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Incredible Video Shows Near-Miss Black Ice Accident

Incredible Video Shows Near-Miss Black Ice Accident

photoBeard/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A dangerous near-miss was caught on camera by a driver on I-95 when a tractor-trailer crash and black ice almost caused a second collision.A driver started filming the scene in front of him when two large trucks had swerved ahead of him on Sunday, blocking the entire southbound lane of I-95 near New Brunswick, New Jersey, only to hear a loud noise behind him and turn the camera.Then the man saw that a third tractor-trailer was swerving rapidly as it was heading right towards him.The truck cuts across all three lanes and drives right over the median, into the northbound side of the highway, just barely missing the man who was capturing video from inside his car.Part of the tractor-trailer's cab is seen on fire and, as the driver slowly progresses forward, the camera catches sight of a car in that lane that appears to be on fire."Once I turned off camera, I called in 911 and reported the accident. After that I came to the truck and the rest of the cars to verify they were alright," wrote the cameraman, who posted the video to YouTube using the username MrLegolize. "After arrival of NJ State Trooper and his dismissal confirming that he does not require my presence, I left the scene."Black ice is believed to have been the cause of the accident. This was far from the only incident caused by bad weather on Sunday.

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University of Virginia to Pay $500,000 for Internal Review of Sexual Assault Claims from “Rolling Stone” Article

University of Virginia to Pay $500,000 for Internal Review of Sexual Assault Claims from “Rolling Stone” Article

Alessandro Drago/iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The University of Virginia will pay over $500,000 for the internal review of the sexual assault claims made in a Rolling Stone magazine article, the veracity of which has since come into question.Recently signed contracts obtained by ABC News show that the school will pay more than half a million dollars for the review of its response to the gang rape claim posed in the Rolling Stone article. University Attorney General Mark Herring said in a November 25, 2014 statement that a law team would "conduct a thorough investigation and review of issues surrounding sexual violence at the University of Virginia and report its findings to the Board."A separate review will be completed by Philadelphia attorneys from a different law firm to provide recommendations on how to handle sexual assault and violence at the school.

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Man Gets Ticket for Driving While Eating a Cheeseburger

Man Gets Ticket for Driving While Eating a Cheeseburger

Ryan McVay/PhotoDisc/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) --  A man was cited for alleged distracted driving in Georgia when a police officer saw him eating a cheeseburger while behind the wheel, according to ABC affiliate WSB-TV.The police officer in question, whose name has not been released, cited Cobb County's distracted driver law, and the driver has a court date scheduled for Feb. 3, the Atlanta station said."Maybe I was enjoying the burger too much. I needed to tone it down,” driver Madison Turner told the station. “I was certainly willing to do so but I didn’t expect to be fined or punished.”Cobb County Court would not comment to WSB-TV because the case is ongoing, but Turner's attorney said he expects it to be overturned because many drivers, himself included, eat and drive."I’ve only seen something like this charge when there’s an accident,” attorney William Head said to WSB-TV. “There was no accident here, so the fact that this man was charged with eating and driving is a first for me.”

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New York Rabbi Among Five Killed in Ice-Related Crashes, Pileups

New York Rabbi Among Five Killed in Ice-Related Crashes, Pileups

STEFANOLUNARDI/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A New York rabbi is among five people who died Sunday morning in East Coast accidents blamed on freezing rain, Maryland State Police confirmed.The fatal accident happened after 8 a.m. along Maryland Route 23 in Harford County, when the driver of a Honda CR-V lost control and crossed the center lane, striking a Honda Pilot headed in the opposite direction, police said. David Winiarz of Staten Island, a passenger in the CR-V, was identified as the victim.Four others involved in the accident were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Maryland State Police said. State Highway Administration officials blamed an unexpected band of freezing rain on the crash.At least four others were killed in accidents blamed on the freezing rain -- three in Pennsylvania and one death reported in Connecticut. The identities of those crash victims are not known.Injuries were also reported in a pileup involving at least 27 vehicles on Interstate 76 north of Philadelphia, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. All lanes of the highway were closed.In Connecticut, police say an elderly woman died this morning after a crash caused by slippery conditions.In New Jersey, state police reported more than 400 accidents, comparing roads to skating rinks in a tweet.The icy conditions left bridges and tunnels closed, forcing lengthy delays for drivers. Similar conditions created a huge pileup in Oregon the day before.

