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Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old North Carolina girl

North Carolina Department of Public Safety(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety sent out an Amber Alert for Nevia Maihyanna Nixon, of Fayetteville,   ... Read More

Correctional officer suicides in 2019 tied for most in single year: Union president

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Deaths by suicide among correctional officers so far in 2019 have tied the highest total ever recorded, according to the head of their union.

Year to date, 13 cases have been documented.

"We're on course for   ... Read More

Thousands of Chicago teachers go on strike after failing to reach contract deal

recep-bg/iStock(CHICAGO) -- Thousands of Chicago Public School teachers went on strike Thursday, fighting for working conditions "that respect educators and provide Chicago’s students with the schools they deserve."

The strike follows months of failed negotiations between teachers and the   ... Read More

Dad shot dead by home intruders; wife, 2 young kids survive unharmed: Sheriff

kali9/iStock(KATY, Texas) -- A 29-year-old man was shot dead by intruders in his Texas home, though his wife and young children, who were also there, escaped without injury, authorities said.

Authorities rushed to the house in Katy, near Houston,   ... Read More

Over 500,000 without power as Nor’easter hammers New England

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Over half a million people are in the dark across New England Thursday morning after a powerful Nor'easter struck overnight, bringing heavy rain, flooding and violent winds.

In the coastal Massachusetts town of Duxbury, Fire   ... Read More

20-year-old in custody for Brooklyn street festival shooting that killed 1, injured 11

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Three months after gunfire shattered a neighborhood block party, killing one person and injuring 11 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y., police say they have a suspect in custody.

Brooklyn resident Kyle Williams, 20,   ... Read More

Asylum-seeker details eight-month odyssey in immigration detention system

Courtesy Miguel Martinez(WASHINGTON) -- For asylum-seeker Miguel Angel Giron Martinez, getting to the U.S. border was the easy part.

It was the eight months afterward that he says was a nightmare.

In an interview with ABC News, Giron Martinez   ... Read More

School district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy amid death threats

mrtom-uk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A Georgia school district backtracked on its progressive transgender bathroom policy on Wednesday after staff members said they received death threats over the issue.

Pickens County Superintendent Carlton Wilson reversed a decision that allowed transgender students   ... Read More

State trooper rescues man from tracks just seconds before train collision

Utah Highway Patrol via Twitter(CENTERVILLE, Utah) -- An officer with the Utah Highway Patrol said he was still trying to "process" the terrifying moment when he pulled a man out of the path of an oncoming train.

The rescue   ... Read More

Gambler robbed after women spike drink at South Florida casino

Broward Sheriffs Office(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- Two women spiked a tourist's drink at a South Florida casino before bringing him back to his hotel room and robbing him of $1,000 cash and a Rolex worth $15,000, authorities said.

Newly released   ... Read More

Boy, 14, arrested after threatening mass shooting at school, police say

vmargineanu/iStock(SEMINOLE, Fla.) -- Police arrested a Florida teenager on Wednesday when he allegedly threatened to carry out a mass shooting at school after getting into a fight.

The 14-year-old student at LiFT Academy School in Seminole allegedly told a   ... Read More

School resource officer fired after accidentally discharging weapon in cafeteria

boonsom/iStock(WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla.) -- A Florida school resource officer was terminated for accidentally discharging his weapon while fidgeting with it in a school cafeteria.

Jonathan Cross, an officer at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School in Pasco County, was fired   ... Read More

After fire erupts at California energy facility, investigators look for answers

JSABBOTT/iStock(CROCKETT, Calif.) -- California officials are investigating the cause of a fire this week at an energy facility that brought a major interstate highway to a halt and forced thousands of residents to shelter in place for hours, including   ... Read More

NYPD death by suicide is 2nd US officer within 24 hours

tillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The death by suicide suffered on Tuesday by the New York Police Department was the second in the U.S. within 24 hours, continuing a worrying trend among law enforcement.

It was the NYPD's 10th so far   ... Read More

Tracking the nor’easter: Where the heavy rain, gusty winds are heading

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rain, gusty winds and possibly flash flooding are headed to the Northeast as a nor'easter strengthens off the coast.

The heavy rain is pushing across Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.

