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Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images For TWC(NEW YORK) -- The Manhattan District Attorney’s office this afternoon issued a pre-emptive notice to Harvey Weinstein’s defense team, alerting them to yet another potentially serious problem connected with the investigation that led to criminal charges against the disgraced movie mogul.

The assistant district attorney handling the case told Weinstein’s team that one of the alleged victims was told by NYPD Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, the lead detective in the case to delete from her phones any information she didn’t want prosecutors to see when she turned the devices over to them.

According to the letter, the detective said “we just won’t tell Joan,” referring to Manhattan assistant district attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon.

The district attorney's office insists that the case is still moving forward, and provided no comment beyond the letter.

Weinstein’s lead defense attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said Wednesday's admission is more evidence of what he described as a "deeply flawed" case against his client.

"This new development even further undermines the integrity of an already deeply flawed Indictment of Mr. Weinstein," Brafman said in a statement emailed to ABC News.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty and denied all allegations of rape and sexual assault that have been made against him both in court and in the media.

Less than a week ago, the judge in the case dismissed one of six counts against Weinstein -- at the district attorney's request -- after prosecutors discovered a written account from alleged victim Lucia Evans which suggested her sexual encounter with Weinstein was consensual. Evans has accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.

Wednesday's letter refers to one of the two remaining accusers in the case, given that Evans accusation against Weinstein was dropped last week with the dismissal of the sixth count.

Both Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's office and the New York Police Department (NYPD) are reviewing the detective’s work on the case.

In court last Thursday, Illuzzi-Orbon told the judge that the case against Weinstein is still moving forward.

The Manhattan prosecution of Weinstein represents the only criminal case to be filed against him to date. Investigation elsewhere –- including in Los Angeles and London –- have not led to criminal charges.

Last week, after Illuzzi-Orbon informed the court that she would drop count six of the indictment against Weinstein, Evans’ lawyer blasted the move, saying in a statement that the district attorney's office made the decision to “abandon” her client.

"Let me be clear: the decision to throw away my client's sexual assault charges says nothing about Weinstein's guilt or innocence," said attorney Carrie Goldberg.

"Nor does it reflect on Lucia's consistent allegation that she was sexually assaulted with force by Harvey Weinstein," he continued. "It only speaks volumes about the Manhattan DA's office and its mishandling of my client's case."

Prosecutors said in a Sept. 12 letter to the defense unsealed last week that they discovered an account after Weinstein's arrest that could suggest the encounter was consensual.

"According to the Witness...the Complainant [Evans] told the Witness that...the Complainant had gone to the defendant's office, where the Defendant told her, in substance, that he would arrange for the Complainant to receive an acting job if she agreed to perform oral sex upon him," the letter said. "According to the Witness, the Complainant told her that she thereupon performed oral sex on the defendant."

The letter goes on to say that during this discussion Evans "appeared to be upset, embarrassed and shaking."

Weinstein defense attorney Benjamin Brafman accused Evans of committing perjury when she testified to the grand jury.

“Sexual assault is a serious crime but falsely accusing someone of sexual assault is also a serious crime,” Brafman said outside court last week.

Brafman said prosecutors discovered Evans’ written account about her encounter with Weinstein from a fact-checker with The New Yorker, and said he would subpoena the magazine.

“When you do your homework after the arrest, bad things happen,” Brafman noted.

In a statement, a spokesperson for The New Yorker said that the magazine stands by their reporting and fact-checking process, adding that "[a]ny assertion by lawyers for Harvey Weinstein that The New Yorker had information that contradicted Lucia Evans’s account is patently incorrect."

Weinstein’s defense team called the case “permanently and irreparably damaged” and Brafman said he would use the development to seek the dismissal of the whole case.

Illuzzi-Orbon, however, said last week that the rest of the case is “full steam ahead.”

“Nothing in the disclosure relating to count six impacts the strength of the remaining case and the remaining counts in the indictment, all five of them, including predatory sexual assault,” she said.

Evans is one of three women whose allegations form the backbone of the criminal case.

Defense attorneys also said they would subpoena police interview records after claiming that an NYPD detective “may have unfairly tainted these proceedings” when he prepared Evans for her testimony.

The detective has been removed from the case, Brafman said.

NYPD officials have said they stand by the criminal case against Weinstein, but have not to date directly addressed the alleged conduct of the investigator, Detective DiGaudio.

