Homes evacuated in search for man accused of shooting North Carolina deputy, cops say

Homes were evacuated during the search for a man accused of shooting two people, including an Eastern North Carolina sheriff’s deputy, officials say.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office was called to a house Thursday night when the suspect appeared with an “assault-type rifle” and started firing, striking a deputy near the neck, the department said in a Facebook post.

Officials early Friday said they were still looking for the suspect accused of the shooting in La Grange, a town roughly 70 miles southeast of Raleigh. At first, deputies thought the suspect was near Lang Skinner Road, prompting them to tell residents to leave their homes, according to the sheriff’s office.

While officers surrounded the area, the suspect on Friday morning repeatedly shot a resident, stole his pickup and left the scene, the sheriff’s department wrote on Facebook. The truck is a 2003 model Dodge Dakota with red paint and

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Reno wildfire destroys multiple homes; hundreds evacuated as Gov. Sisolak declares state of emergency

A fast-moving wildfire driven by gusting winds destroyed several homes in Reno, Nev., and forced hundreds to evacuate on Tuesday, prompting Gov. Steve Sisolak to declare a state of emergency.

The Pinehaven Fire burned an estimated 1,200 acres and threatened as many as 500 homes in southwest Reno before forward progress was stopped, Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said. He said “multiple” homes had been lost but couldn’t say how many pending a daylight assessment on Wednesday.


The Reno Fire Department posted photos of firefighters battling the blaze, showing at least two homes engulfed in flames. Meanwhile, the Reno Gazette Journal reported that one of its photographers had seen at least five homes burn.

A firefighter helps to battle a blaze that engulfed a home in a Reno neighborhood on Tuesday.

A firefighter helps to battle a blaze that engulfed a home in a Reno neighborhood on Tuesday.
(Reno Firefighters)


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