Author: Emily Shapiro ABC News

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WPVI-TV (PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia, which is battling an epidemic of gun violence, has reached 300 homicides for the year, police said. The 300th victim was an 18-year-old man shot multiple times Monday night, according to ABC Philadelphia station WPVI. Three weapons were used and at least 54 pieces of ballistics were recovered at the scene, […]

Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office (NEW YORK) — A suspect was arrested this week in a young woman’s 1975 murder after a genetic genealogist — who called the cold case extremely difficult to solve — turned to a brand new investigative approach. Lindy Sue Biechler, 19, was stabbed to death at her Manor Township, Pennsylvania, […]

Amy Beth Bennett/Pool via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A jury will soon determine if confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to death. Opening arguments begin Monday in the penalty phase of Cruz’s trial. The trial is expected to take several months. At the conclusion, the jury’s decision must be unanimous to […]

Lafayette Police (LAFAYETTE, Ind.) — An Indiana police department is praising a “heroic” 25-year-old Good Samaritan who rescued five children from a massive house fire. Nicholas Bostic saved an 18-year-old who was home with her siblings, ages 2, 6 and 13, Lafayette Police Lt. Randy Sherer said. Bostic also rescued a friend of the 13-year-old […]

IronHeart/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As extreme heat slams the U.S., it’s important to remember the dangers of leaving children in hot cars. Ten children in the U.S. have died from hot cars so far this year, from Pennsylvania to Virginia to Texas, according to national nonprofit KidsAndCars.org. A record 54 children died in hot […]

Thomas Barwick/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Dangerous heat is slamming much of the U.S. Monday, with temperatures forecast to climb above 100 degrees from California to Arizona and Texas to Missouri. Here are tips to stay safe from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Wear sunscreen Take precautions to prevent sunburn, which can make […]

Mark Borenstein/Stringer via Getty Images (HIGHLAND PARK, Ill.) — The 21-year-old man accused of opening fire at a suburban Chicago Fourth of July parade, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others, plotted another attack in Madison, Wisconsin, authorities said Wednesday. After fleeing the scene of the parade, Robert “Bobby” Crimo III “was driving around, […]

Mark Borenstein/Stringer via Getty Images (HIGHLAND PARK, Ill.) — The 21-year-old man accused of opening fire at a suburban Chicago Fourth of July parade, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others, plotted another attack in Madison, Wisconsin, after the first shooting, authorities said Wednesday. After fleeing the scene of the parade, Robert “Bobby” Crimo […]

Richard Williams Photography/Getty Images/Stock (ALLEN, Ky.) –Three Kentucky police officers were shot and killed after a 49-year-old man, who is in custody, allegedly gunned them down and wounded several others in a mass shooting at his Kentucky home. The City of Prestonburg Police Department shared in a Facebook post Friday that canine handler Jacob R. […]

Richard Williams Photography/Getty Images/Stock (ALLEN, Ky.) — A 49-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly gunned down two police officers and wounded several others in a mass shooting at his Kentucky home. The shooting unfolded in Floyd County at about 6:44 p.m. local time Thursday, Kentucky State Police said. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called it […]


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