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Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to up to 5 years in prison
The industry has already started phasing out the cribs, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission is moving to require that all cribs sold in the United States have fixed side rails. Yet there are still plenty of drop-side cribs for sale on the Internet and in use in homes and day-care centers.
-- Associated Press
Chicago couple found buried alive in home: Fire crews investigating a mysterious stench found an elderly couple buried alive under mounds of garbage in their Chicago home, authorities said Tuesday. The two were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in critical condition. Police had initially been called to the two-unit apartment building by neighbors who had not seen the couple in some time. Police called in the fire department because of the smell, and the team that entered wore hazardous-materials suits.
'Amityville Horror' home for sale: The house made famous in the 1979 film "The Amityville Horror" is up for sale in New York -- ghosts not included. The five-bedroom Dutch Colonial in Amityville went on the market Monday, listed for $1.15 million. The Oscar-nominated film is based on the story of the Lutz family's brief stay in the house beginning in December 1975, a year after six members of the DeFeo family were shot and killed as they slept in the home. Eldest son Ronald DeFeo Jr. was convicted of the murders.
Body of Ohio toddler mistakenly cremated: A Columbus, Ohio, coroner apologized Monday for a mistake in her office that led to two dead children being misidentified. That error resulted in a 14-month-old's body being cremated by mistake. Jaylen Talley's family had planned to bury him in a tiny white tuxedo.
-- From news services