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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A deep freeze took over the Northeast Sunday and many low temperatures shattered records from New York City to Boston.

New York City

Central Park dropped below 0 degrees Sunday for the first time in over 20 years. The temperature was -1 as of 6:57 a.m.

This was the first 0 degree morning in NYC since 1994.

The wind chill in NYC was -19 as of 6:30 a.m.

John F. Kennedy Airport reached 1 degree Sunday morning, breaking the record of 4 degrees set back in 1979. LaGuardia Airport tied its record low of 1 degree, which was previously set in 1979.

Binghamton, NY

Binghamton, New York, reached -18 degrees, which is tied for the second coldest temperature
on record.

Boston

Boston hit -9 degrees Sunday morning -- the coldest since 1957. At 7 a.m. the wind chill was -36.

In Worcester, Massachusetts, about 50 miles west of Boston, the wind chill reached -44 Sunday morning.

Wind chills in this cold can bring on frostbite in 10 minutes, according to the National Weather Service, so outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are going outside, dress in layers, and keep your hands and head covered.

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JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has died at age 79, two law enforcement sources told ABC News on Saturday.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said in a statement: "On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away. He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family."

Scalia died Saturday in Texas of apparently natural causes, according to law enforcement sources.

Scalia, a conservative, was the longest-serving current justice on the Supreme Court. He was nominated to the court by President Reagan and took his seat Sept. 26, 1986.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement on Saturday, "Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law."

"He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution. His fierce loyalty to the Constitution set an unmatched example, not just for judges and lawyers, but for all Americans," Abbott said.

"We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law," Abbott said.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called Scalia "a champion of our liberties and a stalwart defender of the Constitution," in a Facebook post Saturday. "He will go down as one of the few Justices who single-handedly changed the course of legal history."

"As liberals and conservatives alike would agree, through his powerful and persuasive opinions, Justice Scalia fundamentally changed how courts interpret the Constitution and statutes, returning the focus to the original meaning of the text after decades of judicial activism," Cruz said. "And he authored some of the most important decisions ever, including District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized our fundamental right under the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms. He was an unrelenting defender of religious liberty, free speech, federalism, the constitutional separation of powers, and private property rights. All liberty-loving Americans should be in mourning."

"Justice Scalia’s three decades on the Court was one of President Reagan’s most consequential legacies," Cruz continued. "Our prayers are with his beloved wife Maureen, their nine children, and their precious grandchildren."

Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on March 11, 1936. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Scalia was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. He also served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1974 to 1977, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972 to 1974 and General Counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971 to 1972.

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PennLive.com(FREDERICKSBURG, Pa.) -- A multi-vehicle crash, involving between 20 and 30 vehicles, has shut down traffic on a Pennsylvania interstate highway as some people are reported to be trapped inside their cars.

A Pennsylvania State Trooper confirmed to ABC News that three people were killed in the crash.

The crash has shut down Interstate 78 in the area of Fredricksburg and Route 22. According to PennLive, emergency crews are on the scene. Weather likely played a role in the crash, as snow was falling at the time. The Northeast is also dealing with frigid temperatures as part of an Arctic Blast.

This is a developing story.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CEDARVILLE, Calif.) -- A 69-year-old Oregon man has two Nevada police officers to thank for saving his life after he was lost in the desert for a week.

Philip Besanson said he was traveling from Arizona to Eugene, Oregon, when his truck broke down on a snow-covered road 50 miles north of Gerlach, Nevada on Feb. 5, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in Reno, Nevada.

The man stayed with his vehicle and survived off of rationed canned food and water from the melted snow, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

On Friday, Patrol Lt. Phil Condon and Sgt. Dennis Hippert were inspecting the remote area of the highway when they found Besanson that morning. They took him to a hospital in Cedarville, Calif., where he's recovering.

The rescuers say Besanson did the smart thing by staying with his truck rather than attempting to walk to Gerlach. The vehicle provided shelter and was much easier for Condon and Hippert to locate.

“Mr. Besanson told us that he believes his life was saved by Lieutenant Condon and Sergeant Hippert today and I agree with him,” said Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen, who praised the officers in a statement.

