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Crew of ship that went down in Sandy identified

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard is identifying the crew of a replica 18th-century sailing vessel that went down off the North Carolina coast and says the missing are the captain and a 42-year-old woman.

The Coast Guard says they are searching for the ship’s captain, 63-year-old Robin Walbridge, and crew member Claudene Christian. The HMS Bounty began taking on water and the crew had to abandon ship about 5 a.m. Monday in the rough waters churned up by Hurricane Sandy. All of the other crew members were rescued.

The Coast Guard says Walbridge and Christian were able to put on survival suits designed to keep them afloat and protect them from chilly waters for 15 hours. The Coast Guard is searching for the two by air and water.



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Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

new  NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine – A gunman in Maine killed a sheriff’s deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town, officials said. Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole was killed around 1:45 a.m. on U.S. Route 2 in Norridgewock, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) west of Bangor, state police said. His cruiser was driven to a Cumberland Farms store, which was robbed.