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Rolls-Royce May Have Saved Real Estate Mogul in Shooting

Rolls-Royce May Have Saved Real Estate Mogul in Shooting

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A California real estate mogul and philanthropist who was seriously wounded Friday as he left work may have been saved by his Rolls-Royce.Police are hunting for the unknown gunman, who escaped on a bicycle.Kameron Segal, 48, CEO of William Holdings Property Management and Acquisitions, was shot while in his $300,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith.

Segal's friend, Steve Castro, said Segal was shot through one of the luxury car’s windows and hit in the neck and chest. The thick window glass may have saved his life by slowing the bullets.

Nothing was reported stolen, leaving friends to wonder whether the shooting was a high-priced hit.“It seems like there’s something behind it and, hopefully, we can get to the bottom of it,” said Castro.The shooting happened at about 8:40 p.m. Friday in Hollywood, just off of Sunset Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police say Segal was leaving work and got into his car when the gunman fired twice into the car before riding away.Police are examining surveillance videos near the crime scene. The motive remains unclear, and investigators only have a vague description of the gunman.A possible lead involves conflicting reports that Segal was on his way downtown to close a $5 million real estate deal. To some of Segal’s friends, including Mytchell Mora, the circumstances of the deal mark another bizarre twist leading to more questions.“In particular on a Friday night, making that that type of investment at 10, 11 p.m. at night; that to me just didn’t sound like Kameron,” Mora said.

Segal is expected to make a full recovery, and his friends say they’re putting together a reward for any information leading to an arrest in the shooting.

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Near Collision on NYC Airport Runway

Near Collision on NYC Airport Runway

ATG Images/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A near-collision at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday evening left passengers delayed and a pilot shaken up.According to JetBlue Airlines' Manager of Corporate Communications Rick Clark, flight 1295 was scheduled to depart New York at 9 p.m. bound for Austin, Texas. After being cleared for takeoff, the plane began to travel down the runway, only to see another plane cross the runway.Caribbean Airways flight 526 was the second plane. The JetBlue pilots immediately acted to stop the plane, alerting the air control tower of the incident.Clark said that the Caribbean Airways flight was not authorized to cross the runway at the time. The Federal Aviation Administration said the two planes were more than 2,800 feet apart at their closest point.

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LA Real Estate CEO Shot While in Rolls Royce

LA Real Estate CEO Shot While in Rolls Royce

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles police are searching for a suspect in the shooting of the CEO of a Los Angeles real estate company while he was sitting in his Rolls Royce.Kameron Segal was in his car in Hollywood, California, when he was shot around 8:40 p.m. Friday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The suspect managed to escape from the area on a bike, police said.Segal is the CEO of William Holdings Property Management and Acquisitions and is described on the company's Facebook page as having 15 years of real estate management experience. A person who answered the phone at the William Holdings Property Management and Acquisitions said the company was not making any statements at this time.A police spokeswoman said she could not confirm reports that the shooting was related to a robbery and said detectives were exploring all possibilities.According to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Segal was taken to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. Police said he remained in critical but stable condition.

