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(NEW YORK) -- It's a Super Bowl test for America's national security.Celebrations marking the nation's 239th birthday are facing what some call the most serious threats since 2001.“The threat stream is very high,” Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Michael Downing said Friday. “In fact, we don't think it's been this high since 9/11.&...
(AVON, Colo.) -- About nine people suffered minor injuries during a fireworks mishap in a Colorado town late Friday evening, officials said.The incident occurred in Avon, where the town was having its annual Salute to the U.S.A. fireworks show. A shell appeared to have exploded in its tube instead of properly firing into the sky, according to a new...
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A San Francisco woman was recently shot and killed in a seemingly "random shooting" while she was strolling and taking photos with her father in a tourist-heavy area of the city, according to the authorities and the victim's family. Kathryn Steinle, 31 -- a medical sales rep was on her way to see her sister-in-law, who was expect...
(SAN DIEGO) -- Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water went to waste in California at a time when water conservation efforts are more serious than ever for the drought-stricken state.The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby canyon, according to ABC News affiliate...
(BOSTON) -- Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag.On June 25, a dog walker found the girl's body on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop, a peninsula in Boston Harbor opposite Logan Airport, Massachusetts State Police said. The girl was found with a...
(MT. JULIET, Tenn.) -- A father and his two sons managed to survive a scary car crash with a tractor trailer.A Nissan Maxima and a commercial tractor trailer -- carrying milk -- collided on a Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, highway on Thursday morning, wedging the smaller car underneath the tanker, police told ABC News Friday.The 33-year-old father lost con...
(NEW YORK) -- As beach season hits high gear this holiday weekend, some people in North Carolina are calling for beach closures amid a surge in shark attacks over the past month.There have been 11 shark attacks off the shores of the Carolinas this year, most in just the last three weeks.On Wednesday, a 68-year-old man was bitten by a shark off the ...
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Anonymous donors have given $3 million to a scholarship fund for members of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community after a massacre at the historic house of worship left nine dead.The money has been donated to the Rev. Pinckney Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the ...
(PHOENIX) -- A man has "essentially" confessed to murdering an Arizona couple who were missing for over a week, and the suspect claims he and the victims were involved in recreational methamphetamine use, law enforcement officials said on Thursday.Jose Valenzuela "essentially" confessed on Wednesday to killing Michael Careccia, 44, and Tina Carecci...
(BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.) -- Sheriff's investigators in Bonita Springs, Florida, are searching for clues after deputies found Teresa Sievers, a local doctor and mother of two, dead in her home, a crime that authorities are calling a homicide.After a family vacation last week, Sievers, 46, returned to Florida alone, calling her husband to let him know ...
(NEW YORK) -- Law enforcement agencies around the country say they are pulling out all the stops to make sure that this year’s Independence Day celebrations are not disrupted by a terror attack. The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have issued a bulletin to authorities nationwide, warning that ISIS sympathizers may try to stage att...
(OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C.) -- A 68-year-old man bitten by a shark off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, on Wednesday has been upgraded from fair to good condition today after surviving what he described as a "frightening and painful" attack. The victim, identified by the hospital as Andrew Costello, was bitten on his left side in his lower...
(GREELEYVILLE, S.C.) -- The cause of a recent fire that burned down Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina has been classified as stemming from "natural" causes according to the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The finding comes amid a period of heightened ...
(DANNEMORA, N.Y.) -- New York prison escapee Richard Matt aimed a 20-gauge shotgun at the border patrol SWAT team agent who found him after a nearly three-week manhunt and then killed him, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB). Earlier, state police said only that Matt refused to surrender and that he did not fire o...
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Travelers got a midair scare Thursday on one of the busiest travel days of the year, after an unruly passenger's bomb threat forced a plane to make an emergency landing, a government official told ABC News. The United Express flight, carrying 53 on board, was headed to Washington D.C. from St. Louis, Missouri, around 11 a.m. whe...
(WASHINGTON) -- The D.C. mansion murder case took another strange turn on Thursday as accused killer Daron Wint dismissed his defense attorney, who then told reporters that Wint “never intended or wanted anybody ... to be harmed.” Attorney Sean Hanover said that a disagreement over defense strategy lead to Wint dropping him as his lawye...
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A GoFundMe page administered by someone claiming to be Amber Roof asked for donations to fund a "dream honeymoon" and pay off her wedding that was canceled after Dylann Roof allegedly killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last month. Dylann Roof has a sister named Amber, 27. Amber Roof di...
(NEW YORK) -- Less than two weeks into summer, a string of shark attacks have already been reported in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.So, if you're heading to the beach this Fourth of July weekend, especially vacations spots in North Carolina, where seven shark attacks have been reported since June, experts say it's important to know ho...
