WATCH: Oak Park Home Engulfed In Flames Collapses As CBS2’s Tom Wait Reports Live — CBS Los Angeles

List of Closures and Evacuations | Real-Time Updates OAK PARK, Calif. (CBSLA) — The devastating Woolsey Fire continues to spread across the Southland, causing the evacuation of over 75,000 homes already in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. CBS 2’s Tom Wait witnessed the fire’s destructive power firsthand while reporting from Oak Park. (CBS2) In the video…

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A Dog Escapes the deadly clutches of a Wild Python

A dog has miraculously avoided becoming a huge pythons meal – after his owner whacked it with a leafy branch.

The distressed dog can be seen in the deadly clutches of the python as it begins to constrict its prey to death.

But the heroic owner – who has not been named – quickly grabs a nearby branch and begins hitting the lengthy python with it in Karnataka, India.

And the act works, as the stunned python begins uncoiling and slowly slithers away.

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Girl Who Walked Away From Deadly Plane Crash Learned Survival Skills From Dad

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Seven-year-old Sailor Gutzler, who was the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed four members of her family, learned survival skills from her father, according to relatives.

After the plane crashed in western Kentucky on Friday, Sailor was able to emerge from the wreckage and walk to safety, authorities say.

Lt. Brent White with the Kentucky State Police said in a press conference, “What she knew … was something to the effect that the plane was upside down, her family onboard was unresponsive. She utilized her non-injured arm and hand to free herself from the aircraft.”

Will Carr reported on “America’s News Headquarters” that authorities are saying it’s a miracle that the little girl walked away from the crash with only a broken arm.

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Uplifting Photo of the Day Shows a Little Boy’s Happiness

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Hurricane triggers sewage spill in Hawaii

Hurricane triggers sewage spill in Hawaii
Ana’s rains flooded Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant

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This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Ana just to the south of Hawaii. While Ana wouldn\'t make landfall on any of the islands, it will bring high winds, heavy rain and high surf to the southern facing beaches. Further east, Tropical Storm Trudy brings very heavy rains to the Acapulco, Mexico area. Over the mainland, an area of low pressure moves eastward across the southern Rocky Mountains with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hurricane Ana’s steady rain soaked Oahu Saturday through Sunday and disrupted the system at the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant processes 60 million to 70 million gallons of wastewater on an average day. It’s equipped to handle twice that, but not what Ana poured down.

“Then it started spiking up, spiking up, spiking up. It went up to 240 million gallons,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said.

That overloaded the system and sent 5,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater into Honolulu Harbor. But 20 million gallons went into the treatment plant’s storeroom.Surfer Emile Meder, 23 of Honolulu, watches the waves at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sat., Oct. 18, 2014 as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii.

“Twenty million gallons of sewage up to a couple inches of the tops of doors,” Caldwell said. “Somewhere between 6 and 8 feet of sewage down in this area where all of our electrical panels are.”

The flood short circuited electrical panels that operate the plant’s eight sewage clarifiers. Sand Island can still treat wastewater but can’t send sludge from the sewage to a processing plant until electricity is restored..

“They’re working very hard to get these two primary clarifiers up and running again. They anticipate having it up and running by Thursday if not sooner,” Caldwell said.A county bus is stranded on Highway 11 in Naalehu, Hawaii where heavy rains from Hurricane Ana flooded the road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Hurricane Ana was on course to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands.

He said the treatment plant can function with just three clarifiers.

“We’ve learned that in future rain events we’re going to make sure that any holes and overflows are dealt with and temporarily sealed,” Caldwell said.

He said Ana has prompted his administration to develop a standard operating procedure for future rain events.

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  • Tourists watch surfers out in choppy waves at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii. A paddle boarder heads to shore at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii. Surfer Emile Meder, 23 of Honolulu, watches the waves at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sat., Oct. 18, 2014 as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii. Surfers ride choppy waves at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii. A county bus is stranded on Highway 11 in Naalehu, Hawaii where heavy rains from Hurricane Ana flooded the road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Hurricane Ana was on course to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles but was generating high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings throughout the islands. People watch high surf at South Point, Hawaii on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 as Hurricane Ana carved a path just south of the island state. The storm prompted a flood advisory and winds strong enough for officials to urge caution. This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Ana just to the south of Hawaii. While Ana wouldn\'t make landfall on any of the islands, it will bring high winds, heavy rain and high surf to the southern facing beaches. Further east, Tropical Storm Trudy brings very heavy rains to the Acapulco, Mexico area. Over the mainland, an area of low pressure moves eastward across the southern Rocky Mountains with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.
 Traffic navigates a flooded street in Waikiki in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west. Ward Kea, of Honolulu, jumps over a puddle as he prepares to board a bus in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west.

