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October 17, 2019 - 5:56 am
(NEW YORK) -- Three months after gunfire shattered a neighborhood block party, killing one person and injuring 11 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, police say they have a suspect in custody. Brooklyn resident Kyle Williams, 20, was charged Wednesday with murder, attempted murder,...
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October 17, 2019 - 5:45 am
(WASHINGTON) -- For asylum-seeker Miguel Angel Giron Martinez, getting to the U.S. border was the easy part. It was the eight months afterward that he says was a nightmare. In an interview with ABC News, Giron Martinez -- a 23-year-old student activist from Honduras who had his life threatened by...
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October 17, 2019 - 5:24 am
(NEW YORK) -- A Georgia school district backtracked on its progressive transgender bathroom policy on Wednesday after staff members said they received death threats over the issue. Pickens County Superintendent Carlton Wilson reversed a decision that allowed transgender students to use the restroom...
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Utah Highway Patrol via Twitter
October 17, 2019 - 5:20 am
(CENTERVILLE, Utah) -- An officer with the Utah Highway Patrol said he was still trying to "process" the terrifying moment when he pulled a man out of the path of an oncoming train. The rescue of the dramatic save was caught on Utah State Trooper Ruben Correa's dashboard camera. The video, taken...
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Broward Sheriffs Office
October 17, 2019 - 5:18 am
(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- Two women spiked a tourist's drink at a South Florida casino before bringing him back to his hotel room and robbing him of $1,000 cash and a Rolex worth $15,000, authorities said. Newly released surveillance video from the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood shows the victim talking...
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October 17, 2019 - 5:16 am
(SEMINOLE, Fla.) -- Police arrested a Florida teenager on Wednesday when he allegedly threatened to carry out a mass shooting at school after getting into a fight. The 14-year-old student at LiFT Academy School in Seminole allegedly told a classmate that he planned to shoot up the school shortly...
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October 17, 2019 - 4:29 am
(WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla.) -- A Florida school resource officer was terminated for accidentally discharging his weapon while fidgeting with it in a school cafeteria. Jonathan Cross, an officer at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School in Pasco County, was fired on Wednesday, concluding a months-long...
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October 16, 2019 - 8:42 pm
(CROCKETT, Calif.) -- California officials are investigating the cause of a fire this week at an energy facility that brought a major interstate highway to a halt and forced thousands of residents to shelter in place for hours, including the possibility that it was sparked by the 4.5 magnitude...
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October 16, 2019 - 2:38 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The death by suicide suffered on Tuesday by the New York Police Department was the second in the U.S. within 24 hours, continuing a worrying trend among law enforcement. It was the NYPD's 10th so far this year, and it came on the heels of an officer in Montgomery County, Maryland,...
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October 16, 2019 - 2:24 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A Wisconsin man who claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting never happened was ordered to pay $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the massacre. Lenny Pozner, whose son, Noah, was killed in the shooting at the Connecticut elementary school that left 26 dead, filed a...
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