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2 dead in plane crash in Ohio: Officials
Alex Potemkin/iStock (KIDRON, Ohio) -- Two people aboard a DC-3 plane were killed when it crashed in Ohio Monday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.The plane had clipped power lines shortly after takeoff in Kidron, Ohio, about 60 miles south of Cleveland, said a spokesperson from the Federal Aviation Administration."I’ve never felt a force inside the house that strong where it shook the house," said Michael Morrison, who owns the property where the plane crashed."It’s very scary," he told ABC Cleveland affiliate WEWS-TV. "The cracking sounded like wood splintering ... then you heard the crash of it hitting...
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1 dead in avalanche outside Aspen: Sheriff
robertcicchetti/iStock (ASPEN, Colo.) -- One person has died in an avalanche outside Aspen, Colorado, the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said Monday.The victim was the only person caught in the snow slide, the sheriff's office said. The victim was part of group of people staying at the Markley Hut near the town of Ashcroft and touring the backcountry, according to a preliminary report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The group tried to revive the victim after extricating him from the snow, but they were not successful, according to the report.The avalanche began at about 11,200 feet on a north-northeast facing...
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Los Angeles public school teachers to stay on picket lines as talks continue
KABC-TV (LOS ANGELES) -- As marathon talks to end the Los Angeles teacher strike were reportedly "making progress" Monday, union representatives told educators to report to picket lines on Tuesday even if a tentative agreement is struck.Negotiations between the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District stretched into the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday as many teachers took a break from their labor action."We are making progress," the UTLA said in a statement posted on the union's website Monday.Even if an tentative agreement is reached, teachers will not be going to back work immediately,...
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Brutal Arctic blast overtakes eastern US with wind chill falling to -30 degrees in some areas
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Brutally cold temperatures and whipping winds swept through the eastern U.S. Monday.Temperatures Monday morning were 30 to 40 degrees colder than just a day earlier in some areas. In Philadelphia, it was 48 degrees on Sunday morning and a biting 12 degrees on Monday.Parts of the Northeast could see wind gusts up to 50 mph and wind chills are expected to remain dangerously cold all day.Wind chills Monday morning fell to: minus 17 F in New York Cityminus 16 F in Bostonminus 19 F in Hartfordminus 30 F in Albany, New Yorkminus 10 F in...
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Man 'used an ax hammer on his mother': 911 call in brutal quadruple murder in Oregon
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (PORTLAND, Ore.) -- An Oregon man who was shot to death by sheriff's deputies allegedly used an ax hammer on least one of four family members found dead in his home over the weekend, including his baby daughter, according to police and 911 calls released on Monday.Mark Gago, 42, was killed by Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies who responded to 911 calls made from his family's suburban Portland home late Saturday night, and allegedly found him in the act of trying to take the life of a fifth victim, an 8-year-old girl, police said.Killed in the eruption...
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3 arrested after landlord's body found in secret room in Salt Lake City
LPETTET/iStock (SALT LAKE CITY) -- Three people have been arrested in the killing of a father of four whose body was found hidden in a secret room at a Salt Lake City house he was renting to the suspects, police said.David Stokoe, 40, a popular real estate broker in the Salt Lake City area, was reported missing by his family on Friday, a day after he paid a visit to his tenants to evict them, according to police.Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Greg Wilking said police went to the apartment Stokoe rented to the suspects after learning the landlord was...
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Man in custody for 4 'brutal' killings that shook Reno communities: Officials
Washoe County Sheriffs Office (RENO, Nev.) -- A man was taken into custody this weekend in connection with four "brutal" murders that shook communities in the Reno, Nevada, area, officials said.Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, was apprehended Saturday, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said at a joint news conference Sunday."We feel confident we have evidence that will link him to all four homicides," Balaam said. "The information we have now indicates there are no outstanding suspects."Martinez-Guzman "was likely in the United States illegally and was detainable," immigration officers verified Saturday afternoon, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.Martinez-Guzman, who has been living...
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Death of second skier in avalanche at New Mexico's Taos ski resort confirmed by family
RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStock (TAOS, N.M.) -- The death of a second skier who was trapped under snow after an avalanche at the Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico last week has been confirmed by his family.Corey Borg "loved the mountains, no matter what season," his grandmother, Deb Bowers Borg, wrote on Facebook Sunday."The mountain took his life unexpected with an avalanche while skiing in New Mexico," Bowers Borg wrote in her tribute to her grandson. "I am so proud of this young man and the impact that he has left on so many lives."The other skier's death was announced by a ski...
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12-year-old girl dies after makeshift snow fort collapses on her: Police
cweimer4/iStock (ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.) -- A 12-year-old girl has died and a 9-year-old girl is hurt after their makeshift snow fort collapsed on top of them, police said.The two girls were at church with their families in Arlington Heights, Illinois, on Sunday when they went outside to play, the Arlington Heights Police Department said.When the girls hadn't returned after about an hour, their families went to look for them and found them under the snow.The 12-year-old girl was hospitalized and pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m., police said, and the 9-year-old was hospitalized for hypothermia and is being held for observation."At...
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Alabama police officer fatally shot; suspect faces capital murder charge
Mobile Police Department (MOBILE, Ala.) -- A police officer was shot dead Sunday in Mobile, Alabama, authorities said.Officer Sean Tuder of the Mobile Police Department was killed in the line of duty while executing an arrest warrant late Sunday afternoon, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.The suspect, Marco Perez, 19, was taken into custody Sunday after the shooting. He faces a capital murder charge for the officer's death, according to the Mobile District Attorney's Office.A Mobile County district court judge on Monday denied Perez bond and set his arraignment for Jan. 29. He is being held at Mobile Metro...
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Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. in speech competition
ABC News (DALLAS) -- A group of Texas elementary school students honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by carrying on the work he began, giving speeches inspired by his life and mission. The theme of this year's Foley Gardere Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory competition for fourth- and fifth-graders from Dallas and Houston was "What would Dr. King say to the children of the world today?" "Dr. King would say to the kids of today’s world, there’s always room for improvement," fifth-grader Layla James said in her speech. "No matter your ethnicity, race or gender ... you come from a...
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Teen accused of taunting Native Americans in viral video breaks silence
Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call (PARK HILLS, Ky.) -- A Kentucky high school student spoke out on Sunday after video appeared to show him taunting a group of Native American protesters in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, was accused of taunting and mocking a Native American protester at the end of the Indigenous People's March on Friday, but the teenager said he'd been falsely accused."The protestor everyone has seen in the video began playing his drum as he waded into the crowd, which parted for him," Sandmann said in...
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