The heavy   ... Read More

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Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old North Carolina girl

North Carolina Department of Public Safety(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety sent out an Amber Alert for Nevia Maihyanna Nixon, of Fayetteville,   ... Read More

Correctional officer suicides in 2019 tied for most in single year: Union president

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Deaths by suicide among correctional officers so far in 2019 have tied the highest total ever recorded, according to the head of their union.

Year to date, 13 cases have been documented.

"We're on course for   ... Read More

Thousands of Chicago teachers go on strike after failing to reach contract deal

recep-bg/iStock(CHICAGO) -- Thousands of Chicago Public School teachers went on strike Thursday, fighting for working conditions "that respect educators and provide Chicago’s students with the schools they deserve."

The strike follows months of failed negotiations between teachers and the   ... Read More

Dad shot dead by home intruders; wife, 2 young kids survive unharmed: Sheriff

kali9/iStock(KATY, Texas) -- A 29-year-old man was shot dead by intruders in his Texas home, though his wife and young children, who were also there, escaped without injury, authorities said.

Authorities rushed to the house in Katy, near Houston,   ... Read More

Over 500,000 without power as Nor’easter hammers New England

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Over half a million people are in the dark across New England Thursday morning after a powerful Nor'easter struck overnight, bringing heavy rain, flooding and violent winds.

In the coastal Massachusetts town of Duxbury, Fire   ... Read More

20-year-old in custody for Brooklyn street festival shooting that killed 1, injured 11

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Three months after gunfire shattered a neighborhood block party, killing one person and injuring 11 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y., police say they have a suspect in custody.

Brooklyn resident Kyle Williams, 20,   ... Read More

Asylum-seeker details eight-month odyssey in immigration detention system

Courtesy Miguel Martinez(WASHINGTON) -- For asylum-seeker Miguel Angel Giron Martinez, getting to the U.S. border was the easy part.

It was the eight months afterward that he says was a nightmare.

In an interview with ABC News, Giron Martinez   ... Read More

School district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy amid death threats

mrtom-uk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A Georgia school district backtracked on its progressive transgender bathroom policy on Wednesday after staff members said they received death threats over the issue.

Pickens County Superintendent Carlton Wilson reversed a decision that allowed transgender students   ... Read More

State trooper rescues man from tracks just seconds before train collision

Utah Highway Patrol via Twitter(CENTERVILLE, Utah) -- An officer with the Utah Highway Patrol said he was still trying to "process" the terrifying moment when he pulled a man out of the path of an oncoming train.

The rescue   ... Read More

Gambler robbed after women spike drink at South Florida casino

Broward Sheriffs Office(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- Two women spiked a tourist's drink at a South Florida casino before bringing him back to his hotel room and robbing him of $1,000 cash and a Rolex worth $15,000, authorities said.

Newly released   ... Read More

Boy, 14, arrested after threatening mass shooting at school, police say

vmargineanu/iStock(SEMINOLE, Fla.) -- Police arrested a Florida teenager on Wednesday when he allegedly threatened to carry out a mass shooting at school after getting into a fight.

The 14-year-old student at LiFT Academy School in Seminole allegedly told a   ... Read More

School resource officer fired after accidentally discharging weapon in cafeteria

boonsom/iStock(WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla.) -- A Florida school resource officer was terminated for accidentally discharging his weapon while fidgeting with it in a school cafeteria.

Jonathan Cross, an officer at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School in Pasco County, was fired   ... Read More

After fire erupts at California energy facility, investigators look for answers

JSABBOTT/iStock(CROCKETT, Calif.) -- California officials are investigating the cause of a fire this week at an energy facility that brought a major interstate highway to a halt and forced thousands of residents to shelter in place for hours, including   ... Read More

NYPD death by suicide is 2nd US officer within 24 hours

tillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The death by suicide suffered on Tuesday by the New York Police Department was the second in the U.S. within 24 hours, continuing a worrying trend among law enforcement.

It was the NYPD's 10th so far   ... Read More

Tracking the nor’easter: Where the heavy rain, gusty winds are heading

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rain, gusty winds and possibly flash flooding are headed to the Northeast as a nor'easter strengthens off the coast.

The heavy rain is pushing across Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.

The heavy   ... Read More

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