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Grandmother arrested after abducting granddaughter at gunpoint from hospital

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iStock(BOGALUSA, La.) — A 12-year-old girl who was abducted from a hospital room by her armed grandmother has been found unharmed.

Evelyn Miller, 66, was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at a hotel in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and her granddaughter, Adreana Miller, 12, was found with her after Evelyn Miller allegedly took Adreana from Ochsner Hospital at approximately 5 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

Authorities say that Evelyn Miller entered Adreana’s hospital room in an attempt to remove her from the hospital but when hospital staff intervened and tried to stop her she allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at them.

“In making her escape from the location, she pushed one nurse to the ground and struck a security guard with her vehicle,” said the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in a press release on social media. “No one was physically injured.”

Police obtained a warrant for the arrest of Evelyn Miller after the incident for charges of simple kidnapping, five counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of simple battery, and violation of a firearm-free zone.

Miller fled with Adreana from Ochsner Hospital in a 2019 Toyota Sienna which was recovered a short time later.

Miller and her granddaughter were located approximately 24 hours later at a hotel in Bogalusa, Louisiana, about 70 miles north of the New Orleans hospital she was taken from.

“We extend our appreciation to our partners in law enforcement who assisted with this investigation, including the Louisiana State Police and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and to our local media and members of the public who shared the information about the incident and helped us bring it to a swift closure,” said Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

While the girl was the subject of a statewide “child endangerment alert,” authorities said, it is currently unclear what Miller’s motivations were in taking her granddaughter.

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6 police officers hospitalized after colliding with each other responding to call

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iStock(CHICAGO) — Six police officers have been hospitalized after their squad cars collided with each other when they were both responding to a call.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on Chicago’s West Side, according to ABC News’ Chicago station WLS-TV.

Investigators say that an unmarked car carrying four officers and a marked police vehicle carrying two others collided with each other while responding to a call of an officer needing assistance.

“It was just a tragic accident,” said Sgt. Al Stinitis of the Chicago Police Department in a statement to the media. “They just happened to be at the intersection at the exact same moment responding to a call of an officer needs assistance and it is just a tragic accident they were both there at the same exact time and they hit each other.”

The officer who made the initial call for help was not involved at all in the accident.

A Chicago Fire Department official told WLS-TV that four officers were transported to Stroger Hospital and two others self-transported Saturday.

All of the officers now remain in stable condition but it remains unclear how long they’ll be hospitalized or what the nature of their injuries are.

The Major Accidents Unit is investigating the incident and their investigation is ongoing.

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Teen on the run after allegedly killing mom and younger brother: Police

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iStock(MIDLAND, Va.) — A manhunt is underway for a Midland, Virginia, teen after he allegedly killed his mother, younger brother and injured his father.

Officials with Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said they’re looking for Levianthan “Levi” Henry Norwood, who went missing Friday around 6 p.m. after police were called to his home and found his mother and brother dead.

The 34-year-old mom and 6-year-old brother were identified by police as Jennifer and Wyatt Norwood. The teen’s 37-year-old father, Joshua Norwood, also was shot during the rampage, and last was reported in stable condition at a local hospital, according to police.

“We consider him to be armed and dangerous,” Fauquier Country Sheriff Bob Mosier said at a press conference on Saturday.

Police believe the 17-year-old suspect is traveling alone, possibly in a stolen red 2007 Toyota Camry, with Virginia WNG-7739 plates.

When police first arrived at the home, they believed the alleged shooter still was in the house. They searched the property until after 10 p.m. but couldn’t find him.

“There was some time between when we arrived that he could have escaped from the area,” Mosier added.

“Anyone who observes Levi Norwood is urged to contact 911 immediately and report the location,” the sheriff’s office wrote on their Facebook page. “Do not confront Levi, he is considered armed and dangerous.”

The suspect is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall and about 125 pounds. He has short purple hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office immediately at 540-347-3300.

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Child 'accidentally' suffers bullet wound after older sibling plays with parents' gun

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iStock(DALLAS) — A 5-year-old was grazed in the back by a bullet after his older brother was playing with a gun they found in their parents’ bedroom closet drawer, police said.