But the president of the NYPD detectives union vigorously defended the embattled DiGuardio.

"The Manhattan DA’s office needs to enter the 21st century," Detectives Endowment Association president Michael Palladino said in a statement. "This is the age of technology. People keep loads of personal info on their phones that they prefer remains confidential."

"A woman should not have to surrender confidential intimate information that’s immaterial to the case to defend herself against a sexual predator," Palladino continued in the statement. "That’s being victimized twice. Detective DiGaudio was sensitive to that.

Weinstein is due back in court on Dec. 20.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An outbreak of salmonella connected to raw chicken products and resistant to some antibiotics has infected 92 people in 29 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC said on Wednesday that 21 people had been hospitalized but no deaths had yet been reported.

An investigation into the outbreak indicated that raw chicken products from “a variety of sources” had been contaminated with salmonella, according to the CDC.

The CDC identified the particular strain as salmonella infantis but said it had not yet linked the raw chicken products or live chickens to one lone supplier.

The salmonella infantis was present in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products, the CDC said.

People who got sick reported eating different brands of chicken products purchased from many different locations, leading the CDC to say that the outbreak "might be widespread in the chicken industry" in a statement.

The agency said the outbreak strain had been identified in samples "taken from raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products, and live chickens."

New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have had the most reported cases of salmonella, according to a chart released by the CDC.

The agency said antibiotic-resistance testing on the salmonella bacteria isolated from ill people showed the outbreak strain was resistant to multiple antibiotics.

The CDC said it was working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and representatives from the chicken industry to discuss steps that they might take to reduce Salmonella contamination.

In the last several months, several outbreaks of salmonella linked to turkey, beef and eggs have been reported across the U.S.

Earlier this month, at least 57 people in at least 16 states reported salmonella infections after consuming some of more than 6.5 million pounds of contaminated beef produced by an Arizona company.

In September, the CDC said that a multistate outbreak linked to eggs from an Alabama farm was even larger than expected, with 135 people infected across 36 states.

In July, a salmonella outbreak that infected 90 people across 26 states was connected to raw turkey products.

According to the CDC, there are four quick steps that can help keep people safe from food poisoning at home when it comes to preparing food: “clean, separate, cook and chill.”

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Bucks County District Attorney's Office(PHILADELPHIA) -- Amid an ongoing investigation into a spate of mysterious explosions that shook northeastern Pennsylvania earlier this year, authorities warned residents there could still be explosives in the area.

The warning comes after investigators learned some explosive devices allegedly deployed by a couple across a rural part of Bucks County several months ago may have failed to detonate and could still be live.

"This is more an FYI than an SOS," Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said in a statement Tuesday. "Nonetheless, we will continue to do our best to protect you by working hard to find any unexploded devices that may remain. If you find something suspicious, please do not investigate it on your own. Call 911."

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office released images of devices that authorities have seized thus far in the investigation, including one that looks like a small, black round bomb with a long, green wick. Others appeared to be contained in white or dark-colored bottles, also with long, green wicks.

The multi-agency probe remains active as authorities, including the Pennsylvania State Police, the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, continue searching for any and all devices allegedly crafted and distributed by David Surman Jr. and his girlfriend, Tina May Smith.

Surman and Smith, both 31, face a slew of criminal charges stemming from the investigation into reports of about 30 explosions within a five-mile radius of upper Bucks County from early April to late June, many of which occurred near the couple's home in Milford Township, authorities said.

The investigation has largely focused on the greater Quakertown area, especially Milford Township, as well as near Ottsville and Upper Black Eddy.

Upper Black Eddy resident Nick Zangli said he first heard the loud booms on May 12 before dawn, causing him to jump out of bed.

"I happened to be awake and it scared the heck out of me," Zangli told ABC owned-and-operated station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. "It was definitely a very large explosion."

Surman, who owns a Quakertown-based chemical company, was arrested June 28 and charged with making or possessing bombs, as well as several related offenses, after authorities discovered four bombs at his residence, along with suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Ten firearms and an array of chemicals used in the assembly of bombs were also seized from Surman's home, according to charging documents.

The largest of the bombs "was over 18 inches in length, had four fuses all twirled together and was ready to be detonated," Weintraub told reporters at a press conference that day.

