East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:22 am
SMITH COUNTY — Smith County authorities are still looking for three suspects thought to be responsible for a weekend shooting that left one person dead and three injured. It started with a report just after 1:00 Saturday morning of a disturbance at the Flamingo Club off Farm Road 14. As deputies responded to the scene, they heard multiple gunshots coming from Bunny’s Truck Stop nearby. Killed was Laprida Shears, 25. Treated and later released were Bertram Amie, 30, and Romel Johnson, 29. Still hospitalized is Damonte Shears, 26. Deputies have been looking over surveillance videos and searching for the suspects.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:22 am
KILGORE — Kilgore police have made an arrest in a fatal hit and run accident. A warrant for accident involving death was issued Monday for Krysten Nycole McCarty, 25, of Kilgore. She has been identified as the driver of the minivan that struck and killed Robert Jack Moorhead, 5. She was arrested and booked into the Kilgore Municipal Jail. The vehicle, a 2006 Dodge Caravan, has been found about a block away from the accident scene and was seized. The young boy was riding a push scooter near the roadway when hit by a grey mini van. He later died at a Kilgore hospital. The accident happened shortly after 3:00 Sunday afternoon in the 1900 block of Florence Street
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:18 am
NACOGDOCHES — A teenager has died in an ATV accident in Nacogdoches. Patrick Clayton Ryan, 14, died at a Nacogdoches hospital following the Saturday night accident. It occurred on private property of County Road 302. Investigators say the accident occurred as Ryan attempted to jump and embankment. It appears as if the front tire of the four-wheeler caught the lip of a concrete edge, causing the vehicle to flip.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:18 am
MARSHALL — A Marshall man has died after being shot in the stomach by a juvenile. The shooting occurred shortly after 6:15 Sunday evening in the 200 block of Albermarle Road. The victim, Jimmy Thomas Henington, 55, is said to have died in a Marshall hospital around 4:00 Monday morning. Marshall police say the victim’s wife first called authorities. A short time later the 14 year old boy called police to say he would be waiting for their arrival. He will be charged with murder.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:17 am
HENDERSON — A registered sex offender, who was wanted for evading arrest, has been arrested in Harrison County. We told you last Thursday that the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office wanted Jamie Dale Walker, of Henderson. He was also wanted by the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office for contempt of court. Walker was arrested around 4:00 Monday afternoon On Interstate Highway 20 near Marshall. The arrested was made by the US Marshalls service along with the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and Marshall’s Police Department.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:17 am
JACKSONVILLE — A registered sex offender from Tyler who allegedly violated his parole has been captured in Jacksonville by the U.S. Marshal’s Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force (JETTF). KETK reports Justin Lee Paul, 27, was wanted for an alleged violation on the original offense of aggravated sex assault of a child. Officials also say he was not in compliance with his sex offender registration requirements. According to a news release, the JETTF developed information that Paul was in the Jacksonville area. Officials say he was located and arrested around noon Sunday without an incident, as was booked into the Cherokee County Jail.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:16 am
JACKSONVILLE — Cherokee County authorities have announced a body found nearly a year ago has been identified. The body found between Alto and Wells on September 3, 2014, has been identified as that of Julie Ann Wiggins, a transient, in her early 50s. Her body was found while TXDOT crews were mowing near the intersection of US Highway 69 and County Road 2620. It took a DNA sample to determine the woman’s identity. Read more …
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:16 am
TYLER — Legislation that takes effect in Texas today gives local school districts flexibility to employ highly qualified teachers for career and technical education courses. The bill was filed in the Texas house by State Representative Matt Schaefer of Tyler. He said Austin had been making the matter very difficult. His bill cuts the red tape. According to Schaefer, “I want our local school officials deciding whom to put in the classroom, not bureaucrats in Austin.” Read more …
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:15 am
TYLER — The date has been set for the annual Texans Against Crime (T.A.C.) block parties in Tyler. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. T.A.C. celebrations are held throughout East Texas on the second Tuesday in October. Last year Tyler had over 120 block parties. Registration is now open, and you can register your block party at http://www.tylerpolice.com or by calling the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1096. According to information from the police department, T.A.C. is designed to unite neighbors and communities to encourage neighborhood communication, community involvement and crime prevention. Police say the program helps to educate residents about crime prevention and inform residents that communities are safer when neighbors work together.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:14 am
