April 7, 2013
Nevada
4 charged in killing
of insurance official

Investigators think four suspects stole property in the apartment of Nevada’s chief insurance examiner before killing him and dumping his body in a river, authorities said Sunday.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said the four have been booked on murder charges in the death of William McCune, 62, whose blanket-wrapped, duct-tape-bound body was found Saturday.

Initially, Michael Evans, 23, and Anthony Elliot, 20, were booked on murder charges, while Raul Garcia, 22, and Makyla Blackmore, 20, were arrested on burglary charges. But Furlong said Sunday that Garcia and Blackmore were later booked on murder charges.

The suspects are from the Carson City area, he said, and the case is not related to McCune’s work for the state.

— Associated Press

Pennsylvania
Crew mourns death of veteran firefighter

Philadelphia firefighters mourned the loss of one of their own in the line of duty for the third time in less than a year, saluting the body of a veteran captain as it was carried from the ruins of a three-story building that collapsed beneath him during a blaze.

At an emotional news conference late Saturday after the fire in the city’s Fabric Row section was extinguished, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers told reporters that the victim, Capt. Michael Goodwin, 53, was his friend and “a ladder man. A firefighter’s firefighter.”

“He’s the kind of guy who looked out for his folks — a big guy,” Ayers said. Goodwin had been with the department for 29 years.

— Associated Press

Mudslide hits train cars: Mud, trees and rocks hit an Amtrak passenger train traveling through Washington state Sunday morning, causing several cars to derail, a railway spokesman said. No injuries were reported in the mudslide that knocked off the dining car and two coach cars, the last three railcars on the train, said Gus Melonas, a spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which owns the tracks.

The train was travelling south from Everett on the way to Seattle when the slide hit about 8:30 a.m., Melonas said.

— Associated Press

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