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  • credit: Pinellas County Sheriff(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- A deputy's dashcam captured the moments when a small plane crashed onto a road in Clearwater, Florida, Sunday morning.As seen in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's dashcam footage, the single-engine plane is flying low over the road and suddenly banks to its left, soaring right over the deputy's squad car.Two deputies responded within seconds of the plane's crashing onto the road. Luckily, according to authorities, the pilot who owns the plane and his passenger were able to walk away from the crash.Fortunately, no bystanders were injured, either.The plane is a four-seater 1975 Rockwell International 112A fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft, according to ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa.The sheriff's office said the pilot and his passenger took off from Clearwater Air Park earlier that morning and went to Zephyrhills, which is about 50 miles away. The pilot told authorities they were returning to the Clearwater Air Park when "something went wrong." The plane went down about half a mile away from the air park.Deputies say the pilot thinks an engine problem was to blame, but no official cause has not been determined yet.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The storm system that hit hard in the Midwest and the Northeast over the weekend has moved off the East Coast but behind it remain cold gusty winds and lake effect snow.On Saturday, five confirmed tornadoes were reported in three states: two in Kentucky, two in Tennessee and one in Indiana.Overall, 111 damaging storms were reported in 10 states from Mississippi to Ohio, including damage in central Indiana with straight line winds up to 85 mph.As the storm moved east, strong gusty winds up to 58 mph produced damage from New Jersey to MassachusettsNow the storm has moved offshore, gusty winds and wind chills in the teens and 20s remain.In addition, a lake effect snow warning continues this morning for western New York state where some areas near Syracuse could see more than a half-a-foot of snow. Slippery conditions are possible on I-90 from Syracuse to Buffalo, NY and Erie, PA.Several storms brewing out WestIf you are traveling to the Pacific Northwest, several storm systems will move through the area bringing a threat for flooding on I-5 from Redding, CA to Seattle, WA and heavy snow to the mountains from the northern Sierra to the Cascades.The first storm is already bringing rain this morning from the San Francisco Bay area to Seattle.The second storm will move into the Pacific Northwest Tuesday late morning into the afternoon, with mostly rain even for the mountain passes. With recent heavy snow in the mountains, storm drains are plugged with snow, so the rain on top of the snow could cause flooding.Some areas could see more than a half-a-foot of rain in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state and nearly 4 inches of rain in northern California and southern Oregon.Thanksgiving travel outlookIf you are traveling on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, there will be a few trouble spots around the country.A coastal low pressure could graze the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to Boston with some rain and gusty winds. Inland Northeast on I-90 and I-80 could see more snow and icy road conditions.There will be some wet roads in central and northern Florida on I-75 and I-90.And in the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies, we will see wet conditions on I-5, I-90 and I-84.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Debra Tate, sister of slain actress Sharon Tate, said she wasn't relieved on Sunday when she heard that Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader and convicted murderer responsible for her sister's death, had died in prison."People are saying that this should be some kind of relief, but oddly enough it really isn’t," Tate said in a phone interview. "While Charlie may be gone, it’s the ones that are still alive that perpetrate everything and it was up to their imaginations for what brutal things were going to be done. In an odd way I see them as much more dangerous individuals."Manson was deemed responsible for a heinous rampage in 1969 that began at the actress’ California home.Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time, hairstylist Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and teenager Steven Parent, were fatally stabbed on Aug. 9, 1969 under the Manson’s command.Prosecutors said he handed out knives and ordered his obedient followers to kill high-profile people in a bid to start a race war.Manson, who was 83, spent more than 40 years in prison for his role in the killings, while Leslie Van Houten -- the youngest member of Manson’s so-called family -- was granted parole in September. California Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether to approve or deny Van Houten's parole. Brown rejected Van Houten's parole last year. Other Manson followers have also been denied parole.“Right now we have one Manson family member on deck who has been granted a parole date ... and it’s important for people to know that these are individuals that are still brutal monsters capable of committing heinous crimes,” Debra Tate said. “Although I’ve forgiven, I have not forgotten, and I feel it’s very important that they stay exactly where they are until they die.”“And in that way Charlie was the least of my worries. And I actually pray for his soul,” she added.Vincent Bugliosi, the attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson, said he wants Manson’s victims to be ‘remembered and mourned on the occasion of his death,” according to a statement released by the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys."Manson was an evil, sophisticated con man with twisted and warped moral values," the statement quoted Bugliosi. "Today, Manson's victims are the ones who should be remembered and mourned on the occasion of his death."Manson "died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday," at the Kern County hospital, according to the California Department of Corrections.He had been housed in the Protective Housing Unit at California State Prison-Corcoran since 1989.