Police: Vandal Set Fire That Destroyed School Storage Sheds

Flash floods damage more than 30 California homes – Yahoo News

Calif. Roads Cleared After Mudslide

Me and my friend had to scramble up a cliff to get out of the way of it.” He and 12 other hikers huddled together and called 911. When the operator asked for a cross street they had to explain that they were in the forest. A woman who lives near Forest Falls lit a fire in her fireplace and let them dry out. Nearly 2,500 people, including a group of about 500 campers who spent the night at a community center near Forest Falls, were stranded in the woodsy communities until roads reopened Monday.
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A vandal was responsible for the fire that destroyed two storage sheds outside of a local school district’s $600,000 agriculture barn, police said Thursday evening.

Flames engulfed the sheds when the first crew arrived, Assistant Waco Fire Chief Patrick Kerwin said. Hewitt firefighters arrived shortly afterward to assist in battling the flames. Firefighters had the fire under control in less than 10 minutes but they didnt leave the scene until after 6 a.m., Kerwin said.
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(AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, David Bauman). An official of Forest Home Christian Conference Center in Forest Falls, Calif., inspects damage on the property following thunderstorms on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

4) Load More MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) When the skies opened up with a vengeance, Michael Honer had a front row seat to the powerful forces of Mother Nature. In a house overlooking Bear Creek in the tiny town of Mount Baldy, he watched the stream flow for the first time in two years. At first, it carried only leaves. By the time the rain stopped an hour later, the flow had carried away logs, rocks and even cars, sweeping a driver to his death. “The stream was a raging black torrent of debris and big logs and muddy, silty water,” Honer said Monday as he shoveled mud outside a friend’s house above the creek.
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Illinois farmland to sell in Sept. 12 Murray Wise Associates auction – Yahoo Finance

“Taken as a whole, these three tracts make up a complete, self-contained operation. However, it may well be that an investor or someone who doesn’t need the home and storage might bid on one or both of the land tracts,” he said. The farm is located in the Allin and Dale Townships, approximately 10 miles west of Bloomington. Schum noted that the land is free of a lease contract for the 2015 growing season. “Because there is no lease after the current crop season, the new owner or owners will be free to farm this land for themselves or to negotiate a new lease,” said Schum.
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