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So many of the trees and branches that were toppled on Tuesday are too big for most people to move on their own, and require hiring a contractor. (WFSB) So many of the trees and branches that were toppled on Tuesday are too big for most people to move on their own, and require hiring a contractor. (WFSB)

Officials recommend homeowners seek trustworthy contractors after cleanup

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While most of the roads in Hamden are now passable after Tuesday’s storm, homeowners still have a lot of work to do cleaning up their yards.

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Technical Discussion

Warmer, with thunder possible, today

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Today will be much warmer and the air will be noticeably more humid.  The air temperature will continue to go up, likely topping off in the upper 70s and lower 80s during the early afternoon.  At the same time, dew points will be in the 60s.  

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Litchfield man arrested, possessed multiple weapons

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A 28-year-old man from Litchfield was arrested after police said he threatened people on Friday.

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Kilauea explosion ash cloud reached up to 10,000 feet

A small explosion from the Halemaumau crater in Hawaii's Kilauea volcano at about midnight local time created an ash cloud that reached up to 10,000 feet, according to an alert from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. More>>

Ex-death row inmate to be resentenced to life in prison

A former Connecticut death row inmate who raped and killed a 21-year-old woman in 2002 is set to be resentenced to life in prison - the result of the state's elimination of capital punishment.

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Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand, prior to the start of their wedding ceremony, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/pool photo via AP) Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand, prior to the start of their wedding ceremony, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/pool photo via AP)
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And they're married! Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle sealed their wedding vows with a kiss on the steps outside Windsor's St. George's Chapel on Saturday, cheered on by delighted crowds.

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Plainfield police arrest two men for trespassing

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Plainfield police arrested two men on Friday evening for trespassing on town property.

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Crews battle fire at Southington home

Crews battle fire at Southington home (WFSB) Crews battle fire at Southington home (WFSB)
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Crews were called to a Southington home to fight a fire on Saturday evening.

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Mother of victim says alleged Texas school shooter asked her daughter on date, was rejected

Sadie Baze says she keeps expecting her daughter to walk into the house, but Shana Fisher was killed Friday, one of 10 people gunned down at her high school. More>>

Cuba mourns after over 100 killed in plane crash

Cuba began a two-day period of official mourning Saturday, as investigators continued the grim work of combing through the wreckage of the crashed plane that took the lives of over 100 people. More>>

Ned Lamont wins Democratic nomination for Governor Video included

Ned Lamont won the Democratic endorsement for Governor (WFSB) Ned Lamont won the Democratic endorsement for Governor (WFSB)
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1,461 delegates filled the Hartford Convention Center on Saturday and as was expected, Ned Lamont won the endorsement for Governor.

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US withdrawing aid from northwest Syria

The United States is withdrawing assistance from northwest Syria as the Trump administration reviews hundreds of millions of dollars in stabilization aid to Syria, a State Department official has told CNN. More>>

University of Hartford to award more than 1,200 degrees

The University of Hartford (UHart photo) The University of Hartford (UHart photo)

Graduation ceremonies at the University of Hartford will include the awarding of more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Hilary Clinton to give Class Day address at Yale

Yale University (WFSB) Yale University (WFSB)

Hillary Clinton is returning to Yale University, where she received a law degree, to give this year's Class Day speech.

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Man dies after being struck on Route 15 in Hamden

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Connecticut State Police said one person died after being struck by a passing motor vehicle in Hamden on Friday.

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Police respond to body found in Colchester on Friday Video included

Police respond to body found in Colchester on Friday (WFSB) Police respond to body found in Colchester on Friday (WFSB)
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State police responded to a home in Colchester on Friday for reports that a person was found dead.

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Wolcott police asking for help to identify robbery suspects

Wolcott police. (WFSB) Wolcott police. (WFSB)
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Wolcott Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two robbery suspects.

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Early Warning Weather

Rain and fog on Saturday, warmer Sunday

Futurecast (WFSB) Futurecast (WFSB)
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Channel 3’s Meteorologist, Mike Cameron said to expect periods of rain and drizzle, and even some fog on Saturday.

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Windsor gears up for royal wedding, embraces Harry, Meghan Video included

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Ready or not, Harry and Meghan prepare for big day. More>>

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, only three survive

Picture taken at the scene after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti airport on May 18, 2018. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images) Picture taken at the scene after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti airport on May 18, 2018. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport.

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Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN.  (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News Via AP) Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News Via AP)
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Ten people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, law enforcement officials said.

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Brookfield clean-up continues days after storm

Brookfield clean-up continues days after storm (WFSB) Brookfield clean-up continues days after storm (WFSB)
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The hum of generators and chain saws fill many of the neighbors in the town of Brookfield as the cleanup from Tuesday’s wild weather continues.

