Survivors of the Florida school shooting and hundreds of others descended upon the state capitol Wednesday to demand action on gun control and mental health issues. The rally comes exactly a week after 17 students were killed when a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
High school students across Florida staged walkouts and protests to show solidarity and demand tougher state and federal gun laws. The protests were in response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people.
Heidi Todd was taken from her Johns Island, S.C., home Tuesday morning, police say. Here's how her kidnapping unfolded — and how her suspected kidnapper, Thomas Lawton Evans Jr., ended up 600 miles away in Madison County, Mississippi.
The Southwick Fire Department in Massachusetts shared a homeowner's security camera footage of a pancake-loving dog igniting a house fire while its owners were away. The video shows one of the family's dogs jumping up to reach a plate of leftover pancakes and hitting the ignition button on the gas stove. The home was spared serious damage thanks to a monitored alarm system that brought emergency responders to the house.
Mike Austin posted video on YouTube of a meteor sailing through the sky during part of his commute Tuesday night. He wrote that he "didn't hear any loud sounds" during his drive on I-75 Northbound between Troy and Bloomfield Hills in Detroit. NWS Detroit later tweeted that it could confirm that "the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor." USGS then confirmed that the meteor caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.
Dramatic video shows a Dekalb County (GA) Fire Rescue Department captain catching a child dropped from a ladder during an apartment fire near Atlanta. Two different firefighters caught children dropped to them during the fire.
The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office (Virginia) has released dashcam footage of a December 28 police chase during which shots were fired at a patrol car. The chase ended when the suspect’s vehicle, a Ford Explorer, flipped.
Baltimore Police stopped a vehicle on Friday that matched the description of a car wanted in connection to multiple shootings. The driver then fled from police, leading them on a nearly 30-minute chase through West Baltimore while the suspect fired at police and passerby. Two people were injured in the pursuit. Here's police body camera and helicopter footage of the chase.
Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were used to implode the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The Georgia Dome is the only facility in the world to host the Super Bowl, the Final Four and the Olympics. After a little more than 25 years of use, it was officially demolished.