East Texas Headlines
GREGG COUNTY — One person has been killed after their car ran of Interstate Highway 20 and ended up in the Sabine River. The accident happened around 6:00 last night near mile marker 593. The victim’s pickup is said to have hit two vehicles and went over a guard rail and into the river. A dive team, after several hours, was able to recover the driver’s body. No injuries were reported in the other vehicles. The victim’s name has not been released and the accident remains under investigation.
WINONA — One person was killed after being ejected from his car and then run over in Smith County. The accident happened between 3:00 and 4:00 Sunday morning on Interstate Highway 20 near Winona. The Department of Public Safety reports Dallas-area resident Ouiang Pei, 48, lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll several times. Pei was then ejected into the middle of the roadway. An 18-wheeler, driven by Bruce Leissen, 54, of South Carolina, then struck the vehicle and ran over Pei. The 18-wheeler then ran into a barrier. Pei was pronounced dead at the scene. Leissen was taken to East Texas Medical center for treatment.
LONGVIEW — 25-year-old Brendan Douglas was sentenced by Judge Alfonso Charles to life in prison without parole Friday after a Gregg County jury found him guilty of capital murder. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report the case involves the May 15, 2012, death of Douglas’s friend, 23-year-old DeAundray Rossum, at Signal Hill Apartments in Longview. Douglas was accused of plotting to kill and rob Rossum; brothers Torry and Deion Reed also are charged in Rossum’s death and are accused of firing the guns that — under Douglas’s orders — killed Rossum. The Reed brothers have not been to trial. Read more …
VAN ZANDT — The uncle of a murdered Greenville teenager will be on trial today in Van Zandt County. The death penalty is off the table. In this capital murder trial, prosecutors are seeking a life prison term for Michael Moore. He’s accused of the November, 2012 murder of his 16-year-old niece, Alicia Moore. She was last seen alive getting off a school bus a block from her home. Her body was found stuffed in a wicker trunk in rural Van Zandt County days later. Court documents show police suspected Michael Moore but had to wait for DNA testing results. Moore denied any involvement in his niece’s death during a jailhouse interview with KRLD news. The trial is expected to last two weeks.
TYLER (Staff/AP) — Dozens gathered Saturday evening at Tyler’s Southside Park in the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake in Nepal. The East Texas Nepali community organized the program and candlelight vigil, with the Red Cross on hand to collect donations. A Nepali community spokeswoman said the purpose was to remember the victims who were lost and help those who were left behind. Thoughts and prayers were offered by several people, who also represented the local Christian, Indian, Muslim, and Filipino communities. A moment of silence was observed, followed by a rendition of “Amazing Grace.” One speaker talked about a friend of hers who has gone missing in Nepal following the earthquake. According to figures this weekend from the Associated Press, the earthquake has killed nearly 7,000 people.
KILGORE — The Kilgore Police Department is asking for assistance identifying a man believed to be connected to a recent crime. According to KETK, police said the man pictured is wanted for questioning in a fraud case. If you have any information on this person, contact Det. Tim Dukes at the Kilgore Police Department at (903) 218-6904 reference case 1504-1360 or call Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP (7867) and refer to this case number.
TYLER — The city of Tyler has announced a new financial data platform that provides residents and city officials unprecedented access to the city’s budget information, according to a news release. The powerful visualization software transforms volumes of raw data into actionable insight and information, enabling better analysis and understanding of the city’s budget, according to officials. Read more …
TYLER — Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of May 4. Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention in these and all work zones.
SMITH COUNTY – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to conduct base repair work on Farm Road 2015 between Farm Road 14 and Farm Road 16 as well as on Farm Road 1805 between Farm Road 1253 and the Van Zandt County line. Expect the roadway to be reduced to one lane with flaggers providing traffic control. Read more …
PORT ARANSAS (AP) — Corpus Christi’s police chief has died in a single-vehicle accident in Port Aransas. Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs says Corpus Christi chief Floyd Simpson died Sunday evening. Authorities say Simpson was riding a motorcycle heading south to Corpus Christi on a highway when a pickup traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center lane. Police say a vehicle in front of Simpson drove off the roadway in an evasive action, and he laid down his motorcycle. Simpson was wearing a helmet, but it became dislodged and his head hit the pavement. Simpson was taken to Corpus Christi Medical Center Bay Area Hospital where he later died. Simpson was a 25-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department before becoming Corpus Christi’s first black chief of police in 2012.
