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WTNH-TV(NEW HAVEN, N.H.) -- Connecticut police have made multiple arrests in connection with 76 overdose cases at a New Haven park.

First responders found numerous people who appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green on Wednesday, with 25 of those overdoses occurring within a three-hour span in the morning and some four to six at a time, officials said.

Seventy-one people suffering from apparent overdoses were transported to local hospitals from the New Haven Green, according Dave Hartman with New Haven Police.

Another 5 people refused medical attention and were not in enough distress to be transported for treatment, he said.

Three arrests have been made in the case, Hartman said, but officials cannot say for certain if all three arrested or just one of them are directly responsible for the overdoses. Their names have not been released and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police believe all the overdoses are from K-2, also known as synthetic marijuana.

The victims appeared to be suffering from a "multiple of signs and symptoms ranging from vomiting, hallucinating, high blood pressure, shallow breathing, semi-conscious and unconscious states," Rick Fontana, director of the city's Office of Emergency Operations, told ABC News. Two people had life-threatening symptoms, he added.

"There have been a couple individuals that were certainly more sicker than others," Fontana told reporters at a press conference Wednesday morning. "We are doing our best to get people to the hospital in the safest, most practical and efficient manner. We have no deaths reported."

New Haven Fire Chief John Alston Jr. said emergency crews were overwhelmed with "multiple" 911 calls about people who were experiencing overdose symptoms or were passed out on the New Haven Green just after 8 a.m. local time. First responders sprinted across the park from victim to victim as more calls came in.

"Even while we were trying to return people to service, they were passing victims on the ground," Alston told reporters.

The overdoses were concentrated on the New Haven Green but because it's now dark the incident is beginning to branch out to different parts of the city, where more people are being found, police said.

Victims were given several doses of naloxone, an antidoe for narcotic overdoses, both on the scene and at the hospital.

"It's a nationwide problem," Alston said of drug overdoses. "This is a problem that's not going away."

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iStock/Thinkstock(CAPE COD, Mass.) -- A beach on the coast of Cape Cod has been closed after a swimmer was bitten by a shark, officials said.

The coastal town of Truro announced that Longnook Beach has been closed to swimming due to the shark attack on Wednesday afternoon.

The 61-year-old man appears to have been bitten in the leg on Wednesday afternoon and was taken to a local Boston hospital aboard a medical helicopter, ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV reported.

He told first responders that he was standing in the water about 30 yards offshore when he was bitten, according to WCVB-TV. He suffered puncture wounds to his torso as well, the station reported.

Witnesses nearby attempted to stop the bleeding, Kerstin Peter Leitner, a graduate from the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, told WCVB-TV.

"We grabbed all the towels that we could, put them on him to stop the bleeding," Leitner said.

No one in the area had cellphone service, so someone had to run to a nearby home to call 911, witness Molly Tobin, another nursing school graduate, told the station.

The man's condition is unclear.

Several shark sightings have been reported in the area in recent days, according to WCVB-TV.

An increase in the gray and harbor seal population in the Cape Cod region has attracted great white sharks to the area, according to the station.

The incident marked the first shark attack in Massachusetts since 2012, WCVB-TV reported. The 2012 attack also happened in Turo.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Town of Frederick, CO(FREDERICK, Colo.) -- A pregnant Colorado mother and her two young daughters have mysteriously vanished -- and local police are vowing to "not rest until we have the answers."

Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters -- Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4 -- were reported missing on Monday, according to the police department in Frederick, which is about 35 miles north of Denver.

Police were notified Monday by a concerned family friend who hadn't heard from Watts, who is 15 weeks pregnant, police said.

Police are now asking for the public's help to find the missing mother and young girls.

"There is a lot at stake here and we are exploring all avenues," Frederick Police Sgt. Ian Albert said Wednesday. "We are working around the clock on this case and will not rest until we have the answers we are looking for."

There's no reason to believe the public is at risk, Albert added.

When the mother and daughters disappeared, Watts' phone, purse and keys were left behind at home, said her husband, Chris Watts, according to ABC affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver.

"When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing. Vanished. Nothing was here," he told KMGH-TV.

"My kids are my life," the worried husband and father told KMGH. "I mean, those smiles light up my life."

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are helping local police with the case.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Frederick Police Department at 720-382-5700.

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iStock/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Police used a Taser on a 13-year-old gun-toting runaway in Alabama, whom authorities say fled from police as they approached him and reached into his pocket before being shocked and taken into custody this morning.

A .38 caliber revolver was recovered from the teen's pocket, a Birmingham police spokesperson told ABC News -- declining to disclose whether or not the weapon was loaded.

The boy was briefly hospitalized and later returned to police custody, where he is expected to be turned over to the family courts system, according to Birmingham police sergeant Johnny Williams, who added that the young man is "fine."

Authorities were responding to an early morning report of two juveniles with a gun near Birmingham's Green Acres Middle School. As police approached the pair and demanded they put their hands in the air, the 13-year old turned and ran, reaching into his pocket as he fled, Williams said.

That's when police used the stun gun.

The boy is originally from the Woodstock area of Alabama, but was in custody of the state Department of Human Resources when he ran away. While no charges have been filed against him to date, authorities said his case would be handled by the juvenile court system.

A 15-year-old teen at the scene, who was not carrying a weapon, was not charged. Instead police called his parents, Williams said.

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ABC(POINT PLEASANT, N.J) -- A New Jersey gift shop employee has been fired after she told seven black girls they were not welcome and ordered them to leave the store.

A video posted online showing part of the Aug. 10 incident at Jenkinson’s Aquarium Gift Shop in Point Pleasant Beach went viral, sparking outrage and making headlines across the country.

"The gift shop employee has been terminated effective immediately," Jenkinson's Boardwalk said in a statement Tuesday, while not naming the woman.

"This incident does not reflect the core values of the boardwalk. In our 90-year history, Jenkinson’s has always been and will continue to be the place where people from all races, religions, ages, genders, and cultures are welcome.”

Attiyya Barrett, the woman who had posted the video on Facebook, said Jenkinson's actions were a step in the right direction.

"I'm very happy about that," she told ABC News. "The girls are going to be very excited when I tell them."

Barrett heads an organization, Princess to Queenz, that offers summer camps and tutoring programs for children. The seven girls were part of a group of 40 girls from Paterson, New Jersey, between the ages of 7 and 14, whom she and a few other adults had taken to the shore as part of a summer camp. Some of the girls were seeing the Jersey Shore for the first time.

The employee initially told the girls to come back with a chaperone but even after they did so, she told them to leave, Barrett said. "Meanwhile, there were other white girls unattended and playing with items and they were not asked to leave," she added.

That's when she stepped in and began recording the video. Her Facebook post of the video has been shared more than 72,000 times as of Wednesday morning.

In the video, as Barrett pans the camera from the girls' faces to that of the employee, the employee tells her, "They're not welcome in here."

The girls were devastated by what happened, Barrett said, adding that they were crying and distraught on the long bus ride home. Such incidents are not new to the lives of black people, she said. "Honestly, I think that they just have never stopped," she said.

"The difference now is social media. Now we're able to capture these things on video and it just seems like they're more prevalent. But in my opinion, that is what people of color deal with every day."


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iStock/Thinkstock(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- Sexual assault survivors shared their stories after a Pennsylvania grand jury report accused hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of assaulting children.

Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, several of them detailed heart-wrenching accounts of alleged sexual abuse against 301 priests across six of the state’s eight dioceses.

“Who would’ve believed me?” Robert Corby, now 83, said Tuesday. “A priest in 1948 or '47 would abuse you? Do that? Never heard of such a thing because they covered it up. They targeted me because I was fatherless.”

Pennsylvania’s attorney general released the scathing report that revealed the results of a two-year investigation into hundreds of sexual abuse allegations. The probe found that at least 1,000 children had been abused at the hands of Catholic clergy members, dating back to the 1940s.

“Predators in every diocese weaponized the Catholic faith and used it as a tool of their abuse,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tuesday. “Priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing, they hid it all. For decades.”

Another survivor, Sean Dougherty, 48, said he believes he’d been ”groomed” for abuse by the church at a young age.