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas is taking its first step toward easing limits on medical marijuana, even as it imposes bans on synthetic forms of the drug. A measure allowing some epilepsy patients to get low-THC cannabis oil, Texas’ first concession on medical marijuana, is one of nearly 700 new laws taking effect today. Also kicking in are laws strengthening restrictions on synthetic marijuana. So are laws scrapping criminal penalties for skipping school and ending the “pick-a-pal” grand jury system, which critics said created conflicts of interest. Elected officials accused of ethics crimes will now be tried in their home counties and “revenge porn,” or posting explicit pictures of ex-lovers online, becomes a crime. Also newly criminalized is using a drone on Capitol grounds.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:12 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Senate leaders have announced a deal to keep the Texas Racing Commission open for at least three months despite its authorization of a new form of betting. But the future of the commission remained cloudy Monday evening, as House leaders insisted there was no deal. Last week, commissioners voted to let Texas horse and dog tracks install “historical racing” terminals. That allows people to bet on already-run races stripped of identifying information. That move cast doubt on whether the Legislative Budget Board, consisting of Senate and House members, would authorize funding for the racing commission this week. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced Monday that the board’s Senate members agreed to fund the commission temporarily. But its House members balked, saying they’d like to see the commission fully funded.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:10 am
AUSTIN (AP) — Lawyers for 600-plus Texas school districts are set to tell the state Supreme Court that classroom funding is inadequate and unfairly distributed via a “hopelessly broken” system. The state attorney general’s office will counter that funding mechanisms aren’t perfect but meet Texas constitutional standards. Oral arguments before the nine Republican justices should last several hours Tuesday. But there’s no timetable on when they’ll rule, or remand the matter back to lower courts. The nearly 3-year-old case represents the latest in almost three decades of Texas school finance legal fights. At issue this time are $5.4 billion in cuts the Legislature made in 2011. About $3 billion was eventually restored, but schools say that’s not enough amid rising curriculum standards and enrollment that’s ballooning with Texas’ population boom.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:09 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Video obtained by a San Antonio TV station appears to show a man with his hands up fatally shot by deputies. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Gilbert Flores, 41, died after the shooting Friday. Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said what the video shows “is a cause for concern,” though her office in a Facebook post criticized its release amid an investigation. The department says deputies responded to a domestic disturbance and found a woman with a cut and a baby who appeared injured. The statement says deputies attempted to arrest Flores, who was armed. After Flores resisted, they used nonlethal weapons, but when “those efforts failed,” they shot him. The video, taken by a bystander and obtained by KSAT-TV, doesn’t include audio of police. The deputies are on administrative leave.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:07 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times. Shannon J. Miles appeared briefly in state District Court on Monday. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Deputy Darren Goforth was shot 15 times and the shell casingsmatch the handgun that was found at Miles’ home. She also said a witness saw the shooting. Goforth, a 10-year veteran, was pumping gas about 8:20 p.m. Friday when he was ambushed and fatally shot. He died at the gas station in Cypress. Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags in Harris County and at the Capitol to be lowered to half-staff to honor the Houston-area deputy. Read more …
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:06 am
DALLAS (AP) — The death of a man in a Dallas County jail lobby after being handcuffed has been ruled a homicide, with contributing factors including drugs and stress to his body associated with the struggle and being restrained. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office said Monday the death of Joseph Hutcheson, 48, of Arlington was caused by the combined toxic effects of cocaine and methamphetamine, compounded by heart problems due to high blood pressure and the stress associated with struggle and restraint. Surveillance video from the lobby shows the man acting erratically before being subdued by deputies and losing consciousness August 1. Deputies had said they restrained Hutcheson because he posed a threat to himself and others.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:05 am
FORT WORTH (AP) — A judge has sentenced an 11-year-old North Texas boy who pleaded guilty to beating his neighbor’s dog to death. The Tarrant County district attorney’s office said Monday that the boy was sentenced to 18 months’ probation, community service and therapy. The boy is also not allowed unsupervised access to animals. After the boy pleaded guilty in July to killing the dog, Judge James Teelordered a series of psychological and behavioral evaluations. A court-appointed psychologist attributed the offense to “anger, resentment and envy” at school and among his siblings. Teel said the sentence was meant to ensure that the boy would “never again engage in violence.”
