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2 dead in shooting outside church

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Two people died following a shooting on Sunday that occurred outside a Denver church.

Josephine Echols, the pastor's mother, was shot outside of New Destiny Christian Center when she stepped out to deal with an angry interaction in the parking lot, the Daily Mail reported.

An off-duty police officer of Denver went to the parking lot after hearing "several" rounds fired, according to the Daily Mail. The officer shot and killed the suspect.

Echols passed away late Sunday night, according to the Associated Press.

2 killed in suspicious fire

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Two women died Sunday in a suspicious house fire near Seattle.

Firefighters at the scene discovered a barricade at the door of a couch and other furniture.

Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff's Office said in a statement to the Associated Press that it was clearly and intentionally barricaded.

The women have not been identified, but police have put their ages around 20 and around 30, according to Fox News.

The police are investigating the deaths which West called "suspicious," the Associate Press reported.

Fire Crews also found at least five cans around the house which appeared to contain gasoline, the Associated Press said.

2 injured in rollover crash

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A 45-year-old woman and 6-year-old girl were injured Sunday morning in Wisconsin after their minivan rolled into a ditch, the Pierce County sheriff's department reported.

The woman identified herself as Nancy Clark, of Arkansaw, Wis., and was taken to the hospital with undetermined injuries, and the girl suffered arm-related injuries, according to the Pioneer Press.

The was apparently negotiating a sharp turn when it went down a steep ditch and rolled over, CBS news said.

Both the woman and the girl were wearing seat belts, and the accident is still under investigation.

Western Kentucky football players shot

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Officials say that two Western Kentucky football players are recovering after being shot early Sunday morning.

Tevin Holliman, a sophomore from Tucker, Ga., and Ricardo Singh, a freshman from Auburndale, Fla. were each shot once, according to the Pioneer Press.

The shooting took place outside of an off-campus bar in Bowling Green, the Lava Lounge. The team had just finished their Annual Spring Game hours before the shooting, according the New York Daily News.

The players are expected to survive.

Suspect pleads not guilty in 'toxic tush' case

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The woman accused by authorities of injecting toxic substances in patients buttocks as an enhancement procedure has pleaded not guilty.

Oneal Morris, from Florida, was charged with three counts of unlicensed practice of medicine in Broward County, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

According to the Pioneer Press, Morris was arrested in November on similar charges in Miami-Dade County.

Morris injected flat-tire sealant, glue, caulk and cement into women's buttocks, authorities said. All three victims suffered medical complications and infections.

7-year-old boy linked to arson fires

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Authorities in Juneau announced Sunday that a 7-year-old boy has admitted to setting a string of arson fires over the past four months.

Dan Jager, the Juneau fire marshal, told the Juneau Empire that the boy has caused up to $1,000 in damages.

The boy admitted to setting fires at an elementary school, the Terry Meyer Legislative building, and at a Fred Meyer store, according to the Associated Press.

The Juneau Empire reported that the boy told Jager he started the fires with a small lighter he found.

According to the Associated Press, the case will be forwarded to probation officers at Juneau's juvenile detention center.

Sailors injured in storm during race

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The U.S. Coast Guard was sent to rescue four sailors who were injured off the coast of California in a race.

The sailors were injured in a storm about 400 miles off the California coast. A spokesperson for the team told the Pioneer Press that a large wave swept away their steering mounting and some communications equipment.

ABC News reported that wind gusts during the storm measured up to 60 knots. Four sailors aboard the ship suffered back, rib, and pelvic injuries.

Race officials told the Associated Press that a container ship has been sent to assist the team. The help is slated to arrive late Sunday.

Student shot and killed at Mississippi State

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The shooting occurred late Saturday night in Evans Hall, an all-male dorm, Bill Kibler, vice president for student affairs, told CNN.

The student's identity has not yet been released, but he was shot more than once, and died at the hospital, Kibler said.

According to the Washington Post, the three male suspects fled the campus in a blue Crown Victoria. However, no arrests had been made by early Sunday.

The campus remains under emergency status, and a series of alert text messages were sent to students shortly after the shooting, CNN said.

The school's website says the campus is located in a low-crime area, and that emergencies are rare, the Washington Post reported.

Texting and walking is dangerous!

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A Michigan woman plunged into Lake Michigan after walking off a pier while texting on Monday.

Bonnie Miller, a 45-year-old from Benton Harbor, was walking with her family on the South Pier in St. Joseph on Tuesday. Miller was texting and lost her balance, falling into the lake, Wood TV reported.

Due to the current and her clothes, Miller was struggling attempting to tread water, so Rebecca Van Zant, of Mishawaka, jumped in to help her, ABC 57 said.

Police arrived at the scene around 9:30 p.m., and threw the pair flotation devices.

Both women were successfully pulled out of the water.

After 3 1/2 weeks alone in a New Mexico national forest, Margaret Page and cat were found Friday by a rescue team.

According to ABC News, Page, a 41-year-old New Mexico native, was reported as missing on Feb. 14, but authorities didn't start searching for her until this week. When searchers found her, Page was malnourished but alert, articulate, and well-hydrated.

Relying on a creek for drinking water, Page and her cat, Miya, lived on a bag of pretzels and a few supplies, rescue workers told the Washington Post on Friday.

Page had been hiking in that area of the park before, according to Villalobos, but her landlord, Adam Rodriguez, told police Page said she was travelling to visit friends in Florida and never mentioned plans to go to the forest, ABC reported.

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