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Authorities brace for massive gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia
traveler1116/iStock (RICHMOND, Va.) -- Law enforcement officials will be on high alert Monday as activists from around the country are expected to descend on Richmond, Virginia, to rally against the state’s progressive gun control proposals. Gun rights groups such as the Virginia Citizens Defense League and Gun Owners of America are planning a protest on the state’s Lobby Day. Lawmakers in Virginia have proposed a ban on assault rifles and a "red flag" law, which would give officials the power to confiscate weapons from an individual who poses a threat, among other gun control measures. Law enforcement officials and Gov....
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At least two dead, 15 injured in Kansas City shooting
Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- At least two people are dead and 15 people have been injured in a shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, according to the Kansas City Police. Officers were dispatched to the 4800 block of Noland Road in the southeastern part of the city at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when they received reports of a shooting. They arrived to a chaotic scene outside of a crowded bar where they say one adult female was shot and killed in the parking lot. No shots were fired by any of the responding officers. Up to 15 people self-transported to...
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New storm set to slam West Coast on Tuesday
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- January is in full swing in the eastern half of the United States where temperatures and wind chills are below zero in the Northern Plains and New England. The arctic air spills all the way into the Mid-South where the wind chill is in the teens in Atlanta and Memphis, Tennessee Monday morning.By Monday night into Tuesday morning, the coldest air moves into central Florida where wind chill alerts have been issued and there are wind chills in the 30s in Orlando. After this cold blast in the East our attention turns to a new...
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Two officers dead, three people unaccounted for in shooting in Honolulu: Officials
Honolulu Police Department (HONOLULU) -- Two officers have died after a shooting on Sunday near one of Hawaii's most scenic spots, Diamond Head, where several homes were also set ablaze, officials said. The incident unfolded at a home near the Honolulu tourist destination when authorities were responding to a domestic violence call, officials said.Honolulu police responded to reports of a woman who was stabbed in Waikiki when the officers arriving on scene came under fire from the suspect. Police believe the suspect, who may have been using an AR-15-style rifle, is dead, but they have yet to confirm that due...
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Navy to honor Doris Miller with first aircraft carrier named after African American
U.S. Navy (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Navy is set to announce Monday that a future aircraft carrier will be the first named in honor of an African American. The ship will be named in honor of Doris Miller, who was serving as a ship's cook during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly said in a statement Sunday. The announcement is timed to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.This will be the second ship named in honor of Miller for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7,...
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Two dead, five injured as patron opens fire 'indiscriminately' at Texas bar
kali9/iStock (SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- Two people are dead and five injured after a person opened fire "indiscriminately" at a San Antonio bar Sunday night. The San Antonio Police Department responded to a shooting at a bar called Ventura, steps from the San Antonio River, at 8 p.m. local time. An altercation appears to have broken out between customers when one person pulled out a gun and began shooting, Police Chief William McManus said at a press conference Sunday night.In total, seven people were shot. A 21-year-old man died inside the club, while a second person in critical condition was...
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Off-duty police officer being driven by intoxicated woman dies in highway crash
Berwyn Police Department (CHICAGO) -- An off-duty police officer was killed as he sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by an intoxicated woman who slammed into the back of a box truck that had crashed in a separate accident. The incident happened early Sunday morning around 6:00 a.m. when, according to Illinois State Police, Charles Schauer, 33, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, was sitting in a car with Erin Zilka, 35, of Plainfield, Illinois, driving on I-55 in Will County. Unbeknownst to Zilka and Schauer, a previous accident involving two trucks had occurred just a short time beforehand...
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Woman struck, killed by two cars running across street to get food for family
Нина Дроздова/iStock (FRESNO, Calif.) -- A 56-year-old woman who was running across the street to get food for her family has died after being struck and killed by two cars in a tragic accident. Laura Bryant was in northeast Fresno, California, on Saturday night when she attempted to cross a busy street to get her family some food at McDonalds but, according to detectives, she didn’t use the crosswalk and poor lighting made it difficult for her to be seen. Bryant was in the third lane of the road when she was struck by a car. The impact of getting...
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Pitbull attack on elderly woman may have uncovered illegal dog fighting ring
katifcam/iStock (HICKORY GROVE, S.C.) -- A vicious pitbull attack on a 71-year-old woman who was looking after 14 dogs at a family member’s property may have accidentally revealed an illegal dog fighting ring. The incident occurred on Saturday, Jan. 18, in York County, South Carolina, when police responded to a home in Hickory Grove after reports of a dog attack. When responding deputies arrived they found a 71-year-old woman lying on the ground after being attacked by a pitbull she was helping take care of.Police discovered in their investigation that the woman was on the property to help look after...
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Student found dead at Stanford University fraternity
Easyturn/iStock (PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- An investigation is underway at Stanford University in Northern California to determine how a sophomore died inside an on-campus fraternity house, authorities said.A preliminary investigation into the male student's death found no signs of foul play, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.The student's name was not immediately released, pending notification of his relatives.Sheriff's office officials said the cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner.The sophomore was found unresponsive about 10:21 a.m. on Friday inside the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house on the Palo Alto...
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Stepfather shoots son in stomach during alleged domestic dispute
MattGush/iStock (HOUSTON) -- A 38-year-old man is in critical condition after his own stepfather allegedly shot him during a dispute in their home.The incident occurred on Saturday evening when police responded to a call in Harris County, Texas, that a man had been shot in his stomach, according to ABC News' Houston station KTRK-TV.When police arrived on the scene they found a man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was immediately taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to survive.According to authorities, however, the shooting may have been an act of self-defense.Family members...
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Major storm moves offshore as cold air follows, new Western storm brews in Pacific
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Alerts remain in place this morning across several states from Wisconsin to Maine.While some of these alerts will expire early this morning, many will remain in place throughout the day due to high winds driving lake effect snow in the typical lake effect regions through Sunday evening. The Sunday morning radar as of 3 a.m. shows snow still falling along many U.S. interstates including the northern corridor of I-95 and I-91.This morning, lake effect snow is blowing off the Great Lakes and impacting parts of I-80 and I-90 in western Pennsylvania and New York State.This...
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