Suspect in triple slaying captured in Oklahoma

A man suspected of killing three people and setting fire to a home in southern Colorado has been captured in Oklahoma after a nationwide manhunt, authorities said Sunday.

Harry Carl Mapps, 59, was arrested in Roland, Okla., on Saturday, said Kirk Taylor, sheriff of Pueblo County, Colo. Mapps had spent more than a month on the run.

Mapps is accused of fatally shooting Kim Tuttle, 55; her husband, Reggie Tuttle, 51; and their daughter, Dawn Roderick, 33. Their bodies were found in the Tuttles’ home in the small town of Rye after the house burned on Nov. 27. The fire was ruled arson, and Taylor said it was meant to cover up the shootings.


Police investigate fatal shooting of pregnant teen

Suburban Chicago police investigating the fatal Christmas shooting of a pregnant teenager as an alleged drug deal went awry nearby have charged her boyfriend and his brother with first-degree murder.

Eva Casara, whose baby survived and remains hospitalized, wasn’t an intended target, Dolton Police Chief John Franklin told the Chicago Sun-Times Saturday. The 17-year-old girl was “just in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong company,” he said. Charged are Anthony Lee, 16, and Diante Lamont Coakley, 21, both of Dolton.

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U.S. Coast Guard searching for man who jumped off ship

The U.S. Coast Guard was searching Sunday for a Canadian passenger who jumped off a Royal Caribbean Cruises ship as it motored off a remote Puerto Rican island toward the U.S. territory’s mainland.

The Coast Guard identified the missing man as Tien Phuoc Nguyen, a 26-year-old Canadian citizen. He was last seen jumping overboard by other ship passengers late Saturday. In a Sunday email, Martinez said footage of the incident was also captured by the ship’s cameras.


U.S. military same-sex partners get Japan visa deal

Japan and the United States have agreed to allow visa-free entry to Japan for same-sex marriage partners of U.S. military personnel and civilian base workers, according to sources privy to Japan-U.S. relations.

Under the new visa exemption, same-sex marriage partners of U.S. military personnel and civilian components working for U.S. forces stationed in Japan are recognized as “spouse,” the sources said.


Earthquake of 4.9 magnitude rocks much of southern Italy

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake Sunday evening rocked much of southern Italy, sending frightened people into the streets of Naples and country towns.

Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris said there were no reports of damage in the city, the largest in Italy’s south.

— From news service reports

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