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WFTS (CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- A Lightning struck at a Florida beach on Sunday, leaving eight people injured, police said.

The victims were struck at Clearwater Beach near Tampa on Sunday afternoon, according to the Clearwater Police Department.

The department said one person was hit by the strike directly and rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Another person was treated for burns and three others were hospitalized as a precaution.

At least three others were injured, but refused treatment at the scene. Lightning was also blamed for at least three fires in the area on Saturday.

The Clearwater Fire and Rescue said it's common for people to stay on the beach to watch the storms pass, but it's dangerous.

"Beachgoers should take cover and go to a safe place when lightning and thunder are present. As a reminder, Clearwater Fire and Rescue uses the phrase: when you hear the roar, go indoor," the fire department told ABC affiliate WFTS-TV.

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Google Street View(NEW YORK) -- A North Carolina man died in a "freak accident" after rough waters in the ocean caused him to break his neck, according to his family.

Lee Dingle, 37, was playing in shallow waters with his children on Oak Island in North Carolina on Friday when an "intense" wave crashed over him, slamming him into the sand, his wife, Shannon Dingle, wrote on Twitter.

The swelling in his throat was so severe that it cut off oxygen to his brain, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up for the family. He leaves behind his wife and six children.

"Some heroes - including our kids - tried to save him, but it wouldn’t have mattered what they did," Shannon Dingle tweeted. "His body couldn’t recover from the initial injury."

The couple met when Lee Dingle was 19 and Shannon Dingle was 18, she wrote.

"I wasn’t supposed to be saying goodbye at 37," she posted to Twitter. "I don’t know how to be a grown up without him, but I’ll learn. I just wish I didn’t have to."

Family friend April Schweitzer described Lee Dingle as an attentive father to ABC Raleigh affiliate WTVD-TV.

"How he saw each child for who they were uniquely and just supported them in that and encouraged them and was always there for them," she said. "But I feel like anyone who knew him was a better person from their interactions with him."

The Archibald Project, the organization that documented the Dingles' adoption of one of their children, Zoe, wrote on Facebook that it is "grieved and saddened to share the tragic passing of a beautiful man and father."

Four of the Dingles' children are adopted -- three are siblings from Uganda, and Zoe, who has cerebral palsy, is from Taiwan, according to the organization, which advocates for orphans worldwide.

The Dingles first appeared on WTVD in 2016 after a local medical supply business donated a lift for Zoe's electric wheelchair.

Lee Dingle had just been promoted to partner of Atlas Engineering, where he had worked for 15 years, WTVD reported.

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iStock/Brian Sevald(NEW YORK) -- Four teenagers were hospitalized in Pennsylvania over the weekend after a gunman opened fire at graduation party.

The teens were enjoying a backyard celebration at a home in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on Saturday when shots rang out, according to police.

Chaos ensued as the crowd of about 125 attempted to flee, the Allegheny County Police Department said. Thankfully, there were no fatalities, but the department said three teen girls and one boy were wounded.

The teens, all between the ages of 14 and 18, sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, police said. They were listed in stable condition as of Sunday evening.

The motive for the shooting remains unclear and there were no arrests made.

"When the shooting began, most of the people fled and did not return. County Police is asking anyone who was at the party to contact the department via its Tipline," the department said. "The motive for the shooting is unknown and no suspects have been identified."

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iStock/Fedorovekb(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) --  Police in Florida are searching for a pair of teenagers who allegedly staged a fight to escape from juvenile jail over the weekend.

Authorities said four teens managed to escape from a juvenile justice facility in Jacksonville late Saturday night by staging an altercation in their dorm room and attacking staff members who tried to intervene.

The inmates -- identified as Tajah Bing, 16, Davionne Baldwin, 17, Tyjuan Monroe, 16, and Marcus Ledbetter, 17 -- then allegedly overpowered workers in the facility's control room and opened the front door, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

"[The] suspects then fought with staff in the control room and pushed buttons to release the front door," the office said in a statement. "Suspects dumped a staff member's purse onto the floor and stole her vehicle keys and took a staff issued cell phone."

The teens allegedly stole a worker's car keys, cell phone and purse, and fled in her vehicle, the office said.

It posted images of the teens and the stolen getaway vehicle -- a bronze, 4-door Infiniti Q50 with Florida license plate LANE19 -- on Twitter Sunday, asking the public to help with the search.