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Freezing Rain Storm Hits Northeast

Freezing Rain Storm Hits Northeast

John Armstrong-Millar/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A storm, and the freezing rain it brought with it, has left much of the northeast frozen with transportation slowdowns and dangerous conditions.At least 27 vehicles were involved in a collision on Interstate 76 near Philadelphia Sunday morning. All lanes of the roadway were closed. Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that there were injuries in the collision, but could not provide specific details.The Delaware River Port Authority announced closures of all four bridges they operate. The DRPA blamed flash icing and said that crews were out to re-apply salt.Dave Buck of the Maryland State Highway Administration said that because no advance warning of the possibility of icy road conditions was given by the National Weather Service, proper preparations couldn't have been taken.New Jersey State Police said that they had responded to over 400 accidents between midnight and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

428 reported accidents & 186 aids in NJSP patrolled areas. Closures and speed restrictions remain in effect. #Icyroads

— NJSP - State Police (@NJSP) January 18, 2015

 

Many southwest Jersey roads are a skating rink. Many minor crashes, but none fatal on State Police roads. Don't be the first.

— NJSP - State Police (@NJSP) January 18, 2015

 

New Jersey Transit had suspended operations on bus lines in the northern part of the state.In New York, the eastbound Long Island Expressway was closed near the Queens Midtown Tunnel and the New York State Throughway was closed southbound from Newburgh to New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspended all bus operations in the Bronx.

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Runaway Teen Duo Found Asleep in Florida

Runaway Teen Duo Found Asleep in Florida

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) -- Runaway Kentucky teens Dalton Hayes and Cheyenne Phillips were found asleep early Sunday morning in Florida in the 2001 Toyota Tundra they allegedly stole in Georgia, authorities said.“The vehicle was surrounded by law enforcement and both Hayes and Phillips were taken into custody without further incident,” the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky said in a statement of the incident in Panama City Beach, Florida.“The process has begun to get both extradited back to Kentucky to answer for multiple felony charges,” according to the statement. “In total, Hayes and Phillips were on the run for approximately 14 days. However, it should be noted that throughout the multi-state hunt for them, no civilian was injured, neither one of them were injured and no police officer was injured.“Thanks to all of our media outlets for getting this story out. Special thanks to the US Marshal’s Service for their diligence and unwavering teamwork in bringing this potential volatile situation to a peaceful end.”

Panama City Beach Sgt. Emily Melton told ABC News that the teens and the vehicle were found in the parking lot of a local IHOP restaurant. Phillips' parents were notified, Melton said, but because Hayes is a legal adult, his parents were not.Hayes, 18, was charged with being a fugitive from justice and transported to the Bay County Jail to await extradition, according to Panama City Beach police. Cheyenne, 13, was placed in the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families, police said.

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Poisoned Kids Saw Mom Crush Pills Into Their Apple Juice, Police Say

Poisoned Kids Saw Mom Crush Pills Into Their Apple Juice, Police Say

Naranyu/iStock/Thinkstock(SCHILLER PARK, Ill.) -- Police say two children who were allegedly poisoned by their mother remember seeing the woman crush pills into apple juice that they were then forced to drink, according to ABC News affiliate WLS-TV. Krystale El Khatib, 29, is being held on two counts of attempted murder after she allegedly tried to poison her two children this week. "One of the children indicated that he observed mom crushing the pills into a powder form, and put in a substance, and forcing them to drink it with their juice," Schiller Park Police Chief Anthony Brzezniak told WLS-TV. The children initially tested positive for benzodiazepines, but further tests were pending, according to a statement from the Schiller Park Police Department posted to their Facebook page. Benzodiazepines are a class of drug that depresses the central nervous system and is often used to treat anxiety. Khatib also took medication and after she passed out her children were able to text their father that they were sick, according to WLS-TV. The children’s father then took them to a hospital, where the medical team alerted police about the alleged poisoning. The children were treated and released from the hospital and are now with their father, according to WLS-TV. El Khatib was found at her home under the influence of “an intoxicating substance,” according to the police statement. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment before being transferred to jail where she is being held on $1.5 million bail. El Khatib is scheduled to be in court on Feb. 2.

