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Prosecution Shows Video of Aaron Hernandez Dismantling Cellphone

Prosecution Shows Video of Aaron Hernandez Dismantling Cellphone

iStock/Thinkstock(FALL RIVER, Mass.) -- As testimony resumed Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, prosecutors played a police surveillance video of the former NFL player dismantling his phone.Just before playing the video, Detective Michael Elliot of the North Attleboro Police Department testified that a few hours after Hernandez left the police station, he saw the former New England Patriots tight end from the closed-circuit camera sitting in his lawyer's car, breaking down his cellphone.Hernandez, 25, is accused of orchestrating Lloyd's murder in 2013.The video shows Hernandez in the car's passenger seat taking apart one phone in his lap while talking on another phone.Prosecutors claim Hernandez used the phone to call co-defendant Ernest Wallace.The defense had fought to keep the surveillance video from being brought into evidence, but Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled this past Friday that Hernandez had no expectation of privacy while inside a parked car in a public lot.Earlier on Tuesday, Mark Archambault, who had installed the home theater system in Hernandez's home, was also on the stand. He said he returned to the athlete's house in May 2013 to install six digital cameras and set up a security system.Archambault said Hernandez asked how to shut off the camera in the basement because he didn't want his fiancé to see him hanging out with his friends.North Attleboro police officer John Grim also took the stand for cross-examination.But defense attorney James Sultan tried to point out discrepancies in the 150-page police report as he showed Grim's hand-drawn diagram of the crime scene, with a stick figure representing Lloyd's body.On re-direct, prosecutor William McCauley used the photo of Lloyd's body and asked Grim to clarify details -- an effort to raise questions in the jury's minds about the thoroughness of the police investigation.According to Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg, on June 17, 2013, Hernandez told Lloyd "he was going to come out to his house."Hernandez was driving when he and two other men picked up Lloyd from his home and brought him to the industrial park, near the Patriots' home at Gillette Stadium, according to prosecutors."Odin Lloyd was shot six times," Bomberg has told the jury.

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Driver Allegedly Beaten as St. Louis Police Officer Turns Off Dash Cam

Driver Allegedly Beaten as St. Louis Police Officer Turns Off Dash Cam

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- Police dash cam video released as a result of a lawsuit claiming excessive force appears to show St. Louis police officers allegedly beating up a driver before one of the cops tells another officer to "hold up" so they can turn the video off.The incident happened in April 2014, when Cortez Bufford was pulled over, accused of speeding and making an illegal U-turn, Bufford's attorney Joel Schwartz told ABC News.The officer "pulls Cortez to the side," Schwartz said. "He pulls over, the officer tells him to get out. You can hear him refusing, asking the officer what he did. The officer...gets angry, at some point he says he smells marijuana, and drags [Cortez] out of the vehicle...the officer took him to the ground."St. Louis police have not responded to ABC News' request for comment.Brian Millikan, a police union lawyer who represents one of the officers in the video, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the officers' use of force was justified."The use of force that was necessary in this case was a direct result of the defendant's actions or the suspect's actions," Millikan said. "If you'll notice, there was a passenger in that vehicle. He voluntarily removed himself. He complied with the officer's requests and commands. There was no physical force necessary."The video was first obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Schwartz said Bufford was kicked in the head and tazed.In the video, one officer allegedly says, "Everybody hold up. We're red right now," before allegedly turning off the dash cam.The term "red" is used by police to describe a running camera, Schwartz said.Bufford was taken to the hospital and then jail, according to his lawyer. The charges against him -- a felony weapon offense and a misdemeanor for resisting arrest -- were later dropped."People can draw their own conclusions" after watching the video, Schwartz said. "If we felt [the cops' alleged action] was justified, we certainly wouldn't have filed suit."Schwartz said it took almost a year for the video to be released because initially there was a protective order."Ultimately the case was dismissed and the order was lifted. Authorities then contacted us and asked if we would hold off on the video," Schwartz said.Bufford's lawsuit is seeking $500,000 in damages for abrasions suffered during the alleged altercation, Schwartz said.A spokeswoman for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the officer who turned off the dash-cam has already been "disciplined" because it is against department police for officers to turn off the dash-cams.

