Why the Texas Panhandle is seeing such explosive wildfires right now

Why the Texas Panhandle is seeing such explosive wildfires right now

(AMARILLO, Texas) -- Multiple fires are impacting the Texas Panhandle, including what has quickly grown to become the second-largest wildfire in Texas history.Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster declaration for 60 counties on Tuesday due to "widespread wildfire activity throughout the state." The largest of the blazes -- the Smokehouse…
Death chamber glitch halts execution of serial killer Thomas Creech

Death chamber glitch halts execution of serial killer Thomas Creech

(WASHINGTON) -- Serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech, Idaho's longest-serving death row inmate, was spared from death on Wednesday after the medical team assigned to administer a lethal injection failed to establish an IV line, preventing the execution from proceeding, officials said.The 73-year-old was to be executed at Idaho Maximum Security…
FirstNet outage concern for some law enforcement leaders

FirstNet outage concern for some law enforcement leaders

(NEW YORK) -- When FirstNet, the emergency communications network, went out of service last Thursday morning, some law enforcement officials who spoke with ABC News said they feared it would be impossible to communicate with first responders in a crisis.Born out of 9/11, the First Responder Network Authority was signed…
Florida lawmakers, advocates march in protest of anti-transgender legislation

Florida lawmakers, advocates march in protest of anti-transgender legislation

(TALLAHASSEE) -- Hundreds of transgender and nonbinary Floridians and allies are expected to march through the state capital in Tallahassee Wednesday in opposition to years-long legislative efforts targeting gender-diverse communities."As we march through the streets of Florida, let our collective voice echo: We will not be erased, legislated against, or…