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'There's just snakes everywhere': Pest control removes 45 rattlesnakes from under Texas man's home
Nathan Hawkins/Big Country Snakes (ALBANY, Texas) -- A Texas resident's world was rattled after he learn he was sharing his home with several dozen deadly reptiles.Last week, the man crawled beneath his home near Albany to fix his cable line because his television was "acting up" due to the high winds in the area, Abilene-based Big Country Snake Removal wrote on Facebook.While down there, the man saw a "few" rattlesnakes and quickly crawled out and called the professional snake removers, according to the company.But when they got there, they immediately "saw that that wasn't the case."Several rattlers can be heard...
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Father, daughter to face murder charges in killing initially blamed on panhandlers
Baltimore Police Dept. (BALTIMORE) -- A father and daughter who allegedly fabricated a story of a panhandler stabbing his wife to death when she gave them money were extradited to Baltimore early Thursday to face murder charges. Keith and Valeria Smith were brought back to Maryland by the Baltimore Police Department's Warrant Apprehension Task Force after being caught in Texas earlier this month while attempting to make a run for the Mexican border, authorities said. The father and daughter arrived at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport shortly after midnight and were immediately driven to the Central Booking Intake Facility...
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Three killed when car crashes into New Orleans beauty salon, authorities say
New Orleans Fire Department (NEW ORLEANS) -- At least three people were killed in New Orleans on Wednesday night when a vehicle crashed into a beauty salon, engulfing the car and building in flames, authorities said.The crash occurred a short time after police began pursuing a vehicle that matched the description of one reported stolen. The car in question sped away and managed to evade police.Officers then saw billowing smoke in the distance, according to a statement from the New Orleans Police Department.A vehicle had smashed into a beauty salon at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South White Street,...
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Heavy rain to fall during both commutes in Northeast; flooding worsens in Plains
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A coastal storm is forming near the North Carolina coast and is expected to move up the coast Thursday into Friday. The nor’easter will bring heavy rain, damaging winds and heavy wet snow to the Northeast.Ahead of the storm, numerous states from Virginia to Vermont, are under flood and heavy snow alerts. Heavy rain will spread into Washington, D.C., and the Mid-Atlantic area Thursday morning, and then move into Philadelphia and New York City by the afternoon and evening.Some of the worst flooding is forecast for Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia later Thursday.Rain will move into...
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Powerball jackpot climbs to $625 million as no one wins again
LPETTET/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The largest Powerball jackpot of the year rose to over half a billion dollars on Wednesday. But if you were hoping to take it home, you'll have to wait another few days. For the 24th time in a row, no one hit the winning numbers on Wednesday night.The drawing on Saturday will be worth $625 million, with a cash payout of $380.6 million.The winning numbers for Wednesday were 10-14-50-53-63 with a Powerball of 21. The jackpot was worth $562.1 million on Wednesday, or a cash payout of $330 million. That is the eight-largest jackpot in Powerball...
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YouTube star arrested for allegedly abusing seven adoptive children
v777999/iStock (MARICOPA, Ariz.) -- A YouTube star is accused of physically abusing her seven adoptive children, who told authorities they were pepper-sprayed, beaten and deprived of food and water if they didn't participate in her videos.Machelle Hobson, 48, whose YouTube channel "Fantastic Adventures" has garnered almost 800,000 subscribers and 250 million views since 2012, was arrested last Friday following a welfare check at her home in Maricopa, Arizona, about 35 miles south of downtown Phoenix, according to the complaint filed in Pinal County Superior Court.A 19-year-old woman told the Maricopa Police Department on March 13 that her younger adoptive stepsister...
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Harvard sued for 'shamelessly' profiting from images of slaves, claim says
Roman Babakin/iStock (BOSTON) -- A Connecticut woman filed a lawsuit against Harvard University on Wednesday, claiming it has "shamelessly" profited from images of two 19th-century slaves and ignored requests to turn the images over to the slaves' descendants.Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, said the images depict her family's ancestors, two South Carolina slaves identified as Renty and his daughter, Delia, who were forced to pose shirtless and photographed by a Harvard professor to support his theory that Africans and African-Americans were inferior to whites, according to the lawsuit. "For years, Papa Renty's slave owners profited from his suffering -- it's...
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'Worst incident in my 45 plus years': Sheriff's deputy gunned down leaving behind wife, 3 kids
Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock (KITTITAS, Wash.) -- A Washington state sheriff's deputy was gunned down and another officer was injured Tuesday night in what the sheriff called the "worst incident in my 45-plus years in law enforcement."Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Thompson, 42, a Washington state native, leaves behind a wife and three children, Sheriff Ryan Dana said at a news conference Wednesday.Kittitas County, about 90 minutes east of Seattle, is a low-crime rate county. The last fatal officer involved shooting was 92 years ago, Dana said.The Kittitas Police Department is an agency of three, including the chief. The department relies on state...
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Riot police to patrol Miami Beach for remainder of spring break due to rowdy crowds: Reports
travelview/iStock (MIAMI) -- The Miami Beach Police Department is beefing up the number of officers to patrol crowds for the remainder of spring break after several incidents involving alcohol-induced revelers have caused chaos in the city, according to reports.On Tuesday, Miami Beach officials held an emergency meeting to address the alcohol-induced antics the partiers have brought to the city, the Miami Herald reported. The meeting was filled with resident, who expressed anguish at the disarray, that they said is particularly egregious this year, according to the local newspaper.Incidents have included a driver on the MacArthur Causeway serving alcohol to passengers...
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Jewish cemetery headstones defaced with swastikas, anti-Semitic messages: Police
Obtained by ABC News (BOSTON) -- A hate crime investigation is underway after 59 headstones were defaced and two were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, according to local police.Officers responded to the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River Sunday afternoon after a maintenance worker discovered gravestones damaged with swastikas and anti-Semitic messages, including "expel the Jew" and "Hitler was right," according to police.It appeared the crime occurred Saturday or early Sunday morning, police said.A Bristol County Sheriff's deputy walked the grounds of the cemetery Wednesday as relatives of those whose graves were desecrated documented the vandalism.Robert Trestan, regional...
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US to stop detaining some migrant families apprehended at border
VallarieE/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will start releasing some families apprehended near the border in south Texas as detention centers fill to capacity, an agency official said Tuesday.CBP will give some of the families apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley area notices to appear in court. Others will be released on their own recognizance, meaning they have a court date but no set bond amount. The Wall Street Journal was first to report the news.More children and families have been apprehended along the Rio Grande Valley than in any other area of the border in recent months,...
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Nor'easter set to bring heavy rain, wind to Northeast
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A coastal storm is set to bring heavy rain, snow and strong winds to the Northeast on Thursday and Friday. The storm system will develop along the Carolina coast Wednesday night with heavy rain in the area. By Thursday morning, the storm system will begin to move up the coast and bring heavy rain to the Mid-Atlantic and Washington, D.C.The heaviest rain will reach New York City in the afternoon, while it arrives in Boston in the evening. The storm system moves into New England from Thursday night into Friday morning with heavy rain along...
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