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(BELDING, Mich.) -- A Michigan family is reeling yet again after a bench built to honor their late son was stolen right out of their backyard.Shauna Green-Smith of Belding, Michigan, is pleading for the return of the bench."It was there Tuesday evening, gone Wednesday morning," Smith told ABC News. "Only message I have is that I'd like it back, no ...
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- A dozen Kansas City police officers were rescued Wednesday afternoon after getting stuck in an elevator, officials said.The Missouri cops were training at the police academy when an elevator apparently stopped because of their combined weight.Academy staff had to make an “embarrassing” call to the fire department f...
(INDIALANTIC, Fla.) -- A Florida beachgoer is sharing an emotional letter he said he found washed ashore in a bottle.The letter appears to have been written by a child, and is directed to his best friend, who died, Steve Mershon said.The letter consists of the following:"“Dear Daniel, I’m relly [sic] sorry that you pass away," the lette...
(BALTIMORE) -- Police in Baltimore evacuated a local TV news station Thursday after it received a bomb threat, according to authorities.The initial emergency call came in at 1:20 p.m. from a Fox News affiliate and authorities responded to the threat made by an unidentified suspect who claimed to have a bomb, authorities said.The station, WBFF, is l...
(NEW YORK) -- The FBI says it has executed several warrants in Corona, California -- two months after agents searched a home there belonging to the brother of one of the San Bernardino shooters.The FBI would not describe the warrants or offer any further information about the FBI actions. However, ABC News was told authorities have been looking int...
(NEW YORK) -- The "Zero Minutes of Fame" campaign seeks to take the spotlight off mass shooters with a Chrome extension that scrubs the names and faces of the perpetrators from the Internet.The extension was released by The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence."By simply downloading this plug-in, you can wipe away the killer's name and image from...
(DALLAS) — Authorities in Texas are still searching for an inmate who escaped a county detention center with help from his mother and girlfriend.Jay Scott McEvers, 47, escaped from Van Zandt County Detention Center -- located about 60 miles east of Dallas -- on Wednesday. He was last seen wearing orange jail pants and a white tank top, accord...
(BOSTON) — A South Boston woman who spent 16 years on the run with one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters, James “Whitey” Bulger, could be sentenced to another three years in federal prison Thursday for what prosecutors call her “conscious, considered and unapologetic” refusal to testify about their time on the...
(DALLAS) — Texas and Oklahoma were pounded by blinding rain, tornadoes and hail this week.Severe weather is known to take a toll on one's car. From shattering windows to damaging roofs, hail damage can be costly. And with golf ball-sized hail moving through Texas, people will try just about anything to avoid car trouble.Jeff Phillips, the own...
(SEATTLE) -- Want to be a cheerleader at the University of Washington? Make sure not to wear too much makeup or distracting fingernail polish. And don’t wear a top that covers the midriff.These were some of the tips given in a graphic made by a member of the University of Washington spirit leadership team. According to the university’s ...
(SEATTLE) -- A Dallas-bound American Airlines aircraft was struck by a bird Wednesday afternoon after taking off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and at the pilot's discretion, the Airbus 321 returned to the airport about 30 minutes after taking off.In a statement, American Airlines said, "American Airlines 2310, from Seattle-Tacoma (SeaT...
(FORT BENNING, Ga.) -- Already a trailblazer, Army Captain Kristen Griest became the Army’s first female infantry officer when, on Monday, the Army approved her request to transfer from the military police unit she had been serving in.Griest became well-known last year after she became one of the first three women to successfully complete the...
(BALTIMORE) -- A 13-year-old boy shot by Baltimore police Wednesday was holding "what looked like a firearm," police said.Two police officers in Baltimore saw the teen with what they thought was a semi-automatic gun, according to the Baltimore Police Department. After the officers identified themselves, the boy allegedly took off running, never dro...
(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- A 12-year-old Rochester, New York girl accidentally entered a half-marathon race that spanned 13 miles -- and finished.LeeAdianez Rodriguez-Espada was running late for the Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge on April 24. She went to the starting line and began to run, thinking she had arrived just in the nick of tim...
(NEW YORK) -- A JetBlue pilot is due in court Wednesday, arrested after allegedly flying while under the influence of alcohol.Dennis Murphy had already piloted two flights between Orlando and JFK International Airport in New York when he was selected for random alcohol testing on April 21, 2015, according to a complaint filed in the Eastern Distric...
(NEW YORK) -- The case against a Palm Beach Gardens police officer accused in the shooting death of 31-year-old church musician Corey Jones will go before a grand jury, Florida State Attorney Dave Aronberg said Wednesday.The grand jury will hear the case before June 30, he said. The criminal investigation into Jones' death will continue in the mean...
(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI has announced it will not pursue a White House review over whether the U.S. government should tell Apple how it hacked into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters."The FBI assesses that it cannot submit the method to the [review process]," Amy Hess, the FBI's executive assistant director for science and te...
