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70-year-old woman found dead with throat slashed at home on New York’s Upper West Side: Police

70-year-old woman found dead with throat slashed at home on New York’s Upper West Side: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 70-year-old woman was found with her throat slashed at her home on a quiet residential street in Manhattan. Police responded to a 911 call at an Upper West Side apartment just before 5 a.m. Sunday and found resident Susan Trott with a laceration to her neck, […]

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‘Gathering of Hope’ to be held for missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs 1 week after she was abducted

‘Gathering of Hope’ to be held for missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs 1 week after she was abducted

Barron County Sheriff’s Office(BARRON, Wisconsin) — One week after 13-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted from her rural Wisconsin home, community members are set to come together at a “Gathering of Hope” event Monday night to pray for the missing girl. “Jayme remains missing and endangered and has been added to […]

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Texas expecting heavy rain after Hurricane Willa slams Mexico

Texas expecting heavy rain after Hurricane Willa slams Mexico

ABC News(HOUSTON) — The hurricane season in the eastern Pacific Ocean officially is the most active since 1971. Hurricane Willa, now a Category 4 with winds reaching 155 mph this morning, is nearly a Category 5, which has winds of at least 157 mph. Major resorts in Mexico are under […]

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‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

ABC News (HOUSTON) — Hurricane Willa strengthened to a powerful Category 5 storm Monday morning as it takes aim at the Mexican coast. Now churning with 160 mph winds, the storm is expected to weaken when it makes landfall but is forecast to bring large waves, gusty winds, heavy rain […]

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New York Police Department halts use of bodycams after one explodes

New York Police Department halts use of bodycams after one explodes

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City Police Department Commissioner James P. O’Neill suspended the use of some bodycam devices “effective immediately” after one of the city’s cameras exploded over the weekend. The NYPD said it was made “aware of a possible product defect” on Saturday when an officer said his […]

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Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth released after nearly 20 years in prison over girlfriend’s murder

Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth released after nearly 20 years in prison over girlfriend’s murder

iStock/Thinkstock(CLINTON, North Carolina) — Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth was released from prison Monday morning after spending nearly two decades behind bars on charges stemming from the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Carruth, a former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in 2001 after […]

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Manhunt underway for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in killing of Georgia police officer

Manhunt underway for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in killing of Georgia police officer

Gwinnett County Police(ATLANTA) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a suspect in the killing of a police officer near a suburban Atlanta school after he and his partner responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Tafahree Maynard, 18, is considered “armed and dangerous” and is believed […]

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Vague childhood memories of pre-war London led to a remarkable Texas family reunion

Vague childhood memories of pre-war London led to a remarkable Texas family reunion

Bob Pereira(HOUSTON) — A family reunion decades in the making unfolded last week at the international arrivals terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Three siblings — who lived separate lives after the eldest was abandoned as a toddler in a London orphanage — met for the first time. […]

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Boy with autism who improved socially by running plans to finish marathon with mom

Boy with autism who improved socially by running plans to finish marathon with mom

Courtesy Lisa Hernandez-Cruz(NEW YORK) — Around this time last year, Wilfrin Hernandez-Cruz waited for his mother at the finish line of the New York City marathon. When his mom, Lisa Hernandez-Cruz, runs on Nov. 4 in this year’s event, Wilfrin, who is 11 years old and has autism, plans to […]

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Orange County Sheriff’s Department defends deputy seen punching DUI suspect

Orange County Sheriff’s Department defends deputy seen punching DUI suspect

KABC-TV(STANTON, Calif.) — The lawyer for a man shown being repeatedly punched by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in dash-cam footage is fighting back against the department, which called the use of force “appropriate for the situation.” Mohamed Sayem, 33, was unconscious in the driver’s seat of his own vehicle […]

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