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aijohn784/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) -- An 11-year-old boy was shot dead in Philadelphia on Monday, becoming the latest in a string of children to be shot in the city.

The 11-year-old, whose name was not released, was shot once in the chest at about 11:58 a.m., according to Philadelphia police.

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead at 12:25 p.m., police said.

 

Police are consoling a distraught woman who arrived on scene. 11 yr old was pronounced dead. Shot one time to the chest. Reports indicate he was home with his brother who is talking to police. They are not sure of circumstances around the shooting @6abc pic.twitter.com/1fg5KPNiKA

— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) November 11, 2019

 

"The person of interest right now is the 19-year-old brother," Interim Philadelphia Police Chief Christine Coulter told reporters.

The 11-year-old and 19-year-old appeared to be the only people home at the time of the "tragic incident," Coulter said.

A weapon has been recovered, police said. Additional information has not been released.

The 11-year-old's death comes days after a 10-year-old boy was shot in the back of the head while walking home from school in Philadelphia's Frankford section.

Weeks earlier a 2-year-old girl was in the shot dead in her North Philadelphia home. The day before an 11-month-old boy was shot and critically injured while in the back of a car in Philadelphia's Hunting Park neighborhood.

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Atlanta Police Department(ATLANTA) -- Music and prayer filled Georgia's Clark Atlanta University campus Sunday night as grieving students came together to remember slain classmate Alexis Crawford, allegedly killed by her roommate and the roommate's boyfriend.

Crawford's mother "physically was unable to speak" when police told her the 21-year-old's remains were found, family spokesman Rev. Markel Hutchins said. "All she could do was listen. And she said simply, 'thank you.'"

Meanwhile, Crawford's father, "crying uncontrollably," said, "they didn't have to kill my baby," Hutchins told the crowd at Sunday's candlelight vigil.

Crawford's roommate, Jordyn Jones, 21, and Jones' boyfriend, Barron Brantley, 21, have been charged with malice murder in connection with the Oct. 31 death of Crawford, Atlanta police said on Saturday.

Crawford, also 21, died by asphyxiation, the medical examiner determined, according to police.

In honor of Crawford, Hutchins asked those at Sunday's vigil to hug someone next to them and tell them "you love them" "whether you know them or not."

"Love conquers hate," Hutchins said. "The love that you have for one another conquers hate."

Crawford has nine siblings, including a brother who attends Clark Atlanta University, University President George French said at the vigil.

"They need us now more than ever," French said.

Crawford had been reported missing on Nov. 1, launching a search by Atlanta police. Her body was found in a park in DeKalb County on Friday after one of the suspects led police to her body, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said.

While a specific motive was not clear, four days before Crawford died, she had reported to police that she was the victim of "unwanted kissing and touching" from Brantley, Shields said Friday.

"The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking," Shields said. "To Alexis' family, our hearts go out to you. I am so truly sorry that we could not provide you with a better ending."

To the university community, Student Government Association President Frank Ortega said at the vigil, "The pain will still be there."

"Take care of yourselves," he said. "Allow yourself to grieve."

Crawford's funeral will be on Saturday, French said.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An early season arctic cold front is barreling through the Midwest Monday morning and is expected to reach the Gulf Coast and the East Coast on Tuesday.

Ahead of that cold front was a quick-moving storm which brought accumulating snow to the Midwest and the Rockies, transforming highways into sheets of ice and sending cars veering off roads.

In Chicago, the snow has canceled over 600 flights.

One plane even slid off the runway due to icy conditions while landing at O'Hare International Airport Monday morning, American Airlines said. No one was hurt, according to the airline.

 

BREAKING: @AmericanAir Flight AA4125 from @flyfrompti to @fly2ohare slides off runway in Chicago this morning. Passengers tell me everyone is OK, deplaned and on buses to terminal. Video: Joseph Lian from Greensboro. @ABC11_WTVD @ABC #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/rBwyqfVtiU

— Andrea Blanford (@AndreaABC11) November 11, 2019

 

This is the snowiest start to winter in Milwaukee and Madison by "virtue of number of days with measurable snowfall," according to the National Weather Service.

