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Jan 23

Heavy snow, powerful winds tearing through Midwest, Plains

Minnesota State Patrol (MINNEAPOLIS) — Blizzard warnings are in effect Monday from Nebraska to Minnesota, as heavy snow and strong winds bring whiteout conditions to the Plains and Midwest. The heaviest of the snow is expected in eastern Kansas and Nebraska, southern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where the …

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Jan 23

New surveillance video shows allegedly captive siblings after their parents’ arrests

Obtained by ABC News(PERRIS, Calif.) — New surveillance video shows some of the 13 California siblings who were allegedly held captive and tortured by their mother and father getting into a van after their parents’ arrests. The action unfolds in the upper left-hand corner of the video, where some of the siblings can be seen …

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Jan 23

Puerto Rico Governor announces privatization of state owned power company

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello has announced that the bankrupt island’s utility company will be privatized. In a televised statement, Rosello said the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, was a heavy burden on the island’s residents. PREPA “will stop existing as ineffectively as it does today,” Rosello said. Portions of …

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Jan 23

Georgia professor helps student mom, cares for her baby

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — When Jarquita Arrington’s 7-month-old baby started cooing recently in her graduate school class, she got help from an unlikely babysitter — her business administration professor at Savannah State University. Arrington, a mother of two juggling an M.B.A. program, had to bring her son, Panda, on her first day of school after her …

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Jan 23

Flares, not pipe bombs, ignited at Lake Wales mall, officials say

ABC News(LAKE WALES, Fla.) — A day after police said two pipe bombs detonated in an unpopulated part of a mall in Lake Wales, Florida, the FBI now believes the incident was caused by a pair of marine flares. “There is no indication of any explosion at the mall and no pipe bombs were found,” …

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Jan 23

Nonprofit steps in to pay death benefits to families of soldiers killed in helicopter crash

U.S. Army(WASHINGTON) — A nonprofit organization has stepped in to provide death benefits to families of two soldiers killed in an Apache helicopter crash over the weekend. Due to the government shutdown, the families did not receive the $100,000 death benefit provided for the death of a service member under any circumstance either stateside or …

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Jan 23

‘My heart’s filled’: Firefighter reunites with child he rescued from a burning building

ABC News(DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.) — The firefighter who caught a child who was thrown to safety from the balcony of a burning apartment building said his “heart’s filled” after reuniting with the girl and her family following the blaze. The harrowing incident, which was caught on high-definition helmet-camera video, captures the moment a 5-year-old girl, …

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Jan 23

15-year-old girl shot in Texas high school cafeteria

ABC News(ITALY, Texas) —  A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized after a shooting in a cafeteria at a Texas school Monday morning, local officials said. The suspect, a 16-year-old male student, is in custody after the incident at Italy High School in Italy, Texas, located about 45 miles south of Dallas, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office …

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Jan 23

Colorado skier killed in avalanche, marking state’s 1st such fatality of the season

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo.) — A backcountry skier died in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado Sunday, marking the state’s first known avalanche fatality of the season, authorities said. The skier was “caught, killed” while in an area known locally as Sam’s Trees in San Miguel County, Colorado, about 300 miles southwest of Aspen, …

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Jan 22

Service dog over the moon after meeting Disney’s Pluto

Julian Gavino(ORLANDO, Fla) — Atlas, a service dog with a stuffed Pluto toy at home, experienced a little magic during one his weekly trips to Disney World. The golden retriever was visiting the amusement park with his owner Julian Gavino and met a giant-sized version of his favorite character at Magic Kingdom. Atlas likes nothing …

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