National News

February 16, 2018 - 10:56 am
(NEW YORK) -- One relatively unknown tool for stopping gun violence may soon get a lot more attention. An extreme risk protection order (ERPO) empowers family members and police to take guns away from a person who may pose a danger to themselves or others. The person's access to firearms is blocked...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:32 am
(NEW YORK) -- When suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz mowed down at least 17 adults and students at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, he was armed when an AR-15-style rifle that he purchased legally. AR-15-style rifles have become something of a weapon of choice for mass...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:54 am
(SPARTANSVILLE, S.C.) -- A juvenile was arrested in South Carolina on Thursday after posting to social media a message that warned of a shooting rampage similar to the attack that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday in Parkland, Florida, officials announced Thursday...
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ABC News
February 16, 2018 - 6:26 am
(NEW YORK) -- Heavy rain and storms moved through Ohio Valley and parts of the Northeast overnight Friday, but it's a second line of storms that will bring snow to the region on Saturday. The storm system already brought snow to parts of Colorado, including up to 18 inches in some parts and a few...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:13 am
(EVERETT, Wash.) -- A grandmother in Washington state is being credited with reporting her own grandson for planning a school shooting. The teen was arrested the same day as a former student killed 17 people in a shooting at a Florida school. ABC News obtained a 911 call from a grandmother alerting...
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February 15, 2018 - 7:05 pm
(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- In interviews and tweets during and after the shooting at a high school in Florida on Wednesday students and teachers that experienced the horrible event firsthand called on Congress to enact stricter gun control laws to prevent it from happening again. A former student shot and...
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Broward County Sheriff
February 15, 2018 - 6:55 pm
(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Authorities are still digging for clues to why a Florida teen allegedly opened fire at his former high school on Wednesday, killing 17 people. Family members, classmates and former friends described suspect Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student, as a troubled teen who was...
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