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Southern California wildfires by the numbers

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Six major wildfires have scorched over 141,000 acres across Southern California this week, forcing more than 212,000 residents from their homes. Nearly 8,700 firefighters on Friday wereRead More

Teens turns himself in after stealing AR-15 assault rifle from police car

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iStock/Thinkstock(PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.) — A 16-year-old from Florida turned himself in to police on Thursday after he was caught on surveillance video stealing an assault rife and bulletproof vest fromRead More

Three shootings on Detroit highway may be tied together, Michigan State Police say

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iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Michigan State Police said three highway shootings early Thursday morning in Detroit might have been the work of the same person. The first call came in before 3Read More

Winter storm watch in place for Northeast as snowstorm arrives Saturday

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Northeast is about to taste its first snowfall of the season this weekend. A storm system is developing in the Gulf Coast on Friday morning, andRead More

Texas celebrates rare snowstorm from San Antonio to Houston

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Image Source/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Accumulations may have amounted to only a dusting to an inch, but Texas celebrated a rare snowstorm on Thursday with super-sized enthusiasm. Many major cities saw snowRead More

Indiana cop discovers reindeer in back of van pulled over for traffic violation

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Indiana State Police(INDIANAPOLIS) — On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen, on Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and … 2014 Dodge cargo van? One Indiana state trooper got aRead More

Scenes of devastation and hope in Ventura County as fires continue to rage

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iStock/Thinkstock(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif) — The fire department chief in California’s Ventura County told ABC News Thursday that he expected the number of structures destroyed by fires — at least 150Read More

Widower, children sue estate of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock for $45M

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eccolo74/iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — The family of a California woman who died in the Las Vegas mass shooting is suing the estate of gunman Stephen Paddock for $45 million, court documentsRead More

LAPD posts sweet message after officer rescues cat from wildfire

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ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — As multiple wildfires sweep through the Los Angeles area, both people and pets have been put in dangerous situations. The Los Angeles Police Department posted aRead More

Southern California wildfires burn with little containment as conditions worsen

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Gilitukha/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Firefighters across Southern California are battling six major wildfires, and brutal Santa Ana winds are expected to continue fanning the flames through Thursday. California’s Department of ForestRead More