Leibovitz buys back copyright to her photos
NEW YORK - Annie Leibovitz has won an extension on a $24 million loan in a financial dispute that threatened her rights to her famous images, the two sides said in a joint statement Friday.
Leibovitz and the company, Art Capital Group, said the 59-year-old photographer had been given more time to repay the loan. The loan's deadline passed Tuesday, but both parties had continued to work to try to resolve the dispute. Neither party would specify the length of the extension.
'In these challenging times I am appreciative to Art Capital for all they have done to resolve this matter and for their cooperation and continued support,' Leibovitz said in the statement.
Last year, Leibovitz put up as collateral three Manhattan townhouses, an upstate New York property and the copyright to every picture she has ever taken - or will take - to secure the loan.
Ark. man missing for five years nabbed at airport
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An Arkansas man suspected of faking his death on the Mississippi coast five years ago to avoid paying court-ordered restitution was arrested at a small Alabama airport where FAA records show he was the manager.
People around the Bibb County Airport at Centreville knew a man called Chris Sullivan who often worked around the field. Authorities said Sullivan really was Timothy Dehart, 38, of Paragould, Ark., who mysteriously vanished in 2004.
Officers placed the airport under surveillance after receiving a tip that Dehart was there, U.S. Marshal Marty Keely said Friday.
Man accused of killing protester, gravel pit owner
OWOSSO, Mich. - A man fatally shot an anti-abortion activist near a Michigan high school Friday, drove to a gravel pit and shot its owner to death and planned to kill a third man, but was arrested before he could act, a prosecutor said.
Harlan James Drake, 33, was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the deaths of James Pouillon, 63, and Mike Fuoss, 61, Shiawassee County Prosecutor Randy Colbry said
'The defendant had ill will toward these three individuals - not for the same reason necessarily, but had a grudge,' Colbry said.
Before classes were to begin Friday, Pouillon was protesting across the street from Owosso High School about 70 miles northwest of Detroit. Drake then drove by the school and shot Pouillon several times in front of horrified students and parents, officials said.
After Drake left the school, he drove seven miles to the Fuoss Gravel Co. where he gunned down Fuoss in his office, authorities said. The two men knew each other, but officials didn't say how.
Ark. baby born 9-9-09 has sibling born on 8-8-08
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - At least it will be easy to remember their birthdays.
An Arkansas couple welcomed a new baby girl into their lives Wednesday - giving her the birthdate of 9-9-09. Andy and Alison Miller's newest daughter Molly Reid will come home to sister Campbell, who was born on Aug. 8, 2008, or 8-8-08.
The coincidences don't stop there. Molly Reid has nine letters to her name, while Campbell has eight.
Yale offers reward in student's disappearance
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Investigators searching for a Yale graduate student who disappeared days before her wedding reviewed security-camera footage and checked the blueprints of the building where she was last seen as the university offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.
More than 100 local, state and federal law enforcement personnel were involved in the investigation into Tuesday's disappearance of Annie Le, said Yale spokesman Tom Conroy.
Investigators were examining footage from some 75 cameras on and around the building where Le was last spotted. They did not immediately find any footage of her leaving the building.
Three guilty pleas expected in Mo. in dogfighting case
ST. LOUIS - At least three eastern Missouri men arrested in a federal crackdown on illegal dogfighting are expected to plead guilty next week in federal court.
Documents filed in the case and interviews with the men's attorneys confirm Robert Hackman of Foley, Teddy Kiriakidis of Leasburg and Ronald Creach of Leslie will plead guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis.