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  • NYPD: Ready for War with ISIS Terrorists

    NYPD: Ready for War with ISIS Terrorists

    (NEW YORK) — In the air, over the water and on the street with hundreds of heavily-armed officers, the New York Police Department says it is ready for war if ISIS or any terror group attacks New York City. “I think that it’s inevitable that there’ll be another attack in this country,” Chief James Waters, the head of the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau, told ABC News during a tour of his department’s newly formed Critical Response Command. “We are well-prepared to respond to that.” Some 525 specially trained officers rotate shifts so that at any given time, 24/7, some 100 of […]

  • 'Vile' Smelling Algae as Thick as 'Pea Soup' Clogs Up Florida's Waterways

    'Vile' Smelling Algae as Thick as 'Pea Soup' Clogs Up Florida's Waterways

    (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie Counties due to a thick green algae bloom choking the area’s waterways. “I live on the water and I can’t even go out by back door. It smells vile,” Chris Palas, who lives in Stuart, Florida, told ABC News Friday. “It is just horrible. It is just horrendous. It looks like pea soup. It is just not at the surface. It is deep.” “The health department put out signs on the beach saying there is no swimming,” he said. “And clearly from […]

  • Denver Fighting to Take Back Downtown from 'Urban Travelers,' Violence

    Denver Fighting to Take Back Downtown from 'Urban Travelers,' Violence

    (DENVER) — Right on the heels of an announcement by Denver officials to increase security downtown, a video has been making the rounds of a disturbing attack on the bustling 16th Street Mall, one of the city’s most popular spots. In the video posted on social media, a shirtless man can be seen chasing people on the pedestrian mall Wednesday around 6 p.m. as he wildly swings a pole and hits them with it. On Thursday, Mayor Michael Hancock said that the videotaped alleged assault was indicative of the activity and individuals Denver authorities were battling in the downtown area. […]

  • Fourth of July Travel: What You Need To Know

    Fourth of July Travel: What You Need To Know

    (NEW YORK) — If you’re like most Americans, you’re headed for a weekend full of barbecues and fireworks. But prior to the fun in the sun kicks off, inevitably, comes the hassle of travel. Millions of Americans will be taking to the sky this weekend. Airlines have nearly 11 million seats for the four-day Independence Day weekend travel period (Friday – Monday), according to analysts at Hopper, an airfare prediction app. The most popular destinations are New York, Las Vegas, DC, Chicago, and LA Hopper says. With so many people, that means those pesky TSA lines could be a bit […]

  • New Baltimore PD Use of Force Policy Emphasizes 'Sanctity of Life'

    New Baltimore PD Use of Force Policy Emphasizes 'Sanctity of Life'

    (BALTIMORE) — The Baltimore Police Department’s updated use of force policy, which emphasizes the “sanctity of life” and the need to “de-escalate,” goes into effect Friday — the first update in more than a decade and coming in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. This is the first time the BPD’s use of force policy has been updated since 2003, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced at a press conference on Wednesday. The updated use of force policy announcement comes during the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation into the department’s patterns and practices. “Some of the key points in this […]

  • "Serial" Star's Lawyer: Syed Should Be Released on Bail

    "Serial" Star's Lawyer: Syed Should Be Released on Bail

    (BALTIMORE) – The lawyer for “Serial” podcast star Adnan Syed who was granted a new trial on Thursday for his role in allegedly murdering his high school ex-girlfriend says his client is not a flight risk nor is he a danger to the community, saying he should be granted bail. In an interview with ABC News, Justin Brown said “We are just starting to look into that and I think we have a very compelling case.” He’s not a flight risk and he is not a danger to the community and therefore he should be allowed out on bail.” But […]

  • Boy, 8, Medevaced from Royal Carribbean Ship After Pool Accident

    Boy, 8, Medevaced from Royal Carribbean Ship After Pool Accident

    (NEW YORK) — Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas Cruise ship was forced to turn around off the coast of New York Thursday after a child had an accident in a pool and required medical help, according to the cruise line. The 8-year-old boy was found Thursday afternoon. The Coast Guard said it was notified just before 7 p.m.The FDNY met the ship — which had left from Bayonne, NJ, earlier in the day — upon its return. The child was medevaced to Staten Island University Hospital North, according to the Coast Guard. Early Friday morning, the Coast Guard had […]