As this arctic cold takes aim, 20 states from Colorado to Maine are under winter storm warnings or winter weather advisories.

The heaviest snow will be in the Northeast and near the Great Lakes, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to western Pennsylvania and into northern New England. Some areas could see up to 1 foot of snow.

 

Winter weather advisories & warnings from New Mexico & Colorado into New England.

This means snow! Some spots 2-6”, others (in pink) will get lake enhanced 6-12”!!!

Raise your hand if you are excited for this hit of snow 😉 pic.twitter.com/mom5ITnQWV

— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) November 11, 2019

 

The coldest morning in the Heartland will be Tuesday morning. Wind chills are forecast to plunge to -4 degrees in Des Moines, -3 degrees in Chicago, 2 degrees in Kansas City and 7 degrees in Memphis.

Even Dallas is forecast to reach a wind chill of 15 degrees.

The coldest morning for the Southeast and the Northeast will be Wednesday.

Wind chills are forecast to fall to -3 degrees in Syracuse, 3 degrees in Boston, 10 degrees in New York City, 24 degrees in New Orleans and 21 degrees in Atlanta.

Click here for tips on how to stay safe in the cold.

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NASA(NEW YORK) -- Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Monday, appearing as a dark spot moving across the star’s bright surface.

The cosmic event, which is called a transit, will last for roughly 5.5 hours and started at 7:35 a.m. ET.

Unlike a solar eclipse, you can’t see Mercury’s transit with the naked eye. But stargazers have to take precautions.

NASA recommends heading to a local astronomy club to use a “specialized, properly-filtered solar telescope.”

"You cannot use a regular telescope or binoculars in conjunction with solar viewing glasses,” according to NASA.

Good morning, Sunshine! ☀️

Today, Mercury will pass between the Earth & the Sun, silhouetting it against our home star. This passage will begin at approximately 7:35am ET and last for more than five hours. Here's how you can watch the #MercuryTransit: https://t.co/ZPf6Kf98Pa pic.twitter.com/xnE9QdNuMu

— NASA (@NASA) November 11, 2019

Mercury in transit is a major event, and a rare one. We won’t be able to see the transit again until 2032.

If you can’t make it to your local astronomy club, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory will be posting close-up images of the transit, and Slooh is livestreaming the event.

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MicroStockHub/iStock(HARDY, Va.) -- A former Marine is wanted in the murder of his mother's boyfriend.

Rodney Brown, 54, was shot and killed on Saturday just before noon at his home in Hardy, Va., about 9 miles southeast of Roanoke. The following day, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office named Michael Alexander Brown, the son of Rodney Brown's live-in girlfriend, the suspect in his killing.

Michael Alexander Brown, 22, was serving as a combat engineer for the United States Marine Corps until around Oct. 18, when he deserted his post at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He has been seen in and around Virginia's Franklin County in the past two weeks, according to the sheriff's office.

Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for Brown for second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

It's unknown where the suspect may be headed or where he has been staying since leaving his post. But he has been known to live in the woods and visit national parks, according to the sheriff's office.

Michael Alexander Brown "is believed to be armed with a high-powered rifle and may have access to other weapons." Those who come in contact with him "should use extreme caution and contact law enforcement immediately," the sheriff's office said.

The suspect has recently been driving a 2008 black Lincoln Town Car, possibly with North Carolina tags, although there are no license plates registered in his name.

Anyone with information on the case or the suspect's whereabouts is urged to contact J.P. Nolen with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 540-483-6662.

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YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 700,000 young immigrants, who came of age in America but have lacked permanent legal status, look to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold a program protecting them from deportation to countries they've never truly known.

The justices will hear oral arguments in a case challenging President Donald Trump's controversial 2017 decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which grants qualified immigrants temporary residency and work privileges.

The outcome could determine whether those young people, many of whom have registered with the government since 2012, may continue living and working legally in the U.S. or could be subject to removal.

