1. NEVADA FIGHTING TO KEEP ‘ZOMBIE DEER’ FROM ENTERING STATE
Zombie deer may sound like something in a bad B-movie, but wildlife regulators say they’re real and officials are working to keep them out of Nevada.
The Las Vegas Sun reported that, the term relates to animals that have contracted chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious and terminal disorder that causes symptoms such as lack of fear of humans, lethargy and emaciation, destroying deer and elk populations.
Nevada Department of Wildlife veterinarian, Peregrine Wolff said, officials are testing dead animals and monitoring migratory elk and deer at the state line with Utah for signs of the sickness.
3 DEAD, 1 MISSING AFTER CAR PLUNGES INTO CANAL
3 dead and one missing after a car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware (kenale) canal on Sunday.
Delaware State Police said they initially found the body of the 18-year-old male driver in the water after he had helped a 16-year-old girl make it safely to shore. A police statement said two more passengers, boys ages 12 and 16, were pronounced dead hours later after the car they were riding in was recovered Sunday afternoon. The final passenger, a 6-year-old boy, wasn’t found and remained unaccounted for late Sunday.
Authorities said they are investigating how the car ended up in the Chesapeake and Delaware (kenale) Canal around 9:40 a.m. on Sunday.
3. HONG KONG METRO PARTIALLY REOPENS, CITY STRUGGLES AFTER VIOLENT WEEKEND
After scores of protesters were arrested in violent clashes overnight that drew the first warning from the Chinese military, Hong Kong struggled to recover on Monday, with the metro only partially functioning and infrastructure extensively damaged.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched peacefully through the center of the Chinese-ruled city on Sunday, wearing face masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency powers that threaten them with a maximum of one year in prison for hiding their faces.
Scores of protesters were arrested under the new emergency laws, which came into effect on Friday night, after some of the most violent clashes in four months of protests virtually shut the city down on Saturday.