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One dead, 4 injured after shooting at Pennsylvania courthouse, officials say
iStock/Thinkstock (MASONTOWN, Pa.) -- One person is dead and four injured after a shooting at a Pennsylvania courthouse, according to authorities.Four people who were shot at the Fayette County Magistrate Court in Masontown, Pennsylvania, Wednesday afternoon were transported to the hospital, a spokesperson for the Fayette County Emergency Management told ABC News.One person was pronounced dead at the scene, the spokesperson said. It is unclear whether the gunman was among those shot.More than a dozen police officers surrounded the building in the aftermath of the shooting, aerial footage shot by ABC Pittsburgh affiliate WTAE-TV showed. The entrance of the building...
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Three shot, injured in Wisconsin workplace shooting; suspect in custody
WKOW (MIDDLETON, Wisconsin) -- Three people were shot and injured in a workplace shooting in Middleton, Wisc., on Wednesday morning, a city about 6 miles outside of Madison.The suspect was shot by officers after the incident at WTS Paradigm, a software company, Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke said at a news conference.The victims and suspect have been taken to area hospitals, police said.Middleton police initially advised residents to lock their doors and stay inside. Police later declared that no other suspects are outstanding and the public is no longer in danger.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted, "We are closely following this...
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Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing money from over 6,000 greeting cards
WISN (WAUWATOSA, Wisconsin) -- A U.S. Postal worker who was recently terminated from her job has pleaded guilty to stealing cash and checks from over 6,000 greeting cards.Ebony Lavonne Smith, 20, who had started working with USPS in early 2015 pleaded guilty on Sept. 12 to stealing mail — and the money within — between April 1, 2017 and Jan. 25, 2018.Smith was assigned to deliver mail in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on March 28, 2017. A few months later, in August, USPS customers in her designated zip codes began complaining about not receiving greeting cards in the mail, according to Smith's...
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Cody Wilson, owner of 3D-printed gun company, wanted in connection to alleged sexual assault of a minor
iStock/Thinkstock (AUSTIN, Texas) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for the founder of a controversial 3D-printed gun company in connection to the alleged sexual assault of a minor, according to Texas authorities.Suspect Cody Wilson, 30, owns Defense Distributed, which sells blueprints for producing plastic firearms using 3D printers. The alleged victim, an unnamed girl younger than 17, told a counselor she’d had sex with Wilson Aug. 15, 2018, in an Austin hotel before he paid her $500, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed Wednesday in Travis County District Court.The counselor then called the Austin Police Department, authorities said....
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17-year-old boy suffers 'life-threatening injuries' after being shot at Florida bus stop: Police
WJXX (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- A high school student in Florida was shot on his way to the bus stop Wednesday morning and is now in the hospital undergoing surgery for life-threatening injuries, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.The 17-year-old boy was walking towards the bus stop around 6:15 a.m. when a black vehicle approached and opened fire on him, hitting him once, the sheriff's department said during a press conference Wednesday.The student was able to get on the bus and the bus driver brought him to a local hospital, the sheriff's department wrote on Twitter. Authorities said the driver's quick thinking...
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Florence is a 'storm like no other' with a 'long road ahead,' North Carolina's governor tells Trump
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW BERN, N.C.) -- Florence is a "storm like no other" and its deadly flooding means "a long road ahead" for North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper said at a joint news conference with President Donald Trump Wednesday. "Thank you, Mr. President, for coming to North Carolina as our rescue and recovery continues," Cooper said. "Our state took a gut punch, Mr. President, and our people are still reeling," as farmers lose crops, roads remain blocked off and residents lose their homes. "We have never seen one like this," Cooper added. "This one has been epic, it has been disastrous...
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Elizabeth Smart's captor Wanda Barzee has been released from prison
ABC News (DRAPER, Utah) -- Wanda Barzee, one of Elizabeth Smart's former captors, has been released from prison, much to Smart's surprise and disappointment.Barzee was released from the Draper Prison in Draper, Utah, Wednesday morning, Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said.She will have 72 hours to report to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, according to department spokesman Eric Anderson. She will be on a supervised release for five years. Barzee's release comes after the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole said it had miscalculated the time Barzee, 72, was supposed to serve in prison, The Associated Press reported.Smart...
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Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts' alleged killer set to appear in court
Poweshiek County Sheriffs Office (BROOKLYN, Iowa) -- The accused killer of Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts appeared in court Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, one month after he was arrested for allegedly killing the 20-year-old college student. Tibbetts, a rising sophomore at the University of Iowa, disappeared on July 18 while jogging in her rural farming town of Brooklyn, a close-knit community of about 1,500 residents.Her disappearance garnered national attention and state and federal investigators were soon asked to join the case. On Aug. 21, her alleged killer, 24-year-old Cristhian Rivera, was arrested after authorities said he...
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California man, teens arrested over alleged funeral donations scam
Victorville Police Department (SAN BERNADINO, Calif.) -- Police in Southern California arrested a 20-year-old man and two teenage boys this week after they allegedly scammed people in a fake funeral scheme.Richard Navarrete, of San Bernardino, California, and two unidentified 14-year-olds were taken into custody on Monday after they allegedly accepted cash donations for the funeral of a young boy who they falsely claimed had died, authorities said.The suspects were allegedly accepting donations near a highway in Victorville, California, just north of San Bernardino, when a police officer initiated a “pedestrian check” and launched an investigation, the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner...
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2 mental health patients chained in back of sheriff's van drown as deputies rescued: Police
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 News late Tuesday.The two women have not yet been identified. The pair of Horry County Sheriff’s deputies who were in the van tried to extricate the patients, but, due to rapidly rising floodwaters, were unable to open the van's doors to reach the shackled...
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Florence flooding threat still real: 'Do not try to return home yet,' North Carolina governor pleads
@FayettevillePD/Twitter (WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- North Carolina's governor on Tuesday pleaded with residents to remain in shelters until flooding from Florence recedes."I know it was hard to leave home, and it's even harder to wait and wonder whether you have a home to go back to," Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference. "But please, for your safety ... do not try to return home yet."Roads remain dangerous and creeks and rivers continue to rise, he added.About 10,000 people are still in shelters and over 4,000 people have been rescued since the deadly storm made landfall on Friday.In North Carolina,...
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Fraternity hazing might be involved in UC Riverside student's death, police say
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.Kimble said her son, who was a business major at UC Riverside, was excited to pledge Alpha Phi Alpha this year.Alpha Phi Alpha "is one of the oldest Greek fraternities and it's a black organization. Martin Luther King was a part of that organization," Kimble told...
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