GARLAND (AP) – The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. FBI spokesman Perryn Collier on Monday confirmed the Phoenix residence is being searched for indications of what prompted the shooting Sunday that left two gunmen dead and a security officer wounded outside a center in Garland. Read more …
HOUSTON (AP) – Police say six people have been shot after an argument that began between two groups inside a Houston nightclub continued outside as they were leaving. Investigators say as members of one group were departing Club Empire in a vehicle early Sunday they shot randomly at the other group that had gathered outside. None of the injuries were considered by police to be life-threatening and the victims were hospitalized in stable condition. No other information was immediately available. Police say the investigation into the shooting is continuing.
DALLAS (AP) – A green laser struck two small planes early Sunday in Dallas, raising safety concerns in an incident that can be prosecuted as a federal crime. The Federal Aviation Administration reported Sunday that two pilots reported seeing the laser shortly after midnight. The planes were heading to Arlington and were about 12 miles south of Dallas Love Field airport when the incident occurred. They were at about 3,000 feet. Laser lights can obstruct the vision of a pilot, and unauthorized use of a laser is a federal crime. A Dallas man got 2 1/2 years in prison in 2013 after using a laser pointer in the direction of a police helicopter.
AUSTIN (AP) – Spurred by the tragic stories of teenagers struck down by sudden cardiac deaths, Texas lawmakers are considering making their state the first in the nation to require high school athletes to undergo electrocardiogram testing. Advocates for the heart screenings, known as ECGs, say the tests are cheap and simple and could save lives. They hope that if Texas passes a law, the rest of the country will follow. The debate over mandatory ECGs has swirled for years, pitting advocates against scientists from major groups like the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Those groups say sudden cardiac deaths among teens remains rare. And they question testing effectiveness, warning that false positives could send thousands of healthy patients into further, more expensive testing that may be unnecessary.
DALLAS (AP) – A review of regional transportation agencies that were established following a change in state law 15 years ago finds most have struggled to meet expectations while spending at least $1 billion in taxpayer money. Nine agencies known as regional mobility authorities were established in Texas to use bonds to build transportation projects and pay them off with tolls. But the review by The Dallas Morning News shows RMAs have spent some $864 million in state and federal money, despite the Texas Legislature originally intending that projects be financed by tolls. One project is indicative of others: Grayson County authorities wanted to extend the Dallas North Tollway to Oklahoma, but six years later $2.2 million in state money has been spent, but no toll road.
HOOKS (AP/Staff) – The state has given a Northeast Texas town until July to prevent sewage from backing up into the homes and yards of residents. People living in a neighborhood of Hooks, west of Texarkana, say since 2009 heavy rainfall has caused sewer overflows. Residents report it’s not unusual to see wastewater back up into sinks and bathtubs. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has fined Hooks nearly $3,500 for continuing problems. The agency has given officials until July 26 to finally solve the matter. Mayor Michael Babbs tells the Texarkana Gazette the problem stems from rainwater that infiltrates the wastewater system. He says efforts to address the backup so far haven’t worked. A small treatment station will be installed in the neighborhood that officials hope will prevent future overflow.
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(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards 104 - Atlanta Hawks 98 (Washington leads series 1-0)
MLB: Cleveland Indians 10 (9-15) - Toronto Blue Jays 7 (12-14)
Washington Nationals 1 (12-14) - New York Mets 0 (16-10)
Philadelphia Phillies 6 (9-17) - Miami Marlins 2 (12-13)
Baltimore Orioles 4 (12-11) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (13-12)
(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Golden State Warriors had a huge third quarter in Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies and would not look back in their 101-86 win on Sunday.
Stephen Curry had 22 points, Klay Thompson added 18, and Draymond Green chipped in with 16 in the rout.
