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Family reunited with missing dogs after home, property destroyed by California fires: 'It was so emotional'

(SACRAMENTO) -- A woman whose family home and property were destroyed by the deadly and devastating Camp Fire in Northern California has been reunited with both of her dogs, thanks in part, to the determination of an animal rescue volunteer.When the Camp Fire broke out in November, burning Andrea Gaylord's…... Read More

Man accused of killing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar could face death penalty if convicted

(LUMBERTON, N.C.) -- The man suspected of sexually assaulting and killing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar in North Carolina could face the death penalty if convicted, a judge said Monday, according to ABC Raleigh station WTVD.Michael McLellan, 34, is accused of abducting and killing the teen in November. Her disappearance sparked a…... Read More

Mom, 17-year-old daughter strangled to death in Calif.; suspect at-large: Sheriff

(LOS ANGELES) -- A mother and her 17-year-old daughter were strangled to death in Southern California, officials said, as authorities search for their suspected killer.Cecilia Meza, 41, and her daughter Kelsey Meza, 17, were found dead in a Monrovia home on Dec. 5 by officers conducting a welfare check, the…... Read More

Massive snowstorm leaves at least 2 dead in NC as Southeast digs out

(NEW YORK) -- A major winter storm that pummeled the Southeast has become a "nightmare and a tragedy" in North Carolina, claiming at least two lives, the governor said, as he warned drivers to be cautious of snowy roads and dangerous ice.The storm has dropped staggering amounts of snow, ice…... Read More

Search for missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth intensifies

(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) -- The search for a young Colorado mother who vanished on Thanksgiving Day is intensifying with local police enlisting help from law enforcement nationwide and worried loved ones asking for prayers that she be found safely.Kelsey Berreth, 29, a pilot and the mother of a 1-year-old girl,…... Read More

Sandy Hook mom reflects on 'incredibly raw' grief ahead of sixth anniversary

(NEW YORK) -- Every year without her son Dylan and his classmates who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School is unimaginably difficult for Nicole Hockley, but this year brought fresh pain. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas this February marked the deadliest school shooting since the one in Newtown,…... Read More

Five children dead in Ohio house fire; arson not suspected

(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) -- Five children have died following a house fire in Youngstown, Ohio, local fire officials said. Arson is not suspected in the Sunday night blaze, officials said. Youngstown is just miles from the Pennsylvania border. Additional details were not immediately available. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights…... Read More

School district pulls assignment asking students whether suspected Parkland shooter should die

(CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.) -- Broward County Schools has pulled an assignment asking 9th graders whether they think suspected Parkland gunman Nicholas Cruz should die. The worksheet, titled "Does Nikolas Cruz deserve to die," was given to ninth-grade students at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs Friday and was provided…... Read More

Rosanell Eaton, civil rights activist once celebrated by Obama, dies at 97

(NEW YORK) -- Rosanell Eaton, a voting rights advocate and one of the first African Americans to vote in her home state of North Carolina, died in hospice care at home over the weekend, her family said. She was 97.Eaton, once celebrated by former President Barack Obama as an "unsung…... Read More

How DNA, genetic genealogy made 2018 the year to crack cold cases

(NEW YORK) -- Christine Franke was a 25-year-old college student when she was shot dead in her Orlando, Florida apartment on Oct. 21, 2001.Though DNA was left behind at the crime scene, years went by without an arrest.The killing and the wait for justice devastated her mother and relatives."It's a…... Read More

'When is this going to stop?': Florida activist highlights devastating impact of algae blooms on wildlife

(NAPLES, Fla.) --  Colleen Gill walks the beaches in Naples, Florida regularly, a scarf or mask covering her mouth and armed with a camera and cell phone.For months Gill has been documenting the effects of the red tide, specifically dozens and dozens of dead fish, eel and dolphins that have…... Read More