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Three people dead after plane crashes in Georgia, leaving wing inside mobile home

Gainesville Police DepartmentBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(GAINESVILLE, Ga.) -- A small plane crashed in Gainesville, Georgia Friday afternoon, killing three.

Gainesville fire division chief Keith Smith told reporters the fire department responded to a 911 call made shortly   ... Read More


COVID-19 vaccine doses allegedly stolen, two children wrongly vaccinated in Tennessee county

peterschreiber.media/iStockBy WILL MCDUFFIE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Coronavirus vaccines were allegedly stolen and two children were wrongly administered shots in Shelby County, Tennessee, the state's top health official disclosed Friday.

The incident is the latest in a string   ... Read More


New Orleans police officer fatally shot at high school basketball game

kali9/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW ORLEANS) -- A Tulane police officer was shot and killed outside a high school basketball game Friday evening, the New Orleans Police Department announced.

At around 6:15 p.m. a person attempted to enter   ... Read More


More Americans say they plan to get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible: Poll

Ridofranz/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An increasing number of Americans are anxious to get COVID-19 vaccines as the rollout continues, with more than half of Americans saying they plan to get vaccinated as soon as possible   ... Read More


Delayed vaccine shipment leaves NYC with ‘extra’ supply, city to open overnight appointments

MarsBars/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Delayed shipments due to last week's massive winter storm has left New York City with an "extra" vaccine supply, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, prompting the city that never sleeps to   ... Read More


Texas federal judge rules CDC’s pandemic eviction moratorium unconstitutional

Kuzma/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(TYLER, Texas) -- A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's pandemic eviction ban is unconstitutional.

J. Campbell Barker, a Trump-nominated judge in the Eastern District of Texas, issued   ... Read More


Woman shot with rubber bullet at protest said she’s not surprised to see officer exonerated

(FILE photo) - jacoblund/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- LaToya Ratlieff, a Florida woman who was shot in the face by a police officer's rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter protest, said her "heart   ... Read More


Asian man stabbed in back in Chinatown, suspect charged with attempted murder as a hate crime

Ben185/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A 23-year-old has been charged with second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a 36-year-old Asian man in the back in New York City's Chinatown,   ... Read More


Active storm pattern with cross country storms bringing heavy snow, damaging winds, flooding rain

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An active weather pattern with several storm systems is moving through the country, from West to East, with heavy snow, damaging winds, severe thunderstorms and flooding rain.

Already overnight severe   ... Read More


Texas energy executives face state lawmakers for catastrophic grid failure

CrackerClips/iStockBy JASMINE BROWN, HALEY YAMADA and RACHEL HUMPHRIES, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- During a legislative hearing on Thursday, lawmakers expressed their outrage toward the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) after more than four million Texas customers were   ... Read More


Some school districts requiring struggling online learners to return to the classroom

smolaw11/iStockBy WILL MCDUFFIE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Some students struggling with online learning are being told to return to the classroom or withdraw from their district, a mandate issued or being contemplated by more than 200 districts in   ... Read More


Texan files $1 billion class-action lawsuit after receiving $9,000 electric bill

RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStockBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News

(HARRIS COUNTY, Texas) -- A $1 billion class-action lawsuit has been filed against Texas wholesale electricity retailer Griddy Energy for allegedly charging exorbitant prices during last week's historic storm that left millions powerless in   ... Read More


Coronavirus causes drop in sexual assault reports at military academies

PinkOmelet/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The number of reported sexual assaults and unwanted sexual contact at the three military academies went down last year according to an annual Pentagon report released on Thursday, but only because the   ... Read More


California becomes first state to surpass 50,000 COVID-19 deaths

CasPhotography/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- California became the first state to report 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The state's death toll now stands at 50,994.

The grim milestone   ... Read More


Experts warn of lurking danger after several deadly avalanches in the backcountry

aluxum/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A weak base layer of snow, combined with an increased interest in backcountry skiing during the COVID-19 pandemic, has likely contributed to one of the deadliest weeks for avalanches in U.S.   ... Read More


Three people dead after plane crashes in Georgia, leaving wing inside mobile home

Gainesville Police DepartmentBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(GAINESVILLE, Ga.) -- A small plane crashed in Gainesville, Georgia Friday afternoon, killing three.