"We're a deep team," Curry...
(ATLANTA) -- Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the Wizards moved to 5-0 in the postseason with a 104-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday afternoon.
Trailing by two entering the fourth quarter, the Wizards wore down the Hawks in the final period. Otto Porter scored a couple of big baskets...
(NEW YORK) -- Chelsea secured its first Premier League title in five years with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea needed just three points to claim the trophy with three games left on the season. Midfielder Eden Hazard scored on a rebound to give the Blues the victory on Sunday.
Head Coach Jose...
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Rory McIlroy picked up the WGC-Caddillac trophy on Sunday after he held off Gary Woodland with a with a 4-and-2 victory at TPC Harding Park.
McIlroy won the 14th hole with a par and benefited from Woodland's bunker and over the 16th green to claim the title.
"I'm really proud of myself with how...
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Clippers have officially listed point guard Chris Paul as questionable for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Monday.
Doc Rivers is very concerned with Paul's injury.
Yeah, yeah, very," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Saturday night. "Someone is going to have to step...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and third baseman Justin Turner each hit a home run as Los Angeles (15-8) took care of the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-13) on Saturday night, 6-4.
Pederson’s game-tying homer came in the seventh on a pitch from Diamondbacks reliever Evan Marshall. Two batters later, second baseman Howie Kendrick drove home Turner for...
(SAN DIEGO) -- Padres starter Brandon Morrow (2-0) allowed two earned runs in six innings as San Diego (13-12) doubled up the Colorado Rockies (11-12) on Saturday night, 4-2.
Morrow gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out four. Padres right-hander Brandon Mauer pitched two innings of scoreless relief while Closer Craig Kimbrel notched his seventh save...
(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor singled home Shin-Soo Choo in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Texas (8-15) an 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics (10-15) on Saturday night.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Odor took a 2-0 pitch from A’s reliever R.J. Alvarez and drove it to centerfield for the...
(CHICAGO) -- Minnesota Wild winger Justin Fontaine will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Chicago Blackhawks due to a lower-body injury.
Fontaine, who scored the game winning goal in the team's Game 6 series-clinching win over the St. Louis Blues Sunday, suffered the injury in the team's Game 1 loss to the Blackhawks.
Dr Bob Peter's Forecast
Dr. Bob’s Weather Report and Forecast
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 05/04/2015@1800C
ISSUED: 05/04/2015 0438C
TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 79
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 64
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00
LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 79
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 63
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: partly cloudy, high middle 80s, southeast winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 60s, southeast winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high near 80, southeast winds 10-15 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 60s, southeast winds 10-15 mph;
WEDNESDAY: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 80, southeast winds 10-15 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 60s;
THURSDAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
FRIDAY: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
SATURDAY: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
SUNDAY: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR May 3, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 25.13
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR May 3, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 23.24
REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Municipal Airport 54 79
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 60 81
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 59 82
Corsicana Campbell Field 59 81
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 57 83
Dallas Love Field 64 82
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 60 79
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 62 82
Fort Worth Meacham Field 61 81
Gilmer Texas A&M Forest Service 58 82
Greenville–Majors Field 57 81
Hallsville CWOP 59 82
Hawkins CWOP 55 82
*Henderson Rusk County Airport 55 81
Houston Hobby Airport 60 83
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 61 80
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 56 83
Longview City 59 84
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 60 82
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 58 85
Marshall Harrison County Airport 58 83
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 59 81
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 56 81
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Field 54 81
Palestine Municipal Airport 57 80
Paris Cox Field 57 81
Shreveport Regional Airport 57 83
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 61 80
Terrell Municipal Airport 61 85
Texarkana Webb Field 62 82
Tyler City Office 58 82
Tyler–Pounds Field 58 81
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 05/04/2015 0424C
Weak surface high pressure is now east of the Mississippi River, and our winds have
turned southerly. Velocities are going to be increasing over the next few days ahead of
deepening low pressure in West Texas. Add to this disturbances coming in the southwesterly
flow aloft, and we’ll be seeing rain chances starting tomorrow afternoon.
