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No Murder Charges Filed in Case of Baby Cut from Womb


Boulder County Sheriff's Office(LONGMONT, Colo.) -- The woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman and cutting her unborn child from her womb will not face murder charges for the death of the baby, the Boulder County district attorney announced Friday, because the baby never lived outside the womb.District Attorney Stan Garnett said at a Friday press conference that the cause of the baby's death was as yet unknown, but test results were pending. Still, because an autopsy and investigation faile

At Least Five Injured in California School Explosion


Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) -- At least five people were injured in an explosion at a California middle school.According to the Riverside County Fire Department, five patients were taken from Ethan Chase Middle School by ambulance after  18 students were exposed to a loud explosive device and suffered minor injuries. The 13 students not taken by ambulance were either picked up from the school by their parents or were being held by the sheriff's department until thei

NYC Building Fire: Restaurant Owner Smelled Gas Before Massive Explosion, Offici


Todd Maisel/NY Daily News via Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- With the cause of a fire and explosion that destroyed several buildings in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday still under investigation, officials Friday revealed details that may have led up to the blast.The explosion reportedly came after the building's owner and a contractor arrived to investigate the smell of gas, police said.Three buildings collapsed and a fourth building was seriously damaged, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sai

Alabama Police Officer Indicted Amid Accusations of Using Unreasonable Force


iStock/Thinkstock(MADISON, Ala.) -- A federal grand jury indicted a Madison, Alabama police officer on Thursday night for use of unreasonable force against a man he was trying to question earlier this year.Eric Sloan Parker, 26, was acting in his capacity as a police officer on Feb. 6 when he allegedly injured a man by slamming him into the ground. The man was not identified in the indictment.According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Parker's actions "deprived the man in Madison of his right

Oklahoma Frat Members Learned Racist Chant During Cruise: School


ABC News(NORMAN, Okla.) -- The University of Oklahoma fraternity members who were recorded singing a racist chant on a bus learned the song during a leadership cruise held by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon's national organization four years ago, university officials announced on Friday.The University of Oklahoma's chapter of SAE was closed earlier this month after the recording was released online. Two students were subsequently expelled from the school.The university launched an investigation into the

Driver Hailed a Hero After Rescuing Kids from Burning School Bus


KABC-TV(RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.) -- A "hero" school bus driver in California directed students to exit a yellow bus just in the nick of time before it exploded in flames, authorities said.The bus was dropping off students at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School on Friday when the fire started around 8:15 a.m., according to Steve Concialdi, captain of the Orange County Fire Authority. The school, in Rancho Santa Margarita, said the "engine of the empty school bus spewed smoke an

Aaron Hernandez Fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Testifies at Murder Trial


ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) — Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, said Friday in a Boston courtroom that the former New England Patriots star denied involvement in a friend's alleged murder.Hernandez, 25, is accused of orchestrating Odin Lloyd's slaying June 17, 2013.Jenkins said Friday morning that after she found out Lloyd had been killed, she asked Hernandez whether he did it, and he said "no.""That was the extent of our conversation," she added.Watch Jenkins' testimony here:Wo

Texas Bridge Collapses After Truck Strikes Down Beam


File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(DALLAS) -- Two massive concrete beams fell on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, Texas Thursday morning, killing one and injuring three others.Investigators believe a semi truck caused the bridge collapse when it slammed into an overpass under construction.Norberto Martinez, who heard the crash, said, "It was the two beams, fell on top of cars and the 18 wheelers. I worried so much, in fact I started praying for them."Three signs posted two miles before the overpass

Denise Huskins' Attorney Says She Was Not Involved in a Hoax


Courtesy Mike Huskins(VALLEJO, Calif.) -- The attorney for a California woman who was reported abducted but found safe two days later said Thursday that she was not involved in a "hoax.""She is absolutely unequivocally, 100 percent, positively a victim and [there is] no 'hoax,'" said Huskins' attorney, Doug Rappaport."She's distraught, she's emotionally and physically broken," he said.Police in Vallejo, California, said on Wednesday they found "no evidence to support the claims" that Denise Husk

At Least Two Unaccounted for After NYC Building Fire, Official Says


WABC-T(NEW YORK) — Two people were unaccounted for after a building explosion led to a seven-alarm fire in New York City, according to a New York Police Department official.The NYPD official identified one of those unaccounted for as Nicholas Figueroa, 23. No information on the second person was immediately available.Four people were in critical condition and at least 15 others were injured after the fire in Manhattan's East Village Thursday afternoon.Figueroa's father, Nick Figueroa, told

