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ABC News(BARRON, Wis.) -- Authorities say they have received over a thousand tips, and have thoroughly investigated more than 800 of them, in the desperate search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who is believed to be in danger.

"We are using every resource available and have conducted hundreds of interviews, multiple searches, and are using the technical and forensic expertise of our state and federal resources to locate the person or persons who committed this offense and to locate Jayme," Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a statement Saturday, which marks the sixth day since Jayme vanished.

Investigators believe Jayme was abducted early Monday morning after her parents, James and Denise Closs, were shot dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin.

Someone called 911 from Denise Closs' cellphone that morning just before 1 a.m. local time, and the 911 dispatcher heard "a lot of yelling," according to records from the Barron County Sheriff's Department obtained by ABC News. The dispatcher called the number back but was unable to leave a voicemail.

More attempts were made, and the phone went unanswered. Authorities also tried calling the home's landline but it was disconnected, records show.

When authorities responded to the home minutes later, they found the front door kicked in and the couple had been shot to death.

Their daughter, Jayme, was believed to be home when they were killed but had been abducted by the time authorities arrived.

"An entire state has been racked with Jayme’s disappearance, and the death of her parents," Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said in a statement Thursday.

The sheriff said bringing Jayme home is his "highest priority." Investigators are "working around the clock" to cover leads, conduct interviews and analyze "an incredible amount of information" related to the case.

"Every tip is important," Fitzgerald said in the statement Saturday.

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme. Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 1-855-744-3879.

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Courtesy Montgomery County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) -- A woman who is facing child abandonment charges after she was seen on surveillance video leaving a 2-year-old boy on a stranger's doorstep in the middle of the night in a suburb of Houston claims it was all a misunderstanding.

"I just feel destroyed," Keairra Woods said in a recent telephone interview with ABC owned-and-operated station KTRK-TV in Houston.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Thursday morning released the 23-second video, which was recorded the night before by a doorbell security camera outside a home in Spring, Texas, some 25 miles north of Houston. The shocking footage garnered nationwide attention as authorities asked for the public's help in identifying the little boy and the adult who left him behind.

The video shows a woman carrying two bags and holding a toddler in the air by his arm as she runs toward the front door on Wednesday about 8:20 p.m. local time. When she reaches the front entrance, the woman puts the child down, repeatedly rings the doorbell and knocks several times.

She then drops the bags she was carrying, runs back to her parked vehicle and drives away, leaving the little boy behind.

Authorities received a 911 call that night from someone who said she went to answer a knock at her door and found an unidentified child standing there alone, according to the sheriff's office. The little boy was not injured and "appears to be in good health," the office said.

Child Protective Services took custody of the toddler and placed him in a foster home amid the ongoing investigation.

Authorities have since identified the toddler and the woman, who is not the child's mother, but haven't released their names.

In revealing that she is the woman in the footage, Woods told KTRK-TV there's an explanation for what happened.

She said the child's mother, who is her best friend's aunt, asked her to drop him off at his father's house but warned that the boy's stepmother has a restraining order against the mother. Woods said she has never met the child's father or stepmother, nor has she ever visited their home.

So she was relying on GPS and directions from the mother, who she said was on the phone with her at the time, to find the correct house, Woods told the station.

"I followed the GPS. Mind you, I'm still on the phone with her, so by the time I get to the house, I say, 'Well I just pulled up to the house.' She said, 'Okay, get out the car, get his bag and go to the door,'" Woods said in the interview Friday.

Woods said the mother should have known it was the wrong residence because she described to her the various cars parked in the driveway.

"By the time I get to the door, I ring the doorbell. I still have him in my hand. I say, 'It's like five cars out here, a red car, a black car, and a white car, and it's like two rows of cars.' She said 'Okay,'" Woods told the station. "That should have let you know I was at the wrong house then because you know your baby daddy don't drive so many cars.

"So I ring the doorbell, the lady walks like halfway to the door. That's when I took off running. And the only reason I took off running was because it was chilly outside and I didn't have no sweater on, as you can see in the video," Woods continued, adding that she was also avoiding interaction with the child's stepmother, who she thought was coming to answer the door.

