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Savannah State University on Lockdown After Shooting Incident


iStock/Thinkstock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- The Savannah State University campus was put on lockdown Thursday evening after a shooting incident there, campus officials said."The SSU campus is on lockdown following a shooting incident this evening at or near the

Boy, 13, Keeps Father Alive After He's Badly Hurt by Falling Boulder


Courtesy of David Finlayson(BOISE, Idaho) -- David Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home today after being struck by a refrigerator-size boulder during a camping trip.Finlayson, 52, and his son Charlie were backpacking and clim

Police Find Wig, Shawl and Gun in Virginia Shooter's Car, Warrant Says


iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A briefcase with a wig, shawl and three license plates was among the items found inside the car of the gunman who killed two of his former colleagues during a televised interview in Virginia on Wednesday, according to a

Controversial Guardrail to be Crash-Tested Again


iStock/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Five months after passing federally-ordered crash tests, the controversial guardrail blamed for dozens of deaths and injuries is being tested again, this time by a U.S. state which has been aggressively investigating th

On-Air Shooter's Firing Filmed by Cameraman He Later Killed


iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The cameraman who was killed in the on-air shooting in Virginia Wednesday filmed his attacker being fired from their news station two years prior, according to court records.Details about the February 2013 firing of Vest

Kentucky Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License for Third Time


iStock/Thinkstock(MOREHEAD, Ky.) -- A same-sex couple from Morehead, Kentucky, were denied a marriage license for a third time at the Rowan County Clerk's Office on Thursday, and the emotional exchange was caught on video.The denial comes just one day aft

Photo Shows Web Acronym 'LOL' Woven in Spiderweb


Heather Ar'ite(SEATTLE) -- One woman believes a spider had sent her a snarky message after she found the Web acronym "LOL" woven into its web."A lot of people found it crazy humorous," said Heather Ar'ite of Seattle, Washington. "I actually sent it to my

Prep School Rape Trial Closing Arguments Describe Two Stories


ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) -- In the closing arguments Thursday regarding an alleged rape at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school, attorneys for both sides asked jurors to question the credibility of the accuser and the defendant.Owen Labrie, 19, is accus

How WDBJ Was Able to Get Through This Morning's Newscast After On-Air Slayings


PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The heartbreaking task of getting back to work was the first assignment of the day for the staffers at WDBJ-TV in Virginia.They returned to the news desk a day after two of their colleagues were fatally

How Words Like Butt-Dial and Redditor Make It Into the Oxford English Dictionary


Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Redditor, shareable and butt-dial are among the latest words to join the Oxford English Dictionary, which keeps the definitive record of words that have permeated the English language.Many of the words included in Thursday's

Slain Virginia Reporter's Dad Vows to Push for Tougher Gun Screenings


Jay Paul/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The father of a Virginia-based reporter slain during a live television segment on Wednesday says he hopes to find purpose in his daughter’s death by pushing for stronger mental health screenings for prospective gun

Connecticut Man Captures Stunning Shot of Seal Photobombing the Milky Way


Stephen Ippolito (GLASTONBURY, Conn.) — A photographer was taken by surprise during a routine session when a seal emerged from the darkness and made an unexpected appearance amidst the backdrop of our Milky Way."I was in shock," Stephen Ippolito of

Washington State Mom Ticketed for Driving While Breastfeeding


iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- A Washington State woman was pulled over and given a ticket after she admitted to breastfeeding while driving, a precarious practice for which she'd been busted before.ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV reports a driver called 911 to

Hurricane Katrina: How One Family Came Together to Rebuild Restaurant


Justine Quart/ABC News(NEW ORLEANS) -- Sophie Nord couldn’t believe what she saw on TV.The columned two-story Queen Anne home that stood for more than 100 years -- and housed her parent’s restaurant, The Chimneys -- had been reduced to splinte

Slain TV Reporter's Father 'Crying My Eyes Out' over Deadly Shooting


Jay Paul/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Andy Parker said his daughter Alison normally called every day.She liked to check in and get her father’s insights on her reports with WDBJ, a CBS affiliate serving the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Virginia television market

Virginia Shooter's Alleged History of Problems at Former TV Station


Virginia State Police(FAIRFAX, Va.) -- The trail of workplace rage that appears in part to have led a Virginia news reporter to shoot two colleagues Wednesday on live television is meticulously -– even hauntingly -– laid out in a long series o

Man in Custody After Louisiana Officer Shot, Two Stabbed


aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(SUNSET, La.) -- A man who allegedly stabbed two people and shot a police officer at a convenience store in southwest Louisiana has been taken into custody, according to state police.The man drove his car to a convenience store