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Oregon Interstate Closed Following 20-Vehicle Crash

Oregon Interstate Closed Following 20-Vehicle Crash

Oregon Department of Transportation(BAKER CITY, Ore.) -- An accident involving dozens of vehicles closed a portion of an interstate in eastern Oregon on Saturday.Around 20 vehicles were involved in the crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 around 5 a.m., according to Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation officials. State Police Sergeant Kyle Hove said four people were hurt in the Saturday morning crash, east of Baker City.“A bunch of trucks that traveled upon a sheet of black ice lost control and jackknifed, causing about 20 vehicles to collide and essentially trapping 50 vehicles in that crash zone,” Hove told ABC News. Hazmat crews responded to the crash scene, but according to Hove, state officials believe at this point other than diesel, there is no hazardous material in the trucks involved in the crash.The highway’s eastbound lanes were closed after the accident and were expected to remain closed throughout Saturday. Westbound lanes were later shut to help emergency responders at the scene, according to ODOT. The agency is asking travelers to take alternate routes to bypass the closure area in eastern Oregon.

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Girl’s Balloon Letter to Deceased Dad Gets Reply 436 Miles Away

Girl’s Balloon Letter to Deceased Dad Gets Reply 436 Miles Away

Lisa Swisley(AUBURN, Calif.) -- For her late father's Jan. 6 birthday, 16-year-old Ashlynn Marracino wrote him a letter and sent it floating on a star-shaped balloon. One day later, Lisa Swisley stumbled upon the teen's touching request. "I showed up at my restaurant and a customer handed it to me," said Swisley, who owns two restaurants in Auburn, California. "I noticed there was writing on it and I got very teary-eyed." Ashlynn, a student in Whittier, California, had written a note to her father onto a balloon that traveled 436 miles to Auburn. “You have missed so much and I miss you,” the balloon read. “And I love you, miss you like crazzy!” Ashlynn continued the letter by filling her dad in on what she has been up to, then pleads with him to send her some sort of sign. That's where Swisley came in. After reading the letter, Swisley searched and reached out to Ashlynn on Facebook. "I thought it would be cool to send her something to show my support," Swisley told ABC News. "I jumped on a pay-it-forward page I follow on Facebook, and asked people to contribute." Members of the Auburn community began sending Ashlynn care packages, letters and even some notes sharing their own experiences of losing a parent. "It's all been so unbelievable," Swisley said. "It's the fact that the balloon landed in front of me and I decided to do something about it. It never occurred to me not to." ABC News has been unable to reach Ashlynn. Since their story has gone public, Swisley and Ashlynn have connected via Skype. "I think she is adorable and a really sweet girl," Swisley said. "I asked her if she wanted the balloon back and she said if people can see it and be inspired, we should keep it here. She is an amazing young lady.”

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Police Brace for Protests at Islamic Event in Texas

Police Brace for Protests at Islamic Event in Texas

33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(GARLAND, Texas) -- The town of Garland, Texas is preparing for an influx of hundreds of protesters, who are expected to gather Saturday afternoon to protest an Islamic event. The protesters are objecting to an event held by the Chicago-based Islamic organization called Sound Vision. Around 500 people are expected to attend the event called Stand with the Prophet Against Terror and Hate, according to ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV. The event is being held in a building rented from the Garland school district. Police have been monitoring social media and expect anywhere between 100 to 1,000 people to show up, according to a spokesman for the Garland Police Department. Alia Salem, the executive director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Texas, said they have asked for more police protection after threats were made on social media sites. “We reported those to law enforcement,” said Alia Salem. “They have taken every possible measure to ensure this is going to be a safe event.” Salem said the event aims “to educate others about Islam and Muslims for the purposes of combating Islamaphobia, terrorism and hate.” Police confirmed they were monitoring social media and aware of hostile language but said there were no viable threats made. On Friday about a dozen people protested outside of the Islamic Association of North Texas. Ruben Israel, a street preacher from Los Angeles, used a bullhorn to yell at worshipers, according to WFAA-TV. "Time to repent," yelled Israel. "Islam is filled with murder! This is your wake up call." Garland Police said they were aware and present at the protest on Friday. According to WFAA, Israel and other protesters stopped using the bullhorn once the call to prayer was sounded. Police raised two watch towers and posted a squad car for security at the center, according to WFAA-TV.

