1. SAN DIEGO WILDFIRES
Hot times: What’s going on in San Diego County? Nine wildfires sprang up yesterday, burning more than 9,000 acres. A long-running drought is part of the problem, but it’s only May and temps are already near the century mark. Thousands have had to evacuate. The flames are burning near universities, military bases and a nuclear power plant.
2. TURKEY MINE FIRE
Death toll climbs: There appeared to be little hope of finding any more survivors after a mine fire this week in western Turkey. With the death toll approaching 300, the nation’s prime minister said up to 120 more miners were still inside. Search crews filed out of the mine with stretcher after stretcher carrying corpses.
3. CASEY KASEM FOUND
Missing host: Radio icon Casey Kasem has been found in Washington state. We don’t know exactly where, but Kitsap County sheriff’s deputies found him and his wife yesterday at an address provided by California Adult Protective Services. One of Kasem’s daughters was granted conservatorship of him this week in the midst of a long-running battle between his children and his wife. The former radio host suffers from dementia and had been staying at a nursing home.
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Five Things To Know For Your New Day – Thursday, May 15, 2014 was originally published on praisecleveland.com