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  • Savannah State University on Lockdown After Shooting Incident

    Savannah State University on Lockdown After Shooting Incident

    (SAVANNAH, Ga.) — The Savannah State University campus was put on lockdown Thursday evening after a shooting incident there, campus officials said. “The SSU campus is on lockdown following a shooting incident this evening at or near the Student Union,” the school said in a statement. “A male victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.” According to ABC News affiliate WTVM-TV, students were being told to “stay in place and cooperate with officers and other personal.” Further details, including his condition, were not immediately available. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

  • Police Find Wig, Shawl and Gun in Virginia Shooter's Car, Warrant Says

    Police Find Wig, Shawl and Gun in Virginia Shooter's Car, Warrant Says

    (ROANOKE, Va.) — A briefcase with a wig, shawl and three license plates was among the items found inside the car of the gunman who killed two of his former colleagues during a televised interview in Virginia on Wednesday, according to a search warrant. ABC News has obtained the warrant filed to search the rental car that Vester Lee Flanagan was using when he fled the Virginia State Police on Wednesday, following the shooting that left Alison Parker and Adam Ward dead. Inside the Chevrolet Sonic, police found a Glock pistol, six ammunition magazines and ammunition for a 9mm weapon. […]

  • On-Air Shooter's Firing Filmed by Cameraman He Later Killed

    On-Air Shooter's Firing Filmed by Cameraman He Later Killed

    (ROANOKE, Va.) — The cameraman who was killed in the on-air shooting in Virginia Wednesday filmed his attacker being fired from their news station two years prior, according to court records. Details about the February 2013 firing of Vester Lee Flanagan, who used the name Bryce Williams professionally, have emerged as part of the public court filings in relation to a lawsuit he filed against his former employer, WDBJ. The suit was dismissed in July 2014. The 167-page file from Roanoke City General District Court documents a series of alleged issues with his former employer — for whom the victims, […]

  • Kentucky Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License for Third Time

    Kentucky Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License for Third Time

    (MOREHEAD, Ky.) — A same-sex couple from Morehead, Kentucky, were denied a marriage license for a third time at the Rowan County Clerk’s Office on Thursday, and the emotional exchange was caught on video. The denial comes just one day after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Davis’ appeal to U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s ruling from two weeks ago, ordering her to issue marriage licenses after she had been refusing to do so, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious liberty, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. William Smith, Jr. told […]

  • Prep School Rape Trial Closing Arguments Describe Two Stories

    Prep School Rape Trial Closing Arguments Describe Two Stories

    (CONCORD, N.H.) — In the closing arguments Thursday regarding an alleged rape at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school, attorneys for both sides asked jurors to question the credibility of the accuser and the defendant. Owen Labrie, 19, is accused of raping a student in May 2014 at St. Paul’s School, in Concord, New Hampshire. He is charged with multiple felonies relating to the encounter and has entered a not guilty plea. The attorney for the defendant, J.W. Carney, challenged jurors to consider Thursday if they believe the accuser’s account of events beyond a reasonable doubt. Carney told jurors that […]

  • How Words Like Butt-Dial and Redditor Make It Into the Oxford English Dictionary

    How Words Like Butt-Dial and Redditor Make It Into the Oxford English Dictionary

    (NEW YORK) — Redditor, shareable and butt-dial are among the latest words to join the Oxford English Dictionary, which keeps the definitive record of words that have permeated the English language. Many of the words included in Thursday’s quarterly update were popularized on the Internet or are terms spawned from experiences with technology. There’s the frustrated gamer who may rage-quit after being stuck too long on a level. Then there is that snackable (short, easy to read) story a friend posted on Facebook. Clifford Sofield, an assistant editor at Oxford English Dictionary, told ABC News a team of editors is […]

  • How WDBJ Was Able to Get Through This Morning’s Newscast After On-Air Slayings

    How WDBJ Was Able to Get Through This Morning’s Newscast After On-Air Slayings

    (ROANOKE, Va.) — The heartbreaking task of getting back to work was the first assignment of the day for the staffers at WDBJ-TV in Virginia. They returned to the news desk a day after two of their colleagues were fatally shot during a live interview. “They’re doing as well as can be expected,” station general manager Jeff Marks told ABC News of his colleagues this morning. “They’re choking back tears and their emotions show, but they’re covering the news.” Anchor Kimberly McBroom, who was on-air Wednesday when the shooting happened, led the broadcast and the ensuing moment of silence in […]