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Horror and heroism in Vegas. So long, Tom Petty. Raiders' Derek Carr sidelined

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• Framed by the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history were acts of heroism that saved countless lives in Las Vegas.

• “I just kept praying and hoping I was going to get out of there alive,” said Fresno’s Crystal Alaniz, one of several Valley residents who survived the Las Vegas shooting.

Stephen Paddock, the man who rained hell on concertgoers from a 32nd-floor window, was a retired accountant and high-rolling poker player.

• As authorities continued to investigate what may have motivated Paddock, President Trump referred to him as “sick” and “demented.”

• Bee editorial: The horror in Las Vegas must, finally, stir Congress to act on gun control.

• “Thoughts and prayers”? An emotional Jimmy Kimmel is having none of it.

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Gonna freefall out into nothin’ / Gonna leave this world for a while Tom Petty (Oct. 20, 1950-Oct. 2, 2017). A classic rocker to the core.

• Ouch. Oakland Raider quarterback and Bulldog-for-Life Derek Carr is out of commission with a back injury.

• Loads of fun stuff out there in October, and not just the county fair or dodging zombies (though they’re a bit part of it). Here’s our guide.

• Plan your detours now. A street that links downtown Fresno to the Chinatown district will be closed for about two years because of high-speed rail construction.

• A woman who, as a child, beat cancer twice is now working with patients at the hospital that treated her.

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• Coming in 2018 to a wall near you: Scantily clad carp. Someone on your Christmas list will love it.

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59