"I never ran off and just left him there without even seeing if somebody came to the door. The woman was halfway to the door," she said. "At the end of the day ... it's really the mother's fault."

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond Saturday to ABC News' request for comment on Woods' remarks.

KTRK-TV also interviewed the homeowner of the residence where Woods dropped off the boy, and she corroborated the clothing that Woods said she saw her wearing through the front window as she was coming to answer the door. But the homeowner said Woods ran off so fast that she didn't get a good look at her.

Woods could potentially be charged with child abandonment, which is a felony of the third degree in Texas.

"The female in the video then left the location without verifying anyone was home or who she was releasing the child to, which placed the child in great danger," Lt. Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office told reporters at a press conference Thursday.

Authorities determined that the boy's father lives next door to the house where his son was dropped off after he saw the video and "immediately recognized the child as his son," Spencer said.

Investigators learned the father had received a text from the child's mother, who was in the hospital at the time. The text said a friend would bring the toddler to his house on Wednesday in the early afternoon. When that didn't happen, the father assumed the mother's plans had changed and he left his residence for the evening, according to Spencer.

Child Protective Services will ultimately decide who will have custody of the child.

"Right now, we are ecstatic that the child’s father has been found and detectives are working with Child Protective Services to reunite the child with the father and family," Spencer told reporters Thursday.

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Lakeland Police Department(LAKELAND, Fla.) -- The Florida city commissioner who confronted and shot an alleged shoplifter at a military surplus store earlier this month was charged with murder on Friday.

Michael Dunn, who serves as Lakeland's city commissioner for the Southwest District, was confronting a man police said had taken a hatchet from the store he owns when he shot and killed him. Surveillance footage from the incident, which took place Oct. 3, was released on Monday.

Christobal Lopez, 50, was killed in the shooting.

Dunn was charged with second-degree murder on Friday. If convicted, he could spend up to life in prison.

The 47-year-old Dunn had claimed he acted in self-defense, knowing the man was in possession of a hatchet, and cited the state's "stand your ground" law. The state attorney for Florida's 10th Judicial Circuit said otherwise.

"I have determined that this case and the actions of Mr. Dunn fall outside the protection of the 'stand your ground' law," Polk State Attorney Brian Haas said at a news conference Friday night.

According to an affidavit and the store surveillance footage, Dunn left his office at the Vets Army Navy Surplus store when he saw Lopez take a hatchet from a shelf and stick it in the waistband of his pants. Dunn grabbed a handgun, stuck it in his waistband and cut off Lopez from leaving the store. The two got into an argument, according to the affidavit, before the hatchet fell out of Lopez's pant leg and onto the floor.

Lopez said he would pay for the hatchet and moved back to the counter, before "hastily attempting to leave the business with the hatchet in hand," according to the affidavit. Dunn is seen grabbing Lopez's shirt to prevent him from leaving. He then loses his grip on the shirt and raised his gun to "eye level" and fired two shots.

One shot struck Lopez in the left upper torso and another hit him in his back, according to the affidavit. He died on the scene. Dunn did not attempt to "render aid to the victim," the affidavit says.

The affidavit also includes statements to police from Dunn after being read his Miranda rights: "The suspect stated he was in fear, but when he was asked what would have happened if he let go of the victim, the suspect replied, 'It might be fair to say that if I just stepped back and let somebody come in and take what they want, that there would be no issue."

Rusty Franklin, Dunn's lawyer, told ABC News on Monday -- prior to his client's arrest -- that "all legal defenses are under analysis and will be pursued."

Franklin later said at a press conference Monday that Dunn "acted responsibly and legally."

Dunn is currently being held in Polk County Jail, and an arraignment date has yet to be set.

The charge is the second example in three months in the state in which a prosecutor did not accept a "stand your ground" defense. Michael Drejka was charged with manslaughter after shooting a man outside a Clearwater convenience store in August. Security footage in that incident showed Markeis McGlockton pushing Drejka to the ground after he confronted his fiancé outside the gas station. Drejka shot and killed McGlockton.