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CT Democrats hold convention to endorse candidates

Ned Lamont is a front runner for an endorsement at the Democratic Convention (WFSB) Ned Lamont is a front runner for an endorsement at the Democratic Convention (WFSB)
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Last weekend it was the Republicans turn, this weekend the Democrats are holding their convention in Hartford on Friday and Saturday night.

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EXCLUSIVE

Girl helped elderly man who fell down ditch, awarded by police

Ericka Lanza was awarded by Berlin Police after helping an elderly man who fell down a ditch (WFSB) Ericka Lanza was awarded by Berlin Police after helping an elderly man who fell down a ditch (WFSB)
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A young woman in Berlin is being hailed a hero after finding an elderly man who had fallen down into a ditch and had been stuck in the dark for hours. 

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Hartford officer who was stabbed is on the road to recovery

Officer Jill Kidik was awarded the Lifesaving Award from the Hartford Police Department in 2016. (Hartford police photo) Officer Jill Kidik was awarded the Lifesaving Award from the Hartford Police Department in 2016. (Hartford police photo)
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“If anyone can get through this, it's Jill Kidik,” said Hartford Police Chief David Rosado. Strong words were spoken by the Hartford police chief about one of his own, after she was stabbed multiple times in the neck.

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Vigil held in support of Hartford officer stabbed

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A prayer vigil is being held at the Hartford Police Department in support of the officer that was stabbed in the neck on Thursday.  

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20 Towns in Twenty Days

Nicole shows off Madison's best-kept secrets

Nicole Nalepa shows off the best-kept secrets in Madison (WFSB) Nicole Nalepa shows off the best-kept secrets in Madison (WFSB)
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Madison may have some of the best-kept secrets in the state.

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Clean-up continues for residents after tornado damage

Clean up continues for many residents after 3 tornadoes went through the state (WFSB) Clean up continues for many residents after 3 tornadoes went through the state (WFSB)
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In northern New Haven County, it was another day of cleaning up following Tuesday’s tornado. 

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Thousands powerless, schools remain closed on day 3 of tornado aftermath Video included

A number of roads in Hamden remained blocked by storm debris on Friday. (WFSB) A number of roads in Hamden remained blocked by storm debris on Friday. (WFSB)
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Tuesday's devastating storm continued to be a problem for several towns on Friday.

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Several state parks remained closed after severe storms

Damage photographed at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden following Tuesday's storms. (Sarah Dennison/iWitness) Damage photographed at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden following Tuesday's storms. (Sarah Dennison/iWitness)
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Several state parks remain closed to the public after being devastated by the wild weather on Tuesday. 

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Buses collide inside Lincoln Tunnel; 32 hurt, 7 seriously

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Fire officials say two buses collided in the Lincoln Tunnel, injuring at least 31 people.

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Woman arrested after dog left severely malnourished in East Haven

Celena Campbell was arrested by East Haven Police for animal cruelty (East Haven Police) Celena Campbell was arrested by East Haven Police for animal cruelty (East Haven Police)
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East Haven Police arrested a woman after she left her dog severely malnourished. 

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Police release full report detailing stabbing of Hartford officer Video included

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As a Hartford officer continues to recover, the woman accused of stabbing her faced a judge, and police have released a full report of the incident.

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Man in critical condition after being shot in New Haven

New Haven Police are on the scene of a shooting that left a man in critical condition (WFSB) New Haven Police are on the scene of a shooting that left a man in critical condition (WFSB)
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New Haven police are responding to a shooting that happened Friday morning.

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What's Going On this weekend

Nicole Nalepa has a look at what's going on this weekend.

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White House threatens firings after McCain remark gets out Video included

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A White House aide's crass remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain has led to a push to fire those responsible for leaking that story and others about President Donald Trump's administration. More>>

State Police searching for hit and run suspects

State Police are searching for this vehicle and woman who may have been involved in a hit and run crash (State Police Troop C) State Police are searching for this vehicle and woman who may have been involved in a hit and run crash (State Police Troop C)
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State Police are searching for two suspects involved in a hit and run accident in Somers. 

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Vernon woman arrested after toddler found with burns to arms, forehead

Victoria Brocuglio was arrested after her toddler suffered burns to the arms and forehead. (Vernon police) Victoria Brocuglio was arrested after her toddler suffered burns to the arms and forehead. (Vernon police)
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A woman from Vernon faces abuse and neglect charges after a 14-month-old child suffered severe burns to the arms and forehead.

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DCF encouraging LGBT community to adopt

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Connecticut's child welfare agency is actively reaching out to the LGBT community, hoping to persuade them to consider becoming foster and adoptive parents. In Connecticut, there are currently 4,300 children in state care.

