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Laryn Bakker/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- An otherwise peaceful demonstration turned violent in the streets of Baltimore Saturday night, as some protesters, angry over the death 25-year-old Freddie Grey while in police custody, broke shop windows and fought with police.

Police said on Sunday that officers arrested 34 people after a small group of protesters got violent outside of Camden Yards.

A total of six officers suffered minor injuries in the violent clashes downtown and in west Baltimore on Saturday.

“They started to throw objects, they picked up aluminum barricades, they smashed out windows at our bars and our pubs, that are located on the northwest side and just wreaked havoc,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said late Saturday night.

Aerial footage from television helicopters showed some protesters smashing out police car windows and storefronts near Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles were playing a game against the Boston Red Sox. The outbreak in violence prompted a request by the Orioles for fans stay inside for a time after the ten-inning game with the Red Sox.

In the game’s ninth inning, the ballpark’s digital scoreboard asked the crowd to remain inside until further notice while police got the situation under control. 

Due to events outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards, spectators are asked to stay inside the stadium til further notice @Orioles @RedSox @MLB

— Baltimore OEM (@BaltimoreOEM) April 26, 2015



Citing public safety concerns, the University of Maryland Baltimore also ordered its students to shelter in place Saturday night during the protest, sending out a campus-wide alert warning "Do not leave buildings."

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she was disappointed with the small group of what she called agitators, and said violence was unacceptable.

“Now is a time of calm - for peace and for prayer,” she said.

At a news conference late Saturday evening, Grey's twin sister Fredricka pleaded for peace.

“Freddy's father and mother does not want no violence - - violence does not get justice,” Grey said.

 


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Minertree/iStock/Thinkstock(MOBILE, Ala.) -- A second body was found in Alabama waters after a storm capsized several sailboats during a regatta, the Coast Guard said Sunday.

One body was found Saturday night and the second body was found Sunday morning, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Neither has been identified.

The Coast Guard said in a news release it received a call about capsized boats Saturday afternoon and managed to rescue one person that night. Officials said the search would continue on Sunday.

Good Samaritans and local authorities have also assisted in the rescue efforts, retrieving many people from the water, the Coast Guard said.

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Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(LOVELAND, Colo.) -- A woman in Colorado called 911 from her own trunk after she says she was locked inside it by a stranger, police said.

"911 What's the address of your emergency?" the dispatcher said.

"I don't know," she replied. "I'm locked in a trunk."

The unidentified woman told police that someone kidnapped her from the Thompson Valley Towne Center parking lot in Loveland Thursday and then he locked her in the trunk of her car, Loveland police said.

"I went to get some dinner ... and someone came up to me and he had a gun," she told the dispatcher.

She said that she was forced to drive her attacker from the shopping center to Estes Park, more than 30 miles away, where he locked her in the trunk.

"He got out and you're not moving now?" the dispatcher asked.

"No," she said. "Is there anything I can do to get out?"

A team of 16 from Estes Park Police and Larimer County Sheriff's Office searched the area and ultimately discovered the car with the keys nearby, police said. The woman wasn't injured.

Officers couldn't locate a suspect, according to the Loveland police.


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Courtesy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy(BALTIMORE) -- On the lawn of the funeral parlor where Freddie Grey lies in state, Jason Downs told ABC News on Sunday that his firm believes more video may exist of the fatal encounter with Baltimore police.

Downs said additional video either hasn't been found yet or the police are refusing to release, specifically mentioning an unknown witness on surveillance footage of the arrest.

Downs said his firm is frustrated with a lack of information -- including failure to release police communication traffic logs or 911 tapes, saying "we dont even know if they exist," but that it would not change the outcome.

"To our knowledge there is absolutely no legal reason" for police to withhold the existence of that evidence, according to Downs.

"When he was unlawfully arrested he was not breaking any laws," Downs said, stating that running from the police is not in itself a crime.

"If there was ever a case for why a young black male should run away from the police this is it,” he said.

