Sweltering heat wave continues, with 16 states under heat alerts

Sweltering heat wave continues, with 16 states under heat alerts

(NEW YORK) -- Heat alerts are in effect on Thursday for more than 70 million Americans in 16 states, stretching from Kentucky to Maine.Maine on Wednesday saw blistering heat, including an all-time heat index record in Caribou, Maine. The city's temperatures reached 96 degrees, with a heat index of 103.Other…
Four injured in shooting at party at Oakland’s Lake Merritt, police say

Four injured in shooting at party at Oakland’s Lake Merritt, police say

(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- At least four people were injured on Wednesday night as gunfire erupted at an event on Lake Merritt, in Oakland, California, police said.More than 5,000 people had flocked to the area for the day's event, which was being monitored by 28 police officers and four sergeants, the…
Wildfire near LA spreads to more than 15,600 acres, 20% containment

Wildfire near LA spreads to more than 15,600 acres, 20% containment

(LOS ANGELES) -- A wind-whipped Southern California wildfire that started over the weekend ballooned to more than 15,600 acres on Monday, prompting the evacuation of more than 1,000 campers from a park, closing a popular recreation area on Father's Day and threatening a major freeway in and out of Los…
Multiple people shot at Michigan splash pad park, suspect dead: Police

Multiple people shot at Michigan splash pad park, suspect dead: Police

(ROCHESTER, Mich.) -- Nine people were shot, including two children, when a 42-year-old gunman allegedly unleashed a barrage of nearly 30 rounds at a splash pad park in Michigan Saturday afternoon, authorities said.The Oakland County Sheriff's office said the suspect was found dead after the shooting near the Brooklands Plaza…
Triple murder suspect on the loose in Arkansas: Police

Triple murder suspect on the loose in Arkansas: Police

(NEW YORK) -- An "armed and dangerous" suspect connected to three murders and a slew of other crimes across the country is on the loose in Arkansas, according to authorities.Stacy Lee Drake, 50, is wanted in connection with three homicides in Oklahoma, stemming from two separate carjackings, according to Arkansas…