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(GATLINBURG, Tenn.) -- A total of 13 deaths have now been confirmed in the massive wildfires that have devastated eastern Tennessee's Sevier County, officials said Friday.The fires, described as the state's largest in 100 years, are believed to be human-caused, authorities said.Twelve of the victims died as a direct result of the firestorm, and one...
(NEW ORLEANS) -- A 20-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shooting in New Orleans' French Quarter last Sunday morning that killed one and injured nine, local officials announced Friday morning, as they urged the public to help them find a second suspect.At a press conference Friday morning, New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison an...
(ANDERSON CITY, S.C.) -- Kala Brown, a woman who was locked inside a metal container for more than two months, filed a lawsuit in civil court on Thursday seeking damages from suspected kidnapper and serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, reports WLOS, a local ABC affiliate.Brown was discovered by detectives searching Kohlhepp's property in rural South Caroli...
(NEW YORK) --  A man fatally shot one of three intruders who allegedly broke into his Sunrise, Florida, home in a dramatic moment all caught on the homeowner's call to 911.Sunrise police received the 911 call Monday from the homeowner, Warren Darlow, who told the police he saw a car pull into his driveway. According to arrest affidavits obtain...
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calf.) -- Authorities believe the terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory employee training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree, that shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend.Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wi...
(NEW YORK) -- Authorities said Thursday that they are still working on trying to "positively identify" the seven people killed by the massive wildfire in eastern Tennessee.The blaze, which has injured at least 74 others, has burned more than 17,100 acres of land and devastated the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and other surrounding areas in Se...
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Jacksonville police and hostage negotiators are on the scene of a reported hostage situation stemming from a bank robbery, police said.Police said multiple people are believed to be inside the Community First Credit Union. It is unknown if there are any injuries, police said. Community First Credit Union - #JSO is worki...
(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — The last of four inmates who escaped from a California jail last week has been captured, police said late Wednesday night.Rogelio Chavez, 33, managed to evade authorities since breaking out of the the Santa Clara County Jail on the night before Thanksgiving.Sheriff's officers conducted a probation search of a home in San ...
(ROSALIE, Ala.) — It took just two minutes for a powerful twister to cause death and devastation after it touched down in rural Jackson County, Alabama early Wednesday morning.The EF-2 tornado packed 127-mph winds over a distance of just 200 yards, but that was enough to claim the lives of three people sheltering down in a mobile home in the ...
(TACOMA, Wash.) — Police have surrounded a Tacoma, Washington home where an individual who shot and killed a police officer is believed to be holed up.Police describe the scene as active, chaotic and potentially dangerous and say a woman and children who were in the home have been led to safety.The police officer was shot several times in the...
(PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.) — Dolly Parton has promised to donate $1,000 per month to families who lost their homes in a devastating wildfire that has burned some 15,000 acres and scorched 700 buildings in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.The famed country singer and owner of a resort that barely escaped the wildfire's path said her Dollywood...
(NEW YORK) --  Two families are searching for loved ones who went missing after a massive wildfire destroyed their homes in Gatlinburg, Tenneesee.Both families last heard from their missing relatives on Monday evening, reported ABC affiliate WATE in Knoxville, Tennessee.Michael Reed told WATE that he had been out on a drive with his son Monday...
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Another fatality has been confirmed in the massive eastern Tennessee wildfire -- raising the death toll to four, officials said Wednesday.The blaze -- which has devastated the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas in Sevier County -- has also injured 45 people, burned hundreds of homes and forced thousands t...
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Closing arguments are expected to begin Wednesday afternoon in the state trial of former police officer Michael Slager, who is accused of murdering an unarmed black man in South Carolina last year.Slager, who is white, is accused of killing Walter Scott at a traffic stop on April 4, 2015, in North Charleston while Slager was a...
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Brentley Vinson, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot Keith Lamont Scott, "acted lawfully," Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said Wednesday.Scott's death in September sparked days of protest and unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina after a series of videos of the encounter were released to the publ...
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- With the campus still in a state of shock and disbelief, students and community members at The Ohio State University are attempting to make sense of an attack Monday morning that left 11 people hurt.Overnight more details emerged as students gathered on campus to pay tribute to those who were injured when Abdul Razak Ali Artan s...
(ROSALIE, Ala.) — At least three people have died and four children are in critical condition after severe weather and reported tornadoes tore across the state of Alabama early Wednesday, destroying dozens of structures, including a 24-hour daycare facility.The National Weather Service confirmed three fatalities after a reported tornado destr...
(SAN FRANCISCO) — A technician working a rehearsal for Cirque du Soleil LUZIA was struck by a lift and later died, the company and police said late Tuesday night.San Francisco Police initially responded to the accident at 6:43 p.m. in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood."The employee was transported to the hospital with life threatening injur...
(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — One of two inmates who were still on the run after escaping from a California jail last week has been captured, police said late Tuesday night.Laron Campbell, 26, and Rogelio Chavez, 33, managed to evade authorities since breaking out of the Santa Clara County Jail on the night before Thanksgiving.   Laron Campbe...
(TULSA, Okla.) -- A judge has ordered the Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who shot and killed a 40-year-old black man in September to stand trial for manslaughter, according to the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office.Officer Betty Shelby appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, where Judge Deborrah Ludi-Leitch said there was enough e...
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- An Ohio State University professor injured in Monday's attack at the Columbus, Ohio, campus, says that for now, he's withholding judgment on the deceased attacker.OSU Professor William Clark suffered injuries to his ankle and leg when an OSU student, identified by authorities as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, plowed his car into a crowd...
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- An Ohio State University student and Army veteran is recovering from a hand injury one day after he was slashed by a knife-wielding attacker who plowed into pedestrians with a car and then stabbed multiple people on the Columbus, Ohio, campus.It began as a normal Monday morning for OSU senior Anderson Payne, a 28-year-old father...
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