Grey’s wake on Sunday was a mostly quiet stream of friends, family, and supporters trickling in and out.

Timika Patterson described Freddie as "nice and quiet," "playful but not disrespectful," and the entire situation "shocking" when compared to the civil rights era of previous generations.

"So many pictures of history, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, and for me standing here in 2015,” she said.

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McKamey Animal Center(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ) -- A woman made a terrifying discovery last week outside a Goodwill center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when she came across a box with three puppies trapped inside.

The box, labeled "stuffed animals," was taped shut and found by the concerned citizen on the afternoon of April 18th, said Jamie Lampman, executive director of the McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

"As they got in the car they saw the box moving," Lampman said. "It was taped pretty solid. When they popped a hole in the box, all the noses popped out. They were covered in urine and it was about 83 to 85 degrees that day."

The puppies, who are all estimated to be nine to 12 weeks old, were immediately brought to the shelter by the woman.

Leslie Stokes, an animal service officer who's investigating the case, said that she's relying on tips from the public to eventually prosecute those responsible.

"We have dozens of leads coming in from Tennessee and Georgia," Stokes said. "It happened in the middle of the day, so someone had to see something. We are trying to get surveillance video from someone at Goodwill to see if there were any cars that pulled in."

Despite the horror they endured, Green said the puppies' health statuses are improving.

"They were pretty dehydrated and haven’t had a lot of nutrition, but they are flourishing," she said. "Within 48 hours they started to act like puppies again. They’ve really stolen a lot of hearts."

The three female puppies, who were given the names Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, and Marilyn Monroe, have already been requested for adoption by many.

"We've been calling them 'the Goodwill' puppies," Green said.

A representative of Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, Inc. released the following statement to ABC News regarding the incident.

“Chattanooga Goodwill Industries is grateful for the quick thinking and reaction of a “good Samaritan” who noticed and rescued the three puppies that were recently placed in a taped-up box and left on a sidewalk in the near vicinity of one of our donation center trailers. And we are thankful that McKamey Animal Care Center was able to take in and care for the puppies.

The attendant on duty that day was not approached or contacted by the woman who found the box or by the McKamey Animal Care Center. The attendant was unaware of the situation since the box was not found in the immediate area of the donation trailer. It is the policy of Chattanooga Goodwill Industries that one’s immediate supervisor be contacted if an animal is left at any of our donation sites.”

There's currently a reward for $4,000 to whomever can lead the McKamey Animal Center and or the Chattanoga Police to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for abandoning the puppies.

To donate to the cause, visit McKameyAnimalCenter.org.

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Courtesy Michigan State Police(NEWBERRY, Mich.) -- The two Michigan women lost in the wilderness for almost 2 weeks survived on Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs, police say.

Leslie Roy, 52, and her sister Lee Marie Wright, 56, were on vacation in a remote part of Michigan when they became stranded by heavy snow on April 11.

According to police, the two women rationed food and gas as they tried to stay warm in their SUV.

"They survived on eight boxes of girl scout cookies, a bag of cheese puffs," Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker of the Michigan State Police told ABC News.

When the two women didn't arrive in Kalamazoo to join their family a few days later, the search for them began.

"We were unable to find out what location they were at and we started looking at phone records, bank records," Marker said.

After combing the woods for days, searchers spotted the women's SUV from a helicopter on Friday.

"It really is truly a miracle that they were found," he said.

The sisters were airlifted to a Helen Newberry Joy hospital, according to a press release.

"We thank God for the safe return of my mom Lee Wright and my aunt Leslie Roy," Wright's son told ABC News in a statement. "My mom said that they thank God and give Him the glory for a safe return."


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U.S. Navy(LANAI, Hawaii) -- A fisherman who was rescued last year after spending 12 days missing at sea vanished again when his fishing boat capsized off Hawaii.

The Coast Guard began searching for Ron Ingraham early Friday, hours after his fishing vessel ran aground near Lanai, Hawaii. The Coast Guard found his boat, named "Munchkin," and Kenny Corder, who was also aboard, a few hours later.

