Lind Fire fully contained after destroying several houses, seriously injured firefighter recovering | New

LIND, Wash. — After destroying 14 structures on Thursday, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) said the Lind fire is now fully contained. ACSO said the firefighter who was airlifted to Spokane is now home with his family and recovering. Local teams clean up and monitor hot spots. Last update: August 5 at 10:30 a.m. … Read more

Scientists baffled as Earth spins faster than usual

Scientists have been baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal, making the days shorter than usual. New measurements from the UK’s National Physical Laboratory show that the Earth is spinning faster than it was half a century ago. On June 29, the Earth’s full rotation took 1.59 milliseconds in less than 24 … Read more

UPDATE: Cedar Falls family identified as victims of Maquoketa Caves triple homicide | Crime and courts

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (KWL) — The Iowa Department of Public Safety identified the three victims Friday night as a family from Cedar Falls. The victims are Tyler and Sarah Schmidt, 42, and their child Lulu Schmidt, 6. In a Facebook post late Friday, Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green said the couple’s 9-year-old son, Arlo, survived the … Read more