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:04 am
AUSTIN (AP) — A new doctor in a University of Texas residency training program has sued the school, claiming she faced possible dismissal after complaining on Facebook about having to work 100 hours or more per week. A judge in Austin issued a temporary restraining order that halted this week’s potential firing of Jenny Scoville Walsh. Her attorney contends that Walsh was exercising her free speech rights in her Facebook posts. The Austin American-Statesman reports that national rules limit residents to a maximum of 80 duty hours per week. A university lawyer told the judge that Walsh was put on probation and was being terminated for academic reasons only. Lawyers for the school declined to comment after Friday’s court hearing.
Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 2:26 am
BRENHAM (AP) — Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in the company’s hometown of Brenham, plus parts of Alabama. The company voluntarily recalled its products in April after they were linked to 10 listeria cases in four states, including three deaths in Kansas. Production plants in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama then underwent an extensive cleaning and decontamination, under the regulatory oversight of health officials. Listeria bacteria can cause serious illness, especially in older adults, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. Read more …
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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:
San Diego 7, Texas 0
Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 3
Cleveland 4, Toronto 2
Boston 4, N-Y Yankees 3
Houston 8, Seattle 3
Oakland 11, L.A. Angels 5
Miami 4, Atlanta 0
N-Y Mets 3, Philadelphia 1
Cincinnati 13, Chi Cubs 6
(LOS ANGELES) -- UCLA starting defensive back Ishmael Adams was arrested Sunday on suspicion of robbery.
A statement from UCLA said Adams was taken into custody on Sunday around 3:30 a.m. for "allegedly using force to take a cell phone from an Uber driver."
He is being held on $100,000 bail and will make an appearance...
(NEW YORK) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still fighting a looming four-game suspension penalty by the NFL while he awaits a judge's decision.
This past weekend was the first major draft weekend of the most competitive money Fantasy Football leagues, said Yahoo Sports Fantasy expert Andy Behrens, and the impending suspension has taken a...
(NEW YORK) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is set to find out within the next two days whether his four-game suspension is upheld or overturned, according to the judge hearing his lawsuit against the NFL.
Brady is fighting his four-game suspension that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered over the "deflate-gate" accusation that stemmed from the...
(NEW YORK) -- Serena Williams is the queen of Grand Slams, and the number one female tennis player in the world is back to defend her U.S. Open crown.
Williams, 33, talked with ABC News Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts ahead of the her bid for her fourth consecutive U.S. Open title.
The tournament starts Monday and...
(ELKHART LAKE, Wis.) — While the Sprint Cup Series was idle this weekend, the XFINITY Series was in action at Road America in Wisconsin.
Paul Menard, a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, won the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville on Saturday.
It was his third career XFINITY Series win at the track.
(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest scores and winners:
N-Y Mets 5, Boston 4
N-Y Yankees 20, Atlanta 6
Oakland 7, Arizona 4, 11 Innings
Toronto 9, Detroit 2
Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 2
Cleveland 9, L.A. Angels 2
Minnesota 7, Houston 5
Chi White Sox 6, Seattle 5, 11 Innings
Texas 6, Baltimore 0...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Jake Arrieta pitches the sixth no-hitter this season.
Arrieta threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs, winning 2-0 against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night. It marks his first career no-hitter and the sixth for Major League Baseball this season.
The Cubs pitcher struck out 12 and walked one for 116 pitches in nine...
(NEW YORK) -- Maria Sharapova is out of the US Open.
In a post on Facebook Sunday, tennis star Maria Sharapova announced she will not take part in the US Open this year.
"Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open," Sharapova posted. "I have done everything possible to be ready but...
(BLACKSBURG, Va.) -- Virginia Tech will honor the two journalists who were tragically killed on air this past week.
In a statement on Sunday, the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced the football team would wear special stickers on their helmets in memory of Alison Parker and Adam Ward who were shot by a former co-worker while doing...
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Posted/updated on: September 1, 2015 at 4:40 am
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 09/01/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 09/01/2015 0440C
TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 87
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 73
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: 88
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 73
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for evening showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, southwest winds 5-10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
LABOR DAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 8-14, 2015:
Above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.
30-DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 2015:
Above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR August 31, 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 2.67
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 42.61
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR August 31, 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 1.79
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40
REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 72 91
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 72 94
Center Municipal Airport 70 91
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 69 94
Corsicana Campbell Field 71 94
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 70 95
Dallas Love Field 77 96
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 74 95
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 71 91
Fort Worth Meacham Field 74 96
Gilmer Texas A&M Forest Service 67 90
Greenville–Majors Field 70 91
Hallsville CWOP 69 92
Hawkins CWOP 67 92
Henderson Rusk County Airport 67 91
Houston Hobby Airport 73 86 tr.
