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  • Winter Storms Are Impacting Travelers in 19 States

    Winter Storms Are Impacting Travelers in 19 States

    (NEW YORK) —  Winter is officially here to stay for many states across the nation. Gusty winds, whiteout conditions and heavy snow are impacting thousands of commuters. Winter advisories have been issued for nearly 20 states. The Great Lakes region, especially Michigan and New York, is experiencing heavy lake-effect snow that could lead to an accumulation of 2-3 feet. #wutv Lake effect snow in effect. Syracuse pic.twitter.com/Bu5PUU2nSp — vbdenny (@VBDenny) December 8, 2016 A snow storm and cold temperatures in Michigan have caused roads to ice, resulting in multiple highway accidents Thursday morning. At least two people were killed and […]

  • John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95

    John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95

    (NEW YORK) — John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth and a legendary figure in the American space flight program, has died, the Ohio governor has said. He was 95. pic.twitter.com/XRN1DDMVqO — John Kasich (@JohnKasich) December 8, 2016 Glenn was one of America’s first and most celebrated astronauts and had a long public career that included two space flights, 24 years as a U.S. Senator from Ohio, and a run for the presidency. He was born July 18, 1921. Glenn will go down in history as the first American to orbit the earth, one of the original […]

  • Suspect in Georgia Cop Killing is Dead, Investigators Say

    Suspect in Georgia Cop Killing is Dead, Investigators Say

    (AMERICUS, Ga.) — The man who allegedly shot two police officers in Georgia, killing one and critically wounding the other, is now dead, authorities said. A spokesperson for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told ABC News Thursday afternoon that the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Minquell Kennedy Lembrick, is deceased. It was not immediately clear how Lembrick had died. Investigators said Lembrick was wanted in connection to a shooting that happened Wednesday morning around 9:40 a.m. local time at an apartment complex in Americus, near the Georgia Southwestern State University campus. Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr with the Americus Police Department and […]

  • Deadly Chain of Car Crashes on Icy I-96 in Michigan Kills at Least Three

    Deadly Chain of Car Crashes on Icy I-96 in Michigan Kills at Least Three

    (DETROIT) — At least three people have been killed in a series of snow-related car accidents that involved about 30 vehicles in Michigan, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. The major car pileup occurred in the westbound lanes of the interstate I-96 in Livingston County, according to Michigan State Police. Sudden whiteout conditions, as well as black ice on the roads have been cited by police as contributors to the deadly crash. The snow — and other accidents — continue to pile up. Police said crashes have occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-96, as well. According to ABC […]

  • Michael Slager Trial Foreman Recalls 'Passionate, Emotional' Climate in Jury Room

    Michael Slager Trial Foreman Recalls 'Passionate, Emotional' Climate in Jury Room

    (CHARLESTON, S.C.) — The jury foreman in the state murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager described the climate in the jury room as “passionate, emotional” and sometimes “heated” before a mistrial was eventually declared. “We are a group of 12 people who came from different backgrounds, trying to come up with one decision. And that just didn’t happen,” jury foreman Dorsey Montgomery II told ABC News. Slager, who is white, was accused of killing Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, at a traffic stop on April 4, 2015, when Slager was a North Charleston […]

  • Official: Oakland Warehouse Had Not Been Inspected in 30 Years

    Official: Oakland Warehouse Had Not Been Inspected in 30 Years

    (OAKLAND, Calif.) — As investigators try to piece together what sparked a fatal fire last week at a warehouse in Oakland, California, the city planning and building department revealed that its inspectors had not been inside the ill-fated structure in decades. The Oakland Planning and Building Department said it received various complaints about the property on 31st Avenue over the past 30 years, but most were about the neighboring vacant lot. Although inspectors visited the property as recently as last month, no one actually ventured inside the warehouse. “In terms of the planning and building inspector, our records didn’t show […]

  • Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Recorded Off the Coast of California

    Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Recorded Off the Coast of California

    (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A 6.5 magnitude 6.5 earthquake was recorded off the coast of northern California Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said the quake was about 6.2 miles in depth, with its center located some 103 miles west of Ferndale and 281 miles northwest of Sacramento. The USGS initially reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8. The National Weather Service confirmed the earthquake and said there is no danger of a tsunami to Hawaii. “Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii,” […]