HUNTER SHOOTS AT DEAD DEER ON CART, HITS OTHER MAN: EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man who had shot a deer in the Hudson Valley woods was hauling it away on a cart when he was wounded by second hunter firing at the dead animal.
Police in Dutchess County daid that a hunter had shot a deer Saturday morning and was using a cart to bring it out of a wooded area 60 miles north of New York City.
Officers say another hunter saw the deer moving, thought it was alive and fired, hitting the first hunter in the hand and buttocks.
The injured hunter was treated at a hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.
SUSPECT TRIES TO ESCAPE VIA CEILING TILES: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle tried to escape from custody by climbing through ceiling tiles at a hospital where she was being treated.
Police say Shylen Salazar got into the ceiling above her hospital bed and hid there for more than an hour before authorities found her.
Salazar had been arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen truck. She was held in jail, where police say she told the guards she swallowed a batch of drugs to hide them from authorities.
Police say she was rushed to the hospital last week and then attempted the escape.
LIFE SENTENCE IN DISMEMBERMENT OF GEORGIA STUDENT: HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering a Georgia college student and setting his remains on fire.
Kane Rolison pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the death of 19-year-old J’maal Keyes, who was a freshman at Middle Georgia State College when he was killed in April 2013.
Rolison admitted to stabbing Keyes more than a dozen times, dismembering him, lighting his remains on fire and eventually throwing them into a river. Rolison was 17 at the time and charged as an adult.
In his admission, the now 19-year-old Rolison said he prayed for forgiveness because he was confused and lost in life. Rolison said he and Keyes were acquaintances and blamed the attack on the influence of drugs.
HOMELESS MAN ESCAPES UNHURT AFTER TENT SET ON FIRE: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officers say somebody poured gasoline or another flammable liquid on a homeless man’s tent in Oregon and set it on fire, but the man and his dog scrambled out uninjured.
The Washington County sheriff’s office says the 47-year-old man called authorities late Saturday. He told deputies he was asleep when he heard someone outside the tent and called out. He said he heard liquid being poured on the tent, saw it burst into flames and then fled.
The sheriff’s office says the man, who wasn’t identified, lost his belongings and is staying with friends during the current cold snap. Weekend lows were in the 20s.
AIR FORCE WORKING TO OPEN LAST 7 JOBS TO WOMEN: JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The Air Force’s top boss said Monday she hopes to make all jobs in the service open to qualified women in the next year and a half.
Seven jobs in the service are closed to women, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told reporters during a visit to Hawaii on Monday.
James said the Air Force is working on establishing gender-neutral standards for the positions and opening them to whoever is qualified.
“That is to say, whatever the standard is, it would be the same for men and women,” she said.
An April 2013 Air Force memo says there were 4,600 people in the seven jobs, which include combat rescue officer and enlisted combat controller.
In January 2013, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a ban on women in special operations and long-range reconnaissance units and told the armed forces to come up with detailed plans to open closed jobs.
The Air Force already has more jobs open to women than any of the services, James said. Most jobs closed to women are in the Army.
James, who became secretary in December 2013, said she also wants to boost the Air Force’s retention of women, noting women at mid-career leave the service at twice the rate of their male counterparts.
WHITE HOUSE THREATENS TO VETO EPA RELATED BILLS: WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is issuing veto threats against House Republican legislation that places new reporting requirements on the Environmental Protection Agency. The White House says the measures could delay or prevent environmental decisions.
The veto threats target three bills. One would require the EPA to disclose scientific data behind proposed regulations. The White House says some data is not released to protect the privacy of test subjects or confidential business information.
Another bill aims to reduce permit delays by requiring the EPA to update regulations whenever it revises air quality standards. The White House says that could create premature regulations without input from states.
A third bill would place restrictions on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board that the White House says would hurt its ability to advise the agency.
FBI LOOKING INTO LAWS ABOUT BODY PARTS SHIPMENTS: LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. investigators are trying to determine whether any laws were broken by two American tourists who police say tried to ship preserved human parts from Thailand to Las Vegas.
FBI spokeswoman Bridget Pappas said Monday that investigators are aware that Ryan McPherson and Daniel Tanner were questioned after Bangkok police confiscated the three packages labeled “toys.”
Police say they contained body parts including an infant’s head, a baby’s foot and an adult heart.
The 31-year-old McPherson and 33-year-old Tanner were released. They left Thailand on Sunday and couldn’t be reached for comment.
Bangkok police say McPherson told them he thought the items were bizarre and wanted to send them to friends back home.