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August 16, 2019 - 5:41 pm
(HOUSTON) -- The family of a Houston mother who is facing child endangerment charges after a car driven by someone else struck and killed her toddler is calling for the driver to be charged. Gissel Vazquez, 18, could be seen in surveillance footage on Wednesday walking far ahead of her 18-month-old...
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August 16, 2019 - 5:16 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's death in a Manhattan jail cell was ruled suicide by hanging, New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has concluded, a source familiar with the conclusion told ABC News. ABC News has previously reported Epstein hanged himself with a...
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August 16, 2019 - 4:46 pm
(CHICAGO) -- Murder charges against the teenage burglary suspects whose friend was shot dead by a homeowner are "appropriate" because they were "solely responsible for placing" their friend in danger, an Illinois prosecutor says. Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim on Thursday defended...
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August 16, 2019 - 4:39 pm
(FORT HOOD, TX) -- An Indiana Army National Guard soldier was killed in a tactical vehicle accident Thursday at a training area in Fort Hood, Texas. The soldier, whose identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification, died from injuries suffered during the accident, according to a Fort...
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August 16, 2019 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK) -- A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper and a deputy with the Carter County Sheriff’s Department were shot Friday while serving an eviction notice to a man, who is now barricaded inside his home in Van Buren, officials said. The deputy was airlifted from the scene to an area hospital, while...
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August 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A 9-year-old girl was bitten in an apparent shark attack at a Florida beach on Friday, officials said. Her injuries are not considered serious and she's expected to recover, according to a shark incident report released by Volusia County. Just before 11 a.m, the girl was wading in...
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August 16, 2019 - 1:31 pm
(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- When classes resumed this week at public schools in St. Louis, Missouri, some desks were noticeably empty as grief counselors greeted students returning from one of the deadliest summers for children in the city's history. Xavier Usanga, a 7-year-old student at Clay Elementary...
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August 16, 2019 - 1:17 pm
(EL PASO, Texas) -- Antonio Basco will say goodbye Friday to his wife, who was killed in the El Paso, Texas shooting, but he will not be alone. Nearly two weeks after Margie Reckard, Basco's wife of 22 years, was killed in the massacre, thousands will join the grief-stricken widower at her funeral...
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August 16, 2019 - 1:14 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A Pennsylvania couple allegedly lied about the pregnancy, birth and death of their son and then fraudulently accepted gifts and money during the faux tragedy, according to court documents. Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang are facing charges after allegedly claiming their son Easton Walt Lang...
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August 16, 2019 - 9:41 am
(EL PASO, Texas) -- El Paso police are looking to identify a man they say heroically saved lives, including a baby, during this month's Walmart massacre. The city's police department posted a grainy surveillance image of the unknown man on its Facebook page Thursday. "We believe this HERO helped...
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