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Suspect charged with murder in South Carolina campus shooting PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 25 January 2014 07:10

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A suspect was arrested early Saturday and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a student outside a dormitory at South Carolina State University, law enforcement officials said.

Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, was arrested just after midnight at the parking lot of an apartment complex in Orangeburg, where the campus is located, said Thom Berry, a public information officer with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

He was charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Brandon Robinson, according to a news release from law enforcement. Singleton was being held at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center.

Robinson died Friday afternoon after he was shot outside Hugine Suites.

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Hospital told to take pregnant woman off support PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press   
Saturday, 25 January 2014 07:08

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For two months, Erick Munoz has sat inside a North Texas hospital room with his wife's brain-dead body, with what would be their second child together growing inside her.

Now a judge has ruled that the hospital must follow Munoz's wishes and disconnect Marlise Munoz from life support that it's refused to remove in hopes of saving the fetus inside her.

The judge's ruling Friday could give Erick Munoz a long-awaited chance to bury his wife and move forward to care for their son and his relatives. It would also mean the fetus would never be born.

Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. gave John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth until 5 p.m. CST Monday to remove life support. The hospital did not immediately say Friday whether it would appeal.

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Sheriff's office: Five bodies found at Iowa home fire PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press   
Friday, 24 January 2014 16:29

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Fire crews in northeast Iowa retrieved five bodies Friday from the remains of a home that was destroyed by an early morning blaze, authorities said.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a call at 3:35 a.m. about a home on fire near the small city of Arlington, about 125 miles northeast of Des Moines.

Several fire crews responded and found the house fully engulfed in flames.

The fire burned through the building, leaving just a charred pile of smoking metal and siding. Ron Humphrey with the State Fire Marshal said the property was damaged so badly it would be difficult to collect enough evidence to determine the cause of the fire.

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AP says Zimmerman painting is copy of AP photo PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 24 January 2014 16:25

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo.

Zimmerman's painting depicts Jacksonville-based prosecutor Angela Corey holding her thumb and fingers together. An apparently made-up quote Zimmerman added to the piece reads, "I have this much respect for the American judicial system." Corey's office prosecuted Zimmerman for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last summer.

Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., posted an image of the painting Wednesday on Twitter and tweeted a day later that they were in negotiations with possible buyers.

The news agency said in its letter that Zimmerman's painting is a direct copy of an AP photo taken at the April 2012 news conference where Corey announced Zimmerman would be charged with murder. It was taken for the AP by freelancer Rick Wilson. The news cooperative asked that any sale be blocked — and that, if there has been a sale, that the AP be paid damages.

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W.Va. official: Spill company knew of second chemical PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press   
Friday, 24 January 2014 16:24

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An environmental official says the company in the West Virginia water crisis immediately knew a second chemical leaked from its plant into the river, telling its workers in an email.

However, Freedom Industries did not let state government officials know about the second chemical right away. State environmental department official Mike Dorsey says most company employees also did not skim far enough to see the information.

Dorsey made the remarks Thursday on MetroNews radio, explaining the 12-day delay in the second chemical's disclosure.

A chemical used to clean coal spilled from the tank into the Elk River Jan. 9. About 300,000 people were without water for days. Freedom told environmental officials Tuesday that a second, less toxic chemical also was mixed in the tank.

A call to Freedom Industries was not immediately returned Friday.


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