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 73 93
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 67 93
Longview City 70 93
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 69 91
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 68 92
Marshall Harrison County Airport 71 93
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 66 91
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 66 93
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport 66 91
Palestine Municipal Airport M. 92
Paris Cox Field 70 93
Shreveport Regional Airport 72 94
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 70 92
Terrell Municipal Airport 70 94
Texarkana Webb Field 69 92
Tyler NWS City 69 90
Tyler–Pounds Field 71 91
(* 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: 09/01/2015 0429C
An upper air disturbance will be slowly working its way northeastward over the next
couple of days. This will result in higher humidities, considerable cloudiness in the afternoons,
and scattered daytime showers and thunderstorms today and Wednesday. Areal coverage should
run under 30 percent with that increasing from north to south.
By late-week, the disturbance will be over the Ohio Valley, our rain chances will
decrease, and temperatures may go up a few degrees.
Over the upcoming weekend, the models are suggesting another weak system; so, the
slight shower chances come back.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are mostly cloudy, temperatures are in the lower 70s, and winds are
light southerly. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 09/01/2015 0435C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Tuesday MOSTLY CLOUDY 92/71 20%/20%
Wednesday PARTLY CLOUDY 93/72 20%/20%
Thursday PARTLY CLOUDY 94/73 10%/10%
(ATLANTA) -- Officials in Atlanta say an area police officer and a homeowner were each shot overnight Monday into Tuesday.
According to ABC affiliate WSB-TV, police officers were responding to a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood when they approached a home that they believed fit the description of where the individual had been seen. Officials later...
(SAYREVILLE, N.J.) -- Six New Jersey football players involved in a hazing scandal are now on probation.
The Sayreville War Memorial High School made headlines when it was revealed the football team was partaking in dangerous hazing that involved sexual assualt.
On Monday, six of the seven teenagers who were charged for the hazing were placed on probation, but...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court has ruled against a clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Kim Davis, a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, hasn't been giving out marriage licenses to same sex couples since the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage a constitutional right in July. Davis said she wasn't able to do so because of...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Monday turned out to be extra special for Chicago, Illinois, student Valerie Hererra, who had the opportunity to sing before Pope Francis.
Hererra, 17, a senior at Cristo Bey Jesuit High School, joined Americans chosen from all over the U.S. in a virtual audience with the pope via satellite. The event was moderated from inside...Read more...
(ASHLAND, Va.) -- Getting to know your new classmates can be one of the hardest parts of starting life as a college student, but four freshmen at a Virginia college already have that problem solved.
The freshmen are quadruplets who each chose, on their own, to attend the same college, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
The 17-year-old...Read more...
(HOUSTON) — A gunman unloaded his entire pistol into Harris County Sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth when he stopped at a gas station near Houston Friday, prosecutors said in court Monday, adding that they found 15 shell-casings at the scene.
Suspect Shannon Miles, 30, allegedly ran up to Goforth as he was filling up his tank and...
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Southwest Airlines says no one was hurt when two of its planes clipped one another other near a gate at Oakland International Airport Sunday night.
“The wing on Southwest Airlines aircraft operating flight number 280 came into contact with the wing of another Southwest aircraft, while pushing back from the gate at Oakland Airport. No...
(TAMPA, Fla.) — Tropical Storm Erika may be done, but she’s left behind big rains that are headed for Florida.
Residents in the Sunshine State are hoping to stave off any flooding from the heavy rains expected to arrive...
(HONOLULU) -- Three hurricanes are whirling in the Pacific.
Even though it's been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, Ignacio is forecast to hit the Big Island on Monday and Maui on Tuesday.
Its maximum sustained winds are at 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Another hurricane of note is Hurricane Jimena, which the NHC...Read more...
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- The highest peak in North America is getting a name change.
Mt. McKinley is now known by its Koyukon Athabascan name, Denali, in an effort by President Obama to help strengthen ties with Alaskan natives and the government.
"This designation recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives," said a statement from the...Read more...
(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A memorial service was held Sunday to remember two journalists who were tragically killed in Virginia.
The Roanoke Valley Symphony Orchestra played solemn songs as many gathered for an interfaith memorial service remembering Adam Ward and Alison Parker who were shot to death live on camera by a former co-worker.
