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7-year-old girl swinging on hammock dies after tree crashes down on her

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A young girl in Virginia was killed while swinging on a hammock after a tree the hammock was tied to fell on her, authorities said.”It was a tragic accident,” Kraig Troxell of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.The tree that collapsed on 7-year-old Sabina Henderson was already rotting in its…read more »

Shooter in Florida ‘stand your ground’ killing of Markeis McGlockton released on bond

iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — The white man who invoked Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law in the fatal shooting of Markeis McGlockton, an African-American father of three, during a confrontation over a handicap parking space has been released on bond.Michael Drejka was released from jail on Monday after posting $100,000 bond, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office…read more »

Houston’s oldest rookie cop: At 54, she’s catching bad guys and making history

ABC News (HOUSTON) — Officer assist. Suspects on the ground,” said the call from dispatch that came into Wendy Caldwell’s police car.The car’s sirens went on, and Caldwell was off racing through the streets of Houston, Texas.“He needs assistance,” Caldwell explained in an interview for the ABC News special “The Real Rookies.” “Sometimes the most…read more »

Kelsea Ballerini “Unapologetically” gives her sophomore album the Deluxe treatment

Black River EntertainmentA new Deluxe Edition of Kelsea Ballerini’s sophomore album, Unapologetically, is on the way October 26. The expanded version of Kelsea’s 2017 album will include four new tracks, two of which — “Fun and Games” and “I Think I Fell in Love Today” — Kelsea co-wrote and wrote herself, respectively. The record also…read more »

Cam follows her “Road to Happiness” to a headlining show at the Ryman on Wednesday

ABC/Image Group LAOn Wednesday, “Burning House” hitmaker Cam will mark a career milestone, playing her first full show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. “It’s my first headlining show at the Mother Church. I’m like probably gonna die that night,” the California native jokes. “That’ll be my thing: I’ll just go out after the show. I’ll…read more »

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockThe Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton classic, “Islands in the Stream,” is from Kenny’s 1983 album, Eyes That See in the Dark, which was produced by this legend of disco. Can you name him? ANSWER: Barry Gibb, of the Bee Gees. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.read more »

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