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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The 19-year-old who allegedly opened fire in an Illinois high school this week used a gun that had been purchased by his mother, according to Illinois State Police.No victims were injured in the Wednesday morning shooting at Dixon High School, and the suspect, Matthew Milby of Dixon, Illinois, is in custody.The weapon used was a 9mm semi-automatic rifle that was purchased by Milby's mother in 2012, according to the state police.The state police said it is investigating how the 19-year-old -- a former student at Dixon High School -- obtained the gun.  Milby allegedly fired several shots near a gym Wednesday morning.Senior Devin Scott said he was in the gym when he heard what sounded like fireworks."It was a little unreal," he told ABC News.The weightlifting coach then ran into the gym and alerted the students -- who were all seated in the bleachers for graduation practice -- to run for safety, Scott said."Some started crying as they started running," Scott said.  The school resource officer confronted the suspect who started running away, Dixon police said. When the officer pursued him, the suspect shot several rounds and the officer then returned fire, hitting the gunman, police said.Milby was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries and then released from the hospital on Thursday, state police said.He was taken to Lee County Jail to await his arraignment, which is set for today. Milby has been charged with three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, Dixon police said Wednesday. Bond was set at $2 million.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- A masked man armed with what authorities believe is a fake gun was arrested after he allegedly frightened shoppers at a Las Vegas mall Thursday night, police said.The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received a 911 call Thursday night about an armed man at the Boulevard Mall on Maryland Parkway. Surveillance cameras captured the suspect on video wearing a mask and wielding a long gun, police said.The mall was evacuated as responding officers searched the premises three times, but they were unable to find the suspect.No injuries were reported and no shots were fired, police said.  Early this morning, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced on Twitter that the suspect was located and arrested. A mask and "what appears to be a fake gun" were recovered.The suspect's identity has not yet been released.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of people were injured when two buses collided inside a major tunnel connecting New York City to New Jersey, authorities said. The rear-end collision of the Manhattan-bound buses occurred inside the Lincoln Tunnel just before 10 a.m. local time. After the collision, the buses proceeded to exit the tunnel to the New York City side, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police.Thirty-two people sustained various injuries, 25 of them with minor injuries and seven with moderate injuries, according to the New York City Fire Department.The Lincoln Tunnel is fully operational, police said.The 1.5-mile-long tunnel under the Hudson River is a major thoroughfare for the region's commuters.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A former Playmate and model jumped to her death from a Manhattan hotel while accompanied by her 7-year-old son, according to police sources.The bodies of Stephanie Adams, 47, and the unidentified boy were found on the second floor of the rear part of The Gotham Hotel on East 46th Street in Midtown, sources said. Adams had a history of domestic violence with her estranged husband, sources told ABC News. Adams and her son checked into the hotel Thursday at 6 p.m. and were assigned to the 25th floor suite, according to NYPD Chief William Aubry.  Investigators went to the hotel about 8:30 a.m. after an individual's "attention was drawn to that second-floor area," Aubry said."He heard two loud noises and his attention was drawn to that and he discovered two deceased individuals," he said.Detectives are still processing the scene for forensic and video evidence and seeking out additional witnesses, police said. The hotel's website says that it has 67 suites and hotel rooms with balconies on 25 floors. A hotel representative declined comment to ABC News. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Volcanic activity resumed on the Big Island of Hawaii early Tuesday evening, causing further destruction and prompting new safety concerns in the wake of last week's eruption, authorities said.The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency confirmed in a Facebook post that two new vents had opened during the day on Tuesday and were spewing hazardous gases and pouring lava into nearby neighborhoods. Those additions mean that a total of 14 vents, also known as fissures, had opened after Thursday's eruption, the agency said. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency confirmed the new vents Tuesday afternoon, noting that at 2:30 p.m. local time the vents were "actively erupting," prompting an evacuation order of the residents in the nearby Lanipuna neighborhood. By 7:00 p.m., the vents were "paused but continue to release hazardous gases," the agency said.The agency reported that 104 acres are now covered in lava and a total of 36 structures had been destroyed. Some 1,800 residents have been evacuated from the two neighborhoods where cracks have opened.Residents in certain areas have been allowed to go back into their homes to check on their property and collect items during the day, but the agency warned that they must "be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice."The agency added that "the county is taking care of all animals whose evacuated owners reported them left behind."Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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