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Hiker First Ever to Summit Tallest North American Peak in Winter

Hiker First Ever to Summit Tallest North American Peak in Winter

lowthian/iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) -- A Minnesota man is thawing out and celebrating after becoming the first climber to summit Mount McKinley in the winter months. Lonnie Dupre spent 29 days trekking through snow and ice and braving winds speeds of 100 mph, to make it to the top of McKinley, also called Denali.

Video of his achievement shows the climber being brought to tears by the stunning view. "Glad to be there, also glad to have it behind me and just overjoyed with the view you can obtain from the summit," he told ABC News. Dupre had tried to reach the peak twice before, but bad weather kept pushing him back. He said he was never sure he could actually make it until he took those final steps to the mountain peak. "Because I was trying so hard for four years I kind of broke down a little," he said. To celebrate his victory, Dupre enjoyed a salad, macaroons and some local Denali beer on the plane home, according to his website.

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Two Dead as Gunman Opens Fire in Florida Mall Food Court

Two Dead as Gunman Opens Fire in Florida Mall Food Court

shiyali/iStock/Thinkstock(MELBOURNE, Fla.) -- Two people were killed in a possible domestic violence shooting at a shopping mall southeast of Orlando Saturday morning, authorities confirm. A gunman opened fire near the food court area of the Melbourne Square Mall in Melbourne, Florida, around 9:30 a.m., according to Melbourne Police. Two people are dead including the alleged shooter, identified as Jose Garcia Rodriguez, 57, of Palm Bay, police said in a press conference today. Rodriguez's gunshot wound may have been self-inflicted, according to police. One person was injured, police said, identified as the alleged shooter's wife, Ida Garcia, 33. She was hospitalized and listed in good condition. The shooting may have stemmed from a domestic violence incident, according to police. Just before 10:30 a.m., the Melbourne Police Department tweeted that officers were "currently working a shooting" at the Melbourne Square Mall.

 

Officers currently working a shooting @ Melbourne Sq Mall; Ofcs have control of situation; mall temp closed; information wen available.

— Melbourne Police (@MelbournePolice) January 17, 2015

Ten minutes later, the police department tweeted that the "shooter is contained."

 

 

Shooter is contained; Ofcs are clearing the mall store by store

— Melbourne Police (@MelbournePolice) January 17, 2015

Multiple shots were fired and the shooter had several pockets full of ammunition, police said. Three handguns were recovered at the scene. The police added that the mall was temporarily closed and officers cleared the complex store by store. Daniel Timothy, a manager at a restaurant next to the mall, says it's a "great relief" police have contained the shooter. "We were on edge," Timothy said. "It's a great relief and you know now we can open for business." Police did not report a possible motive. The investigation is ongoing. Police say the mall plans to reopen Sunday.

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Storms on Both Coasts Could Put a Damper to NFL Conference Championship Games

