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  • 'Enjoy Your Ride, Cuz We Sure Will!' Sign in Baltimore Police Transport Van Under Investigation

    'Enjoy Your Ride, Cuz We Sure Will!' Sign in Baltimore Police Transport Van Under Investigation

    (BALTIMORE) — A sign inside a Baltimore police van that says “Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!” has sparked criticism in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray — and the department has launched an internal investigation, according to officials. The department was put in the national spotlight after six officers were charged in the death of Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody in April. An autopsy report leaked to the Baltimore Sun said that Gray died of a high-impact injury as a result of not being secured properly during transport. “This sign is yet more […]

  • Man Recovering Day After 'Frightening and Painful' Shark Attack in North Carolina

    Man Recovering Day After 'Frightening and Painful' Shark Attack in North Carolina

    (OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C.) — A 68-year-old man bitten by a shark off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, on Wednesday has been upgraded from fair to good condition today after surviving what he described as a “frightening and painful” attack. The victim, identified by the hospital as Andrew Costello, was bitten on his left side in his lower leg and hip and on both his hands, Hyde County EMS Director Justin Gibbs told ABC News. Costello was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina, in fair condition Wednesday, the hospital said. On Thursday, he was upgraded to […]

  • Escaped Prisoner Richard Matt Aimed Shotgun at Agent Who Found and Killed Him

    Escaped Prisoner Richard Matt Aimed Shotgun at Agent Who Found and Killed Him

    (DANNEMORA, N.Y.) — New York prison escapee Richard Matt aimed a 20-gauge shotgun at the border patrol SWAT team agent who found him after a nearly three-week manhunt and then killed him, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB). Earlier, state police said only that Matt refused to surrender and that he did not fire on the agents. Matt and fellow prisoner David Sweat, led more than 1,000 law enforcement officers on a search that lasted 20 days after the two convicted murderers escaped from maximum security prison Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on […]

  • Fire at Mt. Zion AME Church in South Carolina Attributed to 'Natural' Causes

    Fire at Mt. Zion AME Church in South Carolina Attributed to 'Natural' Causes

    (GREELEYVILLE, S.C.) — The cause of a recent fire that burned down Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina has been classified as stemming from “natural” causes according to the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The finding comes amid a period of heightened alert about a series of recent church fires across the south and fears that they may be cases of arson. Two of those cases have been found to linked to natural causes and no links have yet been found between them. It also comes in the […]

  • Mansion Murder Suspect's Lawyer Fired, Says Daron Wint 'Never Intended' Harm

    Mansion Murder Suspect's Lawyer Fired, Says Daron Wint 'Never Intended' Harm

    (WASHINGTON) — The D.C. mansion murder case took another strange turn on Thursday as accused killer Daron Wint dismissed his defense attorney, who then told reporters that Wint “never intended or wanted anybody … to be harmed.” Attorney Sean Hanover said that a disagreement over defense strategy lead to Wint dropping him as his lawyer. The lawyer was dismissed from the case after a brief courtroom conference Thursday, prior to a scheduled preliminary hearing in the case. Wint is charged in the murder of Savvas Savopoulos, who authorities said was killed along with his wife Amy, son Phillip and family […]

  • Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown Following 'Active Shooter' Report

    Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown Following 'Active Shooter' Report

    (WASHINGTON) — The Washington Navy Yard was placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of an “active shooter” at the scene, the U.S. Navy said. In a tweet, the U.S. Navy said the facility is “on lockdown/shelter in place” — although “no incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow.” A defense official told ABC News that the situation is based on a report of a “suspicious person.” While nothing has been confirmed, the report is being taken seriously, given a previous shooting at the Navy Yard two years ago. In September 2013, a lone gunman went on […]

  • Fireworks Won't Fly on July 4th, TSA Says

    Fireworks Won't Fly on July 4th, TSA Says

    (WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration would like to take this opportunity to remind you fireworks are not permitted on planes this Fourth of July weekend, or any other time of the year for that matter. “Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft,” the TSA wrote on its blog. “Fireworks are explosive and incendiary, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, the FAA has prohibited fireworks from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags.” This includes fireworks such as aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, […]