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  • Three students from the University of Washington, Seattle, campus are being screened for the new coronavirus, according to a release Sunday from the university’s Environmental Health and Safety Department. University officials said the school was notified by Public Health – Seattle & King County. The students recently traveled to Wuhan, China, where the new virus first appeared, and developed symptoms after returning, according to the release. The students were tested, and two who live on campus are waiting for test results to be returned, officials said. The third student, who lives off-campus, tested negative for the infection. The two students are being monitored by health officials and were moved to isolated housing until they are cleared by PHSKC. Officials said testing is a precautionary measure that’s being taken but anticipate more people that are tested will not have the infection. None of the students were hospitalized and all are doing well, health officials said. Only one case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Washington state and five cases total in the United States.
  • A manhunt is underway for a child rape suspect from North Dakota. According to KFYR-TV, Roberto Alvarez, 36, of Minto, is facing aggravated rape charges after police said he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old child. Alvarez, aka Carolos Sanchez and Roberto Sanchez, also has ties to Grand Forks, Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, the news outlet reported. Anyone with information about Alvarez's whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement. Read more here.
  • Deputies are investigating after a family of five was found dead inside a North Carolina home Friday afternoon, WCTI reported. Officers were called to a Craven County home, where they found Michael Ireland, his wife April and three children, ages 8 months, 3 and 4. The Craven County Sheriff’s Office said it was an isolated incident and that there was no threat to the community. Authorities are still investigating and waiting for more information after autopsies are complete. No other details have been released. – Visit WSOCTV.com for the latest on this developing story.
  • At least two people have died and seven others are recovering from injuries after gunfire erupted at a South Carolina nightclub early Sunday, authorities said. According to WPDE and WMBF, the deadly shooting occurred overnight at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville. Investigators with the State Law Enforcement Division are headed to the scene, authorities said. No further information was immediately available. Read more here or here.
  • Health officials have confirmed a third case of novel coronavirus in the United States, multiple news outlets are reporting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Saturday that a traveler from Wuhan, China, in California tested positive for the respiratory illness, the Orange County Health Care Agency said in a news release. Officials 'provided guidance' to the patient 'to reduce exposure to the public while awaiting confirmation from the CDC,' according to the release.  'The individual has now been transported to a local hospital and is in isolation in good condition,' the release said. Two other U.S. cases – one in Washington state and another in Illinois – were reported last week, authorities said. According to CNBC, at least 56 people, mostly in China, have died from the illness. At least 1,975 cases have been confirmed worldwide, the outlet reported. Read more here or here.

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