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3 arrested in murder of off-duty officer who moonlighted as USPS truck driver

3 arrested in murder of off-duty officer who moonlighted as USPS truck driver

Jefferson County, MS Sheriff’s Office via FacebookBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer while he was moonlighting as a postal worker.Lt. Troy Morris, 58, was working his second job for the USPS and driving a postal truck early Friday…

Coronavirus updates: US hits 5 million cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus updates: US hits 5 million cases of COVID-19

Maksim Tkachenko/iStockBY: JON HAWORTH AND IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 727,000 people worldwide.More than 19.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at…

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

USGSBY: MATT ZARRELL, ABC NEWS(SPARTA, N.C.) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning.The earthquake was reported near Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m., according to the USGS.There are no reports of damage or injuries. The tremors were felt from Virginia to South Carolina.The quake is…

Summertime storms roll through upper Midwest, August heat is on across Plains

Summertime storms roll through upper Midwest, August heat is on across Plains

ABC NewsBY: BRITTANY BORER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A line of thunderstorms is moving across portions of Missouri and Illinois this morning.Flash Flood Watches are in effect as some spots could see as much as 2 to 4 inches of rain with due to thunderstorms.Another round of storms is expected to follow a cold front…

Kansas mother of 3 goes missing on trip to visit family in Alabama

Kansas mother of 3 goes missing on trip to visit family in Alabama

By MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(BIRMINGHAM, Al.) — A mother of three from Kansas has now been missing for a week after leaving on a trip to visit family in Alabama.Marilane Carter, 36, left her home in Overland Park, Kansas, just outside Kansas City, on the night of Saturday, Aug. 1, according to police. She was…

Coronavirus live updates: Georgia school district says 100 students, staff test positive

Coronavirus live updates: Georgia school district says 100 students, staff test positive

beerkoff/iStockBY: WILLIAM MANSELL AND ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 721,000 people worldwide.More than 19.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science…

Remains of 7 Marines, sailor who died in training accident recovered

Remains of 7 Marines, sailor who died in training accident recovered

MivPiv/iStockBY: ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (LOS ANGELES) — The remains of seven Marines and a Navy Sailor who were killed when their amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) sank during a training exercise on July 30 off of San Clemente Island in Southern California have been recovered, the Marine Corps announced Friday night.After initially saying recovery efforts…

3 arrested in murder of off-duty officer who moonlighted as USPS truck driver

3 arrested in murder of off-duty officer who moonlighted as USPS truck driver

Jefferson County, MS Sheriff’s Office via FacebookBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer while he was moonlighting as a postal worker.Lt. Troy Morris, 58, was working his second job for the USPS and driving a postal truck early Friday…

Coronavirus updates: US hits 5 million cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus updates: US hits 5 million cases of COVID-19

Maksim Tkachenko/iStockBY: JON HAWORTH AND IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 727,000 people worldwide.More than 19.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at…

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

USGSBY: MATT ZARRELL, ABC NEWS(SPARTA, N.C.) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning.The earthquake was reported near Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m., according to the USGS.There are no reports of damage or injuries. The tremors were felt from Virginia to South Carolina.The quake is…

Summertime storms roll through upper Midwest, August heat is on across Plains

Summertime storms roll through upper Midwest, August heat is on across Plains

ABC NewsBY: BRITTANY BORER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A line of thunderstorms is moving across portions of Missouri and Illinois this morning.Flash Flood Watches are in effect as some spots could see as much as 2 to 4 inches of rain with due to thunderstorms.Another round of storms is expected to follow a cold front…