Florida's "stand your ground" law came to national prominence in 2012 with the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The law says a person "does not have a duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground if the person using or threatening to use the deadly force is not engaged in a criminal activity and is in a place where he or she has a right to be."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Another blast of cold air is in the forecast for the eastern half of the nation -- and this blast is a little stronger than the wave of cold that hit much of the central and eastern U.S. earlier this week.

Wind chills will be in the 20s across parts of the Midwest on Sunday, and wind chills in the 30s are possible for major cities in the Northeast.

On Monday, the cold air really grips the eastern U.S., with wind chills in the 20s across much of the Northeast and low 30s from New York City to Washington, D.C.

The cold air reaches even farther south, with wind chills in the low 40s all the way to Georgia and South Carolina. Even coastal regions -- such as Wilmington, North Carolina, which was hit by Hurricane Florence just a little over a month ago -- will see wind chill temperatures below 40.

More rain in Texas

After several rounds of drenching rain in Texas this week, showers are expected to become less widespread through the weekend in much of Texas. The rounds of heavy rain have left the ground saturated, and some rivers and lakes in the area are in flood stage.

The Colorado River at Lake Travis, near Austin, Texas, is still well into major flood stage. At about 704 feet, the gauge is within a Top 5 crest in history, and it is at its highest point since 1997 when the gauge was at more than 705 feet.

The lake will rise several more feet on Saturday, and officials are considering opening more flood gates on the Mansfield Dam on Lake Travis, according to Austin ABC affiliate KVUE-TV. The opening of additional flood gates would cause problems for homeowners downstream in the region.

Showers stretch from Texas into the Northeast on Saturday morning. Most of the rain is being caused by moisture interacting with a strong cold front moving through the central U.S.

No additional widespread flash flooding is expected with these rain showers.

Along Texas' Gulf Coast, moisture is interacting with a stationary front and causing locally enhanced downpours along the immediate coastline.

Most of hard-hit areas in Texas will not see additional rain over the weekend. However, parts of the Gulf Coast -- especially extreme southern Texas, near Brownsville and Corpus Christi -- will see enhanced rainfall that could cause flash flooding. Localized rainfall totals of over 4 inches are possible.

After a brief break from the drenching rain, some of the heavier rainfall may make its way further into hard-hit central Texas by Monday. Another shot of locally heavy rain is possible for much of Texas and parts of the Southern Plains by Wednesday. Through the upcoming work week, rainfall totals over 2 inches will be possible in parts of Texas.

Unfortunately, this could aggravate any ongoing flooding in Texas that has not had the time to recede.

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zocik/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two members of the far-right group the Proud Boys have been arrested after allegedly brawling after a political event in Manhattan last week.

New York Police Department officials confirmed the arrests of Geoffrey Young and Jay Kinsman in connection to a clash that took place near an event involving the Proud Boys.

The leader of the Proud Boys, a far right group that call themselves "western chauvinists," but deny that they are racists or white nationalists, gave a speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan on Oct. 12.

Police said that an altercation occurred between protesters who were dressed in all black and members of the Proud Boys group.

Police held a news conference on Monday about the then-ongoing investigation, calling for the public's help in identifying suspects who were caught on camera.

Young, 38, was arrested Thursday and is charged with riot and attempted assault. He has not yet entered a plea.

The second arrest came Friday, when Kinsman, 39, was taken into custody. He is facing charges of attempted gang assault, attempted assault, riot, and criminal possession of a weapon. He has not yet entered a plea.

Police officials said that Gavin McInnes, the head of the Proud Boys, who gave the speech at the Metropolitan Club, told police that he would facilitate the surrender of at least two others.

In a video posted to the group's website McInnes -- who was one of the co-founders of Vice Media before leaving the organization years ago -- the Proud Boys are a "multi-racial group made up of straight guys -- there're some homos in there, there are plenty of Jews."

"The only prerequisite is that you're a dude -- born a dude -- and you accept the West as the best," he said in the video.

The group has gained national attention in the past for their involvement in violent clashes. There are videos online that purport to show members of the Proud Boys punching members of the left-wing antifa, or anti-fascist groups, at various protests in the past year.

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carlballou/iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Authorities have discovered additional human remains in a Detroit funeral home where the bodies of 11 infants were discovered in the ceiling last week.

