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Metropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) — Daron Dylon Wint, the man suspected in a quadruple murder at a Washington, D.C. mansion, was taken into custody on Thursday night, police said.

Wint, 34, was arrested at 11 p.m. on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington, Metropolitan Police said. He is charged with first degree felony murder while armed. Members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force made the arrest. He is slated to be arraigned Friday.

Wint was named by Metropolitan Police as the suspect in the murders after his DNA was found on the crust of a Domino's pizza that had been delivered to the house, authorities said.

Savvas Savopoulos and his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Phillip and longtime housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were found dead on May 14.

Robert Fernandez, Commander of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, says Wint's arrest occurred after officers trailed two vehicles leaving a Maryland hotel. The capture apparently followed a missed opportunity for an arrest.

“We tracked him up to New York City and we barely missed him,” Fernandez said.

“It was a very fluid situation. We were planning on figuring out where he was in the hotel and then taking him down. When we were approaching, we realized he was in a vehicle.”


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Investigators believe the home invasion was not random.

"We do believe there is a connection between this suspect in this case through the business," Police Chief Cathy Lanier said.

Savopoulos was the CEO of American Iron Works, which specializes in steel and iron manufacturing. Wint was previously an employee of the company.

Authorities have not ruled out more than one person being involved in the crime.

Following the arrest, the Savopoulos family released a statement, saying, "We are thankful to law enforcement who have worked so diligently to bring about an arrest in this case. While it does not abate our pain, we hope that it begins to restore a sense of calm and security to our neighborhood and to our city. We are blessed to live in a community comprised of close circles of friends who have supported us and grieve with us."


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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Two men from Anaheim, California were arrested Thursday night on terrorism charges, law enforcement sources confirm to ABC News.

The arrests -- one at Los Angeles International Airport and the other in Orange County, California -- were carried out by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and are said to be a part of a wide-ranging investigation into men suspected of planning travel abroad to join ISIS. They come at a time when the FBI has warned of an ISIS social media campaign to recruit followers.

"There are people in the U.S. who go onto these websites and without ever having talked to anybody or met anybody in ISIS, they get converted," says ABC News' counterterrorism consultant Richard Clarke.

Clarke says those American converts are urged to join the fight in Iraq or Syria or kill at home.

In this latest case, there was no known public threat to Southern California.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — “You went to bed and woke up stupid this morning, huh?”

That’s what Hashim Fannin said as a would-be carjacker lay flat on the ground with his hands up, a gun pointed squarely to his back.

Fannin said he was pulling into a parking spot at the Family Dollar in northwest Atlanta earlier this month when Edgar Horn, 61, slid into his passenger seat and allegedly said, “You know what this is.”

That’s when Fannin pulled out a small handgun and “asked him to get out of the car, probably not in those exact words,” Fannin recounted.

When police arrived, cell phone video showed Fannin waving police over, then calmly dropping his weapon. One officer even extends a hand in gratitude before tending to the hapless criminal.

“Honestly, I look at it like this. That is one less guy I got to worry about bothering my mom when she’s out grocery shopping,” Fannin told ABC affiliate WSB.

Horn was arrested for attempted robbery and entering an automobile, according to a police report.

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aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) -- An Omaha police officer was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon while trying to serve a felony warrant to a suspect, according to the Omaha Police Department.

Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, was scheduled to go on maternity leave Thursday to take care of her daughter, Olivia Ruth, born premature in February, according to authorities. Orozco was a 7-year veteran of the department and had worked in the North Gang Suppression Squad since 2012.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmanderer said Orozco and other officers were in pursuit of 26-year-old Marcus D. Wheeler when Wheeler began shooting at police. Police returned gunfire, hitting Wheeler. Orozco and Wheeler were both pronounced dead at Creighton University Medical Center soon after the 1 p.m. shooting, according to Schmanderer at a news conference.