The service was held...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- A California bartender has won the lottery, all thanks to cash he found on the street.
After Hubert Tang picked up a $20 bill on the street outside the San Francisco airport Wednesday, he went to a market in San Mateo County, the California State Lottery said.
Tang hadn't played the lottery in 10 years,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.
Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times,...Read more...
(SEATTLE) -- A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest Saturday, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state.
A man was killed in Gig Harbor when a tree fell onto his car as he was driving, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle reports. His 3-year-old daughter who was with him was uninjured....Read more...
(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities say.
Saturday afternoon, police in Houston announced they made an arrest of a suspect named Shannon J. Miles possibly involved in the shooting death of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.
Goforth was filling his patrol car...Read more...
(PALMYRA, Syria) -- Confirmation from the United Nations on Monday that ISIS destroyed a historic site in Syria.
Satellite photos from the UN have confirmed ISIS detonated explosives in Palmyra on Sunday, destroying the Temple of Bel.
“We can confirm destruction...Read more...
(OTTAWA, Canada) -- Scott Walker said in an NBC interview published Sunday that the idea of building a wall along the U.S. border with Canada is a “legitimate issue” worth reviewing, when asked about the potential risk of terrorists using unpatrolled borders to cross into the United States undetected.
So what does Canada think of the idea of constructing...Read more...
(TORONTO) -- Trump Internation Hotel and Tower in Toronto is causing some traffic problems.
Downtown Toronto is suffering from heavy traffic near Bay Street, Toronto's version of Wall Street, after roads were closed because of reports that Trump Tower's antenna was unstable.
According to Toronto police, the hotel staff called in their concerns, saying it looked...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama revealed he is personally hurt when people call him anti-Semitic due to the nuclear deal with Iran in a recent interview with Forward, a Jewish American news site.
“So does it hurt you personally when people say that you’re anti-Semitic?” Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of Forward, asked the president.
“Oh, of course....Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- A student from George Washington University has disappeared while studying abroad in South Africa this past weekend, the school confirmed.
Nicholas Upton, 19, is a junior at the school and is currently studying at a partner program in Cape Town. He has not been seen since he went swimming in the Eastern Cape Province on...Read more...
(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis participated in a virtual audience today with Americans from around the country during an event hosted exclusively with ABC News.
The event was moderated from inside the Vatican by ABC News’ "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, as the pontiff engaged via satellite with individuals from three different groups: students at the Cristo...
(NEW YORK) — New Horizons has passed Pluto but the space probe's work isn't done yet.
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(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Violent clashes erupted in Ukraine's capital city Monday as demonstrators there protested constitutional amendments being discussed by lawmakers.
Police in riot gear hurled stun grenades and smoke bombs into the crowds, and at least 10 police officers were injured in the clashes.
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(PALMYRA, Syria) -- ISIS destroys another historic site in Syria.
According to Aljazeera, ISIS blew up part of the historic Temple of Bel in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Sunday, detonating more than 30 tons of explosives.
ISIS originally gained control of Palmyra in May, and has continued to destroy items of historical importance including tombs...Read more...
(VANCOUVER, Canada) -- Vancouver braces for flooding after the city cleans up from the worst wind storm in nearly a decade.
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(NEW YORK) -- At least 200 people are injured and 11 are dead after a fire ripped through a residential complex in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Khobar, according to the BBC.
The complex is used to house those who work for the Saudi oil company, Aramco. Many of those injured are of different nationalities.
(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin wants the world to know Russian President Vladimir Putin pumps iron and grills meat before most of the world gets out of bed.
New photos released by the Kremlin show Putin working out and barbecuing with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government residence in Sochi before sitting down to breakfast and tea....Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Four alleged human traffickers appeared in court in Hungary on Saturday accused of playing a role in the deaths of 71 migrants found packed into a delivery truck in Austria.
Razor wire failed to hold back the tide of humanity flooding into Europe.
Hundreds of thousands of people are now on the move - a...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- It's a bird, it's a plane, it's supermoon!
Remember to stop and look at the sky Saturday night to witness one of the biggest and fullest moons of the year -- known as a "supermoon."
A supermoon occurs when a full moon or new moon is closest to Earth and comes within 224,834 miles of us,...Read more...
(CAIRO) -- Three journalists were sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt on Saturday, in what their employer is calling "another deliberate attack on press freedom."
Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will return to prison after the ruling and colleague Peter Greste was sentenced though he had been deported earlier this year. "It is a...
(NEW YORK) -- Login information for as many as 225,000 Apple accounts may have been stolen using a sophisticated malware called KeyRaider that targets jailbroken devices -- those that have hardware restrictions removed and are no longer protected by Apple.
Cyber security company Palo Alto Networks, working alongside Chinese technology group WeipTech, published research detailing the breach, which apparently...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- It's finally the end of the worst month for stocks in several years as Wall Street closes mostly down, but crude oil is up nearly 30 percent in just three days.
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(DETROIT) -- Is a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors possible? GM has so far rejected any ideas of a merger, but the FCA chief isn't backing off.
In a recent interview with Automotive Magazine, FCA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said "it would be unconscionable not to force a partner" when discussing...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The Apple Watch just got some competition from Android Wear.
Google announced in a blog post today that newer wearables running the open source platform will also have iPhone compatibility.
Android Wear owners can download a free app to their iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later. After...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Traffic may be a killer in your state, but when all the negative things that come with driving are accounted for, one southern state ranked the worst for drivers, according to a recent analysis.
All 50 states were ranked by Bankrate.com according to six negative factors for drivers, including fatal crashes, car thefts, gas spending, insurance,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) — Adultery website Ashley Madison said today it has continued to attract new members, many of whom self-identified as female when signing up for the service.
Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison, said in a statement Monday that "hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the Ashley Madison platform" in...
(NEW YORK) — Adair Mahoney may only be 9 years old, but she knows how to get things done.
The North Carolina native was shopping for pajama pants on line at the popular store, Vineyard Vines, when she noticed that boys’ bottoms were called “lounge pants,” while the girls’ pants were called described as “lazy pants.”
“I thought, ‘uh,...
(LOS GATOS, Calif.) -- Now's the time to catch some of the biggest blockbusters on Netflix.
Netflix announced in a statement on Sunday that they will dropping its contract with Epix, the cable network, in pursuit of creating more original content.
Without Epix, the streaming service will not show such films as Hunger Games: Catching Fire,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Italian energy group Eni claims it has found, what is being called, one of the world's biggest natural gas fields, according to the BBC.
The field was found off the coast of Egypt and could possibly hold 5.5 billion barrels of oil.
Eni has full rights to the area after signing an energy exploration deal...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Google's driverless cars are heading east.
Google and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have announced that the Texas city will be the first outside of California to test the company's self-driving cars.
One Lexus SUV has already been spotted on the streets of Austin this summer, with safety drivers along for the ride.
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(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Uber hires two hackers.
After remotely hijacking a Jeep and causing the Fiat Chrysler recall of 1.4 million vehicles, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are now working for Uber.
"Looking forward to starting Tuesday with the great team at @Uber Advanced Technology Center," tweeted Miller. "Should be a cool challenge and a lot...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Six scientists began their year-long stay in a solar-powered dome to help researchers learn what space travelers would endure while heading to Mars.
The 365-day experiment started Friday on Mauna Loa, a...
(NEW YORK) -- Twitter has committed itself to hiring more women in an effort to increase diversity, the company said in a blog post on Friday.
"We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people who use Twitter," the post read. "Doing so will help us build a product to better serve people...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Police detained a Los Angeles man this week after he allegedly flew his drone dangerously close to an LAPD helicopter, which was on the hunt for a suspect.
After taking evasive action to avoid the hovering drone, the chopper diverted, tracking the drone operator to a Rite-Aid parking lot, where officers handcuffed him and took him...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.
The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&P 500 was up 1.21 to finish the week at 1988.87.
When will the Federal Reserve raise...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- It’s Scottish tea time, America!
Scotland's first home-grown tea is making its way to U.S. soil next week.
"Next Tuesday, the Upper-East Side’s acclaimed Lowell Hotel will be the first U.S. establishment to serve Scotland’s only home-grown teas in the atmospheric surroundings of its iconic Pembroke Room. Guests and visitors of the New York hotel will...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- An upbeat monthly unemployment report didn’t help the markets to close out the week.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,849.46 on Friday, down 56.12 from its open.
The Nasdaq however was up by 9.33 to close at 5,068.46. The S&P 500 fell by 3.01, to finish the session at a close of 2,092.83.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Last month's figures beat expert expectations of just 227,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate was “essentially unchanged,” the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said, at 5.5 percent. The prior month, the rate stood at 5.4 percent.
Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Four former CVS workers are suing the pharmacy chain and some of its managers in a potential class action lawsuit, claiming that staff in multiple New York City stores racially profile African-American and Hispanic shoppers, using racial slurs.
The suit alleges that the workers were "routinely" directed, among other things, to "follow...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Among the released emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server, approximately 150 have been deemed classified by the State Department.
The roughly 150 emails are among 7,000 pages of new emails from Hillary Clinton's private server that the State Department will publish on its public records website later Monday -- part of its ongoing effort...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Rapper Kanye West sent a jolt through the political and entertainment world on Sunday night when he announced he would run for president in 2020.
Now, the White House has responded.
Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest jokingly welcomed a potential presidential bid from the 38-year-old...Read more...
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- President Obama headed north on Monday to highlight the issue of climate change against the backdrop of receding glaciers in Alaska.
While visiting the 49th state, he plans to tour Seward’s Exit glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, which has receded more than 1.25 miles since records have been kept, visit fishing villages and...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Bernie Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, his campaign confirmed to ABC News.
"As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist," Michael Briggs, campaign spokesman added in an email. "[He] isn't now."
Last week, the Des Moines Register ran a column from a Hillary Clinton supporter and Vietnam...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration’s decision to rename North America’s highest summit from Mount McKinley to its traditional Native American name, Denali, has divided lawmakers along geographical lines.
Many lawmakers from McKinley’s home state of Ohio were furious with the announcement Sunday, while Alaskan legislators welcomed the decision, which reverts the mountain back to its original name...
(NEW YORK) — Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged into the spotlight.
A new poll released Monday shows Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump for the lead in Iowa with 23 percent support, marking the first time since mid-July that an Iowa poll has shown Trump not alone in the lead.
The Monmouth University poll shows the surgeon’s...
(NEW YORK) — It looks like an exciting, unpredictable month of August in the race for the White House is approaching a quiet end.
Frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have no public events Monday, with Clinton back to the Hamptons to continue her vacation.
Republican establishment favorite Jeb Bush is also off the trail.
Meanwhile, New Jersey...
(WASHINGTON) — The State Department is set to release its largest batch of Hillary Clinton's emails to date Monday, at least 6,000 pages from the over 55,000 pages it’s been poring over since April.
That’s a lot of paper.
With the average ream of paper measuring two inches thick, 55,000 pieces of paper stacked on top of...
(WASHINGTON) -- When it comes to securing the nation's borders, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he has heard "legitimate concerns" from voters about the need to strengthen security along the U.S. border with Canada, not just Mexico.
Asked by NBC about the notion of building a fence along the Canadian border, the Republican presidential candidate said it's...
(WASHINGTON) -- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is confident Hillary Clinton’s campaign will avoid a repeat of 2008, when she lost the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Sen. Barack Obama, even as the party's frontrunner starts to slip in the Iowa polls and faces growing controversy over her private email server.
"Her campaign is so much different than 2008,"...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday he does not know whether new poll numbers putting him within 7 percentage points of Hillary Clinton in Iowa mean her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is in trouble, but his campaign is "doing great."
“You know, it’s not just in Iowa. It’s in New Hampshire. It’s all...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed optimism for his own presidential campaign in the face of Donald Trump's surging popularity, calling it a symptom of the early campaign season.
"I think after we get past the summer of silliness and insults, the voters are going to begin to look at who is prepared to do the...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- If we have our undisputed frontrunners, why does nobody seem to be happy about it?
Maybe it has something to do with the hair. Donald Trump has his, but we’re not sure his rivals will have theirs by the time they read all of Trump’s Tweets. Hillary Clinton says she colors hers, but the focus of...Read more...
(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Bernie Sanders is closing in.
That's the latest from a new poll released in Iowa on Saturday night, showing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton leading Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders by only 7 percentage points, 37 percent to 30 percent.
The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg News poll also shows Vice President Joe Biden, who is...Read more...
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Saturday that a decision is imminent about whether he will run as a third party candidate.
“We’re going to make a decision very soon and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy," Trump told reporters in Nashville Tennessee, after addressing the National Federation of...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Some patients relying on commercially available laboratory testing may be getting false indications that they may have contracted Lyme disease.
Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites in the northeastern U.S., often can mimic other diseases and can be an elusive diagnosis.
