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No 'definitive answers' after Cornell University freshman’s body found at the bottom of a gorge after frat party
iStock (ITHACA, N.Y.) -- The parents of a Cornell University student are demanding answers after their son died following an off-campus fraternity party.Eighteen-year-old Antonio Tsialas’ body was discovered on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26, according to a statement on the school’s website by Ryan Lombardi, Cornell's vice president for student and campus life."His body was recovered this evening inside the Fall Creek gorge. A full investigation of the circumstances of his death is underway; no foul play is suspected," the statement said. Fall Creek Gorge is part of a nature preserve in Ithaca, New York.Prior to his disappearance, Tsialas...
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Woman falls out of moving car during argument with husband, gets killed by passing vehicle on highway
iStock (HOUSTON) -- A woman was killed when she fell out of a moving car and was struck by another vehicle after initially surviving the fall.Houston Police said that a woman became upset with her husband when they were driving back from downtown Houston around 1 a.m. Authorities say she started crawling out of the car when it was going full speed and fell out onto the North Freeway.The woman, whose identity has not yet been revealed, survived the fall out of her vehicle but was then struck by a passing car and killed. Both the woman’s husband and the...
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Despite death, wildfire and a plane crash, gender reveals are probably here to stay
milorad kravic/iStock (NEW YORK) -- When gender reveals began popping up in 2008, the celebratory shenanigans mainly consisted of cakes with blue or pink icing hidden inside. A more extravagant affair would perhaps include colored balloons.Flash forward to 2019, and gender reveals have been at the center of a wildfire, the death of a soon-to-be grandmother and a plane crash.Even so, experts told ABC News they don't expect the cultural phenomenon to slow down."I don't see it going away," Dr. Carly Gieseler, a professor at York College in Queens who has studied gender, media, and cultural studies, said in a...
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Coastal flood threat along East Coast as critical fire conditions return to Southern California
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A coastal storm continues to develop this morning just off the Carolinas’ coast line. Some of the outer bands of rain from the storm are just barely reaching the shoreline of North Carolina -- especially in areas near Wilmington. This coastal storm is forecasted to move northward and parallel to the east coast of the U.S. Although the most significant impacts from this coastal storm will remain offshore, there are a couple of hazardous impacts expected along parts of the east coast of the U.S. through Monday.Rain will continue to occasionally impact parts of the...
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Trump makes unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center for 'quick exam and labs,' says White House
wellesenterprises/istock (BETHESDA, Md.) -- President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon to complete "portions" of his annual physical exam, according to the White House.Saturday's appointment was not on the president's weekend public schedule, in contrast to Trump's 2018 and 2019 physicals, which were both announced ahead of time."Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed," White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a...
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Bank teller accused of robbing and assaulting elderly customer at his home
Victorburnside/iStock (BEL AIR, Md.) -- A bank teller has been arrested after allegedly going to an elderly customer’s home and attempting to rob him of a large amount of money he had withdrawn from the bank earlier that same day.Nathan Michael Newell, 19, of Bel Air, Maryland, was arrested last week in connection with the home invasion and assault on a 78-year-old man and a 57-year-old women the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division conducted an investigation at the scene of the crime.Newell allegedly went to the customer’s residence on Monday night, rang the doorbell and forced his way...
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Small child struck and killed by train after wandering onto railroad tracks
Thomas Marx/iStock (SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- A small boy who wandered onto railroad tracks has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train.The accident occurred at about 4:19 p.m. on the Union Pacific tracks in Santa Clara, California when the “very young minor” somehow got onto the railroad tracks and was hit, according to ABC's San Francisco station KGO-TV.The Santa Clara Police and Fire departments are on the scene and currently conducting an investigation alongside Amtrak Police as to how and why the boy was on the tracks when he was. Police stress that this was an accident and not...
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5 dead in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego
Richard_Lawrence_Photo/iStock (SAN DIEGO) -- Five family members are dead, and another is undergoing emergency surgery following a shooting at a San Diego home, just a day after one of the victims obtained a restraining order against the alleged suspect."We are not looking for a suspect. This was a domestic dispute involving one family," San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said during a press conference Saturday.A 31-year-old male, a 29-year-old female and a 3-year-old boy were pronounced dead at the scene. Three other children were rushed to a local hospital where two have been pronounced dead and a third is in...
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Arizona man, 73, arrested in 1979 cold case murder of California woman
Washoe County Sheriffs Office (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Cold-case investigators may have solved a 40-year-old murder with the arrest of a 73-year-old Arizona man.Charles Gary Sullivan was charged Friday with open murder of 21-year-old Julia Woodward of San Rafael, California, 40 years after the woman's bludgeoned body was discovered in a shallow grave near Reno, Nevada, authorities said.Sullivan is scheduled to be arraigned in Washoe District Court on Nov. 19, accordingWoodward had left her family's California home on Feb. 1, 1979, to go job hunting in Nevada. Two months after her arrival, her body was found in a canyon in Hungry...
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Search for missing girl in New Jersey reaches 2 months
Brigeton Police Department (NEW YORK) -- Saturday marks two months since a 5-year-old girl vanished from a New Jersey playground.Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen on Sept. 16 playing in a Bridgeton park with her little brother as her mother sat in a car nearby. Since then, the Bridgeton Police Department, the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office and the FBI have been investigating her disappearance, while the little girl's family has led its own door-to-door search.A reward of $52,000 -- from a mix of law enforcement and local businesses, among others -- has been offered for any information.On the day she...
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'Our entire community is changed forever': California shooting victims face a new reality
ABC News (SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) -- Megan Puettmann was in class Thursday morning when she heard the faint sound of gunshots.Students and teachers alike were confused as the seconds passed without any announcements over the loudspeaker at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.Then they heard more gunshots and even screams, she said. Panic and fear began to set in."We could hear kids crying," Puettmann, 17, who is the editor-in-chief of the school yearbook, told ABC News in a telephone interview Thursday.The school was placed on lockdown and the students in Puettmann's classroom began barricading the door with desks and...
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Santa Clarita high school gunman dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
carlballou/iStock (SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) -- The 16-year-old accused of shooting multiple classmates, two fatally, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities confirmed on Friday. He was identified by authorities as Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow. The three teenagers who survived being shot at their Santa Clarita, California, high school Thursday are all on the road to recovery, officials said. Two of the five victims, 15-year-old Gracie Anne Muehlberger and a 14-year-old boy, died in the hospital after the attack at Saugus High School. The boy's name has not been released. The three other students shot -- a 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old...
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