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • John Malmin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Notorious murderer and cult leader Charles Manson died at 83 of natural causes on Sunday evening, according to prison officials in California.Manson shocked the world with a series of brutal murders and his face became a symbol of evil for many as he displayed seemingly no remorse and made dark, menacing statements.He was deemed responsible for a two-day murderous rampage through southern California in August 1969 that left seven people dead.Pregnant actress Sharon Tate, hairstylist Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and teenager Steven Parent, were killed at Tate's rental home on Aug. 9.The five were murdered in the California home Tate rented with her husband, Hollywood director Roman Polanski, in the secluded neighborhood of Benedict Canyon.The next day, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were killed at their home.While Manson didn't commit the killings himself, he commanded others to do so.Prosecutors said he handed out knives and told his followers to commit savage murders of high-profile people around Los Angeles in a bid to start a race war. All seven victims were brutally stabbed.The Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys released a statement quoting Vincent Bugliosi, the attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson."Manson was an evil, sophisticated con man with twisted and warped moral values," the statement quoted Bugliosi. "Today, Manson's victims are the ones who should be remembered and mourned on the occasion of his death," the statement concludes.Manson's followers recounted the gory details of the stabbings "with a certain amount of glee" after the August 1969 murders, Diane Lake, a teenager who was in love with Manson at the time, told ABC News.Manson's apparent lack of remorse for the horrific murders added to the public outrage. He declared "I don't have any guilt," to the press ahead of his trial.Manson and three of his followers were convicted in 1971 and sentenced to death, but the death sentences were commuted to life sentences when a California Supreme Court ruling abolished capital punishment in 1972.Manson was later convicted of two additional murders and spent nearly five decades behind bars since his 1971 conviction. He was housed in a protective unit at a California state prison in Corcoran prior to his death on Sunday. He died in a Kern County hospital.
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  • ABC News(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Colorado gun shop owner Mel Bernstein became casually known as the “most armed man in America” after acquiring thousands of high-powered weapons, bazookas and machine guns.His firearms collection dwarfs the number of guns -- 47 -- allegedly found in the Las Vegas hotel suite and two homes of mass shooter Stephen Paddock, for instance, but the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is unable to confirm whether Bernstein has amassed more weapons than any other U. S. gun owner.“ATF cannot quantify who possesses the most firearms in America because there is no database to reference this information,” an ATF representative wrote in response to an inquiry from ABC News. “A firearm registry or database of individuals who own firearms regulated under the Gun Control Act (GCA) does not exist.”In addition to selling the kind of guns used in the Sutherland Texas, Las Vegas and Columbine High School shootings, Bernstein said, his gun shop sold out of bump stocks shortly after the Vegas massacre that left 58 people dead and over 500 injured. Paddock allegedly modified 12 of his rifles with bump stocks, an attachment that enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire hundreds of shots per minute.“They were only 185 dollars,” Bernstein said. “In two days [after the Oct. 1 Vegas attack], we sold all of them.”His supply of eight bump stocks had previously been sitting on the shelf for eight months, he said.“Whatever the killer used, that’s what they want,” Bernstein, 71, said of his customers. “They want to feel the firepower. They want to have the gun just like that to show people.”Bernstein says he has amassed over 4,000 weapons at his Colorado Springs compound, where he also keeps military-style vehicles. The weapons are registered in his name, he says, and he also rents and sells machine guns to his customers.His gun shop, six shooting ranges, military museum, paintball park, motorcross park and home are located on the 260-acre property known as Dragonland.“We’ve been selling more guns in the last three weeks than we have in the last eight months,” Bernstein said of his firearms shop called Dragonmans.As for gun ownership in general, about 3 percent of Americans own about half the country’s 265 million guns, according to a 2016 Harvard-Northeastern survey. Such “super owners” possess an average of 17 guns each, and an estimated 133 million guns in total.Bernstein has signs along his mile-long driveway threatening “gang bangers” and “registered Democrats” from stepping onto his property. Bullet-riddled cars and mannequins covered in fake blood serve as a warning to potential trespassers.“If anybody comes on your property and threatens you with bodily harm, it’s legal to shoot them, [according to] Colorado law,” Bernstein said as he drove toward his one-story house in which he keeps M-16 machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, and multiple handguns around his bed.In August, four people used Bernstein’s truck to smash into the Dragonmans gun store and steal 84 guns, police said. Federal authorities have since arrested four suspects, including his stepdaughter and step-grandson, who now face felony charges in connection to the theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee. They have not entered pleas.Despite all the weapons and warnings, Bernstein says no one has ever been killed or even injured on his property. With one profound exception.In 2012, his wife, Terry Flanell, 51, was accidentally killed by a smoke bomb on the property while filming a reality-TV pilot for the Discovery Channel.“One of the smoke containers turned into a rocket and went right past me and through her and killed her,” Bernstein saidNow, his home -- decorated with jukeboxes, vintage Cola-Cola memorabilia and model cars -- reminds hi
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