Top stories this morning for Oct. 2, 2015

- A deputy is recovering from minor injuries after the car he was driving collided with a wrecker truck that was hauling a pickup truck. The accident took place on Thursday night on Bauer Road near Bauer Hockley Road when the wrecker truck pulled out from a stop sign in front of the patrol car, causing the deputy to slam the car into the side of the pickup truck that the wrecker was towing. No other injuries were reported.

A cigarette appears to be the cause of house fire in southeast Houston. A resident of a home in the intersection of Delmar Street and Harrisburg Boulevard may have dropped a cigarette butt down the crack in a window seal which started a fire on the outside wall, according to the Houston Fire Department. Firefighters acted quickly and were able to put out the fire before it spread to the attic. The fire has been ruled accidental.

A witness says a teacher was struck in the head and some students hit multiple times by a man who fired gunshots in a community college classroom in Oregon. At least 10 people were killed in the mass shooting on Thursday including the shooter. Police say the attacker demanded to know students' religions before pulling the trigger on the Umpqua campus.

The U.S. Department of Justice is scheduled to release the findings of its final review of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the deadly shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Rioting broke out after a grand jury declined to prosecute Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. The first DOJ report criticized police and municipal court practices. A second report cited problems with the response to protests.

The search is underway for the next Houston Independent School District superintendent with Terry Grier is set to resign on March 2, 2016. School board trustees will begin interviewing potential search firms in November and will have one selected by December.

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