“Because of the bad road and weather conditions along SR 34 this time of year, it may have been several more weeks before anyone else traveled up that particular stretch of highway and located this gentleman," he added.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A major cold blast is hitting the Northeast and Midwest Saturday and forcing nearly 100 million people to deal with dangerous and possibly life-threatening wind chills.

The polar air is already making its way eastward from the Midwest. The greater Chicago area could see wind chills Saturday as low as minus 20 degrees. In Wisconsin and Minnesota, there is a chance for wind chills as low minus 30 degrees below zero.

A wind chill advisory has been issued for New York City, southwards towards Philadelphia and down the Appalachians. The coldest wind chills are expected in these areas late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. One of the areas of concern will be parts of upstate New York, where wind chills could dip as low as minus 40 degrees.

New York City's Central Park hit 22 degrees early Saturday, but factoring the wind chill it feels 15 degrees below zero. If New York City were to drop below 2 degrees on Sunday, it will beat the record for the coldest Valentine’s Day, which was set in 1916. The last time the Big Apple hit zero degrees was in 1994.

Philadelphia is operating in Code Blue, a city-wide response to get anyone who needs shelter inside. Warming centers have been opened across the I-95 corridor to help anyone get indoors and away from the brutal cold.

Wind chill watches and warnings are in effect for much of New England. Wind chill values overnight could dip to life-threatening conditions in the New England area. Those venturing outside for prolonged periods of time could easily receive frostbite and hypothermia.

For Sunday morning, record daily lows will be possible from central New Jersey to Boston. In addition, record low high temperatures will be possible in parts of the Northeast as well. Boston’s record daily low on Sunday is minus three degrees, and the current forecast is already minus four degrees. The last time it was this cold in Boston was in 2004.

In addition to the brutal cold air, snow squalls will be possible across the Midwest and the Northeast Saturday morning with generally light accumulations.

Meanwhile temperatures are expected to quickly rise up towards average, possibly above average by Tuesday and lasting through the end of the month.

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ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- ABC News has learned the FBI knew the alleged suspect who attacked four people at a Columbus, Ohio restaurant with a machete on Thursday before fleeing.

Columbus police shot and killed the suspect, 30-year-old local man Mohamed Barry, but said he had no criminal history and there was no known motive for the stabbings.

Law enforcement sources tell ABC News that Barry, the man who Columbus Police shot and killed after a machete attack Thursday, was known to the FBI, but was not under full scale investigation.  Barry’s name was in a law enforcement database which includes names potentially related to terrorism.  Being in the database would have flagged him if he came in contact with local authorities.

All victims who sustained wounds at the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli were expected to recover, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the restaurant owner Hany Baransi said his business was targeted because of his Israeli descent.

The FBI was brought in to investigate after Deputy Police Chief Michael Moods said there were "red flags" surrounding the attack.

"Lone individual, machete, going into a public place, committing an assault on people that he apparently does not know: those are the things that give us concern and those are the things we wanted to answer right away," he said.

“Fortunately, no one's life was lost except for the perpetrator,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on the campaign trail in South Carolina Friday afternoon.

But there was “a lot of blood, a lot of pain,” Kasich said. “So we got to rally around those people.”

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ABCNews.com(COLUMBINE, Colo.) -- In a Diane Sawyer special edition of 20/20, she spoke with Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold. ABC News examined the impact and lessons from that tragic day that changed the nation. The numbers that follow are a part of a larger conversation about school violence and children in crisis:

50 – The number of mass murders or attempted mass murders at a school since Columbine. (FBI records)

141 – The number of people killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder at a school since Columbine. (FBI records)

73 – The percentage of school shooters with no prior criminal record, not even an arrest. (U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education)

96 – The percentage of school shooters who are male. (FBI records)

17 – The number of kids aged 15 or younger who have committed or attempted a mass school shooting since Columbine. (FBI records)

81 – The percentage of school shootings where someone had information that the attacker was thinking about or planning the shooting. (U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education)

68 – The percentage of school shooters who got their guns from relatives or at home. (US Secret Service, US Department of Education)

65 - The number of school shooters and thwarted school shooters who have referenced Columbine as a motivation. (ABC News investigation, various law enforcement agencies)

270 – The number of shootings of any kind at a school since Columbine. (ABC News review of reported cases)

1 – The number of shootings per week, on average, on a school or college campus in 2015. (ABC News review of reported cases)


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iStock/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- Two 15-year-old girls died after a shooting at a Glendale, Arizona, high school Friday morning, police said.

