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  • Many Colorado Wildfire Evacuees Allowed to Return Home

    Many Colorado Wildfire Evacuees Allowed to Return Home

    (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Some 7,000 residents of the Colorado Springs area were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday, but for many, they returned to a pile of rubble left behind by a wildfire that destroyed some 350 homes.  The blaze is now 45 percent contained. Anne Marie Borrego of the American Red Cross says many evacuees of the Waldo Canyon wildfire had been under an evacuation order for days and had no idea what they would find when they returned home.  Many found they had lost everything. Colorado officials say the number of evacuees from the wildfire […]

  • Missing Toddler Found Dead in Closet

    Missing Toddler Found Dead in Closet

    (DETROIT) — Detroit police are investigating the mysterious death of a toddler girl who was found dead under a pile of clothes in her grandmother’s, hours after she was reported missing. Zyia Turner was found dead in a closet, underneath a pile of clothes, some type of metal box and other items, sources told ABC News’ Detroit affiliate WXYZ-TV. Zyia, who is 17 months old, was being watched by her uncle and another adult, who were babysitting several kids at the time of her disappearance. “The uncle was taking care of several children and left for a couple minutes to […]

  • Fire Marshall Warns of Fabric Softeners After Girl’s Nightgown Goes Up in Flames

    Fire Marshall Warns of Fabric Softeners After Girl’s Nightgown Goes Up in Flames

    ) — A girl from Clark County, Wash., is in critical condition after her nightgown went up in flames, and fire department officials say liquid fabric softener may have played a role in accelerating the blaze. Addie Perrenoud, 9, was in a bathroom Wednesday morning when she struck a match, presumably to light a candle, Clark County Assistant Fire Marshall Richard Martin said. Seconds later her nightgown caught fire and engulfed her in flames. “From the time the girl’s mother heard her daughter starting to scream until mom had the fire out was probably less than a minute,” Martin told […]

  • ‘Charlie’s Dinosaur’ Honors Memory of Murdered Powell Boys

    ‘Charlie’s Dinosaur’ Honors Memory of Murdered Powell Boys

    (NEW YORK) — The memory of Charlie and Braden Powell is being carried on by a group of detectives who found a sweet picture that made them smile following the deaths of the two boys. Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, were murdered on Feb. 5, 2012 by their father, Josh Powell, in a home explosion that killed all three. Powell, the only person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Susan, had lost custody of the two boys. He killed them when they arrived at his home for what was supposed to be a supervised visit. While cleaning out […]

  • Texas Lesbian Couple: Survivor Remembers Night of Shooting

    Texas Lesbian Couple: Survivor Remembers Night of Shooting

    (PORTLAND, Texas) — The survivor of the Texas shooting of a lesbian couple remembers the night, a friend told ABC News. Mary Kristene Chapa, 18, and her girlfriend, Mollie Olgin, 19, were both shot in the head at Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas, on June 22. Chapa is recovering in the hospital and has regained consciousness, although it was unclear whether she had been interviewed by police. Olgin was found dead next to her girlfriend by a couple the next morning. Police believe the women were shot sometime around midnight. Olgin’s friends and family honored her in a memorial […]

  • Cook County Medical Examiner to Resign Over Morgue Safety Violations

    Cook County Medical Examiner to Resign Over Morgue Safety Violations

    (CHICAGO) — A state agency found almost two dozen safety violations at the Cook County Morgue in Chicago, revealing horrors from falling bodies to exposure to hepatitis B. Cook County’s medical examiner will resign next month, and four other employees have already been fired, according to ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago. Of the 21 violations in the Illinois Department of Labor report, 15 were labeled “serious.” Here are a few listed in the report: Bodies have fallen from up to 10 feet high in the cooler room because of a faulty rack. Autopsy room employees didn’t have eye protection to […]

  • NC Mom Who Lost Custody Got Kids Back for Final Month of Life

    NC Mom Who Lost Custody Got Kids Back for Final Month of Life

    (NEW YORK) — The North Carolina mother who lost custody of her children because she had Stage 4 breast cancer died this week at her parents’ home in Pennsylvania. Alaina Giordano, 38, was able to spend her final weeks with her children thanks to an emergency motion her lawyer filed in Illinois family court, according to the Giordano’s Facebook page, which announced her death on Friday. The ABCNews Medical Unit and ABC11 in Raleigh, N.C., interviewed Giordano shortly after she lost her custody battle and once she knew the cancer had metastasized to her bones. She was getting treatment in […]