Missing Autistic ChildGRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are looking for a missing 19 yea-old female with Down’s Syndrome.

She was last seen in the 38500 block of Redwood Hwy. near O’Brien at 9:30 a.m. this morning. Josephine County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue are en route.  If you have any information on this missing child call 911 to speak to the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.

A description of the girl is: 5’4″ tall, 120 lbs, Brown Hair (french braided), Brown Eyes, Light skin.  Last seen wearing Jeans, hunter green colored sweatshirt.

JakeFORT COLLINS, Colo. — Many people are calling a Fort Collins man “Dad of the Year” for his very unique costume ideas. His son, 6-year-old Jake Schell has cerebral palsy and the epilepsy. When he was younger, his parents could carry him from door to door.

Now in his wheelchair, they are getting creative with elaborate costume constructions of pirate ships, tanks, and a fire engine. Jake’s dad says it all started with a bunch of cardboard, spray paint and duct tape. Now Jake’s costumes could easily win contests.

Jake’s Mother, Misty Gregory, says, “For once instead of Jake looking out going ‘Oh I wish I could be out wandering around like these kids’ they’re kind of like, ‘man I wish I could be in that wheelchair.’”

Jake’s stepdad says he got inspiration for the costumes online, but they’re mostly his creations. He says it’s a great way to get the family together to work on a project.

 ss2aCNN – Virgin Galactic’s “SpaceShipTwo” was destroyed after experiencing “an in-flight anomaly” during a test flight today. The company mae the announcement on Twitter.

California Highway Patrol confirmed one person was killed in the crash and another was seriously hurt.

Virgin Galactic has planned for years to use “SpaceShipTwo” to transport paying passengers to outer space and let them experience a few minutes of weightlessness before returning to ground.

The company said today’s test flight began in Mojave, California.

 

parachutistST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A daredevil parachutist, got stuck in a radio tower. Firefighters say he climbed the tower to try to jump off of it, but things didn’t go as planned.

Firefighters couldn’t get him down for about two hours. However, once they did get him on the ground, he got a round of applause from people watching the whole ordeal.

He did go to the hospital to get checked out, but was later in trouble with police.

Rocket ExplosionCNN — The rocket that exploded just seconds after launch Tuesday night was apparently ordered to self-destruct. That’s according to Orbital Sciences Corp., which made the device.

When it became clear there was a problem with the launch, a company spokesman says the flight termination button was hit to make sure the rocket didn’t land in a populated area. The blast scattered debris over a large area.

The cargo module was carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments bound for the international space station.

Wichita AirportWICHITA, Kan. — FAA investigators have been on the scene where a plane crashed and killed four people. The investigators say the twin-engine plane lost one of its engines on takeoff.

Four other people are still missing, and five others are injured. Investigators say the plane crashed into a building across the street from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, trapping hundreds of travelers inside.

So far, the building is too unsafe for officials to begin searching for recovery of remains.

Studded Tire Season EndsSALEM, Ore. — People are already feeling winter temperatures in some regions. Tomorrow, drivers will be allowed to drive with studded tires in Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Transportation says studs are allowed from Nov. 1st through March 31st. Some transportation officials say it’s best to use all-weather tires or chains when it snows, instead of studded tires, because studded tires can damage highways and bridge decks.

Salvation Army Ringing In The SeasonMEDFORD, Ore. — The Salvation Army continues to conduct interviews for Christmas bell ringer positions through Thursday, Nov. 6. Interviews will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 through 6th at the Salvation Army’s Church Office located at 304 Beatty St. in Medford. No appointments are necessary.

Bell ringing begins Monday, Nov. 17 at limited locations and will conclude on Christmas Eve.

Applicants must be able to provide the name, address and daytime phone number for two references. In addition, individuals must be able to pass a criminal background check in order to be employed by The Salvation Army.

For more information, call 541-773-6965.

 

Photo Courtesy: CCSO

Photo Courtesy: CCSO

[UPDATE - 11:20 AM] – According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Dept., deputies located the suspect’s car, and some sort of officer-involved shooting ensued. Highway 14 was reopened.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Two Vancouver schools and a church are on lock down right now, after reports of a shooting in the area.

The Clark County Sheriff says deputies are looking for John Kendall, the man they believe to be armed and dangerous. Kendall was last seen driving a 2002 silver Buick with the license plate numbers ANX6459. Washington State Highway 14 has been closed to traffic.

A Clark County sheriff’s dispatcher told the Associated Press that two people were shot and wounded at different locations in Vancouver. CCSO later announced there was an officer-involved shooting and no officers were hurt. Officials say one shooting victim has been taken to the hospital. SWAT is assisting with the search.

This is a developing story, we will bring you the most up to date information in our later newscasts.

Halloween StockCLEVELAND, Ohio — Halloween is a day built around fear. Doctors say if we don’t learn to cope with what scares us, our fears can negatively affect our health. Although our fears generate from our brain, doctors say we’re affected physically by the “fight or flight” response.

They also say that increased adrenaline can be toxic in large doses, because it can disrupt the heart’s normal rhythm. Whether it’s caused by Halloween or a horror movie, doctors say a good way to keep your fears in check is to simply breathe.

Dr. Mike McKee with the Cleveland Clinic says, “People can learn to reduce their fear. There are some commonalities: learning how to relax, learning how to breathe deeply, and abdominally and calming down the whole physical system.”

Doctors also say it’s critical to keep your fears from creating chronic stress, which can lead to long-term health problems.

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