Jan 13, 2020 1:37 AM

Canadian officials accidentally push nuke alert to millions

Posted Jan 13, 2020 1:37 AM

People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke to an emergency alert warning of an “incident” at a nuclear plant near Toronto _ only to be told later that the message was a mistake.

The initial warning popped up Sunday on cellphone screens and television screens throughout the province of 14 million.

It said an unspecified event had occurred at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

It added that there had been no abnormal release of radioactivity.

Some people planned evacuations.

More than an hour later came another message saying the first alert had been an error.

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Jan 13, 2020 1:37 AM
Man pleads not guilty in intoxicated hit-and-run death

The man accused in the hit-and-run death of a Rapid City father of five has pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-five-year-old Zachary Fegueroa, pleaded not guilty Friday to vehicular homicide, hit and run, and driving under the influence in Dec. 6 death of 34-year-old Joseph Martinez.

The Rapid City Journal reports if Fegueroa is convicted of all charges and found to be a habitual offender for a 2017 drug ingestion charge, he could be sentenced to up to 31 years in prison.

Fegueroa has several other pending cases and multiple convictions related to unsafe driving dating back to 2011.