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Christina Carrega/ABC News(SUITLAND, Md.) -- A heartbroken Suitland, Maryland, family traveled to a New York City courtroom on Thursday to face the woman, who gave lethal butt injections to their loved one and legally "got away with murder."

Kelly Mayhew made an appointment with Donna Francis for May 30, 2015 to have a discounted buttock augmentation procedure done. The 34-year-old and her mother, Latrice Mayhew-Lane, made the five-hour trip to the basement of a home on Dickens Street in Far Rockaway that Francis, "an incompetent quack," disguised as a "second-rate medical office," said Acting Queens District Attorney John Ryan in a press release.

Francis, 39 of London, England, had a massage table set up and was armed with dimethicone -- a silicone-based gel -- purchased from Ebay. Mayhew received the first injection of the clear fluid and as the second dosage was inserted, she "began showing signs of distress," said Ryan.

While holding Mayhew-Lane's hand, Mayhew pleaded for her life as Francis refused to call for help, said Mayhew-Lane's son, Richard Lane, as he read from a letter his mother wrote. The frantic mother said she called 911, but didn't know the cross streets and Francis, again, refused to help. Instead, Francis left the mother and daughter in the house, got into a car and flew back to her home country.

"Kelly's last words to me were 'Mommy, hold my hand,'" said Lane.

Mayhew went into cardiac arrest and died at a nearby hospital.

"She was a coward ... and she had been a coward for the last three years fighting extradition back to this country," said Assistant District Attorney George DeLuca-Farrugia in court on Thursday.

The city's medical examiner ruled her death a homicide as a result of systemic silicone embolism.

Francis fought extradition to face the consequences of her actions for criminally negligent homicide that carries an upstate prison term of up to four years.

"I'm not sure what information was given to the British courts or what they knew regarding the backstory. But one wonders, had this crime occurred in London, if they would have been content with a one year sentence for this action," said Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder to Francis.

Stipulations of Francis' agreed-upon extradition was a limited sentence of a year in jail and to not serve any of the time on Rikers Island.

"I'm sorry, it was not my intention to hurt anyone," cried Francis, who wore a navy-blue pant suit with yellow stiletto heels. "Sorry for all the years that this has been going on. I'm sorry, I'm sorry."

"I have to say that the phrase getting away with murder certainly applies to you and to say that I'm not happy with this plea and sentence is an understatement," said Holder to Francis who has been housed in Suffolk County.

If the judge rejected the extradition conditions, the family may never see Francis brought to justice. The family -- which filled one half of the Kew Gardens courtroom -- would have to wait until Francis "makes a mistake" and travels to another country "that does not have same interest England has in dictating the terms of your extradition," said Holder, adding, "... because what she (Mayhew-Lane) is not getting here, in my opinion, is justice."

"She got away with murder," said Mayhew-Lane outside of the courthouse as she wiped away tears and was consoled by her son, Richard Lane.

In 2016, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a study that showed that between 2000 and 2015 deaths related to butt augmentations were up 252% -- 4,767 in 2015, up from 1,356 in 2000. Prosecutors said it should be noted that when silicone is injected into a human body, it must be encapsulated to prevent free silicone from entering the bloodstream and causing an embolism.

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iStock(ELON, N.C.) -- Crystal Holland, a mom of three, faced a dilemma common to parents as she was ready to take her middle child, a 5-year-old daughter, to school Wednesday morning.

Holland, of Elon, North Carolina, had taken the car seat for her youngest child, a 2-year-old daughter, out of the car the night before and then could not get it back in as securely as she wanted on her own.

Holland put her two daughters in their car seats still and drove the short distance to school.

Also at Holland's daughter's school that day was Chuck Loy, a 25-year veteran of the Burlington, North Carolina, fire department, who was dropping off his granddaughter.

When Holland spotted Loy wearing a fire department sweatshirt, she asked him if the Burlington Fire Department, located next to the school, was doing a car seat check that day.

Instead of sending her to the fire department to check, Loy told Holland he would meet her at her car to check both of her daughters' car seats himself.

"She kept saying, 'No, I can go next door to the fire department,' but I said, 'Look ma'am the safety of the kids comes first. We need to do this right now,'" Loy told Good Morning America.