"I grew up here. This is the only place I know. I have done nothing wrong. I just want a normal life like everyone else," said Carolina Fung Feng, 30, a Costa Rican immigrant and DACA recipient, who came to New York when she was 12 years old.

Feng is among hundreds of DACA recipients and advocates expected to demonstrate outside the court to draw attention to their case, which has won bipartisan support from hundreds of U.S. business groups, churches, law enforcement organizations and educational institutions.

"I feel like it's a 50-50 chance. The court could go either way," Feng said. "But even if the decision is not favorable, we will continue to fight."

DACA -- which was created by President Barack Obama after Congress failed to enact legislation -- allows immigrants who came to the U.S. under the age of 16, without a criminal record and who have completed or are attending school, to pay a fee, register with the government and receive a temporary waiver from deportation and ability to work.

Beginning last month, dozens of DACA recipients began marching on foot from New York City to Washington to attend oral arguments -- a 230-mile trip which took two weeks to complete.

"Our members are looking to the justices to do the right thing, to uphold the three separate lower court decisions and to refuse to submit to the lawlessness of a president who wants them to do his dirty work," said Greisa Martinez, a DACA recipient and deputy executive director of United We Dream, a grassroots advocacy group.

Trump moved to end the initiative in 2017, accusing his predecessor of abusing executive power to shield undocumented immigrants when Congress had failed to act legislatively.

Following several legal challenges, federal courts put Trump's phase-out of the program on hold, pending appeals. No new applications are being accepted, but the Department of Homeland Security is processing renewals for immigrants already in the program.

The Trump Administration has approved more than 373,000 renewal requests since 2017.

"We don't know how the court's going to rule. The court could ask DHS to put pens down and stop reviewing applications," said Leezia Dhalla, a Canadian-born DACA recipient who immigrated to Texas in 1996 and graduated from Northwestern University. "There's also a chance the justices could reopen DACA in its original form. For now, we're telling people to get their renewals in."

Antonio Alarcon, whose parents brought him to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 10, is one of the DACA recipient plaintiffs in the case before the Supreme Court this week.

"Every day we contribute to the country, and I hope the court will see the human aspect of DACA," Alarcon said of his message to the justices.

Seven years after the program was created, many of the DACA recipients have become deeply intertwined in American society and advocates say their families include 256,000 U.S. citizen children.

"This is an enormously important, stupid case," said Tom Goldstein, a constitutional lawyer and founder of SCOTUSblog. "Enormously important for the individuals involved and immigration policy, but stupid because if Obama can create the program then Trump can withdraw it. But the issue is accountability."

The case centers on the rationale the Trump administration gave for ending the program and whether that decision was unlawfully arbitrary.

In September 2017, then-acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke issued the order rescinding DACA because she said that the administration had deemed it "unconstitutional" and "effectuated … without proper statutory authority."

Several federal courts found that reasoning "arbitrary and capricious" in violation of the federal Administrative Procedures Act. In one case challenging DACA, however, a federal judge has said the same of Obama's decision in creating the program in the first place.

"All they have said is that they did it because they had to, because the DACA program was unlawful, despite the fact that no court anywhere had found it unlawful," said Karen Tumlin, director of the Justice Action Center and an attorney involved with one of the cases before the court.

The Trump administration argues that the program was created by executive authority and can reasonably be discontinued at the president's discretion. They say the courts can't even review the decision.

"There's no question the initial justification they gave was an attempt not to give a justification," said Omar Jadwat, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. "None of the things they're now saying did they say when they terminated the program."

Some legal experts think that in taking the case -- without a notable split among lower courts -- suggests that the Supreme Court is poised to reverse those lower court decisions.

"There's a pretty good chance President Trump will prevail and the rationale will be significant," said John Blackman, an associate law professor at South Texas College of Law.

"Even if the court upholds recision, however, that doesn't mean people are getting removed right away. The initial policy called for a six-month phase-out," he said. "If we count six months from the beginning of July, (when a court opinion is expected), that puts us basically into January 2021 which is after the election."

