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Boy Injured When Plane Crashed on Beach Recovering

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Nicholas Baer, 12, is recovering after he was hit by the propeller of a plane as he finished playing on the beach with friends.

Man Charged With Murder in San Francisco Pier Shooting, DA Says

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Courtesy of Steinle family(SAN FRANCISCO) — The man accused of a killing a young woman in a tourist-heavy area of San Francisco has been formally charged with murder, officials said.

Francisco Sanchez, allegedly gunned down Kate Steinle as she walked with her father on Pier 14 last Wednesday night in an apparently random killing, according to police.

Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times to his native Mexico, was set to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.

No further details were immediately available, but Sanchez spoke to ABC News station KGO-TV in an exclusive jailhouse interview.

He said that he kept coming back to San Francisco because he thought the city wouldn’t actively look to deport him.

In the interview, he told KGO-TV that he took sleeping pills and then began wandering around the pier. After that, he found a gun and it went off, he told the station.

Sanchez was on probation in Texas at the time of the shooting and served federal time for sneaking back into the country.

The killing spurred Immigration and Customs Enforcement to slam the San Francisco Police Department for not honoring a March immigration detainer for Sanchez.

But the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that it had no “legal basis” to hold Sanchez because he did not have an active warrant. He was released in April.

In a statement given to ABC News on Monday, ICE said it should have been notified that Sanchez was going to be released.

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mikarimi told ABC News that ice should have provided a court order or federal warrant and that a 2013 law limits contact the agency can have with ICE.

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Man Charged With Murder in San Francisco Pier Shooting

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Francisco Sanchez was charged with allegedly killing Kate Steinle.

Cosby Admits Giving Quaaludes to Woman, Court Documents Say

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Bill Cosby allegedly admitted to giving Quaaludes to a woman before sex.

South Carolina Takes Step Towards Removing Confederate Flag With Senate Vote

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Denis Jr. Tangney/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — A step has been taken toward removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol grounds with the Senate voting in favor of its removal.

The flag isn’t coming down quite yet, however, as the bill now has to go to the state’s House of Representatives for more debate and approval, before it then is sent back to the Senate.

Many state representatives made their opinions about the flag known, with repeated references to the shooting in a Charleston church that left nine dead, which renewed calls for the flag’s removal.

State Sen. Larry Martin said that race relations in South Carolina have improved since he was in fourth grade and schools were integrated.

“[The] flag is part of our history, not our future,” he said, noting that it “does not represent all of the people of South Carolina.”

Removing the flag would require a two-thirds majority in both chambers under the terms of the 2000 deal that moved a version of the flag from the top of the Statehouse dome to an area on the grounds that has a monument to Confederate soldiers.

The local paper, The Post and Courier, the South Carolina Press Association and the Associated Press surveyed lawmakers and found that the necessary two-thirds needed to vote to remove the flag have spoken out in favor of its removal.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has already publicly stated that she wants the flag removed, and while she has no legislative power to do so, her support for the removal has helped push the issue forward.

Supporters of both sides of the cause have been demonstrating at the capitol in Columbia in recent weeks, ever since the man who allegedly shot and killed nine people in a historic black church in Charleston was found to have pictures of himself with the Confederate flag.

On June 27, one woman took the matter into her own hands and scaled the flag pole and removed the flag, only to be arrested and have the flag put back up.

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Turnabout: ISIS Fighter Makes July 4 Threat, Reportedly Killed That Day

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zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A day after a purported high-profile Western member of ISIS posted an ominous message on Twitter saying this Fourth of July would be a “day to remember,” U.S.-led coalition missiles may have kept the promise for him – just probably not the way he meant.

On Monday, other Twitter accounts associated with suspected ISIS members mourned the death of Abu Rahin Aziz, also known as Abu Abduallah Britani, who the other accounts said was killed in an American drone strike on the fourth – the same day the U.S. military announced more than a dozen airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria.

U.S. officials declined to confirm or deny Aziz’s death, and extremists have faked death online before. A representative for the British Home Office said that in general, the office does not comment on individual cases.

Anjem Choudary, a controversial London-based Islamic figure and former associate of Aziz, told ABC News he understood Aziz’s death to be confirmed and asked that “Allah accept him in paradise.”