Investigators said they found evidence at the scene leading them to believe that one girl took the life of the other before taking her own life, noting the investigation is still ongoing.

The shooting was reported at Independence High School, about 12 miles outside of Phoenix. The two teenagers were shot just before 8 a.m. in an "isolated" area of campus, Glendale police said.

Officers found both girls dead at the scene, Officer Tracey Breeden, spokesperson for the Glendale Police Department, said at a news conference.

The girls were found together with a weapon near them, Breeden said. Both girls were in the 10th grade, she added.

During the processing of the scene, a suicide note was located, police said.

"This was not any sort of active shooter incident and there is no danger to the school or community at this time," police said earlier Friday after the campus was put on lockdown.

In a statement released later Friday, police said: "Information gathered by detectives reveal the two girls were very close friends, appearing to also be in a relationship. Detectives do not have any persons of interest and do not believe there are any outstanding suspects."

"The investigation has led detectives to believe this incident was a murder-suicide," police added. "In addition, information obtained indicates gunshots were heard at the school this morning, but it is believed no students witnessed the shooting."

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Hercules Police Department(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Hundreds of thumbtacks have been found strewn across a California dog park on multiple occasions, apparently placed there intentionally to harm the pets that play in the park, police told ABC owned station KGO-TV in San Francisco.

Dog owners began to notice the dangerous tacks at the Ohlone Dog Park in Hercules last month and collected enough to fill several sandwich bags, KGO-TV reported. But when they returned, more tacks had appeared.

"After we've gotten most of them out, then we come back and they're back again," Bay Area dog owner Annie Miller told KGO-TV.

At least two dogs have been hurt from the tacks, according to witnesses.

"One of the guys was picking them up and his dog swallowed one and he had to take him to the vet," Miller said. "I'm sure it's not a very nice vet bill."

"Another person, their dog was limping and she put the paw up and there was a tack, not all the way in, but it was in the paw," dog owner Kathy Long told KGO-TV.

Police said animals aren't the only ones in danger, as the thumbtacks could be harmful to children as well, since they're small enough to swallow.

"A child is very quick with that kind of thing and could have it in his mouth and swallow it before any parent could reach them," said Connie Van Putten, public information officer for the Hercules Police Department.

Police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity in the area.

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iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- When a machete-wielding man launched an attack at an Ohio restaurant, injuring four, "complete chaos broke out," one survivor told ABC News Friday.

Tracy - who did not want to use her last name - had just paid for her meal at the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli when she heard screaming, she said.

"I turned around. And there was a gentleman behind me, in front of the first booth, with two machetes in the air. One in each hand," she said. "And basically going down the entire row of booths in the restaurant and just hitting everybody with the machetes."

The man's attack was reported around 6 p.m. Thursday, the Columbus Police Department said Friday.

"Complete chaos broke out," Tracy said. "Everybody was running away from him trying to get out of the restaurant."

"My legs completely gave out on me ... I thought to myself, that at any moment I'm gonna get a knife in my back," she said.

She said some children and elderly people were in the restaurant.

"It was so sudden," Tracy said. "I think it caught a lot of people off guard because they were eating."

She continued: "The first thing that went through my head was, I see this on TV all the time, but you never really think it's gonna happen to you."

"There was a lot of blood," she added, saying that she was thankful everyone survived.

Tracy described the suspect as "quiet" and "expressionless."

"I didn't hear him say a word," she said.

"He didn't even really try to escape quickly," she said. "He just kind of hung out in the parking lot for a while. And was still taunting some of the customers and waiving his knives in the air."

She said he drove off calmly.

