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San Francisco Pier Shooting Suspect Francisco Sanchez Allegedly Used Federal Age


Suspected San Francisco shooter Francisco Sanchez is pictured during an interview in jail and Kate Steinle is seen in an undated photo released by her family. (KGO/Steinle Family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The man accused of killing a young woman on a tourist-heavy San Francisco pier in a crime that has sparked a debate about illegal immigration used a gun belonging to a federal agent, according to sources. Further details about the gun, including which agency it belonged to, were not immediately availa

San Francisco Pier Shooting Suspect Francisco Sanchez Meant No Harm, Lawyer Says


Suspected San Francisco shooter Francisco Sanchez is pictured during an interview in jail and Kate Steinle is seen in an undated photo released by her family. (KGO/Steinle Family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The man accused of killing a young woman on a tourist-heavy San Francisco pier in a crime that has sparked a debate about illegal immigration meant the woman no harm, according to his lawyers. Francisco Sanchez, 45, pleaded not guilty to murder at his arraignment Tuesday and was held on $5 million bai

West Virginia Man Arrested After Keeping Deer in Home


West Virginia Natural Resources Police(CABELL COUNTY, W. Va.) -- A West Virginia man was charged Monday with holding two deer captive inside his home, according to a Facebook post by West Virginia Natural Resources Police. Two officers with the NRP were on their way to boat patrol duties on July 4th when they received a complaint of deer being kept inside of a home in Cabell County, West Virginia. Officers responding to the home found two bucks inside the home, which were living inside the resid

Immigration Debate Rages On After San Francisco Pier Shooting


Suspected San Francisco shooter Francisco Sanchez is pictured during an interview in jail and Kate Steinle is seen in an undated photo released by her family. (KGO/Steinle Family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Law enforcement and federal immigration officials are trading attacks after an illegal immigrant was accused of killing a young woman in a tourist-heavy area of San Francisco. Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kate Steinle Wednesday as she walked with her father on Pier 14 in an apparently rando

Two Killed in Midair Crash Between F-16 and Cessna near Charleston, Officials Sa


ABC News(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Two people died when a military fighter crashed into a Cessna plane Tuesday midair about 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the two people on board the Cessna C 150 died in the 11:06 a.m. crash with the F-16 fighter. The identities of the pilot and the passenger who were killed in the two-seater plane have not been relea

Man Tries to X-Ray Cat at Airport Security in Los Angeles


Serghei Velusceac/Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Airport security would have been the optimal spot to let this particular cat of the bag. Literally. A passenger traveling through Los Angeles last week had a cat in a bag — not a pet carrier case — and sent the tabby through the X-ray machine at LAX, the Transportation Security Administration confirmed. "The passenger put the bag and cat through one of the TSA X-ray machines at passenger security screening," the TSA said. The cat wa

Chicago 8-Year-Old Speaks Out for Slain Boy: 'He Didn't Even Go to 2nd Grade'


TJ Donald, 8, of Chicago, talks to a reporter about gun violence.(WLS-TV)(CHICAGO) -- The violent holiday weekend in Chicago didn't get past one 8-year-old, who urged people to "put the guns down" in the wake of the city's deadly shootings. ABC News station WLS-TV in Chicago said 8-year-old TJ Donald asked one of its reporters whether she knew a 7-year-old had been shot. "He didn't even go to second-grade," TJ said of the slain 7-year-old boy he didn’t seem to know personally. "He didn't

Elderly Father Gets 26-Year-Old Letter From His Deceased Son


RYO/amanaimagesRF/Thinkstock(LYNCHBURG, Va.) -- A father got a message from his son from beyond the grave that had been delayed for 26 years. Duane Schrock Jr. sent his father a note for Father's Day in 1989 but it never made it to him. The pair had a sometimes strained relationship because Duane Schrock Sr. did not approve of his son's homosexuality, the father told ABC News affiliate WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia. The note was an effort to bridge that divide of sorts, but it never made it to

Dog Lost in Rugged Mountains Finds Its Way Home After 9-Day Trek


Georgia, an 8-year-old shar-pei mix, rests at her Carlsbad, California, home after missing for more than a week in the Los Peasquitos Canyon Preserve. (Courtesy Kris Anderson)(CARLSBAD, Calif.) -- Some dogs just know how to beat the odds and tug at your heartstrings. Georgia, an 8-year-old Shar-Pei mix, was reported missing for nine days after she got separated from her owner during a hike in a rugged region southern California, but on Monday she miraculously showed up at her home, some 35 mile