“When you have the priest touching you every day, you know, that’s a hard memory to have,” Dougherty said. “You’re being groomed to get used to a grown man’s hands, you know, on you, regularly.

“This is not a vendetta against the church. We’re called survivors for a reason,” he added.

The investigation was based on official documents and secret archives from the church, according to the report. High-level church leaders allegedly covered up the abuse for years, fostering a "circle of secrecy,” Shapiro said.

“The cover up was sophisticated and, all the while, church leadership kept records of the abuse and the cover-up,” Shapiro said Tuesday. “They sought to do the same things that senior church leaders and the diocese we investigated have done for decades: bury the sexual abuse by priests upon children and cover it up forever. Shamefully.”

Pennsylvania’s report named hundreds of what it called “predator priests,” including one in Harrisburg, the late Rev. Augustine Giella, who allegedly molested five sisters from one family in the 1980s.

A Catholic school teacher reported the priest after hearing disturbing allegations but church officials dealt with the matter quietly, according to the grand jury. Giella retired voluntarily in 1988 and continued to molest girls into the 1990s, a common pattern in so many cases, according to the report.

Shapiro also called out Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the former bishop of Pittsburgh. Wuerl helped to protect allegedly abusive priests during his time as bishop of Pittsburgh, according to the report.

In his defense, Wuerl said in a statement, “While I understand this report may be critical of some of my actions, I believe the report confirms that I acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse.”

"I sincerely hope that a just assessment of my actions, past and present, and my continuing commitment to the protection of children will dispel any notions otherwise made by this report."

The Pennsylvania grand jury concluded that he reported some allegedly abusive priests to the Vatican but allowed other individual parishes to resolve the accusations in other cases.


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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Wednesday marked a "bittersweet day" for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who returned to class for the first time since the February massacre, the superintendent said.

"Everyone's glad to get back and be reunited," Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said at a news conference Wednesday morning. "But it's six months away from the tragedy, which feels like it happened just yesterday."

Seventeen students and staff were killed in the Valentine's Day mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas. The alleged shooter, a former student, was arrested.

"A lot of emotions going on," Runcie continued Wednesday. "It's still a challenging time for many of the students and faculty."

The district is providing "an enormous amount of support" to returning students, according to the superintendent, including counselors, social workers, behavior therapists and therapy dogs.

Ahead of the new school year, security at Stoneman Douglas was "significantly enhanced," Runcie said, including permanently doubling security staff, updating and adding more surveillance cameras and adding and upgrading intercom systems.

More fences were also added and classroom doors will now lock automatically, he said.

Beyond Stoneman Douglas, the school district is increasing the number of mental health counselors and social workers and enhancing its threat assessment teams, the superintendent said.

Runcie stressed that the more important element is to have "discipline around how we enforce protocols at the school." Manning the campus gates when they are open and locking the gates when school is in session are part of it.

Although the district now plans to hold active assailant drills at least once a month at its schools, Runcie said, Stoneman Douglas students will be notified ahead of time about the drills that may bring up traumatic memories.

As Stoneman Douglas sophomore Lauren Hogg returns to class, she told ABC News' "Start Here" podcast that school is "never going to be normal again."

Hogg, 15, is one of the Stoneman Douglas students-turned-activists who launched a youth-led movement to push for gun reform.

"I wish we didn't have to experience this new normal," Hogg said. "I can't help but constantly think about not only myself and my friends at my school, but constantly thinking about my friends at other schools who don't have as many safety precautions as we now do, and I worry about them."

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Courtesy Catherine Lunt(SALT LAKE CITY) -- This 6-year-old girl has put our shopping game to shame.

Katelyn Lunt, a first-grader from Utah, recently ordered $350 worth of Barbies and a toy pony from her mother's Amazon account and now her mom is using it as a teachable moment.

"Our family came home and the truck pulls up and all of these boxes are being pulled out of the truck," mom Catherine Lunt told "Good Morning America."

She had no idea about her daughter's online splurge.

Lunt said that Katelyn was told she could order one Barbie as a prize for doing extra chores. Turns out, Katelyn had bought much more than that.