The suspect, identified as Mohamed Barry, 30, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz, eventually fled the scene in a car with police in pursuit, according to a police press release.

After some time, the suspect stopped and exited the car, armed with a machete in one hand and a knife in the other, police said in the release. Officers deployed a taser to prevent him from fleeing again, but it wasn't effective. As the suspect lunged at police, an officer shot him multiple times, according to the release. Officer John Johnson, a 25-year veteran, fired the shots, police said.

Barry died at the scene, police said.

Four victims - three men and one woman - were hospitalized after the attack, police said.

William Foley, 54, was in critical but stable condition Friday, police said, while Gerald Russell, 43, and Debbie Russell, 43, were in stable condition. The last victim, Neil McMeekin, 43, has been treated and released, police said Friday.

No officers were injured, police said.

The incident is being investigated by the Critical Incident Response Team, police said, and the final investigative package will be forwarded to the Columbus Division of Police Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board and the Chain-Of-Command for review.

The FBI is investigating the suspect's motive, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs said at a news conference Friday afternoon, adding that the motive is not yet clear. Law enforcement sources told ABC News Friday that Barry was known to the FBI, but was not under full scale investigation.

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Meshach Babcock(NEW YORK) -- When a death-metal rocker in Oregon had his treasured biker vest stolen at a performance three years ago, not only did he think he would never wear it again, he certainly didn’t expect it might resurface on the other side of the country, in a Macy’s store-window display.

“The whole thing is just really bizarre and awesome,” Meshach Babcock, 23, said.

His good friend Nicholas Prom was on Instagram Saturday when he saw a photo of a vest in a New York City Macy’s, as part of a Ralph Lauren Polo display in Herald Square, Babcock said.

He said Prom knew it was Babcock’s from the patches and writing on the vest. So Prom immediately called his friend, who was at a bar that night and began jumping up and down and screaming, prompting a few stares, Babcock said.

Babcock rushed back to his home in Portland that night to “check out what was going on.” In the time it took Babcock to get back to his house, Prom had already created a Facebook page titled “Macy's, Give Back Meshach's Vest,” and it gained a few hundred “likes.”

“It just started booming from there,” Babcock said.

A death-metal musician in several bands, Babcock cherished the vest given to him by a friend whose grandfather had used the vest in the 1960s and ‘70s. Over the eight years he had the vest, he made it his “constant art project,” adding patches, writing on and dying the vest.

It is a “big thing in heavy metal to have a jacket,” Babcock said, and “it became really important to me,” he said.

In April 2013, Babcock was playing with his band Maniak at a battle-of-the-bands show at Oregon City High School. He put his vest down with the rest of his band’s stuff in the back and when he came back at the end of the show, his vest was gone.

“I stayed there for two hours looking for it,” Babcock said. “I went back to the school the next day to ask security if they saw it,” and he even searched through garbage cans hoping to find it somewhere.

Devastated, he gave up until last week when his hope was renewed. Babcock has been in contact with Macy’s and the company must verify that it is his, according to company spokeswoman Elina Kazan.

She said Macy's has yet to confirm that the vest belongs to Babcock.

If it does, it’s unclear how Ralph Lauren Polo and Macy’s would have come into possession of the vest. Kazan said there is a supply shop where a visual team creates the displays for Macy’s and the jacket was in the supply shop.

The vest has been taken down from the display and is being stored in a secure place. Kazan said she is waiting for Babcock to call her to complete the verification.

But Babcock hopes to have the vest back soon. To celebrate, he plans to perform a big show and, he said, keep the vest on the entire time.

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Stephanie Loving(GLEN ALLEN, Va.) -- Roses are red, violets are blue, with a last name like “Loving,” how can you not have a kissing booth?

That’s exactly how Stephanie Loving, of Glen Allen, Virginia, feels, especially since her absolute favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day.

“I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. My last name was just the bonus,” Loving told ABC News. “As a child, opening up that bag at school and seeing what pretty Valentine’s you got from your friends, and candy, it was just the best. It was always a day I really looked forward to and as I got older I started setting up decorations. I would also send everyone in my Rolodex a Valentine’s card.”

