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Shot fired at Ohio high school, police say

Authorities say a shot has been fired at a Cincinnati area high school, injuring one person, while another person has been taken into custody. The Hamilton County sheriff’s office said there is no longer active shooter at La Salle High School, a private school west of Cincinnati. Authorities say one person was transported to a hospital. A shot was reported at the school Monday morning at around 9 a.m. The school then went into lockdown. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Continue Reading →

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Pending US home sales reach 3-year high in March

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in March to the highest level in three years. The National Association of Realtors says that its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales rose 1.5 percent to 105.7. That’s the highest since April 2010, when a homebuyer’s tax credit boosted sales. It’s also above February’s reading of 104.1. Signed contracts are 7 percent higher than they were a year earlier. Continue Reading →

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Fingerprints, possible DNA collected in killing of 8-year-old California girl

Sheriff’s officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death. Calaveras County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week. Authorities have not identified a suspect in Saturday’s stabbing death of Leila Fowler at her home in Valley Springs, a small town about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento. They say Leila was found by her brother after he encountered a male intruder at the home. Authorities have only released a vague description of the suspect. Continue Reading →

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