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‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 4 storm

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 4 storm

ABC News (HOUSTON) — Hurricane Willa, a Category 4 storm, is taking aim at the Mexican coast and threatening to deliver life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain. Willa had strengthened to a powerful Category 5 storm Monday morning with 160 mph winds as the National Hurricane Center warned the storm […]

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Teenage suspect in Georgia cop killing is dead: Officials

Teenage suspect in Georgia cop killing is dead: Officials

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — A teenager wanted in the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer was killed by police Monday morning after they found him hiding in a shed of a home in suburban Atlanta, officials said. The suspect, Tafahree Maynard, 18, was killed after he refused to drop a lawn […]

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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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2,000 volunteers wanted to search for evidence in case of missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs

2,000 volunteers wanted to search for evidence in case of missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs

Barron County Sheriff’s Office(BARRON, Wisconsin) — One week after 13-year-old Jayme Closs was abducted from her rural Wisconsin home, authorities are asking for 2,000 volunteers to help search for evidence in the case. The volunteers must be able to walk on uneven terrain, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. […]

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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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