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In brief: Murder-suicide possible in Arkansas killings

Sun., May 4, 2014

JONESBORO, Ark. – A gunman shot six people at an Arkansas home Saturday, killing a man and a teenager and critically wounding two boys, before fatally shooting a worker at a nearby business, police said.

The suspected gunman was later found dead of a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a stopped car, Jonesboro Sgt. Doug Formon said. It was not immediately clear if the gunshot was self-inflicted.

Formon said a man and a 13-year-old girl were killed Saturday afternoon inside the home in east Jonesboro. Four others were injured and were taken to hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee. Formon said the children, ages 8 and 10, were transported in critical condition.

Heater may have caused deaths of five

ELIMSPORT, Pa. – Two adults and three children were found dead Saturday inside a small cabin in north-central Pennsylvania with “toxic levels” of carbon monoxide in their blood, authorities said.

A propane heater was being used in the cabin but was not properly ventilated, according to state police.

The bodies were discovered by the owner of the 10- by 16-foot cabin just before noon in rural Washington Township, state police Capt. David Young told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

Young said the preliminary investigation showed no signs of foul play.

Roadside memorial to turkeys rejected

SALT LAKE CITY – An animal rights activist’s request to install a roadside memorial at the site where hundreds of turkeys died in a Utah truck crash has been denied.

The Utah Department of Transportation on Friday rejected the request made by Amy Meyer, of Salt Lake City, on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, saying it didn’t meet the agency’s policy standards.

A truck hauling 720 turkeys crashed April 24 on a highway northeast of Provo, killing all but about two dozen of the birds.


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