Inmate missing since 1999 surrenders in Oklahoma

After 14 years on the run from the FBI and tips from witnesses in two countries, David Lee Kemp turned himself over to authorities in southwest Oklahoma early Friday morning, local authorities said. Kemp, of Lawton, Okla., was the only inmate to elude capture after escaping with eight other inmates on March 11, 1999, while awaiting trial on two first-degree murder counts in the killings of his ex-wife and her boyfriend. Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley said Kemp told police he was done running. “He said that he was just tired basically of running and it was affecting his health,” Stradley told The Associated Press. Comanche County Jail records show Kemp was taken into custody at about 1:40 a.m. Friday on charges of felony first-degree murder and escaping from a county jail, a misdemeanor. Continue Reading

Details learned this week in Boston bombing probe

As the Boston Marathon bombings investigation continues, more information from authorities has emerged that clarifies some earlier reports from officials or provides more details on the suspected bombers, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and their backgrounds: ___ MIT OFFICER: Officer Sean Collier was shot inside in his patrol car late Thursday, April 18. Authorities initially said he was responding to a disturbance. Police now say there was no disturbance and he was in his parked car when he was shot by one of the bombing suspects. ___ NO ROBBERY ATTEMPT: Officials at first said that the suspects were pursued after they robbed a convenience store, where the younger one was seen on a surveillance camera. Authorities later corrected their statement to say the suspects were tracked down after they needed to stop for gas and a driver they had carjacked fled and called police. Continue Reading

Suspect indicted in Las Vegas Strip carnage

A self-described pimp was indicted Friday in Nevada state court on charges that could bring the death penalty if he is convicted in a fatal shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip in February. In an unexpected move, the Clark County District Court grand jury also indicted Ammar Asim Faruq Harris, 27, on a charge of robbery and three felony sex assault counts in a 2010 case that had been dismissed last year when the alleged victim refused to testify. Prosecutor David Stanton said the second indictment didn’t represent double-jeopardy under Nevada law because it was dismissed without prejudice before a preliminary hearing. That allows prosecutors to seek new charges after the alleged victim, who now lives in Texas, testified before the grand jury. The rape charges could put Harris in prison for a minimum of 10 years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday April 26th

Pearl J. Kuisle, age 91, of Mediapolis, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013. BornFebruary 26, 1922 in Lockridge, she was the daughter of Gertrude and William Bain.  
Pearl worked at Ross Manufacturing and Exide Battery, each for over 15 years. She was a member of the FirstBaptistChurch in Mediapolis.  
Beloved wife of John Kuisle for over twenty years; loving mother of Gary Foster; cherished grandmother of Craig (T.J.) Foster, Brad (Judy) Foster, Brian (Terry) Foster, Bruce (Amy) Foster, Rhonda (Tim) Clover and Shawn (Alyson) Foster; proud great-grandmother of 13 and great-great grandmother of 9; dear sister of Margaret Arnold & Helen Abbott. Continue Reading

MLB/NBA/NHL Regional Scores, Schedules from A-P

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs 4, Miami 3

Chicago White Sox 5, Tampa Bay 2

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago 79, Brooklyn 76

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

St. Louis 4, Calgary 1

 

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Calgary at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

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MLB/NBA Playoffs/NHL Schedules from A-P

 
INTERLEAGUE

 

 
Atlanta
at
Detroit
7:05 p.m.

 

 

 
AMERICAN LEAGUE

 

 
Toronto
at
N-Y Yankees
7:05 p.m.

 
Houston
at
Boston
7:10 p.m.

 
Cleveland
at
Kansas City
8:10 p.m.

 
Tampa Bay
at
Chi White Sox
8:10 p.m.

 
Texas
at
Minnesota
8:10 p.m.

 
Baltimore
at
Oakland
10:05 p.m.

 
L.A. Angels
at
Seattle
10:10 p.m.

 

 

 
NATIONAL LEAGUE

 

 
Cincinnati
at
Washington
7:05 p.m.

 
Chi Cubs
at
Miami
7:10 p.m.

 
Philadelphia
at
N-Y Mets
7:10 p.m.

 
Pittsburgh
at
St. Louis
8:15 p.m.

 
Colorado
at
Arizona
9:40 p.m.

