Spokane, Olympics, 'Sopranos': Top 5 things that happened Wednesday

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002 file photo shows fireworks erupting during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. There's an outside shot the United States won't have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics. It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City, and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games, which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)

Looking to get caught up on the news fast? Here are the top 5 things that happened Wednesday, all reported on by Sinclair stations across the country.

1. Student kills 1, injures 3 in school shooting in Spokane

A student opened fire at a high school near Spokane, Washington, Wednesday, killing one courageous student who tried to stop him and injuring three others.

The shooting was stopped by "a very courageous action by a member of the Freeman school staff," said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.

Check Sinclair's Seattle-based station KOMO for the latest.

2. 8 nursing home residents pass away in Irma's wake

Eight patients at a Hollywood, Florida nursing home died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath as the state battles new hazards, including oppressive heat, brush-clearing accidents and lethal fumes from generators.

Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said investigators believe the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were heat-related, and added: "The building has been sealed off and we are conducting a criminal investigation."

Check Sinclair's West Palm Beach, Florida-based station WPEC for the latest.

3. International Olympic Committee announces locations of next 2 games

The International Olympic Committee officially announced the next two cities to host the event Wednesday, giving Paris the 2024 Games and LA the 2028 Games in a history-making vote.

The decision marks the first time the IOC has granted two Summer Olympics at once.

Check your local Nation & World section for the latest.

4. Martin Shkreli heads to jail for Hillary Clinton threat

Former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (a.k.a. "Pharma Bro") had his bail revoked and is going to jail after recent provocative online comments.

Shkreli's defense argued in court papers filed Tuesday his recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for a Hillary Clinton hair with the follicle falls under the category of "political satire or strained humor"; the judge, apparently, disagreed.

Check Sinclair's Washington-based station WJLA for the latest.

5. 'Sopranos' star Frank Vincent passes away at 78

Former "Sopranos" actor Frank Vincent died at 78 Wednesday after suffering from heart issues.

The beloved star had a heart attack last week; after undergoing open-heart surgery on Wednesday, he reportedly died during the procedure.

Check your local Entertainment section for the latest.

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