Aziz was prolific in ISIS’s social media outreach, allegedly luring recruits and inspiring attacks on the West online from a number of Twitter accounts.

“America likes hitting people,” said a Twitter account attributed to Aziz recently, “but doesn’t like getting hit back… Oh well, every action has a reaction.”

Lorenzo Vidino, Director of the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, said that if Aziz’s death is confirmed, it would be a “victory” for the anti-ISIS coalition.

“Obviously he is a person, definitely of interest to authorities because of the influence that he has online and the fact that he has been in contact with people in the West ready to carry out attacks,” Vidino said. “He was one of the key people inciting attacks in the West, calling people in the West through social media to carry out attacks.”

Late Monday, President Obama announced the U.S. is taking off the gloves when it comes to hitting ISIS targets in Syria.

“We’re going after ISIL [ISIS] leadership and infrastructure in Syria, the heart of [ISIS] that pumps funds and propaganda to people around the world,” he said.

The President cited the attack on a Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas in May as the sort of threat the U.S. now faces. The men behind that attack were inspired by Aziz, among others.

The Telegraph
reported Aziz traveled to Syria after he was convicted of stabbing a soccer fan in the eye in London. Vidino said that before he left, Aziz was a known member of the “radical scene” in the U.K.

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Maryland Mom Accused of Leaving Infant on Road Held on $500K Bail

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Sandra McClary is seen in this undated mugshot posted to Facebook by Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department/Facebook)(PASADENA, Md.) — The Maryland mother charged with abandoning her infant on the side of a road Sunday morning is being held on $500,000 bail and faces a separate indictment for armed robbery, court records indicate.

Sandra Clara McClary was charged on Sunday with child neglect and reckless endangerment after allegedly taking her infant daughter out of her car and leaving her on the side of the road, Anne Arundel County police said.

The child neglect case is not her first brush with the law.

The 26-year-old faces a 26-count indictment for two connected robberies allegedly committed in the summer of 2014, including two counts of armed robbery, two counts of first degree assault, two counts of second degree assault and two counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony or violent crime.

The details of those cases were not immediately available.

The trial has been postponed at least three times and now is scheduled for Sept. 29, records show. She has changed lawyers repeatedly in the case and it is not clear if she has entered a plea.

The most recent lawyer listed for this case, Kelly Poma, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Charges in three other cases, including an assault in 2010 and an order of protection charge in 2007 have been dropped..

Anne Arundel County Police reported that McClary called their office at around 10 a.m. on Sunday, identifying herself as the mother of the abandoned child. She initially said that the child’s father was supposed to have the child but police later say they found that her vehicle was used to drop the baby off.

Social services is now looking after the infant.

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Convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Begins Appeals Process

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FBI(BOSTON) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has taken the first step in what could be a lengthy appeals process.

On Monday, the legal team representing Tsarnaev filed a preliminary motion for a new trial after the 21-year-old was convicted on multiple charges and sentenced last month to death on six of them. 

The basis of the request was not immediately clear. 

Defense attorneys called the filing a “placeholder” until post-trial motions are decided but it does mark the start of appeals that could significantly delay capital punishment. 

Tsarnaev is currently at a high-security prison in Colorado awaiting eventual transfer to federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Mom Accused of Leaving Infant on Road Held on $500K Bail

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Police say that she called in, identifying herself as the mother of the child.

SC Confederate Flag Removal Plan Takes Step Forward

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Denis Jr. Tangney/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — The South Carolina Senate moved forward on Monday with a plan to take the Confederate battle flag down off the statehouse lawn.

State Senators spent much of the day offering history lessons about the Civil War, and perspectives about a proposal to fold up the Confederate flag flying outside and put it into a museum.

By the end of the day, the idea passed by a 37-to-3 margin.

Senator Vincent Sheheen, a co-sponsor of the legislation to remove the flag, said it should be removed because it’s “the right thing to do.”

Senator Harvey Peeler however disagreed. He supports the flag and said he will vote against the bill. As for suggestions the flag be moved to a museum, he said, “The greatest museum in the state of South Carolina is right here, the state house capitol complex is the greatest museum in the entire state.”

