• Police: Search for baby in river is a recovery operation

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man jumped off a bridge into the Connecticut River with his 7-month-old son, police said Monday as they ended a search for the baby and began a recovery operation. Aaden Moreno was reported missing Sunday night when his father, 22-year-old Tony Moreno, jumped from the Arrigoni Bridge between Middletown and Portland. The search extended into Monday afternoon as police spoke with family members and visited homes where they believed Moreno may have taken the child. Police said Moreno called a family member at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, saying he would jump from the bridge. That person contacted police and said a baby could be heard in the background. Lt.

  • Poached alligator identified as Southeast Texas man's killer

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ORANGE, Texas (AP) — An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina. Texas game officials say the alligator was shot in the head and killed Monday afternoon in Adams Bayou in Orange, near where Tommie Woodward's maimed body was found early Friday. Justice of the Peace Rodney Price of Orange County Precinct 4 said remains found inside the carcass were identified as those of the 28-year-old Orange man. An autopsy determined Woodward died by drowning but lost his left arm below the elbow in the attack. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officers had been searching for the alligator since

  • 'Stunning' number of large drug doses by doctor, expert says

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people. Dr. Farid Fata is headed to prison for fraud and other crimes. But U.S. District Judge Paul Borman first is hearing from experts and former patients about the extent of his scheme to reap millions of dollars from Medicare and other health programs. Nearly three dozen ex-patients and family members, many dressed in black, chartered a bus to attend the hearing, which could last days. Some will testify Tuesday.

  • Dogs, beer to join mix of businesses along Automobile Alley near once desolate NE 10

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Add a dog day care, a brewpub and taproom to the list of new attractions set to open in the once desolate area along the railroad tracks that separate downtown Oklahoma City from the Innovation District.

  • Authorities search for 2 Texas men wanted in Del City murder

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER and KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writers | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Jose Daniel Katz, 24, and Angel Luis Lopez, 31, are wanted on murder complaints related to a convicted robber who was found shot to death Saturday morning, authorities said.

  • 'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson dies at 43

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43. Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday evening. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released. Peterson began her film career when she was 9 years old in the 1982 adaptation of the play "Annie," directed John Huston. The Greeley native appeared in numerous movies and TV shows over the next decade, but her biggest role was playing opposite Patrick Dempsey in "Can't Buy Me Love." She played cheerleader Cindy Mancini, whom Dempsey's character paid to pose as

  • Arizona Coyotes sign 1st-round draft pick Dylan Strome

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Dylan Strome, their first-round pick in last month's NHL draft, to a three-year entry-level contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team Monday. The 18-year-old Strome was the third overall pick in the June 26 draft. He led the Ontario Hockey League in scoring with 45 goals and 129 points in 68 games last season. Strome ranked first in the OHL in assists with 84 and third in goals while also recording 40 multi-point games. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney says the 6-foot-3, 187-pound Strome "will be an important player for us in the future and a key building block for this franchise.

  • US scientists: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. Coral bleaching occurs when coral is stressed by changes in its environment, causing it to release algae living in its tissue. The coral then turns pale or white and becomes more susceptible to disease. In severe cases, the coral can die, permanently changing the habitat for fish and shellfish. "The bleaching that started in June 2014 has been really bad for corals in the western Pacific," said Mark Eakin, NOAA's Coral Reef Watch coordinator, in a news release Monday.

  • $1.3 million settlement in infant death at military hospital

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government will pay $1.3 million to the family of a baby who died at a Hawaii military hospital, according to a settlement announced Monday in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Rachael Reynolds' parents sued the government after the 4-month-old died three years ago at Tripler Army Medical Center. The baby was taken to the emergency room Oct. 18, 2012, after several days of labored breathing and an upper respiratory infection, the lawsuit said. According to the lawsuit, the hospital's negligence included an oxygen mask that didn't fit properly on the infant's face. Rachael's parents took her off life support after being told she had severe and likely irreversible brain damage. She died in he

