Body Is Found at Home
Of W.Va. Lottery Winner
WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Three men burglarized the home of Jack Whittaker, winner of the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, as a friend of Whittaker's granddaughter lay dead inside, police said Tuesday.
Whittaker was not home at the time, and Chief Deputy John Dailey said the death of Jesse Joe Tribble, 18, was not related to the burglary and was not a homicide. It may have been drug-related, Dailey said.
J.C. Shaver, 20; James Travis Willis, 25; and Jeffrey Dustin Campbell, 20, were charged with larceny and other offenses after being captured on a security camera that Whittaker recently had installed, authorities said.
Cleveland Imam Gets
The leader of Ohio's largest mosque was sentenced Monday to two months in federal prison and four months of house arrest for lying about his connections to terrorist groups while seeking U.S. citizenship.
Palestinian-born Fawaz Damra, imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, could have received five years in prison on the charge of obtaining citizenship in 1994 by providing false information. Prosecutors had requested the maximum sentence, but U.S. District Judge James S. Gwin said he did not view the citizenship-application offense as a terrorism issue.
Damra, 41, was convicted of concealing ties to U.S. government-designated terrorist groups Afghan Refugee Services, Islamic Committee for Palestine and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
* MINNEAPOLIS -- Joshua Allen Krueth, 20, was charged in the apparent random slayings of two people in their suburban homes. Krueth was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of nurse Suzanne Fischer, 59, on Sunday, and of retiree Lawrence Plessel, 60, on Sept. 4.
* SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A man suspected in the shooting death of state capitol security guard William Wozniak, 51, was arrested as he knocked on doors asking people for a ride to the police station, authorities said. Derek W. Potts, 24, was charged with first-degree murder.
* NASHVILLE -- A man who died in a car bombing outside the Opryland resort in July killed himself and tried to make it look like murder so his family could collect on his life insurance, police said. William Young, 43, detonated a pipe bomb after writing to tell his wife about the insurance money, authorities said.
* KALISPELL, Mont. -- Rescuers found wreckage of a single-engine airplane that vanished Monday with five people aboard, four of them U.S. Forest Service employees headed to a wilderness near Glacier National Park.
* SHERMAN, Tex. -- Miroslav Janusz Jozwiak, 45, the driver of a tractor-trailer rig that veered across an Interstate 75 median into oncoming traffic, killing 10 people in two vehicles, was charged with criminally negligent homicide, police said.
-- From News Services