(CINCINNATI) — A 57-year-old Ohio man, who confessed in a chilling 911 call that he shot his wife to death, is now behind bars.Jeff Hawkins, a 12-year veteran of the Chicago police force, called 911 Monday afternoon from his home and calmly confessed to dispatchers that he “shot and killed” his wife, Jo Ann Hawkins.When asked if h...
(CHICAGO) — Former Speaker of the House John Dennis Hastert is set to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Chicago, following an almost year-long hush money case hinging on payments Hastert made to a student he allegedly sexually abused while acting as a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in Illinois.The man formerly second in lin...
Posted 2016-04-27 04:02:00
(WHITESBORO, Texas) — A powerful storm rolled through the south overnight Tuesday, bringing at least one tornado, according to local officials.The Texan cities of Whitesboro, Bells and Howe are worst affected, according to Grayson County Office of Emergency Management (OEM).A post on the Facebook page says that “crews are working remove...
(WASHINGTON) — A 107-year-old woman's struggle to obtain a government-issued photo ID is shedding light on concerns about restrictive voter ID requirements for elderly people.Virginia McLaurin, of Washington, D.C., had been wanting to visit places like New York and Los Angeles for media interviews after meeting with the Obamas at the White Ho...
(NEW YORK) — Merriam-Webster has added gender-inclusive words to its unabridged dictionary — including "cisgender," "genderqueer" and the gender-neutral title "Mx" — as part of a big update of over 1,400 new words to its lexicon.Though the update was announced last Wednesday, the gender-inclusive additions received widespread atte...
(WASHINGTON) -- The White House went into lockdown on Tuesday afternoon after a man tried to jump the fence of the neighboring Eisenhower Executive Office Building, according to the U.S. Secret Service. The Secret Service said that a preliminary investigation indicated the man was fleeing the scene of a robbery nearby. DC Fire and EMS tweeted that ...
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has located the voyage data recorder belonging to the El Faro, the cargo ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin, the agency announced Tuesday. The 790-foot ship and its 33-member crew perished off the coast of the Bahamas after the vessel lost propulsion in the path of what...
(CHICAGO) -- Chicago-area high school senior Christian Davis, 18, has a lot on his plate these days. He'll have to decide which post-secondary school to attend this fall after more than three dozen colleges and universities, including four of the nation's ivy league institutions, sent him acceptance letters, with some offering full scholarships. Da...
(NEW YORK) -- In addition to providing family entertainment and vacation packages, the Walt Disney Company also occasionally aids U.S. authorities in capturing fugitives on the run in international waters.Three individuals were found on Thursday clinging to a capsized boat about 40 miles north of Varadero, Cuba, by the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, f...
(ATLANTA) -- A 21-year-old college student in Georgia has been reported missing since last Friday and her family is desperate to find her.Georgia State University student Monique Priester was last seen on April 22 at a family member's home, Priester's mother Jacquelin VanLoo-Al Kush told the Gwinnett County Police Department. She left after a verba...
(PEEBLES, Ohio) -- Evidence consistent with cockfighting was found at one of the scenes where eight relatives were shot dead in "execution type" killings, an official said, adding another dimension of mystery to this unsolved murder case.At one of the Pike County, Ohio, crime scenes, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine "observed roosters in small cag...
Posted 2016-04-26 10:59:07
(WASHINGTON) -- After more than a month, the eaglets born in the nation's capital finally have names. The pair will be called "Liberty" and "Freedom" -- monikers befitting the two youngest members of the "First Family" of eagles.Until Tuesday, the eaglet duo were called "DC2" and "DC3." The public was invited to submit name suggestions using the ha...
(LOS ANGELES) -- A 125-pound bear led authorities on a nearly two-hour chase through Los Angeles neighborhoods and a college campus before being caught and tranquilized.The bear was first spotted by students on the campus of Los Angeles Mission College late Monday in the Sylmar neighborhood of Los Angeles. Large bear roaming around a #Sylmar neighb...
(BALTIMORE) — The world is anxiously awaiting for a judge to decide whether Adnan Syed of "Serial" fame will get a new trial.Syed was convicted in 2000 for the murder of his former high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee, but the "Serial" investigation raised doubts over the quality of Syed’s defense team and its apparent failure to call a p...
(CHICAGO) -- The recipient of the “hush” money at the heart of the case against Dennis Hastert is suing him for the remainder of the money Hastert agreed to pay him to keep quiet about alleged sexual abuse by the former House speaker. Identified only as "Individual A" in the government’s case against Hastert for illegally structur...
(CINCINNATI) -- As the Ohio manhunt intensifies for a gunman who shot dead eight relatives in "execution type" killings, the Ohio Attorney General’s office confirmed that a Facebook threat was made against the youngest victim -- 16-year-old Chris Rhoden. Authorities say they are pursuing the Facebook threat along with other leads. Seven of th...
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