(NEW YORK) -- It’s summertime and that means family fun in the sun. And for many, boardwalk games are a big part of that. However, a lot of players find themselves frustrated -- sometimes going home empty-handed, which makes them wonder if the games might be rigged.In New Jersey, every game is inspected at least once a year.New Jersey’s...
(PROVO, Utah) -- A hot air balloon in the shape of a pink piggy bank crashed Thursday morning in Provo, Utah.The balloon, sponsored by Bank of American Fork at America’s Freedom Festival, got hit by another balloon’s basket and the top of the pig had a 6- to 8-foot hole torn in the nylon, festival safety officer Curt Bramble told ABC Ne...
(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Navy Yard was placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of an "active shooter" at the scene, the U.S. Navy said. In a tweet, the U.S. Navy said the facility is "on lockdown/shelter in place" -- although "no incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow." Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rig...
Posted 2015-07-02 04:13:00
(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration would like to take this opportunity to remind you fireworks are not permitted on planes this Fourth of July weekend, or any other time of the year for that matter."Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft," the TSA wrote on its blog. "Firewor...
(MALIBU, Calif.) -- A California woman is recovering from two days trapped in her SUV after it plunged off a cliff.Jennifer Duron, 40, vanished Monday when she was on her way home from a run in Malibu. Her family reported her missing, unaware her vehicle was sitting 70 feet down an embankment.Duron was stuck for two days and two nights in the damag...
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Brittany “Bree” Newsome says she’s proud after climbing a flagpole and removing the Confederate flag outside the South Carolina statehouse.“I felt very strongly we needed that moment,” she told ABC News. “We needed that moment to say ‘enough is enough.’ We want an end to the h...
(PALMS, S.C.) -- A teenage boy was bitten by a shark in Isle of Palms, South Carolina -- the latest in a string of incidents has made headlines in recent weeks. According to Isle of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham, the boy was bitten on his leg Tuesday evening after 6 p.m. and suffered non life-threatening injuries. “It was a pretty big bite &nda...
(DANNEMORA, N.Y.) -- New York State corrections officials instituted a set of stricter regulations in the wake of the historic escape of two inmates from a maximum security prison, including eliminating the "honor block," which gave inmates special privileges and checking cells and the catwalks behind them every week, officials said. They also name...
(GREELEYVILLE, S.C.) -- Fires break out at churches and other "religious and funeral properties" in the US an average of 1,780 times in recent years -- about 34 a week -- and 16 percent of those were found to have been intentionally set, according to statistics from a non-profit fire protection group. The scrutiny of church fires comes as federal i...
(OAKWOOD, Ga.) -- A troubling video by an Iraq War veteran posted to YouTube Tuesday has led the Department of Veterans Affairs to issue an statement acknowledging what appears to be mistreatment of a man seeking help for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The veteran, identified by the nonprofit North Georgia Veteran’s Outreach Center as Chris ...
(LOZANO, Texas) -- A third-generation Texas farmer was killed by a bee attack after he disturbed an enormous hive. Rogerio Zuniga was on his tractor in Lozano, Texas on Sunday when he hit an 18-inch diameter pipe enraging the bees inside. The bees swarmed from the abandoned irrigation pipe and killed him, an official told ABC News on Wednesday. &ld...
(OKRACOKE ISLAND, N.C.) -- A 68-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital after he was attacked by a six- to seven-foot shark Wednesday off the coast of Okracoke Island in North Carolina, Hyde County and National Park Service officials said.The victim was bitten on his left side in his lower leg and hip and on both his hands around 12:13 p.m., Hyde ...
(JUNEAU, Alaska) -- The number of Alaska's active wildfires is literally off the charts, according to a map recently released by the state's Division of Forestry.Over 700 fires have burned so far this summer, the most in the state's history, and that number is only expected to get bigger as the state is experiencing higher temperatures, lower humid...
Posted 2015-07-01 12:56:44
(NEW YORK) -- Parts of the west will be sizzling while others will be dodging storms this July 4th weekend.For most of the Midwest and Northeast, the weather is shaping up pretty nicely. Anywhere from Minneapolis and Chicago to New York and Boston can expect a good amount of sunshine with mild to warm temperatures for much of the weekend. Scattered...
(NEW YORK) -- The makers of one of the most expensive weapons programs in history went on the defensive Wednesday, saying a recent report on the F-35 fighter jet’s failures in old-school dogfighting against a decades-old, much cheaper legacy fighter “does not tell the whole story.”The report in question, posted on the national sec...
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