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Storm Shuts Down Memorials

The Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall and Jefferson Memorial all shut down Sunday as the District of Columbia received a parting slap from Hurricane Fran.

The memorials themselves were not threatened, but getting to them was difficult because of flooding on low-lying streets.

Flood waters from the Virginia mountains surged into the Potomac River throughout the day, causing the river to swell 11 feet above flood levels in some areas.

No injuries were reported.


 
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Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

new  NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine – A gunman in Maine killed a sheriff’s deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town, officials said. Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole was killed around 1:45 a.m. on U.S. Route 2 in Norridgewock, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) west of Bangor, state police said. His cruiser was driven to a Cumberland Farms store, which was robbed.