Loy, a grandfather of two who is certified to install car seats, then spent the next 20 minutes in below-freezing temperatures working to secure both of Holland's daughters' car seats.

"There were points where I was like, 'OK, that looks good,' and he was like, 'No, it needs more,'" Holland told GMA. "He was not going to let me leave until it was absolutely perfect."

Holland posted on Facebook about her chance encounter with Loy, thanking him for helping her on his day off.

She said she wanted to share not only the importance of car seat safety but also to recognize the selflessness of firefighters like Loy.

"Chuck didn't know me but he took the time to make sure my daughters were protected," Holland said. "These men and women really do sacrifice so much and they're always on duty. They're angels walking on earth really."

Loy said the act of kindness was "no big deal" for him and something he is used to doing.

"I try to be the good neighbor in my neighborhood and try to help moms with smoke detectors and car seats," he said. "[Firefighters] are on duty 24/7."

Car seat safety is of personal importance to Holland because she was T-boned in a car crash two years ago while her two daughters were in the car. Both of them were secured safely in their car seats and not injured in the accident, according to Holland.

"I remember being terrified to turn around and see what happened to them and when I did they were both there just fine," she said of her daughters. "That's why I'm such a firm believer in car seat safety because my children walked around with a scratch because of it."

Here are the car seat checkup tips to ensure your child is properly protected, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Ensure your child's car seat is facing the right direction


In 2018, the AAP issued new car seat safety guidelines encouraging parents to keep their children's car seats in the rear-facing position until they have reached the manufacturer's height or weight limits in order to protect their developing heads, necks and spines in the event of a crash. Previous guidance for rear-facing car seats was age 2.

When a child has outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their car seat, the child should then use a forward-facing seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by the car seat manufacturer.

When a child's whose weight or height is greater than the forward-facing limit for their car seat, parents should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, "typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 through 12 years of age," according to the AAP.

Children should remain in rear seats until the age of 13, the AAP added.

Use LATCH or a seat belt to secure a car seat inside a vehicle


LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) is an attachment system that can be used instead of the seat belt to install a car seat. LATCH can be found in nearly all car seats and passenger vehicles made on or after Sept. 1, 2002.

Parents may use LATCH or a seat belt, but Walker said to choose "one or the other" and remember to take your time.

"They're both equally safe, but sometimes you find when you do the installation [one over the other] has a tighter, better fit," she added. "That's the one to go with if it works for your car, car seat and child."

Properly install the seat

To use LATCH, the AAP advises fastening the lower anchor connectors to lower anchors located in between where the back seat cushions meet. All lower anchors are rated for a maximum weight of 65 pounds, or the total weight of the car seat and child. As always, check the car seat manufacturer's recommendations or car seat label for the maximum weight a child can be to use lower anchors.

Following your car seat's instructions, pull LATCH strap tightly, applying a significant amount of weight into the seat. The same should be done if using a seat belt.

The top tether from the car seat improves safety provided by the seat, the AAP says. Use the tether for all forward-facing seats and check your vehicle owner's manual for the location of tether anchors.

Always follow both the car seat and vehicle manufacturer instructions, including weight limits, for lower anchors and tethers. Weight limits are different for different car seats and different vehicles.

After the car seat is installed, it should not move more than an inch side to side, or front to back. If the car seat shifts, it's not tight enough.

If you install the car seat using the vehicle's seat belt, make sure the seat belt locks to keep a tight fit. Check your vehicle owner's manual and car seat instructions to ensure you are using the seat belt correctly.

On their website, Safe Kids Worldwide offers an ultimate car seat safety guide complete with car seat buying tips, safe installation tips and more. All the information is based on your child's age and weight.

Strap in your precious cargo snugly

While buckling your child into their car seat, test that the harness is snug enough where you cannot pinch any slack between your fingers and the harness straps over your child's shoulders.

The harness chest clip should be placed at the center of the chest and even with your child's armpits.

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ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- At least two students are dead and three others injured after a classmate opened fire at a high school in Southern California Thursday morning, sheriff's officials said.

