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Judge Sets $1 Million Bond for Cincinnati Cop Accused of Murdering Samuel DuBose


Hamilton County Sheriff's Office(CINCINNATI) — Police Officer Ray Tensing, who is accused of murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati, was arraigned in court Thursday.Tensing, 25, was indicted Wednesday on one count of murder and

Cincinnati Officer Indicted in Shooting 'Felt His Life Was in Jeopardy'


Hamilton County Sheriff's Office(CINCINNATI) -- A police officer indicted for murder "felt his life was in jeopardy" when he fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Cincinnati earlier this month, his attorney told ABC News.An arraignment was scheduled

Theater Shooting Survivor Describes Taking Bullet to Protect Friend


YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images(LAFAYETTE, La.) -- A teacher who survived a shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana last week described taking a bullet to protect her friend as she feared the gunman would kill her.Jena Meaux shed tears at times as she spoke

AK-47 Bandit Strikes Again, Robs Credit Union in Iowa


FBI(MASON CITY, Iowa) -- A man dubbed the "AK-47 Bandit," who the FBI says shot a police officer after robbing a bank three years ago, has struck again.The FBI released photos of the man robbing a credit union in Mason City, Iowa, on Tuesday. Armed with h

Police Looking to Identify Sixth Victim of 'Happy Face Killer' After 20 Years


Palm Beach County Sheriff(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Police are looking for the public's help in identifying the sixth victim believed to have been killed by the Happy Face murderer, authorities said.The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the victim w

James Holmes 'Never Harmed Anyone' Until Massacre, Mom Says


Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- Arlene Holmes smiled at her son James as she sat down in the witness box Wednesday, stuttering as nerves caused her to misspell her middle name.But she soon had the courtroom’s attention as she

Utah Boy Who Asked for 'Junk Mail' to Read Gets Over 500 Book Donations


mikdam/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A Utah postal carrier says he recently had a "life-changing" encounter during a delivery route when he met a 12-year-old boy who was reading grocery store advertisements because he said he didn't have any real books t

American Dentist Who Admitted Killing Cecil the Lion Sends Patients Letter About


lofilolo/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Walter Palmer, the American dentist who admitted to killing Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, recently sent out a letter to the patients of River Bluff Dental, his Bloomington, Minnesota, dental practice that remained clo

911 Dispatcher Who Hung Up on Friend of Teen Dying from Gunshot Resigns


Ivan Kmit/iStock/ThinkStock(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) -- A 911 call dispatcher at the Albuquerque Fire Department has resigned after audio was released from a recent emergency call in which he told a teen, who called to report her friend had been shot, to "deal

Police Officer Involved in Deadly Cincinnati Shooting Indicted for Murder


Greenhills Police Department(CINCINNATI) — A police officer who killed a man in Cincinnati during a traffic stop will be charged with murder, the Hamilton County prosecutor said Wednesday, noting, "This was the purposeful killing of another person."

Boston Cop's Son, an Alleged ISIS Plotter, Pleads Not Guilty


Dept of Justice(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) — Boston Police commander Robert Ciccolo knew something was going terribly wrong with his son Alexander at least a decade before 23-year-old was arrested by the FBI this month on charges connected to an ISIS-inspi

University of Cincinnati Cancels Classes as City Braces for Deadly Shooting Foot


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — The University of Cincinnati has canceled classes Wednesday as the city braces for the release of video footage showing the shooting death of Samuel DuBose.Footage from university police officer Ray Tensing's body

A Look at Coast Guard's 30,000-Square-Mile Search for Florida Teens Lost at Sea


U.S. Coast Guard press release(TYBEE ISLAND, Ga.) — The U.S. Coast guard released new video Wednesday of a "first-light" search near Tybee Island, Georgia, from a C-130 aircraft over an region where it investigated the sighting of a cooler originall

New York Man Arrested for Supporting ISIS


iStock/Thinkstock(LACKAWANNA, N.Y.) —  A western New York man has been arrested on charges of supporting ISIS, officials said.A member of the Muslim community in Lackawanna, near Buffalo, New York, tipped the FBI to Arafat Nagi.“A member

Buffalo Snow Pile Refuses to Melt Eight Months After Snowstorm


Patrick McPartland/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — The sun is shining, swimming pools are open and there’s still a giant snow pile in New York.The calendar says it’s almost August, but an estimated 12-feet-tall snow pile st

Video Shows Chattanooga Gunman's DUI Arrest


Chattanooga Police(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- Newly released video shows the Chattanooga gunman being arrested for driving under the influence earlier this year, an incident his family believes may have led to him opening fire at two military offices in Chatt

Couple on Trial for Allegedly Allowing Underage Drinking Before Teen Killed in C


iStock/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- The mother of a Raleigh, North Carolina, teenager killed in a car crash last year broke down while testifying in the trial against a couple accused of allowing her son and several other teens to drink before the crash.C

Eight Kids Hurt, Two Critically, When Tree Falls Outside Museum


File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(PASADENA, Calif.) -- A huge tree fell and hit children near a museum in California on Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them critically.The tree toppled over around 5 p.m. near the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasad

400-Year-Old Remains Identified as Founders of Jamestown


Michael Lavin, Courtesy of Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation(WASHINGTON) -- A team of scientists on Tuesday revealed that a set of 400-year-old skeletons are believed to be early leaders from Jamestown, the place where the English settlement of North Ameri

Why Do Some Colleges No Longer Require an SAT Score?