The additional remains were found in boxes in the basement, ABC Detroit station WXYZ reported. The new owner of the building, Naveed Syed, told WXYZ that they were found in boxes in the basement by an electrical worker.

"It's very disturbing," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said in a press conference Friday.

On Oct. 12, the Detroit Police Department announced that nine of the 11 of the deceased infants were found in a cardboard box at the Cantrell funeral home.

Others were stuffed in a small coffin, authorities said.

The infants were found after an anonymous letter describing their location was sent to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which licenses funeral homes.

Cadaver dogs were sent to the funeral home after the infants' bodies were found, but the dogs are not trained to detect ashes -- only remains, Craig said.

It is unclear how long the cremated remains have been there, but the police chief was told that at least one body had been there since 2009, he said. Investigators are looking to identify the remains.

Authorities are also investigating the Perry Funeral Home – another in Detroit – for the alleged improper disposal of fetuses, the police chief said, but emphasized that there was no connection between the two investigations.

Authorities widened the investigation after people saw the news about Cantrell Funeral and came forward, Craig said.

"Our phone was ringing off the hook," Craig said.

Cantrell Funeral was shut down in April due to violations, including bodies that weren't stored properly and "deplorable, unsanitary conditions," WXYZ reported.

Syed purchased the building with plans to turn it into a community center, he told WXYZ.

Authorities are conducting a criminal investigation, Craig said.

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Subscribe To This Feed, Wisc.) -- The morning Denise and James Closs were shot dead in their Wisconsin home, someone dialed 911 from Denise Closs' cellphone.

A 911 dispatcher heard "a lot of yelling" in the call, which came in just before 1 a.m. Monday, according to sheriff's department records.

The dispatcher called back but was unable to leave a voicemail. More attempts were made. The phone went unanswered. Officials also tried to reach the home's landline but it was disconnected, according to Barorn County Sheriff's Department records obtained by ABC News Friday.

When authorities responded to the home in Barron, they found the door kicked in, records showed.

Denise Closs' husband, James Closs, had answered the door.

Multiple rounds were fired and the couple was found shot dead.

Their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs, was believed to be home at the time of the killings but had been abducted by the time police arrived minutes later, according to authorities.

Friday marks the fifth day of the desperate search for the girl who authorities say is in danger.

Since Monday authorities have received over 1,000 tips and conducted hundreds of interviews in the search for Jayme, Fitzgerald said Friday.

The sheriff also said he's encouraging people to recall if their friends or family changed behavior earlier in the week, saying, "People may act differently shortly after committing a violent act."

Fitzgerald said the public should be mindful of someone who missed work suddenly; missed scheduled appointments; suddenly left town without a reasonable explanation; changed appearance; is acting anxious, nervous, or irritable; or is paying an unusual amount of interest -- either too much or too little -- to the progress of the Closs investigation.

It's unclear if the attack was random or targeted, the sheriff said.

An Amber Alert has been issued for Jayme. Anyone with information is asked to the tip line at 855-744-3879.

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David O'Brien/iStock/Thinkstock(SCITUATE, Mass.) -- Police in one eastern Massachusetts town are advising residents to remain vigilant after a fox attacked two women on Thursday.

The attacks took place in the town of Scituate, a coastal town about an hour southeast of Boston. Both victims were treated for bite wounds.

“Please be advised that over the past 12 hours, there have been two separate fox attacks reported to the Scituate Police Department,” police said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Police said they are still investigating the two incidents, and that they have not received any other reports of fox attacks.

After receiving several calls from residents on Thursday, police located a dead fox on Old Oaken Bucket Road, an area near where the attacks occurred.

“While there is no way to positively identify this fox as the animal involved in the earlier incidents, Scituate Animal Control will have the animal tested for rabies,” police said.

For the time being, officials advised residents to be mindful of their children and pets, and to call the Scituate Police Department at (781) 545-1212 if there are "any possible sightings."

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Google Map Street View(HARRISBURG, Penn.) -- An anti-hazing law named in honor of a Penn State fraternity pledge who died following a hazing ritual will soon go into effect in Pennsylvania.

The bill, to be signed into law Friday by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, will enforce stricter criminal penalties for hazing.

