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"COPS" crew member killed

(WOWT) An audio technician for the long-running reality show "COPS" is dead after being caught in the crossfire of a police shootout in Omaha, Nebraska.

Water warning: Brain-eating amoeba

Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, has been found in the water supply in Louisiana's St. John the Baptist Parish. Andy Cunningham reports.

Surf's up!

(NBC News) It's a surfer's paradise along the Southern California coast.

Gun range death ignites safety debate

(NBC News) Haunting video from an Arizona gun range shows the final seconds of shooting instructor Charles Vacca's life.

Caught on cam: Jail break!

(KTVB) Police are searching for a man who broke out of Idaho's Payette County Jail just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Drone delays medical flight

Helicopter with injured patient on board unable to land at Ohio hospital due to drone hovering near hospital. Brooke Moore reports.

Black mold: Flood woes worsen

(WDIV) Almost three weeks later, Michigan's historic flood is still making headlines. While many are still working on the storm cleanup, there's a new health hazard growing for families in one Warren community.

Bird battle escalates

Audubon Society asks Minnesota governor to join push for special glass panels on the new Vikings Stadium that they claim will reduce bird deaths. John Croman reports.

Visually impaired runner circles the United States to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis

(WEAU) A visually impaired Illinois man is running across the country to raise money for cystic fibrosis.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raises more than $100 million

In just 30 days, donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge to fight ALS have surpassed the $100 million dollar mark. The ALS Association announced that milestone today, as celebrities and ordinary citizens keep issuing challenges.

Aid worker describes being held hostage for 93 days by Somali kidnappers

(WFLA) For 93 days, Jessica Buchanan endured a living nightmare. "It will be probably the hardest thing I'll ever have to endure in my lifetime," she says.

Craigslist killers plead guilty

(WBRE) A husband and wife charged in the so-called "Craigslist Thrill Kill" of a Sunbury, Pennsylvania man entered guilty pleas on Tuesday.

Shell shocker: Blue lobster

(WCSH) A rare blue lobster has found a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. 14 year-old Meghan Laplante was out pulling traps with her dad on Saturday when they pulled up the rare blue lobster.

Joan Rivers' 'resting comfortably' in hospital, daughter says

Comedian Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday.

$40 million lawsuit slams Ferguson police actions during recent protests

In a $40 million federal lawsuit, five people arrested recently in Ferguson, Missouri, accuse police of using "wanton and excessive force" and treating U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants."