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Last Fridays storm brought little rain to the valley floor but it came down hard in the foothills of Breckenridge. Lightning and isolated showers kept me pinned inside my vehicle in an attempt to wait it out. After the rain let up I barely made it out after almost getting stuck in the mud.

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Entertainment Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76 (New) Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban slashers.

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Local & Regional Man dead after high-speed pursuit with KCSO deputy
It all started Thursday afternoon when a KCSO patrol deputy followed a vehicle north on Highway 155 near the French Gulch Marina he believed was stolen. The deputy did not activate his emergency lights or sirens, but pulled behind the vehicle to try to read the license plate number.

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Home Thousands of bats take over school gym Thousands of bats take over school gym (Video)
Halloween is weeks away, but you wouldn't know it at an elementary school in Missouri. Bats -- thousands of bats -- are haunting the attic in the school gym. Kadee Brosseau reports the problem is so bad, students have to take P.E. somewhere else.

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Business European inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percent (New) European inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percent
Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows - another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus.
Business NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say (New) NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say
A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies.

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Investigations Drag racing, dumping: City promises to step up patrols Drag racing, dumping: City promises to step up patrols (Video)
One week after voicing his complaints, a southeast Bakersfield neighbor says he's getting results. The piles of junk have been cleaned off the roadway, and city officials promise more patrols to clean that up and watch for illegal drag racing on Redbank Road between South Oswell and South Sterling Road.

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Technology What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
You, your mom, your grandma and elementary school buddy Lawrence might have been some of the billion people who logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That's right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth's population.
Technology Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

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Business 3 reasons markets lost faith in China's economy, at a glance
For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors have begun to lose faith in Beijing's economic management.

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Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.