WLS-TV/abc7 Facebook fan Joe Napolitano shared this video of a tornado touchdown near Rochelle, Ill. on April 9, 2015.
A dumpster fire sent smoke through a high-rise apartment building on the University of Pennsylvania campus early Friday morning.
Meteorologist David Murphy says the weekend is a bit cooler, but sunny and nice.
A firefighter was injured in a house blaze in the Frankford section of Philadelphia early Friday morning.
(Reuters) - One child died and a second boy was in a "grave condition" after the car they were in with two adults drove into the water at the Port of Los Angeles on Thursday, officials and local media said. The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that the two adults swam from the car to the surface at around 6 p.m. local time, while the children had to be rescued from the submerged vehicle near Berth 73. Both of the children were described by the fire department as being in a "grave condition", after being pulled from the car. The Los Angeles Times, citing local officials, reported later that one of the boys, a thirteen-year-old, had died.
(Reuters) - A gunman was taken into custody after kidnapping a woman, shooting a security guard at a gate outside the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland, and then trading gunfire with Washington, D.C., police on Thursday evening, officials said. Washington, D.C., police responded to a call about an armed kidnapping around 5:30 p.m. local time, and then another call about the shooting at the Census Bureau building in Suitland, Maryland, about half an hour later, Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters. Lanier said the suspect forced a woman into a green Honda and then drove to the government building and shot a guard who approached the vehicle while the two people inside the car were having a "domestic fight." The guard was shot in the upper body and taken to a local hospital in "extremely critical condition," said Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's new chief of diversity programs says he knows why he's the right fit for the job after a racist video roiled the school last month: He experienced discrimination when he was a student at the Norman campus in the 1990s.
Want to be king, queen, president or grand potentate of your very own country? All you really need to do is proclaim yourself as one, come up with a catchy name and make a flag. "Most micronations are one-man shows, to be completely honest with you," says President Kevin Baugh of the Republic of Molossia
ST. LOUIS (AP) — At least one large tornado touched down Thursday night in central Illinois, and authorities said initial reports indicate there was significant damage.
"It's almost impossible to get an agency to do an impartial internal affairs investigation. First of all, the investigators doing it are co-workers of the person being investigated. Number two, there's always the tendency on the part of the departments to believe the officers." — Melvin Tucker, a former FBI agent and police chief in four southern cities, on law enforcement probes after a white South Carolina police officer shot to death an unarmed black man.
A vacation cabin that disappeared off its foundation in eastern Washington state has been located several miles away, apparently stolen using a flatbed truck by people who intended to live in it, a law enforcement official said on Thursday. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office said deputies found the missing log cabin in a rural area near Springdale after receiving information about its whereabouts. We do have suspects," said Steven County Sheriff Kendle Allen, who added that it appears the suspects had been living in the building. The cabin's owner, Chris-Haney Hempel, said she and her family discovered the building missing on Tuesday, about two weeks after they last used it.
An Associated Press investigation documented 268 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and January 2015. Here's a look at some of those breaches.
A year ago, 15-year-old Yahya Abdi climbed the fence protecting the airport in San Jose, California, hoisted himself into a parked plane's wheel well and survived a long, freezing flight to Hawaii.
One man tossed his bike over a fence and pedaled across a runway at Chicago O'Hare, stopping to knock on a terminal door. Another rammed a sports-utility vehicle through a security gate at Philadelphia International and sped down a runway as a plane was about to land.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A car with four people inside plunged off a road into Los Angeles harbor Thursday night, leaving a 13-year-old boy dead and an 8-year-old boy hospitalized in grave condition, authorities said.
HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff on Thursday ordered an immediate investigation after deputies were recorded beating and kicking a man who fled in a car and on horseback.
An armed man kidnapped a woman, shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Thursday before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire that left the suspect and a police officer wounded, authorities said.
WALDPORT, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon parks official says a roughly 25-foot-long chunk of fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the central Oregon coast is believed to be more debris from the deadly 2011 Japanese tsunami.
A security guard stationed at the main gate of Census Bureau outside Washington, D.C. was shot Thursday and later died.
NEW YORK (AP) — One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art is paying tribute to that movement in a rare exhibition of a series chronicling the phenomenon from artist Jacob Lawrence, himself the son of migrants.