Forensic analysis of the seized materials has since linked Surman to evidence collected at several of the blast sites, according to the district attorney's office.

Surman was released from jail after posting 10 percent of his $750,000 bail, WPVI-TV reported. But he was arrested again on Oct. 10 and charged with possessing child pornography after a search of his seized computer uncovered dozens of illicit images and videos, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Surman was released after posting 10 percent of his $500,000 bail, WPVI-TV reported.

Last Friday, Surman's girlfriend was arrested and charged as a co-conspirator. Smith allegedly drove while Surman threw the improvised explosive devices out the window of the vehicle. Smith told authorities she was with her boyfriend on three such occasions, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Smith was released from jail after posting 10 percent of her $1 million bail. She and Surman are awaiting their next court appearance.

A trial date has not been set at this time, according to WPVI-TV.

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Courtesy D'Arreion Toles(ST. LOUIS) -- A white woman in St. Louis dubbed "Key Fob Kelly" by social media users is defending her actions in a new interview after videos of her trying to block a black man from entering his own apartment building went viral.

Hilary Mueller told a local St. Louis TV station that she was merely trying to follow the condo’s guidelines for residents.

“My only intent was to follow the direction I had been given by our condo association board members repeatedly,” Mueller said. “And that is to never allow access to any individual that you do not know.”

D'Arreion Toles recorded his attempts to enter his apartment complex, the Elder Shirt Lofts, after returning home late from work on Saturday. Mueller can be seen standing in the doorway asking what unit Toles lives in and to see his key fob.

"It's not your building, you're not the owner," Toles says in the video before getting past her. Mueller continues to follow Toles up to his fourth-floor loft and demands to find out who he's "going to see" and “why he's there."

Mueller claims Toles was trying to enter the building. She said she had the main door cracked open because she was taking her dog for a walk.

“I do not think that I did anything wrong,” Mueller said. “I upheld the ask of me to its fullest extent.”

Toles asked her to stop following him but she continued as he used his keys to open his door.

Toles told ABC News on Monday that Mueller had called 911 after the encounter. Sgt. Keith Barrett of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed a 911 call was made but that no report was written.

Toles posted the videos to his Facebook page and they've been viewed almost 8 million times. He wrote that the videos show what it's like "to be a black man in America" and "this is America in 2018."

Mueller has been called a “racist” repeatedly on social media, a claim she vehemently denies.

“That is absolutely false and heartbreaking,” Mueller said. “Those are words that truly cut deep.”

Mueller's employer, Tribeca-STL, which manages real estate properties, said in a statement on its website that the company was aware of the video and that she had been terminated.

"The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds," the statement continued. "We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company."

This is the latest video that has gone viral of a white person threatening to call the police on a black person for performing daily tasks.

Internet users were quick to link the story line to "Permit Patty," who threatened to call 911 on an 8-year-old black girl for selling bottled water without a permit in California.

ABC News reached out to the Elder Shirt Lofts for a copy of the condo's guidelines. The president of the luxury building responded, "My attorney has advised me to not make any statements or share any documents at this time."

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NC Highway Patrol(COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C.) -- A veteran state trooper in North Carolina was shot dead while making a traffic stop early Wednesday, authorities said.

The deadly confrontation unfolded when Kevin Conner, an 11-year veteran, stopped a pickup truck for speeding in Columbus County just after midnight, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said.

The driver pulled onto the shoulder, and when Conner approached, the driver allegedly fired several shots, authorities said.

The suspected shooter then fled the scene and led police on a car chase, authorities said.

His car became stuck while trying to drive over a railroad crossing, authorities said, so he then fled on foot.

The suspect as found after an "extensive search" and taken into custody without incident, authorities said.

"The Highway Patrol family is mourning the loss of a hero," State Highway Patrol commander Colonel Glenn McNeill Jr. said in a statement.

The department "will forever be changed by the tragic events," he said. “We ask everyone to please keep Trooper Conner’s family and all who knew him in your thoughts and prayers.”

The suspect has not yet been identified, authorities said, adding that charges are pending.

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iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- A weather pattern stalled over Texas has produced the worst flash flooding since 1935 in Llano County in the central part of the state. The area got as much as 13.24 inches of rain in just the past two days.

The Llano River rose from about 10 feet to nearly 40 feet in less than 24 hours.

