Thursday, December 12, 2013
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been executed for killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car had broken down in 1994. Allen Nicklasson was pronounced dead at 10:52 last night at the Missouri state prison. After killing the Good Samaritan, Nicklasson and another man drove the victim's car to Arizona. When the vehicle broke down in the desert, they approached the home of Joseph and Charlene Babcock and killed them. Both men were sentenced to life in prison for the Arizona killings.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Governors in 16 states today unveil a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West. Leaders of the Western Governors' Association at their annual winter meeting in Las Vegas say they want to make it easier to chart paths across large landscapes where developers can expect the least regulatory resistance.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns broadcaster Tom Chambers has apologized to the team and its fans for his DUI arrest in Scottsdale. Police say Chambers was pulled over Saturday night after an officer saw a pickup truck weaving in a bicycle lane and found two opened bottles of beer inside the vehicle. Suns officials declined comment on the arrest.
PHOENIX (AP) — An independent team created by Gov. Jan Brewer to oversee 6,550 ignored child abuse and neglect reports says they've assigned more than 1,200 of those cases to social workers. The so-called CARE team also said yesterday that they've verified that more than 550 reports from the past four years have now received responses. Nearly 200 children have been visited by police or social workers.