Coroner: Boy, 4, found in septic tank drowned
HOOKSTOWN, Pa. - A coroner said the cause of death for a 4-year-old Pennsylvania boy found dead in a septic tank was drowning.
But Beaver County Coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi said Tuesday that she couldn't determine the circumstances of Wyatt Smitsky's death. State police are investigating whether his drowning was intentional or an accident.
Wyatt's body was found Sept. 5 after searchers drained a septic tank on property near his home in Greene Township, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
Abducted Tenn. baby's mom will get kids back
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A mother will be reunited with her newborn son after losing him twice, first to a kidnapper and then to state custody after someone claimed a family member had tried to sell him.
Infant Yair Anthony Carillo is no longer in state custody and authorities do not believe parents Maria Gurrolla and Jose Carillo were involved in the abduction, the Department of Children's Services and Nashville police said Tuesday.
Maria Gurrolla lost custody of Yair and his three siblings after the baby was found safe in Alabama.
Police: Couple used boy, 13, as designated driver
SAN ANSELMO, Calif. - Police said a Marin County couple with several drunken-driving arrests between them let a 13-year-old boy drive them home to avoid another DUI.
San Anselmo Police Sgt. Rob Schneider said the incident occurred after the three had dinner at a downtown restaurant Sunday night.
Officers investigating a vehicle stalled on a major thoroughfare discovered the underaged driver. Schneider said the boy claimed he stopped because he was ""freaked out' and refused to drive further.
CDC: Spray is here; swine flu shots next week
ATLANTA - Health officials said all the initial swine flu vaccine doses this week will be the nasal spray version, but next week arm injections will begin.
About 2.2 million doses of nasal spray are available so far, but the spray is not recommended for some of the people who are most in danger of complications from flu, including pregnant women and people with asthma. So while some priority groups like health care workers and healthy children 2 or older can get vaccinated this week, pregnant women and others at risk should wait.
Fire evacuations lifted for Calif. mountain town
WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. - Thousands of people ordered to flee their homes because of a 7,000-acre wildfire near a Southern California mountain town were allowed to return Tuesday as cool, calm weather aided fire crews, authorities said.
Evacuation orders for 2,000 homes and 4,000 to 6,000 people in and around Wrightwood northeast of Los Angeles were lifted at noon, although the order remained for a canyon where the fire burned one home over the weekend.
55 linked to motorcycle club indicted in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - National leaders of the Pagans Motorcycle Club and more than 50 members and associates of the outlaw biker gang are accused of plotting to kill and extort rivals to consolidate the club's power, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.
The defendants include national Pagans President David Keith ""Bart' Barbeito of Myersville, Md., and national Vice President Floyd B. ""Jesse' Moore of St. Albans. Prosecutors said both were in custody but did not know if they had attorneys. Also named are members and associates in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida.
Man upset at closed Taco Bell shoots worker
MIAMI - Police say a man upset he couldn't order food after closing time at a Miami Taco Bell shot at employees as they tried to leave, hitting one in the leg.
Police say the man waited in the parking lot and opened fire around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators are still searching for the suspect.