🔺🔺ESCAPED INMATES UPDATE #2: Located: Marcus Ledbetter. Other two/vehicle are outstanding.

Could be anywhere.

Escaped from FL Dept. of Juvenile Justice facility.

2015, bronze, Infiniti Q50 with FL tag LANE19. Actual photos attached.

Call 911 if you have info. Please RT pic.twitter.com/sVvxkMTCTB

— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) July 21, 2019

The sheriff's office said two of the teens, Ledbetter and Monroe, had been apprehended as of Sunday afternoon, but the others were still on the loose.

The four teens were originally being held at a Florida Department of Juvenile Justice facility on various charges.

Police are offering up to $3,000 for information leading to to the arrest of Bing and Bladwin.

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iStock(BOSTON) -- Police in Massachusetts asked a simple favor of residents who may be planning a crime over the weekend: Please wait until the heat wave is over to conduct your criminal activity.

Around 93 million people were under excessive heat warnings and advisories over the weekend, including several states in the Northeast. In Massachusetts, the heat index was slated to reach as high as 112 degrees in some places, according to ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV.

Multiple police departments requested that any would-be criminals spare them from having to respond during scorching temperatures.

"Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday," the Braintree Police Department posted to Facebook. "It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous."

The police department suggested that people stay home, blast the air conditioning and binge-watch Season 3 of Stranger Things instead.

The Malden Police Department also took a stand against venturing outside in the sweltering heat, stating that all criminal activity has been put on hold "until further notice."

"It is going to be extremely hot over the weekend," the police department posted to Facebook. "Malden Police is advising all criminals to stay inside until further notice."

However, the department warned residents that they are still ready to uphold the law, stating that they are "staying hydrated to ensure that the great City of Malden is protected."

Temperatures are expected to drop to normal on Monday.

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(BOSTON) -- Police in Massachusetts asked a simple favor of residents who may be planning a crime over the weekend: Please wait until the heat wave is over to conduct your criminal activity.

 

 

Around 93 million people were under excessive heat warnings and advisories over the weekend, including several states in the Northeast. In Massachusetts, the heat index was slated to reach as high as 112 degrees in some places, according to ABC Boston affiliate WCVB-TV.

 

Multiple police departments requested that any would-be criminals spare them from having to respond during scorching temperatures.

 

"Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday," the Braintree Police Department posted to Facebook. "It is straight up hot as soccer balls out there. Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous."

 

The police department suggested that people stay home, blast the air conditioning and binge-watch Season 3 of Stranger Things instead.

 

The Malden Police Department also took a stand against venturing outside in the sweltering heat, stating that all criminal activity has been put on hold "until further notice."

 

"It is going to be extremely hot over the weekend," the police department posted to Facebook. "Malden Police is advising all criminals to stay inside until further notice."

 

However, the department warned residents that they are still ready to uphold the law, stating that they are "staying hydrated to ensure that the great City of Malden is protected."

 

Temperatures are expected to drop to normal on Monday.

 

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Ninety-four million people in parts of 23 states remain under excessive heat warnings and heat advisories on Sunday as one last day of scorching temperatures hits the Midwest and East Coast.

Sunday is the last day of oppressive heat, with many places in the Upper Midwest already feeling cooler Sunday morning after heat indices of 115 to 120 on Friday and Saturday. That seasonably cool air will make its way east this week.

JFK International Airport and Atlantic City, New Jersey, both set daily record highs at 99 degrees Saturday, but most records being set are for the warm overnight temperatures. New York City and Boston are just two of many cities that set or tied record-high minimum temperatures, with temperatures failing to drop below 80 degrees.

Heat indices far surpassed the triple-digit mark across the eastern U.S. on Saturday:

- Hartford, Connecticut: 110 degrees; actual high 95

- Washington, D.C.: 108 degrees; actual high 97

- Kansas City, Missouri: 109 degrees; actual high 98

- Baltimore: 107 degrees; actual high 100

- Boston: 107 degrees; actual high 97

- Chicago: 107 degrees; actual high 95

Heat index values continued to feel higher than 90 degrees overnight from Norfolk, Virginia, to Boston.

The excessive heat warnings remain in effect for Sunday, with heat indices reaching 110 degrees.

Actual temperatures will stay in the 90s for most of the East Coast -- often in the upper reaches.

Boston has another chance of hitting 99 on Sunday -- the hottest temperature since 2013.

Washington, D.C., could also hit 100 degrees for the first time since 2016.

The relief is finally making its way east, though.

