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  • ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- The suspect in the shooting that injured multiple people in an Oklahoma City restaurant has died after he was shot by an armed civilian, according to police.The Oklahoma City Police Department tweeted that investigators were on the scene of the shooting at Louie's Grill & Bar near Lake Hefner Parkway.The customer was outside when the suspect walked into the restaurant and began opening fire around 6:30 p.m. local time, Oklahoma City Police Public Information Officer Bo Matthews said in a press conference after the shooting. The civilian then confronted the suspect and shot him to "death," police wrote on Twitter.Both the suspect and the civilian were armed with a handgun, police said.Two female customers are among the injured, Matthews said.The victims are expected to survive, according to ABC affiliate KOCO-TV.There is no longer an active threat, police said.The conditions of the victims were not disclosed by authorities, but at least one victim is in surgery, Matthews said.Police are looking to interview at least 100 witnesses, Matthews said. The suspect has not yet been identified, Matthews said.Further details were not immediately available.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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  • Denise Truscello/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Among the thousands of documents just released by police about the Las Vegas mass shooting, a statement from one woman said a client named Stephen Paddock told her the Las Vegas Strip was vulnerable -- months before the shooting.A hair stylist, whose name was redacted, detailed an encounter she claimed to have had with Paddock in a statement to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. She said his strange comments made her feel uneasy."He was talkin’ about the area down on the Strip," she said in the statement. "I didn’t know anything about it because I don’t go to the Strip like most locals don’t. He said that it was an outdoor arena and that he couldn’t believe that they made it an outdoor arena because anybody could shoot into the crowd from ... the casino across the way."Shortly after finishing the haircut, she said an Asian woman came in who she thought to be Marilou Danley, Paddock's girlfriend.The stylist said she asked the woman she believed was Danley whether she knew what Paddock had been telling her. She said the woman replied, "Oh, what about somebody shooting into a crowd and, you know, wanting to hurt a lot of people?"The stylist claimed that Paddock paid the bill and then said, "I wonder what she’s worried about? She’ll be out of the country."She later claimed that Danley had said she was going to leave the country because of her husband's statements. The stylist said Danley told her, "Oh my husband's talkin' about crazy stuff and wantin' ... to hurt people ... I'm leaving the country. I gotta get out of the country before it happens."Danley was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting and no criminal charges are expected against her, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department has said. She has repeatedly told law enforcement that she was unaware of Paddock’s plans to carry out the shooting.About three days later, the stylist claimed she called and reported the conversation to Las Vegas police, telling them, "This is probably somethin’ that’s just crazy, that I’m probably overreacting on, but it was really strange."The woman claimed she had also spoken to the FBI, who told her they could not find records of Paddock or Danley visiting the salon, after she said they had subpoenaed the records. She said she wasn't sure what number she had called police from and later said she had begun to doubt herself about whether she called.Las Vegas police released the thousands of redacted documents related to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history on October 1, 2017, in which 58 people died and hundreds more were injured. The released documents were provided after a court order that followed a public records lawsuit from media organizations seeking more information on the investigation. The documents included a mix of police reports and witness statements.
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  • Eduardo MunozAlvarez/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images(MORRISTOWN, N.J.) -- New Jersey prosecutors have charged a school bus driver with two counts of death by auto in connection with the double-fatal crash that killed a student and teacher from Paramus last week, according to the State Superior Court Clerk's Office in Morristown.Hudy Muldrow, 77, was driving the bus that collided with a dump truck in Mount Olive on Thursday, killing 10-year-old fifth-grader Miranda Vargas and teacher Jennifer Williamson, 51.In a news release from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, authorities said the bus that Muldrow was driving as well as two other school buses had been taking students and teachers from East Brook Middle School on a field trip to Waterloo Village that morning.All three buses "missed a turn" on their journey to Waterloo Village, the release said, and all three attempted to correct their mistake. The two other buses arrived at Waterloo; however, according to the release, Muldrow "is alleged to have turned Bus #2 to the left in an apparent attempt to gain access to the official-use only access point located between the East and Westbound lanes of Route 80.""Hudy Muldrow turned Bus #2 so that it was positioned in an almost-perpendicular direction in relation to the lanes of travel on Route 80 Westbound," which is a three-lane highway. At that point, "Bus #2 was impacted by a dump truck that was traveling in the center lane of Route 80 Westbound."Authorities said that in addition to killing Miranda and Williamson, the crash had caused numerous injuries to others on the bus as well as to the dump truck driver."The full extent of the non-fatal injuries has yet to be determined, but range from minor to multiple serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. ... The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing, and additional charges may be sought in the future," the release said.On Tuesday, a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission spokesperson revealed that since getting his driver's license in 1975, Muldrow had a total of 14 suspensions, eight speeding tickets, a careless driving ticket and a ticket for an improper turn in 2010.Muldrow, who began driving school buses in 2013, currently has a valid driver's license that's not suspended. He also has no active points and has the appropriate commercial license to drive a school bus.Muldrow's son, Hudy Muldrow Jr., told NJ.com on Tuesday that his father was a good driver.When Hudy Muldrow Jr. was asked about his father's driving violations, he said: "I don't know anything about that. I have nothing else to say."Muldrow surrendered to New Jersey State Police and was booked into the Morris County Jail to await arraignment Friday.According to the Paramus School Board, a candlelight vigil is planned Thursday for both Miranda and Williamson.