Storms on Both Coasts Could Put a Damper to NFL Conference Championship Games

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pair of storms on both coasts could bring wet weather to both NFL Conference Championship games on Sunday.It’s not like any of these quarterbacks aren’t used to rough weather -- from Seattle to Green Bay to Indianapolis to Boston -- but a slick ball can result in more fumbles and messy throws for even the most experienced quarterback. The NFC Championship game will be played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, where Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will go up against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at 3:05 p.m. ET. Both are previous Super Bowl winners and fully equipped at playing in bad weather, from heavy rain to frigid temperatures. Multiple storms will be moving through the Pacific Northwest, with the worst weather expected Saturday night into Sunday, potentially putting a damper on the game. Heavy rain is expected at times with as much as half a foot possible by Sunday night. In addition, gusty winds will not help. Luckily, the worst of the rain looks to taper off just in time for kickoff, with a lingering chance of showers along with a southern breeze.Across the country, a storm is expected to develop on Sunday and move up the East coast just in time for the AFC Championship game. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will play Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., at 6:40 p.m. ET. Brady has been to five Super Bowls, the most of any quarterback playing this weekend, and has won three.The good news is that temperatures across the Northeast will be unseasonably mild, in the 40s, which is a bit too warm for snow. Average temperatures in Foxborough for mid-January are in the 30s, fans will enjoy temperatures running about 10 degrees above normal. Although some snow could still mix in, precipitation should stay to mostly rain, with some downpours possible during the game. The track and intensity of this storm needs to be watched carefully over the next 24 hours since there is still the potential for it to move farther from the coast, which would lower heavy rain chances significantly. Neither storm however will be strong enough to put a damper on the fans, as they get ready to watch their team's journey to the Super Bowl.

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Federal Safety Inspector Arrested After Allegedly Flying With Gun in Bag

Federal Safety Inspector Arrested After Allegedly Flying With Gun in Bag

Chmiel/iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector was arrested at New York's LaGuardia Airport after a firearm was allegedly found in his carry-on bag at the security checkpoint, the TSA announced on Saturday. The TSA said in a statement it was investigating along with the FAA and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. The FAA agent's trip began at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where he had a Security Identification Display Area badge, allowing him to bypass security. He had no such badge for LaGuardia, which was where the weapon was discovered. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta was also the origination point for an alleged gun smuggling ring that brought weapons to New York.In that case as well, suspects allegedly took advantage of employee tags that allowed them to bypass normal security. "TSA is taking these recent incidents very seriously, and has taken immediate steps to enhance site security at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and other major U.S. airports," the TSA said. In response to the arrest, FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta on Saturday suspended a program that allowed safety inspectors to bypass the TSA's screening checkpoints to access secure areas of an airport during the course of their normal duties. "The FAA will stand down the program while it conducts improved training for all of its inspectors," the FAA said. "The agency also will require inspectors to sign a new agreement that details each inspector's responsibility under the program and clearly states that any infraction related to a weapon will result in an immediate and permanent suspension of privileges and possible further disciplinary action." Among the other measures the TSA is implementing or considering are additional requirements for employee screening; conducting additional, randomized security countermeasures at employee access points; and introducing additional security patrols by TSA teams of law enforcement and screening professionals to specifically address these concerns. "Last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to meet with airport stakeholders and discuss and assess potential vulnerabilities related to site security at airports," the TSA said. "DHS has requested the Aviation Security Advisory Committee conduct an expedient and comprehensive review of the issues related to the security of the sterile areas at airports nationwide in order to identify all viable means for the department to address any potential vulnerability." The Atlanta-based FAA inspector allegedly used his Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge to gain access to the sterile area at Hartsfield–Jackson, bypassing the TSA security checkpoint, prior to flying to New York. The employee did not have SIDA privileges at New York's LaGuardia Airport, and was subject to TSA screening. The weapon was discovered during the standard screening process at the checkpoint.

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‘Nobody Has Any Clue Why’ Teen Bonnie and Clyde Fled, Sister Says

