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NYPD detective slain by friendly fire to be laid to rest

(NEW YORK) -- Grieving officers of the New York Police Department will come together Wednesday at a funeral for its own detective killed by friendly fire.Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, was shot dead while responding to a robbery at a Queens T-Mobile store on Feb. 12.Simonsen was an 18-year veteran assigned…... Read More

University of California student indicted for allegedly running drug app

(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- A University of California, Santa Cruz student was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, accused of developing an app to sell meth, cocaine and other illegal drugs.Collin Howard, 18, was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Jose, California, on drug distribution and possession charges for…... Read More

California cold case solved nearly 50 years after strangled girl's body found

(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- Police in Southern California have arrested a suspect in the decades-old murder of 11-year-old Linda Ann O’Keefe, sources told ABC News on Tuesday.O'Keefe vanished while walking home from school in Newport Beach, California, on July 6, 1973, according to police. Her strangled body was discovered the…... Read More

Florida man originally charged with gun crime also charged with hate crime

(MIAMI) -- A Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly yelling racial slurs and waving a gun at a group of black protesters.Mark Bartlett, who is white, originally was charged only with carrying a concealed firearm after he allegedly pulled a gun on protesters blocking a…... Read More

Feds investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending threatening letter sent to 'Empire' studios addressed to him

(CHICAGO) -- The FBI and the US Postal Inspection Service are currently investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending a threatening letter addressed to him at "Empire’s" Chicago studio prior to the alleged attack, two federal officials confirm to ABC News.The accusation, made by the two brothers who…... Read More

Fate of Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago in jeopardy after judge rules lawsuit can move forward

(CHICAGO) -- Construction of the $500 million Barack Obama Presidential Center in a historic Chicago park was dealt a major setback on Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by park advocates to stop the project can move forward.U.S. District Court Judge Robert Blakey rejected a request…... Read More

Alleged poison plot, blood in bathroom: Gruesome details revealed in case against fiancé accused of killing Kelsey Berreth

(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday revealed new details -- including blood and an alleged poisoned coffee plot -- in the case against Patrick Frazee, the Colorado man accused of killing his fiancé and the mother of his baby.Kelsey Berreth, 29, vanished on Nov. 22, 2018, near her Woodland…... Read More

Storm headed to eastern half of US, threatening major snowfall in DC and flooding in the South

(NEW YORK) -- A major storm is headed to the eastern half of the country, bringing snow, ice and rain from the Plains to the Northeast to the Southeast.Over 280 flights were already canceled for Wednesday as the storm takes shape.Here is the latest forecast:One storm gained strength Tuesday morning,…... Read More

Statue of World War II sailor kissing woman vandalized days after man in iconic photo dies

(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- A statue inspired by the iconic photograph of a World War II sailor kissing a woman in Times Square, New York City, was vandalized just days after the sailor in the photograph died.The "Unconditional Surrender" statue in Sarasota, Florida, had "#MeToo" emblazoned in red spray paint on…... Read More

Charlottesville rally lawsuit to proceed despite Nathan Damigo's bankruptcy filing

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Bankruptcy is no shield for a white nationalist targeted in a lawsuit concerning the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Va., according to a recent ruling from a federal judge -- and Twitter and other online platforms can't be blocked from subpoenas, another ruling announced.Nathan Damigo, one of the…... Read More

Man arrested for slapping stepdaughter's 12-year-old bully, police say

(LA PORTE, Texas) -- A Texas man was recently arrested for slapping a 12-year-old boy in the face. He claims the boy was was bullying his young stepdaughter, according to police.James Peace, 37, of La Porte, Texas, had just picked up his stepdaughter from school when he saw the boy…... Read More