Also, Dallas broke the record for the wettest autumn on record -- just halfway into the season. The city has received almost 2 feet of rain so far this fall.

More rain is on the way for Texas on Wednesday and Thursday as flood watches and warnings remain in place for a large part of Texas.

Some areas could see an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain in the next several days.

Cold weather moves in

The coldest air of this fall season so far will move into the Northeast on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Widespread frost and freeze are expected along the I-95 corridor and 13 states from Missouri to Massachusetts are under alerts for one of the two.

As the cold air moves in, a combination of chilly temperatures and gusty winds from 20 to 40 mph will bring the wind chills down into the 10s and 20s for some areas.

Another, even colder, blast is forecast for this weekend into early next week.

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ABC News(BARREN, Wisc.) -- Community members in western Wisconsin gathered for a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, bringing together family members, friends and neighbors who are all praying for a missing girl's safe return.

Attendees were given blue and green ribbons to honor 13-year-old Jayme Closs, a day after the teen vanished from her home in Barron, Wisconsin, where her parents were found dead.

Blue is Jayme’s favorite color and green is a symbol for missing children, organizers said.

“Everyone is feeling very helpless right now,” Melissa Salmonson, a family friend who attended the vigil, told Madison ABC affiliate WKOW. “I think being able to come together as family and friends and being able to pray together, and maybe just feel like those prayers are helping in some way will maybe just make us feel a little better.”

Police issued an Amber Alert for the girl on Monday evening after discovering the bodies of her parents, James Closs, 56, and his wife, Denise Closs, 46, earlier in the day.

Authorities made the horrifying discovery at around 1 a.m., while responding to an unusual 911 call from the family’s home. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said no one communicated during the phone, but dispatch could hear noise in the background.

He didn’t say how the couple died, but the FBI office in Milwaukee said the teen was likely abducted from her home early Monday morning by an unknown person with a gun.

There were no leads or suspects of interests in the case as of early Wednesday morning and community members said they’ve been praying for clues about the young girl’s whereabouts.

Fitzgerald said he was struggling to deal with all the unanswered questions about the case.

“I’ll be honest, I’m struggling. I don’t have some of the answers that I want to give you, that I want to give the family,” Fitzgerald said at a press conference Tuesday. “I’ve never seen anything like this in rural Wisconsin. We just don’t see this.”

He said his office has received more than 200 tips so far that they are following up on—but at this point, still no sign of Jayme.

The girl's grandfather, Robert Naiberg, told The Associated Press he saw Jayme at a gathering Sunday: "She was quiet as always. She was a quiet girl."

The vigil was held at St. Peters Catholic Church, the family’s place of worship in Barron. Some attendees shared heartwarming stories about the family and vowed to wear their blue ribbons until Jayme is home.

At one point, a representative from the young girl’s school district stepped forward to share a story about a time when students were asked to discuss what they would do if they were given $1 million, according to Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP.

Jayme said she would "feed the hungry and give the rest to the poor," the representative said, calling it a perfect representation of the teen's kind spirit.

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Courtesy Lauren Hugelmaier family(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- The family of Lauren Phelps, who was brutally murdered by her husband last year, spoke out in an exclusive interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday to warn other families about the signs of domestic violence.

Matthew Phelps, an aspiring pastor, told police that he’d taken too much cold medicine when he fatally stabbed his wife inside their North Carolina home on Sept. 1, 2017, but her family offered a more sinister explanation for the murder.

“He planned the whole thing from the get-go in my opinion, right from day one to the end,” the slain woman’s father, Dale Hugelmaier, told Good Morning America on Wednesday. “The last time I saw my daughter, she came over looking for a three-ring binder. She was nervous and a little edgy and it didn’t look Lauren at all. ... She looked a mess.

“I regret it now -- that I didn’t ask questions about what was going on,” he added.

Sitting alongside his wife, Laurie, and his older daughter, Beth Anger, Dale Hugelmaier said his 29-year-old daughter was being abused by her husband and was too afraid to tell anyone. Now, he’s haunted by memories from her last days and constantly wondering whether he could have saved her, he said.

“I think about it everyday. What I did wrong. What I missed. Till this day I just regret not knowing or keeping my eyes open and watching,” Dale Hugelmaier said. “I just took everything as is.”

