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Nine-year-old girl dies in nearby fire

CAMERON, ILL. — An overnight fire in Cameron, Ill., Tuesday night left a nine-year-old girl dead. Cameron is a rural town between Galesburg and Monmouth. Two adults and one child escaped the burning house, according to Warren County Sheriff Martin Edwards. Firefighters located and removed the victim, named K’Lynn Laws, from the house. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Laws was a fourth grader at Central Intermediate School. The fire was reported at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters were still working to put out the fire completely at 3 a.m. Wednesday. (Source: Galesburg Register-Mail)

Train crash is worst in history of Metro-North railroad

NEW YORK CITY — A Metro-North Railroad train passing through Westchester County on Tuesday evening crashed into a sports utility vehicle that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing. The crash killed seven people and left a dozen injured. This was the deadliest crash in the railroad’s history. The train hit a black Jeep Cherokee in Valhalla, New York at about 6:30 p.m. The driver and six people on the train were killed. The train pushed the SUV about 400 feet and the explosion that the crash created caused the third rail of the track to go through the front train car. (Source: New York Times)

Sony hack cost company $15 million

TOYKO — Sony Corporation estimated that the Sony Pictures hack cost the company approximately $15 million. It does not, however, expect significant harm from the attack in the long run. Sony also issued new earnings forecasts for the fiscal year ending in March and said the sales of the Playstation 4 and other devices were benefitting the company. The hack became public in December when sensitive information from the studio was posted online. The company delayed the announcement of its earnings for the October-December quarter because the hack affected its ability to compile the results in time. It is expected to release the quarterly results by the end of March. (Source: New York Times)

TKS Staff

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