There do not appear to be any surface focusing mechanisms in play until late next
weekend. Thus, the activity will be primarily diurnally-driven, and severe weather is not likely.
At 4 a.m. today, skies were mostly cloudy to fair, temperatures in the lower 60s, and
winds light southerly. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 05/04/2015 0435C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Monday PARTLY CLOUDY 84/62 10%/10%
Tuesday MOSTLY CLOUDY 80/65 30%/30%
Wednesday SHOWERS 80/66 40%/30%
(GARLAND, Texas) — One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official.
Overnight and Monday, FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson's home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix...
(GARLAND, Texas) -- Two men were shot and killed by police officers outside an art exhibit of Muhammad cartoons in Garland, Texas, Sunday evening after driving up to the building and firing at a security officer, according to the Garland Police Department. The security officer suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The incident happened as the exhibit at the Curtis Culwell...
(LONDON) — Now that Duchess Kate is home from the hospital with her newborn daughter, she, Prince William and their older child, Prince George, are spending time at their home in nearby Kensington Palace.
After that, Kate, Prince William, Prince George and the new baby are likely to retreat to their country home, Anmer Hall, a 10-bedroom home...
(KATHMANDU, Nepal) — A 101-year-old man was rescued from the rubble of his home in one of the countless villages that were devastated in the earthquake that hit Nepal last week, killing more than 7,000 people.
Nepal's National Emergency Operation Center said the rescue occurred in Kimtang village, in the Nuwakot district, about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu....
(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- The first U.S. aircraft sent to Nepal to assist in relief efforts after last week's deadly earthquake arrived on Sunday afternoon, with four more expected to arrive later in the day.
A UH-1Y helicopter arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday via a C-17 cargo plane, the United States Pacific Command said in a press...
(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -- The U.S.-led coalition conducted 41 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in the last week, targeting ISIS militants in the region.
A news release from the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve indicated that 18 of the strikes took place in Syria, with 23 in Iraq. The strikes were spread out within each nation, though...
(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton's newborn princess has already received her first royal visitors.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the Duke and Duchess Sunday, a Kensington Palace spokesman said.
Kate's parents and sister, Pippa Middleton, also visited.
While Prince Harry wasn't there to meet his new niece in person, according to Kensington Palace,...
(SEOUL) -- Officials in South Korea confirmed on Sunday that a 21-year-old South Korean student at New York University is being held in North Korea.
The student, identified as Won Moon Joo, is in his third year at NYU, says a school spokesman.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that it is "personally troubling to think...
(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -- More than 800 Iraqis were killed and nearly 2,000 more injured by terrorism, violence and armed conflict in April, says the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.
UNAMI released it's monthly report on casualties in Iraq on Saturday, showing 535 Iraq civilians were killed, along with 277 members of the Iraqi Security Forces. An additional...
(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton and Prince William have one thing they don't need to worry about now that their new baby girl has arrived: a nanny.
Maria Borrallo, the same nanny who takes care of Prince George, who will turn two in July, will also take care of the new royal baby.
"William and Kate...
(LONDON) -- Britain's littlest princess has made her debut.
Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped outside the Lindo Wing with their baby girl Saturday evening, the same day the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth.
The baby, whose name has not yet been released, was wrapped in a white blanket in the Duchess of Cambridge's arms....
(ABUJA, Nigeria) -- Another group of 234 women and children were rescued on Friday from an area controlled by militant group Boko Haram, the Nigerian military says on its Twitter account.
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"Prince George and his little brother or sister...
(LONDON) -- Fans camped out at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital Paddington in London for weeks, eager to catch a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth to a baby girl Saturday.
The Lindo Wing, the same place Kate, 33, delivered Prince George nearly two years ago, offers everything that the discerning...
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. will send seven military aircraft to Nepal to assist with relief efforts related to last week's deadly earthquake.
A U.S. Defense official told ABC News that the United States will send four tilt-rotor Ospreys, three Huey helicopters, and approximately 100 Marines to Nepal in an effort to provide quake relief to remote areas. U.S....