Authorities said Wheeler was a gang member and convicted felon. He had a felony warrant for first-degree assault from a previous shooting in 2014.

“Officer Kerrie Orozco gave her life for all of us in her service to the Omaha Police Department,” said Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert in a statement. “She will be missed and remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter and dedicated officer.”

The mayor’s office announced on Thursday that flags will be at half-mast through Memorial Day to honor Officer Orozco.

"She was a friend, a popular officer," Schmaderer said. "I just can't even imagine that this has happened. The city of Omaha owes her and her family a debt of gratitude."

Schmanderer said Orozco was very involved with the community and was a Girl Scout mentor, a baseball coach for the Omaha Boys and Girls Club and the president of the Police Officer’s Ball.

The Omaha community is rallying to raise money for Orozco’s husband, two step-children and her newborn daughter.


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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Douglas Hughes, the pilot and activist who shocked the country when he landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., last month entered a not guilty plea in court on Thursday to all six charges pending against him, including two felonies.

The charges range from piloting without proper license to violating national defense airspace.

The judge lifted home detention, allowing him to travel within his home county of Hillsborough County, Florida. He will retain his ankle bracelet with GPS to track him. In addition, he may not be in Washington, except for court appearances and meeting with his lawyer. He also may not operate an aircraft and must stay away from the White House and Capitol.

Hughes was supported in the courtroom by several activists sympathetic to his call to get money out of politics.

Hughes told reporters outside, "I accept the consequences of what I did, because I believe it is critical that we return our democracy to the people."

Both Hughes and his lawyer referred to the landing as “civil disobedience.”

He said he is not eager for jail time and would consider a plea.

"I will never do anything like this again,” he said. “But I would not do anything different."

Hughes was presented with a stamp featuring his photo by activists from the group Code Pink whose representatives call Hughes "an American hero."

He is next due in court at on May 27 for a status hearing.

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ABC News(WINDSOR, Colo.) -- The FBI has joined a probe into whether a possible serial shooter is on the loose in rural Colorado after a man was fatally shot while biking on a stretch of road recently.

John Jacoby, 48, was found dead near his bike Monday in Windsor, Colorado. Local authorities, who have since called in agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said it is the first homicide in Windsor in eight years.

Residents said Jacoby, reportedly a part-time parks worker and grocery store bagger who walked or rode his bike everywhere, was known by many people and loved by all.

A memorial was erected where his body was found. Investigators say they are now looking into whether Jacoby's slaying is linked to a mysterious shooting on a nearby highway in April.

On April 22, Cori Romero, 20, was shot in the neck while driving along Interstate 25 near Fort Collins, Colorado. Romero said initially she didn't think she'd been shot. She thought that her window had been shattered by an unknown object and that glass had punctured her skin.

"You don't really think that something like that would happen to you, just driving home from work," Romero said.

Investigators are now concerned that the two cases could be linked. In recent weeks, several other cars, including a sheriff's jail van, also have had windows blown out. It wasn't clear whether gunfire was the cause. The news has residents on edge, though.

"I think obviously people are going to be concerned when they hear of something like this, especially with two incidents within a relatively close proximity to each other," said David Moore, a spokesman for the Larimer County sheriff.

The Pelican Fest Triathlon that was originally scheduled for the weekend in Windsor has been canceled. The organizer posted on Facebook that it was not comfortable with the potential risk. Meanwhile, there are heightened patrols on the interstate and investigators are hoping for a break.

"It would be extremely helpful if we could get a citizen to come forward," Moore said.

Police say they have no suspects.


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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- It's that time of year again. Time to dust off the barbecue and replace coats with bathing suits. Memorial Day weekend is finally here, the unofficial start of summer.

Warm sunshine is expected on both coasts, which is great news for the beaches, but that isn't the case for the plain states, the Midwest and central parts of the country.

The East Coast will see temperatures climb throughout the weekend from Florida to New Jersey.