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  • WPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) -- Investigators are trying to get to the bottom of puzzling reports from residents in northeastern Pennsylvania, who say they heard loud booms and felt the ground shake in the middle of night.Since April, people living miles apart in areas of neighboring Bucks and Lehigh counties have called police about hearing explosion-like sounds that apparently rattle their homes and shift the ground beneath them, according to ABC station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.Richland Township Police Chief Richard Ficco said the reports typically come in overnight before dawn."The ground shifting, almost shaking," Ficco told WPVI-TV in a recent interview, describing some of the calls his and other area departments have received in the last several weeks. "The buildings are shaking, ceiling tiles are moving and windows are rattling,""Definitely disconcerting," he added. "I would say unnerving to some people."Ficco said two of his officers have heard the unidentified noise, and one of them also saw a flash of light."There was a flash of light and maybe several seconds before he heard the sound, and then the other officer who was further away heard the sound later than he did," the police chief told WPVI-TV. "They both thought it was coming from different directions."Some witnesses have described the noise as a loud thud, while others said it's more like an underground blast.Milford Township resident Samantha Ritter said she thought she heard a firework go off one night. But when she looked outside, there weren't any in sight, she said."I'm hearing like a firework kind of...sound," Ritter told WPVI-TV recently. "I looked out the window, thinking maybe [it was] neighbors setting off fireworks or something."The Pennsylvania State Police, who are leading the investigation into the reports, did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment Thursday.Spokespersons for the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said both agencies are assisting state police in the ongoing probe.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday released their forecast for this year's Atlantic hurricane season, predicting a near-normal or above-normal season.The forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher.Of those named storms, the forecasters predict five to nine could become hurricanes, including one to four major ones.Hurricanes have winds of 74 mph or higher, and major hurricanes are considered to be at least Category 3.An average hurricane season brings 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes.When is hurricane season?Hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov. 30. Peak hurricane season is from mid-August through mid-October, and the peak date for hurricane season on average is Sept. 10. Hurricanes, however, can occur year-round.NOAA will update this year's outlook in early August, just before peak season.How do hurricanes form?A group of thunderstorms will feed off the warmth and moisture of the ocean. Air then rises to form more storms and is replaced constantly by the surrounding air.Below all this air rising, low pressure develops.The storm will keep growing as long as it has three key ingredients: water temperatures at or above 79 degrees, open water and high pressure above the storm.  The combination of high wind speeds inside the storm, the storm's forward motion and the storm surge can lead to a disastrous hurricane.What are the hurricane categories?Category 1: Winds from 74 to 95 mph, which can damage homes, trees and power lines.Category 2: Winds reaching 96 to 110 mph. These extremely dangerous winds can uproot big trees, cause serious damage to homes and lead to power outages that last several days to weeks.Category 3: With winds from 111 to 129 mph, Category 3 is considered a major hurricane. Devastating damage can occur, and electricity and water might be unavailable for several weeks.Category 4: With winds from 130 to 156, Category 4 hurricanes bring catastrophic damage to homes, trees and power lines, and can make areas unlivable.Category 5: This is the highest category for hurricanes, with winds reaching 157 mph or higher. These hurricanes cause catastrophic damage by completely destroying buildings and houses, and can make areas completely unlivable.What happened last year?Hurricane Harvey pummeled Houston in August, followed by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and Florida in September -- both of which left behind severe flooding that destroyed and damaged homes and businesses.Before the Caribbean could recover from Irma, Hurricane Maria tore through just two weeks later, devastating Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm.Puerto Rico still hasn't recovered from Maria. The storm caused massive power outages and destruction to homes, hospitals and water treatment plants.The current death toll from Maria, according to the Puerto Rican government, is 64, but skepticism has lingered, with some Puerto Ricans and its officials believing the number is much higher.As of Tuesday, 99 percent of energy customers had access to electricity in Puerto Rico, leaving roughly 14,500 customers still without power. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Authorities in Cambridge are investigating an alleged sexual assault on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.The MIT Police Department said in a statement that they were notified that a woman was raped last weekend at a fraternity party on campus.The alleged incident took place early Saturday morning during a party at the Theta Delta Chi fraternity, according to a statement from MIT Police.The incident was reported to campus police on Wednesday evening. According to the statement, authorities said the woman first met and spoke with the alleged suspect during the party, and that they went together to the suspect’s fraternity house bedroom.In the bedroom, the woman said she “made clear that she did not want to have sex” and that the alleged suspect then raped her, according to the police statement, which said the woman reported having left the room immediately afterward.Spokespersons for the local and national chapters of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, nor did the university’s press office.Authorities have not publicly provided a description of the alleged suspect.
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  • ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Nearly a foot of rain has fallen in parts of west-central Georgia in the past three days, causing significant flooding.Further west, 2 to 3 inches of rain fell in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on Wednesday, causing major flash flooding on streets, stalling cars and stranding drivers.And more rain is on the way for the Southeast over the holiday weekend.Friday night into Saturday, the system is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico and possibly become the first tropical or subtropical depression of the season.By Sunday afternoon, this depression or tropical storm will move toward the Gulf Coast with heavy rain on its eastern side spreading over Florida.By Memorial Day, the storm will spread heavy rain from Florida to Louisiana, potentially bringing flash flooding.Some areas will see more than 6 inches of rain from Mississippi to Florida. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump in a letter directly to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced that he is canceling the much-anticipated nuclear summit."Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place."This is a developing story. Please refresh for details.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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