"That camera should not have been turned off," communication director Maggie Crane said. However, she said that issue should not be "conflated" with the separate issue of whether officers used excessive force against Bufford.She said the suspect was armed with a gun, was "disobeying" officers, was "punching and kicking" them, and "repeatedly reaching for his gun."She says that dash-cams from two police cars were rolling, and only one was shut off. The video shows everything she described, she says. She emphasized that Bufford was driving a car that matched the description of a vehicle tied to reports of shots fired, that they saw him make an allegedly illegal U-turn, and that after the officers pulled Bufford over they allegedly smelled and saw marijuana.

He was "combative with officers," she said.As for the lawsuit, she said it "will work itself" through the court system.

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Snow Blasts Nation’s Capital with Cold Front Lurking

Snow Blasts Nation’s Capital with Cold Front Lurking

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Several southern and mid-atlantic states were blasted with snow and ice early Tuesday, prompting the federal government to close its Washington, D.C.-area offices.

About 7 inches of snow fell on D.C., with the snow tapering off Tuesday morning in New York City.Boston -- which has been slammed with historic snowfall totals during the past month -- will get a reprieve this storm, with just about 1 inch expected.About 15 inches of snow was reported in Logan, West Virginia, with a foot of snow falling in parts of Missouri.Up to three inches of sleet was reported in Tennessee.A colder air mass is lurking behind the storm, with record lows possible Thursday and Friday.

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‘Road Rage’ Victim’s Son Says ‘We’re Not Used to Waking Up’ Without Her

‘Road Rage’ Victim’s Son Says ‘We’re Not Used to Waking Up’ Without Her

ABC News/"Good Morning America"(LAS VEGAS) -- The son of a Las Vegas mom who was gunned down in front of her home after an alleged road rage accident last week has opened up about the family's pain."We're not used to waking up and not seeing our mom," Matt Meyers told ABC News.Matt Meyers, 19, is one of victim Tammy Meyers' four children. He wasn't at the family's home at the time of the shooting late Thursday night because he was out celebrating his birthday with friends.Matt Meyers said his 15-year-old sister was in the car with their mom, who had taken the teen to practice driving at a nearby school parking lot at around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.His sister said their mom was driving the short distance between their home and the parking lot at the speed limit, which apparently bothered the male suspect, Matt Meyers said. The other driver is still at large."He didn't like how slow she was driving so he sideswiped her," Meyers said.The daughter ran inside once they got home to alert her 23-year-old brother that someone was following their mom on the drive, and when he came out, there was an exchange of gunfire. Tammy Meyers, 44, was shot and rushed to the hospital. She died on Saturday evening."The whole road rage...all you got to do is talk it out. My mom, she was just an innocent lady," Matt Meyers said.The family is now offering Tammy Meyers' prized 1965 El Camino in exchange for information leading to the arrest of her alleged killer."That person gets arrested, we'll give you the keys, you come pick the car up," Matt Meyers said. "My dad's put everything into that car with my mom. They both worked on it."

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Passengers Run onto LAX Tarmac After False Report

Passengers Run onto LAX Tarmac After False Report

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- An inaccurate report about a man with a gun at Los Angeles International Airport Monday frightened some passengers enough to send them fleeing out of a terminal and onto a tarmac.The miscommunication had to do with a man at the Japan Cargo building at LAX threatening to commit suicide. When police responded, the man then took off in his car but was eventually apprehended on the upper level roadway at Terminal 2, where he agreed to go to a hospital for observation.However, in the interim, someone tweeted incorrectly that there was a man with a gun at the airport, which was erroneously announced over the PA system.At that point, about 20 people who had been pre-screened for a flight took it upon themselves to go through emergency exits, where they wound up standing on the tarmac.After some convincing, they were escorted back to the waiting area and normal operations soon resumed.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

