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  • iStock/Thinkstock(DENTON, Texas) — A severe storm brought gigantic hail to parts of Oklahoma and Texas on Sunday.The storm also delivered heavy rain and winds as high as 65 miles per hour in some areas in the Southern Plains.
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  • DigitalVision/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — An organization representing the Indian-American community of Houston honored the man who was shot last month while trying to protect two Indian men who were targeted in a suspected hate crime.India House Houston, a non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, called Ian Grillot a "genuine hero" and awarded him with $100,000 on Saturday for intervening in a deadly shooting at a bar in Kansas."It is not always that we get an opportunity to meet a genuine hero — a person who risks his life for another, a person who takes a bullet for a complete stranger, a man who reminds us of the promise of America and its greatness. Ian Grillot is such a man," the organization said in a video posted on its Facebook page on Monday.The organization honored Grillot during its 14th Annual Gala on Saturday. India House Houston said the money would help him to buy a house.Grillot, 24, was shot while trying to stop a gunman who witnesses said yelled "get out of my country" before shooting two Indian men at a bar in Olathe, Kansas, last month, killing one.Adam Purinton, a 51-year-old Navy veteran and former air traffic controller, is being charged with murder and attempted murder in the shooting that killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounded Alok Madasani, both 32-year-old employees of the technology company Garmin.Authorities are investigating if the shooting was a hate crime. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(NEW YORK) — As police in Texas and Alabama followed-up Thursday on leads to locate Elizabeth Thomas — the Tennessee high school student allegedly kidnapped by former teacher Tad Cummins — her family issued a lengthy statement saying they are "desperate" for additional information to find the 15-year-old.She has been missing since March 13."The last ten days have been the most difficult in the life of the Thomas family," the statement reads. "We humbly ask that you continue to pray as we do our best to cope with the emotional weight of Elizabeth's abduction."
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  • KTRK(KATY, Texas) — A couple was arrested on Tuesday after their eight-week-old baby boy was left in his car seat on the ground of a busy parking lot in Katy, Texas.Sarah Shibley, 33, and Gary Collins, 39, were charged with endangering a child, ABC News affiliate KTRK reported Tuesday.A man found the infant and handed him over to Dee Griffin-Stevens, a mother of three who said she cared for the baby until authorities arrived, the report said."I was crying. I was crying because I couldn't believe it was happening," Griffin-Stevens told KTRK. "I'm holding him and I'm thinking, 'Where's your mom?'"She said the child was alone in the car seat without a bottle or a blanket.Griffin-Stevens' friend captured the emotional moment on video.Authorities estimate the baby had been alone for about 45 minutes before the man found him.Shibley, the baby’s mother, was crying when she was arrested after returning to the scene, according to the KTRK report.During the couple's first court appearance on Wednesday, a prosecutor said the couple had left the child there by mistake."Mrs. Shibley advised she walked out of work with the child in her hand and placed him on the ground. She says she thought Mr. Collins grabbed the child and put him in the vehicle. Apparently, nobody did," the prosecutor said.The baby is currently in Child Protective Services’ custody until workers can find relatives to care for him.A CPS spokeswoman described him as a "happy, healthy, chunky baby who looks as if he has been cared for."Both Shibley and Collins have requested court-appointed attorneys. They are scheduled to appear back in court on Thursday.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(ROTHSCHILD, Wis.) — Four people including a police officer were killed in Wisconsin Wednesday after a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three different locations — a bank, a law firm and an apartment complex — and a dramatic standoff between police and the suspect, officials said.The suspect is in custody, police said.Around 12:30 p.m., police responded to a "domestic situation" at Marathon Savings Bank in Rothschild. When they arrived, police discovered two people had been shot. The suspect was not there.Police then received a call about 10 minutes later from the law firm Tlusty, Kennedy and Dirks in nearby Schofield, where the suspect killed one person.Then at 1:30, another person was killed at an apartment complex in Weston, where the suspect had barricaded himself in an apartment.After a few hours of negotiations, there was an exchange of gunfire. The suspect was injured and transported to local hospital in an unknown condition.Nearby schools and a hospital went on lockdown. The lockdowns were later lifted.At some point during the events, an officer with the Everest Metro Police Department was fatally shot. Everest Metro is a small, 27-officer force that serves Schofield and Weston.Police did not provide any further details about the office, nor the other victims or suspect.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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