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    New York City Mayor Eric Adams unveiled three new types of robots on Tuesday that will be used by police officers in the city. The NYPD will use the Digidog robot to enter confined spaces, such as in the subway system and places where potentially dangerous suspects have barricaded. The Digid…

    An evacuation order has been lifted for residents near a southwest Louisiana refining company where lighting is believed to have sparked a fire at a chemical storage tank. The fire at a Lake Charles refinery started Saturday afternoon as a storm moved through.  Louisiana State Police said it was extinguished early Sunday. The tank contained the volatile toxic chemical napthalene. No injuries were reported. An evacuation was ordered for people within 1.5 miles of the facility. Multiple fire brigades fought the fire, which was put out around 4 a.m. The evacuation order was lifted at around 6 a.m.

    Four people are dead and seven others were seriously injured after a car crossed the center line of a Missouri highway and struck five motorcycles. The accident happened Saturday afternoon on a state highway near Aurora. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Toyota Corolla crossed the center line of the two-lane highway and struck five motorcycles, ejecting the drivers and passengers on each motorcycle. One of the motorcycles caught fire. Two motorcycle drivers and two passengers died. One of the passengers was a 17-year-old girl. The 51-year-old woman who was driving the Toyota was arrested on suspicion of impairment. That is what the patrol told KYTV-TV. As of Sunday, no charges had been filed.

    Fire crews in New Jersey have completely contained two major fires that threatened homes and prompted evacuations earlier in the week. New Jersey Forest Fire Service officials on Saturday night announced complete containment of the 210-acre Flatiron wildfire blaze in Medford in Burlington County. The fire started just after midnight Friday and was burning toward 40 homes before crews managed to move the blaze away from the structures. Firefighters earlier announced complete containment of a fire burning in the Bass River State Forest in the Pinelands. The blaze, the largest in the state this year, had burned about  5,475-acres (2,215 hectares) since Wednesday.

    Chicago police say a 25-year-old woman was fatally shot and six other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a remembrance for a man who died in a car crash. Deputy Chief Adnardo Gutierrez of the Chicago Police Department says a large group of people had gathered about 1 a.m. on Sunday to mark four years since a man’s fatal crash when there was an altercation and shots rang out. He says seven people were wounded and one of them, a 25-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Five of six other shooting victims were hospitalized in good condition but a 29-year-old man was in critical condition. Gutierrez says the shooting remains under investigation.


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