NC Man Indicted for Alleged Murders of Three Muslims

NC Man Indicted for Alleged Murders of Three Muslims

Durham County Sheriff's Office(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- The Chapel Hill man accused in last week's fatal shootings of three young Muslims was indicted for their murders Monday.Prosecutors say Craig Hicks, 46, shot dead second-year dentistry student Deah Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, at an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina.The victims ranged in ages from 19 to 23.Although a long-standing dispute over a parking space was described as the primary motive, relatives of the victims maintain it was a hate crime, given Hicks' Facebook postings against all organized religions.  The FBI has since begun an inquiry into the shootings.While Hicks waits to be represented by counsel, Karen Hicks, his wife of seven years, has reportedly filed for divorce.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

West Virginia Train Derailment Causes Fire, Evacuations

West Virginia Train Derailment Causes Fire, Evacuations

fenlan1976/iStock/Thinkstock(FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va.) -- A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in West Virginia on Monday, sending a massive fireball hundreds of feet into the sky, igniting a home and causing hundreds in the area to evacuate.The CSX train had 109 cars - 25 of which derailed around 1:17 p.m., and about half of those cars caught fire or are leaking oil.

Several of the cars spilled into the Kanawha River, officials said. About 200 people are in shelters, according to Fayette County Emergency Services. The fire was expected to burn until Tuesday morning, according to Robert Jelacic at the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

 

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West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a State of Emergency for Fayette and Kanawha counties due to the derailment. "Declaring a State of Emergency ensured that residents of both Kanawha and Fayette counties have the access they need to resources necessary to handle all stages of the emergency," Gov. Tomblin said. "State officials are on site and will continue to work with local and federal officials, as well as CSX representatives, throughout the incident." There are no reports of injuries or fatalities. 

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‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Expressed Fear Character Would Kill Her Family

‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Expressed Fear Character Would Kill Her Family

Vladstudioraw/iStock/Thinkstock(WAUKESHA, Wis.) -- One of the young girls who is accused of stabbing her friend in an effort to please a fictional character called "Slender Man" told a police officer she was convinced the character would kill her family, according to a police interrogation video. The video of a police interview last year with Anissa Weier, one of the two defendants, was shown in a Wisconsin court on Monday. Weier, 13, and her friend Morgan Geyser were arrested after allegedly stabbing their friend 19 times and leaving her in the woods. In the video, the then-12-year-old told a police officer she believed she had to kill or else the “Slender Man” would "kill my whole family in three seconds." The footage was played in the Waukesha court on Monday at a hearing on whether the two defendants should stand trial as adults. Even though they were juveniles at the time of the crime, March 31, 2014, the court has ruled that they are to be tried as adults. Detectives also relayed some graphic testimony about the victim's condition, also 12 at the time of the alleged attack, and the stabbing episode. Both Weier and Geyser have been charged with one count of first-degree intentional attempted homicide. They have not entered pleas.

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“American Sniper” Trial: The Bizarre Message the Alleged Killer Left for Chris Kyle

“American Sniper” Trial: The Bizarre Message the Alleged Killer Left for Chris Kyle

Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images(STEPHENVILLE, Texas) -- The American Sniper jury heard voice mail messages on Monday that accused killer Eddie Ray Routh exchanged with Chris Kyle before they met to go for a fatal trip to a Texas gun range. Four voice mails were played for the court and, while three were perfunctory, one gave some insight into Routh's apparent state of mind leading up to the Feb. 2, 2013, shooting. "Kind of a sad day when it rains. It's a good sad. Rain will come and rains will leave. I guess that's what they do," Routh was heard saying on the tape. Jeff Shaffer, a former Secret Service agent who now specializes in cybersecurity and computer forensics, analyzed the calls and said Kyle and Routh spoke several times, with those calls lasting between two and 15 minutes each. Kyle's call logs show that in addition to receiving two calls from his wife, Taya, he had missed calls from people close to Routh. Routh's girlfriend, Jennifer Weed, tried to call Kyle at 1:37 p.m. and 6:14 p.m. on the day of his slaying, along with Routh's mother, who called the former Navy Seal at 6:06 p.m. Kyle regularly worked with veterans after retiring from the military and he offered to try to help Routh, a former Marine, after Routh's mother reached out to him. The phone records came Monday afternoon as part of the fourth day of the double murder trial, following the testimony of three law enforcement officials involved in the case. The Texas jailer who transported Routh after the slaying of Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield said the suspect was irritated during the drive. Sgt. Kenny Phillips of the Erath County Jail testified Monday morning about Feb. 2, 2013, when he transferred Routh from one jail to another after he was arrested in the shooting deaths of Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield. Phillips said Routh, now 27, asked for a cigarette during the drive. "I would call him under the influence maybe," Phillips said in Erath County court this morning, noting that Routh's attitude changed “a great deal" during the ride.

 

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Phillips said Routh "was in a detox situation for a while.” Routh's use of marijuana on the morning of the shooting had come up in the trial last week, with his uncle testifying that they smoked together before he went to the gun range with Kyle. Monday marks the fourth day of the murder trial and, like last week, the families of both Kyle and Littlefield are in the courtroom. Routh was seen taking notes throughout this morning's testimony. He faces life in prison if he is found guilty. He has entered a not guilty plea and his defense team will be arguing that he was insane at the time of the shooting.

 

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Bitter Cold Follows Latest Northeast Snowstorm

Bitter Cold Follows Latest Northeast Snowstorm

Image Source Pink/Image Source/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Frigid cold is nipping across the Northeast, as New England digs out following the region's fourth winter storm in a month. Strong winds were expected to continue on Monday, reducing visibility, creating drifts and complicating an ongoing cleanup effort. Temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast fell below zero, including minus -26 degrees in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Heavy snow and ice was expected in the south-central United States from eastern Kansas to the Mid-Atlantic coast. The wintry mix already produced treacherous travel conditions in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. Snow was expected late Monday in cities such as St. Louis, Cincinnati, Washington, Philadelphia, New York City and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said on Monday that the city has received more than 7.5 feet of snow since Jan. 23. Besides the snow, Walsh said on Monday he is also concerned about subzero temperatures."We've housed about 500 homeless folks that have been on a consistent basis and probably over the last three weeks for the most part. And tonight we're open again to try and get as many homeless people, anyone that's on the street off the street, because of the bitter cold we have here in the city of Boston," he said.

While it is already the snowiest February in the history of Boston, the city is possibly expecting 3 to 4 more inches of snow to fall on Tuesday. An even colder air mass lurks behind the next storm system, with record lows possible in the coming days.

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Hundreds of Teens Cause Chaos at Florida Movie Theater

