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Hawaii prepares for stormy weather ...Body cams likely for Milwaukee officers... Legionnaires' disease at CA prison

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 30, 2015 at 5:51 p.m.



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HONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii and the mayor of Maui have signed emergency proclamations as the islands prepare for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells from an approaching storm. Forecasters say Hurricane Ignacio has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm and is on a weakening trend as it moves to the northeast of Hawaii.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The mayor of Milwaukee is proposing equipping all of the city's police officers on the street with body cameras by the end of next year. Mayor Tom Barrett announced the plan today. The proposal comes after tense episodes between police and city's African-American community. Milwaukee has 1,200 street officers.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California corrections officials say six San Quentin State Prison inmates are ill with Legionnaires' disease. A corrections department spokeswoman says another 51 inmates are under observation at the prison's medical unit. Water use at the prison is being limited and cooking has been stopped. Inmates are being served boxed meals.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they're "deeply saddened" by the death of a fan who fell from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field last night during a game. The U.S. flag flew at half-staff today at the ballpark. The team says 60-year-old Gregory Murrey of Alpharetta, Georgia, was "a valued and longtime season-ticket holder and an incredibly passionate Braves fan."

NEW YORK (AP) — An author and neurologist who explored the wonders of the human brain in books like "Awakenings" has died. Dr. Oliver Sacks was 82. Sack's assistant says he died Sunday at his home in New York City. Sacks suffered from a rare eye cancer that spread to his liver. His book "Awakenings" was made into an Oscar-nominated 1990 movie starring Robin Williams.

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