"So the outcome of the 2020 election will largely dictate the fate of the 'Dreamers,'" Blackman surmised.

Trump has called the DACA recipients, also known as "Dreamers," based on never-passed proposals in Congress called the DREAM Act, "absolutely incredible kids" and promised that "we'll take care of everybody," but the administration has not proposed a solution.

Earlier this year, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure that would establish a pathway to citizenship for 2.5 million DACA recipients, including those affected by Trump's cancellation of the program. The White House said Trump would veto it.

For DACA recipients, the uncertainty of the outcome of the Supreme Court case means renewed anxiety about their futures in the only country they've known.

"I carry a poem that my grandmother wrote: 'Speak because it's your life, speak because you can,'" said Sana A., a Pakistani immigrant and DACA recipient who did not want to give her last name in order to protect her identity.

"DACA has enabled me to speak in so many more ways," she said.

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver it's decision in the case by the end of June 2020.

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amphotora/iStock(ROXBORO, N.C.) -- Two fast food employees have been fired after one of them refused to serve a police officer who wanted to order food from the establishment.

The incident occurred last week at the Cook Out restaurant in Roxboro, North Carolina when Kenneth Horton, an army vet and veteran police officer, visited the chain restaurant and was denied service by the cashier.

"We're saddened that an employee denied service to a police officer. We promote unity. The public here knows that. And, unfortunately, this incident has created a divide but it is only because of a small action that could have been avoided," said Roxboro Police Chief David Hess when he sat down in an interview with ABC’s Raleigh-Durham station WTVD-TV.

Word of Horton’s encounter at the Cook Out allegedly spread through Roxboro and on social media before it got back to senior level Cook Out employees who then took the unilateral decision to terminate the employment of both the cashier and the restaurant manager.

"We did not contact corporate directly asking them to fire this employee. Cook Out took it upon themselves to take action," said Chief Hess.

The manager, a mother of four who had worked at Cook Out for 10 years but wished to not be identified, said that she wishes the employee would have asked her to come to the front to take the officer’s order instead of asking another cashier to do it.

"If a cashier doesn't feel comfortable taking somebody elses order, it's not wrong for them to ask somebody else do it or contact the manager," the former manager told WTVD.

It is still unclear as to why the cashier did not want to serve Horton in the first place. But, the day after the incident occurred, she was fired by the district manager along with the cashier.

“[The district manager] told me that I should have went outside and got the officer’s attention and, I guess, offered to take his order,” she told WTVD.

The former manager explained that she would not have felt safe going outside to take the officer’s order having not been directly involved in the incident herself and not knowing the circumstances.

"I'm mad. I'm pissed. I was hurt,” said the former manager. “I just got to find something else. I got bills, kids and Christmas is coming up."

Neither Horton nor anybody from Cook Out have yet to issue a statement regarding the incident.

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rvolkan/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, died in his sleep on Sunday, the company confirmed to ABC News in a statement. He was 60.

"An outstanding leader, visionary and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans, Bernard was a tireless advocate for Kaiser Permanente, our members and the communities we serve. Most importantly, Bernard was a devoted husband, father and friend. We all will miss his tremendous presence in our lives," the company said in a statement.

Gregory A. Adams, executive vice president and group president, was named interim chairman and CEO, effective immediately, the company said.

Tyson was regarded as a trailblazer by many as one of the few African American CEOs of a massive U.S. company.

Although not a Fortune 500 company because Kaiser Permanente is a not-for-profit organization, the company's operating revenue would place it at No. 42 on the Fortune 500, Fortune magazine reported in 2017.

There are currently only four black CEOs at Fortune 500 companies, Black Enterprise reported.

Tyson appeared on Time's list of the world's most influential people and other lists including Modern Healthcare's list of influential people in the industry.

In addition to his role at Kaiser Permanente, Tyson served on several corporate boards, including those for the American Heart Association and the tech firm Salesforce.

