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Murder of Ebby Steppach remains unsolved six years later

18-year-old Ebby vanished in October 2015, but her remains weren't found until May 2018.
8h ago

After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

The hazard trees could potentially fall onto people and cars, or they could create barriers for emergency and fire response, two national parks said.
Firefighters work to control the Windy Fire as trees burn in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, Calif., on Sept. 22, 2021.
Firefighters work to control the Windy Fire as trees burn in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, Calif., on Sept. 22, 2021.
9h ago

Massachusetts police recover body presumed to be missing boy

No charges have been filed in Elijah Lewis' death as of Saturday, but that could change based off the autopsy results, an official said.
Image: Elijah Lewis
Image: Elijah Lewis

More questions arise after remains of Brian Laundrie found

The search for Brian Laundrie is over and the nature reserve where he was discovered is now open. ​​The FBI says dental records confirm his identity, but more information is needed to determine how he died.
More questions arise after remains of Brian Laundrie found
More questions arise after remains of Brian Laundrie found

Chaos and confusion end in tragedy on ‘Rust’ film set

NBC News has learned the weapon that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souzza has misfired before and reportedly prompted several crew members to walk off set. Hours later, Alec Baldwin fired the deadly shot. New images of the star and what’s next in the investigation.
Chaos and confusion end in tragedy on ‘Rust’ film set
Chaos and confusion end in tragedy on ‘Rust’ film set
12h ago

No 'blank slate' jurors in county shaken by Ahmaud Arbery slaying

If enough people summoned to the court house keep expressing strong opinions, defense attorneys could ask the judge to halt jury selection and move the case to a different Georgia county.
Image: People participate in a demonstration called by nonprofit organization Transformative Justice Coalition demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Ga., on Oct. 22, 2021.
Image: People participate in a demonstration called by nonprofit organization Transformative Justice Coalition demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Ga., on Oct. 22, 2021.
14h ago

One dead, 7 wounded in shooting near Fort Valley State University during homecoming weekend

The person who died was not a Fort Valley State University student, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The GBI is investigating a shooting incident that happened at an off campus party in Fort Valley. A total of eight people were shot.  Of the eight people, one person has died.
The GBI is investigating a shooting incident that happened at an off campus party in Fort Valley. A total of eight people were shot.  Of the eight people, one person has died.
16h ago

'Nothing changed': Vaccinated but feeling at risk, some wonder when they’ll feel safe again

They got vaccinated but are not sure if they are fully protected. Now they wonder: When will we feel safe?
From left, Jemela Williams, Teresa M. Stallone and Terez Giuliana.
From left, Jemela Williams, Teresa M. Stallone and Terez Giuliana.

'They can't think': Covid patients suffer memory problems months after recovering

Even younger patients were affected by cognitive impairment and storing new memories.
A nurse checks on a patient in the ICU Covid-19 ward at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital  in Jonesboro, Ark., on Aug. 4, 2021.
A nurse checks on a patient in the ICU Covid-19 ward at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital  in Jonesboro, Ark., on Aug. 4, 2021.
20h ago

Alec Baldwin was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting, affidavit says

The assistant director yelled, "Cold gun," before the shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on set, a search warrant document said.
Image: Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer
Image: Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer
1d ago

Minneapolis officer charged in crash that killed innocent driver during pursuit

The July 6 crash killed Leneal Frazier, who was not involved in the chase. He was the uncle of the teen who filmed George Floyd's killing.
Image: Cheryl Frazier, sister of Leneal Frazier; Orlando Frazier, brother of Leneal; and Jamie Bradford, daughter of Leneal, embrace one another during a news conference outside of City Hall in Minneapolis on July 9, 2021.
Image: Cheryl Frazier, sister of Leneal Frazier; Orlando Frazier, brother of Leneal; and Jamie Bradford, daughter of Leneal, embrace one another during a news conference outside of City Hall in Minneapolis on July 9, 2021.