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One Arizona inmate caught, but two remain on the loose

Phoenix

1 inmate caught, but 2 remain on the loose

The search continued Sunday for two convicted murderers who escaped from a private prison in northwest Arizona, while a third escaped convict was back behind bars following an early-morning shoot-out with police in western Colorado. Police believed the two who remain at large are still in Arizona. Early Sunday, a police officer spotted Daniel Renwick, 36, in Rifle, Colo., some 670 miles from the medium-security Arizona State Prison in Golden Valley. The officer pursued Renwick, gunshots were exchanged and the convict was eventually taken into custody without anyone being injured. Police said the two men who remain at large — Tracy Province, 42, and John McCluskey, 45 — should be considered dangerous.

South Korea

North's land mines wash up in floods

Vacationers and other people along the rivers and beaches near the North Korean border were confronted by a deadly surprise over the weekend, as dozens of land mines from the North washed up in flooding caused by heavy rains, officials said. A man in the South Korean border town of Yeoncheon was killed Saturday when one of two land mines he had picked up from a stream exploded, the Defense Ministry said. A friend was seriously injured and hospitalized. On Sunday, South Korea sent a message urging North Korea to prevent its land mines from being washed downstream to the south, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Elsewhere

Austin, Texas: The second-floor balcony of a condominium collapsed during a party Sunday, sending 23 people to the hospital. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, police said.

Victoria, British Columbia: Two pilots were confirmed dead Sunday in the Saturday crash of a waterbombing plane that was fighting a forest fire.

Greece: Truckers said Sunday they were ending their weeklong strike, which crippled the country and led to fuel and food shortages.

Times wires

One Arizona inmate caught, but two remain on the loose 08/01/10 [Last modified: Sunday, August 1, 2010 11:11pm]

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