In brief: Wyoming quake triggers landslide
JACKSON, Wyo. – A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit northwest Wyoming on Sunday, triggering a landslide on a hiking trail. No injuries were reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at about 11:45 a.m.
Bridger-Teton National Forest spokeswoman Mary Cernicek said rangers were investigating reports that a landslide covered about a quarter-mile of a trail in the national forest about 20 miles northeast of Jackson.
Cernicek said some hikers may have been farther up the trail, but no one is believed to have been in the slide.
Worker killed at psychiatric facility
NAPA, Calif. – An employee at Napa State Hospital in California was killed by a man confined to the facility, authorities said Sunday.
Sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart said 54-year-old Donna Gross was found dead in an enclosed courtyard area of the state psychiatric hospital around 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Concord resident had worked as a psychiatric technician at the facility for 14 years.
Shortly after finding Gross dead, deputies arrested 37-year-old Jess Massey. Stuart said Massey has been confined to the State Hospital system since 1993, when he was declared insane.
Massey was removed from the facility and is being held at Napa County Jail on suspicion of murder.
Cathedral founder pleads for help
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Crystal Cathedral founder the Rev. Robert H. Schuller on Sunday tearfully asked his parishioners for help in overcoming the megachurch’s bankruptcy and tens of millions in debt.
Schuller, 84, made the plea from the pulpit as he spoke publicly for the first time since the church filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Oct. 18.
Citing debts of more than $43 million, the Orange County-based church that also produces the long-running “Hour of Power” television show declared bankruptcy last week.
The church, founded in the mid-1950s by Schuller, has already ordered major layoffs, sold property and canceled its annual “Glory of Easter” extravaganza.
Soldier dies after parachute mishap
COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio National Guard soldier died four days after being injured in a parachuting accident during an airborne training exercise, officials said.
Herbert Mills, 59, of Groveport, Ohio, died early Sunday at a hospital in Columbus, Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said. Mills’ rank was not released.
The cause of his death had not been determined.
Mills was one of four soldiers taken to hospitals following jumps Wednesday afternoon at the Rickenbacker Air National Guard base.
Officials said the men caught a wind gust and hit the ground hard after they parachuted from a plane.