Lightning strikes pose danger to already fire-ridden West

Lightning strikes pose danger to already fire-ridden West

(LOS ANGELES) — Dry lightning is posing the threat for new fires to spark in a region already plagued by dozens of largely uncontained wildfires. The thunderstorms could generate after moisture as the deadly monsoons in the Southwest U.S. push north to areas such as southern Oregon, where the Bootleg…
Gun violence in America: Defining the problem

Gun violence in America: Defining the problem

(NEW YORK) -- It was lunchtime when a gun altered Crystal Turner's life. "I got the call at 12, noon," Turner recalled to ABC News. "My 29-year-old daughter Jenea and my 23-year-old son Donell were murdered together.” Jenea Harvison and her brother, Donell McDonald, were gunned down in Columbus, Ohio, by…
Provincetown implements indoor mask mandate after COVID-19 cluster grows to 551 cases

Provincetown implements indoor mask mandate after COVID-19 cluster grows to 551 cases

(PROVINCETOWN, Mass.) -- Officials in Provincetown, Massachusetts, voted unanimously during an emergency town meeting Sunday night to reimplement the town’s indoor mask mandate, amidst rapidly rising COVID-19 infections and community spread. Since data was last updated last week, the cluster has grown to a cumulative total of at least 551…
Seven dead in Utah after sandstorm causes series of car crashes

Seven dead in Utah after sandstorm causes series of car crashes

(MILLARD COUNTY, Utah) -- Seven people are dead in Utah after a sandstorm caused a series of car crashes Sunday, according to Utah Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. local time on Interstate 15 in Millard County and involved at least 20 vehicles. Several other people have been…
2 arrested after fatal shooting of Washington state sheriff’s deputy

2 arrested after fatal shooting of Washington state sheriff’s deputy

(SEATTLE) -- Two people were arrested after a Washington state sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the line of duty Friday night. After an "exhaustive search," a 28-year-old man, Abran Raya-Leon, and a 35-year-old woman, Misty M. Raya, were arrested on unrelated felony warrants, Vancouver, Washington, police said in a…
140,000 without power as storms rip through Michigan

140,000 without power as storms rip through Michigan

(DETROIT) -- Nearly 140,000 customers in Michigan are without power this morning after storms hit the Detroit area Saturday night. Poweroutage.us reports 138,990 customers in the state lack power. Ferocious storms whipped through the Detroit metro area and led to a tornado watch for other areas including Armada, ABC News…
Dixie Fire, California’s largest, forces evacuations amid a rapid spread

Dixie Fire, California’s largest, forces evacuations amid a rapid spread

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- More than 100 people were forced out of their homes overnight as California's largest wildfire continues to spread at a rapid pace. The Dixie Fire has now expanded to more than 190,000 acres -- increasing by 20,000 acres in just 24 hours -- prompting new mandatory evacuations…