It’s already significantly cooler across the Great Lakes and Midwest.

Chicago; Minneapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; and Detroit felt like 105 to 119 degrees. The high temperatures Sunday are in the 70s and low 80s.

Those temperatures will reach the East Coast early this week, and there will be a nice break from the heat and humidity with below-average temperatures.

More severe weather possible

Several rounds of severe storms across the Midwest and Great Lakes have knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and caused widespread damage. There were over 430,000 customers without power Sunday morning across Wisconsin and Michigan.

There were more than 240 storm reports just from Saturday, and more than 450 storm reports between Friday and Saturday.

Winds gusted 70 to 80 mph and brought down numerous tree limbs, and thousands of power lines from South Dakota to Minnesota, and in Wisconsin and Michigan.

The severe weather will be focused around Missouri and Kansas again on Sunday. The main threat again is damaging winds, along with hail and also an isolated tornado.

Storms will be scattered from Missouri to Pennsylvania, but have the potential to be severe at times with damaging winds.

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WTAE-TV(FARMINGTON, Penn.) -- An employee at a wildlife resort in Pennsylvania was attacked by a bear on Saturday.

The guide at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles south of Pittsburgh, was grabbed through a fence by a Himalayan bear, pulled toward it and bit on the arm, according to the resort.

The female employee was flown by helicopter to a local hospital, but is "stable and alert," Nemacolin Woodlands Resort said.

"We deeply regret this incident," Maggie Hardy Knox, president of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with our injured associate, our staff and guests as we focus on ensuring they receive the finest medical attention and counseling."

The resort said it would provide counseling to guests and staff who witnessed the attack.

The bear has been at the wildlife reserve for nine years, it said.

The organization advertises one-hour tours where you can feed various livestock before viewing wolves, tigers, lions and buffalo. "Don’t forget the bear enclosure, where we hear the bears enjoy eating marshmallows," the adventure advertises.

The bear has not been put down, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said.

There are two different types of Himalayan bears, both black and brown bears, but the resort did not specify which attacked the staff member. Both are large bears, standing over 5 feet tall and weighing in excess of 200 pounds.

The bears' natural habitat is in the Himalayan Mountains, as their name suggests, from northern Afghanistan through Pakistan and into northern India, Nepal and western China.

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iStock(OXNARD, Calif.) -- The mother of a newborn and her boyfriend have been arrested after the disturbing murder of the baby soon after she gave birth at a California hospital.

Andrea Torralba, 20, and David Villa, 21, both of Oxnard, California, about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles, were taken into custody on Friday afternoon after police responded to St. John’s Medical Center.

After responding to the hospital, officers from the Oxnard Police Department "learned that a newborn infant was in critical condition with suspicious injuries," according to the department.

Detectives from Oxnard police's Family Protection Unit said their investigation led them to believe Torralba and Villa strangled the baby until he was unconscious just hours after she gave birth.

Hospital personnel immediately started lifesaving procedures, but the male child was pronounced dead.

Oxnard police Sgt. Brandon Ordelheide told Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV the couple admitted under questioning that they did not want the child.

Both have been charged with assault on a child by means of force resulting in the child’s death, police said. The felony is punishable by a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Villa is being held at Ventura County's Main Jail on $5 million bail. He is next scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Torralba is being held on $1 million bail, police said.

Authorities said an investigation into the death is still ongoing.

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via NASA(NEW YORK) --  Three men went to the moon, but only two walked on the lunar surface.

Astronaut Michael Collins, the man who manned the command module during the moonwalk, reflected on the historic Apollo 11 mission as it celebrates its 50th anniversary on Saturday, July 20.

"The thing that amazes me about Apollo 11 is everything worked as advertised," Collins told ABC News' Senior Transportation Correspondent David Kerley.

A vivid image of the moon is still in Collins' mind to this day.

"My God that moon is immense and it's so three-dimensional," Collins said. "You have the sunlight illuminating the ring of the surface of the moon...but somehow beyond its size and its gloss it projects a feeling of fragility. It hit me that this is a fragile little tiny thing."

Collins is referred to by some as the loneliest man in the universe. He circled the moon alone for more than a day without witnessing the actual landing. He could occasionally hear audio from fellow Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon, but the signal would disappear when the command module went behind the moon. When the signal was down, he could not talk to the crew or be reached by mission control in Houston.

"I liked being in the command module by myself," Collins said. "I had my own way of doing things, I had hot coffee. I took the center seat out and it was almost like being in a little church."