Hundreds of Teens Cause Chaos at Florida Movie Theater

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(OCOEE, Fla.) -- Hundreds of teens rushed on a Florida movie theater Saturday night - forcing the theater to shut down on Valentine's Day. About 300 to 400 teens were inside the West Oaks Mall's theater area and "even more" were in the parking lot when an estimated 50 people "decided to rush the movie theater," Lt. Bill Wagner of the Ocoee Police Department told ABC News Monday. Wagner said "a larger group" rushed the theater just outside of Orlando in a second wave, but it is unknown how many people were involved. Brian Weckerly says he and his wife, parents to a 6-year old and 3-year old, were out enjoying their first date in months, when "a couple hundred" teens came into their theater during a showing of the R-rated Fifty Shades of Grey. "We had a couple interruptions during the movie all night," Weckerly told ABC News on Monday. "Near the end of it, we hear this huge wall of sound from behind us. Next thing we know, there are just large groups in single file. It was definitely orchestrated." Weckerly said the middle and high schoolers marched up an aisle and across the back of the theater, "making a lot of noise," and pushing and shoving. "I got up at one point to try to find an usher, and I got pushed as well. Eventually, an usher came in and was made aware of the situation." Weckerly, who received a refund, said he thinks the teens "wanted to have a mob mentality." It's still unclear what caused the teens to rush the theater. One employee was struck and suffered a minor injury during the incident, police said, leading to one arrest for battery. The authorities then cleared out the movie theater and mall. Wagner added, "Other than that, it was a very peaceful resolution to a chaotic situation." "Many of these juveniles didn't pay to get in," Wagner said, "so the movie theater decide to close their business and ask everyone to leave." Police are still investigating why this happened and are looking to see "if there was an individual who organized this event," Wagner said. "It's an unfortunate event that people's Valentine's night was disturbed by a bunch of juveniles that decided to act out," Wagner said. "We just ask the public to make sure they know where their teens are and what their teens are up to assist in keeping order."

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Lance Armstrong Loses $10 Million Arbitration Ruling

Lance Armstrong Loses $10 Million Arbitration Ruling

Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- An arbitration panel in Texas has ruled disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has to pay $10 million to the sports insurance company that paid him bonuses for winning the Tour de France.In their ruling, arbitrators found that Armstrong took part in an unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud, and conspiracy. The company, SCA Promotions, had sued Armstrong for fraud.Arbitrators also said that Armstrong intimidated and pressured witnesses to lie, while also using false and emotional appeal to perpetrate his lies.

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What We Know About the Mother Killed in a Road Rage Shoot Out

What We Know About the Mother Killed in a Road Rage Shoot Out

Courtesy Meyers family(LAS VEGAS) -- The family of the woman who was gunned down in front of her home following a road rage incident is grieving their loss and expressing sadness that her young grandchild will grow up without her. Tammy Meyers died Saturday night after being shot late Thursday evening, authorities said. Meyers, 44, had four children and one grandchild, and now the family is grappling with what their life will be like without her. Meyer's son Matthew Meyer, 20, told ABC News that his son is only 14 months old "and now I've got to deal with my son growing up without knowing his grandmother." According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the family had been celebrating Matthew Meyer's birthday just hours before the shooting. Meyers had taken her daughter, whose name has not been released, on Thursday night as part of her practice before getting her driver's license. The driving lesson reportedly took place at a nearby school and while it is unclear what actually happened with the other driver, something prompted the suspect to follow Meyers and her daughter home. When Meyers got out of the car at her home, someone started shooting and her 15-year-old ran inside, authorities said. The teen did not witness the shooting. According to the family's GoFundMe page, Meyers worked as a nurse and dedicated herself to "selflessly helping others in need," even after death, though she is not registered in the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Her relatives decided to donate her organs "and providing the gift of life to those in need." Public records show she previously lived in California, but she is not listed on that state's registry of nurses either.

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Father, Son Rescued From Disabled Sailboat in Winter Storm

Father, Son Rescued From Disabled Sailboat in Winter Storm

U.S. Coast Guard(BOSTON) -- A father and son, trapped off the coast of Massachusetts on a disabled sailboat as a brutal winter storm struck, were rescued by the Coast Guard on Sunday. Around 5 a.m., two men who were on a boat about 150 miles south of Nantucket contacted the Coast Guard after they were caught in the storm, the Coast Guard said on Sunday. Heavy snow and brutal winds were reported throughout coastal New England on Sunday, and the extreme weather left the men's boat in the Atlantic without power and with broken sails, the Coast Guard said. Rescue crews arrived just before 9 a.m. and took the father and son to Air Station Cape Cod. No injuries were reported, according to the Coast Guard. When crews arrived, winds were nearly 60 miles per hour and the sea was up to 25 feet, the Coast Guard said. "This rescue was a major effort and we are all relieved it ended as it did," Lt. J.G. Tyler Dewechter of Air Station Cape Cod said in a news release.

