Body found in river believed to be missing girl

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - A young girl found dead in a river is believed to be a 5-year-old whose disappearance last week prompted a frantic search, authorities said Thursday.

Searchers found the body about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Cedar River, a couple of miles from little Evelyn Miller's home in Floyd, Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer said.

A positive identification was pending but Dettmer said it's believed the body is Evelyn, who disappeared July 1. An autopsy was planned.

Kidnap suspect discussed his 'demons' on blog

BOISE, Idaho - Convicted sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan III spent months on the Internet documenting his internal struggle over right vs. wrong. Then, four days before two Idaho children he is accused of kidnapping disappeared, he wrote: ''The demons have taken over.''

It was one of the last entries in Duncan's Weblog before the 42-year-old North Dakota man was arrested and charged this week with two kidnapping counts. Authorities believe he took 9-year-old Dylan Groene and 8-year-old Shasta Groene from their Idaho home shortly before their 13-year-old brother, mother and her boyfriend were bludgeoned to death May 15. Police say Duncan also is a suspect in the killings.

Cops: Easy to find robbery suspect in dress, flowers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - It didn't take long for deputies to realize they had the right man in a bank robbery. The black dress with red flowers, red straw hat, and little black mustache gave him away.

Booker Boyd, 49, chose to disguise himself in drag to rob a bank in a Columbia suburb Wednesday afternoon, Richland County sheriff's Lt. Chris Cowan said.

Boyd hadn't changed his clothes when he was caught a few minutes later driving a stolen Ford Expedition, Cowan said.

He was charged with two counts of entering a bank with intent to steal, Cowan said.

Former priest sentenced to life

DALLAS - A former Roman Catholic priest was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old former parishioner who said he was too drunk following a wedding party to defend himself.

John Salazar was sentenced Wednesday under a law that requires an automatic life sentence when a person convicted of first-degree felony assault has a prior conviction for a serious sex offense.

- From wire reports