Three Shot, Including Police Officer, in Louisiana


aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(SUNSET, La.) --  A shooting in Sunset, Louisiana, left three people injured this afternoon, according to Louisiana state police.A police officer is reportedly among the injured, the state police official told ABC News.This

What Virginia Shooting Suspect Vester Flanagan Did Leading Up to the On-Air Atta


Virginia State Police(FAIRFAX, Va.) -- The man who authorities said fatally shot a reporter and a cameraman during a live report in Virginia Wednesday morning had taken steps ahead of the attack, according to details from investigators and the 23-page sui

National Zoo Says Smaller Panda Cub Has Died


Photo by Smithsonian's National Zoo via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The smaller of Washington's National Zoo's newborn panda cubs has died Wednesday, zoo officials confirmed."The smaller of the two giant panda cubs born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo A

Colorado Movie Theater Gunman James Holmes Formally Sentenced


RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — James Holmes, the convicted gunman in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings, will spend the rest of his life in prison. Holmes stood silently Wednesday in a maroon jail jumpsui

After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in 'Suicide Notes'


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was.On Wednesday morning, a fax was in

Suspect in On-Air Shooting Dies from Self-Inflicted Wound


Virginia State Police(FAIRFAX, Va.) — The ex-reporter who was named as the suspect in an on-air shooting Wednesday morning has died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, a local sheriff confirmed.Vester Lee Flanagan, who is known profession

Slain Virginia Reporter and Cameraman, 'Did Great Work Every Day'


Jay Paul/Getty Images(ROANOKE, Va.) — Alison Parker was in love.Parker, the television news reporter slain Wednesday morning along with her cameraman, was dating another reporter at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, Chris Hurst.In a series of tweets, Hu

What We Know About Suspect Vester Lee Flanagan in Virginia On-Air Shooting


Virginia State Police(MONETA, Va.) — The man whom authorities have apprehended in connection with the killing of two Virginia journalists on live television Wednesday morning is a former reporter at WDBJ-TV, where the victims worked.WDBJ reporter Al

Ex-Employee Caught in Connection to On-Air Virginia Shooting


iStock/Thinkstock(MONETA, Va.) -- Police have caught a reporter they were seeking in relation to the on-air shooting that left two dead in Virginia Wednesday morning .Vester Lee Flanagan, who is known professionally as Bryce Williams, had been identified

Coast Guard Helps Rescue Woman and Her 2 Dogs Trapped on California Cliffside, V


Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock(DALY CITY, Calif.) -- A woman and her two dogs were rescued Wednesday with the help of the U.S. Coast Guard after they fell about 100 feet down a cliffside in Mussel Rock Park in Daly City, California, and were trapped on a low

Suspect in On-Air Virginia Shooting Identified


iStock/Thinkstock(MONETA, Va.) -- Police have identified a reporter as the suspect who allegedly killed two of his former colleagues on live television Wednesday morning in Virginia.Vester Lee Flanagan, who is known professionally as Bryce Williams, has b

Prep School Rape Trial: Defendant Owen Labrie Says He Had 'Second Thought' About


Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(CONCORD, N.H.) — Defendant Owen Labrie, who is accused of raping another student at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school, took the witness stand in court Wednesday, describing how he and the alleg

Prep School Rape Trial: Defendant Owen Labrie Takes the Stand


Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(CONCORD, N.H.) — Defendant Owen Labrie, who is accused of raping another student at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school, took the witness stand in court Wednesday, describing how he and the alleg

TV Reporter, Cameraman Killed After Gunman Opens Fire in Virginia


iStock/Thinkstock(MONETA, Va.) -- A shooting on live television has left a reporter and a cameraman dead, according to their news station.Alison Parker and Adam Ward were killed during a live news segment Wednesday morning in Moneta, Virginia, according t

Here's How Much Time Americans Waste in Traffic


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Economic recovery apparently comes with one very unpleasant side effect: traffic. Eight years post-recession, more people are headed into work -- and roadways are getting clogged.America’s drivers wasted 6.9 billion ho

Father-Son Duos Battling Central California Wildfires


Hume Lake Christian Camps(HUME, Calif.) -- Bob Plouffe wanted to have an adventure with his son at Hume Lake Christian Camp, where he is a staffer.Now, they find themselves in a battle with nature, trying to tackle the stubborn central California wildfire
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics August 24th-28th 2015
Monday August 24th A Preview of The Altoona Symphony Orchestra's 2015-2016 Season with Maestra Teresa Cheung and Executive Director Pamela Snyder Etters Tuesday August 25th David Ickes Wednesday August 26th including Reporter...
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics August 17th-21st 2015
Monday August 17th James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday August 18th David Ickes Wednesday August 19th The American Rescue...
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