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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION
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• POLICE: BUS AIDE STOLE LUNCH MONEY, FOOD FROM PRESCHOOLERS: MILVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A school bus aide has been charged with stealing lunch money and bagged lunches from preschoolers in New Jersey.

Police in Millville say 33-year-old Rosa Rios was caught on a surveillance camera rummaging through students’ backpacks.

She’s accused of stealing money and food from the 3- to 5-year-olds she was supervising in January and February.

Authorities first reviewed the footage because the bus driver complained that someone had stolen $400 from her. Rios is also under investigation in that theft.

 

• BODY FOUND IS MISSING CALIFORNIA BABY: KNIGHTS LANDING  (AP) — Police have found the body of 20-day-old baby boy reported missing in a swampy region near the Sacramento River in Northern California after dozens of searchers spent the night looking him.

Authorities found the body shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday near the rural town of Knights Landing about 30 miles west of Sacramento.

Justin Rees and his mother, Samantha Green, 23, of Woodland were reported missing Monday.

About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Knights Landing resident called 911 to report a hysterical and crying woman who turned out to be Green on a nearby levee along the river, Woodland Police Capt. Dale Johnson said. Her car was found at the opposite end of the wetlands.

The woman was cooperative, but she was too upset and disoriented to provide details about where she and the baby had been while missing, Johnson said. A night-long search was then launched between the area where Green turned up and where her car was found on the opposite side of the wetlands known as the River Cut Slough.

 

• MAN INDICTED IN WIFE’S DEATH AFTER CHRISTMAS PRESENT FIGHT: WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been indicted on charges he killed his wife following an argument that began over Christmas presents.

A Middlesex County grand jury indicted 51-year-old Julio Resto, of Waltham, on Wednesday in the murder of his 42-year-old wife, Gloria.

Authorities say Julio Resto was arrested the morning of New Year’s Eve after he arrived at the police station with blood on his clothes and holding a knife. Authorities say he had to be subdued after he lunged at officers with the knife. Officers later found his wife’s body at their apartment.

Resto has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges and remains in custody. He is set to be arraigned March 3.

According to court records, Resto said the couple had been arguing over Christmas gifts.