Senator John Courson also defended the flag, saying that he has never perceived the flag as a racial symbol.

“I regret, deeply deeply regret that right wing extremist groups have hijacked that banner and turned it into a political symbol of hate,” he said.

Monday’s vote was the second of three readings in the Senate; another vote is scheduled for Tuesday before the matter is sent to the State House of Representatives.

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How a Man Miraculously Found His Wife’s Lost Dollar Bill

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See the details of this incredible love story.

No Injuries, Evidence of Shooting at Walter Reed Medical Center

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The facility was opened a few hours later following sweep.

Walter Reed Medical Center Temporarily Placed on Lockdown

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The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is sheltered in place.

All Ends ‘Well’ for Puppy

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Firefighters pulled a yellow Labrador puppy from a deep well on Sunday morning.

Walter Reed Medical Center Placed on Lockdown

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The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is sheltered in place.

Reports of ‘Suspected Shooter’ at Walter Reed Medical Center

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The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is sheltered in place.

Firefighters Rescue Puppy From Deep Well

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Firefighters pulled a yellow Labrador puppy from a deep well on Sunday morning.

Walter Reed Medical Center on Lockdown After Report of Suspected ‘Active Shooter’

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ABC News(BETHESDA, Md.) — The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus near Bethesda, Maryland, placed a shelter in place order this morning following reports of a suspected active shooter.

Montgomery County Police officers responded but have not confirmed the initial report of a gunshot heard on campus.

The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center joined in 2011, forming the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, one of the largest military medical centers in the U.S.

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No Evidence of Shooting After Lockdown at Walter Reed Medical Center

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ABC News(BETHESDA, Md.) — No injuries were reported at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus near Bethesda, Maryland, following a report of a suspected active shooter.

Someone made a phone call Monday morning reporting noises that could have been shots, the Montgomery County Police said.

The center announced a shelter in place order soon after the call was made. However, officers responded and found no confirmed shots and no reported injuries, police said.

Officers were still working to clear each floor and room as of this afternoon, police said.

Patient care at the facility is suspended for the rest of the day, the Montgomery County Police tweeted.

The Navy originally confirmed the lockdown in a statement, saying: “All base personnel are sheltering in place as a result of unconfirmed reports of an active shooter.”

The Navy’s statement added: “DOD Security Force, NIH Police Force and County EMS and Medics have responded and searching the area.”

The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center joined in 2011, forming the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, one of the largest military medical centers in the U.S.

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U.S. South Carolina Lawmakers Launch Into Debate Over Confederate Flag Removal

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Denis Jr. Tangney/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — The fate of the Confederate flag on the South Carolina state capitol grounds is up for debate today as lawmakers launch into the controversial topic.

The state’s general assembly is returning to Columbia to debate the use of the flag as well as finalize budget issues. 

No decision is expected to be finalized today, but the topic is going to be raised in both the state Senate and the state House of Representatives.

Making any changes regarding the flag requires a two-thirds super-majority in both chambers under the terms of the 2000 deal that moved a square version of the flag from the top of the Statehouse dome to an area on the grounds that has a monument to Confederate soldiers, according to the Associated Press.

The local paper, The Post and Courier, the South Carolina Press Association and the Associated Press surveyed lawmakers and found that the necessary two-thirds needed to vote to remove the flag have spoken out in favor of its removal.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has already publicly stated that she wants the flag removed, and while she has no legislative power to do so, her support for the removal has helped push the issue forward.

Supporters of both sides of the cause have been demonstrating at the capitol in Columbia in recent weeks, ever since the man who allegedly shot and killed nine people in a famed black church in Charleston was found to have pictures of himself with the Confederate flag.

On June 27, one woman took the matter into her own hands and scaled the flag pole and removed the flag, only to be arrested and have the flag put back up. The woman, Bree Newsome, faces a $5,000 fine and up to three years in prison if convicted of defacing a monument but social media supporters have already raised more than $125,000 for her.

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US South Carolina Lawmakers Launch Into Debate Over Confederate Flag Removal

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Denis Jr. Tangney/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — The fate of the Confederate flag on the South Carolina state capitol grounds is up for debate on Monday as lawmakers launch into the controversial topic.