By Monday, some spots could reach the mid- to upper-80s in the Mid-Atlantic states. New England will be a bit milder, with highs topping out in the 60s and 70s. Dry weather is on tap for much of the coast, with a bright mix of sun and clouds -- great beach weather.

Out West, more sunshine and warm temperatures, especially for Southern California and the Southwest. The Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies could see some wet weather throughout the weekend. Scattered showers with mostly cloudy skies are expected with cooler temperatures in the 60s.

The main trouble area for the weekend is across the plain states and the Midwest, where scattered thunderstorms, some severe, will threaten the area each day of the holiday weekend, and could put a damper on any outdoor activities. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible from the Southern Plains to the Midwest, mainly in the afternoon and evening hours from Saturday through Monday.

A bigger concern with these storms will be the potential for significant flooding over the weekend, especially in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Texas was in an exceptional drought the past 3 to 5 years, and with these recent rains this month they are finally seeing some relief. But all of this rain so fast is causing dangerous flash flooding.

In Oklahoma City, they've already received nearly 14 inches this month, and with more rain on the way, May 2015 will likely go down as the wettest month on record there.

From Texas to Oklahoma, flash flood watches are posted through the holiday weekend for an additional three to six inches of rain. On top of already saturated ground, this could become a life-threatening flood situation, and anyone with outdoor plans should pay attention to severe and flash flood warnings in their area.

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Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Two days after a ruptured pipeline leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil off the California shore, wildlife — including pelicans — have been found coated in oil on the beach.

At least one bird was found dead even as teams from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife combed the area looking for injured animals. According to the department at least 272 people are taking part in the clean-up effort.

On Facebook the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response said they have sent at least five pelicans to rehabilitation centers.

The oil leak was first reported around noon on Tuesday in southern California. The pipeline was built in 1991 by Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline, which said it shut down the flow of oil.

"Plains deeply regrets this release has occurred and is making every effort to limit its environmental impact,” the company said in an earlier statement.

A day after the spill, oil could be seen on nearly every rock in Refugio as crews worked to clean up the area. Further south along the coast, one beach was nearly covered with crude oil Wednesday before it apparently was washed to sea before Thursday morning. The pungent crude oil smell lingered in the area as crew members in white suits worked on Rufugio beach to clean the area.

The Refugio state beach is often packed with campers during Memorial Day weekend, but will now be closed indefinitely as crews operate to clean that beach and other coastlines.

Officials said there's a potential that far more oil leaked into the Pacific ocean through the faulty pipeline with a worst case scenario at 105,000 gallons.

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Obtained by ABC News(CAPE COD, Mass.) — A rogue wave slammed into a boat carrying students on a whale watching trip off of Massachusetts Wednesday, sending eight to the hospital.

The boat — the Captain John & Son II — was carrying 112 people, all part of a high school group from New York, when it was struck by a wave, according to ABC-affiliated station WCVB-TV. The students on the 76-foot boat were whale watching off of Cape Cod.

“Everyone went sliding down because no one was holding on,” student Marisa Kehley said. “I was terrified. I didn’t think that waves that big could hit a boat.”

The wave, as high as eight feet, combined with 20-knot winds to create conditions so rough that some of the passengers on board the boat passed out.

Emergency crews were waiting when the boat reached the dock, and eight people were taken to an area hospital, many of them suffering cuts and bruises. All of the students were later released from the hospital.

The situation had some students fearful of going back on the water.

“I never want to go on another whale watch again,” Kehley said. “I didn’t think that the ocean was going to be that bad.”


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iStock/Thinkstock(WAIMANALO, Hawaii) — A second Marine has died as a result of injuries he sustained when an Osprey aircraft experienced a hard landing during a training flight in Hawaii, officials said.

Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan, 21, of Maricopa, Arizona, died Tuesday, according to a release from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

One other Marine was also killed Sunday, when the aircraft disappeared behind a cloud of red dust as it began to land around 11:40 a.m. at Oahu's Bellows Air Force Station.

