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  • Three Girls Killed, Eight Injured in Car Crash Near Orlando, Florida

    Three Girls Killed, Eight Injured in Car Crash Near Orlando, Florida

    (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Three children died and eight others were injured when an SUV carrying 11 people lost control and rolled over several times on a highway, officials told ABC affiliate WFTV in Orlando. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. ET on I-95 northbound in Titusville, about 40 miles east of Orlando. Firefighters and paramedics from numerous agencies responded to the scene, which shut down all northbound lanes in Brevard County for several hours Monday evening. Authorities said three people under the age of 18 were killed, and six of eight people inside the SUV were taken to the hospital. […]

  • Former College Swimmer Drowns During Lifeguard Tryouts

    Former College Swimmer Drowns During Lifeguard Tryouts

    (CAPE COD, Mass.) — A 22-year-old former college swimmer drowned during lifeguard tryouts near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Saturday night, according to authorities. A graduate of the State University of New York-Cortland, Jack Jakubek was participating in a fitness test for lifeguards at Pilgrim Lake in Orleans, Massachusetts, when he went missing just before 9 a.m., according to the Orleans Fire-Rescue Department. He went under water while trying to swim to a buoy, ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB-TV reported. Several rescue teams responded to the scene, including a dive team, Massachusetts State Police and the United States Coast Guard. Jakubet was […]

  • Five People Injured in Memorial Day Shooting in Baltimore

    Five People Injured in Memorial Day Shooting in Baltimore

    (BALTIMORE) — Memorial Day in Baltimore was marred by a shooting that left five people with apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Baltimore Police Department. All injuries are non-life threatening, police said. Four of the victims were male — ages 20, 25, 30, and 59 — while the female is 56. All of the victims were transported to the hospital. The motive for shooting remains unknown, as does the identity of the victims or the identity of the shooter or shooters. This story is developing. Check back for updates.

  • Vandals Set Off Illegal Fireworks, Setting Home Ablaze in Maryland

    Vandals Set Off Illegal Fireworks, Setting Home Ablaze in Maryland

    (RIVERDALE, Md.) — Vandals were caught on camera setting off fireworks on the front porch of a home in Riverdale, Maryland, setting it partially ablaze, the homeowner and the local fire department said. The homeowner, Lavonia, who asked that her last name not be used for privacy reasons, told ABC News that the incident took place at 2 a.m. on Saturday, and they still do not know who set the fireworks off, or why. At least two men, who were shirtless, can be seen in the video lighting the fireworks before running away. “We heard a very loud explosion,” Lavonia […]

  • Two in Critical Condition After Electrically Shocked in Swimming Pools

    Two in Critical Condition After Electrically Shocked in Swimming Pools

    (NEW YORK) — The electrical shocking of two people while swimming in outdoor pools this weekend has brought attention to potential safety risks that could arise this summer. An 8-year-old girl from Pennsylvania and a 34-year-old man from New Jersey are both in critical condition after suffering electrical shocks in outdoor pools this weekend, according to local police. On Saturday, the 34-year-old man was shocked while swimming at the pool of the Aztec Motel in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, according to Detective Sergeant Edward Gorski of the Wildwood Crest Police Department. The man remains in critical condition at the Presbyterian […]

  • Bloody Weekend Leaves 4 Dead, Dozens Wounded in Chicago

    Bloody Weekend Leaves 4 Dead, Dozens Wounded in Chicago

    (CHICAGO) — It has been a violent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, and the holiday is not even over yet. Weekend shootings across the city have left four people dead and nearly 50 wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported. Official numbers won’t be released until Tuesday, a Chicago Police Department spokesman told ABC News Monday. A 15-year-old girl, identified as Veronica Lopez, was reportedly the youngest victim, shot while riding in a vehicle with a 28-year-old man around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Lake Shore Drive, according to the Tribune. The Cook County medical examiner’s office was closed Monday. The police department […]

  • Three Women Credited With Stopping Potential Sexual Assault

    Three Women Credited With Stopping Potential Sexual Assault

    (SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Three California women are being credited for stopping a potential sexual assault attempt after they said they spoke out about a man who appeared to be putting something into a woman’s drink. Sonia Ulrich, Marla Saltzer and Monica Kenyon said they were at a Santa Monica hotel for happy hour last Thursday when Kenyon first noticed a man and a woman at a nearby table who appeared to be on a date. The women told ABC News they noticed the man acting “pretty suspicious” when his female companion left the table to go to the restroom. […]