The 16-year-old male suspect was taken into custody and was last reported to be at a local hospital in "grave condition" from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Detectives reviewed video from the scene which showed the gunman in the quad of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita when he took a gun from his backpack, shot five people and then shot himself in the head, authorities said, noting that the shooting lasted for about 16 seconds.

"From the time that he withdrew the handgun from his backpack to the time that he was on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head was about 16 seconds," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Captain Kent Wegener told reporters late Thursday. "We have not yet established a motive or a nexus between the subject and his victims other than to say that they were all students at the high school together."

Authorities served a search warrant at the suspect's purported residence, Wegener said. He said there is no history at that address to indicate there were any issues at the home prior to the shooting. Authorities said there was no evidence to suggest the suspect acted on behalf of a group or with any co-conspirators.

The early-morning school shooting was on the suspect's birthday, authorities said.

The surviving victims are a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, officials said. A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy died after arriving at the hospital.

Terrified students barricaded in classrooms before they fled the campus to search for their concerned parents, who had gathered in the streets.

"I just started running," sophomore Brooklyn Moreno said. "There was girls falling in front of me and I tried to help them up, then just kept running 'cause I didn't want to get hurt, either."

The weapon, a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, was recovered with no bullets left, authorities said. Police said the suspect mentioned the school in a message on his Instagram bio that read: "Saugus have fun at school tomorrow." That post has since been removed.

"I can confirm that that was posted to his account, and I can also confirm that it has been changed since this incident, which means there is somebody else that has access to this account, be it a hacker be it a friend that has his password," Wegener told reporters. "That was posted at one point. We are aware of it and we are researching the source, when it was posted and when it was taken down."

Authorities became aware of the post after the shooting.

The suspect's girlfriend and his mother are speaking with detectives, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 7:38 a.m. local time during what's called "Zero Period," before the school day officially begins at 8 a.m., often a time used for extracurricular classes.

When 17-year-old Hayden Trowbridge heard the gunshots, his classmates pushed their desks to the door as a barricade, he told ABC News.

The teen said he grabbed his metal water bottle to use as a weapon as they all hid under their desks, crying and holding each other.

Trowbridge said during shooting drills he had practiced putting a book in front of his chest to protect against a fatal shot, but he didn’t have anything big enough nearby.

Choir teacher Kaitlin Holt said one girl, shot in the hip and shoulder, was rushed into her classroom by other students. Holt told ABC News she gave the girl first aid and called 911.

Moreno said she was in the school's quad when she heard what she thought was a balloon popping. She took off running.

"I never thought this would happen at my school," Moreno told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV. "I'm still kinda in shock right now. I’ve been shaking and crying a lot -- I’m an emotional wreck."

Jeff Turner, a father of three Saugus High School students, said his daughter "was beside herself, hysterical.”

She "thought she should have stayed and helped the kids she saw shot, feeling terrified and guilty all at once," Turner told ABC News. "I broke down in tears. Had to pull myself out of it to help her."

As the search for the suspect was unfolding earlier on Thursday, other schools were placed on lockdown, and officials urged those who live in the area to lock their doors.

Misty Wolf, a Saugus High School graduate whose 16-year-old daughter goes to a nearby school, said they were just arriving when her daughter's school was placed on lockdown.

"We were all getting there and parents heard shots -- or what we thought were shots," Wolf told ABC News. "The nice guy who waves us in the lot every morning started shouting at the kids walking to get out of the way get up the hill. We were all trying to get out. People were confused."

"Having my kid, who is already dealing with things in life -- being scared because I told her to duck down because they don't know where the shooter is -- is hard," Wolf said. "There was another [school lockdown] a few years ago and she never wanted to leave her classroom after it. I'm worried that this will make her not want to be at school because she doesn't feel safe."

Moments before news of the shooting broke, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was on the Senate floor calling on his colleagues to bring up a universal background checks bill that was passed by the House earlier this year.

He asked for unanimous consent to pass the legislation dubbed the "Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019" that would establish new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties. The House approved of the measure in February in a 240-90 vote.

His fellow Democratic Connecticut senator, Richard Blumenthal, was in the middle of his remarks on gun violence when he was handed a note informing him of the reported shooting.