Referring to himself as Armstrong and Aldrin's "ride home," he worried about a scenario where they would be stuck on the moon.

"They only had one little motor," Collins said. "That was it. That motor had to work perfectly, if it didn't and they were stuck on the moon I was going to come home and I would not have been a happy returnee. I'd be a marked man for the rest of my life."

Even though he didn't walk on the moon, Collins said that he did not feel left out.

"They were wonderful crew mates," Collins said, "each in his own way. Buzz was from a technical background. Neil was not only a highly-experienced test pilot. He knew the whys and wherefores of the design of those spacecrafts. I felt very much an equal partner with them, I felt very much part of the trio."

When it came time to say goodbye to the command module, Collins left a message inside: "the finest ship to come down the line. God bless her."

He scribbled it first with a pencil, then came back and made it darker with a ballpoint pen.

"I didn't really want to say goodbye to Columbia without saying 'goodbye'," Collins said. "And that was my way of saying goodbye and thank you. Columbia had been such a wonderful machine and taken care of us."

For the next space venture Collins has his eyes set on Mars.

"I think in going to Mars we should go not primarily as Americans, but as human inhabitants of Earth," Collins said.

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  When a California college student created an event to meet aliens at Area 51, he had no idea he was setting the groundwork to entertain millions of earthlings.

Matty Roberts created the Facebook event "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us," on June 27 as a joke, never imagining that it would blow up into a viral event with 1.8 million people registered as attend on Sept. 20 and another 1.3 million interested.

With the unexpected tidal wave of interest, Roberts is taking the event offline.

He's now thinking seriously about hosting an actual event: an "out of this world" experience in the Nevada desert.

Area 51 is located in the highly-classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, where conspiracy theorists believe UFO spacecraft are kept.

"I want to make it like a festival of sorts, a bunch of different music artists, everyone from the EDM world, maybe some indie rock, maybe some smaller guys who are up and coming," Roberts, 20, of Bakersfield, California, told KERO-TV. "I've had a lot of people DM [direct message] the page and say they're bands want to play there, which would be super cool."

"People kind of want to know what's in there," Roberts said in an interview, for which he dressed as the anime character Naruto Uzumaki, who he referenced in the event posting. "I think a lot of people are going to show up because it's kind of a meme."

"If we naruto [sic] run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens," Roberts wrote, referring to the Japanese anime "Naruto" title character's distinct running style, in which he runs with his arms outstretched behind him.

Roberts said he met many people through the event's page — including a few true zealots who told him, "I'm wiling to die for the government!"

"I figured the FBI would have shown up by now," Roberts, who is studying petroleum engineering, said. "I don't want anyone to get hurt. This came up as a pure struck of imagination it was meant to be funny."

The event has already caught the interest of authorities.

On Thursday Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews told ABC News in a statement: “The United States Air Force is aware of the Facebook post. The Nevada Test and Training Range is an area where the Air Force tests and trains combat aircraft. As a matter of practice, we do not discuss specific security measures, but any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”

If Storm Area 51 does succeed as a festival, it has already caught the interest of at least one potential partner — Budweiser.

"Screw it. Free Bud Light to any alien that makes it out," Bud Light's official Twitter account wrote.

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Kris Allen(NEW YORK) --  A 2-year-old Minnesota boy who was reported missing was quickly found at a county fair — after making the trek in on his toy tractor, his family said Saturday.

Little Kenneth was riding around in his yard on his John Deere tractor Thursday night when he remembered that the Chisago County Fair was just a mere two blocks away, his mom, Lynn Allen, told ABC News.

Allen had promised him earlier in the week he'd get to go with his grandfather. Kenneth, though, took matters into his own hands.

"He was riding a tractor around the yard and, usually, he just stays in the yard," Allen said. "All of a sudden, it's pretty quiet."

Both she and her husband, Kris Allen, went outside but Kenneth was nowhere to be found.

"The worst possible thoughts go through your head," she said.

They immediately called 911.

But their panic quickly turned into relief when, about 10 minutes after informing authorities Kenneth was missing, the sheriff's office said they found him at the fair.

The Chisago County Sheriff's Office said it was one of the first calls they received at the start of the event.

"He drove down the frontage road at our house and drove around the parking lot and must have followed people right into the fair," Allen said.

She and her husband were mostly "baffled" by the whole incident.

