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Apartment Building Roof Collapses, Displacing 100 Springfield Residents

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    Apartment Building Roof Collapses, Displacing 100 Springfield Residents
    Springfield Police Department

    About a 100 people were displaced when the roof of their apartment building in Massachusetts partially collapsed during a heavy thunderstorm.

    The Springfield Fire Department responded to the 26-unit building at about 8:45 p.m. Monday.

    Spokesman Dennis Leger says the three-story building has a flat roof and the drains clogged. The weight of the water caused a roof seam to break and sent water cascading through the building all the way to the basement. No injuries were reported.

    The city's code enforcement division condemned the building and cut the power.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The landlord and Red Cross were working in finding the residents temporary shelter.

    It's unclear when residents will be allowed to return.

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