While checking on another order, Lunt saw a few items had been ordered that she didn't recognize and was able to cancel them. Two pages of items however, had already shipped.

The family decided that they should donate the toys to kids at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Amazon did not immediately respond to ABC's request for comment on the Lunts' story.

But Katelyn is not the first child to spend lavlishly on the service.

Last year, 6-year-old Brooke Neitzel of Dallas, Texas, used her parents' Echo to buy a $160 dollhouse and four pounds of cookies.

"I just asked her if she could order a dollhouse and some cookies," Brooke told "GMA" at the time. "She said, 'Do you want this?' and I said yes."

Brooke's parents also turned the incident into a learning experience by donating the dollhouse to a local children’s hospital.

In regards to Brooke's story, Amazon told ABC News in a statement in 2017, "You must ask Alexa to order a product and then confirm the purchase with a ‘yes’ response to purchase via voice. If you asked Alexa to order something on accident, simply say ‘no’ when asked to confirm. You can also manage your shopping settings in the Alexa app, such as turning off voice purchasing or requiring a confirmation code before every order."

The company did not indicate whether it is taking steps to make it harder for children to access the Echo without an adult’s permission.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Northeast is finally getting a break from rain Wednesday and Thursday, but a new storm is on the way for Friday with more heavy rain.

A deluge Tuesday morning left more than 7 inches of rain in just four hours in Pulaski, New York, while Seneca County, New York, got almost 9 inches of rain Tuesday.

A new storm is already developing in the Plains and bringing flooding rain to parts of the area.

Tuesday was the rainiest August day in Oklahoma City history, as more than 5 inches of rain fell -- most of it falling in just a few hours. Numerous water rescues were performed as people got stuck in their cars due to the high water levels.

As the new storm system slowly moves east Wednesday morning, flood watches and warnings have been issued in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.

By Wednesday afternoon, the storm system moves north and east into the Mississippi River Valley and parts of the Midwest with heavy rain and storms.

The storm system begins to move into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley by Thursday afternoon and brings heavy rain with it.

Large areas could see more than 3 inches of rain through the end of the week from Oklahoma to New England. Locally, some areas could see near a half a foot. Flash flooding is possible through the next several days as this storm system moves north and east.

Heat, fire in West

Vancouver, Washington, hit 90 degrees on Tuesday, marking the 27th 90-degree day of the year -- a tie for the record, set in 1906, with plenty of days left in summer.

Red flag warnings have been issued for Wyoming, Nevada, California and Oregon as winds could gust to 50 mph on Wednesday.

Also, hot weather continues Wednesday with the temperature reaching close to 90 in Seattle and nearly 100 for parts of California and the northern Rockies.

Over the next couple of days, a much-needed relief from the heat is forecast for the Pacific Northwest, but it will get hotter in California and parts of the Southwest.

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Spencer and Jessica Christiansen(ALTA, Wyo.) -- Out of fuel for fire and battling frostbite, a young couple says they were prepared to die when emergency officers rescued them from a freezing-cold ice cave over the weekend.

Spencer and Jessica Christiansen were soaking wet and fighting hypothermia when rescue workers pulled them out of the total darkness of an unmapped ice cave in Wyoming on Sunday night 30 hours after they entered and lost their way.

“You know you're headed down to your death and they found us just right before we had to burn the last of what we had left to survive a few more hours,” Jessica Christiansen told “Good Morning America” in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. “We knew we only had about an hour or two before we would've died.”

After getting drenched in a waterfall, the Christiansens said they burned their backpacks, some of their gear and even clumps of her hair in an effort to stay warm. But they eventually ran out of things to burn.

“We were so cold, shivering and our fingers were numb because our gloves were soaked from going through river canals so we decided for a moment to slow down, make a fire, get some energy and food,” Spencer Christiansen told “GMA.” “We were clammed up, we were miserable, we were wet, so we had to think of what we were going to do next.”

The Idaho couple spent three weeks researching the cave and took all the necessary precautions before they entered, but “incorrect information” caused them to lose their way, he said.

