FEDS: WOMAN SENT NUDE PHOTOS OF SON, 4, TO BOYFRIEND: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been charged with sending nude photos of her 4-year-old son to her boyfriend.
A document filed with U.S. District Court in Charlotte says the woman is charged with producing child pornography and distributing child pornography.
James Burns, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, says in the document that the woman told investigators she used her mother's cellphone to take the pictures, which she then sent to her boyfriend in Tennessee.
The photos were traced back to the woman and her boyfriend after investigators learned in January that a man in Texas had child pornography, including the photos of the young boy.
LIGHTNING KILLS 1 AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK: ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A lightning strike has killed a woman and injured seven other people at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says two of the injured were taken to a hospital by ambulance and five others transported themselves.
Patterson says park officials were notified of the lightning strike at about 1:20 p.m. Friday. It happened on the Ute Crossing Trail, which is located off Trail Ridge Road. Trail Ridge is the nation's highest continuously paved road.
'HARRY POTTER' ACTOR LEGENO DIES IN DEATH VALLEY: FURNACE CREEK (AP) — Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.
Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three "Harry Potter" films.
The brawny British actor also appeared in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Batman Begins."
The Inyo County Sheriff's Department says hikers found Legeno's body Sunday morning in a remote area of the desert park.
County Deputy Coroner Jason Molinar says Legeno's body was partially decomposed and may have been lying for days in triple-digit heat.
There was no sign of foul play.
MISSING HIKER FOUND WITH BROKEN LEG IN HIGH SIERRA: KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A 33-year-old man who failed to return from a hike in Kings Canyon National Park has been found with a broken leg.
Gregory Hein was found by a sheriff's rescue crew Thursday evening near Davis Lake, at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet.
He was flown to a hospital in serious condition.
Sheriff's officials began looking for Hein earlier in the day, when his family reported him missing.
The Clovis resident and experienced hiker was supposed to return home Monday from a backpacking trip to Mount Goddard that began July 3.
Officials believe Hein made it to Mount Goddard and injured himself on the way back down. He may have been injured for several days.
CALIFORNIA MAN CATCHES 482-POUND HALIBUT IN ALASKA: SANTA ANA (AP) — A California man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.
Jack McGuire, 76, of Santa Ana caught a 482-pound Pacific halibut.
McGuire struggled for 40 minutes before the giant fish was reeled in.
His catch outweighs the 459-pound Pacific halibut caught in Alaska in 1996 that is the world record, but it doesn't meet International Game Fish Association regulations. The halibut was shot, then harpooned before it was brought aboard the boat, disqualifying the catch from being considered for a world record.
McGuire was on a weeklong fishing trip near Glacier Bay with his three children when he caught the 95-inch-long fish.
He says the boat captain shot the giant fish to keep it from flopping around and hurting someone. He applauded the decision, even if it contributed to him not getting the record.
KODIAK, ALASKA, HAS MOST EXPENSIVE HAIRCUT IN US: KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — If you've seen a lot of long-haired men on Alaska's Kodiak Island, this might be the reason.
A new study finds the City of Kodiak has the priciest men's haircut in the nation, on average at $26.67 a cut. The national average is $13.95 a cut.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the figure is included in a state Labor Department report comparing cost of living data for more than 300 cities.