“Lance Cpl. Determan represents the best America has to offer,” said Col Vance L. Cryer, commanding officer, 15th MEU. “Our country and our Corps are poorer for his loss, but his example will continue to inspire us."

The Osprey was carrying 22 U.S. service members when it crashed. According to the Marines, 21 Marines and one Navy corpsman were on board. Three others remain hospitalized, but in stable condition.

Investigators said on Monday that they were not sure why the aircraft went down in Hawaii but that an investigation was ongoing and that there would be no change in Osprey flights.

"It's too soon to determine exactly what caused the crash," the Pentagon's Warren said. "As of now there have been no safety messages, no adjustments to operations."
 
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ABC News(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statement of emergency in Santa Barbara on Wednesday after a ruptured pipeline off the coast leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil.

The leak was first reported around noon on Tuesday when an onshore pipeline broke, allowing crude to reach a storm drain that empties into the ocean.

At least two oil slicks that when combined cover approximately nine miles of the Santa Barbara coast have been identified by the Coast Guard.

The cause of the rupture is not yet known but Coast Guard crews were able to stop the leak by 3 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Nearby Refugio State Beach was evacuated and officials did not say if the beach would be re-opened in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The pipeline was built in 1991 by Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline, which said it shut down the flow of oil.

“Plains deeply regrets this release has occurred and is making every effort to limit its environmental impact,” the company said in a statement.

The spill occurred along the same stretch of coastline that was decimated in a 1969 spill that helped spark the modern day environmental movement.


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Metropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) — Police in Washington, D.C., Wednesday named a suspect in a fatal mansion fire that killed four people last week.

The Metropolitan Police Department said officers were searching for Daron Wint, 34, after a court issued an arrest warrant charging him with "Murder One while Armed."

Police did not say what led them to Wint.

The fire killed the homeowners — Savvas Savopoulos and his wife, Amy — along with their 10-year-old son Phillip and their longtime housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa.

The Metropolitan Police Department has offered a reward of $25,000 per victim to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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Courtesy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy(BALTIMORE) -- Three weeks after Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced initial charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of Freddie Gray, a grand jury has now indicted all six officers.

“As our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence,” state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby, the chief prosecutor for Baltimore, announced Thursday afternoon.

The grand jury returned the indictments earlier in the day after hearing evidence from prosecutors for two weeks, Mosby said.

The charges outlined in the indictment are nearly identical to charges announced earlier this month -- though the grand jury added "reckless endangerment" charges and dropped false imprisonment charges against some of the officers.

Gray, 25, died last month after suffering a spinal injury during an arrest and subsequent van transport, during which he was handcuffed but unsecured. The incident sparked violent protests and a federal civil rights probe into the entire Baltimore Police Department over whether officers engage in a “pattern or practice” of discriminatory policing.

According to Mosby, the specific charges in the indictments are:

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. (van driver)

Second-degree depraved heart murder; involuntary manslaughter; second-degree negligent assault; manslaughter by vehicle and gross negligence; manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligence; misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner; reckless endangerment.

Officer William Porter

Involuntary manslaughter; second-degree negligent assault; misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner; reckless endangerment.

Lt. Brian Rice

Involuntary manslaughter; second-degree negligent assault; misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner and an illegal arrest; reckless endangerment.

Officer Edward Nero

Second-degree intentional assault; misconduct in office for an illegal arrest; misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner; reckless endangerment.

Officer Garrett Miller


Second-degree intentional assault; misconduct in office for an illegal arrest; misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner; reckless endangerment.

Sgt. Alicia White

Involuntary manslaughter; second-degree negligent assault; misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner; reckless endangerment.