The law comes after Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore from New Jersey, died after his first night pledging Penn State’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity in 2017.

Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, who have become anti-hazing advocates in the wake of their son's death, will attend the signing.

Courtesy Piazza FamilyThe Piazzas "are grateful for the unanimous passage of the Timothy J Piazza Anti Hazing law which, they believe, will serve a national model for anti-hazing legislation," the family's attorney, Tom Kline, told ABC News.

Kline called Friday's signing a "significant step forward in deterring and eradicating the scourge of hazing on university campuses throughout the nation."

The law will require schools to help prevent hazing, provide law enforcement tools to address hazing and hold abusers accountable, Wolf said, calling it "one of the nation’s strongest anti-hazing laws."

"Hazing cut Timothy’s life tragically short, but the reforms in this bill will help protect other students," the governor said Thursday on Facebook.

According to The Associated Press, among the changes enacted by Friday's law are: severe forms of hazing will be considered a felony; fraternity houses can be confiscated if hazing took place there; schools must have policies to fight hazing; and under certain circumstances people would be protected from prosecution if they sought help for someone being hazed.

The legislation stems from Tim Piazza's death after he took part in an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual known as the "Gauntlet" at his fraternity house on Feb. 2, 2017.

That night, during his first day of pledging, a heavily intoxicated Piazza was heard falling down the stairs, and later found lying face down at the bottom.

What happened next is described in horrific detail in a grand jury report citing evidence including surveillance video, witness testimony and phone records.

Fraternity members carried Piazza up the steps and put him on the couch. They dumped water on his face and slapped him in an apparent attempt to wake him, to no avail, the report shows. When one pledge tried to intervene, insisting they get Piazza some help, he was shoved into a wall and told the brothers had it under control, the report shows.

As the night went on Piazza tried over and over to stand on his own, falling each time and eventually going still, the report shows. By the morning of Feb. 3, he was breathing heavily, with blood on his face. When a fraternity member finally called 911 for help, the 19-year-old's skin had turned gray, the report shows.

Tim Piazza died a day later of traumatic brain injuries.

Beta Theta Pi was then barred from Penn State and the university announced a string of new reforms for Greek Life.

Many former fraternity brothers faced charges following Piazza's death. One former member has pleaded guilty and will serve a year of probation. The most serious charges were dismissed but several other members are set to stand trial.

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Courtesy Goose Creek Police Department (GOOSE CREEK, S.C.) -- A South Carolina elementary school teacher was fired after video showed her kicking one of her students on school surveillance video earlier this month.

Students told authorities that Tierra Walker dumped the 11-year-old boy out of his chair and onto the floor for being disruptive during class on Oct. 4. Students said Walker then dragged the boy across the floor in front of them and left him in the doorway.

The video shows Walker throwing the boy's backpack in the hallway and kicking his body so she could close the classroom door, newly released police video shows. The boy attempted to re-enter the class but Walker had locked the door, the video shows.

Walker has since been fired, according to Berkeley County School District spokesperson Katie Tanner.

The boy's mother, Taneisha Johnson, told police that she wanted to press charges against Walker for assaulting her son. Maj. John Grainger of the Goose Creek Police Department said the assault took place because the boy reportedly refused to leave the room after getting in trouble for not listening and making animal noises.

Last week, a Kentucky teacher dragged a boy with autism through the hallway at school leaving him bruised and traumatized.

In April, a 7-year-old boy suffered a concussion after a teacher dragged him by his feet off a school bus.

Johnson and Goose Creek Elementary did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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ABC News(MILWAUKEE) -- As Wisconsin authorities desperately search for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, they asked for volunteers Thursday to help look for more evidence.

An Amber Alert was issued for Jayme after the bodies of her parents, James and Denise Closs, were found shot dead early Monday at their home in rural Barron.

Jayme was believed to be home at the time of the shootings, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. She was then taken from her home by an unknown person, authorities said.

The sheriff's office on Thursday asked for 100 able-bodied volunteers to come forward Thursday afternoon to help search for more evidence.

Volunteers would need proper footwear and must be able to walk on uneven terrain, authorities said.

Authorities did not release additional details about what the search would involve.

