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Trump makes unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center for 'quick exam and labs,' says White House

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wellesenterprises/istock(BETHESDA, Md.) — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon to complete “portions” of his annual physical exam, according to the White House. Saturday’s appointment was not on the president’s weekend public schedule, in contrast to Trump’s 2018 and 2019 physicals, which were both announced ahead of time. “Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement after the president had arrived at the facility. As Trump’s motorcade returned to the White House, Grisham said that the 73-year-old president had undergone “a quick exam and labs.” She added that Trump met with the family of a special forces solider who was inured in Afghanistan while at the facility. “The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week.” Grisham

Bank teller accused of robbing and assaulting elderly customer at his home

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Victorburnside/iStock(BEL AIR, Md.) — A bank teller has been arrested after allegedly going to an elderly customer’s home and attempting to rob him of a large amount of money he had withdrawn from the bank earlier that same day. Nathan Michael Newell, 19, of Bel Air, Maryland, was arrested last week in connection with the home invasion and assault on a 78-year-old man and a 57-year-old women the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division conducted an investigation at the scene of the crime. Newell allegedly went to the customer’s residence on Monday night, rang the doorbell and forced his way into the home and began assaulting the elderly man. A second resident of the home, a 57-year-old woman, attempted to intervene but was also injured in the altercation. The suspect then reportedly ran upstairs in search of the money that was withdrawn from the bank he works at while the female who was assaulted ran to a nearby home to call the authorities and alert them about the break in and burglary. According to Harford County’s Sheriff’s Office the

Small child struck and killed by train after wandering onto railroad tracks

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Thomas Marx/iStock(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — A small boy who wandered onto railroad tracks has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train. The accident occurred at about 4:19 p.m. on the Union Pacific tracks in Santa Clara, California when the “very young minor” somehow got onto the railroad tracks and was hit, according to ABC’s San Francisco station KGO-TV. The Santa Clara Police and Fire departments are on the scene and currently conducting an investigation alongside Amtrak Police as to how and why the boy was on the tracks when he was. Police stress that this was an accident and not a deliberate act. Passenger trains operated by Amtrak and the Altamont Corridor Express have been delayed as a result of the accident and the investigation surrounding the circumstances. Authorities have not provided the child’s age but have confirmed that the boy involved is a “very young minor.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

5 dead in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego

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Richard_Lawrence_Photo/iStock(SAN DIEGO) — Five family members are dead, and another is undergoing emergency surgery following a shooting at a San Diego home, just a day after one of the victims obtained a restraining order against the alleged suspect. “We are not looking for a suspect. This was a domestic dispute involving one family,” San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said during a press conference Saturday. A 31-year-old male, a 29-year-old female and a 3-year-old boy were pronounced dead at the scene. Three other children were rushed to a local hospital where two have been pronounced dead and a third is in “very critical condition,” police said. All of the young victims were the children of the deceased adults. Around 6:49 local time Saturday morning, police said they received a 911 call from the residence, but no one was on the line. The dispatcher told authorities that an argument could be heard in the background and someone was told to leave the house. While officers were on their way to the home, a neighbor called 911 to say he heard an

Arizona man, 73, arrested in 1979 cold case murder of California woman

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Washoe County Sheriffs Office(SAN FRANCISCO) — Cold-case investigators may have solved a 40-year-old murder with the arrest of a 73-year-old Arizona man. Charles Gary Sullivan was charged Friday with open murder of 21-year-old Julia Woodward of San Rafael, California, 40 years after the woman’s bludgeoned body was discovered in a shallow grave near Reno, Nevada, authorities said. Sullivan is scheduled to be arraigned in Washoe District Court on Nov. 19, according Woodward had left her family’s California home on Feb. 1, 1979, to go job hunting in Nevada. Two months after her arrival, her body was found in a canyon in Hungry Valley, about 20 miles north of Reno. Police said her eyes were sealed shut with bandaids, her legs were zip-tied, and it appeared that a blow to the head killed her. “It’s like if your child had cancer, you would know everything there is to know about the disease,” her mother, Cecily O’Connor, told San Francisco ABC station KGO when detectives re-opened the case in 2015. “In this case, you just want to know what happened. You want