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Veteran Receives Help For Her Home By Volunteers in Miami Beach

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LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBSMiami) – Dozens of volunteers came together to help renovate the home of a South Florida Navy veteran, as part of a nation-wide initiative funded by Home Depot.
After months of anticipation, the Gulf War veteran got some much-needed improvements to her Lauderdale Lakes home. “It’s a blessing. It’s a big blessing for me,” said homeowner Carol Semplis.
Home Depot donated the materials while about 30 employees from various South Florida stores came together to get the job done. “We basically put new flooring, new wood flooring and tile,” said Nadene Rose, the manager at the Oakland Park Home Depot. “We renovated her kitchen, a new kitchen, new bath. We remodeled the guest bathroom and the master bathroom. “
Semplis herself helped paint her home. The volunteers also did landscaping, worked on the patio and even planted an edible garden.
But Semplis says the new flooring will make the biggest difference. An infection during the Gulf War led to her big toes being amputated. “I don’t have any big toes and my feet have been giving me a lot of trouble. That floor was making it worse. “
It’s not just Carol’s home getting a helping hand. Team Depot volunteers from all over the country are donating their time and their talent to help renovate more than 1,000 veterans homes between September 11th and Veterans Day as part of Home Depot’s Celebration of Service.
Employees took the time to also express their gratitude by thanking Semplis for her service and even had a cookout to mark this new beginning. “These veterans bravely served our country and basically this is the least we can do by giving back,” said Rose.
Semplis is thankful for the special day and for the many memories she’ll get to make throughout the years. “Barbecues, having friends over, company and some of my friends are veterans too so I’ll definitely be inviting them to enjoy, to spend some time with me.”

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Car Ends Up In Water At Long Island Boat Launching Ramp

Car Ends Up In Water At Long Island Boat Launching Ramp

GLENWOOD LANDING, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A car ended up in the water Friday afternoon on a boat loading ramp on the North Shore of Long Island.

As Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2, the car was halfway submerged in the water as of around 5 p.m. at the loading ramp in Glenwood Landing. Drivers tow their boats down the ramp and launch their boats into the water.

As of 5 p.m., police were talking to a man who was believed to be the owner of the car, on at a nearby wooden pier. It was not immediately learned how the car ended up submerged.

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ST. LOUIS — Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police:Demonstrators in the New York City borough of Brooklyn put their hands up as a symbol to honor Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri.

© Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Demonstrators in the New York City borough of Brooklyn put their hands up as a symbol to honor Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri.

ST. LOUIS — Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday.

The video obtained by The Associated Press and first aired by CNN shows two landscapers who were working near the street where Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. In the video, a man can be heard saying, “He had his (expletive) hands up,” while one of the workers raises his own hands in the air.

The man who took the cellphone video, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared for his safety, said the voice is that of the worker raising his hands, but that isn’t clear on the video.

The workers are not from Ferguson and were employed by a business from Jefferson County, south of St. Louis. They have not come forward publicly and the AP has been unable to reach them.

The comment on the video largely matches those of residents of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred, who said Brown was surrendering when he was killed. The shooting spurred several days of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A state grand jury and the Justice Department are investigating, but no decision on whether Wilson will face charges is expected until next month.

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Brown’s family, said both workers came forward and told the family their account of the shooting. He described the video as “of paramount significance.”

“Not because they were not residents of Ferguson, and not because the construction workers were Caucasian, but because it is a contemporaneous recording of their immediate actions of what they had just witnessed,” Crump said. “It’s the best evidence you can have other than a video of the actual shooting itself.”

Ed Magee, spokesman for St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, said the workers are among witnesses who have been interviewed by authorities and are “part of the investigation.”

The video likely would be admissible evidence before the grand jury along with the workers’ testimony, said Peter Joy, a professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

“The thing that strikes me is we actually have a film of what’s going on and while it’s hard to hear the construction workers say what they’re saying, you have one construction worker putting his hands up in the air, which appears to be him demonstrating what he’s seeing,” Joy said.

Lori Lightfoot, an attorney who previously worked as chief administrator for the Chicago Police division that oversaw officer-involved shootings, said the video could be significant but many questions remain: What was the vantage point of the workers? How far away were they from the shooting?

“Given the stakes, it’s essential that all of these issues be tied down,” she said.

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AP reporter Alan Scher Zagier in Jefferson County contributed to this report.

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