Ingraham, 67, was not wearing a life jacket when the boat crashed into some rocks off the island, Corder told the Coast Guard. Corder was taken to a hospital in Maui and was reportedly in good condition.

Ingraham went missing Nov. 27 after placing two mayday calls saying his boat was in danger of sinking. He was found on Dec. 9.

"I thought I was going to die," Ingraham told Coast Guard sailors after they found him. "You guys are heroes."

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ABC News(BALTIMORE) -- Demonstrators took to the streets of Baltimore on Saturday afternoon to protest the death of Freddie Grey while in police custody.

The crowd, which numbered in the hundreds, marched to Baltimore City Hall from the area where Grey was arrested in West Baltimore, stopping at iconic locations such as outside of Camden Yards and along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

In anticipation of the march, police set up barricades and blocked off streets around City Hall to allow protesters to let them gain access on foot.

“We have extensive law enforcement resources to assist; some will be seen, some will not,” said Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere.

On Friday, police released a new video of Grey’s arrest, showing the 25-year-old screaming and unable to walk as officers dragged him into a transport van.

Protesters such as Ted Sutton are upset that the 6 officers involved in the incident haven’t been charged, and are instead suspended with pay.

“I know if this situation isn’t resolved, it’s going to be unrest,” said Sutton.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Some 35 millions Americans from Texas to Mississippi to Kansas are at risk for tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds.

The widespread severe weather is expected to last into Saturday evening and a possible severe outbreak situation is expected to unfold going into the weekend.

Six states are all in the storm zone -- Corpus Christi to New Orleans to Dallas, Tulsa and Wichita -- but there are two pockets with an enhanced risk that brings more concern.

Heavy rain Friday morning in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas has already saturated the ground enough to spark flash flooding once additional rain moves through.

Much of the Southeast will see severe storms Saturday, even in the early morning, in Memphis, Jackson, Birmingham, Atlanta and Charleston. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats in those cities, but isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out.

By Saturday afternoon and evening, enhanced severe weather development is expected in the lower Ohio Valley, including Nashville, Bowling Green, Evansville and south of St. Louis.

Very large hail and a few, perhaps strong, tornadoes are possible.

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ngevdmeeberg/iStock/Thinkstock(DANVILLE, Penn.) -- A sign of spring has brought new problems to one Pennsylvania town, as officials say that groundhog holes have left an important levee system damaged.

Almost 70 holes dug by groundhogs were plugged with concrete on Friday after being filled with carbon monoxide gas earlier in the week, according to a report by ABC News affiliate WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  
 
Borough officials told WNEP-TV the groundhog burrows have been showing up on the levee system for several years, but recently noticed damaged caused by the holes have weakened the flood control system.

Earlier this week, all of the holes dug by the animals were filled with carbon monoxide-producing cartridges to kill the groundhogs burrowed inside.

Eric Ebling of Danville told WNEP-TV he felt bad for the groundhogs, but was glad the work was done.

“We do need to keep the dike intact and keep the flood out, but maybe they could have relocated them or something if they had the opportunity,” Ebling said.

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said on Friday a "massive investigation" is looking at every aspect of the arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Grey, who died from a spinal injury a week after he was taken into custody.

Police released a new image of Grey on Friday as he was taken into custody, which showed him still talking, walking and breathing.

“We have ramped up a task force of 30 plus investigators, from various disciplines in this agency. Dozens of interviews have been conducted; many more remain,” Batts said.

The update comes as weekend protests are planned in Baltimore, where anger continues to simmer over Grey's death. Batts said on Friday that problems have been few so far.

“The demonstrations have been largely peaceful and respectful, but there are some who characterize the protestors as wanting a confrontation or wanting a fight,” Batts said. “We know this simply isn't true.”

Protesters have claimed Grey was the victim of what's known in Baltimore as a "rough ride,” where police intentionally stopping short and drive erratically with the intention of causing injuries.