"We believe she is still in danger," Fitzgerald said Wednesday.

Authorities have received over 800 tips, the sheriff said Thursday.

Many questions remain in the mysterious case.

Police had responded to the Closs home after a 911 call was made from a cell phone there, the sheriff said, though no one spoke to the dispatcher.

"There's some noise, maybe a commotion in the background," Fitzgerald told ABC News of the call.

"We believe Jayme was home based on the evidence in our case -- some of it from that 911 call, and some of it is still part of the active investigation and we're not able to comment on why we believe that," he said at Wednesday's news conference.

Police responded to the home about 4 minutes after that call to 911 ended, Fitzgerald said.

By the time authorities arrived, Jayme was gone.

No gun was found at the scene, the sheriff said.

It's unclear if the attack was random or targeted, he added.

"We will bring Jayme home," the sheriff vowed. "Tips need to continue. If anybody has information, we ask you to call our tip line at 855-744-3879."

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Courtesy Angel Goss(CINCINNATI) -- A Cincinnati woman who thought her nearly 10-year wait for a donor kidney had finally come to an end received crushing news when Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida last week.

As she lay in the hospital waiting for her surgery to begin, Angel Goss, 38, was told by doctors that the donor kidney she was due to receive was stuck on a plane in South Carolina because of the storm and would no longer be usable.

"It just hit me like a ton of bricks,” Goss told ABC News. “I had a mix of emotions...I was sad. I was angry...I felt hopeless."

Goss said she'd been sick for a while, going back and forth to the emergency room for various debilitating ailments before she learned the day after her 29th birthday that she not only had lupus but was also suffering from kidney failure.

For the last decade Goss has been on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant. This is complicated by the fact that she needs a living organ and only 2 percent of the population are a blood type match.

Goss, the mother of three children ages 12, 17 and 18, works part time, attends college and goes to dialysis three days a week.

"I have my ups and downs. I try to stay more up than down," she said. "It's been a lot."

On Oct. 8, doctors told Goss that they had found a donor kidney match for her.

"I was very excited. I was overjoyed," she said. "I was ready for my life to get back to normal, so to speak."

At the time, Goss didn’t know the donor kidney was in South Carolina.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the donor, according to ABC Cincinnati affiliate WCPO-TV.

The next day, Goss posted to Facebook, telling people that she finally had a donor and was on her way to Columbus, Ohio, for surgery.

"It's been 10 long years this month," she wrote on Facebook. "Thank you, Jesus."

Three days later, as she prepared for her surgery on Oct. 11, Goss learned that she was being discharged from the hospital and that the flight carrying her long-awaited kidney had been canceled.

Goss updated friends and family with the disappointing news that the transplant would not be happening.

"Due to Hurricane Michael the flight has been cancelled,” she wrote on Facebook. “By the kidney just sitting on ice for a prolonged period of time it’s no good to anyone. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. God has other plans for me. Thanks for all the love, prayers, and support. It’s a minor setback for a major come up. Keep praying I love you all."

Goss said she remains at the top of the transplant list. While she has some anger about the lost kidney, her faith and family, especially her mother, have helped her stay positive.

"I feel like God was prepping me for the bigger gift that's coming," she said. "My children need me. That's what keeps me going...I have to be around for them."

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iStock/Thinkstock(UNION, N.J.) -- It wasn't a UFO -- or bird, or plane -- stalking the skies over northern New Jersey Tuesday night.

The unidentified flying object was actually a police drone being used to search for two suspects who robbed a Home Depot, according to the Township of Union Police Department.

Police received a 911 call around 5:49 p.m. Tuesday and reported that the suspects fled with stolen merchandise after one of them pulled a knife on a store loss prevention employee, the department wrote on Facebook.

The Home Depot employee observed the suspects get into a Lexus and try to flee the scene.

The suspects attempted to allude a marked police car that followed it and abandoned the vehicle after striking the curb twice near the entrance to the Garden State Parkway, according to authorities.

Union Police Sgt. Dan Hanselmann was able to tackle the driver and took him into the custody, but the passenger jumped over a guardrail and headed toward the Kawameeh Swamp, prompting a large-scale search for him, police said.