“I was excited! I just wanted a quick adventure. I wanted to have a good adventure for a day,” Spencer Christiansen said. “I spent three weeks, nonstop, to try and gather as much info as possible. ... We came up with very little.”

The husband and wife, both experienced climbers, said they entered the Darby Canyon Ice Cave early Saturday morning with plans to explore for a few hours. The trip was a birthday celebration for Spencer, whose birthday came on Aug. 12, the day they were rescued.

They left their 1-year-old daughter, Aurora, with her grandmother and told the family to notify the police if they didn’t return the next day.

The families' decision to call for help Sunday morning may have saved the couple’s lives, according to Teton County Undersheriff Matt Carr.

“They did have a plan. They told [their family] if they weren't back by a certain time to give us a call,” Carr told “GMA.” At least that triggered us to get going in the right direction because it does sound like the condition we found them in was pretty important that we get moving in the direction as soon as possible.”

Carr said the cave is like a maze and only expert spelunkers are encouraged to explore it. Jessica fell 20 feet while climbing a frozen waterfall at one point, but Spencer thankfully caught her to avoid even further disaster.

“The cave is a series of large caverns and tight crawls and there are areas where you are literally on your hands and toes trying to squeeze through and then that connects to some larger caverns as well,” Carr said. “There is a lot of running water, ice cold water, running throughout there that you have to cross to get in.”

Rescuers found the pair shivering and unable to move when they arrived.

Both are doing well now, though they were treated for frostbite on their hands.

Search and rescue volunteer K.C. Bess said it took the team between five and six hours to locate the couple.

“Where we found them they were 25 feet up in a small hole or cavern and one of our team members had to ascend up a rope to get to them, do an assessment on them, [and] build an anchor to help them repel out of that spot,” Bess told “GMA.” “They were starting to really shiver a lot, shaking, and showing some signs of hypothermia.”

The couple believes they were rescued just in time.

“It's really scary to think you're leaving a child with no parents and no way out. It's really cold and it's really scary to face your death for sure,” Jessica Christiansen said. “The scariest part it got to was when Spencer was scared. I had total faith in him the whole time to get me out of there, but when I saw how scared he was I knew it was the end for us.”

She says the “terrifying” experience has changed her and her husband for the better.

“Things that were important before, definitely aren't anymore. ... I can't watch regular TV or look at Instagram or Facebook because selfies aren't important anymore, I don't care,” Jessica Christiansen said.

Her husband echoed her sentiments, calling the exploration an adventure that he’ll never forget.

“You kinda get to the point where you say you kinda realize what's important and what's not,” he said. “That comes after you escape but when you get to that point, the things that you stressed about so much are usually tiny pathetic things that don't even actually matter in the big scale.”


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ABC News(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are headed back to class today in Parkland, Florida, six months after 17 people were killed in a shooting.

Some of the students returning spent the summer working as full-time activists and traveling across the country with "March for Our Lives" to fight for gun reform. One of the youngest members, 15-year-old Lauren Hogg, told ABC News' "Start Here" podcast that she's going back to school as a sophomore knowing "it's never going to be normal again."

"I wish we didn't have to experience this new normal," she said. "I wish it was just like every other year -- I'd pick out my clothes, I'd have a good time -- but this year, I can't help but constantly think about not only myself and my friends at my school, but constantly thinking about my friends at other schools who don't have as many safety precautions as we now do, and I worry about them."

Earlier this month, Broward County Public Schools announced new security measures for its schools, including adding 2,500 cameras to a network of 10,000 upgraded surveillance cameras on school campuses, placing at least one school resource officer or an armed school safety officer on every school campus, holding more frequent lock-down drills, and expanding mental health services.

The district is no longer requiring students to carry clear backpacks, a rule that was mocked by some students when it was implemented, including Hogg, who tweeted at the time: "My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA's agenda."

She told "Start Here" she was "kind of happy about" the change because she didn't think the clear backpacks "were very helpful at all."

She and her brother David Hogg gained national attention in the wake of the tragedy when they became leading voices in the debate over gun control - one that she knows will continue in the coming years.

