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  • Google Maps(TRENTON, N.J.) -- At least one person is dead and 20 injured after a wild shootout at a 24-hour art event in southern New Jersey early Sunday.The shooting broke out at about 2:45 a.m. in Trenton, New Jersey, at Art All Night, an annual event to "promote artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning and appreciation of the arts," according to the event's website. The event, held at Roebling Market in the southern part of the city, which lies just across the Delaware River from Pennsylvania, was attended by an estimated thousand or more people, authorities said.The Mercer County prosecutor's office said at a Sunday morning press conference that the one person killed, a 33-year-old man, is a suspect in the shooting. Another suspect is in custody.Of those injured, 16 were treated for gunshot wounds and four for other types of injuries, said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri.Multiple people opened fire in the shooting and multiple weapons have been recovered, authorities said."It absolutely could have been worse given the confined space and the number of shots that appeared to have been fired," Onofri said. ABC station affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reported that "numerous people" were struck by gunfire and several ambulances were called to the scene to assist the injured. The Trenton Fire Department and police also responded.Eyewitness Angelo Nicolo told WPVI-TV, "All of a sudden, my brother goes to me, 'You hear that gunfire?' I go, 'It sounds like fireworks.' He said, 'No, that's gunfire.' Next thing you know, we turn around and everybody's running down the street."Capital Health Systems, which operates Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, said numerous victims were being treated. The director of public relations at the hospital said they would not release numbers or conditions until all families were notified.Authorities said at least one of those being treated was in "extremely critical" condition.The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office homicide task force is taking the lead in the investigation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(CARMI, Ill.) -- Three inmates, including one charged with murder, busted through the wall of an Illinois jail on Saturday morning and led authorities on a manhunt.Justin Bray, Zachery Shock and Johnny Tipton allegedly used a pipe to break a hole in the concrete wall of White County Jail in Carmi, Illinois. White County sheriffs were notified of the three missing inmates at 5:30 a.m.A photo taken by Evansville, Indiana, ABC affiliate WEHT-TV showed a metal panel placed over the hole in the wall at the jail.The White County Sheriff's Office reported that Bray was captured Saturday night. Bray is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated fleeing and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.Bray was spotted walking along a road near Crossville, Illinois, at about 7:30 p.m. local time. Bray allegedly fled police, but was taken into custody after a brief search while hiding in an oil field tank. Crossville is just 9 miles north of the jail.He is now being held on an additional $1 million bail for a new escape charge.Bray had almost been taken into custody Saturday morning. The White County Sheriff's Office told WEHT-TV that, following a chase, a car with Bray as the passenger crashed near Little Wabash River. Bray jumped into the river and managed to escape from officers. The driver was taken into custody.Shock -- who faces the most serious charges of any of the escapees -- and Tipton remained on the loose early Sunday.Shock, 24, was in jail charged with murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. Tipton, 61, was being held on charges of theft and possession of stolen property.Carmi is located in rural southeastern Illinois, about 45 miles west of Evansville, Indiana. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Much of the central U.S. will be dealing with widespread heat on Sunday as heat index values are close to or exceeding 100 degrees in parts of the Midwest, including Chicago.Heat index values close to, or in excess of, 100 degrees are possible from Texas to Michigan, including Dallas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Louis; Chicago; and Detroit.On Monday, the heat expands to the east with heat index values nearing or exceeding 100 degrees again for much of the Midwest, including Kansas City, Indianapolis and Detroit.Parts of the Northeast will also get quite warm, with heat index values in the upper 90s in New York and Philadelphia. In the mid-Atlantic, heat index values near or above 100 are possible from South Carolina to Maryland.Heat advisories are in effect from northern Arkansas to southern Michigan, and excessive heat warnings are in effect in St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis. These heat index values can become dangerous.This stretch of heat shows little relief at night, especially in many of the urban areas, such as Chicago and New York.Severe threat in Northern PlainsSlow-moving, strong thunderstorms dumped very heavy rainfall overnight in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. There have been reports of over 3 inches per hour just south of Duluth, Minnesota. Radar estimates from the region show possible rainfall totals exceeding 6 inches since late Saturday night.The National Weather Service in Duluth relayed reports of numerous roads washed out in the region due to flash flooding. Flash flood watches have been posted for parts of the region through Sunday due to the threat of strong thunderstorms.Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms will develop again Sunday from Colorado to northern Michigan. These storms will once again have the potential to dump very heavy rain and bring strong gusty winds, large hail and brief tornadoes.There is a slight risk for severe weather Sunday from eastern Nebraska to northern Michigan, an area that includes Minneapolis.Locally, 2 to 3 inches of rainfall is expected in this region by Monday evening, with pockets of flash flooding possible.Tropical wave approaches Gulf CoastA cluster of thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico has a 20 percent chance of gaining tropical cyclone characteristics over the next few days. Even though development is not likely, this tropical wave will gradually move toward Texas and northern Mexico over the next few days.The system will bring numerous rounds of heavy downpours and thunderstorms to the region during the upcoming work week. Over the course of the next three to four days, there is increasing potential for rainfall totals to exceed 4 to 6 inches in parts of southern Texas, including Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Port Lavaca.There is some computer guidance suggesting that rainfall totals could be higher than what is currently forecast. Even though much of this region can deal with a good amount of rain before major flooding concerns, some flash flooding could develop in this region in the coming days.