5 Things to Know This Morning – ABC News

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015
PHOTO: Surveillance images from a Manning, South Carolina Walmart released Jan. 15, 2015 by the Grayson County, Kentucky Sheriffs Office show Dalton Hayes, 18, and Cheyenne Phillips, 13.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Teen Bonnie and Clyde: Stolen Pickup Truck Found Abandoned in Georgia

A pickup truck allegedly stolen by two Kentucky teenagers was found abandoned in Georgia, authorities said, with another pickup reported missing nearby as their alleged crime spree stretched into a new state.

The teens – identified as Cheyenne Phillips, 13, and Dalton Hayes, 18 – have been on the run since Jan. 4.

Surveillance images released by the Grayson County (Kentucky) Sheriff’s Office showed the teens at a Manning, South Carolina Walmart Monday. Authorities said the teens were traveling in a stolen red 2006 Toyota Tacoma that had a firearm inside.

2. 12 Detained in Connection With Paris Attacks: Prosecutor’s Office

Twelve suspects were detained for questioning regarding last week’s attacks in Paris, a spokeswoman with France’s public prosecutor confirmed to ABC News.

Friday’s raid involved people believed to be linked to Amedy Coulibaly – suspected in the fatal shooting of a police officer, as well as an attack on a kosher market in which four civilians were killed, the spokeswoman said.

3. Newlywed Dies of Sepsis After Getting Flu

A Wisconsin newlywed started to feel sick with the flu on a Monday. By Friday, she was dead.

Katie McQuestion, a 26-year-old radiologist from Kenosha, Wisconsin, got a flu shot to comply with hospital policy and had no underlying medical conditions, but she caught the flu and developed a serious complication from it: sepsis. She died on Jan. 2.

“She was the picture of health,” her mother told ABC News, adding that McQuestion was married in September. “No 29-year-old should have to bury his wife.”

4. Arrest in Mystery of $14.3M Unclaimed Lottery Ticket

Iowa officials say a lottery employee has been arrested after being identified as the mystery winner of a multimillion-dollar Hot Lotto ticket that baffled investigators for years.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Thursday that 51-year-old Eddie Raymond Tipton, of Norwalk, faces two felony counts of fraud. He is being held at the Polk County Jail. Court records do not list an attorney.

Tipton is the security director for the Multi-State Lottery Association in Iowa. Officials say he bought the Hot Lotto ticket in 2010, despite being legally prohibited. He is accused of asking others to claim the ticket.

5. Meet the Bowsers: Transgender Parents Raising 2 Sons

Meet the Bowser family. Bianca and Nick Bowser live with their sons Kai, 3, and Pax, 17 months, in Louisville, Kentucky, where no one knows their family secret, at least, until now.

“We fit … the basic definition of what a transgender person is,” Nick Bowser told ABC News’ “20/20.”

“But we are man and woman,” Bianca Bowser told “20/20.”


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