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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe storms brought rain, lightning and damaging winds to the Northeast on Friday evening, with wind gusts up to 65 mph in parts of central and western New Jersey, and reports of over 5 inches of rain falling in Chatham, New York, overnight. Lightning lit up the sky in New York […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Federal officials this week warned police around the country that drones are posing an ever-growing threat to safety and security. Citing the Aug. 4 attack during an appearance of Venezuela’s president, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center issued an intelligence bulletin with the starkest of warnings: “An attack could […]

ABC News(BALTIMORE, Md.) — Authorities in Baltimore have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a 7-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while sitting in the backseat of a car. On the afternoon of July 5, second-grader Taylor Hayes was taken to the a local hospital after she was shot […]

ABC News(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — The 18-year-old who pushed her teenage friend off a 60-foot bridge in Washington state, leaving her with multiple injuries, has been charged with one count of reckless endangerment. Prosecutors filed the charge Friday, with a declaration of probable cause from the arresting officer stated, “it is clear that Taylor Smith engaged […]

WFAA(MESQUITE, Texas) — A woman who barely survived a terrifying hit-and-run at a Texas gas station she owns has spoken out for the first time, saying that she suffers from intolerable pain but is glad to be alive. “I don’t know what miracle saved me,” gas station owner Alka Patel told ABC News affiliate WFAA. […]

ABC News(FREDERICK, Col.) — Two days after Chris Watts’ pregnant wife and two young daughters were reported missing, Watts was taken into custody, accused of killing Shanann Watts and the couple’s children, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. Authorities have not commented on a possible motive in the case that has shocked the small town of […]

iStock/Thinkstock(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — A 14-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed by a fellow student at a high school assembly in Oklahoma, according to local officials. The victim was stabbed repeatedly in the upper back, head, arm and wrist on Thursday while she was in the auditorium on the first day of school at Luther High […]

ABC News(PHOENIX) — A 13-year-old Arizona boy who miraculously survived being struck by lightning says he’s now waiting for his “powers” to kick in. Josiah Wiedman was walking home through a park in Phoenix with a friend when he said a jolt of lightning launched him in the air. “As we were walking, I got […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The 18-year-old woman who pushed her teenage friend off a 60-foot Washington state bridge, leaving her with multiple injuries, said she didn’t consider the consequences beforehand. “She wanted to jump and she was scared and she had asked me to give her a push, and I didn’t think about the consequences,” […]

Maricopa County Sheriff(PHOENIX) — When Melvin Harris’ 16-year-old daughter told him a strange man followed her into the bathroom of an Arizona convenience store and tried to force his way into her stall, his fatherly instinct kicked in and he took matters into his own hands, his fiancée told ABC News on Thursday. When Harris’ […]


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