"You can't really see the fair" from their home, Allen said. "Man, he's a smart little 2-and-half year old."

Kenneth's dad told ABC News his son was sad to see him arrive. He hadn't gotten to go on any rides before authorities picked him up.

His mom said they're planning to go to the fair as a family Saturday afternoon.

"But we did take the tractor away for a while," she added through a laugh. "Until mom is sure you're not gonna leave the yard."

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iStock/JadeThaiCatwalk(NEW YORK) --  A Michigan beauty queen was stripped of her title over comments she made on social media about Muslim women and black people, she said.

Executives with Miss World America told Kathy Zhu, the Miss Michigan 2019 winner, that her “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate” posts on social media were in violation of the organization’s rules and conditions, according to email screenshots posted by Zhu on Thursday.

“Therefore, and effective immediately, MWA does not recognize you as a participant of any sort or in any capacity as it relates to any and all events of MWA,” the email read.

 

Miss World America's State/National/Chief Director accused me of being racist, Islamaphobic, and insensitive.

They stripped me of my Miss Michigan title due to my refusal to try on a hijab in 2018, my tweet about black on black gun violence, and "insensitive" statistical tweets. pic.twitter.com/K1Btho0Pgq

— Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) July 19, 2019

 

One of the Twitter posts in question read, “Did you know that the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks? Fix problems within your own community first before blaming others.”

The other read,” There is a ‘try a hijab on’ booth at my college campus. So you’re telling me that it’s now just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?”

It was posted on World Hijab Day in 2018.

Both posts have been deleted.

Zhu, a Donald Trump supporter and the vice chair of the University of Michigan’s College Republicans group, pushed back at the organization, saying she was discriminated against. She said the tweets were "statistics and facts."

“This is about an organization discriminating against people with different opinions, calling people racist even when they’re not,” she said in a Twitter video Friday. “Just little attacks like those just really diminishes the value and the truth of the word racism.”

Emails to Miss World America were not immediately returned.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Several heat index readings came close to setting records across the eastern half of the U.S. on Friday, with the hottest temperatures still yet to come on the East Coast.

Des Moines, Iowa, saw a heat index reading -- the "feels like" temperature due to the high humidity -- of 119 degrees, just 3 degrees away from a record. The heat index was 115 degrees in Minneapolis with a dew point of 80, the highest recorded in eight years. The temperature was 93 in Chicago, with a heat index of 107, while it reached a temperature of 95 degrees in Washington, D.C.

Many cities across the across the Midwest and Northeast started Saturday with heat indices in the 90s, and the day will be another scorcher with heat indices up to 115 degrees by afternoon. Excessive heat warnings have been issued from Kansas to Ohio and North Carolina to New Hampshire.

Some of the temperatures on Saturday will be the hottest in several years.

New York City and Philadelphia could see their hottest temperatures since 2012, while Washington, D.C., could hit 100 for the first time since 2016.

Overnight lows again will struggle to dip below 80, and it will already feel like 90 degrees when people wake up Sunday morning in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Boston.

Sunday will be the final day of oppressive heat in the East before cooler temperatures arrive.

Temperatures will be much cooler than this weekend for the start of the work week, and will even be below average for late July with highs in the 70s across much of the Midwest and East Coast.

Severe storms

The dip in the jet stream and associated cold front bringing the cooler temperatures to the Midwest and Northeast will also bring severe weather.

There were more than 140 reports of severe weather Friday and overnight into Saturday from South Dakota to New York. Baseball-size hail damaged wind shields in Minnesota, while 84 mph wind gusts knocked out power in Wisconsin.

There is another chance for severe weather Saturday from Iowa to Michigan and another pocket in Colorado. The main threats will be for damaging winds, large hail and an isolated tornado.

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iStock(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago family can’t seem to wake from the nightmare they faced when a young mom was murdered in April and had her newborn -- who died about two months later -- cut from her stomach.

The alleged suspects -- a mother-daughter pair -- have been apprehended and now face two murder charges a piece, but the family of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez struggles to move on, not only as a result of the emotional horror of the situation but because what they described as further insults.

Ochoa-Lopez’s husband had now been sent in excess of $300,000 in hospital bills for the costs of caring for his newborn son after the alleged murderers brought him to a suburban hospital, passing the boy off as their own.

Not only that, but the bills don’t refer to the newborn using the name his family gave him -- Yovanny Lopez, a tweaked version of his father’s name -- and instead refer to him as Figueroa Boy, using the last name of the woman who allegedly killed his mother.