According to a biography provided by Kaiser, Tyson was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, served as deputy chairman of the Americas of the International Federation of Health Plans and was the former chair of American Health Insurance Plans.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tyson earned a Master of Business Administration in health service administration and a bachelor's degree in health service management.

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Western Tidewater Regional Jail(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- Federal prosecutors have accused a Virginia doctor of performing surgeries on women -- such as hysterectomies and removing their fallopian tubes without their consent according to court documents.

Javaid Perwaiz, 69, faces several charges related to insurance fraud as a result of an investigation that began in September 2018 after the FBI received a tip from a hospital employee who suspected he was "performing unnecessary surgeries on unsuspecting patients," according to the criminal complaint, filed Friday in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The unidentified patients would advise hospital staff that they were there for their "annual clean outs" and were not aware of the procedures they were undergoing, the affidavit states. In addition, hospital staff "had a difficult time" keeping up with the doctor "as he ran from procedure to procedure," charging documents say.

Perwaiz has a practice in Chesapeake, where he lives, according to the court documents.

A preliminary review of Medicaid claims from his patients revealed that certain patients were subjected to repeated surgical procedures, with some occurring on an annual basis, the affidavit states. From January 2014 to August 2018, Perwaiz allegedly performed surgery on 40% of his Medicaid beneficiaries, which amounted to 510 patients. About 42% of those patients underwent two or more surgeries, according to the court documents.

The review also revealed that Perwaiz allegedly had a "propensity to conduct bundled surgeries," involving laparoscopy, dilation and curettage, and lysis of adhesions, the affidavit states.

On one patient, Perwaiz allegedly performed annual D and C surgeries based on a diagnosis of endometriosis, according to the court documents. On at least one occasion, she was scheduled for the procedure without having appeared for an office visit, and in 2011, Perwaiz allegedly treated her for an ectopic pregnancy.

From 2011 to 2014, Perwaiz allegedly asked the patiently "routinely" whether she planned on having another baby, the affidavit states. In 2014, when the patient sought treatment from a fertility specialist, that doctor advised her that "both fallopian tubes were burnt down to nubs, making natural conception impossible."

The court documents alleges that Perwaiz removed that patient's fallopian tubes without her consent or knowledge.

In another case, in 2012, federal prosecutors say the patient thought only her ovaries would be removed but was "shocked" when she awoke from surgery to discover that Perwaiz allegedly performed a full hysterectomy, which he documented as an "elective surgery"on her medical record. That patient learned that there were less invasive procedures available when consulting with another doctor, according to the court documents.

The last surgery listed in the court documents occurred on Oct. 19 of this year, in which Perwaiz allegedly performed an abdominal supracervical hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and lysis of adhesions on a patient who later told investigators that she "never made complaints" regarding pelvic pain, pelvic pressure or constant cramping, despite what was written in her medical chart on Sept. 30. The patient also stated that she told the doctor she did not want a hysterectomy, but he allegedly told her it was the "best option" and did not discuss other treatment options or the risk of surgery.

Perwaiz's medical practice submitted three claims to Blue Cross Blue Shield for that patient on Oct. 28 and was later reimbursed $942.22 for the partial hysterectomy, according to the affidavit.

Federal prosecutors have charged Perwaiz with "executing a scheme" to defraud the Virginia Medical Assistance Program and Blue Cross Blue Shield by submitting false and fictitious claims from 2010 to about October of this year, according to the court documents. He is also be charged with making false and fictitious claims to Blue Cross Blue Shield for the patient he treated in October for providing her with medical care that "did not present with the symptoms listed" and that she did not need.

Perwaiz was arrested Friday and was still being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk, Virginia, as of Sunday. His attorney, Lawrence H. Woodward Jr., did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

The affadavist lists other instances in where Perwaiz was under investigation related to his medical practice. In 1982, Perwaiz lost his hospital privileges at the Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, "due to poor clinical judgment and for performing unnecessary surgeries" and had been invested by the Virginia Board of Medicine for performing surgeries, predominately hysterectomies, "without appropriate medical indications and contrary to sound judgment."

