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Mar 26

Masked robbers at Las Vegas' Bellagio Hotel broke into store's jewelry cases with sledgehammers

f11photo/iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Masked robbers who struck a high-end jewelry and watch store at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas appear to have used sledgehammers to break into the shop’s jewelry cases, authorities said. One suspect is in custody and the investigation is continuing following the robbery of the store at Bellagio Resort & Casino …

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Mar 26

Suspect in custody after fatal Las Vegas bus shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — The suspect in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded on a bus in Las Vegas is in custody after a tense standoff in which the suspect barricaded himself inside the, police said. After a lengthy standoff, the armed suspect surrendered, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said. Police said …

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Mar 26

NY officer's body camera reveals horrific crime scene in murder-for-hire plot aftermath

Courtesy Collene Rose(NEW YORK) — Two police officers in Steuben County, New York, responded to a frantic 911 call just after midnight in September 2015 and ended up walking through a grisly crime scene. One of the officers wearing a body camera captured something that seemed too horrific to be real. The victim was 35-year-old …

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Mar 26

Fearless Florida diver pulls metal hook from shark's belly

Photodisc/iStock/Thinkstock(JUPITER, Fla.) — Talk about a fearless diver. Josh Eccles, a diver with Emerald Charter in Jupiter, Florida, was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday when one of the lemon sharks passing by kept bumping into him. “Every time it swam by me, it would bump into me a little more,” Eccles, who is in …

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Mar 26

Infant and toddler found stabbed to death in North Carolina; father arrested

artolympic/iStock/Thinkstock(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — A toddler and an infant who were reported missing and endangered in North Carolina have been found stabbed to death, authorities said. Serenity Freeman, 2, and her 4-day old baby sister Genesis Freeman went missing in Fayetteville on Friday. On Saturday morning, detectives located the bodies of the two girls in the …

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Mar 26

'Incognito Bandit' bank robbery suspect arrested trying to board South Africa-bound flight

verbaska_studio/iStock/Thinkstock(DULLES, Va.) — The “Incognito Bandit” has been caught. The alleged elusive serial bank robber was arrested Friday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia as he attempted to board a South Africa-bound flight, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said Friday. Albert Taderera, 36, of Brighton, Massachusetts, was charged with the October 2016 robbery …

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Mar 26

Virginia police arrest sword-wielding man dressed as the Joker

Winchester Police Department(WINCHESTER, Va.) — A 31-year-old man in Virginia was arrested and charged with wearing a mask in public Friday after he was spotted walking around dressed as the iconic comic book supervillain the Joker, police said. Police in Winchester — located about 75 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. — said the Winchester Emergency …

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Mar 25

Double-amputee military veteran graduates from police academy

ABC News(YAPHANK, N.Y.) — Officer Matias Ferreira is celebrating a dream come true. After 29 weeks of training, the 28-year-old resident of Wantagh, New York, graduated Friday from the Suffolk County Police Academy as its first fully active-duty double-amputee police officer. The academy said it believed that Ferreira was also the first in the U.S. …

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Mar 25

Small plane crashes into home in Cobb County, Georgia

iStock/Thinkstock(COBB COUNTY, Ga.) — A small plane crashed into a home in Cobb County, Georgia Friday evening, local fire officials told ABC affiliate WSB. It was unclear if anyone was killed or injured on the plane or on the ground. It was also not clear how many people were on board, officials said. According to …

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Mar 25

North Carolina wife searches for wedding dress husband accidentally donated

Courtesy of Amanda Williams(BAHAMA, N.C.) — Natalie Gelbert was devastated to learn that her husband, Chad Gelbert, accidentally donated her wedding dress when he dropped off his daughter’s old baby clothes. “I have a 7-year-old stepdaughter, and we were packing up all her baby stuff,” Natalie, 25, of Bahama, North Carolina, told ABC News. “My …

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