Police in Dallas, Texas, are investigating the incident that occurred around 6:30 p.m. on the 1800 block of Stella Avenue on Friday that put the 5-year-old boy in the hospital.

“According to witnesses, the mother of the children left the children in the care of another adult female relative while she went to the store,” said Sgt. Warren Mitchell.

The little boy’s 11-year-old brother began playing with the gun when a bullet discharged, ricocheting off the ground and grazing the 5-year-old brother in the back.

Neither of the children’s names were released by police.

The youngest sibling was taken to a local children’s hospital for his injuries. His present condition is unknown.

“There have been no arrest or pending charges at this time,” said Mitchell. “However, this remains an open investigation.”

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Embattled singer R. Kelly facing additional sex abuse charges

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iStock(CHICAGO) — Federal prosecutors in Illinois, filed an amended indictment against singer R. Kelly on Friday in which an additional victim and a forfeiture request of over $1.5 million to dismantle his production companies, were added to the case.

Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is facing charges in four different jurisdictions across the country where he is being accused of sexually abusing and exploiting underage girls for over the course of 25 years.

In the 13-count indictment filed by the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, Kelly is accused of separately victimizing five underage girls since 1997 when they were between the ages 12 to 16.

In a superseding indictment, allegations related to “Minor 2” were removed and “Minor 6” was added. According to the newly filed indictment, from 1997 to 2000 Kelly and “Minor 6”– who was about 14 or 15-years-old when they met — engaged in “sexual activity.”

Kelly is not accused of videotaping himself with “Minor 6” but allegedly had with “Minor 1, Minor 4 and Minor 5,” prosecutors said.

Kelly’s defense attorney Steven Greenberg responded to the indictment on his Twitter account.

“We are aware of the superseding indictment. We continue to fight for him and look forward to the day he is free #notguilty #rkelly,” wrote Greenberg.

Kelly’s employees Derrel McDavid and Milton Brown also known as “June Brown” are still named as co-defendants.

McDavid and Brown are accused of funneling hush money through Kelly’s production companies Bass Productions and RSK Enterprises, LLC. to the some of the victims and others in exchange for the sexually explicit videos of the minors.

“Kelly, McDavid, and others agreed to pay money and caused money to be paid on Kelly’s behalf to victims, witnesses and others to ensure that they would not cooperate with law enforcement and would conceal and cover up evidence, including videos, relating to Kelly’s sexual contact and sexual acts with minors…” according to the superseding indictment.

“The superseding indictment is just an extension of the government’s inaccurate theory about Mr. McDavid. We are looking forward to proving his innocence at trial,” said Vadim Glozman in an email to ABC News on Saturday.

Request for comment from Brown’s attorneys Mary Higgins Judge and Maria Teresa Gonzalez were not immediately received. They have both previously entered not guilty pleadings to the allegations.

The refiled court documents also seek — after a conviction — Kelly to forfeit $1,554,748 and “all rights, title, and interest in stock and all other ownership interests in Bass Productions, Ltd. and Winkler & McDavid, Ltd., in whatever form held by defendants.”

Shortly after the six-hour Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” premiered over the course of three days in January 2019, the first of four indictments were announced.

Kelly is charged in four separate indictments filed by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx for allegations that he allegedly sexually assaulted or abused three girls and an adult woman.

The 53-year-old faces a separate racketeering conspiracy indictment in U.S. Eastern District Court in New York which alleges he sought out underage girls attending his concerts and groomed them for later sexual abuse.

Kelly is also facing prostitution and solicitation charges in Minnesota for allegedly inviting a 17-year-old, who asked for his autograph in 2001, to his hotel room and paid her $200 to strip for him.

The Chicago-born singer was acquitted of sexual abuse charges in June 2008 stemming from allegations related to “Minor 1” where “Minor 1” and “Minor 5” were allegedly paid by Kelly to lie to the grand jury, according to the indictment.

The embattled singer has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has been remanded without bond at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago since his July 2019 arrest.

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