Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Monday, October 2, 2023.
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1. Search for 9-year-old girl abducted from a New York campground intensifies
New York State Police are searching for a 9-year-old girl who was abducted Saturday night while camping with her family. Charlotte Sena was last seen at Moreau Lake State Park in Saratoga County, about 50 miles north of Albany, around 6:15 p.m.
She was wearing an orange tie-dye Pokémon shirt, dark blue pants, black Crocs, and a gray bike helmet. She is 4 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 90 pounds, and she has blond hair, according to information provided by police.
2. New virus season, same drug shortage
It's the second winter in a row parents are experiencing a shortage of amoxicillin, the most prescribed antibiotic in the country. Liquid formulations of the drug — often used to treat children with strep throat, chest and sinus infections, and earaches — are still in short supply.
While capsules and tablets have not been affected by the shortage, young children often can’t swallow pills and instead rely on liquids.
3. Suspect arrested in 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur
A Nevada grand jury indicted Duane "Keffe D" Davis in the death of rapper Tupac Shakur, prosecutors announced Friday. Davis has been accused of murder with use of a deadly weapon.
Up until Davis' indictment, no arrests had been made in the 27-year-old case. Kevin McHahill, sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said during a press conference last week that the investigation "is far from over."
4. Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown, where are we now?
Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown on Saturday in a last minute twist, after making no progress on an agreement for weeks on end. The temporary deal, known as a continuing resolution, keeps government funding at current levels until Nov. 17, by which lawmakers must reach a permanent agreement.