• January 20,2013
     

    Four killed in

    central Fla. crash

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Florida authorities say that a man and three children have been killed in a wreck northwest of Orlando.

    The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident occurred Friday night on SR 33 in Lake County. Police said in a news release that “for an unknown reason” 41-year-old Wilfredo Malave lost control of his 2009 Mercedes, which struck several trees and a pole before hitting another tree and coming to a rest.

    The father and his 9-year-old son Zion were pronounced dead at the scene; a 7-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl died at Southlake Hospital.



    Man accused of

    stabbing stranger

    FREEHOLD, N.J. — Bail is set at $1 million for a New Jersey man accused of stabbing a stranger about a dozen times as she pushed her 5-month-old baby in a stroller at a Bed Bath & Beyond.

    Monmouth County prosecutors said 19-year-old Tyrik Haynes of Middletown is also accused of setting fire last month to a cat that was later found dead. A motive for Thursday’s stabbing is under investigation. The victim remained hospitalized Saturday in critical but stable condition. Her child was not injured in the attack.



    Arrest made in

    death of NY boy

    AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — An arrest has been made in the slaying of a 4-year-old boy found alone inside a Long Island apartment after an anonymous 911 call, police said Saturday.

    Jonathan Thompson, 31, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Adonis Reed, Suffolk County police said in a news release.

    Adonis was found unconscious on a couch in an apartment in a private house on a quiet Amityville street on Wednesday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at a hospital, and his death was classified as a homicide. Detectives said he showed signs of being assaulted.

    — The Associated Press

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