F-16 Involved In Mid-Air Collision Over South Carolina


iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A military fighter jet crashed into a Cessna flight midair about 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina Tuesday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The condition of the pilots of the planes is unknown at this time. In a statement, the FAA said the collision involved a Cessna C 150 and an F-16 fighter aircraft at around 11 a.m.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Heroin-Related Deaths on the Rise in Baltimore


iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Thiry-nine people have died from fentanyl-related heroin overdoses in Baltimore in the first quarter of 2015. The deaths indicate a 178 percent increase from 2014. Fentanyl is an opiate related to heroin and is only prescribed post-surgically as a painkiller. However, it can be taken illegally. Baltimore city health officials are increasing efforts to educate the public on the dangers of the drug. The city's health commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, says, "Nearly every

Grizzly Bear Smashes Glass Window at Minnesota Zoo


iStock/Thinkstock(APPLE VALLEY, Minn.) -- Bear-proof glass was put to the test Monday at the Minnesota Zoo.It failed.One of the five layers of glass at the grizzly bear exhibit at the zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota, broke Monday morning when a bear smashed it with a rock, an official told ABC News Tuesday.“One of the bears had a rock about the size of a basketball and managed to break one of the windows,” the zoo’s director of animal collections, Tony Fisher, said.“At no

Woman Shot and Killed While Walking in Hollywood, Motive Unclear


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A gunman shot and killed a woman in Hollywood, and the shooter’s motive remains unclear, authorities said.The shooting happened after 10 p.m. Sunday near Sunset Boulevard.The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide division identified the victim in a media release as Carrie Jean Melvin, 30. Melvin was with her boyfriend at the time of the shooting, investigators told ABC News station KABC-TV.The two were apparently walking to get somethi

One Dead, Five Injured in Washington State Ice Cave Collapse


iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- An ice cave partially collapsed Monday in Washington state, killing one person and injuring five others, authorities said.The collapse happened at about 5 p.m. at the Big Four Ice Caves, located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest east of Seattle.According to the Snohomish County Sheriff, the person who died was located inside the cave when it collapsed.Shari Ireton, director of communications with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, said warm temperatu

Man Charged With Murder in San Francisco Pier Shooting, DA Says


Courtesy of Steinle family(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The man accused of a killing a young woman in a tourist-heavy area of San Francisco has been formally charged with murder, officials said. Francisco Sanchez, allegedly gunned down Kate Steinle as she walked with her father on Pier 14 last Wednesday night in an apparently random killing, according to police. Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times to his native Mexico, was set to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon. No further details

Chicago Mayor Decries Gang Violence After Violent Holiday Weekend


Antonprado/iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday he is both “saddened and sickened” by the gun violence in the city over the July 4th weekend. The shootings, which were concentrated in the city's struggling south and west sides, left 9 people dead and at least 53 injured. A 7-year-old-boy, and a 17-year-old-boy, were among the fatal victims. Police say the bullet that struck the 7-year-old victim in the chest was meant for his father, a known gang me

Bikes Stolen From Neighborhood Bicycle Program, Community Donates Three Times as


When Conkey Cruisers, a neighborhood bike program, had bikes stolen, the community donated three times as many bikes back to them.(Theresa Bowick)(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- When a neighborhood bicycle program in upstate New York had more than a hundred of its bikes stolen, the community revved up and replaced them with three times as many. Conkey Cruisers in Rochester, New York, is a program that encourages people to ride bicycles during the summer. If they complete the program, participants, who are

South Carolina Takes Step Towards Removing Confederate Flag With Senate Vote


Denis Jr. Tangney/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- A step has been taken toward removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol grounds with the Senate voting in favor of its removal. The flag isn't coming down quite yet, however, as the bill now has to go to the state's House of Representatives for more debate and approval, before it then is sent back to the Senate. Many state representatives made their opinions about the flag known, with repeated references to the shoot

Turnabout: ISIS Fighter Makes July 4 Threat, Reportedly Killed That Day


zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A day after a purported high-profile Western member of ISIS posted an ominous message on Twitter saying this Fourth of July would be a “day to remember,” U.S.-led coalition missiles may have kept the promise for him – just probably not the way he meant. On Monday, other Twitter accounts associated with suspected ISIS members mourned the death of Abu Rahin Aziz, also known as Abu Abduallah Britani, who the other accounts said was killed in

Maryland Mom Accused of Leaving Infant on Road Held on $500K Bail


Sandra McClary is seen in this undated mugshot posted to Facebook by Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department/Facebook)(PASADENA, Md.) -- The Maryland mother charged with abandoning her infant on the side of a road Sunday morning is being held on $500,000 bail and faces a separate indictment for armed robbery, court records indicate.Sandra Clara McClary was charged on Sunday with child neglect and reckless endangerment after allegedly taking her infant daught
 

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