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  • Van passenger impaled by thrown tripod on California freeway

    South Sacramento, CA (KOVR) — The windshield of a Chevy minivan was smashed by a stolen Caltrans tri-pod Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP said the tripod, which belongs to a Caltrans survey team, was stolen from the corner of Neasham Circle and Front Street in Sacramento around 10:34 a.m. Five minutes later, the tripod was deliberately thrown from 2nd Street, west of Interstate 5, and went through the windshield of the passenger van traveling south on […]

  • Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

    MIDTOWN — An electronic billboard was on fire in Times Square Saturday afternoon, according to fire officials and multiple videos posted on Twitter by users in the area. The fire, which started around 3 p.m. Saturday, was under control by 6 p.m., the FDNY said. The sign covers about four floors of the building at 3 Times Square, also known as the Thomson Reuters building. Flames did not spread beyond the sign, authorities said. The sign was “de-energized” after 80 […]

  • 4 dead, 2 missing after tour planes collide midair in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — At least four people were killed after two sightseeing airplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided in midair Monday near a southeast Alaska town, the Coast Guard said. Two others are missing after the collision about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Ketchikan, Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens said. The Coast Guard had a cutter onsite and planned to work overnight to find the missing. The National Transportation Board was sending an elite investigative team from Washington, D.C., to […]

  • Unvaccinated teen who sued over chickenpox policy now has the illness

    WALTON, Ky. – Two months after going to court over a chickenpox policy, an unvaccinated teen came down with the illness, his lawyer said Wednesday. Jerome Kunkel sued the local health department because of a policy temporarily barring students who aren’t immune against chickenpox from coming to classes and extracurricular activities at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart/Assumption Academy in Walton, Kentucky. The high school senior refused the vaccine, citing his faith. Kunkel’s father, Bill, told CNN affiliate WLWT they object to the […]

  • 12-year-old boy charged in fatal shooting of brother, 10

    CONROE, Texas — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his 10-year-old brother in Texas. The Montgomery County sheriff’s office says deputies on Saturday afternoon responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting in Conroe, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Houston. Authorities found the 10-year-old with a single gunshot wound to his chest area. The child was taken to a hospital, where he died. Authorities say the 12-year-old was placed […]

  • Boeing 737 commercial jet slides off runway, falls into Florida river: officials

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway Friday night, though no critical injuries or deaths were reported, officials said. A Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with 136 passengers and seven aircrew slid off the runway into the St. Johns River, a NAS Jacksonville news release said. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office posted […]

  • Mueller Report: AG Barr says there is no evidence of Trump campaign ‘collusion’

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said at a press conference Thursday morning ahead of the Mueller report’s release that the special counsel’s report did not find “collusion” between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. “The special counsel’s report did not find any evidence that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its hacking operations,” Barr said. “In other words, there was no evidence of Trump campaign […]

  • Massive fire engulfs historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; towers declared safe from blaze

    PARIS — The spire atop the iconic Notre Dame cathedral collapsed amid a devastating fire at the Paris cathedral on Monday, just days before Easter Sunday. Images and video showed flames and thick plumes of smoke billowing up and around the spire, which is surrounded by scaffolding. Video from the scene showed the flaming spire lean to one side and then collapse amid the smoke. The fire rapidly spread and took over the iconic cathedral as onlookers nearby scrambled in […]

  • 2 students stabbed on Connecticut college campus; 1 in custody

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Authorities say one person is in custody in connection with a stabbing on a Connecticut university’s campus. Hartford police say the stabbing occurred in a “dorm area” at the University of Hartford on Sunday afternoon. The university tweeted that there is an emergency in the area of Village Quad 2, and said that “access to campus is currently closed.” A later tweet said a suspect had been taken into custody, a lockdown was lifted and there is […]

  • Man pleads guilty in kidnapping of Jayme Closs

    BARRON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. A count of armed burglary was dropped. The intentional homicide counts carry a sentence of life in prison. Patterson admitted to kidnapping Jayme after killing her parents, James and Denise Closs, at the family’s home on Oct. 15. Patterson held her at a remote cabin […]

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