Matthew Phelps, who called 911 to report the murder, apologized to the Hugelmaiers in court earlier this month after pleading guilty to first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole, but the family says they’re still not satisfied with the result.

When asked about forgiving Matthew Phelps, Dale Hugelmaier replied: “No. Never. I mean, I'll take him to my grave. And I'll still hate him.”

Two months before her death, Lauren Phelps revealed horrifying details about her husband’s previous marriage, including claims that he assaulted his prior wife and lied to her about the nature of their separation, according to the family.

“He was so good at manipulating the situation,” her mother, Laurie, said before breaking down in tears. “They told us that he had killed her and that he had stabbed her. And he had stabbed her so many times that they would have to count the stab wounds in the autopsy.

“She was laying on her stomach on the floor. He was sitting on her back stabbing her,” she added.

The couple had been married for 10 months at the time of the murder, but the family said Lauren Phelps was ready to end it.

“I think, that night when he left with another woman, she just said, ‘I’m done. I can’t do it,’” Anger said. “That was the night he killed her.”

Anger said she’d spoken to her sister just a few hours before she died. She said the couple had been arguing over Matthew Phelps’ alleged cheating and Lauren Phelps said she notified him about her plans to leave.

“I think that he made a decision that day that Lauren was not gonna leave him, even if that meant he had to kill her,” Anger told “GMA.” “The police called him a monster. And we're talking about homicide detectives who see homicides every day.”

Investigators said Lauren Phelps was found lying in the fetal position on the couple's bedroom floor, suffering from 123 stab wounds, including some to her head, neck and arms, according to an autopsy report.

"I have blood all over me and there's a bloody knife on the bed," Matthew Phelps, said in a 911 call. "I think I did it."

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WLS(CHICAGO) -- The U.S. Postal Service is now getting involved in the search effort for one of their own.

Kierra Coles, 27, disappeared after being seen on video two weeks ago outside her home. She has not been heard from since, authorities said. On Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service Inspection Unit announced it was offering a $25,000 reward for help in her safe return.

Coles is 3 months pregnant and has a boyfriend, officials said.

The postal worker was last seen on surveillance video from outside her apartment in Chicago's South Side on Oct. 2. Police said she called out of work that morning saying she was sick, but was seen on the video wearing her uniform and her car was found outside her apartment.

Police said they are treating the case as a non-suspicious missing person.

Coles' mother, Karen Phillips, said it's possible she became overwhelmed by everything that was going on in her life. Phillips told Chicago ABC station WLS her daughter recently moved out of her home and into the apartment.

"Maybe something did happen where she was overcome with a lot, you know when you are pregnant you are emotional," she said. "I want to say she just went somewhere and didn't want to tell nobody and then she will just come home but I don't feel that."USPSThe $25,000 offered by the USPS Inspection Unit is in addition to $3,500 offered by her postal union, WLS reported.

"Whoever it might be knows something," her father Joseph Coles told WLS. Joseph lives in Wisconsin, but has been in town for two weeks handing out flyers and said he "would not leave" before finding her.

"We're not going to sit idly by and we're not going to rest until we find our sister," Mack Julian, from the Letter Carrier's Union, said.

Cole is 5-foot-4 and about 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MARBLE FALLS, Texas) -- Massive floods swept through Central Texas on Tuesday, and rushing waters are expected to rise overnight and into Wednesday morning.

But despite flood operations in several counties already being in place in anticipation of more swift and high waters, the damage, it seems, has already begun.

Burnet County Sheriff's Office Captain Tom Dillard reported an unidentified body that was found in the Colorado River but could not provide more information.

Across the Colorado River, the Llano River experienced major historic flooding, with waters rising to just under 40 feet on Tuesday morning. The catastrophic waters rose so high, in fact, that they caused a traffic bridge to collapse.

Llano County emergency management coordinator Ron Anderson reported roughly 105 people being evacuated on Tuesday.

The Llano County Office of Emergency Management is warning residents of hazardous conditions, especially on the roads, and officials told residents to stay off the road if they could.

"One inch of rain can produce a flooded roadway within minutes," Ron Anderson, Llano County emergency management coordinator, told ABC News affiliate KVUE in Austin. "Any rain that falls right now, it’s pretty much running off into the creeks, streams, roadways, causing flash flooding and river flooding."

As flash flooding can occur instantly, Anderson said their biggest concern is people traveling around road barriers.