The department is facing a lawsuit from a woman over a similar incident, and has settled other cases.  

“We know he was not buckled in the transportation wagon as he should have been, no excuses for that, period,” Batts said on Friday. “We know our police employees failed to get him medical attention in a timely manner multiple times.”


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iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- After four attacks centered on a northern Colorado highway within three days, authorities are concerned a serial shooter may be on the loose.

Police are trying to determine whether the incidents in Larimer and Weld counties are linked, the most severe of which was Wednesday, when a woman was shot in the neck.

The 20-year-old woman was driving alone on Interstate 25 in Larimer County late Wednesday night when she was shot and the front driver's side window of her car shattered, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said.

She said in a call to 911, "I'm on the highway right now and somebody just hit me and I'm bleeding from my neck and I'm scared."

The 911 operator tells her to place a dry cloth on the wound.

The woman says, "I'm trying but it's on both sides of my neck. ... I'm just scared."

She underwent surgery and is expected to survive, according to Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith.

"Listening to how calm she remains with the dispatcher, I can tell you that she is a very brave young woman," Smith said.

While authorities believe the woman was randomly selected, they are concerned the shooting may not be an isolated incident.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office cited a Tuesday morning incident when deputies were driving a department van on I-25 in Weld County, transporting three inmates from one jail to another, and the right passenger window shattered. No injuries were reported, the sheriff's office said.

Two more drivers also reported shattered windows.

A man was driving in Larimer County near I-25 Wednesday night when his car's rear window shattered, ABC affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver reported, and Thursday afternoon, a man was driving in Weld County near the highway when his driver's side window shattered. Neither man was injured, KMGH reported.

But David Moore, a spokesman for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, said, unlike the Wednesday night shooting, these three incidents have not been “proven to be cases where windows were broken by a bullet."

Separately, an abandoned truck was also found along I-25 with its back window blown out, according to KMGH. But Moore said it is too soon to connect the truck to the other incidents.

No suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing. The authorities urge drivers to report any suspicious behavior.


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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Newly released surveillance footage from Rikers Island, New York City's 400-plus-acre prison complex, is raising concerns about alleged abuse and violence inmates face while behind bars there.

The footage, obtained by The New Yorker, appears to show New York City teen Kalief Browder being slammed to the ground by a Rikers Island guard in one incident and then being beaten by other inmates in another.

Browder, who turns 22 next month, spent three years at Rikers Island -- two years in solitary confinement -- while waiting for a trial over police accusing him of stealing a backpack in May 2010. Browder was released in June 2013 when the charges against him were dismissed.

In an interview last July, Browder told ABC News that he was held there for three years because his mother could not afford to pay his bail, set at $3,500, and a trial kept getting delayed.

"Only thing on my mind was that I gotta go home, I didn't do this," said Browder, who was 16 when he was first incarcerated at Rikers. "Now I'm in jail around these grown men and they're, you know, they're fighting each other. I don't know. It was like hell on Earth."

Browder said he was beaten, stomped on and hit with weapons by correction officers.

"They cuffed me to the back, and they were just beating on me while I was in the cell," he said.

In the newly released security video, reportedly from Sept. 23, 2012, a guard can be seen arriving at Browder's cell to escort Browder to the shower, The New Yorker reported.

After a few seconds, the guard appears to slam Browder, who is handcuffed, to the ground and then hold him down. Two more guards appear to run up to the guard and Browder.

The video is then followed by footage, reportedly from Oct. 20, 2010, after Browder punched a gang leader at Rikers who spat on him, according to The New Yorker. Browder was then beaten, the magazine reported.

A group of inmates can be seen on the video attacking Browder, who appears to be punched kicked to the ground. Two guards then appear in the video, and they seem to try unsuccessfully to stop the fight. After some time, the video shows Browder being put into another room, where he is seen walking around with his hands to his head.

