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  • Victims' relatives confront South Carolina serial killer in court: 'May God have no mercy on his soul'

    Victims' relatives confront South Carolina serial killer in court: 'May God have no mercy on his soul'

    (CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A man who police say confessed to killing multiple people pleaded guilty to 14 charges including murder and kidnapping Friday, after the family members of his victims delivered emotional statements about the pain he caused them. Todd Kohlhepp wore an orange jumpsuit and chains in a South Carolina court on Friday, where he pleaded guilty in exchange for serving seven consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole. The solicitor agreed not to seek the death penalty as part of the deal. Kohlhepp was arrested last year after Kala Brown, who had gone missing along with her […]

  • 2-year-old girl, 16-month-old boy found dead in hot car in Texas

    2-year-old girl, 16-month-old boy found dead in hot car in Texas

    (WEATHERFORD, Texas) — Two children in Texas have died after they were locked in a hot car Friday as temperatures soared to 96 degrees, according to police. A 16-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl were killed, police said. Their identities were not released. Deputies from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home west of Lake Weatherford shortly after 4 p.m., police said. The children’s mother told police that they “took off.” After searching for them on the property, she found them inside a small four-door vehicle, where they had somehow locked themselves inside, police said. The mother […]

  • What lies ahead for Trump's travel ban as the DOJ pursues Supreme Court review

    What lies ahead for Trump's travel ban as the DOJ pursues Supreme Court review

    (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s continued attempts to limit travel and immigration from some Middle East and African countries was dealt its latest setback Thursday when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier, temporary block of his executive order on the matter. In the aftermath, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged to “seek review of this case in the United States Supreme Court,” where a final decision could be offered and precedent potentially set for similar matters. The Fourth Circuit heard the case on the executive order en banc, with all of the circuit’s judges, a rare step reserved […]

  • FBI joins investigation into Delray Beach woman who disappeared at sea

    FBI joins investigation into Delray Beach woman who disappeared at sea

    (CAY SAL, Bahamas) — The FBI has joined the investigation into the case of a South Florida woman who went missing at sea while sailing with her husband. Isabella Hellmann was last seen by her husband, Lewis Bennett, while they were at sea on the night of May 14, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock confirmed to ABC News on Friday that the Bureau is now investigating Hellmann’s disappearance, but declined to provide further information. According to ABC affiliate WPBF-TV, Bennett said he and Hellman were aboard his 37-foot catamaran near the Bahamas when he […]

  • Thieves dressed as construction workers steal more than $800K from Brooklyn jewelry store

    Thieves dressed as construction workers steal more than $800K from Brooklyn jewelry store

    (NEW YORK) — A 67-year-old man was hospitalized after thieves dressed as construction workers robbed a jewelry store in New York City, police said. According to the New York City Police Department, officers responded to a 911 call about a robbery at Court Street Jewelers in downtown Brooklyn on Thursday night around 5:30 p.m. Detectives determined that three men had entered the jewelry store, brandished a handgun and assaulted the 67-year-old male employee before making off with approximately $800,000 worth of jewelry, gold and cash. One man remained outside the store during the robbery as a lookout, police said. The […]

  • Founding Allman Brothers Band Singer Gregg Allman, Dead at 69

    Founding Allman Brothers Band Singer Gregg Allman, Dead at 69

    Gregg Allman, co-founding lead singer, keyboardist and one of the main songwriters of the legendary The Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69. A statement on Allman’s official website reads, in part, “It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia. “Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music […]

  • Man in custody over fatal stabbing in Oregon train incident involving hate speech

    Man in custody over fatal stabbing in Oregon train incident involving hate speech

    (PORTLAND, Ore.) — A man is in custody in Portland, Oregon, in connection with stabbings on a light-rail train that left two people dead and one injured after commuters tried to calm the suspect who was yelling what police said “would best be characterized as hate speech.” Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland is being held without bail and is to be arraigned Monday, authorities said. “This investigation started on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., when North Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a disturbance on an eastbound MAX train at the Hollywood […]