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Maryland school shooting: Gunman killed, 2 injured at Great Mills High School

A student who opened fire on a classmate at Maryland’s Great Mills High School died Tuesday morning after injuring two people, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said at a news conference.

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How the winter storm will impact your daily drive, travel plans

spring snow storm brought a major impact to the morning commute, but the storm will still lead to travel implications throughout the day. 

“Be sure to keep this in mind when you head out the door,” said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

PHOTOS: Snowy first day of spring in the Miami Valley

>> Winter Weather Advisory issued; slick spots, reduced visibility possible 

Winter Weather Advisory will continue until 8 tonight. Warren and Butler counties are under a Winter Storm Warning, also until 8 p.m. 

THIS AFTERNOON: Snow showers will taper off, but winds may cause drifting across roadways. 

“Snow covered roads will be slick and blowing, as well as drifting snow will be a problem,” said Zontini.

>> Check school and business closings/delays

WIND: Wind gusts today will reach 25 to 35 mph. The winds will be coming from the north/northwest. Drivers on I-70 in either direction and those traveling north on I-75 should stay spaced out. The snow will also combine with the wind this morning, dropping visibility.

Driving in the snowy, icy or windy weather can make even a short trip more dangerous, Zontini said. It’s important to have a plan if you have to hit the roads during a winter storm.

Several departing and arriving flights at Dayton International Airport have been delayed or canceled this morning. Check your flight status here.

Here are some things to remember from NOAA:

>> WATCH: Driving in a winter storm? Here’s what to do

BEFORE YOU START DRIVING

If you can wait to start driving until conditions improve, do so.

If you have to head out, make sure someone knows where you are going, your phone is charged and you have a winter safety kit in your car.

>> RELATED: Winter Weather Awareness: What to have in your car kit

Clear your car completely of snow and ice. It will help improve your visibility and flying snow from your car  completely of snow and ice. It will help improve your visibility and flying snow from your car can be dangerous and hit other drivers.

ON THE ROAD

Go slow! Snowy roads may also be icy, and roads that appear wet may be slick.

If you skid, stay calm, take your foot off the gas, turn your wheel where you want your front to go and if you have anti-lock breaks, apply steady pressure.

Leave plenty of space between you and cars around you. 

If visibility becomes poor, try to pull over to a safe spot to wait it out. If you need to pull over on the highway, turn off your lights and use your parking break when stopped. This can help so another car won’t mistakenly follow your tail/break lights and hit you.

>> Remember these things when driving in snow

>> Interactive flight delay map

A fourth nor’easter in three weeks is set to hit New York and states in that area. The National Weather Service says New York City and its northern suburbs could get 12 to 16 inches of snow, the Associated Press reports.

Actress Cynthia Nixon announces run for governor of New York

Actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in HBO's "Sex and the City," announced Monday on Twitter that she's running for governor of New York.

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Community celebrates the life of local teen who lost his battle with cancer 

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday evening at Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle to celebrate the life of Collin Griffin, an eighth grader who recently lost his nearly 10 month battle with cancer.

RELATED: Community mourns loss of Collin Griffin, featured on ‘Making a Difference’ segment

Griffin was diagnosed with stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer that started behind his eyes and then spread to his lymph nodes and eventually other parts of his body, when he was just 13-years-old.

Throughout his battle with the disease, Griffin endured months of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments but always managed to keep a positive outlook on life, one quality of strength in which those that gathered to remember him admired. 

RELATED:Local teen battling cancer thankful this holiday

Endless lines of students, coaches, family and friends snaked through the hallways of Tecumseh High School to pay their respects, viewing areas filled with pictures and various memories of Collin.

The six-foot-one former football player brought laughter and hope to every life he touched, especially his family, who he cited in an interview last year as the people he wanted everyone to remember when looking back on his journey. 

“Tell your family you love 'em. That's who you're going to have in the end. And that's who's always going to be there for you no matter what. Even when it's dark out, the sun is shining somewhere”, said Griffin.

There will be guidance counselors on hand at the high school all week for grieving students. 

Prosecutors seeking death penalty against Nikolas Cruz, confessed Parkland gunman 

Florida prosecutors will ask for the death penalty for confessed Parkland school gunman Nikolas Cruz, State Attorney Michael Satz said Tuesday. 

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Satz said he filed a "notice of intent to seek death" in the 17 first-degree murder counts stemming from the Feb. 14 rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 14 students and three adults dead.