In August, the William S. Hart Union High School District, which includes Saugus High School, voted to extend a contract for school safety for another year for $1.05 million, local newspaper, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, reported. Schools in the district began holding lockdown drills several years ago, a public information officer for the school district told Santa Clarita radio station KHTS in 2018 after the Parkland shooting in Florida.

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KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- Lisa Eichensehr said she always hated what she called the "new normal" of school shooting drills at her son's high school in Southern California.

"But I see why now," she told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV.

Eichensehr's son Adam is a sophomore at Saugus High School, where a shooting took place Thursday and left at least two students dead and three others injured, according to officials.

The suspect, a 16-year-old male, was taken into custody and is in the hospital in "grave condition" from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

"We're horrified. This is a great community. It's too close to home," Eichensehr said.

One student, Brooklyn Moreno, said after hearing gunshots she "ran right out of school as fast as I could."

So many students were rushing out, she said, that people began to fall in front of one another.

"There was girls falling in front of me," Moreno said. "I was trying to help them up and then I just kept running because I didn't want to get hurt either."

She said she has been "shaking and crying a lot. I'm an emotional wreck right now."

Amid the chaos, students were frantically texting parents to alert them about the shooting.

Cari Wright got a text message from her daughter at 7:39 a.m. reading, "Hey mom i don't know whats going on here at school but i love you and im so thankful for everything youve done for me. I love you so much."

"I love you baby. Stay safe," Wright responded, according to the texts obtained by KABC-TV. Wright's daughter managed to safely exit the building.

Two students said they didn't feel entirely prepared for a shooting despite having had drills at the school -- especially because the shooting happened before the school day and classes began.

"The drills that we do are during classrooms, and you know like during class," Lauren Former, a senior, told KABC-TV.

A sophomore named Hannah echoed the point, saying drills happen when students and teachers are "calm."

"But the thing is that when that happens, it will take a while for us to get calm," Hannah said. "We need to be trained when we're more terrified to get out of the school because you don't think.

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Franklin County Sheriffs Office(ROANOKE, Va.) -- School near Roanoke, Virginia, have been closed after the vehicle associated with a member of the U.S. Marine Corps wanted in a fatal shooting was found in the area.

Authorities have been searching for 22-year-old Michael Alexander Brown since Sunday, when he was named as a suspect in the shooting death of Hardy, Virginia, resident Rodney Brown, 54, the day before.

Michael Alexander Brown is the son of Rodney Brown's live-in girlfriend, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Around 4 a.m. Thursday morning, emergency dispatchers in Roanoke received a 911 call detailing a suspicious man dressed in a black lace-linked coat in the area near Tillett Road, Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told reporters at a news conference.

Investigators later confirmed that the man was likely Michael Alexander Brown and located his RV on Tillett Road, Jones said.

The U.S. Marshals service had previously received information that he may be operating the RV and pulling an enclosed trailer in the area of Clarendon County, South Carolina. The trailer was located in South Carolina on Sunday night with the black 2008 Lincoln Town Car he had previously been thought to be driving inside.

Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxter told ABC News that Michael Alexander Brown had been staying at a campground in the area from Oct. 24 until sometime before Saturday, when the murder occurred.

The owner of the campground told ABC Charleston affiliate WCIV-TV that Michael Alexander Brown stood out from the other campers because he was always wearing a three-piece suit.

He allegedly returned to Clarendon County somewhere between Monday and Tuesday and later left the trailer on the side of the road, Baxter said.

The Marine is now likely on foot or searching for alternative modes of transportation, as all of the vehicles he would have access to have been cleared, Jones said.

Michael Alexander Brown was serving as a combat engineer for the United States Marine Corps until around Oct. 18, when he deserted his post at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He had been seen in around Franklin County in recent weeks, according to authorities.

He has access to weapons, including those with high-capacity magazines, and "knows how to maneuver his way around various types of terrain," Jones said.

It is unknown where he may be headed, but he has been known to live in the woods or visit national parks, authorities said.

Jones cautioned residents in the area to remain vigilant and try to shelter in place, if possible.

Franklin County authorities have issued an arrest warrant for second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for him.

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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Wolterk/iStock(EL PASO, Texas) -- More than three months after the deadly El Paso, Texas shooting, the Walmart where it took place is reopening.

