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'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

Man confined to wheelchair after diving accident injures his spine walks at college graduation

(MIAMI) -- A South Florida college student who became confined to a wheelchair after suffering a debilitating spinal injury was able to walk during his graduation ceremony.Venezuela native Aldo Amenta broke his neck when he dove into the shallow end of a swimming pool in 2015, he said in a…... Read More

Nuns misappropriated $500K in school funds, spending some on gambling and trips, Catholic church says

(LOS ANGELES) -- Two nuns at a Catholic church in Southern California are suspected of embezzling up to $500,000 in school funds, allegedly using some of the money to go on trips and gamble at casinos, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles told ABC News.The nuns, Sister Mary…... Read More

Elderly woman almost run over by man who stole her purse at Florida McDonald's, video shows

(NEW YORK) --  Surveillance video shows the dramatic moment an elderly woman in Florida was almost run over by a driver who allegedly had just stolen her purse.The woman had walked outside of a McDonald's in Okeechobee to confront the suspected thief on Thursday night when she was injured, according…... Read More

Search for missing Colorado mother 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

Former Miss Kentucky admits she sent topless photos to young boy, officials say

(CROSS LANES, W.Va.) -- She impressed beauty pageant judges with her fiddle playing and tugged at hearts with her personal battle with multiple sclerosis, but now former Miss Kentucky Ramsey Bearse is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.The 28-year-old Bearse was arrested in West Virginia on suspicion…... Read More

Massachusetts firefighter dies while battling huge blaze

(WORCESTER, Mass.) -- A Worcester, Massachusetts, firefighter died early Sunday while battling a massive fire in a three-story building -- the latest in a sad history of firefighter deaths in the city.Firefighters responded to a fire at 7 Lowell St. in Worcester just before 4 a.m., according to fire officials.When…... Read More

North Carolina, Virginia could see 1 foot of snow from major winter storm

(NEW YORK) -- A major storm that dumped over 10 inches of snow on Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday is moving into the Southeast on Sunday with heavy rain on the southern side and as much as a foot of snow in western North Carolina and Virginia.The very heavy snow is…... Read More

ATF investigating series of fires at Jehovah's Witness centers

(LACEY, Wash.) -- Federal authorities in Washington state are investigating the latest in a troubling series of arson cases at worship halls for Jehovah's Witnesses.The latest fire broke out Friday at a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses in Lacey, Washington, completely destroying the building. The Seattle branch of the Bureau…... Read More

13-year-old student with autism dies after being physically restrained at school

(EL DORADO HILLS, Calif.) -- A 13-year-old boy with autism died in Northern California last week after becoming unresponsive at school while staff physically restrained him, authorities said.The boy became violent and needed to be restrained by staff at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills on Nov. 28 to…... Read More

5 natural disasters that devastated the US in 2018

(NEW YORK) -- The nation saw multiple, unprecedented natural disasters this year, from the deadliest wildfire in California's history to the worst hurricane to hit the East Coast since 1969.Reports from the National Centers for Environmental Information have found that climate change plays a major role in causing natural disasters…... Read More

Suspect arrested in kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, devastated town mourns

(NEW YORK) -- A sea of purple filled a school gymnasium in Lumberton, North Carolina, on Saturday afternoon -- purple flowers, purple ribbons, purple balloons, people wearing purple shirts and dresses.Purple was Hania Noelia Aguilar's favorite color.An emotional, hours-long funeral service was held at Lumberton High School in honor of…... Read More

Inmate steals prison van, honks goodbye to fiancee as he escapes from custody

(NEW YORK) -- An inmate in Mississippi managed to hop out of a prison van while handcuffed and shackled and drive away from police -- all while pausing to honk at his dumbstruck fiancee looking on.Timothy Clinton Moudy, 46, from Canton, Mississippi, was still on the loose late Friday and…... Read More

Major storm to bring heavy rain to South, snow to North Carolina

(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rain was already falling in the South on Saturday morning as western North Carolina prepares for the potential for as much as a foot of snow this weekend. A major storm in the southern U.S. dumped significant amounts of rain in Texas on Friday night into…... Read More