Gainesville fire division chief Keith Smith told reporters the fire department responded to a 911 call made shortly   ... Read More


COVID-19 vaccine doses allegedly stolen, two children wrongly vaccinated in Tennessee county

peterschreiber.media/iStockBy WILL MCDUFFIE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Coronavirus vaccines were allegedly stolen and two children were wrongly administered shots in Shelby County, Tennessee, the state's top health official disclosed Friday.

The incident is the latest in a string   ... Read More


New Orleans police officer fatally shot at high school basketball game

kali9/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW ORLEANS) -- A Tulane police officer was shot and killed outside a high school basketball game Friday evening, the New Orleans Police Department announced.

At around 6:15 p.m. a person attempted to enter   ... Read More


More Americans say they plan to get COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible: Poll

Ridofranz/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An increasing number of Americans are anxious to get COVID-19 vaccines as the rollout continues, with more than half of Americans saying they plan to get vaccinated as soon as possible   ... Read More


Delayed vaccine shipment leaves NYC with ‘extra’ supply, city to open overnight appointments

MarsBars/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Delayed shipments due to last week's massive winter storm has left New York City with an "extra" vaccine supply, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, prompting the city that never sleeps to   ... Read More


Texas federal judge rules CDC’s pandemic eviction moratorium unconstitutional

Kuzma/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(TYLER, Texas) -- A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's pandemic eviction ban is unconstitutional.

J. Campbell Barker, a Trump-nominated judge in the Eastern District of Texas, issued   ... Read More


Woman shot with rubber bullet at protest said she’s not surprised to see officer exonerated

(FILE photo) - jacoblund/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- LaToya Ratlieff, a Florida woman who was shot in the face by a police officer's rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter protest, said her "heart   ... Read More


Asian man stabbed in back in Chinatown, suspect charged with attempted murder as a hate crime

Ben185/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- A 23-year-old has been charged with second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a 36-year-old Asian man in the back in New York City's Chinatown,   ... Read More


Active storm pattern with cross country storms bringing heavy snow, damaging winds, flooding rain

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An active weather pattern with several storm systems is moving through the country, from West to East, with heavy snow, damaging winds, severe thunderstorms and flooding rain.

Already overnight severe   ... Read More


Texas energy executives face state lawmakers for catastrophic grid failure

CrackerClips/iStockBy JASMINE BROWN, HALEY YAMADA and RACHEL HUMPHRIES, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- During a legislative hearing on Thursday, lawmakers expressed their outrage toward the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) after more than four million Texas customers were   ... Read More


Some school districts requiring struggling online learners to return to the classroom

smolaw11/iStockBy WILL MCDUFFIE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Some students struggling with online learning are being told to return to the classroom or withdraw from their district, a mandate issued or being contemplated by more than 200 districts in   ... Read More


Texan files $1 billion class-action lawsuit after receiving $9,000 electric bill

RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStockBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News

(HARRIS COUNTY, Texas) -- A $1 billion class-action lawsuit has been filed against Texas wholesale electricity retailer Griddy Energy for allegedly charging exorbitant prices during last week's historic storm that left millions powerless in   ... Read More


Coronavirus causes drop in sexual assault reports at military academies

PinkOmelet/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The number of reported sexual assaults and unwanted sexual contact at the three military academies went down last year according to an annual Pentagon report released on Thursday, but only because the   ... Read More


California becomes first state to surpass 50,000 COVID-19 deaths

CasPhotography/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- California became the first state to report 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The state's death toll now stands at 50,994.

The grim milestone   ... Read More


Experts warn of lurking danger after several deadly avalanches in the backcountry

aluxum/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A weak base layer of snow, combined with an increased interest in backcountry skiing during the COVID-19 pandemic, has likely contributed to one of the deadliest weeks for avalanches in U.S.   ... Read More


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