reported that residents were advised to stay indoors during the search, and a nighttime high school graduation ceremony was postponed.

A frantic 911 call to report at least one person had been fatally shot led law enforcement to discover four bodies at a home in Maine and eventually to arrest a man who fired at vehicles on a nearby highway. That's according to heavily redacted transcripts from 30 emergency calls that the Maine Department of Public Safety provided to The Associated Press on Friday. The first call appears to be about the fatal shootings in Bowdoin. But an hour later, dozens of 911 callers reported gunfire on I-295 and state police quickly joined the dots. Police say Joseph Eaton confessed to the shootings in Bowdoin and on the highway. Authorities identified his parents and two of their friends as the deceased.

A new report finds several shortcomings in Buffalo's response to a historic December blizzard in which 31 city residents died. The report was released Friday by New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. It says Buffalo’s snow-removal fleet was no match for heavy snow and high winds, and the city fell short in warning residents and providing shelter. Mayor Byron Brown commissioned the report amid questions about why the storm was so devastating in an area accustomed to heavy snow. The 175-page report also found the storm exacerbated existing inequities in the city.

An Alaska fishing adventure became a nightmare for a family of eight when the wreckage of one of the two boats they’d chartered over the Memorial Day weekend was found partially submerged off an island. The frantic search for survivors has only brought tragedy to the Tyau family. Two sisters and one of their husbands are dead. The other’s partner and the boat captain remain missing in the waters off southeast Alaska four days after the boat didn’t return Sunday. Authorities suspended a 20-hour search covering 825 square miles on Monday. They have no plans to resume it.


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