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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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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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Thirty injured when floor collapses during college party in Clemson

Thirty injured when floor collapses during college party in Clemson

Twitter/@StevieW21(CLEMSON, S.C.) — Dozens of people were injured early Sunday when a floor collapsed during a party at an apartment building near Clemson University in South Carolina. Thirty people were taken to three area hospitals with injuries, according to police. The collapse happened on the first floor of a building […]

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Police officer shot and killed while responding to report of suspicious vehicle near school

Police officer shot and killed while responding to report of suspicious vehicle near school

(SNELLVILLE, Ga.) — A police officer was shot and killed near a school in Georgia after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Antwan Toney and another officer approached a vehicle near the Shiloh Middle School in Snellville to check out a report of people smoking marijuana, […]

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Georgia police officer shot, killed while responding to report of suspicious vehicle

Georgia police officer shot, killed while responding to report of suspicious vehicle

iStock/Thinkstock(SNELLVILLE, Ga.) — A police officer was shot and killed near a school in Georgia after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Antwan Toney and another officer approached a vehicle near the Shiloh Middle School in Snellville to check out a report of people smoking marijuana, […]

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Investigators receive over 1,000 tips in desperate search for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, sheriff says

Investigators receive over 1,000 tips in desperate search for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, sheriff says

ABC News(BARRON, Wis.) — Authorities say they have received over a thousand tips, and have thoroughly investigated more than 800 of them, in the desperate search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who is believed to be in danger. “We are using every resource available and have conducted hundreds of interviews, multiple […]

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