Massive Alligator Spotted Again on Florida Golf Course


Myakka Pines Golf Course(ENGLEWOOD, Fla.) — A massive alligator seen roaming a Florida golf course has been spotted again.The alligator, apparently named "Goliath," was seen eating a turtle on Thursday morning at the Myakka Pines Golf Course in Englewood, Florida, according to the club's Facebook page.  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US

NYC Building Fire: Four Critical After Explosion Tears Through NYC Building


WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — Four people were in critical condition and at least 15 others were injured after a building explosion led to a seven-alarm fire in Manhattan's East Village Thursday afternoon.It was unclear how many people were inside the building when the fire occurred, according to the New York City Fire Department. The incident took place in a bustling area with many restaurants and pedestrians, blocks away from New York University."Preliminary evidence suggests a gas-related explosi

Federal Judge Grants Injunction to Halt Expansion of Medical Leave Benefits to S


AndreyPopov/iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- A federal judge in Texas granted an injunction on Thursday that will stop the expansion of medical leave benefits to some same-sex couples.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement that "the Obama Adminstration's attempt to force employers to recognize same-sex marriages would have put state agencies in the position of either violating Texas law or federal regulations." Paxton's office filed a suit against the U.S. Department of Labor o

Nineteen Injured in Building Collapse, Seven-Alarm Fire in New York City


WABC-TV News(NEW YORK) -- New York City's Fire Department has responded to a partial building collapse and seven-alarm fire Thursday at a building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.#BREAKING: Aerial view of building collapse @NYPD9Pct. Numerous rescue units on scene #SOD #ESU #K9 #Aviation #FD pic.twitter.com/d9iX4GOBUd— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) March 26, 2015 The New York Police Department also responded to the scene.At least 19 people were injured, the FDNY said, includi

Courthouse Evacuated During Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Due to Bomb Threat


Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(FALL RIVER, Mass.) -- The courthouse where the Aaron Hernandez murder trial is being held was evacuated on Thursday morning due to a bomb threat. ABC's Boston affiliate, WCVB-TV, reported that no explosives were found and employees were allowed back into the courthouse about an hour after the threat was called in. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh reportedly told jurors that there was no reason to believe the interruption was related to the

Seattle Police Wrangle Wild Goats


Seattle Police Department(SEATTLE) -- Police in Seattle were able to stop a wild situation before it got worse on Thursday, after 10 goats escaped from their yard.According to the Seattle Police Department, a group of kids reported being chased by another group of kids at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday. The only catch was that the second group of kids was actually a pack of baahd young goats.After a brief "hoof chase," the SPD said it was able to corral the wayward goats. Animal Control officers were

Boyfriend of Denise Huskins Says He Was Not Involved in a 'Hoax'


ABC News(VALLEJO, Calif.) -- The boyfriend of a California woman who was reported abducted but found safe two days later said Thursday that he was not involved in a "hoax.""Our client has no responsibility for this kidnapping," said the attorney for Anthony Quinn, the man from whose home the woman was allegedly abducted. "He is in terrible shape -- mental and physical."Police in Vallejo, California, said on Wednesday they found "no evidence to support the claims" that Denise Huskins was abducted

Twelve Injured in Building Collapse, Seven-Alarm Fire in New York City


WABC-TV News(NEW YORK) -- New York City's Fire Department has responded to a partial building collapse and seven-alarm fire Thursday at a building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.#BREAKING: Aerial view of building collapse @NYPD9Pct. Numerous rescue units on scene #SOD #ESU #K9 #Aviation #FD pic.twitter.com/d9iX4GOBUd— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) March 26, 2015 The New York Police Department also responded to the scene.At least 12 people were injured, the FDNY said, includi

Partial Building Collapse, Seven-Alarm Fire in New York City


WABC-TV News(NEW YORK) -- New York City's Fire Department has responded to a partial building collapse and seven-alarm fire Thursday at a building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.The New York Police Department also responded to the scene.The Fire Department said Thursday afternoon that so far one person is in critical condition, with several others injured.MAN 7-ALARM 125 2 AVE, MIXED OCCUPANCY MAJOR BUILDING COLLAPSE,— FDNY (@FDNY) March 26, 2015The NYPD currently has emergency vehicl

How Police Busted a Businessman Accused of Faking His Death


Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Florida businessman's alleged attempt to fake his death came to a halt when authorities said they caught him in North Carolina applying for a driver's license and passport with a stolen identity.Authorities said they first sniffed out discrepancies in Jose Lantigua's application because he didn't have all the accurate information about the man whose identity he was using, a retired postal worker living in New York."It's been a long time since I signed my true
 

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