"I'm the youngest one in the original March for Our Lives group and I'll be there for three more years, so you don't have to worry about us giving up."

When asked what she'd say to the freshmen today, Hogg, who was a freshman herself when the shooting took place, said bluntly, "It's going to be difficult," but added she would do her best to make the students feel welcome at a school that's "like a family."

"I'm willing to welcome them with arms open, you know, like so many other kids at my school and we're just there for them because we want them to have that experience that we didn't get to have our whole freshman year."



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Taos County Sheriffs Office(AMALIA, N.M.) --A New Mexico judge agreed on Monday to release five suspects who were arrested on child abuse charges and were alleged to have been training the children to carry out school shootings. The decision to release the suspects on bond came against the wishes of the sheriff's department and FBI.

The suspects -- two men and three women -- were arrested last week at a makeshift compound in Amalia, New Mexico, where authorities rescued 11 emaciated children living in filthy conditions with very little food and no clean water, according to police.

Judge Sarah Backus ordered the suspects -- Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Lucas Morton, 40, Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 37, and Subhannah Wahhaj, 35 -- released on $20,000 bond each on Monday evening and ordered them to wear ankle monitors until trial, the Taos County Sheriff's Office announced.

Leveille, who is a native of Haiti, was transferred to custody of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday, the Taos County Sheriff's Office said.

Wahhaj is still being held on an outstanding warrant from Georgia stemming from the allegation he kidnapped his 4-year-old son.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the other three defendants remained in jail pending fulfillment of their conditions for release, according to the sheriff's office.

District Court Judge Sarah Backus outlined her reasons for granting release to the suspects in a 19-point written order filed on Tuesday.

"The Court is aware that it will receive criticism about this decision," Backus wrote. "The canons of judicial ethics require that judges not concern themselves with public opinion and base their decisions on the law and the evidence presented in Court. The defendants are innocent until they are proved to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

"In Court, the burden was on the prosecution to prove its case and it did not do so," the written order went on to say. "For that reason, the Court has denied the motion for detention without bond."

The order does outline 12 strict conditions for their release, including weekly contact with their attorneys, adding that the suspects must also cooperate with the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Division (CYFD), where the children are being held in protective custody. They will remain under house arrest, have ankle-monitoring bracelets, may not possess drugs or weapons, and must not visit the compound.

The Taos County sheriff, undersheriff, prosecutors and an FBI agent involved in the case had argued the five adults should not be released, Albuquerque ABC affiliate KOAT reported. The judge, however, said they failed to articulate a "specific threat."

Police discovered the decrepit compound, located near the Colorado state line, while searching for Wahhaj's 4-year-old son, Abdul, but he was not there. His mother reported him missing late last year and claimed his father kidnapped him.

Investigators found the malnourished children, ages 1 to 15, barefoot and wearing "rags for clothing," according to a complaint. Authorities recovered the buried remains of a young boy during a subsequent search of the compound on Aug. 9.

Prosecutors believe the remains were that of Wahhaj's son, who is disabled, according KOAT, but investigators say it could take weeks to verify the child's identification.



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iStock/Thinkstock(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- A Florida man charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting he claimed was an act of self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law made his first court appearance Tuesday as prosecutors released investigative reports alleging he had a history of threatening people with guns.

Michael Drejka, 48, made a brief appearance for a bond hearing via video in Pinellas County court in Clearwater, wearing orange jail clothes and flip-flops, watched by two sheriff's deputies from a holding cell.

Judge Joseph Bulone ordered that Drejka remain in custody on $100,000 bond and asked the defendant if he could afford an attorney.

"No," Drejka said.

Bulone said he would appoint a public defender for Drejka, who has not yet entered a plea.

Watching the hearing from the front row of the courtroom were the father and girlfriend of Markeis McGlockton, 28, the man Drejka allegedly shot dead in a dispute over a parking space.

It was the first time Britany Jacobs, McGlockton's girlfriend of nine years and the mother of his three young children, had seen Drejka since he approached her and her children outside a convenience store in Clearwater and allegedly berated her about parking her car in a handicapped spot.