Cruz is also charged with attempted murder in the shootings of 17 others who survived.

Cruz is scheduled for an arraignment Wednesday on the murder and attempted murder charges.

Cruz offered to plead guilty to the charges several weeks ago if prosecutors removed the death penalty from the table.

>>Related: Senior at Parkland high school recalls moments when gunman opened fire

If he does reach a plea deal with prosecutors, the only other option for Cruz is life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Report: Jared Kushner’s security clearance downgraded

Presidential adviser and son-in-law to the president Jared Kushner has had his security clearance downgraded, according to media reports citing unnamed government sources.

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The downgrade means that Kushner, a senior presidential adviser and the husband of President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, will no longer have access to top secret, classified documents, according to CNN.

Kushner was not the only White House staffer affected by the move. In a memo sent last week, access for all staffers with an interim security clearance was also downgraded, according to media reports.

The move follows the resignation last month of former staff secretary Rob Porter amid allegations of domestic abuse by two former ex-wives. During the media storm that followed the Porter allegations, sources revealed that Porter, Kushner and dozens of other White House aides had regular access to top secret U.S. documents without permanent security clearances.

According to Politico, which first reported the story Tuesday, Kushner's clearance has been reduced to secret and his foreign policy responsibilities are expected to be reduced as well.

For months, Kushner has been unable to pass an extensive FBI background check, something that's required for top security clearances.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly moved this month to end the temporary clearances of staffers who have been operating under them since last summer, CNN reported.

Kushner's attorney said in a statement that the change in security clearance would "not affect Mr. Kushner's ability to do the very important work he has been assigned by the president," Politico reported

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not answer a question about Kushner's security clearance at Tuesday's briefing, but Kelly said last week in a statement that he expected Kushner to continue with his work without any trouble. 

"I have full confidence in his ability to continue performing his duties in his foreign policy portfolio including overseeing our Israeli-Palestinian peace effort and serving as an integral part of our relationship with Mexico,” Kelly said

Man shot to death while broadcasting on Facebook Live

Police are searching for an armed suspect after a man was shot to death Monday morning in Wingate, North Carolina, while streaming on Facebook Live, authorities said.

>> UPDATE: Facebook Live shooting: Suspect named, still at large in killing caught on video

>> On WSOCTV.com: Photos: Police investigate deadly shooting in Wingate

Officials with Union County Emergency Medical Services said the shooting happened around 10 a.m. in Wingate.

Authorities identified the victim as 55-year-old Prentis Robinson. 

Robinson, an Atlanta musician, was seen on Facebook Live complaining about a family member stealing one of his three cellphones. 

Viewers of his Facebook Live could see him stopping at the Wingate Police Department to report the theft. After he left the Police Department, he walked up a hill toward his home on Booker Street. Robinson exchanged a few words with another man and then there is gunfire.

Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay was at a loss for words, noting that the deadly shooting happened moments after the man left the police station.

"I'd just spoke to him. It was, I just ... it's hard to say anything about that. I just got through talking to him," Gay said.

Robinson was found lying facedown in the street.

WSOC-TV spoke to Charles Baker, who knew Robinson for more than 30 years. He couldn't believe that someone could just shoot and kill Robinson.

"That just unreal for somebody to have that kind of heart to just walk out in the open like that and kill a man. That's just... It's nonsense," Baker said. 

The deadly shooting caused a lockdown at Wingate University, which is less than a mile from the shooting scene. Wingate Elementary School was also placed on lockdown.

No shots were fired on campus but the shooting left students, teachers and staff members on edge. 

Celestia Randolph told WSOC-TV that she and other students huddled in a teacher's office during the lockdown.

Victoria Shoaf saw police in bulletproof gears with rifles outside her dorm window.

"I just prayed ‘cause that's the only thing I could do," she said.

The man seen in the Facebook Live has not been arrested. Wingate University tweeted that police said the suspect is armed with a long gun. Authorities described him as a black man wearing a blue and black windbreaker and brown Timberland boots.

Wingate police said the Union County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigations are assisting with the investigation.

University officials set up counselors for students who needed to talk about the lockdown and the fear they experienced when they believed there was an imminent threat. 

Single shot fired at alternative high school in Washington; police investigating

Police in Washington are investigating after a single shot was fired Monday at Oakland Alternative High School in Tacoma.

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