Perwaiz was ultimately censured for poor record keeping, according to the court documents.

In 1996, Perwaiz pleaded guilty to two counts of tax evasion, and his medical license was temporarily revoked but later reinstated in 1998, the affidavit states. He has also been the subject of at least eight medical malpractice lawsuits, charging documents state, in which plaintiffs allege he "falsified patient records to justify a medical procedure, failed to use less invasive techniques, performed as many as 30 surgeries in one day, and provided substandard care that resulted in irreparable permanent injuries to three patients and life threatening injuries to another two patients."

He was still wearing green scrubs when he made his initial appearance at the U.S. District Court in Norfolk, where he was ordered to be held without bond, according to the newspaper.

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KGTV(SAN DIEG) -- More than a dozen fraternities at San Diego State University have been suspended after a freshman was hospitalized following an event last week.

The student allegedly attended a fraternity event Wednesday night that required him to receive medical attention the next morning, according to a statement from the university. Details from the event were not disclosed.

University police responded to a 911 call of a student in need at a residence hall on Thursday morning. After officers provided aid on the scene, the student was transported to an area hospital, police said.

During the course of the investigation, police have uncovered information that alleges the fraternity was "involved in possible misconduct," university President Adela de la Torre wrote in a letter to students and faculty on Saturday.

The university did not identify the student and emphasized the family's request for privacy. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the student is a 19-year-old freshman and attended an event at the Phi Gamma Delta house.

In a statement to ABC News, Rob Caudill, spokesman for the fraternity, said, "Phi Gamma Delta is working with the university and local authorities to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic accident. Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we are not in a position to share additional information at this time."

A friend of the student's told ABC San Diego affiliate KGTV that he fell off his bed on the top bunk Wednesday night and hit his head.

The friend went to the residence hall after the victim's roommate called her to help put him back in bed, she said, adding that she didn't think anything was wrong with him at the time.

The next morning, when she went to check on him, he was foaming at the mouth, his lips were purple and his skin was yellowing, she told the station, adding that she had performed CPR on him until first responders arrived.

The student's current condition is unknown.

De la Torre suspended the Interfraternity Council and all chapter organizations under the council "given the severity" of the incident, effective Friday, according to the school. Prior to the student's hospitalization, 10 of the IFC-affiliated fraternities were already under "some type of elevated judicial status," which factored into the decision.

Chapters of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the College Panhellenic Association or the United Sorority and Fraternity Council or their affiliates will not be affected.

De la Torre has asked those who have information about the case to come forward to police.

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Ulster County Sheriffs Office(MELVILLE, NEW YORK) -- A New York woman has been arrested for allegedly harassing a child with a genetic disorder, according to police.

Krista Sewell, 26, of Melville, allegedly posted messages threatening the child, who has a "severe genetic disorder that affects the skin" on Facebook, Instagram and a GoFundMe campaign benefiting the child's family, according to a press release by New York State Police.

The Long Island woman also allegedly mailed threatening letters to the child's home, police said.

The 2-year-old girl, Anna Riley, lives in Ulster County in the Hudson Valley and suffers from harlequin ichthyosis, which causes skin abnormalities that affect breathing and movement.

On Sunday, after the news of Sewell's arrest became public, Riley wrote on Instagram that she refuses for her daughter "to hide from her disorder with some sort of shame about having different skin."

"One day she will have to go out on her own to face the world and I will do everything in my power to make sure she has the confidence that is needed," Riley wrote. "I hope so much that people learn there is someone on the other side of their keyboards and it’s not ok to send hateful messages."



Riley thanked authorities for their "diligence and dedication" as well as their compassion in investigating the case.

"Although I knew there was a possibility for negativity I never expected to receive the messages that were sent to me," Riley said in a statement. "Over the past year I have fought a battle I never thought I would fight and I felt fear no mother should feel."

Sewell was charged with aggravated harassment, stalking, and a hate crime with aggravated harassment, police said. She was still being housed in the Ulster County Jail as of Sunday, a representative for the jail told ABC News. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney.


