Teen driver on drugs runs down joggers
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - A teenager on drugs and driving a sport utility vehicle slammed into two runners out for an evening jog, killing one of them - a beloved schoolteacher - and seriously injuring her friend, police said Friday.
Shea Rosen, a 19-year-old from the exclusive village of Brookville on Long Island, was being held in lieu of $1 million bond after pleading not guilty to driving under the influence.
Rosen's attorney, former federal prosecutor Joseph Conway, declined to comment on the high bond amount but said his client's family was unlikely to post it Friday.
Car plunges into Wash. river; hope dims for 2 kids
AUBURN, Wash. - A car driven by a 16-year-old girl and carrying two younger children plunged into a rain-swollen river Friday morning, and authorities said that the teen managed to escape but that there was not much hope for the other two.
Divers found the Volkswagen about 100 yards from where the distraught girl told authorities it went off a road into the Green River, authorities said. A tow truck and crew were brought in late morning to attempt to pull it out of the water, but recovery efforts were soon suspended.
O.J. Simpson loses bid for new trial
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson was denied a new trial Friday by the Nevada judge who presided over his conviction in the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass said challenges raised by lawyers for Simpson and co-defendant Clarence 'C.J.' Stewart did not rise to the level of granting another trial.
Probation for Conn. man in boy's fatal dehydration
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A judge on Friday spared a man from prison time for his role in the dehydration death of a toddler who was deprived of liquids for at least a week.
Despite criticism from the victim's mother, who cried throughout the hearing, New Haven Superior Court Judge Richard Damiani sentenced Robert Patterson to five years' probation in the death of 23-month-old Amari Jackson.