The man was not found after a search that lasted several hours in the heavily wooded area, police said.

A video posted to Twitter Tuesday around 8 p.m. showed a device with blinking lights hovering over the Garden State Parkway.

People were calling into the News12 New Jersey newsroom to report the possible UFO sighting, the station tweeted.

The driver of the Lexus, identified as 45-year-old Rashon Plant, told Hanselmann that the other suspect was armed with a gun or knife and carjacked him, police said. Investigators determined that the driver was part of the shoplifting plan after reviewing the surveillance video from The Home Depot, police said.

Police found about $2,000 worth of various tools in the truck, police said.

Plant was charged with robbery, eluding police and "various drug charges" for possession of heroin and cocaine, police said.

Investigators are still trying to identify the suspect who got away.

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iStock/Thinkstock(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- A group of witches says they plan on placing a hex on newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.

The witches will gather at Catland Books, a "metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop" in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, according to the event’s Facebook page.

The hex is in response to Kavanaugh's controversial confirmation in the wake of allegations from California professor Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her decades ago when they were in high school in suburban Maryland. Kavanaugh denied the claim and subsequent allegations which arose in the weeks leading up to his confirmation.

According to its Facebook page, the event is not only aimed Kavanaugh but also at people who the bookstore owners say have committed sexual assault or perpetuate patriarchy.

"Basically, it's all about causing suffering," Dakota Bracciale, co-owner of the bookstore told Newsweek in a recent interview. "And we intend to make Kavanaugh suffer."

First reported by The Guardian, tickets to the event cost $10 and have reportedly already sold out. Half of the event’s proceeds will go to women and LGBT charities. The other half of proceeds will be evenly distributed to the Ali Forney Center and Planned Parenthood the bookstore said on its Facebook page.

There will also be a second ritual after the initial hex called “The Rites of the Scorned One,” a ritual which “seeks to validate, affirm, uphold and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent any longer."

A group of Catholics and exorcists has responded to the bookstore's hex plans with plans of their own to “pray and fast, not just for the protection of Kavanaugh, but for those who wish him harm.”

According to the National Catholic Register, a manager at a Catholic apostolate was “inspired” to pray and fast the Rosary for three days straight to “grant spiritual protection” for Kavanaugh and that God have “mercy” on those involved in hexing him and others.

Trump apologizes 'on behalf of the nation' to Kavanaugh during swearing-in, claims he was 'proven innocent'

Father Gary Thomas, the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, is offering a mass for Kavanaugh on Thursday and Saturday. The Supreme Court Justice is Catholic.

“Conjuring up personified evil does not fall under free speech,” Thomas told the National Catholic Register blog.

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USPS Inspectors Unit(CHICAGO) -- Chicago police are now suspecting possible foul play in the case of a missing pregnant United States Postal Service worker.

Kierra Coles, a 27-year-old employee of the U.S. Postal Service, was last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Her two-week disappearance and "the fact that she has fallen off the grid" prompted officials to consider foul play, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.

Coles was last seen on surveillance video in her neighborhood on Oct. 2 dressed for work and walking past her car even though she had called out sick, ABC station WLS in Chicago reported.

Coles' mother, Karen Phillips, told WLS that she last spoke with her daughter on Oct. 2. Coles was saying how happy and emotional she was to hear her baby's heart beating, Phillips said. Cole is about three months pregnant and has a boyfriend.

"She wouldn't go this long without talking to me. We talk every day," Phillips told WLS. "She wouldn't have me worrying like this."

"I'm just clueless. I don't have an idea where my sister could be," Coles' sister, Keisha Phillips, 30, told WLS.

Keisha Phillips said she's had many sleepless nights over his sister's disappearance.

"We don't know if she's warm, if she's hungry," she said.

As they wait for answers, family members are passing out flyers in the South Side neighborhood.

"Maybe somebody knows something," Keisha Phillips said. "We just want her home. We love her, we miss her. All we can keep doing right now is praying, looking. We're not going to give up until we get answers."

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of its employee.

Police said Wednesday that the investigators "continue to get leads and are following up diligently on those leads."

Coles is described as having black hair and brown eyes. She stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.

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