At least 1 dead as wildfires tear through Texas Panhandle

At least 1 dead as wildfires tear through Texas Panhandle

Several large wildfires continue to tear through northern Texas, including one that has grown into the second-largest blaze in state history.The Smokehouse Creek Fire that ignited in Hutchinson County remained active as of Wednesday night, having burned an estimated 850,000 acres and was just 3% contained, according to the Texas…
At least 1 dead and several others injured in Orlando shooting

At least 1 dead and several others injured in Orlando shooting

At least one person is dead and several others have been injured following a shooting in Orlando, Florida, police said.At approximately 11 p.m., officers from the Orlando Police Department responded to the area of Iron Wedge Drive and South Lake Orlando in reference to several shots fired and, upon arrival,…
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…