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Wyoming man shoplifted twice at store, applied for job
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uGILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Police in northern Wyoming say a man who allegedly shoplifted at the same store twice in one day also asked to fill out a job application during one of his visits.

The Gillette News Record reported Sunday the 36-year-old man went to the Sportsman’s Warehouse in Gillette and bought some items with a rewards card but allegedly took sunglasses and ammunition without paying for them.

Police say he returned to the store a few hours later, asked to fill out the job application and left with two more pairs of sunglasses, allegedly without paying for them.

uEMERGENCY CREWS RESCUE 5 MEN TRAPPED IN VIRGINIA CAVE: CLEVELAND, Va. (AP) — Authorities say five men have been rescued from a cave in southwest Virginia where they became trapped after heavy rains.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management search-and-rescue coordinator Billy Chrimes said Sunday evening that all five men were taken to hospitals after being pulled from the cave Sunday, one by air transport. Chrimes said they were suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion.

Officials say six men entered Cyclops Cave near Cleveland and had planned to camp overnight Saturday until conditions worsened because of drenching rains. The rains also made it difficult for them to get out.

A 22-year-old man managed to get out about 2 a.m. Sunday and alerted authorities that the others, ranging in age from 34 to 59, remained behind suffering from fatigue and cold.

uALASKA JAIL FIRE KILLS 2 PRISONERS, SERIOUSLY INJURES GUARD: NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — An early morning fire at an Alaska jail killed two inmates and seriously injured a guard who was trying to release them.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that authorities have not yet identified the victims of the fire in the village of Napakiak in southwest Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers received a report around 1:30 a.m. Sunday that the jailhouse was “full engulfed in flames” and that two prisoners inside their cells “were not able to get free” of their cells.

The injured guard was flown out of the community by a medivac helicopter. Two other guards escaped the building without reported injuries.

Police say it was not immediately clear how the fire started, although a guard reported the blaze was the result of a prisoner setting fire to a mattress.


uPOLICE: CURIOUS HOTEL GUEST CHECKS ON GUNFIRE, HIT BY BULLET: HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say curiosity about gunfire coming from a hotel parking lot in Alabama left a guest wounded when he went to check on the noise.

Police in Homewood say a 36-year-old man from South Carolina was hit by a stray bullet when the hotel guest heard the gunfire early Sunday in the parking lot and went to his third-floor window to look out.

News media reports say the man was taken to a hospital, but the wound wasn’t considered life-threatening.

Police say there apparently was a fight in the parking lot of a La Quinta hotel, and that bullets from the confrontation hit multiple parked vehicles.


u3 DIE IN ALABAMA WHEN SUV FALLS ONTO TRACKS, IS HIT BY TRAIN: MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say three people in a Jeep Wrangler died when the SUV fell from an overpass off-ramp and was struck by a train in Alabama.

News agencies report that police say a female front-seat passenger saw the oncoming train and was able to get out of the wrecked vehicle before it was hit early Sunday.

Mobile police said in a news release that the driver was thrown from the falling vehicle and died. It says the bodies of two men were found in the rear seat.

The accident occurred about 4:40 a.m. Sunday under an Interstate 10 off-ramp to Dauphin Island Parkway South.