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288 Fatal Accident

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Good morning from Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today. 

State Police are on the scene of a three vehicle crash on Route 288 that resulted in the death of one of the drivers. The tractor trailer was hauling logs. It happened a little after Midnight. We are working to get you the latest information. 

New this morning, scary moments for people living at St. John's Wood Apartments in Richmond. A police cruiser crashed in front of the apartment complex around one this morning. We are getting more information about what caused the accident. 

This morning, Caroline High School students will return to the classroom after the death of a student. 15-year-old Thomas Wheeler had a cardiac arrest during gym class, yesterday. Seven sheriff's officers tried to revive him, but Thomas couldn't pull through. Grief counselors will be at the High School, helping students that need support. 

Senate leaders are optimistic about reaching a last-minute bipartisan deal to prevent a possible federal default and end the partial government shutdown. Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are hoping to soon shake hands on an agreement and hold votes later today. Meanwhile, the Fitch rating agency warns that it's reviewing the government's AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade.

Join us for these stories and more, plus breaking news as it happens on 12 News Today from 4:30-7am. Up to the minute, the minute you're up. 

 

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