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O.J. Simpson joins Twitter, says he's 'got a little getting even to do'

Jason Bean-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Just days ahead of the 25th anniversary of his arrest on charges he murdered his ex-wife and her friend, O.J. Simpson has launched a Twitter account and says he’s “got a little getting even to do.” The inaugural post of the 71-year-old NFL Hall of Famer, who was famously acquitted […]

Severe storms threaten Midwest, Ohio Valley over weekend

iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The Father’s Day weekend will be a wet one for a large portion of the eastern half of the country. The radar on Saturday morning shows a couple areas of storms from the Plains through the Midwest and into parts of the interior Northeast. Storms are occasionally turning severe in parts of […]

1 dead, 3 injured in California Costco shooting

iStock(CORONA, Calif.) — One person was killed and three others were injured after a shooting inside a southern California Costco Friday night, police said. The shooting took place after an argument and was not an active-shooter situation, a Corona Police spokesperson told reporters at a press conference. At 7:46 p.m. local time Friday, Corona police […]

Flights resume at Newark Airport after United flight skids off runway

iStock(NEWARK, N.J.) — Flights have resumed Newark International Airport on Saturday afternoon after a United Airlines plane skidded off the runway upon landing and all flights were temporarily grounded, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. The United plane, which departed from Denver International Airport, “experienced multiple flat tires upon landing in Newark,” a United spokesperson […]

Swimmer, 67, apparently drowns in Hudson River during competition in New York City

WABC(NEW YORK) — A 67-year-old apparently drowned in the Hudson River during a distance-swimming competition on Friday afternoon, according to authorities. The man, whose name has not been released, was competing in the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim when he disappeared during the second-to-last stage of the event. The entire competition covers 120 miles over […]

Man arrested with gun, hollow-point bullets outside elementary school

Google Maps(WESTFIELD, N.J.) — A New Jersey elementary school went into lockdown on Thursday afternoon after a man with a loaded handgun and dozens of rounds of ammunition was found in the school parking lot. Police responded to the Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield, New Jersey, after receiving a call from the Delaware State Police […]

Woman arrested in connection to killing of former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins-Smith

iStock/Viktorcvetkovic(NEW YORK) —  Authorities in Arkansas arrested a woman on Friday in connection to the murder of former State Senator Linda Collins-Smith, who was found dead in her home last week. Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, of Pocahontas, was arrested Friday, Arkansas State Police said in a statement. Criminal charges were still pending, police said. Authorities […]

Video captures man returning stolen deck chairs

iStock/jimkruger(COVINGTON, Ky.) — A man alarmed a homeowner in Covington, Kentucky, when he was caught on camera scoping out her porch and then returning two days later to steal her deck chairs in the middle of the night. When videos of the incident were shown on local news stations, someone recognized the man and alerted […]