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Honor student who sued parents, returns home

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:20 Published in National News

 

ROSELAND, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with them.
 
The Star-Ledger of Newark reports that the lawyer representing Rachel Canning's parents said in a statement Wednesday that the 18-year-old's return is not contingent on any financial or other considerations.
 
A judge last week denied the teen's request for child support and to have her parents pay her remaining high school tuition. But the judge scheduled an April court date to consider the over-arching question of whether the Cannings are obligated to financially support their adult daughter.
 
Attorney Angelo Sarno says a news conference will be held outside the firm's office in Roseland at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

2 NYC buildings collapse in explosion, 2 dead

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:17 Published in National News

 

NEW YORK (AP) - An explosion has leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing two people and injuring 17 others.
 
The New York Police Department says two females died in the East Harlem blast. No other information is available.
 
A utility company says a resident in a nearby building reported smelling gas shortly before the explosion Wednesday morning.
 
Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee says a resident from a building adjacent to the two that collapsed reported that he smelled gas inside his apartment, but thought the odor could be coming from outside.
 
He would not speculate on whether a gas leak caused the explosion.

Woman accused of lighting fireworks in car found dead

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:15 Published in Local News

 

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis County woman facing criminal charges for injuring her sons by lighting fireworks inside an SUV has been found dead.
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 44-year-old Kara Koriath was found Tuesday morning with a single, fatal, gunshot wound. Investigators found after-death instructions inside Koriath's home, along with a will, suicide letters and a recently-purchased life insurance policy.
 
Police say Koriath intentionally lit strategically-placed fireworks while driving along Interstate 270 in November, causing the SUV to catch fire and crash. Her sons, ages 13 and 16, suffered burns and smoke inhalation.
 
Authorities suspect her motive was to seek revenge on her married lover, who was expected to be driving along the same route. She was free on $200,000 bond.

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