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Daron Dylon Wint, 34, seen in this undated police handout, is wanted in connection with a quadruple homicide which occurred May 14, 2015, in northwest Washington. (Metropolitan Police Department)(LANHAM, Md.) -- Authorities searched a Maryland home overnight in the investigation of a deadly mansion murder, going through the trash and removing bags of evidence -- but in the end it was a piece of pizza crust that could lead to the suspect's arrest.

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was identified on Wednesday as the key suspect in the quadruple slaying and arson attack in Northwest, a section of Washington, D.C. A court issued an arrest warrant for Wint with “murder one while armed,” authorities said.

Two sources familiar with the case told ABC News that DNA found on the crust of a Domino's pizza that had been delivered to the house led authorities to identify Wint as the suspect.

Police visited a home in Lanham, Maryland, and removed three bags of items in relation to the investigation.

Wint’s stepmother, speaking to ABC News, called Wint “hostile.”

“He doesn’t listen,” said the woman, who has not been identified. “You try to tell him and guide him the right way, but he thinks he knows the law … more than anybody else. He was very argumentative. Everywhere he goes there's an argument ... very arrogant.”

Savvas Savopoulos and his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Phillip and longtime housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were found dead May 14. According to a source familiar with the case, only the boy was burned to death -- the other victims were doused with gasoline and stabbed.

Police reports show that the victims made a flurry of calls the day of the fire. Additionally, Savopoulos’ personal assistant dropped off a package containing $40,000 in cash to the home, the source said.

Bernardo Alfaro, Figuera’s husband, told ABC News in an exclusive interview that he became alarmed when his wife didn’t come home.

“I didn’t hear from her, and every time I call the phone, it just going straight to voicemail,” he said.

After Alfaro couldn’t reach his wife, he drove to the house, knocked on the door and rang the doorbell. But after Savapolous called him saying he’d call back, Alfaro went home, waiting for a call that never came.

The house was engulfed in flames hours later, authorities said.

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Courtesy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy(BALTIMORE) -- Shaky cell phone video released on Wednesday may show officers with Freddie Gray during one of the stops made while the Baltimore man was in police custody after his arrest, according to a report.

The Baltimore Sun released the footage taken by an unidentified witness. The video appears to show police officers surrounding Gray, 25, as he is motionless outside a police van.

It is the latest of several videos that have emerged in the case.

Police took Gray into custody in Baltimore on April 12. An officer was heard telling dispatch at 8:40 a.m. that officers had one person in custody in the 1700 block of Presbury Street, two blocks south of North and Mount Streets, police said.

The cell phone footage takes place at the first stop officers made during Gray's apprehension, at the corner of Mount and Baker streets, according to The Baltimore Sun. Multiple police are seen in the video, though it is not clear which of six officers arrested in the case are involved in this particular moment.

Reached for comment about the video, State Attorney’s Office Director of Communications Rochelle Ritchie said, “We have nothing to add at this point.”

Earlier this month, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said officers put flex cuffs on Gray's wrists and leg cuffs on his legs before loading him “on his stomach, head first into the wagon.”

They did not secure him with a seat belt, she said, which is “contrary to a [Baltimore Police Department] order.”

The medical examiner’s office ruled Gray’s death was ruled a homicide by severe trauma by earlier this month.

Officers Caesar Goodson Jr., William Porter, Edward Nero and Garrett Miller, Lt. Brian Rice, and Sgt. Alicia Miller were arrested and charged in Gray's death.

The officers have not yet entered pleas, according to White's attorney, Ivan Bates, who had no comment on the new video other than saying he did not see White in it.

However, Michael Davey, an attorney hired by one of the officers who spoke on behalf of all six, said after charges were filed, “These officers will be vindicated because they have done nothing wrong.”

He added, “No officer injured Mr. Gray, caused harm to Mr. Gray, and [they] are truly saddened by his death.”

Gray sustained a spinal injury when he was in custody and required medical attention. He went into a coma several days later and died a week after his apprehension.

It remains unclear why Gray was taken into custody, with police only noting he ran away from officers.


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