In the Loving family’s front yard there is a kissing booth and 4-foot-tall hearts with Valentine’s-themed lights.

“I would decorate the whole inside of the house and I’m running out of room and I thought, ‘I should share this love with everyone else,’” she explained. “I asked my husband if he’d help me do this and he was reluctant because he knew it would be a lot of work, but we did it. We made all these 4-foot hearts and we made a kissing booth and it’s all decorated with tulle.”

She hopes it encourages all their neighbors to stop by for a photo-opp and some good old-fashioned fun.

“Valentine’s is just one day that you tell people you love them, but it should be every day. That’s my thing, spread love not hate,” said Loving, 44. “Neighbors, they come over, they take pictures. I was walking out the front door to take my daughter to gym class and there was a little boy in the kissing booth and his mom was taking a picture and the little boy ran away thinking he was getting in trouble and I said, ‘No, no, that’s what it’s there for.’”

Loving says she plans to keep decorating her home for many years to come.

“If my neighbors can handle tacky Christmas decorations, then they can handle a little of love,” she joked.

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iStock/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) -- The office of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released emails and corresponding documents upon request from state departments regarding the Flint water crisis.

According to a statement released Friday by the governor’s office, the documentation represents requests made by the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Treasury, Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development regarding Flint water.

“By making the information easily accessible, everyone can review it and take what they need, and then we can all focus and work together on solutions, healing, and moving Flint forward,” Snyder said in the statement.

The emails and attachments can be accessed here.

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bundle up, East Coasters and Midwesterners: Dangerous wind chills are headed your way this weekend, as 19 states -- from North Dakota to North Carolina -- are under a wind chill warning.

Here is a rundown of what to expect:

New York City

The Big Apple is one of the areas under a winter chill advisory, with a possible wind chill of negative 25 degrees.

And those bone-chilling temperatures could be one for the record books: If NYC hits zero degrees this weekend, it will be the first time since 1994.

The cold and wind are expected to be so extreme that Central Park has cancelled its Ice Festival.

In another bit of irony -- the NYC Parks Department was slated to host the "Ultimate Snow Day" in Central Park on Saturday, Jan. 23 -- but that was cancelled because of a massive snowstorm that day.

Midwest

In the Midwest, the wind chill advisory is active Friday and Friday night with winds chills as low as 30 below zero.

New England

In New England, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a wind chill warning from 4 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday, warning of "life-threatening wind chills and near record cold air temperatures."

The wind chill warning includes most of Massachusetts, except for the south coast. It also includes the northern half of Rhode Island and northern Connecticut.

Wind chills may be between 20 and 30 degrees below zero, with some locations possibly approaching 35 degrees below zero.

The worst of the wind chills there will be Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Air temperatures Saturday night into Sunday morning could fall to a near record cold along the New England coast, possibly reaching five degrees below to five degrees above zero. Temperature could hit five below to 15 below inland.

Frostbite Danger

Wind chills in this cold can bring on frostbite in as little as 10 minutes, the NWS said, so outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are going outside, dress in layers, and keep your hands and head covered.

Meanwhile, "lake effect" snow is accumulating in upstate New York and parts of lower and upper Michigan.

Up to 37 inches of snow fell in Mexico, New York, in the last two days.

And in Michigan, some areas were hit with two feet of snow. Another foot is possible through Saturday.

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rypson/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(BOSTON) -- A fueling van hit a JetBlue plane with passengers onboard while the plane was at the gate.

The van caused some damage and the plane is now out of service.

JetBlue released a statement saying, "...a ground operations vehicle came into contact with the aircraft operating JetBlue flight #891 at Logan International Airport while it was parked at the gate. The aircraft is being inspected for damage, and customers on the flight from Boston to Tampa will be accommodated on a different aircraft [Friday] morning. The incident is under investigation for further details."

The Massachusetts Port Authority told ABC affiliate WCVB-TV that "the plane did sustain damage and has been taken out of service. Massport Fire and Rescue and the Massachusetts State Police responded."

Police told WCVB-TV that the driver of the van was injured. No other injuries were reported.

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