After a few minutes, another inmate can be seen kicking in the door to the room Browder is isolated in, and the group is seen trying to beat him again. At the end of the footage, guards finally get the inmates out, and Browder kneels on the floor, facing the wall with his hands behind him, as armored officers walk in.

A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Correction said the agency's commissioner is very troubled by what he saw on the footage of the guard apparently slamming Browder in 2012.

"He and Mayor [Bill] de Blasio have already adopted a 14-point anti-violence initiative to change the culture at DOC, and changes to the DOC’s Use of Force policy are already under way," the spokesperson said. "Training curricula for officers will be revised to reflect these changes. The Department is re-training the officer involved."

Browder's lawyer, Paul Prestia, told ABC News Friday that a lawsuit against the city is pending, but was unable to immediately give additional information.

A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Law told ABC News on Friday, "Mr. Browder's suit is currently under review."

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ABC News(SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah) -- Nicole Mayhew was at work Monday morning when she says she had a strong feeling.

“I had this feeling come over me that I needed to go home and check on my husband,” Mayhew, of Saratoga Springs, Utah, told ABC News.

Mayhew left work and went home, where she found her husband, 43-year-old Scott Mayhew, in serious trouble. He had been working on the family’s SUV when it slipped off the jack and crushed him.

“I was kind of on my side, reaching for a wrench when the car started to come down," he said. "I couldn't move at all.”

With six broken ribs and internal injuries, Scott Mayhew lay trapped, calling out for help for more than an hour.

“There was a lot of pain. I felt the car crushing me," he said. "I just knew if I hung on long enough, my prayers would be answered and she would know to come home."

Nicole Mayhew, a mother of three, said she panicked when she saw her husband’s situation.

“I was scared, but since I could hear him, I knew he was still alive,” she said. “I kind of heard him say, ‘Help me, love.'"

She and her neighbor lifted the vehicle off Scott's chest and called 911.

“I consider him extremely lucky," said one of the paramedics, Chad Pate. "I really think with her coming home as fast as she did in the time that she did, he could have lost his life had he been under the car much longer than that."

Scott believes he’s alive because of his wife’s intuition, and his wife attributes his survival to their faith.

"She's a very strong woman and I'm lucky to have her," he said.

"I think God was watching us that day," said Nicole Mayhew. "I'm so thankful for that.


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Sarah Green(JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.) -- Miracle, a tabby that apparently survived an Indiana blaze that destroyed an apartment complex, chased 48 families from their homes and killed at least seven other cats, is now living up to his name.

Now 2 weeks old, the feline was discovered at the scene by Capt. Rusty Hall of the Jeffersonville Fire Department, one day after the fire.

"Twenty-four hours later, me and my partner, Rex Caldwell, we went back to look for equipment and, more or less, checking out the building to make sure there was no hidden hot spots," Hall told ABC News. "It just so happened that we looked over and seen something yellow sitting on the ground. I had hollered for Rex and I said, 'Is that what I think it is?'"

After realizing that the kitten was alive, Hall and Caldwell brought him back to a fire truck.

"They named him Miracle, because it is," Hall said. "It's a miracle he survived through the heavy smoke and surviving for 24 hours without food or water."

"It was something you just don’t see every day," he said. "It was really amazing and it was like I was put in the right place and the right time to find this kitten."

Sarah Green, director at the J.B Ogle Animal Shelter, where Miracle now is being cared for, said seven cats -- including two adult cats found in the same apartment unit as Miracle -- were killed in the fire, and about four other cats remain missing.

"He's actually doing pretty well," Green said. "Cats that young without a mother already have the deck stacked against them."

Green believes that she may have spoken to Miracle's owner at the scene, but added she has been unsuccessful in attempting to contact her.

"If she'll be in a place where she can take the cat, I'd like to reunite him," Green said. "If not, the firefighter at the scene wants to adopt him so either way, he has a place to go."

The fire took place on the afternoon of April 16, said Jeffersonville Fire Chief Eric Hedrick. He added that the incident left one person injured and 48 families homeless.

The official cause of the fire is under investigation.

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