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Texas cop never ID'd himself as police before fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson in her own home: Official
iStock (FORT WORTH, Texas) -- A white police officer responding to a call early Saturday for a welfare check at a home in Fort Worth, Texas, fired a shot into a bedroom window, striking and killing a 28-year-old black woman who a neighbor said was not a threat.Relatives of the woman who was fatally shot identified her as Atatiana Jefferson, and said she worked as a human resources officer for a Fort Worth company and that she lived in the home with an 8-year-old nephew, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA reported.During a news conference on Sunday afternoon, Fort Worth Police Lt....
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1 person injured after false panic over shooting at mall, police say
iStock (BOCA RATON, Fla.) -- One person was injured after shoppers fled during a false alarm over a suspected shooting at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida, according to police.The male victim suffered a non-life threatening "trauma wound" and was transported to the Del Ray Medical Center after first responders arrived, Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander told reporters at a news conference Sunday afternoon. Police saw the trauma injury, but they said they now believe it was caused by the person running into a door.There is no evidence of any gunfire, Alexander said. He said they are...
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New Orleans mayor vows 'relentless' investigation in deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse
Twitter/@ABC (NEW ORLEANS) -- Crews were feverishly working on Sunday to stabilize the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans a day after the building partially collapsed, killing two construction workers, leaving a third trapped in the rubble and injuring 30 others, officials said. One body has been recovered from the scene, according to New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said at a news conference near the disaster site on Sunday that search-and-rescue crews were poised to reenter the building. "Search and rescue continues to be our top priority at this time," McConnell said. He...
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3-year-old Alabama girl vanishes while attending birthday party, police fear kidnapping
iStock (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- An Amber Alert has been issued for an Alabama toddler girl who vanished while attending a birthday party over the weekend, authorities said Sunday. Investigators fear she may have been kidnapped.3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, was playing with other children at an outdoor birthday party at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night when she suddenly disappeared, said Birmingham Police Department officers.Investigators said she may have been abducted by a man and woman driving a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Toyota with a brown or discolored bumper.The Amber Alert issued by state authorities on Saturday said the toddler is considered...
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10-year-old girl dies after falling off carnival ride in New Jersey, police say
Facebook/Deerfield Harvest Football (DEERFIELD, N.J.) -- A 10-year-old girl has died after she fell off a carnival ride in New Jersey, according to police.The girl was on a ride called "Extreme" at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival Saturday around 6 p.m. in south New Jersey when she fell off the ride, according to a news release from the New Jersey State Police.Witnesses told ABC Philadelphia station WPVI that the girl was motionless after the fall and that her family members were distraught. 'She was then airlifted to Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey, where she was pronounced dead,...
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Woman's arm, foot severed by private plane propeller at Key West airport, authorities say
iStock (KEY WEST, Fla.) -- A propeller on a private plane severed a Florida woman's arm and foot, according to authorities.The woman, a resident of Naples, was struck by the propeller at the Key West International Airport Saturday around 8:45 p.m., according to a news release by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.The pilot and female passenger were preparing to taxi in the private plane when it "would not move or was having some other unknown mechanical issue," authorities said.The pilot then exited the plane while it was still running to see if the blocks placed by the airplane tires when...
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Car slams into group of people enjoying autumn hayride, at least 11 injured
iStock (LITTLE ROCK, Ill.) -- At least 11 people have been hurt, one of them critically, after a car slammed into people enjoying an autumn hayride on Saturday afternoon about 55 miles west of Chicago.Authorities say that the accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Little Rock Township, Illinois, when a car containing two people crashed into the back of a hayride wagon causing the car to flip upside down onto its roof.All of the 11 victims are adults, 3 of which were hurt seriously. Those involved in the accident were taken to four area hospitals, according...
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'Not qualified': State senator wants judge who jailed man for missing jury duty off the bench
iStock (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- "Not qualified to make a fair and impartial decision," is how Florida State Senator Bobby Powell described the judge who sentenced a 21-year-old man to 10 days in jail for missing jury duty."The thought that a judge would sentence a young man who had no previous history or incident with law enforcement to jail time, I was outraged," Powell, who has filed a formal complaint against Judge Kasternakes, told ABC News. "I know him, I know this young man for many, many years. When I saw his picture on the front page of the local paper,...
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'Serial Stowaway' arrested again at Chicago airport trying to sneak past security
iStock (CHICAGO) -- A woman known to police for trying to evade capture by airport security was arrested again at Chicago O'Hare airport, police said.Marilyn Hartman, known to authorities as the "Serial Stowaway," was charged Saturday with a felony count of criminal trespass to a registered area at an airport, a spokesman for Chicago police told ABC News.Hartman had not yet made it through security when she was arrested, but allegedly she was trying to move TSA lane dividers to sneak by.She had been on probation for a 2018 incident in which she sneaked onto a London-bound flight from O'Hare,...
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5 rappers removed from Rolling Loud festival lineup at NYPD's request
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Due to "public safety concerns," several artists slated to perform at this weekend's Rolling Loud Festival in New York City were removed from the lineup.In a letter to festival organizers, the New York Police Department said that "there will be a higher risk of violence" if Casanova, Don Q, Pop Smoke, Sheff G and 22GZ were allowed to perform at Rolling Loud because the artists "have been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide."Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif confirmed that the artists were removed from the lineup after NYPD sent the letter but said they'll still...
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California officials update wildfire containment, evacuation maps
iStock/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- Several California wildfires are still wreaking havoc as firefighters continue to battle the blazes Saturday. The Saddleridge fire in Los Angeles County, the largest of the latest California wildfires, encompasses 7,552 acres and is only 19% contained as of 7:30 a.m. PST. The Saddleridge fire evacuation map, according to Cal Fire, showed mandatory evacuations still in place for Porter Ranch north of state highway 118 from Reseda to Iverson, Oakridge Estates (north of 210 highway) and West of Balboa, North of Sesnon to the Ventura County border with DeSoto as the western border.On Friday the wildfires...
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Authorities investigating New Hampshire church shooting: Governor
iStock/Thinkstock (PELHAM, N.H.) -- Wedding guests tackled a gunman after he allegedly opened fire in a Pelham, New Hampshire, church on Saturday morning and shot two people, the local police chief said."They basically gang-tackled him" and held him until police arrived, Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark told reporters.The suspect later was identified as Dale Halloway, 37. He's been charged with first-degree assault, according to a statement from Gordon J. MacDonald, the state's attorney general.One of the people shot was Bishop Stanley Choate, 75, who last was listed in serious condition at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.Claire McMullen, 60, was shot...
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