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‘That Was Not Eddie,’ Says Aunt of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle’s Alleged Killer

‘That Was Not Eddie,’ Says Aunt of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle’s Alleged Killer

ABC News(STEPHENVILLE, Texas) -- The aunt of Eddie Ray Routh, accused of killing American Sniper author Chris Kyle and a friend, says she supports her nephew despite the murder charges against him. “I still love my nephew, no matter what he did,” Sundae Hughes told ABC News in an exclusive interview. Hughes said she helped raise Routh, but the two lost touch during his military service. She talks to her nephew from jail every week, she said. “What happened was a very tragic incident, but that was not Eddie,” she said. The trial of Routh -- accused in the fatal 2013 shootings of Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield -- continues on Monday. Routh’s defense team says he has post-traumatic stress disorder and was temporarily insane at the time of the shootings. Routh admits that he shot Kyle and Littlefield multiple times in the back. His motive remains a mystery. Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Cole testified in court Friday that he overheard Routh discussing the shooting. “I shot them because they wouldn’t talk to me,” Routh said, according to Cole. “I was just riding in the back seat of the truck and nobody would talk to me ... I’m sure they have forgiven me.” During opening statements, defense attorneys revealed the two victims secretly exchanged text messages about Routh. "This dude is straight-up nuts," Kyle texted to Littlefield, the defense claimed. Texas Ranger David Armstrong testified Friday that various drug-related objects were found in Routh’s home -- including ceramic pipes, a bong, a drug grinder and marijuana.

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Scorpion on Plane Was Possibly From Mexico, Experts Say

Scorpion on Plane Was Possibly From Mexico, Experts Say

dikti/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Alaska Airline officials aren't sure how a scorpion made its way onto a flight, stinging a passenger. But experts say the critter was likely a stowaway from Mexico, where the flight originated. A woman was stung while waiting for Alaska Airlines Flight 567 to take off from Los Angeles International Airport, en route to Portland, Oregon, Saturday night, an airline spokesman said. The plane was taxi-ing for takeoff, but later went back to the gate, where the woman was checked by medics and released, airline spokesman Cole Cosgrove said. "When the flight was at the gate, as medics were checking out the customer, some maintenance employees came on the plane to do a look through the cabin to make sure there were no other scorpions," Cosgrove said. The Oregon State men’s basketball team was on the plane, sitting two rows behind the woman. “We thought maybe we were in the middle of a bad Samuel Jackson movie,” coach Wayne Tinkle said. The plane took off for Portland after about a 50-minute delay, though the woman who was stung did not get back on the flight. According to Cosgrove, flight attendants killed the scorpion, but he said he didn't know how.

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One Dead in Shooting at Mississippi Walmart

One Dead in Shooting at Mississippi Walmart

Photo by Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images(IUKA, Miss.) -- One person is dead and a police officer was wounded in a shooting late Sunday in a Walmart in Iuka, Mississippi, police said. A spokesman for the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation told ABC News affiliate WTVA-TV that the man was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. MBI spokesman Warren Strain told WTVA-TV the officer was grazed by a bullet.

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New England Again Hit With Snow, Dangerous Winds, Freezing Temperatures

