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  • KABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Authorities in Southern California are searching for a suspect in the mysterious killing of three people over the weekend.On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a home in Palmdale after a family member asked them to check on his family, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said.Inside the home were the three victims: Richard Gardner II, 78; his wife, Pepper Gardner, 56; and Richard Gardner III, 52, the sheriff's office said. The Los Angeles Times reported the males victims were father and son."It appears the victims suffered some trauma to their bodies, but the exact cause of death will be determined by the coroner," the sheriff's office said. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said the sheriff's department has placed a security hold on releasing information from the coroner.No suspects have not been identified, the sheriff's office said, adding that anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • KTRK(HOUSTON) -- Authorities in Houston released surveillance images of two persons of interest Tuesday morning as they hunt for clues in a couple's mysterious double killing in their gated community.Investigators believe Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61, came home around 8:40 p.m. Thursday "and were ambushed by suspects as they parked their car in the garage," the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.The victims' son, who went to check on his parents Saturday night after not hearing from them since Thursday, called police from the home, the sheriff's office said. When deputies went inside, authorities said they found the Lams bound and shot to death."They were executed," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters Tuesday morning.The sheriff's office said surveillance video from the entry gate at the couple's subdivision shows two suspects arriving at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday in a 2007 to 2014 black Lincoln Navigator. The suspect parked near the gate and then crawled under the gate and into the subdivison, according to the sheriff's office. The suspect in the passenger seat was described by authorities as "unusually tall," possibly 6-foot-4 or taller.Authorities said the suspects "ambushed the Lams inside their garage and forced them into their residence, where they were bound, robbed, and murdered." Their hands and feet were bound, officials said.After ambushing the Lams, the suspects allegedly fled in the Lams' car before returning and going into the house a few hours later, authorities said. Over the course of the those few days, the suspects likely went back into the house several times, the sheriff's office said.The house appeared to be ransacked with firearms and other valuables were missing, the sheriff's office said.There could be up to four suspects, the sheriff's office added.At Tuesday morning's news conference, the victims' daughter, Michelle Lam, begged "the public to please help us.""We miss them so much," she said. "They were just going home from having dinner."Son Richard Lam, a military officer, called his parents his "personal superheroes."He said his parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970s and worked several jobs at once."They just made sure we had every opportunity to realize our dreams," he said. They later built successful businesses, the sheriff said.Richard Lam said his father always wanted to be a military officer and often spoke how great the American military is."They were truly amazing people. They give their time and money to the community. My dad, if anybody asked him for help, he would not hesitate to give them a hand," he said, while his mother had "sage advice" for "every chapter" in their lives."Two men broke into their home last week killed them in cold blood," he continued. "We just need your help."
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  • ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- An Alberta Clipper -- and cold front associated with it -- continues to move through the eastern U.S. from the Midwest through the South and eventually into the Northeast late Tuesday into Wednesday.Up to 18 inches of snow fell in parts of Wisconsin Monday while Chicago got up to 2.3 inches, the most snow so far this season in the Windy City.Numerous accidents were reported as the snow moved through the Dallas-Fort Worth area overnight. Snow fell in Memphis and Nashville on Tuesday morning, where accidents were likely on the slick roads.Alerts were in place for practically the entire United States east of the Rockies.Most of the concern Tuesday morning is in the Deep South and the Gulf Coast where numerous winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued for ice and snow.Many cities from Texas to Alabama were closed or delayed schools Tuesday.The snow and ice moves into the Southeast and panhandle of Florida on Tuesday night and will reach all the way up the coast into the Washington, D.C. and Boston area.Snow will be flying Wednesday late morning from Florida to Maine. A rare winter weather advisory has even been issued for Panama City, Florida.The heaviest snow will be found in the Northeast over the next 24 to 36 hours, where some areas could see more than a half a foot of snow.Behind the storm system, cold air spills all the way to the Gulf Coast as wind chills on Wednesday morning will dip into the single-digits as far south as Amarillo, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi.
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  • WSOC(YORK COUNTY, S.C.) -- Four South Carolina police officers were hospitalized after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call late-Monday night, authorities said.The officers were shot while on duty in York County, South Carolina, the York County Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference today. York is about 27 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.The office declined to provide details on the officers’ conditions but said two of them were airlifted to a hospital.The sheriff’s office did not release the officers' names but said three of them are York County deputies and one works for the city of York.A suspect, identified as Christian Thomas McCall, 47, was taken into custody fleeing the scene on foot. He sustained gunshot wounds during the encounter with police."We could really use your prayers and we could really use your thoughts right now for those officers," York County Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris told reporters this morning. "Our main concern is for our guys that are in the hospital right now." Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Tucson Police Department(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- Police in Arizona took down a very wizened bank robber on Sunday.The Tucson Police Department arrested an 80-year-old man for the armed robbery of the Pyramid Credit Union in the city -- which had about half a million fewer residents when the suspect was born -- over the weekend.Robert Francis Krebs, 80, has been charged with two counts of armed robbery after allegedly walking into the credit union on Jan. 12, pulling a handgun on the teller and demanding money. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen "running from the bank" -- so at least he's keeping in good shape.The octogenarian was caught after he tried to check into a hotel and was recognized by an employee, police said.The police department's initial assessment of the suspect estimated the man was "in his late 60s."Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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