6 Found Slain in Fla. Home
DELTONA, Fla. -- A friend checking the home of a Burger King employee who missed Friday's early-morning shift discovered six adults slain in a scene investigators called exceptionally violent.
The bodies of four men and two women were discovered about 6:30 a.m. in a single-family home after a Burger King employee asked a friend to check on them, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said.
Officials said they had identified the victims, but they did not immediately release their names.
Nobody was found alive inside the three-bedroom house, about 25 miles north of Orlando. The deaths do not appear to be a murder-suicide, officials said. A dog was also found dead inside the home.
Tenn. Bus Crash Kills 3
JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Greyhound bus rammed into a tractor-trailer just before dawn Friday as the truck moved from the breakdown lane onto Interstate 40, killing two passengers and the bus driver, authorities said.
Seventeen other bus passengers, including two who were seriously injured, were sent to hospitals, officials said.
The bus driver was Thomas Dickerson, 48, of Memphis. Two female passengers -- Charlotte Thompson, 76, of Cincinnati and Willie Walker, about 60, of Detroit -- also died, said Tennessee Highway Patrol Capt. Lynn Allen.
The impact crushed the nose of the bus back to a few rows behind the driver's seat, Allen said. The bus came to a stop with its door pressed against a guardrail, hampering efforts to rescue passengers.
* NEW YORK -- Five shipping containers of lemons rotted on a ship held off New York all week after officials received a false tip amid heightened security that the cargo might be biologically contaminated, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said in a statement that it boarded the container ship CSAV Rio Puelo last Saturday after being told by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of an "unconfirmed anonymous report" that one container of lemons had an "unknown harmful biological substance." Officials tested the cargo for biological hazards, but none was found, the Coast Guard said.
* DENVER -- A grand jury examining the investigation of the 1999 Columbine school killings has subpoenaed former Jefferson County sheriff John Stone and other current and former law enforcement officials, Stone said. He said he expects questions about "stuff that showed up missing after I left office." But he said he is not concerned. "I don't know anything about it, but they have to ask me," he said.
* The body of a Texas soldier missing in action from the Vietnam War has been identified and returned to his family for burial with military honors, the Pentagon said. He was identified as Chief Master Sgt. Luther L. Rose of Howe, Tex., a gunner whose plane crashed in Laos.
-- From News Services