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Severe storms possible in central US as Northeast gets early taste of fall

ABC News(NEW YORK) — There will be a couple of different rounds of severe weather in parts of the central U.S. this weekend. Storms are firing in parts of the Plains, where flash flood watches have been issued for parts of Kansas and Nebraska. These storms should intensify later Saturday into Sunday in parts of […]

Illinois state trooper dies after being shot serving warrant

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — The Illinois state trooper who was shot early Friday morning while serving a warrant in East St. Louis has died, police said. Nicholas Hopkins, who was a member of the state police’s SWAT unit, was shot at approximately 5:26 a.m. and was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 6:10 p.m. The […]

Girl returns rock she stole from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

National Park Service(SWAIN COUNTY, N.C.) — Park rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park received an unexpected hand-written letter with a heart-shaped rock from a former visitor. Rangers Jessie Snow and Allison Bate, who shared the story on the park’s Facebook page, told ABC News they knew “right away this would be a great opportunity […]

CBP seizes over 52,000 gun parts from China at California port

US Customs and Border Patrol(LOS ANGELES) — California Border Patrol at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport intercepted and seized over 52,000 illegal gun parts from China. U.S. Customs and Border protection announced Thursday that they seized a total of $378,225 worth of firearms parts in violation if the Chinese Arms Embargo that included sights, stocks, […]

Man arrested for terrorism after sending threatening email to ABC Nashville affiliate

iStock(NASHVILLE) — A man has been arrested after allegedly sending a rambling email to one of ABC News’ affiliate stations in Tennessee, threatening to go to the “state capital to blow someone’s brains out.” ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV received a threatening email on Wednesday, authorities said, allegedly from Nathan Semans, who also expressed his displeasure […]

12-year-old boy jumps out of moving truck to escape suspected kidnapper, police say

Boynton Beach Police Department(BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) — A 12-year-old boy dove from a moving vehicle to escape a suspected kidnapper in South Florida, police say. The child was treated for abrasions to his forehead, arms and hands, while the suspect, 26-year-old Timothy Miller of West Palm Beach, was arrested on charges of kidnapping under the […]

Teen sentenced to life for fatally running over Baltimore County officer

Baltimore County Police Department(BALTIMORE) — A Baltimore teenager was sentenced to life in prison for running over a police officer with a stolen Jeep and fleeing the scene. Dawnta Harris, 17, was convicted of felony murder in the death of Baltimore County Police Department Officer Amy Caprio, who was fatally struck in May 2018 after […]