(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby girl Saturday morning in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital at about 6 a.m. local time on Saturday in the "early stages of labor," according to Kensington Palace. The baby was delivered at 8:34 a.m.
The princess weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz. Prince William...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- A Russian spacecraft is being written off as a loss and is expected to fall to Earth sometime in the next two weeks after a series of system failures sent it on an uncontrolled spin through space.
The Progress spacecraft launched Tuesday on what was supposed to be a six-hour journey to the International Space Station...
(IRVINE, Calif.) — An increasing number of U.S. high school and middle school students are relying on their own digital devices in class, based on results of a poll conducted by the California-based nonprofit Project Tomorrow.
Overall, 58 percent of high schoolers say they use their own technology while 32 percent depend on laptops provided by their schools. Other...
(NEW YORK) — America has always been described as the land of opportunity but a new survey by the banking corporation Fifth Third Bank suggests that people in the U.S. are squandering that opportunity by failing to understand some basic concepts that could improve their financial status.
Based on more than 1,000 responses to its poll, 90 percent of...
(OMAHA, Neb.) -- At the annual meeting of his corporation Berkshire Hathaway, the third-richest person in the world, Warren Buffett, told ABC's Rebecca Jarvis that he still carries a Nokia flip phone.
Buffett also shared thoughts on the state of the economy and how Americans are affected by it. The biggest mistake Buffet thinks Americans...
(NEW YORK) -- Dave Goldberg, the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died Friday night, according to a Facebook post from Goldberg's brother.
Robert Goldberg wrote on Facebook: "It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband...
(NEW YORK) -- As the general manager of Skype, Angie Hill practices what she preaches, balancing her life as an executive and mother by conducting much of her daily business on the video conferencing platform.
That also means she has seen her share of Skype fails -- that little faux pas that makes a job...
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Toques across the country are making creative interpretations of fast food favorites, such as McDonald’s Egg McMuffin and Burger King’s BK Burger.
Find out how chefs are going full-steam ahead with their own spins on the American classic.
(ROME) -- Italy's olive oil industry is in danger from a killer pathogen.
The European Union wants Italy to chop down olive trees across the southern part of the country infected with a killer pathogen to prevent its spread to other olive trees throughout Europe.
Already the price of olive oil in Italy has shot up due to a...
(NEW YORK) -- Stocks closed higher on the first day of May, erasing much of the losses from the day before.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,024.06 on Friday, up 183.54 from its open.
The Nasdaq rose by 63.97 to close at 5,005.39. The S&P 500 was up by 22.78, finishing the session at 2,108.29.
(NEW YORK) -- Noelle Hancock says it was a beach scene screensaver on her computer that prompted her to quit her $95,000 journalism job in New York City at the age of 31 and buy a one-way ticket to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“I went to college and I went to New York and...
(NEW YORK) -- IKEA has expanded a recall of the company’s crib mattress to include additional models following reports that infants were becoming trapped between the mattress and the crib.
The company has received two reports so far of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in...
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation announced its next generation of rail tank cars traveling with flammable liquids Friday morning in a press conference in Washington, D.C.
Amid accidents, derailing train cars and cars catching fire, DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada's Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt revealed a series of stronger and safer rail tank cars...
(NEW YORK) -- It turns out tattoo ink and the Apple Watch aren't always compatible.
Apple updated its support page this week to explain how "some tattoos" can make the heart rate sensor malfunction.
"Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance," Apple said on its support page....
(NEW YORK) — Many Americans are drowning in debt to a tune of $60 billion in 2014, according to financial site Wallethub.
“Americans this year garnered more than $60 billion in debt — that’s from 2014. [In] 2015, we’re looking at $70 billion as the current projection,” said Wallethub spokesperson Jill Gonzalez.
At a time when “budgeting is really...
(HAWTHORNE, Calif.) -- Tesla wants to start a revolution in the way the world stores energy.
CEO Elon Musk unveiled batteries Thursday night that he said will help move homes, businesses and utilities away from the power grid and toward a more sustainable future with renewable energy.
