More legal wrangling lies ahead in police shooting case
NEW YORK - The family of an unarmed man killed in a hail of police gunfire on his wedding day pledged Saturday to continue its fight to have someone held accountable for his death, a day after a judge acquitted three officers in the slaying.
'I'm still praying for justice, because it's not over. It's far from over. It's just starting,' Sean Bell's fiancee, Nicole Paultre Bell, told supporters at a rally in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood. 'Every protest, every march, every rally, I'm going to be right up front.'
If history is a guide, the family may indeed still have a chance at extracting some measure of retribution, but it would very likely come at the expense of the city and not the officers who pulled the trigger.
San Diego beaches remain closed after fatal shark attack
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. - Authorities kept watch Saturday over a stretch of Southern California beaches, scanning the waters for a shark they believe killed a triathlete a day earlier.
While authorities advised against going in the ocean from north San Diego to Carlsbad, they said they expect to see people heading into the water to escape the region's summery temperatures.
On Vt. pond, spring arrives when cinder block falls
WEST DANVILLE, Vt. - In these parts, spring doesn't arrive until the cinder block falls through the ice on Joe's Pond.
The 65-pound block, which is placed on a wooden pallet on the frozen surface of the pond and tied to an alarm clock on shore each winter in a $1-per-chance guessing game, plunged into the water at 5:25 p.m. Friday.
Four people who guessed April 25 at 5:15 p.m. - the closest time - won $1,323 apiece in the annual Joe's Pond Ice Out Contest, according to organizer Dave Parker.
150 homeless after Conn. fire
NORWICH, Conn. - A fast-moving fire destroyed a large apartment complex early Saturday and authorities were looking for dozens of people reported unaccounted for.
No deaths had been confirmed, but Fire Chief Ken Scandariato said he couldn't rule out the possibility that some residents may not have escaped.
He said 105 of the estimated 150 residents of the Peachtree Garden Apartments have been located.