"People can be swept off the road, out of their cars, or just people standing by trying to sightsee can often find themselves in trouble a lot faster than they imagine that they would."

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the State Operations Center to be ready to respond to severe weather and flooding on Tuesday morning.

“When severe weather strikes, Texas will ensure our responders and local officials have what they need to respond and protect those in harm's way,” Abbott said in a statement.

He added, "I also urge all Texans to take their safety into their own hands by closely monitoring changing weather conditions and heeding warnings from local officials.”

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@DukeEnergy/Twitter (MEXICO BEACH) -- Hurricane Michael's death toll has climbed to 26, with 16 people dying in Florida, according to state officials. Twelve of those deaths were in Bay County, which was hit hard by the monster Category 4 storm.

Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach in Bay County Wednesday with winds around 155 mph, decimating nearly every home and business in the small seaside community, including the Mexico Beach Police Department.

"We don't have a building -- from my understanding, the water surge moved it off its foundation," Police Chief Anthony Kelly told ABC News on Friday.

When Emily Mitchell returned on Saturday afternoon to see what was left of her family's Mexico Beach home, she found the roof ripped off and the walls blown in. She called it a "total loss."

As Michael barreled up the coast, it brought death and destruction with it, leaving 10 people dead in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Among the victims were an 11-year-old girl in Georgia and a firefighter in Virginia.

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Columbus Police(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Newly released body cam footage from the Columbus Police Department shows the tense moment an officer realized he had pulled his weapon on a couple of kids with a realistic-looking BB gun.

Officer Peter Casuccio received a call that there were "two young male blacks" that had "just flashed a gun" while he was driving on Saturday. When he arrived at the scene, one of the boys "freaked out and started pulling the gun out of his waistband," according to Casuccio, before dropping the gun quickly on the sidewalk.

"This is getting kids killed all over the country," Cascuccio said to the boys.

The two boys, who turned out to be 11 and 13 years old, sounded shaken up after understanding the gravity of the situation and apologized to the officer.

"You should be sorry and you should be scared," Casuccio said.

The 11-year-old boy then turned to his friend, "I didn't want him to shoot."

"I know you didn't want me to shoot," Casuccio responded. "Do you think I want to shoot an 11-year-old? Do you think I want to shoot a 13-year-old?"

Afterwards, Casuccio drove to the 11-year-old boy's home and explained what had happened to his mother.

"Regardless of what people say about the dudes wearing this uniform," Casuccio said. "We care, we legitimately care, and the last thing I want to do is shoot an 11-year-old because your life hasn't even gotten started yet."

Casuccio urged the boy to think about the idea before he went to bed.

"I could've killed you," Casuccio said. "You could be gone. Everything you wanted to do in this life could be over."

In the last few years, officers in Ohio have fatally shot young, black men saying they mistook toy or BB guns for real weapons. In 2014, 11-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed at a Cleveland park after touching a fake gun at his waist. In 2016, a Columbus police officer killed 13-year-old Tyre King after the boy pulled a BB gun from his waistband.

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Jason Littlejohn(NEW YORK) -- With tears streaming down his cheeks, a 9-year-old black child spoke out at a community meeting in New York about being wrongly accused of grabbing a white woman's backside in a corner store -- an incident disproved by security-camera footage.

With his mother standing beside him, Jeremiah Hervey delivered a simple message at the community meeting: "Friendship is really the key."

Jeremiah's emotional response came six days after Teresa Klein called the police and claimed the boy had grabbed her butt in a Brooklyn corner store Wednesday.

Klein issued an apology after viewing surveillance video of Jeremiah's backpack brushing her backside as he passed her in the store. The video clearly shows Jeremiah's hands were in front of him as he passed her.

Shortly after the encounter, a witness took a cell phone video of Klein apparently on the phone with a 911 operator, claiming the child groped her.

"That's right. Her son grabbed my a--," Klein could be heard saying on her phone. "And, she [the mother] decided to yell at me. There are security cameras in this bodega."

The video shows Klein pleading for police to be sent to the store immediately, prompting terrified cries from the young Jeremiah and his little sister as they held onto their mother, Someko Bellille.

Jeremiah and his sister, dressed in school uniforms and carrying shopping bags, could be seen and heard crying and calling for their mother as she and other customers and residents tried to address Klein's accusations.