‘Nobody Has Any Clue Why’ Teen Bonnie and Clyde Fled, Sister Says

Grayson County Sheriff’s Office(HENRY COUNTY, Ga.) -- A sister of one of the two runway Kentucky teenagers linked to an alleged of a crime spree across the South says "nobody has any clue why" the young couple fled from home. Dalton Hayes, 18, who lives in Kentucky with his mother, has been on the run for 12 days with 13-year-old Cheyenne Phillips. Hayes has been seeing Cheyenne "for about three months," but their family didn't know she was 13, according to Hayes’ sister Heather Martin "We were under the impression she was 19," Martin told ABC News on Friday. "She would go into the local convenience store and come out with tobacco products. We didn't know she was not an adult." Hayes and Cheyenne's alleged crime spree began Jan. 4, when they reportedly plowed through a Kentucky cattle farm in an allegedly stolen vehicle. They then allegedly stole a different vehicle, a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma, authorities said. Cheyenne's father reported her missing, and "that's when things went downhill," Martin said. "My mother texted him [Hayes], 'Where are you at. Cops are looking.' Cheyenne asked 'Why?' My mom proceeded to tell them that, 'You are underage and they want you home.'" "Maybe they got scared when [Cheyenne] got reported missing," Martin added, but "nobody has any clue why" they left. Cheyenne and Hayes weren't seen again until Jan. 12, when they allegedly cashed a stolen check at a Walmart in Manning, South Carolina, according to Manning Police. Hayes’ sister doesn't know why the couple stopped in Manning, South Carolina, and says their family's only connection to the state is vacations at Myrtle Beach. But they weren’t in South Carolina for long. On Jan. 14, a Henry County, Georgia, resident called 911 after spotting a red Tacoma on the property of an abandoned residence, according to Henry County Police. The same day, a Silver 2001 Toyota Tundra was reported stolen in "walking distance" from the abandoned Tacoma, the Henry County Police Department reports. But Lt. Joseph Smith of the Henry County Police Department told ABC News on Friday there were no witnesses, so police "can't confirm" whether the teens dropped off the Tacoma and stole the Tundra. With Hayes and Cheyenne's whereabouts still unknown, his family is using social media "to get it out there that they are missing," according to Martin, and the family is still "calling everybody that we can." "We don't have any clue at this point where they intend on going," Martin said today. Lt. Smith of the Henry County Police said on Friday authorities hope "someone will spot the vehicle and call 911."

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Philadelphia College Student Dies After 8-Story Fall

Philadelphia College Student Dies After 8-Story Fall

WPVI(PHILADELPHIA) -- A freshman student at Temple University plunged to her death on Thursday while taking photographs from the ledge of a building in Philadelphia. Temple University identified the student on Friday as Rebecca Kim, 18, a first-year student in the College of Science and Technology enrolled in the pre-pharmacy program, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV. The incident happened around 6 p.m. on Thursday, as the 18-year-old was visiting two male students who lived on the eighth floor of a building in Center City. Kim had climbed out onto a ledge from a window, when the two students asked her not to be on the ledge, WPVI-TV reports.When Kim fell, she struck a 44-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk below. The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital with multiple spine and rib fractures. Authorities do not believe foul play was involved in Kim's death, according to WPVI-TV.

Temple University released a statement on Friday offering condolences and saying that grief counselors would be on hand for students.

 

A message of condolence from President Theobald: http://t.co/wKRL3K2dVD

— Temple University (@TempleUniv) January 16, 2015

 

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See Why a Sheriff’s Department May Leave This $500 Rug for the Dogs

See Why a Sheriff’s Department May Leave This $500 Rug for the Dogs

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office(LARGO, Fla.) -- No need to hound them. The mistake is being fixed. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Florida rolled up a $500 rug in the department's lobby on Thursday to correct an unusual typo -- because the sheriff's department seal shouldn't really say, "In Dog We Trust." Though some on social media see the seal as a tribute to dogs on the force, the “punny” motto was unintentional, Public Information Officer Cristen Smith told ABC News. A deputy doing security pointed out the typo on Thursday to reporter Adam Winer of ABC News affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida, just before the rugs were rolled up and taken away.The misprint was the mistake of the manufacturer American Floor Mats, WFTS reported. The rug has been in the lobby for the last couple of months, according to a statement from the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office said they are currently working with the manufacturer to get a replacement rug.

 

Bid on the "In DOG We Trust" rug here: http://t.co/2LOzIMKrVy. We will donate 100% of your bid to @CanineEstatesFL pic.twitter.com/iMRmOVZn6l

— PCSO (Official) (@SheriffPinellas) January 15, 2015

 

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