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Flooding in California as East braces for massive winter storms

(NEW YORK) -- Almost 6 inches of rain just fell in central California and the southern part of the state has seen more than 4 inches, resulting in flooding and rockslides reportedly hitting cars.Wind gusts of up to 98 mph also were reported in central California, and in the Bay…... Read More

Police: Pair busted at airport for smuggling 159 pounds of marijuana

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- If the four oversized checked bags don't give you away, the drug sniffing dog will.Two men found that out the hard way at Nashville International Airport this week when they allegedly tried to smuggle 159 pounds of marijuana through the city on their way to Jacksonville, Florida.Trung…... Read More

Michigan State interim president resigns after criticizing victims of sexual assault

(EAST LANSING, Mich.) -- Michigan State University's interim president resigned on Wednesday amid backlash over comments he made about survivors of sexual assault.John Engler said he would step down, effective Jan. 23, after he appeared to criticize victims of the now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.The resignation came hours after Michigan…... Read More

FBI arrests Georgia man for allegedly plotting to attack the White House

(ATLANTA) -- Federal authorities have arrested a man in Georgia who they are accusing of plotting to attack several prominent locations in Washington, D.C., including the White House.Hasher Jallal Taheb had been under investigation by the FBI as part of a sting operation after local authorities reported concerns about him…... Read More

'Seven shattered families': 7 US law enforcement officers killed since Jan. 1

(NEW YORK) -- A 44-year-old Alabama father and husband with 16 years of experience. A 22-year-old California woman just weeks into the job.Seven law enforcement officers were killed in the United States in the first two weeks of this year -- representing "seven shattered families, seven local communities that are…... Read More

It's been 100 years since Prohibition threatened the future of America's happy hours

(NEW YORK) -- It's been 100 years since Prohibition threatened the future of the country's happy hours and margarita taco nights.In 1919, the United States of America was going through an identity crisis.The 18th Amendment, which forbade the making, selling or transportation of "intoxicating liquors," was ratified on Jan. 16,…... Read More

Woman sues sheriff's office, claiming she was forcibly stripped and detained naked for 12 hours

(CHICAGO) -- A woman is suing an Illinois sheriff and several of his officers, claiming she was forcibly stripped naked and unlawfully detained in jail for nearly 12 hours.The alleged incident happened at the LaSalle County Jail on Jan. 20, 2017, after 28-year-old Zandrea Askew was detained early that morning…... Read More

$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 gunning down Closs' parents in Barron, Wisconsin, on Oct. 15 and fleeing…... 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 officers violated multiple policies last year when they arrested 55-year-old Christopher Lowe, who died in…... 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 the tracks after she attempted to make a right turn onto Grace…... 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 powerful storm is in the Pacific on Wednesday morning and getting…... Read More