The store will open its doors to the public at 11 a.m local time Thursday. It was temporarily closed following the mass shooting on Aug. 3 that left 22 people dead and dozens more injured.

The general manager, Robert Evans, who was hailed a hero in the wake of the incident, said it was "really encouraging to see that [employees have] gone through some healing process [and are] just working together side by side."

"I've been there to support them, in overcoming what happened Aug. 3, and giving the sense of hope at the end of this tragic event that happened, and that they can get back to some kind of a normal life," Evans told ABC El Paso affiliate KVIA-TV.

Walmart did not respond to ABC News for comment about the reopening or security measures for the day.

In late August, the company announced plans to completely renovate the store following the shooting.

A permanent memorial for the victims of the shooting will also be erected at the store, according to the company.

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St. Louis County Police Department(ST. LOUIS) -- The husband of a missing Missouri woman has been arrested, as police are now investigating the case as a homicide, officials said.

St. Louis County Police Department said Thursday that Jennifer Rothwell's husband was taken into custody and booked on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence, but has not yet been formally charged with a crime.

Rothwell, 28, was last seen on Tuesday morning leaving her house in central St. Louis County, police said.

Her car was found not far from her home, authorities said.

Police said that although the search for Rothwell continues, they are no longer considering it a missing person case but rather a homicide.

Rothwell is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 150 pounds, with long, light brown curly hair.

She was last seen wearing business attire, authorities said.

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WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- A newborn with the umbilical cord still attached has been found dead, lying on the ground in a vacant lot, police said.

The discovery was made Tuesday night in Port Jervis, New York, which is about 90 miles from New York City and near where Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York intersect.

At about 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a dead infant in a vacant lot, according to the Port Jervis Police Department. The baby "appeared to have been born recently" and had its umbilical cord attached, said police.

Authorities identified and interviewed the baby's mother but her name has not been released because the investigation is ongoing, police said Wednesday.

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday and "detectives are awaiting results of toxicology and further testing," said police.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Port Jervis Police Department at 845-856-5101.

The police department added that it asks "the public to keep the young infant in their thoughts and prayers."

Every state has Safe Surrender or Safe Haven laws, though they differ by state, including how much time after birth a parent or guardian has to surrender the child. In 32 states, parents or guardians have 30 days to relinquish the child, Damien Johnson, director of communications of the National Safe Haven Alliance, told ABC News last month.

Laws also differ on which locations are considered safe havens. In every state, a hospital is a safe location. Some states also allow a child to be taken to a fire station or police station, said Johnson.

The first Safe Haven law was enacted in Texas in 1999, and since then all states as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have passed Safe Haven legislation, saving over 4,000 babies, according to the National Safe Haven Alliance. There is no federal legislation, Johnson said.

You can reach the toll-free crisis hotline at 1-888-510-BABY or get information on your state by clicking the map here at nationalsafehavenalliance.org.

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MicroStockHub/iStock(PULLMAN, Wash.) -- Police are investigating the death of a Washington State University student who was found dead at a fraternity house near campus.

Officers arrived at the Alpha Tau Omega house in Pullman, Washington, on Tuesday morning, after receiving a call about a 19-year-old fraternity member who appeared to be "unconscious and not breathing." Fellow fraternity members had attempted to perform CPR on the young man, but medics ultimately pronounced him dead at the scene, according to press release from the Pullman Police Department.

The student was later identified by police as Samuel Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University who was from Bellevue, a city 10 miles east of Seattle.

A preliminary investigation indicated Martinez's death may be alcohol-related but, at this time, investigators don't believe the incident meets the definition of hazing, police said.

The incident remains under investigation. The Whitman County Coroner’s Office is working with the Pullman Police Department to determine the cause and manner of death.

Washington State University did not identify the student by name in a statement released Tuesday but described his death as "heartbreaking." School counselors and student affairs staff have met with "those most closely affected by this tragic loss," the university said.

All fraternities and sororities on campus have self-imposed an immediate suspension of social events for the rest of the semester, amid the ongoing investigation.

"Washington State University will be working with the Pullman Police Department and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity in the coming days to investigate the circumstances surrounding this death," the school said in the statement. "Today, however, we are focused on supporting the student’s family and our University community."

The Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity, headquartered in Indianapolis, released a brief statement Tuesday, saying in part, "Alpha Tau Omega mourns the death of a member who passed away overnight. The chapter is working with local officials and university administrators in their investigation."

Martinez's death comes just two days after a San Diego State University freshman, Dylan Hernandez, died after leaving a fraternity gathering. Hernandez died when he fell off a top bunk following an event at the Phi Gamma Delta house on campus. All 14 fraternities at the school were suspended in the wake of his death.

Separately, an Arizona State University student was found dead Monday at the Greek Leadership Village, but school officials have not released details about the circumstances of his death.

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Security footage shows the moment De'Von Bailey was shot by police officers. (ABC News)(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- A pair of Colorado Springs police officers will not face charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a black man in August.

The decision was announced by Fourth Judicial District Attorney Dan May, who said that body camera footage of the incident provided "the best view of an officer-involved shooting" he had ever seen, Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KRDO reported.

De’Von Bailey, 19, was shot Aug. 3 by officers investigating a report of an armed robbery. Body camera footage of the incident was reviewed by a grand jury, who found that the officers’ use of lethal force was justified because they had evidence leading them to believe Bailey was armed while he was fleeing, KRDO reported.

The footage shows Bailey and another man with their hands up, as officers tell them they have a report of people matching their description with a gun. Officers inform the men that they are going to check them for weapons. Bailey then flees and appears to reach for his waistband, before officers fire on him.

Bailey was shot three times in the back and was taken to the hospital, where he later died. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said a weapon was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

Bailey’s death prompted peaceful protests Colorado Springs, and his family called for an independent investigation into his death.

A family representative said the family was disappointed by the district attorney's decision not to charge the officers.

"It is certainly not a surprise when a tainted investigation is presented by a biased prosecutor," Bailey family attorney Mari Newman said after the announcement. "This is the exact reason why we have called for an independent investigation and an independent prosecution."

It is not clear if the Bailey family will file a civil lawsuit or pursue any additional legal action in relation to the shooting.

“We fully acknowledge that there has been confusion and frustration surrounding this incident,” Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said in a statement released after the announcement.

He added that the shooting was investigated by an outside law enforcement agency -- the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office -- and that the results of their investigation led to the grand jury’s decision.

The officers involved in Bailey’s shooting have not been identified.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Since Monday, up to 40 states from New Mexico to Maine had more than 1,000 cold records tied or broken.

The National Weather Service is comparing this historic cold blast to November of 1911 -- more than 100 years ago.

Thusday morning, the chill is lingering around the eastern half of the country with wind chills still below zero in the northern Plains, temperatures in the teens in the Northeast, and temps in the 20s all the way to Atlanta.

The town of Caribou, Maine, dropped to 3 degrees Thursday morning, the coldest temperature ever recorded there this early in the season.

A nice rebound in temperatures is expected this afternoon, with highs in the 40s in New York City, Washington, D.C., and even Chicago.

Even milder weather expected Friday with highs near 40 in Chicago and temperatures in the 50s in New York.

From St. Louis to Washington, D.C., temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s -- so enjoy the thaw!

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Wolterk/iStock(OXON HILL, Md.) -- A Maryland man wanted in a fatal stabbing over a Popeyes chicken sandwich has been arrested, police said.

Ricoh McClain, 30, of District Heights, Md., was located and taken into custody Wednesday night for murder and other charges, according to the Prince George's County Police Department. No further details were immediately released.

Police believe McClain is responsible for a stabbing that occurred on the evening of Nov. 4 at a Popeyes restaurant in Oxon Hill, Md., about 12 miles south of Washington, D.C.

McClain allegedly got into a brief argument with another customer who had cut the line at the fast food spot while waiting to order the chicken sandwich, a popular menu item that returned to Popeyes nationwide this month. Agreeing to take the fight outside, the two men both got out of line and walked out the front door to the parking lot. McClain allegedly stabbed the other man immediately and then fled the scene, according to police.

The victim -- identified as 29-year-old Kevin Tyrell Davis of Oxon Hill, Maryland -- suffered a single stab wound and was rushed to a local hospital, where he died soon after. There is no indication the pair knew each other prior to the confrontation, according to police.

