Tag Archives: Missing Child

Body of Missing Girl Found in Missouri

Iran says it will respond to a suggested deal on their nuclear program next week instead of today. The UN has proposed exporting most of Iran’s enriched uranium to Russia for further refining, BBC News.

After a three day search, the body of nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten has been found in Missouri. The girl disappeared while walking home from a neighbor’s house on Wednesday. Police say a juvenile, who is older than Olten but acquainted with her, is being held in connection with her death, KSPR News.

The mother of the boy who was reported to be stuck in a runaway helium balloon earlier this month admitted to authorities that the event was a hoax, according to newly released court documents. Felony charges are expected to be filed against the boy’s parents, Reuters.

Hot Topic: Theater’s Impact Felt From London to N.Y.

Leave a comment

Filed under Evening Edition

DJ AM Found Dead in New York Apartment

Adam Goldstein, aged 36 and known as DJ AM, has been found dead in his New York City apartment. The popular DJ survived a plane crash last year, along with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, in which all others on board perished. There are reports that he died from a drug overdose, but those reports cannot be substantiated at this time, MTV.

The couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and hiding her in their backyard for 18 years have entered a plea of not guilty to all charges. Phillip Garrido, 58, and his spouse Nancy, 54, have been charged on 28 counts, including kidnapping and rape, and police are now searching their home for evidence that could connect Phillip Garrido with a string of murders of prostitutes. Police say the bodies were dumped in the ’90s in an area close to Garrido’s work at the time, MSNBC.

August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war started in 2001. 45 service members have been killed this month, with the latest death coming today when a soldier died in an attack on his vehicle, New York Times.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling for the arrest of his political rivals, New York Times.

Hot Topic: Charting New Orleans’ progress since Katrina.

Leave a comment

Filed under Evening Edition

U.N. General Says Darfur War Is Over

A California woman who was kidnapped in 1991 when she was 11 has been found alive. Jaycee Lee Dugard was abducted 18 years ago at a bus stop, and police say she lived with her abductors, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, this whole time. Phillip Garrido is a convicted sex offender and was imprisoned for rape. Police say Garrido fathered two children with Jaycee, with the first being born when she was only 14. Garrido also apparently kept Jaycee and her children hidden in tents in his backyard, Reuters.

The UN’s military commander in Darfur says the war in the region is over. Gen. Martin Agwai insists the violence between the government and rebel groups is over and the remaining violence and crime is due to “banditry, localized issues, people trying to resolve issues over water and land at a local level. But real war as such, I think we are over that.” Gen Agwai believes the current problems in the country are political, and many in the country are agreeing with him, BBC News.

Richard Holbrooke, the U.S.’ envoy to Afghanistan, and current President Hamid Karzai reportedly had an “explosive” meeting on August 21 in which Holbrooke questioned the president about election fraud in last Thursday’s elections. Holbrooke raised the possibility of a second round run-off to legitimize the results, after which Karzai become angry and ended the meeting early, BBC News.

Japan’s unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent last month, which is a record for the country, Bloomberg.

Leave a comment

Filed under Evening Edition