"His belief that his baby is in heaven with the baby's mother is what’s keeping him through this," said Frank Avila, the attorney for Yovany Lopez, Ochoa-Lopez’s husband and the father of Yovanny Lopez.

"He's only 20-years-old, he lost his wife to a gruesome murder... he was not with his baby for the first few weeks of the baby's life," the attorney said, referring to the fact that the alleged murderers passed the child off as their own during the initial weeks of the baby's life.

“It’s like a kick in the gut,” he said. "It's horrific."

Yovanny Lopez died in mid-June, after spending about two months in Adovcate’s Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

The hospital responded to ABC News’ request for comment but would not address specific details about the case beyond acknowledging that the bills were sent in error.

“Our hearts and prayers continue to be with the Ochoa-Lopez family during this difficult time. We have had discussions with the family regarding inadvertent billing and we regret this error. We take our obligation to patient privacy seriously, and therefore are unable to comment further regarding care, services or billing,” the hospital said in a statement to ABC News.

The horrific case has unfolded over the past two months, with more sordid details being released with every change in the case's status.

Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and Desiree Figueroa, 26, were initially charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of Ochoa-Lopez, who was 19 years old at the time of her death. On Thursday, state officials confirmed that the pair will face a second murder charge as a result of Yovanny Lopez’s death.

Avila said that his client, the grieving husband and father Yovany Lopez, wanted the second murder charge added.

“He believed that was right,” Avila said, "but every time this comes in the media, it’s very difficult for him.”

“I think that he’s going to have things that haunt him forever,” Avila said of Yovany Lopez, who Avila said is 20-years-old and works in construction.

In addition to the updates in the case, Avila said that his client has also received “less than a dozen” bills from the hospital -- even though Avila said that hospital officials had told him that they would not be sending any.

Avila said that “there's negligence and infliction of emotional distress at certain times” by the hospital.

“This broke my heart," Avila said of the case. "This is something that will haunt me forever."

“I’ve held the baby. I was with the baby. I saw the baby in the NICU, and it’s so tragic,” he said, referring to a neonatal intensive care unit.

Avila said that he and his client are in the midst of a probate case “to try and get some more documents because we don’t have all the medical records that were promised.” After that, Avila said that they are planning on filing lawsuits, though none are currently underway.

In May, Assistant State's Attorney James Murphy said that following Ochoa-Lopez's murder, Clarisa Figueroa brought the baby to a nearby hospital, where the child was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Clarisa Figueroa then allegedly formed a GoFundMe page in an effort to raise money for the baby, who authorities say she was passing off as her own.

Both women had pleaded not guilty to the murder charge in the death of Ochoa-Lopez, ABC Chicago station WLS reported. They have not entered pleas on the new murder charges.

Yovany Lopez isn’t the only one grappling with the death of his wife and newborn son. Ochoa-Lopez was also survived by the couple’s 3-year-old son. Avila said that the toddler “doesn’t fully understand what’s going on.”

The toddler did visit his brother in the hospital while he was being treated, after it was determined that the Figueroas were not related to the child.

“When he saw the baby died,” Avila said of the toddler, “he said ‘wake him up, wake him up, I want to play with him.’”

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iStock(BERKELEY, Calif.) -- Manholes will now be known as maintenance holes and craftsman will be replaced by artisan, after the Berkeley, California, City Council voted unanimously to revise the city’s municipal code with gender-neutral language.

Dozens of terms will be revised and the pronouns “they” and “them” will replace “he” and “she,” according to the new ordinance.

“In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity,” Rigel Robinson, a member of the council and a co-sponsor of the ordinance, said in a letter to the mayor and city council.

The ordinance follows the city’s decision in February to allow city employees to add their preferred pronoun to their name badge.

“There is power in language,” Robinson said. “This is a small move, but it matters.”

Other changes include adjusting “sorority and fraternity” to “collegiate Greek residents.” Man-made will become human-made, while pregnant women will be referred to as pregnant employees.

Lori Droste, another co-sponsor, addressed those who objected to the ordinance in a Twitter thread.

“We are not legislating how people talk to us but our message is that we serve people regardless of their gender," Droste said. "We are forgetting what government service is all about. We are here to help and serve and be inclusive. And yes, Berkeley is a beacon of light in some dark times."

Two other members of the council, Cheryl Davila and Ben Bartlett, also co-sponsored the ordinance.

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