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(5TYNTK) Monday, November 2, 2018

1. As deadly wildfires that have claimed at least 31 lives continue to scorch California, officials are trying to help people find hundreds of missing loved ones. Camp Fire: The largest of the trio, the Camp Fire has burned 111,000 acres across Northern California. It has destroyed an estimated 6,700 buildings, most of which were homes. Massive evacuations: More than 300,000 people have been forced from their homes statewide. The majority of those residents are in Los Angeles County, where 170,000 were evacuated. (CNN)

2. Police officers and SWAT teams in Rochester, New Hampshire are searching for a man who they believe is armed and dangerous. Police say 27-year-old Christopher Thomas is wanted for seven warrants related to criminal threatening and theft. He’s described as about 5’8″ and 160 pounds with a beard. Rochester police say they are searching the woods near the Walmart on Route 11where he was last seen. They also say several nearby businesses have been evacuated. (WGME)

3. The tribal ambassador from the Penobscot Nation this month called on the board of directors of Skowhegan-based School Administrative District 54 to retire the nickname “Indians” for their high school sports teams. Maulian Dana, a resident of the Penobscot Indian Reservation near Old Town, hand-delivered the formal appeal on Nov. 1 to the school board, which in May 2015, voted 11-9 to keep the name, saying sports teams use it to honor their heritage and history along the banks of the Kennebec River. (Press Herald)

4. Need help finding love? WalletHub has just come out with its rankings for the best and worst U.S. cities for singles in 2018. Based on such factors as number of online dating opportunities and nightlife options per capita, here are the places that made the top 10 (check the link for more): 1) Atlanta, GA 2) Denver, CO 3) San Francisco, CA 4) Portland, OR 5) Los Angeles, CA 6) Seattle, WA 7) Chicago, IL 8) San Diego, CA 9) Minneapolis, MN 10) Portland, ME (WalletHub)

5. Veterans Day (OBSERVED). This day honors people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name Armistice Day to Veterans Day. This holiday marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. There are 18.8 million veterans living in the United States as of 2015, according to the Census Bureau. Of these, 1.6 million are women.

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