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Florida woman jailed after video of her kicking and choking dog goes viral
Facebook/Vincent Minutello (TAMPA, Fla.) -- A woman has been arrested and jailed after she was filmed kicking and choking her dog near her trailer in Pinellas County, Florida.Michelle A. Sieber, 26, is facing one count of felony animal cruelty after a man named Vincent Minutello posted a video to Facebook of the woman abusing her dog. The video has received almost 3,000 comments since he posted it on Friday. Sieber can be seen walking slowly towards her trailer in a parking lot with the dog on a leash before she swiftly kicks the animal in its rib cage. She then...
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3-year-old dies after being left in hot car in San Antonio
ABC News (SAN ANTONIO) -- A 3-year-old died in San Antonio on Saturday after being left in a hot car -- the sixth such death in Texas and the 43rd in the U.S. this year, according to an advocacy group. Last year, with 54 reported deaths, was the worst on record, KidsAndCars.org said in a statement. Since 1991, Texas ranks first nationally with 131 such fatalities.Police believe the child's parents, after arriving home from a 6-year-old sibling's T-ball game, may have been distracted, with one thinking the other had removed the toddler from the vehicle."One parent thought the other parent...
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Happy anniversary, Batman: Bat-Signal lights up city skies to celebrate 80th year
DC Comics (NEW YORK) -- In celebration of 80 years of Batman, DC Comics is asking you to look to the skies -- or buildings -- to get a glimpse of the Bat-Signal. The iconic image of the Batman logo was lit up like a spotlight when Gotham City needed Bruce Wayne to become the Dark Knight and take on the city's latest threat, and on Saturday night major cities across the globe will likewise honor the caped crusader. "The Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans," DC Comics said in...
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Chicago police officer shot, search underway for 'armed and dangerous' suspect
ABC News (CHICAGO) -- Police said they've apprehended a man they believe shot a Chicago police officer Saturday morning. The officer lost nearly a third of his blood from the gunshot wounds, but was rushed to a local hospital for surgery and is in stable condition, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The officer managed to apply a tourniquet to stop the bleeding following the shooting in West Englewood in the city’s South Side, Guglielmi said.Police identified the suspect as 45-year-old Michael Blackman. Guglielmi said Saturday evening a person of interest was apprehended and that person "is believed to...
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Detour leads Massachusetts man, Peter Levesque, to a $10 million lottery win
Masslottery.com (TAUNTON, Mass.) -- A minor detour led to major winnings for one Massachusetts man. Peter Levesque was driving back to his Taunton home from lunch when he came across road closures and was forced to take a different route, through the nearby town of Raynham, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.Along the way, Levesque stopped at a Stop N Go Express gas station and decided to purchase a $10,000,000 Big Money scratch ticket, the lottery said Tuesday.The ticket ended up being a $10 million winner.Levesque hopes to use his winnings to either build or buy a new home, according...
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Flash floods threaten Central U.S. as tropical systems develop in Atlantic and Pacific
ABC News (KANSAS CITY) -- Flash flooding and severe storms are possible across the Central United States today, as a strong cold front sweeps across much of the region. Moisture that was once associated with the remnants of Imelda will interact with a strong cold front developing across the Central U.S. this weekend. Storms are already moving through parts of the Northern Plains, and will continue to move eastward through the day.There have been numerous reports of large hail, some the size of baseballs, in parts of the Dakotas overnight. Additionally, there have been reports of flash flooding near Bismarck...
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String of shootings at high school football games continues with 2 teens injured in Philadelphia
WALA (PHILADELPHIA) -- For at least the fifth week in a row, a shooting has taken place during a high school football game.Two teens injured in Philadelphia are the latest victims in a string of shootings that have taken place at or near high school football games across the country.A 15-year-old and a 14-year-old were shot Friday night during a football game at Philadelphia's Simon Gratz High School, according to Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI.The sound of the gunshots sent people running across the field as the P.A. announcer called on spectators to evacuate."Security, could you please clear the stadium," the...
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Whitey Bulger's family filing wrongful death suit against DOJ
MivPiv/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The family of James "Whitey" Bulger signaled its intent Friday to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Justice Department, nearly a year after the Boston gangster was beaten to death in federal prison.Bulger, who was 89 when he died last October, had been moved into the general population of the federal penitentiary in Hazelton, West Virginia, where he was attacked within hours. "We believe that James Bulger was deliberately placed in harm's way," the family said in a statement provided to ABC News by their attorney Hank Brennan. "There is simply no other explanation for...
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Teen activist Greta Thunberg says Global Climate Strike mission is 'much bigger' than skipping school
We-Ge/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Thousands of young activists filled the streets by New York City Hall Friday for the Global Climate Strike.Participants joined together to strike ahead of next week's UN Climate Summit and NYC Climate Week, urging lawmakers to act on climate issues.More than 1,000 communities across the United States participated in the event, and New York City schools allowed students to attend the march.Sixteen-year-old activist, Greta Thunberg, spoke with "Good Morning America" about her plan for the Climate Strike and the message she wants to send to others about climate change.GMA: What is your plan for Friday's Climate...
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At least 4 dead, others critically hurt in Utah tour bus crash: Officials
Michael Warren/iStock (BRYCE CANYON, UT) -- At least four people are dead after a tour bus rolled over on a Utah road, ejecting some passengers, authorities said.Thirty people, including the driver, were on board when the bus rolled over near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12, Garfield County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Denise Dastrup said.At least four people are dead after a tour bus rolled over on a Utah road, ejecting some passengers, authorities said.Thirty people, including the driver, were on board when the bus rolled over near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12, Garfield County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Denise Dastrup...
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School bus driver arrested on alleged DUI after child calls 911 to report her 'drunk'
manonallard/iStock (LONGVIEW, Wash.) -- A Washington state bus driver school bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after a student got home and called 911 to report her.On Sept. 12 around 3:58 p.m., officers were tasked with locating a driver suspected of being under the influence, Longview police said in a statement. A person had called 911 to report that a woman was driving a Longview School Bus District bus and "appeared to be intoxicated," police said.In the 911 call, a child tells the dispatcher that he's making the call instead of his mother because she does...
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Reward for missing 5-year-old girl Dulce Maria Alavez up to $35,000
New Jersey State Police (BRIDGETON, N.J.) -- The search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez entered its fifth day Friday with no significant leads or suspects, as authorities increased the reward for any information on the missing New Jersey girl to $35,000."I'm hopeful that we'll find Dulce alive because we have no physical evidence," Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McCrae said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Bridgeton Chief of Police Michael Gaimari said at the same press conference there are no "strong suspects" at this time. Dulce was last seen Monday afternoon near City Park in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The FBI,...
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