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NYPD cop and fiancee allegedly froze 8-year-old boy with autism to death, police said

NYPD cop and fiancee allegedly froze 8-year-old boy with autism to death, police said

iStock(NEW YORK) — An 8-year-old boy with autism died of hypothermia last week after his NYPD cop dad allegedly placed him inside a freezing cold garage as temperatures dropped well below zero, officials said.Suffolk County police arrested 40-year-old Michael Valva and his 42-year-old fiancée, Angela Pollina, on Friday for the second-degree murder of Thomas Valva.Valva…

Friend recounts victim’s last moments before Houston explosion

Friend recounts victim’s last moments before Houston explosion

iStock(HOUSTON) — A deadly explosion that left two people dead and sent shock waves throughout the city was felt by one of the victim’s friends, just after they spoke on the phone.Bobbie, a friend of one of the victims, told ABC Houston station KTRK-TV that the two were on the phone when the victim arrived…

Storm system brings snow from Midwest to Great Lakes

Storm system brings snow from Midwest to Great Lakes

ABC News (NEW YORK) — A storm system is bringing snow this morning to parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes, as well as very heavy rain to much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.Snowfall rates of near 1 inch per hour will be possible in parts of Illinois and Wisconsin this morning. Snowfall could pile…

Gold-seated toilet among Frank Sinatra items up for auction

Gold-seated toilet among Frank Sinatra items up for auction

iStock/ChoochartSansong(REPAUPO, N.J.) — Frank Sinatra fans itching to redecorate may be in luck.On Sunday, multiple items, including a gold-seated toilet, will go up for auction from the legendary singer’s Chairman Executive Suite at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The toilet has an estimated selling price of $1,500 to $2,000.A tower clock, expected…

Silver Alert issued for Notre Dame student believed to be in ‘extreme danger’

Silver Alert issued for Notre Dame student believed to be in ‘extreme danger’

Notre Dame Police Department(NOTRE DAME, Ind.) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a University of Notre Dame student who was last seen Tuesday and is believed to be in “extreme danger.”Annrose Jerry, 21, has not been seen since 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Coleman-Morse Hall on the Notre Dame, Ind., campus, located…

One person still missing in gas explosion that destroyed building in Houston

One person still missing in gas explosion that destroyed building in Houston

Joey Charpentier/Twitter(HOUSTON) — A building explosion at a manufacturing warehouse sent shock waves across northwest Houston early Friday morningAuthorities are still assessing the damage, but one person remains unaccounted for, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference.”The family is here and we’re keeping that person in our prayers,” Acevedo said.The force of…