 
Milwaukee
at
L.A. Dodgers
10:10 p.m.

 
San Francisco
at
San Diego
10:10 p.m.

 

 

 
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

 

 
New York
at
Boston
8:00 p.m.

 
Denver
at
Golden State
10:30 p.m.

 
San Antonio
at
L-A Lakers
10:30 p.m.

 

 

 
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

 

 
N-Y Islanders
at
Buffalo
7:00 p.m.

 
Edmonton
at
Minnesota
8:00 p.m.

 
Calgary
at
Chicago
8:30 p.m.

 
Colorado
at
Phoenix
10:00 p.m.

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KBUR Sports

Bees Lose 6th in a Row; Local High-Jumper Wins at Drake

 

THE BURLINGTON BEES LOST TO BOWLING GREEN  4 TO 2 LAST(THUR) NITE, IN GAME-1 OF A 3-GAME SERIES AGAINST THE HOT-RODS IN KENTUCKY. THE BEES…NOW 6 AND 11…HAVE LOST SIX GAMES IN A ROW AND THE HOT-RODS MOVE TO 15 AND 5 AND REMAIN IN FIRST PLACE IN THE MIDWEST LEAGUE’S EASTERN DIVISION.   THE TWO TEAMS PLAY AGAIN TONITE(FRI) AND YOU CAN HEAR THE GAME ON KBUR.   BRANDON MARCUS’s PRE-GAME SHOW HITS THE AIRWAYS AT 6:45.  

 

AT THE DRAKE RELAYS, WEST BURLINGTON-NOTRE DAME SOPHOMORE JEFF GIANNETTINO CLEARED THE BAR AT 6-8 TO WIN, THE FIRST TIME THAT’S HAPPENED AT DRAKE IN THE LOCAL PROGRAM’S HISTORY.   BHS SENIOR JUSTIN RANDALL JUMPED 6-5, BUT MISSED THREE TRIES AT 6-7 AND FINISHED IN 4TH PLACE.   OTHER LOCAL FINISHERS YESTERDAY INCLUDED FT. MADISON’S ISAAC STEFFENSMEIER, 6TH IN THE 32-HUNDRED…JUSTIN DUNN AND EMMETT WESTER OF MT. PLEASANT, 5TH AND 6TH IN THE SHOTPUT…AND LESLIE TAYLOR OF MT. Continue Reading

Syrian Government Denies Chemical Weapons Use

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two Syrian officials have denied the government has used chemical weapons against rebel forces, saying the regime had no need for them.  

The denials follow assertions by the White House and other top Obama administration officials that U.S. intelligence had concluded with “varying degrees of confidence” that the Syrian government has twice used chemical weapons in its civil war. A Syrian government official said the government did not and will not use chemical weapons even if it had them. He spoke to The Associated Press today on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give official statements. Syrian official Sharif Shehadeh called the U.S. claims “lies” and likened them to false accusations that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction ahead of the U.S. invasion of that country. Continue Reading

Brains Behind Britain’s Knapsack Bomb Plot Sentenced

LONDON (AP) — The ringleader of an al-Qaida-inspired plot to detonate knapsack bombs in England’s second-largest city has been sentenced to at least 18 years in jail.  

A judge in London sentenced Irfan Naseer to life with no possibility of parole for 18 years. Judge Richard Henriques said 31-year-old Naseer was “the leader, driving force and man in charge” of the elaborate plot. The judge told Naseer that “your plot had the blessing of al-Qaida and you intended to further the aims of al-Qaida.” One of Naseer’s accomplices was recorded calling the planned attack in Birmingham “another 9/11.” Continue Reading

Rare 1913 nickel fetches over $3.1M at auction

A rare century-old U.S. nickel that was once mistakenly declared a fake has sold at auction for more than $3.1 million. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of only five known to exist. But it’s the coin’s back story that adds to its cachet: It was surreptitiously and illegally cast, discovered in a car wreck that killed its owner, declared a fake, forgotten in a closet for decades then declared the real deal. It was offered for sale by four Virginia siblings at a rare coin and currency auction in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg on Thursday, and sold for well over the expected $2.5 million. The winning bidders were two men from Lexington, Ky., and Panama City, Fla., who bought the coin in partnership. Continue Reading