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Rick Lord Students and staff at a school in New York told to get out, a dump truck takes officers on a wild ride in California, and a parrot that just needs that morning jolt in Oregon on this USA Update

May 27, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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New York... a Brooklyn school had to be evacuated after a carbon monoxide scare. More than a thousand students were forced out on the streets after a manhole fire spread to the basement of the school, causing dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide to seep into the building. The children and staff were put up at temporary shelters in the area until the school could be properly aired out. No reports of any issues...

California... here's a police chase you don't see every day- officers pursuing a stolen dump truck. The chase took place mostly on the Interstate, with the driver eventually getting off and going to a gas station, where he got out and ran, but not very far. Officers quickly caught him and arrested him without incident. No one was hurt...

Oregon... this parrot has a bit of a caffeine problem. A Portland woman says her bird has been a passionate coffee drinker for seven years. She says she actually got the okay from her veterinarian to let her pet drink coffee. She only gets a little taste every day, which seems to satisfy her. No word if she prefers it with cream or sugar. And that's been a light roast, on this USA Update.


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