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Looks like your chances of getting into your dream school just got easier -- at least, if your dream college is George Washington University.The Washington, D.C. private college is removing the SAT and ACT from most freshm

James Holmes' Father Says Son Is 'Excellent Kid' in Desperate Bid to Save His Li


Shelly Greer/Hemera/iStock/ThinkStock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Bob Holmes took the stand Tuesday in a desperate attempt to save the life of his son, who was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre.James Holm

Tree Falls on Children Critically Injuring At Least Two


Christopher-Oliver/iStock/ThinkStock(PASADENA, Calif.) -- A tree fell and hit children near a Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, California on Tuesday.Eight children were injured with at least two in critical condition. Pasadena Fire Department spoke

Tree Falls on Children Critically Injuring Three


Christopher-Oliver/iStock/ThinkStock(PASADENA, Calif.) -- A tree fell and hit children near a Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena, California on Tuesday.Eight children were injured with three in critical condition. Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman

Inside Joyce Mitchell's Relationships with Escaped Prisoners and Fantasy of a Ne


G.N. Miller - Pool/Getty Images(PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) --  Prison worker Joyce Mitchell poured her heart out to investigators about her relationships with the convicted murderers she helped escape from an upstate New York prison, detailing her increasing

Officials Release Sandra Bland Jail Footage to Address Theories About Her Death


Sandra Bland/Facebook(HOUSTON) -- Texas officials released new footage of Sandra Bland in the county jail where she remained for three days until her death, showing her talking to officers, facing a magistrate judge, sleeping in a holding cell and making

Florida Sunken Treasure Discovery From 1715 Shipwreck Valued at Over $1 Million


1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC(FT. PIERCE, Fla.) -- Florida treasure hunters hit the sunken treasure jackpot.Brent Brisben -- a co-founder of 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC, which has the rights to dive at the wreckage site where the gold was ultimately di

Cyclist's Helmet Cam Captures Moment SUV Hits Him Then Speeds Away


Trip Volpe(SEATTLE) -- A cyclist's GoPro camera on his helmet caught his recent close encounter with a SUV at an intersection in Seattle, Washington, where the driver crashed into the cyclist and sped away.The cyclist, Trip Volpe, was headed northbound on

Man Arrested In ISIS-Inspired Plot to Bomb Florida Beach, Officials Say


Jacob Ammentorp Lund/iStock/ThinkStock(KEY WEST, Fla.) -- The FBI has arrested a Florida man who allegedly wanted to detonate a bomb at a Florida beach in what authorities describe as an ISIS-inspired terror attack.Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, Florida,

Teen Arrested for Murder After 8-Year-Old's Body Found in Recycling Bin, Police


Santa Cruz Police Department(SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) -- A 15-year-old has been arrested for allegedly murdering an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin in Santa Cruz, California, police said Tuesday.The teen, who lived on the same property

How a Car Salesman Allegedly Kidnapped During a Test-Drive Escaped


iStock/Thinkstock(CONCORD, Calif.) — A California car salesman was in for the ride of his life after a customer test-driving the vehicle tried to steal it with him in it, police said.The salesman, from a dealership in Concord, California, 30 miles n

Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Granted Parole


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has been granted release from prison by the U.S. Parole Commission, according to a U.S. official.Pollard was sentenced to life in prison after being arrested in 1985 for stealing secrets

Teens Missing at Sea: Coast Guard Chopper Sent to Georgia Coast in Expanded Sear


U.S. Coast Guard press release(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — The Coast Guard sent a chopper to waters off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia, Tuesday in the expanded search for two Florida teens who've been missing at sea for days, authorities said.The chopper res

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Pilot Recalls Chilling Moment of Accident


Virgin Galactic(WASHINGTON) — The Virgin Galactic pilot who miraculously parachuted to safety after SpaceShipTwo disintegrated over the Mojave Desert last year felt as though something was trying to rip his helmet off as he fell to the ground.Peter

NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty to Aiding Escapees


G.N. Miller - Pool/Getty Images(PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) -- Former New York prison employee Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping two prisoners escape from a maximum security prison in June.Mitchell, who worked in the tailor shop at Clinton Correctio