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) -- A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday night in Kansas to memorialize the two sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed when an inmate overpowered them outside a courthouse.Kansas City Mayor David Alvey said the vigil, which will take place in front of City Hall at 8 p.m. local time, will be the start of a long and trying healing process for the community of Wyandotte County, which just two years ago mourned two police officers who also was fatally shot.Alvey said the community is feeling "deep sadness," "fear," "anger" and "shock that this happened again.""Yesterday was a terribly tragic day for two of our young, bright, committed sheriff's deputies -- Theresa 'T.K.' King and Patrick Roher," the mayor told reporters at a press conference Saturday, before holding a moment of silence to honor the slain deputies."As they say, heroes are never forgotten," he added.King, 44, and Rohrer, 35, were shot Friday morning about 11:30 a.m. local time as they were about to transport two inmates from the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City. Both inmates were handcuffed and shackled at the time, according to Maj. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.Bailiff said the deputies were following protocol when the deadly altercation occurred.Few details have been provided so far, but authorities said one of the inmates -- who hasn't been identified -- overcame the deputies in a gated area outside the courthouse.Bailiff said it's very possible the deputies were shot with their own guns. There is surveillance video of the scene.The deputies called for backup, but it was too late. Both were rushed to University of Kansas Medical Center, where Rohrer died and King was in critical condition before succumbing to her injuries some 12 hours later.The suspect was also shot and taken to a hospital. The individual was in stable condition Saturday, according to Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler.The other inmate was unharmed.King, who served the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office for 13 years, leaves behind three children. Rohrer, who had been with the department for seven years, had two children of his own."These were two bright and intelligent, wonderful personalities," Bailiff said of her fallen colleagues. "They came to work every day with a smile, willing to help out, willing to do anything. It's a tremendous, great loss to our agency."Charges have not yet been formally filed with the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office.Two years ago, two police officers were fatally shot within three months of each other in Kansas City, the county seat of Wyandotte County.The year before, Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wood was shot at a convenience store but survived."It seems like Wyandotte County has really been hit hard recently," Bailiff told reporters. "It's also a time for us to bond together as a community, and I think we begin that by being at the candlelight vigil.""Let's just love one another," she added. "Go home and hug your family members because you never know what tomorrow will bring."Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A strong ridge of high pressure is bringing increasing heat and humidity to a majority of the eastern half of the country through the weekend. Heat advisories, as well as excessive heat warnings and watches, have been posted for parts of the Midwest, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis.On Saturday afternoon, the heat index will exceed 100 degrees in cities such as Little Rock, Arkansas; St. Louis; Chicago; Des Moines, Iowa; and North Platte, Nebraska. A couple of isolated daily records are possible on Saturday.The heat index on Sunday from parts of Texas all the way to Wisconsin will be near or above 100 degrees. Even parts of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio will feel close to 100 degrees by Sunday afternoon. A handful of records will be possible from Iowa to Virginia on Sunday.On Monday, the expanding heat will reach the East Coast, with temperatures feeling like the triple-digits from Texas to New York, including New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Numerous daily records are possible across the East Coast from North Carolina to New Hampshire.This stretch of heat shows little relief at night, especially in urban areas such as Chicago and New York -- a classic sign of summer across the Midwest and Northeast.Severe weather in Midwest, Northern PlainsA round of strong thunderstorms moved through parts of the upper Midwest overnight. The storms dumped over 4 inches of rain through parts of Wisconsin. Flash flooding was reported in Madison overnight with water covering roadways in the region.This latest round of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms comes after a round of storms dumped several inches of rain from northern Wisconsin to northern Illinois on Friday. Several more rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms are expected in the upper Midwest and Northern Plains this weekend due to a stalled frontal boundary. This will bring the threat for flash flooding, damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes to parts of the region.Numerous strong and severe storms will fire up this weekend, especially during the late afternoon across much of the Northern Plains and upper Midwest. The storms will have potential to dump quite a bit of rain across parts of northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan. Locally, over 4 inches of rain is expected this weekend near Duluth, Minnesota, with widespread 2 to 3 inches possible from Aberdeen, Michigan, to Houghton, Michigan.A flash flood watch has been posted for parts of the upper Midwest.Storms could turn severe from Nebraska to Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon and early evening. There is an enhanced risk for severe weather for a large part of northern Minnesota, including Duluth. Strong damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible in the enhanced region Saturday afternoon and evening.Much-needed rainMeanwhile, in the Southwest, beneficial rain is moving into the Four Corners this weekend. This rainfall is coming exactly where it is badly needed. Locally, 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected in parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.Isolated flash flooding, especially on recent burn scars, remains a concern. Lightning is also a concern since it could start new fires in parts of the region. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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