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  • ‘Darkness has tried to swallow us whole’: Mother of Charlottesville victim speaks at sentencing hearing

    ‘Darkness has tried to swallow us whole’: Mother of Charlottesville victim speaks at sentencing hearing

    (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The mother of the woman who was killed when a protester rammed his car into a crowd of people at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017 spoke about how her family has coped in the wake of her death. Heather Heyer was killed by James Alex Fields, who was found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges. Her mother, Susan Bro, was one of several people who gave victim impact statements in court on Monday. “Almost all members of our family have gone into grief therapy as the darkness has tried to swallow us […]

  • Outrage grows over ‘troubling’ video showing NYC police ripping baby from mother’s arms

    Outrage grows over ‘troubling’ video showing NYC police ripping baby from mother’s arms

    (NEW YORK) — New York City police officers are coming under fire after a “troubling” video surfaced showing them ripping a baby from the arms of a mother who went to a social services office to apply for day-care vouchers so she could work, police and the woman’s relatives said. Jazmine Headley, 23, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, committing an act in a manner injurious to a child, criminal trespass and obstruction of governmental administration, according to the NYPD. She was booked into the Rikers Island jail and faces a first court hearing on Thursday. But Headley’s mother, […]

  • Search for missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth intensifies

    Search for missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth intensifies

    (WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — The search for a young Colorado mother who vanished on Thanksgiving Day is intensifying with local police enlisting help from law enforcement nationwide and worried loved ones asking for prayers that she be found safely. Kelsey Berreth, 29, a pilot and the mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen at a Safeway supermarket on Thanksgiving near her home in Woodland Park, police said. After she disappeared, Berreth’s cell phone pinged in Gooding, Idaho, more than 700 miles from where she vanished, Cmdr. Chris Adams of the Woodland Park Police Department told ABC News’ “Good Morning […]

  • VA, NC and more digging out after snowstorm slams Southeast

    VA, NC and more digging out after snowstorm slams Southeast

    (NEW YORK) — The major winter storm that just pummeled the Southeast brought 2 feet of snow to Whitetop, Virginia, and up to 20 inches of heavy, wet snow to North Carolina. Richmond, Virginia, had its second-snowiest December day on record and double-digit totals were reported in South Carolina, Tennessee and as far west as Texas. Parts of West Virginia saw 20 inches of snow. Even Georgia got 8 inches. Now the South is digging out from what North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called a “mammoth winter storm.” The storm not only canceled hundreds of flights on Sunday, it’s also […]

  • Sandy Hook mom reflects on ‘incredibly raw’ grief ahead of sixth anniversary

    Sandy Hook mom reflects on ‘incredibly raw’ grief ahead of sixth anniversary

    (NEW YORK) — Every year without her son Dylan and his classmates who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School is unimaginably difficult for Nicole Hockley, but this year brought fresh pain. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas this February marked the deadliest school shooting since the one in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. “Parkland hit me and all of Sandy Hook Promise incredibly hard, as it hit the whole country,” Hockley said, referring to the gun violence prevention group she co-founded in the wake of her son’s death. The two tragedies drew instant comparisons, and they came together directly […]

  • Five children dead in Ohio house fire; arson not suspected

    Five children dead in Ohio house fire; arson not suspected

    (YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) — Five children have died following a house fire in Youngstown, Ohio, local fire officials said. Arson is not suspected in the Sunday night blaze, officials said. Youngstown is just miles from the Pennsylvania border. Additional details were not immediately available. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

  • More than 276,000 still without power after winter storm slams Southeast

    More than 276,000 still without power after winter storm slams Southeast

    (NEW YORK) — The major winter storm that just pummeled the Southeast brought Whitetop, Virginia, two feet of snow, parts of West Virginia 20 inches and parts of North Carolina almost 19 inches as double-digit totals were reported in South Carolina, Tennessee and as far west as Texas. Even Georgia saw eight inches and parts of Kentucky received six inches as Richmond, Virginia, had its second-snowiest December day on record. More than 276,000 people still were without power across seven states as of early Monday — with most of those, more than 141,000, in North Carolina. That storm now has […]