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Girl returns rock she stole from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

(SWAIN COUNTY, N.C.) -- Park rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park received an unexpected hand-written letter with a heart-shaped rock from a former visitor.Rangers Jessie Snow and Allison Bate, who shared the story on the park's Facebook page, told ABC News they knew "right away this would be a…... Read More

CBP seizes over 52,000 gun parts from China at California port

(LOS ANGELES) -- California Border Patrol at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport intercepted and seized over 52,000 illegal gun parts from China.U.S. Customs and Border protection announced Thursday that they seized a total of $378,225 worth of firearms parts in violation if the Chinese Arms Embargo that included sights, stocks,…... Read More

Man arrested for terrorism after sending threatening email to ABC Nashville affiliate

(NASHVILLE) -- A man has been arrested after allegedly sending a rambling email to one of ABC News' affiliate stations in Tennessee, threatening to go to the "state capital to blow someone's brains out."ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV received a threatening email on Wednesday, authorities said, allegedly from Nathan Semans, who…... Read More

12-year-old boy jumps out of moving truck to escape suspected kidnapper, police say

(BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) -- A 12-year-old boy dove from a moving vehicle to escape a suspected kidnapper in South Florida, police say.The child was treated for abrasions to his forehead, arms and hands, while the suspect, 26-year-old Timothy Miller of West Palm Beach, was arrested on charges of kidnapping under…... Read More

Teen sentenced to life for fatally running over Baltimore County officer

(BALTIMORE) -- A Baltimore teenager was sentenced to life in prison for running over a police officer with a stolen Jeep and fleeing the scene.Dawnta Harris, 17, was convicted of felony murder in the death of Baltimore County Police Department Officer Amy Caprio, who was fatally struck in May 2018…... Read More

2 alleged shooting threats at separate Florida schools end in arrests on same day

(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Two Florida students in separate parts of the state were arrested Thursday after they allegedly posted school shooting threats online.In Broward County -- the same district as the 2018 Parkland school shooting where 17 were killed -- an officer said he learned Wednesday night from the school…... Read More

Woman arrested for allegedly killing her baby, teen daughter: Police

(ONTARIO, Calif.) -- A California mom has been arrested for allegedly killing her 4-month-old daughter and 14-year-old daughter, authorities said Thursday.Linda Nguyen, 47, was arrested for the deaths of her two children, who were found Tuesday in their garage in Ontario, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles, according to…... Read More

'One of the largest cases of its kind': Feds indict 80 people in $6 million fraud, money laundering scheme

(LOS ANGELES) -- U.S. federal prosecutors have announced a 252-count indictment charging 80 people, mostly Nigerian nationals, with being part of a widespread conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of scams and then launder the money.The federal grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday after authorities arrested 14…... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines plane makes emergency landing due to smoke in the cabin; 7 hospitalized

(HONOLULU) -- Thick, white smoke filled the cabin of a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Honolulu on Thursday, forcing the jet to make an emergency landing and sending seven people to the hospital.Hawaiian Airlines flight HA47 from Oakland to Honolulu declared an in-flight emergency "shortly" before reaching its destination of Daniel…... Read More

Adam Lambert, Usher among celebrities allegedly burgled by Beverly Hills Realtor, accomplice

(LOS ANGELES) -- A 32-year-old Beverly Hills Realtor and another California man, 33, have been charged with burglarizing the homes of celebrities while hosting open houses to help facilitate a number of crimes.Jason Emil Yaselli and Benjamin Eitan Ackerman each face dozens of counts tied to residential burglary, money laundering…... Read More

Grocery store employees in Washington find over $1 million in cocaine stashed in banana shipments

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) -- There's always money in the banana stand, and there's apparently cocaine in the banana box. Over $1 million worth, in fact.Grocery store employees in Washington got a shocking surprise when they opened up shipments of bananas over the weekend: dozens of pounds of cocaine. Three Safeway grocery…... Read More

Severe storms stretch from Plains to the Carolinas as fire dangers grow in West

(NEW YORK) -- Strong storms blew through the Northeast on Thursday evening, delivering 60 mph wind gusts to Long Island, N.Y., and leaving buildings damaged and thousands without power.The same cold front will slowly drift south Friday and stall across the southern states from the Carolinas to the Plains.Severe storms…... Read More

Man dies after elevator malfunction in NYC traps him between car and shaft

(NEW YORK) -- A 30-year-old man was killed in a freak accident when the elevator he was exiting in his New York City apartment building suddenly plummeted, crushing him in the process.The man, identified as Samuel Charles Waisbren, was a resident of the building at 344 Third Avenue in the…... Read More

Area 51 is bracing for humans: Officials fear 'Alienstock' could cause county in Nevada to 'go broke'

(LINCOLN COUNTY, Nev.) -- With or without aliens, those living near Area 51 are bracing for another worldly onslaught next month.The highly-classified, remote portion of Edwards Air Force Base is on guard for tens of thousands of extraterrestrial fans to arrive in September. But the surrounding area, which has to…... Read More