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Legal team for Chicago cop charged with teen’s murder wants a change of venue

Legal team for Chicago cop charged with teen’s murder wants a change of venue

Vladstudioraw/iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Lawyers for a Chicago police officer accused of murdering a Chicago teen in a shooting captured on dashcam video that ignited protests in the city and around the country are arguing their client will not be able to get a fair trial in Chicago. Chicago cop Jason Van […]

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Mysterious burst of light, loud boom puzzles Washington state residents

Mysterious burst of light, loud boom puzzles Washington state residents

blackdovfx/iStock/Thinkstock(MONTESANTO, Wash.) — A bright burst of light illuminated the horizon over western Washington state Wednesday night, followed by a loud boom that shook the ground, according to several reports, leaving both residents and officials puzzled. Local officials in Grays Harbor County received hundreds of calls about the incident, the […]

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Frantic calls released from Parkland shooting: ‘I love you, it’s going to be fine… I need you to play dead,’ mom says

Frantic calls released from Parkland shooting: ‘I love you, it’s going to be fine… I need you to play dead,’ mom says

John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Image(PARKLAND, Fla.) — “I love you, it’s going to be fine,” a panic-stricken mother said over the phone to her child hiding in a classroom during the Parkland, Florida school massacre. “Can you play dead? I need you to play dead.” Officials on Thursday released […]

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Car burst into flames after driving over live wires, killing driver

Car burst into flames after driving over live wires, killing driver

iStock/Thinkstock(FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.) — A car burst into flames in New Jersey Thursday morning, killing the driver who apparently drove onto live wires, police said. Around 9 a.m. Thursday officers responding to a car fire in Franklin Lakes found a “vehicle fully engulfed in fire and a live power line […]

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Chicago mayor ordered to answer questions in death of teen shot by police

Chicago mayor ordered to answer questions in death of teen shot by police

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — A judge has ordered Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to give sworn depositions in lawsuits related to a controversial police shooting of a teen and his neighbor. The city’s police oversight agency found that officer Robert Rialmo unjustifiably shot and killed 19-year-old […]

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Baltimore FBI agent apparently stabbed estranged wife to death, committed suicide: Police

Baltimore FBI agent apparently stabbed estranged wife to death, committed suicide: Police

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — A Baltimore FBI agent apparently stabbed his estranged wife to death before committing suicide at her Maryland home, according to police. A woman reported to 911 at about 8 a.m. Wednesday that Donna Fisher had asked her to call “because she was being threatened by her […]

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Mom recalls the ‘absolute fear’ of watching daughter, 5, dangle from a ski lift

Mom recalls the ‘absolute fear’ of watching daughter, 5, dangle from a ski lift

ABCNews.com(BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif.) — The parents of the young girl who was seen in harrowing video earlier this week dangling from a ski lift described the “absolute fear” they felt as they watched their daughter suspend from the lift. In video captured by a fellow skier, Sara, 5, can […]

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Charges pending after 17-year-old girl shot dead at Alabama high school: Police

Charges pending after 17-year-old girl shot dead at Alabama high school: Police

ABCNews.com(JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala.) — A person of interest has been taken into custody after a 17-year-old girl was shot dead at an Alabama high school Wednesday, police said. Charges are pending a review of the case by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, the Birmingham Police Department said Thursday. A […]

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What to know about the dangers of black ice

What to know about the dangers of black ice

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Wednesday’s nor’easter leaves slippery black ice in its wake, here’s why black ice is so dangerous. Black ice occurs when liquid freezes on a black roadway. The ice is completely clear, so it’s difficult for motorists and pedestrians to distinguish the difference between a wet roadway […]

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East Coast digging out from latest nor’easter, 3rd storm likely to hit early next week

East Coast digging out from latest nor’easter, 3rd storm likely to hit early next week

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Almost 1 million people are without power across the Northeast this morning as the region digs out from its second nor’easter in seven days. But before the snow turns to slush a third nor’easter is approaching this weekend. The latest The snow from the latest nor’easter moved […]

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