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Gunman arrested after firing shots at Trump golf club, police say

Police respond to The Trump National Doral resort after reports of a shooting inside the resort Friday, May 18, 2018 in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Frieda Frisaro) Police respond to The Trump National Doral resort after reports of a shooting inside the resort Friday, May 18, 2018 in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Frieda Frisaro)
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South Florida authorities say a person is in custody after police responded to a call of shots fired at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami.

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iTeam Investigation

Cromwell man bought condo, finds out he never owned it

A Cromwell man bought a condo, but found out he never actually owned it (WFSB) A Cromwell man bought a condo, but found out he never actually owned it (WFSB)
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It's a home buyer's nightmare. Purchasing a property, then finding out years down the road that you never really owned anything and all that money you put into it is gone. 

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TRAFFIC ALERT

3-vehicle crash closes Route 44 in Ashford

Route 44 was closed in Ashford because of a 3-vehicle crash on Friday. (WFSB) Route 44 was closed in Ashford because of a 3-vehicle crash on Friday. (WFSB)
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Two vehicles and a box truck were involved in a crash that closed Route 44 in Ashford on Friday morning.

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  • Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's ring to wedding reception

    Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's ring to wedding reception

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:13:06 GMT
    Meghan Markle is seen wearing Princess Diana's ring while heading to her wedding reception May 19 after marrying Prince Harry. (AP Images/Meredith)Meghan Markle is seen wearing Princess Diana's ring while heading to her wedding reception May 19 after marrying Prince Harry. (AP Images/Meredith)
    Meghan Markle is seen wearing Princess Diana's ring while heading to her wedding reception May 19 after marrying Prince Harry. (AP Images/Meredith)Meghan Markle is seen wearing Princess Diana's ring while heading to her wedding reception May 19 after marrying Prince Harry. (AP Images/Meredith)

    Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, connected to her husband Prince Harry's late mother Princess Diana in a special way.

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    Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, connected to her husband Prince Harry's late mother Princess Diana in a special way.

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  • Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:17:56 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:36:32 GMT
    For hate speech, Facebook's human reviewers and computer algorithms identified just 38 percent of the violations. (Source: Pixabay)For hate speech, Facebook's human reviewers and computer algorithms identified just 38 percent of the violations. (Source: Pixabay)

    Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others.

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    Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others.

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  • Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

    Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:33:17 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:31:34 GMT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)House Speaker Paul Ryan promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Source: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

    The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an...

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    The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration.

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  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • The Latest: Texas church victim attended provides counseling

    The Latest: Texas church victim attended provides counseling

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:51:33 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:26:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). A tape cross with the initials of victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting is placed over the dugout of the Santa Fe baseball team before a baseball game against Kingwood Park High School in Deer Park, Texas, Saturday, ...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). A tape cross with the initials of victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting is placed over the dugout of the Santa Fe baseball team before a baseball game against Kingwood Park High School in Deer Park, Texas, Saturday, ...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is blaming the latest deadly school shooting on youngsters "steeped in a culture of violence.".More >
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is blaming the latest deadly school shooting on youngsters "steeped in a culture of violence.".More >
  • 'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:11:36 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:25:41 GMT
    (Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...(Joe Lederer/Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File). FILE - This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Shioli Kutsuna, left, and Brianna Hildebrand in a scene from "Deadpool 2." Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estima...
    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.More >
    Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.More >
  • Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes

    Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-05-19 12:18:27 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:24:57 GMT
    From pubgoers in pajamas to families in fancy hats, Americans are cheering and toasting the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.More >
    From pubgoers in pajamas to families in fancy hats, Americans are cheering and toasting the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.More >
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  • Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

    Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-05-19 04:06:48 GMT
    Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN.  (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News Via AP)Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News Via AP)

    Ten people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, law enforcement officials said.

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    Ten people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, law enforcement officials said.

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  • Here's everything we know about Texas school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis

    Here's everything we know about Texas school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis

    Friday, May 18 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-05-18 19:54:38 GMT
    Officials took Dimitrios Pagourtzis into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified him as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP)Officials took Dimitrios Pagourtzis into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified him as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is suspected of being the shooter at a Texas high school, federal law enforcement officials tell CNN. The information was confirmed to the Houston Chronicle by the Galveston County Sherriff's Office.

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    Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is suspected of being the shooter at a Texas high school, federal law enforcement officials tell CNN. The information was confirmed to the Houston Chronicle by the Galveston County Sherriff's Office.

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  • Pastor allegedly sexually assaulted unconscious parishioner, called it ‘deliverance'

    Pastor allegedly sexually assaulted unconscious parishioner, called it ‘deliverance'

    Friday, May 11 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-05-11 20:50:29 GMT
    Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)
    Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)Meally Morris Freeman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a "spiritual guidance session." (Hennepin County Attorney's Office)

    A pastor in Minneapolis is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a spiritual guidance session he called “deliverance."

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    A pastor in Minneapolis is accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a spiritual guidance session he called “deliverance."

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