Oklahoman Published: July 9, 2009
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Courts

Trolley driver faces charge
BOSTON — Aiden Quinn, a Boston trolley driver who investigators say was sending a text message during an accident, has been indicted on charges of grossly negligent operation of the train. Nearly 50 people were hurt when the trolley rear-ended another train May 8. The crash caused an estimated $9 million in damage.


Crime

Body theft investigated
STAMFORD, Conn. — Authorities investigating the theft of a 2-year-old girl’s body from a Connecticut cemetery said Wednesday that evidence at the crime scene points to a ritual. Stamford Capt. Richard Conklin said investigators are looking at the crime "as a ritualistic sort of thing.” The body was found by two fishermen on Sunday.


AVIATION

Turtles slow plane traffic
NEW YORK — A runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport was shut down briefly Wednesday after at least 78 turtles emerged from a nearby bay and crawled onto the tarmac. Grounds crews eventually rounded up the wayward reptiles and deposited them back in the brackish water farther from airport property.


SCIENCE

Star’s death is observed
WASHINGTON — Astronomers have spotted the oldest star explosions yet in the universe. Scientists captured the fuzzy death throes of two supernovae that date nearly 11 billion years. The astronomers looked through archives of telescope images to find possible faint star deaths. The study is in today’s issue of the journal Nature.

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