The state’s general assembly is returning to Columbia to debate the use of the flag as well as finalize budget issues. 

No decision is expected to be finalized on Monday, but the topic is going to be raised in both the state Senate and the state House of Representatives.

Making any changes regarding the flag requires a two-thirds super-majority in both chambers under the terms of the 2000 deal that moved a square version of the flag from the top of the Statehouse dome to an area on the grounds that has a monument to Confederate soldiers, according to the Associated Press.

The local paper, The Post and Courier, the South Carolina Press Association and the Associated Press surveyed lawmakers and found that the necessary two-thirds needed to vote to remove the flag have spoken out in favor of its removal.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has already publicly stated that she wants the flag removed, and while she has no legislative power to do so, her support for the removal has helped push the issue forward.

Supporters of both sides of the cause have been demonstrating at the capitol in Columbia in recent weeks, ever since the man who allegedly shot and killed nine people in a famed black church in Charleston was found to have pictures of himself with the Confederate flag.

On June 27, one woman took the matter into her own hands and scaled the flag pole and removed the flag, only to be arrested and have the flag put back up. The woman, Bree Newsome, faces a $5,000 fine and up to three years in prison if convicted of defacing a monument but social media supporters have already raised more than $125,000 for her.

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Why Suspected SF Killer Kept Coming Back to the City

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The suspect went to federal prison for repeatedly sneaking back into the U.S.

San Francisco Shooting Suspect Says He Kept Coming Back to the City to Avoid Deportation

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Courtesy of Steinle family(SAN FRANCISCO) — An undocumented immigrant suspected of killing a woman at a San Francisco pier said he chose the city for its sanctuary policies — that is, he knew San Francisco was a good place to avoid deportation, he told ABC station KGO-TV.

In an exclusive jailhouse interview, a KGO-TV reporter asked Francisco Sanchez, the alleged gunman, “Did you keep coming back to San Francisco because you knew that they wouldn’t actively look for you to deport you?” and Sanchez responded, “Yes.”

Sanchez, who has been deported five times, told KGO-TV he started wandering on Pier 14 on Wednesday after taking sleeping pills he found in a dumpster. He said he then picked up a gun that he found and it went off.

Kate Steinle, 32, who was walking the pier with her father, was shot dead, authorities said, noting that Sanchez, 45, was arrested an hour later.

Sanchez, who was on probation in Texas at the time of the shooting, served time in federal prison for repeatedly sneaking back into the country, authorities said.

Sanchez told KGO-TV that he kept coming back to the country because he was “looking for jobs in the restaurant or roofing, landscaping, or construction.” He said he knew San Francisco was a sanctuary city where he would not be pursued by immigration officials.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had said in a statement that Sanchez was turned over to the San Francisco Police Department this past March on an outstanding drug warrant, and that the department requested that police notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement prior to his release so ICE officers could make arrangements to take custody.

On Sunday, Steinle’s brother told ABC News he will miss his sister’s smile, kindness and warmth, and that he is heartbroken his sister won’t get to meet his daughter, who is due in a few months.

Steinle’s father and brother declined to comment to ABC News on Sunday regarding the suspect.

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Confederate Flag Removal Debate Kicks Off in SC Legislature

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No decision is expected to be reached today but the arguments will start.

Hammer May Have Been Used in Florida Doctor’s Murder

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A hammer may have been used in the murder of a Florida doctor who was found dead one week ago inside her home, police reportedly told the victim’s neighbors.

5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend

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Princess Charlotte gets christened and Stonie wins the Nathan’s hot dog title.

Suspect in Woman’s Death on San Francisco Pier Says Shooting Was an Accident

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A California woman was shot and killed in an apparent random act of violence. (Courtesy of Steinle family)(SAN FRANCISCO) — The man suspected of killing a woman at a popular San Francisco pier said the shooting was an accident, claiming he found a gun wrapped in a T-shirt and it went off when he picked it up.

Francisco Sanchez said in a exclusive jailhouse interview with ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco that he was wandering on Pier 14 after taking sleeping pills he found in a dumpster.

He told KGO-TV that he saw a T-shirt and when he picked it up there was a gun was wrapped in it, and it went off.