A security video showed McGlockton, 28, coming out of the store and shoving Drejka to the ground. The footage captured Drejka, who has a concealed-weapons permit, pulling a .40-caliber Glock handgun and shooting McGlockton.

"I can tell my kids now that the police got the bad man," Jacobs said after the hearing.

Jacobs said she still hasn't been able to tell her children, including her oldest son, 5-year-old Markeis Jr., that their father is dead.

"I'm still answering their questions about when daddy is going to wake up," she said. "And all I can tell them is, daddy is resting right now."

Bulone told Drejka that if he does make bond, he must surrender any guns he has to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, wear an ankle monitor and stay within the county. Bulone also ordered Drejka not to contact Jacobs or any member of McGlockton's family.

Asked if he had any questions, Drejka answered, "No."

The court hearing came a day after Bernie McCabe, the state attorney for Pinellas County, rejected Drejka's claim of self-defense, charged him with manslaughter and had a warrant issued for his arrest.

"Michael Drejka, without lawful justification and by his own act, did kill Markeis McGlockton," reads a complaint filed by prosecutors.

The complaint also says Drejka allegedly threatened to shoot three different individuals, pulling guns on two people in road-rage incidents dating back to 2012.

Three months before McGlockton's shooting, Drejka, who is white, threatened to shoot a black man for parking in a handicapped space at the same store where McGlockton was shot confronting Drejka, according to the complaint.

The man's boss told detectives Drejka later called him to complain about his worker, telling him "he was lucky that he didn't blow his employee's head off," the complaint alleges.

In another incident, an 18-year-old man told Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies in 2012 that Drejka flashed a black handgun at him during a road-rage incident. The teenager told deputies the altercation started when he stopped at a light that turned had yellow, and Drejka, who was behind him, allegedly honked and yelled at him, and pointed the handgun at him from his driver's-side window, according to the complaint.

The teenager did not wish to press charges against Drejka, the complaint says.

On Dec. 12, 2012, a woman told Largo, Florida, police that a man in a black Toyota truck, later identified at Drejka, pointed a gun at her and her passengers.

"When Largo Police talked to Michael Drejka, he stated that the female driver was driving too slowly through a school zone," according to the complaint.

Drejka denied pulling a gun on the woman, and police let him go when they did not find a firearm in his truck, the complaint says.

Following the McGlockton shooting, detectives had Drejka reenact the confrontation in a police station interview room.

Drejka sat on the ground and pointed his arms outstretched toward a detective, according to the complaint.

"Michael Drejka directed [the detective] to back up, at which point [the detective] had stepped all the way to the wall and could not retreat any further," the complaint reads. "The interview room where the enactment took place is a 10 x 10 foot room. Based upon this reenactment, Michael Drejka demonstrated that Markeis McGlockton was in excess of 10 feet from him when he shot him."

During the interview with detectives, Drejka "maintained his actions were in self-defense," the complaint says. He told detectives that when McGlockton "tackled" him to the ground he was "in fear" and pulled his gun from a holster on the right side of his body and fired once.

"Michael Drejka stated no words were exchanged by him or McGlockton. He did not see McGlockton's hands or face. He saw his legs and said he made a twitch towards him and he fired the gun in self-defense," according to the complaint.

Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents Jacobs, said Drejka should have been arrested the day of the shooting. But Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri initially declined to arrest Drejka because he had invoked the "stand your ground" law.

"The charges are only one step in this journey -- to get justice for the unbelievable killing of Markeis McGlockton in front of his children," Crump said after Tuesday's hearing. "They understand when you look at the history of the state of Florida and 'stand your ground' that this doesn't equal a conviction. All of America is watching Clearwater, Florida, to see if there will be equal justice for Markeis McGlockton. ... If the facts were in reverse, nobody would doubt what the outcome would be."



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KATU-TV(VANCOUVER, Wash.) -- Prosecutors in Washington will consider charging an 18-year-old woman who pushed her teenage friend off a bridge, sending her plummeting 60 feet to the river below and leaving her with multiple injuries, officials said Tuesday.

