Residents in New Jersey ordered to shelter in place after fire causes chemical reaction at plant

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- Two workers were injured and nearby residents were temporarily placed under a shelter-in-place order after a fire caused a chemical reaction at the Diamond Chemical Co., according to New Jersey...

17 Philadelphia police officers suspended over social media posts

Bastiaan Slabbers/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia police commissioner has suspended 17 officers for 30 days and is moving to fire 14 of them over disturbing social media posts. Police Commissioner Richard Ross...

Arkansas deputy killed in shooting, suspect dead: Officials

vmargineanu/iStock(STONE COUNTY, Ark.) -- An Arkansas sheriff’s deputy was one of two people killed in a shooting Thursday morning, authorities said. "We are sad to report that the coroner has been called to the...

Texas teen arrested for spitting in Arizona tea bottle then returning it to supermarket shelf

Wolterk/iStock(ODESSA, Texas) -- A 15-year-old boy in Odessa, Texas, was arrested and charged after he was caught on supermarket surveillance footage spitting into an Arizona tea bottle then putting it back on the shelf. ...

Arkansas deputy killed in shooting, alleged suspect 'down': Officials

nullArkansas deputy killed in shooting, alleged suspect 'down': Officials vmargineanu/iStock(STONE COUNTY, Ark.) -- An Arkansas sheriff’s deputy was one of two people killed in a shooting Thursday morning,...

Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein denied bail

Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jeffrey Epstein is set to learn Thursday whether he can leave jail while he fights sex trafficking charges brought by federal prosecutors in New...

Rescue of couple who slipped off Hawaiian cliff into ocean prompts new warning

artran/iStock(HONOLULU) -- After a dramatic rescue in Hawaii's high surf, ocean safety officials on the island have doubled down on the importance of adhering to posted warnings. A married couple from Oklahoma on vacation...

Connecticut man killed when tree branch struck by lightning hits car during storm

Slavica/iStock(FAIRFIELD, Conn.) -- A young man was killed in Connecticut amid stormy weather Wednesday evening when a large tree branch that was struck by lightning fell on his car, authorities said. Jarrod Marotto, 21,...

West Virginia residents using wasp spray as meth alternative: Police

kirisa99/iStock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) -- Residents in West Virginia are using wasp spray as an alternative form of methamphetamine, according to officials. West Virginia State Police called the use of wasp spray a...

DNA links veteran LAPD officer to cold case sexual assault: Police

amphotora/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- A veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer was arrested on multiple sexual assault charges after DNA from one case allegedly linked him to a different cold case from 2015, authorities...

Beachgoers attempt to push more than 20 beached whales back into ocean

@Lauren2point_oh/Twitter(NEW YORK) -- Beachgoers in Georgia attempted to save the lives of more than 20 pilot whales that beached themselves along the coast, according to officials. The pod of whales began turning up on...

Marine Corps to consider extending maternity leave to up to one full year

Nick J./iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Marine Corps will consider extending maternity leave to up to one full year, in what would amount to a significant policy change for the service. In his planning guide to the force, Marine...

Former Epstein contractor says he quit over unsupervised young women, topless photos

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A former IT contractor for Jeffrey Epstein who said that he ended their business relationship over personal concerns about gaggles of apparently unsupervised young women on the embattled financier's...

Massive heat wave spreads east as storms linger in Upper Midwest

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than 200 damaging storms were reported on Wednesday, with most of those in the Midwest or along the Interstate 95 corridor. In Connecticut, lightning struck a tree, knocking a branch onto a car...

Minnesota truck driver was allegedly watching porn right before fatal crash

Hennepin County Sheriffs Office(MINNEAPOLIS) -- A Minnesota truck driver was allegedly watching pornographic videos on his cellphone just moments before he caused a deadly highway crash, prosecutors said. Semi-truck...

Police in Puerto Rico use tear gas after protesters toss fireworks

Jose Jimenez/Getty Images(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Residents, officials and authorities in San Juan were gearing up Wednesday for what was being touted as large demonstrations in the Puerto Rican capital, as protesters...

Sex assault charge dropped against actor Kevin Spacey

Scott Eisen/Getty Images(NANTUCKET, Mass.) -- Prosecutors in Nantucket on Wednesday dropped a felony sexual assault charge against the actor Kevin Spacey, after watching their case against the actor slowly fall apart under...

Heat wave is coming: How to stay safe and prepare an emergency supply kit

winstonwolf89/iStock(NEW YORK) -- With a massive heat wave forecast to hit huge swaths of the U.S. from New York City all the way to Nebraska and temperatures expected to swell into the triple digits this weekend, here are...

69-Year-old woman missing after hiking in California's Mojave Desert with her husband

San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department(LAS VEGAS) -- Authorities are continuing to search for a 69-year-old woman who has been missing for almost a week after hiking in California’s Mojave Desert. Barbara Thomas...

Air Force warns against storming Area 51 as Facebook event reaches 1.5 million attendees

Sgt. Connor Mendez/U.S. Army (LINCOLN COUNTY, Nev.) -- The Air Force is warning people against storming Area 51 in Nevada, after a Facebook event page, organizing a meet up at the "Alien Center tourist attraction," went...

No injuries at a reported structure fire at a Kearney apartment complex

No injuries at a reported structure fire at a Kearney apartment complex

Gibbon resident guts house for second time after repeat flooding

Gibbon resident guts house for second time after repeat flooding

WATCH: hotel owner Linda Younes gives an update on flood recovery

WATCH: hotel owner Linda Younes gives an update on flood recovery

CCC Continuing To Prioritize Workforce Development In Central Nebraska

CCC Continuing To Prioritize Workforce Development In Central Nebraska

Gibbon Begins to Recover From Flooding

Gibbon Begins to Recover From Flooding

Syracuse and Imperial open Class C Junior Legion State Baseball Tournament at Tri County

Syracuse and Imperial open Class C Junior Legion State Baseball Tournament at Tri County

Nebraska City grad lands nominee spot on Good Works Team

Nebraska City grad lands nominee spot on Good Works Team

Olympic medalists, NCAA champs and high school stars to participate in Omaha pole vault event

Olympic medalists, NCAA champs and high school stars to participate in Omaha pole vault event

Golf notes: As tournament approaches, Korn Ferry Tour enters crunch time

Golf notes: As tournament approaches, Korn Ferry Tour enters crunch time

Brett Phillips' speed propels Storm Chasers to walk-off win over Baby Cakes

Brett Phillips' speed propels Storm Chasers to walk-off win over Baby Cakes