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POSTED January 4, 2013 9:27 p.m.

NY POLICE: MAN KILLS GRANDMOTHER IN TV SHOW FIGHT: KINGS PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man has killed his grandmother after they argued over what TV show to watch.

They say Clarence Newcomb was arrested Friday at the home he shared with 82-year-old Kathleen Newcomb in Kings Park, on Long Island 40 miles east of New York City.

Suffolk County police say a man called them at about 4:35 a.m. to report the woman was lying on the floor. Officers say they found her dead.

Medical officials haven't determined how she died. No weapons have been recovered.

Police say the 25-year-old Clarence Newcomb told them he and his grandmother had argued over what to watch on TV. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick says he doesn't know what shows were involved.

MASS. COPS CAUGHT EGGING SUPERIOR OFFICER'S HOME: NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police responding to reports of teenagers tossing eggs at a house last month got quite a surprise when they tracked down the suspects.

A department spokesman tells The MetroWest Daily News the three people who egged the house in Framingham early Dec. 11 were fellow law enforcement officers serving with the Newton police. They were off duty at the time.

They told Framingham police the egging incident was "a prank, a joke between friends."

The homeowner is a Newton police sergeant and their superior officer. He says is handling the matter internally.

No charges were filed, and the Newton officers were not publicly identified.

SEARCH FOR FLA. SKYDIVER MISSING IN WASH. ON HOLD: SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of searchers on Friday failed to find a skydiver who's been missing since he jumped out of a helicopter at 6,500 feet in the Cascade foothills east of Seattle.

The search for Kurt Ruppert, 29, of Lake City, Fla., was suspended when darkness fell Friday evening, and efforts to locate him will resume Saturday, said King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West.

When Ruppert jumped Thursday afternoon, he was wearing a special wing suit with fabric under the arms to allow him to glide like a flying squirrel.

Searchers were hoping Ruppert was stuck in a tree with his parachute or perhaps lost in rugged state-owned land around 4,200-foot Mount Si, West said.

Authorities know the flight pattern of the aircraft, but a number of factors have made it difficult to find Ruppert. West said she was told wing suit flyers don't deploy parachutes until they reach an altitude of 2,000 feet.

"The speed and height of the jump would enable him to travel a large distance in a short amount of time," West said.

THEATER SHOOTING VICTIM'S DAD TO ATTEND REOPENING: AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The father of a man killed in the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater says he will be present at the reopening, even though his daughter-in-law and relatives of some other victims are refusing to go.

Tom Sullivan wrote a column published in Friday's Denver Post saying his son, Alex, would want him to be there.

Alex Sullivan was among 12 people killed in the July 20 attack in the Denver suburb of Aurora, which also wounded 70 people. James Holmes, suspected in the shooting, faces more than 160 counts including murder and attempted murder.

Holmes has not entered a plea. He is due back in court Monday for a preliminary hearing in which prosecutors will outline their case against him. His lawyers have said he suffers from mental illness.

Alex Sullivan's widow, Cassandra Sullivan, was among 15 relatives of the victims who said the invitation from theater owner Cinemark to attend a reopening ceremony Jan. 17 was "disgusting" and insensitive.

 

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