A study in CMAJ evaluated the accuracy of lab tests administered to...Read more...
(HOUSTON) -- The family of a 14-year-old athlete has confirmed that he died after being infected with a deadly amoeba that attacks the brain.
Michael Riley is believed to have contracted the amoeba during a swim in a fresh water lake, and his family posted a message on a Facebook page dedicated to supporting his health battle.
"Michael fought...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Saturday Night Live is adding another comedian to its line-up. Jon Rudnitsky will join the rest of the cast for season 41, NBC announced Monday.Read more...
(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- Chris Brown is reportedly being sued by a college student who was shot at a California nightclub where Brown was performing earlier this year.
According to the Courthouse News Service, 22-year-old Paul Briley was shot in the foot at the Fiesta nightclub January 11 in San Jose, CA. He was...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of recent revelations about 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar's sexual abuse of family members and others, TLC Sunday night aired the documentary Breaking the Silence, which featured sisters Jessa Duggar Seewal and Jill Duggar Dillard as they went through sexual abuse prevention training.
Josh Duggar admitted he inappropriately touched his sisters when he was in...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Honey, he's good...but is he a good dancer? We'll find out soon, because Andy Grammer has joined the cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
Andy appeared on the show twice last year, and told ABC Radio at the time that competing on the show was something he hadn't ruled out. He even said he'd talked about...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- If you've yet to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Netflix, you better act fast.
Netflix said Sunday that the second Hunger Games movie, along with other high-profile flicks like World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will expire at the end of September on its U.S. service.
Why? Because, Netflix Chief...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Matt Damon says the reason he hasn't done a Bourne movie since 2007 is that he and director Paul Greengrass were waiting for a big enough change in the world.
Enter Edward Snowden.
Though his first three movies were hits, the actor told BuzzFeed, "We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- While the final season of Downton Abbey won't premiere in the U.S. until January, there's a new promo online that will whet your appetite.
It was released over the weekend by British broadcaster ITV, which will debut the sixth and final season of the period drama in the U.K. on September 20.
In the one-minute clip,...Read more...
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Former TV judge Joe Brown turned himself in to authorities Thursday night and is serving a five-day stint for being found in contempt of court dating back to an incident from last year, Shelby County Sheriff's Office confirmed to ABC News.
Brown, 68, surrendered himself to Memphis police, then was transferred to Shelby Corrections,...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Robin Wright and and her fiancé Ben Foster have called off their engagement, a source tells People magazine.
The couple actually broke up months ago, according to the insider.
Wright, 49, and Foster, 34, met on the set of the 2011 film Rampart, and got engaged in February of 2014. They broke up the...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- SPOILERS AHEAD: The second episode of Fear the Walking Dead shows the outbreak swiftly starting to spread, though it's the survivors -- not the walkers -- who kick-start the end of the world.
The episode kicks off with the high school's Principal Costa (Scott Lawrence) walking through his eerily empty school.
Meanwhile, after...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- With his signature leg drop, horseshoe moustache and undeniable strength, 12-time world wrestling champion Hulk Hogan single-handedly transformed wrestling into a global phenomenon, but he's now he’s fighting to maintain his legacy after fallout over his admitted use of the N-word.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach that aired Monday on Good...
(NEW YORK) -- Joe Bailey's time in paradise came to a sudden end on Sunday night.
He was eliminated during the latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise -- all thanks to Samantha Steffen, the woman who motivated him to join the show in the first place.
In a dramatic rose ceremony, Samantha held the final rose and was forced...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Nicki Minaj kicked off the MTV VMAs by performing with Taylor Swift, apparently patching things up with the pop icon after the two had a beef earlier this year via Twitter over the award show's nominations list.
But after Minaj won a Moon Man for Best Hip-Hop Video, Minaj gave her speech then said, "Now back to the b---- who...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Zac Efron could have used more support from his friends this weekend.
His new music drama We Are Your Friends, in which he plays an aspiring DJ, was a major flop over the weekend. It earned an estimated 1.8 million dollars on more than 23 hundred screens, ranking as one of the weakest debuts ever...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Last night's MTV Video Music Awards were unforgettable -- and not just because of host Miley Cyrus’ crazy antics and Kanye West’s bizarre presidential announcement. The evening packed some major musical performances, too.
Here's who sang what:
Nicki Minaj opened the show and was joined by a surprise appearance by her former Twitter sparring partner Taylor Swift. The two sang...
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