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Oklahoman Published: December 24, 2009
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CRIME

Abuse victims may top 100
GEORGETOWN, Del. — A Delaware official said Wednesday there could be more than 100 potential victims of a pediatrician charged with sexually abusing patients. The volume of evidence seized from Dr. Earl Bradley’s practice and home, including video tapes and computer files, makes it difficult to estimate the number of victims, the official said. Bradley, 56, has been charged with 33 felony counts relating to seven victims.

Mental exam set in threats
HONOLULU — A mental competency examination has been ordered for Kristy Lee Roshia, who is accused of threatening to kill first lady Michelle Obama. The exam for Roshia was ordered Wednesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren at the request of prosecutors.


HOLIDAYS

Malfunctions halt trains
NEWARK, N.J. — An electrical malfunction outside New York City brought train service to a halt Wednesday and spotlighted problems on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor that persist despite a long-term effort to upgrade its power supply. Trains from Boston to Washington were delayed for about three hours.

Zoo raises cash with droppings
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Necklaces and Christmas ornaments made from dime-size pieces of reindeer droppings have earned a Bloomington, Ill., zoo nearly $21,000. The Miller Park Zoological Society made about $5,000 selling the ornaments last year. It added necklaces this year at customers’ request. The reindeer droppings are dehydrated, sterilized and painted with glitter.

FROM WIRE SERVICES