"We're talking about trying to change the fundamental energy infrastructure...
(LAS VEGAS) -- After Saturday, either Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao will be the welterweight champion of the world -- but both opponents in the boxing mega-match will be millions and millions of dollars richer, win or lose.
"When all the accounting is done, each man should make well over $100 million, about double the biggest...
(NEW YORK) — In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Monday, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said she is running for president, becoming the first female contender for the Republican nomination this time around.
“Yes, I am running for president,” Fiorina said. “I think I am the best person for the job.”
(WASHINGTON) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not out of the woods on Bridgegate, according to John Wisniewski, Democratic chair of the New Jersey State Assembly Select Committee that has been investigating the matter.
Wisniewski said Sunday on This Week that his committee's work is not yet complete, saying it has an "entirely...
(NEW YORK) -- Newly declared presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he hopes to lead a "political revolution" for working families and against money in politics in his bid for the White House.
"I think I'm the only candidate who's prepared to take on the billionaire class," Sanders, I-Vt., told ABC's George Stephanopoulos...
(NEW YORK) -- Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, whose district includes parts of Baltimore, said Sunday that the unrest in the city after the death of a black man who was injured while in police custody should be a lesson to city leaders around the country.
"We have to invest in our cities and our children....
(WASHINGTON) -- Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, a Republican who is widely expected to launch a 2016 presidential bid, will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday to talk politics and her new book, Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey.
As she prepares to announce whether she will enter the race for...
(TRENTON, N.J.) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday took to Twitter to deny his role in the lane realignment on the George Washington Bridge that backed up traffic and caused political spillout for the possible 2016 presidential candidate.
On Friday, Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly and former Deputy Executive Director...
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced $20 million in funding to support its Body-Worn Camera Pilot Partnership program in an effort to help local and tribal law enforcement organizations purchase body-worn cameras.
"This body-worn camera pilot program is a vital part of the Justice Department's comprehensive efforts to equip law enforcement agencies throughout the country with...
(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama reiterated his plan to expand access to higher education and reading programs to young Americans.
Earlier this week, the president announced two new efforts to build on the progress already made by his ConnectEd initiative.
The president issued a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to...
(WASHINGTON) -- In this week’s Republican address, Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia makes the case of congressional passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, which he argues will give U.S. trade negotiators the authority to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with Japan, as well as other agreements.
With the Senate expected to vote on a trade promotion bill later...
(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is pushing famous Baltimore residents to take a stand for peaceful protest.
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is among the stars who have urged a nonviolent approach.
White HOuse Press Secretary Josh Earnest wouldn't say on Friday whether the administration specifically reached out to Lewis, but said his engagement is making a big...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon released its annual report on sexual assaults in the military on Friday, which included new analysis of the links between sexual harassment in the workplace and sexual assault, as well as how two thirds of military female sexual assault victims perceive they were retaliated after stepping forward.
The annual report and a separate Rand...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama commented Friday on the charges six Baltimore police officers now face after putting Freddie Gray in custody in a police wagon on April 12.
Gray, 25, sustained a spinal injury while in custody and died a week after his apprehension.
“It is absolutely vital that the truth comes out...
(WASHINGTON) -- A sixth-grader hosting a “virtual field trip” with President Obama on Thursday got a little bored during the commander-in-chief’s answer to a question about writer’s block.
“I think you’ve kind of covered that question,” said Osman Yaya, interrupting the president halfway through his musings on the blank page.
“Osman thinks I’ve been talking too long,” Obama...
(BALTIMORE) -- Just four months into her job as Baltimore's State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby announced Friday that the death of Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide caused by severe trauma.
Mosby said her office has also found probable cause to pursue criminal charges in connection to the case. Six officers involved in putting Gray in custody and...
Gov. Chris Christie’s Political Ally David Wildstein Pleads Guilty in Bridge Scandal, Two Others Indicted
(NEWARK, N.J.) -- A key figure in the corruption scandal that threatens New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political career pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court, while two others were indicted in connection with the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.
David Wildstein, who looked noticeably thinner on Friday, pleaded guilty to two counts of...