"'Cornerstore Caroline,' that's what that is," one person could be heard saying on the video. "Don't cry, little man."

Bellille also spoke at Monday's meeting, telling the crowd, "What happened to us respecting one another, having unity and being neighborly?"

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams organized the community meeting after the video of Klein calling 911 on Jeremiah went viral on social media, sparking outrage.

Following the meeting, Jeremiah told ABC New York station WABC that he does not accept Klein's apology.

"I don't forgive this woman, and she needs help," he said.

On Friday, Klein returned to the store, as residents and local media stood by, to finally watch the surveillance video that exonerated Jeremiah. Footage from inside the store showed the boy's book bag grazing Klein's butt. His hands, which did not touch her, were in plain sight on surveillance video.

The episode is the latest in a string of incidents in which white people have called the police on black people for seemingly innocuous behavior.

Klein also claimed that she called the police because the child's mother was aggressive.

"I felt someone grab my a--. I said, 'Don't touch my a--.' The woman flew at me, claimed she was a police officer, threatened to arrest me and I called 911," Klein told New York ABC station WABC-TV.

On Friday, Klein returned to the store, as residents and local media stood by, to finally watch the surveillance video. Footage from inside the store showed the boy's book bag grazing Klein's butt. His hands, which didn't touch her, were in plain sight on the video.

Klein later apologized on video to the boy after seeing the footage.

"Young man, I don't know your name, but I'm sorry," she said.

The hashtag "Cornerstore Caroline" lit up on social media almost immediately after a video of Klein was released. The video was taken by a man named Jason Littlejohn, who posted it Facebook.

Littlejohn encouraged people to "make this go viral" in his post. As of Monday, the video had been viewed nearly 8 million times.

"She basically said, 'I'm calling the cops on you.' She didn't say the mom or anybody else. She said I'm calling the cops on you and that poor, little boy, man," Littlejohn told WABC.

"We're definitely going to make a movement out here," Littlejohn said in his Facebook post Sunday. "We're going to stop people -- I will say, people -- from dialing 911 unnecessarily. ... It's gotta stop, people. ... We will not let this continue to happen."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Some of the coldest air of the season is about to descend on the U.S. from the Arctic.

Wind chills on Tuesday morning are already in the teens, 20s and 30s from the Rockies to the Northeast.

The coldest morning and day will be on Thursday for the Northeast and the Midwest as another reinforcing shot of cold air moves in. It will feel like it is below freezing for much of the Northeast.

This will be a major shock to the system considering it's been very mild all of September and the first half of October in the Northeast.

Flashing flooding in Texas

Up to 10 inches of rain fell just south of Dallas on Monday, producing flash flooding, washing out roads and prompting water rescues.

Unsettled weather will continue to pelt Texas with more rain on the way in the next several days!

Flood watches and warnings continue to be in place Tuesday morning for a large portion of the state, including Dallas, Abilene and San Angelo. Flash flooding is ongoing right now.

Additional rainfall is forecast through the next several days with some areas likely seeing an additional half a foot of rain and more flooding expected.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Pastor Andrew Brunson, the American who was detained in Turkey for two years before his release over the weekend, said he is "hated" in the country where he had lived and worked for more than 20 years in large part because of the Turkish government's accusation that he spied and was linked to terrorism.

"At this point I’m one of the most hated men in Turkey, probably," Brunson told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Tuesday.

Brunson, 50, was a Christian evangelist in Turkey for more than 20 years before he was arrested in October 2016 and accused by the Turkish government of espionage and ties to terrorist groups. He, his lawyers and the U.S. deny those charges.

"We were never involved in anything political," Brunson told Stephanopoulos. He said he and his wife were shocked by their arrest, which happened on their oldest son's birthday.

Prior to his release over the weekend, Brunson's case had created a deep rift in U.S.-Turkish relations, with the Trump administration heavily committed to securing his freedom and punishing its NATO ally with economic penalties for not doing so. An evangelical Christian pastor, he had also become a rallying cry for religious freedom advocates in the U.S.

The Turkish court sentenced him Friday to three years and one a half months, but given his time served and that it was his first arrest, his house arrest and travel ban were lifted. He was flown out of the country that Friday on a U.S. military aircraft, stopping in Germany for a medical evacuation before landing in Washington Saturday. There, he met with President Trump in an Oval Office welcome celebration.

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