• iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who died in the line of duty on Sunday, will be remembered as a loving and giving family man, according to a longtime friend.Martinez, a native of El Paso, had been a border agent since August 2013."He would be the type of guy to give the shirt off his back and wouldn't ask for nothing in response," Emory Crawford, a lifelong friend of agent Martinez, told ABC affiliate KVIA Sunday.Crawford, who said the two were classmates at Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas, described him as caring person who wanted to make a difference in the world.“All he wanted to do was just help people and help the world and try to make a difference," he said. "I just wish him the best, that he rest in peace, I love him."  Martinez, 36, died in West Texas while on a patrol on Sunday morning, according to the federal authorities. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not provide many details about the incident, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz described it as an “attack.”“Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty. We are also praying for the full recovery of his partner, who was also attacked,” Cruz said in a statement.“This is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure border poses to the safety of our communities and those charged with defending them,” he added.  Meanwhile, Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ., alleged that the Martinez had been "murdered.""The senseless death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was murdered along our southwest border in Texas, should be a wakeup call to our country that we must have the resolve to secure our border and protect Americans from deadly threats like these," she said in a statement late Sunday.Officials said the agents were responding to activity while on patrol near Interstate 10 in the Big Bend Sector, which runs along the U.S.-Mexico border, when Martinez's partner reported that they were injured and in need of assistance. Responding agents provided immediate medical care, and transported both agents to a local hospital, where Martinez later died, according to the CBP. His partner is in serious condition, according to the agency.“Our thoughts and prayers are with Agent Martinez and his family, and with the agent who was injured,” CBP said in a statement.Crawford said he got the news of his death while on social media."Unfortunately, it was him," Crawford said. "He was such a good guy, it's so unfortunate."President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences on Sunday evening as he renewed his call to build a border wall. “Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt,” Trump tweeted. “We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!”The Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group and agents from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations are searching the area for potential suspects or witnesses, according to the CBP.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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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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  • iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent died and his partner suffered serious injuries while on patrol in southwest Texas on Sunday morning, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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  • Twitter/@ZenoMercer(NEW YORK) -- Wind gusts caused construction scaffolding to collapse above a subway entrance in New York City's busy SoHo neighborhood, authorities said.
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