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Eloi_Omella/iStock(BISHOP, Calif) -- A hiker who had gone missing while exploring a mountain in California was later found on top of a glacier, according to authorities.

Alan Stringer, 40, of Huntington Beach, failed to return home on Monday after setting off on Nov. 3 to hike in the area near Bishop, California, about 300 miles north, according to the Inyo County Sheriff's Office.

Stringer, who was described as an "experienced hiker" had not disclosed the details of his hiking plans or the routes he planned to take, but rescue crews used information that he had recently purchased an ice ax and crampons and participated in mountaineering training courses to narrow down the search, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies located Stringer’s vehicle at North Lake early Tuesday morning and crews began searching for him aerially in the area, according to the sheriff's office.

A forensic analysis of Stringer’s cell phone activity revealed only one call very early Sunday in the Bishop area, before his planned hike. He was only equipped with gear for hiking during the day and had an InReach satellite communication device, but he never activated it, according to the sheriff's office.

After more aerial searches on Wednesday, Stringer was found dead by workers of the Sequoia and Kings National Park on Thursday afternoon at the top of the Darwin glacier, near the base of the notch to go up Mount Darwin, authorities said.

Further information regarding Stringer's death was not immediately available. The Sequoia and Kings National Park is conducting the investigation and the recovery of his body, according to the sheriff's office.

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kali9/iStock(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- Marquis Jefferson, father of Atatiana Jefferson, a black woman fatally shot by a white police officer inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home last month, has died.

Family spokesperson, Bruce Carter, said that Jefferson suffered a heart attack and died around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night at the Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas. He was 59-years-old.

Carter told KDFW that Jefferson had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was under a lot of stress in the few weeks since his daughter's death.

"He ultimately just succumbed to, I don't know, I can only say a broken heart," Carter said. "He just never recovered from the grieving process."

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was Marquis Jefferson's only child.

She was killed on Oct. 12 while playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew. Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean, 34, fired fatally into her bedroom window while conducting a wellness check.

At a press conference last month, Fort Worth Police Lt. Brandon O'Neil said Dean never identified himself as police, sparking national outrage and claims of excessive policing. Body camera footage released by the Fort Worth Police Department also appears to confirm that Dean did not identify himself as police before he shot. Dean resigned before he could be fired in connection with the shooting. He was released on a $200,000 bond after he was arrested and charged with murder.

Marquis Jefferson made headlines in the weeks following his daughter's death as he sought a temporary restraining order to gain control over her funeral arrangements from his daughter's aunt. He said that he had been denied any involvement in the funeral planning and as his daughter's sole legal heir, it was his duty to arrange it. A deal was eventually reached, and the funeral service took place Oct. 24.

Sacramento Kings star Harrison Barnes and Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson helped cover the funeral costs for Atatiana, according to Jefferson family attorney Lee Meritt.

Nearly three weeks after laying Atatiana to rest, the Jefferson family is faced with another funeral.

"Please keep his family in your prayers," Carter said in a statement, "and tonight make sure you hug and tell your loved ones how much you love them."



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ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Saturday was the end of the latest cold blast across much of the eastern U.S., however a more intense, much colder, record breaking cold blast that will impact more than half of the U.S. is on the way.

A very cold air mass straight form the Arctic is currently en route to the central and eastern U.S. While the cold will begin to spill into parts of the central U.S. Sunday and Monday, the core of the cold will hit on Tuesday and Wednesday for the eastern two-thirds of the nation.

This air mass is notable for November, with temperatures likely to be 20 to 30 degrees below average. Confidence is growing that likely hundreds of records will be broken on Tuesday and Wednesday, from Texas to Maine. This includes both daily record minimum temperatures and daily record minimum high temperatures. Also to note, that many of these records that are in danger this week are from the 1800’s.

On Tuesday, nearly the entire Central U.S. will see wind chills in the teens and single digits. In the upper Midwest, wind chills will be below zero in spots. Then on Wednesday, this cold air will expand into the northeast where it will be just absolutely brutal for November standards with wind chills in the low teens and single digits for the entire Northeast U.S.

