High school coach shot on campus
CANTON, Texas - The father of a high school football player shot and wounded the team's coach Thursday, fled in a truck loaded with weapons, and then tried to kill himself by slashing his wrists, authorities said.
Jeffrey Doyle Robertson, 45, went to Canton High School just after classes started and shot coach Gary Joe Kinne in the chest, apparently with a .45-caliber pistol, police said. The coach, who also is the school's athletic director, was airlifted to a hospital in nearby Tyler, and a family spokesman said he was in critical condition.
Robertson's pickup was found about two hours later abandoned on a rural road next to a golf course outside town.
Report: Teens held after FBI says they planned bombing
NEW YORK - Two 16-year-old girls from New York City have been arrested on immigration charges after federal authorities said they planned to become suicide bombers, according to a published report.
The teenagers were arrested March 24 and were being held in a detention center in Leesport, Pa., The New York Times reported Thursday, citing a government document provided by a federal agent.
The evidence was not described in the document.
Two people killed, four injured during shooting spree
LAUREL, Del. - A man wearing body armor shot six people, killing two, during a violent spree Thursday in Maryland and Delaware before police arrested him, authorities said.
Police said the suspect also carjacked a vehicle, shot and killed a dog, and rammed a sport utility vehicle into a house during the rampage. Delaware State Police Cpl. Jeff Oldham said authorities have a motive for the attacks, but are not releasing details.
The attacks started in Laurel, where three men were shot, and continued across the border in Maryland, where the suspect fled on foot before being caught. The other three people were shot in Salisbury, Md., including one who died, Oldham said.
Miss. woman pleads guilty in fire deaths of six children
YAZOO CITY, Miss. - A mother whose children died in a 2003 house fire after she and her sister allegedly left them alone to go to a nightclub pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of manslaughter.
Police say Bell, then 27, and her sister, Eugenia Bell, then 18, left six children alone the night of Oct. 6, 2003, and went to the Outer Limits nightclub. While they were away, the children became trapped when the wood-frame house went up in flames.
The sisters both faced trials on charges of negligent manslaughter. Eugenia Bell is scheduled to stand trial later this year on one count of manslaughter.
Two charged in plan to blow up school
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two 13-year-old boys have been charged with conspiring to blow up a middle school with materials already on the property.
The boys, both students at Tyler Consolidated Middle School in Middlebourne, were charged with conspiracy of a criminal use of an explosive material. One boy also was charged with possession of a deadly weapon on school premises, Tyler County Prosecutor Dean Rohrig said Thursday.
The boys, who were arrested Wednesday and not identified because of their age, allegedly planned to use chemicals such as those stored in the school's chemistry lab and other materials on campus.
Prominent banker, philanthropist dies
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Prominent banker and philanthropist Hugh C. Lane, who retired as board chairman of Citizens & Southern Corp., died Tuesday. He was 91.
Lane worked to improve race relations in the civil rights era, helped start the Trident United Way and worked to preserve the ACE Basin.
Lane, a third-generation banker, was born March 5, 1914, in Savannah. By age 30, he was president of the C&S Bank of South Carolina.
Former guard says he saw Jackson molest boy in 1990s
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A former Neverland ranch security guard testified Thursday that in the early 1990s he saw Michael Jackson perform oral sex on a boy who later received a financial settlement from the pop star.
Ralph Chacon was called by prosecutors in Jackson's child molestation trial in a continuing effort to show the singer had a pattern of molesting or inappropriately touching boys, which would support current claims.
- From wire reports