A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
FRANKLIN COUNTY, FL (WCTV/CNN) – Two inmates convicted of murder who were mistakenly released from prison have been captured.
Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins were arrested at a hotel in Panama City, FL, and taken into custody without incident. Both men were serving life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Florida law enforcement coordinated with U.S. marshals to locate and capture the escaped inmates.
"It's kind of scary," said resident Kim Brannan.
Brannan lives just a half mile from the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carabbelle, FL. She discovered the two inmates were released from the facility just one day apart.
The Department of Corrections said the two were released because of forged documents granting their freedom.
"Well, this is an instance where the department received documents from the court. We initiated our typical procedure for an inmate release," said Misty Cash of the Department of Corrections. "The department followed our procedures and protocols to the letter, so in this instance the department didn't do anything wrong."
Cash compared the forged documents to counterfeit money – you don't realize it until it's too late.
"You pass that $20 bill on because by all appearances, it's a $20 bill," said Cash.
Officials with the department of corrections said they would investigate making changes to their procedures.
"We're going to do whatever needs to be done. If anything needs to be done to make sure that public safety is number one," said Cash.
But for Brannan it's a situation that needed to be dealt with a lot sooner.
"They could still be here, and you wouldn't have known to be aware of anything until today," said Brannan.
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