Search for missing girl in New Jersey reaches 2 months

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Brigeton Police Department(NEW YORK) — Saturday marks two months since a 5-year-old girl vanished from a New Jersey playground. Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen on Sept. 16 playing in a Bridgeton park with her little brother as her mother sat in a car nearby. Since then, the Bridgeton Police Department, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI have been investigating her disappearance, while the little girl’s family has led its own door-to-door search. A reward of $52,000 — from a mix of law enforcement and local businesses, among others — has been offered for any information. On the day she went missing, Dulce was playing with her 3-year-old brother at Bridgeton City Park in the afternoon while her mother, Noema Alavez Perez, sat in a car with an 8-year-old relative doing homework. At some point, the little boy returned to the vehicle, but without Dulce. An Amber Alert was issued that night, and authorities later asked for information about a man described as standing about 5-foot-6 inches tall and wearing orange sneakers, red pants and a black shirt.

Santa Clarita high school gunman dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

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carlballou/iStock(SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) — The 16-year-old accused of shooting multiple classmates, two fatally, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities confirmed on Friday. He was identified by authorities as Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow. The three teenagers who survived being shot at their Santa Clarita, California, high school Thursday are all on the road to recovery, officials said. Two of the five victims, 15-year-old Gracie Anne Muehlberger and a 14-year-old boy, died in the hospital after the attack at Saugus High School. The boy’s name has not been released. The three other students shot — a 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — are all expected to survive. A male student, on his 16th birthday, was in the quad around 7:30 a.m. local time when he took a pistol from his backpack and unloaded the entire magazine, firing six rounds apparently at random, shooting five classmates and himself, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. Villanueva described it as a planned, deliberate attack, but the motive is unclear. The gunman was counting his bullets, the sheriff said, and

Rodney Reed's execution stayed by Texas appeals court

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ABC(DALLAS) —  Just hours after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended a 120-day reprieve Friday for Rodney Reed, a Texas man scheduled for execution next week for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, an appeals court granted him an indefinite stay of execution. “Applicant’s execution is stayed pending further order of this Court,” the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said in its order Friday. The parole board sent to Texas Gov. Abbott its recommendation that he sign the reprieve but not grant Reed a commutation. Reed’s execution was to be Nov. 20. The appeals court docs show Reed’s legal team filed its latest application on Nov. 11, raising four claims: that the state suppressed exculpatory evidence, that the state presented false testimony in violation of due process, that Reed’s trial counsel was ineffective and that he is actually innocent. After reviewing the application, the court said it found Reed’s first three claims satisfy the requirements of Habeas Corpus, which is a “remedy to be used when any person is restrained in his liberty.” “Accordingly, we remand those claims

Santa Clarita high school gunman fired at random: 'Still remains a mystery why'

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carlballou/iStock(SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) — The three teenagers who survived being shot at their Santa Clarita, California, high school Thursday are all on the road to recovery, officials said. Two of the five victims, 15-year-old Gracie Anne Muehlberger and a 14-year-old boy, died in the hospital after the attack at Saugus High School. The boy’s name has not been released. The three other students shot — a 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — are all expected to survive. A male student, on his 16th birthday, was in the quad around 7:30 a.m. local time when he took a pistol from his backpack and unloaded the entire magazine, firing six rounds apparently at random, shooting five classmates and himself, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. Villanueva described it as a planned, deliberate attack, but the motive is unclear. The gunman was counting his bullets, the sheriff said, and was skilled in using guns. When the weapon jammed, he quickly managed to clear it and keep firing, authorities said, citing surveillance video. “From the time that he withdrew

Kelsey Berreth murder trial: Patrick Frazee had hit list of witnesses to kill, inmate says in testimony

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — At the trial of Patrick Frazee, a Colorado man accused of killing his fiancee, an inmate told the jury in bombshell testimony Friday that Frazee recently asked him to use his connections to a prison gang to kill a number of witnesses in the case. Frazee is accused of attacking his fiancee Kelsey Berreth with a baseball bat at her Woodland Park, Colorado, home on Thanksgiving Day 2018 while the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Kaylee, sat in a playpen in a back room. Prosecutors allege Frazee, who’s on trial for murder, put 29-year-old Berreth’s body in a black plastic tote and burned it on his property. But the defense has stressed that a body and a murder weapon have never been recovered.  The inmate who took the stand Friday said among the witnesses Frazee wanted killed was Frazee’s ex-girlfriend, Krystal Lee. Lee, a star witness for the prosecution, has testified that Frazee called her to come to Berreth’s house, where she claims she cleaned up the bloody aftermath. Lee told the jury that Berreth’s last words, as told