"Our homicide detectives are hard at work on this one, but we have been able to determine preliminary that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant," Prince George's County police spokesperson Jennifer Donelan told reporters at a press conference that night.

"For you to get that angry over anything," she added, "and to develop into this type of violence, again, is a very sad and tragic day."

Investigators identified McClain after releasing surveillance images of him while he was still at large. A Prince George's County police officer who saw the photos recognized McClain from previous run-ins. Investigators also received multiple tips from the community, police said.

Police do not believe McClain acted in self defense and have charged him with first-degree and second-degree murder, first-degree and second-degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment.

Following the man's death, a Popeyes spokesperson told ABC News that the company was "very sad to hear about the tragedy."

"We do not yet know whether this was the result of a dispute over one of our products or something unrelated, but there is no reason for someone to lose their life on a Monday night in a parking lot," the spokesperson said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities."

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Freehold Township Police Department(NEW YORK) -- Authorities are using bloodhounds to search a Staten Island park in the hunt for a New Jersey woman who has been missing since October.

Stephanie Parze, 25, was last seen Oct. 30 after visiting a psychic with members of her family, New York City ABC station WABC reports.

Parze, who works as a makeup artist, dropped her family off at their house and then went to drive home.

"She gave me three kisses goodbye and I just told her to call me or text me when she gets home and I never heard from her," her mother Sharlene Parze told WABC.

"All the text messages and calls I tried to reach out to her, there was never any response which was not like her," she continued. "Whoever has her, please let her go. Please, we want our baby back."

Parze's ex-boyfriend, John Ozbilgen, was taken into custody last week on unrelated child pornography charges. Sources told WABC he is a person of interest in the case of her disappearance, and police searched his home in connection with her disappearance.

The Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor said in a statement that Parze's case is active and ongoing.

"Our investigation to this point has not given us any reason to believe that there is any danger to the general public. This matter remains a high priority as investigators are determined to locate Ms. Parze. We are following up on every lead and the investigation has taken our team into Staten Island," it added.

Parze is described as petite in size, standing 4 feet 11 inches and weighing 115 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Shawn Murphy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 732-431-7160 ext. 7032, or Detective Daniel Valentine of the Freehold Township Police at 732-462-7908.

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Washington County Sheriffs Office(WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore.) -- A 20-year-old school bus driver in Oregon has been charged with DUI after he allegedly crashed a bus with 10 students on board, authorities said.

The bus crashed Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. on Southwest Old Highway Road in Washington County, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they said they saw the bus in a ditch and that the driver, Jonathan C. Gates of Hillsboro, Ore., "appeared to be impaired."

Surveillance video released by the sheriff's office shows the tilted bus skidding on the shoulder of the highway before crashing.

A bus aide was also aboard the bus, along with the students, ages 10 to 16. No one was injured, authorities said.

The bus was serving students from Forest Grove High School, Neil Armstrong Middle School and Tom McCall Upper Elementary School, the Forest Grove School District said in a statement to ABC Portland affiliate KATU.

Gates was arrested on a DUI-controlled substance charge. He had been released from the Washington County Jail by Wednesday afternoon.

He's been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing and will be required to undergo a mandatory drug test, according to the school district.

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(U.S. Customs and Border Protection) U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport intercepted a traveler attempting to smuggle 35 pounds of liquid cocaine into the United States in shampoo bottles, Nov. 11, 2019. (HOUSTON) -- Authorities confiscated hundreds of thousands dollars worth of liquid cocaine inside two dozen shampoo bottles at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Officials on Wednesday stopped a man who was allegedly trying to smuggle 35 pounds of the drug in 24 full-sized bottles of shampoo, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The 26-year-old man, who was not named, had stashed the liquid cocaine amid his clothing in his checked bag, CBP said.

Upon discovering the bottles, officers used a K-9 to examine them.

The K-9 confirmed there were narcotics inside the shampoo bottles, according to CBP.

The total amount seized came out to more than $400,000, the agency said.

The man was brought back to Colombia, where he is from, and the drugs were turned over to the Houston Police Department for further investigation.

“We take every opportunity to intercept those illicit goods before they enter our communities, in this case it was 35 pounds of liquid cocaine," CBP Port Director Shawn Polley said in a statement.

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