Top 5 things people are talking about on Thursday, October 12

Yankees complete series comeback, advance to ALCS (Click to see which Yankee star had a big night) 

Another year means another heartbreak for Cleveland fans. Just one season ago the Indians lost a World Series game 7 in extra innings after blowing a 3-1 series lead, and now fans are left with a similar feeling.

The Yankees won game 5 of the American League Division Series Wednesday night 5-2. New York once trailed 2 games to none in the best of 5 series before rallying to win 3 in a row.

California fire death toll rises to 23, thousands of buildings destroyed

After days of raging wildfires across California, fire crews have barely contained the dozens of infernos.

The fires have now killed 23 people, and more than 3,500 homes and businesses have gone up in flames.

Austin Blystone, a Santa Rosa resident, tried to evacuate with his children Monday morning after a nearby blaze woke them up. Watch the nightmarish video Blystone posted to Facebook of his family’s attempt to flee.

WARNING: This video contains explicit language. 

Woman retrieves shark from ocean pool with bare hands

Real estate agent Melissa Hatheier can now add “shark wrangler” to her resume — it’s already what her friends and the rest of the world are calling her.

On Monday, a video posted to Cronulla Real Estate’s Facebook page went viral when viewers realized the woman in the video, Hatheier, had scooped a shark out of an ocean pool with her bare hands, and thrown it back into the open water.

Police chief fires officer for “unacceptable” behavior in arrest of nurse

A Utah police chief has fired an officer who was caught on video forcibly arresting a nurse after she refused to draw blood on an unconscious patient due to hospital protocol.

The controversial arrest was caught on video in September at University Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Threats of violence prompt Bethel Park to cancel classes

Bethel Park School District is cancelling classes on Thursday, October 12th. The decision is due to threats of violence against students scheduled for the 12th.

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