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False missile alarm tests journalism’s response

One of the big stories in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Saturday morning was that military “brass” updated island officials on how the military would respond to a nuclear attack from North Korea. Military authorities warned there was a “real” threat.

At 8:07 a.m. Saturday, Hawaiian residents saw a terrifying alert message on their phones.

The same alert, with even more terrifying details, broke into a live NBC Sports Network broadcast of a soccer game. The same automated alert interrupted an SEC basketball game being shown in Hawaii.

That alert told viewers to seek “immediate shelter in a building” and “if you are driving, pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter in a  building.” 

Though it ultimately turned out to be false, many who saw the alert took it to be real, including journalists who were working or vacationing there.

Lorenza Ingram, a CNN producer who is in Hawaii a

Read more at: https://www.poynter.org/news/false-missile-alarm-tests-journalisms-response

Woman with Dementia Missing After 7-Alarm Fire in Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas

Dallas Fire-Rescue reported an elderly woman is unaccounted for after a fire that raced through a 60-unit condominium building in northwest Dallas.

Another person is being treated for minor injuries.

Woman Missing After Large Dallas Condo Fire

The fire broke out at the Preston Place complex in the 6200 block of West Northwest Highway around 11:30 p.m. Friday. As of 10:00 p.m. Saturday, firefighters were still putting water on hot spots.

Dallas police issued a Critical Missing Person’s alert for 89-year-old Jacqueline McDonald. She was last seen around the time of the fire.

Officers said she suffers from dementia and could be confused. McDonald is a white female with gray hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet,

Read more at: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fire-Sweeps-Through-NW-Dallas-Condo-Complex-415392263.html