“Then suddenly I heard that boom boom, three times,” Sanchez said.

He claims he kicked the gun into the San Francisco Bay, lit up a cigarette, and walked off, not knowing he shot someone until he was arrested by police hours later. Sanchez reportedly first told police he was shooting at sea lions.

Kate Steinle, 32, was gunned down Wednesday as she walked with her father in broad daylight along the Embarcadero, the family-friendly tourist spot that was filled with people.

Sanchez told KGO-TV he should be given the most severe punishment possible so that he can tell her parents in court that he no longer wants to live.

Steinle’s family was devastated at news of her death.

“I love my sister so much,” said Steinle’s brother, Brad, “and I’ll never get to tell my sister that I love her again.”

Witnesses on the packed pier snapped photos of the suspect at the scene, identifying the man for police and leading to the arrest of Sanchez, 45, just an hour later. He was on probation in Texas at the time of the shooting.

The arrest raised questions about why Sanchez — a convicted felon and undocumented immigrant who had been deported five times, according to U.S. immigration officials — was on the streets in the first place.

Sanchez told KGO-TV that he kept coming back to the United States because he was “looking for jobs in the restaurant or roofing, landscaping, or construction.”

He said he knew San Francisco was a sanctuary city where he would not be pursued by immigration officials.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had said in a statement that Sanchez was turned over to the San Francisco Police Department this past March on an outstanding drug warrant and that the department requested that police notify ICE prior to his release so ICE officers could make arrangements to take custody.

Meantime, Steinle’s family told reporters that while it would have been better if Sanchez had been deported, the family is not dwelling on it because it wouldn’t bring back Steinle.

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Mother of Baby Girl Found on Side of Maryland Road Arrested

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Anyone with information about this baby found abandoned in Maryland is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)(ANNE ARUNDEL, Md.) —  The mother of a baby girl found apparently abandoned on the side of a Maryland road was arrested Sunday evening, accused of taking the infant out of her car and leaving her there.

Sandra Clara McClary was charged with child neglect and reckless endangerment, Anne Arundel County police said in a statement.

The woman had called police after they had posted the baby’s photo on social media, Lt. T.J. Smith of the Anne Arundel County Police said at a news conference earlier Sunday.

The woman, who was verified as the baby’s mother, initially told investigators the little girl’s father was was supposed to have her, but neither of them knew where the child was, police said.

Investigators later determined that the mother had allegedly had the girl with her in a vehicle in Pasadena, but removed the child from the vehicle and left her on the side of the road, police said.

The incident began just before midnight Saturday, when officers responded to a report of an abandoned child on the side of a road, the police department said on its Facebook page.

Officers found a baby girl in a car seat carrier. Police said the baby was 2 or 3 months old.

“Scuff marks on the carrier and other debris indicate that the carrier may have fell off of a moving vehicle,” the police wrote in the post.

The child was taken to a hospital to be treated for dehydration, police said.

The baby was in good condition Sunday, Smith said at the news conference, adding that the baby was in the custody of the Department of Social Services.

The investigation is ongoing, police said Sunday afternoon. The police department is working with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information can contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-6145.

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Mother of Baby Girl Found on Side of Road Arrested

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Police said the baby is 2 or 3 months old.

Two Killed, Three Missing After Boat Capsizes on Ohio River in Kentucky

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Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — A man and a 14-year-old boy are dead and three people were missing Sunday after a boat capsized on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, officials said.

Nine people were on board when the accident occurred Saturday night, Louisville Fire Chief Gregory Frederick said.

Four people were rescused but three people — two adults and one child — were still missing, Frederick said. Rescue crews were searching the river for them Sunday, the Coast Guard said.

The group rented a pontoon boat around 8 p.m. Saturday, officials said, and the accident was reported just before 9:30 p.m.

A responding fire boat found the pontoon capsized and pinned underneath a work barge.

“There is a new bridge being constructed near Interstate 65, and at the base of the new bridge tower is a work platform that is like a small barge. Due to the rain, the river is extremely hazardous,” Frederick said today.

“The current is very strong, a lot of debris, driftwood,” Frederick said.

Four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

There was no indication that alcohol or foul play was involved, Frederick said.

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