$50K reward offered in the Jayme Closs abduction case is under review, officials say

(BARRON, Wis.) -- It's not clear where the $50,000 reward offered in the Jayme Closs kidnapping case will go now that the 13-year-old is home safe, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.

Suspect Jake Patterson, 21, is accused of gunn... Read More

Texas police department fires five officers, suspends two over in-custody death of suspect

(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- A Texas police department terminated five officers and suspended two others, without pay, on Tuesday after a suspect died while in custody.

Internal investigators with the Fort Worth Police Department said the office... Read More

Bystanders, police rescue woman stuck on tracks just before train crashes into car

(CHICAGO) -- Authorities are crediting two bystanders with helping to rescue a 96-year-old woman just before a train smashed into her car.

The woman, identified as Antoinette Lazarra of Burr Ridge Illinois, drove her 2006 Lincoln Zephyr onto t... Read More

Heavy rain causing concerns in West, wintry threat to eastern US at end of week

(NEW YORK) -- With 3 inches of rain already fallen in the San Francisco Bay Area, a new more powerful storm is approaching the West Coast.

Numerous flood, wind and snow alerts have been issued from California to Colorado.

The powerf... Read More

Grandfather of man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs: 'Nobody had any clues'

(BARRON, Wisc.) -- The young man accused of abducting a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl, gunning down her parents and holding the child captive had been "a perfectly nice kid," according to his grandfather.

"Nobody had any clues up until this t... Read More

Furloughed worker took pay cut in hopes of a more stable future, now doesn’t know when she’ll get paid again

(NEW YORK) -- Candice Nesbitt, a furloughed worker and Navy veteran, took a $20,000 pay cut for the security of a federal job and now doesn’t know when she’ll receive her next paycheck.

"This has really dug in deep," she said.<... Read More

Student attendance plummets as Los Angeles teachers head into Day 2 of strike

(LOS ANGELES) -- As scores of Los Angeles teachers formed picket lines for the second day of a massive strike, school district officials said student attendance plummeted and that the district lost $15 million on Day 1 of the classroom walkout.
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Section of New York's old Tappan Zee Bridge demolished in controlled explosion

(NEW YORK) -- It spanned the Hudson River for 64 years, but on Tuesday, one of the last remnants of the Tappan Zee Bridge came down in just five seconds.

At 10:52 a.m., dynamite charges went off, destroying steel support pillars at each en... Read More

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo bans stretch limos and issues new safety laws in wake of deadly crash

(NEW YORK) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a slew of new safety reforms for limos and large passenger vehicles, outright banning stretch limos and adding a number of regulatory reforms.

These reforms come three months after a limo ... Read More

UC Irvine fraternity member dies off-campus, cause of death unknown

(IRVINE, Calif.) -- A fraternity at the University of California - Irvine is on interim suspension after one of its youngest members died, officials said.

Noah Domingo, an initiated member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, died at an off-campus home... Read More

Judge bans citizenship question in 2020 census, says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross 'violated public trust'

(NEW YORK) -- The Trump administration cannot ask a question about citizenship status in the 2020 census, a federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman concluded that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had violate... Read More

Captain, passengers reunite for 10th anniversary of 'Miracle on the Hudson'

(NEW YORK) -- When a US Airways jet suddenly plunged from the sky and toward the icy Hudson River 10 years ago, Eric Stevenson thought about his mother, his sister, his friends and he wrote them a goodbye note.

Stevenson was one of 153 pas... Read More

UNC chancellor stepping down, plans to remove what's left of 'Silent Sam' statue

(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is slated to step down later this year, but she plans to settle a controversial debate before she leaves.

Carol Folt said she'll resign at the end of ... Read More

Houston man may get 20 years in prison for chase that led to fatal crash

(HOUSTON) -- A grand jury on Monday indicted a Houston man accused of chasing a teen and causing a fatal car crash on New Year's Day.

Christopher Lopez, 48, was charged with three felonies after allegedly chasing a 14-year-old driver who e... Read More