WCTI/ABC News (GREENVILLE, N.C.) — A Florida woman is being held on $5 million bond for allegedly mailing a knife to her two young children and telling them to kill their grandparents, police said. Leticia Silva, 31, of Lakeland, Fla., is charged with four counts of solicitation to commit murder. Her children, daughters age 7 and 9, have been living with their grandparents in Greenville, N.C., for seven years. The grandparents have permanent custody of the girls, police said. Silva “contacted her children and asked them to kill their grandparents,” according to a statement by the Pitt County Sheriff’s office.
ABC News (NEW YORK) — A massive winter storm moving across the Upper Midwest looks like it will merge with another system on the East Coast, which could bring snow from the Mid-Atlantic to New England. Areas from Washington, D.C., to Boston could get up to a foot of snow Wednesday into Thursday. As of Tuesday morning, 1-4 inches of snow was forecast from Philadelphia to Boston with 6-12 inches possible inland. Significant coastal flooding and high winds are also expected. Already, up to 3 feet of snow has fallen in parts of Montana, and the Dakotas have seen a foot of accumulation in parts
PinksPage.com Pink , whose daughter Willow is 18 months old, says she’s ready to expand her family, but she wants to do it by adopting, Brangelina -style. Speaking to the British paper The Daily Mirror , Pink says, “I’d like five kids. I want to adopt. We have four rescue dogs and we’d like some rescue children as well!” Pink adds, “How amazing are Brad and Angelina, though
Comstock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — The Midwest is bracing for yet more winter weather. Parts of the region surpassed their annual snowfall records just last month, and now those areas could get another foot of snow. Monday night into early Tuesday, Minneapolis is expected to get somewhere between six and 10 inches. Just south and east of the Wisconsin area, northeast Iowa and western and northern Illinois are expecting somewhere closer to a foot
Comstock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Julio Acevedo, the suspect identified Monday in a hit-and-run accident that killed a young couple and their baby was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated just last month, according to New York Police Department investigators. The parents were killed in the Sunday morning crash, and the unborn baby, who was delivered by surgery in an attempt to save its life, died last night. Acevedo, 44, is still at large, the New York Police Department reports. Cops say he was driving the BMW that smashed into a livery cab carrying the expectant parents to the hospital early Sunday. When they traced his identity, they said they found he also served 10 years in prison on a 1989 manslaughter conviction
iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Lauren Silberman will become the first woman in history to try out for the NFL when the kicker participates Sunday in the New York Jets’ regional combine. “It would be a lifelong dream come true,” Silberman told ABC News. The 28-year-old New Yorker said she hopes her powerful foot will impress the scouts and earn her an invite to an NFL training camp as a kicker. Silberman is a University of Wisconsin and Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate and a former college club soccer player. While she is new to the gridiron, Silberman hopes her years of studying sports video games will give her an advantage.
ABC News (SEFFNER, Fla.) — Crews began the process Sunday of demolishing a Florida home over a massive sinkhole, where one man was swallowed by the earth three days ago and is presumed to be dead. Hillsborough County administrator Mike Merrell said the demolition process would be slow and methodical, with crews attempting to bring as much of the structure forward to the street as possible so the grieving family could retrieve their valuables. “We don’t know, in fact, once we start touching the building itself whether it will collapse or if parts of it will hold up,” Merrell said at a news conference Sunday. Merrell said the crews planned to demolish the house Sunday and return Monday to clear the debris and get a better view of the giant sinkhole opening, which has been obscured by the structure
ABC News (DEL MAR, Calif.) — New charges involving two different alleged victims were filed against a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met through ChristianMingle.com. Sean Patrick Banks, 37, a former Navy sailor of Del Mar, Calif., was arraigned Friday on new charges, stemming from an alleged rape of an intoxicated person in 2009, as well as a separate incident in which he allegedly attempted to dissuade a witness from talking to police. Banks was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with rape by a foreign object, residential burglary, and forcible rape stemming from an encounter with a woman he met through ChristianMingle.com in November 2012. Authorities said Banks used a fake name on ChristianMingle.com to contact a woman he allegedly raped in November.
ABC News (MISSOULA, Mo.) — Former University of Montana star quarterback Jordan Johnson hopes to return to the sport he loves after being acquitted of sexual assault charges, the football player’s family said on Saturday. “I think he plans on staying here and playing football. That’s why he came.
ABC News (SEFFNER, Fla.) — Rescuers early Saturday morning returned to the site where a sinkhole swallowed a Florida man in his bedroom after the home’s foundation collapsed. Jeff Bush was in his bedroom when a sinkhole opened up and trapped him underneath his home at 11 p.m. Thursday night. While the sinkhole was initially estimated to be 15 feet deep on Thursday night, the chasm has continued to grow.