Hawaii emerges from threat as storm veers away from islands

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii emerged Saturday from the threat of a potentially devastating hurricane after historic amounts of rain forced evacuations on some islands but damage appeared less than feared.

Tropical Storm Lane, once known as Hurricane Lane, began to break apart as it veered west into the open Pacific, leaving behind sighs of relief and plenty of cleanup, especially on the Big Island where rainfall totals approached 4 feet (1.2 meters).

No storm-related deaths have been reported, though Big Island authorities said they plucked families from floodwaters and landslides closed roads.

Preliminary figures from the weather service show that Lane dropped the fourth-highest amount of rain for a hurricane to hit the United States since 1950. Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Texas a year ago, topped the list.

The storm’s outer bands dumped as much as 45 inches on the mostly rural Big Island, measurements showed.

Mom who killed son, overdosed is recovering, authorities say

BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman authorities say shot and killed her severely disabled 7-year-old son and then attempted suicide is expected to recover.

Tashina Aleine Jordan, 28, is being treated at a Bend hospital following a life-threatening overdose, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel told The Bulletin. Hummel said he’s still undecided on what charges Jordan might face.

“What is going to drive it is whether I believe a crime is committed,” he said. “There are many pieces of information that may be relevant to what the sentence should be.”

A relative found Jordan unconscious Monday at the Bend home she shared with her son and mother. Authorities found the boy, named Mason, and pronounced him dead.

Authorities have said notes at the scene indicated Jordan was the shooter.

The woman was the primary caretaker of her son, who suffered brain bleeds as an infant and lapsed into a coma before reawakening. He was unable to feed, bathe or dress himself and used a wheelchair.