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August 16, 2018 - 8:00 pm
(REDDING, Calif.) -- Instead of anger and hate, the couple who accidentally started the deadly Carr Fire in Redding, California, has been getting flooded with messages of love and support from the very community devastated by the fire. When Rachel Pilli heard that it was a couple whose trailer’s...
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Weld County Sheriff
August 16, 2018 - 4:07 pm
(DENVER) -- After Chris Watts' pregnant wife and two young daughters were reported missing in their Colorado town Monday, his friends, Nick and Amanda Thayer, rushed to his side. Watts even spent Tuesday night at the Thayers' home -- before Watts was arrested on Wednesday, accused of killing his...
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August 16, 2018 - 2:29 pm
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) -- As wildfires rage across the state, about 1,000 California National Guard soldiers are supporting response efforts, providing unique military capabilities to contain the fires. Massive wildfires, including the Mendocino Complex Fire and Carr Fire, currently cover about...
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August 16, 2018 - 11:29 am
(BALTIMORE) -- A former Baltimore police officer caught on video repeatedly punching a man while on duty has pleaded not guilty to assault and misconduct charges. Arthur Williams, 25, appeared in-person for his initial court hearing on Wednesday after turning himself in the night before. A...
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August 16, 2018 - 9:43 am
(WASHINGTON) -- More than 300 newspapers plan on publishing editorials on Thursday pushing back against President Donald Trump’s ramped-up rhetoric against news media. “This dirty war on the free press must end,” Marjorie Pritchard, the Boston Globe' s editorial page deputy managing editor said in...
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August 16, 2018 - 9:29 am
(DETROIT) -- Aretha Franklin, the pastor's daughter who became the undisputed Queen of Soul over a career that spanned more than five decades, has died of advanced pancreatic cancer, ABC News has confirmed. "It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin...
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Project Recover
August 16, 2018 - 5:26 am
(KISKA, Alaska) -- Some 75 years after an explosion from a Japanese mine ripped through the USS Abner Read, a team of scientists says they've discovered the missing stern hundreds of feet beneath the waves off the Alaskan Island of Kiska. "This is a significant discovery that will shed light on...
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August 16, 2018 - 5:10 am
(DENVER) -- Police have arrested a Colorado man in connection to the disappearance of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. The Frederick Police Department, working with the FBI and Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said on Wednesday night it had arrested Chris Watts, the husband of Shanann...
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WTNH-TV
August 15, 2018 - 9:14 pm
(NEW HAVEN, N.H.) -- Connecticut police have made multiple arrests in connection with 76 overdose cases at a New Haven park. First responders found numerous people who appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green on Wednesday, with 25 of those overdoses occurring within a three-hour span in...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:44 pm
(CAPE COD, Mass.) -- A beach on the coast of Cape Cod has been closed after a swimmer was bitten by a shark, officials said. The coastal town of Truro announced that Longnook Beach has been closed to swimming due to the shark attack on Wednesday afternoon. The 61-year-old man appears to have been...
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