This Arctic air lurks behind a couple of different weather systems that are sort of interacting with each other over the next couple days. Already, new winter storm alerts are being issued for parts of the U.S. this morning for a little bit of snow that will come with this blast of Arctic air.

Near the Great lakes today, some Lake Effect snow will be possible, with possible light accumulations. However, a storm system will surge southward into the central U.S. today, with snow overspreading the northern Rockies.

Some snow will develop late Sunday into Early Monday and stretch from Colorado all the way to Michigan. Snow likely gets into some major cities like Des Moines, Chicago and Milwaukee. Snow on Monday morning could cause slippery travel in the Chicago area on Monday morning.

Then on Monday night, likely a wide swath of snow will stretch from Arkansas to Maine, with the heaviest into parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and Western New York.

Then on Tuesday as the storm hits the east coast, likely rain will be changing to snow due to the Arctic air quickly moving in.

The result of this is some snow from the Midwest to the East Coast. Only light accumulations, if any, are expected in the big Northeast cities from Philadelphia to Boston. Chicago and Milwaukee could also pick up a couple of inches. However, the bullseye for snow will be from northern Indiana to northern Vermont, especially in areas prone to lake effect enhanced snow. Locally 3 to 6 or more inches of snow will be possible through Wednesday.

Elsewhere, a small brush fire broke out on Saturday in the Hollywood Hills. The Fire named the Barham fire spread to 34 acres and was quickly brought up to 15% containment.

Thankfully, the fire did not really erupt because there is no significant wind. It is just the normal dry season in Los Angeles.

However, the fire burned near Hollywood Studio lots and caused some dramatic scenes of fire and smoke near iconic parts of Hollywood.

There will be some elevated concerns of Fire Danger in the Los Angeles area on Monday into early Tuesday, however, the forecast is not nearly as ominous as just a few weeks ago.

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Ricks Moulton/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- A lawsuit filed by the parents of an 8-year-old boy alleges that a teacher disallowed their son to use the bathroom and made him pee into a trashcan in front of his classmates before he urinated on himself, soaking his clothes in the process.

The incident happened last November when the boy was attending Manhattan Place Elementary School in South Los Angeles in the Los Angeles Unified School District when he initially approached his teacher to use the bathroom and was told that he was not allowed. He then allegedly approached the teacher a second time and was told to pee in the trashcan, according to ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC.

“Instead of just letting him go, the teacher told him to urinate in a trashcan that was in the classroom and in front of his classmates,” said the family’s attorney Toni Jaramilla in a press conference last week.

The suit says that he urinated on himself during that process and soaked his clothes and, later that day, went to his after-school enrichment program where the incident was made worse by another employee.

“He went to another teacher to try to receive help and she proceeded to place a garbage bag on him to make an example out of him of what you should not do at school, instead of calling us and saying ‘can you please bring him a change of clothes,’” said the boy’s mother Sonia Mongol at the press conference.

“That employee, for whatever reason, placed two trash bags on the boy which caused further embarrassment,” said Jaramilla.

The suit alleges that a third incident happened 4 months later in March of this year when the boy asked a substitute teacher to use that bathroom and then locked him out of the classroom.

The boy has been transferred out of Manhattan Place Elementary to another school but his mother says he still talks about the incident.

"He doesn't understand why when he went to adults for help they would do this to him, so it's had a lasting effect on him," Mongol said.

Mongol also said she was never notified about the incident by the school and is seeking damages for extreme negligence and creating a hostile environment.

“There really needs to be some kind of training and sensitivity -- and just compliance -- with what the school board implements, or puts out there, with regards to allowing access to bathrooms,” Jaramilla said.

The school district says it notified law enforcement when it first learned of the allegation and is conducting an administrative investigation, according to KABC.

The district added in a statement obtained by KABC that while it does not comment on pending litigation, “the Los Angeles Unified School District remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students.”

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