(BOSTON) — If you make healthy meals, kids will come and eat it.
That's the chief finding of a study by ChildObesity180, a Tufts University Friedman School program that examines and finds solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic.
Researchers there said that after the Silver Diner, a restaurant chain operating in Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, made menu changes...
(OSLO, Norway) — Suffering from insomnia is more than a pain in the neck; it can also boost sensitivity to pain in those who are sleep-deprived.
A study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen appears to verify this claim as over 10,400 adults took part in an experiment in which they submerged their hand in ice cold...
(PRINCETON, Texas) -- For Andrea Culverhouse, a mother in the Texas suburb of Princeton, the last year and a half has been a battle -- but thanks to the Dallas Police Department, her family has a lasting memory to help them through the tougher times.
In December 2013, her oldest son Jack, now 7, was diagnosed with an...
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The pediatric patients were in trouble. The Joker had stolen their ice cream and stuffed ponies. Things weren't looking good.
But then the superheroes...
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened a public comment period on Saturday as they consider whether or not to approve a genetically modified potato that has a number of attractive characteristics.
The potato in question is genetically engineered to be resistant to late blight, a potato pest and has reduced black spot bruising, says the...
(FORTH WORTH, Texas) -- A resident of Tarrant County, Texas has tested negative for Ebola after exhibiting at least one symptom of the disease, says Tarrant County Public Health.
The patient reportedly had one symptom that matches the disease. TCPH says that the individual recently returned from Liberia. Though the last case of Ebola in Liberia was in late...
(NEW YORK) -- In a report issued on Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Ebola survivors avoid unprotected sexual activity in an effort to ensure that the spread of the disease is contained.
The report details the case of a 44-year-old woman in Monrovia, Liberia who contracted the disease approximately one month after the...
(NEW YORK) -- A new study suggests that getting up from your desk every so often could help prolong your life.
Dr. Srinivasan Beddhu, a nephrologist at the University of Utah, studied survey data from more than 3,000 people who'd been given accelerometers for on average of a little less than three years, and found those who...
(LONDON) -- After months of waiting, many residents in the U.K. are still on pins and needles awaiting the birth of another royal heir. But though Duchess Kate Middleton could possibly be past her due date, it likely is not cause for alarm, experts say.
While the palace has not confirmed a specific due date, Middleton has...
(NEW YORK) — A photo showing Jill Duggar Dillard carrying her newborn in a sling-style carrier has fans of the 19 Kids and Counting star in an uproar.
The photo appears to show the new mother with her 3-week-old son, Israel David, and some critics said the baby seemed to be placed too low in the sling that was...
(NEW YORK) -- Forget about washboard abs and bulging biceps, according to one college student whose essay has gone viral, what women really want is a “dad bod.”
“My friends and I saw this body type on a lot more guys and we were attracted to it,” Clemson University student Mackenzie Pearson told ABC News.
Pearson explained the...
(NEW YORK) — Glen Campbell is a Grammy-winning country music icon, but his wife Kim Campbell says one of the most important things the legend has done in his life is to "help remove the stigma of Alzheimer's disease."
Glen was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, went public and embarked on a farewell tour with...
(NEW YORK) — For its tenth annual 100@100 survey, United Healthcare polled both 100 centenarians and 100 10-year-olds to get their responses to virtually the same questions.
For instance, while a quarter of centenarians said that maintaining a positive attitude was the key to staying healthy, 37 percent of the youngsters gave eating healthy as their number one answer....
(SAN DIEGO) — One of the ways makers of electronic cigarettes market their products is by claiming that “vapes” help to cut down on the use of regular cigarettes.
However, their claims may be just a lot of hot air, according to University of California, San Diego researchers, who studied the habits of 1,000 people in California to determine...
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) -- Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said on Thursday that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football.
Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in...
(LOS ANGELES) — The fans will have their voices heard on Monday night's edition of Dancing with the Stars.
The six remaining couples will perform a dance style voted on by the viewers.
Each pair will also team up with an eliminated pro or troupe member for a trio dance highlighting the jive, paso doble, samba or salsa....
