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Florida 'stand your ground' shooter had history of gun threats

(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- A Florida man charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting he claimed was an act of self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law made his first court appearance Tuesday as prosecutors released investigative reports alleging he had a history of threatening people with guns.Michael Drejka, 48,…... Read More

Mother struck, killed by car while trying to save students outside Texas elementary school

(EL PASO, Texas) -- When a car careened toward a mother and students outside a Texas elementary school, she put herself in front of the children before being struck and killed, according to the school district.Kharisma James and three students were struck by a driver who had apparently hit the…... Read More

State of emergency declared in Florida amid toxic red tide outbreak on Gulf coast

(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Governor of Florida issued a state of emergency in response to this year’s excessive red tide, the toxic algae bloom spreading across the West Coast of the Sunshine State and leaving beaches covered with piles of dead marine wildlife."I am issuing an emergency declaration to provide…... Read More

More flooding possible in Northeast as stormy summer continues

(NEW YORK) -- It has been a rainy summer in the Northeast and the entire East Coast with more flash flooding possible Tuesday.There was more flash flooding Monday as Jonestown, Pennsylvania, received 7.7 inches of rain , while the area around Brick, New Jersey, received 7.83 inches. The same areas…... Read More

Crowbar crashes through windshield, kills former prosecutor in Massachusetts

(PAXTON, Mass.) -- A former Worcester County, Massachusetts, prosecutor died suddenly after a crowbar crashed through his windshield Monday.John Madaio was driving his SUV in the town of Spencer when a crowbar that was kicked-up or fell from another car crashed through the windshield, the Spencer Police Department said. Madaio,…... Read More

Suspects in New Mexico compound case expected to be released despite sheriff's pleas

(AMALIA, N.M.) -- A New Mexico judge agreed on Monday to release on bond five suspects who were arrested on child abuse charges and were alleged to have been training the children to carry out school shootings. The decision to release the suspects came against the wishes of the sheriff's…... Read More

Firefighter's death in Mendocino Complex blaze is 6th this fire season

(UKIAH, Calif) -- The largest fire in California history turned deadly on Monday as a firefighter tending the blaze was killed.There were few details on how the firefighter died in the Mendocino Complex Fire, northeast of Ukiah, California. The fire is burning near the Mendocino National Forest, about 140 miles…... Read More

Hours after domestic violence arrest, husband crashes stolen plane into his own home where wife was staying

(PAYSON, Utah) -- Just hours after being arrested and released on bail for allegedly assaulting his wife, a Utah man stole a plane and crashed it into his own home where his wife was staying, police said.The man, 47-year-old Duane Youd, did not survive the crash Monday, officials stated.Flames engulfed…... Read More

Florida 'stand your ground' shooter Michael Drejka charged with manslaughter

(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- The Florida man who invoked the "stand your ground" self-defense law after shooting a black man in a dispute over a parking space was charged Monday with manslaughter, officials said.Michael Drejka, 48, was arrested Monday morning in the fatal July shooting of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater, Florida…... Read More

'Golden State Killer' suspect allegedly killed his first victim in 1975, while he was a police officer

(SACRAMENTO) -- The suspected "Golden State Killer" is now facing charges for his 13th alleged murder, and the earliest one yet -- the killing of a college professor in central California in 1975.Joseph DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was arrested this April and charged with 12 killings, following decades…... Read More

Parents to sue after 10-year-old boy with autism repeatedly pinned to ground, handcuffed by officer

(DENTON, Texas) -- The parents of a 10-year-old boy with autism in Denton, Texas, say they are planning to take legal action after they received a video that showed their son being repeatedly held to the ground by his neck and handcuffed by a school resource officer.In the events captured…... Read More