hCommunity remembers3 who died in Colo. crash
DURANGO, Colo. -- Rob Hyslop holds the flight helmet that belonged to his late brother, Scott Hyslop, during a community memorial service honoring three members of a Tri-State CareFlight helicopter crew. The service was Wednesday. The victims of the June 30 crash were pilot Jim Saler, 40, and emergency medical workers Bill Podmayer, 49, and Scott Hyslop, 33, according to a statement from Mercy Medical Center, the Durango hospital where the men worked.
Man faces murder chargein American girl's death
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- A 22-year-old man was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of a 14-year-old American girl on the Caribbean island of Tobago. Shawn Antoine was charged with killing Kitty Nichole Pepe, who was found Friday with stab wounds in her eye and stomach in the home she and her mother shared in the seaside village of Charlotteville.
If found guilty, Antoine faces Trinidad and Tobago's automatic death sentence for murder convictions. Antoine was not required to enter a plea, and the next hearing was set for July 14.
Police said Antoine, a construction worker, might have dated Pepe, a native of Keene, N.Y., who had lived in Tobago for 10 years.
Prosecutors receiveLimbaugh medical records
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A judge gave some of Rush Limbaugh's medical records to prosecutors Wednesday, allowing their long-stalled investigation into whether the conservative commentator illegally purchased painkillers to move forward.
Circuit Court Judge Thomas Barkdull III returned other of Limbaugh's records to his attorney, Roy Black, who had argued some of the records contained privileged, even embarrassing, details about medical procedures, symptoms and other issues unrelated to the criminal investigation.
None of the records' contents were revealed.
After the hearing, Black said he believed the records given to the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office would not support a criminal charge.
A long wait until hearing
SALT LAKE CITY -- Convicted wife killer Mark Hacking was told Wednesday that he'll spend another 29 years in a Utah prison before he gets a parole hearing.
The state Board of Pardons and Parole set an Aug. 1, 2034, hearing date for the 29-year-old, who pleaded guilty in April to shooting Lori Hacking in the head last summer and disposing of her body in a trash bin.
Lori Hacking's parents, Thelma and Eraldo Soares, were pleased and relieved by the decision.
Hacking was sentenced last month to six years to life for first-degree murder, with the board deciding how much time he should ultimately serve.
He pleaded guilty to murder in April, nine months after he claimed Lori Hacking hadn't returned from jogging last July. Hacking pleaded for volunteers to help find his wife, whom he later admitted shooting while she slept. The body was found in a landfill in October.
Sentenced in hate crime
FINCASTLE, Va. -- A 19-year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but eight months suspended, for spray painting "KKK" -- the letters for the Ku Klux Klan -- on the home and car of a black family.
James R. Looney was charged with the destruction of property based on race, a felony hate crime. A five-year sentence on 10 other charges was entirely suspended.
"What I would love for you to do is spend a year in an inner city and get an understanding of African-Americans" and the racism they've endured, Botetourt Circuit Court Judge Malfourd "Bo" Trumbo said at Tuesday's sentencing.
In August, Looney and two others also sprayed profanities on Rainbow Forest Baptist Church and three church vans. The others involved in the vandalism have already been sentenced.