(NEW YORK) — Madonna may be having second thoughts about that onstage kiss she shared with Drake at last month's Coachella Music Festival.
During an online question and answer session on Saturday, the 56-year-old singer was asked if Drake, 28, was a good kisser.
"You asked the million dollar question...I kissed a girl, and I liked it,"...
(NEW YORK) — Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods have split.
The skier and the golfer's decision to end their "nearly three years together" was mutual, Vonn said on social media Sunday, citing their "hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart."
Vonn wrote on Facebook: "After nearly three years together, Tiger...
(NEW YORK) — Chad L. Coleman, who plays Tyreese on The Walking Dead and also portrayed Cutty on The Wire, has apologized for a profanity-laced rant on a New York City subway on Friday that was caught on video and posted to YouTube.
"Where are my humanitarians?" Coleman screams in the video, before announcing, "Yes, I'm...
(NEW YORK) — Monday is May 4th, and thanks to a punny 1979 London Evening News headline and a legion of die-hard fans, it's known the world over as "Star Wars Day."
The headline about the election of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher -- "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations" -- inspired a...Read more...
(CHICAGO) — A Labor Day television tradition is no more.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has announced it is discontinuing its annual telethon, the origins of which trace back to the mid-1950s.
The telethon was mainly associated with Jerry Lewis, who hosted it for more than four decades and memorably sang "You'll Never...
(NEW YORK) -- With a super performance at the box office this weekend, the latest movie in the Marvel Universe annihilated the competition.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, the second Avengers movie and the 11th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, brought in well over $100 million in its opening weekend, claiming the top spot...
(NEW YORK) -- Actress and former model Brooklyn Decker is expecting a child with husband and retired tennis star Andy Roddick, her rep confirmed Saturday evening.
The child would be the first for the couple. Decker, who has appeared in the movie Battleship and on episodes of television's New Girl and Ugly Betty, announced the...
(NEW YORK) -- It's a new month, which means new releases on Netflix and iTunes.
From your favorite TV shows to movies old and new, the list seems to have something for everyone.
The complete list of new releases on the streaming services are below.
-- Beyond Clueless
-- Jimi: All Is by My...
(NEW YORK) -- Avengers: Age of Ultron opened internationally as the No. 1 movie, raking in more than $200 million overseas, and Friday's U.S. premiere was widely expected to set or break records.
New characters in this installment of the blockbuster franchise include a murderous robot and a pair of siblings with superpowers. Those siblings...
(LOS ANGELES) -- A wrongful-death lawsuit was filed Friday in California against Bruce Jenner stemming from the four-car crash in February that left one of the drivers dead.
Stepchildren of the late Kim Howe allege Jenner was "negligent" when his SUV hit Howe's Lexus in Malibu, resulting in her death, according to Superior Court...
(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift is constantly trying to one-up herself.
The singer, who’s about to embark on her 1989 World Tour, admitted to Extra that she wants this one to be even better than her last tour.
“It would be so ridiculous if I didn’t look it at that way, because that’s how everyone else is...
(NEW YORK) -- What's the difference between Kirstie Alley and a Christie Ally?
The Internet needs help distinguishing between the two similarly sounding nouns, so we're here to help.
Kirstie Alley is the actress from Cheers who woke up Friday morning to find herself one of the most talked about people on the Internet for something she did...
(NEW YORK) -- Singer Ben E. King, best-known for his work with The Drifters and his classic solo hit, “Stand By Me,” has died at age 76. King's booking agent confirmed his passing to ABC News Radio.
Born Benjamin Earl Nelson in North Carolina, King’s family moved to Harlem, New York when...
(NEW YORK) — The summer movie season is under way with the release of what will undoubtedly be one of the highest-grossing films of the year.
Avengers: Age of Ultron sees the return of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man; Chris Hemsworth as Thor; Mark Ruffalo as The Incredible Hulk; Chris Evans as Captain America;...
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For those who voted in a Democratic monopoly in Baltimore it’s worth asking: If you’ve done something for 50 years and it hasn’t worked, shouldn’t you at least consider trying something else?
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