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Small plane crashes near Dallas, killing all 10 people on board

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iStock(ADDISON, Texas) — A small two-engine plane went down in a fiery crash on Sunday morning, killing all 10 people on board.

The aircraft had just taken off from the Addison Airport, north of Dallas, when it crashed into an unoccupied hangar at around 9 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air aircraft was destroyed by fire and there were no survivors.

The plane lifted into the air before it veered to the left and rolled over, the left wing hitting the hanger, according to witnesses. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is investigating the crash, declined to disclose the names of victims.

“The FAA will release the tail number after investigators verify it. Neither the FAA nor the NTSB release the names of aircraft occupants,” the NTSB said in a statement. “We defer to local officials to make that information available at the appropriate time.”

The crash, which took place in Addison, Texas, was the deadliest in the state since 1991, when a commuter plane crashed into a cornfield near Eagle Lake, Texas, killing all 14 people on board, according to the NTSB’s aviation accident database.

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Army specialist comes out during live broadcast of NYC Pride parade

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — A U.S. Army specialist marked his first Pride parade by coming out on live television during the celebrations in New York City.

When Spc. Brion Houston of Vermont was asked whether he had revealed to his colleagues in the military whether he was gay, he responded, “Not yet–but now I am. This is my coming out!”

Houston was surrounded by his cousin and friends on the sideline for the parade as he made the announcement to the world on ABC News Live.

“This is absolutely incredible,” he said to a round of cheers and applause from the crowd behind him.

Houston said the Pride celebration was especially poignant given it was on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

“On the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, there’s no better time to be out in the military than right now,” he said.

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3 injured after dock collapses during birthday party at South Carolina restaurant

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iStock(MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.) — Three people were injured when they fell into a creek after a dock collapsed at a South Carolina restaurant, according to police.

The dock at The Wreck restaurant in Mount Pleasant gave way Saturday evening, sending 20 people into the water below, the Mount Pleasant Police Department wrote on Twitter.

Video posted to Twitter by Ashley Blackstone, reporter for ABC Charleston affiliate WCIV-TV, shows several fully-dressed patrons wading in Shem Creek as others on the dock try to figure out how to get them out.

The dock collapsed during a birthday party, Blackstone said.

The injured were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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Black patient hooked to IV arrested after going on a walk outside of hospital

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iStock(NEW YORK) — An African American man recovering from pneumonia says he was arrested after a white security guard and police officers racially profiled him when he went for a walk on his doctor’s orders outside a northern Illinois hospital while attached to an IV machine and wearing a hospital gown.

Shaquille Dukes, 24, said that what at first appeared to be a misunderstanding escalated into an unnecessary confrontation with police and prompted his arrest and the arrests two men with him.

“As they began to take me to the car, I told them … I never left the hospital property. And that’s when he [a police officer] turned and said, ‘Well you’re off hospital property now,'” Dukes told ABC News.

The incident unfolded just before 5 p.m. on June 9 outside Freeport Health Network Memorial Hospital, and was caught on cellphone video that went viral after Dukes posted it on his Facebook page.

Freeport Police officials released police body camera footage of the episode, which the city’s police chief said shows his officers “handled it in the best way they could … given the situation that they had in front of them.”

In a police report of the incident, the hospital security guard told officers that after he questioned Dukes about why he was leaving the hospital attached to an IV, Dukes and the two men with him “got in my face” and began cursing at him. The security guard told police he felt “extremely threatened,” according to the report.

Dukes said that the only time he left the hospital property was when the security guard called him over to his vehicle parked in the street outside the hospital.

He said that after attempting to explain that his doctor was aware he had gone outside for a walk — after spending several days at the hospital — the security guard responded, “Well I don’t care what they told you. As far as I’m concerned, this is hospital equipment and you’re attempting to steal it.”

In the cellphone video Dukes posted online, the security guard is heard telling police officers, “He’s stealing hospital property, basically, by leaving. I don’t care if he was coming back, that’s stealing.”

Dukes and his two companions, Marqwandrick Morrison and Credale Miles, were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

“Our investigation revealed that at no time did any doctor or nurse give that patient or any patient permission to leave the hospital while still hooked to an IV machine,” Freeport police officials said in a statement to ABC News.

Dukes said he has filed a complaint with the city.

“It was determined that he was likely not trying to steal any of the property. But the charges were supported for disorderly conduct with their actions toward the security guard,” Freeport Police Chief Todd Barkalow told ABC News.

FHN Memorial Hospital told ABC News that patient privacy laws prevented them from commenting on what they said was now a police matter.

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Florida deputy dragged twice by suspect during traffic stop, video shows

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iStock(APOPKA, Fla.) — A Florida deputy was dragged twice by a suspect during a routine traffic stop, police video shows.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s deputy had pulled over the suspect, Apopka resident Rocky Rudolph Jr., 38, on County Road 46-A near Interstate 4 over his tinted windows Saturday morning, Sheriff Dennis Lemma told reporters during a press conference.

The two were engaging in a routine traffic stop, having a “normal” conversation, Lemma said.

It quickly escalated, however, after the deputy smelled marijuana and asked Rudolph to turn the car off.

That’s when he allegedly became “combative” — at one point “yelling and screaming” — before he put the car in drive with the deputy attached to the window, Lemma said.

After the deputy was dragged at least 20 feet, he then pulled his firearm out and ordered Rudolph to raise his hands and turn the car off, Lemma said.

Rudolph then drove forward again, and the deputy fired his gun into the car, hitting Rudolph in the leg, Lemma said. The deputy was thrown from the vehicle just before it drove onto the highway.

The incident was captured both on the deputy’s body camera and his vehicle’s dashboard camera.

Rudolph fled on foot after losing control of the car, Lemma said. Investigators spent about eight hours looking for him before they located him in a car in the Longwood community, Lemma said.

He was then taken to the hospital and treated for the wound on his leg. The officer was treated at a local hospital and released.

Rudolph has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, according to the sheriff’s office.

Rudolph has a history of fleeing from law enforcement and has been charged with 32 felonies in the past several years, ABC Orlando affiliate WFTV reported.

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