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  • Tornado Threat Looms Large in Storm-Rattled Midwest and South

    Tornado Threat Looms Large in Storm-Rattled Midwest and South

    (NEW YORK) — Stronger twisters and extreme weather are expected Friday to again hit the Midwest and South. Earlier this week, 33 confirmed tornadoes left 13 people dead. A large area of the country, stretching from the Ohio Valley into the deep South, is under threat of severe weather Friday morning.  Though it was relatively quiet overnight, the first storms could pop up around daybreak in the St. Louis area, according to Rich Thompson, lead forecaster with the National Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The National Weather Service has indicated a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms for the Ohio […]

  • Chardon High School Reopens After Shooting

    Chardon High School Reopens After Shooting

    (CHARDON, Ohio) — Chardon High School will reopen its doors to students on Friday, four days after suspected gunman T.J. Lane went on a shooting rampage that forced the Ohio school to shut down. Monday’s attack left three students — Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr. and Daniel Parmertor — dead and two others wounded. Before he could do more damage, Lane was chased out of the building by assistant football coach Frank Hall.  Lane later turned himself in to a passerby and has since been charged with murder. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Hall said he is not a hero, […]

  • Rutgers Trial: Cop Describes Search for Tyler Clementi

    Rutgers Trial: Cop Describes Search for Tyler Clementi

    (NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — A Rutgers police officer testified Thursday that when he searched for missing student Tyler Clementi, his roommate Dharun Ravi did not mention that Clementi was upset over Ravi’s alleged webcam spying and had asked to switch rooms the previous day. Police officer Krzysztof Kowalczy said he was told to conduct a “well-being” check for Clementi on Sept. 22, 2010 after police found Clementi’s possessions on the George Washington Bridge.  Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the bridge earlier that day. Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman, left a note, but its contents have never been made public.  His […]

  • Ohio School Shooting Survivor Has Bullets in Cheek and Neck

    Ohio School Shooting Survivor Has Bullets in Cheek and Neck

    (CHARDON, Ohio) — Ohio school shooting survivor Nick Walczak is partially paralyzed with bullets lodged in his cheek and neck, but doctors are “cautiously optimistic” that he will walk again, the teen’s mother said Thursday. Walczak, 17, was one of five high school students shot in a rampage at Chardon High School on Monday by accused shooter T.J. Lane, who has been charged with murder.  Three students — Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr. and Daniel Parmertor — died from their wounds. Another wounded student, Joy Rickers, has been released from the hospital.  Walczak remains hospitalized. Walczak’s mother Holly Walczak told […]

  • Bank Hostage Standoff Ends in Fiery Shootout

    Bank Hostage Standoff Ends in Fiery Shootout

    (BUENA PARK, Calif.) — A bank manager at a Southern California bank who was held hostage has been rescued safely following a fiery shootout between a robbery suspect and SWAT team officers. Police and SWAT team officers shot the suspect after they swarmed Saehan Bank in Buena Park, Calif., at about 3 p.m., according to ABC News Los Angeles station KABC. Authorities said the suspect continued to be uncooperative after the shooting, the station reported. Aerial pictures show the suspect being taken out of the bank on a stretcher and placed into a paramedic vehicle. The suspect’s condition was not […]

  • Shot Fired at Arizona High School Baseball Game

    Shot Fired at Arizona High School Baseball Game

    (TUCSON, Ariz.) — An Arizona high school is on lockdown Thursday after a report of a shooting at a baseball game, ABC affiliate KGUN reported. There was no indication that anyone had been injured. District Superintendent Dr. Richard Rundhaugh said an adult fired a shot at another adult at the baseball game at Willcox High School, the report said. The adult who fired the gun was in custody, and police were looking for another person, Rundhaugh told KGUN. Rundhaugh said all students attending the game were safe. Earlier news reports suggested at least one person was injured. The Willcox Police […]

  • Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    (ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Maryland on Thursday became the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage after Gov. Martin O’Malleyon signed the bill into law. The bill’s passage in Maryland comes on the heels of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to veto legislation that would legalize gay marriage in that state. Noting before the bill’s signing that all people share a common thread of “human dignity,” Gov. O’Malleyon remarked, according to The Baltimore Sun, “The way forward is always found through greater respect for the equal rights of all.” After signing the bill at the State House, Gov. O’Malleyon invited supporters […]