  • Camp Lejeune Marine treated for shark bite off NC coast

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine was bitten by a shark off the North Carolina coast last weekend, the eighth such attack in the past three weeks, medical personnel from Camp Lejeune said Monday. Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital spokesman Raymond Applewhite told WITN-TV in Washington (http://bit.ly/1J1mxjo ) the 32-year-old Marine was bitten offshore at Surf City on July 4. Base spokesman Nat Fahy said Monday that the Marine suffered lacerations to his right hand and forearm. Fahy said the patient was taken to the Camp Lejeune hospital by a friend late Saturday night. He was released early Sunday. Prior to the latest attack, North Carolina had already set a record for the most shark bites off the state's coast in the 80 y

  • Police: No suspect in disguised man's $75,000 Wal-Mart theft

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — Investigators were working Monday to identify a man who took more than $75,000 from an Oklahoma Wal-Mart after disguising himself as an armored truck driver. Bristow Police Chief Wayne Williams said authorities in northeast Oklahoma have received some anonymous tips about the identity of the man whose image was captured by a video surveillance camera. "We've got some calls out on it, but nothing yet," Williams said. He said officials do not believe the suspect lives in the area. Authorities say the suspect entered the Wal-Mart store in Bristow about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, walked to the cash office, signed for the deposit and walked out of the store. He drove away in a dark four-door Chevrolet.

  • Fire breaks out in 3 buildings on Kentucky's Whiskey Row

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze affecting three buildings along Kentucky's historic Whiskey Row. Louisville Fire Capt. Salvador Melendez said the fire broke out Monday afternoon in the basement or first floor of one of the buildings before spreading to the other two. By late Monday, he said the fire was pretty well contained, although firefighters were still working to protect nearby businesses, some of which were evacuated. No injuries were reported. Part of the roof of one building had collapsed, but the brick facades remained intact. A huge plume of dark smoke rose and flames were visible at the tops of the buildings near the KFC Yum Center. Melendez says renovation work had be

  • Upscale Idaho town threatened by fire urged to flee homes

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) — A wildfire in northern Idaho has destroyed at least six homes and forced about 300 residents in an upscale lakeside community to evacuate as it ballooned to more than 3 square miles Monday. Flames have burned through a mix of year-round residences and seasonal homes near the southern shore of Lake Pend Oreille, the state's largest lake and a recreation and fishing destination. Fire managers have urged the rest of the small town of Bayview to leave their homes as strong winds, rising temperatures and low humidity threatened to fan the flames later in the day. Officials feared the only two roads in and out of town would get clogged if everyone tried to leave at once, fire spokesman Tyler Drechsel said.

  • Names released in Oklahoma lake fatalities

    By Sheila Stogsdill For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The names of two people who died in boating accidents during the holiday weekend were released Monday by Grand River Dam Authority spokesman Justin Alberty.

  • Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can't be stereotyped. The three-term congressman from a state with 27 percent Hispanic population played up his own immigrant family history and endorsed a path to citizenship for so-called "Dreamers" as he criticized Trump, a Republican presidential candidate and media mogul, for saying Mexicans come to the U.S. bringing crime, drugs and rape. "That's Donald Trump's opinion, and certainly he said it only in a way that only he can, which is to promote himself and generate controversy," Heck said. "You can't stereotype an entire ethni

  • San Francisco prosecutors charge suspect with murder in waterfront killing of woman

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors charge suspect with murder in waterfront killing of woman.

  • Second fatal officer-involved shooting since Saturday reported in south Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Tyler Rogers, 20, was shot by 16-year police veteran Sgt. Jeff Lunow, Oklahoma City police reported Monday.

  • Alex woman dies after Grady County wreck

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Catrina Bertelson, 35, of Alex, Oklahoma, died Monday in a rollover wreck on a Grady County road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Body of boy, 5, who drowned was recovered from Cimarron River Sunday night, authorities report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Afelix Harper, 5, of Enid, drowned in the Cimarron River in Kingfisher County on July 4, authorities said.

  • Court overturns ex-Goldman Sachs programmer's conviction

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state judge on Monday overturned the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs programmer for stealing confidential computer code — three years after a federal appeals court overturned his conviction on similar charges. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser said in his ruling prosecutors didn't prove as required by state law that Sergey Aleynikov made a "tangible" copy of secret computer code designed to run high-frequency trading on his last day of work at Goldman in June 2009. A spokeswoman said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance is deciding whether to appeal the case. State law allows judges to overturn jury verdicts under certain circumstances. "We think this defendant committ