Motorists may have been killed by fake officer

Jackson, Miss.

motorists may have been killed by fake officer

Two shooting victims along Mississippi highways may have been killed by someone who posed as law enforcement and pulled them over late at night, authorities said Monday. Thomas Schlender, 74, was found in his car on Interstate 55 in Panola County on May 8 about 1:30 a.m. Three days later, Lori Anne Carswell, 48, was found near her car on Mississippi Highway 713 in nearby Tunica County about 2:15 a.m. Neither of their cars appeared to have had mechanical problems, officials said.

ramallah, west bank

Palestinians agree to end food strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed Monday to end a weekslong hunger strike after winning concessions from Israel to improve their conditions, the two sides announced. The deal ended a strike in which prisoners had gone without food for up to 77 days, leaving several prisoners in life-threatening condition. It was the longest strike ever staged by Palestinians in Israeli custody.

Trenton, N.J.

Rally against jail for Dharun Ravi

Hundreds of Dharun Ravi supporters rallied outside the New Jersey State House on Monday to highlight what they say are problems with the state's bias intimidation law, which was used to convict the former Rutgers student after he rigged a webcam to spy on his roommate's gay liaison. Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro, N.J., is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in state Superior Court in New Brunswick on the 15 charges he was convicted of in March.

Crown king, Ariz.

Wildfire leads to more evacuations

Firefighters continued to battle a wildfire Monday in northern Arizona that has forced residents from their homes in the historic mining town of Crown King just weeks ahead of the busy tourist season. The fire began on private land Sunday and has burned about 2 square miles as of Monday afternoon, with zero containment.

Times wires

Motorists may have been killed by fake officer 05/15/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:32am]

    

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