Clark County Major Crimes unit investigators wrapped up their probe of the incident that occurred earlier this month at the Moulton Falls Bridge near Vancouver, Washington, and are turning over their findings to prosecutors, said Brent Waddell, a spokesman for the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

"The case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor's Office for appropriate charging," Waddell said in a statement.

Waddell said the suspected pusher, Taylor Smith, has been cooperating with investigators.

Smith allegedly pushed 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson off the bridge on August 7, officials said.

Surveillance camera footage shows the girl was standing on a bridge ledge and was pushed off by another girl standing behind her.

Holgerson initially wanted to jump off the bridge after she saw a friend do it, she told ABC affiliate station KATU-TV in Portland. But Smith allegedly pushed her from behind before she was ready to leap, officials said.

Holgerson hit the water with a belly flop, leaving her with several broken ribs, a bruised esophagus and an injured trachea.

"I went to the top of the bridge and my other -- my friend ... she came up to the bridge with me," Holgerson told Portland. "And so, she was counting down, but I didn't think anything of it. And I was like, 'No, don't count down, like, I won't go if you count down. I'm not ready.' And then, she pushed me."

Holgerson said she didn't feel any pain but adrenaline hit her after she was pushed into the water.

"And then an EMT that was off-duty helped me onto the rocks and just a whole bunch of people surrounding me were helping me, calming me down," Holgerson said.

"In the air I was trying to push myself forward, so I could be like straight up and down that make my head hit first but that definitely did not work," she told KATU during the interview at a hospital.

She said she's just grateful to be alive.

"I am happy to be OK," she said.

Smith did not return ABC News' request for comment.

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Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority(NEW YORK) -- Nearly 11 months after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of the customers that lost power due to the storm have access to the grid as they now have electricity.

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) confirmed to ABC News that two families in the mountainous area of Ponce were the final customers brought back online.

The bankrupt utility company said Tuesday that today represents the end of the restoration of power to customers that are able to get power. PREPA says that the homes of customers with damaged or destroyed means of getting electricity will have to call the company after they make the necessary fixes to get power again. There's an unannounced number of customers without power living in El Yunque rainforest, and PREPA's waiting for the Forest Service to approve the installation of energy poles, the company said.

It has been 328 days since Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island as a category 4 storm, plunging the island into darkness, decimating the electrical grid, causing nearly $140 billion in damage and claiming countless lives. And, despite the good news, blackouts and brownouts are a part of daily life on the island.

PREPA engineer Carlos Alvarado detailed to ABC News the complexity of Tuesday's operation.

"We spent more than two weeks working to make roads with excavators bringing and raising electrical poles, doing all the preparation," Alvarado said. "And, today, the aerial operations unit to bring electrical cables."

The wires were connected to the generator that delivered power to the homes of the two families.

The two families reside in Ponce’s mountainous Barrio Real Anon. One of the families would go to a relative’s home in the evenings and then back to their home during the day, according to Alvarado.

He said the families were emotional when the power came back.

PREPA has faced recent organizational turmoil with two CEOs resigning in the same number of weeks after a storm of controversy surrounding the salary of one of the CEOs. In June, then-PREPA CEO Walter Higgins told The Associated Press that it would take an additional two months for the organization to restore power to 100 percent of its customers. The island entered the Atlantic hurricane season with 10,200 people without power.

In a statement to ABC News, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) called Tuesday "an important milestone" for the island's recovery but acknowledged there's a lot of work to do.

"FEMA, its federal partners and the government of Puerto Rico are undertaking one of the largest post-disaster reconstruction efforts in U.S. history," Juan A. Rosado-Reynes, a FEMA spokesperson, said. "Today, electricity is flowing, water systems are operating, traffic is moving, airports and seaports are operating and permanent reconstruction has already begun."

FEMA has disbursed a total of $2.1 billion in mission assignments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for emergency power restoration efforts and a total of $1.19 billion in public assistance grants to PREPA for grid restoration expenses.

In mid-October, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced a benchmark of Dec. 15 to reach 95 percent of electricity distribution on the island.

ABC News has reached out to Rossello for comment on Tuesday's restoration and will update this story when we hear back.

This milestone in Puerto Rico marks the end of the longest blackout in American history.

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