Nation Digest

Monday, April 5, 2010


Haitians are caught coming from Canada

The U.S. Border Patrol says it has arrested more than 100 people from Haiti for allegedly entering Vermont illegally from Canada since a massive earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation.

Officials say they have caught 114 Haitians in Vermont who have crossed the border illegally since the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Lawyers assigned to represent the Haitians told the Burlington Free Press that many are coming to the United States because they are desperate to be with relatives after the quake killed family members in their home country.

Tristram Coffin, the U.S. attorney for Vermont, says he is not inclined to ease up on the charges, saying a deterrent is needed.

-- Associated Press


Police seek gunman in restaurant killings

Los Angeles police were searching Sunday for at least one gunman who killed four people and wounded two others at a San Fernando Valley restaurant.

Investigators think the victims in Saturday's shooting at the Hot Spot Cafe in Valley Village were targeted, said Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese.

"We don't have a crazed gunman running around North Hollywood that presents an immediate threat to public safety, to anyone in their homes or businesses in the area," he said.

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