New England Again Hit With Snow, Dangerous Winds, Freezing Temperatures

Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- A winter storm slamming the Northeast forced airlines to cancel more than 1,000 flights in the region, as heavy snow and near-blizzard conditions hit coastal New England.Boston has received 10.2 inches of snow so far this weekend, bringing its total to 89.7 inches this season, the city's third snowiest on record.According to Flightaware, as of 3 a.m. Sunday, more than 400 flights had been cancelled out of Boston's Logan International Airport alone. All MBTA services and Amtrak services between the city and Brunswick, Maine, were also suspended.Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Sunday he realizes the snow is "frustrating for everyone.""It's getting frustrating for myself," he said. "There's no place to put the snow. Everyone's getting aggravated being in the house. But I ask you to stay calm and stay focused."Walsh said the city has spent $32 million so far on this winter's storms -- way over its budget -- with the latest snowfall costing another $7 million.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker warned that freezing temperatures and gusty winds will make roads icy and dangerous for travelers during the Presidents Day weekend."It's just going to be a very bad day to be on the roads and we would urge everybody to do everything they can to stay off," he said.Baker added that coastal communities were expected to get the worst of the storm."The high tide, while it certainly presents minor and moderate flooding issues, is not quite as severe as people anticipated it might be," he said. "The wind gusts along the coast tend to be in the 60 mile-an-hour range at this point, and that does cause us some concern with respect to power outages."

More than 50,000 people in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area are without power Sunday.The storm is expected to begin to clear out Sunday night, but bitter cold temperatures will remain. By early Monday morning, major cities in the Northeast will feel like they are in the -10s and -20s and freezing temperatures will settle in all the way down to the Southeast.Some of the major cities in the Northeast may see their lowest temperatures in more than a decade.Snow will fall in Missouri, southern Illinois, and Kentucky, while ice is expected in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and western Tennessee.Rain will also fall in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas Sunday night and Monday.

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Woman Stung by Scorpion on Alaska Airlines Flight

Woman Stung by Scorpion on Alaska Airlines Flight

Stock Photo: EcoPic/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A woman was stung by a scorpion while on a plane waiting to take off from Los Angeles International Airport, an airline spokesman said Sunday.Alaska Airlines Flight 567, bound for Portland, Oregon, was taxi-ing for takeoff Saturday night when the woman was stung on the hand, Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove told ABC News."We don't know exactly how the scorpion made it on the plane," Cosgrove said, but added that the flight originated in Los Cabos, Mexico.The plane then went back to the gate, where the woman was checked by medics and released, Cosgrove said."When the flight was at the gate as medics were checking out the customer, some maintenance employees came on the plane to do a look through the cabin to make sure there were no other scorpions," Cosgrove said.According to Cosgrove, flight attendants killed the scorpion, but he said he didn't know how.The plane took off for Portland after about a 50-minute delay, though the stung woman did not get back on the flight."I don't know what our customer service folks will do, but I'll imagine we'll reach out to the customer and do our best to take care of her," Cosgrove said.After the flight arrived in Portland, an exterminator "checked through the plane thoroughly," he said.

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Woman Shot in Las Vegas ‘Road Rage’ Incident Dies

Woman Shot in Las Vegas ‘Road Rage’ Incident Dies

The Meyers Family(LAS VEGAS) -- Tammy Meyers, a nurse and mother of four, who was shot outside her house after what Las Vegas police said was a "road range incident with another vehicle" died Saturday night, a family member said.Susan Ramos, a cousin of the Meyers family, told ABC News that she died at 7:05 p.m. MT.Meyers was shot Thursday after a confrontation with several people in another vehicle when she was on the way home from giving her daughter a driving lesson at a nearby school, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.The other vehicle followed her home, and when she got out of her car someone started shooting.Meyers' 15-year-old daughter ran into the house before the shooting, and did not witness the incident.Police described one of the people in the vehicle involved in the incident as a white male, approximately 25 years of age, about 6 feet tall and weighting approximately 180 pounds. He has dirty blonde hair worn in a spiked style and has hazel or blue eyes, police said.The vehicle was described as a four-door gray or silver sedan that may have damage to the front driver's side and may also have been hit by gunfire."She had to lose her life for what? I don't understand it and nobody's answered that question," Tammy Meyers' husband Robert Meyers said Friday to ABC affiliate KTNV-TV in Las Vegas. "I don't feel safe, every time you turn around somebody's getting shot."This was a mother of four, I loved her, and she was a good woman. And she didn't deserve this because all she's ever done is help people," he added.

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