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  • ABC News(NEW YORK) -- There were nearly 150 damaging storm reports Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to Denver, including five reported tornadoes, with many of the areas looking at more rain and possible flooding on Wednesday.Some of the worst damage on Tuesday was reported in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, where hail bigger than baseballs covered the ground and damaged cars. More than 10 inches of rain fell Tuesday in parts of Texas and up to 8 inches of fell in the Plains, producing flash flooding from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Kansas and Nebraska.Flash flooding is possible on Wednesday from Montana to Texas. Flood watches have been issued in southeast Texas and across much of the Plains.The bull's-eye will stretch from Texas to Illinois, where some areas could see more than 4 inches of rain.Excessive heatA huge area of high pressure is moving into the Southwest, drying the air out and heating it up.Excessive heat warnings and watches were issued for California, Nevada and Arizona for the next several days as temperatures soar into the 110s.The heat will spread into central and northern California as well, with cities such as Sacramento and Redding heating up into the 100s. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Jackson County Sheriff’s Office(VANCLEAVE, Miss.) -- A mother in southern Mississippi has been charged with second-degree murder after her 10-month-old son was left in a hot car and died, authorities said.The child, Kash Barhonovich, died last Thursday after being left in his mother’s parked car for an unknown length of time outside her home, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.The temperature reached 90 degrees with a heat index of 98 degrees that day.The preliminary autopsy results show that Kash's death was consistent with hyperthermia, or having a body temperature greatly above normal, according to the sheriff's office.Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich, 28, of Vancleave, Mississippi, was jailed Tuesday without bond on the second-degree murder charge, the sheriff's office said. She made her first court appearance Wednesday morning without an attorney, and did not enter a plea, the sheriff's office said.Kash was one of at least 15 children to die from hot cars so far this year, after 43 died in 2017, according to kidsandcars.org.Another baby died Tuesday after being found in a hot car in Kingsland, Georgia, according to The Florida Times-Union. Authorities declined to confirm the place or cause of the baby's death, citing a pending autopsy report, Donald Belcher of the Kingsland Police Department told ABC News.In general, it takes little time for a car to get too hot for babies and kids.Children's bodies heat up much faster than adults' do, and children's internal organs begin to shut down after their core body temperature reaches 104 degrees, according to a report from the National Safety Council.On an 86-degree day, for example, it would take only about 10 minutes for the inside of a car to reach a dangerous 105 degrees, the report said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Pennsylvania police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy near Pittsburgh Tuesday night after pulling over a vehicle believed to have been connected to an earlier shooting incident, authorities said Wednesday.Officials have not released the names of anyone involved.The Allegheny County Police Department reported receiving multiple 911 calls of shots fired in the borough of North Braddock at about 8:20 p.m.Callers reported that a vehicle was seen fleeing the scene, according to authorities. Descriptions of the vehicle were relayed to neighboring police departments to assist in the search.North Braddock police and paramedics responded to the scene and discovered a 22-year-old man who had been shot, authorities said. He was transported to a trauma center where he was treated and released.Meanwhile, an East Pittsburgh police officer stopped the vehicle matching the descriptions, Allegheny County police said, and the driver was taken into custody.But, during the arrest, two other people in the vehicle fled, according to authorities.“One individual -- a 17-year-old male -- was shot by police," the Allegheny County Police Department said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning.Police provided no additional information about the fatal shooting.The teen was transported to McKeesport Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.There is an ongoing search for the other person who fled the scene, authorities said.Multiple police agencies are assisting, including Pennsylvania State Police, which has provided a helicopter to help in the search, according to ABC Pittsburgh affiliate WTAE-TV.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 833-ALL-TIPS (833-255-8477). The department can also be reached via its social media sites.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(BRIDGEWATER, Mass.) -- A Massachusetts woman is opening up about how she managed to fight off a convicted rapist who attacked her over the weekend and tried to force her into his car.The woman, who asked not to be identified, spoke out Wednesday in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America, offering exclusive details on how she mustered up the strength to fight off the man who assaulted her early Sunday morning.The terrifying ordeal unfolded while she was out for a routine jog at around 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, about 33 miles south of Boston, when a man pulled his SUV over, ran toward her and tried to drag her into his vehicle.
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  • Family Photo(ROCKAWAY, N.J.) -- The family of a 12-year-old who committed suicide has filed a lawsuit against the young girl's school district, claiming it failed to protect her from months of intense bullying.Mallory Grossman, a sixth-grader at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway, New Jersey, killed herself on June 14, 2017, following months of “ongoing and systematic bullying” that her family said caused her to suffer at school, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.Her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, filed a wrongful death suit against the Rockaway Township Board of Education and its staff, citing at least 14 bullying incidents they said drove her to kill herself.
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