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Google Maps(MULLINS, S.C.) — Two female mental patients chained in the back of a county sheriff’s van drowned when the vehicle in which they were traveling was overcome by floodwaters, police said. The deputies who were transporting the two women to a different facility in South Carolina were saved, local law enforcement officials told ABC […]

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Police said they are investigating whether hazing could have played a role in the sudden death of a 20-year-old University of California Riverside student this weekend. Tyler Hilliard died after going to a nearby mountain with other members and pledges of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, according to his mother, Myeasha Kimble. […]

Orange County District Attorney(LOS ANGELES) — An orthopedic surgeon who has appeared on a reality-TV dating show and his purported girlfriend have been accused of drugging and raping at least two women. Dr. Grant William Robicheaux, who has appeared on the Bravo series “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male,” and Cerissa Laura Riley were […]

WJXX-TV(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A 37-year-old Navy Chief Petty Officer in Florida was found dead on Monday — the same day she was to appear at a court hearing for an order of protection she sought against a man she claimed kicked her in the stomach and pulled a gun on her, authorities said. Andrea Washington’s […]

ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) — Wanda Barzee, one of Elizabeth Smart’s former captors, is scheduled to be released from prison on Wednesday — much to Smart’s surprise and disappointment. Smart was 14 years old when she was kidnapped in 2002 from her Salt Lake City home and held as a prisoner by Barzee and her […]

@FayettevillePD/Twitter(NEW YORK) — Florence, which made landfall as a hurricane Friday, dropped about 8.04 trillion gallons of rain on North Carolina, the National Weather Service said Tuesday, citing “the unofficial, radar-estimated storm total rainfall.” At least 32 people are dead, including several young children, as a result of the storm, which brought unprecedented rainfall and […]

Animal Legal Defense Fund(WASHINGTON COUNTY, Oregon) — A horse is a horse, of course, of course — even when that horse is filing a lawsuit. A judge in Oregon tossed out a lawsuit filed by Justice — a horse — against his owner over allegations of animal neglect. Washington County Circuit Court Judge John Knowles […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Numerous flash flood watches have been issued across the Northeast on Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Florence make their way into the region. Flood watches stretch from Virginia all the way to Massachusetts on Tuesday morning, including Washington, D.C.; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Albany, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; and Boston. Remnants of Florence […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LELAND, N.C.) — A video of the rescue of six North Carolina dogs that were locked in a cage rapidly filling up with Hurricane Florence flood water went viral on social media. In the video , the dogs can be seen panicked, barking and standing on their hind legs against the bars of their cage, […]

ABCNews.com(GASTON COUNTY, N.C.) — Since Florence made landfall Friday morning as a Category 1 hurricane, it has taken the lives of at least 18 people, ranging in age from 3 months to 81 years. The devastating storm’s latest confirmed casualty is 1-year-old Kaiden Lee-Welch, who went missing Sunday when he was swept away by floodwaters […]


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