• iStock/Thinkstock(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) -- A man and a woman wanted for parole violation barricaded themselves inside a Pennsylvania home after allegedly firing shots at police, and later died in an apparent murder-suicide on Saturday.The couple was being pursued after allegedly firing at police shortly before noon on Saturday. Following that incident, the man and woman fled and then barricaded themselves inside the attic of a home in Upper Saucon Township, according to authorities.Police approached the home where they were hiding out and heard three gunshots that were not directed at them, according to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin.Officers dispatched a robot to investigate the area prior to finding the pair dead, Martin said.While fleeing police, the man and woman approached at least two occupied homes, according to a report in local newspaper The Morning Call.Edward Petro, a resident of the neighborhood where the couple fled, told the paper that he was sitting in his living room and flipping through TV channels when he saw strange shadows moving across the wall."I'm waiting for them to ring the doorbell, but the doorbell doesn't ring," Petro told the paper. "The guy comes in with a gun in his hand -- not in his waistband, in his hand. And I just stood in my tracks."Petro told the paper that the man asked for his car keys, which he said he did not have. The encounter lasted only a few minutes.The house where the man and woman eventually died was a few blocks from Petro's house, according to The Morning Call.The names of the deceased have not been released yet by authorities, but police said they were wanted for violating parole.
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  • Parker County Sheriff's Office(DALLAS) -- A mother whose two young children were killed after they were locked in a hot car in Weatherford, Texas, last month was arrested after she admitted she left them there to teach a "lesson," officials said.
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  • Annabelle Rose Photography(DESTIN, Fla.) -- A group beach photo is a staple of many summer vacations, but for one family it became a way to showcase the 17 amazing ways the clan has grown.The photo, taken in Destin, Florida, in May, shows the 17 grandchildren of Mary Frances Fox lined up by age. Their T-shirts sport numbers depicting each wearer's place in the order -- with the oldest as 1 -- and are in colors signifying which of Fox's six children they belong to."Each one of my grandchildren is so proud to be a member of this big happy family that when their number was called, each one marched to their spot in the lineup," Fox, of Pensacola, Florida, told ABC News."We're so happy we could capture them all together which is no small feat," said Chrissy Roussel, who posted the photo to her Facebook page, Roussel Six Pack.The idea to number the kids came from Roussel's sister Maryellen, and the photo was snapped by Katie Fox of Annabelle Rose Photography, who is Roussel's sister is law.The picture is particularly poignant because of a special person who could not be there to see it: Frederick Michael Fox, Jr., the children's grandfather, Roussel said."My dad passed away three years ago. Later that same month, the last five babies were conceived," said Roussel, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "Babies 13 through 17, including my spontaneous triplets, numbers 13-15 are among them. We call those five babies the 'Frederick Five' in memory of my Dad. They've brought so much happiness and joy to our family when we needed it most. It is so bittersweet that he never got to meet them."The children are:Anna, 14Grace, 12Porter, 12Julia, 9Lucy, 9Molly, 7Cora, 5Isla, 5Emily, 5Kate, 5Sadie, 3Aubrey, 3Libby, 2Abby, 2Ruby, 2Emmett, 2Maren, 2Fox said, "I imagine my husband as a big, jolly angel laughing down on all these little people."Despite the bittersweet memory of their father and granddad, the photo has brought the family, and others, great happiness."I think so many people can relate to the joy that comes from being with your extended family and having all your little ones together," said Roussel. "Who doesn't want to play on the beach with their 16 cousins?! It just puts a smile on your face to see 17 smiling cousins lined up together on the beach."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(WORCESTER, Mass.) -- A suspect has been indicted for murder in the death of a 27-year-old woman who was killed last summer while jogging in broad daylight in Massachusetts.Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, of Worcester, Massachusetts, was indicted Friday by a Worcester County grand jury in the murder of Vanessa Marcotte, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.Colon-Ortiz, who will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court at a later date, is being held by authorities on $10 million bail, Early said.He was arrested two months ago in connection with Marcotte's slaying after his DNA matched samples found on her hands.He was arraigned in Leominster District Court on April 18 after being charged with aggravated assault and battery, and assault with attempt to rape. At the time, Early said a murder charge was also expected to be added.Marcotte disappeared after going for a jog on Aug. 7, 2016, near her mother's home in the town of Princeton, about 60 miles west of Boston.Her body was found that night in a wooded area about a half-mile from her mother’s house.An account manager at Google in New York City, Marcotte frequently visited family in Massachusetts and was planning to return to New York on the day of her death, according to Early.A Google representative described Marcotte in a statement to ABC News as "a much-loved member of the Google team" who was "known for her ubiquitous smile, passion for volunteer work and love of Boston sports. We are deeply shocked and saddened, and our thoughts are with her family and friends."Police have said she was likely attacked between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. local time. Investigators said previously that she may have struggled with her attacker, and that whoever killed her suffered scratches, scrapes and bruises during the struggle.Police sources have told ABC News there were signs Marcotte was sexually assaulted and that there were burns on parts of her body.Marcotte was murdered just five days after another female jogger was killed in the New York City borough of Queens. Police said Karina Vetrano, 30, was strangled to death on Aug. 2, 2016, while out for a jog along a path she often ran with her father.Investigators in New York and Massachusetts do not believe the murders of the two young women are related, but authorities in both states have been working together to solve the mysteries surrounding their deaths.Early has said they "haven't ruled anything out" regarding the similarities in the two cases. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The three people who were shot and killed at a San Francisco UPS facility last week appeared to have been targeted, police announced Friday.The shooter, identified as 38-year-old UPS employee Jimmy Lam, gave no warning before he began firing, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Witness statements and video surveillance of the incident show Lam passing other people to get to his victims, indicating that the victims were targeted, police said.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers, branches of the armed forces and federal departments populated their Twitter feeds Friday with pooch pics in honor of "Take Your Dog to Work Day," also referred to as "Bring Your Dog to Work Day."The day was created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, a North Carolina-based educational association for professional pet sitters, to encourage business owners to allow dogs in the workplace.Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., posted pictures of their pets.
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